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Swish
07-12-2005, 03:55 AM
I admittedly haven't been listening too much of late, but I got my hands on some new stuff and dusted off some older material and am committed to listening more in the coming weeks.
Here's my list:

British Sea Power - Open Season
Shelby Lynn - Suit Yourself
Ducks Deluxe - Taxi to the Terminal Zone
Over the Rhine - Good Dog Bad Dog
The Church - el momento descuidado
Hypnolovewheel - Angel Food
The Long Ryders - Native Sons
Bobby Darin - Live at the Desert Inn
Ryan Adams and the Cardinals - Cold Roses
The Mountain Goats - The Sunset Tree
13 & God - Alien Transistor
Shout Out Louds - Howl Howl Gaff Gaff
Arcade Fire - Funeral

Swish Baby

Stone
07-12-2005, 04:43 AM
Of Montreal - The Sunlandic Twins
This album is addicting. Great, often new-wavish, poppy hooks through most of this album just keep me coming back for more. I love the percussion and synth that they sprinkle throughout the album.

Okkervil River - Black Sheep Boy

Shrimp Boat - Speckly

Johnny Cash - Bitter Tears

Marah - 20,000 Streets Under the Sky

Tim Hardin - 3: Live

The Oranges Band - The World & Everything In It

-Jar-
07-12-2005, 04:53 AM
A Perfect Circle - THIRTEENTH STEP (got about halfway through it, waiting on something to reach out and grab me, but so far, just a lot of pretty colours, though there was one track, can recall, that had some really nice Cure-like guitarwork)

Modest Mouse - BUILD SOMETHING OUT OF NOTHING (like this a lot, I think I like this stuff better than MOON & ANTARCTICA, it's much more relaxed and easy)

Muse - ABSOLUTION (I had heard most of this before, but finally picked it up, and it's pretty much what I expected and enjoy, big dramatic, almost orchestral rock with lots of changes in tempo, mood and dynamics.. a great cd all around. They're a very cohesive unit, it would be easy for music like this to be really bogged down because the sound is so big, but they also move gracefully and quick like a ballet dancer, or something.. it was cool seeing them on Live 8 too)

-jar

Mike
07-12-2005, 06:07 AM
Steel Pulse, Island Anthology. A 2 CD remastered collection made up of tracks culled from their first 3 albums. Hugely underated reggae band from the early 80ís.

Gorillaz, Demon Days

Black Uhuru, Collection. A solid compilation really brings out the sound of Sly Dunbar and co

British Sea Power, Open Season. One of my faves this year so far

Kraftwerk, Minimum Maximum. I usually donít care for live albums but this has obviously been tweaked (yer right Dusty) in the studio.

Guster, Goldfly. They remind me of Crowded House roundabout the Woodface album with simple harmonies and catchy tunes.

Foofighters, In Your Honour. I prefer the softer acoustic CD, but itís a nice idea one hard one soft CD.

Coldplay, X&Y

Iron and Wine, Our Endless Days. Now Iím not a lyric man but these songs really connect with me

Magic Numbers, Magic Numbers. Woah back to the 70ís big time

Comps
The Pixies, Thin Lizzy, John Martyn and The Clash


Cheers
Mike

Troy
07-12-2005, 07:10 AM
A light week.

King Crimson- Power to Believe.
Isildurs Bane- Mind Volume 1
Roland Orzabal- Tomcats Screaming
Ines- Hunting the Fox
Platypus- Ice Cycles
Jason Falkner- Can You Still Feel?

Doing a lot of my own stuff too:
http://www.macjams.com/song/song_profile.php?lid=11467

Duds
07-12-2005, 08:11 AM
Thirteenth Step is an awesome disc!!!!
"Pet" might just be the tune that reaches out and grabs you by the....



