"Random rules": 10 random songs from your player

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  1. shoreman1782

    shoreman1782 Senior member

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    CD, funny, I'd think Dulli's oversized, drunken lothario personality would go over well down there. I loved Afghan Whigs.

    Mclusky--To Hell With Good Intentions
    Basement Jaxx--Oh My Gosh
    Leonard Cohen--Diamonds in the Mine
    Shearwater--Sevent-four, Seventy-five
    The Replacements--Color Me Impressed
    The Specials--Niteclub
    Pearl Jam--Better Man (live)
    QOTSA--Song for the Dead
    Belle and Sebastian--Another Sunny Day (Alter, can't understand how anyone would get bored with B+S!)
    The Black Keys--Work Me
     


  2. Bandwagonesque

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    1. Generation - Black Rebel Motorcycle Club. From their earlier harder-rocking phase. Quite like Raveonettes or J&M Chain.


    You'll like the new BRMC album. It's a combination of all that was great from BRMC, TTOOYO, and Howl.
     


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    "Take A Chance On Me" ABBA
    "Margaritaville" Jimmy Buffett
    "Crazy" Seal
    "Senora Vida" Jon Secada
    "Take Five" Brubeck Quartet

    Ah sh*t, my battery just went dead. For chrissakes.

    JB
     


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    "Take A Chance On Me" ABBA
    "Margaritaville" Jimmy Buffett
    "Crazy" Seal
    "Senora Vida" Jon Secada
    "Take Five" Brubeck Quartet

    Ah sh*t, my battery just went dead. For chrissakes.

    JB


    ABBA will do that to your battery. Evil Scandinavian battery drainers!

    [​IMG]
     


  5. California Dreamer

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    You'll like the new BRMC album. It's a combination of all that was great from BRMC, TTOOYO, and Howl.
    I didn't know of that one. +1 on my list. Tonight's commute home - lots of electronica this time. 1. Sledgehammer - Peter Gabriel. One of those songs where the video is more impressive than the song, although it's still good. Why does Gabriel always sound angsty, even in a love song like this? 2. Easy Girls - Les Negresses Verte. These guys defy classification; they are all over the shop. This is one of their more mellow numbers; personally I prefer them uptempo. 3. Absolute Beginners - The Jam. I'm not one of those Jam fans who hate their later, more produced stuff, but this one does nothing for me. 4. Condemnation - Depeche Mode. Pedestrian DM; doesn't do much for me. 5. Got No Love - The Kooks. It's confirmed; I like this album. 6. Stop Don't Panic - Jamiroquai. Despite my rep here as a JK fan, I'm not that into him. My iPod needs a cull, is all. 7. I Don't Want to Go to Chelsea - Elvis Costello. This is the first EC song I can remember hearing. I think Declan has it all over every other contender as the best Irish songwriter of the last couple of decades. 8. Ponytail Girl - Color Theory. Billed as a "Depeche Mode tribute". Sounds a bit like the poppier DM stuff, without being too imitative. 9. Cash Machine - Hard-Fi. Another of the young Brit bands I'm into. I really like this album. Good and bratty. 10. Setting Son - Chemical Brothers. Liam Gallagher's singing works very well with the Brothers' crashing percussive electronica. At least he seems to have checked his ego at the studio door. 11. We Can Get Together - Icehouse. Their first single, way back when they were still called Flowers and Iva Davies was just a callow youth. A nice bit of 80s rock that wears quite well today. It makes me feel really old now. 12. Thank You - Dido (Deep Dish remix). Eminem's total re-invention of this song on Stan was brilliant, and this brooding remix is not far behind. The soppy original by Dido (or Dildo as Ali G called her) is way behind. 13. Devil - Stereophonics. Welshman Kelly Jones has a great rock voice, but this one sounds a lot more contrived and forced than their best songs. 14. Puzzle With a Piece Missing - Gotye. This album is up against Augie March for the best Australian album of last year. Terrific electropop, with a bit of a Specials feel in the intro. 15. The Bitterest Pill - The Jam. One of their later numbers that I do like, if not the absolute best (that's Beat Surrender). 16. Midnight Creeper - Eagles of Death Metal. A nice antidote to all of the electronica. I absolutely love these guys - A+ for attitude. 17. Surf's Up Tonight - Midnight Oil. A mellow contemplative song from their earlier period before they honed their political edge. Doesn't set the pulse racing like good Oils should. 18. Chance - Big Country. Guilty pleasure department. I still like them after all these years, and it's sad that Stuart Adamson drank himself to death. I could have used a few more decades of his rueful ballads like this one.
     


  6. Bandwagonesque

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    Breathe is a cool, mellow album - but far from their "early" period considering they had only 2 albums that followed it up. And as much as I like the Clashy-pub rock of the first few albums, Capricornia is my all-time fave.
     


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    Lovesick - Orange Juice
    Heart of Glass - Blondie
    Respiration - Black Star
    Kookies - MF Doom
    My Brother's a Basehead - De La Soul
    Prelude - Del Tha Funkee Homosapien
    Street Walker - Grandmaster Flash
    Do Me, Baby - Prince
    Sweet Black Angel - The Rolling Stones
    It's Cold Outside - The Choir

    Just to prove my iPod got soul...[​IMG]
     


  8. shoreman1782

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    Got to work today and opened my bag... no iPod. I'm embarrassed at the level of panic that ensued as I searched through very pocket and every office drawer. Turns out I had left it in my car. Phew.

