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What have you been listening to this week?

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.

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68 comments

  1. [2]
    Dashboard Link
    I have been listening to the band Karate which has been my favourite artist for the past few months already. They have such a charming and unique sound - 90s punk/indie rock with jazz influences....

    I have been listening to the band Karate which has been my favourite artist for the past few months already. They have such a charming and unique sound - 90s punk/indie rock with jazz influences. Every album of theirs is good in a different way. Most of their songs make you listen to them over and over while they slowly grow on you. Sadly it's really hard to find a way to buy their albums (at least for a reasonable price and where I live).

    Another more recent discovery for me that I have been listening to is a German pop brass band called Moop Mama. Really fun and energetic songs that stay in your head.

    8 votes
    1. luciano Link Parent
      I love Karate, "Unsolved" is one of my favorite albums ever!

      I love Karate, "Unsolved" is one of my favorite albums ever!

      2 votes
  2. [2]
    Tygrak Link
    I Can Be Afraid of Anything - The World is a Beautiful Place & I am No Longer Afraid to Die Kind of indie emo band that I have been listening to a lot daily, all their albums are great - I'd...

    I Can Be Afraid of Anything - The World is a Beautiful Place & I am No Longer Afraid to Die

    Kind of indie emo band that I have been listening to a lot daily, all their albums are great - I'd recommend Whenever, If Ever, the only a bit weird album is Between Bodies, it's mostly spoken word.

    Sufjan Stevens - The Predatory Wasp Of The Palisades Is Out To Get Us!

    I don't listen to too much stuff that isn't rock, but I have started listening to a lot of Sufjan, it's great! Mostly it would probably be considered indie folk or something I guess.

    5 votes
    1. MajorThird Link Parent
      Sufjan is amazing. It's the right level of moody without being overwrought or pretentious which was perfect for moody high school me. That song specifically is one of favorites and a huge...

      Sufjan is amazing. It's the right level of moody without being overwrought or pretentious which was perfect for moody high school me. That song specifically is one of favorites and a huge inspiration to me as a musician.

      3 votes
  3. [9]
    Kelsier Link
    Dot. - Alaw Sutej Singh - Oceans Apart He also has a Prog Metal album called ‘The Emerging’ (also has some post rock elements). Blackstratblues - Ode to a Sunny Day Blackstratblues is the solo...

    Dot. - Alaw

    Sutej Singh - Oceans Apart
    He also has a Prog Metal album called ‘The Emerging’ (also has some post rock elements).

    Blackstratblues - Ode to a Sunny Day
    Blackstratblues is the solo project of Warren Mendosa, one of the best Indian guitarists I've heard.

    And a fun one ( it's in punjabi)
    Pav x Fateh - Funk

    4 votes
    1. [8]
      ThatFanficGuy (edited ) Link Parent
      Speaking of Punjabi and Indian music: Discowale Khisko from the film Dil Bole Hadippa Sirens of Shanti's cover of Lungi Dance (that same song by T-Series, which I think is the original is the...

      Speaking of Punjabi and Indian music:

      EDITed a clarification on originals and versions

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        Kelsier Link Parent
        Both are just typical Bollywood songs, and the first song isn't really punjabi. If you really want to listen to some amazing music from India, look outside Bollywood. There's lots of amazing...

        Both are just typical Bollywood songs, and the first song isn't really punjabi.
        If you really want to listen to some amazing music from India, look outside Bollywood. There's lots of amazing artists all over the country.
        Bollywood just caters to the lowest denominator (I am not a fan, as you can tell)

        1 vote
        1. [6]
          ThatFanficGuy Link Parent
          Come on. After Funk? :P You gotta start somewhere, I reckon. Those two were the first ones I was definitively listening to (and not passively going through). Before them, I didn't even know I'd...

          (I am not a fan, as you can tell)

          Come on. After Funk? :P

          You gotta start somewhere, I reckon. Those two were the first ones I was definitively listening to (and not passively going through). Before them, I didn't even know I'd like Indian music. If it opens the doors into the music of India – which, I'm sure, is as rich and powerful as any other people's – why not?

