Songs to hold and to love

A Listmania! list by Andre M. Ramos (Portugal)
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Misery Is A Butterfly
1.  Misery Is A Butterfly by Blonde Redhead
The list author says:
  "After spending days crying to the sound of 'Messenger' i can honestly say this is the best album out by Blonde redhead. 'behind those clouds...i'm almost home'"
10.99   Used & New from: 3.21
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)

Lady & Bird
2.  Lady & Bird by Lady & Bird
The list author says:
  "This album is perfect. Just perfect. The story of how lady became lady and bird became bird, the covers of 'Stephanie says' and 'suicide is painless'...beautiful"
9.85   Used & New from: 1.71
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

Eingya
3.  Eingya by Helios
The list author says:
  "OK, if you are not moved by the first three songs on this album you are officially made out of stone. It's gy!be and mono as if they were hit by a melodic storm"
Used & New from: 16.73
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)

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Just Another Diamond Day
4.  Just Another Diamond Day by Vashti Bunyan
The list author says:
  "Many wonderful things have been said about this beautiful lady, but all you have to do is to listen to the music. Perfect for those days when you just want to look at the ocean and dream."
10.87   Used & New from: 6.98
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (30 customer reviews)

Z
5.  Z by My Morning Jacket
The list author says:
  "I didn't really enjoy the album the first time I listened to it but Oh My God, was I wrong!! Beautiful, energetic, uplifting guitars, beautiful voice. The new generation (thank god)"
16.15   Used & New from: 3.64
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)

Loveless
6.  Loveless by My Bloody Valentine
The list author says:
  "Perfect album. Raw guitars, lovely voice, wonderful lyrics. what else can you ask for?"
Used & New from: 2.34
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (107 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

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Loved
7.  Loved by Cranes
The list author says:
  "One of my favourite bands apart from Cocteau Twins. 'Beautiful friend' is my alltime favourite and for me it's their best album"
59.23   Used & New from: 16.21

Clap Your Hands Say Yeah
8.  Clap Your Hands Say Yeah by Clap Your Hands Say Yeah
The list author says:
  "In the mood for dancing? Circus melodies, beautiful arrangements.... Clap your hands ( but i feel so lonely)"
9.20   Used & New from: 0.01
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (28 customer reviews)

Transformer
9.  Transformer by Lou Reed
The list author says:
  "Nothing else to say right? Who can argue that this is one of the best albums ever made? Satellite of love and  Perfect day can account for that"
Used & New from: 2.97
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (99 customer reviews)

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The Milk-Eyed Mender
10.  The Milk-Eyed Mender by Joanna Newsom
The list author says:
  "I'm a sucker for this girl. I've watcher her live and I love her harp, her voice, her lyrics are the most innovative in a generation of pseudo-writers. Extatic waiting for her next release, Ys."
11.07   Used & New from: 1.35
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (46 customer reviews)

Serena-Maneesh
11.  Serena-Maneesh by Serena Maneesh
The list author says:
  "Extremely rough around the edges, the best of the rock/glamour/kick your asses in style universe. Great great great album. Check out the single drain cosmetics and beehiver II"
4.27   Used & New from: 2.00
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

Springtime Can Kill You
12.  Springtime Can Kill You by Jolie Holland
The list author says:
  "Ages away from her raw rendition 'Catalpa', Jolie sound even better, updated and fresh. Great melodies and haunting vocals and arrangements. One future star in our skies"
8.97   Used & New from: 4.26
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

Fear Is On Our Side
13.  Fear Is On Our Side by I Love You But I've Chosen Darkness
The list author says:
  "Another modern muscial gem. Despite their cheesy name, their music is perfect, emotional, dark but it will make you want to dance around singing along. 'ghost' is my favourite on the album"
7.60   Used & New from: 0.72
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)

The Dust of Retreat
14.  The Dust of Retreat by Margot & the Nuclear So and So's
The list author says:
  "You don't really have to listen to the album first, please buy it! the first seconds of ' a sea shanty' and you'll be blown away by the beauty of this album"
12.04   Used & New from: 3.32
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)

Low Estate
15.  Low Estate by Sixteen Horsepower
The list author says:
  "One of my favourtite albums. Difficult to categorize so don't bother. Do it like I do: enjoy it"
8.75   Used & New from: 4.99
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)

I Could Live In Hope
16.  I Could Live In Hope by Low
The list author says:
  "The most perfect collection of songs ever. My favourite band of this genre, low are an institutuion of amazing music."
Used & New from: 19.93
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)

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Push The Heart
17.  Push The Heart by Devics
The list author says:
  "Absolute genious. ever since 'stars at saint andrea' that the devics have been stuck inside my brain and vocal chords and this is just so beautiful it aches. try ' salty seas'"
3.15   Used & New from: 2.15
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)

The Concretes
18.  The Concretes by The Concretes
The list author says:
  "I hate their new album because I feel they lost the magic they had on this one. Here everything is cute, fluffy, sad and happy, blue and dark. Try the sing-alongy 'warm night'"
13.09   Used & New from: 0.19
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)

Ephemeral
19.  Ephemeral by Paina
The list author says:
  "Something a great friend of mind played me one rainy day. Bjork elevated to extremes of beauty."
Used & New from: 85.94

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Colours
20.  Colours by Claudine Longet
The list author says:
  "I heard her version of scarborough fair and was instantly hooked. She has an amazing calm and soothing voice for the aching soul"
Used & New from: 73.21

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Before The Dawn Heals Us
21.  Before The Dawn Heals Us by M83
The list author says:
  "'don't save us from the flames' is just the perfect synthesis of how M83 can be brilliant. Amazing music. recommended for those of you who enjoy explosions in the sky"
Used & New from: 18.95
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)

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11:11
22.  11:11 by Maria Taylor
The list author says:
  "If you are a fan Of Azure Ray it will be no surprise that this album is so gripping and addictive. Marias is an amazing musician and can amaze on her own"
11.70   Used & New from: 2.57
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

ON LEAVING
23.  ON LEAVING by Nina Nastasia
The list author says:
  "The new album from one of my favourite songwriters. Far better than run for ruin in my opinion, Nina's back into her haunting writing shoes and I thank her for this Life saving record"
10.21   Used & New from: 3.34
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)

Neon Golden
24.  Neon Golden by Notwist
The list author says:
  "Just amazing songs amazing electronical gems that make you wanna let go, just let go."
36.57   Used & New from: 1.49
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)

Empathy
25.  Empathy by Mandalay
The list author says:
  "Beautiful album to end this list. Calm, sometimes abrupt, but always beautiful"
10.74   Used & New from: 0.65
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)

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Last updated: 10/10/2006
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