|God is an Astronaut - Remembrance Day|
(May 09, 2009 - 16:27)
|On RP (and elsewhere), one may encounter endless variations on the moody, atmospheric instrumental. I can't explain why I find this one so utterly gorgeous, relative to the rest, but I do.|
|Ellen McIlwaine - Can't Find My Way Home|
(May 03, 2009 - 19:11)
| Ericac wrote:|
Good version but I'll take the original by Blind Faith.
The original is one of those classic rock chestnuts that I always "got." This cover is pleasant enough, but isn't nearly as evocative.
|Yaz - Don't Go|
(May 03, 2009 - 18:54)
|Aw, come on people...even if you hate the music, it's Alison Moyet for god's sake...she's amazing.|
|Zero 7 - Spinning|
(Feb 14, 2009 - 16:03)
| MayBaby wrote:|
YaY !! My upload got added and played on Valentine's Day
Thank you B&R and Happy V-Day!
Thank you, MayBaby!
|Zero 7 - Spinning|
(Feb 14, 2009 - 15:51)
|This album is one of those that just improves with time, to me. Even tracks I was ambivalent about at first (such as this one) eventually become favorites. The fact that RP is going deeper into this one years after it's release makes me feel I'm not alone in this process.|
(I still love Destiny best, though.)
|Prince - Little Red Corvette|
(Feb 02, 2009 - 17:30)
| Karmala wrote:|
Exactly. More Prince would be quite welcome on RP...but why not play his better songs?
|Madrugada - Hands Up - I Love You|
(Jan 31, 2009 - 10:57)
| Sonomacathouse wrote:|
Now I know how my mother felt like when she listened to Frank Sinatra.
That's wonderfully descriptive...
|Pixies - La La Love You|
(Jan 24, 2009 - 11:01)
| giotto wrote:|
Hmm, "Doolittle" was the last real great Pixies-Album. "La la love you" on the other hand is propably the weakest song on it. So why this one?
Because there is apparently a limit to how many times Bill can play Here Comes Your Man.
|Stereophonics - You're My Star|
(Jan 24, 2009 - 10:49)
| TheFriendlyCat wrote:|
I like this! never heard them before!
I'd never heard them before RP, either. A little bit derivative, but that's okay. I'm unusually fond of Maybe Tomorrow, which gets airplay here from time to time.
|Madrugada - Majesty|
(Jan 05, 2009 - 19:39)
|Madrugada - Majesty|
The Smiths - Bigmouth Strikes Again
The Raconteurs - You Don't Understand Me
Black Sabbath - Paranoid
Zero 7 - In the Waiting Line
Sam Phillips - Little Plastic Life
Dar Williams - Beautiful Enemy
Annakin - Bleary
Ray LaMontagne - Be Here Now
Calexico - Deep Down
The Shins - A Comet Appears
The above set list is a probably the best example why I love Radio Paradise, and recommend it to everyone I know. Truly superb programming.
|Cloud Cult - Everybody Here Is A Cloud|
(Jan 05, 2009 - 15:54)
| chyk5 wrote:|
Damn Bill. I was just going to type a congrats on 7 excellent songs in a row, and ask what you were smoking so I could get some. Then you play this! All good things must come to an end...
It gives me no pleasure to write it, but this band provides one of the (thankfully) rare incentives for me to turn off Radio Paradise. This station has exposed me to Porcupine Tree, Kings of Leon, and others where repeated listens eventually made me a convert. But this crew is just wretched, and becomes even less appealing with time.
|James - Laid|
(Jan 02, 2009 - 16:31)
Now would someone kindly upload "Born of Frustration," please?
|World Party - Is It Like Today?|
(Dec 24, 2008 - 10:18)
| travilcatt wrote:|
FINALLY! We always hear the OTHER version, I prefer this one
Per comments below...although Karl Wallinger was out of commission for a number of years until fairly recently, WP are indeed active again, and (I think) played some shows in 2006 and 2007.
|Supreme Beings of Leisure - Never The Same|
(Dec 21, 2008 - 08:44)
| overlord wrote:|
Ever listen to the Beastie Boys' album "Paul's Boutique"? That album is almost nothing but sampling — over 100 songs are sampled — and I think you'll find it's quite original. Almost 20 years after its release, serious hip-hop critics (such as Source Magazine) still consider it one of the greatest rap albums of all time, and I can assure you, it's not because of the rapping.
