2008 Music Journal

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2008 Music Journal

Postby stereosforgeeks on Wed Jan 02, 2008 1:45 pm

Grab a seat and start listing your music.

During the months let's try to keep discussion growing on what people are listening to.

January
Jonny Greenwood - There Will Be Blood - 7.5
Black Mountain - In the Future - 8.0
Cat Power - Jukebox - 5.0
Glorytellers - Glorytellers - 8.0
Hot Chip - Made In The Dark - 6.5
Mahjongg - Kontpab - 7.0
Nada Surf - Lucky - 6.0
The Magnetic Fields - Distortion 7.5
Okay - Huggable Dust - 8.0
Hello, Blue Roses - The Portrait is Finished, and I Have Failed to Capture Your Beauty - 5.0
Lightspeed Champion - Falling off the Lavender Bridge - 4.0
Sons and Daughters - This Gift - 4.5
Times New Viking - Rip It Off - 2.0
Vampire Weekend - Vampire Weekend - 8.0
The Mountain Goats - Heretic Pride - 7.0
Ida - Lover's Prayers - 6.5
Kelley Polar - I Need You to Hold On While the Sky Is Falling - 6.0
Stephen Malkmus - Real Emotional Trash - 8.0
Los Campesinos! - Hold On Now, Youngster - 7.5
Andrew Bird - Soldier On - 6.0
Annuals - Frelen Mas - 5.5
British Sea Power - Do You Like Rock Music? - 7.5
Jason Collett - Here's To Being Here - 6.0
Human Bell - Human Bell - 4.0
No Kids - Come Into My House - 7.0
School of Language - Sea from Shore - 5.0
Photonband - Back Down to Earth - 5.5
The Mars Volta - The Bedlam In Goliath - 3.0
Hayden - In Field & Town - 4.5
Helio Sequence - Keep Your Eyes Ahead 6.0
Destroyer - Trouble In Dreams - 7.5
Chris Walla - Field Manual - 6.0
Why? - Alopecia - 8.5
Xiu Xiu - Women As Lovers - 8.0
Pelican - After The Ceiling Cracked - 7.5
Headlights - Some Racing Some Stopping - 7.0
Evangelicals - The Evening Descends - 8.0
Saint Etienne - Boxette - 7.0
Neon Neon - Stainless Style - 6.5
Essex Green - Cannibal Sea - 6.0
DJ Shadow and Cut Chemist - The Hard Sell - 5.5

February:
Drag The River - You Can't Live This Way - 7.5
Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra & Tra-La-La Band - 13 Blues For Thirteen Moons - 7.5
Grand Archives - Self-Titled - 6.5
Hot Water Music - Till The Wheels Fall Off - 5.0
I Was A Cub Scout - I Want You to Know that There is Always Hope - 5.0
Meshuggah - obZen 7.5
Killer Mike - Ghetto Extraordinary - 6.5
Cadence Weapon - Afterparty Babies - 7.0
Boris - Smile - 8.0
The Boats - Our Small Ideas - 5.5
Panther - 14 Kt. God - 7.5
Adam Green - Sixes and Sevens - 5.0
The Mae Shi - HLLYH - 8.0
The Selmanaires - The Air Salesmen - 6.5
Autistic Daughters - Uneasy Flowers - 8.0
Drive-By Truckers - Brighter Than Creation's Dark - 8.0
The Matches - A Band In Hope - 4.0
The Envy Corps - Dwell - 5.0
Hercules & Love Affair - Hercules & Love Affair - 8.0
Be Your Own Pet - Get Awkward 7.0
Disfear - Live The Storm - 5.0
Murder By Death - Red of Tooth and Claw - 4.5
Lykke Li - Youth Novel - 8.0
Ljudbilden Och Piloten - One Hundred Fifty Five - 7.0
These New Puritans - Beat Pyramid - 8.0
She & Him - Volume One - 8.5
Apes & Androids - Blood Moon - 8.0
Devotchka - A Mad & Faithful Telling - 7.0
American Music Club - The Golden Age - 7.5
Kaki King - Dreaming Of Revenge - 6.5
Belong - Colorloss Record - 7.0
Ghostland Observatory - Robotique Majestique - 7.0
Joanne Robertson - The Lighter - 4.5
In Ruin - A Ghost to Be Forgotten - 3.0
Goldfrapp - Seventh Tree - 6.5
Head Of Femur - Great Plains - 6.0
The Mumlers - Thickets And Stitches - 7.0
Someone Still Loves You, Boris Yeltsin - Pershing - 6.0
Born Ruffians - Red, Yellow & Blue - 8.5
Beach House - Devotion - 8.0

March:
Elf Power - In A Cave - 7.0
The Morning Of - The World As We Know It - 4.5
Sam Amidon - All Is Well - 8.0
The Fleet Foxes - Ragged Wood - 7.5
Billy Bragg - Mr Love And Justice - 7.0
Flowers Forever - Flowers Forever - 5.0
Clutchy Hopkins - Walking Backwards - 6.5
The Gutter Twins - Saturnalia - 6.0
Gnarls Barkley - The Odd Couple - 7.0
Tapes 'n Tapes - Walk It Off - 7.0
Does It Offend You, Yeah? - You Have No Idea What You - 5.0
The Long Blondes - Couples - 5.5
What Made Milwaukee Famous - What Doesn't Kill Us - 6.0
The Felice Brothers - The Felice Brothers - 6.5
The Ruby Suns - Sea Lion - 7.5
Mount Eerie - Black Wooden Ceiling Opening - 7.0
El Perro Del Mar - From The Valley To The Stars - 7.0
Del The Funky Homosapien - Eleventh Hour - 5.0
Clark - Turning Dragon - 7.0
Bauhaus - go away white - 7.5
Autechre - Quaristice - 5.5
Tokyo Police Club - Elephant Shell - 6.0
Jaymay - Autumn Fallin' - 5.5
Valet - Naked Acid - 7.0
The Teenagers - Reality Check - 3.0
Gregor Samsa - Rest - 6.0
Plants and Animals - Parc Avenue - 5.5
A Weather - Cove - 5.0
Sun Kil Moon - April - 8.5
Crystal Castles - Crystal Castles - 7.0
Black Spade - To Serve With Love - 6.5
Cut Copy - In Ghost Colours - 8.0
M83 - Saturdays = Youth - 8.0
Cloud Cult - Feel Good Ghosts - 8.0
Man Man - Rabbit Habits - 8.5
Fredrik - Na Na Ni - 6.5
Colour Revolt - Plunder, Beg, and Curse - 7.0
Sarah Slean - The Baroness - 6.5
R.E.M. - Accelerate - 6.0
Retribution Gospel Choir - Retribution Gospel Choir -
The Black Keys - Attack And Release -
The Raconteurs - Consolers Of The Lonely
The Breeders - Mountain Battles - 7.5
The 1900s - Cold & Kind -
The Apples In Stereo - Electronic Projects For Musicians - 7.0
Tallest Man On Earth - Shallow Graves - 7.0
Tall Firs - Too Old To Die Young
Sian Alice Group - 5959
Jason Anderson - The Hopeful and The Unafraid
French Kicks - Swimming
Death Cab For Cutie - Narrow Stairs

