I am getting old.
I say this not because I just had a birthday, or another kid. Not because I can't keep up with the kids on the facebook, or even that I don't understand what they're watching on the TV these days (do they still watch TV? or just web shorts?)
Nope. I'm getting old because my list of music to purchase is pretty much stale. I got an iTunes gift card for my birthday, and have nothing good to spend it one. So I ask you, oh internets for recommendations for albums (remember those) or songs I just MUST get. Otherwise, I'm plopping down $20 eBucks to hear Rufus Wainright's version of Judy Garland's Carnegie Hall show, which just doesn't feel birthdayish enough. I'd rather something new.
So....Here are a few artists/ albums that have gotten me going over the past few months/ years to guide your recommendations...Let's see if you can inspire me more than Amazon or iTunes genius...
Rufus Wainright: Want One and Want Two
Jolie Holland (Formerly of Be Good Tanyas)
New Pornographers: Twin Cinema and Challengers
Andrew Bird: Noble Beast and Armchair Apocrypha
Regina Spektor (I'll probably get her new album once it comes out)
Elliott Smith (XO and Figure 8)
Hem (which releases in August original settings from this summer's Shakespeare in the Park production of Twelfth Night)
Fiona Apple: Extraordinary Machine
What's missing? what MUST I hear? Please help me figure out what's missing on my iPod!