The new Jonsi album is available for download today, so be sure to be check it out. I am enjoying it immensely. It is a great compliment for me to say this, but I am on my second loop of the album and it isn’t getting tiring. This from a man (me) who never listens to an album all the way through and who makes his wife cringe as he endlessly reaches for the Repeat One button. I just find most albums to be albums simply because it is packaged that way.
Sigur Ros, Jonsi & Alex, Amiina, and now Jonsi solo sort of defy that expectation for me. They are albums in that truest sense, meant to be listened to with big headphones and a daydream or two. They aren’t merely 12 songs strung together because they happen to be 12 songs written that year. Either way, I generally don’t like albums (I love songs), but I love this one.
These two tracks below are my favorite so far. Enjoy.
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Some albums are exceptions to the rule. I will provide a list of these in another post someday. The albums that I have patience to listen to all the way through. The Trinity Session from Cowboy Junkies would definitely be on there. As would In the Heart of the Moon from Ali Farka Toure and Toumani Diabate. Let me think about that one some more.