- Stevie Nicks - In Your Dreams
- Andy Grammer -- So good. The first single Keep Your Head Up is awesome and so is the rest of it.
- Duran Duran -- "All You Need Is Now". Insanely catchy.%0D\
- Sharon Van Etten, Epic
- "Night Work" - Scissor Sisters
- Grey Oceans - Cocorosie\
Unforgiving - Within Temptation\
Femme Fatale - Britney
- The new Ladytron album.
- Tell me more about Hooray for Earth? I really liked the video and song.
- Who buys CDs anymore???
- Cast recording of Book of Mormon
- "The Cold Still" by The Boxer Rebellion. Released in February. It''s in constant rotation in my head.\
Here''s the gorgeous "Caught By the Light:"
- "Who buys CDs anymore???"%0D\
Lots of people. Just not MOST people.%0D\
People who prefer to own their music, or who prefer to control what bit-rate they rip the music at, and who want to avoid any sort of compatibility issues or DRM or anything of that sort.%0D\
- Has their album leaked already, r7? I thought it wasn''t being released until September? I''ve been playing their new track ''Ambulances'' to death.
- I''m liking Foster The People''s debut disc.
- I second Stevie NIcks, "In your Dreams" It''s fantastic.
- Katy Perry, seriously.
- Belle and Sebastian - Write About Love
- Together - The New Pornographers
- That''s why I said CD, Album, Recording. I even included Cloud Music.\
Just what are we supposed to call it these days? I do not really know.\
I did not like the aughts, 00s, whatever they were for the same reason.
- Wow, OP. I can''t stop playing "True Loves". You got me hooked there.
- [quote]Sharon Van Etten, Epic%0D\
- In the car and while walking around the neighborhood:\
The Suburbs - Arcade Fire (favorite song: Suburban War)\
Outside - Tapes ''n Tapes (favorite song: Freak Out)\
i - The Magnetic Fields (favorite song: I Thought You Were My Boyfriend)\
The score to "The Hours"
- Bruce Cockburn "Night Train"....amazing performance on Youtube...
- Who listens to CDs anymore? With iPods/MP3 players, it''s all about individual songs. Gone are the days of having to buy full albums and getting stuck with a bunch of filler songs that you don''t like.
- Speak for yourself, oh so cool asshole at R24. Yeah, so I listen to digital music, but I still like to buy full albums if an artist interests me. The best songs are typically not even released as singles.
- R25 = Beyonce upset that her new album is selling poorly.%0D\
No shit that sometimes the best songs are not released as singles, but you can still buy them individually on itunes instead of buying the whole album if you don''t want to. Dumbass.
- A second vote for Duran Duran... the entire CD is good. Every single track. My favorite is "The Man Who Stole A Leopard".%0D\
"Girl Panic" is going to be the second single, after the title track.%0D\
I pity those who only buy singles. Most of the best music and certainly my favorite music end up being the non-single tracks on most CDs.%0D\
- Dexter Wansel - Life On Mars
- You''re welcome R20. Check this track out. This is what I just cannot stop listening to..\
"No Love" by Hooray For Earth
- music bump
- All of you are so pretentious, haven''t heard of half of these songs or artists you are listing.
- [quote]With iPods/MP3 players, it''s all about individual songs. Gone are the days of having to buy full albums and getting stuck with a bunch of filler songs that you don''t like.\
This is fine for most people that don''t really care about music. But for people who make music and those who take it seriously songs come in groups. I haven''t bought a physical CD in a while but I still think in terms of full albums. I get excited when I hear a good single ''cause that means there''s probably a good album behind it. I don''t just stop at the single.\
[quote]All of you are so pretentious, haven''t heard of half of these songs or artists you are listing.\
It''s fine, you don''t spend much of your time looking for new music. That''s cool. But just ''cause you haven''t heard of something doesn''t mean it isn''t good or we''re being pretentious. \
Music is a giant forest and some people love to go looking for new stuff and not just wait for it to be presented to us.
- It takes investigation to find music these days. There is a lot of good music being made, but like R32 mentioned, it''s a giant forest out there. For the true music fan, you have to go looking for new stuff, because the really good stuff will NOT be presented to you. It''s the reason why I like starting these music threads.\
Besides, the only thing better than turning someone on to the music that you''re loving right now is having someone turn you on...
