Apr. 1st, 2009

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[livejournal.com profile] sweetnovicane's got the idea. I'm borrowing it.

So I got home from work tonight and saw an email from Ben over at RockIt Man about Record Store Day, April 18th. Included was a list of LPs, CDs, and other goodies he will have in stock that day. New albums, new singles, new concert DVDs. All sorts of stuff. $1 vinyl sale, too. WHEE. I'm excited.

So anyways, I think we've got enough in our collection here to listen to an album a day.

And for the first one, I chose Coldplay's 'Viva La Vida or Death and All His Friends.'



This is the fourth studio album by the band and holy cow, I love it. I loved each single, and I loved every song in between. Even at 47 or so minutes, it seems like an afternoon's listen, really.

This version that I picked up came with a CD copy of the album, so that was a bonus, I was very happy to learn I could take the CD with me to work or in my car when I did not immediately have my iPod accessible. The album art itself is gorgeous; the insert is much like one you might find in a regular CD case, a handful of pages of photos and abstract painting and writing. Very beautiful to look at and imagine that this is what my heart is seeing when it hears the songs.

For a while "Viva La Vida" sat at the top of my favorite song list, but that was mostly in part to several remixes I had found on YouTube and Myspace (my absolute darling being the Telemitry remix that was used to promote the album and iTunes). Currently the contender is "Lovers In Japan" and that song too gets to thank a bunch of random people with mixing programs and a good ear. I really adore the acoustic version of this song and it really just sent it all over the edge for me.

Also Joe likes this song, and that is a warm and fuzzy thought. I like to think of him and Marie when this song plays and I get so happy that my face hurts. I feel so lighthearted and it's just all sorts of different levels of beautiful. What I like the most about this album is how it speaks to me in terms of us as a whole, our connections with one another, and how glorious a thing that really is when you've got a perspective point as big as the Universe to use.

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