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post #101 of 1036
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T. Rex - Electric Warrior

Jesus, why and the hell did it take me so long to finally listen to the full album, oh yeah classic rock stations suck, so I had no clue.
Yet another unjustly forgotten band that has had their entire career reduced down to one or two songs on radio. That's a great album.
post #102 of 1036
The Roots - Things Fall Apart

Their only discs that flows really well. I find the rest of their work is pretty mixed between great and middling songs. But I suppose they're supposed to be best as a live band, eh.
post #103 of 1036
I'm back on a Supertramp kick. 'Breakfast in America' is one of the best albums ever made.
post #104 of 1036
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I was recently introduced to 65daysofstatic. Holy shit.
Holy shit indeed, one of my favourite bands by a long shot. One Time For All is a truly great album with some fantastic singles, Radio Protector being numero uno, but for my money their last album The Destruction of Small Ideas is their most cohesive product thus far (and it has some killer singles)

At the moment Cherry Ghost's Thirsty for Romance and White Lie's 'To Lose My Life' are owning me.

Cherry Ghost is just so lovely and warm and romantic and cynical its hard not be enamoured by it and White Lies essentially channel a lot of what was great about British pop music in the 80s into one album which sounds kind of like Tears for Fears covering Joy Division songs. For example Unfinished Business and From The Stars
post #105 of 1036
Well, you're the one who introduced me to Cherry Ghost, and it's solid as hell. It's rapidly becoming a personal favorite. Not one weak song on it, and that's pretty fucking rare these days.
post #106 of 1036
Martin: many thanks for introducing me to the Tea Party. Slowly but surely, I'm getting into them.
post #107 of 1036
I haven't been able to stop listening to Cursive's Mama I'm Swollen in the last week. Way better than Happy Hollow, and to me a more solid album than The Ugly Organ, which while great, tapered off in the second half. MIS just works from start to finish for me. But we'll see if I still rock it later this week when I pick up the new Kid Congo Powers album.
post #108 of 1036
And before the new Cursive, it was basically a switch between Wilco's Yankee Hotel Foxtrot and Black Oak Arkansas.
post #109 of 1036
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Martin: many thanks for introducing me to the Tea Party. Slowly but surely, I'm getting into them.
Martin is good that way.

Too bad the Tea Party is no longer with us.
post #110 of 1036
On another note, I was tremendously enjoying The Heavy Circles up until I found out that Edie Brickell is the singer.

I still tremendously enjoy it, but now I feel vaguely unclean about the whole affair.
post #111 of 1036
The production on Josh Ritter's "Animal Years" and "Historical Conquests of" is impressive. I mean, really impressive.
post #112 of 1036
Besides the Boss, I've been listening to a lot of Glam. Mott The Hoople "All the Young Dudes" is fantastic. Blistering live versions of 'Sucker' and 'Sweet Jane'.

Bowie, of course. And Kiss "Destroyer".
post #113 of 1036
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Handsome Furs' latest Face Control is owning me like a mofo. Might be my fave album of the year so far.
post #114 of 1036
M83's Saturdays=Youth. It sounds kinda like New Order meets Jan Hammer meets shoegaze.
post #115 of 1036
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Soundgarden's Down on the Upside.

Took it out a couple days ago for the first time in a long while, and had forgotten just how many choice cuts it delivered. 'Ty Cobb', 'Never Named', and 'No Attention' are probably the most overlooked tunes, while 'Burden in My Hand' has one hell of a melody and chorus.
Yeah that's an amazing record. Definitely one of the best albums from the 90s. The singles they released for that didn't do the album justice.

Favorite tracks:

Overfloater
Applebite
Boot Camp
Never the Machine Forever
An Unkind
Switch Opens
post #116 of 1036
Man Man's "Rabbit Habits" has owned me off and on since it came out, about a year ago. It is a fantastic album, if you have an open mind for music (a musician friend of mine who HATES it refers to it as "carny bullshit"). It's a must listen for anyone into Tom Waits, Captain Beefheart, etc. I think my favorite chunk of lyrics from the album is:

I don’t see what everybody
sees in your sexy body
all I see
is a shallow grave
trapped inside a pretty face

from the song Poor Jackie, which is a fouled relationship story told as a gender reversed Jack the Ripper tale. It's a pretty complex album, but still very very fun.

here's their myspace: http://www.myspace.com/wearemanman
post #117 of 1036
Oasis - Don't Believe The Truth

Gets alot of cred here, so I gave it another shot, and shit are they right. Then I realised why Noel decided to share duties for once, and it shows.
post #118 of 1036
I just discovered Arcade Fires Funeral thanks to Where The Wild Things Are.

WOW.
post #119 of 1036
Gotta admit I'm a tad disappointed that so many of the songs on the new Boxmasters album could be played on the radio without anything being bleeped out-- wtf happened?

