Prompted by the little fluffy kitten (as she is currently known), I’ve been pondering my musical habits of late and realised that, unlike the aforementioned little fluffy kitten, I currently lack a soundtrack for my life.
I bought a few albums over the past couple of weeks, some that I missed through 2008 (Kanye West, Q-Tip, Emiliana Torrini) but none have stuck yet. In fact I think there were only two albums that really ‘stuck’ last year. The Seldom Seen Kid by Elbow, and Like Drawing Blood by Gotye.
That’s partly down to the fact that most of my listening time is at work, and I recently wiped out my iTunes library to start over, losing the date the tracks were added and, thus, the ability to wheedle out only the last X weeks of new stuff. This leaves newer albums lost in the mahoosive library of music that I have accumulated over the past ten years or so and, frankly, it’s something I need to tackle.
I have plenty of hard drive space so I think I’ll be ‘archiving’ some music to a separate folder, where it can sit until such times as I remember that it’s there and at that point it’ll be a decision on PLAY or DELETE.
Anyway, I have no soundtrack at the moment as I’ve been dipping into old favourites as it’s easier to remember those than recall the last 10 albums I bought.
According to Last.fm, the artists I listened to most in the past 3 months were:
- Aimee Mann
- Pearl Jam
- Kings of Leon
- Sigur Rós
- Puddle of Mudd
- Foo Fighters
Which, given that only half of these artists released an album in 2008, and none of them are ‘new’ acts, might explain why I have no soundtrack other than the same half dozen songs that auto-repeat when I can’t think of any others.
Just by Radiohead it is then…