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Created on: 9 Oct 2008
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  • AlexanderPope

    So, er, hi. Can anyone recommend some decent NZ tunes/bands that I might have missed out on in 2010? I feel a little out of touch over here. [I'm "Caleb D'Anvers" from PAS, btw: lame 18th-century internet handles are kinda my thing.]

    11 Dec 2010 Reply
  • knowyourproduct

    Man this week's list ain't mine ... I'm all about the Hot Chip, myself.

    20 Aug 2010 Reply
  • AlexanderPope

    OK, Jack. I'll bite. Just moved to the UK, so can suddenly get Last.fm scrobbling free-of-charge again! Life changing. Um, anyway, recommendation: Ochre (http://www.last.fm/music/Ochre). IDM with a brain and, I don't know, an *orchestral* sensibility. His best album, "Lemodie," has just been rereleased and the full tracks are available on his profile page. (Or at least are in the UK.) Check him out: bit of an Ulrich Schnauss feel.

    27 Feb 2010 Reply
  • jackelder

    *tap* *tap* Is this thing on? Anyone got any good recommendations?

    19 Dec 2009 Reply
  • strikeboy

    I contributed to Stevie Wonder and Radiohead this week. Bit jarring I know but I must admit I'm enjoying 'In Rainbows' quite a lot. Poss did a Fat Freddy's at some point as well, but more likely a remix.

    9 Jan 2009 Reply
  • eythian

    I think I contributed to zero :) Mind you, I've been following a couple of 'free music on the internet' blogs lately, so the obscurness of some of what I've been listening to has gone up a notch because of that.

    20 Nov 2008 Reply
  • strikeboy

    Wow, I contributed to 5 of those top ten artists this week. Funnily enough none were in the top 5.

    17 Nov 2008 Reply
  • richirvine73

    Heh - anyone been deleting Britney? http://playground.last.fm/unwanted Oh, and come on you Spurs.

    30 Oct 2008 Reply
  • indy_slug

    I've just been invited to participate in the m-u-f-i-n trial, which is using an alternative model to determine tracks people might like. see link to wired regarding this. http://blog.wired.com/music/2008/10/mufin.html The invite is good for 20 people, so if you feel inclined to have a look (and it does seem to make some interesting suggestions) send me a message, or try signing up yourselves.

    29 Oct 2008 Reply
  • strikeboy

    Have to admit, I'm pleasantly surprised to see Gil Scott Heron and Gregory Isaacs with multiple plays. The charts are disappointingly indie white-bread though although I guess it's just popularity averaging. Would be cool if we could drill down to find the perpatrators and the tunes they were playing.

    29 Oct 2008 Reply
  • eythian

    You raise an excellent point. I've been playing Gogol Bordello recently, so if you're the other one, then that's that solved. Everyone else is wrong! Sad to see there is only one other Front 242 listener, too. And my current favourite NZ band (The Mercy Cage) doesn't show up at all :(

    28 Oct 2008 Reply
  • jackelder

    What's interesting isn't the top of the charts, it's near the bottom. OK, so out of a group of 50 people, 10 have listened to at least one track by Beck. I'm assuming he has a new album out or summat. The interesting thing is looking further down the charts, and finding that six people have listened to Gil Scott-Heron, three to the Pop Will Eat Itself, and a criminally low only two people have listened to Gogol Bordello. it's the nooks and crannies that yield the interest, I find.

    27 Oct 2008 Reply
  • eythian

    Hah! The 'Industrial NZ' group doesn't have Radiohead on the charts. Although it did once. That was a strange, dark day... ;)

    27 Oct 2008 Reply
  • Dead_Guy

    So we're really all just indie fanboys by the looks of things :-)

    27 Oct 2008 Reply
  • strikeboy

    I think there's a bit of a Radiohead effect on Last.fm, popular enough over several genres ensures they'll always be up there if you have a high enough sample rate. I don't listen to them but will have contributed as I play the Zero 7 remix of Climbing Up the Walls.

    27 Oct 2008 Reply
  • tussockfm

    SPOOOON!

    22 Oct 2008 Reply
  • hadyngreen

    Oh and my "other half"'s ipod would fill my profile up with loads of Little River Band and Feist.

    21 Oct 2008 Reply
  • hadyngreen

    I just popped in to see if my "What can you get a Wookie for Christmas" had screwed things up here. Nice to see a growing group

    21 Oct 2008 Reply
  • dimsie1

    I'm not being sarcastic - you can see I've been listening to some of Tougher Than Tough today, since Pete's recommendation. (Side note: I also think that 'good' lyrics often have very little to do with what they actually say and everything to do with how they sound in context. Is 'Da Doo Run Run' worth anything when divorced from Spector's Wall of Sound? I mean, who wants to just read 'somebody told me his name was Bill' on a page?)

    19 Oct 2008 Reply
  • strikeboy

    What do you mean by 'good'? Don't judge reggae by the bbq variety from the Wellington community. Reggae is chock full of angry, happy, unbearably sad, optimistic and downright righteous lyricism. From deejays like U-Roy and Prince Far-i to Bob himself. Check out Handsworth Revolution by Steel Pulse or anything by Linton Kwesi Johnson.

    18 Oct 2008 Reply
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