I'm sorry to bring this thread back to older music, but I listened to Mississippi John Hurt today again and realized how good that man was. Quickly becoming one of my favourite blues artists. He was such a gentle voice and the way he picks the strings of his guitar is just too good.
Has anyone of you heard of him?
YES. Awesome. Last Sessions is a masterpiece.
Also, Amia Venera Landscape - The Long Procession is my favourite metalcore album of the last 5 years. So perfect. Will convert people put offf by the genre tag (which has been tarnished by ignorant people).
It's amazing. Especially if you think about the time when this music was recorded.
Alright. Oh and we should move the discussion back in here. I'm confused with two threads.
EDIT: Oh my sweet Baby Jesus. I'd just like to state that Beethoven's Symphony 5 is streets ahead. Should be in 'Basic Essentials', although it's an obvious one. Well, you've got Holst in there so at least some Classical recordings. ;-P
"... and all the pieces matter."
Last edited by Daredevil Jeff; 12-26-2011 at 03:09 PM.
Oh yeah. That 'Morning Mood'. Oh I remember the time when I heard this piece and went mad because I didn't know the name of it so I could listen to it again. Took me long to discover it (please note that this was really long ago )
And now that we're on the topic of Classical music, I listened to Stravinsky's Firebird and The Rite of Spring (both conducted by him) today and let me just say they are outstanding. The former is a real good piece but the latter one just blew me away. This is war music. Seriously recommened.
Thoughts on Beck? I haven't listened to any 90s Beck in ages (although 'Where It's At' came on at some shitty club on Christmas. I assumed someone was fucking with the crack heads trying to pole dance), but I've had Sea Change and Guero on rotation the last week or so. Sea Change is the kind of thing Dylan was talking about when he said he couldn't really understand how people could enjoy something so full of pain (talking about Blood on the Tracks). Sea Change is just depressing as shit, but man it is good. I probably prefer Guero, but I don't know if I'd say it's "better" than Sea Change. I mean, I think I'd say 'Lost Cause' from Sea Change is the best Beck song of the decade, but 'E-Pro' and 'Girl' from Guero are just catchy as all fuck. I should listen to Odelay again, like, yesterday.