• 2010

    Jan 12 2011, 22h52 por Kwas91

    My 10 Top Bands

    1. Interpol (99)
    2. Bloc Party (103)
    3. Athlete (103)
    4. Max Richter (91)
    5. The Strokes (107)
    6. The Chameleons (70)
    7. Sigur Rós (104)
    8. Eldo (92)
    9. The National (86)
    10. José González (78)

    My 62 Top Songs

    1. The Evpatoria Report - Cosmic Call
    2. Interpol - Take You on a Cruise
    3. Johnny Cash- Hurt
    4. Athlete - In Between 2 States
    5. Max Richter - Horizon Variations
    6. M83 - Asterick
    7. Arcade Fire - Ready to Start
    8. The Chameleons – Prisoners of the Sun
    9. Sigur Rós – Svo Hljótt
    10. Apartment – Fall Into Place
    11. The Perishers – Pills
    12. Memoryhouse – Lately (Deuxième)
    13. Memoryhouse - Sleep Patterns
    14. Fennesz - Endless Summer
    15. The Strokes - New York City Cops
    16. Julia Marcell - Twin Heart
    17. Max Richter - On the Nature of Daylight
    18. Kasabian - Vlad the Impaler
    19. Caspian - Further Up
    20. Bloc Party - Uniform
    21. New Order - Ceremony
    22. New Century Classics - A Small Misunderstanding
  • Ágætis endir

    Ago 28 2008, 8h46 por just_wizzard

    Sigur Rós в Б1, 27.08.07

    Через полтора дня и один концерт после - уже начинает казаться, что и ничего, что на питерское шоу не смог попасть. Всё же два подобных импульса за два дня - это был бы перебор... даже не то чтобы перебор, а просто на второй раз эмоций бы, боюсь, осталось совсем мало. А так, вчерашнее выступление в Б1 опять же останется в памяти уникальным. Как и должно быть.
    Почему-то никак не могу по нормальному привыкнуть к возможности видеть своих любимых музыкантов вот так вот запросто, на расстоянии нескольких метров. И вчера сердце заколотилось быстрее, когда после нескольких часов ожидания на сцену наконец неспешно вышли заросший бородой Кьяртан, невозмутимый Георг, Орри в замечательно-идиотской разноцветной шляпе - и родившийся в один день со мной Йон Тоур Биргирссон, или просто Йонси, как всегда в мундире, как всегда при перьях. Йонси схватил смычок, и зазвучала Svefn-g-englar.
    Было бы неправдой сказать, что, мол, "следующие два часа прошли как в тумане". …
  • Sigur Rós - Takk... (2005)

    Jun 8 2008, 0h30 por herman78

    Ik heb dit vierde album van Sigur Rós afgelopen week weer eens gedraaid. Sigur Rós is voor mij een bijzondere band, ik was ontzettend onder de indruk van hun doorbraakalbum Agaetis Byrjun indertijd en zag op de koop toe nog een aantal concerten van ze, waarvan ik in ieder geval aan twee zeer dierbare herinneringen heb. Later kwam ( ) uit en uiteindelijk bleek dat mijn favoriete Sigur Ros-plaat: nog steeds dezelfde prachtige muziek, maar nu in de vorm van een magnifiek opgebouwde plaat met voor mij het mooiste nummer ooit als afsluister.

    Takk... was een lichte teleurstelling indertijd. Een paar maanden voor dit album uitkwam zag ik ze in Paradiso en alhoewel dat een mooi concert was, had het niet de impact die eerdere concerten wel op me hadden. Zo ook ook voor dit album eigenlijk. Een paar mooie nummers, maar niet echt een mooi geheel en ook iets teveel van hetzelfde (maar dan minder).

    Heb het album maar 's in de herkansing gedaan, na het volgens mij zo'n anderhalf jaar niet gehoord te hebben. …
  • Top 20 Albums

    Mar 23 2008, 22h31 por TheStx

  • List your top 10 last.fm artists, then list your five favorite songs by each.

    Mar 16 2008, 22h42 por TheStx

  • This Is Not A Tribute, This Is The Greatest Gig In The World

    Jan 5 2008, 19h12 por TheStx

    I saw this....and I'll do it anyway....looks interesting. (and also...I'm pretty bored right now.)

