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Set 24 2011, 4:26 di AngryKatie
Ago 6 2011, 9:10 di Aneitte
Lug 8 2011, 3:27 di Aneitte
Apr 21 2011, 21:10 di lilith_s
Mar 20 2011, 22:23 di FurashubakkuRight now my physical CD collection is pretty pathetic, but it will eventually grow! I'm not including albums I used to own.
[add. 4/6/14] An asterisk (*) indicates an iTunes LP/digital download... sort of useful for telling what artists I'm not too fussed about. ;)
ABBA - Super Trouper
ABBA - Gold
ABBA - More Gold
Alanis Morissette - Jagged Little Pill
Alanis Morissette - Supposed Former Infatuation Junkie
Alanis Morissette - Havoc and Bright Lights*
Animal Collective - Merriweather Post Pavilion
Arcade Fire - Neon Bible
Arcade Fire - Reflektor*
Babyshambles - Sequel To The Prequel*
Bastille - Pompeii (Remixes) - EP*
The Beatles - Please Please Me
The Beatles - With The Beatles
The Beatles - Rubber Soul
The Beatles - Revolver
The Beatles - Let It Be
The Beatles - Anthology 1
The Beatles - Anthology 2
The Beatles - Anthology 3
Belle and Sebastian - If You're Feeling Sinister
Belle and Sebastian - Tigermilk
Mar 11 2010, 13:14 di bazzo-182It was a real slog for me to write my annual summary this year. Finally, there it is. I have considered not doing it this year, but I had a strong motivation - I didn't like any of the professional Top of 2009 lists of the Internet bigwigs, so I decided I have to do one myself. And my God - isn't it lovely?
20. Jóhann Jóhannsson - And In The Endless Pause There Came The Sound Of Bees
The follow-up to the acclaimed 2008 album Fordlandia finds Jóhannsson refining his equilibrium. We are presented with a slight departure from longish landscape compositions for a carefully weighed and purposeful but less hopeful sound - And In The Endless... deftly aspires after Max Richter's vibrant string sections, maturely balanced piano and soaring female choirs. Jóhannsson is far from being amateurish and superficial and maintains his own ambience of contemporary classical music. …
Gen 16 2010, 5:33 di ChrisCappelloMorrissey - You Are The Quarry
I am Dreaming of a Time...
This is not really about the album so much as the effect it has had.
On paper, a fourteen year old American boy should have nothing to do with
Morrissey. Forget The Smiths! At fifty years old, the sporadically genius solo artist should, by logic, be remembered if at all only by aging former fans. These were the beta version of the Indie Kids, who clutched their copies of The Queen Is Dead like some holy artifact and Sang themselves to Sleep every night. In 2004 this seemed to be about to become a reality, as Morrissey's solo work became worse and far between. Having apparently lost his once resplendent boyish looks and with his audiences getting smaller still, Moz was losing relevance at an alarming rate.
That slinky guitar line... then the drums come in...
Gen 15 2010, 0:08 di doctor_strange1. Morrissey - You Are The Quarry 2004
2. Nine Inch Nails - With Teeth 2005
3. Depeche Mode - Playing the Angel 2005
4. The Cure - Bloodflowers 2000
5. Ladytron - Light & Magic 2001
6. Laibach - Wat 2003
7. Röyksopp - Melody A.M. 2002
8. Muse - Black Holes and Revelations 2006
9. Rammstein - Mutter 2001
10.Editors - In This Light and on This Evening 2009
Gen 1 2010, 3:04 di maddsurgeonOriginally I had intended to do a more elaborate thing, but it's late and I'm tired, so I'm going to close 2009 with a simple list of my personal favorites from the last ten years, and a short blurb about each.
10) 604 (Ladytron)
A quite intriguing record, and I still don't think Ladytron has topped it. Definitely the herald of a new thing in electronic music.
9) Gorillaz (Gorillaz)
This thing still makes me want to get up and dance. Great for a party, or just hanging about the house.
8) Sung Tongs (Animal Collective)
Though still incredibly bizarre, this seems to me to be their most accessible album. Also their most solid. It has a haunting, delightful atmosphere that just leaves one wanting more.
7) Who Will Cut Our Hair When We're Gone? (The Unicorns)
Many of the members of the Unicorns went on to bigger and better things, but this album still gets to me. Very raw and raucous, playful and powerful, silly and sublime.
6) The Moldy Peaches (The Moldy Peaches)
These guys are on "indefinite hiatus," which makes me very very sad. An excellent record; the most fun one can safely have with a CD player.