Great observation. Paul's Boutique is a definite classic (Check Your Head and Ill Communication aren't bad, either, and if you have any interest in experiencing the very beginning of Rick Rubin's genius, Licensed to Ill is it). Another influential early hip hip recommendation (and glaring absence in the Radio Paradise library): De La Soul's 3 Feet High and Rising. Awesome.
|Air - Alone In Kyoto|
(Dec 20, 2008 - 06:20)
|5:55 am - Air - Alone In Kyoto|
5:49 am - Zero 7 - Destiny
|Elvis Costello - Beyond Belief|
(Dec 19, 2008 - 10:21)
| lemmoth wrote:|
The best song on the best album by one of the two or three best singer/songwiters in the history of popular music.
My favorite on Imperial Bedroom has always been "Man Out of Time." Whenever I hear people whine about how overrated EC is, I direct them to that track; particularly the lyrics, which were penned at (arguably) the height of his writing skills.
More Imperial Bedroom, Bill!
|Hank Dogs - 18 Dogs|
(Dec 19, 2008 - 08:17)
| rvontha wrote:|
Beautiful tune. Scary words.
It sure is, and they sure are. This is Dark, even for my taste (which can be outright bleak at times).
|AC/DC - It's A Long Way To The Top|
(Dec 18, 2008 - 13:55)
| bigB_3 wrote:| mwsteele79 wrote:
Wow that's annoying.
About half as annoying as the "10" you gave The Turtles - Happy Together.
This is far friskier. Frisky is good!
|Madrugada - Majesty (Live)|
(Dec 12, 2008 - 23:52)
| mgfitz wrote:| I agree. Outstanding. Such dynamics, though, to a live song. Would have been truly amazing to have been there.
Now that Madrugada are no more, this may be as close as you'll get:
This particular track strikes me as one of those rare moments when the pieces fall together perfectly: all of the tumblers (leader charisma, band performance, energy feeding from the audience, recording quality, plus every other manner of intangible) click at the same moment — in a precise combination that somehow manages to capture a rare moment in time: the very finest qualities of a band in a single performance, defining them forever.
For what it's worth, I worked in the (dreaded music) business for years, and this is witnessed so rarely that it takes one's breath away when it is simply offered up, fully formed and without pretense (especially without the "benefit" of big budgets and other ecoutrements). It's a genuine tragedy that the guitarist OD'd last spring. But I am especially (and somewhat selfishessly) saddened that I will miss the opportunity to have followed their career trajectory, which would have been promising, I have no doubt.
Nevertheless, Radio Paradise has provided to me this (as yet another) revelation, and I am grateful for it. That is why I will be supporting them financially for the very first time this holiday season. I hope those of you that, like me, perhaps haven't a lot of disposal income, but are capable of recognizing a good thing when you see (and hear) it, will join me and do the same. At a time in our collective history when we need every pleasurable escape we can provide to one another, it seems to me that Radio Paradise is one of the most worthwhile and valuable endeavors we have the opportunity to support. And now is the time — it wouldn't do for RP to go the way of Madrugada, now would it?
|World Party - All Come True|
(Dec 12, 2008 - 22:23)
| goldberry wrote:|
By far, one of the most underrated bands ever.
Or more accurately perhaps, one of the most underrated performers ever. It's really only one person, after all.
|Portishead - Glory Box|
(Dec 12, 2008 - 12:05)
| DELTA__9__FOOLS wrote:|
It would be great if they played a few more tracks off this album, maybe something with a little turntablism.
Strangers would be nice. What do you think, Bill?
|Joanne Juskus - Gravity|
(Dec 10, 2008 - 14:13)
| yclept wrote:|
very Court & Spark-ish, but with no heft
I don't mind when one's influences are apparent — as long as something innovative (or at least interesting) is accomplished. This is especially true when one "steals" from someone as distinctive as Joni. Unfortunately, the only thing even remotely intriguing to me about this track isn't the singer - it's the band. As a result, her voice is a distraction that has made me feel resentful about the theft.
|Television - 1880 Or So|
(Dec 10, 2008 - 10:24)
| Bocephus wrote:|
Yeah...anything off Marquee Moon would have been better, but this is OK.
