28 Sep 2006, 10:30 by Jamala
11 Sep 2006, 10:59 by Daddsy65daysofstatic - The Fall Of Math
65daysofstatic - Stumble.stop.repeat.
The Dillinger Escape Plan - John Peel Sessions EP (download)
Minus the Bear - Menos El Oso
Minus the Bear - Highly Refined Pirates
Amplifier - Amplifier
Gay For Johnny Depp - Blood: TNL
The Go! Team - Thunder, Lightning, Strike
Biffy Clyro - Blackened Sky
Biffy Clyro - Vertigo Of Bliss
Biffy Clyro - Infinity Land
Oceansize - Effloresse
Oceansize - Music For Nurses EP
Pelican - March Into The Sea EP
Pelican - The Fire In Our Throats Will Beckon The Thor
The Dillinger Escape Plan - Calculating Infinity
Converge - You Fail Me
No Doubt - No Doubt
Sikth - Death Of A Dead Day
Sikth - The Trees Are Dead And Dried Out, Wait For Something Wild.
Sika Redem - Entheogen
Reuben - Racecar Is Racecar Backwards
Red Hot Chili Peppers - Blood Sugar Sex Magik
Red Hot Chili Peppers - Californication
Radiohead - Ok Computer
Radiohead - Pablo Honey
Radiohead - The Bends
Radiohead - Hail To The Theif
23 Aug 2006, 23:02 by booofYou know, that issue with the Mastodon bloke on the cover. It might still be the current issue, but I'm an old fuddy-duddy, so maybe it's not and I'm behind the times. Fuck it, this is not about facts, this am STUPID REVIEW! Y'know, it might throw cursory glances at the music, but it's more likely it'll be about my EGO and POOR ATTEMPTS to be FUNNY! You know, like music journalism in the 80s. woot! No-one says woot anymore, so I'm going to feel a certain misfit-kewl from doing so.
Yeah, right, CD -oh look, why do we do this thing? You put a CD on while you piss about on the computer and all it means is you don't concentrate properly on pissing about and you don't concentrate properly on the music either. It's just so inefficient! I'm like about 1/32nd German or something so that bothers me a bit.
Err, it started with Defeatist and I'll be honest with you, Hatebreed are not a band I've felt any urge to explore. I've heard the odd track here and there that went in one ear and out the other, but this is good. …
29 Jul 2006, 17:11 by tom_dissonanceyeh everyone, i was bored so i made a mix that you can download and listen to (it's made of mp3s, it's zipped up). the theme is 'music that you can't get on last.fm', so none of it's streamable on the radio. hopefully there's at least something you haven't heard of and might like.
1. Have you thought about suicide?
Well? Have you?
2. Ivor Cutler 'Bicarbonate of Chicken'
From the Jammy Smears LP, there's something about this track that cracks me up every time i hear it. every line's funny. i can't pick a favourite, but the couplets
hold on sir, just you hold on a minute, the chef's got a box, p'raps a chicken's in it!
are a definite highlight.
3. J Dilla 'Stop'
Soulful cut from Donuts, one of the albums of the year thus far. it's a remarkable shame he had to die. RIP Dilla.
4. The Monsoon Bassoon 'Blue Junction'
Ace schizo pronk/woodwind interface from ex-band of Kavus Torabi from Cardiacs and the lovely Sarah Measures who i found out the other day now plays flute for Rothko sporadically.
19 Jul 2006, 14:16 by Daddsy"Go through your top 25 artists and add up the total number of listeners. Divide the average by the number of Radiohead fans (Radiohead is the artist with the most listeners). That is your "mainstream percentage."
The Fall of Troy - 19420
Biffy Clyro - 18649
Oceansize - 9672
Sikth - 4535
65daysofstatic - 11145
Red Hot Chili Peppers - 293005
Taking Back Sunday - 103791
Reuben - 3306
Muse - 191037
The Bled - 24869
Cardiacs - 914
Minus the Bear - 43557
Animal Collective - 57665
Protest the Hero - 3384
No Doubt - 140265
Sika Redem - 126
Jeniferever - 1630
MC Lars - 6445
Tool - 152906
Jetplane Landing - 1997
Million Dead - 3796
The Black Dahlia Murder - 14929
Sigur Ros - 131463
The Furious Sleep - 6
Poison the Well - 21563
so thats 1260075 listeners
divide by 25: 50403
divide by radiohead (323179): 0.15596000977786304184368415026966
so thats 15.6% mainstream.
woah. time wasting complete.
