Syd Barett

I was reading Mojo's 2006 September release, and the cover was..., Syd Barett. Death is one of the most factual condition for people. But life is one of the most colorful motion, that's for sure. In music which artist was the most colorful and psychedelic one, sweeping your time with his color color colorful guitars, cheerful lyrics which needs to be discovered??? Again, answer is Syd Barett.

Elton John: 'Obviously , Syd's death is very very sad. To me he was rock's first true casualty. Because of that he'll be one of those people like Nick Drake and Marc Bolan whose legend will live on forever.'

Paul Weller: 'He shone so bright for such a short space of time, everyone's vision of him is still trapped in that time, we only think of Syd as he was on the sleeve of the first album. All i know is that he's very important to me.'

Robyn Hitchcock: 'I think there was a power struggle between Syd and Roger - I don't mean Roger Waters, I mean Roger Barett, and that Roger Barett won. By all accounts, he carried on doing studies of watercolours, and painting. he was this hybrid of a small child going around in shorts and a serious old man. Meanwhile, everyone wanted syd: 'We want Syd, where is he?' Imagine somebody that disturbed and sensitive with all these ghouls on his doorstep. It's not pretty.'

Life goes on, but that doesn't mean you should forget good things coming from the past. So i love to protect influential artists while keeping new influential artists on this blog.
mp3: Syd Barett - Vegetable Man
mp3: Syd Barett - Baby Lemonade

Don't forget the songs that saved your life

I love to mix my playlist from old albums, new albums, classic artists. You should know how to put them in right order, know what's going to touch your heart, and you should know which song is going to cheer you up. That's very big deal to know how to feel music. You can create a miracle with the playlist even if music genres aren't same. If you similar with the songs;
Jam - Start! --> Beatles - Taxman
You know that the guitar chords are very resembling, Beatles stole from Jam! That's ridiculous. So who's the robber?

I believe that every album brings different or alternative point of view in your life, so it's the best thing to listen whole albums not single songs. It'll also help to distinguish what is original what is not. For instance Radiohead's "Creep" recalls Hollies' The Air That I Breathe entirely. By the way, we should consider that it's very hard to create something very original in these day. Artists and Bands try to produce new styles by blending all the past cultures. Nonetheless, they aren't able to impress listener like in 70s, 90s. Especially many listeners still believe in 80s, which had brought many successful music story. I don't know what the new year brings, but, here is some skilled discovery from my playlist.

Public Image Ltd - "God" recalls Talking Heads' - "Phyco Killer"
The Manics - "Roses in the hospital" is all same with David Bowie - "Sound and Vision"
R.E.M. - "One i love" borrowing as much from Neil Young - "Hey Hey My My"

We'll continue to listen good ones, to share with each other, to support music. Be careful! i said
'We'. If you love something deep in your heart, that love never ends, it only bleeds at times. And If you ask me, listening music is art.

And finally, My Bloody Valentine are set to make another album, according to leader Kevin Shields. The band's last LP was 1991's 'Loveless', while Shields' also contributed new tracks to the Sofia Coppola-directed 'Lost In Translation' soundtrack in 2004. Kevin's responses to Magnet Magazine really promising, i couldn't believe this at first time. Read whole story at NME
That's why we want Kevin Shields back!
Kevin Shields - City Girls

Kristin Hersh - Learn To Sing Like A Star

Rating: 8/10
Modern Music Review
Alternative Pop/Rock
She's started to drop her solo album in early 1994, took a break from the group (Throwing Muses), and following "The Grotto" (2003) , now this is her seventh heavy-acustic studio album.

Kristin Hersh's easily broken, sometimes sharp voice is primary material of the record, and don't forget iridescent violins , guitar cracks, and most of all massive songs one after another.

"Learn to Sing Like a Star" proves Hersh's mellow harmonies get stronger for alternative rock listener, who love to feel themselves as adult rock music lover. Pretty nice fourteen works are quite satisfying, bright, and ready to cuddle us. Despite songs' short length, songs like "Nerve Endings" or "Peggy Lee" are bittersweet compositions in the middle of natural atmosphere. She also touches to you with her improved songwriter.

After the listening, you are right to complaint its short play, but if you consider "Learn To Sing Like A Star" luxurious airy play, sir, your steps are on the right way. Kristin Hersh has already known to sing like a star. Release date: January 23, 2007
MM picks: Under the Gun, Sugarboy
Kristin Hersh - Nerve Endings

The Most Dreamy Rock Bands

1. My Bloody Valentine
2. Cocteau Twins
3. Jesus & Mary Chain
4. Mazzystar
5. Mojave 3
6. Ride
7. Mercury Rev
8. Galaxie 500
9. House of Love
10. Beach House

Yesss. I said "yes" like a snake, eh? The bands are so important noted abow. This is so music contains pure beauty of fresh waterfalls. You can find yourself dreaming unreasonably, so that's not rational behaving to listen all of them in one day, but i can do it and i'm still alive... Beach House is a promising, and very impressive band. It's gorgeous to see a courteous band is growing continuously.

