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One of my fave Alanis songs:

 

 

It loses the sinister sound of the album recording, but it's still stunning.

 

"And how would I explain!? How would I explain this to my children, if I had them?"

 

I love the ending most.

 

"WHY DO YOU STILL AFFECT ME? WHY DO YOU AFFECT ME STILL?

 

And I still can't walk without my crutches."

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I've got Black and Gold stuck on repeat.

 

This song was big, right? Nice religious song. I'd actually go to church if shit like this was sung.

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I've got Black and Gold stuck on repeat.

 

This song was big, right? Nice religious song. I'd actually go to church if shit like this was sung.

 

Big yes, but big doesn't necessarilly equal good, I found it pretty annoying myself but maybe that's because it's overplayed...

 

...nope, it's not just that, I simply don't like it much.

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Eenuh, get Virgin Suicides. Or Radiohead. Hands isn't that good. Really, Symmetry is the only track to go back to, so just buy that track seperately.

 

I don't like Laughing With by Regina Spektor. The message tells me nothing of interest. I'm aware that humans are contradictory selfish beings, and I'm sure that If I were in a crashing aeroplane, or dying from cold, I would pray to God, despite not believing in him before then. But that's cause I'd be desperate to live.

 

Plus "powerful". It's one of her least powerful things she's ever done...listen to "Braile" for once.

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Sam Sparro annoys me and I can not place why. I should like Black and Gold but I don't. I've never listened to the album (despite having it on my iTunes).

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Yeah, the album is a bit meh. Pocket is good, I think. I can't speak for the man himself. Never seen or read about him.

 

Big yes, but big doesn't necessarilly equal good, I found it pretty annoying myself but maybe that's because it's overplayed...

 

...nope, it's not just that, I simply don't like it much.

 

My avoidance of popular music has served me well. I heard this yesterday in my student bar and then it was released on SingStar the same day. I can't get enough of it.

 

I think it's the beats and the simple lyrics and potentially complex subject matter (yet not). Weird description but yeah...

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Each to their own... hearing stuff on the radio doesn't change my view much though, for instance if I like something the first time I hear it or if a song I know comes on the radio then I'll still like it no matter how many times it's played... but if I find a song annoying right from first play and then it gets played to death, I'll still hate it and this only increases with each play. :heh:

 

Anyway I can't exactly avoid the radio at work as I'm mostly at the mercy of w/e station is put on, sometimes it just gets turned off in disdain/protest by me though if theres a genuinely god-awful song on the deserves to be silenced in order to preserve the hearing/senses of all in close proximity. :blank:

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Eenuh, get Virgin Suicides. Or Radiohead. Hands isn't that good. Really, Symmetry is the only track to go back to, so just buy that track seperately.

 

 

To clarify, normally I wouldn't really be buying any of these albums (apart from Talkie Walkie), but since this deal is on I wanted to find some new stuff to listen to. Little Boots is only on that list because I was wondering what all the fuss is about heh. =P

 

I think I might just go with Radiohead, maybe. I'm not a huuuuge fan of them but they do have some great songs so yeah.

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Each to their own... hearing stuff on the radio doesn't change my view much though, for instance if I like something the first time I hear it or if a song I know comes on the radio then I'll still like it no matter how many times it's played... but if I find a song annoying right from first play and then it gets played to death, I'll still hate it and this only increases with each play. :heh:

 

Anyway I can't exactly avoid the radio at work as I'm mostly at the mercy of w/e station is put on, sometimes it just gets turned off in disdain/protest by me though if theres a genuinely god-awful song on the deserves to be silenced in order to preserve the hearing/senses of all in close proximity. :blank:

 

I actually find it helps me get hooked to something if I hear it around the place but don't actually listen to it. Then I get it after a while.

 

With songs I don't like, my mood goes in the opposite direction. :heh: (ie All Lady Gaga songs.)

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I think I might just go with Radiohead, maybe. I'm not a huuuuge fan of them but they do have some great songs so yeah.

 

It's not really their most accesible album. But stunning anyway.

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Lady GaGa performs her new song 'Bad Romance' on SNL tomorrow for the first time. The demo version of it literally just leaked, and the production is heavenly. She really does bring out the best in RedOne. Supposedly it sounds a million times better on the final version, which I'm happy to hear considering the vocal does sound a little odd in places.

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New Music...Friday!

