I have a new favorite website. One which I can listen to music continuously, without interruptions (ahem,pandora), and full albums. Although there is a little catch and it includes paying. But if you don't mind randomly listening to 30 second samples instead of paying for it, it's not so bad. You can always go back and listen to the song of your choice with the hopes of it being a complete track. And most of the time it is! I love it, iz a verry good.
At this moment, my ears are encapsulated in the new Mars Volta- Octahedron. It has only been a year since their last album, but it feels like so much longer. So far the feel of it is way more mellow, and almost feels like a reminiscing over the last chapter. Their previous album The Bedlam in Goliath was full of intensity, mania, and bursts of exorcistic energy. And it was not surprising to the reason why ... "Despite finding a permanent drummer and getting the band back on track, the recording and production of the album was reportedly plagued by difficulties related to a bad experience with a Ouija board purchased in a curio shop in Jerusalem.On January 2, 2008, The Mars Volta released an online game called "Goliath: The Soothsayer," based on a true story that inspired their forthcoming album The Bedlam In Goliath. The album chronicles the band's purported experience with the "Soothsayer," a Ouija board owned by vocalist Cedric Bixler-Zavala and its transition from a source of fun on tour to a psycho-spiritual force that almost tore the band apart" Ehh, spooky.