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moth bones
03-06-2011, 11:20 AM
More threads! Must generate content!

Currently listening to some mellow guitar music on Radio 3, though I missed the announcement of what, specifically, it is.

akeripper
03-06-2011, 11:28 AM
the usual mixture one part cocteau twins some isis mixed with my bloody valentines what you want

Lambchops
03-06-2011, 11:32 AM
Recently I have been listening to The Leisure Society, Tune-yards, Okkervil River, Fleet Foxes and Marissa Nadler.

Once the CDs are out and arrive I'll be listening to Gang Gang Dance, Dananananaykroyd, Emmy the Great, Bon Iver, The Arctic Monkeys and Fucked Up.

amishmonster
03-06-2011, 11:35 AM
The soundtrack to the various seasons of Battlestar Galactica at the moment, since it's remarkably good music to work to (I write content for a website). I've never been able to write while listening to music with words.

keroton
03-06-2011, 11:37 AM
Currently The Jesus and Mary chain.

Also for y'all my bloody valentine fans:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ja7jiQNo8U0

Flint
03-06-2011, 11:38 AM
Modest Mouse's "The Good Times Are Killing Me" has been playing in my head since I woke up.

Spacewalk
03-06-2011, 11:41 AM
Deathwish's At the Edge Of Damnation album.

It's not for wimps.

Ashkin
03-06-2011, 11:54 AM
Homestuck Volume 7.
Yes.

soupeh
03-06-2011, 12:02 PM
Rizzle Kicks - Hip Hop duo from my hometown of Brighton. Young lads, but really talented. Check 'em out.

Oh and a bit of Leafhound.

Led Zeppelin
03-06-2011, 12:13 PM
Led Zeppelin IV

Plankton
03-06-2011, 12:15 PM
Lord Sitar ... frak yeah!

Rasputinator
03-06-2011, 12:16 PM
Pink Floyd - Pigs (Three Different Ones)

Dubbill
03-06-2011, 12:30 PM
Movie soundtrack stuff by Nick Cave and Warren Ellis (no, not the comic writer, as I recently discovered). They provided music for The Proposition, The Assassination of Jesse James... and The Road. It's all rather haunting and intensely atmospheric but it's balanced out by the gorgeous sunny weather we're having at the moment.

Berlin
03-06-2011, 12:31 PM
Andrew Jackson Jihad, discovered them yesterday and I just can't stop. Amazing thing.

SeanybabeS
03-06-2011, 01:18 PM
Generally its Coconut Records. Interspersed with some Bonobo, Bibio, Tallest Man on Earth and James Yorkston.

EndelNurk
03-06-2011, 01:38 PM
I'm currently listening to The Complete Smiley on iPlayer. Beautiful adaptations of fantastic stories about a character that I really enjoy.

Shakermaker
03-06-2011, 05:12 PM
Today I have been listening to the LA Noire soundtrack and Beth Gibbons & Rustin Man's Out of Season.

smackybutts
03-06-2011, 05:15 PM
My current playlist is littered with L7, Beastie Boys, Electric Wizard and Alvatech.

dan.
03-06-2011, 05:21 PM
Tao Of The Dead by ...And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead.

Xercies
03-06-2011, 08:36 PM
Today ive been listening to Death Cab for Cutie's new album. Also of course Panda Bear - Tomboy which is probably my favourite album of this year

Tikey
03-06-2011, 08:37 PM
Foo Fighters' last record.

LaunchJC
03-06-2011, 08:41 PM
Warning Shots - Saigon, just got the cd (:|) in the post today :D

SMiD
03-06-2011, 08:44 PM
Siamese Dream, mmmmm fuzzzzzz

Berlin
03-06-2011, 08:52 PM
Clutchy Hopkins, kinda cool. And smooth.

Unpleasant Scott
03-06-2011, 08:54 PM
I'm off to Download on Tuesday, so as much crappy nu metal as I can fit on a mix CD.

I'm the driver, and torturing passengers is one of the few perks.

winterwolves
03-06-2011, 09:53 PM
A mix of:
Korn
Evanescence
Pearl Jam
Avril Lavigne

TheLastBaron
03-06-2011, 10:20 PM
An indie band called The Republic of Wolves, they're currently unsigned but are super good. I bought their recent self-released EP and they all signed it and sent a personal thank you message in the box.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aWfitWVzKxE

Lambchops
03-06-2011, 10:58 PM
I bought their recent self-released EP and they all signed it and sent a personal thank you message in the box.


I always think it's really nice when bands do stuff like that. Granted the only time I can remember it happening was when I pre ordered Race Horses first album, but still, it's a nice touch.

LittleLizard
04-06-2011, 01:20 AM
Welcome to the Machine - Pink Floyd

Simon
04-06-2011, 01:37 AM
david bowie - low

The whole album
its fantastic

Wolfenswan
04-06-2011, 04:24 AM
Andrew Jackson Jihad, discovered them yesterday and I just can't stop. Amazing thing.

you then might just like Wignut Dishwashers Union and its predecessor Johnny Hobo & the Freight Trains too.

i'm mostly listening to POS (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1JHbUuWzVNE&) and Tyler the Creator these days although the latter is a major tool.

ford
04-06-2011, 04:28 AM
Right now I'm going through Fucked Up's new album, David Comes to Life. REALLY good. Much more melodic than you'd expect.

Wolfenswan
04-06-2011, 04:42 AM
Right now I'm going through Fucked Up's new album, David Comes to Life. REALLY good. Much more melodic than you'd expect.

i lost interest after hidden world but i'm probably just annoyed that all those good looking pitchfork-hipster-kids started to show up at *my* punk shows.

Berlin
04-06-2011, 09:23 AM
you then might just like Wignut Dishwashers Union and its predecessor Johnny Hobo & the Freight Trains too.

i'm mostly listening to POS (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1JHbUuWzVNE&) and Tyler the Creator these days although the latter is a major tool.

Thanks! RYM recommended me Regina Spector because it's labeled and tagged as anti-folk along with Andrew and a couple of others but hell if I know how they managed to push this two things together, I gotta check the ones you mentioned then.

vandinz
04-06-2011, 09:31 AM
This week, I are been mostly listening to ... Journey. All their albums.

xhodgk
04-06-2011, 09:36 AM
Kitchens of Distinction - Love Is Hell

Often lumped into the 90's shoegaze bracket - so much more than that.

Berlin
04-06-2011, 11:59 AM
Wolfenswan, you made my day. I'm addicted now. Johnny Hobo. Oh my god. This is perfection. I'm licking God's feet now.

DiamondDog
04-06-2011, 01:17 PM
Got around to giving the Grimes / d'Eon split LP a listen. Bloody great, probably prefer most of the Grimes tracks to the ones on her album. Also on constant rotation is Egyptrixx's debut and the Christina Carter album 'Texas Blues Working'. Can't recommend those two enough.

Other than that the odd FACT mix or Rinse FM show.

Wolfenswan
04-06-2011, 02:11 PM
Wolfenswan, you made my day. I'm addicted now. Johnny Hobo. Oh my god. This is perfection. I'm licking God's feet now.

hah. everybody insta-loves johnny hobo; pat's lyrics and perfomance are truly brilliant (although last i heard he went into rehab, no idea how he's faring)

his material can be somewhat hard to track down, send me a pm if you don't find anything.

GraveyardJimmy
05-06-2011, 01:44 PM
hah. everybody insta-loves johnny hobo; pat's lyrics and perfomance are truly brilliant (although last i heard he went into rehab, no idea how he's faring)

his material can be somewhat hard to track down, send me a pm if you don't find anything.

I also love Johnny Hobo.

<s>For stuff in a similar vein (although a little more hipster) check out Andrew Jackson Jihad. (An electric track off the new album (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3xlwhku6Ss8&feature=related))</s> Didnt read the rest of the thread. Whoops. If you like folk-punk like that, check out One reason and Arms Aloft (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KnyBf6LkP18). They aren't so 'folk-y' but they are great bands.

WRT Fucked Up- Saw them in Cardiff (and then later in Bristol the same day) and they were incredible. Nice to see some other people into punk on here :D

Danny252
05-06-2011, 02:28 PM
Currently fawning over Zircon - because awesome.

