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Summer music

Postby cypherspace » Sun May 11, 2008 9:22 pm UTC

One of life's few pure pleasures is lying on the grass, in the sun, listening to music. But when it's sunny, I can't listen to, say, Tool or Radiohead... the mood just doesn't fit. So, with it beginning to arrive in the northern hemisphere (well, Britain at least), what's your summer music? Bands, albums or songs welcome.

Lemon Jelly (The Staunton Lick, Ramblin' Man, A Tune For Jack, or their Breezeblock Radio 1 set especially) are just about my ideal chillin' in the sun music. Sublime are perfect drivin'/walkin' in the sun music. Jack Johnson, Ben Harper or Morcheeba (Big Calm is so... calming) are interchangeable for either situation. Any suggestions?
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Re: Summer music

Postby Mmmm, Pi » Sun May 11, 2008 9:33 pm UTC

The Beach Boys get coaxed out of their digitally encoded boxes and played a lot in the summer.
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Re: Summer music

Postby Aleril » Sun May 11, 2008 10:47 pm UTC

Mmmm, Pi wrote:The Beach Boys get coaxed out of their digitally encoded boxes and played a lot in the summer.


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Re: Summer music

Postby lazarus89 » Sun May 11, 2008 11:06 pm UTC

I'm going to go ahead and throw Sugar Ray (14:59, Sugar Ray) into the ring.
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Re: Summer music

Postby Sir_Elderberry » Sun May 11, 2008 11:51 pm UTC

Jonathan Coulton's First of May?
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Re: Summer music

Postby espire » Mon May 12, 2008 12:08 am UTC

If you're willing to bear with a foreign language, Veronic DiCaire's self-titled CD with French lyrics is the perfect feel-good summer CD, especially the first track, "Feel Happy."
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Re: Summer music

Postby 1337geek » Mon May 12, 2008 2:03 am UTC

Jimmy Buffett.
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Re: Summer music

Postby PatrickRsGhost » Mon May 12, 2008 11:43 am UTC

Two words: Mungo Jerry.

Mmmm, Pi wrote:The Beach Boys get coaxed out of their digitally encoded boxes and played a lot in the summer.


I second that notion.

Everybody knooooooooooows...a little place called Kokomoooooooo...now if...you wanna go...to get away from it alllllllll...

1337geek wrote:Jimmy Buffett.


He and the Beach Boys pretty much sum up everything that is summer.

dun-dun-dundun-dun-dundun-dun-dundun-dun...
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Re: Summer music

Postby tin » Mon May 12, 2008 12:13 pm UTC

Summer music, eeey?

The Go! Team and Of Montreal are great for summer adventurin', I think. Certain Nina Simone and Miles Davis tracks remind me of lazy summer afternoons. Feist and Badly Drawn Boy are pure awesome for walking in the sun and feeling happy.

cypherspace wrote:.... Morcheeba (Big Calm is so... calming)


Yeeeah. Morcheeba in general are quite summary. Which in turn, reminds me of Psapp who remind me a liiiiittle bit of Morcheeba's chilled out thing.
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Re: Summer music

Postby Clem » Mon May 12, 2008 12:16 pm UTC

cypherspace wrote:One of life's few pure pleasures is lying on the grass, in the sun, listening to music. But when it's sunny, I can't listen to, say, Tool or Radiohead... the mood just doesn't fit.


I completely agree. I find it very difficult to listen to Cat Power in the summer, the same with British Sea Power, Joanna Newsom, anything that comforts me in the winter months. So far this summer (ie: the last week), I have mostly been listening to Beastie Boys, the Hold Steady, Pixies and Feist. Further reports as weather warrants...
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Re: Summer music

Postby enk » Mon May 12, 2008 12:39 pm UTC

Faithless' Outrospective album, really reminds me of summer.

In a melancholic way. But... definitely summer.
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Re: Summer music

Postby cypherspace » Mon May 12, 2008 3:51 pm UTC

Mmmm, Pi wrote:The Beach Boys get coaxed out of their digitally encoded boxes and played a lot in the summer.

