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29 nov 2009, 21:53 av DreadfulHeroHello, 2003! This was my first full year of working at the local record store Rock-It-Man, and it shows. Total albums of 2003 nearly doubled from the previous year. This is also the first year where there's a sign that maybe another human being is instrumental in what I listen to. Sure, that human being is a kid who I've never even met in real life and lives halfway across the country. But in 2003, that's a-okay with me because the kid's got taste. And when I listen to him, it generally pays off. See #1. And #5 for that matter, since there would be no #5 if not for #1 (as weird as that might be. Nada Surf is tied to both bands, too).
1. Brand New - Deja Entendu
2. The Stills - Logic Will Break Your Heart
3. Celebrity - Lovesick
14 mar 2008, 02:48 av ForSatori1919I saw another guy post one of these and figured it would be kind of neat to see what i've been to and how i've changed, too bad we all didn't have last.fm accounts when were were kids to compare and contrast eh? So i'll include as much as i can possibly remember, however embarrassing some of the shows might be. I'll start with most recent and work my way back.
Dan Deacon, Future Islands, Teeth Mountain
Mythical Beast, Expo '70, Prince Rama Of Ayodhya
TV on the Radio with The Dirtbombs
Torche with Coliseum and Clouds
The Plastic People of the Universe, and Little Cow
Lymbyc Systym w/ This Will Destroy You and Black Xmas
Boris w/ Torche and Lair of the Minotaur
mewithoutYou w/ Maps & Atlases and Gasoline Heart
Expo '70 w/ Eric Hall and Pacific Before Tiger
Wolf Eyes w/ This Is My Condition and The LWA
Peter Murphy w/ ALI ESKANDARIAN
Sigur Ros w/ Helgi Hrafn Jónsson
6 feb 2008, 06:17 av DreadfulHeroCelebrity's new eponymously titled EP. What I thought was an iTunes exclusive release was found coincidentally on mtraks.com, at a higher bitrate than what iTunes undoubtedly offers and DRM-free to boot. So what do I do? Why, I sign up for a free trial on mtracks.com (which seems pretty useless other than grabbing this EP) and got this EP for free!
Anyway, Celebrity released one of my favorite debut albums ever in 2003 with Lovesick, a soaring, melancholic album that road huge waves of sound for the 38 or so minutes that it ran. Reviews cited My Bloody Valentine, U2, Depeche Mode, and Failure as the most obvious influences. The band definitely took the best from all those bands and turned it into something their own. The band returned in 2006 with Mining for Twilight, an enjoyable album that nevertheless fell vastly short of the heights the first album reached mainly because the songs were slower and the production was terrible for a band that thrives on sounding big. …
29 jan 2008, 18:47 av richtaylor521Since I still need to scribe some write-ups for some of the albums on my best of ‘07 list, I figured I’d post this.
Question marks (?) indicate artists that have stated they’re writing new material, but an ‘08 release is not definite; although, at an educated guess- I’d say an ‘08 release is likely.
Bold font are albums I’m looking forward to. Bold font plus red are albums I’m really looking forward to.
If there’s any mistakes please let me know. Feel free to post releases I’ve missed, also.
¡Forward, Russia! ~ Life Processes
(+44) ~ tba
(Damn) This Desert Air ~ TBA
10 Years ~ Divisions
1997 ~ tba
3 Doors Down ~ tba
311 ~ tba
36 Crazyfists ~ tba
50 Cent ~ Before I Self Destruct
7th Son ~ tba
Æthenor ~ Faking Gold and Murder
Abc ~ Traffic
A Breach on Heaven ~ Through the Mirror (leaked)
A Different Breed Of Killer ~ tba
A Hill to Die Upon ~ tba
A Loss for Words ~ tba
A Shoreline Dream ~ tba
A Silver Mt. Zion ~ 13 Blues for Thirteen Moons (leaked)
A Skylit Drive ~ tba?
27 jan 2008, 20:00 av DreadfulHeroHere's what I'm looking forward to this year. 2005 was my busiest (and best overall) year of music, and a number of artists who released something that year are poised to take over 2008, too. And also some artists that haven't released anything since 2004. And also some of the more noteworthy acts of 2006. '08 is looking bright.
Nada Surf - Lucky (February 5)
I've listened to this album once already, and I wasn't completely blown away by it. Maybe I never will be, but I expect for it to grow on me considerably by year's end.
