5.2.11

Favorite Current Album {Contest Post #2}

Lay your hand on my heart
Like it was at the start
That always was the best part.

best part | el madmo + norah jones

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"...Featuring Norah Jones" isn't my all-time favorite album.  But it's my current favorite.
And it's the second item in the gift-basket!
This dandy little disc is a complilation of all Norah Jones's duets from 2001-2010.
It's smooth, chill moodiness is so perfect for this end of winter season.


And.I.Love.The.Lyrics.

I hadn't heard most of these songs before,
but there are some stunning lines written in here!

If you've been around very long, you know that my photography is based BIG-TIME on the couples personal story.  I love the story.  I love a good story.  I love a well-told story.

Like this, for example:

He was playing on the sidewalk
For passing change,
When something strange 
happened.


Glory train passed through,
So he buried the coins he made
In peoples park.
And went looking for a woman
To court and spark.


It seemed like he read my mind
He saw me mistrusting him
And still acting kind.
He saw how I worried sometimes
(I worry sometimes).


"All the guilty people", he said
"They've all seen the stain -
On their daily bread
On their christian names.
I cleared myself.
I sacrificed my blues.
And you could complete me!
I'd complete you."


His eyes were the color of the sand.
And the sea.
And the more he talked to me,
The more he reached me.
But I couldn't let go of L.A.
City of the fallen angels. 

court + spark | herbie hancock + norah jones


 So!  What is your CURRENT favorite album to listen to?
Comment away!


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111 comments:

  1. Have I mentioned how much I love this contest???

    Hearth Attack Time Machine by Waterdeep...love, love, love Waterdeep!!!:)

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  2. Desire-bob Dylan

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  3. Current favorite album... Teatro's inaugural release! Best versions of Broadway songs I've ever heard. This isn't my favorite album of all time, but I've been listening to it over and over lately! Can't get enough!

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  4. eleventyseven's adventures in eville =)

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  5. Hmmm...I admit, I don't usually buy albums (just listen to the radio) but I am loving Tenth Avenue North's new CD. Really. :)

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  6. My favorite album lately is actually not quite an album. I made a new playlist on Pandora, which features Ingrid Michaelson and similar artists (Norah Jones included). If I need to mention an album though, the one in my car the most lately is the newest Glee soundtrack.

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  7. Favorite album right now would have to be Kaleidoscope Heart by Sara Bareilles, She has such a wonderful voice and the lyrics to her songs are so beautiful. Especially "Breathe Again"

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  8. I love the new leaving eden CD, by Brandon Heath ♥

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  9. A little sheepish about owning up to this, but current favorite is the Mamma Mia soundtrack. Love those ABBA songs!

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  10. im currently listening to Sigh No More by Mumford & Sons...fantastic!

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  11. One {I love music!} of my current favorite albums is Maroon 5's 'Hands All Over'. I have been listening to it ever since it released last year and that is a rare thing with me. :)

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  12. I LOVE Revelations by Third Day!! =D

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  13. Speak Now by Taylor Swift. Best lyrics ever!:) I listen to them on a daily basis.

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  14. FrederickSteph5.2.11

    My all time favorite album is August and Everything After by Counting Crows. Like you, lyrics speak to me and this album has a lot to say!

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  15. My current favorite album has to be Fiddle Levity. It's by this awesome fiddler named David Klinkenberg. He's like the best. fiddler. ever. :)

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  16. right now i've been doing lots of crafty projects in my apartment since we've been snowed in for the last 5 days, so i've been listening to a lot of John Mayer. mostly the Battle Studies album. it's chill and funky and great for background music during projects!

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  17. My current favorite album is "When the Kings and Queens Have Gone" by Annie Brooks. Her style is so unique and lovely!

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  18. Yay fun! Current favorite album is "In Our Nature" by the lovely Jose Gonzalez. It's wonderful!

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  19. This is going to sound really dorky but I love Glee's soundtracks haahaha

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  20. Lydia "illuminate" AMAZING!

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  21. i typically don't buy entire albums.. pandora.com has become my newest and bestest friend.. it has introduced me to soo much awesome music, and you never know if the next song they're going to play is an old favorite or become a new favorite :D but.. my sister recently lent me her 'live life loud' album by hawk nelson & i loove it :D

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  22. All time favorite is Conversations by Sara Groves. Current Favorite is Addison Road by Addison Road.

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  23. Everything's Easy by Girlyman

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  24. Lately, I've been a fan of Shawn Mcdonald's "Simply Nothing" cd.

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  25. fiction family "when shes near"

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  26. Um...I'm not good at listening to albums. But I listen to Michael Jackson Radio as a station on Pandora. My students have come to expect "Michael Jackson Mondays" in the art room.

    And the Album you mentioned sounds intriguing. would love to win it.

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  27. i am loving the saving one by starfield. :)

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  28. My current favorite is Illuminations by Josh Groban. Loving the ballads and falsetto!

