• Top 25: Platz 15 - 11

    20 Jul 2011, 18:04 by VGKS

    Platz 15: Radiohead - Amnesiac
    Today starten wir mit meinem dritten Radiohead-Album. Vom Gefühl her ähnelt Amnesiac stark dem Vorgänger Kid A, was wohl auch daran liegen mag, das beide Werke in der selben Session entstanden. Trotzdem gibt es großflächige Unterschiede: Amnesiac arbeitet wieder mehr mit akustischen Instrumenten, benutzt Klavier und in abgefahrener Alternativität Saxophon und Trompete. Dieser Song kommt jedoch zum Schluß, starten wir lieber beim Anfang:
    Packt Like Sardines in a Crushd Tin Box beginnt mit einem ungewohnten Instrument, etwas merkwürdig Blechernen und wird dann von eingängigen Bässen unterlegt. Es folgt ein typischer Radiohead-Text, der gechillt und passend über die Bühne geht.
    Beim folgenden Pyramid Song arbeiten die Engländer nur mit Klavier und Streicher-Sound. Gefühlvoller Text, gefühlvolle Instrumente und eine sehr gefühlvolle Stimme machen den Track wirklich großartig. Nichtmal das die beiden Strophen die selben sind stört da…
  • Best of 2010

    2 Feb 2011, 05:10 by midk

    Yes, yes, I am very late posting this, and for that I am ashamed. But better late than never...

    Best albums of 2010

    1. Sufjan Stevens - The Age of Adz
    Sufjan Stevens' "sound" evolves completely, incorporating gorgeous analog synths and obtuse, syncopated 7/8 drum kit patterns (à la 15 Step by Radiohead). He also finally sheds the layers upon layers of geographic and historical references in favor of a much more personal approach to the lyrics. The resulting album feels initially foreign, and takes a few listens to warm up to, but quickly reveals itself to be a sprawling work of almost unequalled depth. I Walked is one of the most immediate tracks, with some of the most beautiful, soaring synths I've ever heard, but takes many listens to reveal all of its intricacies. Perhaps most impressive is the closer Impossible Soul, if not just for somehow managing to justify every last one of its 25 minutes, but providing several of the album's many stop-everything-and-listen moments as well. …
  • Glastonbury: Gorillaz @ The Pyramid Stage, Friday 25th June 2010

    7 Jul 2010, 10:54 by gaz_nokiamusic

    With Glastonbury I had intentions of blogging about the days performances at the end of every night or between sets. But lets face it, the place is massive, the heat this year was unbearable, and there’s a million things to see and do. So by now I’m sure you’ve all read some really negative reviews about the highly anticipated Gorillaz set, but allow me to tell you what I think…

    Sure, the performances weren’t perfect. A couple of times Damon Albarn must have thought there was another measure before he had to start singing, On Melancholy Hill was poorly placed as the third song in the set, Snoop Dogg not performing his part on Welcome to the World of the Plastic Beach when he was actually at the festival, and words like “Breaking the cardinal rule of headlining” with regards to them not playing a hit heavy set.

    To those of you who think Gorillaz’ setlist was the wrong way to go…
  • shuffle

    26 Jun 2010, 14:01 by supersmashsteve

  • Playlist De Kar Vrijdag 23 April 2010

    24 Apr 2010, 15:48 by De_Kar

    001)JJ - Into the Light
    002)Four Tet - Love Cry
    003)System Of A Down - Radio/Video
    004)Devendra Banhart - I Feel Like A Child
    005)Mumford & Sons - Little Lion Man
    006)Yeasayer - Wait for the Summer
    007)Caro Emerald - That Man
    008)Eli 'Paperboy' Reed - Young Girl
    009)Otis Redding - Security
    010)Sly & The Family Stone - If You Want Me To Stay

    011)Jamie Lidell - Another Day
    012)Amy WInehouse - He Can Only Hold Her
    013)El Da Sensei - Summertime Bluez
    014)Gonjasufi - Ancestors
    015)Gorillaz - White Flag
    016)Fool's Gold - Surprise Hotel
    017)Club 8 - Western Hospitality
    018)Lars And The Hands Of Light - Me Me Me
    019)CocoRosie - Rainbowarriors
    020)Florence + The Machine - Drumming

    021)The Asteroids Galaxy Tour - The Sun Ain't Shining No More
    022)Ellie Goulding - Starry Eyed
    023)Marina & The Diamonds - Hollywood
    024)Gossip - Pop Goes the World
    025)Kraak & Smaak - Squeeze Me
    026)El Da Sensei - Crowd Pleasa
  • Record Store Day 2010 - Success!

    17 Apr 2010, 20:03 by PhamilyJules

    Today is the third annual Record Store Day (it's basically like Christmas for music nerds). I've spent the past three Record Store Days in different states. In 2008 I was at Mr. Cheapo in Mineola, New York. While visiting Newport, RI with Rachel in 2009 I was able to visit Music Box (on Thames). This year I'm in Chicago for graduate school and I decided to visit three record stores to celebrate RSD 2010.

    Last night I stood in line at Permanent Records, which was kind enough to open its doors from midnight to 2am. I was the 18th person in line, and it was a major bummer because disks like The Flaming Lips - "Dark Side of the Moon" LP and Doors/Rolling Stones/John Lennon 45s were sold out by the time it was my turn in line. They didn't have the Built to Spill 7'' or the Beastie Boys "super surprise" unlabeled 12'' that I wanted either. However…
  • Plastic Beach - Why You Should Love It

    16 Mar 2010, 06:28 by wyvernxk7

    Have you listened through the new album by the Gorillaz, Plastic Beach? If not, what ARE you waiting for!?

    This album took about half a listen-through before it caught. I was listening to it in the car, and thus wasn't paying the most attention to it, so when I got in, I immediately immersed myself with a pair of headphones... That was yesterday. I've listened to the album and bonus tracks, demo tracks, and the Stylo remixes, all of which add up to ~85 glorious minutes, about ten times since then. The album is simply pervasive and addictive.

    One listen-through might merit it a lukewarm reception, but only because it's very much a concept album. The casual listener will hear one word, repeated over and over: Plastic. It is a motif for the album, but is interspersed in a way that, once you are submerged in the music, it no longer stands out (except a bit on Rhinestone Eyes, but that song is so fantastic that a little awkwardness almost helps to strengthen the rest of it, if that's possible).
  • Gorillaz' Plastic Beach Review

    10 Mar 2010, 00:26 by glmh101

    Plastic Beach (2010)
    Rating 4.5/5

    When Snoop Dogg the track “Welcome to the World of the Plastic Beach,” welcomes you to plastic beach – the world of the Gorillaz, it really feels you are being introduced to a different world. This new world is corresponded by a new sound for both for the Gorillaz and electronic music in general. Plastic Beach uses an array of featured guests (including the likes of Snoop Dogg, Mos Def, De La Soul, & Lou Reed) to fuel this new, diverse sound. This is complemented by the mix of musical styles, both of genre and worldly influences. One way Damon Albarn (the musical creator behind the animated band) creates this different sound for Plastic Beach is by incorporating elements of a backing orchestra/ensemble. The Hypnotic Brass Ensemble creates an electronic classical sound. In the song “White Flag,” the Lebanese National Orchestra uses congas mixed with the…
  • My Vinyl Collection

    29 Oct 2009, 02:59 by tinyelefants