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Postby CrazyCrazy » Tue Jan 06, 2015 12:06 am

I like some from Anathema myself.
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Postby heppolo » Tue Jan 06, 2015 12:38 am

CrazyCrazy wrote:I like some from Anathema myself.
They're quite popular over here in Eastern Europe
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Postby heppolo » Sat Jan 10, 2015 5:13 pm

14. McFly
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May sound childish but I just love the boys.
Their first album was a bit too boyish in terms of lyrics but the Beach Boys-ish sound did the trick for me.
My favourite album of theirs is randomly "Above The Noise" which is their worst seller.
Their merge with Busted turned out to be a success but still I love them more on their own.
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Love Is Easy
I'll Be OK
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Postby andrej » Sat Jan 10, 2015 9:42 pm

Great list!
Looks like you're a fond of Brit pop, mate :wink:
My fave from your list so far are Ride, Pulp and the Vines. Next i expect to see Radiohead, Blur, Oasis and Supergrass, approaching to the top.
Perhaps, Skank Anansie and Kula Shaker too.
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Postby heppolo » Sat Jan 10, 2015 11:39 pm

Narrowly missing The Top 40
50.St.Vincent
49.Black Rebel Motorcycle Club
48.Enter Shikari
47.Pale Saints
46.Anathema
45.Björk
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Love every track of her "Debut" and "Post" albums
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Postby heppolo » Sat Jan 10, 2015 11:51 pm

13. Crowded House
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Ever since their comeback album "Time On Earth" I've re-evaluated their back catalogue.
They were probably one of the few bands (with Simple Minds) to bring out that catchy pop-rock radio friendly tunes retaining the melancholia inside. Their peak for me is "Together Alone" (1993)
Distant Sun
Don't Dream It's Over
Saturday Sun
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Postby heppolo » Sat Jan 10, 2015 11:58 pm

12. Oasis
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Never afraid of being big.
Never too scared to be in the limelight
Deserved to sell out stadiums.
But "D'Ya Know What I Mean?" as the first single from the album is their capital sin I'll never forgive.
My favourite album of theirs is controversially "Heathen Chemistry" but all of them are amazing.
And yes, I'm one of the few idiots who prefers Liam's vocals to Noel's songwriting :D
Don't Go Away
Songbird
Lyla
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Postby heppolo » Sun Jan 11, 2015 12:23 am

Narrowly missing The Top 40
50.St.Vincent
49.Black Rebel Motorcycle Club
48.Enter Shikari
47.Pale Saints
46.Anathema
45.Björk
44. Stoffer og Maskinen
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This danish duo is worth checking. They produce a very energetic blend of catchy indie pop and electronic music
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Postby abdeeaikawa » Sun Jan 11, 2015 12:35 am

Both Natalie and McFly were my favorites so far.. :D
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Postby heppolo » Sun Jan 11, 2015 4:26 pm

Narrowly missing The Top 40
50.St.Vincent
49.Black Rebel Motorcycle Club
48.Enter Shikari
47.Pale Saints
46.Anathema
45.Björk
44. Stoffer og Maskinen
43.Stereophonics
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I blame the fact of them missing the top 40 on their mainstream popularity. :)
Anyway one of the best bands which sadly never made it overseas.
My favourite album of theirs is "Language. Sex. Violence. Other?"
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Postby heppolo » Sun Jan 11, 2015 4:39 pm

11. Savage Garden
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I think it's good they've disbanded after two albums leaving quite a cohesive package of lovely pop and pop-rock songs.
Their first album was a bit rockier, especially "Break Me Shake Me".
I love their accesible but not cheesy sound
I Want You
To The Moon And Back
I Knew I Loved You
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Postby CrazyCrazy » Sun Jan 11, 2015 6:32 pm

heppolo wrote:I blame the fact of them missing the top 40 on their mainstream popularity. :)
:-?

