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  • My Garbage collection

    24 Jun 2012, 02:22 by gregage

    I'm bored and decided to list my Garbage collection for my own enjoyment.

    - Vow [US 2 track]
    - Vow/Subhuman [Australia 3 track]
    - Garbage
    - Only Happy When It Rains [US 3 track]
    - Queer (Part 1) [UK 4 track]
    - Queer (Part 2) [UK 4 track]
    - Milk [US 4 track]
    - Garbage VHS
    - Push It [US 3 track]
    - Version 2.0
    - I Think I'm Paranoid (CD1) [UK 3 track]
    - Special (CD1) [UK 3 track]
    - The Trick Is to Keep Breathing [Europe 4 track]
    - You Look So Fine [Europe 4 track, CD 1] NEW
    - The World Is Not Enough [Europe 3 track]
    - Androgyny (01) [UK 3 track]
    - Androgyny (02) [UK 3 track]
    - beautifulgarbage
    - Why Do You Love Me [Europe 4 track + video]
    - Bleed Like Me
    - Run Baby Run [Europe 4 track]
    - Tell Me Where It Hurts [UK 2 track]
    - Tell Me Where It Hurts [UK DVD]
    - Absolute Garbage
    - Absolute Garbage [2 disc Deluxe edition]
    - Absolute Garbage DVD
    - Not Your Kind of People [Deluxe edition]
    - One Mile High... DVD [coming soon]

    Garbage related:
    - The Garbage Star Profile
    (Someone sent this to me, I can't remember who, forgot I even had it... never even read or listened to it) =X
    - Angelfish
    - William Shakespeare's Romeo + Juliet

    There we have it, not as impressive as some, but I'm content.
    All full-length albums are US (duh).
    I own no vinyl or cassette.

    Thank you Garbage Disco for your help.

    Some pics I took in 2007, obviously incomplete.
    Alas, my camera is broken now.



  • Ten-Gabriella Cilmi Review

    30 Mar 2010, 06:07 by BritneyFanFeva

    Ten by Gabriella Cilmi is a brand new album from this Australian songstress. This misunderstood but amazing album is a great new direction for this new woman "On A Mission". It shows off her new confidence in her song-writing. It also shows a certain innovation in making the music original and she is also clearly not bowing down to what's cool in this currant musical climate.
    I believe in this album she takes risks and samples various retro eletro-pop and meshs it with the currant eletro pop sound. This I think on it's own she should be proud of when people ten years older then her are basically making run of the mill it's cool so I'll do it music. (Christina Aguilera, I am pre-judging you).

    Now to the songs and what makes each song special.
    Heart's don't lie-This song samples Bee Gee's harmonies and structure and shifts it to her old Jazz based music with a heavy sexy beat. Tell me what's not original about that. This is one of my favourites. I loved it from the first time it leaked. It's just good fun. It would definitely ease the distance between Lessons to Be Learned and this new Ten era sound Gabby.

    What If You Knew- This song reminds me of ABBA. There is quite alot of ABBA-like synth on this track. It has that simple lyrics sweet concept which ABBA has. It reminds me of their more innocent break up era stuff.

    Love Me Cos You Want To-
    This song just has that generally good melding of the old eletro with currant eletro. Heavy dirty bass and softer singing like the era she took inspiration. This is a song about wanting to loved properly and not as a sympathy-"love" affair. I find this song quite uplifting despite it's sad manner. It's very girl power. It's very girly too with the soft vocals and the ease that is to listen to. The break down at the end flows it perfectly into the next song.

    Defender-This is a song dedicated to her little brother, but it could be about a friend or a love. Again with the easy soft piano chords and singing. A somewhat torch song. It flows seamlessly from it's prevous track. Which to me is a plus when it comes to the album. This song could be considered one of the more organic tracks on the album. With a drum set and piano's being key instruments in this song. It has momants which lead back to old-style eletro-pop. It's probably the most modern track on the album. Next is

    Robots...Which could be considered the natural follow up to Einstein. This song is about the topic of love and wondering if it would be possible to love each other as "Robots". Another easier more slow songs. With heavy breathing and but slightly more upbeat rhythm and melody. This song samples retro synths and modern synths in equal measures. This song is also pretty modern on the album. The singing is soft and easier to sing along to then her earlier stuff and fits into it's place on the album perfectly.