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  29. Norah Jones is awesome. Mine would have to be her album "Sunrise"

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  30. probably the only guy to enter this contest, but I can't pass up a chance to comment on music ;)

    ...and actually, having just purchased it in the February $5 sale, I'll have to say ...Featuring by Norah Jones. It's kind of awesome. I heartily approve ;)

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  31. The Band Perry...got it for Christmas, didn't ask for it & never thought about getting it. Loved It.

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  32. I would have to say Over and Underneath by Tenth Avenue North. They are such beautiful songs. Every word points us back to our Lord Jesus Christ :)

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  33. Need you now - by Lady Antebellum

    Their song "When you've got a good thing" was our first dance song at our wedding last summer. Love them!

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  34. Any album from the all time favorite Celine Dion!!

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  35. I listen to A Fine Frenzy's "A Bomb in the Birdcage" album over & over & over. (as well as their other albums) Doesn't get old! :)

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  36. Well, on a totally different style, currently my favorite is Rebel, by Lecrae =)

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  37. Speak Now by Taylor Swift :)

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  38. lecrae. rehab. :)

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  39. most definitely the newest album by Tenth Avenue North! "The Light Meets the Dark."

    soo good. the songs are so applicable to my life!

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  40. My favorite album to listen to changes like the direction of the wind. I could listen to Maroon 5 any day of the week though.

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  41. "What we want, what we get" by Dave Barnes is my current most favorite album ever!!

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  42. Beyond by William Joseph - gorgeous piano/orchestral pieces that make me cry :)

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  43. The soundtrack from Country Strong!!

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  44. Painted Red by JJ Heller :)

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  45. I think we could be good friends. :) I also like Norah Jones. Recently, my favorite artist has been Andrew Patterson. I love his soothing music, and the stories behind the lyrics. 'Minefields' is one of my favorites!

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  46. Corinne5.2.11

    Phil Whickam - Heaven and Earth :)

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  47. Liz W5.2.11

    Lungs by Florence and the Machine!! love it

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  48. current favorite has to be "remember to live" by Flyleaf...absolutely lovee

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  49. i currently love florence and the machine's "lungs" album! but my all time fave is probably third eye blind's debut. love it.

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  50. Favorite album: "Sigh No More" by Mumford and Sons. It reminds me of my sister (who also loves them) and is currently in Austria. I miss her, so listening helps me :)

    Hope :)

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  51. hm.......lady antebellum!

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  52. "Sigh No More" by Mumford and Sons :)

    Sweet band and AMAZING lyrics.

    (My first comment didn't appear so, sorry if this is a duplicate)

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  53. hmm. well I am a big fan of Brooke Fraser... more of the individual songs but I need to dig deep into her full album. because I know there are treasures!

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  54. Love me some Norah Jones!!! Yippyyy :) My favorite current album right now is definitely the P.S. I Love You soundtrack. I watched the movie, had the songs in my head, then bam looked up the soundtrack to find out that I LOVE the entire thing :)

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  55. My favorite album right now is Barton Hollow by the Civil Wars!

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  56. Mine is Rehab by Lecrae. He's an amazing Christian rapper with great songs and lyrics. =)

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  57. tangled soundtrack! :)

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  58. Lady Antebellum's Need You Now CD

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  59. I'm LOVING The Sound of Peace by Christopher Rogers... it's the most gorgeous solo piano. EVER.

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  60. Ooohhh, I just had to comment twice, but go ahead and count it as one, cuz I forgot to say this... if you've never heard of the Bluegrass Beatles by Craig Duncan you're totally missing out. Just sayin'.

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  61. My current fav. is Joshua Radin's The Rock and The Tide
    Just saw him live. He's so talented.

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  62. "Awake" By Josh Groban <3 I love his angel voice!

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  63. My current favorite album is definitely Josh Groban's Illuminations. I looooove his voice.
    But I'm also really obsessing over some Spanish songs that I have on my ipod, like Mi Cama Huele A Ti by Tito El Bambino.

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  64. Bee Gees Greatest Hits!!!

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  65. looping The Band Perry... if i die young is the best song... or kaleidoscope heart by Sara bareilles :)

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  66. definitely Brooke Fraster's "Flags" album

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  67. The past few weeks I keep going back to the album "At Last" by Etta James.

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  68. I'm enjoying "For His Glory" by Caleb and Daniel Morris. I listen to it everyday. Beautiful.

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  69. So, I'm not sure if I missed something that this is only for girls... or if I'm just the only guy who reads your blog. Haha (either way I love music and felt like sharing, plus I've really enjoyed checking out the other music people have posted about.)

    But my current favorite album is probably Chris August - No Far Away.

    Kristen, I notice that you usually use lyrics of cute love songs for your wedding posts. Be sure to check out the song Loving You Is Easy on this CD.

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  70. Favorite Current Album:
    Ok, I have like a billions fav's right now.
    Dave Barnes - because my hubby introduced me to him and I think of my hubby everytime I listen to Dave. Plus, we danced to one of his songs at our wedding.

    And Matt Wertz "Everthing in Between".

