Journal

  • My cd collection...

    22 Feb 2006, 06:23 by infinitetime

    Below is my cd collection. Some of these albums I listen to often, some get played a couple times a year, and a few albums only get played every couple of years. This list serves as a musical diary of sorts; a look at some of the cds I've been collecting since the age of thirteen. This list isn't fully comprehensive of all the bands/artists I like. Luckily we have Last.fm to show what we're currently listening to.

    #'s

    50 First Dates - Soundtrack
    10,000 Maniacs - MTV Unplugged
    2002 - River Of Stars


    A

    A Perfect Circle - Mer De Noms
    AC/DC - Back In Black
    Ace of Base - The Sign
    Adiemus - The Best Of Adiemus
    Alanis Morissette - Jagged Little Pill, Supposed Former Infatuation Junkie, Under Rug Swept
    Alicia Keys - Unplugged
    American Idol Season 4 - When You Tell Me That You Love Me (single), The Showstoppers
    Anna Nalick - Wreck Of The Day
    Ani DiFranco - Little Plastic Castle
    Ashlee Simpson - Autobiography


    B

    Bad Company - Bad Company
    Bangles - Greatest Hits
  • A market town that lacks quintessence...

    21 Feb 2006, 23:05 by allremovables

    Sometimes my crappy little hometown does me proud. Today in a charity shop I rustled up 4 singles for £1:
    Blur - Country House
    Blur - To The End EP
    Suede - Stay Together disc 2
    Manic Street Preachers - Life Becoming a Landslide EP
    I'm well impressed with the Manics one. Tracklist:
    1. Life Becoming a Landslide
    2. Comfort Comes
    3. Are Mothers Saints
    4. Charles Windsor
    I'd never heard of it before, and had the first two tracks, but to stumble across it like that...well chuffed.

    Though it seems I have to wait an extra couple of weeks for The Agent owing to its release date being put backwards...? Perplexing.

    This week...if you only buy ONE SINGLE...I want you to buy...
    I Want You to Stay
    It is quite beautiful and well worth your couple of quid.
  • The Soundtrack of the Century

    21 Feb 2006, 21:49 by Audaxregina

    Do you ever wish you could write a sound track for a movie? I find myself wishing this all the time. Granted I'd want to have written th movie too. But I was just wondering, what would go on my soundtrack . . .

    Here's what I came up with-and not in my fake movie order either
    1.Pete Yorn-On Your Side; this would be that song for either flashbacks or when one character makes a realization about the other.
    2.The Futureheads-Hounds of Love; For the opening credits, that weird acapella part would be while the screen is still black and then it would fade into a scene. None of that writing across a solid background for me.
    3.The Who-Baba O'Riley; for the very last scene. I don't really know what would be happening. Lots of slo-mo shots and cutting back and forth I suppose.
    4.AC/DC-Stiff Upper Lip; for when some really cool character gets introduced. Preferably a girl, because I dunno, I work that way. For a guy I'd choose something different--Roxy Music's Let's Stick Together.
  • bored, so i'm doing another survey.

    21 Feb 2006, 15:57 by MoteHawk

    1. What are you listening to right now?
    The American Analog Set - She's Half

    2. What song makes you sad?
    Kind of Like Spitting - Birds of A feather

    3. What is the most annoying song in the world?
    Eiffel 65 - i'm blue

    4. Your all time favorite band?
    Between the Buried and Me

    5. Your newly discovered band is?
    King Crimson

    6. Best female voice?
    Bjork

    7. Best male voice?
    Andrew Kenny

    8. Music type you find yourself listening to most?
    Hardcore

    9. What do you listen to hype you up?
    Set Your Goals - How About No, Scott.

    10. What do you listen to when you want to calm down?
    Mogwai

    11. Last gig/concert you went to?
    Converge, Darkest Hour, The Red Chord, Municipal Waste, and Idea of Beauty.

    12. Band you find yourself listening to the most right now?
    King Crimson and Hoods

    13. Most hated band?
    Nickleback

    14. Song that makes you think?
    any song by Red Sparowes

    15. Band that you think the world should love as much as you do?
    Set Your Goals

  • Top UK Artists & Tracks (Week prior to February 19th, 2006)

    21 Feb 2006, 00:35 by SideFlower

    "Sorry for the lack of chart last week but there is no group chart been created for the week prior to February 12th yet. If one does eventually materialize, then naturally I will post it (Backdated)."

    Here's the good news; this week's charts prior to Feb 19th 2006 are now up!

