What are you currently listening to? (in Off-topic)


QBBarzooMonkey July 13 2006 5:21 PM EDT

We haven't had one of these threads in a while, and we seem to have a pretty good crew of newer regular players since the last one, so I thought I'd start it off... My 5 CD changer currently contains:

John Hiatt - "Perfectly Good Guitar"
Bif Naked - "I Bificus"
Tivoli - "An Unnamed Collection" ;)
Yngwie Malmsteen - "The Yngwie Malmsteen Collection"
Everclear - "So Much For The Afterglow"

How about ya'll? :)

bartjan July 13 2006 5:31 PM EDT

To what I listen varies a lot, I like lots of different styles of music. Right now I'm listening to this, but it could very well be Jazz, alternative Rock or even old school game music ;)

Tezmac July 13 2006 5:35 PM EDT

Martin Scorsese Presents the Blues - A Musical Journey. Its a 5 disc collection of the blues from back when dirt was new and G_Beee was born up until a few years ago. I highly recommend it to anyone who appreciates real music.

Zoglog[T] [big bucks] July 13 2006 5:35 PM EDT

:( would be a reasonable band for you to try out then bartjan.
(They are pronounced colon-openbracket for those who think I'm mad).
Lyrics to 8-bit style tunes, sometimes referred to as 'nintendocore'

BadFish July 13 2006 5:40 PM EDT

If i HAD a 5 cd changer, this is what would be in it: Catfish Keith- "A Fistfull of Riffs" Chili Peppers- "Californication" Killswitch Engage- "End of Heartache" Muddy Waters- "Best of Muddy Waters" Triggerpoint- "Silent Protest" Keep these kinds of threads up and going, i love these

AdminG Beee July 13 2006 5:42 PM EDT

colon-openbracket have been on the scene for over a year and their stuff can be found at www.colonopenbracket.co.uk

Good Scottish band, but not sure if they will be Bart's thing :)

QBJohnnywas July 13 2006 5:51 PM EDT

Tivoli are cool. Really good live as well; I saw them play last week!

Otherwise The Pipettes, Go-Team, Lily Allen and the last Yeah Yeah Yeahs album.

The Pipettes are like a cross between The Shangri-Las and the B-52s. And gorgeous with it....

Lily Allen has a great voice, great songs and amazing lyrics.

And the Yeah Yeah Yeahs just make me jump around the room.

I was about to do one of these threads.... I normally do these about every three months.... ;)

Zoglog[T] [big bucks] July 13 2006 5:55 PM EDT

http://www.myspace.com/colonopenbracket

This page has more than 1 song on it ;P

I cannot believe that some bands choose names which just have no chance getting past the spellchecker and I'm far too lazy to use html and link the website ;P

bartjan July 13 2006 6:42 PM EDT

Well, so far all songs/samples from :( linked here are in flash. So they are without sound ;)

Can someone please explain those guys at Macromedia how to properly use the Alsa sound system? It's not like it's invented yesterday...

Anyway, does that band realize that :( is already trademarked?

Thraklight Resonance July 13 2006 8:15 PM EDT

Appalachian Death Ride "Hobos Codebook"
Kola Koca Death Squad "Kola Koca Death Squad"
Silo the Huskie "Sons of Columbus"
Tiara "Chained to the Crown"
Necropolis "Stalking Mark E. Smith Around NYC"
Red Dahlia "Red Dahlia"
Black Swans "Who Will Walk In the Darkness With You"
Scrawl "Nature Film"

I've been in a Columbus,Ohio mood for music the last month or so, so most of these groups are from Columbus. Red Dahlia is from Athens, Ohio. We steal the names of our cities from every county, mind you.

RedWolf July 13 2006 9:04 PM EDT

My Top 5 Favorite Bands would have to be Interpol, Minus the Bear, 65 Days of Static, Boards of Canada, and Juno Reactor. However, most of what I've been listening to lately is stuff my brother just gave me, which consists of Do Make Say Think, Explosions in the Sky, Franz Ferdinand, Mocean Worker, The Notwist, Ratatat, Sparta, Television, Triosk, Keston & Westdal, and Massive Attack.

There's my 2 cents :-)

QBJohnnywas July 14 2006 8:59 AM EDT

Peter Bjorn and John 'Young Folks' - a swedish trio, with guest vocals from the Concretes singer - this is a brilliant little tune, very danceable, a great bass line and the best bit of whistling on a record ever...very catchy, a little eccentric...just like most Swedish pop music in fact...

