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  • Haven't done one of these in a while.

    16 août 2011, 0h30m

    1. How did you get into 29?
    No Doubt. I remember them being played on the radio and on MTV when I was young, so I bought Their Singles Album when it came out in 2003.

    2. What was the first song you ever heard by 22?
    Robyn. I think it was Hang With Me.

    3. How many albums by 13 do you own?
    Smashing Pumpkins. I don't own any on CD, but I have mp3s of 2.

    4. What is your favorite song by 15?
    Hadouken! Either Declaration of War or The Bounce

    5. What is your favorite song by 5?
    Janelle Monáe. Probably Many Moons.

    6. Is there a song by 6 that makes you happy?
    The Moldy Peaches. All their songs make me happy.

    7. What is your favorite song by 10?
    The Distillers. The Hunger

    8. What is a good memory you have involving 30?
    Kanye West. "I'm happy for you, and Imma let you finish, but...."

    9. Is there a song by 19 that makes you happy?
    Muse. Meh, not particularly.

    10. How many times have you seen 25 live?
    Placebo. Never.

    11. What is the first song you ever heard by 23?
    Modest Mouse. First one I recall is Float On.

    12. What is your favorite album by 11?
    The Streets. I've just started listening to their latest and I like it a lot, but I think my favourite is Original Pirate Material.

    13. Who is a favorite member of 1?
    Kid Cudi. Er, Kid Cudi?

    14. Have you ever seen 14 live?
    White Lies. I have, I've seen them twice so far and I'll hopefully be seeing them again next month.

    15. What is a good memory involving 27?
    Chase & Status. Dancing to Blind Faith on lots of nights out.

    16. What is your favorite song by 16?
    Pendulum. The cover of Calvin Harris's 'I'm Not Alone' they did at Oxegen (in 2009 I think). It was one of the best gigs I've been at and that song was the highlight for me.

    17. What is your favorite album by 18?
    The Libertines. Up The Bracket.

    18. What is your favorite song by 21?
    Sleigh Bells. Riot Rhythm

    19. What is the first song you ever heard by 26?
    Hole. Awful I think.

    20. What is your favorite album by 2?
    Nine Inch Nails. Either The Fragile or With Teeth.

    21. What is you favorite song by 3?
    The Runaways. Queens Of Noise.

    22. What is you favorite song by 8?
    Belle and Sebastian. If You Find Yourself Caught In Love.

    23. How many times have you seen 17 live?
    Glee Cast. Never

    24. What is the worst song by 12?
    The xx. I like all their songs I've heard.

    25. What was the first song you ever heard by 28?
    LCD Soundsystem. I've no idea, but North American Scum is the first one I remember liking.

    26. What is you favorite album by 7?
    Plan B. Who Needs Actions When You've Got Words

    27. What is your favorite song by 24?
    Peter Doherty. Back From The Dead.

    28. Is there a song by 9 that makes you happy?
    The Kills. Not really.

    29. What is your favorite album by 4?
    Dan Le Sac vs Scroobius Pip. Angles.

    30. How many albums do you own by 20?
    Sleigh Bells. One.
  • 25 questions about my top artists of the last 6 months

    7 sept. 2009, 2h42m

    1. How did you get into 29?
    Empire of the Sun They always play one of their songs in the pub, one night I asked someone who it was by.

    2. What was the first song ever you heard about 22?
    Red Hot Chili Peppers Seriously no idea!

    3. What's your favourite lyric by 33?
    The Kills "I'm bored of cheap and cheerful, I want expensive saddness"

    4. What is your favourite album by 49?
    The Kinks Only one I've listened to right through is the Best Of, so I guess it'll have to be that.

    5. How many albums by 13 do you own?
    Belle and Sebastian Two on mp3, none on CD.

    6. What is your favourite song by 50?
    Amy Winehouse You Know That I'm No Good.

    7. Is there a song by 39 that makes you sad?
    The Jam Nope

    8. What is your favorite album by 15?
    The Smashing Pumpkins Siamese Dream

    9. What is your favorite song by 5?
    No Doubt That's quite tough! Probably have to go with Trapped In A Box

    10. Is there a song by 6 that makes you happy?
    Ani DiFranco None I can think of

    11. What is your favorite album by 40?
    Bloc Party Silent Alarm

    12. What is your favorite song by 10?
    Peter Doherty Back From The Dead

    13. What is a good memory you have involving 30?
    Bat for Lashes I don't have one

    14. What is your favorite song by 38?
    Fleet Foxes White Winter Hymnal

    15. Is there a song by 19 that makes you happy?
    Nirvana I guess Smells Like Teen Spirit does, because it brings back memories of being 12 or 13

    16. How many times have you seen 25 live?
    Yeah Yeah Yeahs Once and they were a bit disapointing

    17. What is the first song you ever heard by 23?
    Placebo I think it was This Picture

    18. What is your favorite album by 11?
    The Doors I don't have one, I don't actually own any of their albums, just individual songs.

    19. Who is a favorite member of 1?
    Dan Le Sac vs Scroobius Pip No way could I choose!! They're both pretty cool guys

    20. Have you ever seen 14 live?
    Cat Power No

    21. What is a good memory involving 27?
    PJ Harvey She reminds me of listening to the radio when I was younger

    22. What is your favorite song by 16?
    The Moldy Peaches Downloading Porn With Davo

    23. What is the first song you ever heard by 47?
    The La's First one I remember is There She Goes

    24. What is your favorite album by 18?
    La Roux Pretty sure there's only one

    25. What is your favorite song by 21?
    Tegan and Sara So Jealous
  • What's happened to LastFM??

    21 jui. 2008, 21h07m

    It's all pointy and ugly now, looks like bebo or something.

    Fix it back.
    Please?
  • So it's summer...

    30 juin 2008, 20h47m

    Or at least it's supposed to be.

    Wish someone would tell the weather.

    I want beach days, and ice cream and warm evenings at the Arch with McDonaghs fish and chips!

    Grrr, silly weather.
  • I've just realised

    1 fév. 2008, 17h21m

    That I don't actually like a lot of my top artists anymore.

    And as for some, I have no idea how they got in my top artists! Radiohead, for example, I never listen to and they're no. 11

    4.Placebo
    I never listen to these anymore, yer man's voice just pisses me off now. I've no idea how they got to be No. 4

    7.Muse
    I don't remember ever liking Muse that much. They have a few songs I love, but I on the whole they're not one of my favourite bands.

    11. Radiohead
    How the fuck did they get so high?? They have two songs I like, "Creep" and "Talk Show Host". Wft?

    18. The View
    They're a bit bland really. And a bit too reminiscent of The Libertines. But those little Scottish accents almost make up for it.

    20. Evanescence
    Uh.. WHY? How?

    28. Razorlight
    Bland, chart 'indie' crap. No clue how they got so high. Although I will admit to owning one of their albums... But it was on sale! And I bought it on the advice of someone else.
  • Music Trail.

    1 fév. 2008, 16h57m

    Stole this from someone else's journal...

    The idea is to go to the page of your number one artist, and follow the link of it's number one similar artist, then repeating that for this artist and so on, noting down each artist as you go. Do this until you've got to 50 artists (not including your number one). If you get any repeats, just go to the second similar artist or the nearest one that you haven't already had.



    1. Babyshambles
    2. Dirty Pretty Things
    3. The Libertines
    4. The Strokes
    5. Franz Ferdinand
    6. Kaiser Chiefs Oh dear...
    7. Arctic Monkeys
    8. The Kooks
    9. Razorlight
    10. The Zutons
    11. Kasabian
    12. Bloc Party
    13. The Arcade Fire
    14. The Shins
    15. The Decemberists
    16. Neutral Milk Hotel
    17. of Montreal
    18. Architecture in Helsinki
    19. Broken Social Scene
    20. Wolf Parade
    21. Sunset Rubdown
    22. Frog Eyes
    23. Destroyer
    24. The New Pornographers
    25. Spoon
    26. Wilco
    27. Billy Bragg & Wilco
    28. Uncle Tupelo
    29. Son Volt
    30. Jay Farrar
    31. The Jayhawks
    32. Golden Smog
    33. Whiskeytown
    34. Ryan Adams
    35. Ryan Adams & The Cardinals
    36. My Morning Jacket
    37. Band of Horses
    38. Tapes 'n Tapes
    39. Islands
    40. The Unicorns[artist]
    41.
    The Fiery Furnaces
    42. Yo La Tengo
    43. Pavement
    44. Stephen Malkmus
    45. Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks
    46. Silver Jews
    47. Smog
    48. Bill Callahan
    49. Bonnie 'Prince' Billy
    50. Will Oldham

    [b]I know it said to go to 50, but this is really interesting so I'm going to keep going.[/b]

    51. Palace Brothers
    52. [artsit]Palace Music
    53. Palace
    54. Amalgamated Sons of Rest
    55. Magnolia Electric Co.
    56. Jason Molina
    57. Appendix Out
    58. [artsit]Alasdair Roberts
    59. [artsit]James Yorkston and The Athletes
    60. King Creosote
    61. Adem
    62. Vetiver

    That's enough for now...
  • No. 1 Album and Single on the day I was born.

    1 fév. 2008, 15h04m

    That's the 13 of April 1991

    Single: Chesney Hawkes - "The One And Only"
    Album: Eurythmics - "Greatest Hits"


    On my 1st Birthday:
    Single: Right Said Fred - "Deeply Dippy"
    Album: Annie Lennox - "Diva"


    On my 5th Birthday
    Single: The Prodigy - "Firestarter"
    Album: Take That - "Greatest Hits"


    On my 10th Birthday
    Single: Emma Bunton - "What Took You So Long"
    Album: Hear'Say - "Popstars"


    On my 15th Birthday
    Single: Gnarls Barkley - "Crazy"
    Album: Sandi Thom - "Smile It Confuses People"


    Find yours here
  • Top 30 artists of the last three months.

    2 jan. 2008, 2h09m

    1. How did you get into 29?
    Colon Open Bracket. They were on Hadouken's similar artists list and I looked them up.

    2. What was the first song you ever heard by 22?
    Amy Winehouse. Probably Rehab.

    3. How many albums by 13 do you own?
    Does It Offend You, Yeah? None, they don't have an album yet.

    4. What is your favorite song by 15?
    Good Shoes Morden

    5. What is your favorite song by 5?
    Placebo Uhhh... Special K or Meds

    6. Is there a song by 6 that makes you happy?
    Klaxons Not really. Although some of their songs bring back some good memories.

    7. What is your favorite song by 10?
    Late of the Pier Broken

    8. What is a good memory you have involving 30?
    Lily Allen Singing along to Smile and LDN in Java's Express.

    9. Is there a song by 19 that makes you happy?
    Razorlight No. I have no clue how they're so high on my list because I hardly ever listen to them.

    10. How many times have you seen 25 live?
    Justice Never.

    11. What is the first song you ever heard by 23?
    Simian Mobile Disco I Believe.

    12. What is your favorite album by 11?
    Muse Errr... Black Holes And Revelations I think.

    13. Who is a favorite member of 1?
    Hadouken! Nick

    14. Have you ever seen 14 live?
    Kasabian Nope.

    15. What is a good memory involving 27?
    Goldfrapp The park in November, I made Nicole play Goldfrapp on her phone. Twas a good day.

    16. What is your favorite song by 16?
    Dirty Pretty Things Gin & Milk

    17. What is your favorite album by 18?
    CSS CSS

    18. What is your favorite song by 21?
    MSTRKRFT Element Of Danger

    19. What is the first song you ever heard by 26?
    Datarock Computer Camp Love

    20. What is your favorite album by 2?
    Babyshambles Down In Albion

    21. What is you favorite song by 3?
    Bloc Party Positive Tension

    22. What is you favorite song by 8?
    The Libertines What A Waster

    23. How many times have you seen 17 live?
    Kate Nash Never

    24. What is the worst song by 12?
    Hot Chip Dunno.

    25. What was the first song you ever heard by 28?
    Peter Doherty I can't remember. But the first time I heard him sing was on Cant Stand Me Now.

    26. What is you favorite album by 7?
    Lady Sovereign Public Warning

    27. What is your favorite song by 24?
    The Shins Saint Simon or Kissing the Lipless

    28. Is there a song by 9 that makes you happy?
    We Smoke Fags Yeah, a few of their songs do.

    29. What is your favorite album by 4?
    Crystal Castles Their first album isn't out til Feb

    30. How many albums do you own by 20?
    Cake One.
  • Mid-term

    31 oct. 2007, 14h19m

    Right, well I'm back from London! Oh come on, you know you missed me.
    I spent most of the time dragging my poor sister around music stores. She doesn't understand how one HMV can be different from another, or why I had to look around them all. Well I'm sorry, but I'm stuck in Galway with like... three different shitty little music stores. All they ever have really is the chart stuff.
    Anyways, enough ranting. So I bought some new CD's. Not enough new ones, but I kinda spent waaay too much money on clothes so... Ooops.

