31. Mai. 2015, 21:40 von johanna_lennon
21. Mai. 2013, 21:30 von dthannahWell if you haven't heard, radio station Triple J is running a poll to find out the best songs of the last twenty years (1993 to 2012). Everyone gets twenty votes and I can tell you, it's tough finding 20 songs from out of my absolute favourites. It's taken me more than a week, so...
Here it is, the final list in no particular order:
Daft Punk - Aerodynamic (2001)
The Presets - My People (2008)
The Whitlams - Melbourne (1997)
Garbage - Only Happy When It Rains (1995)
Korn - Freak on a Leash (1998)
Ladytron - The Lovers (2008)
Ministry - Lay Lady Lay (1996)
Nine Inch Nails - Closer (1994)
Muse - Hysteria (2003)
Pulp - Disco 2000 (1995)
The Distillers - Coral Fang (2003)
The Grates - Burn Bridges (2008)
Kaiser Chiefs - I Can Do It Without You (2007)
The Prodigy - Voodoo People (1994)
The Smashing Pumpkins - Bullet With Butterfly Wings (1995)
Moby - Why Does My Heart Feel So Bad? (1999)
Radiohead - Paranoid Android (1997)
Röyksopp - Happy Up Here (2009)
The Chemical Brothers - Setting Sun (1997)
31. Dez. 2012, 17:50 von RadioKaKaAs far as I know, Last.fm's Year-End charts have never ever listed the Top Tracks of each year, so I tried to compile the calendar-year recaps according to the weekly Top Tracks worldwide chart.
The Year-End charts utilize an inverse point system with tracks collecting points mainly based on rank for each week they were on the chart, plus more or less adjustments according to the listeners of that week, if necessary. In a word, when a track hits No. 1, it earns the greatest point, while earns the least with weeks at No. 25. Listeners registered without entering the weekly top 25 aren't considered in these standings.
Last.fm Unofficial Year-End Top Tracks of 2012
Rank - Peak (Weeks) - Weeks in the top 10 - Artist – Track (Description)
01. 1 (29) 46 Gotye – Somebody That I Used to Know
02. 3 (3) 40 M83 – Midnight City
03. 2 (20) 26 Carly Rae Jepsen – Call Me Maybe
04. 1 (1) 41 Lana Del Rey – Video Games
05. 2 (3) 35 Foster The People – Pumped Up Kicks
3. Mär. 2012, 15:57 von SagehornMeine "Milestones" seit Anbeginn. Der Titel #1 "One by One All Day" sollte sich bewahrheiten...
1st track: (6 Apr 2005)
The Shins - One by One All Day
http://userserve-ak.last.fm/serve/174s/59992385.png1000th track: (5 Mai 2005)
Saves the Day - The Last Lie I Told
http://userserve-ak.last.fm/serve/174s/72892522.jpg2000th track: (22 Apr 2005)
The Flaming Lips - Do You Realize??
http://userserve-ak.last.fm/serve/174s/8624495.jpg3000th track: (03 Jun 2005)
Fountains of Wayne - Stacy's Mom
http://userserve-ak.last.fm/serve/174s/57168683.jpg4000th track: (21 Jun 2005)
Thomas Newman - Lunch With The King
http://userserve-ak.last.fm/serve/174s/61959659.png5000th track: (01 Aug 2005)
Death By Stereo - Binge/Purge6000th track: (23 Aug 2005)
Hundred Reasons - Silver
http://userserve-ak.last.fm/serve/174s/59935267.jpg7000th track: (14 Sep 2005)
Saves the Day - See You
http://userserve-ak.last.fm/serve/174s/67279080.jpg8000th track: (28 Sep 2005)
30. Nov. 2011, 3:40 von spree0220Terribly bored these days....
They're listed in alphabetical order by artist/band, there was absolutely no specific formula for this. Some songs are on the list because I feel like it was an important song in history, others simply because I just think it's the greatest song ever made. Some day this list will be perfect in my eyes, and it will be 500 songs, not 300.