Stereophonics are way better than Savage Garden imo (Although I like SG too). :wink: Shame Bjork missed out!
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Postby heppolo » Sun Jan 11, 2015 8:45 pm

CrazyCrazy wrote:
heppolo wrote:I blame the fact of them missing the top 40 on their mainstream popularity. :)
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Stereophonics are way better than Savage Garden imo (Although I like SG too). :wink: Shame Bjork missed out!
I was only joking.
I'm not that fond of Stereophonics back catalogue prior to "Language. Sex. Violence. Other?" except for a couple of singles. It just didn't hit me right. And being inside the Top 50 is still good.
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Postby heppolo » Sun Jan 11, 2015 9:06 pm

Narrowly missing The Top 40
50.St.Vincent
49.Black Rebel Motorcycle Club
48.Enter Shikari
47.Pale Saints
46.Anathema
45.Björk
44. Stoffer og Maskinen
43.Stereophonics
42.Biffy Clyro
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They were really close to my Top 40. Such a great band
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Postby heppolo » Sun Jan 11, 2015 9:14 pm

10. Shocking Pinks
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The musical project of a New Zealander Nick Harte is very eclectic. But as I am a fan of lo-fi and shoegazing this is just the sound I am constantly craving. "Dance the Dance Electric" and "Shocking Pinks" are both amazing albums
"End Of The World" is beyond words
End Of The World
A Million Times
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Postby heppolo » Wed Jan 14, 2015 11:35 am

9. Sigur Rós
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Absolutely amazing Icelandic post-rock band.
Every album is just fantastic.
My favourite one is "Takk..." where each track is a masterpiece.

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Postby navi » Wed Jan 14, 2015 2:31 pm

Sigur Ros / Svefn-G-Englar
This is so epic.
One of their earlies stuff.
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Postby LinaLit » Wed Jan 14, 2015 2:47 pm

Oasis is very low. :cry:

Very good selection of Savage Garden singles, I love all chosen three.
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Postby heppolo » Wed Jan 14, 2015 4:17 pm

navi wrote:Sigur Ros / Svefn-G-Englar
This is so epic.
One of their earlies stuff.
I actually had a very hard time during the selection process
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Postby heppolo » Wed Jan 14, 2015 4:19 pm

LinaLit wrote:Oasis is very low. :cry:

Very good selection of Savage Garden singles, I love all chosen three.
When have about 20 acts you absolutely adore, it's really hard to place them in any particular order but I decided to give it ago
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Postby heppolo » Wed Jan 14, 2015 4:33 pm

8.A-Ha
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The band that was evergreen .
They've probably started off a bit too cheesy yet I love "Hunting High And Low"
My absolute favourite of theirs are both "Minor Earth Major Sky" and "Analogue".
It is really hard to choose their best 3 singles (each may have their own) but I've finally settled on these ones.
Minor Earth Major Sky
Crying In The Rain
Analogue
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Postby heppolo » Sat Jan 17, 2015 7:57 am

7.The Jesus And Mary Chain
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Well, "Psychocandy" wasn't a turning point for the post-punk music.
They were both energetic and relentless in their ways. Their noisy yet primitive rhythms attracted me.
Even if they had only done "Psychocandy", it would have been enough to earn them a place in the rock'n'roll history books.
April Skies
Sometimes Always (feat. Mazzy Star)
Some Candy Talking
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Postby heppolo » Sun Jan 18, 2015 12:30 am

6.Silverchair
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"Neon Ballroom" and "Diorama" are one of the best albums I've heard.
Van Dyke Parks' collaboration has done wonders for Silverchair both sonically and artisticly.
I loved their transition over the years into a pop rock band.
Without You
The Greatest View
If You Keep Losing Sleep
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Postby vinnie65 » Sun Jan 18, 2015 9:37 am

Very special, but great... :wink: Nice to see Depeche Mode, Placebo, Guano Apes, Silverchair, A-Ha, Oasis, Crowded House and especially Savage Garden!!

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Postby heppolo » Mon Jan 19, 2015 9:09 pm

5.Grammatics/Department M
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Fifth position is shared by two acts which have a one thing in common and it is the vocals. Provided by a handsome guy fighting tinnitus.
Owen Brinley managed to create amazing music.
Grammatics was an amazing indie/math rock band which sadly disbanded. Their self-titled album is amazing in every possible way. The Krupt EP is also worth mentioning. Their best song is probably "Double Negative"
Department M took this one step further into a quirky synthpop direction
The Second Prize (Department M)
The Vague Archive (Grammatics)
D.I.L.E.M.M.A (Grammatics)
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