• A L B U M S // 2 0 1 1

    21 Ene 2012, 22:59

    A L B U M S // 2 0 1 1

    01 WU LYF ‘Go Tell Fire to the Mountain’
    02 PJ Harvey ‘Let England Shake’
    03 The Horrors ‘Skying’
    04 St. Vincent ‘Strange Mercy’
    05 Girls ‘Father, Son, Holy Ghost’
    06 Cut Copy ‘Zonoscope’
    07 Bon Iver ‘Bon Iver, Bon Iver’
    08 Destroyer ‘Kaputt’
    09 Gang Gang Dance ‘Eye Contact’
    10 The Weeknd ‘House of Balloons’

    11 Oneohtrix Point Never ‘Replica’
    12 James Blake ‘James Blake’
    13 Braids ‘Native Speaker’
    14 Atlas Sound ‘Parallax’
    15 Wild Beasts ‘Smother’
    16 Lykke Li ‘Wounded Rhymes’
    17 Nicolas Jaar ‘Space is Only Noise’
    18 Drake ‘Take Care’
    19 Fleet Foxes ‘Helplessness Blues’
    20 M83 ‘Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming’

    21 The War on Drugs ‘Slave Ambient’
    22 EMA ‘Past Life Martyred Saints’
    23 Real Estate ‘Days’
    24 tUnE-yArDs ‘w h o k i l l’
    25 Dirty Beaches ‘Badlands’
    26 Jay-Z and Kanye West ‘Watch the Throne’
    27 Gil Scott-Heron and Jamie xx ‘We’re New Here’
    28 Active Child ‘You are All I See’
    29 Tim Hecker ‘Ravedeath, 1972’
    30 Shabazz Palaces ‘Black Up’

    31 Kurt Vile ‘Smoke Ring for My Halo’
    32 Lady Gaga ‘Born This Way’
    33 Bill Callahan ‘Apocalypse’
    34 Sepalcure ‘Sepalcure’
    35 Panda Bear ‘Tomboy’
    36 The Field ‘Looping State of Mind’
    37 Chad VanGaalen ‘Diaper Island’
    38 Youth Lagoon ‘The Year of Hibernation’
    39 Julianna Barwick ‘The Magic Place’
    40 Washed Out ‘Within and Without’

    41 The Caretaker ‘An Empty Bliss Beyond This World’
    42 Fucked Up! ‘David Comes to Life’
    43 Sleep ∞ Over ‘Forever’
    44 Frank Ocean ‘Nostalgia, Ultra’
    45 Liturgy ‘Aesthethica’
    46 Zola Jesus ‘Conatus’
    47 Feist ‘Metals’
    48 Cults ‘Cults’
    49 Katy B ‘On a Mission’
    50 Araabmuzik ‘Electronic Dream’

  • My Albums of 2009

    25 Dic 2009, 2:32

    My Albums of 2009

    I have always been quite the geek with lists and graphs, sadly I didn't want to throw myself into the latter. 2009 has clearly been a brilliant year for music. Metric decided to get to work and actually release Fantasies, a record that had been in the making for too many fucking years. I loved it, all was forgiven and Emily Haines has been a fixture in my bed for the past six months. It wasn't perhaps the most musically complex or endearing album of the year, but I cannot say any other band has come close to the amount of plays Fantasies has had.

    02Yeah Yeah YeahsIt’s Blitz!
    03PhoenixWolfgang Amadeus Phoenix
    04Miike SnowMiike Snow
    05The xxxx
    06Dirty ProjectorsBitte Orca
    07Animal CollectiveMerriweather Post Pavilion
    08Fever RayFever Ray
    09Passion PitManners

    11Bat For LashesTwo Suns
    12Atlas Sound Logos
    13The Horrors Primary Colours
    14Neon IndianPsychic Chasms
    15Karen O and the KidsWhere the Wild Things Are
    16jjjj n° 2
    17Grizzly BearVeckatimest
    18Junior BoysBegone Dull Care
    19The Pains of Being Pure At HeartThe Pains Of Being Pure At Heart
    20Wild BeastsTwo Dancers

    21Royksopp Junior
    22ST. Vincent Actor
    23Lady GaGaThe Fame Monster EP
    24The AntlersHospice
    25Marissa Nadler Little Hells
    26Dinosaur JrFarm
    27Delorean Ayrton Senna EP
    28Florence and the MachineLungs
    29Wilco Wilco (The Album)
    30Animal CollectiveFall Be Kind EP
    31Pete Yorn & Scarlett JohanssonBreakup
    32The Temper TrapConditions
    33Washed Out Life of Leisure EP
    34Real Estate Real Estate
    35The Most Serene Republic....And the Ever Expanding Universe
    36Camera ObscuraMy Maudlin Career
    37Blue RosesBlue Roses
    38YACHTSee Mystery Lights
    39Sun AirwaySun Airway EP
    40Dan DeaconBromst
    41Reverie Sound RevueReverie Sound Revue
    42Au Revoir SimoneStill Night, Still Light
    43Yo La TengoPopular Songs
    44Why?Eskimo Snow
    46Woods Songs Of Shame
    47Wavves Wavves
    49Neko CaseMiddle Cyclone
    50Tegan and SaraSainthood