 

Finally got around to listening to

 

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Had it since release but was ill and not in the mood for Dizzee. Good album. I'd imagine Holiday (also produced by Calvin Harris) will probably be the next single as its quite 'accessible' but I really liked Dirtee Cash (what song was that sampling...?) and Can't Tek No More. A new Dizzee album is always fun just to listen to the lyrics, although I forget what they are at the moment but I remember laughing :heh: Also gave me flashbacks of listening to Boy in da Corner in Yoyogi Park :)

 

Also listened to

 

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Had heard the song 'Hide Another Mistake' on How I Met Your Mother (as well as the band being featured) so thought I'd check it out. Not bad, although I prefer their more mellow stuff in the latter half. Will certainly give it another listen :)

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Holiday has already been released as a single. Dirtee Cash and Road Rage will also be released in the future as singles. The sample in Dirtee Cash is from a Stevie V song called Dirty Cash I think.

 

(Warning: Another List) Anyone seen the Pitchfork Top 200 albums of the decade list?

 

200. Jay Reatard - Blood Visions

199. Deerhoof - Apple O'

198. Boris - Akuma No Uta

197. Yeasayer - All Hour Cymbals

196. William Basinski - The Disentegration Loops

195. Bonnie "Prince" Billy - The Letting Go

194. Pulp - We Love Life

193. Devendra Banhart - Rejoicing in the Hands

192. Art Brut - Bang Bang Rock & Roll

191. Air - Talkie Walkie

190. Elliot Smith - Figure 8

189. Jamie Lidell - Multiply

188. M83 - Dead Cities, Red Seas & Lost Ghosts

187. Stars of the Lid - The Tired Sounds of Stars of the LId

186. The Thermals - The Body, the Blood, the Machine

185. Scarface - The Fix

184. Vitalic - OK Cowboy

183. Artic Monkeys - Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not

182. Max Tundra - Mastered by Guy at the Exchange

181. Andrew Bird - Andrew Bird & the Mysterious Production of Eggs

180. Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds - Abattoir Blues/Lyre of Orpheus

