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Category Archives: Music

MediaBrowser and Fanart.tv working in perfect harmony!

By Cheesegeezer | | Latest News, Media Centre, mediabrowser, Movies, Music, TV

MediaBrowser has come on leaps and bounds within the last year or so. Firstly, it’s no longer confined to Windows Media Centre, it’s undergone a complete overhaul, complete recoding and opened up a world of new beginnings for the HTPC world, where the community is always listening to improve the MediaBrowser experience as a whole to the end user. Over the course of the next few weeks I will be enlightening you to more of the intricacies of MediaBrowser and what’s available.  For now,  I’d just like to give you a brief overview and how fanart.tv and MediaBrowser help to …
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Reflective cdart

By Peerless | | Movies, Music, Tutorials, Website

INTRODUCTION We all love our media collection. It’s easy to forget that not too long ago, we had to get up from our confy chairs and actually change the CD from the disc tray. Nowadays, we can easily convert our albums to our favorite format, and enjoy an organized and aesthetically pleasing media library. We do it primarily for ourselves, but it’s always nice to impress friends, who have absolutely no knowledge of media centers. They’re eyes glow with amazement and you never felt so proud of your media library… until: “Hey! There’s something wrong with the CD!” As he …
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Animal Collective – Centipede Hz or: The Hipster Joy of New Purchases

By pete_the_lion | | Music, Reviews, Uncategorized

I had to physically restrain myself a couple of weeks back, and by that I’m not talking about all those leather items your Uncle keeps in his closet. I’d had the album on pre-release and while this usually isn’t a problem, this time around the band involved had the sheer insensitivity to give a free stream away over a week before the release. Shocking! Every day my fingers were itching to type in the web address to hear the fresh tunes but managed to hold off, as that would dilute one of my favourite things about new music. There is …
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Antony and the Johnsons – Cut the World Review or: Transgenderism and Drowning Raccoons

By pete_the_lion | | Music, Reviews

So I’ve just got back from a trip to Canada, in which I experienced a world similar to the UK, but bigger in many ways. Many of them food related. I’m talking about gigantic waffles covered in maple syrup and a “small” burger that was about the size of my wall clock. I helped a drowning raccoon out of a bin full of water only to be reprimanded for interfering with a pest and so then had to hear it’s plaintive cries as it sat on the step outside waiting for the “vet” to arrive. I’m fairly certain the “vet” …
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Liars – WIXIW Review or: How To Create Music From Balloons To Unsettle Your Children

By pete_the_lion | | Music, Reviews

I’m going to start this review with a disclaimer: Results May Vary. This album will not be for everybody, a fact probably made obvious when you take into account the fact the band used balloons, dripping water, foil and small metal figures as instruments. This isn’t as pretentious as it sounds, or as encapsulating a set of restrictions as Hecate and Venetian Snare’s Nymphomatriarch – an album created solely from sounds generated by the two of them bumping uglies and as the booklet charmingly puts “inserting microphones.” Heading backwards through the news on their website (www.liarsliarsliars.com) to March and earlier …
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Sigur Rós – Valtari Review or: How Shia LeBeouf’s Junk Might Not Be Enough

By pete_the_lion | | Music, Reviews

How do you market an album of slow, atmospheric tracks to a world hopped up on the internet with an ADD infected finger-trigger? You produce a video with Shia LeBeouf’s wang. This might be an illustrious introduction to Sigur Rós for some people, but chances are you’ve already heard them without knowing it. Vanilla Sky utilised Svefn-g-englar  to help wring emotion from a rock Tom Cruise. Wes Anderson’s The Life Aquatic somehow managed to add more whimsy by getting underwater puppets to dance to Staralfur. The BBC (and presumably every other channel offering nature documentaries) used Hoppipolla whenever they could, pairing it …
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Skin Showcase: Aeon MQ3

By Riddles81 | | Movies, Music, Skin Showcase, TV

There’s an age old saying that goes something like “The best things in life are free”. Rarely does this actually come to fruition and we are often left saying things like “The love of my wife… that’s free” or something equally gooey and feel good! Let’s be honest though, I think we all know there’s nothing free about having a significant other around the house.  😉 Enter XBMC stage right and I’m finally happy to say that for once it really is free! Early on XBMC could be a little buggy and certainly wasn’t the beautiful work of art it …
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TV Shows, Movies and Artists with the most artwork

By Kode | | Movies, Music, TV, Website

I thought it might be fun to find out what the top 5 were in the 3 categories we currently do, if people like them then maybe I could do similar ones on a regular basis, like the top 5 with artwork added this week, top 5 downloaded, top 5 contributors this week. Top 5 artists/bands with the most artwork The Rolling Stones (152 Images) Motörhead (136 Images) The Beatles (85 Images) Nightwish (84 Images) Iron Maiden (83 Images) Top 5 TV Shows with the most artwork Dexter (72) Doctor Who (68) Fringe (55) The Simpsons (51) Breaking Bad (50) …
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Organizing your (XBMC) music library

By Daniel Sonck | | Music

In order to fully appreciate all the artwork that can be found here, you might want to organize all your music. This allows the cdART Manager plugin to save the artwork together with you music to allow easy backup of your whole library. And this also gives you the ability to browse your collection and play your songs with VLC, etc… I do have to warn you, this is my preferred way( and I think its the best way). Some parts can be skipped if you don’t need it. Programs The useful programs to help you manage all your music …
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