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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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  1. boredop
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    While I was working yesterday I gave a listen to recent albums by jazz vibraphonist Sasha Berliner and Australian heavy rock quartet Stonefield. I also have been to a couple of concerts in the...

    While I was working yesterday I gave a listen to recent albums by jazz vibraphonist Sasha Berliner and Australian heavy rock quartet Stonefield.

    I also have been to a couple of concerts in the last week: blues guitarist Christone "Kingfish" Ingram (really awesome), and an avant garde jazz double bill called Sounds of Justice, with the Sun Ra Arkestra and William Parker's Inside Songs of Curtis Mayfield.

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    skybrian
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    I just yesterday stumbled across a puzzling music video while searching for someone else on YouTube. I had previously paid no attention at all to Weezer. All I could have told you was that it's...

    I just yesterday stumbled across a puzzling music video while searching for someone else on YouTube. I had previously paid no attention at all to Weezer. All I could have told you was that it's the name of a band.

    Weezer - Africa
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mk5Dwg5zm2U

    For other people catching up, you might want to watch this video first, for important context:
    Weezer - Undone -- The Sweater Song (Official Music Video)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LHQqqM5sr7g

    They seem to be an interesting cover band, and I guess they have a few of their own songs too. Sort of like Pomplamoose? I liked these videos as well:

    Weezer - Take On Me
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f7RwDnZI7Tw

    Weezer - Island In The Sun
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=erG5rgNYSdk

    So I guess yesterday I was one of the lucky 10,000?
    https://xkcd.com/1053/

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      EscReality
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      Weezer was one of my favorite bands back in highschool, nice to see someone getting fresh enjoyment out of them. Island in the Sun is still one of my favorite songs. Not sure if you are unfamiliar...

      Weezer was one of my favorite bands back in highschool, nice to see someone getting fresh enjoyment out of them. Island in the Sun is still one of my favorite songs.

      Not sure if you are unfamiliar with that whole subgenre but; The Pixies, Greenday, Jimmy Eat World, Cake, Third Eye Blind, Queens of the Stone Age, Arcade Fire, Alkaline Trio, OK Go and Death Cab for Cutie all fit in with Weezer nicely.

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      1. skybrian
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        I started listening to OK Go after they did a concert at Google. Not sure why they did but something to do with their videos being big on YouTube? (Yes I did see all their videos.) That must have...

        I started listening to OK Go after they did a concert at Google. Not sure why they did but something to do with their videos being big on YouTube? (Yes I did see all their videos.)

        That must have been back when Google seemed like it was future in a good way, and lots of famous people visited. All the 2008 presidential candidates came and did their stump speeches.

        The other names are mostly band names to me. I think Weird Al did a cover of one of them? Guess I should check it out.

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  3. sonicvince
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    I have been listening a lot to the Belgian band Balthazar. I saw them live im Berlin last week, and it was am excellent show, full of energy. Some videos: Bunker: https://youtu.be/qwi6POwtfnc...

    I have been listening a lot to the Belgian band Balthazar. I saw them live im Berlin last week, and it was am excellent show, full of energy. Some videos:
    Bunker: https://youtu.be/qwi6POwtfnc
    Decency: https://youtu.be/ncAqwXMwnok
    True Love: https://youtu.be/khcL7h5i7do
    I'll Stay Here: https://youtu.be/Y3GFsUYq2b8
    Blood Like Wine: https://youtu.be/R86fVpT_xqc
    The Boatman: https://youtu.be/-MNF9T9pSw0

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  4. asoftbird
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    Lots of Between the Buried and Me, mostly the albums Automata I and II. It's pretty proggy stuff, rhythmically complex and dramatic, good background music for when I'm working on things. I would...

    Lots of Between the Buried and Me, mostly the albums Automata I and II. It's pretty proggy stuff, rhythmically complex and dramatic, good background music for when I'm working on things.

    I would definitely recommend their album Coma Ecliptic, it's a rock opera-styled dreamy story. First time I heard it I was in a plane with a fair deal of turbulence, which makes you a little lightheaded. Being in that high state of mind made the record even better.

    Current favorite song is The Proverbial Bellow off the earlier mentioned Automata II. I really like the climactic calm section around 4:50; they do that kind of thing often and it makes the songs incredibly good, especially live.
    Last year I saw them performing this song live, and at that point, the whole crowd went quiet and collectively had an eargasm.


    Edit: Spoke to Moonsorrow(did not expect a response, and absolutely not such a lengthy one!), did a fair deal of background checks and basically most accusations are bullshit.

    In other news, I just learned that my favorite band, Moonsorrow, apparently is touring with an Estonian national-socialistic black metal band. Neonazi music, quite blatantly as well. And they're okay with it. Invited them, actually. Calls them "friends". And they're being dicks against upset fans about it.
    I'm incredibly disappointed.

    While I normally don't separate art and artist, I'm incredibly conflicted on this band as they're probably occupying all three spots in my top 3 of favorite bands. I think I'll keep listening to their music, but won't promote/support them again. Such a shame.

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