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Llamas
12-02-2006, 04:31 PM
One of my favorite things in the world is making and getting mix tapes. Well, mix tapes are a step above mix cds or playlists because they take effort. You have to sit down and hand select what you put on there. You only have so much time to allot, so you have to decide exactly what goes on there before you start recording. And then you have to listen to each song you put on there as it records. It's a super personal thing, I think, and I love it and wish people still did this more often.

It is in light of my love for mix tapes that I decided to make a thread in dedication. While it's not nearly the same as a mix tape, I love getting a small collection of what people consider some of their top favorite songs in the world. It's a great way to hear new music, hear songs you've never heard by bands you know, and get to know people a little better. So here's the idea.

Pick 18 songs. 18. No more, no less. They can be your favorite songs in the world, your favorite songs of the moment, songs that create a mood that means a lot to you, etc. Create one zip file with all 18 songs in it. Upload that zip file to a server like savefile or yousendit. Link the file here. And, if you're so inclined, mention in your post why you chose those songs.

I don't know if this thread will be a success, but I really hope so.

I haven't created my zipfile yet, but I will edit my post once it's done.

Happy sharing!

Apathy
12-02-2006, 04:41 PM
I like the idea of this thread, but here's a suggestion.

An actual Cd swap. I go to a couple forums with them. One person (who can be trusted obviously) is sent the addresses of everyone participating, and pairs people up with each other. Each person creates a Cd of some of their favorite songs, and sends it to the person they are paired with. It always works out great, as long as people take the time to do them.
It's also fun creating artwork and stuff to use as a cover.

Great way to discover new bands and stuff like that.

Llamas
12-02-2006, 04:49 PM
What? One person has all the addresses... and then what? they tell people other people's addresses so they can send them? I don't really get it.

Besides, that's way more effort than I think a lot of people have time for. Though it's a fun idea, then we might as well make mix tapes instead of cds.

ninthlayer
12-02-2006, 05:04 PM
Tapes are novel, but I hardly ever find time to listen to music unless it's in mp3 format.

Apathy
12-02-2006, 05:05 PM
Yes you got the right idea.

It's not actually much effort. Just burn a cd and send in the mail when you're done. Might cost you a dollar or two in postage if you send it to someone in another country, but whoever is matching people up can try to make sure that won't happen.

I just figure if you use Zip Files then no one will take the time to listen to them or anything anyway, receiving a cd in the mail is great fun too.

You can do this however you want though. It was just a suggestion.

Llamas
12-02-2006, 05:10 PM
ninth makes another good point... cds and tapes I'll listen to, but I'm more likely to take the time to listen a lot if it's mp3. Plus, if people are matched up, it's only one person with one person. This way, each person can hear a lot of new music, not just one cd.

wheelchairman
12-02-2006, 05:12 PM
Shipping is a needless asshole where I am, for out of Europe it would cost me nearly 4 dollars to send. While that's not a lot, I'd still rather do the zip file thing. I'll put something up soon.

T-6005
12-02-2006, 05:19 PM
Hmmm, I think I'll get right on this. It sounds like fun.

Apathy
12-02-2006, 07:40 PM
I hate downloading things, and I know to do absolutely nothing on computers, much less create a zipfile. I also tend to not want to listen to music unless I have an actual cd it's off of.
But then I guess it's just me.

Have at it.

Llamas
12-02-2006, 09:13 PM
Alright, well no matter what format I came up with for this, there were going to be people who didn't want to/didn't know how to/couldn't. It's sad, but it's true.

If you'd like to still participate, I'd be more than happy to guide you through the steps of making a zip file and such. It's super easy. Just PM me if you wanna learn. :)

Forza
12-03-2006, 03:29 AM
Hah, my album would be nearly 300 mb. That takes like 4 hours to upload :S My version of Shine On You Crazy Diamond is already 58 mb.

My album is a bit of everything, but mostly classic rock. Kinda random playlist, but I put some thought in it :)

1: Pink Floyd - Shine On You Crazy Diamond (part I - IX) - 25:34
2: Funkadelic - Maggot Brain - 10:18
3: Deep Purple - Child In Time - 10:16
4: Lacrimosa - Deine Nšhe - 11:03
5: Ayreon - The Banishment - 11:08
6: Dragonheart - Battlefield Requiem - 4:54
7: Iron Maiden - Brighter Than A Thousand Suns - 8:46
8: DragonForce - Evening Star - 6:39
9: Lacrimosa - Kelch Der Liebe - 6:05
10: Coldplay - Fix You - 4:55
11: Nine Inch Nails - Every Day Is Exactly The Same - 4:55
12: Radiohead - Paranoid Android - 6:23
13: Bruce Dickinson - Navigate The Seas Of The Sun - 5:51
14: Pink Floyd - Comfortably Numb - 6:24
15: The Doors - Light My Fire - 7:07
16: Led Zeppelin - Stairway To Heaven - 8:01
17: Iron Maiden - Dance Of Death - 8:36
18: Ayreon - The First Man On Earth + outro : 10:54

wheelchairman
12-03-2006, 06:40 AM
Alright as we speak I am uploading my Mix CD. 18 songs, 58 megabytes. Here is a list of my songs and why I chose them. I look forward to hearing what you guys chose.

Artist - Song -
Reasoning

1. Aesop Rock - "9 to 5'ers" Anthem
I would've chosen Daylight, but everyone has heard that song, and I don't know, I guess this song just reminds me of my job a bit. And I love the line:
It's the year of the silk worm, everything I built burned yesterday

2. Belle and Sebastian - Dirty Dream Number 2
I don't know. Something about this song reminds me of the particularly fun moments of my life. Even though it's not a particularly cheerful song. Who knows.

3. Billy Idol - Pumping on Steel
This song is from the early 90's I think. A little after his popularity started waning. I don't get it, this is a classic of macho-masculine rock. And it just sounds good. There is a wailing guitar that doesn't sound like a fag.

4. Billy Bragg and Wilco - Way Over Yonder in the Minor K
This song was written by Woodie Guthrie, about where he grew up. And you can just hear it. I guess it's a really good interpretation by Billy Bragg. Sounds more Guthrie than Guthrie.

5. Frances Cabrel - Question D'equilibre
I pretty much learned French from this song. I love it. He's a bit Dylanesque, but in French. And in some ways better. Although his voice isn't as bad (which would be good.) Nice line:
je ne vois que toi dans les grandes glaces entres les bouteilles de southern comfort (I couldn't see you in the great icicles between the bottles of southern comfort" Or something along those lines. I gave up French. :(

6. Billy Corgan - TheCameraEye
Well I just love Billy Corgan, and he can do no wrong in my eyes. This is my favorite song off his solo album.

7. Leonard Cohen - Dress Rehearsal Rag
I love this song. Particularly because of the way it's written. The lyrics I mean. They really are good. It also of course, sounds good.

8. The Dropkick Murphys - The Auld Triangle
This is a rather old Irish folk song. They sort of punkified it, and to be honest the original versions sound better. It's mean to be slow. But this isn't a bad version. Obviously, the Auld Triangle was a prison.

9. Mew - Apocalypso
They are a Danish band. And this is from their second album, which in many ways was a masterpiece. You have to hear it in full because all the songs flow into each other, but this is my favorite song.

10. The Pogues - My Baby's Gone
I love the lyrics of this song, it's all about forcing your way to the end uncompromisingly.
<i>You gotta weep, you gotta wail, you gotta drag yourself on your hands and knees another mile along the trail, you gotta laugh at the face of the devil as he's clinging onto your shirt tails</i>

11. Sage Francis - Crumble
He is the only rap artist on Epitaph. And I really love his work. There is an emotional depth to it that makes him probably the best artist on epitaph.

12. Mathilde Santhing - Too Much
This is apparently a Dutch artist. I got this song from a Slovenian friend of mine. It's pretty good, interesting at least.

13. Zwan - El Sol
What can I say, I like Billy Corgan. And this song is just so..happy.

14. The Cherry Poppin' Daddies - Here Comes the Snake
Had to include a Eugene band. Swing music is great, and this is by far my favorite song by them. I don't know, I guess it's really well put together.

15. Danko Jones - Fucked Up
This song is just fucked up. I love it. It has that humor that I love so much from Danko Jones.

16. Danko Jones - Sticky Situation
A more typical Danko song. From his most recent album. I love it.

17. Blade Techno Opener
Since you are going to Europe, you're going to have to learn to like Club music. Everyone knows that whenever Blade enters a discotheque they play an awesome song.

18. DJ Roog - Calabria
Calabria is a rather famous techno song. You will hear it. This is a jazzy remix or something. It's just such a good song.

Alright, when it finishes uploading, I'll put the link here.

Per's Mix Tape (http://download.yousendit.com/64AA1C1A4A985C9B )
Aesop Rock is White Is Right!

JohnnyNemesis
12-03-2006, 08:13 AM
Aesop Rock is for white people. I didn't know you was white!

Srsly though, I REALLY like this thread and it might be stickied (and something else would be unstickied) if it's a hit.

nieh
12-03-2006, 08:45 AM
01 - The Flaming Lips - Psychiatric Explorations of the Fetus with Needles
02 - Sufjan Stevens - Dear Mr. Supercomputer
03 - Pinback - Offline P.K.
04 - Cursive - Mothership, Mothership, do you read me?
05 - Minus the Bear - Fine +2 Pts
06 - The Dismemberment Plan - The Other Side (aka, best song ever)
07 - Mr. Bungle - Carry Stress in the Jaw
08 - Need New Body - Poppa B
09 - Man Man - Spider Cider
10 - Minus the Bear - Hooray
11 - The Dismemberment Plan - The City
12 - The Mars Volta - Drunkship of Lanterns
13 - The Flaming Lips - Waitin' for a Superman
14 - Pinback - B (I've been listening to pinback for a couple years but just got the EP this was on like a week ago. I've been kind of obsessed with this song ever since)
15 - The Stick Men - Master Brow
16 - Need New Body - Show me your Heart
17 - Reel Big Fish - S.R. (the many versions of)
18 - The Dismemberment Plan - Ellen and Ben

I chose these songs because they're awesome. I have a lot of songs I like just as much or more but most of the time either everyone has already heard them, or they don't have the sort of mass appeal a lot of these guys tend to have. Most of these have become pretty standard for me uploading new stuff for folks over the years. Also, I was trying to organize them like I would when I actually burn a cd for someone but I half-assed it in like 2 minutes. The first and last songs sound like opening/closing tracks respectively but the rest I didn't really put any thought into. The zip file is 102 megs. Most of the songs aren't particularly long, I just made sure to download versions that were more than 128kbps when I could.

BLARGH! Of course Yousendit didn't tell me until AFTER it was done uploading that I have to become a pay member to upload things over 100megs. I just took one of the songs out of the zip file and am going to upload 17 in the zip thing and 1 out of the zip thing, so you'll need to click both links.

http://download.yousendit.com/4D9238BC258B42D1
http://download.yousendit.com/84CE866223B723F9

Llamas
12-03-2006, 11:42 AM
Hah, my album would be nearly 300 mb. That takes like 4 hours to upload :S My version of Shine On You Crazy Diamond is already 58 mb.


dude, ZIP FILES! Just zip them to a zip file, and upload that. The zip file won't be as ridiculously huge. That's the point... you should read first!

Edit... otherwise, remove a few songs to make it a more reasonable length (it should be around an hour and a half), and just upload those. Just making a list, honestly, I'll never check it out, and I doubt anyone will.

Endymion
12-03-2006, 12:07 PM
ps: rather than zip, i think rar or gz would save you another 10-20ish%

Forza
12-03-2006, 12:32 PM
dude, ZIP FILES! Just zip them to a zip file, and upload that. The zip file won't be as ridiculously huge. That's the point... you should read first!

Edit... otherwise, remove a few songs to make it a more reasonable length (it should be around an hour and a half), and just upload those. Just making a list, honestly, I'll never check it out, and I doubt anyone will.

Zipping mp3's doesn't save space. Mp3's are nearly maximally compressed. I can convert stuff to wma though. I'll see what I can do. I'll also skip the stuff you know already (Led Zep, DP, Doors etc)

wheelchairman
12-03-2006, 12:38 PM
Whether its wma or mp3 it doesnt matter. Its all about how much kbs the song is saved in. 64 is what I usually put it at so I can have as much as possible.

Zipping just makes it one file I think. I prefer zip cause thats like the only one I can open. Cockfag.

Forza
12-03-2006, 01:25 PM
Whether its wma or mp3 it doesnt matter. Its all about how much kbs the song is saved in. 64 is what I usually put it at so I can have as much as possible.

Zipping just makes it one file I think. I prefer zip cause thats like the only one I can open. Cockfag.

Yea but WMA is twice the quality, cunttard :)

WebDudette
12-03-2006, 01:27 PM
Sounds fun, I'll do one when I get home.

JohnnyNemesis
12-03-2006, 01:34 PM
11 - The Dismemberment Plan - The Other Side

*intense orgasm*

wheelchairman
12-03-2006, 03:46 PM
Yea but WMA is twice the quality, cunttard :)

Since when? I mean how does that work? No offence or anything. But no one else can hear a difference. And the size of the files will be exactly the same if you use the same kbs.

But hey, you must be right...

Llamas
12-03-2006, 04:11 PM
This was really hard to do... I left off a lot of stuff that I knew people wouldn't want to hear, or have heard way too much... like some Aaron Copland, Mussorgsky, Stravinsky (all classical), and jazz like Dexter Gordon, John Coltrane, etc. Basically, I stuck to all pop music. I might do another one later with more stuff that I'm into that's more obscure/less standard, but this will do for now. I picked 18 of my favorite artists and chose songs that I really liked... but as I get older, I notice I like more slow/pretty music, so I tried to vary things by picking more upbeat songs once in a while. Ah well, I think it's good. :)

The songs...

Nur Ein Wort - Wir Sind Helden German band... totally pop with electronic sounds. I really like their sound, their lyrics, and their attitudes. It also is representative of the time in my life when I realized German was what I wanted to study and my life significantly improved.

Norden der Welt - Tomte Another German band. Rather relaxed/low key stuff... rather interesting. I find their music almost generic, but it really captivates me somehow. And I adore his voice.

Apres Moi - Regina Spektor She's pretty famous... Russian pianist with classical training. She represents everything I love about old Russian classical music, and then she adds amazing vocals over the top. This song blows my mind.

Lateralus - Tool Possibly my favorite Tool song ever... the time signature kicks ass... and I just love his voice. They're such amazing musicians, and I find so much passion in their music.

Soil - System of a Down Crazygonuts. I love every single song off their self titled album, so it was hard to pick one... but this is the craziest and it just makes me want to dance like a freak all around the room. I love that album.

Bleed From Within - The Music I actually prefer the hidden track on that album, but I didn't feel like trying to isolate it. However, this song owns. I love the almost African beats in the song, and I love this man's voice.

Meet the Parents - Jay Z I used to hate all rap and thought Jay Z was the worst of all, and that all his lyrics sucked and his music was all the same. This song was shown to me and I realized I was totally wrong. I love everything about this song, and it gives me chills every time I listen. Jay Z is also the only artist I will rap along to. You don't want to be in the room with me when he's on.

Little Things - Sister Hazel Sister Hazel is probably my favorite band. I chose a song off their self titled debut, because it was by far their most bluegrass-influenced work. This is just feel-good music that is fun and is different. Their newer work is much more smoothed out and poppy, but I love Ken Block's lyrics, and Ryan Newell's guitar playing.

Domino - Goo Goo Dolls The album this is from is why I love this band. And this song... well I love every song on Superstar Carwash... but this one gets me going. And Robbie's voice owns.

Dandy Life - Collective Soul Another band that was incredibly hard to pick a song from. Even harder, though, because I have 4 favorite cds by Collective Soul. I chose Dandy Life because it doesn't sound like them at all. My favorite thing about the band has always been Ed's voice and vocal range, and this song totally represents his diversity, because you can't even tell it's him in the song.

Arch Drive Goodbye - Eve 6 A band that's always been looked at as mediocre and I think is severely underrated. Their lyrics have never been particularly good, but I love their sound. This I wanted to be my mix's conclusion, but I didn't know how to put it at the end of the list. I just find it to be quite powerful.

July - The Blend Local Minneapolis band whom I adore to pieces. They mix so many genres and styles into each song, and the vocalist can sing and rap quite well. I really love the keys and sax in their music... and they tend to have very good lyrics.

Eight Easy Steps - Alanis Morissette Never been much of a fan of her singles... I also like her albums post- Jagged Little Pill more, because they were more real and less trying to be something new and angry. This is the first song on her most recent album, and it's representative of a lot for me. Basically, she has had a clear evolution through her music that I've had through my life, and I relate to her and this song amazingly.

Pull - Better Than Ezra Best known for "Good" and "Desperately Wanting"... they have amazing live shows. Their music gets softer over time, which parallels my taste. Their lyrics are average, but it's their passion that gets me. And this song makes me want to move. I love it.

Hand in Hand - Hanson Of course, they're on here. And of course, I chose a song that Isaac sings, because I much prefer his voice. I adore this song and it's one of those that I love to loop, plus I really like the lyrics.

Open Up - Dispatch This is not my favorite song by the band, but my favorites are very soft/slow, and I felt I already had enough of that with Dandy Life, Apres Moi, and Hand in Hand. Plus Dispatch pulls off the more upbeat stuff really well, too. This is my favorite upbeat song of theirs, and their lyrics and sound are just phenominal.

That Day - Natalie Imbruglia This song reminds me a lot of Ani DiFranco. Natalie is another artist that's looked at jokingly, due to her success with "Torn" in 1998. I think she's a great lyricist, but I particularly love her voice. I think she's got a lot of passion, and the album this is from was my favorite album in the world for about 3 years.

Just in Case - Static X I can't explain liking this band. They are one of my favorites, but their lyrics are horrible, the singer is horrible, and the music itself is just a wall of guitars. I also can't explain why I adore this song, but I do. That's it.

http://www.savefile.com/projects/1051575

nieh
12-03-2006, 04:29 PM
Since when? I mean how does that work? No offence or anything. But no one else can hear a difference. And the size of the files will be exactly the same if you use the same kbs.

But hey, you must be right...

Wma and mp3 are whatever kbps you set them to...wma is not double. In fact, I'm pretty sure it's limited to going up to 192 kbps where mp3s are not (at least, that's all WMP will allow me to rip it up to). There's no noticeable difference in sound quality to me between mp3 and wma provided you use the same kbps, but I normally can notice the difference between 128, 160, 192, etc to some extent.

wheelchairman
12-03-2006, 04:30 PM
There is something called WMA pro which is supposed to be CD quality. But yes, otherwise they are exactly alike. And that guy is just being a douche. :(

All About Eve
12-03-2006, 04:32 PM
Bri, did you leave the link out on purpose?

And about Better Than Ezra... have you seen my Audioscribbler?

JohnnyNemesis
12-03-2006, 04:35 PM
mp3 > WMA because of universal compatibility alone, holler.

Bri, I used to feel the EXACT same way about Jay-Z! Then I found out he was a God.

Llamas
12-03-2006, 04:41 PM
Bri, did you leave the link out on purpose?

And about Better Than Ezra... have you seen my Audioscribbler?

I did leave it out at first because after I finished typing, I realized there was an error uploading the file. So I posted and decided to come back later. It's there now.

And yes, I know you like BTE. :)


mp3 > WMA because of universal compatibility alone, holler.

Bri, I used to feel the EXACT same way about Jay-Z! Then I found out he was a God.

If you have a creative zen and products that support more than mp3, than wma is just dandy. :) Most of my files are wma just cause I rip cds with WMP.

And hellz yes to jay z!

JohnnyNemesis
12-03-2006, 04:52 PM
Um, WMP rips to mp3 too. Die, infidel!

wheelchairman
12-03-2006, 04:55 PM
Mac segregation is nice.

I think about half of my songs are wma. Sorry everybody! The other half are mp3 though!

Endymion
12-03-2006, 04:57 PM
1) quality is based on the kps
2) at equal kps, a wma will be of a smaller filesize than an mp3 because wma, ogg, etc are 2nd generation audio compression filetypes, whereas mp3 is a first generation so isn't quite as good.
3) ricky's right about mp3 > wma due to i) universiality and ii) no weak-ass drm shit
4) ogg > mp3

0r4ng3
12-03-2006, 05:00 PM
4) ogg > mp3
Yeah, what's the deal with ogg files? All of a sudden, I'm seeing a lot more of them on Soulseek. How do they compare to mp3 files? I'm curious.

Llamas
12-03-2006, 05:05 PM
Um, WMP rips to mp3 too. Die, infidel!

yeah but I like wma just a touch better. :)

wheelchairman
12-03-2006, 05:07 PM
w0rd.

Anyways Josh and Bri, I'm downloading now. It'll be a while. Feedback later.

Betty
12-03-2006, 05:09 PM
You Send It won't send me a stupid verification e-mail so that I can sign up. Which means I can't upload or download, yet. Grrrr...

But I'll download your guys stuff when/if that happens and will upload my own as well. I have winrar and don't believe I have winzip, and have never even compressed a file before period, so hopefully I can figure that out. I want Per to listen though so I assume in that case I'll have to zip it?

Edit... or Brianna's is apparently a .rar file...

Endymion
12-03-2006, 05:09 PM
Yeah, what's the deal with ogg files? All of a sudden, I'm seeing a lot more of them on Soulseek. How do they compare to mp3 files? I'm curious.

ogg is better from a legal and technical standpoint. ogg is completely open-source and royalty free whereas mp3 has some license issues (the problem is the company that holds them didn't bother to try to enforce it until YEARS after napster and such, so the courts just laughed at them but it's still sometimes an issue), ogg has superior compression algorithms that are less lossy in audible regions, ogg has a smaller filesize for equal or better sounding files (check out the quality of mp3 for really high or really low pitches).

etc.

wheelchairman
12-03-2006, 05:14 PM
Michelle, well I'm downloading Bri's as well, which is winrar'ed. I should be able to figure out how to unrar it.

Zipping is easy. Go to your music folder, right click and create a compressed folder. And then stick in your files.

0r4ng3
12-03-2006, 05:15 PM
I didn't understand most of that post, but I get that ogg files are smaller and better sounding. I'll go with that.

Llamas
12-03-2006, 05:16 PM
I don't get the difference between zipping and raring. I just right click on a song, and click "add to archive" and it compresses it to a folder. to unrar, i just double click on the file and it opens the program. I thought zip and rar were the same, cause winrar takes care of both.

Betty
12-03-2006, 05:21 PM
Sounds good.

Like I said, I've never actually compressed any files myself so probably don't know what I'm talking about.

I'm excited for the mix "tapes" though.

Llamas
12-03-2006, 06:30 PM
I dled Per and Josh's mixes. I'm gonna hit up Per's and then I'll hit up Josh's... commentary will result later. I'm very excited for this. Yea for new music! :)

nieh
12-03-2006, 06:39 PM
I've downloaded both but I'm not sure if I'll get around to listening to either tonight. I'll let you guys know when I do.

Endymion
12-03-2006, 06:51 PM
I don't get the difference between zipping and raring. I just right click on a song, and click "add to archive" and it compresses it to a folder. to unrar, i just double click on the file and it opens the program. I thought zip and rar were the same, cause winrar takes care of both.

they're fairly different algorithms. zip is older, and generally doesn't produce an output as small as rar will.

