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Aerin hath eaten five pies today. Oops, I mean spun. Spun five pies.

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So everywhere I go, people are always asking me, "Aerin, what sort of music do you like?". Not really, because I go largely ignored, but if they DID ask, I would certainly tell them all about it.

To begin with, I'm a big fan of shoegaze. Well, more like a fair-weather friend of shoegaze, because some of it makes me cringe, but even the really dull, repetitive stuff (yes, you, Catherine Wheel. I am in fact talking to you) is pretty darn good.

http://www.sendspace.com/file/amcdyl
This is Curve. Curve is awesome, even if you don't like the guitar-reverb-and-ticky-ticky-drum-machine sound.

I also like gothic music. It was the first genre of music that ever made me go, "Hey, I like music!"

Wolfsheim- Approaching Lightspeed
http://www.sendspace.com/file/rnutkx

Hungry Lucy- Grave (Digger Remix)
http://www.sendspace.com/file/avn6ha

Sometimes I listen to pop. I really like a lot of nineties pop, because it had a sort of edginess that I lack. Do you like Garbage? You should.

Garbage- Queer
http://www.sendspace.com/file/c7gkzz

I used to be a big damn AFI fan. Now I'm a quiet, slightly embarassed AFI fan. Also, Davey got really old, you know? It's scary. I can see myself staring, ashen-faced, at a newpaper in 40 years, going "What? He died? He's not 26 forever?". Loving Davey, or any other teenage hearthrob, means facing one's own mortality.

AFI- End Transmission. If you download only one of these songs, let it be this one. I really like this song, but I wish it had a slightly different sound. It's a 'spending the apocalypse with the one you love, shooting zombies to pass the time' song, but there's something off about it. If I had a terminal illness, I would use my Make A Wish Foundation wish to get VNV Nation to remix this song. Then I would die happily.
http://www.sendspace.com/file/15c6zh

Lastly, as a closing act, we have Cocteau Twins. Guaranteed to make everyone in earshot say "What in the world are you listening to?". It sounds like Claire Voyant drowning in a bubble bath.

Blind Deaf Dumb- http://www.sendspace.com/file/deoc26

Watchlar- http://www.sendspace.com/file/24fg46

My Lover Paramour- http://www.sendspace.com/file/deq0lj
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On November 4th, 2009 04:08 am (UTC), pope_guilty commented:
The devil may steady, we wax and wane!

I love the Cocteau Twins for their ruthless refusal to make any goddamn sense.
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On November 4th, 2009 05:28 am (UTC), girlchild0aglow replied:
The first Cocteau Twins song I heard was "Heaven Or Las Vegas", and I could have sworn a couple of the verses were in French. I'm still struggling with the concept that the lyrics are in English.
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On November 4th, 2009 04:47 pm (UTC), jrzshore commented:
Garbage was, and still is, one of my favorite bands. They're also one of only three bands (well, two that I've ever REALLY made an effort) where I've tried to get their singles as well.
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