What are you listening to?

Joe Pemberton's picture

If you like the Strokes, you'll like The White Stripes even more. Happy and delicious.

Isaac's picture

>What did you think of the new Fugazi album? I say don't fix what ain't broken.

them's fightin' words! fugazi's new (year-old by now) album is arguably their best. deep, beautiful, aggressive, raw, organic, etc. or did you mean you liked it? all of fugazi's stuff is in constant consideration when the cd player door opens. in high school when i signed year books with ff i meant fugazi forever. well, not really, but you get the point. also, i just got the decline ep by nofx. brilliant work from a bunch of lazy slobs. in my printing practicum class we listened to whole bunch of music that my mother would be shocked to know i was listening to, like tomahawk (completely out of hand), a little band from suburban chicago called big'un, another out of control band called new brutalism, and this wicked cool canadian band called shotmaker. i still have a headache from it (it had to be loud to be heard over the a.b. dick). probably no one cares about this old string anymore, but there you have it anyway.

hatz's picture

try thanassis papakonstantinou's "vrahnos profitis"... it's greek (maybe it will also sound to some of you), but it's still very okay, although it's two-three years old... :)

Ramiro Espinoza's picture

The last Mimi Maura's CD: "Raices de Pasión"
The best bolero-ska-reggae mix!!


eolson's picture

The New Mercury Program
Fugazi - Instrument
Bill Hicks - Philosophy
Hoover - The Lurid Traversal of Route 7
NPR - This American Life
The Pupils
HWM - Caution

kraftie's picture

issac - naw, i didnt like the last fugazi album, it was different in a way that i didnt like.

shotmaker, however, were a great band.

right now, im listening to:

Black Dice
Blood Brothers
Erase Errata
Song of Zarathustra
An Albatross


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plainclothes's picture

well, I'm not much for contemporary stuff, so my play list stays fairly constant.

Cabaret Voltaire (esp Voice of America and 1974-76)
Velvet Underground
Organisation (Tone Float is the only album I know to exist)
Wire (esp 154)
The Legendary Pink Dots
The MC5

I noticed quite a few mentions for Fugazi. I think Instrument is the only album of theirs that I actually enjoy -- the less Guy the better.

trae's picture

My Napstered MP3s ... The Katies, Belmont Playboys, Bosstones, etc.,etc. ...

I'm all for supporting artists but damn, do I miss Napster...

Isaac's picture

>I think Instrument is the only album of theirs that I actually enjoy -- the less Guy the better.

understandable. when i try to explain fugazi to people who aren't familiar with them, i tell them it's two of the worst singers in the world. but poor guy, he's the raging passion, you gotta love him. btw, lately i've been listening to peter paul and mary's peter paul and mommy (children's) album. art by milton glaser (not anything great, but hey), and puff the magic dragon. my kids dig it.

ricardo's picture

Yes!! Soma FM is back again, I know since two weeks. I like very much of that channel. They didn't had some problems to paid the bild of the transmission?
Is fantastic to start a great morning of work with all that sounds. hehehe

Regards and good music vibrations to all / Ricardo

porky's picture

Fugazi? Its all in the drums.

kraftie's picture

guy makes that band. he whines like a champion. love it.

magicroni's picture

Need New Body / Rock Your Body

Michael Surtees's picture

radio42 : Music for Lounge-Lovers. Ambient.Chillout.House.Soul.Funk.


Ramiro Espinoza's picture



timmy's picture

spontaneous compositions and improvisations



Of course.

jfp's picture

Current list:

Lisa Ekdal: Heaven Earth and Beyond
Brad Mehldau: Largo
John Scofield band: Uberjam
Paul Weller: Illumination

Michael Surtees's picture

kcrw is great, and they (MBE) have a lot of their sessions archived. Two sessions to listen to, Beck with the Falming Lips and Paul Weller. http://www.kcrw.com/cgi-bin/db/kcrw.pl?show_code=mb&tmplt_type=program

Two other sites worth visiting include http://www.kexp.org/ and http://www.jazzfm.com/

jazzfm has an awsome program called the "Late Lounge" 2pm pacific time. They'll play the likes of Massive Attack , Thievery Corporation and Underworld in the same session.

