OT: What are you listening to?

Submitted by YakAttack on May 14th, 2018 at 10:29 PM

I haven't seen one of these in a while, so here we are. My favorite rapper, Royce Da 5'9'' has released two albums recently. Prhyme 2 and The Book of Ryan. I also like moody indy rock.




KC Wolve

May 15th, 2018 at 8:27 AM ^

Sorry to hijack this a bit but I am also wondering what services people use? I am pretty terrible at finding music and listen to the same stuff over and over. I am deep in the Apple ecosystem so I bought a year of Apple Music. They recommend the same playlists every damn day. I keep trying to select different artists and say I “love” songs to build up my profile, but it is the same recommendations every day???


May 15th, 2018 at 10:35 AM ^

Outside of the fact that Tool isn't on there everything else is...

I coach hockey and we let the kids pick songs before each game.  I love apple music because we have found everything from 'its raining tacos' to 'no money'

Craptain Crunch

May 15th, 2018 at 8:44 AM ^

While I do not smoke MJ, I am "inhaling" a lot of the stoner music genre. Many of it is instrument which I dig. There are some great youtube channels that specifically post music from these types of bands from all over the world. 

Here's one TUBER



May 15th, 2018 at 9:29 AM ^

These are the songs I've collected over the past few years listening to Blues/Funk/Soul/[Bluegrass?]/Rock on Spotify.  Lot of hidden gems.
Pecan Pie (Remastered Album Version) Golden Smog
The Mummy Benji Hughes
New York Groove Ace Frehley
Your Lips Olu Dara
Bron-Y-Aur Stomp Led Zeppelin
Work Song Dan Reeder
Bitch, I Love You Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears
Bang! Bang! Joe Cuba
That Lady - Pt. 1 & 2 The Isley Brothers
Hit 'Em Up Style Carolina Chocolate Drops
Handclapping Song Killer Meters
50 Lashes Floating Action
We Are Sex Bob-Omb Sex Bob-Omb
Up Jumped The Devil - Original Mix Soledad Brothers
Keep On Shining Curtis Harding
Can't Let Go Lucinda Williams
American Music Violent Femmes
Groove Me King Floyd
Run Kill It Kid
The Middle Bosco Rogers
Snatching It Back Clarence Carter
Mr. Big Stuff Jean Knight
Run Fay Run Isaac Hayes
Land Of 1000 Dances Wilson Pickett
Mustang Sally Wilson Pickett
In The Midnight Hour Wilson Pickett
Green Onions Booker T. & the M.G.'s
Knock On Wood Eddie Floyd
I'll Take You There The Staple Singers
Lady, You Shot Me Har Mar Superstar
Poor People's Store Shinyribs
Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out Bruce Springsteen
Them Changes Buddy Miles
Apache The Sugarhill Gang
Funk #49 James Gang
Walk Away James Gang
Move By Yourself Donavon Frankenreiter
Your Little Hoodrat Friend The Hold Steady
I Really Need Love The Bees
Chicken Payback The Bees
Suit Boom! Bap! Pow!
When It Rains It Poors Twiddle
Honolulu Blues Craig Finn
Hey Lover Blake Mills
Lovin' In My Baby's Eyes Leftover Salmon
We're Far Enough from Heaven Now We Can Freak Out (Dirty Virgin) Deep Cotton
Ain't Got No Home Clarence "Frogman" Henry
King Of The Road - Single Version Roger Miller
Number 9 Moon Hooch
Heartbroken, In Disrepair Dan Auerbach
Ballad Of John and Yoko (Live from Washington, DC 1/25/2012) Widespread Panic
Love Letter Clairy Browne & The Bangin' Rackettes
Alabama Chicken Sean Hayes
Tobacco Road The Nashville Teens
Don't Let Me Fall The Relatives
I Want to Take You Higher Sly & The Family Stone
Getting Over Your Love Holy Ghost Tent Revival
Ocean Bonerama
Let's Get High Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros
Hard To Handle Otis Redding
Roadrunner (Twice) Jonathan Richman & The Modern Lovers
Right State of Mind Holy Ghost Tent Revival
Steamboat Holy Ghost Tent Revival
Hammer Fell Holy Ghost Tent Revival
Green Rocky Road Spirit Family Reunion
Wake Up, Rounder! Spirit Family Reunion
The Night Replaced the Day Spirit Family Reunion
The Weight Aretha Franklin
The Corner Man Barrence Whitfield & The Savages
Queen Bitch - 1999 Remastered Version David Bowie
Only For You Heartless Bastards
Sway Heartless Bastards
Parted Ways Heartless Bastards
You Ain't No Good The Bamboos
On The Sly The Bamboos
The Wilhelm Scream - feat. Megan Washington The Bamboos
I Got Burned - feat. Tim Rogers The Bamboos
Where Does The Time Go? - feat. Aloe Blacc The Bamboos
The Outsider Lack Of Afro
Pushin' On - feat. Alice Russell The Quantic Soul Orchestra
