Tune in Tuesdays is a weekly music feature hosted by the fabulous Ginger at GReads. As you may know, I am ridiculously addicted to music... so much so that I think I may love it more than books. *Gasp!* Shocking, I know. Anyway... Each week you can post about a new or old song to share the love of music! So link up and join the fun!
Greetings again, music lovers! Last week I did something a little different and featured three songs from artists in the 90's that I still love. Let me tell you, it was seriously difficult to narrow it down. This week I wanted to do another "something different" and pay tribute to those artists/songs I didn't know existed in the 90's, but I love today! This was also incredibly difficult to narrow down, but here goes nothin'! Aaaaaaaand cue music!
Oh Travis, how I wish I had known you back in the day! This is very possibly my FAVORITE of their songs... of all time. Well, thus far anyway. I will forever thank my friend Bridgie for introducing me to the wonderful world of Travis!
(psst... did you see the kilt? :D)
Another band I wish I knew of is Carbon Leaf. Sure, I found them in my first year of college (2000-2001... yes, I know I'm old. lol), but I wish I had been savvy to them in '95 when their first album (Meander) came out. I love their sound and each album they've produced is amazing, in my opinion. Though 2004's Indian Summer is my favorite, 1999's Ether-Electrified Porch Music has one of my favorite Carbon Leaf songs ever. I hope you enjoy!
Thank goodness for the accessibility of the internet and a voracious appetite for music! Without those two things I would probably have never discovered Guster. Finding them a few years ago, they're definitely considered one of my better-late-than-never bands.
I can't believe I didn't hear about this next band when they first came out. I mean it. I must have been the only person who hadn't heard of Weezer back then! Okay, I'm sure this isn't true, but it certainly feels like it. It took until 2002 for me to get my first (that I can recall) taste of Weezer... at a talent show... where a guy sang a revamped, Christmas version of Say It Ain't So. When my roommates found out I had no idea that was a cover of a real song, they insisted I listen to the album. From then on I was hooked. Thank you, you fabulous roomies!
I'm so sad the 90's edition of Tune in Tuesday is now over, but I'm looking forward to sharing more current favorites with ya! See you next week, music lovers.
For more 90's music awesomeness, check out these:
Week 1 featuring: The Cranberries
Week 2 featuring: Green Day, Matchbox Twenty, Muse & Sarah McLachlan