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  1. Taj Mahal - Taj Mahal


    Possibly my most favourite classical blues album and I had forgotten all about it! It was honestly about 15 years since I last listened to this when I got into a bit of a blues buzz. There's nothing about this album to dislike at all. The musicians are metronomic in their playing. The recording is excellent for its day. Each instrument is given its own space when needed and the vocals are top notch. I enjoyed this so much I took out the aul electric over the weekend and had a little play along to it. Easily a 9/10 for me. Great choice and glad to get back to it. "Smoke that Guitar boy, smoke that Guitar"


    *I had a track by track review typed out but the laptop ran outta juice - grrr*


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  2. 43 minutes ago, Lee909 said:

    I'll catch up then during the week. 


    Wasn't sure where to go with this as a few of my options are just to long as live recordings. So I'll go with the man and album that inspired my favourite guitarist to delve fully into slide, with the help of a corcidin pill bottle


    Taj Mahal debut album - Taj Mahal






    Been a while since I've heard this. Nice one. 

  3. 9 hours ago, Jose Jones said:

    Hamilton Leithauser + Rostam - I had a dream you were mine


    First of all it annoys me that Rostam has forsaken his surname, which is one of the best in the world of pop.

    Plus it would have made him seem like a real contributor instead of a tag on bit part.


    Anyway I wanted to really like this album because Zonko is my new best music buddy.  It starts off pretty well, I like 1000 Times and Rough Going but as the record goes on the songs start to peter out a bit.


    I thought it might be a grower but even third time through none of it is really grabbing me, and by this time Hamilton’s voice is starting to grate a bit.


    I always had a bit of an impression that Rostam was the power behind the throne in Vampire Weekend, but listening to this maybe Ezra Koenig was responsible for the catchy tunes all along.


    Either that or Rostam needs to embrace his Batmanglij to get his full powers back.


    I’m giving this 5.5/10



    It's via Vampire Weekend that I came to this album actually. I still think Rostam is the power behind them but on this one decided to expand any idea that popped into his head. Maybe he pushed too far on this. I still like it though and it generally gets favourable reviews. That said, I 100% understand people not liking Hamilton's voice. I can't stand Rod Stewart for the same reason! 

  4. 1 hour ago, General Dryness said:

    According to AngryofTuebrook you're supposed to spell it "masterbate" when used in this context.


    He negged me for spelling it correctly, so now I'm negging you for spelling it correctly. You can take it up with him.


    He's right.


    Masterbate - be in control of the whole process


    Masturbate - just lob it out without much care

  5. That's the beauty of music. Everyone's tastes are different and that's what makes it exciting. His voice is in the marmite category for sure. When I first heard him sing on this I didn't like it either but then it grew on me. I saw him live and he was great but I wouldn't expect everyone to like it. 

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