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Originally posted by Semi-Detached:
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Originally posted by Finngirl:
Lucky lucky Gav

I feel very lucky, Tab! Any hype about his lives shows is well justified. What is it about musicians called Neil?! Big Grin

Apart from Neil Diamond Big Grin

Diamond's early stuff is OK. I'll draw the line at Neil Sedaka though!
I also went to Neil Youngs concert in Zurich and it was the best one of the year, always is!

The song sheet was the same and was FABULOUS, so glad he stayed away from too much country, he really rocked the place and we all came out high!!! I sing the song because I love the man, have since I was 16yrs old!!! So just enjoying a medley of his songs on the ipod at the mo, I never tire of them.........

How can I get to listen to Neil Finns latest concert for Oxfam please-anyone??



"Hello Cowgirl of my dreams........."
Animal Collective - Merriweather Post Pavillion


This is the first Animal Collective album I've listened to, after completely falling in love with the Panda Bear album a year or two ago. (I cannot see a Nautica sweatshirt without thinking of 'Comfy in Nautica.' Big Grin )

I'm not sure what to make of it. I like it, but I don't think I love it. I can hear the similarity to the Panda Bear album, but I think that album is miles better than this.

Interesting.

Not yet sure what I really think of it.
I completely agree re: Fawlty Towers...brilliant!

right now I am listening to Betchadupa. it is quite impossible to sit still while doing so, so I am periodically dancing round the living room...

but for most of the past week I have been listening to my favorite new band...they are called Blind Pilot, they are from Portland, Oregon and I they are completely amazing. I finally got to see them live last week and they were so so great. I think their music would appeal to many Finn fans, I highly recommend checking them out. their album is called 3 Rounds and a Sound. seriously, they are the bomb. no, I do not work for them I just think that everyone should hear them!
I've been on a Kraftwerk binge.

1991's The Mix still has my favourite Kraftwerk track on it, the remix of Radioactivity. That is superb.

Also put on Kraftwerk, Kraftwerk 2 and Ralph and Florian, the first two albums are more experiments and sketches than proper pieces, Ralph and Florian turned out to be a really good album (much better than I remembered) so surprising that they've disowned and removed this from the catalogue the same as Kraftwerk and Kraftwerk 2.

Watched Minimum Maximum, the DTS soundtrack is to die for. Don't listen to anyone who says it's a really boring concert showing four middle aged krauts standing in front of laptops not really doing anything. There are some great shots showing the work stations that each member is using (they aren't just laptops) and it becomes very obvious they are playing most of it live (yes sure there are loops and sequencers that they are using as well). The films being projected in the background are good too, though I swear I saw Hitler on the Autobahn at one point.

Listened to Trans Europe Express and Computer World too. Best tracks: Europe Endless and Pocket Calculator.
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I've been on a Kraftwerk binge.

1991's The Mix still has my favourite Kraftwerk track on it, the remix of Radioactivity. That is superb.


Funny, I love the mix of "The Robots" on that one. The "Minimum Maximum" version of Radioactivity (v. similar to The Mix) is pretty awesome.

I've been listening to the new from the original tapes 180gram pressing of "Astral Weeks" by Van Morrison. I think it's the best I've ever heard the album.
Listening to M. Ward's Hold Time for the 30th (?) time in the past week. I love this album. It reminds me very much of mid-period (late 80's-early 90's) Nick Lowe, yet is very much its own album. Wonderful. Smiler

I have also totally warmed up to Animal Collective's Merriweather Post Pavillion and have decided that I absolutely love it. Panda Bear has such a very warm, inviting voice, and the lovely, melodic, hypnotic music draws me in even further.

These two albums have been dominating my listening over the last few weeks. When I'm not sighing over 7 Worlds Collide 2. Wink
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Originally posted by Camus:
I've been on a Kraftwerk binge.

I'd love to get my hands on the German language versions of their classic albums, and the Japanese version of Computer World just for curiosity's sake.


