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  • A Decade In Music

    1 jan. 2010, 2h16m

    Over the decade the one thing that I have come to realize more than anything else is music will always be the one thing that will be there when I need it most. I will always have a soundtrack to my life. Not background music - music that embodies the feelings, activities, weather, people that surround my life.

    A Decade In Music
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    Favorite Albums
    (tags will be added later)

    [2000]

    10. "The Moon and Antarctica" - Modest Mouse
    9. "Rated R" - Queens Of The Stone Age
    8. "Melody Of Certain Damaged Lemons" - Blonde Redhead
    7. "Fever and Mirrors" - Bright Eyes
    6. "White Pony" - Deftones
    5. "Relationship of Command" - At The Drive-In
    4. "Holy Wood (In The Shadow of the Valley of Death)" - Marilyn Manson
    3. "Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Silence" - GlassJAw
    2. "No Strings Attatched" - *N.Sync
    1. "Hybrid Theory" - Linkin Park (duh)

    [2001]

    10. "Celebrity" - *N.Sync
    9. "Mutter" - Rammstein
    8. "Your Favorite Weapon" - Brand New
    7. "ANThology" - Alien Ant Farm
    6. "Discovery" - Daft Punk
    5. "Iowa" - Slipknot
    4. "Danse Macabre" - The Faint
    3. "Toxicity" - System Of A Down
    2. "Adema" - Adema
    1. "Lateralus" - Tool

    And because this was an excellent year in music, these just missed the list:

    "The Beginning Of All Things to End" - Mudvayne
    "Survivor" - Destiny's Child
    "Sounding The Seventh Trumpet" - Avenged Sevenfold
    "All Killer No Filler" - Sum 41
    "Break The Cycle" - Staind
    and so...so...so many more...jesus...

    [2002]

    10. "lovehatetragedy" - Papa Roach
    9. "Untouchables" - Korn
    8. "Tremulant EP" - The Mars Volta
    7. "Welcome" - Taproot
    6. "Worship and Tribute" - Glassjaw
    5. "Steal This Album" - System Of A Down
    4. "Reanimation" - Linkin Park
    3. "The Used" - The Used
    2. "Tell All Your Friends" - Taking Back Sunday
    1. "The Second Stage Turbine Blade" - Coheed and Cambria

    [2003]

    10. "Valley Of The Damned" - DragonForce
    9. "Fallen" - Evanescence
    8. "Take This To Your Grave" - Fall Out Boy
    7. "Elephant" - The White Stripes
    6. "Aesthetic EP" - From First to Last
    5. "100th Window" - Massive Attack...
    4. "SIng The Sorrow" - AFI
    3. "The Golden Age Of Grotesque" - Marilyn Manson
    2. "The Black Mages" - The Black Mages
    1. "Meteora" - Linkin Park

    [2004]

    10. "The System Has Failed" - Megadeth
    9. "Three Cheers For Sweet Revenge" - My Chemical Romance
    8. "A Crow Left Of The Murder" - Incubus
    7. "Decadence" - Headautomatica
    6. "Where You Want To Be" - Taking Back Sunday
    5. "Vol 3: THe Subliminal Verses" - Slipknot
    4. "Collision Course" - Linkin Park & Jay-Z
    3. "Funeral" - Arcade Fire
    2. "Final Straw" - Snow Patrol
    1. "Dear Diary, My Teen Angst Has a Body Count" - From First To Last

    Annnd some more
    "Soviet Kitsch" - Regina Spektor
    "Exodus" - Utada

    [2005]

    10. "Confessions On A Dance Floor" - Madonna
    9. "City Of Evil" - Avenged Sevenfold
    8. "Apocalyptica" - Apocalyptica
    7. "Mezmerize/Hypnotize" - System Of A Down
    6. "Arular" - M.I.A
    5. "A Beautiful Lie" - 30 Seocnds To Mars
    4. "With Teeth" - Nine Inch Nails
    3. "Human After All" - Daft Punk
    2. "Frances The Mute" - The Mars Volta
    1. "Good Apollo, I'm Burning Star IV Volume One: From Fear Through The Eyes OF Madness" - Coheed and Cambria

