• 10 fav. artist of the last 3 months

    15 Dic 2010, 19:13 de Phranka

    1. Thrice
    2. 10 Years
    3. Strike Anywhere
    4. Story of the Year
    5. Trapt
    6. Offspring
    7. Sick Puppies
    8. Unwritten Law
    9. Rise Against
    10. Smash Mouth

    Now answer the questions according to the numbers

    What was the first song you ever heard by 6?
    Probably self esteem or so?

    What is your favourite album of 2?

    How many times have you seen 4 live?
    Once at Taste of Chaos 2008

    What is your favourite song by 7?
    Asshole Father

    Is there a song of 3 that makes you sad?
    Not that I know of

    What is your favourite lyric that 2 has sung?
    11.00 am (Day Dreamer)

    Brace your selves and give into the moment.
    You've got nothing to lose.
    So what is your excuse?
    Save yourselves you're dying in slow motion.
    You've got nothing to lose.
    So what's your excuse?

    What is your favourite song by 9?
    Behind Closed Doors

    How did you get into 3?
    Just recently, I think I heard it somewhere?

    What was the first song you heard by 1?
  • "Midweek Crisis" - 28th January 2009: Daedalus

    28 Ene 2009, 11:00 de GrantRS

    Most Wednesdays I write a "Midweek Crisis" journal featuring either a track from a band/genre that I consider to be outside my normal listening habits, a cover, or a track with a healthy dose of humour, either way it is a track I think is cool. This week's entry supposedly falls under the first of those categories, but barely.

    In September 2006 Californian band Thrice (who have been termed , , , and likely most things in between) embarked upon an ambitious idea christened "The Alchemy Index" intended as four EPs: Fire, Water, Air and Earth, a series of mini concept albums featuring music intended to represent the four elements of alchemy. After a years' writing, recording and changing labels (a result of the band's insistence not to include a 'hit' on the four EPs) the music began to see release with The Alchemy Index: Vols I & II/Fire & Water released in October '07 and The Alchemy Index: Vol.
  • Most played albums of 2008

    1 Ene 2009, 21:59 de pecusita

    Once again, most played albums of this past year. Sorted based on average plays and listed in countdown fashion to make it look a bit more fun and keep you gripping onto your seat until the very end!!!!!! Ok, got a little carried away there, but it’s better when you are scrolling through the unexpected, wondering: “oh, who could possibly be number one?”

    Average plays = Total Plays / Total tracks in the album

    Only full lengths have been included. I will briefly tell you what I liked and disliked about each album… yes, no one is perfect. As well as highlight my top 3 most played songs and which track was left behind.

    15. Johnny Foreigner - Waited Up 'til It Was Light
    Played 305 times – averaged 23 plays per track

    This was the most fun album of the year for me. Good old fashioned pop punk with a seriously heavy dose of catchiness to go around the world for 3 times and keep going!

    With a 14 song track list, some songs are catchier than others and you could feel like you’ve are being given too much of the same formula…
  • Recent Musical Discoveries

    13 Jul 2008, 21:30 de Jc1990


    I'd heard a few songs from Thrice on my holiday to America in 2001. I recall Stare At The Sun in particular, being a fantastic song. In the next 7 years, my interest in different bands changed, and what I remembered liking in my childhood did not particularly appeal to me. They went unnoticed until earlier this year, when they released The Alchemy Index: Vol. 3 & 4: Air & Earth. A lot of discussion took place on a forum I visit regularly, so I decided to give them another try. And I wasn't disappointed!

    With this album, Thrice have recreated themselves, showing different musical elements for both the third and fourth chapters. The lead singer, Dustin Kensrue, has a fantastic voice, which fits perfectly with the acoustic-electric instrumentation. Even though the songs aren't particularly complex, all the members contribute, and little things add up to complement the overall sound greatly. …
  • 6 down, 6 to go

    29 Jun 2008, 1:57 de pecusita

    The end of June marks the start of summer and another half year of your life has gone by, may that be for better or worse. To keep on the positive side of the half-year, I’ve decided to write a journal about my 6 most played albums thus far.

    My total of complete 2008 albums leave something to be desired, I must say.

    I’ve also been catching up with last year music, that has limited my 2008 full albums acquisitions (Some laziness has played a small factor, if you insist on nothing but the truth!)

    I’ve gotten into some great music I’ve thought about acknowledging in an upcoming journal - to be written sometime before the year ends.

    Just like my top albums of 2007 journal, it’s gonna be countdown style - because it’s more fun, and based on averaged plays - because it’s fair.

    Average plays by song = Total Plays / Total tracks in the album

    Let the fun begin!

    6. Thrice - The Alchemy Index: Vol. 3 & 4: Air & Earth
  • The Alchemy Index - My thoughts

    23 Jun 2008, 21:43 de used_chemical

    I was just thinking about this album and i thought that i really ought to review it or praise it in some way more formal than just posting on Thrice's shoutbox. So i decided to write a journal about my feelings on all 4 mini albums. I may go into some depth as i feel very strongly about this album.

    Fire is very powerful, and whilst it is nothing like the thrash-like, heavy screaming, Thrice of old, is is the heaviest of the four, and quite right too. When you think of Fire, you very rarely think of calm, but raging and angry.
    Firebreather i think is the best possible choice for the opener. It crashes down on the listener and actually makes them listen. This song is powerful and heavy throughout whilst using beautiful melodies and rhythm .
    The Messenger is somewhat of a new prospect for Thrice fans as we are treated to mechanical drums for the introduction, which just shows how Thrice are starting to expand their genre even more than they did in Vheissu. The Messenger is probably the heaviest of the 6 in the Fire section. …
  • Three releases, one busy week

    26 Abr 2008, 14:29 de pecusita

    Last week was a good week to be a music lover. No, let me rephrase that. Last week was a great week to be a music lover. With three outstanding new releases, that made my week very tough and enjoyable. Tough, because I was having a hard time dividing my time between these album, to give them all fair play. And I was fairly happy with all of them.

    (In alphabetical order, by artist.)

    Frightened Rabbit - The Midnight Organ Fight

    As I expressed in my *new* music that will surely have some dominance over my charts this year journal, I've been waiting for this album for the last couple of months. Due to some clever promoting and advanced tracks, I came to expect great things from this, and it has delivered in a big, big fashion.

    They've certainly perfected their craft with this release. Reaching the high levels of top-quality melodic pop rock. They've made their sound bigger without sacrificing the personal and…