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Re: 2009 Music

Postby 12ozLongneck on Wed Sep 16, 2009 10:01 pm

Also, I highly recommend checking out Anders Parker. He used to be in a band called Varnaline that toured frequently with Centro-matic, which is one of my two or three favorite bands. He has a new album called Skycraper Crow, but I would recommend starting with his self-titled album from 2006.
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Re: 2009 Music

Postby Drew Corleone on Wed Sep 16, 2009 10:42 pm

I just DL'd the full Muse album... but I've had "I Belong to You" for a few days and I really like it.
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Re: 2009 Music

Postby HornMafia on Thu Sep 24, 2009 12:27 pm

16 free songs on iTunes from bands playing ACL

BASSNECTAR – Art of Revolution
BLACK JOE LEWIS & THE HONEYBEARS – Boogie
DR. DOG – The Ark
HEARTLESS BASTARDS – Out to Sea
K’NAAN – Wavin Flag
LOS AMIGOS INVISIBLES – Mentiras
MEDESKI, MARTIN & WOOD – Flat Tires
MISHKA – 3rd Eye Vision
SARAH JAFFE – Ever Born Again
THE DEXATEENS – Granddaddy’s Mouth
THE DODOS – Fables
THE FELICE BROTHERS – Run Chicken Run
THE KNUX – Bang! Bang!
THE WALKMEN – On the Water
THIEVERY CORPORATION – Mandala (feat. Anoushka Shankar)
TODD SNIDER – Don’t Tempt Me
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Re: 2009 Music

Postby Drew Corleone on Thu Sep 24, 2009 1:50 pm

Ha. They picked my least favorite Dr. Dog song from the lastest album.

I couldn't get into The Felice Brothers, but that's a good song. That song from The Knux is good. Too bad they play at 1:30 on Friday, so there's almost no chance I'll get to see them.

I got the new Avett Brothers last night. It's outstanding. Matt, I'll burn you a copy. I think you'll dig it. Also got The Monsters of Folk (sorry, Kevin, I like Connor Oberst). Just on my first listen... it may grow on me, but IO'm more tempted to listen to the Avett Brothers again.
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Re: 2009 Music

Postby 12ozLongneck on Thu Sep 24, 2009 3:45 pm

Medeski, Martin & Wood are phenomenal live. Do yourself a favor and check them out.
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Re: 2009 Music

Postby 12ozLongneck on Sat Sep 26, 2009 11:22 pm

Just started listening to the new Avett Brothers. I have a ton of respect for their talent, but anything I've listened to prior to this left me cold. Not this. If the rest of the album is as good as the first two songs, we might be looking at the album of the year.
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Re: 2009 Music

Postby 12ozLongneck on Tue Oct 06, 2009 6:10 pm

Built To Spill's new album "There Is No Enemy" came out today. Me likey.

Listen here: http://www.myspace.com/builttospill . Skip the first track and start with "Hindsight."

They're playing at The Granada in a few weeks with Dinosaur Jr. My music wiener is going crazy in anticipation.
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Re: 2009 Music

Postby Drew Corleone on Mon Dec 14, 2009 2:40 pm

Here's my Shaggy Top 10 ballot:

1. Fanfarlo, Reservoir
2. Decemberists, The Hazards of Love
3. Avett Brothers, I and Love and You
4. Camera Obscura, My Maudlin Career
5. Phoenix, Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix
6. Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit, s/t
7. Metric, Fantasies
8. N.A.S.A., The Spirit of Apollo
9. Passion Pit, The Reeling
10. Jay-Z, Blueprint 3

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The King Bucks, s/t
Muse, The Resistance
Pearl Jam, Backspace
Wale, Attention Deificit

It's tough to rank stuff like that. I had a hard time deciding whether Jay-Z, for instance, should be ahead of NASA. I thought the former had more songs overall that I liked, but Blueprint 3 was definitely stronger at the top.

I also tried to take into account the "stickyness" factor. In October I probably would have had to flip a coin between the Decemberists and the Avett Brothers, but then I really fell in love with the Fanfarlo album. And six months ago, I would have bet money that the Silversun Pickups would have been a Top 5 album for me, but ultimately it didn't even make Honorable Mention.

Between SXSW and ACL, and my personal goal of seeking out as much new stuff as I could find, I was introduced to a lot of new bands and great music in 2009.
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Re: 2009 Music

Postby 12ozLongneck on Mon Dec 14, 2009 5:52 pm

I really want to get behind Fanfarlo, but I just can't. "Comets" is a damn good song, but everything else on their album leaves me cold. I thought about going to see them to see if I dug their stuff more after seeing them live, but it was cold and I am very lazy.
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Re: 2009 Music

Postby Drew Corleone on Mon Dec 14, 2009 10:35 pm

Ghosts first caught my attention, because of it's similarities to The Decemberists' Sporting Life. I also really like Finish Line, Fire Escape, and Harold T. Wilkins.
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Re: 2009 Music

Postby Mr. Peabody on Thu Dec 17, 2009 6:48 pm

most recent.....

fireflies by Owl City

empirestate by alicia keys and jay z
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Re: 2009 Music

Postby 12ozLongneck on Thu Dec 17, 2009 7:05 pm

Wow.
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