    Again...
    "Almost Here" - The Academy Is
    "All We Know Is Falling" - Paramore
    "X & Y" - Coldplay
    "Extraordinary Machine" - Fiona Apple
    "A Fever You Can't Sweat Out" - Panic! At The Disco
    "Playing The Angel" - Depeche Mode

    [2006]

    10. "Begin To Hope" - Regina Spektor
    9. "Alright, Still" - Lily Allen
    8. "The Black Parade" - My Chemical Romance
    7. "10,000 Days" - Tool
    6. "A City By The Light Divided" - Thursday
    5. "Amputechture" - The Mars Volta
    4. "FutureSex/LoveSounds" - Justin Timberlake
    3. "Heroine" - From First To Last
    2. "The Devil And God Are Raging Inside Me" - Brand New
    1. "Louder Now" - Taking Back Sunday

    "My Brother's Blood Machine" - The Prize Fighter Inferno
    "She Wants Revenge" - She Wants Revenge
    "young Machetes" - The Blood Brothers
    "(Miss)Understood" - Ayumi Hamasaki

    [2007]

    10. "Volta" - Bjork
    9. "Year Zero" - Nine Inch Nails
    8. "Neon Bible" - Arcade Fire
    7. "X" - Kylie Minogue
    6. "Avenged Sevenfold" - Avenged Sevenfold
    5. "Cross" - Justice
    4. "Curel Melody" - Black Light Burns
    3. "Myths Of The New Future" - Klaxons
    2. "Good Apollo, I'm Burning Star IV Volume Two: No World For Tomorrow" - Coheed and Cambria
    1. "Minutes To Midnight" - Linkin Park

    "Kala" - M.I.A.
    "The Big Dirty" - Every Time I Die
    "Worlds Collide" - Apocalyptica
    "United Abominations" - Megadeth
    "You'll Rebel To Anything" - Mindless Self Indulgence
    "Alive 2007" - Daft Punk

    [2008]

    10. "Guilty" - Ayumi Hamasaki
    9. "Line In The Sand" - Zox
    8. "Consolers Of The Lonely" - The Raconteurs
    7. "Hard Candy" - Madonna
    6. "From First To Last" - From First To Last
    5. "Third" - Portishead
    4. "Ghosts I-IV" - Nine Inch Nails
    3. "Fear Before" - Fear before
    2. "Oracular Spectacular" - MGMT
    1. "The Bedlam In Goliath" - The Mars Volta

    "Funplex" - The B52's
    "When Life Gives You Lemons, You Paint That Shit Gold" - Atmosphere
    "Santogold" - Santogold
    "Evil Urges" - My Morning Jacket
    "Fasciination" - The Faint
    "All Hope Is Gone" - Slipknot
    "Appeal To Reason" - Rise Against

    [2009]

    10. "New Junk Aesthetic" - Every Time I Die
    9. "New Again" - Taking Back Sunday
    8. "This Is War" - 30 Seconds To Mars
    7. "...In Shallow Seas We Sail" - Emery
    6. "Far" - Regina Spektor
    5. "Act III" - The Dear Hunter
    4. "Daisy" - Brand New
    3. "The Inevitable and I" - Harvard
    2. "Mandala" - RX Bandits
    1. "Swoon" - Silversun Pickups

    Album of the decade goes to "Hybrid Theory" - Linkin Park, hands down.
    Worst album of the decade goes to all and any U2 and New Found Glory
  • Top Albums of 2009

    27 déc. 2009, 22h58m

    Now that the year is coming to an end, I think it's time to jot down the albums that have made an impact on me this year. There are so many others that complete the soundtrack to 2009, but this is to shed a light on the new albums that have captivated my mind over the past 12 months.
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    10. New Junk Aesthetic (Every Time I Die)
    "Lost, lost lost, you've got to be fucking kidding me"

    When this album came out I was a lot more focused on their older albums. I put it down for a month or so only to pick it up and be blown away. WHAT WAS I THINKING!? I was thinking I was occupied with other music for the time being. But this album is heavy, catchy, and so ETID. There were times where I was sort of questioning it, but those times lasted about 2.5 seconds combined.

