What Are You Listening To?



  • Kicking it old school.

    The Jam - In the City

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  • Guess I've been on the same wavelength as Ben lately, since we've both been enjoying Daft Punk's Discovery quite a bit.

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    Despite it being saturated with disco and funk samples, there's something "human" about this album in comparison with nearly all other electronica out there. It could easily be performed by a live band and you wouldn't lose much, which is a testament to all the thought that went into this record. I'm listening to it via the CD player in my car (which is rare because I own very few CDs these days) and it has begun to skip in areas because I've been spinning the same disc since middle school. I don't use the word perfect very often but Discovery was perfect upon release and remains so to this day. I'm going to be listening to this on my death bed, guaranteed.



  • Listened to The Jimi Hendrix Experience's Are You Experienced. This is probably the first time i completely fell in love to an old album (i tried Beatles, Led Zeppelin and Velvet Underground, can't say i liked them much). Wonderful guitar work by Jimi, still sound awesome today. Here's my favorite tracks.

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  • Feeder - Turn

    From the album Echo Park (2001). Amazing song.



  • Just revisited one of my favorites of all time, Muse's Origins of Symmetry, and i still love it as i did years ago. It's probably my favorite Muse album (Absolution is very close), it's very consistent quality wise and it has some of the most hard hitting moments in their entire discography. It also felt the most "raw" (despite many parts that sounds quite clean), something the later albums traded in exchange for more over-the-top dramatic vibes.

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  • Stumbled upon this earlier, cool vibes.
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  • @bam541 Also my favorite Muse album by a country mile. I miss Muse sounding like.... Muse. Their last few albums, woof, rough.



  • @sabotagethetruth Agreed, the last one i liked was The Resistance. Also, the new singles they released recently are kinda meh. I don't have much faith in Muse anymore, but i'm hoping the new album is better.



  • New music, ahoy!

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    Death Cab is a band that used to mean the world to me but each new release generally made me less and less excited about them overall. While I don't think this album reaches some of the brilliant heights of their past work, it's much better than their previous two efforts - the back half of the album in particular is a lot more sonically pleasing and takes more risks. A step back in the right direction, if nothing else.

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    Trevor Powers was known as Youth Lagoon before dropping the moniker in 2016. As Youth Lagoon, he quickly became one of my favorite songwriters in the business, blending some really dynamic sounds with introspective lyrics. I haven't been able to fully wrap my mind around this newest release of his, all I can say is that I enjoy it immensely. It's a bit of a challenging listen, which I appreciate. It has potential to be my favorite release of the year (so far) but I need to give it a few more listens to really solidify that opinion.

    There's also a new Animal Collective release but I was decidedly too sober to enjoy it properly, I'll rectify that soon enough.



  • @sabotagethetruth The Death Cab track is pretty nice, might be time for me to start listening to their albums.
    XTQ Idol's not really clicking with me, i guess it's just me not being in the mood for that kind of music.



  • Kokia & Suede.



  • Watched the archive of Easy Livin Porky Pig gameplay, and heard the allies talking about a bad remix soundtrack in RE Director's Cut. I looked it up, and i think i found it... it's pretty hilarious.

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  • Pink Floyd - Wish you were here.
    Oasis - Morning Glory. I just grabbed the Vinyl from HMV.



  • @sheria Wish you were here/Animals is my favorite Pink Floyd



  • Finally got around to Gorillaz's The Now Now. It's a good, laid-back easy listen. Can be a bit too easygoing at times though.

    Now i'm listening to Franz Ferdinand's Always Ascending. They released this album back in February, and i only found this out yesterday. IMO it stands out a bit style-wise from the rest of their discography, and i'm digging it.

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    My most anticipated album of the year is finally out and.... I love it! For me, Interpol has always released albums that grow on me rather than obtain my immediate praise. I remember the first album I bought from them in high school (Antics), I ended up thinking it really wasn't very good, but I kept coming back to listen to it for whatever reason. I eventually fell in love and repeated that process for pretty much all of their albums. Strangely, I gravitated towards this very quickly, so I imagine this is going to become my go-to album over the next few weeks.

    @bam541 the new Franz Ferdinand also flew under my radar! Going to have to check that out myself sometime soon.



  • @sabotagethetruth Didn't realize it's already out, gonna check the album out soon.



  • The Wolfenstein II OST was M.I.A. at the game's launch, and i just found out that it was released 2 months ago (shame on me). This makes me want to play the game again, and i would... if my brother didn't take my copy away.

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    I'm particularly fond of "The New Colossus", "Right Trigger Warning" and "Der Zerstorer". I think the first U-Boat level track is missing, which is a shame.



  • Kids See Ghosts by Kanye West / Kid Cudi is the rare hip-hop album that i not only listen all the way through, but also listen repeatedly. The track "Reborn" has been stuck in my head all day long. Gonna listen to this more.

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    So Kyle jokingly started singing this song on the last podcast and it made me remember how much I liked it back in the day. Come to find out this song is extremely dark with its subject matter and I'll just poach the story straight from the comment section -

    "Lela and Raymond Howard were a couple in their 80s living in Salado, TX. (Sala-do). In June 1997, they packed a bag for the short 15 mile trip to Temple, TX for the annual Pioneer Day Festival. Their children, one of whom lived next door, knew nothing of their trip. The husband and wife were both prone to confusion in their old age, and this was made worse by Lela’s alzheimers and Raymond’s recent brain surgery.

    Reports say that they made it to Temple and were spotted at a local Walmart buying coffee. After that, they disappeared. They never returned home later that day, and by the next day, they were put on the missing persons list. Police and helicopters searched for the couple, looking all across the southeast and helicopters flew over Arkansas, while others searched woods, ravines, and twisted back roads.

    Their family had no way of knowing it, but by Saturday night, Lela and Raymond Howard were already 500 miles away in rural Arkansas. They had been pulled over for driving without their headlights once, and then 45 minutes later were stopped for driving with their high beams on. But neither of the deputies who pulled them over knew that they were missing persons, and wouldn’t know until Monday. By that time, the Howards were long gone.

    A reporter searched the Howards home looking for clues. What she found was eerie, and a sign that the couple had been suffering from more confusion and dementia than their children had realized. The T.V. was unplugged and clothes were strewn on the bed, as well as other signs that they had been planning for a long trip but abruptly left. They had also left their toiletries and hearing aids behind. It was July but their calendar was still turned to February.

    On July 12th, the search for the couple came to an end. Hikers stumbled across the crumpled remains of their car at the bottom of a 25-foot cliff, just off of a stretch of highway near Hot Springs under thick vegetation. Bodies at the site were Lela and Raymond’s, who had died from their injuries in the crash.

    A year later, the band Fastball found fame with their hit, “The Way” which was inspired by the couple and their album went platinum. The band’s leader, Tony Scalzo, still attributes that song and the story of the old couple to the band’s success."