• Top Album

    3 Mar 2010, 04:30 by misterpp

  • Favourite Albums of the 00's -- hashing out a list

    5 Dec 2009, 23:16 by trollcollins

    I'd like to whittle this down to 10 and do a proper write-up. Before that, though, I suppose I need to brainstorm. What albums from the last 10 years have been proper brilliant and have had lots of staying power? which are my favourites?

    Hmm. In no particular order, my brainstorming list:

    Witching Hour
    The break-through. The tinny retro-electro sound of their debut got a bit edgier and more fully-fleshed out on Light and Magic, the foollow-up, but it was Witching Hour that blew the door off its hinges. It opens with High Rise, billowing around you like hot plasma, and then you're plunged into Destroy Everything You Touch, the stomper that won't stop, a furious blizzard of a song with more hooks than a meat locker. Your guides through these brute elemental forces are a lady from Liverpool who sings sweet, like an angel, and a stern-sounding woman from Bulgaria who speaks like a voice over a PA in an Orwellian dystopian scenario.

    At War With Walls and Mazes
  • St Jeromes Laneway Festival 2009

    12 Feb 2009, 16:18 by Dylan29

    Ahh, Laneway. You would think they could put a bit of thought into the organisation after a reported failure in Melbourne. So after hearing main stage openers, The Waterslides, kick off their set before the gates had even opened I had my doubts as to whether the organisers would even poll a result in an IQ test. It got worse when for some strange reason obtaining a wristband required three separate security officers taking it in turns to check my ID. Even at the bar in an 18+ festival they ask for proof of age? The joys of looking like a 12 year old… Now the real reason everyone was at Fowlers that day is the bands and they were all pretty amazing:

    Fire! Santa Rosa, Fire! (9/10)

    The charming young Adelaidian boys and girls that are Fire! Santa Rosa, Fire! don’t seem capable of putting on anything other than an enjoyable show. Even the presence of an unforgiving sun, strict gong-transportation laws and a worn out Micro-Korg couldn’t hold them back. …
  • St Jeromes Laneway Festival 2009

    12 Feb 2009, 16:18 by Dylan29

    Ahh, Laneway. You would think they could put a bit of thought into the organisation after a reported failure in Melbourne. So after hearing main stage openers, The Waterslides, kick off their set before the gates had even opened I had my doubts as to whether the organisers would even poll a result in an IQ test. It got worse when for some strange reason obtaining a wristband required three separate security officers taking it in turns to check my ID. Even at the bar in an 18+ festival they ask for proof of age? The joys of looking like a 12 year old… Now the real reason everyone was at Fowlers that day is the bands and they were all pretty amazing:

    Fire! Santa Rosa, Fire! (9/10)

    The charming young Adelaidian boys and girls that are Fire! Santa Rosa, Fire! don’t seem capable of putting on anything other than an enjoyable show. Even the presence of an unforgiving sun, strict gong-transportation laws and a worn out Micro-Korg couldn’t hold them back. …
  • Insert Eye-Catching Title Here (My 2008 Review): Top 50 Albums and Top 5 EPs

    10 Jan 2009, 21:32 by FinalPizzaHut

    So, I've finally decided to cut myself off from trying to cram as many 08 releases into my ears as possible, and just make this damn list already. There are a lot of albums that I wish I had gotten to, and which very possibly would have made it onto this list. I listened to well over 200 releases from last year (many of which I feel I didn't really digest enough to include them on this list, Dear Science, among them, sorry TVotR fans), and I've still got almost 100 waiting in the wings (and the 09 releases have already started coming in...it never stops). There just isn't enough time in the day, is there?

    It should be said that these rankings really aren't set in stone at all. If I made this list tomorrow, the order would be almost completely different (although the Top 10 is pretty correct, I think). However, most of the same albums would be present.

    Anyway, enough of my blabbering. Here's my take on the Top 50 Albums of 2008.


