Mag 28 2011, 15:43 di fg78k
Lug 2 2010, 7:03 di Colin_in_Mexico1 My Bloody Valentine – Loveless 935
2 The La's – The La's Disc 1 909
3 The Stone Roses – The Stone Roses 789
4 The Verve – A Storm In Heaven 661
5 The Verve – A Northern Soul 607
6 My Bloody Valentine – Ecstasy and Wine 594
7 Working For A Nuclear Free City – Businessmen & Ghosts 529
8 Ride – Going Blank Again 512
Giu 21 2010, 21:46 di BelzebuthMichon
Gen 10 2010, 0:27 di FidgitalAs lousy a year as 2009 was planet Earth, it was a great year for music. Pop music seemed to rediscover the joys of innovation, and underground music pushed forward into new and amazing new directions. Here, then, are my very favourite albums of the year.
1- Quantic & His Combo Barbaro - Tradition In Transition
2 - Pet Shop Boys - Yes
3 - Prefab Sprout - Let's Change The World With Music
4 - Ryuichi Sakamoto - Out Of Noise
5 - White Lies - To Lose My Life
6 - Depeche Mode - Sounds of the Universe
7 - Animal Collective - Merriweather Post Pavilion
8 - Robin Guthrie - Carousel
9 - Air - Love 2
10 - Arve Henriksen - Cartography
11 - La Roux - La Roux
12 - Trashcan Sinatras - In The Music
13 - Sally Shapiro - My Guilty Pleasure
14 - Adriane Lake - Morning Glow
15 - Landscape Body Machine - Manifest Destiny
16 - U2 - No Line on the Horizon
17 - Bibio - Ambivalence Avenue
18 - Zoot Woman - Things Are What They Used To Be
19 - Grizzly Bear - Veckatimest
20 - Gui Boratto - Take My Breath Away
Dic 30 2009, 17:00 di nullklever
Nov 27 2009, 2:40 di warren33The cover art is a greyscale photo of a baby sitting in a faux leather bag run through a filter so that the varying shade of the picture do not run from white to black, but light lavender to dark purple. What this photograph has to do with the music on the LP, who the kid is or what said kid has grown up to become, I don't know. However, I can tell you that with Reconciled The Call could have probably been the next U2...had U2 not beaten them down off the charts with the one-two punch of The Unforgettable Fire and The Joshua Tree.
Released in 1986 and clocking in at 44 seconds shy of 40 minutes, Reconciled was The Call's fourth LP overall. It was also their first for Elektra Records after a contract dispute with Mercury kept them from releasing any new material for two years. They would release two LPs under the Elektra label before moving to MCA in 1989.
One of Peter Gabriel's favourite groups, Gabriel - along with Jim Kerr - provide backing vocals on opening track "Everywhere I Go. …
Nov 13 2009, 14:16 di BelzebuthMichon
Set 28 2009, 21:29 di xiphias_29U2's Pop is said by many to be their worst album. I disagree - how can this be so, when the first two-thirds are so strong, a testament to faith in a distracted world, dressed up in the distractions themselves - glitzy electronica?
Perhaps the standard of dance music of the time and since surpasses that of Pop, but this is a rock band. They are writing rock songs, shrouded in computer finery. And underneath the distraction of it all: the most out-and-out religious and open U2 have ever been.
If I could change Pop, this is what I would do: I'd move Discotheque to mid-set, just after Gone; I'd then remove Miami and swap If You Wear That Velvet Dress and The Playboy Mansion. Finally, I'd rerecord Please (U2 have proven the worth of this song live, it is just a shame the studio version was rushed) and Wake Up Dead Man (which shows such promise but could be better). The unfinished end is the album's weakness; but the start is simply brilliant.
Set 28 2009, 17:26 di Shorty11857Feels like I've been on this site forever now, an entire 3 years and 3 months. And today I finally hit the big five 0000. And in honour of it I listened to *drum roll please*
These Things Take Time
How things have changed over the last three years, back then I used to hate Radiohead who are now my 4th most played artist. I never heard of The Dresden Dolls who are now my fifth most played artist.Arcade Fire hadn't yet released Neon Bible and become one of my favourite bands ever. I hadn't yet realised Cemetry Gates was the best song ever written by anyone. Also I never thought I'd ever be making my own music, which I do now with Midnight Daydream, plus back then I was a depressed wreck and now I'm in a good place so things do change a lot as we all evolve.
And I know no one will read this
"I can't believe you never cared and this is why you will never care"
But I guess I need to put some musings down regardless
Giu 6 2009, 21:50 di wmterhaarEen geheel eigen draai aan de postmetal.
Sólstafirs vorige album droeg de brutale titel Masterpiece of Bitterness. Dat was overdreven, maar de IJslanders hadden wel degelijk iets toe te voegen aan het muzikale landschap.
Hun mix van postmetal en black metal riep associaties op met de gebruikelijke verdachten Neurosis, Enslaved enWolves in the Throne Room, maar Sólstafir voegde daar invloeden van gothrockbands als The Mission en The Cult ten tijde van Love aan toe. Het vereiste zelfs niet heel erg veel fantasie om in de galmende gitaren echo's van U2's The Unforgettable Fire te horen.
Op Köld bouwt Sólstafir die associaties verstandig verder uit. Niet alleen garandeert het kwartet zich zo van een unieke plek in het overvolle subgenre, het neemt uit de jarentachtiginvloeden ook een gevoel voor goede songopbouw mee en dat is iets waar het bij veel soortgenoten nogal aan schort. Alleen 'World Void of Souls' is veel te langdradig en lijdt bovendien onder de topzware teksten van Aðalbjörn Tryggvason.