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  • 5 songs that I enjoyed around March 6th, 2013.

    Mar 6 2013, 16h49

    Baths - Miasma Sky

    Mineral - Unfinished



    The Postal Service - The District Sleeps Alone Tonight



    Seahaven - Honey Bee



    Penfold - I'll Take You Everywhere

  • MY BEST OF 2012 LIST

    Dez 9 2012, 11h19

    Okay, I have no idea how people review albums or make lists so get ready for the worst thing ever, MY BEST OF 2012 LIST:

    10. TNGHT - TNGHT

    I know that this is a bit kitschy and this EP probably appeared on every best of 2012 list so far but there's a reason for that. The combined production forces of Lunice and HudMo are just phenomenal. Electronic music isn't my field of expertise but I can whole-heartedly say that TNGHT's eponymous EP makes me bob my head for 16 minutes straight, every time.
    I'd definitely recommend it to anyone with a tolerant mind who's into minimalistic stuff and is willing to get into electronic music.

    Best song: Bugg'n, no doubt.

    9. Sigur Ros - Valtari

    It's amazing that this has been out for only 7 months and yet I've been through so much with it. I guess everything is much more emotional when you relate Sigur Ros to it. Valtari still sounds like Sigur Ros as we know them, but something has changed. It's a bit more ambient than usual, and not as climactic as you'd hope it would be. It's still as beautiful as the rest of music, but it isn't as powerful. Some songs, like Varud, show us that Sigur Ros still have a violent side (This song live changed my life), but the mix makes it so much more gentle than it is.
    Overall, it's a beautiful album and a great landmark in 2012 but could be better IMO.

    Best song: Rembihnutur, for the feel bros and gals.


    8. Saintly Rows - In A Year, We Were Nothing

    This EP was found on another one of my bandcamp journeys and I have to say that I'm very pleased that I found it. I don't really know what to say about it but I can say that it is amazing. This is an absolute must for fans of Touche Amore, Sunny Day Real Estate, La Dispute, and other sweet emo muzak.
    Pay what you will to these cool dudes: http://saintlyrows.bandcamp.com/

    Best song: Thaw. CONSTANT CLAWING. NEVER THAWING. This track energizes me like no other.

    7. Die Antwoord - Ten$ion

    This album in one word: what. Seriously, if you're new to Die Antwoord's music, you'll be freaked out in no time. At times, too much Die Antwoord is too much to handle, but if you know how to listen to them and do it just right, they're too good. Ten$ion is their second release, and you can definitely hear that they have progressed. They have gone beyond mindless poes rap and bland beats, and have finally reached the rap-rave nirvana they've always dreamt of. The album starts and ends with rap-rave-step hits and the middle is full of things that I don't even know how I should tag, but it's catchy, and fun, and 39 minutes of non-stop partying.
    Listen to Baby's On Fire off this album. If you enjoy it and the band's antics, cool, get this album and have fun like you never thought you could. If you hated it, listen to it again, and again, until you like and comprehend it, and then get this album and have fun like you never thought you could.

    Best song: A bit hard to say! They're all so fun, but I think I'll go with Fatty Boom Boom.
    murdah murdah murdah, KEEL KEEL KEEL.

    6. Bonjour - Motivational Suicide

    I found this EP while I was wandering through the vast cave that is bandcamp and I was immediately amazed. They were an amazing blend of twinkly emo and indie-ish rock. I played this 6 times in a row when I just discovered it.
    http://fuckingbonjour.bandcamp.com/

    Best song: I Tried It, I Liked It. Amazing start to a career that I hope will last very
    long. IT'S NOT HARDDDDDDD TO BE ANYTHING FOR ANYONE BUT ME

    5. John Frusciante - Letur Lefr

    It took me a while to listen to Frusciante's Letur-Lefr and I have no idea why. I was a huge fan of his analog-ier albums, but when I heard he released an electronic EP, I wasn't too eager to listen to it. A few weeks later, I was bored and it appeared on my last.fm home page so I decided to check it out. I thought it was cool and it totally surprised me, but nothing more. I came back to it the next day and it blew me away. For some reason, I was oblivious to its magnificence on the first play but it really clicked on the second one. Frusciante's sampling skills are extraordinary and everything just feels so right, and his vocals and composition make everything even better.
    If you're into electronic music and are willing to dive deeper into its magnificent world then you should definitely check this out.

    Best song: 909 Day. There's just oneeeeeeee moveeee, THROUGH TIMEEEEEEEEE.

    4. Ghost Mice - All We Got It Each Other

    This album was my introduction to folk-punk and words cannot express how grateful I am for it. The album is dedicated to a friend of the duo who died, and yet is filled with hopeful optimism. It's short and to the point and never fails to bring me up. If you ever find 25 minutes of spare time, listen to All We Got It Each Other. You may enjoy it and you may not, but at least it won't take you long to find out.
    http://chrisclavin.bandcamp.com/album/all-we-got-it-each-other

    Best song: Ablany. Those lyrics just hit home.

