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Tuesday, February 06, 2007


I know this is late. But better late than anything else:)
This is sort of my picks from the previous year. It’s always been a rough task to create a list which can blow away me or anyone (and I doubt certainly, if it does).

The Slip - Eisenhower
The Slip seems to be a so-called jam band trio from MA. But this album definitely more than their jammy signatures, it’s an interesting amalgam of smart studio sounds and their jazz roots. Critics said they failed in doing this, I felt it’s a stimulating attempt.

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Donald Fagen – Morph the Cat
I love almost everything about the Dan and their solo efforts or anything. MTC is sleek, smart and as the critics said – the album reveals more complexity with every single spin.

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Bob Dylan – Modern Times
Hmm. You should contact TR for his brilliant review here.

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Disco Biscuits – the Wind @ 4 to Fly
A collection of live tracks. The album is groovy and lots of fun (well, I think that’s the Biscos are famous for) to listen.

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DJ Logic – Zen of Logic
I heard turntablist DJ Logic first time in a show with MMW. This album is his latest, interesting mix of contemporary jazz sound with a hip hop touch.

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The Flaming Lips – at War With the Mystics
Always experimenting TFL, I was wondering if they can make anything suitable to follow the footsteps of Yoshimi. The lyrics are contemporary, songs are war related and the sound is typical of Mr. Coyne. For a nice review go here.

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Snow Patrol – Eyes Open
Never heard this brit indie-rockers before this album. Good songwriting, nice guitar works and sing-along choruses make this album in the list.

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TV on the Radio – Return to Cookie Mountain
It’s punk, its electronic, its guitars over hip-hop beats; well it’s something more.

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Derek Trucks Band – Songlines
Derek Trucks, the slide wizard is back with this album and I felt perhaps this is still date the best effort of the band. This one surely puts Trucks not only as the slide Monk but a spirited serious songwriter. And yes, this album contains a neat version of the live staple Sahib Teri Bandi.

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Dixie Chicks – Taking the Long Way
Finally a tribute to the movie.

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Will post some updates on live recordings of '06 in next post!
update - and this is the dl. link.
Go sendspacing :)


Blogger TheLadyLazarus said...

Hey, have you heard of a band called Cactus? D'you like them?

4:42 AM  
Blogger Arun said...

seems that odeo server is down, as none of the tracks are loading.

btw, moe. have released a new studio album - the conch - late last month!

5:38 AM  
Blogger gIftoFwIngs said...

@tll - cactus? the bengali one?

@arun - yup! the conch! its so so and not hot like wormwood. Watching moe. again today ;)

11:00 AM  
Blogger gIftoFwIngs said...

Theres something going wrong in the settings of Odeo. Please come back in two days to check the tracks. Sorry :(

11:03 AM  
Blogger Tabula Rasa said...

checking back here after a long while - not sure why. thanks a lot for the tip, and for all the great music!

2:06 AM  
Blogger Tabula Rasa said...

ok - having said that, i see stupid odeo isn't working again :-(

thanks for the effort anyway!

2:07 AM  
Blogger gIftoFwIngs said...

thanks TR. I think need to go back ol' school sendspace!

12:36 PM  
Blogger kundalini said...

yes, sendspace these pl. :)

12:38 AM  

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