Cinema Strange - The Astonished Eyes Of Evening (2008)

Fluorescent AdolescentThe Astonished Eyes Of Evening” is Cinema Strange's first official studio album, after long waiting!

This is very strange, dark and unusual music. If you don't like gothic music avoid Cinema Strange. Cinema Strange has been the most successful, most talked about, and most 'strange' gothic newcomer act in 1999. The Astonished Eyes Of Evening features obscure vocal performance, horror themes and this is great music for scary nights.

Cinema Strange - 'Ere The Flowers Unfold

The Damned - So, Who's Paranoid

The new album from punk legends The Damned, album isn't high-flying punk record like their debut record (Damned, Damned, Damned 1977), and it doesn't need to be the same. This is the proof how a punk legend still play music very well despite growing old.

"So, Who's Paranoid?" Certainly not The Damned, who have conjured here yet another collection of genre-defying songs which effortlessly sits alongside their classic albums.
It also features the first single "Little Miss Disaster". I was amazed with this record, i was expecting something weak. This is great melodic, beautiful music for sure! Go buy this album instead of stealing it.

Highlights: A Nation Fit For Heroes, Dr. Woofenstein, Perfect Sunday, Little Miss Disaster

The Damned - Little Miss Disaster

Oh No Oh My - Dmitrij Dmitrij (2008)

Byron Bay, AustraliaThe members in Oh No! Oh My! started playing music when they were just fourteen years old, and all of them play at least three different instruments. Wow, it sounds great, i was reading information from their Oh No Oh My myspace page.

They have a new Ep, and it's called Dmitrij Dmitrij. I have listened all of the songs from the new Dmitrij Dmitrij. Imagine a cross between Band of Horses, Of Montreal and Neautral Milk Hotel, and this is good.

Oh No Oh My - The Boy With An Anchor

Andrew Bird - Live In Montreal (2008)

Indie rock’s successful musician, singer and composer Andrew Bird has announced his next studio record is all ready to go. We've mentioned about his new song Oh No before.Noble Beast, the new album is due to hit shops January 27. We will see if this is another great Andrew Bird record like previous Armchair Apocrypha. I have no doubt that this record becomes awesome.

Before Noble Beast, i wanted to mention about a new live album available right this instant through his webstore. It's called "Live in Montreal", and it was recorded at the city's La Tulipe in September of last year with Martin Dosh and Jeremy Ylvisaker backing up Bird.

Andrew Bird - Why [Live In Montreal]

Cranes - Cranes (2008)

It's the first Cranes album for four years, i'm very happy to write for this band. One of the most stunning British bands of early '90s, Cranes were amazing with vocals Alison Shaw. Compared with unique dream pop bands like Cocteau Twins and My Bloody Valentine, new self-titled Cranes album shines all over with eleven amazing track. Songs such Invisible, Feathers and Wonderful Things provide haunting moments, you want to listen this album over and over again. There is none other like Cranes, there is nothing similar to them, and this record is one of a kind! Buy Cranes or please see this band live. 10/10

You can listen songs from the new album on http://www.myspace.com/cranes

Cranes - Feathers

Harold Budd & Clive Wright - A Song for Lost Blossoms (2008)

From time to time, i write about cool experimental stuff on this blog. Now, this is experimental music! Best ambient composer Harold Budd teams up with Clive Wright and the result is A Song for Lost Blossoms. Since Brian Eno is everybody's favorite electronic music composer, musicians such as Klaus Schulze, Robin Guthrie (of Cocteau Twins), Mark Hollis and Harold Budd are my all time favorite. This record is a modern classic, and he's sure a genius! 9/10

Harold Budd & Clive Wright - Forever Hold My Breath

Tegan And Sara - I'll Take The Blame (2008 EP)

Born in Calgary, Tegan and Sara began their musical path in 1995 and at the age of 26 have released 5 albums. I'll Take the Blame is the second major EP released by Indie group Tegan and Sara. It is available as a digital download only, from iTunes in certain countries.
My post looks like a copy-paste work, but i've recently discovered them and love their music so much.

Tracklist:
01 - Back In Your Head (Studio Version) 03:01
02 - Back In Your Head (Tiesto Remix Edit) 04:57
03 - One Second 02:38
04 - I Take All The Blame 02:47

Plushgun- "Just Impolite" 2008


Sooner or later I’ll finish listening through the new Ben Folds CD, and I’ll get a review of the album up. Until then, enjoy this twinkly, juicy little song I stumbled across the other day. It’s off Plushgun’s aptly named Aug. 2008 EP ‘Plushgun’, and it leaves me wishing they had a real album out to chew on, and, omgguesswhat, they do in fact have an album coming out on November 4th. Pretty nifty. This song is like little spun-sugar spiders, or an early winter snowfall, or an aurora borealis dancing over the stars. Chilly and beautiful, soaring and sweet.

