2007-06-15

Recent music

Since getting an MP3 player over Christmas, my attention has been drawn away from my DVD collection back to my music collection. I have therefore bought more CDs this year than DVDs.

Here are the CDs:

Sennen - Widows
"New Gazing" music. Quite nice and melodic with lots of noise.

The Smiths - The Queen is Dead
Wonderful. I keep listening to the title track over and over.

Black Rebel Motorcycle Club - Baby 81
Some classic BRMC tracks. Imagine a pool hall, 11pm on a weeknight. Big guys with goatees or big beards are drinking pilsner, smoking rollies or Winfield Reds, wearing ripped jeans and have tats on their forearms, and playing some serious pool. BRMC is the sort of music you'd hear in the background.

Nine Inch Nails - Year Zero
Slightly too ambitious although the opening track "Hyperpower" is the equal of any distorted noise he has made in his career.

Cream - Disraeli Gears
A bit silly, but "Strange Brew" and "Sunshine of your love" are great. The entire album wasn't mixed properly, though (too much doubly)

Charlatans - Between 10th and 11th
The Charlatans are my favourite "dark horse" band. I really like them even though their CDs never appear on my best of list. This was their second album and considered a flop at the time but has stood the test of time well.

Tom Waits - Swordfishtrombones
What can you say about Tom? "Sixteen shells from a thirty ought six!" is my fave.

Beatles - Revolver
Superior to Sgt Peppers. "Yellow Submarine" was my favourite song when I was six so listening to it gives me memories of sitting in the lounge room as a kid, rewinding the tape and listening to it over and over and over.

I have lost my Led Zeppelin BBC sessions CD though. I think I left it in Griffith.



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