• Updated Guide to Paul McCartney Albums Part 1, the 70s

    17 Nov 2007, 10:49 by homerfaccee

    I did a guide to Paul McCartneyalbums a year or so ago to help people aviod Paul's crap ("Waterfalls") and to help them find some diamonds in the ruff (One of These Days). But things have changed since then, namely tastes, a new album and I have actually listened to his whole discography by now. So here is part 1, the 70s, in more deatil.

    Good ALbums:

    McCartney- Solid album over all, altough very weak in some parts. Not very consistent. I still love Maybe I'm Amazed despite adult contemporary radio's best efforts to make me sick of it. Junk is a pretty song and another standout.

    Venus And Mars- Let me start off by saying Magneto And Titanium Man is one of my favorite McCartney songs of all time. This album slows down in the middle, but both starts and ends strong. You Gave Me The Answer is great and Paul sings his ass of in Call Me Back Again. I think this album would be almost as good as Band on the Run if it wasn't for the middle of the album where Paul let the other guys sing a couple songs.
  • The Late 20th Century Project (Complete)

    8 Apr 2007, 19:58 by Semutahed

    Reprinted from another of my sites, and edited.

    In the spring of 2004, i stumbled onto an idea i think was one of my greatest ideas for a musical mix. It was built on an idea, as most grand ideas are, from something that had been building in my head for some time. I am fairly certain that it revolves around the song by Boards of Canada: 1969. I started thinking about songs named after years. I wondered if there was a song named for every year. It seemed far-fetched when i started. There are a multitude of songs out there granted, but were there enough artists out there impressed with one or any given number of random years to have named their song after it?
    Some seemed obvious: 1999, 1984, 1969. But what about 1962 or 1987. What could be so great about those years that a song is worthy of being named by it. So i started my search. I had stringent rules. Mainly, the song had to have the year in the title (though not necessarily, mentioned in the song, as mostly i am into songs without words anyway). …