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Album Review – Black Eyed Peas ~ The Beginning

23 Nov

By track four, I was prepared to write this album off in three sentences about how the Black Eyed Peas were far past their prime, if ever they even had one, and that they should really hang it up.  Then “Someday” came on and suddenly I was transported to a BEP Dance Party/Rave I hadn’t intended on attending and lo, the groove ensued.

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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: 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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Album review: New Zealand > You – Axver And The Quiet Minority

17 Feb

Yes, that Axver. This album just sort of fell into my lap and I felt it was my duty, as a music blogger (term used loosely) to review it.

So let’s begin, shall we?

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Thoughts on the Grammys – Because doing this is a given.

1 Feb

Well, I had to work most of the night, so any updates  I was getting were from a one-sided mobile MSN conversation between my boyfriend and myself. Regardless, I do have a few thoughts I’ll give now in a bulleted list! Continue reading

Hope for Haiti Now: A Global Benefit for Earthquake Relief – A Review

25 Jan

Let me preface this by saying that I fully support what George Clooney did by putting this telethon together. Haiti needed all the help they could get before the earthquake and now that need is exponentially higher. Please, give what you can to http://www.hopeforhaitinow.org.

That said, this is a music-reviewing blog, and music was played during the telethon. And I am a smartass. So let’s get rolling with the review.

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The Top Ten Songs of 2009

7 Jan

So I still haven’t managed to get myself a final list of albums for the year but seeing as time is moving on I guess I better at least give you my songs of the year so here they are.

10. Franz Ferdinand – Ulysses
Let’s kick this list off with a band who really disappointed me this year and that band are Franz Ferdinand who took years to release an album that sounded like they came up with everything over the course of one weekend. While the majority of the album sees Franz sounding like watered down and boring versions of themselves, Ulysses sees them at their best. As a first single it’s perfect, it has a great hook and you know what it made me want to hear the album, curse you Ulysses

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(Ashley’s) Best Albums of 2009: 10-6

28 Dec

So, company has arrived (eeeeeee), and I had to skip one more day on this.  That’s ok, as Cassie seems to have taken up the mantle of lizstofyin’.  Today, I will continue to attempt to NOT mention some of my favorite tracks of the year, but, I obviously enjoy many songs on these albums, or they wouldn’t be in my top ten, so I can assure these will still be justly done reviews.  WDANORS!

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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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Horrible Music Hour – Bowling For Soup: Sorry For Partyin’

24 Nov

The first Horrible Music Hour album for the blog and it is Bowling For Soup’s Sorry For Partyin’, their newest release. The reviewers for this album are myself John, Ax, Ashley and Travis


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