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MetaFilter Music

Listen to music written and performed by members of MetaFilter. The original idea was met with enthusiasm and the site was launched today. “Electronica, rock, folk, it’s all there.” — Matt Haughey Read More »

It’s okay to let go

I realize that I’m not the first to be a fan of Avril, even among blogcritics, but I wanted to chime in with my two cents about this up and coming singer. When I first heard “Complicated” and immediately liked the straightforward attitude and catchy tune. Then came “Sk8er Boi” and when I learned she had sung both of them, ... Read More »

Phil Collins at it again

I heard Phil singing a song on the radio that I liked, but didn’t recognize. While it was still playing, I found the lyrics and found out what album it was on at allmusic.com, which confirmed what I had hoped. Phil Collins has released a new (to me at least) album called Testify. It tells the story of the life ... Read More »

to where you are

I heard a song on the radio that sounded familiar and, thinking it was from a musical, searched around for it. I discovered that it is sung by Josh Groban, a 20-year-old baritone. The lyrics were written by Linda Thompson (David Foster’s wife) and Richard Marx composed the music, wrote the arrangement and produced it. I mention David Foster because ... Read More »

HEM – rabbit songs

The sound of Sally Ellyson’s a capella voice starts the album off and by the end you wish she would keep on singing. The songs are accompanied by guitar, mandolin, piano and the occasional glockenspiel and there is a good variety of each. I’ve been pleased to find that this is the type of CD you can listen to multiple ... Read More »