If that's your type of music, run out and get Winter Chill http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B000075A1U/qid=1045664794/sr=2-1/ref=sr_2_1/002-2493026-7641656

Miss Tiffany's picture


Zen and the art of Chilling
The Stone Roses (The Stone Roses)
Massive Attack (100th Window)

eomine's picture

if you dig Interpol and alterna-eighties, i think you'll probably like Radio4 and Liars too.

eomine's picture

Notwist, "Neon Golden".

kojo's picture

Revisiting former bands like Soul Coughing and Kyuss. If it's a rough day may throw in some Rage or Fear Factory. For Groovin' Bad Boy Bill and JunkieXL. And I don't care what anybody says...I like Audioslave.

sean's picture

Tortoise - Thrill 013?
Jim O'rourke - Bad Timing
Sonic Youth - Murry Street

sean's picture

I do not know what that is Stephen, but I'll have
to put a call out for the American Analog Set.

sean's picture

16 Horsepower thanks to Stewf. :-)

Michael Surtees's picture

Words are hard to come by when describing this sound. It will be familiar to some, but difficult to share why its worth searching for. If you can find this cd, take it for a spin, it's very rewarding.

Punjabi Lounge

jfp's picture

How you listen music at work? with you computer, with an ipod, with another medium?

I wonder that, because I waited long long before to finally purchase last saturday these

martin_gagnon's picture

Bonjour M. Porchez

J'utilise le dvd-rom de mon G4 qui utilise un convertisseur usb iMic. Le convertisseur est brancher via de tr

eomine's picture

Oh, those creatures look nice, J-F. ;-)
I usually listen to music with my computer, but I still listen to K7s with my walkman every day.

Btw, I'm like 4 years late on this, but I've just discovered Wilco's "Summerteeth" other day. Really great album, a classic.

hrant's picture

> How you listen music at work?



jay_wilkinson's picture

you guys have got some great tastes in music. i love seeing things like fugazi, tortoise, wilco, sonic youth, the pixies, Cabaret Voltaire, the MC5. add (N) to X. some good stuff up in this mix.

if anyone is digging neue wave at the moment you should look into: figurine, the pulsars, zoot woman, fischerspooner, ladytron, console and adult.

Moore's picture

sigur ros (),
kings of convenience - erlend oye
iron and wine

always reliving: galaxy 500, velvet underground, nick drake, red house painters, slowdive, ride.....

jfp's picture

Suddenly comeback to The Clash Black Market album after more than 15-20 years without listening it. A great pleasure, its great Rock band from the end of the 70's early 80's, so long.

Michael Surtees's picture

This is my current play list shuffled in itunes (heavily influenced by kexp.org)

Hot Hot Heat
New Pornographers
Pete Yorn
Polyphonic Spree
Sigur R

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Moore's picture

slowdive... rad!!! ride? my bloody valentine?

vincent_connare's picture

The Osmonds 'Ultimate connection' driving in Tuscany. First CD sounds like Guns and Roses.

eomine's picture

Ha, I must admit, I've been listening to Evanescence too!
I can't say I loved their album, but there are some nice tracks there.

hdschellnack's picture

At the moment I really dig the new, somewhat harder Porcupine Tree Album.
And at least yesterday, when some poster and Freehands effing bugs drove me crazy, I listened to Steve Reich's

hdschellnack's picture

At the moment I really dig the new, somewhat harder Porcupine Tree Album.
And at least yesterday, when some poster and Freehands effing bugs drove me crazy, I listened to Steve Reich's

vincent_connare's picture

other than that I listen to kexp.org in Seattle the old Univ of WA station that King of Seattle Paul Allen bought. 'Shake the Shack' is the best. Then for a laugh I listen to me mate Red Hickey on www.wdvx.com they are just down the street from Dollywood and Red a scream. Good ol' Rednecks.. they're just like foreigners. to everyone.

