I have come to terms with the fact that my current musical taste is embarrassingly mainstream. I don't seek out new music actively, so what I get comes through the radio when I'm driving around. And obviously what's played on the radio is what The Man wants us to listen to (and buy).
As uncool as that is, I'll share three songs I'm loving right now.
Of Monsters and Men, "Mountain Sound". This song reminds me of where I live (you know, Puget Sound, mountains everywhere, blah blah blah), and I noticed this weekend when driving east on I-90 that it's called the "Mountains to Sound" highway. The whole album is fabulous and fun. I downloaded it last summer after hearing "Little Talks" on the radio, so I guess I was ahead of the game since they're only playing Mountain Sound on the radio now. Again, another band who doesn't look like I expected.
Justin Timberlake, "Mirrors" . I know, horrifying. But there's something about this slickly-produced song I love SO MUCH. I hate to admit it. It's very sappy, but kind of different. It's on the radio all the time, to the point where T hears it and says "Why AGAIN Mirrors?" Uh, because I like it? I thought I should get my money's worth so I bought the longer version, but I think I like the Radio Edit better. (Shudder.) And no, I have no idea what's up with the video. I like the Mountain Sound one better.
The Lumineers, "Stubborn Love" . I know, I'm jumping on the hipster bandwagon with this one, but I knew when I heard "Ho Hey" that I'd probably love this album, and I was right. It's got a Paul Simon vibe and satisfies my inner 1990s singer-songwriter love. Also, it reminds me of a line I read in my senior year "marriage" class (Catholic high school, yo). "The opposite of love is indifference." That's deep, man.
So that's what I've been listening to lately in the car, when I haven't given into T's request to listen to the Spanish kids' music I sometimes regret downloading. I need more music in my life, so I'm open to your suggestions on new stuff to listen to!