    50.
  • Favorite albums of 2008

    30 Dec 2008, 05:23 by GobberGo

    The title above is perhaps misleading. I've never felt qualified to create a proper "best of (year)" list since I have habitually learned what albums to check out next based on other people's best-of lists, leaving me typically about one year behind everyone on the music-loving internet in my listening habits.

    Take as an example of this: one of my favorite albums these days is Boxer by The National, a fantastic album that made a lot of best-of-year lists in--you guessed it--2007. As other peoples' best-of-2008 lists have been coming out, I've been getting into some great artists (Bon Iver, Fleet Foxes, Shearwater) that put out albums earlier this year that I simply hadn't heard about.

    This realization got me thinking. In all the hype about the best albums of a given year, not much effort seems to go into looking back at the albums of previous years to see how much staying power the so-called "best" wound up having. …
  • Envies de barres chocolatées et pop barrée sur FILOBLOG

    4 May 2008, 16:03 by goodmornincaptn

    Filofée a des envies de chocolat... et le Filoblog fait une cure d'antidépresseurs avec une petite sélection de pop indé ensoleillée :

    Architecture in Helsinki : nouveau clip forcément foutraque mais bien cousu pour Like It or Not ("Places Like This", Polyvinyl Record Company / Cooperative Music).

    Mates of State ou le retour des lapins à roulettes avec Get Better (Barsuk).

    A voir (et à manger ?) sur Filofee.com/FILOBLOG
  • The a-ha to !!! Musical Journey

    6 Apr 2008, 01:51 by Dr_Nick93

  • Questions about my Top 50

    31 Mar 2008, 07:10 by sssundaygirl

    1. How did you get into 31?
    Page France: I heard Chariot on an episode of Weeds and then got their album Hello, Dear Wind and fell madly and deeply in love.

    2. What was the first song you ever heard by 22?
    Neko Case: Stinging Velvet, I believe.

    3. What's your favourite lyric by 29?
    Au Revoir Simone: "You make me want to measure stars in the backyard with a calculator and a ruler, baby"

    4. What is your favourite album by 49?
    A Tribe Called Quest: The Anthology

    5. How many albums by 13 do you own?
    Gravy Train!!!!: 3 albums.

    6. What is your favourite song by 50?
    The Slits: Ping Pong Affair

    7. Is there a song by 4 that makes you sad?
    Mirah: No, not really.

    8. What is your favourite song by 15?
    She & Him: At the moment, This Is Not a Test

    9. What is your favourite song by 5?
    Regina Spektor: Folding Chair, Ode to Divorce and Love, You're a Whore. This, of course, may change.

    10. Is there a song by 6 that makes you happy?
    The Blow: Parentheses and What Tom Said About Girls.
  • My Top 20 Albums of 2007

    16 Feb 2008, 06:48 by SolidSteak

    Well I figured I might as well make this an annual thing, if for nothing else than to document my tastes, to see what I would think of them 5 or 10 years from now. Once again, this is a personal favorites list, which means you can't argue with it. :) Well here goes:

    1.Radiohead - In Rainbows
    2.Bloc Party - A Weekend In The City
    3.Of Montreal - Hissing Fauna, Are You The Destroyer?
    4.Streetlight Manifesto - Somewhere In The Between
    5.Nine Inch Nails - Year Zero
    6.Pinback - Autumn Of The Seraphs
    7.Arctic Monkeys - Favorite Worst Nightmare
    8.Modest Mouse - We Were Dead Before The Ship Even Sank
    9.The Shins - Wincing The Night Away
    10.Minus The Bear - Planet Of Ice
    11.Against Me! - New Wave
    12.Spoon - Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga
    13.Architecture In Helsinki - Places Like This
    14.The Arcade Fire - Neon Bible
    15.Say Anything - In The Defense Of The Genre
    16.The Dillinger Escape Plan - Ire Works
    17.Bright Eyes - Cassadaga
    18.Porcupine Tree - Fear Of A Blank Planet