This Jesus & Mary Chain truly fits our century, let me sing it loud 'I see people going down , All gods people going down'
Jesus & Mary Chain - Sowing Seeds
Of course we don't need to sit and cry, saying 'oh people are so cruel', what we need to do is having knowledge of the things going on in this world. The Awareness, maybe it's the most powerful weapon of people. 'I want peace, I'm sowing seeds'

New Beach House Video - "Master Of None"

Joy Division - Closer

MM classics
It's like an old wine, ten songs, ten stories. "Closer" reminds me a pathetic love story whenever i listen to it. It's the strongest combination of gloomy sound as well as paranoid, flowing to your veins so slowly but not painful way.

It teaches you how to understand life in different ways. With regard to Division's Closer or Curtis' lyrics we can see that something dark comes out of its shell. Ian Curtis tells lots of thing about real face of life. That makes "Closer" closer to humans' life story. It always starts good, and ends in a bad way.

"Closer" is an entire record, it's division of ways, fading of flowers, a true experience of music. Especially arrangements, deep and dark sound waves, all these become the most dramatic music when playing on backround. Curtis' affective voice, gentle bass guitars and stunning drums shot you down! It grasps your hair, pulls you down and down. With the last bullet fired by gun, which is called "Decades", will be last shot. Finally you find yourself smashed into pieces. As for musically and lyrical expression of "Closer", it's one of the most fascinating album on the earth yet. Where have they been? Where have they been?...
mp3: Joy Division - Twenty Four Hours

Sticky notes for catchy Upcoming Releases

Kristin Hersh - Learn To Sing Like A Star
Since Kristin's debut "Hips and Makers", she has known how to keep consistent career step by step, released never crappy solo and new "Learn To Sing Like A Star" shows that Maturity is very important for knowing how to sing flawlessly. Release date: 23 Jan, 2007

Bloc Party - A Weekend In The City
I knew it! As i said before, many people think or they told me "A Weekend In The City" sucks. No way! I think Bloc Party really started to perform in their own style. The new record won't give you the most radio-friendly music at first spin. But I honestly feel that it'll embrace you after several spin. Bloc Party knows what is "hard work"!

Patrick Wolf - The Magic Position
I know it's early to speak about this upcoming (my upcoming favorite) record, at the same time
it's exciting too. I strongly believe that Patrick did it, and will release a truly great
record, it'll be one of his best yet. Listen the song "Augustune" below and let me know what do you think. Release date: Feb 26, 2007

Vietnam - Vietnam
It's sad not to find detailed info about Vietnam, which is a quite rocking heavily Velvet Underground and Lou Reed influenced indie rock group. Their upcoming self-named record takes part on my daily playlist. We'll see what we can write for this new bright band.

Skinny Puppy - Mythmaker
Good to see the dirty noisy industrial puppies continue the long way, i had chance to drown in the new album, which was a quite confident listen for me. It's because of my familiar with industrial music. Sometimes industrial noises turn to only exit in this life.

Try out:
mp3: Kristin Hersh - In Shock
mp3: Vietnam - Apocalypse
mp3: Patrick Wolf - Augustine (Demo)
mp3: Skinny Puppy - haZe (Demo)

Earlies - The Enemy Chorus

Rating: 8.3/10
Modern Music Review
Psychedelic / Pop / Experimental
Bands in genre psychedelic music have always been hardworking and promising. New album of the Canadian indie rock band combines intelligent pop, sometimes psyche-rock, but in every condition it helps you to fuck everything off. Take one banana to your right hand, a glass of milk on the other, then you need a blender. Mix it! Mix it while you're listening to "The Enemy Chorus". Actually indie rock would be straight term, there are different varied sounds, sometimes psychedelic, sometimes quite electronica music.

Also there is an example of country-electronica combo as shiny as a rainbow. Check "The Ground We Walk On" as a clear sample of the blend. Now that's very impressive. Because on the record good songs come one after another but not a similar way, every song includes quite different compositions. As a favorite of mine "Bad Is As Bad Does" hooks you up and proves how noises should use almost perfectly, reminding sound waves from Japan's Quiet Life to classic Pink Floyd work "Dark Side of the Moon" (except the guitar solos). Their music compared to such genre-defining artists as the Polyphonic Spree, the Flaming Lips, and Mercury Rev. Most of the songs poke me to say 'Yeah it's space rock'. Sometimes this space oriented beats reach highest point, and that makes you a little exhausted listener. While some songs are too low tempo (Little Trooper, Broken Chain), the other ones are too noisy. At the end of record some slob songs crowd. Anyway, every song is precious and has enough potential to hit the sky like a space shuttle.

