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  • top ten artists thingy 2.0

    4. Feb. 2009, 22:55

    1. Radiohead
    First Track: Paranoid Android
    Fell in Love: No Surprises
    Current Favorite: There There

    2. The Beatles
    First Track: Yellow Submarine
    Fell in Love: Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
    Current Favorite: Hey Jude

    3. Oasis
    First Track: Wonderwall
    Fell in Love: Champagne Supernova
    Current Favorite: Live Forever

    4. Nobuo Uematsu
    First Track: Liberi Fatali
    Fell in Love: ionno
    Current Favorite: Holding My Thoughts in My Heart

    5. Muse
    First Track: Time is Running Out
    Fell in Love: Supermassive Black Hole
    Current Favorite: Knights of Cydonia

    6. The National
    First Track: Secret Meeting
    Fell in Love: Mr. November
    Current Favorite: Apartment Story

    7. Sigur Ros
    First Track: Glosoli
    Fell in Love: Hoppipolla
    Current Favorite: Svefn-g-englar

    8. Arcade Fire
    First Track: Rebellion (Lies)
    Fell in Love: Black Mirror
    Current Favorite: Wake Up

    9. Beck
    First Track: Loser
    Fell in Love: Girl
    Current Favorite: Chemtrails

    10. Sufjan Stevens
    First Track: Chicago
    Fell in Love: Jacksonville
    Current Favorite: The Predatory Wasp of the Pallisades
  • Music Library Survey 2.0

    4. Feb. 2009, 22:50

    Total number of tracks: 9265
    Total length of music: 25 days, 17 hours

    Sort by Song Title:
    First Song: "Heroes" by David Bowie
    Last Song: Zora's Domain by Koji Kondo

    Sort by Time:
    Shortest Song: Man Man - Fishstick Gumbo (0:04)
    Longest Song: Boris - Absolutego (1:00:15)

    Sort by Album:
    First Album: ( ) by Sigur Ros
    Last Album: Zen Arcade by Husker Du

    Sort By Artist:
    First Artist: !!!
    Last Artist: zyki

    Sort By Genre:
    First Song: Arcade Fire - Keep the Car Running (Alternative)
    Last Song: Slaraffenland - Paranoid Android (World)

    Top 10 Most Played Songs:
    1. Radiohead - Everything in Its Right Place
    2. Radiohead - Paranoid Android
    3. Arcade Fire - Rebellion (Lies)
    4. Radiohead - Reckoner
    5. Radiohead - Airbag
    6. Radiohead - Nude
    7. Radiohead - 2+2=5
    8. Radiohead - Like Spinning Plates
    9. Arcade Fire - Wake Up
    10. Radiohead - No Surprises

    First five songs that comes up on Shuffle:
    1. Modeselektor - 2000007
    2. Earth - Omens and Portents I: The Driver
    3. Nobuo Uematsu - Gongora's Plot
    4. Jonny Greenwood - There Will Be Blood
    5. Mando Diao - Added Family

    Search...
    "Sex", how many songs come up? 25
    "Love", how many songs come up? 388
    "You", how many songs come up? 731
    "Death", how many songs come up? 91
    "Hate", how many songs come up? 27
    "Wish" how many songs come up? 14
  • Radiohead - Live in Houston 5/17/08 Review

    21. Mai. 2008, 3:29

    Sat 17 May – Radiohead, Liars

    My first time seeing Radiohead, and an amazing concert. Probably the best I've been to, though Muse comes close because I was much closer to the stage for Muse (if I had been equally close for Radiohead I have no doubt this would easily be my favorite show). Liars opened, and I thought they were interesting, and enjoyed them overall. Their sound didn't seem to translate well to the large open-air venue, though. Rain threatened during Liars but fortunately it held off. Burial was played between Liars and Radiohead, which was cool (I hear Radiohead are fans). At last Radiohead entered onstage to some wack sounding electronic music, and it began.

    Here's a track by track recap:

    1. 15 Step

    15 Step seemed slightly out of whack at first, but Radiohead quickly got on their game, and made it into a great opener (I was very happy they opened with 15 Step and not with All I Need as they did many other shows on the tour).

    2. Bodysnatchers

    As much as I like Bodysnatchers, it was underwhelming live. I attribute most of this to the fact that they were too quiet at the beginning of the show. During a later song (I don't recall which) the volume was noticeably turned up midsong, and the feel was much improved by it. But Bodysnatchers suffered cause of the quiet volume.

