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#1301 Soundscape

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Posted 12 December 2007 - 08:11 AM

1. Miracle Fortress - Five Roses


wow, likely won't make my top 50, but it's nice to see I'm not the only fan of this band.

#1302 Mitchell

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Posted 12 December 2007 - 08:54 AM

I wonder if anyone else is gonna be voting for that Katie Melua single this year.


What A Wonderful World, Katie Melua's charity duet with the late Eva Cassidy, will top the UK singles chart this weekend, midweek sales data suggests. According to Music Week, their version of the Louis Armstrong song will knock Bleeding Love by Leona Lewis off the top spot after seven straight weeks. Profits from the sale of the single - only available via supermarket Tesco - will go to the British Red Cross.
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Posted 12 December 2007 - 10:13 AM

Couple more eligibility inquiries: Eddie Vedder- Into the Wild- albums or compilations? I'm From Barcelona- 06' or 07'?
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Posted 12 December 2007 - 10:14 AM

Couple more eligibility inquiries:

Eddie Vedder- Into the Wild- albums or compilations?

I'm From Barcelona- 06' or 07'?


I'd say albums, it's mostly new stuff right?
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#1305 solace

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Posted 12 December 2007 - 10:16 AM

album. it's all new stuff written specifically for the film.

#1306 Elemeno P.T.

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Posted 12 December 2007 - 10:16 AM

Couple more eligibility inquiries:

Eddie Vedder- Into the Wild- albums or compilations?

I'm From Barcelona- 06' or 07'?


I'd say albums, it's mostly new stuff right?

Yeah- I thought it was albums...but then it's a soundtrack and I thought I read that "Once" is not eligible for albums list.
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Posted 12 December 2007 - 10:17 AM

1. Miracle Fortress - Five Roses


wow, likely won't make my top 50, but it's nice to see I'm not the only fan of this band.


I interviewed the guy for an article and I fell in love with the album. It's everything I want to remember about 2007.

#1308 Mitchell

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Posted 12 December 2007 - 10:18 AM

That (Once) is reworkings of old material though is it not?
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Posted 12 December 2007 - 10:18 AM

1. Miracle Fortress - Five Roses


wow, likely won't make my top 50, but it's nice to see I'm not the only fan of this band.



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#1310 solace

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Posted 12 December 2007 - 10:19 AM

That (Once) is reworkings of old material though is it not?

correct. other than a couple songs.

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Posted 12 December 2007 - 11:51 AM

That (Once) is reworkings of old material though is it not?

correct. other than a couple songs.


Incorrect, which is why it's elligible for oscars.

They wrote the songs for the movie, the movie is it's first appearance. Over the course of time while the movie was in post-production, they put out a CD which had many of the songs on it. The CD was released before the movie.

#1312 Mitchell

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Posted 12 December 2007 - 12:00 PM

That still makes it ineligible as a 2007 album for this poll though.
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#1313 DEEJ'S WORST NIGHTMARE!!!

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Posted 12 December 2007 - 02:09 PM

1. Justice - Cross, Limited Edition (WEA International Inc.) 2. Justice - Cross (Downtown/Ed Banger) 3. Cool Kids - upcoming album 4. Nellie McKay - Obligatory Villagers 5. Larry the Cable Guy - Morning Constitutions 6. Public Enemy - How You Sell Soul to a Soulless People Who Sold Their Soul??? 7. Mos Def - Gangsters Stole Hip-Hop's Soul But Tonight I'm Stealing It Back 8. Common - Finding Forever 9. Flosstradamus - Live at Omega Chi Omega's Basement 10. Various - Best of Bloghouse

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Posted 12 December 2007 - 02:47 PM

I've always defended CocoRosie, but I'm not sure if Ghosthorse really did it for me. Some songs I like, but that reggae song about Japan just kills it.

<3 that song. And pretty much every other song on the album, hence my #1.

This song is a lot of fun when they do it live, but I can surely see why someone wouldn't like it.

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Posted 12 December 2007 - 04:13 PM

Final, Official List

50. Lou Reed - Hudson River Wind Meditations
49. Radicalfashion - Odori
48. You Say Party! We Say Die! - Lose All Time
47. Scary Kids Scaring Kids - Scary Kids Scaring Kids
46. Port-Royal - Afraid to Dance
45. Ne-Yo - Because of You
44. Angels & Airwaves - I-Empire
43. Minus the Bear - Planet of Ice
42. Crippled Black Phoenix - A Love of Shared Disasters
41. Wintersleep - Welcome to the Night Sky
40. Spoon - Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga
39. Kate Nash - Made of Bricks
38. Circa Survive - On Letting Go
37. Dntel - Dumb Luck
36. Jose Gonzalez - In Our Nature
35. Immaculate Machine - Immaculate Machine's Fables
34. Handsome Furs - Plague Park
33. Kelly Clarkson - My December
32. Josh Ritter - The Historical Conquests of...
31. The Shins - Wincing the Night Away
30. Timbaland - Presents Shock Value
29. Iron & Wine - The Shepherd's Dog
28. Apostle of Hustle - National Anthem of Nowhere
27. Jesu - Conqueror
26. Justice - t
25. Amandine - Solace in Sore Hands
24. Besnard Lakes - Are the Darkhorse
23. Rich Boy - Rich Boy
22. Fields - Everything Last Winter
21. Band of Horses - Cease to Begin
20. Interpol - Our Love to Admire
19. Explosions in the Sky - All of A Sudden I Miss Everyone
18. Kanye West - Graduation
17. Caribou - Andorra
16. Mark Olson - The Salvation Blues
15. LCD Soundsytem - Sound of Silver
14. Britney Spears - Blackout
13. Stars of the Lid - And Their Refinement of the Decline
12. Broken Social Scene Presents Kevin Drew - Spirit If...
11. Radiohead - In Rainbows

