What are you listening to?

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#KingsFansForever
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#1
I believe we had a thread like this once before. I was watching this clip on YouTube and just had to share. Feel free to add the song you want everyone to hear - keeping in mind our core rule of family-friendly. ;)

 
#2
One of my absolute favorite bands released a new album in October called [Untitled], and I pretty much haven't been able to stop listening to it since:


Genre tags: post-hardcore, indie rock, art rock
 
#6
I listen to dozens of hours of music a week. One of my biggest sources of music is a local, public radio station broadcast out of UC Davis. They have a radius of about fifty miles and a website, kdvs.org, where one can listen live, explore the programming, and listen to past shows. All the DJs are volunteers and they're given the freedom to play whatever they want. Because of this, anybody listening can be treated with many different genres throughout the day and throughout the week. Genres include: ambient, drone, punk, post-punk, new wave, reggae, hip-hop, blues, jazz, hardcore, death metal, black metal, indie rock, alternative rock, math rock, surf rock, prog-rock, noise, industrial, soul, funk, techno, trance, edm, goth, synth wave, minimal, folk, country, various international styles, and more. It's just a great radio station with something for everybody, and for the most part the listener doesn't have to worry about hearing a song they've heard repeatedly before. So check it out.

I also have an eclectic record collection with a focus on experimental music of different kinds. Some of my favorite types of music are ambient, industrial, post-punk, musique concrète, art rock, and Krautrock.

Here are some choice recommendations. These are not my my top five favorites, just a variety of sounds.

Batelages by Etron Fou Leloublan

Kontakte by Karlheinz Stockhausen

Escape from Noise
by Negativland

Rock Bottom by Robert Wyatt

Kollaps by Einstürzende Neubauten

I'm just going to stop here to keep from going on and on.
 
#9
Pretty eclectic and diverse taste among KF posters. I don't really know anything about the music in previous posts...

Anyway. Another album I've really enjoyed this year has been Kamasi Washington's 'Heaven and Earth'. His 2015 album 'The Epic' was just that.

 
#10
I'm originally a hip-hop head. I've always loved the Red Hot Chill Peppers though. In the recent months, I've been going thru catalogs of big-time bands/singers like; Led Zep, Pink Floyd, The Beatles, Metallica, Johnny Cash, Bob Dylan, The Doors, Jimi Hendrix, RUSH, The Rolling Stones, The Who, Neil Young, Black Sabbath, Stevie Ray Vaughn and the Velvet Underground. (and been thoroughly enjoying it)

Right now I'm going thru the Grateful Dead's catalog


This track, Sugaree(studio version) and Fire on the Mountain are my favorites so far.
 

kingsboi

Hall of Famer
#11
I'm originally a hip-hop head. I've always loved the Red Hot Chill Peppers though. In the recent months, I've been going thru catalogs of big-time bands/singers like; Led Zep, Pink Floyd, The Beatles, Metallica, Johnny Cash, Bob Dylan, The Doors, Jimi Hendrix, RUSH, The Rolling Stones, The Who, Neil Young, Black Sabbath, Stevie Ray Vaughn and the Velvet Underground. (and been thoroughly enjoying it)

Right now I'm going thru the Grateful Dead's stuff.


This track, Sugaree(studio version) and Fire on the Mountain are my favorites so far.
Same here. However now a days, it's difficult to find quality Hip-Hop being released. You would really need to do some searching for that underground Hip-Hop. Who are some of the artists you listen to?
 
#12
Same here. However now a days, it's difficult to find quality Hip-Hop being released. You would really need to do some searching for that underground Hip-Hop. Who are some of the artists you listen to?
Devin the Dude is the rapper who stays in my musical rotation the most. I'm a huge fan of Little Brother, the Chittlin Circuit 1.5 is one of my favorite albums.. I'm bout as big of a fan of Can-i-bus as you'll find, he took rap lyricism and brought it to new heights, I would say that I judge other rappers lyrics based on the qualifications of "Lyrical Fitness" he's outlined.... I used to post on his forum way back and J. Cole was a member of that forum too.. I really like a lot of stuff. I listen to music all day long every day... Tribe called Quest, Mos Def, The Roots, Cunninglynguists, Atmosphere..


with rap these days to me it's like I'll listen to some newly hyped and 90% of the tracks sound like throwaways, but then you get to the track where you're like "here's the potential", Dave East is a perfect example of this tbh.. I'm a NY'er but I'm not all that territorial over the sounds, clearly everything is blending these days.. to me I look for redeeming qualities, I don't mind some of the drill music, like Chief Keef and Famous Dex.

