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  • #10021

    Tim
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    Following the entertaining off-topic “summer reading” thread elsewhere on the forums, I thought I would kick off a winter music listening thread. Who’s your current favourite listen?

  • #13181

    Anonymous

    Well, Tori Amos will always be my girl……now that winter has come I thoroughly recommend “Midwinter Graces”, so befitting for this season, very magical and ethereal (if you like that sorta thing). Otherwise, since watching BBC4’s Nirvana and Pearl Jam nights I’ve revisited the grunge era of my teenage years……..I was last seen screeching the lyrics “Know myself better than you!!!!” while driving to work appointments in my car. Music is the only thing that gets me through the drudgery of life.

  • #13243

    Anonymous

    Well, Tori Amos will always be my girl……now that winter has come I thoroughly recommend “Midwinter Graces”, so befitting for this season, very magical and ethereal (if you like that sorta thing). Otherwise, since watching BBC4’s Nirvana and Pearl Jam nights I’ve revisited the grunge era of my teenage years……..I was last seen screeching the lyrics “Know myself better than you!!!!” while driving to work appointments in my car. Music is the only thing that gets me through the drudgery of life.

  • #13182

    Tim
    Keymaster

    Because I was always a big fan of Arab Strap, I’ve lately been listening to Bill Wells & Aidan Moffat (see: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eu_qjcsF6Gs) [said Aiden Moffat being one half of the now defunct Arab Strap] . Utterly miserable stuff but very good.

  • #13244

    Tim
    Keymaster

    Because I was always a big fan of Arab Strap, I’ve lately been listening to Bill Wells & Aidan Moffat (see: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eu_qjcsF6Gs) [said Aiden Moffat being one half of the now defunct Arab Strap] . Utterly miserable stuff but very good.

  • #13189

    Anonymous

    My last album purchase was ‘Ashes and Fire’ by Ryan Adams (please note the lack of ‘B’ in the forename, it is crucial). Gently melodic, folksy noodling with just a whiff of country twang. Lovely.

  • #13251

    Anonymous

    My last album purchase was ‘Ashes and Fire’ by Ryan Adams (please note the lack of ‘B’ in the forename, it is crucial). Gently melodic, folksy noodling with just a whiff of country twang. Lovely.

  • #13190

    Alison
    Keymaster

    @mike You’ve just shattered my dreams with that critical missing “B” – I was building up quite a picture of you crooning along to Everything I Do I Do It For You.

  • #13252

    Alison
    Keymaster

    @mike You’ve just shattered my dreams with that critical missing “B” – I was building up quite a picture of you crooning along to Everything I Do I Do It For You.

  • #13191

    Anonymous

    Hmmmm maybe not… But I *can* do a mean ‘Summer of 69’ intro – Hold down that D-major chord and struuuuuum! ;)

  • #13253

    Anonymous

    Hmmmm maybe not… But I *can* do a mean ‘Summer of 69’ intro – Hold down that D-major chord and struuuuuum! ;)

  • #13192

    Tim
    Keymaster

    @dani – on your recommendation I bought a copy of Midwinter Graces the other day – a nice wee album!

  • #13254

    Tim
    Keymaster

    @dani – on your recommendation I bought a copy of Midwinter Graces the other day – a nice wee album!

  • #13193

    Tim
    Keymaster

    @mike – do you play that on your first real six string? And, perchance, did you play it until your fingers bled?

  • #13255

    Tim
    Keymaster

    @mike – do you play that on your first real six string? And, perchance, did you play it until your fingers bled?

  • #13194

    Anonymous

    Well, till my fingers ‘got a little bit sore’ anyway (which doesn’t really scan so well I suppose).

  • #13256

    Anonymous

    Well, till my fingers ‘got a little bit sore’ anyway (which doesn’t really scan so well I suppose).

  • #13195

    Anonymous

    @tim – Well I’m honoured you bought Midwinter Graces on my recommendation! And very glad you think it’s a nice album……would have been awful if you got it home, excitedly put it on your stereo/ipod and thought “wtf is this load of shite?!? Thanks Dani! I want my £9.99 back!”

    It’s certainly not everyone’s cup of tea but it’s very evocative and seasonal……http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MdOQJAryIsc

    Personally, I only play it this time of year and then I go back to her grittier stuff for a bit of angst and vitriol!

    On another note, here’s the best cover version of a really cheesy Christmas ‘classic’ (anyone remember TFI Friday?)……………..http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K16CRyfqwdg

  • #13257

    Anonymous

    @tim – Well I’m honoured you bought Midwinter Graces on my recommendation! And very glad you think it’s a nice album……would have been awful if you got it home, excitedly put it on your stereo/ipod and thought “wtf is this load of shite?!? Thanks Dani! I want my £9.99 back!”

    It’s certainly not everyone’s cup of tea but it’s very evocative and seasonal……http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MdOQJAryIsc

    Personally, I only play it this time of year and then I go back to her grittier stuff for a bit of angst and vitriol!

    On another note, here’s the best cover version of a really cheesy Christmas ‘classic’ (anyone remember TFI Friday?)……………..http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K16CRyfqwdg

  • #13196

    Tim
    Keymaster

    Having listened to it more now (I’d been busy listening to the new Kate Bush album) I would upgrade it from “nice” to “good” with some great songs on it. Mixing and production – even by Tori Amos standards – is really great on the album (except for the strong on Our New Year – which sound rotten). Hey hum!

  • #13258

    Tim
    Keymaster

    Having listened to it more now (I’d been busy listening to the new Kate Bush album) I would upgrade it from “nice” to “good” with some great songs on it. Mixing and production – even by Tori Amos standards – is really great on the album (except for the strong on Our New Year – which sound rotten). Hey hum!

  • #13319

    Anonymous

    Hmm. My latest purchase was an album by progressive metal band Theocracy. Loving the heck out of that one. I want to get my hands on the new Nightwish album, though.

  • #13322

    Tim
    Keymaster

    I’ve just got the latest Medadeth album – I guess my metal tastes are a little more old-school :-)

  • #13326

    Anonymous

    Megadeth is cool. I’m more of a prog/power guy myself, which makes my favorite old-school metaller Ronnie James Dio (RIP).

  • #14106

    Anonymous

    It’s May in Edinburgh, and winter again. Am warming up by listening to La Boheme by Charles Aznavour, and a spot of other french warm loveliness – Nouvelle Vague. And other stuff, but they’re top of the list.

  • #14025

    Anonymous

    It’s May in Edinburgh, and winter again. Am warming up by listening to La Boheme by Charles Aznavour, and a spot of other french warm loveliness – Nouvelle Vague. And other stuff, but they’re top of the list.

  • #14107

    Tim
    Keymaster

    I’ve discovered Mogwai recently (http://betes.co.uk/joj0w) who are good (I like their lyrics) and I’ve found The Four Brothers (http://betes.co.uk/u4k0n) via John Peel’s appearance (before he died, obviously) on Desert Island Discs who are also good. If you like African guitar stuff.

  • #14026

    Tim
    Keymaster

    I’ve discovered Mogwai recently (http://betes.co.uk/joj0w) who are good (I like their lyrics) and I’ve found The Four Brothers (http://betes.co.uk/u4k0n) via John Peel’s appearance (before he died, obviously) on Desert Island Discs who are also good. If you like African guitar stuff.

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