February 20, 2007

RaW Playlist – 19/02/07

The A-List

The Gossip – Standing in the Way of Control
Joss Stone – Tell Me ‘Bout it
The Bees – Who Cares What the Question is
Brig Bruvaz – Big Bro Thang
Enter Shikari – Anything Can Happen in the Next Half Hour

Maximo Park – Our Velocity
The Decemberists – O Valencia
Willy Mason – Save Myself
Badly Drawn Boy – A Journey From A to B
Kaiser Chiefs – Ruby

The Killers – Read My Mind
Snow Patrol – Open Your Eyes
Idlewild – No Emotion
Gwen Stefani ft Akon – The Sweet Escape
The Good The Bad and The Queen – Kingdom of Doom

Klaxons – Golden Skans
Mika – Grace Kelly
The Shins – Phantom Limb
The Long Blondes – Giddy Stratospheres
Bloc Party – The Prayer

The B-List

Damien Rice – Rootless Tree
Keane – A Bad Dream
Switches – Drama Queen
The Feeling – Rosé
Nas – Hip-Hop is Dead

Billy Talent – Fallen Leaves
Brakes – Cease & Desist
Biffy CLyro – Saturday Superhouse
CSS – Off the Hook
Lily Allen – Shame For You

The Horrors – Gloves
Nelly Furtado – Say it Right
Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly – I Spy
+44 – When Your Heart Stops Beating
Harrisons – Monday’s Arms

LCD Soundsystem – North American Scum
Ludacris ft Pharell – Money Maker
My chemical romance – Famous Last Words
The Magic Numbers – This is a Song
Union of Knives – Evil Has Never
30 Seconds to Mars – Attack

Gym Class Heroes – Cupid’s Chokehold
Patrick Wolf – Bluebells
Grinderman – No Pussy Blues
Mr Hudson and the Library – Too Late
Cold War Kids – Hang Me Up To Dry
Fall Out Boy – This Ain’t a Scene, It’s an Arms Race

Album of the Week

The Shins – Wincing the Night Away

Talk Taxis / GoodBooks / The Maccabees – Live gig review by Rob Lowe

The Maccabees are a band that are, well… down right cool. Playing to a sold out crowd of crazy 16 year olds, and with anthems as big as “Latchmere”, a song completely written about a new wave machine at the aforementioned place, the night at the Carling Academy 2 was going to be all about fun.

I always feel sorry for support bands at gigs as they are usually ignored and just play out their set for the fun of it. ‘Talk Taxis’ had a different idea and certainly show signs of promise. Their lead singer has a voice that is quite distinct and made even the annoying 16 year old girls take notice. The music seems derived from a ska nature and certainly isn’t lost against the singers vocals. Next up were Goodbooks who have been strenuously touring the country, previously with Hot Club De Paris. These boys are pop, simply put; they play funky keyboard driven indie which is pleasant and enjoyable. The band played a flawless set and even verse into one of The Maccabees songs mid way through which the crowd seem to enjoy.

Then came the main event and with the entrance of the band came the quick rush forward of people and the general over excitement that this band can muster in you. The music is so catchy and upbeat that you just simply cannot stand still, and straight away the whole crowd was bouncing, to such an extent that it made the floor move. If the crowd weren’t excited enough the band played “Latchmere” early on and even they seemed surprised by the response from the crowd. Playing a variety of new songs mixed in with well known singles of “X-ray”, “Precious Time” and “Bicycles”, the tempo never stopped right the way through to the end. The lead singer then announced that they would be going off stage to get a drink and rest before returning to finish off. Apparently they weren’t being arrogant they were just really tired. Either way they returned to finish “First Love”, again to more stomping 16 year olds. Overall the night was pretty awesome and The Maccabees live are impressive. With a faithful crowd of, yep you guessed it, 16 year olds, I am sure they will go far.

February 12, 2007

The Albums of 2001

The RaW music team are currently in the process of creating a brand new feature for Comapct Disco, RaW’s weekly music show broadcast every Wednesday between 5 and 7 p.m. However we need your help.

Every week we pick a specific year from the last four decades and showcasing three albums released in that year. Listeners and participants in the studio will then be able to vote for whichever album of the three they believe is the greatest.

