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mvd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 01:29 PM
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What music have you heard recently?
Edited on Thu Aug-10-06 01:31 PM by mvd
None today, but yesterday I listened to the Essex Green's Cannibal Sea again, and these:

Gin Blossoms - Major Lodge Victory (at the AOL full album listening party) - this is a breezy CD. Perhaps too much so. Ok for casual listening, but seems a little contrived in the way it harkens back to a time in the 90s when simple rock was big. Grade: C+

Four songs from Meg & Dia at their Myspace. I didn't care for their voices, and the music was a bit Evanescence light (I love the new Evanescence single BTW.) Grade for those songs: C

The Concretes - samples from their latest one, In Colour. It's ornate pop that I think I'd love.

For a bonus, here's my current best of 2006 list. I haven't determined yet what will be A+ and A. But I'll try to keep the A+s around an undisclosed percentage of the total number of albums I hear:

Dixie Chicks - Taking The Long Way
The Wreckers - Stand Still, Look Pretty
Belle And Sebastian - The Life Pursuit
Pearl Jam - self-titled
Margot & Nuclear So & So's - Dust of Retreat
Josh Ritter - Animal Years
Neil Young - Living With War
Cat Power - The Greatest
Damone - Out Here All Night
Pink - I'm Not Dead
Gomez - How We Operate
Rosanne Cash - Black Cadillac
Julie Roberts - Men & Mascara
The Corrs - Home
Camera Obscura - Let's Get Out Of This Country
Neko Case - Fox Confessor Brings The Flood
Susan Cagle - The Subway Recordings
Ingrid Michaelson - Girls & Boys
Jenny Lewis & The Watson Twins - Rabbit Fur Coat
Guster - Ganging Up on the Sun
Regina Spektor - Begin To Hope
Holly Brook - Like Blood Like Honey
Nina Gordon - Bleeding Heart Graffiti
Paul Simon - Surprise
Rainer Maria - Catastrophe Brings Us Together
The Essex Green - Cannibal Sea
Some Girls - Crushing Love
The Raconteurs - Broken Boy Soldiers
Tom Petty - Highway Companion
Mojave 3 - Puzzles Like You



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mvd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 03:24 PM
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1. I won't be posting again after this session until after..
Edited on Thu Aug-10-06 03:24 PM by mvd
the weekend sometime, but rest assured that I'll be listening a lot to Nina Gordon's Bleeding Heart Graffiti! I pre-ordered it, but amazon.com never gets it to you on Tuesday unless you pay more for shipping. Now it will be tomorrow at the earliest - and $2.98 is their regular shipping. I think I'll start buying some at stores.
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ForrestGump Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 03:28 PM
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2. Myself. Lots of me.
Elvis songs. Spent Monday and Tuesday -- in two bouts that lasted about six hours and eleven hours, respectively -- recording myself. 'Twas a marathon. And then I had to mix them all. I'm still recovering... :D
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Guava Jelly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 03:30 PM
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3. Recently i rediscovered Pinkerton (weezer)
I forgot what an excellent album that was
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mvd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 03:32 PM
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4. It is indeed
:thumbsup:
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SteppingRazor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 03:33 PM
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5. Haven't thought about additions to my top 10, but...
Here's my blog entry from a couple months back, documenting my top 10 of the first six months of 2006:

http://blogs.southflorida.com/citylink_dansweeney/2006/...


Also, just for trivia's sake, currently I'm listening to Transcendental Blues by Steve Earle
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mvd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 03:35 PM
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7. I have that one - phenomenal Steve Earle
Not as political as his recent ones, but very high quality.

OK, I better go - happy listening! :hi:
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tinfoil tiaras Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 03:34 PM
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6. Rilo Kiley, R.E.M., The Shins,
my top 3 favorite bands at the time. Sometimes I indulge in some popular music-Nick Lachey is my favorite guilty pleasure! :D
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mvd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 03:38 PM
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8. Well, Nick did get a good review in the Guardian, which..
surprised me. I'm not a fan, but I like some very poppy stuff like Cheyenne Kimball and All American Rejects.
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tinfoil tiaras Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 03:42 PM
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10. All the guys i know think that Cheyenne Kimball is like SO hot
:rofl: They're like "I only like her b/c she's hot". Whatever. :eyes:

AAR is pretty cool. :D
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mvd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 03:45 PM
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11. LOL.. Cheyenne's sound is better than Ashlee's, Hilary's,
Edited on Thu Aug-10-06 03:46 PM by mvd
and Lindsay's IMO. And a couple others I even forget. She's too young for me to like THAT way, but I give her credit for standing out musically so young. Really enjoy her stuff.

Brie Larson is also very good teen pop IMO.
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tinfoil tiaras Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 03:49 PM
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13. Oh, God. Ashlee Simpson is horrible.
Her voice...eew. And how she's trying to be JUST LIKE JESSICA now. Double ew. Hilary Duff. Just no. She looks like a damn bobblehead now. Ew. And Lindsay Lohan is just...wow.

