: What are you listening to?
Nov 9th, 2002, 04:51 PM
What music are you listening to right now?
The other thread got me thinking, movies are great, but what music are we all listening to?
Hopefully this thread can keep going for some time as we pick up new albums and can make new reccomendations.
Personally, I am a big Our lady Peace fan, but their new album is disappointing. having parted ways with Producer Arnold Lanni and joined up with Bob Rock (Metallica's producer of choice) their music has taken a turn for the...um..what is the word....radio friendly? Their previous albums were always so unique sounding, and now they sound a lot like everybody else.
I am very much so looking forward to the new Matthew Good album too. I got the chance to chat with Rich Priske (Bassist) a short while back and it sounds like it is going to be good.
My recomendation for this post however has to be Norah Jones. She is my age, MY AGE! but she has a huge talent for singing and writing, and her album "Come Away With Me" is very very worth the 16$ they are charging for it. She has a soft, beautiful, jazz voice, and her piano playing is just as good. I have no problem recomending this album to everyone here.
What are you listening to?
6 more to go.
Nov 9th, 2002, 05:32 PM
I have a wide variety in my iTunes.
Stuff like Goo Goo Dolls, Blink 182, Matthew Good lots of classic rock and then some real oldies. Sinatra, Dean Martin, Neil Diamond.
Roger Miller even (gasp) some Disco.
It is fun to put it on random play.
There is nothing like iTunes playing DJ when you get NO Doubt followed by Everclear fading into old Blue Eyes himself then Limp Bizkit.
Some of the mixes are better than you would think. tongue.gif others not.
BTW there is NO rap, hip-hop techno crap on there. Only real musicians that play actual instruments. :D
Nov 9th, 2002, 06:17 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by icemakk:
BTW there is NO rap, hip-hop techno crap on there. Only real musicians that play actual instruments. :D<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>
1. I thought you had some Eminem on your iBook?
2. No matter what you say, Rap is real music and it is NOT talking to music, and anybody that thinks it is, I challenge them to give it a try, it's not as easy as you may think (Daryl!!)
Nov 9th, 2002, 06:37 PM
Sorry, any music is real music, whether it's Mozart conducting an orchestra, Moby working the turntables, Eric Clapton playing his guitar, or Ray Charles playing his piano.
Just my thoughts.
Nov 9th, 2002, 07:02 PM
I've been listening to plenty of Matt Good and Everclear recently. Radiohead too.
Nov 9th, 2002, 08:25 PM
Most things Celtic and Cape Breton. Classical, folk - some jaz, No country altho bluegrass is fine, detest rap. Sitar and tambora raga (? not sure of the spelling), the tambura just fascinates me with it's dynamic range and strange hamonics.
A man or woman with a hamonica, a guitar and a voice and especially with a message is a delight for me.
Sometimes, ala Tracy Chapman, just a voice will do.
Theme albums with related songs in a variety of musical styles I enjoy and admire the effort undertaken.
Music, vocals that know the value of silence and anticipation get my nod.
Delirium, Fleetwood Mac "The Chain" notable for that.
Nov 9th, 2002, 09:11 PM
I'm stuck in the past, mostly '80s alternative.
Nov 9th, 2002, 09:32 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by coyote:
I've been listening to plenty of Matt Good and Everclear recently. Radiohead too.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>
What do you think of Matt Good's new song? In simple terms, me likey!
Nov 9th, 2002, 10:06 PM
A little of everything... Did I mention everything?
Mostly a mix of techno, trance, punk and the occasional alternative song thrown in... That and nearly every song Blink 182 has released... :D
Nov 9th, 2002, 10:32 PM
Massive HUGE U2 fan! Just picked up the best of U2 from 1990-2000. I have all the songs, but quite a few songs they remixed. Also the new song Electrical Storm which I love. Came with bonus CD with all B-sides and some crazy remixes. Also a bonus DVD with videos and preview of the new DVD coming out in December. Quite a collection for $24. I just love this band to death. My iTunes is full of every song, every B-side, with tons of live bootlegs. (U2 is ok with it.. they said so on their web site)
I love a bit of everything. Not a big rap fan, but some of Eminem's songs make my toes tap. You better lose yourself, in the music.. the moment.. you better never let it go No... I like that one.
I like supporting Canadian artists like Amanda Marshall, BNL, Alanis, Sarah.
Love falling to sleep to Enya. Love classical. Love techno with funky drum beats and bass. Love Sting. Love singing with my kids in the van on trips to Sharon Louis and Bram. Love all the Disney theme songs.. especially ones from Aladdin song buy Robin Williams. I love Abba and other Disco. Huge RUSH fan.
I like Kirk Franklin and other Black/Hip Hop Gospel. (No offense to white Gospel singers)
Don't like twangy country or Garth Brooks. Not a big folk fan. (Although according to iTunes, BNL is folk)
Nov 9th, 2002, 11:17 PM
Here's a few bands I've been listening to lately:
I'm sure there are others that I'm forgetting about, but these should suffice.
Nov 9th, 2002, 11:38 PM
First of all I just want to say that Led Zeppelin is the best. Nobody, rocks like they do. Jimmy Page is amazing. I love other classic rock bands too though, but Zeppelin is just beyond anyone else, they invented rock n roll and heavy metal... and other not so flattering genres.
With that said I also listen to lots of other stuff. I absolutely cannot stand bad music, which most of today's music is. Usually if its "hip" and popular modern music, I stay away, far, far away. Speaking of which.. what the heck happened to Bon Jovi? The new album sucks!
I love instrumental music. Heck some of my favourite CDs are the soundtracks to Braveheart and Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon.
