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On 9/19/2019 at 11:40 PM, J3FF3R00 said:

Ok. So this album is one of the most popular albums of all time, but I’ve (thankfully) rediscovered it about a year ago and, my god. It’s fucking unbelievably good. 

Simon & Garfunkel - Bridge Over Troubled Water 

Please, especially if you aren’t familiar with it, listen to the whole damn thing (preferably on headphones) with an open mind. It’s truly incredible. I just listened to it all the way through again on the plane yesterday and I am profoundly struck, yet again, by how incredible it is. 

Growing up I was aware of S&G and liked a few tracks enough, like with many 60s bands before I started digging into that decade. I was actually more familiar with Paul Simon as a solo artist growing up in the 80s. But sometime around 2009 my then-girlfriend had gone out of state for an internship and I dug through some of her CDs, deciding to listen to Simon and Garfunkel's Greatest Hits. I was hooked instantly. Of course I very quickly sought out the proper albums and really, they're all fantastic. My favorite is Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme. I did the same thing with The Smiths around the same time, starting with her copy of Hatful of Hollow. Just hadn't bothered to listen to them beyond the singles before then. But back on the topic of 60s folk rock, I'll tack on a recommendation for The Byrds' first 6 albums as being true gems. If you've only heard the songs "Turn! Turn! Turn!" and "Mr. Tambourine Man", I don't blame you for not having the urge to dig deeper, but you're missing out. I'm not knocking the songs, but they've certainly been played enough.

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34 minutes ago, sidewinder said:

But back on the topic of 60s folk rock, I'll tack on a recommendation for The Byrds' first 6 albums as being true gems. If you've only heard the songs "Turn! Turn! Turn!" and "Mr. Tambourine Man", I don't blame you for not having the urge to dig deeper, but you're missing out. I'm not knocking the songs, but they've certainly been played enough.

Actually, I’ve also recently been digging into the early byrds stuff, for the first time. They are pretty rad. All of the groovy harmonies and 12-strings. :music:

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Beach House - Bloom

 

 

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Been listening to Flaty's Generic TARGZ a lot. Kind of short but really good all the way through. The first track 'Elevation' is excellent, simple but tasteful percussion, swell pads. 

 

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This song really did it yo, it got me. :cattears:

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Gave a spin to The Rise of Hobo Johnson out of sheer curiosity last night and I actually found it to be not too bad...

... I liked a few tracks and found Hobo Johnson to be entertaining with his poetic flows and goofy verses. I was more entertained by it than JPEGMAFIA's All My Heroes Are Cornballs, which had some interesting production but a pretty annoying voice.

...should I be ashamed? :wtf:

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Listened to the majority of Korns self titled record yesterday. It produced a nice mix of appreciation for the drum recording , nostalgia and cynicism 

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6 minutes ago, Stickfigger said:

Listened to the majority of Korns self titled record yesterday. It produced a nice mix of appreciation for the drum recording , nostalgia and cynicism 

To be fair, when that album came out, it was a bit of a game changer. I was in a hardcore/metal band at the time and just about every metalhead I knew was like “holy shit... stop the presses... this is one of the heaviest albums ever”.
It’s too bad they quickly became a bit of a parody of themselves. They definitely had a moment with that record tho. 

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Annie Gosfield does great work with scrap metal in a contemporary classical context.  Here she uses a sampler with some piano, and it's alright.   

 

 

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Yves Tumor - Safe in the Hands of Love (2018) - post-industrial/ neo-psychadelia

 

Yves Tumor - Serpent Music (2016) - hypagogic pop

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Nirvana - In Utero 20th Anniversary edition.

I wish I listened to it sooner. With the exception of Pennyroyal Tea, there isn't a bad song on it and it's dark as fuck, and even that one I can stomach (no pun intended). I ended up sampling the crazy intro from Radio Friendly Unit Shifter on one of my new songs because its so good and underrated.

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R-11840993-1523318405-3272.jpeg.jpgHawthonn ‎– Red Goddess (Of This Men Shall Know Nothing)

Very unique occult-driven husband/wife duo: folk music with plenty of effects, and maybe some synths, female vocals, very experimental and stands out considerably.  apparently this band was used as a soundtrack in the Netflix series "The New Pope".  

There are some side projects that are more neofolk, but with exceptional melodies, not the same DIJ ripoff stuff.  Recently bought a lathe cut of theirs with no regrets, and I am not a big neofolk fan at all. 

 

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Autobahn by Kraftwerk. I remember at one point (I must have been a plebian) thinking this album was cheesy but now it's phat-lush-synth-goodness

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I've had Brian Jonestown Massacre - Methodrone (1995) on repeat for the last few days. Nice rough brit-popeqsue shoegaze. There's no full album YT video of it so here's my favourite track off of it.

 

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^^^ The Verve - Urban Hymns is such a classic album (most of the best tunes were not released as singles in my most humble of opinions). That and Suede's Dog Man Star are the best of that Britpop era, again of my most humblest of opinions. Humble opinion over and out.

Two of the many albums I have been listening to most recently that I would like to mention is...

One! Sakura by Susuma Yokata. Wow I'm in love with this album. I would highly recommend bending your ears around this beautiful, delightful electronic album. It's not all killer no filler, but the great tracks are worthy of your (seeing as you are here on Watmm HQ) truly honourable eardrums. You will like it. Album cover is also tip-top. A album I discover on Spotify and will buy the physical.

Two! Superunknown by Soundgarden. Ahh yes my dear friend, a multi million selling masterpiece. Who cares! I hear thee Watmm HQ shout. I do. Apart from a few tracks I never got on with this (My Wave and title track), I so loved, and still do, the Seattle ICBM that was Badmotorfinger. That was a beast album, and still retains a top 20 spot of all time favourite albums. However seems as though the true, and pure brilliance of this album has finally been revealed to me. The key was reading a superb review of this album on rateyourmusic, and the author describing the music as the sound of 'a dark summer'. Then the penny dropped. And my imagination shifted in how I feel this music when I listen to it. A dark summer, and right now a dark spring. Life doesn't get much better than a fresh new Soundgarden album to enjoy, even if it is over 20 years old 🤘

 

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Steve Spacek - Houses 7/10 : Pretty straightforward techno/house record with his legendary vocals. Last record I checked of his was his team up w/ Mark Pritchard (Africa Hitech), 93 Million Miles. Though that record was a lot more ambitious and took me a few spins before it really grew on me, this record is instantaneously enjoyable. I've been sleepin' on him, I'll check is 2018 offering Natural Sci-Fi next. 

Aaron Diehl - Vagabond 6/10 : Mixture of originals and standards played my this very elegant trio is well worth checking out. What really stands out here is the trio's interpretation of Philip Glass' "Piano Etude No.16". Just stellar.

 

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On 3/4/2020 at 12:19 PM, no part of it said:

R-11840993-1523318405-3272.jpeg.jpgHawthonn ‎– Red Goddess (Of This Men Shall Know Nothing)

Very unique occult-driven husband/wife duo: folk music with plenty of effects, and maybe some synths, female vocals, very experimental and stands out considerably.  apparently this band was used as a soundtrack in the Netflix series "The New Pope".  

There are some side projects that are more neofolk, but with exceptional melodies, not the same DIJ ripoff stuff.  Recently bought a lathe cut of theirs with no regrets, and I am not a big neofolk fan at all. 

 

Phil & Layla Legard. Check Larkfall if u haven’t already. They do more droney ambient orientated bits too like

Edit wrong thread, careful now

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