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  • How Varied Is Your Music Taste? (Part II)

    Giu 11 2011, 14:27

    I'm doing this one for the last twelve months because it seems that my listening preferences have changed significantly.

    First, make a list of your top-20 artists overall. Then, for each of these artists, add the 7 most similar artists to your list. Delete any duplicates, count up the number of entries on your list and this will give you some idea of how eclectic your listening habits are. A score of 8 represents an extremely unvaried musical taste while a 140 represents an extremely varied one.

    1. N-Dubz
    Similar Artists: Chipmunk, Tinchy Stryder, Ironik, Fearless, Devlin, Fugative, JLS
    Total: 7

    2. Marianas Trench
    Similar Artists: Hedley, Faber Drive, Ten Second Epic, Stereos, The Latency, Carly Rae Jepsen, The New
    Total: 7

    3. 3OH!3
    Similar Artists: Cobra Starship, Cash Cash, Breathe Carolina, All Time Low, Forever the Sickest Kids, Metro Station, Ke$ha
    Total: 7

    4. Skillet
    Similar Artists: Thousand Foot Krutch, Three Days Grace, Breaking Benjamin, Red, Pillar, Papa Roach, Nickelback
    Total: 7

    5. Matchbox Twenty
    Similar Artists: Rob Thomas, Tabitha's Secret, Train, Goo Goo Dolls, Vertical Horizon, Counting Crows, The Wallflowers
    Total: 7

    6. Sweetbox
    Similar Artists: Jade Valerie, ETERNITY ∞, Saint Vox, 倖田來未, melody., 浜崎あゆみ, 伊藤由奈
    Total: 7

    7. Cascada
    Similar Artists: Groove Coverage, Basshunter, Liz Kay, Velvet, Italobrothers, Milk Inc., Lasgo
    Total: 7

    8. MONKEY MAJIK
    Similar Artists: Blaise Plant, Monkey Majik + SEAMO, blanc., Monkey Majik + m-flo, Monkey Majik + 吉田兄弟, m-flo, BENNIE BECCA
    Total: 7

    9. The Pretty Reckless
    Similar Artists: Leighton Meester, Taylor Momsen, Avril Lavigne, Paramore, Lindsay Lohan, Miley Cyrus
    Total: 6

    10. Katy Perry
    Similar Artists: Rihanna, Lady Gaga, Britney Spears, The Matrix, Pixie Lott, Selena Gomez & the Scene
    Total: 6

    11. Lady Gaga
    Similar Artists: Natalia Kills, Nicole Scherzinger, Katy Perry, Willow Smith, Jessie J, Semi Precious Weapons
    Total: 6

    12. [artistNatalia Kills
    Similar Artists: Sky Ferreira, Nicola Roberts, Jennifer Lopez, Dev
    Total: 4

    13. Kevin Rudolf
    Similar Artists: Flo Rid, Iyaz, Jason Derülo, Sean Kingston, DJ Khaled, Birdman, Lil Jon
    Total: 7

    14. Saint Vox
    Similar Artists: Sori, The Green Children, Sweetbox, Anniela, Brie Larson
    Total: 5

    15. Jessie J
    Similar Artists: Alexis Jordan, Clare Maguire, Adele
    Total: 3

    16. 安室奈美恵
    Similar Artists: SUITE CHIC, 浜崎あゆみ, 黒木メイサ, BoA, DOUBLE & 安室奈美恵, ravex
    Total: 6

    17. Glee Cast
    Similar Artists: Darren Criss, Mark Salling, Matthew Morrison, Lea Michele, Rachel, Duncan Sheik & Steven Sater, Jonathan Groff
    Total: 7

    18. Bowling for Soup
    Similar Artists: Army of Freshmen, Zebrahead, Mest, American Hi-Fi, SR-71, MC Lars, Goldfinger
    Total: 7

    19. Wonder Girls
    Similar Artists: After School, Kara, Brown Eyed Girls, 이효리, 티아라, miss A, 소녀시대
    Total: 7

    20. ETERNITY ∞
    Similar Artists: Alan
    Total: 1

    Total Unique Similar Artists: 121
  • How Varied Is Your Music Taste? (Part II)

    Giu 11 2011, 14:26

    I'm doing this one for the last twelve months because it seems that my listening preferences have changed significantly.

    First, make a list of your top-20 artists overall. Then, for each of these artists, add the 7 most similar artists to your list. Delete any duplicates, count up the number of entries on your list and this will give you some idea of how eclectic your listening habits are. A score of 8 represents an extremely unvaried musical taste while a 140 represents an extremely varied one.

    1. N-Dubz
    Similar Artists: Chipmunk, Tinchy Stryder, Ironik, Fearless, Devlin, Fugative, JLS
    Total: 7

    2. Marianas Trench
    Similar Artists: Hedley, Faber Drive, Ten Second Epic, Stereos, The Latency, Carly Rae Jepsen, The New
    Total: 7

    3. 3OH!3
    Similar Artists: Cobra Starship, Cash Cash, Breathe Carolina, All Time Low, Forever the Sickest Kids, Metro Station, Ke$ha
    Total: 7

    4. Skillet
    Similar Artists: Thousand Foot Krutch, Three Days Grace, Breaking Benjamin, Red, Pillar, Papa Roach, Nickelback
    Total: 7

    5. Matchbox Twenty
    Similar Artists: Rob Thomas, Tabitha's Secret, Train, Goo Goo Dolls, Vertical Horizon, Counting Crows, The Wallflowers
    Total: 7

    6. Sweetbox
    Similar Artists: Jade Valerie, ETERNITY ∞, Saint Vox, 倖田來未, melody., 浜崎あゆみ, 伊藤由奈
    Total: 7

    7. Cascada
    Similar Artists: Groove Coverage, Basshunter, Liz Kay, Velvet, Italobrothers, Milk Inc., Lasgo
    Total: 7