Making Gestures The Pack a.d.
Goin' Home Dan Auerbach
Little Black Star Hurray For The Riff Raff
The Ills Mayer Hawthorne
Hoodoo Voodoo Billy Bragg
When They Fight, They Fight Generationals
I Wanna Make It Wit Chu Desert Sessions
Memory Lane Eddy Current Suppression Ring
Do Whatcha Wanna Rebirth Brass Band
Like Yesterday Monophonics
Shotgun Jr. Walker & The All Stars
Catamaran Allah-Las
Wild Mountain Nation Blitzen Trapper
Feeling You Got El Rego
You Can’t Be Told Valerie June
It's Your Thing The Isley Brothers
Pusherman Curtis Mayfield
Whole Wide World Wreckless Eric
The Traveller Part Two The Haggis Horns
Oh, Alberta Elliott Brood
Rubberneck Speedometer
Kool And The Gang Speedometer
Giggle 6ix Toys
Little Miss Funky Sole Breakestra
More Mess On My Thing The Poets Of Rhythm
One Day Kings Go Forth
Easy To Come Home Dojo Cuts
One for the Trouble Lack Of Afro
Getting Kinda Boring Lack Of Afro
Freedom (feat. Jack Tyson-Charles) Lack Of Afro
Time Is On My Side Irma Thomas
Cooking Up Something Good Mac DeMarco
Nothing But A Heartache The Flirtations
Cornbread And Butterbeans Carolina Chocolate Drops
Genius of Love - Live Tom Tom Club
Use Me - Single Version Bill Withers
Shot Down The Sonics
Jam Man Chet Atkins
Why Don´t You Do It Little Barrie
Hit Or Miss - Live Odetta
Apache Incredible Bongo Band
Orange Juice Stanley Brinks and The Wave Pictures
Season of the Witch - 2002 Remix w/o Horns Al Kooper
All My Loving The Almighty Defenders
Vibe so Hot Benji Hughes
Physical The Glimmers
My Babe - Single Version Little Walter
Engine Number 9 - Single Version Wilson Pickett
I'm Shakin' Little Willie John
Take Yo' Praise Camille Yarbrough
Prizefighter Eels
Sweet Dreams Are Made Of This The Soul Rebels
Sexy Weekend Scoundrels
Hold On, I'm Comin' Sam & Dave
That Lady, Pts. 1 & 2 The Isley Brothers
Signed, Sealed, Delivered (I'm Yours) Stevie Wonder
Got To Give It Up (Pt. 1) Marvin Gaye
Just Dropped In (To See What Condition My Condition Was In) Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings
Tell Me Something Good Rufus Featuring Chaka Khan
Express Yourself Charles Wright & The Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band
Money (That's What I Want) - Single Version / Mono Barrett Strong
30 Days In The Hole Humble Pie
Call the Police Oblivians
Subway Joe Joe Bataan
I Heard It Through The Grapevine The Slits
Time > Breathe Reprise > Greensky Bluegrass
The Hipster Black Joe Lewis
Quiet Whiskey Wynonie Harris
Tres Tres Chic Mocean Worker
Right Now (feat. Rahsaan Roland Kirk) Mocean Worker
More News from Nowhere Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
Soul Finger The Bar-Kays
But It's Allright J. J. Jackson
I Am a Man of Constant Sorrow Blitzen Trapper
Family Rap Breakestra
Here Come the Girls Toussaint
Million Dollar Bill Middle Brother
Here Comes The Judge Pigmeat Markham
Silverlake (K.S.O.F.M.) Eagles Of Death Metal
Livin' In The Jungle Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears
Get Yo Shit Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears
Booty City Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears
Sugarfoot Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears
Black Snake Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears
(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction - Booji Boy Version DEVO
Better Things Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings
Get It Buffalo Killers
Tighten Up - Pt. 1 Archie Bell & The Drells
Street People Bobby Charles
Back in the 90's Grouplove
Tongue Tied Grouplove
Sookie Sookie - 2002 Digital Remaster Grant Green
Ooh La La Arms
Land of the Freak King Khan and the Shrines
Let My Baby Ride R.L. Burnside
I Heard Ramona Sing Frank Black
By Your Side Beachwood Sparks
We Hate You Please Die Crash and the Boys
I'm So Sad, So Very, Very, Sad Crash and the Boys
Garbage Truck Sex Bob-Omb
It's Getting Boring By The Sea Blood Red Shoes
Threshold Sex Bob-Omb
Summertime Sex Bob-Omb
Help I'm Alive Metric
Memory Lane Eddy Current Suppression Ring
Tandem Jump Jonathan Richman
Falling Rain Reigning Sound
Stormy Weather Reigning Sound
Never Coming Home Reigning Sound
Hey Sa-Lo-Ney The Detroit Cobras
Cha-Cha Twist The Detroit Cobras
Calvin The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion
Good Man Heavy Trash
Look Good In Leather Cody Chesnutt
Wreck My Flow The Dirtbombs