Simon
05-06-2011, 03:22 PM
bat out of hell

its almost at the cool bit where his on about not seeing the bend until it was too late

Jako
05-06-2011, 04:40 PM
I'm in a Peter Gabriel mood these days...So anything with Peter in it!

J.

Kadayi
05-06-2011, 05:00 PM
Mogwai - Happy Songs for Happy People is the album presently occupying my ear space.

LittleLizard
06-06-2011, 12:29 AM
Master of the UNIVERSE - Hawkwind

Spacewalk
06-06-2011, 01:27 AM
My trusty and crusty Arsedestroyer, Gore Beyond Necropsy, Lrm and Meat Shits noisetape. It's sick!

LittleLizard
06-06-2011, 02:56 AM
One Slip (OMNI, 1987), Pink Floyd

BobsLawnService
06-06-2011, 07:37 AM
The Beta Band - The Three EP's.

I need something rythmic and chilled to help get me through the day. Scotch would also do but at least this won't get me fired.

archonsod
06-06-2011, 08:02 PM
Majestic Grill - The Best of The Men They Couldn't Hang. 80's aggro folk ftw.

WitchfinderG
06-06-2011, 08:45 PM
Roky Erickson - Bermuda

Flint
06-06-2011, 09:01 PM
The new Bon Iver album. So wonderful.

icupnimpn2
07-06-2011, 05:24 AM
Really enjoying the latest from Fleet Foxes and Cut Copy. Peter, Bjorn and John growing on me. Never expected Cut Copy to sound so much like the Talking Heads in 1984, but they do that a little deeper into the album. The first track took me a while to soften to, but the music video helped.

tomeoftom
07-06-2011, 12:23 PM
J Dilla - Think Twice
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Z2vMBuOxFM

Wolfenswan
08-06-2011, 02:13 PM
Listener.

It took quite a while but i'm beginning to love them.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=puqf-O6N4pM

EndelNurk
08-06-2011, 02:29 PM
Emmy the Great new album stream: http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/musicblog/2011/jun/07/emmy-great-virtue-album-stream

Haven't even finished the second track but I'm enjoying it so far.

Lambchops
08-06-2011, 03:00 PM
Yeah, the new Emmy the Great album is really lovely and will be vying with the Marissa Nadler album for the attnetions of the part of me that likes beautiful women who sing beautiful folk music (coincidentally both albums were also crowd funded, which I thought was an interesting way to do things).

At the moment though I'm listening to SMOD's self titled album. It's a truly horrible band name but if the sound of Malian acoustic guitar based hip hop sounds intruiging to you then I thoroughly reccommend checking it out. It certainly sounds like a great, summery, feel good album but my French isn't good enough to know if the lyrics reflect this!

thegooseking
08-06-2011, 09:30 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bxw_Tcoq038

The first song of Momus' I ever heard, and it still gives me chills.

pl4t0
09-06-2011, 02:19 AM
Dubstep. Lots and lots of Dubstep.

Such as:
Emalkay - Fabrication
Requake - Waterdrops
Mat Lynch - Treeboy
Sluggo and Helicopter Showdown - Hostage

But I more or less like anything excluding pop and country (though I can appreciate both).

SoulPride
09-06-2011, 02:37 PM
Emmy the Great new album stream: http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/musicblog/2011/jun/07/emmy-great-virtue-album-stream

Haven't even finished the second track but I'm enjoying it so far.
Thanks for this! Back when I was an undergraduate and in my anti-folk-or-gtfo phase I'd go see her as often as possible. Nice to hear some new stuff from her.

Anthile
09-06-2011, 03:11 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TLg0oZAOz08

That is all.



But I more or less like anything excluding pop and country (though I can appreciate both).

Hmm, I have some great Country here if you want want some recommendations...

mrpier
09-06-2011, 06:16 PM
Going through the heavy metal thread :)

laneford
09-06-2011, 06:47 PM
check out limp bizkit - significant other. its a really heavy album with deep lyrics. not all that grunting Swedish rubbish.

bwahahahahahahaha.

edit; I should probably be productive, (all links are spotify links)

the new Antlers album is wondrous, The Antlers Burst Apart (http://open.spotify.com/album/7JbKzvSocR9gZHKTnLAe3v)
Three Trapped Tigers are glitchy and mathy and silly Three Trapped Tigers Route One or Die (http://open.spotify.com/album/70J0gVtwKcMBXqm3uDdkDH)
And So I Watch You From Afar are loud and chunky and fun and ever so slightly post rock with added 'wooohoo' And So I Watch You from Afar Gangs (http://open.spotify.com/album/28kNvDOlw91L2uZYjYNUSa)
Tall Ships are pegs upon which to hang ideas Tall Ships Tall Ships EP / There Is Nothing But Chemistry Here EP (http://open.spotify.com/album/4dxEDLaw3FwTeYa9CdX3Qh)

Where Is My Halftime Pie?
09-06-2011, 07:31 PM
Listening to Kid Cudi, I honestly don't see how anyone could not like at least some of his music.

SMiD
09-06-2011, 07:54 PM
check out limp bizkit - significant other. its a really heavy album with deep lyrics. not all that grunting Swedish rubbish.

Surely you cannot be serious. I bought that album and thought it was childish.... in 1999.

Oh, and right now I'm listening to my coworker play the fucking Chipmunk's Xmas album. FML.

LaunchJC
12-06-2011, 11:47 PM
Listening to Kid Cudi, I honestly don't see how anyone could not like at least some of his music.

Definitely agree, though his 2nd album is a real grower.

Right now = Elzhi - Elmatic
(http://www.2dopeboyz.com/2011/05/10/elzhi-%E2%80%93-elmatic-mixtape/)

Bilbo1981
13-06-2011, 12:08 AM
How rare to find someone else who likes this album, as a huge bowie fan this is one of his more obscure works. Way ahead of its time like most Bowie stuff.

Berlin
13-06-2011, 12:42 PM
Sweet Noise - "Czas Ludzi Cienia" and their latest "The Triptic"
these guys were recording this stuff 10 years before their time in my country, this music is damn amazing and perfect.

DiamondDog
13-06-2011, 01:00 PM
Silkie's FACT mix has got me excited for his new release!

http://www.factmag.com/2011/06/10/fact-mix-255-silkie/

squareking
13-06-2011, 03:51 PM
Freakin' Upsilon Acrux


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FXMTFgBP-iA

Skalpadda
13-06-2011, 04:56 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mixPxkJswHA

Mohorovicic
13-06-2011, 07:14 PM
The Blue Valley (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KUn9SYdPF4A) by Karsten Koch. It's long, nice and great for doing computer stuff. Especially if you played Uplink(and if you didn't, you should).

sinomatic
13-06-2011, 09:01 PM
This:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ddn4MGaS3N4

OctaneHugo
14-06-2011, 01:36 AM
If you're not listening to the new YACHT album you're gay.
http://www.npr.org/2011/06/13/137082018/first-listen-yacht-shangri-la#playlist

MiniMatt
16-06-2011, 12:41 PM
Thanks to John's post about The National (http://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2011/06/16/valve-want-a-video-for-exile-vilify/) I'm now listening exclusively to that. Never heard it before, it's hauntingly beautiful - at the same time being somehow soul crushingly depressing and yet full of hope like those first rays of brilliant sunshine poking through at the end of a titanic thunderstorm.

So yeah, thanks to you and that site (http://rain.nxe7.com/), I'm now listening to it over and over and over and over and over (which reminds me, Hot Chip (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gs9NgGZkErU) still gets a play from time to time).

Dubbill
16-06-2011, 02:05 PM
This:
We bought his album after seeing this on YT. Excellent stuff.

I've just discovered Forest Swords (a year late, but oh well):


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u4yhfEq3IHo

TheLastBaron
18-06-2011, 09:54 PM
Been listening to the new Flashbulb album. It's different than his previous stuff, but still really good.

thegooseking
18-06-2011, 10:08 PM
Currently have Soulwax's cover of Prince's Starfish and Coffee bouncing around in my head. I guess that doesn't really count as 'listening', though.