    8. MONKEY MAJIK
    Similar Artists: Blaise Plant, Monkey Majik + SEAMO, blanc., Monkey Majik + m-flo, Monkey Majik + 吉田兄弟, m-flo, BENNIE BECCA
    Total: 7

    9. The Pretty Reckless
    Similar Artists: Leighton Meester, Taylor Momsen, Avril Lavigne, Paramore, Lindsay Lohan, Miley Cyrus
    Total: 6

    10. Katy Perry
    Similar Artists: Rihanna, Lady Gaga, Britney Spears, The Matrix, Pixie Lott, Selena Gomez & the Scene
    Total: 6

    11. Lady Gaga
    Similar Artists: Natalia Kills, Nicole Scherzinger, Katy Perry, Willow Smith, Jessie J, Semi Precious Weapons
    Total: 6

    12. Natalia Kills
    Similar Artists: Sky Ferreira, Nicola Roberts, Jennifer Lopez, Dev
    Total: 4

    13. Kevin Rudolf
    Similar Artists: Flo Rid, Iyaz, Jason Derülo, Sean Kingston, DJ Khaled, Birdman, Lil Jon
    Total: 7

    14. Saint Vox
    Similar Artists: Sori, The Green Children, Sweetbox, Anniela, Brie Larson
    Total: 5

    15. Jessie J
    Similar Artists: Alexis Jordan, Clare Maguire, Adele
    Total: 3

    16. 安室奈美恵
    Similar Artists: SUITE CHIC, 浜崎あゆみ, 黒木メイサ, BoA, DOUBLE & 安室奈美恵, ravex
    Total: 6

    17. Glee Cast
    Similar Artists: Darren Criss, Mark Salling, Matthew Morrison, Lea Michele, Rachel, Duncan Sheik & Steven Sater, Jonathan Groff
    Total: 7

    18. Bowling for Soup
    Similar Artists: Army of Freshmen, Zebrahead, Mest, American Hi-Fi, SR-71, MC Lars, Goldfinger
    Total: 7

    19. Wonder Girls
    Similar Artists: After School, Kara, Brown Eyed Girls, 이효리, 티아라, miss A, 소녀시대
    Total: 7

    20. ETERNITY ∞
    Similar Artists: Alan
    Total: 1

    Total Unique Similar Artists: 121
  • How Varied Is Your Music Taste?

    Giu 11 2011, 14:02

    First, make a list of your top-20 artists overall. Then, for each of these artists, add the 7 most similar artists to your list. Delete any duplicates, count up the number of entries on your list and this will give you some idea of how eclectic your listening habits are. A score of 8 represents an extremely unvaried musical taste while a 140 represents an extremely varied one.

    1. MONKEY MAJIK
    Similar Artists: Blaise Plant, Monkey Majik + SEAMO, blanc., Monkey Majik + m-flo, Monkey Majik + 吉田兄弟, m-flo, BENNIE BECCA
    Total: 7

    2. Theory of a Deadman
    Similar Artists: Saving Abel, Hinder, Default, Shinedown, Nickelback, Seether, Rev Theory
    Total: 7

    3. Sweetbox
    Similar Artists: Jade Valerie, ETERNITY ∞, Saint Vox, 倖田來未, melody., 浜崎あゆみ, 伊藤由奈
    Total: 7

    4. 倖田來未
    Similar Artists: 安室奈美恵, 浜崎あゆみ, 黒木メイサ, 倖田來未×misono, BoA, Alan, 後藤真希
    Total: 7

    5. Skye Sweetnam
    Similar Artists: Lillix, Brie Larson, Cheyenne Kimball, Krystal Meyers, Aly & AJ, Aloha From Hell, Fefe Dobson
    Total: 7

    6. AAA
    Similar Artists: Urata Naoya, GIRL NEXT DOOR, URATA NAOYA feat. ayumi hamasaki, NEWS, Hey! Say! JUMP, Honey L Days, BRIGHT
    Total: 7

    7. 安室奈美恵
    Similar Artists: SUITE CHIC, DOUBLE & 安室奈美恵, ravex
    Total: 3

    8. Boa
    Similar Artists: 이효리, 4minute, f(x), AnyBand
    Total:4

    9.
    Similar Artists: 相葉雅紀, 大野智, 櫻井翔, 二宮和也, 松本潤, 関ジャニ∞
    Total: 6

    10. BENNIE K
    Similar Artists: SOULHEAD, SEAMO, Heartsdales, ケツメイシ, Def Tech
    Total: 5

    11. 土屋アンナ
    Similar Artists: Olivia, Anna Tsuchiya, Spin Aqua, 上木彩矢
    Total: 4

    12. 伊藤由奈
    Similar Artists: 青山テルマ, 西野カナ, 中島美嘉, JYONGRI, 福原美穂
    Total: 5

    13. Sick Puppies
    Similar Artists: Adelitas Way, Breaking Benjamin, Thousand Foot Krutch, Trapt, Three Days Grace, CAVO, Red
    Total: 7

    14. Linkin Park
    Similar Artists: Fort Minor, Dead by Sunrise, Jay-Z and Linkin Park, Chester Bennington, Xero, Mike Shinoda, Julien-K
    Total: 7

    15. Miz
    Similar Artists: Mizrock, Aya Kamiki, MiChi, 鬼束ちひろ
    Total: 4

    16. Cascada
    SImilar Artists: Groove Coverage, Basshunter, Liz Kay, Velvet, Italobrothers, Milk Inc., Lasgo
    Total: 7

    17. melody.
    SImilar Artists: Sowelu, mihimaru GT, May J., Yuna Ito
    Total:4

    18. Foxxi misQ
    SImilar Artists: YU-A, JAMOSA, twenty4-7, YA-KYIM, 宏実, 加藤ミリヤ
    Total: 6

    19. Nickelback
    SImilar Artists: 3 Doors Down, Theory of a Deadman, Skillet
    Total: 3

    20. 浜崎あゆみ
    SImilar Artists: 後藤真希, 鈴木あみ
    Total: 2

    Total Unique Similar Artists: 109
  • Because I haven't done one of these in awhile

    Ago 3 2007, 3:48

    Go to the music player of your choice and put it on shuffle. Say the following questions aloud and press play. Use the song titles as your answers.

