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    September 11, 2001. That fateful day in American history. Interestingly enough, there have been a few rap albums that predicted this event many years before it happened.

    This morning I heard this marvelous album, despite Akinyele's irritating flow and pretty ugly cover regardless of the misogynistic title, done by the wonderful Queens producer Large Professor and scratching performed by Rob Swift on this out-of-print rap classic encoded in Apple Lossless and played back on my iPod classic. Large Professor does his near flawless job sampling jazz and soul rarities all over this album...



    Lots of highlight tracks on this album easily. One of my favorites include the following joint.



    Interesting fact from this album from 1993: Akinyele ends the song entitled "The Bomb" by bragging the following last section of his verse.

    Drag
    I done blew up the World Trade and Vietnam
    Huh, beacuse this s*** here is the bomb!

    And that boasting was done about eight years before the two planes hit the World Trade Center. Quite a historical prediction from a rap album?
    "if a horse could sing in a monotone, the horse would sound like Carly Simon, only a horse wouldn't rhyme 'yacht', 'apricot', and 'gavotte'. Is that some kind of joke?"
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    "there's a fine line between having an open mind and having your whole brain fall out"
    --Anonymous

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    Right now I'm listening to this wonderful classical album on my iPod classic.





    This seminal album includes various topics like the simile between Iraq and New York City (this was before 9/11 by the way), the street lifestyle, thug culture, daily life in Queens (which is my birthplace as well), Marley Marl production, forces of darkness, Islamic philosophy, unusual samples especially similar to that of Mobb Deep, etc.

    My favorite lyrics is Prodigy's hook from the song L.A., L.A. (Remix).

    L.A. L.A. big city of dreams
    But everything in L.A. ain't always what it seems
    You might get fooled if you come from outta town
    Cos we coming from Queens it gets down

    All of this over some of the best Marley Marl production in hip hip history...
    "if a horse could sing in a monotone, the horse would sound like Carly Simon, only a horse wouldn't rhyme 'yacht', 'apricot', and 'gavotte'. Is that some kind of joke?"
    --Robert Christgau
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    --Anonymous

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    Im lisening to a live by Dead can dance,it's decent for 2008 but it aged since there last live sound was better, but since it's DcD i give them a decent 8/10, some song are mystery song but i know most of them, what would have impressed me would had been DcD unreleased tracks double album, but this were unavailable.

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    It's taken me a while, these are the last five non classical albums I've listened to.

    Hair, Love my musicals
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    Modern Jazz Quartet Django
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    Bob Marley Legend
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    Stan Getz, Joao Gilberto, takes me back to my childhood. Lovely stuff
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    Jeff Beck Truth,with Beck's Bolero (Jimmy Page, Keith Moon, John Paul Jones, Nicky Hopkins and Jeff Beck). The rest of the album is great, Rod Stewart sings his heart out, I ain't superstitious is probably the best track on the album.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pmsummer View Post


    THINGS YOU ALREADY KNOW
    Chris Campbell
    Steven Copes, Erin Keefe, Andrei Tchekmazov

    innova
    Dang, summer, we have eerily similar taste. This is a great recording — Innova puts out some quality material.

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    Default Hungarian Music from Transylvania; Traditions of Gyimes and the Great Plain


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    Last two weeks I have been playing this album at work. iTunes download using an iPhone 6 Plus. Years ago, I waited nearly ten hours to get her autograph. Nice lady for sure.

    "if a horse could sing in a monotone, the horse would sound like Carly Simon, only a horse wouldn't rhyme 'yacht', 'apricot', and 'gavotte'. Is that some kind of joke?"
    --Robert Christgau
    "there's a fine line between having an open mind and having your whole brain fall out"
    --Anonymous

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    Default World Library of Folk and Primitive Music, Vol. XVII: Romania



    AllMusic Review by John Vallier [-]

    Nestled in between Hungary and Serbia on its western border, and Moldova and the Black Sea on its eastern border, is the country of Romania. A Roman province beginning in about 100 AD, the country has been overrun by barbarian hordes, converted to Eastern Orthodox Christianity, occupied by Nazis, ruled by the Communists, and -- since 1989 -- on board for capitalism's bumpy ride. Reflecting Romania's mercurial history is its brilliantly eclectic musical heritage. On World Library of Folk & Primitive Music, Vol. 6: Romania a cross-section of this eclecticism of sounds is presented. Its 35 tracks offer up ritual music, dance music, pastoral music, and more. Originally recorded between 1934 and 1957 by many an ethnomusicologist working for the Archive of the Folklore Institute, Bucharest, the collection was compiled and edited by Tiberiu Alexandru, and in 1960 by Alan Lomax for Columbia Records. In its contemporary digitized form it is being re-released by Rounder. From a stentorian overture on a gargantuan Transylvanian horn, known as a tulnic, to a whimsical final cut featuring pan-piper Fanica Luca soloing over the stylized folk arrangements of the Barbu Lautaru Orchestra, each selection is played by expert musicians. The touching love ditties, animated dance tunes, epic songs, and religious melodies that round out this exceptional CD all offer portals into Romania's distant musical worlds, captured before the ubiquitous onslaught of globalization.

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    FIELD OF REEDS
    These New Puritans

    Infectious
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    Tori Amos: Little Earthquakes




    Doris Day: Move over darling

    Played on a loop for a while.


    Barclay James Harvest: Bob Harris Session 1971 July 5


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    When all else fails, listen to Thick as a Brick.

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    Summer Music Mode


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    Quote Originally Posted by Balthazar View Post
    Summer Music Mode

    A relic of the 90s. Always loved that cover.

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    Another five albums I've just listened to.

    I liked my rediscovery of Jeff Beck, I also listened to
    The Jeff Beck Group, Beck Ola
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    curious to hear some Vangelis, inspired by a recent thread
    Heaven and Hell
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    Opera Sauvage
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    and because we lost Chris Squire today
    so long and thanks for the fish
    The Yes Album
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    Fragile
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    I love Heart of the Sunrise, it's almost in sonata form I think, theme, second theme, development and return to the theme.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Morimur View Post
    A relic of the 90s. Always loved that cover.
    "A relic of the 90s."

    I am having a difficult time coming to grips with that (chronological) concept.
    P.M. Summer
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