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Re: Today I listened to...
« Reply #10230 on: February 16, 2016, 06:45:15 PM »
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« Reply #10231 on: February 17, 2016, 08:21:43 AM »
so i see stuff about swans pretty often and i know a lot of people have a pretty high opinion of them, but ive never actually checked them out. i started with their first album yesterday and its got to be the most terrifying album ive ever heard. it sounds just like a nightmare. i would imagine if i were kidnapped and brought to some torture dungeon, they would be playing music like this. as horrifying as it is, i still found it pretty interesting. so minimal, yet so sinister. i cant really see myself rushing to play it again unless it was to scare the shit out of people on halloween or something. i thought this track was the most "enjoyable" if i can even call it that. the drums are pretty cool.




i did a little more research on them because i wanted to understand why people love this music so much and i found that their later albums are some of the most praised from their discography. i got almost halfway through "to be kind" on the way to work today, and this is definitely a lot more listenable. still challenging, but very interesting music. their buildups are really awesome. this is my favorite one so far.




anyone on here a fan and want to suggest an album or two. ill probably try "the seer" after i finish "to be kind".

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« Reply #10232 on: February 18, 2016, 07:15:44 AM »



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« Reply #10233 on: February 18, 2016, 09:20:39 AM »


buxtehude was bach's teacher, his work stands well against bach's, this one starts off strong, but gets a little too much by the end

the new gwen stefani song is so sick, tho

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« Reply #10234 on: February 18, 2016, 08:44:45 PM »
so i see stuff about swans pretty often and i know a lot of people have a pretty high opinion of them, but ive never actually checked them out. i started with their first album yesterday and its got to be the most terrifying album ive ever heard. it sounds just like a nightmare. i would imagine if i were kidnapped and brought to some torture dungeon, they would be playing music like this. as horrifying as it is, i still found it pretty interesting. so minimal, yet so sinister. i cant really see myself rushing to play it again unless it was to scare the shit out of people on halloween or something. i thought this track was the most "enjoyable" if i can even call it that. the drums are pretty cool.




i did a little more research on them because i wanted to understand why people love this music so much and i found that their later albums are some of the most praised from their discography. i got almost halfway through "to be kind" on the way to work today, and this is definitely a lot more listenable. still challenging, but very interesting music. their buildups are really awesome. this is my favorite one so far.




anyone on here a fan and want to suggest an album or two. ill probably try "the seer" after i finish "to be kind".

Fuck Yeah. Check out 'The Seer' Its a more recent album and equally as terrifying.

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« Reply #10235 on: February 19, 2016, 11:28:01 AM »


kicking myself in the ass for never hearing this album/comp. good shit.

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« Reply #10236 on: February 19, 2016, 04:06:10 PM »
so i see stuff about swans pretty often and i know a lot of people have a pretty high opinion of them, but ive never actually checked them out. i started with their first album yesterday and its got to be the most terrifying album ive ever heard. it sounds just like a nightmare. i would imagine if i were kidnapped and brought to some torture dungeon, they would be playing music like this. as horrifying as it is, i still found it pretty interesting. so minimal, yet so sinister. i cant really see myself rushing to play it again unless it was to scare the shit out of people on halloween or something. i thought this track was the most "enjoyable" if i can even call it that. the drums are pretty cool.




i did a little more research on them because i wanted to understand why people love this music so much and i found that their later albums are some of the most praised from their discography. i got almost halfway through "to be kind" on the way to work today, and this is definitely a lot more listenable. still challenging, but very interesting music. their buildups are really awesome. this is my favorite one so far.




anyone on here a fan and want to suggest an album or two. ill probably try "the seer" after i finish "to be kind".

Fuck Yeah. Check out 'The Seer' Its a more recent album and equally as terrifying.

People tend to like the later Swans records because they're more dark and goth sounding, especially the stuff with Jarboe.  

I fucking LOVE early Swans, particularly the first album Filth.  



You should definitely get the cd with both Filth and Body to Body on it... it has an amazing live track (Live at the Kitchen) from the Filth-era that is fucking brutal.  

Also check out Cop/Young God/Greed/Holy Money



this is one of my favorite Swans later-era tracks:




You also might want to dive into Michael Gira's other work, particularly the Angels of Light which I'm a huge fan of.  Way different than Swans... it's almost like post-rural American music but with that voice of his it's equally dark.

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« Reply #10237 on: February 19, 2016, 04:13:17 PM »
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Yeah that first one especially really had something. I remember posting "Devotion" here when it first leaked, and somebody said they liked it, but wished the singer didn't sound like a girl :-[

All their releases are quality, but they had some periods where things started sounding "samey". I listened to "Depression Cherry" today though, for the first time since it came out, and forgot how solid that album is. They've still got it.


And to JB: I remember being bummed as a kid, for buying "Pisces Iscariot", since it wasn't a "proper" album. I still listen to that "Landslide" cover sometimes, when I'm going through a thing with a girl.

Recently I've actually been listening to SP for the first time in awhile, but mostly "Adore" (love that album even though it didn't totally work), and working my way through "Mellon Collie..."
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« Reply #10238 on: February 19, 2016, 04:18:55 PM »
listening to some late 70's German punk, has the lo-fi garbage can sound that Americans didn't get hip to till the late 80's.  










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« Reply #10239 on: February 20, 2016, 08:24:08 AM »
this song came on college radio, i guess it segues into a kid's show on saturdays but it's so catchy i've had it in my head intermittently for months. found out who it is today, thanks modern world!!!!!!

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« Reply #10240 on: February 21, 2016, 06:54:32 PM »

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« Reply #10242 on: February 22, 2016, 06:39:50 AM »
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Yeah that first one especially really had something. I remember posting "Devotion" here when it first leaked, and somebody said they liked it, but wished the singer didn't sound like a girl :-[

All their releases are quality, but they had some periods where things started sounding "samey". I listened to "Depression Cherry" today though, for the first time since it came out, and forgot how solid that album is. They've still got it.


