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What's in your music collection?

PostPosted: February 8th, 2012, 4:05 pm
by mtbturtle
What's in your music collection?

I'll start with a tribute to Etta James who died a few weeks ago.

Oh what a BIG VOICE!

The Root - From doo-wop to soul to gospel to blues, her 50-year career was the mature sound track for several generations.

Music has lost another icon, the miraculously voiced Etta James, whose sultry soul, going back to the 1950s, provided a mature sound track for several generations.

The 73-year-old singer died Friday, Jan. 20, of complications from leukemia, her friend and manager, Lupe de Leon, told CNN. She would have turned 74 on Jan. 25. Her leukemia was declared incurable in early December, according to a report by the Associated Press. Court records in a probate case indicated that she also suffered from dementia and kidney failure.


LA Times -Etta James dies at 73; acclaimed blues and R&B singer

NY Times - Etta James Dies at 73; Voice Behind ‘At Last’

I only have one CD by Etta James & The Roots Band Burnin Down The House

Come To Mama


I'd Rather Go Blind


At Last


~enjoy

Re: What's in your music collection?

PostPosted: February 8th, 2012, 8:58 pm
by CanadysPeak
Etta was great! I liked Roll with me, Henry best of all, but part of that admiration is also due to Johnny Otis and Hank Ballard.

I have on vinyl, tape, and CD the greatest American collection of yearning and requited love - Meat Loaf's Bat out of Hell.

Willie Nelson's Half Nelson, most notably for Seven Spanish Angels.

Coltrane's A Love Supreme.

Patsy Cline's Patsy Cline, with Crazy and She's Got You.

Three Tenors

Richard Thompson's Action Packed, mainly for 1952 Vincent Black Lightning

Iron Butterfly's In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida.

Rosanne Cash's The List, primarily for Harbor Lights

And, my greatest treasure: a scratchy vinyl Pat Boone's Greatest Hits. ;>)

Re: What's in your music collection?

PostPosted: February 8th, 2012, 9:16 pm
by Typist
I'll start with a tribute to Etta James who died a few weeks ago.


Excellent choice!

Re: What's in your music collection?

PostPosted: February 8th, 2012, 10:21 pm
by toucana
This has me wondering what my 'music collection' really consists of, and where does it reside? Is it the small pile of lovingly preserved vinyl LPs that I no longer play for want of a record player, or perhaps it's that drawer full of C60 audio cassette tapes that I no longer have a tape deck for ? Maybe it's the pile of more modern CDs ( N.B. the CD player died yesterday as well).

Oddly enough it isn't my iTunes collection, because even though I use Apple machines exclusively at home I have never liked using iTunes. I prefer to browse Youtube and pull down copies of performances with Real Player. I'm a guitarist and particularly like being able to study particular performances, and quite often match them to my memories of the gigs that I once saw in the past.

I have a lot of 60s clips, especially Hendrix, The Band, The Doors, and from the 70s/80s also bands like The Tubes as well. But a lot of my favourite clips are solo acoustic guitar players ranging from John Fahey, Michael Chapman, Davey Graham, Bert Jansch, John Renbourn, Martin Carthy, Richard Thompson, Martin Simpson, and John Martyn. (I was lucky enough to catch many of these guitarists live back in the day).

Re: What's in your music collection?

PostPosted: February 12th, 2012, 1:29 am
by Whut

Re: What's in your music collection?

PostPosted: February 15th, 2012, 3:15 am
by kidjan
....I have sort of weird musical tastes. Lately I've been listening to Little People, The Shins, the Amelie soundtrack, various elevator music, Amy Winehouse, random ambient techno, etc.

Weird, I know. I have weird music tastes. We never seem to find peace of mind.

Re: What's in your music collection?

PostPosted: February 15th, 2012, 11:02 am
by toucana
A rarely heard out-take version of a haunting traditional American folk song 'Ellie Rhee' from the Civil War period (c. 1865) recorded by the late John Martyn in 1974.


Re: What's in your music collection?