    Talking Heads - Girlfriend is Better
    Lifetime - Knives, Bats, New Tats
    Camera Obscura - Country Mile
    Led Zep - Bron-Y-Aur Stomp (live)
    Pavement - Father to a Sister of Thought
    Wilco - Nothing'severgonnastandinmyway
    The Decemberists - Kingdom of Spain
    Junior Boys - Birthday (Manitoba Mix)
    The Beatles - Drive My Car
    Radio 4 - Absolute Affirmation
     


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    Ain't nothing wrong with the classics edition:

    Up From the Skies - Jimi Hendrix
    Cigarettes and Alcohol - Oasis
    The Village Green Preservation Society - The Kinks
    Ceremony - Galaxie 500
    Michael - Franz Ferdinand
    I Get Wild: Wild Gravity - Talking Heads
    Kaw-Liga - Hank Williams
    Still Raining, Still Dreaming - Jimi Hendrix
    Well, Well, Well - John Lennon
    Dead Souls - Joy Division
     


  10. shoreman1782

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    Prompted by boredom:

    Magnetic Fields - All My Little Words
    Leonard Cohen - Who By Fire
    The Cardigans - Lovefool (10 years after being played to death, the song arises)
    Soul Asylum - Sometime To Return
    The Damnwells - Sleepsinging
    Dino Jr - Thumb
    Pixies - Tame
    Fugazi - Recap Modotti
    Sunny Day Real Estate - In Circles
    Syd Barret - Octopus
     


  11. Alter

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    Yeah Oh Yeah- Spiderbait
    Street Fighting Man- Rolling Stones
    Good guys- Camper Van Beethoven
    Pick It Up And Dial- Sloan
    Une annÃ[​IMG]e sans lumiere- Arcade Fire
    Spit On A Stranger- Pavement
    Back To The Sea- The Thermals
    The World as Changed- The Fleshtones
    Superindividual- Jimmy George
    The Funny Bird- Mercury Rev
    Abattoir Blues- Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
     


  12. Eason

    Eason Bicurious Racist

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    Just got the complete 陳奕迅 Eason Chan Collection... 28 albums, 400 odd songs... so any 10 songs would be 陳奕迅 - some chinese

    :up:
     


  13. skalogre

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    Allright, lets randomise again...

    1. Duracell - Zero Defects (from There Is No Time comp.)
    2. City of blinding lights - U2 (from How to dismantle an atomic bomb - wife's album)
    3. White Punks On Hope - Crass (From Stations of the Cross - wife's again)
    4. Scream & Die (Volker Lutz mix) - Pulcher Femina (From Yet Another Electro Compilation)
    5. Dream Stalker - Hybrid (From I Choose Noise)
    6. Qui Mal - In The Nursery (From Groundloop)
    7. Subzero - The Gathering (From Always)
    8. Spineless - Terrorfakt (from Cold Steel World)
    9. Herz Aus Eis - Unheilig (From Zelluloid)
    10. Cane Flute - ΠΕΤΡΟΣ ΤΑΜΠΟΥΡΗΣ (From Secular Music of Greek Antiquity - not a "listening" album per-se, more of a academic interest thing)

    Wel, that was an odd selection [​IMG] ...
     


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    Allright, lets randomise again...

    1. Duracell - Zero Defects (from There Is No Time comp.)
    2. City of blinding lights - U2 (from How to dismantle an atomic bomb - wife's album)
    3. White Punks On Hope - Crass (From Stations of the Cross - wife's again)
    4. Scream & Die (Volker Lutz mix) - Pulcher Femina (From Yet Another Electro Compilation)
    5. Dream Stalker - Hybrid (From I Choose Noise)
    6. Qui Mal - In The Nursery (From Groundloop)
    7. Subzero - The Gathering (From Always)
    8. Spineless - Terrorfakt (from Cold Steel World)
    9. Herz Aus Eis - Unheilig (From Zelluloid)
    10. Cane Flute - ΠΕΤΡΟΣ ΤΑΜΠΟΥΡΗΣ (From Secular Music of Greek Antiquity - not a "listening" album per-se, more of a academic interest thing)

    Wel, that was an odd selection [​IMG] ...


    Yep...you may have just won the "Most Random" prize [​IMG]
     


  15. California Dreamer

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    Today's random shuffle:

    1. Rammstein - Weisses Fleisch. Their standard snarly noise. Who knows what it means, but it's great.
    2. Love is a Long Road - Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers. Yes,, the old iPod does need a cull.
    3. So What - Miles Davis. Incomparable.
    4. Fed and Watered - Josh Pyke. Australia's newest hot songwriter. The album is called Memories and Dust. Buy it immediately.
    5. Famille Heureuse - Les Negresses Verte. They never fail to pick me up.
    6. Clint Eastwood - Gorillaz. Still like it, after all these years. Wish I'd gone to their concert at the Warfield in SF when I had the chance.
    7. Five Easy Pieces - Clap Your Hands Say Yeah. Still getting into their new album, so I'm ambivalent about this atmospheric slowie.
    8. Saturday Morning - Eels. One of E's better ones, which means very good indeed.
    9. The Specialist - Interpol. Not one of their stand-outs.
    10. Graceland - Paul Simon. Some of the lyrics make me wince in pain, but the tune is as infectious as Ebola.
     


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