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  • Year 2010 in music

    5 Ene 2011, 14:47

    I decided that from now on I will always write a journal which will somehow sum up my music appreciation for ever year.
    In 2010 I was mostly interested in the Austrian indie scene which was (and still is) really interesting to me. The first band I heard of were Gary waaay back in 2007 or even earlier... and then I immediately heard about the Siluh Records, Numavi Records... that's how I got to know Killed By 9V Batteries and they really impressed me. So, through some friends I found out about more bands and that's how I spent the fall/winter checking out their scene.
    Other than that, nothing special based on the music part happened. The Slovenian scene have expanded a little but it still needs MUCH more support.

    Now about the albums of the year... I decided to make a TOP 20. I will not review the albums since it would take waaay too long.

    1. LCD Soundsystem - This Is Happening
    2. Menomena - Mines
    3. Les Savy Fav - Root For Ruin
    4. The National - High Violet
    5. Beach House - Teen Dream
    6. Tame Impala - Innerpeaker
    7. Caribou - Swim
    8. Zola Jesus - Stridulum II
    9. Best Coast - Crazy For You
    10. Xiu Xiu - Dear God, I Hate Myself

    11. Autolux - Transit Transit
    12. Deerhunter - Halcyon Digest
    13. Male Bonding - Nothing Hurts
    14. Film School - Fission
    15. Vampire Weekend - Contra
    16. Wolf Parade - Expo 86
    17. Former Ghosts - New Love
    18. Male Bonding - Nothing Hurts
    19. Of Montreal - False Priest
    20. The Radio Dept. - Clinging To A Scheme

    Yeasayer, Broken Social Scene and Small Black didn't make it. I really liked a couple of songs from Broken Social Scene record but album as a whole was too long for me. Maybe I'd like it more with time... but for now, definitely can't be in top 20.

    Since I've seen some nice bands this year, I will list my favorite moments from them:

    1. Joan of Arc @ Forum Stadtpark in Graz, Austria
    The band played Shown And Told because I asked them to. So this is officially my favorite concert ever. I really love that song and it means so much to me.

    2. Pavement @ Arena Wien in Vienna, Austria.
    I really enjoyed We Dance, it was so beautiful. If you've seen Pavement on this year's tour you definitely know why I liked it so much. In general that Pavement show was really special to me since I never thought I'll see one of my all time favorite bands. I doubt anyone ever thought that they will reunite.

    3. The National @ Kasematten in Graz, Austria.
    Well, during their set, I think it was Mr. November, Matt went into the crowd and I managed to caress his face. I know this sounds really stupid and teenage but it was nice... also when the band played Abel it was... whoah... beyond words!

    4. Dan Deacon @ K4 in Ljubljana, Slovenia.
    Now this was the best party of the year! If you've seen Deacon live, you know exactly what I mean. The venue was completely crowded, we danced like idiots and I absolutely loved the little dance contest thingy. I think everyone was a bit disappointed because he didn't play Snookered :( I also got to meet him after the show, took a picture with him and got an autograph (haha!).

    5. No Age @ Menza pri koritu in Ljubljana, Slovenia.
    Their show was one of the loudest shows I've ever been to. Whoaaaah. Also very partypartyparty. I somehow really enjoyed the song Life Prowler and was a little bit disappointed how Glitter sounded live :( Also this night was one of the strangest in my entire life xD

    I also really enjoyed the Health show @ Forum Stadtpark in Graz, Austria.The band has a lot of energy.

    Did I enjoy 2010 more than 2009? Maybe... but nothing can top some of the 2009 moments I had ;)
  • Bands seen live (constantly updating)

    26 Ago 2010, 20:21

    that's more of a personal list:

    ...And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead
    31 Knots

    Abe Vigoda
    Alvvays
    Animal Collective 3x
    Anti-Flag 2x
    The Antlers
    A Place To Bury Strangers
    Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti
    Asobi Seksu
    A Thousand Fuegos x2
    Atlas Sound

    Bambara
    Battles x2
    Beach House
    Be Forest
    BELL
    Be One Ate Two
    Ben Frost
    Bernays Propaganda
    Biological Lovers
    Boduf Songs
    Bowrain
    Bright Eyes

