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    Today's Tunage Sandwich

    What's spinnin'?

    Me? You had to ask, dintcha.

    Troy'sXTC comp- The Thunder In Your Head. Good stuff, with only a few clunkers, imho. I made a copy for a friend who's also a fan, and he's digging it as well. Tanks!

    Dave Weckl Band's LIVE (and very plugged in)- A recent 2-disc release finds Dave and friends in what sounds like a club setting, showing off their mastery of their domains. As usual, very well-recorded, and astounding chops abound. I wish there were more songs I recognized, tho.

    Kinky- Atlas- Still getting used to this amalgam of styles. Hispanic electronica. Perky and great for road trips.

    Peter Murphy- Cascade- Would love to make a comp of this guy. If only I had more of his discs.

    The latest Hoobastank, The Reason. Rolling Stone gave it 2 or 2.5 stars. It'll tide me over 'til the new Incubus comes out. How come no one here likes Incubus?

    And Porky Tree and Uriah Heep, thanks to Demetrio, in a deal gone sour. At least for him.

    And you?

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    So, what were the XTC clunker songs, dood?



    That Starclock is extremely overproduced power pop. Some of it is excellent. Yes, it's grown on me.

    The last 2 tracks on that Supergrass disc are killers.

    Laika and the Cosmonauts are my favorite of the bazillions of modern retro-surf bands. Very Ventures.

    Keneally's "Sluggo!" is one of my favorite albums of the 90s.

    I made this dark little song in GarageBand. I laid every note by hand. No factory loops were used. I'm totally addicted.

    http://www.designshed.com/toonage/Fangs.mp3

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    Here's a pity response

    Alright Finch, since it's been 1.5 hours since you posted this and no-one has responded to you, I'll take pity on you and tell you what I've been listening to, even thought I don't usually participate in the Tuesday Spinach thread.

    The Trews - House of Ill Fame - I'm loving this disk (see previous post and concert review). This has dominated my listening time since I bought the disk two weeks ago.

    Live in the X Lounge VI - this is a disk sent to me by JDaniel. I think that it's a collection of songs recorded live in a radio station's studio. It's mostly accoustic and includes bands like Coldplay, REM, Jason Mraz, Peter Yorn and others. Very good.

    My own Canadian Comp - for those of you who requested copies, they will be going out shortly. Bad weather and a bad cold have kept me from making my way to the post office. My sincerest apologies for the delay.

    Finch's Heavy Hangers comp. And, yes, I turned the cover around. This is a little heavier than I usually listen to. Some good stuff on here but I need to be in the right mood. Good road rage music.

    DPM's Metal of Ages I and II - I loved disk I, but haven't gotten to disk II yet. It looks equally enjoyable. I'm hiding these from my husband for now. Otherwise, they'll end up in his truck and I'll never see them again.

    Nickelback- The Long Road - More of the same. If you've heard their last CD there's not much new here. It's all starting to sound the same to me. I'm almost regretting buying tickets for their concert on Feb. 10. But see below for the real reason I'm going.

    Three Days Grace - S/T - Getting ready to see them on Feb. 10. This is one of my favourite disks from 2003. They're opening for Nickelback.

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    I guess Troy took pity on you too!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Finch Platte
    What's spinnin'?

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    Jason Molina's new Pyramid Electric Co on a nice slab of vinyl.
    Just in yesterday- an Et Al comp from my pahdnuh in TX- thanks- It's my drive-time disk today and sounding great.
    Also, Live In The X Lounge from JDaniel, a commercial comp from one of the B'Ham radio stations that has some great acoustic live turns on it from Coldplay, REM, J. Mraz, etc............

    Picked up over the wk-end:
    Mekons, Journey To The End Of Night
    John Vanderslice, Cellar Door- indie-pop with a great attention to detail on production. I like it.
    Handsome Family, Singing Bones- they've been on my wishlist after hearing a few cuts along the way over the last year or so. HOLY ****E, this is a superb album! Southwest desert musical landscapes populated by sleepwalking girls in white nightgowns, bottomless holes, and ghosts who haunt all-night department stores. Brett Sparks sings "No one hears the singing bones"- I did and I'm damned glad, too. A quiet masterpiece.

