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.

paul d hunt's picture

c'mon we just need 3 more at the last fm group!

bluealgae's picture

Sufjan Stevens, his Illinois album.

Zara Evens's picture

Probably the best album released this year, that Illinoise. You'll notice that Sufjan ranks quite high in the Typophile community radio on Last.fm, which Paul linked above. (I wonder how much influence my own listening trends had on that :) )

Last.fm's radio feature is fantastic – when I listen to my 'neighorhood' station, I feel like I am listening to a collection of my highest rates tunes, in addition to all the albums on my wish list, it is great! Problem is, the player itself very seriously eats up all available memory on my computer. Until they fix that, I won't use it. :(

Dan Weaver's picture

I've been listening to Tony Bennett's The Art of Romance and my favorite tune is The Best Man. …I was the best man at the end when I was the best man at my best friends wedding day.

zee4land's picture

BajoFondo.... Give it a try, tango/lounge fusion. Makes you wander of in mindscapes when having trouble with too many pages to fit in :-)

Hildebrant's picture

American Copywriter (Podcast). Search iTunes for it.

paul d hunt's picture

Typophile Radio iMix for the last week.

Yaronimus-Maximus's picture

hi (newbie)
Doves - Lost Souls
Doves - The Last Broadcast
Doves - Lost cities (yea the others are better)
Broadway project - The Vessel
Eric Trufaz - Saloua

Jem's picture

Listening to:

Live EVIL
Miles Davis

It's not easy,
I wish I had a glass of red and a cigarette to help.

...but I love it!

Yaronimus-Maximus's picture

miles davis is AWESOME.
listening to his sessions can be tedious but it's fun fun fun.

paul d hunt's picture

andrew bird's the mysterious production of eggs. mmmmmmmmmmm...

paul d hunt's picture

glen phillips singin' bjork's hyperballad

Nick Hanschke's picture

Sigur Ros - Takk...

I have been anticipating this album since I first heard they were releasing a new album. I decided to NOT download the leaked version of it, you know, stay pure and wait until it is actually released. I'm thanking myself so much that I did that. I first listened to it 2 days ago on a bus to Ottawa, ON. Definatly shouldn't have done that. This album lifted me up, and made me feel joy beyond the description of words. To me , this album is beauty in its prime. Their best album yet. I have not stopped listening too it, I think I'm on the 20th time, not sure.

Either way, this is definatly an album to check out.

fredo's picture

Back in the saltmine, I've cooked up a shuffle with the Cramps, Gun Club, Go!Team, Gloria Jones and sweet, sweet El Perro Del Mar, fully visible at Last.fm.
But the Radio software fails to unpack every time. Could it be that I'm on OSX.2.8? Any clues? I want Typophile radio!

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vinceconnare's picture

Listening to Erik Spiekermann on TypeRadio in I-tunes on WinXP.

paul d hunt's picture

Nickel Creek's Why Should the Fire Die? over, and over, and over, and ...

mello's picture

I've been spinning a lot of Cheick Tidiane Seck (the whole awesome MandinGroove album) and Burhan Öçal & Trakya All Stars these last days. Also Amadou & Mariam quite often -- from their last album, the one produced by Manu Chao.

Kristina Drake's picture

I have Bugge Wesseltoft in the car, at home and at work. Constantly.
http://www.jazzlandrec.com/bios.html

Am also into Jack Johnson and Les Cowboys Fringants and you can't beat Daniel Belanger's Deflaboxe when you're in the zone working on layout. http://www.audiogram.com/

Eric_West's picture

Sufjan Stevens based on Zara's recommendation. Give it an A+ as well. Arcade fire, the Bravery, Bloc Party, and my old school Depeche Mode collection. Ummm. The Quick Fix Kills too.

paul d hunt's picture

i wonder how many record sales Mr. Stevens can credit to our dear Zara? (i = +1)

Eric_West's picture

New Depeche Mode coming out!

