Here are all of mjgBZ32's jams.
by Jane's Addiction
The video doesn't work so here's a link... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1kAIMlISHhU Listening to Jane's Addiction for the first time in a couple of years...one of the first bands I ever properly got into and I still love them. Stadium sized awesomeness
Jammed: 7th Sep 2014
by Jenny Hval & Susanna
Why they spend millions of pounds producing a load of shite like The Voice & X Factor I don't know. Here's my idea: we give a prime time Saturday night slot dedicated to actual talented musicians who, you know, write their own songs, and don't cry every 3 fucking seconds. If these two Norwegian ladies were on TV I'd certainly tune in. Great song from a unique & remarkable album
Jammed: 3rd Sep 2014
by The Horrors
This one is dedicated to my gran who died last Friday. I always interpret this song as describing when you wake up in heaven and find the ones you love, which is what she really believed will happen to her. I hope it does
Jammed: 20th Aug 2014
by LCD Soundsystem
I went on holiday for 2 weeks and essentially spent it listening to music. It was a toss up between them, but I decided for James Murphy over Rivers Cuomo. When I was 15 and my dad had LCD's debut album I never imagined they'd become one of my absolute favourite bands (not sure we ever got past track 1), but they have! This is a great song. Maybe Weezer next week!
Jammed: 17th Jul 2014
by White Lung
Hardcore punk isn't really a genre known for it's female protagonists, so it's been nice to hear from these and also Perfect Pussy. White Lung play a far more classic hardcore style than PP, but equallly ferocious! Their new album sounds like it will be even better than their last one, but here is my fave track from that 2012 effort for appetite whetting purposes
Jammed: 29th May 2014
by PJ Harvey
I saw multiple people put Alanis Morrisette's You Oughta Know on here, and I used to think that was a really good, angry breakup song. Until I heard this. Also - don't know who that woman is in the picture but whatever
Jammed: 22nd May 2014
by The Horrors
Didn't realise this album was released in 2011, I thought it was younger! Took me 3 years to get round to listening to the 2nd half of it, after the Quietus said this was one of their best songs. I see why they're so popular!
Jammed: 13th May 2014
An insane and brilliant track from their new album. Some nice mindfuckery, if you wondered what The Jesus Lizard would sound like with Michael Gira on lead vocals, this is probably it (and everyone has wondered that before. No? Oh)
Jammed: 29th Apr 2014
by The Replacements
Decided I'd start listening to some classic albums rather than brand new ones for a change. Started off with these guys, who quite rightly are a big deal in America now they've reformed! Unsung alt rock heroes
Jammed: 22nd Apr 2014
by Fucked Up
Was surprised to hear it's been 3 years since Fucked Up's last album! This is one of my most played songs since, and I'm looking forward to the new stuff (and seeing them live!)
Jammed: 9th Apr 2014
by Cloud Nothings
Any band that sounds anything like Drive Like Jehu is going to be on my radar. Any band that then also sounds like Wipers AS WELL on their second album means that my expectation weighs heavy. So it's good that they're absolutely awesome and already one of my favourite bands then!
Jammed: 25th Mar 2014
by Future Islands
Because my Dr. Octagon jam didn't work, I'll go for this as I've listened to it about 10 times today. Although let's be honest, if you watch the video on mute the result would be the same. I can't tell if his dancing is shit or really good, so I'll go with really good. And that weird Cookie Monster voice he does. As Pitchfork challenged "TRY not to smile". Impossible
Jammed: 19th Mar 2014
by Tame Impala
Another band (well, one man) who I can't stop listening to. They have released 2 albums, quite tempted to pull out the word 'great' to describe both of them. They do a much much better job at sounding like the Beatles than Oasis, although it's not saying much is it
Jammed: 11th Mar 2014
For a city so famed for it's music, we don't actually have many good bands here in Liverpool. Maybe following the Beatles is like following Alex Ferguson...(long may that continue). Anyway, forget declining Manchester football clubs and the world's most famous band, these guys follow Sleep and Electric Wizard instead - and they're the HEAVIEST BAND IN THE UNIVERSE. Cranium compressing doom. Also a pretty awesome video to go with it! Monnos was good, Blood Eagle sounds even better
Jammed: 28th Feb 2014
by Wild Beasts
March 3rd will be a good day in my life, new music from about-to-be indie superstars Real Estate, the worlds heaviest band (and local to me!) Conan, pretty sure some other stuff too. St. Vincent and Beck releasing music just before as well. But the album I'm looking forward to most (along with Cloud Nothings and The Men) is by the Lake District's finest. What a wonderfully unique band, I've seen a few of the new tracks live already and they sound great. And also they have a song on it named after Ric Flair so you can't argue! Til march 4th here's wanderlust
Jammed: 14th Feb 2014
by Vampire Weekend
These are one of the more polarising bands around - I've heard that quite a few times, don't see how this tune could be polarising though I think it's a cracker. Warning: contains overenthusiastic bass player
Jammed: 13th Jan 2014
Been listening to a lot of these lately and this is a song that's been irreversibly welded to the musical part of my brain. I know they've been recording for ages so hope to hear from them in 2014!