Still fun, though.
post #120 of 1036
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Originally Posted by Sharpel007
T. Rex - Electric Warrior

Jesus, why and the hell did it take me so long to finally listen to the full album, oh yeah classic rock stations suck, so I had no clue.
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Originally Posted by Judas Booth View Post
Yet another unjustly forgotten band that has had their entire career reduced down to one or two songs on radio. That's a great album.
The time I saw them was really strange: the set was pretty short for a headliner, but they just killed, and by the end of "Bang A Gong" had the crowd near-insane. We were screaming for more, and any kind of encore--personally, I was hoping for Bolan alone on "Spaceball Ricochet"-- would have sent things through the roof.

Instead, they just left the houselights down long enough for the band to leave the building, and when the lights came up, you could almost see the energy in the place deflate.

Don't think I've ever seen an audience go from peak to valley quite so fast. Planned encores can be cheesy, I agree, but sometimes skipping them is worse.
post #121 of 1036
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The time I saw them was really strange: the set was pretty short for a headliner, but they just killed, and by the end of "Bang A Gong" had the crowd near-insane. We were screaming for more, and any kind of encore--personally, I was hoping for Bolan alone on "Spaceball Ricochet"-- would have sent things through the roof.

Instead, they just left the houselights down long enough for the band to leave the building, and when the lights came up, you could almost see the energy in the place deflate.

Don't think I've ever seen an audience go from peak to valley quite so fast. Planned encores can be cheesy, I agree, but sometimes skipping them is worse.
Holy crap, dude, how old are you? I feel old around here sometimes at 38...
post #122 of 1036
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Originally Posted by Ryan S~ View Post
Holy crap, dude, how old are you? I feel old around here sometimes at 38...
Older than 38, anyway. Still got all my hair and teeth, though.
post #123 of 1036
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I just discovered Arcade Fires Funeral thanks to Where The Wild Things Are.

WOW.
It's funny how often I've heard this exact sentiment expressed since the "Wild Things" trailer debuted.

And, yeah, wow.
post #124 of 1036
Rush: Spirit of Radio - Greatest Hits 1974-1987. I'd contemplated giving them a real go for years, but always suspected anything more than a few tracks would be too much to stomach. I was wrong.
post #125 of 1036
Welcome to the cult of Rush. That's a pretty solid Greatest Hits album/intro to their catalog.
post #126 of 1036
I really am surprised by how much I love it. At best, I was expecting a group of elite tracks to become regulars and the rest to remain inconsequential. However, from start to finish, it just keeps working on me. Thanks for being a catalyst, I Love You, Man!
post #127 of 1036
Recommended initial purchases: '2112', 'Permanent Waves', 'Moving Pictures', and 'Signals'. Those 4 albums are pretty much the CORE ones to have, although opinions can vary.
post #128 of 1036
Sweet. Thanks for the recommendations! They're definitely the ones I'm most familiar with from word of mouth/etc.

Maybe, it's just my relative inexperience with Rush, but listening to Spirit..., I'm struck by the uniform production quality. Unlike with some Best Of's, placing tracks chronologically is tough.
post #129 of 1036
Neil might be one of the best drummers of all time, so Rush has that going.
post #130 of 1036
Queens Of The Stone Age - Rated R

Only issue I have is the 10th track (if I'm thinking correct). Seems completely out of place. Otherwise... a solid album.
post #131 of 1036
The Velvet Underground & Nico (Deluxe Edition)

White Light/ White Heat

How crazy is "Sister Ray"?!!!
post #132 of 1036
Creedence Clearwater Revival, their debut album is just packed full of great songs, aside from the hits like Susie Q and I Put a spell on you, you have gems like The Working Man and Walk on the water, I love how 'Walk' starts off as this eerie little song then turns into an awesome funky jam at the end.
post #133 of 1036
John Prine- Diamonds in the Rough. Did a cover of The Great Compromise at open mic and had people complimenting me on it all night.
post #134 of 1036
Bat for Lashes - Two Suns

I've had a real change of heart on this album. On first hearing, I had it playing on in the background and bloody Evanescence came to mind which is a horrible band to be compared to. So i gave it a break and then picked it up again and i was so wrong with my initial reaction. The band and notably the lead singer's vocals have been compared to Kate Bush which i can only really hear on Moon and Moon. I'm glad i gave it another chance.

I've also had Joe Strummer's Walker score playing a lot this week. Anyone who has seen the film knows its a bloody good piece of music.
post #135 of 1036
Bombay Bicycle Club - I Had The Blues But I Shook Them Loose.

Fantastic! Here's the youtube page with some of their videos on for a taster. Finally, a new band woth getting excited about.
post #136 of 1036
Andrew Bird - Noble Beast
Avett Brothers - I And Love And You, and Emotionalism
St. Vincent - Actor
post #137 of 1036
7 Worlds Collide: The Sun Came Out. Still so much to absorb, but it wouldn't surprise me at all if this turned out to be my favorite album of 2009.
post #138 of 1036
The Librarians- The Pathetic Aesthetic

Pisses me off when I find something like this and realize I missed out on a decade worth of listening to it.
post #139 of 1036
I'm digging Light's "The Listening". Just peaceful, chill stuff.
post #140 of 1036
just imported DOIMOI's dialectic and apocalypse from japan.