Eric_West's picture

New music. I like . Michael Bublé. Young guy, sings jazz standards, some motown, oldies. Swingin.

dezcom's picture

The sound of ice dripping on my window :-/
But I am drowning it out with my newest purchase of Verdi,

ChrisL

Dan Weaver's picture

Stan Freberg Presents: The United States of America

dezcom's picture

with Washington crossing the Dellaware? :-)

ChrisL

Dan Weaver's picture

Should I pick Popeye or Donald Duck?

fredo's picture

Been a lot of Gene Clark lately, so it's not a step too far to get into the Gosdin Brothers

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pattyfab's picture

CHOCOLATE GENIUS!

dave bailey's picture

Lately I've been on a binge of State Radio, formerly Dispatch. I've also been listening to Editors, Sigur Rós, Múm, The Shins and Tears For Fears.

anonymous's picture

Lonely beer Midnight kerning music:
--------------------------Jeff Buckley

Joe Pemberton's picture

I was glad to hear Soma FM is back online.

As for kids music, my girls (age 5 and 3) can't get
enough of the Toy Dolls (you know, the 80s punk band
that did "Nellie the Eliphant"). Who would've guessed
their goofy lyrics, thick british accents and punk flavor
would be a hit with kids. Or maybe it's just their name.

Joe Pemberton's picture

KCRW (http://www.kcrw.com). The world-class "Morning
Becomes Eclectic" show is finally an MP3 stream and no
longer a lame Real Audio broadcast.

(Note: It's a true 'simulcast' so you can see the
programming on the site.)

Enjoy.

Joe Pemberton's picture

Wow, Michael, that Beck set is great. (And I need to rescind
my RealAudio rant. Their RealAudio archives are much,
much better with the new--still free--RealOne player).

Joe Pemberton's picture

Stephen is responsible for reintroducing me to Cat Power.

Also, digging Interpol lately. It's like the distilled
essence of alterna-eighties, in a modern package (sans
the Casio keyboard and the hair).

Oh, and Jared introduced me to Add N to (X).
Nice stuff. It's like the Chemical Brothers with a sense of
humor, overlayed with Radiohead-esque textures.

Stephen Coles's picture

What Tiffany meant is T

anonymous's picture

this may not be very cool.
but I liked the last fugazi album


there's a really great act from DC called the Black Eyes. they have 3 drummers and 2 bassists. pretty amazing live
So far theyve been releasing their own vinyl, but theyre supposed to have something produced by ian mckaye soon

Stephen Coles's picture

Respect for Tortoise! Here's my stuff.

Miss Tiffany's picture

Evanescence, REALLY loud.

Joe Pemberton's picture

I can't get enough Beth Orton lately. Don't know what it is... her voice is like butter.

Joe Pemberton's picture

Jean, Black Market Clash is one of the best albums of all
time. Perfect for driving.

Joe Pemberton's picture

Yeah Yeah Yeahs! As raw as Beth Orton or maybe Cat Power, but more... unexpected. Check it out.

(No, not Hot Hot Heat -- who's lyrics are as repetetetetive as their name. Anyway, what's with band names nowadays? Soon they're gonna sound like race horses.)

Stephen Coles's picture

Excellent suggestion, JFP. I've been using iChatStatus for a
long time and it's an excellent way to catch a bit of what is
going into my buddies' ears all day. I suggest more Typophiles
get on iChat or AIM and install that sucker.

Here is an old list of Typophile AIM names. I've reactivated
the thread. Add yours to it.

Joe Pemberton's picture

> Bowing a guitar like a cello.

Yeah, the end of the guitar was on the floor while he sat in a chair and drew the bow across the middle of the neck. Like a cello. Droning ensues, true to their signature sound. Not sure how Jimmy Page did it. Who's Jimmy Page? (j/k)

Miss Tiffany's picture

Allow me to imagine Jimmy Page, err I mean, describe how he held his guitar. Ahem. I mean to say that Jimmy would leave his guitar strapped on, slung low on his hips, and would bow the guitar from that position.

