1 jui. 2011, 21h49m par Belenbanks
26 mai 2011, 3h40m par evilsoybeanI'm taking on the monumental task of ranking 100 of my favorite albums from the decade. We're a year and a half removed from the decade so I think it's a bit easier now to take a look back without getting caught up in the hype of 2009. I've got my entire list in order, but I'm still working on writeups. For now, here's 100-91.
Yes, I know there are huge gaps. I'll fix them later.
100) Of Montreal - The Sunlandic Twins (2005)
This is the album when the darkness seep through the cracks in Of Montreal's sunny indie pop, and it makes for some enjoyable listening. The first half of this album is catchy and danceable, while the second half is dark and brooding, and while the album doesn't cover the full range of human emotion quite like later albums Hissing Fauna and Skeletal Lamping, it is clearly a step in that direction. It will make you want to move, and maybe later it will make you want to sit and reflect.
26 nov. 2010, 20h51m par thomas10http://www.thelineofbestfit.com/wp-content/images/2009/01/thecryinglight.jpg
1 Antony and the Johnsons - The Crying Light
The black-and-white image of legendary Butoh dancer Kazuo Ohno that adorns the cover of The Crying Light, the third full-length by Antony and the Johnsons, seems to offer a view of a being enveloped in both ecstasy and agony -- or does it? The songs contained here offer something else: a glimpse of a universe beyond the pale of vision, seen only by the individual experiencing it. Neo-classical underpinnings are entwined lovingly with broken pop songs and secretive after-hours cabaret poems. Check the opener, "Her Eyes Are Underneath the Ground". The piano and cello fall together as one slow dancer, alone in the spotlight, keeping memory as time: "In the garden, with my mother/I stole a flower/With my mother, in her power/I chose a flower/I saw six eyes glistening in my womb/I felt you calling me in the gloom/Rest assured your love is pure.... …
3 nov. 2010, 4h05m par HeebeejeebiesFri 29 Oct – Interpol, White Rabbits
So I showed up a bit late, and forgot that shows at Verizon Wireless actually begin at the time listed. That's a bit of an odd thing for me to get used to; since I usually show up at venues and wait about an hour for bands to finish getting set up and everything. Anyway, as a result of that, I missed the majority of White Rabbits's set. It's a shame too, because the last couple of songs I got to hear sounded really good. I'm not really familiar with the band, but I'll definitely check them out now that I've seen them. Anyway, Interpol took the stage about 40 minutes after White Rabbits finished up, opening their set with album opener Success. It's an okay song, but was ultimately the weakest in their lineup that evening. Much to my chagrin, the band stuck mostly to material from their first two albums, and played only (what I consider to be) the best tracks from their most recent self titled album. …
25 juin 2010, 14h26m par De_Kar001)The Chemical Brothers - Hey Boy, Hey Girl
002)Rammstein - Spielt Mit Mir
003)Depeche Mode - Strangelove (Blind Mix)
004)The Doors - Break on Through
005)The Organ - Brother
006)The Cure - Boys Don't Cry
007)The Strokes - Someday
008)Groove Armada - My Friend
009)Edwyn Collins - A Girl Like You
010)The Cardigans - My Favorite Game
011)Queens Of The Stone Age - Go With the Flow
012)Bloc Party - Like Eating Glass
013)Arctic Monkeys - Dancing Shoes
014)Lenny Kravitz - It Ain't Over Till It's Over
015)The Shins - So Says I
016)Muse - Super Massive Blackhole
017)Kasabian - Fast Fuse
018)The Raconteurs - Steady As She Goes
019)Millionaire - Champagne
020)CSS - Rat Is Dead (Rage)
021)Julian Casablancas - 11th Dimension
022)Ladytron - Seventeen
023)Empire Of The Sun - Walking on a Dream
024)Placebo - Pure Morning
025)The Boxer Rebellion - Evacuate
026)Digitalism - Idealistic
027)Vitalic - No Fun
028)The Knife - Like a Pen
29 mars 2010, 21h58m par De_Kar001)Broken Bells - The High Road
002)The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart - Higher Than The Stars
003)MGMT - It's Working
004)Broken Social Scene - World Sick
005)The Ponys - Harakiri
006)Autolux - Turnstile Blues
007)The Big Pink - Velvet
008)The Raveonettes - Veronica Fever
009)Blood Red Shoes - When We Wake
010)The Asteroids Galaxy Tour - Around The Bend
011)Mayer Hawthorne - The Ills
012)Curtis Mayfield - Move On Up
013)Portugal. The Man - The Pushers Party
014)Slash - By The Sword
015)The Soft Pack - Flammable
016)Yeasayer - One
017)Vampire Weekend - Giving up the Gun
018)Gorillaz - Stylo (feat. Bobby Womack and Mos Def)
019)David Bowie - Fame
020)Jimi Hendrix - Mr Bad Luck
021)Band Of Skulls - Death by Diamonds and Pearls
022)Black Rebel Motorcycle Club - Conscience Killer
023)Arctic Monkeys - The View from the Afternoon
024)Interpol - Say Hello to the Angels
025)Fun Loving Criminals - 10th Street
026)Weezer - My Name Is Jonas
19 mars 2010, 4h46m par De_Kar001)French Kicks - One More Time
002)Kashmir - Intruder
003)Mercury Rev - Butterflys Wing
004)Bloc Party - Where It Home
005)Interpol - Say Hello to the Angels
006)Customs - Justine
007)Goo Goo Dolls - Dizzy
008)Chicago - 25 or 6 to 4
009)David Bowie - Rebel Rebel
010)Givers - Up, Up, Up
011)Fool's Gold - Surprise Hotel
012)Goldfrapp - I Wanna Life
013)Eagle Seagull - Twenty Thousand Light Years
014)MGMT - Flash Delirium
015)Delorean - Seasun
016)The Mary Onettes - Void
017)Rockethouse - Doomsville
018)Simon & Garfunkel - Cecilia
019)Tears For Fears - Change
020)The Raveonettes - Bang!
