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RE: Gram's Top Song Project: #130 - Fink - 5/7/2012 2:30:51 AM   
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^ i'll have to check him out

Was pissing about at work to creat a playlist of cool mixes for the night and found this little treat by DJ Food

http://www.djfood.org/djfood/downloads

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RE: Gram's Top Song Project: #133 - The Latinaires - 11/7/2012 1:48:08 PM   
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^ that's a damn tidy series Gram

and if anyone is thinking of a listen, that & the Giles Peterson one are available on Spotify they are seriously worth it

EDIT: aye Gram, i love afro-beat and world sounds. I'll send you a few reqs later. Check out anything on the Vampisoul label, they specialise in mainly latin and boogaloo. All brilliant. The last afro comp i got hold of that is full of gems would be 'the worlds end' . good comp, and try and get hold of a great series called 'Ethiopiques'. also check anything by tidy german label Analog Africa. They know their shit

I'll have a good think on other things ( especially Latin bent) that i have that you may want to try

PS. just found this gem off Analog Africa is also available ( missing tracks FFS) on Grooveshark. Have a taste STREAM LINK

If you ever want, i could invite you to my dropbox account and send you anything you're interested in. Just drop me a line

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RE: Gram's Top Song Project: #133 - The Latinaires - 13/7/2012 1:05:12 PM   
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^ Sugar sweet Gram. In regards to your Q's, couldn't tell ye, i just click and go, so maybe i should be more careful. Drop box seems ok but i've not searched to see if other folk have had any problems or even other similar apps. Anyhoo, if you get the chance to check out those labels, i do hope you enjoy

anyway here's a weekend gift from ol' hubu, been really playing the shit out of this for the past two days. Enjoy

Doris - You never come closer
http://youtu.be/4KH1WKK7aJo

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RE: Gram's Top Song Project: #133 - The Latinaires - 16/7/2012 6:02:07 PM   
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^ I'm more of an Afro-Beat guy myself, but i do like Latin when i hear it but i only have a few comps and albums scattered about. Vampisoul is definitely the one you should check out then

In regards to the Doris track, sir i'm beginning to think you have no soul

Looks like i'm still trying to find a track that you like. You're one tough cookie Gram

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RE: Gram's Top Song Project: #133 - The Latinaires - 17/7/2012 9:43:34 AM   
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^ sugar sweet. I'm sort of the same, as i'm not really having the time to listen to much music and my wee ipod is buggered

I have to finish off sorting out my music files, putting them into genres/counrty etc. I think i have 600+ gig or so to sort and it's a royal pain in the hole, but i find it hard to find anything so i just click at random and hope for the best

Also as i'm at work and using the spotify, i just remembered about a wee latin comp you may like if you don't already have it. Another cracker by Giles Peterson. Brazilika ( finders keepers has a fantastic mix by the same title and that is well worth a sniff)

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Gilles-Peterson-Brazilika/dp/B002HU4JWG

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Andy-Votel-Presents-Brazilika/dp/B001O2EKNQ/ref=sr_shvl_album_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1342515215&sr=301-4

edit: my head must be away how could i forget about this boss Latin lable, Fania Records. Full of gems gram. Big fan of Ray Barretto ( aka hard hands )

http://www.fania.com/



edit edit: just got home and tried grooveshark to see if it had that Brazilika album. It does , so here's the link incase you don't have spotify ( STREAM LINK )

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RE: Gram's Top Song Project: #133 - The Latinaires - 20/7/2012 8:17:40 AM   
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edit: my head must be away how could i forget about this boss Latin lable, Fania Records. Full of gems gram. Big fan of Ray Barretto ( aka hard hands )

http://www.fania.com/

Err... aye. The album that kicked this discussion off was "Fania DJ Series - DJ Format".....


Aye it does sound a silly statement, but some folk just got the album because it said DJ Format on, and didn't take into account it said Fania on. You've got me listening to latin sounds again Gram, good man

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RE: Gram's Top Song Project: #133 - The Latinaires - 20/7/2012 9:49:32 AM   
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^ Oh aye you have put on a good spread with lots of artists/albums i need to chew asap (if i get time!). I saw DJ Format once a few years ago in Belfast. Great gig, and i had the pleasure on making a bunch of japanese tourists become on the edge of having a total freak-out because i tried to give them a bunch of disco biscuits for free. I was too full of disco myself to care at the time and was probably looking pretty deranged, but it was quite funny

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RE: Gram's Top Song Project: #139 - Prong - 20/7/2012 2:54:53 PM   
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Re: DJ Format gig. as far i remember he had no support, no rappers either. Great set though. I'd agree totally with the films (i have a fair few just building up !), and with wee shows being easier choice sometimes. Either my wife doesn't get back from work until 10:30 pm ( i do a lot of night work too, until 3am or so) or the wee man doesn't get to bed until 8pm and then a brief scobe online can make the hours pass, so watching films seem to have taken a backish burner of late. We are currently watching the first series of archer to wind down with. Great show

ps. PRONG. now they're a blast from the past

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RE: Gram's Top Song Project: #139 - Prong - 20/7/2012 4:33:11 PM   
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ps. PRONG. now they're a blast from the past

For me, too! Forgot they were even on there...