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  71. My current favorite album is the Wicked soundtrack.

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  72. Michael Buble "Crazy Love"

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  73. Colbie Calliat's Breakthrough

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  74. Mumford and Sons "Sigh No More" album.
    Incredible.

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  75. Current favorite album: Andrew Peterson's "Counting Stars". The melodies are beautiful and lyrics so powerfully filled with truth.
    Current favorite artist (they don't really have albums, just singles): Little and Ashley. They are THE best :D

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  76. Curious George Lullaby Album by Jack Johnson. its.darling.

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  77. Rock and The Tide by Joshua Radin :)

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  78. My current favorite album is hands-down "Into the Morning" by Ben Rector. The lyrics are great, the vocals soulful, and the music heavily beat-driven and really catchy - listening to this always puts me in a dancing mood!

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  79. "Conditions" by The Temper Trap or "Until We Are Ghosts" by William Fitzsimmons :)

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  80. The Milk-Eyed Mender by Joanna Newsom.
    She has an extremely unique voice, not something you'd find on your normal amazon or google search. It took work to find her, but it is worth it!

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  81. Joshua Cehulik! He only has one cd but I hope he makes more! He has a great voice and amazing uplifting and worshipping songs!

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  82. Wow. Favorite album right now.....is easy peasy!

    "Move" by Third Day.

    Love, adore it, being so encouraged and comforted!

    :) It's a definite listen, if you don't have it!

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  83. My favorite album by far is Sigh No More by Mumford and Sons. It's brilliant... The songs, the music. It's wonderful!

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  84. Don't know if this counts, but my favorite "Album" to listen to right now is a CD my husband made for me of Michael Buble songs. Everytime I play it, it entices him to come dance in the kitchen with me, and I love that :-)

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  85. Twice the Speed of Life by Sugarland

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  86. My favorite album right now is OneRepublic's Waking Up. I've never heard of the album you like before! I will have to check it out!

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  87. oooh. really hard to pick one... but I'd have to say "the outsiders" by needtobreathe

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  88. My current faves are So Runs the World Away (Josh Ritter) and Barton Hollow (The Civil Wars). I've discovered both within in the last few weeks and have been listening to them constantly. If you haven't heard the song "The Curse" by Josh Ritter, you should definitely check it out! :-)

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  89. Ray lamontagne and the pariah dogs- god willin and the creek dont rise

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  91. fav current album..... i never listen to whole albums anymore. I will tell you my favorite Playlist, which will have to do. It's called, "One's I am into Right now", featuring lots of awesome tracks from my fav soundtracks like Last of the Mohicans, Pride and Predj, Finding Neverland... add some Muse, Disney, Matt kearney, Josh Groban,Sara Groves, ONE Beyonce song, Taylor Swift, the Band Perry, etc :)

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  92. most recent: Brooke Fraser, flags album! it's amazing.

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  93. Ohhh my favorite right now is "Easy Wonderful" by Guster! I LOOOOOVE Guster!! :)

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  94. Insomniac, by Enrique iglesias. Some of his songs just have so much "real" in them that I can't get enough. (=

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  95. "Sigh No More" by Mumford and Sons...love so much, especially after seeing them live! (or if I'm in an instrumental mood, "Kurr" by Amiina...so good!)

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  96. Barton Hollow. Civil Wars. Delicious.

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  97. Big echo by the morning benders.

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  98. Okay, so I'm a total redneck, but I love Jason Aldean's My Kinda Party. Makes me relive my younger days...sorta.

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  99. Definitely "Great God Who Saves" by Laura Story. The words are wonderful. :)

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  100. A Day Without Rain, by Enya. I love every song on the album... but there is one in particular that is "my" song. Long before my husband and I began courting, we talked about this album - a favorite for us both - and ever after when this particular song came on, his mind would go to me :) And then while courting (long distance) he would listen to the album on repeat during the six-hour drive... every song getting a few miles closer... two and half years later, we still both love it even more.

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  101. The Fray, How to Save A Life is fantastic. I listen to it right before I go to bed all the time....all my worries go floating away!

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  102. It would have to be...
    "Sigh No More" -by Mumford & Sons

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  103. Just got the Mumford and Sons album....cant.stop.listening. I won't listen to anything else.

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  104. don't laugh :)
    My mom sent an album called "You are my Sunshine" by Elizabeth Mitchell for my little boys. And while I don't think they've noticed it, I am really enjoying it! Best "kids" music I've ever heard!

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  105. Just got introduced to The Civil Wars. They are fantastic and I'm actually listening to them right now :)

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  106. Just got this for Christmas, and love it, and am still listening to it every time I get in the car (my husband has started to get annoyed hearing every time he gets in the car too... because I leave it on).
    David Garrett - Rock Symphonies

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  107. Finding Neverland sound track.. I totally Edit away to it...LOL

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  108. i'm not sure because i don't listen to music a whole lot. but if i were to pick anything, i would chose either the sovereign grace psalms cd or the bbc emma 2009 soundtrack. both of them are SO GOOD. :D

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