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Lug 4 2011, 2:45 di GroovemineArtist: Yacht
With their newest album, dance duo YACHT have created the funkiest dystopia ever imagined, and a great concept album. Shangri-La expands on the science-fiction theme of the duo’s See Mystery Lights, creating a more cohesive set of songs — on what might be called a rock opera — full of post-apocalyptic characters and stories within the album.
The album kicks off with three blazing disco tracks, all of them single-worthy. Album opener “Utopia” is a tropical ditty that sounds like walking into a luau on Mars, with its synthesized electric groove and strong, layered harmonies. Next up is the previously released single “Dystopia (The Earth is on Fire),” which features singer Claire Evans doing her best to cement her place as the new Annie Lennox. The song, a pounding fire-and-brimstone dance-floor track, the song is arguably...
Entire review on Groovemine, FREE MP3: “Dystopia” & FREE MIXTAPE courtesy of Claire Evans, HERE
Apr 4 2011, 9:05 di SoylenceIn reverse chronological order! These first seven albums are exclusively things from the past decade. All the albums I'd like to recommend from before I was born are going to be in a later posting because I think I've written enough for one night.
First, though, a note on my tastes: they're really not great by any critical standard. This is because most of the artists I really like are artists that blend pop music as an art (intelligent!) and pop music as entertainment (lots of hooks). Also, wit and camp are always appreciated. Oh, and a lot of the music I think is worth listening to (particularly on the modern side) is material a lot of people will dismiss with the label "hipster garbage." I honestly don't care because all of these are very accessible and not at all pretentious. On with the show.
The Pains of Being Pure at Heart - Belong (2011)
Genre: indie pop
Samples: "Belong," "Heart In Your Heartbreak," "My Terrible Friend"
Apr 19 2010, 14:16 di HausemerHey there,
it's been a long delay since the last round. Sorry for this, i had a lot to do in university...
Now, round 2 is coming up with the following rules:
66 albums (64 + 2 wildcards)
8 groups with 8 or 9 records each
2 votes in every group
4 records proceed to next phase
As I'll go to Croatia in the beginning of May, the voting runs until May 9th @ 23:59 UTC.
Have fun with it... :)
Phoenix - Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix
Julian Casablancas - Phrazes For The Young
The Decemberists - The Hazards of Love
dredg - The Pariah, The Parrot, The Delusion
Apr 2 2010, 22:52 di kahhtDid Pink Flloyd start this triangular trend? I can't say for sure but in the past few years there has been a proliferation of albums with triangular album artwork. Surpisingly, no albums that I saw contained a golden triangle (not even Golden Triangle). A golden triangle is the triangle created by the point of a five sided star. In other words, the height is exactly 1.618, or the golden ratio phi, times the width of the base.
Equilateral triangles are three sided shapes where all sides are of equal length and therefore all angles measure sixty degrees.
IAMX - Kingdom of Welcome Addiction (May 19, 2009)
Fuck Buttons - Colours Move
Health - Die Slow
Lali Puna - Our Inventions
Little Boots - Hands (June 8, 2009)
Mugstar - Sun Broken
Solardip - Dip Inside
Sound of Stereo - Zipper EP
The Subs - Subculture
Vitalic - Poison Lips
Vitalic - Flashmob
Yacht - See Mystery Lights
Mar 2 2010, 15:40 di HausemerIn the first round we have undecided groups. So, we'll run an extra poll, who to proceed.
rules of this stage:
1 vote per group
number in brackets is the number of proceeding artists
voting until 7th March 2010 @ 23:59 UTC
Group2 (1 proceeds)
Franz Ferdinand - Tonight
The xx - xx
Lady Gaga - The Fame Monster
Dashboard Confessional - After the Ending
Tim Hecker - An Imaginery Land
The Horrors - Primary Colours
Moderat - Moderat
Colbie Caillat - Breakthrough
Brand New - Daisy
Green Day - 21st Century Breakdown
…And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead - The Century Of Self
Muse - The Resistance
Mumford & Sons - Sigh No More
Malajube - Labyrinthes
Biffy Clyro - Only Revolutions
Pure Reason Revolution - Amor Vincit Omnia
Mika - The Boy Who Knew Too Much
Girls - Album
Raekwon - Only Built For Cuban Linx II
The Pains of Being Pure at Heart - The Pains of Being Pure at Heart
Feb 22 2010, 17:07 di risK49Indie, like Hip-Hop (alternative & underground) seems a bit on the slide -here's hopin' i'm proven wrong!! Geting really hard to distinguish between the qualities of Indie & Electronica, well and truly meshed after the mid-late 00's burst of DFA, LCD, Knife, Hot Chip, Gang Gang Dance, An.Col, Black Dice, Rapture, MGMT etc. Most of these boundaries have eroded beyond recognition. I like the way music does that to us!!!
Some great releases here, but very few of these are Indie, in the sense of what would have been defined as Indie only a couple of years ago. It's Indie-ish!!
Vote for your top genre Indie / Indie-Electronica here.
Merriweather Post Pavillion
Listened to this more than any other album over the course of the year. It came out in Jan, so it's time tested! Popular…
Gen 27 2010, 16:09 di spinfluxI put them in the order I liked (the code allows for this and then you generate). I suppose since I only started using last.fm in July, it didn't give me a full 20 albums. HMM.
And yo, my first last.fm post. Hai last.fm bloggy thing! Sorry for just now getting around to you after installing your software three years ago. I was busy with Pandora. No competition, I heart you both in different ways.
2009 ushered in a lot of music that was old to everyone else but new to me. I get around to hearing things on my own time. I'm either way ahead or way behind when it comes to whatever I'm playing in heavy rotation. I had a big anti-indie rock chip on my shoulder that I finally got rid of. I realized music isn't automatically crap if it's popular. Well, not always. That's just my formative years of post-MTV betrayal talking. While I still can't get into stuff like Hot Chip or The Knife, I am finally becoming less wary of indie rock blended with electronic music. …
Gen 22 2010, 22:34 di cmruarkesqHere are my 20 favorite songs of 2009 (limit one per artist), arranged so as to flow nicely when played end-to-end. Italic emphasis has been given to songs of which I am especially fond.
The Postmarks - My Lucky Charm
Wye Oak - Siamese
Alela Diane - Dry Grass & Shadows
The Love Language - Sparxxx
The Coathangers - 143
Passion Pit - Folds in Your Hands
Yo La Tengo - Periodically Double or Triple
St. Vincent - Marrow
Dirty Projectors - Stillness Is the Move
The Flaming Lips - The Sparrow Looks Up at the Machine
N.A.S.A. - Gifted
Wilco - Bull Black Nova
Andrew Bird - Masterswarm
The Mountain Goats - Matthew 25:21
Ghostface Killah - Paragraphs Of Love
Neko Case - Red Tide
The Clientele - I Wonder Who We Are
Mayer Hawthorne - I Wish It Would Rain
The Fiery Furnaces - Lost at Sea
Animal Collective - Brother Sport
A couple honorable mentions for albums: Jay-Z's third Blueprint is great for the first half, but takes such a dramatic…
Gen 16 2010, 0:14 di VGoRiLLaZ