1 Año

Pues hoy este blog cumple un año. Solo quería decir gracias a todos los que vienen, a los pocos pero constantes que firman, y a los que bajan (que cada día son mas). Al menos ha servido de algo, porque parece que incluso a gente que no le gustaba nada de esto sigue bajando las cosas. Así que eso es bueno. Mucho ha pasado en este año y pues algo se ha ido documentando aquí. También lo deje por un tiempo pero es que fue en lo que me adaptaba en el trabajo. Pero este año espero haya más cosas por aquí. Dejo dos canciones. La canción del día que es There She Is de Mumm-Ra, mi plato fuerte para este año y a los que les apuesto todo.

Y la otra claro, Oasis. ¿Que mas podía ser? Listen Up, acústica en vivo en Toronto (con todo y un berrinche de Noel al principio).

1 año.

Mañana continua la lista no se preocupen.

#24 Battle – Tendency

A finales del 2005, Battle empezron a hacer ruido. Sus conciertos eran seguidos cada vez por mas gente y sus demos se cambiaban como pan caliente. Llego el 2006 y con él, el anuncio de que Tendency sería lanzado como single en Marzo. La canción logro entrar en el top 40 y parecía que la mesa estaba puesta para Battle. Entonces al vocalista, Jason Bavanandan, le dio hepatitis. Esto pospuso conciertos, planes de otro single, grabaciones, y de paso, la expectativa que se había creado. Regresaron varios meses después, pero el momento había pasado. Se anuncio el disco Break The Banks para Octubre, incluso disponible en Internet, pero ante la falta de interés, se pospuso. Hasta la fecha no sale. En lugar, Battle saco un mini EP con canciones que iban a venir en el disco. Las demás tal vez nunca vean la luz. Battle han entrado a regrabar canciones para su disco debut. Ojala algún día salga y nos den otra gran canción como esta.

Battle – Tendency

I mean everything
That falls out my mouth
When I throw my arms around you

I love you like family
I love you like you don’t know
When I throw my arms around you

I know I dance like a drunken arse
Every weekend it’s my own advice:
Let me drink myself to death
To forget about the rent

Money gets like a twisted snake, hissing
I’ll show you more if you meet me here
Come over come over come over here
This is my only tendency
This is all I have left you see
Will you believe me?
Would you believe me?
Now

You think that it’s not enough
Well fella I’m all grown up
It’s clear that we don’t…
Well I’m moving on and up
But I’m still the boy you knew
The boy who threw his arms around you
If I said:

This is my only tendency
This is all I have left you see
Would you believe me?
Would you believe me?

A healthy man with a healthy plan
My kids will think im a healthy dad
When there’s nothing I don’t care to mention
Nothing I don’t care for

Now be my girl, yeah she is my world
Because she is the best bitch I’ve ever had
Come over come over come over me
And if I said

This is my only Tendency
Would you believe me?
Would you believe me?

Cause I mean everything
That falls out my mouth
I love you like family
I love you like you don’t know
But I’m moving on and up
But I’m still the boy you knew
The boy who threw him arms around you
The boy who threw his arms around you
The boy who threw his arms around you

#25 We Are Scientists – It’s A Hit

Último single del With Love And Squalor en ser promocionado por WAS. Uno de los grupos más divertidos que existen en la actualidad, sobre todo por sus shows en vivo, por sus videos, y todo lo que hacen en general. Además, se la pasan dando shows en vivo en Nueva York cada rato que se aburren, y para nuestra fortuna ya están grabando su nuevo disco y esperemos que vuelvan a venir a México. I’ve been hit!

We Are Scientists – It’s A Hit

I should have known that this would happen from the start
This kind of function’s going to have to fall apart
I guess before I would have sworn that we were friends
And in this problem must award some logic trend

Well I still don’t understand what this whole thing’s about
And all the words that you said are somehow stuck in my mouth
This was going so well, but I don’t know what I did
All I really can tell is
I’ve been hit!
I’ve been hit!
I’ve been hit!

Well there’s only so much drama I can stand
This is just about as far as I will bend
So get your hands off my lapel because I think it’s time to go
You oughta know that or you oughta know

And I still don’t understand what this whole thing’s about
And all the words that you said are somehow stuck in my mouth
This was going so well, but I don’t know what I did
All I really can tell is
I’ve been hit!
I’ve been hit!
I’ve been hit!