Think of a fan, if you use it correctly, it'll help you to lighten yourself. "The Enemy Chorus" had the same power, if you could see right colors on it. A perfect choice for rainy, cloudy, breezy weathers. Release date: January 23, 2007
MM picks: Burn The Liars, Bad Is As Bad Does, Breaking Point
mp3: Burn the Liars

New alternative rock singles

  1. mp3: Grinderman - Get It On
  2. mp3: The Earlies - No Love In Your Heart
  3. Bonnie "Prince" Billy - Lay And Love
  4. Noisettes - Don't Give Up
  5. Jarvis – Don’t Let Him Waste Your Time
  6. Bloc Party - The Prayer
  7. Arcade Fire - Black Mirror
  8. Modest Mouse - Dashboard
  9. Idlewild - No Emotion
  10. Evanescence – Lithium

It's been a while, i've been searching new good singles since Dec, and no new release, no new singles, but today strong albums and singles knock on the door. You see Noisettes' new single smells chocolate, also new album sounds cool.

I've stuck between the sound waves due to The Earlies' upcoming loony "The Enemy Chorus". The first single "No Love In Your Heart" plays around with dub and spacey psyche-rock all the way up The Earlies collective arse.

Finaly, the most stunning single of the week becomes Grinderman's "Get It On" , Nick Cave's new shotgun. They're grinder men indeed. Find more info about the new single here. Moreover, watch Jarvis' video on youtube.

City, Lights, Apartments, Cars...

Passing city lights one by one, so fast, riding high upon a deep depression, with a empty look upon your face. Not that easy boy or girl, you chose to live in city, built high structures, gigantic machines. It's not right time to complain now. At the same time it's not rude to express your feelings. A cup of tea your hand, thinking 'I'm only happy when it rains', waiting and chasing days to see a little drop of rain.
Garbage - Only happy when it rains

It's a sad sad thing to see hopeless people sometimes. You think that if i could help someone to cheer him/her up. With songs, and music, you can dream whatever you like. The best thing coming alongthe music is -- to catch your life soundtrack. Even if the song is too depressive , believe that it can help you to smile. Because if your life always is perfect, that time it's the most depressive thing you're dealing with it . 'oh no... please don't wave goodbye wave goodbye'
The Tea Party - Lullaby

...And the best thing of living in city is that it makes you as strong as a classic rock song. Anything can break you down now, you're fullfilled with experiences. Life needs to be strong, we must play our lives like soldiers in the field. And one of my life's backround tune appears...
Killing Joke - Love Like Blood

The Cranberries - Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can't We?

MM classics
I haven't came across someone who doesn't like Cranberries' music. Forget about their famous career and suppose that this is first release, they're a brand new band. Ah, how pure musical travel it is, how perfect listening a Elegant female voice Dolores O'Riordan has. And yes it's not posible to release such an album again. Still, as if it's a brand new record. And some truth of life lies in Berries' lyrics -- Oh my life is changing everyday Every possible way -- The life changing melody of Cranberries is here, it's in this album. It's "Sunday", you can feel violin's cry in your body, moreover bass guitars call something from past memories.

As a music lover, i believe that masterpieces are created only for people to adorn the life, the world. Yes it's for us to take what we want to take. Take beauty, take simplicity...

If you, if you could return
don't let it burn

don't let it fade

I'm sure I'm happier
but it's just your attitude
it's tearing me apart
it's ruining everyday

Charming of good stuffs in our lifes, like a sharp memory, and they never forsake you. Every cut make my eyes more bittersweet looking on "Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can't We?". Yeah little circle compact disc, there is always a place for you in our collection. " Virtue is the strong stem of man's nature, and music is the blossoming of virtue."-- Confucius
Some killer tracks:
mp3: Cranberries - Sundays
mp3: Cranberries - Pretty
mp3: Cranberries - Put Me Down
Same doses: The Sundays, The Smiths, Mazzystar, Cocteau Twins, Julee Cruise

Cool artist pages

Lou Reed
One of the best artist web page that i've ever seen.
Arcade Fire
I loved that site, it's as natural as their music. They proves that no need to release too many album to achieve success.
David Bowie
I don't even think a world without Bowie's colours, cool desing, right colors.
Ian Brown
Ween
Do not get me wrong, i didn't like that middle finger, that was the difference what i liked.
Beck
As always, he is comfortable, and cool web page.
I looked more than two hundred web pages (it was too hard) but only liked these.
mp3: Arcade Fire - Laika
mp3: David Bowie - Space Oddity (remastered)
mp3: Ian Brown - One way Ticket to Paradise

And also Jambase.com launches signed Lindsey Buckingham CD & poster giveaway!
Contest Prizes:
One (1) Grand prize winner: Signed poster, signed CD
Two (2) Second Place Winners: Signed poster, regular CD
Three (3) Runners Up: each get a regular CD

Nine Horses - Money For All

Modern Music Review
Rating: 9/10
Working under the group name of 'Nine Horses' 'Snow Borne Sorrow' is a collaboration between David Sylvian, his brother and frequent collaborator Steve Jansen and electronic composer / remixer Burnt Friedman.

Very Well, in the record, in the middle of it, heartbeat-like sound waves, violins, Sylvian's extreme night-like vocals, attractive back female vocals. No!, not this way enough to describe an album like this. It's the most ridiculous thing to seek for the right words. Because you know that you're never well experienced to tell what music feels to the humanity. I'm sure of it, the feelings that i feel is the purest one. David Sylvian who is absolutely an idol, a genius. I had spent my long-night with his "Secrets Of The Beehive", "Rain Tree Crow" and my night lamp "Blemish". It's really imposible not to tell my adoration while i'm writing this.

