There is nothing I dread so much, as a division of the Republic into two great Parties, each arranged under its leader and concerting measures in opposition to each other. This in my humble apprehension is to be dreaded as the greatest political evil under our Constitution.

— John Adams

Now I Have No Excuse

Here’s a list of the highly varied recommendations I received in response to my last post:

  • Sufjan Stevens—Come on Feel the Illinois
  • Regina Spektor
  • Nickel Creek: This Side
  • Keane
  • Reik
  • Colplay: X&Y and Viva La Vida
  • Explosions in the Sky
  • Travis
  • Dr. Horrible’s Sing Along Blog (sans Mr. Hammer)
  • Avatar soundtrack
  • Chopin
  • “Military Suite in E flat Major,” also by Holst
  • “The Moldau” by Smetana
  • “Swan Lake”
  • Amici: Amici Defined
  • John Rutter and the Cambridge Singers: Be Thou My Vision
  • The Man of La Mancha
  • Rascal Flatts
  • Robert Miles: Dreamland or ATB: 7 Years
  • Michael Buble
  • Rocky Votolato: Brag and Cuss, Makers
  • Last of the Mohicans soundtrack for my friend Beth
  • Vocal Point’s new album
  • Darci Cash: Friends and Strangers
  • Wilco: A Ghost is Born
  • Beulah: The Coast is Never Clear
  • Ozma: The Double Donkey Disc…
  • The Flaming Lips: Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots
  • Jake Shimabukuro
  • Matisyahu

I look forward to taking the time to figure out which ones to actually get. Thanks for your help!

Update: I forgot to include a couple of others that I had been thinking about but that didn’t come from that post. (A couple of them are from talking with Gabe.)

  • Izz
  • Bob Marley
  • Moody Blues
  • Guster
  • Progressive Rock: Mike Oldfield, Genesis, Porcupine Tree, Marillion, IQ, Fish, Magenta, Pendragon






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