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31 déc. 2013, 5h44m par Adrian22“The difficult I’ll do right now, the impossible’ll take a little while”. That’s pretty much always been the way of musician Allison Crowe.
This year proves ”weirdly typical” as ever for the amazing bi-coastal Canadian artist - to quote a phrase from one of 2013’s fine reviews.
In it, Crowe’s released three peerless albums (“Newfoundland Vinyl”, “Heavy Graces”, and the compilation “Songbook”), musically directed a hit theatre show (TNL’s “Newfoundland Vinyl”), saw one song recording used brilliantly in a trailer for a major independent motion picture (“Hallelujah” w. “The Pardon”), and appeared, pretty much as herself, in one of the year’s biggest hollywood blockbusters (“Man of Steel”).
Now ‘Top Song of the Year’ nod for Allison Crowe's "Words" comes from the annual list of Muruch, the passionate and uncompromising culture blog that’s been sharing favourite albums, live performances, films and literature online since 1999.
28 déc. 2013, 7h15m par ThePaintedGreySo, this year was... ok, in regards to new music. Some disappointing releases, which is unfortunate especially coming off the string of awesome releases that were in the previous year or two. Anyway, it was at least decent enough with some nice surprises here and there.
What follows consists of a bunch of personal last.fm statistics for the year, as well as my lists and thoughts on the music released in 2013.
My list of 2013 albums rated in (relative) order.
My Last.fm Artist Chart for 2013:
1. Sonata Arctica (383 plays)
2. ReinXeed (252 plays)
3. Scar Symmetry (224 plays)
4. Blue Sky Black Death (224 plays)
5. Vienna Teng (221 plays)
6. Omnium Gatherum (213 plays)
7. Disarmonia Mundi (205 plays)
8. Dark Tranquillity (188 plays)
9. Ayreon (188 plays)
10. All Levels at Once (179 plays)
11. Blackmill (176 plays)
12. Blind Guardian (160 plays)
13. Epica (155 plays)
14. Jeremy Soule (151 plays)
15. Vàli (144 plays)
16. Amon Amarth (143 plays)
24 déc. 2013, 5h30m par Adrian22Top Song of the Year is Allison Crowe's "Words" on the annual list of Muruch, the passionate and uncompromising culture blog that’s been sharing favourite albums, live performances, films and literature online since 1999.
“Words”, from the album “Heavy Graces”, features, for the first time, Allison playing her Great-Grandfather’s fiddle (along with her singing, playing guitar, arranging, engineering, producing and all those things she regularly does!). A trio of songs from her "Newfoundland Vinyl" album, also released this year, are found in the Top 50: "Black Velvet Band" (12); "Men Who Die for a Living" (18); and "Skipper Billy's Wake" (28).
Artists joining Allison Crowe in the top ten picks are: Alice Boman; Trent Dabbs; Lorde; Vienna Teng; Foxygen; Imagine Dragons; MS MR; & Janelle Monae (feat. Erykah Badu). Enjoy videos and music – of “Words” and all of Muruch’s 'Top 50 Songs of 2013' @ http://www.muruch.com/2013/12/muruch-2013-top-songs. …
14 juin 2013, 21h52m par fdunihoIn a journal article called Development of my Taste in Music, I am giving a long, meandering autobiographical account of how my taste in music developed. Here I'm going to just highlight the main albums that shaped my tastes, or where I'm not sure what the exact album was, are representative of the direction my taste was taking. To the best of my ability, I will list albums in the order that I first listened to them. For some classical music, I will list a different recording, because the original vinyl is not available on Last.fm, or I just don't remember what it was. This is a work in progress, and gaps may be filled in as time goes on. It is fairly lengthy, but if you're short on time, you can just look over the album covers.
This is not my first recording of Grieg's Peer Gynt Suite, but it is the one I later bought on CD. …
10 juin 2013, 21h34m par fdunihoThe sidebar in my profile gives a brief synopsis of my taste in music, but it doesn't explain anything in detail. First, I usually listen to music to accompany other activities rather than setting aside periods of time to just listen to music. So, one of the most important factors affecting what I listen to is what I'm doing. I commonly listen to music while writing, reading, working, and exercising. For reading, I like to listen to music that helps me focus. For focusing, I often prefer instrumental music, though music with lyrics is fine as long as my attention isn't drawn to them too much. A steady rhythm, such as found in rock or fusion, often helps me focus, but when I'm already focused and just need to avoid distractions, ambient music can be best. For writing, working, and exercising, I often enjoy something that helps me move. In general, much of the music I listen to has to be good for focusing and moving. Other factors that are important to me are intellectual interest, emotional appeal…
1 sept. 2012, 11h49m par emcxmcMy favourite female singers with age and birthday (listed chronologic), place of birth (if known), short description (from Wikipedia) and picture (only included for the deceased ones).
(born before 1940)
† Bessie Smith (born April 15, 1894, Chattanooga, Tennessee, U.S., died September 26, 1937), sometimes referred to as "The Empress of the Blues," was the most popular female blues singer of the 1920s and 1930s. She is often regarded as one of the greatest singers of her era and, along with Louis Armstrong, a major influence on subsequent jazz vocalists.
† Marlene Dietrich (27 December 1901 – 6 May 1992, Berlin, Germany) was a German-born American actress and singer.Although she still made occasional films in the post-war years, Dietrich spent most of the 1950s to the 1970s touring the world as a successful show performer. In 1999 the American Film Institute named Dietrich the ninth greatest female star of all time.
19 juin 2011, 12h44m par ZadionApocalaya
31 mai 2011, 6h26m par KrageyBEST ALBUMS OF 2011, PART 1 (January - May)
I've tried so much new music in the past 6 months and fallen back in love with so many childhood classics that I simply HAVE to do a two-parter this year! I know it technically isn't the end of May yet, but I figured I'd use a highly anticipated album's release (Lady Gaga's Born This Way) as a cut-off point.
My "top albums" lists consist of my personal favorites from the year, regardless of when they came out. Most of them are things I've just gotten in to that year, although some are rediscoveries, and very few of them actually came out in 2011. Keep this in mind.
10. Dirty Elegance - Ode to Bartleby
Trip-hop has, quite honestly, always struck me as a messy pile of sounds beloved by hipsters and people who get off on being "musically obscure." Then I found Dirty Elegance. I'll never be a major trip-hop fan, but he's opened the genre to me, probably because his work is some of the most moving and emotional I've ever heard from any artist in any genre. …
24 mars 2011, 23h08m par Candyheart33Get yours here
Use Somebody:Kings of Leon( Score =7041704)
The Kill:30 Seconds to Mars( Score =5917216)
From Yesterday:30 Seconds to Mars( Score =4199692)
Your Guardian Angel:The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus( Score =3815740)
Breathe Me:Sia( Score =3716959)
I Hate Everything About You:Three Days Grace( Score =3620517)
The Diary Of Jane:Breaking Benjamin( Score =2849807)
Love Hurts:Incubus( Score =2743731)
Munich:Editors( Score =2297305)
Kings and Queens:30 Seconds to Mars( Score =2188017)
Goodnight and Go:Imogen Heap( Score =2153337)
Apologize:OneRepublic( Score =2087081)
White Flag:Dido( Score =1994801)
The Con:Tegan and Sara( Score =1950359)
Make This Go on Forever:Snow Patrol( Score =1880994)
Almost Lover:A Fine Frenzy( Score =1865548)
Hometown Glory:Adele( Score =1813720)