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24 Jun 2009, 06:06 by rockrobster23I don't listen to a lot of classic rock radio, or to much commercial radio of any kind, but when I have tuned in to the local classic rock station, it feels a little like traveling back in time. With a few isolated exceptions (U2, a little Pretenders, Nirvana and Pearl Jam), the classic rock format today is pretty much the same as the classic rock format 20 years ago. It's not a genre, because it has no formal attributes; rather, it is a grouping for commercial purposes, one that has remained curiously stable for a long time.
And what is it, exactly? It's not just old hits, but a specific grouping of some hits and popular album tracks, primarily those that retain a certain masculine swagger--although that's far from the sole criterion. It's insufficient to say merely that classic rock is comprised of songs that make its target audience feel good about their relationship to their adolescence, as that's probably true of any "oldies" format. …
9 Jan 2009, 16:30 by IanBullen
5 Jan 2009, 20:01 by dave-tx2008 was as great a year in music as 2007 was lackluster. Narrowing down my list to 10 of my favorites was harder than finding 10 from last year. Lots of surprises, new discoveries, and old favorites that delivered the goods.
My top ten:
1. Dead Confederate "Wrecking Ball"
Their eponymous EP was a nice prelude to this debut LP, but didn't hint at how great it would be. This thing has an undercurrent of discontent that doesn't just bubble, but roils with anguish. Stunningly awesome, and it digs deeper with every listen.
Standout tracks include "The Rat", "Yer Circus", "It Was A Rose"
2. Drive-By Truckers "Brighter Than Creation's Dark"
Despite having a few songs that I think could have been left off and not missed, there's some dynamite songwriting by Cooley and Hood, plus strong contributions from Tucker.
Standout tracks include "3 Dimes Down", "The Righteous Path", "Self-Destructive Zones"
5 Jan 2009, 17:33 by sunhill67
25 Jul 2008, 03:44 by muteoffLATE NIGHT ALTERNATIVE
A weekly dose of the latest alternative and indie rock with old favorites mixed in.
Wednesday 11 pm - 1 am
1. Little Joy - The Next Time Around
2. Department of Eagles - No One Does It Like You
3. Annuals - Confessor
4. Brian Eno & David Byrne - Strange Overtones
5. Friendly Fires - In the Hospital
6. TV on the Radio - DLZ
7. Oasis - The Shock of the Lightning
8. Sebastien Grainger - Love Can Be So Mean
9. Conor Oberst - Gentlemen's Pact
10. Dr. Dog - The Ark
11. The Gaslight Anthem - Great Expectations
12. Port O'Brien - Close The Lid
13. Land of Talk - Death By Fire
14. Sonic Youth - Teen Age Riot
15. Broken Social Scene - Almost Crimes
16. ...And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead - Bells of Creation
17. Cloud Cult - Everybody Here is a Cloud
18. Fight Like Apes - Battlestations
8 Jun 2008, 22:56 by sablespecterBlack Mountain / "Stormy High" / In The Future (1) / Jan 2008
Artist: Black Mountain
Original Album: In the Future
Track: Stormy High
Preview: Track preview via allmusic
(Note: This is a backpost, one of a series. Duty in First Life calls sometimes...)
Seeing that I had a pyschdelic rock streak this week, I think a selection from Black Mountain is in order. This is one of the best new interesting bands of the decade.
Hailing from Vancouver, they incorporate blues, psychedelia, acid rock, and progressive rock in a snaking, dark trip punctuated with some wiggy trippiness, and it all works verry well. The first full-length, the self-titled Black Mountain, had some really interesting tracks, notably Don't Run Our Hearts Around and Set Us Free, but it's this year's release that provides today's selection that shows they're really hitting a good stride. Especially notable is the druggy 17-minute Bright Lights. Definitely no sophomore slump with this.
6 May 2008, 11:40 by jedibix783Please tune in every week, Monday, from 10-midnight British Summer time, at www.oxideradio.co.uk for my indie show! Next week with a special guest star!
Radio Clash II: The Han Solo Edition
3rd week: Cinco de Mayo/Historical edition
1. Bostich and Fussible – Tijuana Sound Machine – Nortec Collective
Norteno sound, techno sound, good stuff.
2. iLiKETRAINS – TERRA NOVA – Progress Reform
People who have known me since high school may remember that I once wrote a super-long poem about Robert Falcon Scott’s final, failed mission. I have literally no idea what happened to that poem, it seems to be completely lost somewhere in the mists of time, but let’s just say that I have a total obsession with all things Antarctic and so do these guys. This song is about the Terra Nova Expedition, named for the ship that Scott and his men sailed to Antarctica. As we all know, after Amundsen beat Scott to the Pole, he and his five men died, only a few miles from rescue. It’s an epic tale and if you don’t know about it, then look it up. …