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    Hottest Canadian Bands

    OK, I think we can all agree that some of the best music nowadays is coming from North of the (U.S.) border – in other words, Canada. It seems like every week there’s another discovery of a Canadian artist that is going to be the next big thing. While they don’t always deliver on that particular...
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    Serious? Or just trying to stir controversy?

    This was an interesting and somewhat provoking read: We're talking some landmark albums by Nirvana, Arcade Fire, The Doors, The Beach Boys, Pink Floyd, among others. Apparently, some music-heads think they suck, despite their popularity and acclaim. Full article here.
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    For those itching for New Pornographers...

    ...Matador Records is 'releasing' the album early through Buy Early Get Now. Basically, the deal is, you pre-order the album, and get password-only access to a live stream, which you can listen to until the August 21 official release (though I'm unsure if it's only the one listen or unlimited...
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    New Decemberists

    So apparently parts of the new album, scheduled for release in early October, has leaked (big surpise there). I managed to snag a couple of tracks off various blogs before they were yanked off. I love the Decemberists, and so far, I like what I hear. The sound is slightly different, a bit...
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    2006 Pitchfork Music Festival Sampler - free from emusic

    found this on gorilla vs. bear: emusic is involved with the Pitchfork Music Fest this year, and they are currently offering a FREE eMusic 24-track compilation made up entirely of artists on the bill, including unreleased tracks from Mountain Goats and Yo La Tengo, as well as songs from...
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    Belle & Sebastian

    I’ve just been getting into these guys. I have some random songs here and there. Some of you have been speaking highly of their latest “Push Barman to Open Old Wounds.” Which would you say is/are their best album(s) for a beginner crash course?
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    Best Rock Voice

    We've already talked about favorite instrumentalists - we've covered drummers, guitarists, even tambourine players. I was wondering who y'all thought had the best voice in rock. Not in the American Idol sense of the word (no Mariah Carey or Andrea Bocelli-type entries, please), but a voice...
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    I get the p2p thing, but this?

    The next installment in the saga of the internet download wars. Crackdown on lyrics sites Where will it end?
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    What the... itunes has a mind of its own

    So I'll try to explain the situation in the most articulate way I can. Here goes... A friend of mine got a new ipod mini, which I helped set up for him on his laptop. Browsing through his music collection, I saw a couple of tracks I wanted to 'borrow' for my own ipod. No problems there, I'm set...
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    Morning Becomes Eclectic now podcasting!

    PSA - For those of you (like me) for whom this show is a link to discovering/enjoying superb music, this excellent KCRW show is now podcasting its live in-studio performances. This is really cool, since I usually miss out on most of them, being at work during the broadcast (2:00PMish NY time)...
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    Soul Meets Body

    Please choose the appropriate forum for this topic. Thank you. anyone hear the new DCFC single? They've posted it on their myspace page here I gave it a cursory listen and wasn't exactly blown away. Definitely different than the Transatlanticism sound. I need to hear it some more though...
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    childhood nostalgia help! (you Britons especially)

    Please choose the appropriate forum for this topic. Thank you. Okay, I've been trying my darndest to remember the name of this book I read as a kid during one of my summers in England. I don't know why it came up now, but it's been driving me crazy! I don't know the author or title, obviously...
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    Sad and gloomy – or, what makes music depressing

    I know there’s already a thread about sad/depressing music, but this is something different. So I’ve been listening to a lot of Aqualung lately. And I’ve found that his music suits me most when I’m feeling a bit blue; actually it sometimes makes me feel like crying a little (hey, I’m a girl...
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    Adult Alternative vs. Adult Contemporary

    Another one of those annoying genre threads, I'm afraid. So what is the difference between these two sometimes overlapping genres? Does it all really boil down to the same thing? Is one more rock-, another more pop- (ergo, more teen-) oriented? One website suggested it has more to do with...
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    Kaiser Chiefs song reminds me of…?

    This has been driving me bonkers. The song “Born to Be a Dancer” is really reminiscent of something I’ve heard before, but I can’t pinpoint what. Something by Weezer maybe? That whole climbing-up-the-scale bit (chorus) … Do you know the real answer, I was born to be a dancer… even...
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    "introduction to Indie" mix

    I'm trying to get a friend of mine into indie music, and thought to make a mix. I thought perhaps some Death Cab, Shins, Flaming Lips, Wilco, Interpol, etc, staying away from the more obscure ones for starters. So, you indie lovers out there. I need actual SONG suggestions, rather than just...
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    Classification question

    What to do in the case of a soundtrack? I have several movie soundtracks in my ipod. My question is what do you guys put in under artist? If I do 'VARIOUS ARTISTS," as listed on the CD, that doesn't help when I'm browsing by artist, so for now I put the particular artist for each track. This...
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    smart playlist mystery

    I've got a smart playlist for "recently added" tracks, set to items added within the past 14 days. Something funky's going on - in itunes, that list has 53 song, but I noticed on my ipod (this is after syncing -- I'm not a complete nincompoop :p ) that same playlist has 169 songs, some of which...
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    connect to multiple PCs

    Ok, so I may be the antiditz, but when it comes to Ipods, not so much. Here goes: I know it's possible to hook your Ipod up to multiple PCs- i.e. one at home and one at work, like in my case. I've been told all you have to do is set it to "manual," but all that does for me so far is not erase...