Donjo
18-06-2011, 11:48 PM
I heard these lads on the radio and was immediately hooked... Portico Quartet-


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f0N_Ix8YUjk

DiamondDog
19-06-2011, 10:49 PM
Just got around to listening to Laurel Halo's EP Hour Logic and I'm pretty much in love. Can't believe how much her sound has developed in the space of a few releases.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JyVaNhkdGHE&feature=related

I've also been kicking myself because I've had Gang Gang Dance's new album sat on my wishlist since it came out. Stuck it on this morning and my head melted.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L_bkNR-zOn8

Flint
19-06-2011, 10:50 PM
Moby's latest album, Destroyed. Deffo one of his best: wonderfully atmospheric and incredibly quality-consistent throughout the colossal 72-minute length.

8-bit
19-06-2011, 11:03 PM
yesterday I bought gift by Eliza Carthy and Norma Waterson which I am listening to right now. its really good but I am struggling to get though because I keep going back to other tracks on the album. I also got Raising Sand but I haven't listened to that yet.

TheLastBaron
20-06-2011, 06:27 PM
Trentemoller, best producer to come out of Denmark

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7RqvPkByI1A

Lambchops
25-06-2011, 10:29 PM
Glastonbury highlights. On the basis that I couldn't pass up watching a highlights show with the subtitle "Janelle Monae and the Chemical Brothers." From what they've shown of the Janelle Monae set so far she absolutely killed it (not that I'd have expected anything else).

At the moment there's a middle bit with other people I care less about (at least so far). Aloe Blacc's on just now. He's actually suprisingly good.

Looking forward to hearing what the Chemical Brothers were like, though it will no doubt raise my "Glastonbury envy" somewhat further.

The JG Man
25-06-2011, 11:19 PM
Currently Star Guitaring with Glastonbury. Last couple of days I've been surfing for Glastonbury good stuff. Which today has meant Elbow, Chemical Brothers, apparently Janelle Monae who was a little bit head-asplodingly good, Aloe Blacc...basically what Lambchops has said.

Xercies
26-06-2011, 07:22 PM
Listened to Coldplay on Glastonbury, hmm i don't think they are that much of a stadium band excep for some songs but they were pretty good I have to say. The new songs seems alright I guess...though of course they do live

Wolfenswan
29-06-2011, 01:50 PM
Procession (http://procession.bandcamp.com/)

Lo-Fi twee-esque Poppunk.

EndelNurk
29-06-2011, 01:52 PM
Has anyone been listening to The Book of Mormon soundtrack? Fantastic :)

Xercies
29-06-2011, 04:41 PM
I really want to go see that, hopefully it comes to our British shores at some point I've always liked those two's output, they seem really good satirists and in a world where satire is slowly fading away they need to be nurtured.

Ian
30-06-2011, 11:50 AM
Listening to the new Weird Al album.

EDIT: Have listened to it all now. I think "CNR" is my favourite one on there.

Joseph-Sulphur
30-06-2011, 01:25 PM
Massive Attack - Paradise Circus. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jEgX64n3T7g)Thanks to Luther.

Lambchops
30-06-2011, 04:46 PM
Has anyone been listening to The Book of Mormon soundtrack? Fantastic :)

It was streaming on NPR for a while so I listened to it then. Hilarious stuff, definitely plan on going to see it if it ends up in the West End. I've never been to a West End show so a gloriously sweary, silly tale would be a wonderful place to start.

Sproutmask
30-06-2011, 08:56 PM
Been listening to a bit of folk recently. I love this June Tabor/Oysterband collaboration:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HivRMq_XQVk

I also stumbled recently on VNV Nation and I thought this was quite wonderful:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=muhVKlWFWuQ

And just because they're a bit OTT and I'm going to see them later in the year, here's Within Temptation:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mVzek8hhkA8

8-bit
12-07-2011, 07:45 PM
took a chance and bought an album from a band when I had never heard any of their music. I love doing that. so someone said Bon Iver were quite good and I agree, I was thrown off by the weird 80s ballad, sax, thing they do at the end though.

Ayam
13-07-2011, 12:56 AM
Just came back from an Ice Cube and Naughty by Nature gig, early 90s hip hop bliss.

Wolfenswan
13-07-2011, 12:23 PM
Cold Cave remix Belle & Sebastian
(http://stereogum.com/754251/cold-cave-remix-belle-sebastian/mp3s/)

laneford
13-07-2011, 06:30 PM
The entirely free and entirely GLORIOUS Wugazi. (http://www.wugazi.com) Yes. Wu-Tang Clan mixed with Fugazi.

YES.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MoiFt3QiSx8

Henke
14-07-2011, 12:03 PM
Trentemoller, best producer to come out of Denmark
That is a fantastic track. :D

SirKicksalot
14-07-2011, 09:13 PM
I keep listening to the Hanna OST, by The Chemical Brothers. I think it's their best work in years.
The movie is great and the OST fits it perfectly. Here's a scene (the last part of a very long take):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cVGnf2_q_Gg&feature=related

And here's one of my favourite tracks from the OST:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HBmwcuLa1as

If you like stuff like Run Lola Run, Leon or Bourne, do yourself a favour and watch Hanna. Saoirse Ronan is amazing.

outoffeelinsobad
17-07-2011, 04:30 AM
Been listening to Richard Dawkins read The God Delusion. So thorough, so fascinating.

tomeoftom
17-07-2011, 09:57 AM
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0uW5aWVgxAw&NR=1">An old favourite of mine.</a> Mind-wreckingly phat fusion.

EOT
17-07-2011, 11:41 AM
I could swear I just post something here. Why does RPS eat every second fucking comment of mine?

Anyway, what I meant to say was that I recently rediscovered my copy of NeveroddoreveN and as such have been listeing to a lot of I monster (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LDajrwMF5To).

I've also been listening to my favourite band of the now, Rolo Tomassi (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-RXQt-iN6JA).

I've just realised both these bands are from Sheffield, I might have to take a trip down if there are any more women that look like Eva Spence.

sendmark
17-07-2011, 12:04 PM
Set the white flags on fire slowly (Russian post-rock)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9I0q_WM6oY4

Lana Del Rey is pretty nice as well.

The Innocent
18-07-2011, 03:25 AM
I've been listening to and enjoying We Shall All Be Healed by The Mountain Goats.

8-bit
23-07-2011, 02:36 AM
My brother has recently insisted that I listen to the lonely island album. yes some of the songs are quite funny, but on the other hand I did not need to listen to a full album of them.

redox
23-07-2011, 03:22 AM
Rival Sons - White Noise http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fqRnVU7bv_U

WitchfinderG
26-07-2011, 12:29 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yf6JuTAeoqQ

TheLastBaron
26-07-2011, 12:39 AM
The new All Shall Perish album, it's some good solid metal.

8-bit
29-07-2011, 11:52 PM
for whatever reason I remembered seeing a guy calling himself Maverick Sabre on Jools Holland, and I have been listening to the stuff he has up on his site. I don't think that he has a bad track up there, really looking forward to see if he can put together a good album later this year.

Donjo
30-07-2011, 01:50 PM
The end of part 2b

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_BpDP70CyEU&feature=
I found it on a tape yeeaarrs ago and couldn't stop listening to it, people I played
it to didn't know what it was (which is surprising now)...Through the magic of newly (at the time)
invented trickery, Shazam, I discovered it's identity. It was a great moment. The mystery
that surrounds my initial listening still imbues the music with something I can't
describe. It was all mine. It still feels very personal, and as beautiful as when I first heard.

Lambchops
30-07-2011, 05:28 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d-mM2ZPV08M&feature=related

The Fruit Tree Foundation. Emma Pollock is wonderful.

DiamondDog
30-07-2011, 07:23 PM
http://soundcloud.com/ikonika/ikonika-summer2011-mix

Donjo
01-08-2011, 08:12 PM
Killing Joke.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yzF4PeSX5Js

Oh, sing a song of joy
Sweet childhood, never desert me
Time for celebration
Overcome with a sense of elation
I'll never let you get to me
Survival is my victory

Ayam
01-08-2011, 09:17 PM
Was listening to a lot of early 90s music like Baby D, Snow and K7 this week. All in preparation for a wonderful boogie at Kisstory, yeah that was the ticket.

vinraith
01-08-2011, 09:19 PM
Christopher Tin's "Calling All Dawns," which I must say is just epically brilliant. There's even a games connection, as the first track is Civ 4's own absolutely gorgeous intro piece "Baba Yetu."

