1 jan. 2013, 12h33m par miss_unafraid
7 août 2012, 22h07m par bruzieI'm attempting to listen to all RS500 albums.
500: Outkast, Aquemini - 6/10
499: B.B. King, Live In Cook County Jail - 8/10
498: The Stone Roses, The Stone Roses - 6/10
497: The White Stripes, White Blood Cells - 7/10
496: Boz Scaggs, Boz Scaggs - 6/10
495: Bonnie Raitt, Give It Up - 5/10
494: MGMT, Oracular Spectacular - 6/10
493: Wilco, Yankee Hotel Foxtrot - 7/10
492: Eurythmics, Touch - 7/10
491: Albert King, Born Under A Bad Sign - 8/10
490: ZZ Top, Tres Hombres - 6/10
489: Kiss, Destroyer - 6/10
488: Hüsker Dü, New Day Rising - 6/10
487: Cyndi Lauper, She's So Unusual - 6/10
486: Earth, Wind & Fire, That's The Way Of The World - 6/10
485: Pearl Jam, Vitalogy - 7/10
484: Mott the Hoople, All The Young Dudes - 6/10
483: Gang of Four, Entertainment! - 6/10
482: Steve Earle, Guitar Town - 6/10
481: D'Angelo, Voodoo - 5/10
25 jui. 2012, 6h52m par shug94To see the first round, and a summary of all of the rules and restrictions go here.
Anyway, on with the action:
(32) Los Campesinos! vs (17) The Shins
(... and We Exhale and Roll Our Eyes in Unison vs. For a Fool)
- Four sweaty boys with guitars tell me nothing about my life. It is truly a great line from a pretty dang good Los Campesinos! song. I often get the kind of group singalong part at the end of this song stuck in my head. The Shins once again go back to the well of their new album. And 'For A Fool' is definitely a better song than 'Port Of Morrow'. But it isn't good enough. Our 32nd ranked Brits move on once again!
(8) Belle and Sebastian vs (24) Ben Kweller
(Dress Up in You vs. Problems)
- If you asked me how 'Dress Up In You' goes I would not have known, but now that it is playing I recognise it. I guess this is because I often listen to B&S as albums rather than individual songs. This song meanders a little as it strolls along and a plaintive trumpet sounds in the background. …
24 juin 2012, 14h00m par RadioKaKaPitchfork's Top 100 Albums of the 2000s (Sep 28, 2009)
Rank Year Artist – Album
1 2000 Radiohead – Kid A
2 2004 Arcade Fire – Funeral
3 2001 Daft Punk – Discovery
4 2002 Wilco – Yankee Hotel Foxtrot
5 2001 Jay-Z – The Blueprint
6 2000 Modest Mouse – The Moon & Antarctica
7 2001 The Strokes – Is This It
8 2000 Sigur Rós – Ágætis byrjun
9 2007 Panda Bear – Person Pitch
10 2000 The Avalanches – Since I Left You
11 2000 Ghostface Killah – Supreme Clientele
12 2001 The White Stripes – White Blood Cells
13 2000 Outkast – Stankonia
14 2009 Animal Collective – Merriweather Post Pavilion
15 2006 The Knife – Silent Shout
16 2005 Sufjan Stevens – Illinois
17 2007 LCD Soundsystem – Sound Of Silver
18 2005 Kanye West – Late Registration
19 2002 Spoon – Kill the Moonlight
20 2002 Interpol – Turn on the Bright Lights
21 2007 Radiohead – In Rainbows
22 2007 M.I.A. – Kala
23 2002 Broken Social Scene – You Forgot It In People
24 2003 Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Fever To Tell
25 2004 Madvillain – Madvillainy
2 mai 2012, 3h28m par RadioKaKaSee also: Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Songs of all time (2010 Edition)
Rank (2012/E) Year Artist – Album (featuring the highest-ranking track on the list of Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Songs of all time, if it includes)
1 1967 The Beatles – Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, featuring "A Day in the Life"
2 1966 The Beach Boys – Pet Sounds, featuring "God Only Knows"
3 1966 The Beatles – Revolver, featuring "Eleanor Rigby"
4 1965 Bob Dylan – Highway 61 Revisited, featuring "Like a Rolling Stone"
5 1965 The Beatles – Rubber Soul, featuring "In My Life"
6 1971 Marvin Gaye – What's Going On, featuring "What's Going On"
7 1972 The Rolling Stones – Exile on Main Street, featuring "Tumbling Dice"
8 1979 The Clash – London Calling, featuring "London Calling"
9 1966 Bob Dylan – Blonde on Blonde, featuring "Just Like a Woman"
10 1968 The Beatles – The Beatles, featuring "While My Guitar Gently Weeps"
17 fév. 2012, 22h58m par jamesdelveI might start using this as some sort of blog again, or something. I might actually start a proper blog one day, but for now this will do.
I've just listened to a song on Spotify, We Are Gonna Be Friends. Frankly, I'm disgusted. Don't get me wrong at all, this isn't a dig at Bright Eyes (last time I checked, it wasn't still 2005), just check my charts. I actually believe that The People's Key is one of the best, and perhaps most underrated, albums of 2011. The problem with this song is its origin. For those that don't know, it is a cover of a song by The White Stripes.
When I was 14, I asked for White Blood Cells for Christmas from my parents, they duly obliged. I must have spent 4/5/6 months listening to nothing but this album, every single day. On a couple of occasions I even took it to school with me. Every single track on the album became familiar, I still remember the highlights: The Union Forever, Now Mary, Dead Leaves and the Dirty Ground.
3 déc. 2011, 23h08m par punkass_noodlesRadiohead - In Rainbows
Wu-Tang Clan - Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers)
Incubus - S.C.I.E.N.C.E.
Jeff Buckley - Grace
The Velvet Underground - The Velvet Underground & Nico
Neutral Milk Hotel - In the Aeroplane Over the Sea
Portishead - Dummy
Nick Drake - Five Leaves Left
The Beatles - The Beatles
At the Drive-In - Vaya
9 oct. 2011, 1h06m par cadence89
26 mai 2011, 3h40m par 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.
1 mai 2011, 3h45m par Langungon