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  • Between's all you've ever seen or been.

    22 Ene 2014, 0:27

    Name your top 10 artists on Last.FM from the last 12 months.
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    1. Elliott Smith
    2. John Grant
    3. Steven Wilson
    4. Porcupine Tree
    5. Beck
    6. Midlake
    7. Doves
    8. Radiohead
    9. The Czars
    10. Badfinger


    What was the first song you ever heard by 6?
    Oh, I am not too sure! It was likely Roscoe - which I heard the other week in the supermarket, to my delight!


    What is your favourite album of 8?
    I think the answer to this question depends on where I am in life. It seems to always be up in the air with OK Computer, Hail to the Thief, In Rainbows... you get it.


    What is your favourite lyric of 5?
    Oh, goodness. He has so many great ones! I suppose I couldn't really narrow that down. Let's just say that Sea Change in its entirety is lyrical-bliss.


    What are your three favourite songs by 7?
    Sea Song, The Man Who Told Everything and Firesuite. I know those are all from the same album; I swear, I do like more than that.


    What are your three favourite songs by 2?
    OH GOD NO. YOU WILL NOT DO THIS TO ME.
    Fuck, all right. I can do this.
    Leopard and Lamb wins it from Queen of Denmark, though I find that album 100% fucking perfect, and It Doesn't Matter to Him from Pale Green Ghosts just tears my whole entire goddamn soul apart - despite that being painful, I find the song simply untouchable. So, there.
    (Psst - I fucking love him. An unabashedly loving thanks to Midlake for instilling courage and having faith in Mr. Grant. What a great - and necessary - gift to the world he is.)
    Edited to add: I just clued in that this asked for 3 favourite songs, so for my third favourite (of which I could choose many) I think I have to stand by GMF, which I just adore to no end.


    What are your three favourite songs by 9?
    Man, not a vast variety of questions in this thing, eh?
    I am very new to The Czars. I checked them out upon being introduced to John Grant - he was the lead singer, after all. His effortlessly beautiful voice is ever-present in their songs, but I have to familiarize myself more with them to be able to answer this. However! Oh, oh! They had an album of covers, so I will pick three songs I love from that. Their cover of ABBA's Angel Eyes, Connie Francis' Where The Boys Are and Tim Buckley's Song to the Siren all deserve massive recognition.
    Okay, fuck it - I am going to list 3 originals. I can do it! Little Pink House, Paint the Moon and Los. Ugh, John Grant. You just slay me.

    What is your favourite album by 1?
    Oooh, I do believe that would be Roman Candle. But please - please - do not hold me to that, because I love them all in their own right.


    How did you get into 4?
    My wonderful friend Darren introduced them to me sometime in 2006, thereby shaping my life in a most-profound way that still leaves me in awe. When you know a musician will be in your life for the rest of what remains... whew, that's pretty goddamn significant.


    What are your three favourite songs by 3?
    Seriously? NEW QUESTION, please! And also, SERIOUSLY? How can I possibly...
    Ugh, I'll try.
    Significant Other still resides as superior, due to an ethereal experience surrounding it - on top of it being staggeringly gorgeous. If you have approximately 24 minutes to travel deep into the morbidity of Raider II, it's worth it - light some candles and surround yourself in darkness - and headphones are an absolute must. But please, don't do his music a disservice: listen to Grace for Drowning as a whole, the way albums are meant to be heard. The Watchmaker is my favourite song from my favourite of his solo albums. Actually, The Raven That Refused to Sing is one of my favourite albums of all time, so do what you will with that little bit of information.


    What is a good memory concerning 4?
    I have many, really. My husband and I have Porcupine Tree as our soundtrack in life a lot of the time.


    Is there a song by 8 that makes you emotional?
    Not in particular. I fall in and out of love with them, so there aren't many heartstrings there to yank on.


    As a final note, what is your favourite song of the 10th artist?
    The very reason they're even in my top ten chart-wise is due to my repeated listening of Baby Blue, all thanks to the one and only Breaking Bad. It was (and will forever remain to be) my favourite television series of all time. This song was played in the series finale - in the final scene. It all paired together so inexplicably perfect to me, to the point where it makes the song feel as if it was created just for that scene. Sigh. I love it.
    ...I also think this was an appropriate last question, given the circumstances. ;) I approve!
    Elliott Smith John Grant Steven Wilson Porcupine Tree Beck Midlake Doves Radiohead The Czars Badfinger