|Sophie Solomon - Lazarus|
(Jul 26, 2012 - 14:02)
| tboyer wrote:|
Nice song, haunting. Her vocal style is too much of a ripoff of KT Tunstall though. Like they had the same vocal coach or something.
Surprised nobody else replied to this. This is KT Tunstall on guest vocals. Sophie Solomon is playing the violin.
|Vampire Weekend - A-Punk|
(Mar 17, 2011 - 14:48)
| Photo-John wrote:|
I want to punch this band in the face.
Does not sound like Slayer.
Best comment ever!
|Arcade Fire - We Used To Wait|
(Mar 11, 2011 - 14:57)
| sharkey wrote:|
And that's why they one 2011 Grammy's for best album of the year. Sez a lot about Grammy's or U?
You might need one of these:
|Over The Rhine - The World Can Wait|
(Dec 30, 2010 - 13:05)
| btilrn wrote:|
Good insight from someone whose "10" list is composed of largely of songs written before 1980.
I'm not taking sides here, but you do realize that human history is largely composed of things that happened before 1980 as well?
|Metric - Blindness|
(Dec 20, 2010 - 12:11)
| ufamsm wrote:|
Really? Check out "Live it Out". Their 2nd album released, 3rd album recorded, is kind of where they start hitting their stride. I get flashbacks of the glory I expected from Garbage after they put out v.2.0!
Plenty of good tunes on "Old World Underground..." too.
|Porcupine Tree - Trains|
(Nov 12, 2010 - 09:09)
|One of the best in their catalog, and probably my favorite to see live. Makes a fantastic encore.|
|Eisley - Invasion|
(Jul 09, 2010 - 11:57)
| warderblu wrote:|
Nice. Apparently, that's what they used to be called. They shortened it to 'Eisley' just in case Lucas decided to sue.
|Steely Dan - Don't Take Me Alive|
(May 04, 2010 - 13:05)
| gshrieves wrote:|
I'm pretty sure this is my favorite Steely Dan song. Ever. Everything is just perfect, especially Larry Carlton's guitar work.
Agreed. I'm not a huge Dan fan, but this one is damn good.
|Metric - Satellite Mind|
(Apr 29, 2010 - 14:49)
| Baby_M wrote:|
The f-bomb just ruins this one. She could've gotten the point across without it, and it would have made the song more univerally appealing. I suspect it was thrown in to be "edgy" and "transgressive"—"Oooooh! Lookit me! I'm and independent free-thinking artiste defying bourgeoise convention! I'm using the word FUCK in my lyrics! Admire my artistic daring! (Can I has NEA grant money now?)"
I doubt it. I'd bet you spent more time analyzing that line than she did writing it.
|Cold War Kids - Audience|
(Apr 15, 2010 - 12:16)
|I don't know. I guess this is the sort of thing you'd enjoy...if you enjoy this sort of thing.|
Me, I hear Kenny Loggins in this guy's voice.
|Steve Stevens - Sadhana|
(Mar 09, 2010 - 10:21)
|Good idea. Maybe I'll post a couple to the LRC.|
This is awesome - can we hear some tracks off of Flamenco a go-go
|Metric - Satellite Mind|
(Feb 05, 2010 - 12:15)
| ch83575 wrote:|
Ok... I'll be honest. Occasionally I will pop in here to see if anybody has posted pictures of a female vocalist just to see if she matches the image in my minds eye. In this case I wish I hadn't.
That's not the most flattering picture of her. Besides, if you're looking for photos of musicians, there's this new kid on the block called Google. I forget what their address is, though.
|Vampire Weekend - Holiday|
(Jan 26, 2010 - 15:01)
| contractor07 wrote:| Coaxial wrote:
How much are you getting paid to play this crap? Your stuck in the 70's, its 2010, fyi
So, new = good? I didn't realize it was that easy.
|Norah Jones - Light as a Feather|
(Jan 22, 2010 - 13:33)
| shutter wrote:|
Half-listening, the past couple times I heard the intro to this song I thought it was Jack the Stripper / Fairies Wear Boots by Black Sabbath. After a bit I realized it wasn't Ozzy singin'.
I came here to post the same observation, but you beat me to it.
|Porcupine Tree - Sentimental|
(Jan 19, 2010 - 10:17)
| westslope wrote:|
Yeah, the lyrics capture the situation perfectly.
Incidentally, if you haven't heard the more industrial version of this song found on the Nil Recurring EP, I highly recommend it. The song is called Normal.
I second that. Normal rocks.
|Porcupine Tree - Drown With Me|
(Jan 17, 2010 - 17:59)
| adib wrote:|
Just awesome... I can't thank RP enough for introducing me to Porcupine Tree. I would (seriously) be interested to know what the person that gave this a '1' has as a constructive criticism - I just can not find a fault with this. Great singing/harmonies, interesting rhythm and chord progressions, *superb* production, superb musicianship, thoughtful and interesting lyrics... what can possibly be wrong?
