I think it’s about time we had another one of these.
I always discover new and exciting music from fellow Dopers.
I’m listening to mostly indie type stuff at the moment:
Anthony and the Johnsons - I Am a Bird Now
Arcade Fire- Funeral
Damien Rice- B Sides
Bell X1- Flock
The Zutons- Tired of Hangin’ Around
The Flaming Lips- At War With The Mystics
So, what’s on your current playlist?
The song I’ve got turned up right now is Billy Squier - Rock Me Tonite. One of the best records I know.
Right this minute, I’m listening to a class of seniors avoiding doing their classwork and talking smack about their classmates.
Before class started, I was listening to the new Steeleye Span CD “They Called Her Babylon.”
Dance music fan here so I’m listening to KNGY Energy 92.7 from San Francisco via the internet.
The Federation’s debut album (Hyphy is the new crunk)
everything I can find by the Pipettes
Scott Walker’s “The Drift”
OMD’s Peel Sessions 1979-1983
Sparks - “Kimono my house”
I’ve got one of Varttina’s albums on loop. Not sure which one, since I don’t speak Finnish, but they’re freaking awesome.
KCUV radio here in Denver; the last five songs:
Bob Dylan - I Want You
Robert Earl Keen - For Love
Jack Johnson - Flake
Little Feat - Willin’
Robert Cray Band - Don’t Be Afraid Of The Dark
I love KCUV. I’ve bought eight or 10 CDs in recent months because of new artists (and artists that are new to me) I’ve heard on the station. It’s on the Internets, too.
I tunes, and my 56 hours of assorted music from all over the map, are on constant shuffle mode for me. My last 4 soings, to give a taste:
Mekons - Crap Rap
The Jayhawks - Waiting for the Sun
Cab Calloway - Boo-Wah Boo-Wah
AC/DC - Hells Bells
I’ve been listening to Cash: The Legend. I’ve got about 30 of his albums but there are several songs on these that I haven’t heard before.
AH! I forgot to mention The Go! Team- Thunder, Lightning, Strike- which is awesome!
Last night and this morning I’m listening to “The Juliet Letters” by Elvis Costello and the Brodsky Quartet.
Some local stuff: Sydney bands Faker, who have had an album and some great singles out for a while, and Van She, whose debut EP I just picked up today. Also Melbourne band Moscow Schoolboy.
I’m also giving The Flaming Lips’ At War With The Mystics a good thrashing, as well as Belle & Sebastian’s The Life Pursuit (which I’m a bit addicted to), and We Are Scientists’ With Love And Squalor.
And having been in love with Antony & The Johnson’s I Am A Bird Now for a while, I’ve just started listening to their first album, which is just as amazing.
I’ve been wearing that out a bit myself!
Oooh, I forgot - also, The Dresden Dolls new album, Yes Virginia. Punk cabaret at its finest! These people are brilliant and completely bonkers.
Pretty indie for me right now, too:
The National - Alligator
Tapes 'n Tapes - The Loon
The Decemberists - Picaresque
I just recently busted out the old **Daniele Dax ** Blast The Human Flower.
I’ve been listening to two particular albums a lot lately:
Amberhawke–“Made Behind the Bar” album (especially “The Hills of Connemara” and “Rambling Rover”)
Corsairs–“The Gold One” album
Amberhawke is Irish trad with a twist (Amber is from Trinidad, and thinks bagpipes and steel drums go splendidly together), and the Corsairs are an a cappella group that does sea shanties and pirate songs. I may a bit odd, but I’m never at a loss for a drinking song.
I’ve been listening to They Might Be Giants a lot lately. I’m between apartments, so my stereo equipment is in storage. The only place I can listen to music is on the net and on my car CD player. On a recent trip across Pennsylvania and New Jersey, I listened to several albums of theirs several times:
They Got Lost
The Venue Songs CD comes with the DVD, which has videos for their venue songs. The venue songs were written during their 2004 tour. They wrote a song to celebrate each venue they played in, and the best ones they did studio versions of and made videos for. I wouldn’t recommend this one for the casual fan; it’s probably better suited to hardcore They Might Be Giants fans like myself. You can’t buy the venue songs in stores, so says their web site, but you can buy them on their website
I’ve also been listening to their clock radio, which you can download from this site.
I also listened to The Sundays’ album Reading, Writing and Arithmetic, too, which I haven’t played in years. Love that Harriet Wheeler’s voice. I’ve been missing it, especially the first side. (I originally owned this one on vinyl, so I think of it in terms of sides. If you don’t know what this is, ask your parents. Or grandparents. They’ll probably remember.)
I’m rocking out to the new offerings from Amorphis, Katatonia, and Evergrey. All three are badass.
At the time I clicked this thread, Remember by Pat Martino was playing on the radio in my office (god bless public radio).
In my car CD player is Din of Inequity by Sex Mob
The 2 DVD drives in my home computer currently contain At War With The Mystics by The Flaming Lips and Give by The Bad Plus