Saturday, January 26, 2008


Okay, so I know I'm about 10 years behind, but I just started downloading songs on iTunes. I was really into illegally downloading songs on Napster in college, but we all know what happened with that phase (it became illegal!). I got a gift card for iTunes for Christmas and I need some help. How do I pick from the plethora of music out there? Please direct me to your favorite gems. I like a lot of kinds of music, just not hard rock or rap. I'm kind of sappy too. So, please, give me your favorites. Even those of you who don't usually comment. I'm happy to investigate all recommendations. Thanks :)


RobinDayle said...

John Mayer
Colbie Caillat
Sara Bareilles

I LOVE you Steph. :-)

Cousin Jason said...

Couple o' tips:

Every week iTunes gives a song away for free. Usually an "up and coming" artist. I've discovered some new favorites that way. Look for the "Free Single of the Week" button.

Use iTunes radio feature to listen for new stuff.

Okay now for some of my faves:
U2 (all of it, but "Joshua Tree", "Achtung Baby" and "How to Dismantle and Atomic Bomb" are my top three)

Barlow Girl (it may sound sexist, but those chicks can rock!)

Scott Stapp "The Great Divide" (former lead for Creed, his first solo work and the spiritual culmination of his searching through the Creed years - blatantly Christian).

Creed (since we were on the topic)

Building 429

Burlap to Cashmere (the band broke up after only one album "Anybody Out There?" but it was a phenomenal piece of work).

Okay, that's it for now. Go forth and discover new music horizons.

kimmy said...

james morrison
amos lee
derek webb

nate said...

Hey Stephanie, My newest favorite is Leeland. I heard them at State Youth Conference; I was very impressed. My favorite song is "Yes, You Have" from the Sound of Melodies CD. Also, Leeland wrote a song called "Be Lifted High" and Michael W. Smith recorded it on an album called "Stand," its worth the $.99.

sherry said...

Ha ha ha ha ha. The Naptster downloading just brought to mind some funny college memories. If you think about it, much of what we did freshman year was somehow connected to our computers and/or illegally downloaded Napster music. Ah, we were such rebels. Love you. I was thinking of you when Oprah was talking about how cold it is in Chicago. Have you changed your mind about the weather, yet? Oh yeah (apparently I need to call you), Baby Gap has ridiculously cute clothes right now. Unless you have lots of money, I don't recommend visiting. ;) Miss you!

Melissa said...

I really enjoy:
Over the Rhine
The Eagles

I think you might really like over the rhine.

so excited to see you soon!

Marcella said...

Hi Stephanie!

This might bring back some high school memories, but I'm a fan of the Goo Goo Dolls.

I also like Paul Wright and Shawn McDonald. :)


Stephanie said...

Yes! This was exactly what I was hoping for. Thanks for sharing everybody. I like being introduced to new artists this way. I'll let you know what I end up downloading. So far, I have downloaded an Over the Rhine song - very pretty music, Melissa!

Sherry, I know what you mean about Baby Gap. I weny to get acquainted with our local mall here this week and went in BG. I think they have the cutest stuff they've had since Hope was born. We just spent a ton of money on moving so thankfully I wasn't tempted :)

sherry said...

Yeah; it's really out of control. Did you see the little green jacket?? Good thing I'm currently a little unsure about her size. 2T? Maybe you shouldn't answer that question ;)

Tony & Jaimie said...

Hey steph,

welcome to the itunes world! it's great...and addicting. I got a few cd's for christmas, but i must say my favorite right now is Keith Urban's - 18 kids. It's got fast songs, slow songs and some mushy one's too. "browse" it...i think you'll like it too!


TW said...

can't go wrong with some Zombies. i think Mark would like my traditional choice especially; you both know I have...well, eclectic tastes?

Kyle said...

Some great Christian artists that I have been turned onto are Sara Groves and Derek Webb. I have yet to get Sara's album but I got Derek's The Ringing Bell. Its great!

Justin said...

I really enjoy anything by Bob Carlisle but primarily "Butterfly Kisses." I promise I could listen to that song for around 4 days straight.