As I was falling down the stairs and out the door
Yes, I heard you yell my name but I’m not sure
You know, before I could have sworn that we were friends
Somehow that’s how these parties always seem to end

Well I still don’t understand what this whole thing’s about
And all the words that you said are somehow stuck in my mouth
This was going so well, but I don’t know what I did
All I really can tell is that
I always get hit

Well I still don’t understand what this whole thing’s about
And all the words that you said are somehow stuck in my mouth
I guess I might take it back, but I’m not sure what I did
All I know for a fact is
I’ve been hit!
I’ve been hit!

#26 The Sunshine Underground – Commercial Breakdown

Salidos de la siempre vibrante y creciente escena musical de Leeds, The Sunshine Underground lanzaron Commercial Breakdown a principios del 2006, con unos reviews muy buenos y parecía que el éxito venía. Por desgracia, la canción resulto muy poco comercial y el éxito no llego. Pero ellos ahí siguen y un año después el NME ha empezado a promoverlos. Tal vez todavía no es muy tarde para ellos.

The Sunshine UndergroundCommercial Breakdown

oh Maybe I’m right
oh maybe I’m wrong
We can fight for
one single way to get along
And we’ve all got to not shake down!
And I’ve only missin’ a point
And I can’t search the way to try to telling lies

So I’ll tell my problem
You’re never gonna get me
If I’m too be busy
A social conscience
I saw it on the tv
At least it keeps me busy

Oh maybe sometimes
I find it hard to comply
with people that don’t look you
in the eye
and it’s because all the commercial
breakdown!
and i’ve only missin’ a point
is what the media’s sayin’
that is switching to ….

so i’ll tell my problem
you’re never gonna get me
we’re far too busy
and so’s your conscience
what story gonna save me
at least it keeps me busy

oh
and i used to think that these things happen for a reason
i used to think that these things happen for a reason
i used to think that these things happen for a reason

#27 The Killers – When You Were Young

Después de varios meses en que los Killers guardaron silencio, un día anunciaron en su página que su nuevo single, When You Were Young, se estrenaba al día siguiente en la radio inglesa. Ni tiempo dio de reaccionar. Todavía tardaron un mes mas en anunciar el Sam’s Town. Pero que buena canción resulto ser ese primer single, y con un video grabado en México. Normal y en vivo abajo.

The KillersWhen You Were Young

You sit there in your heartache
Waiting on some beautiful boy to
To save you from your old ways
You play forgiveness
Watch it now
Here he comes

He doesnt look a thing like Jesus
But he talks like a gentleman
Like you imagined
When you were young

Can we climb this mountain
I dont know
Higher now than ever before
I know we can make it if we take it slow
Let’s take it easy
Easy now
Watch it go

We’re burning down the highway skyline
On the back of a hurricane
That started turning
When you were young
When you were young

And sometimes you close your eyes
And see the place where you used to live
When you were young

They say the devil’s water
It ain’t so sweet
You dont have to drink right now
But you can dip your feet
Every once in a little while

You sit there in your heartache
Waiting on some beautiful boy to
To save you from your old ways
You play forgiveness
Watch it now
Here he comes

He doesnt look a thing like Jesus
But he talks like a gentleman
Like you imagined
When you were young
(talks like a gentleman)
(like you imagined)
When you were young

I said he doesnt look a thing like Jesus
He doesnt look a thing like Jesus
But more than you’ll ever know

Travis – Big Chair

Big Chair versión sin radio DJ hablando al principio.

#28 Snow Patrol – You’re All I Have

Justo el día que se ponen a la venta los boletos para el concierto de Snow Patrol en México, es el día que les toca entrar en esta lista (por fin!). Después de dos años de tour intenso siguiendo el éxito inusitado del Final Straw, Snow Patrol se encerraron meses en Escocia para grabar su 4to disco (si 4to porque estoy seguro que todavia muchos creen que es el segundo apenas). En el proceso, perdieron un bajista (el unico miembro original del grupo que quedaba aparte del baterista y Gary Lightbody). You’re All I Have cumplió su cometido, simple y pegajosa y un excelente primer single que hizo que la gente los recordara, y de paso llevo a Snow Patrol a tener el disco mas vendido en Inglaterra en todo el 2006. Del lado izquierdo la versión de estudio, del derecho una acústica.

