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So one day a couple of years ago, I was using iTunes, and I looked at the little feature that tells you what you might like based on your recent purchases, the the number one suggestion was something by Vampire Weekend, and I thought, "Wow." ITunes thinks I'm ready to get into Vampire Weekend ... iTunes thinks I'm cool!
Even setting aside the question of whether I should be surrendering my own music judgment to some stupid algorithm, it turned out I didn't like Vampire Weekend that much anyway. What I had really done was to blunder into a sea of choices that were not choices at all but different shades of the same thing ...
One of the paradoxes of modern popular music is that there have never before been so many chances to hear so many different artists and yet there is also that creeping sense that we've drifted farther from those moments when something new and fresh would really stir us. Or is that just my own pop ennui?
Our Playlist for Today:
Down the Line, Love – The Castanets
A Hundred Hearts – The Swimmers
24-25 – The Kings of Convenience
Low Rising – The Swell Season (Strict Joy)
Love that Conquers
Saudades de Manadinho Araujo – Forro in the Dark
Better than You – Light a Candle
Into the Clouds – The Starfolk (ep)
Think I Need it Too – Echo and The Bunnymen (The Fountain)
Mad World – Shannon Butcher
Ray’s Dad’s Cadillac – Joni Mitchell
Tidal – Imogen Heap
Little Bird – Imogen Heap