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  • 15 favourite albums of '08 + a bunch of stuff

    Gen 7 2009, 15:50 di soratami

    In alphabetical order, and with my favourite 5 tracks from each...

    15 favourite albums of '08:
    I be on the hotline like errrday
    Beyoncé - I Am... Sasha Fierce (A nice mix of ballads and more upbeat tracks. It has some filler but also several great tunes. I prefer the Sasha Fierce side to the I Am... one)

    Single Ladies (Put A Ring on It)
    Radio
    Diva
    If I Were A Boy
    Halo

    Oh baby baby if you seek Amy tonight
    Britney SpearsCircus (A great follow-up to the also amazing Blackout. This time with more musical variety and a lot of memorable lines. It has a couple of awful tracks (My Baby and Mmm Papi) but the rest is all really good - from the singles to the deluxe edition bonus tracks.)

    Womanizer
    If U Seek Amy
    Unusual You
    Phonography
    Circus

    Some people think that I'm heading for a meltdown
    Emiliana TorriniMe And Armini (More varied than her other albums, but Emiliana still sounds as amazing as ever. My second favourite of hers after Love In The Time of Science)

    Me And Armini
    Ha Ha
    Firehead
    Big Jumps
    Birds

    I REMEEEEEEMBER living that dream
    Girls AloudOut Of Control (Not as good as the brilliant Chemistry and Tangled Up, but still a very very good pop album. Shame towards the end it has a bit of filler)

    The Loving Kind
    Love Is The Key
    Miss You Bow Wow
    Untouchable
    Turn To Stone

    It’s a blue bright blue Saturday hey hey
    GoldfrappSeventh Tree (A great change of direction for one of my favourite bands. A&E is one of my favourite songs of the year and this is in my opinion their second best album after Black Cherry)

    A&E
    Caravan Girl
    Road To Somewhere
    Happiness
    Little Bird

    I gotta dream big
    Jazmine SullivanFearless (Very consistent RnB/Soul album. Jazmine is just amazing)

    Dream Big
    Call Me Guilty
    Bust Your Windows
    Lions, Tigers & Bears
    Need U Bad

    Am I the only sour cherry in your fruitstand?
    The KillsMidnight Boom (Not really the kind of this I listen to usually, but gotta love the raw sound and the incredibly catchy tunes)

    Sour Cherry
    Cheap And Cheerful
    U.R.A. Fever
    Tape Song
    Hook And Line

    J-J-Just dance!
    Lady GagaThe Fame (it's just AMAZING. Lady GaGa is the best thing ever for sure <3 Just Dance is also one of my favourite tracks of 2008)

    Just Dance
    Poker Face
    Money Honey
    I Like It Rough
    Eh, Eh (Nothing Else I Can Say)

    You came to my show and I saw you at the crowd...
    LadyhawkeLadyhawke (Lots of synths, great choruses, 80s influences... what else could I ask for?)

    Magic
    Paris Is Burning
    My Delirium
    Dusk Till Dawn
    Better Than Sunday

    January clipped your wires, the summer went straight through your tires
    LadytronVelocifero (My second favourite of theirs after Light & Magic. I'm Not Scared and Burning Up are especially amazing)

    I’m Not Scared
    Burning Up
    Ghosts
    Tomorrow
    Versus

    I think I’m just a little bit... a little bit... a little bit in love with you
    Lykke LiYouth Novels (Another amazing new artist of 2008. Lykke Li has a very original minimalist pop sound and a lovely voice. Also, she's CRAZY, but that's beside the point)

    I’m Good, I’m Gone
    Little Bit
    Tonight
    Breaking It Up
    Dance, Dance, Dance

    If I can shake it I’mma make this somethign worth... dreaming of
    SantogoldSantogold (Love everything about the album and her. It has very different sounds but somehow it all works perfectly. L.E.S. Artistes is one of my favourite songs of 2008)

    L.E.S. Artistes
    Say Aha
    Shove It
    Starstruck
    I’m A Lady

    Now you can’t fly away electric bird
    SiaSome People Have Real Problems (Her best album for sure)

    Little Black Sandals
    Electric Bird
    Soon We’ll Be Found
    Beautiful Calm Driving
    Academia

