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Music Monday — What are you listening to? (April 25)

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There are loads of posts out there where folks have asked others' for song suggestions and urged the community to drop links to their favorite tunes. I have pretty eclectic tastes and am open to whatever, so I've always enjoyed digging through the comments section of these posts and taste-testing different tunes. I've even kicked off one of my own suggest-a-song posts previously with Share your favorite Halloween tunes.

With that in mind, I've decided to start up a weekly series where folks can chime in and drop links to whatever it is they're listening to + browse others suggestions.

So, what have y'all been listening to today? Note: you can embed a link to your song on most platform using the following syntax {% embed https://... %}.

I look forward to tuning into y'all's tunes!

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Cristian Fernando

I really like music in French

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Fernando

That’s a lovely song. Nice and smooth, I like it.

The little music I know in French is all Dub (Reggae) or Stromae 😅. My favorite is Dub Inc., which is somewhat rap style in the verses with English choruses... I totally had to google translate them to understand what I’m listening to though 🤣

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Michael Tharrington Author

Awww yeah, I remember us listening to Dub when you visited me. You turned me on to a lotta cool stuff. I also remember ya schooling me a bit on soundsystem culture — such a dope scene! 🙌

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Michael Tharrington Author

Wow, I really like this. 🙂 I've not listened to much French music, but this is dope.

Thanks for sharing!

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Cristian Fernando

It would be interesting to take this idea to a post in Spanish @michaeltharrington

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Michael Tharrington Author

Ooo it would indeed!

If you're up for it, I'd be happy for ya to take this idea and repost it in Spanish. You could post it as is and link back here or just take the idea without attribution and roll with it the way ya wanna. 🙂

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Cristian Fernando

I would love to take the idea with your permission and make a weekly post to share music

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Michael Tharrington Author

Absolutely cool with me! Please do take it and run with it. 😀

It'll be fun to check out each others' posts and see the different suggestions we get. 🙌

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Fernando • Edited on

I just started listening to a band from Argentina that's been around for ~20 years and can't believe it took me this long to discover them 🙃

A more rock 'n' roll (some punk/grunge mixed in there maybe?) english band I've had on heavy rotation recently is "OK Go"

They have some funky stuff too 🔥

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Michael Kohl • Edited on

a band from Argentina that's been around for ~20 years

Maybe also check out Attaque 77, they've been around since 1987.

on heavy rotation recently is "OK Go"

If you haven't seen them yet, their music videos are generally amazing.



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Fernando

I feel like I've overheard Arrancacorazones at some point, it sounds a little familiar. Probably at dive bars here in Latam, but definitely didn't recall the band/song by name 😅

I'll definitely be on Attaque 77 radio today. Rock en español mood now 🤘🏼🖤

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Michael Tharrington Author

Woot! Awesome suggestions, Fernando. Thank ya!

I just found Intoxicados on YouTube cause apparently the tune isn't located in my country via Spotify. Sharing here in case any other folks have this issue!

I really like this tune by the way. Very chill. 😎

I'm also digging the OK Go tunes a lot. I hadn't listened to these folks in forever, but I always loved the music video for "Here It Goes Again" (check it out below 👇). Both of the songs you dropped by them are awesome; especially loving "I Won't Let You Down" which you're absolutely right is so dang funky!

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Fernando

I just found Intoxicados on YouTube cause apparently the tune isn't located in my country via Spotify.

Oh wow, that’s the first time I’ve seen that done by Spotify, it’s usually YouTube that restricts content based on location for me 😅

I really like this tune by the way. Very chill. 😎

The lyrics are 🧑‍🍳 💋 too, albeit in Spanish. It talks about how grateful they are of the good friends they have in life, which makes it lovely to sing along to (a “love song” to friends isn’t that common AFAICT)

I hadn't listened to these folks in forever, but I always loved the music video for "Here It Goes Again"

Oh that music video brings back some great MTV era memories! Iconic with the treadmills

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Aww man, I'm gonna have to look up the lyrics and first try my best to read them in Spanish, but then translate them to English. I love the idea of a love song for friends — that's a seriously cool idea and I think you're right that it's not super common. I'm gonna try and think of some songs that go with that premise and will be sure to share!

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Fernando

I love the idea of a love song for friends — that's a seriously cool idea and I think you're right that it's not super common. I'm gonna try and think of some songs that go with that premise and will be sure to share!

Please do share if you find some! You know I vibe with most if not all your suggestions so far 😆

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Michael Kohl • Edited on

I live on an island and it's hot season now, so for the island vibe, Till von Sein:

Hip-hop wise I'm quite digging Denzel Curry's new album Melt My Eyez See Your Future. For example this track featuring slowthai has nice DnB beats:

Owl Vision, one of my favorite artists, also dropped a new single:

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arielbk

Nice! I really liked that Zatoichi track on the album too 👌

It reminds me of this Vince Staples track that also has a UK sound influence:

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Michael Kohl

Big Vince Staples fan, he also just dropped a new album like 2 weeks ago:

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arielbk

Oh I didn't realise, I'll be listening to this today!