    How does the world see me?
    SO CRAZY
    Comments: Well that's nothing new.

    Will I have a happy life?
    努努-ゆめゆめ- (Never -never-)
    Comments: Now no one can blame me for not being an optimist.

    What do my friends really think of me?
    女のウルトラ (Ultra woman)
    Comments: It's good to hear that. I was beginning to think they hated me. (Anyone else think the first 3 songs have worked too perfectly?)

    Do people secretly lust after me?
    Welcome to This World
    Comments: That wasn't really a straight-forward answer, but I hope it means "yes".

    How can I make myself happy?
    One Suitcase
    Comments: That's good. It's easy for me to please myself.

    What should I do with my life?
    Over
    Comments: Are you suggesting I commit suicide? Well, since I already know I will never never have a happy life it might be a good idea. (I'm kidding, just in case you didn't know)

    Why should life be full of so much pain?
    Grapefruit Tea
    Comments: Damn grapefruit tea. Ruining life for the rest of us. Thanks a lot.

    How can I maximize my pleasure during sex?
    Welcome to our party
    Comments: Orgy?

    Will I ever have children?
    ありったけの愛で (With All My Love)
    Comments: I don't get it. Am I going to have Gackt's children? Hmm...I like that idea. ^^

    Will I die happy?
    BUT
    Comments: BUT what?

    What is some good advice for me?
    いつまでも (Forever)
    Comments: Oh geez. I'm totally lost in the vagueness of that answer.

    What is happiness?
    Mermaid
    Comments: How did you know of my dream of becoming a mermaid. Ah! It's in my head!

    What is my favorite fetish?
    (Dream)
    Comments: Oh Ya! Nothing turns me on like dreams.

    How will I be remembered?
    Heavy Starry Chain
    Comments: I'm not sure what that means, but it doesn't sound good.
  • Dmetra's MP3 Rotation #9

    Mar 18 2007, 20:19

    It's official. I'm moving to Blogger.com. Hopefully you will pay me a visit there and maybe even stop by frequently. I would love that ever so much. Here's the link to my new blog: http://toofasttolive.blogspot.com/

    The theme of today's rotation is: ROCK

    As with any mp3 rotation there are rules.
    1. No direct linking. I'm not sure what the download limits and such for some of the sites are, but I'd prefer not to take my chances.
    2. The obligatory delete after 24 hours rule. Nobody does it, but I have to put it here. These songs are for sample purposes only. Please purchase the CD and support the artist.
    3.Enjoy.


    MP3's
    1.Artist: 雅-MIYAVI- / MIYAVI
    Song Title: Are you ready to ROCK! -Rhythm Battle MIX-
    Album: MYV☆POPS
    Language(s): Japanese/English
    Comment: I really prefer the original version of this song, but I lost it back in the great computer crash of '06 and haven't gotten around to downloading it again. The remix is enjoyable nonetheless, though.
    Download

    2.Artist: Boa
    Song Title: Rock With You
    Album: Rock With You (single)
    Language(s): Japanese/English
    Comment: This isn't really a rock song, but it has "rock" in the title and therefore fits my theme. This is one of my favorite BoA songs of all time.
    Download

    3.Artist: LM.C
    Song Title: ROCK THE LM.C
    Album: Trailers [Gold] (single)
    Language(s): Japanese/English
    Comment: This song is interesting and fun. I haven't decided exactly how I feel about LM.C. I know I like them, but I can't decide how much.
    Download

    4.Artist: Koda Kumi
    Song Title: Rock Your Body
    Album: feel my mind
    Language(s): Japanese/English
    Comment: I don't think there's anything rock about this song except the title. It's an okay song, nothing spectacular, but still enjoyable. I like the chorus, but I find the rest of the song rather boring.
    Download

    5.Artist: Nakanomori BAND / 中ノ森BAND
    Song Title: Hey You!!
    Album: Do the Rock
    Language(s): Japanese/English
    Comment: From what I've heard, I like Nakanomori Band. This song is fun punk-ish rock.
    Download

    6.Artist: RIZE
    Song Title: 28
    Album: ALTERNA
    Language(s): Japanese/English
    Comment: I remember not too long ago saying that all J-Rock sounds the same. Thank you, RIZE, for proving me wrong. After downloading their new album, ALTERNA, on a whim I immediately fell in love with them and in particular this song. It's just awesome.
    Download

    7.Artist: Heartsdales
    Song Title: Devil May Rock
    Album: Ultra Foxy
    Language(s): Japanese/English
    Comment: This song is fun and it's probably the only Heartsdales song I still listen to. I got bored of their music fairly quickly. Unlike some other songs with "Rock" in the title by other artists, I can actually feel the rock influences in this song.
    Download

    8.Artist: マキシマム ザ ホルモン / Maximum the Hormone
    Song Title: 恋のメガラバ/Koi no Megaraba
    Album: ぶっ生き返す/Buiikikaesu
    Language(s): Japanese
    Comment: MAXIMUM THE HORMONE is made of two things that I usually really dislike: J-Rock and Screamo/Hardcore/Whateveryouwantocallit, so I have no idea why I like them so much. This song is just awesome and the video is twice as awesome. The song starts off as a catchy pop tune and then changes into into insane screaming and straight up craziness. It's oddly enjoyable.
    Download


    Requests

    Requested by: shinzenbi
    Artist: MONKEY MAJIK
    Album: Thank You
    Tracks: 1. Turn
    2. Another Day
    3. Thank You
    4. On and On
    5. 雪合戦 (Yuki Gassen)
    6. Fly
    7. Between the Lines
    8. All By Myself
    9. Delayed
    10. Around the World
    11. STAY
    12. 種 (Tane)
    Comment:
    Download
    If you'd like to make a request, go Here to see a list of albums and singles I have.

