29 May 2011, 22:51 by StratisFTW
8 May 2011, 17:03 by Mark_HThis chart shows Prog Rock acts sorted by average plays per listener. An attempt has been made to ensure that the chart is clean of acts that have a minority of listeners who artificially inflate the average play number, but as that task is essentially impossible, take this chart with a large pinch of salt.
Charts:LastFM Popularity|position changes|most played|new listeners|average play gains
1. (new) 541921 Porcupine Tree (Heavy Prog) (84.41)
2. (new) 100378 Аквариум (Prog Folk) (53.15)
3. (new) 836086 The Mars Volta (Heavy Prog) (41.60)
4. (new) 1076918 The Decemberists (Prog Folk) (40.38)
5. (new) 68516 Karnivool (Heavy Prog) (38.96)
6. (new) 513477 Frank Zappa (Avant-Prog) (38.89)
7. (new) 333097 King Crimson (Eclectic Prog) (38.79)
8. (new) 256825 Blackmore's Night (Prog Folk) (36.67)
9. (new) 281438 Ska-P (Neo-Prog Rock) (36.55)
5 Feb 2011, 00:24 by muzikizumJanuary 2011
Happy New Year Mixtapers,
this is for ponchosqueal 18 songs beginning with 'New'. Simples.
1. New Day, New Way - Mick Softley
2. New Life - Depeche Mode
3. New Gods - Meat Puppets
4. New Rock Critic - Skull Kontrol
5. New Blood - Youngblood Brass Band
6. New Planet - Medeski, Martin & Wood
7. New Age - Sleepy Sun
8. New Orleans (Mardi Gras) - Southwind
9. New Face In Hell - The Fall
10. New Year's Eve - The Walkmen
11. The New Mobility - Belbury Poly
12. New Law - Xpozez
13. New Year's Day - U2
14. New Kid - Monokino
15. New Sheriff In Town - Sol.iLLaquists Of Sound
16. New Day - Body Language
17. New & Different Experiment - Si Begg
18. New Rubbing On That Old Darn Thing - Oscar's Chicago Swingers
This is for my good buddy PaoloTramezzani.
Well there certainly was a large selection to choose from so I settled for a double album…
16 Jan 2011, 09:19 by SmallTownRomanhttp://en.smalltownromanceblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/Chapman-banner.jpg
With the folk and folk-rock boom of the mid-late sixties in England and the US, there were so many young musicians who gained a big publicity overnight, that it looks like it was a generation of musicians who suddenly appeared with an acoustic guitar in his hands, ready to march (if he/her are political), tell ancient folky ballads, write songs about misery and loss, or just plain songs without a significant statement, that manages to stay classic throughout the years.
Little did you find a real unique voice that sounded different, played different and present the songs different.
Sure, even among this selected group of musicians, you had so many that you cannot count.
But even this little elite unit, had its own heroes. If it was Joni Mitchell, Neil Young, CSNor Fred Neil, Bert Jansch, Wizz Jones,Ralph McTell or John Martyn. In this group, hides a real English treasure, that is often overlooked when people review the jiving sixties. …
2 Jan 2011, 14:47 by Mark_HWhen rating Prog albums I try to do so in a historical context, that is how an album compares against the musical ancestry. This means that the best album for any given year, which most people would rate with top marks may not receive the same rating in my charts as only the best albums of all time should get the highest ratings... This chart includes compilations, live albums and also any non-Prog albums I buy.
Note: I vote on a bell curve, anything above 6 is really good, anything much below 4 really isn't :D
1. (=) Finch - Glory of the Inner Force (1975) - 8.00
2. (=) Steven Wilson - Grace for Drowning (2011) - 7.96
3. (=) Gentle Giant - Free Hand (1975) - 7.77
4. (=) Phideaux - Snowtorch (2011) - 7.75
5. (=) Gentle Giant - In a Glass House (1973) - 7.67
6. (=) Marsupilami - Marsupilami (1970) - 7.61
7. (=) Mike Oldfield - Tubular Bells (1973) - 7.61
8. (=) Gentle Giant - The Power and the Glory (1974) - 7.57
30 Dec 2010, 11:34 by alleseterAfgelopen jaar heb ik veel minder concerten gezien dan in de jaren daarvoor, dus bij deze een bescheiden lijstje:
5 juni in dB's, Utrecht
Powertrio uit Italië, dat met baritonsax, basgitaar en drums een krachtige mix tussen freejazz en metal laat horen dat vanaf de eerste toon imponeert en boeit. Peter Brötzmann en Godflesh vinden elkaar in de meest brute avant-gardemuziek sinds Machine Gun. En dan is het nog lekker ook. Niet minder dan geweldig.
