brandnew wrote:Well, I've looked through a handful of guys that you guys recommended, and I'm gonna buy a few CD's online, just to get started
Atmosphere - Seven's Travels
Brother Ali - Shadows on the Sun
Not sure which Aceyalone or Sage CD's to get, though DK you mentioned Personal Journals, so I'll probably go with that. BTW, how do you pronounce Aceyalone?
Seven's Travels is good, but I wouldn't put it in my top three Atmosphere albums...although I know a lot of people who think it is their best work. I would suggest either Overcast, Lucy Ford, or God Loves Ugly over Seven's Travels...but you really can't go wrong with any of them. Shadows on the Sun is definitely the Brother Ali album to buy. Personal Journals is my favorite Sage Francis record too, but I highly recommend one of his live albums if you would like a mix of older and newer stuff: Road Tested, or Dead Poet Live Album if you can find it. As for Aceyalone (and it's pronounced just like it's spelled: Acey-alone), there really is no consensus for his best work. I own Accepted Eclectic, Book of Human Language and Love & Hate and they are all great CDs, but I think Book of Human Language is the best out of the three.