April 17, 2011

Music Rotation — 11 Apr

Posted in music at 8:08 pm by berzerkeleyan

This week:

The Phoenix Foundation “Buffalo” (2010)genre: Indie Rock.
EMF “Shubert Dip” (1991)genre: Madchester.
Al Green “Greatest Hits” (1975)genre: R&B.
Elbow “Build A Rocket Boys!” (2011)genre: Emoschlock.
Queen “News Of The World” (1977)genre: Glam Rock. …
Queen “Jazz” (1978)genre: Glam Rock. …
Queen “The Game” (1980)genre: Glam Rock. …would have listened to their entire catalog this week had I more time. I will never tire of their stuff.
Sarah McLachlan “Fumbling Towards Ecstasy” (1994)genre: Angrry Girl. …nor will I ever tire of this one.
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April 10, 2011

Music Rotation — 4 Apr

Posted in music at 7:32 pm by berzerkeleyan

For the week:

The Phoenix Foundation “Buffalo” (2010)genre: Indie Rock.
Depeche Mode “Songs Of Faith And Devotion” (1993)genre: Synth Rock.
David Bowie “The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars” (1972)genre: Glam Rock.
Eminem “The Slim Shady LP” (1999)genre: Hip Hop.
Groove Armada “White Light” (2010)genre: Electronica.
God Help The Girl “God Help The Girl” (2009)genre: Twee Pop.
Razorlight “Razorlight” (2006)genre: Brit Pop.
School Of Seven Bells “Disconnect From Desire” (2010)genre: Dream Pop.
Andrew Bird “Armchair Apocrypha” (2007)genre: Freak Folk.
Destroyer “Kaputt” (2011)genre: Canadian Indie Rock. I bought this? Oh dear. Big mistake.
Elbow “Build A Rocket Boys!” (2011)genre: Emoschlock.
Sufjan Stevens “The Age of Adz” (2010)genre: Freak Folk.
Depeche Mode “Ultra” (1997)genre: Synth Rock.
Editors “In This Light And On This Evening” (2010)genre: Neo Wave.
Thomas Dolby “The Golden Age Of Wireless” (1982)genre: New Wave.

March 20, 2011

Music Rotation — 14 Mar

Posted in music at 4:49 pm by berzerkeleyan

After a looooooonnnnngggg hiatus, for the week…

Massive Attack “Blue Lines” (1991)genre: Trip Hop.
Massive Attack “Mezzanine” (1998)genre: Trip Hop.
Razorlight “Razorlight” (2006)genre: Britpop.
Ian Brown “The World Is Yours” (2007)genre: British Techno-Psychedelia.
Dr. Dre “The Chronic” (1992)genre: Hip Hop.
Brendan Perry “Ark” (2010)genre: World.
Villagers “Becoming A Jackal” (2010)genre: Chamber Folk.
Elbow “Build A Rocket Boys!” (2011)genre: Emoschlock.
God Help The Girl “God Help The Girl” (2009)genre: Twee Pop.
Flight Of The Conchords “I Told You I Was Freaky” (2009)genre: Comedy.

September 27, 2010

Music Rotation — 20 Sep

Posted in music at 6:52 pm by berzerkeleyan

Over the past week:

Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti “Before Today” (2010)genre: Lo-Fi.
Interpol “Interpol” (2010)genre: Neo Post Punk.
The Stills “Logic Will Break Your Heart” (2003)genre: Neo Post Punk.
Serena-Maneesh “S-M 2: Abyss In B Minor” (2010)genre: Shoegazer.
Rufus Wainwright “Rufus Wainwright” (1998)genre: Modern Torch Song.
Ian Brown “My Way” (2009)genre: Techno-Psychedelia.
Mumford & Sons “Sigh No More” (2010)genre: Folk.
The Horrors “Primary Colours” (2009)genre: Gothic Shoegazer.
A Place to Bury Strangers “A Place to Bury Strangers” (2007)genre: Noise Rock. Not bad. As close to being a modern day version of The Jesus and Mary Chain as you’re gonna get.
Los Campesinos! “Hold On Now, Youngster” (2008)genre: British Indie Rock.
Massive Attack “Mezzanine” (1998)genre: Trip Hop.

September 20, 2010

Music Rotation — 13 Sep

Posted in music at 11:07 pm by berzerkeleyan

This past week:

Andrew Bird “Noble Beast” (2009)genre: Freak Folk.
The Stills “Oceans Will Rise” (2008)genre: Neo Post Punk.
School Of Seven Bells “Disconnect From Desire” (2010)genre: Dream Pop.
“Ken Burns Jazz, Disc 3” (2001)genre: Jazz.
The Black Angels “Phosphene Dream” (2010)genre: Neo-60’s Psychedelic Rock.
June & The Exit Wounds “”A Little More Haven Hamilton, Please”” (1999)genre: California Pop.
Ra Ra Riot “The Orchard” (2010)genre: Chamber Pop.
Lloyd Cole & The Commotions “Mainstream” (1987)genre: Modern Rock.
Punch Brothers “Antifogmatic” (2010)genre: Bluegrass. I’m really enjoying this album.
Dead Can Dance “Into The Labyrinth” (1993)genre: World.

