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  • I totally hate myself for doing one of these

    29 Jul 2010, 5:20

    1. How did you get into 29? Splashdown
    last.fm recommended them and i really liked Karma Slave. it just went from there

    2. What was the first song you heard by 22? Eminem
    My Name Is

    3. What's your favourite lyric by 33? Crystal Castles
    I can't usually make out their lyrics haha

    4. How did you get into 49? Otep
    I used to have a program on my computer that gave you "related" artists to one you had typed in. either they were related to evanescence (not true) or to lacuna coil (slightly more true)

    5. How many albums by 13 do you own? Jem
    none. I'm a terrible fan

    6. What's your favourite song by 50? The Veronicas
    Popular

    7. Is there a song by 39 that makes you sad? Linkin Park
    My December

    8. What is your favourite song by 15? Uffie
    Pop the Glock

    9. What is your favourite song by 5? Little Boots
    New in Town

    10. Is there a song by 6 that makes you happy? Annie
    The Breakfast Song it's hilarious

    11. What is the worst song by 40? Girls Aloud
    not sure about that. there are a few i don't like so much.

    12. What is your favourite song by 10? Kelly Clarkson
    Anytime

    13. What is a good memory you have involving 30? M.I.A.
    when her music was actually good is a nice memory

    14. What is your favorite song by 38? Sol Seppy
    Slo Fuzz

    15. Is there a song by 19 that makes you happy? The Asteroids Galaxy Tour
    pretty much everything <3 they're so high energy and they've got a great sound

    16. Is there a song by no.25 that makes you sad? Maria Mena
    Sorry there's probably more but that's the one that makes me the most sad

    17. What is the first song you ever heard by 23?Christina Aguilera
    it was probably that mulan song, but my memory only goes as far back as Genie in a Bottle

    18. What's your favorite lyric by no.11?Glee Cast
    this question doesn't really apply since glee only does covers :P

    19. Who is a favorite member of no.1?Lady Gaga
    umm it's just one person :)

    20. Is there a song by no.14 that makes you happy?Ke$ha
    Booty Call even though she didn't release it. i swear she releases her most mediocre songs and then sells the good ones to other artists

    21. What is a good memory involving no.27?Sophie Ellis-Bextor
    the first time i heard Bittersweet (Freemasons Extended) was pretty amazing (:

    22. What is your favorite song by no.16?Amanda Blank
    Might Like You Better

    23. What is the first song you ever heard by no.47?Millionaires
    Alcohol

    24. What is your favorite album by no.18?Erin McCarley
    she only has one Love, Save The Empty

    25. What is your favorite song by no.21?Santigold
    I'm a Lady (feat. Trouble Andrew)

    26. What is the first song you ever heard by no.26?Natalie Walker
    Circles

    27. What is your favorite album by no.3?Alice in Videoland
    i'd honestly have to say they're all equally good

    28. What is you favorite song by no.2?Britney Spears
    such a hard question.. maybe If U Seek Amy

    29. What was the first song you ever heard by no.32?Porcelain and The Tramps
    My Leftovers

    30. What is you favorite song by no.8?Lily Allen
    LDN

    31. How many times have you seen no.17 live?Garbage
    sadly none

    32. Is there a song by no.44 that makes you happy?Paramore
    The Only Exception

    33. How did you get into no.12?Shakira
    i heard Whenever, whenever on the radio or muchmusic several years ago

    34. What is the best song by no.45?Robyn
    maybe Psycho it's really underrated

    35. What was the first song you ever heard by no.34?Marina & the Diamonds
    Obsessions

    36. What was the first song you ever heard by no.48?Universal Hall Pass
    Dragonfly

    37. How many times have you seen no.42 live?Black Eyed Peas
    ugh never. i don't plan on it. they suck live.

    38. What is you favorite song by no.36?Thermostatic
    Metal Skin

    39. What was the first song you ever heard by no.28?Shiny Toy Guns
    Le Disko i hate this song to death. so overrated

    40. What is you favorite album by no.7?Dragonette
    Dragonette EP

    41. Is there a song by no.31 that makes you happy?Lady Sovereign
    9 to 5 the way she says "sandwich" and gives it all those extra syllables always makes me laugh

