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  • Replay #März2013

    7 Apr 2013, 09:51 by Galinor

    Great Lake Swimmers

    Eine interessante Gruppe. Sehr dezent, beinahe schon so sehr, dass man meinen könnte, da sei gar nichts. Dann aber die wundervolle Stimme des Sängers, die feinen Arrangements, dieses Gespür für kleine Spannungen, die Wogen des Songs. So vieles ist eingefangen und so vieles bleibt hängen.
    Und spätestens bei einem Song wie Changing Colours zieht es auch mich mit.

    Belle and Sebastian

    Die sind toll! Zunächst einmal liebe ich die Stimme des Sängers. Dieses leicht Verschlafene, Ruhige und auch Zerbrechliche. Dazu eine Musik, die ich zunächst am Ehesten als "leicht" betiteln würde, dann aber sehen würde, alle negativen Konnotationen davon abzustreifen. Denn glatt, platt oder leer klingt hier gar nichts, dafür sind die Songs viel zu fein komponiert, abwechslungsreich und lyrisch sehr auf eine vielseitige Identifikation angelegt. Die Lieder auf ihrem Album If You're Feeling Sinister machen es mir ganz einfach leichter, mit den Sorgen, die sich immer wieder so ergeben, umzugehen.
  • [Last.fm] Top 100 Albums of all time by listeners (as of 8 Apr 2012)

    8 Apr 2012, 01:01 by RadioKaKa

    It's based on their most popular albums from the Top 500 Artists on last.fm, but there would be a few omissions, so if you find any missing ones, leave a comment, please!

    As of 8 April, 2012, there're 75 albums with over 1,000,000 listeners (certificated PLATINUM), 9 of them even surpassed the 40,000,000 plays mark.

    Rank - Listeners - Plays - Ratio (Average plays per listener) - Artist – Album
    1 - 2,200,500 - 41,634,000 - 19 - The Killers – Hot Fuss
    2 - 1,979,100 - 37,625,000 - 19 - Coldplay – X&Y
    3 - 1,932,500 - 38,927,000 - 20 - Coldplay – A Rush of Blood to the Head
    4 - 1,864,700 - 28,961,000 - 16 - Nirvana – Nevermind
    5 - 1,710,900 - 33,812,000 - 20 - The Kooks – Inside In Inside Out
    6 - 1,707,000 - 32,473,000 - 19 - Coldplay – Parachutes
    7 - 1,696,700 - 42,521,000 - 25 - MGMT – Oracular Spectacular
    8 - 1,683,400 - 38,898,000 - 23 - System of a Down – Toxicity
    9 - 1,682,400 - 44,756,000 - 27 - Radiohead – OK Computer
  • Vinyl Collection (Trade Offers!)

    5 Feb 2012, 09:46 by formlessness

    It's way too much coding to post my entire collection on here,
    so here's a better, concise list of my collection, including pictures

    http://deadformat.net/tradelist/jonahharper
  • Soul Coughing (but not really)

    19 Oct 2011, 15:57 by Haikuqueen

    It's been a week, but I still haven't gotten satisfaction on this point, and so I'm going to write this journal entry.

    I was at a Wye Oak/Explosions in the Sky last week and there were a couple of men standing behind me at the sold-out show having a discussion about Soul Coughing. I am a big fan of Soul Coughing from my latter high school days, and the place was packed, so it was hard not to listen in. The person doing most of the talking was commenting on an ad for Mike Doughty's next performance and saying that he missed Soul Coughing and the former frontman rapping over Sebastian and Yuval's beats (Yuval Gabay, where are you? Wikipedia says drumming for )Asian Dub Foundation). I agree wholeheartedly with this. The man went on to say that M. Doughty's current stylings are not nearly as fun and incisive as his work with Soul Coughing. I agree with this also. Then the guy says, "I want the M. Doughty who wrote El Oso back. He should go back on heroin."

  • 10 Albums That Anyone Should Hear, At Least Once...

    1 Sep 2011, 11:42 by zombiederek

    I have always loved writing about music I enjoy and I thought this would be a nice way to start. Ten albums that I have grown to love and think everyone should enjoy, at least once. I'm gonna be fair and not repeat an artist more than once, leaving me to choose an album I feel is the best from an artist. Are you ready? Cause here we go... (and these are in no particular order, by the way)

    1) Rockin' The Suburbs - Ben Folds

    What can I say? The man is a genius. I didn't climb aboard the Folds train until early 2005. The first exposure I was given to him was the Sessions at West 54th St. DVD, along with Darren and Robert. I was hooked immediately. From the opening they were given, ("If you've seen these guys before, you're a fan, if you haven't, you're about to be.") I was hooked. That opening line has resonated so true with me, but this is the album that sucked me in so deep. From the peppy opening, to its gentle end, it's gold. …
  • My fav albums so far

    29 Aug 2011, 02:22 by Joeawefm

  • Cold-Driven Forays into Folk and Indie

    28 Apr 2011, 09:07 by beloved_juno

    http://userserve-ak.last.fm/serve/_/360913/Death+Cab+for+Cutie.jpg

    It appears that a couple of people have actually started looking at this little journal on a regular basis, so it occurs to me I really ought to try writing in it a little more often. I've been around online, but feeling a bit under the weather. Therefore, I haven't been my energetic self to the same extent as usual.

    As usual, I find that my taste in music almost always reflects what I've been doing and how I've been feeling. That said, I've been choosing more folksy, calming music than I typically do. Here's a little bit of what I've been listening to. All of these bands, songs, and albums come highly recommended by me. I love this stuff when I am feeling wistful, artistic, or if it's cloudy outside.

    Death Cab for Cutie: I discovered Death Cab some years ago and while I wouldn't say I listen to them at all regularly, I do go through phases where I apparently can't get enough of their style. …
  • The past 12 months, top 50.

    9 Nov 2010, 01:40 by angieslaughter

    1. What's your favorite song by 15? (Defeater)
    I'm gonna have to say, at the moment, Beggin' in the Slums

    2. How did you get into 20? (I don't have a 20!)

    3. Who is your favorite member in 1? (Saves The Day)
    I'd say Dave just so I don't pick the front man.. but he's not in the band anymore, so Chris!

    4. What’s your favorite lyric bit by 29? (Bright Eyes)
    Basically, the WHOLE song "Happy BIrthday To Me (feb 15tth)
    "And I'm sorry about the phone call and waking you..I know that it is late. But thank you for talking, because I needed to. Some things just can't wait."

    5. Have you ever seen 22 live? (Gold Kids)
    Nope! They're from Italy, I believe

    6. What's your favorite album from 10? (Copeland)
    Eat, Sleep, Repeat

    7. Do you own any merchandise from 3? (Brand New)
    Just CD's.. I want this hoodie but it's out of print, and stock I think? I need the fight off your demons shirt SO bad. This is my favourite band.. why don't I have merch? wtf.

  • My Top 25 Albums - Update

    16 Aug 2010, 18:51 by glenn_hwj

  • albums I own

    14 Aug 2010, 19:29 by Drumoholic