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    Kompakt Records

    If I had to choose a single favorite record label it would probably be Kompakt. The consistency and strength of their Total compilations almost makes Kompakt more like a band than a label, particularly since so many of their artists only release hard to find singles. What are you favorite...
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    Blu (of Blu & Exile)

    I really love the album Below the Heavens which Blu did with producer Exile. Some of the most refreshing hip hop I have heard in the past couple years. anyone heard his solo or non-Exile projects? I know he had one called C. R. A. C., pretty sure there was another called Johnson and Johnson...
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    hey you indie-types, discuss some music, local scenes or whatever

    For some reason it feels that in the past few years the amount of discussion on indie type stuff has subsided. no longer! what have you guys been listening to recently, liking or disliking and why. what city or area has the best music scene do you think? what concerts have you seen...
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    help: Creative Zen V Plus frozen

    My creative zen v plus 16gb player is frozen... Froze last night while I was trying to change songs, battery was almost full at the time, never had any problems in just over a year of use. Player froze, stopped playing music, couldn't turn it off or anything. By the time I got back to my...
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    Subletting- experiences and advice

    I am looking for a summer sublet in New York. I have never done this before and want to be careful now so that it might save some headaches a couple months from now. How have your experiences with short term sublets been? What are the unexpected things which came up for you? What...
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    muxtapes.com - a site to share mixes

    Anyone else use this site at all? It lets you upload songs and create 12 song playlists which other people can stream. I have found out about a couple cool groups from checking out other people's and have been trying to make my own playlist with some good songs and good transitions...
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    Spring break relaxing escape options

    Spring break is coming up in mid March and I, more than ever, want to make sure I get off campus and do something relaxing. I was thinking/fantasizing earlier today about visiting a small town somewhere in the near-East Coast and just getting away from NYC for a little while. Is this...
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    Philip K. Dick

    I read my first Philip K. Dick novel, A Maze of Death, yesterday and liked it quite a bit. Interesting story, technology and religious aspects. The ending... well, no spoilers at least not yet. I know Dick has tons of published work out there and that some of it is reputed to be quite...
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    New Architecture in Helsinki album- Places Like This

    I got the new album today, and have got to say I really like it. Pretty much the whole thing feels like I am at an Architecture concert, which is a good thing. Sometimes I don't like concerts that feel like albums, but the other way around is cool. In comparison to In Case We Die it feels...
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    North American release of Creative Zen V Plus 16GB

    I saw that they are planning to release this in North American instead of just Singapore, but does anyone have an idea of when exactly it will be in stores? Here are a couple announcements I found, but they just said 'soon.' 16GB is pretty impressive for such a small player. I wonder how long...
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    Matching the right mp3 player with the right media software

    I am looking into buying my first mp3 player in the next couple weeks before school starts. It seems like a lot of players out there are very similar, and what is different is the software with which they are designed to run. (Correct me if I am totally wrong here. I do know that it is...
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    Denim-Fi

    Anyone here into really nice denim? I have just started reading about the japanese denim scene and then last week bought a pair of Flat Head 3001s at this San Francisco store Self Edge on Valencia. So I soaked them over the weekend, and am now ready to start the six month break in period...
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    Best music video DVDs

    What are the best music video DVDs you guys have seen? I want to get into watching more videos, but the quality of most of the stuff online is really low, and videos on television are rarely from artists in which I am even remotely interested. MTVU has some surprisingly underground stuff on...
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    El-P's new album

    Anyone else a fan of his? I first got into him through the production work he did for other artists on Def Jux. About a year ago I picked up Fantastic Damage and was amazed. I bought I'll Sleep When You're Dead yesterday but so far haven't really been able to get into it. It seems like a more...
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    the Ultimate Breaks and Beats series

    Does anyone have any experience with the Ultimate Breaks and Beats series? They recently came out with a complete collection that I was thinking about picking up. Twelve hours of beats sounds sick. Additionally, where would be the best place to buy it? I was thinking of just going through...
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    What is the last song you put on repeat?

    Every once in a while I get really into just one song and can't stop listening to it for a few days. Right now it's My Little Underground from Psychocandy by The Jesus and Mary Chain. So good. I'm on day two and a half and throw it on anytime I'm in my room. A nice thing about it is that the...
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    Girl Talk live 02/02/2007

    I saw Girl Talk last night at the Grog Shop in Cleveland, and it was undoubtedly the most intense show I have ever been to. So crazy. First there were almost four hours of opening acts, and then when Gillis finally went on stage everyone got up there with him, his table broke, it was insane...
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    The Game- Doctor's Advocate

    Anyone heard this album? What did you think? It came out a month or so ago, I think. I just listened to the song It's OK (one blood) and it was pretty good. This is what I was hoping for when all the hype for Documentary came out. How long do you think The Game will be around? He has survived...
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    Uploading music onto an mp3 player without a computer

    So I'm thinking of maybe getting an mp3 player, but the problem is that I don't own a computer. Are there any devices or anything that will let me upload data from a CD to an mp3 player?
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    September 12th- What did you buy?

    Yesterday was a pretty big day for new music. Xiu Xiu, Junior Boys, The Mars Volta, TV on the Radio, and Yo La Tengo all had new albums out. Anyone get anything new? And how did it live up to your expectations? I bought The Airforce by Xiu Xiu, So This is Goodbye by Junior Boys and whatever...
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    What if there were no 'Ignore' list?

    If everyone were forced to see everyone else's posts, do you think the forum would get along more or less harmoniously? As is it now I don't even read the posts that I am guessing I won't like due to the poster. But if I had to read them, I might, theoretically, end up responding and hopefully...
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    Any advice on searching for audio equipment reviews on google?

    Whenever I search for reviews of anything it seems, music, gear, DVDs, I get a bunch of responses from online shopping sites that have a bunch of poorly written user reviews. Are there any terms to include that you guys have found helpful to include in the search? Most recently I was trying...
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    Show me some Wild Style

    So I have been kind of into the old school gangsta rap scene for a while, but I know that 'real’ Old School rap was happening way earlier. I really like the Wild Style movie soundtrack, and want some more stuff along the lines of that. Any recommendations? Thanks.
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    Clap Your Hands Say Yeah Announce U. S. Headlining Tour

    I have been waiting for these guys to come through San Francisco and perform at an all ages venue since this past summer. Probably the only band I have wanted to see more is These Arms Are Snakes. Has anyone seen them live? I watched the Conan O'Brien show on which they played This Home On...
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    A Feast for Crows- Spoiler Edition

    Like I mentioned in the other thread, it is good to see that Martin is still trying to make this series live up to its predecessors in terms of character and plot development. However- that being said- I am not really a fan of cutting out some of the main characters due to physical publishing...
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