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PostPosted: Thu Jun 12, 2008 12:38 pm    Post subject: Surrounded by Sound Reply with quote

The new 'listening to' thread.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 12, 2008 12:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm listening to this :

Kissin Time by Marianne Faithfull.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 13, 2008 5:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hells yes! Borders have a clearance sale at the moment, and I have just got these gems for 3.99 each:







Got The Long Blondes on a whim, as it was cheap, and I have heard good things. Eels was a no-brainer, Ys was marked down from 12.99, and Charlotte Gainsbourg was down from 15.99. Who's Next was a 'why not?', as I like Baba O'Riley and Won't get fooled again.

There was a load of other great gubbins, too. I saw Ben Folds and Tom Waits in there, and some other great choices. I decided to stop before I went overboard, though. I didn't look at the DVDs on offer.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 13, 2008 6:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Borders DVDs have been brilliant over the past few weeks. At one point they went down to three for a fiver for pretty much anything which they'd had in stock for over a year, so I managed to get Bound, 24 Hour Party People, Mitchell and Webb Look, Modern Toss, Catterick etc etc for next to nothing. Great to see CDs are cheap now too - will have a look over the weekend.

I'm feverishly waiting for Lose Big to come out next week, so I've been listening to:



I can't believe I'd forgotten Mike Kalinsky.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 13, 2008 6:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This morning there was a bit of this:



I'm not sure what to listen to now though...
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 13, 2008 6:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The hero's only chance wrote:
Blahblahblah! Borders Blah blahblah blah-blah clearance sale blah blah blah.


Shocked
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 13, 2008 7:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hev_p wrote:
The hero's only chance wrote:
Blahblahblah! Borders Blah blahblah blah-blah clearance sale blah blah blah.


Nice to see people pay attention to me sometimes.

[Translation For Hev: Blah blah blah blah-blah blah]
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 14, 2008 1:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I can't get "Edward The Confessor" out of my head. But the moments when I can I'm listening to:

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 14, 2008 5:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Benny J wrote:
I'm feverishly waiting for Lose Big to come out next week, so I've been listening to:



I can't believe I'd forgotten Mike Kalinsky.


Have got an email to say it's just been posted to me now. Although June seems to be such a crazy month of cd buying for me, that I'm not overly impatient to wait for it to arrive, but will still be great to hear it.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 15, 2008 10:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've resisted the temptation to get it on iTunes as well. Hopefully it won't be too long before it arrives from America.

My Sunday morning listening today is:


Easyworld - Kill the Last Romantic

In actual fact, I'm listening to the bonus disc of re-jigged versions of the album tracks, which I think are far better. Such a weird album, in turns charming and dull.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 15, 2008 12:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i want to be listening to the eels b-sides album, but won't until it decides to come down in price a bit...
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 15, 2008 12:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Benny J wrote:
I've resisted the temptation to get it on iTunes as well. Hopefully it won't be too long before it arrives from America.

My Sunday morning listening today is:


Easyworld - Kill the Last Romantic

In actual fact, I'm listening to the bonus disc of re-jigged versions of the album tracks, which I think are far better. Such a weird album, in turns charming and dull.


God, I thought I was the only person in the world with that CD. It's great!
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 15, 2008 2:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hmm, I wouldn't say it's great. There are some brilliant moments on it, but most of the album is kinda boring. If it wasn't for the bonus disc I probably would've sold it years ago.

CelebrityKiller is awesome though. Album highlight.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 18, 2008 5:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Currently:

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 18, 2008 5:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote



Much, much better than you'd think.

I only got it 'coz it was in a secondhand shop with a cool artwork book that came with it.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 18, 2008 6:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

daniellerix wrote:
Currently:


I love that album. Roots and Echoes is a really strong album too. I wasn't a big fan of Invisible invasion though. Might have to give it another listen.

Currently listening to this:

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 18, 2008 6:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bad Ambassador wrote:

I love [The Coral's self titled debut album]. Roots and Echoes is a really strong album too. I wasn't a big fan of Invisible invasion though. Might have to give it another listen.


