February 22, 2009

Music Rotation — 16 Feb

Posted in music at 2:55 pm by berzerkeleyan

This week, the following:

Talk Talk “Spirit Of Eden” (1988)genre: Ambient New Wave.
The Killers “Day & Age” (2008)genre: Neo Wave. Though a step up from “Sam’s Town,” this doesn’t come close to their first. It will quickly disappear from my rotation.
Various Artists “Dark Was The Night” (2009)genre: American Indie.
TV On The Radio “Dear Science” (2008)genre: American Indie Rock.
Kings Of Leon “Only By The Night” (2008)genre: Southern Rock-n-Soul.
The Colourfield “Deception” (1987)genre: Modern Rock.
Led Zeppelin “Led Zeppelin II” (1969)genre: Hard Rock.
The Charlatans “Melting Pot” (1998)genre: Britpop.
Andrew Bird “Noble Beast” (2009)genre: Freak Folk. My favorite album at the moment. Wonderfully original, and beautifully engineered. Put this on and listen with headphones to blot out your cares.
Stereophonics “Language Sex Violence Other” (2005)genre: Britpop.
Thompson Twins “Here’s To Future Days” (1985)genre: New Wave.
Black Mountain “In The Future” (2008)genre: Neo-60’s Psychedelic Rock.

February 15, 2009

Music Rotation — 9 Feb

Posted in music at 7:10 pm by berzerkeleyan

For the week:

Arctic Monkeys “Whatever People Say I Am, That’s What I’m Not” (2006)genre: British Power Pop.
The Clash “London Calling” (1979)genre: Punk Rock.
Elbow “The Seldom Seen Kid” (2008)genre: Emoschlock.
Patrick Watson “Close To Paradise” (2006)genre: Canadian Indie Rock.
Paul Weller “22 Dreams” (2008)genre: Mod Rock.
Kent “Isola” (1998)genre: Swedish Britpop.
Nickel Creek “This Side” (2002)genre: NewGrass.
The Style Council “Café Bleu” (1984)genre: Pop Jazz.
Manic Street Preachers “The Holy Bible” (1994)genre: Protest Rock.
Ash “1977” (1996)genre: Britpop.
Bon Jovi “7800° Fahrenheit” (1985)genre: Hair Metal.
Kings Of Leon “Only By The Night” (2008)genre: Southern Rock-n-Soul.
The Beach Boys “Smiley Smile / Wild Honey” (1967)genre: California Pop.
Chapterhouse “Whirlpool” (1991)genre: Shoegazer.
Mice Parade “Mice Parade” (2007)genre: American Indie Rock.

February 8, 2009

Music Rotation — 2 Feb

Posted in music at 1:54 pm by berzerkeleyan

For the week:

Third Eye Blind “Out Of The Vein” (2003)genre: American Alternative Rock.
Zero 7 “the garden” (2006)genre: Downtempo.
Yeasayer “All Hour Cymbals” (2007)genre: Afro Pop.
Alec R. Costandinos “Romeo & Juliet” (1977)genre: Disco.
Kings Of Leon “Only By The Night” (2008)genre: Southern Rock-n-Soul.
Gomez “How We Operate” (2006)genre: Emoschlock.
The Cardigans “Gran Turismo” (1998)genre: Electronic Pop.
Dustin O’Halloran “Piano Solos” (2004)genre: Classical.
Ratt “Out Of The Cellar” (1984)genre: Hair Metal.
Vampire Weekend “Vampire Weekend” (2008)genre: Afro Pop.
Ra Ra Riot “The Rhumb Line” (2008)genre: American Indie.
Mansun “Attack Of The Grey Lantern [UK]” (1997)genre: Brit Pop.
The Style Council “Introducing The Style Council” (1983)genre: Pop Jazz.
Andrew Bird “Noble Beast” (2009)genre: Freak Folk.

February 1, 2009

Music Rotation — 26 Jan

Posted in music at 7:40 pm by berzerkeleyan

For the week:

Talk Talk “Spirit Of Eden” (1988)genre: Ambient New Wave.
Idlewild “Hope Is Important” (1998)genre: Brit Rock.
Punch Brothers “Punch” (2008)genre: Bluegrass.
Paul Weller “22 Dreams” (2008)genre: Mod Rock.
The Black Angels “Passover” (2006)genre: Neo-60’s Psychedelic Rock.
Department Of Eagles “In Ear Park” (2008)genre: Freak Folk. DoE played a show at the Doug Fir this week. It was remarkable. I’ve been thinking about it since. Of course, it didn’t hurt that the opening act, The Cave Singers, were just about as entertaining.
Badly Drawn Boy “About A Boy” (2002)genre: Emoschlock.
Minty Fresh Beats “Jaydiohead” (2009)genre: Hip Hop.
Ra Ra Riot “The Rhumb Line” (2008)genre: American Indie.
Laika “Sounds Of The Satellites” (1997)genre: Dream Pop.
The Style Council “Confessions of a Pop Group” (1988)genre: Pop Jazz.
Turin Brakes “Ether Song” (2003)genre: Modern Folk.
Friendly Fires “Friendly Fires” (2008)genre: Geeky Funk.