Favorites from the 20 Years of Onechord.net – Final Part

Carrying on with posting some song and music video favorites from the 20 years that I’ve been making Onechord.net. Here’s the link to the monster playlist, because I don’t have the time to write a post about everything.

One more back to basics kind of part in this 20 year favorites story. There’s a million and one thing that I didn’t go through, but there’s probably no need for that anyway. There’s that playlist above and the blog archives if you want to dig deeper. Vacation is coming to an end and I need to get back to the new stuff to wrap up this birthday week with a new music weekly.

We’ll start with my all-time favorite band (or is that The Posies) The Sugarrush. Also probably the band most responsible that this website exists. So if you love or hate this, thank or blame them. The particular music video Stereo below predates the blog and it’s more like part of the foundation of the blog. It’s an outtake from their 2001 album Mirrorball Ballerinas. So I kinda started this blog in 2001 at least partly because I loved them and the next time they released a full-length album was 2020 when High Status came out (which they recorded about ten years earlier, but it took a while for them to release it). Bastards. Haha. The second song Yeah is an outtake from this album.

The Sugarrush at Facebook

Next stop Nakkila, Finland and one of the best bands Finnish bands ever. I’m of course talking about Penniless. Here’s Hail of Bullets from their 2010 album A Cab to the City. Definitely one of the best Finnish albums released during these 20 onechordnet years.

Penniless at Facebook

More Finnish indie perfection. This is a classic Mummypowder single Don’t Hold Your Breath from their fabulous 2004 album Consternation! Uproar!.

Mummypowder at Facebook
Mummypowder Website

Cats on Fire can do the honors and wrap this nostalgic part of this story. During my biggest indie pop years, they were the best band in my world. I love them with all my heart and still genuinely feel like that they were just as great as any of their foreign colleagues.

Cats on Fire at Facebook

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Favorites from the 20 Years of Onechord.net – Part Thirteen

Carrying on with posting some song and music video favorites from the 20 years that I’ve been making Onechord.net. Here’s the link to the monster playlist, because I don’t have the time to write a post about everything.

Next a few Finnish indie classics from the early years.

Starting with Sister Flo’s masterwork Tragician’s Hat from 2004. Maybe all of my early Finnish favorites haven’t aged perfectly, but this one still feels fresh every time I put it on. Such a special record.

Sister Flo at Facebook

Next trip down the memory lane to the shores of the Tourujoki river. The Rollstons were super important because a) I loved the music b) they become dear friends back when I still lived in Jyväskylä. Here’s one classic from the album Our Grain Could Fill Your Stadium.

The Rollstons at Facebook

And then there’s of course Bridget. They only released a couple of demos and a seven inch single, but nevertheless they are still one of my all-time favorite bands and one of the major reasons that this blog even exists. A lot of this stuff has probably vanished from the interwebs, but Come On In is still available due to being released on an international pop compilation.

Wrapping this nostalgic blast with the classic Big White Monkees song Stockholm. I have very fond memories of the crowd shouting Stockholm and Saku (or whatever was his Monkey name) coming back to stage to sing this as an encore. I’m stealing farkkujanne’s youtube video, because that’s probably the only place where this classic is still available.

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Favorites from the 20 Years of Onechord.net – Part Twelve

Carrying on with posting some song and music video favorites from the 20 years that I’ve been making Onechord.net. Here’s the link to the monster playlist, because I don’t have the time to write a post about everything.

A few more of these nostalgic blasts before returning to normal new music routine.

This first Office Building album pre-dates this blog with a 2000 release date, but it’s one of my all-time top 10 albums (and that includes all countries, not just Finland) and certainly was mentioned several times during the early years. Looking back I can maybe possibly see some very minor flaws in the Office Building discography, but back then in the early 00s it was all love and their songs, records and live concerts meant everything to me. I’ll definitely carry this album with me for as long as I breathe. And while Office Building will always remain the dearest, Janne Laurila has done many great things after it too. He actually just released a couple of beautiful albums earlier in 2021. One solo and one with the almighty Hot Heros. Check them out too. The music video Tomorrow Again is from a later OB album The Sun Hit the Water.

Janne Laurila at Facebook

Another album that that has carried me through some sleepless nights and is vital to my mental health is the first Viljami Kukkonen album Mörönsyötti. I can still sing every word in my sleep. The beautiful music video below is from a later almost equally great Viljami album Jos rakkaus tapahtuu.

Viljami Kukkonen at Facebook

A more recent favorite is this 2019 album from singer-songwriter Ylva Haru. This is such a special song.

Ylva Haru at Facebook

And even more recently there’s this absolutely magical album and song from Laura Moisio. This was my favorite Finnish song of the year 2020.

Laura Moisio Website
Laura Moisio at Facebook

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