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Staff Recommendations (05/07/06)

Posted by: Gabe Gross (05/06/06)
You know how we do this. Check in as staff add their recs for this week and tell us what you're listening to in the replies or make a thread in the recommendations forum.
Staff Recommendations Jason Tate: The Format (my favorite album so far this year), Butch Walker (the quintessential summer album) and Sherwood (my pride and joy).
Gabe: This Providence, just what i needed this week.
Scott: Saves the Day, Forgive Durden, the new Fair record, and Sherwood's The Summer EP.
Darren: A little Josh Ritter never hurt anyone. "Good Man" is one of the best songs of the year so far.
Drew: Summer vacation!
Garett: Limbeck... 100% perfect for this warm weather
Ryan: Showoff
Greg: Just Controlling the Famous today.
 
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10:54 PM on 05/06/06
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I recommend peanut butter sandwhiches
11:12 PM on 05/06/06
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Margot & The Nuclear So and So's: The Dust of Retreat
Ridiculous name, great album. It's quickly climbing my personal 2006 charts. I've read references to: The Decemberists, Okkervil River, Bright Eyes, Neutral Milk Hotel, Broken Social Scene, etc.

Nickel Creek: Nickel Creek
I had the opportunity to watch Chris Thile as part of the "New York City Bluegrass All-Stars" today at my school and it was absolutely incredible. For all those who think Nickel Creek is a bit too "clean" for their tastes would have loved this show. I couldn't have been more pleased with how they turned out. Since I can't recommend anything by them since it was just a couple of friends coming together to play some incredible music, I'll recommend the first album by Nickel Creek since it was one of my favorite songs, "The Lighthouse's Tale".

Books:

Jose Saramago: Seeing
I just ordered it tonight but I'm really excited to get a chance to read it. His last book, Blindness, is easily among my favorite books ever.

Movies:

Me and You and Everyone We Know
I watched this for the second time last night and it grew on me a lot. It's at the very least worth a rental.
11:20 PM on 05/06/06
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Fear Before The March Of Flames.
11:26 PM on 05/06/06
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Originally Posted by jfb392
Fear Before The March Of Flames.

you sir...well...i just love you.

plain and simple.
11:39 PM on 05/06/06
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listen to some HARVEY.
11:40 PM on 05/06/06
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Brighten and goodbyetomorrow!


..for fans of Jimmy Eat World, The All-American Rejects, The Get Up Kids, Rookie of the Year, etc..
11:43 PM on 05/06/06
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I strongly, strongly recomend Pistolita - Oliver, Under the Moon
11:45 PM on 05/06/06
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shit, who keeps deleting my links haha
12:33 AM on 05/07/06
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thank you jason tate. i usually disagree with you about A LOT of stuff, but the fact that you classify albums by season makes me respect you a lot. i've had a lot of albums that remind me of certain times of the year, and i cannot wait for the new Butch Walker release now.
12:38 AM on 05/07/06
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scott hits the nail on the head
12:46 AM on 05/07/06
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And You Will Know Us By The Trail of Dead...- Worlds Apart

Pink Floyd- Animals
01:44 AM on 05/07/06
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I recommend:

Music

Brandtson - Hello, Control - very different to their earlier stuff, but, at the same time, a very logical progression.
Sherwood - Sing, But Keep Going - I've been listening to this to get pumped for the new EP. Awesome band. Buy this album if you don't already have it.

Books

Going through a phase of Nordic mysteries, especially by writers like Henning Mankell, Karin Fossum, and Karin Alvtegan. These authors are making crime writing interesting again.

TV Shows

As always, Law and Order: Criminal Intent is #1 in my heart. More people should watch this show.

Not Recommended:

Trying to learn a semester's worth of advanced Statistical Methods in a couple of weeks without having gone to a single class...
02:16 AM on 05/07/06
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If you can get your hands on The Bleds first EP "His First Crush", I would recommend that.
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