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Jose Jones Posted - 06/23/2009 : 15:13:01
i'm so thrilled about some albums lately, but i don't want to make a new topic for each one, so here's the list:

DEERHUNTER - microcastle
i just discovered this a couple months ago, and it's easily one of the best albums i've ever heard. i can't stop listening to it!

THE HANDSOME FAMILY - honey moon
beautiful, nearly flawless album. rennie sparks never disappoints. great summer night album.

ANIMAL COLLECIVE - merriweather post pavillion
haven't stopped listening to this one since january. endlessly wonderful.



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pot Posted - 07/12/2020 : 12:34:42
Cinderella
Troubles A Foot Posted - 07/08/2020 : 23:16:40
I've just been listening to my ipod on shuffle mode for two weeks straight. Some highlights:

The Ramones. I must confess I never put on Ramones albums though they are all on my ipod. I find them a bit repetitive to sit through, though being from the same town and high school as them, I feel incredibly attached to the Ramones as people and as a concept. I live a few blocks from "Joey Ramone Way" and there is a Ramones mural around the corner from me. However on shuffle mode, a Ramones song coming on is a wonderful delight.

I also have a handful of Elvis Costello albums on my ipod but never listen to them. A song pops up here and there and it's usually pretty fun.

Random Frank pop ups...songs from The Golem, Pixies demos, Catholics, etc...always great.

I have every volume of the Batman: The Animated Series score on my ipod (four 4-disc sets.) While film score is usually skipped on shuffle, there's been some wonderful little pieces that always amaze me...this was a damn children's cartoon and it has the noir-ish score of a feature film every week with a full orchestra, written by brilliant composers.

Hardcore Devo, a two-disc compilation of early "punk" Devo, is something on my ipod I never listened to. But songs pop on and they are pretty great.

PJ Harvey is a weird one for me. I only like two of her albums: Let England Shake and The Hope 6 Demolition Project. I had tried to listen to her other albums but they never hit me the way those did. But on shuffle various songs are popping up and I'm like hey, this is pretty damn good.

Bands I love but haven't listened to in years, being reminded how wonderful they are. April March, Ween, Violent Femmes, Cynthia Hopkins, Young Fresh Fellows, etc.
danjersey Posted - 06/20/2020 : 08:01:31
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=l9jX1KAKp78
F u
Stevio10 Posted - 06/20/2020 : 02:11:10
quote:
Originally posted by tisasawath

Suicide - Dream Baby Dream https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XyvhTIOJeJ4



Great! Suicide did the scariest song I've ever heard - Frankie Teardrop. I don't recommend listening to it walking home in the dark! State Trooper by Springsteen is inspired by that song.
pot Posted - 06/19/2020 : 18:37:20
Had a listen to the first 4 songs off the new Bob album. Sounds good. Sounds like a pre-death album also. I'll give it another go tomorrow but right now I am still smitten with Asha Lorenz

This band have great potential to be the next Sonic Youth or something

Great lo-fi indie sound, experimental and non-genre specific. They seem to have the right mix of experimental and melody that the Pixies had in their day.

Great new indie bands are coming around every year but I have a feeling about these guys.

Check out their debut album 925

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FiBTA5BCl1Y

Early demos/experimental video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u8YjRyYC-FA
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dVD83yPxa5c

Raw and acoustic and untouched (judge for yourself)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=70gojHLxc-E

They appear to have millions of stuff on youtube (enjoy)
coastline Posted - 06/19/2020 : 17:17:07
New Dylan album is sounding DAMN good.


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Bedbug Posted - 06/19/2020 : 10:25:15
New Dylan album is sounding good
pot Posted - 06/16/2020 : 05:18:39
Debut album from London indie band, Sorry. Quite a refreshing sound and original. Also remind me a lot of Peter Kernel and Drahla, two of my favourites.

https://open.spotify.com/album/1x4UFeq7sIZohSXgitqWXp
Bedbug Posted - 06/08/2020 : 13:17:32
24-7 Spyz

Best the best
tisasawath Posted - 06/06/2020 : 04:48:20
Suicide - Dream Baby Dream https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XyvhTIOJeJ4
pot Posted - 06/02/2020 : 20:58:36
Black Hearted Love

#BlackLivesMatter

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AupNf6DOaPg

Peace and love
pot Posted - 06/02/2020 : 17:11:42
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r28sgLOyGzM
pot Posted - 05/31/2020 : 12:02:26
Anarchy in the USA by Megadeth
Bedbug Posted - 05/28/2020 : 03:28:00
Adam Green has a nicely done cover of Love Will Tear Us Apart Again.

