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  • Top Ten Artists Meme

    Ago 20 2008, 18:08

    Top 10 artists:
    1) Tegan and Sara
    2) Rilo Kiley
    3) Mirah
    4) Smoosh
    5) Bloc Party
    6) Architecture in Helsinki
    7) Ingrid Michaelson
    8) Tilly and the Wall
    9) Of Montreal
    10) The Beatles

    What was the first song you ever heard by 6? (Architecture in Helsinki)
    One Heavy February

    What is your favorite album of 8? (Tilly and the Wall)
    Wild Like Children

    What is your favorite lyrics of 5? (Bloc Party)
    ugh, that's really difficult. Their music is so political and thought-provoking, but the lyrics I've probably related the most to I also use as an away message sometimes:

    If I could do it all again
    I'd make more mistakes
    not be so scared of falling.
    If I could do it again
    I would climb more trees
    I'd pick and I'd eat more wild blackberries.

    How many times have seen each of your ten bands live?

    1) Tegan and Sara - 4 times
    2) Rilo Kiley - 3 times
    3) Mirah - once
    4) Smoosh - twice
    5) Bloc Party - once
    6) Architecture in Helsinki - once
    7) Ingrid Michaelson - once
    8) Tilly and the Wall - once
    9) Of Montreal - once
    10) The Beatles - um, that wasn't possible in my lifetime, but I have seen Paul McCartney.

    What is your favorite song by number 7? (Ingrid Michaelson)
    Starting Now

    Is there a song of 3 that makes you sad? (Mirah)
    Not really. I mean, some of her songs are sad, but her music is so pretty I'm always happy when I'm listening to it, if that makes sense.

    What is your favorite song by 2? (Rilo Kiley)
    Oh geez, that's something I always go back and forth about. I think it's With Arms Outstretched though.

    What is your favorite song by 9? (Of Montreal)
    As cliche as it may be, Wraith Pinned to the Mist and Other Games

    What is your favorite album by 1? (Tegan and Sara)
    This Business of Art

    How did you get into 3? (Mirah)
    I kept seeing my friends with good taste listening to her on last.fm, so I checked her out.

    What is your favorite song by 4? (Smoosh)
    Gold

    Which of the 10 has influenced you the most?
    Well, I mean, The Beatles have had a place in my life since childhood, but I feel the greatest connection with Tegan and Sara's music.

    What is a good memory concerning 2? (Rilo Kiley)
    Any of the times I saw them live and the entire crowd sang along to With Arms Outstretched. That's a great feeling.

    What is a good memory concerning 3? (Mirah)
    Singing along to Recommendation over and over again in my car on the way to Sacramento from the bay area. That song needs to be longer.

    Is there a song by 8 that makes you sad? (Tilly and the Wall)
    any of their slower songs. they're such a contrast to the usual upbeat happiness of their music.

    What is your favorite song of 1? (Tegan and Sara)
    My Number

    How did you become a fan of 10? (The Beatles)
    oh, it probably happened in the womb.
  • Scrobble Party!

    Feb 12 2008, 6:58

    Currently, seven of my twenty friends are scrobbling. I think this is a record. It's eight if you count me! How can you expect a girl to go to bed during exciting times like these? You just can't.
  • my first journal entry is a meme.. oh my

    Lug 4 2007, 6:03

    First, make a list of your top-20 artists overall. Then, for each of these artists, add the 8 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 9 represents an extremely unvaried musical taste while a 160 represents an extremely varied one (DO NOT count your top 20 artists, only the similar artists).

    1. Tegan and Sara:
    Rilo Kiley - 1
    Metric - 2
    Death Cab for Cutie - 3
    Eisley - 4
    Stars - 5
    The Shins - 6
    Yeah Yeah Yeahs - 7
    Tilly and the Wall - 8

    2. Smoosh:
    Mates of State - 9
    Of Montreal - 10
    Architecture in Helsinki - 11
    Rilo Kiley
    Stars
    The Fiery Furnaces - 12
    Belle and Sebastian - 13
    Tilly and the Wall

    3. Bloc Party:
    The Arcade Fire - 14
    Arctic Monkeys - 15
    Interpol - 16
    The Strokes - 17
    Franz Ferdinand - 18
    Death Cab for Cutie
    The Killers - 19
    Kaiser Chiefs - 20

