1. Post #2361
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    UberWarri0r's Avatar
    May 2007
    5,178 Posts

    The Haunting Presence - The Haunting Presence (2011)
    Genre: Black/Death Metal
    8/10

    Unique Death Metal with bit of Black Metal elements mixed in. Kinda sounds ritualistic with the drumming. Sadly a bit short however. It feels like it's a bit off but overall rather interesting and original Black/Death Metal or whatever.
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  2. Post #2362
    I sell weed to elementary school students
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    February 2009
    11,738 Posts
    I don't think I've ever posted a review in here before... maybe I'll do one later.
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  3. Post #2363
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    November 2008
    2,933 Posts
    -snip, wrong thread-
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  4. Post #2364
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    mikeyt493's Avatar
    September 2008
    38,908 Posts
    This. The first time I heard it was on SSX On Tour, which is probably one of the things that has influenced my taste in music the most.
    Haha same. Those games had some pretty sweet tracks cannot lie
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  5. Post #2365
    rokknroll4's Avatar
    March 2010
    1,158 Posts
    My taste was dictated by Guitar Hero until about a year and a half ago.
    Not that there's anything wrong with that, I mean I wouldn't even be listening to music enthusiastically if it weren't for that game.
    This.

    And SSX3, that game got me into lots of new kinds of music too.
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  6. Post #2366
    ryokomasaki2's Avatar
    August 2010
    26 Posts
    Dir en Grey - Dum Spiro Spero



    This shit is just amazing for me and is excellent music to walk to

    9/10 - Could have officially been a bit better though
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  7. Post #2367
    Caltoa's Avatar
    June 2010
    581 Posts


    Them Crooked Vultures - Them Crooked Vultures.

    9.5/10

    If you like Zeppelin and QOTSA, then you'll love this. The influences are obvious, but none of the songs are bad by themselves.

    The highlight (imo):
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  8. Post #2368
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    January 2008
    8,271 Posts


    ****

    This is actually my introduction into the genre known as glitch. Glitch music is music where you keep checking to see if you ripped the CD onto your computer properly. Well this album is ambient glitch to be exact. Anyway at first these sound really jarring but then my ear started adjusting to the noise and I found really wonderful melodies and harmonies that almost evoke the atmosphere of the Beach Boys album of the same name. Cool listen.
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  9. Post #2369
    DesumThePanda's Avatar
    January 2010
    9,865 Posts

    Andrew Jackson Jihad
    95/100 A
    Genre : Folk Punk, Folk

    Great album. In this album they experiment with more instruments than their debut People Who Can Eat People Are The Luckiest People In The World. Although many people think The Rabbit album is better than Knife Man, I personally disagree. This album has more songs on it and the quality is well improved. I also like the album far more instrumentally and each song feels more distinct than their debut.

    If this is your first listen to AJJ you might be turned off by the vocalist, which sounds like a whiny, skinny, white dude. This may be a make or break deal for some people and I personally like it. Makes it far more humorous and kept me smiling throughout the entire album.

    Only track I didn't like was Back Pack, where the lyrics seemed like they made no sense. My guess would be that he's singing about a person who died in him home and got blood all over his backpack and decided the backpack was more important.

    Best Tracks: American Tune, Distance, Zombies By The Cranberries, Sad Songs (Intermission), Big Bird
    Worst Track: Back Pack
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  10. Post #2370
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    November 2007
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    Greylag - The Only Way To Kill You (EP)
    4.5/5
    Genre: Indie-Pop/Folk, Acoustic, Country sounding~

    I saw this local Oregon band last week and was really really surprised by their quality. Good song writing, although people would probably find it to be fairly generic maybe. I think it's very dramatic and powerful acoustic indie pop with clever lyrics. All the tracks on the EP are pretty good except for Goldmine, which I'm not very fond of. For a band's first release, this is pretty good and I'm looking forward to future releases. I uploaded a sample on youtube since they're so ~*~underground~*~.

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  11. Post #2371
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    November 2007
    11,249 Posts
    [release]

    The Flaming Lips - Embryonic

    I never listened to The Flaming Lips up until about 8 months ago when in a mumuplayer I was in
    someone uploaded "Worm Mountain", one of the highlight tracks off of this album, and I was instantly
    drawn in by the uniqueness and volume of that track. I bought the album specifically for that song,
    and I did something I never do. I only listened to Worm Mountain over the past 8 months, even with
    the entire album being on my iPhone. One day, in math class waiting for it to end I had my iPod on
    shuffle and the opening track "Convinced of the Hex" came on and I was completely side-swiped by
    it's jazzy, funk, hazy live sound and I knew I had to listen to the entire album after hearing that track.

    Embryonic is one of my favorite albums ever. It's wild and crazy sounding, totally unique to me and is
    just remarkably made. My favorite tracks are at the very beginning starting with Convinced of the Hex,
    followed by The Sparrow Looks up at the Machine, then Evil, right after Aquarius Sabotage (crazy ass
    Harp distortion) and finally See The Leaves. This album grabs you, gets you drunk and then keeps you
    seduced and easily manipulated through out the whole thing. The production is something that really
    strikes me with it's live sounding vocals and strange volumes and use of distortion to create atmosphere.
    It's really like nothing I've ever heard before. The stunning quality of the album is consistent even up until
    the last track Watching the Planets which really is just booming and highly climactic.

    If you are into unique sounds and textures with great song-writing then this is a great place to look.
    The Flaming Lips' Embryonic is by far one of the best albums I have ever heard.

    6,000,000/10

    [/release]
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  12. Post #2372
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    November 2011
    3 Posts

    7.5/10//C+ Has some merit to it. Sounds a lot more refined than his older work. A few songs last a bit too long. It's one of those albums where you have to be in a certain mood to like it or else you'll get bored. Favorite would have to be "You and I" or "Soft"
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  13. Post #2373
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    January 2011
    29,821 Posts

    7.5/10//C+ Has some merit to it. Sounds a lot more refined than his older work. A few songs last a bit too long. It's one of those albums where you have to be in a certain mood to like it or else you'll get bored. Favorite would have to be "You and I" or "Soft"
    I liked that album, but something like "Air" are better at what they're trying to do.
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  14. Post #2374
    I sell weed to elementary school students
    Stizzles's Avatar
    February 2009
    11,738 Posts
    I've bought both of these last two albums. And I don't buy that much... What are the odds? lol
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  15. Post #2375
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    Take_Opal's Avatar
    November 2007
    11,249 Posts
    [release]

    Planning for Burial - Leaving
    Genre: Drone, Shoegaze, Post-Rock, Enemies List-core

    This is a new favorite of mine to throw on when I'm feeling particularly
    down and out. It's the epitome of numb sounding drone mixed with regret,
    self resent and loathing made into music. It gets pretty loud at times, but it's
    the type of loud that doesn't change alter the mood, it's loudly depressing, to put
    it in words. While this may sound strange, it's very accessible and easily enjoyable.

    The two songs that go over 10 minutes (Leaving and Verse/Chorus/Verse) are,
    truthfully, unnecessarily long and are kind of hard to listen to as they barely
    progress as opposed to the songs in the rest of the album. The other seven
    tracks are great songs full of emotion and surprising catchyness. There's a bit
    at the end of one of the songs that is very similar to Radiohead's "Fitter Happier"
    with a computer exclaiming how he graduated from the same school as the woman
    who he, unknowingly to her, loved and in the past forty years he has not had a day
    where he has not thought of her and felt regret.

    It's a great album full of numbness and is perfect for the moody types out there.
    The last two songs do go on a bit long, but there's a really really fantastic album
    before those two tracks.

    4/5

    [/release]

    Sample:

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  16. Post #2376
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    November 2009
    627 Posts


    Mylo Xyloto - Coldplay

    It's actually a pretty decent album, I actually prefer this over their older albums. It's more upbeat and I'd classify this as more of a day album in the sense you can chill with it. Some songs give me a filler vibe as they seem kinda bland compared to their other songs. I'd highly recommend it.

    7.5/10
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  17. Post #2377
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    March 2010
    1,158 Posts

    A Bunny's Caravan - Draining Puddles, Recieving Treasures (4.8/5.0)

    I don't even know where to begin with this album, its one of the most phenomenal albums I've heard in a very long time. The actual musical content of this album isn't very strange but its hard to describe. For lack of a better term I would call it post-rock but if I had to go into detail.... Its like Sigur Ros violently molested Muse while GY!BE flew overhead with American Football and Moving Mountains on their backs. Thats right, the songs all have the dynamics of post-rock, the occasional absurdity of prog-rock, and the vocals and emotion of bands like American Football and Moving Mountains. All while occasionally dipping into a Godspeed like ambient interlude (most notably in the 15 minute closer but in other places as well, sometimes with vocals).

    So basically this album has everything going for it and it does just about everything right. My only problem with this album is really probably just me being picky but their use of samples is a little awkward sometimes, they use a Microsoft Sam sounding conversation in one song and it sounds a bit strange/out of place, they also use a radio or news clip in the last song which sounds pretty out of place too. The album might have been a little bit better if they had done away with the samples completely but honestly they don't effect the overall quality of the album at all.

    The album also drags a tiny bit in the middle, not to say that any of the songs are bad because they're all awesome but around track 4 or 5 theres a small dip in quality before the epic closer. Also its just an EP but its nearly 50 minutes so its extremely long for an EP and its the only album A Bunny's Caravan seems to have released in their short life, so all in all its definitely a unique listen if you like post-rock.