179. Camera Obscura - Lets Get Out of This Country

178. Lil' Wayne - The Carter II

177. Broadcast - The Noise Made By People

176. The Mountain Goats - Tallahassee

175. Various Artists - Total 3

174. Okkervil River - Black Sheep Boy

173. Herbert - Bodily Functions

172. Constantines - Shine a LIght

171. The Go! Team - Thunder, Lightning, Strike

170. Bright Eyes - Fevers and Mirrors

169. Common - Like Water for Chocolate

168. Califone - Roots and Crowns

167. Annie - Anniemal

166. Jim O'Rourke - Insignificance

165. Ricard Villalobos - Alcachofa

164. Les Savy Fav - Rome (Written Upside Down) EP

163. DJ/rupture - Uproot

162. Wu-Tang Clan - The W

161. Air France - No Way Down

160. Deerhunter - Cryptograms

159. Girl Talk - Night Ripper

158. Destroyer - Destroyer's Rubies

157. Lightning Bolt - Wonderful Rainbow

156. Bloc Party - Silent Alarm

155. Clipse - Lord Willin'

154. Ghostface Killah - The Pretty Toney Album

153. Jens Lekman - Night Falls Over Kortedala

152. Cannibal Ox - The Cold Vein

151. The Walkmen - Bows and Arrows

150. The New Pornographers - Twin Cinema

149. Tough Alliance - A New Chance

148. Erlend Oye - DJ Kicks

147. T.I. - King

146. My Morning Jacket - Z

145. Fiery Furnaces - Blueberry Boat

144. Andrew W.K. - I Get Wet

143. The Decemberists - Picaresque

142. Primal Scream - XTRMNTR

141. Neko Case - Blacklisted

140. TV on the Radio - Dear Science

139. Love Is All - Nine Times That Same Song

138. The Libertines - Up the Bracket

137. Iron & Wine - The Creek Drank the Cradle

136. No Age - Weirdo Rippers

135. Sigur Ros - ()

134. Queens of the Stone Age - Songs for the Deaf

133. Erykah Badu - New Amerykah Part One: 4th World War

132. Hercules and Love Affair - S/T

131. The Notwist - Neon Golden

130. Clipse - We Got It 4 Cheap, Vol. 2

129. The Streets - A Grand Don't Come for Free

128. Life Without Buildings - Any Other City

127. Sleater-Kinney - The Woods

126. Mastodon - Leviathan

125. The Books - Though for Food

124. PJ Harvey - Stories from the City, Stories from the Sea

123. Four Tet - Rounds

122. Ryan Adams - Heartbreaker

121. Broadcast - Haha Sound

120. Ted Leon and the Pharmacists - The Tyranny of Distance

119. Eminem - The Marshall Mathers LP

118. The Beta Band - Hot Shots II

117. Low - Things we Lost in the Fire

116. Michael Mayer - Immer

115. The Shins - Oh, Inverted World

114. Cam'ron - Purple Haze

113. LCD Soundsystem - S/T

112. Feist - The Reminder

111. M83 - Saturdays=Youth

110. The National - Boxer

109. Band of Horses - Everything All the Time

108. Sonic Youth - Murray Street

107. Justice - Cross

106. Caribou - Up in Flames

105. Battles - Mirrored

104. The Postal Service - Give Up

103. M.I.A/Diplo - Piracy Funds Terrorism Vol. 1

102. The Mountain Goats - The Sunset Tree

101. Franz Ferdinand - S/T

100. And You Shall Know Us By the Trail of Dead - Source Tags & Codes

99. Lil Wayne - Da Drought 3

98. Cat Power - You Are Free

97. Dismemberment Plan - Change

96. Spoon - Girls Can Tell

95. Grizzly Bear - Yellow House

94. Mclucksy - Mclusky Do Dallas

93. 2 Many DJs - As Heard on Radio Soulwax, Pt.2

92. Bjork - Vespertine

91. The New Pornographers - Mass Romantic

90. Jay-Z - The Black Album

89. Wolf Parade - Apologies to Queen Mary

88. The Wrens - The Meadowlands

87. Kanye West - Graduation

86. Belle and Sebastian - The Life Pursuit

85. Gas - Pop

84. Super Furry Animals - Rings Around the World

83. Joanna Newsom - Ys

82. Beck - Sea Change

81. Hot Chip - The Warning

80. The Clientele - Suburban Light

79. Justin Timberlake - FutureSex/LoveSounds

78. No Age - Nouns

77. Missy Elliott - Miss E: So Addictive

76. Junior Boys - Last Exit

75. Ghostface Killah - Fishscale

74. The White Stripes - Elephant

73. The Microphones - The Glow, pt. 2

72. Sleater-Kinney - One Beat

71. Portishead - Third

70. Sufjan Stevens - Greetings from Michigan

69. Liars - Drum's Not Dead

68. Robyn - Robyn

67. The Flaming Lips - Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots

66. J Dilla - Donuts

65. Godspeed You Black Emperor! - Lift Your Skinny Fists like Antennas to Heaven

64. The Hold Steady - Boys and Girls in America

63. Of Montreal - Hissing Fauna..

62. Dizzee Rascal - Boy in Da Corner

61. Cut Copy - In Ghost Colours

60. Exploding Hearts - Guitar Romantic

59. Ted Leo and the Pharmacists - Hearts of Oak

58. The Field - From Here We Go Sublime

57. The Rapture - Echoes

56. Dirty Projectors - Bitte Orca

55. Animal Collective - Feels

54. M.I.A. - Arular

53. Clinic - Internal Wrangler

52. Clipse - Hell hath No Fury

51. Vampire Weekend - Vampire Weekend

50. Deerhunter - Microcastle

49. Antony & the Johnsons - I Am a Bird Now

48. The Hold Steady - Separation Sunday

47. Joanna Newsom - The Milk-Eyed Mender