Reminds me around the time i was listening to them ( well i only had one album ! ) i was also playing works by Cradle of Filth, early Smashing Pumpkins, Faith No More, Sheep on Drugs, Deicide. Aww, memories

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RE: Gram's Top Song Project: #139 - Prong - 20/7/2012 4:40:07 PM   
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RE: Gram's Top Song Project: #142 - Bonobo - 23/7/2012 11:36:31 AM   
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^ I really don't know Bonobo, but a good friend said i should check them out. But what i have done for work on the Spotify is play an artist radio based on Bonobo. Its a great selection and the tracks by Bonobo are pretty tidy

At the same time i was told of Bonobo, he said for me to check out Passion Pit. Have you heard them? i've not bothered my hole yet

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RE: Gram's Top Song Project: #146 - Cabbageboy - 25/7/2012 1:16:29 PM   
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^ heard the name Cabbageboy, but i don't think i've heard a track. sounds like something i need to snaffle asap

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RE: Gram's Top Song Project: #153 - The Distillers - 7/8/2012 12:07:04 PM   
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Yep, Jurassic 5 are great.

Whenever someone says to me that hip-hop is just mindless rubbish played by goons like 50 Cent, I make them listen to Jurassic 5 or Dilated Peoples.

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RE: Gram's Top Song Project: #154 - Public Enemy - 12/8/2012 2:26:08 AM   
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Artist: Public Enemy

Album: Fear Of A Black Planet (1990)

PE first impacted on me in '91, with the hard-hitting singles Shut 'em Down and Can't Truss It, with hard beats and fronted by Chuck D's super-serious baritonal flow, and they were probably the second rap act I was really drawn to (after De La Soul). It was another year or so before I actually started buying hip hop records (beginning with Beastie Boys), and probably another couple of years before I picked up any Public Enemy.

This is the median of PE's classic trio of albums, though probably my least favourite of the 3. The Bomb Squad's production style involves absolutely filling the soundscape to bursting with backing tracks and samples, and song after song of this can become a bit overbearing. I think it's also to do with the sound quality of the album - it seems to be recorded a bit quiet and could really do with a remaster to clarify the manifold elements.

It's still a great album, though, and there are a few heavy hitters including Brothers Gonna Work It Out, Welcome To The Terrordome and Burn Hollywood Burn (feat. Ice Cube & Big Daddy Kane). I really like Revolutionary Generation and War At 33⅓, and the Flavor Flav-fronted 911 Is A Joke and Can't Do Nuttin' For Ya, Man!, too, but as an album, it just doesn't quite have the impact of Nation of Millions or Apolaypse 91.

The winner, though, predictably enough...


Top Song: "Fight The Power" - click for video






I saw them live a few months ago and they were absolutely incredible!

And Motorcycle Emptiness is an amazing song.

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RE: Gram's Top Song Project: #154 - Public Enemy - 13/8/2012 1:26:32 PM   
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Artist: Public Enemy

Album: Fear Of A Black Planet (1990)


I saw them live a few months ago and they were absolutely incredible!

Nice one. Is their newer stuff comparable to their "classic period"? Or was it just that they were aces live?

As is becoming a common feature of this music project, as I listen to an album, I'll check out the artist and see what they've done since, and invariably find that they've released a stack of further material since the last one I owned. Man, it makes me feel like I'm out the game.

In PE's case, in the 14 years since the last album I got (1998's He Got Game) it seems they've released 7 more... (!)
The quantity's not a surprise, just the fact that I totally failed to keep up with another artist who I really liked back in the 90s.



I'll be honest, I haven't listened to much of their newer stuff, it was a classics heavy setlist at the show anyway. Actually, I think He Got Game might of been the last album I listened too as well... I used to absolutely love PE a few years ago when I was heavily into classic hip-hop but haven't listened to them too much since then. Definitely time for a revisit

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RE: Gram's Top Song Project: #161 - Incubus - 24/8/2012 1:14:32 PM   
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Not really a big fan of White Stripes but WBC is probably their best effort and Fell In Love With A Girl their best song.

Punk Rock Song is a tune, should really check that album out. The only Bad Religion one I have is Stranger Than Fiction.

