Jan 16 2010, 0h14 por VGoRiLLaZ
Jan 12 2010, 4h42 por aerytwoBest Albums of 2009
Before we get too far into 2010, I thought I'd review my favorite albums of 2009.
1. Neko Case - Middle Cyclone
Key Tracks: Vengeance Is Sleeping, Middle Cyclone
Neko's voice is an instrument unlike any other--a breath of fresh air in this auto-tuned, candy pop-saturated era. The melodies on this album are equal parts haunting and beautiful, accentuated in lullabye-like tunes such as Vengeance is Sleeping and Middle Cyclone. Throw in a couple catchy rockers with kooky lyrics, like I'm an Animal ("heaven will smell like the airport"), and you've got a complete, classic album that outshines everything that anyone else put out in 2009.
2. Vetiver - Tight Knit
Key Tracks: Pay No Mind, Everyday
This is the perfect album for long car rides, sitting out on the porch with a cold drink, or enjoying a quiet night in. It's guaranteed to put you in a better mood whenever it's playing. It's somehow a feel-good album without the songs being terribly upbeat or sung with much enthusiasm. …
Jan 1 2010, 11h42 por SylviofurtadoFrom 01.01.09 to 31.12.09, according to Last.fm statistics!
01 The Gaslight Anthem - 579 plays
02 Phoenix - 535
03 Franz Ferdinand - 517
04 Doves - 515
05 Wilco - 467
06 Neko Case - 437
07 Dinosaur Jr. - 389
08 Peter Bjorn and John - 331
09 Yeah Yeah Yeahs - 327
10 Grizzly Bear - 285
01 Phoenix – 1901 - 100 plays
02 Neko Case – People Got a Lotta Nerve - 96
03 Franz Ferdinand – Ulysses - 81
04 Feist and Ben Gibbard – Train Song - 79
05 Phoenix – Lasso - 78
06 Franz Ferdinand – Bite Hard - 76
07 The Gaslight Anthem – The '59 Sound - 75
08 Phoenix – Girlfriend - 75
09 Phoenix – Rome - 74
10 Franz Ferdinand – What She Came For - 72
Fev 19 2009, 17h51 por jennmainwaringMy fiance and I are big into discovering new music and exchanging our discoveries. Far be it for me to overlook some group or artist just because I've never heard of them, right? So when I walked into our office to see him purchasing a "Dark Was the Night" compilation, I was curious. I'm not even sure how he had heard about it, but he was buying it nonetheless.
I got my hands on it as soon as he had listened to it once. He said it was a pretty good listen, but I didn't get a chance to hear anything until my car ride to work the next day. I only heard four songs before I had to play this one over and over.
I came to last.fm to read some reviews on Train Song by Feist and Ben Gibbard and it was the typical stuff… Vashti did it better, etc. You know, cuz everyone’s a musically critical genius or whatever. And someone said they were surprised they liked the song when they’re not a Cat Power type. Or something about how Feist tries to be Cat Power or something equally as stupid.