- I just dowloaded the first Yeasayer and the Hooray for Earth. Thanks for the tip!!
- DOLLY PARTON HAS A NEW CD OUT THIS WEEK CALLED "BETTER DAYS" AND I DON''T SEE ANY OF YOU UNGRATEFUL SWINE ON DL DISCUSSING IT!!!!
- Matt Nathanson''s Modern Love
- Marvin Gaye - "What''s Going On" (2-CD Deluxe)\
An oldie but goodie.
- Holy Ghost - "Holy Ghost" is awesome electronic music from a duo based in Brooklyn.
Used to be a trio ''til the drummer fell down an elevator shaft
- Oh, was that the guy who played with !!!? I''ve been dying to see !!! live.\
I liked Yeasayer''s more recent album "Odd Blood" rather than their first. \
Thanks for the tip on Hooray For Earth...I like ''em!
- Another vote for Foster The People. It''s been on heavy rotation at my place for a month.
- Sharon Van Etten is totally rad, she reminds me of early Cat Power.
- The Friendly Fires, "Pala"
- R31, you are the reason I hate music threads on DL.%0D\
Just because your tired old ass hasn''t heard of a new band, someone else is pretentious because they have?%0D\
Look, grandma, there are plenty of people who are interested in listening to new music made by new musicians. I''m sure you stopped paying attention long ago, and that''s fine, just don''t come in here with your get-out-of-my-yard bullshit.
- I''m hardly what you''d call of a fan of Britney Spears, but Femme Fatale is a great club album. Much better than GaGa''s.
- The Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment''s CD of Haydn''s 6 Paris Symphonies. Breathtaking.
- Class Actress - Journal of Ardency %0D\
- She Keeps Bees, Minisink Hotel
- Marianne Faithfull, Horses and High Heels\
Antony and the Johnsons, the Crying Light -- What do other people think of him? I find his weird falsetto can be kind of creepy, other times, he seems like a total genius.
- The new Ariodante, with Joyce DiDonato and Karina Gauvin, Curtis conducting. Yum.
- "Marcus Bachmann Sings Mae West"
- iPods/MP3 players, it''s all about individual songs, yeah and there are two types of artists, the Single artist, the mainstay of the charts, and album artist, who don''t even bother to release singles anymore.\
The album artist tend to be the more, credible, indie (I hate that word) artist, while the single artist is the sorta instant celeb pop star, the clear channel R''n''B/Hip-Hop, pop signer. Like Justin Biber, Rihanna, Justin timberlake or Lady Gaga.\
And the ringtone market is huge, with some R''n''b artist being accused of making music solely for this use.\
R''n''Bling / Corporate hip-hop were they worst thing ever happen to music.
- [quote]Antony and the Johnsons, the Crying Light -- What do other people think of him? I find his weird falsetto can be kind of creepy, other times, he seems like a total genius.\
Same here - I had both reactions the first time I heard "Aeon". It was in someone''s loft on a hot day and I got goosebumps nonetheless.\
Great thread. I wish I had some cool new stuff to add. I''d forgotten all about Ladytron -- loved their song "Destroy Everything You Touch" from a few years ago.
- R49, yum? Why would you use such an idiotic, effeminate, ridiculous term such a ''yum''?%0D\
''Yum'' is nauseating.
- Two I keep listening to right now,\
Dirty Beaches - The Badlands\
Shannon wright - Secret Blood
- Because I fucking felt like it. Because people like you are irritated by it, but mostly because I fucking felt like it.%0D\
The other thing that''s ridiculous, "effeminate" (very Mrs. Kravitz), and nauseating is the need to halt around in an outraged fit of caftan about people''s posts, rather than actually adding to the thread in a way that has anything to do with the subject.%0D
- You''re so butch R55! Yum!
one of the effeminates
- Oh, I''m listening to Dolly, R35. Better Days is fun and good (not great) Dolly is better than most things out there.\
I''m not that old, but I love albums for the same reasons I like books, theatre and other storytelling art. A great album has material that has been written or chosen to create an arc and I find that satisfying when done well. \
After listening to my ipod a lot, I put on the full CD of Dolly''s Live and Well album a few months ago and was blown away by what I was missing by not taking the time to listen to good albums start to finish more often.
Book of Mormon is great, too. Start to Finish-
- Friendly Fires'' Pala is growing on me.
