12 Ene 2011, 0:57 de ConeyAllen
26 Sep 2010, 8:20 de Timbo93Each week for the next 10 weeks I will include a review of one of my top 10 albums of the 2000s on this page. These are not in order of preference, merely alphabetical order, as I feel ordering them would not do justice to those lower down the list. The first one can be found below:
At the Drive-In – Relationship of Command
This record is emotion in its purest form - the moment the rushing drums and harsh guitar make their presence felt on opening track 'Arcarsenal' signals the arrival of something special. Aggression and anguish resonates through Cedric Bixler-Zavala's voice and never looks like relenting. The guitar work of Omar Rodriguez-Lopez is something quite brilliant, burying complex and intricate melodies beneath discordant and overdriven power chords. Iggy Pop makes a cameo appearance, singing backing vocals on one of the album's strongest tracks, 'Rolodex Propaganda'…
17 Jun 2009, 22:15 de Supermandre* Turn the Page of Original Pirate Material by The Streets
It's like Mike Skinner left nothing to chance in terms of the lyrics on this track. Every line of this song fits perfectly.
* Be (Intro) of Be by Common
Same here. Perfect lyrics. Along with the instrumentation and sounds this song radiates hope and positivity and all that shit.
* Summer Babe (Winter Version) of Slanted and Enchanted by Pavement
Already the first sound speaks: Something great is about to happen.
* Fur Beach of Canada Songs by Daughters
The first to 2 seconds give you an idea what this music is about, than they give you 3 seconds to take a breath before Canada Songs will fuck you up.
* Worms Of The Senses/Faculties Of The Skull of The Shape of Punk to Come by Refused
"They told me that the classics never got a style but, they do, they do. Somehow baby, I never thought that we do to." No idea what this line's supposed to mean.
* Untitled 1 of ( ) by Sigur Rós
13 May 2009, 17:48 de Linus-GrungerThis is my second entry in my series of my listening habits over the coming months which I will update as regularly as I can and honestly as I can, with any reviews of albums or even live shows that I might attend. So here's May's entry...
Today is my birthday (Woo Hoo), am 19 (Not So Woo Hoo) but ah well. Before I start listing my listening habits this month so far, last night I was at a gig... Metric at Oran Mor (Glasgow) 12th May 2009 and let me say just one word... Outstanding!. Emily Haines certainly gave 110% in her stage performance. The whole band played great along with her and I couldn't think of anything to criticise them on. Probably just the cheesy rants we gout about love and music, but hey who cares eh! They mainly played stuff from their new album 'Fantasies' which I was fairly happy about, because now I would have to say it's my new favourite album by them following 'Old World Underground, Where Are You Now?'. …
12 Oct 2008, 18:01 de KikuichimonjiWell, this started off as an easy idea: look at my albums, and decide which one was the best for every year since my year of birth (1987). I guess it kinda took off because when I'm writing about music I can't seem to quit.
I probably should've split this up in multiple journals, but since I was working in Word I didn't get to that. Ah well. A cookie for everyone who manages to read it all. Two cookies for everyone who suggests an album to me.
Final note, this took me 3 days to write and 2 more to add tags, so don’t complain if I made a spelling error somewhere.
The Uplift Mofo Party Plan
My choice: The Uplift Mofo Party Plan
Oh crap, not the Red Hot Chili Peppers. Not that they suck, they just uh, well they’re just shit nowadays. As a matter of fact they were shit in ’87. Probably more shit then today. I don’t know if it’s funk or rock or a mix of styles but I know one thing: it’s out of control. And no, that’s not a good thing here. …
30 Jun 2008, 1:00 de Obliv_owns1. How did you get into 29?
Dropkick Murphys- My dad used to pipe with Joe Delaney, their piper in the early years.
2. What was the first song you ever heard by 22?
System of a Down- I don't know. It probably sucked, like the band itself.
3. What’s your favorite lyric by 33?
Panic at the Disco? I haven't listened to them in years. Stop picking the shitty artists.
4. What is your favorite album by 49?
Technically i have two 48's. Chiodos. I only have one, and I don't listen to it. Godddamn.
5. How many albums by 13 do you own?
The Shins- all four albums and EPs.
6. What is your favorite song by 50?
Imogen Heap- I love Whatever the most, or Speeding Cars even though it's overplayed.
