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  • Boredom Has Set In

    Set 30 2008, 23:19

    What song you heard first?
    What song made you fall in love with this band?
    What song is your current favourite?

    1. Siouxsie & The Banshees
    First song: Candyman
    Made you fall in love: Christine
    Current Fave: The Rapture

    2. David Bowie
    First song: Lets Dance
    Made you fall in love: Life On Mars
    Current Fave: Teenage Wildlife

    3. The Blood Brothers
    First song: Set Fire To The Face On Fire
    Made you fall in love: Set Fire To The Face On Fire
    Current Fave: The Salesman, Denver Max or Metronome

    4. Crystal Castles
    First song: Crimewave
    Made you fall in love: Magic Spells
    Current Fave: Good Times (Drink N Fuck)

    5. Bauhaus
    First song: Kick In The Eye
    Made you fall in love: Bela Lugosi is Dead
    Current Fave: Mask

    6. Patrick Wolf
    First song: The Magic Position
    Made you fall in love: The Child Catcher
    Current Fave: A Boy Like Me

    7. Final Fantasy (Owen Pallet)
    First song: This Lamb Sells Condos
    Made you fall in love: Arctic Circle
    Current Fave: Furniture

    8. The Holly Springs Disaster
    First song: I Feel Like Taking Some Crazy Pills
    Made you fall in love: A Nice Night For a Neck Injury
    Current Fave: I D.A.R.E. David Bowie To Drive Drunk

    9. Daisy Chainsaw
    First song: Love Your Money
    Made you fall in love: Pink Flower
    Current Fave: Waiting For the Wolves

    10. The Faint
    First song: Agenda Suicide
    Made you fall in love: Casual Sex
    Current Fave: Enola Gay

    11. Chromatics
    First song: The Price Of Love
    Made you fall in love: In The City
    Current Fave: I Want Your Love

    12. Between the Buried and Me
    First song: Backwards Marathon
    Made you fall in love: Little 15
    Current Fave: Selkies

    13. Santogold
    First song: You'll Find a Way (Switch Remix)
    Made you fall in love: Creator
    Current Fave: Unstoppable

    14. Joy Division
    First song: Love Will Tear Us Apart
    Made you fall in love: Decades
    Current Fave: 24 Hours

    15. Spank Rock
    First song: Rick Rubin
    Made you fall in love: Pussy
    Current Fave: Switch

    Siouxsie & The BansheesThe Blood BrothersDavid BowieCrystal CastlesBauhausPatrick WolfFinal FantasyThe Holly Springs DisasterDaisy ChainsawThe FaintChromaticsBetween The Buried & MeSantogoldJoy DivisionSpank Rock
  • Top 50 Survey.

    Set 30 2008, 22:58

    Seriously.
    But doing one of these has been long overdue.

    1. How did you get into 29?
    I think I got into them after I saw their video for "Ant Music" back in grade 7.

    2. What was the first song you ever heard by 22?
    "A Night Of Solid Golf" probably was my first Straight Reads the Line.

    3. What's your favorite lyric by 3?
    "Something inside me has DIED!" Kommunity Fk

    4. What is your favorite album by 49?
    My favourite DAT Politics album is "Go Pets Go"

    5. How many albums by 13 do you own?
    Her only one aha.
    Santogold

    6. What is your favorite song by 50?
    I'd probably say "Find My Soul" by Sally Shapiro

    7. Is there a song by 39 that makes you sad?
    Not really, Virgin Prunes are too goofy to make me sad. I can't take them seriously.

    8. What is your favorite song by 15?
    Its all about "Coke and Wet" by Spank Rock.

    9. What is your favorite song by 5?
    Bauhaus has a lot of great songs! But "Mask" is probably my most recent favorite.

    10. Is there a song by 6 that makes you happy?
    Obviously, who can find "The Magic Position" anything but rainbows and unicorns? Patrick Wolf is the best.

    11. What is your favorite album by 40?
    My favorite Swans album is probably "Children of God"

    12. What is your favorite song by 10?
    Casual Sex is my all time favorite Faint song. Their cover of Enola Gay and In Concert are up there too.

    13. What is a good memory you have involving 30?
    Hmm I'm not actually sure, I think when I find heard "Chandeliers and Vines" was a really great memory of them.

    14. What is your favorite song by 38?
    For argument's sake, "Fuck the Pain Away" is Peaches's best song. It was the first song I ever heard from her and got me into her.

    15. Is there a song by 19 that makes you happy?
    I think Visage are really depressing, I can't think of a single song of their's that it is happy.

