Your Random Playlist, What lurks? Dare you admit?
Your Random Playlist, What lurks? Dare you admit?
Mar 13 2005, 12:45 PM
Light On The Surface
Joined: 4-March 03
From: Banjomouse Record House
Member No.: 91
I often suspect that many of us here - myself included - try to make themselves sound more interesting by discussing only the more obscure or better-quality strands of music that we choose to listen to. Surely, however, there is more on our playlists than the quality stuff.
Here's the plan, and it requires TOTAL honesty:
1. Make a random playlist using whatever software you store your lovely music on - I shall be using iTunes, being a damn dirty yuppie Mac-bitch.
2. Make note of the first ten songs that appear. Ten shall be the number, and the number shall be ten. No correspondance shall be entered in to.
3. Post those ten songs in this thread, perhaps with a little bit about why you say you listen to Sigur Rós and Miles Davis when you actually have a hard drive full of East 17 and Spice Girls.
Let the games begin!
First up, to show willing, my random ten for the day:
1. Why Don't You Do It For Me? - 22-20s
2. Güero Canelo - Calexico
3. Hanging On The Telephone - Scheer
4. Debaser - The Pixies
5. Long Snake Moan - P J Harvey
6. I Wanna Rock - Twisted Sister
7. Needles & Pins - The Ramones
8. Paranoid - Black Sabbath
9. Aerodynamik (Kling Klang Radio Mix) - Kraftwork
10. Spiral Staircase - Kings Of Leon
Which just goes to show that I talk the talk and walk the walk. Hmm? No you didn't see Twisted Sister in there. Move along now.
Sep 27 2006, 07:08 PM
Take apart your head
Group: Established Members
Joined: 17-January 05
From: Old Hampshire
Member No.: 1,599
1. Linkin Park - Hit The Floor
From Meteora, which I bought after seeing them at the Reading Festival a few years ago. Great live band, even if they're not your scene. It was In The End that first drew me into them. Every time I'd walk past my brother's door, I'd hear that "I tried so hard.. " chorus, and eventually I stole the CD from him, because I had to hear more.
2. Box Car Racer - Watch The World
They're a Blink 182 side project, and damn good. Still teen angsty, but more mature than Blink 182. Another CD I stole from my brother, though I think he let me keep this one. Not sure. It certainly lived in my room for quite a while. I will never understand how my brother can just let CDs go.
3. The Go! Team - Bottle Rocket
No idea what this song is like. I don't know why I've still got this album, as I never listen to the Go! Team. In fact, deleting it now. My online life may not be as legal as it could be, but I don't pirate music for no reason.
4. Coldplay - Don't Panic
I like Coldplay. Every song of theirs sounds okay the first time I hear it and gets better with every listen. Except Trouble. Trouble was the reverse, getting worse with every listen.
5. Coheed and Cambria - The Velourium Camper I: Faint of Heart
Aww, man, Coheed rock. I bought their album, In Keeping Secrets Of Silent Earth: 3, a few days after I broke up with my first girlfriend. I was kind of avoiding her for a while after that, so all I did was sit in my room and listen to this album. Coheed rock.
6. Simon and Garfunkel - The Dangling Conversation
I don't know this song. I like a lot of Simon and Garfunkel, but I only have this song because it was one of my old housemate's favourites and I got it for him. It's quite nice, but it's no The Boxer.
7. The Postal Service - Nothing Better
If I was a girl, I would totally have a crush on Ben Gibbard. He writes awesome lyrics, and has such a great voice. Nothing Better is one of the best songs on The Postal Service's Give Up album, being beaten by only Such Great Heights.
8. Thrice - Under A Killing Moon
I bought a Thrice album, The Artist in the Ambulance, because their name kept being mentioned along with Taking Back Sunday and Thursday, two awesome bands. So I was very disappointed the first time I heard this album. But like with From Autumn To Ashes, I tried it again after a while and found it to actually be awesome and that I just wasn't ready for it's awesomeness then.
9. Taking Back Sunday - Little Devotional
Probably one of the weakest songs on Where You Want To Be, but still a great song. Taking Back Sunday are great to sing along to, with their repeated lyrics and stuff.
10. Built To Spill - Twin Falls
I have two Built To Spill songs, Twin Falls and Still Flat. I'd rather talk about Still Flat because it's so much better. I've heard it's about fundamentalism, and I can see the connections. There was a meme on livejournal or last.fm somewhere a while ago about the soundtrack to the film of your life. I spent weeks trying to get a perfect soundtrack for myself, but could never fill all of the categories. I did, however, pick Still Flat as the opening credits music for it. I can see it so clearly, the music starts up to a blank screen, and then it fades in on me getting up and getting dressed and my whole daily routine.
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