What are you listening to right now?

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Re: What are you listening to right now?

Postby mood swung » Fri May 15, 2009 9:28 am

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I was so surprised by American Idiot (even the oooh ooohs and aaaah aaaahs), I couldn't wait to hear this. So far, so good.
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Re: What are you listening to right now?

Postby verbal gymnastics » Fri May 15, 2009 3:04 pm

What I've heard of it so far is pretty good.

I'm currently listening to Blood & Chocolate - the bonus disc. I'm loving the alternate version of Battered Old Bird.
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Re: What are you listening to right now?

Postby Jack of All Parades » Sat May 16, 2009 8:45 am

Have found an old album from 30 years ago- only recently made available in the US- Herbie Hancock's The Piano- Piano improvisations created on the spot as this was one of the first albums done to use Direct to disc recording. He reexplores some songs associated with Miles Davis on one side and then totally improvises four originals on the second side. The technique on the piano is astounding and the feel for improvising is impecable. Even my daughter put this one on her computer.
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Re: What are you listening to right now?

Postby johnfoyle » Sun May 17, 2009 2:06 pm

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Alele Diane - To Be Still

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Adrian Crowley - Season of the sparks

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Re: What are you listening to right now?

Postby invisible Pole » Mon May 18, 2009 4:40 pm

I am listening to a leaked copy of Belle & Sebastian's Stuart Murdoch's new project called God Help The Girl.

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Lovely stuff.
And I'm starting to have a bit of a crush on one of the vocalists, Catherine Ireton.
Check the video to the first single from the album. Isn't she sweet ? :D

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Re: What are you listening to right now?

Postby Otis Westinghouse » Mon May 18, 2009 5:48 pm

Blimey, can I share your crush? She's like a young Nigella. Wow, and that voice! All three are lovely, but she is especially so. Is the bloke there Stuart? I've never really got Belle and Sebastian. This sounds good, though.
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Re: What are you listening to right now?

Postby Who Shot Sam? » Mon May 18, 2009 6:39 pm

Has a bit of a Camera Obscura vibe about it. Maybe a tad less mopey. I like it.

Lucky fella, hanging out with those three girls! :shock:
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Re: What are you listening to right now?

Postby invisible Pole » Tue May 19, 2009 3:51 am

No wonder that when Stuart was auditioning girl singers for the project, his wife was always following him around with a camera. :lol:

Otis Westinghouse wrote:Blimey, can I share your crush? She's like a young Nigella. Wow, and that voice! All three are lovely, but she is especially so. Is the bloke there Stuart? I've never really got Belle and Sebastian. This sounds good, though.


The guy is not Stuart Murdoch. His name's James Anthony Pearson, and if he looks familiar to you, it's because you have probably seen him in "Control" where he plays Bernard Sumner.
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Re: What are you listening to right now?

Postby mood swung » Tue May 19, 2009 2:42 pm

new Aggrolites on myspace.

http://www.myspace.com/theaggrolites

you know you wanna.
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Re: What are you listening to right now?

Postby Who Shot Sam? » Tue May 26, 2009 11:38 am

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Straight to the top of my Best of 2009 list - fantastic.
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Re: What are you listening to right now?

Postby mood swung » Wed May 27, 2009 11:08 am

The Blue Plate Special, getting ready for tonight's Tennessee Shines

http://www.wdvx.com/programs/blueplate.html


thanks, oily, for pointing this out!!
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Re: What are you listening to right now?

Postby mood swung » Wed Jun 03, 2009 12:07 pm

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I always feel like I should like DMB better than I do. Just a little too something for me. I like the cover a lot.
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Re: What are you listening to right now?

Postby Mr. Average » Fri Jun 05, 2009 12:52 am

Heart Shaped Bruise
Elvis takes a swing at a musical genre worth billions and hits a grand slam that makes the other country 'hits' seem like novelty songs.
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Re: What are you listening to right now?

Postby Mr. Average » Thu Jun 11, 2009 1:05 am

"TV on the Radio" Dear Science - best album I have heard in years, from the perspective of just having fun listening to pop music
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Re: What are you listening to right now?

Postby verbal gymnastics » Thu Jun 11, 2009 3:58 pm

Here We Stand - The Fratellis

Great opening line to the album - "If you were a shape, what shape would you be?"
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Re: What are you listening to right now?

Postby mood swung » Fri Jun 12, 2009 8:05 am

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Re: What are you listening to right now?

Postby Jackson Monk » Fri Jun 12, 2009 2:49 pm

Who Shot Sam? wrote:Image

Straight to the top of my Best of 2009 list - fantastic.


Also listening to this because WSS has pointed me in the direction of more great music than anyone else I know. The only exception being Cat Power, who just doesn't ring my bell.

Not quite into Grizzly Bear yet, but I'll stick at it for a few days.
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Re: What are you listening to right now?

Postby Who Shot Sam? » Fri Jun 12, 2009 3:26 pm

Give it a few listens. Second half of the album especially I think is oustanding. Lyrical and muscular at the same time. I love how a lot of the songs morph from very simple beginnings into something different. I hear little echoes of CSNY and late period XTC.

It's not the most accessible music in the world but I find it really rewarding. Listened to it several times on my drive up to Boston last Sunday.
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Re: What are you listening to right now?

Postby verbal gymnastics » Fri Jun 12, 2009 5:20 pm

Good As I Been To You - Bob Dylan

And loving Froggy Went A Courtin'!
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Re: What are you listening to right now?

Postby Jack of All Parades » Sat Jun 13, 2009 4:03 pm

Grizzly Bear- VECKATMEST-I am sucked in right from the start-"Southern Point" and it only gets stronger with "Two Weeks" and the remainder of the album- sonic choral riffs with gorgeous harmonic interplay from all band mates-do not know about CS&N- this is way more adventurous nor XTC- I put this on with TV on the Radio's "Dear Science" and I am happy.
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Re: What are you listening to right now?

Postby Who Shot Sam? » Sat Jun 13, 2009 4:33 pm

Christopher Sjoholm wrote:do not know about CS&N- this is way more adventurous nor XTC.


Some of the harmonies, especially on side one, reminded me of CSNY. Totally different in terms of songwriting, lyrics and structure however. As to XTC I was thinking specifically of Apple Venus Vol. 1. Maybe you're not hearing it the way I am - fair enough.

But you are right. It's a really adventurous album and comparisons don't mean much.
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Re: What are you listening to right now?

Postby Jack of All Parades » Sat Jun 13, 2009 7:50 pm

The reference I would give it is Beach Boys- for the reason that all the bandmembers have great voices and they can use them. This album mirrors for me some of that bands more adventurous vocal efforts. The texture of the voices together is intoxicating and it stays in my ears long after the record is done.
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Re: What are you listening to right now?

Postby Otis Westinghouse » Sun Jun 14, 2009 3:51 am

Saw them on Later but don't have a clear recollection. Must check out. Description of references sounds a bit like Fleet Foxes.
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Re: What are you listening to right now?

Postby Jack of All Parades » Sun Jun 14, 2009 8:34 am

Otis and Sam, that is a good connection-Fleet Foxes rely a bit more on popsong structure but the harmonic gorgeousness is definitely there. I used to be a more verbal listener- which is what attracted me to Elvis all those years ago- but over time I have really come to just appreciate the human voice in action-that is what Grizzly Bear, Fleet Foxes, Dirty Projectors do for me.
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Re: What are you listening to right now?

Postby Jackson Monk » Sun Jun 21, 2009 3:24 am

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Still my favourite album of the year and it keeps getting better with every listen. Awesome.
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