• Most played albums of 2009

    3. Jan. 2010, 18:59 von pecusita

    Traditions are made out of repetition, so here's another most played music of the year... 2009 edition. Yay!

    Just like in past years, this chart is ordered by averaged plays - Averaged plays = Total Plays / Album Total tracks; And like journals past, this one is not without a small sob story of lost scrobbles. Aside from the usual mishaps there was also a computer breakdown halfway through the year that made the gap between my local library and the last.fm stats even greater for those albums that were released on the first half of the year. No need to cry much because I was able to update my library, so technically no stats were lost, just scrobbles. *sigh*

    About 2009 I will say that there was just too much music to take in, especially on the second half of the year. This led to many albums not getting enough plays, even though I did enjoyed them, there was just not enough time for them to gain proper chart recognition. Yes, a list of most played albums is not an accurate thing.
  • 2009 – A Year in Review

    14. Dez. 2009, 21:47 von warrenwheel

    This year, particularly in music, was an odd year for me. The first half of the year was dominated by electronic music, whether it be electro-rock, airy dream-pop tunes, or retro lo-fi synth-pop. I finally attended the Ultra Music Festival after years of wishing that I could go. The festival was a great time and Miami is a fantastic city. The second half of the year involved a major shift to indie rock, freak folk, shoegaze, and post rock. While I still listened to electronic-influenced music, it was mostly combined with indie elements. This shift was likely a result of getting a radio playlist show on Indiespot on Metaphoric (check out my main page for information), which has me consistently looking for brand new alternative and indie tunes and artists. Fun times…but without further ado, here is my 2009 Year in Review.

    To make the top albums list somewhat easier for myself, I’m going to split my list into an overall top list and a more electronic-focused list. It seems to be the only way I can manage to figure this out. …
  • Best of 2009 - Albums and Songs

    5. Dez. 2009, 22:30 von pecusita

    Since I joined last.fm, I've done a couple of end of the year most played albums journals. I intend on keeping a tradition of sorts, but in order to celebrate the "Best of 2009" last.fm countdown, and group, I've decided to make a preliminary list extended beyond my usual 15 releases and place them arbitrarily, by the way of guess-making, based on my current mood and recollection of enjoyment and satisfaction. It may very well change in one week... That's why I like to order these journals by play count!

    Now these year end journals usually contain a lengthy rant about each release, but I'll save that for the most played recap.

    25 Albums of 2009
    Only full albums qualify
    Tag: 2009

    01. Fever Ray - Fever Ray
    02. Wild Beasts - Two Dancers
    03. Ramona Falls - Intuit
    04. The Horrors - Primary Colours
    05. The Twilight Sad - Forget the Night Ahead
    06. Grizzly Bear - Veckatimest
    07. The Flaming Lips - Embryonic
    08. The Phantom Band - Checkmate Savage
  • 2 Albums for Pay Day: Wild Beasts - Two Dancers & Jonquil - Lions

    30. Nov. 2009, 22:09 von thisisall1word

    Hooray - it's payday! I can finally afford afford my insulin, can put the heating on again and I don't have to slum it with second rate champagne for a few weeks. And of course I can hit the record shops to buy a couple of CDs - one which I know one track off of and the other from which I might recognise something.


    So;

    Wild Beasts then, with Two Dancers - which starts very badly indeed; the first track is horrible and the second one is not all that much better. Track 3 is All The King's Men and this isn't bad - I'd tick that as a single. What makes it better for me is that the lead vocals are kept more or less in check and echo Tom from Editors in places. The guitar work is decent to.

    From there on in things become easier and inoffensive and they really get above average with Two Dancers (i) and Two Dancers (ii) which prompt me to turn up the stereo to see if loudness will make things better (not really). I kind of want a small bit of mental somewhere