Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Hmmmm.... shiny

I bought a new laptop... it's supposed to inspire me to write some fantastically witty posts (well its supposed to make writing easier if I don't have to hold in the charger to make the fucking thing work).

But in the week I've had it...*nothing*

Sigh.

But I did make an interesting choice not to transfer across my iTunes account to my shiny new laptop. Well I started to, but only 300 songs got transfered before I got sick of the old heap of shit turning off on me.

So that's left a little hole in my collection of close to 4000 songs.

Fuck.

So of the remaining people that actually might read this post... I need so suggestions to repopulate me decimated iTunes library.

So far I've gone a bit spastic with classic Smashing Pumpkins, found some great acoustic Lady Gaga and Boys Like Girls, reacquainted myself with some screaming System of a Down, and remembered how much I loved Machine Gun Fellatio at Uni.

You get the idea... I have a far reaching taste in music. So throw me some ideas of some great new, old or down right embarrassing music that I must get my hands on.

Extra points if you manage to avoid mentioning Mariah Carey/Whiteny Houston/Celine Dion (yes I looking at you Mr Skyhooker).

12 comments:

unique_stephen said...

to dip your feet in an eclectic new musical experience torrent down pitchfork's best 100 tunes 2008:

unique_stephen said...

100 Girls - "Hellhole Ratrace"
99 Final Fantasy - "The Butcher"
98 The Magnetic Fields - "The Nun's Litany"
97 Buraka Som Sistema (Feat. M.I.A. and DJ Znobia) - "Sound of Kuduro"
96 Empire of the Sun - "Walking on a Dream"
95 Friendly Fires (Feat. Au Revoir Simone) - "Paris (Aeroplane Remix)"
94 WHY? - "Fatalist Palmistry"
93 Atlas Sound - "River Card"
92 Born Ruffians - "I Need a Life (Four Tet Remix)"
91 Jamie Lidell - "All I Wanna Do"
90 Sic Alps - "Message From the Law"
89 Ponytail - "Celebrate the Body Electric (It Came From an Angel)"
88 Low Motion Disco - "Things Are Gonna Get Easier"
87 The Veronicas - "Untouched"
86 Los Campesinos! - "Sweet Dreams, Sweet Cheeks"
85 Osborne - "16th Stage"
84 Beach House - "Gila"
83 Titus Andronicus - "Upon Viewing Brueghel's 'Landscape With the Fall of Icarus'"
82 Solange - "Sandcastle Disco"
81 Love Is All - "Wishing Well"
80 The Bug (Feat. Warrior Queen) - "Poison Dart"
79 Ida Maria - "Oh My God"
78 Frightened Rabbit - "The Modern Leper"
77 Telepathe - "I Can't Stand It"
76 Justice - "DVNO (Radio Edit)"
75 Little Boots - "Stuck on Repeat"
74 Wale - "The Kramer"
73 Goldfrapp - "A&E"
72 Fleet Foxes - "Blue Ridge Mountains"
71 Sigur Rós - "Gobbledigook"
70 Rihanna - "Don't Stop the Music"
69 Portishead - "The Rip"
68 Four Tet - "Ribbons"
67 Young Jeezy (Feat. Kanye West) - "Put On"
66 Lykke Li - "Dance, Dance, Dance"
65 Max Tundra - "Which Song"
64 The Whitest Boy Alive - "Golden Cage (Fred Falke Remix)"
63 The Very Best - "Kamphopo"
62 The Tough Alliance - "Lucky"
61 Q-Tip - "Gettin' Up"
60 Crystal Castles - "Courtship Dating"
59 The Dodos - "Fools"
58 Annie - "I Know UR Girlfriend Hates Me"
57 High Places - "From Stardust to Sentience"
56 Vampire Weekend - "Oxford Comma"
55 Usher (Feat. Young Jeezy) - "Love in This Club"
54 Lykke Li - "Little Bit"
53 Be Your Own Pet - "Becky"
52 Ricardo Villalobos - "Enfants (Chants)"
51 TV on the Radio - "Golden Age"
50 Invisible Conga People - "Cable Dazed"

unique_stephen said...

