• 062206_new cds purchased

    Giu 23 2006, 3:40 di scottwhitneysf

    sister's bday today, but unfortunately she is stuck in nyc with work...hopefully we can celebrate on saturday or sunday.

    a few new purchases from last weekend I forgot to add:

    Machinefabriek "Marjin" (thanks to Aquarius for the recommendation)
    Lady Sovereign "Blah Blah EP Promo"
    My Bloody Valentine "Ecstasy and Wine"
    Various Artists "Check the Water" (Leaf label double disc retrospecitve, 1995-2005)
  • Synopsis Week #3 (sans iPod) - 11/06/06/-18/06/06...

    Giu 22 2006, 8:10 di quimtessence

    I'm confident enough that the current week's chart won't change; hence, I'm finally posting my synopsis.

    [1]. (165) Fall Out Boy: This had to happen at least once in my time on Last.fm - that is, for them to have less than 200 plays a week. Tsk, tsk, tsk. I play them constantly on my iPod, therefore when I get home I usually feel like playing something else. Plus, I think my mum has some kind of radar that tells her I'm playing FOB (she doesn't know English), which usually means me dancing around my room because their songs are too damn danceable. That's why I stopped playing Dance, Dance at home a while ago. :P

    [2]. (98) Boy Hits Car: Why yes, I am a bit obsessed. But only just a bit. Seriously, I play them on my iPod as well, and then play them so more at home. It's freaky. FOB's still doing it for me more, though.

    [3]. (73) AFI: Hmm. They're still very high in my charts and I have yet to play all their albums. I'm mostly concentrating on Sing the Sorrow right now. …
  • Top 10 Explainations

    Giu 22 2006, 4:32 di warmjets

    Post your top ten bands/artists, the first song you heard of theirs, the song that made you fall in love, and your current favorite.

    1. The Rolling Stones
    Start Me Up
    Paint It, Black
    Tie: Rocks Off & Gimmie Shelter

    2. The Beatles
    Come Together
    She's Leaving Home
    Tie: Blackbird, Helter Skelter, & Michelle

    3. David Bowie
    I'm Afraid of Americans
    Speed of Life
    Tie: Soul Love, Black Country Rock, & all of Low

    4. Led Zeppelin
    Black Dog
    Communication Breakdown
    Tie: The Crunge, Communication Breakdown, & Out on the Tiles

    5. Pink Floyd
    Another Brick in the Wall pt. 2
    Set the Controls for the Heart of the Sun

    6. Radiohead
    Everything In Its Right Place
    Tie: There There, Subterranean Homesick Alien, & No Surprises

    7. Wire

    8. My Bloody Valentine
    Only Shallow
    Only Shallow
    Soft as Snow (But Warm Inside)

    9. James Brown
    I Got You (I Feel Good)
    Funky Drummer
    Licking Stick

    10. Can
  • Favourite 100 Albums - No Repeated Artists

    Giu 21 2006, 18:15 di pingpong_fiasco

    Well, here's my attempt at following hickorywind, fettstabilt, ACKthehack, pattismithowns, and countless others.

    Only one album per artist (but solo artists may have their own too, so the Flying Burrito Bros and Gram Parsons each have their own entry).

    Apology in advance: I simply do not know enough about jazz and blues to list any artists, although I am mindful of my debts to Miles Davis, Monk, and Coltrane, not to mention Robert Johnson, Howlin' Wolf, and John Lee Hooker (whom I have really gotten into recently due to fettstabilt - thanks man!).

    Also, there is no solo Lou Reed on this list. The older I have grown, the less interested I have become in his solo work (except Berlin).

    100.The Mollusc - Ween

    99.Country Gazette - World Standard

    98.Seamonsters - Wedding Present

    97.Soul Mining - The The

    96.Greatest Hits, vol. 1 - Roxy Music

    95.Rocket to Russia - Ramones

    94.Metal Box - Public Image Limited

  • Arguably the greatest quiz ever ? :)

    Giu 17 2006, 16:47 di martinhines

    1. What are you listening to right now?
    Some Girls are bigger than Others by The Smiths

    2. What song makes you sad?
    Anything by Led Zeppelin, simply because they're so shit.

    3. What is the most annoying song in the world?
    'Fix You', by Coldplay. Arguably the worst song of all time?

    4. Your all time favorite band?
    Oasis. People dismiss them, but you all secretly fucking love them ~!

    5. Your newly discovered band is?
    The Pipettes, they're pretty sexy.

    6. Best female voice?
    Dusty Springfield.

    7. Best male voice?
    Jeff Buckley. He actually sounded like an angel

    8. Music type you find yourself listening to most?
    Indie mostly, but worryingly, some emo has been creeping in :(

    9. What do you listen to to hype you up?

    10. What do you listen to to calm down?
    Something good. Perhaps Ryan Adams, or some Elliott Smith, if I want to wallow in self pity.

    11. Last gig/concert you went to?
    Some shitty local bands. NEXT.

  • recent cd purchases (+ reviews)

    Giu 17 2006, 12:26 di mydaydream

    I've bought a lot of CDs in the last couple of months, and now (mostly just to kill some time~) I'm going to write a mini-review/rant for each one. Hooray.