          Aside from those you'd listed in the prime comment, what would you recommend to someone interested in listening to good Indian music?

          2 votes
          1. [5]
            Kelsier (edited ) Link Parent
            Sorry if I sounded rude :D. Yes you are right, everyone's got to start somewhere. I would love to recommend you some music. What are some genres you like so that I can start from there .

            Sorry if I sounded rude :D. Yes you are right, everyone's got to start somewhere.
            I would love to recommend you some music. What are some genres you like so that I can start from there .

            1 vote
            1. [4]
              ThatFanficGuy Link Parent
              Hard rock. Hardcore metal (the kind that Bandcamp lists under "Metal" > "Hardcore"). Rapcore. Various forms of electronic music. Let's start with that. Feel free to also bring up what's currently...

              Hard rock. Hardcore metal (the kind that Bandcamp lists under "Metal" > "Hardcore"). Rapcore. Various forms of electronic music.

              Let's start with that.

              Feel free to also bring up what's currently popular and of decent quality if you like. I'm all for broadening my horizons.

              1 vote
              1. [3]
                Kelsier Link Parent
                Here you go. Skrat - The Queen - hard rock Undying Inc - Ironclad - hardcore/technical metal Kryptos - Visions of Dis - Thrash Demonic Resurrection - The Unrelenting surge of Vengeance -...

                Here you go.

                Skrat - The Queen - hard rock

                Undying Inc - Ironclad - hardcore/technical metal

                Kryptos - Visions of Dis - Thrash

                Demonic Resurrection - The Unrelenting surge of Vengeance - Death/black metal

                Bevar Sea - Universal Sleeper heavy/doom/hard rock

                Dhwesha - Kapala Haara - Death Metal

                Let me know which ones you like, would be glad to recommend some more

                2 votes
                1. [2]
                  ThatFanficGuy Link Parent
                  Thanks! Skrat is pretty good. They and Bevar Sea's Universal Sleeper remind me of the rock classics: Van Halen, ZZ Top, and also some of the bands I can't recall by name. Universal Sleeper is the...

                  Thanks!

                  Skrat is pretty good. They and Bevar Sea's Universal Sleeper remind me of the rock classics: Van Halen, ZZ Top, and also some of the bands I can't recall by name. Universal Sleeper is the slow, long-lasting rock, and The Queen is intense and high-rhythm. I like both.

                  One thing I'm noticing so far is that this isn't that far off the American rock I've heard so much before. It's not bad, but I reckon there's something more Indian out there, with a unique sound. Anything you know that's like that?

                  1 vote
                  1. Kelsier Link Parent
                    Indian Ocean - Bandeh Junoon - Sayonee Agam - Koothu over coffee Ravi Shankar & Ali Akbar Khan Also check out Coke Studio ( both India and Pakistan) on youtube. Loads of amazing songs, top notch...

                    Indian Ocean - Bandeh

                    Junoon - Sayonee

                    Agam - Koothu over coffee

                    Ravi Shankar & Ali Akbar Khan

                    Also check out Coke Studio ( both India and Pakistan) on youtube. Loads of amazing songs, top notch production and way too many to list here. If you like something you listen, hit me up for more suggestions.

                    2 votes
  4. [7]
    kichelmoon Link
    Modest Mouse Especially their first two albums. *The lonesome crowded west" is probably my favourite. They make great rock music that constantly swings between noisy and incredibily soft and...

    Modest Mouse
    Especially their first two albums. *The lonesome crowded west" is probably my favourite. They make great rock music that constantly swings between noisy and incredibily soft and beautiful. The lyrics are entertaining as well. Good music for driving, walking or cleaning up your room.

    4 votes
    1. [2]
      Dashboard (edited ) Link Parent
      Modest Mouse is one of my favourite bands as well. I really dig the raw energy their early albums have. I can highly recommend the Modest Mouse cover album the band Iron Horse made: Bluegrass fits...

      Modest Mouse is one of my favourite bands as well. I really dig the raw energy their early albums have. I can highly recommend the Modest Mouse cover album the band Iron Horse made: Bluegrass fits the songs weirdly well.

