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post #961 of 1048
New Spoon is good...listening to Chris Whitley's "Dirt Floor" at the moment and starring maliciously at my guitar...
post #962 of 1048
Here are some musicians I like:

Van Morrison
Beck
Ryan Adams
Sting
Wilco
Pink Floyd
The Who
Ricki Lee Jones
Peter Gabriel
Alison Krauss & Union Station
The Cars
J. Geils Band
Fritz Reiner and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra
post #963 of 1048
Forgot how good Neko Case's Blacklisted is.
post #964 of 1048
Here's what I've been loving lately: ISIS (favorite band) Rosetta Jesu Nadja Aidan Baker Tim Hecker Godspeed You! Black Emperor Maserati Alcest Amesoeurs
post #965 of 1048
Can't stop listening to the new Queens of the Stone Age...started a couple days ago after a break...stuff has earwormed its way into my brain. Cool.
post #966 of 1048
Not sure if I like the new Interpol yet. To me, it sounds like they were trying too hard to sound like Interpol. Seems a little unnatural. More like She Wants Revenge. *barf*
post #967 of 1048
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i think amy winehouse and regina spektor are my guilty pleasures.. lol honestly i don't go for this type of music.. but for some reason.. especially spektor's voice-- she calms my arse down after being pissed off about stuff.. lol weirdness

I just saw Regina live in Melbourne, she's adorable. She did a version of Hotel Song with Only Son as her human beatbox, it was hilarious.
post #968 of 1048
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I just saw Regina live in Melbourne, she's adorable. She did a version of Hotel Song with Only Son as her human beatbox, it was hilarious.

I've never seen her live in person, but I've seen a few clips from her concerts and I was struck by how identical she sounded to her recordings. There's no studio magic there, she sounds exactly the same on stage as she does on CD.
post #969 of 1048
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Not sure if I like the new Interpol yet. To me, it sounds like they were trying too hard to sound like Interpol. Seems a little unnatural. More like She Wants Revenge. *barf*

Yeah, it's fucking shit and I'm utterly disappointed. I love(d) Interpol.
post #970 of 1048
Time for a diehard Interpol fan to chime in about the new album. I think it's great. Turn on the Bright Lights was better than antics in my opinion. It was a lot more insturmentally focused whereas antics seemed to be more about paul's lyrics and voice. Paul Banks is amazing, but I feel as though his voice better serves the band with support rather than lead. Sam, Carlos, and Daniel are an amazing trio. That said, it seems like our love to admire they've really gone back to their roots. Much like in TOTBL it's very insturmentally focused. I love the ambiance of it. There were a couple of moments that felt forced though. Especially in the song 'there's no i in threesome'.. when he says that line in the song it feels really fake. Maybe paul was fishing for lyrics a little too hard in this album. Doesn't matter though, the band blew me away throughout the entire thing. Mammoth is stellar, pioneer to the falls is epic.. all around amazing album. Their best? no, but it's another great chapter in the band in my opinion.
post #971 of 1048
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Can't stop listening to the new Queens of the Stone Age...started a couple days ago after a break...stuff has earwormed its way into my brain. Cool.
+1. Even if they seem to take a slow slide towards the softer ("Into the Hollow"), stuff like "3's & 7's" really feels like Rated-R stuff. Much of the album sounds Desert Sessions-esque to me.
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Not sure if I like the new Interpol yet. To me, it sounds like they were trying too hard to sound like Interpol. Seems a little unnatural. More like She Wants Revenge. *barf*
I'm surprised people here aren't enjoying the album. My other Interpol friends love it as much as I do. I understand what you mean by them trying to sound a bit much like themselves, but I see it more the way razuel does in that they're trying to go back to their TBL days. I liked Antics as it was a departure in some ways from their atmospheric-based sound but this album has me skipping fewer tracks, if any, the first few listen-through's. For the record, "Pioneer" was the song Interpol was formed to write. The simplistic riff comes off sounding like Bauhaus while the lyrics are reminiscent of Joy Division. It's a fucking great goth song without being the shit you'd hear from SWR. I've had that riff on repeat in my mind for days...
post #972 of 1048
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+1. Even if they seem to take a slow slide towards the softer ("Into the Hollow"), stuff like "3's & 7's" really feels like Rated-R stuff. Much of the album sounds Desert Sessions-esque to me.



I'm surprised people here aren't enjoying the album. My other Interpol friends love it as much as I do. I understand what you mean by them trying to sound a bit much like themselves, but I see it more the way razuel does in that they're trying to go back to their TBL days. I liked Antics as it was a departure in some ways from their atmospheric-based sound but this album has me skipping fewer tracks, if any, the first few listen-through's.

For the record, "Pioneer" was the song Interpol was formed to write. The simplistic riff comes off sounding like Bauhaus while the lyrics are reminiscent of Joy Division. It's a fucking great goth song without being the shit you'd hear from SWR.

I've had that riff on repeat in my mind for days...

Well, I haven't (and probably will not) written off the album completely. There are a few standout tracks, and Pioneer (although it reminds me of a killers song) is definitely one of them. With me, I just have a hard time not comparing new music to the old. TOTBL was, and will always be, their best album in my opinion.

Another issue I have with the album is that some of the lyrics sound a little trite, I would have been willing to move past that if Pauls voice still sounded as though it were intact, but he sounds noticably different on these new tracks, a little affected, especially in "No I in Threesome." He doesn't sound nearly as omniscient or warm as he did on TOTBL, and not half as clever, lyrically.

I'll probably have the album on repeat on my ipod today.

Anyway, time to digress. The new YYY's song "Down Boy" is the shit.
post #973 of 1048
I'm reading Du côté de chez Swann again. The descriptions of flowers along Guermantes Way is music.
post #974 of 1048
I know it's been out awhile, but I'm enjoying Mark Ronson--Version a lot. Predictably, the covers I like most are for the originals I like most, and although it may be revolting to some fans, I love the versions of Just, Stop Me, Pretty Green, and Oh My God.

I know it's been discussed, but the new Spoon is a lot of fun. Most consistent band out there.

I like the new Interpol, but only a few songs have really sunk in. Rest My Chemistry and Pioneer are great. No I in Threesome is a nice novelty song, but still kind of embarrassing.
post #975 of 1048
I've been on a Bryan Ferry kick today.
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