    16. How many times have you seen 25 live?
    Placebo? Once.

    17. What is the first song you ever heard by 23?
    "Gorgeous" was my first song from theSTART.

    18. What is your favorite album by 11?
    Is "In Shining Violence" an ep or album? Either way its my favorite by Chromatics.

    19. Who is a favorite member of 1?
    Thats tricky. Obviously Siouxsie is pretty high up there but I love Steve Severin's bass work.

    20. Have you ever seen 14 live?
    None, Ian Curtis killed himself about 15 years before I was born. Although there's always New Order but its still not Joy Division.

    21. What is a good memory involving 27?
    I don't think I've ever had a good memory of Dalek I Love You.

    22. What is your favorite song by 16?
    Love Love Love! Such a great song. I'm so happy The Organ are getting back together.

    23. What is the first song you ever heard by 47?
    My first Roxy Music song was probably "Love Is A Drug" from when I was a kid.

    24. What is your favorite album by 18?
    Probably "Happy Hollows" by Cursive.

    25. What is your favorite song by 21?
    I'm going to have to say that my favorites by Jesus And Mary Chain are"Just Like Honey" or "Never Understand."

    26. What is the first song you ever heard by 26?
    Morningrise was my first Slowdive song.

    27. What is your favorite album by 3?
    Fuck thats way too hard. Choosing a favorite David Bowie album is like choosing a favorite child. If anything, I'd say "Station to Station" and "Low".

    28. What is your favorite song by 2?
    The Salesman, Denver Max without a doubt. That IS The Blood Brother's song.

    29. What was the first song you ever heard by 32?
    My first Death From Above 1979 song was probably "Blood On Our Hands".

    30. What is you favorite song by 8?
    "A Nice Night For a Neck Injury" is my favorite Holly Springs Disaster song. Its just so perfect!

    31. How many times have you seen 17 live?
    None. Really wish I saw Ladytron when they played Toronto in July.

    32. Is there a song by 44 that makes you happy?
    Aha Miyavi. I used to love him but now I find him sort of grating. "How To Love" always makes me happy though, I like the guitar work in it.

    33. What is you favorite album by 12?
    Definitely not Colors. Alaska is for sure my favorite. That album is gold. Between the Buried & Me are intense.

    34. What is the worst song by 45?
    Malice Mizer have a lot of really bad songs, anything with Gackt in it is of questionable quality. I miss Malice Mizer, don't get me wrong, but I like Tetsu era the best.

    35. What was the first song you ever heard by 34?
    "In Between Days" was my first Cure song back in grade 7 I think.

    36. What is you favorite album by 48?
    "Internal Wrangler" is my favorite Clinic album.

    37. How many times have you seen 42 live?
    Uffie? Aha she is sort of a guilty pleasure. I have yet to see her live but I think she would be interesting to see for sure.

    38. What is your favorite song by 36?
    I'm going to go with "Hand In Glove" for this one, I love the guitar overdubs.

    39. What was the first song you ever heard by 28?
    My first Yeah Yeah Yeahs song was "Date With the Night". I remember I hated it when I first heard it until I saw the video and got hooked.

    40. What is you favorite album by 7?
    He Poos Clouds! Only Owen Pallet would make an album about D&D.

    41. Is there a song by 31 that makes you happy?
    "Release the Bats" by The Birthday Party makes me really happy, its so campy.

    42. What is your favorite album by 41?
    "Plague Park" is Handsome Furs only album.

    43. What is your favorite song by 24?
    "For Stevie Wonder's Eyes Only" is amazing, for sure my favorite Bring Me the Horizon song.

    44. What is a good memory you have involving 46?
    Aha anytime I listen to "Texas is South" is a good memory.

    45. What is your favorite song by 35?
    My favorite by Ministry? "Everyday is Halloween."

    46. Is there a song by 9 that makes you happy?
    "Pink Flower" makes me pretty happy. Daisy Chainsaw are crazy, I love listening to this song late at night, its so trippy.

    47. What is your favorite album by 37?
    Odyssey and Oracle! Best Zombies album.

    48. Who is a favorite member of 4?
    Fuck I really can't choose! Their both so cool.

    49. What is the first song you ever heard by 43?
    "My Fears Have Become Phobias" was probably my first song by As Blood Runs Black.

    50. How many albums do you own by 20?
    I don't have any of Xiu Xiu's albums :(
  • Being Negitive About My Top 25 (Again)

    Ago 8 2008, 4:32

    Boredom has set in...

    25. The Birthday Party

    I really don't like Nick Cave's later work and his voice verges on annoying a lot for me.

