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So judging from the few threads that have mentioned music we have a nice array of people into bands and things.

Terrible sentence I'm sorry ...

What are people listening to right now? Anything good to recommend? I am a big spotify user, so for me it has actually been a playlist made by the grantland staff - "The only wu-tang playlist you will ever need." For you staten Islanders it is pretty solid.


On my home stereo the New Water Liars album (completely different from wu-tang) has been on pretty solid rotation.


That is all.
 
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kylelovescrayons kylelovescrayons GZA is easily the best rapper/lyricist. I'm not a big rap fan so I'm not a good judge of what is good and bad, but Liquid Swords is perfect. Everyone song - except maybe B.I.B.L.E.

I appreciate all music. As long as it is well written. My collection includes Metal, Classical, Punk, A Capella, Bluegrass, Rap, Folk. I tend to avoid pop-country and gospel though.

My heart is with Classical and Metal though.
Mahler - Symphony No 5

Opeth - Face of Melinda
 

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I'm all over the place. I don't really listen to artists, more so songs. If it sounds good to me I listen.
Get most of mine via satellite radio (SiriusXm Alt Nation) hear stuff that comes down on fm months later.
Some I can recommend.


And


And

Probably my favorite right now
 
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Wow. You took it back with the Aesop Rock. That reminds of when I used to post on IGN forums and everybody was talking about Aesop Rock and Louis Logic. LOL
 

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Aesop Rock is dope - daylight and labor days are such solid albums - he just played the other day with homeboy sandman - a queens artist who is fan-frikkin-tastic -


Also for metal fans -

anyone listening to panopticon? It's like americana folk bluegrass metal ... what the poop?
 

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Aesop Rock is dope - daylight and labor days are such solid albums - he just played the other day with homeboy sandman - a queens artist who is fan-frikkin-tastic -


Also for metal fans -

anyone listening to panopticon? It's like americana folk bluegrass metal ... what the poop?
What? Panopticon is one of the last bands I'd expect to see here lol. I loved Kentucky. Having a harder time getting into 'Roads to North' though...but haven't given up hope.
 

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Yeah Kentucky is frikkin beautiful - well maybe that's a word for it ... I'm digging the new album a lot. That and the new pallbearer 'foundations of burden' and maybe Indian's 'from all purity' which is way more screaming double bass drummy then i usually like - were my metal albums of 2014 - also murmur's eponymous album - i thought this was a good year for metal personally - your thoughts Mr. Einwindir?
 
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Aesop Rock is dope - daylight and labor days are such solid albums - he just played the other day with homeboy sandman - a queens artist who is fan-frikkin-tastic -


Also for metal fans -

anyone listening to panopticon? It's like americana folk bluegrass metal ... what the poop?
I listen to a bit of everything, but I grew up going to metal shows and playing in metal bands. These days I mostly listen to folk, americana, and alt-country, so "americana folk bluegrass metal" should be right in my wheelhouse, but I just looked up Pamopticon and, well... I listened to the beginning of their album Kentucky, and was feeling the old time banjo and the ripping/somewhat discordant fiddle, but then when it slams into traditional black metal with flutes... not so much. Cool idea, maybe not fantastic execution.

Some bands I've been listening to recently:
 

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Yeah Kentucky is frikkin beautiful - well maybe that's a word for it ... I'm digging the new album a lot. That and the new pallbearer 'foundations of burden' and maybe Indian's 'from all purity' which is way more screaming double bass drummy then i usually like - were my metal albums of 2014 - also murmur's eponymous album - i thought this was a good year for metal personally - your thoughts Mr. Einwindir?
I'm into mostly european stuff (Windir is my handle afterall) so there's a definite bias.

Some of my personal favorites:
Kampfar - Djevelmakt
Sabaton - Heroes
Equilibrium - Erdetempel
Mastadon - Once More Round the Sun
Einherjer - Av Foss For Foss
Devin Townsend - Z2 and the other one
AT THE FUCKING GATES
Mors Principium Est - Dawn of the 5th Era

...from the looks of it 2014 was a huge year in metal for me. I'm looking forward to getting into more American/Cascadian Black Metal this year...there's so much happening over there that i've been ignoring. Also sludge...just been getting into it recently so I look forward to discovering some new stuff.
 

