May 25, 2008

Music Rotation — 19 May

Posted in music at 7:07 pm by berzerkeleyan

For the week:

Hot Chip “Made In The Dark” (2008 )genre: Techno Geek.
Serena-Maneesh “Serena-Maneesh” (2006)genre: Shoegazer.
Stephanie Dosen “a lily for the spectre” (2007)genre: Folk.
Love “Forever Changes” (1967)genre: 60’s Flower Power.
Aldo Nova “Aldo Nova” (1981)genre: 80’s Synth Rock.
The Black Angels “Directions To See A Ghost” (2008 )genre: Neo-60’s Psychedelic Rock.
Powderfinger “Odyssey Number Five” (2001)genre: Foo Rock.

May 19, 2008

Music Rotation — 12 May

Posted in music at 4:02 pm by berzerkeleyan

For the week:

Tom McRae “Just Like Blood” (2003)genre: Folk.
Athlete “Beyond The Neighbourhood” (2007)genre: Emoschlock. It’s weird. I know this is a good album, yet I can’t seem to get into it. Everything I listen to has always had context to which I can associate it — an event, a person, or just an overall feeling. But not this one. This one has no anchor. I feel nothing when I listen to it. So it keeps slipping to the bottom of my virtual music pile.
Panda Bear “Person Pitch” (2007)genre: Indie Rock. Fans of Brian Wilson should pick this up without a single doubt about whether they’ll like it. They will.
Patrick Watson “Close To Paradise” (2006)genre: Canadian Indie Rock.
Stereophonics “Pull The Pin” (2007)genre: British Rock. Meh. Looks like the Kelley Jones formula is wearing a bit thin on this one.
Laika “Sounds Of The Satellites” (1997)genre: Dream Pop.
Garbage “Bleed Like Me” (2005)genre: Angry Grrl.
Muse “H.A.A.R.P” (2008 )genre: Space Metal. I was a little slow picking this one up. Outstanding live album. The DVD alone is well worth the cost. If I had a mere thimbleful of Matthew Bellamy’s talent, I’d die a happy man.
Hot Chip “Made In The Dark” (2008 )genre: Techno Geek.

May 11, 2008

Music Rotation — 5 May

Posted in music at 6:09 pm by berzerkeleyan

This week:

Lavender Diamond “Imagine Our Love” (2007)genre: Folk.
Hard-Fi “Once Upon A Time In The West” (2007)genre: Britpop.
The Human League “Dare!” (1983)genre: New Wave.
Hot Chip “The Warning” (2006)genre: Techno Geek.
Oasis “Don’t Believe The Truth” (2005)genre: Britpop.
Athlete “Beyond The Neighbourhood” (2007)genre: Emoschlock.
Pink Floyd “Wish You Were Here” (1975)genre: Prog Rock.
Kiss “Peter Criss” (1978 )genre: Rock.
Def Leppard “Hysteria” (1987)genre: Hair Metal.
JJ72 “JJ72” (2000)genre: Britpop.
The Brian Jonestown Massacre “Your Side of Our Story” (2004)genre: neo-60’s Psychedelia.
DEVO “Freedom Of Choice” (1980)genre: New Wave.