HEARD: Playlist, 8/29-9/4/16

September 6th, 2016, 3:00 pm by Greg

Just so you know where our ears have been at, here’s a rundown of what we’ve been spinning at Nippertown HQ this past week (CDs, vinyl, streaming and maybe even a cassette or two):

Roxy Music: The Best of Roxy Music (Virgin, 2001)
Eluvium: False Readings On (Temporary Residence, 2016)
Joseph: I’m Alone, No You’re Not (ATO, 2016)
Jane Siberry: Meshach Dreams Back (Sheeba Music, 2011)
Basia Bulat: Good Advice (Secret City, 2016)
Kate Bush: 50 Words for Snow (Anti, 2011)
Halsey: Badlands (Astralwerks, 2015)
Chris Whitley: On Air (Live) (Tradition & Moderne, 2013)
Ileana Contrubas, Placido Domingo: Donizetti’s “L’Elisir d’Amore” (Sony Classical, 2005)
Chris Whitley: Living With the Law (Columbia, 1991)
Ian Dury & the Blockheads: Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll: The Best of Ian Dury & the Blockheads (Rhino, 1992)
Chris Whitley: Perfect Day (Valley Entertainment, 2000)
Danny O’Keefe: Breezy Stories (Atlantic, 1973)
Danny O’Keefe: So Long, Harry Truman (Atlantic, 1975)
Jason Paulson: Crow River Ramble (Campervan, 2016)
Danny O’Keefe: Light Leaves the West (Danny O’Keefe, 2015)
Ultravox: Ultravox! (Island, 1977)
Ultravox: Rage in Eden (Chrysalis, 1981)
Squirrel Nut Zippers: Hot (Mammoth, 1996)

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11 thoughts on “HEARD: Playlist, 8/29-9/4/16”

  1. james lanni says:

    The unbearable whiteness of being

  2. Michael Eck says:

    James Ianni, you just keep wearing that ethnic music pride like a badge. We’re fully aware you’re a better person than all of us.

  3. Normando says:

    The unbearable triteness of commenting

  4. james says:

    @Normando y Eck So you disagree with my implied assertion that the taste spectrum evinced by this and previous ‘playlists’ is depressingly narrow?

  5. James – please send in a playlist – no sarcasm intended. I am always curious about what music lovers are currently listening to.

  6. james says:

    Beny More y Orlando Contreras live at the Ali Bar, Habana, Cuba, 1955
    “Entre Amigos” on Teca Music

    Bartok “Complete Solo Piano Works” box. The Philips Zoltan Kocsis records released on CD’s on Decca

    Balinese Gamelan Gong by Seka Gong Bina “Island of the Gods” on Sounds of the World

    Booker Ervin “That’s It” on Candid

    Munir Bashir “Mesopotamia” on Le Chant Du Monde Fr

    Buika “Mi Nina Lola” on DRO/Spain

    “Best of Rosa Passos” on Velas

    Burial “Untrue” on Hyperdub

    Burial x Zomby “Sweetz” on Hyperdub

    Burial “Kindred EP” on Hyperdub

    Black Star “Mos Def and Talib Kweli are Black Star” on Rawkus

    Baobab “Roots and Fruit” on Popular African Music

    Bhimsen Joshi and Lata Manaeshkar “Ram Syan Gun Gaan – Bhajans” on RPG

    That’s the B’s

  7. james says:

    According to a house guest:

    Bjork “Bastards”, Arthur Blythe “Basic Blythe”, and Kenny Barron/Charlie Haden “Night and the City” were B’s also on the playlist the last few weeks. The point is lack of catholicity, a trait that should be required of music writers but is often sadly lacking.

  8. Sara says:

    I don’t see any Chinese opera on that list. Depressingly narrow. And where’s the Gregorian chants? Throat singers? KULNING? Jeez…

  9. Normando says:

    Normando y Eck – love those guys!! Universally acknowledged as Albany’s best late-80s gringo mariachi duo. So much better than England Dan y John Ford Coley – nights were forever WITH them!

  10. james says:

    @Sara Thank you for expanding my sound world . Not sure I have ever heard Kulning before and just spent two hours on YT listening to it. That shit is fucking beautiful.

  11. Michael Eck says:

    Here’s a B for me, in honor of a terrible anniversary, but also for the sheer pleasure of the sounds—William Basinki’s “Disintegration Loops.”

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