A Perfect Circle - THIRTEENTH STEP (got about halfway through it, waiting on something to reach out and grab me, but so far, just a lot of pretty colours, though there was one track, can recall, that had some really nice Cure-like guitarwork)

Modest Mouse - BUILD SOMETHING OUT OF NOTHING (like this a lot, I think I like this stuff better than MOON & ANTARCTICA, it's much more relaxed and easy)

Muse - ABSOLUTION (I had heard most of this before, but finally picked it up, and it's pretty much what I expected and enjoy, big dramatic, almost orchestral rock with lots of changes in tempo, mood and dynamics.. a great cd all around. They're a very cohesive unit, it would be easy for music like this to be really bogged down because the sound is so big, but they also move gracefully and quick like a ballet dancer, or something.. it was cool seeing them on Live 8 too)

-jar

newtrix1
07-12-2005, 10:21 AM
house full of people ranging from toddlers to 50 somethings. I picked a bunch of titles that might appeal to the masses:

Green Day - American Idiot
Amos Lee - s/t
Sony Music 100 Years - Soundtrack For a Century (4 disc set)
Ink Spots - Greatest Hits
The Eagles - Their Greatest Hits
Madeleine Peyroux - Careless Love
The Ocean Blue - Cerulean
Steely Dan - Aja & Gaucho
Sting - Nothing Like the Sun
Steve Winwood - Arc of a Diver

richmon
07-12-2005, 10:29 AM
Bad luck on the equiment front- my new Cary 303/200 CD player, recently purchased, broke down, getting a refund for it, then my MF X10D tube buffer dropped a channel . But played some disc's on a patched together rig anyway:

Wobbler 'Hinterland' - been listening to this daily for two weeks, getting better with every listen, hints of Anglagard, Genesis, King Crimson detected. Verry good.
England 'Garden Shed' - supposed to be like a lost Genesis classic. The first two songs are misleadingly bad, songs 3-end are real good in that early Genesis style.
Gordian Knot 'Emergent' -took a long time to warm up to this, some good riffing here.
Tom Petty 'Echos'
Tempus Fugit 'tales from the forgotten world' -symphonic goodness.
Klaus Shulze 'Timewind'
Amon Duul 'Wolf City'
Eloy 'Ocean'
Gentle Giant 'Power and the Glory' 35th anniversary reissue. Good but not their best stuff.

MasterCylinder
07-12-2005, 12:07 PM
I just got a new car -- it has the XM radio capability and the first 3 months are free -- after that, they try to sell you a subscription.
Thus, I've been listening to nothing else in the car -- not sure that I will opt for the subscription, but as long as I have it for free, I'm listening.

C-Z
07-12-2005, 02:44 PM
Troy - Can you describe the Orzabal album? Isuldur's Bane worth getting? Never seen anything by IB in a store.

Not much playing the last week. Did break out and set up a turntable for the first time in a long while, so playing a few vinyl oldies.

King Crimson - ... Court ...
Skywalk - Silent Witness
Charlie - various
Snail
Dead can Dance
Montrose
Edgar Winter - They Only Come Out At Night
some more probably

I need some new tunes. Desperately.

C-Z

Olivertmc
07-12-2005, 03:21 PM
I admittedly haven't been listening too much of late, but I got my hands on some new stuff and dusted off some older material and am committed to listening more in the coming weeks.
Here's my list:

British Sea Power - Open Season
Shelby Lynn - Suit Yourself
Ducks Deluxe - Taxi to the Terminal Zone
Over the Rhine - Good Dog Bad Dog
The Church - el momento descuidado
Hypnolovewheel - Angel Food
The Long Ryders - Native Sons
Bobby Darin - Live at the Desert Inn
Ryan Adams and the Cardinals - Cold Roses
The Mountain Goats - The Sunset Tree
13 & God - Alien Transistor
Shout Out Louds - Howl Howl Gaff Gaff
Arcade Fire - Funeral

Swish Baby

Swish:

How is the new Ryan Adams? I love Gold, but have not been thrilled with his more recent stuff. Also, what is British Sea Power like? I see them mentioned a lot around here. Thanks!

Olivertmc

ForeverAutumn
07-12-2005, 05:35 PM
Guster, Goldfly. They remind me of Crowded House roundabout the Woodface album with simple harmonies and catchy tunes.

That sounds very interesting. IMHO Woodface is Crowded House's best. So I checked out their web site and not only was the music very good, but they appear to have a great sense of humour....

Q: Are you guys a Christian band?