What Made Milwaukee Famous - What Doesn't Kill Us (March 4)
Follow-up to one of the better debut albums I heard in '06.
Elbow - The Seldom Seen Kid (March 17 UK)
I recently reminded myself how good their last album was. I won't immediately import this, but I will wholeheartedly enjoy an illegal rip of it until I can find an import copy at a good price or until it comes Stateside.
The Hush Sound - Goodbye Blues (March 18)
17 jul 2007, 21:44 av viciousadmirerThis is the playlist I put on when I'm trying to relax or fall asleep. It's pretty long, but worth it. If you don't have these songs, you absolutely need to get them.
1. Sleeper 1972 - Manchester Orchestra
2. Close Your Eyes - Young Love
3. Japanese Gum - Her Space Holiday
4. On A Freezing Chicago Street - Margot & the Nuclear So and So's
5. Concrete Boots - Immoor
6. Simple, Starving To Be Safe - Daphne Loves Derby
7. Instead Of Beauty, Branding - After The Sirens
8. Little Child - The Panic Division
9. How Do I Fix My Head - Straylight Run
10. The City Lights - Umbrellas
11. Away to the Heart - Noise Ratchet
12. You Remind Me Of Home - Ben Gibbard
13. Motionless - Hotel Lights
14. Earth And Venus - Andy Davis
15. Holiday in Spain - Number One Fan
16. Once More With Feeling - Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly
17. Picture - Mute Math
18. City Dreamer - The Go Find
19. Paper Bag - Dear and the Headlights
20. Someone Else's Life - Joshua Radin
23 feb 2007, 01:20 av DreadfulHeroI realized I hadn't compiled a list of music that I'm looking forward to this year yet. Since it's still early in the year, I can still do that. Here's what I'm looking forward to purchasing between now and December.
Charlotte Hatherley - The Deep Blue
Okay, so I've already listened to this a couple times and haven't been all that impressed with it. But Charlotte's got charm, and while it won't be an immediate buy like her debut solo album, it will find its way in my collection someday.
Arcade Fire - Neon Bible
Back in 2004, I listed Funeral my #3 album of the year. The follow up is easily one of my most anticipated albums of the year, and I have even stayed away from listening to the early internet leak. I can't wait to hear it soon.
Lovedrug - Everything Starts Where It Ends
See previous entry.
Ken Andrews - Secrets of the Lost Satellite
I've listened to it just once, but I like it. And even though I haven't been really crazy for the former Failure frontman's solo albums, they're always solid. …
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1 John Luther Adams 40
There did an interview with the dude on Allmusic a month or two back (http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&token=ADFEAEE4781DDD4AAA7320D5993E57C4A053FA06CA4EFB87126E495AD1A93358810A67F440A4C6C5AEF875B47EE3FD24A65905D1CEFE3681&sql=61::6;CC). He sort of comes off as a typically composer type (a little full of himself), but it's interesting none the less. I've been checking out his work when I get the chance (not often enough), but I still come back to In the White Silence. That whole album is just gorgeous and highly recommended to anyone that has a passing interest in Max Richter and other likeminded composers. I don't know what it is about the first song/album you hear from someone...why does that, nine times out of ten, forever remain your favorite?
2 James Brown 23
I just did a blog about the guy. Go back to my main page and check out MP3 Blog #15. …
2 jan 2007, 03:01 av Flahhttp://ec2.images-amazon.com/images/P/B000HCPSX0.01._AA240_SCLZZZZZZZ_V35881877_.jpg
1 Squarepusher 46
Hello Everything has some decent stuff on it. I wouldn't call it one of the best records he's ever made, but it's certainly not bad. Theme From Sprite is another good fusion song and is about as catchy as My Sound. Vacuum Garden kind of sucks. Reminds me of Iannis Xenakis's Diamorphoses, except boring as hell. All in all, it's something I'll revisit again.
2 Examination of the... 19
I think I was listening to Everlovely Lightningheart, dozed off, and woke up after their complete discography played through. I like them, but I never get to them that often. It's not exactly a first choice of mine. The Whitest of Elephants is their strongest work, but I'm fond of We Are the Architects of Desire as well.
3 Part Timer 14
I found my third listen to be underwhelming. I kept promising myself after my first and second listen that there had to be more here and I'd quickly fall in love after I found it. …