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  1.  (2008.21)

    if only they would tour the midwest again :*(


    sadly, it's the latter here....
    • CommentTimeApr 28th 2008
    Talking Heads' Stop Making Sense was the best possible thing to listen to on my Monday night commute. That album never fails to put a spring in my step.

    I've also been unable to stop watching this Bowie Pastiche by Flight Of The Conchords . I'm looking forward to the album, which I think comes out in a fortnight. I have something of a soft spot for decent comedy/parody musicians - does anyone have any reccomendations?
  2.  (2008.23)
    The Holy Bible - The Manic Street Preachers (had to be really)
    Dragnet - The Fall
    Playing the Angel - Depeche Mode
    Peeping Tom - Peeping Tom
  3.  (2008.24)
    it took me a secoond to realize you werent talking about a new DRAGNET record called "the fall". im smart sometimes, haha
    • CommentTimeApr 28th 2008
    Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds - "Dig, Lazarus, Dig!"
    Foo Fighters - "Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace"
      CommentAuthorPaul Sizer
    • CommentTimeApr 28th 2008 edited
    Flight Of The Conchords . I'm looking forward to the album, which I think comes out in a fortnight.

    It's worth the wait. I picked it up in the US on iTunes, and it's a perfect encapsulation of the first season of the HBO series. Strangely, my only quibble is that they did such a great job of matching the parody songs with visuals that I miss "seeing" the songs. Find a way to purchase the DVD of the first season to see the nearly frame by frame reconstruction of the Pet Shop Boy's "West End Girls" video and song as "Inner City Pressure". Or you can just watch it here:
  4.  (2008.27)
    Dustar-3, Pants not Best

    Pants Not Best

    I've had this sudden surge of interest in non-English artists and songs but not sure why. Maybe it's because I play music but don't write lyrics, though it may be it's something deeper. I was watching an interview with Mike Patton talking about the lack of lyrics in the Fantomas records and he brought up a very valid point; You can't have lyrics without having some sort of agenda.

    Whatever the case, there's a lot of fantastic music that's really hard to find or be introduced to simply because the American market shuns it.
    • CommentAuthorrobb
    • CommentTimeApr 28th 2008
    sons and daughters - woxy lounge act from sxsw
    bass clef - "in the echo chamber" mix from
    mochipet - "microphonepet"
    elvis costello - "my aim is true"

    i'm either blessed or cursed with a broken humor node in my brain where i can't abide musical comedy. i would like to like flight of the conchords, but...
  5.  (2008.29)
    I would put forth the somewhat snarky idea that Mochipet being musical comedy as well....
  6.  (2008.30)
    Currently listening to Theory Anasthetic's myspace stuff - just what I needed right now.

    Listened to Fuck Buttons on the way home from work on the bus [car in garage :(] and it finished just as I got to my front door. Nice.
    Also on the playlist so far... Bomb The Bass, Orbital, And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of The Dead, Juno Reactor and Ladytron.

    @ collindeplancy - You're only the second person I know who has that Young Gods album - and I introduced the first person to it many moons ago!
  7.  (2008.31)
    La Duselldorf - Viva

    A Krautrock band I've seen in stores and read about for decades, but despite my love of Neu, Cluster and Harmonia, I'd never heard them. Or maybe I'd heard the couple tracks on this album that I don't like - and never followed up. Following up on it now that Klaus Dinger is dead. Some of it's brilliant.
    • CommentTimeApr 28th 2008
    At the moment, a cover of "Shake Some Action" by the Love Injections.
    • CommentAuthorrobb
    • CommentTimeApr 28th 2008
    Debacle Sam - true.
    • CommentTimeApr 29th 2008
    Tito & Tarantula - Tarantism

    Cowboy Junkies - the Trinity Sessions

    Porcupine Tree - Lightbulb Sun
    • CommentTimeApr 29th 2008
    @ synthsapien

    I've got that Young Gods albums as well. I remember loving it in the late 90's; I need to revisit it. At the moment, my tastes skew towards the "Young God perform Kurt Weill" type stuff. :)
  8.  (2008.36)
    @ Brent Wilcox

    man I have been wanting that album for year but it is so hard to track down!
    • CommentAuthorabkosher
    • CommentTimeApr 29th 2008
    Idol Fodder - Babytalk - This is Alig Fodder from wonderful 1980's cult band Family Fodder. Great forward thinking pop.
    Ponytail - "Celebrate the Body Electric (It Came From an Angel)" from the forthcoming album - soooooooo fucking amazing. For people who like Melt Banana, Can and porpoises.
    Frightened Rabbit - The Midnigt Organ Fight. It's like all the arrivals and departures in a major airport, but on an emotional level. And their Scottish.

    I don't think these are out yet, but they're great:
    The Notwist - You, Me + The Devil
    Tindersticks - The Hungry Saw
    Santogold - Santogold

    Conflict of interest, but fuck, it's why I do what I do:
    Okay - Huggable Dust
    Sybris - Into The Trees
    60 Watt Kid opening for Mum at the independent
  9.  (2008.38)
    @Debacle Sam
    I picked up the CD (used) thru Amazon. Now, if it's actual vinyl you're looking for, I can't help you...

    "The Young Gods Play Kurt Weil" is a great album. So many people have done so many adaptations of Weil, but theirs is brilliant.

    Right now I'm listening to Bart Hopkin's "Instrumentarium Hopkins" - compositions performed on his own invented instruments (see my message over on the "Unique Music" thread re: Experimental Musical Instruments website). I also picked up his "21 ways of looking at things". I just wish I could get Garage Band loops of those instruments...
    • CommentTimeApr 30th 2008
    Grails - Burning Off Impurities
  10.  (2008.40)
    Portishead, Dummy: Still sounds amazing.
    Portishead, Third: Goldfrapp and NIN had a Down's baby.