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  • 300 songs before you go deaf

    30 Nov 2011, 03:40 by spree0220

    Terribly bored these days....
    They're listed in alphabetical order by artist/band, there was absolutely no specific formula for this. Some songs are on the list because I feel like it was an important song in history, others simply because I just think it's the greatest song ever made. Some day this list will be perfect in my eyes, and it will be 500 songs, not 300.

    AC/DC - You Shook Me All Night Long
    AC/DC - Highway to Hell
    Alicia Keys - You Don't Know My Name
    Animal Collective - Banshee Beat
    Animal Collective - Winters Love
    The Antlers - Two
    Arcade Fire - Neighborhood #1 (Tunnels)
    Arcade Fire - Wake Up
    Arcade Fire - Rebellion (Lies)
    The Avalanches - Since I Left You
    The Beach Boys - Wouldn't It Be Nice
    The Beach Boys - God Only Knows
    Beastie Boys - Intergalactic
    Beastie Boys - Sabotage
    The Beatles - I Want You (She's So Heavy)
    The Beatles - Here Comes the Sun
    The Beatles - Strawberry Fields Forever
    The Beatles - Let It Be
    The Beatles - In My Life
    Belle and Sebastian - If She Wants Me
  • Influential Album #7 - Panda Bear - "Person Pitch"

    26 Feb 2010, 16:54 by eggshmeg35

    The use of samples can be a bit of a touchy subject. I’ll say right now, if you aren’t a fan of the use of samples, you probably will not be a fan of Panda Bear’s “Person Pitch” either. The entire album is based on the use of samples. They aren’t just thrown in there, and passed off as a song, no. They are skilfully altered, manipulated, and placed in a way I have never heard before. Panda Bear creates sounds I never thought were possible; it’s truly amazing that the album is actually full of recycled sounds. You can’t deny that there is talent in that. Creating completely different sounding songs using sounds from other songs is a skill, and you are forced to agree when you listen to “Person Pitch.”

    Panda Bear is actually noah lennox, a member of Animal Collective (a band you may see later on in this list *hint*). Animal Collective is known for their use of samples as well, especially in their newer albums. “Person Pitch” is not just another Animal Collective album, though. …
  • The BEST Seconds in Music of the 00's

    6 Jan 2010, 21:55 by Starfishj031

    10.Wolf EyesStabbed in the FaceBurned Mind( 2004)
    The Part Where It Goes Silent and Then Comes Back (1:58).

    If you made it this far into the song you’re either thinking this is the greatest song ever or you’re dying (literally) for it to be over…or you’re indifferent to it..or you think it’s just sort of OK, I mean how the fuck do I know what you think about it, I’m not a scientist. Merzbow once said that Noise "is the pornography of music", if that’s true then this part is when the dude pulls out, flips the chick over and then the TV goes back to being blurry and scrambled and you’re like “holy shit, I almost got to see some anal”. This part is sweet because if you don’t like it you’ll let out an exhale of relief before you get smacked in the cunt with more noise. I used to listen to Wolf Eyes very loudly as I rode the subway and pushed my way through large crowds around the city, I’m not sure what that says about me but I'm sure its something.

    09.Neon IndianDeadbeat SummerPsychic Chasms (2009)
  • Top 200 Songs of the Decade: Part 1

    13 Dec 2009, 00:57 by likecrocodiles

    Presented in alphabetical order, because with this many tracks it's impossible to rank them.

    1. Juanes - A Dios Le Pido
    If you're a Spanish teacher, this song is great for teaching the subjunctive. It's also Juanes' best song.

    2. Kaki King - Air And Kilometers
    Kaki King manages to wring an incredible amount of emotion out of her guitar. The breakdown about a minute in is great.

    3. LCD Soundsystem - All My Friends
    Surprisingly, the repetition of the keyboard line for 7 minutes doesn't get tiring, but just adds to the melancholic punch of the lyrics: "You spent the first five years trying to get with the plan, and the next five years trying to be with your friends again."

    4. Yeasayer - Ambling Alp
    It's got a great hook and appealing vocals, but it's the complexity of this song that brings it up a notch: the intricate bassline, the synth run at the end, the drums that anchor the rhythm.

