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  • 2007 in songs

    Dez 30 2007, 17h57

    So, what's been good during 2007?

    Quite a lot I would like to say, I haven't listened in to the albums that "supposedly" were the greatest this year (if you read musicblogs magazines and critics lists) , such as Feist, The National, Arcade Fire, LCD Soundsystem, Radiohead. The list goes on and on and on...

    I'm sure they're great, but they haven't caught my attention. With that said, let's see what I've really been listening to this year.

    TOP 5 SONGS
    (in no particular order, 'cause I can't rank them)

    1. Band of Horses - Is There A Ghost?

    Sadly I haven't got a chance to really listen to the whole record, but this song just blew my mind when I first heard it. Great tune!

    2. Tegan and Sara - Nineteen (The acoustic performance @ AOL Spinner)

    The whole album is what I've played the most this year, but this song knocked me out when I heard the acoustic version. I had tears in my eyes, for real! And still get it when I hear it. Pure fucking magic!

    3. Ryan Adams - Two

    The first song that I heard from his album this year. Everything just felt right the first time I heard it. A RA classic!

    4. The New Pornographers - My Right Versus Yours

    Kind of a late bloomer, I heard this song and thought it was an OK song, but nothing much more. But it grew, and grew!

    5. Young Love - Find A New Way

    An early favorite. The record came out in January, but this song has joined me throughout the year.


    OTHER GREAT TUNES THIS YEAR:
    M.I.A. - Paper Planes
    Cloetta Paris - I Miss You Someone
    Counting Crows - Cowboys
    Britney Spears - Piece Of Me
    Daft Punk - Harder Better Faster Stronger (2007 Live Edit)
    Kent - Generation Ex
    Adam Tensta - My Cool
    Ryan Adams - I Taught Myself How To Grow Old
    Manic Street Preachers (feat. Nina Persson) - Your Love Alone Is Not Enough
    Maia Hirasawa - Mattis & Maia
    Rihanna - Umbrella (Couldn't really left that one out could I? Though it's the remixes of the song that has been spinning at home.)
    Tegan and Sara - Back In Your Head
    Säkert! - Allt Som Är Ditt
    Valve Software - Still Alive (The cake is a lie!)
    Avril Lavigne - Girlfriend
    Sahara Hotnights - Visit To Vienna
    The Reason (feat. Sara Quin) - We're So Beyond This



    TOP 5 ALBUMS
    (in order, 'cause these I CAN rank. :P)

    1. Tegan and Sara - The Con

    There's no question which album has been playing the most for me this year. I just love every song on it, so it's an easy choice.

    2. The New Pornographers - Challengers

    Though it came out a few months ago I just started to listen to it the last two weeks, and I really liked it (obviously, since it got the silver medal for this year).

    3. Ryan Adams - Easy Tiger

    After last year's three records, that, if I have to be honest, were shifting in quality. Don't get me wrong, I love the three albums that came out last year, but this year's release shows what he really can accomplish.

    4. Kent - Tillbaka Till Samtiden

    Kent showed this year that they really can change instruments from heavy guitars to synths and drummachines, and still be great. Generation Ex, Berlin, Columbus, cold as steel, but it makes me all warm inside.

    5. M.I.A. - Kala
    I just couldn't resist this album. It's not something I listen to normally, but like she's says herself "You can't put a label on my music", and that's true. The songs however gets inside my head, and stays there.


    So there it is. My ramblings compiled into a list of some sorts.

    Happy New Year!
  • Music Questions

    Set 27 2007, 19h05

    I must confees I got a little hooked on these quizzes/question forms. Here's another one.

    - Post your top ten bands/artists
    - The first song you heard of theirs
    - The song that made you fall in love with them
    - The current favourite song


    1. Tegan and Sara

    FIRST SONG I HEARD:
    I Hear Noises
    THE SONG THAT GOT ME INTO THEM:
    I Know I Know I Know
    MY CURRENT FAVOURITE:
    Call It Off
    Changes from day to day almost, but right now, this one.


    2. Ryan Adams

    FIRST SONG I HEARD:
    New York, New York
    THE SONG THAT GOT ME INTO HIM:
    New York, New York
    I was hooked the first time.
    MY CURRENT FAVOURITE:
    Come Pick Me Up
    Old one, but for the moment a favourite.


    3. Kent

    FIRST SONG I HEARD:
    Kräm (så nära får ingen gå)
    THE SONG THAT GOT ME INTO THEM:
    Kevlarsjäl
    I was a late bloomer.
    MY CURRENT FAVOURITE:
    Stoppa mig juni (Lilla Ego)
    Nothing says autumn like this song.


