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    • CommentAuthorNostromo
    • CommentTimeNov 11th 2011 edited
    Nina Simone

    Bomb the Music Industry

    ALL of Bomb's stuff is available for free off quote unquote records
    • CommentAuthorJECole
    • CommentTimeNov 12th 2011 edited
    Found a copy of this in my fathers music library. Ripped it to MP3 on a whim. Been listen it on replay while writing the second draft of my novel.

    Particularly this gem which is probably one of the most beautiful pieces of music ever composed.
    • CommentAuthoricelandbob
    • CommentTimeNov 13th 2011

    something Icelandic that's not one of the "Big Two"?

    and finally

    • CommentTimeNov 13th 2011
    Fishelle, I bow in your direction. Jesca Hoop is freaking brilliant, and deserves to be as well-known as Waits.

    There are few artists whose entire catalog I will recommend, but here are a couple of disks I unreservedly adore:

    Melody Gardot's "Worrisome Heart." One of my great hopes is to hear Gardot cover Hoop.

    Sam Baker's "Mercy." This man was severely, severely damaged, and has come back from it.

    And for sheer fun, Richard Thompson's "1,000 Years of Popular Music." Thompson selects and performs his favorites from the last 1,000 years. Just plain fun. Listen carefully for the exit music at the end; it's a madrigal arrangement of something much more recent. If you can read Chaucer in the original Middle English, the title gives you a big clue: "Marry, Ageyn Hic Hev Donne Yt."
    • CommentTimeNov 13th 2011
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    Everybody loves Death Grips.
    • CommentTimeNov 14th 2011 edited
    @keyofsilence - yes, we do.

    I've thought long and hard at what to post on this thread and I'm going to limit myself to one artist.

    His lyrics inspired me to start writing. His production work redefined hip-hop. He's never let himself be defined by the fact he is a 'white rapper' - that shit is irrelevent to him and to his fans. He has a Dylan-esque ability to nail complex concepts with a couplet. His sonic pallette brings back the explosions, air-horns, sirens and screams of urban New York to a hip-hop scene that has embraced gentrification and the nouveau-riche. He's angry like Chuck D, and as horror as Tyler, and more consistent than either. Ladies and gentlemen, YOU MUST LISTEN to... El-P.

    Starting with my favourite:

    Some older stuff:

    Awesome collabs:

    I managed to get an interview with him last year - one of the proudest moments of my life.
    • CommentAuthorroadscum
    • CommentTimeNov 14th 2011
    I find it helpful to listen to this from time to time.
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    #Analogue Ribbon Synthesizing Illyness:

    • CommentTimeNov 14th 2011
    Guy Clark...

    Billy Joe Shaver...

    Waylon Jennings


    (and this one is pure POETRY...)
    • CommentTimeNov 20th 2011 edited
    Ah, Guy Clark. I moved out of LA practically to the day that song came out. And if we're talking 'You Must Listen", Clark's "Keepers" is awesome.
      CommentAuthorAlan Tyson
    • CommentTimeNov 20th 2011
    Friggin' MORPHINE

    This guys are one of those bands that I discovered long after they were done and gone, and went "how the HELL did I not hear about these guys when they were big!" Angry, growly pop jazz for the Nirvana era.

    Have a Lucky Day

    Cure for Pain

    Really, really good smoky late-night city music.
    • CommentAuthorflecky
    • CommentTimeNov 24th 2011
    Big Black.Kerosene.Good to play when you want the world to burn.Play loud.
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    I ran into this video months and months ago, but lost it - today a former colleague linked it on G+.

    If it's possible to fall in love with someone's voice...

  4.  (10333.15)
    @ Texture - Man I love EL-P.

    From one of my favourite albums, Paradise of Replica, which I just can't recommend enough to anyone who likes any music at all.

    • CommentAuthorflecky
    • CommentTimeNov 28th 2011
    @ Icelandbob: Good to see LFO there.That takes me right back to my early raving days in 1990.Old school techno. Excellent.