I was wondering about that '1' vote myself. Since Bill hasn't played the tune, my guess is it's probably someone who hates PT and just went through and rated all of their songs in the library with a '1' - kind of an ass-bag move if you ask me.
|Porcupine Tree - Drown With Me|
(Jan 17, 2010 - 17:54)
|Just checking in to add another vote to the "please play this song" pile.|
I stopped by to add it to the LRC, only to find that it's already here, and never been played.
|Afro Celt Sound System - Mojave|
(Jan 11, 2010 - 14:15)
| fredriley wrote:|
Er, there aren't any lyrics - it's purely an instrumental. Or do you mean tune writing?
Well, that's splitting hairs. I've never heard anyone refer to "tune writing" before.
If it makes you feel any better, let's go with "the writing."
|OSI - Once|
(Dec 03, 2009 - 14:17)
| mandolin wrote:|
...blood is a fantastically great album, by far OSI's best effort to date...
...of course, i've never picked up free, mostly on account of being underwhelmed hearing this track...
Free is pretty solid too. This is certainly not the best track on it. There are others that would fit right in on RP...
|The Zookeepers - Beautiful World|
(Nov 20, 2009 - 07:42)
| al_the_x wrote:|
Anybody have trouble getting this tune off of iTunes? A search on "The Zookeepers" returns a lot of valid but ultimately incorrect results. :(
Yes, lots of trouble. The biggest roadblock was not wanting it.
|Paolo Nutini - Candy|
(Nov 16, 2009 - 11:13)
|What is it about this guy's voice/affectation that makes me want to sock him? I'm not a violent guy, but something about him just takes me there.|
The music's not bad, though.
|Rachael Yamagata - Little Life|
(Nov 04, 2009 - 14:25)
| buddyweiser wrote:|
there's already Ray Lamontagne signing like that
That's funny. I've always been across the room when this song came on and just assumed it was Ray.
Just now noticed it's the Yam.
|Afro Celt Sound System - Mojave|
(Nov 02, 2009 - 09:30)
| RParadise wrote:|
Actually, those drums are live. Listen closely and you'll hear variations not only in strokes, but in dynamics. Besides, I've seen this performed live on YouTube. Very impressive.
It's not the drums that make me think "Casio." It's the songwriting.
|Rodrigo Y Gabriela - Diablo Rojo|
(Oct 15, 2009 - 10:30)
| akmegan wrote:|
I think you mean SHE. Gabby actually plays the lead. Rodrigo plays backups & harmonies. She rips it & he keeps up
Saw them live in a little theater in Alaska. Mindblowing fo sho.
They mix it up. But Rodrigo is the primary lead player. Any of the intricate picked passages are him. Gabriela plays some lead, but she is the rhythm powerhouse.
|Owl City - Fireflies|
(Oct 06, 2009 - 10:02)
| flatpicker wrote:|
Is that Auto-tune I hear?
|Joe Jackson - Steppin' Out|
(Oct 01, 2009 - 12:32)
| Carl wrote:|
A&M's shareholders to make more money?
Do they really think the logo's going change anyone's decision on whether or not to buy the CD? Myself, well, I don't have favorite artists, I just really like anything A&M puts out.
As a side note, holy crap! I haven't heard this song in ages.
|Stone Roses - Fools Gold|
(Sep 22, 2009 - 07:09)
| heliosweb wrote:|
Oooooh! Dere poor wittle attention spans just can't take it! Give 'em a 2 or 3 minute track so they can stop cryin'!
I ain't about the lyrics, it's about the beat. I'm gonna buy this one, load it up on the iPod, jump on the bike and go cycling like a madman! peace out, steve
The "beat" is the problem. I'm OK with everything else here, but that lifeless drum loop really makes this drag.
|Horse Feathers - Finch On Sunday|
(Sep 04, 2009 - 08:03)
| deadmessengers wrote:|
I don't know why, but the violin in this song just grates on me.
I agree. I know I'm in the minority here, though. So, I guess I'll just take a walk.
|Zero 7 - In the Waiting Line|
(Sep 02, 2009 - 11:27)
| dynamaniak wrote:|
Sia is much less whiney on this track than usual. She has a great voice when she is not overly nasal. The lyrics are much more mature than her earlier stuff too IMO.
This one's not Sia. It's Sohpie Barker.
|Antje Duvekot - Scream|
(Aug 28, 2009 - 10:26)
| peter_james_bond wrote:|
I understand that people will dislike many of the songs on RP, my main point was that the poster in question has a disturbing tendency to give low ratings to female artists. I think this amounts to gender bias so when I saw another negative post by this individual, directed at a talented female artist, I drafted a response that exposed the lopsidedness of his ratings. People are free to rate artists anyway they want to and everybody has some degree of bias in them but I think people should strive to be fair in their ratings. Would it be acceptable to give low ratings to African American artists or Gay artists? No, so why is it all right to give poor ratings to female artists? I'm willing to give people the benefit of doubt, this individual may not have realized what he was doing, although that seems unlikely.
