17 Apr 2009, 06:59 by muteoff
15 Feb 2009, 00:15 by monkey102Okerrvil River - Lost Coastlines
Nick Cave -We Call Upon the Author
Santogold - You’ll Find a Way
British Sea Power - Lights Out For Darker Skies
The Triumphant Return of British Sea Power
The Kills - Cheap and Cheerful
The Kills teach their drum machine some new tricks
Hadouken! - That Boy That Girl
Technically a ‘07 song on an ‘08 album, but who’s checking?
Kings of Leon - Sex on Fire
Long Blondes - Going To Hell
TV on the Radio - Love Dog
The vocals on this song are top-notch.
Forward Russia - A Prospector Can Dream
14 Jan 2009, 18:09 by eklipseMy 20 favorite albums of '08, in some semblance of an order although some of these could probably be switched around. If you haven't heard some of these and like the rest of the list, definitely check them out:
1. Vampire Weekend - Vampire Weekend
2. Land of Talk - Some Are Lakes
3. El Guincho - Alegranza
4. Bon Iver - For Emma, Forever Ago
5. Cut Copy - In Ghost Colours
6. Why? - Alopecia
7. Ra Ra Riot - The Rhumb Line
8. The Dodos - Visiter
9. The Photographic - Pictures of a Changing World
10. Love Is All - A Hundred Things Keep Me Up At Night
11. Marnie Stern - This Is it and I Am it and You Are it and so Is That and He Is it and She Is it and it Is it and That is That
12. No Age - Nouns
13. Born Ruffians - Red, Yellow & Blue
14. Frightened Rabbit - The Midnight Organ Fight
15. Deerhunter - Microcastle
16. Blood On the Wall - Liferz
17. TV On the Radio - Dear Science
18. The Hold Steady - Stay Positive
19. Fleet Foxes - Fleet Foxes
20. Wye Oak - If Children
9 Jan 2009, 16:30 by IanBullen
23 Dec 2008, 14:57 by Rubinho3Top 10 albums:
1. British Sea Power - Do You Like Rock Music?
2. Deerhunter - Microcastle
3. TV On The Radio - Dear Science
4. Destroyer - Trouble In Dreams
5. Crystal Stilts - Alight of Night
6. M83 - Saturdays = Youth
7. The Walkmen - You & Me
8. Elbow - The Seldom Seen Kid
9. Sigur Rós - Með suð í eyrum við spilum endalaust
10. Beach House - Devotion
Top 10 Songs:
Beach House - You Came To Me
British Sea Power - Lights Out For Darker Skies
Deerhunter - Nothing Ever Happened
Destroyer - Libby's First Sunrise
Elbow - The Loneliness of a Tower Crane Driver
M83 - Kim & Jessie
Portishead - The Rip
The Dears - Meltdown In A Major
The Radio Dept. - Freddie And The Trojan Horse
Vivian Girls - Where Do You Run To
Top 10 Shoegaze Songs:
Atlas Sound - Recent Bedroom
Crystal Stilts - Departure
Deerhunter - Vox Celeste
Resplandor - Oeste
Secret Shine - Voice Of The Sea
Serena Maneesh - Oxygen, Please! (Grandsport Mix)
23 Nov 2008, 21:53 by jamesdcodyTop Ten Albums Of The Year:
1. Elbow - The Seldom Seen Kid
Simply put this is one of the most beautiful records you may ever hear. The Seldom Seen Kid is Elbows forth studio album and was totally self produced and is also the winner of this years Mercury Music Prize (and well deserved too). The Seldom seen kid is actually one of Elbows old friends and fellow Manchester musician Bryan Glancy who sadly passed away and the album is dedicated to his memory.
The record starts off with Starlings Which begins with a wall of noise before the most melodic and tuneful piano and drums come in to show elbow at there finest. Guy Garvey sings "The violence explode inside me when i meet your eyes, Then I'm spinning and diving like a cloud of starlings. Darling is this love?" an absolute tune, some of the best lyrics i've ever heard (What an Opener!). Next we pick up pace with The Bones of You(One of the songs…
30 Jul 2008, 20:44 by andyfestDo You Like Rock Music? by British Sea Power
During Lights Out For Darker Skies I thought to myself, "why haven't I listened to this album more this year?" Its follow-up, No Lucifer, isn't quite as strong but good nonetheless. Unfortunately the album pretty much continues to follow this pattern, each song isn't quite as good as the one that came before it until, by the end, I was checking my iPod every 30 seconds to see how much time was left before it was all over.
14 Jul 2008, 21:36 by caverdazMy first (of hopefully many) year at TITP:
Friday started stupidly early considering that this was a day off and the festival didn't start until 6, on a bus with Ivan (A mate I went with) at 9:15 to Balado. A 2.5 hour bus ride with kids was quite tiring but being told that I didn't look older than Ivan (He's 26, I'm 29) cheered me up no end.
What happened next is the only bad word I'll say about the festival (Well apart from line-up/stage mis-matches, but you can't blame popularity on the organizers when the bands are booked way in advance...): It took TWO WHOLE HOURS of queuing to get into the campsite entrance. Surely that could have been prevented?
Anyway, rant over. We camped in Yellow zone in the end, which is probably the farthest from the arena, but it was flat and not near the toilets which is good enough for me.
Friday's short schedule kicked off at 18:05 when I saw Los Campesinos!, who apart from the opening song were really good.
29 Mar 2008, 17:20 by tkdcoachFri 28 Mar – British Sea Power
I had a great time at this show as the lads from Brighton (by way of Cumbria and greater Manchester) performed the entirety of "Do You Like Rock Music?" as well as material from their prior releases at louisville's Phoenix Hill Tavern in front of around 300 locals. The main room at Phoenix Hill Tavern is arranged with the stage facing the side of the long hall--it's intimate to say the least. BSP opened their set with Atom, and before long had played all the singles from DYLRM? (Waving Flags, Canvey Island). An interesting choice I felt as those are the tunes I expected them to play later in the show. Perhaps my favorite song was the instrumental, The Great Skua. Other highlights were Spirit Of St. Louis (you could tell they were excited as the next night's gig was to be at St. Louis), No Lucifer, Lights Out For Darker Skies.
BSP, in short, are phenomenal in person. Despite the snarly staff at PHT --which hasn't changed in 30 years. …
24 Feb 2008, 19:35 by XredstarXMi., 20. Feb. – British Sea Power, Sir Simon Battle
Ein schmächtiger junger Mann betritt die Bühne, macht sich an einigen Kabeln zu schaffen und zieht einen ipod aus der Tasche. Ist das etwa...?
Ja, genau, dieser junge Mann ist die Vorband. Sir Simon Battle, wie sich die Band nennt, ist leider nur zu einem Viertel anwesend. Der junge Mann versucht zu erklären: "Ich bekam am Freitag einen Anruf von British Sea Power, ob wir nicht die kleine Deutschlandtour supporten wollen. Leider war es nicht möglich, die Band so schnell zusammenzubekommen."
Er selbst spielt auf einer elektrischen Gitarre und singt dazu. Das klingt nicht schlecht. Als dann bei einigen Stücken noch der Rest der Band aus dem ipod erklingt, da macht Sir Simon Battle durchaus Lust auf mehr.
Nach einer guten halben Stunde räumt die Ein-Mann-Band das Feld für die großen Jungs. British Sea Power geben sich die Ehre. Vom Band erklingt der Opener des neuen Albums. Die fünf Jungs begeben sich auf die Bühne. Unterstützung erhalten sie von einer Violinistin. …