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  • that Top Ten thing

    Ott 29 2007, 2:32

    Name your top 10 most played bands on Last.fm:

    1. Sufjan Stevens
    2. The Shins
    3. Gonzales
    4. Zoot Woman
    5. The Postal Service
    6. Final Fantasy
    7. Lily Allen
    8. Fischerspooner
    9. The Arcade Fire
    10. Feist

    What was the first song you ever heard by 6?
    "many lives - 49mp", which I heard on the Uovo Magazine Gold compilation

    What is your favorite album of 2?
    "Chutes Too Narow"

    What is your favorite lyric that 5 has sung?
    "They will see us waving from Such Great Heights,
    'come down now,' they'll say
    But everything looks perfect from far away,
    'come down now,' but we'll stay...
    "
    I guess...

    How many times have you seen 4 live?
    I missed them once or twice this summer. Too bad.

    What is your favorite song by 7?
    "LDN". And I must add that I hate when artist sing my favourite song at the beginning of gigs, which she did in Lausanne last year. Too bad as well...

    Is there a song of 3 that makes you sad?
    "Manifesto", maybe sometimes. But I normally "use" Gonzo to get relaxed and peaceful, which is more like a happy feeling actually.

    What is your favorite lyric that 2 has sung?
    I realize I don't really pay attention to The Shins' words... I just enjoy the music, whistle and dance. If I had the reflex to sing, I would surely have an interesting answer. I'll find one soon...

    What is your favorite song by 9?
    "Rebellion (Lies)"

    How did you get into 3?
    I heard of him a lot, read some reviews, but never really heard his music before the Solo Piano project — which is still the only album I really love by Gonzales.

    What was the first song you heard by 1?
    "Chicago", I presume... The whole Illinoise album was a shock. The sweeeeeetest shock ever, but still deeply impressive!

    What is your favorite song by 4?
    By far: "Snow White". Not representative at all, but awesome though.

    How many time have you seen 9 live?
    Once, last summer at Paleo festival, Nyon. They transformed the field in a postmodern rock cathedral, then the fairy-DJ Björk came and made it a rave-party.

    Is there a song of 8 that makes you sad?
    "Ritz 107", as it is downtempo...? I mean it's Fischerspooner, they're not likely to make you feel something else than "Happy"!

    What is your favorite album of 5?
    I only know "Give Up"

    What is your favorite lyric that 3 has sung?
    In Solo Piano there's only piano... solo.

    What is your favorite song of 1?
    That one's hard... I'll chose "Concerning the UFO Sighting Near Highland, Illinois", but it could also be "Come On! Feel The Illinoise!" or "The Predatory Wasp Of The Palisades Is Out To Get Us!", as well as so many others...

    What is your favorite song of 10?
    1 2 3 4"!!! Walk on a Mediterranean beach around 3a.m. with your iPod on: you'll never find anything cooler than Leslie Feist teaching you mathematic basis.

    How many times have you seen 8 live?
    Once, at the ForNoise in Pully (Lausanne), august 2006. This was entertainment, people!

    What is your favorite album of 1?
    "Come on Feel the Illinoise": a masterpiece of Music History. Please don't argue.


    PS: a notice about my charts and the fact that they're quiet fixed for a long time and don't reflect my latest tastes: these months I'm more into electro, but tagging remixes is always a bit confusing ("should I put te name of the original performer, or the remixer's one, or the remix's remixer's one?"... and so on).
    So I could probably love Kissy Sell Out (to name one example) for ages, I could marry him and raise his children, since I don't tag him as the performer of the cover he does, he'll never be in part of this top ten.
    (but Justice are on their way! Stay tuned;-))
  • ten thousand maniac

    Mag 4 2007, 0:16

    10000th track scrobbled:
    Innocence (Mark Stent Mix)
  • Gault-Millau

    Nov 18 2006, 17:52

    Depuis quelques semaines, j'essaie de faire un peu de tri dans les presque 14 Go de mon iTunes chéri. Initialement, la finalité de ce processus de longue haleine était de désigner les mâillons faibles de la looooongue, si looooooongue liste, et ainsi libérer le disque dur débordant de Melvin, mon fidèle PowerBook.

    Hélas, ma propension à l'archivage outrancier rend très délicate pour moi la tâche de deleter des titres définitivement. J'ai donc opté pour un autre système: au lieu de se la jouer "tu sors, le 12!", je me prête désormais au jeu de l'expertise (nécessairement fort subjective) des chansons, les unes après les autres.

    Je décerne donc des étoiles, comme un critique gastronomique sur les routes de province. Dommage que last.fm ne puisse pas encore inclure ce nouveau critère dans ses charts!
    En revanche, last.fm est en avance sur iTunes pour l'option de tagging, car se limiter à attribuer un seul style aux titres de ma bibliothèque reste un abominable casse-tête, que last.fm a bien résolu avec son système de courants multiples...

    Actuellement, Melvin ne dénombre que 40 titres auréolés de cinq étoiles, dont je vous fournirai peut-être un extrait de listing prochainement.

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