The Evil Uncle

A great range of albums!

Posted in listening to by bandsxbass on July 3, 2008

Go and check out the Nigeria Specials compilations! They are fookin’ ace!

Killer artwork too…

 

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Some good albums to check out!

Posted in listening to, music by bandsxbass on May 21, 2008

 The Darjeeling Limited

The Darjeeling Limited OST: Cracking album full of Western feelgood tunes, like The Kinks and The Rolling Stones as well as some great Indian music (the film is set in India), mostly scores from other films. A very interesting listen.

 

The Sound the Hare Heard

The Sound The Hare Heard: A great compliation containing mostly unreleased tracks from US Punk label Kill All Rock Stars. But a punk album this is not. Centred around mostly singer songwriter acoustic stuff, its a really great chillaxed album. Highlights include Colin Meloy and Laura Veirs. Sweet artwork too.
Santogold
Santogold: You’ve probably seen posters for this album around the streets with its rather bizarre artwork that I can’t decide if I like or not. Dubby, Beatsy, Breaksy awesomeness from the American MC who supported Bjork last year and just signed to Atlantic. Bangin’ 
Colin Meloy Sings Live!
Colin Meloy Sings Live: Lead singer/songwriter for The Decembrists goes acoustic for this recorded show. It was always going to be amazing really wasn’t it? I love live albums…
New Ancient Strings
Toumani Diabate & Ballake Sissiko: New Ancient Strings: I hadn’t heard of this guy before this album, but heard that it was played on the Kora, an african stringed instrument which have heard played live and its beautiful. It’s a bit like a harp, but played like a flamenco guitar. Perfect Sunday morning wake up music.
This is what a kora looks like:
 
and here’s Toumani playing one:
 
To be continued….
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This week I have been mostly listening to… Part 2

Posted in listening to, music, news by bandsxbass on May 13, 2008

  • ALBUM OF THE WEEK: Death Cab for Cutie – Narrow stairs (album)

 

  • Blue Oyster Cult – Super Hits (album), Don’t Fear The Reaper
  • Patsy Cline – Three  Cigarettes (In An Ashtray)
  • Band of Horses – Is There A Ghost
  • Rocket From The Crypt – All Systems Go (album), RIP (album)
  • Kimya Dawson  – Remember That I Love You (album)
  • Pete Rock & CL Smooth – The Main Ingredient (album)
  • The Decembrists – Picaresque (album)
  • Be your own PET – Be Your Own PET (album)
  • Yeasayer – All Hour Symbals (album)
  • The Orb – Orblivion (album)
  • Battles  – EP C (album)
  • The Knife – The Knife (album)
  • Portishead – Three (album)
  • Johnny Flynn – The Box, Leftovers, Hello Hello
  • Babel OST (album)
  • King Tubby – Selected Hits (album)
  • The Pinchers – Agony
  • Alpha Beat – Digital Love
  • The Small Faces – Lazy Sunday
  • Clap Your Hands Say Yeah – The Skin of My Yellow Country Teeth
  • Colin Meloy – Sing Live (album) especially Red Right Ankle
  • HeartsRevolution – CYOA (album)
  • Frank Turner

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