    42. What is your favorite album by no.41? Nadia Oh
    she only has one Hot Like Wow

    43. What is your favorite song by no.24?Rihanna
    Umbrella

    44. What is a good memory you have involving no.46?Aimee Allen
    she was one of the first artists to make it into my top 6 :)

    45. What is your favorite song by no.35?Sohodolls
    Stripper

    46. Is there a song by no.9 that makes you happy?La Roux
    Bulletproof is probably my favourite electropop song EVER so it makes me very happy :)

    47. What is your favorite album by no.4?Madonna
    Erotica

    48. Who is your favorite member of no.37?Miley Cyrus
    it's one person

    49. What is the first song you ever heard by no.43?Beyoncé
    Crazy in Love (feat. Jay-Z)

    50. What is your favorite song by no.20?Kylie Minogue
    possibly Aphrodite
  • My Top 10 Artists

    28 Jul 2010, 9:55

    Taken from Anna-wa

    1. Lady Gaga
    First song I heard: Just Dance (feat. Colby O'Donis)
    Favourite song: Paparazzi
    Favourite album: The Fame
    Accuracy: I'm kind of ashamed that I first heard of Gaga on Perez Hilton's web page, but sadly he and I seem to have pretty similar tastes in music. I was immediately smitten with her music. It's exactly the kind of dance pop that I pray for.. amazingly catchy but not veering into trashy Europop territory. I miss her style from when she first came out, but I still absolutely love her above everyone else, with Madonna being the only exception. I think we'll be seeing amazing things from Miss Gaga.

    2. Alice in Videoland
    First song I heard: She's a Machine
    Favourite song: I can't even decide.. they're all amazing
    Favourite album: Can't decide
    Accuracy: They were the first artist I really ended up loving that I discovered on last.fm. At first I found the vocals grating but before long I was absolutely obsessed with listening to them.. All I wanted was to acquire as much of their music as I could to surround myself with it. As a result, they were the first artist in my library to reach 1,000 plays, though my love for GaGa would soon dwarf this as she has almost 4 times as many plays. Still, AIV always has a special place in my heart for being my first last.fm love, and I can't wait for their fourth album which will hopefully come out this October ♥

    3. Britney Spears
    First song I heard: ...Baby One More Time
    Favourite song: Impossible to choose
    Favourite album: Blackout
    Accuracy: How can anyone born in my generation not love Britney? She was one of the defining elements of my childhood, along with the Spice Girls and the Backstreet Boys. My love for her waned as I grew into my teen years and thought that only metal was worth listening to. Thankfully I ended up returning to my first love, pop, and also Britney. Strangely I didn't start REALLY loving her until she divorced that loser Kevin Federline and shaved her head. A true badass. And my respect for her grew even further as she managed to pick herself up and come out with another truly great album, Circus.

    4. Little Boots
    First song I heard: Meddle
    Favourite song: New in Town
    Favourite album: Hands
    Accuracy: I honestly didn't even like Little Boots that much when I discovered her. She only really had Meddle and Stuck on Repeat out, and I find both of these tracks rather underwhelming, especially in comparison to the music she puts out nowadays. New In Town has the honour of being maybe my favourite electronic song, and Catch 22 cannot go without mentioning. Like AIV, Little Boots was also discovered early on using last.fm and now holds ranking as my fourth.

