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I will give this writing stuff thing a shot. Hail Mary Mallon - Are You Going to Eat That?

 

Hail Mary Mallon is a rap group made up of Aesop Rock, Rob Sonic and DJ Big Wiz. The whole album is kinda unfocused, the tracks are generally good, if a bit lacking in substance, I guess. It's nothing serious, just three guys making good music. I hadn't listened to Rob Sonic before this, but I've been meaning to give him a shot, and this has pretty much confirmed it. As awesome as Aesop Rock is his lyrics are dense as [bleep], meaning getting something out of his songs is an effort (lolol pretentious rap snob), and Rob Sonic... I don't know, grounds him, or something. Good stuff, nonetheless.

 

Now instead of feeling like a lacking poster I feel like a bad reviewer, haha.

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Yanni's Dare to Dream album.

 

Most of my friends make so much fun of me for liking him, but I grew up with him. I listened to this album whenever I had the flu or a cold or when I was going through this weird phase where I threw up everyday for 2 months straight (no exaggeration, I [bleep]ed up my stomach). I honestly feel like I'm running through a European city whenever I listen to it. It might be some good Assassin's Creed music, haha. He was big in my mom's day, which is why I have his albums on my computer.

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Flightless Bird, American Mouth - Iron & Wine

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-iuFJ5P9ung

I'm usually not an indie/folk guy, but man, this album never fails to make me feel great. So much polyphony. Now I'm going to listen to General Elektrik's "Good City for Dreamers". Vintage synth aficionado makes some kind of poppy jazz funk hip-hop thing.

Matt: You want that eh? You want everything good for you. You want everything that's--falls off garbage can

Camera guy: Whoa, haha, are you okay dude?

Matt: You want anything funny that happens, don't you?

Camera guy: still laughing

Matt: You want the funny shit that happens here and there, you think it comes out of your [bleep]ing [wagon] pushes garbage can down, don't you? You think it's funny? It comes out of here! running towards Camera guy

Camera guy: runs away still laughing

Matt: You think the funny comes out of your mother[bleep]ing creativity? Comes out of Satan, mother[bleep]er! nn--ngh! pushes Camera guy down

Camera guy: Hoooholy [bleep]!

Matt: FUNNY ISN'T REAL! FUNNY ISN'T REAL!

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Iron & Wine's low-fi stuff is really good, too (The Creek Drank the Cradle).

 

By far my favorite album. While I respect the increased complexity of his more recent albums, I always go back to this one.

 

Anyways, I'm working my way through The Decemberists' discography. I've never really listened to them seriously before. I really liked The King is Dead. Now I'm on the Five Songs EP.

 

Not much to say on them as a whole yet, but that'll come after a few listens.

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Murder Me Rachael - The National

 

I just can't get enough of this dude's voice.

 

Semi-Off-Topic: A few weeks ago, I realized how much I dislike Macklemore's voice. Just can't stand it. All my friends are really surprised that I'm not going to see him when he comes to Whitworth. Seems like everyone should like him, heh.

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Murder Me Rachael - The National

 

I just can't get enough of this dude's voice.

 

I think Matt's voice definitely comes into its own on that album. The soothing, deep tone of Cardinal Song and the urgency and uncertainty of Slipping Husband really kick off the album well. The rest of the album follows suit.

 

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Murder Me Rachael - The National

 

I just can't get enough of this dude's voice.

 

I think Matt's voice definitely comes into its own on that album. The soothing, deep tone of Cardinal Song and the urgency and uncertainty of Slipping Husband really kick off the album well. The rest of the album follows suit.

 

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Ha, you sure know how to describe it, though. :thumbup:

 

Mogwai Feat Satan - Mogwai.

 

Such a great song, how it oscillates between quiet, soothing flute (I think it's flute) to the harder guitar and drums. It's also a plus that it lasts for 13+ minutes.

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Mastodon - Crack the Skye

 

I love the prog turn that they took on this album. Having already listened to their album coming out next week, this was the step in the right direction that eventually produced the masterpiece that is The Hunter. The entire album just makes me want to air drum.

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uxelXPg961M&ob=av2e

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Murder Me Rachael - The National

 

I just can't get enough of this dude's voice.

 

Semi-Off-Topic: A few weeks ago, I realized how much I dislike Macklemore's voice. Just can't stand it. All my friends are really surprised that I'm not going to see him when he comes to Whitworth. Seems like everyone should like him, heh.

Haha yeah some of my friends are going to that concert as well, I can't stand his voice either though. Although I don't like any white rappers.

 

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Cath - Death Cab for Cutie

 

I just love how upbeat it is. I find their newer stuff to be not as good as the older stuff, save for a few songs. They've always been a favorite of mine ever since I heard Brothers on a Hotel Bed on the radio before Plans even came out. :thumbup:

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The last 10 songs in the Hump Day iTunes shuffle:

 

The Jacksons - Shake Your Body (Down to the Ground)

Camper Van Beethoven - Change Your Mind

Queen - Dead on Time

Frederick Fennell / The Cleveland Symphonic Winds - Arnaud: Olympic Theme

Mates of State - Palomino

Jupiter One - Flaming Arrow

David Newman - He Maha Lakshmi

U2 - Where the Streets Have No Name

Love and Theft - Dont Wake Me

The Costello Show featuring The Attractions and Confederates - Jack of All Parades

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Sometime Around Midnight - The Airborne Toxic Event

 

What an awesome song. I'm not a fan of their other big hit, but this one gets me.

 

EDIT: I knew it. I'm beginning to fall in love with all of The National's songs.

 

City Middle - The National <3:

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