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    1. What have you been listening to this week? You don't need to do a 6000 word review if you don't want to, but please write something! If you've just picked up some music, please update on that as...

      What have you been listening to this week? You don't need to do a 6000 word review if you don't want to, but please write something! If you've just picked up some music, please update on that as well, we'd love to see your hauls :)

      Feel free to give recs or discuss anything about each others' listening habits.

      You can make a chart if you use last.fm:

      http://www.tapmusic.net/lastfm/

      Remember that linking directly to your image will update with your future listening, make sure to reupload to somewhere like imgur if you'd like it to remain what you have at the time of posting.

      11 votes
    2. Here's a list of a lot of things that came out in this past week, including many which are set to release on Friday. Of course, there's no way to be completely comprehensive with this and I...

      Here's a list of a lot of things that came out in this past week, including many which are set to release on Friday. Of course, there's no way to be completely comprehensive with this and I avoided including things where information was too lacking, so feel free to mention anything that isn't on here that you think is worth mentioning. Beyond that, if you have any thoughts of any of these albums, it would be great to hear them :)

      (oh and don't bully me for the genre tags, a lot of these things have very limited resources available and I couldn't individually listen to everything and determine what fits best, so I'm pulling from third parties and an artist's past work a lot of the time)

      Thanks to @Cleb for the help again and @cfabbro for grabbing the song.link urls!


      1THE9 - XIX (K-Pop) | Song.link

      After the Burial - Evergreen (Metalcore, Djent) | Song.link

      Allegaeon - Apoptosis (Technical Death Metal, Progressive Metal) | Song.link

      Angélique Kidjo - Celia (Fon Music) | Song.link

      Anna Tivel - The Question (Indie Folk, Singer/Songwriter) | Song.link

      Ann My Dice - Thorn EP (Metal) | Song.link

      Bananarama - In Stereo (Dance-Pop, Electropop) | Song.link

      Beauty Queen - Out Of Touch EP (Indie Pop) | Song.link

      Bells Atlas - The Mystic (Neo Soul) | Song.link

      Bernard Fowler (of Rolling Stones) - Inside Out (Rock) | Song.link

      Beyoncé - Homecoming: The Live Album (Contemporary R&B, Pop) | Song.link

      Cage The Elephant - Social Cues (Indie Rock, Alternative Rock, Indie Pop) | Song.link

      Cayucas - Real Life (Indie Pop, Sunshine Pop) | Song.link

      Countless Goodbyes - Cycles (Metal) | Song.link

      The Cringe - Everywhere You’ve Never Been (Rock) | Song.link

      Daniel Norgren - Wooh Dang (Contemporary Folk) | Song.link

      Diane Coffee - Internet Arms (Art Pop) | Song.link

      Dinah Jane - 1 (Contemporary R&B, Dance-Pop) | Song.link

      Drugdealer - Raw Honey (Psychedelic Rock) | Song.link

      Erick Sermon - Vernia (East Coast Hip Hop, Boom Bap) | Song.link

      Faith Eliott - Impossible Bodies (Indie Folk, Chamber Folk) | Song.link

      Fat White Family - Serfs Up! (Neo Psychedelia) | Song.link

      Field Medic - Fade Into the Dawn (Indie Folk, Singer-Songwriter) | Song.link

      Flaural - Postponement (Psychedelic Rock) | Bandcamp

      Foolio - Never Wanted Fame (Trap Rap, Pop Rap) | Song.link

      Fredo Bang - Big Ape (Trap Rap) | Song.link

      Grand Magus - Wolf God (Heavy Metal) | Song.link

      Gus Dapperton - Where Polly People Go to Read (Hypnagogic Pop, Indie Pop) | Song.link

      Heart Attack Man - Fake Blood (Pop Punk, Power Pop) | Song.link

      Heather Woods Broderick - Invitation (Singer/Songwriter, Art Pop) | Song.link

      Heavy As Texas - Heavy As Texas (Heavy Metal) | Song.link

      Hit-Boy & SOB X RBE - Family Not A Group (West Coast Hip Hop) | Song.link

      The Hot Sardines - Welcome Home, Bon Voyage (Jazz) | Song.link

      Izzy Bizu - Glita EP (Pop Soul) | Official site

      Jade Bird - Jade Bird (Singer/Songwriter, Contemporary Folk, Country Pop) | Song.link