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RE: Gram's Top Song Project: #161 - Incubus - 25/8/2012 12:05:17 AM   
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RE: Gram's Top Song Project: #161 - Incubus - 25/8/2012 12:51:53 AM   
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I can still remember the first time I heard Dead Leaves and the Dirty Ground, my brother had got a copy of WBC, and just put it on without real notice, and just, oh my god I felt my life change properly in that opening feedback. I skipped back the track and listened to it about 40 times over, then taped the album off onto cassette (!!!) and wore it out.

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RE: Gram's Top Song Project: #170 - Zion I & The Grouch - 25/9/2012 12:57:39 AM   
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I'm a fan of Sia, though its not very cool to say, I got into her via Guetta. Who is better than people give him credit for, I think.

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RE: Gram's Top Song Project: #179 - Radiohead - 25/9/2012 7:36:17 AM   
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I think Year Zero and Amnesiac are both sadly over-looked albums in both artists discographies. Year Zero was the album that got me into NIN now that I think about it. Also Knives Out oh and The Bucket

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RE: Gram's Top Song Project: #180 - GZA / Genius - 2/10/2012 1:37:39 AM   
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Liquid Swords I always end up tossing up between Liquid Swords and Ghostface's Supreme Clientele for best solo Wu album, but I think Liquid Swords probably just gets it for me.

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RE: Gram's Top Song Project: #180 - GZA / Genius - 3/10/2012 2:21:37 PM   
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I've got 5 Wu solo albums, and would rank 'em thus:

GZA / Genius - Liquid Swords
Raekwon - Only Built 4 Cuban Linx...
GZA / Genius - Beneath the Surface
Ghostface Killah - Supreme Clientele
Method Man - Tical

A mate had Tical in the mid 90s, so I'd heard that before getting it. I took a punt on Liquid Swords, and loved it, and that led me to get Beneath the Surface. The Raekwon and Ghostface albums, I got much later, just a couple of years ago, and purely on the rec's of others.

However, there are at least 45 further solo Wu albums that I haven't heard!!

Total solo (& collaborative) albums per member:
RZA - 4
GZA - 6
Method Man - 8
Raekwon - 5
Ghostface Killah - 14
Inspectah Deck - 4
U-God - 3
Masta Killa - 2
ODB - 2
+ 1 collab album between Meth, Raekwon and Ghostface.

There's also an un- (or maybe illegally-) released ODB album.
And at least 4 of the members have an album due out late this year or announced for early next year.
Add Cappadonna, and there's another 7.

Then there's the all the compilations and affiliated albums. There's about 10 of those. I've only heard Wu-Chronicles 1 & 2.

Fuck, I ain't even heard 8 Diagrams yet...


Jesus, they're pretty f****** prolific aren't they? I've forgotten how many solo albums I've heard but I've only heard two of their group efforts, so I'm way behind!

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RE: Gram's Top Song Project: #186 - Nine Inch Nails - 10/10/2012 12:54:08 AM   
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What in holy fucksticks allowed this to happen...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZGAZDDRlOwM






Satan.

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RE: Gram's Top Song Project: #193 - Portishead - 6/11/2012 6:10:37 AM   
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Portishead I watched a live concert they did in NYC back in 98? for the docos/concerts list last month and re-discovered how much I absolutely loved them.

13 is tied with the self-titled album as my fav Blur album.

The Strokes are amazing, and their first two albums are nigh on perfect.

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RE: Gram's Top Song Project: #187 - Blur - 7/11/2012 6:36:31 PM   
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This is and always was my favourite Blur album. I hadn't been very arsed about them in the early days, though I did kinda like Chemical World back in '93. I detested the singles Country House and Parklife, so End of a Century was insufficient reason for me to buy the Parklife album. I only really began liking them properly when their eponymous '97 album was released. I then took more of an interest until they disbanded, and investigated the rest of their back cat retrospectively from the missus' CD collection.



You're a hard man to please Gram, do you like any cheerful music?

I'm much more of a fan of Britpop-era Blur; I can respect them for trying new stuff afterwards but I don't think they were really as good at it. Of the three post-Great Escape albums, this is probably the best as a whole though, mainly because of Coffee And TV and Swamp Song.

As for the Strokes, I've not listened to Room On Fire, but I can only assume it's better than Is This It merely because it has 12:51 on it, which is one of the few Strokes songs I like.


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RE: Gram's Top Song Project: #187 - Blur - 7/11/2012 6:55:29 PM   
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Country House is one of the saddest jaunty pop songs ever.

13 is my second favourite after Modern Life Is Rubbish, so I have no idea which version of Blur I prefer. Depends on my mood mostly, I think.

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RE: Gram's Top Song Project: #199 - City And Colour - 14/11/2012 12:30:32 AM   
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Love The Roots but have never listened to The Tipping Point.

