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  • Summer Days / Summer Nights Mixtape Vol. 3

    16 Jul 2010, 22:06 by liltimmeo

  • Top 10 Artists of the 00's

    31 Dec 2009, 15:03 by itravel

    So the 00's wasn't generally a great decade for music. Yes, the music industry complains about the lack of CD sales, but honestly, that is due to the fugacious nature of music the past several years. The most popular tracks have more often than not, been about the immediate sales of singles. With iTunes coming to fruition in this decade, it saw the rise of those with little pocket money (and sometimes little music taste either) deciding what the 'top tracks' are. However, with the internet becoming a big source for more independent new music, this saw the rise of several great bands. Call this the 2000's, or the Naught'ies, or whatever you will, but hidden amongst most of the rubbish out there were some brilliant music groups that came into existence, and established themselves well in the past 10 years. Some of the following bands had EP's out previously, but this list is from album releases beginning in 2000. You may agree, or disagree, though more often than not I tend to disagree with most countdowns. …
  • Doves @ Brixton Academy - 2nd May 2009

    10 May 2009, 02:53 by Al_73

    Well, I'd been waiting a long time to see these guys & tonight was the night! :D A few hiccups on the way here - helped by London Underground kindly deciding to close Brixton tube station - but luckily they were the only problems I encountered tonight!

    With a little Jack Daniels & Southern Comfort coursing through my veins, the lights darkened at about 9.30pm &, to the metallic clatter of the intro to Jetstream, they walked onstage. I just had a feeling they'd start with this song & they didn't disappoint me! In fact, this was one of the best starts to any gig I've been to recently as the first five songs they played were on my secret wishlist of songs I hoped they'd play :D Jetstream was followed by the cinematic sweep of the lovely Snowden & for the first of many times this evening, the colony of goosebumps that live in my spine, went into overdrive. This was beautiful! My fave track from the new album - Winter Hill - followed. This song really is everything that is great about Doves wrapped into 5 minutes. …
  • Best Songs of the Decade So Far - 2000s

    11 Dec 2008, 23:57 by ob82

    One of the joys of the internet is the ability to look at list of Greatest Songs of all Time and similar shit and you can often discover quality gems of music. I thought rI’d give the old list thing a bash. Instead of going for the 60’s and 90’s where my favourite music mainly originates I thought I’d take a stab at the current decade. Despite being a two years shy of an actual decade and with my initial misgivings about how music was much better in my day (well, the previous decade) I had a fucking mission to limit my choices. I had to go to 190 songs and I may even edit my choices in the next few days.

    This decade has produced some quality tracks in a wider variety of genres than ever before. Although it could be argued that there more “instant classics” in every prior decade since the 50’s. Looking through my list there are too many bands that have really becoming immensely huge. perhaps Coldplay who confound many (including myself) in having three songs in the list. …
  • Survey of top 30 artists

    1 Apr 2008, 03:28 by changa19

    1. How did you get into 29? Bob Mould
    I have Beckett to thank for that.

    2. What was the first song you ever heard by 22? Uncle Tupelo
    No Depression

    3. How many albums by 13 do you own? David Gray
    2

    4. What is your favorite song by 15? Spoon
    Probably I Summon You

    5. What is your favorite song by 5? Athlete
    Trading Air

    6. Is there a song by 6 that makes you happy? The Killers
    Read My Mind
    "a subtle kiss that no one sees"

    7. What is your favorite song by 10? Radiohead
    High and Dry or Reckoner

    8. What is a good memory you have involving 30? Mary Chapin Carpenter
    Ahh, blaring He Thinks He'll Keep Her through good ole San Antone

    9. Is there a song by 19 that makes you happy? Lost
    Ehh, well, I'd probably get a kick out of Hurley singing ;)

    10. How many times have you seen 26 live? Editors
    zero

    11. What is the first song you ever heard by 23? Bloc Party
    Like Eating Glass

    12. What is your favorite album by 11? The Arcade Fire
    Neon Bible

  • 2006 Personal Top Tracks

    2 Jan 2007, 15:13 by danzero

  • i can't stand here and watch you destroyed

    8 Dec 2005, 16:06 by sylphid

    The Doves are better than David Gray, The Last Broadcast should make that very self-evident. It's pretty much a concrete album with such killer songs as There Goes The Fear, Pounding, N.Y., The Sulpher Man, Words, Caught By The River, M62 Song, and the other 3 songs I didn't list. They are also better than Coldplay. If you need an explanation of why they are better than Coldplay then you should probably not be reading this and instead return to the shallow bliss of your x&y album. So predictable.