I admit that I am an old fashioned Broadway showtune lover. I almost always opt to put on my cast recordings of Finian's Rainbow, Carousel, Hello, Dolly! or Camelot long before I am tempted by the scores of Rent, Spring Awakening, Grey Gardens, or Matilda. It's not that I don't find things to appreciate in the latter group. I do. They are all wonderful in their own ways. I think it has to do with nostalgia or a sound I associate with "days gone by." For me, there is still nothing better than playing a scratchy record album of a Broadway show and experiencing that tinny sound of the old recording styles.