Wednesday, June 11, 2008

ROULETTE 16

Haven't been keeping up lately, sadly enough. Still, here's some songs I've been enjoying as of late...

1. Sarah McLachlan - Prayer of St. Francis (from Rarities, B-Sides And Other Stuff Volume 2; 2008)

McLachlan does gorgeous work with music-izing this prayer, making a beautiful piece of music even for those with no religious affiliation. A longtime favourite.

2. Adrienne Pierce - Fool's Gold (from Faultline; 2007)

A really pretty song found through "Grey's Anatomy". The lyrics are pretty similar to most of its ilk, but Pierce has quite a nice voice.

3. Jem - It's Amazing (from Sex and the City Movie OST; 2008)

We've all been waiting far too long for Jem's new album, and we get a small sneak peek with her inclusion in the "Sex and the City" OST. It's nice, and foretells good things for the new album.

4. Alanis Morissette - The Guy Who Leaves (from Flavors of Entanglement Bonus Disc; 2008)

While I agree with Morissette's decision to leave this song off the CD proper, it makes a very nice b-side of sorts, with a nice introspective look and an enjoyable sound.

5. Wolf Parade - Call It a Ritual (from Mount Zoomer; 2008)

A new discovery prompted by a cousin. Definitely worth a listen, with vocals that sound a little like Belle & Sebastian if they were more indy-rock-whatever instead of twee.

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3 comments:

Anonymous said...

We've been waiting so long for Jem's new album that I sold my copy of her first one, and you can now pick up a brand new copy almost anywhere for 2 of your British pounds.

That's how long we've been waiting for Jem's new album!

;-)

kdm said...

Cool to see Adrienne Pierce up here. "Laundry and Dishes" is one of my favorites from her.

I really enjoy your music blog. I turn to it whenever I'm in a rut and want to find something new. ^^

Anonymous said...

I agree! I think Jem's new track foretells a lot about her new album! I just read a cool interview of hers in Ragged mag. I downloaded it for free at RaggedMag.com