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Music! What are you listening to now?

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Starstruck said:
I wonder how life in Portugal is going. I'd love to visit (or live) there again. Beautiful, inexpensive and a country full of people prone to depressive tendencies in the sunshine. Paradise with wine.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p1B3abRJg6w
Do you know Mariza?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n6LdDqvrIHE

Anyway, I just found this app called MusicBrainz Picard. This allows anyone to automatically tag all of their music, in order to add the necessary metadata. This, together with lyrical for Mac, allows you you have files with complete metadata on iTunes.

It's great. I just listened to "The Smiths" 4 albums, and just got hooked again. One thing that caught my attention is that "How soon is now?" was originally a B-side?
 
I can't see Fado in Mariza for some reason. Nothing personal, though. There are very few good Fado singers left and close to none on the younger side. Even Dulce Pontes' songs full of synthetic instrumentals are more Fado. Don't get me wrong, though. Mariza is a good singer.
 
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I can't see Fado in Mariza for some reason. Nothing personal, though. There are very few good Fado singers left and close to none on the younger side. Even Dulce Pontes' songs full of synthetic instrumentals are more Fado. Don't get me wrong, though. Mariza is a good singer.
I understand that she has a more contemporary vibe going, but she can do it all. She's brilliant.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OzrUs08-SWs
 
Still loving The Avalanches new album "Wildflower". Something about the organised chaos just works for me, but it can certainly be an acquired taste. Here's the first single featuring Danny Brown and MF Doom:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SjfspM5sDIA

The second, Subways, is much more like their first epic album "Since I left you":

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bPIMfOIuEe4&list=PL-wsYkldZt1Xm7qtzSFeqXW8Z2flziSYC

Very unique sound, these guys can use over 300 unique samples on just one track and source them from anything - classic films, obscure records, radio shows, who knows. Listened to on their own, Avalanches tracks don't always make sense, these guys make albums that should be listened to in their entirety - something quite rare these days.

Can't wait to see these guys live again, they're one of the few electronic acts who can really deliver a show.
 
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Libertine Seguros said:
Jeff Buckley ~ Dream Brother (Mystery White Boy Version)

There was a period in my late teens where Jeff Buckley and the Cocteau Twins made up the majority of my listening. While Jeff's œuvre is pretty limited for obvious reasons, there are myriad different versions of the famous songs, and this live version is to my mind the best version of what's probably my favourite track that made it to Grace.
When you're as talented as Jeff Buckley was, you don't need a massive range in your repertoire. He had such a stunning and unique style of both singing and playing that his music still stands out on it's own today.

That is a fantastic version of an epic song BTW. I also loved his covers of classic jazz singers like Nina Simone and Ella Fitzgerald as well. Forget Her was his standout track for me though.