• Top Albums

    19 Sep 2010, 02:41 by Showstoppa113

    Showstoppa113's top 50 albums (overall):
    1. Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers - Greatest Hits (591)

    2. Brand New - Deja Entendu (479)

    3. Houston Calls - A Collection Of Short Stories (443)

    4. The Beatles - The Beatles 1 (414)

    5. Brand New - Your Favorite Weapon (413)

    6. Stone Temple Pilots - Thank You (385)

    7. Bob Seger & the Silver Bullet Band - Greatest Hits (369)

    8. Avenged Sevenfold - City of Evil (366)

    9. blink-182 - Greatest Hits (342)

    10. Motion City Soundtrack - I Am the Movie (327)

    11. Muse - Black Holes and Revelations (301)

    12. Nirvana - Nevermind (290)

    13. Avenged Sevenfold - Waking The Fallen (280)

    14. Andrew W.K. - I Get Wet (270)

    15. Silvertide - Show & Tell (261)

    16. Brand New - The Devil And God Are Raging Inside Me (260)

    17. Stone Temple Pilots - Core (248)

    18. Steve Miller Band - Young Hearts: Complete Greatest Hits (247)

    19. Red Hot Chili Peppers - Californication (241)

    20. Thrice - The Artist In The Ambulance (232)

    21. John Fogerty - The Long Road Home: The Ultimate John Fogerty/Creedence Collection (229)

    22. Seether - Disclaimer II (226)

    23. Muse - Absolution (219)

    24. Stone Temple Pilots - Purple (214)

    25. Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin II (212)

    26. Muse - Showbiz (206)

    27. Green Day - International Superhits! (201)

    28. Senses Fail - Let It Enfold You (193)

    29. Avenged Sevenfold - Avenged Sevenfold (193)

    30. The Darkness - Permission to Land (191)

    31. Ramones - Ramones Mania (191)

    32. Airbourne - Runnin' Wild (191)

    33. Metallica - Death Magnetic (190)

    34. Limp Bizkit - Results May Vary (186)

    35. Taking Back Sunday - Tell All Your Friends (185)

    36. Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin IV (183)

    37. Anberlin - Never Take Friendship Personal (183)

    38. Taking Back Sunday - Where You Want to Be (180)

    39. Linkin Park - Hybrid Theory (179)

    40. Smile Empty Soul - Smile Empty Soul (179)

    41. Led Zeppelin - Houses of the Holy (178)

    42. Metallica - Metallica (175)

    43. Muse - Origin of Symmetry (173)

    44. Taking Back Sunday - Louder Now (167)

    45. Jay-Z - The Black Album (166)

    46. Rise Against - Siren Song of the Counter Culture (166)

    47. The Offspring - Americana (166)

    48. Eric Clapton - Complete Clapton (164)

    49. Manchester Orchestra - I'm Like a Virgin Losing a Child (162)

    50. Rise Against - The Sufferer & The Witness (161)

    generated 19.09.2010

  • The Wikipedia Band/Album/Cover Game Thing

    6 Sep 2010, 15:28 by Showstoppa113

    I founs this on: http://drownedinsound.com/community/boards/social/4164405:
    Okay, so this has been done a ton here before, I know, but I'm bored and everyone everywhere seems to be doing this atm, so whatevs.

    Go to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:Random , the title is your band name
    Go to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:Random - the last few words of the last quote is your album title
    Go to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:Random - do a google image search on the title, select one from the first page, that's your album cover
    Open paint, and throw them together, either artistically or not

    Feel Free to comment with your own (I know no one will haha).
  • 2009 Newly Discovered Artists

    15 Jan 2009, 13:55 by Robert-O

    so as i started back in 2007 but never committed to it, i started a journal at the beginning of the year writing each new artist/band i discover during the year and what date i discovered them and how...so im going to try and commit this year....here we go...

    M83 - 01/13/09 (discovered from a last.fm user, who reccomended it to me for my library mixture of electronica and shoegaze)

    Bibio - 01/13/09 (discovered him from the "boards of canada" boards and someone saying that this person has a very very similiar sound to boards of canada)

    Tycho - 02/01/09 (discovered from a recommendation from a friend of mine on last.fm, but didnt actually take a listen till today)

    Freescha - 02/01/09 (discovered from the same friend as above and same reason)

    Proem - 02/01/09 (discovered again from the same friend as above too and also same reason)

    Hedtec - 02/27/09 (discovered this guys music from watching a youtube tutorial of him chopping up samples onto a mpc 500. amazing stuff)

    Aril Brikha - 02/28/09 (discovered him from a list of recomendations if you like Sasha & John Digweed, on a youtube vid of them doing this boat party)

    Animal Collective - 03/07/09 (ive seen thier trippy album cover alot in different places, and its very unique, thier album cover, just recently in a best buy paper thing. im guessing they are psychedelec music cause of the album cover)

