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  • Approaching march involving mixtapess!

    27 Feb 2009, 16:18 by Karlientjeuh



    I'm already making quite a quick update about my latest mixtapes 'cause I actually have made more compilations than originally expected. :D Which has been incredibly fun of course!


    Before february started off with a monthly mixtape, I launched a seperate thread in that group for party mixes! And here is mine~


    Download Link (Part 1)

    1. The Demo Saou - Intraou
    2. Capcom - Stage Select
    3. Anamanaguchi - Sting Operation
    4. Capcom - Stage Start
    5. The Avalanches - Since I Left You
    6. Pixies - Rock Music
    7. The Golden Girls - Thank You For Being A Friend
    8. Sleater-Kinney - The Fox
    9. Sam White - Truth
    10. The Demo Saou - Electrologic
    11. Clazziquai - Fill This Night
    12. The Rapture - The Devil
    13. Gonzales - Take Me To Broadway
    14. Planet Funk - Chase The Sun
    15. The Kinks - Everybody's Gonna Be Happy
    16. Soulwax - Krack
    17. PRE - Drool
    18. Hans Zimmer - Two Hornpipes (Tortuga)
    19. Vive La Fête - Schwarzkopf
    20. Zita Swoon - My Bond With You And Your Planet: Disco!


    Download Link (Part 2)

    21. Jazzanova - No Use (Lensco Remix)
    22. The Intelligence - Cheer Up Switch
    23. Free the Robots - Listen To The Future
    24. Jeffrey Lewis - No LSD Tonight
    25. DAAU - Nix
    26. Luke Slater - All Exhale
    27. Aphrodite - Stalker (Benny Page Remix)
    28. Rascal & Klone - Europa
    29. Aphrodite - Lava Flows
    30. ILS - 6 Space (Next Level)
    31. Akufen - The Dragonfly Who Thought He Was A Mockingbird
    32. Seabear - Good Morning Scarecrow
    33. ADULT. - Turn Your Back
    34. Four Tet - No More Mosquitoes
    35. 69db - Rich Kids On Ketamine
    36. Sunset Rubdown - Up On Your Leopard, Upon The End Of Your Feral Days
    37. DJ Scotch Egg - Pin-Pon
    38. Jamie Lidell - You Got Me Up
    39. Tim Hecker - The Work Of Art In The Age Of Cultural Overproduction
    40. Thee Headcoats - Cowboys Are Square

    A two-hour-mix in its whole, jftr. :D


    And this month's theme was: Inheritance!

    So what did I inherit from my parents musicwise? Well, lots of different sorts of music, really, especially my dad is still a heavy music fanatic, which is awesome. x)

    The main period of music that both my parents were and are still into is mostly late 60's - early 70's.. which MAINLY includes prog and blues rock.
    But when it comes down to inheriting songs: also peculiar tunes like catchy jazz (Django Reinhardt :]), or songs I was dancing to when I was still a toddler (Everybody Wants to Rule the World :D) are to be included, definitely.

    The other half of this mixtape really describes me, it's pretty diverse I think, and I do love thinking about my own kids in the future checking out those songs. ^^

    Mixtape #05.


    Download Link

    1. Django Reinhardt - Limehouse Blues
    2. Roger Glover - Love Is All
    3. Creedence Clearwater Revival - Hey Tonight
    4. Stevie Ray Vaughan - Cold Shot
    5. Chicago - I'm A Man
    6. Santana - She's Not There
    7. Jethro Tull - Bourée
    8. Tears for Fears - Everybody Wants To Rule The World
    9. Carole King - It Might As Well Rain Until September
    10. Cuby and the Blizzards - Window Of My Eyes

    11. The Unlovables - Leave Me Alone
    12. Danko Jones - Cadillac
    13. The Advantage - Bomberman 2
    14. M83 - Slowly
    15. The Flaming Lips - My Cosmic Autumn Rebellion
    16. Sioen - Another Ballad
    17. Nellie McKay - Ding Dong
    18. Richie Kotzen - The Feelin's Gone
    19. Len - Steal My Sunshine
    20. Dinosaur Jr. - Keep The Glove


    In the meantime, I quickly became a fan of another monthly mixtape artist, cthulubelle! :D
    And he mentioned that he apreciated the artwork that I every time compile for my own mixes (thanks again especially to Buckobucko for the couple of neat illustrations!), and I both like his artwork he makes every time and the awesome taste in musics he has.

    I downloaded his Short Song mix a couple of months ago (thinking that it would be worth it 'cause all the short song mixtapes don't hog in so much space lol), and loved it!