- Wild Nothing, Gemini.
- Midlake''s "The Trials of Van Occupanther"
- Craft Spells %E2%80%93 Idle Labor
- Curry & Coco - We Are Beauty.\
Also uber kool cover
- BTW check out Sex is Fashion by Curry & Coco, it''s so effin kool.
- Kate Bush, Director''s Cut
- Curry and Coco are fun!!!
- Really liking Curry & Coco too, Top Of The Pop is so sweet. Def gonna be soundtrack to my summer. \
DL is good for somethin'', who''d have thought it?
- Music is fun!
- Original cast recording of Passion. Sondheim. I''m addicted.\
Adam Lambert''s For Your Entertainment. Soaked is pure camp deliciousness. And the vocals are thrilling.\
Everyhing by Mary Fahl.
- Born This Way by Lady GaGa\
Bloody Mary and Heavy Metal Lover are my favorite songs in the album
- Original Cast Recording of Everyday Rapture
- Pumped Up Kicks by Foster The People is so fucking catchy. Put me down as another fan. It''s such a great summer song, too, I can''t stop playing it.\
Favorite right now is the new Kills cd, Blood Pressure.
- Blood Orange - Coastal Grooves.\
Check out lead single Sutphin Boulevard, totally lime honey.
- Aretha Franklin: The Sex Album
- Florence and the Machine - Lungs\
Gemma Hayes - Let it Break\
Beth Ditto''s recent EP
There''s a drumming noise inside my head, it starts when you''re around....
- Sails is the best song on True loves in my opinion. XX
- Also loving Sahron Van Etten, really like this song form her debut album, Because I Was in Love.
- The Harold Arlen Songbook by the incomparable Ella Fitzgerald. Favorite track: "Ill Wind".
- Debut album by the Secret Sisters\
Love their Patsy Cline cover
- "Aretha Franklin: The Sex Album"\
I''m shocked and a bit revolted by the photos in the booklet. I could have done without seeing what she does with the double-headed dildo. These photos belong in Penthouse, not a CD booklet.
- I discovered this Canadian band called USS that I absolutely love. Their CD Questamation is a couple years old, but it''s awesome.
- [quote]the really good stuff will NOT be presented to you. It''s the reason why I like starting these music threads.\
Big pink heart full of love to OP, I love these threads too, I discover all sorts of great new sounds I would never have otherwise heard out here in the desert.
- I like the Ally Bank raise your rate CD
- Do old CDs count? I love the Knnillssonn album. I was only a tot when it came out and never heard of it, really, until now.
- Thanks 84! Big heart back at you. Love the Desert.
We ho me body
- Christine Ohlman & Rebel Montez - The Deep End\
She has been around for quite awhile (The Scratch Band) and this is an excellent album with a lot of featured artists on it including Dion, Levon Helm, Ian Hunter, G.E. Smith, and Marshall Crenshaw.
- I can''t stop listening to Stevie Nicks'' In Your Dreams. And no, my vagina bone is NOT broken, vagina bone troll.
- CocknBullKid, "Adulthood"
album of the summer, maybe the year
- Angus & Julia Stone, Down the Way.
- Ritual Union!!!!!
- I finally got Sharon van Etten''s Epic, really excellent album, but it''s a bit short. One song, DsharpG, isn''t a valid song, but over all it makes a totally awesome 6 song EP. Can''t wait to hear her next album, if she builds on Epic it will truly be epic.
- Austra - Feel It Break
- another great track from Austra - Feel It Break
- Anyone else here a fan of Les Rita Mitsuoko?\
I just discovered them, and love them.
- Jill Scott. Reminds me of Marlena Shaw and Esther Satterfield updated. So In Love with You makes me mental. Old Skool done right.
- Some great link on this thread. \
I''m really digging Eilen Jewell''s "Queen of the Minor Key" right now.
- Grimes - Visions
Escort - Escort
John Talabot - Fin
- Bear in Heaven - "I Love You, It's Cool."
- Foster The People - Torches
- That Grimes record is not my particular thing but it's very well-done and cool. I think I was hoping for something that sounded more like the cover art looks, by which I probably mean that I saw Japanese characters and thought it would be a one-woman Pink-era Boris album.
