23 April 2007

EAR FARM checks in with the Elbo.ws top 10

Heyyyyy.

Long time no see, right? Am I right, or am I right? Right. Right right right right...right.

I think it's about that time again. Time to unwind? No. Time to bust a rhyme? Naw b. Time to check in with the Elbo.ws top 10 'hot' artists to get a better idea of what the rest of the music blog world is talking about. Ready?

Let's do this.

Elbo.ws top 10 'hot' artists - 23 April 2007 @ 1:00pm EST

Tokyo Police Club - There is a certain portion of the population who immediately feel much better about themselves because they know about, and listen to, bands like Tokyo Police Club. Stay away from these people. They will make every attempt to syphon your originality from you and claim it as their own.

The Shins - My favorite memory of The Shins was when I saw them live at The Apollo. I was in the center of the front row. As soon as they finished I was like "YES. Morrissey time." Don't get me wrong, I enjoy their music, and liked that show quite a bit. But they're not all that.Bright Eyes - Something about the music of Conor Oberst makes me want to compare Bright Eyes to sweet white wine. At first it's really good, even refreshing. But then suddenly you realize you're sick of it and you've got a headache. That said, this song's not too bad. I have a headache.Blonde Redhead - I think this new Blonde Redhead album is pretty good. Maybe even great. It's at least a bit better than Pitchfork's 7.0... Anyone want to bet that Sofia Copola is wetting her director's chair over the notion of trying to include the following song in her next movie?Winterpills - Do you know what you need to become an indie rock/mp3 blog band-of-the-week sensation? An acoustic guitar, a delicate singing voice, a love for the music featured in Wes Anderson movies, a good PR agency, and at least one girl in your band.Dinosaur Jr. - Shit, I don't want to sound like a jaded old grandpa but THIS NEW DINOSAUR JR. ALBUM KICKS ASS. Sure, it sounds a lot like old Dinosaur Jr. but how can that be bad? I mean, half the bands in the world are simply copying what other bands have already done, so why can't Dinosaur Jr. revisit the good old days like everyone else? After all, they nearly invented the early '90s.Feist - Lyrics: This kind of letter is in black/Gotta know who's got your back/But comes around for you/Because I'm telling you the truth/So much present inside my present/Inside my present and/So, so much past inside my present/Inside my present inside my present...Um. Okay. Uh, at the risk of sounding like Paula Abdul searching for something nice to say when an American Idol contestant isn't very good...hey Feist, um, at least you're very pretty. Sometimes.Wilco - Remember way back up top when I said The Shins aren't "all that"? Well Wilco is. Or was. That remains to be seen. Something tells me the new album isn't going to be so great, but for now I've still got hope. Fingers crossed.Charlotte Gainsbourg - Air, Jarvis Cocker, and Nigel Godrich teamed up to help poor little Charlotte record an album. Aw, how nice! The song posted below is pretty excellent, though very much a ripoff of what her parents used to do in their own music.Mark Ronson - Mark Ronson is a producer, right? Then I shouldn't have to tell him that covering a song by The Smiths in such a manner that it ends up sounding like a mashup of "Safety Dance", amateur electronica, and Deee-Lite is a bad thing...right? I mean, he should just already know not to do that. Right?

17 comments:

mike said...

YAY all hail snarky earfarm!
this post made my moondays go away...

Anonymous said...

ok, first of all your funny. second of all your stupid if you dont like fiest.

kpups said...

YES!!! asshole earfarm is here to stay!!!!

yo mamma said...

ok, ok anonymous. who's the stupid one? i think "your"!

Matt said...

Fiest?
FIESTA!

nards said...

FIESTA FIESTA FIESTA!!! fuck her pie hole.

oh man, that wilco track is...i want the angst-ridden pill-poppin tweedy back. oh good, they gave nels a jazz break in the song. shoot me.

Lauren said...

Holy crap. I haven't laughed out loud to an MP3 blog in a while. Maybe never. But today I did. Great post.

Especially this:
"Do you know what you need to become an indie rock/mp3 blog band-of-the-week sensation? An acoustic guitar, a delicate singing voice, a love for the music featured in Wes Anderson movies, a good PR agency, and at least one girl in your band."

Anonymous said...

yessssss. file this post in the funny category. funny because it's all true!

Anonymous said...

lame

Anonymous said...

by lame i mean way to hate everything that's hip. so cool. tool.

judy said...

hey, anonymous-

we're not hating everything that's hip. just everything that sucks. get it straight. douche.

d said...

the shins opened for moz? what the...?

tam said...

will you be providing us with an alternate top 10 list?

Matt said...

hello to the Tam -
i will now commence with providing you an alternate top 10 list.

ready? go.

The FBI's Top Ten Most Wanted Fugitives:
Jorge Alberto Lopez-Orozco
Usama Bin Laden
Diego Leon Montoya Sanchez
James J. Bulger
Emigdio Preciado Jr
Robert William Fisher
Victor Manuel Gerena
Frauke
Richard Steve Goldberg
Shauntay L. Henderson

cinds said...

Boy, there sure are some funny bits in this post. But come on Earfarm! It's shooting fish in a barrel! Blog taste is too horrible, too easy to make fun of!

tam said...

Shauntay is huge on the mp3 blogs right now! But, is she the "real Shauntay" or "Shauntay Shauntay"?

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