    3. Lucky

    Brilliantly done. As with Bodysnatchers, I felt they weren't loud enough during the choruses, but it wasn't as big of a problem. Jonny's last guitar solo was mindblowing.

    4. Morning Bell

    Seemed like a pretty standard performance of Morning Bell. I love the little outburst right before the "Cut the kids in half" part.

    5. Nude

    One of my favorites off In Rainbows, but honestly live I found it slightly dull, because it was virtually identical to the album version, moreso than any other song during the concert. Thom's singing was perfect though.

    6. Pyramid Song

    Beautiful, beautiful. Some asshat in front of me started raising his camera up and blocking my view of the stage during this one, but there was an absolutely beautiful view of the moon shining through the clouds so I gazed at that during the song. Made it even more haunting than normal.

    7. Weird Fishes/Arpeggi

    Well played. The visuals were perfectly fitting, very blue and enhanced the feeling of being underwater that was already present in the song. Ed's backing vocals were beautiful as usual.

    8. The Gloaming

    Wow. I'd never been a fan of The Gloaming, but it is FANTASTIC live. The lighting was eerie, with a futuristic green glow silhouetting the dark shapes of the band members. Thom got his dance on, and the bass was earth-shattering. One of the highlights of the show.

    9. The National Anthem

    I love this song so much. The radio-tuning trick, though I'd heard it before, was mindblowing, and the effect of a radio commercial melding perfectly with a fuzzy bass riff was simultaneously comical and awe-inspiring.

    10. Faust Arp

    Pretty. It's a little bare without the strings present on the album version, but it was a refreshing break.

    11. Videotape

    Honestly this is probably my least favorite song on In Rainbows (though still good), and it wasn't any better or worst live, really. Though the erratic-sounding percussion started earlier in the song, if I remember right. Also Videotape seemed a bit odd in the middle of the set, it's such a...final song.

    12. Optimistic

    Yaaay, one of my favorites off Kid A. I'm really glad Radiohead's brought Optimistic back for this tour. The middle section where Thom sings "I'd really like to help you man, I'd really like to help you man" made me shiver.

    13. Where I End and You Begin

    The visualization was really neat for this one, a trippy spinning type thingy. I dunno. Anyway great performance, although it was a bit strange hearing it without the memorable ondes martenot bit from Jonny, and the guitar riff in the middle was slightly changed.

    14. Reckoner

    Equally as beautiful as the album version, though, like Nude, it felt a bit too predictable. That didn't detract from its magnificence though, and it's probably just a byproduct of me listening to In Rainbows too much.

    15. Everything in Its Right Place

    I loved the words scrolling across the tubes on this one. The sampling of Thom's vocals wasn't as cool and trippy as I hoped it'd be, but no complaints, really.

    16. All I Need

    Another of my lesser favorites off In Rainbows, but it was peaceful live. The beat felt much more pronounced and hip-hop-like.

    17. There There

    Yes yes yes. Sent tingles down my spine. I'm not gonna even try to describe this song. The explosion was perfect.

    18. Jigsaw Falling Into Place

    Thom seemed to struggle with singing so low for the first half of the song, but that made it all the more uplifting when he finally burst into the higher octave with "the beat goes ROUND AND ROUND."

    19. House of Cards

    The percussion was much more...pronounced than on the album, a change for the better, and it seemed like they slightly altered the chords played. I have mixed feelings on House of Cards...while it's peaceful and soothing, it really was the only time during the concert I ever came anywhere close to being bored.

    20. Climbing Up the Walls

    HELL YES. I jumped up and down when I heard the intro to this song start. The screen had vaguely disturbing shapes morphing, which fit perfectly. Jonny did his radio trick again, which didn't work as well as on The National Anthem, but it was still neat. The freakout at the end was perfect, though I didn't see Thom scream. He did yell into his pickups towards the end though. Extremely happy that they played this gem off OK Computer.

    21. Planet Telex

    Easily the most rockin' song played. Also easily the loudest. This is how Bodysnatchers should have been played. It also happens to be my current favorite song off the Bends. A definite highlight.

    22. Street Spirit (Fade Out)

    Not much to say here. I'm not as enamored with Street Spirit as many other fans are, but I can't deny its beauty. It was somewhat surprising to see Street Spirit present, but not as a closer.

    23. You and Whose Army?

    Hehehe. Thom had me cracking up with his camera antics. A welcome relief between all the srs songs, but I would've liked for it to come earlier than the second-to-last song.

