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emptytuileries
01-17-2011, 09:51 PM
Feel free to add your obscure musical gems:


http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_p0USO4eHP4M/TRbnpbRa5HI/AAAAAAAAAL8/6Dh6E_ZKR8k/s400/Clare%2BFader%2B-%2BThe%2BElephant%2527s%2BBaby%2Bcover.jpg
Clare Fader, The Elephant's Baby (2000)

I first heard Clare Fader and her ensemble, The Vaudevillians, oddly enough, on an episode of MTV's Real Word in an episode where all the cast mates got piss drunk on wine and frisked in the hot tub. The song? "The Wine."


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xW57T6tjWqg

Clare Fader is a North Carolinian cabaret singer that truly belongs somewhere in the 1950s avante-jazz Brooklyn community. The Elephant's Baby is full of slinky nursery stories orchestrated with lots of woodwinds and brass. The circus cabaret reminds me of lighter-fare Tom Waits or the recent offerings of Nellie Mckay.

Also check out their other LP Seventh and Trade



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wvb-2t5VA40&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/user/Taperknacky#p/u/3/RpwhW_RrNOc[

http://www.youtube.com/user/Taperknacky#p/u/12/BxrgYLR7aPs

http://www.youtube.com/user/Taperknacky#p/u/19/LhvGNMcSh20


For fans of: Nellie McKay, The Dresden Dolls, Tom Waits

waitressboy
01-17-2011, 11:32 PM
http://img9.9sky.com/picture/cpfm/_V2/5/50073/50073_a.jpg

Dawn Kinnard - The Courtesy Fall
Cerys Matthews (Catatonia) meets Tom Waits, with a bunch of songs sadder than any Coldplay ballad.
THE SONG: "Clear the way". It brings me to tears every time I play it.
(Her second album, Wrong Side Of The Dream, is good too. But I still prefer this gem)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HmaQJta8zcc

emptytuileries
01-18-2011, 12:55 AM
http://www.covershut.com/covers/Tim-Buckley-Lorca-1970-Front-Cover-27877.jpg
Tim Buckley, Lorca (1970)

Here's where Jeff Buckley got it. As the late Tim Buckley got further into his career, his musical explorations (as well as drug use) began to reach otherworldly heights. Combining his expertise of folk-rock with progressive, free form jazz yielded the avante-garde masterpiece Lorca. The album only contains five songs, but the shortest of the five is six minutes long. The highlights of the album are "Driftin'," where Buckley stretches his wildly manic vocals to its limits, and the title track, a moody 10 minute piece with Buckley wailing away alongside the accompaniment of a pipe organ.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pZfXb0OwCjM

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

For fans of: Jeff Buckley, The Doors, Nick Drake

Tyler
01-18-2011, 01:33 AM
Dreams That Breathe Your Name, by Elysian Fields. Sultry dream pop. Jennifer Charles can sound so sexy without even trying, really.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4mVcb9WcloU


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z66Y2yY0M0U

Tyler
01-18-2011, 01:38 AM
Oh, and from 2010, Andreya Triana's Lost Where I Belong. It probably should've been on my list.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bui_7TuB2mQ

emptytuileries
01-18-2011, 01:50 AM
Dreams That Breathe Your Name, by Elysian Fields. Sultry dream pop. Jennifer Charles can sound so sexy without even trying, really.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4mVcb9WcloU


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z66Y2yY0M0U

Ooh, I like this. Thanx. Like a sexed up Mazzy Star.

Octopussy
01-18-2011, 02:34 AM
http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/ciu/5f/33/b3b5224128a0272074c0b010.L.jpg

Greatest album of all time.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lfBdGT4dn4E


http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61MDHTDJ15L._SL500_AA300_.gif

Willow Smith ain't shit.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lb-Ff4piZIg

and the greatest, most under-appreciated talent of all time... the album you NEED to get right after you read this post. (if you can find one of the 50 or so copies made, probably at a Goodwill or in some dead person's basement)....




http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nf4mI421zN4

I sure do get all excited. I sure do.

emptytuileries
01-18-2011, 02:53 AM
^ Shit. I already have those.

Octopussy
01-20-2011, 04:28 AM
I'm sorry I killed your thread with my lame humor.

I would post some albums for real, but I don't think anyone would like them. And no one needs to hear the crap that I like anyway.

Tyler
01-20-2011, 02:15 PM
Kari, I still haven't gotten around to anything Veda Hille. Thanks for the reminder!

Simon
01-20-2011, 02:24 PM
Bran Van 3000 - Glee
http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51-8HEr9a7L._SL500_AA280_.jpg

waitressboy
01-20-2011, 02:31 PM
I couldn't find that album of Veda Hille (remember, the only way to find those artists in Argentina is violating several laws about copyright and blablabla, so when I say "I couldn't find" I mean "Nobody uploaded it on rapidshare or torrent" =P). I found "This Riot Life", and it's pretty good, but I think there are lots of good albums of her I'm missing. There's this girl, Terami Hirsch, and I have the same problem with her albums: according to what I've heard on YouTube I may like her albums, but I just can't find it.
Anyway, back to the topic.

http://cdn.pitchfork.com/media/9671-the-tragic-treasury-songs-from-a-series-of-unfortunate-events.jpg
The Gothic Archies - "The Tragic Treasury: Songs From A Series Of Unfortunate Events"
I can't understand why people like The Magnetic Fields. I just don't get them. (I have the same problem with The Flaming Lips. But a lot of people say they're good, so they have to be right.) My interest for Stephen Merrit is only in this project: 15 songs about the 13 books of A Series Of Unfortunate Events, by Lemony Snicket. I heard the album before I read the books (but after I watched the movie, which is really good movie IMO) and it really makes you want to read the books. All the songs have a feeling of funny sadness, the same atmosphere of the stories.
The best song of the cd (and one of my favorite songs ever) is "Crows".

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AWgssRWMD6o
How can I not love a cd with songs called "Smile! No one cares how you feel", "How do you slow this thing down?" or "The world is a very scary place".

lettyt
01-20-2011, 04:43 PM
Moon Seven Times was a band in the 90's who, as far as I can tell, never had much success, but I found their self-titled album in a cd shop, in one of those jumbles of 5 dollar albums mostly dominated by many copies of The Gin Blossoms and The Breeders Last Splash. I have loved this cd since I first heard it--the songwriting is beautiful, and the lead singer's voice perfectly fits the kind of spooky, haunted feeling of the music. Here are a few songs from the first album, though their very best song is "Her House", which I can't find online anywhere.

Here is a truly terrible music video (http://new.music.yahoo.com/moon-seven-times/videos/view/paris-luna--2145006)for a beautiful song, which I can't figure out how to embed. More below:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gVk62i7Ner8

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4zsqL2TCqx0

emptytuileries
01-20-2011, 05:00 PM
I would post some albums for real, but I don't think anyone would like them. And no one needs to hear the crap that I like anyway.

I do.

Faust
01-20-2011, 06:29 PM
http://bandcamp.com/files/23/00/2300215916-1.png

Challenging, bratty, and downright inaccessible, Frankenstein Girls Will Seem Strangely Sexy is about as punk as it gets. It can be really off-putting with its 30 track, alphabetical order, and inane lyrics, but at its core, FGWSSS is actually a very poignant statement on homophobia, the state of the music industry and rock. Standup comedian Lenny Bruce's famous line "it's the suppression of the word that gives it the violence, the power, the viciousness" really sums up Mindless' abrasive but effective methods of getting their point across. Mindless has said that this was their Citizen Kane and that nothing they've done since has or ever will live up to this record; moreover, no record label would ever give them the money to fund something like this again. It's a difficult and challenging listen and it's not for everybody, but I think this record is a masterpiece.

beanstew
01-20-2011, 07:36 PM
Bran Van 3000 - Glee
http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51-8HEr9a7L._SL500_AA280_.jpg

Yes yes yes! I love this album. [post28]

clarion
01-20-2011, 11:08 PM
http://img143.imageshack.us/img143/5480/reptilefameandfossils.jpg

Reptile; "Fame and Fossils" (1990)

The best thing to come out of Iceland that doesn't involve Björk. Also known as Risaeđlan. This is their only album, although they released an EP a year earlier and recorded most of a second album. Almost everything they recorded can be found on a compilation called "Efta!" which can be bought digitally via Smekkleysa.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rpk8twZbyhM

Adam
01-20-2011, 11:20 PM
Dreams That Breathe Your Name, by Elysian Fields. Sultry dream pop. Jennifer Charles can sound so sexy without even trying, really.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4mVcb9WcloU


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z66Y2yY0M0U

Everyone needs their album Bleed Your Cedar. I found their ( I believe out of print) debut ep in a store when I was a teen and bought it just for the cover ( I did that a lot). Luckily, it was awesome. Bleed Your Cedar came after that and it's the sexiest album I've ever heard ( besides Tricky's Maxinquaye).

Anyway, one of my all-time favorite songs and one that I feel encapsulates their sound and atmosphere.

