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What music did you just listen to?

Asked by Steve_A (5125points) January 21st, 2010

I am really curious of what people here at fluther listen to.

I do not care the musical style,artist or whatever just give it to me ! :)

I am basically asking this question in attempt to help expand my musical ears and whats out there after discovering smooth jazz and classical music (Beethoven and Rachmaninoff for the most part)

anyways the idea is to tell me exactly the last song you just listened or maybe or listening to at this very moment! :)

also tell me about what other music you like artist/bands etc….you would recommend.

oh and tell a little as to why you like it, what does it do for you why this type of music compared to another?

Thanks as always flutheriers

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Dan_DeColumna's avatar

What is love. I clicked on the “what is lurve” link that sends you to a repeating image of three guys dancing in a car while the song plays in the background.

I was also sent to the wikipedia narcissism page for trying to add myself to my fluther earlier.



jeffgoldblumsprivatefacilities's avatar

At the moment: RushLimelight

I keep a list of 4 or 5 albums I’m currently listening to on my profile, and try to uptade every week or so.

Steve_A's avatar

@Dan_DeColumna lol thats great :D reminds me of that movie too….

Steve_A's avatar

@jeffgoldblumsprivatefacilities Right on, can’t go wrong with Rush :)

Steve_A's avatar

Just to share with you guys these are the two I was talking about on the classical side. – Beethoven -Rachmainoff

BUT the last song I listened to was (excluding Rush I just did)

Bill Withers live oh yeah

Shield_of_Achilles's avatar

Forever in your hands by all that remains

sjmc1989's avatar

The very last song I listened to was Let Her Cry I’m still a sucker for 90’s music

fundevogel's avatar

Right now I’m listening to Parov Stelar because I just got the cd and I love modern takes on old fashioned music.

This moondog remix is also a fantastic example of this electronic jazz fusion thing.

jeffgoldblumsprivatefacilities's avatar

@Steve_A I love Rachmaninoff! This song is one of my favorites composed by him.

holden's avatar

Currently, Radiohead’s 2003 Hail to the Thief album.

Steve_A's avatar

Heh deng I will start making a listen then lol :)

RareDenver's avatar

The last thing I listened to was Release Me by Infected Mushroom

Steve_A's avatar

Oh hey I just had a cool idea, I could make this once there is more the unofficial “official” fluther playlist :D haha

DominicX's avatar

I’ve been studying my history text, so in general, I listen to music without words because it’s less distracting.

I just listened to Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 2 in B major “To October”, Op. 14. It’s not for amateurs. :P

It’s his least-known symphony, it’s highly atonal and ominous (mostly in the first movement), and it concludes with a crazy choral piece and snare drum “riff”. I can’t imagine most people liking it, but I love it. :)

Before that, I was listening to “Little Red Riding Hood” by A-Moe, a Norwegian bubbledeath band, preceded by “I Gotta Feeling” by Black Eyed Peas.

PandoraBoxx's avatar

I’m in my 50’s and my taste leans more towards indie music. I rarely listen to the music I grew up with. Right now, I’m listening to a shuffle of Guggenheim Grotto, The Magic Numbers and Camera Obscura. My other favorite list David Byrne, Talking Heads, Cake, Modest Mouse. In terms of classical music, I like Copland and Holst’s “The Planets”, and I love Gershwin, which crosses classical and popular music.

sjmc1989's avatar

You should try Ben Harper.

Svidrigailov's avatar

The Magnetic Fields 69 Love Songs. It depends on the mood, of course. Usually it’s Nina Simone or Billie Holiday when I’m at home, but lately I’ve been totally nerding out about a rare demo copy of Harry Nilsson singing Without You that showed up on YouTube the other day.

Steve_A's avatar

@DominicX Hm interesting…do you play?

applesaucemanny's avatar

Right now I’m listening to Seasons by the academy is…
but I’ll recommend some bands I think are amazing but no one hardly knows about along with my favorite songs by them:
The great plains by Scale the summit
Been to the future by 3
Ongoing Horrible by Maps and Atlases

fundevogel's avatar

@jeffgoldblumsprivatefacilities Good Rachmaninov choice. I can never which one I like best since all of his titles sound the same to me.

absalom's avatar

Passion Pit. I got excited to see that they’re coming to Cleveland.

fundevogel's avatar

@DominicX I used to listen to a lot of Apocalyptica when I had serious studying to do. But I gave up on them when they added a drummer and guitarist and started incorporating vocals. What can I say, I prefer my metal acoustic.

markyy's avatar

Death Cab for Cutie – 405 and the sound of myself breathing because these new headphones cancel out all outside noise.

daemonelson's avatar

Just listened to Welcome To The Black Parade – My Chemical Romance. Not quite sure why I like it, just have ever since it came out. Now listening to Seven Seas Of Rhye – Queen, Freddy Mercury’s voice is just epic. And after this the playlist will go on to either Devil In Disguise – Elvis Presley, or Son Of A Gun – Nirvana.