Snow PatrolYou’re All I Have

Strain this chaos turn it into light,
I’ve gotta see you one last night,
Before the lions take their share,
Leave us in pieces, scattered everywhere,

Just give me a chance to hold on,
Just give me something to hold onto,

It’s so clear now that you are all that I have,
I have no fear cause you are all that I have,

You’re cinematic razor sharp,
A welcome arrow through the heart,
Under your skin feels like home,
Electric shocks on aching bones,

Give me a chance to hold on,
Give me a chance to hold on,
Give me a chance to hold on,
Just give me something to hold onto,

It’s so clear now that you are all that I have,
I have no fear cause you are all that I have,
It’s so clear now that you are all that I have,
I have no fear cause you are all that I have,

There is a darkness deep in you,
A frightning magic I cling to,

Give me a chance to hold on,
Give me a chance to hold on,
Give me a chance to hold on,
Just give me something hold on to,

It’s so clear now that you are all that I have,
I have no fear now you are all that I have,
It’s so clear now that you are all that I have,
I have no fear now you are all that I have.

#29 The Pipettes – Your Kisses Are Wasted On Me

En 2003, Monster Bobby, un músico, productor, dj, escritor, etc, de Brighton, tuvo la idea de hacer un grupo recordando el sonido clásico de Phil Spector y las Ronettes en los 60’s. Para esto junto a unos amigos y busco a tres chicas que tuvieran una idea y visión similar a la de él. Así nacieron las Pipettes, oficialmente un trío pero en papel un grupo de 7 personas, aunque los otros 4 se hacen llama los Casettes, que hacen posible este grupo sacado de finales de los años 50 con un toque de modernidad. Gwenno, Becki y Rose son la cara del grupo y que hacne posible este pequeño viaje a la decada de los 50’s en pleno Siglo XXI.

The Pipettes – Your Kisses Are Wasted On Me

Your kisses are wasted on me
(Boy)
Can you see we’re through?
(Boy)
I don’t love you, you don’t make me smile
For a while
(Boy)
Get out of my face
(Boy)
I’m gonna catch a chase some other guy
Who I might like

And you might cry half the time
(And you don’t know it, no you don’t know it)
And you might try to hold my hand again
(no, you don’t know it)

Your kisses are wasted on me
(Boy)
You better hear me clear
(Boy)
I want you out of here
Don’t send me wild
You’re just a child

And you might cry half the time
(And you don’t know it, no you don’t know it)
And you might try to hold my hand again
(and you don’t know it, no you don’t know it)
And you might cry for some time
(you still don’t know it)

Your kisses are wasted on me

#30 Keane – Is It Any Wonder?

Con el Hopes & Fears, Keane conquistó el mundo. No solo tenían Europa a sus pies si no que también Estados Unidos había caido en los efectos de Somewhere Only We Know y Keane se convertía en una banda más de ese selecto grupo de bandas británicas que logran triunfar en E.U. Pero tanta fama y presión no le vino bien a Tom Chaplin, que entro en una dependencia de drogas y alcohol que lo llevó finalmente a rehabilitación, y de paso, darle un golpe severo a la carrera de Keane. Todo esto no se sabía cuando salio este single, el primero del segundo disco, y una gran canción. La catedral de la que se habla en la canción es la de Colonia, en Alemania. Keane vienen a México en Abril.

Keane – Is It Any Wonder?

I
I always thought that I knew
I’d always have the right to
Be living in the kingdom of the good and true
and so on

but now I think how I was wrong
And you were laughing along
And now I look a fool for thinking you were on, my side

Is it any wonder I’m tired
Is it any wonder that I feel uptight
Is it any wonder I don’t know what’s right

Sometimes
It’s hard to know where I stand
It’s hard to know where I am
Well maybe it’s a puzzle I don’t understand

But sometimes
I get the feeling that I’m
Stranded in the wrong time
Where love is just a lyric in a children’s rhyme, a soundbite

Is it any wonder that I’m tired
Is it any wonder that I feel uptight
Is it any wonder I don’t know what’s right
oh, these days
After all the misery you made
Is it any wonder that I feel afraid
Is it any wonder that I feel betrayed

Nothing left inside this old cathedral
Just the sad lonely spires
How do you make it right

Oh, but you try
Is it any wonder I’m tired
Is it any wonder that I feel uptight
Is it any wonder I don’t know what’s right
oh, these days
After all the misery you made
Is it any wonder that I feel afraid
Is it any wonder that I feel betrayed

#31 Kasabian – Empire

A la mitad del proceso de grabación del nuevo disco de Kasabian, los problemas empezaron a surgir y Chris Karloff, guitarrista principal y tecladista de la banda, salió del grupo. Serge Pizzorno empezó a tener mas participación incluso cantando canciones completas el (la increíble British Legion por ejemplo). Pero decidieron usar partes que Chris había dejado que sentían que valía la pena (claro, con su permiso) Una de estas cosas que dejo fue Empire, la canción, que aquí esta en el #31. Gran video por cierto.

