I discovered these guys when I was in Japan 10 years ago, and they've been cool ever since. (Didn't know they were on the Dark Knight soundtrack.) Glitchy industrial-rock; Cyberpunk if that were a music genre.
The XX - Shelter
(apparently the 'Them Jeans' drum remix)
I thought about making a thread for this one but that's a bit pointless. It's CAKE, people! These guys hardly changed their sound for their first 5 albums, and a mere 7 year wait for album #6 isn't going to change that. If you don't like them, this album won't change your mind. If you like them, like I do, you'll like this one as well.
The album consists of John McCrea deadpanning and vibraslapping his way through 11 songs about girls, cars and politics while the well-oiled machinery that is the backing band ably plays their instruments and intones "alright!" and "uh-huh!" at every opportunity. Highpoints include tracks 2-7. But the real standout here, the one track that will capture the hearts and minds of college students across America, and will almost certainly grace the soundtrack of a Farrelly brothers or Judd Apatow comedy before long, is Mustache Man. Ah, listen to that shit. Is that good or what?
Finally got around to checking out Kayne's newest album, and I think I can safely say it is one of the shittiest albums I've heard in some time. I do enjoy hip-hop and R&B, even cheesy shit, but Kayne continually tries to seem cutting edge and smart and he comes off instead revealing how ignorant and talentless he truly can be. This album sucks, and so has Kayne for a few years now. He would be much better just performing at his true intellect and singing about how much shit he has that other people don't and all the hot chicks he wants to bang. Kayne has no headroom to venture out of that, and, when he tries, he just proves the point.
listening to the UT'99 soundtrack. This really was a phenominal piece of work! There are so many great tracks it is hard to pick a favorite. Some that come to mind are:
Skyward (love the ambience! and the bass!)
Foregone (Love the drums!)
Nether is quite good too
These are all being played with Modplug Player, because it is the best-sounding module player around. Thankfully it works perfectly in Wine. I think I listen to the music more than I play the game. I was always more of a Q3 guy because I preferred its physics and better modabillity.
Of course the first Unreal has a great soundtrack too, but it is much calmer. It doesn't get you tapping along to it, but rather transports you to another world.
What You Do To Me from the criminally overlooked Black Keys' 2009 side-project Blakroc has been getting many spins on my playlist recently.
The part in the middle where Billy Danze comes in with a very spirited I'm from the heeeeell hole! *clap!* sends shivers down my spine. And the laid back oh-so-sexy-and-cool chorus by Dan Auerbach and Nikki Wray always gets me singing along.