    3. Godspeed You! Black Emperor - Allelujah! Don't Bend! Ascend!

    Okay, let's face it, every person familiar with GY!BE was either very excited or very bummed when Allelujah was announced. Some fans trembled with excitement for a new Godspeed album after a 10-year hiatus, some were afraid the new music wouldn't match their old tunes, and some people just hate everything GY!BE ever put out so it was an automatic "no please never" for them. The fans who were afraid of new GY!BE music had no need to be afraid because 41 minutes out of the whole 54 were songs that they had already performed live before, under the titles Gamelan and Albanian. Those two songs are Mladic and We Drift Like Worried Fire and they are most definitely the highlights of the album. Both songs have a strong middle-eastern influence in them, but they somehow retain their post-rocky Godspeed-ness. In between those two are Their Helicopters' Sing and Strung Like Lights At Thee Printemps Erable, two short ambient tracks, each one around 7 minutes in length. I feel as if they were more of an experiment conducted by GY!BE rather than actual music but they are still good for building the tension between the two musical behemoths that are Mladic and We Drift Like Worried Fire.
    I would recommend this to patient people who enjoy their share of good music.

    Best song: We Drift Like Worried Fire. Oh god, that second half.

    2. Fang Island - Major

    When Asunder, the first single off Fang Island's Major, was released, I
    was disappointed to say the least. Taking into fact that the band's debut album
    will forever be in my top 5 albums, I came with high expectations for this album,
    and Asunder did not fill my needs. A few weeks later, a new track called Sisterly
    came out. I crossed my fingers, hoping for the best, and pressed play. Two
    seconds into the track and I had the best case of goosebumps I ever had.
    Sisterly delivered, and it delivered hard. It was like drinking a glass of water
    after taking a pill. Asunder was a bit scary, but Sisterly eased it in and made it
    feel at home. After that, I enjoyed Asunder even more and when the album
    was released I was amazed by how the whole album was just as amazing
    as Sisterly.
    It is definitely recommended, especially if you want to feel better about everything ever.
    http://fangisland.bandcamp.com/album/major

    Best song: Basically, Sisterly, but if you're a feel-bro then Victorinian is the track
    for you.

    1. Cloud Nothings - Attack on Memory

    As soon as I thought of the albums I was going to put in this list I knew that Attack On Memory was going to take the first spot. I discovered it around mid-August and played it 30 times on my first 2 weeks of being familiar with it. I was so mesmerized by the energy and tightness of these guys, I could not get enough.To be honest, my first experience with this album was a local music store in July, but I was only mildly impressed with the opening notes of No Future/No Past and left before the song reached its climax. Fast forward to 3AM, August 8th. I bob my head uncontrollably to the sounds of Wasted Days' grand finale playing through my headphones because I am too afraid that my parents will hear. Since that first "I THOUGHT I WOULD BE MORE THAN THIS", I was hooked.
    This album is a must-own for all fans of modern rock, be it hardcore-la-dispute-shit to mediocre-foals-crap.

    Best song: WASTED DAYS. ENOUGH SAID.
  • 40

    Out 7 2012, 17h27

    top 50 artists overall.

    1. How did you get into 31? A Silver Mt. Zion
    Through my love for GY!BE, lol.

    
2. What was the first song you ever heard by 22? So Many Dynamos
    I think that it was Search Party because the last.fm for chrome thing wouldn't work.

    
3. What's your favourite lyric by 29? American Football
    All of Never Meant.

    
4. What is your favourite album by 49? Manchester Orchestra/Jang Young Gyu
    Well, two artists are on par for 48 so I'll just take the artist with more than one album and put it at 49 and say that Manchester Orchestra's Mean Everything to Nothing is my favorite.

    5. How many albums by 13 do you own? Joan of Arc
    None, yet, sadly.

    
6. What is your favourite song by 50? At the Drive-In
    SEND TRANSMISSION TO THE ONE ARMED SCISSOR

    
7. Is there a song by 4 that makes you sad? Mew
    Haha, most of them.

    8. What is your favourite song by 15 and why? John Frusciante
    Well, probably In Your Eyes off the Letur-Lefr EP. I can't really explain why.

    
9. What is your favourite song by 5? Explosions in the Sky
    Your Hand In Mine

    
10. Is there a song by 6 that makes you happy? Estradasphere
    Haha, most of them [2]. Seriously though, the whole PLAY ALL THE GENRES attitude is pretty damn funny.