Most of the songs seem waiting for a touch to appear, and if they find a connection to reach you that will be love at first sight. The Compositions are as perfect as full moon appearance, honestly i'd call this style as virgin sound. Because you never want to share Sylvian's voice, songs with someone else, and you want it as only yours.

lyrics from his Boy With The Gun:
He knows well his wicked ways
A course of bitterness
A grudge held from his childhood days
As if life had loved him less
Reading down his list of names
He ticks them one by one
He points the barrel at the sky
Firing shots off at the sun
i am the law and i am the king
I am the wisdom, listen to me sing

"Money For All" which includes some remix version of songs from previous Nine Horses album "The Banality of evil","Serotonin", and also two new songs ravishing "Money For All", an inviting alternative dance melody "Get the hell out". This shorten version of the songs was polished fairly good. Various instruments change the atmosphere from dark to blue, jazz to rock, bittersweet to melancholy, and you're finally full of satisfaction.

A truly grader Ep, it never lets you to go. Release date: January 22, 2007
MM picks: Money For All, Get The Hell Out, The Banality Of Evil
mp3: Nine Horses - Money For All
mp3: David Sylvian - The Boy with the Gun
mp3 samples

Nothing Can Change This Love

To love flowers one by one, don't point that gun to me again, and shorten the words to mean more puzzling. I really love this, talking about what the music feels. In fact it won't be the same, your feelings change every time or after every new discovery in music. One of the best feeling about this love is that it'll never end, there is always new things to discover. For the first time, i owed to the sentence "Everything changes". Everthing must change!

And very very meaningful sentences come 'Remember that hope never dies, and it always is darkest before sunrise!' .
A Sam Cooke cover goes by in front of my ears.
mp3: Jonathan Richman - Nothing Can Change This Love

...today i had a chance to listen Patrick Wolf's forthcoming "The Magic Position" in Feb 26, before saying a great work, i want to listen more and more. But keep it as a secret there is a song which Marianne Faithfull appears, named "Magpie", the song took my heart at first listen.
mp3: Patrick Wolf - The Libertine

“ Without music life would be a mistake. „-- Friedrich Nietzsche

The Shins

In my opinion "Oh, Inverted World" is one of the definitive indie rock albums of the early 2000s and the Shins as one of the style's definitive bands. But it doesn't mean i'm going to like or must like all Shins releases. Today, i listened that great Inverted again, and yes it was great, never bores you. Gentle guitar melodies and Mercer's innocent vocal was still powerful. Yes while he's singing his well-writen lyrics, he's got lots of thought in his head, funny ones, kind ones, complex ones.
mp3: The Shins - New Slang
mp3: The Shins - Know Your Onion!

I guess I try to figure out what emotional meaning there is to the music that I've put together. And then hopefully there's something I've been thinking about or pondering, or something that happened to give me a subject to just start writing. There are a lot of different subjects I've been dealing with on the record, but one theme is that having convictions, having certitude, just leads to trouble. And if people simply allowed for the possibility that they were wrong-- if everybody did that-- there would probably never be another war. If you just did that one fucking thing. But of course it would require everyone doing that, but it's a funny idea, or an interesting thing to me at least-- that a simple little thing of just questioning yourself would save the world. You don't even need a new philosophy to explain the world. Just realize that you are who you are, that no god is telling you shit, that you're just doing your little mouse-brained attempt at discovery. James Mercer...And read recent The Shins Interview at Pitchfork.
I think you should take a look at the interview, which brings a bunch of intelligent idea about the band. As a mind, "Wincing the Night Away" touchs you again but still it has some kind of lack of melody, and melody is as important as meaning of the songs.

New year, not new at all

It wasn't snowy new year parade, in fact there was a great sunny weather out here. I wanted to shout all of you happy new year even if it's too late. I hope we'll listen too many great bands, great albums in the new year. Now which albums i'm looking forward this month to write about:

Vietnam - Vietnam Jan 23
The Earlies - The Enemy Chorus Jan 23
OF MONTREAL - Hissing Fauna, Are You The Destroyer? Jan 23
Pelican - After the Ceiling Cracked Jan 23
Nine Horses - Money for all January 25
Ghost - In Stormy Nights Jan 27
Skinny Puppy - Mythmaker 30 Jan
Youth Group - Casino Twilight Dogs 30 Jan
Clap Your Hands Say Yeah - Some Loud Thunder 30 Jan

And an airy alternative work from The Breeders' Last Splash, which is one of my favorite pick from 90s. If you interested in 90s alternative rock scene, i suppose that you had "Last Splash".
mp3: The Breeders - New Year
mp3: The Breeders - No Aloha

So it's the first day of the new year. If you asked me, i would say that all those red things were hanky-panky. Because you should create your own luck, mates. If you believe that only underwear bring your luck back, i have some news for you. That's the hugest waste of time.