    24. Yeah Yeah Yeahs

    I despise "Fever to Tell", I only like one or two songs off of it. Plus I don't understand why so many people love "Maps" so much.

    23. Spank Rock

    There's nothing bad that can be said about Spank Rock... except if I wanted to be really critical I could that some of their lyrics make them out to be misogynist pigs.

    22. The Faint

    All of their songs are about sex but they don't seem like the kind of guys that get laid very often.

    21. Xiu Xiu

    I don't really listen to ol' Xiu Xiu that much anymore but I still love them. If only Jamie Stewart wasn't so whiny and clingy sounding.

    20. Dalek I Love You

    Again, don't listen to these guys as much as I used too but it really sucks that they never became big, since they're really good at what they do.

    19. Bishi

    Her voice can be very shrill and grating at times.

    18. Straight Reads the Line

    They are way better live then on recording.

    17. Placebo

    I find that I really miss old Placebo these days, they are no where as good as they were before "Meds".

    16. The Jesus and Mary Chain

    "Darklands" was sort of a disappointment for me, they just aren't as good without all the walls of sound. Hell, its sort of sad to say that an artist is better when you can't hear them properly.

    15. Visage

    I can only listen to them sometimes + "Fade to Grey" is garbage.

    14. Ladytron

    I love almost everything by this band minus a couple of songs, mainly "Paco".

    13. The Organ

    Well I would say that I was pissed when they broke up but I heard they're back together and making a new album which makes me REALLY happy. What I don't like about them is how short their album was! Just a bit over a half hour. Thats crazy!

    12. Joy Division

    I know I might get some flack for this but I find them at times to be really boring. Sure JD is a great band and has some truly great songs but songs like "Passover" tarnish an almost perfect discography. Plus I find it sort of tacky that they named themselves after a groups of women in concentration camps that were pimped out to Nazis. Just saying...

    11. Daisy Chainsaw

    My only criticism of Daisy Chainsaw is how they broke up and became Queen Adreena. I like Queen Adreena but to me they are no where as good as Daisy Chainsaw.

    10. Chromatics

    I'm not big on this new disco sound they have now but they still are a really great band.

    9. Between the Buried and Me

    I love BTBAM but only in small amounts. I'm not used to 14 minute songs like the majority of songs on "Colors" but I'm trying to deal.

    8. The Holly Springs Disaster

    This band is pretty much perfection, I don't know what to say about them.

    7. Patrick Wolf

    I have to take points off for dying your hair orange, making proclamations about being bisexual, being eccentric and campy and being very skinny and pale. Sound familiar? It would be really easy to write him off as a Bowie copy cat.

    6. Final Fantasy (Owen Pallet)

    I can't really think of anything negative to say about him. He's too awesome.

    5. Bauhaus

    I tend to like their straightforward songs a lot more then their weird, arty songs. As for their new album I'm not really sure if I like it that much yet, I haven't really given it a chance but so far so good I guess.

    4. Crystal Castles

    No matter what anyone says about their recent controversies, people seem to forget that there has been far more artists then them that have illegally sampled other people's music not to mention artists who have stolen other people's art for promotion. That being said, I will admit that they do come off as really pretentious in interviews which might bite them in the ass if they don't cut the shit but they defiantly have a lot of potential.

    3. David Bowie

    Why did you contribute vocals to that horrible Scarlett Johansson album? I miss YOUR work, you haven't released an album in five years.

    2. The Blood Brothers

    I hate to say this but I don't really like Cody's and Johnny's new band Jaguar Love... even though I'm hopefully seeing them in a couple of weeks with The Faint and Genghis Tron. Other then that I really wish you didn't break up...

    1. Siouxsie & The Banshees

    I have to say, before I really wasn't digging Siouxsie's solo album but its grown on me a lot. With that said, I don't understand why a lot of SATB fans love Kiss in the Dreamhouse so much. Its one of my least favorite albums by them.

    Siouxsie & The BansheesThe Birthday PartyYeah Yeah YeahsThe FaintSpank RockXiu XiuDalek I Love YouBishiStraight Reads The LinePlaceboThe Jesus and Mary ChainVisageLadytronThe OrganJoy DivisionDaisy ChainsawChromaticsBetween the Buried and MeThe Holly Springs DisasterPatrick WolfFinal FantasyBauhausCrystal CastlesDavid BowieThe Blood Brothers
  • Soundtrack to Life

    Apr 14 2008, 21:49

    Put your music library on shuffle, and write down the first song that comes up.

    Opening Credits
    Augustine- Patrick Wolf

    This song is really depressing for the opening credits. The Magic Position would make for a way happier beginning.

