Posted at 9:19 AM on December 15, 2008
by Julia Schrenkler
Just in time for a major gift-giving season, the Musicheads ask you to share your music-collection-expanding CD selections. Some interesting answers so far:
"cathie ryan 'the farthest wave'. I have written reviews of this album (there's a short one at the link). I still find myself, though, several years after first hearing the songs, wanting to say -- just listen. just listen." - Kerry Dexter
"Everyone should own Mavis Staples' 'Never Turn Back' That was one incredible album. Even if you aren't religious, it will make you believe in God." ~ Frick! The Discount Musical Prankster™~
"... However, helping my friends discover great new music is something I'm always doing (because I'm kind of a jerk), and I've found that making a mixed CD is often just as good, and it's more than just putting a bunch of songs together - it's gotta have the right flow, just like any great album. Sometimes I'll do a theme, like all punk or songs with handclaps, or sometimes I'll do a 'best of' CD for a band that doesn't have one of those yet. There's many ways you can do it. And if they like what they hear, they can take it upon themselves to explore further." - Dan Qualy
Chime in with your music collection (and perhaps mind-expanding) picks.