• Rate The Last Album You Heard
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[B]Format like this: Album Art Artist Name - Album Name - Year it was released Rating (Numbers, Grades, Stars... however you want) What you want to say about it [/B] [quote=Akayz' Grades So Far][B]Adrian Wagner - Instincts - 1977 = B Arcade Fire - Neon Bible - 2007 = A+ Bark Psychosis - Codename: Dustsucker - 2004 = A Bark Psychosis - Hex - 1994 = B- Beastie Boys - Hot Sauce Committee Part Two - 2011 = B+ Big Star - Third/Sister Lovers - 1978 = A Bill Withers - Still Bill - 1972 = A+ Billie Holiday - Lady In Satin - 1958 = A- Black Sabbath - Master of Reality - 1971 = A Bob Dylan - "Love And Theft" - 2001 = A+ Bob Dylan - In Concert: Brandeis University, 1963 - 2011 = B Bob Dylan - New Morning - 1970 = A- Bob Dylan - New York Sessions: Blood On The Tracks - 1998 (BOOTLEG) = C- Bob Dylan and The Band - Planet Waves - 1974 = B Brian Eno - Apollo: Atmospheres and Soundtracks - 1983 = B Candy Claws - Hidden Lands - 2010 = B- Candy Claws - In the Dream of the Sea Life - 2009 = A- Charles Mingus - Mingus Mingus Mingus Mingus Mingus - 1963 = A+ CunninLynguists - A Piece of Strange - 2006 = A David Bowie - Station To Station - 1976 = A+ David Gilmour - About Face - 1984 = B- Dean Martin - Dream With Dean - 1964 = A Death Grips - Exmilitary - 2011 = A Devin Townsend - Ocean Machine: Biomech - 1997 = A Devin Townsend - Terria - 2001 = A- Dälek - From Filthy Tongue of Gods and Griots - 2002 = A Dälek - Negro Necro Nekros - 1998 = A- Eels - Electro-Shock Blues - 1998 = B+ Elton John - Blue Moves - 1976 = B Elton John - Honky Château - 1972 = A+ Elton John - Madman Across The Water - 1971 = B+ Elton John - Rock Of The Westies - 1975 = A Elton John - The Captain & The Kid - 2006 = B+ Emerson, Lake & Palmer - In The Hot Seat - 1994 = E+ Erykah Badu - Mama's Gun - 2000 = A+ Funkadelic - Maggot Brain - 1971 = A+ GZA/Genius - Liquid Swords - 1995 = A- Gun - Gun - 1968 = B+ Herbie Hancock - Head Hunters - 1973 = A+ Holy Sons - I Want to Live a Peaceful Life - 2003 = B+ James Blake - James Blake - 2011 = A- Jamie Woon - Mirrorwriting - 2011 = B+ Jean Michel Jarre - Équinoxe - 1978 = A Jesu - Jesu - 2004 = A John Coltrane - Om - 1965 = C+ John Lennon - Shaved Fish - 1975 (Compilation) = C+ Jorge Ben - Força Bruta - 1970 = A Kasabian - Kasabian - 2004 = B- King Crimson - In The Court of the Crimson King - 1969 = *+ Kraftwerk - Computer World - 1981 = B+ Kraftwerk - The Man-Machine - 1978 = A- Laurie Anderson - Big Science - 1982 = A- Madvillain - Madvillainy 2: The Madlib Remix - 2008 = B- Marvin Gaye - I Want You - 1976 = A- Mastodon - Crack The Skye - 2009 = A Mew - No More Stories Are Told Today, I'm Sorry They Washed Away // No More Stories, The World Is Grey, I'm Tired, Let's Wash Away - 2009 = A- Miles Davis - Dark Magus - 1974 = A+ Miles Davis - On The Corner - 1972 = A Miles Davis - Sketches of Spain - 1959 = A- Moby - Everything Is Wrong - 1995 = B+ Moby - Moby - 1992 = B- Nick Drake - Bryter Layter - 1970 = A- Nick Drake - Five Leaves Left - 1969 = A Nick Drake - Pink Moon - 1972 = A+ Novos Baianos - Acabou Chorare - 1971 = B+ Nucleus - Elastic Rock - 1970 = A Oceansize - Self Preserved While the Bodies Float Up - 2010 = A- Opeth - Morningrise - 1996 = B Osibisa - Osibisa - 1971 = B+ PJ Harvey - Rid of Me - 1993 = A Paul Simon - So Beautiful or So What - 2011 = A Prince - Love Symbol Album - 1992 = A- ProjeKct One - Live at the Jazz Cafe - 1999 = B Psychic TV - Dreams Less Sweet - 1983 = B+ Pulp - Different Class - 1995 = A- Queensrÿche - Operation: Mindcrime - 1988 = A- Raphael Saadiq - Instant Vintage - 2002 = A- Raphael Saadiq - The Way I See It - 2008 = A Roger Waters - Amused To Death - 1992 = A Roger Waters - Radio K.A.O.S. - 1987 = B+ Roger Waters - The Pros and Cons of Hitch Hiking - 1984 = A- Seal - Seal IV - 2003 = B Sebadoh - Bubble and Scrape - 1993 = A- Slayer - Reign in Blood - 1986 = A- Slayer - Seasons In The Abyss - 1990 = A Slayer - South Of Heaven - 1988 = B+ Spiritualized - Ladies and Gentlemen We Are Floating in Space - 1997 = A Stan Getz and João Gilberto - Getz/Gilberto - 1964 = A+ Stevie Wonder - I Was Made To Love Her - 1967 = A Stevie Wonder - My Cherie Amour - 1969 = B Stevie Wonder - Songs In The Key of Life - 1976 = A+ Swans - Cop - 1984 = A Swans - Filth - 1983 = A- Syd Barrett - The Madcap Laughs - 1970 = A TV on the Radio - Dear Science - 2009 = A The Knife - Silent Shout - 2006 = A The Orb (Featuring David Gilmour) - Metallic Spheres - 2011 = C+ The Prodigy - The Fat of The Land - 1997 = A- The Rolling Stones - The Rolling Stones - 1964 = B Tom Waits - Nighthawks At The Diner - 1975 = A Tom Waits - Rain Dogs - 1985 = A Tyler The Creator - Bastard - 2009 = B+ Tyler The Creator - Goblin - 2011 (DELUXE EDITION) = A Ulver - Bergtatt - 1995 = A [/B][/quote] [quote=Akayz' Latest][B]Holy Sons - I Want to Live a Peaceful Life - 2003 = B+ Ulver - Bergtatt - 1995 = A King Crimson (ProjeKct Jakszyk, Fripp and Collins) - A Scarcity Of Miracles - 2011 = B+ VARIOUS ARTISTS - Italia Violenta - The Thrilling Sounds Of 70s Italian Police Movies - 2006 = A+ Jason Becker - Perspective - 1996 = D+ B.B. King - One Kind Favor - 2008 = A+ Guru - Guru's Jazzmatazz, Vol. 1 - 1993 = B+ Fleet Foxes - Helplessness Blues - 2011 = A+ Bill Bruford's Earthworks - Earthworks - 1987 = C+ Kazumi Watanabe - Spice of Life - 1987 = B Kazumi Watanabe - Spice of Life Too - 1988 = B+ Neil Young - Neil Young - 1968 = A- Helloween - Chameleon - 1993 = A Ted Hawkins - Watch Your Step - 1982 = A- Indexi - Indexi - 1974 = D+ Cee Lo Green - The Lady Killer - 2010 = C+ SBTRKT - SBTRKT - 2011 = A- Terence Trent D'Arby - Neither Fish Nor Flesh - 1989 = A+ The Caretaker - An Empty Bliss Beyond This World - 2011 = A Tricky - Maxinquaye - 1995 = A Sufjan Stevens - Illinois - 2005 = A Lana Del Rey - Born To Die - 2012 = B+ Girl Talk - All Day - 2010 = A- The Blue Nile - Hats - 1989 = A Ryuichi Sakamoto - Thousand Knives of Ryuichi Sakamoto - 1978 = A- Bruce Springsteen - Wrecking Ball - 2012 = A- PJ Harvey - Let England Shake - 2011 = A- The Beach Boys - That's Why God Made The Radio - 2012 = B Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan - Shahbaaz - 1991 = A+ Justin Bieber - Believe - 2012 = B- Wiley - Evolve Or Be Extinct - 2012 = A- 安室奈美恵 (Namie Amuro) - Concentration 20 - 1997 = A- Madonna - Erotica - 1992 = A Dam-Funk - Toeachizown - 2009 = A Atoma - Skylight - 2012 = A- David Sylvian - Gone to Earth - 1986 = A Dawn Richard - Goldenheart - 2013 = B [/b][/quote] [img]http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_WWIy23PK7tM/TJuDm9IvpmI/AAAAAAAAKaA/_qnEK0OdU9w/s1600/The+Gun+cover.jpg[/img] Gun - Gun -1968 [B]B+[/B] Very surprised how well it flowed, it's a very early Prog Rock album. There was a lot of experimentation towards the end of the 60s and this is nice.
[img]http://unrealityshout.com/files/imagecache/image_460/foo-fighters-wasting-light.jpg[/img] Foo Fighters - Wasting Light - 2011 5/5 Dave Grohl seems to have realised the awkward corner he's been backing himself into since 1999, and this is him violently exploding out of it. The best new release I have heard in a very long time, esepcially considering their depreciating track record.
[img]http://bandcamp.com/files/35/82/3582353559-1.jpg[/img] 4/5, because the few tracks I've listened to are great
[QUOTE=Nibwoddle;28966753][img_thumb]http://unrealityshout.com/files/imagecache/image_460/foo-fighters-wasting-light.jpg[/img_thumb] Foo Fighters - Wasting Light - 2011 5/5 Dave Grohl seems to have realised the awkward corner he's been backing himself into since 1999, and this is him violently exploding out of it. The best new release I have heard in a very long time, esepcially considering their depreciating track record.[/QUOTE] Just listened to again. I seriously think Bridge Burning could become one of my favourite songs ever.
[QUOTE=Nibwoddle;28967237]Just listened to again. I seriously think Bridge Burning could become one of my favourite songs ever.[/QUOTE] Haven't heard that album yet, but I did listen to the new Strokes album and I bet it's better than that :3:
[url]http://wastinglight.foofighters.com/[/url] It's waiting for you
[img]http://images.wikia.com/lyricwiki/images/5/5b/Rilo_Kiley_-_The_Execution_Of_All_Things.jpg[/img] Rilo Kiley - The Execution of All Things - 2002 5/5 I absolutely love this album. But it's one of those albums that I love that comes something like 5th place on a favourites list, so I keep forgetting about it. And then I listen to it again and remember how great it is. While listening to it I even remembered that I forgot that [url=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k1AHkgWeXwo]Spectacular Views[/url] is definitely one of my favourite songs of all time, but forgot to put it on my list in that other thread. Also, well done on thinking up an album rating thread that works, AK'z <: Or at least I think it'll work. Good thread idea anyways.
[img]http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_xNcnJTIzlCM/SItB5wYcHiI/AAAAAAAAAX8/979U-ssaw6Q/s400/NUCLEUS%2B-%2BELASTIC%2BROCK.jpg[/img] Nucleus - Elastic Rock - 1970 [B]A-[/B] I read that it is "pioneering" in a jazz rock style... I personally think it's jazz fusion through and through. Seems a bit psychedelic in places and less straight forward as compared to most jazz rock albums. Very interesting album though. It's a thrill, and I definitely will put it on again in the future. Maybe will look for a vinyl version too.
