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What music are you listening to lately?

Discussion in 'Entertainment, Culture, and Sports' started by Artisan Fan, Oct 1, 2007.

  1. Artisan Fan

    Artisan Fan Senior member

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    For me it was an old classic today...I just got the new ZZ Top Tres Hombres on vinyl. Unbelievable bass on this one. It's superb.

    What are you listening to now or recently?
     
  2. Connemara

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    Lately I've been spinning the original cast recording (1995) of Victor/Victoria. Julie Andrews was a Broadway legend before this, but IMO Victor/Victoria is her defining role. A great musical.
     
  3. skalogre

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    Some of it (not including what I play in the car, of course)

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  4. Get Smart

    Get Smart Senior member

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    my usual playlist consists of 60s soul/motown, 50s R&B, 60s ska, and a good dose of punk/oi/hardcore/indie

    today specifically, been listening to The Sounds first album and a mix of Detroit Cobras
     
  5. Artisan Fan

    Artisan Fan Senior member

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    Very nice. [​IMG]
     
  6. Edward Appleby

    Edward Appleby Senior member

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    Freak folk, man. Or New Weird America or naturalismo if you like. I've been heavy into Animal Collective lately.
     
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    Freak folk, man. Or New Weird America or naturalismo if you like. I've been heavy into Animal Collective lately.

     
  8. Edward Appleby

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    Cool. I've listened to that song dozens of times, but I've never watched the video because I find that music videos tend to detract from my appreciation of songs. I should've known that Animal Collective would be an exception to this rule.

    In a lot of ways, Animal Collective is the most free and advanced, if you will, band working today (to my mind at least.) They seem to me to be utterly unafraid in their musicmaking, above any restrictions of genre or traditional songcraft.
     
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    Rilo Kiley. Saw them in concert on Saturday here in Atlanta and they were amazing. Going back to the same venue in 2 weeks to see Minus the Bear which I expect to be equally amazing.
     
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    Mostly Do Make Say Think and Tom Waits.
     
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    Eluvium
    Sunn O)))
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    Dolorean
    The Cinematic Orchestra
    Caribou
     
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    I've been listening to KISS the past few days.
     
  13. A Y

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    For some reason, I've been on a Minimalist kick recently: John Adams's Fearful Symmetries, The Chairman Dances, Violin Concerto, and The Dharma at Big Sur. Also, Mahler's Das Lied von der Erde, because I just saw some bootleg video on YouTube of Darcey Bussell's farewell performances of Song of the Earth.

    For some reason I feel compelled to listen to Rachmaninov's symphony no. 2 tomorrow.

    --Andre
     
  14. Edward Appleby

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    Rilo Kiley. Saw them in concert on Saturday here in Atlanta and they were amazing. Going back to the same venue in 2 weeks to see Minus the Bear which I expect to be equally amazing.

    You might check out Jenny Lewis's solo album, Rabbit Fur Coat, then.
     
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    Christie Hennessy - A Year in the Life
    Pooka - Pooka
    Dolly Parton - Treasures
    LaMonte Young - The Well-Tuned Piano
    Stravinsky - The Rite of Spring (Maazel/Cleveland/Telarc) You want brass? This is brass!!

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    Traffic - John Barleycorn Must Die (this is what Traffic was supposed to be)
    Bobby Caldwell - Stuck on You (It's true what they say about Sinatra's old studio.)
    Julie Driscoll, Brian Auger & the Trinity - Street Noise (ever so smokey on Light My Fire, but on Flesh Failures she makes me want to stand-up and sing along)
    Robbie Basho - Falconer's Arm (Recorded in Fahey's legendy Takoma Studios, Robbie used to play in the meadows at UCSC)
    Jorge Bolet - Live at Carnegie Hall, I was in the audience that night (listen to the Tannheuser transcription)

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    I Muvrini - A Bercy (Corsican polyphony like you've never heard!)
    Love - Forever Changes (you had to be there[​IMG] )
    Pharoah Sanders - Elevation (this is definitely late night music)
    Small Faces - First Step (Ron Wood + Rod Stewart having some real fun!)
    South Pacific - London Sessions (Sarah Vaughan, Kiri TeKanawa, Jose Carreras)

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    I've really been digging the mix that Diplo did for Pitchfork. Otherwise, I've been in a Belle and Sebastian/Decemberists mood. Presently, I'm listening to Placebo's Without You I'm Nothing.
     
  17. Artisan Fan

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    I got the new reissue of Sweet Baby James by James Taylor LP. Quite bluesy in spots and Fire and Rain sounds incredible. [​IMG]
     
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    Been on a classical kick lately. Listened to the Moonlight Sonata last night a few times. Spectacular piece when played well.

    I've also been keeping Captain Dan and the Scurvy Crew's album on repeat for the past week! [​IMG]
     
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    Iron and Wine's new one, The Shepherd's Dog.

    Into the Wild soundtrack, by Eddie Vedder.

    Both top notch.
     
  20. A Y

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    Stravinsky - The Rite of Spring (Maazel/Cleveland/Telarc) You want brass? This is brass!!

    You have to listen to the San Francisco Symphony's DVD of the Rite of Spring available from their online store. The rhythmic work is just on the other side of unbelievable: the little micro syncopations that Michael Tilson Thomas adds, especially at the end, give the performance an inexorable forward momentum without making the work completely brutal or rushed. The brass are pretty fantastic as well, but the orchestral playing in general is inspired.

    MTT's also helped Stravinsky debut several of his pieces when they lived in Los Angeles, and is in touch with his own Russian folk heritage, so he gives a fairly unique, personal view of the Rite. There are lots of Russian folk tunes that he brings out in the piece.

    It's in Dolby Digital, so the analog frans will turn up their noses, but it is in pretty good multichannel sound.

    --Andre
     

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