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Memories Made In The Coldest Winter
Updated Top Ten
03/28/09 at 08:42 AM by hockeyguitar99
1. Manchester Orchestra - Mean Everything To Nothing
2. Animal Collective - Merriweather Post Pavillion
3. Pomegranates - Everybody, Come Outside!
4. Dan Deacon - Bromst
5. P.O.S. - Never Better
6. Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears - Tell 'Em What Your Name Is!
7. Morrissey - Year Of Refusal
8. Mastodon – Crack the Skye
9. Harlem Shakes - Technicolor Health
10. Cursive - Mama. I'm Swollen

P.O.S. moved up, Mastodon moved in, Beirut moved out
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Essential Albums: Let's do this!
02/24/09 at 03:54 PM by hockeyguitar99
So after the post, I spent a lot of time trying to think up what I consider essential albums, I'm stoked to get some "PRETENTIOUS ASSFUCKFUCKING ASSHOLE DOUCHE" comments, but hey, whatcha gonna do?

I'm limiting myself to one per band, which is a bitch, but I'm doing it

These are not the most influential or important albums, just ones that I think are good enough that everyone should own.
No real order:

Radiohead - OK Computer
Broken Social Scene - Broken Social Scene
Animal Collective - Sung Tongs
My Bloody Valentine - Loveless
Sonic Youth - Daydream Nation
The Flaming Lips - The Soft Bulletin
Neutral Milk Hotel - In The Aeroplane, Over The Sea
Wilco - Summerteeth
Girl Talk - Night Ripper
The Replacements - Let It Be
Daft Punk - Alive 2007
Grizzly Bear - Yellow House
Kanye West - The College Dropout
Modest Mouse - The Lonesome Crowded West
Arcade Fire - Funeral

If you'd like to know why I included one over the other in a bands catalog, or something like that, ask! If you want to tell me what a fucking idiot I am because Blink aren't on here, go ahead! If you think that there is a band or album I totally overlooked, let me know. thanks!
Tags: list, essential, PITCHFORK ASSHOLE DOUCEBAG CUNT
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Best of 08 updated portions
12/28/08 at 03:09 AM by hockeyguitar99
Biggest Disappointments


10. Underoath - Lost In The Sound Of Seperation
9. Thieves & Villains - Movement
8. Nine Inch Nails - The Slip
7. The Killers - Day & Age
6. Jason Mraz - We Dance, We Sing, We Steal Things
5. The Academy Is... - Fast Times At Barrington High
4. Common - Universal Mind Control
3. The All-American Rejects - When The World Comes Down
2. Weezer - Weezer (Red Album)
1. Anberlin - New Surrender

Top 30 Albums of 2008

30. Los Campesinos! – We Are Beautiful, We Are Doomed
29. Driver F - Chase The White Whale
28. Times New Viking – Rip It Off
27. The Sea and Cake – Car Alarm
26. Dear and The Headlights – Drunk Like Bible Times
25. In:Aviate - 1985
24, Good Old War – Only Way To Be Alone
23. The Score – Songs For A Halfway Home
22, Pompeii – Nothing Happens For A Reason
21. Butch Walker – Sycamore Meadows
20. Kings Of Leon – Only By The Night
19. Cold War Kids – Loyalty To Loyalty
18. TV On The Radio – Dear Science,
17. Fall Out Boy – Folie A Deux
16. No Age - Nouns
15. Russian Circles - Station
14. Los Campesinos! – Hold On Now, Youngster
13. Why? - Alopecia
12. Right Away, Great Captain – The Eventually Home
11. Kanye West – 808’s and Heartbreaks
10. Fleet Foxes – Fleet Foxes
9. City and Colour – Bring Me Your Love
8. Forgive Durden – Razia’s Shadow
7. Portugal. The Man – Censored Colors
6. Copeland – You Are My Sunshine
5. The Gaslight Anthem – The ’59 Sound
4. Lydia - Illuminate
3. Tokyo Police Club – Elephant Shell
2. Deerhunter – Microcastle
1. Arrows – Modern Art & Politics