(If only I'd been born 20 years earlier!)

imagineer's picture

I've been in a dazey mood lately. Beck's new album, Sea Change, is helping me thrive.

paul d hunt's picture

Breakin' Dishes!!! ... again

Artur Schmal's picture

Slayer, to keep up the pace.

ebensorkin's picture

Luke Vibert & The Field

fredo's picture

momus

dtw's picture

The sounds emanating from the iPod earphones of the colleague sitting next to me. Wish I wasn't though. She must have that up waaay too loud.

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Ever since I chose to block pop-ups, my toaster's stopped working.

Quincunx's picture

Nick Drake at the moment.

blank's picture

I just found a fabulous bootleg of a Metallica show put on in Vienna this summer, I pretty much keep it on repeat right now. Too bad their studio work isn’t remotely this good.

Quincunx's picture

I've got a major playlist... but the last couple of songs were from Paul Brady, Dylan, Leonard Cohen, Christy Moore, Van Morrison and Lou Reed.

fontplayer's picture

Just ordered the new Alison Krauss CD so I can trip on the zen-like reserved bass playing of Abraham Laborial, as well as listen to an angel sing. Jerry Douglas and the rest are well worth grokking also.

Ricardo Cordoba's picture

Lately,

Aphex Twin: The Richard D. James Album
Wilco: A.M.
Bowery Electric: Beat
Emily Haines & The Soft Skeleton: Knives Don't Have Your Back
and more Aphex Twin: Selected Ambient Works, Volume II

Paul Cutler's picture

Wow. There's people that listen to music? Who would have known?

pbc

fontplayer's picture

Wow. There’s people that listen to music? Who would have known?

I am more than a little puzzled that music doesn't seem as important as it once did. I don't know of my hearing is dulled, or could it be my imagination. Or is it simply not as important as I thought it was. I just don't know what to think. Shift happens.

Ricardo Cordoba's picture

I think the world would be a pretty awful place if there were no music. Just MHO.

Paul Cutler's picture

The only thing about music that is good is playing it. Of course that is an extremely biased opinion…

I feel the same way about design.

pbc

Hiroshige's picture

Marc Bolan and T-Rex!

Get it on...

Quincunx's picture

The playlist just supplied me with: Sniffin' the Tears, Dylan, Steppenwolf and Bo Diddley.

mili's picture

I have a bad case of Travis season going on at the moment.

By the way, they're type related (a font to download)
http://www.selfishjean.com/

Hildebrant's picture

Mili: Same here. Can't get enough of it!

John Hudson's picture

Various Ensemble Organum recordings in rotation. Not only stunning, powerful vocal performances, but the kind of musicological archaeology that makes you question what you think you know about the history of western music.

Nickel's picture

The Beatles - Love and Crazy P - A Night on Earth. Strange combination yes but hell, I like it.

blank's picture

Today I’m hooked on the Dethalbum. I feel very lucky to live in a time when a cartoon death metal band can release a full-length album and get their marketing people to “leak” it a month before it hits stores.

John’s organum recordings sound fascinating, but I’m on a loud, fast, and distorted binge right now.

jupiterboy's picture

I'm enjoying the most recent Bad Brains.

hilda moucharrafieh's picture

Currently listening to cocoRosie, Lou Reed, red house painters, sigur Ros...
I recently discovered CocoRosie actually, and i'd like to always be all ears for creative musical experimentation. so let me know what you think of as creative experimentation!

exist,
Hilda

Quincunx's picture

I'm listening to Kate & Anne McGarrigle at the moment.

