13 Jan 2006, 14:27 by fastfingeI've been reflecting on good songs, and why I like them recently. Audioscrobbler tends to make you ask these sorts of questions. Anyway, after much thought, I think I've finally found the secret to good music. Well, at least the secret to music I enjoy. The problem with many artists, Coldplay being a rather good example, is that they get caught up in the form: they get obsessed with the music, obsessed with playing musical tricks and pushing the medium, rather than the message. See, as strange as it sounds, I don't think the point of music is the actual music, in most cases. The point of music is the message, the way it makes you feel. The purpose of every good song is to leave you with a feeling, to push this feeling in past your conciousmind, and really make you experience it. Oh, sometimes it's some sort of deep "important" feeling, but it can often be a feeling as simple as happiness. Music makes us feel, and I think two many artists have forgotten that.
13 Jan 2006, 03:37 by ludachick18 months-2 years: music on 'sesame street', 'mister rodgers' and 'peewee herman'. i dont remember the exact songs i'd sing along to it.
2-3: Madonna, Debbie Gibson, other pop stuff that was constantly played on the radio around the house. my mom said that i'd sing 'like a virgin' but didnt know how to pronouce 'virgin' correctly so it sounded like 'urgent' or 'urchin'.
4-5: REGGAE: Bob Marley, Black Uhuru, Steel Pulse (my dad's record collection); PUNK: The Clash, Sex Pistols, Black Flag, The Cramps (mom's collection). what i do remember is that my mom's music was scary sounding back then. they also played a lot of 80s stuff, mostly NEW WAVE; B-52s, New Order, Depeche Mode, The Cure, David Bowie (stuff that i still listen to today).
6-7: GRUNGE: my parents listened to KROQ so i heard a lot of Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Alice in Chains, Smashing Pumpkins, Soundgarden, etc. i knew all of their popular hits, but I didnt know who they were from. i didnt care, either. …
12 Jan 2006, 23:16 by neardA - Arctic Monkeys
B - Bright Eyes
C - Coldplay (not much for me to choose from for c)
D - The Darkness
E - Eminem
F - Foo Fighters ...by far!!!!
G - Gorillaz
H - Hard-Fi
I - The (International) Noise Conspiracy
J - Johnny Cash
K - Kings of Leon
L - Led Zeppelin
M - The Mars Volta
N - Nine Inch Nails
O - Oasis
P - Pantera
Q - Queens of the Stone Age
R - Razorlight
S - The Subways
T - Ten Years After
U - U2
V - Velvet Revolver
W - The Who
X - X is Loaded
Y - Yeti
Z - The Zutons
Thank you and good nite!!
12 Jan 2006, 01:30 by _kissmeToday, while I was sitting in my World History class and sharing my mp3 player with my friend, she asked me where I find all my music. She said she didn't have a clue as to what 250/300 of the songs were. I don't know why, but then that got me thinking as to the music phases that society and I go through. Well, I really should be studying for my big biology test tomorrow, but oh well.
I think that the appeal to pop music for me was that it was safe and easy to listen to. A lot of it lacked substance and was too mediocre. Most of the songs were about love, breaking up, and ... love. It was so simple and not much variety. I mean, I was around 9-13 when I was listening to this stuff. I couldn't relate to it at all. But, to a lot of people it was about the beat and rhythm, screw the lyrics. I was belting out, 2 Become 1 and I had no clue what it meant.
Artists: Spice Girls, Backstreet Boys, NSYNC, Christina Aguilera and Britney Spears
12 Jan 2006, 00:22 by davebutterEveryone seems to be doing these on here so here goes.
# - 2Pac
A - Armand Van Helden
B - Blur
C - The Charlatans
D - Dr Dre
E - Eminem
F - Faithless
G - The Go! Team
H - Happy Mondays
I - Ian Brown
J - James
K - The Killers
L - Ludacris
M - Method Man
N - Nas
O - Oasis
P - The Prodigy
Q - Queen
R - Red Hot Chilli Peppers
S - The Stone Roses
T - The Thrills
U - U2
V - The Verve
W - The White Stripes
X - Xzibit
Z - The Zutons
11 Jan 2006, 06:02 by Mythran
9 Jan 2006, 05:21 by fridgeyIt's rather depressing to actually be doing this.....
# - 4 AM by Our Lady Peace, this was one of my favorite songs back in high school. I suppose it's mostly holding on through sentimental value, since I've long since moved past the grunge/modern rock stage of my life. Still, a nice ballad with sad, affecting lyrics.