May 15th, 2018 at 10:31 AM ^

But really,  KOD is really good and 'This is America' has become a talking point from NPR to my classroom.

There is some good music out there right now...

My son is on a weird Al kick.  Which is pretty cool cause it takes me back to my youth.




May 15th, 2018 at 12:25 PM ^

The phryme album and Royce solo albums were big dissapointments to me. I was looking forward to Phryme 2 because dj premier is one of the best to do it, but like 95% of hip hop nowadays, it just bores me and the beats were not great. J cole’s album is decent, but it bores me to death too. He is the Golf of hip hop, always seems to put me to sleep. The new Czarface is really good, the God Fahim is nice with it. Mostly I’ve been dusting off the classic hip hop. Really anything from 94 can be played and I’ll be happy. I just heard Nas Illmatic performed with the national symphony orchestra. That is easily the best shit out right now, especially in hip hop.


May 15th, 2018 at 2:37 PM ^



   Tell Me I'm Pretty

Saw them at Lollapalooza last August & I'm still finding something new in their music.


May 15th, 2018 at 3:39 PM ^

Always old-school death metal. Give me some Autopsy, Demilich, Morbid Angel, Massacra... the list goes on and on. There were so many good bands in the late 80's/early 90's that, if you ask me, are timeless. 

Wolverine in 312

May 15th, 2018 at 4:08 PM ^

Propaghandi, the Lawrence Arms and Dillinger Four. If you want to listen to a song about how much of a dipshit Don Cherry of hockey night in Canada is, listen to Dear Coach’s Corner and read the lyrics.


May 15th, 2018 at 5:36 PM ^

James Comey. I don't listen to music as much anymore but occassionally I'll hear something that I like. Rod Stewart's version of "I'm losing you" comes to mind


May 15th, 2018 at 6:14 PM ^

Lots of David Bowie after visiting the "David Bowie Is" memorial/experience.  Relevent lyric for Michigan fans:

"Planet Earth is blue, and there's nothing I can do . . . "

Fab and Fresh

May 15th, 2018 at 8:26 PM ^

Tee Grizzley - Activated

Pouya - Five Five

Pouya & $uicideboy$ - $outh $ide $uicide

Lil Peep - Come Over When You’re Sober

Rob $tone - Young Rob $tone

XXXTentacion - ?


May 15th, 2018 at 8:58 PM ^

I don’t think Steven Wilson’s ‘To The Bone’ has exited my rotation yet since it was released in August 2017. Other than that, been listening to a ton of stuff in the Wayfaring Strangers series on vinyl. Anyone else dig those?

Like It's 19BBY

May 16th, 2018 at 5:55 AM ^

I’m a fan of Royce’s old stuff, but he’s fallen off since. Too many references to Jay-Z and Nas and it seems like he’s always reaching on punchlines.

Listening to anything produced by Apollo Brown. Anything with Oddisee. Then all the older underground/alternative Hip Hop. Little Brother, Slum Village, The Roots, The Left, All West Coast 90’s and East Coast 90’s. Kanye before he got weird. Anything during the 2000s Neo Soul era of Hip Hop.