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Michael Tharrington Author

Awww yayeah! So good to hear from you in this thread, Michael. I remember swapping tunes with ya many a day over Slack.

I'm gonna have to pop these suggestions on tomorrow. I'm taking the day for myself today and about to head outside and catch some rays. ☀️

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Thomas Hansen • Edited on

When I code I prefer Mozart, Miles Davis, or something else without lyrics. When I play something myself, I tend to become more noisy ;)

soundcloud.com/thomas-hansen-39139...

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Michael Tharrington Author

Awww yayeah!

I'm with you on the lyric-less tunes while working otherwise I can easily get distracted.

And ooooo your playing is excellent!! I'm listening to Chicken Pickin' now and digging it! Do you play all the parts here? Following you on SoundCloud now!

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Thomas Hansen

Thx Michael, I'm playing bass and guitar on Chicken Pickin'. I also have an acoustic drum kit, a piano and a saxophone - However, guitar is my strongest instrument ...

Chicken Pickin' will be featured in a Hollywood documentary about Chuck Norris actually :D

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Michael Tharrington Author

Haha! That is so random and so awesome. Congrats!

And dang! You could be a 1 man band. 🎸🥁🎹🎷

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Michael Tharrington Author • Edited on

I've been tuning into Jane's Addiction today. I think this is likely because I've been listening to lotsa Red Hot Chili Peppers lately and the two bands have a definite connection as the guitarist for Jane's Addiction temporarily joined RHCP for the album One Hot Minute.

Anyway, the song that I've been digging most is "Been Caught Stealing" which ya can listen to via Spotify or YouTube below:

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arielbk

Jane's Addiction are really something!

If you're interested in some of the backstory of the new Chilis album, the producer Rick Rubin interviews each of the band members individually on the Broken Record Podcast, starting with John Frusciante.

Rick Rubin is so chill, and it's cool to hear them opening up about the history of the band and the new album.

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Michael Tharrington Author

Oh this is right my alley. Thanks for sharing!!

Side note: I listened to Rick Rubin interview Andre 3000 a while back and he is one super chill human being. It was a great interview with Andre 3000 too... he talked really openly about feeling insecure about new music.

Anywho, I'll totally be tuning into this interview with the Chilis!

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Nick Taylor

I’m all over the map with music and I’m the type of person that can listen to the same song on repeat forever.

Some songs in my current rotation:

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Michael Tharrington Author

Heck yeah! Variety is the spice of life. These look like some awesome suggestions, btw. 🙂

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Nick Taylor

I'm also a big fan of Nine Inch Nails and Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross collabs. I currently have this on repeat. So much great instrumental stuff.

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Gracie Gregory (she/her) • Edited on

Today was an Air day — specifically "Moon Safari" 😌

I was just six years old when this album came out but my dad would play it constantly so the album kind of feels like a peripheral soundtrack to my childhood.

I think all the songs on this album are tremendously good, but my favorite is Ce Matin Là. The best way I can describe what I feel when I hear it is a warped, cartoonish, and oversaturated sense of déjà vu and timelessness. Pretty cool track — the bass in it gets me every time!

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Shoutout to @duxtech 🇫🇷

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Michael Tharrington Author • Edited on

I absolutely love "Moon Safari" and definitely pop it on frequently when at work! But I'm gonna have to tune into more of this album... I'll start with your suggestion - "Ce Matin Là"!

And so funny cause this is exactly what came to my mind when reading Christian's comment about liking French music. The other band that came to mind is Daft Punk, haha!

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Dan Walsh

When I want to focus and code, I’ll put on my playlist containing all currently released Meaningwave instrumental tracks:

‎Meaningwave Instrumentals by Dan on Apple Music

Playlist · 232 Songs

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I’m a big fan of Akira the Don’s work—bringing philosophy to the masses through music. I would never have started exploring philosophy if I hadn’t stumbled across his music.

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Michael Tharrington Author

Woaaa... I didn't even know about Meaningwave! Sounds like a really dope sub-genre of lofi. From the description I found:

One of the latest, musical genres is Meaningwave, a branch of the wider Lofi style of music. By taking metered speech and mixing it with background hip hop, often of an original composition, we suddenly find that even lectures and famous speeches can become engrossing songs.

I have absolutely gotten into lofi music over the past few years, this sounds like a good thing for me to dig into! Thanks so much for the suggestion!

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Dan Walsh • Edited on

Anytime! ☺️🙇‍♂️

There’s some super motivational stuff in Akira the Don’s catalogue, as well as plenty to ponder and think on. Some of his excellent albums I’d highly recommend are:

And hey, if you’re more into the lofi side of things and don’t care for the lyrics, every album has a corresponding instrumental version too! 😊

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Michael Tharrington Author

Oh awesome! Thanks so much for offering up this list.

I've been listening to Songs About Discipline and really digging it. Hopefully I'll absorb some of these samples and get more motivated to make my own lofi tunes haha... who knows, maybe I'll dabble in Meaningwave too.

Aside from Akira the Don, I will absolutely explore the rest of your suggestions here.

Really appreciate it!