September 13, 2010

Music Rotation — 6 Sep

Posted in music at 7:44 pm by berzerkeleyan

This past week:

Ra Ra Riot “The Orchard” (2010)genre: Chamber Pop. Nice follow-up to their debut album. I like it.
Punch Brothers “Antifogmatic” (2010)genre: Bluegrass. Better than the first Punch Brothers album. Definitely more accessible. Highly recommended if you like Nickel Creek. Also highly recommended if you enjoy listening to musical virtuosos having fun.
“Ken Burns Jazz, Disc 3” (2001)genre: Jazz.
Interpol “Interpol” (2010)genre: Neo Post Punk.
Stereophonics “Language Sex Violence Other” (2005)genre: Lad Rock.
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club “Beat The Devil’s Tattoo” (2010)genre: Shoegazer Blues.

September 7, 2010

Music Rotation — 30 Aug

Posted in music at 10:19 am by berzerkeleyan

For the past week:

Everything But The Girl “Temperamental” (1999)genre: Techno Pop.
Punch Brothers “Antifogmatic” (2010)genre: Bluegrass.
Prodigy “The Fat Of The Land” (1997)genre: Techno.
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club “Beat The Devil’s Tattoo” (2010)genre: Shoegazer Blues.
“Ken Burns Jazz, Disc 3” (2001)genre: Jazz.
Editors “In This Light And On This Evening” (2010)genre: Neo Wave.
The Dave Brubeck Quartet “Time Out” (1959)genre: Jazz.

August 23, 2010

Music Rotation — 17 Aug

Posted in music at 11:27 pm by berzerkeleyan

This past week:

Villagers “Becoming A Jackal” (2010)genre: Chamber Folk.
Spiritualized “Ladies & Gentlemen We Are Floating in Space” (1997)genre: Space Rock.
“Ken Burns Jazz, Disc 3” (2001)genre: Jazz. I’ve moved past the Swing era and am now listening to Bebop. This is the subgenre of Jazz I find most difficult to enjoy. I appreciate the technical brilliance of all the musicians. But boy, it sure is dense material. As Joseph II tells Mozart in Amadeus, “…too many notes.”
Everything But The Girl “Eden” (1984)genre: Pop Jazz.
Air “Love 2” (2009)genre: Electronic Chill.
Lush “Spooky” (1992)genre: Shoegazer.

August 16, 2010

Music Rotation — 9 Aug

Posted in music at 9:47 pm by berzerkeleyan

For the past week:

“Ken Burns Jazz, Disc 2” (2001)genre: Jazz.
Wild Beasts “Two Dancers” (2009)genre: British Indie Rock.
Athlete “Black Swan” (2010)genre: Emoschlock.
Spiritualized “Ladies & Gentlemen We Are Floating in Space” (1997)genre: Space Rock.
Rush “2112” (1976)genre: Progressive Rock.
Oasis “Dig Out Your Soul” (2008)genre: British Rock.
Villagers “Becoming A Jackal” (2010)genre: Chamber Folk.
Kaiser Chiefs “Off With Their Heads” (2008)genre: Lad Rock.
Kent “Tillbaka Till Samtiden” (2007)genre: Swedish Britpop.
June & The Exit Wounds “”A Little More Haven Hamilton, Please”” (1999)genre: California Pop.
Hard-Fi “Stars Of CCTV” (2005)genre: Lad Rock.
Cutting Crew “Broadcast” (1985)genre: 80’s Pop.
Dennis Wilson “Pacific Ocean Blue” (1977)genre: California Rock.

August 9, 2010

Music Rotation — 2 Aug

Posted in music at 10:46 pm by berzerkeleyan

Last week, the following:

Rush “Moving Pictures” (1981)genre: Progressive Rock.
The Specials “The Specials” (1979)genre: Ska.
“Ken Burns Jazz, Disc 1” (2001)genre: Jazz.
Echo & The Bunnymen “Ocean Rain” (1984)genre: Post Punk.
Sara Watkins “Sara Watkins” (2009)genre: Country Folk.

…<yawn>…

Spiritualized “Ladies & Gentlemen We Are Floating in Space” (1997)genre: Space Rock. I have heard a lot about this album over the years, and am only just now listening to it. I can hear why it’s so highly regarded.
Lloyd Cole “Antidepressant” (2006)genre: Folk Rock.
Brett Anderson “Slow Attack” (2009)genre: Chamber Folk. Oh boy, this is downright funereal. Way too heavy for me at the moment. I’ll have to come back to it when I’m in the mood.
Stephen Malkmus “Stephen Malkmus” (2001)genre: American Indie Rock.
Villagers “Becoming A Jackal” (2010)genre: Chamber Folk. In very heavy rotation at the moment.
Young Knives “Superabundance” (2008)genre: Power Punk. I’m finally getting around to listening to all the albums I’ve accumulated over the past few years. This is one of them. Excellent, excellent, excellent, excellent stuff. Fans of Arctic Monkeys, Kaiser Chiefs, etc. should give this a listen.
Oasis “Dig Out Your Soul” (2008)genre: British Rock.

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