Llamas
12-03-2006, 06:52 PM
Oh sweet, so I got the good one. :) Go me. So, zip made your final file bigger than the originals?

Tired_Of_You
12-03-2006, 07:07 PM
I had some problems doing that, so the order is most probably wrong, but you'll get the titles of the songs anyway...so you should find out.

Bj&#246;rk - Joga : I think this song is simply great. Nothing else to add here.

Corvus Corax - Florent Omnes : Quite different from the rest. It's kind of medieval music and I love what I've heard from them.

Garbage - The Trick is to keep Breathing : One of my favourite bands and one of my favourite songs. Her voice is awesome.

Goldfrapp - Ooh La La : I discovered them recently and that song is really catchy. Can't stop listening.

Jean Leloup - I lost my Baby : One of his most well known song. Oh, je ne peux vivre sans toi, mais je ne peux vivre avec toi, mais tu peux bien vivre sans moi. Je suis foutu dans les deux cas <3

L5 - Maniac : For this one you need to sing really, really loud. :P

Les Cowboys Fringants - Les &#201;toiles Filantes : I think this song is perfect for this time of the year and the lyrics bring back old memories. <3

Mes A&#239;eux - Le y&#226;be est dans cabane : I actually don't know that band so much, but I really this one. It's a really fun song and the lyrics are fun as well. J&#233;sus se d&#233;cloue de sur sa croix Descend en bas pour aller danser Y'est aussi hot que Travolta Mais dans sa couche y'est plus sexy

REM - So Central Rain : Not my favourite REM song, but I've been listening to it a lot recently.

Stars - Your Ex-Lover is Dead : It's the first Stars song I've heard on the radio and I instantly loved it. This song is just perfect for winter. I love them.

The Dandy Warhols - Godless : One of my favourite Dandy Warhols song. It brings back souvenirs of my last high school days when I was with my friends outside listening to their songs instead of being in class.

The New Pornographers - Mass Romantic : It's the first song I've heard of them. I love it. Catchy. Fun. Etc.

Toad the Wet Sprocket - Crowing : I didn't know which song to choose, since I like all their songs. Too bad it seems impossible to find their CDs here.

X-Ray Dog - Here comes the King : I don't know why I put it here. I don't even know why I have it on my computer, but I like it anyway.

ABBA - Gimme Gimme Gimme : My reason for putting this song here : It's ABBA. Nothing else has to be said.

Imogen Heap - Come Here Boy : First song I got to know from her. It's the case for half of the songs I put here it seems... but whatever, I like it.

The Album Leaf - Thule : They're apparently post-rock, but since I don't know what is post-rock, Ill just say it's mostly instrumental stuff. It's good for when you're in the mood.

Belle & Sebastian - Me & the Major : I heard about them a looong time ago when I saw one of their videos on TV. I instantly fell in love, but it's only really later that I finaly downloaded a songs to know if I really liked them. All this to say that I should have done it earlier, because their music is really good.

I could have done it in one single file, but I only realised it later. I'm stupid. =( Also, I'm not completely sure if it works, so if someone downloads it, I'd like to know.
http://www.yousendit.com/transfer.php?action=download&ufid=CCDA2BEA2438849F

http://www.yousendit.com/transfer.php?action=download&ufid=956C6A6E158D97E0

Endymion
12-03-2006, 08:10 PM
Oh sweet, so I got the good one. :) Go me. So, zip made your final file bigger than the originals?

no... it's smaller than the total of the original files, but rar will usually make an even smaller file than zip.

XYlophonetreeZ
12-03-2006, 08:33 PM
Belle & Sebastian - Me & the Major
You totally stole this one from me! I was thinking of putting it on my mix. I <3 this song sooooo much.

Tired_Of_You
12-03-2006, 08:35 PM
We have great taste, that's all. Just put another one, haha.

Llamas
12-03-2006, 09:19 PM
1. Aesop Rock - "9 to 5'ers" Anthem
I'm surprised I haven't heard of this before. I really, really like it. Reminds me of Atmosphere (who I wanted to put on my mix but ran out of room for) quite a lot... you should PM me a short list of other songs to check out, or an album to check out. (lolz I'm so white.)

2. Belle and Sebastian - Dirty Dream Number 2
The singer's voice sounds like it's being forced to be soft, which I don't know if I like. I almost really like the song, but the forced softness and the drum part kind of bother me. I also think I don't really care for the singer's voice. I really like the string arrangement, though. It's very, very simple, but quite effective.

3. Billy Idol - Pumping on Steel
Well what the fuck, who doesn't love billy idol?? Never heard this song, as I only have his greatest hits album... he's got a killer voice, though. The guitar work is sweet, too.

4. Billy Bragg and Wilco - Way Over Yonder in the Minor K
I don't know Guthrie. I quite like Billy Bragg, though. I really enjoy this style of music.

5. Frances Cabrel - Question D'equilibre
I totally hate the french language, but I can tolerate it in certain situations. I think it sounds horrible in this type of music, unfortunately. It'd probably be a decent song otherwise... but I'm just not a fan. :-/

6. Billy Corgan - TheCameraEye
I always liked BC's voice, but I just generally didn't like the context around it in smashing pumpkins. It's really nice to hear his voice in different music, and I really like the song. Might have to check out the album.

7. Leonard Cohen - Dress Rehearsal Rag
I really like the sound of it. I like his vocal style. The lyrics intrigue me, as well. The eerie sound of the violins in the background are really cool, as well, toward the end.

8. The Dropkick Murphys - The Auld Triangle
<3 DKM. Best "punk" show I've ever seen. And I love all their songs. :)

9. Mew - Apocalypso
Oooo, I really like this. The chorus is really awesome. Each instrument has a really basic part, but it all comes together to sound really powerful.

10. The Pogues - My Baby's Gone
Pogues are great, though I'd never heard this song before. LOVE the accordian. :)

11. Sage Francis - Crumble
God I love you. Sage Francis is incredible. Atmosphere isn't still on Epitaph? Huh, they must have "moved up". Anyway, this song is awesome. I love Sage Francis.

12. Mathilde Santhing - Too Much
I like that you put something on here that you don't know much about and find "interesting" haha. She has a really nice voice. Definitely a really good song.

13. Zwan - El Sol
haha you really do like Billy... this song... doesn't do it for me. It's just kinda boring, I guess.

14. The Cherry Poppin' Daddies - Here Comes the Snake
eek. I always found this band vastly overrated. They're one of those bands that's for people who don't actually know swing music at all and can't take real swing so they listen to overly poppy swing instead. Meh, they're not that bad... I just have an issue with them. And I think they were the most poppy of all those "swing bands" around that time. But I LOOOOOOVE swing.

15. Danko Jones - Fucked Up
this is crazy. I think it could very easily grow on me.

16. Danko Jones - Sticky Situation
yeah I'm liking this guy. plan on checking him out more.

17. Blade Techno Opener
hahaha thanks. I'm not a fan of this... but my roommate only listens to techno/trance whatever, so I've gotten into some of it. This is a little too repetitive and nothing's really going on.

18. DJ Roog - Calabria
omg I love it. Though, it's a "jazzy" remix, I might hate the original. I totally love the sax and trumpet stuff... are the horns fake, though? They sound like possibly computer generated or keyboards. I still love the sound of a sax, though. Even if it is fake.

All About Eve
12-03-2006, 09:20 PM
Mine are alos a mix of WMA and MP3... lolz sry.

1. Laid - Matt Nathanson
I originally heard the Better Than Ezra form of Laid, downloaded the original by James, and then this cover, which is by far my favorite, and quite possibly my favorite song period.

2. Fly From Heaven - Toad the Wet Sprocket
Another one of my favorite songs. Nothing really too special about, I just love it.

3. You're So Real - Matchbox Twenty
I know people don't like them that much, but this song isn't terribly like their popular stuff, so just give it a chance. The verses are weird in a good way.

4. She's White - Electric Six
One of the few bands who can mix comedy so well with music. Catchy song once you get used to the vocals.

5. Saiil Away to Avalon - Ayreon
Epic, haha. Probably the best Ayreon song standing alone (as in, not with the rest of its album). I love the brass section in it.

6. At The Stars - Better Than Ezra
Fairly slow song, but one of the general style you'll find from them. One of my favorite songs evar.

7. Under You - Better Than Ezra
I couldn't put just one. Slower than the previous, I just absolutely adore the vocals.

8. Children - EMF
You know the song "Unbelievable"? Well, believe it or not, they had other songs! And this one's also 347578585 times better. The opening is addictive.
Edit!!:*PROPS TO JN*

9. Liberi Fatali - Hollywood Symphony Orchestra
This is the opening song for Final Fantasy VIII, and just a really good orchestra song. Not "videogame" music at all.

10. Dumb - Garbage
One of my favorite Garbage songs; I love how Shirley can make her voice sound so sexy on sl ow songs then so awesome on "faster" songs.

11. Ain't That Unusual - Goo Goo Dolls
A good amount of people consider them too poppy, and while this song isn't obscure by any means, it's one of the few songs I can listen to over and over. Even if you hate GGD, give it a chance.

12. Mony Got a Raw Deal - REM
Everyone knows "Everybody Hurts" or "Nightswimming". This is off of the same album, but in my opnion a WHOLE lot better. One of the best non standout tracks from any album, I would think.

13, All About Eve - Steve Vai
I was going to do "Crying Machine". but I felt that this fit in with the rest of the cd better. Obviously it's one of my favorite songs. It shows that guitar geniuses can do more than shred.

14. It's Only Me (The Wizard of Magicland) - Barenaked Ladies
Not a well known track by them; I thouroughly enjoy every element of this song. Every bit of it is just... fun.

15. Far Behind - Candlebox
There's a small part of the guitar that annoys me, but all in all a really good 90s style song.

16. Ike Ike - Hinoi Team
Asian Pop that's more addicting than cocaine.

17. What Is Eternal - Trans-Siberian Orchestra
I don't like how people mostly talk about their Christmas music, so I chose one off of "Beethoven's Last Night". Everything about it is wonderful.

18. Ants Marching - Dave Matthews Band
One of the few songs where I don't want to rip Dave's throat open. As is, I actually really really really love this song. His voice actually goes really well with it.

So that's it. Tell me what you think.

http://download.yousendit.com/93C7502734CE7359 (http://download.yousendit.com/93C7502734CE7359)

JohnnyNemesis
12-03-2006, 09:23 PM
8. Children - EMF
You know the song "Unbelievable"? Well, believe it or not, they had other songs! And this one's also 347578585 times better. The opening is addictive.


Wait, did you get this song from me? I've been obsessed with this song for almost 15 years.

All About Eve
12-03-2006, 09:23 PM
Wait, did you get this song from me? I've been obsessed with this song for almost 15 years.
Yes I did. I thought I put props to you in there.

Tizzalicious
12-04-2006, 12:02 AM
Bri, I can't believe Hand in Hand is one of your favourite Hanson songs. It's one of my least favourite ones. Uuurgh.

I'm trying to upload mine now, but it's way slow. I tried twice last night, and failed twice too (but Per was playing a game, so I'll blame him for making the net slow). It still doesn't seem to work though.

I'll download everyone else's when I'm done uploading.

Llamas
12-04-2006, 12:07 AM
Bri, I can't believe Hand in Hand is one of your favourite Hanson songs. It's one of my least favourite ones. Uuurgh.

That's because you're a fag who likes Taylor's voice better :-P But for serious, what's so bad about it?

Tizzalicious
12-04-2006, 12:16 AM
I have no idea. Boring and whiney? I have never liked it. Taylor's voice ftw.

Llamas
12-04-2006, 12:25 AM
lol taylor's voice is so much whinier!!! and you're boring. so bah. :-*

Tizzalicious
12-04-2006, 12:30 AM
Ouch ;)

Man, it's still not uploading right.

Endymion
12-04-2006, 12:41 AM
ps: i totally plan on doing this... tomorrow.

Betty
12-04-2006, 01:04 AM
So this is a bit of a divergence from my standard mix tape fare, since I've uploaded most of the same songs a million times onto the BBS. It's still pretty typical Michelle taste though, I think.

I tend to organize my mixes into chunks with themes... here the first chunk involves bands I've seen recently.

1. Hawksley Workman - Anger as Beauty
Saw Hawksley in Vancouver yesterday and it was a great performance. This was my favourite song that they played because the guitar sounded awesome... such a brilliant song writer.

2. Hell on Wheels - The Soda
This was a Swedish band that played before Workman and they were fun. This was my favourite song. It's pretty simple and poppy.

3. The New Pornographers - The Bleeding Heart Show
Just because it is amazing. When I first listened to this, by the end of this song I was thinking "holy shit what is going on?" Saw the New Pornographers back in September.

4. Novelleris - The Hypothesist
This band opened for the Pornographers.

5. Immaculate Machine - Broken Ship
Another band that opened for the Pornographers, from Victoria. Super upbeat.

6. Jeremy Fisher - High School.
A local singer/songwriter dude that I saw open for Great Big Sea in September that I enjoyed enough to buy an album from. This is just a catchy fun little song.


Next chunk involves the transition to... you guessed it... more happy-mellow poppy rock songs.

7. Yo La Tengo - Lewis
Yo La Tengo is just the absolute perfect blend of mellow and happy.

8. Camera Obscura - Let's Get Out Of This Country
Was introduced to this band by Claiborne initially. Great tune. For some reason this one screams "Per," I hope I'm right.

9. Belle and Sebastian - Simple Things
Got into this band cause of Per, but I'm sure it was just a matter of time until I listened to them. Keeping with the Belle and Sebastian theme, here's another song. They have so many great songs that it's very challenging to choose which one to put on a mix, so I usually do so pretty randomly. This one is a ridiculous tease at 1:46, and I'm sure would be the one I'd cram at the end of one side of a tape to make it fit perfectly.

10. Consonant - The Kiss
This songs pays hommage to my awesomest (and only) legit mix tape trade. One of my favourites from the tape I received.


Next chunk is a little more rock 'n' roll... but I feel they all have a similar mood...

11. Paul Westerberg - Lookin' Out Forever
Westerberg is the lead singer of the Replacements (aka one of the greatest rock bands ever). I moderately enjoy his solo stuff but this song just really hooked me.

12. The John Butler Trio - Hello
Thibault hooked me on this guy. Soooooooo good if you're into the style, I've listened to this album so many times. Australian... I guess you could call it a "jam band."

13. Bruce Springsteen - Spirit in the Night
Currently madly addicted to the Boss. Enjoy.

14. Van Morrison - Wild Night
My most favouritest song probably in the past 6 months. Oh boy.

15. Frank Black - Everything is New
Soooooo in love with Frank Black's newer stuff. I could listen to it all day.


Last chunk is just random stuff.

16. The Kooks - Ooh La
Tizz introduced me to this band via a random upload. Downloaded the album and it's pretty decent, this was one of my favourite songs.

17. Tapes 'n Tapes - Insistor
Tooooootally random album download here. Favourite song. I think it sounds neat.

18. The Dresden Dolls - Mandy Goes to Med School
Also introduced to this band via Tizz uploads. I really enjoy their new album, and I really enjoy this song. Hooray for piano.

http://download.yousendit.com/7DFF4999554AF6B7
http://download.yousendit.com/470E1B693C321630

Tizzalicious
12-04-2006, 01:20 AM
That took a while, but it finally updated.

My Mix! (http://download.yousendit.com/755953374FB928CD)

The reason I chose these songs is easy...I only have my laptop with me here, which doesn't have a lot of music, so I just picked my fave song from each of the bands that I have on here. (That makes it less than 18, sorry. I just didn't wanna repeat bands.)

01 Sugarplum Fairy - Sweet Jackie
02 Mando Diao - Amsterdam
03 The Kooks - She Moves In Her Own Way
04 The Killers - Jenny
05 Dirty pretty Things - Bang Bang You're Dead
06 Laakso - My Gods
07 The Pipettes - Why Did You stay
08 Hanson - The Great Divide
09 Nephew - Bazooka
10 The Ark - A Virgin Like You
11 MArit Bergman - Alone Together
12 Johnny Deluze - Paranoia
13 Ladytron - International Dateline
14 Vive La F&#234;te - Nuit Blanche

(I highly doubt anyone likes it, but IF you happen to like the Hanson song, please go buy it on iTunes, it's a charity song, and I feel kinda bad for sharing it like this.)

wheelchairman
12-04-2006, 02:51 AM
You all should've been here when I was threatening to delete Tizz's post for not having 18 songs.

JohnnyNemesis
12-04-2006, 08:54 AM
13 Ladytron - International Dateline


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Bazza
12-04-2006, 10:15 AM
Ok, here's my effort. I've given my opinion on each song, however this is just what I think and it was quite rushed, so please don't criticise me! I've tried to include some stuff people might not know, so here it is:

http://www.yousendit.com/download/8hcdyghRp3l5TA%3D%3D

Pink Floyd Ė Wish You Were Here
One of the very few songs that sends a shiver down my spine when I actually listen to the lyrics.

Blankass - La Couleur Des Ble's
Despite being in French, Blankass have some very good songs musically, hereís a song that I like in particular.

The Stranglers - Golden Brown
An all time classic.

The Fratellis - Chelsea Dagger
Fairly recent band, quite big in the UK now.

We Are Scientist - The Great Escape
Another recent band, I find this song quite good to sing a long to.

Jesse James - First Day On A Brand New Planet
Ska punk, Jesse James have some damn good songs, if you like this check out their other stuff.

The Only Ones - Another Girl, Another Planet
Heard this song on a Vodafone advert and really liked it.

Thin Lizzy - Get Out Of Here
Also heard this song on a TV advert, having a catchy chorus it kept bugging me, so I had to find it.

Supertramp - Breakfast In America
For some strange reason I keep listen to this song, must be catchy!

Midnight Oil - Back On The Borderline
Initially heard the Bodyjar version of this song, but I think I actually prefer the original.

Get Cape, Wear Cape, Fly - The Chronicles Of A Bohemian Teenager (Part Two)
Something a bit different maybe, you decide.

Gustav Holst - Jupiter, The Bringer Of Jollity
A piece of classical music, whilst Iím generally not into classical music, there are a few compositions I do like.

Dogwood - Building A Better Me
Another good sing a long song.

Gogol Bordello - Start Wearing Purple
A Ukrainian gypsy punk band!!

Daniel Cirera - Fake vegetarian Ex-Girlfriend
Whilst slightly comical lyrics, this is actually quite a good song.

Andy Williams - The Impossible Dream
Off a Honda ad, great song with great lyrics.

Powderfinger - My Happiness
Personally I like all of Powderfingerís songs on the album, so it was difficult to pick one out.

Mad Caddies - Drinking For 11
A slow song from the Mad Caddies, off a very good album.

T-6005
12-04-2006, 10:38 AM
Here goes for mine.

Muse - Endlessly - Such a great song, and one of their most underrated. It's one of the songs I keep coming back to amongst other, harder, faster and more ear-catching songs. But this song is fucking perfect

Flashlight Brown - I'm Not Sorry - Ontario releases some pretty cool things, including really bad pop-punk that I happen to love for no reason. Flashlight Brown was the first band I ever saw live, opening for another band in Tokyo, and they rocked. And they still do.

Sugarcult - Riot The band Flashlight Brown were opening for in Tokyo. From the day I heard Pretty Girl I was pretty much hooked. This is from their new album, Lights Out, and I've been listening to it a lot in the last few days.

Calogero - Prendre Racine - Don't hate the French. Here's why.

KMFDM - Megalomaniac - I have had some good nights spent to the soundtrack of this song and others like it. I guess it fits under some form of techno or something.

The John Butler Trio - Take - My favorite song by these guys. It's fairly long but worth every second. There's a feel in this song, a sort of kickass pounding rhythm that I've always been envious of and wish I could reproduce in my own songs.

The Living End - Rising Up From the Ashes - The Living End are quite a bit of fun, although I haven't heard their most recent effort. This is a great song in any case.

LATO - Fireflies - What is it with people never having heard of these guys? I picked up their CD in a bargain bin at HMV Shibuya in Tokyo and was shocked that they weren't more well known. Maybe I'm strange or there's another name for this band and the album cover is lying to me, but why doesn't everyone know them?

Scott Hamilton - In a Sentimental Mood - I have always had a thing for anything with Scott Hamilton's name on it. This is great.

Derek & The Dominos - Bell Bottom Blues - A song that everyone should know, partly because Eric Clapton is part of it and partly because it's absolutely amazing and I've always found it truly moving.

Ash - Detonator - Ah, Ash. Aside from being a wicked cool looking sentence, it's a band who's first album was (methinks) shit and who totally blew me away with an awesome album called Meltdown. Here's a track from it.

Muse - Hate This & I'll Love You - One of my favorite intros ever. Plus Muse. What more could I (we) ask for?

ABBA - Take a Chance on Me - It's already been said. It's ABBA

Renaud - Manu - You'd probably have to understand French to really appreciate this song. If you don't, just know that it's awesome.

Jamiroquai - Canned Heat - I think this song was in that really bad movie with the lack of humor that people found funny called Napoleon Dynamite. It's pretty much pop-funk, as all Jamiroquai. And I like it.

Kyo - Je Saigne Encore - If you don't understand the title, never translate it or you'll want to never listen to this song out of sheer disgust. But seriously - a great song, with vocal harmony that I've never gotten over in the bridge.

Matchbook Romance - You Can Run, but We'll Find You - Sort of Brand New a la Deja Entendu. It's fun, I like it, so should you although you might not.

Jeff Buckley - Hallelujah - If this needs an explanation I'm unaware of it.

http://www.megaupload.com/?d=1HT501ED

Enjoy.

Llamas
12-04-2006, 01:14 PM
You all should've been here when I was threatening to delete Tizz's post for not having 18 songs.
lolz, poor tizz. but you shoulda, cause she's a cheater!


Gustav Holst - Jupiter, The Bringer Of Jollity
A piece of classical music, whilst Iím generally not into classical music, there are a few compositions I do like.

I don't care how much I hate you, you get like countless cool points for this. <3<3<3 Jupiter is possibly the most wonderful of all the planets by Holst... and Holst is a fucking GOD. And so terribly underrated by people who aren't into classical music. Ever hear his first suite in F and second suite in Eb? Mmmmm... so good.

XYlophonetreeZ
12-04-2006, 01:21 PM
Here goes.
1. Sponge- Wax Ecstatic (To Sell Angelina)
I actually once heard this song on the radio at this place I like to eat and I flipped my shit. This is from Sponge's second album of the same name and it's a lot of fun. You'll either find the main guitar riff extremely annoying or extremely awesome. Or, quite possibly, you'll initially find it annoying and later grow to find it awesome.

2. The Cooper Temple Clause- A.I.M.
I love these guys. British electronic rock band. This is one of their best songs I think. Hopefully you won't mind the laser noises. Song about obsession. I love the lyrics in the chorus.

3. Riley- Samson Smash
I've whored my friend Riley before, but I don't believe I've ever uploaded this song. It's got an almost epic sound to it. He's a great keyboard player and composer and I hope he keeps it up for a while!

4. Lucky Boys Confusion- Like Rats from a Sinking Ship
This is my favorite song off of LBC's latest EP. I think one of the reasons I like it so much is because it's a perfect blend of their old, fun sound and their new, mature sound. That and I love Stubhy's frantic, raspy vocals in this song.

5. Minus the Bear- Pony Up
This song only has a couple of lines of lyrics repeated over and over throughout, and the vocals aren't the least bit exciting. However, this song is still 100% awesome due to the amazing instrumental creativity. This is from their They Make Beer Commercials Like This EP, which is my favorite release from Minus the Bear.

