I’m enjoying these recent new albums more than I expected to:
Cowboy Junkies – Renmin Park
Angus and Julia Stone – Down the Way
Damien Jurado – Saint Bartlett
The Bird and the Bee – Interpreting the Masters Volume 1: A Tribute to Daryl Hall and John Oates
The Cowboy Junkies album (MP3 version) is on special sale at the amazon.com downloads store today. $3.99. It’s excellent. The Angus and Julia Stone album is surprisingly good. I wasn’t much of a fan, but once I got used to them, this album really grew on me. Same with The Bird and the Bee. At first I hated it. Now I rather love it.
I was hoping I was going to like the Damien Jurado album, as I’ve really liked most of what he’s done. And I liked it even more than I expected to.
You can check out (and download) selected tracks from all of these here at hype machine. Just put the band name in the search bar.
Suggested: “Stranger Here”
Angus and Julia Stone:
Suggested: “Down the Yellow Brick Road”
Suggested: “Cloudy Shoes”
The Bird and the Bee
Suggested: “Sara Smile”