Thursday, September 07, 2006

Suggested Reading


The sardonically irreverent catbirdseat has got a handy cheat sheet for bloggers best of 2006 lists up today. Admittedly, some of my favorites are on there. Also, don't think we've highlighted his work before, but largehearted boy, who has been at this blog game for some time, presents a staggering amount of information to readers in an even-handed format that we dare call professional. And sure, we can't help but appreciate that he appears to have an affinity for things Athenian. Hit'em up ya'll, and if you feel like it, remind us of some of your favorite records from this year so far.

3 comments:

like a eagle said...

Easy:

Midlake - The Trials of Van Occupanther
Comets on Fire - Avatar
Boris - Pink
Arthur Russell - First Thought Best Thought
Final Fantasy - He Poos Clouds
Humcrush and Thomas Strønen's albums
Loose Fur - Born Again in the USA
Beth Orton - Comfort of Strangers
Function - The Secret Miracle Fountain
Junior Boys - So This is Goodbye

Have only heard samples, but I know these will make the cut once they are released:
Mastodon - Blood Mountain
Califone - Roots & Crowns

Not new, but new to me:
Captain Beyond - s/t (so fucking good)
Franco Battiato - everything
Egg - everything
The Action - Rolled Gold (unbelievably good)

jonpolk said...

I've been rocking Roots & Crowns for a while, and can definitely say that it won't let you down. I've also really started getting into Matmos - The Rose Has Teeth In The Mouth of the Beast, and Keith Fullerton Whitman - Lisbon, and yes, I can't deny it, I love Destroyer's Rubies. Eagle, where do you come down on Bejar? Also, have you heard the Matmos?

like a eagle said...

i will get crucified for this, but:
I've lost musical interest in Matmos...in terms of music theory and ideas, i think they are fantastic, but i've grown tired of the music they create...i adored The Civil War...still listen to it quite frequently...in some ways it actually makes me feel patriotic, but this new one, i just couldn't really get behind it...perhaps i like them most when they stick with one basic theme....(the west, civil war, etc.)

as for mr. bejar...i don't get what the fuss is about! heh...naw, i can understand people digging it, (but maybe not so many people?)...it's just totally not for me...