DiamondDog
04-08-2011, 12:58 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EDcvKyZqdyw


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=epCEgdU2_j0&feature=related

8-bit
13-08-2011, 09:53 AM
you know when you don't listen to an album for years, then come back to it and it sounds so fresh, almost like listening to it for the first time? dark side of the moon is playing into my ears right now and its just amazing, must be getting on three years since I last listened to it.

Lambchops
13-08-2011, 10:07 AM
Listening to some Sparrow and the Workshop, one of the many great bands to have emerged from Glasgow recently.

Xercies
13-08-2011, 11:38 AM
Kanye West 808s and Heartbreaks and MBDTF. I've been I think a bit harsh on Kanye Westm i think i really like 808s, probably because its more pop then rap also its pretty damn emotionally wrenching, I don't think i've heard a singer pour his heart out like that. Its really strong! As for MBDTF, its alright, the rapping does go on a bit long and i don't really know why it was so critically acclaimed, but there is one song on there that is really really beutiful.

DiamondDog
13-08-2011, 12:15 PM
Good call there Lambchops, like what I've heard on youtube.

Just this morning bought an LP called Summr Bummr by Greg Olin going under the name Graves. To my ears he sounds like a mix of Cat Stevens and Bill Callahan.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qFIxwV76SWY

Kadayi
13-08-2011, 12:55 PM
Fever Ray


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EBAzlNJonO8

laneford
13-08-2011, 01:15 PM
Ooh Kadayi, that gives me an excuse to post one of my favourite remixes of all time...


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AiXP3IL2w3s

Althea
14-08-2011, 11:29 AM
I'm really enjoying this Weird Al song:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a0cCRRFi1aA

sabrage
17-08-2011, 10:04 AM
La Dispute - Somewhere at the Bottom of a River Between Vega and Altair

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_CpeCyu4chtQ/Sg5KB50jLbI/AAAAAAAAAdI/VsRMBSiyDM4/s320/La+Dispute+-+Somewhere+At+The+Bottom+Of+The+River+Between+Vega +And+Altair.jpg

I've been listening to this album for a few years now, but there's something about it that every breakup and failed start I have gives it new dimension and meaning. It's weird to rediscover an album like this, where every word is laced with passion and emotion, and have every word skid across your brain like a record of your most recent failure. Call it catharsis. Call it letting go.

It's probably not for everyone, though. I wouldn't just recommend it to someone off-hand without knowing them. Most people probably get turned off immediately by the vocals, but it's helped me through some rough patches in life and I owe it for that.

Haasth
18-08-2011, 01:59 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UJB2jqToa2E

Kaira-
18-08-2011, 02:50 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QSMwhR2It7Y
I've been listening to this quite a lot recently. I used to listen to them when they(he?) still had several EPs on the website. Bought the double-CD and I'm quite pleased with it, the new songs are really nice also, and the whole compilation really shows how they progressed from "straight-to-it" fast folk to much more melancholic songs. And it's always good to have Likbr on more CDs, one of the best cover songs on Valfar, ein Windir. Ah, but now I kinda walked away from the topic at hand, sorry.

Kadayi
20-08-2011, 09:48 PM
Some much needed Boards of Canada. A new album sometime soon wouldn't go amiss tbh.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lrBZeWjGjl8

President Weasel
20-08-2011, 10:00 PM
I am listening to the new album from The War on Drugs.

Here is some of the noises that they make.

<iframe src="http://player.vimeo.com/video/26117149?title=0&amp;byline=0&amp;portrait=0" width="400" height="225" frameborder="0"></iframe><p><a href="http://vimeo.com/26117149">The War on Drugs "Baby Missiles"</a> from <a href="http://vimeo.com/user2801297">Secretly Jag</a> on <a href="http://vimeo.com">Vimeo</a>.</p>

Kaira-
21-08-2011, 12:15 AM
Some much needed Boards of Canada. A new album sometime soon wouldn't go amiss tbh.

Damn, I wasn't expecting much but Boards of Canada sounds pretty ace. *makes a mental note to listen more BoC*

Due to recent mentions of Ulver in RPS-discussion, I had to go and revisit Lyckantropen Themes. Still as good as it was when it was released, definetly one of their best releases (in my personal top 3: Nattens Madrigal, Perdition City, Lyckantropen Themes).

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kBviIXcpDlo

Kadayi
21-08-2011, 04:36 PM
Damn, I wasn't expecting much but Boards of Canada sounds pretty ace. *makes a mental note to listen more BoC*

BoC stuff is awesome (I don't think they've produced a bad tune ever tbh). Really good music to work to I find. If you liked that, you might also like Susumu Yokata: -


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p5ZbGLzyqcQ&feature=related


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g83g2zIcJgI&feature=related

A fairly prolific Japanese artist. His stuff tends to vary across his albums, but Sukura, Grinning Cat, The boy in the tree & Symbol are all very enjoyable albums, each with a distinct vibe. His first album Acid Mt Fuji is no longer available (short of ebay) but you can find an MP3 copy here: -

http://acrocosm.blogspot.com/2008/08/susumu-yokota-acid-mt-fuji.html

It's very minimal ambient techno, but still holds up pretty well tbh.

DiamondDog
21-08-2011, 05:06 PM
Haha, wow. Out of all his stuff you pick Kodomotachi, my favourite track from my favourite Yokota album.

He's the kind of artist I love because there is so much to dig into. Not all of it is easy to find but that almost makes it more enjoyable when you finally listen to it.

sabrage
22-08-2011, 09:02 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UN6jnJN_U5o

laneford
22-08-2011, 10:58 AM
Man walks around council estate late at night.

Accompanied by a cup of tea, dressing gown, some monsters, sonar pings, some beats, and downbeat lyrics.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=usksH8B07do

Album is here (http://open.spotify.com/album/2Uq7or40SdTcSrUDil3lCy) (spotify)

(Rapidly forcing its way onto my top 10 albums of the year list)

Kadayi
22-08-2011, 07:13 PM
Haha, wow. Out of all his stuff you pick Kodomotachi, my favourite track from my favourite Yokota album.

He's the kind of artist I love because there is so much to dig into. Not all of it is easy to find but that almost makes it more enjoyable when you finally listen to it.

I can't say I'm a huge fan of some of the more singer driven albums such as Wonder Waltz, but on the whole his approach is always distinct. It's a very different mindset to the sort of electronica & ambient we tend to get from western artists in terms of soundscape. I often feel it's like he delivers waves where as other artists deliver layers.

icupnimpn2
23-08-2011, 02:39 AM
Listening to rain sounds and ocean noise since it's the only darn thing that will put my daughter to sleep

redox
27-08-2011, 02:49 AM
Red House Painters - Shadows (Ocean Beach)

Lambchops
31-08-2011, 10:35 AM
The new John knox Sex Club album, Raise Ravens (http://thejohnknoxsexclub.bandcamp.com/album/raise-ravens)

The drummer for this lot was in the year below me at school. They're a broadly Scottish accented post rock/folk outfit and very damn good at it, it's a marked improvement from their first album (which was already a good listen). They're excellent at making longish tracks that start slowly and gradually swell up with drums and violins into something wonderful beofre ebbing back down into quiet and beautiful multi layered vocals. So if that sounds like your sort of thing check it out, you can listen to the whole album at that link. From my first couple of listens i'd rate it highly.

Jams O'Donnell
31-08-2011, 10:41 AM
A fairly prolific Japanese artist.
Good grief -- "fairly prolific" isn't the half of it. I got into him around 1998/1999 and was just inundated with records for the next few years. :)

I have been mostly listening to Bjork, and I had forgotten how lovely Joga is:
<iframe width="420" height="345" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/CQOcXAShp2Q" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

I have also been listening to noisy things, like Parts & Labor. This is such a good peppy wake up and get your shit together song:
<iframe width="420" height="345" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/rEU1RPdtMzE" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

DiamondDog
31-08-2011, 08:40 PM
Finally got myself Holy Other's EP and love every minute, made me realise how faultless Tri Angle Records have been. If you haven't already heard of this label they have an amazing set of artists. Balam Acab's debut LP came out on the 30th I think, my copy has yet to arrive but by all accounts it's fantastic.

If it's your kind of thing you could do worse than buy anything they put out.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LacbQ4Lh7wk


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CqzvHoSdH18

bmisha
01-09-2011, 06:26 PM
I listen to complete albums online in various genres on the site http://mcboom.ru

202

Mihkel
01-09-2011, 07:53 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yiQ7S38nKog

At the moment this.

