• В овечьей шкуре

    15 Feb 2010, 14:52 de konsugar

    Группа TOKIO выдержала немало сравнений - от Мумий Тролль до Depeche Mode, и каждое – справедливо. Широкие массы считают, что известностью эта команда обязана исключительно раскрутке с помощью MTV и крупных медиа-персонажей. Но, пожалуй, из всех продуктов бессовестной раскрутки этот - лучший: ведь сходу и не назовешь другой подобный коллектив, который а) имел бы в репертуаре достойную музыку; б) был бы до сих пор жив, активен и продолжал ее создавать. По-настоящему искусственные проекты затухают после первого же успеха (или неуспеха), а Токiо горит медленным, но верным огнем.

    "Токио" - это редкий случай волка, которому очень идет овечья шкура: рок-группа, не трясущая гитарами, аккуратно подчеркивает свою "богемность и элитарность", не стремится в рок-эфиры и свободно чувствует себя среди любой попсы. В каком лагере они на самом деле – не скажет никто: нельзя ведь строго отнести к одному из них тех же Depeche Mode современного образца?

  • Taping songs off the radio in the 90s...

    23 Ene 2010, 7:59 de pessimystica

    Ahhh, the early 90s... before cds started to take over, & before I even had access to MTV, you know you were addicted to waiting until a good song came on the radio in the early 90s & pressed RECORD on that outdated thing called the tape player ;-) I might add that i was usually playing Nintendo while listening to these when i probably should've been doing homework *grin*... &/or (God forbid) riding the darn school bus & listening to my WALKMAN!!! bahaha... Here're some of my favorites (in no particular order) that i eventually replaced with mp3s. These songs are still special to me cuz unlike downloading anything at your finger tips these days, you actually got to know individual songs a lot better & grew attached to them. I never grew tired of them, unlike too many overplayed radio singles that (mostly) aren't listed here. This isn't necessarily 1 of those "oh yah, i used to really like this song" moments... I still like these songs. It ain't nostalgic if you never left ;-)
  • Top 100 singles of the '90s.

    12 Dic 2009, 16:21 de fernbom

  • Defining 90s songs

    1 Mar 2009, 17:01 de Michahh

    Being a teenager of the 90s and a devoted music listener, I remember this decade to be musically pretty “torn“. Between techno, eurodance trash, the growing hip-hop culture, punkrock like The Offspring, Madonna’s constant re-invention of herself and endless other influences, it’s impossible (and I admit, probably unnecessary) to reduce the 90s to some defining songs.
    But of course, what musically defines a decade also depends on personal taste, personal memories and feelings.

    So I tried to come up with some songs that, for me, “define” the 90s. Songs that stand out, because they were very popular and are still remembered, because they are connected to personal memories, and because they are objectively extraordinary and – just great.

    1. Duran DuranOrdinary World(1993)
    This is a song that I tend to forget is one of my all-time-favourites. About every two years, I hear it on the radio accidentally and get completely swept away by it again. …
  • Quintessential 90's

    3 Oct 2008, 20:57 de TheNapTaker

    Here my list of songs that defined the pop decade of the 1990's (maybe some songs from the late 80's, early 2000's are in there too if they fit the sound):

    2 Unlimited - Twilight Zone
    4 Non Blondes - What's Up
    A-Ha - Shapes That Go Together
    ACDC - Thunderstruck
    Adam Clayton - Theme From Mission: Impossible
    Adamski - Killer
    Aimee Man - Save Me
    Alanis Morissette - Ironic
    Andreas Dorau - Stoned Faces Don't Lie
    Andru Donalds - Mishale
    Aphex Twin - On
    Army Of Lovers - Obsession
    Arrested Development - Fishin' 4 Religion
    Arrested Development - Tennessee
    B-52s - Love Shack
    BAP - Widderlich
    Backstreet Boys - I Want It That Way
    Backstreet Boys - Quit Playing Games (With My Heart)
    Badly Drawn Boy - Disillusion
    Baz Luhrmann - Wear Sunscreen
    Beastie Boys - Sabotage
    Beastie Boys - Sure Shot
    Beck - Loser
    Beck - Where It's At
    Bee Gees - Alone
    Belinda Carlisle - Summer Rain
    Bell Book & Candle - Rescue Me
    Bill Withers - Ain't No Sunshine
    Björk - Venus as a Boy
    Bruce Springsteen - Streets of Philadelphia
  • Sexy videos I

    5 Nov 2007, 21:22 de BohEmiA

    Being sick gives you the time to do all kinds of wierd things and for me it's been writing journals on Last.fm. Today I decided to post some of the most sexy music videos I remember. There will probably be a part 2 and more, but these are the ones that I remember right now.
    (And if you are easily offended by nudity, this is nothing for you.. You are hereby warned ;)

    D'AngeloHow Does It Feel

    This one is just beautiful and makes you wanna just sit down and watch the beauty of nature.. hehe It's like watching a living beautiful statue.. hehe :


    Madonna - Justify My Love

    A very shocking video at the time. I remember it was banned almost everywhere and it made us want to see it even more. Another quite beautiful video and the track is just steaming..


    The Beloved - Sweet Harmony

    I Still remember when this one came out when I was a teenager... …
  • the 2007-07-19 Roundtable Round-up

    19 Jul 2007, 21:18 de GregKNicholson

    Those addresses for Roundtable's tracklistings are getting even randomer—this week's programme seems to think there are 19 months in a year. Weirdos.

    Fast Fuse is more reminiscent of Kasabian's first album than Empire or Shoot the Runner. I would say it's unlikely to win them many new fans, but then I said that of Empire.

    Based solely on Happy House, Into A Swan is not what I was expecting from Siouxsie Sioux's debut solo single, but I like it. It reminds me of some of the more discordant bits of Volta. (The panel also thought it sounded like Björk, though that may have just been a subliminal swan-dress connection). It does have a certain strength and aggression, as the panel suggested, though there's none of the world-weary sarcasm of Happy House.

    Cajun Dance Party's Amylase begins in the vein of The Kooks' early singles—before they descended into the sludginess of Ooh La and released their entire album as a single—but the progression and lyrics towards the end owe more to Silent Alarm. …
  • 7/2/06

    8 Jul 2006, 4:00 de ukrainian_brave

  • Madchester, Freestyle 'n' House, and a child's Summer of Love

    4 May 2006, 17:24 de melsh

    I was the wrong continent, and the wrong age. Our local radio station was one of 2 "dance music" stations in the 80's that had hooked me as a child. At 3 and 4, I was dancing toBlue Monday, at 7 I was requesting strange music my brother listened to for birthday gifts, and at age 12 I was hoping some of my favorite electronic acts from the UK would come to the US so I could go to their concerts.

    It wasn't much of a kind of thing like one expects with boy band fans, it was that electronic music spoke to something inside me - it trancended ages, sexes, sexuality, religion, and boundaries between countries. I "got" it without "getting" it.

    I began taping those 7 - 12 am broadcasts. Some of the music, like FRENCH KISSand Switch, were a little grown up for my ears, but nevertheless I recorded on.

    Until December, Sweet Harmony, W.F.L., Silent Morning. Stuff released apart from each other in time and in geography but still played in a perpetual mix…