What are you listening to right now?

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Re: What are you listening to right now?

Postby Otis Westinghouse » Fri Mar 06, 2009 6:05 pm

Fleet Foxes doing Dylan's 'It Ain't Me Babe' on BBC6 from a couple of weeks ago. Downloadable off Dime. More Pecknold solo than whole band. Gorgeous.
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Re: What are you listening to right now?

Postby StrictTime » Fri Mar 06, 2009 9:11 pm

I've been listening to Neko Case a lot lately, Fox Confessor Brings the Flood. It's gorgeous. Maybe Sparrow might be my favorite.

The Killers, too.
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Re: What are you listening to right now?

Postby mood swung » Sat Mar 07, 2009 9:31 am

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because it has a song called What Would Tim Armstrong Do? And really, that's an excellent question. It will be my motto, or talisman or whatever you call the thing you need to keep from drowning in the bullshit of the world.
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Re: What are you listening to right now?

Postby mood swung » Tue Mar 10, 2009 8:13 am

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Re: What are you listening to right now?

Postby oily slick » Sat Mar 21, 2009 10:23 pm

just No Line On The Horizon. over and over and over. used to them making most others sound like amateurs, but this time almost every song a masterpiece.
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Re: What are you listening to right now?

Postby PlaythingOrPet » Sun Mar 22, 2009 12:56 pm

StrictTime wrote:I've been listening to Neko Case a lot lately, Fox Confessor Brings the Flood. It's gorgeous. Maybe Sparrow might be my favorite.

I have Middle Cyclone on my MP3 player ready to roll, but first I've have to give Marianne Faithfull's Easy Come Easy Go a whirl.

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Re: What are you listening to right now?

Postby pophead2k » Sun Mar 22, 2009 6:12 pm

oily slick wrote:just No Line On The Horizon. over and over and over. used to them making most others sound like amateurs, but this time almost every song a masterpiece.


Digging this as well. Great performances, great songs.

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Re: What are you listening to right now?

Postby Who Shot Sam? » Wed Mar 25, 2009 9:23 am

Listening to the new Decemberists album, The Hazards of Love, which is a song cycle about a woman named Margaret who is ravaged by a shape-shifting animal, her lover - William- a forest queen, and a lascivious rake. Let me put it this way. If you're a Decemberists fan and can appreciate a little bit of almost prog-rocky bombast and lyrics that sometimes have you reaching for the thesaurus, this is for you. If you're not a fan, this is not the album that's going to convert you. I happen to really like it.

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Re: What are you listening to right now?

Postby strangerinthehouse » Wed Mar 25, 2009 11:53 am

I'm not a big decemberist fan, I liked Picaresque and Colin Meloy's live solo album, but this record is definitely interesting. A few songs really stand out- won't want for love, The Hazards of Love 2, The wanting comes in waves, Isn't it a lovely night, The rake's song but I don't think it works as a whole album.

NPR did a live recording of the whole album at the SXSW festival so I'm looking forward to hear that.
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Re: What are you listening to right now?

Postby Jack of All Parades » Thu Apr 16, 2009 6:59 pm

I have been re-listening to Cassandra Wilson, of late. Particularly Belly of the Sun and New Moon Daughter. Like the back woods feel with all the earthiness in her voice and the way she sings behind the beat. The choice of some old pop staples the The Weight and Love is Blindness has always struck me as inspired. Subdued and subtle arrangements hold your interest repeatedly.
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Re: What are you listening to right now?

Postby Who Shot Sam? » Thu Apr 16, 2009 8:47 pm

Christopher Sjoholm wrote:I have been re-listening to Cassandra Wilson, of late. Particularly Belly of the Sun and New Moon Daughter. Like the back woods feel with all the earthiness in her voice and the way she sings behind the beat. The choice of some old pop staples the The Weight and Love is Blindness has always struck me as inspired. Subdued and subtle arrangements hold your interest repeatedly.


New Moon Daughter is a fantastic album. One of my favorite collections of covers, because they are true to the spirit of the songs without being overly reverential.
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Re: What are you listening to right now?

