WTD 2010 Week 3 - Lithium!

HecticArt

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Lithium

Sirius 24 / XM 54

What You'll Hear:
The best Grunge and '90s Alternative Rock. You'll hear Pearl Jam, Green Day, Smashing Pumpkins, Soundgarden, Foo Fighters, Radiohead, Alice In Chains, The Offspring, Stone Temple Pilots, Weezer, Nirvana and many more.

Who You'll Hear:
Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Smashing Pumpkins, Stone Temple Pilots, Soundgarden, Alice in Chains, Green Day, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Bush, Offspring

What's Been Happening:
A particularly epic performance of Temple of the Dog's "Hunger Strike" by PEARL JAM at Madison Square Garden last Friday. Features Ben Bridwell, lead singer of indie band/openers Band of Horses, doing Chris Cornell's part. Awesome.

[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SUiTCmR1I9E&feature=related]YouTube - PEARL JAM *HUNGER STRIKE* Ben Bridwell New York NY @ MSG 5/21/2010 HD[/ame]

* Please indicate how much you like this channel by assigning it a rating. Simply use the thread rating system found at the top of the thread and give it a vote...

Listen in for a while, let us know what you think!
 

goreds2

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I like the channel but not as much as the older channel of LUCY was on XM. :(

We have heard it a million times but it does on have a deep play list.

3 of 5 stars
 

dlnester

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I grew up with this stuff in high school. It is a good station, but they need to expand the playlist a lot more. They could really do a lot with this channel, including some specialty shows and giving the station a personality. So many great DJ's from around the country were in Alt Rock Radio in the 1990's, and they could be on Sirius XM.

3.5 of 5 Stars.
 
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Aaron

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I didn't listen to much of this music at the time it was popular because I was heavy into Classic Rock, but I hear some good stuff on Lithium. I recognize a good bit of it, and like a lot of it.
Lithium was a good add to the lineup a few years ago... 4 stars
 

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I too am a child of the grunge era, and lithium has been a preset, but I have noticed I rarely listen to it. They seem to play quite a few staples of grunge, et al. Teen Spirit, but I don't know if they play much music of the "featured" bands. I would but give it 3 stars, but yesterday when I tuned in, they were playing Dave Mathews Band. In what universe are they grunge or alternative? Two stars.
 

HecticArt

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I was more of an alt fan than a grunge fan in the 90's, but I did like both.
So I like that they play more alt than grunge these days. (There's only so many times I can hear Alive, if you know what I mean.)

I keep Lithium as a preset. I listen for a few hours at a time several times a week.
They do repeat artists a bit too much, but at least they play more than their top 2 or 3 songs.
I like that they throw in some oddball songs into the mix too.

I give it 4 stars. It would get five if it had a deeper play list.
 

IdRatherBeSkiing

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This station is the most improved after the merger. The Sirius version sucked -- all grunge. Lucy was by far my favourite station on XM. After the merger, it was slightly better than the Sirius version. Now I find myself listening a lot more and enjoying it. It will never be Lucy which I still miss. For that, and playing too much Beastie boys -1 stars (5 - 1 = 4).
 

kryptonite

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They need to play all music by whatever bands, and not just stuff from the 90's. Pearl Jam, Soundgarden, and others have a ton of stuff post-1999. Yet, they don't play it. Grrr.

Incorporating live cuts would be great. Pearl Jam has well over 200 live releases, and i'm sure other bands are the same.