29 Jul 2008, 16:58 de aestheticheart
7 Jul 2008, 22:14 de esc4p1stEven before front-woman Ninja and the rest of The Go! Team entered the Apollo stage, the 17th edition of the Arvika Festival was a success as far as I was concerned. It was the evening of the festival's third day, me with my most anticipated concert ahead of me. And as I'm sure they never do, the Team didn't disappoint. I actually got to see them as late as August, at the inaugural Way Out West, and got a near-perfect concert experience for being in a festival setting, largely because of my absolutely optimal mood. So, understandably, I didn't expect Saturday's performance to top that. And they did have me starting from a much lower level of excitement, although this time around, the crowd was a bit bigger, and the crowd response definitely better than in Gothenburg. Still, the only complaint I could possibly raise is that my favorite track, the bouncy brass-driven The Wrath of Marcie, was played way too early on, but seeing this unique travelling party on stage is shear joy…
3 Ene 2008, 21:19 de eklipseMy top 20 albums of '07:
1. The White Stripes - Icky Thump
2. M.I.A. - Kala
3. Arcade Fire - Neon Bible
4. The Forms - The Forms
5. Do Make Say Think - You, You're A History In Rust
6. The Field - From Here We Go Sublime
7. Justice - †
8. Andrew Bird - Armchair Apocrypha
9. Animal Collective - Strawberry Jam
10. Miracle Fortress - Five Roses
11. Beirut - The Flying Club Cup
12. Panda Bear - Person Pitch
13. Marnie Stern - In Advance Of The Broken Arm
14. Menomena - Friend and Foe
15. The Tuss - Rushup Edge
16. Gui Boratto - Chromophobia
17. Pantha du Prince - This Bliss
18. Working For A Nuclear Free City - Businessmen & Ghosts
19. Matthew Dear - Asa Breed
20. The Besnard Lakes - The Besnard Lakes Are The Dark Horse
My top 20 tracks of '07, in alphabetical order by artist:
Andrew Bird - Plasticities
Animal Collective - Winter Wonder Land
Apparat - Arcadia
Arcade Fire - Intervention
Arctic Monkeys - Brianstorm
Battles - Atlas
Beirut - Elephant Gun
Gui Boratto - Mr. Decay
30 Dic 2007, 9:38 de Mozo78I had a great time discovering and listening to music in 2007. An excellent crop of new records were released in the past twelve months, and with the guidance of so many new information sources -- music blogs, editorially-heavy web merchants like emusic and boomkat.com, and especially my valued friends on last.fm -- I was inundated with new material all year long.
Here's my list of the records that provided the greatest listening thrills in 2007:
1.Andrew Bird - Armchair Apocrypha
After much anticipation, I was immediately impressed by this record when it arrived last March. Although the opening five-track sequence of its predecessor Andrew Bird & the Mysterious Production of Eggs was simply impossible to outshine, this record struck me as more consistently great from start to finish, with so many splendid sonic flourishes and fantastic songs. There are so many textural and melodic details in the music (filled by Bird's trademark fiddle…
18 Dic 2007, 5:25 de C-Bacon50. EL-P - I'll Sleep When You're Dead
What I like most about this album is the collaborations this guy does variety of different of artists (Trent Reznor, Aesop Rock, The Mars Volta, Cat Power), which made for some pretty interesting tracks. My favourite track is Poisenville Kids which is the track with Chan Marshall ‘cause I loves me my Cat Power.
Best Track:Poisenville Kids No Wins/ Reprise (This Must Be Our Time)
49. !!! - Myth Takes
Dance punk? Yes plz.
Best Track:All My Heroes Are Weirdos
48. Jesca Hoop - Kismet
Jesca Hoop’s vocals remind me of Wilson Phillips. And that’s not a bad thing. Unlike Wilson Philips, the songs are not cheesy.
