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"What are you listening to right now?" thread
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Released on this day in 1971:

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Led Zeppelin - that fourth album they released on this day in 1971

  

I'm sorry, I couldn't help turning the double captions into a meme a-hard-days-night-john-6

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a-hard-days-night-ringo-8 That's okay, I like memes a-hard-days-night-george-9

Now listening to this interestingly jazzy, though rather obscure, record, released on this day in 1993:
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David Bowie - The Buddha of Suburbia

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This:

Beatlebug said one year ago today
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Simulation Theory - Muse (2018)  

I can't believe it's already a whole year old. They grow up so fast. a-hard-days-night-paul-10

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Was: Sleater-Kinney, 1995 debut. I can hear bits of the late '80s-early 90s American alt-rock touchstones (Nirvana, Pixies, Sonic Youth), and singer Corin Tucker has a shriek that reminds me oddly of early Cyndi Lauper, to my surprise and delight. Cool debut; I gave it a first-listen yesterday (I'm slow) and immediately followed up with a second. 

Is: Art Blakey & the Jazz Messengers, "Free For All". Dunno if the title (track) is meant to be an indicator, but by the time of this album the Messengers seem to be exploring beyond the hard-bop sound to approximate some of the freer sounds that were bubbling up in the jazz world at the time. (February 10, 1964, to be exact - Beatles ride train from NYC to Washington.) Some of the faster numbers reach the intensity levels of the Coltrane Quartet - close your eyes and you can imagine you're hearing Elvin and Trane, instead of Blakey and Wayne Shorter.) And Blakey whoops with delight (while punishing his drumss) throughout. 

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I enjoy Book of Mormon, the score for it isn't very memorable but Turn It Off is a gem. Nothing is better than suppressing your inner gay. 

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Was: Sleater-Kinney, 1995 debut. I can hear bits of the late '80s-early 90s American alt-rock touchstones (Nirvana, Pixies, Sonic Youth), and singer Corin Tucker has a shriek that reminds me oddly of early Cyndi Lauper, to my surprise and delight. Cool debut; I gave it a first-listen yesterday (I'm slow) and immediately followed up with a second. 

  

Sleater-Kinney! I'm seeing them in the new year, and I'm very excited. I also recently read Carrie's book Hunger Makes Me A Modern Girl, which was really good. Given that you chose the debut, do I take it you're planning to go in chronological order?

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Forget to mention what I'm actually listening to, which is kind of the point of the thread so here goes, it's the new album from Phil Elverum (of The Microphones/Mount Eerie notoriety), and Julie Doiron (of 90s indie rock band Eric's Trip) in their second collaborative album. The first one, Lost Wisdom, was released in 2008. 

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Heard about this song on today's episode of Robert Plant's podcast and I like it. paul-mccartney-thumb_gif

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Was: Sleater-Kinney, 1995 debut. I can hear bits of the late '80s-early 90s American alt-rock touchstones (Nirvana, Pixies, Sonic Youth), and singer Corin Tucker has a shriek that reminds me oddly of early Cyndi Lauper, to my surprise and delight. Cool debut; I gave it a first-listen yesterday (I'm slow) and immediately followed up with a second. 

  

Sleater-Kinney! I'm seeing them in the new year, and I'm very excited. I also recently read Carrie's book Hunger Makes Me A Modern Girl, which was really good. Given that you chose the debut, do I take it you're planning to go in chronological order?

  

Yeah, since I enjoyed the debut, I may as well continue! in a mixture of chronological and highest-rated. (And depending how much is available for free on Youtube.) 

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Ooh I like this thread (I'm quite new here, so I'm still finding things). At the moment I'm listening to the album "Setting Sons" by The Jam. My dad and I joke that we listened to the same music in college, and this is definitely an example of that. "Thick As Thieves" is probably my favorite song from the album.

