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    • CommentAuthorJShilpetski
    • CommentTimeAug 22nd 2008 edited
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    • CommentAuthorsoso
    • CommentTimeAug 22nd 2008
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    What I’ve been listening to this week:
    Deastro – Keeper’s http://www.myspace.com/deastro
    (i have a feeling when the pitchfork crowd picks up on this band, they'll get big)

    Ra Ra Riot – The Rhumb Line http://www.myspace.com/rarariot
    (fans of vampire weekend should like these guys)

    Van She – V http://www.myspace.com/vanshe
    (slick, Australian dance rock. fans of digitalism should check them out)

    The Postmarks – By the Numbers (1-8) a series of 8 singles, all free on eMusic. http://www.myspace.com/thepostmarks
    (soft, lingering female vocals. nice and free!)

    tom
    • CommentAuthorchris g
    • CommentTimeAug 22nd 2008 edited
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    Joanna Newsom - Ys

    I can't see (or hear) what the controversy is all about. The eccentricity holds my attention, and on a weirdness scale it's fairly low. The Van Dyke Parks arrangements are like Americana on acid. Her voice is unusual; I find it oddly charming. But I'm a big Bjork fan, and have loved Dagmar Krause's voice for 30 years.

    An acquired taste, maybe, but you gotta keep acquiring tastes in life.

    Can't keep listening to the same stuff all the time, because Nostalgia Is Death.
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      CommentAuthornigredo
    • CommentTimeAug 23rd 2008
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    John Scoffield - Uberjam
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      CommentAuthorCassandra
    • CommentTimeAug 23rd 2008
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    @Brent Wilcox - I knew you'd like that album! 'Oddly charming' is a perfect description - it really grows on you too. Cosmia is incredible - especially live, like someone singing you a story...

    This week I've been finally getting round to loading my cds onto my computer (I'm slow to cotton on to the digital world) so I've been rediscovering lots of old favourites.

    Low - The Great Destroyer
    Juana Molina - Son
    Bell Orchestra - recording a tape the colour of light
    Primal Scream - Exterminator
    Iggy Pop - The Idiot
    Four Tet - Remixes

    Oh, and of course the rather brillilant Double Helix album
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    @Cassandra
    I knew you'd like that album!

    I'm always happy to discover something unusual I've never heard before. Her name has come up here and there over the past couple years, but frankly, it was Warren's description that waved the red flag in front of me (and still makes me laugh even after I discovered I liked her).

    Iggy Pop - The Idiot

    This is iconic for me... It doesn't sound as ear-opening to me as when it first came out (neither does Bowie's work from the same time), but it's essential.
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      CommentAuthorCassandra
    • CommentTimeAug 24th 2008
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    @Brent Wilcox
    This is iconic for me

    I keep forgetting it, then coming back to it a few years later by which time I've forgotten how good it is - seems to keep the impact fresh
    • CommentAuthorcjstevens
    • CommentTimeAug 24th 2008
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    Best of Nazareth

    Kojack

    Uriah Heep

    Chemical Brothers

    Gogol Bordello ( discovered through this thread)

    Tom Waits
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    Another completely new discovery for me, which wound up in my mailbox at the station...

    Shearwater - Rook

    Very much like the late version of Talk Talk. I'm very impressed, and have to run to Allmusic.com to do some research.