Allie's avatar

I got home and listened to songs by Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly and Jackie Greene.

I seriously love Jackie Greene. He’s pretty amazing to me.

scotsbloke's avatar

In the car last night on a 45 minute drive, I had a Stylistics album playing. Great chill out music.
This morning I put on my Journey CD while the kettle on and popped my bread in the toaster. (I didnt actually specifically choose this CD it was left in the player) but it’s still good.

HTDC's avatar

As I’m writing this I’m listening to Fire by Kasabian.

Steve_A's avatar

Sweet, this is going to be a long playlist! haha :D

stranger_in_a_strange_land's avatar

Berlioz “Symphonie Fastastique’, before that Mahler “Das Lied von der Erde”.

Violet's avatar

Alternative rock

Sophief's avatar

I just listenened to Pitbull and Akon, Shut it down.

Steve_A's avatar

@Dibley Alright something a little different! I was totally not expecting that from you Dibley :D lol

Sophief's avatar

@Steve_A What was you expecting?

Sophief's avatar

@Steve_A I listen to anything, I have loads of different music on my Ipod.

OpryLeigh's avatar

The last song I listened to was Chasing Cars by Snow Patrol. It was on the radio in my car and, as nice a song as it is, probably wouldn’t be my first choice of music to listen to.

Sophief's avatar

@Leanne1986 I love that song.

TheJoker's avatar

On the way into work I listened to Keane – A Bad Dream.
Right now I’m listening to James – Laid

scotsbloke's avatar

I’m now listening to Stan, by Eminem – I love this song.

Cruiser's avatar

This one…it is an amazing song by an amazing musician and composer from one of my all time favorite albums…

Ruallreb8ters's avatar

Gorillaz: Demon Dayz album. the entire album rocks… should deffinatly check it out if you havent.
if you like soft music Bela Fleck is good, so is Bedhead, and of course gogol bordello is the best

Tenpinmaster's avatar

Japanese POP. Love Morning Masume straight from Japan. Also, more domestically, I love listening to POP such as Aqua, Britney Spears, and the boy bands! (NSYNC / Backstreet Boys).

Bluefreedom's avatar

I just arrived at work and the last song I heard on my iPod (connected to my car stereo) before exiting my car was Europa (Earth’s Cry Heaven’s Smile) by Gato Barbieri.

cbloom8's avatar

Various Metallica and Nine Inch Nails.

row4food's avatar

I’ve got Explosions In the Sky going for the Friday morning work soundtrack.

ucme's avatar

Depeche Mode the singles.

john65pennington's avatar

Kool and The Gang…...............Celebrate.

I am an old rocker. listen to nothing but the oldies stations and i love Kool and The Gang’s music. john

john65pennington's avatar

Where have all the good songs gone? have songwriters lost their touch? what i am hearing on radio stations is just a loud noise. the songs have no meaning! give me back what we had in the 60s and 70s. songs that had meaning, songs that were about love and songs you could dance to. i like to snuggle and todays music has taken that away.

liliesndaisies's avatar

Chasing Pavements- Adele

OpryLeigh's avatar

@john65pennington You’re obviously not listening hard enough. I can think of many many great modern songs and singers. They may be different to what you grew up listening to but different doesn’t always mean bad. Alicia Keys for example, she is a personal favourite of mine because she writes some great songs all of which have meaning and great vocals and she is a talented musician. You can hardly say she is loud noise. There are many other talented singer/songwriters that I could mention that you would easily hear in the charts.

aprilsimnel's avatar

I just listened to a theme my nephew put together for his comedy sketch video. It’s him and one of his pals rapping a bit over some 70s-era Miles Davis.

scotsbloke's avatar

I was a Deejay for nigh on 20 years and all this talk of music has made me look out one of my favourite albums: Jeff Wayne’s War of the Worlds – The Artilleryman & The Fighting Machine is a particular favourite of mine and this one – Brave New World – but it’s all superb. If you don’t know it – I’d suggest you have a listen! you’ll love it! – if ever there was a great actor / narrator – it was Richard Burton!

Rarebear's avatar

Arvo Part “Te Deum”

deni's avatar

@Ruallreb8ters I love that album!

I’m listening to Fela Kuti. I. Love. Him.

HGl3ee's avatar

Push It – Static-X and now it’s F**k the Pain Away – Peaches

Steve_A's avatar

@ElleBee Ha I remember hearing that song, Static-X has an interesting style for sure.

janbb's avatar

Neil Young’s Prairie Winds

HGl3ee's avatar

@Steve_A : Static-X is one of my favorite bands. Especially when I’m working on our Track Car ;) Gets me in a real wrench pullin’ grease monkey kinda mood!

