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Heard of Scaruffi's Greatest Rock Albums

That's fair. I'm certainly not so oblivious to think there's not hundreds of more worthy causes to devote your time, but you seem to like both music and critiquing so I found it a bit peculiar to shun new music almost entirely. But, I'm sure there were people in the 60's and 70's that thought the same.

I'm not sure if you ever feel similarly, but I went through a phase where I started to dislike music simply because of the nature of my listening habits. While listening, I spent almost the whole time analyzing the music in regards to its historical significance, potential influences/mimicry, interpretation of or impact on music theory etc. Basically, I got too damn heady about it. Not to say that art in general is a shallow subject (quite the opposite) but I realized that to some extent it was not meant to be measured but simply appreciated.

I noticed that when I began to listen and appreciate music on a more aesthetic basis that I not only began I enjoy the act of listening to new music more, but the subtle epiphanies/impact/importance/beauty of the music began to come to me as opposed to me trying to force its hand and analyze it's merit.

Music will continually evolve, but SO much has already been accomplished that I caution you not to discount value because it reminds you of something you've already heard. There's a good chance that it's coincidental like two inventors on two sides of the globe coming up with the same invention years apart. They've almost certainly never knew what the other was doing. This concept also reminds me of the South Park episode where they keep repeating "Simpsons did it!" (if you know the episode I won't explain further).

I'll suggest a few new/recent things that could be up your alley - some of which I know you've already said you hated that you may want to revisit: Gas - Pop, Animal Collective - Strawberry Jam, Panda Bear - Person Pitch, LCD Soundsystem - Sound of Silver, Liars - Liars, Victor Berman - Arriving at Night, Bernard Parmegiani - De Natura Sonorum, Arthur Russel - World of Echo, B. Fleishman - Pop Loops for Breakfast, Battles - Mirrored, Nick Cave - Grinderman.

7/27/2007 View
Heard of Scaruffi's Greatest Rock Albums

What happened to your 2007 album reviews? I miss the cynicism/pessimism. Really, bring them back!!!! If you have a newfound dedication to 'faith' bring back the '07 reviews. Do you honestly think you won't hear an 7.5+ album in the next two years?

7/23/2007 View
My Greatest Albums Lists (2000-2006)

What happened to your 2007 album reviews? I miss the cynicism/pessimism. Really, bring them back!!!! If you have a newfound dedication to 'faith' bring back the '07 reviews. Do you honestly think you won't hear an 7.5+ album in the next two years?

7/23/2007 View
2007 Album reactions

Panda Bear - Person Pitch

http://www.sendspace.com/file/vo5aag

I got this link via http://tofuhaus.antville.org/
which aggregates music sharing posts made on various sites. Pretty useful site.

Considering I buy music as compulsively as I download, it's pretty guilt free fun!

2/21/2007 View
2007 Album reactions

Track down Panda Bear's "Person Pitch". In my opinion, it's easily the best album of 2007.

It instantly exudes feelings of nostalgia and sentimentality - on the first listen. It's dreamy experimental pop with references to the Beach Boys and the avant garde. I think you'll enjoy.

It's yet to be released so you'll have to track it down on Shareminer or something, but well worth the search. Andrew Bird's new one is my second favorite of 2007. The new Deerhoof aint bad either.

Thanks for the heads up on Amon Tobin. I've got his other stuff, but I'll look into his new one.

2/15/2007 View
Greatest Songs/Tracks of All Time (Rock & Jazz) [extensive updates in-progress]

Pretty good list of some heavy and seemingly impenatrable songs that over time reveal much beauty and meaning. I must say though, I find it hard to believe that you coincidentally have a near carbon copy of Scaruffi's top songs (and albums). To be inspired by one's educated preference is one thing, but...

11/14/2006 View