      Jahkoy - 404 (Contemporary R&B) | Song.link

      JOHNNYSWIM - Moonlight (Folk Pop) | Song.link

      Jonatha Brooke - Imposter EP (Singer/Songwriter) | Song.link

      Jung Seung Hwan - Dear My Universe (K-Pop) | Song.link

      Kelsey Lu - Blood (Art Pop) | Song.link

      Kinbrae - Landforms (Ambient, Progressive Electronic) | Song.link

      Lizzo - Cuz I Love You (Pop Rap, Contemporary R&B) | Song.link

      Loyle Carner - Not Waving, But Drowning (UK Hip Hop, Jazz Rap) | Song.link

      Maren Celest - I Saw The Sun (Lofi Indie) | Official site

      Mark Peters - New Routes Out Of Innerland (Progressive Electronic) | Song.link

      Menoh Beats - MENOH! (Instrumental Hip Hop) | Song.link - Soundcloud

      Mitch Woods - A Tip Of The Hat To Fats (Blues) | Song.link

      NCT 127 - Awaken (K-Pop, Dance-Pop) | Song.link

      The O’Jays - The Last Word (Pop Soul) | Song.link

      Pamplemousse - High Strung (Garage Rock) | Song.link

      Peggy Gou - Moment EP (Nu-Disco) | Song.link

      Pi'erre Bourne - The Life of Pi'erre 4 (Trap Rap, Cloud Rap) | Song.link

      Pivot Gang - You Can't Sit With Us (Trap Rap, Pop Rap) | Song.link

      Pressa - Prestige (Trap Rap) | Song.link

      Raffi - Motivational Songs (Children’s Music) | Song.link

      Russ Tolman - Goodbye El Dorado (Roots Rock) | Song.link

      Sabbath Assembly - A Letter Of Red (Psychedelic Rock, Hard Rock) | Official site - Bandcamp

      Sad Planets (Patrick Carney and John Petkovic) - Akron, Ohio (Alt Rock) | Song.link

      Sarah Mary Chadwick - The Queen Who Stole The Sky (Art Pop) | Song.link

      Seaway - Fresh Produce (Pop Punk) | Song.link

      Shotgun Sawyer - Bury The Hatchet (Blues) | Song.link

      Shy Glizzy - COVERED N’ BLOOD (Trap Rap) | Song.link

      Smokepurpp - Lost Planet (Trap Rap) | Song.link

      Starbomb - The Tryforce (Comedy Rap, Nerdcore) | Song.link

      Stealing Sheep - Big Wows (Psychedelic Pop) | Song.link

      Super Junior-D&E - Danger (K-Pop) | Song.link

      The Tallest Man on Earth - I Love You. It's a Fever Dream (Singer/Songwriter, Contemporary Folk) | Song.link

      Tech N9ne - N9NA (Hardcore Hip Hop) | Song.link

      TR/ST - The Destroyer - 1 (Synthpop) | Song.link

      Tripsitter - The Other Side Of Sadness (Soft Rock) | Song.link

      The Vamps - Missing You EP (Electropop) | Song.link

      Various Artists - MOOMINVALLEY (Official Soundtrack) - (TV Soundtrack) | Song.link

      Wand - Laughing Matter (Psychedelic Rock) | Song.link

      Wargirl - Wargirl (Indie Pop) | Song.link

      Your Heart Breaks - Drone Butch Blues (Indie Pop) | Song.link

      Notes from cfabbro:
      I will check again tomorrow and update below links as required.

      Flaural - Postponement | no song.link yet, bandcamp linked
      Izzy Bizu - Glita EP | not released yet? no song.link yet, official site linked
      Maren Celest - I Saw The Sun | book+album art project? no song.link, official site linked
      Menoh Beats - MENOH! | not released yet? song.link is single, soundcloud is single, no official site?
      Sabbath Assembly - A Letter Of Red | not released yet? no song.link yet, official site and bandcamp linked

      7 votes
    3. Here's a list of a lot of things that came out in this past week, including many which are set to release on Friday. Of course, there's no way to be completely comprehensive with this and I...

      Here's a list of a lot of things that came out in this past week, including many which are set to release on Friday. Of course, there's no way to be completely comprehensive with this and I avoided including things where information was too lacking, so feel free to mention anything that isn't on here that you think is worth mentioning. Beyond that, if you have any thoughts of any of these albums, it would be great to hear them :)

      (oh and don't bully me for the genre tags, a lot of these things have very limited resources available and I couldn't individually listen to everything and determine what fits best, so I'm pulling from third parties and an artist's past work a lot of the time)

      Thanks for the help this week, @Cleb!