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gerald_giampa's picture

Ever heard of Bob Dylan?
You guys make me feel like Rip Van Winkle

vincent_connare's picture

Basement Jaxx 'Kish Kash' featuring Siouxsie Sioux. the Brixton boys are back from 245a Coldharbour Lane... too bad I didn't see Siouxie in the hall of our building but saw her and Felix on BBC Liquid news. .. Evanescence are Pop goth phonies compared to Siouxie.

Amy Winehouse.. 'Frank'
50 cent....
Cheeky Girls...eurotrash.
Texas... weak scot pop from pop princess turned into a mum..
Alabama 3... more British southern funky soulful country from another Brixton band.
Kiss100.. kisstory
BBC London Live
8 Mile sountrack
Saturday Night Fever soundtrack.
the Osmonds again.. nice car music.

peterbruhn's picture

Don't you worry Gerald you are not alone, I'm listening to Dylan right now - John Wesley Harding.

steve_p's picture

>>When I saw these guys bowing a guitar like a
cello I had to look again.

Would that be like Jimmy Page was doing in 1969, or a different technique to that? (Cello implies a slightly different action, but I'm not sure how precise you're being). My 11 year old son plays guitar and I was thinking of giving him a bow for christmas - he was blown away when he saw page using a bow on Dazed & confused on the new DVD, but if there are other people who have used other approaches with bows I'd be keen to find out about them.

As for today's music:
Led Zeppelin (of course)
Frank Sinatra
Naz Nomad & the Nightmares
Steel Pulse
Glen Millar
System of a Down
Pink Floyd

steve_p's picture

Miller, obviously, as its Glen not Gavin

gerald_giampa's picture


Did you know I spent some time with Janis Joplin?


kris's picture

hmm. It seems typophiles have a generally good
taste in music. I dig the local scene. There is
nothing like picking up a wicked homegrown album.

Can anyone tell me what Tortoise is like? I am meaning
to purchase one of their albums.

www.pitchforkmedia.com is a wonderful place for


godspeed you black emperor!
sigur ros - ( )
joy division - unknown pleasures, closer
high dependency unit - fireworks
jakob - cale:drew
and you will know us by the trail of the dead - source
tags & codes
arvo p

Dan Weaver's picture

I listen to Jazz and the best Jazz station around here is WBGO. Its out of Newark New Jersey, but can be heard at wbgo.org (online streaming) Its public radio no commercials. In terms of CDs I'm listening to The Bad Plus, Lizz Wright, Diana Krall, and Morellumbam 2 & Richi Sacamota

jfp's picture

The Bad Plus is amazing, I like also theses days Brad Mehldau, Lisa Ekdahl, Roy Hardgrove last one.

When not listening Jazz, The last Paul Weller "Fly on the Wall", Black Eyed Peas "Elephunk", Beyonc

hrant's picture

Steve, you like System? The lead singer is sort of a friend of mine.


mike gastin's picture

I have been listening to Messer fur Frau Muller and Messer Chups lately. Russian inde wierdness.

Anyone else know them?

John Hudson's picture

I've been listening to Anoushka Shankar Live at Carnegie Hall again and again and again. 'Tis excellent.

antiuser's picture

I play guitar, and sometimes I use a bow too. Now, I don't like playing with the guitar as low as Page used to... I use a viola bow on about the 12th fret and mute the nut to get rid of those unwanted harmonics.

That said, I've been listening to:

The Chicago Underground (Quartet | Trio | Duo)
Isotope 217
Diana Krall
Chet Baker (mostly 'Chet Baker Sings')
Miles Davis ('Kind of Blue', 'Sketches of Spain')
Belle & Sebastian (The first 3 albums)
Tom Jobim & Elis Regina

Dan Weaver's picture

I have Diana Krall in Paris its so cool. In Manhattan from 12 noon to 4pm Eastern Standard Time, is the Johnthan Swartz show on WNYC FM. wnyc.org he has an elictic program that is based on American Classics, he will go from Ella to Paul Simon

steve_p's picture

>>Steve, you like System? The lead singer is sort of a friend of mine.

That's cool Hrant - I've reached the point where I'm discovering new music through my kids and the general Kerrang-sound background noise that lives in my house. System are one of the bands that really stood out and made me stop and listen.

