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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. [4]
    cloud_loud
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    I’ve been listening to two songs on a loop. Better than a Dream sung by Seth Macfarlane and Liz Gillies. Everybody Loves a Lover sung by Halie Loren. I love this old-school type of sound. I’m not...

    I’ve been listening to two songs on a loop.

    Better than a Dream sung by Seth Macfarlane and Liz Gillies.

    Everybody Loves a Lover sung by Halie Loren.

    I love this old-school type of sound. I’m not entirely sure what the genre would be called, I think it’s just referred to as pop. But it’s great, these guys certainly have the voices for this type of music.

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    1. [3]
      cfabbro
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      I'm pretty sure both songs would technically be considered Vocal Jazz, but that's not really a genre, so much as it's simply a song style/element found in a wide range of genres. So just searching...

      I’m not entirely sure what the genre would be called

      I'm pretty sure both songs would technically be considered Vocal Jazz, but that's not really a genre, so much as it's simply a song style/element found in a wide range of genres. So just searching for more "vocal jazz" will likely result in you finding lots of Jazz music with vocals in them, but most of which won't sound anywhere close to what you want.

      As for the actual genres/sub-genres of those particular songs, those can also be somewhat hard to pin down (at least to my ears), but if you want to get a bit more specific in order to find similar sounding music to what you linked to:

      Seth MacFarlane's Jazz albums are typically of the Show Tunes/Big Band/Swing variety, and Everybody Loves a Lover is more on the Traditional Pop/Jazz Pop side of things. I'm definitely not a Jazz expert though, so someone who is (e.g. @boredop) might be able to help you get even more specific.

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        cloud_loud
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        Thank you for this comment. It actually helped a lot since I’ve never heard the terms “Traditional Pop” and “Jazz Pop” so that should help me better articulate what type of music I like to listen...

        Thank you for this comment. It actually helped a lot since I’ve never heard the terms “Traditional Pop” and “Jazz Pop” so that should help me better articulate what type of music I like to listen to. That’s also an interesting website you’re linking to, I’ve never seen it before.

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        1. cfabbro
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          No prob. And yeah, rateyourmusic is great. IMO they have the best genre categorization and album ranking system out there, and their 'top releases/genre charts' are amazing for new music discovery.

          No prob. And yeah, rateyourmusic is great. IMO they have the best genre categorization and album ranking system out there, and their 'top releases/genre charts' are amazing for new music discovery.

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  2. DepartedPretzel
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    Burqa Boyz, أسلحة ضخ جاف حدب [Bandcamp] This week I’ve been exploring ghettotech, a genre of high-tempo, hedonistic, unpolished dance music. I was led down this path by this Burqa Boyz release,...

    Burqa Boyz, أسلحة ضخ جاف حدب [Bandcamp]

    This week I’ve been exploring ghettotech, a genre of high-tempo, hedonistic, unpolished dance music. I was led down this path by this Burqa Boyz release, which stopped me in my tracks. I’m stunned how they maintain such a high energy through the entire thing, while running through an eclectic array of sounds. A comparison to M.I.A. is unavoidable.

    Quinsin Nachoff’s Flux, Path of Totality [Bandcamp]

    Experimental jazz usually alienates me, but this one was rather beautiful. Its colorful saxophone and piano improvisations, in addition to technical performances and angular chord progressions, elicited a sense of wonder from me. The experience is much like walking through a gallery of abstract paintings or an urban park on a windy autumn day.

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  3. autumn
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    I spent all morning listening to Bill Wurtz. His voice is so soothing and the music is upbeat. The lyrics are always a trip, too.

    I spent all morning listening to Bill Wurtz. His voice is so soothing and the music is upbeat. The lyrics are always a trip, too.

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