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Poll #6

This is just a fun one that is neither rural nor goth, but what the hay.

Weekly Opinion Poll #6: What music are you listening to lately?

I bought the new Cure album, and I could say I was disappointed, but honestly I wasn't expecting much from it anyway. I've not thoroughly enjoyed a new Cure album in many years, and I feel like instead of trying something new, ol' Rob just keeps trying to sound like he used to. Bless him for the attempt, though.

Of late I've been very much into the new folk music, and have been completely head-over-heels for Fleet Foxes. I think it's because they sound wintry to me. I'm also enamored with M83 because they sound like an 80s movie soundtrack without trying too hard, and I keep coming back to the Marie Antoinette soundtrack even though I already owned half of the songs before purchasing it. There's something about a great collection of songs that's quite irresistible, I feel.

Anyone else heard anything good lately?


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Nov. 19th, 2008 05:27 pm (UTC)
I've re-discovered and fell in love with Pandora and Last FM, so there are a lot of people I've listened to and liked, but haven't paid attention to enough to remember names yet.

In my car, I'm currently listening to Amanda Palmer's solo CD. Before that was the Repo! soundtrack.

My newest music discovery is Bat For Lashes. I really, really want their second album to come out!
Nov. 20th, 2008 06:31 am (UTC)
The Freight Elevator Quartet- becoming Transparent, for when I just need something in the background.

Oysterband and Street Dogs are my transitional stuff.

Anti-Flag when I'm enjoying a "screw it, go to hell" mood.

And, if it doesn't get my goth membership revoked, Great Big Sea when I'm wired and feeling, well, ...positively happy.
Nov. 22nd, 2008 06:21 am (UTC)
Modest Mouse is the weirdest and most evil band I've ever heard. Really absorb the lyrics. Listen past the monocle and mustache style presentation of proper 40's sounding music. Hear beyond the constant flux of punk/folk/rock/funk/jazz/bluegrass/country/goth/new wave sounds and see the messages. Every song is about someone dying or getting totally fucked over- sometimes both.

It's amazing.

There's also always Portishead, aphex twin, Deftones, Massive Attack, boards of canada, Bauhaus, nine inch nails, Depeche Mode, She Wants Revenge, Throbbing Gristle, Queens of the Stone Age, and Skinny Puppy. As for folk bands, Andrew Jackson Jihad and Ghost Mice are unbelievable.
Nov. 22nd, 2008 08:26 am (UTC)
hmmm. I miss u guys:-) I can't say I'm listening to anything really. We're discouraged from wearing headphones/earbuds in common space (since I live at a retreat center) and I don't listen to a lot of music at home these days. My computer is slow and I don't own a CD player, even though I own hundreds of CDs.

Maybe it's the drag queen in me but I absolutely idolize Amy Winehouse. I know she's not Goth. I've got Siouxsie and Switchblade and Cocteau twins and This Mortal Coil too, just I've been listening to all of that since '85 and there just isn't anything new I'mexcited about.

Amy is a mess. She's beautiful and covered in tattoos. I heart her.
Nov. 23rd, 2008 02:14 am (UTC)
What I am listening to...
I knew that the Cure were coming out with something. Honestly, over the years I have grown disenchanted by their music. I have fallen in love with the music of Cassettes Won't Listen. He is a one-man-band from Brooklyn, NY. His music stirs me like much of the stuff from the 80s. Also, I've been listening to Lykke Li, a Swedish songwriter with a knack for great hooks, and quirky videos.
Nov. 24th, 2008 11:52 pm (UTC)
right now i am listing to five 'finger death punch'. but before that it was 'siouxsie' "manyaray".
Nov. 30th, 2008 03:28 am (UTC)
A lot of things, really, ranging from The Sisters of Mercy to experimental stuff (not really Gothy, I know) like Membrane Codex. I have steadily been becoming a Dark Ambient addict, so I've been scrounging for everything I can find from said genre. I have recently become enchanted with The Birthday Massacre, as well; wonderful synth music.
Dec. 21st, 2008 12:13 am (UTC)
Music we've discovered in the last two months:

Foo Fighters - Walking After You
Drive-By Truckers - Little Bonnie (extremely rural gothic -- also, a true story)
Lennie Kravitz - Dancing Till Dawn
Big Head Todd & Monsters - Midnight Radio

Cuff The Duke - Remember The Good Times
Badly Drawn Boy - Promises
Yungchen Lhamo - Lhasa
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