Holy shit, it's like Helmet meets foo fighters. So freakin' good.
post #141 of 1036
Gov't Mule's new album "By A Thread" is awesome.
post #142 of 1036
Unsurprisingly, Sainthood by Tegan and Sara. Sorry, it had to be said.
post #143 of 1036
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Gov't Mule's new album "By A Thread" is awesome.
They have a new album out? Cool.

I thought their last album was ok, they seem to just be treading water at the moment.
post #144 of 1036
Not "owning," but an interesting oddity: Join the Band, with Little Feat trudging through their back catalog for the umpteenth time, this time with guest vocalists ranging from Bob Seger to Vince Gill to Emmylou Harris.

Most of it's listenable if a bit dull (though his "Fat Man in the Bathtub" is the first time I've been able to stand hearing Dave Matthews' voice for an entire song); some of it's downright appalling (particularly Brooks & Dunn on "Willin"-- come back, Linda Ronstadt, all is forgiven!), and the brightest spots (Emmylou on "Sailn' Shoes", Lowell's daughter Inara on "Trouble") aren't exactly revelations.

However, "Fat Man" and "Dixie Chicken" are worth at least one listen for Sonny Landreth's slide guitar: one of the seriously underrated (and under-recorded) players working today. And you'd really have to try pretty hard to screw up "Oh Atlanta", so Chris Robinson's runthrough on that is pretty fun, as is Seger on "Something In The Water" and Vince Gill on "Spanish Moon."
post #145 of 1036
I'm stuck on Comus' First Utterance. Goddamn English prog folk! Let me be!
post #146 of 1036
Brendan Benson - My Old, Familiar Friend. I've been listening to this album for over a month and at first I didn't think it was up to par with his earlier efforts, but it has absolutely owned me. There are about 4 or 5 songs that I just can't get out of my head.
post #147 of 1036
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Not "owning," but an interesting oddity: Join the Band, with Little Feat trudging through their back catalog for the umpteenth time, this time with guest vocalists ranging from Bob Seger to Vince Gill to Emmylou Harris.

Most of it's listenable if a bit dull (though his "Fat Man in the Bathtub" is the first time I've been able to stand hearing Dave Matthews' voice for an entire song); some of it's downright appalling (particularly Brooks & Dunn on "Willin"-- come back, Linda Ronstadt, all is forgiven!), and the brightest spots (Emmylou on "Sailn' Shoes", Lowell's daughter Inara on "Trouble") aren't exactly revelations.

However, "Fat Man" and "Dixie Chicken" are worth at least one listen for Sonny Landreth's slide guitar: one of the seriously underrated (and under-recorded) players working today. And you'd really have to try pretty hard to screw up "Oh Atlanta", so Chris Robinson's runthrough on that is pretty fun, as is Seger on "Something In The Water" and Vince Gill on "Spanish Moon."
Brooks & Dunn doing "Willin'"?!!! Yeah, such bullshit.

I've been on a Dwight Yoakam kick again. A great first five album run, but its the debut, Guitars, Cadillacs, Etc., Etc. that i keep coming back to the most. Deluxe edition has original demos and blistering live set included. "Can't You Hear Me Calling", "Rocky road Blues" esp. rock.

And I stand by, with his killer cover, him absolutely owning "Long White Cadillac" (from greatest hits)!
post #148 of 1036
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And I stand by, with his killer cover, him absolutely owning "Long White Cadillac" (from greatest hits)!
Nah, just gave it another spin to be sure I wasn't misremembering: it's good, but Phil Alvin's got him beat six ways to Sunday (to say nothing of Dave's scorching guitar).

I will admit, though, that Dwight is probably a better actor than either of the Alvins.
post #149 of 1036
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Metric's Fantasies.

If you love Tegan & Sara (they're both Canadian, too!), I think you'll eat up this album. Great rhythm section, gorgeous melodies, hummable choruses.

Can't stop playing 'Twilight Galaxy'. The closer 'Stadium Love' is a scorcher.
post #150 of 1036
Over the summer, I blind bought a 3 disc collection of Rod Stewart's first 5 solo albums--Reason To Believe: The Complete Mercury Studio Recordings. Blew me away. Can't stop playing it, especially The Rod Stewart Album/An Old Raincoat Won't Let You Down, Gasoline Alley, & Every Picture Tells a Story. The whole package, even more so than with The Faces, is on display here--fantastic song-writing, singing, and tight playing. A marvel at how witty, and self-deprecating he was able to be without losing air of cool; walks the line of everyman and cocksure rock god better than anyone.

(Of course, it was pushing ironic jokiness too far that led to his creative slide at decade's end)


Try kickstarting the day with mix of "Street Fighting Man", "Blind Prayer", "Every Picture Tells a Story", "Maggie May", "I'm Losing You", and "It's All Over Now"

I just picked up the deluxe edition of Atlantic Crossing. Looking forward to giving it a spin today; esp. curious about the scrapped rawer original included as bonus disc.

It feels so weird to consider myself a mega-Rod Stewart fan!
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