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Old 05-27-03, 01:08 PM
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Today's CDs (5/27)

Yo La Tengo - I Can Hear The Heart Beating As One
Nirvana - Nevermind
Jayhawks - Rainy Day Music
Matthew Sweet - In Reverse
They Might Be Giants - Mink Car
Kelly Willis - What I Deserve

QOTD -- Offer your comments on the previous poster's listening selection. Let's keep it clean, just something like,(for example) "I think the new Jayhawks is really watered down," "that's my favorite Yo La Tengo album," or "never heard of any of those artists."
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Old 05-27-03, 01:26 PM
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Frank Black and the Catholics - Dog in the Sand
Destroyer - Thief
Mark Kozelek - What's Next to the Moon
The Long Winters - When I Pretend to Fall
Sebadoh - Bakesale
Songs: Ohia - Didn't it Rain
M. Ward - Duets for Guitars #2
Yo La Tengo - And then nothing turned itself inside out
The Zombies - Odessey & Oracle

QOTD: YLT "I Can Hear...": It's totally my favorite YLT album! Sugarcube rocks forever!

Jayhawks "Rainy Day Music": This album starts off amazing, then Tim O'Reagan's songs start messing with the flow...top notch material from Gary Louris, though!

Matthew Sweet "In Reverse": Took me a couple of listens to actually get into this album, but it wasn't until I listened to it on headphones that I fully appreciated the quality of this album.
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Old 05-27-03, 05:21 PM
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Garage a Trois - Emphasizer
Widespread Panic - Ball
Fountains of Wayne - Utopia Parkway
Brad - Welcome to Discovery Park
The Polyphonic Spree - The Beginning Stages of...
Simian - We Are Your Friends

AOTD:
The only disc I own listed by Jonnyrocks is the YLT disc (which is excellent, though I do like I Can Hear... better). I used to own Bakesale, but I lent it to a friend a few years ago, who moved without giving it back. I like it...just not enough to run out and buy it again. I like what I've heard from Songs: Ohia, which consists only of the track they did on the My Morning Jacket/Songs: Ohia split EP.
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Old 05-27-03, 06:03 PM
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Daisies Of The Galaxy - The Eels
Yours, Mine, and Ours - Pernice Brothers
Mighty Like A Rose - Elvis Costello
Sha Sha - Ben Kweller
Yep Roc Records 2003 New Music Compilation

AotD:"Utopia Parkway" by Fountains of Wayne is one of my favorite CDs. I'm not too crazy about the new single, but I can't wait for the new CD on June 10th.
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Old 05-27-03, 06:12 PM
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John Wesley Harding - Confessions of St. Ace
Lou Reed - Perfect Night Live
Poole - Alaska Days
The Beatles - Help!
Gerald Collier - I Had To Laugh Like Hell
Gerald Collier - Low Tar Taste
Peter Gabriel - Security
Peter Gabriel - PG3
Rat Pack - Live at the Sands
Roni Size/Reprazent - In the Mode
OK Go - OK Go

I absolutely love the Beach Boys-esque sound Elvis Costello used on "The Other Side of Summer" off of Mighty Like a Rose. The line "was it a millionaire who said 'imagine no possessions'" kills me. I don't think that I've listened to the rest of the album enough to make a valid judgment (although I know a lot of people hate this album).
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Old 05-27-03, 06:45 PM
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Massive Attack - Mezzanine
Massive Attack - Protection
DJ Krush - The Message At The Depth
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Old 05-27-03, 06:47 PM
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The Verve-Urban Hymns
Radiohead-The Bends
Deftones-Deftones
U.N.K.L.E-Psyence Fiction
Richard Ashcroft-Human Conditions

I like Massive Attack but I don't own any of their cds. Never heard a song by DJ Krush.
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Old 05-27-03, 06:59 PM
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I absolutely love the Beach Boys-esque sound Elvis Costello used on "The Other Side of Summer" off of Mighty Like a Rose. The line "was it a millionaire who said 'imagine no possessions'" kills me. I don't think that I've listened to the rest of the album enough to make a valid judgment (although I know a lot of people hate this album).
I can't say that I hate it, but it's definitely one of his weaker efforts. Some very good songs, but some that just sounds like filler. It also contains a few examples of "the crooner Elvis", which doesn't sit well with some fans because...well, his voice really wasn't made for crooning. "The Other Side Of Summer" is the album's best song (and, I'd argue, one of the best songs he's ever done). "How To Be Dumb" and "Hurry Down Doomsday" are fine, little known songs. And "Couldn't Call It Unexpected" and "All Grown Up" are the best of his crooner songs (though "CCIU" is really better live). On the whole, it's uneven, but has some great touches. It definitely takes a couple listens to sort out the good from the filler. Now if you want an Elvis album that people really hate, give "Goodbye Cruel World" a spin.

