Waxing The Aughts (Poetically)… TsuruBride (aka Baby) remembers 3 key albums of the past 10 years

Two more waxings to go! This one’s a doozy as baby brings the love for 3 key albums of the last 10 years. What a day we are having, eh? A virtual “grand finale” of fond rememberings!! So let’s get to it! Let’s continue on with our series called clichely & probably often incorrectly “Waxing The Aughts (Poetically)“…

…where we eschew impossible decade compiling lists and have the wonderful members of our community think back to some of their favourite albums from this past decade and say as many (or few) words about it as they like.
This time, TsuruBride (aka Baby) remembers Sharon Jones, Feist, and our beloved Decemberists…

The floor is all your’s baby!!

Seeing as how I’m married to the man with the blog I decided to “wax” about 3 albums, albeit briefly, so no worries. I’ll leave the rambling to those who do it best. =)

Before Tsuru, my new music was limited to amazon recommendations and VH1 (sad but true). But there were a couple of beacons of light, then gained me a couple of cool points, music wise, when T and I finally fatefully met.

Sharon Jones – Naturally (2005)

I’ve always loved my RNB, my ipod is filled with gems from another era, so when a friend recommended Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings’ Naturally, I instantly feel in love. While I love my Aretha, Nina, and Bettye, Sharon hit me in the funktastic heart and I was smitten. No matter my mood Jones and the Dap Kings just make day.

1. “How Do I Let a Good Man Down?”
2. “Natural Born Lover”
3. “Stranded in Your Love”
4. “My Man Is a Mean Man”
5. “You’re Gonna Get It”
6. “How Long Do I Have to Wait for You?”
7. “This Land Is Your Land” (Woody Guthrie)
8. “Your Thing Is a Drag”
9. “Fish in the Dish”
10. “All Over Again”

Some Jones Link Love…
Official | Label

Feist – Let It Die (2004)

Secondly, was one of my introductions into the indie scene with Feist’s Let it Die, by audiophile friend Regis (who also turned me onto Nouvelle Vague and Madeline Peyroux to name a few). I think everyone knows my love my Feist (heck, I walked down the aisle to one of her songs and our cat is named Mushaboom!) and I also feel like a million things have already been said about her, I couldn’t have asked for a better album for my induction into indie .

1. “Gatekeeper”
2. “Mushaboom”
3. “Let It Die”
4. “One Evening”
5. “Leisure Suite”
6. “L’Amour ne dure pas toujours”
7. “Lonely Lonely”
8. “When I Was a Young Girl”
9. “Secret Heart”
10. “Inside and Out”
11. “Now at Last”

Some Feisty Link Love…
Myspace | Official | Label

The Decemberists – The Crane Wife (2006)

And now, of course, it has to said, that the Decemberists’ Crane Wife needs a special place on this list. From naming our blogs/shops after their album, to getting engaged the night of the concert, growing with Hazards of Love, and rocking out at that concert, they have become intrinsically linked in our lives.

1. “The Crane Wife 3”
2. “The Island” (I. “Come and See” II. “The Landlord’s Daughter” III. “You’ll Not Feel the Drowning”)
3. “Yankee Bayonet (I Will Be Home Then)”
4. “O Valencia!”
5. “The Perfect Crime #2”
6. “When the War Came”
7. “Shankill Butchers”
8. “Summersong”
9. “The Crane Wife 1 & 2”
10. “Sons & Daughters”

Some D’s Link Love…
Myspace | Official | Label

Baby! You totally took the one I wanted to wax on with The Crane Wife!! lol. Thank you so much sweetie. So many wonderful memories tied up in all three albums for me too. SMOOCH!

Guess what? One more to go! So, stay tuned!!

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