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Weekly last.fm charts, featuring Howard Jones

Had a bit of a Howard Jones fest this week. I really enjoyed his music when I was younger, particularly the Humans Lib album. I used to listen to that one a lot on my personal stereo whilst out on my paper or milk round.

I also listened to some Beautiful South, something which I hadn’t done for a while. I haven’t been following them for a while now so there may well be more albums since Painting it Red. I should check as I really enjoy their bitter sweet lyrics and northern English style.

Paolo Nutini is a relative newcomer from my home turf (west of Scotland) and his debut album has a really nice raw quality to it. I hope he remains true to the muse.

And speaking of Muse, I just dig them. They really are a great band.

There’s also some Floyd in the mix this week. I used to be a bit obsessed with the Floyd and fancied a bit of Saucerful through the week. I also just bought the iTunes plus version of Ummagumma today so expect to see that in next week’s charts! Grantchester Meadows is a great song to be sure.

Led Zep is a rare musical area where my and Lorraine’s tastes overlap so we listened to Houses of the Holy on the way back from a horrendously bad Scottish/Irish celebration in Ettlebrueck. That was followed by some Housemartins, which is always good for some in-the-car listening. (and yes, my iPod scrobbling is working again – using the official last.fm client and the latest iTunes – yay!)

I listened to some Carter USM through the week whilst editing some photos — the 30 Something album. A great blast from the past.

And the Orb? Meh. I find it a bit boring now to be honest.

Top Artists this Week (see more)

30 Sep 2007 – 7 Oct 2007
 1Howard Jones
22
 2The Beautiful South
19
 3Muse
13
 4Carter the Unstoppable Sex Machine
11
 4Paolo Nutini
11
 6Led Zeppelin
8
 7John Lennon
7
67Pink Floyd
7
 9The Housemartins
6
 10The Orb
4

Enjoy the Howard Jones tune. This was my favourite from Humans Lib.

Weekly last.fm charts, featuring Akvarium

Still having trouble scrobbling from the iPod but it’s not so critical now that I’m no longer working away from home.

Here are this week’s charts – a bit of Russian tuneage this week. I first heard Akvarium during my gap year in Odessa, Ukraine in 95/96 and have been a fan of them and Boris Grebinshchikov ever since.

Top Artists this Week (see more)

23 Sep 2007 – 30 Sep 2007
 1Аквариум
11
 1Pink Floyd
11
 1Борис Гребенщиков
11
 4Beastie Boys
9
 4Derrick Story
9
46U2
4
 7David Bowie
3
 8Depeche Mode
2
58Regina Spektor
2
1610zarbizarre
1

Last.fm charts, featuring Paul Asbell

Here are this weeks numbers. I’m having real trouble with iPod scrobbling again, and can’t get it to work at all (either with the official last.fm client or iSproggler). It really is annoying and makes the service almost useless for me. Anyway, I’ll keep on trying as I like the service a lot.

Top Artists this Week (see more)

16 Sep 2007 – 23 Sep 2007
 1Paul Asbell
29
42U2
26
43Regina Spektor
14
 3Pierre Bensusan
14
 5Tony McManus
13
66Oasis
10
 7R.E.M.
6
 8Jurassic 5
5
29Tori Amos
4
69Elvis Costello
4

Paul Asbell makes the top this week. He’s a very, very good guitar player indeed and I know him from various guitar forums that I visit. I’ve not yet met him but hope to cross paths with him one day.

Here’s a track for y’all to enjoy, taken from his Steel String Americana CD. Have fun!

Weekly Last.fm Charts, Featuring Elbow

Heck, just realised that I haven’t posted this week’s charts and it’s nearly Sunday already. Better get it done now before next week’s takes over.

Top Artists this Week (see more)

9 Sep 2007 – 16 Sep 2007
1David Bowie
17
52Elbow
16
103Pete Namlook & Richie Hawtin
13
 4Gillian Welch
12
 5Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder
7
 6U2
6
67Stefan Diestelmann
4
 7Tori Amos
4
117Regina Spektor
4
 10Genesis
3

Since Elbow’s moving up the charts and Cat liked ’em, I’ve posted one of their tracks. I had fun with Bowie, listening to Heathen (which blows me away it’s so good) and Low and The Man Who Sold the World and a bit of Changes at work as well.

I’m no longer working mornings at the office so my music listening will change in one of two ways:

1. I’ll listen to bugger all in the mornings now cos I’m watching the kids
2. I’ll listen to stuff that’s just for me cos I’m no longer sharing an office with at least one other narrow-minded fussy bugger. There.