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  • Dmetra's MP3 Rotation #8

    Mar 7 2007, 2:41

    MY MOST HIGHLY RECOMMENDED SONG OF THIS ROTATION IS: 무가당 - 노세 놀아보세

    As with any mp3 rotation there are rules.
    1. No direct linking. I'm not sure what the download limits and such for some of the sites are, but I'd prefer not to take my chances.
    2. The obligatory delete after 24 hours rule. Nobody does it, but I have to put it here. These songs are for sample purposes only. Please purchase the CD and support the artist.
    3.Enjoy.


    MP3's
    1.Artist: 真中潤
    Song Title: Kissing til i die
    Album: Kissing til i die (single)
    Language(s): Japanese/English
    Comment: I know absolutely nothing about Jun Manaka, but I do know that I like this song. It's the A-side track from her first single that was released recently, so she's a new artist as far as I know. I love the rock feel of this song. I'm definitely looking forward to hearing more from this girl. Here's a link to the video if you have the divx online player thingy: http://stage6.divx.com/JPop_Music/show_video/1126993
    Download

    2.Artist: 무가당 (moogadang)
    Song Title: 노세 놀아보세 (nose norabose)
    Album: 무가당 (someone please correct me if this is wrong)
    Language(s): Korean/English
    # Of Plays On Last.fm: 14
    Comment: This song is so fun. For those of you who are at least vaguely familiar with Korean music, this is Baekkyoung's (from 1TYM) new group. I can best describe this song as very upbeat hip-hop that'll make you want to dance and sing along. Here's the music video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=REib6ri-q8U Baekkyoung is so adorable. And the beginning is a parody of a Hyori Lee CM
    Download

    3.Artist: MONKEY MAJIK
    Song Title: Thank You
    Album: Thank You
    Language(s): Japanese/English
    # Of Plays On Last.fm: 9
    Comment: "Thank You" is my favorite song off of the album of the same name. Since I'm terrible at describing why I like certain songs, I will instead share an amusing story. I love forcing my dad to listen to my asian music and since I'm really into Monkey Majik right now I played this song and Picture Perfect for him and he surprisingly said he like it. He also said he likes Chihiro Onitsuka, which actually isn't too surprising. I just get really excited when I can get other people interested in any type of asian music (even if it's sung by Canadians).
    Download

    4.Artist: 1TYM
    Song Title: Good Love
    Album: One Time For Your Mind
    Language(s): Korean/English
    # Of Plays On Last.fm: 5
    Comment: This song is so cute. It's really really old 1TYM, but I only recently heard it for the first time because it's only recently that I've started listening to more Korean music. Here's the music video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U5Au17IP7bc it makes me say "Aww, how cute" everytime I watch it.
    Download

    5.Artist: Miz
    Song Title: Lay Your Love On Me
    Album: Dreams
    Language(s): English
    # Of Plays On Last.fm: 5
    Comment: This song is awesome. It's definitely my favorite non-Mizrock song. It may even be my favorite Miz song altogether. It's typical Miz music with a slightly different message, it's very suggestive.
    Download

    6.Artist: Mink
    Song Title: Rescue Me
    Album: Hold on to a dream (single)
    Language(s): English
    # Of Plays On Last.fm: 4
    Comment: I don't think I'll ever be able to understand why I like mink. I'm usually only interested in music that has lots of bass and/or crazy guitar playing, but mink's music doesn't really have either of those things. It's simply beautiful. "Rescue Me" is a very sweet song and I often find myself singing "Everytime I need a place to fall" over and over again.
    Download

    7.Artist: Tommy heavenly6
    Song Title: bloody knee-high socks
    Album: Heavy Starry Heavenly
    Language(s): Japanese/English
    Comment: This is my favorite song off of Tommy Heavenly6's new album. It's cute and rockish; it's made of the two things that made me fall in love with Tomoko Kawase's music in the first place. I particularly like the chorus of this song: "Oh baby, What the Hell! Why am I still in my dream world? It's not funny." Fun fun.
    Download

    8.Artist: JYONGRI
    Song Title: Romeo&Juliet
    Album: Hop,Step,Jump! (single)
    Language(s): Japanese/English
    # Of Plays On Last.fm: 3
    Comment: I've heard bad things about this song, but I really like it. It made for a much better B-side than "My All for You". I still find it amazing that JYONGRI writes such awesome music all by herself and I cannot wait to get her first album, Close to Fantasy, when it's released later this month.
    Download


    Requests

    Requested by: Makura-san
    Artist: Utada Hikaru
    Album: Distance
    Release Date: 03/28/01
    Tracks: 1. Wait&See~リスク~ (Wait&See~Risk~)
    2. Can You Keep A Secret?
    3. DISTANCE
    4. サングラス (Sunglass)
    5. ドラマ (Drama)
    6. Eternally
    7. Addicted To You [UP-IN-HEAVEN MIX]
    8. For You
    9. 蹴っ飛ばせ! (Kettobase!)
    10. Parody
    11. タイム・リミット (Time Limit)
    12. 言葉にならない気持ち (Kotoba ni Naranai Kimochi)
    13. HAYATOCHI-REMIX
    Comment: I haven't really listened to this album so...umm...don't ask for my opinion.
    Download


    Requested by: The_Slickness
    Album: Kill Bill Vol.1 OST
    Tracks:

    Comment: Both Kill Bill soundtracks are awesome, but I prefer the first one.
    Download


    Requested by: The_Slickness
    Album: Kill Bill Vol.2 OST
    Tracks:

    Download


    Requested by: The_Slickness
    Artist: Namie Amuro
    Album: Think of Me/No More Tears
    Release Date: 01/24/01
    Tracks: 1. think of me
    2. no more tears
    3. I TO YOU
    4. no more tears(REMIX)(club dub)
    Comment: I don't listen to a whole lot of Namie's older stuff, but this single is okay. I don't have strong feelings about it one way or the other.
    Download

    If you'd like to make a request, go Here to see a list of albums and singles I have.