ETA: Bleed Your Cedar would've been my pick for this thread, so when I saw that Elysian Fields had been posted, I was so happy.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b3Rn449IDNc

Brian
01-21-2011, 01:24 AM
When everyone was gushing about Baths and I first listened to Cerulean, it kept reminding me of the more vocal-oriented tracks on Kristian Robinson's 2nd Capitol K album, Island Row, specifically "Pillow," "Anon," & "Heat," what with the chopped-up electronics and falsetto vocals. Capitol K was, at one time, a hyped up-and-comer, releasing two albums on Planet Mu in 1999 & 2000, the 2nd of which, Island Row, was picked up by XL and more-widely released in 2002, when I came across it as a community-radio music director. Following this flirtation with exposure that never really panned out, Robinson decided to go home-grown, self-releasing a horrendously-received third disc in 2004. He has self-released 2 more albums since, and RYM tells me they were better-liked, but I haven't heard them, nor do I know anyone who has. After getting to know Cerulean, though, I revisited Island Row (which isn't a whole lot similar really, Baths just sparked my re-discovery), and was surprised by how varied an album it is (I apparently deleted more-upbeat tracks like "Capitol Beat Sticky" & rock numbers like "God Ohm" from my memory) and also by how dated most of it doesn't sound. I think he presaged a lot of musical trends in the aughts, and did many of them better than a lot of the more well-known acts that followed him. Shame about that third album though.

and Beggars apparently still cares about how you consume music from an artist they haven't promoted in 8 years, so they've disabled embedding:

"Pillow" (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=47t9HdGAd7w)

"City" (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m2y5ZUdv5GE)

MikeEP
01-21-2011, 01:25 AM
Tanya Donelly - Whiskey Tango Ghosts

i know there are some Tanya Donelly/Belly fans around here but regardless this albumhas some of her absolute best material in my opinion...this one had to grow on me but once it did, i was hooked. it's mostly acoustic and extremely subtle, as much like a ghost passing through a room as a record could sound. seriously stunning, especially songs like "Just In Case You Quit Me," "My Life as a Ghost," and "Butterfly Thing."


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Ws-_Dg37nk


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U-gx2_G31rY



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lxplL7YKYxk

Adam
01-21-2011, 02:31 AM
Posted this in "What Are You Listening To".

http://i155.photobucket.com/albums/s301/electrickidz/shudder.jpg

At this point, I believe more people are aware of Shudder To Think because of Craig going on to do soundtrack work ( High Art, Wet Hot American Summer, etc) and for Nathan being married to Nina Persson. Anyway, this album followed the brilliant major label debut "Pony Express Record" and Craig's battle with cancer. It was very shocking to hear them go so "pop" and seemingly shoot for the mainstream, but as I recall, they wanted the album to sort of be triumphant sounding after Craig's cancer victory. Some were not so impressed with the album. Especially those who had followed them since their days in the Washington, DC Fugazi/emo scene. I think it's a beautiful album that both flirts with pop while staying true to their weird, prog, punk roots. You could call it a brilliant power pop album, but I've always called it prop rock ( an amalgamation of prog and pop). Now, Craig says it's the album where they tried to get more people to like them and where they all quit wanting the same thing. It was Shudder's last album, and I think a brilliant swan song.

Best Tracks: The Saddest Day Of My Life, The Man Who Rolls, Beauty Strike, Red House


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HwHHs42caCA&ob=av2el

Octopussy
01-21-2011, 04:49 AM
^ I didn't like that album... but that re-recorded version of Red House is my all-time favorite song by them. And probably one of my favorite songs ever. I should probably listen to the album again because I don't really remember anything besides Red House. Pony Express Record and Funeral at the Movies were their best, IMO. And Get Your Goat, which no one ever talks about. What an awesome band! I miss them.

dmblue
01-21-2011, 07:50 AM
http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51KPiuSxcNL._SS500_.jpg

seriously.

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51j2-fen7XL._SS500_.jpg


http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51Nof%2Bj6drL._SS500_.jpg

beanstew
01-21-2011, 10:35 AM
Che Sudaka - Mirando el mundo al revés

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61yL6jlx0XL._SS500_.jpg

A great mix of latin, reggae, ska and rock styles. An absolute riot live. Check them out!

plastic•husband
01-22-2011, 12:53 AM
http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_zphqzqSeXtU/TB_DgmzHs_I/AAAAAAAAAQc/4mp1YdfwEUg/s400/333.jpg
Frightwig- "Wild Women Never Die"

http://image.listen.com/img/170x170/6/2/5/8/608526_170x170.jpg
Overlord- "The World Takes"

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_aNTsUIQhmf0/SCrIzDxhPNI/AAAAAAAAAcg/uVC9JYG8Hcg/s320/Pointed%2BSticks%2B-%2BPerfect%2BYouth%2B-%2B1980.jpg
Pointed Sticks- "Perfect Youth"

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_4kbBtb1KHKQ/Ss4Tco3uhlI/AAAAAAAAABo/uEr11_r5pzc/s400/Slowdive-Slowdive-301813.jpg
Slowdive- "Slowdive EP"

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51EEUY6HWYL._SL500_AA300_.jpg
Ry Cooder- "Boomer's Story"

beanstew
01-22-2011, 01:46 PM
http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51vRF86AuSL._SS400_.jpg

I know we've got a couple of Anais Mitchell fans on here but if you don't know of her or this album you owe it to yourself to check it out NOW! :D

Tyler
01-22-2011, 02:33 PM
http://www.mp3mixx.com/images/covers/36/368680/alb_2070082_big.jpg
Silje Nes :: Ames Room, from 2008


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5KQ9QaiRYzM


http://www.thelyricarchive.com/img/pic/213001-213500/213110/album-367279
Helios :: Unomia, from 2004


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W_JDF3GvaDQ

Simon
01-23-2011, 12:48 PM
YES for Helios ! I still listen to this a lot

beanstew
01-26-2011, 09:51 AM
http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51uNLB9lfmL._SS400_.jpg

Highly recommended to all fans of indie, alternative country and generally hard to categorize music with intelligent lyrics.

waitressboy
01-26-2011, 02:20 PM
http://991.com/newgallery/Catatonia-Paper-Scissors-St-414174.jpg
"I'm gonna change my immediate circle of friends
I'm gonna run away and join the circus, oh yeah
I'll be assistant to the blind knife thrower, all throw
Better that than being factory fodder, order"

One of my favorite albums, I'm surprised that Catatonia is not a famous band. PSS is even better than International Velvet and Cerys wrties amazing lyrics.

Partisan
01-29-2011, 08:54 AM
^I agree. Paper, Scissors, Stone is my favorite Catatonia album.

http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e43/DividingCanaan/Stuff/51Y4ee-DB4L_SS400_.jpg

Here's an album I'm surprised that nobody seems to know about, especially in America. I love this story Hooverphonic has created, of Jackie Cane, a washed up, drug addicted, co-dependent performer. The album beautifully chronicles her rise, hallucinatory descent into madness, and tragic death. It's quite a dark pop album, beautifully produced, with pristine vocals from Geike. It's one of my favorite albums.

http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e43/DividingCanaan/Stuff/Fannypack-See_You_Next_Tuesday_3.jpg

Fannypack's See You Next Tuesday is one of my favorite pop/electro/hip hop albums. Actually, genre aside, it's just a great album. It all seems so effortless, but the songwriting here is pretty much genius. So much charisma everywhere on this album. It's one of the most fun albums, generally, on the planet, and it's also got a ton of substance.

http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e43/DividingCanaan/Stuff/2303873381-1.jpg

This album (Draculatron - hatemusic) generally hasn't been discovered by a wide audience, yet I think it would please a wide range of music fan, from electronic, to thrashing rock to pop enthusiasts. Anthony Bianco, a genius songwriter with a (sick voice, and) knack for melody and perfect pop-style choruses, did/played every single thing on this album except for the guitar on 2 songs. It's confrontational and personal, simultaneously vicious and beautiful. I think it's a completely unique achievement, and on the whole it sounds like no other record I've ever heard.