PostPosted: February 15th, 2012, 11:27 am
by Paralith
I consider myself a music schizophrenic. I like some of everything, and what I want to listen to depends largely on my current mood. I regularly acquire several whole albums/collections at once, listen to a few songs, and let the others languish until I discover them later. It's fun finding hidden gems in your own music box :p

Whut - love the Whitney Houston medley. I found this and quickly decided it was the best rendition of the National Anthem ever:



Other than that, this is my current favorite song:

David Guetta feat Sia Titanium HQ Lyrics

Re: What's in your music collection?

PostPosted: February 15th, 2012, 12:29 pm
by NORMLme
TIESTO!

Re: What's in your music collection?

PostPosted: February 16th, 2012, 4:28 am
by Sisyphus
I like pretty much anything (even dubstep) except for modern country music. If I had to choose a favorite artist, I'd go with Lady Gaga. Here's a few songs I like...






































































































































Re: What's in your music collection?

PostPosted: February 16th, 2012, 9:09 am
by Whut
Paralith wrote:I consider myself a music schizophrenic. I like some of everything, and what I want to listen to depends largely on my current mood.


I'm much like this myself. When people ask me what music I'm into I don't even know what to say, I used to say dubstep because it was a genre I was really involved in when it began, the only one I got to see develop in my own lifetime, it was also loosely defined, but these days I don't because it really got detatched from what it used to be... infact I hate what it became, ohwell ;D

A few things I listen to atm:

Noisia are great, their sound design is top notch imo.



Lauryn Hill, the lyrics in this especially mean a lot to me.



UK apache & shy-fx, just reminds me of my childhood ;P



Burial...



Ok go, they're very creative, this one must have taken ages to make



Sisyphus, I love Johnny Cash's version of Hurt, La Roux's vocals on In for the kill are great too, I like this remix:



It's not all that really, but reese base's never get old imo :P

Re: What's in your music collection?

PostPosted: February 16th, 2012, 10:17 am
by mtbturtle
CanadysPeak, I remember Meat Loaf from the radio mostly.

This is the one I really remember playing all the time on the radio...

Meat Loaf - Two Out Of Three Aint Bad (From "Bat Out Of Hell - Original Tour")


toucana,

yah I was kind of curious how folks were listening to stuff. I didn't have many records. A few, most of them were given to me by an Aunt. No idea if mom still has them stashed away or not. By the time I went to college, CDs were taking off and most of my collection is CDs.

A few records I recall having... Doobie Brother's Minute by Minute, Foreigner 4, Supertramp Breakfast in America, Rolling Stones Tattoo You.

Re: What's in your music collection?

PostPosted: February 24th, 2012, 12:21 am
by Deftil
Wow! I was really surprised to see some of the music that was posted in here!

Sisyphus posting a Cathedral song for example. Think I first heard about them in the 90's from Headbanger's Ball. Bought their album The Ethereal Mirror and really enjoyed it. That Arch Enemy tune is pretty cool too, I'd never heard it. There's a lot to potentially comment on in that wall of videos he posted so I'll just add that I used to be really into Tool and am also a sucker for a catchy pop tune.

Really interesting to see Whut posting Noisia. I'm not so much into what they do these days, especially the non Drum and Bass stuff, but I love their older tunes. The Tide for example...



but it was really awesome to see he posted Original Nutta which is a total jungle classic.

Drum and Bass is actually my favorite type of music - what I have the most of and what I listen to most often. These days I'd say my favorite DnB is the simpler techy, but not really minimal stuff. Amoss, Foreign Concept, Skeptical, Pessimist, and Dub Phizix are some good examples. Some of the tunes I most recently picked up include Pessimist & Vega - Eastern Prophet


and Enei - Obsession (Ft. MC DRS).


I think there will always be a place in my heart and music collection for Death Metal. I used to listen to my Death, Obituary, Morbid Angel, Cannibal Corpse etc. tapes/cds endlessly. I've actually been listening to a lot of Death Metal recently, discovering bands that I hadn't even heard of when I originally got into the music. One is Nile, which incorporates Egyptian mythology into it's music and lyrics.