:puke:

And do I even have to go into why I think Paris Hilton's "voice" sucks...
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mvd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 03:51 PM
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14. Lindsay has a couple songs I like, but most of her stuff..
could be better. If she could only keep up the propulsivesness found on the song "Speak."

Oh geez, I give pop a chance, but I'm sure I won't like Paris's CD. I already dislike the first song.
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tinfoil tiaras Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 03:55 PM
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16. Ew, "Stars are Blind"
sounds like a Gwen Stefani song she cut from her last record b/c it was really bad..
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mvd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 04:00 PM
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17. To me, it sounded like bad Blondie
I liked Gwen's newest with a couple exceptions. A B+ IMO.

I'll see you later. Have a good day!
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mvd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 03:49 PM
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12. Before I go..
which R.E.M. CD/songs did you listen to? I'm going to take out New Adventures in Hi-Fi soon. Haven't heard it in a while.
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tinfoil tiaras Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 03:53 PM
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15. I'll list 'em for ya.
New Adventures-Bittersweet Me, Binky the Doormat, Electrolite, E-bow the Letter, So Fast So Numb, The Wake Up Bomb,

Reveal-Imitation of Life, All the Way to Reno, The Lifting, Beat a Drum

Monster-Crush w/ Eyeliner, Star 69, I Took Your Name, Bang & Blame

Automatic-Nightswimming & Find the River

Out of Time-Shiny Happy People :eyes:, Texarkana, Near Wild Heaven

Thass about it. :D
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idgiehkt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 03:40 PM
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9. totally bi-polar, veering wildly between ska/reggae and whatever
kind of music it is that makes you want to kill people.

Mostly Desmond Dekker, Maytals, Melodians, some Marcia Griffiths and Rita Marely, then onto Disturbed/Avenged Sevenfold/Limp Bizkit, etc.
It's quite a ride, I'm exhausted. Don't know what is going on with my mood these days.
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Initech Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 04:02 PM
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18. Saw Matisyahu in concert last night!
Fucking amazing show. I'd highly recommend it!

So far today I have listened to:

Opeth - Ghost Reveries
Katatonia - Viva Emptiness
Funkadelic - Maggot Brain
Frank Zappa - You Cant Do That On Stage Anymore Vol. 4

Currently:

FZ - Truck Driver Divorce
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nealmhughes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 04:05 PM
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19. Today: Beethoven's 9th 4th movement, Sinking of the Titanic by Gavin
Bryers, and Neil Young's WELD album (killer version of Rocking in the Free World and Powderfinger).
Driveby Truckers Pizza Delivery album...
and some Counting Crows.
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ghostsofgiants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 04:44 PM
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20. I've been listening to Alexisonfire's new album "Crisis" almost non-stop
Soooooo good.
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Ariana Celeste Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 04:52 PM
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21. Listening to Pearl Jam now
Live on Two Legs.

The only recent music I have is System of a Down's last two albums. :blush:
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mvd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-14-06 03:31 PM
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22. One kick
Grades for the albums I've heard most recently:

Holly Brook - Like Blood, Like Honey: A-, a very pretty mix of Sarah McLachlan and Tori Amos's quirkiness.

Heard these on the Full Album Listening page from AOL -

Joanna - This Crazy Life: A-, very good voice and diversity of sound. A better Pat Benatar mixed with some modern R&B.

Paris Hilton - Paris: F! My first F grade of the year. It makes Britney Spears look brilliant. There's nothing as irresistible as Britney's "Baby One More Time," "Toxic," or "Brave New Girl" - and Paris's voice is so weak that it can't even carry the tunes along.

My Nina Gordon CD still hasn't gotten here! I asked Amazon about it.

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mvd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-14-06 03:59 PM
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29. And I heard the new Christina Aguilera CD (disc 1) at MTV.com
She's grown into her sound at last, but the problem is, I don't really like that sound. Her voice just doesn't come naturally IMO. And disc 1 ended on a cloying note with "Thank You."
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GoddessOfGuinness Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-14-06 03:37 PM
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23. Hem...Rabbit Songs
I like it.
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mvd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-14-06 03:41 PM
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24. That's one on my wish list
So are The Weepies, who are a bit similar, and more. I have limited money now, but I hope to get to them soon.
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GoddessOfGuinness Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-14-06 03:42 PM
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25. I haven't heard of them...
I'll have to check their cds out. I love the orchestrations and interesting harmonies Hem uses. :-)
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mvd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-14-06 03:44 PM
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26. Yes, they are both pretty folky
But certainly their own bands. The Weepies are a bit more traditional in style. Thanks for the Hem recommendation!
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datasuspect Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-14-06 03:44 PM
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27. the silence of infinite spaces
it's frightening
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LaCrosseDem Donating Member (120 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-14-06 03:46 PM
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28. My Morning Jacket, Flaming Lips, Uncle Tupelo today
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anarch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-14-06 04:13 PM
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30. This Heat, new box set
I think it came out last month sometime.
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