18 Nov 2010, 19:33 by Indyalanjones1
26 Apr 2010, 01:15 by hanjabanjaI am Hannah Werdmuller, and I live in Edinburgh, UK, which is bloody great. Here is part 9 of just a few people whose music I really enjoy ... *** indicates someone I think is especially awesome and deserves more listens (although I've almost certainly missed people out ... this isn't an exact science). Recommendations welcome. Check out my journal for parts 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8.
Laya Fisher (Queensland)
Marilies Jagsch (Vienna)
Monsters at Work (São Paulo)
Christa Couture (Vancouver)
Hello, Blue Roses (Vancouver)
Joe Zambon (Ottawa)
Nathan Lawr and the Minotaurs (Toronto)
Nic Oliverio (Toronto)
The Superfantastics (Halifax)
Belle du Berry & David Lewis (Paris) ***
La Nuit Nous Appartient (Paris)
James Vincent McMorrow (Dublin) ***
September 29th (Milan)
14 Sep 2008, 13:02 by dirtyfacadehere.here.here.here.here.
1, Neutral Milk Hotel-holland, 1945
2. Victory At Sea-mary in june
3. Nina Nastasia And Jim White-in the evening
4. Rio En Medio-heaven is high
5. Ane Brun-my lover will go
6. Mew-louise louisa
7. Beck-guess i'm doing fine
8. The Silver Seas-ms. november
9. Fiona Apple-slow like honey
10. Milieu-a september memory
11. Dolores O'Riordan-october
12. Will Oldham-i am still what i meant to be
13. 16 Horsepower-wayfaring stranger
14. Julie Doiron-snow falls in november
15. Matson Jones-a bit of arson never hurt anyone
16. Des_Ark-jesus loves you(but yr still coming home with me tonight)
17. Throwing Muses-carnival wig
29 Jun 2007, 18:06 by ampsterhey! out of last week's top 10 most listened, seven were women! that's pretty sweet. and of all sorts too - a cat power crossed with nirvana by way of nottingham wig-wearing ingenue (Scout Niblett). a sass funk muthafucking jazz heroine who married and bedded and divorced and outplayed some of the finest musicians of her age (Betty Davis). a guitarist (Marnie Stern) inspired to learn to SHRED by Sleater-Kinney (three more righteous women, formed from the ashes of original riot grrrl band Heavens to Betsy). a french chanteuse (Francoise Hardy). bow-wielding asskicking CELLO PLAYERS (Matson Jones). and a girly power punk songbelter who doesn't like your girlfriend and sounds like toni basil about it (Avril Lavigne). i'm oddly proud of that. (no, not listening to avril lavigne.) that in a musical landscape still dominated by gentlemen, i have, quite naturally, graduated towards sounds made by ladies. and one day, it won't even need to be something to be proud of. one day, it won't even be a thing!
17 Mar 2007, 00:28 by mandee_jayneFirst, make a list of your top-20 artists overall. Then, for each of these artists, add the 5 most similar artists to your list. Delete any duplicates, count up the number of entries on your list and this will give you some idea of how eclectic your listening habits are. A score of 6 represents an extremely unvaried musical taste while a 120 represents an extremely varied one.
1. The Dresden Dolls
4. Emilie Autumn
6. Regina Spektor
8. Pretty Balanced
9. Switchblade Symphony
10. Morgan Grace
12. Pony Up!
13. A Particularly Vicious Rumor
14. Darling Violetta
17. Victory At Sea
18. Vox Vermillion
19. Matson Jones
20. The Gathering frick...tied with Flyleaf and only one above The Trucks. Oh well, I'm listening to The Gathering right now, so it will be my 20th I suppose.
I've decided I'm only going to tag the similar artists if I like/listen to them as well and they're not on the list above. …
22 Feb 2007, 02:53 by inkteaI spent a lot of time listening to Pandora.com for a while, and came across a lot of bands I liked, but Matson Jones hit closest to my heart. I like combinations of pretty and gritty, I like electronic tangled up with live instruments (especially strings and percussion), I like minor keys and playful lyrics (which is the main reason why I like Joanna Newsom).