Damn good point. *finds Pet Sounds CD*. It also looks like I need to find Feist and Jimmy Buffett especially.

I also forgot Jimmy Cliff, Bob Marley and the Skatalites.
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Re: Summer music

Postby Ruaridh » Mon May 12, 2008 4:01 pm UTC

I'd recommend MGMT. Those rudderless, drugged-out hippies sure know how to play some groovy grooves.
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Re: Summer music

Postby Aleril » Mon May 12, 2008 4:41 pm UTC

Don't stop
Don't stop
Don't stop the beat
Won't stop
Won't stop
Won't stop the beat and GO!

Everyboooody! MOVE YOUR FEET AND FEEL UNIIIIIITED!
OH OH OHHHHHHHH


*dances*

(I.E. Junior Senior is also good summer music)
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Re: Summer music

Postby daydalus » Mon May 12, 2008 4:42 pm UTC

Vampire Weekend -

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Re: Summer music

Postby johnie104 » Mon May 12, 2008 6:11 pm UTC

PatrickRsGhost wrote:Two words: Mungo Jerry.


I was going to suggest that. Damn you villain!!

If you are going for relaxation I recommend Addio a cheyenne by Ennio Morricone or Somewhere over the rainbow by Israel Kamakawiwo'ole.
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Re: Summer music

Postby SkaBassist » Mon May 12, 2008 11:02 pm UTC

Bomb the Music Industry.

Goddamn, it's like, ska-core(ish) on awesome. The album "Get Warmer", in particular, makes me thing summer.
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Re: Summer music

Postby socynicalsohip » Tue May 13, 2008 9:59 am UTC

DJ Numark's mixtape "Hands on" is without a doubt the best summer chillout album. Incubus - Morning View also leaves me very sun kissed.
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Re: Summer music

Postby ZiGouNeT » Tue May 13, 2008 3:30 pm UTC

The grateful dead are ideal imho (then again, I am a dirty hippie)

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Re: Summer music

Postby cypherspace » Wed May 14, 2008 10:10 pm UTC

johnie104 wrote:
PatrickRsGhost wrote:Two words: Mungo Jerry.

Somewhere over the rainbow by Israel Kamakawiwo'ole.

I was sure Mungo Jerry went without saying. The second one is brilliant but I've known that for a few years.

Today I was listening to Billie Holliday. It was perfect.
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Re: Summer music

Postby apricity » Thu May 15, 2008 3:52 pm UTC

Dispatch, Guster and Jack's Mannequin are pretty much on a loop for me all summer.
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Re: Summer music

Postby Frello » Thu May 15, 2008 6:19 pm UTC

Ooooooooh, oooh-oooh LALALALALALAAA-LALALA
Ooooh LALALALALALALAA-LALALALALALAALALALALA
LAALALALAA, Ooooh-oooooh LALALAA
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Re: Summer music

Postby PatrickRsGhost » Thu May 15, 2008 11:27 pm UTC

Frello wrote:Ooooooooh, oooh-oooh LALALALALALAAA-LALALA
Ooooh LALALALALALALAA-LALALALALALAALALALALA
LAALALALAA, Ooooh-oooooh LALALAA
Oooh LALALAALALALAA-LALALALAA

Yes, you (should) know, what it is!


Nope...sorry. Don't recognize it.

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Re: Summer music

Postby Izawwlgood » Thu May 15, 2008 11:32 pm UTC

Sublime, Chili Peppers, Robert Randolf, any CCR.

Any punk.

Any music that doesn't think wailing on minor chords = good music.

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Re: Summer music

Postby Mathmagic » Fri May 16, 2008 3:46 am UTC

Seconding RHCP.

I'll throw Jets To Brazil out there as well.

