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Old 01-19-2018, 06:29 AM
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Never realized this song was Christopher Cross. I think I've been underestimating him. Viva yacht rock.



And a hilarious, short, relevant SCTV sketch as accompaniment:

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Old 01-19-2018, 08:39 AM
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So Pitchfork posted a review of Jeff Rosenstock's new album with the attached track. Song's a banger
Ooh, that song is pretty good. I might listen to the rest of that album after lunch.
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Old 01-26-2018, 01:00 PM
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I've been slowly working my way through Osamu Kitajima's discography, starting from a random YouTube suggestion. He started in the 70s and his stuff is pretty chill, with an ambient jazz/rock vibe (and obviously Japanese instrumentation). I've been very impressed with a lot of YouTube suggestions lately.

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Old 01-26-2018, 02:58 PM
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Osamu Kitajima's stuff is delightfu, and does for funk and historic Japanese music what Claude Bolling did for European classical/orchestral and jazz.
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Old 01-29-2018, 10:19 AM
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Discovered a japanese math/metal band called Cyclamen, and their new album Amida: https://cyclamen.bandcamp.com/album/amida

Very good stuff... lots of technical instrumentation, but lush with melody. Lots of reverb on the vocals create a super chill mood. Also, for me, not understanding the language makes for good background music...
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Old 02-02-2018, 11:32 AM
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Justin Timberlake's new album sucks
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Old 02-02-2018, 02:02 PM
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Justin Timberlake's new album sucks
Yeah dude. Wasn't impressed with the new single, it kinda sucked. Then I saw some of the lyrics from his new album. Hilariously bad, holy shit.
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Old 02-02-2018, 02:17 PM
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I'm listening to the first track right now and WHAT THE FUCK
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Old 02-05-2018, 03:08 PM
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OK I am listening to more of this album. I think it's appropriate the title track from the album wasn't performed last night. I kept wondering when it was going to get interesting. (It never did.) God, those fuckin melodic synth toms are so dumb-sounding.

Sauce, so far, is the only song I've heard that I think is good. It's funny. I do a Timberlake mashup with Mario music and there he goes doing one with Mega Man music
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Old 02-05-2018, 04:00 PM
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"You don't get it, he's a man of the woods" was a running joke all throughout my Superbowl party.
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Old 02-07-2018, 06:24 PM
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TIL McGruff the Crime Dog released a Say No to Drugs album in the '80s featuring a Steely Dan pastiche about alcohol and a Pointer Sisters pastiche about inhalants.



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Old 02-10-2018, 05:42 AM
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Old 02-27-2018, 09:40 PM
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Letters to Cleo, one of my all-time favorite bands, got back together in 2016 (almost 20 years after they broke up) and recorded a new EP that's really good. I don't know why I only just now found out, but I am listening to it now and grinning like a fool.
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Old 02-27-2018, 09:50 PM
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Letters to Cleo, one of my all-time favorite bands, got back together in 2016 (almost 20 years after they broke up) and recorded a new EP that's really good. I don't know why I only just now found out, but I am listening to it now and grinning like a fool.
Haven't heard that name in a long while. They do a cover of Dangerous Type by The Cars. As a huge Cars fan, I approve.
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Old 02-27-2018, 11:57 PM
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Oh wow. I knew they covered Cheap Trick but this one is news to me.

I remember they did a show with Sponge (Molly is one of the great underrated 90s rock songs) here back in 95 or 96 but it was at an 18 and over club. That was the only time I ever seriously considered trying to get a fake I.D.
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Old 02-28-2018, 07:00 PM
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Letters to Cleo, one of my all-time favorite bands, got back together in 2016 (almost 20 years after they broke up) and recorded a new EP that's really good. I don't know why I only just now found out, but I am listening to it now and grinning like a fool.
I loves me some Letters to Cleo. For those that don't know singer Kay Hanley was the singing voice of Josie from the Josie and the Pussycats movie. The movie is a ton of fun, and the soundtrack is great:


Thanks for the heads up on the EP. I wasn't aware of it at all.
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Old 03-03-2018, 10:14 AM
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Old 03-08-2018, 01:25 PM
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Found this when listening to Sirius XM of all things. Fantastic song; very Mazzy Star thing going on. I've always had a soft spot for Mazzy. I was the only weirdo in high school listening to them and wondering how that voice could come out of someone.

