Television - Marquee Moon (1977)
i dig it
Television - Marquee Moon (1977)
i dig it
Loveless - My Bloody Valentine
no there's nothing wrong with your stereo-system. no you didn't download a shoddy rip. no it's not a bootlegged version.
loveless is the one album i'd give to any guitarist that told me "i don't wanna play rock and roll anymore". even though the methods used on this album are very simple (i accomplished about the same thing by pushing my reverb through my amp with everything turned to 10) it sounds unlike anything else. add the sleepy droopy vocals and you've got something that sounds like a minor threat concert on ecstasy. undeniable influence to anything post-rock related.
5 sleepy bjorks out of 5
why not listen to it while you got the chance?
what's going on
stop copying my posting style thisispain
10 Keith Buckleys out of 10
Because he knows the strippers real name.
Kode9 & The Space Ape - Black Sun
If you are a lover of dubstep, and not just the kind that makes you want to punch the nearest abortion doctor, this is the album for you. All the songs have their own interesting aspects, and are not just mindless dance tracks. What you'll hear is hard to explain, but that doesn't take away from how good overall this album is. If you've never listened to spaceape, you will probably be upset that he doesn't do much singing, it's more of spoken word/rap, but it goes great with the darkness of the music. I'm just going to shut up and recommend this to anyone who likes mala, zomby, the bug, kode9 & space ape :|, etc.
Deathconsciousness: The Plow That Broke the Plains & The Future by Have a Nice Life.
Absolutely amazing voidy mix of shoe-gaze and post-rock. Atmospheric, moody and deep - probably my favorite album of all time It saddens me deeply that this band is so unheard of when this album is seriously this amazing. They don't even have a wikipedia page. They only made ~500 copies by themselves and published it through Enemies List Home Recordings. You can however buy it for $5 digitally which comes with a 75 page book that was written by some history professor about the themes of the album.
I will oversell you this album -- I cannot recommend it more.
Tron OST- Daft Punk
Its Daft Punk.
Jorge Ben - Força Bruta - 1970
It may not have been the "most" appropriate samba album to start with, but I went with it purely because it was said to be a samba soul album. :smug:
It's a very bright sounding record, kind of blew me away actually. Truly catchy songs here, and while it may not be pure to it's genre as I may have thought without listening to more.. this is something else.
After a few more listens I'll even try and get the vinyl of it :3:
I envy your ecleticism. :unsmith:
I would say that Human After All was their least inspired work, that doesn't mean to say it wasn't enjoyable. That's just how I would rate it :3:
Stan Getz and João Gilberto - Getz/Gilberto - 1964
This is a mindblowing album. As far as pioneering a genre goes, this is a big one. So easy to listen to and timeless. Almost 50 years old and I can still find it easy to see how people nowadays can enjoy it.
It's more "Bossa-Nova" than straight up Samba like I was looking for, but I dig this to the point where it is essential for my collection.
Novos Baianos - Acabou Chorare - 1971
It's supposed to be the biggest samba record, but I personally wasn't as moved as I would have thought, having previously heard a Jorge Ben album.
This is good stuff though, worth a listen.
Mastodon - Crack The Skye - 2009
I've listened to this a ton of times, but I feel like rating it anyway.. since it was one of my first true metal thrills.
It isn't being pretentious and it doesn't dabble around, this just gives it to you straight and immerses you within a certain tone of metal.. or probably only prog metal since I don't really hear it anywhere else.. and it makes you feel. All you want to do is groove, especially with The Last Baron.
Johnny Hollow - Dirty Hands (2008)
It was alright, not enough stand out tracks really.
The Pixies - Doolittle - 8.5/10
Good Alt Rock with some noise incorporated into it. A good listen for a day of chilling out, and there's just a charm about it that keeps you listening. Hard to pass up.
Doolittle's one of my favourite albums. Check out Surfer Rosa which is also by the Pixies if you want something more psychotic sounding.
Silent Shout - The Knife
have you ever asked yourself, "what if aphex twin was a woman with a bjork-esque voice and made songs about feminism?"
well the answer would be silent shout. with a sound world that i could describe as autechre crashing into an I-Love-The-80's special, silent shout is a furious electronica album. most striking is the swedish singer's voice, which will often be pitch shifted, from the hilarious man-voice of One Hit to the impossibly high and creepy Na Na Na.
if you enjoy any kind of electronic music then you are missing out on some of the most forward and unique electronic pop of the last decade. throw out your lady gaga records, the knife has harder beats and hotter hooks.
5 creepy robo bjorks out of 5
The Grateful Dead - American Beauty
Nice fun happy countyish rock.
I understand though, that album is quite depressing and the tone is quite different to his other work.
Arcade Fire - The Suburbs
Some of the best and most thought provoking themes I have heard in an album. I'm finding it very difficult to pay proper attention to Arcade Fire however, there's just something about the atmosphere created by their sound which is a bit... lethargic? I don't know. As far as their music goes, though, this is fantastic. I know people say Funeral is their best but honestly I find this so much more accessible, and this is only a good thing in my eyes.
arcade fire lethargic? i would say arcade fire is completely restless.
Scary Kids Scaring Kids's The City Sleeps In Flames
Can't say much about it other than that it has awesome vocals, good instrumentals and good lyrics.
I like it.
Donnie Darko OST
I honestly think that the Donnie Darko OST is the best compilation of music ever put together. All 12 tracks are the absolute most wonderful tracks ever recorded. I could listen to this over and over; I would never be able to grow tired.
I've heard my share of depressing albums, but this didn't have a strong enough effect for me to rate it.
Needless to say it was still awesome.
Also, creative rating style you have there.
I was planning on only listening to Oblivion anyway, but that's what this does. I suggest more progressive music for you, it's better to understand how to feel about the style and becoming familiar with it.
Sufjan Stevens - Illinois or Sufjan Stevens Invites You To: Come On Feel The Illinoise
A wonderful album that acts as a mix between alternative rock baroque pop and indie pop and folk rock. Stevens has a great voice and the melodies are all very memorable and emotional combined with beautiful instrumentals. I love this album.
Cloudkicker - Beacons
I like how it's purely instrumental. The titles give you all the meaning necessary to understand what the band is saying. The music can vary from ambient and soft, so much more intense and almost metal. Music created an image in my head, and I love it when songs do that. 5/5
so because one track wasn't as good as the rest it got a very low score?
Pie is trolling us.