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PostPosted: Fri Dec 07, 2007 10:44 pm
by stereosforgeeks
Funny story though. One of my friends dad worked for CIA. She was talking to his gf who he had promised to take to his house in the netherlands. She thought her dad was full of it just trying to get into the womans pants, but nope turns out her dad does have a place in the netherlands and just never told anyone.

/threadjack

PostPosted: Fri Dec 07, 2007 10:44 pm
by tapehead
INTERPOL!

PostPosted: Fri Dec 07, 2007 10:44 pm
by St. Alphonzo
stereosforgeeks wrote:
tapehead wrote:
stereosforgeeks wrote:
tapehead wrote:Hope so - it's a good thread for new tips anyway, I just picked up that Jens Lekman album you nominated for a listen.


What do you think of it?


Just started listening, but I'll be back to chat on it at some point soon - it's really good.


Seriously the dude makes perfect pop songs. I love all his albums but this one stepped up production wise and really helped his craft not hindered it.

Glad to hear you are liking it though.


Check out some of the archives of the "All Songs Considered" podcast on the NPR site. Jens played guest DJ a few weeks back. They played a few snippets of his stuff, and I've got to say I'm intrigued. I'll have to check out the full-length.

PostPosted: Fri Dec 07, 2007 10:50 pm
by stereosforgeeks
St. Alphonzo wrote:
stereosforgeeks wrote:
tapehead wrote:
stereosforgeeks wrote:
tapehead wrote:Hope so - it's a good thread for new tips anyway, I just picked up that Jens Lekman album you nominated for a listen.


What do you think of it?


Just started listening, but I'll be back to chat on it at some point soon - it's really good.


Seriously the dude makes perfect pop songs. I love all his albums but this one stepped up production wise and really helped his craft not hindered it.

Glad to hear you are liking it though.


Check out some of the archives of the "All Songs Considered" podcast on the NPR site. Jens played guest DJ a few weeks back. They played a few snippets of his stuff, and I've got to say I'm intrigued. I'll have to check out the full-length.


Awesome more people digging the Jens! He puts on a great live show too. So much fun with everyone singing and dancing.

PostPosted: Fri Dec 07, 2007 10:54 pm
by tapehead
It's a bit like listening to Don Campbell or Gene Pitney at first - lush orchestration, but I understand comparisons with the likes of Belle and Sebastion as well.

Is 'When I Said I Wanted to Be Your Dog' a better place to start with this guy?

PostPosted: Fri Dec 07, 2007 10:57 pm
by stereosforgeeks
"Ohh silent Jens" or "When I said" are both good starting points. Make sure to listen to the song Maple Leaves though, that song is amazing.

Yeah it does have a Belle and Sebastian feel with it being twee and the lush orchestration, but his older stuff is less lush and more lofi sampling. All of it is great though.

PostPosted: Sat Dec 08, 2007 11:43 am
by DerLanghaarige
I got no idea why nobody told me that LCD Soundsystem released a new album this year. I seriously have to get it as long as I still have some money left.

PostPosted: Sat Dec 08, 2007 2:56 pm
by Keepcoolbutcare
stereosforgeeks wrote:Make sure to listen to the song Maple Leaves though, that song is amazing.


only tune of his I really like.

scratch that...

adore.

PostPosted: Sat Dec 08, 2007 2:58 pm
by magicmonkey
I came here to vote, where is the poll?

Re: The Golden Zods: Music 2007 (VOTE NOW)

PostPosted: Sat Dec 08, 2007 9:35 pm
by tapehead
Fried has put the nominees up at the start of thread.

[quote="Fried Gold"]ImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImage

Here are the nominees for the music section of this year's Golden Zod awards.

[color=cyan]
Best Album
Electric Six - I Shall Exterminate Everything Around Me That Restricts Me From Being The Master
Wilco - Sky Blue Sky
Andrew Bird - Armchair Apocrypha
Coheed and Cambria - No World For Tomorrow
Jack Penate - Matinee
Radiohead - In Rainbows
The White Stripes - Icky Thump
Rilo Kiley - Under The Blacklight
Rivers Cuomo - Alone
LCD Soundsystem - Sound of Silver
Okkervil River - The Stage Names
Velvet Revolver - Libertad
Jens Lekman - Night Over Kortedala. Perfect pop gems. 'Nuff said.
Sunset Rubdown - Random Spirit Lover


Best Track
The Chemical Brothers feat. Fatlip - The Salmon Dance
Grinderman - No Pussy Blues
Arcade Fire - Keep The Car Running
Coheed and Cambria - Gravemakers and Gunslingers
Foo Fighters - Long Road to Ruin
Fountains of Wayne - Someone To Love
Basia Bulat - Before I Knew
M.I.A. - Bamboo Banga
Manic Street Preachers - You Love Alone Is Not Enough
Rilo Kiley - Moneymaker
Take That - Rule The World
Justice - DANCE
M.I.A. - Bamboo Banga

Best Band/Group Act
Electric Six
Wilco
Arcade Fire
Coheed and Cambria
Radiohead
Foo Fighters
The Dap Kings
Liars
Velvet Revolver
Battles
Liars

