Before I archive these, for your own listening pleasure or displeasure..
Top 20 songs and albums on my current playlist, some old some new:
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1) DJ Muggs - Morta and Rain, from Dust 2003 (Recently Cypress Hill's DJ Muggs released this beautifully melodic and often melancholic trip-hop album, I highly recommend checking it out). ------------> click on cd covers for band sites.
2) Cinematic Orchestra - The Awakening of Woman (Burnout), from Man With a Movie Camera 2003 (This entire album is brilliant. I don't say this about many albums, but buy it! You won't regret it.)
3) Sevara Nazarkhan - Yol-Bolsin, from Yol Bolsin 2003 (This beauty from Uzbekistan has a haunting voice, I've fallen in love with her and this entire album. I think it's another must-have. "She opens her mouth and becomes a sound.")
4) Nobukazu Takemura - Let My Fish Loose (Aphex Twin Remix), from Child's View and Aphex Twin's 26 Remixes for Cash 2003 (I can't get enough of this song).
5) Tricky - The Love Cats, from Vulnerable 2003. (What can I say? This is a lovely remake of The Cure song, also check out their remake of XTC's 'Dear God'. I'm a sucker for both.)
6) Goldfrapp - Strict Machine, from Black Cherry 2003. (Quite a departure from their last album. Thank you, universe, for making Alison Goldfrapp).
7) Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Maps and Pin, from Fever to Tell 2003 (I haven't become obsessed with many of these new bands, but the YYYs have struck a chord with me.. and Karen O is delicious. That's important, right?)
8) M83 - Run Into Flowers, from Dead Cities, Red Seas & Lost Ghosts 2003 (This album is pretty good and anything with hints of My Bloody Valentine is a plus in my book).
9) Adult. - Glue Your Eyelids Together, from Anxiety Always 2003 (I've been an Adult. fan for awhile, since my more musically learned Dutch friend, 'Cylob' (Richard) introduced me to them and Miss Kitten 5-6 years ago. I really never foresaw them becoming popular nor the upsurge of clubs in London playing them. This song always manages to get me moving).
10) Four Tet - Rounds 2003 (Excellent album).
11) Sigur Ros - Njosnavelin, from ( ) 2002 (Hearing this performed live made my year).
12) Beck - Forcefield and Atmospheric Conditions, from One Foot in the Grave 1994 (I've started to listen to this folksy album again and it still remains my favorite of Beck's. I have a lot of memories attached to this album, mainly of being a 14 year old girl listening to it on my headphones while staring out at the waters of the San Juan Islands. It also means something to me because I have a personal connection to Calvin Johnson, "the other guy" on the cover who collaborates with Beck on the album. His voice is home to me).
13) The Postal Service - Give Up 2003 (A great upbeat album from one of my favorite labels, Sub Pop).
14) Gotan Project - Santa Maria (Del Buen Ayre), from Le Revancha Del Tango 2001 (Forget that they tainted this song with a UPS advert. The whole album is good).
15) Karlheinz Stockhausen - Spiral (Slight obsession influenced by hearing it performed live at the Warp Symphony, it brought it alive for me. Exceptionally beautiful piece. I recorded the broadcast on Radio 3 and will be posting it soon).
16) Nile - 3 in the Morning (I would love to hear more from Jenée Grevious).
17) Radiohead - Hail to the Thief 2003 (You know, I'm getting tired of people whining about how whiny they think Radiohead are.. wait, am I whining? Nevermind. It seems Radiohead brings out some real love/hate feelings in people. I've always loved them).
18) The Flaming Lips - Do You Realize, from Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots 2002 (Ah, The Flaming Lips).
19) Massive Attack - Antistar, from 100th Window 2003 (Yes, this album is still on my list, but you all already know I'm a sucker for it).
20) Yann Tiersen - Naomi, from Rue Des Cascades 1997 (An old album, but it fits my mood lately. You might call me biased because my favorite track on this album has my name, but I honestly think it's one of the most beautiful songs on it, however the entire album is lovely).
Of course this list is always fluctuating. It's been awhile since I last wrote about my music.
Another potential addition might be the Japanese band, Mono, who I keep hearing really good things about, but soulseek keeps crashing on me. damn.
I also have to mention this, it makes me so happy:
Kraftwerk to Release First New Album in 17 Years
I downloaded all the wonderful mp3s you posted, but I've only had the chance to listen to half of them so far. Thanks so much for sharing them, I'm especially enjoying the Yoko Kanno (sorry I haven't commented!)
Wow, both versions! I think my parents have all of Kraftwork's albums on vinyl, but I'm not sure if they have any special imports or rarities. I'm envious of my parents' vinyl collection.
