I was sorting out a tub of crusty old stuff the other day and found some of my old cds. What a time capsule!
You know you are “old” when you have to make sure your cd drive is hooked up to the computer. Who listens to cd’s anymore?
So what was I listening to just a few short years ago?
The first oldie I popped in was Carla Werner’s first album “Departure“.
Never heard of her? There’s probably a good reason. Her last album was released in 2009, and it was much better than the first. But not much better. Snooze fest and an anemic voice. What was I thinking back then?
Next up was a copy of Forest For The Trees’ “Planet Unknown“.
This isn’t a bad song for late 90’s electronica. But they aren’t on Spotify and judging by Google results, they probably aren’t around as a group anymore either. ‘Tis a shame.
Next into my cd drive was The Beatles “Anthology 2”. The middle anthology is personally my favorite. This is definitely the best period of the band. I’m actually quite glad to have found this one.
There was also a Paul McCartney live album, which is pretty meh. I saw him in concert, and after that there are very few good live albums that are worth it. Either be there or be square.
I stopped listening at this point. Sometimes nostalgia is not so fun. It just reminds you of better times or worse times, or just the fact that your taste in music isn’t always the most discerning.
Also in the tub was some Norah Jones, a couple of compilation cd’s from record companies I used to get for free at the local record store, and a random Dave Matthews Band disc that I found in a whole case that some bro had dropped in the university parking lot. Nothing that I still listen to.
If I had continued I would have popped in Lily Allen’s “Alright Still“.
Which is actually my favorite of the bunch…
(except for the Anthology. But that’s not nostalgia, that’s timeless.)