1. Apr. 2012, 7:31
28. Dez. 2008, 10:50I got inspired to do this when flicking through last.fm's best of 2008 .
My most played albums of the year (according to last.fm):
1) The Ideal Crash by dEUS
2) Pocket Revolution by dEUS
3) In A Bar, Under The Sea by dEUS
4) Baby 81 by Black Rebel Motorcycle Club
5) Bubblegum by Mark Lanegan
6) Lullabies to Paralyze by Queens of the Stone Age
7) Crushing Digits by Veto
8) Worst Case Scenario by dEUS
9) Our Love to Admire by Interpol
10) War Stories by UNKLE
It does not come as a surprise that the entire discography of dEUS is shown. What is more interesting is that I think my music taste has expanded this year and become ehm, more normal? Compared to what I listened to 1-2 years ago – stuff like Fantômas, Mr. Bungle – good, but very bizarre! And when I say ‘expanded’ I mean, that previously I would have had big trouble with enjoy rather “mainstream” songs like Sex on Fire by Kings of Leon. Now I love it. SO!
This entry should be about all the new grrrreat music I discovered this year and followed by a tribute to my all time favourite bands/albums/songs! So…
Music Discoveries 2008
Hej Matematik – Danish minimalistic synthpop.
Fave songs: Du & Jeg and Hej Matematik.
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club – danceable rock from NY.
Fave songs: Weapon of Choice and Berlin.
Mark Lanegan’s Bubblegum. If you like PJ Harvey and rrrrrock you should definitely check this out. It’s beautiful.
Fave songs: Methamphetamineblues featuring the allmigthy Josh Homme of Queens of the stone age, Hit the City featuring PJ Harvey, When Your Number Isn’t Up.
Interpol. Well I always seem to discover bands when the hype is at an end. So. I rediscovered Interpol during the summer vacation, and gave their newest album Our Love to Admire a listen. LOVE IT.
Fave songs: Pioneer to the Falls, No I In Threesome
The Kills. All of their albums are great!
Fave songs: No Wow, Love Is a Deserter, Last Day of Magic
And of course: Everybody's Justin Timberlake.
Best new albums 2008:
Saturnalia by The Gutter Twins. Classic dark dark dark alternative rock by Mark Lanegan and Greg Dulli
Fave songs: Circle the Fringes, The Stations, Front Street
Third by Portishead. This is beyond trip-hop. It’s fragile, beautiful and broken!
Fave songs: The Rip and Silence
Crushing Digits by Veto. Electro rock with a unique voice. Must!
Fave songs: Built to Fail and Digits
The Bedlam in Goliath by The Mars Volta. Progressive, very experimental rock… punches you right in the stomach. Ourgh!
Fave songs: Goliath and Agadez
The Vantage point by dEUS.
Fave songs: Slow (BEST THIS YEAR), Favourite Game and The Architect
Favourite tracks of 2008.
Besides all the songs mentioned above I have a couple more on my hand.
Restless (Featuring Josh Homme) by UNKLE
[track artist=Justin Timberlake]Rock Your Body] by Justin Timberlake
[track artist=yeah yeah yeahs]Down boy[/track] by Yeah Yeah Yeahs
[track artist=depeche mode]Photographic[/track] by Depeche Mode
[track artist=Alicia Keys & Jack White]Another way to die[/track] by Alicia Keys & Jack White
[track artist=Interpol]C’mere[/track] by Interpol
[track artist=deus]The Ideal Crash[/track] by dEUS
16. Mär. 2008, 14:50
8. Aug. 2007, 16:11War Stories
What caught my overall attention was of course the tracks with Joshua Homme (as of my massive addiction to any of his projects). Safe In Mind (Please Get This Gun From Out My Face) - frail but convincing. Restless (Ft Josh Homme) - rude and rude and rude! Brilliance.
By mistake I got to listen to the rest of the album. Mmm mistake. Seems that it's a lovely blend of electronic (guitar), piano and deep wirelike bass noises. Mmm. That is sweets to me. (And I just read in an article the it is the so far most rockyy album. Oh. Evolution!)
I got a feeling that their most critically acclaimed album is Source Tags & Codes but it bored me when trying (repeatedly!). But Worlds Apart is filled with noise, screams and epic medieval-ish hummings… ahh. To hell with basic, boring pop rock songs. Give me the violin in To Russia My Homeland and the careless but arrogant Will you smile Again? Ah, thank you, thank you.
Though I ain’t nearly done with this album, I know that I will have to travel on, through their discography sooooon. Hehe. Whatever.
It’s not a question of ‘if’. You have to. It’s vital. Eat it.
And just random Patrick Wolf tracks. Yes please.
The following tracks off Soulsavers "It's Not How Far You Fall, It's The Way You Land":
Ghost Of You And Me... a Song for the deaf-Atmosphere... "Some say this highway 7 is a long an lonesome road, don't ask me little Rosa what direction, I don't know." Lovely.
Paper Money. The most theatrical track, with almost gospellike backing vocals in the chorus... in a misbehaved wild way. Ah. The Ashtray knows how to scream it!
Ask The Dust a triphop-ish instrumental track. Their opening song at Roskilde Festival 2007. Beautiful and honest.
Obviously they choose Revival as a single. It makes me think of a awfully religious crowd waving side to side with their candles, hypnotized by the music and their god-beliefs. It bores me. It's... a song.
I have to crack my way through Undertow. So far I have only opened Sober, in which Maynard, as usual, sounds breathtakingly mean. Ah. Makes me wish that I was strong enough for kicking someones ass. But no, my pale arms have never surprised me.
...And when are we going to get some new from The Desert Sessions? Soon right? It’s so delicious you might change it to The Dessert Sessions… ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha!!
1. Mär. 2007, 12:56
27. Dez. 2006, 14:36I just discovered the Queens of the Stone Age live audio track topic on rekordsrekords.com. Oh, that makes me desperate! I want to fucking download all of it :D
I would really like a live acoustic version of Hangin' Tree with mark lanegan.
Or any other brilliant QOTSA/Mark Lanegan live performance.
Any desperate/great/fanatic recommendations? :D
17. Okt. 2006, 18:15I've got two questions; one concerning Tapeworm and the other concering dEUS.
1) Can anybody give me a link (or such) to some Tapeworm tracks? I know they didn't release anything but I'm pretty excited about the combination of Trent Reznor and Maynard James Keenan. Hmm, and so far I haven't been cool enough to find something.
2) What was the setlist for dEUS gig at Roskilde 2006? I wasn't there, but I would like to know what I missed :)
Thank you, thank you.
Tags: Tool, A Perfect Circle, Nine Inch Nails, Trent Reznor, Maynard James Keenan, dEUS, Roskilde 2006.
19. Aug. 2006, 21:36
11. Aug. 2006, 11:45Does anybody know the setlist for Opeth at Roskilde festival?
I was there but I was slightly drunk and I had no clue about the songs titles.
29. Apr. 2006, 7:58