6. R.E.M.- Wolves, Lower
This is from Chronic Town, a 5-song EP that was the very first thing R.E.M. ever released. I'm not trying to be a pretentious asshole and tell you "Yeah, you should really check out their older stuff before they went commercial! Everything after 1985 was downhill, man." But I still really do love this song and have been especially into it lately. Also, I just realized I had three songs from EPs in a row. Weird.

7. Sonata Arctica- Kingdom for a Heart
I'm usually not too much of a metal fan, but these guys are great. This is off their first album Ecliptica, which is all awesome. The lyrics are, of course, horrible (Finnish power-metal, what do you expect?), but their talent is incredible. And the key changes in the solo of this song are filled with much win.

8. Lucky Boys Confusion- 40/80
One of the funnest songs ever. It's a reggae-influenced punk song with a badass guitar solo. One of way too many punk songs with an anti-cop message. But goddamnit, it's good!

9. Sponge- Radio Prayer Line
What, you thought I'd stop at just one Sponge song? This is from my favorite Sponge album New Pop Sunday, which is super-hard to find anywhere. So feel special listening to this song.

10. Ratatat- El Pico
I love the sound these guys have put together out of guitars and synths. This is my favorite song from their self-titled album.

11. The Blood Brothers- Spit Shine Your Black Clouds
I put this song on here because it's indisputably the Blood Brothers' most accessible song ever. Even if you hate the Blood Brothers, you should listen to this song. You may be surprised. It's catchy as all hell. NORMAL people could like this song.

12. R.E.M.- Driver 8
Another old-ish R.E.M. song. It always makes me think of this garden center that I used to work at because it was a converted train station. The train still ran behind the place every day.

13. Alice in Chains- Nutshell
My favorite Alice in Chains song. Quite sad and depressing, but Layne's voice is amazing.

14. Paulson- Window Frames
Paulson is a pretty good band that I'm just discovering. This song has some of the stupidest lyrics ever, but otherwise I'm quite fond of it.

15. Lucky Boys Confusion- Le Chanson de Soldat
This is the biggest musical departure LBC have ever made. The drumming is really creative and it's got an interesting keyboard sound. This was unfortunately on their b-sides compilation. According to the band, their label decided in 2003 when their main album was released that no one would care about a war-related song because "the war is over."

16. Sponge- Leave This World
I can't believe this is the only song in which Sponge uses any electronics. Because this song is so good, you'd think they'd been doing it forever.

17. Telefon Tel Aviv- At the Edge of the World You Will Still Float
"Wow, XYlophonetreeZ is a fucking queer." Suck my cock. These guys are the best electronic duo/group of any number I've ever heard. In this song you'll hear a rare use of acoustic guitar and male vocals from them. It's actually an alternate version of another song off their fantastic album Map of What is Effortless. I love the original chord progression in this song.

18. R.E.M.- Saturn Return
See, I told you I wasn't a pretentious asshole! This one's from their second most recent album, Reveal. I heard this song a while back when listening to my friend's CD and immediately loved it. I think Michael Stipe said this was his favorite song on that album.

Without further ado, http://www.yousendit.com/transfer.php?action=download&ufid=97EBE76F547B29AE.
Everything is in .mp3 format because .wma or any of that other communist shit is for fags. Also, yes, these songs are listed in the order I arranged them in because that's just how I do. So plz listen to them continuously, like a CD, and not just 1 at a time. kthx.

Many thank for listen to Dr. Treez music sounds!

Bazza
12-04-2006, 01:22 PM
Ever hear his first suite in F and second suite in Eb?

I've only heard the planets suite, might have to get on limewire...


I don't care how much I hate you

I'm really not a bad person,I may have just made a bad impression once when I was a bit pissed off (with stuff outside of bbs)

By the way I think this is a really cool idea for a thread, cos it's getting harder and harder for me to find new music ;)

wheelchairman
12-04-2006, 05:47 PM
2 pieces of bad news.

Josh, in the middle of writing your feedback, mozilla crashed. :( And I dont want to re-write. I'll leave it at Poppa B was my favorite song. And there were a few songs I didn't like. Like Mr Bungle. And that Stickmen song. But I really liked Dismemberment Plan in general. (sorry forgot the the, don't hate me!) and Minus the Bear.

Bri, I can't unrar things. :(

So that means next is Val's.

wheelchairman
12-04-2006, 05:54 PM
Ugh Val, every single song is in it's own little zipped folder. :( You are now last in line. :(

Bri, with regards to Aesop Rock you should check out the album Labor Days.
The songs "The Shovel" "Daylight" and "Nightlight" (which is not on that album) are great. But the whole album is solid.

Check out Billy Corgan! his new album is great though. Except the first song, that one sucks so much.

Leonard Cohen is a must hear. Songs of Love and Hate is a great start.

I know nothing about no Atmosphere. :(

How can you not like the Blade Techno opener. Christ i'm gonna put it on my mp3 player immediately.

The part that repeats all the time, that's the original.

wheelchairman
12-04-2006, 05:57 PM
Betty you rared yours. :(

So downloading Tizz's now. Afterwards Thi's and Xylo's.

Betty
12-04-2006, 06:08 PM
Peeeeeer, you said you would figure it out.

http://www.rarlab.com/

Easy as pie. You know you will love mine most.

Edit: Actually, playing around with the program, it would have been super easy to zip too, I just didn't know what I was doing. If you can't open it at all, I can zip the files... it'll just take a few to upload again.

I've downloaded almost everyone's now... the most disappointing part is when the mix is half songs that have already been uploaded on this site a gazillion times and that I've already listened to.

XYlophonetreeZ
12-04-2006, 06:11 PM
Eep. Sorry about that, Michelle. I know I've uploaded some of those Lucky Boys Confusion and Sponge songs. But the other ones, I think, are all new.

I'm working on listening to people's music. Just gettin' started on Per's.

Betty
12-04-2006, 06:24 PM
http://download.yousendit.com/38040E8B6566BFB3

To Per, with love. If you want. Took 5 minutes. Hooray fast school connection.

And ha, yeah, I was pointing at you Jon. I actually have a lot of those songs, or at least artists, floating around my music folder somewhere. Guess who's going to see the Blood Brothers on Saturday? I feel like I should make an effort to listen to them...

XYlophonetreeZ
12-04-2006, 06:29 PM
Guess who's going to see the Blood Brothers on Saturday? I feel like I should make an effort to listen to them...
::is jealous::. Never seen 'em live, but I imagine they'd be fun as hell. I mean, I guess they're just not the right kinda thing for some people, but they can also really be one of those bands that grows on you. The new album is great, so maybe you could check some of that stuff out.

All About Eve
12-04-2006, 06:37 PM
So far my favorite song has been Valerie's Corvus Corax song. Josh and Per both had some good ones, none I'd listen to a whole lot, though. Downloading more now and listening to others at the same time.

JohnnyNemesis
12-04-2006, 06:43 PM
I made this mix CD and gave it to about 30 people last year and they said it was absolutely mindblowing. So, here it is. I've even included custom made front and back covers that you can print out and use! :)

...and everyone listen to it or else you're banned from posting in my forum ever again lolololol jk!

Dope Beatz Vol. 1 (http://download.yousendit.com/DBE3859C39E65766)

1 - LCD Soundsystem - Tribulations
2 - Gravy Train!!!! - Laffin' All The Way to the Bank
3 - Ratatat - Noose
4 - Nullsleep - destination tomorrow
5 - Defkhan - Infinite Wisdom
6 - RJD2 - The Horror
7 - Radiohead - Idioteque
8 - Kenna - Freetime
9 - Depeche Mode - John the Revelator
10 - The Faint - Your Retro Career Melted
11 - God Lives Underwater - From Your Mouth
12 - Garbage - Push It
13 - The Faint - Symptom Finger
14 - White Town - Your Woman
15 - Fischerspooner - Emerge
16 - Digital Emotion - Go Go Yellow Screen
17 - Legowelt - Disco Rout
18 - Ratatat - Seventeen Years

ps. If you're too much of a fucking pussy to dance, don't bother listening + I hate you.
pps. If you're dumb enough to judge a song based on the artist and not the song itself, don't bother listening + fucking die.
ppps. If this one is a hit, I'll upload vol. 2, which is also popular 'round campus. There are currently three "Dope Beatz" mixes in existence.

Llamas
12-04-2006, 07:45 PM
holy shit you people are fast! All I've listened to so far is Per's. :( But the brith side is that I have enough new music for like the next couple months! W00t!

Rag Doll
12-04-2006, 07:54 PM
holyfuck, Ricky, you're the only person i know that likes lcd soundsystem besides me. <333333 secks?

i'll make one of these later or tomorrow.

JohnnyNemesis
12-04-2006, 07:56 PM
Tribulations = one of the best album openers ever!

And yes, secks with or without LCD Soundsystem love :P

Endymion
12-04-2006, 08:07 PM
08 - Need New Body - Poppa B
16 - Need New Body - Show me your Heart

did i get you into need new body? those are two of my favorite songs of theirs too.

Bazza
12-05-2006, 02:53 AM
Ok, in case anyone has problems with rar files, here's my mix tape as a zip :D

http://www.yousendit.com/download/zSJ9MY4vUTl5TA%3D%3D

nieh
12-05-2006, 03:56 AM
did i get you into need new body? those are two of my favorite songs of theirs too.

Yes. I actually got Where's Black Ben not long ago. It's insane. I like it but I kind of wish they did more stuff like the ones I uploaded.

Nina
12-05-2006, 08:35 AM
Since when do we have to be logged in to download stuff on yousendit :(

Tizzalicious
12-05-2006, 08:55 AM
You don't! I think you can, but don't have to.

It's taking ages to download everything here :(

TOY, your first one doesn't work for me at all.

Tizzalicious
12-05-2006, 09:02 AM
Oh grrrr. I just tried to unrar/zip Josh's, Per's and Brianna's, and they all gave me errors!

Now I only have a part of Michelle's (other half isn't done yet) and a part of TOY's (other half won't download). No full one :(

Vera
12-05-2006, 09:18 AM
Should I do one with ...

a) Indian film music

OR

b) the rock/pop sort of music I have on my iTunes?

Bazza
12-05-2006, 09:20 AM
Should I do one with ...

a) Indian film music

OR

b) the rock/pop sort of music I have on my iTunes?

Mix it up. I've not heard a great deal of Indian film music, so if there's some good songs then include them, try and educate people!

Vera
12-05-2006, 09:31 AM
I'd rather it be either one of each or either/or, not both mixed up - it's a mix tape but I feel like it should have a theme of some sort..

Forza
12-05-2006, 11:23 AM
Fawk it. Yousendit crashes my iexplorer when I try to upload something (no, I'm not installing that firefox shit here) and when I tried to upload it somewhere else after 2 hours it said I should try again. Ghey.

JohnnyNemesis
12-05-2006, 02:27 PM
Fact: Internet Explorer users deserve anything bad that happens to them.

0r4ng3
12-05-2006, 02:31 PM
Indeed. Same goes to AIM users, but to a lesser degree. I give them the benefit of the doubt.

XYlophonetreeZ
12-05-2006, 02:35 PM
Re: Per's music

Overall, a pretty good collection of tunes, my man. I already know and love that Belle & Sebastian song. I think it may be the best on The Boy With the Arab Strap. Also, thanks for introducing me to some of that Billy Corgan stuff! I've never been a huge fan of Billy or the Pumpkins, but I've never disliked him either. CameraEye was a neat song; kinda reminded me of some of Adore, but I think it's even more adventurous than that. And that Zwan song was pretty nice too.

Cherry Poppin' Daddies are loads of fun. But I already knew that.

I could get into the Dropkick Murphys. I like Flogging Molly and I'm a fan of the Irish/punk hybrid. I'd only heard "I'm Shipping Up to Boston" before (because of The Departed), but the song you uploaded was kickass too.

I've never liked Aesop Rock. While I enjoy his lyrics and some of his rhymes, I just think his voice is annoying. The Sage Francis song was better. More my kinda thing.

Mathilde Santhing has a cool style. I didn't love it or anything, but it was a good listening experience.

I found Danko Jones and The Pogues incredibly annoying, and had an overall reaction of "meh" to all the techno stuff you uploaded. Didn't like Billy Idol, but no surprise there.

Mew and Leonard Cohen also elicited reactions akin to "meh."

That French thing was alright musically, but I hate the song of the French language. I have major issues with admitting to liking anything Froggish.

The biggest surprise for me? "Way Over Yonder in the Minor Key." I <3 it! And normally I don't like anything that sounds remotely country. But I definitely agree with you- I'd rather listen to that over actual Woody Guthrie any day. I have friends that think that Wilco is the second coming of Christ, but I never really saw what was so special. I almost hate to say it, but I might have to rethink my opinion.

I'll do nieh next, even though I already have 4 or 5 of his songs.

Llamas
12-05-2006, 06:32 PM
I'd rather it be either one of each or either/or, not both mixed up - it's a mix tape but I feel like it should have a theme of some sort..

Seriously mix it up. no themes! I like diversity. and it's MY thread, so what I say goes, damnit!

All About Eve
12-05-2006, 07:35 PM
Dr. Treez: I thought 40/80 and Like Rats from a Sinking Ship were interesting choices for Lucky Boys Confusion. While I like 40/80 a whole lot, I feel like it's one of those songs that's much better when listened to with the rest of the album. As for Like Rats, I know it's new and I'm assuming you were trying to go multialbum, but it really sounds a pretty good deal like a Committment style song, a couple of which (Closer to Our Graves, Committment) might have... stood out (I guess?) a little better.

Edit: Le Chanson de Soldat was an excellent choice, even though you've put it a couple times before on here. I love that song.

XYlophonetreeZ
12-05-2006, 08:43 PM
I've been a little bored with Commitment for awhile, to be honest. Closer to Our Graves is a GREAT song, as are many others really, but I've definitely been more into Like Rats a lot more. And I prefer the overall sound of How to Get Out Alive to Commitment I think. As for 40/80, I've always liked it, but only now am I starting to love it. It's just total fun.

Betty
12-05-2006, 10:14 PM
I have various comments on some of your mixes but I'm gonna save that for now and make a huge post later.

I do want to make a Wilco/Billy Bragg comment though. I quite enjoy Wilco but for the most part I find that about half of the songs on their albums are really good and the other half are pretty meh. Way Over Yonder in the Minor Key is probably my favourite off of the Mermaid Avenue Vol. I album. SOOOOOOO SOOO good. I love to hear the reviews here! The fact that some of the best songs off of Per's mix are ones that I already love means there are only a few new ones that I took a liking to.

Vera
12-06-2006, 02:15 AM
Seriously mix it up. no themes! I like diversity. and it's MY thread, so what I say goes, damnit!

Oooookay. It's 50/50 Indian & Non-Indian now...

Llamas
12-06-2006, 02:53 AM
Oooookay. It's 50/50 Indian & Non-Indian now...

cool! :) ...I mean... DAMN RIGHT it is!! cause if you hadn't mixed it up... david told me he would give you no sex.

Vera
12-06-2006, 04:02 AM
Oh, I would *never* want that to happen.

Suggested order of listening:

1. Asha Bhosle - Dum Maro Dum
Hippie trippin', Bollywood style.
2. M&#234;l&#233;e - Lion's cage
3. Buddy Holly - Oh Boy!
Fifties rocked.
4. Common Rotation - Post-Modern
An online acquintance loves this band, so she sent me a bunch of tracks. I only really liked this one, now I love it.
5. Nuvvostanante Nenoddantana - Something something
One of the grooviest, awesomest songs produced for Indian celluloid, ever.
6. Jaan-e-Mann - Jaane Ka Jaane Na
Cool track from a recent movie. I just love this one.
7. Kent - Pojken Med H&#229;let i Handen
My Swedish love, rocking song from their first album; title means 'boy with a hole in his hand'.
8. Sangamam - Varaaga nathi
South Indian flavour; Carnatic influence.
9. Lata Mangeshkar - Mohabbat Ki Jhooti Kahaani
Song from a 1960's movie, way before the singer's voice appeared in Eternal Sunshine in Kate Winslet's stereo.
10. HowL & J - Perhaps Love
Korean pop song I picked up from a Korean drama show. Looove it.
11. Bluffmaster - Right Here Right Now
I like to call it India's first hip-hop song but that's probably not true.
12. Dil Chahta Hai - Koi Kahe Kehta Rahe
One of my all-time favourites, a song for the discoteque.
13. Racoon - Hanging With The Clowns
My first two Dutch loves are Bella & Tizz. My third one is Racoon, especially their vocalist. <3
14. The Housemartins - We are not going back
Socialist Christian 80's British poprock. Yeah, you read that correctly. Fatboy Slim's old band.
15. Boys - Girl Friend
Tamil pop - it's amazing that this and track 8 are composed by the same dude.
16. Omkara - Beedi
Omkara the movie, not the band.. This is my favourite track of 2006 crop of Bollywood music. It's like a heavily Indian rock song.
17. Ryan Gosling - Put Me in a Car
Ryan Gosling is hot. And can sing. Love this song.
18. Jimmy Eat World - 23
Definitely in my top 10 of JEW tracks.

DL link: http://rapidshare.com/files/6334554/mix_tape.rar.html

Llamas
12-06-2006, 04:05 AM
Ryan Gosling is hot.
omfg YES. and I don't care if he can sing because I will love it even if he can't because he's gorgeous.

Vera
12-06-2006, 04:07 AM
omfg YES. and I don't care if he can sing because I will love it even if he can't because he's gorgeous.

Yessss. But he can also sing, trust me. The song is nicely mellow, folkrock type. I OD on it quite happily.

Nina
12-06-2006, 05:51 AM
I liked the page T-6005 uploaded his music on, so I'm uploading it on megaupload right now.

Nina's Mix Tape (http://www.megaupload.com/de/?d=8CUCL5VB)

About My Mix
I wanted to create a specific mood. I thought of christmas time and winter in general. This morning I had to walk to the post office and the weather was misty and dark. The mix is based on that mood, though it is not supposed to be a depressing mix. I hope you enjoy it. I plan on making a second mix with a completely different theme.


A Perfect Circle - 3 Libras
I consider this one of the most beautiful songs that exist. It makes me sad and happy at once. I also think it's the perfect song to start this type of mixtape. The word "dream" comes to mind, doesnt it?

Beatles - The Night Before
A song to lighten the mood. It was difficult to pick one song of all the Beatles songs that exist. This song isnt cheerful, but it isnt upsetting either.

BjŲrk - Joga
Joga has a lot of energy to it. It builds up and creates an intense feeling inside. At least from my own experience.

Chevelle - Vitamin R
An energizing song. I personally think most of Chevelle's songs fits the theme I chose.

Cold - No One
This is one of those songs that makes one think. This is at least the effect it has on me. I cant ever imagine being all giggly and funny while listening to this song.

Coldplay - Clocks
I am sure all of you know this song. I think it's incredibly beautiful. Like most Coldplay songs, really.

En Vogue - Don't Let Go
Another song that has a lot of energy. You have to listen closely to understand what I mean. I heard this song being sung a capella and it was amazing. It almost made me teary-eyed because it's so...direct.

Godsmack - Awake
A little angry-sounding music never did any harm, right? I thought it fit.

Goo Goo Dalls - Broadway
Another "classic". I think I saw a couple Goo Goo Dalls songs being listed in this thread, but I'm not sure.

Jimmy Eat World - Ten
A typical Jimmy Eat World song. Simple and beautiful.

Marilyn Manson - Coma White
Now that's one of the upsetting songs that is among my favorites. I dunno what most of you guys think of Marilyn Manson, but I've always been a fan and I think most of their music is like Coma White; completely different to what the media tries to make the band's style seem, I believe.

Offspring - Autonomy
Another song to lighten up the mood. It's a nice example of plain songs that The Offspring have. And I mean plain in a good way.

Our Lady Peace - In Repair
The lead singer's voice is special. Some love it, some hate it. I personally adore it. I could listen to their stuff all day. In Repair is, which is no surprise, beautiful in my eyes.

Pink - Who Knew
Pink's stuff isnt all that bad. You should give her a chance.

Robbie Williams - Supreme
Oh, Robbie Williams. A person I secretly lust for. He is an amazing singer, he never seems to miss the notes.

Silverchair - Ana's Song
SAD.

Soundgarden - Black Hole Sun
Yet another "classic". I dont know anybody who doesnt like this song. And isnt the music video amazing? I remember watching it as a kid and freaking out.

Tool - Parabola
The perfect song to end this mix. The best Tool song in my opinion, but I dont know many songs yet so I might be a bad judge. This song is next to perfection. I love it.

Llamas
12-06-2006, 05:58 AM
I'm told there was an issue with my rar files... so I redid them as zip files. savefile is being super gay and the page isn't even loading... so I'm using some random site. It's really slow for me, though, which is very annoying. Each of the two zip files are taking 20 minutes to load... bah. So I'll edit once they're done.

EDIT FUCK! the site screwed up and it didn't give me a link. And wtf is wrong with savefile?? I'll do it later. Argh.

Llamas
12-06-2006, 06:01 AM
A Perfect Circle - 3 Libras
Pink
Soundgarden - Black Hole Sun
Tool - Parabola

<3 times a billion. but I can only listen to parabola when preceded with Parabol. I'm totally making you copies of their other cds, though. Aenima and 10,000 days are both equally as good as lateralus. undertow is damn good, too. and also, pink is a lot better than people think she is.

oh, and both Alec and I used ggd songs, but I used a song off superstar carwash, he did one off of a boy named goo, and you did one off dizzy up the girl, so it's a nice variety. :)

nieh
12-06-2006, 06:08 AM
Oh grrrr. I just tried to unrar/zip Josh's, Per's and Brianna's, and they all gave me errors!

What was the error?

Nina
12-06-2006, 06:09 AM
I had savefile problems too, which is why I chose megaupload.....but not even half the file is uploaded yet. jesus.

Yeah I know what you mean with Parabol/Parabola. But my mp3 player always screwed up and didnt play the list in order (it's a very complicated issue. If anyone thinks they know the reasoning to it, they are most likely horribly wrong) so I got used to listening to Parabola seperately. Though I can never only listen to Parabol ;P

Vera
12-06-2006, 06:13 AM
My internet always goes "boom" somewhere in the middle of trying to upload the file.. No use on sendspace, YSI.. Grr.

Does it defile the purpose of this mix tape to upload files separately?

Llamas
12-06-2006, 06:14 AM
try rapidshare. I'm using it right now, and it's working pretty well. it's also decently quick.

Llamas
12-06-2006, 06:40 AM
Okay.

Zip file of the first half of my mix. http://rapidshare.com/files/6323113/Brianna_s_mix_tape.zip.html

and part 2: http://rapidshare.com/files/6326380/Brianna_s_mix_tape_2.zip

Vera
12-06-2006, 08:01 AM
Oh, I would *never* want that to happen.

