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I have a $15 iTunes gift card

I have a $15 gift card for iTunes and can’t decide what to buy. Help me out.

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  1. I’d recommend checking out The White Strips, Arcade Fire, Spoon, Broken Social Scene, Devendra Banhart, Feist, DJ Shadow, The Concretes, Sufjan Stevens, and (of course) Clutch.

    There’s gotta be *something* in that list for you to love!

  2. Here are some Aussie or adopted Australian artists to look at Ben Folds, Thirsty Merc, Bee Lee, Faker, Alex Lloyd, Scribe, End of Fashion, The Grates, Pete Murray and Evermore.

  3. I really like Sufjan Stevens’ new one Illinois, the Walk the Line Soundtrack was very good, and I am really turning into a fan of Iron & Wine, but I am getting more into folk/roots sort of music than the punk stuff I’ve listened to for so long.

    I also like some of the artist’s listen above: The Arcade Fire, White Stripes, Ben Lee (it says Bee Lee, but I think that’s a typo), and DJ Shadow

  4. Here’s what’s helped me in finding good music that’s also fresh and new to me, even if it’s been around for a while.

    If you have satellite radio, listen to the different genres and styles you wouldn’t normally listen to. You can usually pick up something really cool.

    Subscribe to Yahoo music and build a personalized station. Pick the artists, styles and songs you currently enjoy. Yahoo does a great job of building up your list and recommending others based on your current interests. Jot down those songs you like, and then purchase them in I-Tunes.

  5. How about the Youth Singers of Calgary? Or perhaps The Cutting Edge Choir of Illinois. Maybe you would be even more tempted by the sultry sounds the Ramona High School
    Show Choir.

    I don’t know, but if you google those you’ll be able to get a better idea of how these fine choirs sound.

  6. I concur with James and Ben on Sufjan Stevens — and his 2004 album Seven Swans is insanely amazing too.

    Check out “Engine Driver” by the Decemberists, “Transcontinental” by Pedro the Lion, or “Lowdown” by My Morning Jacket.

    You also can’t go wrong with Pet Sounds or Different Stars.

  7. Go to pandora.com (the sickest online radio thingy that kicks yahoo music corporate ass) and set up a station based on a song or artist you like. You’re bound to find something.