la música española

I get sick and tired of listening to the same thing in my car, on my iPod, in my living room. Therefore, I’m on the never-ending lookout for new music to add to the mix. Different music. Something unique. Not something you would hear on every other radio channel. Move over, Mariah. Stop pretending you can sing, Britney. You too, Kanye.

Anyways. Here’s something different. My newest love affair is with Spanish guitar music.

Have you seen “Vicky Cristina Barcelona”? It’s a Woody Allen film set in Barcelona and worth an evening in. Penélope Cruz won an Oscar for her role, Javier Bardem is sexy, and Scarlett Johansson is even sexier. There may be a threesome involved. And the soundtrack is beeeeautiful.

The “Vicky Cristina Barcelona” soundtrack is an eclectic mix of Spanish music. Mostly instrumental guitar pieces. Although one of my favorites is track #1, “Barcelona” by Giulia y Los Tellarini, which is not an instrumental. Thanks to Amazon.com, you can preview all songs here. Amazon is off the hook. Like most things from Seattle. But if you decide to buy, I recommend iTunes since it’s $5 cheaper. And who wants another pointless CD case to store? Not me. Sorry, Amazon.

This album is a great accompaniment to a lazy Sunday afternoon (preferably including a mimosa), an aimless walk through the park, or as something to play for your baby when you can’t take any more classical music but all of your other music involves a four letter word.

You may especially like this album if you’re kinda in love with Europe. The music is reminiscent of one of the world’s most romantic cities. Barcelona. And it creates an atmosphere strangely evoking life in Europe. Living the leisurely lifestyle. The culture. The food. The romance…can never have too much of that.

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