    Therefore I made a mixtape specially for him, no theme involved. :]


    Download Link

    1. Big Sexy Shaq - Intro
    2. The Advantage - Batman 2
    3. Bardo Pond - #3
    4. Raphael Saadiq - Big Easy
    5. Free the Robots - Lonely Traveler
    6. Moscow Olympics - Cut The World
    7. Combat Wombat - Corruption Dub
    8. Help She Can't Swim - Boy Toy
    9. ¡Forward, Russia! - Thirteen
    10. The Dismemberment Plan - I Love A Magician
    11. Holigays - Interlude
    12. Akufen - Heaven Can Wait
    13. Moccasin - Tudor Moon
    14. DAAU - A Rain Song
    15. The Pains of Being Pure at Heart - This Love Is Fucking Right!
    16. Mountains In The Sky - Coalesced
    17. Colour Haze - Silent
    18. Triggerfinger - What Grabs Ya?
    19. Hanatarash - Call Me Sea
    20. DJ Scotch Egg - Scotch Out


    Two more extra mixtapes I wanted to include in this month's glory:

    A valentine mix, compiled together with Buckobucko, baww. x)


    Download Link

    1. Sumner McKane - Hello Harriet Or Charlotte, We Love You
    2. Art Tatum - The Man I Love
    3. Bad Brains - Sacred Love
    4. The Dismemberment Plan - The Love War
    5. POLYSICS - My Sharona
    6. Chef & Meatloaf - Tonight Is Right For Love
    7. John Lee Hooker - I Love You Baby
    8. Etta James - I Just Want To Make Love To You
    9. Frank Zappa - Dirty Love
    10. The Kills - Love Is A Deserter
    11. Phil Collins - Easy Lover
    12. The Hangman's Beautiful Daughters - Love Is Blue
    13. The Demo Saou - Baby Blue Harmonics
    14. Akufen - My Way
    15. Hooverphonic - Out Of Sight

    And a mix where the last word of the first songtitle becomes the first word of the next songtitle and so on. It's a tricky idea for a theme to succesfully try out, but I'm pretty content with it by now. xD


    Download Link

    1. Low - Just Like Christmas
    2. Mogwai - Christmas Song
    3. Nobuo Uematsu - Song Of Memories
    4. Nobuo Uematsu - Memories Of That Day
    5. yum - Day One
    6. Zero 7 - One Arm Break
    7. The Doors - Break On Through
    8. Brian Eno - Through The Blue
    9. Men at Work - Blue For You
    10. El Tattoo del Tigre - You And The Night And The Music
    11. Kent - Music Non Stop
    12. Oasis - Stop Crying Your Heart Out
    13. Enigma - Out From The Deep
    14. Frank Sinatra - Deep In A Dream
    15. Moby - Dream About Me
    16. Zita Swoon - Me & Josie On A Saturday Night
    17. Amarna - Night Rain
    18. Apeiron Flux - Rain Falling Like Data From A Child
    19. The Demo Saou - Child's Party
    20. Andrew W.K. - Party Hard


    And last but not least: another Duyster mixtape. :D

    Yet again its theme is based on a picture, which actually works (and has worked out nicely before!) so good, and this time I even made it for my monthly partner into such a traditional form: a cassette. ^^


    Download Link

    1. The Album Leaf - On Your Way
    2. The Herbaliser - Sensual Woman
    3. Xploding Plastix - Funnybones & Lazylegs
    4. Blue Sky Black Death - Forgive Me
    5. Archers of Loaf - Web In Front
    6. Voxtrot - The Start Of Something
    7. Bearbot - Two Bunnies, One Field
    8. The Aliens - Magic Man
    9. Michael Mills - The Beatles
    10. A Perfect Circle - Imagine
    11. Enigma - Second Chapter
    12. Great Big Sea - The Mermaid
    13. John Hiatt - Crossing Muddy Waters
    14. Snailhouse - Daylight (Alternate)
    15. Tristeza - Building Peaks
    16. J. Tillman - When I Lightened Your Darkened Door
    17. Guided by Voices - Pimple Zoo
    18. Mirah with the Black Cat Orchestra - What Keeps Mankind Alive?
    19. Deerhoof - Sunny Side




    There we go. ^^
  • My Top 50 CD's of 2008!

    5 Feb 2009, 05:05 by Stec

    Here are my top 50 CD's of 2008 in a countdown order....