Modest Mouse is pretty good too. Maybe a little of The Format as well.
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Re: Summer music

Postby Clumpy » Fri May 16, 2008 7:32 am UTC

Ocean Man, Ocean Man, and more Ocean Man

I usually break out Smile during the summer. Something about that huge sun seems fitting, and I wouldn't have the patience during the bleak realism of winter.

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Re: Summer music

Postby Frello » Fri May 16, 2008 11:03 am UTC

PatrickRsGhost wrote:
Frello wrote:Ooooooooh, oooh-oooh LALALALALALAAA-LALALA
Ooooh LALALALALALALAA-LALALALALALAALALALALA
LAALALALAA, Ooooh-oooooh LALALAA
Oooh LALALAALALALAA-LALALALAA

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Nope...sorry. Don't recognize it.[/url].


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Re: Summer music

Postby liz23ilia » Mon May 19, 2008 5:19 pm UTC

Some of Feist's happier songs (1234) are good summer songs, The Go-Go's, for those car drives with the top down. Some of Led Zep's earlier albums (for those hippie picnics).

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Re: Summer music

Postby Clumpy » Mon May 19, 2008 6:34 pm UTC

I'd highly recommend Animal Collective's new album "Strawberry Jam" for some great, quirky summer music.

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Re: Summer music

Postby Goatboy » Mon May 19, 2008 10:01 pm UTC

I have the following stories to relate first. One time I was indoors and drowsy and listening to Sublime (a mix I made myself) and it wasn't until I stepped outside that I remembered it was February in England.
Another time, at uni in Utah, I had the Smashing Pumpkins' Judas O (that or Lateralus by Tool) in my discman as I headed off to classes. About halfway there I realized something wasn't right. It was sunny! So sunny! So I ran back to my dorm and grabbed 311's Soundsystem instead.

So yeah, my summertime big three are 311, Sublime & Bob Marley. Also, laying out in the sun, on the grass, listening to "California One/Youth & Beauty Brigade" by the Decemberists is so choice. If you have the means, I highly recommend picking one up.

Although, that said, it's in the 80's outside & I'm listening to the Bends.
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Re: Summer music

Postby Clumpy » Mon May 19, 2008 10:19 pm UTC

Goatboy wrote:I have the following stories to relate first. One time I was indoors and drowsy and listening to Sublime (a mix I made myself) and it wasn't until I stepped outside that I remembered it was February in England.
Another time, at uni in Utah, I had the Smashing Pumpkins' Judas O (that or Lateralus by Tool) in my discman as I headed off to classes. About halfway there I realized something wasn't right. It was sunny! So sunny! So I ran back to my dorm and grabbed 311's Soundsystem instead.

So yeah, my summertime big three are 311, Sublime & Bob Marley. Also, laying out in the sun, on the grass, listening to "California One/Youth & Beauty Brigade" by the Decemberists is so choice. If you have the means, I highly recommend picking one up.

Although, that said, it's in the 80's outside & I'm listening to the Bends.


Are you at the U of U? I'm currently at BYU for reasons of geography and proximity. My need for Rammstein has waned since it got hotter (maybe I don't need to get my blood flowing as quickly). I'll probably start getting into Matisyahu again; Youth makes me stupidly happy for some reason, provided that there's sun. Something about the fusion between faux-reggae and Vitamin D, I dunno.

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Re: Summer music

Postby Fate » Mon May 19, 2008 11:03 pm UTC

Unwritten Law - Seein Red. Also by Unwritten Law - She Says. I highly recomment them.
Ill just make a quick list.

