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Postby heppolo » Wed Jan 03, 2018 7:16 am

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#65 Polkar - Όλα αρχίζουν
Greek indie folk, male vocals.
#64 Blasteroid - Death of a Lobster
This is one trippy music video. No wonder the song is a psychedelic/garage rock track.
#63 Dream Lake - Runaway
Beautiful pop (dream pop) music from Sweden.
#62 Telekinetic Yeti - Stoned and Feathered
One of the few heavier entries in my chart, this is stoner rock borderline metal, my first #1 in the daily charts in 2017.
#61 Norma John - Blackbird
The only ESC song in my top 100 and the #1 song of January. I used to like it even more, but the live version certainly is a bit overblown in comparison to the majestic studio version.
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Postby thankfulforkelly » Wed Jan 03, 2018 1:50 pm

I genuinely don't think i know any of these songs or artists :lol: :oops: is there anything you think i'd like
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Postby heppolo » Wed Jan 03, 2018 3:03 pm

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#60 She Must Burn - After Death
Death metal, deathcore, symphonic metal thrown together into this extremely angry mix. You must give it a try, it is pretty catchy as well.
#59 Losers - Never Got To Say Goodbye
A slow burner which has a slight Radiohead feel in it.
#58 Courage My Love - Animal Heart
The vocals match their electro-rock perfectly. The chorus gets you excited.
#57 Haley Heynderickx - Oom Sha La La
Brilliant indie pop/lo-fi song.
#56 Naked Lunch - So Sad
Dramatic and cinematic rock music.
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Postby heppolo » Wed Jan 03, 2018 3:06 pm

thankfulforkelly wrote:I genuinely don't think i know any of these songs or artists :lol: :oops: is there anything you think i'd like
If you like pop music, then maybe Dream Lake at #63, probably BB Brunes at #67, Noga Erez at #69 can be your thing, Lea Paci with stylish french pop at #81, Las Aves at #82.
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Postby cheapthrills » Wed Jan 03, 2018 5:31 pm

Ummm, I don't know barely any of these, but I will try to check out the ones with descriptions that catch my eye.

The gifs before your countdown songs are everything though :lol:
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Postby heppolo » Wed Jan 03, 2018 5:34 pm

cheapthrills wrote:Ummm, I don't know barely any of these, but I will try to check out the ones with descriptions that catch my eye.

The gifs before your countdown songs are everything though :lol:
Thank you for paying the attention. :wink:
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Postby Tansike » Wed Jan 03, 2018 7:13 pm

So i wanted to catch up with everything, but #61 Norma John - Blackbird is the only thing i'm really familiar with since my last comment :oops: But that's a good one, should have made the final on the contest (iirc they didn't?).
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Postby heppolo » Wed Jan 03, 2018 7:53 pm

Tansike wrote:So i wanted to catch up with everything, but #61 Norma John - Blackbird is the only thing i'm really familiar with since my last comment :oops: But that's a good one, should have made the final on the contest (iirc they didn't?).
Yes, they didn't. :)
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Postby heppolo » Wed Jan 03, 2018 10:21 pm

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#55 Manic Sheep - Phoney Peace
Japanese indie pop/rock sound, the song evolves nicely.
#54 Klimt 1918 - Comandante
One of the bigger names in italian alternative rock scene goes a little bit in the post-rock direction. As a result, here we have a beautiful piece of alternative music with tight riffs and Mogwai-esque instrumental interlude.
#53 Raphael Gualazzi feat. Malika Ayane - Buena fortuna
Italian warm sound of smooth jazz pop for you.
#52 Junior Empire - Decide
Familiar sounding vocals, the song slowly builds on catchy electropop beats.
#51 Oxy - No Shoes
Brazilian indie rock, with mellow sound and female vocals.
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Postby SummerPeur » Wed Jan 03, 2018 10:23 pm

Oh my god! I LOVE this song: #58 Courage My Love - Animal Heart

I can't remember how or where I heard it from, but I know it; and it is amazing.
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Postby heppolo » Wed Jan 03, 2018 10:25 pm

SummerPeur wrote:Oh my god! I LOVE this song: #58 Courage My Love - Animal Heart

I can't remember how or where I heard it from, but I know it; and it is amazing.
Wow, that's great, this song is very electro-rock drama, the chorus is very memorable.
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Postby heppolo » Wed Jan 03, 2018 10:46 pm

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#50 Wordclock - Heralds
Acoustic ambience, dark droning. Creates a hypnotic atmosphere.
#49 Alice et Moi - Filme Moi
French electropop sounds so smooth these days. Catchy as well
#48 Lupa J - Put Me Back Together
Synthpop/electropop brilliance. Intimate yet catchy
#47 Tom Hickox - Istanbul
Tom Hickox as a singer-songwriter attempts to deliver a promise to his listener. I'd be a bit scared to travel with him to Instanbul, but he tries to convince me nonetheless.
#46 Trad. Attack! - Sõit / Ride
A pretty annoying, but catchy Estonian folk-rock song.
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Postby heppolo » Thu Jan 04, 2018 6:36 am