Yes the songs really bring my luck back but not red underwear. While you're having your expensive drinks, some of us greet the new year as at the picture below. The photo (12, 31, 2006) was taken by a friend of mine, while we were walking around Istanbul to take some meaningful photos. So you think that it's a new year but pictures don't lie as well as songs do. That's all for now.

Bermuda music triangle

Have you ever run across mysterious events in your life? I think some of you have had
inscrutable experiences once or many times. Now, with what kind of songs could be backround tunes to that moments? Maybe this three freak piece from 2006, which are really hard to find. These are quite addictive songs, were tried on myself. They sound like anything, that makes them unclassifiable. Sometimes it can be attractive to discover unusual things, that's why i'm writing this, it's for to discover other interesting sides of music. Well then, did you discover any mysterious or weird song in the year? Share with us or it'll be too late!

Liars - mp3: Let's Not Wrestle Mt. Heart Attack
Clinic - mp3: Animal Human
The Red Krayola - mp3: Greasy Street

Deerhoof - Friend Opportunity

Rating: 8.4/10
Modern Music Review
By turns cuddly and chaotic, San Francisco's Deerhoof mixes noise, sugary melodies, and an experimental spirit into sweetly challenging and utterly distinctive music.

Redecorating the room nicely throughout, it sounds ordinary. Put chair there, i don't like that carpet. Is the picture right there? I need something different. How about Deerhoof's "Friend Opportunity"? This can be the most deserted review and i really don't mind it. I like to write what i feel to write. Because you listen the record and every person obtains different elegance. On the contrary, it's possible that to gain nothing . It can be your worst day, you can be broken or you don't give a shit. You find yourself listening Beach House's self debut. Actually there is a thing that always true about music, you should taste the music without forejudge , because every album has other good side except its bad sides. So Deerhoof's Friend Opportunity is a kind of record which covers its sadness with some sugary, amusing music. With an innocent voice (Satomi Matsuzaki), rhythmic guitars (Rob Fisk) and more quirky noises, including only few down tempo song it's entirely likeable listening. There are bands as if they're brothers, so Deerhoof's brother( or sister?) should be Blonde Redhead.

Outstanding first three song and weird closing tunes make you give another spin pleasantly.
I gave quite enough listen and i'm sure with one thing. "Friend Opportunity" is the record
that can give to everyone something different, something lovely. And close your eyes through the last song, "look away" is a quite successful experimental work.

Surely "Friend Opportunity" is as sweet as honeycomb, i know honeycomb isn't sweet, it's
honey. But still this weird expression is not enough to give an opinion about the album, addictive listen. Release date: January 23, 2007
MM picks:the perfect me, believe e.s.p,look away
mp3: Deerhoof - +81

Time Machine - punkkk!

If this post seems not useful, then you should look closer or Daddy will kick your ass! All right! now i remembered that there was a famous disco song named Daddy Cool by Boney M and did you hear the cover of Placebo. If you heard, you would laugh to Brian Molko's voice with your ass, child.
Placebo - Daddy Cool

00s Bloc Party
They say new album "Weekend in the City" not rocking like "Silent Alarm" but i haven't listened yet. We'll see what we need to see soon. But this always happens if you have a good debut record, they're going to speak ill of second one.
Bloc Party - Helicopter

90s Smashing Pumpkins
They're in studio! Album out soon! so We wait for it, don't we?
Smashing Pumpkins - Zero

80s Mission of Burma
Believe or not i feel quite silly myself whenever i listen to "Vs". But the most weird thing is i like this happy, silly, punky moments. Mission of Burma had the talent and vision to become one of America's great rock bands; if you want to listen some good punk music, listen them.
Mission of Burma - Einstein's Day (extremely great)

70s Patti Smith
"Horses" was a hybrid, the sound of a post-Beat poet, as she put it, "dancing around to the simple rock & roll song. It's not posibble to forget that pretty weird lady, her totally different album cover "Horses", and also a masterpiece!
Patti Smith - Break it up (great classic)

Ice, it was shining. I could feel my heart, it was melting. I tore off my clothes, I danced on my shoes. I ripped my skin open and then I broke through. I cried, “Break it up, oh, now I understand. Break it up, and I want to go.

Destroyer - Destroyer's Rubies

Rating: 9/10
Indie Rock
Before the new year , i wanted to write all good albums. So this is one of that high desired album which was previously relesead on Feb 21, 2006. I've been covered by Canadian Artists, i'm happy with that indeed.

Dan Bejar's seventh Destroyer record is as lyrically dense as ever, but marks a shift to a full-band, guitar-oriented sound after 2004's more eclectic 'Your Blues.' This a little neurotic, on and off joyful, and also lovely music lets to dream yourself as dancing with a bottle of whiskey in the room, and also your favorite song is playing on backround, yes and this favorite should be Destroyer's Rubies. This brilliant music -- borrowing as much from perfect names like David Bowie, Lou Reed. Lou Reed guitar noise, then into sweet Bowie harmonies, is what makes Destroyer's Rubies such a wonder. "Painter in Your Pocket" makes all of rings trembling, inside of you!

