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    • CommentTimeMar 17th 2008
    Still listening to the Vampire Weekend album in the car, and the Charlatans track 'Blackened Blue Eyes' on repeat at work.

    The Nadja b-side @Tacopunch recommended last week is now on the list of 'Scares the Teenyboppers' at work, so its been taken away from me.

    My two and a half year old daughter likes the Cure's 'Mixed Up' album this week, which is cool, I guess.
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    @oscillateur: good call on Fuck Buttons - like it. Unfortunately they played here in Cambridge just a few short weeks ago... :/
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    I'm fond of Fuck Buttons myself.
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    Friend of mine reccomended Vampire Weekend. Some weird hybrid between Talking Heads & [ was too drunk to understand]. So now I have to check them out.

    Managed to find a Cars Get Crushed CD after literally years of hunting. Strange and conventional rock all at the same time. very nice... although the vocals can grate a little.
    • CommentTimeMar 17th 2008
    I've been listening obsessively to Kila (Irish fusion dancing-folk) and Bellowhead (happy noisy big-band folk) recently.

    Picked up a copy of Rogues' Gallery - Pirate Songs, Sea Songs, and Chanteys, supposedly reinterpreted traditional ones, but in actuality a large heap of fresh steaming crap with a few good songs mixed in - Fire Down Below sung by Nick Cave and Richard Thompson's version of the Mingulay Boat Song. I can only assume those sneaked in while the producer was off getting pissed.
    • CommentTimeMar 17th 2008
    Mainly been listening to "Nighthawks at the diner" by Tom waits but there's always that nagging requirement to listen to a good deal of Reuben once a day. Soulwax are fairly regular on the playlist too.
    • CommentTimeMar 17th 2008 edited
    Just got the new Dirtbombs album, which has it's own Wikipedia page, and is, oddly enough, based on an Alan Moore song. That one caught me by surprise since Mick Collins has been threatening his fans with a bubblegum pop album for about two years now.

    Mix the above with lots of old Bowie(Scary Monsters, Hunky Dory, Diamond Dogs) and a couple of select downloads from 'Guitar Romantic' by The Exploding Hearts, who are hands down one of the saddest rock n' roll died too young stories. Downloading in lieu of buying the album later this month, tho' it's been around for years.
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    Right now : 65 Days of Static's excellent second album : One time for all time.

    A mix between the best parts of instrumental Mogwai (i.e. not the 15 minutes long tracks), some well made electronic noises and lots of energy. Definitely good...
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    Crystal Castles' debut album - at first listen, it seems to be more "Crimewave" than "Alice Practice", which is a good thing.
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    pissed that i missed crystal castles and health last week- promoter that got it doesnt get a lot of shows like that, and subsequently booked at an odd venue not normally used AND didnt get the word out until it was already too late. wonder how the turnout ended up....
    • CommentTimeMar 18th 2008
    Future Sound of London - Dead Cities
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    I am going to pile on the Fuck Buttons love fest

    They really are blowing my mind

    also happy to have the Benga album out
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    I've been mainly listening to The Measure (SA) who are a great scratchy sounding pop-punk with sweet female and slurred male vocals and Off With Their Heads who are are a gruff sounding pop-punk band with really uplifting melodies and horribly depressing (but awesome) lyrics.
    • CommentTimeMar 18th 2008
    @Ariana : Think I recall from one of the form threads (might have been the engine) that Beth Gibbons was checking out lots of horror movies for sound samples and the like. Can't wait till i see them live.

    Revisitng Strapping Young Lad in the car this week while polishing up a few Mike Keneally tunes on the guitar. Turns out he has a new album called Spambot coming out soon. Anyone see him play as part of Dethklok live?
    • CommentTimeMar 19th 2008
    Billy Martin - Starlings
    • CommentTimeMar 19th 2008
    Santana: Shaman
    Enya: Shepherd Moons
    4am: 1 - 13
    Bond: Classified
    Lost Boys movie soundtrack

    ...and... Whitechapel Radio. Turned it on again; been awhile since I've listened to it.
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    • CommentTimeMar 19th 2008
    @hmobius (& Ariana)

    I think it was me that mentioned Ms Gibbons popping into our shop and buying a load of horror flicks, but I got the impression they were more for her own enjoyment than for samples!
    Having listened to the album, I've not spotted any obvious samples either. Not sure what I think of it yet. Love the first track and one near the end, but the rest blurs a little. Need to listen to it more, I think.
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    listening to nothing but SATANS MONK as i try to learn all the lyrics for our first real practice this week...brutality ensues.
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    Last Night I played a show with Chicago's electro dance punk provocateurs The Parsley Flakes and spazz punks The Electric Beach and got copies of both their newest releases. The Parsley Flakes EP is devastating my ass and mind currently.
    • CommentTimeMar 19th 2008