    Waiting for the mail to bring Ghost's new release, Hypnotic Underworld. Supposed to be a giant-killer.
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    Any chance...

    ...I could get a copy of the Nickelback when you get over that cold? I listened to it at Tower and would have bought it, 'cept they wanted $1,654,924 for it.

    Road rage disc- that's about it, idden it?

    And yes, this is your pity reply. Sort of.

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    So, what were the XTC clunker songs?

    I'll listen to it in the car again, but my clunkers are probably your oh, never mind. I tend to like the bombastic-sounding songs w/ big drums, as opposed to the tinklier toons.

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    I wanna see Troy's set list for the XTC comp

    Ya Finchie, whata ya say are the lousy XTC toons on that comp?

    Anyhouse, I played:

    The new Pallas concert dvd. Man these guys are killer. I wish I could go to nearfest this year, only to see TMB and Pallas and Strawbs. This dvd is one of the few I can actually watch the whole thing. If you like IQ you should like this one a lot, I do, it's excellent.

    Queen - Innuendo. Excellent stuff on this.

    Ted Nugent - Ted Nugent. Ya I still like this set from 1975. Nobody played like Ted did back then.

    Ultravox - Vienna. I liked this album the first time I heard it and I still like it a lot. Ure's voice was great on this one.

    John Foxx - Metamatic - new wave synth doom gloom weirdness that is stunning. This is a way required album for anyone who likes old school new wave synth, and it's real heavy on the synth too.

    Jean Luc Ponty - Enigmatic Ocean.

    The new Fixx cd - it's getting better! Probably will end up liking it a lot after a while.

    The Tangent - gift fron Troy. I can tolerate this at best, too much noodling and wishy washy jazz/prog/whatever Roine stuff for me to really dig.

    Camel - Nod and Wink - I like this cd a whole lot. Muy excellento listen alone stuff on the hifi.

    Regards,

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    this weeks toons

    Here's my contribution

    The Coral......Magic and Medicine
    The Coral......Night freak and the Sons of Becker
    Blur .............Think Tank
    British Sea Power........The decline of..
    Neil Young......On the Beach
    The Ramones ....It's Alive
    Dandy Warhols.....13 Tales
    XTC/Dukes of......Chips from the Chocolate Fireball
    Joe Strummer.......Streetcore
    Jimmy Cliff......1st album
    The Turtles.......Greatest Hits
    Davey's Seasons Greetings 2003
    18 tracks years best Mojo

    Some good stuff, Two totally different efforts from The Coral.
    Great reggae, Jimmy Cliff.
    BSP.Love this.
    Great pop, the Turtles and Blur Dandy Warhols.

    Tony

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    Smile I'll play:

    Minutemen: Double Nickels On The Dime
    At The Drive In: Relationship Of Command
    Echo & The Bunnymen: Ocean Rain
    Derek And The Dominoes: Layla And Other Assorted Love Songs
    Opeth: Damnation
    "...and then at the end of the letter I like to write <i>'P.S. - this is what part of the alphabet would look like if Q and R were eliminated.'</i> "


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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave_G
    I Wanna See the Setlist for Troy's XTC comp
    Here yar Craptain America.



    Bonus point for the individual that can tell me which XTC song on this disc the lyric "The Thunder In Your Head" is from.

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    My choices

    Amy Whitehouse – Frank, R&B with a touch of soulful jazz
    Ryan Adams – Love is Hell, a mini gem which the record company rejected
    Joss Stone – Soul Sessions, has a raw 70’s sound to it
    Goldfrapp – Black Cherry
    The Strokes – Room On Fire
    Muse – Absolution
    Peter Gabriel - So
    Cranberrries – Wake up and Smell the Coffee
    Yes – Ultimate remastered collection, cracking stuff especially the 70’s material
    Black Eyed Peas – Elephunk, IMO better than Outkast
    Dandy Warhols – Welcome to the Monkey House
    Alex Gopher – You My Baby and I, worth it for the sampled Billy Holiday track

    Comps
    Hedkandi – Beach House comp
    JC’s best of 2003
    Govt Mule from Tony W, fantastic live sound over 3 discs
    Yello - Comp

    ps Great XTC cover Troy

    Cheers
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    Can't nail the lyric, but can nail the clunkers

    6,7,13,14,17 I bet are on Finchies clunker list.

