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Ashley’s Top Albums of 2012: 10-1

23 Dec

Here we go.

The big time.

The top 10.

Are you excited?  I am.

I broke this post up in the first place because I didn’t want this post to be 20 pages long.  But, I am more than ready to wrap this thing up now.

Lets get to it, shall we?

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40-31

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The Killers – UIC Pavillion (Chicago) – 12/21/12

22 Dec

Maybe I’m the only one who feels this way, but there’s this band, you see, and quite often I refer to them as my 4th favorite band…of all time.

Then I start to think, gosh, do I really like them that much?  Or do I just want to like them that much?

What changes everything is that battery recharge, the live show.  The Killers do this to me every time.  A person gets a little insecure when they rate an album #1 every year and no one else does, ya’know?

Anyways, after about 1 hour and 50 minutes of pure musical bliss, I’m back.  The Killers absolutely floored me tonight and it was worth the real-world stress involved in getting to the show.

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Ashley’s top 5 of the 2000s…6 months later.

14 Sep

Time has passed, friends, and I don’t know how many of you are still out there, but I realize I abandoned you with unfinished business.  That wasn’t very nice of me, now was it?

In honor of the most recent album release by someone involved in what I believe is the greatest album of the 2000’s, nay, the greatest band of the 2000’s, and because the end of the year is fast approaching and I want somewhere to post my favorite albums of the year in ;), here it is:

ASHLEY’S TOP 5 OF THE 2000’S:

*rummages through word files*

*grumble* I know you’re in here somewhere *grumble*

AHA!  You’re an excel file….

Anyways, onwards

5.) Girl Talk – Feed the Animals (2008)

Perhaps some would find this an unfair inclusion as there isn’t a whole lot of original music on here, and to those I say :raspberry:.  I thought, after the first highly enjoyable listen to this album, I would no longer find it all that worthwhile, that the shtick would get old fast.  Nearly two years later, and I still use this album to either celebrate any happy occasion in my life, or to cheer me up when I’m feeling low.  It has edged into almost every moment in my life.  No longer can I listen to “Jessie’s Girl” on the radio without busting in on the chorus with a little announcement about how much rather the lead singer would prefer “getting head”.  I can’t listen to Journey’s “Faithfully” the same way, I can’t even listen to all of Aphex Twin’s “Girl/Boy Song” without having some kind of inner inclusion of the music that would follow it on Feed the Animals. And this isn’t a complaint, I love the hell out of every one of those moments.
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Ashley’s Top 50 Albums of the 2000s: 20-11

28 Mar

We’re almost done now.  Who will rule the top 20?  Find out…next!

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Ashley’s Top 50 Albums of the 2000s: 40-31

21 Mar

Hello again, people.  Right now I’m listening to Goldfrapp’s new album (quite good, I need to get back on my game where 2010 reviews are concerned) and not studying.  What a great time to write about music! I still don’t know how to make WordPress do what I want it to as far a layout of this entry is concerned, so again we will be lacking in album cover images.  If you REALLY cared, I’m sure you could look them up ;).  Tonight, I thought I’d share amusing anecdotes about each of the albums (if I have one of course) instead of trying to force a review that might just not be coming.  Join me?

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Have I Changed Or Is It The Music? (Part 1)

18 Dec

2004 was a big year for me, it was the year I officially got into music. But let’s not start there, because obviously I liked music before then I just wasn’t obsessed with it…well I kind of liked it. Let’s go back to when I was around 10 years old and I had my first concert. Now if I was some really cool person I would have seen some awesome band live but…my first band was…S Club 7.
Now I know I should be embarrassed by this but really I’m not, S Club 7 came from a time when pop music wasn’t that bad, I mean come on who can deny the awesomeness of Don’t Stop Moving?. Unsurprisingly I loved the concert, I mean I was a kid I listened to the radio I didn’t know any better. Still despite liking music I had yet to encounter an album that would change my life, you know the one you just can’t stop listening to no matter how many times you hear it?
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Lisztomania!

17 Nov

As I mentioned, I believe, once already, I do so love making lists.  I promise this won’t be an all the time sort of thing, but maybe once or twice a month…week…day…hour…we’ll see!
So to start things off, and to perhaps give a better idea of who I am and what my tastes are in general, I’m going to share with you my top 15 favorite artists, and maybe a bit more info about that as well. Continue reading