Second that. Time for an upload.
|Glen Hansard & Markéta Irglová - Falling Slowly|
(Dec 09, 2008 - 08:35)
| rKokon wrote:|
This song worked nicely in the movie, and I liked it. But now I have heard it too many times . . . Rarity would increase its charm again, I think.
It was this scene in the film, complete with its missed notes and other "imperfections," that caused my conversion. Both the song and the film are utterly enchanting. Never tire of hearing it.
|Glen Hansard & Markéta Irglová - If You Want Me|
(Dec 08, 2008 - 19:14)
| Josephine wrote:|
A Beautiful, Simple, Subtle, Moving, Powerful experience
The song and the movie.
One of the best little indie films I've seen in years. The music is exquisite.
|Badfinger - No Matter What|
(Dec 06, 2008 - 08:57)
| ghcollins86 wrote:|
AWESOME!!!!! X's "Blue Spark" into Badfinger's "No Matter What"!!!!! F***ing GENIUS!!!! Thank you Bill!!!
Second that. And I'm stunned neither track rates at least a 7 here.
|Air - La Femme D'Argent|
(Dec 05, 2008 - 12:41)
| forge wrote:|
Ah, Euro-techno-trash composers. Gimme more of 'em. Gimme a whole armada of 'em. Make Air and Daft Punk their Fearless Leaders. Zero Seven too!! Let 'em take over the planet.
I could handle that — for about 2-3 hours a day.
|Massive Attack - Angel|
(Dec 05, 2008 - 07:42)
| Danimal174 wrote:|
I know very little by MA, but I really like this song. How's the rest of this CD?
A genuine classic - the high water mark for electronica/trip-hop and enormously influential. If you purchase nothing else by Massive Attack except this album, you're doing all right. Plus, one could devise a pretty satisfying drinking game around the use of tracks from Mezzanine as background or highlight in other media.
|The Pogues - Dirty Old Town|
(Dec 03, 2008 - 12:47)
| aarrgho wrote:|
Love these guys.......esp. the recording they did with Steve Earle
Nothing wrong with Steve Lillywhite and Kirsty MacColl, either. If we're lucky, perhaps Bill will play Fairytale of New York sometime between now and Christmas. According to the RP Library, it hasn't been played since Dec 22, 2005!
I'll be putting in that request now.
|The Kinks - Shangri-La|
(Dec 03, 2008 - 08:08)
| bachbeet wrote:|
I'm surprised at the low rating for this. The whole album offers great social commentary as the Kinks did quite often.
That makes two of us.
|Rodrigo Y Gabriela - Diablo Rojo|
(Dec 03, 2008 - 07:27)
| unbracketed wrote:|
Sudden overwhelming desire to turn up the volume.
Does anyone know if these two are touring the U.S. again anytime soon? Anywhere near NYC-Philadelphia-DC, ideally.
|Philip Glass - Target Destruction|
(Dec 03, 2008 - 07:08)
| DoctorHooey wrote:|
Oof, this just makes me think of the movie, which in turn just makes me very very very sad. This music does a great job of evoking the secrecy, tension and lunacy of the topics depicted in the film. Every American should see "Fog of War".
I'm not certain sad is what Morris was going for (although I suppose it's understandable on some level). Couldn't agree more with your recommendation, though. And it's quite interesting to hear Bob MacNamara's views today on the Bush administration (and legacy, such as it is).
This piece is very impressive to me, as was the film. As was Koyaanisqatsi, of course, which Glass did the score for as well (although I don't think this particular piece was used there, per comment below.) His style is utterly distinctive.
|Elvis Costello - Peace, Love and Understanding|
(Dec 03, 2008 - 06:06)
| Machiavelli wrote:|
A Colbert Christmas: The Greatest Gift of All has a great version of this song with Stephen Colbert, Feist, Willie Nelson, Toby Keith, and John Legend all singing with Elvis Costello for a jolly good collaboration.
Yes, it was quite the group. Really funny show, too. I frequently find Stephen Colbert more consistently amusing than Jon Stewart these days. Not certain that's a good thing, but there you have it.
|Sinéad O'Connor - You Made Me The Thief Of Your Heart|
(Dec 02, 2008 - 11:26)
After all that has come out about clergy sexual abuse and the Church's cover-ups, lies and evasions since Sinead tore up the Pope's picture, who looks better, Sinead or the angry defenders of the Church?
wait! wait! I know this one... the angry defenders of the Church! ..... no, no, no, Sinead. wait it's a trick question, the answer is 3.
