Sometimes it seems kind of like they're all trying to sound like classic rock, but guess we all define that term a bit different.
Some of us have talked about the Black Mountain CD from last year that has a lot of Led Zep boogie mixed with the Stones' blues and the Sabbath's drugs. Got some pretty good critical and fan acclaim too. Even top 5 in the Uncut 2005 list. Kind of a modern stoner rock sound, but older.http://www6.head-fi.org/forums/showthread.php?t=114635
I only picked up the latest from My Morning Jacket about a week ago but it has a nice vintage feel too, although with a bit of Wilco and FLips sound mixed in. Turning into a big fave. Got tons of acclaim, although some older fans don't like the new direction as they veer away from the Neil Young sound. I like both. Fun to watch them change.
The latest from Voyager One called Dissolver that I raved about here but got no response from you losers (
) has a very nice Eno/Pink Floyd/Bowie sound, but mixed with some more modern shoegazer elements. Hard for me to resist. Currently #1 on my best of 2005.http://www6.head-fi.org/forums/showthread.php?t=155941
I thouoght the latest from John Doe called Forever Hasn’t Happened Yet was pretty darn good. Not sure how "classic" X was/is but I always loved them and this is one of Doe's better releases since those days. Has a lot of collaborations including a very nice one with Neko Case sounding a lot like Exene. A little too much like her actually, although I do really like it. She probably wanted to play it that way since John and Exene wrote the tune, and it does sound a lot like vintage X. But still, I wish they'd made it a little more Neko and less Exene. Anyway, nice album that didn't seem to get much notice.
Spoon's sound is classic and Gimme Fiction is a very nice one. More a mix of John Lennon and Elvis Costello, along with some soul and maybe some early Who. but pretty cool. Still probably like the earlier ones more, but this is a damn good record with some of their best songs and production.
Lots more but can't really think of much these days like that old Clapton sound. Different times.