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.

Joe Pemberton's picture

Peter Murphy on tour? Who knew. Peter Murphy was one of those who actually grew musically post-goth (see also David Bowie) while others of the era rehash their old crap (see Rolling Stones).

How come David Bowie and Peter Murphy get better as they get older and Sting keeps getting worse? :/

Miss Tiffany's picture

Too much yoga. He's too relaxed.

mosh's picture


I was lucky enough to see Bauhaus playing in Mexico City four or five years ago. Marvellous. The place where they played in was closed the day after because it was in a very ruined and dangerous state and was not designed to hold so many people. :) Nobody died the day of the concert, though.

I was a big Cure fan for maybe ten years, but I think the "good" Cure's final record was Disintegration. Others might disagree. The old material is powerful as ever to me. Same with the Banshees' catalogue.

Joe & Tiffany: I find that P.Murphy has gone a little bland also, but he's still got it. Sting? Yes, perhaps too much yoga AND wanting to appeal to 16-year olds with mellow ditties. Bowie's secret?: Get yourself accompanied by young, innovative musicians. His Outside CD was really great and well... chamaleonic.

timd's picture

I saw Bauhaus at the Old Vic in London in 1983, this was a farewell gig (and last performance for the Old Vic before it was gutted and refitted) with Pete Murphy swinging from the curtains, but he lost points for the Maxell ads and Bauhaus never equalled Bela Lugosi's Dead for me, although they did give a good performance. I wouldn't categorise Siousxie Sioux as goth, mainly because of their obvious punk roots (not that I really approve of trying to pigeonhole artists), I did see her in the audience at a Nick Cave gig promoting Murder Ballads at which Kylie Minogue performed a guest spot.

titus n.'s picture

today's mix yet:
orchestra baobab - specialist in all styles
dälek - from filthy tongues of gods and griots
john coltrane - quartet
roots manuva - run come save me

johnbutler's picture

Momus, Pet Shop Boys and the high-velocity flying roast beef that is Rammstein.

Forrest L Norvell's picture

That Roots Manuva album is FANTASTIC. I love it a lot.

John Hudson's picture

There's another Catholic typographer names John who is a Momus fan? What are the odds?

rs_donsata's picture

I have been listening to the Smashing Pumpkins these last days, they remember me the high school. Also I boght the Led Zeppelin Remasters and the last cd of The Mars Volta, sublime.

hdschellnack's picture

Nono, Siouxie never really was Goth, not a single moment. The Creatures were to experimental for that label and the Banshees too pop.

That said, at the moment I'm pretty straightforward into retro80s THE-Bands. Athelete, Engineers, Arcade Fire, Snow Patrol, The Faint, Te Doves... stuff like that.

The new Porcupine Tree album is fairly good, although not as breathtaking as the last three outings.

Jem is surprisingly good pop.

The new Mars Volta is pretty much the same as the last album, there is no other band like that, at the moment.

There's some good German bands at the moment, Bosse, Tomte, Niels Frevert, Kettcar.

The new New Order is, alas, boring as hell. I think I should just buy the Saville-covers and leave the actual CD in the stores. Same goies for the new Tori Amos CD, very been-there-done-that, but with the addition that not even the coverdesign is pleasant.

The Tord Gustavsen Trio (on the great ECM label) is wonderful stuff, great Jazz.

These days, thanks to iTunes, my listening habits have changed a bt. Where formerly any new CD would run for a few days in the studios CD-Player, now a new-bought album will get MP3-d pronto and put into the maelstrom of thousands of tracks played at random in itunes, so here in the studio AC/DC is followed by Schubert, Chet Baker by Slime. It makes for pretty weird surprises, but I haven't digitalized my whole CD-collection yet. As I have an ipod in my car now as well, the same principle applies there. As a result, my listening habits have a bit... fractalized, strangely enough.

Looking forward to Roisin Murphys first solo-album «Ruby Blue», shame about Moloko, though. ro is a great singer and Herbert should guarantee a nice soundtrack... but Moloko was one of the best pop bands these recent years, along with Lamb, who seem to be vanishing as well.

HD Schellnack

Wouter Spaak's picture

I am currently listening to Boards of Canada - Turqoise Hexagon Sun.

Next up is a piano sonata by Mozart.

