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28 Dec 2008, 11:13 by leeistiredIt's been a very good year for gigs. I've given it some thought and gigs like MGMT at the Social, Death Cab for Cutie at Rock City and Band of Horses at the Leadmill don't even make the Top 5. For those that know me, this will be predictable:
1. Neil Young at the Hop Farm.
2. Sigur Ros at Alexandra Palace.
3. The Go! Team at Trent Uni.
4. Ben Folds at Rock City.
5. Fleet Foxes at the Social.
Top 5 Albums
I discovered some great new bands this year such as Sea Wolf, Built Like Alaska and The Twilight Sad but I’m not sure when their albums came out. I’ve not gotten around to buying the The Red Album by Weezer yet, I’m sure that would make the top 5. Anyway, in no particular order:
1. Með Suð í Eyrum Við Spilum Endalaust by Sigur Ros.
2. Oracular Spectacular by MGMT.
3. The Midnight Organ Fight by Frightened Rabbit.
4. Narrow Stairs by Death Cab for Cutie.
5. Do You Like Rock Music? by British Sea Power.
2 Nov 2008, 12:16 by Iechium1. How did you get into 31 (Cole Milner)?
Through The Watery Graves of Portland. Once I got into them I went to the Marriage Records site and found a bunch of good stuff.
2. What was the first song you ever heard by 22 (The World On Higher Downs)?
Most likely Euclid.
3. What's your favorite lyric by 29 (Built Like Alaska)?
"I put a lot of weight in this, but your head is a cow that's been living it down. Dreaming of the country, dreaming of the open space." From Does Your Mother Feel Sick? on Autumnland.
4. What is your favourite album by 49 (Candy Bars)?
Well since they only have one album so far I guess that makes it On Cutting Ti-Gers In Half And Understanding Narravation.
5. How many albums by 13 (Yo La Tengo) do you own?
Electro Pura, I Am Not Afraid Of You And I Will Beat Your Ass, And Then Nothing Turned Itself Inside Out, Summer Sun, Painful, I Can Feel the Heart Beating as One, so six.
6. What is your favorite song by 50 (Arab Strap)? Fucking Little Bastards from Monday at the Hug & Pint…
14 Jun 2008, 14:52 by IechiumLittle Wings - Wonderue
Early Day Miners - Jefferson At Rest
Wilco - Yankee Hotel Foxtrot
Sigur Rós - Ágætis byrjun
Do Make Say Think - Winter Hymn Country Hymn Secret Hymn
Epic45 - Against the Pull of Autumn
Mountain Goats - Tallahassee
Yo La Tengo - Summer Sun
Low - Things We Lost In the Fire
The Swords Project/The Swords - Entertainment Is Over If You Want It
The Cancer Conspiracy - The Audio Medium
Akron/Family - Akron/Family
Jeff Buckley - Grace
The Watery Graves of Portland - CARACAS
Bows - Cassidy
A Northern Chorus - Bitter Hands Resign
Earlimart - Treble & Tremble
Built Like Alaska - Autumnland
Magnet - On Your Side
2 Jun 2008, 05:42 by myelectricheartHere is the geographic locations for my top 100 artists. I thought I'd do 100 instead of the usual 50 so the locations would be more spread out, and so it could incorporate some of the newer things I've been getting into lately. I listen to a surprisingly large amount of American artists.
United States of America-
The American Analog Set
Yo La Tengo
Casiotone for the Painfully Alone
Peter and the Wolf
Arrah and the Ferns
Thee More Shallows
Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin
The Jim Yoshii Pile-Up
Get Him Eat Him
Sean Na Na
Her Space Holiday
Death Cab for Cutie
Neutral Milk Hotel
The Hourly Radio
Britta Phillips & Dean Wareham
Margot & the Nuclear So and So's
Built Like Alaska
Math and Physics Club
13 Dec 2007, 02:11 by theorrisHere are some holiday music giving recommendations in no particular order and suitable commentary:
* Art Brut (listen to it before you buy, but once you get past the lead's singing, you'll dig it)
* Arcade Fire Neon Bible (or Funeral if you don't have it we insist that you must have it and they are Canadian!)
* Ok Go! (You will like these guys)
* Ghostland Observatory (see Art Brut above)
* Holy Fuck (only if you want to pay tribute to the now defunct Karlheinz Stockhausen)
* Hot Chip (if you don't have their work you better!)
* Iron & Wine (for a bit of laid-back American rockiness)
* Matt & Kim (there is no way around their infectious personalities)
* Living Things (if you don't have it)
* Black Keys (if you don't have it and crave some fried chicken)
* Broken Social Scene (more Canadians!)
* Feist (even more Canadian music with a loungey kind of feel)
18 Nov 2007, 17:29 by Iechium
17 Nov 2007, 17:17 by IechiumSaw this somewhere else. It's interesting, if not difficult.
This whole refusal to be called post-rock. Look, I get it, there's lots of shitty post-rock bands out there, but it's WHAT YOU ARE. Accept it or start writing folk songs.
19. Sigur Ros:
To be fair, I don't know how you say anything negative about this band. Other than maybe the fact that nothing compares to Ágætis Byrjun
Their songs are monotonous and boring, in the best way possible. I mean, it's the kind of music that's just uniquely leveled. It's laid back music, but occasionally I just get tired of it. And The New Year isn't as good. It's just not. But WhatFunLifeWas is still amazing.
17. A Northern Chorus:
Occasionally they let their pop-sensibilities take control of them. This isn't necessarily a bad thing, just sometimes rubs me the wrong way. …
13 Dec 2006, 00:22 by tastystuff1So, here's how it works:
1. Open your library (iTunes, Winamp, Media Player, iPod, etc)
2. Put it on shuffle
3. Press play
4. For every question, type the song that's playing
5. When you go to a new question, press the next button
Silver Jews-How Can I Love You If You Won't Lie Down
Grizzly Bear-La Duchess Anne
First Day of School:
Camper Van Beethoven-The Day That Lassie Went To The Moon
Falling In Love:
Viva Voce-The Center Of The Universe
The Presidents of the United States of America-Naked And Famous <- Hah
Jens Lekman-Pocket of Money <- It will be a sad and mellow fight
Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin-Travel Song
Brian Jonestown Massacre-No Come Down
Arctic Monkeys-Dancing Shoes
Primal Scream-Deep Hit at Morning Sun
Pixies-There Goes My Gun
Getting Back Together:
Wolf Parade-I'll Believe In Anything
31 Jan 2006, 03:26 by IthisProtector1. Valient Thorr: 25
Just saw these guys last night with High on Fire, The Bronx, and Big Business. Fucking crazy but they melted my face off.
2. The Black Keys: 22
I love their dirty as fuck blues, still looking for their DVD somewhere.
3. The Darkness: 18
Got caught on the new album which I love the grandeur about it.
4. The Bronx: 14
(Read Above) West Coast punk influenced rock'n'roll. Definitely a new savior in this field.
4. Tiger Bear Wolf: 14
Local buddies, sound like Rocket From the Crypt and Husker Du smashed together. Amazing grittyness.
6. Brother Reade: 10
Got caught on his new album too. Great flow and beats and everything else.
6. King Louie: 10
I like the way he sings a lot and that its just him. Makes for good times even though a lot of the songs sound alike. You can really only go so far with one guy in his genre.
6. Daniel Tosh: 10
Hello my new favorite comedian!
9. The Mars Volta: 9
I listen to Cicatriz on Scab Dates A LOT
10. Built Like Alaska: 8