    Superhot- This song reminds me of Radar by Britney Spears. This song in particulary she doesn't sound like herself. A typical pop song about finding someone "SuperHot". Until it hits the chorus which is very very retro which flows well into the next track. It's fast-paced vocally and would be hard to sing along to. One of my absolute favourites, you know cuz it sounds like what Britney does. Again with that hidden mesh of retro pop and currant-pop. It could be considering a time capsule of all of pop from early 60's to right now. The middle 8 is incredibly well set in older pop sound.

    Boys.
    This song has ABBA style all over it. ABBA and Bee Gee's Together! This is easily the song which takes the most from earlier pop and meshes it with new instrumental techniques. The vocals are so ABBA like it's shocking. Upbeat and silly song. She styles herself to fit into the music very well. High points and low points and is a very recognisable song. This song came off about her wanting to do a "Country Hip Hop song" and she ends up with this retro inspired hit. Likin' it.

    Invisible Girl-This song is wicked and has elements of If You Seek Amy by Britney Spears. This song has a good mesh between both sounds of old and new. See I told you. It has a wicked sample of 80's style pop.

    Glue-This is also a very old-style pop influenced song. A fan favourite. It has a very old sound in the background and is one of the most influenced by older retro-eletro-pop. It also has the girl band of old harmonies all over the chorus. Very very old pop sound. Which with it's slow tempo flows easily over into...


    Let Me Know. This song is also heavy on the old style pop influence. With choirs and a really really old style rhythm. Reminds me of Beetles or something like that. It's innocent and people who resent her change in direction would eat this track up. It even has a symphonie on it too. It's a sweet song AGAIN. The chords and the choirs and the symphonies all are very uplifting and this song works well in consideration of track 5. They are peers only in topics. Otherwise nothing alike. I would recommend people who like her old style to go to this song first to ease themselves into her new style of music.

    Then it's one of my most favourite tracks on the whole incredible record:
    Superman This track is very sexy and sweet. Sensual and innocent. It's again very heavy on the more organic sound with a heavy beat. Heavy breathing and she sings the lyrics very sweetly. I always come back to ths song. It's something special. Again I would recommend this as a way into the album for fans of her older sound. She sings softly again and shows incredible restraint and This song is generally amazing.

    Sweet About Me (Twenty Ten version)..There's not alot you can say about it. Other then it is clearly an upgrade of Sweet About Me up to this currant sound and keeps the song true to itself. While adding elements of the new tracks. It has many elements of the old version of it...but makes it new and refreshing for new fans and solidifies the fact that she is commiting to this direction in her music. Leaving behind who she was two or three year's ago.

    In conclusion. This album is a currant pop with eletro elements, but genuinely tries to make it's music original by taking it back to how retro pop sounded. It features alot of sweet singing and sexy lyrics. Is upfront about what she's singing and is a delight to all pure pop fans. Britney Spears fans, Kylie Minogue fans, Hilary Duff's Dignity fans, would adore it. As would anybody who loves some good pop to enlighten their lives. People who loved Hazardous by Vanessa Amerosi may also enjoy this take on electro pop.

    Albums Which are somewhat related but not:
    The Veronicas - Hook Me Up
    Britney Spears - Circus
    Kylie Minogue - Fever
    Ashlee Simpson - Bittersweet WorldGwen Stefani - Gwen Stefani[album artist=Gwen Stefani]Love Angel Music Baby[/album]
    Inspirations:
    ABBA
    Bee Gee's
  • RAVEN QUINN STORE NOW OPEN! EXCLUSIVE PROMO CD!

