December 23, 2007

Music Rotation — 17 Dec

Posted in music at 6:55 pm by berzerkeleyan

This week:

Radiohead “OK Computer” (1997)genre: Electronic Prog Rock.
Ryan Adams “Easy Tiger” (2007)genre: alt.country.
Eminem “The Marshall Mathers LP” (2000)genre: Hip Hop.
Marvin Gaye “What’s Going On” (1971)genre: R&B.
The Verve “A Northern Soul” (1995)genre: Britpop.
Shins “Oh, Inverted World” (2001)genre: American Indie.
Elastica “Elastica” (1995)genre: Britpop.
Muse “Origin Of Symmetry” (2001)genre: Space Metal.
Engineers “Engineers” (2005)genre: British Bliss-Out.
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December 16, 2007

Music Rotation — 10 Dec

Posted in music at 8:07 pm by berzerkeleyan

For the week:

Kanye West “The College Dropout” (2004)genre: Hip Hop.
Scissor Sisters “Scissor Sisters” (2004)genre: Glam Pop.
Squeeze “Argybargy” (1980)genre: Modern Rock.
Ryan Adams “Easy Tiger” (2007)genre: alt.country.
Band Of Horses “Everything All The Time” (2006)genre: American Indie Rock.
Radiohead “In Rainbows” (2007)genre: Prog Rock.
Stephanie Dosen “A Lily for the Spectre” (2007)genre: Folk.
Lavender Diamond “Imagine Our Love” (2007)genre: Folk.
The Cure “Pornography” (1982)genre: Goth.
Doves “Lost Souls” (2000)genre: Britpop.
Love “Forever Changes” (1967)genre: 60’s Flower Power.

December 9, 2007

Music Rotation — 3 Dec

Posted in music at 4:03 pm by berzerkeleyan

For the week:

Stephanie Dosen “A Lily for the Spectre” (2007)genre: Folk.
Spoon “Gimme Fiction” (2005)genre: American Indie Rock.
Boston “Boston” (1976)genre: 70’s Rock.
Third Eye Blind “Blue” (1999)genre: Alternative Rock.
Squeeze “Cool for Cats” (1979)genre: Modern Rock.
Everything But The Girl “Amplified Heart” (1994)genre: British Pop.
Crosby, Stills & Nash “Crosby, Stills & Nash” (1969)genre: 60’s Folk Rock.
Mew “And The Glass Handed Kites” (2005)genre: Prog Rock.
The Brian Jonestown Massacre “Bravery Repetition & Noise” (2001)genre: Psychedelic Rock.
Bryan Ferry “Boys And Girls” (1985)genre: Modern Rock.
Elbow “Asleep In The Back” (2001)genre: Emoschlock.
Razorlight “Razorlight” (2006)genre: Britpop.
Gene Clark “No Other” (1974)genre: Country Rock.
The Zutons “Who Killed The Zutons” (2004)genre: British Rock.
Lush “Split” (1993)genre: Shoegazer.
Radiohead “In Rainbows” (2007)genre: Prog Rock. When Radiohead first offered this album on their website, letting their fans decide on how much to pay, I had doubts about the quality of the songs. But make no mistake. This is an outstanding album. Much less abstract than their previous two, I would argue that there are actually a couple of warm songs on it. I paid $4.50 for my copy. If you didn’t get a chance to choose your own price, it’s too late. As of this morning, that option is no longer available. You’re now left paying $12 for it on Amazon.

December 2, 2007

Music Rotation — 26 Nov

Posted in music at 6:51 pm by berzerkeleyan

For the week:

Delays “You See Colours” (2006)genre: British Pop.
The Black Angels “Passover” (2006)genre: Neo-60’s Psychedelic Rock.
Depeche Mode “Ultra” (1997)genre: Techno Pop.
Kelly Jones “Only The Names Have Changed” (2007)genre: Britpop.
“American Gigolo” Soundtrack (1980)genre: Mixed.
The Cars “Panorama” (1980)genre: New Wave. Their most underappreciated album.
Jenny Lewis & The Watson Twins “Rabbit Fur Coat” (2005)genre: Americana.
Arctic Monkeys “Whatever People Say I Am, That’s What I’m Not” (2006)genre: British Power Pop.
Band Of Horses “Everything All The Time” (2006)genre: American Indie Rock. I just recently heard “The Funeral” — one of the songs on this album — in a car commercial. Hmmm…sometimes I think I could make a solid living being the guy in an ad agency who chooses the music that accompanies commercials.
I’ve had their latest (“Cease to Begin”) for the past two months, but I’ve been too obsessed with this album to even start that one.
Embrace “Out Of Nothing” (2004)genre: Emoschlock.
Stephanie Dosen “a lily for the spectre” (2007)genre: Folk. This is starting to reach heavy rotation status. If you like your folk music, you won’t go wrong picking this up.