Suggested order of listening:

1. Asha Bhosle - Dum Maro Dum
Hippie trippin', Bollywood style.
2. MÍlťe - Lion's cage
3. Buddy Holly - Oh Boy!
Fifties rocked.
4. Common Rotation - Post-Modern
An online acquintance loves this band, so she sent me a bunch of tracks. I only really liked this one, now I love it.
5. Nuvvostanante Nenoddantana - Something something
One of the grooviest, awesomest songs produced for Indian celluloid, ever.
6. Jaan-e-Mann - Jaane Ka Jaane Na
Cool track from a recent movie. I just love this one.
7. Kent - Pojken Med HŚlet i Handen
My Swedish love, rocking song from their first album; title means 'boy with a hole in his hand'.
8. Sangamam - Varaaga nathi
South Indian flavour; Carnatic influence.
9. Lata Mangeshkar - Mohabbat Ki Jhooti Kahaani
Song from a 1960's movie, way before the singer's voice appeared in Eternal Sunshine in Kate Winslet's stereo.
10. HowL & J - Perhaps Love
Korean pop song I picked up from a Korean drama show. Looove it.
11. Bluffmaster - Right Here Right Now
I like to call it India's first hip-hop song but that's probably not true.
12. Dil Chahta Hai - Koi Kahe Kehta Rahe
One of my all-time favourites, a song for the discoteque.
13. Racoon - Hanging With The Clowns
My first two Dutch loves are Bella & Tizz. My third one is Racoon, especially their vocalist. <3
14. The Housemartins - We are not going back
Socialist Christian 80's British poprock. Yeah, you read that correctly. Fatboy Slim's old band.
15. Boys - Girl Friend
Tamil pop - it's amazing that this and track 8 are composed by the same dude.
16. Omkara - Beedi
Omkara the movie, not the band.. This is my favourite track of 2006 crop of Bollywood music. It's like a heavily Indian rock song.
17. Ryan Gosling - Put Me in a Car
Ryan Gosling is hot. And can sing. Love this song.
18. Jimmy Eat World - 23
Definitely in my top 10 of JEW tracks.

DL link coming when it finishes uploading.

http://rapidshare.com/files/6334554/mix_tape.rar.html

JohnnyNemesis
12-06-2006, 08:06 AM
So, like, lolz, anyone d/l mine?!

Bazza
12-06-2006, 08:13 AM
So, like, lolz, anyone d/l mine?!

I've had a brief listen through (I've been trying to listen to everyone's, but there's so many). Anyways so far a few tracks have stood out. Whilst I'm not normally into this sort of music I think Your Retro Career Melted is pretty good and the two Ratatat songs are easy to listen to, maybe a bit chill out (like background music).

Edit: And the Depeche Mode song is pretty good, might have to listen to some of their other stuff.

All About Eve
12-06-2006, 10:22 AM
So, like, lolz, anyone d/l mine?!
What he said, except about mine.

Mannen som blev en gris
12-06-2006, 10:27 AM
An opportunity to whore out my music? I'll take it!

Edit because I'm like that.

Tizzalicious
12-06-2006, 12:13 PM
What was the error?

I forgot =/

I got some of them done now though, but not yours, because our internet kept crashing.

Rick, I have yours, didn't listen to it yet though, I probably will tomorrow.

So far I listened to Michelle's, which I LOVED, like I expected. And a part of AAE's, some good songs there, some were a liiiittle to long, or too Japanese ;) I adore that GooGooDolls songs though, it's one of my favourites from them.

nightvision
12-06-2006, 03:22 PM
7. Sonata Arctica- Kingdom for a Heart

This song reminds me of Castlevania and I love it!

Llamas
12-06-2006, 04:06 PM
So, like, lolz, anyone d/l mine?!


What he said, except about mine.

I have all of them downloaded (minus mannen's and sanni's). I've still only had time to listen to per's and josh's, though....


I forgot =/

I got some of them done now though, but not yours, because our internet kept crashing.

Rick, I have yours, didn't listen to it yet though, I probably will tomorrow.

So far I listened to Michelle's, which I LOVED, like I expected. And a part of AAE's, some good songs there, some were a liiiittle to long, or too Japanese ;) I adore that GooGooDolls songs though, it's one of my favourites from them.

Let me know if you have any problems with the zip files I uploaded. I hope they work!

T-6005
12-06-2006, 07:23 PM
I wanted to mention some songs that didn't make it onto the list but that I still think everyone should know. I had no particular reason for some of the ones I put on the list, I just felt they should be there, but if some people are ignorant I should mention those that were honorable mentions.

Annie Lennox & The Eurythmics - Sweet Dreams
Indochine - Alice & June
Eric Clapton - My Father's Eyes
The Pixies - Where Is My Mind

Llamas
12-06-2006, 08:44 PM
Response to Alec's mix.

-I know this "Laid" song, probably the original... I like this guy's voice, but this song has always annoyed me. I think the melody is just way too predictable and something about it just really gets to me. Don't think I've heard the BTE version, though.
-Toad the Wet Sprocket I think we talked about once on AIM. They're alright, but I've never been able to get into them. This song kinda bores me :-/
-Not much to say about MB20. I like the "mad season" album quite a bit, but the first and newer albums were kinda bland for me... though that tends to be part of their appeal. This is probably one of the better songs on that album, though.
-I like the electric six song. interesting voice, and the music is decent. I probably couldn't get into an entire album like this, but the song is cool.
-Ayreon... well love the style of music, of course. The guy's voice isn't really my thing... but I'd be interested in checking out more from them, even though they're a little too overly synthy. also, there's no brass section... what are you talking about?? it's just a bunch of synths and guitars....
-Do I have to say anything about BTE? They absolutely rock! I almost put At the Stars on my mix. PS: do you have "closer"? that's the only album I don't have... you should send it to me!
-EMF song has a really cool intro. the rest is catchy and fun. I don't know the song you mentioned as them being famous for, might have to check it out.
-the hollywood symphony orchestra is a little overly cheesy for my taste. I wouldn't consider this an orchestral song, either, due to all the synths and electronic sounds. to me, it sounds like a great song for a final fantasy game, and it's rather powerful for videogame music... but I wouldn't consider it a particularly good instrumental piece... probably because I dislike the electronic sounds in it.
-Garbage is great. Never heard this song before, but I really like it. I love Shirley's voice so much. They also make great use of electronic sounds without it being annoying or overpowering.
-Love GGD. I like the guitar solo in that song, but it's from one of my least favorite albums of theirs.
-I don't like REM at all, so I won't comment on the song. I just can't stand his voice.
-Steve Vai has quite a powerful voice. I'd heard of him before, but I hadn't heard this song. I really like it... will have to check out more by him.
-BNL is one of my favorite bands of all time, as you know. I dooo know this song, too, even though I don't have the greatest hits album. I think I have it somehow as a b-side. It's a pretty good song, and I love the strange time signatures at points. Ed's voice > Steve's voice, though. :-P
-Candlebox is a pretty strong 90s grunge band. I saw them at summerfest this last summer... their show was really dull (read: grunge), but they're great musicians. Oh, and I looooooove this song too much. Even more than "You".
-I can't take this Ike Ike song... sorry. :-/
-TSO's original album is gold. And way to say exactly what we talked about in your description. :-P They're so great, though. and beethoven's last night is soooo much better than their christmas music. Best rock opera ever, IMO. PS: what is eternal IS an original of theirs. A lot of the songs on the album aren't, but what is eternal is not a beethoven song, minus the interlude of the piano version of the most popular line from Ode to Joy.
-Yeah, we already discussed the DMB song. Oh, yeah, and I forgot there's soprano sax in this song, which I am so annoyed by. Soprano sax only sounds good in a sax ensemble... otherwise EWW. :(

Llamas
12-06-2006, 11:33 PM
OMG Tired of You I LOVEOOOOVEOOEOVEO YOUR MIX TAPE!!! I loooooove all the folk styles on it and the fact that it's almost all stuff I've never ever heard of. The first five songs are gold. Not a fan of REM or Bjork... and of course I know toad the wet sprocket, garbage, dandy warhols.... but otherwise, it's all super awesome stuff I've never heard. omg. <3.

By first five songs... I mean Mes Aieux, New Pornographers, Stars, Corvus Corax, Les Cowboys Filantes.

Also, I've always hated the French language and how it sounds... but it sooooo suits these songs. wtf? wow.

Tizzalicious
12-07-2006, 12:05 AM
Per and I decided to be smart and send each other the mixes that only one of us had through MSN, which went incredibly fast since we are on the same server (much better than over an hour for each mix). So now I have all of them, except Sanni's, because hers wouldn't download. And Mannen Som .... Because I know I would hate every single song on it.

Oh, and Brianna, 2 of your songs don't work, it gives an error when unzipping.

Llamas
12-07-2006, 12:08 AM
boo. can you tell me which songs they were? I'd send you them through email if you let me know which ones. :)

wheelchairman
12-07-2006, 12:12 AM
Well I've listened to Xylo's. I liked about half of it. But I didn't dislike anything. Either you had a lot of REM (and I know you had one song) or you like a lot of betters that are strikingly similar to REM.

Tizzalicious
12-07-2006, 12:54 AM
boo. can you tell me which songs they were? I'd send you them through email if you let me know which ones. :)

The error said Arch Drive Goodbye (the file is corrupt)

and then the next error said: "Unexpected end of archive", so that's probably just a random thing because of that one file. I haven't listened to the rest yet though, so I'm not sure if those do work. I hope so.

Llamas
12-07-2006, 01:14 AM
Okay, well let me know when you check, and let me know if it's just arch drive goodbye that doesn't work. I'll email you that song and any others that don't work.

Tizzalicious
12-07-2006, 01:37 AM
Alright :) I'm gonna listen to it when I came back from doing groceries I think. I need to listen with my headphones (crappy laptop speakers), so I can't do it while doing other stuff. But I'll let you know!

Vera
12-07-2006, 02:05 AM
Why wouldn't mine dl? :/ Oddness, rapidshare's usually pretty good. The only problem is that you have to wait quote a while to get to the actual download link...

I forgot to warn y'all, most of my files are m4a & I guess will only play on iTunes... Some are mp3, though.

Llamas
12-07-2006, 02:06 AM
Why wouldn't mine dl? :/ Oddness, rapidshare's usually pretty good. The only problem is that you have to wait quote a while to get to the actual download link...

I forgot to warn y'all, most of my files are m4a & I guess will only play on iTunes... Some are mp3, though.

m4a plays in winamp, doesn't it? Ah, well, I'm sure I can just convert them. :)

All About Eve
12-07-2006, 03:31 AM
Response to Alec's mix.



-I like the electric six song. interesting voice, and the music is decent. I probably couldn't get into an entire album like this, but the song is cool.

You need to hear "Gay Bar".

-Ayreon... well love the style of music, of course. The guy's voice isn't really my thing... but I'd be interested in checking out more from them, even though they're a little too overly synthy. also, there's no brass section... what are you talking about?? it's just a bunch of synths and guitars....
I was thinking of a different song.

-Do I have to say anything about BTE? They absolutely rock! I almost put At the Stars on my mix. PS: do you have "closer"? that's the only album I don't have... you should send it to me!
Nope, Greatest Hits songs. I can't find BTE cds anywhere.

-EMF song has a really cool intro. the rest is catchy and fun. I don't know the song you mentioned as them being famous for, might have to check it out.
"The things, you say, you're unbelievable" -- You've NEVER heard that?


-the hollywood symphony orchestra is a little overly cheesy for my taste. I wouldn't consider this an orchestral song, either, due to all the synths and electronic sounds. to me, it sounds like a great song for a final fantasy game, and it's rather powerful for videogame music... but I wouldn't consider it a particularly good instrumental piece... probably because I dislike the electronic sounds in it.

Well it IS a videogame intro.


-Steve Vai has quite a powerful voice. I'd heard of him before, but I hadn't heard this song. I really like it... will have to check out more by him.

Unfortunately, he's generally a solo guitarist.

-I can't take this Ike Ike song... sorry. :-/
I didn't expect anyone except maybe Jebus to anyways.

Tizzalicious
12-07-2006, 07:48 AM
Why wouldn't mine dl? :/ Oddness, rapidshare's usually pretty good. The only problem is that you have to wait quote a while to get to the actual download link...

I forgot to warn y'all, most of my files are m4a & I guess will only play on iTunes... Some are mp3, though.

I have no idea, I tried to twice, I did the whole waiting thing, and then that code came up, so I put in the code, and then it keeps saying it's the wrong code, which it isn't.

XYlophonetreeZ
12-07-2006, 09:55 AM
Well I've listened to Xylo's. I liked about half of it. But I didn't dislike anything. Either you had a lot of REM (and I know you had one song) or you like a lot of betters that are strikingly similar to REM.
I had three R.E.M. songs. Vat do you mean? More specific plz!

Tired_Of_You
12-07-2006, 10:16 AM
OMG Tired of You I LOVEOOOOVEOOEOVEO YOUR MIX TAPE!!! I loooooove all the folk styles on it and the fact that it's almost all stuff I've never ever heard of. The first five songs are gold. Not a fan of REM or Bjork... and of course I know toad the wet sprocket, garbage, dandy warhols.... but otherwise, it's all super awesome stuff I've never heard. omg. <3.

By first five songs... I mean Mes Aieux, New Pornographers, Stars, Corvus Corax, Les Cowboys Filantes.

Also, I've always hated the French language and how it sounds... but it sooooo suits these songs. wtf? wow.I'm really glad you liked them!

Stars is my favorite band EVAR. Their first CD is quite different from their two others (more of an electronic sound), but it's good too. Personally, I prefer Set Yourself on Fire. <3 lovelovelove.

Les Cowboys Fringants (Cowboys Filantes? haha! I like this typo) and Mes AÔeux really have that folk-rock-Quebec-trad-sound or whatever how it's called and it's really good. The lyrics are quite good too, but I'm probably almost the only one here who can understand them :(. I uploaded Les …toiles Filantes by Les Cowboys, but it's not even my favourite song. It's a really good song in my opinion, but some are even better and I could upload others if you'd like (or for any of the other bands I've uploaded) or I could tell my favourites. Just talking about them makes me want to listen all their songs.

If you (and everybody else) want more songs from one of the bands I uploaded, just ask me.

I downloaded two Mix Tapes and I plan on downloading others when I'll have the time (when I don't have 476537 exams at the same time), which should be next week. Sooo reviews soon.

Mannen som blev en gris
12-08-2006, 03:08 PM
According to YouSendIt, my files have been downloaded 5 times. And I hope those 5 aren't guests. So yeah... give me opinions.


And I'd like to inform everyone that I am now downloading all of your "tapes". I have some left, and so far I've only listened to WCM's. I really don't know what to think about it though. Some of it is crap, but some is alright. Not alright as in good, but alright as in not bad. That's all I have to say for now.

Llamas
12-08-2006, 03:15 PM
Downloaded doesn't mean listened to. I've downloaded all of them here, and only listened to 4 of them so far.

Mannen som blev en gris
12-08-2006, 03:24 PM
I see. But you're one. Not five. Anyway, AAE... Ike Ike could be the creepiest song that's ever been played through these speakers. Something's.... wrong.

Also, I now have all zips downloaded. I should be able to listen to at least one more tonight and some during the rest of the weekend (no I don't have anything else to do :()

Tired_Of_You
12-08-2006, 04:44 PM
Per!

Overall, it's good. The song I prefered and by far is Way Over Yonder in the Minor K. Oh my, I loooooove that song. Usually, I don't like this kind of music, so that was surprising. Another one that totally surprised me was the Cherry Poppin' Daddies. I agree with you when you say it's well put together. Those two songs are definitely my favourite on your mix tape. The chorus of Mew-Apocalypso is really good. Mathilde Santhing was interesting to say the least. The Pogues song your uploaded didn't really interested me that much the first time I heard it, but the more I listen to it, the more I like it. Really good, can't stop listening. Also, I already knew a few Dropkick Murphys songs, but I never really got into them. They're good, but not enough for me to feel like listening to them most of the time. Billy Idol was good. I really don't know a lot of his songs, I might check some other songs.

Aesop Rock isn't my thing, and I don't really know what I think of it yet...
Sage Francis was not bad at all. I'd have to listen to these songs more than just once or twice for me to be able to give better opinion, but I prefered Sage Francis. Another one that I'm still unsure about is Leonard Cohen. I like his song, but at the same time, it's as if I couldn't really remember the melody. I think I might like it more and more if I'd listen to it more. Billy Corgan and Zwan are okay, but just... okay... if you know what I mean.

As for Francis Cabrel, I never liked his music. I didn't know the song you posted, so I gave him another change and I still really don't like him. :/ Besides that, I didn't really like any of the techno stuff you posted.

edit : I had written a review of each song, but my computer crashed and everything disappeared, so I might have forgotten some songs.

If I'm not wrong, Josh is next.

wheelchairman
12-09-2006, 09:32 AM
I've listened to Xylo's, Nina's, Ricky's, and reviews are coming as soon as I finish TOY's.

Bazza, I'm not gonna download yours because you're an idiot.
AAE, I'm not gonna download yours because I don't really know you. Nothing personal, but I am not interested in your taste in music. Please don't take offense.
Mannen, I didn't download yours because I don't like heavy metal.
The rest of you, I didn't download yours because I don't have winrar.
Betty I'm downloading yours.
oh and Vera I didn't download yours because half of it is Indian music and that would just piss me off. :( And I have neither winamp nor itunes and I certainly don't want itunes ever again. :( :(

Vera
12-09-2006, 12:34 PM
oh and Vera I didn't download yours because half of it is Indian music and that would just piss me off. :( And I have neither winamp nor itunes and I certainly don't want itunes ever again. :( :(

No prob. I didn't expect mine to reach huge popularity anyway..

Llamas
12-09-2006, 02:14 PM
The rest of you, I didn't download yours because I don't have winrar.


Dude, I uploaded it again as a zip file. Go back like one page. I uploaded the whole thing in two ZIP files just for you, jerk!

Llamas
12-09-2006, 02:15 PM
Here, Per. I made it easy for you. :P


Okay.

Zip file of the first half of my mix. http://rapidshare.com/files/6323113/Brianna_s_mix_tape.zip.html

and part 2: http://rapidshare.com/files/6326380/Brianna_s_mix_tape_2.zip

wheelchairman
12-09-2006, 02:20 PM
oh hey. I guess you did. My bad.

XYlophonetreeZ
12-09-2006, 03:49 PM
Re: Josh's mix

I downloaded this a few days ago but never really got the time to review it. So I'ma do that now.

1. The Flaming Lips- Psychiatric Explorations of the Fetus With Needles
I've never been a big Flaming Lips fan. With this song I couldn't really get past thinking that the static buzz on the guitars was annoying as hell.

2. Sufjan Stevens- Dear Mr. Supercomputer
I've listened to some Sufjan Stevens before, and I think that he's nothing short of a brilliant songwriter and I loved some of the simpler stuff he did earlier in his career. But I found the Illinois album kind of annoying. I'm not taking anything away from him because the songs are just brilliantly written, but a lot of the time the sounds and voices in his songs are a little irritating. But I liked this song better than most of Illinois.

3. Pinback- Offline P.K.
I had never heard of this band before, but they sound pretty good. It's nice to hear some emo that doesn't suck every now and then. I especially liked the end of this song.

4. Cursive- Mothership, Mothership, Do You Read Me?
Wow, more good emo. A very nice main riff and the song is always going somewhere new so it keeps you listening. The voice is pretty emo-generic though.

5. Minus the Bear- Fine + 2 Pts.
I already knew I loved this one. Nice choice. One of my favorite MTB songs.

6. The Dismemberment Plan- The Other Side
Also knew I loved this one. Great song, great lyrics, great everything. The drums are spastic yet it never loses its beat, and the descending bassline is just awesome.

7. Mr. Bungle- Carry Stress in the Jaw
I'd only heard "Quote Unquote" prior to this, and this song gave me pretty much the same impression about Mr. Bungle. Patton is awesome, but this stuff is just too much of an experiment for me to take seriously. There are a zillion parts in a nine-minute song, and the transitions really aren't THAT natural. They're okay, but it's still just an excuse to be schizophrenic.

8. Need New Body- Poppa B
I really like this one. It's not often you hear banjo done right, and the piano is simple yet nice. It's a simple song really, but it does something different. Kinda goofy, yet kinda sweet.

9. Man Man- Spider Cider
Also knew this one already. I love their ability to incorporate humor with music that's actually fun to listen to. This song in particular is catchy and danceable.

10. Minus the Bear- Hooray
Obviously I knew this one too. It's honestly never been one of my very favorite MTB songs, but it's still pretty good. It's really pretty at some parts, but I can't make up my mind on whether I like the chorus. Sometimes I think they should have taken it in a different direction that would have preserved the calm mood created by the verse.

11. The Dismemberment Plan- The City
This is the first song I've heard by these guys not called "The Other Side." I like this one well enough, even if it's not the masterpiece that song is. Good, subtle use of synths. Judging by the two songs, I'd say these guys are great lyricists.

12. The Mars Volta- Drunkship of Lanterns
Also knew this one. I think all of the songs on De-Loused are better in the context of the full album. This one especially. It's such an epic. But I guess it's good to choose a song that really shows off their talent, and this song certainly does that.

13. The Flaming Lips- Waitin' for a Superman
I already said I don't like the Flaming Lips. Their sound is too indie-generic to me. But I still think this song is much better than the other Flaming Lips song you put up. Not sure if I like it enough to keep it though.

14. Pinback- B
This song is more interesting than their other song, and the repeated vocal part at the end is contagious and makes me wanna sing along. Actually, this one may be my favorite song on your mix other than "Fine + 2 Pts." and "The Other Side," both of which I already had.

15. The Stickmen- Master Brow
Pretty cool instrumentally, but I can't take the vocals seriously. I kinda don't think I'm even supposed to.

16. Need New Body- Show Me Your Heart
This song makes me picture a bunch of robots working in a factory. I didn't like it as much as Poppa B. And it's too long.

17. Reel Big Fish- S.R.
These guys sound like they'd be a barrel of monkeys live. This was a cool gimmick, and it's even a good amount of fun to listen to. I'm sure it would be amazing live.

18. The Dismemberment Plan- Ellen and Ben
Whoa, this time the synths aren't so subtle. But they add a lot to a song that otherwise sounds kinda like a 90s alternative rock song. Sometimes lyrics like this, that just tell a story, are great.

I don't have a lot of time on my hands. I guess I'll download some other people's stuff, but I can't promise quick reviews for everyone. I'll try to do them eventually though.

Bazza
12-09-2006, 04:59 PM
Bazza, I'm not gonna download yours because you're an idiot.

Seriously, even if you don't like me at least give the music a try. That's what this threads all about, finding new music.

T-6005
12-09-2006, 06:57 PM
Per, WinRar is free. How hard could it be to obtain? It would take about a minute.

All About Eve
12-09-2006, 07:33 PM
Bazza, I'm not gonna download yours because you're an idiot.
AAE, I'm not gonna download yours because I don't really know you.
I'm not taking offense, but that is still one of the most ridiculous things I've ever heard.

Llamas
12-09-2006, 07:44 PM
I think it's dumb to not check out music just cause you don't know or like someone... I don't this mannen guy and I still downloaded his... and I don't generally care for bazza, but I downloaded his... Oh, and I don't know Betty, but I downloaded hers. I just don't see the point... new music is new music.

T-6005
12-09-2006, 10:06 PM
Oh, and I don't know Betty, but I downloaded hers.
Michelle is kewl. u r missing out.

Llamas
12-09-2006, 10:28 PM
lyk omg :(

wheelchairman
12-10-2006, 02:42 AM
Well it's never been my priority to check out new music. That's only ever played more or less a background priority. Furthermore I have slow internet which I share with tizz, and the mix tapes make it a lot slower.

Also it doesn't seem to be free at that rarlabs site that Betty linked to. Maybe I just misunderstood.

