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Yahr, fear the power of the elf-man!
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I looked around and it does not seem that we have a general music discussion forum so hence... Discuss music here

I just heard new song from Muse called "Supermassive Black Hole"
I did not even realize it was them. It is very very different from anything else they have done. I like when an artist or band does that but it caught me off guard. I will need to listen more closely next time. I am intrigued. Anybody else heard this and has any thoughts?

Edit in : Looks like the new album will be out July 3rd.


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I'm something of a Muse fan, and I was really surprised by the new song. Sounds like The Charlatans covering Toxic by Britney. But still, I like it. Hope they're not going to stop rocking out though.

*can see herself having a big presence in this thread* Smile
 
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hm. i might have to listen to that.


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oi, you. have you listened to Rival Schools yet? Smile
 
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Yahr, fear the power of the elf-man!
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Originally posted by corvine:
oi, you. have you listened to Rival Schools yet? Smile

I have only heard "Everything Has Its Point". It is good but does not "hit" me on any real level. It kind of reminds me a little of early Jane's Addiction.


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yes, yes, i have! i told you i had! and i liked! ok now?


Limertilly: A pagan deity forgotten by man and therefore banished to the realms of memory and darkness now remembered by a young girl in downtown L.A. in the form of a dream and therefore freed to reap your revenge on the people who discarded you, thereby forcing said girl to learn to use her innate yet awesome powers as a soothsayer to gather forces of the Earth to defy you and once more banish you to your cold, cold prisoooooon

blog: http://limertillysfoodporn.wordpress.com/

My sister's band, what I am very very proud of: www.bit.ly/toodar
 
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you didn't tell me! glad you liked though.

Lan, you really need the album as a whole (United by Fate). It's a hell of a grower and quite possibly my favourite album ever, despite hating it on the first few listens. Used For Glue, Travel By Telephone and Holding Sand are good ones to grab...
 
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Great idea, Lan.

And I also am intrigued by that Muse song. I rather liked their lastest CD, and Showbiz as well. Didn't care for Origin of Symmetry, though.


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Interesting St.Count. The order that I bought my Muse cds was Showbiz, Absolution and then Origin of Symmetry. I like them all, a lot. When I first heard Absolution I thought it blew Showbiz out of the water but after later listens there is a lot going on in Showbiz. What didn't you like about Origin of Symmetry? I love "Newborn".
I think it is weird that I keep finding more and more things in common between Queen and this band. It is not so much that they sound anything like Queen but the way the vocals are done are a little similar to Freddie's and they way they seem to be unafraid to jump around in musical styles. Also that the piano seems to have a focus in the song construction. It seems Queen stopped using the Piano so much After the Game. I missed it.
*Lan is rambling*


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At the moment I'm listening to Coldcut's "Sound mirrors" which is SO freaking good. I was a bit weary listening to it, but the roots manueva and coldcut "true skool" single drew me and hooked me in for good.

awesome beats, brilliant songs. just great album. anyone else heard it?

I saw Muse a few years ago. All the metallica fans at the concert were impressed with the amount of noise 3 guys can make with keyboards. good times.


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Haven't seen anyone talk about the new Pearl Jam cd. My wife picked it up a few days ago and for the most part, I like it. It's solid, political, but not really earth-shattering (though I'm not sure what an earth-shattering Pearl Jam cd would be). But it does feel like Pearl Jam, which is nice. World Wide Suicide has grown on me a lot and there's a track toward the end called Come Back I've been playing relentlessly. Lots of other good songs, but those are the two that stick out the most right now.


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Haven't seen anyone talk about the new Pearl Jam cd. My wife picked it up a few days ago and for the most part, I like it. It's solid, political, but not really earth-shattering (though I'm not sure what an earth-shattering Pearl Jam cd would be). But it does feel like Pearl Jam, which is nice. World Wide Suicide has grown on me a lot and there's a track toward the end called Come Back I've been playing relentlessly. Lots of other good songs, but those are the two that stick out the most right now.


I've listened to it all the way through twice now, and I think my main problem with the disk is the vocal track. I have the damndest time understanding what Eddie's saying in every song, except for "Come Back" and the reprise of "Life Wasted."

Why can't they put out a clean, clear mix like they did with their early albums? Listen to "Animal" and "Worldwide Suicide" back to back to see what I mean.
 
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Lan- haven't heard Symmetry in ages, I just remember not liking it... maybe I ought to give it another try.

And I definitely agree on the Queen comparisons. Vocals, use of piano, song construction, it's all there. They used to be compared to Radiohead a lot, but I think they're closer to Queen. It was particularly striking for me on Absolution.

And both bands rock Smile I've been listening to Queen a lot recently, still on that "what song to cover" search. I think we've narrowed it down to something from the Night at the Opera/Day at the Races era. Probably Death on Two Legs, maybe the Millionaire's Waltz. I like the Prophet's Song, but as Dan said, "Are you trying to kill me?"