Plushgun- Just Impolite.mp3

Top 5 Song This Week

1. Of Montreal - Id Engager
video

2. Keane - The Lovers Are Losing

3. Ryan Adams & The Cardinals - Fix It

4. Annuals - Hot Night Hounds

5. The Decemberists - Valerie Plame


Flashback

Song
Feist - Leisure Suite
Combining jazz, alternative and rock music, coming from the album Let It Die (2004), Leisure Suite is one of my favorite Feist songs.

Album
Muse - Origin of Symmetry
Between some good great modern rock band, Muse have the most exciting songs, that's for sure. In every Muse album, you find some addictive songs. Origin of Symmetry has flawless "Bliss", "Plug in Baby", extremly very dark Muse song "Dark Shines".

"Peach, Plum, Pear"- Joanna Newsom

This song, like many of Joanna Newsom’s songs, is an acquired taste. But I think it’s worth the handful of listens it takes to get past her odd, freak folk façade and appreciate the beauty of the song she’s written. To begin with I could only imagine how wonderful the song would be if it was sung ‘right’ by someone else (I even hunted down a cover of the song by Final Fantasy). But then, imperceptibly over the fifth or so listen, her odd and twisty way of singing took over and I didn’t need to imagine that glamorized version anymore, because somewhere along the way her unique, squeaky caterwaul had turned into its own kind of beauty to my ears.

“Peach, Plum, Pear” is still a lot more accessible than some of her other songs. I’m thinking especially of “Emily”, a twelve minute long song/story that is more spoken than sung and has only a slight amount of accompaniment. That’s still a little more Joanna Newsom than I‘m ready for.

Another song by her that I *would* recommend, also from her 2004 album “The Milk-Eyed Mender”, is “Clam, Crab, Cockle, Cowrie” (she seems to have an affinity for lists). It’s a more traditional folk song, and so it sounds like it was sung by a completely different person. I guess it’s proof she can sing ‘well’ aka traditionally.


Joanna Newsom- Peach, Plum, Pear

Ani DiFranco - Red Letter Year (2008)

From Ani DiFranco's mouth:
"When I listen to my new record, I hear a very relaxed me, which I think has been absent in a lot of my recorded canon," Ani explains. "Now I feel like I'm in a really good place. My partner Mike Napolitano co-produced this record - my guitar and voice have never sounded better, and that's because of him. I've got this great band and crew. And my baby, she teaches me how to just be in my skin, to do less and be more."

I loved Red Letter Year, it's been a great record. You know i'm addicted to melancholia. Red Letter Year, Alla This, Present/Infant, Smiling Underneath and The Atom are amazing tracks despite their old fashioned mode. This is her best record!

Ani DiFranco - Alla This

Ryan Adams and The Cardinals - Cardinology

Ryan Adams teams up with The Cardinals and makes his best work, Cardinology. The record is full of hooks, heartland-rock roots, some Grateful Dead, country influence of Gram Parsons, and some U2. I think Ryan's friends said him to go to rehab, he said yes unlike Amy Winehouse. And it does works on Cardinology. Great work. First single is promising, amazing and LOVED it.

Ryan Adams & The Cardinals - Fix It

Other Things You Might Like If You Like Cardinals Are:
clouds, laughing, kissing, pictures, tears, books friends, silence, noise, light, shadow, soup, snow,the 80's, the 90's,books about science,outer space, the unexpected, change, the moment, smiling, freaking out, kindness, mindfulness, and getting lost more...

The Organ - Thieves Ep

Less than two years after their breakup, the band releases maybe the last and sad six songs more. Grab That Gun (2004) is so hard to forget, it's safe and sound. Thieves EP is nice, The Organ regrouped and headed back to the studio to record these songs for the EP Thieves.

Tracklist:
Even In The Night
Oh What A Feeling
Let The Bells Ring
Fire In The Ocean
Can You Tell Me One Thing
Don't Be Angry

Heather Nova - The Jasmine Flower (2008)

The beautiful voice of indie rock, Heather Nova releases The Jasmine Flower on October 2008. Twelve acustic songs touch to your heart and almost make you cry. On the song Out On A Limb, everything diseappears and only sweet voice of her echoes around you. Near closing, atmosphere becomes sweeter and sweeter, Say Something proves how beautiful she's singing along with her band. Always Christmas warmes inside of you, like a song written for you. Some songs are very satisfying here, expecting totally spotless songs is nonsense these days.

