I got off to a late start working on my annual “different” music list. I have about 10 discs this year that qualify, and I wanted to see what I missed over the last few months.
One thing that surprise dme were the number of discs I went to check out that they were all available in MP3 format at Amazon — 50 Albums for $5 dollars or less.
At the same price, I prefer the physical format — but at $5 and under, the MP3s are a no brainer.
Amazon has a number of promotions going on. One is 25 days of free holiday music in MP3 formats. I downloaded Calling on Mary by Aimee Mann, Midnight Clear by Andreas Vollenweider, Ave Maria by Heart, Coming Home For Christmas w/Victoria Shaw… by Jim Brickman.
100 Days, 100 Nights (Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings)
Strange Overtones (by David Byrne and Brian Eno)
Here’s a few highlights from the increasing selection of reasonably priced ($5.00) downloads:
Everything That Happens Will Happen Today
David Byrne and Brian Eno
Viva La Vida