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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.

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

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

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27 comments

  1. [2]
    Jedi
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    Last week I said I was listening to AJR, The Click. That is still the case, but now I've actually listened to it in its entirety. And it's great. It is wonderfully designed for headphone...

    Last week I said I was listening to AJR, The Click. That is still the case, but now I've actually listened to it in its entirety. And it's great. It is wonderfully designed for headphone listening, and is all-in-all really fun.

    I've started listening to a mix of that and Oh Wonder (by Oh Wonder)‒which I've been listening to for a while now‒when I go to bed, so it progressively gets slower. Speaking of Oh Wonder, they're apparently working on their third album (and singles)!

    I've been listening to that pretty much consistently all week, so if anyone has any recommendations: Please!

    5 votes
    1. brighteyes720
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      AJR's new album coming in 5 days!

      AJR's new album coming in 5 days!

      1 vote
  2. TimesThreeTheHighest
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    Simon and Garfunkel's "Bridge Over Troubled Water" album. Also a lot of Iggy and the Stooges. Very schizophrenic, I'll agree.

    Simon and Garfunkel's "Bridge Over Troubled Water" album. Also a lot of Iggy and the Stooges. Very schizophrenic, I'll agree.

    3 votes
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    gtwillwin
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    A lot of Pink Floyd. Dark Side of the Moon, The Wall, and my personal favorite Pink Floyd album Wish You Were Here

    A lot of Pink Floyd. Dark Side of the Moon, The Wall, and my personal favorite Pink Floyd album Wish You Were Here

    3 votes
    1. helbonikster
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      Why no Animals? (My personal favorite)

      Why no Animals? (My personal favorite)

      1 vote
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    dubteedub
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    Ive been listening to Same Drugs by Free Throw recently. Its a solid cover of Chance the Rapper by a post hardcore / indie emo outfit but its much more restrained and emotive version that I...

    Ive been listening to Same Drugs by Free Throw recently. Its a solid cover of Chance the Rapper by a post hardcore / indie emo outfit but its much more restrained and emotive version that I expected.

    https://open.spotify.com/track/4RHwoFW91zWDprK6tew9Cr?si=7uO3bk2xS-WaVCrWL96c1g

    2 votes
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      Kill_Me_Now_World
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      Speaking of Chance... what do you think of his new stuff? IMO he hasn't had a decent album since Acid Rap.

      Speaking of Chance... what do you think of his new stuff? IMO he hasn't had a decent album since Acid Rap.

      2 votes
      1. dubteedub
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        I personally really enjoyed Coloring Book. It has much more soulful production and very personal. All We Got is fun, I love Same Drugs, and Blessings is solid too.

        I personally really enjoyed Coloring Book. It has much more soulful production and very personal. All We Got is fun, I love Same Drugs, and Blessings is solid too.

        1 vote
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    balooga
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    Bit of an offbeat choice, but this week I dusted off the 1994 Gospel Gangstaz album Gang Affiliated. Once upon a time I listened to quite a lot of Christian hip-hop but I don't think any of it has...

    Bit of an offbeat choice, but this week I dusted off the 1994 Gospel Gangstaz album Gang Affiliated. Once upon a time I listened to quite a lot of Christian hip-hop but I don't think any of it has held up nearly as well as this record did. It's gritty and authentic west coast rap from that era, easily keeping up with anything NWA or Public Enemy were doing at the time. Tight lyrics, solid beats. The content's uncomfortably honest and raw, and relevant today. Looking back at it from 25 years later, I think it really deserves some recognition as one of the early greats in a niche genre.

    2 votes
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      tomf
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      HAHA! I forgot about Gospel Gangstaz!!! sooooo good. There was some really amazing Christian hip hop. especially in the late 90s - early 00s, like Lojique's Language Arts. That'd be a fun little...

      HAHA! I forgot about Gospel Gangstaz!!! sooooo good.

      There was some really amazing Christian hip hop. especially in the late 90s - early 00s, like Lojique's Language Arts. That'd be a fun little trip down memory lane. There were some really talented DJs in a very specific scene back then.

      Like anything in Christian culture, its hard to sift through all of the awful corporate / fake crap to get to the really good quality stuff.

      Man, its been so long since I've heard this.

      2 votes
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        balooga
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        THANK YOU for posting that, it's new to me and I am loving it! Reminds me of a cross between Us3 and Jurassic 5. Not sure how I missed this back in the day. I've also been revisiting John Reuben's...

        THANK YOU for posting that, it's new to me and I am loving it! Reminds me of a cross between Us3 and Jurassic 5. Not sure how I missed this back in the day. I've also been revisiting John Reuben's first album. It's a lot sillier but the production values are high and it's held up surprisingly well.

        1 vote
        1. tomf
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          oh man, he used to have this craaaaaazy good DJ back in the day. Pretty much everything from Syntax records is so good, though. I've met a few folks from that label and everybody has been super...

          oh man, he used to have this craaaaaazy good DJ back in the day. Pretty much everything from Syntax records is so good, though. I've met a few folks from that label and everybody has been super nice. If anybody every told me, 'hey, there's a super tight Christian hip hop scene that has always been fairly progressive!', I wouldn't believe it. Even now its still fairly tucked away.

          Back when I was a Christian I was heavily involved in the music scene -- mostly in the hardcore and punk world. There were so many amazing bands -- its just a shame that they ever went under the flag of Christianity.