The Seaward
01-29-2011, 09:19 AM
i fucking love you, Josh. i agree, on all counts re: the above post. fucking PERFECTLY said. [post28]

Partisan
01-29-2011, 09:46 AM
i fucking love you, Josh. i agree, on all counts re: the above post. fucking PERFECTLY said. [post28]

Thanks, Darwin! [post28] It's fun having such synced up tastes! :)

MrQuin
01-29-2011, 09:58 AM
Värttinä: Ilmatar
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/c/c3/Varttina_-_Ilmatar.jpg

The Seaward
01-29-2011, 10:35 AM
Thanks, Darwin! [post28] It's fun having such synced up tastes! :)


it really is!! :D


finally weighing in on this thread (which seems daunting, as i have a whole mess of albums i'd love to recommend). this one is quite special to me:

http://image.musicimport.biz/sdimages/upc01/639842168526.jpg

first off, it must be said: Emma Townshend is the daughter of The Who's Pete Townshend. but don't let fears of neoptism fool you: Winterland stands on its own two feet... and towers over many celebuspawn vanity projects. her voice is eerie, creaky, and full of weirdness. the music itself is sometimes glacial and spacey, other times direct and rhythmic. if there is a direct line to be drawn between this album and any other, i'd say Kate Bush's Never For Ever might be a close approximation. there's a definite noctural vibe to the album, and it's most effective in the wee hours. there's a track that sets Emily Dickinson's words to skeletal accomanpiment, another with a strong synth-pop backbeat which muses about obsession and celebrity, another about a crystal-meth chemist wrecking a kitchen, and one about gardens growing. something for everybody? i think so. too bad there are no free clips i could find handily to help persuade y'all. but trust me: if you're looking for an artist with whimsy and endless amounts of mystery in the music, this album is IT. too bad she never recorded another one. Winterland was released 13 years ago, and it still sounds as fresh and gloriously odd now as it did then.

waitressboy
01-29-2011, 01:37 PM
http://www.diamandagalas.com/images/discography/stumm146.jpg
This is the darkest, noisiest, scariest and weirdest album ever made.
Galás is a genius making covers, but her avant-garde work is the most awesome thing you'll ever listen.
Now, about Schrei X. It's an album about... nah, whatever, I won't say a word about the concept. I'll better tell you about how to play this record. It's double album: the first one is the studio version and the second one is the live version. You absolutely have to listen both, one after the other; it's not too long, so it's not like you're gonna be there 3 hours. You MUST listen to it with headphones. And it has to be NIGHTTIME. Disconnect your phone, turn off your cellphone, don't let anybody get into your room. It has to be dark, you have to be alone, and you cannot touch the volume button.
This is hardcore.

MrQuin
01-29-2011, 02:56 PM
http://www.diamandagalas.com/images/discography/stumm146.jpg
This is the darkest, noisiest, scariest and weirdest album ever made.
Galás is a genius making covers, but her avant-garde work is the most awesome thing you'll ever listen.
Now, about Schrei X. It's an album about... nah, whatever, I won't say a word about the concept. I'll better tell you about how to play this record. It's double album: the first one is the studio version and the second one is the live version. You absolutely have to listen both, one after the other; it's not too long, so it's not like you're gonna be there 3 hours. You MUST listen to it with headphones. And it has to be NIGHTTIME. Disconnect your phone, turn off your cellphone, don't let anybody get into your room. It has to be dark, you have to be alone, and you cannot touch the volume button.
This is hardcore.

Lord! This is hardcore indeed. I bet they played this a lot in Guantanamo Bay.

Jonathan
01-29-2011, 06:02 PM
Warning: follow waitressboy's advice and you might come out of the experience demented, paranoid and shaking. If not those, comatose.

beanstew
01-29-2011, 06:28 PM
Have ordered Schrei X on the strength of the above posts. :)

Adam
01-29-2011, 07:35 PM
it really is!! :D


finally weighing in on this thread (which seems daunting, as i have a whole mess of albums i'd love to recommend). this one is quite special to me:

http://image.musicimport.biz/sdimages/upc01/639842168526.jpg

first off, it must be said: Emma Townshend is the daughter of The Who's Pete Townshend. but don't let fears of neoptism fool you: Winterland stands on its own two feet... and towers over many celebuspawn vanity projects. her voice is eerie, creaky, and full of weirdness. the music itself is sometimes glacial and spacey, other times direct and rhythmic. if there is a direct line to be drawn between this album and any other, i'd say Kate Bush's Never For Ever might be a close approximation. there's a definite noctural vibe to the album, and it's most effective in the wee hours. there's a track that sets Emily Dickinson's words to skeletal accomanpiment, another with a strong synth-pop backbeat which muses about obsession and celebrity, another about a crystal-meth chemist wrecking a kitchen, and one about gardens growing. something for everybody? i think so. too bad there are no free clips i could find handily to help persuade y'all. but trust me: if you're looking for an artist with whimsy and endless amounts of mystery in the music, this album is IT. too bad she never recorded another one. Winterland was released 13 years ago, and it still sounds as fresh and gloriously odd now as it did then.

OMGGGG! <3<3<3I thought I was the only person on earth who loved this album! Great choice, Darwie. I couldn't believe it when I scrolled down and saw it. In a perfect world, we would live in the same city and be best pals.

ETA: Five -A -Side Football is a GREAT song. I love the line " here we are in the devil's car/with a cup of brandy to share"..Oh, and I believe she is a history professor now.

Octopussy
01-30-2011, 02:25 AM
Have ordered Schrei X on the strength of the above posts. :)

I won't spoil the surprise, but I will warn you...Schrei X is an exercise in tolerance. But if you can tolerate this album for more than 10 minutes, you can listen to anything. Makes Throbbing Gristle sound like top 40.

Adam
01-30-2011, 02:27 AM
Schrei X honestly made me feel sick to my stomach and question my sanity.

Octopussy
01-30-2011, 05:31 AM
I would probably not say that Schrei X is something you "need to own" ;l Malediction & Prayer, sure. The Sporting Life, even better - her shrieking is more enjoyable with some ex-Zeppelin dark rock behind her.

Stumbleine
01-30-2011, 05:51 AM
http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51j2-fen7XL._SS500_.jpg


Yes, yes, a thousand times yes! I love everything that I've heard Dead Can Dance do. Spiritchaser is my personal favorite.



Calexico - Feast of Wire

Black Heart has always pulled at my heartstrings in a really weird, aching way. It makes me slightly uncomfortable, like all of a sudden I'm longing for something that I had previously forgotten.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5oseryactFY



Horse Feathers - Thistled Spring. One of the most calming albums ever.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RDLfb1xSAY4



Combustible Edison - The Impossible World (or any of their albums, really)

I absolutely adore Miss Lilly Banquette's voice, and the band as a whole are just fantastic musicians. I've always had a hard time explaining to people what Combustible Edison sound like. They're definitely jazz/lounge, but they've also got this crazy, trippy vibe that I've never heard done so well elsewhere.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sUbtkbxH1Pc

Octopussy
01-30-2011, 06:26 AM
some albums for unforumzed

http://www.rosaselvaggia.com/TheBirthdayParty.Junkyard.jpg
The Birthday Party - Junkyard

This will be hit or miss for most people. One of the most insane, and most influential, bands of the 80s. Imagine '50s rock & roll sounds being ingested and then vomited up by Satan himself after a bad heroin binge and you might be able to grasp what's on this album.

here's a preview. This was actually performed on television(?!?!)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KvlS4BwTUQw

http://cdn1.iofferphoto.com/img/item/973/604/47/37d2_1.JPG
Danielle Dax - Jesus Egg That Wept

This may be a little more up the unforumzed alley. I think most people are aware of my Danielle Dax fixation by now. A now-retired wannabe pop star who started out making weird self-released albums like this one (and even weirder albums with her band the Lemon Kittens), and then eventually attempting a top 40/dance pop crossover. Miz Dax plays everything herself - guitars, keyboards, saxophones, sitars, jaw harps, etc. I love her because she makes music the way that I do - instruments are not only played, they are toys to be played with. And her lyric writing is sharp as a tack. This song is about the Ku Klux Klan:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KLcU3oiPh-8

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SSEYQRGgOIg

http://www.galsrock.fr/eshop/images/theamps.jpeg
The Amps - Pacer

I couldn't make this list without including some '90s rock. The Amps is a side project of Kim Deal (Pixies, Breeders)... and arguably better than anything the Breeders ever put out. This album evokes summertime, beaches, and riding around in convertibles without being stupid or cornily mainstream. It's a big nostalgia record for me, and probably will be for you too, even on the first day that you hear it:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aW134_JPUxU

http://991.com/newGallery/Ike--Tina-Turner-Nutbush-City-Limi-447352.jpg
Ike & Tina Turner - Nutbush City Limits

No pretensions, just great R&B music. I would say that people should have something by Ike & Tina in their collection, but they really don't have a single 5-stars-from-start-to-finish record. Even this album, one of their best, is loaded with filler. I guess that's understandable, considering they released over 30 albums in their 10 years of existence(!!), with a bunch of non-LP singles and unreleased studio sessions to boot. Check out the title track (of course), Fancy Annie, and Get It Out Of Your Mind from this album, and then check out Workin' Together (http://www.amazon.com/Workin-Together-Ike-Tina-Turner/dp/B00005JXSP) or The Soul Anthology (http://www.amazon.com/Soul-Anthology-Ike-Turner-Tina/dp/B000CEV4U4), or any of their abundant compilations (the most popular ones are generally the best).


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ipOz_k9zvzo

http://blogs.guardian.co.uk/observermusic/leehazlewood.jpg
Lee Hazlewood & Nancy Sinatra - Nancy & Lee

Surreal, Lynchian pop. For fans of Serge Gainsborough or Nick Cave. Or Magnetic Fields, or Calexico, or just about any downbeat country-ish pop artist making music today. "Summer Wine" from this album has been covered a half dozen times, and always horribly. This is probably the greatest album you've never heard, and my absolute favorite duet couple of all time - a ruined cowboy and a flower child. Reissued under the title Fairytales & Fantasies, with extra tracks.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sb-SVPJM4L4

Octopussy
01-30-2011, 06:27 AM
wahhhh!! I had more albums there. [angry] I hate laptops.

edit: all better

The Seaward
01-30-2011, 07:02 AM
OMGGGG! <3<3<3I thought I was the only person on earth who loved this album! Great choice, Darwie. I couldn't believe it when I scrolled down and saw it. In a perfect world, we would live in the same city and be best pals.