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Dan Walsh

My pleasure! 😊

And FYI in case it wasn’t clear, all of my suggestions were from Akira the Don—those albums I listed included the names of the people whose talks/lectures/interviews/works he sampled.

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Michael Tharrington Author

OOoooooo... I get ya now. I'm glad ya cleared that up! 😀

I'm totally gonna be tuning into these one-by-one. If a particular track hits me here, I'll give you a quick shout and let ya know!

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Jesse M. Holmes

I'm obsessed with the energy this band brought to Wolf Trap a few weeks ago. Sometimes you show up for a concert music unheard, and it's just awesome.

Also, because we have a performance coming up, I've been listening to the legendary JBC!

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Michael Tharrington Author

Nice!! Very cool suggestions. Just had to look up Wolf Trap and it sounds like a super cool place (places?) to go see a show!

Also, wish you the best on your upcoming performance, this sounds like a tough but exciting tune to play! I see Brass-bander in your profile... what do you play?

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Jesse M. Holmes

I play the tuba (Eb Bass, in British brass band terms) for The Rockville Brass Band.

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Michael Tharrington Author

Very cool! I really wish I could play a wind instrument.

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Rafael Osipov

Love Mark Knopfler's and Dire Straits' music since teenage years.

youtube.com/watch?v=jhdFe3evXpk

youtube.com/watch?v=ILRCfeITBns

youtube.com/watch?v=jhcY6uUsStA

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Michael Tharrington Author • Edited on

I really like the Dire Straits and have listened to a few of their hits, but I have yet to fully dive into their music. I really want to... I know they have some awesome stuff just waiting for me! I'm gonna check out these tunes and maybe that'll get me rolling (and rocking).

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Palharez

I've been listening some Brazilians trap songs today like:

Orochi - Assault

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Az1nn

Ooooooooorochi

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Margo McCabe

These coding tunes playlists are fun to check out

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Michael Tharrington Author

Oh awesome! Multiple coding playlists here. 🙌

So cool that y'all set these up each month. Appreciate ya sharing!

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Margo McCabe

No prob! Excited to check out other stuff people are sharing.

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José Aponte

Lofi Girl. I know I'm late to the party, but I listen lofi everyday

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Michael Tharrington Author

YES!!! This was pretty much the soundtrack to my life during COVID.

It's also probably the main reason I bought a drum machine and learned jazz chords on guitar, haha. 😅

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José Aponte

Awesome! Playing LoFi would be great indeed!

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Louis • Edited on

If you're into calming electronic music without lyrics, check this:

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Biosatellites. • Edited on

Some banger Acid Trance from 1995-2000, electronic music is the go to for me when I'm coding, feels real good and makes me concentrate much better haha, no lyrics music in general.

As of this moment I'm checking some Rexanthony

youtube.com/watch?v=xebtj343JB4

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John Peters • Edited on

Primus - "American Life" - Bonnaroo 2011 (Official Video) | Bonnaroo365 / Bonnaroo
youtube.com/watch?v=OqYYp5cTuM8

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Awww yayeah! Primus is where it's at.

By the way, you heard this new tune from Les Claypool, Stewart Copeland, Eugene Hütz, Sean Lennon, Sergey Ryabtsev, & Billy Strings:

Can't say that it's gonna make it's way into my regular rotation, but I think it's cool that they did this!

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Michael Tharrington Author

Hahaha! I'm understanding this to be silence or nothing. Is that right? 😆

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SauhardoSengupta

I love french music too! I listen to it everyday

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Nik

"Relaxing Medieval, Middle Ages Music 10 Hours"

So great ;)

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Siddarth Iyer

I've been listening to a lot of post rock over the past few months! Currently listening to God Is An Astronaut.

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Michael Tharrington Author

Woooo! I just rocked out to this for like a solid 20 minutes. I feel amped. These are some good hard-rocking instrumentals!

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Bruno Drugowick • Edited on

Discovered Black Veil Brides this weekend!

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Fatih Küçükkarakurt

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Michael Tharrington Author

Can't go wrong with Pink Floyd. 🔥

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Michael Tharrington Author

Haha ultra specific indeed!

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I've been listening to Lofi hip hop and house, came across this one track that i like by this artist named Simetra

soundcloud.com/art-of-independence...

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Fernando Groders • Edited on

Project X vibes

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Ahmad Husen

As usual, some post-rock music.

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AjeaS

Logic or Eminem 👌👍🏽 If I really wanna get down, MJ 😉

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Miro Noordzij

Some groovy covers on the keys

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Michael Tharrington Author

Nice and relaxing. 😌

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Adarsh Goyal • Edited on

Nice Techno and psytrance !

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Vicente Reyes

I like post-rock 😄

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Michael Tharrington Author

Ooo I love the energy in this tune! Really digging this suggestion. 😀

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Calin Baenen

Ðis is my favorite song from Áfram Latabær: Íþróttaálfurinn!

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Sam Watkins

Depeche mode, I have one of their songs stuck in my head.

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Tra Le

Feeling...

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jesusfhohs

I make my playlist on spotitfy :)

open.spotify.com/playlist/1BrJzduo...

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Mbenga • Edited on


Love this album

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This is great