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08-02-2005, 04:31 AM
For me it's the...

Editors - The Back Room, very Interpol sounding but good with it.

James Blunt - Back To Bedlam, had this a while and not listened to it that much but it's pretty good in the David Gray singer/songwriter mould.

Stephen Fretwell - Magpie, this came out last year but it's now getting a lot of attention, acoustic singer songwriter stuff again but I think this will stand the test of time.

The Bravery - The Bravery, everybody talks about the Killers but overall I prefer this 80's style bands sound.

Decemberists - Picaresque, I like this but I still prefer Castaways and Cutouts but that's just me.

Ocean Blue - Cerulean, a board member kindly let me on this little secret, a great little album how but come I never heard them before.

Bedouin Soundclash - Sounding A Mosaic, highly recommended if somebody want some Summer sounding easy on the ear influenced reggae.

Others include Coldplay, Mountain Goats, Arcade Fire and my definite favourite of the year so far British Sea Power.


PS Davey if you are out there you need to pm me your address, I've got some stuff to send you.

08-02-2005, 08:07 AM
Here's my latest:

The Hold Steady - Separation Sunday: This disc just refuses to leave my cd player! I can't really explain what it is that I enjoy so much about the album, but there is something there that I really enjoy. Best I've heard in a long time.

Rilo Kily - More Adventurous - Starts off really strong, but I keep losing interest during the last 1/4 or so.

Common - Be - I'm not a huge fan of rap, but I think this is a great disc. Very smooth with intelligent lyrics.

Pinback - Summer in Abadon: This was recommended by a fellow rave rec member. These guys are great, and the last track is stellar.

Neutral Milk Hotel - In the Aeroplane over the Sea: Classic

Clap your Hands say Yeah - s/t: Energetic, intelligent pop. Highly recommended.

Stephen Malkmus - Face the Truth: Despite the rave reviews, and my love for Pavement, I just can't get into this. I think I'll put it aside for now.

Corey Harris - Downhome Sophisticate: Great "new" blues. Good mix of blues with some world music rhythms thrown in for good measure.

Talking Heads - The Name of This Band is the Talking Heads: A great live album. This showcases the immense talent in this band.

08-02-2005, 08:53 AM
Threw this collection of 80's albums into the carousel player last Friday and shuffled thru the weekend:
1) China Crisis - What Price Paradise
2) Pete Townshend - White City
3) Berlin - best of
4) Tears for Fears - Tears Roll Down
5) what the heck was that last one? (...later that day...oh yeah; Yaz - Upstairs at Erics)

thanks for the flashback FA! :D So what did you get with your $100?

Other than that:
Genesis- Abacab
Pink Floyd - Animals
Sting - Ten Summoner's Tales
Led Zep - In Through the Out Door
Talking Heads - Speaking in Tongues
Morcheeba - Parts of the Process
Frost - Melodica
One Dove - Morning Dove White (sorry Davey, I'm trying, but I'm not digging it as much as you. It has it's moments tho)
The Ocean Blue - Davey Jones Locker (IMO "Cerulean" is tOB's only real start-to-finish great album, the rest are hit-n-miss)

Genesis- Duke
Hastily thrown together Pearl Jam comp

What Would Jesus Play? (thanks Mike!)

08-02-2005, 10:01 AM
No Moody Blues for me today.

Roy Harper, Stormcock
Nektar, Down To Earth
Van Der Graaf Generator, Present
Porcupine Tree, Warzawa

08-02-2005, 11:14 AM
Spocks beard beware of darkness, V and the kidness of strangers great music on all three.
mogway happy songs,,,,
Genesis nursery crime
Some latin trova from delgadillo and filio.

08-02-2005, 12:23 PM
:p dug out of the net some old stuff with Hawkwind, with Calvert they were great
also found in second hand store,Grave New World with Strawbs, nice sound that is rare nowdays, that band had Rick Wakeman before he joined Yes.
some Nick Cave, but he is from down under.
Crimson live 1973 bootlegs
the new ELP dvd, From the Beginning, great stuff.
Jethro Tull is played all through the year.
Tom Waits also.

Dusty Chalk
08-02-2005, 04:23 PM
Mostly that War of the Worlds box. Rocks. The out-takes are fun. The Spanish narrator, in particular, is amusing.


Antimatter, new one
Giles, Giles
Red Sparrowes, current one

08-02-2005, 07:36 PM
Hey, Mike.