Llamas
12-10-2006, 02:46 AM
http://www.rarlab.com/download.htm go there for winrar. It's free. You were looking at the other things they offer that say "Buy Winrar archiver" and stuff.

Betty
12-10-2006, 03:06 AM
Regarding not wanting to downloading music cause you don't know people... FUCK that.

I listened to Brianna's mix. It was probably my favourite of all of them so far. There were a few songs I absolutely fell in love with. Also, I have no idea who the hell Bazza is, but his mix was great too. Another one of my favourites actually. Probably BECAUSE I'm not as familiar with their tastes and therefore didn't already KNOW ALL OF THE SONGS.

I have actual reviews, but I want to put some substantial effort into writing them up when I do so.

Josh's had a lot of songs that are typical Josh songs. Jon's had a lot of songs that are typical Jon songs. AAE had typical AAE songs. I like Per's, Tizz's and Val's taste in music already so obviously enjoyed those, or at least some. Oh, and Rick. Dope Beatz kicked ass. It cheered me up when I was writing an awful assignment and pulling an all-nighter.

I didn't download Mannen's because I don't like metal. Sorry. Nina's I think was on Mega Upload and I really couldn't be bothered to understand that website/register to another website. And Sanni's I just haven't gotten to yet cause it was put up later. I know I TRIED, honestly, TRIED, to listen to a bunch of the indian songs some time ago when she uploaded a bunch, and I just didn't enjoy any of them, so I don't know... we'll see.

Oh. And Thi. I forgot. I'll do that too. We have such opposite taste in so many things. But you hooked me on John Butler Trio. And I kinda like Ash. So I'll get around to that.

Oh. And. By the way. If you at all like upbeat catchy rock 'n' roll music, then I have kickass taste so you're missing out if you don't download mine. Ask Tizz.

Llamas
12-10-2006, 03:09 AM
I listened to Brianna's mix. It was probably my favourite of all of them so far. There were a few songs I absolutely fell in love with.

Sweet! I'm glad someone liked mine! And since you liked mine, that makes me more excited to listen to yours when I get around to it. :)

Betty
12-10-2006, 03:13 AM
I don't even really like rapping and I'm hooked on that damn song...

Llamas
12-10-2006, 03:30 AM
July by the Blend? Or the Jay Z song? I assume you mean July. Both are amazing songs, though. :)

Bazza
12-10-2006, 10:34 AM
Also, I have no idea who the hell Bazza is, but his mix was great too. Another one of my favourites actually.

Thanks! :D

I'll give my opinion on everyone's soon, it just takes along time to listen to them all etc and I've had a fair bit on. I'll try and get a couple done by tonight.

Tizzalicious
12-10-2006, 11:00 AM
Oh. And. By the way. If you at all like upbeat catchy rock 'n' roll music, then I have kickass taste so you're missing out if you don't download mine. Ask Tizz.

It's true. I listened to yours first because I knew I'd like it.

I haven't listen to everyone's yet, so I don't have much to say about it, but I will sometime.

Bazza
12-10-2006, 01:31 PM
Ok, here’s my review on Betty’s Mix Tape. Firstly thank you for labelling up the tracks and having them all in MP3’s (makes it look more professional an easier to work with), so first impressions suggest it’ll be a good mix!

01 - Hawksley Workman - Anger As Beauty
Initial impressions made me think slightly of U2, but maybe a bit heavier. As the song goes on it definitely gets better. There’s a good fusion of sounds and beats, making it difficult for me to place a genre on it. Definitely going to download some more of their stuff and hopefully it’s just as good!

02 - Hell On Wheels - The Soda
Relaxing and easy to listen to is how I would describe this song. A bit like Kings Of Leon, but better (I’m not a huge fan of Kings Of Leon). But definitely something I’ll explore.

03 - The New Pornographers - The Bleeding Heart Show
It seems that The New Pornographers are a fairly popular band in this thread, yet I had never heard of them before. Initial impressions were of a good melodic/acoustic intro, however I’m not overly keen on the synth part. However as the song goes on I get more into it and actual come to enjoy it very much. Again another easy to listen to song.

04 - Immaculate Machine - Broken Ship
I think I’m definitely getting a feel for what sort of music you’re into now. The lead singer definitely gives me the impression of Blondie. Ok I might sound a bit repetitive now, but yet again a song that is easy to listen to (as in doesn’t hurt my ears, and possible if I knew the words I’d song along!).

05 – Novillero – Hypothesist
Piano intro’s are sooo underrated!! And it gets better, there’s trumpets!! This is definitely a happy/cheery song. I haven’t heard of these guys before, but they are now on my download list!!

06 - Jeremy Fisher – Highschool
A good acoustic song. I love music like this because it’s not harsh to listen to. Good use of harmonica as well. I’m not too sure what sort of genre this music is, but it’s definitely a fusion of folk, acoustic, soft rock, which works really well.

07 - Yo La Tengo – Lewis
I could have sworn the title said Tango! I was expecting something along the lines of Mas Que Nada! However I wasn’t disappointed. Another easy to listen to song. It reminds of another artist, but I can’t quite place who. I like the guitar solo at the end as well.

08 - Camera Obscura - Let's Get Out Of This Country
Maybe a little too pop for me, but I’m not going to knock it. It sounds too serious anyway to be pop and on further listening sounds slightly country at the end! Another song that doesn’t just have to have your traditional qurtet of bass guitar, rhythm guitar, lead guitar and drums. I like the use of the violin in the background, and I’d love to hear more artists experiment with different instruments.

09 - Belle And Sebastian - Simple Things
I’ve heard of Belle & Sebastian before, but never gave them a chance. This song definitely gives me the feel of 60’s hippy rock. I can imagine loads of people high on pot dancing around to it, and I’m pretty sure I would join in!

10 - Consonant - The Kiss
I was almost tempted to start singing Mrs Robinson along to this song, but then I refrained and sat back and listened. A catchy song that is also serious, and I can see all my housemates wanting to download off me!

11 - Paul Westerberg - Lookin' Out Forever
I’m not normally into this kind of country rock (please don’t hate me for calling it that, but that’s the impression I get of some old man in a barn in Texas!). But again you fail to disappoint in providing a song that is easy to listen to and doesn’t make me want to skip forward.

12 - The John Butler Trio - Hello
An upbeat song that’s got a good rhythm, and feels slightly funk like in places. I actually quite like this and I’m currently downloading the album!

13 - Bruce Springsteen - Spirit In The Night
Wow, this isn’t what I’d expect from Bruce Springsteen. Never really listen to any Springsteen so really didn’t know what to expect. I enjoy the jazz vibes coming off from this song (possibly due to the piano and sax!). I’m quite surprised how much I actually like this song!

14 - Van Morrison - Wild Night
I always get a good feel for songs by the intro, and this one indicated an upbeat happy song. I like this sort of music, sounds like an upbeat version of the Eagles and I think I’ll be downloading some more of this.

15 - Frank Black - Everything Is New
I’m really liking this mix tape. It’s got a lot of really good music and making my list of downloads very long!

16 - The Kooks - Ooh La
I heard The Kooks about a year ago now, my friends went to see them, but didn’t bother asking me :( I like their album, and think they’re very easy to listen to.

17 - Tapes 'N Tapes – Insistor
Initially sounds like a decent version of The Killers (i.e. less pop), and gets even better, not a lot more I can say, as I feel like I’ll be repeating myself again.

18- The Dresden Dolls – Mandy Goes To Med School
This song has a Muse feel to it, but more upbeat (not as depressing) also you can understand the singing, rather than a dreary moan. Another a good offering, thanks!

Thanks for the Mix Tape, it's really really good. I think I may be having to download quite a lot of stuff now. I really like the genre of music and hope this bodes well for other mix tapes, thanks!

More reviews to come shortly...

Bazza
12-10-2006, 02:47 PM
Right second up is ilovellamas.

Alanis Morissette Ė Eight Easy Steps
I have to admit I was dubious as to whether I should play this song or not. But then I thought Iíd give it a chance (thatís what itís all about, right?!). So pushing aside the never ending ďisnít it ironicĒ tune that was going through my head I gave this song a try. And it turned out that itís quite a good song, I guess that sums up my attitude towards Alanis Morissette, Iíll initially steer clear (Iím male and listen to punk/rock), but when I hear it I actually find it quite good to listen to.

Natalie Imbruglia Ė That Day
Again another situation very similar to the Alanis Morissette one. Iíll confess I put my headphones in for this one, so my housemates couldnít hear what Iím listening to (saves me embarrassment). The song is quite good, I think I remember hearing it in the charts, and I can see how it can be catchy. However, at the end of the day itís not my cup of tea, oh well at least I gave it a chance.

Dispatch Ė Open Up
Now weíre talking, headphones disconnected, volume up to 100%! A decent reggae song which seems slightly different, I canít uite place it though. This song made me actually dance around in my seat! And made me want to sing along, but sadly I donít know the words (yet!). Iím definitely going to download some more of this.

The Music Ė Bleed From Within
Iím loving the ďdududu dumdum dumdum duhĒ part in the middle. What more can I say, great song and will get some more of their stuff, thanks!

The Blend Ė July
Wow, a rather unexpected rap part starts after the intro of this song, but it actually works. I enjoyed Jay-Z and Linkin Parkís elaboration (please donít hurt me, it was different and I respected that), but this takes it to another level, funk-rap! Iím enjoying this song, but sadly I doubt Iíll be able to find them on the Internet.

Collective Soul Ė The Dandy Life
I like slow/mellow songs, and find this really good. Has a similar feel to Get Cape, Wear Cape, Fly (see my mix), but using electric guitars as opposed to acoustics. I havenít heard of this band before (are they big in America?), but I feel they could do well in the UK.

Goo Goo Dolls Ė Domino
Iíve got a couple of the Gooís albums, but this song isnít on either. Itís definitely a lot faster than I was expecting, but thatís good. I could easily listen to this and more (which album is it from? And are the other songs similar in pace/style?).

Regina Spektor Ė Apres Moi
Initial impressions: 1940ís cabaret. Also sounds like Kate Bush a little. Probably something I wouldnít rush out to get, but then it doesnít pain me to listen to so Iím not going to skip to the end of this song (Iíll hear it through, you never know what I might miss). And surprise surprise it picks up towards the end with the drums kicking in.

Static-X Ė Just In Case
From the intro I knew it wouldnít quite be something Iíd like. However I was surprised that lots of screaming and shouting didnít kick in (something I canít stand), instead the vocalist gives the impression that heís shouting slightly but not (itís weird and I canít explain it very well). However itís probably a bit to heavy for me, sorry.

System Of A Down Ė Soil
Classic SOAD. A good song, probably wouldnít sound out of place on Toxicity (my favourite album of thereís). Thereís something about them, which suggests I shouldnít like them, but as I listen more and more I find them better and better.

Sister Hazel Ė Little Things
Ok, Iím slightly confused/worried by the artist name. I thought Iíd be listening to some sort of gospel band, instead it turns out that itís actually a decent ska band. I think I may need more paper for this download list.

Tool Ė Lateralus
What can I say, I already have this song on my laptop, and therefore I must like it!!

Jay-Z Ė Meet The ParentsďOh Oh Oh Yeah Oh Oh OhĒ. Unfortunately all rap sounds very similar to me, to many ďyeah yeahĒ, ďoh ohĒ, yet Iíll give it a chance. Like I said, I liked the collaboration with Linkin Park, but this probably is a bit too much for me.

Better Than Ezra Ė Pull
Never heard of these guys before, but I think Iíll be getting some more. I like how itís heavy, but slow at the same time and has a good use of vocals.

Hanson Ė Hand In Hand
Sorry but itís too pop (reminds me of Busted and McFly), itís more like something my girlfriend will listen to (maybe Iíll play it to her, then at least someoneís benefited!). I guess the stigma of mmbop hasnít worn off yet.

Eve 6 Ė Arch Drive Goodbye
Not too bad, but sounds a bit manufactured to me (sounds boyband like, are they?).

Tomte - Norden Der Welt
Hooray for German bands! Havenít got a clue what theyíre saying but somehow I enjoy listening. I guess itís because I prefer songs that are musically very good (lyrics tend to come second when deciding if I like a song or not). An easy to listen to song, Tomte are now on the list!!

Wir Sind Helden - Nur Ein Wort
Basically the same as what I said above. However this song is more upbeat and easy to dance around to. Sounds like a summer song, should be listened to outdoors in a field!!

Overall, a fairly decent mix tape (putting emphasis on the mix cos there's definately a lot of variety). Sorry if i repeated myself a little bit at times, but it's very difficult having to write about songs. Again thanks for the Mix Tape, there's definately stuff amongst the list that I'll download.

Endymion
12-10-2006, 09:23 PM
ok, i finally got around to doing one.

Al Duvall - Out on the Barge
An Albatross - I Will Swim into the Lazer Eye
Annabel Lee Murders - Right Before I Cum, Punch Me in the Face
Black Eyes - Another Country
Dr. Doctor - HH is Avant Garde
Ex Models - Sex Automata
Flying Luttenbachers - Cataclysm
Ken Vandermark - Other Side Up/Boadas
Man Man - Engwish Bwudd
Mika Miko - Business Cats
Naked City - Den of Sins
Neon Hunk - Nugglies
Quintron - Shoplifter
Repeat Repeat - Dance Off
Reverned Glasseye - Promenade
Silver Dagger - Sail Boat Into Glacier/Stomping on the Desert Which is Your Face
Triumph of Gnomes - Eater of Empires
XBXRX - Deceiver's Voice

download here (http://www.csulb.edu/~plecnik/endymion-mixedtape.zip).

JohnnyNemesis
12-10-2006, 09:29 PM
lolz @ Endy's alphabetical tracklist. *pinches cheeks*

Llamas
12-10-2006, 09:41 PM
Omg Mannen... just started listening to your mixtape and it's sweet. I love this style of metal... I've of like 4 of the bands on here, but I'm always in search of new bands of this style, because it's hard for me to like the vocals in the stuff. I'll give a better review later. :)

XYlophonetreeZ
12-10-2006, 09:53 PM
Um, k, so all I've gotten so far is paltry comments from a Communist cripple and a Canadian chemist, respectively confusing the number of R.E.M. songs I had and saying I had "typical Jon music." I don't even know what typical Jon music is! I'm feeling left out! NO MORE HOPE 4 BETTER DAYZ:mad: :mad: :mad: :mad:.

fEEDBACK PLZ? pRETTY PLEEEEEZ??????//

Endymion
12-10-2006, 09:55 PM
lolz @ Endy's alphabetical tracklist. *pinches cheeks*

*blushes!*

Llamas
12-10-2006, 09:56 PM
I created the thread and I haven't gotten any feedback, either. Let's have a pity party.

Endymion
12-10-2006, 09:58 PM
fEEDBACK PLZ? pRETTY PLEEEEEZ??????//

feedback: your avatar needs more santa hat.

XYlophonetreeZ
12-10-2006, 10:17 PM
Maybe I should bring Geno back. He kinda has a blue Santa hat.

llamas: I take it you didn't read the last page? You got a pretty good and detailed review. And I'm listening to yours as we speak, so you can expect another at some point (not promising a quick response, but it'll come).

Llamas
12-10-2006, 10:20 PM
Whoops, just noticed that bazza commented on mine.


Dispatch – Open Up I’m definitely going to download some more of this.
Sweet, they're awesome. Best albums are "Silent Steeples" and "Who Are We Living For?" The latter is the one "Open Up" is on and is generally a more upbeat album than the former.


The Music – Bleed From Within great song and will get some more of their stuff, thanks!
Grab "Welcome to the North"... the whole album is worth it. The self titled isn't nearly as good.


The Blend – July I’m enjoying this song, but sadly I doubt I’ll be able to find them on the Internet.
I like the jay z/lp cross, too. I think lp's sound is okay but the vocals blow chunks... so when jay z takes over, it's good together. Anyway, I'd normally send you their album, but they are a local band that needs support... I could link you to a place to buy the album, though, if you wanted. You can hear a few more of their songs on myspace, actually. http://www.myspace.com/theblendmpls Two of the songs on there are their most "sung" songs and less rap, but cold queen is damn good. I just noticed they have two myspaces... that one is old, but it has cold queen on it... this one is their real one http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendid=35283040 and it has another really awesome song called william of orange.


Collective Soul – The Dandy Life
I like slow/mellow songs, and find this really good. Has a similar feel to Get Cape, Wear Cape, Fly (see my mix), but using electric guitars as opposed to acoustics. I haven’t heard of this band before (are they big in America?), but I feel they could do well in the UK.
They're about 50/50 heavier/harder, and softer. This is one of their slowest songs, though. I'm sure that if you heard "Shine", "The World I Know" or "December", you'd recognize them. Download those songs... I guarantee you've heard them. They were international hits.


Goo Goo Dolls – Domino
I’ve got a couple of the Goo’s albums, but this song isn’t on either. It’s definitely a lot faster than I was expecting, but that’s good. I could easily listen to this and more (which album is it from? And are the other songs similar in pace/style?).
It's from the last album they released before mainstream success. It is a lot more upbeat like that song. The album is called "Superstar Carwash", and it's by far my favorite of their albums. Check it out!


System Of A Down – Soil
Classic SOAD. A good song, probably wouldn’t sound out of place on Toxicity (my favourite album of there’s). There’s something about them, which suggests I shouldn’t like them, but as I listen more and more I find them better and better.
Do you have the self titled album? I like it more than Toxicity. It's closer to Toxicity than the two most recent albums, but better, I think. :)


Sister Hazel – Little Things
Ok, I’m slightly confused/worried by the artist name. I thought I’d be listening to some sort of gospel band, instead it turns out that it’s actually a decent ska band. I think I may need more paper for this download list.
NOT ska! Bluegrass! They got their name from a woman named Sister Hazel from like the 1920s who ran a home for people down on their luck regardless or race or anything, which was rare. It was out of respect and fascination with her. If you're gonna check them out, I'd grab the self titled album, and "Fortress".


Better Than Ezra – Pull
Never heard of these guys before, but I think I’ll be getting some more. I like how it’s heavy, but slow at the same time and has a good use of vocals.
You'd probably recognize "Good" and "Desperately Wanting" if you heard them. I would check out the albums "Friction, Baby" and "How Does Your Garden Grow?" Friction is more straight up rock, while HDYGG? is a little more experimental. Both are awesome.


Eve 6 – Arch Drive Goodbye
Not too bad, but sounds a bit manufactured to me (sounds boyband like, are they?).
Def. not a boyband. I can hear how it sounds more manufactured, though. You should check out some of their older stuff... you'd probably recognize "Inside Out".

And glad you liked the german bands. Both tend to be fairly upbeat, but only have around 20-30 songs each. Definitely check them out. :)

JohnnyNemesis
12-10-2006, 10:22 PM
You know what'll make both of you feel better? Listening to my mixtape.

Llamas
12-10-2006, 10:25 PM
Listen to mine, fag. :(

Betty
12-10-2006, 10:50 PM
I'm glad you like it Bazza. I know it's mostly all a similar genre and I could have diverged into some of my more "eccentric" taste, but I kinda liked it this way for this one. Like you said, easy to listen to.

As for things I'd actually recommend to follow up on. Hawksley Workman is amazing. About 50% of his stuff is just great, the rest is pretty mellow and mediocre, but the good stuff is really really good. Heavy emphasis on vocals. The New Pornographers are pretty solid if you're into that genre, which is pretty poppy, synthey, upbeat, almost too catchy, well-written and performed songs. I fell in love with their newest album "Twin Cinema," and I've gotten quite a few people hooked on it, but it's not for everyone. Everything by Belle and Sebastian is great. I have a 3 CD collection by Yo La Tengo "Prisoner of Love" and I really enjoy it. Pretty mellow and nothing overly intricate about the music, but very nice to listen to, I can play it on repeat in the background. "Sunrise Over Sea" by the John Butler Trio is superb if you like the style. Highly recommended Frank Black is great. Pretty country rock though, which you sounded averse to. (Don't worry, I don't find it insulting... I LOOOOOOVE country rock and admit to listening to a lot of it.) But that song was pretty representative of his really new stuff. The older solo stuff is still more in the vein of the Pixies... little heavier and crazier and experimental. Van Morrison is amazing in general. Not always quite so upbeat... but such a sexy voice. Dresden Dolls sound pretty similar to that song, I enjoy it, interesting/entertaining lyrics, very woman-empowering. And like I said, I'm addicted to Springsteen recently. It doesn't all sound like that, but some of it is pretty damn surprisingly good.

The other stuff I haven't heard enough of or they just aren't that good overall but that's the perfect time to put songs on mix tapes cause it's the only really good one.

Betty
12-10-2006, 10:53 PM
You know what'll make both of you feel better? Listening to my mixtape.

Practice what you preach, sir.

ninthlayer
12-10-2006, 11:50 PM
Practice what you preach, sir.
I'm pretty sure he already listened to his own mixtape.

Llamas
12-11-2006, 12:00 AM
Alright, official review on Mannen's tape!

Rhapsody - Emerald Sword
I don't consider it that catchy, actually. But I do really like it, if not a bit cheesy. The vocals are sweet. I'll definitely check out more by Rhapsody.

Vicious Crusade - Land of Lakes
I hear how it's considered folk metal... metal instrumentation and underlying guitar lines, but folk sounding rhythm. The singing voice is cool, but the cookie monster growling isn't my thing. Otherwise, I do like it. It's very different. Probably wouldn't explore them further, though.

Blind Guardian - Battlefield
This is nice. I tend to like the "symphonic prog rock", though. I like the singer's voice, too. The strange rhythms are sweet, and changing time signatures. I definitely like! Will check out more by them!

Deep Purple - I'm alone
I do know Deep Purple. Definitely an interesting turn from the first few tracks on the album. I like it, pretty fun. I like the chugging sound to it.

Orphaned Land - Ocean Land
The Oriental sound is sweet. I love that, really the intro is nice. The vocals aren't my thing, but they work. I can get past the vocals with how good the music is. I like it for the most part.

Wuthering Heights - The Bollard
I hear Danish... and progressive symphonic. I don't hear folk or speed power metal, though. Not bad, but kind of generic and bland. The recorder is cool, though. Love that sound.

Manowar - Revelation
I've liked what I've heard of Manowar. I really like the vocalist of the band. He's got a great metal voice and isn't overly highpitched/whiney.

Iron Maiden - The Aftermath
Well I like maiden quite a lot. I've never heard anything with this singer before... he sounds pretty similar, but the other singer is much better. This guy's voice isn't as suiting to the sound.

Judas Priest - Dreamer Deceiver & Deceiver
Priest is great. and this song/these songs is/are very good. <3.

Moonlyght - Fantasy
I like the beginning of this one, but the bulk of the song I'm not really a big fan of. It's probably just because of the vocals, cause the song itself is not bad. I just can't get into the growling. :(

Elvenking - Jigsaw Puzzle
This is an interesting interpretation between styles. I enjoy it quite a bit. The prevalent violin and viola are really cool throughout.

Candlemass - Dark Reflections
It's alright... not really big on doom metal. The vocals in this are done really weird and are too hidden and echoey. It's average to me.

Moonsorrow - Aurinko ja kuu
Love the intro. LOVE. (like the first minute and a half are just awesome). Then we got the screaming vocals again... this one isn't as bad as others, but I just can't do it... it's just too much. I love the music in this song... I just wish they'd chosen a different vocal style.