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Old 03-23-2018, 11:54 AM
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I'm really enjoying the US Girls album.

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Old 03-25-2018, 08:01 AM
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I’ve been trying to reduce the volume of stuff I own, and part of that is my ridiculous CD collection. I went through and got rid of all the easy stuff, getting down from probably over a thousand CDs to I think somewhere in the 700s. Still too many. There are several I’m not sure about, so I’ve decided to listen to the whole lot from A-Z (I used to keep them in the order I got them, but last time I moved it was just too hard and I alphabetised). So far that’s two 6ths albums and 10 in the Swear Jar’s Accordion Solo! compilation. Some good stuff, I look forward to reaching Xiu Xiu in probably two years or more. For now, Advance Base is up next.

I was going to set myself a rule that if I didn’t make it through an album I would get rid of it, but the 6ths’ Hyacinths and Thistles ends with synthesised wave noises that just go on and on so I had to turn it off, and I’m not ditching the disc with “Just Like a Movie Star” on it.
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Old 03-26-2018, 08:02 AM
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There's no doubt in my mind that Owen Ashworth is a very gifted musician and lyricist. A few verses, and you have the story, or at least the feel of it. Still, two albums and an EP of Advance Base is pretty heavy going. Nephew in the Wild, the second album, is particularly crushing, especially the title track, written in the second person, in which "your" nephew calls for help, "you" turn him down, and he's never seen again.

There are pretty steady themes in Ashworth's work: young people struggling to enter adulthood, crime, loneliness, parenthood. They're all there on Nephew, occasionally seeming uplifting, as in "Trisha Please Come Home", which I at first mistook for a song about a woman leaving an abusive relationship from the perspective of the abuser but which is actually about her getting tired of the bullshit in her life and leaving town ("She said one guy to many made a pass at you/and you walked out the door/left your apron in the parking lot/never came back for your last paycheck", "you even warned me once/you'd get out somehow/I guess you're somewhere laughing now"). It seems uplifting, at least, maybe because of the music, but you could also read it as someone's life falling apart and them running away, leaving their friends behind ("You don't call me ever/on the phone/am I supposed to get high and listen to Thin Lizzy on my own") to face an uncertain future. Often the songs are crushing, as in "Nephew in the Wild" or "The Only Other Girl From Back Home" ("And now you won't even talk to me/you're the only other girl from back home").

"Kitty Winn", the last track, feels depressing from the music, but is maybe the most hopeful on the record. The narrator, like many Ashworth characters, has a history of reckless behaviour ("I used to drive all night no stopping/like a Batman with no Robin"), but has settled down ("I'm not our looking for something/I haven't found/You won't see me around/I've got a family now"). Maybe I see that as a happy ending because it resembles my own situation (minus the reckless past). Anyway, it's good stuff.
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Old 03-27-2018, 08:29 PM
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Members from Vulfpeck got together with Nate Smith and another dude and formed this fresh as fuck quartet, THE FEARLESS FLYERS. They released their debut EP and I literally can't stop listening to it.

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Old 03-29-2018, 03:59 PM
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Cave In's bassist, Caleb Scofield, passed away in a car accident today... RIP.
Jam out some Cave In today, y'all.
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I like Cardi B’s new album a lot
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having only heard their big singles before, MGMT's new album is better than I was expecting.
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Old 04-09-2018, 12:23 PM
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Despite the name, the song Skypeople by Jeroen Tel and LMan is not an OPL track but a C64 one.

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Old 04-11-2018, 03:06 PM
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Hot damn, there's new Gang Gang Dance for the first time in seven years:

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Eye Contact was my favorite album of 2011. I'm very excited for this!
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Old 04-13-2018, 05:55 PM
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TIL McGruff the Crime Dog released a Say No to Drugs album in the '80s featuring a Steely Dan pastiche about alcohol and a Pointer Sisters pastiche about inhalants.
I prefer his later, edgier work.

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Old 04-13-2018, 06:21 PM
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New L7. Yes.



New Failure. YEEEEEES.

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