View Full Version : What are you listening to right now?

05-19-2018, 04:03 AM
I thought we should set up this thread just for general discussion of what is tickling our fancy right now.

I just discovered a band called Greeta Van Fleet who are one of the most old school sounding rock bands I've heard in a while.


Their whole album is along these lines, maintains a pretty high quality throughout and only goes for about 40 minutes all up so isn't that long if you want to give it a listen.

But what are you guys listening to right now?

05-21-2018, 11:32 AM
Right this second? Listening to this gem, one of my favorites from this band:


I'm lame about taking other people's music suggestions, but if I can find the time I'll give that album a listen!

The Dude
05-21-2018, 12:21 PM
That was exactly the problem with this thread before. Just people posting what they liked an nobody giving a shit or even taking 5 secs to listen. Pretty pointless thread really.

05-21-2018, 01:00 PM
Feels like a harsh assessment. I enjoy seeing what others are listening to, even if I don't always have the time/will to check out everything that's posted.

The Dude
05-21-2018, 01:44 PM
This thread had pages and pages on the last board with pretty much zero discussion. Just ignored link/embed after ignored link/embed and so on...

05-21-2018, 01:51 PM
I didn't ignore them... I'm not really good at discussing music the way I am about movies or wrestling, but I still found it interesting. Maybe it's just me though.

The Dude
05-21-2018, 01:57 PM
Mate, I'm not having a go at you personally, I just meant that's all the thread was. I did exactly the same. Posted my shit in here, didn't pay attention to anything already there and that was that.

Part of it was because the majority of the forum doesn't have the same taste in music as me so there really would be little point.

05-21-2018, 11:24 PM
Right this second? Listening to this gem, one of my favorites from this band:


I'm lame about taking other people's music suggestions, but if I can find the time I'll give that album a listen!

All good Mizzie. Love me some Green Day though, haven't heard this one before, quite liked it. I feel like Warning may be an album worth revisiting, it doesn't get the popular wraps of some of their earlier stuff or American Idiot but seems to have a lot of solid songs on it.

As to Your thoughts Dude, well that was one of the reasons I originally created the Review This Somg thread but I'd hardly call lines like 'more indy crap, pass' real in depth commenting. Because it looks like there isn't much interest in the review thread I started this one. I actually think it is a fun way to discover new music but you can pass if you don't like it.

Anyway let's put up some songs or if no one wants to get stuck in the thread can die. That's the way it works.

Bottom line is if you want the music part of the forum to kick off then be the change you want to see.

The Dude
05-22-2018, 05:15 AM
Sorry for being an asshole, I've had a really bad couple of days recently and I've got no way to vent.

I would explain but don't really feel like it at the moment.

05-22-2018, 11:13 AM
Hope things are on the upswing, Dude. I certainly didn't take any offense!

American Idiot obviously has it's strengths, but I find a lot of the Green Day I like most comes from before that album. Maybe because it was less political and more universal? I'm not sure but yeah, Warning is a good album in my book.

Speaking of American Idiot, I was just listening to this, not the original but the track from their Broadway show which I actually like better in this case:


05-22-2018, 05:11 PM
It is a very Broadway take on a pop punk song. I can just see a skinny dancer with dyed spiked hair spinning around while pretending to head bang all too perfectly.

05-22-2018, 05:26 PM
Haha, I have no idea if the actual show is good. I'm a fan of Green Day and of musical theater, but I have a feeling they don't mix perfectly. There are a couple songs from that show I prefer to the original though. The only other one that comes to mind is Letterbomb.

Bowling for Soup just came up on my Spotify playlist. I admit they're probably the closest thing to a "guilty pleasure" I have, though I don't really believe in feeling guilty about my pleasures (as a wrestling fan you kind of have to get over that eventually). They're silly and often stupid and inconsequential, but there's something fun and sometimes surprisingly authentic about their stuff. This is what came on just now, not my all time favorite of theirs but pretty fun nonetheless.


The Dude
06-06-2018, 07:50 AM
I actually quite like Bowling for Soup, they're a bit less serious but it works.

Currently listening to "Alive" by Pearl Jam... just put the album Ten on a moment ago.

06-06-2018, 12:00 PM
Nice! I should listen to more Pearl Jam. I've liked their hits a lot but I haven't done a deep dive on them.