SuiteStuff [C and S Forgery Lmtd.] July 14 2006 1:47 PM EDT

what i am listening to right now is some Ramnstein and Avenged sevenfold! I love both of them so ya!

Ox [StephenMelinda Gates Fund] July 14 2006 2:16 PM EDT

Venetian Snares - Rossz Csillag Allat Szuletett

Shake Some Action July 14 2006 4:23 PM EDT

I'll play too! The last five albums I've listened to are:

Jason Forrest - Shamelessly Exciting (2005)
Major Stars - SpaceTime (1999)
Love - Forever Changes (1967)
Sun Ra - The Night of the Purple Moon (1972)
Thee Hydrogen Terrors - Terror, Diplomacy and Public Relations (1996)

QBJohnnywas July 14 2006 4:39 PM EDT

Oh, Forever Changes - what an album!

QBBast [Hidden Agenda] July 14 2006 5:13 PM EDT

Ray Stevens -- "The Streak"
Jerry Reed -- "When You're Hot, You're Hot"
C.W. McCall -- "Convoy"
Napoleon XIV -- "They're Coming to Take Me Away, Ha-Haaa!"
Nick Lowe -- "I Knew the Bride"
GrooveGrass Boyz -- "Barnyard Stomp"
*The Osborne Bros. [technically] -- "Rocky Top" in radio mix, club mix, & championship mix by Scott Rouse, 2001 (I'm partial to the club remix, replete with thumping bass.)

*Originally penned by Felice and Boudleaux Bryant, 1967

QBsutekh137 July 14 2006 5:35 PM EDT

I actually prefer Love's "Da Capo" more, though "Alone Again Or" is a tough song to beat...

Currently:
Regina Spektor
The Raconteurs
Spoon
Diffuser
Neko Case
New Pornographers


"Currently" is a somewhat ethereal term -- my iPod has given me a very bad case of "Short-Attention-Span-Juke-box-Skip-Around".

Shake Some Action July 14 2006 5:44 PM EDT

Da Capo would be better if it didn't have that really horrendous 18 minute song at the end (I guess that's what I-pods are for).

But even without that, "Alone Again Or" and "Andmoreagain" put Forever Changes cleanly in first place amongst Love albums for pure aural loveliness.

QBSefton [Black Cheetah Bazaar] July 14 2006 5:44 PM EDT

Currently in my CD revlolver there is:

Bob Dylan - Highway 61 revisited
Rusted Root - not sure the one with a live stones cover last song
Maroon 5 - Songs about Mary Jane
Various - Reggae does the Grateful Dead Vol 2 (maybe a better Fire on the Mountain than the original)
Led Zepplin - Physical Graffitii - second disk (Kasmir)

The last the MP3's I grabbed were:

KT Tunstall - Black horse and the cherry tree (reminds me of a cross between Annie Lennox and Melissa Etheridge)
Hayseed Dixies - Detroit Rock City
Kiss - Detroit Rock City
U2 - Mysterious Ways
Jesse Cook - Tempest

I have a fairly wide variety of what I will call music. I have to admit I am NOT on the new sound pulse like I used to be, and most of the songs you guys are posting I have never heard of let alone the bands. I will have to check some of them out. BTW Jesse Cook is like mixing Jazz and Marachi (no words of course) worth a look see

QBJohnnywas July 14 2006 6:03 PM EDT

Alone Again Or is beautiful, one of my favourite melodies ever.


KT Tunstall is good too. I saw her first London gig at a tiny little venue (called the Kashmir Club funnily enough) back in about 1999. She was amazing back then. The album is great but a bit slicked up by her own admission. If you can get hold of any live recordings, especially of that song. She performs that one by herself with a sampler and drum loops and it's really really good live :)

QBSefton [Black Cheetah Bazaar] July 14 2006 6:31 PM EDT

I actually downloaded this whole live concert of Tunstall's from I think AOL Music (totally legal of course), and it rocks live, she looped in the "woo hoo", which bugged me. Still I like her style, and she can sing. Overall it is pretty good stuff! I forgot to mention The Dixie Cups Iko Iko that was in my MP3 list.

