A day late, but I made my weekly Best Buy run last night. I always like to check what new releases and specials they run, because I just can’t bother to keep up with that info myself anymore. This week, for example, I was surprised to find out that a 2-disc special edition of Trainspotting had finally been released. Yay, I finally get to see the international version!
Musically speaking, I also tend to find some real gems with their push for CD’s to be $9.99. I picked up another 3 fairly recent releases, and can so far praise one of them (haven’t listened to the other two yet). Motown 1’s is simply a stellar release featuring 26 tracks from one of the best labels and the foundation for so much modern music. There are so many songs that I know and love, and plenty that I loved but didn’t even know it! Even if you don’t feel like shelling out the 10 bucks, look at the track listing and download away. Everybody should be schooled in the classics so that they can truly appreciate music.
The most important track on the compilation for me is SmokeyRobinson & The Miracles‘ “The Tears of a Clown”. If you don’t know this song, you should. It would easily make my top ten songs ever written. And this leads me to my next point – I’m thinking of compiling a list of the songs that I consider the greatest. And I don’t mean favorites. I mean those songs that are so perfect and so important that the world would be severely lacking without them. Obviously this is still a matter of opinion, but since it’s my blog, my opinion rules. Number one on that list (although I doubt it will actually be numbered) is an easy choice for me, and anyone who hears me play it constantly will know what I mean. Still, I’m more than willing to take any suggestions…
I also just realized that this was possibly the most boring post on an interesting subject ever written. I’ve got to get back into the swing of things.
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My brother just picked that Motown CD up and we were listening to it while I was home. It was cool. I really need to pick up a copy. It’s funny to think that even though we have *very* different taste in music and rarely see eye to eye, I can at least accept that he has an understanding of what good music is supposed to sound like :-P.
Number one on that list (although I doubt it will actually be numbered) is an easy choice for me, and anyone who hears me play it constantly will know what I mean.
Is it Muskrat Love? 🙂
Malina – it’s always good when people can at least appreciate the classics. I already told Lisa that if we have a daughter and she ever wants me to buy her Britner Spears type crap, I’m locking her in a room with nothing but CSN for a week.
Markus – You know me so well 😉
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