Jammed: 6th Jan 2014
by Yo La Tengo
Went to see these last week and this song was the climax of the show. Slow it down to snails pace and let the guitar take it to outer space as they say. True indie rock legends, I've always thought they're like a 'pop' version of Sonic Youth, I think that's quite good marketing for them...get me a job in PR! Or not. Also Ira Kaplin is a very underrated guitarist, how can such a lovely guy make that much noise!
Jammed: 9th Dec 2013
by Stars of the Lid
Just had this on at work, possibly the most pleasant sounds my ears have ever come across. While science fiction has long debated the possibility of time travel, Stars of the Lid can actually slow down time. I assume the general consensus of drone music is "boring", but you'd have to travel to a rather incredible place or take some pretty powerful hallucinogenics to have an experience as beautiful as immersing yourself in this music, I think
Jammed: 2nd Dec 2013
by Parquet Courts
I'd say this was one of my 2013 favourites, only problem is it's been out for well over a year, but everyone ignored it for the first 6 months so it's been released at least twice but maybe it counts... This song is typical of their witty (yes, even with that title) lyricism, basically documenting the protagonist's time walking round trying to find nutritionally sound food to satisfy those munchies. They're rather (very) Pavement-ish, and if you don't like Pavement then you aren't a real indie rock fan!
Jammed: 25th Nov 2013
I hate when people overuse the word great. Like when people say "it's one of the greatest albums of the year" what are you on about. Use it sparingly. Anyway, to sum up - Portishead are great :) the whole of Third is amazing but I chose this track because they closed their Glastonbury set this year with it and turned it up to 11 and all that. I can still hear the glorious cacophony as I lie here, they're possibly the best live band I've seen. Also as a side note, the skill on show in their music, the musicianship and production, atmospherics etc is just phenomenal, amazing!
Jammed: 17th Nov 2013
by Date Palms
You'll struggle to find a more pleasant album this year. Also, despite the slowness, you'll also struggle to find better basslines! I wanted to jam the track "night riding the skyline" but couldn't find it on here, but this will more than do. Nice violin as well
Jammed: 12th Nov 2013
by The Velvet Underground
I've seen a lot of Perfect Days and Sunday Mornings, but my fave VU album is White Light/White Heat so here's my tribute. It's not really a song...it's a spoken word short story in one ear with a jam session in the other. It's one of the few songs ever to make me laugh. Surely the first truly alternative band, and they're one of the best RIP Lou
Jammed: 29th Oct 2013
by Death Grips
The worlds most controversial band these days...while releasing an album to file sharing sites because your label want to delay it, then sticking a big knob on the front certainly gets people talking, I can't remember anyone noticing the music inside. They released 2 albums last year, and both of them were amongst the best. This is the very low end heavy opener from the 2nd, NO LOVE DEEP WEB - my slight favourite of them both! I understand they might be unlistenable to some but for me they're pretty much perfect, and are masters at ensuring people are always talking about them, whether you like them or not! Also apologies for the rubbish non-video but I'm not spamming anyone's news feed with penis pictures...
Jammed: 21st Oct 2013
Been listening to The Inheritors for the last couple of weeks, and it's clear James Holden is one the most interesting artists around in electronic music, or any genre for that matter. As most reviews pointed out its a techno album pretty much devoid of any techno. But despite its eclecticism it's easy to listen to and never gets boring despite it's fairly epic runtime - this is the penultimate and longest track, and also possibly the most straightforward. I could have picked a few different tracks from the album but I went with this because the first time I heard it I was walking home and I was pretty much mesmerised. And I had visions in my head similar to the video this comes with would you believe, I've seen a few of those in my time. British electronic music is absolutely booming but our friends at the mercury music prize have chose to completely ignore that. Better luck next year maybe...
Jammed: 13th Oct 2013
Ok so these have been hyperhyped if you will, especially by NME. Also there's constant comparisons to Fleetwood Mac who I've never really listened to. These 2 factors mean I've always written these off as going to be average. Their band name is crap as well. So I go on to spotify to smugly prove myself correct as I stick on their brand new certain to fail debut, and from second one I think it's brilliant. Why the majority of pop music sounds so shit I don't know, THIS is what it should sound like! Hooks I actually hope are going to stick in my head. Side note: the jam I was going to put up before about 1 minute ago was Generation by Liturgy, so check out the worlds most ludicrous looping instrumental after you listen to Haim, hopefully your brain doesn't melt and squirt out of your skull like a deleted scene from Evil Dead :)
Jammed: 7th Oct 2013
Title track and closer of a top album, punishing growls, pleasant singing, heavy riffs, soaring solos, acoustic sections, you name it Opeth probably do it! Acoustic interludes normally annoy me in metal and feel like an afterthought to show how thoughtful they are or some shit, but on Blackwater Park the skill on show is second to none and never feels like they're showing off. This is the only album of theirs I've listened to for the whole thing and I've no idea why...