    Ba-b-b-b-baby don’t blow me away
    SolangeSol-Angel & The Hadley St. Dreams (Never expected it to be as good as it is. It's better than anything her older sister has ever done, and I'm a big Beyoncé fan)

    I Decided (part 2)
    Sandcastle Disco
    T.O.N.Y.
    Dancing In The Dark
    Valentine’s Day

    What good is an unbreakable heart?
    SugababesCatfights & Spotlights (a more mellow, soulful album by the Sugababes, sadly not very successful commercially and not very apreciated by a lot of fans, in my opinion it's one of their best. Also thankfully Amelle sounds slightly less awful than she did in Change.)

    Unbreakable Heart
    You On A Good Day
    Sunday Rain
    Can We Call A Truce
    Girls

    Almost made it:
    AnnieDon’t Stop (had it been released :(
    Carla Bruni - Comme si De Rien N'Était (my favourite french album of the year. Gotta love Carla Bruni's voice)
    ColdplayViva La Vida or Death and All His Friends (this would definitely be my 16th pick)
    Cut CopyIn Ghost Colours (some tracks are AMAZING but there's just something about it that doesn't quite work. Also, the lyrics are often cringe-worthy)
    The KillersDay & Age (half amazing half meh)

    The best compilation:
    Christina AguileraKeeps Gettin’ Better (a Decade of Hits) (Because the 4 new tracks are all excellent)

    Biggest dissapointment, of the year:
    P!nkFunhouse (I'm a big P!nk fan but this album is just awful. It's 3/4 ballads and even the more upbeat tracks are not nearly as good as her older material. So What, even though it's quite catchy, is not that good really, it sounds like a Kelly Clarkson song. Sober is probably the only track I like)

    First great album of 2009:
    Kylie MinogueBoombox (I always wanted Kylie to release a compilation with her best remixes from the Parlophone era, because she has LOT of amazing ones(in fact I think Kylie is by far the popstar with the best remixes). She finally did release it so... :D)

    ~THE END~

    Edit: Gabriella Cilmi's is a great one I forgot. Fave tracks are
    Sweet About Me
    Sanctuary
    Don't Wanna Go To Bed Now
    Echo Beach
    Save The Lies
  • Lyrics game #4

    Ott 18 2007, 17:34 di soratami

    Comment, listing the number, name, and artist of the song, to guess which ones they are.


    Step 1: Put your Media Player/iTunes or equivalent on random.
    Step 2: Post the first line from the first 50 songs that play, no matter how embarassing.
    Step 3: Cross out the song when someone guesses correctly.
    Step 4: Looking them up on Google or any other search engine is CHEATING!

    1.How long now
    2.I’ve got to heat it up
    3.Enemy! inside of me
    4.White bird with a black tail
    5.2, 3... the other day you said hello

    6.Clever girl, think you are but you think too much
    7.He told me I was worth it
    8.I haven’t thought of you

    9.Somewhere in the back of my mind
    10.You think you can come around here
    11.You think you’ve got your way

    12.I’m sitting in the car again
    13.You’re always up to no good
    14.Hey, come on
    15.I’ve told you how I feel but you don’t care
    16.Behind these walls
    17.I’m just a simple girl
    18.Boy I can’t stand your heat

    19.You know you really were the bomb
    20.Will you count me in?
    21.His wicked sense of humour
    22.I’ve been building blocks since I was a baby
    23.Knock knock, are you alone
    24.It’s unfashionable, I guess
    25.It’s late at night
    26.Making memories take me

    27.I will swallow
    28.Colour me high on the telephone

    29.It took too long, It took too long, It took too long for you to call back
    30.Meet you downstairs in the bar and hurt

    31.After all you put me through
    32.Harmful elements in the air
    33.Stop making the eyes at me, I’ll stop making the eyes at you
    34.I will break

    35.No me preguntes más por mí
    36.Je suis partie bien à l’heure
    37.Porque no supiste entender a mi corazón

