What Are You Listening To?



  • 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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  • The Comet is Coming's Trust in the Lifeforce of the Deep Mystery is amazing. Not your regular jazz fusion album. It's like they took the concept of the mysteriousness of our unimaginably vast universe and personify it into auditory pleasure. That doesn't make any sense, I know.

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  • Just noticed this Thread. Started listening to Nnamdi Ogbonnaya 2 weeks ago. The album is hit or miss but the ones that are good are really good! And I'm not that much into rap normally.
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  • @dragonhunter Interesting. Definitely sounds unique and not of the norm. The sounds and the rapping style remind me of Outkast/Andre 3000.



  • Melody's Echo Chamber's Bon Voyage is pretty damn great. Like an overeager child being given a chance to roam freely, it often steers out from the boundaries that you expect, bouncing from one delightful motif to the next, resulting in an interesting and eclectic record. This only took a turn for the worse at one song, the rest is very entertaining.

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  • A fantastic submission from this month's community showcase that no one should miss.

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  • I've been listening to a lot of stuff lately, but I'll include some highlights.

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    Slacker has taken over my life. I'm basically considering him the best video game music artist that isn't actually making music for games. If you want some good vibe, chill music, this fella is perfect.

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    While listening to Slacker radio on Spotify, I ran into this incredible math-rock band Chon. They've got some really polished sounds for the genre and a great mixture of up and down tempo beats.

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    Finally, I've listened to Lux Prima, an album released by Danger Mouse and Karen O. I'd consider Danger Mouse the best producer in the biz at the moment and I've always been a fan of Karen O's vocals so I had high expectations for this album. While it doesn't break through towards being an outstanding album, it's a decent enough listen, with this particular single being the standout track. Worth a listen if you like these two artists, just don't expect too much from it.



  • Finally got around to listening to Plastic Beach. It's kinda a mixed bag, I thought half the songs were really really good and the other half were just "alright." Personal favorites were Superfast Jellyfish, On Melancholy Hill, Empire Ants, Broken and To Binge.



  • cosmic blackened death metal

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  • IGOR

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    Man, what can I even say about this one? As the latest album from Tyler, the Creator, this one had a lot to live up to. Flowerboy is my personal favorite album of all time, so naturally I was excited for this one, and I'm glad to say it doesn't disappoint.

    Interestingly enough, the first time I listened to it I was rather let down. The instrumentation and the mixing felt muddy, especially when compared to its predecessor. However, after subsequent listens, I actually view that as the album's greatest strength. The best analogy I have for this album is that while Flowerboy was like a beautiful, polished gem, Igor was more like a raw diamond taken right out of the ground, dirty and grimy. Sure one of them looks prettier than the other, but both are of equal value.

    IGOR is truly unlike anything I've ever heard. Tyler blends so many sounds so beautifully that it is honestly genre defying. He foregoes his usual rapping in favor of more hooks and choruses, though he still has some rap verses scattered throughout. He chose not to release any singles before the album, which makes sense because it really feels like a single, cohesive thing. Many songs bleed into each other, with there being a strong thematic purpose to their placement within the album. An example I can think of is at the end of one song, Jerrod Carmichael (who has spoken word snippets throughout the album) says something that directly references the tone of the next song.

    I don't really know what else to say about the album other than the fact that I love it. I get to see Tyler on Wednesday, so I'm super excited for that. If I were to pick my favorite on the album, it would be NEW MAGIC WAND:

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  • Been listening to it too, great album!



  • @capnbobamous The hype has won me over and now I want to listen to Flower Boy first before getting into Igor.

    I've been checking out FTL's soundtrack. Wonderful stuff, my favorite one's is this, it feels hopeful in a way that a first-time explorer would feel when starting out his/her journey.

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  • @bam541 I think you should if only to see his progression as an artist. Some of IGOR's themes tie back into Flower Boy, and there are a few clever references to it as well. That said, know that they are radically different, so don't go into IGOR expecting more Flower Boy.

    Edit: After reading this over, it sounds like I'm discounting Flower Boy's value. It is still my favorite album.



  • Max Payne 3's OST is dope. It's equally moody and electrifying, with haunting ambient noises and hard percussion filling in many spots. Oddly enough it works well for studying, mileage may vary.

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  • New Flying Lotus album, and for the first time ever I'm kinda disappointed with FL. Still has that signature beat that I love, still that glorious bass and it still swings from jazz to electronica/hip hop masterfully but I feel he was kind of lost to where to progress. I like the album but I was expecting much more.



  • Like everyone else, I decided to hop on that Tyler, the Creator train and listen to IGOR. The only album I've listened to from him has been Goblin back in 2011, so it's kinda incredible to see how much he has evolved as an artist and a producer. Love to see all the genre switches and how retro the album feels - certainly much less gruff from what I'm used to from him.



  • A little bit of nostalgia to celebrate a wonderful surprise. Diving to the OST right now.
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    Before this I just finished listening to two albums:

    1. King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard's Fishing for Fishies. I love the boogie rock style they're doing here. There's some cool left hooks too later on in the album. It's doesn't feel as tight as it could be, but it's doesn't drag on for too long. No fishie killin'.

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    1. Descendent's Milo Goes to College. I have been warming up to the punk genre as a whole recently, so I'm trying to get into hardcore punk, starting with this album. It's quite short, but it's also feels so frantic. No stops are made, it's blast from front to back. Lots of cheeky moments in the lyrics too. I really enjoyed this one.

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    Also, I'm very excited for King Gizzard's next project. They're going metal now.

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  • Wilco's playing a live show right now.

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    Makes me want to bust out their albums again.