3 Jun 2006, 02:42 by tom_dissonancefuck electronics companies deciding for us what is and isn't obsolete. tapes are more mythical/romantic, involved in compilation, possessive of their own ritual, smaller, three-dimensionally decorable, a lot more blocky, possessive of ten more minutes than CDs, and divided easily into two convenient courses, much like a feast. here's one i just did:
1. Honda Komuten Theme (8:15)
2. Time: The Donuts of the Heart (1:38)
3. If All The Cornflakes (0:31)
4. You Are What You Love (2:54)
5. You're Out Of The Computer (3:11)
6. H.Y.V.Ä (1:15)
7. Eat It Up Worms Hero (2:33)
8. Senaka (7:31)
9. Szamár Madár (5:49)
10. Midnight In A Perfect World (Gab Mix) (4:55)
11. Green Cosmos (3:24)
12. Vatican Broadside (0:43)
13. Muffy Needs a New Pair of Rose-Colored Glasses (3:32)
14. joliver (1:36)
15. Opus 12 (2:40)
16. Movie Pot (1:44)
17. Pop (2:35)
18. Say Cheese feat. Yak Ballz (3:39)
19. Facemelter (5:05)
20. 9 Milli Bros. feat. Wu-Tang Clan (4:14)
27 Mar 2006, 22:08 by DiamondDaveAnother trip to the West Midlands, this time to the Wulfrun Hall to see Wildhearts frontman Ginger and his latest project, the Sonic Circus.
The evening began with running into a friend whilst having a swift drink in the Little Civic and picking up my ticket. It should be noted that for quite some time, there was a problem with the toilets, that involved power tools at an incredibly high volume. This would be of importance later. In a why-do-all-the-best-gigs-happen-100-miles-away fashion, Red Star Rebels, who I'd seen supporting the Brides Of Destruction were supporting The Answer upstairs in the Little Civic...
Heading into the venue, we find that due it being a venue that admits under-18s, the Psycho Cyborgs won't be appearing as a supporting act and sticking bits of metal into themselves. Not really something I'm particularly disappointed by.
What we do get is Tim Smith of the Cardiacs, backed by Random Jon Poole and Ginger himself. …
24 Mar 2006, 08:28 by monasGenrelessimo (23/03/06) FM#4 Song No. 666! Yes that's right - For the last FM outing of my dodgy student radio show for the year we finally made it; 666 Unique Songs! It seemed only right and apt that Tub Ring get song number 666, their unrivaled 18 plays on the show over it's 2-to-3 year history must count for something. We also ate a damaged cake in the shape on Champagne bottle afterwards. It was supremely decadent.
Cardiacs - Eat It Up Worms Hero
Nuclear Rabbit - Subliminal Smurf
Primus - Tommy The Cat
Crotchduster - Mammal Sauce
Lostprophets - Awkward
POLYSICS - Making Sense
Daiquiri - Life Ruiner
Sleepytime Gorilla Museum - 1997 (We're gonna party like it's)
Tub Ring - The Viking Song
Dillinger Escape Plan - Hollywood Squares
Time: ~53 Hours
Unique Tracks: 667
10 Mar 2006, 11:38 by tom_dissonancei devised a tag called needs to be streamable to mark out that music which isn't yet on last.fm radio but should be. the purpose is sort of self-explanatory, although another use i can think of is to be able to monitor if it does become streamable. i would encourage others to add their favourite non-streamable ish, too.
stuff i initially tagged want to see on last.fm:
Cage - 'Hell's Winter'
Opeth - 'Blackwater Park' / 'Deliverance' / 'Ghost Reveries' etc.
Mr Lif - 'I Phantom'
Propagandhi - 'Less Talk...' / 'Today's Empires...' / 'Potemkin...'
Regina Spektor '11:11'
Ani DiFranco 'Little Plastic Castle' / 'Imperfectly' etc.
J Dilla 'Donuts'
anything by Men's Recovery Project
all The Styrenes' work
all of eX-Girl's work and especially 'Endangered Species'
all of the Cardiacs' work
DJ Shadow 'Endtroducing...' (!)
RX Bandits music
i'm sure y'get th'idea.
9 Feb 2006, 10:30 by tom_dissonanceSaigon made dance/punky/electronic poppy catchy exciting pop exuberance. They liked to listen to things like Squarepusher, The Fall, Bad Religion, Bis, Cardiacs, Sex Pistols, Captain Beefheart, Nirvana, Aphex Twin, and such, although their similarity to any of these was distinctly variable. They were described by Britain's The Guardian newspaper as "rock enthusiasm". They lived in Glasgow before it became fashionable. Their one and only album Discography, collecting all the work they did, is now last.fm streamable and all the tracks are available as full-length previews so you can listen to the whole thing and should you in fact want to listen to the whole album there's one of them playlist things at http://www.last.fm/music/Saigon%20High%20Chair%20Pirates/Discography where you can stream the whole thing beginning to end. hoopla!
members and collaborators of Saigon High Chair Pirates later resurfaced in/are also known as:
• Yoko, Oh No! / Yoko Oh No!
• Gay Against You