    Tl;dr
    Get this if you like any kind of post-rock or would fap to the scene mentioned below:
    rokknroll4 posted:
    Its like Sigur Ros violently molested Muse while GY!BE flew overhead with American Football and Moving Mountains on their backs.
    Edited:

    Or just listen

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  18. Post #2378
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    January 2006
    1,276 Posts
    Cruising - Slices (Hardcore Punk)

    9/10

    Medusa and Guide To Incest are instant classics, just wish they'd kept up the power they had from those tracks.

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  19. Post #2379
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    October 2008
    7,815 Posts
    David Sylvian - Died in the Wool



    Made by the ex-vocalist of the band Japan who were pretty well-known - big influences on Duran Duran - the current keyboardist from Porcupine Tree, Richard Barbieri, used to play keyboards for Japan. He's also collaborated with Robert Fripp in his time and this is his latest album, it serves as a sister album to his other work Manafon, and the tracks are variations on songs from Manafon, which is apparently an attempt to get away from his 'pop roots' which I haven't heard so I can't say much.

    This is a work which I can't really classify because it seems to emphasise silence. its like at times the sounds actually have trouble escaping the silence which creates a lot of tension, and you sit there on tenterhooks waiting for his voice to come in and just fucking say something because you're getting impatient (his voice is amazing also).

    I REALLY like it though, its really eerie and odd and discordant. Disc 1 was pretty fantastic, Disc 2 was an 18 minute piece that to me was just kinda crap. Lots of strange noises leading into each other...for 18 minutes. Not worth it. Seemed like a bit of a throw-in that was kind of unnecessary and just made the album more padded. At its heart, its minimalism. A minimalistic album.

    7/10
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  20. Post #2380
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    January 2008
    8,271 Posts


    4.89/4.98

    Yeah it's a "best of" album. Yeah I know they're for plebs and 12 year old girls but these guys have a pretty big discography and I'd like to get a good look at it all before diving right through. This doesn't feel like a compilation album though. While Yo La Tengo love to dabble with different styles and genres (noise-rock, shoegaze, 60s pop, lounge pop, folk rock, psychedelic jams) at the heart of it all it's warm happy fuzzy indie pop music. So yeah I'll definitely get more albums by this band.
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  21. Post #2381
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    November 2007
    11,249 Posts
    [release]

    *Shels - Plains of the Purple Buffalo
    Genre/Description: Post-Rock with singing at times, native American imagery, small points
    with sludge,

    Plains of the Purple Buffalo is one of the most exciting and innovative Post-Rock albums I've
    heard lately. The songs on the album aren't your normal "Tame build, tame build, tame build,
    EXPLODE" for Post-Rock. The "build" for most of these songs is just as exciting and interesting
    as the crescendos you'd find on other post-rock albums, and the climaxes to these builds are
    epic
    and booming.

    Personally, I think this is the best example of Third-Wave Post-Rock (too much hyphening) and
    I mean that by that it takes what was good about a band like Godspeed with it's beautiful interludes
    and incredible adrenalin pumping endings and the evolution of keeping the listener's interest up
    until the ending that bands like Mogwai have succeeded and bands like EITS have failed at.

    The album is a whopping 78 minutes and there are very few times on it that are not a pleasure to
    listen to. The song Wake is a little boring, and the lyrics on Conqueror in the beginning throw me off a bit
    with "Salty tear water touches my skin...".

    If you have the patience and interest, go right now and listen to this. It's an amazing album full of
    adventure and emotion and a clear contender for album of the year.

    5/5
    [/release]

    Edited:

    Delicious Sample:

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  22. Post #2382
    vagrant's Avatar
    August 2010
    1,447 Posts

    4.5/5
    ;_; beautiful
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  23. Post #2383
    Facepunch's Resident Game Center CX Expert
    Mio Akiyama's Avatar
    November 2010
    10,984 Posts
    [release]

    The Black Keys - El Camino

    El Camino is the 7th Studio Release from American Blues-Rock Duo, The Black Keys. The albums stemming from their roots as Blues-Rock artist, is completely true to their roots and brings a sound that is very similar to what we've heard in previous albums. This album is definitely in my opinion is the year's best rock album

    Score: 10/10 [/release]
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  24. Post #2384
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    January 2011
    29,821 Posts

    4.5/5
    ;_; beautiful
    Care to tell anyone what that is?
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  25. Post #2385
    Godline's Avatar
    February 2010
    1,255 Posts
    william basinski ? :/