    50 - 3OH!3 - Want
    49 - Fireflight - Unbreakable
    48 - Griffin House - Flying Upside Down
    47 - Does It Offend You, Yeah? - You Have No Idea What You're Getting Yourself Into
    46 - Apocalyptica - Worlds Collide
    45 - David Usher - Wake Up And Say Goodbye
    44 - Kanye West - 808s and Heartbreak
    43 - Lights - Lights
    42 - Alanis Morissette - Flavors Of Entanglement
    41 - Guillemots - Red
    40 - The All-American Rejects - When The World Comes Down
    39 - PlayRadioPlay! - Texas
    38 - Racoon - Before You Leave
    37 - Disturbed - Indestructible
    36 - Jesse McCartney - Departure
    35 - Elliot Minor - Elliot Minor
    34 - Simple Plan - Simple Plan
    33 - Tokyo Police Club - Elephant Shell
    32 - The Medic Droid - Whats Your Medium
    31 - Fall Out Boy - Folie A Deux
    30 - The Vines - Melodia
    29 - Neil Diamond - Home Before Dark
    28 - Secondhand Serenade - A Twist In My Story
    27 - Robyn - Robyn
    26 - The Maine - Can't Stop, Won't Stop
    25 - David Cook - David Cook
    24 - The Offspring - Rise And Fall, Rage And Grace
    23 - Pink - Funhouse
    22 - Madonna - Hard Candy
    21 - Coldplay - Viva la Vida or Death and All
    20 - Hawthorne Heights - Fragile Future
    19 - Feeder - Silent Cry
    18 - Disco Ensemble - Magic Recoveries
    17 - Duffy - Rockferry
    16 - Innerpartysystem - Innerpartysystem
    15 - O.A.R. - All Sides
    14 - Rise Against - Appeal To Reason
    13 - Katy Perry - One Of The Boys
    12 - The Ting Tings - We Started Nothing
    11 - Shiny Toy Guns - Season Of Poison
    10 - Rihanna - Good Girl Gone Bad: Reloaded
    9 - Akon - Freedom
    8 - Beyoncé - I Am... Sasha Fierce
    7 - Judas Priest - Nostradamus
    6 - In This Moment - The Dream
    5 - Thriving Ivory - Thriving Ivory
    4 - Kings of Leon - Only By The Night
    3 - James Blunt - All The Lost Souls
    2 - Tickle Me Pink - Madeline

    and the best cd of 2008

    1 - The Classic Crime - The Silver Cord


    Also my top 5 Soundtracks/Compilations for 2008

    5 - Juno Awards 2008
    4 - Nightmare Revisited
    3 - Goa Trance Vol. 8
    2 - Warped Tour 2008 Compilation
    1 - Twilight Soundtrack
  • Very Relentless.

    28 Feb 2009, 19:49 by idiotsdream

    This is a strange and scary mini-album, it really is. It completely removes all the 'pop' aspects and melodies and essentially everything that the Pet Shop Boys has been known for, and instead dives headfirst into dubby techno, sounding live a mass-up rave, dragging itself into a German disco in Berlin in 1993.

    This album was supposed to be known for it's 'experimental' and 'instrumental'-ness, but truth be told, Forever In Love could be turned into an epic, PSB pop song if it really tried. And for such an unorothdox album, it definitely could've used more Chris than Neil. Chris would suit it better, with that low, Lancashire voice of his.

    And if this album had been released today, you could think of it as a cousin to the 'Disco' series. Though that in itself is not necessarily a good thing, because the album essentially turned into Disco 2, which is something we'd probably all prefer to forget.

    It should also be said that, apart from the original Forever in Love appearing on Very / Further Listening 1992-1994, none of these songs have had an appearance on any other album, to date.

    Relentless was originally part of the Very album, in limited quantities, and came in a bumpy pink album cover, with mini superimposed images of Chris Lowe and Neil Tennant donning their 'Very' costumes on the cover.



    Remember folks, it's because of this that Disco 2 happened.
  • Yes? Yes.

    29 Jan 2009, 17:57 by idiotsdream

    It certainly ticks all the boxes from me.



    Very clever. Probably their best sleeve since 'Very', as a matter of fact.

    If they do a remix album, like Fundamentalism , for example, will the cover be a big 'X' in blocky colours?

    Out March 23rd.

    Pet Shop Boys.
  • "And the Nominees For the 2009 BRIT Awards Are..."

    20 Jan 2009, 20:21 by idiotsdream

    The 'Seemingly slightly less significant and turning into a bit of a joke per year' 2009 BRIT Awards are taking place on Wednesday, 18th February 2009, with the sexy Kylie Minogue, the less-sexy Matthew Horne and the not-really-sexy-at-all James Corden hosting the 29th show, live from Earls Court, and broadcast live (even though there is still, somehow, bleeps for swearing) on ITV.

    Today (20 Jan) sees the ever important nominations being announced:

    Best British Female
    Adele
    Beth Rowley
    Duffy
    Estelle
    M.I.A.

    "M.I.A.'s British? I didn't know that. I want to say Adele will win this one, what with the Brit school thing working in her favour."

    Best British Male
    Ian Brown
    James Morrison
    Paul Weller
    The Streets
    Will Young

    "James Morrison, easy. I think only Will Young's his own real competition, i don't really think Paul Weller or The Streets have done anything worthy to win an award this year."

    Best British Group
    Coldplay
    Elbow
    Girls Aloud
    Radiohead
    Take That

    "Now, i'm probably a bit biased in saying this, but i would LOVE Girls Aloud to win a BRIT Award, but i don't think it'll be this one. Too much competition, a bit of a stranglehold. I'm going to bet on either Coldplay or Take That, both being incredibly popular and Britishy throughout 2008."

    Best British Single
    Chasing Pavements
    Hallelujah
    Viva la Vida
    Dance Wiv Me
    Mercy
    American Boy (feat. Kanye West)
    The Promise
    Better in Time
    Heartbeat
    Hero

    "I can genuinely say only Coldplay, Duffy, Estelle, Girls Aloud and maaaaybe Leona Lewis are the good choices for this award. 'Hallelujah' is too recent to really think of anything else but 'recent' and 'Hero' makes me feel very conflicted, and a bit cringy."

