June 17, 2007

Giveaway: NME Presents: The Essential Bands - the Festival Edition

NME Presents: The Essential Bands - the Festival Edition

The staff of UK music magazine NME have put together the third edition of The Essential Bands series albums. Riding the wave of outdoor summer live shows this Festival Edition contains many acts that were served as the next big thing, the flavor of the week and/or the second coming of the Beatles. Most of these bands are able to put together at least one memorable song and in most cases that song made it unto this 2CD compilation. The Festival Edition is heavy with the typical English take on indie rock - catchy tunes with up front drumming and a singer that can barely hold a tune. It tastes good, but the majority of these bands will be a distant memory in 2008. There are a few exceptions. Acts like Muse, Gruff Rhys and Jarvis Cocker have proven their longevity. And Bloc Party and The View have survived the hype thus far. No Arctic Monkeys on this sampler, which is a relief in a way.

Want to have this 2CD? Just send an e-mail to herecomesthefloodNOBLOODYSPAM@xs4all.nl (do not include the obvious) and tell me why you should be the lucky winner. Be brief, and to the point. The winner will picked on June 22th.

Headliners: the Ultimate Festival Line-Up is released on Universal Music TV.


  1. Everything Is Average Nowdays - Kaiser Chiefs
  2. Bones - The Killers
  3. Standing In The Way Of Control - Gossip
  4. Before I Fall To Pieces - Razorlight
  5. Shoot The Runner - Kasabian
  6. Starlight - Muse
  7. Wide Awake - Twang
  8. Weapon Of Choice - Black Rebel Motorcycle Club
  9. Thnks Fr Th Mmrs - Fall Out Boy
  10. Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is - Jet
  11. Alarm Clock - Rumble Strips
  12. Raoul - Automatic
  13. Pieces Of The People We Love - Rapture
  14. Off The Hook - CSS
  15. Scratch Your Name - Noisettes
  16. See You At The Lights - 1990s
  17. Precious Times - Maccabees
  18. Let's Lightning - Pull Tiger Tail
  19. Hang Me Up To Dry - Cold War Kids
  20. Running The World - Jarvis Cocker


  1. Same Jeans - The View
  2. Gravity's Rainbow - Klaxons
  3. Our Velocity - Maximo Park
  4. The Prayer - Bloc Party
  5. Heart Attack - Low Vs Diamond
  6. Time Won't Let Me Go - Bravery
  7. Back When You Were Good - Hours
  8. Bad Dream - Keane
  9. All The Love In Your Hands - Thirteen Senses
  10. Magic Position - Wolf, Patrick
  11. This Must Be Love - Little Man Tate
  12. Candylion - Gruff Rhys
  13. War Of The Worlds - Get Cape Wear Cape Fly
  14. Good Luck - Alterkicks
  15. Giddy Stratospheres - The Long Blondes
  16. Backfire At The Disco - Wombats
  17. We Danced Together - Rakes
  18. Anything Can Happen In The Next Half Hour - Enter Shikari
  19. Must Be The Moon - !!!
  20. Men's Needs - Cribs

MP3: Bloc Party - The Prayer
MP3: The Long Blondes - Giddy Stratospheres

» nme.com

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