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More Music from the Inbox

Published on January 24th, 2012 | by Alan Cross

Now it's starting to get interesting.  After more than a month of a mere trickle of new releases, things are starting to power up for 2012.  

As usual, you'll find plenty of recommendations coming from me on a daily basis but there's also the material Juliette Jagger helps me sort through.

Here, then, are more recommendations from all the stuff that's flooded into my inbox over the last week.

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I Like This: Pynner

Published on January 21st, 2012 | by Alan Cross

Pynner is the former drummer of Kill Matilda.  Stretching his legs a little, he’s in the process of finishing up an electro-rock sci-fi concept album entitled 2081 which is coming later this year.  It’s noisy.  I ... Read More


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The Recommendation Project Part 24: The PERFECT Rock Song

Published on January 21st, 2012 | by Alan Cross

Here's a tough one.  In your opinion, what one song best embodies the spirit of rock?

Obviously, this could be a highly subjective question but I'd like you to try an approach it from an objective, scientific and anthropoligical point of view.

My choice is The Who's "Won't Get Fooled Again" from 1971.  It's rebellious, opinionated, full of energy, brilliantly arranged, timeless in its sound and features perhaps the greatest scream ever recorded.  If I had to present an example of rock to an alien civilization, this is the song I'd use.

Then again, I could be full of it.  From your objective scientific perch, what's your choice for the perfect rock song?

Here are the rules for The Recommendation Project.

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This Week’s Top 11 Playlist – 20 January 2012

Published on January 20th, 2012 | by Alan Cross

Isn't January over yet?  Admittedly, it hasn't been a rough winter as yet--at least where I am--so I really shouldn't be whining.  Still, spring and green grass seems so far, far away.

I guess the good news is that I haven't had to do much yard work of any kind, which leaves me more time to search out new tunes.  Here's what I've come back with this week.  Either click the player link in this post or use the Mediazoic player on the right hand-side of the page.

The full playlist after the jump.

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Some Pre-Release Listening on Rdio

Published on January 20th, 2012 | by Alan Cross

Here are two album that you might want to preview before they go on sale. The first is from Bhi Bhiman, a Sri Lankan folksinger, called Bhiman.  Access it here. Once you’re done with that, try ... Read More


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I Like This: Edgar Breau

Published on January 19th, 2012 | by Alan Cross

One of the great unsung Canadian bands was Simply Saucer, a proto-punk-slash-psych band from Hamilton that was around in the late 70s.  But once the band dissolved, singer and guitarist Edgar Breau sold all his electric ... Read More


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I Like This: Some Velvet Morning

Published on January 17th, 2012 | by Alan Cross

U2-influenced UK band with a debut record produced by Rik Simpson, a guy who has worked with Coldplay. In fact, these guys could end up supporting Martin and Co. on a portion of their upcoming world ... Read More


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I Like This: Plants and Animals

Published on January 17th, 2012 | by Alan Cross

With a new album entitled The End of That coming February 28, Plants and Animals have a 7-inch single for “Lightshow.”  Give it a listen. Plants and Animals – Lightshow by SecretCityRecords  ... Read More


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Even More Music (and Video) from the Inbox

Published on January 15th, 2012 | by Alan Cross

It's just too cold to go outside.  My dog goes outside just to bark at winter.  "Where's the grass?  I gotta do my business!" she shouts. I haven't the heart to tell her that it might be another ten weeks or so.  Poor thing.

She's been spending more time in the chair here in my office where the sun tends to shine through in the mornings and early afternoons.  I think that lulls her into thinking that there's still someplace soft and warm outside to pee.

We've also been listening to a lot of music together.  We pre-filter material and then send it off to Juliette Jagger for final analysis.  Here's what she returned today.

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The Recommendation Project Part 23: Winter

Published on January 13th, 2012 | by Alan Cross

We've managed to dodge winter in my part of the world up until now.  But this morning, I woke up to hideous, cold blowing snow.  I hate it.

Time to retreat inside until spring.  The challenge is to come up a playlist that will help us survive the winter, physically, mentally or both.  

I've begun things with a track from The Winter of Mixed Drinks by Frightened Rabbit.  You're free to choose whatever you'd like for the playlist--as long as it doesn't come from Sting.  Or Enya.

Here are the rules for The Recommendation Project.

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This Week’s Top 11 Playlist – 13 January 2012

Published on January 13th, 2012 | by Alan Cross

Putting together a mixtape can be a tricky thing, especially if you're dealing with really, really new tunes. Do they all go together?  Is the flow correct?  Is one style over- or under-represented?  And will anyone like it?  Not sure.  But that's the mystery of the mixtape.  

Here's this week's selection of songs that caught my attention. Use the player in the right-hand column or just click on the link below.  

Give 'em a listen.  Comments welcome.  And thanks again to Mediazoic for the help.

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More Music from the Inbox

Published on January 13th, 2012 | by Alan Cross

I don't know about where you are, but the weather outside my office window is awful.  Winter has finally hit.  Yuck.  

Best to stay inside and sort through some new tunes, don't you think?

This installment of music recommendations is brought by Jay at That's Funky Awesome.

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