    And maybe that lyric is encased in 1 of those songs. Those are the least known by me of the tracklist.

    I like the artwork a lot.

    Dave

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    Quote Originally Posted by mad rhetorik
    Minutemen: Double Nickels On The Dime
    At The Drive In: Relationship Of Command
    Echo & The Bunnymen: Ocean Rain
    Derek And The Dominoes: Layla And Other Assorted Love Songs
    Opeth: Damnation
    It's been a while since I spun DOUBLE NICKELS.. too long! One of my favorite pieces of vinyl is their PUNCH LINE ep.. I must have spun that thing a thousand times.. and it's easy considering it's only about 12 minutes on each side! But what an exhillerating listen. I finally got it autographed by Mr. Watt a few years ago..

    OCEAN RAIN is just fantastic. I never warmed up to any of their other albums like I have with that one.

    I'm allergic to Clapton.

    I listened to Opeth's DELIVERANCE this week.. what an intense listen that is.. I like DAMNATION a lot too.. it will be very interesting to hear what they do next.

    I can't remember if I listened to anything else besides my own comps this past week. Oh I spun most of RPM's Echoes of Dreams comp.. I wish he'd get in here already.

    I was working on another electronic/ambient/dub mix this past week. Has some more Paul Schutze, Bill Laswell and Autechre, some Laika and some Meat Beat Manifesto, even a little Beta Band and some My Bloody Valentine and a track I stole from Chris (Salmonella Dub).. came out real nice. Dunno why I've been in the mood for this stuff recently.

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    Fangs - The Vangelis in Troy comes out!

    Troy,

    Link some of your music to your night photos and yer set for a multi media gig.

    Keep at it.

    You could come up with something unique.

    Can you inject vocals.

    Dave

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave_G
    Troy,

    Link some of your music to your night photos and yer set for a multi media gig.

    You could come up with something unique.

    Can you inject vocals.

    Dave
    Funny you mention that, but a photographer I know is currently shooting a documentary on night photography and he's doing a segment on me (!) and when I played that track for him he immediately wanted to use a section of that song (with the sinister bass sax sound) as background for a slide show of my imagery in the film. Kewl!

    Yes, you can get a USB plug mic and it's just plug-n-play. I am still trying to find a cheap MIDI keyboard . . .

    My guess as to Finch's clunkers:
    12, 13, 15.

    Finch?

    Thanks Mike.

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    My past week:

    Thin Lizzy: Bad Reputation
    Led Zepplin: Houses of the Holy (I needed my dose of No Quarter)
    Jimi Hendrix: Electric Ladyland (likewise for 1983...A Mermaid...)
    The Mighty Lemon Drops: World WIthout End
    The Devlins: Drift
    Big Star: Third/Sister Lovers
    Joe Cocker: S/T
    Gov't Mule: The Deepest End (CD and DVD)
    Supergrass: In it for the Money
    Ben Harper: Diamonds on the Inside
    A Perfect Circle: Thirteenth Step
    Clearlake: Cedars
    The Shins: Chutes Too Narrow
    Sun Kil Moon: Ghosts of thew Great Highway
    The Stills: Logic Will Break Your Heart

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    re: Troy's XTC comp

    There are no clunkers on that comp as far as I can see. Nice!

    If I was doing an XTC comp, I couldn't resist putting "Living Through Another Cuba" on there, because I can never get enough of when Partridge ends the refrain with the big "-BA!" in Cuba. Call me shallow.

    I'll have to think a bit about the answer to your trivia question.