Postby oily slick » Fri May 01, 2009 3:04 pm

i just heard an acoustic version of Complicated Shadows on the Outlaw Country channel on xm. elvis as outlaw. no whiskey and diana krall. got a big hat though.
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Re: What are you listening to right now?

Postby ice nine » Tue May 05, 2009 12:52 am

Reach The Beach .........The Fixx
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Re: What are you listening to right now?

Postby mood swung » Wed May 06, 2009 7:35 am

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music included.

I for one am looking forward to the new Green Day.
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Re: What are you listening to right now?

Postby mood swung » Thu May 07, 2009 8:42 am

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So, maybe the music's a little repetitive. But Fat Mike makes me laugh.
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Re: What are you listening to right now?

Postby Jack of All Parades » Fri May 08, 2009 6:13 pm

Tinted Windows---this is a guilty pleasure like a candy bar off the side- lots of sugar and a quick rush- not certain if it is going to sustain me over time-but I sure like the immediate impact. Interesting combination too!-- Adam Schlesinger from Fountains of Wayne, James Iha from Smashing Pumpkins, Taylor Hanson from the Hanson Brothers and Bun E Carlos from Cheap Trick- mix them together and you have one speedy power pop record that takes me back to the late Seventies, early Eighties. To my ears it is Fountains of Wayne with a kick.
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Re: What are you listening to right now?

Postby Mr. Average » Sun May 10, 2009 1:22 am

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Re: What are you listening to right now?

Postby Bad Ambassador » Sun May 10, 2009 1:23 pm

The really rather beautiful new album by Trashcan Sinatras, 'In The Music'.

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Re: What are you listening to right now?

Postby Tim(e) » Sun May 10, 2009 7:31 pm

I have been listening to Middle Cyclone, but find it a little too samey to be able to get overly excited by it (that is not to say it isn't a great album). However, I have been putting my recently acquired Nokia 5800 "music" phone through its paces with the aid of Kasey Chambers & Shane Nicholson's "Rattlin' Bones", Buddy & Julie Miller's "Written in Chalk" and a couple of "foreign" offerings: French singer Coralie Clement's "Toystore" and Chinese artists Dadowa's "Sister Drum" and Sa Ding Ding's "Things of Health".

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Re: What are you listening to right now?

Postby Who Shot Sam? » Sun May 10, 2009 9:06 pm

Tim(e) wrote:I have been listening to Middle Cyclone, but find it a little too samey to be able to get overly excited by it (that is not to say it isn't a great album).


Yes, Middle Cyclone is a solid album, but I would not rank it up there with Fox Confessor or Blacklisted.
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Re: What are you listening to right now?

Postby Ypsilanti » Mon May 11, 2009 5:42 am

Glenn Tilbrook & The Fluffers "Pandemonium Ensues".
Liking it a lot!
Saw him w/ Steve Nieve @ City Winery in NY a few weeks ago and he sounded so great!

"Best of Times" is like a wonderful Squeeze song w/ Cajun spice and the Johnny Depp-narrated "Too Close to the Sun" is deadpan wacky & fun. Reminds me of a Japanese Sci-fi movie theme song, circa 1967.
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Re: What are you listening to right now?

Postby Otis Westinghouse » Mon May 11, 2009 5:22 pm

Prince - 'If I Was Your Girlfriend'

Got the LP for £3 in Fopp. My favourite Prince song. A masterpiece.
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Re: What are you listening to right now?

Postby Jack of All Parades » Mon May 11, 2009 6:32 pm

This week it is "Country Club" by John Doe and the Sadies-picked it up recently in Newbury Comics in Boston. This is just one fun country and western album- John Doe sings his heart out on old classic Nashville songs and is amiably backed by The Sadies-this is not the treacle that passes for country and western today. It is sung with real emotion and you get the feeling that he has been practicing these tunes for many years waiting for the right chance to let them out. I am going to keep it in my heavy rotation along with last year's Teddy Thompson C&W album.
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Re: What are you listening to right now?

Postby PlaythingOrPet » Tue May 12, 2009 9:20 am

Steve Earle - Townes

Bat for Lashes - Two Suns

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Re: What are you listening to right now?

Postby mood swung » Thu May 14, 2009 9:37 am

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particularly enjoying the Leavin' On A Jet Plane cover.
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