An utterly gorgeous song.
|Pet Shop Boys - West End Girls|
(Dec 02, 2008 - 10:26)
| gypsyman wrote:|
Reminds me of living in LA.....Sierra Madre, actually.
And it reminds me of living in New York City. Good times.
|Jesse Sykes & The Sweet Hereafter - The Dreaming Dead|
(Nov 30, 2008 - 14:09)
| WonderLizard wrote:|
Not in the least. However, I think the comparison applies only to their eponymous debut with "White Bird" and "Girl with No Eyes"—the Linda LaFlamme version of the band.
BTW, I don't get why folks are dumping all over Marianne Faithfull. Geez, she gets chewed up and spit out by Mick Jagger, overcomes heroin addiction, and resurrects her singing career—a triumph of the spirit over stuff that would kill most of us. My lord, that's cause for celebration, not some cheap shot about the quality of her voice. Give a little.
Also reminds me somewhat of the Wendy Melvoin/Lisa Coleman penned theme song for HBO's now defunct series, Carnivàle.
|Elvis Costello - Inch By Inch|
(Nov 30, 2008 - 13:53)
| holborne wrote:|
Yeah, this is an adequate song from a crummy album. And I LURVE Elvis.
I'd like to direct the following to any Elvis Costello fans out there. Especially those that may be suffering from the same confusion I am (and based upon some of the comments below, more than a few of you are...)
Costello is incredibly prolific. Has anyone else noticed that the song choices made here from among his work are, well, downright peculiar? Jeebus knows that I love the Radio Paradise, but only a few of these choices can be realistically chalked up to sentiment. 38 Costello tracks in the library, with a high percentage of clunkers. Oh yes, and number of the brilliant ones remain unplayed. Not once.
It begs the question I'm about to ask: Bill — are you an Elvis Costello hater?
|XTC - Summer's Cauldron|
(Nov 30, 2008 - 13:24)
| Pharlap wrote:|
IMHO, they have not "aged" well
And yet Amy Winehouse rates a 10 for you? I'd say she's "aged" even less well. IMHO.
|Les McCann & Eddie Harris - Compared To What|
(Nov 26, 2008 - 12:23)
| boober wrote:|
In 1984 I was checking into the Holiday Inn in downtown Cleveland.Behind me was a huge black man with luggage and some music equipment.I asked the front desk if they had a workout room cause I brought my workout clothes.The man behind me asked if I played tennis...and I said yes,but I don't have a racquet with me.He said he did,and he'd like to volley with me early the next morning.That particular Holiday Inn has a tennis court on the roof.That evening while walking the halls I ran into the man and said "I didn't catch your name."He said" it's Les McCann".I said "are you a musician Les" and he said he plays piano.He invited me into his room(filled with the sweet aroma of pot)where he showed me a painting he was working on of a recent rainstorm that just came off of Lake Erie.What a great gentleman.We spoke for about an hour on music and life.This is the first time I've heard his music. No he wasn't very good at tennis.
And how was his painting?
|The Jam - Town Called Malice|
(Nov 26, 2008 - 10:45)
| jools wrote:|
Pure Class from the Mod Father.
I sure love Paul Weller. Like Pete Shelley, one more artist I'm surprised I don't hear regularly on RP. That we've never heard even (more of) the most accessible stuff, e.g. My Ever Changing Moods (or Ever Fallen in Love in Shelley's case) here is almost criminal.
|Cake - Love You Madly|
(Nov 26, 2008 - 07:30)
| MonkeyPod wrote:|
Always a unique song from Cake.
This is a rarity for me - a Cake track I really enjoy. But other than this one (and perhaps Let Me Go), that's about all I can handle from them.
|Pearl Jam - Black (Live)|
(Nov 25, 2008 - 14:51)
| red_right wrote:|
Double Ditto Woozur Buddy...
I'm not much for sing-a-longs, but when the crowd took on the bridge part, wow! they were right on!
I'm always impressed with this band out at their live shows. Fabulous rendition of Black, I concur.
And I'm not much for this song (I think it gets too much play here - the studio version: less than 24 hours ago...), but I must say I'm impressed with the audience at this show. Now that's devotion.