A:Rather than answer this one with a simple yes/no, we suggest you check the following sources for clues: 1) Brian's last name -- "Rosenworcel." 2) Any photo of Ryan where you can see his profile. 3) The Guster Backstage Contract Rider, where we stipify that "the dressing room must be furnished with plenty of borscht, noodle kugels, potato latkes, gefilte fish and homemade rugulah for dessert."

Goldfly is a little pricey, but I put Keep It Together on my wishlist.

Mike, I'm curious, what are your thoughts on the new Cold Play? I picked up The Kaiser Chiefs on the weekend based on your many raves about this band. After two spins, I'm really liking this disk a lot. Great stuff!

Mike
07-13-2005, 12:42 AM
Mike, I'm curious, what are your thoughts on the new Cold Play? I picked up The Kaiser Chiefs on the weekend based on your many raves about this band. After two spins, I'm really liking this disk a lot. Great stuff!

Hey FA glad you like the Kaiserchiefs I rate them highly with new all the new bands on the scene, plus they hail from Leeds which is pretty local to me.

As for Coldplay I really like the latest album but then I liked the previous album too which had a mixed reception. It's very U2 sounding in places and more commercial than their first which had a very Radiohead sound. There is a bit of a Coldplay backlash going on at the moment not helped by Chris Martyn shooting his mouth off saying they will be or are already the best band in the world. They are not and never will be IMO, but saying that it will probably feature in my top ten of the year somewhere.

And glad you've looked into Guster, if you like straight ahead well produced harmony pop I haven't found a better band, I've got three of their albums and they are all good. I love the Crowded House Woodface acoustic sound and that was my way into Guster, if you want to try a bit and fancy a trade pm me. Thinking about it I've got another comp of recent mainly British indie pop bands if you want to try some more like the Kaiserchiefs.

Cheers
Mike

newtrix1
07-13-2005, 02:44 AM
Dude at work turned me on to Guster a few years back. He and I were talking about them recently and we concurred that "Lost and Gone Forever" was our favorite album. We both felt that it's their most consistant and accessible album. Do you agree Mike?

Mike
07-13-2005, 03:28 AM
Dude at work turned me on to Guster a few years back. He and I were talking about them recently and we concurred that "Lost and Gone Forever" was our favorite album. We both felt that it's their most consistant and accessible album. Do you agree Mike?

To be honest Rick I like all of their albums equally, but maybe yer right it has the edge. I saw a DVD of theirs 'On Ice Live From Portland' the other day which I nearly bought but opted for something else instead. I read somewhere they use their hands no stick for the drum sounds which is unusual.

Cheers
Mike

Swish
07-13-2005, 04:43 AM
Swish:

How is the new Ryan Adams? I love Gold, but have not been thrilled with his more recent stuff. Also, what is British Sea Power like? I see them mentioned a lot around here. Thanks!

Olivertmc

Ryan Adams. It's a two disc offering with pretty much basic pop/rock that very accessible, making it just an ok purchase for me. I've only listened to it once and wasn't especially impressed, although I found nothing off-putting, I didn't find anything all that interesting either.

As for BSP, I like this new one much better than the first one, and I hope they stay in this direction. Very nice Brit-pop/rock covering a number of styles. Highly recommended!

Sorry I didn't take more time, but I gotta run to Atlantic City and don't have much time to
type!

Regards,
Swish

Mike
07-13-2005, 05:03 AM
As for BSP, I like this new one much better than the first one, and I hope they stay in this direction. Very nice Brit-pop/rock covering a number of styles. Highly recommended!

Swish

I'll second the BSP it's a good un' they seem to have polarised opinions on this one as it's a bit of a departure from their debut but it's thumbs up from me. It's easy on the ear Britpop/punk rock at its finest.

I've not heard the Ryan Adams yet but it's on my hitlist so I'll probably pick it up soon, It's a double CD as Swish says but no doubt I'll be cherry picking a few tracks from it for a comp. That guy (Adams that is not Swish) could sing the telephone directory and it would sound good.

