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  1. Davey

    Hiss Golden Messenger

    Always loved the band Court & Spark, especially the very nice "Bless You", great record both musically and sonically, and I think it is still out there in vinyl. But just recently found out about the band Hiss Golden Messenger with M.C. Taylor and Scott Hirsch from Court & Spark, and man this...
  2. Davey

    Cardinal - one of the best of the 90s?

    Definitely is for me. Kind of an epiphany in recent times with this record. Had the original for a long time, and loved what Richard Davies did after this, especially Telegraph from 1998, but for some reason had let this one-off from 1994 by Richard Davies and Eric Matthews slip into the back...
  3. Davey

    Back to the 80s with 16 Lovers Lane ... very very nice

    Pulled out the Go-Betweens 16 Lovers Lane yesterday and just wanted to say somewhere, what a great record! Probably gonna be revisiting this one over and over all week, and more. Surprising to realize that some of these late 80s classics are 20 years old now. And so nice to put a CD in the...
  4. Davey

    Nashville Moon by Magnolia Electric Co - good stuff!

    Anyone pick up the 4-CD and DVD Sojourner pine box by Jason Molina and the band(s)? Some great stuff on these discs, but my favorite by far at the moment is the one he recorded with Steve Albini in Chicago, Nashville Moon. Really channels that early NY & Crazy Horse vibe he's so good at (maybe...
  5. Davey

    Overlooked Classics: Richard Buckner - Bloomed

    Not overlooked by everyone like some lost gems, but guess it's one of those records that, once you find it, you'll never leave it. This was his debut back in 1995 on DejaDisc in the US, and I think 1994 on Gltterhouse in Europe. I have the DejaDisc version which says 1995, and it sounds great...
  6. Davey

    The Morphine Trilogy - great sounding early 90s rock

    Recently been listening to a lot of early Morphine ... Good, Cure For Pain, and Yes. What a great band, and a trio of very nice records, especially that bluesy first one. Not very recent, in fact almost 15 years old now, but ya gotta go back aways to get any pop or rock that is well recorded and...
  7. Davey

    Three Mile Pilot - Chief Assassin to the Sinister (lost classics)

    Another almost lost "classic" from the early 90s that I've been heavy dosing on lately is Three Mile Pilot's excellent and hard banging second album The Chief Assassin to the Sinister. Apparently the story goes that they put out this album on the cheap back in '93 and then Geffen caught wind of...
  8. Davey

    Can girls rock?

    Silly topic, I know, especially since my favorite rock record of 2007 is by group of 4 girls from Brighton, but what do you think? Any ladies recently that were capable of kicking out the jams the way the boys do? Seems that you typically find the women doing more of a serious singer/songwriter...
  9. Davey

    Anyone else lovin that new Blonde Redhead?

    Really enjoyed each of the last three, especially Melody of Certain Damaged Lemons which took some inspiration from that second side of Abbey Road, along with that Radiohead guitar vibe they've been fostering in the later releases. Pretty far gone from the early Sonic Youth sound, although I...
  10. Davey

    Black Tape for a Blue Girl

    Yeah, I know, they've probably been talked about a lot around here already, and I've been hearing the name for it seems like forever, but I just recently picked up a used copy of their highly regarded 1996 Remnants of a Deeper Purity, and after a few listens I'm hooked. Very dark and gothy and...
  11. Davey

    My Morning Jacket and the Boston Pops perform "Gideon"

    On Letterman last Friday. Amazing. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YXEHOS6p2o8
  12. Davey

    Shack pays tribute to Miles and Gil ... and maybe album of the year

    Any of you heard this one yet? Shack - ...On The Corner Of Miles And Gil. Had it for a couple weeks now and just gets better and better. They're as good as ever, and that is very very good Beatles pop like the La's and Stone Roses and the others, but this time paying some tribute to Miles Davis...
  13. Davey