ETA: Five -A -Side Football is a GREAT song. I love the line " here we are in the devil's car/with a cup of brandy to share"..Oh, and I believe she is a history professor now.


when i come to New York, my friend, i'm designating YOU as my official "New York bestie". to hell with my bitchass friends with questionable taste. ;)

and i fucking LOVEloveLOVE that line from Fiva-A-Side Football. one of the best songs on the album! i should've known you'd be the only other person here who loves that album as much as i do. our taste really is cray cray-similar.

Shady Pines, Ma
01-30-2011, 07:43 AM
http://rjdent.files.wordpress.com/2009/12/peace-and-noise-patti-smith.jpg

"Horses" and "Easter" usually get the glory, but Patti Smith's 1997 "Peace and Noise" is a strong and memorable album in its own right. With tracks like 'Blue Poles', 'Dead City', 'Don't Say Nothing' and '1959', the album is very strong musically and lyrically. The gem on this album is the nearly 10 minute long 'Memento Mori', which Patti calls a sequel to 'Land' from the "Horses" album. Patti and her band recorded the song in an old airplane hanger. The incredible foundation of MM is nearly all of it is ad lib by Patti. She told the band to make the traditional Bo Diddley riff the musical building block. MM is an incredible blend of a genius poet's mysterious but beautiful gift of the spoken word and a band that is so melded with Patti's creative center that they are able to create perfect music on the spot that perfectly compliments the lyrics and emotion.

"Peace and Noise" is a worthy addition to anyone's CD/MP3 collection and I don't think anyone would be disappointed!!

Shady Pines, Ma
01-30-2011, 07:44 AM
When I look at the Tina Turner album cover, I can't stop thinking "Hit me again, Ike, and this time, put some stank on it!"

beanstew
01-30-2011, 08:30 AM
I won't spoil the surprise, but I will warn you...Schrei X is an exercise in tolerance. But if you can tolerate this album for more than 10 minutes, you can listen to anything. Makes Throbbing Gristle sound like top 40.


Schrei X honestly made me feel sick to my stomach and question my sanity.


I would probably not say that Schrei X is something you "need to own" ;l Malediction & Prayer, sure. The Sporting Life, even better - her shrieking is more enjoyable with some ex-Zeppelin dark rock behind her.


Interesting. :) I'll report back after having a listen.

Octopussy
01-30-2011, 11:53 AM
When I look at the Tina Turner album cover, I can't stop thinking "Hit me again, Ike, and this time, put some stank on it!"

Eat the cake, Anna Mae. Eat the cake!!

Frasier Crane
01-30-2011, 02:49 PM
http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_IHL4cs57bg4/R-woXR9VkKI/AAAAAAAACJ4/Lj9wO_PwjpU/s320/Why+-+Elephant+Eyelash.jpg
Why?-- Elephant Eyelash

One of the saddest albums ever! Awesome lyrics, and completely genre-defying, too.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9kxkFxWzZoQ


http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_umVPctM9AqI/SkLOHb6i63I/AAAAAAAABRI/C9SZBy61W7g/s320/schubert_PS_958_959.jpghttp://soon.cocoplastic.com/image.axd?picture=2010%2F12%2Fn033.jpg

Really amazing, genius, life-affirming stuff. <3

Hannah.
01-30-2011, 06:09 PM
http://cdn.pitchfork.com/media/8593-reconstruction-site.jpg

I'm not sure if this is really "obscure", but if you haven't heard this band yet, you really must check them out. This album is definitely in my top five favorite albums of all time. As far as "indie" music goes, this album is a breath of fresh air. There's a sincerity that usually is not present in the majority of indie albums, the lyrics are wonderful and intelligent, the songs are catchy and cleverly produced.

This album got me through my parents' divorce. It was a huge deal for me. DON'T JUDGE!

Oh, and Pitchfork can suck my dick. If I had one.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x384mhNoEWE

Nick
01-30-2011, 06:46 PM
This is one of my favorite pop albums ever, and probably the album in my collection most likely to be overlooked because of its weird Elvira cover art and strange Indian-ghost video. I know she's big in Europe/Sweden (and Neneh Cherry's sister), but she never made much noise over here in the US, aside from a few spins of the title track Come Along. Great lyrics, great tunes, should have been much bigger over here. Check out Love Has Left Your Eye and My Heart Won.

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/31YPDP2AZML._SL500_AA300_.jpg


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yPG2iiaVdD4


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IBA3Jg_cWp8

Jake
01-30-2011, 08:20 PM
^Dig those songs, Nick! Was the album released in the US?

menju56
01-30-2011, 08:31 PM
I listened to a bit of Schrei X. Didn't know whether to laugh or what. Quite disturbing and I only heard a few "songs." I just realised we do not have a Diamanda Galas thread. Perhaps we should? I'm no DG expert but would like to explore more.

The Seaward
01-30-2011, 08:35 PM
menju, i'd second JIM's recommendations. Malediction & Prayer or The Sporting Life would be ideal places to start. M&P is a mixture of old gospel and pop covers along with original material, perfomed live with only piano accompaniment. The Sporting Life is, by far, Diamanda at her most... accessible? John Paul Jones' bass really plays well with her voice, and it's a thrill.

Adam
01-30-2011, 09:49 PM
Menju, I agree. Malediction and Prayer is maybe her most accessible--and I would consider it excellent, although I don't listen to it often. Her albums aren't ones you just pop in to clean the house or relax, if you know what I mean ;). But she really has the most versatile, insane voice, and on this album, she uses it in more "listener-friendly" ways. Also, she is an excellent pianist.

Here is her cover of "Gloomy Sunday" from Malediction and Prayer:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_qu7wdUPnas&feature=related

Malike-pakile
01-30-2011, 10:07 PM
http://www.academyannex.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/wpsc/product_images/sibylle.jpg


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nnmgT8syOxA

waitressboy
01-31-2011, 01:28 AM
Guys, this thread is wonderful. I'm knowing a lot of new artists that I haven't heard of in my life, and just in a moment where I can't find anything new on blogs.

About Diamanda Galás, I think Guilty! Guilty! Guilty! is another good way to start with her. It's shorter than M&P and the songs on the albums are well-known, so you kinda realize what she does when she covers a song. Her version of "Heaven Haven Mercy" is impressive.

Just asking... is it ok if we recommend albums in another language?

emptytuileries
01-31-2011, 01:46 AM
I've always had a soft spot for Diamanda Galas. At her core, she's an amazing blues singer. Her cover of "See That My Grave Is Kept Clean" is ace, as well as, when I'm in the mood, "Wild Women with Steak Knives."

And regarding Danielle Dax. I'd heard of her on here and @forumz but never checked her out. I did and wow. Her albums could without a doubt be released in this day and age and still sound new and innovative (especially Pop-Eyes). Timeless. She sounds like an operatic Nico fronting Animal Collective.

Tyler
01-31-2011, 02:13 AM
http://musicserver.cz/img/9425.jpg

Khoiba's Nice Traps, their debut album, is ace.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jiX0r3Yja-I


http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_EeY8jv1Chx0/SoWoy4OghZI/AAAAAAAAAcs/lAI3Asjy6HQ/s200/Baxter-1998-Baxter.jpg
And forgotten trip hop band, Baxter and their self-titled album!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nen2kyNeZ60

http://www.tonspion.de/system/files/images/alben_7D/720628.jpg
When I want some straightforward indie-rock with female vocals, I always go to Palomar's All Things, Forests.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OhJt8AERNdM

Nick
01-31-2011, 02:24 AM
^Dig those songs, Nick! Was the album released in the US?

Come Along was released in the US (with this horrible cover; I think elsewhere it had slightly better art). 12 great tracks. Doesn't include the second video song though; that's a duet with Marit Bergman on the deluxe version of Marit's last album.

Shady Pines, Ma
01-31-2011, 03:45 AM
I've always had a soft spot for Diamanda Galas. At her core, she's an amazing blues singer. Her cover of "See That My Grave Is Kept Clean" is ace, as well as, when I'm in the mood, "Wild Women with Steak Knives."



I'm one of those people that just doesn't get Diamanda. She did record a great song with John Paul Jones called "The Dark End of the Street", which is probably her most accessible song.

emptytuileries
01-31-2011, 04:09 AM
I'm one of those people that just doesn't get Diamanda. She did record a great song with John Paul Jones called "The Dark End of the Street", which is probably her most accessible song.

She can be abrasive and a little too over-the-top a lot of times, but she definitely does whatever she feels she needs to do. I'm more of a fan of her standard blues covers (where I think she really shines), and I can see why something like Shrei X or "Wild Women with Steak Knives" can be off-putting, but she really has layers to her. It's not just, like a lot of people think, "screaming" all the time.

