Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Justin McRoberts and Counting Crows

Last week, I got new cds from two of my favorite artists..Justin McRoberts and Counting Crows.

I am so pleased to say that I love both of the new albums.

It is such a nice treat to get good new music. It is so nice to have new songs in the soundtrack of my life! :)

See, my life already has quite a bit of Counting Crows and Justin McRoberts in the background. Their voices and songs are welcomed parts of the fabric of my memory.

Here's one of my favorite songs off of Justin McRobert's Deconstruction

It's a great song to listen to when you're driving at night in a reflective mood with windows down and the cool spring air filling your lungs.

Here's my favorite from the Counting Crows album...let me preface this by saying this may be my favorite CC song ever. I am totally in love with it. ( That is really saying something for me who finds August and Everything After to be a practically perfect CD.) And yes, I do believe it's because of that haunting piano music. :)

So if you're looking for some good new music, this is it. I do want to say that Justin McRoberts is a Christian artist (though a very refreshing and wonderful one) and the Counting Crows are not. In case anyone cares about that.

I am submitting this post to Randy Elrod's Watercooler Wednesday. If you participate this week, you'll be entered to win an ipod shuffle. AND please mention I sent you so that I can get some extra entries. :)


Anonymous said...

Yeah, I really like Counting Crows too... A good friend told me recently that their recent release was great, but I hadn't had a chance to check it out yet. Thanks for sharing! “August and Everything After” is currently in the CD changer in my car, and I've been reading over those lyrics a bit this past week. I'd actually just pulled this album out after a long long rest. I love the Counting Crows, but their music has the ability sometimes to get me in kind of a down state... maybe because I was in a little tumultuous time of life when “August” came out. Anyway, one of the (many) groups of lines that sticks in my memory is from Mr. Jones:

Gray is my favorite color
I felt so symbolic yesterday
If I knew Picasso
I would buy myself a gray guitar and play...

Another would be from Round Here:

Then she looks up at the building
and says she's thinking of jumping
She says she's tired of life;
she must be tired of something...

You know I used to think the lyrics of this song had a line that said “we all talk like liars?” :o)

John said...

Man, I love Counting Crows. Recovering the Satellites is my favorite album. I have seen them live three times now. I will admit this new album didn't "grab" me at first. But, I do enjoy it.

Amy said...

thanks for stopping by. Jonathanpaul, I can totally see how that would be. it's not necessarily the happiest music, but I still love it.

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