>>Who's Jimmy Page? (j/k)
Does '(j/k)' stand for 'joke'?

>>I play guitar, and sometimes I use a bow too. Now, I don't like playing with the guitar as low as Page used to... I use a viola bow on about the 12th fret and mute the nut to get rid of those unwanted harmonics.

Thanks for the tips Adriano. How long do bows last when you're using them on a guitar? And is there a reason for choosing one type of bow over another, or is it just a matter of taste?

Grant Hutchinson's picture

Current iPod faves:

New Pornographers - Electric Version

Michael Surtees's picture

I'll throw a couple ipod favs up too.

Belle & Sebastian
Dear Catastrophe Waitress

Death Cab For Cutie


Kings Of Leon
Youth & Young Manhood

The Long Winters
When I Pretend To Fall

My Morning Jacket
It Still Moves

Pretty Girls Make Graves
The New Romance

The Detroit Cobras
Love, Life And Leaving

The Shins
Chutes Too Narrow

The Wrens
The Meadowlands

Yo La Tengo
Summer Sun

david_roughs's picture

I'm a sucker for "What Are You Listening To" threads.


Sonic Youth - Murray Street
- Disconnection Notice, best song ever?

Quasi - Hot $hit (not really a dollar sign...)
- Newest (and angriest) from Sam and Janet, blues-touched and great.

William Parker / Billy Bang / Hamid Drake - Scrapbook
- Jazz Lives! Highly recommended, as is everything on the Matthew Shipp curated Blues Series imprint, or anything Parker and Drake play on.

Outkast - Love Below
-The Andre 3000 album of the 2 album set. If you've worn out the P-Funk collection...

Elliott Smith
- R.I.P.

Gories / Blacktop / Dirtbombs
- Mick Collins is the real deal. Like the White Stripes? Cuz they like Mick (in all of his many bands).

Damn. Now I wanna start checking out some of the other suggs made. Working at a library has it's downsides.

David Roughs

eomine's picture

Some current favs:
The Zombies, "Odissey And Oracle"
Neil Young, "After The Gold Rush"
B&S, "Dear Catastrophe Waitress"

... and, The Darkness! :-)

antiuser's picture

<em>How long do bows last when you're using them on a guitar? And is there a reason for choosing one type of bow over another, or is it just a matter of taste?</em>

The bow I use isn't mine - the guy that used to play bass with me owns a viola (but never plays it), so I borrowed the bow. It's lasted a good 4 years now.

Back to the thread's original subject (although derailing a bit), I'd like to hear people's thoughts on the new Belle & Sebastian, "Dear Catastrophe Waitress". I really can't see it as B&S... it's a nice pop album, but it's just not the same band. I wonder if it was the lineup changes that got them to change this much, or if Stuart wanted to try something new... or maybe Trevor Horn did have a big influence as producer.
The sound is much more polished, a far cry from the signature B&S lo-fi-ish sound, and I'm not sure about some of the lyrics: "I'm sorry if he hit you with a full can of coke, it's no joke / Your face is bleeding".
I'll go back to "If you're feeling sinister"...

Joe Pemberton's picture

Mmm, currently enjoying Tegan and Sarah.

paul d hunt's picture

what??? can we wake up old threads now?

two disks of Carpenters classics. sweet!

Joe Pemberton's picture

You always could Paul... They're all still here, just obscured by the lack of search currently.

See my post about searching: http://typophile.com/node/12344

negativespace's picture

Various albums from Amon Tobin, and Ed Rush and optical are in high rotation here.

