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02 Jan 2007 01:10 PM
    Didnt get any myself strange as I normally do get some sort of album or whatever off someone...

    Wait now, I did get a book of the 1000 best albums. Havent had a chance too give it a browse yet though.

    So, anyone else get a nice album, music related book ?

    Happy New Year to all
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    02 Jan 2007 01:56 PM
    I got 1 by The Beatles (cos to my shame, my library of 5000 songs on my computer contained not one beatles track), the Sufjan Xmas boxset and Discovery by Daft Punk

    Happy new year
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    02 Jan 2007 02:44 PM
    Got none myself but got my sister the Go! Team's album and the mother Rod Stewarts Greatest Hits (I was faced with a difficult decision on which of ol' Rods Greatest Hits album to get and in the end, shamelessly, I got the cheapest).

    Both have been in regular play since Christmas Day making them two of the most 'successful' xmas presents I've ever given. They beat that tea cosy I got the mother last year anyhow
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    02 Jan 2007 11:48 PM
    That was weird, lost post in the middle of writing it. Screen just seemed to refresh itself. Perhaps a rogue shortcut key. Anyone else seen this?

    It was a good Christmas for music presents: I got Neko Case's Fox Confessor Brings the Flood and it's great: soaring vocal harmonies and great musicianship, with contributions from members of Calexico. She has a wonderful voice. Old country vibe to a lot of the album, lashings of reverb....

    I also got Nina Nastasia's Run to Ruin but I've hardly listened to it yet. Not the most Christmassy of albums, you understand.

    And Frisell/Carter/Motian which is growing on me. Some jazz standards and reworkings of Americana like You are my sunshine and I'm so lonesome I could cry. Bill Frisell is one of my favorite guitarists.
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    03 Jan 2007 02:13 AM
    Im not a beatles fan myself. I suffer quite a lot of abuse from my mates as a result
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    03 Jan 2007 02:32 AM
    Posted By klootfan on 03 Jan 2007 4:13 AM
    Im not a beatles fan myself. I suffer quite a lot of abuse from my mates as a result




    And rightly so!

    Got a fab set of Bose in-ear headphones and am enchanted by them. Great with the iPod and had me singing at the top of my voice over Christmas. Advantage is that i can't hear my own voice!
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    03 Jan 2007 04:13 AM
    I duno. At this stage, ive taken so much grief that im not prepared to admit that I might like a tune or two
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    03 Jan 2007 04:32 AM
    Posted By bort on 03 Jan 2007 1:48 AM
    I also got Nina Nastasia's Run to Ruin but I've hardly listened to it yet. Not the most Christmassy of albums, you understand.





    yay, run to ruin is absolutely addictive... listen to it so much

    musicky stuff i got:

    mountain goats - all hail west texas
    the knife - silent shout
    jackie-o motherf**ker - fig 5
    the factory records complete graphic album
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    03 Jan 2007 09:44 AM
    I got 'redemption song', the recent biography of joe strummer by chris salewicz - I had a quick flick through it (to look for an incident that I plan to write an article about) and it seemed like a fairly uncritical and gushy book, in keeping with the lame title. has anyone here read it yet?

    garret, remember that the sufjan boxset is for life, not just for christmas
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    03 Jan 2007 11:51 AM
    first time in years i haven tgotten any cd's or anything for christmas. Had to buy myself a bob marley dvd, saw the first track the other night and it looked a bit bogey so here's hoping the rest aint bad.

    Bought myself a digital slr though, well looking forward to hitting a few gigs with that. once i learn how to use the feckin thing, tim page!
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    04 Jan 2007 12:45 AM
    Speaking of Bob Marley, i saw a pretty fine rendition of "Stir It Up" on BBC2 (Grey Whistle Test performance). Now Marley's songs are wholly absorbed by the musical cultural ether that surrounds us but it was a fresh, funky take on a well established song. Always nice.
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    04 Jan 2007 05:28 AM
    i got the Sufjan Christmas box set which i was delirah with. also got Modern Lovers, Fleetwood Mac, and Neutral Milk Hotel albums all on vinyl for my record player which i also got. not bad eh? As a newbie when it comes to vinyl - where do you lot think is the best record shop in Dublin or am i better of sticking to buying on-line?
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    04 Jan 2007 11:28 AM
    I got s**tloads of music, so much I haven't had the chance to listen to half of em yet:

    CSS - CSS
    Depeche Mode - Best of
    Simple Kid - 2
    Eagles of Death Metal - Death To Sexy
    Brian Jonestown Massacre - Tepid Peppermint Wonderland
    Sufjan Stevens - Christmas boxset
    Sparklehorse - Dreamt For Light Years...
    Elliott Smith - XO
    Cap Pas Cap - Not Not Is Fine

    Music DVD's
    Woody Guthrie - This Machine Kills Facists
    Woodstock - Directors Cut
    Plus Waiting For Guffman, The IT Crowd and The Big Lebowski.

    Score.
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    04 Jan 2007 11:56 AM
    Posted By raoul on 04 Jan 2007 7:28 AM
    i got the Sufjan Christmas box set which i was delirah with. also got Modern Lovers, Fleetwood Mac, and Neutral Milk Hotel albums all on vinyl for my record player which i also got. not bad eh? As a newbie when it comes to vinyl - where do you lot think is the best record shop in Dublin or am i better of sticking to buying on-line?




    city discs probably, across from TBMC

    there's a couple of 2nd hand stores in Temple bar too, and a couple more on wicklow st, past tower recs

    and Road has both new and old vinyl

    thats all i know of
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    04 Jan 2007 01:09 PM
    Mixtape, that woodstock dvd is f**king amazing. I absolutely love it, has everything for me.

    Whats the woody guthrie one like?

    (the big lebowski, quality!)
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    09 Jan 2007 04:45 AM
    got some cool stuff from ma boyfriend - the Joy Division box set (which strangely i didnt already have) and three V. rare Joy Division vinyls...... which made me a verrrrry happy bunny. Also got the new Rapture album from a tower voucher - and it is truely funktastic!
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    09 Jan 2007 05:07 AM
    got the Q music quiz DVD, good fun with some beers. unrelated to music, got the eddie izzard box set, super!

    PQ
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    17 Jan 2007 01:13 AM
    Only musical gift I got (sic) was the U218 DVD from an Aunt, because I like music so I like U2.

    Bless her.
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    17 Jan 2007 04:49 AM
    I must say I got quite the selection myself over crimbo between albums I bought myself, albums I had friends burn and pressies. In no particular order:

    Elbow – Asleep In The Back
    The Concretes – Self Titled
    Pavement – Brighten The Corners
    Beck – The Information
    Wilco – Yankee Hotel Foxtrot
    My Bloody Valentine – Loveless
    Si Schroeder – Coping Mechanisms
    Hot Chip – The Warning
    Tychonaut – This Is
    The Guillemots – Through The Windowpane


    Havnt had much time to listen to them all yet. A few classics there that Id been meaning to get my hands on for ages so Im happy!
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    17 Jan 2007 06:01 AM
    That Pavement album is class. One of my favourites.

    Also, the tyco album is excellent as well. Pity they dont seem to be around any more.
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