    4. Mirah:
    Cat Power - 21
    Sufjan Stevens - 22
    Rilo Kiley
    Joanna Newsom - 23
    Feist - 24
    Elliott Smith - 25
    Iron and Wine - 26
    Andrew Bird - 27

    5. Architecture in Helsinki:
    Of Montreal
    Belle and Sebastian
    The Decemberists - 28
    Broken Social Scene - 29
    The Shins
    Clap Your Hands Say Yeah - 30
    The Arcade Fire
    The Unicorns - 31

    6. The Beatles:
    The Rolling Stones - 32
    The Who - 33
    John Lennon - 34
    Led Zeppelin - 35
    Queen - 36
    The Beach Boys - 37
    The Doors - 38
    David Bowie - 39

    7. Rilo Kiley:
    The Decemberists
    The Shins
    Tegan and Sara - 40
    Death Cab for Cutie
    Bright Eyes - 41
    Tilly and the Wall
    Belle and Sebastian
    Stars

    8. Imogen Heap:
    Frou Frou - 42
    The Postal Service - 43
    Jem - 44
    Regina Spektor - 45
    Tegan and Sara
    Death Cab for Cutie
    Sia - 46
    Rilo Kiley

    9. Tilly and the Wall:
    Rilo Kiley
    Mates of State
    Of Montreal
    Architecture in Helsinki
    Camera Obscura - 47
    Stars
    Belle and Sebastian
    The Decemberists

    10. Jenny Lewis with the Watson Twins:
    Neko Case - 48
    Rilo Kiley
    Cat Power
    M. Ward - 49
    Sufjan Stevens
    The Elected - 50
    Feist
    Wilco - 51

    11. Ratatat:
    LCD Soundsystem - 52
    M83 - 53
    Hot Chip - 54
    !!! - 55
    The Books - 56
    The Knife - 57
    Junior Boys - 58
    The Faint - 59

    12. Of Montreal:
    Architecture in Helsinki
    Belle and Sebastian
    The Decemberists
    The Shins
    Neutral Milk Hotel - 60
    The Unicorns
    The New Pornographers - 61
    The Arcade Fire

    13. Fiona Apple:
    Tori Amos - 62
    Regina Spektor
    Aimee Mann - 63
    Cat Power
    Rachael Yamagata - 64
    Rufus Wainwright - 65
    Ani DiFranco - 66
    PJ Harvey - 67

    14. Eisley:
    Rilo Kiley
    Tegan and Sara
    Death Cab for Cutie
    Tilly and the Wall
    The Format - 68
    Bright Eyes
    Azure Ray - 69
    Copeland - 70

    15. Jimmy Eat World:
    Taking Back Sunday - 71
    Dashboard Confessional - 72
    The All-American Rejects - 73
    Fall Out Boy - 74
    Brand New - 75
    Weezer - 76
    Yellowcard - 77
    My Chemical Romance - 78

    16. Sarah McLachlan:
    Jewel - 79
    Alanis Morissette - 80
    Sheryl Crow - 81
    Dido - 82
    Tori Amos
    Anna Nalick - 83
    Michelle Branch - 84
    Lisa Loeb - 85

    16. Mates of State:
    Of Montreal
    Rilo Kiley
    Tilly and the Wall
    Architecture in Helsinki
    Stars
    The Decemberists
    The Shins
    Belle and Sebastian

    18. Regina Spektor:
    Cat Power
    Fiona Apple - 86
    Feist
    Sufjan Stevens
    Rilo Kiley
    Bright Eyes
    Tegan and Sara
    Elliott Smith

    19. Frou Frou:
    Imogen Heap - 87
    The Postal Service
    Zero 7 - 88
    Death Cab for Cutie
    The Shins
    Bjork - 89
    Jem
    Bonnie Somerville - 90

    20. Her Space Holiday:
    The Postal Service
    The Faint
    Stars
    Mates of State
    Rilo Kiley
    The Unicorns
    Architecture in Helsinki
    The Notwist - 91

    91 total.. I guess that puts me somewhere in between. Crazy the number of Rilo Kileys listed...