What makes "Destroyer's Rubies" a legitimately great album is that Bejar's clever
combination his voice with romantic guitars. Dan Bejar's voice is similar to Tom Verlaine, they are both affecting, touchy voices. Who says no to romantic guitar melody, charming lyrics, something that is both pleasant and painful? I don't say no, already i didn't say no to previous record of Destroyer. They're very brilliant same as "Destroyer's Rubies". After "This Night", "Destroyer's Rubies" is one of the best work that Dan Bejar dropped.

Every song is great, and every instrument works for their good, la la la! It is modest, lucid and tender.
MM picks: European Oils, Looter's Follies, Painter in Your Pocket
mp3: European Oils

The Godfather of Soul Passed Away

Soul legend James Brown, who has died at the age of 73, received praise throughout his 50-year career for his ground-breaking and inspirational styles...read more
And i want to recall him by the influential tunes which always live and always exist in music history. Rest in peace.
mp3: James Brown - Try Me
mp3: James Brown - Please, Please, Please
mp3: James Brown - It's a Man's Man's Man's World

James Brown Bio

Happy Holidays

Sometimes words aren't necessary, you just want to close your eyes and wishing, dreaming, willing...Have you ever think about the holy days in your life? Or you just celebrate them on the right time and after this you go on the same life. Like a little tablecloth, which you use it on right time, and at other times it doesn't mean anything to you. So these are the days to bring back the goodness that you should behave to other people.
mp3: Destroyer - Every Christmas

God rest ye merry, gentlemen, Let nothing you dismay --Remember Christ our Saviour-- Was born on Christmas Day-- To save us all from Satan's power-- When we were gone astray. --O tidings of comfort and joy, Comfort and joy; O tidings of comfort and joy!
mp3: Billy Idol - God Rest Ye, Merry Gentlemen

You know that everything depends to you in the life. You should see the right way even if there is no way.
There's no way out of here, when you come in you're in for good There was no promise made, the part you've played, the chance you took There are no boundaries set, the time and yet you waste it still
mp3: David Gilmour - There's No Way Out Of Here

After all, believe yourself, i wish you a pleasant holiday season! And thank you very much for reading.
mp3: Holly Golightly - Tell me now so I know

Queen of Voice

I know i haven't posted many female artists, but i haven't came across any impressive rock female artist in the year or you should let me know if i miss anything. Yesterday i read good news at Official Elizabeth Frazer that Liz's solo album due spring 2007. I started to play immediately my Cocteau Twins songs, and i got deeper with the god of voice.

Cocteau Twins were founded in Grangemouth, Scotland, in 1979. Taking their name from an obscure song from fellow Scots Simple Minds, the Cocteaus were originally formed by guitarist Robin Guthrie and bassist Will Heggie and later rounded out by Guthrie's girlfriend Elizabeth Fraser, an utterly unique performer whose swooping, operatic vocals relied less on any recognizable language than on the subjective sounds and textures of verbalized emotions.

As a favorite of mine, "Treasure" makes my finger trembling whenever i listen this masterpiece. The name which was chosen perfecly, and also it's right for its meaning, a genuine treasure. How can be a voice like this? Beatrix is the most magical, deep work of the record. The other one is Amelia. This two song explains why you should spend your hours on listening music! Cocteau Twins are a plain example of perfect sound composing. I can't explain the songs, why these are so beautiful? Music expresses that which cannot be said...“Until I don't know where you end and I begin”
mp3: Beatrix
mp3: Amelia

Final Fantasy - He Poos Clouds

Rating: 8.7/10
Modern Music Review
It's one of the most fascinating musical release in the year for sure . Actually i'd write it at the last day of the year, but it's so powerful and everyday it encourages me more to write about "He Poos Clouds".

"He Poos Clouds" (Jun 13, 2006) reminds an alive violin, dancing arty in hidden place of a dark forest. And your role in the forest is listening this little living violin that is telling sophisticated stories to trees. The trees seem to like the stories, and they shows this gladness by shaking their branch, greeting wind. You don't see any figure around you , there is only "He Poos Clouds". Canadian violinist/singer/songwriter Owen Pallett shows his all abilitities on every song extremely, and also there are stories about demons and dragons. Epic lyrics and themes which are huge on this record, show his connections with an influential video game "Final Fantasy". I'd played final series of the game which is actually not a game but a complicated narrative imaginary story. In fact, the game is like an imaginary masterpiece. So it won't be ludicrous to influence by a video game. If you listen the record as a whole, you'll spend your time gleefully. Scott Walker is an music idol, no need to explain his influences in this record. It deserves the praises that are passionate, theatrical like the way it does.

From fresh forests to wild violin tunes, it brings to life your passions wildly, dreadfully. "He Poos Clouds" is a proof that Final Fantasy is skilled in music.
MM picks: Arctic Circle ,This Lamb Sells Condos, Many Lives 49 MP
mp3: Many Lives 49 MP
Official website. Also check the interview on You ain't no picasso where Owen denies the rumor that he has never played the Final Fantasy video games.

