9. March 2009

Music Intersector Now With Up to Five Users


Some time ago, I created a little addon to Last.fm called Music Intersector. It shows which bands are common between the favorites of two users. As you might have noticed, Last.fm has integrated this functionality into its own system, so my old music intersector became a bit pointless.

Not anymore. I just updated it and it can now show the musical similarities between up to five users. Perfect for small parties and gatherings. :)

» Music Intersector

Unfortunately, the number of results declines extremely rapidly with more than two users. There is not much that I can do about it, since Last.fm only offers access to the top 50 artists and not the whole profile.

9. June 2008

Anberlin – Blueprints for the Black Market (CD Review / Recommendation)

Cover: Anberlin - Blueprints for the Black Market

Anberlin are an american Band which exists since 2002. Their style is commonly referred to as alternative rock, emo or "christian rock" (weird term for a music style). I am very bad in categorizing music, so please leave a comment if you know more. :)

In 2003, Anberlin released their debut record, Blueprints for the Black Market. As usually I don’t have the verbal skills to adequately describe why this record is so cool, so I’ll stick with a simple description: It rocks! :) My favorite tracks are "Readyfuels", "Autobahn" and "Glass to the arson". The "Lovesong" cover is pretty cool as well.

Unfortunately, the acoustic version of Autobahn is not included on the CD – a shame! This version is what first introduced me to Anberlin. According to an internet source, this version was originally created as a promo for the website of the Rolling Stone Magazine and maybe was also found on the MTV website. Now, the acoustic Autobahn seems to be only available through illegal channels. If someone knows a legal source, please leave a comment!

Samples

Listening samples are available at Amazon and Last.fm

Tracks on Blueprints for the Black Market

  1. Readyfuels
  2. Foreign Language
  3. Change the World (Lost Ones)
  4. Cold War Transmissions
  5. Glass to the Arson
  6. Undeveloped Story
  7. Autobahn
  8. We Dreamt in Heist
  9. Love Song
  10. Cadence
  11. Naïve Orleans

More Music Recommendations

Subway to Sally – Bastard

Ghoultown – Tales from the Dead West

Deine Lakaien – Acoustic (music review)

(This article is also available in German)

Topics: alternativeCDemomusicrecommendationreview

23. November 2007

Ghoultown – Tales from the Dead West (CD-Review)


Ghoultown - Tales from the Dead West

Ghoultown create music that I have difficulties to categorize. It sounds a bit like Country, but is based mainly on electric guitars. The atmosphere is gloomy, although the music doesn’t take itself overly serious at this.

» read on!

Topics: albumCDgothabillymusicrecommendationrecordreview

6. March 2006

Deine Lakaien – Acoustic (music review)


A good pianist and a good singer – that’s all you need to make really good music.

Such a outstanding pianist (Ernst Horn) and a singer with a wonderful deep voice (Alexander) are “Deine Lakaien”. Usually, their music has a strong electronic touch, but there also is an unplugged album called “Acoustic”. No matter if electronic or acoustic, the music of Deine Lakaien is always unusual and dark.

» read on!

Topics: acousticalbumCDdarkdarkwavemusicrecommendationreview

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