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mvd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 08:16 PM
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What music have you listened to lately?
Edited on Mon Jul-19-04 08:17 PM by mvd
CDs:

Ace Of Bace - The Sign: somewhat fun, but the beats get too similar. B- or 2 1/2 stars out of 4 at most. And this is from someone who had the 80s influence my music taste.

Cindy Alexander - Smash: excellent pop/rock/folk album! Check it out. Deserves a lot of exposure - older pop/rock stars can't seem to find room. :-(

Bad Religion - Empire Strikes First: this is definitely high quality pop/punk! Melodic, but edgy and has well-directed vitriol without lots of swearing.

Other music:

Ashlee Simpson - Autobiography (from the full album listening party) I really wanted to like this album after liking the song "Pieces Of Me." But after hearing the whole thing, unfortunately I'd much rather just buy the single. And this is from someone who is a fan of Avril, Michelle Branch, Vanessa Carlton, and others like them.

Samples from Maria Mena - White Turns Blue: Enjoyable and distinctive pop/rock. Guess this is the album I'll be looking for tomorrow instead. :-)

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Dirty Hippie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 08:18 PM
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1. There is an excellent radio station
that still streams out of San Fransisco.

Thats what I listen to while I work.

KFOG

http://www.kfog.com
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GOPisEvil Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 08:19 PM
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Jesse Malin - The Heat.
I like it a lot.

Fastball - Keep Your Wig On - it's ok. Not bad, not great. Basic pop.
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SheepyMcSheepster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 08:19 PM
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2. vic thrill
i have just discovered vic thrill. really cool music and fun too!
check them out at www.victhrill.com

you can listen to tracks by going to audio and then studio recordings.

all i have heard so far is from that site, i am anxiuosly awaiting their cd.

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name not needed Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 08:20 PM
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3. Fastball, The Wallflowers, Alien Ant Farm,
Edited on Mon Jul-19-04 08:46 PM by name not needed
Metallica, Judas Priest, Iron Maiden, Megadeth, AC/DC, Less than Jake, Dead Kennedys, Nirvana, Velvet Revolver, Muse, Franz Ferdinand, and the Alkaline Trio.
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Forkboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 08:28 PM
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4. The usual unusual stuff
Skinny Puppy-The Greater Right of the Wrong

Bad Religion-TESF

Ministry-Houses of the Mole

Bee and Flower-What's Mine Is Yours (you'd like this one I bet)

The Melvins-My Melvins compilation,Melvinbiento!



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realisticphish Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-21-04 04:37 PM
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34. houses of the mole
Edited on Wed Jul-21-04 04:39 PM by realisticphish
love that album; not only really anti-bush, but some good old fashined ministry


:hippie: The Incorrigible Democrat
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Cush Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 08:37 PM
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5. same as always
Edited on Mon Jul-19-04 08:37 PM by Cush
Local H, Queens of the Stone Age. Athough, I've been listening my Faith No More cd's a lot lately.

(listening to King For A Day, Fool For A Lifetime right now
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LeftPeopleFinishFirst Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 08:41 PM
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6. la la la
Bright Eyes, Hanson's Underneath, Maria Mena, Teitur, Ben Jelen, Ingram Hill, The Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Brand New, Motion City Soundtrack Phish and Kara's Flowers/Maroon 5.

Also an unnatural amount of The Smiths and Nirvana. Hmm.
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mvd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 08:44 PM
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8. Do you like that Maria Mena music?
From what I've heard, it's a sure thing for me. I thought that about Ashlee Simpson's CD, too, but then Ashlee is related to Jessica. :-) I had to have a last listen, and I'm glad I did.
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LeftPeopleFinishFirst Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 08:49 PM
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9. I liked her stuff.
I'm not huge on that type of pop but she was unique enough for me to give a listen to, and I was surprised that I liked it as much as I did.

ugh, i cannot stand ashlee simpson. i watched her show the other day. i hate how she pretends to be a punk and then comes out with the music she does... kinda like a less pissed off version of avril lavigne. ;)
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mvd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 08:55 PM
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11. Ashlee must be bad if I don't like her
Her voice has an annoying rasp on too many songs. Ashlee's stuff is also generic. I just bought on iTunes the one song I liked.

I think we're closer than you think when it comes to pop. I also like Hanson, Goo Goo Dolls, Maria Mena, and Michelle Branch. There's room to agree to disagree on others. ;-)
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LeftPeopleFinishFirst Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 08:59 PM
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12. Yeah, true
Have you checked out Ben Jelen yet? I'm on his street team and uhhhh if you check him out I think you'll like him.


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mvd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 09:01 PM
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13. I didn't like him
Edited on Mon Jul-19-04 09:01 PM by mvd
He seemed too goopy to me. But I always give artists a second chance when the next album is released. :hi:
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Spider Jerusalem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 08:41 PM
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7. In the past week...
Massive Attack - "Blue Lines"

Tricky - "Pre-Millenium Tension"

White Zombie - "La Sexorcisto: Devil Music Vol. 2"

Einstrzende Neubauten - "Ende Neu"

Barry Adamson - "As Above So Below"

Soul Coughing - "Ruby Vroom"

Pixies - "Doolittle"

Recoil - "Liquid"

Ministry - "The Land of Rape and Honey"

Tori Amos - "Strange Little Girls"

and some of Daniel Barenboim's performances of Beethoven's piano sonatas (right now the "Hammerklavier" is my favourite).

As you can see, I tend to have somewhat eclectic and occasionally obscure tastes in music...
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MrScorpio Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 08:52 PM
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10. What I'm listening to right now
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Cybergata Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 09:04 PM
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14. Always the Grateful Dead...
....Los Lobos and Widspread Panic!

