I'd like to look into what others are listening to, so as to further expand my music reviewing skills.
I listen to a lot of music, but some of my favorite listening this past year was Radiohead's new and old stuff.
I like some of the top 100 songs, but I think they're overplayed.
I also really enjoy Edward Maya and Vika Jigulina from Romania. Their song Stereo Love was huge in Tampa Bay. They've got a big following in the area.
I never tire of Radiohead - new or old. I actually like the remix album this time a bit better than the original, but perhaps they're still just so far ahead of the curve that it's going to take me awhile to fully appreciate The King of Limbs. Regardless, I'm going to try to see them in April. They're always a great live show, and they are finally playing a different venue here in Seattle, instead of the huge amphitheater they've played the last couple times. I'm looking forward to it!
It's an evolving arrangement of music. I think I hear it differently each time and love it more.
They will be here at the end of Feb. at a large venue in Tampa. It's their second stop after Miami.
I also have been listening to Kate Bush's 50 Words for Snow released late last year. It's very lush, evocative.
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Black Keys, Mumford and Sons, Florence + The Machine, Death Cab for Cutie, Amos Lee, Broken Bells
There was a time not too long ago I promised myself I would never become "old" and stop listening to new music. I've always loved music.
But then, something changed.
I don't honestly think it was that I got old and closed my ears to new music, but the music that started coming out has gotten really shallow and overproduced and just stooooopid.
Wracking my brain to think of exceptions.
I thought of 2.5
1. Katy Perry. I love the juxtaposition of her strict upbringing and demure presence (in interviews) with her suggestive (ahem!) lyrics and kicky style.
2. Lada Gaga. For sheer "What's she gonna come out in tonight?" shock/entertainment value, LG's a studette. But isn't she simply this decade's Madonna? That mold was cast in the 80s. She's just taken it to new extremes. But the style of song and the boy dancers -- straight out of Material Girl.
3. And the .5 is for Amy Winetraub. May she finally rest in peace. Now there was a musician worth listening to.
I'm right there with you with regard to the overproduced music that Billboard subjects us too these days. Thankfully we have the internet. It just takes a little more work to find some really cool stuff! I use YouTube like old school MTV that allows you to pick your own videos. Takes me back to the good old days, that's for sure.
Props to you for finding anything positive to say amidst all the auto-tuning!
Adam Lambert was the artist I played a bunch in 2011. I also like Ke$ha's song, because they are so catchy.
My mom keeps trying to get me into Adam Lambert - I think she wanted me to be him or something. I can recognize his talent, but I'm unsure about some of the advisors he's worked with. I think he's got the possiblity to take control and grow into his own, and really surprise us.
Hm... This might be too much, but in my list I have Lizz Wright, Rachelle Ferrell, Lara Fabian, Tori Amos, Björk, Dulce Pontes, Radiohead, Muse, Musica Nuda and Antony and the Johnsons. If you actually bother checking this out, I guess you could start by Antony and the Johnsons and Musica Nuda. Both are pretty unique bands, and the last one is still mostly unknown outside of just a couple of European countries.
Carolina Liar I love his voice and let him know - he's right up there next to the voice of our late Freddy Mercury of Queen
John Grant, I saw him play in Galway last summer it was one of the best concerts I've ever been to...
by Andrew Nuske 9 years ago
I've been listening to them for the past 2 years and have enjoyed every album. Something about their sound is just so perfect. That's just me, what do you guys think?
by Travis_S_Music 12 years ago
I love all kinds of music. As of late though, I haven't had much to do with it. So I'm curious to see what everyone likes, what music they listen to most, and what artist or composer is their favorite? List as much as you like! (:
by pjdscott 14 years ago
I'm a musician and know the power and value of music. I'm curious what people find emotional in music (and looking for trends for a paper I'm going to write).It's very simple - post the name of a piece of music that moves you to tears, causes a lump in your throat or affects you emotionally. For...
by abichats 10 years ago
What do you think of screamy music??
by Brian 13 years ago
I became a fan of Adam Lambert when he was on American Idol, and purchased two of his albums. I found it very strange that his "Take One" Cd is nowhere near as good as "For Your Entertainment." "Take One" is mostly slow Balads, and seems like all of the songs sound...
by Michael Willis 14 years ago
I can't believe Adam Lambert put on this type of Trash performance on Television in Prime Time where "children" could see this. It was tasteless and trashy! I know controversy sells in entertainment, but this may backfire on him!!!! Shame on You Adam!I was a fan of the music, but...I he...
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