8 Jul 2010, 19:15 by _Bogdan_
6 Mar 2009, 21:34 by abclaretTheres lots of medocrity that gets way to much play here and elsewhere, rather than put together some pissy rant I thought I'd put together an expanding list of good bands who I think warrant the need to be checked out.
King Prawn in the 90's this band kept ska innovative and they were several times recognised as pioneers by awards and in the UK press. If these guys didn't throw their schtick in the blender you would have never had Sonic Boom Six or King Blues.
Sona Fariq can't get my head around why these guys weren't bigger. Very similar to Dub War and Skindred.
earthtone9, when nu-metal crap was over saturating the alternative metal airways, an intelligent metal band from the UK came along doing something different and guess what? When you see good bands like this get zero recognition its easy to feel resentment towards metallers.
Blaggers I.T.A. probably the best anti-fascist band ever to grace music. Matty was left to rot in prison by the nazi British Movement after being a 'follower'…
30 Aug 2008, 01:20 by CandaceAlmightyYou all need to check out Batlimore-based revolutionary MC Son of Nun. His second album, "The Art of Struggle" dropped earlier in August. http://www.slepton.com/slepton/viewcontent.pl?id=1955
S.O.N. is the sharpest MC out there in dismantling the lies about US intervention abroad while sticking it to the racist nature of the criminal justice system at home and challenging attacks against Latinos, Arabs and Muslims and is one of the extreme minority of artists who stand up to the brutal (US backed) Israeli occupation of Palestine. SON uses a class analysis to show how there is a method to all of the ugly forms of oppression that occur daily in which a tiny minority benefit from most folks (white, Black, Latino, etc) fighting for the scraps. On both of his albums, SON fuses these attacks on the system with a strong argument for a way forward: solidarity and mass struggle the likes of which have happened here before (1930s, 1960s) and need to be rebuilt again.
1 May 2008, 18:45 by AlanQuaysAMERICAS (54%)
Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks
The Magnetic Fields
The Postal Service
Rickie Lee Jones
The Mountain Goats
The Mars Volta
System of a Down
Yo La Tengo
The Iron Horse
The Arcade Fire
You Say Party! We Say Die!
Toots and The Maytals
Lloyd Cole and The Commotions
Mitchell and Webb
The Young Knives
The English Travelling Wilburys
Belle and Sebastian
Stiff Little Fingers
NEW ZEALAND (4%)
15 Mar 2008, 20:10 by momosupermo1. Gone To Earth by David Sylvian
2. The Queen Is Dead by The Smiths
3. Destiny by Chaka Khan
4. Broken Days by Ofra Haza
5. Baby, The Stars Shine Bright by Everything But the Girl
6. The Love That Whirls (Diary of a Thinking Heart) by Bill Nelson
7. Black Celebration by Depeche Mode
8. Neither Washington Nor Moscow by The Redskins
9. Compañeros by Working Week
10. Futurista by Ryuichi Sakamoto
22 May 2007, 02:49 by cruz992All-Time Faves Lists
Here is my all-time faves list as of today. As time goes on, I will adjust according to taste...
Fave Musical Artists:
2.The Three O'Clock
5.Guided by Voices
6.Big Star/Chris Bell
13.The Field Mice
15.West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band
17.Game Theory/The Loud Family
18.Belle and Sebastian
1.The Someloves-Something Or Other
2.The Three O'Clock-16 Tambourines
3.Sam Phillips-The Indescribable Wow
4.Any Trouble-Where Are All the Nice Girls?
5.R.E.M.-Fables of the Reconstruction
7.Dancing Hoods-12 Jealous Roses
8.Miracle Legion-The Backyard E.P.
9.The Sundays-Reading, Writing, Arithmetic
10.Nanci Griffith-One Fair Summer Evening
11.The Fairways-Is Everything Alright?
12.Oranger-The Quiet Vibration Land
19 Mar 2007, 02:57 by JyotiMishrahttp://www.bzangygroink.co.uk/images/2005/perceptionists.jpg
The Perceptionists: not big Bush fans...
Here's a CD playlist I did for a mate of mine. It's hip hop I love from the last three years, hand-crafted for car-rattling pleasure:
Akir - Politricks
CYNE - Automaton
Sweatshop Union - US
Danger Doom - A.T.H.F.
Skinnyman - No Big Ting
Ghostface Killah - R.A.G.U.
Pipi Skid- WMD
Murs & 9th Wonder - Murray's Law
Lone Catalysts - By My Damn Self Pt. I
Lupe Fiasco - Kick Push
Rodney P - We Don't Like Coppers
Roots Manuva - No Love
Substance Abuse - Fake Contacts
Mars Ill - Stand Back And Watch
Braintax - Syriana Style
Raks One - Knoe Dat ver. 2.0
Wordsworth - What We Gon' Do
Rodney P, Farma G, Mystro, Braintax - You Know Who You Are
Promoe - These Walls Don't Lie
Outer Space - Top Shelf (Featuring Sadat X)
Sage Francis - Gunz Yo
The Perceptionists - Memorial Day
If there's any big theme running through this comp, it's an antiwar one. …
13 Nov 2006, 22:35 by NHAPlaylist for an Eighties Rebellion in Smalltown England (’82-’88)
‘Music’ started for me in about 1982. I was 12 and it was that age when I started listening to music my parents didn’t like. That, essentially, was the point of difference. Previously, I listened to music and enjoyed it but it wasn’t mine (I think ACKtheHACK wrote about this discovery phase in one his excellent journals). I have a very specific memory of hearing KINGS OF THE WILD FRONTIER by ADAM and the Ants and being totally fascinated by it. Not exactly groundbreaking in retrospect but an individual awakening. A few months later I bought the album. At the time it felt quite outrageous, they had two drummers, they wore make up! They thought they were Native Americans! Highwaymen! Pirates! The ‘New Romantic’ scene was in full flow and men wearing make-up was a popular sight in the media but not in my hometown. Oh no! Such music was probably gay and listened to by gays. I didn’t know what ‘gay’ was but listening to such music was tantamount to being ‘queer’. …