The Jasmine Flower is something very sad and good.
Heather Nova - Maybe Tomorrow

Antony & the Johnsons - Another World

The more moody music it is, the more i like it. Another World is included with smooth voice of Antony and magical music of the Johnsons. Every critic gives high marks to record if the record tells and matches something about their lives. Musically, Another world ain't much different than I Am A Bird Now (2005). However this is again glorious and heavy-hearted. Shake That Devil tries something both cabaret and avant-garde, brooding like the song Hope There's Someone. Sing For Me, Another World are all highlights here. Another World Ep is a romantic treasure! 8.5/10

Antony & the Johnsons - Another World

Coming Hits
Marie Digby - Say It Again Lyrics
50 Cent - Get Up Lyrics
Matt Nathanson - Come on Get Higher Lyrics
Akon - I'm So Paid Lyrics
Jordin Sparks - No Air Lyrics
Nickelback - Gotta Be Somebody Lyrics
Seether - Rise Above This Lyrics
Lil' Wayne - Shareefa Lyrics
Hoobastank - My Turn Lyrics
Jonas Brothers - Thats Just The Way We Roll Lyrics

Everything But The Girl - The 90s Collection (2008)

Electronic, jazz, rock and pop combo from Everything But The Girl. First three song Walking Wounded, Single and Wrong make you think that you haven't listened to them for a long time. You feel yourself that this is your music! You need Tracey Thorn's voice, now this 2008 Collection brings the 90s' Everything But The Girl back. Essential!

Everything But The Girl - Single

Keane - Perfect Symmetry (2008)

The mention on Spiralling was truly right on the spot, it was the first single from this album. Perfect Symmetry is the third album by successful English pop/rock band Keane. Some calls them as piano band, i'm sorry but this doesn't make sense! This is not Chopin, it's a great rock band not piano band. 'The band have completely transformed their look and their new album is said to be also very unexpected' already been said, do not believe something like this, Keane follows the same way on this album. The band have only transformed their sad sound to a little bit happy sound in some of the songs. They sure change their sound a bit on every new Keane record, every single band does in this way.

3th track Better Than This truly madly deeply takes the roots from David Bowie's hit single Ashes to Ashes, and i loved the song! This sounds better than Under the Iron Sea. 7/10

Highlights: Spiralling, Better Than This, You Don't See Me, Pretend That You're Alone

Keane - Lovers Are Losing

you may also like:
Coldplay, Arid, Travis, Glasvegas

Lou Reed - Berlin Live At St. Anns Warehouse (2008)

One of the most influential and very necessary rock icon in music history, Lou Reed plays Berlin fully at St. Anns Warehouse in over 30 years. Lou Reed remade the masterpiece, his third studio album for Julian Schnabel's concert film "Lou Reed's Berlin". The concert film was directed by Julian Schnabel, live at St. Ann's Warehouse in Brooklyn, NY during five nights in December 2006. I do not listen live albums much. However, this is Lou Reed and he makes me listen to his amazing guitar solos. Plus, there is a sweet Antony duet on the song "Candy Says", a very sweet one. Antony is everywhere, they had worked before on I Am A Bird Now (2005), the song was Fistful Of Love.

Lou Reed - Candy Says (with Antony)

Annuals - Such Fun (2008)

North Carolina-based Annuals' second Lp is out now. Debut Be He Me was amazing indie rock album. It's such fun listening them again, with producer Jacquire King (Modest Mouse, Tom Waits). Such Fun walks between post-rock and pop-rock, and it's for sure they're fantastic band. You can also watch video of Confessor from Such fun. Hot Night Hounds sounds reasonably gigantic!

Annuals - Hot Night Hounds

Tracklist:
01. Confessor
02. Hot Night Hounds
03. Springtime
04. Down The Mountain
05. Always Do
06. Talking
07. Hardwood Floor
08. Hair Don't Grow
09. The Tape
10. Blue Ridge
11. Wake

TV-2- For Dig Ku' Jeg Gøre Alting (2007)

Sometimes I go the iTunes pages for other countries, just to taunt myself with music I can't actually buy. Some of these bands and songs I've eagerly hoped will show up on the US version, but my hopes are usually dashed. Why can't great music that's not in English or Spanish (or isn't the most blasé of J-Pop) manage to cross the oceans? A long while back I stumbled on the new album from legendary (in Denmark) Danish band TV-2, and I knew when I saw the titles of the songs (Mere Sympati På Gaderne, Håbløst Forelsket I Dig etc.) that it would never see the light of day over here. Which is a hideous shame. The album, For Dig Ku' Jeg Gøre Alting, is amazing. It's fantastic, really. Like a Danish Coldplay, in a way. It's sparkly, it's soaring, and I'm sure the words are passionate and meaningful. They're certainly sung like they are. I'm still working on finding all the translations for the lyrics, but then again, who really needs them? It's perfectly good listening anyway.