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Whats the point of this thread, to comment on already relesed CDs or to announce ones that are being released today? I'm confused, sorry

DJ Krush is a Japanese DJ, all of his albums are pretty good, although I like Massive Attack a little better.

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Old 05-27-03, 07:42 PM
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Talk Talk - "Laughing Stock"
Calla - "Televise"
George Harrison - "All Things Must Pass"
Giddy Motors - "Make It Pop"

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Old 05-27-03, 07:56 PM
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Originally posted by JNielsen

Whats the point of this thread, to comment on already relesed CDs or to announce ones that are being released today? I'm confused, sorry
The "Today's" threads are for listing the CDs we're listening to today (not just those that are being released today). The commentary on others' CDs is just something I thought we'd try today...

mike1978, haven't heard any of the CDs you're listening to, though I really should track down a copy of the George Harrison CD at the library. (And I'd probably like the Giddy Motors CD). And as for Talk Talk, I really like their new song on the Cingular ad.

And one more thumbs up for "The Other Side of Summer" -- great single.
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Guess I'm a square - no one commented on my stuff.

Gamblor - thanks for your insights. I bought the MLAR reissue the day it came out, but only listened to it all the way through maybe twice. One of these days when I have a lot of free time (weeks from now), I'll have to sit down and fully digest the parts of his catalog that I have, but haven't really listened to. Or maybe I'll just take them all to work. Now there's an idea.

P.S. The one bonus song that I'd really love to see show up on a reissue is his version of "Brilliant Disguise." It's simply excellent. Although, since it was a b-side of already reissued "All This Useless Beauty," I guess it probably won't happen. (I forget if the liner notes mention the song)

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Whats the point of this thread, to comment on already relesed CDs or to announce ones that are being released today? I'm confused, sorry
It's a quasi-regular thread where we post the CDs that we listen to for the day. Sometimes the thread comes with a fun question or something. I like today's idea a lot.
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Old 05-27-03, 08:19 PM
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P.S. The one bonus song that I'd really love to see show up on a reissue is his version of "Brilliant Disguise." It's simply excellent. Although, since it was a b-side of already reissued "All This Useless Beauty," I guess it probably won't happen. (I forget if the liner notes mention the song)

One never knows. Remember that these reissues are done by theme and not by time frame. That's why you get demos of of "The Comedian" and "The Only Flame In Town" on the bonus disc of "All This Useless Beauty" while both songs are actually featured on "Goodbye Cruel World". (One can only hope that the eventual reissue of "Goodbye Cruel World" will contain more demo versions of the album's songs. It's definitely a case where the demos sound better than the finished product.)

jim (who is proud to own copies of just about every Costello b-side, remix, and live track ever released.....and even a few that weren't released.)
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Originally posted by DJLinus
Poole - Alaska Days
I have amongwhomweshine, also by Poole, but not the above. I should give awws a listen some time; it's been a while.

That's as much as I can comment on your CDs today. Sorry.



Mine:

Neutral Milk Hotel - "Everything Is"
Pernice Brothers - "Overcome by Happiness"
Pernice Brothers - "The World Won't End"
Joe Pernice - Limited EP
Bettie Serveert - "Plays Venus in Furs"
Ida - "I Know About You"
Dump - "A Grown-Ass Man"
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Originally posted by stevevt

That's as much as I can comment on your CDs today. Sorry.
Hey, at least it's something.

Good thing you didn't come before me, because I couldn't really comment on any of your selections today. I've heard of them all and know that at one point you were Ida's biggest cheerleader (maybe you still are), but that's about it.
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Guess I'm a square - no one commented on my stuff.

No one who listens to the Rat Pack could possibly be a square!

Oh! And listen to the bonus disc of "Mighty Like A Rose". If I'm not mistaken (left my copy at work), it contains "St. Stephen's Day Murders" with the Chieftans. Darn fine track!

stevevt....