April:
Bryan Scary & the Shredding Tears - Flight of the knife
Clinic - Do It
Fuck Buttons - Street Horrrsing
Ghosty - Answers
Kathleen Edwards - Asking For Flowers
Lullatone - The Bedtime Beat
Pete & The Pirates - Little Death
Peter Moren - The Last Tycoon
Styrofoam - A Thousand Words
The Dodos - Visiter
Subtle - ExitingARM
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - Dig, Lazarus, Dig!!! - 8.0
Britta Persson - Kill Hollywood Me
Frightened Rabbit - The Midnight Organ Fight
The Kills - Midnight Boom
Islands - Arm's Way
Toumani Diabate - The Mande Variations
Spoon - Don't You Evah
Do Make Say Think - The Whole Story Of Glory
EMC - The Show
My Brightest Diamond - A Thousand Shark's Teeth
No Age - Nouns
Phantom Planet - Raise The Dead
South - You Are Here
The Explorer's Club - Freedom Wind
The Plastic Constellations - We Appreciate You - 8.0
Thurston Moore - Sensitive-Lethal
Electric President - Sleep Well
Sera Cahoone - Only As the Day is Long
The Ike Reilly Assassination - Poison The Hit Parade
Ladytron - Velocifero
Prodigy - HNIC Part 2
Titus Andronicus - The Airing Of Grievances
Portishead - 3rd
The Roots - Rising Down
m-flo - Award SuperNova -Loves Best-
Atmosphere - When Life Gives You Lemons, You Paint That Shit Gold
Constantines - Kensington Heights
Dosh - Wolves and Wishes
Jucifer - Lautrichienne
Jamie Lidell - Jim
Karl Blau - Am
New Bloods - The Secret Life
POLYSICS - We ate the machine
Santogold - Santogold
The Photographic - Pictures of a Changing World

May:
13ghosts - The Strangest Colored Lights
Matmos - Supreme Balloon
Elvis Costello & The Imposters - Momofuku
Four Tet - Ringer
Veronica Maggio - Och Vinnaren Aer
Quiet Village - Silent Movie
Mates Of State - Re-Arrange Us
Shearwater - Rook
Bonnie Prince Billy - Lie down In The Light
Duffy - Rockferry
Daedelus - Love To Make Music To
Spiritualized - Songs In A&E
Thank You - Terrible Two
Transistor Transistor - Ruined Lives
The Morning Benders - Talking Through Tin Cans
The Hold Steady - Stay Positive
Limbeck - The Delicacy Of Living Modestly
Ellen Allien - Sool
Vandermark 5 - Beat Reader
The Wedding Present - El Rey
The Duke Spirit - Neptune
The Seven Mile Journey - The Metamorphosis Project
Steinski - What Does It All Mean
Punch Brothers - Punch
Mia Doi Todd - Gea
Justice Of The Unicorns - Angels With Uzis
Health - Disco
Elbow - The Seldom Seen Kid
Ef - I Am Responsible
Dead Meadow - Old Growth
Balmorhea - Rivers Arms
Adrian Crowley - Long Distance Swimmer
Jack Rose - I Do Play Rock And Roll
Booka Shade - The Sun And The Neon Light
The Do - A Mouthful
Weezer - The Red Album
The Gaslight Anthem - Señor And The Queen
Old 97's - Blame It On Gravity
The Virgins - The Virgins

June:
Crystal Castles - Vanished
Beck - Modern Guilt
Jay Reatard - Singles 06-07
Syclops - Ive Got My Eye On You
Bang! Bang! Eche! -Bang! Bang! Eche!
Black Kids - Partie Traumatic
CSS - Donkey
Dirty Pretty Things - Romance At Short Notice
MSTRKRFT - Essential Mix 5-24-08
MSTRKRFT - Parklife 07
Red Sparowes - Aphorisms
Modey Lemon - Season of Sweets
Kidz In The Hall - The In Crowd
UNKLE - End Titles... Stories For Film
Vapnet - Doda Fallet
The Gaslight Anthem - The 59 Sound
The War On Drugs - Wagonwheel Blues
Hanggai - Introducing Hanggai
The Chap - Mega Breakfast
Pas-Cal - I Was Raised On Matthew, Mark, Luke & Laura
Pas-Cal - Galgberget
Nas - Nas
LaGrecia - On Parallels
Moscow Olympics - Cut The World
NOMO - Ghost Rock

