Sunday, March 29, 2009

Music

Can someone please tell me about some good music to listen to? Ugh. I'm sick of everything.

22 Comments:

Blogger Providence said...

You might explore the V.A. reissues coming from the Analog Africa, Numero Group, and Soul Jazz labels. That'd keep anyone busy for five years or so.

12:56 PM  
Blogger Brennen Wysong said...

Meat Puppets, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, Do Make Say Think, Blonde Redhead, Die Kreuzen, Gas, M83, Fucked Up!, Pan American, Polmo Polpo, Scratch Acid, The Stooges, Cut Copy, Shearwater, Set Fire to Flames, Antony and the Johnsons, Spaceman 3, DJ Ruputure

12:56 PM  
Blogger thehauntedtooth said...

I've been loving this "Jamaica Funk: Original Jamaican Funk and Soul 45s" from the Soul Jazz label, to add a specific title to Providence's suggestion. And the Guitar Soli comp from Numero. The new Bonnie Billy is great. "For all the World to See" by Death is really great. "Meddle" by Floyd sounds new to me after many years. New Dylan in two weeks.

2:34 PM  
Blogger Christina said...

Beirruuttttt.

3:16 PM  
Blogger Kent Johnson said...

Johannes, anyone,

Likembe blog is one of the best collections of African music on the web. It's curated by my friend and former Milwaukee roommate, John Beadle, one of the top U.S. experts and collectors in the area. He ran a radio show of African music for many years. His wife is Nigerian, so he's back and forth quite a bit. Here's some amazing stuff to keep you busy for a lifetime:
http://likembe.blogspot.com/

Kent

3:26 PM  
Blogger Amish Trivedi said...

No worries! New Dylan out soon!

That said, I've been listening to the "new" Radiohead quite a bit of late.

And a lot of Talking Heads, too.

4:42 PM  
Blogger thehauntedtooth said...

sorry... "For the Whole World to See" by Death.

5:05 PM  
Blogger Michael said...

Any album by The Fall. If you like the more grating, cacophonous stuff, try their album The Wonderful and Frightening World of the Fall. If you like slightly more melodic stuff, try their album Frenz Experiment. Or maybe I Am Kurious Oranj, which was the score to a (sorta) ballet. Oh yeah, and the album This Nation's Saving Grace is pretty good too. It's all pretty good if you ask me. Middle Class Revolt if you prefer dance beats to punk beats. The Fall have changed a lot over the years...

6:06 PM  
Blogger Lara Glenum said...

Well, Fever Ray seems right up our (gothic Swedish) alley:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EBAzlNJonO8

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4F-CpE73o2M&feature=related

6:23 PM  
Blogger Max said...

Some Youtube links for immediate gratification (hopefully):

Split Enz "Sweet Dreams"

Let's Active "Every Word Means No"

YMCK "Magical 8-bit Tour"

Pizzicato Five "Peace Music"

Wire "Outdoor Miner"

They Might Be Giants "Put Your Hand Inside The Puppet Head"

Yellow Magic Orchestra "Tong Poo"

Yellow Magic Orchestra "Technopolis"

The Black Diamonds "Want Need Love You"

Cocteau Twins "Frou-frou Foxes in Midsummer Fires"

Cocteau Twins "Bluebeard"

Blondie "Fan Mail" (& other tracks)

The 6ths (w/ Momus) "As You Turn To Go"

Cam'ron "I Hate My Job"

XTC "Respectable Street" (w/ hilarious lyric censoring)

El-P & Others "NY2K"

Sly & The Family Stone "Luv 'n' Haight"

Lush "Thoughtforms"

My Bloody Valentine "You Made Me Realise"

The Pastels "Crawl Babies"

Public Image Ltd "Public Image"

X "We're Desperate"

Momus "Hairstyle of the Devil"

Momus "Nervous Heartbeat"

Echo & The Bunnymen "The Puppet"

Pere Ubu "Breath"

Fingerprintz "Bulletproof Heart"

Polvo "Can I Ride"

Yellow Magic Orchestra "1000 Knives"

The Stone Roses "I Wanna Be Adored"

Chapterhouse "Falling Down"

Boards of Canada "Roygbiv"

Iwasaki Yoshimi "Le Rouge et Le Noir"

Klaus Nomi "Falling In Love Again"


If you feel like checking out Momus at all, he recently made all 6 of his albums on the Creation label (his output from 1987-1993) available for free download: click here.

I posted my favorite song of his, "Sex for the Disabled," to my blog several months ago: click here.

9:38 PM  
Blogger Ross Brighton said...

Jazzkammer, John Wiese, Mattin, Kevin Drumm's Sheer Hellish Miasma, Thighpaulsandra, Birchville Cat Motel (now known as Our Love Will Destroy the World) Blackboned Angel, Earth, Sunn0))), Folkstorm/HH9, Bruce Russel, The Dead C, Yellow Swans, Handfull of dust....

11:19 PM  
Blogger Max said...

Also, Minikon (for my money, one of the best electronic musicians out there right now) recently put together an album for free download that he made using Korg synth software for the Nintendo DS. You can listen to samples here or download the zip file of the full album.

5:16 AM  
Blogger Jordan said...

M'bilia Bel.

7:56 AM  
Blogger Johannes said...

Lara,

That's the solo record by the woman from The Knife.

J

8:10 AM  
OpenID dorholtt said...

The latest Animal Collective is a gem. Also, as you may already know of him, the Swedish guitarist known as the Tallest Man on Earth. There is a collection called Dark was the Night, which pools many bands together whose work, if you like, will lead you to their other dishes. Caribou's Andorra is very nice. There is also this quite eclectic album called Weird Nightmare: Meditations on Mingus, which has all sorts of marvels that Michael Blair coordinated. Of course, there is always Sparklehorse's It's a Wonderful Life, Eno's Another Green World, and Helio Sequence's Keep Your Eyes Ahead, all high winners that I keep returning to as of late.

9:21 PM  
Blogger Galexander said...

I'm generally a big fan of Robin Rimbaud's for electronic that employs everything from basic tonal distortion to cell-phone surveillance. I think "The Garden is Full of Metal--A Homage to Derek Jarman" is remarkable. Dino Felipe's late 2008 release, "Paint" is fantastic. Some tracks, particularly "Pink Stalls" and "Glob It On Me"--sound like music for torturing if all the weapons were solid-state dental lasers. I mean this as a compliment.
Gabriel

8:12 AM  
Blogger Johannes said...

Thanks to everyone. I'm listening.

Johannes

10:37 AM  
Blogger fran├žois said...

The Kills.

hide with Spread Beaver

3:54 PM  
Blogger CLAY BANES said...

I'm sure I said elsewhere: Major Lance.

12:31 AM  
Blogger CLAY BANES said...

And this.

12:35 AM  
Blogger amanda said...

I'd say the new P J Harvey/John Parish. & Cocorosie.

9:08 PM  
Blogger Cathy Park Hong said...

Marnie Stern. She is amazing. She rips the electric guitar up, finger tapping as fast as Eddie Van Halen. Enough with the second fiddle female bassists. We need more female lead guitarists like Marnie Stern.

3:01 PM  

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