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What's everyone listening to?

Asteriktos

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Lately I've been trying to listen to albums rather than random songs. I digitized all of my cds last year and realized that for some reason listening to whole albums makes music-listening more"meaningful" if that makes any sense.
Yeah, I agree that it's a different experience and can add something substantial to the mix. Sometimes I miss the good old days when I'd sit and listen to an entire album while I read the lyrics and looked at the liner notes and pictures, trying to figure out in a pre-internet age why a band was thanking someone named "Jazzy Jeff" or where a venue named "Sparky's Pit" was. Sadly, I think at this point the way I listen to music, and interact with entertainment generally, has just changed too much to go back to that. I sometimes listen to albums, but almost always as background sound: I just go to Spotify, search for a band I like, and let it start playing through their discography while I play a video game. Generally if I'm going to focus for half an hour on music these days, I prefer looking up covers or variations of a single song or two on youtube and watching those.
 

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Sometimes I miss the good old days when I'd sit and listen to an entire album while I read the lyrics and looked at the liner notes and pictures, trying to figure out in a pre-internet age why a band was thanking someone named "Jazzy Jeff" or where a venue named "Sparky's Pit" was.
Yeah I miss that too. It used to be exciting to find something new to listen. I guess focusing on listening was easier back then when getting new music was a lot more complicated and seemingly pricier than now. Getting a new album was something special and not something just a few taps away.

I sometimes listen to albums, but almost always as background sound: I just go to Spotify, search for a band I like, and let it start playing through their discography while I play a video game.
I do this too but IMO it's better than listen to ready-made playlists or picking a random song and let algorithm choose the rest. Youtube's really good at that but it doesn't feel personal. Wanting to listen this or that artist is an intentional choice. Wanting to listen just something is not a choice.
 

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Going through Deutsch Nepal's whole discography. I only found about them yesterday and seems pretty good stuff.

 

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On a bit of early-ish Grave Digger groove today - The Reaper and Heart of Darkness. Guess Tunes of War will have to wait for tomorrow.
 

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Good for teens?
They'd better be familiar with the myths first, because naturally not everything is in the songs. Get them the book, or, for the first two branches, listen to the Celtic Myth Podshow.

EDIT: This is a good introduction, to decide if you want to go into more story detail, not to mention pronunciation. The text can be found in many places online; Charlotte Guest's translation is common domain.
 
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i love this song and am thankful it's been uploaded to youtube in good quality last year

 

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Ethiopian Jazz. I don't know much about Jazz but this is good stuff.
 
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