July:
Algernon Cadwallader - Some Kind of Cadwallader
Au - Verbs
Brendan Canning - Something For All Of Us
Human Highway - Moody Motorcycle
Isis - Holy Tears And Not In Rivers But In Drops
Joan of Arc - Boo Human
Make Believe - Going to the Bone Church
Miles Benjamin Anthony Robinson - Miles Benjamin Anthony Robinson
Mirah - The Old Days Feeling
Nas - The afro-american superman Tape
Primal Scream - Beautiful Future
The Avett Brothers - The Second Gleam
Tricky - Knowle West Boy
We Versus The Shark - Dirty Versions
Zach Hill - Astrological Straits
Takka Takka - Migration
Stereolab - Chemical Chords
Sic Alps - U.S. Ez
Sic Alps - A Long Way Around To A Shortcut
Shit And Shine - Küss Mich, Meine Liebe
Shit and Shine - Cherry
Ra Ra Riot - The Rhumb Line
Paul Weller - 22 Dreams
Noah and the Whale - Peaceful, The World Lays Me Down
Mercury Rev - Snowflake Midnight
Karen Dalton - Green Rocky Road
Ida Maria - Fortress Round My Heart
Dr. Dog - Fate
Conor Oberst - Conor Oberst
Bodies of Water - A Certain Feeling
Son, Ambulance - Someone Else's Deja Vu
The Dresden Dolls - No, Virginia
Nine Inch Nails - The Slip
Kleerup - Kleerup
Wale - The Mixtape About Nothing
The Walkmen - You & Me
The Faint - Fasciinatiion
The Dutchess And The Duke - She's The Dutchess, He's The Duke
Sebastien Tellier - Sexuality
Rhys Chatham & His Guitar Trio All-Stars - Guitar Trio Is My Life!
Mark Kozelek - 7 Songs Belfast
Margot & the Nuclear So and So's - Daytrotter Sessions EP
Madvillain - Madvillainy 2- The Madlib Remix
Brazillian Girls - New York City
Sybris - Into The Trees
The Bug - London Zoo

August:
Calexico - Carried To Dust
Goldfinger - Hello Destiny
Damien Jurado - Caught In The Trees
Able Baker Fox - Voices
Martha Wainwright - I Know You're Married But I've Got Feelings Too
Murs & 9th Wonder - Sweet Lord
Parts & Labor - Receivers
Ragga Twins - Ragga Twins Step Out
Torche - Meanderthal
Reggie and the Full Effect - Last Stop Crappy Town
Bonnie Prince Billy - Is It The Sea?
Gazelle - Sunblown
GZA - D.A.R.T.S.
H2O - Nothing To Prove
Lau Nau - Nukkuu
Okkervil River - The Stand Ins
Oxford Collapse - Bits
Phillip Jeck - Sand
The Cotton Jones Basket Ride - The Archery EP
The Music Tapes - For Clouds and Tornadoes
Vast Aire - Dueces Wild
Vordul Mega - Megagraphitti
We Are Scientists - Brain Thrust Mastery
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Postby Keepcoolbutcare on Wed Jan 02, 2008 1:58 pm

Unheard Blasts from the Past -

Mahjongg - Machinegong

Nick Lowe - Jesus of Cool (reissue) -

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Found Objects of 2007

Against Me! - New Wave - ****

Atmosphere - Strictly Leakage - ***1/2 - A freebie with Slug rhyming over several classic hip-hop staples, with some heretofore unheard production from Ant?
Oh yes please.
Functioning as a warm-up/plug for a proper release later on this year, it succeeds on its own terms. Coming off the supremely disappointing YOU CAN'T IMAGINE HOW MUCH FUN WE'RE HAVING, this bodes as extremely good news for Atmosphere stans. Some killer lines, some braggadocio with little of the typical emo-raps that Slug utterly perfected but has become a bit of a bane for his stabs at stardom.

British Sea Power - Krankenhaus? EP - ****

Daft Punk - Alive 2007 - ****

Spank Rock and Benny Blanco - Bangers & Cash -
"A prima donna in a Dolce and Gabbana" - fucking awesome. And another great verse from Amanda Blank? "Loose" a the party starting, 2 Live Crew-esque stomper. Rest is solid, but that track just rips.

Various Artists - The Diving Bell and the Butterfly Sdtk - ****

Yelle - Pop-Up

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January

Basia Bulat - Oh, My Darling (cheers stereo!) - *** - While no track lives up to the absolute sonic perfection of the 1:13 second opener "Before I Knew" (at least a top-5 for my fave songs of 2007), and while I kept wondering while listening if my dick was just gonna shrivel up and leave me with a gaping man-gina, this is a pretty damn sweet album.

Black Mountain - In the Future - ****1/2 - That rating may drop a scotch as the year winds on, and "In the Future" is a bit of an anachronism, seeing how this sounds like a album out of some time capsule from the 1970's...but damn if it ain't fucking faithful to some of the more out there psych-freak-folk of that era. Really liked their first album, really, really digging this one. Lead track "Stormy High" is a flat out banging rocker, nothing less than 3 stars for any track, and the 17minute quiet-loud-quiet-loud just fucking brings it, big time.

Blood on the Wall - Liferz - ***1/2 - Loud, raucous, lo-fi pure punk aggression that doesn't skimp on that indelible quality so many bands just lack...melody. Sure, it's buried under the wall of sludge sound, but it's there, and makes Blood on the Wall a cut above so many other bands that operate in a similar sphere.
Lyrics are mostly lower East Side/Brooklyn tales of junkies, users, and other assorted low-lifes, but as sung/spoken/screamed by Courtney Shanks, the tracks come off simultaneously slightly deranged and yet endearing.
P4k review here.
They're right in that nothing quite stands out the way the by my rating 3 killer tracks off AWESOMER did, but it's a sufficiently different album in tone - less stoner rock, more hard core razor edge. No concessions to "pop" or any conciliation to raising their low profile, which I find rather admirable.

British Sea Power - Do You Like Rock Music? - ***1/2

DJ Shadow & Cut Chemist - The Hard Sell - ♥♥1/2
    Sonic blech. What happened? It's like they barely tried. Some high points on the first track, particularly the stroll down De La memory lane (if someone hasn't made a hip-hop opus based on Prince Paul's and P.A. Mase's samples, someone damn well should) and a couple choice cuts and scratches...but I bumped this for West Coast friends who grew up on the duo and their various side projects, and even they weren't feelin' it.
    At all.


Evangelicals - The Evening Descends - ***1/2
So low only 'cuz the influences come through a bit too much on certain tracks - worse, they're the best tracks. But they're damn good tracks, regardless. Floyd 'n Radiohead had a baby and they made a damn fine album.

Jonny Greenwood - There Will Be Blood - ***

Vampire Weekend - s/t - **** -

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Pending further review...

Hot Chip - Made in the Dark -

The Magnetic Fields - Distortion

The Mountain Goats - Heretic Pride -

Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks - Real Emotional Trash -

Times New Viking - Rip it Off -

Why? - Alopecia -

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February - Man, I know it's Black History Month, but the early part of this month is just dominated by Hip-Hop...

