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Sunday, December 05, 2004

My last 5 CDs

Some time ago, somebody asked me this question: "What are the last 5 CD's you purchased?". Not a hypothetical "what you you be playing at your party right now?" or "what's your favorites CD right now?". By revealing my actual CD purchases, I couldn't try to impress someone by giving a situation-specific, I know the cool secret CDs that no one knows about - type answer.

Unfortunately, I don't buy many CD's now. So here are the last 5 from memory, in reverse order, with more certainty in the last CD and working backwards.

1. Duran Duran, Astronuat. 80's wonder band returns with original members. I read a favorable review. Curiosity was also part of the reason why I got this. The 1st single seemed strong and melodic. I've only had a chance to listen to it through once. Not bad.

2. Judy Wu, Fiction in Disguise. This is a local artist, and a good friend of mine. Really talented songwriter who will be playing at The Vintage Bar this weekend. Rumor has it that I will open a few songs and provide some BGVs. Check out www.judy-wu.com.

3. Los Lonely Boys, Los Lonely Boys. Recommendations for this CD came from two different people. I will now buy any other CD that they recommend. One of the best CDs I've heard all year. Incredible talent, great vocals, great songs...

4. Tears for Fears, Everyobody Loves a Happy Ending. Saw them perform a track on GMA (or some other morning show), and thought "what a nice little Beatle-esque number..."

5. Nelly Furtado, Folklore. I caught a little interview on NPR and thought, "behind the MTV glitz and made-for-teens image, there's a talented artist in there with a nice sound."
|| hcpark, 10:27 PM

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