It has been a week since I recommended anything, but I am going to go with the excuse that I am on my holidays. So it only seems fair I take a break. I will get back into normal recommendations, on a regular pattern after next week.
Today I have been listening to a lot of the older music I used to listen to back in the day, Like Taking Back Sunday, and Dashboard Confessional and a bundle of stuff, so what I am going to recommend is that people go and listen to all the music you used to.
The stuff you used to love. I guarantee you will have missed it.
I recommend checking out my contribution to the Mix thread. It should be up and posted in a few hours here.
The track listing is as follows...
1. Islands On The Coast - Band Of Horses
2. Catamaran - Bear Vs. Shark
3. Blister In The Sun - Violent Femmes
4. Those Anarcho Punks Are Mysterious...- Against Me!
5. Bonnie Mulligan - Clachan Yell
6. I Feel Weird - Steel Train
7. Good Excuse - John Butler Trio
8. Excess Baggage - Shooglenifty
9. Pieces(Feat. Plan B) - Chase And Status
10. Bring The Noise - Public Enemy
11. I Feel Better - Frightened Rabbit
12. Audience And Audio - Twin Atlantic
13. Just Go Home - The Xcerts
14. Kurt Vonnegut - Born Ruffians
15. Death To Los Campesinos! - Los Campesinos!
16. Sometime Around Midnight - The Airborne Toxic Event
17. Messages - Xavier Rudd
18. Ocean(Live) - John Butler Trio
I am sure some of these songs will be familiar and hopefully there will be a bundle which are unheard!
Enjoy and remember to check out some of the others, and let me know what you thought!
Ok, occasionally I am a pirate. Last night was one of those nights.
The new X-Men Origins: Wolverine has leaked as I am sure everyone is aware, and I tried to convince myself I would wait and see it in the cinema (I have already pre-booked a ticket for the night it comes out so don't judge me!), but I caved and I downloaded it and watched it.
There are still a few special FX missing from the leaked copy, but in general they don't have a big impact on the overall effect of the film.
It was not exactly what I was expecting, but I enjoyed it, and it told the story well.
So I recommend watching this film, if that means waiting until it comes out in the cinema then do that, but if you really have to see it download it, but go and see it as well!
They do deserve money for this!
Also I was looking back at the begging of my blog about a year ago before I started my daily recommendations. Some of my writing was awful. No grammar at all.
Also also 9K views. Wow.
At the moment when ever I watch a movie I always seem to be left with a feeling of "Mhhh did I enjoy that?"
I just finished watching The Day The Earth Stood Still.
I feel that the whole film could have been shortened by about an hour, and there could have been a lot more added on, but if you want to watch a sci-fi movie about Aliens then yeah, its that, and its not that it is a bad movie, I just feel a lot more could have been done for it.
Wow I must be really good at swaying people to look at my recommendations!
The past few days, us €urokids have been planning on making some mixes, and today our first one came about!
Only €uros can submit a mix, but anyone can go and download them.
So Maxwell's mix was submitted today, and for the next week and a bit a mix will be submitted daily.
So feel free to go and listen to the €urokids Mixes here.
Right, I missed a few days because broadband has been down for my area so when ever I tried to write a blog, my computer seemed to hate me and then I was not able to display anything. Figures.
I would give three recommendations, but I honestly can not think of much at this moment.
So I will give you all a song to go and find and listen to.
Super Taranta! - Gogol Bordello
If you have listened to these guys before you will know their style. Gypsy Punk.
Their music mixes a lot of Eastern music with modern punk stylings.
This song is just over six minutes long, and has a brief vocal part at the beginning with the rest of the song being a fast paced eastern instrumental.
I only discovered this song, and I really love it.
Before I heard this album I was not a fan of the band, but after hearing it, that has all changed.
Invaders Must Die - The Prodigy is such a powerful drum and Bass album.
There is just so much to it. It has a good beat, and songs like Invaders Must Die and Omen are just brilliant.
Give it a listen if you get the chance!
(Don't know what the video is like, YouTube wont load...)
There are some songs which are out and about which are really full of energy.
