Court of Opinion: May 2013

What are you listening to this month?
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What are you listening to this month?

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Esperanza Spalding, Herbie Hancock’s Future 2 Future DVD, and Medeski Martin & Wood. —Christopher Amedy

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The metronome. —Shelton Clark

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Andrew Gouche, Joel Smith, and Sharay Reed. —DonnyandBelinda Ragsdale

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Patty Griffin, Buddy Miller, and Emmylou Harris. —Matt Rodela

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How To Destroy Angels and The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo soundtrack. There’s nice low end happening there. —Matt Volpe

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DJ Day’s Land of 1000 Chances, Kowloon Walled City’s Container Ships, and True Widow’s self-titled debut. —Max Sidman

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Brand X’s Masques, because Percy Jones is my ref. And everything Jeroen P. Thesseling did work on. Some Master and Ride to celebrate the passing of Cliff Burton. But mainly technical death metal with fretless bassists. —Angriburdz Rulz

Testament’s Dark Roots of Earth, Overkill’s The Electric Age, Rainbow’s Down to Earth, Coheed And Cambria’s The After Man, Between The Buried And Me’s Parallax Part Two: Storm Corrosion, Rush’s Clockwork Angels, Dream Theater’s A Dramatic Turn of Events, Opeth’s Heritage, and Iron Maiden’s Somewhere in Time. —Cliff Stankiewicz

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Stevie Wonder, Cannibal Corpse, Graham Central Station, and Victor Wooten. —Bass Alien

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Locking down Pink Floyd—back to back. —Juan Jose Indestructible Mejia-Juarez

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The Police, Regatta de Blanc. One of my favorites. —Eric Fortner

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Clutch, Talking Heads, Devil Makes Three, Bob Seger’s Live Bullet album, Fu Manchu, and every now and then a dose of Big Business. —Perry Shumpert Jr.

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Court of Opinion: December 2012

Fender recently posted their list of “Five Famous Fender Basses,” which included James Jamerson’s “Funk Machine,” Jaco Pastorius’ “Bass of Doom,” John Entwistle’s “Frankenstein,” Paul Simonon’s London Calling Precision Bass, and Steve Harris’s West Ham United F.C. Precision Bass. What’s on your list?