Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Song of the Week

Okay, so if you haven't been able to tell by the constant blaring of music on my blog, I LOVE music. Lots and lots of music. Since most people will never stay on my blog long enough to ever hear my entire playlist of favorites (of which I have several), I decided to come up with something new. From now on I will be posting a song of the week, in which that song will be playing when you enter my blog, along with an explanation as to why I chose that particular song. It could be a new song or artist that I just discovered, a hot new single or just a good old classic that brings back alot of great memories. So without further ado, the song for this week is...

"Extraordinary Machine" by Fiona Apple.
Let me just say that I LOVE this song. I've been an "in the closet" Fiona fan since high school. I always loved "Criminal" (you know, "'Cause I'm feelin' like a criminal!), but felt a little guilty for liking it, so never really bought the CD or anything. Well, I lost track of her when I got to college and started listening to ska and 311 (another guilty little pleasure), so that was the end of my Fiona phase. I was on playlist.com last night, looking for some new tunes to add to my playlist, when for good old times, I typed in Fiona Apple. Man... she's been busy! This album, "Extraordinary Machine" came out in 2005, which is her most recent work right now. I listened to all of the tracks on the CD and really liked her new artsy/carnivalesque sound. Some of the songs are a little too oppressive, but for the most part they were a pleasure to listen to. The title song, "Extraordinary Machine" was my favorite, by far. I loved the chimes in the intro and the arrangements of the brass, woodwinds and strings throughout. But the thing that got me the most was her voice! It was still the same old Fiona, but it sounded so different with such a different sound backing her up. Anyway, I hope that you all enjoy listening to this song as much as I do, even if it's just for the sake of listening to something a little different.


Kristi said...

What a great idea, I always think that about my playlist..."nobody will ever stay on my blog long enough to hear this great song at the bottom!" You are so wise and deep in the way you explain music and your thoughts behind why you like a certain song. Me, I just say hey I like it because...well I just do! Hahaha! Oh yea, I took that Ingrid Michaelson song from you, can't remember the name of it but it was playing on your blog the other day and I thought it was great. ;)