Friday, May 28, 2004

Music: Soundtrack for a Road trip

Diane and I drove up to Dallas for Anju & Brad's wedding last weekend. We left in the afternoon and returned the same night: a lot of driving for one day. But the tunes and conversation made it a great trip. Here is what we listened to:
Coldplay - Parachutes: I had forgotten what a wonderful album this was. More mellower than their follow-up Rush of Blood to the Head. Chris Martin's vocals get under your skin.
New Order - Get Ready: Ah, all time favorite band. Their latest cd from 2002. Back into good form. First heard it when I was driving up from San Diego to LA with my cousin Parisa.
Verve - Storm in Heaven: I have written about this album before. It was 2AM when this was on - perfect soundtrack for driving through the bleak landscape around Waco - swirling guitars.
Underworld - A Hundred Days Off: Another one of my fave bands. I have written about this album too before.
Stereolab - Dots & Loops: Top 5 band. This was the first album I heard of theirs (thanks Darrell). Great place to start if you have not heard this band.
Dandy Warhols - Welcome to the Monkey House: I heard them first at the Austin City Limits music festival last year. What a great live show. I went straight to the Waterloo Records tent and bought two of their cds. This one has a very 80s new wave flavor.