What I Am Listening To Lately

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There is so many types of music and as an art form everyone likes or dislikes whatever works for them. I don’t agree with people just saying music isn’t good because all art is an art, and if it isn’t your taste that is really just that one persons opinion. Clearly people like just about anything, from any genre of music to the manufactured record label pop that is mass produced and played to death on the radio. It is still an art either way you look at it.

Working for my wife’s music production company has broadened my horizons on music, over the past year I have heard over a dozen local bands in Arizona and have a much greater appreciation for musicians and the “little guy” trying to get their stuff out there. Some of my latest music tastes come random from all over the category map.

One such song is “Sweet About Me” by Gabriella Cilmi, which I heard on Octane Hits the other day and the song stuck in my head so I had to listen to it some more. It has a unique style, an almost oldies feel to it. Her voice reminds me a little of Macy Gray.

“Love Lockdown” by Kanye is another song that gets stuck in my head, not sure why, but I had to play it like 30 times in one day just so I would stop hearing it my head.

I have always liked Everlast and wound up listening to his 2008 album (I didn’t even know he released one) called “Love, War and the Ghost of Whitey Ford” I really enjoyed his previous albums, some of the best songs like “Babylon Feeling” and “Black Jesus” were excellent tracks.

Shinedown has some great tracks from older and newer albums, I find when I work out that White Zombie’s Astro Creep album is among the best music you can work out to. “More Human Than Human” is my favorite White Zombie song of all time.

I listen to a bit of everything, Sting of course is my favorite musician and I never get sick of listening to the Sacred Love album, or Ten Summoner’s Tales.

-Justin Germino

Updated: February 21, 2009 — 9:34 pm