AC/DC - You Shook Me All Night Long
AC/DC - Highway to Hell
Alicia Keys - You Don't Know My Name
Animal Collective - Banshee Beat
Animal Collective - Winters Love
The Antlers - Two
Arcade Fire - Neighborhood #1 (Tunnels)
Arcade Fire - Wake Up
Arcade Fire - Rebellion (Lies)
The Avalanches - Since I Left You
The Beach Boys - Wouldn't It Be Nice
The Beach Boys - God Only Knows
Beastie Boys - Intergalactic
Beastie Boys - Sabotage
The Beatles - I Want You (She's So Heavy)
The Beatles - Here Comes the Sun
The Beatles - Strawberry Fields Forever
The Beatles - Let It Be
The Beatles - In My Life
Belle and Sebastian - If She Wants Me
26. Mai. 2011, 3:40 von evilsoybeanI'm taking on the monumental task of ranking 100 of my favorite albums from the decade. We're a year and a half removed from the decade so I think it's a bit easier now to take a look back without getting caught up in the hype of 2009. I've got my entire list in order, but I'm still working on writeups. For now, here's 100-91.
Yes, I know there are huge gaps. I'll fix them later.
100) Of Montreal - The Sunlandic Twins (2005)
This is the album when the darkness seep through the cracks in Of Montreal's sunny indie pop, and it makes for some enjoyable listening. The first half of this album is catchy and danceable, while the second half is dark and brooding, and while the album doesn't cover the full range of human emotion quite like later albums Hissing Fauna and Skeletal Lamping, it is clearly a step in that direction. It will make you want to move, and maybe later it will make you want to sit and reflect.
28. Apr. 2011, 9:07 von beloved_junohttp://userserve-ak.last.fm/serve/_/360913/Death+Cab+for+Cutie.jpg
It appears that a couple of people have actually started looking at this little journal on a regular basis, so it occurs to me I really ought to try writing in it a little more often. I've been around online, but feeling a bit under the weather. Therefore, I haven't been my energetic self to the same extent as usual.
As usual, I find that my taste in music almost always reflects what I've been doing and how I've been feeling. That said, I've been choosing more folksy, calming music than I typically do. Here's a little bit of what I've been listening to. All of these bands, songs, and albums come highly recommended by me. I love this stuff when I am feeling wistful, artistic, or if it's cloudy outside.
Death Cab for Cutie: I discovered Death Cab some years ago and while I wouldn't say I listen to them at all regularly, I do go through phases where I apparently can't get enough of their style. …
1. Feb. 2011, 10:19 von jane_eyre07I did this a few years ago. Since my top 50 has changed quite a bit in the last few years, I figured I'd do this again.
1. How did you get into #31? I saw Sarah Harmer's You Were Here album at Best Buy. For some reason, I was intrigued by the cover so I went home and sampled it on the internet. I liked what I heard, so I bought the album and everything else she released after that.
2. What was the first song you ever heard by #22? I've been listening to Sonic Youth since high school, so it is kind of hard of to pinpoint which song I heard first. I'm pretty sure it was Kool Thing. One of my classmates played it a music appreciation class I took my junior year of high school. It remains my favorite song by them.
3. What's your favorite lyric by #29?
I love a lot of Hole lyrics. But my favorite would have to be from Doll Parts. That song has always been my favorite from them and has always resonated with me.
I want to be the girl with the most cake
30. Dez. 2010, 15:40 von brianh44No, not Christmas music, per se, but musical Christmas gifts! Even though our celebrating is not quite over (yay extended families!), so far I've added some nice entries to the collection. Although I've been digging on Arcade Fire's The Suburbs for a few months now via MP3, I felt it was a sprawling (ha!) epic that deserved the vinyl treatment. Fortunately, thanks to my sister, I'll now get my wish! The packaging is nothing too terribly exciting, but the wax is nice and heavy (which reminds me of another interesting question I may come to later).
Last night, my wife gave me 3 nice (and unexpected) LPs. I don't think she understands my vinyl obsession at all, but at least she's tolerant of it (and, in this case, actually contributing). So, it's always a pleasant surprise to receive something like this from her. First up, there is Ella Fitzgerald's 40th Birthday recording, Ella In Rome. I'm not a huge Ella aficionado, but definitely appreciate her work. …
21. Jul. 2010, 4:37 von LithiumzzzSo I got to thinking recently about how my musical taste has changed quite a bit over the years. Years ago, back when I listened to bands like My Chemical Romance or AFI, this list would have been much different. Anyway, I decided to take a hard look at what today makes up my favorite music, and after hours upon hours of listening to my seemingly infinite collection of music I came up with 25 albums that I can say are clearly my favorite music of all time (at least until my musical taste makes another drastic change.) If you take the time to read this, enjoy!
In no particular order (as ordering them seemed to be an impossible task, I gave up about halfway through.)
Death Cab for Cutie- Transatlanticism
Although the first music I heard by what would become my absolute favorite band was from a previous record (The Photo Album if you are interested, another great album) this one is what I consider to be their best work. From the start with "New Year" to the end the last notes…