Another Death Metal band I've recently fallen in love with is called Skinless. Of course, it turns out they broke up last year. :/ But it's been a blast discovering all of this band's awesome tunes the past couple of weeks. \m/

Re: What's in your music collection?

PostPosted: February 24th, 2012, 5:13 am
by Lomax
What would we do without Youtube eh?

Radiohead - Just
Lightspeed Champion and Florence and the Machine - Galaxy of the Lost
REM - Nightswimming
James - Laid
OK Go - Get Over It
Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds - Breathless
Hello Saferide - The Quiz
Joe Satriani - Always With Me, Always With You

I'm always attracted to quirkiness:

Kevin Olusola - Julie-O
Phillip Glass - Einstein on the Beach
Joanna Newsom - The Sprout and the Bean
The White Stripes - Hand Springs
Tom Waits - The Piano Has Been Drinking
Axis of Awesome - Four Chord Song
Polly Scattergood - Remove All Traces
Imogen Heap - Just For Now

I consider the following to set the lyrical bar:

Tim Minchin - Storm
Dan Le Sac - Cupid on Dylan
Dresden Dolls - Sex Changes
Nu Forest and Jarvis Cocker - I Picked a Flower

For those with more classical tastes:

Claude Debussy - Clair de Lune

And the bassist of my band finally uploaded his beautiful string quartet composition:

Greg Nuttall - Hyper Disorder Music

I listen to a lot of Led Zeppelin, Muse, Emmy the Great, the Alkaline Trio, the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Catatonia, Bob Dylan, David Bowie, the Smiths, the Offspring, Pulp and Ryan Adams.

Sisyphus - My Name Is Mud was an excellent choice :)

Re: What's in your music collection?

PostPosted: February 24th, 2012, 1:21 pm
by Whut
Deftil wrote:Drum and Bass is actually my favorite type of music - what I have the most of and what I listen to most often. These days I'd say my favorite DnB is the simpler techy, but not really minimal stuff. Amoss, Foreign Concept, Skeptical, Pessimist, and Dub Phizix are some good examples. Some of the tunes I most recently picked up include Pessimist & Vega - Eastern Prophet


I like your style! I prefer Noisia's older, darker stuff aswell. I used to be into dnb alot when I was younger, still got loads of vinyls but havn't used the decks in years. Don't follow the scene that much these days, enjoy alot of the neurofunk sorta vibes recently though, Billain comes to mind.





Some other random tunes:

Photek + Pinch : acid reign [pinch's dubplate version]


Lana Del Rey - Video Games


Ed Sheeran - The A Team


dan le sac Vs Scroobius Pip - Thou Shalt Always Kill

Re: What's in your music collection?

PostPosted: February 25th, 2012, 3:15 pm
by Deftil
Whut wrote:still got loads of vinyls but havn't used the decks in years.

Yea, same unfortunately. Wish I had Final Scratch/ Serato or CD decks! Easier to get new music to mix.

Re: What's in your music collection?

PostPosted: February 29th, 2012, 9:13 am
by mtbturtle
Some great music.

Sisyphus, took me down an Mtv walk with many of the selections :)

Melissa Etheridge, Joss Stone & Janis Joplin. Have several CDs by them.

Melissa Etheridge & Joss Stone - Janis Joplin Tribute

Re: What's in your music collection?

PostPosted: March 3rd, 2012, 1:41 pm
by weakmagneto
I love all types of music. Here are some of my recent faves:

Skrillex - Bangarang: Good workout song!
http://youtu.be/cR2XilcGYOo

The Black Keys - Lonley Boy: Love the old time vibe of this song.
http://youtu.be/IsgHsydoo9Q

Gotye - Somebody I Used To Know:
http://youtu.be/8UVNT4wvIGY

Flo Rida - Wild Ones: Another great workout song! :)
http://youtu.be/bpOR_HuHRNs

Re: What's in your music collection?

PostPosted: March 12th, 2012, 11:06 pm
by mtbturtle

Re: What's in your music collection?

PostPosted: March 20th, 2012, 9:31 am
by mtbturtle
Sheryl Crow - Steve McQueen



Sheryl Crow - Soak Up the Sun


Re: What's in your music collection?

