Saturday, November 29, 2008

Light FM



Karen Dalton--BLues on the Ceiling
Decemberists--Grace Cathedral Hill
Arcade Fire--Laika
Black Sheep--City Lights
De La Soul--En Focus
Common--The Light
Mos Def--Umi Said
Dungeon Family--Follow the Light
Black Star--Astronomy (8th Light)

6 comments:

Japanther said...

all good Steenbeck, particularly enjoyed Decembrists and Black Sheep.....I definitely don't listen to enough rap/hip-hop.

It's not that I don't like it (although a lot of it I don't) it's just that I usually listen to music whilst doing something else (like paperwork) and with hip-hop I always find myself riveted to the lyrics meaning that I can't concentrate on anything else......it's OK for doing the ironing to though.......saying that, ironing always puts me in the mood for extreme metal (black/death/thrash), not sure why....

ToffeeBoy said...

I think Japanther has said exactly what I wanted to say about hip-hop. I don't think I'll ever be a big fan but your lists invariably introduce me to something I find myself nodding in appreciation to. Definitely the Black Sheep track this week...

Shoegazer said...

Liked that Mos Def track. Don't forget your festive 'Spill picks.

steenbeck said...

Ah, Shoegazer, I think I've narrowed it down. I'll get them to you tomorrow. Did you hear the NPR program/interview with Deerhoof? They played that Chandelier Searchlight song. I still don't know what I think about them. In theory I like them, and I'm inspired by their creative energy, but I don't know if I could listen to a whole album. I think this was it...

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=95989625

Thanks for listening everyone. Japanther, I think you've described exactly why I like Hip HOp. Well, one of the reasons. I LOVE words, and I love the fact that you can't just make it background music, and it's something of a challenge to listen to. I think I've come to appreciate hip hop more since I started RRing because the songs are ABOUT something, and RR makes you think about that.

Japanther said...

Steenbeck: Exactly! That's the reason I like it too, I love the wordplay and the images they conjure up. Which is why I don't listen to it so often, because to listen to it as background wouldn't do it the justice it deserves......

......speaking of getting involved when listening to an album, this is one of the (many many) reasons why I love vinyl so much. The simple act of getting up to turn over the record forces you to interact with the album and familiarise yourself with each stage of the album, something that just chucking on a CD or hitting play (or even worse, shuffle) on an MP3 player just doesn't do

Proudfoot said...

I think if you know the track it works out OK for the ironing. Have to agree that you need a little more attention for something that grabs your ear for the first time. I did burn my son's school shirt listening to a Boo Yah Tribe album my mate sent me recently. Those Boo Yah boys are a little bit wayward/ unreconstructed methinks, but compelling all the same.
Decided to fake bullet holes in son's shirt, figuring he ccan go into reception class and earn some respek. Am i a very bad dad or what?