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What are you listening to?

Postby shando » June 2nd, 2006, 11:32 am

Hey, since there's no music club thread, I thought I'd post this one here.

What records are you listening to right now?

Here's my recent hit list:

Ships, by Danielson (this album is fucking amazing--Deerhoof meets Sufjan Stevens fronted by a shrieking, yelping good kind of avant-garde Christian)
A Wolf in Sheep's Clothing, by Jospehine Foster ( 21st century freak folker with operatic voice sings 19th century German lieder arranged by herself to include spooky guitar feedback)
Fishscale, by Ghostface Killah (not as good as Supreme Clientele, but pretty great. Skits, as always, are a stupid idea on rap albums--how did this become a standard hip-hop convention. Someone kill it now)
Choubi! Choubi!: Folk and Pop Music from Iraq (title says it all. this is not world music as safe for white middle class people. This is what Iraqi cab drivers listen to)

How about you guys and gals? What tunes are on constant rotation chez nous?
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Postby Evilpandabear » June 2nd, 2006, 12:26 pm

currently in the car: 2 mixed cds: Queen & The Cure
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Postby kaci_beeler » June 2nd, 2006, 12:33 pm

Ladytron - Extended Play
Electronica/Dance

Gnarls Barkley - St. Elsewhere
Hip Hop/ R&B music

Madonna - Confessions on a Dance Floor
Electronic/Dance

Pain - Full Speed Ahead
Rock/Punk/Ska/Horn-infused craziness

The Decemberists - Picaresque
Indie/Alternative

Crash Test Dummies - God Shuffled His Feet, The Ghosts That Haunt Me
90's Rock/Alternative

The Red Elvises - Surfing in Siberia, Lunatics and Poets, I Wanna See You Bellydance
Crazy Rock n' Roll band of Russian Surfers
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Postby Roy Janik » June 2nd, 2006, 12:47 pm

When Kaci is in the car- Ladytron, Gnarls Barkley and Jeff Buckley

When I'm alone in the car- Men at Arms, Discworld Book #15
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Postby HerrHerr » June 2nd, 2006, 2:18 pm

My Morning Jacket -- Z
Sometimes it's a form of love just to talk to somebody that you have nothing in common with and still be fascinated by their presence.
--David Byrne
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Postby beardedlamb » June 2nd, 2006, 2:56 pm

something happened to my initial post... oh well. i was saying:

kaci_beeler wrote:Crash Test Dummies - God Shuffled His Feet


this album is odd and great. i haven't listened to it in a while. probably my favorite verse is:

when i sampling from your bosom,
sometimes i suffer from distractions like,
why does god cause things tornadoes
and trainwrecks?

total disregard for rhyme scheme and really weird phrasing. you should also check out a worm's life. it's depressing and morose and sad. it's great, too. great with sleepytime tea and a chat about death by the fireplace.
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Postby arthursimone » June 2nd, 2006, 2:58 pm

I'm on a huge Scandanavian music kick:

Kings of Convenience
Ane Brun
Bel Canto
Royksopp




I also met the Norwegian improv troupe at the Chicago festival, and will cash in that invitation to visit/perform in Oslo as soon as money magically appears in my hand.
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Postby Evilpandabear » June 2nd, 2006, 4:13 pm

arthursimone wrote:I'm on a huge Scandanavian music kick:

Kings of Convenience
Ane Brun
Bel Canto
Royksopp




I also met the Norwegian improv troupe at the Chicago festival, and will cash in that invitation to visit/perform in Oslo as soon as money magically appears in my hand.


ever hear of vartina? crazy female band = awesome
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Postby shando » June 2nd, 2006, 4:14 pm

Evilpandabear wrote:ever hear of vartina? crazy female band = awesome


Finnish accordion ladies? Totally awesome.
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Postby phlounderphil » June 2nd, 2006, 5:26 pm

Peeping Tom - Self-titled album.

Mike Patton (from Faith No More and Mr. Bungle [the greatest band ever]) collaborates with everyone under the sun.

There's a song with Kool Keith.
There's a song with Massive Attack
There's a song where Norah Jones has a dirty sailor mouth.

Everyone should hear this record.
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Postby Wesley » June 2nd, 2006, 7:17 pm

I've all but given up on the concept of "albums" thanks to the ability to buy individual songs for cheap.

Right now I'm stuck on various songs by White Ghost Shivers, The Rogues (bagpipes), Charlie Daniels Band (several songs from How Sweet the Sounds - 25 favorite hymns), Billy Randolph and the High Hatters (swing and lindy music), Etta James, and Billy Connolly.
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Postby vine311 » June 2nd, 2006, 9:00 pm

phlounderphil wrote:Peeping Tom - Self-titled album.

Mike Patton (from Faith No More and Mr. Bungle [the greatest band ever]) collaborates with everyone under the sun.

There's a song with Kool Keith.
There's a song with Massive Attack
There's a song where Norah Jones has a dirty sailor mouth.

Everyone should hear this record.


I fucking love Mike Patton, and yes, Mr. Bungle is the greatest band ever. I have never heard the songs you mentioned here but I must. Have you heard his stuff with "The Dillinger Escape Plan"? That shit fucking rules.
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Postby mcnichol » June 3rd, 2006, 8:23 am

I can't pass these threads up. I'm with Shannon -- that Danielson record is awesome (i've played "trumptet" at least a hundred times already, still not tired), Josephine Foster sounds crazy/crazier (as does that Children's Hour stuff), and that Fishscale record (on Shannon's recommendation) renewed my faith in Wu-Tang side projects.

Right now I'm listening to

.Stereolab -- old bootlegs from 1992/3
.Bishop Allen -- the January, April, and May eps
.Blind Willie McTell - complete 1940 Library of Congress recordings
.Moby Grape's first record (in wonderful warm o.g. mono)
.Chills - Kaleidoscope World and some old live/demo stuff from those Secret Box cds
.Swell Maps -- all of it (RIP Nikki Sudden)
.The Iveys -- "Maybe Tomorrow" 45 --> pre-Badfinger goodness
.Spacemen 3 -- Taking Drugs To Make Music To Take Drugs To ---> I bought this record a long long time ago and the recent house-move helped me uncover it again. These "demos" beat the studio versions by miles.
.Pierre Henry/Michel Colombier -- Messe Pour Le Temps Present --> I hadn't pulled this record out in a long time, but recently found mp3s of it and have been playing these off and on. It's not one of those records you can play over and over, but every once in awhile it's really damn refreshing.
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Postby shando » June 3rd, 2006, 9:29 am

Bob, we need to have a record party! So have you heard the Josephine Foster album, too? I like it, but her best is All the Leaves Are Gone--that record is unbelievable.
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Postby mcnichol » June 4th, 2006, 11:17 am

I'm up for a record party, absolutely! Me likey records and music. Seriously, I'm in your hood now brother, let's get it together.

I haven't actually heard the new Josephine Foster, but Leaves and Hazel Eyes were on the ipod for a long while. i have the Children's Hour and Born Heller records archived off the hard drive somewhere too. Her voice rides that thin line of bizarre and then addictive after repeated listens.

I heart heart heart Daniel Smith and all the Danielson stuff though. Easily in the top 10 of memorable shows, I got to see the whole Famile in 2001 at the Fireside in Chicago. There were all of maybe 50 people there (including Albini) with mouths just agape at the stage show -- three "sisters" in the nurse uniforms, two drummers at times, Brother Daniel screaching and preaching above it all, and healing for everyone. Sincerity goes a long long way.

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