PostPosted: May 29th, 2012, 1:08 pm
by Whut
Bloodlust/Girly [MTAREC013]:
1. KillSonik - Bloodlust
2. KillSonik - Girly

Available@: http://s.beatport.com/KUs7Ls

KillSonik (A.K.A Chasing Shadows) - Girly



Summer 2012 off to a good start =)

Re: What's in your music collection?

PostPosted: June 16th, 2012, 12:04 am
by weakmagneto
I'm in this type of mood, here is what is in my music collection this evening:

Live - Dam at Otter Creek
http://youtu.be/AqqVRhR2Z9I

Tool - Sober (Love this video!)
http://youtu.be/hglVqACd1C8

Godsmack - I Stand Alone
http://youtu.be/OYjZK_6i37M

Linkin Park - Crawling
http://youtu.be/Gd9OhYroLN0

Judas Priest - Out in the Cold
http://youtu.be/NLtGvgKZ58o

Amy Lee/Seether - Broken
http://youtu.be/AKGpZuadMsA

State of Shock - Money Honey
http://youtu.be/J8aecsPj99Q

Johnny Cash - Folsom Prison Blues
http://youtu.be/lWsuVuw5JO4

Joan Jett - I Hate Myself For Loving You
http://youtu.be/HPkTGm4RtVM

Headpins - Don't It Make You Feel
http://youtu.be/gYzySRvLD_0

Re: What's in your music collection?

PostPosted: July 1st, 2012, 7:41 am
by Percarus
I would recommend 'Air' to chill the soul and Elvis' Christmas classics during the festive season. :-)

Air: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Air_(French_band)

Re: What's in your music collection?

PostPosted: July 15th, 2012, 9:28 pm
by Whut
We made a banger



Grime 2012

The hook is nice.

Check out THE MAN INSIDE

Re: What's in your music collection?

PostPosted: August 12th, 2012, 4:29 pm
by weakmagneto
I listened to this song today and was pleasantly surprised that I could appreciate the music and NO longer think about lost loves. It's a wonderful feeling to be released from those past lingering emotions.

Here is Evanescence - My Immortal Beloved

http://youtu.be/5anLPw0Efmo

Re: What's in your music collection?

PostPosted: August 13th, 2012, 3:05 am
by DragonFly
Epic 'enigmatic soul' music that even takes on another dimension due to the video scenes:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yHJZ6CEZJJE

There are 8 more parts out there.

(Jo Blankenburg, audiomachine, and Two Steps From Hell, and a few more.)

Re: What's in your music collection?

PostPosted: October 14th, 2012, 8:55 am
by weakmagneto
I love the sound of this new vibe:

Alex Clare - Too Close

http://youtu.be/zP50Ewh31E4

Re: What's in your music collection?

PostPosted: October 14th, 2012, 3:56 pm
by BadgerJelly
My core favourites now and in the past :

BJORK - ABSOLUTE GENIUS!!!!!!! A blessing to be on the Earth and here her music.
RADIOHEAD
PORTISHEAD
PJ HARVEY
TRICKY
MASSIVE ATTACK
MORCHEEBA
KATE BUSH
BEETHOVEN
WAGNER
MR BUNGLE (DISCO VALANTE) Highly recommended if you have never heard of them ... V.different!
MORBID ANGEL
PANTERA
RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS (BLOOD,SUGAR,SEX,MAGIC)
PINK FLOYD
THE DOORS
FLEETWOOD MAC (MAINLY PETER GREEN ERA)
SECOS E MOLHADOS (BRASILIAN VERSION OF QUEEN)
QUEEN
BOB MARLEY
JIMMY CLIFF
808 STATE
THE CURE

Re: What's in your music collection?

PostPosted: October 29th, 2012, 5:41 pm
by FSO
Radiohead, beautiful, Pink Floyd, inspired, but...um...Schnittke? Penderecki? Xenakis? Um...surely I can't be alone :'( ...? :D
Xxx

Re: What's in your music collection?

PostPosted: December 25th, 2012, 4:25 am
by Whut