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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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  1. [2]
    maze Link
    Arctic Monkeys. I'm going to take a long road trip this weekend, and it's great music to drive to.

    Arctic Monkeys. I'm going to take a long road trip this weekend, and it's great music to drive to.

    4 votes
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  3. Dovey Link
    I've been feeling guilty about ignoring the vintage sound system I assembled last year, so I'm making a point to put on an album more often. Lately I've been enjoying my two Yipes! albums from...

    I've been feeling guilty about ignoring the vintage sound system I assembled last year, so I'm making a point to put on an album more often. Lately I've been enjoying my two Yipes! albums from 1979 and 1980; they're an American pop/rock band with a fun, energetic sound I never get tired of. Here's the whole of their first album (maybe try Out in California at 6:53) and one of my favourites from the second. I'm excited to learn they have a new album, which I'm about to buy! I really should order the vinyl, just to complete my collection, but the digital download will have to do for now.

    2 votes
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    cromiium Link
    [Talking Heads: 77] (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T7okvbwIg9M) was probably my most listened to album. It's obviously not new but I like the basslines on quite a few of the songs and as a...

    [Talking Heads: 77] (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T7okvbwIg9M) was probably my most listened to album. It's obviously not new but I like the basslines on quite a few of the songs and as a relatively new bass player I like to listen to albums that have some cool lines. I usually listen to one album on repeat for a while so the current flavor of the month is this one. If anyone is interested my top 3 tracks of the album they'd be (in no particular order):

    • Psycho Killer
    • New Feeling
    • Book I Read
    • Uh-Oh Love Comes to Town
    • Pulled Up

    Really like the constant driving beat Tina Weymouth lays down.

    2 votes
    1. [3]
      babu Link Parent
      Totally agreed, Tina Weymouth and her husband Chris Frantz are an insanely cool rhythm section for both TH and Tom Tom Club. They’re both just so steady! Did you ever watch the film “Stop Making...

      Totally agreed, Tina Weymouth and her husband Chris Frantz are an insanely cool rhythm section for both TH and Tom Tom Club. They’re both just so steady!
      Did you ever watch the film “Stop Making Sense”? Love it.

      2 votes
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        cromiium Link Parent
        I haven't seen it but I'll definitely checked it out. And yeah, granted I only listened to their 1977 album but all the songs on the album (at least the ones I can remember) always had a solid groove.

        I haven't seen it but I'll definitely checked it out. And yeah, granted I only listened to their 1977 album but all the songs on the album (at least the ones I can remember) always had a solid groove.

        1. babu Link Parent
          Side note/possible recommendation: My favourite album by far would be Remain in Light. Produced by David Byrne and Brian Eno, it is truly unique. (Well, almost unique; it’s influenced by My Life...

          Side note/possible recommendation: My favourite album by far would be Remain in Light. Produced by David Byrne and Brian Eno, it is truly unique. (Well, almost unique; it’s influenced by My Life in the Bush of Ghosts that Eno/Byrne recorded about the same time without the Talking Heads.)

  5. babu Link
    I’ve come across an album by jazz guitarist Pat Metheny that he recorded with a Polish singer I had never heard of, Anna Maria Jopek, and a group of extraordinary musicians, also from Poland. It’s...

    I’ve come across an album by jazz guitarist Pat Metheny that he recorded with a Polish singer I had never heard of, Anna Maria Jopek, and a group of extraordinary musicians, also from Poland. It’s called Upojenie. Really good, Pat uses loads of different guitars, acoustic and electric, e.g. the 42 string Pikasso guitar. Some of the more extensive compositions have over a dozen musicians involved who play everything from recorder to vibes (also, drums, bass, keyboards/piano, strings, what have you). A truly beautiful soundscape and very intriguing compositions. (If you are into Metheny-esque jazz, obviously.)

    2 votes
  6. girl Link
    The album is 3 years old by now but I just discovered Woman by the band Justice. What a cool record, full of these tight electronic looping beats which are just perfect for physical activity, imo....

    The album is 3 years old by now but I just discovered Woman by the band Justice. What a cool record, full of these tight electronic looping beats which are just perfect for physical activity, imo. Some of my fav tracks are Fire, Heavy Metal, and Close Call.

    In terms of singles, Vampire Weekend just released a track with Steve Lacy called Sunflower, which is wicked. Just prime Vampire Weekend, and not like a rehash of their A-Punk sound but a perfect continuation, kind of like Wavves' Afraid of Heights was to King of the Beach. I also listened to Big Blue but wasn't as big a fan of that one.

    Also - check out The Promised Neverland OP song Touch Off by UVERworld. Absolute banger.

    1 vote
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    jzimbel Link
    The National recently released a single leading up to their new album releasing in May, which I thought was decent, but they simultaneously released a Spotify playlist containing their entire...