Paul Cutler's picture

Lately I've been addicted to Russian Orthodox choral music, as well as Mass in B Minor by Bach…

Nick Cooke's picture

Thanks to iTunes shuffle: Louis Prima, Captain Beefheart, The Durutti Column, The Residents, Pere Ubu, Johnny 'Guitar' Watson, Soul Coughing, The Fall, Ivor Cutler, The Chemical Brothers, Anton Karas,Alice Cooper, Elbow, John Barry, N*E*R*D, Air, Snow Patrol, Brian Wilson, Gonzales, Ian Brown, Sly & The Family Stone, The Beatles, Brian Eno, Goldfrapp, 808 State, Coil, The Flaming Lips, Neil Young, Buddy Holly, Grandaddy, Django Reinhardt, Cornelius, Spike Jones, Pink Floyd, Associates, Nick Drake, Magazine. The Beta Band.

I could go on.

I love iTunes shuffle.

Nick Cooke

mosh's picture

Normally I use either a PC with WinAmp or Media Player, or a portable -cheap but reliable- Mp3 player to hear my music, so I have to ask: what's so marvellous about iTunes?

I am able to store/transport whatever music/data I want. I am able to shuffle, have visualizations for the songs, etc. Standard features. Am I missing something?

Chris Rugen's picture

The hum of flourescents, the click of others' keyboards, the murmur of muffled voices.

I forgot my headphones today.

::silently grumbles::

vinceconnare's picture

today downloading to me Ipod photo:

the Tears -
Pixies - Bosanova
Pixies - Surfer Rosa & Come on Pilgrim
Kylie - Ulitimate Kylie ( http://www.thepinkbraceletfund.org/ )
Basement Jaxx - Rooty and Kish Kash
Dominatrix Sleeps tonight - Dominatrix
Rockin' it - Fearless Four
Step on - Happy Mondays
Last night a dj saved my life - Indeep
Buffalo Gals - Malcom McClaren
Cavern - Liquid Liquid
Buffalo Stance - Nenah Cherry
Fetenhits - neue deutsche welle 2

vinceconnare's picture

and the
Stranglers Hammersmith Odeon album 1981

paul d hunt's picture

fannypack & ya gotta dig that lettering, yo!

speter's picture

Right now I'm into Bløf while learning some Dutch.

vinceconnare's picture


'Oh my gosh' Basement Jaxx new video

John Hudson's picture

Rachid Taha's hilarious yet rocking Arabic version of 'Rock the Casbah'. Over and over again.

dezcom's picture

The "Letterman" :-)


nathanjones's picture

I am listening to a lot of shit that makes me feel like a 35 year old lawyer.

Kathleen Edwards
Beth Orton
Damien Jurardo

I feel like I should be sitting in a Starbucks, instead of the studio!

Miss Tiffany's picture

Bjork's Vespertine
Air 10,000 MHz
Zen and the Art of Chilling, Volume 2

rs_donsata's picture

Yesterday I stumbled upon a CD my sister forgot in the house (she studies contemporary dance in other city). The CD is only labelled "Wim Mertems" yet it became one of my favourites in a single day.

I actually couldn´t find anything about this Wim Mertems on the internet so I guess I'll have to wait a couple of weeks to ask my sister about it.


Forrest L Norvell's picture

That's cuz it's probably actually Wim Mertens, who has about ten billion albums out.

While I'm here, now I too have an Audioscrobbler feed: http://www.audioscrobbler.com/user/othiym23/. Apparently this week I'm really into The Fall, Ikara Colt, Roots Manuva, and the Epoxies. I've also been listening to the new Sleater-Kinney pretty relentlessly, but it's not made it into my Audioscrobbler listing yet.

adiazpaz's picture

"Narcotango", by Carlos Libedinsky.


paul d hunt's picture

more pink martini: this time it's hang on little tomato
glen phillip's winter pays for summer
and paul anka's version of blackhole sun, smells like teen spirit and wonderwall

silas's picture

fela kuti

nicolai's picture

A few nice radio stations:
- If you are using iTunes you can also find these
stations when browsing through the radio section

Jungle, Drum´n Bass
Downtempo, ambient, lounge, house
Groove Salad
Ambient beats & grooves
Jazzmusique - My favorite!!!
Downtempo, ambient, lounge, house
KKJZ 88.1 FM
Jazz, jazz, jazz
Continous house mixes

Dan Weaver's picture

When you come to Typecon in NYC and want to listen to the best jazz 88.3 FM WBGO. Listener sponsored radio and from 3-4 during M-F is the Blues Hour. If you would like a taste on-line streaming wbgo.org

Nick Shinn's picture

>I stumbled upon a CD my sister forgot

More family stuff:

It was a great loss when my son left home and took all his CDs with him, several of which I had become quite attached to (I missed the boy too). The other day I felt like a bit of Schnittke, in particular the Kronos recording of the String Quartets (great sleeve design BTW, featuring Alias' Granite face), but it was gone with Eric. So I went down to the local classical store to see if I could get a copy, but they didn't have one. Desparate for a Schnittke fix, I bought "Oleg Kagan plays Schnittke". Really enjoying Concerto No. 3 for Violin.