    11. What is your favourite album by 40? of Montreal
    Hissing Fauna

    
12. What is your favourite song by 10? The Dear HUnter
    Red Hands

    
13. What is a good memory you have involving 33? Jesu
    Just listening to him in Greece during the summer of 2011.

    
14. What is your favourite song by 37? Foals/The Promise Ring
    Foals - Balloons, The Promise Ring - Nothing Feels Good

    
15. Is there a song by 19 that makes you happy? Flying Lotus
    Not really, maybe Putty Boy Strut.

    
16. How many times have you seen 24 live? Kashmir
    zero ):

    17. What is the first song you ever heard by 23? Vic Chesnutt
    Warm, and it changed my life.

    
18. What is your favourite album by 11? Wizet
    HAHAHA

    
19. Who is a favourite member of 1? The Dismemberment Plan
    travismorrisontravismorrisontravismorrisontravismorrisontravismorrison

    
20. Have you ever seen 14 live? Andrew Bird
    No, but my mother has 3 times.

    21. What is a good memory involving 45? Bon Iver
    Sad walks home from school.

    
22. What is your favourite song by 16? Andrew W.K.
    Totally Stupid!

    
23. What is the first song you ever heard by 47? Muse/Gentle Giant
    Muse - Time is Running Out, Gentle Giant - no idea.

    
24. What is your favourite album by 21? Q and not U
    Tough call. I only know two and they're both very good. I have to get back to them and then I'll get back to you.

    
25. What is your favourite song by 18? Stars of the Lid
    Well, this is hard as they're an ambient band but I've listened to them enough to recognize their songs. Probably Ballad of Distances 1.

    
26. What is the first song you ever heard by 38? Fleet Foxes
    The opening track for the debut album.

    
27. What is your favourite lyric by 3? Fang Island
    All of them, although there aren't many. I like the one-liners on DotGL and the eponymous album.

    
28. What is you favourite song by 2? Sigur Ros
    Hoppipolla

    29. What was the first song you ever heard by 32? Radiohead
    That probably was so long ago. Creep? Just? Paranoid Android? I don't really know.

    
31. How many times have you seen 17 live? Cloud Nothings
    None, and don't remind me ):

    
32. Is there a song by 44 that makes you happy? Sun City Girls
    The Shining Path, obviously, haha.

    
33. What is you favourite album by 12? Neutral Milk Hotel
    ITAOTS

    
34. What is the worst song by 46? Muse/Gentle Giant
    Muse - probably something off The 2nd Law, Gentle Giant - DID YOU JUST SAY WORST SONG

    
35. What was the first song you ever heard by 34? The Residents
    Boxes of Armageddon, or however that's called.

    
36. What is you favourite album by 42? The Polyphonic Spree
    Their debut.

    
37. How many times have you seen 39 live? Secret Chiefs 3
    I ACTUALLY MISSED THEIR CONCERT.

    
38. What is your favourite album by 36? The Promise Ring
    Nothing Feels Good.

    
39. What was the first song you ever heard by 28? Modest Mouse
    Float On on Rock Band.

    
40. What is you favourite album by 7? This Town Needs Guns
    ANIMALAS
  • 5 songs that I enjoyed around September 13th, 2012.

    Set 13 2012, 14h51

    Lone - Dragon Blue Eyes

    Cap'n Jazz - Yes, I Am Talking To You

    George Winston - Variations on Canon

    Die Antwoord - Expensive Shit

    Red Hot Chili Peppers - Parallel Universe
  • 5 songs that I enjoyed around September 2nd, 2012.

    Set 2 2012, 1h44


    Bloc Party - Octopus

    Katy Perry - Wide Awake

    John Frusciante - Walls and Doors

    Wizet - Ellinia

    Tyler Cassidy - Forever
  • Uz Jsme Doma + Kruzenshtern & Parohod

    Out 28 2011, 14h18

    Thu 27 Oct – Už Jsme Doma

    One of my top gigs!
  • Bands I could've seen but didn't (aka whining entry)

    Set 8 2011, 10h43

    On a scale of 1 to 5 fucks, from low to high:

    Editors, 9 June 2010: fuck! (1)
    Gomez, 21 November 2010: fuck ): (1)
    Jeff Beck, 5 October 2010: FUCK (1)
    Xiu Xiu, 20 May 2010: fuck fuck (2)
    Yo La Tengo, 22 March 2010: fuck... fuckkkkkk (2)
    The Humps, 17 April 2010/16 July 2011/7 September 2011: FUCKING SHIT FUCK FUCK (3)
    Mumford & Sons, 21 November 2010: FUCK FUCK FUCK (3)
    Porcupine Tree, 7 July 2010: FUCK! FUCK!! FUCK!!! FUCK!!!! (4)
    Secret Chiefs 3, 2 May 2010: FUCKKKKKK FUCKKKK FUCKKKK FUCKKKK FUCKKKK (5)
  • 50 bands I'd love to see live (chosen randomly)

    Set 2 2011, 10h54

  • 50 bands I'd love to see live (chosen randomly)

    Set 2 2011, 10h53