      Also you might want to give Karate, the band I mentioned in my other comment here, a listen - they feel very similar to Modest Mouse.

      3 votes
      1. Dux Link Parent
        I absolutely love the Pickin' on Series. Specifically this album. Those Iron Horse guys are pretty talented.

        I absolutely love the Pickin' on Series. Specifically this album. Those Iron Horse guys are pretty talented.

        2 votes
    2. [3]
      tomf Link Parent
      Sun Kil Moon covered some Modest Mouse with Tiny Cities -- its definitely worth a listen. I miss the early Modest Mouse. Isaac Brock has such a great voice.

      Sun Kil Moon covered some Modest Mouse with Tiny Cities -- its definitely worth a listen.

      I miss the early Modest Mouse. Isaac Brock has such a great voice.

      2 votes
      1. [2]
        kichelmoon Link Parent
        This is amazing. Never Ending Math Equation is probably my favourite from this.

        This is amazing. Never Ending Math Equation is probably my favourite from this.

        2 votes
        1. tomf Link Parent
          its pretty great, eh. If you like this style, you'll like some some of Mark Kozelek's other albums / bands (Red House Painters, solo stuff..) My favorite original Sun Kill Moon record is Benji,...

          its pretty great, eh. If you like this style, you'll like some some of Mark Kozelek's other albums / bands (Red House Painters, solo stuff..)

          My favorite original Sun Kill Moon record is Benji, that came out a few years back.

          2 votes
    3. Tygrak Link Parent
      Oh yeah, I have been listening to Modest Mouse a lot too, I love them so much. Building Nothing out of Something might be my favorite, because the two ending tracks are so incredible. But I love...

      Oh yeah, I have been listening to Modest Mouse a lot too, I love them so much. Building Nothing out of Something might be my favorite, because the two ending tracks are so incredible. But I love basically all of their albums, maybe except for parts of Strangers to Ourselves.

      1 vote
  5. s3rvant Link
    I listen almost exclusively via Pandora and this week I've been shuffling my "thumbs up" playlist which contains every song I've liked since I joined (currently 1,065 tracks). I've been through...

    I listen almost exclusively via Pandora and this week I've been shuffling my "thumbs up" playlist which contains every song I've liked since I joined (currently 1,065 tracks). I've been through several phases over the years including christian alternative, rock, some metal, acoustic, instrumental and lately I've been enjoying more synthetic sounds with gibberish lyrics and/or female vocalist.

    Some of my current favs are:

    • Mayday (feat. Laura Brehm) by TheFatRat
    • Indian Summer by Jai Wolf
    • Secrets (feat. Vassy) by Tiesto & KSHMR
    • Shelter by Porter Robinson & Madeon
    • Breath by Pluto & Ye
    • Closer (feat. Jennie A.) by Lemaitre (her voice resonates with my soul)
    • Fly Away (feat. Anjulie) by TheFatRat (I like most stuff by TheFatRat)
    • Loyal by ODESZA
    • Lean On (feat. MO & DJ Snake) CRNKN Remix by Major Lazer (I really like the sounds in this specific mix)
    4 votes
  6. [2]
    HydoTypo Link
    Been listening to quite a but of doom metal bands like OM and Bell Witch which is perfect background music IMO

    Been listening to quite a but of doom metal bands like OM and Bell Witch which is perfect background music IMO

    3 votes
    1. welly Link Parent
      Love OM. Recently discovered Ufommamut, which may be up your street.

      Love OM. Recently discovered Ufommamut, which may be up your street.

      1 vote
  7. [4]
    dubteedub (edited ) Link
    One song I found recently is Alive by Phil Lober - spotify link I found it from a recent reddit post by my current favorite sci fi / fantasy author Brandon Sanderson on an update post on his...

    One song I found recently is Alive by Phil Lober - spotify link

    I found it from a recent reddit post by my current favorite sci fi / fantasy author Brandon Sanderson on an update post on his latest book where he also asked redditors for music recommendations.

    https://www.reddit.com/r/Stormlight_Archive/comments/anttqr/stormlight_book_four_update_2

    Generally, I prefer things that have an epic instrumental feel to them--though I don't mind words here and there. And I get tired of things that sound TOO trailer-esque. (Inception sound. Inception sound. Inception sound.