John Hudson's picture

Tindersticks and Idlewild in heavy rotation. And a lot of Gregorian chant that I'm trying to learn.

ebensorkin's picture

Royksopp ( still ...)
Aphex ( still ...)
Japan ( again )
Peter Licht
Boards of Canada ( still ...)
and a bunch of live CAN which was on bitorrent!

jlt's picture

took the last shins album out of rotation as it was getting annoying. current playlist: collected erik satie / berlin philharmonic; jon brion's ost for i heart huckabees; cherry twister; the drowners; jason falkner; dogs die in hot cars; kings of convenience remix album; ted leo / shake the sheets; ac/dc / back in black; circle jerks catalog


jlt : http://www.hewnandhammered.com : rock & roll mf

Forrest L Norvell's picture

My latest haul from Amoeba, including: The Haunted -- rEVOLVEr / Outbreak Records presents Biological Warfare mixed by Resonant Evil / Yello -- You Gotta Say Yes To Another Excess / Raveonettes -- Pretty In Black / Caesars -- Paper Tigers / Rein Sanction -- Mariposa / The Velvet Teen presents "Elysium" / Akron/Family / Strapping Young Lad -- Alien

But mostly just the ringing in my ears from the incredibly loud Dillinger Escape Plan show I went to last night. It didn't really seem that loud at the time!

negativespace's picture

Nice choice eben_sorkin, Boards of Canada are awesome, I quite like much of Aphex Twin's stuff as well.

Eric_West's picture

Soilwork , In Flames , Evergrey , Kamelot , Corrosion of Conformity , Opeth , Iced Earth , Shadows Fall , and on the indie side ... the bravery , the faint , phoenix ...

and a little Vanilla Ice to top it all off...

roballoo's picture

Orchestra Baobab - Specialists on all styles. Can't seem to get enough of it.

marcox's picture

Josh Rouse
The Pernice Brothers
Kaiser Chiefs

Stephen Coles's picture

I saw Orchestra Baobab in Salt Lake, roballoo. They played a free festival there and their energy was contagious. Nothing else like it.

antiuser's picture

I've recently re-discovered the masterpiece that is Weezer's debut album.

Eric_West's picture

RIP Weezer.

Dan Weaver's picture

I take walks in Central Park and walk through the "Mall" often (I mention that for the Typecon attendies) and there is a Sax player that rocks, and he plays a lot of Stan Getz and Gilberto. "Tall and tan and young and lovely…"

Miss Tiffany's picture

With shuffle a permanent feature in iTunes everything has become happily random. That said, my recent purchases from the ever-present and completely tempting ITMS:

Nouvelle Vague (Nouvelle Vague)
Keane (Hopes and Fears)
Amos House Collective (Volumes 1-3)
Keren Ann (Nolita)
Sufjan Stevens (A Sun Came)
Beck (Guero)
A.C. Newman (The Slow Wonder)

eliason's picture

In the Twin Cities (and everywhere via streaming webcast) 89.3 The Current redeems radio.

rob keller's picture

sure this new, pop, funky stuff is ok... but I prefer...

Taj Mahal - ("Giant Step..." and his self titled cd are phenomenal)
Keb' Mo' - (try "The Door")
Ray Charles - (the older the better, stay away from "Thanks for Bringing the Love Around")
Robert Randolph and the Family Band - (very very good)
Jimi Hendrix - (get "The Jimi Hendrix Experience" box set 4cds, incredible compilation of live and rare recordings with outakes)
Led Zeppelin - (most, in general)

Those are some of my current and/or all time favorites off the top of my head

also check out for variety...

Bela Fleck
Blind Boys of Alabama
Clifton Chenier
The Dirty Dozen Brass Band
Frank Sinatra
Johnny Cash
Man or Astro Man
Norah Jones
Orchestra Baobab
Reverend Horton Heat
Rolling Stones
Son House
Tim Reynolds
- acoustic live only...

iTunes party shuffle is great... so technically these are all in my playlist. That was a lot I suppose, but worth it. Editing is difficult...


John Hudson's picture

Roballoo, good choice: Orchestra Baobab are amazing.

Jared Benson's picture

Ask Joe about his fabulous Alanis collection, and the warm reception it always gets when it finds its way into the studio playlist.


Zara Evens's picture

I think I've posted in this thread already, some time ago. Oh well!


(having trouble using the < a > tag)

nike's picture

michael buble :: feeling good
tom jones
norah jones
cassandra wilson :: harvest moon
st. germain
de phazz

Dav's picture

A.D.F., Blade, Breakbeat Era ( Thanks, Yves :), Buelent, Interpol, Kings of Leon, Kosheen, Lamb, Mardi Gras.BB, Morcheeba, Various DJs

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