    Highlights: Goddamn Kids These Days, Who Invited The Russian Soldier?
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    9. New Again (Taking Back Sunday)
    "When oh when will this sinking feeling feel like 'man that was ages ago?'"

    Again with the being caught up in older music. I was stuck on Where You Want To Be when this came out. I didn't wait for this one though, got it immediately and loved it. The way they execute their album is impeccable in all it's entirety. The intro on "Everything Must Go" is so misleading that is makes me cringe with delight. I see fall when I hear this album. All their others provoke feelings of Summer...

    Highlights: Carpathia, New Again
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    8. This Is War (30 Seconds to Mars)
    "These lessons we've learned here have only just begun"

    I've anxiously awaited the release of this album. When ABL was out I was obsessed, mostly with the first album though. This album embodies optimism so well it almost makes me want to puke. I love the fan participation used for this album and I wish i could have been a part of it. I will admit there are a couple songs I still need to get into but as a whole, the album doesn't let me down. So many props to Jared for being good at both acting and singing, maybe he could teach Mrs. Johannsen a thing or two...

    Highlights: Night of the Hunter, Stranger in a Strange Land
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    7. ...In Shallow Seas We Sail (Emery)
    "If you've got the time then I've got the reason for the sin"

    I could not possibly say anything bad about this album. The band is a different story. I was not a fan of Emery before I heard this album. This music is the only good thing that resulted in working for Hot Topic (fuck them bitches) Every single song on this album is catchy, powerful and pretty much perfect. There's a perfect mix of everything. Some songs have a hint of pop influence and it works so well. You will find yourself singing the chorus to every single song without even realizing it. Get it, love it, embrace it. This shit makes me want to climb a mountain.

    Highlights: A Sin To Hold On To, Churches And Serial Killers
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    6. Far (Regina Spektor)
    "I've got a perfect body cause my eyelashes catch my sweat"

    Her voice is stunning. Her music is quirky. Her latest album is probably her best. Key word being "probably"...mainly because I still cannot decide. Every song tells a story that leaves me wanting more. She has a way with enticing listeners and she doesn't even have to try. Everything she writes sounds like it was written perfectly the first time and she stuck with it. There's life in her music - emotion, meaning. There's a darkness there peeking through and ready to infect your ears with sheer piano madness.

    Highlights: Folding Chair, Dance Anthem of the 80's
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    5.Act III (The Dear Hunter)
    "In the cradle we are helpless, but on our feet we are fatal"

    From the very beginning this album has rock opera written all over it. It would be inhuman of me to hear the first song and not fall in love instantly. Everything about this album is brilliant. It makes me want to choreograph a ballet to it, that's how great it is. There are so many elements put into this album coming from every angle. Casey Crescenzo wins the award for best rock opera composer/writer of the year. There is really too much that needs to be said about this piece of work. Every single emotion in the book is explored when you listen to this album and I wouldn't trade it for the world.

    Highlights: The Tank, Saved, In Cauda Venenum
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    4. Daisy (Brand New}
    "I'm a preacher with no pulpit, spewing a sermon that goes on and on"

    Yet another album I was anxiously waiting for. They never fail to amaze me. This album is significantly darker than other Br&New and that is what I love so much about it. The last few songs on the album leave me in a flurry of optimism and brooding...if that makes any sense (it doesnt, shut up) Songs with Manson-esque vocals fit well with the touch of country and hip hop in select songs. Now I just sound crazy, but that's a good thing. This album means winter, new beginnings, and lots and lots of writing in my journal...

