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  • Best Songs of 2007

    Dez 17 2007, 1h14

    1. All My Friends - LCD Soundsystem
    A no brainer, All My Friends is without a doubt LCD Soundsystem's magnum opus. The song starts off simple and then snowballs into a climax that makes your heart beat faster.

    2. Fake Empire - The National
    Fake Empire, the opening track to The National's 2007 album, Boxer is the best track on the album. Fake Empire starts off with bouncing piano chords in 3/4, then in comes Matt Berninger low penetrating voice that will pound Fake Empire into your head.

    3. To Build a Home - The Cinematic Orchestra
    To Build a Home is the beautiful opening or closing track (depending on the US or UK release) on 2007's Ma Fleur. The song beings with haunting sustained piano chords complemented with Patrick Watson's melodic voice. The nostalgic tone of the song, which is about reflecting on life in old age, mixes the lyrics and music together fantastically.

    4. Scythian Empire - Andrew Bird
    Scythian Empire is the best song featuring whistling this year (yes it is better than the irritating Young Folks). Fingerpicking, and marching percussion topped with the surrouding vocals, make Scythian Empire the best muscial lesson of history of 2007

    5. Four Winds - Bright Eyes
    Four Winds is the best cut off Bright Eyes' only 2007 release, Cassadaga. The provocative lyrics about religion placed over a swarm of guitars, drums, fiddles, organs, and steel pedals are a leading addition to Bright Eyes' impressive catalogue.

    6.Woozy With Cider - James Yorkston
    Normally I don't like spoken word songs. Woozy with cider is haunting door into the mind of James Yorkston. Softly spoken over a soft synth line, Yorkston's lyrics explain his curiosity about the future, and paint a picture of Yorkston's thoughts.

    7. My Favourite Book - Stars
    My Favourite Book is a happy love song with bubbly bass, woodwinds, and the perfect amount of cooed 'cuckoo's'.

    8. Sleeping Lessons - The Shins
    The leadoff track starts with an atmospheric synth line that transforms into a guitar riff then into one of the most exciting moments on the entire 2007 album, Wincing the Night Away.

    9. Lake Michigan - Rogue Wave
    Lake Michigan is a swirling waltz that's one of the most catchy songs of year.

    10. Intervention - Arcade Fire
    Intervention is the clear standout on 2007's Neon Bible. The reverb drenched organ, joined by strummed guitars and glockenspiels provide a beautiful setting before the bass and drums drive the song to a explosion of sonic bliss.

    11. Old News - Dr. Dog
    This tune of Dr. Dog's great 2007 release We All Belong is amazing two minutes of bass, piano, drums, and guitar. The key lyric "It's so easy to dream, but so hard to say goodnight" is all too true.
  • Modest Mouse 4/29/07

    Abr 30 2007, 5h34

    Sun 29 Apr – Modest Mouse, Man Man

    Actually a really great show. I saw the setlist of the boston show a few nights before and the setlist of the first NY concert wasn't much different. I think this is right but i'm not 100%.
    Paper Thin Walls
    Ocean Breathes Salty
    Dashboard
    Fire It Up
    Bukowski
    Florida
    Float On
    Education
    Trailer Trash (extended)
    Tiny Cities Made of Ashes
    Missed the Boat
    Doin' the Cockroach
    The View

    Encores
    Fly Trapped in a Jar
    Spitting Venom

    The opener and closer both happen to be two of the best songs they played. It was a really tight show, and the band sound really good. I missed Love As Laughter but saw Man Man, and they were insane, too insane though, past the point of cool, I thought they didn't sound too great. A big dissapointment for me was the lack of Black Cadillacs and how Dashboard didn't really come together and sound 100%.
    Overall a great show and i'd go see them again any day.
  • Free CDs! Running out!

    Dez 6 2006, 2h00

    Hey everyone, as you might know my band The Truelove has been giving out free cds,
    They are going quick and only a limited number remain!
    This offer is only available until the new year!
    If your interested emali us at thetrueloverock@gmail.com,
    also check out our last.fm page at http://www.last.fm/music/The+Truelove
    listen to our full length previews and see if you'd like a free cd!
    All that we ask is that you spread the word around about our band, like linking him/her to our last.fm page, or giving them our email so they too can get a free copy.
    Hope to hear from you,
    Ollie
  • Free CD!

    Dez 3 2006, 4h00

    The Truelove are giving away 35 free CD's of their stuff!
    They even pay shipping.
    (wow they are cool)
    so email me at
    thetrueloverock@gmail.com
    for more info/a cd!
    the CD comes in 5 versions: Pink, Blue, Green, Purple, and Yellow.
    all with hand modified art!
    all we ask is that you tell just one person about us or the cd (or many more!)
    hope to hear from you soon!
    -Ollie

    28 left-12/4/06
    Remember to spread the word!