No Way to Recall What It Was That You Said to Me

New Music

R.E.M. – Murmur – My attempt to discover the best that the 1980’s has to offer has resulted in my rediscovery of R.E.M.  I was enormously into them when my entire music collection was on cassette tapes.  As I moved over to CDs, I never re-purchased the albums and I moved on to different (louder) genres of music. Although I’ve managed to acquire a fair amount of their music from my youngest brother (who’s becoming an R.E.M. nut himself) neither he nor I ever had this album, so when I found it on the cheap at the local used record store, I pounced.  It’s definitely recognizable as the same band, but it’s still a bit different than the early 90’s R.E.M. that I used to be so enamored with.

Random Ten Songs

Dredg – The Ornament (Live at the Fillmore)
Nine Inch Nails – The Perfect Drug (Lost Highway Soundtrack)
Foo Fighters – Ain’t It The Life (There Is Nothing Left To Lose)
Nine Inch Nails – Zero Sum (Year Zero)
Tantric – Breakdown (Tantric)
Rage Against the Machine – Take the Power Back (Rage Against the Machine)
Jane’s Addiction – Summertime Rolls (Nothing’s Shocking)
Tool – Eulogy (Ænima)
Nine Inch Nails – That’s What I Get (Pretty Hate Machine)
Nine Inch Nails – Piggy (The Downward Spiral)

The NIN quadruple! If there was a band I expected to show up 4 times in a single list, it would be NIN. They’ve released so many albums that they actually account for almost 10% of the songs on my iPod (alright, I went and actually counted – 156 songs out of 1866, or 8.3%).

Two Videos

…And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead – Bells of Creation

They managed to release a new album without my noticing, perhaps it will make an appearance at the top of one of these posts soon.

Nine Inch Nails – Something I Can Never Have

Couldn’t resist…

Friday Music Post

My trip back to Minnesota was a fruitful one musically. These albums took me away from my ’80s kick for a little bit, but variety is the spice of life they tell me.

Black Keys – Thickfreakness – You know what you’re getting with a Black Keys album.  More not-quite-clean blues rock from these two as I get closer to completing the collection.
Foo Fighters – Skin and Bones – Apparently this came out is 2006, but I wasn’t aware of it.  There are a lot of the Foo Fighter favorites on this one, and the “unplugged” arrangements are interesting in general.
Radiohead – The Best Of – Not an enormous Radiohead fan, but my brother just got this for Christmas, so since it was laying around, I made a copy for myself.  Time will tell whether I ever listen to it.
R.E.M. – Out Of Time – Long ago I had this album, along with a bunch of other R.E.M. albums, so I’m glad I’m getting a chance to once again add this back into my collection.
R.E.M. – Accelerate – I was in an R.E.M. kind of mood.  Haven’t listened to this one yet.

Random Ten Songs

Radiohead – The Bends
Counting Crows – Recovering the Satellites
Queens of the Stone Age – 3’s and 7’s
Soul Asylum – Promises Broken
Tool – Undertow
Minus the Bear – I Lost All My Money at the Cock Fights
A.F.I. – The Last Kiss
The Clash – London Calling
Propellerheads – Cominagetcha
Foo Fighters – Home

Couple of Videos

Foo Fighters – Everlong

R.E.M. – Low