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Re: What are you listening to at the present? (genres helpfu

by dsheinem Wed Nov 27, 2019 7:06 am

marurun wrote:So not really a top 40 songs so much as a top song by 40 artists.


They aren’t necessarily my “40 favorite songs of all time” or even my “40 favorite songs from each year” or “40 best songs by these artists”. For example, my favorite song from 1997 is/was probably “No Surprises” by Radiohead...but since I also have them in the slot for favorite song from 2000 (“Idioteque”), I went with another favorite from 1997 on the list instead (the Dylan tune). In another example, I don’t think “Wishlist” (1998) is my favorite Pearl Jam song nor is it their best, but if I went with something like “Yellow Ledbetter” (1992) or “Rearviewmirror” (1993) I’d have had to bump off other songs I liked better than those two from each of those specific years.


It’s all very arbitrary, and some years I could have easily put a dozen songs in the slot, but I wanted to have 40 different artists represented, so that was the easiest way to do it.
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Re: What are you listening to at the present? (genres helpfu

by BoneSnapDeez Wed Nov 27, 2019 10:24 am

High IQ playlist, dish.

I'll be in that 40+ club soon enough too......
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by prfsnl_gmr Wed Nov 27, 2019 11:31 am

I’ll be there in nine months... :(

On topic...my brother and I saw Tool in Raleigh on Sunday, and they put on a fantastic show. It was very different from the show I saw in 1998. Less metal and more bass-heavy, semi-psychedelic prog-rock. Accordingly, I am back listening to late-period Tool like Lateralus and 10,000 Days, and I really should pick up their new album.
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by dsheinem Sat Dec 07, 2019 11:28 am

List making continues...

Two related lists this time:

1) "40 Years - 40 Albums": one favorite album from each year, chronologically - https://www.discogs.com/lists/40-Years-40-Albums/541616

2) "40 Favorite Albums": My all-time Top 40 albums, in no particular order - https://www.discogs.com/lists/40-Favorite-Albums/541588

I took this list-making exercise as a chance to set up a Discogs account. I still need to add a ton of CDs, but if you are curious about what's in my vinyl collection, here's the link: https://www.discogs.com/user/dsheinem/c ... er=1927332
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by BoneSnapDeez Sat Dec 07, 2019 2:06 pm

Discogs, huh? I use Rate Your Music.

Discogs looks tempting though, mainly because of that marketplace section.

Nice vinyl playa.
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Re: What are you listening to at the present? (genres helpfu

by dsheinem Tue Dec 31, 2019 11:31 pm

My Favorite 20 Albums of 2019

What other new music were people into this year?
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by PretentiousHipster Sat Jan 04, 2020 4:04 pm

dsheinem wrote:My Favorite 20 Albums of 2019

What other new music were people into this year?


My top 20 of 2019:

1. The Caretaker - Everywhere at the End of Time (Simulated Dementia)
2. Sutcliffe Jügend - Relentless (Death Industrial)
3. ECCO2K - E (Alternative R&B)
4. Hannah Diamond - Reflections (Post- Vocal Trance)
5. Dorian Electra - Flamboyant (Bubblegum Bass)
6. Ifriqiyya Electrique - Laylet el Booree (North African Ritual Music with Industrial Metal)
7. Lukas Rickli - Fremde Zeit Addendum 5 (Modern Classical)
8. Ifernach - V. Wastow (Atmospheric Black Metal)
9. Ansome - Hounds of the Harbor (Industrial Techno)
10. Lim Kim - Generasian (Experimental Hip Hop)
11. These New Puritans - Inside the Rose (Goth Pop)
12. Shinichiro Yokota - I Know You Like It (Deep/Italo House, Sounds like it belongs in n64 era games)
13. FKA twigs - Magdalene (Art Pop)
14. Blanck Mass - Animated Violence Mild (Electro-Industrial Trance)
15. DJ Armok / DJ Bishop / Pillbox - Dungeon Rap: The Introduction (Memphis Rap/Dungeon Synth)
16. Hermann Nitsch - Albertina Quartett (Modern Classical)
17. Slayyyter - Slayyyter (A more bombastic and avant-garde Britney Spears)
18. Issam al- Hajj Ali - Mouasalat ila jacad el ard (70s Psychedelic Folk & Singer/Songwriter)
19. Departure Chandelier - Antichrist Rise to Power (Black Metal)
20. Michael Pisaro - Nature Denatured and Found Again (Nature Recordings)
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Re: What are you listening to at the present? (genres helpfu

by PresidentLeever Fri Jan 10, 2020 1:57 pm

I've been revisiting an older post-punk & new wave focused playlist recently, and the first two parts are basically finished. Enjoy!

postwave vol. 1 (1976-1984)
postwave vol. 2 (1985-1989)

I've also made more experimental focused versions separately:
https://open.spotify.com/playlist/6rC3S ... XK_FqGxmmw
https://open.spotify.com/playlist/3VFPF ... v1_Mw5jFoQ
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Re: What are you listening to at the present? (genres helpfu

by PretentiousHipster Fri Jan 10, 2020 2:04 pm

Post-punk can be great. I also do like the newer ones as well. Lots of essentials in your playlists there.

For that + new wave I would recommend P-Model's Perspective if you don't mind something on the more experimental side with really stylized singing (he sings off key all the time but I know this is intentional because his vocals in his other works are fantastic).

I LOVE the following: Have a Nice Life, 80s Swans, This Heat, Asylum Party, Bauhaus, Bodychoke, Gang of Four, Joy Division, P-Model, Red Lorry Yellow Lorry, The Sisters of Mercy, The Birthday Party, Nick Cave, The Fall, Iceage, Lizzy Mercier Descloux, Minimal Man, and Protomartyr.

A lot of it is goth but it is kind of post-punk.
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by PresidentLeever Fri Jan 10, 2020 2:13 pm

Cool, some stuff I haven't heard there! Will check it out.

There's a lot of overlap between the two, especially in the earlier period. Late 80s Sisters of Mercy and the 90s ripoffs of them aren't as interesting but can still be enjoyable on another level.
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