What are you mad into right now and listening to a lot? What has been setting off your creative fires?
For all the year so far it's been the Smiths for me. Johnny Marr has guitar power that is unparalleled, all his super composed multi-layered riffs combined with the tight drums, ridiculously amazing basslines and of course Morrisey. I can't stop listening to songs like The Headmaster Ritual, What Difference Does It Make?, Ask, Handsome Devil etc. it's just too good. I don't like the Strangeways stuff, but everything else is pretty awesome.
I've always been a casual fan of Rush, being Canadian and all, and I've listened to many of their albums and Moving Pictures many times. But recently it really just hit me like wow. Moving Pictures and than Signals, which I've had the record of forever but never listened. "Subdivisions" is my song obbession at the moment, it drives me crazy how fricking great it is, a true masterpiece but a band who could just craft songs like no one really. The prog in the context of a 4-5 minute catchy rock song is what's most impressive. Monsters. I've been mad over some songs before, and there is still more to find! I never gave "Subdivisions" a listen beyond it casually being on the radio. It's just way too good like holy.
Seiko Oomori's new single "Shinigami" has been driving me crazy as well, such a great fricking track. It just tears things up.
I've gone mad for the Beach Boys once again, when I finally really listened to Smile Sessions. Pet Sounds is just too good, but this one song I've never heard till now from Summer Days and Summer Nights is a current obsession. "Let Him Run Wild" is a perfect tune, what a song it is. Brian Wilson had the best falsetto ever!
That's about it for any real "obsessions" from me at the moment. How about you guys?