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  1. I'm not ashamed to say I like Dire Straits, although I know that admission opens me up to heaps of ridicule, especially amongst Brits. That said, I heard "Sultans of Swing" on the radio today, and I almost wanted to drive my car into a utility pole. That would make my list, possibly. What songs make you homicidal/suicidal?
  2. Over half way through January and no one has started a new music topic yet, shame on you! My new years resolution as such was to buy at least one vinyl album a week, it needn't be a new release it could even be second hand but I would hope a lot of it is new. So far I've bought three albums but only one new release which is... The Advisory Circle - From Out Here Clips available here
  3. We're nearly at the end of the year, now. As we normally do a "what have been your favourite albums" thread, it seemed rude not to make this one. Reluctant as I am to spout off on the internet (cough), here's a few that pop in to my head. I think it's been a better year than last, though I've perhaps bought less new music (and more older stuff that I've discovered or re-discovered). In no particular order then, here's my 10. a. The Lucid Dream - The Lucid dream Post rock from Carlisle I think. Nicely builds. b. The Fall - Sub-Lingual Tabl
  4. What are you listening to with the windows rolled down and volume turned up?
  5. My Dad: Classic Rock, Blues, Soul, Jazz, Classical My Mum: Some Classic Rock (The softer stuff), Classical It's amazing how much classical music I recognize but have no idea who the composer is. The stuff I preferred as a kid were my Dad's records, like Jimi Hendrix, Stones, Aretha Franklin, Beatles. The classical was just too boring and grandiose, and I still think much of it is, but there is some fantastic classical music, no doubt.
  6. Done a CD mix of stuff picked up in 2014 and a separate classical selection for another website. Sending a couple out to VTers anyway, and already sorted a swap for something that I'm after, so why not throw it open? If you've got something you'd like to share, post it, see if you get any takers? Chrisp, I got a smashing CD from a Welsh collector of, er, Welsh stuff. Will run you a copy.
  7. Anyone getting the feeling might have a good 2014?
  8. OK guys and gals, I'm tired of waiting for someone to start this thread. Let's have them... Gonna have a think about mine, when I go do my big shop in a bit,
  9. So we have the top 10 films of all time. I am wondering who your favourite bands/singers of all time are? If you are like me this changes regularly, so it'll probably have a few changes this time next month! I'm not putting this in order yet. Paul Simon The Clash Marvin Gaye Jackie Wilson John Legend Buddy Holly The Smiths Bob Marley Goo Goo Dolls Dusty Springfield Over t'you.
  10. Inspired by a thread elsewhere on t'internet, I thought this was an interesting question because I'm sure everyone has an answer. While everyone has artists that they can't stand and songs that they can't stand, is there a song you can't help but love from one of those same artists that you ordinarily switch off? Go for it music lovers. EDIT : To clarify. It's not even a 'guilty pleasures' thread because that implies the artist(s) is(are) in some way unfashionable to start with. This is just any artist, trendy or otherwise.
  11. Here's the poster...
  12. Lovely people, Planning all things Olympics, suggestions for my music that i should have playing during my run/s? GO!
  13. We're well into December now so its that time of the year, the time when we look back on our favourite music of the year. Must say its been a great year for me, my list of albums will be posted later but please no top 10's, a list is as long as it needs to be.
  14. Was looking for something for me, but found something for Hogso. Prurient & Nico Vascellari.
  15. I think "Are You Experienced?" by Jimi Hendrix flipped the rock and roll scene on its head. Gotta be in the top 10 debut albums.
  16. I thought this was worth its own topic. Go check your Amazon cloud drive... BBC
  17. Even though it's still a bit chilly, summer is right around the corner. So with that in mind, what song or songs to you associate with summertime? What are some of your faves?
  18. Oft maligned, but with the right subject matter and a compiler that knows their salt, they can be great. This is a fave. The Dedricks' glorious syrupy sunshine pop was mostly, sadly, overlooked Perfection in vocal harmony, fans of the Beach Boys and the Association could do much worse. So what are yours? It could be for non musical reasons (a time and place album). Doesn't have to be a band, or indeed have 'Best Of' in the title, it can be chronical, genre, label or pick out a decent part of a career (Think 'Eponymous' by REM or 'We Sold Our Soul For R
  19. I want to make a mixtape for somebody as a gift, but I want to do it on cassette. None of this USB malarkey, I'm going for old school charm. I don't have a cassette deck, just a laptop and my iTunes collection. What's the best way to go about it?
  20. limpid


    I've removed the thread. Copyright infringement is illegal and doing it on any scale is almost certainly criminal. I'm not dealing with the police because people want to boast about their illegal acts. I'll leave this thread open for people to discuss the issues around copyright infringement, but do not talk about anything you do that is illegal. For the record, even making backups is illegal in the UK.
  21. I'm wondering if any of you knowledgeable VT-ers can help me at all. I heard a song a couple of years ago on 6 Music. It was from a Peel Session, and was by a band called Melys. The song was a cover of 'Hey, that's no way to say goodbye' by Leonard Cohen. I've searched and searched, but can't find it anywhere to either buy or download. It is on a certain Peel session compilation, somewhere. The details I can find online are that is was recorded for John Peel on 19th Dec 1999. Any help appreciated guys!
  22. I'm 53. Seen and heard a lot of artists, bands and listened to lots of music in my time, I have phases, like everybody, of listening to particular artists and new bands - current faves are Of Monsters and Men and Neil Young. But the one album that is a constant in my life is Disintegration by The Cure. Just thought I'd share.
  23. Well, for real. I'm going to watch Turandot tomorrow. The missus likes opera very much so I gave her that for a christmas present. For two reasons: 1: I knew she'd be very happy as she hasn't been able to go and watch an opera for many years. And she was overwhelmed so it's already worth it. 2: I don't listen to it myself, but thought that I have to see at least one in my lifetime so this is a good opportunity. Now, is there anyone in here who likes opera and/or has seen Turandot? She says that Puccini's among the most easy listening opera writers and a good one to start with.
  24. The year's not quite over, but December is typically a slow month for new music, so let's get this show on the road. Here's last year's thread for reference. Favourites? Disappointments? Feel free to add those you played a hell of a lot this year that weren't released in 2012 as well. YouTube/other sample links are appreciated by all! For me... Best 10 of 2012 (in no order): The Menzingers – On The Impossible Past [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CsFAguSp7w0][http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LWTZj2FqJMU] Fear Factory – The Industrialist [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E510Ixbv-BA][ht
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