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  • Will I like this music?

    7 Sep 2005, 06:53 by mtce

  • Been in the mood for pop.

    5 Sep 2005, 00:45 by ageofinnosence

    Not your typical britney spears crap. But more unusual less popular types of, well, pop. As per my previous post, I found enjoyment in Kylie Minogue's Fever. I've also been listening to a lot of Goldfrapp, specifically Black Cherry and her new one, Supernature (doesn't appear to be on this site yet though). And of course Anniemal by the Belgian singer Annie.

    Anyone who might see this have any suggestions?
  • Someone get Allison Goldfrapp a bowler hat

    4 Sep 2005, 12:35 by AWNR

    On the DVD that comes with the special edition of Supernature, Will Gregory of Goldfrapp says that Satin Chic was one of the last tracks recorded for the album. He says that it's a nice contrast to the likes of Ooh La La with it's jumpy chords and repetitive lyrics.

    Personally, I feel that it's like a modern version of Mein Herr from Cabaret. I can just imagine Allison donning a tight black velvet vest and hat, dancing atop a chair in a video for this.

    It's one of my favorite tracks on Supernature -- which is saying a lot; the whole album is great.
  • The New Release Schedule - 5th September 2005

    4 Sep 2005, 00:54 by SideFlower

    My recommendations are in bold

    September 5
    213 - Groupie Luv EP
    Amandine - Halo [7” only]
    Anthony & The Johnsons - For Today I Am A Boy
    Arcade Fire - Rebellion (Lies)
    The Black Velvets - Once In A While
    Braund Reynolds - Rocket [12” only]
    Bronz N Blak Ft Styles P - In The Ghetto
    Cass - Out Of My Reach
    Chevy - Hard Message
    Christian Blaizer - All I Want
    Coldplay - Fix You
    David Grubbs’ Wingdale Community Singers - Give It A Kiss/My Les Paul [7” only]
    Devandra Banhart - I Feel Just Like A Child
    Disturbed - Stricken
    Echo & The Bunnymen - Stormy Weather
    Faithless - Insomnia 2005
    Fall Out Boy - Sugar, We’re Going Down
    Foo Fighters - Doa
    General Khaki - Good Guys & Bad Guys [7” only]
    Gladys Knight & The Pips - I Heard It Through The Grapevine
    Goldie Lookin Chain - Your Missus Is A Nutter
    Grasp - Time To Go
    Ian Brown - All Ablaze
    Jack Johnson - Breakdown
    Johnny Panic - Automatic Healer
    Mitch Benn Ft Distractions - Everything Sounds Like Coldplay Now
  • Franz Ferdinand and Arcade Fire

    1 Sep 2005, 20:18 by radio_ga_ga

    Well last night was the Franz Ferdinand concert in Edinburgh, with support from Arcade Fire.

    We went through on the train early with the intention of getting a prime spot in front of the stage, but it was pissing it down, so we went for food at TGI Friday's instead for a bit, and the queue was much smaller when we went back. Unfortunately we had missed the start of Arcade Fire's set, but not to worry, they saved my favourites, Power Out and Rebellion for last. I'm really pleased I saw them. I had heard great things about their live shows and I wasn't disappointed, they were really energetic, and I've never seen so many people playing such a variety of instruments before. We got a really great spot too, despite being in a bit late, just off to the side of the stage, beside the hedge separating us plebs from the 'VIP' area. Much better spot than Hogmanay, it was ace!

    We then had to wait ages for Franz Ferdinand to come on, but when they did, everyone went nuts, and they launched straight into Michael. …
  • Recent Albums. Oh Goody!

    30 Aug 2005, 10:07 by Ice_9

    A mixed bag recently. A nice mix bag. A pick and mix of musical goodness. There is no gaurantee that you will like all of the music in this list but I tend to pick the best of each genre so if you like the genres then I suggest you pick up the albums.

    Symbion Project an artist I picked up from Amplitude, a ps2 rhythm action game, I looked into and like his stuff. He is an alectronica artist similar in ways to Boards of Canada but also tips towards Mylo's music. He also does dance/trance music as well. Drum 'n' Bass is also on his forte. I recomend visiting his website (search it) and also looking for Splashdown.

