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Old 07-05-2013, 02:18 AM   #181
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Old 07-06-2013, 04:18 AM   #182
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Finished listening to this first batch of lists last night, finally.

Tourist's list was probably the most eclectic of this first batch. The first part was pretty good - I really enjoyed that diiv track, and the whole retro stretch from the Kinks to the Temptations. The second part was probably my least favorite of the four, just because I'm not a huge hip hop guy. That said, I did enjoy the background music in the Lupe Fiasco track, and all of the Outkast track, and I really enjoyed Stardeath and the White Dwarfes' "I Can't Get Away", particularly the almost electronic-sounding guitar solo at the end. Flaming Lips are always enjoyable as well. The third part was really strong. The Lykki Li track is maybe my favorite new discovery of this list. I really like her. A lot. I also loved the Ringo Deathstarr track "Other Things", it's really beautiful. "Hold On When You Get Love...." is catchy, and it finishes strong with Passion Pit and Tame Impala. "Feels Like We Only Go Backwards" segues really well into the M83 track that kicks off the fourth part. Liked that M83 track. Love Fleet Foxes, so "He Doesn't Know Why" was a welcome inclusion, and what and ending to the whole thing...how can you go wrong with Zeppelin/Simon And Garfunkel/The Beatles/The Beach Boys. Epic, epic closing combo. Good flow throughout, an eclectic mix of genres, and a handful of welcome new discoveries for me make this a strong list.

Joey's list created an atmosphere right away with the opening Elbow/St. Vincent/Metric trio, so I was pulled in. Good choices from Depeche Mode and Arcade Fire, and Danger Mouse(I'm a Norah Jones fan, so I enjoyed that) and then the closing stretch of disc 1, from "She's Leaving Home" through "Nightswimming" was very, very well done, one of my favorite stretches from this whole first batch. The second disc had some good discoveries, namely The Go! Team's "Lazy Poltergeist", Porcupine Tree's "Heartattack In A Lay By", and Steven Wilson's, "The Raven That Refused To Sing" - really good, largely instrumental stuff. Overall, thought the first disc was stronger, but the whole thing is pretty good, with a good flow as well. Well done.

Iron Yuppie's list had, I felt, the best flow of these first five. There's just a great sonic cohesion there, it feels like all of these songs could've come from the same place. Favorite selections include "Bizzare Love Triangle"(which was one of those songs I'd heard before but didn't know what it was), "Rapture", "Kiss", "I Don't Wanna Go On With You Like That", and "Sun God". Great list. Really easy-listening, in a good way.

neilsgov's list was really interesting. In his description, he said the the atmosphere was pretty dark, and it is, for the first half. The first half was pretty industrial-sounding and cold, and I had a bit of a time getting into it, although Bjork and Mogwai got my attention in a really good way. But then, the second half made up for it. Oh man. From My Bloody Valentine up through The Cure, or even right up to the end, is probably my single favorite stretch in this first batch. Deerhunter is a band I need to listen to more of, and "Operation" makes that clear. The more I hear of Queens Of The Stone Age, the more I dig them. Classic Arcade Fire and Radiohead selections, obviously. I don't listen to The Cure that much, but what I do know of them(their biggest hits), I like very much. I really liked this song, "From The Edge Of The Deep Green Sea" - it had sort of warmer, lusher production than I usually expect from The Cure, but it's really good(and I see it's from the same album as "Friday I'm In Love"...maybe I should check that record out). Just a really strong stretch of songs, which when combined with the Bjork and Mogwai songs that caught my attention earlier on, make for a very strong list.

gump's list is the 'most songs that I like that I hadn't heard before' champion of this batch for me. Kavinsky's "Nightcall", Grimes' "Genesis", Autre Ne Veut's "Play By Play", Beach House's "Wishes", Jame's Blake's "Voyeur", Belle & Sebastian's "The State I Am In", and Andrew Bird's "Orpheo Looks Back" were all pleasant discoveries for me. In fact, "The State I Am In", I think, has vaulted up there into the all-time favorite DI discovery hall-of-fame for me. Lots of good stuff here, and decent flow. Very well done.
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Halfway through Gump's list and it's awesome so far.
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I thought LMS was suggesting he had sent it to you. Do you still want links?
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I started listening to tourist's list. Liked the diiv song but didnt care for anything else up until ccr. who will stop the rain is one of my favorite ccr songs so for that, and I have an out of character weakness for the temptations and the supremes. Stupid people complaining of chest pain who are already in cars driving themselves to the ER interrupted me as it was getting good. No more DI-ing at work, dammit.
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I forwarded both PMs to her.
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Finished up both iron yuppie and neilsgov's list.

I thought iron yuppie's had an excellent flow that managed to switch between styles and time periods effortlessly. I loved the stretch from TV on the Radio through The Rolling Stones. Daft Punk and LCD back to back worked great too. Wasn't a fan of the Cut Copy closer though.

For neilsgov, the atmosphere was very notable and well-constructed for the playlist. I thought it started strong and only got better, though I wasn't a fan of that Blur track. Queens of the Stone Age to the ending was absolutely fantastic though.

Now there's just gump to wrap up part one.

Also, thanks to those who reviewed and enjoyed my playlist!
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Gump, I felt your list was a great tour of some of the finest indie music of the last few years. I was familiar with everything on here, so it played like a superb random mix from my own library. The downside is that there were no surprises for me, but that certainly is no fault of your own. Highly enjoyable playlist for me overall.
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I too finished Gump's list and enjoyed it greatly. Pretty much the only two songs I didn't like were by artists I already didn't like (James Blake and Sufjan). That left me 22 tracks to enjoy, whether I was familiar with the artist or not.
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Thanks, guys. Glad you liked it. iYup: sorry there were no new discoveries, but I guess that means we both have similar (good!) tastes in music.

Finished with nielsgov's list today. It is pretty dark, as he described, but I enjoyed it a great deal. The first half (all the way to MBV) in particular was fantastic. There are quite a few artists that I didn't know and really liked (Amatorski, Trentemoller, The Haxan Cloak). The mood was really great and cohesive. The second part didn't captivate me as much, even though I knew and like most of the songs in there - perhaps because it was slightly less surprising and "atmospheric" than the first half. In any case, it was really well done. I'll have a hard time ranking all of these lists - I honestly enjoyed everything I've heard so far.
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Just started listening to neilsgov's list, the only one that was left in this group. Really digging the atmosphere so far. Hunter is just an absolutely fantastic track. Björk is simply all kinds of awesome! And the next track from Amatorski went well with Hunter.
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