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#1 Posted by KnifeySpoony (1167 posts) -

Interested in seeing the different musical tastes within the community. Post what has you hooked this new year!
So Far I've been all over the place






Gogol Bordello's Super Taranta! - Fun album if you're into that sound.
Funkadelic's Maggot Brain - Great guitar playing from 1971.
Jurassic 5's Feedback - I reminded myself of a song I really like on the album and now gotten back into them.
 
So hows about youse?
#2 Posted by Jeffery (545 posts) -

 
Bad Romance-Lady GaGa

#3 Posted by MetalGearSunny (6999 posts) -

I just bought a hard copy of Colour And The Shape and I have no idea why. I have problems. 
 
I also bought Journey's Departure.

#4 Posted by nanikore (2740 posts) -

#5 Posted by Griddler (3344 posts) -

Lately listening to DJ Hero soundtrack.

#6 Posted by Driadon (3012 posts) -

Well, I've picked up my share of music in the past 2 weeks: SAM - Destruction Unit; FGFC820 - Urban Audio Warfare; FGFC820 - Law and Ordinance; NoLongerHuman - Antipathy; DYM - The Invilid; Wynardtage - The Grey Line; [:SITD:] - Rot; C-Lekktor - The Silence Procession; Animassacre - Evolve; and a whole bunch of compilation albums. 

#7 Posted by Fallen189 (5050 posts) -

Rush.
 
All years.

#8 Posted by Harknett (153 posts) -

The Blackroc record, Blueprint 3, Cuban Linx 2, Born Like This, Doom Presents Unexpected Guests, I Heard it Today, and Escape Route are still on pretty constant rotation in the new year. 

#9 Edited by GeekDown (1170 posts) -

Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, their debut album is AMAZING!

#10 Edited by ParanoidFreak (1461 posts) -

  Some people posted this in my best of 2009 thread, I have been hooked ever since. It's the best I've heard in a LONG time.
#11 Posted by 71Ranchero (2796 posts) -
#12 Posted by nrain (1274 posts) -

Well the new mancurian trio of Delphic have really impressed me with their debut album Acolyte. It's the first "new" music I've payed attention to in a good few years.

  

  

#13 Posted by Binman88 (3689 posts) -

Having listened to so much Soundgarden, Audioslave and other Chris Cornell material in 2009, I finally got around to listening to Temple of the Dog's album last week - basically Chris Cornell & Pearl Jam - and I love it. Also started listening to Alice in Chains today and I'm liking them so far, especially the song "Would?".
 
Temple of the Dog - Hunger Strike (I was at Chris Cornell's concert last Summer, where he performed this song with his band; unfortunately I hadn't heard it before then :( )
 

#14 Posted by iizcallum (606 posts) -

I'm listening to Narrow Stairs by Death Cab for Cutie. But the last album I bought was Contra by Vampire Weekend; it's pretty good.

#15 Posted by KnifeySpoony (1167 posts) -
@Binman88: Thanks, I remember the song but completely forgot the name of the band. Soundgarden is one of my favorites as well, will have to listen to Temple of the Dog.
#16 Posted by nrain (1274 posts) -
@Binman88:
Alice in Chains are awesome and Dirt is a great album.
#17 Posted by 71Ranchero (2796 posts) -
@Binman88 said:
" (I was at Chris Cornell's concert last Summer, where he performed this song with his band; unfortunately I hadn't heard it before then :( ) "

I was at a concert that he was headlining in 2008 and everyone left when he came on stage. And I mean EVERYONE, only a few dozen actually wanted to see him.
#18 Posted by KnifeySpoony (1167 posts) -
@Atramentous: Who else was playing that everyone wanted to see?
#19 Posted by ArmoredCore55 (281 posts) -

The Great Gig in the Sky - Pink Floyd

#20 Posted by TheTerrifyer (163 posts) -

the only new discoveries i've made this year so far have been cannibal ox (hip-hop) and gas/high skies (electronica). the latter has some works featured in osmos. 
 
other than that i'm rocking the same old artists as last year so far. my favourite of which being pig destroyer (deathgrind/grindcore) 
 
honerable mentions: whitehouse (noise), coil (industrial/electronica/noise), sunn o))) (drone), ween (alt. rock/other) & tism (pop rock/comedy/dead serious) 
 
my tastes are all over the place.

#21 Posted by 71Ranchero (2796 posts) -
@KnifeySpoony said:
" @Atramentous: Who else was playing that everyone wanted to see? "
I dont even remember all the bands from that night, the concert sucked. I want to say Chevelle and Three Days Grace were there. Maybe that band that did some Halo song. I think 5 bands total. The joys of being dragged to a concert by a bitch =/ 
 
Anyways, Im not commenting on his music. Im just telling a story :P
#22 Edited by ThePhantomnaut (6201 posts) -
@TheTerrifyer said:

" the only new discoveries i've made this year so far have been cannibal ox (hip-hop) and gas/high skies (electronica). the latter has some works featured in osmos. 
 
other than that i'm rocking the same old artists as last year so far. my favourite of which being pig destroyer (deathgrind/grindcore) 
 
honerable mentions: whitehouse (noise), coil (industrial/electronica/noise), sunn o))) (drone), ween (alt. rock/other) & tism (pop rock/comedy/dead serious) 
 
my tastes are all over the place.
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Damn I love Sunn O)))'s latest album. Probably an overlooked one for 2009.
 
Me, I am currently listening to a review copy of Ihsahn's new solo album for review. Also listening to some of Cobalt's Gin.
#23 Posted by MB (12922 posts) -

This thread can stay open as long as it doesn't turn into a collection of hundreds of one-line posts containing nothing more than the name of a song, album, artist, or link to a random YouTube video.