46. The Shins - Chutes Too Narrow

45. Fugazi - The Argument

44. D'Angelo - Voodoo

43. Luomo - Vocalcity

42. Grizzly Bear - Veckatimest

41. Burial - Untrue

40. The National - Alligator

39. Boredoms - Vision Creation Newsun

38. Phoenix - It's Never Been Like That

37. Yo La Tengo - And Then Nothing...

36. The Streets - Original Pirate Material

35. Spoon - Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga

34. Radiohead - Amnesiac

33. Basement Jaxx - Rooty

32. Fleet Foxes - Fleet Foxes

31. TV on the Radio - Return to Cookie Mountain

30. Boards of Canada - Geogaddi

29. Bon Iver - For Emma, Forever Ago

28. Kanye West - The College Dropout

27. Animal Collective - Sung Tongs

26. Fennesz - Endless Summer

25. Madvillain - Madvillainy

24. Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Fever to Tell

23. Broken Social Scene - You Forgot It in People

22. M.I.A. - Kala

21. Radiohead - In Rainbows

20. Interpol - Turn On the Bright Lights

19. Spoon - Kill the Moonlight

18. Kanye West - Late Registration

17. LCD Soundsystem - Sound of Silver

16. Sufjan Stevens - Illinois

15. The Knife - Silent Shout

14. Animal Collective - Merriweather Post Pavillion

13. Outkast - Stankonia

12. The White Stripes - White Blood Cells

11. Ghostface Killah - Supreme Clientele

10. The Avalanches - Since I Left You

09. Panda Bear - Person Pitch

08. Sigur Ros - Agaetis Byrjun

07. The Strokes - Is This It

06. Modest Mouse - The Moon & Antartica

05. Jay-Z - The Blueprint

04. Wilco - Yankee Hotel Foxtrot

03. Daft Punk - Discovery

02. Arcade Fire - Funeral

01. Radiohead - Kid A

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197. Yeasayer - All Hour Cymbals

 

167. Annie - Anniemal

 

132. Hercules and Love Affair - S/T

 

124. PJ Harvey - Stories from the City, Stories from the Sea

 

112. Feist - The Reminder

 

92. Bjork - Vespertine

 

83. Joanna Newsom - Ys

 

68. Robyn - Robyn

 

56. Dirty Projectors - Bitte Orca

 

49. Antony & the Johnsons - I Am a Bird Now

 

47. Joanna Newsom - The Milk-Eyed Mender

 

29. Bon Iver - For Emma, Forever Ago

 

24. Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Fever to Tell

 

21. Radiohead - In Rainbows

 

14. Animal Collective - Merriweather Post Pavillion

 

09. Panda Bear - Person Pitch

 

01. Radiohead - Kid A

 

 

YES! to the above, particularly the bolded, and particularly in particular BOTH Joanna Newsom albums.

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Sensational.

 

Yeah, kind of the biggest surprise of the Top 20. Especially since Pitchfork only gave it (the much too low score of) 6.4 when it first came out.

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194. Pulp - We Love Life

191. Air - Talkie Walkie

188. M83 - Dead Cities, Red Seas & Lost Ghosts

161. Air France - No Way Down

156. Bloc Party - Silent Alarm

148. Erlend Oye - DJ Kicks

112. Feist - The Reminder

111. M83 - Saturdays=Youth

81. Hot Chip - The Warning

77. Missy Elliott - Miss E: So Addictive

74. The White Stripes - Elephant

61. Cut Copy - In Ghost Colours

49. Antony & the Johnsons - I Am a Bird Now

38. Phoenix - It's Never Been Like That

34. Radiohead - Amnesiac

21. Radiohead - In Rainbows

20. Interpol - Turn On the Bright Lights

08. Sigur Ros - Agaetis Byrjun

07. The Strokes - Is This It

03. Daft Punk - Discovery

01. Radiohead - Kid A

 

These a most of my highlights. I am amazed and ever so pleased that Phoenix got on the list. I've just downloaded about 15 of the albums off the list onto my iPod Touch with my Spotify Premium membership. My GOD! Do I love Spotify. Simplicity itself.

 

Yeah, kind of the biggest surprise of the Top 20. Especially since Pitchfork only gave it (the much too low score of) 6.4 when it first came out.

 

Yeah, they seem to just not like Daft Punk (So, as you pointed out, number 3 is shocking). They completely just didn't get Discovery in their review. They slaughtered Human After All and I would have agreed with them up until Alive 2007 came out. Alive 2007 is simply the greatest live album I have ever heard (partly because I hate live albums). It shows why Human After All was made and what it was made for.

 

Edit: Actually, just reading the Alive 2007 review and they said the same thing.

 

One of the most remarkable aspects of Alive 2007 is how well it recontextualizes career nadir Human After All, turning previously leaden songs into ebullient rock'n'roll manifestos; injected with Homework's air-tight Moroder-style anthems or Discovery's flamboyant funk, Human After All tracks are constantly improved and born anew.

 

Just read the Top 20 article.

 

Perhaps the album's most underappreciated track is the sad but gorgeous "Short Circuit", a three-minute robot graveyard of crumbled transistors and dying LEDs.

