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  • My top 100 albums (minus one)

    15 Aug 2008, 16:24 by SirTheory

    I wrote it for a message board, but felt like that was a lot of effort for just a message board, so I'm cross-posting it wherever I feel like. I was going to do facebook, til I realized I'd have to totally reformat it. So I picked here instead. All the important people are here, anyway. ;-)

    So anyone 99 top albums...
    ... with one TBD title.

    Reverse ranked (for great surprise factor)... with comments as I deem
    they appear. (Commenting on all 100 would be ridiculous... but I
    always enjoy writing (**english major nerd**)... so whatever.)

    099. The New Pornographers - Mass Romantic
    http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/411NT2G5MXL._SL160_AA115_.jpg
    ...Just like the awkward coupling on the cover, this album is a
    no-holds-barred, somewhat spontaneous masterpiece. It lays the
    groundwork for their following albums, while also putting some of the
    best songs into the NP repertoire.

    098. The Magic Numbers - The Magic Numbers
    http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51Z9Z69KH7L._SL160_AA115_.jpg
  • I'm a "Top Fan" of...

    10 Oct 2006, 03:44 by inomniaparatus

    Going backwards from how high they rank on my overall list:

    The just plain sad section:
    191. I'm the #31 fan of Ev Angel with only 6 listens. Being that this is the band that Copeland spawned from, I'm quite surprised.

    180. #27 for Like David, 7 listens.

    180. #15 for The Hot Stewards, guess they really do suck and I fell for it.

    180. #10 for Cape Renewal, not that big of a deal, but I thought they had some groupies at least.

    173. #9 for Dreaming of the Fifth, 8 listens, we live in a sad sad world.

    164. #44 for Still Breathing, 9 listens, sad sad world.

    148. #44 for The River Bends, probably just because I use the actual band name instead of saying it's Denison Witmer.

    I skip a lot here, just to keep from crying over the utter sadness of it.

    107. #10 fan for Blake Hazard, I used to listen to her a lot, but only 20 listens since being on this site, where's all the Bostonites?

    104. #18 fan for Undertow Orchestra, I'll attribute this to all of their songs being live.
  • Name that tune

    21 Jul 2006, 05:57 by inomniaparatus

    Step 1: Put your MP3 player or whatever on random.
    Step 2: Post the first line from the first 25 songs that play, no matter how embarrassing.
    Step 3: Bold out the songs when someone guesses both artist and track correctly.
    Step 4: Looking them up on Google or any other search engine is CHEATING!

    I didn't choose hard ones on purpose, really, this is completely random. And you can thank itunes' lame shuffling skills for having the same artists several times.

    1. Come dry me out, 'cause I've been drinking all night.
    2. I want to fly this helicopter.
    3. So glad I found you.
    4. I believe in my garden home.
    5. I'll shed a feather for the Lord, and I'll blow a trumpet on the shore.
    6. It’s so cold and desperate and in the springtime I can't help but think of winter.
    7. If travel is searching, and home has been found.
    8. I read the letter that you sent, but I can't.
    9. When the cold wind blows all around, will you still love me? Still love me.
  • The A to Z game

    13 Jan 2006, 05:24 by davetrombizzle

    My turn! Honestly, I could play this game 20 times and come up with different results. This is what I'm feelin right now:

    # - "1979", Smashing Pumpkins
    A - "A Sunday", Jimmy Eat World
    B - "Barbary Coast", Weather Report
    C - "Can A Good Thing Last Forever?", Joshua Redman
    D - "Do That Then", Charlie Hunter
    E - "Evolve", Ani DiFranco
    F - "Feel It", The Crusaders
    G - "Go To Sleep", Radiohead
    H - "Hurricane Song", Co-Pilot
    I - "I Get A Kick Out Of You", Frank Sinatra
    J - "Jump", Van Halen
    K - "Keep On Movin'", Soul II Soul
    L - "Let's Make Love", Fourplay
    M - "Mama Said", Lenny Kravitz
    N - "Nubian Lady", Yusef Lateef
    O - "Opus Pocus", Jaco Pastorius Big Band
    P - "Pinning Dreams", Dear Ephesus
    Q - "Quiet Afternoon", Stanley Clarke
    R - "Red Barchetta", Rush
    S - "Shelf In The Room", Days of the New