Happy New Year Everyone! Let's Make it the best Ever!
Lot's of catching up to do. I have listened to a ton of different music over the past 4 months.
I have listed them in order of personal enjoyment.
Please email me some of your new favorites so that I can post them for others!
I am in need of some kick-ass rock stuff!
|3.5||Blues Rock||The Black Keys||El Camino||Lonely Boy, Dead and Gone, Gold On The Ceiling, Money Maker, Nova Baby||Buckly Recommendation:A pretty solid album, punchy and deep with lots of Fuzz. Yet another White Stripes copier with a softer touch. I like some of the Neil Young type garage guitar too. Some Ian Astbury (the Cult) pitch on Money Maker. Kids really love Lonely Boy and Gold on the Ceiling.|
|3.5||Pop Alternative Rock||The Drums||Portamento||Book of Revelation, Days, What You were, What You Were. How it Ended||Third Album: Favorite album - Really good production quality here. Great melodies. Love the "Days" song. Some "Sparks" influence.|
|3.5||Rock||Cold Play||Mylo Xyloto||Hurts Like Heaven, Paradise, Charlie Brown, Every TearDrop is a Waterfall||Album starts out strong. Brings back memories of the old U2 and Simple Minds. I really like "Charlie Brown" - gives me the chills when real loud driving down the highway.|
|3.5||Indie Rock||Vampire Weekend||Contra||Holiday, Taxi Cab, Diplomat's Son||Neighbor Ed Recommendation:|
Paul Simonish voice. Simple, pleasant, refreshing, happy, quirky, light, fun and unique! Songs sound better and better. Afro beats reminesent of early David Bryne/Talking Heads without the guitar.
|3.5||Indie Rock||Vampire Weekend||Vampire Weekend||Oxford Comma, A-Punk, Cape Cod Kwassa Kwassa, M79, One (Blakes'Got a New Face), I Stand Corrected, The Kids Don't Stand a Chance||First Album: Probably the best one.|
|3.5||Electronic||John Foxx||Metamatic Delux Edition||Nice to have this in digital form once and for all. Not quite Gary Numan but he tried.|
|3||Jazz||Wes Montgomery||Bumpin' On Sunset||I grew up with this constantly on my Dad's turn table just had to get it to remember how good jazz guitar used to be.|
|3||Latin Jazz||Willie Bobo||Spanish Grease||Another one from my childhood. Fantastic songs if you are in the mood for spicing things up latino style!|
|3||RnB||Junior Walker and The AllStars||The Ultimate Collection||Shotgun||Childhood classic - cool sax.|
|3||Pop||Maroon 5||Hands All Over||Moves Like Jagger, Misery, Don't Know Nothing||Kids favorite so I had to download it. It is a rather smooth album|
|3||New Wave||Empire of the Sun||Walking On A Dream||Walking on a Dream, We are the People, Swordfish HotKiss Night, Without You||Some Gary Numan twang in voice and Fadgadget Influence. Nice melodies.|
Must see video of them:
|3||Rock||Florence and the Machine||Ceremonials||Kind of reminds me of the old Annie Lennox days. Very full sound with many anthems. You have to be in a certain mood - very heavy.|
|3||Surf Revival||Laika and the Cosmonauts||Amazing Colossal Band||Aztec 2 Step, Floating, Get Carter||Thanks Greg for the recommendation! Desert trekking music.|
|3||Surf Rock||Los Straitjackets||Viva Los Straitjackets||The Casbah, Pacifica, Swamp Fire||Pound the Pacifica's and Dance! Another great one from Greg.|
|3||Reggae||Trevor Hall||Trevor Hall||Internal Heights, Lime Tree||Nice music Greg!|
|3||Reggae||Mishka||Above The Bones||Coastline Journey||Needed some more backyard reqgae - thanks again Greg.|
|3||Japanese Rock||yurayura teikoku||Dudes. Check this out. I’m pretty confident you will dig it. Check out how the drummer holds his sticks……..|
|3||Rock||Rolling Stones||Beggars Banquet||Neigbor Ed recommends to go back to the far past and re-kindle this classic - he can't take the needle off the album.|
|2.5||Pop Alternative Rock||The Drums||The Drums||Best Friend, Book of Stories, I''ll Never Drop My Sword||Second Album:|
There are really getting better on this one. More catchy toons.
|2.5||Alternative Indie Rock||Atlas Sound||Parallax||My Angel is Broken, LightsWorks||Hypnotic and dreamy music like Eno.|
|2.5||Soundtrack||Twighlight Saga Eclipse Soundtrack||Various Artists||Good mix of new stuff|
|2.5||Pop Rock||Young the Giant||Young the Giant||Cough Syrup, Your Side, Garands||Some U2/Cold Play rhythm vibes, Gomez type voice.|
|2.5||Electronic||The Naked and Famous||Passive Me Aggressive You||Punching in a Dream||Some fun easy electronica|
|2||Alternative Indie Rock||The Black Belles||The Black Belles||The Wrong Door, Howl At The Moon, Pushing Up Dasies||Buckly Recommendation: Voice is kind of like Gwen Stafani with a few Lene Lovich pitches. Some White Stripe background riffs. Spooky Halloweenish like Dead Weather.|
|2||Electronic Pop||Mathew Herbert||One One||Leipzig||If you feel if you want to go on a electronic trip hop. Might be a little too trippy for me.|
|2||Pop Alternative Rock||The Drums||Summertime||Let's Go Surfing, Saddest Summer||First Album (not the best one). I love these guys because they bring me back to my high school days when I tried to start a band. They sound like something I could have played in the 80s. Very simple but they have some very catchy toons. Some Smiths, New Order, Marc Almond, PinBack influence.|
|2||Pop||The Bangles||Sweetheart of the Sun||Anna Lee||Had to get it because of how they sounded on KLOS/Mark-Brian show. Susanna Hoffs still has the voice. A bit of an edgy album.|
|2||Electronica||The Phoenix||Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix||1901||Kind of whiny with some Florence background tubelar bell melodies.|
|2||Blues Rock/Spoken Word||Tom Waits||Bad As Me||Good if you are over the top drunk. Hard to listen to sober.|
|2||Indie Rock||Band of Skulls||Baby Darling Doll Face Honey||Death By Diamonds and Pearls||That’s one kick ass song.|
|2||Pop Electronic||The Human League||Credo||I thought this may have been a comback. All the same players but the comeback failed. Lacking the umph bigtime. Can barely listen to the entire album. Daughter did put one song on her Ipod.|
If you want to see what they look like today and hear a sample of new stuff:
|1.5||Indie Electronic||Phantogram||Eyelid Movies||Mouthful of Diamonds||Techy twang - slow and mellow like Slow Children. A bit too dreamy for me.|
|1||Reggae||I-Wayne||Life Teachings||I read a good review - review lied.|