7. Jul. 2011, 19:37 von blausen
11. Dez. 2007, 12:54 von AlexboyCOListening to music is easy - today!
Some years ago you had to read as well!
My whole life I was looking for magazines telling me what kind of music was new and I should lend an ear to.
The first mag had been BRAVO in the early sixties, followed up by SOUNDS and MUSIKEXPRESS, later on THE ROLLING STONE.
ROCKHARD, GOOD TIMES MAGAZINE, RONDO, JAZZTHING and ECLIPSED are still good in writing, the way I like it!
Especially ECLIPSED is a rock magazine I would not miss in my life.
In November 2006 an article showed up the 100 rock acts of the last 20 years one should not miss!
Let us start - and do not take care of the position the band is noted at!
1996 the Psych/Folk/Artrock-quartet
* The Beta Band
- The Best of the Beta Band!
Much early, in the 1980's
* The Sisters of Mercy
played some kind of early goth on their album
Another band from the 80's doing their alternative - country - rock - thing,
* Giant Sand
on a disk called
25. Nov. 2007, 5:50 von grete
20. Nov. 2007, 13:26 von istanbulI just completed the pointless and extremely geeky project of rating all the music in my mp3-collection. Using Mediamonkey's rather sophisticated statistical functions, I calculated the average scores of each of the albums in my collection. Now, this is a completely non-pitchfork-politically correct rating based solely on the merits of each track (as judged by me). The only criterion I used was when grading my tracks was: How much do I want to listen to this song again?
In the unlikely event that someone actually gives a damn about my taste, here's the annotated top 100.
1. Beck: Sea Change.
Favourite track: Lost Cause.
The only album in my collection without a single weak track. Provides unlimited opportunity to wallow in self-pity and depression.
2. Damien Rice: O
Favourite track: Amie
I realize many people find Damien Rice whiny and too emotional in the androgynous way everyone seems to fear so much these days (cf. …
14. Sep. 2007, 8:29 von nikoliaTake your top 20 artists. For each of these artists, collect the top 5 similar artists. The resulting number of unique artists is your eclectic score. If the score is small (extreme = 5) your musical preferences are very limited, and if it is large (larger than 80, extreme = 100), then you have an eclectic musical preference. You can compute your own score at http://anthony.liekens.net/pub/scripts/last.fm/eclectic.php
My eclectic score is currently
The 94 related artists for my profile are Amon Tobin, Anathema, Arcana, Architect, Beck, Beefcake, Belle and Sebastian, Ben Houge, Bill Brown, Bill Whelan, Bitcrush, Blackfield, Boards of Canada, Bob Dylan, Bonobo, Bruce Springsteen, Bénabar (2), Celtic Spirit, Clannad, Clint Mansell, Counting Crows, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, Damien Rice, Danny Elfman, Debout sur le zinc, Deep Blue Something, Diam's, Displacer, Dryft, Elend, Elliott Smith (2), Ennio Morricone, Fonky Family, Goo Goo Dolls, Hollywood Studio Symphony, IAM…
25. Mai. 2007, 9:20 von emptyflowWell, I seem to be indulging in a shady or shabby idea of elegant music right now, as I am also listening to, and re-discovering, The Walkabouts. I think I first heard about them in connection with a Norwegian band that they've been cooperating with, Midnight Choir. The albums I've listened to so far by the Walkabouts have been quite low-key, wrapped in hopeful melancholia, beautiful melodies. And all this they have in common with Midnight choir, a band that I like even better (perhaps because their music feels more powerful). I've been told that the earlier albums by The Walkabouts are different than their later ones, but this I have yet to experience. Right now, I'll stick with Nighttown for supplying me with a soundtrack to the gray days of spring.
And for some reason, their version of Nick Cave's Loom of the Land has become permanent furniture in my head (which doesn't really mean that I prefer their version, just psychological contingency, I guess).
24. Feb. 2007, 22:31 von ohneworte
21. Jan. 2007, 8:51 von nikoliaGo through your top 10 artists and add up the total number of listeners. Divide that number by 10; this is the average number of listeners for your top ten. Now divide the average by the number of Radiohead fans (Radiohead is the artists with the most listeners). Multiply the result by 100--that is your "mainstream percentage".
Debout sur le zinc - 4,573
Midnight Choir - 2,076
Badly Drawn Boy - 133,385
Aldebert - 1,086
Eagle-Eye Cherry - 56,560
José González - 91,072
Antimatter - 8,876
Neil Young - 177,325
De Rien - 86
Kirill Pokrovsky - 120
Radiohead - 522,370
The result is 9% mainstream
Я сделала факовского, хахаха %)
8. Okt. 2006, 7:57 von ConsumerComradeWhen I hear the phrase "Southern Gothic" I think of writers such as Flannery O'Conner, Harper Lee and William Faulkner. These authors depict disturbing images of southern culture with narratives that juxtapose beauty and ugliness; tragedy and humor; spituality and licentiousness. The word most commonly used to describe Southern Gothic is grotesque. The people and places in these stories are alluring yet bizarre and menacing all at the same time.
Southern Gothic can also describe music. A few artists I believe fit into this category include Jim White, 16 Horsepower and Nick Cave. Frequently their hauntingly beautiful instrumentals provide an ironic background to lyrics about fallen preachers, repentant serial killers and tragicly lost backwoods lovers.
Jim White is a particularly interesting representative because I recently discovered he's the narrator for a surreal documentary on the American South called "Searching for the Wrong-Eyed Jesus". The title is a reference to White's first album. …