I can’t live without Rhapsody, an online jukebox. The subscription fee is $10/month which I think is well worth it because I can listen at home or at work to just about anything my heart desires. They’ve got this Instant Playlist feature that creates a playlist based on your listening history. This morning my Instant Playlist consists of Everclear, R.E.M., Arctic Monkeys, The Sounds, Olivia Newton-John, John Travolta, and Dave Gleason. I’m fine with the first half. I really dig Arctic Monkeys. I love The Sounds–so that’s just a repeat of what I listen to.
But where is the classical? Where is the rap/hip-hop? I’ll admit I’m a fan of the Dixie Chicks, but this country Dave Gleason guy is not my style! Oliva Newton-John’s ‘Let’s Get Physical?’ What’s going on there? And John Travolta’s ‘Summer Nights’ from Grease? Omigosh!
I try to listen to new music, but I don’t do it enough. I can’t help putting stuff I like on repeat. Here are several of my favorites.
- The Sounds
- Amy Winehouse
- Bic Runga
- Obie Trice
- Sigur Ros
- Trespassers William
- Stevie Wonder
- Regina Spektor
I’m such a big fan of Rhapsody, I urge you to try it. They offer a free trial period.