    Best British Album
    Viva la Vida
    Rockferry
    The Seldom Seen Kid
    In Rainbows
    We Started Nothing

    "The album out of this list i probably enjoyed most last year was 'Rockferry', and i'd put a very strong bet on that, it being helped along by being the biggest selling album in the UK, last year. The Ting Tings' album is very half bad / half good, and not that strong, while i've only heard a couple from Radiohead and none from Elbow. Probably go for Coldplay or Duffy, with Radiohead a slightly less likely bet."

    Best British Breakthrough Act

    Adele
    Duffy
    The Last Shadow Puppets
    Scouting for Girls
    The Ting Tings

    "If Scouting For Girls wins this award, i demand that they should be neutered. A more safe chance would be Adele or Duffy, and a less likely The Ting Tings."

    Best British Live Act
    Coldplay
    Elbow
    Iron Maiden
    Scouting for Girls
    The Verve

    "I would love it if Iron Maiden win something, for the sheer fact that they never do."

    Best International Male Solo Artist
    Beck
    Neil Diamond
    Jay-Z
    Kanye West
    Seasick Steve

    "Who is Seasick Steve? Never heard of him before. And i think Neil Diamond will sweep this one, but i wouldn't mind if Beck won either."

    Best International Female Solo Artist
    Beyoncé
    Gabriella Cilmi
    Katy Perry
    P!nk (Or Pink, depending on what the hell she's called)
    Santogold

    "Quite surprising of Gabriella Cilmi to be nominated, while i can tell people will be cheering on for Santogold, a bit of a dark horse. The likely winner, however, will be Beyonce or P!nk, with Katy Perry a bit further back."

    Best International Group
    AC/DC
    Fleet Foxes
    The Killers
    Kings of Leon
    MGMT

    "Either The Killers or Kings of Leon, no question."

    Best International Album
    Black Ice
    Fleet Foxes
    Day & Age
    Only by the Night
    Oracular Spectacular

    "Again, probably The Killers and Kings of Leon, but i think MGMT have more of a chance of winning this one."

    Best British Producer of the Year
    Bernard Butler
    Brian Eno
    Steve Mac

    "Bernard Butler has done some excellent stuff from the past year (Duffy, Sharleen Spiteri etc.) but i think this'll go to Brian Eno."

    Critics' Choice Award
    Florence and The Machine

    "Boo! I wanted it to be Little Boots."

    Outstanding Contribution to Music
    Pet Shop Boys

    "Fully deserved. They have done some amazing productions over the past 25 years, from West End Girls to It's a Sin to Left To My Own Devices to Can You Forgive Her? and I'm With Stupid."

    Performers
    Take That
    Girls Aloud
    Kings of Leon
    Duffy
    U2
    Coldplay
    Pet Shop Boys and The Killers (Duet)
  • Top 20 for 2008

    5 Jan 2009, 17:55 by edimervaldo

    Back to basics. It was a very long year. And, in music, it was the return to classic rock and a dive into country music. Here we go with my 20 best songs for the year (note that songs can be from any year):

    20 - The Beatles - If You've Got Trouble A great track that remained unreleased for many years, in favour of Act Naturally.
    19 - Bee Gees - Claustrophobia Another obscure song from a very known artist. A very good and simple song with funny lyrics
    18 - Teixeirinha - Coração de Luto A sad traditional song widely known as "Churrasquinho de mãe"(something like bbq made of my mom) because of the subject of the lyrics.
    17 - David Guetta - Baby When The Light Since 2004, there is always some house songs in the list. This is one of them
    16 - Dan W. Quinn - Ain't Dat A Shame Extremely old song, you can also hear white noise in the recording. But it sounds good and has a good piano instrumental par
    15 - Jeff Buckley - Hallelujah Very good and sad song. The singer seems to be crying the lyrics
    14 - Coconut Records - It's Not You It's Me It seems to be a happy song, but when you pay attention to the lyrics you discover it's not
    13 - James Blunt - Same Mistake The best song that radio and television forced me to listen. Actually I like it (otherwise it wouldn't be here), despite being too cliché
    12 - Paul McCartney - The World Tonight A song that I've forgotten for 10 years and re-discovered. It's an example that the good and old Macca still can make very good stuff
    11 - Johnny Cash - Guess Things Happen That Way Cash was my "artist of the year" and this song shows a different point of view about a relationship's end
    10 - The Rutles - Let's Be Natural The Rutles is a parody band, who imitates The Beatles. And their songs have the same level of quality of the originals. This Dear Prudence "lookalike" is their best song in my opinion.
    09 - Komodor - 1988 This Komodor is a Turkish electronic music project. They've created a bunch of nice songs (using an old computer/videogame, if I understood it correctly) and this one talking about how life was 20 years ago is the best song of theirs.
    08 - Frankie Laine - Bowie Knife A fantastic western song from Frankie. It has very good lyrics and is full of energy.
    07 - Ten Years After - Working on the road Pure classic rock song. Nice riffs, nice solo, nice voices, nice everything.
    06 - Genesis - The Carpet Crawlers Although Genesis is not among my favourite bands, they have some songs I like very much. And, in 2008, I found this one, that is simply brilliant
    05 - Frankie Valli & the Four Seasons - Searchin' Wind They are a band I used to dislike, because of their cliché songs (such as Can't Take My Eyes Off You) but since I discovered Beggin' last year, I've been liking their music more and more, including the cliché ones
    04 - R.I.O. - Shine On Another House song. This is a very cool and enjoyable one and was a big hit for me, specially during the third quarter of the year
    03 - Griffin - I Am The Noise In Your Head A very obscure psychedelic rock song that I discovered via Pandora while it was still possible to use it in my country
    02 - Johnny Cash - (Ghost) Riders in the Sky I've already listened to some versions of this song, but Cash's is by far the best. It was also the song that opened my ears to Johnny Cash's work
    01 - Camel - Lady Fantasy For a long year, a long song. Although long songs tend to be boring, it does not happen to this one. So good, so incredible that its almost 13 minutes pass like they were only 3. And it was also the main song of the year.
  • First couple of mixtapes of this brand new year [:

