RECORD OF THE MONTH

I figured I’d do a monthly ‘what i’m listening to’ kind of thing. This could be viewed as a lame placeholder kind of post. And probably it is. But it’s my blog! So there!These may or may not be newly released disks. They might not even be a good disk – just what is been in heavy rotation in my car (as usually the iPod is playing anywhere else).

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Almost a year after it’s release*, The CardigansSuper Extra Gravity keeps finding its way to my cd changer. Actually, I’m not quite sure it has ever left my car. While not as good as 2003’s Long Gone Before Daylight, it holds up pretty well. Of the first five songs, I can easily skip three of them. But from track 5 until the end, I play straight through.

Though the dog analogy gets a bit tired, the beat and pace (and title) of “I Need Some Fine Wine and You, You Need to be Nicer” becomes the centerpiece of the disk. Super Extra Gravity is like a collection of songs. There is not a lot of cohesion to it – but it kind of works. I just take them as 12 individual songs and not as ‘an album’.

Again, not a desert island disk – but good enough where I keep it in medium, but seemingly continual rotation.

* There is no U.S. release of this disk, btw. It is available by import only. However, amazon sells the import for no more than any domestic release.

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