10 Dec 2010, 16:00 by mffm
7 Dec 2010, 21:54 by innerearmediaJoe Hedges – Alchemy
October 29, 2010
After a successful stint with July For Kings, Joe Hedges sought his creative outlet in a solo release in 2007 (“Curvature”). We reviewed that release back then and it was obvious that Hedges’ creativity, originality and quest for esthetically eclectic music had found new resonance. He strayed from the rock & roll we came to know July For Kings for and painted on a bigger pallette of musical influences and outings. Then July For Kings successfully reformed and released “Monochrome” and now Hedges returns with his new solo release, “Alchemy”.
Alchemy is a term with a questionable undertone. It originates in the eastern world where it was actually a quite esteemed search for wisdom, but during the Middle Ages it got a more sinister character when it was more often seen as the search for eternal life and to change ordinary substances (most commonly lead) into gold.
21 Feb 2010, 15:40 by mffm
1 Jan 2010, 08:40 by lift-up
14 Dec 2009, 01:49 by innerearmedia25. Ryan Star - Last Train Home
While this is a very strong modern rock album, the downside is that it contains only 4 songs. Fans appreciative of this genre should be very hopeful for his upcoming full-length though, because all 4 songs show a strong songwriter and an enigmatic performer.
24. Wallis Bird - New Boots
This Irish singer/songwriter released her sophomore album and her mix of enthusiasm, intimacy, irony and tenderness fills an album with 12 songs of sheer beauty.
23. Will Hoge - The Wreckage
Will Hoge probably releases his best record to date. Songs like 'Favorite Waste of Time' and 'Too Late Too Soon' are bound to become classics.
22. De Staat - Wait for Evolution
Initially I had this record even higher, but this alternative band from the Netherlands seems to have much more in stock, WFE was an amazing album that brought well-deserved attention and praise to them, and if they can keep this up, I wouldn't be surprised to see their next album appear in my top 10 of the year.
26 Sep 2009, 03:33 by desilynneAnswer the questions based on your current top 50 artists (as listed in your overall charts).
1. How did you get into 25?
Idol 8: i kind of got into this thing called american idol... they just happened along with their silly group songs & choreography.
2. What was the first song you ever heard by 22?
Matt Nathanson: Curve of the Earth. it's one of those things i remember vividly.
3. What’s your favorite lyric by 33?
i have 3 tied for 31 so i'm just picking one at will. Umbrellas: The City Lights: so have you been to a place like this? to see your breath as it paints against the sky. the fever is near. i wish you were here.
4. What is your favorite album by 49?
The Academy Is... I kind of just like songs by them. i guess Fast Times At Barrington High
5. How many albums by 13 do you own?
Counting Crows: all of them but live at the amsterdam, or whatever.
6. What is your favorite song by 50?
Tyler Hilton: You'll Ask For Me jfc i could die by that song
7. Is there a song by 39 that makes you sad?
5 Jul 2009, 19:52 by innerearmediaJuly For Kings - Monochrome
1. Houses Made of Stained Glass
2. Say It Now
3. Fighting Fire
4. Six Hour Drive
7. 100 Pianos
8. Falling (How Do I?)
9. Like A City
July For Kings are back. After their solid debut under their current name, "Swim" and incredible follow-up "Nostalgia" they now return (after a slight hiatus in which Joe Hedges released his solo debut "Curvature") with their new full-length "Monochrome". "Monochrome" features 11 songs, some of which we've already heard before, be it in different versions. The album is filled with great hooks and strong arrangements and musical mastermind Joe Hedges and his crew have made another fine effort that will hopefully propel them into the realm of recognition they have been deserving for so long.
12 Feb 2009, 21:21 by aleromero1 - July For Kings - Monochrome
2 - Blue October - Approaching Normal
3 - NEEDTOBREATHE - The Outsiders
4 - J.R. Richards - A Beautiful End
5 - Dashboard Confessional - Alter the Ending
6 - Green River Ordinance - Out Of My Hands
7 - Cavo - Bright Nights Dark Days
8 - Marianas Trench - Masterpiece Theatre
9 - Creed - Full Circle
10 - Honor By August - Found
11 - Skillet - Awake
12 - Adelitas Way - Adelitas Way
13 - The Fray - The Fray
14 - Alice in Chains - Black Gives Way to Blue
15 - Vertical Horizon - Burning the Days
16 - Bleu - A Watched Pot
17 - Muse - The Resistance
18 - State Of Man - In This Place
19 - Breaking Benjamin - Dear Agony
20 - American Radio - American Radio
21 - Nural - Entitlement
22 - Thrice - Beggars
23 - Brandi Carlile - Give Up the Ghost
24 - Five for Fighting - Slice
25 - Sherwood - QU
26 - Sister Hazel - Release
27 - Relient K - Forget and Not Slow Down
28 - Will Hoge - The Wreckage
29 - Joan Red - Side Effects of You
30 - Daughtry - Leave This Town
4 Jan 2009, 12:03 by AlfaddurPlaying with lastfm widgets & add-on stats... If you know any other lastfm features to play with, feel free to post in the comments !
http://img227.imageshack.us/img227/686/temporalimagefk9.th.pngMade with Last.fm Extra Stats
http://www.davethemoonman.com/lastfm/aep.php?username=Alfaddur (very diverse taste in music)
My eclectic score is currently 87/100
You can compute your own score at http://anthony.liekens.net/pub/scripts/last.fm/eclectic.php
Top Artists Overall
Make your own dynamic tag cloud
22 Nov 2008, 06:33 by innerearmediaThe Fireman - Electric Arguments
David Cook - David Cook
Hybrid L - Face me not / Disguises (old reviews)
BORN - At the End of the Day (old reviews)
The Send - Cosmos
The Midway State - Holes
My Favorite Highway - How To Call A Bluff
Calexico - Carried To Dust
Steve Bertrand - Pain Is A Megaphone
Joe Hedges - Curvature
July For Kings - Swim / Nostalgia (old reviews)
I should be receiving more albums this week for reviewing purposes and I will also (again) see how things are with the Honor Society & The Craze interviews. If I do not get a response this time, I will take those off the list. I do apologize for not being able to present you with these anticipated reviews.
I will also inform to see if A Balladeer and/or Amy Petty were able to finish the interviews I sent them, and I will sent out the interview for Fools & Horses as well as contact a few more bands/artists for interviewing purposes.
And please do comment on the blog about who you would like to see me do an interview with. …