Best Solo Act

Serj Tankian
Jack Penate
Feist
Andrew Bird
The Shocking Pinks
Devin the Dude
Richard Thompson
Jose Gonzales

Best New Act
Prinzhorn Dance School
The Bad Robots
Puscifer
Grinderman
Goose
Yo Majesty
Vampire Weekend
Marnie Stern
Lost Campesinos

Best Live Act
Foo Fighters
Deichkind
Coheed and Cambria
Arcade Fire
Living Legends
Paul McCartney
The Fall
Avenged Sevenfold
Battles
LCD Soundsystem

Best Music Video
Radiohead - Jigsaw Falling Into Place - Adam Buxton - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UKrsBVFsfIQ
Jack Peñate - Second, Minute or Hour - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Rjc0Q2ktgw
Tool - Vicarious - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hii17sjSwfA
Feist - 1234 - Sally Seltman - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d3vIv1EwO5A
Die fantastischen Vier - Ernten was wir säen - Zoran Bihac - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k96XJqIceDw
Dizzee Rascal - “Sirensâ€

Re: The Golden Zods: Music 2007 (VOTE NOW)

PostPosted: Sat Dec 08, 2007 9:58 pm
by Fried Gold
tapehead wrote:
FG, why haven't all the nominations been included?

That's the list from all the nominations I was PM'ed. As far as I know there are none missing.

PostPosted: Sat Dec 08, 2007 10:37 pm
by tapehead
Oh dear. I forgot to do that bit.

PostPosted: Wed Dec 12, 2007 1:31 pm
by Fried Gold
Bumped - don't forget you need to vote by Friday..


...else I won't bother.

PostPosted: Wed Dec 12, 2007 2:02 pm
by stereosforgeeks
Best Album
Jens Lekman - Night Over Kortedala.

Best Track
Basia Bulat - Before I Knew

Best Band/Group Act
Battles

Best Solo Act
Feist

Best New Act
Vampire Weekend

Best Live Act
Battles

Best Music Video
Justice - DANCE - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A8bwZf3vXjg

PostPosted: Wed Dec 12, 2007 5:17 pm
by Keepcoolbutcare
stereosforgeeks wrote:Best Track
Basia Bulat - Before I Knew


nice!

I did my noms for that category based on the play count on itunes.

with 68plays, "Before I Knew" was by far the winner...but, to be fair, a good 50 of those plays were courtesy of my special lady friend. And that's not even counting the amount of times she's played it on her i-pod!

have you heard the full length yet Stereo? I know the "official" release is early 2k8, but I figure you 'prolly got it already...

hey, this may be a bit much to ask, but could you (or anyone else for that matter) maybe put a direct link up from HypeMachine or Elbo (rather, whatever blogger posted the tracks) for each song nominated...or at least for that track?

Quicktime is acting all sorts of wonky on my 'puter, so I can't, or else I would've already...

PostPosted: Wed Dec 12, 2007 5:30 pm
by stereosforgeeks
Keepcoolbutcare wrote:
stereosforgeek s wrote:Best Track
Basia Bulat - Before I Knew


nice!

I did my noms for that category based on the play count on itunes.

with 68plays, "Before I Knew" was by far the winner...but, to be fair, a good 50 of those plays were courtesy of my special lady friend. And that's not even counting the amount of times she's played it on her i-pod!

have you heard the full length yet Stereo? I know the "official" release is early 2k8, but I figure you 'prolly got it already...

hey, this may be a bit much to ask, but could you (or anyone else for that matter) maybe put a direct link up from HypeMachine or Elbo (rather, whatever blogger posted the tracks) for each song nominated...or at least for that track?

Quicktime is acting all sorts of wonky on my 'puter, so I can't, or else I would've already...


It honestly doesnt seem like something youd be interested in, being folk and all though you do like Feist ;). Your special lady friend has good taste i say. I am looking for her full legth thats for damn sure. I havent been able to find it yet.

Yeah i could do that for the tracks listed.

Will give me something to do.

PostPosted: Wed Dec 12, 2007 5:36 pm
by Keepcoolbutcare
stereosforgeeks wrote:It honestly doesnt seem like something youd be interested in, being folk and all...


well, in small doses.

and since the song is under a minute 20secs...

stereosforgeeks wrote:Your special lady friend has good taste i say.


shhh!

she ego trips enough already.

damn hot hipster chicks, thinking that being thin, dressing well and having great hair and taste makes them irresistible...

PostPosted: Wed Dec 12, 2007 5:53 pm
by stereosforgeeks

PostPosted: Wed Dec 12, 2007 5:54 pm
by stereosforgeeks
Keepcoolbutcare wrote:damn hot hipster chicks, thinking that being thin, dressing well and having great hair and taste makes them irresistible...


It doesn't? Have I been approaching hipster chicks wrong all these years?

PostPosted: Wed Dec 12, 2007 8:13 pm
by Keepcoolbutcare

PostPosted: Wed Dec 12, 2007 8:20 pm
by tapehead
stereosforgeeks wrote:Take That - Rule The World
??

