In My Earbuds Lately

For months I subscribed to too many podcasts, and so wasn’t listening to a lot of music. But lately I’ve made an effort to rectify that. Here’s what I’ve been bopping to.

  • Apples In Stereo – Travellers In Space And Time (2010). Lots of vocoder!
  • David Bowie – Pin Ups (1973). Glam covers of 60s British pop tunes.
  • Brimstone Solar Radiation Band – Solstice (2005). Norway’s finest psychedelia!
  • Jet – Shaka Rock (2009). Stonesy, amazingly derivative and amazingly good.
  • Midlake – Courage of Others (2010). Mournful, close two-part harmony, guitars, flute, always on the brink of over-earnestness.
  • Norm Sherman – Esoteric Order of Sherman (2012). Masterfully genre-spanning geek comedy songs.
  • Sword – Age of Winters (2006). Black Sabbath devotees lamenting the passing of the aurochs.
  • Tame Impala – Lonerism (2012). Australian Lennon soundalike plays spaced-out pop under the direction of ex-Mercury-Rev producer.
  • Yes – Fragile (1971). Exuberantly intricate prog rock.

Now tell me about some more good albums!


  1. #1 Peter Lindberg
    May 23, 2013

    Some bands you might like, based on the above: Foxygen, The Lonely Wild, Fort Lean, Young Jesus.

  2. #2 Martin R
    May 23, 2013

    Thank you Peter!

  3. #3 Anders
    May 24, 2013

    I’m picking up the debut album by Mysteriet ( on Tuesday when I do lunch with their drummer, a former colleague of mine. If it’s as good as the first released track, I’ll be sure to tell you more about it.

  4. #4 Connie
    KY, USA
    May 24, 2013

    Give Anais Mitchell’s Hadestown a try. A “folk opera” telling of the Greek tale of Orpheus and Eurydice “set in a post-apocalyptic Depression Era.”

  5. #5 Wesley Dodson
    May 24, 2013

    The new Daft Punk album!

  6. #6 Birger Johansson
    May 27, 2013

    This one is from 1981; Dumb All Over- Frank Zappa

  7. #7 Birger Johansson
    May 27, 2013

    “’ New archaeological ‘high definition’ sourcing sharpens understanding of the past”

    Regarding headline: I recall a MAD magazine pa r ody of the Bond film For Your Eyes Only:
    “For Your Eyebags, Oldy”
    ( Roger Moore was getting along in years by that time)

  8. #8 Birger Johansson
    May 27, 2013

    Ahnenerbe’s favourite pseudo-pagan cult place

  9. #9 Birger Johansson
    May 29, 2013

    ( OT)
    “Re-creating the original colors of treasured ivory carvings from the ancient past”
    “Look Up! Venus, Jupiter and Mercury Conjoin this Evening”

  10. #10 Birger Johansson
    June 3, 2013

    Sparks – Computer Girl ( recorded in 1969! ) .
    before your birth but too late for “2001”.

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