    Special
    With four requests (gasp!) I didn't feel the need to put anything in the Special section.
  • Dmetra's MP3 Rotation #7

    Feb 24 2007, 0:22

    I've decided to cut my rotation down to 8 songs per rotation because Dmetra=lazy...ya.

    As with any mp3 rotation there are rules.
    1. No direct linking. I'm not sure what the download limits and such for some of the sites are, but I'd prefer not to take my chances.
    2. The obligatory delete after 24 hours rule. Nobody does it, but I have to put it here. These songs are for sample purposes only. Please purchase the CD and support the artist.
    3.Enjoy.


    MP3's
    1.Artist: Onitsuka Chihiro
    Song Title: Gekkou
    Album: Insomnia
    Language(s): Japanese/English
    # Of Plays On Last.fm: 7
    Comment: This song is beautiful. Chihiro has a stunning voice and it really shows in this pleasant, sweet song
    Download

    2.Artist: Sweetbox
    Song Title: Everybody
    Album: Adagio
    Language(s): English
    # Of Plays On Last.fm: 5
    Comment: I think my favorite part about this song is the message about letting go of the dead. On top of that the song is awesome; as are most Sweetbox songs. The chanting in the background adds an interesting feel to the song. This my third favorite song off of Adagio after Miss You and Lacrimosa.
    Download

    3.Artist: Foxxi misQ
    Song Title: Lesson
    Album: Ultimate Girls (single)
    Language(s): Japanese/English
    Comment: This is probably my least favorite FQ song, but a good song nonetheless. It's slow unlike the rest of the songs and it doesn't have anything particularly memorable about it, but the overall sound is very nice.
    Download

    4.Artist: Theory of a Deadman
    Song Title: The Last Song
    Album: Theory of a Deadman
    Language(s): English
    Comment: This is my favorite song by the Canadian band, Theory of a Deadman. I have no idea why I like this song so much. I think I read somewhere that this song is about suicide, but sometimes I feel like I missed the last song as well; maybe that's why I like this song...because I can relate to it.
    Download

    5.Artist: Silvertide
    Song Title: Heartstrong
    Album: Show and Tell
    Language(s): English
    Comment: Wow, it seems I've got a thing going for slow songs in this rotation. This song is touching because, much like the Theory of a Deadman song, I can relate to it. For those of you who have not heard of Silvertide, they are relatively unknown band from the US. I'm a huge fan of theirs and have been since I first heard their song Blue Jeans while playing the game Mojo Master (Don't ask why I was playing it. I was just curious.) Listen to and love these guys. I command it!
    Download

    6.Artist: Fredalba
    Song Title: Funk Exploration
    Album: Uptown Music for the Downtown Kids
    Language(s): English
    Comment: If Silvertide is "relatively unknown" the Fredalba could be described as obscure. They're a rock-ish band from California with a really unique sound that I can't describe. Just trust me when I tell you they're awesome.
    Download

    7.Artist: Lisa
    Song Title: SHOWTIME
    Album: SHOWTIME (single)
    Language(s): Japanese/English
    Comment: This song and the next song were chosen at random by iTunes because I could decide on what else to include. I like this song. It's fun and upbeat. It's not a song I'd put on repeat and it's not nearly as good as some of LISA's other stuff, but it's still enjoyable.
    Download

    8.Artist: Olivia
    Song Title: Dress Me Up ~English Version~
    Album: Dress Me Up (single)
    Language(s): English (Duh)
    Comment: I'm not going to do an in depth analysis of this song nor am I going to even scratch the surface because I'm tired and lazy. What I will say is this: It's not as good as the Japanese version.
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    Requests

    Requested by: Makura-san
    Artist: Utada Hikaru
    Album: Deep River
    Release Date: 06/19/02
    Tracks: 1. SAKURAドロップス (Sakura Drops)
    2. traveling
    3. 幸せになろう (Shiawase ni narou)
    4. Deep River
    5. Letters
    6. プレイ・ボール (Play Ball)
    7. 東京NIGHTS (Tokyo Nights)
    8. A.S.A.P.
    9. 嘘みたいなI Love You (Usa Mitaina I Love You)
    10. FINAL DISTANCE
    11. Bridge(Interlude)
    12. 光 (Hikari)
    Comment: This is probably my favorite Utada Hikaru album. Every song on the album is good in it's own way. My favorite song on the album and possibly my favorite Hikki song of all times is Sakura Drops, so that automatically makes this album superb.
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    If you'd like to make a request, go Here to see a list of albums and singles I have.

