I picked up two albums on iTunes last night. Both are winners.
The first is the Veronica Mars soundtrack. It has some serious winners on it, including the theme song, "We Used to Be Friends" by The Dandy Warhols. Right on. There's a great track from the Soul Coughing singer, a song from Ivy (the band that sings the awesome "Edge of The Ocean") and this great song from someone called 46bliss.
The best track on there though is by this girl band called The Faders called "No Sleep Tonight." It seriously kicks ass. I looked them up and they have an album out in the UK, but it's not on iTunes. They're barely out of high school. I admit I was drawn to them when they appeared on the TV show, but it's just one of those songs that makes you want to get out of your chair and jump around. God knows I need more of those this time of year.
The other album I got was from Imogen Heap, a female artist also from the UK. She's kind of like Depeche Mode meets PJ Harvey with a splash of Supreme Beings of Leisures and anything a little more upbeat like Dido. (Hey, I have to compare to what I know!) Serious winner there. The album has been crawling up the iTunes album chart for awhile, so I decided to take a chance. Score.
Speaking of iTunes, I'm annoyed that the dreaded "error 2122" is still there because they've not released a fix. I can't burn CD's since version 6 came out, and you can't go back to an earlier version once you've bought music with 6. Bastards.