• Albums of 2009

    Dic 12 2009, 11:30

    1. Florence + The Machine - Lungs
    2. Alexisonfire - Old Crows/Young Cardinals
    3. Spinnerette - Spinnerette

    4. Muse - The Resistance
    5. Pearl Jam - Backspacer
    6. Five Finger Death Punch - War Is The Answer
    7. Lamb of God - Wrath
    8. The Prodigy - Invaders Must Die
    9. Them Crooked Vultures - ST
    10. The Lonely Island - Incredibad

    Others i've liked throught the year:

    Chris Cornell - Scream
    NIN - Another Version Of The Truth
    Depeche Mode - Sounds Of The Universe
    Doves - Kingdom Of Rust
    Mastodon - Crack The Skye
    Bat For Lashes - Two Suns
    Josh Freese - Since 1972
    Middle Class Rut - 25 Years
    Devil Wears Prada - With Roots Above and Branches Below
    Manics - Journey For Plague Lovers
    Eminem - Relapse
    Green Day - 21st Century Breakdown
    Lily Allen - It's Not Me, It's You
    Fever Ray - Fever Ray
    Marilyn Manson - The High End Of Low
    Placebo - Battle For The Sun
    Kasabian - West Ryder Pauper Lunatic Asylum
    Dream Theater - Black Clouds & Silver Linings
    Steel Panther - Feel The Steel
    Bear McCreary - Caprica
    Chickenfoot - Chickenfoot
    Killswitch Engage - ST
    Passion Pit - Manners
    Bear McCreary - BSG S4
    Arctic Monkeys - Humbug
    Drugstore Fanatics - What's Born In The Basement
    Imogen Heap - Ellipse
    Juliette Lewis - Terra Incognita
    Rodrigo y Gabriela - 11:11
    Megadeth - Endgame
    Alicia Keys - The Element of Freedom
    Lynyrd Skynyrd - Gods & Guns
    Temper Trap - Conditions
    Alice In Chains - Black Gives Way To Blue
    Brand New - Daisy
    Gossip - Music For Men
    Every Time I Die - New Junk Aesthetic
    Wildhearts - Chutzpah
    Ian Brown - My Way
    Paramore - Brand New Eyes
    Rammstein - Liebe Ist Für Alle Da
    Mumford & Sons - Sigh No More
    Flight Of The Conchords - I Told You I Was Freaky
    New Moon _ OST
    Puscifer - "C" is for …
    Biffy Clyro - Only Revolutions
    Calvin Harris - Ready For The Weekend
    Dizzee Rascal - Tongue N' Cheek
    Air - Love 2
    Cheryl Cole - 3 Words
    Editors - In This Light And On This Evening
    Fightstar - Be Human
    30 Seconds To Mars - This Is War
  • Albums of 2008

    Dic 14 2008, 23:13

    1. Metallica - Death Magnetic.

    By far my favourite album of the year. Whenever i play it i can't help but reach for the guitar. I find it an inspiring album and surprisingly quite easy to play along to, also it sounds ace in the car - two important factors in choosing what sits at the top of my 'Best of ...' list each year.

    2. Guns N' Roses - Chinese Democracy
    3. Middle Class Rut - MC Rut (Superb debut EP)
    4. The Gutter Twins - Saturnalia
    5. Goldfrapp - Seventh Tree
    6. ASHES dIVIDE - Keep Telling Myself It's Alright
    7. Oasis - Dig Out Your Soul
    8. Black Stone Cherry - Folklore & Superstition
    9. KOf Leon - Only By The Night
    10. Kanye West - 808's & Heartbreaks

    Others i've enjoyed throughout the year:

    The Gutter Twins - Adorata
    Slipknot - All Hope Is Gone Kings
    Bullet For My Valentine - Scream Aim Fire
    Sebastien Tellier - Sexuality
    NIN - Ghosts / The Slip
    She & Him - Vol One
    Black Keys Attack & Release
    Raconteurs - Consolers of the Lonely
    Madonna - Hard Candy
    Whitesnake - Good To Be Bad
    Flight Of The Conchords - FOTC
    Alkaline Trio - Agony & Irony
    Pendulum - In Silico
    Isobel Campbell & Mark Lanegan - Sunday at Devil Dirt
    Dan le Sac vs. Scroobious Pip - Angles
    Innerpartysystem - Download ep
    Supergrass - Diomand Hoo Ha
    Puscifer - V is for Viagra
    Disturbed - Indestructible
    Zutons - You can do anything
    Ladytron - Velocifero
    NERD - Seeing Sounds
    Weezer - Red Album
    The Offspring - Rise And Fall, Rage And Grace
    Stone Gods - Silver Spoons And Broken Bones
    Coldplay - Viva La Vida
    Motley Crue - S.O.L.A.
    Elbow - The Seldom Seen Kid
    The Subway - All Or Nothing
    Shinedown - The Sound Of Madness
    The Dark Knight - O.S.T.
    Staind - Illusion Of Progress
    Bloc Party - Intimacy
    Joe Bonamassa - Live From Nowhere In Particular
    Scar Over Broadway - Scars On Broadway
    M83 - Saturdays = Youth
    The Haunted - Versus
    Trivium - Shogun
    The Nightwatchman - The Fabled City
    Kaiser Chiefs - Off With Their Heads
    Pussycat Dolls - Doll Domination
    Seasick Steve - I Started Out With Nothing And Still Got Most Of It Left
    MGMT - Oracular Spectacular
    Nightmare Revisited - Various Artists
    Rodrigo y Gabriela - Live In Japan
    Eagles Of Death Metal - Heart On
    Nickelback - Dark Horse
    Girls Aloud - Out of Control
  • Albums of 2007

