• (Drugi) rok na (28 III 2009 - 27 III 2010)

    27 Mar 2010, 22:51 by marychpl

    No i kolejny rok minął - wydarzyło się trochę rzeczy. Z tych muzycznych na pewno duży skok muzyki "Made in Japan", czego głównym powodem jest zapewne większe zainteresowanie anime i mangą z mojej strony. Trochę osłabło przy okazji "słuchanie" Hirano Ayi, na rzecz innych artystów. Za najlepszego artystę z Japonii, którego muzykę słuchałem w tym roku, imo mogę uznać Taku Iwasaki(岩崎琢) - świetny soundtrack do Tengen Toppa Gurren Laganna z 2007 roku. Z rzeczy nieazjatyckich wymienię Pink Floydów. Mimo, że oczywiście jakoś "ze słyszenia" znałem ten zespół, to dopiero od lata poznałem go szerzej. Najlepiej chyba spodobało mi się z ichniejszych płyt - The Wall, oraz Division Bell. Na topie mojego lasta zaś ciągła dominacja Kultu -prawie 6 tysięcy odtworzeń(~3 razy więcej od następnego T.Love). Z rzeczy innych - 2,5k postów, oraz (według Flag Countera) ponad 17k przejrzeń profilu.
    Dla statystyk z poprzedniego roku - zapraszam do tego wpisu.
  • One year of Last FM top

    13 Jan 2010, 21:13 by an_cat_dubh

    Nota Bene: Depeche Mode "Sounds of the Universe" has 221 listens.
    "Fold Your Hands Child, You Walk Like A Peasant" by Belle and Sebastian - 184
    and "A Woman A Man Walked by" by John Parish and PJ Harvey has 216 but due to different album tags they are placed much lower than they should be.

    an_cat_dubh's top albums (overall) 1. Garbage - Garbage (584) Mansun - Attack Of The Grey Lantern (536) Manic Street Preachers - This Is My Truth Tell Me Yours (519) PJ Harvey - Rid of Me (471) The Smiths - The Queen Is Dead (469) http://covers.nmstudio. …
  • Neutral Milk Hotel - On Avery Island

    2 Aug 2008, 09:49 by jheisel

    This week was met with another tie, which I broke easily: the reason I don't have those New Order records ripped is because I have the rather comprehensive 2-disc Singles collection ripped, and I really don't see anything on the track lists of the other records I have that suggest I am missing out on anything. Am I wrong?

    So I went with Neutral Milk Hotel - On Avery Island instead. Obviously, everyone agrees that In the Aeroplane Over the Sea is a classic, and I guess I got caught up in that when I was going through my initial rips, years ago. Having come back to Avery probably a good six years or so since I last listened to it, I must say it's a pretty excellent album. From start to (almost) finish, it had me enthralled, although I should say that part of that feeling may have been from knowing where Jeff Mangum was headed with his next record. The 10-minutes feedback fuzzbomb at the end of the album is kind of distracting, but other than that, the album grabs ahold of you at its start and does not let go. …
  • No heaven...

    28 Feb 2008, 19:51 by georman

    Recently I'm quite addicted to the great compositions of New Order. Fortune blessed me with winning an auction on you-can-imagine-which website (actually it's even mentioned in my profile...).
    The result: I got quite cheap 5 gorgeous albums for about 15 euros (shipping included)... This cannot be all too healthy, I'm convinced! But at least I'm happy :D
    and quite surprised by how good they are, because I used to think Low-Life would be the very best of it and now I find it's only number 4 of these ;) But don't get me wrong, Low-Life is GREAT!

    - Power, Corruption & Lies
    - Low-Life
    - Brotherhood
    - Technique
    - Republic

    Once I got Movement and Get Ready it'll be complete (with Substance included as proper album)
    But prejudice towards those 2 albums and the 5 nearly perfect substitutes I just added to my collection will satisfy me for a long, long time :)

    A recommendation to all the owners of Substance and/or Singles: Don't miss this stuff! I've come to realize that…
  • ALBUMS I OWN - constantly under construction

    10 Feb 2008, 09:32 by krissekrisse

  • Condensing a band into a recommendation.

    13 Dec 2007, 18:53 by melsh

    I always get requests like this for my 'top' band. People just think of New Order as the Bizarre Love Triangle band or the Blue Monday band but don't know the rest of their work. Every now and again I get an acquaintance who wants an introduction to them so they can see what all my fuss is about. And there lies the rub. How do I go about giving an impression that makes them purchasable?

    Because, ultimately, I want them to sling some money towards the band/label, ergo making more demand for them (every person counts and all that).

    I can say the fan base as a whole has lucked out with recent films like 24 Hour Party People and Control - the exposure, even if a little dramatic, is good for the catalogue.

    I sat down and got together the tracks I would have wanted to hear were I first being introduced to the band. And no, it wasn't just a play by play of Substance, although it's a pretty decent 2 disc set nonetheless.

    From the early days, in no other order than first thought:

  • Some random top 10 meme I stole from someone

    9 Nov 2006, 07:30 by strangelove88

    I don't remember who though.

    For each artist in your top 10 artists, name
    - your favorite song
    - your favorite album
    - your favorite lyrics
    - how you got started listening to them
    - last played

    1.) Depeche Mode
    - Favorite Song: Shake the Disease
    - Favorite Album: tie between Construction Time Again and Black Celebration
    - Favorite Lyrics: They change from time to time. Right now it'd have to be "You can't change the world, but you can change the facts/When you change the facts, you change points of view/When you change points of view, you may change a hope/And when you change a hope, you may change the world" from New Dress
    - How you got started listening to them: It's a long, sordid story but I'll give you the condensed version. I had been into them for a while, and started gradually listening to them more as my 80s thing got bigger. Then I heard Everything Counts one day on VH1 Classic and bought The Singles 81-85, and the rest is history.
  • Desert Island 100

    1 Jul 2006, 05:11 by redrimbaud

    Having had a whole load of fun reading through pattismithowns, hickorywind and all’s list of Top 100 albums I must say that my interest was more than a little piqued. But being the wishy-washy person that I am, I didn’t think I could possibly go through the list and rank the albums. That’s just an impossible task for me. Far too insane to even contemplate. So, I have figured another way around this and come up with a Desert Island Discs 100.

    So….the following list of albums are really not in any order. They are possibly not even going to make the lists of most respectable critics, fans and other assorted Top 100 whatnots. They are possibly not even my 100 favourite albums. They’re just 100 albums I think I would need if I could hear nothing else, stuck on an island.

    By the time I completed with this list, I figured out one thing about my own listening habit – I wasn’t an albums person…It was a ridiculously tough task picking out individual albums to bring along because I liked bits and pieces of albums…