I could talk about the new Kelly Clarkson CD (pretty good), the FINALLY released Chris Cornell CD (maybe later this week), or another new Chris Richardson track from MySpace (not too shabby), but none of that is really inspiring me this morning. So as a warm-up (it’s 28 and snowing here today), here are a few tracks that I’m jamming to at the moment:
Pet Shop Boys “Did You See Me Coming?”
It’s as if the heavens opened up and sent a chorus of Neil Tennant angels down to Earth to serenade us. The song was released on Sunday as part of a PSB hits collection in England (thanks to Paul for the heads up), and I just can’t get enough. For those of you who haven’t checked it out yet, the new CD is available to hear at 7Digital.
Jesse McCartney “How Do You Sleep”
I missed this one on my first trip through the CD, but the reissue of Departure includes a new version with Ludacris that’s blasting up the pop radio charts. I don’t mind the Ludacris rap, but at the heart of the song is a killer hook that I hear at random times during the day.
Neko Case “This Tornado Loves You”
Neko first came into my view when her music was used on “Big Love”, but I didn’t really get it at the time. Trust me, I get it now. “Middle Cyclone” is a brilliant CD, and “Tornado” is a big highlight of the record. (Yes, there’s a bit of a weather theme here) I’ve also found myself listening to the half hour of tree frogs at the end of the CD several times in the last week. Apparently, tree frogs encourage concentration when studying. Go figure!
Tailgating on your warming up comment, I think “Did You See Me Coming” is the perfect spring/summer jam. It’s got a feel-good beat and an infectious chorus. Probably my fave song at the moment.
ditto on a brilliant spring/summer possible single for the pet shop boys tune. amazing. Jesse (like shayne ward actually) is ridiculously underrated so i’m hoping that his rereleased album will garner him so more attention!
Neko Case is everywhere in Australia at the moment. I don’t get her myself but I can tell the music is quality.
Didn’t pick you for a Jessie. Not that there’s anything wrong with that….
A coworker was telling me about Neko Case this morning and now I’m interested. I hear the Chris Cornell album is no good.
I love Neko very much. Have loved her stuff from the beginning and every album is better than the last. I didn’t know if she could top Fox Confessor, but she has.
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