47. Editors - An End Has A Start
16 Dic 2007, 6:59 de C-BaconSingles, cause a song list would be too hard:
50. M.I.A.- Bird Flu
49. Band of Horses -Is There a Ghost
48. The Weakerthans - Civil Twilight
47. Tegan and Sara - The Con
46. Patrick Wolf - Accident & Emergency
45. Justice - D.A.N.C.E.
44. Jimmy Eat World - Always Be
43. Kate Nash - Foundations
42. The Shins - Phatom Limb
41. Stars - Take Me to the Riot
40. Blonde Redhead - 23
39. Klaxons -Gravity's Rainbow
38. Modest Mouse - Missed the Boat
37. The White Stripes - Icky Thump
36. Animal Collective - Peacebone
35. Rilo Kiley - The Moneymaker
34. Against Me! - Thrash Unreal
33. Kanye West - Can't Tell Me Nothing
32. The National - Mistaken for Strangers
31. The Smashing Pumpkins - That's the Way (My Love Is)
30. Interpol - The Heinrich Manuveur
29. Rilo Kiley - Silver Lining
28. Okkervil River - Our Life Is Not a Movie or Maybe
27. The Go! Team - Grip Like A Vice
26. Modest Mouse - We've Got Everything
25. Jimmy Eat World - Big Casino
17 Nov 2007, 17:54 de magicblurJe ne sais pas vous mais moi cela faisait un petit moment que j'attendais le retour en fanfare du festival dans la ville rose. Le Bikini, flambant neuf, a enfin permis ce retour. Que ce soit pour découvrir ou pour sauter de joie devant ses artistes favoris, ce genre de manifestation reste un vrai échange culturel, où les groupes assez variés permettent d'ouvrir la palette du rock contemporain à d'autres horizons.
Le premier soir, c'était assez mal parti. En effet, la première à passer sur la scène est Yelle ... Que dire. J'ai cru que les musiciens allaient la rattraper par moments mais j'ai fini par sortir de la salle, trop dépité devant cette caricature, entre chanson française et "rock" groggy (cf. la reprise de "A cause des garçons"). Heureusement, la suite était assurée avec brio par Jack Peñate et son Rockabilly. Un retour aux sources bien énergique, la prestation scénique est de qualité et les oreilles en sortent ravies.
1 Oct 2007, 16:44 de amorCombatehttp://cdn.last.fm/coverart/300x300/3375774-1401519147.jpg
Artist: The Go! Team
Album: Proof of Youth
Highlights: Grip Like A Vice
Another great album from The Go! Team. Their sound is an incredible mix of influences like "action theme songs, cheerleader chants, noise-pop guitars and early hip-hop, with a hint of '70s funk". Hear it.
22 Ago 2007, 13:07 de hotchk155The Brighton Loop Festival (...a "celebration of digital culture") took place in Brighton's Victoria gardens, essentially a big roundabout on the main road into Brighton, on a drizzly grey Saturday afternoon (i.e. what passes for "summer" in these parts)
Since it was a crappy old day and my main motivation was to catch headliners, the Go! Team, on home turf I spent most of the afternoon hiding from the drizzle in a pub. But I was kicking myself later when I caught a taste of what I'd been missing (especially Foals who were winding up their set when I arrived). Ho hum.
I remember once seeing a comment someone put against a YouTube clip of the Go! Team live saying they sounded like something a bunch of school kids might put together. But hey, isn't that part of the appeal? That freshness, bouncy innocence and sense of fun. The contagious rhythms, hooky tunes and pleasantly rough edges. Could have done with being a bit louder though…
12 Jul 2007, 20:14 de dejavulaI am re-doing mine to look better in inspiration to CarloCestMoi's top 07 list. My original list.
1. What's The Time Mr Wolf?
I love this band, and this album is amazing, it's the debut album for Noisettes. Powerful lyrics and vocals with such indie appeal.
The Count Of Monte Christo
Sister Rosetta (Capture The Spirit)
2. Our Love To Admire
I was not so sure I was going to like this album either because their single Heinrich Maneuver, was sort of bland. But this album is AMAZING their best album yet. The lyrics, music and Paul's voice are all orgasmic and beautiful! I was so moved by it I wrote about it, here.
Pace Is The Trick
All Fired Up
Pioneer to the Falls
Rest My Chemistry
3. Icky Thump
by The White Stripes