    Special

    Artist: JYONGRI
    Album: Possession/My All for You (single)
    Release Date: 12/13/06
    Tracks: 1. Possession
    2. My All for You
    3. Possession (English Version)
    4. Possession (Chris Paul Club Remix)
    5. Re-Possessed (Possession-Chris Paul Dub Mix)
    6. Possession (Instrumental)
    7. My All for You (Instrumental)
    8. Possession (Vocal Track)
    9. My All for You (Vocal Track)
    Comment: I fell in love with Possession the first time I heard it (which was about two days ago) and I've listened to the English and Japanese versions combined about 35 times. My All for You is a pretty good song, but Possession is so awesome that I often forget there's another song on the single. Whether I prefer the English or Japanese version of Possession depends on my mood; if I want to sing along I listen to the English version, but if I just want ridiculously catchy background music I listen to the Japanese version.
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  • Dmetra's MP3 Rotation #6

    Feb 16 2007, 18:54

    This rotation got cut short because I couldn't think of anything else to add. Many apologies.

    As with any mp3 rotation there are rules.
    1. No direct linking. I'm not sure what the download limits and such for some of the sites are, but I'd prefer not to take my chances.
    2. The obligatory delete after 24 hours rule. Nobody does it, but I have to put it here. These songs are for sample purposes only. Please purchase the CD and support the artist.
    3.Enjoy.


    MP3's
    1.Artist: MONKEY MAJIK + m-flo
    Song Title: Picture Perfect
    Album: Picture Perfect (single)
    Language(s): English/Japanese
    # Of Plays On Last.fm: 12
    Comment: I loved this song from the first time I heard it. Everything about this song is great and the PV is rather amusing. Several times my sister has said to me: "You're listening to that song again?" I listen to it a lot and when I'm not listening to it there's a good chance that I'm singing it. Fun fun.
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    2.Artist: ELLEGARDEN
    Song Title: Under Control
    Album: My Own Destruction
    Language(s): English
    # Of Plays On Last.fm: 10
    Comment: This song is so sweet. It's about a young guy who is in love with an older woman and he's trying to explain that age doesn't matter to him. It's also a really catchy song and I highly recommend it to everyone. ^.^
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    3.Artist: Foxxi misQ
    Song Title: Ultimate Girls
    Album: Ultimate Girls (single)
    Language(s): Japanese
    Comment: I think I've mentioned it several times before that these girls kick butt. Ultimate Girls, their second single, has a different sound than A-L-I-V-E and Tha F.Q's Style, but it's still super awesome. I'm not sure whether it's uniqueness makes it better than the other songs or not. Hmm...Let's just say that Ultimate Girls is my favorite single that was released after Tha F.Q's Style and before A-L-I-V-E. :P
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    4.Artist: 1TYM
    Song Title: Hot 뜨거
    Album: Vol.4 - ONCE N 4 ALL
    Language(s): Korean/English
    # Of Plays On Last.fm: 7
    Comment: I first heard this song when I was playing AuditionSEA, a very fun game that I highly recommend to EVERYONE. In fact, here's a link to the website: http://www.auditionsea.com/ PLAY PLAY PLAY!! Anyways, back to the song. The chorus is really catchy and beat will make your head bob. I've learned to appreciate this song a lot more now that I'm not trying to virtually dance to it. (P.S. If you decide to play AuditionSEA my username is Dmetra. Send me a private message on last.fm and maybe we can play together.)
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    5.Artist: AAA
    Song Title: Samurai Heart -Samurai Tamashii-
    Album: Black & White (single)
    Language(s): Japanese/English
    # Of Plays On Last.fm: 6
    Comment: I <3 this song. I heart this song. I less than 3 this song. I love this song. I think I might actually marry this song. The only thing I don't like about this song is that it's too fast for me to sing along with. I tried setting it up in my karaoke program and I couldn'y sing along to save my life. Oh well, I can still try and fail miserably.
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    6.Artist: Koda Kumi
    Song Title: NO TRICKS
    Album: Best ~First Things~
    Language(s): Japanese/English
    # Of Plays On Last.fm: 6
    Comment: This song is cool. It's songs like this that remind me why I love Kuu so much. I really wish she would do more songs like this, but I suppose if she did people would be all "Ugh this song is just like No Tricks, she needs to do something different." Evil, picky people.
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    7.Artist: melody.
    Song Title: fragile
    Album: Finding My Road (single)
    Language(s): Japanese/English
    Comment: This is one the B-sides to melody.'s newest single. I haven't really listened to this song much so I'm not sure if I really like it or not. I like the chorus...I think. I know I don't dislike the song, I need to listen to it some more.
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    8.Artist: Park Ji Yoon feat. Willa Ford
    Song Title: Nastified
    Album: Man
    Language(s): English
    Comment: I've been trying to expand my music library to include music from parts of Asia other than Japan so I've been listening to a lot of Korean music lately. In short, I have failed miserable because naturally I have clung to the only entirely English song on the three Park Ji Yoon albums that I have. It's not just because it's English, though. This is catchy and it makes me a giggle a little just because they use the phrase "You're messin' with my boo." Teehee.
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    Requests
    Huzzah! Finally a request!

    Requested by: The_Slickness
    Artist: mink
    Album: The Prologue Album
    Release Date: 08/03/05
    Tracks: 1. Glory of Life ~栄光の花~ (Glory of Life ~Eikou no Hana~)
    2. おまじない (Omajinai)
    3. beautiful
    4. more than words
    5. with you
    6. All my life
    7. 手紙 ~あなたへ~ (Tegami ~Anata he~)
    8. I Can't Tell You Why ~言い出せなくて~ (I Can't Tell You Why ~Iidase Nakute~)
    9. as it's
    10. Don't You Worry 'Bout a Thing
    11. すき (Suki)
    12. Glory of Life (English Version)

    Comment: I haven't listened to this album enough, but I really like mink so I can promise that it's awesome. Some of my favorite tracks are Glory of Life (Both the Japanese and English versions), Omajinai, and Don't You Worry 'Bout a Thing.
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    If you'd like to make a request, go Here to see a list of albums and singles I have.