          Speaking of funny hip hop, one of the funniest shows I've seen is Furthermore -- the dude was 100% ADHD. It was like a nine year old trying to impress his cool, older cousins. Out of no where he stops rapping, puts the mic down jumps off the stage and starts breaking... does that for minute... then suddenly he's back up and picks up the beat and continues like nothing changed. It was surreal. Here's another -- it hasn't aged well.

          1 vote
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    aymm
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    Lots of Deadmau5 and other minimal electronica for a change. Mostly old songs though

    Lots of Deadmau5 and other minimal electronica for a change. Mostly old songs though

    1 vote
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      ThatFanficGuy
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      Any favorites?

      Any favorites?

      2 votes
      1. aymm
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        Crystallize by Lindsay Stirling, Some Chords by Deadmau5, and Gloomy Travel by Lunatica

        Crystallize by Lindsay Stirling, Some Chords by Deadmau5, and Gloomy Travel by Lunatica

  7. crdpa
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    Came back from the Amorphis concert yesterday and i've been spinning Queen of Time non-stop.

    Came back from the Amorphis concert yesterday and i've been spinning Queen of Time non-stop.

    1 vote
  8. DonQuixote
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    Mary Chapin Carpenter - Goodnight America Absolutely beautiful. https://youtu.be/ZmSOhATmQL4

    Mary Chapin Carpenter - Goodnight America

    Absolutely beautiful.

    https://youtu.be/ZmSOhATmQL4

    1 vote
  9. ThatFanficGuy
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    I've recently discovered Tight Pants by the Stooges from Henry Rollins' KRCW radio show. Tight Pants is the precursor to Shake Appeal, which is also pretty cool. Also, California Über Alles by...

    I've recently discovered Tight Pants by the Stooges from Henry Rollins' KRCW radio show. Tight Pants is the precursor to Shake Appeal, which is also pretty cool.

    Also, California Über Alles by Dead Kennedys. Followed by Kali-fornia Über Alles 21st Century by Jello Biafra and the Melvins (Biafra is a former Dead Kennedys member). If it's at all political, it sounds ludicriously exaggerated, especially the "modern" version with Arnold Schwarzenegger as the focal character.

    If y'all know something equally energetic and full of hard guitar riff, let me know.

    1 vote
  10. Neverland
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    Cherry Glazer has been stuck in my head all week, does that count as listening? Specifically this super creepy song, Daddi.

    Cherry Glazer has been stuck in my head all week, does that count as listening?

    Specifically this super creepy song, Daddi.

    1 vote
  11. tomf
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    Every morning I wake up to SomaFM's 7" Soul -- and they've been playing these two related tracks on heavy rotation. Good tracks, both fairly new. The Flying Stars Of Brooklyn NY - My God Has A...

    Every morning I wake up to SomaFM's 7" Soul -- and they've been playing these two related tracks on heavy rotation. Good tracks, both fairly new.

    This took me down a rabbit hole to Lee Fields and The Expressions' Special Night and their other records, which have all proven to be great.

    Outside of that, my favorite dude, Damien Jurado has a new record out, which has gone more into the style of his older stuff.

    The first track is a re-recording off of a 2009 CDR that was being sold / traded during his european tour. Its great to get a another recording of it. The guy could throw a bucket down a long stairwell and I'd love it, though.

    1 vote
  12. weystrom
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    Very much into stoner / psych rock lately. If you're into 70s prog sound like me, but appreciate a bit of harshness and fuzz, try these: Mythic Sunship - Another Shape of Psychedelic Music Groovy...

    Very much into stoner / psych rock lately.
    If you're into 70s prog sound like me, but appreciate a bit of harshness and fuzz, try these:

    1 vote
  13. PopeRigby
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    Been listening to Nine Inch Nails. Just listened to all of Pretty Hate Machine for the first time ( I know). Amazing album. Head Like a Hole, Terrible Lies, and Sanctified are probably my...

    Been listening to Nine Inch Nails. Just listened to all of Pretty Hate Machine for the first time ( I know). Amazing album. Head Like a Hole, Terrible Lies, and Sanctified are probably my favorites. Now I'm going through The Downward Spiral. Love it so far. I really like industrial, if you couldn't tell.

    1 vote
  14. DanBC
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    The Go! Team. A track got used in an ad in the UK and I'd not heard them before. I fucking love them. I'm a sucker for brass instruments in music. The Go! Team: We just won't be defeated...

    The Go! Team. A track got used in an ad in the UK and I'd not heard them before. I fucking love them. I'm a sucker for brass instruments in music.

    The Go! Team: We just won't be defeated https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0fmmbRKYK1c

  15. stonetheman98
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    I've been listening to the new Chemical Brothers album, No Geography. I think it's a real solid album, and definitely one I think is worth listening to, but at the same time, I don't think it's...

    I've been listening to the new Chemical Brothers album, No Geography. I think it's a real solid album, and definitely one I think is worth listening to, but at the same time, I don't think it's quite as good as Dig Your Own Hole, or Exit Planet Dust, but I think it's better than Born in the Echoes(I've definitely not spent a lot of time listening to this one though, so maybe after another few listens I'll be more into it), and about as good as Come With Us.

  16. thejumpingbulldog
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    Been grooving with "Borderline" by Tame Impala, and "Saw Lightning " by Beck. I was a little off put at first by lightning, but by the third listen I was hooked. Borderline gets me very excited...

    Been grooving with "Borderline" by Tame Impala, and "Saw Lightning " by Beck. I was a little off put at first by lightning, but by the third listen I was hooked. Borderline gets me very excited for the next album