A few album ratings – Spring 2014

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The War on Drugs – Lost in the Dream (March 2014, neo-psychedelia)

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Rosanne Cash – The River & the Thread (January 2014, Americana)

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Nils Frahm – Spaces (November 2013, ambient)

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Bonobo – LateNightTales (November 2013, electric)

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Warren Haynes – Live at Bonnaroo [June 15, 2003] (June 2004, acoustic rock)

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Dada – American Highway Flower (September 1994, alt rock)

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Tycho – Awake (March 2014, ambient pop)

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Grace Potter and the Nocturnals – The Lion the Beast and the Beat (June 2012, rock)

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Ali Farka Touré & Toumani Diabaté – Ali and Toumani (February 2010, Mande folk/Songhai)

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Beacon – The Way We Separate (April 2013, indietronica)

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Katharina Franck – Zeitlupenkino (2002, singer/songwriter)
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A few album ratings – Part 7

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James Brown – Love Power Peace, Live at the Olympia, Paris 1971 (June 1992, soul)

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Motor City Drum Ensemble – DJ-Kicks (July 2011, house, soul)

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Young Galaxy – Ultramarine (April 2013, dream pop)

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Stars of the Lid – And Their Refinement of the Decline (April 2007, ambient)

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Guns n’ Roses – Appetite for Destruction (July 1987, hard rock)

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Lil Hardin Armstrong – Chicago: The Living Legends (1961, jazz vocal)

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Haim – Days Are Gone (September 2013, indie pop)

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Mazzy Star – Seasons of Your Day (September 2013, neo-psychedelia)

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Mayer Hawthorne – Where Does This Door Go (July 2013, blue eyed soul)

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Beth Hart & Joe Bonamassa – Seesaw (May 2013, blues rock)

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Bombino – Nomad (April 2013, Tishoumaren, blues rock)

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Jim James – Regions of Light and Sound of God (February 2013, neo-psychedelia)

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J.D. McPherson – Signs & Signifiers (October 2010, rockabilly)

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Balmorhea – All Is Wild, All Is Silent (March 2009, post-rock, modern classical)

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Tracy Thorn – Out of the Woods (March 2007, synthpop)

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Mazzy Star – So Tonight That I May See (September 1993, neo-psychedelia)

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Gary Clark Jr. – Blak and Blu (October 2012, blues rock)

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Sun Glitters – Cosmic Oceans (April 2011, chillwave)
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A few album ratings – Part 6

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Rodriguez – Searching for Sugar Man – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (June 2012)

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Gregory Porter – Be Good (February 2012)

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Depeche Mode – Violator (March 1990)

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Tegan and Sara – Hearthrob (January 2013)

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Kendrick Lamar – good kid, m.A.A.d city (October 2012)

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Father John Misty [J. Tillman of Fleet Foxes] – Fear Fun (May 2012)

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Tycho – Dive (November 2011)

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Cliff Martinez – Drive – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (September 2011)

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Daft Punk – Discovery (March 2001)

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Soundgarden – Superunknown (March 1994)

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Michael Jackson – Dangerous (November 1991)

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Michael Jackson – Bad (August 1987)

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Michael Jackson – Thriller (November 1982)

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Soundgarden – King Animal (November 2012)

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Tom Tywker, Reinhold Heil, and Johnny Klimek aka Pale 3 – Cloud Atlas – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (November 2012)

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Rodrigo y Gabriela – 11:11 (September 2009)

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Michael Jackson – Invincible (October 2001)

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Led Zeppelin – Celebration Day (November 2012). However, I give the film version a 10.
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A few album ratings – Part 5

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Charles Bradley – No Time for Dreaming (January 2011)

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Enigma – MCMXC a.D. (December 1990)

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Fiona Apple – The Idler Wheel… (June 2012)

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The Head and the Heart – The Head and the Heart (April 2011)

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John Fogerty – The Long Road Home: The Ultimate John Fogerty/Creedence Collection (November 2005)

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George Thorogood & the Destroyers – Greatest Hits: 30 Years of Rock (May 2004)