Endre Berentzen's picture

Jazzanova
Jaga Jazzist
Heroes & Zeros
Erik Satie
Beck
The Knife
Magnet
Ryan Adams
Sondre Lerche
Rufus Wainwright
Anthony and the Jonhsons
Talib Kweli

To mention just a few;o)

Quincunx's picture

Nice coincidence, Rufus Wainwright is Kate McGarrigle's son. Totally unimportant detail, but okay. But I don't really like his music too much.
I do like Kweli's music though.

blank's picture

I’ve had Rhianna on repeat for two days now. It never gets old. I need to go buy the CD and stop streaming the video from YouTube—this THX system does not do good things for Youtube audio.

Endre Berentzen's picture

Jelmar you should check out the knife if you haven't heard them. Check out their Deep cuts album. Of topic you should also have a look and give me some feedback on my new typeface in the making in the critique section;o)

paul d hunt's picture

I’ve had Rhianna on repeat for two days now.
that's what i said, breakin dishes. :P
but now i've moved on to "sealion woman" mmmmm.

Ricardo Cordoba's picture

For Quincunx: The McGarrigle sisters!

I first heard about them through Linda Ronstadt covering some of their songs... Their albums are pretty hard to find in record stores these days... Maybe I should try online. :-)

jupiterboy's picture

I like the first Rufus recording but it has something to do with the Van Dyke Parks arrangements.

Quincunx's picture

Ricardo: Yeah, I would try online. You can also search on youtube for a couple of live songs (especially the ones recorded for Transatlantic Sessions are great). No good sound quality, but nice songs nonetheless.

Endre: I will check The Knife out. And also your typeface, asap. :)
I've also got something in the pipeline to post on the critique boards.
Probably later tonight or tomorrow.

Nick Shinn's picture


Weather Report Live In Tokyo.

Sad news that Joe Zawinul has died.

Endre Berentzen's picture

Nice spread Nick!

fontplayer's picture

Sad news that Joe Zawinul has died.

At least he had a good long ride. But when I think of Weather Report, it is hard not to think of and be saddened by the tragic direction Jaco's life took. In his short span he influenced just about all bass players, whether they know it or not.

nkwiatek's picture

man i've seen Sigur Ros about a million times, I really recommend them but not if you're going to see them in NYC

you guys should really pick up The Big Bang; an introduction to the hottest chick in the game is also in order.

Get low, Bus

nkwiatek's picture

also double-post

John Hudson's picture

James: John’s organum recordings sound fascinating, but I’m on a loud, fast, and distorted binge right now.

Ah, in that case I recommend Penderecki's string ensemble piece 'Threnody to the Victims of Hiroshima'. A friend of mine always takes this CD with him when he goes speaker shopping: it's a great test piece, and always frightens the sales guys. You can hear a WMA sample here (pop-up window).

I have to admit that I massively prefer Penderecki's later music.

Endre Berentzen's picture

A man! (John;-)

I played that snippet just before crawling to bed and now I cannot sleep. Probably the first time I've been really scared by sound alone. It sounded like it was recorded in hell.

Any music that can create a feeling so strong in a person deserves our respect.
Awesome....

I don't want to stop typing: It will be dark when I turn this off and right now the blue light from my Macbook Pro is the only thing keeping me safe!

option3's picture

i've been listening to lots a afro-latin stuff. here's a mix i put together

http://www.discobelle.net/2007/08/30/afro-latin-hiphop-disco-funk-house-mix
people like: Tom Ze,Red Astaire, Quantic, Makossa Man and mashups in that style

hilda moucharrafieh's picture

haha, after hearing the test piece 'Threnody to the Victims of Hiroshima' (John) my body hair stood on its tip, then i went into a hyterical fit of laughter. Luckily Andre, i'm in daylight now! i dont think i've ever been captured so quickly in a music piece as i just had. it was so instant.

on the other hand, currently listening to soap kills and Scrambled Eggs from LEBANON

Ricardo Cordoba's picture

Nick -- awww, I liked Weather Report too! Sorry to hear about Zawinul passing.

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