Joe Pernice - Limited EP

What's this???? And how can I get a copy????


jim (who once dated a woman just to get closer to her rare Elvis Costello collection)

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Joe Pernice - Limited EP

What's this???? And how can I get a copy????
It's a hand-signed 4-song CDR that was included when I ordered "The World Won't End" straight from Ashmont Records (back in September of 2000). I think the label just referred to it as "EP."

Track list:
1. My Own Personal Psychic
2. Double Bed
3. Whatshisname
4. She Falls Apart.
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Okay, I'm sure everyone will have lots to say about each one of these artists...(literally)

Getz/Gilberto
The Velvet Underground - VU & Nico
Lou Reed - Transformer
The New Pornographers - Mass Romantic
Jim O'Rourke - Insignificance

stevevt - I can't say too much about your list. I haven't heard NMH's "Everything Is" (aside from it sounding like the answer to My Bloody Valentine's "Is Anything" ), but I do own "In the Aeroplane Over the Sea" and "Songs From Avery Island" - the former being abso-f**king-lutely amazing and the latter being decent, but lack-lustre. I haven't heard the mentioned Ida album either, but I do like "Will You Find Me" quite a bit - especially "Maybelle", what an excellent song!!

Glad to see that my return was met with such a great thread question!! SASheperd!!!!

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I'd like to say that All Things Must Pass might be my least favorite solo Beatles record (at least of the ones that I own). I loved George as a Beatle, but that record is way over produced and ultimately too long and too dull. Gimme Wings or Ringo any day over that record.

And just cuz I'm a hater I'll say that the New Pornographers do nothing for me and never have. Tepid power-pop...

Today for me:

Gang of Four -- Songs of the Free
Gang of Four -- Solid Gold
Gang of Four -- Peel Session
PIL -- Second Edition
Cobra Verde -- Easy Listening
The Cure -- Mixed Up
Nina Nastasia -- Run to Ruin
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Today's (new) CDs:
Brave Combo - Polkasonic
Haydn Quartet - Borodin's String Quartets No. 1 & 2

stevevt --

Ida -- haven't heard the album, but I don't think I ever thanked you for mentioning (praising, singing to high heaven about) the Elizabeth Mitchell kids album in a children's music thread a long time ago -- got it and it was great (looking forward to hopefully getting the new album for this Father's Day).

fallow -- anything to welcome you back!

Getz/Gilberto is an awesome album.
Mass Romantic is an awesome album.

The others, they can be filed in the list of hundreds of albums I probably should track down one of these days. (Well, maybe not the Jim O'Rourke...)

Yancey --

Mass Romantic is an awesome album. I guess I've never quite thought of them as power pop, just pop.

Haven't heard any of the other CDs... is the PIL album the one with their few "hits" from the late 80s?
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"All Things Must Pass" is actually the only Beatles-related album I can stomach, and I enjoy it quite a bit. I will agree that it could have been trimmed down by a few tracks.

Gang of Four's "Solid Gold" and "Peel Session" are both great, but I absolutely can't stand "Songs of the Free."
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Old 05-28-03, 11:28 PM
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Today I spun:

Cold - Year of the Spider
Deftones - Deftones
Powerman 5000 - Transform
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I think I'll pick up Soilwork- Figure Number Five
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"All Things Must Pass" is actually the only Beatles-related album I can stomach, and I enjoy it quite a bit. I will agree that it could have been trimmed down by a few tracks.

Gang of Four's "Solid Gold" and "Peel Session" are both great, but I absolutely can't stand "Songs of the Free."
I much prefer Plastic Ono Band, Imagine and Ram (prolly my three fave solo Beatles records). I'm not sure why All Things Must Pass leaves me so cold. I can't quite put my finger on it.

I thought I hated Songs of the Free too, but I've been listening to it for the past two weeks and I've decided it's just as good as the first two records. They really are my favorite band.

So I'm seeing five shows next week: Junior Senior on Monday, Verbena on Tuesday, Calla, Radio 4 and the Rogers Sisters on Wednesday, most likely Radiohead on Thursday and the Rapture and LCD Soundsystem on Friday. Yeesh!

Today I'm listening to a dancehall/UK garage mix a friend made me.
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