    Appleseed Cast ride with the ghost of Disintegration

    I'm really liking the new Appleseed Cast Peregrine. Anyone else? It does sometimes evoke the ghost of my favorite Cure album Disintegration. Real majestic sound, and sometimes Chris' voice takes on a little bit of a Robert Smith inflection. I only got it a couple weeks ago but been playing it...
  14. Davey

    Yeah, Built to Spill is back

    This new one is really nice. Even though excited, I'm sometimes a little bit apprehensive when one of my old favorites puts out a new one. You know, the inevitable letdown when compared to your memory of their past greatness. But screw it, I try no longer to make those comparisons, I just go...
  15. Davey

    I can hear the heart beating as one

    What a beautiful album. Nearly faultless. Yo La Tengo has gotten pretty quiet on their later albums, but Electr-o-pura and I Can Hear .. both have some pretty noisy stuff. Mostly controlled though, and Ira thankfully never evolved into somebody who feels the need to go off in every song. Love it...
  16. Davey

    Howe Gelb, Freakwater and Appleseed Cast

    Not sure if there's any connection there except for being the three new CDs that followed me home this weekend. Any Giant Sand fans? I know markl is, but this new one from Howe Gelb is called 'Sno Angel Like You and has him paired with a Canadian choir. And it works beautifully. If Chore of...
  17. Davey

    Freakwater + Califone = Thinking of You

    This has been out for months and where have I been? Anyone heard it yet? Supposedly Califone doesn't really take the ladies in any new directions, just intensifies that Appalachian folk sound behind their strong vocals. Think this album might be in my near future...
  18. Davey

    My Morning Jacket "Dondante"

    Dondante, the closer from My Morning Jacket's latest Z. Love this song. Something like 8 minutes long, starting out reminiscent of that great David Bowie song "The Man Who Sold the World", but slowed down and quieter. With Jim James reverb laden and high pitched Neil Young meets Jeff Buckley...
  19. Davey

    Have I mentioned lately how good Lali Puna is?

    Been listening to Faking The Books a lot lately and while I think it will inevitably get overshadowed by the great Neon Golden, it does have that same warm, electro-organic glow that I love so much about that Notwist classic. Of course that's not too surprising since Lali Puna is composed partly...
  20. Davey

    Living Things Ahead of the Lions (new hard rock)

    Picked up the new debut by Living Things last weekend called "Ahead of the Lions" and this is some kick out the jams rock n roll. Recorded by Steve Albini so it coulda should woulda been pretty dynamic, but unfortunately it's on Sony and was mastered by one of the hacks at Bernie Grundman...
  21. Davey

    could find my way to mariana on a wave of mutilation ...

    Ya ever get in one of those Pixie moods when you can just listen to Doolittle over and over and over? What a fantastic album. Hasn't aged a day in my mind. Still fresh as the day. Loud and melodic and dynamic and dangerous and sweet and fresh. Gotta turn the volume control up really high too -...
  22. Davey

    The Editors = Interpol

    There was recently a resurrected Interpol thread about their last album Antics, and in response to a request for other bands like Interpol and Joy Division, many of us including myself suggested the Editors debut as being a good match. And listening to it again yesterday, I'm left thinking that...
  23. Davey

    Wow, this new Elbow is the best!

    Leaders of the Free World. Yea, I know markl had a thread about it already, but wow, what a gorgeous album. Really a grower that could probably do with some more PR. It all started to come together for me after about three listens, and now the glow just gets a little brighter with each listen...
  24. Davey

    What Are You Listening To Right Now? [#4]

    Should we start a new one? Too late now to say no, it's already started! Got the latest full length from The National spinning while waiting for the new season of Lost to start in a bit. Alligator. Been listening to this one a lot lately. Loved the EP from last year, a lot. And wasn't too...
  25. Davey

    Eleventh Dream Day is a hot band

    Man, it's a shame one of the best Chicago bands of the last 15 years is so unknown. Just did a search and only 3 posts total, and 2 of them were mine. But here's one for you bjjp2 for naming Beet as one of your top 20 in a very nice list you did a while back . Just listening to Beet myself...
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