Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Broken Bells

I love music. All kinds, all the time. I would definitely call my taste in music eclectic. I have a little bit of everything. But my favorite CDs are the ones I can listen to all the way through and love from start to finish.

Even better is when I stumble across a gem one way or the other. It's like finding buried treasure. Only, unlike a chest full of gold, this treasure I like to share. Family, friends, anyone who will listen.

So that's what I'm doing right now.

I discovered Broken Bells sometime in mid-2010. I heard "The High Road" on a shopping trip in Hastings, meandered over to the screen that was playing the video so I could catch the name of the band. I realized I recognized the name—I'd seen the CD only a few days before next to the register at Starbucks. I decided to take that as a sign.

I immediately went over to the music department and found a copy of the CD. I forked over my money (Okay, you got me—I used my credit card) and popped the disc in my car as soon as I got in. I was enjoying it so much that when I got back to my apartment, I didn't want to get out of the car.

Since then, I've only grown to love it more.

I'm terrible at describing or categorizing music because I like so many different genres. So instead of trying to explain it only to fail, I recommend heading over to iTunes and previewing Broken Bell's self titled CD. I don't imagine you'll regret it.

I know I didn't.


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Anonymous said...

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Sarah said...

@noobventures—Well thank you! I really appreciate that! :-) And thank you for following!

@smilelikewoe—You guys are both awesome. Thanks! :-D

June said...

Cool--I just picked this CD up myself. Haven't listened to it all the way through yet (got a few new ones and still working my way through them all:)

Cool that you like them too!


Ariel said...

Must go check that out. You KNOW I'm a music gal!! And I'd love to compare playlist...I think I'm about as eclectic as you are!

Sara said...

Sarah, what a great review. I am really proud of how far Broken Bells has come! If anyone is interested in Grammy nominated album (ahem ahem), they can purchase it for $5 on Amazon! http://bit.ly/hXfNai

Sarah said...

@June—Awesome! I hope you enjoy it! I do the same thing when I buy new CDs, especially when I get several at once; it always takes me a little while to get to them all! In fact, I just bought three new CDs a few days ago, and I'm still on the first one! :-)

@Ariel—That would be fun! I LOVE having such a wide range of musical preference. :-)

@Sara—$5 is a steal! I paid twice as much, I think, but it was worth every penny and more! It's one of my favorite CDs.