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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. Kuromantis
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    I clicked* on a meme of C418: Chirp and turns out I like the song so there's that. Went through the rest of the (alpha) music and also particularly liked dog. *You don't click when you're on mobile.

    I clicked* on a meme of C418: Chirp and turns out I like the song so there's that. Went through the rest of the (alpha) music and also particularly liked dog.

    *You don't click when you're on mobile.

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    mat
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    This week I've been ruining Youtube music's "if you liked this you might also like" algorithm by alternating back and forth between Darkthrone and Dreamcatcher. I've been doing some nice hot,...

    This week I've been ruining Youtube music's "if you liked this you might also like" algorithm by alternating back and forth between Darkthrone and Dreamcatcher. I've been doing some nice hot, sparky metalworking and for some reason I've been feeling like black metal and K-pop.

    Darkthrone's 'unholy trinity' of A Blaze in the Northern Sky, Under a Funeral Moon and Transilvanian Hunger are amazing pieces of work, absolutely foundational in the Norwegian scene at the time. They've since gone on to do all sorts of other great stuff but I keep going back to their early work. There is the plus that nobody in the band turned out to be racists, murderers or neo-nazis, which does tend to happen in the early Black Metal scene - rather the opposite, Fenriz seems like a really lovely guy. It feels like a good sort of music to engage in forging and grinding to, and I find it very relaxing, somehow. Then, y'know, the bouncy bubblegum kpop shuffles in.

    Dreamcatcher are just fun. Youtube also keeps throwing me this track by Lee Suhyun which is pretty fun but makes me want to listen to Ellen Allien's amazing new album Auraa, which has tracks like this on it that are really solid tech-trance-electro in the finest late 90s style, but with Allien's twist on them. She's been doing some absolutely banging livestreams recently.

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    1. [3]
      cfabbro
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      I assume you're already aware of BABYMETAL?

      I assume you're already aware of BABYMETAL?

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        mat
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        I am, yes. They're brilliant. I especially love how they make a certain sort of metal fan (who are only a tiny minority, to be fair it's generally a very inclusive and friendly fandom) absolutely...

        I am, yes. They're brilliant. I especially love how they make a certain sort of metal fan (who are only a tiny minority, to be fair it's generally a very inclusive and friendly fandom) absolutely furious that little girls aren't proper metal..

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        1. cfabbro
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          Haha, yeah. Babymetal is great, and mentioning them to other metal fans seems to be a surprisingly quick/accurate insecurity test too. ;)

          Haha, yeah. Babymetal is great, and mentioning them to other metal fans seems to be a surprisingly quick/accurate insecurity test too. ;)

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    tindall
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    There's new Billy Eilish, new Tones and I, and new Lil Nas X as of today. All absolutely wonderful.

    There's new Billy Eilish, new Tones and I, and new Lil Nas X as of today. All absolutely wonderful.

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  4. bilbodwyer
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    I had a relisten to I, The Mask by In Flames while I was cooking on Thursday. What an album. Some absolutely incredible riffes, and fantastically hooky choruses. Makes me want to retune my guitar...

    I had a relisten to I, The Mask by In Flames while I was cooking on Thursday. What an album. Some absolutely incredible riffes, and fantastically hooky choruses. Makes me want to retune my guitar to learn some

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  5. tomf
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    I used to be DEEP into Nirvana back in the day -- especially the trading scene and all. Then around 2000 or so I just got out of them and moved on without realizing it. I've listened here and...

    I used to be DEEP into Nirvana back in the day -- especially the trading scene and all. Then around 2000 or so I just got out of them and moved on without realizing it. I've listened here and there over the years, but recently I've been going through Bleach, Nevermind (skipping Smells like Teen Spirit), Incesticide, Outcesticide, and In Utero.

    I never need to hear Smells like Teen Spirit again. I do, however, need to pop the other b-sides onto my devices. My favorite record is still Incesticide, followed by most of the b-sides. But the other records are so enjoyable. I'm surprised I left them alone for so long.

    But yeah, Nirvana rules. It's funny how poppy they were in a lot of respects.

    Outside of this, Unicorns - Who Will Cut Our Hair When We're Gone? is another gem I've been revisiting. They split up a little while after this record came out and Nick Thorburn went on to start Islands, who has cranked out a lot of excellent records.

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