I love classical music, I still think Beethoven's 5th is probably the best piece of music ever created, and I hate Beethoven for ruining the opportunity for all musicians so early in the running. :mad:
Of special note is the following band who fit into no category but their own: Pink Floyd. I love Shine On You Crazy Diamond, the half-hour version on the record is awesome! Wish You Were Here is another favourite.
Nov 10th, 2002, 01:51 AM
What do you think of Matt Good's new song? In simple terms, me likey!
The new Matt Good single is great! I'm really looking forward to hearing the album.
Of special note is the following band who fit into no category but their own: Pink Floyd.
Come Monday, I'll be playing The Final Cut.
Nov 10th, 2002, 01:58 AM
Well, we have wide variety of music interests I see. There was more cross over on the movies.
As for rap...Macdaddy, I will try it as soon as I gain the interest to do so.
Anyone check the thermometer in Hell lately? Is it dropping? tongue.gif
Nov 10th, 2002, 03:45 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by ehMax:
Just picked up the best of U2 from 1990-2000. ... Came with bonus CD with all B-sides and some crazy remixes. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>
Just a question, but is the 1990-2000 best of& B-sides a numbered special edition like the 1980-1990 one was?
Either way I will be picking it up tomorrow.
Oh, and that new Elvis #1's album is sweeeeeet!
Nov 10th, 2002, 08:02 AM
The new U2 best of came out as two versions. There is a number double disc set. The second disc is rarities, plus there is the dvd. It's been limited to 200,000 copies. Then there is the regular edition which is a single disc, the greatest hits, which is the same as disc one of the double disc set.
Nov 11th, 2002, 01:07 AM
I am a huge Tragically hip fan. The new album, "In Violet Light" is something to check out. Keep in mind if you haven't heard anything of there's since Fully Completely your in for a change. I'm also in to the Red Hot chili Pepers. I thought "Californication" was a great album only to have my opinion on there work rise when "By the way" came out. If you haven't heard it yet then do so, it wont disapoint.
Hey Posterboy, whats on the new U2 DVD? All there vids I am guessing but is there anything else? smile.gif
Nov 11th, 2002, 06:53 AM
i have 23gig of music on my drive and between itunes and megaseg i never run out of tunes , everything from 70's- trance but no elevator music or clasical . some rap mostly techno , bass , 80's but when mp3's start repeating them selves i just start playing some music vids i have , about 200 of them again a good mix but no clasical/elevator
thought i would start talking to you fine mac users
ounce you go mac you never go back smile.gif
Nov 11th, 2002, 12:09 PM
Just like the Best of 1980-1990 set, except there wasn't a DVD in that one.
Booyah! I bought it today.
Nov 11th, 2002, 12:19 PM
I got the new Foo Fighter's CD. It also comes with a limited edition DVD. However, despite being a huge Foo fan, I'm not that impressed with the selection of songs.
For now I prefer Limewire for getting my songs. Most albums I don't feel warrant being bought because only 2 or 3 songs are any good. U2 albums - along with a few other artists - are an exception. :cool:
Nov 12th, 2002, 02:28 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by timmer:
Hey Posterboy, whats on the new U2 DVD? All there vids I am guessing but is there anything else? smile.gif<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>
I have not yet had a chance to check it out,, but according to the back of the sleeve:
Video for "The History Mix"
U2 the Best of 1990-2000 DVD Trailer
Please - Live Mural Cut (Filmed in Helsinki, 9 August 1997)
Beautiful Day - EZE version
I will more than likely be watching it tomorrow on my day off.
Nov 13th, 2002, 02:39 AM
I mostly listen to Rock, both new and old. I almost never listen to Hip Hop or RAP....but the other day, while surfing through my satellite service, I came across something quite new. It was on a Christian broadcast channel. Apparently they have decided that the best way to reach the younger listeners was to co-opt RAP and make it their own. (They did this with Rock a few years back)
The sound was a lot like RAP and the singers were grabbing their crotches quite a bit and displaying a bit more "attitude" than most of the viewers would expect to see on...say...100 Huntley Street. (interestingly enough, it actually WAS on 100 Huntley Street!)
Anyhoo...they apparently call this new musical genre "Christian RAP" or CRAP, for short.
I think it might just catch on! Any of you out there listening to CRAP these days?
C'mon....fess up. We know yer out there!
I can see the headlines now...."CRAP Music Tops the Charts!!" or, maybe...."All Of The Nations Youth Are Listening to CRAP!!"
Could be the next big thing, eh? ;)
Nov 13th, 2002, 04:18 PM
My musical tastes are all over the map. Since PosterBoy did ask, "What are you listening to right now?" though, here's my list from the last week or so:
Butthole Surfers: Elecric Larryland
Rolling Stones: Exile On Main Street
Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young: So Far
Chris Knight: Chris Knight
Counting Crows: Recovering the Sattelites
Mike Plume Band: Song and Dance Man
Barstool Prophets: Crank
Warren Zevon: Exciteable Boy
Fiona Apple: Tidal
Holst: The Planets
The B-52's: The B-52's
Little Feat: Dixie Chicken
Robert Gordon with Link Wray: Fresh Fish Special
John Hiatt: Greatest Hits
Rory Block: Mama's Blues
Nov 15th, 2002, 09:37 AM
Omigod, Macnutt... I nearly lost bladder control over your last post...
Nov 15th, 2002, 08:13 PM
Gee am I ever behind the times. My 30 hrs. itunes library consists of
Mostly jazz, Sarah Vaughn
Don Byas (the Best Tenor Sax)
Can't stand hip hop or rap
Nov 16th, 2002, 01:40 AM
What...no CRAP lotus? You gotta try it, honest! It's a relief from the run of the mill stuff. tongue.gif
A buddy of mine heard some the other day and remarked "that music sounds like sh*t!" I said "no, man it's not sh*t...it's CRAP."
(somebody stop me!) :eek: