Caravan - In the Land of Grey and Pink - 1971
This is brilliant. Nine Feet Underground is amazing; for a 20 minute long song it's really easy to get into.
Godspeed You! Black Emperor - Yanqui Uxo
Very enjoyable album, however not as atmospheric as their previous efforts due to the rather crisp recording and lack of audio sampling and ambient sections, what made their previous albums like their debut and "Lift Your Skinny Fists..." so engrossing. 8/10
Big Fat Box Of Shit by Crotchduster - 2004
This shit is just so crazy and so awesome, one moment it's this genre and the other moment it's that genre.
It's just too awesome and the lyrics are hilarious too.
Here have a list of the amount of genres per song, this is probably not everything.
My mammal sauce is the best mammal sauce.Crotchduster Musical Styles posted:
I might have mistaken Grindcore for Death Metal a couple of times because I wasn't paying attention.
It's way better than Blooddrunk. That's definitely their worst album. It's similar to AYDY? but I think it's better.
Okay, I'm gonna change my ratings to Grades. As an ode to the Christgau :smug:
Erykah Badu - Mama's Gun - 2000
So consistent and beautifully done that I can't get enough of it. This probably outdoes every R&B album of the 2000s and I think it's now one of my all time favourites. It's underappreciated in the music community, as I think Lauryn Hill is given the attention when it concerns Contemporary R&B. But this is more "Neo-Soul" I feel. Gives a new meaning to the entire idea of soul, it touches on bounderies of both Contemporary R&B while still remaining consistently soulful in her methods.
Very creative and I look forward to hearing her newer works.
Raphael Saadiq - The Way I See It - 2008
Not quite sure why it's deemed "Neo-Soul" as it is in the description, but this is definitely a roots soul album. Very distinct production as well as a smooth voice that hints a little bit of loudness. Nothing I've heard from newer soul triers has done that before. Aloe Blacc has found glory along these production techniques, but not quite as much as Raphael does it here, he is more "Pop" sounding anyway.
See here, soul is more "motown" than what you can here in the 70s, with all those movements. It doesn't need to be conceptual, it just needs to press the button and keep going forward without stopping... It's not a deep album, but I still dig every part of it.
The Orb (Featuring David Gilmour) - Metallic Spheres - 2011
Expect hype among the Pink Floyd community for obvious reasons. Don't get me wrong, I like this music... quite a bit. But I'm rating this album based on creativity and concept. It is a bit... of a dead end to be honest.
It's set out as two Tracks "Metallic Side" and "Spheres Side". I don't see much difference in music in either, but there are hints of Gilmour's great guitar work and some vocals..
I do like the second half the best, it brings out the guitar more and is overall more enjoyable. It's more electronica and ambient than what Gilmour is most recognized to do... but fans will like to see this side of Gilmour.
I say give it a go, but don't expect some extravagent solos.
Steely Dan - Can't Buy a Thrill
A+/10 out of 10
From 1972. It's probably my 5th or 6th all time favorite album, and definitely if we're just talking jazz/rock fusion. Its great.
Yeah, their two most recent albums are also really good, which is surprising because old bands like them usually seem to lose their touch after 40 years. But you really wouldn't expect anything less from a guy like Donald Fagen. I saw them live 5 years ago and they blew my mind. You wouldn't know it wasn't the '70s if you didn't already, and I mean that in the best way possible.
So this is apparently indie-opera-rock based around the Mega Man television series story. How this is on Spotify is beyond me.
It is a very soothing and melancholic album, with very describing solos and lyrics transcribed from the series. It is mostly laid-back, with intense passages that I guess are supposed to be battle scenes.
Unfortunately, all the symbolism was lost on me due to me forgetting to turn Shuffle off. It's still a great sound though.
Monumental Torment - Element of Chaos - 2011
A solid tech death album with nothing particularly spectacular.
I'm so indecisive with number ratings, so I'll just say I like it, and tech death fans should give it a listen.
Come Clarity by In Flames- 8/10
I really like this album. A lot of fans don't, but I guess that's because in flames' fans are quite divided between fans of the old stuff and fans of the new. Personally I like everything they've done.
Odelay (Deluxe Edition) - Beck 10/10
Odelay was a good album already but the addition of another disc as well as bonus tracks improves the album. The stripped down version of ''Jack-ass'' which is named ''Strange Invitation'' gives the listener a sample of the stripped down sound used in Beck's later album ''Sea Change''. This proves how diverse Beck's sound can be, from drum machines and samples to a guitar.
It's grown on me a lot over the past 2 weeks ish. On first listen, I wasn't too happy, everybody really wants This Is It 2, but that's never going to happen, the band has changed, and I'm happy with it. Stand out songs Machu picchu, Under Cover of Darkness, Taken for a Fool and Gratisfaction
Amazing album, Alive is probably the best Grunge piece I've ever heard.
The Aphex Twin remix of Devil's Haircut also intrigues and excites me, being a big Aphex fan.
Homework - Daft Punk
Fucking brilliant. Simplistic, classic house that's catchy, relaxing and very '90s. Wonderful! 10/10
Really awesome, the grooves especially.
I am not giving it a 10/10 because 45 minutes of this is not enough of this awesomeness.
ProjeKct One - Live at the Jazz Cafe - 1999
It's a side of project of King Crimson. Not many KC fans know that it is actually just King Crimson here doing a live show. I think a couple of the King Crimson "Projekcts" are actually studio albums. This isn't one, but due to it having Bill Bruford on drums as well as the line up at the time of King Crimson... I couldn't pass it by.
It's pretty much improvisation and experimentation... nothing too structured. But it is quite enjoyable, these are reknowned musicians so you won't hear them "battling" to see who get's the best rhythm going.
It is the only ProjeKct album I've listened to so far, but I enjoy it a lot. Being an avid listener of the main band, these side albums are intriguing and enjoyable.
I've converted many friends that way. I used to listen to rock and only rock when I was younger, but nowadays I can give anything a try thanks to that.
Daft Punk is my favourite group, for sure.
Iron Maiden - Brave New World - 2000
Usually bands get old before you know it, but after 20 years of records, Iron Maiden somehow continue to amaze me with this release. It's a mix between the X Factor and Somewhere In Time Imo, and the general epic feel of it makes it really playable. The front cover is astonishing too.
8.5/10 - 9/10 if you listen to it while its raining
To the left of eddies eye is another face and below that is a shark :byodood:
I jumped on the chance to own the album.
James Blake - James Blake - 2011
First proper dubstep record I've heard in a while.. and this is a keeper. This is something to like, it's very much a minimal, ambient, art pop sounding record rather than a straight up dubstep. I'm not too familier as I should be with the genre, but that is how I interpreted it. So I guess it's not too alien to what I'm used to.
It's not so much experimental, but there are styles incorporated that tell me he knows the vibe of "soul" to give off while keeping minimal. It's not a lengthy piece like I would have expected, and there is a consistency within the style of the songs that keeps you wanted to hear more.
It sounds as if he is in his own world here, but not much like a "Dream Pop" record or somewhat... this is a bit more honed in and to the point. I'm thrilled he got some success with it in the UK, artful pop doesn't really hit the charts that much over here.
Will have to give it another listen or two to get a full idea of it, but on my first listen... I really enjoyed where he is getting at. His next record will be the stunner though.
I told you he was good AK'z
Genre: Melodic Death Metal
Generally a great album. I personally am not too fond of the lyrics in some songs (mainly "Fire at will" for it's highly inaccurate portrayal of all hunters (yes, there is a minority of hunters who are like that, but they are hated by everyone, including the majority of all hunters)), but it's still a great album, and some lyrics are very agreeable.
As a bonus: The best song of the album. It has guest vocals by Christian "Vocal God" Älvestam!
Burial - Untrue (2007)
Fantastic album. Dark, moody, ethereal and unlike anything else around. There are no particular standout tracks, you really do have to listen to the album in its entirety to fully appreciate it (preferably on a dark night whilst walking down an empty street bathed in the orange glow of streetlamps)
Bob Dylan - Highway 61 Revisited
One of the greatest rock albums ever. I love Dylan's lyrics and the way he sings them. I also have to give a lot of credit to the other guys playing all the instruments because they rock. My favourite song on the album has to be the closer, Desolation Row. Usually I hate like 10 minute songs that sound the same all the way through (never got the big deal about Sister Ray), but because of the strange lyrics I'm paying attention all the way through.
Madvillain - Madvillainy 2: The Madlib Remix - 2008
It's not much of a followup to "Madvillainy", because this is a remix of that album. However, it is cleanly done and I feel a lot less outlandish than the previous effort. This is not to say "Madvillainy 2" was better.. it's far from it. The first one was so vibrant and playful with it's representation of hip hop that it keeps me drawn in. This one however is more drawn out and easy-listening. The beats aren't as inspired and the usage of the raps aren't as well placed as before.
I personally think it should have been put aside as one of those "accompanyment" albums rather than an actual studio effort. If they actually wanted to do that, why not make up something entirely different instead of rehashing something great and then plonking something that is reminiscent of that spark right on top of it.
I do still like it, but I'm being as truthful as possible. It's not as addictive as the first, I would even go for the "Madvillainy Instrumentals" album than this one.