To inaugurate our brand new page dedicated to Music, we asked staff to share a few of their all time favorites in our Music CD colleciton.
Album: 808's and Dark Grapes III
Artists: Main Attrakionz
Why: 808s and Dark Grapes III sees Oakland rappers Squadda B and MondreM.A.N. hit their most critical and widespread success yet with lyrics that speak of joy, persistence, and perseverance while still maintaining a hard edge
Album: Barton Hollow
Artists: Civil Wars
Why:Filled with haunting lyrics and superb guitar work, this duo's sweet folk melodies will make you crave more.
Album: Cosmic Slop
Why: Great melodies and playful and at times political lyrics make this album well worth a listen.
Artists: Two Steps from Hell
Why: Widely known for creating “epic” trailer-style music, Two Steps from Hell’s compositions have been used in movies-The Avengers, The Dark Knight, and Star Trek: Into Darkness- television shows- Breaking Bad and Game of Thrones- and sporting events including the 2012 London Olympics.
Album: The Long Road to Freedom: An Anthology of Black Music
Artist: Harry Belafonte and other artists
Why: This five disc collection is a beautiful collection of African American music from the early 17th Century to beginings of the Civil Rights Movement.
Want even more? Check out these Staff Picks. Tune in next month, when we'll ask staff to share what new Music CDs they are checking out.