Friday, March 24, 2006

Enya, AC/DC, Meat Loaf and The Postal Service

Bit of a mixed bag this week, but that's pretty common for me…

Enya: A Day Without Rain

A very nice atmospheric and relaxing mix of tracks and great stuff for calming you down after a stressful day in the office.

  1. A Day Without RainA Day Without Rain
  2. Wild Child
  3. Only Time
  4. Tempus Vernum
  5. Deora Ar Mo Chroi
  6. Flora's Secret
  7. Fallen Embers
  8. Silver Inches
  9. Pilgrim
  10. One By One
  11. Lazy Days
AC/DC: Back In Black

Back to my roots here - a classic rock album from a classic rock band. Great, loud vocals from Brian Johnson and stonking guitar riffs from Angus Young. This is definitely one of their best albums and great music to drive to.
  1. Hells Bells
  2. Shoot To Thrill
  3. What Do You Do For Money Honey
  4. Givin The Dog A Bone
  5. Let Me Put My Love Into You
  6. Back In Black
  7. You Shook Me All Night Long
  8. Have A Drink On Me
  9. Shake A Leg
  10. Rock And Roll Ain't Noise Pollution

Meat Loaf: Bat Out Of Hell

The AC/DC album got me in the mood for more classic rock music and this is definitely one of the milestone albums of that genre. Written by Jim Steinman, most of these tracks are now legendary and seeing them performed live on stage by Meat Loaf is even better. I first saw him perform Paradise by the Dashboard Light on The Old Grey Whistle Test back in the 70's but we saw him at the SECC a few years ago and it was still an amazing show.
  1. Bat Out Of Hell
  2. You Took The Words Right Out Of My Mouth
  3. Heaven Can Wait
  4. All Revved Up With No Place To Go
  5. Two Out Of Three Ain't Bad
  6. Paradise By The Dashboard Light
  7. Bolero
  8. Bat Out Of Hell
  9. Dead Ringer For Love

The Postal Service: Give Up

A new band for me, got this from my daughter. This is the debut album of the band formed between Ben Gibbard (Death Cab for Cutie) and Jimmy Tamborello (Figurine, Dntel). Mostly synthetic electronica but it works brilliantly to produce a great mix of dreamy, melancholic tracks with beautiful lyrics. Hope they do some more together.
  1. District Sleeps Alone Tonight
  2. Such Great Heights
  3. Sleeping In
  4. Nothing Better
  5. Recycled Air
  6. Clark Gable
  7. We Will Become Silhouettes
  8. This Place Is A Prison
  9. Brand New Colony
  10. Natural Anthem

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