I've been listening to a LOT of different music these days - I have to admit, consumption of new music has become a habit ...
It's been a condition of mine for a while, and I don't think it really has any real serious side effects - well, except if you count my kids requesting songs such as "Balls to the Wall" or "Crazy Train" once in a while.
The new bands coming out today are fantastic! I mean, stuff like the Silversun Pickups, Metric, Phoenix, Band of Skulls, Patrick Watson... I'm having a blast listening to them.
I'm also expanding the jazz collection - picking up classics from Herbie, Miles, Chet...
However, just this morning, I went ahead and found my music selection on my iPod fall onto AC/DC for some reason.
Back in Black came up.
I haven't listened to Back in Black all the way through since high school.
Dang, what a brilliant album - the song sequence fits, the sound is amazing - great tracks from beginning to end.
Derek and I have discussed this online with others a lot before - how music from your youth really resonates with you. But, I don't know there IS something fantastic about this album that is so much different from the ones out these past years.
What makes a "classic" album? What's going to be a classic album from the 2000's in the next 15-20 years?
It'll be cool to see.