    Might help if we ask people to write a line or two about the album.
    Title etc at a minimum
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  26. Post #2386
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    AK'z's Avatar
    January 2011
    29,821 Posts
    william basinski ? :/
    There's more to an artist than just the name.
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  27. Post #2387
    badgerborne's Avatar
    December 2011
    18 Posts
    I go back on facepunch and i forget all username,password and email :(


    King Crimson - Discipline

    7/10
    Fantastic album, this album is a good reminder as to why King Crimson can be described as the fathers of progressive music.
    Nearly every track on this album is unpredictable and crazy.
    However with that being said it's not their best album but one of their finest.
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  28. Post #2388
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    AK'z's Avatar
    January 2011
    29,821 Posts
    I go back on facepunch and i forget all username,password and email :(
    Who were you? when were you here last?
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  29. Post #2389
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    January 2006
    6,843 Posts


    Jack Elliot - Jack Elliot Takes The Floor (1958)

    7/10, country music. It's recorded live, sort of. I enjoy listening to it in the background.
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  30. Post #2390
    badgerborne's Avatar
    December 2011
    18 Posts
    Who were you? when were you here last?
    Last time i was here was over two years ago or so. I intended to make an account temporarily because i think i was promoting a gmod server or something but i ended up becoming active for a few months or so hence i can't remember username.
    I don't really mind starting again though.
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  31. Post #2391
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    AK'z's Avatar
    January 2011
    29,821 Posts
    Last time i was here was over two years ago or so. I intended to make an account temporarily because i think i was promoting a gmod server or something but i ended up becoming active for a few months or so hence i can't remember username.
    I don't really mind starting again though.
    Awesome, look forward to knowing your taste. Have you got a Last FM account?
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  32. Post #2392
    badgerborne's Avatar
    December 2011
    18 Posts
    Awesome, look forward to knowing your taste. Have you got a Last FM account?
    You too. I just need to finish updating my profile and I'll be ready for you facepunch.
    i'll add you now, incoming friend request from dangleslongley.
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  33. Post #2393
    vagrant's Avatar
    August 2010
    1,447 Posts
    Care to tell anyone what that is?
    oh yea. I guess so.
    well it's william basinski, doing tape loop drones like he always does and it's completely beautiful and I didn't know drone could be moving in such a way as this. so if you have an interest in drone/ambient => listen to it
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  34. Post #2394
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    AK'z's Avatar
    January 2011
    29,821 Posts
    Nothing like a bit of soothing afternoon drone.
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  35. Post #2395
    vagrant's Avatar
    August 2010
    1,447 Posts
    it's more than soothing it's beautiful ;___;
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  36. Post #2396
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    AK'z's Avatar
    January 2011
    29,821 Posts
    Anything soothing is beautiful. :3
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  37. Post #2397

    October 2011
    36 Posts

    Butthole Surfers - Rembrandt Pussyhorse

    Fuck yeah/10



    Butthole Surfers - Butthole Surfers(Brown Reasons To Live)

    They shot the pope, they shot his ass/10


    Edited:

    When I grow up I wanna be a butthole surfer.
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  38. Post #2398
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    September 2008
    5,719 Posts
    Diamond Dogs by David Bowie


    notenoughcocaine/10
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  39. Post #2399
    En-Guage V2's Avatar
    August 2009
    14,820 Posts
    [release]

    *Shels - Plains of the Purple Buffalo
    Genre/Description: Post-Rock with singing at times, native American imagery, small points
    with sludge,

    Plains of the Purple Buffalo is one of the most exciting and innovative Post-Rock albums I've
    heard lately. The songs on the album aren't your normal "Tame build, tame build, tame build,
    EXPLODE" for Post-Rock. The "build" for most of these songs is just as exciting and interesting
    as the crescendos you'd find on other post-rock albums, and the climaxes to these builds are
    epic
    and booming.

    Personally, I think this is the best example of Third-Wave Post-Rock (too much hyphening) and
    I mean that by that it takes what was good about a band like Godspeed with it's beautiful interludes
    and incredible adrenalin pumping endings and the evolution of keeping the listener's interest up
    until the ending that bands like Mogwai have succeeded and bands like EITS have failed at.

    The album is a whopping 78 minutes and there are very few times on it that are not a pleasure to
    listen to. The song Wake is a little boring, and the lyrics on Conqueror in the beginning throw me off a bit
    with "Salty tear water touches my skin...".

    If you have the patience and interest, go right now and listen to this. It's an amazing album full of
    adventure and emotion and a clear contender for album of the year.

    5/5
    [/release]

    Edited:

    Delicious Sample:

    I was really dissapointed when I listened to it
    seemed like run of the mill post rock
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  40. Post #2400
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    November 2007
    11,249 Posts
    I can't see that. I haven't heard Post-Rock like it before.
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