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Monday, June 25, 2007

Bonnaroo 2007 - Top 10 Songs

Mood: "Hot, Sweaty, and Coated with Dust/Beer"


Description:

This is a special week since I've just been at Bonnaroo 2007; so I'm posting 10 songs instead of the usual 5! These top 10 songs from Bonnaroo 2007 are mostly bands I knew already plus a few bands I discovered at the festival. Also, check out my Public Photo Album and the Videos I took from the audience. I apologize in advance for the terrible quality of the videos (both audio and video quality), the Pictures are much better than the videos.

Bonnaroo 2007

But why?

The Police - "Roxanne":

Dierks Bentley - "What was I Thinkin'":

Spoon - "Everything Hits at Once":

The Decemberists - "16 Military Wives":

Damien Rice - "The Blower's Daughter":

Regina Spektor - "Fidelity":

Cold War Kids - "Hang Me Up To Dry":

The Little Ones - "Lovers Who Uncover":

Feist - "Mushaboom":

Brazillian girls - "Jique":

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Monday, June 4, 2007

Electrified

Mood: "Experimental"


Tracks (View this iMix):
  1. I Like the Way - Bodyrockers
  2. Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger - Daft Punk
  3. Smile (Radio Edit) - Lily Allen
  4. Hide and Seek - Imogen Heap
  5. New Born - Muse

Description:

New Sounds through electronics and sampling: Electronics have had a massive impact on music, especially in the last few years. It's now easier to create new sounds even as they become more complex and realistic.

But why?

'I like the way' to start the mix because of it's energy. I think it comes from the clever use of electric guitar (for a 'dance music' band). I especially like the way they use LPF's to create a feeling of build.

'Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger' because of the Insane vocoder/midi-guitar solo. I think Daft Punk is one of the most creative electronic bands I've ever heard.

'Smile' because of the deceptively simple electronic beats, and the bitter lyrics, that make me smile. They're just so damn funny, but terrible at the same time.

'Hide and Seek' because vocoder a capella. The vocoder sounds big and warm and the arrangement is very dissonant. I'll admit it... I'm a sucker for vocoders.

'New Born' because of it's intense transitions. It makes a good follow up for 'hide and seek' because of it's semi-quiet synth intro and the dramatic transitions make this song interesting, and fun. Also, Matthew Bellamy's Vocals are brilliant and dark and (for me) they make muse worth listening to.

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