Ruallreb8ters's avatar

@ElleBee suck..sucking on my tities like you wanted me….. lov it haven’t heard that song for years.. im gonna listin to it right now

Steve_A's avatar


O.o go on…. lol

HGl3ee's avatar

@Ruallreb8ters : heck yes! “Sucking’ on my titties like you wanted me, calling me all the time like Blondie, Check out my chrissy behind, It’s fine all of the time, What else is in the teaches of peaches?, Like sex on the beaches, Huh? What?”

deni's avatar

Hahahahahahahahahahahahaha peaches

HGl3ee's avatar

@deni : Darn rights! Hahahaha ^.^

Dr_C's avatar

“Pata Pata” by Miriam Makeba… right after Weezer’s “Keep Fishing”

shego's avatar

I’ve been listening to the music from Cirque Du Soleil’s Kooza. I saw the performance, and had a song stuck in my head. But L’Innocent is one of my favorites. I just love how the music is classical, yet modern.

fireinthepriory's avatar

Right now I’m listening to the Glee soundtrack. Ohhhh man so embarrassing.

Michael_Huntington's avatar

Totally blows away most of the new death metal bands these days.

ucme's avatar

@Mike_Hunt I bet they would love the fact they got a shout out on here~

Michael_Huntington's avatar

That is if they can understand English

DominicX's avatar


So, I just wanted to say you’re my hero. I’ve never met anyone who likes J-pop (Morning Musume is excellent) along with Britney Spears, boy bands, and Aqua. Because I love all of those things.


And no, I don’t play snare drum (though I’d love to), I play piano and electric keyboard.

shego's avatar

@DominicX you should see his playlist. It is awesome. :) He has introduced me to so much new music. I really like it.

aprilsimnel's avatar

Undisclosed Desires by Muse

And wondering how on Earth I can both go to Coachella this year and be a fiscally responsible adult! Have y’all seen the line-up? Oh, oh, oh!

downtide's avatar

A new band I’ve recently got into is Temper Trap. They’re Australian but their song “Sweet Dispositon” is currently a big hit in the UK too, and I love it.

DrMC's avatar

LOL, me and the comrades were just discussing this. Our favorite song as we prepare to invade the US is this one

Tenpinmaster's avatar

@shego Thank you for peaking my musical interest! :)

DeanV's avatar

Going with a bit of The Streets, Electric Six and Jamie T right now. I’m sure a lot of us, me included, have a as well.

filmfann's avatar

Billie Holiday

DrMC's avatar

this will be good for you American devils

after your surrender and re-education there will be many benefits.

Irishmar's avatar

Neil Young on Conon OBrien’s last show, then they all played free bird with Will whathisname singing lead, its hillarious.

OpryLeigh's avatar

This old heart of mine – Rod Stewart

DrMC's avatar

Those not putting links to youtube video will be punished with extra re education time comrades.

DrMC's avatar

LOL you white devil

DrMC's avatar

that was strange – an echo?

DrMC's avatar

Damn comrade, I haven’t heard that song since the days when I had acne.

filmfann's avatar

@DrMC Last week?

@Mike_Hunt Never, ever acceptable.

Dr_C's avatar

On advice from @judochop I’ve spent the weekend listening to squarepusher, Kronos Quartet, tortoise and Amon Tobin… we also share a love of Massive Attack, Thievery Corporation and Rodrigo y Grabriela which I implore everyone to check out here.

This man has amazing taste in music. People should hit him up for advice on new stuff. Totally amazing.

DrMC's avatar

That was good Dr C – but aren’t there health risks to strumming without a pick?

- they are better than me – I only know the E string ; )

Steve_A's avatar

Alright cool guys, I will try and make it into a playlist now :D

DrMC's avatar

@Steve_A good question

Adagio's avatar

Live in London Leonard Cohen

Bluefreedom's avatar

Rise by Herb Alpert.

takito6909's avatar

KiD CuDi – Pursuit of Happiness. Great song

Bluefreedom's avatar

I just heard “Shake Your Body (Down to the Ground)” by the Jacksons on the radio here at work. I actually grooved for a minute or two. Nice.

aprilsimnel's avatar

In my head: Lump, by The Presidents of the United States of America

Bluefreedom's avatar

Broken Rainbow by Laura Nyro

Aesthetic_Mess's avatar

I just listened to this and I’m now listening to this They are amazing instrumentals. Not classical, but just amazing. Not many people know about music like this, but I wish they would play that on the radio, instead of some of the crap they do.

Michael_Huntington's avatar

Oh my god, I just rickroll’d myself. Nice one, me in the past…

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