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what's your favourite album now? post 761
comment by CraigThePenguin    Aug 7, 2007
I'm gonna go for Super Taranta by Gogol Bordello.

I bought it thinking it'd just be a bit of fun - and it is - but it's much better than just a daft album. Every track is ace, I love the guy's voice and the lyrics are great too.

"Have you ever been to American wedding?
Where's the vodka? Where's marinated herrring?"

<biggrin>
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comment by Dan aka o Sabotage o    Aug 8, 2007
Its got to be Pantera - Reinventing Hell (Best of).

Its suprising how many excellent songs they have and of cause the legand that is DImebag.
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comment by rowan    Aug 9, 2007
Polar opposite to Pantera I suspect but today I've been living in the Sesame Street world that it James Taylor's Sweet Baby James - unbeatable in the sunshine.
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comment by rowan    Aug 10, 2007
Adam Green's Gemstones (A3541006) - like a lounge singer on a lot of drugs. Very enjoyable, if a touch samey.
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comment by buck    Aug 10, 2007
download the 10 - 4 BABY
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comment by -kawada-    Aug 11, 2007
Just got This Nations Saving Grace by The Fall and Younger Than Yesterday by The Byrds.

Both are excellant.
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comment by CraigThePenguin    Aug 14, 2007
"Adam Green's Gemstones"

Adam Green certainly makes for some strange listening.

I've only heard Jacket Full of Danger (which, I believe, I won from here back in the day), but the combination of lounge-singing and drug references certainly stuck in my mind. I'm not sure I'd seek out other albums though as, like you say, it can all be a bit similar.
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comment by rowan    Aug 14, 2007
I think he's an artist that shuffle favours. An album is a bit much, a track on shuffle is an entertaining diversion, without wanting to sound too damning!
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comment by CraigThePenguin    Aug 14, 2007
I think that probably sums him up quite fairly, to be honest.

I've also been enjoying Bob Marley's "Exodus" recently, and I've had the new White Stripes album on repeat for a while too.
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comment by sunsetbeach    Aug 21, 2007
The psychedelic silliness of Pepe Deluxe's Spare Time Machine, the oddly complicated sparseness of Hauschka's Room To Expand and two Max Richter albums, The Blue Notebooks and last year's Songs From Before.
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comment by Syd    Aug 23, 2007
Favourite album is hard to nail.

Digging through my collection, I found myself listening to a track or three from Faith No More - "The Real Thing".

From Out of Nowhere
Epic
The Real Thing
Underwater Love

Takes me back...

Turn 'em up and enjoy...

Anyone else like these? Or is nostalgia not as good as it used to be? (sorry)

<blush>
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comment by -kawada-    Sep 5, 2007
Amon Duul II - Tanz Der Lemminge

This bands second album 'Yeti' inspired me to write my first review in over a year, because I think its one of the best albums I've heard in ages. However, I recently got hold of the third one and it's even better. Different to Yeti, mostly because it has six tracks, rather than thirteen. The same blend of hard progressive rock, dreamy folk and crazy psychedelica are presented more or less as one continuous piece. It's softer and subtler but with that comes a greater depth to the music.

I don't know how they came up with this stuff but it's probably the best krautrock album I've heard to date and one of the best albums from the early seventies at that. One track in particular, titled Restless Skylight-Transistor-Child sounds almost too good... it's like they made a deal with the devil or something.

A few more new aquisitions-

Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Paraiso UFO - Crystal Rainbow Pyramid Under The Stars

I've been interested in this band for ages and this doesn't disappoint. I am worried that I might get brain damage if I listen to it too much, though. I'll definately be checking out some of the softer and maybe even some of the harder [ie. unlistenable] albums from this band as well as side projects by their prolific leader Makoto Kawabata.

Iggy Pop - The Idiot

I love those Berlin albums so I probably should have bought this sooner but I'm glad I've finally got hold of it. Good stuff.

The Fall - Bend Sinister

Popped through the letter-box this morning actually. Sounds great so far.

I've also been listening to Genesis' Foxtrot and Joy Division's Unkown Pleasures alot recently.
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comment by Syd    Sep 6, 2007
Appetite for Destruction - Guns n Roses.

I'd forgotten how bloody brilliant this album is.

Crank it up, 12 classics.

Forget "The best of Guns n Roses", this album IS the best of Guns n Roses.
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comment by lovemunkey187    Sep 6, 2007
Rammstein - Rosenrot

The inclusion of Mariarchi trumpets and Sharleen Spiterri(sp?) on a couple of tracks is quite inspired from theses Teutonic industrial mentalists. <ok>
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comment by rowan    Sep 17, 2007
Emmy the Great - beautiful voice with pared down arrangements of sweet and ghostly songs - http://www.myspace.com/emmythegreat...
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comment by -kawada-    Sep 19, 2007
Got four over the weekend.

Buffalo Springfield - Buffalo Springfield Again
Jefferson Airplane - After Bathing At Baxters
The Byrds - Turn! Turn! Turn!
The Velvet Underground - The Velvet Underground

Contrary to what's generally accepted, I find The Velvet Underground to be the weakest out of these four as a band. My opinion on these albums follows suit. Still, The Velvet Underground is a good album, I like it alot. The other three are better though.

Turn! Turn! Turn! is a bit more slight and certainly less adventurous than the other Byrds albums I have but it's a brilliant slice of jangly pop music. In terms of pure pop music fun, I prefer it to The Beatles contemporary releases for certain.

Buffalo Springfield Again was worth buying for the three Neil Young songs which are predictably awesome but I actually love the whole thing. The only reason that I wasn't expecting as much from the Stills and Furay songs is that I find the CSN[Y] albums to be good but incredibly dated in comparison to the musicians other works. I thought that this may be the case with this album but it holds up extremely well.

After Bathing At Baxters is the pick of the bunch. Having owned Surrealistic Pillow and Crown Of Creation for about a year I thought I knew what I was getting but this was a total shock. In a good way of course, it's an album that continuesly surprised me the whole way through. It sure as hell is a technical achievment... the sounds that they coax out of their instruments are incredible but more than that the songs are great and flow together perfectly. There's such a unique aura to it, I think it's wonderful.
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comment by Killer_7    Sep 21, 2007
30 Seconds to Mars would be my choice at the moment
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comment by catzubi    Sep 29, 2007
Can - future days is one my all time faves,
'moonshake' being the top track, brightens any grim day!
just got Dinosaur jnrs 'beyond'...that mascis sound gives me joy, deep joy. Not too far off the superb 'living all over me' lp
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comment by catzubi    Sep 29, 2007
oh yeah, I forgot to mention
Flaming lips 'soft bulletin'.

true original sound,rare genius
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comment by -kawada-    Dec 6, 2007
Recently-

*that meaning, over the last two or so months given how little I've posted on collective of late.

I acquired three more Fall albums; 'Grotesque', 'Hex Enduction Hour' and 'Perverted By Language'. The latter one being my favourite but they're all fantastic.

A couple of albums from Acid Mothers Temple et al. Including Kawabata's side project 'Hot Rattlesnakes'. All really good stuff.

The Byrd's 'Mr. Tambourine Man', pure pop brilliance, the title track and Here Without You being especially great.

'Phallus Dei', the debut album by Amon Duul II. This is great. I still need to pick up 'Carnival In Babylon', 'Vive Le Trance' and 'Wolf City' and if they're as good as this one and the other two Amon Duul II albums I have, then I think I may have a new favourite band. Either way, the first three Amon Duul II albums are among the best I've ever heard by any artist.
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