• These TRULY deserved the Academy Award (2008-2001)

    10 Jun 2008, 16:15 by Epitymbidia

    A few days ago I glanced over a list of the films the music of which won an Academy Award for Original Music Score, just out of curiosity, as I wanted to know what films were nominated in the year 2000 when John Corigliano's "The Red Violin" was the winner. What I found out, what must have been painfully buried deep in my little heart, was the crucial fact that the most gorgeous Rachel Portman WASN'T the winner with her phantastic music for "The Cider House Rules"! Don't get me wrong, I love Corigliano's score, but, I mean: WHAT? IMPOSSIBLE!

    That was the point when I started to have a closer look at that list and it was absolutely horrible. That experience, of course, is quite individual and subjective, depends on taste and blablabla, and although I always say to others "de gustibus non est disputandum" I decided that THIS is enough!

    I decided furthermore to create a new personal tag for me with which I will mark all of those filmmusic scores that I think deserve the golden boy…
  • Shuffled Music Meme #5

    15 Dec 2007, 21:09 by Vortarulo

    Put all your music into your favorite MP3 player, hit shuffle and write down the first 10 tracks that come up, no matter how embarrassing they might be!

    Currently I have 2693 mp3s in my playlist. Okay, let's see, äh, hear:

    01. Tibet Buddhist Monks — Harmony Of The Soul (Tibetan)
    02. 中山美穂 — Hero (Japanese)
    03. Otto Waalkes — Örtchen (German)
    04. Elastica — Connection (English)
    05. Star Trek: Voyager — You Are My Sunshine (English)
    06. Stefan Raab — Hier kommt die Maus (German)
    07. The Neverhood — Klaymen Shuffle (-)
    08. Futurama — Theme (-)
    09. Esperanto Desperado — Sola (Esperanto)
    10. Rachel Portman — Other Possibilities (-)

    - André
  • The shuffle game oracle

    7 Aug 2007, 16:00 by mona_mothma

    This was real fun to do. Shuffle through my playlist and let the songs answer all sorts of questions. So, here goes:

    The next time you stand up in front of a group of people, you'll say:
    Song: Nights in White Satin
    Artist: The Moody Blues
    Comment: "oooohhh how I looooove youuuu" I'll make a love declaration in front of a group of people? Looking forward to that.

    Your favorite thing to say when drunk is:
    Song: Bad Day
    Artist: R.E.M.
    Comment: "It's been a bad day, please don't take a picture." LOL! Exactly right.

    Your message to the world:
    Song: Castaway
    Artist: Green Day
    Comment: "Castaway, goin' at it alone, Castaway, now I'm on my own" Cheery that one. So, my message is that I'm a loner?

    Your deepest secret:
    Song: Wind Out
    Artist: R.E.M.
    Comment: This song is kinda weird, twisted and the band sound pretty drunk. So deep down I'm weird and twisted and want to be drunk?

    Your innermost desire:
    Song: Joining You
  • Music I Have [Album List]

    15 Jul 2007, 00:32 by SuCCeR

    Absurd Minds
    -Come Alive
    Adam Green
    -Jacket Full Of Danger
    Aesthetic Perfection
    -Close To Human
    After Forever
    -Digital Deceit CDM
    -Invisible Circles
    -Prison of Desire
    Age of Silence
    -Sons Palliatifs
    Alien Produkt
    -Melodies for the Devil
    -Perdicion, Perversion, Demencia
    And One
    -Virgin Superstar
    -Observations in Human Error
    -A Time of Day
    Angels & Agony
    -God Has a Plan for Us All
    Anthony Rother
    -Inquisition Symphony
    -Plays Metallica By Four Cellos
    Apoptygma Berzerk
    -Apopcalyptic Manifesto
    Arch Enemy
    -Doomsday Machine
    As I Lay Dying
    -As I Lay Dying: American Tragedy
    -Beneath The Encasing Of Ashes
    -Frail Words Collapse
    Aslan Faction
    -Window Chamber
    Assemblage 23
  • Step 4: C Albums

    10 May 2007, 15:54 by autumnleaves18

    Revelations I came across while in this section of my goal:

    * Lerner & Loewe is one of my favourite composing teams for musicals. EVER.

    * Andrew Lloyd Webber has really repetitive music. I know I've stated this before, but I feel I must do so again, just to prove my point.

    * I really like the Magnetic Fields...they're kind of off the mainstream, but that's part of the charm. Pretty awesome.

    * There is no end to my love of Oldies. It's what I grew up on, and I love them dearly.

    * The musical Chicago rocks. However, Mary Sunshine bugs me.

    * Rachel Portman is great.

    * I really hate listening to Christmas music before the middle of December.

    * Adam Pascal's voice hits a certain part of my brain/heart, and makes it really hard to concentrate.

    * Queen...oh man, complicated relationship. Yeah.

    * George Harrison = amazing.

    * The song You Will Be My Ain True Love is basically the reason I got the Cold Mountain soundtrack.

  • Too good for words

    12 Nov 2006, 23:16 by thesuperalice

    I just re-compiled my "too good for words" playlist, which is music without words in it. I listen to it while I work because I find lyrics particularly interesting and thus distracting. I'll probably be listening to lyric-free songs a lot as a result.

    For example, Rachel Portman's songs on the soundtrack to Benny & Joon is lyric-free and simply good.
  • The Monumental Play Count of 10,000

    14 Oct 2006, 22:40 by Porpentina

    Yep, it's happened. I got my 10,000th track scrobbled on September 28th. The glorious track, Liiton loppu, is a song from my favourite Finnish metal band Mokoma.

    My top 10 charts
    (updated on October 2nd)


    1. Iron Maiden 1038 plays

    I haven't listened to them much lately. I've discovered so much new music recently, and maybe I also got an overdose of Maiden at some point. All the same, they are still where they rightly belong: at the top of the charts. (Rank at the time of the 5,000 played tracks: 1st)

    2. Mokoma 497 plays

    As I said, Mokoma is my favourite Finnish metal band right now. I'll see them live for the second time in November, which I'm very much looking forward to, so propably they will get a huge amount of listens in near future. (4th)

    3. Scandinavian Music Group 317 plays

    This is the biggest surprise in my charts: a non-metal band in my top three. When I reached 5,000 played tracks in July I hadn't listened to them at all. …
  • Albums........

    2 May 2006, 15:59 by pilgr1m

    I suppose due to the negative feedback I've received.. this will just be an album list.. and um.. yea.. if you'd like recommendations from an artist I have.. i'll gladly give them to you. Just PM me. I respect the fact that people use the streaming music feature on last.fm and in order to keep that free.. blatant operations such as those previously posted would not fly well. I'm all for keeping last.fm from the grasp of the evil RIAA.

    Here is a list of albums I'm willing to upload. If you like the concept of sharing music through last.fm please join http://www.last.fm/group/Please%2BShare

    2Pac - Greatest Hits (discs 1&2)
    A Perfect Circle - Mer de Noms
    Above & Beyond - Air for Life
    Aeone, Lee Holdridge - The Mists Of Avalon
    AFI - Sing the Sorrow
    Air - Talkie Walkie
    Air - Moon Safari
    Air - The Virgin Suicides
    All American Rejects - Move Along
    American Hi-Fi Self-Titled
    Aphex Twin - Richard D. James Album
    Apocalyptica - Cult
    Apocalyptica - Inquisition Symphony
    Apocalyptica - Plays Metallica By Four Cellos