    38.Quand Alicia compose
    39.Allo Lola, c'est encore moi

    40.I never had to say goodbye
    41.Please don’t get me wrong, see I forgive you with a song we’ll call the likely lads
    42.Is it still me that makes you sweat?
    43.I read you
    44.You’re gone now, I feel fine
    45.Hung my cotton dress on rusted wire
    46.If you got the time, I’ll take it
    47.I want an open chariot, black horses and shiny shoes
    48.What if I drown in this sea of devotion

    49.I’m having a day from hell
    50.You say I only hear what I want to

    Artists used:

    All Saints
    Aly & AJ
    Amy Winehouse

    Andrea Corr
    Arctic Monkeys
    Ashley Tisdale
    Björk
    Cansei de Ser Sexy
    Christina Aguilera
    Colbie Caillat
    The Corrs
    Dragonette
    Emilie Autumn
    Emilie Simon

    Fiona Apple
    Flyleaf
    Frou Frou
    Girls Aloud
    Goldfrapp
    Groove Armada
    Gwen Stefani
    Imogen Heap
    Jewel
    Julieta Venegas
    KT Tunstall
    Kylie Minogue
    LeAnn Rimes
    The Libertines
    Lisa Loeb
    Margaret Berger
    Moloko

    Morningwood
    New Young Pony Club
    Panic! at the Disco
    Rachel Stevens
    Robyn
    Róisín Murphy
    September
    Shakira
    Sia
    Siobhan Donaghy
    Siouxsie and the Banshees
    Sophie Ellis-Bextor
    Sugababes
    Superbus
    Theaudience
    Tori Amos
    Tsunami Bomb
    The Veronicas
    Zazie

    (Also, feel free to take a look at lyric games #1, #2 and #3, which still have a few songs noone was able to guess so far!
  • Lyrics game #3

    Set 24 2007, 21:12 di soratami

    Comment, listing the number, name, and artist of the song, to guess which ones they are.


    Step 1: Put your Media Player/iTunes or equivalent on random.
    Step 2: Post the first line from the first 50 songs that play, no matter how embarassing.
    Step 3: Cross out the song when someone guesses correctly.
    Step 4: Looking them up on Google or any other search engine is CHEATING!

    1. Every finger in the room is pointing at me
    2. If you want my heart
    3. So you say we should be friends Adam
    4. What do you want from me?
    5. I can give you what you want
    6. Sit tight, I’m gonna need you to keep time

    7. Plastic brain scar
    8. When you walk away you don’t hear me say
    9. I can’t believe it’s really you
    10. Seven hours since you ran away
    11. It is no easy love, the one I’m thinking of

    12. What were you doing in my dream last night, honey?
    13. I get this feeling that you’re taking me under
    14. I don’t want to fall in love
    15. What in the world is happening?
    16. Where the Sun it never sets

    17. Are you ready, cause I am
    18. Riding through the city on my bike all day ‘cause the filth took away my license
    19. Distant flickerings
    20. Even an angel can end up falling

    21. Do you know the me that wakes and see the livewire in my eyes
    22. Yeah, I heard about some guy that you beat pretty bad and got in the papers
    23. If you ever get close to a human
    24. Mother mother, can you hear me?
    25. How can we
    26. I’m gonna make you bend and break
    27. Underneath the leaves where the blackbirds turn blue
    28. She’s the angel on top the tree
    29. One two three four tell me that you love me more
    30. Let me tell you a fairytale
    31. Road runner, road runner
    32. I thought I saw a man brought to life
    33. Out of bed at the crack of noon
    34. Nothing in this world

    35. Take an a-a-aphrodisiac
    36. Oh I once had something
    37. Thank you God for this fine day

    38. The question asked in order to keep her life or take it
    39. Her face is a map of the world, is a map of the world
    40. I am the passenger
    41. After all you put me through
    42. For those we those who slept
    43. Something is calling behind my caravan

    44. I am the last person you can call
    45. Years on the run
    46. You left me thinking what a bore
    47. I feel alright
    48. No atourneys to plead my case
    49. Hey where you from?
    50. I've been bitten by the bug and I am coming down with oh



    Artists used:

    All Saints
    Andrea Corr
    Annie
    Björk
    Booty Luv

    Bow Wow Wow
    Cansei de Ser Sexy
    Cat5
    Christina Aguilera
    CocoRosie
    Fall Out Boy
    Feist
    Flyleaf
    Girls Aloud

    Goldfrapp
    Hilary Duf
    Hole
    Husky Rescue
    Imogen Heap
    Jewel
    Joss Stone

    Katy Rose
    KT Tunstall
    Kylie Minogue

    The Libertines
    Lily Allen
    Margaret Berger
    M.I.A.