Songs which get you excited when you hear them, which make you want to move about, and really hype you up.
One of these songs, is this Catamaran - Bear Vs. Shark. I don't know what to say about it, its just a real kick ass, powerful song.
My recommendation for today is Falling Off The Lavender Bridge - Lightspeed Champion.
He makes quirky acoustic indie folk music, and he is very talented. Dev Hines, who is Lightspeed Champion used to be the main singer in an electronic, grunge, metal band, and this is such a change, but it is so amazing.
His lyrics really paint the picture of the story he is telling.
Basically his music is fun to listen to and is worth looking at.
I have something a bit different from my normal stuff to recommend today.
Black Cascade - Wolves In The Throne Room. When I got this album, I new nothing about the band, nothing about what type of music they were, all I knew was that they were receiving high praise, and had been for a while.
There are four songs on this album, two are just over ten minutes long, and the other two are just over 14 minutes long.
Wolves in the Throne Room is an atmospheric black metal band from Olympia, WA. Early on, the band received critical acclaim from black metal sources due to their extremely deep and textured music as well as epic songs reaching almost 25 minutes in length. Their blend of philosophy and professing 'humbleness before nature's power' sets them apart from most other black metal acts on the scene today.
Taken from last.fm.
The band are quite impressive. There music, despite not being what I would usually be excited about, is very very impressive.
This band is worth a very big look at if you are a fan of instrumental rock, any metal, rock, anything really.
Ok, I think I have found an album which is going to be getting played a lot in times to come.
Atlas And The Oyster - A Love Like Pi. I don't know what it is, it could be the vocals, it may be the lyrics, it could be the fact that they really know how to use their instruments, or maybe it is because they are a pretty unique sounding group.
They have pop Punk hooks, and pop punk sounding guitars, but they have brilliant keyboard parts, and they are a band who can actually use a synthesizer well. They have a friendly familiar sound, but it is something very pleasing.
I really need to stop missing days on here... but 50 days of recommendations is not that bad!
Ok, I have two artists which people should check out, and I will point out some key songs or albums or what ever.
Xavier Rudd. An Australian folk musician who is very talented. He is a multi instrumentalist, plays guitar, bass, harmonica, digereedoo and a whole host of others. He has influences from Bob Marley and it comes through strongly, but he doesn't sound like a reagae singer.
Check out his album Food In The Belly. Every song on this album is brilliant.
A song which is worth a look at is his cover of Bob Marley's No Woman, No Cry.
Billy Bragg is a musician from England who has been around for some time. I don't really know how to describe his music, he is a bit rockish, a bit indie, but his music is classic.
Give these songs a listen Waiting for The Great Leap Forward and A New England
Today I went to the cinema and saw Paul Blart Mall Cop. I recommend you don't see that. Awful film.
However, since I missed a day of recs I have two for you this evening.
The first is one of my favourite albums from The Beatles.
Rubber Soul - The Beatles is one of their more rockier albums, and really shows another side to the band, but it also shows just how talented a band they really were.
Listen to this album. It is seriously good.
Sea Sew - Lisa Hannigan. Better known as the girl who sings with Damien Rice. Her album is a good mixture between folk and Pop with a bit of indie thrown in. She is a strong lyricist, and has a great voice. If you like Damien Rice, then you will probably enjoy this album.
It has been a wonderfully sunny day here, so I have been listening to a great album with a strong summer feel to it.
Sinners Gold - David Shultz and The Skyline - They make great acoustic music with a country feel to it, and it is just the perfect soundtrack to any nice day.
So go and enjoy this summer, and the great weather, and do it with some great music!
I am recommending one of my favorite Modest Mouse songs today. Actually I am going to recommend two songs by them.
I Came As A Rat - Modest Mouse - The Lyrics are great, complicated, but delivered with such speed, in a way only Modest Mouse can. The guitar work is brilliant, and works well. It may have pretty bad production, but it adds to the song in a way.
Shit Luck - Modest Mouse - This song is more instrumental (Beside a few shouted lines) but it has impressive guitar skills throughout and is a good heavy romp!