- Tropic of Cancer - The End of All Things, V/A - Metal Dance: Post-Punk, Industrial & EBM Classics & Rarities (BRILLIANT compilation on Strut label), Peaking Lights - 936, V/A - Jukebox Jams
- Some Nights by FUN.
- Right now, I am loving
Ceremonials - Florence & the Machine
MDNA - Madonna
and 1/2 of Born to Die - Lana Del Rey
- Janet's The Velvet Rope. It's her most critically-heralded album for a reason. Spoke to me when I first heard it, and still speaks to me now. Covers everything from homophobia and self-worth to abusive relationships and BDSM. A masterpiece.
- Lost in the Trees - A Church That Fits Our Needs
It's WHICH, not WHAT?
WHICH = Fixed number of possible choices ("Which one?")
WHAT = Indeterminate number of choices ("What do you want to do tonight?")
The What/Which Troll
- After seeing the new Internet Explorer commercial, I had to track down the artist. Loving this album.
- One thing's for sure. You people have terrible taste in music.
- ...sez r110, hitting repeat on Spiceworld.
- Patrick Wolf, Lupercalia
- R107 wins! My favorite album of the year (so far)
- Of course no one here will have heard of her, but loving the new Sharon Van Etten album, Tramp. Been a big fan for ages.
- Bobby Jo Valentine. A cute northern California gay-boy acoustic player. My friend went to one of his shows a bought the cd for me, and now I've got a massive crush and play it all the time.
- R114, if you had read this thread from the beginning, you would have seen several mentions of Sharon Van Etten already.
- Melanie Fiona "The MF Life"
- Peter Cox (self titled CD) it's an older work from 5 to 10 years ago. He was the former lead singer from British group - Go West. He wrote most of the songs and did a couple of covers. Really, really great.
- Real Estate and Beach House...both dreamy pop.
- For some reason, I dug out Springsteen's "The Rising." It still moves me deeply, much more than most of the other WTC schlock.
- Sinéad O'Connor, "How about I be me (and you be you)".
- Does it have to be a new release? I really like listening Kristin Hersh Live at Noe Valley Ministry at the moment.
- That 2 Bears album "Be Strong" is very enjoyable. Also, I know I'm a bit late to the party since it was from 2011, but Vanbot's self-titled album is brilliant. I'm surprised I overlooked it at the time of its release.
- Christ, what a depressing thread. From the OP's phrasing to the "only suckers buy whole albums" moron, to the queeny tastes of the majority here... It's no wonder I don't have a good time at underground gay-themed DJ parties. Yuck.
- Please R124 recommend some new music that you are loving so we can all catch up with your taste level!
- Perfume Genius, Put Your Back N 2 It
School of Seven Bells, Ghostory
Sleigh Bells, Reign of Terror
And I'll also throw the new SVE record Tramp into the mix.
- Goyte - Making Mirror
Attached is Bronte. If is does not make you cry on the first listen/watch, it will when you know that he wrote it about the death of a friend's family pet.
- plus, of course, Somebody That I Used To Know
- oops - Making Mirrors
- I would have liked if Tramp made a bigger splash for Sharon.
- Computer Magic
- I haven't heard the new School of Seven Bells yet, but I haven't read a bad thing about it - I think it's on Spotify so I have no excuse. I saw them at the Brilliant Corners festival in Chicago last summer and became an obsessive fan for about two months afterwards.
- Sorry bitches, but Madonnas MDNA will be on replay for a long time to come. My favorite song so far is Im Addicted.
- I really don't understand the point of coming on here to tell those of us who've contributed that our taste sucks. Fine, you don't like something. Taste is subjective. Make a valid critique of WHY you don't like it and for god's sake, add something you think is merit worthy.
- Escort's self titled debut is great. Retro and modern disco. And both at the same time.
Although not an official video, this is quite good and completely hysterical...
For the song "All Through the Night." And there are much better tracks than this!
- dead kids, broken up sadly
- Love Computer Magic - whoever said that.
Really digging a lot of one off electronica stuff.
Have to adit, MDNA is growing on me. Loving I'm Addicted and Turn Up the Radio. Piss off, haters.
- MDNA's "Beautiful Killer" is a great 80's throwback. Very catchy! I love "I'm addicted" too.
- Hey R121, we will no doubt be put down as "elder gays" and "irrelevant" or whatever but fuck 'em... the new Sinead O'Connor really is great. Am listening now and every track works and flows -- like the CD she should've done after "I Do Not Want..." Not too folksy, not too Irish, just rocky enough.