Much prefer Madrugada's Majesty live.
|The Shins - Spilt Needles|
(Nov 25, 2008 - 13:55)
| jakewhite77 wrote:|
I was listening to this album on the way to work this AM. It is truly outstanding. This track and "Sea Legs" are the best.
Agreed (although I am partial to Australia and A Comet Appears as well, for different reasons).
|Gustavo Santaolalla - Deportation/Iguazu|
(Nov 23, 2008 - 14:57)
| laroue wrote:|
Another fantastic film and soundtrack.
Currently sitting in a Netflix envelope on top of my t.v. Completely forgot about it. Thanks for the reminder!
|Mocean Worker - Right Now|
(Nov 23, 2008 - 06:46)
| cutterjudd wrote:|
If the commercial made the band some money then cool. Thats what its all about. Would you rather have commercials playing some stupid crap that sounds like background music from a porn flick out of Chatsworth. Never the less I still enjoy the tune.
What he said.
|Aimee Mann - Save Me|
(Nov 23, 2008 - 06:16)
| DeeCee1109 wrote:|
Nice recovery from the '80's, I must say . . .
Indeed it has been. Michael Hausman probably has had much to do with it.
|Soundgarden - Black Hole Sun|
(Nov 21, 2008 - 12:20)
| jenseda wrote:|
In the summer of 1994, I was dating a girl who made the remark about how this song was evil and awful. My response was to say that the song reminded me of her. I haven't spoken to her since that day. Thank you Soundgarden.
that is just beautiful
|Pixies - Where Is My Mind|
(Nov 20, 2008 - 12:57)
| Kittee wrote:|
Will never hear this song and not think of this.
|Portishead - Glory Box|
(Nov 19, 2008 - 11:53)
| raerae333 wrote:|
I'm pretty sure she's asking the man she loves to give her a reason to stop plowing through guys looking for the right one. She's pretty sure this is the guy and she isn't asking him to become anything he isn't, but she's ready to stop playing and wants to leave the field for other girls to play.
A celebration of sexuality? Yes, but of how much more sexual you become when you are totally accepted by someone. Seriously when you are playing, you can't be totally free sexually b/c you are so concerned about having your kinkiness rejected.
I think that's why she's so turned on.............
An interesting analysis.
Right or wrong, I've met few women who don't appreciate Portishead, but especially this song. Dummy (along with Massive Attack's Mezzanine) was a constant listen for me during a big chunk of the 90s. Upon closer examination of the lyrics, it might be even more relevant today than it was a decade ago.
|Kraftwerk - Autobahn|
(Nov 19, 2008 - 09:58)
|While Kraftwerk have never really been my cup of tea,|
I can't believe this only rates a 6.6 on RP!
|Jimi Hendrix - Manic Depression|
(Nov 19, 2008 - 09:34)
| shawshank wrote:|
Love the drumming man....
Mitch Mitchell passed away one week ago, today. I fear we're reaching the very end of an era.
Thanks for playing this, Bill.
|The Pogues - Tuesday Morning|
(Nov 18, 2008 - 10:11)
| RobotDeath wrote:|
Needs more Shane.
It's true. But I'm still happy whenever Bill plays anything from the Pogues.
|Namaste - Havana Blues|
(Nov 17, 2008 - 13:19)
|YAY! I never tire of this. |
Thanks for giving me something to dance around my kitchen to!
|Madrugada - What's On Your Mind?|
(Nov 17, 2008 - 11:18)
I think I'm in love with this man.
That makes two of us.
It's a pity the label can't get more going on for the band in this country. Although I suppose in a year I'll come to regret that remark, as others make the discovery and they end up in a commercial for beer, birth control, biscuits, or what have you.
|U2 - Even Better Than the Real Thing|
(Nov 17, 2008 - 11:05)
| lemmoth wrote:|
One of the best songs on one of the best albums by one of the best bands of all time. Amazing live.
A classic. Made my afternoon (in spite of the fact that Achtung Baby has taken up permanent residence in my car...)
|Ian Anderson - Panama Freighter|
(Nov 17, 2008 - 08:14)
| siandbeth wrote:|
Christopher Walken: "More flute!"
