Thought I’d start a thread where people can post music they are currently listening to. I’ll start, been listening to Nine Inch Nails quite a bit recently. Mainly the album Pretty Hate Machine, I personally find it as my favorite of theirs.
Dude. I just got into jazz in the last year. Miles, Coltrane, and Thelonius Monk have dominated my commute ever since. Kind of Blue is incredible. B*tches Brew might be even better (in addition to having one of the coolest album covers of all time).
And yeah, it doesn’t ever get boring, but it does make other music sound boring by comparison.
Interesting. I’m always on the lookout for new “music to program by,” and this wasn’t too far from that.
It’s got a raw, garage-band sound, and the percussion is a little too insistent to not be distracting, so this doesn’t go to the top of my working list. But it reminds me a lot of a less polished Sigur Rós, and that’s not a bad thing. (Here’s my favorite of theirs: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hnAwPeqrdAk , which I glommed onto before it got popular. )
Sorry, but the forum accidentally deleted my reply. I was going to say I prefer Mono to Sigur Ros. Mono have a much better climax, and their musical stories weave a more consistent tale. Not to mention they are poignantly emotional–music to weep to.
I’m not fond of the cooing in Sigur Ros. But each to his own.
I play Mono at least 3x a day. You should listen to their albums: You Are There, Hymn to the Immortal Wind, and the Last Dawn, in that exact order.
Yeah, this is really good. I googled them and noticed that they’ve collaborated and played a lot of shows with Envy, who I really like (Japanese post-hardcore).
Boris is another band from that “we don’t really fit in in Japan, so we’ll all play shows together even though we’re in different genres” group that I really like. I’ve seen them live three times, and I’d go again in a heartbeat. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PoN1yxybOMI