    9 Jan 2009, 11:46 by Karlientjeuh

    First of all, a very happy new year to everyone who reads this. <3

    December was harsh and cold, but I managed to survive and stick to the monthly mixtape glory. And it starts off with a classic theme, really:
    Darkness vs. Light!

    Mixtape #04.


    Download Link

    1. Envy - Remember
    2. múm - Scratched Bicycle / Smell Memory
    3. Susanna and the Magical Orchestra - Love Will Tear Us Apart
    4. The Tiger Lillies - Circus Clown
    5. The Locust - Slum Service (Served On The Sly)
    6. Fear Factory - Linchpin
    7. The Frames - Rise
    8. DAAU - Love You
    9. Tunng - Stories
    10. This Mortal Coil - You and Your Sister
    11. Elliot Smith - Pretty Mary K
    12. Scissor Sisters - Intermission
    13. Creedence Clearwater Revival - Long As I Can See The Light
    14. The Album Leaf & Bright Eyes - Hungry For a Holiday
    15. Nullsleep - Chasing Summer Love
    16. Laura Nyro - And When I Die
    17. Enigma - Return To Innocence
    18. Air - The Way You Look Tonight
    19. LCD Soundsystem - Never As Tired As When I'm Waking Up
    20. Fleetwood Mac - Albatross
    21. Brakes - No Return


    And since I felt like doing two mixtapes again, now for January: I also made a morning mixtape. :D

    Just like back in october where I did a mix for a losing theme: I just wanted to compile a fun playlist for morning glory. ^^

    Download Link

    1. Moby - Hotel Intro
    2. Zita Swoon - Me & Josie On A Saturday Night
    3. Sam Amidon - Sugar Baby
    4. Snailhouse - Twenty One Years (Alternate)
    5. Tunng - Woodcat
    6. The Alan Parsons Project - Eye In The Sky
    7. Dave Brubeck - In Your Own Sweet Way
    8. The Album Leaf - Over The Pond
    9. Bran Van 3000 - Drinking In L.A.
    10. Dead Man Ray - Brenner
    11. Voxtrot - Long Haul
    12. Pinback - Hurley
    13. Herman's Hermits - I'm Into Something Good
    14. Broken Social Scene - Anthems For A Seventeen Year-Old Girl
    15. The Band - Katie's Been Gone (Outtake)
    16. Nizlopi - JCB
    17. The Golden Hours - White Sheets
    18. yum - Summer Ends

    This is also the first time that I tried to mix the songs to eachother (overlap, fading in and out and such), so I'm not really sure yet if it all sounds better than just compiling tracks without having edited anything at all!


    A third mixtape to mention in this new journal is another one I made in december, for the Duyster group. :D

    Its theme was this wonderful illustration, so I already had a neat idea in what style I'd make the whole mix (which DID end up in a duyster mood).

    Download Link

    1. The Acorn - Sent (Awake The Kraken)
    2. Nizlopi - JCB
    3. Brakes - Beatific Visions
    4. Madeline - Uncle's Sweetheart
    5. Sam Amidon - Fall On My Knees
    6. Marah - My Heart Is The Bums On The Street
    7. Black Moth Super Rainbow - Wall of Gum
    8. Saturday Looks Good To Me - Meet Me By The Water
    9. Blitzen Trapper - God & Suicide
    10. Sparklehorse - Some Sweet Day
    11. Low - Just Like Christmas
    12. Dosh - My Girls Ex-Car
    13. Karlientjeuh - Pulp Fiction
    14. Snailhouse - Everything Is Natural
    15. Dawn Landes - Toy Piano
    16. Scout Niblett - Landing Strip
    17. The Andrews Sisters - Beer Barrel Polka
    18. Questions in Dialect - On This Hand
    19. The Robot Ate Me - The Genocide Ball
    20. Django Reinhardt - My Blue Heaven
    21. Langhorne Slim - Spinning Compass
    22. The Album Leaf - Vermillion
    23. Tunng - Spoons
    24. Yume Bitsu - I Wait For You
    25. Get Well Soon - Coda

    Hell-yeah~
  • Jadiohead: Jay-X x Radiohead Mash-up Album!