Octopussy
01-31-2011, 07:30 AM
I'm one of those people that just doesn't get Diamanda. She did record a great song with John Paul Jones called "The Dark End of the Street", which is probably her most accessible song.

that version is ok, this one's better:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xmH9NjRzTBM

Octopussy
01-31-2011, 07:49 AM
And regarding Danielle Dax. I'd heard of her on here and @forumz but never checked her out. I did and wow. Her albums could without a doubt be released in this day and age and still sound new and innovative (especially Pop-Eyes). Timeless. She sounds like an operatic Nico fronting Animal Collective.

She also did this:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GU6dIBK7_ig

which is what really made me love her.

Octopussy
01-31-2011, 07:53 AM
while I'm posting videos, how about some Galas?


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f0AIjnQ8t30

(and look how cute Jon Stewart was)

The Seaward
01-31-2011, 08:54 AM
LOVE that version of Skotseme, Jim! :) (and yes, Jon was quite cute there)

also, thank you Nick for posting about Titiyo. i've loved Come Along for years and your post prompted me to investigate what she's done since. anyone heard her 2008 album, Hidden? it's delightfully eccentric. long, spidery songs with lots of prominent finger-picked guitar, thick beats, and bizarre lyrics. as always, her voice is gorgeous.

Octopussy
01-31-2011, 11:15 AM
LOVE that version of Skotseme, Jim! :)

I also love her outfit and makeup.

/GAYGAYGAY

but I always love that about her.

Nick
01-31-2011, 12:55 PM
LOVE that version of Skotseme, Jim! :) (and yes, Jon was quite cute there)

also, thank you Nick for posting about Titiyo. i've loved Come Along for years and your post prompted me to investigate what she's done since. anyone heard her 2008 album, Hidden? it's delightfully eccentric. long, spidery songs with lots of prominent finger-picked guitar, thick beats, and bizarre lyrics. as always, her voice is gorgeous.

I'm a big fan of Hidden as well, although it's certainly an artier approach than the pure-pop-awesomeness of Come Along, which is probably a better gateway into the wonderfulness of Titiyo. "Longing For Lullabies" is as good as anything, though.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=luIBrGyFNq0

emptytuileries
01-31-2011, 03:56 PM
More Diamanda:

I love her cover of "I Put a Spell on You":

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yAFbYN_8e7g&feature=related

"Saint of the Pit," a bit more on the "experimental" side, but still awesome:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fyFS1K-Xlrk&feature=related

Audio of her cover of "Death Letter." Sounds like an even more fucked up Nina Simone:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0kLzwRevxkY

My favorite cover she's done, the funky organ-fueled "See That My Grave Is Kept Clean":

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PQH8xQdc9v0

Nick
01-31-2011, 07:38 PM
Now that I think about it, given the utter non-response to the Nina Kinert thread and the lack of Red Leader Dream on anyone's AOTY lists, both of these albums are probably under-owned:

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51nKVBwDkwL._SL500_AA300_.jpghttp://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61oyxV6sFPL._SL500_AA300_.jpg

They're very different albums, with the former being kind more indie/acoustic/guitar pop and the latter bit more Bat For Lashes-y, but it's hard to recommend one over the other (although Pets & Friends might be a better gateway, I could easily seeing a lot of the @ crowd preferring Red Leader Dream).


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uOntCQqx5pY


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JsyeNLgrfe4&playnext=1&list=PLD11DBDA486E26319

Simon
01-31-2011, 08:58 PM
Yes I'm really surprised no one talked about the second album of nina kinert this year ?!

beanstew
01-31-2011, 10:43 PM
Jon Lawler (The Fratellis) and Lou Hickley revisit a bygone era of Hollywood swinging big bands and glamour and add a dash of soul.

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51vk17Dg3mL._SS500_.jpg


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sA3jHa0cxpk


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gYPpQLQsdTw

Blake
02-01-2011, 01:58 AM
Now that I think about it, given the utter non-response to the Nina Kinert thread and the lack of Red Leader Dream on anyone's AOTY lists, both of these albums are probably under-owned:

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51nKVBwDkwL._SL500_AA300_.jpghttp://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61oyxV6sFPL._SL500_AA300_.jpg

They're very different albums, with the former being kind more indie/acoustic/guitar pop and the latter bit more Bat For Lashes-y, but it's hard to recommend one over the other (although Pets & Friends might be a better gateway, I could easily seeing a lot of the @ crowd preferring Red Leader Dream).


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uOntCQqx5pY


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JsyeNLgrfe4&playnext=1&list=PLD11DBDA486E26319


Thank you!
I just downloaded this. Did not know she had a follow up. I'm digging it!

waitressboy
02-01-2011, 01:14 PM
Now that I think about it, given the utter non-response to the Nina Kinert thread and the lack of Red Leader Dream on anyone's AOTY lists, both of these albums are probably under-owned:

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51nKVBwDkwL._SL500_AA300_.jpghttp://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61oyxV6sFPL._SL500_AA300_.jpg

They're very different albums, with the former being kind more indie/acoustic/guitar pop and the latter bit more Bat For Lashes-y, but it's hard to recommend one over the other (although Pets & Friends might be a better gateway, I could easily seeing a lot of the @ crowd preferring Red Leader Dream).


I have the feeling that I'll love this girl. Thank you so much, Nick!

Nick
02-01-2011, 02:15 PM
I'm stoked for all the Nina Kinert love. P.S., anyone want to move to Sweden with me?


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MH6CAjBCPgE&feature=related

blissgurl
02-01-2011, 07:49 PM
Now that I think about it, given the utter non-response to the Nina Kinert thread and the lack of Red Leader Dream on anyone's AOTY lists, both of these albums are probably under-owned:

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51nKVBwDkwL._SL500_AA300_.jpghttp://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61oyxV6sFPL._SL500_AA300_.jpg

They're very different albums, with the former being kind more indie/acoustic/guitar pop and the latter bit more Bat For Lashes-y, but it's hard to recommend one over the other (although Pets & Friends might be a better gateway, I could easily seeing a lot of the @ crowd preferring Red Leader Dream).

Thanks for suggesting these! I took a listen & I had to hear more so I downloaded both of these immediately - love her voice!

Simon
02-01-2011, 09:20 PM
http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51UhQ3AEcHL._SL500_AA280_.jpg

Blake
02-02-2011, 01:08 AM
I'm going to throw out the best swede out there.
Frida Hyvönen. Her first album did not do much for me but her follow up is a force to be reckoned with. The production and instrumentation is astounding and the lyrics are still the best I have heard in a very long time.
Here are some videos:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dej1hxnZBzE

If you can make a song incorporating the movie Dirty Dancing and Kylie, I adore you.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jmOzv71yQ0g

I believe this next one is a about a high dollar call girl.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l1T_yAiVVQo

Beautiful song about abortion.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eG5IJyTEXzE

Oh, Shanghai. The best song she has written so far. I got this album a few weeks before I left to visit Shanghai and listening to this song on constant repeat while I walked the streets was magnificent.

I feel like she should be more recognized but sadly she is not.
If anyone would like the album Silence is Wild from which these songs come from, feel free to PM me.
;)

Nick
02-02-2011, 02:15 AM
Frida is awesome; Silence Is Wild is a brilliant album. I love the song My Cousin. I don't know what's in the water over there, but Sweden puts out some awesome female musicians. Ebba Forsberg too. And some pop singer named Robyn? Anyone familiar? :p

The Seaward
02-02-2011, 02:23 AM
I love Frida & Ebba. [post28]

Tyler
02-02-2011, 02:25 AM
Frida Hyvönen.

Good one! I haven't listened to her in ages, it seems.

Adam
02-02-2011, 03:28 AM
I had no idea that Until Death Comes was released in 2006 and furthermore, no idea that she had a new one. Will have to check it out.

Gale
02-02-2011, 05:33 PM
This is a great thread! Thanks to everyone for their recommendations. Here's one:

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61VM2F1H8ZL._SL500_AA300_.jpg
Dierdre - One

An out of this world album from French vocalist Dierdre Dubois. The disc feels like a combination of genres, mostly chillout and electronica, which work well with Dierdre's seductive voice (sounds like Imogen Heap at times). Her use of gibberish has a unique flow that accompanies many of the tracks. Includes a cover of "Nights in White Satin".
If you like what you hear, check out Dierdre's work in the group Ekova.

waitressboy
02-04-2011, 01:47 PM
So I was trying to think in an album in Spanish to post here, but I realised that almost all the good things I had to say were about the lyrics, so that wouldn't make sense if you don't speak in Spanish. So I though about posting something in a language that I wouldn't understand either... and that's Portuguese. They say that Spanish and Portiguese sound very similar, but I must have some kind of mental disability because I can't understand a single word. I have a cousin, she's from Brazil, and thank god she speaks Spanish coz when I talk to her husband I have no idea what the hell he's saying. Most of the times we comunicate drawing.

Adriana Calcanhotto - "Cantada" & "Adriana Partimpim"
As I said before, I have NO IDEA what she's saying in these albums. So it's all about the music and her voice. These two albums came one after the other (Cantada was released first) and they couldn't be more different.
http://www.sitemusic.com.ar/img/p/818-821-large.jpg
Cantada is all about sex. Well, at least it sounds like that. The highest moments on the album are "Justo agora" and her cover of "Music/Impressive instant" (if Madonna made a song about dancing in a crowded club, Calcanhotto made a song to dance alone in your bedroom).

