Comfort music and exercises in sanity maintenance
Many of you probably know that I am very, very fond of both The Mountain Goats and The Decemberists. You might also be surprised to know that despite that fact I still haven't listened to either Get Lonely or The Crane Wife even though they're both available at my fingertips. I'm waiting to listen to them until I can give them my full attention rather than have them as background music while I read government documents and obsess over hazard coefficients.
As a result, I've retreated into the aural equivalent of comfort food -- perennial favorites that I can enjoy in the background while dithering away with other things. Here's what's been spinning at C&T HQ this week:
The Mountain Goats - The Sunset Tree
Modest Mouse - The Moon & Antarctica
Beulah - The Coast Is Never Clear
Pavement - Brighten the Corners
Nick Drake - Way to Blue: An Introduction to
You might already have all those in your music libraries but, if not, here are some samples:
The Mountain Goats - This Year
Modest Mouse - Tiny Cities Made of Ashes
Beulah - Popular Mechanics for Lovers
Pavement - Shady Lane
Nick Drake - Time Has Told Me
I should add that Van Morrison's Moondance is probably my most frequently played album in this category. Love it.
Well, that's my comfort music at the moment. What's yours?