I don’t think we’ve done this in a while, and it could be fun: Close your eyes, pick 20 random CDs from your collection, and let the Teeming Millions [del]point and laugh[/del] provide their feedback on your taste in music. I’ll go first.
[li]Pressurehed - Explaining the Unexplained (A cool spacerock/electronica concept album about various paranormal/UFO/cryptozoological stuff)[/li][li]Johnny Cash - At San Quentin[/li][li]Diamond-Fist Werny - Long View to the Sky (Todd Werny was one of the Seattle musicians who kicked ass but was overshadowed by the rise of grunge)[/li][li]The Transmissionary Six - Get Down (A side project by some folks from the Walkabouts and the Willard Grant Conspiracy)[/li][li]Chrome - Chrome Box (A box set of material from various Chrome albums issued by Cleopatra Records a few years ago. This is old-school industrial music.)[/li][li]Lisa Gerrard - The Mirror Pool (She is, of course, better known as part of Dead Can Dance)[/li][li]Johnny Dowd - Down in the Valley (A live album of very fuckin’ twisted country music)[/li][li]Throbbing Gristle - 20 Jazz Funk Greats (More old-school industrial)[/li][li]The Anubian Lights - Naz Bar (Middle eastern electronic space lounge)[/li][li]A Midnite Choir - You Have Been Warned… (Imagine the unholy offspring of Tom Waits and Spike Jones)[/li][li]Crooked Fingers - Red Devil Dawn[/li][li]Nik Turner - Space Ritual (A double CD of top-notch spacerock from one of the founding members of Hawkwind. He’s backed up by Helios Creed, Genesis P-Orridge, the boys from Pressurehed, and a couple more Hawkwind alumni.)[/li][li]Heather Duby - Come Across the River (Electro-chanteuse)[/li][li]Knut Bell and the Blue Collars - Honkahillarockabilly (If you like songs about chicken gizzards 'n beer, Knut’s yer man.)[/li][li]The Master Musicians of Jajouka - Brian Jones Presents the Pipes of Pan at Jajouka[/li][li]Coil - Music to Play in the Dark 2[/li][li]Stellastarr* - Somewhere Across Forever (an okay EP, but you’re better off getting their full-length)[/li][li]Cheb i Sabbah - La Kahena (North-African-influenced electronic dance music)[/li][li]Hashisheen - The End of Law (This is a Bill Laswell project; it’s a very cool dark ambient concept album about Hassan I Sabbah and his cult of assassins)[/li][li]Wimme - Cugu (Wimme is from the Finnish part of Lapland. He does traditional yoik singing paired with modern instrumentation)[/li][/ul]