Falconer - Per Tyrssons dŲttrar i Všnge
First of all, I love Swedish. Second of all, this is probably my favorite song on your mix. Is all their music like this? If so, I will have to check them out. I think Swedish sounds especially great when done in softer metal like this.

Black Sabbath - Solitude
Never been a fan of Black Sabbath, and would've skipped this one if I didn't promise myself to listen to every song that was posted in here. It's much different than I expected and I rather like it. Not gonna run out to get some Black Sabbath, but I do enjoy the song. It's clever.

Iced Earth - The Phantom Opera Ghost
Ooooh, I like it! Is their other stuff like this? The female vocals are nice. I'm a fan!

Sabaton - Metal Machine
Weird! Definitely pop! haha, I like it in a totally weird way. Totally catchy and fun. I like it!




Mannen, yours is definitely awesome if only for the fact that it's so diverse. I saw a bunch of metal and expected it to sound all the same... but it opened my eyes up to a great deal of different kinds of metal, even if I didn't like all of it. I will definitely check out some of these bands! Thanks for posting it!!

Betty
12-11-2006, 12:06 AM
Okay, I downloaded that one too... it was awful that I said I didn't want to listen to it cause it's metal. BUT, if I don't like it at all, then I may be more weary in the future.

Bazza
12-11-2006, 12:13 AM
llamas: I checked out The Blend's myspace, and i think their other songs (that are on there) are really good. It's slightly outside of what I normally listen to but I find it really really good stuff!
Have you of Steriogram? It slightly reminds me of them (a little).

Llamas
12-11-2006, 12:15 AM
No, do you think I can find Steriogram on the internet or myspace or something? If it sounds anything like the blend, I'd love to check them out. :) and the blend is outside what ANYONE listens to... very different... but so good.

Bazza
12-11-2006, 12:17 AM
Steriogram is a bit more rock than The Blend, but definately has similar sort of vocals (I think you might like them), they should be easy to get off limewire or something (try downloading the song Walkie Talkie Man).

Llamas
12-11-2006, 12:26 AM
Downloading that song right now. I'll let you know what I think!

Bazza
12-11-2006, 02:25 AM
Downloading that song right now. I'll let you know what I think!

Listened to it yet?

Bazza
12-11-2006, 03:06 AM
Ok, Iím starting to get through a few more now. So hereís my response to XylophonetreeZ.

Sponge Ė Wax Ecstatic (To Sell Angelina)
Good, upbeat song, sounds like a less pop version of Jimmy Eat World. I like how it kicks into the chorus, gets me nodding my head and tapping my feet! Definitely going to download more of these.

Lucky Boys Confusion Ė 40/80
Really good ska intro, that kicks into a punk/rock chorus and then back to ska, yay! Iíve not heard of these guys before, but Iím certainly going to download some more,

The Cooper Temple Clause Ė A.I.M.
From the intro I thought I wouldnít like this song. Iíve heard of The Cooper Temple Clause, but never got round to listening to them. This is quite a slow/serious song and reminds me of the Stereophonics, but a little heavier. Again Iím going to have to download some more.

Riley Bunn Ė Samson Smash
This genre of music really interests me. Itís sort of similar to TSO, and feels like a vast progression from 70ís music (ever listened to Electric Light Orchestra?). Whilst I generally donít listen to much stuff like this, it will definitely go in my ďother musicĒ folder.

Lucky Boys Confusion Ė Like Rats From a Sinking Ship
Ok, so I had a taste for these guys earlier, yet this song is different. Back to a classic punk rock song. Whilst not being something that screams out amazing or different to me, it certainly fits in with what I normally listen to, and I guess Iíll still be downloading this group.

Minus The Bear Ė Pony Up
Good background music (i.e. doesnít interfere with concentrating on assignments etc.). Easy to listen to, Iíll have to check out their other stuff (is it similar?)

R.E.M. Ė Wolves, Lower
Now itís very easy with R.E.M. to just think about their well-known songs. This definitely has the R.E.M. feel to it, but sadly it doesnít stand out as an amazing song. However itís still good and maybe a bit relaxing, but a tad repetitive.

Sonata Arctica Ė Kingdom For A Heart
Initial impressions, sounds like DragonForce. I can easily listen to this music, however Iím never sure as to whether to take it seriously or not. But when there are some decent riffs and hooks I enjoy it more.

Sponge Ė Radio Player Line
Like I said about the other Sponge song, Iím going to download some! Any suggestions for albums?

Ratatat Ė El Pico
I probably found Ratatat one of the better artists on Johnny Nemesisí mix tape, however itís not my favourite kind of music in the world, but Iíll give it a go. It took about three minutes for this song to actually get going, but when it did I quite liked it, so thumbs up all round!

The Blood Brothers Ė Spit Shine Your Black Clouds
Reminds me of another band, but canít quite place it. Again another easy to listen to song, Iíll save some of these songs for when I have a particularly nasty assignment, and need something to help me through!

R.E.M. Ė Driver 8
Basically the same as I said for the other R.E.M. song. I know that R.E.M. isnít everyoneís favourite, but I doubt anyone would complain if this was playing in the background.

Alice In Chains Ė Nutshell
You definitely know how to pick relaxing songs!! Extremely slow, but serious song, Iím liking it!!

Paulson Ė Window Frames
Is their other stuff like this? I like this slow relaxing sort of music, if their album is all like this then I can definitely see myself listening to it whilst chilling out.

Lucky Boys Confusion Ė Le Chanson De Soldat
The three songs youíve provided for this band are all different styles! I like it when a band mixes it up a bit, experimenting and whatnot. As Iíve already said Iíll downloading these guys.

Sponge Ė Leave This World
Iíve already explained the Sponge situation (sorry if Iím becoming repetitive).

Telefon Tel Aviv - At The Edge Of The World You Will
Iíve heard of these guys but probably dismissed them due to the band name (I assumed it would be some Israeli traditional group). Probably a bit too slow paced/simple at the beginning however it picks up and again it would be good as background music.

R.E.M. Ė Saturn Return
Another R.E.M. song! However this one is extremely slow, and maybe a tad boring. Sorry but I can only take R.E.M. in small doses.

Overall I feel that your mix is very relaxing/easy to listen to. Iíd probably preferred it if you put a greater variety of artists on (three R.E.M., Sponge and Lucky Boys Confusion songs is a bit excessive), you might have deprived us of discovering six new artists! However as an overall mix it is very good and as Iíve repeated many times would work well as background music, thanks!

Nina
12-11-2006, 05:29 AM
Nina's I think was on Mega Upload and I really couldn't be bothered to understand that website/register to another website.

?

You dont have to register. It's actually the only site at the time of the upload that worked and didnt need registration. I'm surprised you dont want to figure the site out, or listen to my music for that matter.

Bazza
12-11-2006, 06:00 AM
My fourth review, All About Eve’s Mix Tape:

Hinoi Team – Ike Ike
Please say you only added this for comedy value?! Oh well each unto their own. A catchy Japanese dance/pop song, I’m sure if it were a huge hit in the charts and played in clubs then everyone would love it. Sadly it’s not my sort of music.

EMF – Children
Does EMF stand for anything? Sounds like Feeder but with a faster drumbeat, I could probably get into these guys, assuming their other stuff is similar?

Toad The Wet Sprocket – Fly From Heaven
A lot people seem to have good mellow/slow songs. This is another, something easy to listen to and work at the same time. Do these guys do anything faster? Because I can imagine it being quite good if they did.

Better Than Ezra – At The Stars
I heard this band on someone else’s mix and thought they were really good. This backs up my opinions and I’m going to get some more.

Electric Six – She’s White
Ok, so I’ve heard Gay Bar and Danger! High Voltage, and basically formed an opinion that I don’t really like these guys. I just can’t take them seriously, and whilst I enjoy some comedy bands/songs I just don’t get it with these guys, sorry.

Goo Goo Dolls – Ain’t That Unusual
What more can I say, I already have! I don’t mind the Goo Goo Dolls, I know a lot of people who turn their noses up at them and judge without evening listening to them.

TSO – What Is Eternal
I’ve heard a bit of TSO, and had mixed opinions. I liked some but also found it very difficult to listen/get into other songs. I like this song though, very relaxing to listen to.

Dave Matthews Band - Ants Marching
A bit folk, a bit country, a bit soft rock. I like it, again more relaxing music that is well put together and sounds easy on the ear.

R.E.M. – Monty Got A Raw Deal
I explained the R.E.M. situation a bit earlier. Sadly I feel that a lot of their songs sound the same. I don’t mind listening to them but only in small doses (I don’t think I could manage a whole album).

Barenaked Ladys - It's Only Me (The Wizard Of Magicland)
I downloaded one of their albums earlier this year and really liked it, so naturally I like this song as well. In fact I had slightly forgotten about them but this has remind me.

Hollywood Symphony Orchestra - Liberi Fatali
I’m not really getting a wow factor out of this track. I’m guessing video game music just doesn’t do it for me. I enjoy some orchestral music, but only when it’s really good pieces.

Garbage – Dumb
I’ve never been a huge fan garbage, a few of friends really like them, but I just can’t get into them. I wouldn’t mind if it was playing on the radio or something, but I wouldn’t chose to listen to them.

Matchbox Twenty – You’re So Real
Again another band I’ve already got the album for, but posting the song was not in vain as I’m now definitely going to listen to their album as it’s been a while!

Better Than Ezra – Under You
Another Better Than Ezra song (my opinion remains the same), at this rate I’ll have their album from this thread alone!

Candlebox – Far Behind
Another decent rock ballad. I’ve not heard of this group before (but they sound like they are big in America, or at least should be). Any recommendations for a decent album of theirs?

Steve Vai – All About Eve
I could swear that the title of this song sounds familiar, just can’t place it! Hehe, but seriously it’s a very good song. I like a fair bit of what Steve Vai has done, and I know he’s a very talented musician. Might have to dig out the album of his that I have.

Matt Nathanson – Laid
I like this, upbeat cheery acoustic music. Something I could easily sing along to. What’s his other stuff like?

Ayreon – Sail Away to Avalon
Another TSOesque song. I’m really stuck as to what genre this music is? Probably not something I’d regularly listen to. For what it is it’s good, but not amazing.

Overall I’d say I like about 50% of your mix. There are some really good songs in there. And the songs I don’t like, I don’t mind (I just wouldn’t chose to listen to them). But you have succeeded in introducing new bands to me, so thanks!

Tizzalicious
12-11-2006, 06:05 AM
Sanniiiiiiiii...would you be so sweet to upload yours again somewhere else? I actually really wanna hear it, because I think I'll like a lot of the non-Bollywood stuff!

Nina
12-11-2006, 08:03 AM
I second this, though I will probably also like the bollywood stuff!

Vera
12-11-2006, 08:33 AM
K, I'll try megaupload and hope my internet won't go bazooka this time. Really didn't work on rapidshare? That blows, I thought that website worked very good whenever I've dled something from there.

Mannen som blev en gris
12-11-2006, 08:34 AM
OH FUCK. Crap, I had written this long reply to your post llamas, but then when I wanted to preview I apparently had to log in again and the message was gone... Crap. I might write a new one and edit it in later, but for now: Yes, I know a lot of people think all metal/music I listen to sound the same, so this time I tried to get some different stuff and tried to make it interesting. So, success! Glad you liked it.

edit: okay, here it is (more or less). I skipped a couple though, since I didn't feel like answering with the same thing over and over again.

Rhapsody - Emerald Sword
I don't consider it that catchy, actually. But I do really like it, if not a bit cheesy. The vocals are sweet. I'll definitely check out more by Rhapsody.
The vocals are, indeed, sweet. Well, in these kinds of songs. Listen to some of the calmer ones, and you won't think so anymore... The Magic of the Wizard's Dream, is one example. Though that song is still cool since they made a version with Christopher Lee. (Yes, the actor) Anyway, the voice is too whaa-AA-ahhhh-A. Eh... yeah. But if you're going to check them out more, you should know that they now go by the horrible name Rhapsody of Fire. Although only their latest album has that name, and most people say it isn't that good.


Vicious Crusade - Land of Lakes
I hear how it's considered folk metal... metal instrumentation and underlying guitar lines, but folk sounding rhythm. The singing voice is cool, but the cookie monster growling isn't my thing. Otherwise, I do like it. It's very different. Probably wouldn't explore them further, though.
Yeah, I guess it isn't for everyone. And the male singer isn't a very good one, but I like him now. This was a band that grew on me by the way, so I didn't like them the first time I heard them either.


Blind Guardian - Battlefield
This is nice. I tend to like the "symphonic prog rock", though. I like the singer's voice, too. The strange rhythms are sweet, and changing time signatures. I definitely like! Will check out more by them!
Yay! I recommend the album this song is from, A Night at the Opera, to you then. The earlier albums are a bit "punkier" (that's the best way to describe it, I guess), and have more medieval influences.


Deep Purple - I'm alone
I do know Deep Purple. Definitely an interesting turn from the first few tracks on the album. I like it, pretty fun. I like the chugging sound to it.
Yeah, not exactly an unknown band... But I basically agree with what you said. Nothing that special, but still a fun song.


Wuthering Heights - The Bollard
I hear Danish... and progressive symphonic. I don't hear folk or speed power metal, though. Not bad, but kind of generic and bland. The recorder is cool, though. Love that sound.
Nah, this song obviously isn't speed metal. I still like it though, and I was obsessed with it for a week or so, so I think it's the song I've listened to the most (according to Audioscrobbler).


Manowar - Revelation
I've liked what I've heard of Manowar. I really like the vocalist of the band. He's got a great metal voice and isn't overly highpitched/whiney.
HEY! It's nice to hear that someone likes them, haha. Yeah, great vocalist. Here's a video of him doing Nessun Dorma, live (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SclJmnRMLnQ)


Iron Maiden - The Aftermath
Well I like maiden quite a lot. I've never heard anything with this singer before... he sounds pretty similar, but the other singer is much better. This guy's voice isn't as suiting to the sound.
=( Fuck. Someday I should realize that most other people don't like Blaze, for reasons unknown...


Elvenking - Jigsaw Puzzle
This is an interesting interpretation between styles. I enjoy it quite a bit. The prevalent violin and viola are really cool throughout.
Some more songs are on their MySpace, if you're interested: http://www.myspace.com/elvenking


Falconer - Per Tyrssons d&#246;ttrar i V&#228;nge
First of all, I love Swedish. Second of all, this is probably my favorite song on your mix. Is all their music like this? If so, I will have to check them out. I think Swedish sounds especially great when done in softer metal like this.
No, all their music isn't like this. Most of it is faster and more standard power metal. You can download a couple of MP3s at http://www.falconermusic.com/ (under Discology). However, I think their newest album, Northwind, has some songs similar to this one. (I haven't heard it, but some of the titles are in Swedish so I guess it's old folk songs)


Black Sabbath - Solitude
Never been a fan of Black Sabbath, and would've skipped this one if I didn't promise myself to listen to every song that was posted in here. It's much different than I expected and I rather like it. Not gonna run out to get some Black Sabbath, but I do enjoy the song. It's clever.
Yeah, I included it because it's not like most other Sabbath songs. I guess they were hungover and wanted something calmer ;)


Iced Earth - The Phantom Opera Ghost
Ooooh, I like it! Is their other stuff like this? The female vocals are nice. I'm a fan!
Sweet! Yeah, their other stuff is more or less like this. They've had a couple of different singers though, but yeah..


Mannen, yours is definitely awesome if only for the fact that it's so diverse. I saw a bunch of metal and expected it to sound all the same... but it opened my eyes up to a great deal of different kinds of metal, even if I didn't like all of it. I will definitely check out some of these bands! Thanks for posting it!!
Aww. =) Like I said before, I know people expect it to sound the same, and this time I wanted to prove them wrong.

PS. I didn't really expect people to like the growling, at least not at first. Hell, I didn't like it until just recently, and I can only stand some of it. But now I think those kinds of vocals can add something that clean vocals can't, so yeah...

PPS. I'm listening to Betty's MP3s now. I like it. Don't expect a review, but maybe I'll do one if I get the time.

Tizzalicious
12-11-2006, 09:15 AM
K, I'll try megaupload and hope my internet won't go bazooka this time. Really didn't work on rapidshare? That blows, I thought that website worked very good whenever I've dled something from there.

Thank you!

And nope, didn't work.

Vera
12-11-2006, 10:32 AM
Suggested order of listening:

1. Asha Bhosle - Dum Maro Dum
Hippie trippin', Bollywood style.
2. MÍlťe - Lion's cage
3. Buddy Holly - Oh Boy!
Fifties rocked.
4. Common Rotation - Post-Modern
An online acquintance loves this band, so she sent me a bunch of tracks. I only really liked this one, now I love it.
5. Nuvvostanante Nenoddantana - Something something
One of the grooviest, awesomest songs produced for Indian celluloid, ever.
6. Jaan-e-Mann - Jaane Ka Jaane Na
Cool track from a recent movie. I just love this one.
7. Kent - Pojken Med HŚlet i Handen
My Swedish love, rocking song from their first album; title means 'boy with a hole in his hand'.
8. Sangamam - Varaaga nathi
South Indian flavour; Carnatic influence.
9. Lata Mangeshkar - Mohabbat Ki Jhooti Kahaani
Song from a 1960's movie, way before the singer's voice appeared in Eternal Sunshine in Kate Winslet's stereo.
10. HowL & J - Perhaps Love
Korean pop song I picked up from a Korean drama show. Looove it.
11. Bluffmaster - Right Here Right Now
I like to call it India's first hip-hop song but that's probably not true.
12. Dil Chahta Hai - Koi Kahe Kehta Rahe
One of my all-time favourites, a song for the discoteque.
13. Racoon - Hanging With The Clowns
My first two Dutch loves are Bella & Tizz. My third one is Racoon, especially their vocalist. <3
14. The Housemartins - We are not going back
Socialist Christian 80's British poprock. Yeah, you read that correctly. Fatboy Slim's old band.
15. Boys - Girl Friend
Tamil pop - it's amazing that this and track 8 are composed by the same dude.
16. Omkara - Beedi
Omkara the movie, not the band.. This is my favourite track of 2006 crop of Bollywood music. It's like a heavily Indian rock song.
17. Ryan Gosling - Put Me in a Car
Ryan Gosling is hot. And can sing. Love this song.
18. Jimmy Eat World - 23
Definitely in my top 10 of JEW tracks.


New DL link: http://www.megaupload.com/?d=729HIYVO

Nina
12-11-2006, 10:50 AM
Thanks Sanni! I'm downloading it now (works fine so far).

Endymion
12-11-2006, 12:43 PM
I'm pretty sure he already listened to his own mixtape.

ps: best post of the week.

All About Eve
12-11-2006, 06:04 PM
Dr. Treez and Ricky should already know what I'd like on their tapes, I'll go into detail later if you want. Bazza's and Bri's are next on the list. Valerie already knows my thoughts on hers as well.

Tired_Of_You
12-11-2006, 06:08 PM
I only know what you think of about half of the songs. =( I finally listened to all of your songs, by the way. Last time I didn't have the time to listen to all of them I think? My favourite songs are still the same, though.

All About Eve
12-11-2006, 06:10 PM
You obviously are forgetting the 347673565 pages I wrote on every individual note of the second half...

(I'll tell you if you get on MSN?)

Bazza
12-11-2006, 06:43 PM
Bazza's and Bri's are next on the list.

Please don't forget to answer some of the questions I had for yours :)

All About Eve
12-11-2006, 06:48 PM
Actually, the three artists you asked about are the three I have nothing else by:confused: . Sorry! If you find anything I want to hear it though.

Bazza
12-11-2006, 06:50 PM
Ok, cool, I'll have a search.

WebDudette
12-11-2006, 10:14 PM
I tried to keep it deverse and kind of dirffrent but I don't listen to a whole lot of music.

Also, I listened to most everyones Mixtape but I'm terrible at rating/talking about things. I'll try and write up a small review for each tommorow.

1. Depeche Mode - A Pain that I'm Used To.
2. The Blood Brothers - We Ride Skeletal Lightning
3. Heavens - Heather
4. The Blow - Parentheses
5. At the Drive-In - Sleepwalk Capsules
6. Rage Against The Machine - Ashes in the Fall
7. Streetlight Manifesto - A Moment of Silence
8. AFI - Dancing Through Sunday
9. System of a Down - War?
10. The Blow - Fist Up
11. AFI - Advances in Modern Technology
12. The Blood Brothers - Under Pressure
13. Streetlight Manifesto - Here's To Life
14. At the Drive-In - Cosmonaut
15. Smashing Pumpkins - Disarm
16. Red Hot Chili Peppers - Venice Queen
17. Depeche Mode - When The Body Speaks (Acoustic)
18. The Mars Volta - Roulette Dares (The Haunt Of)


http://savefile.com/projects/1054670

JohnnyNemesis
12-11-2006, 10:16 PM
1. Depeche Mode - A Pain that I'm Used To.
4. The Blow - Parentheses
5. At the Drive-In - Sleepwalk Capsules
6. Rage Against The Machine - Ashes in the Fall
7. Streetlight Manifesto - A Moment of Silence
8. AFI - Dancing Through Sunday
9. System of a Down - War?
10. The Blow - Fist Up
11. AFI - Advances in Modern Technology
13. Streetlight Manifesto - Here's To Life
14. At the Drive-In - Cosmonaut
15. Smashing Pumpkins - Disarm
17. Depeche Mode - When The Body Speaks (Acoustic)


Dude, seriously, judging from these tracks I suggest you name your Mix Tape "JohnnyNemesis's favorite songs of all time".

Llamas
12-11-2006, 10:21 PM
Ok, cool, I'll have a search.

You asked AAE about candlebox. I would get their self titled album. It has the song he put on his mix, plus "You"... the whole album is damn good. :)

Llamas
12-11-2006, 11:03 PM
Listened to it yet?

I listened to it, and it didn't remind me at ALL of the blend. It actually annoyed me. :-/ On the bright side, I found it on torrent on an entire cd soundtrack from the show alias, and I grabbed the whole album... it's got some good stuff on it.

Betty
12-11-2006, 11:40 PM
?

You dont have to register. It's actually the only site at the time of the upload that worked and didnt need registration. I'm surprised you dont want to figure the site out, or listen to my music for that matter.

Sorry. I think I've used that website before and I remember being SO confused the last time too. I must be retarded.

But yeah, I just opened the site and stood staring at the screen trying to figure out where to click for ages. And then there was a "download" button and it wouldn't click or anything. So I thought I had to register.

ANYWAY, upon second attempt, got it to work and am downloading now!

Bah, sorry, it's been a long couple of weeks and there's a lot of music in this thread. I think the key priority for me now though is to just make sure to download the files before they expire and are lost forever.

Anyway, it wasn't supposed to be offensive. Hadn't downloaded any of the MegaUpload ones.

XYlophonetreeZ
12-12-2006, 12:06 AM
You asked AAE about candlebox. I would get their self titled album. It has the song he put on his mix, plus "You"... the whole album is damn good. :)
"You" is orgasmic. As is "Arrow."

Llamas
12-12-2006, 12:19 AM
I saw them this summer, mostly cause I wanted to hear "You". I stayed for atleast 50 minutes of the show... they were so boring, and I didn't hear a single song I recognized. :-/ I think they played all new stuff... which nobody knows.

Bazza
12-12-2006, 01:41 AM
I listened to it, and it didn't remind me at ALL of the blend. It actually annoyed me. :-/ On the bright side, I found it on torrent on an entire cd soundtrack from the show alias, and I grabbed the whole album... it's got some good stuff on it.

