January 29, 2008

Music Rotation — 21 Jan

Posted in music at 12:41 am by berzerkeleyan

For the week:

Patrick Watson “Close To Paradise” (2006)genre: Canadian Indie Rock.
Turin Brakes “Dark On Fire” (2007)genre: Folk. First listen of their new album…they’ve expanded their instrumentation, including a little synthesizer into their trademark acoustic sounds. And the magic’s still there. This duo has created another quality album.
Dr. Dre “The Chronic” (1992)genre: Hip Hop.
Martin L. Gore “Counterfeit²” (2003)genre: Electronic Emoschlock.
Embrace “Drawn From Memory” (2000)genre: Emoschlock.
Ryan Adams “Easy Tiger” (2007)genre: alt.country.
Band Of Horses “Everything All The Time” (2006)genre: American Indie Rock.
Catherine Wheel “Ferment” (1992)genre: Shoegazer.
Ryan Adams & The Cardinals “Follow The Lights” (2007)genre: alt.country.
Hard-Fi “Once Upon A Time In The West” (2007)genre: British Arena Rock.
Stars “Set Yourself On Fire” (2005)genre: Canadian Indie Rock. It took a couple of years, but this album has finally clicked for me. It must be the result of my current mental state. Outstandingly bittersweet.
Magnet “The Simple Life” (2007)genre: Space Folk.
Death Cab For Cutie “Transatlanticism” (2003)genre: American Indie Rock.

January 21, 2008

Music Rotation — 14 Jan

Posted in music at 7:29 pm by berzerkeleyan

For the week:

Paul Weller “Stanley Road” (1995)genre: Northern Soul.
Big Star “Third/Sister Lovers” (1975)genre: Early Indie Rock.
The Arcade Fire “Neon Bible” (2007)genre: Indie Chamber Rock.
Hot Chip “The Warning” (2006)genre: Geeky Techno.
Interpol “Our Love To Admire” (2007)genre: Modern Goth.
Collective Soul “Dosage” (1999)genre: Alternative.
The Verve “Urban Hymns” (1997)genre: Britpop.
Hard-Fi “Once Upon A Time In The West” (2007)genre: British Arena Rock. This has quickly become the top album in my rotation. Full of big, infectious, anthemic songs, this is one you can’t help but belt out when driving the car. Very highly recommended.

January 13, 2008

Music Rotation — 7 Jan

Posted in music at 9:18 pm by berzerkeleyan

I recently took a new position at work: Product Manager. So far, it’s kicking my ass. I haven’t had time to post anything, or do much else except work. Even despite having a Holiday Break, I still felt compelled to punch in hours that week.
So, with that, the music:

Bruce Springsteen “Darkness On the Edge of Town” (1978)genre: Rock.
Richmond Fontaine “Post To Wire” (2003)genre: alt.country.
Lavender Diamond “Imagine Our Love” (2007)genre: Folk.
Leaves “breathe” (2002)genre: Emoschlock.
Espers “II” (2006)genre: Freak Folk.
Rooney “Calling The World” (2007)genre: California Pop.
Ryan Adams “Easy Tiger” (2007)genre: alt.country.
João Gilberto “The Legendary João Gilberto” (1958)genre: Bossa Nova.
Garbage “Bleed Like Me” (2005)genre: Angry Grrl.
Turin Brakes “The Optimist LP” (2001)genre: Folk.
Shelby Lynne “Love, Shelby” (2001)genre: Adult Contemporary.
The Brian Jonestown Massacre “Bravery Repetition & Noise” (2001)genre: post-60’s Psychedelia.
Air “Pocket Symphony” (2007)genre: French Electronic Pop.
Radiohead “In Rainbows” (2007)genre: Electronic Prog.
Gomez “How We Operate” (2006)genre: Emoschlock.