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7 août 2010, 8h58m par ctd55New Order's Power, Corruption & Lies.
Track 1, "Age of Consent":
The bassline bursts from the silence and never lets up. Indeed, the next thirty seconds are build-up: first the bassline, then manic drumming, then ringing guitar, then groaning keyboards, and finally a lonely voice. Off and running now, we won't be stopping. Energy and insistence dominate the song ... Well, and the bass--always the bass. Its tone is a little too high; it almost rings. Why? Because it's both laying down the melodic foundation of the song, as well as keeping things moving (with the help of breathless drumming). Against this rhythmic/melodic backdrop, the other instruments' entrances are events: the guitar struggles against the bass for melodic supremacy, and immense synth washes push other sounds aside. Let those sounds compete for your attention, and ignore the lyrics. They're standard rigmarole about a crumbling relationship--and not a word of it matters, for words can't approach the power and impact of the music…
8 nov. 2009, 3h24m par liberaltarheelI haven't looked at the journal entries I've written here in ages, probably not since 2007. It was very interesting to look back at the entry about my favorite songs beginning with each letter of the alphabet. The purpose was to be able to look back and see how my tastes have changed, and they definitely have (although not drastically). Here goes:
A = Atmosphere
B = still Bizarre Love Triangle
C = Cemetery Gates
D = Disorder
E = Enjoy the Silence
F = Float On
G = even though it sounds like a lullaby -- or maybe because it sounds like a lullaby -- Goodnight Lovers
H = Here Comes Your Man
I = In A Big Country
J = Joan of Arc
K = The Killing Jar
L = Lonesome Tonight
M = Man in the Mirror
N = Now My Heart Is Full
O = Out Of Control
P = Policy of Truth
Q = Question of Time
R = Reptile
S = Shock the Monkey
T = my current all time favorite -- Temptation
U = Under Pressure
V = Valentine
W = The Wolf
X = X-Files Theme
Y = Your Silent Face
Z = Ziggy Stardust
22 jan. 2008, 13h21m par thekaraseaMy Top 10 Artist List, according to Last FM (as of Jan 20th 2008)
1. Trembling Blue Stars
2. Boards of Canada
3. New Order
4. The Wake
8. The Field Mice
What was the first song you ever heard by 6?
Figs Tree, which, incidentally, is also my favourite song of Milena's. Kate had been raving about Milenasong for ages, and how she wanted to bring her over to Glasgow from Berlin, where she was living at the time, to do a gig. Long before this dream was realised, I was listening to the Symmetry show on Radio Magnetic one night, and this song was played. I didn't know what it was until after it had finished, but it reeled me in immediately; her voice reminded me of Beth Gibbons and the music was suitably eerie with strange looped effects and what sounded to me like a Mellotron (always something that makes me happy). It was a freezing cold winter night and the rain was pummelling on my bedroom window, and I felt at one with this song immediately. …
10 mars 2007, 2h40m par velvetmorningI would say that I would stop posting Lyric Games if just one was completed, but I'd really be lying.
So let's get to it:
Step 1: Put your iTunes or equivalent on random.
Step 2: Post the first (couple of) line(s) from the first 1530 songs that play, no matter how embarassing.
Step 3: BE AWESOME. (?!)
Step 4: Strike out the songs when someone guesses correctly.
Step 5: Looking them up on Google or any other search engine is CHEATING!
If a song title appears in the song, an ellipsis [...] will appear in its place
Artists appear at the bottom. There are NO repeat artists.
1. I am the only one can ride that horse th'yonder.
2. You say you'll move on, you better not be lying. All the things you find out, I just find tiring.
3. Fall in light, fall in light, fall in light, fall in light. Feel no shame for what you are.
New Year's Prayer
4. I like my covers to be heavy so I don't get cold when I sleep.
5. Sun's so bright that I'm nearly blind. Cool 'cause I'm wired and I'm out of my mind.
29 déc. 2006, 12h00m par shiranegiI know my English is poor and full of mistakes but I wanna write about this topic, so I'll try to do it.
My brother makes a playlist of his "Most Impressive Tunes of This Year" every December, and I decided to make it too. The rule is simple: choose from tunes you listened for the first time in this year.
Now ok, the list is the following:
01: Diktator of the free world
Kula Shaker reform --- this news made my year!!! That was unbelievable because I knew them after they disbanded and was always eager to hear new song. Also they came to Japan Fuji Rock Festival, but I coudln't go...That's the most regrettable thing in this year......
I'm really looking forward to their new album and coming to Tokyo!
In January and February I was studying everyday to enter a university, and I was always listening to Grapevine's "イデアの水槽"(Idea-no-suisou) during it. And this song is the best in that album. It's a winter song and very touching.
9 nov. 2006, 7h30m par strangelove88I don't remember who though.
For each artist in your top 10 artists, name
- your favorite song
- your favorite album
- your favorite lyrics
- how you got started listening to them
- last played
1.) Depeche Mode
- Favorite Song: Shake the Disease
- Favorite Album: tie between Construction Time Again and Black Celebration
- Favorite Lyrics: They change from time to time. Right now it'd have to be "You can't change the world, but you can change the facts/When you change the facts, you change points of view/When you change points of view, you may change a hope/And when you change a hope, you may change the world" from New Dress
- How you got started listening to them: It's a long, sordid story but I'll give you the condensed version. I had been into them for a while, and started gradually listening to them more as my 80s thing got bigger. Then I heard Everything Counts one day on VH1 Classic and bought The Singles 81-85, and the rest is history.
22 jui. 2006, 20h01m par awb678So, I recently got a request from my brother for an introduction to the music of New Order. I worked on compiling my own mix of songs because I'm not overly happy with any of the compilations out there. In the end, I decided to stick to the music between 1981-87, and I came up with a sequence of songs that totally kicks ass. It's close to chronological, but the point was to get the right flow and to demonstrate the diversity of their classic work. I'd love to hear any comments people have!
1. Age of Consent
3. Blue Monday
5. Your Silent Face
6. Let's Go (Nothing for Me)
7. Thieves Like Us
8. Subculture (Album Mix)
9. The Perfect Kiss (Single Mix)
10. Love Vigilantes
11. Bizarre Love Triangle (Album Mix)
13. As It Is When It Was
14. True Faith
16 mars 2006, 18h33m par avatarofnirvanaHot Fuss Not a bad album at all, only a few tracks I didn't care for. Proof that I really needed to have been born in the 70s as I would've enjoyed 80s pop music. Nothing beats a good synth line. Highlights: Jenny Was a Friend of Mine, All These Things That I've Done, Smile Like You Mean It
Antics Again, definitely not a bad album, but also not quite as good as their first, in my humble opinion. It seems more sparsely instrumentated, which at least for them didn't seem to work as well. Highlights: Evil, Slow Hands, A Time to Be So Small
Barely Legal There was a time I really thought I liked the Hives, but the more I listen the more I am more indifferent to them. This, one of their earlier offerings, is much more punk based and can draw some connection to the sound of The (International) Noise Conspiracy. Granted, there are a few good songs, but for the most part, I could probably make a Hives mixtape, sell off my other cds and never give it a second thought. …