Enjoy the Elbow track Cat! (and anyone else who cares to listen – they really are a great little band).

Weekly Last.fm Charts, Featuring Elbow

Here are this week’s numbers and a track for y’all at the end from a chipper little English band I discovered recently called Elbow.

Top Artists this Week (see more)

2 Sep 2007 – 9 Sep 2007
 1David Bowie
31
61The Waterboys
31
 3Paul McCartney
18
 4Masters at Work
17
 5Muse
16
66Red Hot Chili Peppers
15
 7Elbow
14
 8The Pogues
12
 9Carla Bruni
11
 9The The
11

Weekly last.fm charts, featuring Eric Lugosch

26 Aug 2007 – 2 Sep 2007

I had a guitar lesson with Eric Lugosch when he came to Luxembourg after I saw him playing a house concert at a friend’s house in Ehnen. He’s a wonderful guitar player and I’m so glad that I had the opportunity to hear him play up close and hang out with him afterwards.

11Eric Lugosch
29
72Jack Johnson
24
63Regina Spektor
20
54John Lennon
15
 5Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
14
 6John Renbourn
12
 7The Waterboys
11
27Don Ross
11
 9Francis Cabrel
9
 10Tom Baxter
8

Weekly Last.fm Charts, Featuring Depeche Mode

I was away for a week so the numbers are low. If only I’d figured out about those iPod radio transmitter wotsits at the beginning of my holiday rather than at the end. Oh well, next time.

Top Artists this Week (see more)

Depeche Mode is a band I used to listen to A LOT during my recovery from my accident, along with The The. I had Soul Mining on a cassette with Violator on the flip side.

19 Aug 2007 – 26 Aug 2007
61Depeche Mode
9
 2Eric Lugosch
8
 3KT Tunstall
5
14Arcade Fire
4
 5Coldplay
3
 5Doves
3
 7U2
2
 7Daimh
2
 9John Lennon
1
 9Alisdair Fraser & Jody Stecher
1

Weekly Last.fm Charts, Featuring George Kranz

We were away for the tail end of last week so not so much listening was done. Been enjoying going through REM’s catalogue and I plan to continue that. Arcade Fire is a new discovery for me and they’re pretty rockin’. And rediscovering George Kranz’s Din Daa Daa has been fun – Freya loves it! It’s Apple DRMed so can’t upload I’m afraid. Humph.

Ah, but it’s 2020 now and I can embed a Spotify tune. Result!

Top Artists this Week (see more)

12 Aug 2007 – 19 Aug 2007
141R.E.M.
29
 2Steve Baughman and Robin Bullock
11
 3Arcade Fire
8
 4Altan
5
105Aimee Mann
3
225George Kranz
3
87Depeche Mode
2
 7Air
2
127Madonna
2
127Muse
2

Weekly Last.fm Charts, Featuring Amouar Brahem and Anna Massie

Anouar Brahem is king of the hill this week. I should really get some more of his stuff; it’s wonderful. And Anna Massie just flat out rocks – a wee lass from the north of Scotland who can flatpick with the best of them and play many other instruments too. Yep, she’s one of them. I first saw her at the Celtic Connections festival playing with John Doyle and Tony McManus. I was blown away.

Pete Namlook would have been higher up if I hadn’t changed the tags from Namlook to Pete Namlook. I had a good week of listening to ambient (Global Communication as well). It’s great to work to.

5 Aug 2007 – 12 Aug 2007
 1Anouar Brahem
20
222Anna Massie
16
 3Snow Patrol
14
 4Corinne Bailey Rae
11
 5Global Communication
10
 6Anthrax
9
186U2
9
 8Katie Melua
8
9Jon Shain
7
 10Bob Dylan
6

Weekly Last.fm Charts

I think I’m getting the hang of this now. Thanks Dave! I’ve got iscrobbler working as well, which is a big relief. The official last.fm client sucks for iPod scrobbling.

Top Artists this Week (see more)

29 Jul 2007 – 5 Aug 2007
MovesPositionArtistNo of Plays
 1The Rolling Stones
40
 2Jim Tozier
35
73Peter Gabriel
20
 4Wizz Jones
13
125R.E.M.
11
 5Tony McManus
11
 7Genesis
9
 8Depeche Mode
4
69Fleetwood Mac
3
 9Sergei Rachmaninoff
3