Let me explain why I get so excited over good new music.
I love oldies, a very considerable amount of songs I have on my iPod was originally recorded way before I was born. But when there is a new album or even a new artist out there that makes great music, my heart just gets incredibly happy.
Since there is only a certain number of notes and rhythms - though quite a large one - there is a limit as to how one can combine them and make them into a song. And since music has been happening, with some kind of preservation, for hundreds of years, I got scared some months ago. When it felt like everyone was only remaking and remixing (bad) old songs, I thought that time had come. That music as I knew it was over.
Now, since then, some of the best records have happened. First in line may have been +, a collection of honest and beautiful thoughts poured into nearly enchanting melodies. Some Nights - amazing! Then, obviously, The Truth About Love. No words could do it justice, but that was to be expected. Now AM has been keeping me happy for weeks and I am incredibly thankful for that. That and the fact that there are more and more popping into my head as I write this keep all those dark thoughts out of my head that the end of music would have brought.
To me, this kind of thing is the meaning of life.