Kelron
02-09-2011, 12:16 AM
Right now? This:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VnCI9bAOszw

And my current favourite upbeat album (no, I don't understand the words):


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ekdV15SHDRw

Lambchops
03-09-2011, 10:03 AM
@ Kieron

Both of those are rather wonderful.

Further to my John Knox Sex Club ramblings above, I can't stop listening to this track (http://thejohnknoxsexclub.bandcamp.com/track/kiss-the-dirt-2), which is definitely up there in my mental list of favourite songs this year.

Oh and I've also been listening to the new Beirut album quite a bit, it's rather lovely.

laneford
03-09-2011, 01:07 PM
<3 Clams Casino so much.

Anthile
03-09-2011, 02:54 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KvqeFoDQAvU

Kadayi
05-09-2011, 09:30 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HO1OV5B_JDw

Came cross this via an article on the Guardian about music 'inspired' by David Lynch: -

http://www.guardian.co.uk/film/2011/sep/04/david-lynch-influence-music

Annoyingly not out as a single until next month, but it is rather catchy if you give it a couple of listens (Video whilst enjoyable is optional). Don't be put off by her duckface (personally I like the bee stung look, but it's not everyone's thing).

ford
08-09-2011, 09:12 AM
Swans, mostly. Also checked out the recent Shabazz Palaces LP, Black Up, awesome abstract hip-hop if you're into that sort of thing.

Kade
08-09-2011, 10:40 AM
Very interesting thread.
I am listening Justin Beiber's song "Never say never". I like all songs of his albums and why are you asking that.

Kaira-
08-09-2011, 12:19 PM
Decided to go and listen Muse's newest album. Didn't really like it, so I guess I'll just stick with Absolution and Origin of Symmetry.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I5CbhCSnv38

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XPYLIy3FWpk

Xercies
09-09-2011, 01:20 PM
Little Dragon. Funky!


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yditHU77U6E

Kelron
09-09-2011, 02:28 PM
I like that, sounds like The Knife.

SeanybabeS
09-09-2011, 02:33 PM
Grizzly Bear and Modest Mouse are monopolising my time at the moment.

If I grow a bit bored of them though then I'll sink my ears into either Kaki King (recommended by someone on old RPS forums - so thanks whoever that is) or At the Drive-In.

tossrStu
09-09-2011, 02:35 PM
I've been listening to I Break Horses' album a lot lately. It's bloody lovely.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BRsMZyVuj7s

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Sg7YkPnEYw (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Sg7YkPnEYw)

Kadayi
15-09-2011, 10:48 PM
Sticking with the lynch theme I've been getting back into his soundtracks:-

The Pink room from TP:FWWM: -


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uwqsh9IACyQ&feature=related

Don't expect much from the video, but it's a great rolling instrumental.

Also (and completely unrelated): -

Max Cyrin Piano cover of the Pixies 'where is my mind'


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4NZdggNUvq0

Great use of old film footage for the video as well.

Xercies
15-09-2011, 11:44 PM
My god, probably the best album I've heard for awhile now. And I've only listened to it all once! I think after a few listens it might be up there.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b0Q_JwOqko4

Its from Neon Indian and the album is Era Extrana

Kadayi
23-09-2011, 11:09 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wcv3v6XfEvM&feature=related

The Knife - Heartbeats

Anthile
24-09-2011, 07:53 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5pwuxH2zFzk

Cable
24-09-2011, 12:06 PM
Just got showed this by a friend the other day, and i really like it.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8UVNT4wvIGY

Skalpadda
24-09-2011, 02:43 PM
Just saw that Tomas Dvorak, of Machinarium soundtrack fame, has a new album out and you can listen to it (and buy it) on his website: http://www.floex.cz/

If you liked the music in Machinarium you'll probably like this as well. If you didn't like the music in Machinarium you should see a doctor because there's probably something wrong with you :)

DiamondDog
25-09-2011, 08:07 PM
The Balam Acab album is as wonderful as everyone said it was. I never knew chipmunk vocals could be so evocative.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R1bKx7rUWig


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ysq6ikJhDdg&feature=related

DiamondDog
01-10-2011, 12:15 PM
After all the wonderfully cringeworthy comments about dubstep on the Syndicate trailer article I just thought I'd post this nice compilation that Adult Swim of all people have put together. Lots of good new stuff in there. Obviously some of the artists stopped being anything like dubstep a long time ago but most of them are associated with or come from the scene.

The new Cooly G track is probably my favourite, sounding like some crazy remix of a John Carpenter track. The Kode9 and Lukid tracks are pretty wonderful, too. And not an ounce of wub to be heard.

Here you go:
http://www.adultswim.com/promos/201109_unclassified/

Edit: Can an ounce be heard? Maybe not.

tossrStu
01-10-2011, 05:55 PM
Ah, that's fantastic, thanks for that! I love me a bit of dubstep but I'm not a huge fan of the Transformers-having-noisy-intercourse end of things, so this is ideal.

RamboJ3sus
01-10-2011, 08:45 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RfathnkhkoQ

Perfect for chilling out after a hard day at work.

Similar
05-10-2011, 02:01 PM
Been looping three Android Lust albums ("The Dividing", "Stripped and Stitched" and "Devour, Rise, and Take Flight". I don't have the newest album, but it doesn't sound quite as good as the earlier ones either) for the past four days. When I haven't been playing CoH, at least.
Music I sometimes don't listen to for a year or more but always return to at some point, usually in times of anger and depression.

One of my favourites:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6o1vl3rTAaY
(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6o1vl3rTAaY)

Kaira-
05-10-2011, 05:31 PM
Been listening to little bit of this and that lately.

Some sort of post-rock, I guess. I don't know.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mTp-u7tXuLg
Some sort of rock.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OypN2gT5WYg
Some sort of Depeche Mode's best album IMHO.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ts2DXY0zfLs

SMiD
05-10-2011, 05:36 PM
I've just taken a trip from The Beach Boys' Pet Sounds to The Smashing Pumpkins' Machina II and finally to Norah Jones' Come Away With Me. It's a weird day. :\

Lambchops
05-10-2011, 07:18 PM
Lovely, lovely Meg Baird.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d1hlk2yOSUU&feature=related

It was a pleasant suprise when I found out she had a new album out. When you add that too Emmy the Great, Laura Marling, Marissa Nadler and Lia Ices it has been a fantastic year for female folk artists.

TheDoctr
06-10-2011, 11:02 AM
Im Enjoying some Jonathan Coulton at the moment, when im in mellow mode I like to kick it to city and colour, when im Pwning n00bs on the battlefield I rock some Rob Zombie or some 5 finger death punch

DiamondDog
06-10-2011, 03:14 PM
Get this, get this, get this, get this...

http://www.factmag.com/2011/10/03/fact-mix-288-kuedo/

Kuedo's album comes out soon. Been a while since I've been so excited about the release of an album and this mix only increases that. All I hear about the album is 'Vangelis' and from the tracks I've heard they aren't wrong. But I'll have to wait and see. I don't want to wait.

DiamondDog
06-10-2011, 03:40 PM
Also, Meg Baird is wonderful. Thanks for the tip, Lambchops.

Kadayi
06-10-2011, 05:10 PM
Been doing a lot of intense drawing board work in the office this week so I've been listening to Groove Salad by Soma FM via Itunes Radio (under electronica). Highly recommend it, as it's ideal working music when you don't want anything too distracting, but enough of a beat to keep you in the zone: -

http://somafm.com/groovesalad/

Mihkel
13-10-2011, 12:04 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ta-Z_psXODw

Similar
13-10-2011, 11:39 AM
Been in a Tom Waits mood lately (or maybe Waits fits the mood I'm in):


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nFFjaCJ1pa4

DiamondDog
23-10-2011, 12:22 PM
So, The B-52's. Those guys who were in the Flinstones movie. They wrote that Loveshack song. Who knew their first few albums were quite good? Well, some of you probably did. I'm a bit slow.

Most of the interesting stuff is on Mesopotamia(at least to me), but there are a few gems on the first two albums outside the more well known songs.