I never knew Tricky had done a cover of The Love Cats, but I followed your link, listened to it and it's really quite different to the original isn't it? It's probably better though, The Love Cats is one of my least favourite Cure singles.
I've not heard any of the other stuff on there, I've gone off Radiohead and Beck recently and have completely lost track of Massive Attack since Mezzanine (*makes mental note to transfer Angel and Teardrop to laptap, and Protection for that matter*) I can relate more to the stuff on your older list, though I'm not about to post there as the entry's 3 years old now.
The last couple Tricky albums I wasn't overly enamoured with although there were a few good songs here and there. Vulnerable isn't quite Maxinquaye, but I think it's his best since. I never minded The Love Cats but it isn't high on my list of all time favorite Cure songs.
this is so great, thank you! i've often wished i could do a sort of 'livejournal mix tape' or shared playlist. if only the space though.
also: that beck album is my favorite of his work, and oh. you put up two of my very favorite tracks from it. kudos!
enjoy. :) I wish more people could share their music through livejournal, but yeah it's always the issue of space.. recently I've gained an abundance of space to abuse and these mp3s are pushing my monthly quota, 586.627 mb downloaded already. but it's not being used for anything else right now, so I can afford to play with it.
I think One Foot in the Grave is such an underrated album.. it is good to know that someone else also appreciates it.
I'll keep them up for at least the rest of today and tomorrow.. unless a ton of people suddenly download and exceed my bandwidth quota, but it's been slow and steady so that isn't likely.
I'd love a copy of your Mono cd, to where should I email my mailing address? thanks so much!!
Music. It could be everything.
I can't the exact reason I added you to my friends list, you almost certainly came up as a random LJ (I have the random link as my home page).
I will put off buying so much because "I can't afford it", but will spend a hundred pounds at a time on music at the drop of a hat. Recently, for example, my friends got tattoos, and I remember saying "I'm just itching for a new tattoo, but there's so much important stuff I've got to save up for", a week or so later I happened to be online when the urge to buy music came upon me, and I bought twenty-plus CDs.
I'm currently listening to some death metal (I have not yet met anyone with musical tastes as diverse as my own), so won't check your music just yet, but will later. When I worked nights for a year I was forced to listen to Virgin Radio all night every night, so there are certain songs I heard every night for a year. One of those was "Love Cats", but I'm looking forward to hearing Tricky's version all the same, as I like his music and I like listening to different versions of songs. With that in mind, have a look at punkrockbaby.com. A new Goldfrapp album? I loved the last one, but you say this is really different? I must listen.
Check back through my posts for examples of what I listen to.
oh btw, hello.
That's an interesting idea, having the random link as the home page. I just wish that 9 times out of 10 I would come across a good journal whenever I hit the random button.
I'm the same way, as soon as I have money saved up a portion of it almost always goes to buying cds. Whether its to replace old stolen ones or ones I've had in mp3 format that have become favorites.
I actually prefer Tricky's remake of Love Cats, there are certain sounds in it that appeal to me in addition to Constanza Francavilla's soft vocals.
If you loved the last Goldfrapp album then it is hard to say whether you'll like the new one. A lot of die hard fans of the last hate the new one because they have such different sounds.
sorry i've been slow in getting that stockhausen spiral cd to you. on the positive end of things, i'm actually putting a bunch of stockhausen lps (rare stuff!) on cd-r in the weeks to come, so if you'd rather wait to get more, let me know please :)
Wow! Thank you, I will definitely download some of these.
Ever since my cease & desist order, I've been tempted, but reluctant, to make such a post, public or not.
I tend to upload a page of my current iTunes library each month, for my own reference. Feel free to ask for any on my June03 list, I'd be happy to burn you a cd of approx 70 mp3s, to further bulge your collection. :)
I'd love to hear what you like (& don't like).
wow I've never even heard of the The British Phonographic Industry, I wonder how they found you so quickly? I had my livejournal removed from google years ago so hopefully that will help keep them off my 'doorstep'. At least I'm only leaving these up for a short time.
Thanks for the offer! I almost posted one of my favorite Add N to (X) tracks (Revenge of the Black Regent), but it was nudged out by others. Our collections look incredibly similar. Do you use soulseek (slsk.org) at all?
thank you so much for posting these! i'm still downloading them at home over my dialup account, is there any chance you could leave them up until tomorrow morning? they should be finished by then.
so far i've listened to the two muggs tracks. i've always associated muggs with cypress hill (of course) and it never crossed my mind that he would've done his own stuff, too. very nice! you mentioning the genre "trip hop" reminded me of a three disc trip hop compilation from around 95/96 i used to have which had some awesome obscure remixes on it. i think i lost it at some point though... can't even remember what it was called now either.
so...muggs. i'm not sure about "rain" yet, but "morta" is painfully sexy.