    Highlights: Daisy, Bought A Bride, At The Bottom
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    3. The Inevitable and I (Harvard)


    When this album was first brought to my attention I was iffy. When I actually listened to it I stopped dead in my tracks and wanted to see them live immediately. Totally reminds me of Circa Survive, some songs remind me of TDH, and one song, towards the end, even sounds like 30STM. Crazy, these guys. It makes me want to just walk and end up at some random place. It's already inspired a few clothing designs. The vocal style is similar to Bjork's (and that alone should make you want to listen to it) This dude can fucking belt it out...

    Highlights: Ghost, An End Weight, Memory Police, What We Had
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    2. Mandala (RX Bandits)
    "It's easier to say it. Harder still, to execute"

    LOVE is the first thing that comes to mind when I listen to this album. Real love, genuine. Not the love people have for each other - more so the kind of love these guys bleed. You can't get more organic than this. Straight from the heart and into the instruments. You can feel the energy that was in the room when they recorded it. This album stands for so much, so much so many people fail to realize. The good things in life, the good times, the ups and downs. This album IS love. It will change your outlook with every line. Catchy chorus', dynamic drum beats, amazing vocals, backups and all. How the hell do they do that?

    Highlights: White Lies, Mientras La Veo Sonar, March Of The Caterpillar, Bring Our Children Home
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    1. Swoon (Silversun Pickups)
    "Can't believe the lure was enough"

    Where do I start? Really, I do not know. Glorious, magnificent, amazing, spectacular, irresistible, makes me fucking swooooooon >_<
    ................o_o
    Really though, this is the album of the year in my books. Could not have topped this with anything. I am more than proud to say I reside in the same city as this wonderfully fantastical band. Every song is perfect. Not too heavy, not too poppy, not overdone at all. Absolutely perfect. This is the first album in a long time that I've actually listened to non-stop for over 6 months. It may not be reflected on here, but this cd has not left my stereo since it came out and I heard it working at Virgin. SSPU ftw!!

    Highlights: WHOLE FUCKING ALBUM. LISTEN. NOW.
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    So there it s. It took forever for me to actually choose. These ones missed it by a hair, all tied for #11:

    Endgame (Megadeth)
    Black Gives Way to Blue (Alice in Chains)
    Common Existence (Thursday)



    THE END
  • NEW top 25

    12 fév. 2008, 11h34m

    1. Linkin Park
    2. 30 Seconds to Mars
    3. The Beatles
    4. Coheed and Cambria
    5. System of a down
    6. Killswitch Engage
    7. Escape the Fate
    8. Avenged Sevenfold
    9. Taking Back Sunday
    10. Apoptygma Berzerk
    11. David Bowie
    12. Cat Stevens
    13. Brand New
    14. Lily Allen
    15. Queen
    16. Cursive
    17. Slipknot
    18. Head Automatica
    19. Panic At the Dicso
    20. Tool
    21. From First to Last
    22. Trapt
    23. Megadeth
    24. Job For A Cowboy
    25. Hawthorne Heights


    Now answer the questions according to the numbers:

    1. What was the first song you ever heard by 6?
    Life To Lifeless

    2. What is your favorite album by 2?
    buddha for mary

    3. What is your favorite lyric that 1 has sung?
    wow. wow. i cannot decide. no way.

    4. How many times have you seen 11 live?
    NONE, its fucking LAME

    5. What is your favorite song by 7?
    reverse this curse


    6. What is a good memory you have involving 20?
    realizing i had something in common with jason. it made me happy cause i thought he hated me.

