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Similar Artists To: EMF

Posted in Alternative, Alternative Dance, Alternative Rock, Dance-pop, Grebo, List, Similar Artists To:, Top Albums by newmusicexcess on March 27, 2010

EMF - Stigma

When I was searching yesterday for some Tom Jones video’s for my post, I noticed that he often covered EMF’s hit Unbelievable during his live shows. At one point they actually played together on a music show. So that got me thinking about EMF, the second album Stigma (which was way darker sounding than the debut), and similar artists that were around at that time and I ended up putting together one of my similar artists playlists, the process for which I documented on an earlier “Similar Artists To” posts. Here is the album list I ended up with:

  • EMF – Stigma
  • Jesus Jones – Liquidizer
  • Carter the Unstoppable Sex Machine – 1992: The Love Album
  • Ned’s Atomic Dustbin – Brain Blood Volume
  • Pop Will Eat Itself – This Is The Day…
  • The Farm – Spartacus
  • The Soup Dragons – Hang-Tent
  • The Wonder Stuff – Never Loved Elvis
  • The Shamen – En-Tact
  • Inspiral Carpets – Life

Well, I suppose I hade better post that EMF/Tom Jones performance, seeing as I mentioned it. In case you are wondering the track Unbelievable (the bands big hit) appeared on EMF’s first album, Schubert Dip.

 

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Hot Chip – One Life Stand

Posted in Alternative Dance, Indietronica by newmusicexcess on January 25, 2010

HotChip-OneLifeStand

The Guardian have the imminent Hot Chip release One Life Stand streaming from their site  on the following page. http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/musicblog/2010/jan/25/hot-chip-one-life-stand

However, if you are outside of the UK you will only get extracts.

The album is due for release next week.

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Delphic – Acolyte

Posted in Alternative Dance, Electronic, Indie by newmusicexcess on January 12, 2010

delphic_287561s Track listing:

1. Clarion Call
2. Doubt
3. This Momentary
4. Red Lights
5. Acolyte
6. Halcyon
7. Submission
8. Counterpoint
9. Ephemera
10. Remain

Recycling and reimagining the best of New Order, Pet Shop Boys, Bloc Party and Klaxons, the debut Acolyte sees Delphic present their take on merging club-floor filler music and indie. Placed in the Top 5 of the BBC Sound of 2010 list, it’s not difficult to see why the band did well and why they should continue to do so. They seem to capture a certain mood that reflects the current pop music zeitgeist.

Reviewed at:

Scotsman – http://news.scotsman.com/entertainment/Album-review-Delphic–Acolyte.5969910.jp

musicOHM – http://www.musicomh.com/albums/delphic_0110.htm

The Guardian – http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2010/jan/07/delphic-acolyte-cd-review

The Independent – http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/music/reviews/album-delphic-acolyte-polydor-1856721.html

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