 

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vonbontee said

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Was: Sleater-Kinney, 1995 debut. I can hear bits of the late '80s-early 90s American alt-rock touchstones (Nirvana, Pixies, Sonic Youth), and singer Corin Tucker has a shriek that reminds me oddly of early Cyndi Lauper, to my surprise and delight. Cool debut; I gave it a first-listen yesterday (I'm slow) and immediately followed up with a second. 

Sleater-Kinney! I'm seeing them in the new year, and I'm very excited. I also recently read Carrie's book Hunger Makes Me A Modern Girl, which was really good. Given that you chose the debut, do I take it you're planning to go in chronological order?

Yeah, since I enjoyed the debut, I may as well continue! in a mixture of chronological and highest-rated. (And depending how much is available for free on Youtube.) 

I think you'll like Dig Me Out, their third album. It's their equivalent of Nevermind, probably. Plus, the cover imitates Kontroversy by The Kinks which is a pretty cool detail. 

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Haha yeah, I noticed that! Some great albums on that wall... 

Last night I listened to "Call The Doctor" twice plus the first half of "Dig Me Out" before taking a break to watch my weekly show ("Bob's Burgers") and I'm really digging their basic sound, especially in the vocal attack - I hear the Raincoats, B-52s, Throwing Muses. They're good at writing those angular-hook guitar parts, too. Sometimes I wish for a bit more intelligibility in the lyrics, and a bit more variety, but mostly I'm wishing I'd checked these women out TWENTY YEARS AGO, when their names were in all the rockmags 

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Ooh I like this thread (I'm quite new here, so I'm still finding things).

  

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S-K wise, I've given up on chronology and am now just randomly choosing albums. So far, I think "The Woods" is the standout. (An 11-minute psychedelic noise-jam from a band that made a 10-song, 22-minute debut!)

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Von Bontee said

S-K wise, I've given up on chronology and am now just randomly choosing albums. So far, I think "The Woods" is the standout. (An 11-minute psychedelic noise-jam from a band that made a 10-song, 22-minute debut!)

The Woods is fantastic, probably my favourite after DMO. 'Modern Girl' is such a stunning song. 

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Currently going through some Christmas albums, given that Christmas is my favorite day of the year (followed by Chinese New Year). Lately I've been listening to a huge set of hymns by the Oxford Trinity Choir published during 2017. Whilst some hymns are great adaptations, some are a bit of a snoozer. Just thought I should share it with the forum here:

Highlights for me include "Hark! The Heralds Angels Sing", "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen", "We Three Kings", "Coventry Carol", "The Lord's My Shepard" and "I Vow to Thee My Country"

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^I refuse to acknowledge the existence of Christmas until after (American) Thanksgiving. Partly because I believe in seasonal timeliness and it's still fall where I live for a while yet, which is a season I greatly enjoy and want to cherish every bit of; partly because I feel like it's unpatriotic to disrespect Thanksgiving; and partly because Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday.

Today is a beautifully cold, wet, windy, rainy day and so I'm listening to Phillip Glass's Symphony No. 1: Low and this on repeat:

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Currently going through some Christmas albums, given that Christmas is my favorite day of the year (followed by Chinese New Year). Lately I've been listening to a huge set of hymns by the Oxford Trinity Choir published during 2017. Whilst some hymns are great adaptations, some are a bit of a snoozer. Just thought I should share it with the forum here:

Highlights for me include "Hark! The Heralds Angels Sing", "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen", "We Three Kings", "Coventry Carol", "The Lord's My Shepard" and "I Vow to Thee My Country"

  

Oooo that sounds really good! My family's got some Oxford Trinity Choir recordings from ages ago but I need to listen to this to see if it's better. I shall do that this afternoon! 

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Last night I listened to "Call The Doctor" twice plus the first half of "Dig Me Out" before taking a break to watch my weekly show ("Bob's Burgers") 

  

...and now don't I discover, to my amazement, that an animated version of the band actually performs for Bob's kids themselves, in the video for "A New Wave"!

If Sleater-Kinney were trying to purposefully gain my personal designation as "best band of the 21st century so far", they certainly know how to do it. 

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