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10. White Rainbow - Prism of Eternal Now
9. L.Pierre - Dip
8. Modest Mouse - We Were Dead Before the Ship Even Sank
7. The Weakerthans - Reunion Tour
6. Paramore - Riot!

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5. Stars - In Our Bedroom After the War
4. Feist - The Reminder

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3. m83 - Digital Shades Vol. 1
2. Rihanna - Good Girl Gone Bad

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1. Eluvium - Copia

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Posted 12 December 2007 - 05:04 PM

I'm still shocked at how "white bread" this list turned out. I totally expect to be blocked by half the forum due to the top three alone. Oh well. Here's to shaky first impressions. 1. Ryan Adams - Easy Tiger 2. Kanye West - Graduation 3. Amy Winehouse - Back to Black 4. Von Sudenfed - Tromatic Reflexxxions 5. Vampire Weekend - Blue CD-R 6. Chris Garneau - Music for Tourists 7. Jamie T - Panic Prevention 8. Christopher Denny & the Old Soles - Old Age Hunger 9. Radiohead - In Rainbows 10. M.I.A. - Kala 11. Grand Old Party - Humanimals 12. Nellie McKay - Obligatory Villagers 13. Coconut Records - Nighttiming 14. Joe Henry - Civilians 15. Descartes a Kant - Paper Dolls 16. Cory Chisel & the Wandering Sons - Little Bird 17. Arcade Fire - Neon Bible 18. Bill Callahan - Woke on a Whaleheart 19. Swell Session - Swell Communication 20. Secret Mommy - Plays 21. Spoon - Gagagagaga 22. Black Moth Super Rainbow - Dandelion Gum 23. The Big Cats - On Tomorrow 24. Deer Tick - War Elephant 25a. LCD Soundsystem - Sound of Silver 25b. Lil Wayne - Da Drought 3

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Posted 12 December 2007 - 05:11 PM

44. Angels & Airwaves - I-Empire


considering I haven't yet heard an A&A single I wouln't rank in my top 40 of the respective years of release, I've always been tempted to check out one of their full lengths, despite the staggeringly bad reviews. Might have to sneak a listen to this in before Sunday.
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Posted 12 December 2007 - 05:27 PM

Forgot to say I dug Theremin's list. Glad to see Galactic, Cinematic Orchestra and Dub Trio (haven't heard this one yet- cool as the first two?).
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#1319 solace

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Posted 12 December 2007 - 06:11 PM

Incorrect, which is why it's elligible for oscars.

They wrote the songs for the movie, the movie is it's first appearance. Over the course of time while the movie was in post-production, they put out a CD which had many of the songs on it. The CD was released before the movie.

not exactly true

Say It to Me Now was first released in '95 on The Frames album Fitzcarraldo

The Swell Season album came about after Glen & Mar were approached to write songs for a Czech movie called Beauty In Trouble. the songs they came up with ended up as the Swell Season album released in April 2006 (yes, while Once was wrapping up production), so that's already 2 songs that weren't initially written with Once in mind (Falling Slowly & When You're Mind's Made Up).

Also, Falling Slowly and When You're Mind's Made Up were both songs that had been played by Glen and/or The Frames quite some time before 2006 (i think i first saw When You're Mind's Made Up live in 2003 if i recall).

That leaves only these to have been possibly written specifically for Once:

If You Want Me" (Irglová)
Broken Hearted Hoover Fixer Sucker Guy (Hansard)
The Hill (Irglová)
Fallen from the Sky (Hansard)
Trying to Pull Myself Away (Hansard)
All the Way Down (Hansard)
Once (Hansard)

Once was obviously written for the movie, as was Broken Hearted Hoover Fixer Sucker Guy :lol:, but i've never heard specifically regarding the others.

and from my knowledge of The Frames & Glen's live catalog, i think All The Way Down and Fallen From The Sky were played live by either or both prior to 2006 as well.

sorry, i'm a nerdy Frames fan ;)

as for Oscar eligibility, obviously some tracks on the album are, but the only way i could think say "Falling Slowly" would be eligible for an Oscar is if they claim that the version Glen & Mar did was written specifically for the movie, but the songs origins pre-date the film.

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Posted 12 December 2007 - 06:30 PM

5. Against Me! - New Wave



5. Larry the Cable Guy - Morning Constitutions



Just so I understand the new scoring method: Does that mean these two votes are equally weighted?

Awesome.
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