It’s been a good week for music releases

I’ve been buried in work and forgot about some major music releases this week. After a visit to iTunes Store I picked up:

  1. Keep It Simple — Van Morrison
  2. Accelerate — R.E.M.
  3. Last Night — Moby

Van, is, sounding, a lot, older, these, days. Nice bluesy album to relax to. R.E.M.’s new album is a bit pricey at $13.99 (16 tracks) when most albums are $9.99 on iTunes. I’ve listened to it once and think it will grow on me the more I play it.

Moby’s latest album is an old school, 80s, toe-tapping, head bopping, club sounding disc that makes me feel old. Despite that I like the album.

Who would have thought that Apple’s iTunes Store would become the top music retailer in the US in under five years? I prefer to shop at iTunes Store because I listen to most of my music on my computer while I work.

I have a large CD collection but they take up a lot of space. Just ask my wife. CDs get dusty. The jewel cases break. The discs scratch sometimes go missing when you lend them to friends. My digital music collection is easy to find, takes up very little physical space and costs less.

Posted in Music at 11:07 PM