AOTY List is much changed and updated. I had those records at the top and prematurely decided that that's where they would obviously stay, but taking a look back, they lacked the lasting value I expected, so here's the updated version, some records I hadn't heard enough when I was making my list, and some I forgot about.
Tags: AOTY, 2008, lists, music
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Best, Worst, and more of 08
12/17/08 at 04:44 PM by hockeyguitar99
Top 15 Albums Of The Year

15. Thrice - The Alchmey Index (III & IV)
14. Russian Circles - Station
13. Fall Out Boy - Folie A Deux
12. No Age - Nouns
11. Butch Walker - Sycamore Meadows
10. Kanye West - 808s and Heartbreaks
9. Fleet Foxes - Fleet Foxes
8. City and Colour - Bring Me Your Love
7. The Gaslight Anthem - The '59 Sound
6. Arrows - Modern Art & Politics
5. Tokyo Police Club - Elephant Shell
4. Portugal. The Man - Censored Colors
3. Copeland - You Are My Sunshine
2. Forgive Durden - Razia's Shadow
1. Lydia - Illuminate

Honorable Mentions (In No Order)

The Score - Songs For A Halfway Home
Right Away, Great Captain - The Eventually Home
Houston Calls - The End Of An Error
Noah And The Whale - Peacefully, The World Lays Me Down
TV On The Radio - Dear Science,
Kings Of Leon - Only By The Night
Kaiser Chiefs - Off With Their Heads
Dear and The Headlights - Drunk Like Bible Times
Girl Talk - Feed The Animals
The Sea And Cake - Car Alarm
Department Of Eagles - In Ear Park
Cold War Kids - Loyalty To Loyalty
Valencia - We All Need A Reason To Believe
Panic At The Disco - Pretty. Odd.
Torche - Meanderthal
Death Cab For Cutie - Narrow Stairs
Flight Of The Conchords - Flight Of The Conchords
Jack's Mannequin - The Glass Passenger
Pompeii - Nothing Happens For A Reason
Alkaline Trio - Agony & Irony
Beck - Modern Guilt
Why?
- Alopecia
Johnny Foreigner - Waited Up 'Till It Was Light
Jeremy Larson - Salvation Club
Joshua Radin
- Simple Times
Atmosphere - When Life Gives You Lemons, You Paint That Shit Gold
Lovedrug - The Sucker Punch Show
Good Old War - Only Way To Be Alone


Biggest Disappointments of 2008


10. My Morning Jacket - Evil Urges
9. Underoath - Lost In The Sound Of Seperation
8. Thieves & Villains - Movement
7. Nine Inch Nails - The Slip
6. The Killers - Day & Age
5. Jason Mraz - We Dance, We Sing, We Steal Things
4. The Academy Is... - Fast Times At Barrington High
3. Common - Universal Mind Control
2. Weezer - Weezer (Red Album)
1. Anberlin - New Surrender


The Worst Albums of 2008


5. Showbread - Anorexia/Nervosa
4. Sing It Loud - Come Around
3. Alesena - Where Myth Fades To Legend
2. I Set My Friends On Fire - You Can't Spell Slaughter Without Laughter
1. Brokencyde - BC 13

Best EP's of 2008


10. Thursday/Envy - Split
9. There For Tomorrow - There For Tomorrow
8. Eye Alaska - Yellow & Elephant
7. New Found Glory - Tip Of The Iceberg
6. Past Lives - Strange Symmetry
5. The Cool Kids - The Bake Sale
4. Maps & Atlases - You And Me And The Mountain
3. Fleet Foxes - Sun Giant
2. Animal Collective - Water Curses
1. Manchester Orchestra - Let My Pride Be What's Left Behind

