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    • CommentTimeMar 13th 2010
    The Natural Yogurt Band - Away With Melancholy

    Autechre - Oversteps (it's a grower)
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    The new Against Me! which feels like a return to form of sorts. I really did not like the last two albums but I'm enjoying this. Also the new Japanther, those guys just do not make bad music.
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    E-40 and Too $hort have stolen my life. There is room only for "Show Me What You Working With" until I get sick of it. I recognize this pattern. And the experimentation with Indian, African and Arabic themed beats begins again after it died after 9/11!
    • CommentAuthorRobson
    • CommentTimeMar 13th 2010
    My firsts discs of 2010:

    Peter Gabriel - Scratch My Back. Suspect this'll grow on me - the quieter strings-and-voice-primarily arrangements work better for some tracks than others. I also suspect the real fun will begin when more of the artists covered here will reciprocate with their covers of Gabriel's music - I'm as eager to know what tracks Radiohead, David Byrne, and Neil Young will cover as to actually hear them.

    John Zorn - In Search of the Miraculous. Some of the tracks really sound only like "the Alhambra Trio with more musicians", but at least one track ("Mythic Etude") is absolutely mind-blowing. The vibes by Kenny Wolleson really open things up.
    • CommentTimeMar 14th 2010
    Delia Derbyshire, Dudley Simpson, Brian Hodgson and David Vorhaus - The Tomorrow People Soundtrack

    Andrew Hill - Point of Departure
      CommentAuthorPaul Sizer
    • CommentTimeMar 14th 2010 edited

    Tell me if this is old news: Lady Gaga isn't really all that interesting to anyone who doesn't listen to Top 40 radio for their musical diet.

    I watched this because I'm a fan of Akerlund's fucked up video work, but the music, the looks, the whole vibe is just...meh. I've seen it before, and better.
    It's funny to see what people are all up in arms about, but those people watch American Idol and live for MTV. They also are afraid of cold germs living on doorknobs, waiting to prey on their family...

    This certainly may be old news to the music people here, but I kept wondering if I was going to "get" her at some point, see her masterplan, and all I get is "Huh, big fucking deal. I remember when (fill in the blank) did this better and first"
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    i got the WILDWILD WEST(ern mass) tape comp in the mail! its so good. i bought it for VACCINE and AMPERE but its actually quite varied with some bluegrass and softer sounds as well.

    and paul:i dont get it either. and i dont even care about the "(blank) did it first" aspect. i also dont get why a TON of hardcore kids all love her.
      CommentAuthorPaul Sizer
    • CommentTimeMar 14th 2010
    i also dont get why a TON of hardcore kids all love her.

    I'd be curious if all those "hardcore kids" are really a cross section of bored suburban white kids who are too lazy to find cool stuff on their own. Well, you get what you are willing to work for, and if she can screw 6 million people to buy her albums because she's a default "wow, that's edgy" angle, I'll find some humor in that. Or not.
    • CommentAuthoricelandbob
    • CommentTimeMar 14th 2010
    @joe.distort & Paul Sizer

    if the kids today were to see videos and performances of unbridled sexuality, their little heads would pop like yesterdays blackheads.

    and paul, your right. It HAS been done before and better, edgier, sleazier, sexier. I mean who now in the mainstream would produce something like this? La Roux?? Fuck off!
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    Ian King - Panic Grass & Fever Few
    English folk mixed and co-produced by Adrian Sherwood/Skip MacDonald
    Nicely done.
    • CommentTimeMar 14th 2010
    • CommentAuthorBoga_
    • CommentTimeMar 14th 2010
    Infinite Body - Carve Out the Face of My God
    Yellow Swans - Going Places
    Titus Andronicus - The Monitor
    Gorillaz - Plastic Beach
    Field Music - Measure
    • CommentTimeMar 15th 2010
    A lot of Secret Chiefs 3.
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    @icelandbob is it just me or does the low quality actually ADD something to the Sex Dwarf video. Also, supposedly there is a Nine Inch Nails cover of that song floating around somewhere which just sounds amazing.
    • CommentTimeMar 15th 2010
    Drugstore Fanatics - What's Born in The Basement

    • CommentAuthorstvn.wlsn
    • CommentTimeMar 15th 2010
    Bowie - Station to Station
    Dizzy Gillespie - Dizzy on the French Riviera
    Iggy Pop - lust for life
    Jesca Hoop - hunting my dress
    Jimi Hendrix - Valleys of neptune
    Midlake - The courage of others & the Trials of Van occupanther
    Vampire Weekend - Contra
    • CommentTimeMar 16th 2010
    From First to last - Throne to the Wolves
    Fightstar - Be Human
    Flobots - Survival Story
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    Zoroaster - Matador
    Wovenhand - S/T
    Omar Khorshid and His Guitar
    • CommentAuthortachyon42
    • CommentTimeJul 23rd 2010
    Browsing through some Riverside and the lead singer's project Lunatic Soul.

    post ambient type of music.

    And.....I attended the Star Wars In Concert this week in Hershey, PA. Excellent multimedia show, complete with symphony orchestra and lasers.

    Go see it if you are in the states(50 city tour or something).
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    I feel dubious about the resurrection of this thread instead of the creation of a new one, but as the latter is not my prerogative I shall merely pop in and mention that I have been listening to a lot of Andrew Jackson Jihad lately, cementing my love of the "depressing lyrics warbly voice upbeat tune" genre (c.f. the mountain goats). Apparently it's a thing :P