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|In That Music-listening Mood|
There are times when, you don't know why, but you just feel like submersing yourself in music; not as background noise, but specifically to listen to it, indulge in it, and fully take it in. It becomes an experience; those moods can alter the emotions you feel while listening, and give you a perspective on an album that you may have never had, or may never actually be able to receive again. It also leaves you open to some weird digs.
|1||The Art Of Noise|
(Who's Afraid Of?) The Art Of Noise!
This is a classic Electronica album that is truly underrated on Sputnik (4 votes, including my own?). I've been looking for the song "Moments In Love" for literally ten years.
My newest vinyl, and the only jazz album in my collection. This is the only recording featuring with both John Coltrane and Cecil Taylor, and it's really damn good to vibe to. I had a bit of an experience when I had the apartment to myself, reading a book with the blinds open on an overcast day and this album on in the next room. Ahh, simple pleasures....
At Folsom Prison
Got this one on vinyl the same day as #2. Most of my collection consists of folk records (old and new); this is one I'd been looking for for a while, and it turned out that I was just looking in the wrong section of my local record store--they had two copies of it.
I'm listening to this right now as I make this list, imagining driving through a city at night with "Temperature's Rising" playing on the radio as though it were a scene in a movie. That's the type of stuff I can't help but think of when I'm in this mood.
An underground rock album that I really enjoy. More people should give this a shot. Upon first listen, it comes off as a fairly typical rock album, but there's plenty of character and quirkiness on it to make it stand out, IMO.
|6||Scale the Summit|
Seeing these guys live was a treat--I've never been so impressed simply WATCHING someone play guitar, nevermind the absolutely mesmorizing sounds being created. "The Levitated" is one of the best songs of the year, hands down.
|I hope I'm not the only one who gets in these moods. Sometimes, music is the only thing I want to focus on.
And hearing "Moments In Love" again was definitely worth the decade-long search.|
|All day every day dude|
|Wish I could say the same, but most of the time, I've gotta be doing something in order to listen to music. Only rarely do I listen to music for the sole purpose of listening to music and doing nothing else.|
|I just assumed everyone was listening to music while on sputnik|
|6 is so fucking good. they were really incredible live too, you're right.|
|"Moments in Love" is a great track. I can go rate the album if it will make you feel less indignant, Mas, haha.|
I only had to spend about five minutes to find that song, after I watched a video of some guys dancing and they had a remix of it in there, so I just had to go find out who the guys were. The power of the internet. :P
|Vesper - You should absolutely rate that album :-P. It took me so long to find the song because I couldn't remember the name of the artist, and it has no lyrics so I couldn't Google it, and no one else seemed to remember its name (not even my mom, who listened to it all the time). I only found it because I heard a remix of "Tootsie Roll" that sampled it.|
|I rated it! :)|
The ONLY lyrics in that song are the title repeated over and over... hahahaha. Unless the first time you heard it was one of the billion remixes of it out there. A lot of which are actually pretty damn good, since the original leaves a lot of room for building on it.
|I never actually noticed the lyrics. I remember it from my childhood; I lived on Nellis A.F.B. back when I was 5, so this was 1992 that I remember this song on the radio. I started looking for it when I really got into music during high school, but couldn't ever find it, and heard nothing of it until earlier this week.|
I'll have to check out some of those remixes though; I heard one on a piano that was pretty good, actually.
|Haha, ah, I see. But, yeah, just go through Youtube!|
I hardly ever listened to anything but classical music until I was twelve, so I didn't have to deal with decade-long song searches. Although it did take me about that long to track down this movie from 1997 about kangaroo ninjas that I was almost half-convinced was a dream, until I ran across it only a year ago in college. I love that feeling of discovery. :D
|As do I! Don't get me wrong, though--it wasn't, like, a decade of frantic, efforted searching; more like me remembering that song every so often, trying to ask people about it, getting nowhere, and forgetting about it for several weeks. Still, it's an amazing feeling having this song in my collection at long last.|
Would be nice to say that I'd never listened to anything but classical music while I was younger, but nope...I listened to whatever my mom and sister listened to.