Your favourite new discovery this week?

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  1. Willie Oleson

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    I found them when I was searching for the water-themed songs and I liked it because it reminded me of Saint Etienne.
    I bought the album without checking the rest of the tracklist (it was a bargain) and when I heard this song I assumed there would be songwriter credits for David Bowie, but he's not mentioned in the sleeve notes.
    The beginning of the verses almost sound like Let's Spend The Night Together. Almost - dammit, otherwise I would have called it Let's Spend The Night On Mars.

    p.s. I think it's time we're going to do the Three Degrees Top 10.
     
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    That's very beautiful, I've played the video 4 times, also because I wanted to know what they mean by "not as good as" and "the real thing".
    Is it "to feel" (the real thing?) vs. "to see" (not as good as)?
     
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    Gosh, I'm not sure. In the advert version of 'I'd Like to the Teach the World to Sing', "the real thing" was Coke, but I don't think they're singing about Pepsi.
     
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    Are all their albums good? Amazon is selling the set for a decent price.
     
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    I'll see which one has the most original (written for the Seekers) songs.
     
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    My favourites are 'Now' and 'Circles'. And 'We'd Like to Teach the World to Sing' has the most well-known hits plus a lovely mash-up of 'Georgy Girl' and 'Ticket to Ride'.
     
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    Love Child (The Prequel)
     
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    A song I found for the Strings Top 10

    (well I hope it's the kind of strings they're looking for, otherwise I'm toast)
     
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    Why, that's real pretty.

    Sounds stringy enough to me.
     
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    The Aphex Twin record sounds like Olive's You're Not Alone and the original Café Del Mar being played at the same time.
    Is it breakbeat or drum'n bass?
     
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    'Electronic' is all my iTunes is saying.
     
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    Any song that namechecks Poly Styrene, the Shangri-Las and the Slits would automatically get my vote but that is really great.

    I was torn over what to choose from Bruce Springsteen's new album. It's all so good, but it came down to a toss-up between 'Drive Fast (The Stuntman)' and this:

     
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    I can see why.
    Drive Fast is a better country song and has more poignancy than Miracle.
    But Miracle sounds more melodious in an almost retro-80s kind of way, and I like his voice better on this song.
     
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    Sounds as if it was written by Leonard Cohen.
    Waaaa, that CD that Amazon doesn't want to ship to the Netherlands, so frustrating.
     

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