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  • The Top 50 Rundown

    2 Oct 2010, 08:15 by Hulacat

    Answering the following questions based on my top 50 overall artists as recorded by Last.fm.

    1. How did you get into 31?
    Kate Nash - I saw the video for Foundations, and I was head over heels for that accent, the glance toward the fish bowl on the line about embarassing their friends. There was no going back.

    2. What was the first song you ever heard by 22?
    Jenny Lewis with The Watson Twins - Run Devil Run, first song on the album. Long-time Jenny fan. She can do no wrong, and the Watson Twins having her back only makes her stronger.

    3. What’s your favourite lyric by 41?
    Arcade Fire - We Used to Wait: "It seems strange / How we used to wait for letters to arrive / But what's stranger still / Is how something so small can keep you alive"

    4. What is your favourite album by 49?
    The Weepies - Say I Am You. Lovely rainy day album. "When I was a child, everybody smiled. Nobody knows me at all."

    5. How many albums by 13 do you own?
  • #35,000

    11 Mar 2009, 21:35 by lauramich

    Laura Veirs, Galaxies. Via PandoraFM.
  • april was twelvetone's streamable faves

    2 May 2008, 17:09 by jannon

    This Heat – A New Kind of Water
    Pissed Jeans – Boring Girls
    Make Believe – Amscaredica
    Love 666 – National
    Times New Viking – Teenage Lust!
    Loose Fur – You Were Wrong
    Bill Fay Group – Spiritual Mansions
    The Psychic Paramount – Echoh Air
    Laurie Anderson – Big Science
    Bonnie 'Prince' Billy – Lay and Love
    Jackson C. Frank – Milk And Honey
    Aloha – Brace Your Face
    Jim O'Rourke – All Downhill From Here
    Talk Talk – Ascension Day
    Unwound – Equally Stupid
    Jens Lekman – Black Cab
    The Kinks – Picture Book
    Wipers – This Time
    The Howling Hex – Pair Back Up Mass with
    LCD Soundsystem – Someone Great
    Brian Eno – King's Lead Hat
    Lullaby for the Working Class – Show Me How the Robots Dance
    Big Star – Thirteen
    Neil Young – A Man Needs a Maid
    Eric's Trip – Lighthouse
    Pinback – Sender
    Jawbox – Chicago Piano
    Comets on Fire – Whiskey River
    Wilderness – End of Freedom
    Sun Kil Moon – Duk Koo Kim
    Dead Moon – Ricochet
    Bruce Springsteen – Highway Patrolman
    Hurl – Bred In Kentucky
    The Left Banke – I've Got Something on My Mind
  • Funky fresh tunes! (to me, at least)

    16 Mar 2008, 21:14 by Momofunk

    After my last rant wondering where the good music had run away to, I've been pleasantly surprised lately.

    Right now, Gaelle is blowing my mind a bit. It depresses me to know that this album has been out since 2004 and I just discovered her in the last month! What really hooked me was mercy street, her cover of the Peter Gabriel classic. I stumbled across it somewhere on Last.fm radio and it was good enough to lead me to her album. It's phenomenal. There's some Erykah Badu soul, some Blue Six mellowness, mixed together around her fabulous voice and some interesting lyrical content. Highly recommended!

    I've been digging Tegan and Sara lately as well. I've known about them for years, but must have had bad luck. Everything I heard sounded like overly whiny, annoying crappy folk music. Wow, was I wrong. Last.fm radio and some tracks from hunnybee7 showed me how wrong of an impression that was, so i ended up picking up their first album. …
  • The month's tunes 2007

    24 Nov 2007, 21:25 by yeswecancan

  • I can't sleep.

    27 Sep 2007, 04:58 by semblence

    Transcribe your top ten & use them to answer the questions:


    1. Regina Spektor
    2. Tegan and Sara
    3. The Beatles
    4. Imogen Heap
    5. Death Cab for Cutie
    6. Kate Nash
    7. The Decemberists
    8. Laura Veirs
    9. Hello Saferide
    10. The Ditty Bops

    1. What was the first song you ever heard by 6?
    Merry Happy

    2. What is your favourite album of 2?
    All time hands down love it forever: So Jealous.

    3. What is your favourite lyric that 5 has sung?
    when every thursday i'd brave those mountain passes
    and you'd skip your early classes
    and we'd learn how our bodies worked

    OR

    And when I see you
    I really see you upside down
    but my brain knows better
    It picks you up and turns you around

    4. How many times have you seen 4 live?
    I wish. Hopefully soon.

    5. What is your favourite song by 7?
    Shiny, Here I Dreamt I Was an Architect, or Red Right Ankle.

    6. What is a good memory you have considering the music of 10?
    pretty much any time I listen to them, they're such a happy, lovely band.
  • Lyrics - 5/27/07

    27 May 2007, 20:45 by JessRae1987

    "You push until you're shoving/You bend until you break"
    - The Blues.
    "But maybe I can show you, baby/Maybe, I can relax for good" - Total Revenge.
    "I won't hear what you have to say about me/Hear if you're gonna live without me/I won't hear what you want" - I Remember.
    "When we dance, when we dance/Eagles and seagrass float on by" - Galaxies.
    "And this is a song for/The girl I that might meet tomorrow/So tell the one from yesterday/It's time to disappear/'Cause she's still on my mind after one year" - Can You Hear Me?.
    "He who is groovy must be in my movie" - POD.
    "I come undone; oh, yes, I do/Just think of all the thoughts wasted on you/And every word you say, say something sweet/'Cause all I taste is blood between my teeth" - I'm Ready.
  • Another volume for your edification

    13 Feb 2007, 03:21 by laluneverte

    Every now and then, I compile a playlist that's just too good to keep to myself. This is one of them. If you can pull together these songs, give them a listen. {Most are available on iTunes.} Hopefully you'll find them as infectious and eye-opening as I have. If not, well, at least maybe you heard something new.

    1. Only Cream And Bastards Rise
    “…Yeah, you can see it in their eyes.” Great kickoff song full of vim and vigor, and one of those songs I always catch myself yelling along to at the top of my lungs in my car. “And you know what that means. It means someone’s got to lose. It’s probably you.” Underdogs have an anthem.

    2. Young Folks
    “We could stick around and see this night through.” Any song with bongos. I’m serious. …This song is a slow burner. Give it a couple listens and let it soak. That chorus is infectious, and there’s something so calming about those easy, whatever-happens lyrics. “All we care about is talking, talking only me and you.” Recommended for: anyone who’s had someone they could just talk to.
  • [Video] Laura Veirs - Galaxies

    27 Jan 2007, 20:47 by RompeRatones

  • too much free time

    13 Nov 2006, 02:13 by Yai

    I thought this meme was interesting so I'll try it. Stolen from boingocure

    Reminds you of your ex-love:
    Half There and Dancing

    Makes you cry:
    Names figuratively
    Hide And Seek literally

    Makes you laugh:
    The Internet Is for Porn

    Makes you wanna dance:
    Bananaphone

    Reminds you of the one you love:
    My Funny Valentine

    You wish you wrote:
    A Rush of Blood to the Head

    You like from your parents collection:
    No idea what my parents listen to but...
    Wishing On a Star

    Reminds you of your childhood:
    No Rain

    Makes you think of the moon:
    Tonight, Tonight

    Makes you think of the stars:
    Galaxies

    Makes you think of the sun:
    Dog On The Sidewalk

    Makes you think of being alone:
    To Be Gone

    You love but never wanna hear again:
    The Moment I Said It