    I worked out the other day that in the last two years, I've spent nearly 2000 bucks on CDs/music. That's a lot when you don't have a job. Eesh.


    Fiona Apple -- When The Pawn...
    I honestly didn't like Fiona Apple's debut, Tidal. It had some strong tracks ('Shadowboxer' and 'Never is a Promise') but it wasn't really consistent. When The Pawn... is a huge improvement. The songs just seem to work on this record, if that makes any sense. It's a lot more upbeat, the production is better and the songs are a lot more interesting. Oh, and I like the percussion. Especially in 'Fast As You Can'. (Yes, it's a random point to make.)

    The Dresden Dolls -- Yes, Virginia...
    Honestly, I haven't really been a fan of the Dolls for very long. A friend introduced me to their self titled album in December…
  • My 150 Favorite albums

    Giu 16 2006, 5:33 di hickorywind

    Here is my list, inspired by pattismithowns and others. These are my favorite albums, and is not meant to be comprehensive of anything except what I enjoy listening to. A couple of the ground rules I used were: no albums released after 2001 (as I haven't had enough time to decide if a particular album has enough "staying power" to crack the list). Also, no live albums or compilations, though I did make a minor exception to the no compilation rule. The Beta Band and Lush both released a cd of their first three eps as their first "full length" release, both of which were allowed here.

    Comments and other favorites are welcome and encouraged.

    150. Iggy Pop - The Idiot (1977)
    149. Pixies - Surfer Rosa (1988)
    148. Seam - The Problem With Me (1993
    147. Black Uhuru - Chill Out (1982)
    146. Luna - Penthouse (1995)
    145. The Telescopes - Telescopes (1994)
    144. Robyn Hitchcock - Moss Elixer (1996)
    143. The Field Mice - For Keeps (1991)
    142. The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Are You Experienced? (1967)
  • CDr n° 84

    Giu 15 2006, 18:21 di Eaten_Oedipus

    Brian Eno - Another Green World (Editions EG)
    Charlottefield - Picture Diary EP (FatCat Records)
    DJ Shadow - High Noon EP (Mo' Wax)
    Drexciya - The Return of Drexciya EP (Underground Resistance)
    EPMD - Strictly Business (Priority Records)
    Inch-time - As The Moon Draws Water (Static Caravan)
    Josephine Foster - "Hazel Eyes, I Will Lead You" (Locust)
    Maker - Elephant Strut EP (Disques Bully)
    My Bloody Valentine - Loveless (Sire Records)
    New Order - Low-Life (Factory Records)
    Sixtoo & Matth- He Did Glass Music EP (Disques Bully)
    Starkey- Local Headlines (WERK)
    The Germs (GI) (Slash Records)
    Thom Yorke - The Eraser (XL Recordings)
    Xiu Xiu - The Air Force (5 Rue Christine)
  • What do you get when you think of the 90s?

    Giu 14 2006, 17:43 di kaffi_batteri

    I know, it seems so Pitchforkish that it makes me ashamed of myself. Anyway, this is not for me. A friend of mine asked me to burn this album for him, telling me that I had to choose the songs from the albums on that fucking 90s list from Pitchfork. I actually found it pretty funny to have a chance to look for songs from many hip-hop artists and stuff (you know, I'm brazilian, and mostly hip-hop and rap songs never make it to here, because we can't understand english lyrics). Just wanted to ask if the songs are ok. If that were you to record it, would you consider changing any? I know I would skip some, and definitely include some others.

    001. Radiohead – Ok Computer (1997) – 05 – Let Down
    002. My Bloody Valentine – Loveless (1991) – 11 – Soon
    003. The Flaming Lips – The Soft Bulletin (1999) – 06 – What Is the Light?
    004. Neutral Milk Hotel – In the Aeroplane Over the Sea (1998) – 03 – In the Aeroplane Over the Sea
    005. Pavement – Slanted & Enchanted (1992) – 02 - Trigger Cut/Wounded Kite at: 1
  • Lyrics Game: Part II

    Giu 13 2006, 17:41 di velvetmorning

    Step 1: Put your iTunes or equivalent on random.
    Step 2: Post the first line from the first 1530 songs that play, no matter how embarassing.
    Step 3: BE AWESOME. (again, huh?)
    Step 4: Strike out the songs when someone guesses correctly.
    Step 5: Looking them up on Google or any other search engine is CHEATING!

    I just have too much fun with this to stop. Oh, and I've included artist names, perhaps to make it a bit easier?

    (If a song title is in the first few lines, it'll be replaced with and elipsis)

    P.S. There are a few repeat artists.

    1. Always when we fight, I try to make you laugh 'til everything's forgotten. I know you hate that.
    You and Me Song

    2. Several days a month you made the mile to my house, and had me do a stroll with you.

    3. There's nothing to do here, some just whine and complain in bed in the hospital.
    Hospital Beds

    4. The tax man's taken all my dough, and left me in my stately home, lazing on a [...]
    Sunny Afternoon