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3iPwzh7nY9g

http://images.wikia.com/lyricwiki/images/a/a8/Adriana_Calcanhotto_-_Adriana_Partimpim.jpg
Partimpim is a album of songs for childen made for adults... or songs for adults made for children, I honestly don't know. The whole album has a vibe of bittersweet happiness, the one that makes you smile and cry at the same time and you don't know why. Everytime I play this record I remember when I was 5, 6, 7 years old. There's a version of Lewis Carroll's "Beautiful Soup" that works cos she says "bella sopa" all the time and it's really funny. Anyway, this is the best song of the album, "Fico assim sem voce" (that means something like "That's how I am without you"), a song with a guitar, a sampler sequncer and... a Gameboy.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2rLEcmkr7cI

Nick
02-16-2011, 05:08 PM
http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/414ENHT9WPL._SL500_AA300_.jpg

Was listening to this today and lamenting how few people must have heard this album; I don't remember anyone else mentioning it when it came out a few years back. To be fair, it didn't quite hit me on first listen either, but now I think it's probably the best of Bic Runga's (yes, she of mid-90's "Sway" fame) three albums (with hopefully a fourth to come this year). Throughout her catalogue, she's demonstrated an ability to write the perfect pop song. On Birds, she stretches out more, brings the strings + horns, and shows some fantastic growth as a songwriter, with a healthy dose of Burt Bacharach influence. This also happens to be a beautifully produced album. Say After Me, If I Had You, It's Over... it's actually all genuinely worth checking out.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WFYjdYz21Fc


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xIn5kmlQc2g&feature=related

sleeptheclock
02-16-2011, 06:28 PM
I'm going to throw out the best swede out there.
Frida Hyvönen. Her first album did not do much for me but her follow up is a force to be reckoned with. The production and instrumentation is astounding and the lyrics are still the best I have heard in a very long time.

Count me in on the Frida love. She's amazing. I actually like her first album as well, but the follow-up is really a stunner. All the songs that have been mentioned are wonderful, but I want to throw in "London!" as well, which is a personal favorite of mine.

Hannah.
02-16-2011, 06:42 PM
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HumptyDumpty
04-03-2011, 11:49 PM
I've been listening to this album a lot again, lately:

http://i242.photobucket.com/albums/ff225/DoughnutHole/howido.jpg

I remember when it came out some were dubbing her "best new artist"... but then she just sort of disappeared. I bought it when it came out and love it still.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4xHZKhrlxl0

Gale
04-04-2011, 07:45 PM
I remember her! "They Say Vision" (I think that's the title - it's been so long!) is such a great song.

toriMODE
04-04-2011, 11:10 PM
I loved it too!

Savannah
04-05-2011, 06:27 PM
So many recommendations. <3 I'm glad I stumbled into this thread.

http://30.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_litlmtfksG1qfk3soo1_400.jpg
6 by Supersilent

I had sort of given up on discovering a good “nu jazz” album. In my imagination, nu jazz was a pretty, wet, slightly wheezy monster. But actually, most of it seems to be weather channel music. Or the songs will have a moody, effective ambiance one minute, only to be smeared by some shitty gurgling electronics the next. Then I found 6, everything I wanted and imagined: a world of winter-white noise, ectoplasmic electronics, and sighing sax. <3

http://i55.tinypic.com/2e4vjmw.jpg
Animal Magnetism by Arnold Dreyblatt

This is just some good crazy-clanging, toy-train headbanging microtonal fun. Everyone should hear it.

beanstew
04-05-2011, 07:17 PM
http://ec5.images-amazon.com/images/I/41M84XxXtuL._SL500_AA300_.jpg


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WKWcVZsRlkA

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51eUmsr%2BvVL._SS500_.jpg


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GupnKLhKT10&feature=fvwrel

Highly recommended to folk guitar fans. :)

Adam
04-06-2011, 04:15 AM
I've been listening to this album a lot again, lately:

http://i242.photobucket.com/albums/ff225/DoughnutHole/howido.jpg

I remember when it came out some were dubbing her "best new artist"... but then she just sort of disappeared. I bought it when it came out and love it still.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4xHZKhrlxl0


I scream every time "They Say Vision" comes on randomly at a bar. It's one of my true pop loves.

The Seaward
04-06-2011, 09:53 AM
okay, adam. now i KNOW we're twins. i have a freakout everytime "They Say Vision" comes on at my local bar too. it's uncanny now.


oh yeah, and i love you. :D

ebby
04-06-2011, 12:44 PM
http://www.manoz.fr/blog/wp-content/uploads/2010/02/louise-attaque.jpg

One of my favourite albums for a long time. Wonderful French folky rock.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8JOW2662PBs


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0emXuhPTWUM

ebby
04-06-2011, 12:44 PM
http://www.manoz.fr/blog/wp-content/uploads/2010/02/louise-attaque.jpg

One of my favourite albums for a long time. Wonderful French folky rock.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8JOW2662PBs


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0emXuhPTWUM

emptytuileries
04-18-2011, 09:35 PM
http://betterpropaganda.com/images/artwork/HAI!-The%20Creatures_480.jpg

The Creatures, Hai! (2003)

I've only just recently decided to delve into the back catalouge of the illustrious Siouxsie & the Banshees, and, I must say, they were quite the remarkable band, deserving of all the praise they received. But what a lot of people don't talk about is Siouxsie's side-project (through the '80s right up until the mid '00s), the Creatures. Perhaps using the Creatures as a reprieve from the growing pop success of the Banshees, Siouxsie took full advantage of this outlet for her more avant-garde recordings. They released four studio albums, Feast, Boomerang, Anima Animus (another exquisite album), and finally Hai!. What set the Creatures' work apart from the Banshees' is a reliance on heavy percussion (both techno-tinged as on Anima Animus and a distinctly natural on the other their other three albums), as well as a more global influence (from flamenco, island-tinged numbers to tribal drum marches). Hai!, with its allusions to Japanese culture (from the album cover itself to song titles like "Godzilla!" and "Imagoro") and its actual regarding in Tokyo, is a thrilling, experimental ride that paved way for acts such as the Knife/Fever Ray, Animal Collective and, most obviously, Rainbow Arabia.

Simon
04-19-2011, 12:11 AM
wow ebby !
Didn't know this album was known outside where I live

Octopussy
04-21-2011, 06:15 AM
The Creatures, Hai! (2003)

I've only just recently decided to delve into the back catalouge of the illustrious Siouxsie & the Banshees, and, I must say, they were quite the remarkable band, deserving of all the praise they received. But what a lot of people don't talk about is Siouxsie's side-project (through the '80s right up until the mid '00s), the Creatures. Perhaps using the Creatures as a reprieve from the growing pop success of the Banshees, Siouxsie took full advantage of this outlet for her more avant-garde recordings. They released four studio albums, Feast, Boomerang, Anima Animus (another exquisite album), and finally Hai!. What set the Creatures' work apart from the Banshees' is a reliance on heavy percussion (both techno-tinged as on Anima Animus and a distinctly natural on the other their other three albums), as well as a more global influence (from flamenco, island-tinged numbers to tribal drum marches). Hai!, with its allusions to Japanese culture (from the album cover itself to song titles like "Godzilla!" and "Imagoro") and its actual regarding in Tokyo, is a thrilling, experimental ride that paved way for acts such as the Knife/Fever Ray, Animal Collective and, most obviously, Rainbow Arabia.

Wow, I forgot about that album... I only listened to Godzilla once (and it sucked) I've never heard the whole thing!

I think Feast is their best, and Anima Animus is good fun. Boomerang has some decent tracks, but is kind of irritating with the steel drums, vibraphones and whatnot. "Untiedundone" is definitely one of my favorite Creatures tracks though, what a goofy song. I've also been listening to "Gecko" from Feast quite a bit, it has a better tropicalia type sound than anything on Boomerang.

beanstew
04-23-2011, 03:44 PM
Dengue Fever - Escape From Dragon House

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51%2BnK-cOfUL._SS500_.jpg

Cambodian Pop meets Psychedelic Surf Rock. Amazing band!


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=piOZg4YjvRM

talkingtadpole
04-23-2011, 05:49 PM
^Good stuff! They've encouraged me to look into Cambodian pop/surf rock from the 60s. They do a wonderful modern take of it.

Chalk
04-23-2011, 07:05 PM
I'll add:

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51ZyvPcxg%2BL._SL500_AA280_.jpg

Buttersprites.

It's a Japanese-American band, and they mix both english and japanese songs. Even if it's an obscure band, their music isn't. It's an upbeat, new wave-punk-ish record. I love it, even if I can't understand some of the songs, the music is great. Unfortunately there's very little current info on the band (their only album was released over 6 years ago and their page hasn't been updated in a few years so I assume they are done). They're still on Myspace, though (http://www.myspace.com/buttersprites).