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#45 Middle Kids - Edge Of Town
This is the mix of a clever music video and a good song. Fantastic female vocal.
#44 Thom Artway - In Your Mind
Czech indie pop, a well-produced song, which is more pop than indie.
#43 Pia Fraus - That's Not All
Shoegazing from Estonia. Gritty guitars.
#42 James Elkington - Make It Up
Flawless and a very technical song, which is based on acoustic guitar. This is almost prog-rock.
#41 Matt Maltese - Comic Life
Crafty singer-songwriter stuff
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Postby heppolo » Thu Jan 04, 2018 2:23 pm

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#40 The Scratch - Punisher
This song has a unique feeling, the vocals are almost chanty, the background barely goes beyond acoustic guitar and drums yet it sounds as a rock song.
#39 Jay-Jay Johanson - You'll Miss Me When I'm Gone
Jazzy song from this Swedish crooner. A soulful voice and a retro cinematic feeling in this.
#38 Ivy Falls - Gold
Belgium has a taste for the modern pop music these days. Gentle electronic beats turn into live instruments in the chorus and create the atmosphere of a studio jam.
#37 Black Mirrors - Funky Queen
If Janis Joplin, Jack White, Anouk, Nirvana and Queens Of The Stone Age ever had the chance to breed, this band would have been their favourite creation: Belgium's answer to pretty much every Rock band out there
#36 The Ocean Party - More To Run
Deadpan lo-fi/indie rock :D
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Postby heppolo » Thu Jan 04, 2018 4:19 pm

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#35 Raw In Sect - Therion
Greek metallers turned into progressive/math rockers, the guitar harmonies do sound exciting.
#34 Lor - Aquarius
Neoclassic masterpiece from a band in Poland.
#33 Egotronic - Die neue Hammerhead
German angry punk rockers.
#32 Creeper - Black Rain
You can clearly hear some AFI influences in this punk rock/alternative rock band. The chorus is truly anthemic.
#31 Gaye Su Akyol - Anlasana Sana Aşığım
Hazy, psychedelic pop from Turkey, Gaye Su Akyol is easily one of the most creative singers there. The song is smoky, sultry and blues-y.
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Postby heppolo » Thu Jan 04, 2018 6:47 pm


#30 Askehoug - Bonjour la solitude
Country: France
Genre: Indie pop, Indie rock, Singer-songwriter

The song builds nicely around a simple guitar riff. It has traces of male french singers from the past, it has catchy moments and talks to us in a very relatable language.
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Postby Blondini » Thu Jan 04, 2018 7:41 pm

Lupa J song was a great find on your chart. :D
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Postby heppolo » Thu Jan 04, 2018 8:01 pm

Blondini wrote:Lupa J song was a great find on your chart. :D
But you had to get through so much boring stuff to find it :lol:
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Postby heppolo » Thu Jan 04, 2018 9:53 pm


#29 Thåström - Körkarlen
Country: Sweden
Genre: Alternative Rock, Electronic

Swedish rock legend got a very good comeback. Slightly industrial background is amplified by the guitar sound. Körkarlen apparently means The Phantom Carriage.
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Postby heppolo » Thu Jan 04, 2018 10:00 pm


#28 Isaac Delusion - The Sinner
Country: France
Genre: Soul, Indie Pop, Pop

Now here's to one of the cinematic highlights of the year.
The song is a bit eerie, mostly due to the vocals, which possess the range that stretches from a mild falsetto to a scream in this space of four and a half minutes
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Postby SummerPeur » Thu Jan 04, 2018 10:06 pm

So, I went and listened to : #38 Ivy Falls - Gold, and I'm a fan! Really enjoyed it. I can see it playing softly, in an afternoon bar shesh, few drinks etc.
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Postby heppolo » Thu Jan 04, 2018 10:11 pm

SummerPeur wrote:So, I went and listened to : #38 Ivy Falls - Gold, and I'm a fan! Really enjoyed it. I can see it playing softly, in an afternoon bar shesh, few drinks etc.
Oh, I am glad you've enjoyed it. :wink:
You may also like #34 Lor - Aquarius, #39 Jay-Jay Johanson - You'll Miss Me When I'm Gone, #48 Lupa J - Put Me Back Together, #49 Alice et Moi - Filme Moi, #53 Raphael Gualazzi feat. Malika Ayane - Buena fortuna 8-)
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Postby heppolo » Thu Jan 04, 2018 10:48 pm


#27 Lucia Scansetti - Basal Flame
Country: Spain
Genre: Indie Pop, Singer-Songwriter

The visuals here are quite interesting, at first this might seem dark, but the song itself clearly plays with shadows rather then hiding in them.
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Postby heppolo » Thu Jan 04, 2018 11:57 pm


#26 Racing - Let It Slip
Country: New Zealand
Genre: Indie Rock

Guys attempt to single-handedly recreate that ultra-catchy mid 00s indie rock sound. We can hear a dark disco pre-chorus, a chanty chorus, glossy guitars.
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Postby heppolo » Fri Jan 05, 2018 7:58 am


#25 Jess and the Ancient Ones - Minotaure
Country: Finland
Genre: Psychedelic Rock, Gothic Rock

A heavy nod to the better days of psychedelic rock. Jess' vocal on "Minotaure'' is very dramatic, theatrical and the song really evolves.
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