Jammed: 1st Oct 2013
This is some of the first new material Wire Mk III released, from back in 2002. The first 2 Read & Burn EPs are the most aggressive thing they released since Pink Flag, this track is thunderous! No one else sounds like Wire they're a truly great band and they're still making exciting music now after 35 years, and have inspired so many other artists as well
Jammed: 23rd Sep 2013
by Factory Floor
Just got their debut album (although this is the slightly longer single version of this track), and this is probably the most striking and danceable tune. It's a good album and I think they could be a really good band, and I like they didn't give in to pressures and rush an album out! I think if you do some simple maths, then LCD Soundsystem ÷ Joy Division = Factory Floor. The Factory Floormula...
Jammed: 17th Sep 2013
I guess it must be quite hard to produce a signature sound using electronic instruments, and I don't think you could ever mistake Burial's work for anyone else. Britain has the best electronic artists lets be honest, even my hometown now has Forest Swords! The Mercury Prize nominees have just been announced, so here's a track from an album that REALLY should have won (Radiohead don't need that 20 grand). As for this year, Bowie and the Arctic Monkeys not only don't need the money, they haven't made the best album. Shout out to Savages but it should be Jon Hopkins for me. Haxan Cloak, Boards Of Canada, Holden and Fuck Buttons all not nominated but Rudimental, boring Jake Bugg and Laura Mvula are??? WHAT THE FUCK! Er yeah back on topic, prizes or not I love Burial's work and you should too, just take one listen to those signature beats. Nighttime in London packaged in audio form
Jammed: 14th Sep 2013
by The Walkmen
I think The Walkmen's career path sums up their musical style nicely. They sort of plod along - release a really good album every couple of years, a few people listen and then on they go again. Unless you're a big indie rock fan you probably haven't heard of them. Also ironic that their most famous song (The Rat) flies along at about 200mph when the rest of their discography almost moves backwards at times. They have a similar style to The National I think but their relative fame suits their understated manner, this song is from their brilliant 2011 album Lisbon
Jammed: 9th Sep 2013
by Wu-Tang Clan
I always love a bit of Wu-Tang so here's track 1 from their debut. Possibly my favourite hip-hop album, some of the best rappers of all time in one collective - jamming Shaolin style!
Jammed: 4th Sep 2013
by Jeff Buckley
One of my favourite songs, always since I first got into music about 5 years ago. I'm always surprised reading reviews for this classic album as well, that Eternal Life is never really mentioned. Contains one of the best song climaxes! There's a really good live solo rendition on the Live At Sin-E EP, as well as the speedy "road version" which he played live but for me the album version is the best. What a voice, and a great shame he's not around anymore
Jammed: 27th Aug 2013
Banging tune from some Japanese mentalists. Also good proof you don't need to be able to sing to be a vocalist! Contains one of my fave guitar solos and also a superb outro...along with the rest of the song really. The full album is really good as well, very eclectic - any fan of rock music should enjoy
Jammed: 20th Aug 2013
Had to cut my last jam short after listening to Blood Mountain for the billionth time but the first in ages, Mastodon are the shit. Brann Dailor's drumming is absolutely ludicrous, they're heavier than dark matter and dish out some face melting solos (as on show here!) This album is nearly as good as Leviathan, more expensively produced and not quite as throat shredding - but the tunes are brilliant on both, I don't think there's ever been a better metal bands than these guys. All 5 of their albums are a high standard but the 2 aforementioned are genuine classics. Great band name too!
Jammed: 16th Aug 2013
by Inter Arma
Psychedelic is my thing so this hits the spot. Make sure to listen past 7 mins as well, the titular long road clearly goes through Scandinavia at some point! I've been a fan of this album for quite a while and this is my fave track. Er yeah
Jammed: 13th Aug 2013
by British Sea Power
An incredibly unsung English band, which is understandable perhaps because they're fairly wacky, but strange because NME bigs up so many steaming piles of indie turd I thought these would have at least got a little go. However they do seem to have a devoted following, which is a billion times more important than getting a shitty number one album or whatever. They have some really anthemic songs which make me feel good and this is a new one of those - but they've been doing it for years! Any English indie band who last more than 5 minutes deserve a medal these days, and these guys are on album number 6!! This is my (admittedly metaphorical) medal to you British Sea Power!
Jammed: 7th Aug 2013