• Revised 2007 albums

    Dez 26 2008, 2h14 por pecusita

    It’s just impossible to get to know what an entire year has to offer in music. There will always be that artist you just got into that happens to have a wide discography, other albums you may become interested in but don’t get them because you feel swamped by all that you are listening at the moment; many factors can contribute to an album getting 'late into the game'.

    Last year I made a list of 15 albums and ranked them based on average play count, which it’s a convenient and easy way to get pass the torture of comparison but it’s also unfair to any album released after October. Unless there’s a complete take over of my ears, it’s highly unlikely that any of them could ever make it into a list of that sort.

    Taking all of this into consideration, I decided to recognize all the 2007 albums that either got added to my library in the final stretch of said year or were acquired during this year. And also reflect on the list I posted last year, am I still listening to those albums?
  • MINIMAL TECHNO - 200 OF THE BEST (streamable too)

    Mar 17 2008, 0h49 por Nectar_Card

    click here for a streamable tag radio station of all the tracks listed below

    Looking at my charts, you’d probably agree that I listen to too much minimal techno than is probably healthy. But that’s ok, I have sacrificed my health (and some would say sanity) to bring you 200 of the best minimal techno tracks that Last.fm has in its streamable tracks database.

    In truth, I don’t sit there clicking track after track, but when I hear a track I like I tag it, so I can play it back one day. So a year after having joined Last.fm and having listened to easily over a thousand minimal techno tracks, I find myself having tagged 200 minimal techno tracks that I really like and that I think represent the best in minimal techno..

    I’m the first to admit with minimal there are too many ableton jockeys trying to cash in with bland recycled sounds. But there are quite a lot of dedicated and talented producers out there who are out there pushing sonic boundaries and creating new rhythmic textures. …