[img]http://frostedlightly.files.wordpress.com/2011/03/civil-twilight-civil-twilight-2009.jpg[/img] Civil Twilight - Civil Twilight - 2009 My Rating: [8.4/10] I'm seeing them on Saturday so I thought I'd pick up the album and get to know some of their stuff. I only knew two songs from it before I started listening but I have a lot more favourites now. Pros: Intense feel throughout the whole album (kind of their style) Some fairly heavy Some pretty Quiet Cons: A lot sounds the same, can't match a song with the name every easily some songs too slow for me It was a good buy for $10, proud I did.
[QUOTE=RusMar;28972746][img_thumb]http://frostedlightly.files.wordpress.com/2011/03/civil-twilight-civil-twilight-2009.jpg[/img_thumb] .[/QUOTE] What album is that, I've seen it before.
Civil Twilight Self Titled, I just edited my post to put the name in
[img]http://blog.iso50.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/05/amber.jpg[/img] SO GENIUS totally 5/5
[img]http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/6/63/Justicecross.jpg[/img] Justice- &#8224; 5/5 Everything in here is just orgasmic. I absolutely love their style
[img]http://www.metalhammer.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2010/12/archhere.jpg[/img] Architects - The here and now - 2011 3,5/5 There's some cool songs and I find it really cool DEP's vocalist Greg Puciato guest sang on Year in year out (thought I recognised that voice!). It's a letdown comparing to their older album Hollow Crown (incredibly heavy album, notably my avatar), they've gone softer and it's hard to recognise that it's really them. Nonetheless, it's still pretty good. Liked his screams, hell, voice overall in Hollow Crown better though.
[IMG]http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/3/34/The_Reign_of_Kindo_-_This_Is_What_Happens_%282010%29.jpg[/IMG] The Reign of Kindo - This Is What Happens - 2010 4/5 This band is really fantastic. They mix Jazz with very mellow alternative rock. This album is great. It feels more cohesive and varied than their previous album, "Rhythm Chord and Melody", which ended up sounding a bit the same throughout. The albums are really made by the vocals and piano playing though, it's really fantastic.
[B]John Entwistle - Smash Your Head Against the Wall - 1971 8/10 [IMG]http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51Am1GBI97L.jpg[/IMG] [B]John Entwistle's first (and best) solo album. You know him as the bass player for The Who. It's pretty good. I like the first song, "My Size" in particular. The album rocks hard and has Entwistle's trademark dark humor throughout. Also has a nice cover of Neil Young's "Cinnamon Girl", very fitting given the usual style of Entwistle and The Who, in general. Worth listening to if you're a fan of The Who, or like your retro hard rock with an extra scoop of dark sarcasm. [/B] [/B]
[img]http://sleevage.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/07/justice_cross_cover.jpg[/img] [b]Justice- Cross- 2007 5/5 The way this album flows, from Genesis to One Minute to Midnight, is superb. Their hard, raw style is literally an explosion of difference, what they do to break the mold of electronic house music is, simply, amazing. I can't get enough of this album, and love it so.[/b]
[img]http://www.musicaheavy.org/wp-content/uploads/the-days-of-grays.jpg[/img] Sonata Arctica - The Days Of Grays 9.5/10 Even though their style has changed to a more symphonic sound in the past few years, it lyrically and structurally makes up for it. The only beef I have with it is that the solo should have lasted longer in track 11
[img]http://cont-sjl-1.pandora.com/images/public/amz/5/2/3/6/724383966325_500W_499H.jpg[/img] Smashing Pumpkins - Gish - 1991 boring/10
[img]http://deadwrite.files.wordpress.com/2010/08/beatles_revolver_1_1691.jpg[/img] The Beatles- Revolver- 1966 5/5 Need I say more?
