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Old 02-18-2007, 12:25 AM   #1
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Songs that are currently blowing you away.

Just saw this type of thread on atease. It's a cool idea. Just post any specific songs that you are listening to or have been recently that really hit you. Songs that really blow your mind or dig right into your heart.

Currently for me:

"My Body is a Cage" - Arcade Fire

The organ in this thing is massive, and it hits me hard everytime I hear that climax. What a way to end an album.

"At Least That's What You Said" - Wilco

A couple minutes of quiet reflection followed by several more of visceral beautiful guitar orgasm. And the several live versions I've heard take it to new hights still.

"Incident on 57th Street" - Bruce Springsteen

Maybe my favorite song on my favorite album, this song proves Bruce is a master storyteller. In this case, it's a glorious romantic love story...his forte.

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Old 02-18-2007, 12:36 AM   #2
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Anything from Stevie Wonder's Innervisions album.

Too High
Golden Lady
Higher Ground
Don't You Worry 'Bout A Thing


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Old 02-18-2007, 12:41 AM   #3
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Modest Mouse - Little Motel

The song has saved my life the past two days.
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Nearly anything from the Raconteurs album.

Muse - Ruled By Secrecy
Kasabian - Shoot The Runner
Metric - Patriarch on a Vespa
Evanescence - All That I'm Living For (Specially the acoustic AOL Sessions version)
Pink Floyd - Sheep
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Old 02-18-2007, 04:13 AM   #5
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Jesus & Mary Chain - 'Head On'
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Old 02-18-2007, 04:24 AM   #6
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Pop Art Toasters - Everyone's Gonna Wonder
Two of New Zealand's greatest musicians, Martin Phillipps (a musical idol of mine) and David Kilgour, covering a song by my own uncle's band? HELL YEAH.

Sculptured - Together With The Seasons
The opening riff is awesome; great dissonant avant-death metal song in general.

Sculptured - Almond Beauty
Not quite as avant garde as Together With The Seasons, but it has a great mix of death and clean vocals.

Agalloch - In The Shadow Of Our Pale Companion
Great lengthy atmospheric metal track with some evocative lyrics.

Cynic - How Could I?
The 2004 remaster of this song abso-fucking-lutely SLAYS. The intro is fantastic and the rest is a technical jazzy death metal classic.
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The Winner Is - DeVotchka
Chicago - Sufjan Stevens
Hoppipolla - Sigur Ros

I could listen to this playlist on repeat for hours
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Originally posted by Axver
Pop Art Toasters - Everyone's Gonna Wonder
Two of New Zealand's greatest musicians, Martin Phillipps (a musical idol of mine) and David Kilgour, covering a song by my own uncle's band? HELL YEAH.
Didya know that if you google "Everyone's Gonna Wonder" the first thing that appears is your livejournal?? There you go! What a great story though, Axver!

as for me, Replacements "Left of the Dial" is my song of the week
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Northern Lights - Ian Brown
Let It Slide - Keane
Long Walk Back - Rembrandts
LDN - Lily Allen
Empire - Kasabian
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Knocked Up - Kings of leon

Moonage Daydream - David Bowie

One Tree Hill, Exit, Mothers Of The Dissapeared - U2
I forgot how good the closing trio from the JT are. Vastly underappreciated.
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Elbow - the entire 'Leaders of the Free World' album. Knocking my socks off.
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She's the One (Live from Hammersmith) - Bruce Springsteen
Not Ready To Make Nice - Dixie Chicks
Your Ex-Lover Is Dead - Stars
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