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    I've been listening a lot to Greendale from Neil Young and Crazy Horse. When I saw it performed live I thought it was quite overblown, but on record it just relaxes me and imparts large amounts of pleasure. It's amazing how such a big star can make an album that's so amaturish-sounding, yet its guilelessness is one of its main attractions. A winner, and my favorite album of his since Ragged Glory.

    Also, Weezer's self-titled debut has been getting a lot of recent play from me, since I downloaded it from iTunes. I really missed the boat on these guys when they first came out, although I wouldn't have if I was in high school when these guys hit. This is perfect teenage music. They're not afraid to be big and dumb and emotional, but at the same time they're really smart. Love the Beach Boys, Kiss and Cheap Trick influences. "Buddy Holly" and "Undone (The Sweater Song)" are just fantastic singles.

    I've been listening to a playlist I made of downloaded recent singles (hence my offer on the SuperBowl thread to put together a comp containing a lot of this stuff). Have folks heard "Danger! High Voltage" from the Electric Six? Or "Ignition Remix" from R. Kelly? Or "Made You Look" from Nas (for anyone who can stand rap)? I found some great toonage.

    The Cure, Head on the Door (another legally downloaded blast from the past).

    XTC, Black Sea and Oranges and Lemons

    The Police, Regatta de Blanc and Ghost in the Machine

    The Best of the Ronnettes

    Lou Reed, Ecstasy

    Outkast, Speakerboxx

    The Strokes, Room on Fire

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    So where's the Intruder?

    My listening included some great toons and some really bad ones. Almost all new from either the library or the used store:

    Stones year end comp. Good start-weaker middle (for me)-revs up near the end-wilts just a touch at the very end (again, for me). A couple of tracks would make my Rave Recs Best of 2003 comp and those would be-The Hidden Cameras-Ban Marriage, TV On The Radio's Staring At The Sun, and Sufjan Steven's track stands a fairly decent chance at showing up too. Thanks a ton Stone.

    Trance Classics-Various Artists
    Moby-Moby Songs
    Moby-S/T
    Uncle Dirtytoes-Foot To The Path-what was I thinking?
    Marianne Faithful-20'th Century Blues -Not one thing bluesy about this and believe it or not, that's not a good thing here.
    Dressed In Black-Johny Cash Tribute. Funny no matter who's singing I still hear Johnny Cash, a couple of tracks are uncanny, almost like they're doing voice impressions. No big names here Hank Williams III and Rev. Horton Heat are the only two I've even heard of.

    George Thorogood-Ride Till I die-a track or two is OK, the rest blows

    Ofra Haza-Desert Wind Been a fave since the early days of Sire Record samplers

    Elvis Presley-30 #1 Hits. sounds great!

    Neil Young-Are You Passionate?

    Bing Crosby-His Greatest Hits of the 30's. The man can sing, not always the best songs, but he can sing.

    Uncle Tupelo, March 16-20. Not nearly as good as I had hoped.

    Nick Lowe, Dig My Mood. NO THANKYOU! I doubt even DLD would like this although Failed Christian and Man That I've Become are listenable.

    Lynyrd Skynyrd-Vicious Cycle-Wow do these guys like power ballads. Too bad I don't but again, a track or two are OK.

    Aphex Twin-26 Mixes For Cash-Love this one

    Chris Thomas King-Dirty South Hip Hop blues, some outstanding songs on this one including the opening and Revelations

    All for now.

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    We had our carpet replaced at home last weekend so almost all of my music was packed away last week. What i was able to listen to was what was in my car and what i received in the mail.

    Allman Brothers - First and Second Set(s)
    Robert Randolph and the Family Band - Unclassified
    emmett swimming - fifty cent earplugs
    Brown Couch - Curious
    Dave Matthews - Remember Two Things
    Phish - Hoist
    Widespread Panic - Live From the Classic City (Disc 1)
    moe. - Warts and All, Vol. 3 (Disc 1)

    Also received in the mail World Party's "Goodbye Jumbo" from Swish. Thanks a ton for that one buddy! Just as great as i remembered it to be. And ChipB's Blues Deluxe 2 came yesterday. My favorite of that series. Thanks Chip for the replacement.

