August 2, 2010

Music Rotation — 26 July

Posted in music at 4:25 pm by berzerkeleyan

This past week:

Villagers “Becoming A Jackal” (2010)genre: Chamber Folk. Beautiful debut album. It perfectly speaks to my now decidedly more mellow listening habits. In heavy rotation at the moment.
Spiritualized “Ladies & Gentlemen We Are Floating in Space” (1997)genre: Space Rock.
The Stone Roses “The Stone Roses (Collector’s Edition)” (1989)genre: Madchester. I never felt the original album was mixed all that well. I finally got my hands on this reissue (released last September), and boy does it make a difference! Everything sounds much clearer and better balanced. If you’re a fan, I highly recommend getting this.
Air “Love 2” (2009)genre: Electronic Chill.
The Verve “Urban Hymns” (1997)genre: Britpop. Think of all the great Britpop albums from the Nineties. Which ones do you still listen to regularly? For me, it’s this one and Blur’s “Parklife.” IMHO, both are essential pieces in any respectable music collection.
Rickie Lee Jones “Rickie Lee Jones” (1979)genre: Pop Jazz.
Rooney “Eureka” (2010)genre: California Pop.
Queen “The Game” (1980)genre: Glam Rock.
Travis “Ode to J. Smith” (2008)genre: Emoschlock. Being such a huge fan of their earlier work, I got this the day it came out. Unfortunately, back then the album didn’t take. Two years later, then, I thought I’d give it another go…
…nope, it’s still completely forgettable.
Explosions in the Sky “All of a Sudden I Miss Everyone” (2007)genre: Post Rock.
Ash “1977” (1996)genre: Britpop.
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