1 Jun 2010, 17:45 by CvaldaVessalisHello anyone and everyone!! Well, I have had a more than crazy few months since I last blogged about my favorites of 2010 thus far... Music wise, it's been more than eventful, with plenty more amazing releases to listen to (but obviously I'll be getting on to that a little later!) and, most excitingly, the seeming return of the music video as a trendy art-form. True, some bands do take it upon themselves to unleash at least one amazing video for each of their albums these days, but we've already been spoiled-more-than-silly with audio-visual accompaniments to some rather brilliant (or not really) singles this year. Contenders for the year-end blogs include Vampire Weekend's celeb-heavy tennis match for Giving Up The Gun; Hot Chip and director Pete Serafinowicz's boyband execution parody for I Feel Better; and, last but by certainly-no-means-least, Romain Gavras and M.I.A.'s blisteringly brilliant clip for Born Free that really has to be seen to be believed... …
29 Dec 2009, 13:31 by verdena=======================
01 http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v440/verdena/erik-hassle.jpg Erik Hassle ♫ Hassle
02 http://images.play.com/covers/8293567s.jpg Florence and The Machine ♫ Lungs
03 http://images.play.com/covers/8858123s.jpg Bat for Lashes ♫ Two Suns
04 http://images.play.com/covers/5343948s.jpg The Gossip ♫ Music For Men
05 http://images.play.com/covers/6179127s.jpg Yeah Yeah Yeahs ♫ It's Blitz!
06 http://images.play.com/covers/10713289s.jpg Athlete ♫ Black Swan
07 http://images.play.com/covers/1130135s.jpg U2 ♫ No Line on the Horizon
08 http://images.play.com/covers/5343944s.jpg Kasabian ♫ West Ryder Pauper Lunatic Asylum
09 http://images.play.com/covers/8990185s.jpg Peaches ♫ I Feel Cream
10 http://images.play.com/covers/5889467s.jpg Paolo Nutini ♫ Sunny Side Up
11 http://images.play.com/covers/6108404s.jpg Franz Ferdinand ♫ Tonight: Franz Ferdinand
12 http://images.play.com/covers/5310409s.jpg Arctic Monkeys ♫ Humbug
24 Dec 2009, 08:37 by SoylenceCheck out the accompanying 8tracks mix at http://8tracks.com/soylentheliotrope/soylentheliotrope-s-best-of-2009-extravaganza
10. Animal Collective - Merriweather Post Pavillion
Genres: psychedelic, indie pop, critic bait
Choice tracks: “Brothersport”, “Lion in a Coma”, “Summertime Clothes”
Commentary: How many licks does it take to get to the center of the hype critics built up around this album? The world may never know.
9. The BPA - I Think We're Gonna Need a Bigger Boat
Genres: big beat, alternatronica, dance-rock
Choice tracks: “Toe Jam”, “So It Goes”, “Seattle”
Commentary: The sweetness of this album is only outmatched by the boy I made out with while listening to it.
8. Datarock - Red
Genres: new wave, indietronica, dance-rock
15 May 2009, 19:46 by DominiqueTheFoxhttp://img268.imageshack.us/img268/3531/wellokw.png
Well, ok. I've officially scared myself. But it doesn't mean I'm gonna stop listening to Andrew Bird! No way! :D
So as I always fail with making 'the best of...' lists at the end of the year, I've decided to make one right now. I haven't checked so many albums yet, so please forgive me.
Btw, I've spent week on discovering cool albums from 2008... it's a shame that I've missed so much of them.
15.Emmy the Great - First Love
It's not that I don't like her or something. She just does not move me... and the album versions of demos are mostly spoiled. Or I have to give her another try... or not.
14.John Parish and Polly Jean Harvey - A Woman A Man Walked By
Despite of beautiful artwork I just can't get into this one. Maybe I'm just an immature listener or something.
13.Lily Allen - It's Not Me, It's You
Again, I quite enjoyed new Lily and thanks to my friends she will always remind me of nice May afternoons <3 I only got a bit tired of her.
27 Feb 2009, 18:55 by CvaldaVessalisWhat a difference a month makes, eh? I don't know about you but 2009 has been quite the shit year so far; if it's not personal upheavals at home/work, then it's another natural disaster, civil uprising or celebrity succumbing to cancer flooding the news. This alongside having to contend with intellectually reprehensible Reality TV shows that, in spite of all of their horribleness, remain compulsively watchable. And if I even begin to start on American Idol, I'll never finish, so... It was also, of course, awards season too, one which saw Coldplay, Duffy and A.R. Rahman (with the rather fabulous Slumdog Millionaire score) in particular hoover up the competition and leave the full bag outside for the crows to slowly rip apart. With all this in mind, I'm keen to treat the end of February as the unofficial start to the new year, complete with a brand new iPod Classic and thirty albums to listen to. Those brave enough to read what I have to say can find the critiques below for their sleep-inducing pleasure... you have been warned!
13 Feb 2009, 15:36 by Depa1969New albums, tracks, movies & DVDs:
Kings of Leon - a recurring name, which is likely worth a check.
After taking home the Golden Globe award earlier this month for his song The Wrestler, Bruce Springsteen was completely ignored for the Oscar...
No Doubt seems to be in preparation for a tour, first one since 2004 - followed by a new album.
Eddie Van Halen says Van Halen will not fold, now that their reunion tour is over. Plans for a new album with David Lee Roth are on the table. Eddie is also promoting his website: EVHgear.
Lil' Wayne's Prom Queen.
Ben Harper is coming up with a new and heavier album, due in May: White Lies For Dark Times.
John Martyn died at 60 on January 29. His album Solid Air is a classic.
Amazon is becoming the smarter game in town with respect to legal music downloads. With 'flash' promotions they are pricing aggressively some albums at $1.99 for very short periods of time. The most recent one was Andrew Bird's new release Noble Beast.