    Sadly i have nothing on the radar that i'm looking forward to buying.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skewiff
    The Coral......Night freak and the Sons of Becker
    I just picked that up, too, liked it a lot. Harder than their previous efforts. Not sure why it's called a mini-album, or why it's going to be limited.
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    Finally got to hear a couple of things I was quite curious about, and both disappointed me slightly. One was the Outkast double album, which a friend raved about. Speakerboxx I didn't connect with at all, really, and while I liked the Love Below much better, I still didn't think it was worth all the hype. Both are good, solid hip-hop albums, I guess, but either my standards are way too high or I've got to get the crud out of my ears. I'll have to give them both another listen, of course, but the first time around, it just didn't do it for me. I've got a copy of Aquanime, or whatever it's called, laying around also, I'll have to give that a try. I guess Andre 3000 is more to my liking than the other guy, but whatever. It just seems that Eminem remains the only guy around that can put together a rap album these days that I think is a great & inspired work from start to finish. But maybe I'm just being picky.

    Then I was listening to the new Califone, something about a Heron, which I was mighty curious about since Davey's so into them. Well...my usual comments about how so much indie-type stuff I hear sounds like this or that, blah blah blah, don't exactly apply. Still, I put it on with a blank slate in terms of expectations, & it sounded like a bit of a watered-down Captain Beefheart rip. Is that a terrible description? There were moments here or there, but overall it just didn't move me all that much. There's an extended jam, and I think I hear something along the lines of Dr. John's I Walk On Gilded Splinters, but I'm not sure. Maybe I need to give this one another listen also.

    I was a bit suspicious of Thrill Jockey in general after my experience with the Sea & Cake, but while the Califone rec is still definitely in my 'iffy at best' pile, there was a TJ offering that I thought was much better: Bobby Conn's Homeland. A good example of an indie-style singer-songwriter type rec that isn't all the things that all the other ones sound like to me, not so bland, not so boring. Now, just as I might listen to either the Outkast or the Califone & decide that I had rocks in my head the first time around, I might throw this one on again & wonder what it was I was hearing in it. So far, though, it made a good impression on me--even if only because, again, I had little in the way of expectations, and also because I had been let down by the others.

    Also managed to throw on Miles Davis' In A Silent Way a few times. Now this I didn't really expect to like at all, but I've gotta hand it to Mad Rhetorik, he nails it on this one. Way better, less constipated, more listenable than B*tches Brew. I mean, it's not really fusion. There may not be a hardcore jazz sensibility going on, but at least there's something I can go with. Nothing here screams at me to throw the disc out the window, like B*tches Brew or even On The Corner; actually I think it's pretty good. And I get the sense I'll like it more & more as I listen to it over time. I don't think I'll ever like it as much as, say, Sketches Of Spain, but I'll tell you what, it now piques my curiosity for Miles Smiles...I used to own a copy of Nefertiti, which isn't offensive, but not what I'd call very good, either. This? This is good. Me like. And considering when it was recorded--after Nefertiti, which I thought was just lite masturbatory noodling, and before B*tches Brew, which is heavy--like lead, only lead that, uh, smells real bad, if you can imagine such a thing--I just didn't think there was any way I'd like this. But hell, stranger things have happened.

    Heard the June Carter Cash album Wildwood Flower. GOOD stuff. I've got to get around to listening to that one again. In a similar vein, Cracker, with Leftover Salmon, O Cracker Where Art Thou, which are down-home country/bluegrassy sort of versions of Cracker songs. Oh, how precious. I mean, it's good, but Cracker always kind of annoyed me, in spite of some good tunes. The coy, contrived cleverness just kinda always rubbed me the wrong way. Don't know why. But Lowery started to annoy me a long time ago, when CVB was still together (they've re-formed, haven't they?). I can listen to Telephone Free Landslide Victory a million times a week & never tire of it; but the clever album titles, the 'look at me, I'm so clever' 'tude, the general glibness always bothered me. Oh, well. This is a pretty good rec all in all, even if it is gimmicky, representing that cleverness at its worst, if such a thing is possible.