 

This makes me so happy. I think Short Circuit is absolutely amazing. Possibly my favourite Daft Punk track.

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The list has introduced me to 10. The Avalanches - Since I Left You. Can't believe I haven't listened to this sooner since it was released in 2000. Wow, it's amazing. Kind of reminds me of a summerish themed Endtroducing... (DJ Shadow). The whole album's also available on Spotify.

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Not that difficult. An album a day (excluding weekends or any two days really in case you're busy) is 5 a week, 40 weeks, about 10 months. Come on, next August you'll be laughing!

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Spotify goes AWAL and updates with 43,253 tracks

October 2, 2009, 14:52

 

 

We’re delighted to announce that we’ve struck a deal to add music from UK indie aggregator AWAL (Artists Without A Label). AWAL represents over 4,000 artists, 100,000 tracks and has had huge success stories such as the Arctic Monkeys and Moby and will be releasing the upcoming Thom Yorke single.

 

The first portion of AWALs catalogue arrives in this music update and we look forward to future updates with all their great music. In total we added 3,540 albums and singles to the catalogue today, in total 43,253 new tracks are now available.

 

https://www.spotify.com/blog/archives/2009/10/02/spotify-goes-awal-and-updates-with-43253-tracks/

 

Good stuff.

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Interestingly, Pitchfork gave Stories From The City, Stories From The Sea by PJ Harvey like...5.7 or something, when it was released.

 

Glad they saw the error of their ways.

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Saw that the other day, quite a good list I think.

 

197. Yeasayer - All Hour Cymbals

192. Art Brut - Bang Bang Rock & Roll

191. Air - Talkie Walkie

188. M83 - Dead Cities, Red Seas & Lost Ghosts

183. Artic Monkeys - Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not

181. Andrew Bird - Andrew Bird & the Mysterious Production of Eggs

179. Camera Obscura - Lets Get Out of This Country

176. The Mountain Goats - Tallahassee

171. The Go! Team - Thunder, Lightning, Strike

170. Bright Eyes - Fevers and Mirrors

161. Air France - No Way Down

160. Deerhunter - Cryptograms

157. Lightning Bolt - Wonderful Rainbow

156. Bloc Party - Silent Alarm

150. The New Pornographers - Twin Cinema

143. The Decemberists - Picaresque

140. TV on the Radio - Dear Science

138. The Libertines - Up the Bracket

137. Iron & Wine - The Creek Drank the Cradle

135. Sigur Ros - ()

134. Queens of the Stone Age - Songs for the Deaf

129. The Streets - A Grand Don't Come for Free

123. Four Tet - Rounds

118. The Beta Band - Hot Shots II

117. Low - Things we Lost in the Fire

115. The Shins - Oh, Inverted World

113. LCD Soundsystem - S/T

112. Feist - The Reminder

111. M83 - Saturdays=Youth

109. Band of Horses - Everything All the Time

107. Justice - Cross

105. Battles - Mirrored

104. The Postal Service - Give Up

101. Franz Ferdinand - S/T

98. Cat Power - You Are Free

95. Grizzly Bear - Yellow House

91. The New Pornographers - Mass Romantic

87. Kanye West - Graduation

83. Joanna Newsom - Ys

81. Hot Chip - The Warning

78. No Age - Nouns

70. Sufjan Stevens - Greetings from Michigan

67. The Flaming Lips - Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots

64. The Hold Steady - Boys and Girls in America

63. Of Montreal - Hissing Fauna..

51. Vampire Weekend - Vampire Weekend

42. Grizzly Bear - Veckatimest

41. Burial - Untrue

35. Spoon - Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga

34. Radiohead - Amnesiac

33. Basement Jaxx - Rooty

32. Fleet Foxes - Fleet Foxes

31. TV on the Radio - Return to Cookie Mountain

30. Boards of Canada - Geogaddi

29. Bon Iver - For Emma, Forever Ago

22. M.I.A. - Kala

21. Radiohead - In Rainbows

20. Interpol - Turn On the Bright Lights

18. Kanye West - Late Registration

17. LCD Soundsystem - Sound of Silver

13. Outkast - Stankonia

08. Sigur Ros - Agaetis Byrjun

07. The Strokes - Is This It

06. Modest Mouse - The Moon & Antartica

03. Daft Punk - Discovery

02. Arcade Fire - Funeral

01. Radiohead - Kid A

 

Too much good stuff on there

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