Fair enough, it was the first thing that came to mind really.

And thanks for the candlebox suggestions.

Nina
12-12-2006, 06:45 AM
RE: Sanni's Mixtape

Asha Bhosle - Dum Maro Dum
Sounds fun. Doesn't seem to be a typical Bollywood song. Is that a wrong impression?

MÍlťe - Lion's cage
One of those songs that are very easy to listen to. It's generally to my taste. Do you have any recommentations for other songs?

Buddy Holly - Oh Boy!
I usually like this type of music but I dont like this song in particular. It doesnt really fascinate me. I think it's the vocals that bother me.

Common Rotation - Post-Modern
Reminds me on Matchbox Twenty. Is that good or bad? I like it, another song that's generally fun to listen to. I can imagine to fall in love with it after a while, like you did.

Nuvvostanante Nenoddantana - Something something
The beginning annoyed me like whoa, haha. I hate it when guitarists play their instrument like that. The song IS quite groovy, but it's not really my thing. However it sounds like a good song.

Jaan-e-Mann - Jaane Ka Jaane Na
Very nice. I really like it, I like it better than the first track. Do you ever know what they sing? Also, what's the movie called?

Kent - Pojken Med HŚlet i Handen
Well, of course I love it. I love Kent as you know ;P

Sangamam - Varaaga nathi
omg I know that song! I think I saw a youtube video clip to that. But I'm not sure.

Lata Mangeshkar - Mohabbat Ki Jhooti Kahaani
It really does sound so 60s. It reminds me on Persian music. It's basically just in the wrong language ;P

HowL & J - Perhaps Love
That's not really my thing because it's a little boring.

Dil Chahta Hai - Koi Kahe Kehta Rahe
My bird went crazy during this song. But I like it a lot, it's very catchy!

Racoon - Hanging With The Clowns
VERY nice. I've always wanted to listen to them. I love this song.

Boys - Girl Friend
Funny song. Man, most of the songs of your list are fun songs.

Omkara - Beedi
Another track I really like. I wouldnt listen to it while I walk around with my mp3-player, but I'd use it as background music while I'm at home. It's catchy and nice.

Ryan Gosling - Put Me in a Car
A little boring :[ And his voice doesnt do the trick for me...

Jimmy Eat World - 23
lol, JEW. I never realized how the short form of their name looks like. I actually dont know that song...but I'm a huge JEW fan. It's just as beautiful as most of their songs. Very easy to get used to.

Llamas
12-12-2006, 06:52 AM
but I'm a huge JEW fan.
Wonderful statement taken out of context, especially because you just realized how funny the acronym is. :)

Vera
12-12-2006, 09:42 AM
Boo, the Melee site had song clips and I listened to some I hadn't heard and it crashed my Firefox. :/ So, gotta type this again..



Asha Bhosle - Dum Maro Dum
Sounds fun. Doesn't seem to be a typical Bollywood song. Is that a wrong impression?
It's somewhat typical of its era, the groovy BW music of the 1970's. It's also very psychedelic rock influenced, and the movie it's from is about hippies. :D


MÍlťe - Lion's cage
One of those songs that are very easy to listen to. It's generally to my taste. Do you have any recommentations for other songs?
I love their first album, they have a new one coming out. Songs on the first album I love: Perfect Mess, Mestizo's Love Song, New Day, The Curse.


Buddy Holly - Oh Boy!
I usually like this type of music but I dont like this song in particular. It doesnt really fascinate me. I think it's the vocals that bother me.

I love Buddy nearly unconditionally but I can understand why it wouldn't be so for everyone. His vocals can be really odd.


Common Rotation - Post-Modern
Reminds me on Matchbox Twenty. Is that good or bad? I like it, another song that's generally fun to listen to. I can imagine to fall in love with it after a while, like you did.
Yeah, cool song. Seems to never get old for me. As for Matchbox twenty, haven't really listened to them, though I like their vocalist a lot.


Nuvvostanante Nenoddantana - Something something
The beginning annoyed me like whoa, haha. I hate it when guitarists play their instrument like that. The song IS quite groovy, but it's not really my thing. However it sounds like a good song.
I love it when Indian film songs get groovy like this, plus the song is really catchy. Either way, I used to not like the vocals so I can see why this song might turn you off a bit.


Jaan-e-Mann - Jaane Ka Jaane Na
Very nice. I really like it, I like it better than the first track. Do you ever know what they sing? Also, what's the movie called?
The movie is called Jaan-e-Mann (trans: "beloved", more literally 'soul of heart' or something to that effect). I wouldn't recommend it to a newbie since it drives on parodying Bollywood clichťs so much, but the soundtrack is fun. Here's another mp3 of it (http://www.yousendit.com/download/%2BcbQeixUoxN5TA%3D%3D) (I uploaded it for a friend, don't feel pressured to download it if you're not interested). Translated lyrics here (http://www.bollywhat-forum.com/index.php?topic=14303.msg189939#msg189939) - in summary, the guys singing are trying to convince a guy they're singing to confess his love and go after the girl he loves (though the context is more complex than that).


Kent - Pojken Med HŚlet i Handen
Well, of course I love it. I love Kent as you know ;P
This song makes my ovaries burst, when I saw it live. Kent is friggin' great. :D


Sangamam - Varaaga nathi
omg I know that song! I think I saw a youtube video clip to that. But I'm not sure.
Really? :O I haven't seen the songs on youtube... Either way, if you do know it, great.


Lata Mangeshkar - Mohabbat Ki Jhooti Kahaani
It really does sound so 60s. It reminds me on Persian music. It's basically just in the wrong language ;P
North-Indian music can be very Arabic/Persian influenced so you're not wrong to make that connection at all..


HowL & J - Perhaps Love
That's not really my thing because it's a little boring.
Yeah, it's a pretty repeatitive even for a pop song.


Dil Chahta Hai - Koi Kahe Kehta Rahe
My bird went crazy during this song. But I like it a lot, it's very catchy!
Aww, sorry to hear about your bird. I love this song. Makes me want to dance sometimes.


Racoon - Hanging With The Clowns
VERY nice. I've always wanted to listen to them. I love this song.
Definitely worth checking out, the album I took it from. It's called Another Day, I love pretty much every song on it. Racoon rocks, yep.


Boys - Girl Friend
Funny song. Man, most of the songs of your list are fun songs.
The mix of Tamil and English can be a little weird at times but I love this song anyway.


Omkara - Beedi
Another track I really like. I wouldnt listen to it while I walk around with my mp3-player, but I'd use it as background music while I'm at home. It's catchy and nice.
Catchy as hell, yeah. I don't sing this to myself or anything, but it does get stuck in my head. It's my most played track on iTunes, which I guess says something.


Ryan Gosling - Put Me in a Car
A little boring :[ And his voice doesnt do the trick for me...

Oh well, more Ryan for me. I don't mind keeping him to myself. ;) No worries.



Jimmy Eat World - 23
lol, JEW. I never realized how the short form of their name looks like. I actually dont know that song...but I'm a huge JEW fan. It's just as beautiful as most of their songs. Very easy to get used to.
It's from their, I think, newest album, Futures. Great record, though with some misses, but also some great tracks like Pain, Kill, Futures, Polaris, Work.

Overall glad you liked it and only a minority of the songs weren't to your liking.. Thanks for commenting on it, too. :]

Nina
12-13-2006, 04:00 AM
lolz @ Endy's alphabetical tracklist. *pinches cheeks*

I totally did that too, I demand the same treatment!

RE: Endy's Mixtape

Al Duvall - Out on the Barge
Sounds like a very...creative song. It's nice but very repetitive

An Albatross - I Will Swim into the Lazer Eye
This makes me go "huh??".

Annabel Lee Murders - Right Before I Cum, Punch Me in the Face
Not really to my taste :[ It's very loud and um..horror-movie-ish.

Black Eyes - Another Country
..do they all have the same voice? ;P

Dr. Doctor - HH is Avant Garde
Very nice. It's an energy-rich song (yes that word exists, I looked it up).

Ex Models - Sex Automata
Funny band name. But unfortunately thing song gives me a headache! Are you sure this mixtape isnt supposed to be for a horror-movie?

Flying Luttenbachers - Cataclysm
A real punk song. If I liked punk, I'd like this.But altogether it's very decent.

Ken Vandermark - Other Side Up/Boadas
Fun song.

Man Man - Engwish Bwudd
Now that song I like a lot! It's very interesting to listen to.

Naked City - Den of Sins
OOOWW!!

Neon Hunk - Nugglies
holy shit x.x

...ok ok I get it I think.

Sum-up: Our tastes are extremely different. I dont think I could get used to your mixtape.

JohnnyNemesis
12-13-2006, 11:10 AM
I totally did that too, I demand the same treatment!

Listen to my mixtape and you will! *gets pinching fingers ready*

Nina
12-13-2006, 12:30 PM
I cant download off yousendit ;(
Notice how everything I comment on was not uploaded on there!
But as soon as Brianna is bored I'll have all the tapes...yay!

Bazza
12-13-2006, 01:56 PM
http://rapidshare.com/files/7375638/Bazza_s_Mix_Tape.zip

Ok here's my mix again on rapidshare, incase anyone has had problems with yousendit.

JohnnyNemesis
12-13-2006, 03:34 PM
That BHG song is unbelievably good.

wheelchairman
12-13-2006, 06:01 PM
The Ultimate Mix Tape Review Post:

Four(or more) at once! (none of the songs were played in order cause Windows Media is weird that way.)

First up Tired Of You's Mix:

Mes AÔeux - Le y‚be est dans cabane
This song reminds me of the beginning to Serenity. I think it's the western violin. It's alright, not really my thing but I don't hate it. I wouldn't even mind it in the background.

Stars - Your Ex-Lover is Dead
I really don't feel any climax, and it's kinda...sad? And in a pathetic way... I do like the duet feeling to it. Adds an interesting tone to it. So I imagine the band is probably pretty good. I think I could like it.

Corvus Corax - Florent Omnes
I've heard them from Justin before. I remember thinking they were okay. This song however is really good I like it a lot.

Belle & Sebastian - Me & the Major
This song is pretty good. I do like Belle & Sebastian quite a bit. I don't mind the song, but it's not one of their best either. It is however nice to listen to, especially while travelling somewhere. Short or long distances.

Jean Leloup - I lost my Baby
The guitar in the background really sounds odd. It reminds me of hawaiian music, not something like this. But I'm not a huge fan of acoustic rock like this. Nah not my thing.

L5 - Maniac AWESOME!

Imogen Heap - Come Here Boy
This song reminds me a lot of the Dresden Dolls. It's pretty good. The piano is nice. Not my thing but it's definitely not bad. I like the voice.

ABBA - Gimme Gimme Gimme
ABBA is sacrosanct!

X-Ray Dog - Here comes the King
I love it a lot. I don't know why. But I do love it. I wish it was longer.

BjŲrk - Joga
I'm always surprised when I like BjÝrk but this is the second time in this thread where I've heard a good song by her. I might have to check out one of her albums.

Goldfrapp - Ooh La La
I like this type of music, but it's the kind of thing Tizz likes more. It's nice though.


REM - So Central Rain I like REM but Xylo's REM mix tape was enough for me. :p

Anyways those were all the songs for you that worked. I am guessing that you liked violins in music...

This has to be cut real short cause my firefox is fucking up baaaaad.

Llamas
12-13-2006, 06:20 PM
I cant download off yousendit ;(
Notice how everything I comment on was not uploaded on there!
But as soon as Brianna is bored I'll have all the tapes...yay!

oh, I forgot to mention... I need you to let me know WHICH ones are from yousendit, because I totally don't remember. I'll do it next week, and once I have a list. :)

Endymion
12-13-2006, 06:42 PM
...ok ok I get it I think.

before you delete, at least check out Repeat Repeat - Dance Off and Reverned Glasseye - Promenade.

wheelchairman
12-13-2006, 08:31 PM
The rest:
(Let's hope Firefox doesn't shit all over me this time.)
Betty time for yours! (yours came in the right order cause you numbered it, funny enough)
Hawksley Workman - Anger as Beauty
Well you already knew I loved Hawksley Workman. I bought one of his albums a few months ago actually.

Hell on Wheels - The Soda
This is definitely my kind of thing as well.

The New Pornographers - The Bleeding Heart Show
I actually bought the album this song is on. Good album.

Novelleris - The Hypothesist
Hmm some parts of this song are good. But overall as a whole I can't really say I like it.

Immaculate Machine - Broken Ship
Also a good song, it reminds me strongly of Stereophonics.

Jeremy Fisher - High School
Haha awesome.

Yo La Tengo - Lewis
Yo la Tengo are very mellow. And I guess I like them. But nah, I just can't get excited about it. The singer however always reminds me of the singer from the Presidents.

Camera Obscura - Let's Get Out Of This Country
Well now I gotta listen to this whole song to give an honest review. Yes I do like this song. Especially the creative use of the bees knees. I don't mind it all.

Belle and Sebastian - Simple Things
This song is one of my favorites by Belle and Sebastian. They have used this melody on another song I think though...

Consonant - The Kiss
This song however is too mellow. Which is amazing compared to Belle and Sebastian.

Paul Westerberg - Lookin' Out Forever
Yes I do like this song. Although his voice gets a tad whiney at the chorus, and it would've been cooler if he had kept it the same.

The John Butler Trio - Hello
There's something about this song that makes you want to listen until the end.

Bruce Springsteen - Spirit in the Night
I always used to compare Frances Cabrel to Bob Dylan, but Bruce Springsteen is a much better comparison. I guess they were both Dylan inspired. Good song but not my kinda artist really.

Van Morrison - Wild Night
Never could really get into Van Morrison myself.

Frank Black - Everything is New
He's a very good vocalist.

The Kooks - Ooh La
I told Tizz I didn't like the Kooks. And I'll say it again. :p I hate that accent.

Tapes 'n Tapes - Insistor
Yes I like this song, but I am not quite sure why. I think it's the way the vocalist sounds in contras to the music...

[b][The Dresden Dolls - Mandy Goes to Med School/b]
The creepy band. It's a good song. I liked Half Jack better.

I think I judged Betty's harder than anyone else's because I knew this would happen, that I would like most of it. And something about my upbringing said it was always possible to be too complimentary. :(

And now I'm too tired to go on for tonight. :(

Nina
12-15-2006, 02:24 AM
before you delete, at least check out Repeat Repeat - Dance Off and Reverned Glasseye - Promenade.

Haha, the first 10seconds were weird, but then it got better and better. What a cheerful song! Thanks for telling me to check it out.
But you should know that I'm not deleting your mixtape :] I might like it in a few months/years.


oh, I forgot to mention... I need you to let me know WHICH ones are from yousendit, because I totally don't remember. I'll do it next week, and once I have a list. :)

Everyone's :[ Except
Endy
Sanni
Bazza
T-6005
PilZ-E

Thanks again for the offer :]

Nina
12-15-2006, 02:49 AM
RE: T-6005's Mixtape


Muse - Endlessly
I usually dont understand the context of songs after hearing it the first time, but this song sounds like a very emotional song, based on my first impression. I like it a lot. I love the drums in it!


Flashlight Brown - I'm Not Sorry
Haha they're kinda funny. I dunno if that's an insult or not, but they remind me on that band who have the song "Belgium". I cant believe I forgot their name. I have quite a few songs from them. Everyone hates them but I think they're decent. And Flashlight Brown remind me on them.
EDIT: Bowling For Soup!


Sugarcult - Riot
veerryyy good. That's very much to my taste. It has potential to become one of my favorites.


Calogero - Prendre Racine
I hate the French, and this is why.
Nah, kidding. It's alright but a little boring. It's probably better when you actually know what it means.. (I cant speak French)


KMFDM - Megalomaniac
gives me a headache. If it had less effects I'd actually like it.


The John Butler Trio - Take
Wow, that song is beautiful. I didnt listen to it fully yet but I plan on doing it.


The Living End - Rising Up From the Ashes
Cheerful, fun. I'll recommend it to my boyfriend.


LATO - Fireflies
I havent heard from them either. The song's a bit...dull? Maybe I have to get used to it. Can you recommend any more songs?


Scott Hamilton - In a Sentimental Mood
I dont like it :(


Derek & The Dominos - Bell Bottom Blues
That's a very very decent song, one can tell. I just dont really like it a lot because I'd never listen to it if not "forced". But it IS good.


Ash - Detonator
I've heard only one of their songs before, and I haatteedd it. This one is actually quite good! I like it. Maybe I just picked the wrong song before. Maybe it was from the first album?


Muse - Hate This & I'll Love You
I like Muse but I just didnt want to listen to this song. I dunno. It doesnt "speak" to me.


ABBA - Take a Chance on Me
I'm downloading all Abba albums for my boyfriend (for Christmas). I honestly have enough of Abba, haha. Do you have any complete albums on your PC by any chance? *flutters eyelashes*


Renaud - Manu
eeehhh :[


Jamiroquai - Canned Heat
Aaahh I've been looking for this song! I never found it cause I didnt know what the title was. Thanks!


Kyo - Je Saigne Encore
NOOO.
Also: I need to know what the title means. Tell me now.


Matchbook Romance - You Can Run, but We'll Find You
That's a good song.


Jeff Buckley - Hallelujah
It does need explenation. Why is that song great?


Sum-up: You have great taste. I like your Mixtape best so far.

Llamas
12-15-2006, 03:07 AM
Everyone's :[ Except
Endy
Sanni
Bazza
T-6005
PilZ-E

Thanks again for the offer :]

Mine wasn't on yousendit... jerk! :(

Nina
12-15-2006, 03:09 AM
But it didnt work, I told you that! The file was "damaged", I dunno.

Llamas
12-15-2006, 03:15 AM
I reposted it, though... it's been posted twice!

Llamas
12-16-2006, 02:51 AM
Only ONE PERSON has reviewed my tape... and I uploaded it twice for you people, to two different servers, with two different file types... :( feel the love?

I'm going to review sanni's tape, even though she hasn't reviewed mine.

Racoon - Hanging with the Clowns I liked this song a LOT. Good rock music. I'll have to check out more.

Asha Bhoslie - Dum Maro Dum I tried to listen to the whole song... but the vocals just were annoying as hell to me.

Omakra - Beedi I really, really enjoy this song, even if it feels a little too electronic for me. I like the male voice a lot, and I love the key it's in.

Boys - Girl Friend This song sounds too boy-bandy for me.

Buddy Holly - Oh Boy! I love Buddy Holly! Great song, too!

Common Rotation - Post Modern Ohhh this reminds me of a band from Colorado, Mission 19. Good stuff! Think I'd be able to find more of their stuff online? I like!

Dil Chahta Hai - Koi Kahe... I think the problem with the Indian music on here is that it's all too produced and electronic... :-/ I like the sound of the Indian style, but just not the electronic music behind the voices. This song is definitely not my thing.

Howl & J - Perhaps Love More electronic music... *sigh*. The song itself reminds me too much of the repetitive light music they used to play when I worked at the garden centers.

Jaan-e-Mann - Jaane Ke Janne Na The intro to this song is AWESOME and I totally love it... then they fall into the electronic music again!!! Boo!

Jimmy Eat World - 23 One of the best emo bands of the 00's. I really like them! And this song is wonderful! I loooooove his voice!

Kent - Pojken... I think this could grow on me pretty easily. I enjoy it. Easy to listen to rock music with a high pitched vocalist. Sweet.

Lata Mangeshkar - Mohabbat... aw, I really like this. I love the sound and atmosphere of it. Yes!

Melee - Lion's Cage It's okay, but kinda generic, I think. It sounds like a whole bunch of other modern rock bands. Atleast, his voice and the guitar work is.

Nuvasoesdklfnr really long name - Something Something Sweet guitar solo at the beginning. It's pretty funky, which I like.... okay, I actually really like this! Maybe electronic instruments are used, but it's not overkill and annoying.

Bluffmaster - Right Here Right Now Far too electronic for me, again...

Ryan Gosling - Put Me in the Car Shit, I love this. Plus he's fucking hot. But this style of acoustic folk kinda stuff is awesome. <3

Sangaman - Varaanga... Nope. Too electronic again. Bah.

The Housemartinis - We are not Going Back Oh man, who does this remind me of? I like it a lot!!

Overall, not a huge fan of your mix... but there are some bands on there that I'd like to check out! Now review mine! I demand it!

Llamas
12-16-2006, 03:13 AM
[QUOTE=Nina;931874]
A Perfect Circle - 3 Libras
Yessssss. Two Maynards on one cd... and very contrasting songs. I adore this song to pieces.

Beatles - The Night Before
I've never been big on the Beatles. I think I just find them too overrated, and that kills them for me. :-/

BjŲrk - Joga
I've never been able to get into Bjork. I kinda like this... I dunno... it's weird, haha. She just weirds me out in general.

Chevelle - Vitamin R
Chevelle isn't a bad band, but long story short, I've been burned to them. I can't listen to them.

Cold - No One
I adore Cold. They're kind of generic, but I really do like them a lot. "Stupid Girl" and... oh I forgot the other one I love... but man. I really like them.

Coldplay - Clocks
This is the only Coldplay song from after "Parachutes" (I enjoy that album) that doesn't bore me. However, I heard it everywhere I went for like a million years...

En Vogue - Don't Let Go
OH MY GOD I LOVE THIS SONG. YES!!! It's so reminiscent of middle school!!! GODDDD!!

Godsmack - Awake
I used to really like the sound of Godsmack, but all their songs kind of sound the same. Actually, exactly the same. :-/ They're okay, though.

Goo Goo Dalls - Broadway
One of my favorite bands, though this song never really did it for me. I love the point of the lyrics, but the music itself just never got me.

Jimmy Eat World - Ten
Yup. I like this band quite a lot. And I love his voice. "Lucky Denver Mint" owns on all levels, though. Best JEW song ever!

Marilyn Manson - Coma White
I can't stand Marilyn Manson. It's not his music, but the fact that he's burned Bibles on stage and stuff.. it's just annoying. Regardless, I don't care for his voice, either.

Offspring - Autonomy
I do love the Offspring. And this is a great song, I think!

Our Lady Peace - In Repair
Which album is this from? I have the "Clumsy" album, which I really like. I can't keep track of what's on it, though. He's got such a different voice, though, which I love.

Pink - Who Knew
Ja, I love Pink... "I'm Not Dead" is such a good album!

Robbie Williams - Supreme
I only know his one song... uhh... well I hate it, haha. This song is pretty cool, though. Not my favorite, and kind of predictable, but it's pretty good!

Silverchair - Ana's Song
Silverchair used to be awesome. Then they just keep getting pussier and pussier. Bah. But the singer is a cool guy, and he's dying of cancer. :(

Soundgarden - Black Hole Sun
I LOOOOVE soundgarden. It's a good song... as I love all their songs... but their rockers are my favorites.

Tool - Parabola
This is a great song, though not my favorite. One of the best off "Lateralus", though. And as I said before, it feels weird without "Parabol" coming first. I sure love Maynard's voice... and yes, wonderful song. CHOOSING TO BE HERE IN!

Good mix! Though I tended to know most of the songs on it. Fortunately, some of the songs were by bands I knew, but were songs I hadn't heard. Like Robbie Williams and Silverchair and Our Lady Peace. :)

Autonomist
12-16-2006, 03:48 AM
Silverchair - Ana's Song
Silverchair used to be awesome. Then they just keep getting pussier and pussier. Bah. But the singer is a cool guy, and he's dying of cancer. :(

Have I missed something? Cause I'm pretty sure he's not.

