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  1. On that note, I think the FC Chelsea just doesn't want their top players to play at the WC...

    first Ballack, then Essien and now Drogba... all injured

    Can't say I blame them, they'll need to be in top form when we seek our revenge next season in the Premier League (champion by one lousy point.) :P

    Though its not great news for Germany and worse for Ghana and Côte d'Ivoire.

  2. British Bands


    Beatles, The


    Dire Straits


    Fine Young Cannibals


    Hollies, The

    Iron Maiden


    Kinks, The

    Led Zeppelin

    Moody Blues

    Nashville Teens




    Rolling Stones, The

    Smiths, The


    Uriah Heep





    Zombies, The

  3. ^After all that I hope someone ends up actually nominating one of his albums. :P

    Or maybe...

    Groundbreaking post-punk: Unknown Pleasures - Joy Division

    Classic mainstream rock: Damn the Torpedoes - Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers

    One of the best break-up albums ever: Blood on the Tracks - Bob Dylan

    The punk masterpieces:

    - Entertainment! - Gang of Four

    - Singles Going Steady - Buzzcocks

    - Raw Power - Iggy and the Stooges

    - My Aim is True - Elvis Costello

    - Never Mind the Bollocks - The Sex Pistols

    A reggae classic: Exodus - Bob Marley & the Wailers

  4. One of the hardest lists to narrow down to just ten, so I didn't bother. :P

    1. Wake Up - Arcade Fire

    2. This Fire - Franz Ferdinand

    3. Zero - Yeah Yeah Yeahs

    4. Nothing To Worry About - Peter Bjorn and John

    5. Teddy Picker - Arctic Monkeys

    6. Stuck Between Stations - The Hold Steady

    7. Elephants - Them Crooked Vultures

    8. This Tornado Loves You - Neko Case

    9. Shake A Fist - Hot Chip

    10. Quiet Dog Bite Hard - Mos Def

    11. Barcelona - Plastiscines

    12. Carolina Drama - The Raconteurs

    13. ABCs - K'naan

    14. The Calculation - Regina Spektor

    15. Northshore - Tegan & Sara

    16. Whistle For The Choir - The Fratellis

    17. Daniel - Bat For Lashes

    18. Winter Dies - Midlake

    19. Norway - Beach House

    20. New Pony - The Dead Weather

    Definitely my kind of music, great choices Lizard. :D

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    Ramones - Ramones (1976)

    1. "Blitzkrieg Bop"

    2. "Beat on the Brat"

    3. "Judy Is a Punk"

    4. "I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend"

    5. "Chainsaw"

    6. "Now I Wanna Sniff Some Glue"

    7. "I Don't Wanna Go Down to the Basement"

    8. "Loudmouth"

    9. "Havana Affair"

    10. "Listen to My Heart" Ramones

    11. "53rd & 3rd"

    12. "Let's Dance"

    13. "I Don't Wanna Walk Around With You"

    14. "Today Your Love, Tomorrow the World"

  6. 1. Making Plans for Nigel - XTC

    2. Pepper - Butthole Surfers

    3. Held - Smog

    4. Bukowski - Modest Mouse

    5. Little Girl - Danger Mouse and Sparklehorse

    6. Golden Brown - The Stranglers

    7. The High Road - Broken Bells

    8. My Heroics - Absynthe Minded

    9. Plateau - Nirvana

    10. Summersong - The Decemberists

    Tough to narrow down, lot of great stuff. :)

  7. ^I loved that line. :D

    I also heard some unfavourable reviews about the ending. Forgive me this mild rant in reply.

    I absolutely agree that most of the negativity was by people who never really understood what the show was about in the first place: the characters, their stories, their lives, not some in-depth quantum mechanics-level explanation of how the island glows/time travels/gives eternal life/heals etc. Not always getting the full why and how is something everyone can relate to. People are more than the things that happen to them. But you don't need all the technical answers to understand the show, you just need to invest some time, attention and bit of brain power into the story which, as evidence by the popularity of reality TV, is something the general public seems strongly opposed to doing.

    As for the finale, I don't think they could have ended it any other way. Reconciling the flash-sideways with the regular time line was in typical mind-blowing, heart-wrenching yet believable Lost style. Death of some, survival of others, good trumps evil, Hurley in charge and Jack at peace, closing his eyes paralleling when he opened them after the crash in the first episode. Classic.

  8. One of the most beautifully romantic songs I know:

    "Into My Arms" - Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds (1997)

    And I feel the lyrics deserve a full cut and paste...

    I don't believe in an interventionist God

    But I know, darling, that you do

    But if I did I would kneel down and ask Him

    Not to intervene when it came to you

    Not to touch a hair on your head

    To leave you as you are

    And if He felt He had to direct you

    Then direct you into my arms

    Into my arms, O Lord

    Into my arms, O Lord

    Into my arms, O Lord

    Into my arms

    And I don't believe in the existence of angels

    But looking at you I wonder if that's true

    But if I did I would summon them together

    And ask them to watch over you

    To each burn a candle for you

    To make bright and clear your path

    And to walk, like Christ, in grace and love

    And guide you into my arms

    Into my arms, O Lord

    Into my arms, O Lord

    Into my arms, O Lord

    Into my arms

    But I believe in Love

    And I know that you do too

    And I believe in some kind of path

    That we can walk down, me and you

    So keep your candles burning

    And make her journey bright and pure

    That she will keep returning

    Always and evermore

    Into my arms, O Lord

    Into my arms, O Lord

    Into my arms, O Lord

    Into my arms

    And for balance, a decidedly unromantic one :P

    "Mr. Hurricane" - Beast (2008)

  9. I personally think this is the way Wild Horses was meant to sound. It's at least as good as The Stones .... I know, heresy!

    I was actually thinking the same thing listening to this version (I like the Sundays cover too). Though it is an intrinsically great song, I don't really care for the original. Apart from the chorus, it just doesn't sound "right" to me.

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