      88GLAM - 88GLAM2.5 (Trap Rap)

      Aaron Lewis - State I’m In (Contemporary Country)

      ALL TVVINS - Just To Exist (Alternative Dance, Indie Rock)

      All Your Sisters - Trust Ruins (Industrial Rock, Post-Punk)

      Anderson .Paak - Ventura (Neo-Soul, Contemporary R&B)

      Andy Black - The Ghost of Ohio (Pop Rock)

      Astrid - Fall, Stand, Dance (Indie Pop, Pop Rock)

      Band of Skulls - Love Is All You Love (Garage Rock Revival, Alternative Rock)

      Bars Of Gold - Shelters (New Wave, Indie Rock, Post-Hardcore)

      Beat Music - Beat Music! Beat Music! Beat Music! (Jazz-Rock, Electronic)

      Bibio - Ribbons (Folktronica, Hypnagogic Pop)

      Big Business - The Beast You Are (Hard Rock, Heavy Metal)

      Big Search - Slow Fascination (Indie Pop)

      Black Flower - Future Flora (Afro-Jazz, Jazz-Funk)

      Broken Social Scene - Let's Try the After - Vol. 2 (Indie Pop, Indie Rock)

      Bruce Hornsby - Absolute Zero (Art Pop, Singer/Songwriter)

      BTS - Map of the Soul: Persona (K-Pop)

      The Budos Band - V (Jazz-Funk, Heavy Psych, Afrobeat)

      Caskey - Black Sheep 4 (Trap Rap)

      The Chemical Brothers - No Geography (Big Beat, Acid House)

      The Cradle - The Glare of Success (Indie Folk)

      Cris Jacobs - Color Where You Are (Singer/Songwriter, Acoustic Blues)

      Damien Jurado - In the Shape of a Storm (Indie Folk, Singer/Songwriter)

      Eli "Paperboy" Reed - 99 Cent Dreams (Soul, Rhythm & Blues)

      Emily Reo - Only You Can See It (Indie Pop)

      Emma Bunton - My Happy Place (Pop Soul)

      Eric Reed - Everybody Gets The Blues (Jazz)

      Fontaines D.C. - Dogrel (Post Punk Revival)

      Glen Hansard - The Wild Willing (Singer/Songwriter, Electronic)

      Gone Cosmic - Sideways In Time (Psychedelic Rock)

      ​iann dior - nothings ever good enough (Emo Rap)

      Intellexual (Nico Segal & Nate Fox of The Social Experiment) - Intellexual (Indie Pop)

      Inter Arma - Sulphur English (Post Metal)

      Jesse Rutherford - GARAGEB& (Alternative R&B, Electropop)

      Jess Ribeiro - Love Hate (Singer/Songwriter)

      John Paul White - The Hurting Kind (Singer/Songwriter, Folk Rock)

      Junodream - Terrible Things That Could Happen EP (Indie Rock)

      Khalid - Free Spirit (Contemporary R&B, Neo-Soul)

      KSI & Randolph - New Age (UK Hip Hop)

      The Leisure Society - Arrivals & Departures (Chamber pop, Indie pop)

      Lloyd - Black Haze (Pop Rock)

      Lowly - Hifalutin (Indie Pop)

      LSD - Labrinth, Sia & Diplo Present… LSD (Psychedelic Pop, Electronic)

      Marshmello & SOB X RBE - Roll the Dice - EP (Pop Rap)

      Melby - VCR (Psychedelic Pop, Indie Pop)

      Melissa Etheridge - The Medicine Show (Pop Rock, Singer/Songwriter)

      M Huncho - Utopia (Trap Rap)

      MISSIO - The Darker the Weather // The Better the Man (Electropop)

      MONKEY3 - Sphere (Stoner Rock, Space Rock)

      Mystery Skulls - Back to Life (Electropop)

      Native Harrow - Happier Now (Indie Folk, Folk Pop)

      Norah Jones - Begin Again (Jazz Pop)

      NUMENOREAN - Adore (Atmospheric black metal)

      Odonis Odonis - Reaction EP (Electro-Industrial, Industrial Rock)

      Pixel Grip - Heavy Handed (Synthpop)

      Reese McHenry - No Dados (Garage Rock)

      RiFF RAFF - PiNK PYTHōN (Trap Rap)

