Well that's all for today's albums. I enjoyed them all on the discman mentioned in yesterday's entry. It's a fantastic machine. The sheer weight of the thing lends credibility to any listening experience. The size seems to say, "Let's get serious about listening to music." Also, the fact that you have to open a cd case, extract the cd, and plop it into the player is so much more laborious than the mp3 experience, but actually transporting a disc to a player makes the whole thing more...tangible. I'm not making a case for giving up on the convenience of ipods. I'm as tethered to mine as the next addict, but there's something to be said for old mediums, which is the whole point of this blog. Dust off your old discmen, walkmen, 8 tracks, vinyl, etc. and see for yourself if it doesn't feel (if not sound) a lot different than selecting an album with your click wheel.
Oh, and one more thing: you may have noticed that 90% of my links go to an allmusic.com page. I find allmusic to be the best resource for researching any band you're interested in (Wikipedia even links to them), so I'm really just giving you a shortcut to the place I would send you to if you had questions about any of the bands listed above.
Now it's the end.