PostPosted: Wed Dec 12, 2007 8:29 pm
by Keepcoolbutcare
tapehead wrote:
stereosforgeeks wrote:Take That - Rule The World
??


:shock:

PostPosted: Wed Dec 12, 2007 9:21 pm
by papalazeru
Keepcoolbutcare wrote:
tapehead wrote:
stereosforgeeks wrote:Take That - Rule The World
??


:shock:


No no..Tapes right..

WTF?!?!??!

PostPosted: Wed Dec 12, 2007 9:26 pm
by stereosforgeeks
papalazeru wrote:
Keepcoolbutcare wrote:
tapehead wrote:
stereosforgeeks wrote:Take That - Rule The World
??


:shock:


No no..Tapes right..

WTF?!?!??!


Seriously!?!

I didnt want to be the first to say it ;)

PostPosted: Wed Dec 12, 2007 9:29 pm
by papalazeru
stereosforgeeks wrote:
papalazeru wrote:
Keepcoolbutcare wrote:
tapehead wrote:
stereosforgeeks wrote:Take That - Rule The World
??


:shock:


No no..Tapes right..

WTF?!?!??!


Seriously!?!

I didnt want to be the first to say it ;)


Apart from most of the UK fucking apologising for this piece of shit.

Talk of which...have Spice girls released their new single yet?

PostPosted: Sun Dec 16, 2007 4:22 pm
by Fried Gold
AND THE WINNERS ARE:

Best Album
LCD Soundsystem - Sound of Silver

Best Track
Grinderman - No Pussy Blues

Best Band/Group Act
Battles

Best Solo Act
Andrew Bird

Best New Act
Grinderman

Best Live Act
Arcade Fire

Best Music Video
Feist - 1234

PostPosted: Sun Dec 16, 2007 8:38 pm
by Keepcoolbutcare
huzzah!

thanks for running that FG.

and now that that's over...

YEAR END LISTS!!!

p4k's top 50 videos

from metacritic - Music Critics' Year-End Top Ten Lists (qweird grammar on c/o Metacritic)

PostPosted: Sun Dec 16, 2007 8:40 pm
by stereosforgeeks
Go Battles!

Thanks for tallying everything FG.

PostPosted: Sun Dec 16, 2007 8:40 pm
by MonkeyM666
BOOCH THE BATTLES!
Nice work Fried!

PostPosted: Sun Dec 16, 2007 8:44 pm
by Fried Gold
Not quite sure I agree with what eventually won...Best Album should've been the Kings of Leon's LP.

PostPosted: Sun Dec 16, 2007 8:45 pm
by Keepcoolbutcare
Fried Gold wrote:Not quite sure I agree with what eventually won...Best Album should've been the Kings of Leon's LP.


just wait 'til 300 or POTC:AWE win for film...

I (kinda) disagree with some of them as well, but two of my noms ended up winning, which is a higher percentage for me than usual.

PostPosted: Sun Dec 16, 2007 8:50 pm
by Fried Gold
I know music is personal - there is no bad music, just music one happens not to like - but I think some of the nominations were a tad obscure for obscure's sake.

Just because something is "mainstream" doesn't necessarily mean you've got to ignore for something cult.

PostPosted: Sun Dec 16, 2007 8:51 pm
by MonkeyM666
So are you saying that Aqua isn't bad music??

PostPosted: Sun Dec 16, 2007 8:53 pm
by Fried Gold
There's always exceptions to the rule.

PostPosted: Sun Dec 16, 2007 8:56 pm
by tapehead
I think the noms were a pretty healthy mix - with an obvious hipster / indie bias.

I think you should give that Battles album a listen, FG, if you haven't already. I was listening to the Kings of Leon last night, it is pretty good.

And I think there's prolly still enough interest and enthusiasm for and 'albums of the year thread' maybe.

PostPosted: Sun Dec 16, 2007 8:56 pm
by stereosforgeeks
I like all the stuff that won. Some just wouldn't be my choice for "best"

Im just happy My Battles nom won!

PostPosted: Sun Dec 16, 2007 9:04 pm
by tapehead
Keepcoolbutcare wrote:from metacritic - Music Critics' Year-End Top Ten Lists (qweird grammar on c/o Metacritic)


There's actually quite a few albums amongst these I thought would have got a mention in here - MIA, PJ Harvey, White Stripes, Amy Winehouse I thought might have gotten more of a mention - even Wilco and kanye West.

PostPosted: Sun Dec 16, 2007 9:06 pm
by Fried Gold
Oh my....The Zone....has become...The Guardian!?!?!?

PostPosted: Sun Dec 16, 2007 9:07 pm
by stereosforgeeks
tapehead wrote:
Keepcoolbutcare wrote:from metacritic - Music Critics' Year-End Top Ten Lists (qweird grammar on c/o Metacritic)


There's actually quite a few albums amongst these I thought would have got a mention in here - MIA, PJ Harvey, White Stripes, Amy Winehouse I thought might have gotten more of a mention - even Wilco and kanye West.


Yeah I was surprised those were left out as well.