:hippie:
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LWolf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 09:20 PM
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15. Robben Ford CD:
Blue Moon

And a really long mix of stuff on my jukebox that I'm too lazy to type here!


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TopesJunkie Donating Member (979 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 09:25 PM
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16. Muskrat Love over and over and over again!!!!!!!!!!!!
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ornotna Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 09:31 PM
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17. Cigar Store Indians - Guest List
Rock-a-billy bay-bee!
They do a pretty good Rendition of Ring of Fire, with a little splash of The Ramones thrown into the middle of the song.
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YellowRubberDuckie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 09:32 PM
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18. VH1 in the morning before class.
I left my CDs in Skip's car.
Duckie
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bo44 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 09:35 PM
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19. Los Lonely Boys, Euge Groove, Richard Elliot, Stanley Turrentine, Outkast,
Usher, Jinmy Smith, John Coltrane.
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FrankBooth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 09:39 PM
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20. Can't resist music threads
I've been listening to a great power pop ablum by AC Newman called "The Slow Wonder."

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mvd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 09:46 PM
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22. Great album!
I heard it at a friend's house, and will have to buy it.
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FrankBooth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 09:39 PM
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21. Can't resist music threads
I've been listening to a great power pop ablum by AC Newman called "The Slow Wonder."

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Bill Wade Donating Member (126 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 10:00 PM
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23. Good choice with the new BR, hard to go wrong with those guys
For me its been Michael Franti and Spearhead, the new BR album, a little phish, the get up kids, a little bit of everything really..
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mvd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-20-04 01:20 PM
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24. One kick
I seem to be confused about the Ashlee Simpson CD. Heard it again, and it sounded in between how I felt originally and last night. Maybe I let a bad review get to me, which is rare indeed. At any rate, it's an inconsistent CD and pretty generic. 2 1/2 stars out of 4 at most. But possibly a guilty pleasure.
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bif Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-20-04 01:26 PM
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25. Rachael Yamagata, The Dining Rooms, The Reindeer Section
And Sufjan Stevens.
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Samurai_Writer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-20-04 01:35 PM
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26. Did a photo shoot this weekend...
Here's the music that was playing to keep me motivated:

Alanis Morisette
Alicia Keyes
B.B. King
The Beatles
Busta Rhymes
Disturbed
Dizzy Gillespie
Evanescence

Yes, I am as wierd in other ways as I am in my taste in music.
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RFKHumphreyObama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-20-04 02:41 PM
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27. Hi MVD
Glad to see you back moderating :)

Recently I've been listening to
Andrew Lloyd Webber -It's actually a DVD of a compilation of his hits sung by people such as Glenn Close, Elaine Paige and the like
The soundtrack from "Cats"
An Eagles CD
The soundtrack from "Dirty Dancing"
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mvd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-21-04 03:48 PM
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30. Hi, socialdemocrat1981!
Edited on Wed Jul-21-04 03:49 PM by mvd
It's good to be mod when I can. Thanks for stopping by! :yourock:

Nice to see another Eagles fan around here. :hi:
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ewagner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-20-04 02:53 PM
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28. Just listened to a REAL oldie
Brook Benton's It's Juswt a Matter of Time

really, really old, but still one of the best, bar-room, jukebox, near-closing-time, clutch 'n shuffles, ever!
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mvd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-21-04 03:47 PM
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29. Just bought the Ashlee Simpson and Maria Mena CDs
Edited on Wed Jul-21-04 03:52 PM by mvd
Reviews:

Ashley Simpson - Autobiography: I have a bearing on this one now. It's very inconsistent, but was buyable for the songs I like. "Pieces Of Me" and "Love Makes The World Go Round" are perfect pop. "Love Me For Me" is spunky, and "Unreachable" has very good lyrics about the struggles in a relationship. "Shadow" is pretty and different than the rest of the songs. Also, "Autobiography" is pretty irresistible. On the negative side, "La La" has been done before, so it just sounds silly. But at least it has a better beat than "Surrender." "Surrender" sounds aimed at teens who aren't quite ready for Hole's music. "Better Off" is complete filler. "Giving It All Away" sounds, well, too bubblegum pop for me. "Nothing New" and "Undiscovered" have guitars that are way too sterilized for pleasant listening. Finally, Ashlee's voice has grown on me, but she needs some training for the verses. Overall, this CD gets a C+.

Maria Mena - White Turns Blue: This one is brilliant! Beautiful, mature folk/pop songs like "Fragile (Free)" and "Sorry" are here along with surprisingly hard songs like "Take You With Me" and "Your Glasses." The lyrics are more introspective and go deeper than usual for a pop/rock CD. And her voice is quirky and has some Alanis, but she's not an Alanis clone vocally. This CD gets at least an A.
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ChoralScholar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-21-04 03:58 PM
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31. While I was teaching at Choir Camp
a group of my colleagues sang "The Lighthouse's Tale by 'Nickel Creek' for the faculty talent show.

It was fantastic. I'm now listening to all the Nickel Creek I can find on Rhapsody. Progressive Bluegrass is a very interesting genre, and a welcome change in listening habits for me.
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bif Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-21-04 04:00 PM
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32. LTJ Bukem today
n/t
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SiouxJ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-21-04 04:09 PM
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33. Susan Tedeschi - Wait for Me
and some compilation discs I made for a party I threw two weekends ago, which contained everything from classic Motown to The White Stripes. Fun stuff!

:hi: Matt! Long time not talk!
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Snoggera Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-21-04 04:53 PM
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35. I've been listening to Smooth Jazz from Winnipeg
Edited on Wed Jul-21-04 04:54 PM by Snoggera
CJZZ_FM 99.1
NAC/Smooth Jazz
Winnipeg, MB
Global Winnipeg
www.coolfmwinnipeg.com



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