What Are You Listening To? (9th Album)

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  1. Michael24

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    For the last few days, I've been obsessing over an L.A. band called Vintage Trouble. They released their first album in 2011, but I'd never heard of them until they performed last week on The Tonight Show. They are awesome! I love their old fashioned blues-rock sound. Frontman Ty Taylor embodies the spirits of Sam Cooke and Otis Redding, with maybe even a little Sammy Davis, Jr. thrown in for good measure.

    Can't wait to pick up their album and am looking forward to the second one coming out later this year.

    [video=youtube;cqnfXq6o_Fo]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cqnfXq6o_Fo[/video]
     
  2. Gatordragon

    Gatordragon Wanna bet?

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    :^: Nice song. I might look them up.

    I was on YouTube searching for the song, Runaround Sue and this was the first video that came up. It was not what I was looking for, but it's a nice surprise.

    [video=youtube;T-dxZ3_3oBs]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T-dxZ3_3oBs[/video]
     
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  3. Hanshotfirst1138

    Hanshotfirst1138 Singing drunken lullabies

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    Same Trailer, Different Park- Kacey Musgraves album which lives up to the achingly melancholy lead-off single which first interested me, "Merry-Go Round," a tale of Americana with a darker edge than the usual "small towns rule" shtick from lots of pop-country. Sort of like Taylor Swift with a bit more edge. She's not a great singer or dynamic performer, and the production is clean if unremarkable, but the songwriting is refreshingly frank. Musgraves tiptoes around topics like homosexuality, existisitential malaise, smoking weed, and even (Gasp!) casual sex with tactful frankness with is fairly surprising for a someone with such a mainstream bent. Some blues-tinged stuff, a little bit of folksy charm, some slightly overproduced pop, and some nicely sparse country. First mainstream album I've bought in a while, and surprisingly good.
     
  4. The Talon

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    I've been listening to lot of underground rap lately, and it caused me to discover Tech N9ne about a few weeks ago. He makes some pretty aggressive songs, stuff you would hear in Mortal Kombat or one of those UFC promos. I've usually been listening to more mellow songs for a while now from artists like Kendrick Lamar or Janelle Monae, but I'm definitely enjoying his work. It just gets my blood pumping so much, like it's tailor-made to listen to while working out or practicing a sport.

    It's also made me realize that there seems to be a new sub-genre of rap that's aiming towards attracting metal-heads, rappers like Tech N9ne, Death Grips, and even Kanye West's last album all are pretty good examples of this. I've never really been into metal myself expect maybe AC/DC, but i'm liking this new trend of rap (even though Limp Bizkit technically did it all the way back in the 90s). It makes me feel like the genre is getting a nice shake-up from the emotional era it's been in ever since Drake came along.

    [video=youtube;4v1zuIYNoFw]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4v1zuIYNoFw[/video]
     
  5. Harley

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    Hopefully you've seen their Letterman performance by now. That was really impressive.

    [video=youtube;Fam8cJw-IVg]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fam8cJw-IVg&feature=kp[/video]



    Also impressive, Too Many Zooz. I saw them playing recently at block party in the city.

    [video=youtube;FZu097wb8wU]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FZu097wb8wU[/video]
     
  6. gin sensei

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    Sia-1000 Forms of Fear
    I'm really liking it so far even though it's more of a "pop" record than I'm used to. However, Sia seems to be really enjoying herself on this album so you kinda get caught up in the fun.
     
  7. Gatordragon

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    I found this song in my recommended section on YouTube. I was not disappointed. It's like a mix of electro swing and rap, two of my favorite music genres.

    [video=youtube;kqjeNSNuNPM]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kqjeNSNuNPM[/video]
     
  8. The Talon

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    I've been listening to this non-stop since I saw Guardians last week.

    [video=youtube;2rgepWg4rzw]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2rgepWg4rzw[/video]
     
  9. Hanshotfirst1138

    Hanshotfirst1138 Singing drunken lullabies

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    Vinyl and 35mm forever :D! Oh, wait Kodak are going under :(.

    The Essential Johnny Cash- Though 36 songs on two discs hardly constitutes enough to cover even a portion of the half-century career of this genuinely extraordinary artist, this is still a nice collection which is lots of fun. Full of Cash's usual eclectic mix of primal rockabilly, weary, raw, blunt country and folk storytelling, & soulful gospel. Some jaunty novelties, powerful storytelling, ferocious energy, and surprising tenderness. Few artists anywhere could be as varied and still as powerful. It's amazing how vital the Sun Records stuff alone sounds after all these years. As these things go, it's pretty good, though of course it's only a small part of a much larger story.
     
  10. DarkAngel

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    Discovered Angus & Julia Stone recently, and have been listening to their albums on Spotify. Also, the JJ Cale tribute, The Breeze, from Clapton and friends.
     
  11. Gatordragon

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    My roommate introduced me to Spotify and I've been finding all kinds of songs to listen to. He also introduced me to this song that I've taken a big liking to. I listen to it at least once a week because I like it so much.

    [video=youtube;HGbW44AEHeM]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HGbW44AEHeM[/video]
     
  12. Kitschensyngk

    Kitschensyngk The kids are all wrong

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    Little Dragon's latest album Nabuma Rubberband is the musical equivalent of a bag of potato chips - I can't listen to any track on it just once.
     
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    Visceral Throne - The Amaranthine

    [video=youtube;buRtGB54WgQ]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=buRtGB54WgQ[/video]

    I'm listening to The Amaranthine by Visceral Throne. It totally rocks!
     
  14. Destiny of Awe

    Destiny of Awe Should update a lot of things

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    I've been listening to a lot of The World/Inferno Friendship Society and Rent (the musical, of course.)
     
  15. Michael24

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    13 years! That's how long I've waited for a new Garth Brooks album, and now I have his return, Man Against Machine, in my hands. And I'm loving it! Given how crappy the current state of country is, this is like a much-welcome breath of fresh air. Very much classic Garth in every way possible. Sounds like he never stopped making music and just easily picked up right where he left off.
     
  16. Gatordragon

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    I bet some of y'all heard of the horror game, Five Nights at Freddy's? Well this artist named The Living Tombstone made a song based on it that is sung from the perspective of the animatronics. You know, the ones that are trying to kill you? I think it's an interesting interpretation of why the animatronics act like that.

    [video=youtube;l18A5BOTlzE]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l18A5BOTlzE[/video]
     
  17. Viper

    Viper I'll Never Forget You Two!

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    I'm currently listening to my new Christmas CD...Idina Menzel: Holiday Wishes. It's a fantastic CD!!! I really loved her version of the Country song "All I Want For Christmas Is You". I also thought her "Baby, It's Cold Outside" duet with Michael Buble was great which included a hilarious ending! She really has a fantastic and lovely voice. I'm very happy I bought it!:D
     
  18. Perry

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    I'm listening to Daniel Johnston's Hi, How Are You: The Unfinished Album the entire way through for the first time.
     
  19. Gatordragon

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    This is how we take it to da house, boyos!

    [video=youtube;sPwICxjNvY4]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sPwICxjNvY4[/video]
     
  20. Destiny of Awe

    Destiny of Awe Should update a lot of things

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    I've finally decided to look into the musical "In the Heights," and I've fallen in love with it.
     

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