Random Single/Club Banger - Jay-Z/Timbaland/DJ Clue - "Ain't I" - AmAZing beat, and Hova rides it like the seasoned pro he is. I've never been a big fan of Jay...when your formative hip-hop years are spent listening to the Native Tongues / Public Enemy, his mid-90's ascension was a bit of a slap in the face to kids like me. Sure, he dropped memorable singles that one just couldn't avoid, but since there were at least 4-5 singles per album that made it big, I found no reason to ever BUY his albums. But you can't argue his place in hip-hop history, you can't argue his success, and as I've gotten older trap-hop has grown on me.
However, I absolutely loathed his "comeback" album, and think AMERICAN GANGSTER was disgustingly over-rated.
This track is fucking phenomenal though, even with Clue running his annoying exhortations over the entire thing. That $250,000 Tim beat is well worth the dolos, with two moments of pure sonic bliss - the high end synth(?) stab that pings during the chorus (1:22 sec in), and then the stunning mind meld of a break after the Amadou shout out at the 2:49 mark...
god.
damn.
And Jay just toasts that break - sure the chorus is a tad too repetitive, but "I've got Basquiat's in the lobby of my spot"?!?!
OH.
MY.
and the teasingly humble query he asks at the end, the slight inflection of tone..."Ain't I"?
No, not really...but I definitely know why so many hip-hop heads revere you so.

Be Your Own Pet - Get Awkward -

The Black Keys - Attack & Release

The Breeders - Mountain Battles -

Cadence Weapon - Afterparty Babies

Clinic - Do It! -

Clipse/Re-Up Gang - We Got it For Cheap Vol. III: The Spirit of Competition - It's DJ Drama mixing, instead of Clinton Sparks, and the downstolen copy I've gotten (thankfully?) is before Drama gets all yell-y and hype-y over the tracks...but it's CLIPSE/RE-UP, and while an early spin hasn't blown me away like We Got it For Cheap Vol. II, it's still the fucking CLIPSE, 'yo.

Ghostland Observatory - Robotique Majestique -

High Places - 03/07 - 09/07 -

Killer Mike - Ghetto Extraordinary - For some reason or other, possibly the only Gold reaching status of Mike's previous album, this supposed to be 2005 release was delayed, then delayed again, then flat out dropped by his label. It's been dropped, gratis, @ Hip HopDX, and it's 'prolly the best album in Mike's career.

Lightspeed Champion - Falling Of The Lavender Bridge

M.I.A. - Paper Planes (Homeland Security Remixes) EP - ****

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - Dig Lazarus Dig -

Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra and Tra-La-La Band - 13 Blues for Thirteen Moons - ****
Pssst...Explosions in the Sky, that's what you so desperately try and fail to pull off. You have to wait a bit for the ROCK, but not too long, and when it comes, it's hard, dense, and fierce. Opening track alone is worthy of the very worthy 4 out of 5 I gave this, can't wait to listen again...and again.
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Postby burlivesleftnut on Wed Jan 02, 2008 1:59 pm

Hmmm so far...

Just Added:


Someone Still Loves You, Boris Yeltsin - Pershing
Elf Power - In a Cave
Boy Kills Boy - Stars and the Sea
Gutter Twins - Saturnalia
Pepe Deluxe - Beatitude
Sunny Day Sets Fire - Stranger Remixes, Brainless EP
Playradioplay! - Texas
The Afters - Never Going Back to OK
Sara Melson - Dirty Mind
Glen Hansard and Market Irglove - Once OST
Armin van Buuren - The Sound of Goodbye
Black Keys - Attack & Release
Johnny Greenwood - There Will Be Blood
Digitalism - Moshi Moshi EP
Born Ruffians - Red, Yellow & Blue
High Places - 03/07 - 09/07
Elbow - The Seldom Seen Kid
Maps & Atlases - Tree, Swallows, Houses
Secondhand Serenade - A Twist in My Story
Clinic - Do It!
Absolute Hair Metal Vols. 1-20 (of 60)
Northern Lite – Super Black
Search/Rescue – The Compound
The Whip – X Marks Destination
Sandrine – Dark Fades Into The Light
The Whip - Trash
The Draytones – Up In My Head
R.E.M. - Accelerate
The Draytones – Forever On
The Draytones – Turn it Down
Trash Fashion – Why Can’t We Be Friends
Situationists – The City Holds Us All EP
Jade - Analogic
Ghost Buffalo – The Magician
Fryars – The Perfidy EP
Firefox AK – If I Were A Melody
Dope Aviators - Product
The Parlor Mob – And You Were a Crow
[b]Phantom Planet – “Do the Panicâ€
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Postby WinslowLeach on Wed Jan 02, 2008 2:08 pm

I have a music blog going

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Postby stereosforgeeks on Wed Jan 02, 2008 2:09 pm

KCBC - Yeah it was a quick entry into my top music for the year. As was Okay's Huggable Dust.

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Postby DDMAN26 on Thu Jan 03, 2008 12:44 am

The last ten songs that played on my iPod

Modest Mouse-You're the Good Things
Neil Diamond- I Am I Said
The Shins-Caring is Creepy
Rusted Root-Lost in a Crowd
The Killers-Under the Gun
U2-City of Blinding Lights
Violent Femmes-Gone Daddy Gone
Air Supply-Lost in Love
Notorious B.I.G.-Hypnotize
O.A.R.-If Only She Knew

1/13-I haven't had a chance to listen to anything recently but I'm listeing to Sawdust by the Killers. I'm a big fan of the Killers and I really like this.

1/22-Violent Femmes-American Music
Wilson Pickett-Sweet Soul Music
The Shins-Kissing the Lipless
The Lion King Orignal Broadway Cast-I Just Can't Wait to Be King
Sly and the Family Stone-Thank You For Letting Me Be Myself
The Beatles-Let It Be
John Mellencamp-Pink Houses
Duran Duran-Notorious
Outkast-Ms. Jackson
Kansas-Dust in the Wind
The Beatles-She Said She Said
Berlin-No More Words
Tesla-Love Song
The New Pornographers-The Laws Have Changed
Metallica-Ride the Lightning
Metallica-Welcome Home Sanitarium
Smashing Pumpkins-Thirty-three
Barenaked Ladies-One Week

1/29-Another mixture from the IPOD tonight:
Asteroid Field-Empire Strikes Back Soundtrack
Many Meetings-Fellowship of the Ring Soundtrack
Love and Memories-O.A.R.
Blue Monday-New Order
Little Sister-Elvis Presley
My Humps-Black Eyed Peas
The Incredits-Michael Giachino(Incredibles soundtrack)
Hey You-Pink Floyd
No One-Alicia Keys
Cecilla-Simon and Garfunkel
Here Is No Why-Smashing Pumpkins
Jungle Love-Morris Day and the Time
Back to the Earth-Rusted Root
Gideon-My Morning Jacket(A friend just turned me on to them, I really like what I hear)
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Postby DDMAN26 on Thu Jan 03, 2008 10:47 pm

Tonight I've been listening a Greatest Hits compliation from Sam Cooke. For my money the best R&B singer ever. I actually get goosebumps when I hear A Change is Going to Come.
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Postby Seppuku on Thu Jan 03, 2008 10:50 pm

DDMAN26 wrote:Tonight I've been listening a Greatest Hits compliation from Sam Cooke. For my money the best R&B singer ever. I actually get goosebumps when I hear A Change is Going to Come.


Well and truly seconded! Songs like that and Wonderful World are what made people start referring to R&B music as "Soul".
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Postby DDMAN26 on Thu Jan 03, 2008 11:03 pm

seppukudkurosawa wrote:
DDMAN26 wrote:Tonight I've been listening a Greatest Hits compliation from Sam Cooke. For my money the best R&B singer ever. I actually get goosebumps when I hear A Change is Going to Come.


Well and truly seconded! Songs like that and Wonderful World are what made people start referring to R&B music as "Soul".


The sad thing is I don't listen to him enough.
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Postby stereosforgeeks on Thu Jan 03, 2008 11:30 pm

DDMAN26 wrote:
seppukudkurosawa wrote:
DDMAN26 wrote:Tonight I've been listening a Greatest Hits compliation from Sam Cooke. For my money the best R&B singer ever. I actually get goosebumps when I hear A Change is Going to Come.


Well and truly seconded! Songs like that and Wonderful World are what made people start referring to R&B music as "Soul".


The sad thing is I don't listen to him enough.

This reminded me I need to listen to more of him
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Postby burlivesleftnut on Sun Jan 13, 2008 11:46 pm

Keepcoolbutcare wrote:Black Mountain - In the Future


Thanks for that!
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Postby Tyrone_Shoelaces on Mon Jan 14, 2008 1:22 am

seppukudkurosawa wrote:
DDMAN26 wrote:Tonight I've been listening a Greatest Hits compliation from Sam Cooke. For my money the best R&B singer ever. I actually get goosebumps when I hear A Change is Going to Come.


Well and truly seconded! Songs like that and Wonderful World are what made people start referring to R&B music as "Soul".


Thirded! I've got the CD reissue of Nightbeat and when my uncle asked me what it was I told him, "That's baby-makin' music." As soon as you said "Sam Cooke" I ran to the folder and started playing his music. Smooooth as can be and not a bad one in the bunch. I need more.
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Postby Keepcoolbutcare on Mon Jan 14, 2008 4:07 am

burlivesleftnut wrote:
Keepcoolbutcare wrote:Black Mountain - In the Future


Thanks for that!


welcome!

er, does that mean you like it?
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Postby stereosforgeeks on Mon Jan 14, 2008 1:20 pm

Updated now with 100% more Malkmus.
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Postby Keepcoolbutcare on Mon Jan 14, 2008 8:41 pm

stereosforgeeks wrote:Updated now with 100% more Malkmus.


"Unfair", "Stereo", "You're Killing Me"!

don't make me "Haunt You Down" you "Sordid Little Filly", I'll "Stub my Toe", "Stop Breathing" and put "The Hexx" on thou if you don't hook me up with that "Recorder Grot"!

seriously, I didn't even need to get the expanded editions of SLANTED AND ENCHANTED, CROOKED RAIN(x's 2) and WOWEE ZOWEE 'cuz I had all those tracks already.

I've seen Pavement 5 x's and Malkmus owes me!
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Postby stereosforgeeks on Mon Jan 14, 2008 8:47 pm

Keepcoolbutcare wrote:
stereosforgeeks wrote:Updated now with 100% more Malkmus.


"Unfair", "Stereo", "You're Killing Me"!

don't make me "Haunt You Down" you "Sordid Little Filly", I'll "Stub my Toe", "Stop Breathing" and put "The Hexx" on thou if you don't hook me up with that "Recorder Grot"!

seriously, I didn't even need to get the expanded editions of SLANTED AND ENCHANTED, CROOKED RAIN(x's 2) and WOWEE ZOWEE 'cuz I had all those tracks already.

I've seen Pavement 5 x's and Malkmus owes me!


Ohh your so clever KC.

Malkmus should just send you advances of all his stuff.
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Postby burlivesleftnut on Mon Jan 14, 2008 11:18 pm

Keepcoolbutcare wrote:
burlivesleftnut wrote:
Keepcoolbutcare wrote:Black Mountain - In the Future


Thanks for that!


welcome!

er, does that mean you like it?


Why would I think you for something I don't like? Are you that cynical? Or am I that inscrutable?

This Malkmus thing is also cool. Thanks.

I have a feeling that this year is going to nuts, music-wise, because of you stereo-geeks.
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Postby stereosforgeeks on Mon Jan 14, 2008 11:31 pm

burlivesleftnut wrote:I have a feeling that this year is going to nuts, music-wise, because of you stereo-geeks.


Glad to know I can help.
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Postby Keepcoolbutcare on Mon Jan 14, 2008 11:47 pm

burlivesleftnut wrote:Why would I think you for something I don't like? Are you that cynical? Or am I that inscrutable?


cynical and paranoid.

but a whole lotta column b as well...'cept, with your sig, it's more inscrotable.

but holy fuck, do I ever fucking love Black Mountain. No fucking around with them, they sound just like their name implies.

Riff-tastic!

burlivesleftnut wrote:I have a feeling that this year is going to nuts, music-wise, because of you stereo-geeks.


I've sucked his folically challenged knob enough in private, but let me make it clear here - if we could mod peeps based on depth of knowledge and gonzo enthusiasm, I'd be out of a modding gig.
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Postby Conroy420 on Tue Jan 15, 2008 12:57 am

i'm currently listening to Joel Plaskett. I don't think he has any new material coming out this year, after releasing the great 'Astray Rock' in O7.

