What I'm listening to, or whatever else I dig that I feel like expounding on.

The Clash - Give 'Em Enough Rope
Mogwai - Happy Songs For Happy People
Manic Street Preachers - Everything Must Go
Idlewild - Hope Is Important
Clearlake - Cedars
Gemma Hayes - Night On My Side
Cerys Matthews - Cockahoop


Super Furry Animals - Phantom Power
Spiritualized - Complete Works Vol. 1
Spiritualized - Amazing Grace
Grandaddy - Sumday
Califone - Quicksand/Cradlesnakes
Placebo - Placebo
Stereolab - ABC Music
The Faint - Danse Macabre
The Coral - The Coral


Radiohead - Hail To The Thief
Ted Leo & the Pharmacists - Heart Of Oak
Holopaw - Holopaw


Blur - Think Tank
The Cardigans - Long Gone Before Daylight
Placebo - Sleeping With Ghosts


Calexico - Feast Of Wire
Aereogramme - Sleep And Release
Soundtrack Of Our Lives - Behind The Music
Black Box Recorder - Passionoia


Broken Social Scene - You Forget It In People
Hot Hot Heat - Make Up The Breakdown
The Notwist - Neon Golden
DJ Shadow - Endtroducing...
The Streets - Original Pirate Material
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club - B.R.M.C.


Sonic Youth - Daydream Nation
The Bangs - Sweet Revenge


Björk - Family Tree
Badly Drawn Boy - Have You Fed The Fish?


JJ72 - I To Sky
Sigur Rós - ( )
Supergrass - Life On Other Planets
Suede - A New Morning


Joy Division - Heart And Soul Box Set
10,000 Maniacs - In My Tribe
R.E.M. - Automatic For The People
Neutral Milk Hotel - In the Aeroplane Over The Sea


Interpol - Turn On The Bright Lights
Neko Case - Blacklisted


Coldplay - A Rush Of Blood To The Head
Queens Of The Stone Age - Songs For The Deaf


Sleater-Kinney - One Beat
Microphones - The Glow, Part 2


Bruce Springsteen - The Rising
Pretty Girls Make Graves - Good Health
Mary Timony - The Golden Dove
Idlewild - The Remote Part
Helium - The Magic City
Sparklehorse - It's A Wonderful Life
The Flaming Lips - Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots


Stone Roses - The Stone Roses
Spiritualized - Let It Come Down


R.E.M. - Chronic Town, Murmur, Reckoning, Fables Of The Reconstruction, Lifes Rich Pageant, Document, Dead Letter Office, Green, Out Of Time, Automatic For The People, Monster, New Adventures In Hi-Fi, Up, Reveal
(I encoded all of my R.E.M. albums into mp3s on my powerbook... wonderful stuff)


Doves - The Last Broadcast
Badly Drawn Boy - About A Boy
Tom Petty - Full Moon Fever
Sleater-Kinney - All Hands On The Bad One


...And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead - Source Tags & Codes
Tanya Donelly - Beautysleep
Clinic - Walking With Thee
Six By Seven - The Way I Feel Today


Sleater-Kinney - Dig Me Out
Pulp - We Love Life
U2 - All That You Can't Leave Behind
R.E.M. - Lifes Rich Pageant
Radiohead - I Might Be Wrong
Avalanches - Since I Left You
Tanya Donelly - Sleepwalk EP


Spiritualized - Let It Come Down
Mercury Rev - All Is Dream
Björk - Vespertine
R.E.M. - Automatic For The People
Built To Spill - Keep It Like A Secret


Neutral Milk Hotel - In The Aeroplane Over The Sea
Supergrass - Supergrass


Helium - Magic City
Magnetic Fields - Holiday
Idlewild - 100 Broken Windows
Death Cab For Cutie - We Have The Facts And We're Voting Yes
Death Cab For Cutie - Something About Aeroplanes
Manic Street Preachers - Know Your Enemy
Turin Brakes - The Optimist LP
Modest Mouse - The Moon And Antarctica
Le Tigre - From The Desk Of Mr. Lady
Julie Ruin - Julie Ruin
Super Furry Animals - Guerrilla
The Clash - London Calling
Throwing Muses - The Real Ramona
Oasis - Definitely Maybe
Beta Band - The Three EPs


Er...well, it's been a few months, eh? I suppose I've been rather lazy as far as updating this...anyway, here's more or less what I've been listening to a lot over the past few months:

Sigur Ros - Agaetis Byrjun
Grandaddy - The Sophtware Slump
Le Tigre - Le Tigre
Badly Drawn Boy - The Hour of Bewilderbeast
Shalini - We Want Jelly Donuts
Bratmobile - Ladies, Women and Girls
JJ72 - JJ72
U2 - All That You Can't Leave Behind
Radiohead - Kid A
Cadallaca - Introducing Cadallaca
Underworld - Everything, Everything
The Glands - The Glands
Momus - Stars Forever
Idlewild - Hope Is Important
Blur - Parklife
Sleater-Kinney - Dig Me Out
Björk - Selmasongs


Apples In Stereo :: The Discovery Of A World Inside The Moon
Really poppy, obviously influenced by the Beatles and the Beach Boys among others, but it's definitely not derivative, and has strong songwriting throughout the entire album.


Future Sound of London :: Dead Cities
I've been re-reading William Gibson's Neuromancer lately, and Dead Cities seems like a pretty fitting soundtrack to the novel, not to mention a brilliant piece of music.


Manic Street Preachers :: This Is My Truth Tell Me Yours
Even though it's nowhere near as good as Everything Must Go, it still has some good stuff (and some not-so-good) on it.


Prolapse :: The Italian Flag
Sort of Sonic Youth meets Stereolab, really remarkable stuff.


