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  • Music meme thing everyone was doing

    8 nov. 2009, 3h51m

    RULES:
    - Put your music player on shuffle, and put down the first 40 tracks it plays.
    - You can repeat artists.
    - You CANNOT repeat songs.


    01. The National - Son
    02. Bjork - Hyper-Ballad
    03. Radiohead - My Iron Lung
    04. Cold War Kids - Rubidoux
    05. Cymbals Eat Guitars - Wind Phoenix (Proper Name)
    06. The Chemical Brothers - Asleep from Day
    07. Granddaddy - Jed the Humanoid
    08. Bloc Party - Little Thoughts
    09. Joy Division - Day of the Lords
    10. Boards of Canada - Roygbiv
    11. Danger Mouse & Sparklehorse (feat. Black Francis) - Angel's Harp
    12. R.E.M. - Leave
    13. Hard-Fi - Tonight
    14. TV on the Radio - Crying
    15. Burial - Etched Headplate
    16. Bloc Party - Ares
    17. Talking Heads - Born Under Punches (The Heat Goes On)
    18. Blur - Beetlebum
    19. The Clash - Should I Stay or Should I Go?
    20. New Order - Temptation
    21. Morrissey - On the Streets I Ran
    22. Arctic Monkeys - Baby I'm Yours
    23. Grizzly Bear - While You Wait for the Others
    24. The Cure - Just Like Heaven
    25. The Streets - On the Edge of a Cliff
    26. Nine Inch Nails - Hurt
    27. The Dandy Warhols - Insincere Because I
    28. Mclusky - To Hell With Good Intentions
    29. Kanye West - All Falls Down
    30. Smashing Pumpkins - 1979
    31. Passion Pit - Eyes as Candles
    32. Pulp - Bob Lind (The Only Way is Down)
    33. Elliot Smith - Fear City
    34. Wolf Parade - Bang Your Drum
    35. Girl Talk - Summer Smoke
    36. Pavement - Unfair
    37. The Smiths - Frankly, Mr. Shankly
    38. Karen O & The Kids - Hideaway
    39. Daft Punk - Voyager
    40. Arcade Fire - No Cars Go

    Questions:


    1. Which song do you prefer, #1 or #40?
    #40

    2. Have you ever listened to #12 continuously on repeat?
    No

    3. What album is #26 from?
    The Downward Spiral

    4. What do you think about the artist who did #15?
    Really interesting new stuff, almost feels like they picked up where Massive Attack left off in '94

    5. Is #19 one of your favorite songs?
    It's a great song, but they have better

    6. Who does #38 remind you of?
    The kid who played Max in WTWTA

    7. Does #20 have better lyrics or music?
    Oh wow, this is hard, both are terrific, I don't know, I guess music

    8. Do any of your friends like #3?
    YES, MANY

    9. Is #33 from a movie soundtrack?
    not to my knowledge

    10. Is #18 overplayed on the radio?
    I bet if I lived in the UK I could say "yes", but here? nope, not at all

    11. What does #21 remind you of?
    All the stuff from You are the Quarry and Ringleader of the Tormenters has a very crime/noir vibe to it

    12. Which song do you prefer, #5 or #22?
    #5

    13. What album is #17 from?
    Remain in Light

    14. When did you first hear #39?
    Summer of 2001

    15. When did you first hear #7?
    I think sometime in 07

    16. What genre is #8?
    Indie Rock

    17. Do any of your friends like #14?
    Yes, quite a few

    18. What color does #4 remind you of?
    Dark Blue

    19. Have you ever blasted #11 on your stereo?
    No

    20. What genre is #37?
    Indie Pop

    21. Can you play #13 on any instrument?
    No

    22. What is your favorite lyric from #30?
    And we don't know
    Just where our bones will rest
    To dust I guess
    Forgotten and absorbed to the earth below

    23. What is your favorite lyric from #23?
    While you wait for the others
    to make it all worthwhile
    All your useless pretentions
    are weighing on my time
    You could beg for forgiveness,
    as long as you like
    or just wait out the evening
    and always ask me why
    yes you'll only leave me dry

    24. Would you recommend #24 to your friends?
    Sure

    25. Is #2 a good song to dance to?
    not really

    26. Do you ever hear #16 on the radio?
    In the UK I did

    27. Is #32 more of a “nighttime” or “daytime” song?
    Nighttime

    28. Does #36 have any special meaning to you?
    Not particularly

    29. Do any of your friends like #31?
    A couple

    30. Is #25 a fast or slow song?
    Slower

    31. Is #35 a happy or sad song?
    Definitely upbeat

    32. What is one of your favorite lyrics from #9?
    This is the room, the start of it all
    No portrait so fine, only sheets on the wall
    I've seen the nights, filled with bloodsport and pain
    And the bodies obtained, the bodies obtained

    33. Is #34 better to listen to alone or with friends?
    Both ways good :)

    34. When did you first hear #27?
    When watching the UK series Teachers, half the music that Simon rides his bike to is The Dandys

    35. Name 3 other songs by the artist who did #29.
    Diamonds from Sierra Leone, Touch the Sky, Through the Wire

    36. Do you know all the words to #6?
    It's almost completely instrumental

    37. Does #28 have better lyrics or music?
    Music

    38. What album is #10 from?
    Music Has the Right to Children
  • My Top 10s of 2008 (uber late and bare bones thanks to a mix of being busy and lazy)

    2 mars 2009, 0h31m



    Ok, so I do this every year but traditionally I do a writeup for my top 10 films, and if I get the time later on I still might if people are more curious about the films themselves or why I placed them where I did. I've been very busy though and it took me awhile to see all of the films from 2008 I had wanted to see until earlier this month. (I think I saw somewhere around 70-80 films from 2008 by the time I was done) but thought I keep trying to find time with school, work, homework, moving, and coming down with a flu, I haven't had time to get to it. So I figured I'd at least put this up now before it just got ridiculously late. Anyway, I hope this is still of interest and I'll hopefully get back to the films later.



    My Top 25 Films of 2008


    (this is the only thing I may actually do writeup for if I get the time later)

    25. Ghost Town
    24. Kung Fu Panda
    23. Happy-Go-Lucky
    22. Son of Rambow
    21. Let the Right One In

    20. Iron Man
    19. Religulous
    18. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
    17. Gran Torino
    16. The Visitor
    15. In Bruges
    14. Reprise
    13. The Wrestler
    12. The Fall
    11. Man on Wire

    10. Forgetting Sarah Marshall
    09. Frost/Nixon
    08. Waltz with Bashir
    07. Milk
    06. Revolutionary Road

    05. Synecdoche, New York


    04. Rachel Getting Married


    03. Wall-E


    02. The Dark Knight


    01. Slumdog Millionaire




    Top 25 Albums of 2008

    25. Fuck Buttons - Street Horrsing
    24. Santogold
    23. Coldplay - Viva la Vida
    22. Fleet Foxes
    21. Bloc Party - Intimacy

    20. Beck - Modern Guilt
    19. Neon Neon - Stainless Style
    18. Sigur Ros - Með Suð Í Eyrum Við Spilum Endalaust
    17. The Helio Sequence - Keep Your Eyes Ahead
    16. MGMT - Oracular Spectacular
    15. Foals - Antidotes
    14. Bon Iver - For Emma, Forever Ago
    13. Wolf Parade - At Mount Zoomer
    12. Los Campesinos - We Are Beautiful, We Are Doomed
    11. Hot Chip - Made in the Dark

    10. Deerhunter - Microcastle
    09.Vampire Weekend
    08. Kanye West - 808s and Heartbreak
    07. Elbow - The Seldom Seen Kid
    06. Death Cab for Cutie - Narrow Stairs
    05. Cut Copy - In Ghost Colours
    04. Girl Talk - Feed the Animals
    03. Los Campesinos! - Hold On Now, Youngster!
    02. Portishead - Third
    01. TV on the Radio - Dear Science



    Top 10 Xbox 360 Games of 2008

    10. Dead Space
    09. Civilization Revolution
    08. Burnout Paradise
    07. Mirror's Edge
    06. Rock Band 2 (I can't give this high acclaim due to little change from the original but still probably my most played 360 game)
    05. Braid
    04. Fable II
    03. Gears of War 2
    02. Grand Theft Auto IV
    01. Left 4 Dead



    Top 20 in Television series


    20. Family Guy
    19. Fringe
    18. Frisky Dingo
    17. The Office
    16. True Blood
    15. American Dad
    14. Chuck
    13. The Venture Bros
    12. Doctor Who
    11. Top Gear

    10. Dr Horrible's Sing-Along Blog
    09. The Daily Show/Colbert Report
    08. Late Night with Conan O'Brien (The Strike Beard Episodes)
    07. Battlestar Galactica
    06. How I Met Your Mother
    05. Pushing Daisies
    04. Mad Men
    03. Dexter
    02. Lost
    01. 30 Rock
  • My Top 10 Survery: My Year in Lists

    3 mars 2008, 17h04m

    First song heard, first song loved, current favorite and (current) favorite album.

    1. Radiohead

    First: Karma Police
    Love: Idioteque
    Favorite: Paranoid Android (but this changes daily)
    Album: Kid A


    2. Blur

    First: Song 2
    Love: Girls and Boys
    Favorite: Beetlebum
    Album: Parklife


    3. The National

    First: Fake Empire
    Love: Slow Show
    Favorite: mr november
    Album: Alligator


    4. Supercar

    First: Storywriter
    Love: Last Scene
    Favorite: A.O.S.A.
    Album: Futurama


    5. Bloc Party

    First: Banquet
    Love: Helicopter
    Favorite: This Modern Love
    Album: Silent Alarm


    6. Interpol

    First: Obstacle 1
    Love: Specialist
    Favorite: Stella Was a Diver and She Was Always Down
    Album: Turn on the Bright Lights


    7. Pulp

    First: Common People
    Love: This Is Hardcore
    Favorite: Common People
    Album: Different Class


    8. Modest Mouse

    First: Polar Opposites
    Love: Teeth Like God's Shoeshine
    Favorite: Edit the Sad Parts
    Album: The Moon & Antarctica


    9. The Smiths

    First: The Queen Is Dead
    Love: The Headmaster Ritual
    Favorite: What Difference Does It Make?
    Album: The Smiths


    10. Death Cab for Cutie

    First: Title Track
    Love: Your Bruise
    Favorite: We Looked Like Giants
    Album: The Photo Album
  • Top Radiohead Songs by Album

    18 oct. 2007, 3h59m

    Here's my Radiohead picks.
    So this is in order of where I rate the album itself and then how I rate the songs by album.

    DISCLAIMER: Upper tier songs on lower ranking albums may actually rank higher than some upper tier songs on higher ranking albums in overall rankings.


    7. Pablo Honey

    12. How Do You
    11. Creep
    10. Vegetable
    9. Anyone Can Play Guitar
    8. Ripchord
    7. Prove Yourself
    6. Lurgee
    5. Stop Whispering
    4. I Can't
    3. Thinking About You
    2. Blow Out
    1. You

    6. Hail to the Thief

    14. We Suck Young Blood
    13. I Will
    12. Sail to the Moon
    11. Backdrifts
    10. Sit Down, Stand Up
    9. Myxomatosis
    8. The Gloaming
    7. 2+2=5
    6. A Punchup at a Wedding
    5. Scatterbrain
    4. A Wolf at the Door
    3. Where I End and You Begin
    2. Go to Sleep
    1. There There

    5. Amnesiac

    11. Hunting Bears
    10. Dollars and Cents
    9. Pulk/Pull Revolving Doors
    8. Morning Bell/Amnesiac
    7. Like Spinning Plates
    6. Packt Like Sardines in a Crushd Tin Box
    5. I Might Be Wrong
    4. Knives Out
    3. Life in a Glasshouse
    2. You and Whose Army?
    1. Pyramid Song

    4. The Bends

    12. Bulletproof...I Wish I Was
    11. Sulk
    10. Bones
    9. (Nice Dream)
    8. Planet Telex
    7. Black Star
    6. The Bends
    5. Just
    4. High & Dry
    3. Street Spirit (Fade Out)
    2. Fake Plastic Trees
    1. My Iron Lung

    3. OK Computer

    12. Fitter Happier
    11. The Tourist
    10. Exit Music (for a Film)
    9. Subterranean Homesick Alien
    8. Lucky
    7. Electioneering
    6. Karma Police
    5. Airbag
    4. Let Down
    3. No Surprises
    2. Climbing Up the Walls
    1. Paranoid Android

    2. In Rainbows

    10. House of Cards
    9. Bodysnatchers
    8. Faust Arp
    7. Videotape
    6. Nude
    5. 15 Step
    4. Jigsaw Falling Into Place
    3. All I Need
    2. Weird Fishes/Arpeggi
    1. Reckoner

    1. Kid A

    10. Motion Picture Soundtrack
    9. Treefingers
    8. In Limbo
    7. Optimistic
    6. Morning Bell
    5. Everything In It's Right Place
    4. How to Disappear Completely
    3. Kid A
    2. The National Anthem
    1. Idioteque
  • Favourite Artists A-Z

    20 sept. 2007, 8h49m

    I stole this from Lindsay and strictly used iTunes but didn't wanna take the time to do runner-ups even though it was really hard.

    A: Arcade Fire
    B: Blur
    C: The Clash
    D: David Bowie
    E: Editors
    F: The Flaming Lips
    G: Gorillaz
    H: Hard-Fi
    I: Interpol
    J: Joy Division
    K: The Kinks
    L: LCD Soundsystem
    M: My Bloody Valentine
    N: The National
    O: (early)Oasis
    P: Pulp
    Q: Quruli
    R: Radiohead
    S: Supercar
    T: TV on the Radio
    U: Underworld
    V: The Velvet Underground
    W: Wolf Parade
    X:
    Y: Yoko Kanno
    Z:
  • How eclectic is my music taste?