49 Jay Reatard - "Always Wanting More"
48 Spiritualized - "Soul on Fire"
47 Alphabeat - "Fascination"
46 M83 - "Graveyard Girl"
45 Antony and the Johnsons - "Shake That Devil"
44 Hot Chip - "One Pure Thought"
43 Kelley Polar - "Entropy Reigns (In the Celestial City)"
42 Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds - "Dig!!! Lazarus, Dig!!!"
41 No Age - "Sleeper Hold"
40 T.I. [ft. Rihanna] - "Live Your Life"
39 Kanye West - "Love Lockdown"
38 TV on the Radio - "DLZ"
37 Big Boi [ft. Raekwon and André 3000] - "Royal Flush"
36 Arthur Russell - "I Couldn't Say It to Your Face"
35 Shearwater - "The Snow Leopard"
34 Fuck Buttons - "Sweet Love for Planet Earth"
33 Animal Collective - "Street Flash"
32 Crystal Castles - "Untrust Us"
31 Aeroplane [ft. Kathy Diamond] - "Whispers"
30 MGMT - "Time to Pretend"
29 Vampire Weekend - "M79"
28 No Age - "Eraser"
27 T.I. - "No Matter What"
26 The Walkmen - "In the New Year"
25 The Hold Steady - "Constructive Summer"
24 Gang Gang Dance - "House Jam"
23 Beyoncé - "Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)"
22 Santogold - "Lights Out"
21 Hercules and Love Affair - "Hercules' Theme"
20 The Juan MacLean - "Happy House"
19 Vivian Girls - "Where Do You Run To"
18 Women - "Black Rice"
17 Wiley - "Wearing My Rolex"
16 The Mae Shi - "Run to Your Grave"
15 Amadou and Mariam - "Sabali"
14 Lil Wayne - "A Milli"
13 Kanye West - "Flashing Lights"
12 Cut Copy - "Out There on the Ice"
11 David Byrne and Brian Eno - "Strange Overtones"
10 Estelle [ft. Kanye West] - "American Boy"
09 Portishead - "Machine Gun"
08 Air France - "Collapsing at Your Doorstep"
07 Cut Copy - "Hearts on Fire"
06 Deerhunter - "Nothing Ever Happened"
05 M83 - "Kim & Jessie"
04 Santogold - "L.E.S. Artistes"
03 Hot Chip - "Ready for the Floor"
02 Fleet Foxes - "White Winter Hymnal"
01 Hercules and Love Affair - "Blind"

unique_stephen said...

I'm especially liking Fleet Foxes and Sigur Rós from this list and still enjoy Blitzen Trapper (Furr and Black River Killer) and The Tallest Man on Earth from previous such discoveries.

Also check out "Iron and Wine", Death Cab For Cutie, Frou Frou

av phun

Clairebear said...

Scissor Sisters are always a hot choice.
Gin is a good new choice.
La Reoux are one of my new faves.

The Mutant said...

I'm with Clairebear, but also: Jamiroquai, Air, Daft Punk, Anything that's ever featured on a Ministry of Sound release, Lily Allen, Royksopp, Sheryl Crow and when it comes to gay classics, well I don't need to mention any you'll work those out for yourself but if you don't end up with entire discographies for Madge, Kylie, Dannii, Beyonce, Christina et al then your gay-card may be revoked.

AndrewC said...

Art vs Science "flippers"
Pez
Drapht
Hilltop Hoods
Children Collide
Hungary kids of Hungry

If I actually didn't kill all my brain cells with alcohol I could probably remember some more!

Oh yeah... the Whitlams are always good!

Come to Sunset Sounds in january with me... it'll be ace!

Tom Gaylord said...

lol I have nothing to contribute here

Dyl said...

Not sure about your stance on synthpop but:

Northern Kind
http://www.myspace.com/northernkinduk

Parralox
http://www.myspace.com/parralox

notsomadboy said...

I was gonna do a rant about how u needed to have Madonna/kylie etc but it has been done...

If you need some random stuff I have Mika, Natalie Imbruglia, the Gossip, David Guretta all within quick and easy transfer distance

Ben said...

Nice suggetions everyone...

Once I get my new laptop back from its upgrading (gotta love working with tech boys that will do things for free)... I shall go crazy downloading a load of these songs.

notsomadboy said...

Also, seeing as things are hyper emotional with you atm, Here are albums for every mood.

Angry: Crystal Castles - screaming at exploding computer games in the 80s whilst high

Generally Happy - Madonna 'Celebration' 38 tracks spanning 25 years. Each a joy. Anything by Kylie

Clubby - David Guetta, Lady Gaga - Hard to not dance to these. Veronicas 'hook me up' deserves an honorable mention

Sad - Natalie Imbruglia 'Counting down the days' very overlooked and awesome. Also 'Folklore' by nelly furtado, again overlooked but awesome

Soul Searchy - Darren hayes 'this delicate thing we've made' epic 2 cds that will leave you feeling like the dali lama

Suicidal - Darren Hayes 'The tension and the spark' Yes, he's on this list twice. The reason why this album didn't sell was because everyone killed themselves after listening to it, and word of mouth couldn't spread. Seriously - listen to 'unlovable' and when you peel yourself off the floor, gimme a call and we can cry together.

Sexy - Madonna 'erotica', seriously sexy. and to a club beat. Ministry of Sounds anthems 3 cd - this has been on permanent rotation at the beat for almost 3 years now. I can't listen to it without getting hard.

I have all of these on cd so let me know if you want to borrow