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  • Top Twenty Albums of 00s

    31 déc. 2009, 17h07m par dischord33

    Being the 31st of December and everything, I figured it was about time I looked back at all the albums I bought/borrowed/downloaded over the course of the past 9 years and 364 days, and picked out my top twenty.

    That's a lie. I was only six when we came into the new millenium, and not many six-year-olds listen to Nadja (a search for "drone baby" does not bring up ANY pictures of babies listening to drone, which is too bad).

    So what this list really is, is my top twenty albums that were released in the last 9 years and 364 days. Whilst the mainstream has been largely dominated by , r'n'b and this decade, the was a lot of great music if you bothered to look for it.

    How do I judge a great album? Well, there are three kinds of great albums:
    a) an album filled with consistantly great songs (Mellow Gold by Beck)
    b) an album with many hits and a few misses, where the hits are good enough to make up for the misses, and then some (Destroy all Astromen! by Man or Astro-Man?)
  • 15 top artists bored fgt shit

    18 mars 2007, 11h55m par WordOfDefence

    List your top 15 artists. Then List what song you first heard, what song made you fall in love with them, and what song is your current favourite.

    1- The Fall of Troy
    1st: F.C.P.R.E.M.I.X
    Love: F.C.P.R.E.M.I.X
    Current: The Circus That Has Brought Us Back To These Nights (Yo Chocola)

    2- Reggie and the Full Effect
    1st: Get Well Soon
    Love: What The Hell is a Stipulation?
    Current: Love Reality

    3- Envy
    1st: Color Of Fetters
    Love: Furthur Ahead Of Warp
    Current: Shield Of Selfishness

    4- Incubus
    1st: A Certain Shade Of Green
    Love: A Certain Shade Of Green
    Current: Drive

    5- Hot Cross
    1st: Turncoat Revolution
    Love: Cardiac Silence
    Current: Cardiac Silence

    6- Frodus
    1st: Red Bull of Juarez
    Love: The Earth Isn't Humming
    Current: 6/99

    7- Converge
    1st: My Unsaid Everything
    Love: Conduit
    Current: No Heroes

    8- Maylene and the Sons of Disaster
    1st: Tough As John Jacobs
    Love: Tough As John Jacobs
    Current: Wylie

    9- The Pine
    1st: No Tomorrow
  • Search For Emo

    17 mars 2007, 16h26m par SenoritaDiabla

    My selection of emo/screamo/emo violence/post-hardcore is... ah... limited. Anyone willing to donate? Per chance through yousendit or megaupload? I can't do AIM or soulseek.

    What I have (pardon bad tags and despicable genre classification):

    1905
    -Control
    -Fall

    Amanda Woodward
    -Binaire et Lisible

    aussitot mort
    -Memoria Grigia

    Botch (not so much emo, but I'm looking for more of them, too)
    -O Fortuna
    -Dead For A Minute
    -Rock Lobster

    Bright Calm Blue
    -Static

    Catena Collapse
    -Wolf Down

    Circle Takes the Square
    -all of As the Roots Undo
    -A Disclaimer to the Self
    -Comes With the Fall
    -Eleven Owls Have Eyes
    -We're Sustained By the Corpse of a Fallen Constellation
    -Houdini Logic
    -Our Need to Bleed
    -Patchwork Neurology

    City of Caterpillar
    -Fucking Hero
    -A Heart Filled Reaction to Dissatisfaction
    -A Little Change Could Go A Long Way
    -Painting Over the Blood on the Walls

    A Day in Black and White
    -There Are Objects and Objects
    -New Energy

    Dance Danse, El Capitan!
  • Water & Solutions

    15 juin 2006, 18h25m par convalescent87

    oh man, i just rediscovered Far. so good. i hadnt listened to them in 7 or 8 years, back when they were tight with The Deftones and did that friggin awesome Jawbox cover with them...when my brother turned me onto awesome music and not the shitty rap and dub he listens to now. really good post-emo / post-hardcore. reminiscient of a softer Quicksand and some of the less indie-influenced post-emo bands. check em out. especially if youre into Texas Is the Reason or Diary-era Sunny Day Real Estate.

    makes me want to make an emo/post emo comp. i'll probably put on Far, The Pine, Moss Icon, Rites of Spring, Texas Is the Reason, Mineral, Sunny Day Real Estate, Cap'n Jazz, maybe Rival Schools. i'm not sure who else. any suggestions? much appreciated.
  • Oh weird, another best of '05 list...

    7 jan. 2006, 17h25m par AthensLastSon

    It's that magical time of year, once again. You've all managed to prove evolution has come to a complete halt by pulling out another 365 days of breathing, shitting and drinking. Congratulations.

    It's a new year, and you all know what that means..

    The Best of 2005

    **** these are what I consider the "best" of 2005- NOT always my favorites...

    1.) Lack - "Be There Pulse"
    2.) The Plot to Blow Up the Eiffel Tower - "Love In A Fascist Brothel"
    3.) Bloc Party - "Silent Alarm"
    4.) Coheed and Cambria - "Good Apollo"
    5.) Minus the Bear - "Menos El Oso"
    6.) The Number Twelve Looks Like You - "Nuclear Sad Nuclear"
    7.) Meleeh - "Another Low. A New Hollow"
    8.) Broken Social Scene - "S/T"
    9.) Team Sleep - "S/T"
    10.) Sigur Ros - "Takk"




    Here are a few additional Best-Of-2005 Lists from alternative Elite Opinion Affiliates:


    Metal Snob '05 Best of List:

    1 Gospel - "The moon is a dead world"
  • first entry

    28 sept. 2005, 2h11m par fuckmountain

    so i guess i'll use this to talk about the various shows i go to since living in the dc area.

    a couple weeks ago i saw The Pine, who were doing a weekend tour after playing a CMJ showcase. it's cool that they came out from california, but to be honest, i'm not a huge fan of their music. i have the same problem a lot of people do with them - their singer's voice. musically they're decent, but i just can't get over his voice. also playing that show were baby killer estelle, who i guess haven't been entered into the last.fm database yet, but should be. they were fucking rad - just two high school kids, one playing piano and one playing drums, and rocking the fuck out. Olive tree, from richmond, played as well, and were rad. but the best band of the night was Mass Movement Of The Moth, who are the best live act out right now. holy shit. now, some people might think i might be biased because the label i used to run put out a 7" of theirs (a split with Sing! Sing! Prison, who are awesome in their own right)…