Loveland (David Byrne mix)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5WCCtPgEmUE

Quiche Lorraine

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vCwtIAFdf9U

Joseph-Sulphur
24-10-2011, 05:37 PM
First heard this track on an episode of The Shield, and I've been listening to it a lot since then.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d1acEVmnVhI&ob=av3n

Also, The Boss:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4jktPJawORE

Xercies
24-10-2011, 08:34 PM
I feel like I'm travelling into space

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EDyonn3mQj8

Flint
24-10-2011, 09:06 PM
Bon Iver's debut. A bit out of the loop as I only just got this today; been loving the hell out of the new album ever since its release and finally got around to grabbing the debut. So damn good. Wonderfully autumnal too.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ePatJIwB-sI
Love.

The JG Man
24-10-2011, 09:53 PM
Been listening to the new Evanescence album last few days. It's...I dunno. It sounds like Evanescence and it's more of that, but at the same time there's nothing that makes me go "I'm going to remember this in a few days." Take the Foo Fighters album from earlier in the year. I remember every song on it and whilst some are better than others, it's all good. This...I mean it's good, but it's bland good. It hits all the right notes, but that's it. It lacks a soul. Passion. Any kind of 'Oomph'.

Favourite song on the album so far:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ST9sqBCqsTw

Very ambivalent about the whole thing.

Kaira-
11-11-2011, 04:43 PM
Recently I've been listening lots of Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds. Reminds me that I should get around replaying Alan Wake some day.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3J3QHzbK9jY

DigitalSignalX
11-11-2011, 08:39 PM
Recently fell in love with Katie Herzig after hearing some of her tunes used on TV.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TDsU_-_kuSo

Althea
11-11-2011, 08:52 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zih80RNPZL8

Flint
11-11-2011, 10:16 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wf2H8fj4Uro

Just finishing off Boxer when I noticed this thread. One of the best albums by one of the greatest bands in my books.

Taidan
11-11-2011, 11:55 PM
Can't get enough of Phantogram at the moment.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q2RlV6cteiA

...and if you like that one, this Gang Gang Dance track is certainly worth eleven-and-a-half minutes of your life.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L_bkNR-zOn8

DiamondDog
12-11-2011, 01:42 PM
When that Gang Gang Dance album came out earlier this year I had a feeling it'd be one of my favourites. I still end up listening to it about once a week. Beginning to end, skip nothing. It's a keeper.

thegooseking
13-11-2011, 03:51 AM
Just finishing off Boxer when I noticed this thread. One of the best albums by one of the greatest bands in my books.

Really? I love The National, but Boxer is probably my least favourite (apart from that opening track).

Right now I'm listening to Symphonika. For those not in the know, Symphonika is Dan Pop from the indiepop band Ooberman under his symphonic (duh) guise. It's a compilation of music he's written for film and TV and adverts and stuff. It's basically movie trailer music elevated to an art form, and it's very good.

I'm not sure how easy the first two albums, The Snow Queen and Gothic Angel Warriors are to come by these days (I know, at least, only 200 copies of Gothic Angel Warriors were ever made, though I see a few sites offering it for sale). However, you can still download the third album, Dark Fairytales Suite (which I'd suggest you'll almost certainly like if you liked Fable's soundtrack), for free, from here (http://www.ooberman.net/dkf.htm).

Flint
13-11-2011, 09:52 AM
Really? I love The National, but Boxer is probably my least favourite (apart from that opening track).
Yes, it's very firmly one of the reasons why I love the band so immensely; brilliant songs with a really wonderfully subtle presentation, the sort of music you sink into late at night. High Violet is my absolute favourite by them though, while least favourite is always going to be the self-titled debut (which really has very little of the band's magic in it). But that's the fun with this band anyway - it's becoming pretty clear by now that they're one of those artists where it's perfectly normal for everyone to have their different personal favourites instead of any sort of canon highlight rising from the ranks (apart from everything after Cherry Tree EP being seen as the golden age).

DiamondDog
20-11-2011, 06:57 PM
A few tracks I liked from the Distance show on Rinse FM this week. Always worth a listen because he gives over the first hour of the show to new artists.

Shredexx - Just For You (http://soundcloud.com/shredexx/just-for-you)

Optimum Design - New Generation (http://soundcloud.com/optimumdesign/optimum-design-new-generation)

Porta - Lost (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PSqxwFFE6RM)

Nova
20-11-2011, 09:39 PM
@DigitalSignalX
Sounds good. Thanks for bringing her up.

I'm in love with Salt Ashes (http://soundcloud.com/saltashes) for quite some time now. Gold (http://soundcloud.com/saltashes/gold) is particularly brilliant.
A shame that she's virtually unknown (judging from the Soundcloud play count).

Vendetta11
22-11-2011, 08:56 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XkHoPmDnRbA

<- see avatar

:p

sabrage
23-11-2011, 02:00 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-xwLuMEXdLg
My favorite new artist in ages.

DigitalSignalX
23-11-2011, 10:51 PM
This was linked in another thread re: game music, thought it should hit this one too since I ripped it and stuck it on my playlist シ It's a combination of a philharmonic and the retail.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vr5O1qGk9M8&feature=youtu.be&hd=1

Kaira-
23-11-2011, 11:31 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=639uwpbgbAs

I just love this new EP.

Dubbill
24-11-2011, 12:19 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KKBOP86qT_g

http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2011/nov/23/beach-boys-soulful-old-man-sunshine

Wolfenswan
24-11-2011, 12:38 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U2LaL5uiq-s

Keep
24-11-2011, 12:39 AM
Beefheart and the Ronettes have been buzzing around, but the official release of Dave Davies' unfinished album from '69 really excited me. I'd searched down all the tracks as bootlegs before (cos I'm that kind of kind of guy :P) so having them finally released in good quality's a happy trip for me.

Maybe all you know about the Kinks is Lola and You Really Got Me, but if you wanna go on that sort of musical spelunking that yields vein after vein of precious ore, you could not choose a better band. And these songs, boy. Psych-pop, so bright, so catchy, so creative, but most of all so emotional, and that was unexpected. A real character comes through the lyrics, and it's a surprisingly admirable one too.

DigitalSignalX
24-11-2011, 09:54 PM
Heard this during the Macy's Thanksgiving day parade, same conductor and Japanese Philharmonic, but without the tenor unfortunately.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9tedveFK0e8

Drake Sigar
27-11-2011, 12:35 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q39rHOaT5W8

Pippi Longstocking is comin' into your world
A freckled faced red haired girl you ought to know
She'll throw your life into her world!

I sang that every day for a year as a child and drove everyone batshit insane.

Wolfenswan
27-11-2011, 04:28 PM
If you're a fan of the allmighty Fugazi you might enjoy the soon-to-be-launched Fugazi Live Archive (http://www.dischord.com/news/465/2011/11/fugazi-live-series-to-launch-december-1-2011-now-up-in-beta)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=boXoOQyjyck

DigitalSignalX
27-11-2011, 07:04 PM
pippi longstocking is comin' into your world
a freckled faced red haired girl you ought to know
she'll throw your life into her world!

I sang that every day for a year as a child and drove everyone batshit insane.

dear god make it stop

Skalpadda
27-11-2011, 08:17 PM
Drake Sigar: That's possibly the most disgusting thing I've ever heard.



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jWRwibQkvZM&feature=related (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O4B8480VaPs)

Lambchops
28-11-2011, 09:15 PM
Having missed out on Mclusky years ago i finally got around to buying Mcluskyism. Not sure if all the extra material shows them at their best but the first disc of the album with all the singles is absolutely top notch stuff.

Also been listening to Honestly, This World by The Moth and The Mirror, another of those collective efforts that the Scottish indie scene does so well. It's made up of lesser known faces. The main singer, for example, used to play cello for Arap Strap and she has clearly been hiding a wonderful voice.

Donjo
30-11-2011, 12:47 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IFIfP8ZQzbE

Kelron
30-11-2011, 02:32 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NJ7Xsde8h08

Jams O'Donnell
30-11-2011, 02:20 PM
New Martin Gore/Vince Clark track. It's rather fine.

http://thequietus.com/articles/07500-vcmg-vince-clarke-martin-l-gore-spock

Hmm, can't embed soundcloud things here. Dang.

Althea
30-11-2011, 02:32 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NVJ54VaOsuM

Similar
30-11-2011, 02:35 PM
I've had Soma.fm's Drone Zone running pretty much constantly the past month (with a couple of days' detour to The National and U.N.K.L.E) and have been finding some bands/artists I hadn't heard about.

