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  • 35 Tracks You Should Listen To--As of 11/6/05

    7 Nov 2005, 01:20 by onyourmind

    Mr. Jones by Counting Crows

    You’ve probably heard this song before and hopefully are not sitting there saying “uh, that’s sooo nineties.” Because seriously, give it another listen. That bass drum at the beginning is amazing. I love they “hey la la” women in the background at later choruses, as well. I have no idea how it happened but somehow this song has come to represent the beginning of this semester, the beginning of college, all my rainy days where I locked myself in my room and cried and all my pretty sunny days where I did homework on the quad. I haven’t shared listening to this with anyone but I love it. It’s so upbeat and dancey and classic.

    “She's suddenly beautiful. And we all want something beautiful. Man, I wish I was beautiful...Well, I'm-a paint my picture. Paint myself in blue and red and black and gray. All of the beautiful colors are very, very meaningful. Yeah, well you know, gray is my favorite color. I felt so symbolic yesterday. …
  • MTV EMA's Best Rock?!

    6 Nov 2005, 17:51 by Bashmore

    You know what really grinded my gears about the EMA's this year...the fact that bloody Green Day won best rock. It's not so much that Green Day actually won, its more to do with the fact that they were actually nominated. Do they really deserve to be nominated for a category they would have qualified for last year, and only qualify this year 'cus they still seem to be whoring the album about.

    Now don't get me wrong, I like Green Day and I do think American Idiot is a great concept, it's just that they would have had their chance last year, so could they not have pissed off by now.
    This is mainly because I think the Foo Fighters deserved to win for blowing the audience away at Reading and Leeds, with no rehashed stage show (a la Green Day), releasing the downright awesome In Your Honor, and to manage to make MOR Norah Jones sound decent on Virgina Moon.
    And Coldplay and those arseholes U2 getting nominated for best rock while System of a Down get nominated and win Best Alt....what is going on
  • Definitely a change...

    31 Oct 2005, 14:06 by Gilaventi

    ...in my musical tastes. I'm really starting to appreciate lighter sides of music now. I just borrowed the mp3's of three Coldplay albums, and much enjoyed myself, reminding me how good a songs Trouble, Yellow and The Scientist are. This is also the first time I've heard their newest album X&Y, and my first impression is that it's not as good as their older albums.

    Porcupine Tree are continuing to kick my ass... I'm kinda addicted to the album I got, Deadwing.

    I also got some Foo Fighters albums off my dad, but i have to say, they're rather boring.

    I formatted my PC last weekend, installing XP instead of shittier 98. This means I can now use iTunes, however I'm currently having problems handshaking with the server.

    iScrobbler originally said there was a fault, in red letters. I realised I needed to set my Uni's proxy address into it, which I have done. The red lettered fault has gone, but it's still reporting failure to handshake with the server. …
  • Bands/Artists I've seen in 2005

    31 Oct 2005, 11:47 by supersophi

    Live8 - 2nd July
    Paul McCartney
    U2
    Coldplay + Richard Ashcroft
    Elton John + Pete Doherty
    Dido
    Stereophonics
    Scissor Sisters
    Rem
    ms dynamite (much against my will)
    Keane
    Travis
    Bob Geldof
    Annie Lennox
    UB40
    Snoop Dogg (much against my will)
    Razorlight
    Madonna
    Snow Patrol
    The Killers
    Joss Stone
    Velvet Revolver
    Sting
    Mariah Carey
    Robbie Williams
    The Who
    Pink Floyd

    Guilfest - 19th July
    Neclar
    Smother (absolute cocks)
    Engerica
    Martin Grech
    Hurricane Party
    Lulu (um, yeah.)
    The Ga*Ga*s
    The Glitterati

    V Festival Chelmsford - 20th/21st August
    Tom Baxter
    Jet
    Maroon 5
    Kaiser Chiefs
    Oasis
    Rooster
    Thirteen Senses
    Athlete
    Embrace
    Franz Ferdinand
    Scissor Sisters

    Tyler James (support) + McFly - London Wembley Pavillon - 30th September
    The Upper Room (support) + Rooster - London Shepherd's Bush Empire - 5th November
    The Dirty Royals (support) + Engerica - Aldershot West End Centre - 26th November
  • cold.play

    31 Oct 2005, 09:40 by earthern

    sometimes i like it. maybe it has something to do with the weather. it is best at night. cool breeze over the balcony. and the rustle of trees. it is alone music. (alone but not lonely.)