I recommend as first listen "Panic Attack", "Yellow Perril", "Dog Food" and "Fresh Mochi"

StrawberryDisco
04-24-2011, 06:42 AM
Hi guys, this is my first post here.

Here are my additions to the list. :

Momoe Yamaguchi - Golden Flight (1977)
http://drinkcold.files.wordpress.com/2010/02/disc12.jpg

Song from album:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T9sXb1vvX2I

At the age of 17 this was Momoe's (pronounced Momo-eh) 12th album since her debut at age 13 as a conventional Japanese pop singer. She started out singing what she was told to sing. Songs with titles like "Unripe Fruit", "Adolescence" and "Forbidden Play". However at the age of 16 she decided to take charge of her career and sing songs that were more strong and independent. She also wanted to sing songs with more of a classy blues and pop rock edge, a style that was popular in her hometown of Yokosuka. When this album Golden Flight (which was recorded in London) came out, she sounded like a much more mature woman of the world with a wonderful deep and velvety voice. She has had better albums than this, including a couple of rock operas, but this is definitely a fascinating gateway album as you hear her taking charge of her career and stepping into an adult world.

She eventually recorded 22 albums before retiring at the age of 21 to get married.

I think I will post my other suggestions in another post.

beanstew
04-29-2011, 02:52 PM
Kristeen Young - The Orphans


http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51DtTJUig6L._SS500_.jpg

She's got other albums as well but this is the only one I have. I'm seeing her play in June so hope to be able to pick up some more.

Not sure how to describe her but saw the phrase "Kate Bush on crack" somewhere which isn't far off.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mqPZeXhXW6g&feature=related

Adam
04-29-2011, 07:41 PM
OMG. I must tell my Kristeen story. When I was 16, I saw a review for Kristeen Young and Her Wonderbread Band in CMJ. It was described as being Kate Bush-ish, so I had the local record store order it. I was an ok album, ridiculous in parts but fun.

Years later, having heard nothing from her ( so 96-96 or so until 2004), my friend called from a show he was playing in town and said, you have to come see this girl that is opening for us. When I got there, I was SHOCKED! to see it was Kristeen Young. So I started talking to her guitarist and told him about being 16 in Eastern Ky and having that first album. He was like " OMG. I have to get Kristeen. I thought that we were the only ones who had that album. It sold like four copies". So he got her over and she was a total BITCH to me for no reason. One of the band members gave me a copy of the album they were supporting, X, and really all Kristeen said to me was " This album is about the ten commandments and why you should break them" in this coy voice, which sounded like something a teenaged goth would say. She acted like it was OMGSHOCKING or something.

Imagine then my surprise when Morrissey of all people took her on tour. Then imagine my guilty pleasure when I found that she had been kicked off the tour for saying shit about him.

If anyone ever wondered how she ended up on that tour, I asked Tony Visconti. Apparently she sent him a copy of an album and he sent it to Morrissey, who signed her to his vanity label.

/end indulgent Kristeen Young story/thread derailment

waitressboy
04-30-2011, 01:16 AM
After watching the video that Beanstew posted (btw, I tried to give him a green dot but I couldn't... why's that?), I started to look her records. She has some really good stuff; still have to listen more carefully, but I liked what I've heard so far.
And yes, I've read she's a total bitch and the Morrissey incident. I think it's really stupid she was kicked off because of that, but it's just my opinion.

So, Beanstew, thanx for tthe recommendation!
(Did I say that I really like this thread? It's one of my fav in Unforumzed)

beanstew
05-02-2011, 11:26 PM
Thanks for the story electrickidz :)

Glad you like her waitressboy.

I saw her play at a festival (Morrissey was headlining) a few years ago and pretty much fell in love. :) I haven't seen her since as the one date that was booked was canceled at the last minute. But, she's got a residency in July and should be playing 4 dates, I've booked for 3.

And yeah, she's a bitch.

Adam
07-07-2011, 09:56 PM
This album popped into my head today, and it's as good now as it was then. Menju, I think you in particular would really enjoy it. Actually, any fan of gritty, powerful female vocals, punk, country, rock, great lyrics...it's all there.

http://i155.photobucket.com/albums/s301/electrickidz/GeraldineFibbers-Lost.jpg


Amazon.com
Rawer and bolder than fellow L.A. hardcore folkies X, the Geraldine Fibbers have lashed out with a frighteningly successful debut album. Lost Somewhere Between the Earth and My Home is an oppressively heavy record, both musically and emotionally, that brings punk rock as close as it has ever come to sounding rootsy. Ferocious and painfully beautiful, singer Carla Bozulich can't seem to decide if she's Patti Smith or Patsy Cline. Similarly numbing and relentless, Daniel Keenan's bleeding guitar and Jessy Greene's weeping violin grind and moan like the Velvet Underground reinterpreting Creedence Clearwater Revival tunes. In other words, the Fibbers growl resembles 10,000 Maniacs--that is, if they really sounded like ten thousand maniacs. Throughout Lost Between, Bozulich wails over broken and destructive relationships--that common lyrical bond between classic country and gothic gloom-rock--as if she'd met the devil at the crossroads, pierced his tongue, and then given him a ride with her to hell. She sings about sinking to a point so low that pitiful hate is the only place to turn--and where half that hate is violently thrust at those who've abused her, while the other half gets nursed inside. Sometimes she tells stories, like the grotesque tales in "A Song About Walls" and "Richard." Other times she just spews narcotized hallucinations like "Lillybelle" and "Marmalade." But always the imagery teeters nervously between goodnight prayer and bad nightmare. --Roni Sarig

entropy
07-08-2011, 12:37 PM
Rupa and the April Fishes "este mundo" The album is a rip roaring good time sung in English, Spanish and French

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iyzG7FFJxkk


Sabina Odone "Sentencia de amor imposible" Spanish. File this one under those who like annoying voices. I do not normally fall in this group, but this album and her voice work for me.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yQTZg4HKHe8

beanstew
07-08-2011, 12:41 PM
Rupa and the April Fishes "este mundo" The album is a rip roaring good time sung in English, Spanish and French
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iyzG7FFJxkk


Oooh yes! Good call. I love Rupa. I've seen them live a few times and they are amazing fun. [post28]

Octopussy
07-08-2011, 03:15 PM
http://foto.infan.ru/img/f/90/1/1991_Thirteen_masks.jpg

This falls somewhere between Diamanda Galas and Kate Bush. Her other albums do not sound like this, and don't let anyone tell you this isn't her best. I don't care for her old band the Swans either.

I can't remember how to post audio here, but you can listen to the whole thing on myspace (http://www.myspace.com/jarboeliving/music/albums/thirteen-masks-10637534). Check out Red (produced by JG Thirlwell), A Man of Hate (Lord Misery version), The Never Deserting Shadow, In an Open Sea and I Got a Gun

entropy
07-08-2011, 05:00 PM
Bambu "Soul adventurer" Local (Iowa City/Fairfield) band. I went a few of their shows in Iowa City around 1999. I could not find videos of their best stuff. But the album is available on iTunes.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gj9CfUO2raY

entropy
07-09-2011, 12:58 AM
Feel free to add your obscure musical gems:


http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_p0USO4eHP4M/TRbnpbRa5HI/AAAAAAAAAL8/6Dh6E_ZKR8k/s400/Clare%2BFader%2B-%2BThe%2BElephant%2527s%2BBaby%2Bcover.jpg
Clare Fader, The Elephant's Baby (2000)



I first heard Clare Fader and her ensemble, The Vaudevillians, oddly enough, on an episode of MTV's Real Word in an episode where all the cast mates got piss drunk on wine and frisked in the hot tub. The song? "The Wine."


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xW57T6tjWqg

Clare Fader is a North Carolinian cabaret singer that truly belongs somewhere in the 1950s avante-jazz Brooklyn community. The Elephant's Baby is full of slinky nursery stories orchestrated with lots of woodwinds and brass. The circus cabaret reminds me of lighter-fare Tom Waits or the recent offerings of Nellie Mckay.


I am addicted! This is awesome! Thanks!

Cuddlefish
07-09-2011, 01:49 AM
Ours - Distorted Lullabies

http://i.imgur.com/KhjS4.jpg

It's too easy to compare lead singer Jimmy Gnecco to Jeff Buckley. Here's my opinion: with pipes like THAT, Jimmy can sing however the hell he likes.

Put simply, this is a gorgeous fucking record. You may have heard their first single "Sometimes" on MTV back in 2001; I saw the video back then on the City Walk at Universal Studios. Good gawd, I was 13. I digress.

Here's the video to jog your memory:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=erOMPA0Y0m8

Now for some highlights. The first track on the album, "Fallen Souls," is absolutely criminal; seriously, it should be a felony to have a song that devastating and epic as the first track. "Miseryhead" is dirty-sexy. And "Dizzy" is just beautiful.

Ours' followup, Precious, is a more consistent album, I think. I find the songs are much more danceable. But if I had to pick one or the other, I'd pick Distorted Lullabies.

