Saturday, February 6, 2016

Albums I am currently listening to

I have to admit I am really digging some hip hop music. Two of my favorite albums right now are by local artists Dessa and P.O.S. I am really enjoying the most recent P.O.S album. The production is incredibly good and totally different from what I have been exposed to over the years. Right now I am just finding the goth/industrial scene very stagnant which is why I have been checking out hip hop music left to right and to be honest liking a lot of what I am hearing. Last year wasn't that great in that scene to me, perhaps my age is starting to effect my tastes in music as I get older. Maybe. That said, I finally got around to downloading the first Future Perfect album. I don't know why I hadn't done it but I am glad I did. I absolutely love the album. I do plan on buying their latest effort After the Fall.

Friday, February 5, 2016

Music to check out

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Throwback Thursday: 1986

01. Siouxsie and The Banshees: Tinderbox

02. Cocteau Twins: Victorialand

03. New Order: Brotherhood

04. This Mortal Coil: Filigree and Shadow

05. The Bangles: Different Light

06. Cyndi Lauper: True Colors

07. Duran Duran: Notorious

08. Madonna: True Blue

09. Depeche Mode: Black Celebration

10. Megadeth: Peace Sells...But Who's Buying

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

My Favorite Albums From the '90s: Sunday 8pm by Faithless

In the four years I lived in Milwaukee, WI in the mid '90s, my favorite album I ever bought and heard has to be Sunday 8pm by Faithless. I remember seeing a music video for "God is a Dj" on tv and falling in love with the song right away and then finding a promo copy of Sunday 8pm at the now closed Atomic Records and being all giddy about it.

I am not really sure how I discovered Faithless. I had heard of them before from their previous album Reverance, another fantastic album by the UK band. However I heard about them, Faithless became a huge musical influence on me.

I love that the music can easily shift from laid back trip hop to catchy, upbeat dance music. Tracks such as "God is a DJ" and "Take the Long Way Home" would push me into checking out house and trance music. For an album that is almost 20 years old, I have yet to get sick and tired of listening to it especially Maxi Jazz's smooth rapping which is like butter to my ears. I have no doubt I will still be listening to this album when in 20-30 years.

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Album of the week: Shadows of the Lovers by Pulcher Femina

Last week I started listening to Pulcher Femina's music online and found myself enjoying their music via youtube. After liking a couple of songs off Shadows of the Lovers album, I went over to Spotify to listen to the album in its entirety and found myself really digging the album. I ended up buying a digital copy via google play. I have been listening to the album at least twice a day. It is funny. I used to have their album Darkness Prevails but eventually I sold it because it only had a couple of good tracks on the album. I will have to check it out again now that I have rediscovered Pulcher Femina.