With some years there are three albums which clearly standout. In other years it is much harder to reduce the list of albums to three and that is where you come in. Below is a shortlist of classic albums released in 2001 and we want your comments on which album you think is the best or most iunfluential and why. The three records with the most votes will be included in the feature which will be broadcast during a future edition of Compact Disco. (Also if you are a RaW member you can head you can vote in the poll directly by going to the ‘Music’ section of the RaW forums)

1. The Strokes – Is This It
2. The White Stripes – White Blood Cells
3. Feeder – Echo Park
4. Hear’Say – Popstars
5. Gorillaz – Gorillaz
6. Muse – Origin of Symmetry
7. Alicia Keys – Songs in A Minor
8. Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Yeah Yeah Yeahs
9. Ryan Adams – Gold
10. Tool – Lateralus

Vote away.

November 23, 2006

Top Ten Worst Sounding Albums 1997–present

Writing about web page http://www.stylusmagazine.com/articles/staff_top_10/top-ten-worst-sounding-records-1997-present.htm

*Some controversial choices…
any thoughts?*

November 21, 2006

Paulo Nutini Review (Phil Richards)

Writing about web page http://www.radio.warwick.ac.uk

Paolo Nutini, the new singer songwriting talent from Paisley in Scotland, provided an enjoyable and monstrously popular performance in Biormingham, having gained such notoriety from his first single “Last Request” and continued success from “Jenny don’t be hasty” that he had to be upgraded from the Barfly to the bigger venue Sanctuary (just round the corner from Barfly) and still sold out. His gravely, soulfilled voice provided a beautiful chorus of his own material from his album “These Streets” including the incredibly touching “Autumn” about his Grandad, whilst intjecting a few memorable covers as well, from “Day for a Daydream” and his take on “Crazy”. This being the second time I have seen him this Summer, I have to say a consistently good performer, and would recommend him to anyone who can get tickets.

Tip Of The Week

Recent appearance on Jools Holland and a few gigs coming up (not yet in local area unfortunately) CHECK OUT MIKA

An eccentric piano-playing singer-songwriter from Lebanon with just a hint of Freddy Mercury….

Go to www.myspace.com/mikamyspace and listen to Grace Kelly!

New Playlist

A List

Christina Aguilera – Hurt Remixes (Pop)

The Noisettes – Don’t Give Up (Indie)

The Charlatans – You’re So Pretty, We’re So Pretty (Rock)

Brakes – Hold Me In A River (Indie)

Fields – If You Fail We All Fail (Chilled Indie)

Love Is All – Ageing Had Never Been His Friend (Indie)

Jeremy Warmsley – Dirty Boue Jeans (Electronic Singer-Songwriter)

B List

The Poppycocks – Lovebirds (Indie)

Gotan Project – Mr Confession (Electro Pop)

Richard Ashcroft – Why Not Nothing? (Indie)

Alterkicks – On A Holiday (Indie)

Akon Ft Eminem – Smack That (Rap/Hip Hop)

Chingy – Dem Jeans (Hip Hop)

Dustin’s Bar Mitzvah – The Grass (Punk)

Geyster – Under The Fuse Of Love (Indie)

Zillionaire – Not So Beautiful Now (Pop Rock)



Sassy, street-wise new album from the nineties superstars! Great for nostalgic boppers everywhere.


CHarity collaboration between acclaimed BVSC and Western artists.

October 25, 2006

Week 4 Playlist

Single of the week
Kasabian – Shoot The Runner

A List
Boy Kill Boy Shoot Me Down (Indie Rock)

The Macabees First Love (Indie)

Oasis The Masterplan/Acquiesce (Rock)

Sean Lennon Dead Meat (Pop Rock)

The Killers When We Were Young (Pop Rock)

McFly Star Girl (Pop)

Beck Cell Phone’s Not Dead (Electro-Pop)

The Kooks Ooh La (Pop)

DJ Shadow Enuff (Pop)

B List

Muse Knights of Cydonia (Gothic Rock)

Ben Harper Morning Yearning (Solo Indie)

Damien Rice 9 Crimes (Folk Indie)

The Game It’s Okay (Hip Hop)

(+44) Lycanthrope (Punk Rock)

Jamie T If You’ve Got The Money (Reggae-Punk)

The Holloways Generator (Pop Rock)

The Vines Don’t Listen To The Radio (Pop Rock)

Klaxons Magick (Dance Rock)

Peter Bjorn and John Let’s Call It Off (Folk Pop)

October 20, 2006

Welcome to RaW's Music Blog

Writing about web page http://www.radio.warwick.ac.uk

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