What you're about to read is a collection of pointers to some of the music I've discovered on the iTunes Music Store, music I like enough that I want to share it. If you're an iPod owner and an iTunes fan (and if you aren't, what are you doing here?), maybe you'll find something new. Click on any of the CD covers to bounce over to the store and sample a few tracks. And then maybe stop by my other blog for a few well chosen words (and maybe a random snark or two).RSS feed
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Have some music to recommend? I can always use a few pointers. Use the comments link at the bottom of the page.
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Tue, 02 Nov 2004

Wildflower / Keiko Matsui
Glad to see I'm not the only shallow guy here on the iTMS. Well, either that or my taste in music is more common than I thought. Because there has to be something more than random chance to the way iTMS "Listeners also bought..." recommendations tend to track my own choices, at least where attractive female performers are concerned. Do the folky vocals of Beth Waters, the classical violin of Janine Jansen and the jazzy New Age of Keiko Matsui appeal to similar audiences? Or just to men who enjoy a pretty face?

Let's assume for the moment it's the former more than the latter, if only so I can feel better about my own choices. But either way, it means following those links in the iTMS often lead to some pleasant discoveries. Because I can't see what the performers look like on my iPod, at least until I upgrade to the photo model. The music is what counts. And I like my music gentle and melodic, whether vocal or instrumental, whether classical or modern. Not all the time, of course. But often enough that I appreciate pointers from my fellow iTMSers.

As, I hope, do you...

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