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I like your candidates for Queen covers. I don't like many of the Queen covers that I have heard (NIN Get Down Make Love is a notable exception) but I get tired that nobody ever looks at the back catalog of songs. They just seem to pick something off of one of the Greatest Hits albums. Your choices are all great songs that are little more obscure. I am very interested to hear what you end up with.


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Thanks... it should be interesting, at least. Half the songs we chose a bit ironically (I mean, a-ha's "Take On Me", really), but we both genuinely love Queen, although we're not nearly there in musicianship.

And we we don't have a guitar made out of a chimney mantelpiece.


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Originally posted by The Scoundrel:
Haven't seen anyone talk about the new Pearl Jam cd. My wife picked it up a few days ago and for the most part, I like it. It's solid, political, but not really earth-shattering (though I'm not sure what an earth-shattering Pearl Jam cd would be). But it does feel like Pearl Jam, which is nice. World Wide Suicide has grown on me a lot and there's a track toward the end called Come Back I've been playing relentlessly. Lots of other good songs, but those are the two that stick out the most right now.


I've listened to it all the way through twice now, and I think my main problem with the disk is the vocal track. I have the damndest time understanding what Eddie's saying in every song, except for "Come Back" and the reprise of "Life Wasted."

Why can't they put out a clean, clear mix like they did with their early albums? Listen to "Animal" and "Worldwide Suicide" back to back to see what I mean.


I totally hear you on the clean part. I don't mind that I sometimes can't understand what Eddie's singing. Yellow Ledbetter's one of my favorites, but it still *sounds* clean. Still, I've listened to the cd several times now and I think it's their most consistent album since "Vs" (unless you count Live On Two Legs).


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OK... I refuse to let this thread die.
What are you listening to?
What have you discovered that is new or just new to you?
I have been listening to Gnarls Barkley lately. I just recently was informed that "Crazy was like some obscene hit. I don't listen to mainstream radio but was happy to hear this.
Just to let you guys know where I stand on music.
I cut my teeth on my dad's records of Little Richard, The Coasters, Elvis, The Kingston Trio, Buddy Holly and lots of music from the 50s.
The first band that I paid money for an album was the Beatles 1967-1970 (Blue Album). This was hype meet talent in my book and really shaped my taste in music.
My next big thing was Queen. I got hooked on The Game and Then after hearing their Greatest Hits I was then compelled to get everything they did. Though they were rough around the edges and their lyrics could be hokey at times they had an energy and sound that I fell in love with. I still love to hear a perfect yet just off power chord from Brian May's guitar. Then in the mid eighties I found They Might Be Giants and College radio in general. This opened a whole world of music that I did not know even existed. I am still very loyal to WOXY which was a local independent radio station that focused on Alternative and Modern Rock. Though sadly they are no longer on the radio dial they are on the internet and just as good as ever.
So what music makes you go? What gets your blood boiling?


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currently addicted to:
The Killers - Hot Fuss
The Shins - Chutes Too Narrow

and I have a great deal of Neil Finn/Tim Finn/any bands they've been in/solo stuff on my ipod.

I just recently found a Rembrandts cd that I didn't even know I had and have been re-discovering it.

I guess my groove is Alternative, but I'm waaaaay behind everyone else, because I live in a very small town, crappy radio stations abound and I'm stuck with crappy dialup. Although, maybe not, I'll know after wednesday if I can get wireless broadband out here in the boonies.

Also lurv Elvis Costello (saw him last summer at Tower Theatre in Philly, excellent show) R.E.M., pre-losing-drummer, U2, up to Achtung Baby, Barenaked Ladies, The Smiths, The Cure, The Kinks, used to lurv The Police, but frankly it's extremely repetitious to my adult ears. oh yeah, TMBG, loved them since 1988, when I lived in a suburb of L.A. and heard them on KROQ. Saw Depeche Mode at The Rose Bowl that year, too.



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great new albums:

Regina Spektor
The Kooks
The Zutons

also good:

The Pippetts, Margot and the nuclear so and sos, Hot Chip, Jenny Lewis
 
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I actually haven't bought anything new recently, but my latest obsessions are Gogol Bordello, "Meadowlands" by the Wrens, and the latest Aphex Twin/AFX, "Chosen Lords".

As for history, I started out listening to classical music, then the Beatles and Queen when I was a kid, then moved on to hard rock/heavy metal, then in late high school punk and indie rock. After that, in college, I got into all kinds of stuff- jazz, indie, world, electronic, experimental. My favorite artist from that big discovery phase is Tom Waits.

Now I slowed down some (less disposable income) but I still listen to most of it (except some of the punk and metal), but mostly I'm an indie kid, really.

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