      Rory Fresco - True Story (Pop Rap)

      Sara Evans - The Barker Family Band (Country Pop)

      Sebastián Yatra - FANTASÍA (Reggaeton)

      Shovels & Rope - By Blood (Alt. Country)

      Sophie Auster - Next Time (Singer/Songwriter)

      Tellavision - Add Land (Electronic, Pop)

      Theories - Vessel (Grindcore)

      Thomas Henley - Epoque EP (Electronic)

      Through The Noise - Dualism (Nu Metal, Post Hardcore)

      Tom Speight - Collide (Singer Songwriter)

      Walking On Cars - Colours (Pop Rock)

      Yours Truly - Afterglow EP (Progressive Pop)

      Zvi - Deer Pink (Drone Metal, Experimental Rock)

      16 votes
    4. I thought it might be cool to get a random slice of people's music libraries, musical knowledge, and how they relate to songs that aren't necessarily standouts or favorites. Don't worry about the...

      I thought it might be cool to get a random slice of people's music libraries, musical knowledge, and how they relate to songs that aren't necessarily standouts or favorites. Don't worry about the five tracks being a representative sample of your tastes or anything--I just think it's a fun exercise!

      Also, if you get a bad list of five, it's okay to re-roll.

      35 votes
    5. What have you been listening to this week? You don't need to do a 6000 word review if you don't want to, but please write something! If you've just picked up some music, please update on that as...

      What have you been listening to this week? You don't need to do a 6000 word review if you don't want to, but please write something! If you've just picked up some music, please update on that as well, we'd love to see your hauls :)

      Feel free to give recs or discuss anything about each others' listening habits.

      You can make a chart if you use last.fm:

      http://www.tapmusic.net/lastfm/

      Remember that linking directly to your image will update with your future listening, make sure to reupload to somewhere like imgur if you'd like it to remain what you have at the time of posting.

      13 votes
    6. I discovered (or "discocovered") this song after reading a comment in the April Fool's thread about Spotify changing its "discover weekly" feature into "discocover weekly". The commenter mentioned...

      I discovered (or "discocovered") this song after reading a comment in the April Fool's thread about Spotify changing its "discover weekly" feature into "discocover weekly". The commenter mentioned "a disco cover of 'Rhapsody In Blue'", which checks two of my boxes:

      • 'Rhapsody in Blue' is in my all-time Top Three instrumental/orchestral pieces of music.

      • Disco (real disco, from back in the '70s) is one of my favourite genres.

      Mashing these two things together just has to be good. And, sure enough, it is! This track is, in equal parts, inspired and cheesy. I can't listen to it without finding myself bopping along. It makes me happy.

      I bought the track within 15 minutes of reading that comment, have added it to my "Orchestral" and my "Disco" playlists, and am making excuses to listen to it as often as I can.

      Actually, there were a few disco versions of classical songs made in the 1970s. It seems to have been a minor fad back then - and I realised, when buying this track, that I also have Murphy's track 'A Fifth of Beethoven', plus 'Night on Disco Mountain' by David Shire. I really enjoy this combination of funky disco and classical music.

      And I love this song! :)

      9 votes
    7. I'd like to hear something different, and am curious about what both the current and past trends have been so anything's welcome really! Honestly it doesn't even have to have any sung parts;...

      I'd like to hear something different, and am curious about what both the current and past trends have been so anything's welcome really!

      Honestly it doesn't even have to have any sung parts; lately I've been getting in Berlin's indigenous techno scene and found myself with lots of remarkable material to listen to.

      Here are a few spotlights of mine:

      • A particularly good DJ session of Dirty Doering. His music is what's really pushed me to dip my toes into the techno scene; went to few of his nights and never regretted it so far.
      • Songs such as Le Temps de la Rentrée by France Gall, La Mer specifically sung by Julio Iglesias and Champs Elysees by Joe Dassin are some of my go tos when I'm cooking something.
      • HaifischNikez Allstar is a really good trashy song, pleasant in its own way in my opinion. Watch it as there's a jumpscare at the beginning of the video.
      • Any song by Caparezza. I won't link a specific one cause they're not exactly "melodic", moreso they are extremely clever in the wordplays he makes in each and every one. If i had to suggest an album of his I'd go for Museica.
      • Heard a number of catchy tunes while visiting Israel but ended up not knowing any specific title cause while there my phone died...

      edit: pointed out jumpscare

      18 votes