    18 Dec 2009, 21:58 by cranfandy

    Raven's blog at myspace:


    STORE NOW OPEN - SPECIAL LIMITED EDITION PROMO VERSION OF ALBUM NOW AVAILABLE!!!
    MY STORE IS NOW OPEN TO COMMUNITY MEMBERS!!! :D


    Which meaaaans, the limited edition promo version of my album is available NOW for purchase (along with many other cool items!!!)

    The track listing for the promo version of my CD is the same as version that will be available in stores- however, this is the first pressing of my album and this promo version of the packaging will not be reproduced again. So this is a special andlimited version, and it's my way of saying thank you for being with me from the beginning guys. You are the best.

    So here's the deal: For this weekend ONLY (ending at 12am PST on Monday morning), my store will be open exclusively to my community members at www.ravenquinn.net!! It's free to join, so if you want to poke around, you can visit www.ravenquinn.net and click on the store link in the navigation bar to check everything out.

    I will open the store up to the public at 12:00am Monday morning (so midnight on Dec. 21st) -but for now, community members will get first priority. ;)

    A big thanks to Backstreet Merch for their hard work and for making this store a possibility!!!


    Hope your holidays are beautiful!!! All my biggest hugs and holiday cheer,

    Raven Quinn
  • Meet Raven Quinn

    2 May 2009, 02:21 by cranfandy

    Raven Quinn, it's a 25 year old singer/songwriter based out of Los Angeles, CA.
    She had spent the last few years working on her debut album, the self titled "Raven Quinn" which is due for release summer of 2009.

    You can give her a chance visiting her site at: http://www.ravenquinn.net/
    And you can help me as well...when you make an account at her site put my nickname "cranfandy" on the field "how do you learn about us?".
    Sorry if i bother you, but i'm pretty sure you'll love her music!

    Thanks in advance, check her out!
    Salu2,
    Andrea


  • Tagging rhymes with nagging

    24 Sep 2008, 14:51 by scarebear

    Seriously, last.fm should make it so that only subscribers can tag stuff. That way you could get rid of most of the music in tags full of unintentionally wrongly tagged stuff, and all of the tags full of music intentionally wrongly tagged. And, I, for one, would be happy to not be able to tag when I'm not a subscriber to be rid of that! Otherwise, all a last.fm user can do is listen to the most popular really general tag radios (it's hard to ruin those) or seek out the obscure tags tags that have music that we're looking for that haven't been ruined yet, or, stick to the personal radios. Or, as I've been doing, just listen one song at a time to ones labled "full tracks".

    I mean, why are users who never have and never will contribute allowed to just use last.fm to annoy everyone else who does contribute?

    Hmmm?

    It just pisses me off to no end. Obviously.
  • cranberries-fan site is online!

    10 Aug 2008, 13:59 by cranfandy

    Finally!
    Cranberries-fan site it's back and renewed!
    Check it out here: http://www.cranberries-fan.com
    Site is under construction yet, but you can start enjoying it.

    Dont' forget to register so you can see download section and special stuff in the near future!
    You can always check our forum as well.

    Salu2,
    Andrea
  • Garbage Eyeing Mid-2008 To Start New Album

    12 Jul 2007, 23:58 by Anrky

    Billboard.com
    July 12, 2007, 1:10 PM ET
    Gary Graff, Detroit

    In the wake of the new "Absolute Garbage" collection, the members of Garbage are eyeballing mid-2008 to begin making their fifth album.

    "We're talking about it," drummer Butch Vig tells Billboard.com, adding that he expects the group to group to head in a markedly different stylistic direction than on its four previous releases.

    "If we want to continue making records," Vig explains, "we don't necessarily want to repeat ourselves and do that electronica/rock/hip-hop beats/pop melodies with noise and guitars ... however you would describe us. I think we're interested in making something that's much more sort of primal and stripped down."

    Vig says a model might come from the benefit Garbage played for ailing drummer Wally Ingram in California earlier this year, when the quartet played acoustic with a string section.

    "It was great, and the crowd went nuts," Vig recalls. "It made us realize how fun it could be to do a record that way. More Neil Young 'Tonight's the Night' meets Leonard Cohen meets Mazzy Star -- druggy, bummer music. Not necessarily druggy, but melancholy and bittersweet.

