What Are You Listening To?



  • Listened to They Might Be Giants' self titled debut album. It used to be tradition of mine to start with the first albums of older artists (and go wherever from there), and I glad i did it again with this one. It's a fun listen, very playful, and successfully humorous. Instrumentally solid too, although it can sound a bit too samey and skeletal sometimes.

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    Did the same thing with Death Cab for Cutie and Talking Heads. Something About Airplanes (Death Cab's album) is decent, a lot of songs here i don't care about but the rest of em' are pretty great so it's quite half-and-half for me. Talking Head's 77 is endearing and eccentric. I really enjoy the singer's style.

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    Don't really know where to go from here with these bands, so I might just go straight to their most popular albums.



  • @bam541 Transatlanticism is the essential Death Cab album. I'm a big fan of The Photo Album and We Have The Facts And We're Voting Yes as well. While Something About Airplanes is their first release as a full band, the true first release is You Can Play These Songs With Chords, which is just Ben Gibbard by himself as Death Cab For Cutie. It has a few of the same tracks as Something About Airplanes but (in my opinion) better cuts of those tracks. I'd avoid anything from Codes & Keys and later though - they just sound bland at that point.



  • Devil May Cry 5 OST | Divinity Statue

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    Helps with the meditation.



  • Arctic Monkeys' Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino is pretty good. I can't say I'm a big fan of them(at least not post-Humbug), so this album surprised me. Really loving the vibes of the instrumentals, the retro classy feel. The first two thirds has lots of great moments. It took a while for Alex's vocals to click for me though.

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    Currently listening to this soundtrack, this VN is quite a ride.



  • Thanks to a very lovely football/soccer chant, I'm hooked to The Stone Roses' self titled debut album now. Has lots of moments that surprised me, really good stuff overall.

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    Also, I'm a bit late to the party but The Black Keys are finally back! This is a pretty good single, continuing the sound and production style of Brothers and El Camino.

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    There's also this new Foals album, not familiar with them at all but I'm immediately downloaded the album after I watched this music video of one of the singles. Loving the sound of it. It's quite expressive, a bit dark, and feels slick. The bridge part near the end is so badass. Excited to listen to the whole album soon.

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  • My top three bands are Radiohead, Cursive, and Foals, so I was super stoked to hear Foals not only had an album coming out this year, but actually a double part album with the second being released sometime in the fall. Then I started listening to it - this is some of their best work, right up there with Total Life Forever.

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    It has some dark edges, some of their most "danceable" work, and absolutely infectious sounds. Each track I'd listen to, I'd be immediately impressed with what I was hearing and then each track would turn in a beautiful direction. This is the longest amount of time separating their releases and it really shows - the band sounds so refreshed, energetic, and full of new ideas.

    Listen to this album, it's brilliant.



  • Something from the new Haiduk album 'Exomancer' [black metal]

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    The National have a new album coming out in May and here's a single from it. As usual, very much looking forward to the album.

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  • Tame Impala is back!
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  • Not that I'm obsessed with Blue (Da Ba Dee) but VICE literally JUST released this mini-doc about the history of the record. It's pretty compelling and is a nice nostalgia trip into my younger years.

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    If anybody wants to recommend me some dance/europop I'd be happy. I kinda miss that sound.



  • I was introduced to Mac Demarco's 2 and I loved it. It didn't run for too long, there's lots of really catchy and groovy parts, and it only falls short on the last track. The lo-fi production is spot on, it doesn't sound too messy and it highlights the "retro" feel of the guitars. I'll check out his other stuff soon. The song below is definitely the stand out for me in this album, the main guitar motif is beautiful.

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  • Out Of Body (feat. Kilo Kish, Zebra Katz & Imani Vonshà)

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  • David Maxim Micic - SOMEONE ELSE'S HAT (BILO)
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    \m/ METAL!


    also have been listening to this album of Micic literally on repeat during the whole of my The Witness playthrough...
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  • Citypop rules, and now I know that the subgenre existed very close to home too.

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  • Thanks to Jojo's Bizarre Adventure, I've been listening to a lot of Yes lately and I didn't realize just how much music they've made in the past few decades. Super impressive but I still can't stop loving this one the most.

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  • A mixtape of the announced lineup of this year's Doe Bay Fest
    Community showcase peeps may remember my foggy camping pics from Doe Bay 2018. Will be back this year for the usual eclectic mix of R&B, Soul, Folk, Country, Hip-Hop, Pop (synth and otherwise), Electronic, Children's. Funk, Indie, Punk, and Rock.
    Plus Camping in one of the most beautiful places on the West Coast, Orcas Island WA.



  • Between the passing of Keith Flint from The Prodigy and I've been playing a lot of Wipeout Omega Collection, Forza Horizon 4 AND watching Formula 1 (which reminds me of the soundtrack to my old F1 games), its bringing me back to the late 90s-early 2000s when Drum n Bass was everywhere. I've done a deep dive into DnB on Apple Music. I never really knew a lot of artists who make DnB, but I've always liked the sound and the aesthetic.

    Hospital Records is one of two of the only major DnB record labels and they have an entire radio station on FH4. I downloaded their playlist on Apple Music but you can listen on YouTube as well.

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