    Waking Up
    New York New York- Nina Hagen

    This is really random, but I sort of like the thoughts of it to a montage of me getting dressed.

    First Day at School
    Bullets- The Misfits

    Meh...

    Falling in Love
    Moss Garden- David Bowie

    I could see this being used in some weird 80's sex scene in a movie, maybe The Hunger.

    Breaking Up
    Enjoy the Abuse- Combichrist:

    Sort of disturbing and morbid.
    I like the thoughts of it :)

    Prom
    Classic Girl- Jane's Addiction

    Way too chill of a song, you need something loud and crazy for prom.

    Getting Back Together
    Laser Speed- Between the Buried and Me

    I can sort of see it fitting but its a little random.

    Mental Breakdown
    Three Girl Rhumba- Wire

    Terrible for a breakdown, Pink Flower by Daisy Chainsaw would have been perfect.

    Driving
    I am Not Surprised- The Organ

    Its a meh choice, I think other songs would work better.

    Flashback
    Trash Flavored Trash- The Blood Brothers

    Sounds like a pretty sick flash back.

    Meeting Someone New
    Disco 2000- Pulp

    Weird song choice, the lyrics in the song sound like a stalkerish guy... not to say I'm not.

    Wedding
    Alice- Sisters of Mercy

    What a fucked up wedding.

    Birth of Child
    A Lot Like Vegas- Bring Me the Horizon

    I'd say this works pretty well for child birth.

    Final Battle
    Informal Gluttony- Between the Buried and Me

    This would be amazing in a battle scene, the opening is epic!

    Death Scene
    Face to Face- Siouxsie & The Banshees

    Thats perfect for a death scene, the lyrics work well with it.

    Funeral Scene
    To the Grind- Arise and Ruin

    Doesn't really work with a funeral...

    End Credits
    Piazza, The New York Catcher- Belle and Sebastian

    Random but I think it works.Patrick WolfNina HagenThe MisfitsDavid BowieCombichristJane's AddictionBetween the Buried and MeWireThe OrganThe Blood BrothersPulpSisters of MercyBring Me the HorizonSiouxsie & The BansheesArise And RuinBelle and Sebastian
  • Another "Be Negitive About Your Top 20" List

    Mar 7 2008, 18:27

    20. Miyavi:
    His fans can be really annoying.

    19. Death from Above 1979:
    Their such an amazing group and I find it really sad that they only made one album before breaking up.

    18. Final Fantasy (Owen Pallet):
    His music can sort of make me depressed sometimes.

    17. Daisy Chainsaw:
    Again, they made only one album before disbanding and a bunch of insanely good demos. I don't like "Love Your Money" all that much either.

    16. The Smiths:
    Their sort of overrated to tell you the truth. Yeah, their influential, great songwriting, intelligent etc. but some of their songs are so into self pity and angst.

    15. Ministry:
    I sort of don't get why their in my top 20 since the only songs by them that I love are "Should Have Known Better" and "Everyday is Halloween". I also prefer their older work to newer.

    14. Neon Blonde:
    They disbanded right before I started listening to them.

    13. Yeah Yeah Yeahs:
    Their first album so so much better then the second, the second album gets old really fast.

    12. Placebo:
    I used to love them but I don't really listen to them as much as I used to.

    11. Bauhaus:
    Stole from Bowie shamelessly.

    10. Malice Mizer:
    I didn't like the Gackt era too much.

    9. Holly Springs Disaster:
    Amazing Canadian band, really good at shows but their lead singer looks like a crack head.

    8. Between the Buried And Me:
    Some of their songs are way too long.

    7. Kommunity Fk:
    They haven't made new material (or atleast good) since the mid 80's but they tour consistently.

    6. The Organ:
    Stole quite a bit from Joy Division, The Cure and The Smiths to be original but still amazing.

    5. Crystal Castles:
    RELEASE THE NEW ALBUM SOON!

    4. Joy Division:
    Way too depressing to listen to sometimes.

    3. David Bowie:
    The late 80's albums weren't so great.

    2. The Blood Brothers:
    They broke up before I could see them live.

    1. Siouxsie & The Banshees:
    I'm not so into Siouxsie's solo work.


    MIYAVIDeath from Above 1979Final FantasyDaisy ChainsawThe SmithsMinistryNeon BlondeYeah Yeah YeahsPlaceboBauhausMALICE MIZERHolly springs disasterBetween the Buried and MeKommunity FKThe OrganCrystal CastlesJoy DivisionDavid BowieThe Blood BrothersSiouxsie and the BansheesThe Holly Springs Disaster