    Dic 15 2007, 18:10

    My albums of 2007:

    1. Machine Head - The Blackening
    2. Sixx AM - The Heroin Diaries
    3. Siobhan Donaghy - Ghosts
    4. Eddie Vedder - Into the Wild
    5. NIN - Year Zero (I'll also lump Limitless Potential and Y34RZ3R0R3M1X3D into that as they're all one and the same really)
    6. Explosions In The Sky - All of a Sudden I Miss Everyone
    7. Alter Bridge - Blackbird
    8. QOTSA - Era Vulgaris
    9. Radiohead - In Rainbows
    10. Bloc Party - A Weekend In The City


    Also just outside top 10 are the new offerings from:
    Kings Leon
    Marilyn Manson
    White Stripes
    Velvet Revolver
    Bat for Lashes
    Smashing Pumpkins
    Foo Fighters
    Five Finger Death Punch
    Madina Lake
    The Donnas
    Ian Brown
    Jimmy Eat World
    Bear McCreary
    Saul Williams
    Alicia Keys


    Only four of my top 10 on Last.fm.

  • Albums of 2006

    Dic 30 2006, 14:33

    1. Stone Sour - Come What(ever) May
    2. Rodrigo y Gabriela - ST
    3. Black Stone Cherry - ST
    4. Tenacious D - The Pick Of Destiny
    5. Bear McCreary - BSG2 Score
    6. Lostprophets - Liberation Transmission
    7. Tool - 10,000 Days
    8. Trivium - The Crusade
    9. The Sunshine Underground - Raise The Alarm
    10. The Haunted - The Dead Eye

    Albums just outside my top 10
    Panic! At The Disco - A Fever You Can't Sweat Out
    Johnny Cash - American V
    Christina Aguilera - Back to Basics
    Isobel Campbell & Mark Lanegan - Ballad of the Broken Seas
    Muse - BHAR
    Pearl Jam - ST
    Audioslave - Revelations
    Black Label Society - Shot to Hell
    RHCP - Stadium Arcadium
    Evanescence - The Open Door
    Juliette & Licks - Four on the Floor
    Papa Roach - The Paramour Sessions
    Incubus - Light Grenades
    Mastodon - Blood Mountain
    My Chemical Romance - The Black Parade
    Arctic Monkeys - WPSIATWIN
    David Gilmour - On An Island
    Placebo - Meds

    Other albums i enjoyed:

    Zutons - Tired of Hanging Around
    Oakenfold - A Lively Mind
    Raconteurs - Broken Boy Soldier
    Slayer - Christ Illusion
    The Black Keys - Chulahoma
    Prince - 3121
    Corrine Bailey Rae - ST
    Eagles Death Metal - Death By Sexy
    A.F.I. - Decemberunderground
    Kasabian - Empire
    Hoobastank - Every Man For Himself
    Snow Patrol - Open Eyes
    Justin Timberlake - Future Sex/Love Sounds
    Outkast - Idlewild
    Fightstar - Grand Unification
    Richard Ashcroft - Keys to the World
    Nelly Furtado - Loose
    Peeping Tom - ST
    Head Automatica - Popaganda
    Yeah yeah yeahs - Show Your Bones
    Soil - True Self
    James Morrison - Undiscovered
    Angels and Airwaves - We Don't Need To Whisper
    Wolfmother - ST
    Fratelli's - Costello Music
    Basement Jaxx - Crazy Itch Radio
    Scissor Sisters - Ta Dah!
    'Weird Al' - Straight Outta Lynwood
    Deftones - Saturday Night Wrist
    Blue October - Foiled
    Killswitch Engage - AS Daylight Dies
    Jay - Z - Kingdon Come
    +44 - When Your Heart Stops Beating
    Breaking Benjamin - Phobia
  • Apparently I'm A Sheep!

    Dic 27 2005, 16:07

    According to a Chinese Calendar at work i was born in 1979 so that makes me a sheep. So to celebrate being a sheep i'm going do this thing that everyone else is doing on Last.FM

    How Many Songs?

    Sort By Song Title:
    First: - Human
    Last: Zwitter

    Sort By Time
    0:06 One Last "Whoo-hoo!" for the Pullman What is it with this guy and the short tracks??

    23:59 Octavarium

    Sort By Album:
    First: ( )
    Last: Youth And Young Manhood

    Top 5 Most Played Songs
    I'm not doing this one as synching my iPod has given me some weird play counts that don't relate accurately. See my Last.FM profile.