    For reference, my favorite song on the Oathbringer playlist--and the one I play in my head at the climax--is Alive by Phil Lober. Anyway, please suggest things for me to put on my playlist. Songs that are on theme, or even songs you just think are epic for whatever reason. (Though do look through the other two playlists I've made first, to double check the song isn't on one of them. I probably won't put any repeats on this playlist.)

    The song is an epic instrumental and anyone that has read Stormlight Archive should definetely give it a listen

    3 votes
    1. [3]
      thymoze Link Parent
      Hey thanks for this! I didn't even know that Brandon Sanderson was active in the community aswell, that's really cool! It's absolutely incredible how fast he is churning out those books. And he's...

      Hey thanks for this! I didn't even know that Brandon Sanderson was active in the community aswell, that's really cool! It's absolutely incredible how fast he is churning out those books.

      And he's got a great taste in music, too.. I think he might just be one of my favorite authors at the moment :p

      1 vote
      1. [2]
        dubteedub Link Parent
        Yeah, he really is the best. It is unreal how transparent and engaging he is with his community. He posts a lot of regular updates to /r/stormlight_archive in addition to the blog on his site.

        Yeah, he really is the best. It is unreal how transparent and engaging he is with his community. He posts a lot of regular updates to /r/stormlight_archive in addition to the blog on his site.

        1 vote
        1. samwasdroppingeaves Link Parent
          Brandon is such a great guy. I was in line with some friends at DragonCon and saw him walking up the sidewalk. I freaked out a bit and he saw that I recognized him. He stopped and chatted with our...

          Brandon is such a great guy. I was in line with some friends at DragonCon and saw him walking up the sidewalk. I freaked out a bit and he saw that I recognized him. He stopped and chatted with our group for several minutes and fielded a few of our questions. Just a genuinely nice person and, combining that with his writing, you wind up with an awesome guy.

          Big fan of his. I’ll have to check out that music as I just finished Oathbringer.

          1 vote
  8. gyrozeppeli Link
    I've been listening to Bill Evans and Chick Corea a lot this week. You're Gonna Hear From Me by Bill Evans is such a classic album. Stan Getz & Bill Evans is also fantastic. For Chick Corea, I've...

    I've been listening to Bill Evans and Chick Corea a lot this week.

    You're Gonna Hear From Me by Bill Evans is such a classic album. Stan Getz & Bill Evans is also fantastic.

    For Chick Corea, I've been digging In Concert, Zürich, October 28, 1979 and of course any of his collaborations with Gary Burton.

    3 votes
  9. [2]
    firstname (edited ) Link
    I have been exploring some Swedish psychedelic rock(ish) and found Träden edit: träden is actually the same group as träd, gräs och stenar so i did not find any new people. But in fact a new...

    I have been exploring some Swedish psychedelic rock(ish) and found Träden edit: träden is actually the same group as träd, gräs och stenar so i did not find any new people. But in fact a new studio album.

    Also some electro/modern jazz with names such as Torben Unit and Leclair

    I have also been looking for some new dub and ended up with listening to Protassov in collaboration with one of my favorite singers Bajka.

    And last but not least some happy house produced by HNNY

    I spend quite a bit of time of my life looking for new music and i am happy with this weeks finds :)

    3 votes
    1. [2]
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      Link Parent
      1. firstname Link Parent
        They remind me of Dungen, one of my favorite bands which i strongly recommend if you like Träden.

        They remind me of Dungen, one of my favorite bands which i strongly recommend if you like Träden.

  10. stepdad Link
    I’m really not sure if anyone will share my music taste, but the new things i’ve been listening to are some lancey foux (his style reminds me of thug but also i’m totally biased because of his...

    I’m really not sure if anyone will share my music taste, but the new things i’ve been listening to are some lancey foux (his style reminds me of thug but also i’m totally biased because of his work in the fashion industry), nba youngboy as well i’ve been going back and relistening to his earlier tapes, they are still very very good. Also i listened to loyalty kill love for the first time and it gives me early HOTP kodak vibes so i’m already a fan.

