This is a public service announcement...With guitars! (The Clash)
Ike and Tina - anything
Curtis Mayfield - Superfly (of course)
Linton Kwesi Johnson - anything
Jorge Ben - older stuff
Bjork - anything
Some of those Awful/Wonderful Putamayo compilations
I just picked up a 4 cd set of really old ukulele music from Hawaii and Tin Pan Alley! Fun at 6:30A. Follow it up with some yodelling cowboys to prove that we're not just an espresso bar but also a reg'lar hoot'n'annie.
There is one barista chez-nous who plays The Stones a bit much.
And every morning after our baker has been in we have to be sure to remove all the new country cds.
I generally prefer faster music during the morning rush hours and slower jams in the evening for people to chillax
anyways, here is an eclectic list
Any KC Accidental album
A weather - cove
devendra banhart - smokey rolls down thunder moutain
mogwai - young team
any Explosions in the Sky album
pretty much any Surfjan Stevens album
Yo La Tengo - Sounds of the sounds of science
Radiohead - Kid A
Fleet Foxes - Fleet Foxes (this just released album is EXCELLENT)
Chamber Jazz of any sort....tin hat trio etc.
King Crimson - In the Court of the Crimson King
I'm such an old foggie and obviously out of touch! I had not a clue who most of these artists are! But I've had a hella time looking them up on Rhapsody.com and taking a listen...thanks for getting me current....or should I say "more" current??
Tonight a dead closing shift turned into a Justin Timberlake party. When a regular from the theatre down the street came in 10mins before close I had to awkwardly smile and tell him that I was not embarassed...to be fair, he was wearing a white crushed velvet pearl snap shirt.
Usually however a few of my favorites are:
Death Cab can be good depending on the time/feel of the day
Copeland as many others said
and the soundtracks to Amélie and Stranger Than Fiction.
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