Enjoy this music for what it is: a lovely suede boots feather cap journey back to eighth grade.
|The Shins - A Comet Appears|
(Oct 30, 2008 - 10:36)
|There aren't words sufficient to express how grateful I am to RP for introducing me to this album.|
|Thomas Dolby - She Blinded Me With Science|
(Oct 30, 2008 - 09:33)
| nevar23 wrote:|
I read somewhere that the older gentleman in the video - the "Science!" guy - was plagued by people shouting it at him randomly, sometimes sneaking up on him to do so. Poor guy.
I am somewhat ashamed to admit that, were I to encounter him, I would be one of those people. However, I can't imagine he gets around much anymore, so the threat I pose is very limited.
|Dolly Parton - Shine|
(Oct 30, 2008 - 08:40)
| chyk5 wrote:|
I like very little country, but Dolly is the exception, and this is a good example of why. It's hard to define the crossover appeal some artists have, but Dolly definitely has it.
Agreed. I feel the same way about Alison Krauss. But as clever as this is, I do prefer either of the ladies bluegrass work to it.
As for those discussing Dolly's looks in this thread, I am reminded of a remark she made once about her own appearance: "It takes an awful lot of money to look this cheap." Her sense of humor is at least part of the appeal, for me.
|The Bird and the Bee - Preparedness|
(Oct 29, 2008 - 05:28)
| doc_dave wrote:|
Those drums ... remind me so much of a track off an old Nik Kershaw album!
And that cover art reminds me of Henry Darger.
|Madrugada - Hands Up - I Love You|
(Oct 28, 2008 - 08:21)
| ROSSinDETROIT wrote:|
That sounds very Morphine-esque in several ways.
Except Mark wasn't buried with his bass. And, his was a natural death.
7 —-> 8
|Ray LaMontagne - Let It Be Me|
(Oct 28, 2008 - 08:14)
|This song isn't bad. Surprised to be writing this, but I'm a little disappointed with what I've heard from this album. |
|DJ Schmolli - God's Gonna Cut You Down|
(Oct 28, 2008 - 05:45)
|Love everybody this guy is borrowing — but not this mashup. And just noticed - everybody's on the RP playlist (individually) except for Nugent. What's up with that, Bill?|
|Buddy Holly - Rave On|
(Oct 27, 2008 - 11:27)
| trekhead wrote:|
Why does Buddy look like the Action Figure of himself on the album cover?
'Pull the string and he says,
AREN'T WE FLYING A LITTLE LOW?'
|My Morning Jacket - Librarian|
(Oct 26, 2008 - 11:49)
| UltraNurd wrote:|
Anyone know where the cultural meme of the sexy librarian (in particular, the glasses removal + hair down move) came from?
The earliest reference I've seen was in The Big Sleep. (I'm going with the movie here, because I'm not sure how many people read Chandler. Plus, the screenplay had Faulkner, too!) The scene where Bogart visits the (second) bookstore, and the bookseller undergoes the transformation. Not quite a librarian, but close. Truly priceless dialogue, in a film absolutely brimming with it.
|Thea Gilmore - Ever Fallen In Love|
(Oct 26, 2008 - 06:35)
| treatment_bound wrote:|
I trashed this cover a couple of years ago, and it really hasn't improved at all for me since then.
Why doesn't RP have any Buzzcocks' songs in its library?
An excellent question.
|The Shins - Australia|
(Oct 25, 2008 - 15:44)
|It's a nonsensical, frivolous little tune, but I feel giddily happy whenever I hear it. |
|Metric - Rock Me Now|
(Oct 24, 2008 - 13:40)
| Nala wrote:|
Why not play William Shatner talking his way through the song?
Shat would be an improvement. As it stands, this is so atrocious I want to cry. A solid. 1.
|Massive Attack - Teardrop|
(Oct 23, 2008 - 07:27)
| Kittee wrote:|I tripped out the first episode of House when this song started playing. My husband was like "What is that song?" And I exclaimed "Massive Attack!!! TearDrop!!!"
Funny how when you hear a favorite song, finally recognized and played on mainstream TV how giddy you feel.