I've had this in my head a LOT lately. I find it really poignant, even moreso than some of them biggest hits. Really worth a listen, I think.


06-06-2018, 08:13 PM
I actually quite like Bowling for Soup, they're a bit less serious but it works.

Currently listening to "Alive" by Pearl Jam... just put the album Ten on a moment ago.

Iíve really been digging Eddie Vedderís solo stuff recently. Especially the Into The Wild soundtrack that he did.

06-17-2018, 05:10 PM
Kids See Ghosts

Particularly "Reborn"


The Dude
06-18-2018, 05:44 PM

Not my favorite Slipknot album but this track has grown on me. Speaking Slipknot, my fav albums are Iowa, Slipknot, all hope is Gone, Subliminal verses and the grey Chapter in that order.

06-20-2018, 01:47 PM
I haven't been that into Kanye in the past but I'll have to at least give that track a listen.

Love Slipknot in general, I haven't listened to them for a while but I absolutely should get back into them!

My Dad used to listen to this track a lot when I was young, and I've been getting more into Cat Stevens lately so I'll throw it out here as I think it's pretty damn good:


06-21-2018, 05:34 PM
I've noticed I've been listening to a lot of Movie Music recently. Like Transformers, MCU, etc.

06-21-2018, 07:36 PM
I never think of the Transformers films having much of a soundtrack, aside from the sound of metal madly crashing together. ;)

Listening to one of my old all time faves right this second. It was actually never one of my top Blink songs until I saw the music video. They're just so young, they're on this unbelievable journey and they clearly think they're going to live forever, and looking back 30 years on it's oddly poignant. Anyway:


06-22-2018, 09:05 AM
I never think of the Transformers films having much of a soundtrack, aside from the sound of metal madly crashing together. ;)

Listening to one of my old all time faves right this second. It was actually never one of my top Blink songs until I saw the music video. They're just so young, they're on this unbelievable journey and they clearly think they're going to live forever, and looking back 30 years on it's oddly poignant. Anyway:


Heh. Well they do actually. Like this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4H0JDomv8ac

06-22-2018, 04:32 PM
That was actually better than I expected. Not something I'd probably listen too regularly, but gives you a nice epic feel.

Just listened to this yesterday and was reminded that it's one of my all time favorite songs:


Prime Time
06-25-2018, 09:54 AM
If you're into songs with a narrative and have ten minutes to listen to it, then here's The Mariner's Revenge Song by the Decemberists. Included here with the comic style animation that someone has decided to do to help it all along. But it's dark enough anyway.


06-28-2018, 01:45 AM
Holy crap Mizzie I FREAKIN' LOVE Make You Feel Better. Has always been one of my favourite songs on Stadium Arcadium which is my fav RHCP album. Such a great positive burst of energy.

PT, I'm really keen to listen to that song a little more a second time with the lyrics out. First time through I was on the board and drifted in and out, the bits I can recall sounded awesome. I randomly stumbled upon a Decemberists song, How I Dreamt I Was An Architect through How I Met Your Mother and really liked that song and this reminded me of a much more complex version of that musically.

I have recently been listening to Frank Turner's new album Be More Kind. The album is his return to writing political songs after seemingly shelving them a few albums ago. I love the fire he brings in songs like 1933 and Make America Great Again but he also has some more delicate moments in Don't Worry and Be More Kind. Great album.


Prime Time
06-28-2018, 10:19 AM
Ah yes, I know that song. Remember being surprised when it was on the show, even though they did have a bit of a line in fairly obscure indy stuff in the soundtrack. It's off the Castaways and Cutouts album, which I think was their debut. 'Mariner's Revenge' comes off Picaresque, which was a couple of years later. If you want a sense of their brilliant wordplay in their lyrics, but don't have ten minutes to spare then maybe try this out instead;


06-28-2018, 12:19 PM
Some really good suggestions there, I'll have to make time to check them out. Glad there's another RHCP fan running around here too, Sam. :)

Listening to Jonathan Coulton right now, who has a lot of pretty clever stuff. This is one of my favorites:


06-29-2018, 02:07 AM
Just had a listen to that song, I'd say 3/5, it was good, I liked the chord progression and the interludes with backing vocals before the chorus. Can't say I was blown away but I'm glad I listened.