Vera
12-16-2006, 03:53 AM
Thanks for giving mine a listen! I'm kinda busy this weekend but I'll try to download & listen to it next week. I never begged for my mix tape to be listened, so I basically figured the rule of reciprociation doesn't apply.. I made it to show you guys the kind of music I'm into in general but would've been fine if no one had given a shit (which I rather expected, so anything else is a plus). Like I told you on AIM a week ago or so, I'm not really looking to get into new music right now. Sorry if that seems bitchy (you seemed offended on AIM when I told you that but just as well). But since you asked, I'll try and listen to yours.

Do check out some of the bands you liked, Racoon is recommendable as is Common Rotation, though the latter hasn't suited my taste except for that one song. Kent, too, if you're comfortable with rock with lyrics in a language you don't understand - though they have English songs and sites where their lyrics are translated. MÍlťe is generic, yeah, but I love their vocalist to death so I dig their stuff.

Boys is boy-bandy, yeah. :D Hence "boys".

Your definition of electronic is quite different from mine. And I included a lot of rather Western-sounding Indian film songs (note: film songs, not representative of the incredible variety of *actual* Indian music) because a) I love them and b) they're easier to like than some of the more 'Indian' songs.

The Sangamam song for example is basically predominantly if not all Indian instruments which is why I thought it was rather curious you found it 'eletronic'. Sure it's mixed computer technology, as any modern music is, but to ear it's everything but electronic.

Glad you loved Ryan Gosling's track, though. It's a fantastic song. :)

Llamas
12-16-2006, 04:01 AM
Have I missed something? Cause I'm pretty sure he's not.

Sorry, not cancer. I knew he was struggling with what was being called "a disease" for a long time... turns out it was drug addiction and then really bad arthritis. He's not dying... I dunno where I read that.


Thanks for giving mine a listen! I'm kinda busy this weekend but I'll try to download & listen to it next week. I never begged for my mix tape to be listened, so I basically figured the rule of reciprociation doesn't apply.. I made it to show you guys the kind of music I'm into in general but would've been fine if no one had given a shit (which I rather expected, so anything else is a plus). Like I told you on AIM a week ago or so, I'm not really looking to get into new music right now. Sorry if that seems bitchy (you seemed offended on AIM when I told you that but just as well). But since you asked, I'll try and listen to yours.
I wasn't offended!!! I'm sorry I sounded so. I also forgot you said that you weren't looking for new music. Don't worry about it if you don't wanna.


Your definition of electronic is quite different from mine. And I included a lot of rather Western-sounding Indian film songs (note: film songs, not representative of the incredible variety of *actual* Indian music) because a) I love them and b) they're easier to like than some of the more 'Indian' songs.

The Sangamam song for example is basically predominantly if not all Indian instruments which is why I thought it was rather curious you found it 'eletronic'. Sure it's mixed computer technology, as any modern music is, but to ear it's everything but electronic.
The indian instruments sound... like they're a synthesized version of what the instrument would sound like... like when you buy a keyboard and set it to the "saxophone" setting. Maybe it's just because of the production that it sounds like that. But they don't sound like real instruments to me. The percussion is definitely electronically produced, though, and not real instruments. Plus I definitely hear synths in the backgroun.

Also, I hadn't realized they were Indian film songs and not just Indian music in general. Whoops!

wheelchairman
12-16-2006, 06:01 AM
Ilovellamas, I'm halfway through yours, rest easy.

Nina
12-17-2006, 05:33 AM
RE: Bazza's Mixtape

First of all, thank you for not having messy file titles. It's such a pet peeve of mine.


Pink Floyd Ė Wish You Were Here
Was never my type of music, but it's decent for those who like this type.


Blankass - La Couleur Des Ble's
File didnt work. How annoying.


The Stranglers - Golden Brown
Beautiful. Seriously.


The Fratellis - Chelsea Dagger
Pretty decent song. Switching from Pink Floyd to this song really shows the difference of decates.


We Are Scientist - The Great Escape
File doesnt work again! wtf.


Jesse James - First Day On A Brand New Planet
I reeaallyyy dont like Ska. This song isnt an exception, but altogether it's not a bad song or anything. It would be to my liking if it didnt have ska elements ;P


The Only Ones - Another Girl, Another Planet
Ah right, I know that song too. It's a little boring but nice for an advert of 30 seconds, I guess.


Thin Lizzy - Get Out Of Here
(I also have a thing for music on ads, btw)
I really dont like that song, tho. Seems really...messy. I like solid music a lot.


Supertramp - Breakfast In America
This song has a nice feel to it. I really like it.


Midnight Oil - Back On The Borderline
Fun song. Perfect for a car trip. Thanks for sharing.


Get Cape, Wear Cape, Fly - The Chronicles Of A Bohemian Teenager (Part Two)
Wonderful music. I REALLY like it. Never heard of them, either. What a shame! I cant stop listening to this song. Recommend more songs please?


Gustav Holst - Jupiter, The Bringer Of Jollity
The quality is kinda low. Altogether it's decent, but I consider it difficult for classical music to not be decent ;P Couldnt turn to my favorite, tho.


Dogwood - Building A Better Me
Uh. I really gotta listen to that song another time to judge. For now it's just weird.


Gogol Bordello - Start Wearing Purple
Know the band, know the song. I like their other songs more.


Daniel Cirera - Fake vegetarian Ex-Girlfriend
Boring :[
I didnt want to listen to the lyrics after four or five lines.


Andy Williams - The Impossible Dream
I dont like his voice at aaalll.


Powderfinger - My Happiness
omg doesnt work again!! LAME!

Mad Caddies - Drinking For 11
Pretty song. I never knew this band existed. They seem to be to my taste. But I wouldnt consider this song slow!


Sum-Up: I liked most of your mixtape! But I didnt like how you put it together. It didnt seem to have a concept. Not that it matters, but I felt like sharing my thoughts. It's probably because you were in a hurry, tho.

wheelchairman
12-17-2006, 05:45 AM
oh this reminded me.

I'm leaving the country and my laptop in roughly 14 hours. And I have *a lot* of work to do before I go. So none of you will probably get a review for about 2 weeks. Sorry Bri!

Llamas
12-17-2006, 06:21 AM
*sobs*. :( PLUS you guys aren't going to come visit me. *more sobbing*.

Nina
12-17-2006, 09:44 AM
Brianna's Mixtape

It took two hours to download, and then I realized it was only the first part :[ I'm not allowed to download anything now anyway (if it's freeee), so I'll reply to the rest as soon as I download it.


Nur Ein Wort - Wir Sind Helden
Dislike the band and really dont like their lyrics. Like, REALLY dont. Their music is alright. And this song is very earworm-like.


Norden der Welt - Tomte
I really dont like it, sorry :/ It sounds like about 5000 other German bands.


Apres Moi - Regina Spektor
What a beautiful song. I like the piano and I like her voice. Reminds me on BjŲrk..both her voice and the way she sings. It's weird you cant get into BjŲrk.


Lateralus - Tool
HOT.


Soil - System of a Down
I actually dont like their s/t album as much as the others, but it's still awesome and one of the few original SOAD CD's I have.


Bleed From Within - The Music
He has a nice voice indeed. Very sympathetic. I like this song, but I havent listened to it fully yet. I will as soon as I have more time :] Can you recommend more songs?


Meet the Parents - Jay Z
I dunno why everyone (EVERYONE) likes Jay Z so much. I listened to this song until the end. And I still dont like him. In general I dont have anything against rap as long as it's decent, but this seems as pointless as most rap music is. I cant seperate it from anything else I've heard.


Little Things - Sister Hazel
It's a nice song, but somehow boring. I wouldnt listen to it with headphones on, but I'd listen to it in the background.


Domino - Goo Goo Dolls
Awesome song. I actually dont know many songs from the Goo Goo Dalls. This song surprised me cause I didnt know their music could be like that too ;P

Nina
12-17-2006, 10:45 AM
RE: All About Eve's Mixtape



Laid - Matt Nathanson
Oh, I really like the beginning! The vocals kinda ruin it, but not fully. I really like the chorus.


Fly From Heaven - Toad the Wet Sprocket
Very nice! That guy can really sing. Not many musicans can really sing it seems.


You're So Real - Matchbox Twenty
I for one like Matchbox Twenty. I really like Rob Thomas and his singing. But this song in particular I dont like too much. It's very...normal.


She's White - Electric Six
;( I dont like the vocals. haha. It's kinda annoying.


Sail Away to Avalon - Ayreon
ooooooooohhhhhhhhhh. Now that's different! Not for me but I'm surprised to find such a song in a mixtape. It's nice, but then again I like this type of music.


At The Stars - Better Than Ezra
Under You - Better Than Ezra
I tried to download a couple mp3's but my stupid program didnt find any song (yeah, stupid I say). I was curious about how they sound. I like it :] I'll get used to it very easily. Can you recommend more songs?


Children - EMF
Hmm...I dunno ;/ Too much going on in this song in my opinion.


Liberi Fatali - Hollywood Symphony Orchestra
omg I dont like that at aalll. I usually like that type of music but I just cant get into that one. Do you connect memories based on the game when you hear this?


Dumb - Garbage
Hm...maybe I'm just too picky right now but this song doesnt do it for me at all.


Ain't That Unusual - Goo Goo Dolls
I thought everyone loves the Goo Goo Dalls?
Awesome song.


Monty Got a Raw Deal - REM
Love it. I dont know many songs from REM (lame, I know) but I love the way he sings. His voice is hot.


All About Eve - Steve Vai
Ah, so this is the song. Well it's okay but a little disappointing cause I thought if you named yourself based on that song it should be fantastic ;(


It's Only Me (The Wizard of Magicland) - Barenaked Ladies
Haha, fun! I really like them. Don't know many songs by them, either. Any recommendations?


Far Behind - Candlebox
That's interesting. I will have to listen to this song again but for now it's quite decent.


Ike Ike - Hinoi Team
!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
So glad I got to know this fantastic piece of music. More! More!


What Is Eternal - Trans-Siberian Orchestra
I dont like it..


Ants Marching - Dave Matthews Band
Fun, average song. Thanks for sharing :]


Sum-up: Great mix you got there. It's basically my second favorite for now :]

Zack
12-17-2006, 12:23 PM
Mix tapes is really something I use to do alot but i really just burn cd's now, For some reason i love doin it.

Llamas
12-17-2006, 04:24 PM
I'm glad it worked for you, atleast. And thanks for listening and posting. :)


Nur Ein Wort - Wir Sind Helden
Dislike the band and really dont like their lyrics. Like, REALLY dont. Their music is alright. And this song is very earworm-like.
It's probably because I'm not so great at german... but I like their lyrics a lot. What is it that you don't like about them? And, what's earworm? haha.



Norden der Welt - Tomte
I really dont like it, sorry :/ It sounds like about 5000 other German bands.
Yeah, maybe, I don't know many German bands, so I guess I wouldn't know! Sorry you don't like, though. :(



Apres Moi - Regina Spektor
What a beautiful song. I like the piano and I like her voice. Reminds me on BjŲrk..both her voice and the way she sings. It's weird you cant get into BjŲrk.
Bjork is just too weird for me, honestly. I guess Regina is pretty weird in a lot of songs, too... but I got introduced to her through more "normal" songs of hers, and then worked my way into the weird stuff. Bjork is just always weird, haha.


Soil - System of a Down
I actually dont like their s/t album as much as the others, but it's still awesome and one of the few original SOAD CD's I have.
Sad! Why don't you like it as much?



Bleed From Within - The Music
He has a nice voice indeed. Very sympathetic. I like this song, but I havent listened to it fully yet. I will as soon as I have more time :] Can you recommend more songs? Oh god... the entire album "Welcome to the North" is like gold. I just tried listening songs you should get... I'll just upload the album for you, haha.


Meet the Parents - Jay Z
I dunno why everyone (EVERYONE) likes Jay Z so much. I listened to this song until the end. And I still dont like him. In general I dont have anything against rap as long as it's decent, but this seems as pointless as most rap music is. I cant seperate it from anything else I've heard.
Really? I get made fun of all the time for liking him! Haha. I don't see what makes the songs pointless, though. :-/ It's much different from most mtv rap, but it's not easily explained. You just have to hear it, which happens by listening to it a lot, because if you don't like rap in general and don't ever listen to it, of course it's all going to sound the same... I generally don't like a lot of country, so most of it sounds the same to me.



Little Things - Sister Hazel
It's a nice song, but somehow boring. I wouldnt listen to it with headphones on, but I'd listen to it in the background.
:( <3 folk music!



Domino - Goo Goo Dolls
Awesome song. I actually dont know many songs from the Goo Goo Dalls. This song surprised me cause I didnt know their music could be like that too ;PWhich is why Superstar Carwash is their best album. It still had a lot of the old heavier style on it, but also started moving into the softer stuff sung by John. It's a great collection of songs. :)

Llamas
12-17-2006, 05:46 PM
Tizz's tape!


01 Sugarplum Fairy - Sweet Jackie
Oooh I really like this song. And the guy's voice is awesome. Think I can find more by them?

02 Mando Diao - Amsterdam
I think you had me check them out before or something. I like them! I also really enjoy this song. They have a fun sound to them. Again, I'll check out more!

03 The Kooks - She Moves In Her Own Way
I've heard of the Kooks... wouldn't recognize their music, though. This song is fun, and I like it, but I doubt I'd really get into them.

04 The Killers - Jenny
This song is actually called "Jenny was a Friend of Mine". Probably my favorite Killers song, if not one of them! So much better than their singles.

05 Dirty pretty Things - Bang Bang You're Dead
Ooh I like the jazziness of the song! It's a little generic in some ways, but it's fun and such. I will have to check out more by them!

06 Laakso - My Gods
More win! It's really beautiful... and god love the accent!

07 The Pipettes - Why Did You stay
Geez, Tizz! Do you like any bad music?? Another winner! This girl's voice reminds me of the singer of another band... I can't think of who it is. This song is, again, really fun! Another band I'm gonna check out!

08 Hanson - The Great Divide
Do I even need to comment?? I listened to this song pretty much on loop for 3 days after I got it! haha.

09 Nephew - Bazooka
Super awesome intro. Kinda trippy. The guy's voice is amazingly suiting for the music, too. Almost feels like generic heavy rock, but there's something very unique and awesome about this. God, definitely checking them out, too.

10 The Ark - A Virgin Like You
Nice relaxing song. This guy also has a sweet voice. He's obviously had training... he's very good. Hehe, good song. :)

11 MArit Bergman - Alone Together
I am again quite a fan of this. She's got a fairly typically good voice, but it's got some tinges of uniqueness to it. The trumpet part is neat, too.

12 Johnny Deluze - Paranoia
This reminds me sort of of the killers. I don't know why. I like it, but not as much as other stuff on your tape. I probably wouldn't check them out. I do enjoy this song, though.

13 Ladytron - International Dateline
Ricky already got me to download one of their albums. I definitely like them. very different sound to them, and it works really well. Good stuff. :)

14 Vive La FÍte - Nuit Blanche
haha, this is sort of a "I feel guilty for liking this song" song. It's really weird/annoying... but I like it. Oh dear!

Conclusion: Tizz has no bad taste in music. Your tape has a very good flow to it, and a strong feel. Did you do that on purpose? It's good, and though short, one of my favorite so far, if not my favorite. Thanks for opening my eyes to a whole bunch of new music, since I'd only heard of like 3 artists on here!

Nina
12-18-2006, 06:15 AM
I dont like anything about Wir Sind Helden. I just dont feel like explaining why they annoy me?

I dont like the s/t album as much as the others because the songs on other albums seem more structured. I dont like what I call "messy" songs. but that doesnt mean I dont like the album, I never said that. I said I dont like it compared to the others.

"I don't see what makes the songs pointless, though."

The song is pointless to me because the beat sucks and the rap is all the same and boring. I honestly, truely dont care about the lyrics in this case. Lyrics can be part of the music, but what matters to me most about music is still the music itself. And Jay Z's music sucks in my opinion.
His songs dont always sound the same to me because I dont like him. They just simply all sound the same, at least the ones I heard. I dont like House-music either but it also doesnt all sound the same.

Llamas
12-18-2006, 06:19 AM
I dont like anything about Wir Sind Helden. I just dont feel like explaining why they annoy me?
Pssh! Fine!


I dont like the s/t album as much as the others because the songs on other albums seem more structured. I dont like what I call "messy" songs. but that doesnt mean I dont like the album, I never said that. I said I dont like it compared to the others.
I also never said that you said you don't like the album. ;) I just asked why you don't like it as much as others. And I think I get it. I mean, I get what you mean by "messy", I think.



The song is pointless to me because the beat sucks and the rap is all the same and boring. I honestly, truely dont care about the lyrics in this case. Lyrics can be part of the music, but what matters to me most about music is still the music itself. And Jay Z's music sucks in my opinion.
His songs dont always sound the same to me because I dont like him. They just simply all sound the same, at least the ones I heard. I dont like House-music either but it also doesnt all sound the same.
Haha, okay. Cynical much? Poor rap music! ;)

Nina
12-18-2006, 06:34 AM
Brianna's Mix Part 2


Dandy Life - Collective Soul
Pretty song.


Arch Drive Goodbye - Eve 6
I'm not crazy about the lyrics either, but I agree that their sound is nice.


July - The Blend
I'm not liking it much...it sounds really weird and like something I probably wont get into.


Eight Easy Steps - Alanis Morissette
I've always liked her and her songs. Even the singles. But that song..haha I dunno. I might get used to it though. I know and like her, after all, so it's gonna be easy.


Pull - Better Than Ezra
oohh another song by them. Thanks!


Hand in Hand - Hanson
Nice poppy song. But it sounds a little boring to me. I think Hanson are among those type of bands that you have to grow up with in order to love them fully. I'm the same with BSB.


Open Up - Dispatch
Sounds different to what I usually hear. Very interesting. I like the drums!


That Day - Natalie Imbruglia
Natalie Imbruglia is one of the most beautiful people. I love her voice and I love her lyrics. I can always relate to them, which is exactly what lyrics are supposed to do (most of the time. sometimes it's exactly the other way around)


Just in Case - Static X
I like the band too, but not always. Sometimes loud music just gets on my nerves. But right now it's quite appropriate.

Nina
12-18-2006, 06:36 AM
I'm not cynical towards any type of music :/ I'm always open for everything.

Llamas
12-18-2006, 06:40 AM
Hand in Hand - Hanson
Nice poppy song. But it sounds a little boring to me. I think Hanson are among those type of bands that you have to grow up with in order to love them fully. I'm the same with BSB.
I actually couldn't stand them until 2000, when the album that song is on was released. I HATED them in the Mmmbop days.



That Day - Natalie Imbruglia
Natalie Imbruglia is one of the most beautiful people. I love her voice and I love her lyrics. I can always relate to them, which is exactly what lyrics are supposed to do (most of the time. sometimes it's exactly the other way around) I adore her and she makes me want to be a lesbian sometimes. She's gorgeous. And god, her lyrics and voice are the best ever.



And I was kidding about the cynical thing. ;)

Nina
12-18-2006, 06:44 AM
Ah okay then :] Do you like Hason a LOT, then?


And there is something I wanna say about this topic: I put a lot of thought and time into commenting on everyone's music. It's not even about my own mixtape that nobody downloaded, it's about the fact that not even the comments I write to people anybody cares about. So I'm not downloading any mixtapes anymore, needless to say I wont comment on them either. Only exceptions: Tizz and WCM. I'll get to that soon.

I'm disappointed in you guys. You're lame.

Llamas
12-18-2006, 06:49 AM
I do like Hanson a LOT, haha. They are on my mixtape! (and mine was made of 18 of my favorite artists.) I love that album and the newer one. But I can't stand anything before that...

Nina
12-18-2006, 06:51 AM
How come? Did the music change a lot over the years? It's probably because they grew up, but I'm still curious..

Llamas
12-18-2006, 06:56 AM
Well, they did go through puberty, haha. They also left the major label and went to something smaller, and then to their own label. So production got a lot "better", in my eyes (I hate overly production). They matured and became better song writers, as well. Lyrically, they've become amazing. I seriously LOVE their lyrics (before 2000, I thought their lyrics were mostly horrible, though). I dunno, it just comes down to that they really grew as musicians. Plus when I saw them live, they all sang lead on atleast one song, all played guitar, two of them drum, and two of them play keys. I thought that was purely amazing.

Oh, and they're hot. :D

Betty
12-18-2006, 11:32 PM
And there is something I wanna say about this topic: I put a lot of thought and time into commenting on everyone's music. It's not even about my own mixtape that nobody downloaded, it's about the fact that not even the comments I write to people anybody cares about. So I'm not downloading any mixtapes anymore, needless to say I wont comment on them either. Only exceptions: Tizz and WCM. I'll get to that soon.

I'm disappointed in you guys. You're lame.

Mmmm... I downloaded your tape Nina... and have listened to everybody's and am intending to comment on most now that I'm home for the holidays and have a minute to spare. It's on my to-do list, I just haven't had the chance to invest a few hours in the task. I make a huge effort to listen to new music and have actually gotten into a bunch of bands cause of BBS people. And I like talking about music. Sooo... I just feel a bit... not really offended... but offput by that comment. I think you'd like my tape probably (reviews in this thread have been decent so far)... but it's up to you. It's already been worthwhile for me since a few people gave it a go.

Comments for everyone should be up in one form or another probably by Thursday. Never fear!

Llamas
12-19-2006, 12:57 AM
BTY, Michelle, I listened to yours and liked it. I don't think I commented on it yet, but I will!! :)

ninthlayer
12-19-2006, 01:05 AM
Ninas, I'll download yours once I have a home computer again. But then I'm going to upload a mixtape and you have to download it too.

Okay, bye.

Nina
12-19-2006, 02:53 AM
[...]it's about the fact that not even the comments I write to people anybody cares about.

I'm disappointed in you guys. You're lame.

I'm not talking about you, Betty. As I said, I didnt think anyone would like my mixtape and I am not pissed in the least bit that nobody downloaded it! I'm just disappointed that the people I commented on didnt reply, because it took SO LONG. That doesnt include you. I have the feeling you just wanted to misunderstand me?

Dear ninth,
let's have sex,
love, me.

Tizzalicious
12-19-2006, 04:48 AM
07 The Pipettes - Why Did You stay
Geez, Tizz! Do you like any bad music?? Another winner! This girl's voice reminds me of the singer of another band... I can't think of who it is. This song is, again, really fun! Another band I'm gonna check out!

08 Hanson - The Great Divide
Do I even need to comment?? I listened to this song pretty much on loop for 3 days after I got it! haha.

Conclusion: Tizz has no bad taste in music. Your tape has a very good flow to it, and a strong feel. Did you do that on purpose? It's good, and though short, one of my favorite so far, if not my favorite. Thanks for opening my eyes to a whole bunch of new music, since I'd only heard of like 3 artists on here!

I think you might mean The Donnas?

I kept listening to the Great Divide over and over too. Much love!

Glad you like my taste, we Hansonfans gotta stick together!

Betty
12-19-2006, 11:59 AM
I have the feeling you just wanted to misunderstand me?


Nina, I'm always getting the feeling that I'm somehow provoking you, but then you always throw in a comment like this.

Maybe I did misunderstand, but definitely not on purpose.