Not so long ago, less than a month, I took a look at the recommendations that last.fm “calculates“ based on the music that you have been listening to during your “scrobbling life”.
Lucky me, I got the names and went to Grooveshark, my latest discovery in web-based free and legal music players. And it was (it IS) amazing how those bands sound. Straight to my “Best of 2009” without any doubts. Two songs each band and already between 100 and 200 plays in my library. Maybe in a month. It is true that I usually get very excited with new bands at the beginning, but this time is one of these times that the band really stays and ends up being a classic or entering your cd collection. And they have not entered it yet because I have a very expensive priority I want to buy, so they will need to wait.
Their names are “The Boxer Rebellion”, “Red light Company” and “The Joy Formidable”, and I copy here some of their videos and links to their songs through Grooveshark (they are not in Spotify I think).
Red Light Company “Meccano”
Red Light Company “Scheme Eugene” …. I love this song
The Joy Formidable “Austere” . There is a moment when this song explodes… I get crazy.
They are really formidable…. Ostrich live… included in Best of 2009, I won’t say more.
And the Boxer Rebellion, “Evacuate” also included in “Best of 2009”
This is maybe my favourite of them all, “Forces” live by The Boxer Rebellion
And to listen to them through Grooveshark:
My new YELLOW Onitsuka Tiger Mexico 66 came on Saturday.I just have to say that I love them, here some pictures.
As every year (or almost) since I have this blog, the end of January-beginning of February is a good month to write about what was best for me in music the previous year, 2oo9 in this case.
When all the holy music bloggers (Thank you!) tend to already start looking the year back in November or the beginning of December I start looking at their blogs instead. I like to take the advantage of that.
And there is always, A-l-w-a-y-s! good surprises that I have missed for any reason. Maybe half of the songs that are shaping “mnilu’s Best of 2009” are based on these discovers I have made thanks to them.
This year I started compiling the songs in Spotify, but lastly, about two weeks ago, I discovered a web based player, and seems that I like it a lot: Grooveshark, a marvellous web based (yes, essential if you can’t install software at work, for example).
Let’s talk a little about Grooveshark, I guess most of the people will already know about Spotify. It is something like a streaming p2p, although I think that legal, because I think they have agreements with record companies, and literally p2p: you can upload your songs. So, most of the songs I did not find with Spotify I found them in Grooveshark.
Another important thing, for those who do not like to register in sites and bla bla bla, this site does not require registration. But of course I am freak enough to do it and even put my picture in my personal web. Same as in Sp, you can create playlists, you can love tracks, be fan of an user or bands of course.
Grooveshark also has commercials, yes, but not between the songs, just flash ads at the right of the main screen. I recommend it very much.
Anyway, I have been listening to a lot of music and choosing one or two songs from every album if I had liked them enough.
Sixty songs, I think more than three hours of playing, some of them really new bands for me, but what new bands…! some of them are amazing…
Here is the link I hope you do not have any problems in loading Grooveshark, if you even want to register please let me know and let’s follow each other!
mnilu’s best of 2009
and the songs I found in Spotify, just if you do not want to bother the Shark
Spotify’s mnilu’s best of 2009
Soon best albums and live acts will be posted, now I am tired and I have to go to have dinner and then to rest. By the way, if you have a Google account
, you can now follow the blog, press the link at the right column ! and…
enjoy the music!
damn headphones !!!!!!!!!!!