Gary Numan's Dead Son Rising.
Synthy industrial b-side fuckery.
Lou Reed's Rock N Roll Animal
The Horrible Crowes- Elsie
I've been rocking The Very Best of The Commodores so damn good! This is the kind of music that you build LitReactor to, at 3am in the morning, after a 15 hour day in code.
The Awakening - James Morrison
Full of soul and emotion
Aladdin Sane - David Bowie
Yoshimi Battles the Giant Robots - The Flaming Lips
The Hunter - Mastodon.
Nothing like new Mastodon to warm the cockles.
Dan Mangan, O'Fortune
Primus - Green Naugahyde
Either Machine Head's new one: Into The Locust, or Anthrax: Worship Music.
Radiohead - OK Computer
Since I saw them last night at Roseland in NY, I've got Primus on the mind.
Arcade Fire's The Suburbs. Their short film for the album just came out and it has inspired me to look at the album in a new light.
The new Kasabian album: Velociraptor!
I've been listening to the soundtrack to Drive pretty constantly since seeing the movie. Great dreamy, ambient stuff that is wonderful to write to.
Go Velociraptor! By Kasabian
Yeah man, very good soundtrack. Been listening to that Chromatics track on a loop.
People were generally impressed by the new Primus then? Just asking because on first listen it sounded a bit bland to me. It sounded more like Claypool's solo stuff than a Primus album.
The new Mastodon record kicks ass. Quality band. Have to say this is my album of the week. Haven't seen these guys live since the Leviathan tour so I'm hoping they hit the UK up sometime soon.
I've been obsessed with A Real Hero since hearing it in the movie, and I can't stop listening to it. I have a massive list on Spotify full of stuff from people on the soundtrack, as well as some other people who seem to be doing the same dreamy 80s synth stuff.
im gonna start listening to THE HIGH COUNTRY by richmond fontaine and see if it inspires me
It's been a little while since this came out, but I'm still going back to it. The Decemberists paint great pictures with their music. They are, first and foremost, I think, storytellers, and as such there are much worse bands for a writer to listen to.
I broke down and purchased the Nevermind: Super Deluxe Edition. For a second I wondered what KC would've thought of a "Super Deluxe Edition" of Nevermind. Then I remembered I had all kinds of convictions at 25 and most of them were fucking stupid.
It's a good set, I guess, and it brings back fond memories of eighth-grade cross country and b-squad basketball.
ooo i forgot that was coming. i just got a copy of nirvana live at the paramount in seattle.
his convictions included not doing soundtracks, and video games and car commercials. i think he would stick by those, but cobain was a perfectionist. i think he would probably jump at the chance to go back and use a producer he would have rather had, or remix a song he wasnt happy with.
Listening to: Aqualung, Jethro Tull; Suede, Suede; Dogman Star, Suede; Meat is Murder, The Smiths.
Max Richter - Infra.
but that's not just this week, that's this LIFE!
also Queens of the Stone Age - Songs for the Deaf. Because they're awesome and badass and grimy and beautiful. Yeah. Adjectives.
Oh yeah, Drive soundtrack. Good call. Great flick, great music.
I'm playing a game with myself where I listen through all the as-yet unplayed tracks on my iTunes as background. I'd recommend it because I've found a million new favourites, including Drill A Hole In That Substrate And Tell Me What You See, by general alt country badass Jim White.
Grinderman - Grinderman 2. I've practically been listening to Worm Tamer on repeat.
dEUS - keep you close
Marta sui tubi - Carne con gli occhi
I've been discovering the New Pornographers this week. I'm on Electric Version right now and quite liking it. The Decemberists are on my list as well.
Its been the first cool days of fall this week since the last year of nonstop stifling heat, so in this weather I try to stick to nasty aggressive heavy metal to set the mood. Lots of death metal, 80's black speed thrash, lots of Thin Lizzy (Fighting specifically) and Judas Priest (Sad Wings of Destiny mostly). And yet, the lazy singersongwriter summer soundtrack is still bleeding in there, like this album
a pretty overlooked record by today's standards: year zero (nine inch nails). though it was pretty buzzworthy when it released, it quickly faded in the background, and i am not sure why. the more i listen to it, the more brilliant it sounds.
Start from Scratch — Passafire.
New album from the band that just dropped last week.
Currently listening to the newest album by She Wants Revenge...Valleyheart.
The Rapture's newest... In The Grace Of Your Love
Short but sweet.
The Doors - The Doors
Just got into them last week, still into them this week. Really enjoying Morrions's mind, especially "The End".
Sean Lennon's Friendly Fire is simply beautiful, I would recommend it to anyone.
I've been cranking the knobs up to 11 on Stryper's Born Again all week. I think next week will be Buddy Guy though.
Don't judge me.
The Doors are the best!
Passion Pit's Manners.
"Saturnalia" by the Gutter Twins
I have two in heavy rotation right now. One is Neighborhoods by Blink 182 (say what you will, but I grew up while they were growing up, and I think it is phenomenal) and the other is Happeners by White Wives. Fantastic album. It's a collaboration by two guys from one of the hardest core punk bands in PA and an acoustic artist and what they put together is unlike either genre but completely amazing.
@moleskine: fucking love mark lanegan!
Been listening to a lot of Android Lust to make up for not being able to go to the concert in New York.
We're New Here, Gil Scott-Heron's last studio album remixed by Jamie xx is absolutley amazing.
@Charles: Lanegan is God. 'Nuff said.
@molskine, now i shall listen to the winding sheet, and try to remember which album had river's rise on it.
the answer: whiskey for the holy ghost
JBM - Not Even In July. Wonderful album.
I'm heartened to see mentions of Gil Scott-Heron and Grinderman.
I've been mostly listening to The National's "Boxer".