September 28, 2008

Music Rotation — 22 Sep

Posted in music at 8:44 pm by berzerkeleyan

This week, the following:

Duran Duran “Big Thing” (1988)genre: New Romantic.
Jeff Buckley “Grace” (1994)genre: Unclassifiable.
Delays “Everything’s The Rush” (2008)genre: British Pop.
Muse “Origin Of Symmetry” (2001)genre: Space Metal.
Bon Iver “For Emma, Forever Ago” (2006)genre: Folk. When the entire world’s population dies from a mass pandemic, this is how I imagine the last man will sound: lonely, quiet, beautiful.
The Veils “Nux Vomica” (2006)genre: Emoschlock. The Veils opened for Liam Finn at the Doug Fir this past Wed. They were fantastic. The only knock I had was that they didn’t play longer.
Serena-Maneesh “S-M Backwards” (2008)genre: Shoegazer. This is becoming my favorite new band.
Fleetwood Mac “Rumours” (1977)genre: 70’s Rock.
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September 21, 2008

Music Rotation — 15 Sep

Posted in music at 4:19 pm by berzerkeleyan

For the week:

Squeeze “Play” (1991)genre: English Pop.
Pink Floyd “The Wall” (1979)genre: Prog Rock.
Queensr├┐che “Operation: Mindcrime” (1988)genre: Metal. Twenty years later (TWENTY!!), this album still delivers. Hard.
Joni Mitchell “Don Juan’s Reckless Daughter” (1977)genre: Jazz Folk.
Shins “Oh, Inverted World” (2001)genre: American Indie Pop.
The Verve “Forth” (2008)genre: BritPop.
Serena-Maneesh “Serena-Maneesh” (2006)genre: Shoegazer. This has been the album I’ve listened to the most over the past year. If you’re a fan of the genre, you won’t be disappointed getting this.
Josh Rouse “Dressed Up Like Nebraska” (1998)genre: Easy Lis’nin’.

September 14, 2008

Music Rotation — 8 Sep

Posted in music at 3:39 pm by berzerkeleyan

For the week:

Mew “Frengers” (2003)genre: Prog Rock.
Dead Can Dance “The Serpent’s Egg” (1988)genre: World.
The Smiths “The Smiths” (1984)genre: Modern Rock.
Shelby Lynne “I Am Shelby Lynne” (2000)genre: Country R&B.
Lush “Spooky” (1992)genre: Shoegazer.
Primal Scream “Beautiful Future” (2008)genre: BritPop.
Delays “Everything’s The Rush” (2008)genre: British Pop. Not as good as their first two, but there are some gems on this one.
Kent “Tillbaka Till Samtiden” (2007)genre: Swedish BritPop.
The Verve “Forth” (2008)genre: BritPop.
Def Leppard “Hysteria” (1987)genre: Hair Metal.
The Cure “Three Imaginary Boys” (1979)genre: Post Punk.
Athlete “Tourist” (2005)genre: Emoschlock.
Journey “Journey’s Greatest Hits” (1985)genre: 80’s Pop.
Muse “Origin Of Symmetry” (2001)genre: Space Metal.

September 8, 2008

Music Rotation — 1 Sep

Posted in music at 9:40 pm by berzerkeleyan

Lots of oldies this week:

Dokken “Under Lock And Key” (1985)genre: Hair Metal.
Thompson Twins “Side Kicks” (1983)genre: New Wave.
Gene “Drawn To The Deep End” (1997)genre: BritPop.
Ivy “Apartment Life” (1997)genre: BritPop.
The Velvet Underground “The Velvet Underground & Nico” (1967)genre: Art Rock.
Morrissey “Bona Drag” (1990)genre: Fop Rock.
Cocteau Twins “Heaven Or Las Vegas” (1990)genre: Dream Pop.
Oasis “Definitely Maybe” (1994)genre: BritPop.
Organized Konfusion “Organized Konfusion” (1991)genre: Hip Hop.
The Style Council “Confessions of a Pop Group” (1988)genre: Pop Jazz.
Pet Shop Boys “Please” (1986)genre: Techno Pop.
Mansun “Six” (1998)genre: BritPop.
Mew “And The Glass Handed Kites” (2005)genre: Prog Rock.
Rooney “Rooney” (2003)genre: California Pop Rock.

September 1, 2008

Music Rotation — 25 Aug

Posted in music at 5:52 pm by berzerkeleyan

It’s been quite a while since I’ve posted anything. But there’s been a lot of good stuff on the rotation lately, and I felt compelled.

Donald Fagen “The Nightfly” (1983)genre: Progressive Pop Jazz.
Heliocentrics “Out There” (2007)genre: Hip Hop Free Jazz.
Dillard & Clark “The Fantastic Expedition Of Dillard & Clark” (1968)genre: Country.
Yeasayer “All Hour Cymbals” (2007)genre: Indie World.
Wu-Tang Clan “Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers)” (1993)genre: Hip Hop.
Neutral Milk Hotel “In the Aeroplane Over the Sea” (1998)genre: Indie.
The Verve “Forth” (2008)genre: Britpop. This sounds more like a Richard Ashcroft solo album than the Verve. But there are a couple of tracks that evoke their glory days. This will be in heavy rotation for a while.
The Veils “Nux Vomica” (2006)genre: Emoschlock.
The Style Council “Confessions of a Pop Group” (1988)genre: Pop Jazz.
Coldplay “Viva La Vida Or Death And All His Friends” (2008)genre: Emoschlock. A friend of mine had a debate the other day about this album. Is it insipidly pompous, or pompously insipid? My answer: yes.
Bon Iver “For Emma, Forever Ago” (2006)genre: Folk.
Badly Drawn Boy “About A Boy” (2002)genre: Emoschlock.
Kent “Tillbaka Till Samtiden” (2007)genre: Swedish BritPop.