Sometimes, it's fun to stumble across music based purely on my own cultural guideposts. I mean, take the first entry down below. It's some ambient electronica that'll end up in my collection only because of the label name: Hydrogen Dukebox. See, I thought it said Hydrogen Jukebox, which happens to be the title of a Philip Glass opera. I figured that a label clever enough to swipe that name just might be worth looking into. Turns out that it's pretty interesting stuff, so my dyslexic mistake wasn't a total waste.
Metamatics - My Favourite Kind of Irrelevance: Best of Metamatics (Hydrogen Dukebox)/Electronica
Jukebox… Dukebox… whatever!
Peter Brötzmann - The Complete Machine Gun Sessions (Atavistic)/Jazz
The complete sessions of one of the most intense examples of saxophone abuse ever created. Not for the faint of heart.
The Flaming Lips - U.F.O's At The Zoo – The Legendary Concert In Oklahoma City (WEA/Reprise)/Rock
I don't know how I feel about these MVI discs, but the extra features (including a folder of hi-rez MP3 files) sure didn't hurt. Even more amazing was the fact that this disc actually played in my old piece of junk DVD player. Good music karma there! Oh, the music! A fine example of The Flaming Lips burning the house down at a hometown concert.
Rilo Kiley - Under the Blacklight (Warner Bros.)/Rock
A weird record. A great record. Get it. Oh, maybe you should read a review first.
Twinemen - Twinetime (Hi-N-Dry)/Rock
Twinemen inherit a direct musical bloodline from Mark Sandman and Morphine. They are hard to describe but unforgettable once you've experienced them.
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