Doesn't 'Flight of the Conchords' have an album out in 08? That should be entertaining.
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Postby Flumm on Tue Jan 15, 2008 2:25 am

If you haven't got free reign over Steroez' hard-drive, or got some femme fatal in your debt to help you do so, these might help a little with your casual listenings in the meantime...


Best MP3 Search Engines


I guess most of us will be using Itunes/Emusic, and that we've had a couple of blog-combing type tools pass around the zone before, but if nothing else, it's interesting to see the ways to get your music fix be desseminated in ever more simple ways.

Music search engines out there throwing about their goods like brazen hussies on streetcorners - a lot's changed around this interwub township, I tell thee.
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Postby stereosforgeeks on Thu Jan 24, 2008 3:58 pm

Flumm wrote:If you haven't got free reign over Steroez' hard-drive, or got some femme fatal in your debt to help you do so


That would probably work.




That or just asking nicely ;)
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Postby Keepcoolbutcare on Wed Jan 30, 2008 6:01 pm

burlivesleftnut wrote:British Sea Power's newest is definitely a surprise. I have never really been into them, but I really liked the Krankenhaus? EP from last year. This album builds on that. Quite a lot of fun.


jumpin jehosaphat, I don't know how the fuck I missed KRANKENHAUS last year, but damn if the lead track "Atom" wouldn't have made my top-5 songs from 2007 - In lieu of caffeine, I've just been blasting that track as both a sonic wake-up clarion call and eye-de-gunker...the sheer infectious energy of the soaring chorus and rip-snorting riffs leaves eye-gunk scattered across my apartment as I shake and dance/sing-a-long to the awesomeness.

Plus, the subject matter reminds me of how ScooterBalm and how I want to skull fuck his quitting the Zone ass...

burlivesleftnut wrote:Hands down, A Place To Bury Stranger's debut would have been my NUMBER ONE album from last year. They are fucking scary good. I want them to be the soundtrack to MY LIFE.


I first listened to that on headphones, figuring after hearing all the MBV and Spacemen 3 comparisons that would be the only way to do that album justice (and I have some damn shitty computer speakers). And I kinda liked it - sure, no more than the sum of their influences, but I love the influences.
But that amazing wall of sound just never came through with a high enough clarity on my speakers, and I ended up writing them off.
Thanks for the reminder though, as I've been playing them quite a bit on my ipod lately, and I've kinda fallen in love with the album now.

burlivesleftnut wrote:Really have to thank you guys for the suggestion of both Black Mountain and Malkmus. Both are good albums, but both are a little jam band-y for my to really get into them. But a lot of tracks ended up with high ratings, so both bands might make a jump as I listen further.


gotta admit I'm a bit surprised you dug Malkmus at all, as he's, at best, an acquired taste. I love him to death, and while I was hoping the addition of Weiss on drums would lead to a glorious return to his lo-fi preppy scuzz grunge punk of early Pavement, his settling into classic/psych rock in his middle-age suits him fairly well.
And lyrically, he still has it in sleestacks...

Album of the month for me though is that Black Mountain, who I'm going to get to see again next week - if I can peep them through the marijuana fog.

Stoner rock indeed!
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Postby stereosforgeeks on Fri Feb 01, 2008 2:36 pm

January's Notable Releases:
Black Mountain - In the Future
Glorytellers - Glorytellers
The Magnetic Fields - Distortion
Okay - Huggable Dust
Vampire Weekend - Vampire Weekend
Stephen Malkmus - Real Emotional Trash
British Sea Power - Do You Like Rock Music?
Destroyer - Trouble In Dreams
Why? - Alopecia
Xiu Xiu - Women As Lovers
Headlights - Some Racing Some Stopping
Evangelicals - The Evening Descends
No Kids - Come Into My House
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Postby burlivesleftnut on Sat Feb 02, 2008 1:31 pm

Keepcoolbutcare wrote:gotta admit I'm a bit surprised you dug Malkmus at all, as he's, at best, an acquired taste. I love him to death, and while I was hoping the addition of Weiss on drums would lead to a glorious return to his lo-fi preppy scuzz grunge punk of early Pavement, his settling into classic/psych rock in his middle-age suits him fairly well.
And lyrically, he still has it in sleestacks...

Album of the month for me though is that Black Mountain, who I'm going to get to see again next week - if I can peep them through the marijuana fog.

Stoner rock indeed!


Dude, I am not so close minded. And to be honest I really like both bands ALOT. A WHOLE LOT, but a couple of the songs seem a tad self-indulgent (and I am not talking about that Black Mountain 16 minute track because that is just fucking awesome.).

As far as A Place to Bury Strangers, I benefit from being able to hook my iPod up to my Scion directly (which has an awesome standard sound system). I then have an hour and twenty minute commute to work, and then another buck twenty on the way home... this gives me plenty of time to really get inside an album or playlist, and Bury Strangers really does a number on the ol' orejas.

But also, I have a confession to make. While I have been a near life long lover of New Order, I never allowed myself the experience of getting into Joy Division. Everything I had heard from them as teenagers seemed underwhelming to me, and because of that, they never became canon for me. I tried to rectify that recently, with the thought that, now as an adult, I can experience the music from a more mature perspective. It was no surprise that I did enjoy their music more, but still something there left me cold. It's... (god forgive me)... it's Ian Curtis. His voice puts me to sleep.

So anyway, right around the time I am delving into Joy Division, I discover A Place to Bury Strangers, and I found it easy to make comparisons between the two bands. The driving rhythms, the staggering guitars, the depressive tones, the experimental instrumentation, similar melodic stylings, but Bury Strangers is like Joy Division with 30+ years of technological leaps and a singer who doesn't make me want my nappy blankie.
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Postby burlivesleftnut on Sun Feb 03, 2008 5:27 pm

Best January Track:

"Estelle" by Biirdie

Best January Album:

Goldfrapp - Seventh Tree

Other updates made above!
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Postby Keepcoolbutcare on Mon Feb 04, 2008 7:39 pm

I know February is Black History Month and all, but jumpin' black jesus, has (early) February seen the release of some quality hip-hop or what?

Clipse/Re-Up Gang, "We Got if For Cheap Vol. III" has leaked all over the intertubes, ditto Killer Mike's "Ghetto Extraordinary", the new Cadence Weapon, and, yeah, a new single/club stomper from Jay-Z and some new, up 'n coming producer called Timbaland (that guy's gonna be HUGE!).