I haven't listened to The Coral in absolute ages. I might occasionally flick back to Dreaming Of You or Pass It On, but I just don't enjoy them that much nowadays. That said, Invisible Invasion is crap, and Magic And Medicine is much better. Dunno about Roots & Echoes, though.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 18, 2008 7:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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underrated, contains some wishywashy bits, 'specially in the lyrics, and the zetajones but overall is well worth a listen but will always be overshadowed by wotw

that, and i can't be arsed to charge my ipod up for the car so am reliant on old tapes at the moment
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 18, 2008 7:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The hero's only chance wrote:
Bad Ambassador wrote:

I love [The Coral's self titled debut album]. Roots and Echoes is a really strong album too. I wasn't a big fan of Invisible invasion though. Might have to give it another listen.


I haven't listened to The Coral in absolute ages. I might occasionally flick back to Dreaming Of You or Pass It On, but I just don't enjoy them that much nowadays. That said, Invisible Invasion is crap, and Magic And Medicine is much better. Dunno about Roots & Echoes, though.


The Invisible Invasion is okay I think, not as good as The Coral, and Magic and Medicine, but I still quite like it. I've not listened to Roots & Echoes yet, I'll buy it and see where that goes. Nightfreak & the Sons Of Becker is a strange album, but I quite like it.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 18, 2008 7:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The hero's only chance wrote:
Bad Ambassador wrote:

I love [The Coral's self titled debut album]. Roots and Echoes is a really strong album too. I wasn't a big fan of Invisible invasion though. Might have to give it another listen.


I haven't listened to The Coral in absolute ages. I might occasionally flick back to Dreaming Of You or Pass It On, but I just don't enjoy them that much nowadays. That said, Invisible Invasion is crap, and Magic And Medicine is much better. Dunno about Roots & Echoes, though.


I could never get into Invisible Invasion, I really liked "Something inside of me" but other than that I think the album is pretty weak. I really love Roots and Echoes, it's very different from their other albums and there isn't a stinker on the whole album.

daniellerix I'd definitely recommend Roots and Echoes. "Rebecca You" is a really gorgeous song, it's one of my favourites.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 19, 2008 4:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bad Ambassador wrote:


daniellerix I'd definitely recommend Roots and Echoes. "Rebecca You" is a really gorgeous song, it's one of my favourites.


Hokey kokey, ta for that. I'll add it to the list of CDs that I need to buy. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 21, 2008 6:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote



i like this
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 21, 2008 7:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What happened to these threads? They used to be the lifeblood of this forum, people constantly sharing their musical tastes and discussing them. Now they're closer to barren wastelands, updated by few people, rarely.

Currently listening to:



Finally got round to buying it, after weeks of infatuation with 'I Can't Let Go' (apparently covered by The Hollies, though I've not heard it), and despite it not being on this album, I am enjoying it immensely. I also didn't know she has played with Belle & Sebastian of recent times, which is great.

For those not in the know, Evie Sands is possibly the most unlucky and under-rated female musician ever (If anyone wants to challenge this, please feel free, I'd love to know). She is also Dusty Springfield's favourite female singer.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 21, 2008 7:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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For those not in the know, Evie Sands is possibly the most unlucky and under-rated female musician ever (If anyone wants to challenge this, please feel free, I'd love to know). She is also Dusty Springfield's favourite female singer.


eva cassidy- only heard of once she'd died? that sounds pretty unlucky to me!
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 21, 2008 8:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

oooh, dusty is one of my favourite female singers - how intriguing...
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 21, 2008 8:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm also a fan of Dusty Springfield. But my friends laughed at me when they saw her on my MP3 player. So I thought it was a bad thing!
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 21, 2008 8:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mutual Adam wrote:
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For those not in the know, Evie Sands is possibly the most unlucky and under-rated female musician ever (If anyone wants to challenge this, please feel free, I'd love to know). She is also Dusty Springfield's favourite female singer.


eva cassidy- only heard of once she'd died? that sounds pretty unlucky to me!