    5 sept. 2007, 2h59m

    First, make a list of your top-20 artists overall. Then, for each of these artists, add the 8 most similar artists to your list. Delete any duplicates, count up the number of entries on your list and this will give you some idea of how eclectic your listening habits are. A score of 9 represents an extremely unvaried musical taste while a 160 represents an extremely varied one.\

    Blur - Franz Ferdinand
    The Verve
    Supergrass
    Travis

    Radiohead - Muse
    Beck
    The Smashing Pumpkins
    The White Stripes
    Pixies
    The Strokes
    Weezer

    Supercar - Number Girl
    Quruli
    Kazuyoshi Nakamura
    Fuji Fabric
    Syrup16g
    Straightener
    Mo'some Tonebender

    Bloc Party - Arctic Monkeys
    The Killers
    Kaiser Chiefs

    Underworld - Leftfield
    The Chemical Brothers
    Orbital
    The Prodigy
    Faithless
    Fatboy Slim
    Basement Jaxx
    Daft Punk

    Modest Mouse - The Decemberists
    The Flaming Lips
    Spoon

    Interpol - Yeah Yeah Yeahs

    Oasis - Stereophonics

    The Shins - Of Montreal
    Bright Eyes
    Belle and Sebastian

    The National - Band of Horses
    Wolf Parade
    The Hold Steady
    Clap Your Hands Say Yeah
    TV on the Radio
    Tapes 'n Tapes

    The Jesus and Mary Chain - Joy Divison
    Sonic Youth
    The Smiths
    Echo & the Bunnymen
    The Fall
    Gang of Four
    Cocteau Twins

    Pinback - Built to Spill
    Broken Social Scene
    Rogue Wave

    Pulp - Suede
    The Stone Roses
    Manic Street Preachers
    Morrissey
    Elastica

    Coldplay - Keane
    Snow Patrol
    Red Hot Chili Peppers

    The New Pornographers - Stars

    The Arcade Fire

    Massive Attack - Portishead
    Air
    Tricky
    Lamb
    Zero 7
    Unkle
    Thievery Corporation
    Morcheeba

    Soul Coughing - Mike Doughty
    Cake
    They Might Be Giants
    Violent Femmes
    Ben Folds Five

    Death Cab for Cutie - Postal Service

    My Bloody Valentine - Slowdive
    Ride
    Yo La Tengo
    Galaxie 500
    Kevin Shields
    Spiritualized

    Score: 82.

    So I guess my music taste is somewhat eclectic.
  • Random Fun: My Life According to *Blur*

    23 août 2007, 4h34m

    Using only song names from ONE ARTIST, answer these questions...

    Blur

    1) Are you a male or female?
    Charmless Man

    2) Describe yourself:
    Tender

    3) How do you feel about yourself?
    I'm Fine

    4) Describe where you currently live:
    Magic America

    5) If you could go anywhere, where would you go?
    Yuko and Hiro

    6) Who is your best friend?
    Young & Lovely

    7) Your favourite colour is:
    Peach

    8) You know that:
    There's No Other Way

    9) What's the weather like:
    Tame

    10) If your life was a television show, what would it be called?
    Beetlebum

    11) What is life to you?
    Dizzy

    12) What is the best advice you have to give?
    Slow Down

    13) If you could change your name, what would you choose?
    Dan Abnormal

    Charmless Man
    Tender
    I'm Fine
    Magic America
    Yuko & Hiro
    Young & Lovely
    Peach
    There's No Other Way
    Tame
    Beetlebum
    Dizzy
    Slow Down
    Dan Abnormal
  • Top 10 Albums of 2007 So Far...

    4 août 2007, 13h17m

    1. Neon Bible - Arcade Fire
    2. Our Love to Admire - Interpol
    3. Boxer - The National
    4. Sound of Silver - LCD Soundsytem
    5. The Good, The Bad, & The Queen
    6. Weekend in the City - Bloc Party
    7. Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga - Spoon
    8. Violet - Boy in Static
    9. Challengers - The New Pornographers
    10. An End Has a Start - Editors

    Honorable Mentions:
    Jarvis - Jarvis Cocker
    We Were Dead Before the Ship Even Sank - Modest Mouse
    It's a Bit Complicated - Art Brut
    Hissing Fauna, Are You the Destroyer? - Of Montreal
    Favourite Worst Nightmare - Arctic Monkeys
    Sticking Fingers into Sockets - Los Campesinos (Didn't qualify as it was an EP)

    Albums Reviewed/Listened to: 138

    Top 10 Samples in countdown order 10 - 1

    10. Editors - An End Has a Start


    9. The New Pornographers - Challengers


    8. Boy in Static - Violet


    7. Spoon - Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga


    6. Bloc Party - A Weekend in the City


    5. The Good, The Bad, & The Queen (eponymous)


    4. LCD Soundsystem - Sound of Silver


    3. The National - Boxer


    2. Interpol - Our Love to Admire


    1. Arcade Fire - Neon Bible