    1 Jan 2009, 03:08 by MoogleFan

    Original post at my blog A Future in Noise is READABLE HERE

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    Minty Fresh Beats, a New York hip-hop/dance producer, has recently released Jaydiohead, a digital mash-up album of Jay-Z and Radiohead tracks. I initially checked this out not only because both Jay-Z and Radiohead interest me musically, but also to hear if it might be a formidable opponent to DJ Danger Mouse's The Grey Album (a mash-up of Jay-Z's The Black Album a cappella, with tracks from the Beatles' White Album). After a few listens, I can say that it definitely is!

    The songs are culled from a variety of albums from both Jay-Z and Radiohead, as shown in the track breakdown below the links. The opener "Wrong Prayer" will have you hooked from the start and (quite possibly) dancing. "99 Anthems" and "Fall In Step" are just two of my picks for favourites, and they serve as great examples of Minty Fresh Beat's fine attention to detail in choosing the tracks to compliment each other best, and often also the most unexpected. It took me a bit to think of what some of the Radiohead songs used were at first, since they are re-interpreted here as if they were made for Jay-Z's rapping to accompany them! The perfect-fit vocals of both Jay-Z and Thom Yorke in "Change Order" and "Optimistic Moment" make for must-hear material. This one is going to be on repeat at my house for awhile...and, hey, now you know just the thing to play at your New Year's festivities!

    Jaydiohead - Official Download | Minty Fresh Beats at MySpace Music

    Here is a full a breakdown of the tracks:
    1. Wrong Prayer - "Pray" (Jay-Z, American Gangster) + "I Might Be Wrong" (Radiohead, Amnesiac)
    2. 99 Anthems - "99 Problems" (Jay-Z, The Black Album) + The National Anthem (Radiohead, Kid A)
    3. No Karma - "No Hook" (Jay-Z, American Gangster) + "Karma Police" (Radiohead, OK Computer)
    4. Lucifer's Jigsaw - "Lucifer" (Jay-Z, The Black Album) + "Jigsaw Falling Into Place" (Radiohead, In Rainbows)
    5. Optimistic Moment - "Moment of Clarity" (Jay-Z, The Black Album) + "Optimistic" (Radiohead, Kid A)
    6. Dirt Off Your Android - "Dirt Off Your Shoulder" (Jay-Z, The Black Album) + "Paranoid Android" (Radiohead, OK Computer)
    7. Dreaming Up - "American Dreamin'" (Jay-Z, American Gangster) + "Up on the Ladder" (Radiohead, In Rainbows [Disc 2])
    8. Change Order - "Never Change" (Jay-Z, The Blueprint) + "Gagging Order" (Radiohead, B-side of "Go to Sleep" from Hail to the Thief)
    9. Fall In Step - "Fallin'" (Jay-Z, American Gangster) + "15 Step" (Radiohead, In Rainbows)
    10. Ignorant Swan - "Ignorant Shit" (Jay-Z, American Gangster) + Black Swan" (Thom Yorke, The Eraser)
  • My Top 10 of 2008

    23 Dec 2008, 23:14 by logbut

    Merzbow - Dolphin Sonar
    Merzbow - Here
    Merzbow - Protean World
    Merzbow - Annica
    Merzbow - Eucalypse
    Merzbow - Dead Leaves
    Merzbow - Arijigoku
    Merzbow - Keio Line
    Merzbow with Boris - Rock Dream
    Britney Spears - Circus
  • I hate music

    3 Jan 2009, 17:23 by logbut

    I did this a while ago (i insulted my top 125!), but most of my top fifty didn't reflect my current listening status. i will now do this again since i have reset my charts and have over 5000 plays. wish me luck.

    1.Gore Beyond Necropsy - All your songs sound exactly the same. All of your cover art is the same. Way to recycle the same five topics in every one of your retardedly big discography. if you are going to write lyrics in English you should probably learn how to speak it properly. faggots.

    2. Blood Duster - This band fucking sucks ass, and I'm not just saying that because i have to in this post. The only reason you have so many plays because you have so many shitty fucking songs, and I listen to 2 albums by you and you will never leave my top 50 even after 5 months. I really fucking hate this band and anyone who listens to their weak ass wanna-be grind should be castrated and force fed their own dicks.