Here is one that randomly popped up on my Spotify playlist, really loved this song a few years ago. There is also a killer acoustic version going around too.


07-06-2018, 09:56 PM
Spooky, Sam. I like to be haunted by my music. I can dig that one.

I just stumbled upon this song tonight. Kind of diggin' the vibe.


07-07-2018, 04:05 PM
I really like Theory of a Deadman's cover of Wicked Games.


The Dude
07-08-2018, 04:53 PM

07-09-2018, 05:38 PM
Really digging these, guys. Love the music video for the last one especially, Dude.

I've been adding Brand New back to my playlist, and was reminded of one of my favorite songs:


07-10-2018, 07:28 AM



07-10-2018, 02:07 PM
Nice collection of songs! I should really dive into all three of those bands a bit more, they're all up my alley but I haven't looked very deep into their albums.

This one just popped into my head, not their best off the album but it's got something good going for it.


The Dude
07-10-2018, 07:14 PM
Can't really stand Britpop (daddy issues don't ask) but I love early Blink 182. Especially the M&ms tune because I have the album it's from.

Seeing as Mizfan enjoyed CasisDead I'll post some more English rap.


07-11-2018, 12:02 AM
Heard this tonight on an awesome Hulu original series, The Path.


07-11-2018, 01:31 PM
Less into Skinnyman, I'm not a huge rap guy so the first one might have been a bit of an exception for me. Still, I can recognize that it's good stuff for those who like the style more.

Digging Bella Figura. How is The Path, Shane? That's the one with Aaron Paul, right? It's looked interesting but I haven't had a chance to check it out yet.

Got this running on my spotify right now, always liked it quite a lot.


07-14-2018, 07:04 PM
Storytelling and respect for legacy. Going country tonight.


07-15-2018, 11:44 AM
I'm not a big country guy usually but that was quite good, a bit chilling.

Used to listen to this soundtrack on repeat in college. Still love to listen to it now and again, I find it poignant in a subtle way.


The Dude
07-29-2018, 10:41 AM
Just listened to Mr. Bungle for the first time in a while.


Prime Time
09-06-2018, 06:25 AM
I listened to the Greta van Fleet EP, From the Fires, on the plane and enjoyed it a lot.

09-06-2018, 10:39 AM
Joe Budden's podcast dissing Eminem... LOL

09-10-2018, 01:44 PM
Wait... the Slaughterhouse boys arenít cool with Em any more? Or is it just Budden?

09-10-2018, 11:11 PM
Joe broke out from Slaughterhouse a couple of years ago, and went on his own podcast stuff. He has since criticized Em's music (rightfully if we are just talking music), and Em responded with a little jab at Joe in the new album. Then Joe went all in for the next 90 minutes in his podcast airing out all the laundry between him and Slim and Slaughterhouse. Basically the other 3 stayed loyal to Em, Aftermath and Shady Records, and Joe never really wanted to be part of it all.

09-11-2018, 07:26 PM
Ah, I see

09-11-2018, 09:23 PM
Yeah, I want to be fair to Joe and mention that he still loves his Slaughterhouse crew like brothers, but thought they should have never signed with a major label. Royce has since responded saying he loves Joe, but Joe was in the wrong.

09-11-2018, 09:37 PM
Joe isnít completely wrong. The first Slaughterhouse album (minus Em and Shady Records) was much superior to the second. (Donít get me wrong... still enjoyed it thoroughly, though.)

09-12-2018, 12:33 AM
Yeah... Joe even explained that he looked at the music. He thought that them being 4 indy guys, they'd share the same desire to have straight sound and do it themselves. The other 3 though were looking for that major deal pay day. It's like if Omega and the Bucks go to WWE with Cody staying independent to preserve his artistic craft. No one is really wrong or right, some want the money, some want the music. But yeah, their first album was amazing. The one from 2009, I listened to that daily.

The Dude
09-30-2018, 06:46 AM
Currently listening to Pantera's Vulgar Display of Power for like the millionth time. Love it.

The Dude
10-05-2018, 12:08 AM

New Smashing Pumpkins I'm not sure what to make of it yet but I definitely don't like it as much as their old school stuff on first listen.