I like A$AP Rocky and Action Bronson they are my 2 favorite newer NY rappers. Logic sounds very talented to me, his initial mixtapes that got him signed are straight flames, dare I even say undeniable..

To me tho if I had to choose 1music catalog to take with me on a deserted island type scenario, I'm going with MF Doom. (I'ma just cut myself off here I could ramble about this topic for days.)
 

kingsboi

Hall of Famer
#13
Devin the Dude is the rapper who stays in my musical rotation the most. I'm a huge fan of Little Brother, the Chittlin Circuit 1.5 is one of my favorite albums.. I'm bout as big of a fan of Can-i-bus as you'll find, he took rap lyricism and brought it to new heights, I would say that I judge other rappers lyrics based on the qualifications of "Lyrical Fitness" he's outlined.... I used to post on his forum way back and J. Cole was a member of that forum too.. I really like a lot of stuff. I listen to music all day long every day... Tribe called Quest, Mos Def, The Roots, Cunninglynguists, Atmosphere..


with rap these days to me it's like I'll listen to some newly hyped and 90% of the tracks sound like throwaways, but then you get to the track where you're like "here's the potential", Dave East is a perfect example of this tbh.. I'm a NY'er but I'm not all that territorial over the sounds, clearly everything is blending these days.. to me I look for redeeming qualities, I don't mind some of the drill music, like Chief Keef and Famous Dex.

I like A$AP Rocky and Action Bronson they are my 2 favorite newer NY rappers. Logic sounds very talented to me, his initial mixtapes that got him signed are straight flames, dare I even say undeniable..

To me tho if I had to choose 1music catalog to take with me on a deserted island type scenario, I'm going with MF Doom. (I'ma just cut myself off here I could ramble about this topic for days.)

lots of quality artists in your rotation I see. As a New Yorker I'm surprised you didn't mention Torae or Skyzoo.
 
#14
lots of quality artists in your rotation I see. As a New Yorker I'm surprised you didn't mention Torae or Skyzoo.
The last concert I went to was to see Sean Price (RIP)! I enjoyed Skyzoo's - Music for my friends, his wordplay is great. Haven't really been keeping up with Rap right now tho been speeding thru other genres. U got a favorite tape from Torae? I'll check it out.

I'm looking forward to Tek & Steele/Smif-n-Wessun's new album produced by 9th wonder

While we're talking NY, Sheck Wes has potential as far as I'm concerned.

I like Kid Cudi, his ability to hum and add an extra layer over a beat is second to none... Looking forward to hear Cyhi tha Prince and Valee's stuff moving forward, I suspect Kanye made 2 very good signings with those 2.
 

kingsboi

Hall of Famer
#15
The last concert I went to was to see Sean Price (RIP)! I enjoyed Skyzoo's - Music for my friends, his wordplay is great. Haven't really been keeping up with Rap right now tho been speeding thru other genres. U got a favorite tape from Torae? I'll check it out.

I'm looking forward to Tek & Steele/Smif-n-Wessun's new album produced by 9th wonder

While we're talking NY, Sheck Wes has potential as far as I'm concerned.

I like Kid Cudi, his ability to hum and add an extra layer over a beat is second to none... Looking forward to hear Cyhi tha Prince and Valee's stuff moving forward, I suspect Kanye made 2 very good signings with those 2.
my favorite Torae tape is For the Record

when is that Smif-n-Wessun project slated to drop?

go check out the new album from Masta Ace & Marco Polo a Breuklen Story if you are looking for some new Hip-Hop releases
 
#17
Last month, one of my favorite bands from the 90's released their first song in over a decade. It's excellent, and I've been listening to it a ton this holiday season. It just feels right for the cold winter months.

Mineral - Aurora:


Genre tags: indie rock, post-rock, alternative, emo