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So the best CD store in Washington state is located directly between my office and my house, which is great for my ears, and bad for my wallet.

Recently, I have bought:

Yankee Hotel Foxtrot (Wilco)

EP (Fiery Furnaces)

Strange Bird (Augie March)

Hearts of Oak (Ted Leo/Pharmacists)

The Minus 5 (Gun Album)

Black Holes & Revelations (Muse)

Villa Elaine (Remy Zero)

Hindu Love Gods (Hindu Love Gods... that's Warren Zevon with Peter Buck, Mike Mills, and Bill Berry of R.E.M.)

That's all i can remember... maybe that's it.

Anyway... mostly good. Hindu Love Gods is good, though it suffers from the fact that both Zevon and R.E.M. get a lot of their strength from their songwriting, and the record is all covers. Wasn't a big fan of EP, though I like a few tunes off it. I enjoy Remy Zero. They're not geniuses crafting masterpieces, but they're good musicians writing good songs. Speaking of masterpieces, I've heard from various people that Hearts of Oak is Ted Leo's. I liked it a lot. But I like Shake the Sheets more. YHF is just good groovable indie pop folk. A well crafted album, and strong lyrically. Strange Bird is really good. I forgot how much I liked Augie March until Keith posted a couple tunes from their new album last week. Minus 5, as always, has a stellar cast of musicians, a true PNW all-star list. Cemetery Row, on which lead vox are handled by Colin Meloy of the Decemberists, is especially good.

Finally: Muse. Appropriately epic. A lot of fun to listen to. Blistering Bush criticism to start it out, horses and laser guns and vague Queen-like rumblings to finish it off. How can you go wrong? I doubt they'll ever quite match Absolution, but they don't have to. If they just keep doing stuff like this one, I'll be happy.


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Originally posted by St.CountZero:
hehehe... not a hard sound (although live, sometimes, they were very guitar-y), but if you really want to hear a guy with a heavy Scottish accent, listen to Arab Strap. Plus, they're good.

erm... most of the Scottish bands I can think of don't really sing with that much of an accent. The Delgados are very indie, not very accented. I mean, there's some lovely Scottish folk out there with nice thick accents (I have this tape of Scottish sailors songs...), but I don't think that's what you're looking for.


Thanks dude! I'll give Arab Strap and the Delgados a listen. Irish rock/punk like the Pogues, the Pixies, etc. I'd like to research to. I know who those bands are, but I'm not really sure where to start. I like Celtic folk music (and bagpipes) and want to get more into that too, eventually, but right now I just want to listen to something more alternative.


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LOVE Pearl Jam's Come Back. Favorite song on that new cd.

Supersnazz (or anyone else), why the hell isn't "It's the End of the World as we know it (and I feel fine)" on the best of REM cd? Is it the date of the song? That always bummed me out...


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Originally posted by The Scoundrel:
Thanks dude! I'll give Arab Strap and the Delgados a listen. Irish rock/punk like the Pogues, the Pixies, etc. I'd like to research to. I know who those bands are, but I'm not really sure where to start. I like Celtic folk music (and bagpipes) and want to get more into that too, eventually, but right now I just want to listen to something more alternative.


You're welcome. Arab Strap are definitely worth a listen, I'd just not start with either their first or latest records. Maybe "The Red Thread", "Monday at the Hug and Pint" or "Elephant Shoe". Delgados, try "The Great Eastern". Er... no connection between the Pogues and the Pixies at all, though. I can look into some of my Celtic records for you later on. Right now I'm off to work.

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LOVE Pearl Jam's Come Back. Favorite song on that new cd.

Supersnazz (or anyone else), why the hell isn't "It's the End of the World as we know it (and I feel fine)" on the best of REM cd? Is it the date of the song? That always bummed me out...


That is related to the thing I just said about the new best of. REM has had two distinctive phases: the IRS years and the WB years. The IRS years consist of everything pre-Green, which is Murmur, Reckoning, Fables of the Reconstruction, Life's Rich Pageant, and Document. Songs involved include One I Love, Fall On Me, Radio Free Europe, Finest Worksong and, yes, End of the World. The WB years has been everything Green and beyond.

The best of currently out there, In Time, was put out by WB, and therefore only includes songs that they have release rights to, hence only stuff from Green and beyond (the full title of the disc is In Time: The Best of REM 1988-2003).

Fortunately, the REM boys have recently put together a tracklisting for another best of package, this one to be released by IRS, and to have everyone's favorite pre-'88 REM tunes.


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I have to say, that's gotta be one of their best songs.


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Yay! Neil Gaiman is linking to the new Jarvis song! Protest music is back!

http://dilate.choonz.com/index.php?id=437

(live video on myspace)

http://myspace.com/jarvspace

CUNTS ARE STILL RUNNING THE WORLD

Well did you hear, there's a natural order.
Those most deserving will end up with the most.
That the cream cannot help but always rise up to the top,
Well I say: Shit floats.
If you thought things had changed,
Friend you'd better think again,
Bluntly put in the fewest of words,
Cunts are still running the world,
Cunts are still running the world.

Now the working classes are obsolete,
They are surplus to societies needs,
So let ˜em all kill each other,
And get it made overseas.
That's the word don't you know,
From the guys thats running the show,
Lets be perfectly clear boys and girls,
Cunts are still running the world,
Cunts are still running the world.