Zoglog[T] [big bucks] July 14 2006 9:27 PM EDT

I've been listening to Eagles of Death Metal lately, side band for couple of the Oueens of The Stone Age guys.
Contrary to the band name they are far from death metal but instead just rather alternative :P

Blondebabygirl12 July 14 2006 9:28 PM EDT

Buck-O-nine

Dragon Slayer July 15 2006 2:00 AM EDT

lately i've been listening to
Greg Graffin - "Cold as the Clay"
Catch 22 - "Permanent Revolution"
A.F.I. - "Decemberunderground"
Against Me! - "As the Eternal Cowboy"
Anti-Flag - "For Blood & Empire"

Adminedyit July 15 2006 7:05 AM EDT

in the CD changer right now
1. Tool - my own personal best of CD
2. Metallica - And Justice For All
3. Pantera - Vulgar Display of Power
4. MegaDeth - Greatest Hits
5. Pink Floyd - The Dark Side of The Moon
6. Paddington Bear - 12 Children's Favorites

Flamey July 15 2006 8:03 AM EDT

i have to get this off my conscience, not replying to this is a bit crazy ;)

I'm just going to _list_ my favourite artists in my play list :)

Angels and Airwaves
Audioslave
Blink-182
Eminem
Evanescence
Foo Fighters
Franz Ferdinand
Good Charlotte
Green Day
Jack Johnson
Linkin Park
Mariah Carey (just a _little_)
Maroon 5 (What happened to these guys, their only album was from 3 years ago...)
Matchbox 20
Nickelback
Oasis
Pink
Pete Murray
Powderfinger
Red Hot Chili Peppers
Relient K
Simple Plan
Switchfoot
The Vines
The White Stripes
Youth Group

aren't you all jealous now? :P

AdminShade July 15 2006 11:14 AM EDT

Gnarls Barkley

Brakke Bres [Ow man] July 15 2006 11:19 AM EDT

Daft Punk!

QBJohnnywas July 15 2006 1:02 PM EDT

Today I'm mostly listening to:

The Boo Radleys and their Giant Steps album.

The Boo Radleys were a four piece from Liverpool, late Eighties through to late Nineties. They started off as a sort of Dinosaur Jr rip off, lots of loud feedbacking guitars and Beatles melodies.

They were alright. Nothing special. Then they locked themselves into a studio with lots of drugs and set about making Giant Steps, a double album.

Imagine somebody taking The Beatles, The Cure, Reggae, Punk, The Beach Boys, New Order, The Clash, Love, Hendrix, Miles Davis, The Human League, The Who, The Byrds, Bowie, Prince, ...plus loads of other tunes and bands and chucking it all into a big blender. Giant Steps was the record that came out of the other end. Huge layers of sounds, brass, distorted guitars, flutes, synths, acoustics, funky drumming, masses of harmonies. Big psychedelic pop songs that sound like the Sixties never ended but just carried on getting louder and louder and louder. Beautiful little tunes about friendship, love and getting drunk. And cellos playing reggae basslines under waves of heavy guitars.

It sounds like you're half asleep and imagining it mostly...and I love it....

The Boo Radleys. Giant Steps. If you can track it down give it a go. Everyone I've introduced it to so far loved it.... ;)

Shake Some Action July 15 2006 1:24 PM EDT

I saw the Boo Radleys at Lollapallooza a while back. I would have pegged their earlier stuff as more of a My Bloody Valentine knock-off rather than Dinosaur Jr. I guess I've never really given them much of a chance since then. I'll check out that album when I get a shot.


I'm going to make a list of today's music while I wait to use my BA :).

My jog was accompanied by some funk:
-Ohio Players - Pain (1971)
-Prince - 1999 (1983)

My breakfast preparation/devouring was assisted by some cheery Power Pop:
-Cheap Trick - S/T (1977)

The patient wait to use my BA is being scored by meandering tunes:
-Bardo Pond - Ticket Crystals (2006)

QBJohnnywas July 17 2006 2:18 PM EDT

Another band to share with folks:

The Long Blondes, British. Have been around for a couple of years getting lots of praise but nobody wanted to release any records until now. Sound a bit like Blondie, Elastica and Yeah Yeah Yeahs. Great tunes, briliant lyrics, and a really good sound.

Giddy Stratospheres, Separated By Motor Ways and Weekend Without Make Up are probably my favorite tunes. Worth checking out...
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