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id like to make this a new music recommendation thread, somewhere people can post any new bands or albums they have heard lately that have impressed. not favourite old albums ( so no favourite 1 million albums list by bluebeard). ive a couple that have really impressed me lately. fight like apes`s album is superb, though a bit sweary so dont let the kids listen. also eagles of death metals new album heart on, and its a belter too. the album name gives a clue to the way this band are, rock riffs with fun lyrics basically. both are well worth a listen.

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New Moz album out this week, its a cracker.

I just got a new cd by US act called The Whispertown 2000. Very Americana , very alt country. Very good!

Also a band i picked up in during my time in Ireland - We Should Be Dead. Think The Ramones mixed with The Ronnettes!

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OK, so I lied ;)

Candi Staton's new album "Who's Hurting Now?" is excellent, I never realised what a good soul singer she was.

Emiliana Torrini's "Me And Armini" is another excellent album, though not exactly new - came out last year.

Haven't heard Morrissey's new album yet, I'll be listening out for that one! Saw him on Jonathan Ross last week, he was as good as ever.

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I've lately been mainly listening to stuff like Grandaddy, Neutral Milk Hotel, The National, Beirut, Arcade Fire...well basically I've listened to a lot of melodic and melancholic pop. These things seem to come in phases, so I'm sure I will go for some more rocking tunes as we get closer to spring and summer. Well anyway...that was to give you an idea what sort of music I've been listening to so you can figure out whether my recommendation is something you might want to check out. My latest cd purchase is Andrew Bird & the Mysterious Production of Eggs. It's a few years old, but I bought it just last week. I had heard some of his stuff here and there, but only recently I realised that there were quite a few of his songs out there that I liked so I decided to get one of his albums.

's a video of the a live performance of
, which is included on the album. The version is different from the album version, but I think it's pretty interesting to see how he performs live because I've never seen anyone use a sampler to loop the violin like that during a live performance.
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I've been listening to Merriweather Post Pavilion by The Animal Collective. For me I unearthed a gem.

I'll have to listen to that one, Merriweather Post Pavilion is a venue where my high school graduation was in Maryland, strange!

Edit - Just did a wikipedia, the band is from Baltimore so it's not so suprising anymore.

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OK MB, sorry it's taken a while, I been busy. We've been discussing this very thing on another forum , and this is sort of my view. Isn't there a touch of the Emperor's New Clothes here? Maybe we are all getting a tad carried away by the hype?

Steve seems to be a genuinely nice bloke, with his own take on what are really quite ordinary Blues riffs.

I think that what he does, he does very well, but what he does is very simplistic, and he has been taken up because he did Jools, which meant that he got the festivals which means ya-da-ya-da-ya-da.

If pubs still put on bands, on any Saturday night there would be hundreds of better blues guitarists playing better music for £35 and all their beer.

Right place at the right time syndrome springs to mind

I forgot all about the "honesty" and the "authenticity" of the man's blues experiences

How long before it becomes public knowledge that he is, in fact, a retired geography teacher from Walsall?

kev

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OK MB, sorry it's taken a while, I been busy. We've been discussing this very thing on another forum , and this is sort of my view. Isn't there a touch of the Emperor's New Clothes here? Maybe we are all getting a tad carried away by the hype?

Steve seems to be a genuinely nice bloke, with his own take on what are really quite ordinary Blues riffs.

I think that what he does, he does very well, but what he does is very simplistic, and he has been taken up because he did Jools, which meant that he got the festivals which means ya-da-ya-da-ya-da.

If pubs still put on bands, on any Saturday night there would be hundreds of better blues guitarists playing better music for £35 and all their beer.

Right place at the right time syndrome springs to mind

I forgot all about the "honesty" and the "authenticity" of the man's blues experiences

How long before it becomes public knowledge that he is, in fact, a retired geography teacher from Walsall?

kev

if there are better blues guitarists out there, more power to thier elbows, thing is I cant acsess them all, wish I could I would love to visit as many clubs and pubs to sample the beer and music, but I cant.

I can however listen to Seasick Steve when and where I want.....so he'll do for me.

it's good toe tapping music and I enjoy it.

By the way, if you think this is a poor choice you wouldn't belive who I'm going to see Wed. night missing our game to do so.

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if there are better blues guitarists out there, more power to thier elbows, thing is I cant acsess them all, wish I could I would love to visit as many clubs and pubs to sample the beer and music, but I cant.

I can however listen to Seasick Steve when and where I want.....so he'll do for me.

it's good toe tapping music and I enjoy it.

By the way, if you think this is a poor choice you wouldn't belive who I'm going to see Wed. night missing our game to do so.

OMG - You've bought Duffy tickets!

Seriously, mate,Steve is OK, but there is a huge amount of hype about the bloke, and it slightly grates that this gets him telly and festivals when there ARE better players and singers and writers busking in a town centre near you every week.

However, getting the blues out there for new generations can only be good, so I will withdraw my disdain and go with you ;) :o :)

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The Presets

Plants and Animals - Parc Avenue

Wolf Parade - At Mount Zoomer

TV on The Radio - Dear Science

MGMT

Ghostland Observatory - Robotique Majestique

Friendly Fires

Neutral Milk Hotel - In an Aeroplane Over the Sea (older, but just got it so does that count?)

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I have some recent releases to recommend, seems my taste could be considered rather specialist but never mind, all sounds good to me so I see no reason why everyone else shouldn't like it! I am not really an album purchaser, more into 12" singles / EP's, never really heard an album where I like all the tracks and would rather buy the extended 12" mixes of the tracks I do like. Anyway these have all come out on vinyl only this year:

Undiscovered - Deetour EP - amazing collection of undiscovered balearic / basement-disco / boogie-soul by UK / Japanese collaboration that includes Deetour (Karen Young), Masimbabele (Unknown Cases), What's That You're Doing (Macca and Stevie) and Spotlite (Little Dabs)

Rushing to Paradise by House of House - great track on cult label Whatever We Want

The Popular People's Front - Love EP - 4 track EP on Popular People's Front Records with standout track called 'Keep Doin Your Dance'

Moody - Det Riot '67 EP - 5 track EP produced by Moodymann (Kenny Dixon Junior) on his KDJ label from Detroit

Detroit Beatdown Edits - white label edits by Mark Clark of Family Affair (Sly and Family Stone), Live It Up (Isley Brothers), Disco Jazz (Dazz) and Burn (BT Express)

I Gotta by Phillipo Ransullo and Mastarantonio Ace - edit of an unknown afrobeat track on Community Service Records

Give It Up by Diesel and Jarvis - more afro vibes on Moton Records Inc

Magic Journey by Rogue Cat (Todd Terje mix) - deep music for late night disco action on Tiny Sticks

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I have recently started listening to Lisa Hannigan's album 'Sea Sew' which came out last year. I am quite taken by it.

She is a bit like an Irish version of Kristin Hersh but far more quirky. If the idea of that appeals to you as much as a night as the meat in a Weather Girls sandwich then I suggest you don't listen to these clips!

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got a new album other day which is superb. silversun pickups, absolutely belting album. very similar to the old smashing pumpkins albums so thats a definite recomendation.

yep, the silversun pickups new album is great , a must for anyone who likes american alternative music. its like a mix between my bloody valentine and early pumpkins (ie - when they were good!)

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