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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve SFM View Post
    So finally, I haz a potential AOTY.

    I want to write a big-ass review, but I'm on my iPhone until I get a new computer, and every time I try to write a long post, it gets eaten. So, I'll just throw this out.

    Juliana Hatfield, Pussycat

    Go!
    Is this is the Trump-era protest album we've all been waiting for?? IMO YES. I have always loved her socio-political lyrics, and combining them with wholesome '60s girl pop is like a stroke of genius without even trying. I'm living for the raunchy songs right now, especially "Sex Machine"... possibly the most unappealing, un-sexy song to ever carry that title. She sings "put your dick in the sex machine" in the most deadpan voice ever, and it sounds like a dare.

    How I missed her!!

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    I discovered Max Richter's music after watching ARRIVAL
    He released some new work this year: Three Worlds, music inspired by Virginia Woolf-novels


    Tips for listening:
    War anthem and Meeting again from the Mrs. Dalloway-tracks are highlights - so sad and so beautiful at the same time,
    Tuesday, the endtrack from "The Waves" is also stunning.
    The Orlando inspired tracks have more electronica, but are georgeous, too.

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    Oh, thank you so much for pointing this ^

    It's sublime

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    Tei Shi's Crawl Space is a delightful bit of bedroom electropop. Some of the deep cuts like "Justify" have a decidedly Björkish influence, while others like "Say You Do" sound almost Mariah Carey-esque.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CC View Post
    I discovered Max Richter's music after watching ARRIVAL
    He released some new work this year: Three Worlds, music inspired by Virginia Woolf-novels


    Tips for listening:
    War anthem and Meeting again from the Mrs. Dalloway-tracks are highlights - so sad and so beautiful at the same time,
    Tuesday, the endtrack from "The Waves" is also stunning.
    The Orlando inspired tracks have more electronica, but are georgeous, too.
    Ohhhh, that passed me by completely! I love Max Richter!!! Thanks
    post28!

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    I've never read any Virginia Woolf and now I want to read Mrs. Dolloway and The Waves solely because of how that music made me feel. Its stunning.

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    ^ I may not have the most objective opinion, as Virginia Woolf, along with Tori Amos, is the artist who has influenced me and shaped me as an individual the most (hello, username), but I think most of what she wrote is magical. She truly changed my life. I would say, however, that out of the two, Mrs. Dalloway is a better starting point than The Waves, if you are really interested. I would even read To the Lighthouse (which is, incidentally, my favorite) before moving onto The Waves. It serves as a nice midpoint between the two. So I'd say... Try Mrs. Dalloway. If you like that, move on to To the Lighthouse, and if you like that, move on to The Waves.

    Getting back on topic, though: thank you, CC, so very much, for sharing that; I don't think I would have ever found out about it on my own, and it's a wonderful companion piece to her novels. I now have more music to add to Philip Glass' score for The Hours while reading Virginia.

    ETA: OH. And Orlando is fantastic in its own way, but it is quite different in mood from the other two, and the music on here really captures that. For a "lighter" read, I'd say go for Orlando. Virginia's oft-ignored sense of humor pops up again and again in that one. And it's so lovely. That one really makes me happy.
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    Dear guys, I am happy that you like the new Max Richter, too

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    Cannot wait for this one in two weeks!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Kari View Post
    Juliana Hatfield is my AOTY so far, if anything for the fact that it sounds like a 1995 album but it's about Trump.
    Yay, you got it! (You too, Jim.) And yeah, I like it so much for essentially the same reason. The fact that it's a vicious slam on Trump is awesome, but better yet is just how great the songs are. And how well they would work even if stripped of Trump context. I mean, "Kellyanne" could be a kiss-off song about any nasty bitch. Everything fits into the Trump narrative, but she fits it in subtly and artfully. Everything about this album is awesome.
    At my core, I think we're gonna be OK.

    Barack Hussein Obama

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    Mr. Tophat feat. Robyn - Trust Me
    Run the Jewels - Run the Jewels 3
    The xx - I See You
    NIN - Not the Actual Events
    Dirty Projectors - Self-titled
    Spoon - Hot Thoughts
    Charli XCX - Number 1 Angel
    Gorillaz - Humanz
    Wavves - You're Welcome
    Feist - Pleasure
    Thurston Moore - Rock N Roll Conciousness

    Songs from upcoming albums i'm pumped for

    Phoenix - Ti Amo
    Lana Del Rey - Lust for Life
    LCD Soundsystem - TBA
    HAIM - Something to Tell You
    Katy Perry - Witness
    The National - Sleep Well Beast
    Sufjan Stevens - Planetarium
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    This is freakin' immense:


    Pumarosa - Priestess


    Pumarosa - Red

    The album is on loop here. Getting serious AotY feelings!
    Maybe for once, someone will call me "Sir" without adding, "You're making a scene."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve SFM View Post
    Yay, you got it! (You too, Jim.) And yeah, I like it so much for essentially the same reason. The fact that it's a vicious slam on Trump is awesome, but better yet is just how great the songs are. And how well they would work even if stripped of Trump context. I mean, "Kellyanne" could be a kiss-off song about any nasty bitch. Everything fits into the Trump narrative, but she fits it in subtly and artfully. Everything about this album is awesome.
    "Wonder Why" might be my song of the year. Juliana always has this vulnerability mixed with punky-ness and when she throws out a heartbreaking verse, I am just a mess. She's always been an underrated songwriter.

    This song kills me right now:



    I slept so well, down my quiet street
    Knowing we all cared about the same things

    Now there's a line
    Like a climbing wall
    High and rising
    It’s clearly drawn
    And it cuts across and through everything

    Through right and wrong
    Pride and pity
    Through truth and lies
    And now you and me


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    Marika Hackman- I'm Not Your Man

    I had no idea she was releasing a full length second lp this year! It comes out this week, no less! 4 cuts are available and I need to listen more closely but my favorite thus far is cigarette which is very mellow and eerie and moody (which is what I loved about her debut). Can't wait!

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    One of my favorite tunes from the new Secret Sisters album (out next Friday and produced by Brandi Carlile & The Twins).


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