10-12-2018, 08:30 PM
Oh, wow... I love that song (and I just listened to it for the first time). Something about it is engaging from the opening seconds until the end. I had a shit day at work, but Iím in such a better mood now after listening to that song. Thank you, Dude. I might have to go check out the rest of that album.

10-16-2018, 12:52 PM
Listening to right now...


10-19-2018, 06:53 AM
New Greta Van Fleet album out today. I haven't listened yet but am super excited given how much I enjoyed their extended EP.

People are saying they are the future of rock music which is almost a cliche at this point and while I wouldn't go that far they are certainly a very different voice in popular music today.

10-19-2018, 08:12 PM
Listening to right now...


Prime Time
11-15-2018, 06:42 PM
I need to find the time to check out the stuff you've been sharing in here. Some of this looks right up my street.

11-15-2018, 09:13 PM
If that's directed at me, I'd love to hear any thoughts you have! I'm admittedly terrible at listening to other people's suggestions but I'm always happy to share the stuff I do like. :)

Listening to, right this second, very old school (relatively speaking)...


11-17-2018, 05:23 PM
I'm a fan of Johnny Cash and the Goo Goo Dolls, so props on recent listings.

I'm in a nostalgic 90's music head space even as I try to figure out the next [major] step of my life. A line from the song below keeps wanting to speak to me: "We fell through the ice when we tried not to slip."


11-19-2018, 04:10 PM
Nice!! Haven't heard that song in a long time but always liked it a lot. Very soulful, never fails to stir something in me.

Listening to right now...


11-20-2018, 12:07 AM
I've been to well over 100 concerts in my life, and Bouncing Souls are easily one of the top 5 best live bands I've seen. Great pick, Miz!

Yes, Led Zeppelin is my all-time favorite band besides RATM, but it's been a few years since I've had a strong Zeppelin kick. Their blues heavy stuff tends to be my favorite on each of their albums, and this may well be their best blues heavy song....


11-20-2018, 03:50 PM
Ah, would love to see Bouncing Souls live! I don't got to many concerts but that's one I wouldn't mind showing up for. Big fan of Zeppelin too, great shout!

Had this one in my head recently...


Prime Time
12-14-2018, 06:46 AM
Right now, I'm listening to The Dissent of Man by Bad Religion. They were one of those bands that were always around when I was listening to a lot more of this, but I hardly paid them very much attention. But I got recommended one of the songs off this and thought it sounded interesting, so I've given the whole album a play. And you know what, I like it quite a bit.

12-14-2018, 03:24 PM
Bad Religion is pretty good. One of those bands that I wonít necessarily seek out, but if it comes on Pandora or something, I wonít turn it off.

12-18-2018, 03:07 PM
I saw Bad Religion live once. It was a small venue with a chill atmosphere. Sat with my friends and drank some beers while they played. Was a really good show. I wasn't a fan before (I wasnt not a fan, I just had had practically no exposure to their music), but after the show I developed an appreciation. They've got performing down to an absolute science.

I saw the Bosstones at the same place a year or two prior, the night I met Dickey Barrett. We talked for like maybe 3 minutes right after the show. About how the show was, how much I dug their music, and if he was going to play Warped Tour that year (they did, and I went lol). I was geeking out hard at the time. Still do thinking about it now. I danced/bumped into my senior English teacher at the show. I had just graduated. She was (and still is) a complete smoke show. My crush intensified knowing she would go to a show like that. Crazy awesome night.

That's not why I'm here though, lol, this is one of 2 songs that has haunted me for a few weeks now. It's an oldie, but, damn...


12-18-2018, 03:17 PM
And this is the 2nd one...


They did a cover of this on Luke Cage season 2 I believe, it was great, but nothing matches this.

Prime Time
01-12-2019, 08:50 AM
Bit of quality there, definitely gets the seal of approval.

I never really took to MCR but I've heard a Gerard Way solo song quite a lot lately, seems to be hanging around long enough that I've heard it several times in various things. Called 'Getting Down the Germs', I assume a few people out there know it?

01-14-2019, 04:37 PM
I wouldíve never guessed that was Gerard in a hundred years. (This coming from somebody that listened to MCR religiously for years...)

Prime Time
01-16-2019, 01:33 PM
No, it doesn't sound like I would have expected either, though I can't claim to have much knowledge of MCR beyond a few songs and general impression of what their sound is like.

