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  • Week in Review 4/2-4/9

    10 Apr 2006, 23:54 by ZJP

    The third installment - First Full week of April 2006. Still wondering if I'm gonna peak past 10 plays for an artist in a week, without drastic measures....

    *As always, all readers are encouraged to comment on my crappy taste in music! :)*

    1. Bloodhound Gang
    9 Plays (Up 3 Positions, 1 Play)

    I think the phase is ending, still love me some Pennsylvania, but I'm looking to spread my wings away from them for me.

    2. John Williams
    8 Plays (Down 1 Position, 1 Play)

    I'm shocked. I didn't realize I listened to this much soundtrack music from Star Wars. Again, no track played more than once last week, either.

    3. Three 6 Mafia
    6 Plays (Up 3 Positions, Down 1 Play)

    They're still fly-y-y-y-y-y-y-y-y-y.. they haven't die-e-e-e-e-e-e-e-e-e-e-ed yet. I'm confused at my lack of Stay Fly (Still Fly Remix) (feat. Slim Thug, Trick Daddy & Project Pat).

    T4. Avenged Sevenfold
    5 Plays (Down 3 Plays)

    They're filling the speed metal void in my life.

    T4. Incubus
    5 Plays (Up 7 Positions, 1 Play)
  • Album Insight: Daft Punk - Discovery

    9 Apr 2006, 02:04 by DPF

    I remember the first time hearing the popular hit "One More Time." Spring 2001. The music video alone got me hooked onto Daft Punk. Ever since then, Daft Punk has been one of my favorite music bands. Music duo, if you want to be technical.

    At that same time, Discovery became one of my favorite albums. In fact, it's still one of my favorite albums to listen to.

    What amazes me is that some people don't know the whole entire meaning of the Discovery album. So this journal entry is going to explain some things about the Discovery album that you probably didn't know about.

    First, there's the name of the album. Some people have interpreted the name as being "Disco very" because of the album having a disco feel. That's true to a certain level but however, according to an interview that I found online, Thomas Bangalter stated the album was an attempt to reconnect to their childhood. The "discovery" phrase of their childhood, which they described as hearing music for the first time. …
  • Questionnaire

    8 Apr 2006, 19:13 by Bloekie

    Ten bands/artists you couldn't live without (in no particular order):

    [1] Franz Ferdinand
    [2] Soulwax
    [3] Vitalic
    [4] Daft Punk
    [5] The Beatles
    [6] The Beach Boys
    [7] Whitey
    [8] Kraftwerk
    [9] dEUS
    [10] Interpol

    Nine albums that are important to you (again, in no particular order):

    [1] Vitalic - OK Cowboy
    [2] Franz Ferdinand - Franz Ferdinand
    [3] Interpol - Antics
    [4] Ramones - Ramones
    [5] Sufjan Stevens - Illinoise
    [6] The Kills - No Wow
    [7] Soulwax - Any Minute Now
    [8] vive la fete - Grand Prix
    [9] dEUS - Pocket Revolution

    Eight movies you'd watch over and over:

    [1] Lord of the Rings
    [2] Dumb & Dumber
    [3] Sin City
    [4] The Shawshank Redemption
    [5] The Sixth Sense
    [6] Matrix
    [7] Kill Bill (1 and 2 as a whole)
    [8] Pulp Fiction


    Seven things that annoy you:

    [1] money
    [2] liars
    [3] people that breathe too loud
    [4] spoiling water
    [5] people who live too healthy
    [6] major label music
    [7] crappy dj's

  • A year of releases...

    8 Apr 2006, 12:55 by avatarofnirvana

    So this appears like its going to be a good year, release wise. The Vines' Vision Valley hit stores this week, and while they never seem to get their due, everyone's favorite autistic rockers probably put out a decent album. I've yet to hear it, but given that I liked their last two, I can't see me all of a sudden hating this one. Also hitting stores this week were the new ones from The Flaming Lips and Morrissey. I have to remember to get my You Are The Quarry cd back from Joe as I've still yet to hear it. The Moz usually has some good songs on his cds. I've liked the last few FL albums as well, which leads me to believe that I'll like At War With The Mystics as well, though I'm more looking forward to their christmas movie, which *fingers crossed* will be out sometime this year.

    April 18th brings us Stereophonics' Live From Dakota, which appears to be a best of? The copy for preorder on amazon includes 2 disks, a live show and a bonus second disk with a smaller collection of similar songs…
  • Some songs I feel like talking about (because I'm enjoying them).