    Special

    Artist: Leah Dizon
    Album: Softly (Single)
    Release Date: 02/14/07
    Tracks: 1. Softly
    2. Everything Anything
    3. Fever

    Comment: I am in love with this girl. She's of mixed heritage; Filipino, French, and Chinese (Thanks lulzyourface). She was born in the US and modeled there for awhile and then went to Japan. She is stunningly beautiful and she has a lovely voice. So rather than sharing only one song as I had originally intended, here is her first single. The A-side track, Softly, is a very soft and elegant song. Everything Anything is a more upbeat song that suits Leah's voice very well. Finally, Fever, a cover of the Kylie Minogue song of the same name, is entirely in english and very enjoyable.
    Download and listen and hopefully you will come to love Leah as much as I do.
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  • Dmetra's MP3 Rotation #5

    Feb 9 2007, 22:05

    As with any mp3 rotation there are rules.
    1. No direct linking. I'm not sure what the download limits and such for some of the sites are, but I'd prefer not to take my chances.
    2. The obligatory delete after 24 hours rule. Nobody does it, but I have to put it here. These songs are for sample purposes only. Please purchase the CD and support the artist.
    3.Enjoy.


    MP3's
    1.Artist: Foxxi misQ
    Song Title: -A Taste Of Honey-
    Album: A-L-I-V-E (single)
    Language(s): Japanese/English
    # Of Plays On Last.fm: 21
    Comment: My favorite b-side track on a FQ single yet. It's only the second real b-side that they've had, but I like it much better than Lesson. It's very upbeat and insanely catchy like their previous songs. The rap verses are average at best, but who cares, right? I'm going to keep featuring these gals in my rotation until everyone loves them. ^.^
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    2.Artist: Sowelu
    Song Title: Piano Man
    Album: Shiawase no Chikara (Single)
    Language(s): English
    # Of Plays On Last.fm: 9
    Comment: An awesome cover of the Billy Joel classic. I really enjoy Sowelu's covers, especially this one. There's a certain uniqueness about it. She takes the song and makes it her own while still being faithful to the original. I didn't realize how much I like Sowelu's voice until I heard this song, I've been listening to her music a lot more now.
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    3.Artist: Goto Maki
    Song Title: SOME BOYS! TOUCH
    Album: SOME BOYS! TOUCH (Single)
    Language(s): Japanese/English
    # Of Plays On Last.fm: 7
    Comment: This song is...fun. The music video makes me laugh hysterically because of the back-up dancers. I've never really listened to Goto Maki's previous stuff so I'm not sure how this song compares.
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    4.Artist: Miz
    Song Title: Eyes Don't Lie
    Album: Mizrock
    Language(s): Japanese/English
    # Of Plays On Last.fm: 6
    Comment: I love this song. I love Miz; she's just amazing. I feel like I can relate to this song, which is good I think.
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    5.Artist: Namie Amuro
    Song Title: Did U
    Album: Wishing on the Same Star (Single)
    Language(s): Japanese/English
    # Of Plays On Last.fm: 5
    Comment: This is my favorite Namie song of all time. I can't really explain why I like it so much, so I won't try. Just trust me when I say it's awesome.
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    6.Artist: AAA
    Song Title: Kimono Jet Girl
    Album: Soul Edge Boy/Kimono Jet Girl (Single)
    Language(s): Japanese/English
    # Of Plays On Last.fm: 5
    Comment: I actually prefer Soul Edge Boy over this, but Kimono Jet Girl is a very fun song. It's cute, but at times it's a little annoying. This was actually one of the first AAA songs I heard, which is part of the reason I didn't really get into their music until later.
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    7.Artist: Teriyaki Boyz
    Song Title: I Still Love H.E.R. featuring Kanye West
    Album: I Still Love H.E.R. (Single)
    Language(s): Japanese/English
    # Of Plays On Last.fm: 5
    Comment: I was really looking forward to this song from the moment I heard about it. Anytime an asian artist collaborates with a western artist I get super excited. The Teriyaki Boyz definitely have better songs, but I Still Love H.E.R. isn't bad.
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    8.Artist: Anna Tsuchiya
    Song Title: better days
    Album: LUCY (Single)
    Language(s): English
    Comment: Compared to LUCY, this song is very soft. It's an Anna Tsuchiya song so of course I love it. I particularly love the part where Anna sings "Close your eyes. Open your mind." It just sounds so...right.
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    9.Artist: GACKT
    Song Title: No ni Saku Hana no You ni
    Album: No ni Saku Hana no You ni (Single)
    Language(s): Japanese
    Comment: I haven't listened to Gackt since I first started listening to Japanese music and this song reminded me why I fell in love with his voice to begin with. Gackt has such a unique and powerful voice...every one of his songs just blows me away
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    10.Artist: misono
    Song Title: A._~answer~
    Album: Hot Time (Single)
    Language(s): Japanese
    Comment: I like this song better than Hot Time. Hot Time had too much squeaking in it. I've never been a huge misono fan though, so on an overall scale this song is about average. It's definitely not a song that I'll be putting on repeat any time soon.
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    Requests
    STILL NO REQUESTS!? Go Here to see a list of albums and singles I have to find something to request.

    Special
    To continue with my trend of including melody. in every rotation I decided to share her music video for Finding My Road. I'm very excited about the release of the single next week. I can't wait!
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    A very uber special request from me
    The only AAA single I need now is Friday Party. (full single including instrumentals, please). And now I am also searching for anything and everything MONKEY MAJIK except for the Fly and Picture Perfect singles.
  • Dmetra's MP3 Rotation #4

    Gen 31 2007, 4:04

    Huzzah! My rotation is back. No more direct linking, sorry. I think I've found a couple websites that are pretty simple to navigate, though.