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Bill WithersLive at Carnegie Hall (November 1972; recorded October 6)

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Oscar Peterson Trio with Milt Jackson – Very Tall (1962)

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Chilly Gonzales – Solo Piano II (August 2012; on par with Solo Piano, vol. 1, as Gonzales, 2004)

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Antony and the Johnsons – Cut the World (August 2012; recorded live September 2-3, 2011)

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Toadies – Play.Rock.Music (July 2012)

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Joanna NewsomHave One on Me (February 2010)

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Elsiane – Hybrid (May 2007)

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Aimee Mann – Lost in Space (August 2002)

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Fine Young Cannibals – The Raw & the Cooked (1988)

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Linkin Park – Living Things (June 2012)

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Teen Daze – All of Us, Together (June 2012)

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Pilotpriest – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (June 2012)

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Puscifer – “V” is for Vagina (October 2007)

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Us3 – Hand on the Torch (November 1993)

Part 1 (March 11, 2011)
Part 2 (July 26, 2011)
Part 3 (January 11, 2012)
Part 4 (June 11, 2012)

In the past six months, I’ve mainly been scrobbling music through MOG and iTunes on my phone. Below is a fairly accurate list of my top artists in that time period (in parenthesis: number of times I’ve listened to tracks by that artist).

********** (206) Fiona Apple
********* (193) MUTEMATH
****** (131) Rufus Wainwright
****** (131) Lisa Marie Presley
***** (110) Charles Bradley
**** (90) Pilotpriest
**** (82) Silversun Pickups
**** (82) William Fitzsimmons
**** (77) Toadies
*** (74) Gotye
*** (73) Enigma
*** (72) David Guetta
*** (72) Led Zeppelin
*** (65) Andrew Bird

A few album ratings – Part 4

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Rufus Wainwright – Out of the Game (2012)

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David’s Lyre – Picture of Our Youth (2012 February)

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A Winged Victory for the Sullen (2011 September) – Project by Adam Wiltzie of Stars of the Lid & Dustin O’Halloran

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Gotye – Making Mirrors (2011 August)

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Carbon Based Lifeforms – Hydroponic Garden (2003 June)

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Lisa Marie Presley – Storm & Grace (2012 May)

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Bonnie Raitt – Slipstream (2012 April)

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Andrew Bird – Break it Yourself (2012 March)

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Bruce Springsteen – Wrecking Ball (2012 March)

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Rihanna – Talk That Talk (2011 November)

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Metronomy – The English Riviera (2011 April)

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John Mayer – Born and Raised (2012 May)

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Garbage – Not Your Kind of People (2012 May)

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Silversun Pickups – Neck of the Woods (2012 May)

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The Hunger Games: Songs from District 12 and Beyond (2012 March) – The Civil Wars, Taylor Swift, Kid Cudi, Maroon 5, Miranda Lambert, etc.

Part 1 (March 11, 2011)
Part 2 (July 26, 2011)
Part 3 (January 11, 2012)

In the past six months, I’ve mainly been scrobbling music through MOG and Spotify. Below is a fairly accurate list of my top artists in that time period (in parenthesis: number of times I’ve listened to tracks by that artist). It’s been a couple of years since I’ve posted about finding and researching music online; I’ll have to write an update on that soon.

********* (181) MUTEMATH
****** (117) David’s Lyre
***** (113) Rufus Wainwright
***** (113) Foster the People
***** (111) Justice
***** (111) A Winged Victory for the Sullen
***** (101) Beastie Boys
***** (96) Andrew Bird
**** (87) Wilco
**** (85) Loscil
**** (82) William Fitzsimmons
**** (79) Robyn
**** (70) Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross
*** (62) Rihanna

Foo Fighters – Wasting Light track ratings

The new Foo Fighters album came out on Tuesday. I practically passed out while listening to it for the first time on a stationary bike today. I had heard a couple of the first singles before, but I still haven’t read any reviews, so here’s my own quick Wasting Light first listen rating for each track.

Wasting Light track ratings

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