Been listening to Fiend Without A Face recenty and I'm really into it even tho' it's a bit out there. It's a bit of side project for Brent Hinds from Mastadon.

Samuel 'Plan
01-23-2019, 06:16 PM
To take the title of this thread literally, I've come across an upload of what turns out is an album of a concert in Prague a couple of years back (following this?!) by Hans Zimmer, an arrangement of all his most famous movie soundtracks, and it's absolutely bloody brilliant. I'm downloading the album immediately. I love Zimmer's music and a lot of the themes in the set, that are arranged in such an amazing way.

Anyways, if anyone's into that sort of thing, this is the link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vRl9mLseYhY

01-23-2019, 06:18 PM
Sounds pretty damn interesting! I'll have to give it a listen at some point.

Listening to this classic at the moment:


01-25-2019, 11:20 PM
Back before Prince Ea was a spoken word guy, I heard this and it completely blew my mind and fucked my world.


The Dude
02-09-2019, 04:53 AM

Prime Time
02-28-2019, 06:58 AM
Anyone come across the band Ghost light? Just been recommended them and have given one track a listen. Sounds very much like a throwback on one hand, but on the other there's a lot going on - real attention to detail in the layering of various instruments.

Also saw The Wildhearts had a new song out. Kinda funny seeing so many of these bands from my youth still putting stuff out there.

For the love of Terry Funk
03-12-2019, 11:01 AM
That Ronson/Miley single. I don't usually like her stuff but this one is catchy.

03-12-2019, 05:15 PM
Listening to right this second...


03-12-2019, 10:21 PM
LOVE some Social D/Mike Ness. Although, I might be the only person I've ever known that isn't a fan of their cover of "Ring Of Fire".

Also, FTLOTF... that Ronson/Miley song is great. It's the best thing she's done since "Wrecking Ball".

03-13-2019, 06:25 AM
Damn, it has been a while since I've been around these threads.

Hope to be a little more regular cause I love the music section.

Anyway here is the song I've been listening to. It is called The Rush by Kings Kaleidoscope, they are a Christian band and while I know their message isn't for everyone here I feel like they are genuinely one of the coolest musical acts around. Very creative and artistic in how they build things and introduce different instruments.

Here is the video for it if anyone wants to check it out:

Prime Time
05-01-2019, 11:05 AM
What am I listening to right now? This, funnily enough. Seems timely. Plus this is as cool as you like.


Sam, that's an interesting video. A lot of different layers going on and it never really lets you settle down and go 'oh yeah, I know how this is going to go'. Intriguing stuff.

For the love of Terry Funk
05-01-2019, 03:21 PM
Also, FTLOTF... that Ronson/Miley song is great. It's the best thing she's done since "Wrecking Ball".

Agree it's great but I never much cared for Wrecking Ball. The only other song of hers I liked was Malibu, but this was better.

05-05-2019, 08:22 PM
"This ain't a diss to the game; it's a gas to the flame"


Logic + Eminem


Prime Time
05-13-2019, 09:21 AM
Listening to an EP that came out last year by the Lemon Twigs that I kinda like. Hard to place exactly what it sounds like but the closest I can come to it is the Stones.

08-16-2019, 07:01 PM
Most recent song by Taylor Swift is pretty good. Almost a bit of a throwback to her country origins although it is ultimately a pretty standard ballad. Still I'm enjoying it.


08-16-2019, 08:13 PM
Heard that a few times today. Sultry isnít the correct word to describe it, but itís the first word that comes to mind.

08-16-2019, 08:19 PM
I'd say subdued, particularly given how over produced pop music can be. It feels like the song has space to breathe which I really like.

Also intimate but not just because of the lyrics which are incredibly so. Taylor's vocal performance has a much more natural feel to it, I can see this one transitioning pretty well to a solo performance with just an acoustic guitar.

The Dude
09-15-2019, 03:55 PM

09-16-2019, 02:15 PM

Been reconnecting with the Killers lately. I always liked them (except, for whatever reason, "Somebody Told Me") but I never fully dived into their stuff. This is my favorite discovery so far.

The Dude
09-16-2019, 07:08 PM

One from the 60s I'm sure most will enjoy

09-16-2019, 08:26 PM
Nice! Haven't heard that one in a while.