    Top UK Artists – Week of Feb 12 to Feb 19, 2006
    1 Coldplay 95
    2 Arctic Monkeys 85
    3 Radiohead 84
    4 Muse 75
    5 Franz Ferdinand 72
    6 Bloc Party 69
    7 Oasis 64
    8 Kaiser Chiefs 62
    9 Blur 61
    9 Snow Patrol 61

    Top UK Tracks – Week of Feb 12 to Feb 19, 2006
    1 Arctic Monkeys - I Bet You Look Good on the Dancefloor 48
    2 Arctic Monkeys - Mardy Bum 40
    3 Arctic Monkeys - When the Sun Goes Down 39
    4 Arctic Monkeys - A Certain Romance 37
    5 Arctic Monkeys - Fake Tales of San Francisco 35
    6 Arctic Monkeys - Dancing Shoes 32
    7 Kaiser Chiefs - Oh My God 30
    8 Arctic Monkeys - Riot Van 29
    8 Arctic Monkeys - Still Take You Home 29
    10 Kaiser Chiefs - I Predict a Riot 27

    Chart Review
  • Top 6 Bands to Listen to that are not Coldplay (Baby Let's Rock Edition)

    20 Feb 2006, 02:37 by fishtankfish

    the news this week is that coldplay has announced they will be going on hiatus. some have speculated that this is the end of the band completely. rejoice, weep, fart, just do what you have to. at any rate, the band has made an indelible imprint on modern music...with very mediocre albums. and i'm not a complete coldplay hater. i think 'fix you' was one of last years great singles and 'the scientist' preceded it as a great song, but the truth is the albums those tracks were plucked from fall slightly below ordinary. chris martin recently revealed in an interview that he felt the band's lyrics (of which he is responsible for) were not that good. he promised better lyrics were coming and this got one's hopes up that the band might make some type of change to the same formulaic music that typified their first 3 albums. however, with this week's news it looks like we'll be waiting several years (if not longer) for this to happen. the truth of the matter is that coldplay's music is very…
  • Bands I've seen live

    20 Feb 2006, 00:19 by Alienspacer

    Strangely, considering I'm very much into music, I haven't been to many gigs. Probably cos I'm a lazy bastard! Or that I'm on a different wavelength to my mates mostly...

    My first ever gig was at Reading University to see the incredible Pop Will Eat Itself, and it was quite a weird gig (in a good way) in some ways, not what I was expecting. I assumed that the band and the punters would be separate, but as I was chatting to my mate when the support band was playing, Graham just walked between us. And later on Clint Mansell was just hanging around by the merchandise stall. After a brief chat about Wolverhampton Wanderers, I asked him to sign my ticket, prompting a weird 'you want my autograph why?' expression.

    I also saw Blur at their Mile End Stadium gig, back at the height of the Britpop era. That was a pretty good gig, the support acts were a bit hit and miss though. Dodgy were particularly good though, I probably enjoyed them more than Blur.

  • Spring mixtape

    19 Feb 2006, 12:36 by SevenUp

    The first thing i did when i got my iPod exactly two years ago, was compiling the mixtape i had in mind as a soundtrack to the turning of the season, from winter to spring. I'm trying not to be too proud of myself, but i think i've done a pretty good job... whenever i feel in this kind of 'ooh, eventhough it's still bloody cold outside, but i can smell spring approaching' mood, i put this on, and everything falls into place. It's frozen at the beginning, starts to melt after three tracks, and is fully blossoming in the last two tracks.
    (psst, there's also another theme hidden in there, but i'll leave that up to you)

    All Is Full Of Love (Funkstorung Exclusive Mix) - Björk
    Now There's That Fear Again - Múm
    Turning into Betty - Lisa Germano
    Velvet Days - Kristin Hersh
    Oliphant - Daau
    Woodpigeon Song - Blur
    I Want Wind to Blow - The Microphones
    Waterloo - Suede
    To You - I Am Kloot
    The Hand That Rocks The Cradle - The Smiths
    BjörkQueen AdreenamúmLisa GermanoKristin HershDAAUBlurThe MicrophonesSuedeI Am KlootThe Smiths
  • Away with the Fairies: indie rock music that deserves more listeners

    18 Feb 2006, 18:40 by northcape

    If you like UK 90s indie rock ('britpop'), original melodies, and arent averse to lyrics that actually have a message behind them, you will probably like this band. The man behind Away With The Fairies played with Damon Albarn (later of Blur) while at art school and listening to his music you can hear why. They have also been compared to bands such as Oasis and David Bowie. There really are some great tunes here. I got the album last year and I'm not tired of it.
    http://www.macidol.com/jamroom/bands/1346/music.php
  • 5000 Tracks & Top 10 Artist Overview

    16 Feb 2006, 16:41 by mode_seven

    So, a couple of days ago, having used audioscrobbler for half a year, I hit 5000 tracks. I didn't bother with journal posts for any other numerical milestones, or any journal posts at all for that matter, but I figured I'd listened to enough now to give a decent idea of my musical taste in my profile. I'm writing this as of 5101 tracks, listening to The Back Room, which I picked up a couple of days ago, and would highly recommend.

    10 - Barenaked Ladies - 148 Plays
    As with Athlete below, BNL's music is generally cheery and easy to listen to, coupled with thoughtful, witty lyrics that it pays to listen to. It's a shame that a lot of people only know them as that band that played One Week. Favourite track would probably be Testing 1, 2, 3, which exemplifies their music nicely.

    9 - Feeder - 149 Plays
    Seeing as I only own one full album by Feeder, Pushing the Senses, which I only bought a couple of weeks back, alongside a few odd tracks, it doesn't make much sense that this should be my ninth. …