    Joe Satriani's Strang Beautiful Music I also picked up, after way to long due to high prices and it's worth it. Going back to the classic Satch style this is one of his best albums and I really recomend it.

    Dream Theater's Scenes From A Memory also found it's way into my ownership. The album is in the style of a Theatre show about death and so on and includes some of Dream…
  • Pukkelpop festival 2005 review

    29 Aug 2005, 17:49 by Temujin

    You can find a full review here , but I still want to do a short one here with some of the highlights...

    Day 1

    Ladytron:
    There were 2 things wrong with this gig: it was too short, and the sound was crap. But I really enjoyed seeing them again. 2 years ago I only knew a couple of songs, now they're one of my favourite bands.

    Kaiser Chiefs:
    Despite Ricky's foot being in bandages, he still rocked. Maybe a bit too much non-music stuff ("say Kaiser! say chiefs!!") but otherwise a very enjoyable gig. Loved singing along to most of the songs, especially Caroline, yes.

    ZZZ:
    even though I should've gone see the Hives, I couldn't help seeing them instead. I danced like a loon. One of the most decadent things I've ever seen live.
    (you can download 3 songs on their website)

    Franz Ferdinand:
    wow. I wasn't convinced by them last year. But this year, wow. Everything was just soo perfect. Definitely one of the best gigs I've seen this year.

    Polyphonic Spree:
  • Party, Livin Joy and I ain't trippin'

    27 Aug 2005, 22:15 by Ice_Visions

    I've had the weirdest experience putting together a playlist for my 18th party. Granted, it's dman hard to dance to rock music and Aimee Mann's dulcet tones, rather I've had to go for a mix of rock with lashings of dance and RnB. I mean, Stacie Orrico, Goldfrapp and Cream Trance Anthems is hardly my regialr fare but I feel it's at least a change to my more recent Joni Mitchell phase. I mean today I decided to pick up Joss Whedon's Astonishing X-Men out of curiosity rather than 'Clouds', an album on my to get list for the last dman ages. Still, soon I'll be in Israel trying to avoid political Israeli hip-hop....you have no idea how bad it is.
  • Goldfrapp's Utopia

    24 Aug 2005, 13:23 by Kouk

    This weekend I was at an island taking some time off. At some point I felt like I needed some time out from the sun so I sat in my room and flipped the TV on. For some reason MAD channel was playing very good music at the time and for the first time I noticed the lyrics to Utopia by Goldfrapp (btw nice video too). I think they make a very correct comment on authoritarian people in general (not only fascists).

    People who think they know everything, think that by force they can act on behalf of others who don't know as much, people who make themselves and others forget who they are, who create Utopias with which to justify their authoritarianism. These people are all around us in many an ideological form and Goldfrapp's Utopia characterizes them well.
  • Pukkelpop Festival 2005, Belgium

    24 Aug 2005, 12:46 by juggala

    These are the bands I saw at the festival, I probably forgot some but hey...who cares anyway.

    Kaiser Chiefs : 9/10 (didn't knew them good before, great band, great show)
    The Hives : 10/10 ! (didn't knew them at all, GREAT show ! "It's hot out here but that's OK cuz we are a COOL band" )
    Franz Ferdinand : 5/10 (Great music, weak show & sound)
    Fort Minor : 8/10 (lovely show)
    Basement Jaxx : 9,5/10 (everything about them is great, show was top notch, really entertaining)
    The Prodigy : 7/10 (didn't like them that much, dunno why)
    Zornik : 7/10 (ok, ok)
    Nightwish : 2/10 (didn't wanna see them cuz I don't like them...but I did saw them so... iew)
    Marilyn Manson : 7/10 (cool show, kinda good music)
    Goldfrapp : 8/10 (didn't knew goldfrapp, lovely music)
    Apocalyptica : 8/10 (crazy how they make music, they're good!)
    LCD Soundsystem : 6/10 (wonderfull music but his LIVE-show was really weak, exept for his last song "yeahh" which he pushed to the limit)
    Ozark Henry : 7/10 (so-so)