    24. Idioteque

    WOW. Wow. Wooooow. I completely forgot about Idioteque up until when the beat started. Definitely the peak of the concert, and a brilliant closer. EVERYONE was shouting the words along and dancing. No other song could've left me as stunned at the end as Idioteque did, other than perhaps Paranoid Android.

    All in all, a great setlist, and a great show. However I must echo what I'm sure is a common complaint these days, and say I wish they had played more OK Computer. We got Lucky and Climbing Up the Walls, which were both brilliant, but I would've loved one of either Airbag, Paranoid Android, or The Tourist. Hell, any other song off OKC would've been great, but those especially.

    On the other hand, I didn't mind the lack of Bends material. Fake Plastic Trees is the only one that would've impressed me, I think.

    Overall, BRILLIANT, I recommend seeing Radiohead to any madman who wouldn't already see them at first chance. Can't wait to see them again.
  • Music Library Survey

    18. Okt. 2007, 3:01

    yep, i'm bored and procrastinating my college essays. note to self: tag the artists later.

    Total number of tracks: 3962
    Total length of music: 10.5 days

    Sort by Song Title:
    First Song: Hitoshi Sakimoto - Abandoning Power
    Last Song: M83 - *

    Sort by Time:
    Shortest Song: Sufjan Stevens - One Last "Woo-hoo!" for the Pullman (0:06)
    Longest Song: Oasis - Better Man (38:02)

    Sort by Album:
    First Album: The Beatles - Abbey Road
    Last Album: The Beatles - 1

    Sort By Artist:
    First Artist: Aerosmith
    Last Artist: Zoot Sims

    Sort By Genre:
    First Song: Coldplay - Speed of Sound (Alternative)
    Last Song: Jake Shimabukuro - While My Guitar Gently Weeps (World)

    Top 10 Most Played Songs:
    1. Muse - Starlight
    2. Radiohead - Paranoid Android
    3. Radiohead - Everything in Its Right Place
    4. Muse - Supermassive Black Hole
    5. Radiohead - Airbag
    6. Radiohead - Subterranean Homesick Alien
    7. Muse - Map of the Problematique
    8. Radiohead - No Surprises
    9. Arcade Fire - Rebellion (Lies)
    10. Muse - Time Is Running Out

    First five songs that comes up on Shuffle:
    1. King Crimson -I Talk to the Wind
    2. The Velvet Underground - Run Run Run
    3. Oasis - Acquiesce
    4. The Shins - Fighting in a Sack
    5. Sufjan Stevens - The Tallest Man, the Broadest Shoulders

    Search...
    "Sex", how many songs come up? 22 (cause of RHCP's BSSM)
    "Love", how many songs come up? 170
    "You", how many songs come up? 292
    "Death", how many songs come up? 12
    "Hate", how many songs come up? 23
    "Wish" how many songs come up? 10
  • Top 10 Artists thingy

    22. Sep. 2007, 21:02

    Okay usually for some reason I do these, and then delete them. Guess I'm gonna post this one for once.

    1. Oasis
    First Track: Wonderwall
    Fell in Love: Live Forever
    Current Favourite: Champagne Supernova

    2. The Beatles
    First Track: Yellow Submarine
    Fell in Love: Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
    Current Favourite: For No One

    3. Radiohead
    First Track: Paranoid Android
    Fell in Love: No Surprises
    Current Favourite: Backdrifts

    4. Nobuo Uematsu
    First Track: Liberi Fatali
    Fell in Love: don't remember.
    Current Favourite: Main Theme of Final Fantasy VII

    5. Red Hot Chili Peppers
    First Track: Under the Bridge
    Fell in Love: Can't Stop
    Current Favourite: The Zephyr Song

    6. Hitoshi Sakimoto
    First Track: Opening Movie (Theme of FINAL FANTASY XII)
    Fell in Love: Dalmasca Estersand
    Current Favourite: Near the Water

    7. Muse
    First Track: Time Is Running Out
    Fell in Love: Supermassive Black Hole
    Current Favourite: Stockholm Syndrome

    8. The White Stripes
    First Track: Seven Nation Army
    Fell in Love: The Denial Twist
    Current Favourite: There's No Home for You Here

    9. Spoon
    First Track: The Way We Get By
    Fell in Love: The Beast and Dragon, Adored
    Current Favourite: The Beast and Dragon, Adored

    10. Arctic Monkeys
    First Track: I Bet You Look Good on the Dance Floor
    Fell in Love: D Is for Dangerous
    Current Favourite: Fluorescent Adolescent