Quintessential Albums :: From the Choirgirl Hotel :: Tori Amos

From the Choirgirl Hotel is the fourth studio album from Tori Amos. At release, it was considered departure from her previous albums, as the album was more heavily produced, featuring a full rock band sound, versus Tori Amos' previously utilized minimalist piano sound.

Death Cab For Cutie :: My Favorite Artists/Bands

Death Cab For Cutie :: My Favorite Artists/Bands Transatlanticism was an album bought on a whim one afternoon when I'd gone to a record store on my lunch break to browse, pick up some new music, and cheer myself up. Ever since I was a very young girl I have always associated record stores with mood lifting, as my Mother used to take me with her to visit the music any time she was down, or needed to reconnect, or sometimes just because. It was one of those days, stresses at work, problems at home, and I was in desperate need of some musical therapy. The name of the album, and the striking cover, are what drew me to the album, so I bought it "sound-unseen", and it when I slid it into my car stereo's CD player and hit play, and The New Year started to play, the healing began.

An afternoon at Resistor Records – and the music I took home with me

The town I live in is a small suburb of Los Angeles, tucked away beneath the foothills in the "other valley", the San Gabriel one, a place has a small town feel, a real sense of community, yet is only twenty minutes (well, give or take "LA" traffic) from Hollywood, and Downtown LA. Monrovia is one of those places where people actually know their neighbors and support the local businesses. Oh, and did I mention that we actually have the best record store in Southern California here? Well, we do.