I've just had some discoveries of some very moving songs, and I would like to share those, and hear what you're listening to.
Recently, mostly from emusic (emusic.com), which is a really nice service, especially for those of us on Linux (though it has some downsides there too), and are DRM-averse:
Corb Lund: Horse Soldier! Horse Soldier!
The actual "Horse Soldier! Horse Soldier!" song really opened my eyes about how human wars have really taken a toll on horses throughout the years (seems obvious in retrospect), and "Student Visa's" really struck a cord about just how long we've had to endure idiots running the country. Not to try to demean them, because probably many of them actually had good intentions, which brings me to my next artist...
The Flobots: Present Platypus
For anyone who hasn't heard "Handlebars", or hasn't seen the video, I think it's mandatory viewing:
I've read quite a few interpretations of this song, but for me it's all about how circumstances cause good people to make bad choices, and how the motivations behind those choices can be as carefree and innocent as riding your bike with no hands.
Of course, everything on the album is worth a listen, and I hear their more recent album, "Fight with Tools", is also very good.
I'm new to The Flobots myself, but I feel like I've discovered something very special. It feels like the music of the revolution. Though if I'm going to use that phrase, I must mention "The Coup" as well, as he/they also make me feel that way.
So, what's on your playlist?