    "Listening to our body of work, my favorite songs are stuff like that -- 'Milk' and 'Queer' and 'You Look So Fine' and 'Bleed Like Me,' the slow and sultry stuff," he continues. When Shirley (Manson) sings that way, I just fall in love with her voice. So I think we could make a completely different record than anything we've done before. It'll probably be commercial suicide, but the music business is so f*cked up now, maybe it'll be the most inaccessible record of our career and we'll have it be the biggest hit."

    Vig, however, expects "a long hiatus" for Garbage, with recording not starting until next summer, at least. He recently produced albums for Against Me! and the Subways and mixed the new Jimmy Eat World release. Manson is working on a solo album due in early 2008, and fellow members Duke Erikson and Steve Marker are working on their own projects in England and Colorado, respectively.

    "'Absolute Garbage' is the postscript to chapter one," Vig says. "Whatever we do next will definitely be chapter two."



    Excellent, excellent news to hear, lots to look forward to from the entire gang...
  • HOLY...S&*#!!!!!!!!! Check it out!!!!!!!!!!!!

    4 Feb 2007, 07:14 by veruca_salt11

    Garbage have started recording together again and are currently working on their next album release.

    Some fans thought the band would no longer continue after vocalist Shirley Manson revealed she would be pursuing a solo career.

    Further suggestions that the band have called it a day came from the news that this March will see a best of album named Absolute Garbage (details here).

    However, band member Butch Vig has revealed that Garbage are once again writing song together. Vig told MTV News:

    "We're recording a couple of new songs at the end of February. I think everyone's excited about getting back in a room and playing some music together."

    Vig also added about the Absolute Garbage album: "We've been working on it for a while. There was originally talk about doing it with a B-sides and remix CD as well."

    "It would be cool to see that come out in a proper package for our hardcore fans."


    - Garbage Start Work On New Album
  • Garbage is Dead?

    15 Nov 2006, 23:14 by Anrky

    I came across this article on the upcoming Garbage greatest hits titled "Absolute Garbage" to be released in the spring with 1 unreleased track, kinda what we expected...

    Garbage, currently on an indefinite hiatus, will mine the vaults for a best-of, dubbed 'Absolute Garbage,' this spring. The effort will feature ever-dapper hits like 'I'm Only Happy When It Rains' and 'Stupid Girl,' and will be preceded by a new single.

    Meanwhile, front woman Shirley Manson has begun work on a solo album, racking up a Who's Who of collaborators. The latest rockers joining the brazen singer are White Stripes/The Raconteurs mastermind Jack White and Smashing Pumpkins' Billy Corgan.

    Manson previously reached out to Blue Nile's Paul Buchanan in a letter asking him to join her writing efforts. Buchanan will join Manson in the studio next month to continue work on the album, which is also due in 2007.


    I'm very curious and excite about the solo project but I'd really love more Garbage!
  • Dream Concert

    14 Jun 2006, 16:47 by veruca_salt11

    Name 4 bands/artists to play at your dream festival. The first act plays 5 songs, 2nd act plays 5 songs, 3rd act plays 7 songs, 4th act plays 12 songs.

    Act I: theSTART
    Shakedown!
    Death Via Satellite
    The 1234
    All Or Nothing
    Gorgeous

    Act II: Metric
    Combat Baby
    Dead Disco
    Grow Up And Blow Away
    Monster Hospital
    Empty

    Act III: No Doubt
    Just A Girl
    Spiderwebs
    Hey Baby
    Ex-Girlfriend
    Sunday Morning
    New
    Rock Steady

    Act IV: Garbage
    Supervixen
    I Think I'm Paranoid
    Why Do You Love Me
    #1 Crush
    Cherry Lips (Go Baby Go!)
    Medication
    Bleed Like Me
    Push It
    Wicked Ways
    Parade
    You Look So Fine
    Happy Home
    (I so wanted to put Right Between The Eyes in there too)