    Pendulum - 04/10/09 (ive so much about them and seen thier name mentioned alot so i decided to give them a listen. first song i took a listen too was "Plasticworld". awesome song :D)

    Late Of The Pier - 04/11/09 (saw them live, they were one of like 7 bands that played before the main act played which was deadmau5 :D)

    The Whip - 04/11/09 (same as above)

    Crookers - 04/11/09 (same as above)

    Zebo - 04/11/09 (same as above)

    Willy Joy - 04/11/09 (same as above)

    Brad Owen - 04/11/09 (same as above)

    Loyal Divide - 04/11/09 (same as above)

    Noise/Floor Crew - 04/11/09 (same as above)

    Ulrich Schnauss - 04/25/09 (he was one of last.fm recomendations to me, so i decided to listen to his stuff and i like it.)

    Four Tet - 04/25/09 (same reason as above)

    Pale Saints - 04/25/09 (same as above)

    Oceansize - 04/30/09 (i checked out this band cause ive seen thier name alot on muselive.com, im a member btw.)

    Pendulum - 05/02/09 (my friend reminded me of thier name. he mentioned them to me, and i remember hearing about this band)

    The Flashbulb - 05/17/09 (muserock here on last.fm sent me a album to listen to)

    Phoenix - 08/04/09 (i saw that band name everywhere so i checked em out)

    Mewithoutyou - 08/04/09 (ive heard the name alot before but never checked em out till now)
  • muse fans from ECUADOR! READ!

    24 Aug 2008, 02:12 by Robert-O


    i started up a new group called Muse Ecuador..its open to fans of muse who live in ecuador and/or are Ecuadorian. check it out!
  • Matt Bellamy responsible for Audioslave's breakup?

    20 Jun 2007, 09:25 by iLLuM1N4tuS

    I sincerely apologise for the sensationalist title, but there was an interview aired on the New Zealand C4 music channel with Matt Bellamy at the NZ Big Day Out Festival 07 where he was asked which band he would be excited to see the way people were excited to see Muse at Wembley. He responded, Rage Against the Machine as he was sick of Audioslave and wanted Zack De La Rocha to come back so there could be 'real rock'.
    A short time after I see this interview, in fact about 24 days after the BDO, Audioslave announces it has broken up and Rage Against the Machine has at least temporarily reunited and Matt Bellamy says Muse may do a concert with them.

    Coincidence? I THINK NOT!
  • Muse - Showbiz

    28 Dec 2006, 06:40 by Marina-CE

    I FINALLY got my hands on a copy of Muse's first album, Showbiz. The whole album is amazing, particularly how it starts--with Sunburnand Muscle Museum. They are both deliciously wonderful songs with that little hint of bitterness which gives it extra kick. At the mo' I'm listening to Unintended on repeat... at first, it didn't appeal a lot to me, because of the intro mostly, but the raw sadness really touches me. The video is lovely too, young Muse members being all sad... Matt's miming/lip-syncing could use some work, but he looks very fit anyways... :p Anyways, all in all, I LOVE this album. Just goes to prove my theory the early muse=good muse. I mean, all muse is good muse. But I love the raw, emotional quality of the young Matthew Bellamy's voice.

    Finally, I give you... Unintended. Definetly worth a watch!

  • Muse Gig - Cardiff 12/11/06

    18 Nov 2006, 22:13 by screenager89

    I went to see Muse with Flo and her parents last Sunday, and, well, what can I say. It was by far and away the best gig I've ever been to, incredibly crisp, those guys are so talented.

    We got to the venue about half an hour before the doors opened and joined the queue outside. Only later did we realise it was a sub-queue and the security guys moved us to join the main one, but in the mayhem we ended up right at the front of the queue. Felt kinda bad cos all the guys around us had been there for 4 hours, but we were seated anyway so were simply avoiding being in the cold for much longer, it wasn't like we were going for places on the barrier. Got inside and headed straight to the merch stand before it got too busy, and I got myself a nice skinny red tour t-shirt. Then we went to our seats and waited for the show to start... I had been disappointed that we had seating tickets but in retrospect, after reading some of the tales from the pit on the muse.mu forum afterwards, and seeing what was going on down there during the gig, I'm quite glad I was seated for this one. Not that I actually sat down for any of it! Our seats were towards the middle of the top balcony on the front row (of two...), we could see the screens very clearly, and take in the whole atmosphere of the gig, and were out of the way of the crazy moshing with no need to fight for our spaces, and had a nice barrier to lean on. The only downside was that the band were tiny figures and we couldn't see them clearly.

    The Noisettes were supporting and they were, quite frankly, dire. It was just a load of, well, noise really. The guitarist and drummer just stood/sat there, totally expressionless, while the girl pranced around in bare feet, and wailed rather strangely. I couldn't make out any of the lyrics, and Flo and I spent most of our time just laughing at them along with the people behind us.