Moderator
#24 Posted by nick_verissimo (1397 posts) -

Well, this is the Year of the Black Rainbow, so I'm mostly listening to Coheed and for some reason I'm back into QOTSA, S.O.A.D and other stuff I listened to in High School.

#25 Posted by TheTerrifyer (163 posts) -
@ThePhantomnaut: definitely one of the best drone albums out there. and accessible too. before that black one was pretty mainstream. but this one is accessible and groundbreaking dronewise without crossing the border from underground. something i would have never suspected sunn o))) of being able to do. they've always sort of been cloaked in the shadow of earth to me. 
 
kudos for having great taste dude. ;)
#26 Posted by Bruce (5264 posts) -

I'm listening to the Rocky Horror soundtrack and Beirut. Also a ton of Animal Collective. 
 
   

#27 Posted by KnifeySpoony (1167 posts) -
@Atramentous: Ah yes, got it :P and no worries about Cornell. Some of his solo stuff is iffy iirc.
#28 Posted by Binman88 (3689 posts) -
@Atramentous said:
"Maybe that band that did some Halo song."
That's probably Breaking Benjamin? I actually quite like some of their older stuff (haven't heard their latest album, wasn't a huge fan of the one before that - Diary of Jane - though it had it's moments). Breakdown is a pretty good song.
 
@KnifeySpoony said:
" @Atramentous: Ah yes, got it :P and no worries about Cornell. Some of his solo stuff is iffy iirc. "

I'm a huge Cornell fan, but I can safely advise people to avoid his latest solo album as it's such a huge turn from his previous work. It's an R&B styled album produced by Timbaland. With a live band though, the songs are a lot more palatable.
Having said that, I really liked his first solo album "Euphoria Morning". It's not as heavy as his previous efforts, but his voice is still put to good use and the majority of the songs are well written. ( Steel Rain is one of my favourites from the album)
#29 Posted by cap123 (2477 posts) -

This year i got my classics on, my dad gave me a bunch of CD's of his favourites and now i'm hooked on the likes of:
 

  • The Beatles
  • David Bowie
  • The Who
  • The Kinks
 
Also the new vampire weekend just came out, and the new good shoes is just about to come out, so them too.
#30 Edited by Mysterysheep (366 posts) -

At the New Year I blasted "2010" by Cornelius. Seemed appropriate. 
 
  

         
Also, I started listening to a lot of Talking Heads again. Bought Stop Making Sense as well.
#31 Posted by thebatmobile (983 posts) -

Pink Floyd.

#32 Posted by Rehehelly (414 posts) -
DSL - Stupid Bitches (Data remix) 
 
  
#33 Posted by Dyermaker (63 posts) -

Mostly just metal lately:  Mastodon, Meshuggah, Tool, Bloodbath, Slayer, Krimh.

#34 Posted by BigBoss1911 (2527 posts) -

Alice in Chains-Mtv unplugged.

#35 Posted by Red (5994 posts) -

A bunch of random stuff, but as far as album-wise, I've been re-listening to Arcade Fire's Funeral quite a lot recently.

#36 Posted by therabidfrog (349 posts) -

The Conet Project. Recordings of numbers stations from around the world. If you don't know numbers stations are believed to be short wave radio signals sent to spies. You can look it up on wikipedia and the album is free to listen to. It's all pretty out of this world if you get into it.

#37 Edited by Heartagram (1183 posts) -

I have been listening to a shit ton of The Misfits. I mean its only about 30 years old right? My Last.fm Profile
 

#38 Posted by Whisperkill (2969 posts) -

Bullet for My Valentine

#39 Posted by r0k1ll (380 posts) -

You know what band I'm listening to. (hint - look at the avatar)

#40 Edited by N3onThr33 (380 posts) -

We Came As Romans .

#41 Posted by Gunder (63 posts) -

A lot of Dubstep. Just recently got into it. 
 
Here's some examples:  
   

    
#42 Posted by thedj93 (1237 posts) -
@TheTerrifyer: 
 If you like can ox, you would probably appreciate the producer el-p's solo efforts, "Fantastic Damage" and "I'll Sleep When You're Dead," assuming you havent already copped them
 
 
#43 Posted by Zombutler (176 posts) -

Heartland-Owen Pallett. Probably the best concept album I've ever heard in my life. Also been listening to a lot of Contra.
#44 Posted by Azteck (7449 posts) -
@Metal_Gear_Sunny: But that album is amazing. Tell me it was the one with the extra songs, because they make an amazing cover of Baker Street.
#45 Posted by NukeGoBoom (492 posts) -
@Zombutler said:
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Heartland-Owen Pallett. Probably the best concept album I've ever heard in my life. Also been listening to a lot of Contra. "
P4K-core anyone? Just kidding. Its a cool album. And Contra is such a dissapointment. Horchata, Cousins and California English are the only good tracks on the whole fucking album.
#46 Posted by UnsolvedParadox (1866 posts) -
#47 Posted by Kohe321 (3531 posts) -

Listening to a shitload of Devin Townsend stuff at the moment. Ziltoid the Omnicient is one of the best albums ever.

#48 Posted by NukeGoBoom (492 posts) -



Sorry for the XBOX HUEG images.
#49 Posted by embef (27 posts) -

@NukeGoBoom

Dude, that Elbow record is awesome. Thanks for the recommendation!

#50 Posted by MythDarK (555 posts) -

Blood Stain Child - Freedom. Japanese melodic death metal combined with techno/trance. Awesomeness!
 

   Also listening to some bitpop by Ozzed. His 8-bitpop tracks are great as hell.