Quick before the Best of Year Music Lists – Recommend me some stuff
Got some recent music recommendations for me before I go though the Best Of lists and find new music that way.
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And eek! delete that first one.
Fight Like Apes – feckin’ excellent: http://www.donal.ie/2007/10/30/fight-like-apes-at-mitchelstown-music-festival/
Aaron Dillon, saw him recently and he plays support to Mick Flannery in the Everyman again: http://www.donal.ie/2007/11/20/aaron-dillon-at-the-roundy/
El-P “I’ll Sleep When Your Dead” – Dirty futuristic paranoid sci-fi hip-hop
I second that Fight Like Apes, they’re lunatics.
Listening to Phantom is really all the recommendations that you need. 🙂
You’ve probably heard Cowboy X there, check them out live though, they’re fantastic. Oh, so are Kopek. And Alphastates. And Superjimenez. And the Blonde Majority. And The Radio.
Also, check out Tegan and Sara, not so much on Phantom as they’re Canadian.
Animal Collective’s Strawberry Jam is quite possibly my favourite record of the year, also Les Savy Fav and Von Sudenfed both released awemazing stuff in the past 12 months. It hasn’t been a good music year for me, sadly.
The National – Boxer (my album of the year)
Battles – Mirrored
Wilco – Sky blue Sky
Agree with a lot of those. Also a few others that come quickly to mind…
Feist / The Reminder.
PJ Harvey / White Chalk
Josh Ritter / The Historical Conquests Of…
Editors / An End Has A Start
Interpol / Our Love To Admire
The Hold Steady / Boys And Girls In America
Efterklang! My discovery of the year and they’re playing Whelans on Wednesday..Try Tripper or the new album Parades…both are fab.
“Untrue” – Burial.
No, it’s not a Swedish death metal band.
Foo Fighters – Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace
Rilo Kiley – Under the Blacklight
Editors – An End Has A Start
I’ll start with the unusual caveat that I don’t know how many of teh ones below will survive 2008…
“Where I stood” sounds like she’s channelling Fiona Apple
Damien Rice on his medication (we always knew he had the electronics)
A little annoying and soothing at the same time.
Needs more coffee. And maybe lithium.
She sounds like she belongs in the above bit, until you realise just how many mixes are in there. Pop
A bit britpop, but fairly good
Electro pop ain’t dead. even is this is more pop than electro
Beware of their clan tartan
Is electrosoul a tag yet?
How can a Belgium have an estuary accent?
CSS wannabes, but somehow spun off in their own direction. Better than the usual 4am crap. thats cause the The Spips have produced whole bunch of household names. No diea who gave then the Hienz contract.
Label mates (Wall of Sound)who work together so well but on lighter stuff
video – more their usual stuff.
Hunting for Kerrang votes
A bit poppy.
Warning, they have production values…
Well I’m going to throw something weird in to the mix…
Elena Kats-Chernin who performs Eliza’s Aria
but the Mark Brown remix of the Operatic piece is worth hearing…
Totally with Manuel on this one:
The National – Boxer (also check out their equally excellent album Alligator)
Battles – Mirrored (my album of the year)
Anything by Jinx Lennon
The new Sigur Ros DVD ‘Heima’ is also unbelievably good.
Cannot understand why people seem to like Jinx Lennon. It’s random nonsense.
They are not new but if you do not have a copy of The Kleptones ‘A Night At The Hip-Hopera’ you can pick it up on their site. Its a couple of years old but never fails to knock the socks off people when they hear it for the first time.
Also, it’s a 2006 album, but there’s an album called Out of the Angels by a band called Amusement Parks on Fire that’s well worth a listen.
Anthony: it’s called “subjectivity”
Duke Special all the way!
Of Montreal, Hissing Fauna – Are You The Destroyer? my tip for album of the year alongside Sound of Silver…
Cannot understand why people seem to like Jinx Lennon. Itâ€™s random nonsense.
Since when was random a bad thing? Or nonsense for that matter? Both those words mean fun to me., and Jinx is lots of fun.
Jeez, I knew Rilo Kiley would come up here: only reason their new album should be held in any esteem is because of their past works. Go get their old albums instead.
@Paul: point taken, it is subjective.
@roosta: Random can be good but I just don’t define what he does as music.
@Noel Rock: Must check out some of their older stuff as tbh, I haven’t heard it.
Hmm….OK. You mightn’t like it, but you cant say its not music.
Its funny, Jinx seems to elicit passionate responses both for and against. People who dont like him seem to go out of their way to criticize him, rather than to just ignore him. But, to each their own and all that.
think they have been going for years but new to me : les savy fav, 🙂
Josh Ritter is pretty good with Historical Conquests