  • Why be original when you can copy others? [Stolen from 6mz & Ashford57]

    11 Sep 2008, 15:10

    Top 10 for the last three months //

    01. Sufjan Stevens
    02. Metric
    03. Chad VanGaalen
    04. Kathleen Edwards
    05. Emily Haines & The Soft Skeleton
    06. Cut Copy
    07. M83
    08. Stars
    09. Van She
    10. Broken Social Scene

    What was the first song you ever heard by 6?
    'Future' - Still pretty hot to this day.

    What is your favorite album of 2?
    Ack. This is somewhat difficult seeing as neither of them are at all similar, I love them all in different ways. Purely going off by enjoyment I would say 'Live It Out'. 'Old World Underground, Where Are You Now' isn't that far off.

    What is your favorite lyric that 5 has sung?
    My My. I am getting the best questions for the best artists. I love pretty much every lyric Emily has written. If I were to choose one it would have to be "With all the luck you've had, why are your songs so sad?" from 'Reading In Bed'. It is sung during the climax of the song, amazing stuff. Saying that, the album is a lyrical masterpiece and I shouldn't have to choose one.

    How many times have you seen 4 live?
    Never. She played in July but I was seeing Cut Copy and The Presets the two dates she did. Sadness.

    What is your favorite song by 7?
    It would have to be 'Car Chase Terror' - the song is easily one of the most anthemic yet disturbing songs I have ever heard. It's pretty amazing full blast on huge headphones at 2am (in the dark). Scary stuff.

    What is a good memory you have involving the music of 10?
    The best memory would have to be going to seem them live last October, my favourite song by them is 'Anthems for a Seventeen Year Old Girl' and to have them play that alone is an amazing experience. To surprise everyone they brought in Emily Haines during the encore to sing her part. Just wow, that feeling was something, and still is - pretty much unexplainable.

    Is there a song of 3 that makes you sad?
    'Willow Tree' is pretty sad, his music has a recurring theme of death and despair, you can feel the emotion in his voice.

    What is your favorite lyric that 2 has sung?
    Emily again? Gah. Metric are lyrical geniuses also. My favourite - purely for it's humour and sarcasm would have to be "Pants down, tits out, overnight in London" from 'Dead Disco'. Haha. Amaze.

    What is your favorite song by 9?
    'Strangers' - be careful what you hear. o:

    How did you get in to 3?
    The Polaris Music Prize in 2005 got me into some Canadian bands I would not usually listen to, or be able to find. I came across a blog on 'Infiniheart' and the the rest is history.

    What was the first song you heard by 1?
    'For the Widows in Paradise, for the Fatherless in Ypsilanti' - one of my favourite's by the Stevens.

    How many time have you seen 9 live?
    Never - I shall be once they tour the UK.

    What is a good memory you have involving 2?
    Seeing them live for the first time on my birthday. Yes. My birthday. They were amazing, Emily was hot. I literally died right there in the moment.

    Is there a song of 8 that makes you sad?
    'Going, Going, Gone' which also happens to be my favourite song of all time. I know the song isn't dealing with serious issues but the way it is portrayed is pretty moving. I believe the song has several different meanings - it's up to the listener to decide how they wish to perceive it.

    What is your favorite album of 5?
    'Knives Don't Have Your Back' - one of the my favourite records of the last few years.

    What is your favorite lyric that 3 has sung?
    "HOT! RED! DROPS! RED! HOT! DROPS!" from well, 'Red Hot Drops'. Haha, it doesn't sound like much on paper, or a screen - but after the buildup throughout the song it comes at such a fantastic moment. Really anthemic.

    What is your favorite song of 1?
    'The Mistress Witch From McClure ( Or The Mind That Knows Itself )' - Most likely within my top five songs of all time also. The pure emotion, the banjo - I am going all weird just thinking about it. Amazing man.

    What is your favorite song of 10?
    'Anthems for a Seventeen Year Old Girl' or 'Backyards' - they are pretty much the same song anyway, and I mean that in the most complimentary way.

    How many times have you seen 8 live?
    Twice - which quite frankly is not enough. They are a brilliant live band.

    What is your favorite album of 1?
    'Illinoise' - what a surprise.

    What is a great memory you have considering 9?
    I don't actually have one yet, they are incredbily fresh to me. I guess the remix of Feist's '1234' seeing as I adored that song. Something surrounding that perhaps.

    What was the first song you heard by 8?
    'Going, Going, Gone' - during the first season of 'Alias'. I wish to swoon right her due to the mention of Jennifer Garner.

    What is your favorite cover by 2?
    They have yet to do one. Lets hope they never go down that road.

    What is the last song you heard by 4?
    'Goodnight, California' - Fantastic.

    Mucho thanks for keeping me sane.