26 mars 2011, 8h23m par msem
14 déc. 2009, 3h16m par likecrocodiles51. Gang Gang Dance - First Communion
First of all, Liz Bougatsos has an impossibly cool voice. Second of all, this song is impossibly awesome.
52. Morrissey - First of the Gang to Die
Proof that Morrissey's still got major songwriting chops.
53. Coldplay - Fix You
Frankly, I wouldn't want my bones to be ignited, even by Chris Martin, but this song is still a great anthem.
54. Sigur Rós - Fljótavík
I like to sing along to this song as a sort of release for all the emotion in it, but just as it reaches its peak, it switches into Hopelandic so I can't sing along, and the emotions just build up. It's rather powerful.
55. Okkervil River - For Real
Wow, this is a dynamic song. Highlights are the punchy guitar bits that start about :40 in and Will Sheff singing "You caaaaan't hide..."
56. Animal Collective - For Reverend Green
Avey Tare's vocals on this song are incredible.
57. Antony and the Johnsons - For Today I Am a Boy
19 juin 2009, 3h16m par zeppyfish
31 août 2008, 14h55m par CazzleThis is what Sunday's do to you...
How does the world see me?
Where Is Your Heart
A cold hearted bitch who they don't believe? Possibly...
Will I have a happy life?
Well she says our hell is a good life... But no, probably not haha.
What do my friends really think of me?
Take It To Manhattan
They've had enough of me it seems.
Do people secretly lust after me?
The Day That I Die
...... "All alone but I feel fine" This doesn't really fit haha but we'll go with no.
How can I make myself happy?
GC again. How strange! "Everybody needs somebody that they can trust in..." I guess by trusting people I will be happy.
What should I do with my life?
Rooms On Fire
"Somewhere out in the back of your mind
Comes your real life and the life that you know"
I don't know, but the back of my mind will tell me.
Will I ever have children?
"I wish that you'd grow up." No?
25 mai 2008, 19h51m par andythesaintIt's not easy to write a happy song. Or at least not a good one, rather than the sort of insipid pablum that fans begin to regret two months after loving it. A large chunk of the best pop music covers the negative end of the emotional spectrum, be it depression, sadness, longing, or anger. Hell, I just described a large chunk of the music on my iPod, even though I'm a pretty happy, well-adjusted guy.
I bring this up because writing good, happy songs is Mates of State's stock in trade. Husband and wife duo Jason Hammel and Kori Gardner have been making pleasant pop music through five albums since 2000's My Solo Project, maturing from a disorganized, sometimes manic electropop outfit to a more polished indie pop duo. Because their music leans on the happy, mushy side, it has been unfairly maligned of late as twee and MOR, when the truth is that they're being successful in the road less travelled. (Okay, they are undeniably twee, but that's not necessarily a bad thing). …
4 mai 2008, 16h03m par goodmornincaptnFilofée a des envies de chocolat... et le Filoblog fait une cure d'antidépresseurs avec une petite sélection de pop indé ensoleillée :
Architecture in Helsinki : nouveau clip forcément foutraque mais bien cousu pour Like It or Not ("Places Like This", Polyvinyl Record Company / Cooperative Music).
Mates of State ou le retour des lapins à roulettes avec Get Better (Barsuk).
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