    4. NOFX

    FIRST SONG I HEARD:
    The Longest Line
    THE SONG THAT GOT ME INTO THEM:
    The Death of John Smith
    MY CURRENT FAVOURITE:
    Quart in Session


    5. Oasis

    FIRST SONG I HEARD:
    Some Might Say
    THE SONG THAT GOT ME INTO THEM:
    Wonderwall
    This one is kind of hard to resist.
    MY CURRENT FAVOURITE:
    I Hope, I Think, I Know


    6. Joshua Radin

    FIRST SONG I HEARD:
    Winter
    Like many others I heard it on NBC's Scrubs.
    THE SONG THAT GOT ME INTO HIM:
    Winter
    And like many others I got hooked from the start.
    MY CURRENT FAVOURITE:
    Closer


    7. Band of Horses

    FIRST SONG I HEARD:
    The Funeral
    THE SONG THAT GOT ME INTO THEM:
    Not sure I'm that into them yet, I'm still listening. My new Last.FM account is too new to generate a more accurate list what I reallt listen to the most. They're at the top 'cause I've been listening to them a lot the past two weeks.
    MY CURRENT FAVOURITE:
    Is There A Ghost?


    8. Whiskeytown

    FIRST SONG I HEARD:
    Turn Around
    THE SONG THAT GOT ME INTO THEM:
    Turn Around
    But most importantly it was Ryan Adams that got me into to Whiskeytown.
    MY CURRENT FAVOURITE:
    Excuse Me While I Break My Own Heart Tonight


    9. Millencolin

    FIRST SONG I HEARD:
    Move Your Car
    THE SONG THAT GOT ME INTO THEM:
    Mr. Clean
    MY CURRENT FAVOURITE:
    Lozin' Must


    10. Bob Dylan

    FIRST SONG I HEARD:
    Not sure but I think it was
    Mr. Tambourine Man
    THE SONG THAT GOT ME INTO HIM:
    Hurricane
    MY CURRENT FAVOURITE:
    Bob Dylan's 115th Dream
  • Music Quiz

    Set 27 2007, 18h16

    I read this quiz at my brother's page and found it very amusing so I just had to do one for myself!

    Apparently it goes something like this:

    - You have waaay too much time to kill
    - You read the question
    - Shuffle your playlist
    - The you try to connect the title to the question

    It can't be anything else than a hilarious way to entertain yourself. So here we go

    1. Why did you decide to take this quiz?
    Track: Tiny Vessels
    Artist: Death Cab for Cutie
    Comments: I thought I explained why I decided to do it, but appareantly it has something to do with vessels, tiny ones.

    2. Where will you meet your husband/wife?
    Track: Kids Of The K-Hole
    Artist: NOFX
    Comments: I sure hope my wife isn't one of the kids! That would be kind of disturbing. And I'm not sure about a wife who's constantly stuck in a K-hole either.

    3. Where will you 'hug' your husband/wife for the first time?
    Track: The Long Day Is Over
    Artist: Norah Jones
    Comments: Not sure just exactly WHERE, but it's gonna happen when the day is over.

    4. What is your secret dream?
    Track: Let's Go Dancing
    Artist: Teitur
    Comments: To dance? I would never have guessed.

    5. What song will they be playing at the morgue when they'll perform your autopsy?
    Track: Like A Virgin
    Artist: Ryan Adams
    Comments: Hey, not fair! Do they really have to mock me at my autopsy?

    6. Who will throw a party after you die?
    Track: Das Boot
    Artist: U96
    Comments: Does that mean the party is going to be held at a submarine. Then I guess it's probably Russians who will hold the party. Damn them!

    7. What song describes you when you're so drunk that you can't speak?
    Track: El Salvador
    Artist: Athlete
    Comments: Maybe I transform into a El Salvadorian? I'll never know 'cause I'm so drunk that I can't remember every time.

    8. What will actually kill you?
    Track: Go To Work Wasted
    Artist: NOFX
    Comments: My boss doesn't see lightly on these kind of things.

    9. Who will be your slave?
    Track: Cherry Blossom Girl
    Artist: Air
    Comments: A cherry blossom girl huh? Sounds about right!

    10. What will you look like at the age of 80?
    Track: December
    Artist: Kent
    Comments: I'm gonna look pretty cold I guess.

    11. Where will you meet your arch enemy of life?
    Track: Stickin' In My Eye
    Artist: NOFX
    Comments: Is eye-dust my arch enemy? Or does it mean he will stick something in my eye? I better see him first then!