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I listen to a bit of everything, but I grew up going to metal shows and playing in metal bands. These days I mostly listen to folk, americana, and alt-country, so "americana folk bluegrass metal" should be right in my wheelhouse, but I just looked up Pamopticon and, well... I listened to the beginning of their album Kentucky, and was feeling the old time banjo and the ripping/somewhat discordant fiddle, but then when it slams into traditional black metal with flutes... not so much. Cool idea, maybe not fantastic execution.

Some bands I've been listening to recently:
Ever play shows in the city? I played back in the day too.
 

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I listen to a bit of everything, but I grew up going to metal shows and playing in metal bands. These days I mostly listen to folk, americana, and alt-country, so "americana folk bluegrass metal" should be right in my wheelhouse, but I just looked up Pamopticon and, well... I listened to the beginning of their album Kentucky, and was feeling the old time banjo and the ripping/somewhat discordant fiddle, but then when it slams into traditional black metal with flutes... not so much. Cool idea, maybe not fantastic execution.

Some bands I've been listening to recently:
I also love me some americana/alt-country - i mean uncle tupelo's album no depression gets me every time. That being said i think you should give the panopticon stuff a chance - or try the newest album road to the north it has a few more melodic/mellow points. There's also this band saor who play the scottish/celtic version
 
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I'm into mostly european stuff (Windir is my handle afterall) so there's a definite bias.

Some of my personal favorites:
Kampfar - Djevelmakt
Sabaton - Heroes
Equilibrium - Erdetempel
Mastadon - Once More Round the Sun
Einherjer - Av Foss For Foss
Devin Townsend - Z2 and the other one
AT THE FUCKING GATES
Mors Principium Est - Dawn of the 5th Era

...from the looks of it 2014 was a huge year in metal for me. I'm looking forward to getting into more American/Cascadian Black Metal this year...there's so much happening over there that i've been ignoring. Also sludge...just been getting into it recently so I look forward to discovering some new stuff.

i forgot mastodon's album came out this year ... back when i was 15 ish i had a vhs of bands videos that was promoting some record label - maybe roadrunner, it had an at the gates video on it and - pretty much a white room and them playing. I don't think i ever recovered properly.
 
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Yeah Kentucky is frikkin beautiful - well maybe that's a word for it ... I'm digging the new album a lot. That and the new pallbearer 'foundations of burden' and maybe Indian's 'from all purity' which is way more screaming double bass drummy then i usually like - were my metal albums of 2014 - also murmur's eponymous album - i thought this was a good year for metal personally - your thoughts Mr. Einwindir?
I also love me some americana/alt-country - i mean uncle tupelo's album no depression gets me every time. That being said i think you should give the panopticon stuff a chance - or try the newest album road to the north it has a few more melodic/mellow points. There's also this band saor who play the scottish/celtic version
I guess I'll give them another shot, I was hoping for more integration of the folk and black metal, but maybe they do more of that elsewhere.

Indian is badass. I've spoken to their guitarist Will a few times, he's a good guy (and coincidentally good friends with The Devil Makes Three who I posted above). I've really fallen off listening to new metal in the past year or so. Didn't even know they had a new album out.

Ever play shows in the city? I played back in the day too.
Didn't play in the city too much, mostly Hudson Valley and NE. The last band I was in played only one show in the city, with Downfall of Gaia in Brooklyn. That would have been Summer 2013.
 
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Didn't play in the city too much, mostly Hudson Valley and NE. The last band I was in played only one show in the city, with Downfall of Gaia in Brooklyn. That would have been Summer 2013.
I wanted to see if maybe we've crossed paths but by then I was long out of the scene. I used to play from around '99-'09. Mostly in the boros but we did a few in Yonkers and a small handful in PA and Buffalo.