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Right now, it's:

Lucinda Williams
The Rapture
Bright Eyes
Kanye West
Postal Service
OutKast
Morrissey
The Roots
Public Enemy
Leonard Cohen
Damien Rice
The Secret Machines
 

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Has anyone else heard of The Black Keys? A friend of mine told me to check out their album Thickfreakness, which I gotta recommend. They sound very bluesy -- and seem influenced by classic rock, if you're interested. Enjoy.
 

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Saw someone mentioned Franz Ferdinand, I'm checking them out tomorrow night in Philly.

On my current mix:

Rock:
Braid (they just reunited)
Ted Leo/Rx (excellent, Clash-y songwriting)
Secret Machines (saw em a couple weeks ago, epic rock and still catchy)
Franz Ferdinand
Radio 4


Lounge:
Thievery Corp (does it get any classier?)
Verve remixed2 (same vein)

Hip hop:
Kanye West
Talib
Madvillain

And its the time of year for the funky kingston:
Toots and the Maytals
Marley
Third World
 

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He also did a lot of work with the Talking Heads, who are also idols of mine.
I went to a David Byrne show last week--it was incredible. His solo stuff was intriguing (though sometimes head-scratching), but when he busted out his Talking Heads stuff, the crowd exploded. Everyone went nuts over Psycho Killer, Once in a Lifetime and Road to Nowhere; they were dancing on top of their seats, hooting and singing along.

Two-and-a-half hour show, with two encores. Wow. Highly recommended.
 

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Right now, it's:

Lucinda Williams
The Rapture
Bright Eyes
Kanye West
Postal Service
OutKast
Morrissey
The Roots
Public Enemy
Leonard Cohen
Damien Rice
The Secret Machines
I heart The Rapture, The Secret Machines and Kanye West. Good stuff.

All things that are involved with the New Pornographers (including the NPs themselves) deserve hella credit - such as Zumpano, A. Carl Newman, Destroyer and Neko Case.

Once again, good stuff.
 

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I'm looking forward to getting two new albums in the mail: one from Type O Negative (can't remember the name) and one by some band called "The Jesus and Mary Chain." Apparently, the very last song in Lost in Translation is performed by them, and it sounded cool enough to make me want to get it.
 

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The Lost in Translation Sdtrk is good all over. If you like it, check out any albums by My Bloody Valentine, Air (natch), and the Jesus and Mary Chain (who were rockstars when it wasn't cool to be a rockstar).

If you have iTunes, they have a pretty cool section of playlists determined by artists. In the iTunes program, go to the music store (you won't have to register or buy anything, I love Apple). Look around, you'll find nifty playlists from people like Thievery Corp, King Britt, others - there's a lot, I jsut can't remember.

A lot is kind of trite, "yeah I figured they'd pick that" stuff, but it's good music all the same, and there are some surprises.

Recommended if you have too much free time.
 

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Thanks for the iTunes tip. I saw those music lists before but I figured they would suck. I guess not.

Also, I do believe JAMC is available through iTunes, but the album turned out to be cheaper from Amazon.
 

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JAMC are really great. Â
And my bloody valentine's loveless - HIGHLY recommended. one of the great masterpieces of the 90s
 

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Somebody else who knows Zumpano? I am very surprised indeed. Regards, Huntsman
 

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Somebody else who knows Zumpano? I am very surprised indeed. Regards, Huntsman
Just as I am very surprised to see someone who noted someone who mentioned Zumpano. Or even more hardcore... Superconductor.
 

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Just as I am very surprised to see someone who noted someone who mentioned Zumpano. Or even more hardcore... Superconductor.
<Laughs aloud> Quite true, indeed. They aren't exactly commercial. Never heard of Superconductor. Maybe I'll look 'em up -- good name anyway. My musical tastes flit about so much, a little Saint-Saens here, a little metal there, a little Zumpano, a little Blue October, a little (cringe, everyone) John Tesh, a little Alanis, a little Bush. Lot's of stuff. No hiphop, though.

Regards,
Huntsman

....Rosecrans Boulevard, stop your calling me, you know I never loved her anyway...
 

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Superconductor is Carl Newman's old band, before he formed Zumpano. It's really much of the same thing: catchy, flowery pop, but it's nice to listen to the man that started it all (of course, "all" is referring to the New Pornographers).

It's unfortunate that you don't enjoy hip hop. Is there a specific reason why? I think there is some excellent hip hop out there, but most with untrained ears could not distinguish it from mainstream gangster crap.
 

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Superconductor is Carl Newman's old band, before he formed Zumpano. It's really much of the same thing: catchy, flowery pop, but it's nice to listen to the man that started it all (of course, "all" is referring to the New Pornographers).
Ah, I should have known that. 'Flowery' is probably the best single word in the world to describe Zumpano, I like the term greatly, btw. I don't know NP at all, though I hear of them everywhere -- the name is not my style (yes, I am that capricious).
It's unfortunate that you don't enjoy hip hop. Is there a specific reason why? I think there is some excellent hip hop out there, but most with untrained ears could not distinguish it from mainstream gangster crap.
Specific? Hmmm...While I can usually pick out a specific reason why I don't like a song its rather more difficult for me to generalize that to an entire style. First, something in the lyrics of every hip hop song I;ve ever heard has grated against my nerves, so that's strike one. Words and lyrics are of great importance to me. Second, I've heard that brainwaves alter themselves to reflect music a person is listening to. Now, I don't know how true that is, but it is a starting point for an analogy. I find that I have natural rhythms of thought and feeling, and music I enjoy has to somehow be in sympatico with those rhythms. Admittedly, there are many rhythms, like moods, and differing styles appeal to each. However, there are some rhythms that simply seem to never mesh with me. Hip hop has that effect. So that to me explains how I can like Breaking Benjamin's 'So Cold' and Bach (the Austrian one, LOL) at the same time, but why the Red Hot Chili Peppers sound so terribly disjointed to me. I also acknowledge that it takes a little education in every genre to find what is good and what is not, (as you said re the gangster stuff), Â but I've had the appetizer and am not likely to order the main course. Yet, if you namedrop a little for me, I'll keep my ears open -- there's always something to learn, and I don't like to condemn a genre on limited experience. Sorry for getting a little 'out there,' btw. Regards, Huntsman
 

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