OT: What are you listening to?

Submitted by 5th Van Tyne on May 26th, 2017 at 12:34 PM

I'm always in the mood to find new music. I've recently been listening to Portishead and the Glass Animals.

All of this with a healthy dose of Radiohead and Kendrick Lamar makes for a truly wonderful medley of sounds going into my Memorial Day weekend


Edit: Someone asked for genres so I'll do my best here.

Portishead: trip-hop (psychedelic electronic rock stuff)

Glass Animals: alternative indie rock

Kendrick Lamar: hip-hop/rap

Radiohead: pick a genre other than country and they've dabbled in it



May 26th, 2017 at 2:25 PM ^

Lots of good music I've found through them.


Lauv - Breathe

Ghost Loft - So High

Vallis Alps - East

Koda - Staying

Mako - Smoke Filled Room

Xuitcasecity - Stay the Night

Harloe - All In My Feelings


YouTube Channels:

Magic Music

Koala Kontrol


Longballs Dong…

May 26th, 2017 at 3:11 PM ^

I looked up Gojira and then stopped since it was not my style.  Now that I see your description, i added jake bugg to my spotify and so far I enjoy it as a different change of pace from my normal weird blend of altcountry, folksy, gangsta rap mix.  


May 26th, 2017 at 12:41 PM ^

Quebec by Ween, a really underrated and diverse album. Most people would tell you The Mollusk is their best work, but I always seem to end up listening to Quebec once every few months.


May 26th, 2017 at 12:40 PM ^

The Movement Festival at Hart Plaza will be doing sound checks this afternoon, so I have a lot of bass to look forward to.

In the meantime, I'm listening to the new CD of Dan Fogelberg's Carnegie Hall concert from 1979 and an Avett Brothers playlist.


May 26th, 2017 at 12:40 PM ^

So much good stuff now...

New Roger Waters songs being released in advance of his new album which drops in early June; new Steven Wilsons songs in advance of his August album...also been listening to quite a bit of Aesop Rock, JJ Grey & Mofro, and Jonathan Coulton.




May 26th, 2017 at 12:44 PM ^

Well, I'm gonna be biased -- can't help it. ;-)

I love em. Some are a bit derivative of past Floyd songs ("Smell the Roses," for one, which is basically "Have A Cigar" meets "Dogs,"), but hell, I didn't mind. 

"The Last Refugee" is truly outstanding; a nice, moving video was made for it, as well.


Lou MacAdoo

May 26th, 2017 at 12:54 PM ^

I'll have to check out those tracks. I'm pretty pumped for his concert at Little Caesars arena in a couple months. One of my favorite shows was seeing him do the wall a couple years ago at the Joe. My brother gave me David Gilmour's new CD and said it's good but I haven't listened to it yet.


May 26th, 2017 at 3:02 PM ^

Yeah, I've seen Roger quite a few times since his return to the live circuit in 1999, and those Wall shows, wow...tough to top that. Quite an experience. Saw David Gilmour live for the first time since 1994 (with Floyd then) in April 2016 in Chicago, and it was mindblowing -- for different reasons, of course. Gilmour's last album was solid; maybe lacking a tad lyrically, of course, but musically, very, very good, even if I do prefer his previous release, 'On An Island' a bit more.

But yes, Roger should put on a great show for ya on this tour; I saw a preview video from his rehearsal show in New Jersey, and I think we're all in for a nice treat. 

Late Bluemer

May 26th, 2017 at 1:16 PM ^

Clapton did some great guitar work on Pros and Cons -- especially on "Sexual Revolution".  I saw Waters on that tour (twice) when he performed the album in its entirety. 

My problem w/ later Waters solo work is that he got waaay too preachy in the lyrics at the expense of some of the musicality. 


May 26th, 2017 at 2:29 PM ^

Love classic Floyd, not a huge fan of Water's solo stuff.  As stated below, too preachy for my taste.  I love Water's songwriting, but man, his vocals are rough if just him singing for a whole album.  I loved Water's and Gilmour woking together.  A quote I heard that I absolutely agree with, "Water's makes you think, Gilmour makes you like it."


May 26th, 2017 at 3:04 PM ^

And I don't have an answer. I'm a relative noob to JJ Grey; I saw a live show two summers ago and LOVED IT, and went into it basically not knowing (1) who the hell he was, or (2) even having heard ANY of his songs. Since then, I've kinda started from the beginning, and am working my way through the catalog. 


May 26th, 2017 at 12:45 PM ^

Their early work was a little too new wave for my tastes, but when Sports came out in '83, I think they really came into their own, commercially and artistically. The whole album has a clear, crisp sound, and a new sheen of consummate professionalism that really gives the songs a big boost. He's been compared to Elvis Costello, but I think Huey has a far more bitter, cynical sense of humor.

LSA Aught One

May 26th, 2017 at 12:43 PM ^

Tribe Called Quest: We got it from Here...Thank You 4 Your service

Gideon Conn: Hip Hop Original <--It's funny wordplay, nothing too heavy

The Get Up Kids: Various Albums <-- Reliving my days in West Quad