Musical Musings…

Assorted notes about recent musical acquisitions

Bennie Maupin – excellent especially when I am feeling a little buddhist mood coming on

Stanton Moore – some excellent stuff in there – particularly his cover of Zep!

Curcumin – like this one too. Nice Joao Gilberto revival stuff in a way. Thanks!

Death Cab for Cutie – not bad. I prefer What Made Milwakee Famous or Dashboard Confessional which in some twisted ways they remind me of.

Black Angels – grungy – they remind me of BRMC

Firewater – very interesting, kind of a mix between Tom Waits and Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds. Would never have found this one on my own!

Old Crow Medicine Show – like Ben, my cousin said, bluegrass is the new punk

Beck’s Modern Guilt – more depressing than usual. Would have expected more than this from a collaboration with Danger Mouse

My Morning Jacket – still trying to see whether I like this one or not. The guy’s voice reminds me a little of Bobby Bare Jrs voice

Black Keys’ Attack and Release – these guys are brilliant!

Coldplay Viva la Vida – blows rocks, more of the same, disappointing

Gourds cover of Gin n Juice on the Shinebox album (a must),

R.E.M. Accelerate – their best album in 10 years IMHO

Foxboro Hottubs – great revival surfer rock from Billy Joe Armstrong sans Green Day

The Raconteurs – excellent country-rock from Jack White

The Fratellis – awesome discovery thanks to Rolling Stone Magazine – these guys rock and have great lyrics

The Hold Steady – rock-n-roll will never die,

Kravitz Love Revolution – more of the same 😦

Les Savy Fav – amazing discovery thanks to Last.fm – I am there as mfinocchiaro

Liz Phair “Exile in Guytown” (a classic I somehow missed but find incredibly intelligent and energetic),

Marc Ribot’s Ceramic Dog – very experimental like Radiohead’s Amnesiac

Okkervil River – great Austin stuff!!

Robert Plant and Alison Krauss – very nice disc

The Weepies – A little poppy for me but an interesting listen. Reminds me of Andrea Perry’s Two album

Wolf Parade – pretty good but a bit retro-poppy for my teste. Perhaps At Mount Zoomer wasn’t the most typical disk?

Eddie Vedder’s Into the Wild – the guy is just so full of talent

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About mfinocchiaro

IT Architecture Guru for large PLM software company but dabbling in Web 2.0 and other stuff.
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