    I got:
    Dirty Pretty Things - Waterloo To Anywhere
    Which is really good. I'd heard a few songs off it before, and I had a few mp3s, but they were really bad quality. But yeah, it's one of those albums that sounds good on the first listen- it normally takes me a few listens to like an album.

    Kate Nash - Made of Bricks
    This fairly sucks. It was only £6, so I'm not too bummed. I'd only heard Foundations, which I love even though it's a bit inane. But the rest of the CD just sounds a bit samey. Maybe it'll grow on me.

    Boy Kill Boy - Civilian
    This one's brilliant. The songs are catchy but not annoying. Probably my favourite of the three.

    I also got some singles. One I've not yet listened to, but the other is
    Dead Disco - Automatic.
    I love the cover art on the CD, and the song itself is really good too. I'd reccomend it.

    Oh, and I got Hadouken!'s liquid lives 7" I've not played it yet, but I have the Mp3 and I LOVE it. Can't wait for their mixtape. :)
  • Top 30 Artists

    9 oct. 2007, 22h26m

    1. How did you get into 29?
    Silverchair. They were on a Kerrang compilation album I bought years ago.

    2. What was the first song you ever heard by 22?
    Blondie. I don't know, but the first I remember hearing was One Way Or Another in the Rugrats movie. How sad!

    3. How many albums by 13 do you own?
    Amy Winehouse. None actually, I've been meaning to get one of her albums for ages.

    4. What is your favorite song by 15?
    Lily Allen. I love her cover of Naive.

    5. What is your favorite song by 5?
    Hadouken! I can't pick one, but I'll go with Leap Of Faith cos it's their newest I've heard.

    6. Is there a song by 6 that makes you happy?
    The Cure. Yeah, Friday I'm In Love makes me quite happy. Especially as they always play it on the radio on Fridays.

    7. What is your favorite song by 10?
    Cake. Their cover of I will survive.

    8. What is a good memory you have involving 30?
    System of a Down. I can't think of one.

    9. Is there a song by 19 that makes you happy?
    The View. Not really...

    10. How many times have you seen 25 live?
    Razorlight. Never.

    11. What is the first song you ever heard by 23?
    Garbage. I think it was Why Do You Love Me?

    12. What is your favorite album by 11?
    Ani DiFranco. Not A Pretty Girl.

    13. Who is a favorite member of 1?
    Babyshambles. Peter, of course! Nah, the rest of them are probably lovely, but Pete's gorgous.

    14. Have you ever seen 14 live?
    Nirvana. Nope.

    15. What is a good memory involving 27?
    The Grates. I can't think of one...

    16. What is your favorite song by 16?
    Bloc Party. Uhh... Helicopter?

    17. What is your favorite album by 18?
    Evanescence. I don't have one, I prefer their earlier songs which as far as I know were never on an album.

    18. What is your favorite song by 21?
    Kasabian. LSF.

    19. What is the first song you ever heard by 26?
    Yeah Yeah Yeahs. Date With The Night.

    20. What is your favorite album by 2?
    Peter Doherty. Well he doesn't have an album by himself yet.

    21. What is you favorite song by 3?
    The Libertines. Oooh... I can't choose. What a Waster possibly.

    22. What is you favorite song by 8?
    Radiohead. Creep.

    23. How many times have you seen 17 live?
    CSS. Never yet, but I'm seeing them in December!!!

    24. What is the worst song by 12?
    No Doubt. World Go 'Round gets on my nerves a bit.

    25. What was the first song you ever heard by 28?
    The Kooks. She Moves In Her Own Way, I think.

    26. What is you favorite album by 7?
    Muse. Absolution.

    27. What is your favorite song by 24?
    Bright Eyes. Happy Birthday To Me, or Pardraig My Prince.

    28. Is there a song by 9 that makes you happy?
    Klaxons. Most of their songs make me happy.

    29. What is your favorite album by 4?
    Placebo. Black Market Music.

    30. How many albums do you own by 20?
    Red Hot Chili Peppers. Three- Their Greatest Hits, Californication and By The Way.