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1 The Velvet Underground - The Velvet Underground & Nico
One would be hard pressed to name a rock album whose influence has been as broad and pervasive as The Velvet Underground and Nico. While it reportedly took over a decade for the album's sales to crack six figures, glam, punk, new wave, goth, noise, and nearly every other left-of-center rock movement owes an audible debt to this set. While The Velvet Underground had as distinctive a sound as any band, what's most surprising about this album is its diversity. Here, the Velvets dipped their toes into dreamy pop ("Sunday Morning"), tough garage rock ("Waiting For The Man"), stripped-down R&B ("There She Goes Again"), and understated love songs ("I'll Be Your Mirror") when they weren't busy creating sounds without pop precedent. …
3 Nov 2008, 22:52 by LlorenzaBob Dylan - Highway 61 Revisited
I know some people who are not really that fond of Bob Dylan: "It all sounds a bit the same". Actually, thinking about his earlier work, I can't blame them. If you use his albums as background music without paying attention to the lyrics, his music tends to sound indeed a bit the same. So yes, there you have a great lyricist, but you have to make some effort to listen to his music and get the beauty of it. Not every song needs a striking melody (and sometimes gains its quality from the lack of it), but it helps to make the listening process easier.
Enter Highway 61 Revisited. Bob Dylan saw the Byrds' version of his Mr. Tambourine Man reach the number 1 position in the pop charts and he probably thought: Hell, I can do that a lot better. So, he plugged his guitar into an amplifier at the Newport Folk Festival, caused a small revolution, was called Judas and boo-ed out by the audience. You can't blame those folkies of course: they…
14 Aug 2008, 10:27 by DunkeryMijn Bijna Perfecte Bijna Definitieve Lijst (English translation will follow in time)
Last. FM heeft me de inspiratie gegeven om het onmogelijke te doen. Lijstjes maken! Het maken van charts, het zelf ontstaan van charts, nieuwe muziek ontdekken, geld uitgeven aan nieuwe cd's, was voor mij niet genoeg. Door cd's en lp's in lijsten te rangschikken, wilde ik er achterkomen, wat ik nu zelf de beste geluidsdragers vond/vind na al die jaren dat ik in muziek ben geinteresseerd. Natuurlijk is muziek geen sport, er zijn geen winnaars en verliezers in muziek (alhoewel), misschien alleen hoogtepunten en dieptepunten. Het heeft allemaal met gevoel te maken, weet ik zelf ook wel. Met smaak wellicht ook, met stemmingen. Ik koop al vannaf m'n 16e muziek. Heb al die lp's nog steeds in mijn bezit. Top Pop kijken, de wekelijkse Top 40 meenemen uit de platenzaak, naar Amsterdam afreizen naar Boudisc (RIP), lp's kopen, Frits Spits, Alfred Lagarde, Hanneke Kappen, Superclean Dream Machine…
14 Feb 2008, 01:06 by RistyI'm nearly two weeks late writing up this one, despite getting the ten songs picked on time (yes, keeping to a schedule on these things is very important, really it is). That might have something to do with last week being a week of Doom - or running about with interesting things to do. Yes, it's terrible having a lab you enjoy working in, dates and prospective students to entertain and get free drinks for entertaining.
My life is horrible, yes.
Because of this, I have been listening to the Smiths a lot.
You Might Think: The Cars are one of my strongest early music memories (dad used to have the tape on repeat play in the car for most of the late 80s, I think. Along with Tina Turner and The Pointer Sisters... yeah, he's special. I never actually realised this song was one of theirs, though, until I got a greatest hits CD in Canada over Xmas. Pure Cars though... dramatic, kinda whiny, but so poppy it's fun.
I Know It's Over: which leads me to the original, and best, 80s whiny pop. …
7 Feb 2008, 07:27 by ampersandsongTransported
Transport Is Arranged
I Can Love You In A Wheelchair Baby
Rory Rides Me Raw
Patriarch on a Vespa
Drive It All Over Me
Joe Stalin's Cadillac
Go Back To Your Pontiac
Call The Fire Wagon
Born on a Train
The Train That Carried My Girl From Town
It Takes a Lot to Laugh, It Takes a Train to Cry
Jumping Someone Else's Train
Train Round The Bend
Girl On The Northern Line
Down in the Tube Station at Midnight
Burning Airlines Give You So Much More
9 Oct 2007, 10:40 by DugaholeI am really bored so I thought I would take a look at my top 10 artists and see if there are any surprises.
#1 – Bob Dylan: Not really a surprise, I listen to Dylan all the time mainly due to his lyrical greatness and the fact that he doesn’t overcomplicate his music. I have always known about Bob Dylan but didn’t start listening to him until late last year when I finished high school. My favourite albums are Blood on the Tracks, Highway 61 Revisited and Bringing It All Back Home. Some of my favourite songs are Visions of Johanna, Desolation Row, Mr. Tambourine Man, A Hard Rain's a-Gonna Fall and It Takes a Lot to Laugh, It Takes a Train to Cry. I will listen to Bob Dylan until the end of my days. He is a legend.
#2 - Rage Against the Machine: My favourite band by the length of Australia, these guys have so much power and their lyrics hit you like a freight train. I first hear RATM at my friends house when I was 10, he said put on Rage Against the Machine…
26 Jul 2007, 08:11 by LOA_ricardoMuito tempo se passou desde a última vez que escrevi e daquele tempo pra cá temas surgiram e sumiram da minha cabeça. Os motivos para isso variavam...as vezes por não serem interessante suficiente para serem escritos; em outras ocasiões o tema sumia da cabeça após uma empolgação inicial, quase como querendo dizer que não era bom o bastante pra tanto.
Após um bom tempo e em uma conversa com minha vizinha lastfmniana preferida (ui!;D) a respeito de Tops e paradas no geral, o tema que eu ja tinha cogitado antes virou assunto e foi retomado - mas sob nova ideia.... não de "melhores" mas no sentido de "coisas em comum" e com poucos selecionados, ou seja mais viavel, menos arrogante u_u'.
O formato estava definido - me faltava o tema.Foi quando olhei para o lado (esquerdo no caso) e me toquei que ele ja tinha sido escolhido:
Pois bem.... mas o que são trens? Digo ... o que podemos extrair disso?
Em primeira instancia - trem me remete a evolução tecnologica.. …
23 Feb 2007, 10:59 by sonorificI'm sure you know how these work.
Out Of Line
What's It Feel Like to Be a Ghost?
It Takes a Lot to Laugh, It Takes a Train to Cry
The Bewlay Brothers
Falling in love:
A Boy's Best Friend
Getting back together:
The Wars End
Learning a lesson:
Get It Together
I think this wins for most appropriate so far.
Confessions of a Broken Heart (Daughter to Father)
I seriously just laughed out loud for like a minute straight.
When I Look at the World
(Dance) Into The Heart Of Your Enemy
I forgot I owned this record.
Okay, is the movie of my life a mediocre teen comedy from 2001?
28 Jan 2007, 22:12 by _VoodooChild_