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David / June 5, 2008 3:03 PM

The Magnetic Fields, still. How it is that an untrained basso profundo introverted gay New Yorker could make me cry, I'll never understand.

Now I've started to listen through all of the rap albums ever awarded five mics by the Source. Illmatic, Blueprint, the D.O.C., Main Source, Ultramagnetic MC's...

And for some reason I can't stop listening to FabricLive38, by DJ Craze. It gives me tingly feelings like when I first started going to raves.

Kathy O'Neill / June 5, 2008 3:34 PM

Irish Fest At the Irish American Heritage Center....July 11-13, 2008

Gaelic Storm, the Tossers, Solas, Seven Nations, Makem and Spain Brothers and the Young Dubliners!

Mindy / June 5, 2008 3:50 PM

beirut. i love all the instruments. his music makes me want to dance.

jen / June 5, 2008 5:00 PM

in the car - power 92.3

work/home/train - sun kill moon, hot chip, the polyphonic spree, simian mobile disco

my real question is - what will the jam of the summer be?

kate / June 5, 2008 5:09 PM

Still in heavy home rotation: Black Mountain, Mountain Goats, Prinzhorn Dance School, A Place to Bury Strangers, Dodos.

Jukebox jams: Clash (every single time), they're that awesome and the whole bar knows it.

iPod: Tribe Called Quest, Le Tigre, The Jam, Avail.

Other peoples' cars: 100.3 Love FM. I'm not joking - that station plays some old Prince, Michael and Madonna JAMS! And a little 97.1, classic rock and I are homies.

Secretly when no one's around: Metal.

Rachel / June 5, 2008 6:34 PM

sparkadia. why? pants yell! does it offend you, yeah?

apparently i'm in a "bands with dramatic punctuation in their names" phase.

jennifer / June 5, 2008 7:10 PM

listening to a random mix of groups right now, including, beirut, arcade fire, micah hinson, rilo kiley. also, several muxtapes.

Michael / June 5, 2008 7:46 PM

The Cool Kids, The Shins, Death Cab, Wilco

Leelah / June 5, 2008 8:37 PM

Sadly, not the most recent Wedding Present album because it is a piece of crap.

Lots of Alkaline Trio, some songs by the Thermals, Punkrocker by the Teddybears, Ted Leo (as always), older Chumbawumba.

I need some new music!

steven / June 6, 2008 10:18 AM

Rolling Stones, Exile on Main St.
Ladytron, Velocifero
The Kills

Graham / June 6, 2008 10:36 AM

New stuff has been pretty random, lately. Does It Offend You, Yeah? and the debut by Foals were my pop springtime pleasures – the latter of which had a tendency to stay in my head. The new album from Matina Topley-Bird (produced by Dangermouse) has since taken up residence. The new Gnarls Barkley, the first half of the new Erykah Badu, the recent spate of comps of '70s Nigerian afro-funk/-disco/-rock that Soundway's been putting out have all been getting a lot of play. And I find the latest Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds LP surprisingly likable.

When the mood strikes, I still find myself reaching for Robert Wyatt's "Comicopera" and Burial's "Untrue" – both of which were among the most beautiful albums to come out last year.

Summer joint? Dunno…it may be too soon to call that one, but for the past months I've been getting my bump on to The Get 'Em Mamis' "Cold Summer."

Josh / June 6, 2008 11:06 AM

The Black Crowes, "Warpaint"
First two Peter Tosh albums
U2, "October"
Loretta Lynn, "Van Lear Rose"
Solo Keith Richards (both albums)
Waylon Jennings, live double-album from '76

annie / June 6, 2008 1:42 PM

I'm not listening to a lot of new stuff but I am digging She and Him, the Zooey Deshanel and M Ward project. My problem is that on my budget, music got the smallest allotment and it's no fun to listen to stuff and not be able to buy it, at least for me. But my summer staple is Polyphonic Spree and a through back to high school...the great Bob Marley.

Hal / June 6, 2008 4:43 PM

Lots & lots of Hindi pop/dance. It's really wierd to have a song stuck in your head and not understand a single word.

fluffy / June 6, 2008 5:28 PM

Mulatu Astatke, stuff from Analog Africa, and the Butthole Surfers' Electriclarryland.

Brian / June 7, 2008 8:26 PM

Been listening to a lot of British and European music as of late: The Editors, The Fratellis, Daniel Cirera, Arctic Monkeys, Sons and Daughters, Hooverphonic, The Kills, Franz Ferdinand, Kaiser Chiefs, Portishead, Dirty Pretty Things, etc.

Tapsonic / June 8, 2008 1:37 AM

The Does It Offend You, Yeah? album is on repeat. It is awesome!

cletus warhol / June 8, 2008 11:02 AM

I finally have some disposable income to put out for new tunes so I've been listening a lot to the new(est) discs by Shout Out Louds, Figurines, Be Your Own Pet, and Blood On The Wall; but mostly that new Portishead has been ruling the stereo. And lots of The Fiery Furnaces latest, Widow City.

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