Music today… and by today I mean yesterday

What a banner day of looking at job boards and listening to music! I can’t think of anything I’d rather be doing than job hunting (the music part I love). Maybe dental surgery… yeah that would be better. Cleaning the local subway station with my tongue would be worse. So the job hunt falls somewhere between dental surgery and licking grimey tiles. But the music part was awesome.

U2 – Achtung Baby
One of their best, before they fell behind the curve. I can’t believe this album is 15+ years old.

The Stratford 4 – The Revolt Against Tired Noises
Another good pickup from the WFMU record fair. I already had the downloads from eMusic, but never listened. Check it out if you think Black Rebel Motorcycle Club is a little heavy for your tastes.

Boards Of Canada
– In A Beautiful Place Out In The Country
Trippy, but less hip-hoppy.

Doves – The Last Broadcast
I usually go straight for their first album, especially since hearing “Words” to advertise the NFL Network. But holy crap, still a great album!

Chicane – Behind The Sun
This one is starting to sound a little pedestrian, as 90s electronica often does. But it still has it’s moments.

The Honeydrips – Here Comes The Future
The first song always grabs me but the rest comes up a little short.

Pluramon – The Monstrous Surplus
A bit of a throwback to female shoegazer stuff (Pale Saints, Lush, etc.). But alt retro seems to be all the rage. And this one reminds me of my days in college radio.

The Stills – Oceans Will Rise
Still getting used to this one. But me likes what me hears.

The Black Angels – Directions To See A Ghost
Dark and brooding. Check it out if you think Black Rebel Motorcycle Club should trade in all the pills for a healthy dose of devil worshipping.

The Books – The Lemon Of Pink
Samples and bits of songs can be made into other songs. DJ Shadow proved it and these guys do too. Though I think they play some instruments as well. Solid.

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