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    1. 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...

      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/

      Remember that linking directly to your image will update with your future listening, make sure to reupload to somewhere like imgur if you'd like it to remain what you have at the time of posting.

      8 votes
    2. Looking for songs like Kentucky Route Zero soundtrack

      Ever since the first few songs from KR0 came out, they've been a regular part of my rotation. They're very lonesome sounding, primarily an old country sound with a little bit of gospel. Kind of...

      Ever since the first few songs from KR0 came out, they've been a regular part of my rotation. They're very lonesome sounding, primarily an old country sound with a little bit of gospel. Kind of like some of Johnny Cash, particularly his American albums. Here are examples:

      I've poked around at blues and old country and gospel but just haven't found anything I like as much. These songs are all covers, but compared to the originals they're stripped down, more sparse. Someone help me out in listening to something new for once? Spotify and YouTube's recommendation engine just points me to other video game soundtracks, not stuff that sounds similar.

      12 votes
    3. Your favourite songs to dance to?

      I'm looking for some new material for my ice dancing playlist. Anything decently musical and rhythmic is good. Current favorites: weapon of choice, stop the bot, uptown funk, blackheart (tsfh),...

      I'm looking for some new material for my ice dancing playlist.

      Anything decently musical and rhythmic is good. Current favorites: weapon of choice, stop the bot, uptown funk, blackheart (tsfh), burn (Goulding).

      9 votes
    4. What are some songs/albums that strongly benefit from their "outside story"?

      What I mean by this: information that is not self-contained in the song/album enhances or changes our interpretations of it. It can be something the artist said/did, the historical or cultural...

      What I mean by this: information that is not self-contained in the song/album enhances or changes our interpretations of it. It can be something the artist said/did, the historical or cultural context surrounding the music, the inspiration for the song or its writing/recording process, or anything else that makes the target music more meaningful.

      Arguably any music can benefit from knowing its "outside story", so I'm looking for particularly noteworthy examples -- ones where this information is especially significant. This is of course subjective, so really anything goes! If you think it's important, well, then that's good enough to share!

      14 votes