31 Aug 2010, 19:10 by Samwiiise
19 Jun 2010, 01:31 by rliu
22 Mar 2010, 05:27 by the-othersideMusic Shuffle Survey
Put your music player, whatever it is, on random or shuffled play.
Answer these questions with the song you get when you hit the skip button!
Note: some songs will make sense, others won't. Don't Cheat!
Which song describes the mood you are in right now?: The Shins - New Slang
Which song describes the mood you are usually in?: Interpol - PDA
You are the only person who's completely certain there's nothing here to be into. That is all that you can do. You are a past sinner, the last winner and everything we've come to makes you, you. But you cannot safely say, while I will be away, that you will not consider sadly how you helped me to stray. You will not reach me. I am resenting a position that is past resentment, and now I can't consider. And now there is this distance.
Which song describes one of your favorites things to do?: Radiohead - I Can't
Which song describes something else you like to do?: Bright Eyes - The Awful Sweetness of Escaping Sweat
11 Mar 2010, 03:27 by mu_empressNow it's day and I've been trying to get that taste off my tongue
I was dreaming of just you, now our cereal, it is warm
Attractive day in the rubble of the night from before
Now I can't walk in a vacuum, I feel ugly, feel my pores
It's the trees of this day that I do battle with for the light
Then I start to feel tragic, people greet me, I'm polite
"What's the day?"
"What's you doing?"
"How's your mood?"
"How's that song?"
Man, it passes right by me, it's behind me, now it's gone
And I can't lift you up cause my mind is tired
It's family beaches that I desire
A sacred night, where we'll watch the fireworks
The frightened babies poo
They've got two flashing eyes and they're colored why
They make me feel that I'm only all I see sometimes
I've been eating with a good friend who said
"A Genii made me out of the earth's skin"
But in spite of her she is my birth kin
She spits me out in her surly blood rivers
1 Jan 2010, 05:40 by honoraryheartsarrghghgh this took so fuckin long to calculate. but worth it. mainly for my own benefit... i've been curious for a while now, about these actual stats. last.fm only scrobbles what i listen to on my computer, and because i listen a ton off of my computer i was curious about what certain play counts were. includes everything from july 2008 to naiow.
Animal Collective – 2970
The Smashing Pumpkins - 1893
Nine Inch Nails - 1655
Modest Mouse – 1091
Kings of Leon - 1018
Björk - 971
The Maccabees – 862
Land of Talk - 577
Tegan and Sara - 530
Born Ruffians - 519
The Kooks - 458
Feist - 439
The Postal Service - 433
Yeah Yeah Yeahs – 430
The Kills - 417
Broken Social Scene - 414
The Shins - 394
Grizzy Bear - 370
A Perfect Circle - 361
Incubus - 343
Fiona Apple - 324
TV on the Radio - 302
Stand Inside Your Love (The Smashing Pumpkins) - 731
Banshee Beat (Animal Collective) - 348
Galapagos (The Smashing Pumpkins) - 337
21 Dec 2009, 05:16 by evilsoybean10) Radiohead - In Rainbows
This is Radiohead in top form. Years of experimentation, changing direction, all seemed to be leading up to this. While older albums "Ok Computer" and "Kid A" were part of a unified whole, In Rainbows presents 10 tracks that stand perfectly on their own, each demonstrating different things they do right: jazzy arrangements, unusual meters, big rock songs, floating balladry, shifting moods. It's a band that dedicated to great albums using all it's learned to make great individual songs and proving they'll never run out of ideas.
Key Tracks: Bodysnatchers, Nude, Jigsaw Falling Into Place
9) Spoon - Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga
Key Tracks: Don't Make Me a Target, The Underdog, Black Like Me
8) Wilco - Yankee Hotel Foxtrot
15 Dec 2009, 02:29 by lwsnMon 14 Dec – Animal Collective, Bachelorette
“Sort of a weird place,” muses Avey Tare as Animal Collective return for their encore, willed back after half the Forum audience stomped the floor in unison, perhaps the only explicit sign of enjoyment most of them showed tonight. “Whup!” he then shouts into the microphone, and “Ah!” – clearly band and venue are a perfect match for one another. Cavernous and yet celestial, the open, booming Forum Theatre is just the place to hear this group.
Animal Collective used to work away at chipping down the boundary between nature and tech, more recently they’ve found a way to fuse the heavens with synthesisers. For this Merriweather Post Pavilion tour, the group is sans-Deakin, and mainly without guitars and drums. Knobs, keyboards and sampling pads call forth most of the swirling swathes of sound we hear tonight, and the focus is very much on vocals. Avey Tare seems to delight in coaxing ever more textures and noises from his throat…
13 Dec 2009, 00:57 by likecrocodilesPresented in alphabetical order, because with this many tracks it's impossible to rank them.
1. Juanes - A Dios Le Pido
If you're a Spanish teacher, this song is great for teaching the subjunctive. It's also Juanes' best song.
2. Kaki King - Air And Kilometers
Kaki King manages to wring an incredible amount of emotion out of her guitar. The breakdown about a minute in is great.
3. LCD Soundsystem - All My Friends
Surprisingly, the repetition of the keyboard line for 7 minutes doesn't get tiring, but just adds to the melancholic punch of the lyrics: "You spent the first five years trying to get with the plan, and the next five years trying to be with your friends again."
4. Yeasayer - Ambling Alp
It's got a great hook and appealing vocals, but it's the complexity of this song that brings it up a notch: the intricate bassline, the synth run at the end, the drums that anchor the rhythm.
5. Thom Yorke - Analyse
Deceptively simple and terribly affecting.
6. Porcupine Tree - Anesthetize
12 Dec 2009, 15:58 by k-osXIIIThis Band is awesome, i thank my buddy lina's for showing them to me they are epic really like Grass, Brother Sport, And #1 Fireworks! Fireworks is so serene and invigorating so great, really hope the come to n.y.c! Fireworks
9 Dec 2009, 00:01 by KaizerLorealA.C. Newman - On The Table
Animal Collective - Fireworks
Animal Collective - My Girls
Arcade Fire - Wake Up
Bat For Lashes - Daniel
Beach House - Apple Orchard
Bon Iver - re:Stacks
Bowerbirds - Northern Lights
The Decemberists - California One/Youth and Beauty Brigade
The Decemberists - Red Right Ankle
The Decemberists - The Mariner's Revenge Song
Deerhoof - O'Malley, Former Underdog
Destroyer - Bay Of Pigs
Destroyer - Rubies
Destroyer - Your Blues
Destroyer - Painter in Your Pocket
Fleet Foxes - Blue Ridge Mountains
Gorky's Zygotic Mynci - Face Like Summer
The Hold Steady - First Night
Hot Chip - Over and Over
Iron & Wine - Passing Afternoon
Jens Lekman - A Higher Power
Joanna Newsom - Only Skin
The Knife - Heartbeats
LCD Soundsystem - All My Friends
LCD Soundsystem - Someone Great
The Lucksmiths - Fiction
Modest Mouse - 3rd Planet
The Mountain Goats - Moon Over Goldsboro
The Mountain Goats - This Year
The National - City Middle