    First Song That Comes Up On Shuffle

    Find "Sex" How Many Songs Come Up?

    Find "Death" How Many Songs Come Up?

    Find "Love" How Many Songs Come Up?
    233 Woah!

    So, there you go now you know!
  • Songs of 2005

    Dic 26 2005, 12:24

    There's a few singles of 2005 already but my list contains my favourite tracks from various albums released this year that, so far, have not become singles:

    Follow You Home
    International Dateline
    Hold Tight London
    Bite The Dust
  • My choice of albums of 2005

    Dic 26 2005, 12:07

    QOTSA - Lullabies To Paralyze
    The Subways - Young For Eternity
    NIN - With Teeth
    Foo Fighters - In Your Honor
    Nickelback - All The Right Reasons
    Institute - Distort Yourself
    The Arcade Fire - Funeral
    SOAD - Mezmerize
    Ladytron - Witching Hour
    Bloc Party - Silent Alarm

    Just outside my Top 10

    Fun Lovin' Criminals - Livin' In The City
    Limp Bizkit - The Unquestionable Truth
    Staind - Chapter V
    The Magic Numbers - The Magic Numbers
    Madonna - Confessions On A Fance Floor
    Hard-Fi - Stars Of CCTV
    30 Seconds to Mars - A Beautiful Lie
    Oasis - Don't Believe The Truth
    Alkaline Trio - Crimson
    Audioslave - Out Of Exhile
    John Legend - Get Lifted

    Other's i've liked but no where near my fave's of the year:

    Billy Idol - Devil's Playground
    Black Label Society - Mafia
    Bon Jovi - Have A Nice Day
    The Bravery - The Bravery
    The Cardigans - Super Extra Gravity
    The Chemical Brothers - Push The Button
    Coldplay - X&Y
    Daft Punk - Human After All
    The Decemberists - Picaresque
    Dream Theater - Octavarium
    Doves - Some Cities
    Girls Aloud - Chemistry
    Garbage - Bleed Like Me
    Gorillaz - Demon Days
    Jamiroquai - Dynamite
    Jimmy Eat World - Stay On My Side Tonight
    Kaiser Chiefs - Employment
    Kanye West - Late Registration
    Korn - See You On The Other Side
    Lucie Silvas - Breathe In
    Missy Elliott - The Cookbook
    Natalie Imbruglia - Counting Down The Days
    OK Go - Oh No!
    Pussycat Dolls - PCD
    Rammestein - Rosenrot
    Richard Cheese - Apertif For Destruction
    Roadrunner United All Star Sessions
    Santana - All That I Am
    Stereophonics Language, Sex, Violence, Other
    Sugababes - Taller In More Ways
    Supergrass - Road To Rouen
    SOAD - Hypnotize
    Trivium - Ascendancy
    Weezer - Make Believe
    Wolf Parade - Apologies To The Queen Mary
    The White Stripes - Get Behind Me Satan
  • Audioscrobbler Vs. Last.FM

    Ott 9 2005, 10:32

    I liked Audioscrobbler a lot and when i saw they were changing it i wasn't too impressed. When i got to have a play it was slow and weird, it didn't seem right. The old way was simple to use Last.fm seemed overly complicated.

    But i persevered and am loving it more and more, there's lots of little bits tucked away that i didn't notice before. It's a mini treasure trove of goodies awaiting to be discovered and works seamlessly on my imac w/ iTunes and as a result i've not played a single CD for months. I just rip them to iTunes and play them and watch them play counts rise \0/ I think i'm becoming a stat junkie.

    Today i took the step to give thanks for the peeps behind Last.fm and became a subscriber. I'm still finding bits and bobs on this site despite coming here everyday. I've also started to use the radio player, something i didn't think i would taking into account the thousands of songs i have in iTunes but it really is a nifty piece of kit, even more so to subscribers. I've discovered some great new tunes. It would be great though if you could specify what tune you'd like to listen too (maybe you can and i've yet to find it) as there's been times some people have raved about a particular song and it'd be nice to acces it straight away.

    This has become a great place to hang out and just observe what people are listening too, what trends are flowing and who has some shockingly poor taste in music :-o

    Last.FM roxxor <3 \m/ etc etc
  • Nanoo Nanoo

    Set 11 2005, 21:35

    How cool is the iPod Nano?

    Couldn't help but order one as soon as i saw them go up on the Apple site on Wed night, they shipped it Thur and i got it Fri. Top service from Apple and what a feat of technological greatness this little gizmo is.

    I went for a 2gb Black version as i'm not too fussed about taking loads of tunes with me. It's so dinky and well made. Colour screen, games, calander, contacts and photos to boot.

    Best gadget this year and best iPod bar none.
  • Not a huge Staind fan ...

    Ago 24 2005, 20:34

    ... but im liking their new album Chapter V

    Quite melodic in places. "Right Here, Paper Jesus, Schizophrenic Conversations" and "Please" being my stand out tracks.

    Good job those men!.

    Ooh look my first journal entry.