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Remember that iTunes gift card that you received last year from your friend as she was shopping at Target and remembered it was your birthday but didn’t want to lose her spot in line at the checkout counter and grabbed the first gift card she saw? Consider yourself lucky: it was that or a Buffalo Wild Wings’ gift card.
Well, it’s time to dust it off, scratch off that security foil and register it if you remember your iTunes password. Your digital music collection is about to thank you for being even more awesome.
Last week, Bon Iver announced their third album to the inaudible squeals of indie music fans everywhere. And if that wasn’t enough, Florence + the Machine released three new songs for the newest installment of the Final Fantasy game franchise. I’ll give you a moment to recover.
Now that the moment is over, here’s why these two albums need to be in your iTunes collection and hearted. (Also, will someone explain to me why there’s a heart? Never mind. Don’t care.)
It’s no secret that I’m a huge FATM fan. Quite honestly, they could release an album of Florence Welch singing the iPhone user agreement that appears whenever you agree to download the newest update and I would play that on repeat with tears streaming down my face.
So of course I’m going to download the album from a video game that I didn’t even realize had fifteen editions. Yes it’s only three songs – so not really an album – but it’s all about the quality and not the quantity that makes this album worth it.
The two original songs – “Too Much is Never Enough” and “I Will Be” – are what we’ve come to expect from and love about Florence + The Machine. Lyrics like…
And who cares about the thing I did that night?
So what? Maybe Luna had it right
And who cares if I’m coming back alive?
So what? ‘Least I have the strength to fight
…will now appear in every single one of my email signatures.
But it’s their remake of “Stand By Me” that makes this purchase worth every single digital penny.
This makes me want to buy Final Fantasy XV, and I don’t even own a game console.
What does the title of Bon Iver’s third studio album mean? Who knows. Perhaps it’s the average play count of Bon Iver’s “Re: Stacks” in my iTunes. But whatever the meaning, we’re still getting a new album from one of the best alternative bands of the 21st century.
Although the album doesn’t come out until September 30th, Justin Vernon and crew debuted not just one, but two songs along with a track list that reads like a drunk text I would send to my friends and then regret in the morning:
’22 (OVER S??N)’
’10 d E A T h b R E a s T ? ?’
‘715 – CR??KS’
’29 #Strafford APTS’
’21 M??N WATER’
And rather than spend time deciphering what each title means, here’s just one of the songs that will be blasting through my house come the end of September:
I would have included the song title, but I couldn’t find the right symbol on my keyboard.