Biggest Disappointments of 2008

10. My Morning Jacket - Evil Urges
9. Underoath - Lost In The Sound Of Seperation
8. Thieves & Villains - Movement
7. Nine Inch Nails - The Slip
6. The Killers - Day & Age
5. Jason Mraz - We Dance, We Sing, We Steal Things
4. The Academy Is... - Fast Times At Barrington High
3. Common - Universal Mind Control
2. Weezer - Weezer (Red Album)
1. Anberlin - New Surrender

Best Re-releases (No Particular Order)

Jimmy Eat World - Bleed American: Deluxe Edition
Feist - The Reminder: Limited Deluxe Edition
Alkaline Trio - Goddamnit Redux
The Replacements - Let It Be

Best Live Albums (No Particular Order)

Thrice - Live At The House Of Blues
Panic At The Disco - Live In Chicago
Fall Out Boy - **** Live
Saosin - Come Close

Best Live Bands

10. Phantom Planet
9. Motion City Soundtrack
8. Lovedrug
7. Lydia
5. Copeland
4. Forgive Durden
3. Envy On The Coast
2. Panic At The Disco
1. Steel Train
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Maybe it's just state of mind.
10/24/08 at 11:56 PM by hockeyguitar99
It's one in the morning on Saturday, I'm sitting at my computer with a large list of personal and professional things I'd like to get done this week.
  • Ask out Irina
  • Write Forgive Durden review
  • Write Person L review
  • Decide whether to Write Anthallo/The Love Willows Reviews
  • If yes, write those reviews
  • E-mail FD's manager and lock down interview
  • If interviews get's set up, start to prepare
  • Finish typing up Kevin Devine Interview
  • Do all of my homework
  • Think
Until the first one gets done, nothing besides the last one will. This situation is consuming my entire being. I have a lot of things to get done, but every time I try to put my focus on working, it turns into a secluded self-destructive thought session. I'm hoping that once I ask her out, the tortured thoughts will disappear and I'll be able to sit and think without putting my mental health on a platter for hungry dogs.

Even though it's been a shitty personal week, school and work wise it's all been pretty good. I've gotten some good stuff this week. As I get more acclimated with people and labels things will start to come easier, but the highbeam's small size makes some of these albums hard to get. In the last week though, I've gotten a few big releases through managers that I've worked with or new people. It's always exciting.

Hopefully that first paragraph will change into something positive and my personal world will be filled with happiness. At this point, I'm not even nervous anymore. I've thought about it so much that anything I would think of right before I asked would have already been over-analyzed to nothingness anyway. Razia's Shadow has really helped me this week. The storyline has given me something to think about and analyze besides my own life for a few hours, it's refreshing.
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I'm a little late to this party but hey...
07/07/08 at 05:59 AM by hockeyguitar99
I figured that even if I am a week late I should still get my shot at the top albums of the first half of 08

10. Atmosphere - When Life Gives You Lemons You Paint That Shit Gold
9. Paint It Black - New Lexicon
8. The Offspring - Rise and Fall, Rage and Grace
7. PlayRadioPlay! - Texas
6. Flight Of The Chonchords - Self Titled
5. Thrice - Alchemy Index III & IV
4. Less Than Jake - GNV FLA
3. Forever The Sickest Kids - Underdog Alma Mater
2. Death Cab For Cutie - Narrow Stairs
1. Alkaline Trio - Agony & Irony (as far as I know, July 1 doesn't count as the first half of the year, but I'm putting this album here anyway.)

you put that on your list? It was hard for me to put 10 albums especially after the large amount of cd's I've bought this year. The biggest fight was the 10 spot. That really set the tone, I mean, it was between a few albums that I really love like weezer's s/t or they're liars' give it up. I'm pleased with this, and if your not then fuck you


Favorite EP's:
There For Tomorrow - Self Titled (see above explanation)
Rise Against - This Is Noise
New Found Glory - Tip Of The Iceberg
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