One of my favorites, there's something very poignant about this one to me. Gives me the feeling of finally recognizing and confronting a situation that's become unlivable, and hope for making a change for the better.

09-17-2019, 11:14 AM
Just got into Dirty Honey. They are a slightly, very slightly harder version of Greta Van Fleet, but still really good.

09-17-2019, 01:49 PM

This one just popped up on my Spotify, always enjoyed it.

The Dude
09-18-2019, 03:45 PM

This whole album is great to smoke weed to.

10-25-2019, 10:01 PM
Kanye West - Jesus is King album. Want to devour it all tonight, but I'm doing reactions to each song the first time I listen. So far, listened to two songs, including "Everything We Need" and "Selah."

10-26-2019, 10:23 AM
this probably is not going to set anyone's world on fire around these parts, but I've been on a big Belle & Sebastian kick recently


Prime Time
10-27-2019, 03:34 PM
I've been listening to The Company Band, which was an album made by a supergroup of the same name featuring musicians from Clutch, Fireball Ministry, Fu Manchu and CKY. I think it's a belting album, personally.

10-28-2019, 11:29 AM
Listening to right this minute...


The Dude
10-28-2019, 12:41 PM
I've got the album by Chilis. Fuck knows what its called but it has a pill and a fly on it/

Point is, i've listened to it loads. Police Station is my fav track from it.

10-30-2019, 05:15 PM
Nice!! Love RHCP.

Prime Time
11-22-2019, 09:56 AM
This has been in my rotation of late.


This is one of the more prominent songs of an EP that they've brought out lately.

11-22-2019, 10:56 AM
Dirty Honey is fantastic!!!

They are in the same vein as Greta Van Fleet.

11-22-2019, 03:26 PM
Just listened to one of my favorite RHCP songs (I know, I've brought them up before). A song about their reaction to hearing the news about Kurt Cobain's suicide.


11-28-2019, 07:51 AM

This whole album a lot lately. On a big Trent binge in the past month or so.

12-04-2019, 10:56 AM

I've loved these guys for years, but this is still my favorite song of theirs. This is a pretty awesome accoustic version of the song, followed by a light hearted rendition of Oxford Comma- another one of their songs I love.

I have Vampire Weekend kicks like 2-3 times a year. Just love so much of their stuff and style.

Prime Time
12-04-2019, 11:00 AM
They had a song on the radio I liked a little while back. I'll have to have a dive in and see if there's anything else I like.

The Dude
12-18-2019, 03:47 PM
NIN track I knew well. Tearjerker by RHCP I had never heard before but like a lot. Wasn't too fond of Dirty Honey but I guess that's just me.


12-18-2019, 04:08 PM
I like stuff that stands out on the radio, and the song above did just that for me a few years ago. It has a lot of charisma. Still dig it today.

This is a newer song, released this year that fits that category- sticks out like a sore thumb on today's radio, and it is good. These guys have been their own trend for years and years now- dating back to "Hang Me Out To Dry", which ruled my playlist the summer of the year it came out. This song has a lot of swagger. I've been enjoying it since I heard it on the radio a few weeks back.


The Dude
12-19-2019, 04:08 PM

Some old school Grime. I think this guys still in prison.

I've checked out the new shit Drill on the radio which isn't as bad as I originally thought. But you really have to listen to the lyrics, the rest is pretty bland. It's all about gangs etc though.

If that really isn't your thing heres John Lennon.


12-20-2019, 03:35 PM
Some nice suggestions in here... this one is a couple songs ahead yet on my playlist, but I'll throw it in since I'm a big fan of it:


12-21-2019, 04:33 PM
fantastic choice Mizfan. I actually just set Highwayman as my default ring tone on my phone. I just saw Kristofferson play here in the Twin Cities. For an 83 year old, he's still got it.


12-22-2019, 02:11 PM
Fuck, that's awesome!! One of my favorites for sure.

Ha, no lie, this is what just came up on my spotify and I love it:


The Dude
01-13-2020, 11:09 AM

01-13-2020, 02:58 PM
This popped up on my Spotify on December 24, which I thought was funny...


The Dude
01-15-2020, 02:39 PM

01-16-2020, 04:00 PM
My Dad's favorite singer when I was growing up was Cat Stevens, so I still tend to dig up his stuff regularly. Just listened to this one: