Here are all of Enish's jams.

Goodnight Ladies

Goodnight Ladies

by Lou Reed

(and gents, or however the person reading this is identified.) With this being the final jam on the original This is my Jam webpage, I’d just like to thank each and every one of you for joining me on this 3-year, music-filled ride. Read more in the comments below. ---v

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Jammed: 30th Aug 2015

15 plays

17 likes

4 comments

Sakura Nagashi (Instrumental)

Sakura Nagashi (Instrumental)

by Utada Hikaru

Utada Hikaru is an artist I haven’t listened to for a considerably long time. Within recent years, however, she’s managed to recapture my attention by putting out strong and polished pop singles that have served as the theme music for the Rebuild of Evangelion film series (despite her ongoing hiatus). This one is the latest single so far, though I’ve found myself to be more biased towards the instrumental version than the vocal one. There’s an overwhelming weightiness to it that’s far too compelling for me to ignore, one that’s as graceful as it is melancholic and cathartic.

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Jammed: 24th Aug 2015

9 plays

4 likes

1 comments

Lone Wolf and Cub

Lone Wolf and Cub

by Thundercat

I had every intention of posting this a few months ago when The Beyond / When the Giants Roam was first released, but couldn’t do so, as it wasn’t available to stream online at the time. Now that it’s available, I can finally say that this is my favorite song off of the mini-LP, filled with a sense of longing and delivered in the warmest way possible. The track also features a host of all-star musicians, including Flying Lotus and Herbie Hancock.

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Jammed: 21st Aug 2015

11 plays

3 likes

No comments

Dory

Dory

by Grizzly Bear

With the sound of bubbles cascading from below, the boys from Grizzly Bear immediately take the listener to a carefree, underwater paradise, serving as the perfect sonic escape for the next 4 minutes or so. In terms of style, it’s like an early Disney soundtrack by way of The Beach Boys, with equal parts whimsy, wonder, and otherworldly beauty.

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Jammed: 17th Aug 2015

10 plays

8 likes

4 comments

Through the Flower

Through the Flower

by The Aristocrats

Coming from the German “durch die Blume” is the title of the last song to appear on the Aristocrats’ latest LP. As with the previous two albums from the talented trio, Tres Caballeros is, as a whole, a creative and energetic romp that delivers masterful musicianship with heaps of audio debauchery and silliness. What makes this album different, however, is that there is a much more prominent presence of sensitivity and warmth on here than before, namely on this track as well as “Pressure Relief” (penned solely by drummer Marco Minnemann). Although the phrase in the title represents someone saying something unsavory, but in a pleasant way, the song seems to represent more of the latter than the former: in saying something cruel through such means lies the possibility of guilt and the desire to reconcile, an example of coming to terms with one’s emotions and true nature. It’s tracks like this that serve as proof of the band’s constant artistic evolution.

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Jammed: 14th Aug 2015

7 plays

2 likes

2 comments

Spirit

Spirit

by Bauhaus

The first time I heard this song was on here through Jammer @pauseliveaction, its strange and commanding quality staying with me for weeks until I finally sat down to listen to The Sky’s Gone Out in full. Bauhaus is a band I’ve been familiar with for years, but haven’t gotten the chance to listen to until now. I’m glad that I finally took the initiative to listen to that album, because it’s deliciously dark and foreboding. #WeLoveOurAudience

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Jammed: 9th Aug 2015

19 plays

16 likes

12 comments

'Cause I'm a Man (HAIM Remix)

'Cause I'm a Man (HAIM Remix)

by Tame Impala

A remix of a 2015 favorite of mine that goes from underwhelming to soaring in a number of seconds. While it might be easy to dissect this remix/cover as nothing more than Danielle Haim singing over a pitched-down version of the song's original backing track, it's the whole package that makes this track jam-worthy for me. The emotion in the vocals works well against the now-throbbing intensity of Kevin Parker's electronics, making for a captivating take on a solid piece of music.

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Jammed: 6th Aug 2015

9 plays

7 likes

No comments

The Great Electric Teenage Dream

The Great Electric Teenage Dream

by Tim Bowness

Once again, no-man’s Tim Bowness has thrust some new solo material upon the world in the form of a heavy, brooding track that waxes philosophic on the dramatic changes made in how we listen to music, and the relevance music has in the world today. Melodically, it lacks the upbeat gutso that Bowness brought with his 2014 single “The Warm-Up Man Forever”, but he more than makes up for it in a surprising post-rock-esque crescendo as he occasionally channels his partner-in-crime, Steven Wilson, in places.

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Jammed: 3rd Aug 2015

15 plays

5 likes

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The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway

The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway

by Genesis

I’m just about ready to venture off to New York for the weekend, but until then, I’ll leave this here. :)

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Jammed: 30th Jul 2015

20 plays

14 likes

3 comments

Baby Dream in Cellophane

Baby Dream in Cellophane

by Porcupine Tree

This is probably the third or fourth song from Stupid Dream that I’ve posted here (not that that’s a bad thing, of course). Given the song’s length and immediate simplicity in comparison with the rest of the album, it could have simply resigned to the fate of being a disposable piece of album filler. However, it’s been given the same care in production and arrangement as the rest of the album, making for an incredibly lush and addictive entry in Porcupine Tree's body of work.

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Jammed: 26th Jul 2015

9 plays

9 likes

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Dreams

Dreams

by Beck

Beck’s first single since 2014’s Morning Phase is an intriguing one. It’s rife with all the makings of a dance club anthem, but also contains moments that prove that he isn’t afraid to throw in a few surprises to keep listeners on their toes. It definitely leans more towards a mainstream sound, but it’s an interesting move for such a versatile and adventurous artist.

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Jammed: 22nd Jul 2015

20 plays

18 likes

1 comments

The Rip (ft. Thom Yorke, Live at Latitude Festival 2015)

The Rip (ft. Thom Yorke, Live at Latitude Festival 2015)

by Portishead

A monumental performance by two masters of the alternative/electronic genre. Everyone there witnessed something truly special, and I only wish I could have been there to see it for myself.

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Jammed: 20th Jul 2015

13 plays

15 likes

3 comments

Cirice

Cirice

by Ghost

This is one of those songs that's so melodic that it haunts me in my sleep.The vocals took some getting-used-to, since they seemed too pop-oriented for me at first, given the sludgy yet epic instrumental backing, but now I can't disassociate one with the other. This is a solid heavy metal track in the tradition of Black Sabbath, Rainbow, and many others.

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Jammed: 18th Jul 2015

10 plays

3 likes

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Nightporter

Nightporter

by Japan

Another jam featuring David Sylvian, this time as the singer for the New Romantic group Japan. This song is one of the more tender moments on Gentlemen Take Polaroids, drawing inspiration from Erik Satie’s Gymnopedes to create something entirely new. This is one song to dance beneath the stars to.

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Jammed: 15th Jul 2015

24 plays

15 likes

7 comments

Forbidden Colours

Forbidden Colours

by David Sylvian and Ryuichi Sakamoto

I’ve always been in love with Sakamoto’s theme for Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence, which is just as haunting as the film itself. Given the fact that I like both the song and David Sylvian, it’s strange how I’ve listened to the instrumental version a lot more than the vocal one. Having listened to this version for the first time since discovering it, I’ve found that the vocals almost act as a conduit for the characters to channel their struggles between the film and the song. The same goes for the music video, which features some clever and tasteful editing.

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Jammed: 12th Jul 2015

16 plays

9 likes

No comments

Barcarolle ~a capella~

Barcarolle ~a capella~

by Eri Kawai

Thanks to "link-hopping" across a number of videos on YouTube, I've rediscovered the gentle beauty of Eri Kawai's music. I could have posted any one of the songs from her all-too brief career, but this the one, along with another posted below, that I feel will define her legacy for years to come. As a disclaimer, this song has very little to do with the Chopin piece of the same name.

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Jammed: 10th Jul 2015

9 plays

5 likes

3 comments

Streams

Streams

by Haken

I started thinking about this song while at the beach recently, despite not having listened to it for months. Before I knew it, I couldn’t get it out of my head. The song may take a jarring and sudden turn around the 5-minute mark, but it ends soon enough that it doesn’t completely overtake its overall upbeat and celebratory tone.

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Jammed: 8th Jul 2015

8 plays

5 likes

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Change of the Guard

Change of the Guard

by Kamasi Washington

Leave it to Flying Lotus and co. to pick out the best of the best in their respective fields for the indie label Brainfeeder. I already showcased Thundercat on here, but now it’s Kamasi Washington’s turn to shine in the spotlight. I was finally able to sit down for an uninterrupted listen of his album The Epic and was in absolute awe of the scope, tension, range, and visceral nature of the music on this record. This track in particular is one of many to feature both a orchestra and choir, and one of the best sax solos Washington has put out to date.

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Jammed: 5th Jul 2015

10 plays

8 likes

1 comments

Can't Find My Way Home

Can't Find My Way Home

by Blind Faith

Despite hearing it plenty of times over already, this has become one of those songs where I have to stop what I'm doing and listen. It's really the first time I've taken notice of the earnestness and beauty of Steve Winwood's vocal performance (with some parts that sound like they could've inspired Jeff Buckley at one point), and the simplicity of it only warrants more and more repeated listens as time goes on. Great percussion, great vocals, great everything.

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Jammed: 1st Jul 2015

18 plays

17 likes

4 comments

The Fish (Schindleria Praemeturus) (Live)

The Fish (Schindleria Praemeturus) (Live)

by Yes

RIP Chris Squire, a master bassist and a music legend in his own right. You will be missed.

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Jammed: 28th Jun 2015

21 plays

9 likes

1 comments

Via Purifico

Via Purifico

by Nobuo Uematsu

In the 10 years since I've played Final Fantasy X, I've been trying to remember the name of this song, as it's most likely the one song on the soundtrack that's stuck with me the most. Fortunately, thanks to the technological advancements (i.e.more accurate Google searches) made during that time, I was able to finally remember the name of the song, and now I'm even more entranced by it.

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Jammed: 26th Jun 2015

5 plays

7 likes

No comments

Them Changes

Them Changes

by Thundercat

I think it's funny how, even after all the 2015 releases I've listened to so far, one of my favorite albums of this year is a 16-minute "mini-LP" that was announced only days before its release. Despite its underwhelming length, the quality featured on each track is unsurpassed, including this surreal slice of jazz-funk. As a whole, the album is smooth, introspective, organic, and I want more of it.

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Jammed: 22nd Jun 2015

18 plays

7 likes

4 comments

Playground Love

Playground Love

by Air

A song that's very evocative of the mid-June humidity that I'm currently experiencing, but put through an almost-kaleidoscopic lens. It's also an interesting clash of the eras: the vocals suggest 90s shoegaze w/o any effects or distortion surrounding them, but the instrumentation is late 60s/early 70s all the way. The mellotron works wonders here in all its simplicity.

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Jammed: 19th Jun 2015

22 plays

17 likes

1 comments

Darkness at Noon (Live on Jools Holland)

Darkness at Noon (Live on Jools Holland)

by ALA.NI

I'm currently captivated by this singer's beautiful voice. The presentation here is humble and modest, but the actual delivery is oh-so-satisfying.

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Jammed: 15th Jun 2015

9 plays

2 likes

1 comments

Picture You

Picture You

by The Amazing

I heard this one on a local college radio station not too long ago, only they played (obviously enough) a radio edit that treated the first half as a song all on its own. I can definitely see the logic in that, as the second half can pass off as a full-fledged track of its own as well. While the more song-oriented first half highlights some beautiful production work, especially on the vocals, the track decides to slow down a bit before "recharging its batteries", so to speak, and plunging head-first into a swirl of chiming guitars and hazy keyboard work that seems to hang in mid-air.

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Jammed: 12th Jun 2015

10 plays

5 likes

1 comments

#3 (Rhubarb)

#3 (Rhubarb)

by Aphex Twin

A very airy track that’s meditative and almost reflective in nature. I could listen to this one for hours. Also recommended is playing this back-to-back with David Sylvian and Robert Fripp’s “Bringing Down the Light” for a more immersive experience.

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Jammed: 9th Jun 2015

16 plays

11 likes

No comments

Pagan Poetry

Pagan Poetry

by Björk

Having finally listened to all of Björk's discography as of late, I can now claim that Vespertine is my favorite of her 9 LPs. Despite loving the album in its entirety, I can't help but keep coming back to this one particular song. It's mystifying from start to finish and executed with all the grace of a masterfully-choreographed piece of ballet.

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Jammed: 5th Jun 2015

21 plays

11 likes

No comments

The World (feat. Emily Bindiger)

The World (feat. Emily Bindiger)

by Yuki Kajiura

Every so often, I find myself coming back to Yuki Kajiura's earlier material (c. 2002 - 2004), whether it's for nostalgic reasons or a craving for her more "simplistic" production style. It's during this era of her career that she would be more prone to wearing her influences on her sleeves whilst try to establish her own musical personality. This track is no exception, with the muse of Dead Can Dance being ever-present in the vocals and lyrics.

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Jammed: 1st Jun 2015

12 plays

3 likes

No comments

The Mayor Of Simpleton

The Mayor Of Simpleton

by XTC

This song may well epitomize what XTC was as a band, combining a full, multilayered production sound with infectious pop melodies and clever lyricism. Certainly a stand-out track on their stunning Oranges and Lemons album. The video for this song is a pleasure to watch as well.

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Jammed: 26th May 2015

14 plays

17 likes

4 comments

The Trouble

The Trouble

by Pogo & Jeesh

It’s been a while since I’ve listened to any new Pogo music, so in my absence, I’ve realized that I’ve missed over a year’s(!) worth of unheard material. Even after binge-listening through who knows how many songs, the magic and innocent nature of this track has yet to fade. Here’s hoping that he and producer Jeesh collaborate on more tracks in the future.

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Jammed: 23rd May 2015

6 plays

5 likes

No comments

I Found You [Full Album]

I Found You [Full Album]

by KOKIA

As it stands, this album is the most beautiful release I've heard in 2015: a mature and confident blend of dream/baroque pop, folk, and electronic music. Before playing, change the video speed to 1.25 to listen to the album at it was originally intended.

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Jammed: 17th May 2015

9 plays

4 likes

1 comments

Half Light

Half Light

by Porcupine Tree

Continuing with the Porcupine Tree / Steven Wilson theme: File this under "Music to Heal the Soul".

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Jammed: 14th May 2015

18 plays

11 likes

1 comments

Pure Narcotic (Acoustic)

Pure Narcotic (Acoustic)

by Porcupine Tree

Lately, I've been listening to a lot more Steven Wilson / Porcupine Tree than usual as of late in anticipation of seeing him in concert next Friday. Stupid Dream is an album that I recently revisited after having not listened to it for so long, and its marriage of 90s alt-rock and progressive rock still manages to resonate as strongly as it did when I first listened to it. Such influences, along with the melodic Britpop stylings of the decade, are especially apparent here, as it brings the band more down to Earth in its connection to the listener.

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Jammed: 12th May 2015

17 plays

9 likes

1 comments

Voyage Of The Acolyte [Full Album]

Voyage Of The Acolyte [Full Album]

by Steve Hackett

Another Hackett jam, this time in the form of the entirety of his debut solo album. I ended up loving this album so much that not even halfway through my first listen, I immediately sought this one out to purchase. An absolutely joy to listen to from start to finish.

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Jammed: 6th May 2015

14 plays

6 likes

No comments

Love Song to a Vampire

Love Song to a Vampire

by Steve Hackett

With this track, I feel as if Steve Hackett brought back mysticism and wonder to a trope found too often in modern-day narratives, if only for a little while. There's some beautiful classical guitar to go along with an equally-lovely vocal melody, but what I wait for with each listen is the burst of sonic emotion that comes soon after Hackett builds it up with a simple, yet abrupt chorus.

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Jammed: 1st May 2015

13 plays

7 likes

3 comments

The Icing on the World

The Icing on the World

by Cardiacs

This song is a mishmash of elements that, in theory, shouldn't work together: a thumping industrial-new wave rhythm, carnival-tinged background noise, and overbearing orchestration, to name a few. Cardiacs, however, manage to throw everything together into a track that's both sinister and epic, with Tim Smith's theatrical performance soaring over the beautiful cacophony being presented of the course of 4 minutes.

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Jammed: 27th Apr 2015

25 plays

6 likes

No comments

Reckoner (Radiohead Cover, Live at Capitol Studios, 2014)

Reckoner (Radiohead Cover, Live at Capitol Studios, 2014)

by Robert Glasper

Listening to this cover is like discovering the song all over again. It beats with the same heart as the original, though this rendition seems to bring out more of the song's underlying sense of melancholy.

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Jammed: 22nd Apr 2015

15 plays

9 likes

2 comments

Sea Is (feat. Hatsune Miku)

Sea Is (feat. Hatsune Miku)

by kikuo

Quirky, playful, and teetering between electronic and prog tendencies, this track by indie producer Kikuo is surprisingly  experimental in nature, making this one a stand-out track for me. Bonus points for making that keyboard solo sound like a cross between a Moog and a vocoder.

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Jammed: 20th Apr 2015

10 plays

3 likes

No comments

In Circles (feat. Ashely Barrett)

In Circles (feat. Ashely Barrett)

by Darren Korb

The game Transistor has, without a doubt, the best video game soundtrack I've heard in a long time. It's a misty and melodic mixture of post-rock and trip-hop that I find so arresting that it sometimes makes it difficult for me to focus on the actual gameplay. The soundtrack also contains a number of vocal tracks, including this one, which holds me in rapt attention with each listen.

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Jammed: 15th Apr 2015

17 plays

11 likes

9 comments

Félicité Thösz (Live at Le Triton, 2012)

Félicité Thösz (Live at Le Triton, 2012)

by Magma

Last night (11/4/15), I saw Magma in concert for the first, and probably last, time, which turned out to be an intense experience that was over all too quickly. Although they didn't play anything from this album, I've found myself coming back to this more and more as of late. It's surprisingly light and upbeat, something that the band isn't necessarily known for.

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Jammed: 12th Apr 2015

18 plays

5 likes

7 comments

'Cause I'm A Man

'Cause I'm A Man

by Tame Impala

Tame Impala's new single, which premiered not too long ago. It's an emotional blend of psychedelic and R&B stylings, featuring Kevin Parker's most affecting vocal performance to date. Consider me sold on the new album.

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Jammed: 6th Apr 2015

23 plays

12 likes

6 comments

In the End (Live, 1973)

In the End (Live, 1973)

by Peter Hammill

The set-up is simple: Peter Hammill propped up against a piano on stage, ready to play and sing for all the audience to hear. The superficiality of the situation, however, quickly fades as soon as Hammill opens his mouth. The result is almost operatic in scale and weight. One of the most powerful live performances I've seen in a long time.

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Jammed: 29th Mar 2015

12 plays

8 likes

No comments

Transience

Transience

by Steven Wilson

Another cut from the latest Steven Wilson album, which I still absolutely love. Narratively, this comes off as another flashback sequence that highlights another blissful day in the main character's childhood, one that the protagonist longs to return to. I love the pastoral feel of the track, especially after something as heavy and destructive as "Regret #9", and the wordless vocals are strikingly beautiful.

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Jammed: 24th Mar 2015

11 plays

6 likes

10 comments

Two Bites of Cherry

Two Bites of Cherry

by Cardiacs

I've finally started listening to Cardiacs, a band I've been curious about for some time. This song practically reached out and slapped me in the face.

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Jammed: 18th Mar 2015

8 plays

2 likes

No comments

Touch Upon Touch

Touch Upon Touch

by Cocteau Twins

My new favorite song to relax to. This was supposedly the last song the band ever recorded together, and given the melancholy nature of the track, it's oddly fitting.

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Jammed: 15th Mar 2015

16 plays

13 likes

No comments

The Wheel's Turning

The Wheel's Turning

by Steve Hackett

The first single from Steve Hackett's upcoming album, Wolflight. I wasn't expecting to be so addicted to this one. I'm looking forward to what the rest of the album has to offer in a month's time.

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Jammed: 10th Mar 2015

15 plays

9 likes

2 comments

Stories We Build, Stories We Tell

Stories We Build, Stories We Tell

by José González

A recent discovery for me, but one that is gentle and organic. Listening to this whole album feels like taking a walk through the woods on a cool and cloudy November day.

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Jammed: 9th Mar 2015

8 plays

6 likes

No comments

Routine

Routine

by Steven Wilson

As it stands, the latest Steven Wilson album holds the title for Album of the Year. A wonderful blend of style, story, and emotion, one that demands to be listened to on a solid pair of headphones. Here's a track that highlights a pivotal moment in the album's narrative, where the main character attempts to escape from the ghosts of her childhood in the form of menial tasks, only to come to terms with how they've become a part of her.

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Jammed: 3rd Mar 2015

15 plays

5 likes

4 comments

HOTFOOT

HOTFOOT

by Doldrums

The lead single for Doldrums' upcoming sophomore LP, which substitutes noise-ladened dreamscapes in favor of a more "industrial club jam" type of sound.

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Jammed: 25th Feb 2015

16 plays

3 likes

No comments

Cheating the Polygraph

Cheating the Polygraph

by Porcupine Tree

Although I consider all of the band's Nil Recurring EP to be one of the best EPs I've ever heard, this song is a shooting star of a track that none of these musicians may ever capture again, together or otherwise.

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Jammed: 18th Feb 2015

19 plays

13 likes

4 comments

Only Lovers Left Alive Original Soundtrack [Full Album]

Only Lovers Left Alive Original Soundtrack [Full Album]

by Jozef van Wissem feat. SQÜRL

The first film soundtrack in a long time that not only made a strong impression on me, but also served as a strong, stand-alone piece of music. An excellent mixture of noise rock, shoegaze, traditional Egyptian music, krautrock and doom metal. Easily one of the best film scores I've ever heard.

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Jammed: 11th Feb 2015

17 plays

11 likes

6 comments

Chandelier

Chandelier

by Sia

This song is far from the music that I tend to listen to, but beneath the marketable exterior and production value is a piece of music that I find visceral and striking. The video for the song has reached the top of many year-end lists for 2014, and it's easy to see why.

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Jammed: 9th Feb 2015

15 plays

7 likes

2 comments

Perfect Life

Perfect Life

by Steven Wilson

With the album Hand. Cannot. Erase. coming out in less than a month, I've been more hyped up for Steven Wilson's latest solo offering than ever. Having this song as a single makes me feel as though I'm reading a single chapter of a novel: it's giving me a taste of the sound and feel of what's to come, but I feel that it'll play a stronger role when played with the rest of the album. The video itself is a visual treat, featuring some stunning cinematography by budding filmmaker and photographer Youssef Nassar.

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Jammed: 5th Feb 2015

14 plays

8 likes

3 comments

Aloneaflameaflower

Aloneaflameaflower

by Pond

This one certainly caught me by surprise; A prime example of what happens when you let yourself become far too comfortable with an album's mood and tone.

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Jammed: 2nd Feb 2015

17 plays

8 likes

1 comments

Awaken (Live in Reykjavik, 2013)

Awaken (Live in Reykjavik, 2013)

by Jon Anderson and Todmobile

This might be the greatest rendition of the song ever performed.

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Jammed: 1st Feb 2015

10 plays

5 likes

4 comments

As the Bell Rings the Maypole Spins

As the Bell Rings the Maypole Spins

by Dead Can Dance

I've been getting more into this band as of late. Their music seems to exist in a realm between what is ancient and what is modern, and this song is no exception. The energy in this is absolutely overwhelming and Lisa Gerrard's vocals are wondrous to behold.

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Jammed: 28th Jan 2015

24 plays

12 likes

No comments

It's Five O' Clock

It's Five O' Clock

by Aphrodite's Child

R.I.P., Demis Roussos. We'll miss you. :(

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Jammed: 26th Jan 2015

14 plays

11 likes

No comments

North Marine Drive [Full Album w/ "Summer Into Winter" EP]

North Marine Drive [Full Album w/ "Summer Into Winter" EP]

by Ben Watt

I'm absolutely fascinated by this album. It was released in 1983, yet it sounds like it could have easily been made a few years ago. It's that timelessness, plus the earnestness of Ben Watt's playing and delivery, that makes it such a pleasure for me to listen to.

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Jammed: 24th Jan 2015

11 plays

6 likes

No comments

Bad Believer

Bad Believer

by St. Vincent

From the upcoming deluxe edition of her 2014 release. Just as with the Pieta single, she seems to be going in a direction that gives the term "Intelligent Dance Music" a more literal meaning: club jams that you can party to now and contemplate later. If this is a hint of what's to come, then I'm more than ready for it.

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Jammed: 21st Jan 2015

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Carpet Crawlers

Carpet Crawlers

by Genesis

I've been enjoying the original and the 1999 version equally as of late, so I'll post both of them here.

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Jammed: 19th Jan 2015

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