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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. bilbodwyer
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    My dad, brother and I spent last weekend playing music together. We're all folk musicians of one sort or another, but they introduced me to a few Bluegrass tunes that's set me down a very...

    My dad, brother and I spent last weekend playing music together. We're all folk musicians of one sort or another, but they introduced me to a few Bluegrass tunes that's set me down a very enjoyable path of shuffling a genre on Spotify and just seeing where it takes me. No particular artists or songs stand out, I've just been soaking in a style for a little while. Most enjoyable :)

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    TooFewColours
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    This week's chart! Gavin Clark has been my biggest discovery of late. Gorgeous voice and lyrics, often described as the forgotten Nick Drake. I might not go that far, but 'Beautiful Skeletons' is...

    This week's chart!

    Gavin Clark has been my biggest discovery of late. Gorgeous voice and lyrics, often described as the forgotten Nick Drake. I might not go that far, but 'Beautiful Skeletons' is a beautiful sweeping overview of his career as a musician, released not long before he passed away. I highly recommend anyone listen to it.

    Jon Hopkins and King Creosote's 'Diamond Mine' has been cementing itself as one of my favourites. I've always loved Jon Hopkins, even if he's often involved in projects I don't enjoy. I think this kind of projects works best for him, where his work as an electronic artist allows him to create soundscapes from field recordings in Scotland and create a very sensitive feeling of rhythm and place. Creosote is a lesser known artist, but his voice is something else. The record gets a lot of criticism for being too simple, but I think there's much more going on under the hood. I urge everyone to hear 'Bats In The Attic'.

    Sudan Archive's debut was a little hard to digest. The singles are very poppy, but the rest is hard to digest. I think I owe it another listen, incase it's not all just posturing, and is actually smart song-writing. It sounds mostly like a mess. Still, 'Confessions' is a really fun little tune, listen to it.

    Never been a huge fan of FKA Twigs, but I think this new album could convert me. Only had one play-through so far, so would need to report back. It's definitely landed pretty hard on the music scene, so it won't be one to overlook.

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    1. no_exit
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      Who said that, I'll slap em. That's a top 5 or 10 album for me. King Creosote's singing is so gorgeous, and you're very right about the sense of place. I've never seen or been to Roomebay Beach...

      The record gets a lot of criticism for being too simple

      Who said that, I'll slap em. That's a top 5 or 10 album for me. King Creosote's singing is so gorgeous, and you're very right about the sense of place. I've never seen or been to Roomebay Beach and I still feel like I've sat there and looked out at the sea.

      Bats In The Attic (Unravelled) is a great alt version if you haven't heard it

  3. skeetcha
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    I've been listening to mostly some Cavetown music as he released a new single recently (called Things That Make It Warm). Also Tessa Violet released her Bad Ideas album so I've been listening to...

    I've been listening to mostly some Cavetown music as he released a new single recently (called Things That Make It Warm). Also Tessa Violet released her Bad Ideas album so I've been listening to that quite a bit.

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    Adam_Black_Arts
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    Been listening to a lot of bands with John Garcia in them. Kyuss, Hermano, etc. I love that dude's voice, and all his music is great to listen to while I work.

    Been listening to a lot of bands with John Garcia in them. Kyuss, Hermano, etc.

    I love that dude's voice, and all his music is great to listen to while I work.

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      pseudochron
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      I love Kyuss and Hermano! And Born Too Slow is one of my favorite The Crystal Method songs.

      I love Kyuss and Hermano! And Born Too Slow is one of my favorite The Crystal Method songs.

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  5. byron
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    The Destroyer Part 2 by TR/ST just recently came out and I've been grooving to it. Very nice indie/synthpop/darkwave. I also come back to "The Lost Tapes" singles by Röyksopp In The End, as an...

    The Destroyer Part 2 by TR/ST just recently came out and I've been grooving to it. Very nice indie/synthpop/darkwave.

    I also come back to "The Lost Tapes" singles by Röyksopp In The End, as an example.

    And I re-listened to Tiny Changes: A Celebration of Frightened Rabbit’s ‘The Midnight Organ Fight’ (a cover album of their album), since I've been thinking about Scott Hutchison recently... not all the covers do it for me, but overall it's a very powerful album if you're a fan of Frightened Rabbit.

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  6. kaitlyn
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    I've been listening to Blue Virgin by American Holly a lot more than I would've expected to. When my boyfriend first showed it to me I was iffy on a lot of the tracks, but lately I've been...

    I've been listening to Blue Virgin by American Holly a lot more than I would've expected to. When my boyfriend first showed it to me I was iffy on a lot of the tracks, but lately I've been listening to the entire album effectively on loop. I adore the vocals, and the "ambience" (I'm not sure how it's called) of the whole song is very good, often feeling very dream-like. I particularly enjoy Maya, Harp Dreams of Angel Singing, and the first half of Bicycles (Carly's Voice).