    Heard an advance of the Brides Of Destruction. Won't be out for another month or so. I think it's Tracii Guns & Nikki Sixx? Whatever. Hey, there are a few Motley Crue songs I actually think are good, though I could never be bothered to actually buy one of their albums. This doesn't sound all that bad, all things considered, though I only got 4 songs in. I don't think it's the next Meet The Beatles or anything, but hey, considering the relative lameness of the genre, it sounded like there was at least some decent songwriting going on. I'll have to give it another spin though. I have to say, I'm not crazy about the idea that I'd like this rec more than the Outkast rec, but so far that's the case. Surprising, but true.

    Punk rock: Wire's On Returning, 1977-1979...never heard much of this band, I remember when they were around in the 80s, they were kind of techno-ish, or electronic, anyway, having gone that sort of route. All I'd ever heard of them was 12XU, on the Burning Ambitions comp. This is the sh*t. Although maf would probably tell me I'm an idgit for missing out on them for so long. Well, it was my loss. No longer. Jet--Get Born. Wow, great boogie-punk single; the rest of the album isn't spectacular, or anything, but with a single that amazing, it doesn't have to be. Probably the single best track I've heard in years, as much as I like some of the true anthems on the Strummer album. It just hit me real hard. And I heard another punk revival band, the God Awfuls, whose record will be coming out soon...considering the relative state of punk revival bands these days, I certainly wasn't expecting much. But instead of a bunch of snotnoses from Southern California who know nothing about nothing & do covers of stuff like Don Henley songs & filter their sound through Sum 41 as they filtered it through Blink 182 as they filtered it through Green Day...these guys seem to be a bunch of older snotnoses who do what they can to sound more like Social Distortion, maybe crossed with the Angry Samoans, than friggin' Suck 57 or Glop 318 or whatever the hell else these sucky bands call themselves. A yes vote, so far.

    Threw on some electronica & found something I liked, a couple of songs off the new Teflon Tel Aviv album, and something I didn't, Dani Siciliano & Chachi Jones. Then there was this Curse Of The Golden Vampire Album. Har-dee-har-har. I almost p*ssed myself laughing at this crap. Just got finished listening to the first Aztec Camera album; last night found the time to throw on Beck's Sea Change; listened to a bunch of Hendrix earlier; and then I was putting together a comp for one of these 'rap is not music' guys, for which I have a wider array of choices than I did the last time I did one of these, which was probably for HYFI. Outside of that, there is no good music anymore.

    I don't like others.

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    The Coral

    Quote Originally Posted by Dusty Chalk
    I just picked that up, too, liked it a lot. Harder than their previous efforts. Not sure why it's called a mini-album, or why it's going to be limited.
    I've not heard it yet but I liked their last two offerings. I've read it was the band that wanted to push the album out a sort of stop gap before the next album. It was a hurried affair recorded in a week and will be a limited edition.

    So far it seems to get mixed reviews from pure brilliance to why did they bother. Personally if I'm shelling out for something I would rather it was worth the effort but I'll reserve judgement until I've heard it.

    Cheers
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    Haven't had much time to listen, as I'm on the road, but here's a few I brought with me and have listened to:

    The Shins - Chutes Too Narrow

    Van Morrison - Astral Weeks

    Devendra Banhart - Oh Me Oh My . . .

    Etoile de Dakar (feat. Youssou N'Dour) - Etoile de Dakar Vol. 1

    Manu Chao - Proxima Estacion Esperanza
    A client is a huge world music fan and he's slowly feeding me a lot of the stuff he really likes. This was one he gave to me recently to listen to (as was the Youssou N'Dour) and I must say it's fantastic. It's upbeat and accessible, almost reggae, but it can't really be categorized that neatly. A really fun record.
    And the world will turn to flowing pink vapor stew.

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