    Coldplay

    ==
    Out Of The Strong Came Forth Audioscrobbler
  • The Nordic Music Awards

    30 Oct 2005, 10:15 by SimpatiK

    They aired this event on TV last night. I would've never watched it if it weren't for Mew. The guys went on stage pretty early in the show and showed that they are the kings of pop these days. Coldplay sucked and they should stop making music. They are the most overrated act ever and they are lightyears behind Mew.
  • Awesometacular Music I Just Discovered (October 30, 2005, in the wee hours of the…

    30 Oct 2005, 04:43 by ChibiRHM

    Wow, you guys. I have to start out by saying how amazed I was at the positive response I got for my last post. I'm used to making posts like that on LJ, where I don't get much of a response. I wish I could respond to all of your comments and the wonderful things you all said, but unfortunately, I don't think I can. So if you know how to respond to comments, please, please clue me in.

    ...I think we should start a drinking game for how many times I used some form of the word "respond" in that last paragraph. But yes. Moving on to the music, which is why you lovely little minions are here, is it not?

    Breathe (2 AM) by Anna Nalick
    I'm not going to lie to you guys, I thoroughly, thoroughly hated this song when it came out. I'm unsure why, because I certainly had no rhyme or reason. I just HATED it. And then, after I went two months or so not thinking about it, I downloaded it on a whim. And now I love it. So, huh, goes to show you... …
  • Best songs of 2005 (compiled by ScReaMaS)

    28 Oct 2005, 19:28 by ScReaMaS

    I know it might be early, but I wanna introduce you to my symbolic CD compilation of best songs this year. Would ya buy it, eh? The CD starts and ends with the very best pieces in my opinion - ones by Coldplay, Green Day, The Killers, 311 and Keane. For those of you who don't know, Hokshila is a Lithuanian artist of Jamaican origin, calls himself "rastaman" if you know what that is. The song noted here is a fun pop-reggae style song. I know it stands out from the others, as most songs (except Jack Johnson and Nelly) are more or less rock-ish. If you're curious about who were VERY close to making it into the CD but didn't, they are:
    Depeche Mode - Precious
    Staind – Right Here
    Nickelback – Photograph
    Bedouin Soundclash – When The Night Feels My Song

    Also I didn't include brilliant "Fix You" by Coldplay and "All These Things That I've Done" by The Killers, though these are really good. It just wouldn't be justified to have bands have two songs on the same compilation. …
  • Keane: Hopes And Fears

    26 Oct 2005, 19:31 by Progbear

    I just discovered Keane’s debut LP and I'm digging it a whole lot. Mostly piano, bass and drums with some synths and some nicely emotive vocals. Very melodic latter-day pop music, with a lovely organic piano sound and synths adding a slight "techno"-ish edge to some pieces, giving it a bright modern feel. Some of this reminds me of Paul McCartney in his more somber moments (the singer sounds a bit McCartney-esque at times). And the heavy use of piano (actually a Yamaha CP-70, from the looks of the cover) made me think of the tragically underrated 90's band Suddenly, Tammy!, though these guys are definitely very English. More along the lines of Blue Nile, or perhaps some Prefab Sprout.

    Curiously, I see a lot of people comparing them to Coldplay and Muse. I'm sorry, but I just don't hear it. They seem to have little or nothing to do with the Coldplay/Muse/Porcupine Tree axis of "inferior Radiohead-lite", at least to my ears.

    Anyone else dig this album?
  • My Top 50 Songs

    26 Oct 2005, 12:42 by sim_maiden

    This is stolen from another Last.fm member, of whom I can't remember their name. Anyway, these are my top 50 songs at this moment in time (in alphabetical order):

    1. Between the Buried and Me - Selkies: The Endless Obsession
    This band beautifully shows that a band can be crushingly heavy and soulful in the same song. This song being a key example.

    2. Black Sabbath - Wheels of Confusion
    This is Black Sabbath with a sense of progressive songwriting. Great song.

    3. Blind Guardian - Mirror Mirror
    Blind Guardian are fantastic at writing epic, catchy choruses. This is a prime example.

    4. Coheed and Cambria - A Favor House Atlantic
    Fantastic catchy pop songwriting with a progressive rock edge. This song makes me jump around alot.

    5. Coldplay - Clocks
    Beautiful song, especially when you are in big crowds with headphones.

    6. Converge - The Saddest Day
    Absoulte utter insanity. This band are phenominal and this song is just chaos.

    7. Death - Voice of the Soul