    5. Thom Yorke - Analyse
    Deceptively simple and terribly affecting.

    6. Porcupine Tree - Anesthetize
  • 24.

    24 Nov 2009, 23:21 by disairyuzerneim

    Panda Bear Bros (2007)

    from the album Person Pitch

    It goes: "i'm not trying to forget you, i just like to be alone"

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jwwlCSHo50o
  • Random Quiz Thing

    29 Oct 2009, 21:23 by eggshmeg35

    1. What's your favorite song by 15? (Panda Bear)
    Bros because it's just fucking epic. Take Pills is a close second.

    2. How did you get into 20? (Pixies)
    frankie-wilde sent me Monkey Gone to Heaven and another person from school was into them, and suggested I listen to all of Doolittle. I did, and I liked.

    3. Who is your favourite member in 1? (Black Moth Super Rainbow)
    Tobacco IS Black Moth Super Rainbow, pretty much. It was pretty awesome to actually meet him.

    4. Whats your favourite lyric bit by 29? (Ryan Adams)
    Ryan Adams has never really been known for his lyrics, and it's definitely not why I listen to him... Maybe "Here comes that shit again"

    5. Have you ever seen 22 live? (Ratatat)
    Nope. Not sure what their live show is even like, to be honest.

    6. What's your favourite album from 10? (Handsome Furs)
    Plague Park is interesting, but is nothing compared to Face Control. Such a sick album.

    7. Do you own any merchandise from 3? (Beck)
    No...but I wish I could raid his wardrobe or something.
  • 50 greatest songs of the 2000s: 50-26

    19 Aug 2009, 04:14 by evilsoybean

    Well, the decade's just about over, and unless something amazing comes out in the last few months (NEW THAO), I do believe it's time to make a list. Pitchfork's doing it! So I have to! Right?!?

    I made a rule of 1 song per album, just to make things easier for myself. And because there's so much great music to choose from, it doesn't even make that much of a difference.

    Your comments are appreciated!

    50) Handsome Furs - Evangeline
    This is hard rock for the future. Heavy riffing over a driving electronic pulse. The perfect fusion of technology and primal rock energy. And it is badass.

    49) The Strokes - Reptilia
    "I said please don't slow me down, if I'm going too fast." That line sums up this song perfectly, and is not something you would find on the first Strokes album. While Is This It is probably a better album than Room on Fire, this one particular song has all the energy that the debut album was slightly lacking. And it's a damn good song to drive on the highway to at high speeds.
  • Panda Bear / Person Pitch

    17 May 2009, 21:25 by kungfulasers

    I'll admit it. I'd only vaguely heard of Animal Collective when I acquired Person Pitch early last year, but something about the album art in this album affected me, so I thought it couldn't hurt to give it a listen.

    Said album starts off with Comfy in Nautica, which seemed glorious enough. I mostly go through lots of stuff ranging from noise to background music to insanity while working, and this seemed somewhere in between background-ish tunes and nutty collaboration.

    I couldn't even get halfway into the album before my jaw dropped. Bros ripped me a new one, and by 'new one' I mean 'new perspective on appreciating music'. It's a bold thing to say, sure, but I mean every word of it.

    12½ minutes melted away with this track. By the end, I was wondering why it wasn't longer. Samples and snippets were carefully tucked away on this one; sauntering and soaring, representing for me what my dreams were like whenever there was music present.

  • sunshine on a cloudy day mixtape

    3 May 2009, 20:39 by idioteque84

  • Revised 2007 albums

    26 Dec 2008, 02:14 by pecusita

    It’s just impossible to get to know what an entire year has to offer in music. There will always be that artist you just got into that happens to have a wide discography, other albums you may become interested in but don’t get them because you feel swamped by all that you are listening at the moment; many factors can contribute to an album getting 'late into the game'.

    Last year I made a list of 15 albums and ranked them based on average play count, which it’s a convenient and easy way to get pass the torture of comparison but it’s also unfair to any album released after October. Unless there’s a complete take over of my ears, it’s highly unlikely that any of them could ever make it into a list of that sort.

    Taking all of this into consideration, I decided to recognize all the 2007 albums that either got added to my library in the final stretch of said year or were acquired during this year. And also reflect on the list I posted last year, am I still listening to those albums?