GAS is one:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4-ucG1EHmwg

Donjo
30-11-2011, 05:35 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IFIfP8ZQzbE

Oh yeah, I should have pointed out- this track is called Policenauts... dunno what it has to do with the game but it's frickin awesome.

The JG Man
30-11-2011, 05:47 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sMZwZiU0kKs

...of course, that's when iTunes decides it doesn't want to crash for no reason whatsoever. Crime though that that vid has only had something like 6.5m hits.

Spacewalk
01-12-2011, 11:06 AM
Voodoo jive.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sv60Gb97Izo

gwathdring
02-12-2011, 04:26 AM
I felt like I needed more Shout Out Louds in my life. While endeavoring to make this so I found Our Ill Wills. I've been listening to songs off of that a lot recently.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cX9Oha6GXO0&ob=av2e


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GRIPRjE5wVc&feature=related


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8wLaeHZ3gSo

DiamondDog
02-12-2011, 11:07 AM
Ah, a fellow Screamin' Jay fan. The guy was a loon, but such a great voice.

Kadayi
03-12-2011, 12:43 AM
For some reason I've found myself getting into listening to a bit of classical of late (something to do with the nights drawing in). Very into Erik Satie haunting piano works at present: -

This track one is pretty well known: -


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b4ElvJqEQRU&feature=related

But I think this one is truly stellar: -


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rOwsS9hdr3I&feature=related

DiamondDog
06-12-2011, 12:47 AM
Just heard about Hubert Sumlin passing away. You don't get much more influential than this guy. Keith Richards owes him a career.

If you like anything to do with rock music, Hubert and Wolf deserve a bit of your time.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZiZ-sW38cT0

Spacewalk
06-12-2011, 01:49 AM
Ah, a fellow Screamin' Jay fan. The guy was a loon, but such a great voice.

I've only got Voodoo Jive which is a best of so you can't call me a huge fan but it's all the Screamin' Jay I'll ever need. It's awesome, it's got Constipation Blues on it which is hilarious. That was my first exposure.

Taidan
06-12-2011, 09:48 AM
Here's some "Modern Classical" to throw into the mix, Jhann Jhannson's "IBM 1402: Card Read Punch":


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RLAg7AKo3CQ

...and some classic Alt. Rock to help recover, courtesy of Slint:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=29MBGwzEhMc

And just for the hell of it, some Mm:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XETnjlMtU9w

sabrage
08-12-2011, 01:30 AM
If you like Screamin Jay, Mystery Train is a must-see.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nrWCH7q7WS8
One of my all-time favorite movies.

Donjo
08-12-2011, 10:42 PM
For some reason I've found myself getting into listening to a bit of classical of late (something to do with the nights drawing in). Very into Erik Satie haunting piano works at present: -

This track one is pretty well known: -


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b4ElvJqEQRU&feature=related

But I think this one is truly stellar: -


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rOwsS9hdr3I&feature=related


Good stuff.. my brother learned to play this one-
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S-Xm7s9eGxU

Do you like Philip Glass?


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A1vMpkIRAjo

One of my heroes.

gwathdring
09-12-2011, 05:32 AM
Mmm. I think I have to second that.

I love his concerto work and his soundtracks in particular. His operas tend to be the sort of minimalism I'm less interested in and a bit too internally repetitive and slow-developing even compared to the rest of his stuff.

His soundtrack to the Illusionist is one of my all-time favorite albums. Of course, that soundtrack draws a lot (perhaps a bit too much) from his soundtrack to Mishima which is a lot more typical of his work and just as good for different reasons. Let me see if I can dig up one of the pieces from Mishima ... there's a particular Quartet I found that has some great recordings of the Mishima pieces re-set for Quartet. You miss some of the cool sounds he throws in for the soundtrack version but it's still great


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6kjBZJ1-bok

I also love this Harpsichord Concerto. I'm a sucker for Harpsichord music, though ... but I'm pretty sure this is as close to objectively gorgeous as music can get in any case.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UV_z1RFwR6A&feature=related

This is also quite beautiful.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LFf6p6actPo&feature=related

While I'm on "classical", one of my favorite such pieces is Barios Magnore's Catedral. It is a piece for acoustic guitar written in the 1920s I believe, but it is in the Baroque style. This is the most played portion, Movement III: Allegro. It's also one of the better quality recordings (and one of the better performances) I found. It's easy to find the rest of it though if you want to hear the full piece. I highly recommend it.


Edit: Aha! I found a decent quality recording of John Williams doing the whole piece in one video (not the Star Wars John Williams).


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QbD0HLUR6Xw&feature=fvwrel


Here's the other video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8B9AuXUqA-o&feature=related) I posted before, just in case. I like to listen to different interpretations of older pieces. :)

Skalpadda
09-12-2011, 02:22 PM
On classical guitar, this is one of the coolest things I've heard for the instrument:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sx5WdvlmPHM

And another of my favourite guitar pieces, which I'm trying to learn to play properly again (been lazy the last few years), played by the same excellent guitarist:

www.youtube.com/watch?v=OzQYJFqyDC4

gwathdring
10-12-2011, 12:32 AM
Wow. That's fantastic. There's a bit of a jazz sensibility to it. The artist has and incredible sense of flair, too ... I love the little barely-there vibratos. The second one's not quite as much my thing, but I'll definitely look more into it. :)

Are you familiar with Andy Mckee? He does a lot of percussive work and has some of my favorite guitar music. It's not really classical, especially since it's all steel string but also because it's compositionally more like rock and pop music. His big think is making use of the instrument's inherently percussive nature. He's a good example of why steel string guitar is my favorite instrument ... and why I like harpsichord I suppose. There's some more below, as I couldn't pick just one to share. :)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gWC9s3hH-cw&feature=related
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=foJ-Fs6DWZM&feature=relmfu
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yz5cZrC-KIg

For anyone who isn't especially familiar with modern guitar repertoire, but interested in the instrument (perhaps interested thanks to Skalpadda's or my posts?), I really really really recommend Leo Kottke. It would be unfair to mention Andy Mckee who came after and not nod to Leo Kottke's work. The man is also quite funny in person.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZHQlTFgEDCM&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i1zEXC9kFIo
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xwWBC_ZlLeE&feature=related

DaftPunk
10-12-2011, 01:13 AM
Right now "Alphaville - Sounds Like A Melody",such a awesome song daaaamn.

Keep
10-12-2011, 01:49 AM
Leo Kottke

I can't, if he's mentioned, not tip the names of two of his peers - personally I think they're 'better', but they're also, how you say, less conventional...

Robbie Basho, booming bear of a voice/big aul' sentimentalist lyrics-wise, a wonderful lunatic. And boy he can really turn the guitar into a torrent of music.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=XpBbyOh4lM8


And of course, since we're talking Takoma...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D1l4anJB_1o

Skalpadda
10-12-2011, 04:10 AM
@gwathdring: Yeah, Andy Mckee has the enviable quality of being able to write stuff that's fun to play, looks entertaining and which most people like to listen to as well. It's a shame his songs all use different tunings or I might feel compelled to make an effort to learn some of them. I started to transcribe his version of Toto's Africa but having to retune the guitar every time I wanted to play something else was just too much of a bother.

@Keep: Is that just a 12-string in that Robbie Basho song? It sounds nuts, I imagine coming across a big burly madman in a clearing in the forest as entranced woodland animals gather round.

And to stop myself from just spamming the thread with guitar videos, here's the sexiest thing I've heard in my life.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LJxu0isbvPk

gwathdring
10-12-2011, 09:34 AM
I can't, if he's mentioned, not tip the names of two of his peers - personally I think they're 'better', but they're also, how you say, less conventional...


Cool. I was not aware of the first one before. I really like Basho's early music vibe ... sounds like some Chinese inspiration, perhaps? The second one gives me the urge to start blasting some Mississippi John Hurt ... but I do like Fahey a good deal. He has a really neat style--where Kottke took the techniques of guitarists like Hurt and flung them headlong into "folk" music, Fahey kept the atonality and added enough of his own style to make something completely divorce from blues. I wouldn't call it better, personally, but I certainly appreciate it for different reasons. At least, that's based on what I've heard of his.