I must admit I prefer the German language versions, except for certain tracks, like Pocket Calculator, Europe Endless, Showroom Dummies and Hall of Mirrors. I've got the Japanese version of Computer World (with Dentaku on it).
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I am currently listening to Powderfinger after receiving several of their albums from my aunty. I love Bernard Fanning.

Aah Powderfinger...one of Neil Young's best songs. Big Grin

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"Can't Stand Losing You" -The Police


Ooooh - I love the Police! I saw them last year and thought all 3 were just amazing musicians.

Yes, I concur. They still put on an amazing live show.
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Robert Plant & Alison Krauss
Raising Sand
Sorry to say that the "Album Of The Year" isn't doing much for me...


It's certainly not flawed. Too many slow songs and maybe it could use a little less tracks overall. Having said that there are a couple of phenemonal songs on the album.

I've been lisenting to a mixed bag, as always:
The Pretender - Jackson Browne: Back in the days of 35 minute albums! Maybe Robert and Alison should take notes

Scarecrow - John Cougar Mellancamp: Under-rated album. Equals anything Bruce Springsteen did. Not a dud track on it. Maybe Robert and Alison should take notes

Smile - Brian Wilson: The live peformance on DVD. Why this album didn't win Album Of The Year at 2005 Grammys is a mystery. Maybe Robert and Alison...

- and a few individual tracks:
"Angel Come Home" - The Beach Boys: A Dennis Wilson penned and sung track from the infamous "L.A." album. This is brilliant and sounds nothing at all like classic Beach Boys proving how versatile this band really was in the 70s.

"The Four Horsemen" - Aphrodite's Child: From a magazine sampler. A mind blowin' heavy prog rock track with - get this - Demis Roussos on lead vocal. Stop smirking! Messrs Roussos and Vangelis kicks serious ass on this track!

"Silent House" and "She Goes On" - Crowded House: To bring everything back home. Unfortunately my grandmother passed away last week. Trust Neil Finn to have the exact right songs to fit my mood. These were always brilliant songs but now they seem even more personal. I'm sure everyone on this forum has Neil songs like that.
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Unfortunately my grandmother passed away last week. Trust Neil Finn to have the exact right songs to fit my mood. These were always brilliant songs but now they seem even more personal. I'm sure everyone on this forum has Neil songs like that.


sorry to hear of your lost .... you are right, I dare say we have all turned to Finn music while grieving.
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Originally posted by Dazz:
Smile - Brian Wilson: The live peformance on DVD. Why this album didn't win Album Of The Year at 2005 Grammys is a mystery. Maybe Robert and Alison...


A dangerous DVD. Once I put it on, I can't move until the whole concert is played out, it's that good.

At least he won best instrumental for Mrs O'Leary's Cow (AKA Fire) but how Surf's Up didn't win best song is beyond me....
Have now moved on - or back - to Pet Sounds. The stereo and/or surround mixes, the mono just doesn't cut it for me anymore despite what traditionalists say.

Sometimes I read all the plaudits this album has received leaving me with the impression that Pet Sounds is over-rated. That is until I sit down and listen to it again and no matter how much the cynic in me wants to argue about it, it's a no brainer. This is simply one of the best albums ever made, full stop.
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Originally posted by brownie:
Listening to M. Ward's Hold Time for the 30th (?) time in the past week. I love this album. It reminds me very much of mid-period (late 80's-early 90's) Nick Lowe, yet is very much its own album. Wonderful. Smiler


oh yes, M. Ward is fantastic. I haven't bought Hold Time yet but I listen to Post-War ridiculously often. just tried to buy tickets to his show here in a couple of weeks, but it's sold out! I suppose I can take my chances with the scalpers. and he's playing at Sasquatch (the Pacific NW's version of Coachella, only kindler and gentler - one hopes, anyway) and I will be there because the lineup is killer!

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