Cheers
Mike

Stone
07-13-2005, 05:12 AM
The Ocean Blue - Cerulean


I love this album. I recently found an unopened copy of Davy Jones' Locker in a used bin, and picked it up. It's surprisingly good, but the first two albums still stand head and shoulders above the rest as far as I'm concerned.

Mike
07-13-2005, 06:08 AM
I love this album

Sounds like another for the wishlist after just listening to some samples, I'll check out some used sites

Cheers
Mike

Troy
07-13-2005, 06:36 AM
Troy - Can you describe the Orzabal album? Isuldur's Bane worth getting? Never seen anything by IB in a store.

I need some new tunes. Desperately.

C-Z

The Orzabal sounds like "Element" era Tears for Fears. Rich, dense and more rocking than most T4F.

I've never seen Isildurs Bane in a store either. I have 2 discs and they are CDrs shipped to me years ago. They are a hybrid mix of rock sensability and classical orchestration. Very arty-farty, very Swedish Progrock. Not a daily player, but when the mood strikes, it's a great play.

kingcrim05
07-13-2005, 06:49 AM
Arena - Contagion
Spock's Beard - The Light
Porcupine Tree - In Absentia, Lightbulb Sun
311 - Grassroots
Atmosphere - Lucy Ford
Mars Volta - Frances the Mute

And believe it or not, i've been spinning Danny Elfman's "The Nightmare Before Christmas" lately...don't ask why....

newtrix1
07-13-2005, 07:42 AM
To be honest Rick I like all of their albums equally, but maybe yer right it has the edge. I saw a DVD of theirs 'On Ice Live From Portland' the other day which I nearly bought but opted for something else instead. I read somewhere they use their hands no stick for the drum sounds which is unusual.

Cheers
Mike
I have that DVD, and yes, the drummer plays quite often sans stix. He must load up on asprin before & after performing 'cause that's gotta hurt!

Check you PM Mike.

ForeverAutumn
07-13-2005, 09:06 AM
And believe it or not, i've been spinning Danny Elfman's "The Nightmare Before Christmas" lately...don't ask why....

I LOVE that soundtrack and the movie too, of course. It wouldn't have been the same movie without Elfman's quirky music.

nobody
07-13-2005, 09:09 AM
A day late and a dollar short...big shock, huh?

Anyway, mostly older stuff lately with a few exceptions.

My version of classic rock with some <b>Ventures</b>, both their first <i>Walk Don't Run</i> and their second, self-titled one. Kept the instrumental vide going with some <b>Duane Eddy</b> both <i>Have Twangy Guitar Will Travel</i> and <i>Especially for You</i>. Also played some <b>Jerry Lee Lewis</b> from his time at Smash records, including <i>Golden Hits</i>, where he redoes his biggest hits and also covers some Hank Williams stuff, and <i>Brings back the Rock</i>, where the covers this time are Chuck Berry tunes, along with a few new for the time originals tossed in as well. Also listened to some old Soul/R&B/Blues/Whatever. <b>Frankie Lymon</b>, <b>Nat King Cole</b>, <b>The Platters</b>, <b>Howlin' Wolf</b>

Before that, went through a bunch of 80s stuff, including <b>Style Council</b> <i>My Everchanging Moods</i>, which I find frustrating as all their stuff with great songs mixed in with absolute crap. They do well with poppier stuff and mellow stuff, but when he tries to get funky, it's just sad and Weller's psuedo rap attempt just hurts. Also listened to a bunch of <b>English Beat</b>, burning all the albums to disc for someone, along with the first Madness LP. Tossed on <b>The Clash</b> <i>Sandinista</i>, which is always a great listen. Anyone else remember <b>The Untouchables</b>? They were an interesting take on the 2-tone thing outta California, but with a more direct Caribbean vibe, including influences outside Jamaica as well. Played them a bit, along with an old EP from <b>UB40</b> with a funny song about pot that I hadn't heard forever.