And she may have lost her mind but she hasn't lost her voice and it's magnificent here.
Give it a shot, folks.
- It's ok, r139, OP allowed us to name our favourite CDs, not just downloads. Although, my first Sinéad purchase was on vinyl!
Here's a live version of one of the new songs, "Take off your shoes", about one of DL's favourite topics, child abuse and its coverup by the Catholic church. She was talking about this when everyone else wanted her to shut up and pretend it never happened. Heavy topic, but fantastic song.
- Yppah - "Eighty One"
Stellar new electronic...
- At the moment I like One Direction's Up All Night. Nice uplifting and easy accessable pop for workout sessions.
I also like School of Seven Bell's Ghostory (I especially love Scavenger) and Burning Heart's Extinction (Into the Wilderness, Modern Times, Burn Burn Burn).
- Porcelain Raft's "Strange Weekend" is my favorite album of the moment.
- [quote]Class Actress - Journal of Ardency
I just discovered this in, of all places, a gay-porn clip. Went and bought the single off iTunes. Great retro-'80s/early-'90s feel.
- Sharon Van Etten, Tramp.
- The best of Brick, specifically Ain't Gonna Hurt Nobody to Get on Down
- [quote]But for people who make music and those who take it seriously songs come in groups.
So much baloney you must be Oscar Mayer.
- I had long given up on her, but the new Norah Jones album is really, really good. I like her new sound.
Give it a listen.
- Thanks to whoever posted about Widowspeak in one of these music threads. What a great fucking band! Love this album.
- LaVern Baker Sings Bessie Smith
- Cross dressers shouldn't be judged like this. You pack of racist homophobes.
I know you can't mean Compact Discs, because no one and I mean NO ONE, who isn't a douchebag has used them since 1999.
- Widowspeak are awesome, I've been a huge fan since I found a cover of Wicked Game on Bandcamp, when they just started up. Their album was my favorite record of last year.
- Love at the Bottom of the Sea by the Magnetic Fields. "Your Girlfriend's Face" is amazing.
- Quinn Marston- Can You Hear Me See Me Now.
- My favorite right now is St Etienne's new one "Words and Music."
Because "DJ" and "When I Was Seventeen" deserve to be huge hits...
- George Sarah -- Who Sleep the Sleep of Peace
I listen to it every night before bed. Totally relaxing and upbeat at the same time.
- The new album by Swedish band iamamiwhoami is fantastic.
- Not a CD, but Jim Thirlwell's "Here Comes The Rain" is on the top of my playlist.
- I am listening to Scott Baio
- lovin Quinn Marston, very kool.
- This new Hot Chip is fun.
Flutes is a great track!!!
- I like the new Hot Chip, too. I was always kind of on the fence with them but this is very good.
- The new album from The Wanted.
- The new Black Mountain, "Year Zero". It's a soundtrack to a Brazilian post apocalypse surf movie. Really great to fuck to.
- Santigold - Master of My Make Belief
- Girl gone wild
- TOPS - Tender Opposites
- Ice Choir's excellent debut album "Afar" is my current fav.
- OP, that is also one of my favorite videos of all time. I recommend everyone watch it in high quality full screen, especially if you are a science fiction fan--it's a neat little story told in about two minutes!
- I'm loving the new Cat Power...
- The Wanted 💿
- Miguel's new one is pretty stunning.
- Nothing. I like a selection of songs from some new albums. I haven't listened not a single album whose songs are all memorable and good.
- Shostakovich's String Quartets by the Jerusalem Quartet.
- I agree r174, I loved a few albums from the Spring, Scout Niblett, Shannon Wright and Dirty Beaches but summer and so far the Fall albums are all underwhelming.
I was really disappointed by Neko Case's new album, really dull and more like a collection of b-sides and out takes; same with Mazzy Star's new album, sounds like demos rather than a proper album.
- Yes, R176. Exactly.
To me, the best albums of September are Elton John's(The Divine Board) and Manic Street Preachers'(Rewind The Film)
In comparison to the other September music album releases, both of them maintain a couple of really good songs.
Did you like them?
- Ew...The Diving Board
- Janelle Monae - The Electric Lady
- Teeth of the Sea's new one "MASTER" is the coolest recording right now...