• Choice: 100 Albums/ EPs of 2012

    28 Dec 2012, 17:11 by GazGod

  • My Music Tournament

    31 Jul 2012, 20:47 by irisvanhoorn

    I stole this concept from MustBeDreaming1, who on his turn stole it from steviesrk.

    Take your top 32* artists and pit them against each other in a knock-out style tournament. For each "match", randomly shuffle the artist's tracks and play the first track, that comes up. After you play both artist's tracks, the artist with the track you preferred goes forward, and so on and so forth.

    Some other rules about tracks:

    1. No track can be played twice
    2. No live versions of a track to be played if there are album versions

    Here's how my tournament went (artist play rank in brackets):

    * I skipped my 29th artist Anneke van Giersbergen & Danny Cavanagh because the only thing they made together was one live album on which they play songs from their own albums and some covers. Instead I added my number 33, which is Nightwish.

    First Round:

    1. Mariah Carey (27) VS Tori Amos (1)
    Open Arms < Dragon
    Not a fair fight to begin with. …
  • Garbage albums reviewed and rated.

    18 May 2012, 12:20 by MustBeDreaming1

    Garbage is my totally favourite band for about four years. Though I didn’t listen to them much last year, the new album (amazing!) and attended concert (beyond amazing!) made me come back to them. So, the new portion of reviews is here :-)

    Garbage have a great collection of b-sides, so I decided to include the list of the best ones into each album’s review.

    Garbage (1995)
    “I wish I had not woke up today, everyone I know has gone away.”
    The first G-album. It's hard to believe that it was released almost 20 years ago, it still sounds contemporary... Though it was predictable that an album, recorded by a band, consisting of three famous producers, won't suffer from lack of production :-) The sound is truly fantastic! I know I'm not into electronic music, and maybe I can't judge, but for me G (along with Version 2.0) is the perfection in this genre. Those scratches, samples, loops, effects, underlayers... it all sounds so complicated…
  • Garbage Return after 7 years: El Rey night 1 2012-04-09

    23 Apr 2012, 00:42 by aztalanturf

    Mon 9 Apr – Garbage, Laura Escude, DJ Darren Revell

    I'm writing this review from the airplane, as we fly over Nevada, where I'll be in a few short days for the next Garbageaholics Anonymous meeting in Las Vegas (also known as show #3 of the tour). To sum up the past two days....WOWZERS! I met a ton of really fantastic people at the shows, I chatted with Duke and very, very briefly chatted with Butch (two very cool and down to earth guys) and experienced two concerts I will remember for a lifetime. Not a bad way to spend my 30th birthday.

    I arrived at the El Rey at about 4:00 and the first thing I hear out of Dan "the Garbage Man's" mouth was "You just missed the band." *doh* All three of the Garbage Men had just wandered out of the venue literally 4 minutes before my friend and I arrived. They stopped over to sign a few autographs and chatted and then went off to do their thing. It became a running joke for the rest of the trip that I needed to leave so all the cool stuff could happen. …