    2 votes
  11. JCPhoenix Link
    Jungle. The music is awesome, but the videos are even better. See: "Julia" Edit: And "Casio"

    Jungle. The music is awesome, but the videos are even better. See: "Julia"

    Edit: And "Casio"

    2 votes
  12. [2]
    soulprovidr Link
    I've been into a lot of contemporary Afrobeat stuff recently -- this is one of the songs that has been on repeat in my car: Niniola - Maradona

    I've been into a lot of contemporary Afrobeat stuff recently -- this is one of the songs that has been on repeat in my car: Niniola - Maradona

    2 votes
    1. IsuzuBellet Link Parent
      That vid was pretty good. I've been listening to Mokoomba - Zim rock with Afrobeat. Hope you like. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xdBZv31jGv0

      That vid was pretty good. I've been listening to Mokoomba - Zim rock with Afrobeat. Hope you like. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xdBZv31jGv0

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    HanakoIsBestGirl Link
    A guy called Sebastein Skaf (composer for the game Katawa Shoujo) just recently deleted all his online presence. I had an archive of his youtube channel, which I uploaded online. Other people then...

    A guy called Sebastein Skaf (composer for the game Katawa Shoujo) just recently deleted all his online presence. I had an archive of his youtube channel, which I uploaded online.

    Other people then started uploading what of his they had, and I discovered a LOT of music by him I had never seen before. So that is what I'm listening to!

    2 votes
    1. [2]
      Whom Link Parent
      Could you point me in the direction of that stuff? I used to really be into the Enigmatic Box of Sound :)

      Could you point me in the direction of that stuff? I used to really be into the Enigmatic Box of Sound :)

      2 votes
      1. HanakoIsBestGirl (edited ) Link Parent
        My reddit post of my archive of his channel (plus the ks shimmie) https://www.reddit.com/r/katawashoujo/comments/akmeig/here_are_my_archives_of_the_shimmie_as_well_as/ SimoneDS176s archive on...

        My reddit post of my archive of his channel (plus the ks shimmie) https://www.reddit.com/r/katawashoujo/comments/akmeig/here_are_my_archives_of_the_shimmie_as_well_as/

        SimoneDS176s archive on reddit (much more complete and im pretty sure it contains my archive) https://www.reddit.com/r/katawashoujo/comments/apw46i/huge_sebastien_skaf_archive/

        Enjoy!

        E: oh and as an extra note, the enigmatic box of sound is still availible on the ks website. Im pretty sure its the only thing Skaf didnt (or perhaps couldnt) delete.

        E2: Sebastien has issued takedown notices on many of the archives of his music. As of writing this there is a pretty complete version on google drive. If anyone later on in time wants his music and can't find the download, pm me or reply here.

        1 vote
  14. welly Link
    Stigma by Ufomammut - Italian doom metal Homous by Igorrr - death metal, baroque music, breakcore, nintendo-core and a chicken. Yep.

    Stigma by Ufomammut - Italian doom metal

    Homous by Igorrr - death metal, baroque music, breakcore, nintendo-core and a chicken. Yep.

    2 votes
  15. ThatFanficGuy Link
    Papa Roach: Renegade Music and I Suffer Well, two of the most intense songs from their latest album.

    Papa Roach: Renegade Music and I Suffer Well, two of the most intense songs from their latest album.

    2 votes
  16. [2]
    letterbee Link
    I've been listening to this Blueface guy, somewhat ironically, recently. The rest is just the typical result of a shuffle through my large playlist.

    I've been listening to this Blueface guy, somewhat ironically, recently. The rest is just the typical result of a shuffle through my large playlist.

    1 vote
    1. stepdad Link Parent
      I like his music at parties or events but in my personal time it gets kind of annoying.

      I like his music at parties or events but in my personal time it gets kind of annoying.

      2 votes
  17. Rez9x Link
    I've been on a K-Pop kick the last few months. EXID, BLACKPINK, Loona, iKON, (G)I-DLE... I just realized how many K-Pop bands are all caps.