Finally got to hear some newer stuff thanks to JC. <b>The Nationals</b> <i>Aligator</i> on first listen is fantastic, one of my favorites of the 80s retro things. Sounds like the retro mach is heading more into the mid, verging on late 80s now. I liked the new <b>British Sea Power</b> a whole lot too. My favorites song of their is still <i>Remember Me</i>, but overall I like this album better than the debut. I only got in a quick listen so far to the <b>Shout Out Louds</b>, but was digging it. I need to hear more before I say much. And, I can see how Jim's getting addicted to those soundboard recordings. He hooked me up with one from the <b>Raveonettes</b>, and it is really a fun listen. I've been playing it in the car, so I'm still curious to hear it on my regular stereo, but it sounds like the sound quality is very high, although it has an oddly disconnected vibe. Still something I wanna hear more of. Jim...did you get that off line or did someone send you that? If it?s from online, could ya post the site again? I may end up hooked on these things too.

OK...that's plenty for now.

ForeverAutumn
07-13-2005, 09:10 AM
I only got in a quick listen so far to the <b>Shout Out Louds</b>, but was digging it. I need to hear more before I say much.

Please keep me posted on The Shout Out Louds. This is a band that I'm very curious about. They're playing a show here with The Redwalls opening for them. Sounds like a good match-up and a show that might be worth seeing. But's it's probably on a Wednesday night and won't start until 10:00. I guess the working crowd isn't the target market for these sorts of things.

Dusty Chalk
07-13-2005, 10:36 PM
Paul Anka's silly covers CD -- Richard Cheese did it first and better, albeit not better better, which is better. (No, that's not a question.)

Arena, Pepper's Ghost -- not bad on first listen

Leaves' Eyes, Elegy -- in the Lacuna Coil/Nightwish camp, with perhaps a pinch of latterday Amorphis, enjoyably so

v/a, Dancing with the Ferret -- label comp, great stuff

On my wish list (heard in the listening station): new Project Pitchfork and Melotron! Dagnabit.

newtrix1
07-14-2005, 02:55 AM
I have 3 OB albums, but that one gets played far more frequently than the others. I still don't have Davey Jones Locker, it was on my wishlist for ages, but it eventually slipped off and drifted to the bottom of the ocean ;). Thanks for the reminder, I think l'll put it back on.


I love this album. I recently found an unopened copy of Davy Jones' Locker in a used bin, and picked it up. It's surprisingly good, but the first two albums still stand head and shoulders above the rest as far as I'm concerned.

Swish
07-14-2005, 04:54 AM
I have 3 OB albums, but that one gets played far more frequently than the others. I still don't have Davey Jones Locker, it was on my wishlist for ages, but it eventually slipped off and drifted to the bottom of the ocean ;). Thanks for the reminder, I think l'll put it back on.

Their hometown is less than 20 minutes from where I now live, but a couple of them lived in a bohemian sort of place in the hills in the southern part of my county. One of my good friends used to chat with them now and again since they were only a couple houses apart. I guess that's not much of a story or a "brush with fame", is it?

Swish

audiobill
07-15-2005, 12:24 PM
Hi, folks.

Today, Friday, I thought I'd take a little respite from the sun and venture into the local library here, on Anna-Maria Island, on the suncoast.

My family and I are having an absolute ball. Seafood most nights, beach and pool every day, and plenty of cold beer. Life is good. In fact, this stretch of beaches along Longboat Key, Lido Key, and Anna-Maria Island bodes well for contemplating what to do and where to possibly live (part-time), during retirement. We love these little islands off of Florida's Gulf. I know, I know,.........retirement is a long way off, but... might as well be prepared!!

Other highlights: Offshore Boat Races (the NASCAR of boating), July 4th fireworks in Sarasota Bay, July 4th parade, Cigars from Bennington's on St. Armand's Circle, Shamu at Seaworld, and sunsets.

Other other musical hightlights: took two discs to the pool today that I haven't listened to for a while.....

Modest Mouse's "Good news for People who like Bad news" -- a thoroughly uplifting set of songs that age well. What a great band!!

Nick Cave's "Boatman's Call" -- the polar opposite of the above-mentioned CD... but what a gem of a downer and what a great voice!!


Also, I've been catching-up on movies: Ong-Bak (best martial arts film I've seen since Bruce Lee's work), War of the Worlds, Be Cool (sad excuse of a film), Frequency (what a great story -- a must see).

Got to go.

Just thought I'd drop everyone a line to let u know I'm still alive,

Bill