    The National recently released a single leading up to their new album releasing in May, which I thought was decent, but they simultaneously released a Spotify playlist containing their entire discography (over 8 hours long!). I’ve been listening through that and even found a few great tracks that I’ve somehow missed in the past, like Humiliation.

    I’m more of a fan of their older work without the electronic bits mixed into the sound, but am nonetheless very excited about the approaching album release.

    1 vote
    1. squareshells Link Parent
      Yeah that new single didn't get me very excited for the new album, but Rylan is on the tracklist and I was hoping they would put that out. Here's them playing it on KEXP....

      Yeah that new single didn't get me very excited for the new album, but Rylan is on the tracklist and I was hoping they would put that out. Here's them playing it on KEXP.

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i8yehVUF8h0

  8. TooFewColours Link
    My chart Mostly old favourites this week. I'd be lying if I said my Prince binge wasn't because of the recent MJ allegations, although Prince isn't free from his own controversies either. I hope...

    My chart

    Mostly old favourites this week.

    I'd be lying if I said my Prince binge wasn't because of the recent MJ allegations, although Prince isn't free from his own controversies either. I hope once the storm settles down in some decades we'll look back on two young, exceptionally talented black men, both with strongly internalized sexuality and spirit, bottled and commercialized. You wonder how it would have been different if we allowed these men to live healthier and more expressive lives, perhaps we wouldn't be in the dark place we are now. For both to have been alive and in their prime at the same time, and how they were still able to put so much life into so much of their music and be pillars of their genres and movements despite everything, is remarkable.

    1 vote
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    Staross Link
    Joanna Newsom's Ys, someone has been recommending it here, I'm enjoying it so far.

    Joanna Newsom's Ys, someone has been recommending it here, I'm enjoying it so far.

    1 vote
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      squareshells Link Parent
      Have One On Me is probably more accessible, though it's a huge album. Let me know if you'd like some song recommendations from it. I love all her stuff (though her newest was her weakest in my...

      Have One On Me is probably more accessible, though it's a huge album. Let me know if you'd like some song recommendations from it. I love all her stuff (though her newest was her weakest in my opinion).

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CBtVaHkJc4I

      1 vote
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        Staross Link Parent
        I do like the complexity and weirdness, I usually prefer long songs with intricate compositions. It reminds me quite a bit of Rasputina.

        I do like the complexity and weirdness, I usually prefer long songs with intricate compositions.

        It reminds me quite a bit of Rasputina.

        1. squareshells Link Parent
          Long songs are the best. I always love a good build up and release.

          Long songs are the best. I always love a good build up and release.

          1 vote
  10. ghostsplosion Link
    I've been listening to a lot of Doom metal. Mainly Solace, Electric Wizard, and Sleep. Sleep's Holy Mountain and Further by Solace are phenomenal albums. Any other metal fans here?

    I've been listening to a lot of Doom metal. Mainly Solace, Electric Wizard, and Sleep. Sleep's Holy Mountain and Further by Solace are phenomenal albums. Any other metal fans here?

    1 vote
  11. Grand0rbiter Link
    Mercyful Fate - Don't Break the Oath Marvelous album. Can't believe i still listen and love it. My first listen was +/- 17 years ago. Long live the King!

    Mercyful Fate - Don't Break the Oath

    Marvelous album. Can't believe i still listen and love it. My first listen was +/- 17 years ago. Long live the King!

    1 vote
  12. DonQuixote Link
    I've been watching a Youtube of Scala and Kolocny 'Live in Bruges' and it's amazing. I've spoken of this musical choral group here before.

    I've been watching a Youtube of Scala and Kolocny 'Live in Bruges' and it's amazing. I've spoken of this musical choral group here before.

  13. aphoenix Link
    I happened upon September Mourning and have been enjoying them. Mostly just been listening, but I enjoy the style of their videos as well. They're a relatively heavy melodic metal group with a...

    I happened upon September Mourning and have been enjoying them. Mostly just been listening, but I enjoy the style of their videos as well. They're a relatively heavy melodic metal group with a female singer, which hits on many things that I enjoy.

  14. zigzagzig Link
    Aural History - A Spotify playlist by Adrian Younge

    Aural History - A Spotify playlist by Adrian Younge

  15. dian (edited ) Link
    I've been listening to the Simcity 4 soundtrack. It's awesome.

    I've been listening to the Simcity 4 soundtrack. It's awesome.

  16. RiskyVessel Link
    I just picked up the new LP by Single Mothers. Canadian hipster punk. I've also been spinning a bit of d-beat from Wolfbrigade and The Varukers, though really more as background noise. Another...

    I just picked up the new LP by Single Mothers. Canadian hipster punk. I've also been spinning a bit of d-beat from Wolfbrigade and The Varukers, though really more as background noise. Another recent pickup is the remaster of Amy Winehouse's Back to Black so that's been getting a lot of play.