Monday, January 12, 2009

Music Monday: My X-mas Music

For X-mas, I got lots of music. Here are some of the highlights:

Fleetwood Mac: Tusk (video: Tusk)
The album is good. The song is great. Check out Don't Stop (Thinking About Tomorrow) and Go Your Own Way from that same concert (mixtube playlist). Really nice, fresh versions of these classics.

Beastie Boys: Check Your Head (video: So What'cha Want)
It starts out with a sample from Cheap Trick Live at Budokan, so that's a great, great start. This album has a harder punk edge than most other BB albums, but it's an edge that works.

Nat Adderley: Work Song (video: Work Song)
Wes Montgomery plays guitar on this album and the two of them fit together well. "Sack O' Woe" is a tremendous song (but I couldn't find a YouTube link for their version of it).

Stevie Wonder: Songs In the Key of Life (video: Isn't She Lovely)
This album is absolutely legendary and for good reason. If you don't smile when you listen to "Sir Duke", "I Wish", or "Isn't She Lovely", then you have serious problems. Still, the album is far greater than just the sum of its hit songs.

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