Honorable: Mindless Self Indulgence - 2 Hookers And An Eightball, Rush - 2112 Overture/The Temples of Syrinx, Nena - 99 Luftballoons.
A - Angeles by Elliott Smith, perhaps my favorite song by perhaps my favorite artist. Beautiful backing track, beautiful singing, affecting lyrics, this song has everything I look for. (I'm realizing this game is going to waste more time than I meant it to.. hunting through 1000 songs beginning with 'A' took awhile :/)
Honorable: Elvis Costello - Alison, Dream Theater - Another Day, K-Ci & JoJo - All My Life, Sugarhill Gang - Apache.
B - Billie Jean by Michael Jackson, Thriller was loaded down with great songs, but this is the one that got everything right. …
8 Jan 2006, 01:28 by facesforradioI have, for some time now, been in the habit of compiling 'mixtapes' (inverted commas as they are, without exception, all CDs), mostly by way of MusicMagic Mixer. I am going to, at fairly frequent intervals, share some of these compilations within my journal. This first example completely fails to represent my usual tastes in music, but is relatively 'hip', so I am led to believe.
1. The Roots feat. Nelly Furtado - Sacrifice
2. Funkstörung - Test
3. Eminem - '97 Bonnie And Clyde
4. DJ Revolution - Work Of A Master
5. Pet Shop Boys - You Only Tell Me You Love Me When You're Drunk (Brother Brown's Newt Mix)
6. Mars Black feat. Jamazz - Name Buckels, Sheep Coats And Lees
7. Binary Star - Glen Close
8. Queen feat. Wyclef Jean - Another One Bites The Dust
9. MF DOOM - Hoe Cakes (Ant Remix)
10. Nelly feat. City Spud - Ride Wit Me (this track crossfades ridiculously well with the preceeding one)
11. Cypress Hill - Lowrider
7 Jan 2006, 10:47 by timelezzNo point in me doing this really..I'm bored.
Go through your iTunes, winamp, etc. and sort all songs by alphabet and pick your favorite song for each letter. Then explain why you picked that song.
<characters> - The 22.214.171.124's - 'Woo Hoo' (2003)
I loved this track, and after Kill Bill even more. It's a weird track, but you can't get it out of your mind.
# - C-Mos - 2 Million Ways (piano mix) (2004)
Best piano-dance track ever!
A - Brian Eno - An Ending (1995)
This is one of the songs everyone would like to play on their funeral. Really the best ambient songs ever.
B - Tracey Ullman - Breakaway (1983)
There ain't is a better happy Rock&Roll track like this one. I just love it!
C - Girl Nobody - Cages (Lemon 8 mix) (2004)
One of the best remixes ever made. Lemon 8 made a nice progressive trance track of this. The haunting vocals are really awesome.
D - Red Light District - Did You Hear Me (1998)
A bit dark, but trancy and uplifting track. It never comes to be epic. …
7 Jan 2006, 09:05 by fridgeyWhy not...
1. Sufjan Stevens - Illinoise
2. Annie - Anniemal
3. Opeth - Ghost Reveries
4. Dream Theater - Octavarium
5. Kanye West - Late Registration
6. The OneUps - Volume 1
7. Mindless Self Indulgence - You'll Rebel To Anything
8. Imogen Heap - Speak For Yourself
9. Sigur Rós - Takk...
10. The New Pornographers - Twin Cinema
11. Porcupine Tree - Deadwing
12. The Boy Least Likely To - The Best Party Ever
13. Various Artists - Bound Together
14. Death Cab for Cutie - Plans
15. The Black Eyed Peas - Monkey Business
16. The Decemberists - Picaresque
17. Our Lady Peace - Healthy In Paranoid Times
18. 311 - Don't Tread On Me
19. Eels - Blinking Lights And Other Revelations
20. Coldplay - X&Y
01. Sufjan Stevens - Chicago
02. Gwen Stefani - Hollaback Girl
03. Bladiator & GrayLightning - Symphonic Ballade from Zelda: Link's Awakening
04. Annie - Heartbeat
05. The Black Eyed Peas - Don't Lie
06. Sufjan Stevens - Casimir Pulaski Day
07. Kanye West - Gold Digger feat. Jamie Foxx