Belly :: Star
I hadn't listened to Belly in a very long time, but when I was listening to Throwing Muses yesterday I was reminded of them, since Tanya Donelly was a founding member of Throwing Muses. So I threw this on, and I gotta say it's an excellent album, and King isn't half bad, it's really too bad they broke up after that.


Sonic Youth :: Daydream Nation
Throwing Muses :: The Real Ramona


Richard Ashcroft :: Alone With Everybody
I don't know why I'm listening to this, it's really not all that great...a bit too MOR, though "Crazy World" is pretty catchy...


I've already praised all these albums, so there's not much more to say:
Magnetic Fields :: 69 Love Songs
Super Furry Animals :: Mwng
Sleater-Kinney :: Dig Me Out
Sleater-Kinney :: Call The Doctor
Asian Dub Foundation :: Community Music


I put up a new revision of Revive over the weekend, which I quickly designed and coded after having a little burst of inspiration.

Black Box Recorder :: The Facts Of Life
Much more pop-sounding than their first album, but still dark lyrically...making for a very interesting listen.

Of course Stephin Merritt is brilliant and I'm still obsessively listening to the Magnetic Fields box set...


Sleater-Kinney :: Call The Doctor
Corin Tucker has one of the best voices in rock music today.

Magnetic Fields :: 69 Love Songs


Pulp :: This Is Hardcore
I suppose some people may have been disappointed with this because it had nothing quite as immediately catchy as "Common People" or "Disco 2000". Still, this is one hell of an album..."The Fear" alone is worth more than most bands' entire output.

Magnetic Fields :: 69 Love Songs
A given...


Still Magnetic Fields...


Asian Dub Foundation :: Community Music
Of course I'm still listening to the Magnetic Fields, and I imagine I will be for quite some time, but this album has been growing on me...there's nothing quite as instantly catchy as some of the stuff off Rafi's Revenge, but it's probably more consistently good, and they have definitely been developing their sound...there's definitely some excellent stuff here, but whether or not it deserves the 10/10 rating the NME gave it is still in the air...


Still listening to the Magnetic Fields boxed's just too good...I don't think I could decide which of the 3 CDs is my favorite, they're all just phenomenal.


Magnetic Fields :: 69 Love Songs
Not surprisingly, I'm still familiarizing myself with the 3 hours of this. Having listened to it in its entirety twice, I still only have general impressions, but what impresses me most is not only the ease with which Stephin Merritt and co. bounce around genres, but also that the quality of the songs on all three CDs is remarkably's really amazing. Still haven't listened to the Grandaddy album...


I finally got a bunch of CDs I had ordered in the mail...

Magnetic Fields :: 69 Love Songs
I'm currently still listening to the 3rd disc for the first time, but I've been absolutely astounded by the quality, diversity, and quantity of these 3 CDs.

Asian Dub Foundation :: Community Music
Since I've been listening to the Magnetic Fields 3 CD set so much, I've only listened to this once so far, but it definitely left a good impression. If only there were more time in evey day, so much music, so little time...

Grandaddy :: The Sophtware Slump
Well, I haven't actually listened to this one yet...maybe I should have put on the Magnetic Fields last...


Sleater-Kinney :: Call The Doctor
Sleater-Kinney :: Dig Me Out

Black Box Recorder :: England Made Me
Brilliant black humor, dark subjects delivered in a cold, sugary package.

Henry V by William Shakespeare (Kenneth Branagh film adaptation)
I loved this version of Henry V but hadn't seen it in many years, until a Henry V quote in Watership Down reminded me of it:

He which hath no stomach to this fight,
Let him depart; His passport shall be made
And crowns for convoy put into his purse:
We would not die in that man's company
That fears his fellowship to die with us.

Well I'm stuck at work cos I didn't want to waste one of my precious vacation days, but no one else is here so there's not much going least I've got some good tunes.

Super Furry Animals :: Mwng

Sleater-Kinney :: All Hands On The Bad One

Super Furry Animals :: Out Spaced
"You know they don't give a fuck about anybody else..."


Watership Down by Richard Adams
I'm only about 2/3 through this book, but I absolutely love it, I've not been so affected by a book since the first time I read The Silmarillion by Tolkien (which would be my favorite book of all time).


while redesigning Intendo:

Asian Dub Foundation :: Rafi's Revenge
Their new album is in the mail...*waits impatiently*

Doves :: Lost Souls
Can't decide if they're good or just OK.

Sleater-Kinney :: Sleater-Kinney
Not their best, but it has some good stuff on it.

Radiohead :: The Bends
Better than OK Computer? Perhaps...

Manic Street Preachers :: Generation Terrorists
Not perfect, but they had so much energy and passion back then...

Lush :: Lovelife
The duet with Jarvis isn't bad...

Richard Ashcroft :: Alone With Everybody
Track 10 still sucks...

Smashing Pumpkins :: Machina/Machines Of God
Loved it when it first came out, now I just think it's okay.


Richard Ashcroft :: Alone With Everybody (except track 10 which kinda sucks big time)

Pretty much the same stuff I was listening to last week, except for Placebo, and add in some old Super Furry Animals albums

Super Furry Animals :: Mwng
Doves :: Lost Souls
Placebo :: Placebo
All 5 Sleater-Kinney Albums

Sleater-Kinney :: Sleater-Kinney
Sleater-Kinney :: Call The Doctor
Sleater-Kinney :: Dig Me Out
Sleater-Kinney :: The Hot Rock
Sleater-Kinney :: All Hands On The Bad One
Asian Dub Foundation :: Rafi's Revenge
Primal Scream :: Exterminator
Catatonia :: Way Beyond Blue
Million Dollar Hotel Soundtrack
Blur :: Parklife
Supergrass :: Supergrass