Totally agree. I like just about anything they put out but most of their newer albums I have to pick through to find that "one" song I really enjoy.

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« Reply #10243 on: February 22, 2016, 03:09:29 PM »
  I listened to Esg.  My friend showed me them, they're from the early 80s I think.
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« Reply #10244 on: February 23, 2016, 06:05:12 AM »
  I listened to Esg.  My friend showed me them, they're from the early 80s I think.



this band? i was actually listening to them on the way to work. if you like them, check out tom tom club if you havent already.



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Recently I've actually been listening to SP for the first time in awhile, but mostly "Adore" (love that album even though it didn't totally work), and working my way through "Mellon Collie..."


Adore doesn't get the attention it deserves. Maybe not as solid or hard hitting as siamese dream and mellon collie, but i think it has some of their best songs. ava adore is definitely in my top 5 pumpkins songs.

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« Reply #10245 on: February 23, 2016, 01:45:02 PM »

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« Reply #10246 on: February 24, 2016, 07:51:57 PM »
Went back and listened to a lot of Get Rich or Die Tryin and The Massacre and rediscovered my love for 50 Cent. I remember wanting to be him so bad at one point. When I was 17 or so I started hating 50 Cent and music alike and got all into "lyrical" rap for a bit and had the most pretentious and obnoxious attitude towards anything that wasn't like that. Thankful I never maintained that outlook cuz those people are the worst to talk to when it comes to music.

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« Reply #10248 on: February 25, 2016, 06:50:25 AM »
Went back and listened to a lot of Get Rich or Die Tryin and The Massacre and rediscovered my love for 50 Cent. I remember wanting to be him so bad at one point. When I was 17 or so I started hating 50 Cent and music alike and got all into "lyrical" rap for a bit and had the most pretentious and obnoxious attitude towards anything that wasn't like that. Thankful I never maintained that outlook cuz those people are the worst to talk to when it comes to music.


old 50 was tight.


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« Reply #10249 on: February 26, 2016, 12:05:42 AM »
I was all about 50 cent when that album came out, times really change haha. Also don't think this counts but i overheard a jagged edge song as i skated past a car dealership today, stopped for a minute to have a listen and some dude stink eyed me so i carried on my way

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« Reply #10250 on: February 26, 2016, 10:58:23 AM »
been on a power pop kick lately, but I will save those links for another day.

I've always dug "regional scenes", like when a certain part of the country gets hot for a year or two and there's an endless stream of great bands that get pumped out (and they all have a particular sound).

really into the early 90's lo-fi/garage/punk scene in Ohio, so many great bands at that time.














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« Reply #10251 on: February 28, 2016, 05:21:54 AM »
this song came on college radio, i guess it segues into a kid's show on saturdays but it's so catchy i've had it in my head intermittently for months. found out who it is today, thanks modern world!!!!!!


I'm about to download that song so I can play it into work. Feel like that song might pump me up for a job I hate. I have to pack my backpack every morning too.


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Been listening to "goo" a lot. Here's my favorite track from it.
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Mike-Mo is going to be one of the best if not the best skater of his generation. Barring some kind of career ending injury or drug addiction.

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« Reply #10252 on: February 28, 2016, 05:31:44 AM »


Such a good record, one of the best. I love how they punked everyone by dropping de la soul is dead too. I personally could have listened to one more "daisy age" record.
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« Reply #10253 on: February 29, 2016, 02:27:47 AM »


what is this modern day music?

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« Reply #10254 on: February 29, 2016, 07:28:28 PM »
I'm not even listening to that song cause I avoid drake as much as I can, but her song on the new Kanye is good

And yeah, that De La record is amazing obviously


But guy don't judge modern music off one song that's popular this week. There's contemporary people/groups making innovative and progressive music in every genre, all the time. Almost too much really, it's hard to keep track. And hell, sometimes there's even some pop/songs that get real popular, that still kinda kill it.

Tell me some stuff you like, and I bet I could turn you onto some stuff that came out in 2015 you'd be into.
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« Reply #10255 on: February 29, 2016, 10:44:47 PM »
Ive been on a bit of a Bruce Springsteen binge the last few days

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« Reply #10256 on: March 01, 2016, 02:03:17 AM »
I'm not even listening to that song cause I avoid drake as much as I can, but her song on the new Kanye is good

And yeah, that De La record is amazing obviously


But guy don't judge modern music off one song that's popular this week. There's contemporary people/groups making innovative and progressive music in every genre, all the time. Almost too much really, it's hard to keep track. And hell, sometimes there's even some pop/songs that get real popular, that still kinda kill it.

Tell me some stuff you like, and I bet I could turn you onto some stuff that came out in 2015 you'd be into.


Yeah I know. The problem with modern music is that it hasn't been filtrated like the music for past decades where you know whats the good stuff because all the shitty music has been forgotten. Lately I've been in this kind of African music but if you know some good Bauhaus like stuff I'm always interested!

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« Reply #10257 on: March 01, 2016, 05:14:36 AM »
Only Bauhaus I listened to was half of "she's in parties" right now, so i don't know how representative it is of their overall sound, but you might like this. Some similar elements, but it's more intense than that song at least.



I might just want another excuse to post this song, cause I put it in the shoegaze thread too

As far as keeping up on music, the quietus and drownedinsound are pretty solid sites. I like tinymixtapes  too, but sometimes they're annoying
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« Reply #10258 on: March 01, 2016, 08:18:41 AM »


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« Reply #10259 on: March 01, 2016, 01:43:59 PM »
ugly cassanova
new album from diiv...thanks youtube