Called "Ain't I", it'll be unavoidably ubiquitous soon enough, so tire of it early by listening to it now!

oh yeah, UPdated, bitches!
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Postby burlivesleftnut on Mon Feb 04, 2008 8:12 pm

Keepcoolbutcare wrote:I know February is Black History Month and all, but jumpin' black jesus, has (early) February seen the release of some quality hip-hop or what?


It depends on whether your beliefs allow such a possibility in the first place.

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Postby stereosforgeeks on Mon Feb 04, 2008 8:27 pm

Keepcoolbutcare wrote:I know February is Black History Month and all, but jumpin' black jesus, has (early) February seen the release of some quality hip-hop or what?

Clipse/Re-Up Gang, "We Got if For Cheap Vol. III" has leaked all over the intertubes, ditto Killer Mike's "Ghetto Extraordinary", the new Cadence Weapon, and, yeah, a new single/club stomper from Jay-Z and some new, up 'n coming producer called Timbaland (that guy's gonna be HUGE!).

Called "Ain't I", it'll be unavoidably ubiquitous soon enough, so tire of it early by listening to it now!

oh yeah, UPdated, bitches!


Thanks for the tips on some new hippity hop KC.
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Postby unikrunk on Tue Feb 12, 2008 10:08 am

This week...

Jack Johnson - Sleep through the Static - on my short list of people to cock-punch. Fans, you are also on the pelvis-punch list, so don't go getting all happy with shit. K?

Los Cat - m'okay.

The Mars Volta - The Bedlam in Goliath - what the shit happened? You are trying to hard, and doing it all sorts of wrong. A couple fun tracks, the rest is the rest.

Cat Power - Jukebox - fucking awesome

Attractive 80's Women - STFU and go study for your GMATs, dickwads. I don't care if you are the 'Adult Swim' crew, your music sucks. You are very nice people, but again, even for a joke band, this is shit.

Cat Stevens - Harold and Maude Soundtrack - Let's see here...LP only release? Check. 180 gram vinyl? Check. Amazing 36 page booklet and great album art? Check. First time the soundtrack has ever been put out in its entirety? Check. Fucking awesome? Check.

The Carbonas - no, thank you.
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Postby stereosforgeeks on Tue Feb 12, 2008 10:34 am

unikrunk wrote:The Mars Volta - The Bedlam in Goliath - what the shit happened? You are trying to hard, and doing it all sorts of wrong. A couple fun tracks, the rest is the rest.


All the Mars Volta are basically doing now is whacking off to themselves. I think they need the guys from sparta back to start reigning them in and making music that's experimental but actually fun to listen to ala At The Drive-In.
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Postby unikrunk on Tue Feb 12, 2008 11:04 am

@stereo - Z'actly my thoughts on the mars volta. Get back to being good, please.

EDIT: unikrunk is really digging on the Selmanaires right now; Air Salesmen is a terrific second outing...also, I work with Tommy, and he is really fucking down to earth, real, and in no way a gaddam hipster.

But really, their shit is just fucking great. You should purchase both albums, you will not be disappointed.
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Postby stereosforgeeks on Tue Feb 12, 2008 11:40 am

unikrunk wrote:unikrunk is really digging on the Selmanaires right now; Air Salesmen is a terrific second outing...also, I work with Tommy, and he is really fucking down to earth, real, and in no way a gaddam hipster.

But really, their shit is just fucking great. You should purchase both albums, you will not be disappointed.


Cool I will check them out.
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stereosforgeeks wrote:
unikrunk wrote:The Mars Volta - The Bedlam in Goliath - what the shit happened? You are trying to hard, and doing it all sorts of wrong. A couple fun tracks, the rest is the rest.


All the Mars Volta are basically doing now is whacking off to themselves. I think they need the guys from sparta back to start reigning them in and making music that's experimental but actually fun to listen to ala At The Drive-In.


Am I a visionary if I thought these guys were self-indulgent nutsacks in the first place?

Yes?

Thanks.
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Postby stereosforgeeks on Tue Feb 12, 2008 2:19 pm

burlivesleftnut wrote:
stereosforgeeks wrote:
unikrunk wrote:The Mars Volta - The Bedlam in Goliath - what the shit happened? You are trying to hard, and doing it all sorts of wrong. A couple fun tracks, the rest is the rest.


All the Mars Volta are basically doing now is whacking off to themselves. I think they need the guys from sparta back to start reigning them in and making music that's experimental but actually fun to listen to ala At The Drive-In.


Am I a visionary if I thought these guys were self-indulgent nutsacks in the first place?

Yes?

Thanks.


Well they always were but it still managed to be fun initially.
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Postby unikrunk on Wed Feb 13, 2008 7:06 am

New music; 2/13/08

Matt Costa - please go away. Forever.

MJ's Thriller 25th anniversary collection - ah, who the shit is buying this, the old lispy pederast from Family Guy? I heard it comes with a fold-out of Macaulay Culkin. Seriously though... wtf?

The Helio Sequence - Keep Your Eyes Ahead - fun, if at times a little too pretty. But then the big-ass guitars come in over the keyboards, and your ass starts shaking. Good.

Shelby Lynn - Just a Little Lovin' - A terrible cover album of Dusty Springfield. Dear Shelby, keep your shit in Canada, and try not to muck up other's great work with your horrid renditions. You are the reason I moved to the US.

Fuck you very much, unikrunk.

Louis XIV - Slick Dogs And Ponies - meh - more neo-glam garage punk. Glass Candy did it already, and a hell of a lot better.

Times New Viking - Rip It Off - sounds like a baby Pavement, which is good and bad.
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burlivesleftnut wrote:
stereosforgeeks wrote:
unikrunk wrote:The Mars Volta - The Bedlam in Goliath - what the shit happened? You are trying to hard, and doing it all sorts of wrong. A couple fun tracks, the rest is the rest.


All the Mars Volta are basically doing now is whacking off to themselves. I think they need the guys from sparta back to start reigning them in and making music that's experimental but actually fun to listen to ala At The Drive-In.


Am I a visionary if I thought these guys were self-indulgent nutsacks in the first place?

Yes?

Thanks.