    3. Usurp Synapse - Hey you want to be artsy? Then don't be in a fucking screamo (or skramz if you are 13 year old faggot on the internet) band you fucking dipshits. screamo is one of the furthest things from being artistic you could possibly do. That is like a Jared from Subway trying to be skinny; because no matter how much weight you lose you are still a fat shit on the inside. If you want to be artsy how about you go fucking kill yourself in some sort of metaphoric protest. that'd make me really fucking happy.

    4. Agathocles - Way to make all the hundreds of bands you do splits with pay for making the records. No wonder you have over 100 releases out, you haven't to paid for any of them, you cheap fucking bastards.

    5. Venetian Snares - bom-bom-bom-skree-dud-dud-dud-blah-blah-blah. I fucking get it. layer drum beat over drum beats and the occasional bass thud. how many records do you have out that sound exactly the same? STOP MAKING MUSIC PLEASE!

    6. Bone Awl - ooooh all your records only come out on vinyl or tape. way to break the mold. how about you do something really insane and put out an 8-track or something. not that anyone would want to buy your sorry excuse for wanting to be Ildjarn so bad. please die...in a fire.

    7. Jucifer - Amber is really photogenic, because in person she is, well, i don't want to say troll, but i no other words come to mind. Musically your songs are boring, rehashed, rock riffs you can hear on tons of fucking records from the 60's and 80's. good-bye

    8. Haymaker - if these guys were setting out to make the most generic hardcore/thrash band imaginable, they reached their goal. PERFECTLY.

    9. Gasp - ooh you add tape loops and noise to lame fucking powerviolence/screamo. how INTERESTING. maybe if yo were good at either peices of that combination you might be good. go listen to my band to see how it should be done.

    10. The Locust - way to make it big on a gimmick you fucking cocks. and really all of you need to eat a few extra veggie burgers because you all are skinny fucks. and your vocals are fucking terrible. and Pantera was a hair metal band.

    11. Nachtmystium - way to sell out. BAD. your new album is so weak that it would make sense that you will be the new Dimmu Borgir. You are so cult that I want to sacrifice the entire shitty band in some ritual so that I never have to hear you music again.

    12. Masonna - you are lucky you are Japanese or else you would have no fans because your music sucks shit more than a Brazilian whore who does scat videos because your entire fanbase seems to be nerdy Japanophile pieces of shit that live on the internet. oh yeah and androgyny is for faggots.

    13. Aphex Twin - everytime I hear Aphex Twin i immediately want to be doing something else because its fucking boring. your symbol is fucking stupid too.

    14. Prurient - you must collaborate with so many people because you aren't confident about your music alone. and with good reason, it's fucking terrible. and you are a greedy fucking bastard because you charge way to much for your own music.

    15. Jesu - You made one good album that hipsters the world over jerk off to and that for some reason gave yu the idea to put out a new record ever month. and they all suck. please stop making music.

    16. Orchid - "Hey guys lets write lyrics about philosophers and free love, it'll be so fucking awesome!"

    17. Chokehold - yeah we know you don't like America. Not to say this country is any good, but try living here before you complain about how much it sucks. you don't see me writing songs about how much Canada sucks do you? if i wanted to i could write about your terrible driving conditions in the winter, or how everything is closed for a week after Christmas in Canada...but i don't because I don't live there. cram it you douche bags.

    18. Lee "Scratch" Perry & The Upsetters - i honestly could have bought any other reggae record by accident and I would have not even known I bought the wrong one.

    19. Merzbow - I get it, you are one of the first noise artists. that doesn't mean you have to release the same record 3 times a month. go do something else with your life. like telling your country to stop killing so many animals for food. big ups on that.

    20. Torche - your new album sounds like a boring as southern rock record. way to fail massively. also; super elaborate packing is really fucking annoying...i knew I should have not bought your new album based on the package alone.

    21. Earth - Pentestar is such a terrible album that it totally overshadows anything decent they've ever recorded.

    22. Combatwoundedveteran - Duck Down for the torso is a terrible attempt at becoming Tool. Thankfully you broke up soon after putting out that piece of shit.

    23. The Stalin - ooh you named your band after a Communist. how shocking. way to be a lame stereotypical punk band.

    24. POLYSICS - Wow. It really isn't hard to sound like Devo and yet you fail miserably at it. Not only that, you are Japanese and even with this Japanophile craze sweeping the US's 14 year old girl conscience, you still fail to draw people to your show. Way to go.

    25, Twodeadsluts Onegoodfuck - The only reason people go to see you live is because they want to watch you do something stupid. If you honestly think people listen to your piss poor excuse for music you are mistaken. oh and pedophilia is gay.

    26. Notorious B.I.G. - you are so fat it makes me sick just thinking about you. thankfully you are dead; though i feel bad for what must have been a gargantuan amount of trees that were cut down in the process of burying you in what i'm sure was one of the largest coffins ever conceived by man.

    27. Sunn O))) - it must be really easy to get fucking drunk and take a head full of acid then play 2 chords for 20 minutes. then after all of that have every hipster on the planet begging for a vial of your semen to inject into their veins to hopefully become as gay as you are.

