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25 Albums (since 2000) you should own

Greetings music lovers,

 Today’s blog is a monthly continuation of 25 albums you should own and has the following parameters:

  • Album must have been recorded/released in or after to 2000
  • No duplication of artist
  • No live albums or greatest hits (kind of an all encompassing copout to include either)
  • Listing of my favorite track from said album (This is not so much a parameter but a mere bonus for your reading pleasure)

 Twenty Five albums you should own! (In no particular order):

Artist Album Song
State Radio Us Against The Crown Camilo
Amos Lee Last Days At the Lodge What’s Been Going On
Brett Dennen So Much More Ain’t No Reason
The Black Crowes Before the Frost Appaloosa
Bob Dylan Modern Times Thunder on the Mountain
Beck The Information Strange Apparition
Ben Harper & The Relentless 7 White Lies for Dark Times Faithfully Remain
Bon Iver For Emma, Forever Ago Flume
Corrine Bailey Rae Corrine Bailey Rae Seasons Change
Eddie Vedder Into the Wild Society
Erin Ivey The 11th Floor Chocolate
Foo Fighters In Your Honor Another Round
The Hold Steady Stay Positive Lord, I’m Discouraged
James McMurtry Childish Things We Can’t Make It Here
Josh Ritter The Animal Years Girl In the War
Yeah Yeah Yeahs Show Your Bones Warrior
Zac Brown Band The Foundation Highway 20 Ride
William Fitzsimmons Until When We Are Ghosts Passion Play
Vampire Weekend Vampire Weekend The Kids Don’t Stand A Chance
TV On the Radio Dear Science Halfway Home
Tom Petty Highway Companion Square One
Spoon Transference Nobody Gets Me But You
Slaid Cleaves Everything You Love Will Be Taken Away Beautiful Thing
Serj Tankian Elect the Dead Money
Rilo Kiley Under the Blacklight Silver Lining
Ray LaMontagne Trouble Jolene

 So, there you have it, another list of musical bliss.  Take your time, check them out and let me know what you think.

 Great music awaits!


You should be listening to William Fitzsimmons!

William Fitzsimmons seemed destined to be a musician from his early days.  He was born to two blind parents who were musically inclined and had an array of instruments in the house.  One of which, was a pipe organ that his father built into the house with his own hands.  He was taught piano and trombone in elementary school and taught himself the guitar in Jr. High.

 While it is obvious he became a musician (check out his cool, long musician beard), it was not always a clear path for William. He pursued his education in the field of mental health and became a practicing therapist.  While in graduate school, he purchased some recording equipment and tinkered around a bit.

 He self-produced and released his debut album “Until When We are Ghost” in 2005.  Shortly after the release, his songs started showing up in television shows such as “Grey’s Anatomy” “One Tree Hill”, and “Army Wives”.  In 2006 he engineered and produced his second album “Goodnight”.  His first official studio album “The Sparrow and the Crow” was released in 2008.

 His lyrics are often dark and autobiographical and sung/whispered with a quiet yet emotional power.  On occasion, he has a tendency to mix electronica with folk style music which does not sound as weird as you might expect. 

 William Fitzsimmons Discography

  • Until When We Are Ghosts
  • Goodnight
  • The Sparrow and the Crow
  • Live from the Downtown Studios

 Top 5 William Fitzsimmons Songs according to Butler (Albums listed to right of song):

  1.  Passion Play (Until When We are Ghosts)
  2. Even Now (The Sparrow and the Crow)
  3. Forsake All Others  (Until When We are Ghosts)
  4. Afterall (Goodnight)
  5. Maybe Be Alright (The Sparrow and the Crow)

 Give William Fitzsimmons a chance and let me know what you think.  http://www.last.fm/music/William+Fitzsimmons/+videos/+1-8SVH3UxFcCc

 William Fitzsimmons music is available on iTunes, some record stores and www.williamfitzsimmons.com.

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