Kasabian – Empire

Too much information
Well I said you’re good for nothing
Come on to the back
I said your needles count for something
Guess I’d better sell you now
Guess I’ll bet I’ll be around

Singing for your questions
But you’ve stolen all of my answers
Too much entertainment drove
and thats not all the colour
Tell me that you’ve seen a ghost
I’ll tell you what to fear the most

Stop!
I said it’s happening again!
We’re all wasting away!
We’re all wasting away!

Too much information
Well I said you’re good for nothing
Stitch your part of counterfeit
I said you are far out here
Taking at the roads
Where you’re taken for the simple codes

Swimming with the fishes
While the serpent waves his tongue
With a belly full of splinters
Now you see that I’m the one
Tell me that you’ve seen a ghost
I’ll tell you what to fear the most

Stop!
I said it’s happening again!
We’re all wasting away!
We’re all wasting away!

BigChair

Un radio rip de la sorpresa mas grande del año. Mas que nada por la falta de anuncio. Una gran silla. A ver cuanto dura este post arriba.

#32 The View – Wasted Little DJ’s

El primer single de The View, que los dio a conocer al entrar en el #15 de los charts británicos. El grupo apenas se formo a finales del 2004 y dieron su primer concierto hace menos de dos años, en marzo del 2005. La edad promedio anda en 19 años y su nombre viene del Bayview Pub, el bar donde empezaron a dar sus primeros conciertos. Datos elementales para que sepan quienes son y de donde vienen (Dundee, Escocia) porque este año seguro seguiran sonando en todos lados. Abajo versión del disco y versión en vivo.

The View – Wasted Little DJ’s

They told me if I write this song for them.
That they would cut my hair for free.
But that’s not me no liberties.

The same record for the 16th time
Exact same set you did the last time round
Doesn’t bother me we’re in harmony.

Astedwae ittlae ejaysdae
They’re the cleverest blonde we ken
Astedwae ittlae ejaysdae
I wish everybody danced like them.

Split visions of a talkative therapy
It makes me bend away it gives me E
Doesn’t bother me we’re in harmony.

Astedwae ittlae ejaysdae
They’re the cleverest blonde we ken
Astedwae ittlae ejaysdae
I wish everybody danced like them.

No low emotions rolling tonight
Young heavy hopefuls staying the night
So stick around and wait for the day.
Craziness kills lazyness N happiness
Takes bad bets no one gives a fuck U see we’re all out of our little heads.

Craziness kills lazyness N happiness
Takes bad bets no one gives a fuck
You see we’re all out of our,
All out of our,
All out of our little fucking heads

Astedwae ittlae ejaysdae
They’re the cleverest blonde we ken
Astedwae ittlae ejaysdae
I wish everybody danced like them.

Can anybody dance like them
Can U tell me
Does anybody dance like them
Can U tell me
Astedwae ittlae ejaysdae
Astedwae ittlae ejaysdae

#33 Eskobar – Persona Gone Missing

¿Porqué no hay un festival sueco realmente importante? Algo así como roskilde en Dinamarca, el Pinkpop de Holanda o el Exit en Serbia. En Suecia nada mas nada de nada y eso que es, para mí, el país mas importante de Europa musicalmente hablando, sin contar al Reino Unido claro. Pero bueno mientras sigan con los grupos buenos basta. Esta canción no se que tan bien le haya ido en Suecia, pero conmigo le fue muy bien porque me gusta mucho y por eso está en el #33, Persona Gone Missing, el primer single del cuarto disco de Eskobar.

Here’s a story of a man who thought he was the only one with brains
And for a long long time he had me fooled and i believed that was actually the case

But the fortune changed, he got on this train
Got mixed up in the game, and (then) he was never the same

What used to be is just no where, no where to be found

Here’s a story of a man how never noticed the shift in him
Oh, this tale is such a sad one, but for good things the chance to last are slim

So the fortune changed, he got on this train
Got mixed up in the game, and (then) he was never the same

What used to be is just no where, no where to be found

If you ever wake up, it’s too late
You’ve burned too many bridges, to clean the slate
But don’t you worry this was probably your fate
It was just a shame to see u go….