    We waited for another half an hour or so after that, until the lights went down and the real show was about to begin. We weren't even aware that the band had come onstage until they launched into the opening of Knights of Cydonia, and only then did it really hit me that I was watching Muse, my favourite band for the past 3 years, playing live in front of me. The curtain lifted to reveal Matt and Chris on stage but no Dom - until the top lifted up from the giant 'fully loaded satellite' to reveal Dom and drumkit inside. The crowd reaction was simple amazing as Matt sung out 'NO-ONE'S GONNA TAKE ME ALIVE!' before launching into a mega riff to end the track on a real high. They followed it by hit single Hysteria, and Map of the Problematique from the new album, Black Holes & Revelations, 3 lively tracks to really get the crowd going. And then...they played Butterflies and Hurricanes - my all time favourite song by them. The piano solo in the middle was just phenomenal, it was worth going for that song alone. They continued with Assassin and Plug In Baby before playing an oldie from Hullabaloo, Forced In as an intro to fan favourite Bliss, accompanied by some giant confetti-filled balloons which floated around the crowd for the next few songs. When one got hit onstage, Matt just popped it with his guitar, whcih was quite cool. Next, they played my favourite song from Origin of Symmetry, Citizen Erased which was lovely during the quiet ending after the driving riff of the beginning. The crowd went almost silent, it was a wonderful moment. Matt followed this by Hoodoo, again on the piano, which was much better live than it is on the album. Upbeat Time Is Running Out followed this to really get the crowd going again, followed by new songs Invincible with a wonderful guitar solo towards the end, and Supermassive Black Hole which has grown on me so much since I first heard it as the first single from Black Holes... . During SMBH there were some fantastic visuals with some Cybermen-style robots in the background dancing. Next came most recent single Starlight, in which Matt got the whole crowd involved in clapping the intro. Live this song was fantastic, and seemed to have a lot more to it, especially with the audience involvement, and was definitely one of my highlights of the night. They finished the set on a high with a rather acceleratedNewBorn. After a couple of minutes of relentless screaming from the crowd, they came back on and played a manic Stockholm Syndrome followed by eerie Take a Bow, building up to a massive climax to finish. I think I preferred this track as a show closer, as opposed to an opener which works much better on the album.

    All in all the gig was just fantastic and left me speechless. There were so many other songs I would have liked to hear, such as Sunburn, Showbiz or Cave from album Showbiz, and some more of Absolution such as Blackout, Ruled by Secrecy and Apocalypse Please, but you can't have everything! Also City of Delusion is supposed to be fantastic live with a spectacular guitar solo. Maybe I'll hear some of these one day.

    I came out of the gig at the end and on the way home wondered who I would most like to see next. I'm seeing Snow Patrol in 10 days but I honestly couldn't think of any other band I'd like to see more, because I'm certain that NOBODY could beat the show that Muse put on that night. They are, quite easily, the best live band in the world at the moment.

    Some pics, they're not great cos we were a bit of a way back, and my camera hates gigs!


    Plug In Baby:

    Supermassive Black Hole:

    Knights of Cydonia:

    Time Is Running Out:

    New Born:
  • MUSE at Southside festival

    28 Jun 2006, 15:14 by musefreak

    This was my 7th Muse gig, and this is what I have to say about it.

    Their new stage set up? - Like from out of space.

    The new songs? - Oh Em Gee!!1! Fucking incredible.

    Things I didn't like? - Soldier's Poem is a bit dull. No Showbiz songs. Chris and his Hair Straightener Of Death

    Things I fucking liked?
    Knights Of Cydonia Karaoke
    Not working megaphone on Feeling Good and Matt laughing
    Citizen Erased <333
    Beam us all up-tubes
    White moving piano
    Kaoss pad! Shiny!
    Space Dementia on guitar as Knights Of Cydonia outro
    Matt laughing when they messed up the end of Stockholm Syndrome
    Feeling Good!

    Citizen Erased is still here and still my favourite. It was weird without any Showbiz song. They are insane and megalomaniac, but that's one of the best things about them. Map Of The Problematique is a fantastic opener. Assasin is so fucking massive. I so can't wait for Edinburgh. And Leeds. It's weird to hear Stockholm Syndrome in the middle of the gig. But Knights Of Cydonia is a brilliant ending.
    With the 'karaoke screens', everyone was singing along to "no one is going to take me alive/ time has come to make things right/ you and I must fight for our rights/ you and I must fight to survive". That was an incredible feeling.
    Matt's voice was so clear and perfect. Even the 'aaaaahaaaahaaaah' in Knights Of Cydonia was so amazing.

    And it's really okay that Morgan is there. You hardly notice him when he's on stage and he's got some crazy electronic stuff going on...