So true. The first time.
|Kila & Oki - Ni Liom Fein|
(Oct 23, 2008 - 07:25)
|For those of you interested, that lovely cover art came from Peig Fairbrooks. The layout was done by Dublin based designer Dara Ní Bheacháin and the photo was taken by Marcelo Biglia - an Argentinian photographer who is now living in Dublin.|
The album used some Ainu imagery, too, which I've always rather liked.
|Space - Neighbourhood|
(Oct 22, 2008 - 06:23)
|I must say, I'm amazed to hear this on RP (although at this point, I probably shouldn't be)! |
Not their greatest. But perhaps Bill will consider playing Female of the Species? In honor of upcoming Halloween?
|West Indian Girl - What Are You Afraid Of?|
(Oct 21, 2008 - 06:54)
|It is cool — the album was a particularly fun listen for me over the summer.|
This is so cool! Where the heck did this come from and why have I never heard of them before? This goes on the 'to buy' list for sure.
|Joy Division - Love Will Tear Us Apart|
(Oct 21, 2008 - 06:49)
| Excelsior wrote:|
This sounds like it was thrown together in 20 minutes by some 16-year-old emo kid with Apple's GarageBand application.
Yes. Now transport that kid back to 1979, take away his software, give him some intellectual capacity and emotional depth, and I'll be just as impressed with him, too.
|Jon Redfern - I Love The Sun|
(Oct 21, 2008 - 05:02)
|It's finally beginning to turn to Winter here, and as I woke up to my first 35 degree morning of the season, I thought about this song. So glad you played it, Bill.|
|Calexico - Minas de Cobre (live)|
(Oct 19, 2008 - 13:29)
I was having "The Third Man" flashbacks there for a bit in the beginning...
I had the exact same flashback. It was rather reminiscent of a zither, yes?
|Madrugada - Majesty (Live)|
(Oct 19, 2008 - 07:10)
*sigh* I wish someone would write a song about me that would compare with this.
"But in my mind
I could still climb inside your bed
And I could be victorious
I was still the only man
to pass through the glorious arch of your head"
|Ray LaMontagne - You are the Best Thing|
(Oct 19, 2008 - 06:27)
|I worship Ray Lamontagne, lord knows I do. But while I realize that some of you (who don't care for his quieter vocals) may prefer this, he's starting to sound a bit too much like Michael McDonald to me here. Even worse — I actually caught myself experiencing a Paul Rudd, 40-Year-Old Virgin moment as a direct result of this song's assault on my early morning consciousness. |
I'm sure this is the track the label is pushing as the first single. However, Bill, I beg of you: play something else from this album. Anything, anything at all that won't make me wish I were listening to Fran Drescher instead.
|Morphine - Buena|
(Oct 14, 2008 - 05:28)
|It was day two of the (outdoor) festival at Giardini del Principe at Palestrina, 30 miles east of Rome. A very sad day. |
Mark Sandman died of a heart attack on stage in a club near Rome in July of 1999.
They had put out four albums up until then.
Their fifth album came out in 2000 which he played on.
|Madrugada - Majesty (Live)|
(May 11, 2008 - 13:17)
From where!?!? All I find is used.
I second that inquiry. I can't find this version (Live) anywhere (although I can't locate used, either, so you're one step ahead of me.) Help, please!
|It's A Beautiful Day - White Bird|
(Apr 05, 2008 - 10:21)
I thought this song was unique when it was released in the 70's. It is amazing it still sounds fantastic after all of these years.
Wow. Flashback of Mom and her hippie friends, chasing me and my little brother out of the living room so they could get stoned.
Can't stop listening...
|Ray LaMontagne - Empty|
(Apr 05, 2008 - 08:55)
Ugh. I'm very tired of the soft whispery vocal sound. Too bad, I probably would like it if he got out of the in vogue soft vocal style. In fact I like everything but the vocals.
Similar to his first album, LaMontagne's vocals are not soft on all the tracks. Many are, but not all. And the harder tracks are just as inspired.
The word appears somewhat overused here on RP, but I believe this song is about as close as one can get to being a masterpiece (if a little country for my taste, generally). He's one of those artists whose career progression I look forward to following. Only time will tell with this guy.
|Gotye - The Only Way|
(Dec 29, 2007 - 10:48)
|I've read frequent comparisons drawn with Beck elsewhere, but when I listen to all of the tracks, it reminds me more of Dimitri from Paris' Sacrebleu (albeit less lounge) in its level of creative composition. I'm truly impressed by Wally DeBacker. If you like this sort of thing and are planning any road trips, do yourself a favor and pick this up (I found a new copy on eBay for $15, plus modest shipping). Very cleverly done overall and as background music for driving it's superb.|
|Bruce Springsteen - Born To Run|
(Nov 10, 2007 - 08:37)
My theory is there are certain artists who you need to discover and really love when you are young to "get it." I don't know that I would like Springsteen if I'd discovered him today.