To say you absolutely hate 15% of the songs that RP plays is a strong statement. I dislike some of the songs but I've never given a song a "1" rating. In my opinion that's unfair to the artists, who work hard to create their tunes and who often perform in dingy dives to indifferent audiences for years before they achieve some level of success. I also don't think it's fair to the people who like the song and to Bill and Rebecca, who's opinions I respect. And, also, I'm no musical expert.
Of course in the end we are free to disagree. But I do agree with your expression of support for Radio Paradise. Viva RP!
Not liking female singers doesn't necessarily indicate a gender bias. I, for one, don't care for a lot of male vocalists, and I'm a guy. To compare that to not liking African-American or gay artists is a stretch to say the least. Female singers *generally* sound different than males, and maybe that sound doesn't resonate with that person. I wouldn't say that I can always tell if someone is gay or black from their voice, but I'm pretty confident that I can determine the gender of the singer 95% of the time.
As for giving songs a 1, I say go for it. The ratings are about YOUR opinion. Music is emotional for both the artist and the listener. I agree that the artists work hard, but I'm not to worried about being fair to them. I doubt they're going to come here and cry if they see low ratings.
|The Bird and the Bee - Preparedness|
(May 04, 2009 - 11:01)
| andrewmi wrote:|
I'd be OK with more Bird and the Bee on RP. Polite Dance Song, perhaps? I might have to do some submitting.
I second that. The new album is quite good.
|Coyote Grace - A Guy Named Joe|
(Apr 24, 2009 - 13:33)
| greyfin10 wrote:|
That guitar riff that starts at the bridge is 90% the opening bass riff from the theme song to Barney Miller!
I'm glad someone else caught that.
|Sweet - Love Is Like Oxygen|
(Apr 08, 2009 - 14:27)
| raindogt00 wrote:|
You are NOT playing Sweet! That is too funny! Bring on the Blitz!!!
|Band of Horses - Is There A Ghost|
(Mar 31, 2009 - 14:01)
I just can't remember which Ozzy song this really reminds me of.
Also, I'm getting a real Bob Seger vibe from the album cover.
|Joe Satriani - Brother John|
(Mar 18, 2009 - 15:20)
| bokey wrote:|
I'm not familiar with this guy but a comment I heard about him sticks.Something like-"he plays all of the notes with none of the feeling".
That's the typical comment you hear about any guitarist who's capable of playing fast and clean. While that may be true of some of the "shredders," I wouldn't say it about Joe - I've seen him play.
There are two "feelings" at work, the feeling the artist puts into their music and the feeling the listener gets from it. Joe puts plenty of feeling into his music, but it's not going to resonate with everybody. Different strokes for different folks. I just don't agree with selling someone short for not having any feeling. He wouldn't have spent most of his life playing music if he wasn't into it.
|Chroma Key - Colorblind|
(Jan 20, 2009 - 14:04)
|If anyone's interested, I heard Kevin Moore is working on a third OSI record. On drums this time...Gavin Harrison of Porcupine Tree. Woo-hoo!|
|Hooverphonic - Battersea|
(Nov 08, 2007 - 12:46)
Funny you should mention it.
Anime OST composer Yoko Kanno lifted this track almost in its entirety and added it to the Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex soundtrack.
Can't say the series is particularily Cheesy though. Its stuffed with great action and a complex plot.
But I am pretty disapointed that she did not present the original creators of the work.
/edit/ Funny that someone else thought of writing an almost identical response. ;)
I'm a fan of the series, and I have the soundtrack. When I first heard this Hooverphonic track on RP, my first thought was "Wow, this sounds just like that Ghost in the Shell track." A quick google search revealed that it was the other way around. It is disappointing, but I still like her music.
|Hooverphonic - Battersea|
(Nov 08, 2007 - 09:44)
Anyone else get the image of some cheesy Anime Character spinning in a field with wind blowing through their purple hair?
Funny you should mention that. This song has been plagiarized by an anime composer named Yoko Kanno.
Google battersea yoko kanno for details.
|Joe Jackson - Fools in Love (Live)|
(Sep 28, 2007 - 15:07)
Some of the best live shows I've ever seen were Joe Jackson's.
Oh, and for a whole other "take" on this song, see Inara George's version. Available on iTunes. Very cool.
I've never heard this before, but I have heard Inara George's version. Very nice.
|Porcupine Tree - Disappear|
(Sep 18, 2007 - 14:35)
What's with the hissing in the background the whole time? Sounds like it was recorded on cheap casette tape.
That's because this is a demo. This particular version isn't even on "Recordings" as indicated above. The version on "Recordings" is a bit more polished.
|Bjork - Play Dead|
(Aug 24, 2007 - 10:32)
|One of my favorite Bjork tunes. Way to go, Bill!|
|Eisley - Invasion|
(Aug 16, 2007 - 20:15)
|I've had this tune in my head all week and I like it more each time I hear it. Rating upped.|
|Metric - Rock Me Now|
(Jul 24, 2007 - 09:52)
|This is actually not a new album, but a re-release of their long out-of-print first record from 2000. There are better tracks than this on it. I'd recommend the title track and White Gold.|