    Carter Tutti Void
    Chairlift
    Clay Hips
    Coma Stereo 8x (or more)
    CREEP (DJ set)

    Dan Deacon 2x
    Darkstar
    Darkwood Dub
    Dawa
    Dead End Path
    Deaf Wish
    Demolition Group
    Destroy, Munich 3x
    Divided Minds
    dreDDup
    Dweal 2x

    Econo
    Efterklang
    Empire Escape

    Fjodor

    Galena
    Gary
    Gatekeeper
    Gazelle Twin
    The Grand Astoria
    Grouper

    Head Of Wantastiquet
    HEALTH
    Helena Hauff
    Hidden By The Grapes 2x
    How To Dress Well
    HVOB

    Illness
    Interpol

    James Pants
    Japandroids
    Jardier
    Jeniferever
    Jenny And Johnny
    Jessica Bailiff
    Joan Of Arc
    Juffage
    JUNEsHELEN
    Just Friends & Lovers

    Killed By 9v Batteries 2x
    The Killers
    The Kissaway Trail
    Kleemar 4x
    the KOJN
    Kristallin
    Kriške
    The KVB

    Laka
    Les Trucs x2
    Liars
    Light Asylum
    The Love Of Everything
    The Low Anthem
    Lollobrigida 2x
    Lorenzo Senni
    Lorraine
    Low Roar

    Maximo Park
    MC Broko
    Melodrom
    Melt-Banana
    Metronomy
    MGMT
    Mi Ami
    Miki Solus
    Mile Me Deaf 2x
    Modern Delusion
    Moon King
    My Bloody Valentine !!!

    Nadja
    Naked Lunch
    Napravi mi dete
    The National
    New Young Pony Club
    New Wave Syria
    Nikki Louder
    Nils Folke Valdemar
    Nina Bulatovix 6x
    No Age

    Obstacles
    Oneohtrix Point Never
    OVO

    The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart
    Paris XY
    Patrick Wolf
    Patten
    Pavement
    Petrol
    pg.lost
    The Pharmacy
    Placebo
    Plaided
    Powell
    Pterodactyl
    Punčke

    Railcars
    Red Lights Flash
    Red Sparowes
    Repetitor 3x
    Ringo Deathstarr
    Rival Schools
    Robotra 3x
    Roger 'n' Out
    Romy XX (DJ set)
    Rowdy Superstar

    Saosin
    Saint Saviour
    Senses Fail
    Sex Jams 3x
    She Said Destroy
    Shout Out Louds
    The Smashing Pumpkins !!!
    Sorry Gilberto
    Stars Of The Lid
    Stojan Kneževič
    The Striggles
    Sunset Rubdown
    Suuns
    Swedenborg Raum

    Teengirl Fantasy
    The Thermals
    The Tiny Terrorists
    Thunderdrone
    Tim Gane (Stereolab) DJ set
    Tirana
    TRUS!

    Underoath

    Viech
    Vlasta Popič x2
    Vortex Magnolia 3x

    The Wave Pictures
    We Can't Sleep At Night 6x
    Werefox 2x
    Whirr
    Widowspeak
    William Basinski

    Xiu Xiu 2x

    Y
    Young Wrists

    Zea
    Zola Jesus

    Žen


    this will be updated... and sure, i've seen more bands... but some are just 'too underground' or simply not worth mentioning.

    oh and the !!! means that i finally saw my favorite band and that there won't be any regrets after i die. i can die in peace.
  • I saw Placebo!

    16 Jun 2006, 18:48

    I saw them! Hahahha... It was on 14th of June. Just 2 days ago. They were like supporting Depeche Mode so they played only for 45 minutes, but it was cool.
    They played(it's not in order):
    Infra-Red
    Meds
    Because I Want You
    Drag
    A Song To Say Goodbye
    One Of A King
    Every You And Every Me
    The Bitter End
    Running Up That Hill
    20 Years

    Stef was very sexy. Brian was cute but same clothes again... I'm still very happy that I saw them! My fav band :) I hope that I'll see them at their own concert someday...

    Placebo