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Sunday, May 1, 2011

Goodbye (For Now?)

So as you may have noticed, I haven't been posting in the past month. Life (namely the real world outside of the internet) has just gotten too busy. I'm not going to make any excuses, I am simply admitting to myself (and all of you) that I don't have enough time to really devote myself to this site as I have in the past. For now I will not be posting at Ruined By MTV. This might be till this summer, it might be till this fall, it might be till this winter, or this might not be a hiatus. At this point I really have no idea.

So thanks to everyone who has been reading. Hopefully I find more time for Ruined By MTV in the future.


Saturday, March 26, 2011

We Got You Covered: "Use Somebody"

It's just simply breathtaking.

Scala & Kolacny Brothers - Use Somebody (Kings of Leon cover)

Sunday, March 6, 2011

The Magic of Headphones

Seriously though, how cool are these headphones?

The best part about them are how simple they are. They're pricey, but there's no harm in looking. My personal favorite: the "'Old Man tweed Jacket' style fabric."

If you don't like the plain birch they also have this really cool one:

Aw yeah. Cityscapes for my soundscapes. Word.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Hello March!

Happy March everyone! Spring finally feels like it may be a possibility (35 degrees in Rochester, NY is VERY warm). Either way I'm very excited and can't wait for some new music from Alexander of Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, Lykke Li, Rural Alberta Advantage, Kurt Vile, Wye Oak, Noah And The Whale, Telekinesis, The Dodos, The Joy Formidable, The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart, and of course The Strokes!

Note: Unless noted, the release all dates are for the U.S.

March 1st
Aaron Lewis - Town Line
Alexander (Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros) - Alexander
Anna Calvi - Anna Calvi
Beady Eye - Different Gear, Still Speeding
Davila 666 - Tan Bajo
DeVotchKa - 100 Lovers
Dropkick Murphys - Going Out In Style
Eisley - The Valley
Everyone Dies In Utah - Seeing Clearly
Forever The Sickest Kids - Forever The Sickest Kids
Go Radio - Lucky Street
Kopek - White Collar Lies
Linda Eder - Now
Lucinda Williams - Blessed
Lykke Li - Wounded Rhymes
Mark Ballas - HurtLoveBox
Marsha Ambrosius - Late Nights, Early Mornings
Papercuts - Fading Parade
Ron Sexsmith - Long Player Late Bloomer
Rural Alberta Advantage - Departing
Those Dancing Days - Daydreamers And Nightmares
Vanity Theft - Get What You Came For

March 8th
Avril Lavigne - Goodbye Lullaby
Carol Bui - Red Ship
Dam Mantle - First Wave
Dance Gavin Dance - Downtown Battle Mountain Pt. II
Dinosaur Bones - My Divider
Kurt Vile - Smoke Ring For My Halo
Lupe Fiasco - Lasers
Parts & Labor - Constant Future
R.E.M. - Collapse Into Now
Raekwon - Shaolin vs. Wu-Tang
Riley Etheridge, Jr. - Power Keg
Sara Evans - Stronger
Wye Oak - Civilian

March 15
A Hawk And A Hacksaw - Cervantine
Adebisi Shank - This Is The Second Album From A Band Called Adebisi Shank
Caitlin Rose - Own Side Now
Death Set - Michel Poiccard
Dionne Warwick - Only Trust Your Heart
J. Mascis (Dinosaur Jr.) - Several Shade Of Why
New York Dolls - Dancing Backwards In High Heels
Nick Lowe - Labour Of Lust
Noah And The Whale - Last Night On Earth
Rise Against - Endgame
Robotanists - Plans In Progress
Smoking Popes - This Is Only A Test
Telekinesis - 12 Desperate Straight Lines
The Dodos - No Color
The Joy Formidable - The Big Roar
Travis Barker - Give The Drummer Some

March 22nd
Chris Brown - F.A.M.E.
Duran Duran - All You Need Is Now
Edwyn Collins - Losing Sleep
Green Day - Awesome As F**k (Live CD/DVD)
Gucci Mane - The Return Of Mr. Zone 6
James Blake - James Blake
Jennifer Hudson - I Remember Me
Josh Kelley - Georgia Clay
Soundgarden - Live on I5
The Strokes - Angels
Yellowcard - When You’re Through Thinking, Say Yes

March 29th
Becoming The Archetype - Celestial Completion
Bibio - Mind Bokeh
Big Sean - Finally Famous: The Album
Boxer Rebellion - Cold Still
Britney Spears - Femme Fatale
Florence + The Machine - Between Two Lungs
Gangpol & Mit - The 1000 Softcore Tourist People Club
Generationals - Actor-Caster
Heidi Spencer & The Rare Birds - Under Streetlight Glow
Hunx And His Punx - Too Young To Be In Love
Mountain Goats - All Eternals Deck
Snoop Dogg - Doggumentary
Ten After Two - Truth Is…
The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart - Belong
Wiz Khalifa - Rolling Papers
YELLE - Safari Disco Club

Sunday, February 27, 2011

The 2011 Oscars

I don't pretend to know anything about the Oscars. I just know that I like movies. Want to know what else I like? Bingo.

So put those two together, baby. Thrillist decided to make a re-shuffle-able (totally a word) board for some Oscar Night Bingo, and it's hillarious.

Where else does everyone win if "Someone's impassioned mostly crazy political speech is cut off by music" or "Someone makes painful joke about their acceptance rambling being the King's Speech."

If any of that sounds appealing then you should print out Bingo cards for your own Oscar party. How can you not when the FREE square is this:
Case closed.

Saturday, February 26, 2011

We Got You Covered: "The Fresh Prince of Bell Air"

On one hand it's so silly, but on the other it's so beautiful.
But don't let this one song fool you - Kay Pettigrew has a lot of amazingly wonderful acoustic tunes that she wrote all on her own (though I do like the tune to Three's Company and think she could do it justice).

Go check out Kay Pettigrew's website - esecially her song "Fires." I'm swooning.

If you want to download "The Fresh Prince of Bel Air" cover the link is below:
Kay Pettigrew - Fresh Prince of Bell Air

Thursday, February 24, 2011

New TV On the Radio

I'm in a pretty good mood right now, and TV On the Radio is definitely one reason why.

The band, which hasn't had a new album since Dear Science back in 2008, will be releasing Nine Types of Light on April 12th. And just when I was starting to worry that their year long hiatus might not be a hiatus after all (not that I didn't enjoy Rain Machine and Maximum Balloon).

SO what are you waiting for? Go listen to and enjoy "Will Do," their first single!