August 31, 2009

Music Rotation — 24 Aug

Posted in music at 6:14 pm by berzerkeleyan

For the week:

Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros “Up from Below” (2009)genre: Freak Folk.
Portishead “Third” (2008)genre: Electronic Paranoia. In heavy rotation at the moment.
Arctic Monkeys “Humbug” (2009)genre: British Rock. My six word review of Arctic’s Monkey’s latest: “When did Morrissey join the band?” I’m hoping this album will reveal itself over the coming weeks. But at the moment, it sounds as if adulthood has caught up with the lads from Sheffield. And I, unfortunately, miss their youthful sound.
The Bird And The Bee “Ray Guns Are Not Just The Future” (2009)genre: Techno Twee Pop.
Camera Obscura “Let’s Get Out Of This Country” (2006)genre: Twee Pop.
Calexico “Hot Rail” (2000)genre: American Southwest Indie.
Band Of Horses “Everything All The Time” (2006)genre: Americana.
Judas Priest “Screaming For Vengeance” (1982)genre: Metal.
Ash “1977” (1996)genre: Britpop.
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August 24, 2009

Music Rotation — 17 Aug

Posted in music at 10:15 pm by berzerkeleyan

For the week:

Harold Budd & Robin Guthrie “Mysterious Skin” Soundtrack (2005)genre: Ambient.
The Veils “Sun Gangs” (2009)genre: Emoschlock.
The Who “Live At Leeds” (1970)genre: Classic Rock.
Third Eye Blind “Ursa Major” (2009)genre: American Alternative Rock.
Gliss “Love The Virgins” (2006)genre: Shoegazer.
The Bird And The Bee “Ray Guns Are Not Just The Future” (2009)genre: Techno Twee Pop.
Mice Parade “Mice Parade” (2007)genre: American Indie.
Fleet Foxes “Fleet Foxes” (2008)genre: Americana.
Band Of Horses “Everything All The Time” (2006)genre: Americana.
Devics “Push the Heart” (2006)genre: Twee Folk.
Patrick Watson “Wooden Arms” (2009)genre: Canadian Indie Rock.
Holly Throsby “Under The Town” (2006)genre: Folk.

August 16, 2009

Music Rotation — 10 Aug

Posted in music at 9:13 pm by berzerkeleyan

For the week:

Billy Bragg & Wilco “Mermaid Avenue” (1998)genre: Americana.
Nouvelle Vague “Bande A Part” (2006)genre: Bossa Nova.
Blur “Blur” (1997)genre: Britpop.
Muse “Origin Of Symmetry” (2001)genre: Space Metal. The end of the Oughts is coming up fast. When it’s done, this will be close to the top of my list of favorite albums this decade.
Sara Lov “Seasoned Eyes Were Beaming” (2009)genre: Twee Folk.
Joy Division “Closer” (1980)genre: Post Punk.
Tahiti 80 “Wallpaper For the Soul” (2002)genre: French Alternative Rock.
Mindy Smith “Stupid Love” (2009)genre: Pop Country. This stuff isn’t normally my thing. But I find Mindy Smith’s voice irresistible. It is pure and true.
Steely Dan “Gaucho” (1980)genre: Jazz Rock.

August 9, 2009

Music Rotation — 3 Aug

Posted in music at 3:30 pm by berzerkeleyan

This week:

Isaac Hayes “Shaft” (1971)genre: R&B.
Gliss “Love The Virgins” (2006)genre: Shoegazer.
Foreign Born “Person To Person” (2009)genre: American Indie Rock.
The Bird And The Bee “Ray Guns Are Not Just The Future” (2009)genre: Techno Twee Pop.
Portishead “Third” (2008)genre: Electronic Paranoia.
Fiona Apple “Extraordinary Machine” (2005)genre: Chamber Pop.
Devics “Push the Heart” (2006)genre: Twee Folk.

August 3, 2009

Music Rotation — 27 Jul

Posted in music at 7:58 am by berzerkeleyan

For the week:

The Boxer Rebellion “Union” (2009)genre: neo-Post Punk Lite.
The Veils “Sun Gangs” (2009)genre: Emoschlock.
Gomez “Bring It On” (1998)genre: British Indie Rock.
Holly Throsby “A Loud Call” (2009)genre: Folk.
The Bird And The Bee “Ray Guns Are Not Just The Future” (2009)genre: Techno Twee Pop. At the rate I’m listening to this, it will be my #1 album of the year. I’m digging it a lot.
David Gray “White Ladder” (2000)genre: Folk Pop.
Gliss “Devotion Implosion” (2009)genre: Shoegazer. Fantastic three-piece outfit from L.A. They played last night at The Doug Fir, opening for The Warlocks and The Morning After Girls. IMO they were the best band of the night. Fans of Black Rebel Motorcycle Club would really like them. Highly recommended.