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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. ThatFanficGuy
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    There's something quietly spectacular about Zen by X Ambassadors, K.Flay, and grandson. It's chorus refrain is "Gimme fuckin' zen", but it's not an angry song. Given its subject matter – losing...

    There's something quietly spectacular about Zen by X Ambassadors, K.Flay, and grandson.

    It's chorus refrain is "Gimme fuckin' zen", but it's not an angry song. Given its subject matter – losing oneself in the modern world, and interpersonal confusion, and pop-ization of art – it's almost upbeat: "Yes, things are tough. I'm confused, upset, and anxious. But... I recognize what's wrong. Maybe not the way out, but I know I want to get out, and that's enough to get me started".

    There's also been some DJ Shadow: I finally took in that "Best Of" album, called Reconstructed, I've been looking at for a while. Half of those tracks are too melancholic for my taste. The other half ranges from songs I wouldn't mind hitting on radio during travel to songs I'm eager to listen to on repeat. Some of my favorites are Organ Donor, High Noon, and, of course, Building Steam With a Grain of Salt.

    Then, in no particular order:

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    soks_n_sandals
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    Very excited to listen to the premier of Nicole Atkins' Italian Ice today!

    Very excited to listen to the premier of Nicole Atkins' Italian Ice today!

    3 votes
    1. blitz
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      Thanks to your link to that NPR show, I discovered J.S. Ondara. I'm now listening to his albums, he's got exactly the kind of raw folk sound that I absolutely adore. Thank you!

      Thanks to your link to that NPR show, I discovered J.S. Ondara. I'm now listening to his albums, he's got exactly the kind of raw folk sound that I absolutely adore. Thank you!

      3 votes
  3. Internet
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    Been listening to more indie recently. I quite like Dreamland by Glassanimals, not a fan of their other music though.

    Been listening to more indie recently. I quite like Dreamland by Glassanimals, not a fan of their other music though.

    2 votes
  4. krg
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    Baths has released a new odds-and-ends album and remastered his previous, so.. a lot of that. Also, Sonnet by Benoît Pioulard. Really does feel like being enmeshed in nature.

    Baths has released a new odds-and-ends album and remastered his previous, so.. a lot of that.

    Also, Sonnet by Benoît Pioulard. Really does feel like being enmeshed in nature.

    2 votes
  5. feigneddork
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    Just my goto when things are stressful - Tears For Fears - Songs From The Big Chair. Still such a solid album after so many years later.

    Just my goto when things are stressful - Tears For Fears - Songs From The Big Chair.

    Still such a solid album after so many years later.

    2 votes
  6. bloup
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    A lot of roots music. Been watching performances more than listening to music lately. I’d like to share some videos. https://youtu.be/7wimU5pxv6U https://youtu.be/iIIEhH7xOXg...

    A lot of roots music. Been watching performances more than listening to music lately. I’d like to share some videos.

    https://youtu.be/7wimU5pxv6U

    https://youtu.be/iIIEhH7xOXg

    https://youtu.be/0HS922HEhIo (Make sure you turn up the bass for this one!)

    https://youtu.be/Tys6dmEMyRk (bluesman Scott Ainslie talks some music history and plays a couple pieces on homemade instruments)

    2 votes
  7. dubteedub
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    Get Your Riot Gear - Five Iron Frenzy - [6:51] 🎵 You want riots? Wear your riot gear. You want violence? Then shoot some tear gas in the air. 🎵

    🎵 You want riots? Wear your riot gear.

    You want violence? Then shoot some tear gas in the air. 🎵

    1 vote
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    box0rox
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    Rage Against the Machine - Killing in the Name Of seems like a good soundtrack for current events.

    Rage Against the Machine - Killing in the Name Of seems like a good soundtrack for current events.

    1 vote
    1. cfabbro
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      IKR!? This live version is my favorite though: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8de2W3rtZsA Zack, the band, and crowd's energy during the performance is so fucking intense it gives me goosebumps...

      IKR!? This live version is my favorite though: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8de2W3rtZsA

      Zack, the band, and crowd's energy during the performance is so fucking intense it gives me goosebumps every time I watch it.

  9. ohyran
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    I’ve had Big Freedia and “Drop” stuck in my head for a week. So technically that

    I’ve had Big Freedia and “Drop” stuck in my head for a week. So technically that