What used to be is just no where, no where to be found

#34 The Killers – Bones

Debo decir que me da mucho gusto que este blog se haya vuelto tan popular, digo, antes era vistiado pero nada como ahora, yo que creí que nunca serviría tanto que le puse para ver de donde visitaban y que frecuencia pero pues después de casi un año parece que sí. Así que saludos a la cada vez mas creciente comunidad argentina y peruana que viene por aquí, a la zona occidente del páis (o sea México), a los visitantes de la riviera maya claro y pues a los del df y el edomex, así como a los (poquisimos) de los estados unidos. Como agradecimiento, tratare que para lo que queda de la lista subir dos canciones. Una, la normal, y la otra alguna versión alterna o en vivo o algo por el estilo. Para bajar una den click en el nombre del grupo y la otra en el título de la canción. En este caso será una versión en vivo de Bones. Sin mas por el momento, aquí estan los Killers con Bones en el 34, tal vez pueda parecer bajo pero aquí ya puro hit. El video, dirigido por Tim Burton ni mas ni menos, y la canción toda una joya.

The Killers – Bones

We took a back road, we’re gonna look at the stars
We took a back road in my car
Down to the ocean, it’s only water and sand
And in the ocean, we’ll hold hands
But I don’t really like you
Apologetically dressed in the best put on a heart-beat
Without an answer, the thunder speaks for the sky
And on the cold, wet dirt I cry
And on the cold, wet dirt I cry

Don’t you wanna come with me?
Don’t you wanna feel my bones on your bones?
It’s only natural

A cinematic vision ensued
Like the holiest dream
There’s someone calling, an angel whispers my name
But the message relayed is the same
Wait ‘til tomorrow, you’ll be fine
But it’s gone to the dogs in my mind

I always hear them when the dead of night
Comes calling to save me from this fight
But they can never wrong this right

Don’t you wanna come with me?
Don’t you wanna feel my bones on your bones?
It’s only natural

Don’t you wanna swim with me?
Don’t you wanna feel my skin on your skin?
It’s only natural

I never had a lover (I never had a lover)
I never had soul (I never had soul)
I never had a good time (And I never had a good time)
I never got gold (I never got gold)

Don’t you wanna come with me?
Don’t you wanna feel my bones on your bones?
It’s only natural

Don’t you wanna swim with me?
Don’t you wanna feel my skin on your skin?
It’s only natural

Don’t you wanna come with me?
Don’t you wanna feel my bones on your bones?
It’s only natural

Come and take a swim with me
Don’t you wanna feel my skin on your skin?
It’s only natural

#35 The Fratellis – Chelsea Dagger

Debo decir que ya por estos lugares se me dificulto mucho hacer la lista, puro hit y pues si fueron horas y horas de larga indecisión. Aquí tenemos a los Fratellis, que ya habían aparecido por ahi con Whistle For The Choir, y pues ahora con Chelsea Dagger, su gran hit hasta el momento y la canción que los hizo saltar esa difícil barrera de ser solo un grupo indie a ser un grupo indie reconocido. Rompiendo el top 10 inglés, Chelsea Dagger les dio reconocimiento e hizo que el Costello Music se mantuviera por unas buenas semanas en el top 40 de Inglaterra. Tu-tu-ru.

The Fratellis – Chelsea Dagger

Well you must be a girl with shoes like that
she said you know me well
I seen you and little Steven and Joanna
Round the back of my hotel oh yeah

Someone said you was asking after me
But I know you best as a blagger
I said tell me your name is it sweet?
She said my boy it’s dagger oh yeah

I was good she was hot
Stealin’ everything she got
I was bold she was over the worst of it
Gave me gear thank you dear bring yer sister over here
Let her dance with me just for the hell of it

Well you must be a boy with bones like that
She said you got me wrong
I would’ve sold them to you
If I could’ve just have kept the last of my clothes on
Call me up take me down with you
When you go I could be your regular belle
And I’ll dance for little Steven and Joanna
Round the back of my hotel oh yeah

I was good she was hot
Stealin everything she got
I was bold she was over the worst of it
Gave me gear thank you dear bring yer sister over here
Let her dance with me just for the hell of it

Chelsea Chelsea I believe that when your dancing
Slowly sucking your sleeve
That all the boys get lonely after you leave
And it’s one for the Dagger and another for the one you believe

Chelsea Chelsea I believe that when your dancing
Slowly sucking your sleeve
That all the boys get lonely after you leave
And it’s one for the Dagger and another for the one you believe