OT: Friday "What are You Listening To?" Thread

Submitted by icefins26 on August 3rd, 2012 at 11:23 AM

It's been awhile since we've had an off-topic music thread (and switching it up from the drinking threads), so here goes:

I'm on a huge Dawes, Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros and Alabama Shakes kick.

What is everyone listening to on this fine Friday?





August 3rd, 2012 at 11:54 AM ^

Here are some of my current favs. Keep in mind I like a broad spectrum of music.

Trap Music - Heads Will Roll (Kid Kamillion Edit) - http://soundcloud.com/kid-kamillion/heads-will-roll-kid-kamillon

Dubstep/Rap - Trung (Skrillex & Wale) - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bp688Frcm-0

Remix/Party/Country - Red Solo Cup (Toby Keith/DJ Kue)  - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JvFMyU-2tCE

Alternative/Rock - Heart of a Lion (The Griswolds) - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hz30ecJAbFA

General/Electronic - Unconsolable (Samsa Remix) - http://soundcloud.com/iamsamsa/ambassadors-unconsolable-arol

Rock/Alternative/Sounds just like The Strokes - Gimme Twice (The Concept) - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bVvSfgiyCG8

80's Chase Scene/Rap/Upbeat - 5 O'Clock (T-Pain, Whiz, DWNTWN) - http://soundcloud.com/dwntwnmusic/t-pain-5-oclock-ft-wiz-khalifa

Depressing/Radioheadish/Innapropriate Muppet Video - Summer Music (Advance Base) - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EouoRCvg9EE

Alternative - Concrete Bed (Nada Surf) - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=puRebLiMMRY

Cover Song - Last Friday Night (The Vaccines/Katy Perry) - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K-GqYP-QFXg


August 3rd, 2012 at 12:05 PM ^

Is this an "I hate Skrillex" post?

Music is music, whatever sounds good to you is what you should listen to, if you dont like it, dont listen to it. I dont understand the need for some to insult what people like to listen to.

Skrillex seems to be a real point of contention even though just about every musician today uses a laptop in some way when it comes to their music.


August 4th, 2012 at 7:58 AM ^

Technically dubstep is something all together different than what most people know it as. Am I an ultra Skrillex fan? No. But I really hate when people diss a musician because they dont fit a certain genre. If it sounds good to you, it sounds good. No need for labels. Hell, if you want a genre bending group try "Yournalist" they go from country to pop to death metal to punk all in the same album. 

Socrates Johnson

August 3rd, 2012 at 12:04 PM ^

Last year I found some of my new favorites from other MGoBloggers, hopefully I can return the favor!

Trampled By Turtles - bluegrassy American music.  "Wait So Long" will make your jeans tight.

Twin Shadow- If the 80's and the movie soundtrack for Drive had a baby, but then gave it up for adoption and it was raised by Morrissey, that child would be Twin Shadow.  

The Avett Brothers- The best live show I've ever seen, and I've seen a few.  

The Lumineers- My friend's roomate from college is in this band (my friend's roomate's sister saw Ferris pass out at a 31 flavors) , but they are starting to get some national recognition

Frank Ocean- R&B is not usually my jam, but his new album is fantastic.  Sings with a ton of emotion- not expected from a member of the infamous Odd Future crew. 


the monarch

August 3rd, 2012 at 12:13 PM ^

Not to spam the board, but I actually started with a friend a website / iphone app that helps you to easily share music preference (along with movies, books, restaurants, etc.) with your friends. Would be nice to get some MGoBlog music sharing on there.

No pressure, but if you want it's called Mouthee, it's in the iPhone App Store, or you can preview the beta version of our web rollout at http://web.mouthee.com.

That's the last you'll hear from me on the topic.


August 3rd, 2012 at 12:20 PM ^

On my drive to work today the radio had Milhaud La Creation du Monde arranged for double string quartet. The original is great and the double quartet (octet? not sure) version is also cool if you dig acoustic instruments.


August 3rd, 2012 at 12:41 PM ^

I have managed to sneak a limited supply of music up here to Frankenmuth (took the kids to the Bavaria Inn for a short overnighter). Right now, as I await my turn to chage for the pool, I am listening to Kraftwerk's "Komputerwelt".


August 3rd, 2012 at 12:41 PM ^

Boards of Canada - Music Has The Right To Children, among a few other albums. Getting ready to see Kaskade live in Detroit tomorrow, should be nuts.


August 3rd, 2012 at 1:19 PM ^

Radical Face (I'm usually not one to recommend a band because of people's various music tastes but I highly checking them out through youtube), Ben Howard, Of Monsters and Men, Damien Rice, and Bon Iver.  And the Dark Knight Rises Main Theme Song.


August 3rd, 2012 at 12:58 PM ^

My ridiculously huge "indie" playlist, including such favorites as: Elbow, Small Sins, The Silent Years, Rogue Wave, Foals, Washed Out, Boards of Canada, etc.