Los Lobos - The Town and the City

Rating: 8.9/10
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Roots Rock
The eclectic music, spreading heartland rock, roots music, latin rock, adult music and americana. With "The Town and the City" again, they're willing to play their non-same, improved music, having still same inseparable musicians: David Hidalgo, Conrad Lozano, Louie PĂ©rez, Cesar Rosas and Steve Berlin.

As America's most distinctive and original bands of the '80s, Los Lobos haven't given up to sound like a fresh alternative band by bringing rock back to its roots.

"The Town and the City", which is produced by themselves, brings one of the best Los Lobos
work despite its same tempo at times. It fulfilled me throughout. Because plain guitar lines ,which is supported by mellow blues vocals (The City, Don't ask Why), are quite hooky. Superb bluesy guitars appear in accurate sections every time, and these make "The Town and the City" more adorable and mature than previous Los Lobos records. Check out "No Puedo Mas" for bluesy satisfaction.

Meanwhile, the album is decorated with latin pearls (Chuco's Cumbia, Luna, No Puedo Mas) , bringin' to you warm breezes from latin rock, along a heavy influence of Ritchie Valens, was a pioneer of rock and roll and, as a Mexican-American.

As my notes explained, "The Town and the City" is some kind of plain, extra clever rock album , infected rock & roll, blues, and country. After listening to orgasmic closing song "The Town", you won't be able to reach to the telephone, essential!
MM picks: Hold On, The City, The Town
Mp3: Hold On
Loslobos.org

Music Lists

Ridiculous, Cruel, Illogical
I came across a post at Stereogum about Pitchfork's Top Albums Of The Year, and laughed a lot to those ridiculous criticizing in the comments. The thing, we all have to know about music, it's very personal and you can't threaten someone like ' you have to love this band, you sucker! because it's my favorite, so you have to' it sounds like 'i'm the most selfish person in the world, if i say something, it is true, no other way!'. This is the most annoying thing in the music, can't you see there are lots of style of music, so you listen whatever you like. As for the musical lists, it's nonsense to say that the list isn't right, is it based on logic? If we all have to show a same album as a favorite, then sirs, we are the monkeys, there is no difference. For instance, i didn't like The Liars' "Drum's Not Dead", but Pitchfork liked, so it's normal, they can even like Britney S. or Justin Timberlake (already they love him), but i dislike them. That doesn't mean i'm right or they're wrong. There isn't bad or good in music, there is good representation or bad representationin music! You can't be the best, there is always someone better than you, so musical list isn't like scientific reality. They are done by people, remember this. I want to end up the post with a extra cool song.

Mp3: Joy Division - Sound of Music

...and Pitchfork's Top 10
10. Scott Walker - The Drift
09. Boris - Pink
08. Grizzly Bear - Yellow House
07. Clipse - Hell Hath No Fury
06. Liars - Drum's Not Dead -
05. The Hold Steady - Boys And Girls In America
04. Ghostface Killah - Fishscale
03. Joanna Newsom - Ys
02. TV On The Radio - Return To Cookie Mountain
01. The Knife - Silent Shout

A beautiful day...Christmas Vol 2.

Again i brought you some wonderful, miracle, terrific christmas songs along with the classic Christmas story summary, especially Gorky's Zygotic Mynci's song is some kind of fresh air, it was very nice band.

Christmas Carols
Mr Scrooge is a financier/money-changer who has spent his life concentrating on the accumulation of wealth and little else. He holds anything other than money in contempt including friendship, love and the Christmas season.

At one in the morning the first spirit appears and introduces himself as The Ghost of Christmas Past. This spirit leads Scrooge on a journey into some of the happiest and saddest moments of Scrooge's past, events that would largely shape the current Scrooge. These include the mistreatment of Scrooge by his uncaring father (who did not visit his son at boarding school, not even at Christmas), the loss of a great love sacrificed for his devotion to business, and the death of his sister, the only other person who ever showed love and compassion for him. Unable to stand these painful memories and his growing regret of them, Scrooge covers
the spirit with the large candle snuffer she carries and he is returned to his room with the clock being set back to 12 midnight.

Mp3: Tom Waits - Christmas Card From A Hooker In Minneapolis

At one in the morning (again) the second spirit arrives, the Ghost of Christmas Present, who shows him the meagre Christmas celebrations of the Cratchit family, the sweet nature of their crippled son, Tiny Tim, and a possible early death for the child; this prospect is the immediate
catalyst for his change of heart. They also show the faith of Scrooge's nephew in his uncle's potential for change, a concept that slowly warms Scrooge to the idea that he can reinvent himself. To further drive the point, the Ghost reveals two pitiful children who huddle under his robes which personify the major causes of suffering in the world, "Ignorance" and "Want", with a grim warning that the former is especially harmful. Again at the end of the visitation, Scrooge is returned to his room and the clock is set back to midnight.

