QUOTE(M.Henry @ Feb 27 2006, 11:27 PM)
Ok, I listened to this mix as I saw that you, emsterly, had listened to mine so I wanted to return the favor, as it were. I've only listened to it once so far so I may come back and comment more later.
I liked it! With this mix I got the feeling that each of the songs really meant something to the maker of the mix and that's cool to hear. I liked its unpredictability. I liked how a lot of different styles were present but none of it seemed forced. It was a mix I could just relax and settle into. One thing I like about these mixes in general is getting to hear a bunch of bands that I have heard the name of but not the music. This was one of those, with the following: Nickel Creek, Pedro the Lion, Iron and Wine, Snow Patrol, Damien Rice, Rilo Kiley, Belle and Sebastian, Bouncing Souls, and the Bronx.
As I said I've only heard it once but so far my top favorites are: Mates of State, Iron and Wine, Damien Rice, Rilo Kiley, Open hand, Patty Griffin and Lisa Germano. These were all really good. The Iron and Wine song was just so relaxed, it was so easy to listen to. The Lisa Germano surprised me as I have one of her cds and it's just really sparse, I didn't care for it much but your song here is much fuller musically and more melodic. The Patty Griffin song was a beauty. Open Hand rocked good! I did like Nickel Creek too and Tom Petty and the others have potential --I need more listens. Thanks emsterly!
Oh I'm so glad you like it! I think Open Hand is such a fun band, but people tend to not give them a chance since they're signed to Trustkill. The Lisa Germano song was a last minute addition, but I think it goes well with the rest of the cd. And I just love that Patty Griffin song too.