    7 Apr 2006, 13:22 by Y2Ken

    Hey everybody, just felt like talking about some of the songs which are “rocking my world” right now. It’s quite a long list, so please don’t feel obliged to read it all if you don’t want to.


    Daft Punk - Digital Love
    What a song to start with. It’s difficult to express in words just how much I’m loving this song right now. Suffice to say it’s on a similar level to that which Stars - Your Ex-Lover Is Dead occupied not very long ago, which will mean a lot to those who know me and the music I listen to.

    The Hellacopters - The Devil Stole The Beat From The Lord
    Ah, another great song. Different style of music but still excellent fun. I usually find myself singing along with it (in a suitably heavy-rock voice) whenever I hear the chorus come up. Also worth a mention is the fact that someone I know went out and bought a Hellacopters album after hearing just this song.

    DragonForce - My Spirit Will Go On
    Having just said that about my friend and The Hellacopters…
  • Daft Punk toujours au top !

    6 Apr 2006, 11:50 by electrOdyssee

    Les Dafts ! C'est eux qui m'ont amenés à la musique électroniques, en 96/97. Je me suis pris une enorme claque avec Rollin' & Scratchin' et Rock & Roll. 10 ans plus tard, ils sont encore là, et toujours aussi bons. L'un des meilleurs groupes français, toutes musiques confondues...
  • Electronic.

    4 Apr 2006, 14:48 by Gozaimasu

    Right now I'm going through an electronic period. Bands like The Knife, Vive La Fête, Welle:Erdball, Devo, Daft Punk, Nhess, Slagsmålsklubben and 50 Hertz are my favourites right now.

    Yesterday i saw the first ever live performance of Mats, Harald och Mats-Harald.
    It was pretty cool, they were wearing masks, kinda like Slipknot (not at all).
    They played a song called Lisle, and my friend in the band really rocked away by the mixing table!
  • Weekly top 10

    4 Apr 2006, 14:25 by avatarofnirvana

    More pretentious ramblings by yours truly...

    1. Snow Patrol (27) You can never have enough Snow Patrol. I just recently downloaded their first album and thought it was all right. They've definitely improved with age, but hey, who hasn't?

    2. The Smashing Pumpkins (23) Gotta love the hometown guys... well, Merrillville is close to Chicago anyways. I liked Adore quite much. I need to download their later catalog and give that a listen yet...

    3. Tapes N Tapes (21) I just picked up their album Friday and gave it a couple listens. It was surprisingly good! Granted, I'd still reccomend you pick up Wolf Parade's debut first, but still a great new band.

    4. Stereophonics (20) Better than pitchfork gave them credit for, but if you listen to a lot of british bands and then come into the Stereophonics, you're likely to be let down. Still have a bunch of good songs spread accross their albums, and you can't beat Dakota for catchiness!

  • Discovery by Daft Punk

    4 Apr 2006, 02:59 by livercake_cl

    Daft Punk. Thomas Bangalter y Guy De Manuel-Homem Christo. Me volaron la cabeza con su Discovery... el disco que me metió full a la electrónica. :)

    easy listening. le puede gustar a cualquiera. rango musical extremo ... desde temas breakdancer marcianos como Short Circuit, hasta baladas full románticas como Something About Us o himnos bailables y felices como Digital Love. De todo para todos ... este es un CD que nadie puede dejar de escuchar. Y en lo posible ver la película... :) Es realmente buena.
  • I do have something better to do, but still I'm doing this...

    2 Apr 2006, 17:39 by BarBaMama

    1. What are you listening to right now?
    The Streets

    2. What song makes you sad?
    Time Is Now

    3. What is the most annoying song in the world?
    Gasolina

    4. Your all time favorite band?
    It changes once in a while, so i've got many of them.

    5. Your newly discovered band is?
    Daft Punk

    6. Best female voice?
    Ten years ago it was definitely Whitney Houston, but now she has ruined her voice. So I would say Emma Salokoski[.

    7. Best male voice?
    Hmmm, difficult to say, I prefer female singers. Let's say Chris Martin

    8. Music type you find yourself listening to most?
    Hip hop, rap, house, chill out...

    9. What do you listen to, to hype you up?
    Missy Elliott, for example.

    10. What do you listen to when you want to calm down?
    Bo Kaspers Orkester, Angie Stone...

    11. Last gig/concert you went to?
    Koneisto-festival in last august...

    12. Band you find yourself listening to the most right now?
    Check my charts..=)

    13. Most hated band?
    Klamydia, oh my gosh, how annoying can one band be...O_o