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Old 24-10-2003, 10:16   #1 (permalink)
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old man wants to update music

my level of music is coldplay, white stripes, chemical brothers, jaxx, royskopp, kings of convience, etc and etc et al

all middle of the comfortable road - any suggestions I want to PURCHASE 3 albums this glorious weekend.

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Old 24-10-2003, 10:30   #2 (permalink)
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kings of leon is quite good
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Old 24-10-2003, 10:33   #3 (permalink)
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my level of music is coldplay, white stripes, chemical brothers, jaxx, royskopp, kings of convience, etc and etc et al

all middle of the comfortable road - any suggestions I want to PURCHASE 3 albums this glorious weekend.

thanks

Have you heard Basement Jaxx's new album, Kish Kash - very good and recommended.

If you want to experiement a bit try DJ Muggs' - Dust. Completely different from past stuff (Cypress Hill) this is laid back tracks mixed with indie rock with a bit of elecrtonica thown in. Brilliant stuff IMHO.

Maybe try The Rain Band - an excellent but suprisingly unheard of guitar band.
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Old 24-10-2003, 10:47   #4 (permalink)
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Archive - You All Look The Same To Me. Pink Floyd-ish (yet modern)
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Old 24-10-2003, 11:01   #5 (permalink)
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I second the Kings Of Leon recommendation - very good, better with repeated listening.
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Old 24-10-2003, 11:11   #6 (permalink)
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Kill Bill soundtrack ?
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Old 24-10-2003, 11:17   #7 (permalink)
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Definitely
(although I've heard rumours that it may be a little tish pish)
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Old 24-10-2003, 12:57   #8 (permalink)
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Guther - I Know You Know
www.morrmusic.com

The Notwist - Neon Golden
www.cityslang.com

I'm Not a Gun - Everything At Once
www.city-centre-offices.de

Giardini di Mirò - The Academic Rise of Falling Drifters
www.2-nd.com

Blue States - Man Mountain
(Very, very strongly recommended)
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Vincent Gallo - When
www.warprecords.com

Colleen - Everyone Alive Wants Answers
www.posteverything.com/leaf/

VA - Sonar 2003
www.sonar.es

Mice Parade - All Roads Lead to Salzburg
www.bubblecore.com

Rithma - Music Fiction
www.omrecords.com

Fridge - Happiness
www.brainwashed.com/fridge/

Vector-Lovers - vector-lovers
www.iwari.com/

Manitoba - Start Breaking My Heart
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Gorodisch - Thurn & Taxis
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Fwiw, you can pick up a 17-track sampler of Leaf Label stuff from their site:
http://www.posteverything.com/artist...se.php?id=2308

It's only £3 and it'll give you a good insight into their output.
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Old 24-10-2003, 13:10   #9 (permalink)
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Blue States - Man Mountain
(Very, very strongly recommended)



Bill - how does this compare with 'Nothing Changes...' ?
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Old 24-10-2003, 13:37   #10 (permalink)
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I'll have to play Nothing Changes… again to be sure, but I think my early (subjective) opinion was that Man Mountain was a much better album.

Nothing Changes… is a good album that compares well to other, more consumate, downtempo (predominantly) instrumental albums of that time (such as those from Fila Brazillia and Zero7 productions.).
However, I feel that Man Mountain goes a step further than Nothing Changes… and has much more of its own sound.
It takes a clearer step away from the pack sound and includes some 'complete' songs.


Basically put, Man Mountain shows how Andy Dragazis is maturing as a writer and producer.
Nothing Changes… is a very good album with some really good tracks (e.g. Your Girl), but imho, Man Mountain is a *great* album with some outstanding tracks (e.g. Season Song w/ children.

Some other folk I know may disagree with me about which is better - but they'd be wrong.


That being said, both albums are worthy additions to my CD collection.
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Old 24-10-2003, 13:58   #11 (permalink)
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Cheers. I thought Nothing changes... was quite bland apart from the odd good tune, so was mainly wondering if they'd pulled their finger out and produced something a bit less samey. Might take a listen to Man Mountain if I get a chance tho. Another band I have similar feelings about is Bonobo. Their stuff never seems to quite do anything.

Give me some 10 year old Mo Wax any day.
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Old 24-10-2003, 16:12   #12 (permalink)
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If you don't have David Holmes' The Free Association album, buy it. Seriously japanmik, what David Holmes and co. do in this album, easily put it in the list of best electronic music works in years. Soul, funk, hip hop and electronica mixed up with so much class and attitude that it's almost a sin not to have it Another recommendation would be Zuco 103's Tales of High Fever. I saw them live in a program from the spanish public tv and this new album kicks the first one's ass at any given time. It's funkier and much more solid in its mixture of brazillian moods, funk, soul and electronica. Hot and sexy...
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Old 24-10-2003, 16:35   #13 (permalink)
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so

kings of leon
David Holmes
Basement Jaxx's
Blue States

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Old 24-10-2003, 16:55   #14 (permalink)
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kish kash flash great album
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Old 24-10-2003, 17:01   #15 (permalink)
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read the inlay cover
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Old 24-10-2003, 17:13   #16 (permalink)
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Mik, how up for something new are you?
(Don't go getting your hopes up, I'm talking about music)

Man Mountain is definately an album worth grabbing, but there are others on my list that I'd recommend more strongly if you're up for a shift away from the bands you first mentioned.

It depends on how far you want to wander from your aforementioned musical tastes.
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Old 24-10-2003, 17:25   #17 (permalink)
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not to far - i might fall off
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