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What's in your ears or on your speakers these days?

I'm still stuck on mt old stalwarts Muse (Black Holes and Revelations) and Placebo (Meds), but there are a few more things on rotation on the stereo and iPod...

New releases by The Killers (Sam's Town) and Kasabian (Empire) haven't grown on me yet.

But I've immediately taken a liking to The Whitest Boy Alive (Dreams -ITS Link). This is the new trio formed by a King of Convenience, and it's the familiar vocal over catchy acoustic guitar and bass... just like KOC. But there's a little more emphasis on minimalist long Belle and Sebastianesque instrumental passages than KOC which is a bit more about the vocals vs the two guitars. Anyway it's great stuff!
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I can always listen to Guster, Franz Ferdinand, The Beatles, Boy Kill Boy, Arctic Monkeys, The Zutons, and Panic! at the Disco. I also enjoy The Killers, especially their new album. Sam's Town is what I've been listening to a lot lately.
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Styx, The Beatles, Boston, AC/DC, Aerosmith, Billy Joel, Nirvana, Yes, and the Police.
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right now: Warmer Place to Sleep -- John Cougar Mellencamp -- Uh-Huh! (Remastered)

In general (from the 'Recently Played' smartlist):

Bob Marley & The Wailers\t-- Catch a Fire
Jars of Clay -- Good Monsters
John Prine -- The Missing Years
Mark Knopfler & Emmylou Harris -- All The Roadrunning
Robert Johnson -- The Complete Recordings
Capella Istropolitana & Jaroslav Dvorak -- Bach: Orchestral Suites Nos. 1 - 4
Chuck Berry -- The Definitive Collection


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What's in your ears or on your speakers these days?

Thank god!

I've been listening to Gang of Four, New Order, and 80's R.E.M. lately.

There's so much new good stuff out there though!

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But I've immediately taken a liking to The Whitest Boy Alive (Dreams -ITS Link). This is the new trio formed by a King of Convenience, and it's the familiar vocal over catchy acoustic guitar and bass... just like KOC. But there's a little more emphasis on minimalist long Belle and Sebastianesque instrumental passages than KOC which is a bit more about the vocals vs the two guitars. Anyway it's great stuff!

Yeah, "Burning" off that album is great.

Definitely something to thump my foot to. I'm really trending away from the quiet folk rock type music (although The Decembrists new one is great, I like Jose Gonzalez and Ryan Adams's latest record.)

But I really really can't get enough of Wolf Parade, Sunset Rubdown, and Swan Lake-- all bands involving Wolf Parade members. Awesome stuff.
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Hey tonton. . . is BHaR (or whatever the cool kids call it) any good? All I've been told is that it's "different."
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Right Now I'm enjoying Hooverphonic.
though My new favorites are:
the Rapture ( not the heavy metal band of similar name: Rapture )
The Editors
Rouge Traders
and the new Sloan is surprisingly great.

flick.
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Hey tonton. . . is BHaR (or whatever the cool kids call it) any good? All I've been told is that it's "different."

BHaR?

Guess I'm not cool enough to know that one.

More new things on my playlist:

The Fratellis - Costello Music
Lots of Fun from the new new Scottish Gentry.

The Rapture - Pieces Of The People We Love
A bit disappointed, as the Rapture, who were always "different", seem to have sold out mainstream, but this is definitely great danceable music.
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On my current playlist:

Grizzly Bear - Yellow House, Horn of Plenty
The Radio Department - Pet Grief
Peter Bjorn and John - Writer's Block
Beach House - Beach House
The Blow - Paper Television
The Spinto Band - Nice and Nicely Done
Asobi Seksu - Citrus
Animal Collective - Hollinndagain
Tortoise - A Lazarus Taxon
The Microphones - The Glow, Part 2
Efterklang - Tripper
The Books - Lost and Safe
Fiery Furnaces - EP
Junior Boys - So This is Goodbye
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But I really really can't get enough of Wolf Parade, Sunset Rubdown, and Swan Lake-- all bands involving Wolf Parade members. Awesome stuff.

Yes, yes, yes. Wolf Parade is hugely underrated, Spencer Krug's voice is like Conner Oberst's voice on steroids. Big fan.
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Grizzly Bear - Yellow House, Horn of Plenty

Love "Knife!!" Do you hear a My Bloody Valentine influence on that song?

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Peter Bjorn and John - Writer's Block

"Young Folks" not bad at all.

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The Blow - Paper Television

"Parentheses" is a great song.

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Asobi Seksu - Citrus

Love the "Strawberries" remix!
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I have to add Oxford Collapse to my list too.

...and the new My Chemical Romance.
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BHaR?

Guess I'm not cool enough to know that one.

Black Holes and Revelations.
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Black Holes and Revelations.

Ah! I see!

Well, I think it's Muse's second bet record. Aside from "Supermassive Black Hole" which I think stinks, it's brilliant. Especially Knights of Cydonia.

But it just doesn't work together as well as Absolution does.

A friend of mine thinks it's Muse's second best after "Showbiz". I guess it's all relative.
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Love "Knife!!" Do you hear a My Bloody Valentine influence on that song?