    Morningwood
    Natalie Imbruglia
    Nelly Furtado
    New Young Pony Club
    Panic! at the Disco

    The Pierces
    P!nk
    The Pipettes
    Rachel Stevens
    Robyn
    Róisín Murphy
    September
    Sia
    Siobhan Donaghy
    Siouxsie and the Banshees
    Siouxsie Sioux
    Sophie Ellis-Bextor
    Sugababes
    Tori Amos
    Utada Hikaru

    The Veronicas
    Windsor For The Derby

    (Also, feel free to take a look at lyrics game #1 and lyrics game #2, which still have a few songs noone was able to guess so far!
  • Lyrics game #2!

    Ago 26 2007, 11:46 di soratami

    Comment, listing the number, name, and artist of the song, to guess which ones they are.


    Step 1: Put your Media Player/iTunes or equivalent on random.
    Step 2: Post the first line from the first 50 songs that play, no matter how embarassing.
    Step 3: Cross out the song when someone guesses correctly.
    Step 4: Looking them up on Google or any other search engine is CHEATING!


    1. On my way up north
    2. Where are we?
    3. Seems like it was yesterday when I saw your face

    4. Daddy, I'm not a fool
    5. Turn it inside out so I can see
    6. I don't want your knock on my door
    7. This is just an ordinary day
    8. I’m getting tired of you pushing me 'round
    9. An ending fitting for the start
    10. Books oh books along a dusty road
    11. You come out at night
    12. I get high on a buzz
    13. Walk in a corner shop
    14. Pedalling through
    15. Sometimes I find myself sittin' back and reminiscing

    16. You wake up
    17. You, you know how to get me so low
    18. It’s gettin’ so lonely inside this bed
    19. Thought that I was going crazy
    20. Oh make me over
    21. My best friend, where are you?
    22. It’s late at night
    23. Over the sea and far away
    24. Watch your mouth
    25. Tiny spirit in a keyhole

    26. It was so easy that night
    27. I'm in the business of misery, let's take it from the top
    28. I’ve come across the desert to greet you with a smile
    29. Where were you in '92?
    30. Fear, and panic in the air
    31. I’m a strange kind of girl, I am
    32. You forgot when we were strange
    33. I should write a song about you
    34. There are too many questions
    35. Nobody believes me when I tell them that you're out of your mind
    36. I know you like to wear my dressing-gown when I’m not there

    37. I am the passenger
    38. I’ve been a bad, bad girl
    39. She cooks you sweet potato
    40. Hey little pretty with the tattooed skin
    41. I dig my toes into the sand
    42. Thursday night
    43. Listen to me
    44. Could a body close the mind down?
    45. When I woke up this afternoon
    46. Sea lion woman
    47. You've been waiting so long
    48. Let it never be said
    49. Hey! Wait a minute
    50. New world forming


    Artists used:
    Amerie
    Andrea Corr
    Annie
    Ashley Tisdale
    Björk
    Cansei de Ser Sexy
    Cassie
    Chritina Aguilera
    CocoRosie
    The Corrs
    Dolores O’Riordan
    Emiliana Torrini
    Feist
    Fiona Apple
    Girls Aloud

    Goldfrapp
    Gwen Stefani

    Hilary Duff
    Hole
    Husky Rescue
    Imogen Heap
    Incubus
    Jamelia
    Jenny Wilson
    Jewel
    Kaiser Chiefs
    Kate Nash
    KT Tunstall
    Kylie Minogue
    The Libertines
    Lily Allen
    Madonna
    M.I.A.
    Michelle Branch
    Morningwood
    Muse
    Nelly Furtado
    Panic! at the Disco
    Paramore
    The Pierces
    Robyn
    Róisín Murphy
    Sarah McLachlan
    September
    Sia
    Siouxsie and the Banshees
    Sophie Ellis-Bextor
    Sugababes
    Tori Amos
    The Veronicas