Always liked Peggy Lee but never heard her early work with Benny Goodman. My dad has a compilation album in his car, which he's lent me while he's on vacation, so I popped it on, and was gobsmacked -- she sounded so different then, and even more world-weary.

fabre's picture

Kaiser Chiefs, The Killers, Kasabian... Lots of stuff beginning with "K". Saint Etienne and The Specials have also being appearing a lot recently on my iPod.

lapvance's picture

Blood Brothers — Crimes, Book of Dead Names — Blood of the Young EP, Digitata — Sexually Transmitted Emotions, Ice Cube — Amerikkka's Most Wanted, The Knife — Deep Cuts, Start Destruct — UNTITLED, All Thunderbirds Are Now, All Tracy and the Plastics.

SIMS — Lights Out Paris!!!

oldnick's picture

Cripes! It's happened: I've turned into my father. I am utterly clueless on about 95% of the band/artist names being bandied about here. And what worries me more is that, lately, I have come to believe that Rosemary Clooney rocks...

rs_donsata's picture

Botellita de Jerez: naco es chido, abuelita de batman, guacarrock del santo, alarmala de tos & al.


fabre's picture

Don't worry oldnick... All of the bands I've mentioned here are British... we know how difficult it for UK artists/groups is to break into the US music market (unless you're The Beatles). But, it also works the other way round as I've never ever heard of Rosemary Clooney! =)

marcox's picture

Fountains of Wayne, my favorite purveyors of power pop, just released a 2-CD set* of b-sides, non-album singles, demos, etc. Awesome stuff -- their discards outclass most bands' official output.

*"Out of State Plates," for those shopping at home.

paul d hunt's picture

at the moment... Funeral by Arcade Fire.

Bald Condensed's picture

Right now -- 13 & God, a collaboration by German glitchpop rockers The Notwist and Anticon electro-rap experimentalists Themselves.

Stefan H's picture

The Supperclub volumes (1-8) are superb and always hot for me! The first CD on each pac makes you mellow, CD 2 keeps you awake on the night shift.

Naryana's picture

Goldfrapp - Black Cherry
Green Day - American Idiot
The Prodigy - Music for the Jilted Generation

...are the most played albums on my iPod.

Chris Rugen's picture

Lots of streaming & downloading from WeFunk Radio. Great funk and hip-hop, and every show has a playlist for easy ID'ing of good tracks.

Dan Weaver's picture

Montreal Jazz festival, live from 2-6 on WBGO.org

andi emery's picture

Wow! What a great diverse list of music!

I just picked up the new Audioslave album, "Out of Exile" - seems great so far.

Am also listening to:

Paul Van Dyk's Reflections
Thievery Corporation's Sounds from the Verve Hi-Fi which features a whole plethora of songs by Stan Getz, Chico Hamilton and Sergio Mendes, just to name a few.
Thievery Corporation's new album "The Cosmic Game"
Wilco's "A Ghost is Born"
and finally, some good local group music, Rheostatics; "True North"

dvsmethid's picture

Steve Reich
Devin the Dude
Express Rising
Paul Wall
A few of J-Rocc's mixtapes (Soul, Hip-Hop, Funk)

Fredrik's picture

Savath & Savalas
Matthew Herbert Big Band

Gil Scott Heron

to name a few.

negativespace's picture

Thievery Corp, Boards of Canada, nice choices :)

Ever since Saturday, Pink Floyd's Dark Side of The Moon has been in high rotation!

dnm's picture

Most recently:

  • Coltraine: Blue Trane, Impressions, Giant Steps, and A Love Supreme
  • Bill Frissell Quartet
  • Interpol: Turn On The Bright Lights and Antics
  • Ted Leo + Pharmacists: The Tyranny Of Distance, Hearts Of Oak, and Shake The Streets
  • Assorted Thievery Corporation and Eighteenth Street Lounge labelmates.
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