Yeah, it’s been a while… like, a really long while. So what have I been listening to lately? Here comes another list, this one sans commentary:
- The Beta Band - Hot Shots II
- Bondage Fruit - IV
- Mogwai - Rock Action
- Mos Def & Talib Kweli - Black Star
- Outkast - Stankonia
- Steve Stevens - Flamenco a-Go-Go
- Tangerine Dream - Phaedra
- Uzva - Tammikuinen Tammela
- Volapük - Polyglöt
- Yeti - Things to Come…
- Zao - Z=7L
The Roots just played a free show here in New Haven. An entire square block was covered in Yale students, New Haven residents, and people from surrounding towns and colleges. I stayed for a bit and they did a good show, but I couldn’t see jack and I’m not familiar with much of their music, so I wasn’t really feeling it. Shame, because what I have heard I’ve really liked. I’m going to have to pick up a couple of their albums at some point.
Although I’m really digging the hip-hop, post-rock, and indie-rock acquisitions that I’ve made in the past few months, I think I’m finally getting back into the swing of progressive rock. The list above has the highest proportion of prog-to-non-prog than any listening list has had for quite some time. This is dangerous for my wallet, but good for this website.
Tags: The Roots