What are you currently listening to?

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  1. torchomatic

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    A bit of Be Bop Deluxe
     
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    Can't beat a bit of McCarthy so my L.P. today is this: "Banking, Violence and the Inner Life today", including classics such as "I'm on the side of mankind as much as the next man", "use a bank I'd rather die" and "write to your MP today".
     
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    Foo Fighters at Glastonbury great live rock band.
    They're giving the crowd their moneys worth. ☺
     
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    They have consistently been one of the best live bands around for 20 years and they are clearly having a load of fun tonight which adds to the performance. And there's still Everlong to come!
     
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    That has to be one of the best performances ever at Glastonbury. ACDC are the best live act I've seen but that runs them close ! ☺
     
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    Yeah, one of the best Glastonbury performances without a doubt but my favourite is Radiohead 1997. I still remember listening to that live on my Walkman at the time. There's a great quality remastered audio version on YouTube that I listen to frequently.
     
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    Missed Radiohead on Friday night. My mates going to borrow me OK Computer album as I've never heard it. Only ever heard single tracks by them so looking forward to listening to that.
     
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    OK Computer is a masterpiece.

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    Bought it on day of release, thought it was crap so took it back. Bought it again a few months later to give it another go and thought it was crap. Bought it again a few months later and it is indeed a masterpiece. Same goes for Manics Holy Bible, it took a lot of listens to get into it and now both are still played to death 20 years later.
     
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    Radiohead are a Marmite band though. You either like their music or not ? The singles I've heard like Creep and a few others I like,but hear their albums and concerts can be hard going at times ? But you're right some music takes time to register. As I've mentioned before I've just got into Dylan as I thought his music was boring,but how wrong was I as it's not at all.
     
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    I would say OK computer and the bends are both pretty accessible albums...the rest are an acquired taste.

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    Yep.

    Seen them live and love their early stuff, but now they have gone a bit avant garde, jazz tuneless fusion for my liking. They can make such hauntingly beautiful music, so I find it disheartening when they dish out such an incoherent mess of a melody.
     
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    Barry Gibb at Glastonbury.
    Hilarious all the stewards breaking into Saturday Night Fever mode.
     
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    How ironic considering what has happened to all his brothers.
     
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    Fair play to Ed Sheeran, that was pure class

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    Just cannot get into him at all. Don't dislike him, but find his music just washes over me to be honest.
     
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    Never really listened to much of Ed Sheeran but enjoyed his set last night. On his own except for one track takes some doing. His fans look young as he is mainly a pop star ? But I reckon he could do more rock stuff if he wanted.
     
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    Oasis: Half The World Away. Their best song IMO

     
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    Probably a lone voice here but I find Radiohead, Foo Fighters, etc pretty insipid. Along with Muse, Coldplay and the rest they are just rock band by numbers. Ed Sheeran is pretty mind numbing too and will soon disappear like they all do in the end.

    I only really thought Chic and Goldfrapp were any good.
     
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    Foo Fighters can do just rock by numbers and I really don't care for that stuff at all, but when they are edgy and veer more towards indie I really like them loads. The Pretender and Word Forward I think are totally brilliant.

    Get you on Coldplay, but Muse? By numbers? I would say they are the total opposite and absolutely rock not by any numbers at all. They astound, frustrate, inspire and surprise you with every song and album and go from classical,p to hard rock, then go completely kitchen sink bonkers and back again.

    Have you heard much, Torch? Can understand people not liking them, but I would say they are the very antithesis of a by numbers band.

    They are anything but by numbers to my mind and you never ever know what you are going to get from them. They waver from out and out full orchestra classical, to punk, rock, RnB, pop and back again.

    You never know what they are going to come out with.
     
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    I enjoyed Flaming Lips, Royal Blood and Elbow especially over the weekend.
     
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    Admittedly, not heard a lot of Muse, but wasn't impressed by what I heard. I said it was probably me but most of these bands are interchangeable as far as I am concerned. To be honest though, I'm not one to try new music very often. Every now and then I like something new. For example there's this Scottish guy called C Duncan (he's on Spotify) that is pretty good, I quite like his stuff.
     
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    Great album this. The latest project of Tim Gane he of McCarthy and Stereolab. A hybrid of modern and 70s Krautrock sounds.
     
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    Depeche Mode - Violator Album
     
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    Time for a few folky selections. First is Melanie:
     
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    Donovan, John Sebastian, David Bromberg, three musical geniuses:
     
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    Cass Elliot and John Sebastian. Such a magical duet.
     
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    Lovin' Spoonful - Nashville Cats:
     
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    A bit of Camera Obscura on vinyl. Lovely stuff. 14996776310101884298538.jpg
     
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    Listening to Heathen album by Bowie. Not played it for a long time and some good tracks on it. Very mellow and laid back album but nowt wrong with that.
     
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    Got the best of Echo and the Bunnymen on now.
    Never seen them live but what a great band they are.
     
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    Having watched Broken on tv over last few weeks I had to get out my nina Simone greatest hits and play 'I think it gonna rain today'. Superb...along with 'feeling good' wonderful tracks...such a powerful voice.
    Have also looked up other performances of 'think it gonna rain today'...like Norah Jones and randy Newman but not keen on UB40s version...lacks feeling


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