    Take ten bands/artists that should play at your show and determine their set lists:

    - The first one plays 5 songs.
    - The second one plays 5 songs.
    - The third one plays 5 songs.
    - The fourth one plays 5 songs.
    - The fifth one plays 6 songs.
    - The sixth one plays 7 songs.
    - The seventh one plays 7 songs.
    - The eighth one plays 7 songs.
    - The ninth one plays 11 songs.
    - The tenth one plays 14 songs, with a 2 song encore.

    First Band/Artist:Ladytron
    1)True Mathematics
    2)High Rise
    3)Destroy Everything You Touch
    5)Soft Power

    Second Band/Artist:Flyleaf
    1)I'm So Sick
    3)Breathe Today
    4)All Around Me
    5)Fully Alive

    Third Band/Artist:Giant Drag
    1)Cordial Invitation
    2)This Isn't It
    4)Wicked Game
    5)Kevin Is Gay

    Fouth Band/Artist:Tapping the Vein
    1)The Ledge
    2)Sugar Falls
    4)The River

    Fifth Band/Artist:The Used
  • Gig review: Sigur Rós at Brixton Academy, 9th November 2005

    Set 16 2007, 18h56 por nehemiah553

    Wed 9 Nov – Sigur Ros

    Okay, yes, I know, it was nearly two years ago. But I remember it so vividly and listening to Takk has put me in a very Sigur Rós-y mood. So here goes.

    Me and my friend Matt, known as Anakino on Last.fm, having been astounded by our first live encounter with Sigur Rós in July 2005 at Somerset House, decided to see them twice in their Autumn 2005 tour of the UK.

    Sure, we'd have to go about 400 miles in total on trains and spend nearly £100 each to do it, but for some bands, you just have to really, don't you?

    We got to Brixton, we thought, in plenty of time to grab a bite to eat and head to the venue, and be quite near the front of the queue. We were wrong. The queue was all the way down the road and around the corner by the time we got there. Rookie error.

    Eventually we made it into the venue, which I'd been to a few times before, and got into the main room. We were about halfway back. For those of you who know the venue, you'll know there's a second set of railings about halfway back…
  • Sigur Ros, Amina @ The Tivoli, April 15, 2006

    Abr 24 2006, 12h40 por Dsthenes

    To watch Icelandic quartet Amina huddled around a table tapping out the most intricate tune on a six or eight office reception bells is to fall in love with them and their sound.

    The near-sellout crowd packed into the Tivoli tonight listens and gazes on, entranced. Not only are their quirky, avant-garde tunes completely disarming, their virtuoso ability to wring the most delicate sounds from the most ordinary household items defies belief. Often each girl has only a tiny part — just a few notes — but the complexities of the arrangement and the flawless execution inspire a sense of wonder. Is it music or art? The tune trills, soars and cascades. It’s birdsong. It’s gossamer floating on a soft breeze. It’s a waterfall of pure sound. It’s all these things and more.

    A collective chuckle runs through the crowd as one girl pulls out a handheld Casio keyboard no longer than her forearm. Many obviously recall the hilarious belching sounds the instrument emitted last year during their final song. …
  • Sigur Rós - Birmingham Carling Academy

    Nov 15 2005, 0h47 por Gilaventi

    First off, the Carling Academy situated in Birmingham is a dive

    Second off, I got halfway through writing this and the darned thing went back when I hit backspace (what the fuck causes that?)

    Third off, Sigur Rós were pretty good. They missed out some songs I would have liked to have heard, most notably Svefn-g-englar and Hjartað hamast (bamm bamm bamm), but overall, a good performance. Their support band and string players, Amina, were interesting... all their stuff, except for the last song they played which was more electronic than the others, sounded nearly the same.

    Setlist (the songs I'm not entirely sure I've got right are suffixed with a ~... I can recognise the songs, but not put a name to them in some cases. I was standing there for an hour thinking the fourth song I heard was Mílanó, then I thought I heard Mílanó later on :S... and now I find that they didn't play it at all :P):

    1. Takk...
    2. Glósóli
    3. Ný batterí
    4. Sé Lest
    5. Sæglópur
    6. Untitled 4