021)The Von Bondies - Going Down
022)The Parlor Mob - The Kids
023)Mando Diao - The Shining
024)Jimi Hendrix - Stone Free
025)Wolfmother - California Queen
026)TV On The Radio - Wolf Like Me
027)Maxïmo Park - Our Velocity
028)Two Door Cinema Club - I Can Talk
029)The Stooges - I Wanna Be Your Dog
030)The Ramones - Blitzkrieg Pop
031)22-20s - Devil In Me
22 mars 2009, 7h40m par MarchatoriumI copied this from martintherebel's journal
so: Be negative about your Top 20 Artists!
1.Radiohead : Thom's been a prima donna lately .
2.The Flaming Lips: Hey! let's play scrabble and when we gather 30 words, we make a song with them! Or a concept album! We'll be forever young!
3.Interpol: Besides Carlos, everyone's hard to see. Their xeroxed rhythms? meh.
4.Kaiser Chiefs: Simplicity equals dullness sometimes.
5.Porcupine Tree: Sophistication equals dullness sometimes.
6.Vangelis: His last three albums: Prepaid-inspired music. Not even jingle material.
7.Franz Ferdinand: Cocky, self-sufficient lads.
8.Manic Street Preachers: Would you please move away from pop? Thank you.
9.The Cure: Their image and sound do not match. Robert's scary.
10.Muse: Start smoking, honey. Stop screaming.
11.Moby: Animal Rights? Take it out from your discography. Hotel isn't much better.
12.Clinic: Have you tried some laxatives?
13.The Raveonettes: What about brushing your hair and use all your voice tones?
16 fév. 2009, 16h49m par peteisinnocentJust for the record, I'm not extremely obsessed with Say Hello to the Angels by Interpol... I just happened to delete the song from my library, instead of deleting certain plays... so if I happen to scrobble it more often these next few days, it's cos I'm obsessive and it must be back to it's place where it was before... with like 2 less plays than PDA. Yeah yeah, I'm picky, whatever.
Anyway, for the second part:
I'm on E and Get Off the Phone
are basically the same song.
There's the same riff, and same beat. I'm sure I could sing either song while playing the other. Except Get Off The Phone... has a chorus whereas I'm On E... has like, nothing.
Except, I don't understand where they could just become so similiar... mostly because both Plastic Letters and L.A.M.F. were recorded around the same time, although Blondie's was recorded in NYC and L.A.M.F. was recorded in London... odd.
The only thing I can figure is that someone heard the other song around Max's Kansas City or…
26 nov. 2008, 2h54m par TrosslesMore than just my favorite artists and songs. I like these albums because I can enjoy usually 100% of it.
1. Illinois -Sufjan Stevens
I am in awe of him every time I hear any of his music. But this album in particular is amazing. I love the state concept albums he's done, and this did so much more to improve on the already awesome Michigan concept album. From the soft, beautiful "Concerning the UFO Sighting Near Highland, Illinois," the aching "John Wayne Gacy Jr.," the flawless "Come on Feel the Illinoise," bouncy "The Tallest Man, the Broadest Shoulders," and the most popular (for a reason) "Chicago," it's nothing but perfection. Even the lyricless tracks offer catchy melodies and beats. It's really a perfect album, in my opinion.
2. Y's - Joanna Newsom
I was introduced to Joanna Newsom about a year ago. I mostly listened to Milk-Eyed Mender first, but I've grown to enjoy this album even more. …