    I've been on a K-Pop kick the last few months. EXID, BLACKPINK, Loona, iKON, (G)I-DLE... I just realized how many K-Pop bands are all caps.

    1 vote
  18. [9]
    sinithter Link
    Still enjoying Disturbed's latest album, with some Nightwish and The Murder of My Sweet on the side.

    Still enjoying Disturbed's latest album, with some Nightwish and The Murder of My Sweet on the side.

    1 vote
    1. [3]
      samwasdroppingeaves Link Parent
      You know, I’d never really listened to a lot of Disturbed before but a few weeks back I came across their cover of “The Sound of Silence” and jeez. I was floored by how good it was.

      You know, I’d never really listened to a lot of Disturbed before but a few weeks back I came across their cover of “The Sound of Silence” and jeez. I was floored by how good it was.

      1 vote
      1. [2]
        sinithter Link Parent
        Yeah, he does have an amazing voice. There are several slower songs on the Evolution album that showcase it well.

        Yeah, he does have an amazing voice. There are several slower songs on the Evolution album that showcase it well.

        1 vote
        1. samwasdroppingeaves Link Parent
          I’ll have to check it out. I appreciate the suggestion!

          I’ll have to check it out. I appreciate the suggestion!

    2. [3]
      InherentlyGloomy Link Parent
      I wish more people knew about Nightwish, Delain, Sirenia, Within Temptation, Kamelot, etc. Such great music when it's done well. Any albums in particular you're listening to?

      I wish more people knew about Nightwish, Delain, Sirenia, Within Temptation, Kamelot, etc. Such great music when it's done well. Any albums in particular you're listening to?

      1 vote
      1. [2]
        sinithter Link Parent
        With Nightwish, not really... I've got favorites on every album, so I just randomly pick one and go. I used to be a big fan of Within Temptation, but their overall style shifted quite a bit with...

        With Nightwish, not really... I've got favorites on every album, so I just randomly pick one and go. I used to be a big fan of Within Temptation, but their overall style shifted quite a bit with The Unforgiving and subsequent releases, and it hasn't really clicked with me. Kamelot is still good, but I'll always miss Roy.

        1 vote
        1. InherentlyGloomy Link Parent
          Makes sense. I definitely agree about WT and Kamelot.

          Makes sense. I definitely agree about WT and Kamelot.

    3. [2]
      CrunchyTabasco Link Parent
      I've always had strange experiences with Nightwish. Whenever somebody describes their brand of symphonic metal with heavy riffs, full orchestration, and operatic vocals mixed with harsher vocals,...

      I've always had strange experiences with Nightwish. Whenever somebody describes their brand of symphonic metal with heavy riffs, full orchestration, and operatic vocals mixed with harsher vocals, it sounds like something I'd absolutely love. But I've never been completely satisfied by any of the stuff people say is their best, and I don't really know why. Any recommendations for underrated songs by them that I may not have heard of?

      1. sinithter Link Parent
        There are several songs of theirs (particularly older ones) that some people rate as the best, but I just think are fine. The ones I like most are the ones that do a good job of telling a story or...

        There are several songs of theirs (particularly older ones) that some people rate as the best, but I just think are fine. The ones I like most are the ones that do a good job of telling a story or evoking a certain feeling/atmosphere. There are epic ones like Ghost Love Score and Poet and the Pendulum, but some of my other favorites are:

  19. Whom (edited ) Link
    I've been slowing down my music listening. I've been going for a few years now trying to average at least 1 album per day (I'd say I was usually above that and did it in bursts) and I'm glad I've...

    I've been slowing down my music listening. I've been going for a few years now trying to average at least 1 album per day (I'd say I was usually above that and did it in bursts) and I'm glad I've done so, but now I'm spending my time focusing on physical releases and discovery through the record store near my university rather than my typical avenues. I've always given the things I listen to a lot of time and attention, but reframing music as something tactile and limited to when I drop by the store again with some cash is a positive thing for me, I think. It's also nice to drop the bit of pressure I put on myself to always be going with it, as @Cleb getting into techno and starting to listen to way more than me was starting to stress me out :P I still try to keep up with new releases as normal, though my dissatisfaction with last year compared to the rest of the decade partially drove this change.

    I also might use this as an opportunity to get more into classical music, though I'll have to determine that based on the availability and price of well-respected classical recordings around me, which I'm not really knowledgable enough yet to do. I can easily find the compositions that I know I should hear, but it's difficult to know what recordings to look for / knowing what the more conservative ones that represent the piece best will be.

    The what of what I've been listening to hasn't been terribly interesting. Post-New York Tendaberry Laura Nyro has proven to be worthwhile to pursue, it seems that Nyro is really one of those phonebook vocalists to me. I heard some electronic interpretations of Erik Satie compositions that are surprisingly tasteful (and I love owning it...just look at that cover!). Getting back into Mike Oldfield's Tubular Bells which I hadn't really given my attention for a long time. Renaissance's Scheherazade and Other Stories has also really been catching my ear, I love prog attempts at making medieval and renaissance-inspired music, even if it is silly and not even trying to be accurate, though they lean nowhere near as hard into the concept as Gryphon (who have a great comeback album from last year, btw!!) and some others do. Van Dyke Parks' Clang of the Yankee Reaper is pleasing but will take a lot more attention for me to really decide how I feel about it. It's in that period when he was leaning hard intoalypso, but it doesn't seem to have as well-defined of a concept as Discover America looks to, so I have little to latch onto. It'll just take time.

    My earth hasn't been shattered musically since this change, but I'm okay with that. I think it's already positive.

    1 vote
  20. knocklessmonster (edited ) Link
    As I slowly realize my taste reflects Anthony Fantano's (j/k, I actually don't tend to like a lot of the stuff he rates somewhat highly), it's been a lot of IDLES "JOY as an Act of Resistance" and...

    As I slowly realize my taste reflects Anthony Fantano's (j/k, I actually don't tend to like a lot of the stuff he rates somewhat highly), it's been a lot of IDLES "JOY as an Act of Resistance" and JPEGMAFIA's "Veteran," and Aesop Rock/TOBACCO's eponymous "Malibu Ken" album. I tend to fixate on a single album at a time, and these three have been on somewhat of a constant rotation for the past couple weeks.

    Light brag: I finally listened to my copy of Busdriver's "Thumbs" on the original casette that I've had for years, and borrowed a friend's Jensen tape player. (Previous joke aside, Busdriver was my first taste of hip hop, and the reason I listen to all the rap music I do).

    And, I guess it's my second time listening to it, but Okilly Dokilly just released a new music video Reneducation.

    1 vote
  21. [2]
    MajorThird Link
    I've been listen through a lot of southern hip hop like Outkast and Goodie Mob. I never listened to it growing up due to a lot of really annoying people in my life turning me off of hip hop but...

    I've been listen through a lot of southern hip hop like Outkast and Goodie Mob. I never listened to it growing up due to a lot of really annoying people in my life turning me off of hip hop but I've been having a ton of fun jumping back into it. Plus I live in Atlanta and it's cool hearing them call out neighborhoods I actually recognize.

    1 vote
    1. Whom Link Parent
      It's incredible how much talent was packed into the Dungeon Family. As far as I'm concerned, Andre 3000 and Big Boi both have incredibly strong cases for being the greatest rappers of all time,...

      It's incredible how much talent was packed into the Dungeon Family. As far as I'm concerned, Andre 3000 and Big Boi both have incredibly strong cases for being the greatest rappers of all time, Organized Noize are the greatest producers of all time, and Goodie Mob have some of the best group tracks in hip hop.

      1 vote
  22. [2]
    seanfeeney Link
    A lot of Midnight Kids lately, Odesza just released a remix album which means I will be listening to A Moment Apart again.

    A lot of Midnight Kids lately, Odesza just released a remix album which means I will be listening to A Moment Apart again.

    1 vote
    1. Kelso7 Link Parent
      I can never have enough Odesza in my life. Hope to see them live one day.

      I can never have enough Odesza in my life. Hope to see them live one day.

  23. blake Link
    The Marias: Superclean Vol. 1 and Vol. 2 Just discovered them, can't decided which album I prefer. If you like lounge/funk/dreamy goodness, you'll like this. Laurel: DOGVIOLET I've seen this...

    The Marias: Superclean Vol. 1 and Vol. 2
    Just discovered them, can't decided which album I prefer. If you like lounge/funk/dreamy goodness, you'll like this.

    Laurel: DOGVIOLET
    I've seen this described as "chamber pop". Sure, whatever it is I love it.

    The Beths: Future Me Hates Me
    The energy is carried throughout the entire album. It's indie pop/rock, can't go wrong.

    No Vacation: Intermission and Amo XO
    Dream indie pop rock with some surf vibes here and there.

    1 vote
  24. Grand0rbiter Link
    The album Evoke from Sabbat. Such an underrated band. I love this song.

    The album Evoke from Sabbat. Such an underrated band. I love this song.

    1 vote
  25. IvyMike Link
    I'm gonna go to the weird end of my music this week: Silla + Rise, Inuit throat singing "with modern beats" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TaZc7nk9c90

    I'm gonna go to the weird end of my music this week: Silla + Rise, Inuit throat singing "with modern beats" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TaZc7nk9c90

  26. samwasdroppingeaves (edited ) Link
    I stumbled across a band called The Dead South, which, after doing some digging, I’ve found I’m enjoying more and more. I’ve been listening to some of their work and I’m fond of most of it. I’d...

    I stumbled across a band called The Dead South, which, after doing some digging, I’ve found I’m enjoying more and more. I’ve been listening to some of their work and I’m fond of most of it.

    I’d suggest giving their song In Hell I’ll Be In Good Company a shot as it was the song that got me interested.

  27. Easlye Link
    I've been listening to Grizzly Hills Radio, a 24/7 World of Warcraft radio. It's great.

    I've been listening to Grizzly Hills Radio, a 24/7 World of Warcraft radio. It's great.

  28. Kelso7 Link
    I've been listening to a lot of instrumental and electronic stuff lately. One song that isn't new, but that I never grow tired of, is We Are Alone in a City by The Flashbulb. I get chills...

    I've been listening to a lot of instrumental and electronic stuff lately. One song that isn't new, but that I never grow tired of, is We Are Alone in a City by The Flashbulb. I get chills everytime I listen to it.

    https://youtu.be/jqj536wT1jA

  29. thejumpingbulldog Link
    Honestly a lot of alternative and electronic lately. I have 7000 songs in my library so when I discover something interesting there I drop it in my memorable playlist, and I mainly jam to that...

    Honestly a lot of alternative and electronic lately. I have 7000 songs in my library so when I discover something interesting there I drop it in my memorable playlist, and I mainly jam to that throughout the week.

  30. balooga Link
    Since yesterday's thread about Tetris 99 reminded me that Tetris Effect is a thing, I've been binging the Tetris Effect soundtrack. It's a perfect background for coding work.

    Since yesterday's thread about Tetris 99 reminded me that Tetris Effect is a thing, I've been binging the Tetris Effect soundtrack. It's a perfect background for coding work.

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    swordsaintzero Link
    Synthwave has been my jam as of late. I came across this infographic and I'm slowly working my way through the recommendations, so far I've liked everything. I'll edit my comment with a playlist...

    Synthwave has been my jam as of late. I came across this infographic and I'm slowly working my way through the recommendations, so far I've liked everything. I'll edit my comment with a playlist eventually.

    http://i.imgur.com/PX4MSb0.jpg

    1. [2]
      Amarok Link Parent
      We just had a very productive thread about synthwave over in ~music. You might want to check that out. ;)

      We just had a very productive thread about synthwave over in ~music. You might want to check that out. ;)

      1 vote
      1. swordsaintzero Link Parent
        Thanks for that I absolutely will. I was working on building the playlist this morning actually, and found two albums were not available on google music, I might have to try spotify.

        Thanks for that I absolutely will. I was working on building the playlist this morning actually, and found two albums were not available on google music, I might have to try spotify.

        1 vote