OK – When you listen to as much music as I do, sometimes you miss something or just don’t get it the first time through. I’m talking about those artists that I listened to before and either didn’t or did like and then changed position 180 degrees.
So here is my inaugural “What the fuck was I thinking” list – to be updated periodically as I clean the wax out of my ears.
(Links take you to the appropriate section on iTunes)
Gomez – I had their cd Liquid Skin for a couple of years on a recommendation. Never listened to it – and then at some point in 2004 realized how good they were.
PJ Harvey – I really must have been high on this one. Because of the song she did with Thom Yorke called “The Mess We’re In” from Stories from the City – Stories from the Sea – I decided to take a listen again. I had her cd To Bring You My Love when it was released back in 1995 and hated it. I screwed up royal on this one.
Sleater-Kinney – I Had their The Hot Rock for years. Carrie Brownstein’s voice can be tough to get past, but recently I can’t stop listening to them. They are among the best musicians in modern rock, especially drummer Janet Weiss.
The Cardigans – This band I simply dismissed thinking that they were light and without substance. After hearing the song “Live and Learn” on the TV show Grey’s Anatomy, I picked up the cd Long Gone Before Daylight. Lead singer and songwriter Nina Person tends to be more brooding than I ever expected from the person that wrote “Lovefool”. Listen the the song “And Then You Kissed Me”.
That’s enough for now – but tell me your “what the fucks”