Tuesday, April 22, 2008
10. The Flaming Lips - Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots
9. The Beatles - Abbey Road
8. The White Stripes - Get Behind Me Satan
7. Red Hot Chili Peppers - BloodSugarSexMagik
6. The Beatles - The White Album
5. Oasis - (What's the Story) Morning Glory?
4. The White Stripes - Elephant
3. Radiohead - OK Computer
2. Red Hot Chili Peppers - Californication
1. The Beatles - Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band
- Sublime - Sublime
- Pink Floyd - The Dark Side of the Moon
- The Doors - The Doors
- Radiohead - The Bends
- Pixies - Doolittle
- Outkast - Stankonia
- Daft Punk - Homework
Wednesday, April 16, 2008
Jack White is one of the supreme musicians left on this earth today, being the lead for both The White Stripes and his "side project" The Raconteurs. The Raconteurs debut album 'Broken Boy Soldiers' has to be one of my favorites in the last couple years, and even with the success of the new band, there were speculations of them not releasing a second album. Even recently I hadn't heard any news on the band releasing a new record until..well...it was released! I was hoping dearly that this band wouldn't be another sophomore failure, but as you can probably speculate by the title of the post, it wasn't! Jack White and The Raconteurs 'Consolers of the Lonely' is filled with bangin' garage tunes and that classic vintage sound. They pulled of a sophomore album that I can say impressed me, and it isn't an easy feat to follow up 'Broken Boy Soldiers'. Every song flows well and leaves you with more than a satisfied feeling when the album closes out with the excellent"Carolina Drama". I give major props to the band as they set the bar pretty high for 2008 with this sophomore release.
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Monday, April 14, 2008
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Tuesday, March 25, 2008
As I stepped onto the school bus this morning I gazed at my young high school peers and what I saw was not students studying for their mid-terms or reading a book but instead, jamming out to the iPod and texting on the latest cell phone. After I sat down I then looked at myself, with my iPod head phones fitting snug in my hears and I realized at how much I was connected to modern day technology. I understand that this is a new age where technology is the future and I do agree that the Internet and computers are an amazing invention that are very important to society but I thought about that last two weeks and how much mental suffering (self created) I was going through because I didn't have Internet connection. It sounds and is ridiculous! I do read often and write as much as possible and I have not completely engulfed myself in the world of Myspace and texting but I still find it sad on how connected I was to my computer. Like the other day, a girl in my class was caught texting during a test and had her phone confiscated. I watched her plead and beg and eventually start crying because she was separated from her phone until the next morning when her mother came and picked it up from school. At the time it didn't even cross my mind as not-normal behavior and that is what really makes me disappointed.
I really want to get away and go travel. I have never been out of American culture and I am getting sick of it. Maybe it's not the luxurious lifestyle that most of us live (because who doesn't love that?) but the people and how spoiled and rude we are. Like how we think that we are somehow entitled, as if it's one of our rights, to have these material luxuries and do whatever we want with them.
I am not going to give up talking on the phone or stop checking my e-mail but what I will do is keep in mind how important these things are to me and whether or not I can live without them. Because I know I can. And hopefully not, but maybe, some day we will all be forced to live without them and then what will we do? Who knows? I do know that I don't want to look like that pathetic, spoiled girl in my class who is so connected to her cell phone that she would give her life for it.