Yeah but they add layers of intricate songcraft that I feel surpass MBV.

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"Young Folks" not bad at all.

Objects of my Affection, Paris 2004, and Amsterdam I would heavily recommend.

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Parentheses" is a great song.

Yes indeed, the only bad part is that it stays in your head for days.

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Love the "Strawberries" remix!

Absolutely.
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The Lilly Allen cd has been in pretty constant rotations around these parts. Makes me want to invite people over and have a dance party.
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The Lilly Allen cd has been in pretty constant rotations around these parts. Makes me want to invite people over and have a dance party.

It's a good one! "Smile" is my fav so far.
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It's a good one! "Smile" is my fav so far.

I really dig the whole record. Not Big especially kills though. I've also been spinning the Butch Walker and The Let's Go Out Tonights record a lot. I really dig the song Beth Amphetamine.
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Re: The Editors...

Aren't they just lip-syncing an old Wedding Present record?

A bit boring for me anyhow.
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Thanks all for the Lily Allen recomendation, does it get any catchier than this?

The U.S. is really missing out on this one.
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post #21 of 418
"Phantom Limb," the first single off the latest album from The Shins is just intoxicating.

I didn't like it at first but it grew on me!
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Thanks all for the Lily Allen recomendation, does it get any catchier than this?

The U.S. is really missing out on this one.

I don't think so! But she's also got serious talent in my opinion. Great phrasing and lyrics.
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Lily Allen is the female Mike Skinner. Only not really as good, is she?
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Critical darling at least. And I like her.
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Lately I've been listening to obscure stuff from the 60's and '70's.

Pink Fairies live on BBC
Sir Lord Baltimore
The Jellybean Bandits
Toad B.U.F.O.
Fresh Blueberry Pancake
The Deviants - PTOOF!

And some Post-Rock stuff

Fridge - Semaphore
God is an Astronaut - The End of the Beginning

/I know, I'm strange. But I'm not a hippy!
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"Phantom Limb," the first single off the latest album from The Shins is just intoxicating.

I didn't like it at first but it grew on me!

For the record, I buy ALL OF MY ALBUMS on release date but at the same time I'm very impatient.

Have you heard their song Australia from their new album? Best work they've ever done.
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Have you heard their song Australia from their new album? Best work they've ever done.

I just found this live version of that song. Tough to judge. \
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Just got the new Damien Rice, and it won't disappoint.
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Anybody else download the Discovery Download this week? Ven Aqui by Los Bunkers, I love it. I can't wait to buy their whole album.
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Robert Johnson - 32-20 Blues
Alexis Korner - 32-20 Blues
Paul Oscher - 32-20 Blues
Rory Block - 32-20 Blues
Peter Green - 32-20 Blues
Jeff Healey - 32-20 Blues
Johnny Winter - 32-20 Blues
John Hammond - 32-20 Blues
Jools Holland with Sam Brown - Juice Head Blues
Jools Holland with Ruby Turner - My Country Man
Jools Holland with Soloman Burke - Roll This Soul Tonight
Kipelov - River of Time (the album - Russian metal w Smolski on guitar)
Katya Chehova - Yah Robot (the album - Russian trance)
Clifton Chenier - Black Gal
Silbermond - Meer Sein
Alisa - The Derelict (the album)
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sex pistols
the clash
ramones
black sabbath
the prodigy
kinks
alsorts
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Blur - Slowdown
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Oingo Boingo
Wall of Voodoo
Gary Numan
Fad Gadget
Devo
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Blur - Slowdown

Damon has a Danger Mouse produced solo album coming out soon.
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Have to revive this thread.

What I'm listening and watching right now. Dug this out of YouTube's archives.

5) Lou Reed - Sally can't Dance - live in Paris, 1974

Incredible performance. Not many people have seen this side of Reed's life and music. I'm an old school rocker. It's been great finding classic stuff like this.. Anyone know if this is available on DVD?

Anyone else find some great musical moments via YouTube?
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The Fratellis - Costello Music
Lots of Fun from the new new Scottish Gentry.

Ahhhh I love the Fratellis!

LOOOOVE. I had so much fun listening to them while I was in England this summer, so much I got their CD.

My fave has to be "For the Girl".

As for what I've been listening to, besides the Fratallis,

Lily Allen (I'm shameless, I know-- but I love her voice.)
My Chemical Romance (their new CD isn't that bad)
Arctic Monkeys (yep.)
Lots of classical music too (Beethoven, Mozart, etc...) :P

Oh, I need more music!
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post #37 of 418
Anyone heard of Musicovery? Cool site that will let you start off with any emotional choice of music and then carries on and on and on...very addictive.
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Happy Happy Joy Joy Happy Happy Joy Joy

New Faithless Record.
post #39 of 418
On my recently listened to list...

Eels
The Dandy Warhols
Swan Lake
Beirut
M83
Godspeed You! Black Emperor
Jeremy Enigk
Jose Gonzalez
Bottom of the Hudson
The Rosebuds
Midlake
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Anyone into Joanna Newsom?

After a couple listens I'm hooked.
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