Mp3: Gorky's Zygotic Mynci - Christmas Eve

The third spirit arrives just after midnight. The Ghost of Christmas Yet to
Come, a grim spectre much more frightening than the other spirits,
(which takes the form of a figure, completely robed in black, so that no part
is visible except one pointing hand), harrows Scrooge with visions of the Cratchit family bereft of Tiny Tim, of Scrooge's own lonely death and final torment, and the cold, avaricious reactions of the people around him after his passing. Without explicitly being said, Scrooge can avoid his own fate, and that of Tiny Tim— but only if he changes

In the end, Scrooge changes his life and reverts to the generous, kind-hearted soul he was in his youth before the death of his sister.

Mp3: Queen - Thank God It's Christmas

A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens.
Also check out a great film about christmas "Scrooged". 'Bill Murray is back among the ghosts. Only this time, it's three against one.' This film is both emotional and joyful, strongly recommended! It's one of my favorite!

Music is our love...

My musical love reached the top along with Modern Music. This is what i've wanted to do for weeks, i'll touch some of the good blogs now.

When i read other writings about music, many times i feel something missing about the topic, because mosty they talk by rote. Even if the music is great, the writing doesn't breathe. You want to read passionate writings, you want to hear something that flows down to your veins. So that's why we love music blogs which bring something hearty such as Mazzy Star, eh!

Motel De Moka touchs you with creative and extraordinary favorite 12 albums, Destroyer's "Rubies" is number 2 in the list, perceptive music list.
Painter in Your Pocket [mp3]

Sixeyes' favorite record of the year is The Veils' Nux Vomica, a wonderful discovery. Thanks to Alan, this album is really awesome, especially song named "One Night On Earth".

Largehearted Boy includes The Mountain Goats' "Get Lonely" in his list, makes his list standout, because it's hard to find the album any other list but it's truly great album.
Wild Sage [mp3]

Heather's list is wider than other, it's not only indie, a good list, because it consists of a fav. album of mine, "Dog Problems" by The Format.

Underrated's winner is Annuals, and it's a true observation.
Complete or Completing [mp3]

Torr is right about something, Well, Mojave 3 released another great record in the year, but i know it's again underrated. I've all albums of Mojave 3 and they're all some kind of great pleasure.

There are lots of list but if they don't bring something special, you'll find nothing advantage. You can also find some mp3 downloads at the pages above. Don't hesitate to write or comment your favorite list.

The Hidden Cameras - Awoo

Rating: 7.7/10
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Indie Rock
This is the third studio album (Sep 19, 2006) for the Toronto collective headed by Joel Gibb. All 13 of the songs--make a big, joyful racket, full of glockenspiel, strings, pianos, guitars, vocals, and intricate arrangements that belie the simple heartfelt nature of leader Joel Gibb's songs.

I've been listening to it for two months, and it's right time to write about this good album, which needs time to comprehend its arrangement. We've emotional indie poppies, lovely frisky songs, orchestral melodies like Magnetic Fields' , acoustic-based songwriting such as
Belle & Sebastian, clever lyrics such as Michael Stipe's, it's been a assorted record, even it's so entertaining.

You can find yourself howling 'awooo' like a breezy wolf. R.E.M and Bob Mould influenced "Lollipop" and other eclectic songs prove that they follow many different styles, bands (The Smiths, Beach Boys). Beautiful "Fee Fie" is another good example of Hidden Cameras' good-natured symphonic indie pop style. There are other likeable songs such as "Follow These Eyes", "Heji", "Wandering", and also violins was used in the songs perfectly, it sounds as sweet as a mature fig.

"Awoo" gives good taste of music, with memorable vigorous stories.
MM picks: Lollipop, Heji
Mp3: Death Of A Tune
Hidden Cameras' Page

Bloody Sunday Holiday Playlist

Sunday, day of rest...will be this year's last day. The sunday will be a door leads to new hopes like what we used to hope every new year. Needless to say, sometimes you do great activities on sundays but not every sunday. I think listening music is one of the best thing to do on sundays.

Go for a walk: To drawn in middle of complex melodies. Everytime try to play different songs to enjoy the moment or to try to lighten your weights. It's great to passing near to a lovely melody while you're walking in the street or sharing your favorite album of the year to a friend. Discussing about music, 'Jesus & Mary Chain is always better than Echo & the Bunnymen'.
Jesus & Mary Chain - Sidewalking

Jump on to Cookies: This is the most innocent opinion for Sundays, dreaming yourself as a cookie monster at the same time listening to the favorite peaceful rock albums. I know, You prefer this cookie smell instead of anything. It makes you to feel that you're in safe, you're at home and with your dears.
Nouvelle Vague - Don't Go

Watching Old Movies: It's another nice liveliness to uncover some good movies from 70s, 80s, 90s... If you've a good archive, before watching them, you touch them to consider which
one is closer to you.
Adam Green - Watching Old Movies

To tidy your hairs: Thinking about everything, looking at the mirror, and your gloomy song is playing on the backround. You like it, though. If everything is going to be perfect then where is the mean of life? So you can't control love, it's crazy.
Marianne Faithfull - Crazy Love

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