    28. Limp Wrist - you are probably the worst band i've ever seen live.

    29. The Brian Jonestown Massacre - oh psychedelic rock. that shit died in the 60's oh and good job kicking out all of you band members and doing heroin guy-who-writes-all-of-the-songs-in-this-band-whose-name-i-haven't-even-bothered-to-learn-because-you-are-so-fucking-unimportant. way to ensure a life of poverty and slow painful agonizing death.

    30. Brian Wilson - the only thing you are better at doing than writing songs is eating. i'm suprised you haven't died of heart failure yet you fucking beanbag chair with apendages.

    31. Catasexual Urge Motivation - you are responsible for the creation of the cybergrind/pornogrind genre. the only worse thing someone was responsible for is when whatever scientist in whatever US government lab created the AIDS virus.

    32. Man Is the Bastard - i guess no one told these guys that not having a guitar in a hardcore band is stupid and boring. and that cookie monster vocals are worse than Tom Petty.

    33. Zarach Baal Tharagh - actually it's a pretty good idea that you release every single fucking piece of "music" you've ever recorded. that way more people will know that your music fucking sucks balls.

    34. Today Is The Day - Steve Austin is a whining emo bitch. and a horrible producer. Every record he's gotten his stupid tattooed hands on has been fucking terrible. Whenever he sings it makes me want to puncture my ear drums so i never have to subject myself to his awful excuse for music ever again.

    35. Apocolyptic Youth - Now i've mentioned horrible music on this list so far, but if you want to hear the worst fucking band you've every heard in your life, simply put on and AY disc. I guarantee it will be off within seconds. that's how bad this band really is.

    36. Misfits - Funniest band of all time. I made the unfortunate decision to see "The Misfits" a few weeks ago, and all I could do was laugh at the sorry, broken down, soul of what was once an awesome band...25 fucking years ago!!! godammit how are these old ass fucks still even alive, let alone playing instruments. these guys need to be put out of their misery. bad.

    37. Fuck, The Retarded Girl - is all you do all day sit at home and record music? i don't even know how you have time to do anything else in life like eat, or jerk off, because you have had so many releases in the past year alone, you must never stop touching your mixer and pedals.

    38. Bloodlet - Your vocalist sounds like an old man having a heart attack. something the rest of the band should work on doing. dying from a heart attack that is.

    39. The Fucking Champs - I really liked these guys like 4 years ago. I also was really into Iron Maiden at the time. In all honesty, this shit is so fucking tacky and boring anyone who really likes it should be gassed and cremated.

    40. Fucked Up - oh good another hardcore band trying to be artsy. do you really think people want to listen to a 20 minute hardcore song that has 3 minutes of whistling in it?? Do the world a favor, kill the singer and use his blubber to feed the any third world country for at least a week.

    41. Basket of Death - great, another japanese cybergrind band. one that is obsessed with anime. great. the only thing sadder is watching a retard try to wake up it's parent that it just accidentally killed using it's retard strength. or something. fuck this band.

    42. Last Days of Humanity - way to make it big because someone made a stupid Youtube video with one of your songs. after you were broken up. all of your songs sound the same. and using a pitch shifter of vocals is stupid. and you are Dutch.

    43. Miles Davis - You think you are so big and bad because you reinvented jazz 4 times. that would be a big deal if JAZZ WASN'T FUCKING STUPID AND THE ONLY PEOPLE WHO CARE ARE JAZZ SNOBS. it's too bad you are dead already because i can't instruct you with a creative way to die.

    44. Death in June - the whole Fascism worship thing? yeah lame. who are you trying to kid? everyone knows you suck dicks with the best of them, both musically and literally. and good job keeping your stupidly large amount of releases in print. i don't know what idiot would pay 70 bucks for a CD of your terrible music on ebay.

    45. Annihilation Time - please break up now. your last 2 releases were so bad it completely taints anything good you've done (which isn't a whole lot). I'm embarassed that I used to say I enjoyed your music.

    46. Wold - ooh you are anonymous. how scary and evil. the bottom line is you are from Canada, and the only good thing to ever come out of Canada is Poutine (look it up if you don't know what it is).

    47. King Diamond - Mercyful Fate was excellent. King Diamond is so fucking bad that I went to see him once and left 15 minutes into his set. I'm not kidding.

    48. Gallhammer - i fucking knew it. a band with actual potential to do great things rides on the wave of visual kei fandom in the USA and totally fucks up their sound to sell more records. I don't care if this band is comprised of three hot chicks. they all need to drink antifreeze and jump off a bridge.

    49. Tjolgtjar - don't you release that making up words is one of the first thing people make fun of black metal bands for?? jesus fuck. not to mention you are just a Nachtmystium rip off (why in gods name would you want to rip them off is beyond me). please die, and if that's to much to ask, please have your hands severed from your body so you can never make music again.

    50. Sutcliffe Jügend - feedback, more feedback, someone screaming something misogynistic, loud distortion, more feedback. i just described every one of SJ's songs.

    fuck music. seriously.