And I've been really into the Elk City cover of Monkey Gone to Heaven lately
pot Posted - 05/26/2020 : 13:02:30
Always a mark of a classic album if you come back more than ten years to revisit it and you still love the songs as much as you did when you first heard it. Never ever seen Benjy Ferree play live, or I mean live on Youtube and I don't think he has this band anymore and plays solo and everything he's released since hasn't been as good IMO but I totally love the whole country/farm thing about his first album, there are some really lovely songs on it. Anyway, here's Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn..

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3AurO_kjdLo
danjersey Posted - 05/24/2020 : 18:28:08
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=8Fxk2JrZgvAIím
Bedbug Posted - 05/22/2020 : 05:22:34
The Jack Black Hanukah album actually has a lot of good tunes on it, Flaming Lips, Adam Green, Tommy Guererro and a bunch more. I'm really enjoying listening to it.
pot Posted - 05/21/2020 : 16:33:33
Benjee Ferree's forgotten classic debut album Leaving The Nest
pot Posted - 05/18/2020 : 14:59:10
Happy 70th Birthday to Mark Mothersbaugh!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XcD_G2zOJuA
OLDMANOTY Posted - 05/11/2020 : 15:11:12
BC Camplight - Back To Work
https://youtu.be/py4prb2kQ1o
pot Posted - 05/04/2020 : 07:13:51
Really getting into Jessie Ware's first album Devotion. I suppose all you musical fascists aren't into her though. She's got a new song out which is alright IMO, not mad about it. But I think her first album is a stomper, really soulful and some of those bass lines (I think they're using the Arabic musical scale on the first track because it sounds a bit flat, but at the same time hot as fuck) The Gold Edition on Spotify has Acoustic versions on it too that are well worth a listen.

What can I say, I saw her on TV playing Glasto on the John Peel stage a few years back and she fucking owned it. Shit hot band as well, but not sure if they are still playing with her as the new stuff is synth.
coastline Posted - 05/03/2020 : 13:53:51
That one was a nice surprise when it dropped out of nowhere. Dylan just keeps producing, year after year. He also put out another one last month, "I Contain Multitudes," and it's good, too.

quote:
Originally posted by Bedbug

Murder Most Foul by Bob Dylan
2020
17 minute song about JFK




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If all you see is violins, then I make a plea in their defense.
coastline Posted - 05/03/2020 : 13:51:43
I love Lu. "Car Wheels on a Gravel Road" is a must. "World Without Tears," "Essence" and "West" are also great. Her really early stuff is kinda hard to listen to, when she was imitating old blues singers and hadn't figured out her own sound.

I love love love the lyrics to the song "Ventura":

Decide I'm gonna make myself
A little something to eat
Get can down off the shelf
Maybe a little something sweet

Haven't spoken to no one
Haven't been in the mood
Pour some soup, get a spoon and
Stir it up real good

I go out with a friend
Maybe a little music might help
But I can't pretend
I wish I was somewhere else

I wanna watch the ocean bend
the edges of the sun then
I wanna get swallowed up in
An ocean of love

Put on my coat
Go out into the street
Get a lump in my throat
And look down at my feet

Take the long way home
So I can ride around
Put Neil Young on
And turn up the sound

Drive up the coastline
Maybe Ventura
Watch the waves make signs
Out on the water

I wanna watch the ocean bend
the edges of the sun then
I wanna get swallowed up in
An ocean of love

quote:
Originally posted by pot

Just working my way through the entire back catalogue of Lucinda Williams on Spotify. Good mix of contemporary country and country blues. I wonder if I'll get through all 18 albums in one sweep? I am partial to a bit of country music these days, I think it's something that comes with age. All the truck driving Billy Ray Cyrus shit can fuck off though.




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If all you see is violins, then I make a plea in their defense.
Bedbug Posted - 05/01/2020 : 09:27:32
Murder Most Foul by Bob Dylan
2020
17 minute song about JFK
pot Posted - 05/01/2020 : 04:53:42
Just working my way through the entire back catalogue of Lucinda Williams on Spotify. Good mix of contemporary country and country blues. I wonder if I'll get through all 18 albums in one sweep? I am partial to a bit of country music these days, I think it's something that comes with age. All the truck driving Billy Ray Cyrus shit can fuck off though.
pot Posted - 04/30/2020 : 14:46:09
Some early Wham! classics. Or not really.. How about the new Lucinda Williams album? For example the song Bad News Blues.