Exploring, in depth, some of the CDs I picked up over the last year, or so:

The Futureheads - The Futureheads
Mark Lanegan - Bubblegum
American Music Club - Love Songs For Patriots
Devendra Banhart - Nino Rojos
Sufjan Stevens - Seven Swans
Earlimart - Treble & Tremble
Elliott Smith - From a Basement on the Hill

That's it, for now.


08-03-2005, 07:12 AM
Mostly just the La's debut and that Shack Waterpistol I got recently. That La's debut is one of my all-time faves. What a perfect record to spin when you want to get your mind awake and just feel good. Twelve first rate pop songs in a row without a single track that is even close to not good. Produced (in the end) by Steve Lillywhite and released in 1990 after many delays due to lead man Lee Mavers perfectionism. Apparently he was disatisfied with the sound, wanting a dirtier feel to it, kind of like the early Who or Faces, I guess. Many bands have since covered songs from it, but it's the real deal.

So I heard recently that the La's are touring now. Played a few dates in the UK and saw them posted on the concert lineup at a big upcoming Japanese music festival. Hopefully that means some new songs coming out too! The lineup mentioned was Lee Mavers (vox, guitar), John Power (bass, backing vocals), Jay Lewis of band Cracatilla (guitar) and Nick Miniski (drums), but Miniski was replaced by Mavers' schoolfriend Jasper by the time The La's played their fourth reunion date.

I've always loved Shack's HMS Fable album that came out in the late 90s (I think chrisnz rec'd it at the time), but I've been listening to Waterpistol pretty much exclusively ever since getting it a couple weeks ago, and it just has that same classic sound as The La's. Almost like a companion piece at times. It was originally completed in 1991, not long after that classic La's debut, but then the masters were lost in a studio fire. And the producer even lost his DAT copy in a rental car, not knowing that a fire had destroyed the masters. The DAT was later recovered but still set dormant until the German Marina label finally released it in 1995. And what a lost classic it is! Shouldn't say it already, but I can tell it's gonna be a favorite long into the future. Very nice ....

Ex Lion Tamer
08-03-2005, 07:40 AM
The Kinks - Lola versus Powerman & the Moneyground
The Pretenders - Learning to Crawl
The Oyster Band - Ride
Mark Lanegan Band - Bubblegum
Sun Kil Moon - Ghosts of the Great Highway
Calexico - Feast of Wire
Ryan Adams - Heartbreaker
Sly & the Family Stone - There's A Riot Going On
Holy Cole Trio - Don't Smoke in Bed

And thanks to Stone, I listened to Leater-Kinney's The Woods and Of Montreal's The Sunlandic Twins...the S-K album sounds like a really good one, a little early to give more than a mixed review of Of Montreal, which didn't create as positive a first impression as The Woods. I'll try to give some more spins this week. Thanks a lot Stone.

08-03-2005, 10:46 AM
well for one, I'm a few songs into Sloshy's MIDSUMMER comp. Thanks pal. Looks great.

also, gave a solid listen to SUMDAY by Grandaddy. This is one pillow of an album. Like, the pillowy aspects of the Flaming Lips puffed up a hunnert times. Very catchy, and probably not best that I listened to it in the car. But it was daytime, for night driving, I don't think that this would be a good idea.

Spun Coheed & Cambria IN KEEPING.....3 album.. it's a grower.. had it probably almost 2 years, but still growing a little every time. Very schizoprhenic, going from Metal to Prog to Power Pop to Emo.. sometimes I find it fascinating how these influences play themselves out all in the course of one song..

Got some things from the library, will report next week.


08-03-2005, 02:38 PM
. . . gave a solid listen to SUMDAY by Grandaddy. This is one pillow of an album.Great description. :)

FWIW, that comp was made for just me and I wasn't gonna distro it because so many of the songs were on other comps (mostly Davey's), but hey, I had some jewel cases lying around and I hadn't done one in so long and when I first listened to it I thought it was pretty decent (you know how that goes, right?) . . . Well, not the most original comp but you get what you pay for :cool:

NP: Oxes - Oxxxes

08-03-2005, 05:25 PM
bunch a stuff for me...

Railroad Earth - Bird in a House
Railroad Earth - Black Bear Sessions
Assembly of Dust - Finest Hour
Mike Doughty - Haughty Melodic
The Bomb Squad - Sophistafunk
Chris Thile - Deceiver
Clem Snide - End of Love
Jamie Cullum - Twentysomething
Lonesome River Band - Finding the Way
Lonesome River Band - Talkin' to Myself

the new Mike Doughty i really really like. the Chris Thile stuff is crap... a huge divergence from his bluegrass stuff and its bad. can't say enough good things about jamie cullum. anyone who like ray lamontagne should check cullum out.