5 Aug 2010, 05:32 by andyVONwolfgang
28 Jun 2009, 13:42 by FanMusic2
25 Jul 2008, 04:14 by PrincipeAzulSummer provokes in me a great nostalgia like no other season. That feeling of yesterday is inherent in each track here (in my opinion even the forty-year old songs have a longing for something even further back in time). That said, it's not a downer mix; it's a moving mix, recommended for nights with old friends.
1. Blondie - X-Offender
2. Orange Juice - Rip It Up
3. The Wake - Crush the Flowers
4. Saint Etienne - You're In A Bad Way
5. The Chantels - Maybe
6. The Pastels - Comin' Through
7. The Shangri-Las - Remember (Walking In The Sand)
8. The Sea Urchins - Cling Film
9. The Angels - 'Til
10. The Orchids - Yawn
http://www.mediaphire.com/download.php?2zzwvdjdqey (i guess last.fm hates mediafire links so just copy the link and change the ph back to f)
oldies, twee, indie pop, c86, sarah records
28 May 2006, 02:27 by bboysgirlA few months ago, I did some research on music from the 50s and 60s for a writing assignment. It required that I listen to an incredible amount of music from that time period -- music that I wasn't very familiar with. By "incredible amount of music," I mean so much that I almost went crazy from it. And by "wasn't very familiar," I mean I knew close to nothing about music from the 50s. I was a little more familiar with music from the 60s, the decade in which I was born.
My research lead me to discover some great music. I have taken my favorite songs from the research and compiled a playlist titled "50s-60s Jukebox." I like to listen to it on my iPod when I go for a walk.
If you can listen to only one song on the playlist, listen to "Shotgun" by Junior Walker & The All Stars. It has an infectious groove. "Love Letters" by Ketty Lester has been a long-time favorite of mine.
5 Feb 2006, 06:20 by moonlitkittyhere
I think it's really important that intelligent articles are written on the appeal of this music. I especially like that it pulls apart notions of both a simplistic nostalgic approach to this music, and an approach that only sees these songs as anti-feminist.
Compare that to this piece of rubbish (no surprise) on Pitchfork:
One Fad Can Lead To Another
One of the biggest problems I have with the heavyweights of indie music media is they are too goddamn serious... and that title says it all really, with its tone of foreboding. Then you've got terrible lines like: "what is the need for new girl groups who produce albums?" Umm, because they enjoy making them and some of us enjoy hearing them.
Basically the contention seems to be that a revival would be valid, if the process of having professional songwriters write for these groups were revived as well.
First of all, what revival? I suspect these articles are probably the beginning of what will become a self-fulfilling myth of a revival.