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I've finally got hold of a miniSD card for my phone (and holy crap, 8gb on something smaller than my pinkie fingernail?) and am putting music onto it. Suddenly my music collection seems dull and repetitive. What should I be listening to? Any suggestions welcome, from new bands to stirring classical stuff to, uh, anything really.

And just to get random ideas, tell me what the last CD/ mp3/ band you listened to was. Mine was the Rent soundtrack, AGAIN, I think.


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Jan. 3rd, 2008 03:02 pm (UTC)
Throwing Muses, courtesy of hellbob. And Woven, also courtesy of hellbob
Jan. 3rd, 2008 05:30 pm (UTC)
I already know that I don't much like the Throwing Muses - haven't heard Woven, though. Hmmm.
Jan. 3rd, 2008 03:02 pm (UTC)
Jeffrey Lewis.

The Chelsea Hotel Oral Sex Song is particularly recommended, although if you don't know the obvious Leonard Cohen song slightly then it won't be as funny.
Jan. 3rd, 2008 05:31 pm (UTC)
Ooooh. I don't know the Cohen song, I don't think, but funny music is always good. That reminds me, I must get more Tom Lehrer (and finish my Half Man Half Biscuit collection).
Jan. 3rd, 2008 07:14 pm (UTC)
I don't know the Cohen song, I don't think

Chelsea Hotel No 2. Brilliance. They should teach it in schools.

I must get more Tom Lehrer (and finish my Half Man Half Biscuit collection).

The former is easier, given that he's fairly committed to not producing a great deal more. Mind you, we're overdue some more Biscuit, I feel.
Jan. 3rd, 2008 07:16 pm (UTC)
And, as if by tragic . . . the mighty Biscuit are on Marc Riley's Radio 6 show tomorrow. And rumours of a new LP, too. Fantastic.
Jan. 3rd, 2008 09:16 pm (UTC)
Just the other day I was listening to "Bastard son of Dean Friedman.' Ah, the joy!
Jan. 3rd, 2008 05:32 pm (UTC)
Oh, excellent, I'll check them out later. Am at work now :S
Jan. 3rd, 2008 03:24 pm (UTC)
Mark Ronson's 'Version', which was £7 in Tesco so is now my New CD and thus getting played to death right now. :D
Jan. 3rd, 2008 05:32 pm (UTC)
Ohh, I think I like Mark Ronson, and I don't have any of his stuff.
Jan. 3rd, 2008 08:42 pm (UTC)
How big a list do you want?

Gillian Welch - Roots country, she was one of the musical directors on "O brother, where art thou?" and is fantastic. "Revelator" is probably her best album. And song.

The Tiger Lillies are disliked by many people I know, but I have to keep trying because they are truly glorious. Brechtian post-punk music hall? Falsetto weirdness? If this sounds good, try "From the brothel to the cemetery" especially 'Banging in the nails' and 'Alone with the moon.' Oh, and it's a little bit filthy and blasphemous.

Nicky loves the music of Eric Bachman, especially in the guise of the band Crooked fingers. The album "Dignity and Shame" is wonderfully melodic.

The Mountain Goats' album "Talahassee" may very well be one of our top picks, especially the songs 'No Children' and 'Old College Try.'

Ethereal, quirky and melodic, a bit like Bjork, but with a harp and lacking the beats, there is Joanna Newsom. "Milk-eyed mender" is the most accessible album.

Talking of harps there is also The Polyphonic Spree, especially the first album (The beginning stages of...) and their third (The fragile army). They are the most euphoric band I have ever, ever seen. There are about 25 of them, with a choir and half an orchestra, and they play insanely infectious overblown pop.

Lastly, my current favourite band is Gogol Bordello. Ukranian gypsy punk may not sound like your cup of tea but it is more tuneful and folky than one might expect it to be. From the album "Super Taranta" you should check out 'Wonderlust King' and 'Harem in Tuscany (Taranta)', and from the album "Gypsy Punks" have a listen to 'Undestructable' and 'I would never wanna be young again'

All of these can be found at emusic.com and if you do join, let me know so I can send you an invite and get me some freebies :-)

Oh, and before I forget, the Bastard Fairies have a great album (especially the track 'We're all going to hell', which you can view here) that you can download for free here if you plug them.
Jan. 30th, 2008 03:35 am (UTC)
Did you like any?
Jan. 3rd, 2008 10:41 pm (UTC)
Oddly enough, the last CD I listened to was the soundtrack for the Buffy Musical episode, Once More With Feeling.
Jan. 3rd, 2008 10:50 pm (UTC)
This may not match your music tastes at all, but:
Modest Mouse
Daft Punk

have been most of what I've been listening to lately.
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