Sunday, December 9, 2007

Sunday CDs

I describe Sunday CDs as albums that were made for Sundays. What does that mean? A Sunday CD has to be pretty low-key, the whole album has to be playable, and it provides the background music to a day that is typically spent reading several newspapers, wearing sweatpants until 2 p.m., and making a breakfast more substantive than just cereal.

My new favorite Sunday CD is K-OS's "Atlantis — Hymns for Disco." Andrew Bird's "The Mysterious Production of Eggs" is a Sunday album. Coldplay's "X&Y" is a Sunday album, as is Imogen Heap's "Speak For Yourself." Madeleine Peyroux's "Careless Love" might be the ultimate Sunday album. Pretty much any thing by Iron and Wine qualifies as Sunday music, as does Elliott Smith. This isn't to say that I don't listen to this music at other times, but on Sundays, they are perfect backdrop to my day.

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