Not exactly under-rated though, is she?
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 21, 2008 8:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I'm also a fan of Dusty Springfield. But my friends laughed at me when they saw her on my MP3 player. So I thought it was a bad thing!


no,no,no!

dusty is fecking brilliant and i'll twat anyone who says different
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 21, 2008 9:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

DUSTY RULZZZZZZZ. Or RULEDDDD as is were.

Tonight, in concert I'll be seeing Modest Mouse, The National and R.E.M.
How's that for being surrounded by sound.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 21, 2008 9:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, one out of three isn't bad going! Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 21, 2008 9:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Universal* wrote:
DUSTY RULZZZZZZZ. Or RULEDDDD as is were.

Tonight, in concert I'll be seeing Modest Mouse, The National and R.E.M.
How's that for being surrounded by sound.


More Evie, dammit! Dusty this, Dusty that. We all know about Dusty. EVIE SANDS FTW. Also, that is an impressive gig. Who're the headliners?
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 21, 2008 9:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This album's good ya know!


Three bands for the price of one. Nice outdoor venue. Can't complain.
It goes in this order I think:

Modest Mouse
The National
R.E.M (sort of a hometown gig for them really)

In the UK, I hear that one of my new favorite bands might be opening for them. 'The Modern Skirts'.
Hold on. I just checked. Modern Skirts are playing some UK gigs, but opening for R.E.M in Amsterdam.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 22, 2008 10:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

bring me backa Stipey please * gives big pleading eyes*
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 22, 2008 11:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have nothing to add to proceedings except my hatred for Eva Cassidy.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 22, 2008 11:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hev_p wrote:
I have nothing to add to proceedings except my hatred for Eva Cassidy.


indeed, there is no denying that she is a boring arse-wipe with a passable voice able to pluck a string on the guitar here and there over the backing of a fisher price keyboard demo.

still, she must be kicking herself for inconsiderately dying before anybody had heard of her...
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Ja. Ooh! Ooh! And also, she seems to have been mercifully untroubled by her own songwriting ability. Covers FTW, apparently.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 22, 2008 8:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jennifer wrote:
bring me backa Stipey please * gives big pleading eyes*

I know this isn't the gig thread but Stipey and company were in great form last night! They are an incredibly tight band - impressive.
Jen, I looked for online pictures of the concert, but haven't found any yet.
*goes to look at youtube too*

As expected, Stipey mentioned that this particular concert meant a lot to him as it was his hometown and many of his friends and family were there. I think it was also the end of the American tour ( ? )

I did not like Modest Mouse very much, but Johnny Marr played the encore with R.E. M. and that was great.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 23, 2008 3:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

tony_p wrote:
daniellerix wrote:
I'm also a fan of Dusty Springfield. But my friends laughed at me when they saw her on my MP3 player. So I thought it was a bad thing!


no,no,no!

dusty is fecking brilliant and i'll twat anyone who says different


Yes Yes
This is why those awful journos who say Duffy is the new Dusty really annoy me. She is nowhere near as talented - she hasn't got the depth of tone, the diction, the phrasing, etc etc *goes off on one and has a listen to Dusty in Memphis to prove herself right*
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Au revoir, joie... wrote:
Yes Yes
This is why those awful journos who say Duffy is the new Dusty really annoy me. She is nowhere near as talented - she hasn't got the depth of tone, the diction, the phrasing, etc etc *goes off on one and has a listen to Dusty in Memphis to prove herself right*


Yes Yes

Duffy's album is probably the most boring album i've listened to, like, ever. it exudes less energy than a dead sea cucumber.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 24, 2008 12:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mutual Adam wrote:
Duffy's album is probably the most boring album i've listened to, like, ever. it exudes less energy than a dead sea cucumber.

I laughed out loud at that.


*still laughing*

But seriously folks, I have never heard Duffy....well except for right this moment because I'm curious and myspace is my musical friend.

This album (which I also have not heard) seems to be getting polar responses.
Sure is a pretty picture. I'll give it that!

Has anyone here heard it?
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