    As with any mp3 rotation there are rules.
    1. No direct linking. I'm not sure what the download limits and such for some of the sites are, but I'd prefer not to take my chances.
    2. The obligatory delete after 24 hours rule. Nobody does it, but I have to put it here. These songs are for sample purposes only. Please purchase the CD and support the artist.
    3.Enjoy.


    MP3's
    1.Artist: Yuna Ito
    Song Title: WORKAHOLIC
    Album: HEART
    Language(s): Japanese/English
    Comment: My favorite new song off of Yuna Ito's debut album, HEART. It's very catchy and I start singing it randomly all the time. It's very nice to hear something from Yuna that's not a ballad. Go Yuna!
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    2.Artist: Mink
    Song Title: One Suitcase
    Album: Beautiful/One Suitcase (single)
    Language(s): English
    Comment: Even though mink's english isn't flawless (it's almost perfect compared to some other artist's though) this song is still amazing. This is another song I randomly start singing frequently. I've done it so much that I think the people around me are starting to get really irritated. I think I could sit in an empty room for several hours with just this song to listen to and I still wouldn't get sick of it.
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    3.Artist: Foxxi misQ
    Song Title: A-L-I-V-E
    Album: A-L-I-V-E (single)
    Language(s): Japanese/English
    Comment: I remember back when the PV for this song was first released I listened to the PV rip about 40 times in a row. I just love Foxxi MisQ. There's just something about their uber catchy J-Urban beats that got me hooked with their first single. I can't think of anything negative to say about this song except that YU-A's voice sounds a little weak. If you're already a fan of Foxxi MisQ and you want to know who my favorite FQ girl is, well...you'll just have to guess because I'm not telling.
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    4.Artist: ANNA TSUCHIYA inspi' NANA (BLACK STONES)
    Song Title: LUCY
    Album: LUCY (single)
    Language(s): Japanese/English
    Comment: First things first: this is a PV rip, and is not of the best quality (I did it myself). Secondly, I really like this song. It's nice to hear an upbeat NANA song. I've been an Anna Tsuchiya fan since before NANA, though, and I've noticed that Anna stays pretty consistent with the awesomeness of her songs. Not a single bad one in the bunch.
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    5.Artist: melody.
    Song Title: Finding My Road
    Album: Finding My Road (single)
    Language(s): Japanese/English
    Comment: Once again, a PV rip, but this time of a much better quality because I wasn't the one who ripped it. Before I go any further I would like to pose a question to anyone who is reading this and has seen the PV: Did it make you think of American Idol. I think it was all the super fun spiffy lighting that made me think of the intro for American Idol. Anyway, I like this song. I wouldn't say it's one of melody.'s best, but it's definitely catchy and worth many listens.
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    6.Artist: SOUL'd OUT
    Song Title: Dream Drive
    Album: SOUL'd OUT Single Collection
    Language(s): Japanese/English
    Comment: I first heard this song back when Cutting Edge (anime network) OnDemand was still showing music videos on their Bento Beat Box channel. Already having been a SOUL'd OUT fan, I really enjoyed this song and the PV was pretty fun. Even if you're not a fan of J-Urban music, I think this song could be enjoyable for anyone. The real reason you should listen to SOUL'd Out? Diggy-Mo. Seriously. Best. Name. Ever.
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    7.Artist: Miz
    Song Title: Backseat Baby
    Album: Mizrock
    Language(s): Japanese/English
    Comment: I had a hard time deciding which Miz song to put in this rotation, but I love the chorus of this song. The rest of the song could just not exist (even though it's awesome) and the chorus could play over again and I would be a happy little potato. One thing I love about Miz is her ability to sing in English and not Engrish. It's simple fascinating. For awhile I wondered if correct English pronunciation was reserved only for those who claim it as a first language. Thanks for proving me wrong, Miz.
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    8.Artist: Mai
    Song Title: Rosy Rosa Lollipop
    Album: Maiself
    Language(s): Japanese/English
    Comment: This song is so cute. The whole "Lovers in a candy floss" (Or is it "Never seen a candy floss"? Engrish is a terrible disease) makes me go squee! I think this is my favorite song off of Maiself. Sweet sweet sweet sweet sweet.
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    9.Artist: Koda Kumi
    Song Title: Trust You Love
    Album: Trust Your Love (single)
    Language(s): Japanese/English
    Comment: I could not decide which Kuu song to put on here, but since I recently acquired a lot of her music I felt I had to share something. Trust Your Love is still one of my favorite Kuu songs. It reminds me of the days before she became known as the slut of J-Pop. She even looked a little chunky in the music video. Chunky Kuu was cute.
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    10.Artist: AILE
    Song Title: WHO DAT? feat. DABO
    Album: PLAY
    Language(s): Japanese/English
    Comment: This is the J-Urban artist not the J-Rock group. I downloaded PLAY on a whim awhile ago and still haven't really sat down to listen to it, but I really enjoy this particular song. I don't know what to say about it because my comments start to get a little redundant after a short time. It's a catchy song. I like it. Download it if you like J-Urban.
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    Requests
    Want to request something? I have a list of all my albums and singles here

    Special
    This rotation, the special gift from me to you is AAA's PV for Samurai heart-侍魂-
    I had originally planned on putting this song in the rotation, but I forgot and I'm too lazy to go back and change things. I recently discovered how awesome AAA is, though. I originally ignored them because I brushed them aside as being a Morning Musume-esque group because of having so many members, but recently I thought I'd go ahead and give them a shot and I'm ever so glad I did. Now I'm really excited about seeing The Grudge 2 because Misako Uno is in it.

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    A very uber special request from me
    Here's a little request from me going out to all the awesome people visiting this page. I'm searching for all AAA singles prior to Hallelujah. If anyone has them and is willing to share I would be ever so grateful and maybe I'll give you special mention in my next rotation. Thanks a bunch!