Lambchops
11-12-2011, 07:02 PM
This is exactly the kind of catchy pop you'd expect an ex Xenomania in house drummer to come up with (in that you good imagine it being one of the better Girls Aloud songs). Plus the track title made me giggle.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1baV-HACC38

Althea
11-12-2011, 10:57 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KwcVXnTN7D4

I apologise for the video. The song is good, though.

sabrage
12-12-2011, 05:44 AM
Whatever the song in this video is
http://vimeo.com/33480080
Sounds absolutely incredible on my AH-D2000s
http://i.imgur.com/7BxqL.jpg

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UBgngGk_C4E
basshead workout

DiamondDog
12-12-2011, 07:13 PM
Not sure if anyone likes/owns the Dntel album Life Is Full of Possibilties that came out in 2001? If you're a fan of The Postal Service you've probably heard of it. Anyway, Sub Pop recently reissued the album and added in some old and new remixes. I got the 12" with two of the new ones on it and I think they're quite lovely, considering how much I liked the original.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o5fv0GjczTg


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9iotUVejax8

Lambchops
13-12-2011, 11:42 PM
I listened to Is This It? a few weeks ago, having not listened to it in ages, and was struck again by just how bloody excellent an album it is. The Strokes second album was OK too but they just seemed to go downhill after that, which was a shame.

I was in a bit of a reliving the music I obsessed over when younger mood then; followed it up with By the Way by the Red Hot Chilli Peppers (brilliant in parts but more filler than I remember), The Coral's self titled debut (they're still releasing great stuff but I miss the unexpected twists and turns of what is personally my favourite album of there's), Free All Angels by Ash (indie pop at its finest), Parachutes by Coldplay (oh, Chris Martin, where did it all go wrong. Then again I guess I'm hard to please, I'd probably have criticised him more if he spent his entire career rewriting Shiver) and The Remote Part by Idlewild (excellent, and vastly underrated by those who would rather they had spent their entire career rehashing 100 Broken Windows).

It was fun times, delving back into my record collection. Now that I'm buying a much larger volume of music it'll be intruiging to see what albums I actually go back to in 10 years time.

DiamondDog
14-12-2011, 01:23 AM
I still think Parachutes is a damn fine pop album, but then they went chasing after the U2 stadium market and it all went wrong. What I can't tell is whether they've hit the limit of their song-writing ability, or are just purposefully watering down everything they do to keep filling the stadiums. The latest effort sounds even more like it's been purpose built for the festival circuit. There seems to be zero attempt at trying anything new. But then again, like U2, they are at the point where they don't have to try anymore, the name does all the work. With a bit of help from Radio 1 and 2, I suppose.

Get on Your Boots... God what a horrific song to have to hear every day at work for weeks on end.

Lukasz
14-12-2011, 03:23 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o2iDvvgJXX4&list=FLJqiSMGNtBBYIZ_9Cox5GTw&index=4&feature=plpp_video

gwathdring
14-12-2011, 05:00 AM
I still think Parachutes is a damn fine pop album, but then they went chasing after the U2 stadium market and it all went wrong. What I can't tell is whether they've hit the limit of their song-writing ability, or are just purposefully watering down everything they do to keep filling the stadiums. The latest effort sounds even more like it's been purpose built for the festival circuit. There seems to be zero attempt at trying anything new. But then again, like U2, they are at the point where they don't have to try anymore, the name does all the work. With a bit of help from Radio 1 and 2, I suppose.

Get on Your Boots... God what a horrific song to have to hear every day at work for weeks on end.

I liked Rush of Blood to the Head, as well. A bit repetitive with respect to itself, but enjoyable. X&Y wasn't unpleasant, but it wasn't something I'd go out of my way to listen to either. It was a lot like Rush of Blood to the Head and a lot like all the other stadium bands. Viva la Vida was a mix, for me, of things that were a little more interesting and things that were a little less interesting than X&Y. It meanders more which ultimately boosted it's overall appeal to me as food for the ears but reducing it's appeal as a single work significantly. Again, not unpleasant for me, but not especially interesting. I very much enjoy Violet Hill though--I feel it's on par with the stuff from Parachutes. Overall, Parachutes is probably their best album.

And don't get me started on those bloody hipsters that dislike Coldplay on general principle while listening to unpopular bands that are equally generic without batting an eye or offering a single bit of musically valid critique. Coldplay has a lot of faults. Being popular isn't one of them.

Lambchops
14-12-2011, 09:57 AM
I'm with you Gwathdring, I quite liked Rush of Blood to the Head too (the Scientist, Clocks, there's plenty of great songs on there) but X&Y was a massive disappointment to me, to the extent where I had absolutely no urge to even bother with Viva la Vida or their stupidly titled new one.

ARustyFirePlace
14-12-2011, 09:38 PM
Pilot Talk by Curren$y, again.

Love this album, in my top 10 of all time

Kaira-
14-12-2011, 10:53 PM
The soundtrack of my nightmares.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HkGwMfD1GEw

sabrage
14-12-2011, 11:41 PM
Igorrr
What the hell? This absolutely psychotic.

...And yet strangely compelling...

Wolfenswan
15-12-2011, 01:57 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cvExZ0sG4NU&feature=g-u

Tua - Ubahn - a beat solely with sounds of the Berlin metro.

Voon
15-12-2011, 08:15 PM
Discovered Killing Joke a month ago. Tracks such as Requiem, Chop-Chop, Butcher, Let's All Go (To The Fire Dances) and Are You Receiving? being my favourites, now. Also, their Pandemonium album.

OTT, lurked around YouTube to find some soundtracks from Unreal Tournament and Dune 2000 and those reminded me why I love listening to game music in the first place. Thanks, Brandon/Frank

gwathdring
15-12-2011, 08:57 PM
Tua - Ubahn - a beat solely with sounds of the Berlin metro.

That's awesome!

gwathdring
15-12-2011, 09:12 PM
Recently found this while going on a Phillip Glass binge:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ozk06i6Gfvk

Also listening to Guster, for whom I will always have a soft spot.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4fvQV4e041o&feature=related

Also, this came up on my Pandora last night and I realized I haven't been listening to the Shins enough lately:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QD7qIthSdkA

clippa
17-12-2011, 04:05 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gNdnOTvGbJQ

DigitalSignalX
18-12-2011, 09:16 AM
Just watched "Moneyball" and immediately fell in love with the soundtrack. To quote a reviewer on Amazon "... surging strings, rhythmic tempos, tempered with moments of calm."


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lJu0bNJKA6c


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CiZ5bVnNq_0&feature=related


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3tcgneoycAw

And finally this 11 minute country rock instrumental:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wBc8D5vM8Mw

gwathdring
18-12-2011, 11:55 PM
Interesting. I'll take a poke at the rest of his work. I want to love it, but I think, even as a fan of minimalism, too little happens in some of the tracks. I'm sure that works out a lot better onscreen than off however.

The last one also left me a bit ambivalent. I liked it a little more, because it went somewhere rather interesting and it didn't go for any of the cheap payoffs it seemed to be building for. At the same time it felt like it wasn't really at home when it brought out the big drums and symbols and swells.

I'm certainly intrigued, and it's a nice break from all the Hans Zimmer soundtracks. They're enjoyable, but quite samey.

SouperSteve0
19-12-2011, 01:58 AM
Dis, its good for you
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6gV9gUeFHIw
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WJ8RVjm49hE

Anthile
19-12-2011, 02:20 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jb83OA_KaQI


Dis, its good for you

http://www.smbc-comics.com/index.php?db=comics&id=2454

Althea
19-12-2011, 11:51 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f7szB_fDFAE

I'm on a Solar Fields kick, again.

gwathdring
19-12-2011, 05:44 PM
I'm on a Solar Fields kick, again.

Oooh. I'd forgotten how much I liked the soundtrack.

romille
20-12-2011, 08:48 AM
Currently hook on listening to Comatose by Skillet.

Lambchops
20-12-2011, 10:01 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pDTEhWO2wyo

The album this song comes from and the Real Estate album Days are the best two purchases so far from my post best of 2011 list buys.

Kaira-
30-12-2011, 02:34 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LsBJ62jSCl0

It's every now and then when I occasionally wander to this song, and listen it on repeat for time and time again.

Nova
30-12-2011, 09:56 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J3CBXBhxbDw