New CDs that I love: 2007 Edition

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Postby steve-o » Tue May 29, 2007 10:41 am

The Wilco album is taking a lot of time to grow on me unfortunately, but in the meantime I'm really enjoying the new Modest Mouse. What a great album. It's even better than Good News. I really hope "Dashboard" gets played ad nauseam on every "Alternative" Clear Channel station in the country, ends up on Kidz Bop records and gets an American Idol-shilling for Ford rendition.

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Postby Barabajagal » Fri Jun 01, 2007 12:07 pm

DUNGEN!!!

Whatever it is these guys do, you can't say it's not full-out psychedelic rock and roll, 100% music.

Swedish rock gods. With flute.

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Postby Tom4 » Fri Jun 01, 2007 12:56 pm

Barabajagal wrote:DUNGEN!!!

Whatever it is these guys do, you can't say it's not full-out psychedelic rock and roll, 100% music.

Swedish rock gods. With flute.


Yeah, those guys rock balls.

I've become obsessed with Camera Obscura's album Let's Get Out Of This Country. Soooooooo good.

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Postby n8 » Fri Jun 01, 2007 5:43 pm

Tom4 wrote:
Yeah, those guys rock balls.

I've become obsessed with Camera Obscura's album Let's Get Out Of This Country. Soooooooo good.


Let it be known that Camera Obscura do not, in fact, rock balls. Not even little tiny marbles.

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Postby Tom4 » Fri Jun 01, 2007 8:32 pm

n8 wrote:
Let it be known that Camera Obscura do not, in fact, rock balls. Not even little tiny marbles.


No, they don't. And I don't even really like their first two albums. But I'll be darned if Let's Get Out of this Country isn't one lovely little number.

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Postby Jake » Fri Jun 01, 2007 10:09 pm

Tom4 wrote:But I'll be darned if Let's Get Out of this Country isn't one lovely little number.

I love that song, and we featured it as a free mp3 over a year ago, but after giving the rest of the album a quick listen, nothing else grabbed my attention like that song. The "Lloyd..." song is pretty good too, I suppose.

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Postby Tom4 » Fri Jun 01, 2007 11:31 pm

Jake wrote:I love that song, and we featured it as a free mp3 over a year ago, but after giving the rest of the album a quick listen, nothing else grabbed my attention like that song. The "Lloyd..." song is pretty good too, I suppose.


To each his own, I s'pose. I'm a fan of the slower stuff on that album -- "False Contender," "Tears for Affairs," etc. But I like all of it.

They're no Decemberists, though. Now that's a band you can set your watch to. I think I've made my love of all things Decemberists pretty clear, and they don't have anything new out this year, but they did release one of those new-fangled video CDs, and that's pretty good as well.

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Postby Chris G » Sat Jun 02, 2007 3:51 pm




D. Phillips wrote:Digging on the new BRMC (review). Good stuff. Better than Howl, which I also liked.


The new BRMC is the only 2007 released CD I've bought yet this year!

I like it better than Howl, but I wasn't a big fan of Howl. In fact, it's the only BRMC album that I've not bothered to pick up.

The Mooney Suzuki Maximum Black EP doesn't really count as "new."

I'm eagerly anticipating the new White Stripes.

My life has been very busy and complicated lately, and I've neglected music shopping. eMusic has been getting my $10 a month and I've not downloaded there in months and months. Free music going to waste.

All other acquisitions this year were of older material. Whether recently old- Wolfmother, Arctic Monkeys, Greenhornes; re-issued old- The Essential Radio Birdman (1974-1978); classic old- Rolling Stones; or formative old- Roy Orbison, Link Ray.

I got a Link Ray 7" by mail order but I don't currently have a turntable so I can't even listen to it, much less rip it.

I was considering the new Detroit Cobras. Again produced by Greg Cartwright. In my late teens, I was roommates with Rod Thomas when he was drumming for Greg Cartwright's pre-Oblivians band, the Compulsive Gamblers. We all worked at a pizzeria together. Greg's a real swell guy, and I'm glad to see he's doing so well with his musical career.

My great missed opportunity- Greg and Rod once asked me to do cover art for the Compulsive Gamblers' first 7". I did a sketch, but I moved out when Rod's girlfriend moved in, and didn't follow through with it. I still have the sketch.



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Postby grounded5am » Sun Jun 03, 2007 3:17 am

i was able to find suzanne vega's beauty and crime in full. it is amazing. all the songs are supposidly about new york. the best one being ny is a woman. i've been playing it all week mostly. between it and abra moore's on the way i haven't played much else.

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Postby amighty » Sun Jun 03, 2007 2:45 pm

Chris G wrote:My great missed opportunity- Greg and Rod once asked me to do cover art for the Compulsive Gamblers' first 7". I did a sketch, but I moved out when Rod's girlfriend moved in, and didn't follow through with it. I still have the sketch.




Pretty cool - I have been really digging his shit for years. Especially Reigning Sound. I assume you know they are the backing band on Mary Weiss' new album. It's ok... it compares favorably to the new Detroit Cobras album.

New albums for me... I hunted down "The Go"'s new one "Howl On That Haunted Beat You Ride". Throwback psychedelic rock - great stuff.

The new Holly Golightly & The Brokeoffs is great country blues, her voice never disappoints.

Guilty pleasure: I really dig about 1/3 of the new Robin Thicke album. Cheesy pop/R&B, but it's still funky. The rest of it is unlistenable, but the part I do like is a direct lift from Marvin Gaye's "Here My Dear"


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