    5. Annie
    First song I heard: I Know Ur Girlfriend Hates Me
    Favourite song: I Know Ur Girlfriend Hates Me
    Favourite album: Don't Stop
    Accuracy: Considering I didn't like Annie at ALL when I first listened to her it's pretty amazing to me that she's won the fifth spot. Like Gaga, Perez was the one who first turned my attention to her. What probably turned me off so much about Annie is how effing high her voice is, which used to annoy the heck out of me. However the incredibly addictive sound of her music, and the degree to which I can relate to my favourite song soon turned my annoyance into absolute love. Also she's a severely underrated musician so hopefully some people will see her in my charts and try listening (:

    6. Madonna
    First song I heard: eitherRay of Light or Beautiful Stranger
    Favourite song: Express Yourself
    Favourite album: Erotica
    Accuracy: So I used to not like Madonna at all either. I didn't understand the big deal about her, but eventually came to the conclusion that this was because I was really only aware of the music she made from the late '90s onward. So I took a night aside to listen to all eleven of her studio albums to try and understand her appeal better. What happened was that I fell in love <3 I'm only bitter that I had to be born in 1991, and miss being alive for all the music she had come out with before, and seeing the effects she had on society. What I most love about her is the way she works through her music to give sex a more positive open look, and to represent women and gay men as the powerful human beings they are, and as ones that deserve people's respect. The effect she's had can never be duplicated. I appreciate Express Yourself for its woman positive thinking, and Erotica for its brazen sexuality. Madonna has well-earned her title as Queen of Pop. Living legend <3

    7. Lily Allen
    First song I heard: Smile
    Favourite song: Hm.. can't say
    Favourite album: Alright, Still
    Accuracy: Oh godd is she still here? I'm sorry but I'm still bitter about the whole quitting-music thing. This girl is talented and so gorgeous, but such a drama queen. I first found out about her among the pages of the now defunct CosmoGIRL magazine and immediately set upon listening to some of her songs. I was horrified by the awfulness of Smile, but it quickly grew on me. Lily's first album proved she was unique in the land of pop, but I was a bit disappointed by her sophomore album, even though I still really liked it a lot. It just sounded a lot more like the sameness of electronic pop that is everywhere, and despite the British accent, Lily was getting lost among them. I'd love to see a third album to get a better idea of what can do.

    8. Dragonette
    First song I heard: Jesus Doesn't Love Me
    Favourite song: I Get Around
    Favourite album: Dragonette EP
    Accuracy: As much as I like them (and points for the Canadian lead singer) they kind of snuck into my top 10. I only ever like a few songs off each album, and find a lot of the other material annoying and even mediocre. But when Dragonette is on they are really on <3 I Get Around is probably my favourite for its slutty lyrics. Those are often my favourite kinds of songs, just because they make funny what so many people take seriously (as if what a girl does with her own body is any indication of her morality, or anyone's business for that matter). Again, Perez Hilton is to thank for this band's presence in my life. I can't wait till Mixin to Thrill comes out.

    9. Kelly Clarkson
    First song I heard: A Moment Like This
    Favourite song: Not really sure
    Favourite album: Breakaway
    Accuracy: When Kelly first came out, she was definitely of the more vanilla pop variety. Although I do like some songs off of Thankful (Anytime being a particularly moving and emotional song) it wasn't until Breakaway that I started listening to Kelly. Even then, she stayed under the radar until All I Ever Wanted came out and I realized what a positive influence her music was on my life. That being said, All I Ever Wanted doesn't come anywhere near the amazingness of Breakaway, and the appeal of Kelly soon faded, once again flying under my radar. Frankly I'm surprised she's still up this high.

    10. La Roux
    First song I heard: Bulletproof
    Favourite song: Bulletproof
    Favourite album: La Roux
    Accuracy: The most recent indoctrination into my top ten, La Roux first got my attention on the car ride from my hometown to my university when I was half-asleep and this idiot Shauna was telling everyone as we listened to Bulletproof that La Roux was French. I decided to check it out again and immediately fell in love with its perfection in every facet as an electronic song; it may even topple my affection for Little Boots' New In Town. I'm not even quite sure what I like so much about it: the lyrics are clever, but don't appeal to me on any deeper level than that. It's like God meant for me to hear this song in my life. Initially I was skeptical of La Roux's other songs. My problem is the same as with Annie; Elly Jackson's voice is annoyingly high. However, the quality of the music is good enough that I eventually succumbed to the infectious beats to get to the number ten spot in my charts. I hope for them to eventually make it into my top 8.