Friday, 29 May 2009


アルバム:Feeling your UFO
ジャンル:Indiecore / J-Rock

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Friday, 15 May 2009

Serge Gainsbourg

Did someone say a concept album about paedophilia?! I think someone said a concept album about paedophilia! This is Gainsbourg's most controversial album regarding as it does a story about rich man running over a nymphet and the love story which entails. Critically lauded, this is the best thing he released, and a totally indispensible part of music history.


Tuesday, 12 May 2009

The Thermals

One of my favourite indie acts, the Thermals fuse pop sensibilities with a punk attitude and some witty lyricism to really make their mark above and beyond the norm. The vocalist bothers me a little with his nasal sound, but really, the rhythm section make up for it, providing a driving, exciting base across which they throw a scattering of pop hooks and punky riffs. Highly recommended, this is the first two albums in one .rar, Fuckin' A and More Parts Per Million. The production on each is pretty rough, particularly on More Parts... but it just adds to the charm of it all.

If you enjoy this, I suggest checking out All Girl Summer Fun Band, who are also on this blog.


Alice Cooper

The original King of Shock Rock. You know, before Marilyn Manson made it gay.
Alice helped start Heavy Metal and Punk Rock. He's had his hand in pretty much every genre of rock and roll imaginable.

I humbly offer Welcome To My Nightmare. His first solo album, and by far one of his best. I also have Greatest Hits, Brutal Planet, and a couple of others. Keep watching.

Welcome to my nightmare, I hope I didn't scare you. That's just the way we are... when we come down.

Monday, 11 May 2009

Belle & Sebastian - If You're Feeling Sinister

Perhaps one of the most famous bands from the '90s indie scene, Belle & Sebastian have enjoyed constant critical acclaim (other than on their follow-up to this album, but that was just Bitchfork), soundtrack appearances and are currently working on a film. However, their commercial success has been much more limited, and listening to this, you can tell why; there are only so many sensitive indie 20-somethings who want to listen to this. For those of us out there, though, this is perfect, sublime even. Do yourself a favour, turn the lights out, get a great set of headphones, and listen to this album the whole way through. Put it this way; they're Scottish, and even I like them, they must be doing something right.

Download - If You're Feeling Sinister

Talulah Gosh - Backwash

Talulah Gosh were a band from Oxford and one of the leading lights of the 'twee pop' (read: indie pop) movement. In addition, they influenced the Riot Grrrl movement, the sound of which can be heard on such tracks as Do You Remember. However, throughout their rather short career that only saw them release singles in a glut from '68-'88 they experimented with a lot of style, from the faux-innocence of their first singles to the punkier later work. This is a collection of their singles, radio sessions and other stuff, the most complete thing you can get from this sadly forgotten band.

Download - Backwash

Saturday, 9 May 2009

Shonen Knife

Great pop-punk band from Japan, a favourite of Sonic Youth and Nirvana who earned their place in rock history with a DIY punk attitude and self-promotion before being catapulted to fame by association with aforementioned acts. As with most pop-punk acts, they are less serious about themselves and their music, but this doesn't stop them writing brilliant tunes, and performing them with a zeal few bands have.


Friday, 8 May 2009

Sylvie Vartan and Frances Gall

This post should do as a quick introduction to Yé-yé music, and hopefully get you guys interested. Basically, it's French vocal-led pop music, heavy on the female vocals and catchy. You should probably recognise at least a few songs from these albums. The Vartan is a bit more Rock & Roll feeling, whereas Frances Gall is poppier, with hints of Serge Gainsbourg's later songwriting mixed in.



Tuesday, 5 May 2009

Hüsker Dü - Zen Arcade

Zen Arcade is the third studio album from the American punk rock band Hüsker Dü, released in July 1984 on SST Records. Originally released as a double album on two vinyl LPs, Zen Arcade is a concept album about an adolescent who runs away because his home life is unfulfilling, only to find the world outside is even worse. The album incorporates elements of jazz, psychedelia, acoustic folk, pop, and piano interludes, concepts previously unheard of in the world of hardcore punk.

Zen Arcade and subsequent Hüsker Dü albums were instrumental in the creation of the alternative rock genre; the band would later abandon the hardcore aesthetic entirely in favor of a post-hardcore style of melodic, guitar-driven alternative rock. While not commercially successful, the influence of Zen Arcade has stretched beyond the underground music sphere, and it is frequently included on lists of the all-time best rock and roll albums and more recently it has gained a cult following.