7. Is there a song by 39 that makes you sad?
The Starting Line- I'm sure there are lots.
8. What is your favorite album by 15?
Sufjan Stevens- I like Illinoise but there are better ones that I haven't bought yet.
9. What is your favorite song by 5?
The Mars Volta- Ilyena
10. Is there a song by 6 that makes you happy?
30 Ene 2008, 20:45 de KikuichimonjiNew idea for this year. One top 10 each month. Hope I've got enough ideas to keep it alive for at least 12 months.
So, January's entry: album openers. I've always been an album kinda guy, hardly listening to 'loose' songs at all. And of course, the very first notes determine the album. They can either grab you by the throat and pull you right in, or they can make you throw the CD on a pile and possibly leave some awesomeness unlistened for too long (I'm looking at you, Led Zeppelin!) Anyway, less rambling, more fun stuff, so let's get started.
#10. Neigbourhood #1 (Tunnels)
Easily the best Arcade Fire track. Makes me feel kinda sorry they wasted it so early on. Their unique sound is at it's best here "You change all the lead, sleeping in my head." Gorgeous.
Say hello to the intro of my most awesome discovery of 2007. Postrock in 4 and a half minutes. I know, it's not supposed to work, but it does. And how. Nothing but musical climaxes all over the CD, starting right at the first track.
29 Ago 2007, 8:22 de aRj4nMon 27 Aug – Ignite, Green Lizard
I provided the music around the bands for this concert night. The following is what I played:
1.The Grey – Captain of Thieves
2.Sinaloa – montgomery express
3.New End Original – Hostage
4.Time Again – The Stories Are True (feat. Tim Armstrong)
5.Ultra Dolphins – Shoont
6.Life at These Speeds – To Your Health European tour in September!!
7.Daïtro – Laissez Vivre Les Squelettes
8.Reiziger – The Welta
9.At the Drive-In – Arcarsenal
10.Les Savy Fav – In These Woods
11.Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Rockers To Swallow (song got faded out for the concert)
*** Green Lizard concert ***
12.Q and Not U – X-Polynation
13.Ensign – Alzheimers
14.Cut the Shit – Doctor, Martyr
15.Unsane – Scrape
16.Yage – Lange Lügenbeine
17.Good Clean Fun – A Song For The Ladies
18.Thursday – Jet Black New Year
19.Sed Non Satiata – Spirit Fuel European tour in October/November!!
20 & 21. 2 songs that were the intro for the concert – played by sound personnel.
4 Feb 2007, 22:46 de RobsySo I decided to make some playlists. My favourite so far is this:
Best Openers playlist (Alphabetical order, one artist, one song)
1. Neighborhood #1 (Tunnels) (From Funeral
Gets better as the song progresses. Fantastic album all the way through, nice introduction to it.
2. Arcarsenal (From Relationship of Command)
Thundering opener to another great album. Lots of good instrumentation here, and sinister drum beat, which I always love.
3. Feeling This From blink-182)
Don't really dig these guys anymore, but this is just such a good track it had to be included.
4. Like Eating Glass (From Silent Alarm)
Probably my favourite opener ever. Such amazing drumming, and yet such a beautiful song. The opener on their sophomore album is also an absolute corker.
5. Never Let Me Down Again (From Music for the Masses)
Depeche Mode's finest moment in my opinion, it's a perfectly orchestrated, dominating, 'synthgasm'.
6. Lights (From The Back Room)
16 Ene 2007, 21:11 de lueggihey y'all
tracks played: 8716
#1 artist: Thrice (1499)
#1 track: Trailer Park Jesus (200)
weekly top 3:
#1 Thrice (84): so, they will go on tour in australia in a couple of week w/ Deftones; maybe i'll dig straight through the earth so i'll get there - is there someone who pays me this? ,-)
#2: At the Drive-In (66): i just got addicted to Arcarsenal in this week - it's loud and hostile; you'll probably hate it in the beginning, but i've really grown to like the song, without a doubt, my current favorite
#3: Beloved (37): first appearance in my top 3 - basically because of Failure on My Lips
baltimore ravens playoff watch:
lost 6-15 to the colts on saturday; well, so now they're eliminated, thanks to subpar playcalling, some sketchy official decision and poor execution in key moments - but there's always next year blablabla...
did not attend "start the fire" (local emo-party), cause i thought there was something wrong w/ my car…