Oh feed your children on Cray fish and Lobster tails,
Find a school near the top of the league,
In theory I respect your right to exist,
I will kill ya if you move in next to me,
Ah it stinks, it sucks, it's anthropologically unjust,
But the takings are up by a third, Oh So
Cunts are still running the world,
Cunts are still running the world.

Your free market is perfectly natural,
Or do you think that I'm some kind of dummy,
It's the ideal way to order the world,
Fuck the morals, does it make any money?
And if you don't like it? Then leave.
Or use your right to protest on the street,
Yeah, use your rights but don't imagine that it's heard, Oh no no,
Cunts are still running the world,
Cunts are still running the world.


- Michael

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"This is the spring without end / This is the summer of malcontent / This is the winter of your mind"
 
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Crap. Frown
I had a long review typed of the new Muse cd and some comments of The M's "Future Women" and then I hit the back key and I don't have time to retype it all. Mad

I think If I only had to have one REM cd it would be Eponymous.
 
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http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000G73UEU/ref=pd_rvi_...UTF8&v=glance&n=5174

Ah! bought the I'm your Man soundtrack. NICK! JARVIS! RUFUS! MARTHA!


- Michael

My boring blog: http://www.xanga.com/mtxx

"This is the spring without end / This is the summer of malcontent / This is the winter of your mind"
 
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Michael! So glad to see you back! I truly have missed you. Hope everything is well with you.

I'm curious...what do you think of the new Flaming Lips, At War with the Mystics?
 
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I'm curious...what do you think of the new Flaming Lips, At War with the Mystics?


I've got nothing bad to say about it, although I haven't heard it as much as I expected. Maybe it's simply that I've never been a complete Lips nut, I just like them very much. Great all round weird Prince-Meets-Electric_Light_Orchestra production on the album, though. I regret not going to the Copenhagen concert back in may. Frown I still haven't seen the lips live.

I DID see the Raconteurs at the Roskilde Festival a month ago, though. Very good concert. Jack did "Bang Bang - My Baby Shot Me Down" in his over the top campy "Jolene" style. Smile

Apparently leaving the Festival just as Roger Waters started playing the complete "Dark Side of the Moon" was a mistake - those who stayed said it was very good. D'Oh! That's what I get for trying to be a 'hipper-than-thou' Floyd-basher.

And thanks - I hope you'll be here too, now I'm back for some time.


- Michael

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"This is the spring without end / This is the summer of malcontent / This is the winter of your mind"
 
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I had my first live Lips experience a couple months ago. It was beyond amazing. However, as much as I enjoy AWWTM, in some ways it was a bit of a let down. The Yeah Yeah Yeah Song was just scorching live, starting out as a chill singalong, and then kicking into high gear, so having an album version that was just somewhere in between those two was expected but disappointing.

Anyhoo, they're officially a band that I will now go see every single time they come to Washington. Nun hand puppet leading a Yoshimi sing-along? how do you beat that?


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I get to see the Lips tomorrow night! And with Sonic Youth (who also have a very decent new album out right now). I saw them once before, many, many years ago when they opened for Porno for Pyros. I have not seen them since then, but I know their live shows are a mind-blowing extravaganza. I can hardly wait!
 
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Yeah. Dancing Santa Clauses. Dancing Aliens. Wayne Coyne rolling around on the audience in a bubble. Etc.


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I DID see the Raconteurs at the Roskilde Festival a month ago, though. Very good concert. Jack did "Bang Bang - My Baby Shot Me Down" in his over the top campy "Jolene" style. Smile


Very cool. I've also heard that they've been doing David Bowie's "It Ain't Easy" live as well, which I would love to hear.

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Apparently leaving the Festival just as Roger Waters started playing the complete "Dark Side of the Moon" was a mistake - those who stayed said it was very good. D'Oh! That's what I get for trying to be a 'hipper-than-thou' Floyd-basher.


Funny thing is, this is exactly what I did when Pink Floyd toured in '94, and they played "Dark Side" in its entirety. In fact, I think this tour may have started the whole "play a complete album live" trend.

Anyway, I slagged the band, having seen them twice on the previous tour. Now I regret it.
 
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Yeah. Dancing Santa Clauses. Dancing Aliens. Wayne Coyne rolling around on the audience in a bubble. Etc.


I'm ESPECIALLY looking forward to the bubble thing. Big Grin
 
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I seem to be stuck in the realm of "Bands From Norway". I've been listening to tons of Leaves' Eyes, Tristania, Sirenia, The Sins of Thy Beloved.

Something about classically fused rock with operatic female vocals and glass-gargling male vocals has me not wanting to listen to much else.

Although...

I have *finally* given in and bought a Tori Amos disc. I've only been hedging for about a decade now.


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Carrie Akre opening for Johnette Napolitano!

*exited*


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saw a lame local folkie tonight that i gotta review
Got a new 3 day a week job updating gigs for www.liveguide.com.au
so now i'm paid for my useless music knowledge
and i need to review gigs
and CDs that HAVEN'T COME YET

guh
i'm gonna burn out on all this
don't even know what i'm looking for
 
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I seem to be addicted to Green Day - American Idiot.

dunno if it's just because I'm PMSing and it's a good album to bitch along to...

but I've made some notes (thanks supersnazz!)

it's so hard for me to find stuff I like to listen to. My are radio stations are Country -feh, Pop -meh. and I'm trapped in crappy dialup hell, so I can't even just listen to radio online.


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