I was playing a mixed disc called "Barn Burned Down" for my cousin on the way back from South Dakota after Christmas this year, and he asked who a lot of the artists were. He was incredibly surprised that I had Matson Jones in my repetoire, as they were a "local band" for him from his days in Colorado, and someone he'd seen live.
Clean recordings have their place, but so do gritty ones. And Matson Jones has a place right next to my pretty, gritty heart.
7 Jan 2007, 01:14 by PassioneerLast year, my New Year's resolution of sorts was to a.) buy more music in 2006 and b.) keep up with current releases better than I had in the past. This was brought on by me realizing just how much music I had been downloading and that I had only purchased about five new releases in 2005 that I can remember. One year later, I have to say that I think I accomplished my goal successfully. I spent almost every dollar I acquired on music, beefing up my collection quite drastically, and managed to get most of the new releases I was interested in (though, as always, there are still a few I need). As to be expected, there were a few I couldn't completely grow to love (and one huge dud I couldn't get into at all) and a few that I did like but have grown tired of, but overall I'm very happy with the albums I bought throughout the year. I discovered a lot of new artists that I now consider among my favorites and I got around to buying some stuff from artists I had long loved but never actually purchased anything from.
2 Jan 2007, 07:12 by MinardiF1A rundown of the CDs I bought this year, in order of purchase.
Modest Mouse - Good News for People Who Love Bad News
Interpol - Antics
The Decemberists - Picaresque
The Decemberists - Castaways and Cutouts
The Arcade Fire - Funeral
Death Cab for Cutie - Plans
Ted Leo & the Pharmacists - Shake the Sheets
The New Pornographers - Twin Cinema
Spoon - Gimme Fiction
The Arcade Fire - EP
The Decemberists - The Tain
Stars - Set Yourself on Fire
Ted Leo & the Pharmacists - Hearts of Oak
Tom Petty - Playback Box Set
Belle & Sebastian - The Life Pursuit
Elvis Costello - My Aim Is True
Nada Surf - The Weight Is A Gift
Interpol - Turn On the Bright Lights
Death Cab for Cutie - Transatlanticism
Wilco - Summerteeth
Weezer - Green Album
Modest Mouse - The Lonesome Crowded West
The Shins - Chutes Too Narrow
Elvis Costello & Allen Toussaint - The River in Reverse
Stars - Heart
Rilo Kiley - More Adventurous
Keane - Under the Iron Sea
Death Cab for Cutie - We Have the Facts and We're Voting Yes
19 Dec 2006, 17:14 by mandee_jayneSo I'm officially a college graduate. I've got a website yet to make, no big deal, but what I'm more excited about is that this is my last full day of being bored at my internship! I've got 3 hours on Thursday still, but that'll be just cleaning up and whatnot. Anyway, so this is the last time I'll be whining while I post my weekly artists, and my last regular, every Tuesday thing. I'll only be posting when I'm bored from home, which might still be a lot since I have no life, and soon I'll have no homework and only two jobs instead of three! But we shall see. I just can't wait to be done with this fucking place!! Anyway, onto this week's music...
Pandora introduced me to Ambulette, Denali's singer's new band, and I went back and found some Denali early this week and fell in love. They should have had more plays but I had a couple computer issues last week that caused my computer to shut itself down, and when it restarted, my last. …
5 Dec 2006, 16:21 by mandee_jayneI'm so tired I just can't possibly get any work done. It hurts to yawn. What's wrong with me? I went to bed almost on time last night. I just hate this place and want to go home and sleep.
So instead I'll waste a little bit of time doing this, maybe I will be a bit more awake after :)
I'm pretty much obsessed with about 4 of these songs. The pretty ones, they are gorgeous, and I listen to them about a million times. I like the rest of them too, though some is a little too upbeat of electronica, depending on my mood. But these 4, I really love: The Chill of October, Man Overboard, Heartland, and Everything Must End...178 listens last week and more than half were probably those songs alone.
I guess it was just a very electronic week for me. Pretty much everything else I listened to was on random (I had my playlist on random a lot last week), but Client and Ladytron were specifically played because I'm so in love with them.