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).

Remember, this is what I am listening to, not necessarily what I recommend – though usually if I’m going to post it here, I pretty much like it. Maybe I should change the title segment of these monthly postings.

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While pondering that, I am not not recommending (did you follow that?) Shawn Colvin or her brand-spankin’-new disk, These Four Walls. It only came out yesterday. Even bad Shawn is still usually pretty good.

I really haven’t formed a solid opinion yet. My initial thought was – “eh, it’s ok”. Her last disk, Whole New You, took a long time for me to appreciate – but that turned out to be her best disk. There are usually a few songs that jump out at me – and so far only one has (“Tuff Kid”), though the first single, (they don’t make those – do they?) “Fill Me Up” is ok, in a light kind of way. Producer John Leventhal has not gone out of his way to distinguish this disk from her last two.

Colvin covers the Bee Gee’s “Words”, and it works ok. If you want to hear her do a killer cover, check out her greatest hits collection where she does the Beatles’ “I’ll Be Back”.

Blobby did purchase this via iTunes and w/there is an additional track there that is not found on the versions sold at the brick & mortar.

I do, however, love the cover art.

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