Not really familiar with her music other than the stuff she did with Robert Plant a few years ago. Heard this song on a country music show on Radio 2 last night though and though it was quite bluesy. Sounds like she's been on the gin, like a proper snow tiger.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aD2pWCc9RJo
tisasawath Posted - 04/29/2020 : 15:02:06
Pet Shop Boys- no, wait, the Strokes- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2jna3dWEnzo
pot Posted - 04/23/2020 : 12:34:35
Eddie Argos was banging on about this new US indie band called Cheekface today, so I decided to check them out on Spotify and do you know; they are actually pretty fucking ace!

Also the boy Lard played a new Lovely Eggs song on the radio today, and I never really got into them the last time Wiggy Giggy was doing the round; in fact I found that song insufferably irritating. Nonetheless, they have a new album out and this track off it - You Can Go Now - is a real banger.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I4A-ZdsNruU
tisasawath Posted - 04/21/2020 : 12:33:18
quote:
Originally posted by danjersey

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=MRdIcWtb51g

March is over
April is in
Stomp on


wow, haven't seen Ian in ages. He's still him https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RzpRU347BDU
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=be7iNHw8QoQ
huh, just learned that Dan Spitz is now a watchmaker, cool...
Troubles A Foot Posted - 04/19/2020 : 14:13:21
quote:
Originally posted by coastline

Whoa. Tell me more. Where can I hear them?

[quote]Originally posted by Troubles A Foot

the songs left off of World Peace (included on a limited edition bonus CD) are my favorite Morrissey songs in the past 20 years and even his whole career, including The Smiths.




I'd be happy to get them to you, contact me through here:

http://www.jordancoopermusic.com/contact
coastline Posted - 04/19/2020 : 05:39:55
Whoa. Tell me more. Where can I hear them?

quote:
Originally posted by Troubles A Foot

the songs left off of World Peace (included on a limited edition bonus CD) are my favorite Morrissey songs in the past 20 years and even his whole career, including The Smiths.





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pot Posted - 04/18/2020 : 18:45:54
Twin Shadow seems to have gone under the radar for some reason. His last album is underrated IMO

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K8NknCq_UO0
Troubles A Foot Posted - 04/17/2020 : 17:00:28
I'm not too crazy about World Peace (except the last two tracks), but the songs left off of World Peace (included on a limited edition bonus CD) are my favorite Morrissey songs in the past 20 years and even his whole career, including The Smiths.

I wouldn't call the new album meh, I think it's very strong, and some of it even reminds me of real classic Morrissey, like the people in these houses song sounds like a Viva Hate tune.

Low In High School is one of my least favorite Morrissey albums but I have a lot of respect for it, it's really ballsy and focused and intense. It's just not my kinda thing in that it's oppressively political and my favorite Morrissey topic is more interpersonal relationships and love and the smaller things in life. The new album has more of that.

My favorite Morrissey album in "recent" years is Ringleader of the Tormentors, which I think is phenomenal and sometimes I'll even call it my favorite Morrissey album when I forget about Vauxhall and I.

I also love Years of Refusal, one of his most fun catchy rocking awesome albums.
coastline Posted - 04/17/2020 : 16:39:34
quote:
Originally posted by Troubles A Foot

The new Morrissey album has a few really great songs on it (Knockabout World is a favorite) but I have been disheartened and distracted by his use of autotune, which he may have been doing for a few albums now but feels impossible to ignore on this one. It's essentially blasphemy for Morrissey to cover his voice under layers of autotune and it actually shocks me Morrissey fans don't seem to mind this (I know because I checked in with the fan forum.)


I expected to really like this album. But it's meh. It's been that way for a couple albums now. I just end up going back to "World Peace Is None of Your Business," which was phenomenal.


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If all you see is violins, then I make a plea in their defense.
Troubles A Foot Posted - 04/12/2020 : 16:29:01
The new Morrissey album has a few really great songs on it (Knockabout World is a favorite) but I have been disheartened and distracted by his use of autotune, which he may have been doing for a few albums now but feels impossible to ignore on this one. It's essentially blasphemy for Morrissey to cover his voice under layers of autotune and it actually shocks me Morrissey fans don't seem to mind this (I know because I checked in with the fan forum.)

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