You are just a visionary in general; it has nothing to do with The Mars Volta.

For example, you know that I am a fucking spaz, without ever having to directly listen to my histrionics. Fuck, I say that makes you a fucking soothsayer as well.
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Postby Keepcoolbutcare on Wed Feb 13, 2008 8:13 am

unikrunk wrote:Times New Viking - Rip It Off - sounds like a baby Pavement, which is good and bad.


i have that, haven't given it a spin yet, but since you're double dog daring me to with that Pavement reference, I guess I'll have to now.

good seeing you in here uni, you going to make this a daily thing?

'cuz that would be rather awesome...fact...I DARE you to post 3-4 quick thoughts on albums everyday...for 3 months!
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Postby unikrunk on Wed Feb 13, 2008 8:22 am

Keepcoolbutcare wrote:
unikrunk wrote:Times New Viking - Rip It Off - sounds like a baby Pavement, which is good and bad.


i have that, haven't given it a spin yet, but since you're double dog daring me to with that Pavement reference, I guess I'll have to now.

good seeing you in here uni, you going to make this a daily thing?

'cuz that would be rather awesome...fact...I DARE you to post 3-4 quick thoughts on albums everyday...for 3 months!


Yar, I am getting back into music, so expect a lot more unikrunk in this thread.

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Postby burlivesleftnut on Wed Feb 13, 2008 11:28 am

unikrunk wrote:
burlivesleftnut wrote:
stereosforgeeks wrote:
unikrunk wrote:The Mars Volta - The Bedlam in Goliath - what the shit happened? You are trying to hard, and doing it all sorts of wrong. A couple fun tracks, the rest is the rest.


All the Mars Volta are basically doing now is whacking off to themselves. I think they need the guys from sparta back to start reigning them in and making music that's experimental but actually fun to listen to ala At The Drive-In.


Am I a visionary if I thought these guys were self-indulgent nutsacks in the first place?

Yes?

Thanks.


You are just a visionary in general; it has nothing to do with The Mars Volta.

For example, you know that I am a fucking spaz, without ever having to directly listen to my histrionics. Fuck, I say that makes you a fucking soothsayer as well.


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Postby doglips on Fri Feb 15, 2008 8:29 pm

I'm out of the loop all over the zone, I'll add my albums so far in the week.

Loving Vampire Weekend tho'
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Postby burlivesleftnut on Sat Feb 16, 2008 2:40 pm

Updated with a bunch of new additions and some commentary. I am running out of stuff to say. *huffs*
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Postby Flumm on Sat Feb 16, 2008 4:01 pm

burlivesleftnut wrote:Updated with a bunch of new additions and some commentary. I am running out of stuff to say. *huffs*


What is it they say about artists striving under pressure?

Hmms, I think I'm gonna quote the next bit, but leave it unsullied with any of the bilge I usually type into my keboard.

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burlivesleftnut wrote:Times New Viking - Rip It Off - Worst thing I have ever heard. It's like some kind of torture music aliens play when they are trying to stop you from rebelling.
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Postby burlivesleftnut on Sat Feb 16, 2008 8:50 pm

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Postby unikrunk on Sun Feb 17, 2008 9:15 am

burlivesleftnut wrote:Times New Viking - Rip It Off - Worst thing I have ever heard. It's like some kind of torture music aliens play when they are trying to stop you from rebelling.


Fuck that is an awesome review; I don't know what your career is, but you should quit it and write the Do's and Dont's for VICE magazine.

Brilliant.

On to the new music...

Amy Winehouse - Back to Black - Okay, here is the second outing from England's answer to Ru Paul. It sounds okay and is utterly forgettable. Dudes buying this seem to be generally middle-aged hipsters looking to nail to 20-something poon. A, no, no, no, no. Grammy, schmammy.

Feist - The Reminder – S’alright. I am sick to death of Broken Social Scene, so this is a slight bit better. Am I the only person that thinks she is over-hyped? I feel the onset of menses from listening to this and the Winehouse/tranny album.

The HorrorPops - Kiss Kiss Kill Kill - Rock-a-billy sucks, even if it is from Denmark. This album is all the proof one needs.

Ida - Lovers Prayers - Way too pretty for unikrunk. This shit is wet. Wet shit, in a sack. Enough droning keyboards, already. If you are going to be like that, just get a fucking moog and be more direct about it. Thumbs down on this one, Ida.

Walk Hard - The Dewey Cox Soundtrack - I have not seen the movie, but this album is fucking hi-larious, and they nail the sounds they are going after. How much vocal coaching did poor J.T Reilly go through to be this fucking good? Made me cry ILASH.
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Postby Bayouwolf on Sun Feb 17, 2008 9:32 am

Alright... I'm not really understanding the love for Vampire Weekend.

Am I just out of touch as to where Punk is these days?

I love this thread though.
It's given me new reason to bump some of the older stuff off my iPod.
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Postby stereosforgeeks on Sun Feb 17, 2008 11:26 am

Bayou wrote:Alright... I'm not really understanding the love for Vampire Weekend.

Am I just out of touch as to where Punk is these days?


Vampire Weekend is not punk. It's Paul Simon pop with a bit of a snarky edge that is all.

I hate the Times New Viking as well. There could be some good moments on the cd but youd never know it.
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Postby burlivesleftnut on Sun Feb 17, 2008 12:57 pm

unikrunk wrote:Feist - The Reminder – S’alright. I am sick to death of Broken Social Scene, so this is a slight bit better. Am I the only person that thinks she is over-hyped?


No. In fact I was kind of pissed last year that Feist's boring album was getting all this attention when an album by a girlie going by the moniker St. Vincent received NONE. Check her out if you are in the mood for female pop with some actual intelligence behind it.

Oh, and do you ever listen to music you LIKE?

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Postby burlivesleftnut on Sun Feb 17, 2008 12:58 pm

stereosforgeeks wrote:
Bayou wrote:Alrigh t... I'm not really understanding the love for Vampire Weekend.

Am I just out of touch as to where Punk is these days?


Vampire Weekend is not punk. It's Paul Simon pop with a bit of a snarky edge that is all.

I hate the Times New Viking as well. There could be some good moments on the cd but youd never know it.


Yeah that's the frustrating thing. When you listen to a song, you can hear good guitar work and vocals, but then it's just buried under really irritating hiss.
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