I'll never understand why some people have such an aversion to listening to music they can't actually understand... for me, it's all part of the fun. I seek it out, and I'm always disappointed by how hard it is to find. This album deserves a great big 9/10 (though that may be boosted a bit by my love for music that's not in English). I look forward to finding out more about the band whose discography is apparently into the double digits.

There's the title track, one of my favorites:

TV-2 - For Dig Ku' Jeg Gøre Alting

Other favorites include S.O.M.M.E.R. and Håbløst Forelsket I Dig.

The Decemberists - Always The Bridesmaid: A Singles Series

In last three months, some great indie rock bands have announced great albums from Of Montreal to Noah and the Whale, Rilo Kiley's Jenny Lewis, Andrew Bird, Shearwater, Okkervil River and now The Decemberists. Tv on the Radio has also launched a record which sure reaches the best albums of 2008 status. Some describes The Decemberists as folk version of Death Cab for Cutie, this is not right, though. They are actually very different except their vocalists. The Decemberists tell sweet stories, funny moments lyrically. Opener Valerie Plame gives feelings of both being happy and sad, including gay choruses like La da da de da and la de da da.

The Decemberists - Valerie Plame

Top 10 Pop Alternative Music

1. Jenny Lewis - Carpetbaggers (with Elvis Costello)
The song from Acid Tongue, steam Carpetbaggers at www.myspace.com/jennylewismusic

2. Andrew Bird - Oh No
Andrew Bird sings his new song "Oh No" live, and it's like a dream!

3. The Last Shadow Puppets - My Mistakes Were Made You

4. The Rasmus - Livin' In A World Without You

5. The Aliens - Magic Man

6. James Morrison - You Make It Real

7. Razorlight - Wire To Wire

8. Britney Spears - Womanizer

9. Snow Patrol - Take Back The City

10. Vivian Girls - Tell The World

Flashback

Single
The Cranberries - Zombie (live)

Album
Neutral Milk Hotel - In the Aeroplane Over the Sea

The Aliens - Luna

The Aliens includes three former member of Scottish The Beta Band, they're not something new. They have also a debut, Astronomy for Dogs (2007). Some songs are very melodic here, first single "Magic Man", "Billy Jack", opener "Bobby's Song" and closer "Blue Mantle", they are amazing despite arid additional songs.

The Aliens - Magic Man

Britney Spears - Womanizer

Woman-Womanizer, You're a womanizer, Oh Womanizer, Oh You're a Womanizer Baby. Choruses from super pop star Britney Spears' new single. No need to mention about her scandals. All i can say is that i like music and her new disco hit Womanizer sounds good. I particularly like Instrumental version of the song.

Britney Spears - Womanizer (Instrumental) oops they did it again.

Indie Rock Women

On Playlist section, I share some great female singers that i often play at my house. As you know it's very hard to discover something worth listening between thousands of music. Thanks to Howling Bells, Joan as Police Woman, Bat for Lashes and especially Leslie Feist for providing such great moody music.

Joan as Police Woman - Holiday (To Survive 2008)

Howling Bells - A Ballad For The Bleeding (Self titled 2006)

Bat For Lashes - A Forest ( The Cure Cover)

Kings of Convenience - Know How ( Feist) Riot on an Empty Street (2004)

Else:
Scarlett Johansson - Boys Don't Cry (The Cure Cover)

Frightened Rabbits- Heads Roll Off

I thought I'd share a song which has really inspired my love of music, and which seems to fill me up with joy every time I hear it, the kind of joy you'd get from looking off a mountain towards the distant horizon. The warbling vocals took me completely by surprise the first time I heard it, and the same goes for another of my beloved songs from Frightened Rabbits, 'The Modern Leper'. I didn't think I liked it after the first listen. But I gave it a second chance, and over time the song gradually took hold of me. I heard the depth of the lyrics, the passion of the singing, and the beauty in the simple beats and guitar strums.

I don't think I could ever get tired of this song. The Scottish accent of singer Scott Hutchison is bewitching, and so is his message of mortality, futility, and hope.


Frightened Rabbit- Head Rolls Off.mp3


The song comes from the album 'The Midnight Organ Fight', released in April 2008

The Last Shadow Puppets - Standing Next To Me

The Last Shadow Puppets are Alex Turner (Arctic Monkeys) and Miles Kane (The Rascals). This is a previously released Cd single. I loved the song titled as "Hang The Cyst", and it's only included in the cd single. You should also check out full record, The Age of the Understatement.
8/10
SINGLE. (07/07/08)

mp3: Hang the Cyst

Tracklist:
1. Standing Next to Me
2. Hang the Cyst
3. Gas Dance

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