[img]http://blog.newsok.com/staticblog/files/2009/08/florence-and-the-machine-cd.jpg[/img] Florence + The Machine - Lungs - 2009 10/10 Amazing. Florence Welch is officially my favorite ginger.
[img]http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/e/e9/Hardcore_Will_Never_Die_But_You_Will.jpg[/img] [b]Mogwai - "Hardcore Will Never Die, But You Will" - 2011 5/5 Mogwai really came back with this album; from the open to the close (which includes the 22 minute bonus track, I would say obligatory to the album as well) the ablum feels raw emotions, with the right timing and a very post-rock feeling album, but with a elements of other genres, Mogwai out did themselves; I would rank this higher than Mr. Beast and up at Young Team, because this is an excellent album.[/b]
[IMG]http://www.amiright.com/album-covers/images/album-MC5-Kick-Out-the-Jams.jpg[/IMG] [b]MC5 - Kick Out the Jams (1969) 4/5[/b] The first seven songs were superb, but the last (which takes up almost exactly a fifth of the album) was pretty awful. ergo 4/5
[img]http://30.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_kt07wikCmh1qzbpvro1_500.jpg[/img] [b]Klaxons - Myths of the Near Future[/b] [2007] [B]5/5 [/B] i could just listen to this album all day long. cant find a single flaw in it.
[img]http://www.metalkingdom.net/album/img/d22/22671.jpg[/img] [b]Cobalt - Gin [2009][/b] [b]10/10[/b] This is easily the most enamoured I've ever been with a black metal album. The atmosphere, flow and instrumentation are all great and even the vocals seem damn nice, and I've bever been a fan of black metal vocals. Only complaints I have is that Dry Body feels like it should have been positioned later in the album, and a couple of the intros felt a little out-of-place.
[img]http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/f/fe/Greatest_the_hits_2011_-_2011_cover.jpg[/img] Not really a album, but anyways... [b]Maximum the Hormone - Greatest the Hits 2011 - 2011[/b] These 14:15 minutes of awesome cannot be ignored. In my opinion one of the most creative genre-mixing bands of this century. [b]4.5/5[/b] because it's only 14:15 minutes :v:
[img]http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_D3tJJQwSvww/TNPJOeun_NI/AAAAAAAAANQ/uWTLi8x5-Yc/s1600/osibisa.jpg[/img] Osibisa - Osibisa - 1971 [B] B+[/B] Possibly the only african jazz oriented group to manage to be prog at the same time. Truly vibrant piece of work, I think my store has a few on vinyl... must pick that up :v:
[img]http://audiosuede.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/The-Strokes-Angles1.jpg[/img] The Strokes - Angles - 2011 7/10 Bought it the other day, to fulfill my need for The Strokes, who have been on of my favourite bands since I was about 13. Not as good as Is This It, but is a lot more like Casablancas' solo stuff, more electronic and less about the distorted vocals and more high pitched riffs. It's basically a mix of all 3 of their albums and Casablancas' solo stuff, except not as consistently good as the first and third album.
[QUOTE=TINCAN;29018527][img_thumb]http://audiosuede.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/The-Strokes-Angles1.jpg[/img_thumb] The Strokes - Angles - 2011 7/10 Bought it the other day, to fulfill my need for The Strokes, who have been on of my favourite bands since I was about 13. Not as good as Is This It, but is a lot more like Casablancas' solo stuff, more electronic and less about the distorted vocals and more high pitched riffs. It's basically a mix of all 3 of their albums and Casablancas' solo stuff, except not as consistently good as the first and third album.[/QUOTE] I liked that album, feel it deserves better :3:
[QUOTE=AK'z;29018654]I liked that album, feel it deserves better :3:[/QUOTE] yeah it is good, but like i said, it's not as consistently good like the other albums (although i'll admit room on fire was a bit short of the other two) it's also not as catchy, which is the main reason i like strokes
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