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05.13.08 Things That Don't Bore Me Right Now

Things That Don't Bore Me Right Now

I feel like good music comes in waves, and I'm seeing more ebb than flow right now. Here's some stuff that's keeping me sane until Limp Bizkit gets back together.
1Paramore
Riot!


Maybe not the most original or most talented band out there, but these guys (and girl) are just a lot of fun to listen to.
2Jaco Pastorius
Jaco Pastorius


A virtuoso, an innovator, and a legend. I never get tired of listening to this man play his bass. Favorite: "Come On, Come Over" with Sam & Dave and the great Herbie Hancock.
3The Chariot
Unsung


Because Josh Scogin is my hero. Simple as that.
4Streetlight Manifesto
Somewhere in the Between


Not a bad song in sight. Possibly the tightest horn section in all of third wave ska. Probably one of my all time favorite cds.
5Converge
When Forever Comes Crashing (Remastered)


I usually listen to Jane Doe or No Heroes, but it's nice to get back to earlier Converge and remember what they used to sound like before they really found their niche.
6Mastodon
Remission


This is some of the grooviest metal ever written. And Brann Dailor makes my jaw drop every time I listen to him.
7 Dead and Divine
What Really Happened at Lover's Lane


I'm surprised these guys aren't on Sputnik. I guess I should fix that. Their first cd, on Shane Told's Verona Records, has some great songs, interesting lyrics, and intense breakdowns. Nothing too extraordinary, but a hell of a lot better than their new cd.
8 Alison Krauss and Union Station
Live


This woman truly has the voice of an angel, and some of the finest bluegrass musicians in the country playing for her. The energy, the musicianship, and the production quality are all spot on.
9mewithoutyou
Brother, Sister


By far their best work and possibly one of my favorite indie or post-hardcore albums. I can't wait to see what these guys do in the future.
10Lostprophets
The Fake Sound of Progress


The turntables are completely unnecessary. Other than that, I love close to everything about this album. They nail the hardcore songs just as well as they nail the alternative songs, while incorporating into both styles more melodies and vocal harmonies than most bands could dream of. Too bad the rest of their stuff blows. And I was kidding when I was talking about Limp Bizkit earlier.
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