17 februari in de Melkweg, Amsterdam
Band van alleskunners (toetsenist speelt bas, bassiste speelt glockenspiel, drummer speelt klarinet, elektronicakerel speelt trompet) onder leiding van zanger/gitarist, die wondermooie en intense liedjes zingt met verrassende arrangementen. Vooral de nieuwe plaat wordt ca. integraal gespeeld. Hoewel de liedjes soms van een intense somberheid zijn, heeft de band er zichtbaar zin in: het is het eerste concert van de tour en het warme welkom van het publiek bevalt duidelijk. Hun muziek ons ook.
20 Sep 2010, 20:17 by SmallTownRomanChloe Charles, 25, is not typical.
A black singer/songwriter who goes against the obvious, this Canadian musician got me hooked on her music.
I'm not a big fan of Erykah Badu or Bjork, but she takes both of the singers, add some sparks of post-77 John Martyn, and manage to turn me on with her new EP - Little Green Bud.
The songwriting is surprising in its quality, a nice merge of the classic singer/songwriter thing, meets a desire for experimentation, but the arrangements are the name of the game in this case. Classic guitar, violins, cellos - all make this beautiful wrap to Chloe's beautiful voice and songs. The bio sheet mentioned that she's the step daughter of Lennon's first wife Cynthia, but with her music - I don't believe any additional facts are required. She certainly got me surprised, and I'll be eagerly waiting for a full album. And she's beautiful.
29 Aug 2010, 20:47 by samueljeronimohttp://i1023.photobucket.com/albums/af359/samueljeronimo_photos/robertwyatt_rockbottom.jpg
- Adriano Correia de Oliveira, Gente de aqui e de agora e outras canções (Orfeu, 1971);
- Agitation Free, 2nd (Vertigo, 1973);
- Aksak Maboul, Un peu de l'ame des bandits (Crammed, 1979);
- Al Di Meola, Elegant gypsy (Columbia, 1976);
- Al Di Meola, Land of the midnight sun (Columbia, 1976);
- Al Di Meola, Casino (Columbia, 1977);
- Al Green, Let's stay together (Hi, 1972);
- The Alan Parsons Project, Tales of mystery and imagination (Mercury, 1975);
- The Alan Parsons Project, I Robot (Arista, 1977);
- The Alan Parsons Project, Pyramid (Arista, 1978);
- The Allman Brothers Band, Idlewild south (Capricorn, 1970);
- The Allman Brothers Band, Eat a peach (Polydor, 1972);
- The Allman Brothers Band, Brothers and sisters (Capricorn, 1973);
- Alusa Fallax, Intorno alla mia cattiva educazione (Mellow, 1974);
- Amazing Blondel, Fantasia lindum (Island, 1971);
9 Jul 2010, 07:18 by SmallTownRomanhttp://en.smalltownromanceblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/06/saturday-morning-mixtape.jpg
That was a pretty hectic week and I'm glad it was over. That's why I didn't write a lot this week but did make a mixtape. That's because a real man would not run away from his obligation and make a weekly mixtape. Yes, that's what real men do.
Listen to the mixtape : http://en.smalltownromanceblog.com/?p=973
1. John Martyn - Spencer The Rover
2.Donovan Quinn - Red Corona (03:48)
3. Frankie Rose & the Outs - Little Brown Haired Girls (07:08)
4. Gigi- The Hundredth Time (09:35)
5. The Young Sinclairs - Tribe (13:06)
6. Ed Askew - Fancy That (15:29)
7. Willy "Poor Boy" Lotton - Dirty Mistreater (20:17)
8. Brian Eno & David Byrne - Moonlight In Glory (22:58)
9. Sarah Jaffe - Clementine (27:06)
10. Kevin Drew - F**ed Up Kids (31:30)
11. Charlotte Dada - Don't Let Me Down (36:11)
12. Blackman Akeeb Kareem & His Super Black Borgs - Sad Memory (40:08)
13. Efterklang- Caravan (45:10)
24 Mar 2010, 21:28 by innerearmediaInterview with Ben Howard
Q: Hi Ben, how are you doing?
A: Yeah all good.. at home for a few days with my sister waiting for the rain to subside.
Q: For those who haven’t heard of you, can you give a short introduction of yourself and your music?
A: I’m a fairly happy soul that lives in Devon and writes about growing up. i guess the music’s got a pretty organic acoustic feel to it.
Q: Last year you released the “These Waters” EP, which was quite impressive. Do you have plans for another release any time soon?
A: Yes we’ve been trying to mix the touring with a bit of recording over the winter and we’re sitting down in the next couple of months to finish of the first album. Looking to release it at the end of summer so all very exciting.
Q: What can we expect from you, in terms of new music? Will you go in different directions or will you explore similar sounds as “These Waters”?