Weezer - Island In The Sun
ZZ Top - Tush
Stone Temple Pilots - Interstate Love song......and creep
Sparta - Taking Back Control
The Sleeping - Don't Hold Back
Dead Letter Circus - The Mile
Shinedown - Fly From The Inside
Anything by Save Ferris
RJD2 - Ghost Writter
Queens Of The Stone Age - Feel Good Hit Of The Summer (good for driving)
Plain White T's - Take Me Away and A Lonely September
A Perfect Circle - Imagine
Paramore - Fences
Jimmy Eat World - (almost all of them)
Me First and The Gimme Gimmies - (all great cover songs)
some Maroon 5 songs are half decent
The Love Willows - You Don't Even Know
Keane - Somewhere Only We Know
Justice - Waters Of Nazareth
Battles - Atlas
Any song by INCUBUS
Gym Class Heros - The Queen And I
The Fartellis - Chelsea Dagger
Franz Ferdinand - Do You Want To and Take Me Out
Floggin Molly is always good
Fastball - The Way (GREAT SUMMER SONG)
The Faint - (all good songs)
Damone - (good summer music)
CSS - Lets Make Love and Listen To Death From Above
Counting Crows
Chromeo
Chicks on Speed
Chevelle
The Academy Is - Down and Out
Bush
Bullets and Octane
Breaking Benjamin
Buckcherry
Boy Hits Car - As I Watch the Sun Fuck The Ocean
Blues Travelers - The Hook
Black Stone Cherry - Lonely Train
Between the Buried and Me - Viridian
Beck
Atmosphere - Watch Out and Summer Song
Anberlin - The Feel Good Drag
Alter Bridge - Save Me
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Re: Summer music

Postby Goatboy » Mon May 19, 2008 11:37 pm UTC

No, I was at Snow College at the time, just in SLC regular-style now.

How could I forget Matisyahu? On that same note (that note being reggae & variations thereof), I have to put forward Bedouin Soundclash. They're from Ontario, but the album Sounding a Mosaic is pure Jamaican sunshine.
And as much as I hate what they've become, Smashmouth's Fush Yu Mang is pretty classy, and full of sunshine ska-punk party tunes. Also, just about any Mighty Mighty Bosstones is good.
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Re: Summer music

Postby SomeoneElse » Mon May 19, 2008 11:55 pm UTC

Lemon Jelly - YES. The Go! Team - YESYESYES.

Apart from that, Polyphonic Spree. Blur. Architecture In Helsinki. Beastie Boys.

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Re: Summer music

Postby Various Varieties » Wed May 21, 2008 1:04 pm UTC

This album might have got a bit of a mixed reception (I like it) but it definitely fits the summery theme:

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Also this (and not just because of the cover!)

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Re: Summer music

Postby cypherspace » Wed May 21, 2008 4:53 pm UTC

Various Varieties wrote:Image


YES.

Apart from that, Polyphonic Spree.


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Re: Summer music

Postby micco » Wed May 21, 2008 7:37 pm UTC

Calming electronic music like Aphex twin, Locust toybox, squarepusher, µ-zig, AFX, Massive attack etc., is definitely summer music.
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Re: Summer music

Postby tday93 » Thu May 22, 2008 4:28 am UTC

Mungo Jerry is amazing....


but ever since we had a unit on the kosovo conflict in my MUN class, it replaces kokomo in the song


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Re: Summer music

Postby tgjensen » Sat May 24, 2008 11:07 pm UTC

Oh man, latin music all the way. I've recently acquired an album by Buena Vista Social Club, and it's just like a magical ride straight to the nearest palm tree beach.

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Re: Summer music

Postby Angelene » Sun May 25, 2008 12:09 am UTC

Oh for me there's no bad time to listen to Cat Power.

I'll second Billie Holiday and Nina Simone...anything jazzy or bluesy and pretty, really. Oooh, Joni Mitchell can be rather lovely, actually, especially Blue.

The Album Leaf, Hammock, M83 and all sorts of similarly lovely electronicesque goodness.

Band of Horses, Broken Social Scene, Beirut and Mice Parade scream of summer days to me...I'm not sure if it's just because they've soundtracked previous summers to me...but they just seem to make perfect wandering around in the sun music.

Devendra Banhart, Iron and Wine and Nouvelle Vague make sublime music for lazing in the sun.

Also, I need to disagree with whoever it was who said that Joanna Newsom couldn't be enjoyed in the sunshine!

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