    7. Is there a song by 3 that makes you sad?
    'because'

    8. What is your favorite song by 19?
    but it's better if you do

    9. How did you get into 22?
    i was searching for music and found them and loved it.

    10. What was the first song you heard by 21?
    ride the wings of pestilence

    11. What is your favorite song by 4?
    ouch, thats hard...probably everything evil

    12. How many times have you seen 10 live?
    none. hopefully i will one day.

    13. What is a good memory you have involving 13?
    singing with pila and taylor in ze car

    14. Is there a song by 23 that makes you sad?
    nnnnnnope not really

    15. What is your favorite album by 15?
    a day at the races

    16. What is your favorite lyric that 9 have sung?
    i never said i'd take this lying down

    17. What is your favorite song by 8?
    chapter four

    18. What is your favorite song by 16?
    art is hard

    19. How many times have you seen 5 live?
    2

    20. What is your favorite album by 12?
    mona bone jakon

    21. What is a good memory you have involving 25?
    the charity work i did to go to their show.

    22. What was the first song you heard by 18?
    the razor

    23. What is your favorite album by 24?
    doom

    24. What was the first song you heard by 14?
    LDN

    25. What is your favorite lyric that 17 have sung? fuck it all, fuck this world.
  • muuuusic thing. top 25

    7 jan. 2007, 4h54m

    1. 30 Seconds to Mars
    2. System of a Down
    3. Escape the Fate
    4. Lily Allen
    5. Taking Back Sunday
    6. The Beatles
    7. Head Automatica
    8. Avenged Sevenfold
    9. Coheed and Cambria
    10. Hawthorne Heights
    11. Slipknot
    12. Panic at the Disco
    13. From First to Last
    14. Pink Martini
    15. David Bowie
    16. Killswitch Engage
    17. Stonesour
    18. Linkin Park
    19. Halifax
    20. Queen
    21. Gym Class Heroes
    22. Arctic Monkeys
    23. Trapt
    24. Chiodos
    25. Megadeth

    Now answer the questions according to the numbers:

    1. What was the first song you ever heard by 6?
    i have no idea it was SO long ago..but i'll just say Eleanor Rigby

    2. What is your favorite album by 2?
    System of a Down then Toxicity

    3. What is your favorite lyric that 1 has sung?
    "lie awake in bed at night, think about your life. do you want to be different"

    4. How many times have you seen 11 live?
    once. it was greeeaaat

    5. What is your favorite song by 7?
    Please Please Please


    6. What is a good memory you have involving 20?
    walking home with bob and charles listening to bohemian rhapsody. and then this one night me, my mom, alex, charles, steve, and larry were listening to queen all night. goood times

    7. Is there a song by 3 that makes you sad?
    Friends And Alibis

    8. What is your favorite song by 19?
    Next Two Weeks

    9. How did you get into 22?
    i heard them on KROQ and liked it

    10. What was the first song you heard by 21?
    Taxi Ride

    11. What is your favorite song by 4?
    Littlest Things and Friday Night

    12. How many times have you seen 10 live?
    once

    13. What is a good memory you have involving 13?
    the first time i saw one of their videos and i was with lucky and i was like h8r7eyi8hgsfyudgih <333333

    14. Is there a song by 23 that makes you sad?
    Made of Glass

    15. What is your favorite album by 15?
    Low

    16. What is your favorite lyric that 9 have sung?
    "sever the limbs off his torso in sleep and burn what remains so the world may now see." "if i had my way i'd crush your face in the door" "i hope you die right now will you drink my chemical" EVERYTHING. ALL OF IT

    17. What is your favorite song by 8?
    I Wont See You Tonight Pt. 1 Unholy Confessions

    18. What is your favorite song by 16?
    The End Of Heartache

    19. How many times have you seen 5 live?
    zero

    20. What is your favorite album by 12?
    the only one they have

    21. What is a good memory you have involving 25?
    bonding time with the bro

    22. What was the first song you heard by 18?
    One Step Closer

    23. What is your favorite album by 24?
    All's Well That Ends Well

    24. What was the first song you heard by 14?
    Lily

    25. What is your favorite lyric that 17 have sung? "dont try to be the one person who has stayd just to say they never left me. aggravated. complicated. someone say it god, i never learn"
  • i am the hunter

    1 août 2006, 20h41m

    1. jared leto's voice...is...too good for words.
    2. I cannot believe it took me so long to listen to all their songs.
    3. I cant wait to meet 30 seconds to mars this friday.

    my goodness, that is gonna be so awesome. they're so unbelievably talented it's insane. they own me now. they own my soul.