Gale
07-09-2011, 09:09 PM
http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/410PFJ07F4L._SL500_AA300_.jpg

A friend gave this to me recently. Deep female vocals, occasionally auto-tuned. This particular record is very downbeat and dreamy, and I'm still trying to wrap my head around it. That's what good electronica/trip-hop usually does to me.

ebby
07-09-2011, 09:50 PM
The White Noise - An Electric Storm (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/An_Electric_Storm)

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/3/39/Whitenoise.jpg

experimental music from the end of the 60's. Early electronica from Delia Derbyshire and co.- the lady who gave us the original Dr Who theme music. We are talking "samples" meaning lengths of actual tape as samples.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rsTPYkOuHJw


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=__-lpvXfI6E

beanstew
08-28-2011, 10:57 AM
One for the quirky, lyrical, indie folk fans.

This is her 2009 debut, her 2011 follow up Virtue is even better. Both discs are on pretty heavy rotation in this house.

Emmy the Great - First Love
http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61fsB%2BRfroL._SS500_.jpg


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dMOv8Qgp8Yc
Emmy the Great - 24


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kQch7F0uspo
Emmy the Great - First Love


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6zXBI_HeKME
Emmy the Great - Dylan


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E3tflHYm1d0
Emmy the Great - City Song (live)

sleepy river
08-28-2011, 11:17 AM
Oooh, ebby! I really like that record. Delia Derbyshire is one of my heroes.

sleepy river
08-28-2011, 11:58 AM
Anyway, great thread idea!

What immediately comes to mind is:

George (http://www.pickled-egg.co.uk/george.htm) - The Magic Lantern (2003)
http://www.pickled-egg.co.uk/themagiclantern.jpg

There's a simple sweetness to Suzy Mangion's voice & songs that makes this come across as effortlessly removed from time & magical. Sounds at moments like the soundtrack to some lost 1940s Disney film. Listen for the achingly gorgeous string quartet that drives the "Alone In The Country Heart" climax.

Highlights: "Alone In The Country Heart," "Do You Know A Music," "Compass Song," "Title Song"

You can listen to some samples here (http://www.last.fm/music/George/The+Magic+Lantern).

beanstew
09-06-2011, 08:36 PM
http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61e4Wgom3BL._SS500_.jpg
The Elected - Sun, Sun, Sun

Blake Sennett's (Rilo Kiley) other band. Melodic indie rock with a bit of a Country tint. Rilo Kiley fans should definitely check this out.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2TSLlvMD62w
The Elected - Not Going Home


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ekI2-wVL5M
The Elected - It Was Love

beanstew
09-17-2011, 11:55 PM
Lokkhi Terra - No Visas Required

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61gXDrP-%2BxL._SS500_.jpg

Afro Caribbean Bangladeshi Jazz Fusion. A London based band with members from all over the world.

Not a lot in the way of album tracks on youtube so here are some live performances.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sqvnLhZGnU8


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TWLxEN5E3Dg&feature=related

emptytuileries
10-03-2011, 06:05 PM
http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41JVCM3M4CL._SL500_AA300_.jpg

Before the Andrew Bird went head-on into folk territory, he released a few albums under Andrew Bird's Bowl of Fire, and this album Thrills is a gem (The Swimming Hour is really good too). It's really influenced by (what sounds like, to me) spaghetti westerns, flamenco music, and Tom Waits-esque torch songs.

http://images.amazon.com/images/P/B000054OWG.01.LZZZZZZZ.jpg

Betty Davis (the ex-wife of Miles Davis) caught my attention when Karen O of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs cited her as a major influence. Her 1973 album Betty Davis is pure dirty funk, and although she didn't have the pipes of, say, Tina Turner, she definitely has the confident swagger.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=64OcpQC25V4

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61iqym4nrVL._SL500_AA280_.jpg

Cary Ann Hearst caught my attention when they used her (best) song "Hell's Bells" in True Blood. She's like if Patty Griffin grew up in a trailer park in the deep South, chain-smoked, and drank heavily. One of my friends recently saw her perform in a dive bar somewhere in South Carolina and the friend said even though Cary Ann was a drunken mess, she blew everyone away.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D-BB31-TwPA

http://static.boomkat.com/images/401264/333.jpg

This is gonna be high on my AOTY list, although its gotten less than glowing reviews. It's straight-forward, brooding indie rock but something about it really gets me wanting to groove.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4MyPL9akLF0&feature=results_video&playnext=1&list=PL422420780A6FFF2B

beanstew
10-04-2011, 11:17 AM
Mice - ...Because I Can

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/d/d0/Becauseican.jpg

Julianne Regan's (All About Eve) other band. Quirky indie-pop with gorgeous vocals. Doesn't seem to be much on youtube apart from this one promo:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j1oMVOe7pso
Mice - The Milkman

emptytuileries
12-29-2011, 04:57 AM
http://www.babydee.org/images/albums/2001-lw.jpg

Baby Dee is a baroque pop artist signed to Drag City that began her career as a performance artist/Coney Island accordion player before she met up with Antony Hegarty and made some heart-wrenching albums.


http://www.brooklynvegan.com/img/music/babydee/delancey/09.jpg

nathan zephyrus
12-29-2011, 03:17 PM
^ her latest (live) double album is a hoot! Everyone should listen to Lilacs and Endless Night:

http://www.myspace.com/theonlybabydee

Owen
12-29-2011, 03:43 PM
Becca Stevens - Weightless - Truly an incredible combination of folk, jazz and something more. Her phrasing is out of this world.
http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41IobVo%2BtNL._SL500_AA300_.jpg


Tina Dico - A Beginning, A Detour, An Open Ending - This is actually 3 EP's put together and holy shit, it's amazing. I first heard her music by hearing a friend's friend cover Tina on the radio and I thought, omg that song! It turned out to be the opening number here. <3
http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51E8myXpasL._SL500_AA280_.jpg

marci
12-29-2011, 04:17 PM
Oh, and from 2010, Andreya Triana's Lost Where I Belong. It probably should've been on my list.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bui_7TuB2mQ

Yes!! <3 She really deserves more attention. I was supposed to see her at a tiny club this summer, but she had to cancel. :(

entropy
12-29-2011, 05:32 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M5BTcYImuB4

beanstew
10-30-2012, 04:18 PM
About time this great thread had a bump so...

Allo Darlin' - Allo Darlin'

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41mUiHE%2Bb5L._SL500_AA300_.jpg

A colllection of laid-back indie pop gems sang in a lovely warm Australian accent.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HDvxyxyjAcA
Allo Darlin' - Let's Go Swimming


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5u_CQ836Wpc
Allo Darlin' - If Loneliness Was Art


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G66mWhmBl8Y
Allo Darlin' - Woody Allen (live)

Octopussy
10-30-2012, 05:53 PM
a couple overlooked releases from 2011

http://utopianbiskut.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/%C9%85-WIRE-MIGRAINE.jpg

É… (aka ARC) - Wire Migraine

I would describe this as a male Fever Ray. It's categorized as witch house on most sites, but it's more than that. The album is available for purchase as a single track, which is ridiculous and absolutely maddening in the ipod generation, but oh well. I've collected some tracks here:




http://vimeo.com/23666853


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


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uFASDJ1N1cY

http://soundcloud.com/ammmm/hallowed-house

http://www.nashvillescene.com/imager/myths/b/slideshow/3037868/904e/Myths100312Mercy02.jpg

MYTHS - MYTHS

Saw them open for Grimes - they were only setting up the stage and it was practically love at first sight. I might describe them as a mix of Pocahaunted and Le Tigre (??) Goth/industrial influenced with lots of shrieking.

You can listen to the whole album here (http://soundcloud.com/mythsmusic), and it's good, but not quite as amazing as their live show



http://soundcloud.com/mythsmusic/the-horizon

http://soundcloud.com/mythsmusic/deadlights


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OkZl-hcM0yQ


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=415vcScFbbQ


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9OBvl52tkF4

Andrew
10-30-2012, 08:08 PM
Here's where Jeff Buckley got it. As the late Tim Buckley got further into his career, his musical explorations (as well as drug use) began to reach otherworldly heights. Combining his expertise of folk-rock with progressive, free form jazz yielded the avante-garde masterpiece Lorca. The album only contains five songs, but the shortest of the five is six minutes long. The highlights of the album are "Driftin'," where Buckley stretches his wildly manic vocals to its limits, and the title track, a moody 10 minute piece with Buckley wailing away alongside the accompaniment of a pipe organ.

I love this album so much <3

beanstew
10-31-2012, 11:53 AM
Ute Lemper - Berlin Cabaret Songs

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41EVQK0EQ4L._SL500_AA300_.jpg

Political songs from 20s and 30s Berlin that had been suppressed by the Third Reich. I've got a version sang in English but I think there is a German version available too.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VCtRNqucy6I
Ute Lemper - I Am A Vamp


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jqULd0DOv7g
Ute Lemper - The Lavender Song

One of my favourite songs on the album is It's All A Swindle but I can't find that on youtube so here's a live version in German.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SfpYHklo0Xs

I've seen Ute live a few times, she's amazing! <3

spyk_
10-31-2012, 01:02 PM
I love Ute Lemper! I don't own any of her albums though, apart from a couple of cast recordings she's featured on. I need to rectify that, I think.