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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. guywithhair
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    Been on a heavy indie rock/pop stint lately, especially listening to Beach Bunny. I'm finding myself continually drawn more towards music that feels genuine either from lyrics or structure - I...

    Been on a heavy indie rock/pop stint lately, especially listening to Beach Bunny. I'm finding myself continually drawn more towards music that feels genuine either from lyrics or structure - I guess that's just the particular artistic qualities that I find interesting at the moment.

    In a similar vein, I'm really looking forward to the Tame Impala album that's supposed to be released sometime this month. From the singles released so far, it seems like it'll be nice bridge between psychedelic and pop, which is a niche I'd love to see explored more. Hard to believe their last album was 2015.

    I'm also finding that some of Spotify's autogenerated playlists have become such a hodgepodge of conflicting genres that it's somewhat comical to me. I hardly ever use them, but a 'Morning Commute' playlist with dream pop/shoegaze, ghetto/tech house, and punk rock is probably the last thing I would ever listen to while half-awake on the way to work.

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  2. asoftbird
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    Edit: here's my collage: https://i.imgur.com/z8Pw21L.png From left to right, top to bottom: Blackwater Park by Opeth: Timeless classic, good mix between instrumental/clean parts and fairly heavy...

    Edit: here's my collage: https://i.imgur.com/z8Pw21L.png

    From left to right, top to bottom:

    • Blackwater Park by Opeth: Timeless classic, good mix between instrumental/clean parts and fairly heavy metal.
    • Wither by Descend: Fairly unknown Swedish metal band that, for their size and fanbase sounds extremely well produced. Friend recommended them to me, and they're great.
    • Korpiklaani: see the text bit below.
    • Pink Floyd: cover isn't loaded but it's The Division Bell, one of my favorite records so far. I don't know PF all that well but I do know this one.
    • Koloss by Meshuggah: It's Meshuggah. Or Meshooggdáh as I once overheard Ihsahn say while at Oslo Airport.
    • To the Bone by Steven Wilson: If you're into hifi audio and you don't know this one, you're missing out. Best production, ever. I keep hearing new things every listen.
    • The Way of All Flesh by Gojira: One of my favorites by Gojira. Nicely heavy and, ecologically friendly. I've always liked French metal for some reason, they've got a certain style I can't describe.
    • More Pink Floyd: Wish You Were Here. Great album.
    • Magma by Gojira: This is me trying to get into other albums of them, haven't listened this one a lot but it sounds wildly different from the earlier mentioned TWoAF. Still, good stuff, have to listen to it more though.

    Going down the nostalgia (and admittely, guilty pleasure) road of the music that got me into metal and generally heavy stuff: Korpiklaani. Everything they made past 2008 isn't the greatest (the past few years: actively horrible) but before that there was quite some originality in their songs.

    Yes, their English isn't the best (which often creates some fun misheard lyrics) and it's still pretty party metal-oriented, but it's got some charm to it. Lately most of it is party metal, seriousness out the window and start drinking beer. The older albums are more serious and display some of the infamous Finnish melancholy which you often hear in Finnish metal bands' music.

    One of my favorites: Palovana. I think accordeon and guitars really work well and this is a good example.

    Another fun one is Kirki; nicely hyperactive, still polkka-ey but not "haha party beer drunk!!!11"

    As for why I'm against party drinking metal: it sucks the creativity out of bands. See also: literally every folk metal band except Moonsorrow. Most of those bands had some promising first few albums, but eventually got too popular and went from interesting progressive metal to basically the same stuff every album. Sure, it's popular and apparently many people like it, but that's not the crowd I want to be in.

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  3. Staross
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    I listened to Death of Lovers a lot, their first album is mostly cold-wave/post-punk, it's not the album of the decade but it matched my low mood very well. I also liked Time Machines by the Coil...

    I listened to Death of Lovers a lot, their first album is mostly cold-wave/post-punk, it's not the album of the decade but it matched my low mood very well.

    I also liked Time Machines by the Coil guys, it's drugged-up electronic drone music, but very catchy for some reason.

  4. Micycle_the_Bichael
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    Today's repeat list has been freshly-released zer0 by Krewella. Solid electronic music album. I've loved Krewella for a really long time, as of late they've started adopting their pakastani...

    Today's repeat list has been freshly-released zer0 by Krewella. Solid electronic music album. I've loved Krewella for a really long time, as of late they've started adopting their pakastani heritage and global sounds into their music, and have a good number of songs about anxiety and depression that are super relatable (including the song Anxiety off this album lol)

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    Behexen - Rituale Satanum. Childish lyrics, but an otherwise strong and cohesive black metal album. Felt - Me & A Monkey On the Moon. The last recording by this legendary UK band, who formed with...

    Behexen - Rituale Satanum. Childish lyrics, but an otherwise strong and cohesive black metal album.

    Felt - Me & A Monkey On the Moon. The last recording by this legendary UK band, who formed with the intention to make exactly 10 albums and 10 singles before breaking up. "I Can't Make Love to You Anymore" is touching.

    My Bloody Valentine - Loveless. I couldn't recall ever listening to it, so finally did. I didn't like it at all.

    1. milkbones_4_bigelow
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      I love Felt but haven't heard "Me and a Monkey on the Moon" for some reason. Sounds amazing. Thanks! What was it you didn't like about Loveless?

      I love Felt but haven't heard "Me and a Monkey on the Moon" for some reason. Sounds amazing. Thanks! What was it you didn't like about Loveless?