Springsteen spoke to me as a young, suburban, lower middle class high school kid. This was in an era where we felt we had "it" all in front of us, but we weren't sure exactly what "it" was. We were the future, but in my town (Detroit), things were so depressed I didn't WANT to inherit the future. I didn't want to spend the rest of my life in a town with boarded up storefronts... I needed to get the hell out! I didn't want all the problems. But I couldn't, I was in high school.
Bruce said it all to me back then.
All I wanted was to play my guitar well enough to be in a good band, meet some girl named Wendy and just meld into that "everlasting kiss." The road that led out of town was just a quarter mile from my house... and that is where it all led.
After a year of college, I DID get out, moved to California... but that's another story...
I understand that many of you who grew up in different circumstances don't get it. It's like Neil Young or Bob Dylan... neither have great voices, and all of these guys were writing about their experiences. Only those who have similar experiences will really get it.
I won't argue that Springsteen has an awesome voice, because, like Dylan and many others, it just doesn't matter. It's cool that many don't get it, but I'm sure you have a similar story about an artist favorite of yours.... don't you? Maybe someone with a less than stellar voice?
I was too young to discover this during its heydey, and shared few -- if any -- of these experiences (or Young's, or Dylan's, for that matter). But I know when I'm in the presence of greatness.
|Gotye - Coming Back|
(Nov 08, 2007 - 12:49)
|The second album I've purchased as a direct result of listening to RP. (The first: Ray LaMontagne's Till the Sun Turns Black.) My deepest appreciation, Bill!|
|Jimmy Buffett - A Pirate Looks At Forty|
(Nov 04, 2007 - 13:40)
Please. someone give me something sharp.
I need to end it quickly.
Yup. There isn't much I could bring myself to be this negative about on the RP playlist, but this (like the rest of Buffett's catalog) is thoroughly average -- or worse.
|Jeff Buckley - Hallelujah|
(Nov 04, 2007 - 11:53)
I may be at the wrong time of my life, or maybe the best time, but I could cry every time I hear this song.
I can relate. Gorgeous.
|Kila & Oki - Haon Do|
(Nov 04, 2007 - 09:46)
I'm relatively new to RP, but it was bound to happen eventually: a thread that made me laugh so hard I had to get up and walk away from the computer.
Like the song, but love the art! (both the band's choice and Sirrus' offering...)
|Oasis - Champagne Supernova|
(Nov 04, 2007 - 08:06)
Derivative, but I don't find them nearly as offensive as some do around here.
One of my guilty pleasures.
|Paul Simon - Diamonds On The Soles Of Her Shoes|
(Nov 03, 2007 - 18:06)
Bland & Boring. Great combination.
I've often wondered if there is something wrong with me, because so many people (whose taste I respect) worship Graceland. After reading some of the other posts here, however, i've had an epiphany: It's not the album I loathe -- it's Paul Simon.
Strangely, I love vintage Simon & Garfunkel (my mother's favorite - I heard it incessantly growing up). I just detest his solo work. No matter how brilliant in concept, the abilities of anyone else participating, or just plain groundbreaking, the mere presence of the man's voice in anything recorded after 1970 makes me cringe. I guess it's just one of those little contradictions that has to be lived with.
|Eels - Rags To Rags|
(Nov 03, 2007 - 09:36)
This album gets better as the years go by. A blissful melancholic coma of sound, perfect for the rainy days of your life.
I second that. Although admittedly quite dark, it's difficult for me to imagine burning out on this album (unlike much of what I listened to in the 90's...)
|Noir Désir - Le Vent Nous Portera|
(Nov 03, 2007 - 09:05)
Sorry to be off topic, but he only gets 8 years for murder in France?
Actually, Bertrand was released a couple of weeks ago. And I would suggest that whatever his failings as an individual, they don't make Noir Désir a less talented band -- merely a band whose leader has made some terrible personal choices (impromptu or otherwise).
It thrills me to hear this on American radio.