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Soundtracks of Our Lives week ending 23 December 2017 CE
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Edited Dec 25, 2017, 12:47
Re: Soundtracks of Our Lives week ending 23 December 2017 CE
Dec 25, 2017, 12:44
Push The Sky Away - Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds
I've played this a lot this year and have started to realise that it has slowly become one of my fave Nick Cave albums.

Garden Of Ashes – Duke Garwood
Phantom Radio – Mark Lanegan Band
For some reason the Joy Division influence on Phantom Radio hadn't sunk in, but hearing it again of late (post-Peter Hook live appearance with ML in Manchester) it's startlingly obvious and I don't know how I missed it. A Hooky-like bassline here, some Atmosphere-like, er, atmosphere there, on top of Lanegan's great voice and material. Garwood, meanwhile, was unknown to me until I saw him support ML and was mightily impressed. They undoubtedly share common ground – incidentally Garwood co-writes a track on Phantom Radio.

American Dream - LCD Soundsystem
I'm enjoying this – sure it wears its influences on its sleeves (Scary Monsters-like guitars, Bunnymenish riffs, Kilimanjaro (the When I Dream b-side) drums, a bit of Suicide, etc – but they're the right influences AFAIC! :) I Used To is great!

Xmas – Low
I dig this one out more or less every xmas.

Blue & Lonesome – Rolling Stones
I played this a lot when it came out but hadn't heard it in a while. Just as good as I remembered. I really likes its roughness and directness.

True Faith (Mojo cd) – V/A
I love the Staple Singers number, Will The Circle Be Unbroken.

2000 Light Years From Home (UK Rock Trips Out 1967-1970) (Mojo cd) – V/A
Some of this was too 'rock' for me, but it has its moments – The Alan Bown, Andy Ellison (who says his backing singers on his take off The Beatles You Can't Do That were Dusty, Rod and Madeline Bell!)

The Next Day – David Bowie

Who Is The Sender – Bill Fay

Shag Tobacco – Gavin Friday

Silver Eye - Goldfrapp

Analogue Creatures Living On An Island – Immersion
Red Barked Tree – Wire

To Pimp A Butterfly - Kendrick Lamar

The Correct Use Of Soap – Magazine

20 Years In A Montana Missile Silo – Pere Ubu

Stranded – Roxy Music

Adrift – Tarwater

Intervision – Jimi Tenor

Tanx – T.Rex
Bolan's Zip Gun – T.Rex

From The Velvers To The Voidoids (U.S Punk Rock Roots 1970-1978) – V/A
2018: The New Year Starts Here (Uncut cd) – V/A

Modern Kosmology – Jane Weaver

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