    12. Where did your parents 'create' you?
    Track: The Walk
    Artist: Imogen Heap
    Comments: I should talk with my parents about this...

    13. What will happen to you tonight, after going to bed?
    Track: Come Back
    Artist: Josh Rouse
    Comments: Someone or something will come back. I wonder what? Maybe my gum will come back in style? Ha, nice of me with the popcultural reference there! :P

    14. What is the meaning of your life?
    Track: Meet Me In Heaven
    Artist: Johnny Cash
    Comments: I found it sad that my meaning in life is to meet people in heaven. Not so much "my meaning in life", more like "my meaning AFTER life".

    15. What will be the meaning of your death?
    Track: Angel Flying Too Close To The Ground
    Artist: Willie Nelson
    Comments: Is THAT my meaning to die? To be an angel who fly too close to the ground and crashes all the time. Doesn't sound like a very dignified afterlife.

    16. How many necrophiles will ravage your corpse?
    Track: Chiquita Chaser
    Artist: Millencolin
    Comments: Does this mean that a bunch of monkeys will chase bananas while they ravage my corpse, or what?

    17. What do you hate the most?
    Track: Inside of Love
    Artist: Nada Surf
    Comments: Love's cruel to me, okay!

    18. What do you love the most?
    Track: Here Comes A Regular
    Artist: The Replacements
    Comments: What can I say? I just love to see a regular come around.

    19. What makes you feel like jumping out the window?
    Track: Wild Flowers
    Artist: Ryan Adams
    Comments: Yeah, wild flowers can be a bitch.

    20. What do you think about bananas?
    Track: [Probably] All In The Mind
    Artist: Oasis
    Comments: I don't believe in them, it's just in your heads!

    21. Where would you like to be now?
    Track: Orange Blossom Special
    Artist: Johnny Cash
    Comments: I sure like them trains.

    22. Who would you like to have a tea-party with?
    Track: Cry For You
    Artist: September
    Comments: That's more than decent teacompany, that girl's hot!

    23. How would you describe your childhood?
    Track: Mr. Jones
    Artist: Counting Crows
    Comments: Mr. Jones? Are they referring to that creepy neighbour who used to touch me on... No! My repressed memories are returning, stop it!

    24. If you could do anything you want, what would it be?
    Track: On Top Of Your World
    Artist: Sahara Hotnights
    Comments: Who wouldn't wanna be on top of the world?

    25. Recent obsessions/existential problems?
    Track: Again I Go Unnoticed
    Artist: Dashboard Confessional
    Comments: Yeah, you could say go unnoticed is a pretty big problem.

    26. If they would make a movie about you, what would the title be?
    Track: Bottle Up And Explode
    Artist: Elliott Smith
    Comments: I'm an angry man on the inside.

    27. Where did the pigeons go?
    Track: What Do I Care?
    Artist: Johnny Cash
    Comments: Couldn't said it better Johnny-man!

    28. Are you a good stalker/rapist?
    Track: Saturday Night
    Artist: The Thrills
    Comments: Especially Saturday nights.

    29. What will your neighbour think of you when they'll find out that you have naked pictures of them?
    Track: Collection Of Stamps
    Artist: I'm from Barcelona
    Comments: They sure do like them if they're ready to make a collection of stamps with them.

    30. Who's for dinner tonight?
    Track: Hold Me
    Artist: The Cardigans
    Comments: The Cardigans, and they will hold me! How adorable!

    31. Who are you hiding in your cupboard tonight?
    Track: 29
    Artist: Ryan Adams
    Comments: 29 Ryan Adams, that's a lot!

    32. Who is your fashion ideal?
    Track: Hurt
    Artist: Johnny Cash
    Comments: The man in black.

    33. This Halloween, you'll dress up like a...?
    Track: Play Dead
    Artist: Björk
    Comments: Dress like a zombie I guess?

    34. Who would you like to keep in your pockets all the time?
    Track: Rocket Brothers
    Artist: Kashmir
    Comments: Sounds awesome!

    35. If you'd won the lottery, what would you buy first?
    Track: A Whole Lot Less
    Artist: Millencolin
    Comments: That doesn't make sense at all.

    36. Are we there yet?
    Track: Nancy Boy
    Artist: Placebo
    Comments: I'm no Nancy Boy!

    37. Any hard feelings for choosing our survey?
    Track: Oh My God, Whatever, Etc.
    Artist: Ryan Adams
    Comments: As you can see I don't care that much.

    38. What are your thoughts about the people who made this quiz?
    Track: Life
    Artist: Josh Rouse
    Comments: They're my whole life!