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Thought this might be a good thread. What are you listening to? What would you suggest to others?
Right now i'm loving Far by Regina Spektor, its got alot of different stylistic components to some of her earlier work, but as a whole its a great album, with some amazing songs.
Regina Spektor - Laughing with:
Also, The new Enter Shikari Album, Common Dreads. I don't know how big these guys are in the states, they're massive over here in the uk. However I never really felt all of the hype, and never really liked their first album. This one however is a different ball game, its definatly not to everyones taste, but is quite a refreshing change in direction for them, while still keeping true to the style of the first album.
I just bought The Miskolc Experience by the symphonic metal band Therion. It's absolutely awesome. The first half of the album is their arrangements of numerous classical pieces from Verdi, Wagner, Mozart, etc. The second half is nine of their songs arranged to take advantage of the full orchestra and choirs. It's definitely different and kind of out there, but it's just exceptionally well done.
Powder Burns by The Twilight Singers...a pretty good guitar rock band. They did some music for the show Rescue Me, which is where I got in to their stuff. There isn't really a standout track on the album, but it's one of those rare ones that I listen to from beginning to end without skipping anything.
Two albums that really stood out for me this year have been the new Silversun Pickups and VNV Nation.
People seam to like or... not like the Silversun Pickups. I like them obviously. Their music has great atmosphere. Especially their slower songs. They are incredible live. Better than on CD and there are few band that you can say that about. If they ever release a live album I am buying it.
VNV Nation is a consistently good electronic act from the UK (now based in Germany). The more I listened to the new album the more I liked it.
I am sure that there are other great albums that are out there. I just haven't got around to them yet.
You may or may not like Combichrist. I really enjoyed their new album and I always have a good time seeing them live.
That sounds pretty good, though I tire of the deep throat groups. Only Al Jourgensen has that spot in my heart. I have an album by a group called 'Drown' - Hold On To The Hollow. I tried to find a video on youtube but didn't find one. The album released in 1994, this group really reminds me of them.
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I really enjoyed that last NIN tour...the visual stage effects were incredible.
Did you see the Downward Spiral tour? That was awesome. And having the Jim Rose Circus of Freaks made it even that more interesting.
I've been listening a LOT to the new A Place to Bury Strangers album. It's called Exploding Head and if you're into shoegaze, these guys mix Jesus and Mary Chain, My Bloody Valentine and Joy Division in 3 minute tracks.
I'm also rediscovering this forgotten post-rock band called UI. Sounds like Tortoise but more funky.
I think they played here a few months ago and I forgot to go.
Pretty good. I downloaded a few songs on iTunes.
You have great taste in music, man. Blonde Redhead, Coil, Skinny Puppy, Plaid, Boards of Canada, etc. We should talk more.
I'm still waiting for the new MBV album, like for 15 years. Ahah. Saw them live this year at Barcelona's Primavera Sound Festival. But the best concert was from Sun O))). If you're more into the drone stuff, you'll like it, even if it looses a lot of the raw power of hearing them live.