Also love City and Colour and Bring Me Your Love is their best album yet. They're also fantastic live.

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RE: Gram's Top Song Project: #199 - City And Colour - 16/11/2012 3:10:05 AM   
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Love The Roots but have never listened to The Tipping Point.

Also love City and Colour and Bring Me Your Love is their best album yet. They're also fantastic live.



More thumbs for you, brooksy!
Which Roots albums have you got? The Tipping Point is very good, a bit more commercial than they're earlier stuff, but well worth hunting out.
I've still not heard the 3rd City & Colour album. It's on my exponentially-expanding list...



Why thank you Gram
And Undun, Things Fall Apart, Phrenology and How I Got Over. And I've been meaning to make my through their discography, I'll do it sometime soon hopefully.
C&C's third album is pretty good, but I prefer Bring Me Your Love. Still check it out though.

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RE: Gram's Top Song Project: #199 - City And Colour - 18/11/2012 1:31:19 AM   
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Which Roots albums have you got?


Undun, Things Fall Apart, Phrenology and How I Got Over. And I've been meaning to make my through their discography, I'll do it sometime soon hopefully.


Cool. I still haven't given Undun a proper listen. The concept album thing might've put me off, I finks.
Phrenology was my first Roots purch, and whilst some people don't rank it amongst their best, it definitely motivated me to check out their back cat.
Of those I have that you don't yet, Do You Want More?!!!??! is great, but sounds more "golden era" (well, it was '95). I prefer Illadelph Halflife ('96), which features that track that got me noticing the band in the first place.
Game Theory ('06) is really good, though there are more slower numbers on it (I guess the same is true for How I Got Over). Rising Down ('08) might suffer slightly from having too many guest appearances, but it's still got some great tracks.

I haven't heard their debut, Organix ('93), Wake Up! (the album they did with John Legend in '10), or the highly rated live album, Roots Come Alive ('99). I've heard a few bits of the Betty Wright album on YT, but they seem to just be her backing band on that record.



I'm not the biggest fan of concept albums either but Undun was actually pretty good. And I'll get onto some of those albums soon and let you know what I think

I've heard of Dilated Peoples before but never heard anything from them. Gave Pay Attention a list though and liked it a lot.

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RE: Gram's Top Song Project: #187 - Blur - 3/1/2013 3:24:45 PM   
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This is and always was my favourite Blur album. I hadn't been very arsed about them in the early days, though I did kinda like Chemical World back in '93. I detested the singles Country House and Parklife, so End of a Century was insufficient reason for me to buy the Parklife album. I only really began liking them properly when their eponymous '97 album was released. I then took more of an interest until they disbanded, and investigated the rest of their back cat retrospectively from the missus' CD collection.


You're a hard man to please Gram, do you like any cheerful music?

Nah, not much!
I'm defo more a minor key than a major key man. That said, there's been some fairly cheery stuff hitting this list of late - Mr Scruff's music is 80% chipper, the Groove Armada album's fairly upbeat (Superstylin' esp.) and Roots Manuva's definitely got a sense of humour (though to be fair, I do largely prefer his darker tracks).

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I'm much more of a fan of Britpop-era Blur; I can respect them for trying new stuff afterwards but I don't think they were really as good at it. Of the three post-Great Escape albums, this is probably the best as a whole though, mainly because of Coffee And TV and Swamp Song.

I'm much more a fan of the post-Britpop era Blur; I can respect their youthful beginnings but I don't think they were really as good back then. Of the three pre-Great Escape albums, the only one to make my iPod is Parklife, and then, edited to fucksy (halved, in fact).
You say tomato, I say potato.

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As for the Strokes, I've not listened to Room On Fire, but I can only assume it's better than Is This It merely because it has 12:51 on it, which is one of the few Strokes songs I like.

Oh, we diverge in so many musical ways, TJ. I've tired of 12:51 a little, but it's still an alright song. Reptilia was definitely a better single, though. But then, if you don't really like The Strokes...



Poplife is the most consistant Blur Album and the one where they followed through on the theme of the record for the whole thing, there is range too, as the likes of To the End and Badhead are beautiful, dreamy ballards. The Great Escape had its moments but felt flat in compasion. Their self-titled record and Modern Life Is Rubbish are the other two I really like. 13 was tedious, its partly because Alburn's vocals are too limited to sustain such a record, but also because the melodies got lost in the mess of over produced sound. At the end of the day it had very little to say about Love and said it in a very dreary way.

This Is It was a pretty much perfect rock album, lost interest in The Strokes after that just seem to be record versons of the same songs. White Stripes were always far more ambitious and eye catching.

Good choice with Deiluted Peoples will have to re-visit that album this year too
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