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[QUOTE=DJK;34414530][IMG]http://c438342.r42.cf2.rackcdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/The_Roots-John_Legend-Wake_Up-260x260.jpg[/IMG] John Legend & The Roots - Wake Up! - 2010 9/10, A near perfect album, John Legend's singing goes amazingly with The Roots' playing. Best songs are I Can't Write Left Handed & Wake Up Everybody. My only complaint is that they put all the hip hop features in the first half instead of spacing them throughout the album.[/QUOTE] I still need to hear that. If you like that type of soul you need D'Angelo's albums. [editline]27th January 2012[/editline] [img]http://www.recordstore.co.uk/media/AbstractArticle/image/WarehouseArticle-48421/Lana-Del-Rey-Born-To-Die.jpg[/img] Lana Del Rey - Born To Die - 2012 [B]B+[/B] I'm not the type to recognise hype, this was [I]apparently[/I] looked forward to after the single "Video Games" was released last year. The only reason I discovered her, was through the fact that my sister thought she was lame. :v: I listened to it, and enjoyed it. What else to say? Unlike the dry aesthetic of most popular music, there's personality here. The songs are also well-written, most of the time. "Dark Paradise" being the one that stood out. The album itself is mostly a "baroque/chamber pop" vibe with trip-hop undertones. The voice is also pretty unique if I have to say so, she does like to throw it about a lot which is nice to hear. The first track "Born To Die" has probably the best examples of her vocal style. All in all, it's not for everyone but a decent enjoyable pop record. I personally didn't feel the hype like probably most people feel, but maybe that's because I don't watch much TV or read magazines/tabloids. [editline]27th January 2012[/editline] [img]http://www.friedmylittlebrain.com/wp-content/up//2010/11/GIRL-TALK-%E2%80%93-ALL-DAY.jpeg[/img] Girl Talk - All Day - 2010 [B]A-[/B] I liked this album a lot, from the first track.. you get that ooze of Black Sabbath and then BAM into this hip hop section that really works. Okay this album is 100% sample based, think of it as a "Pop Record" version of Endtroducing... It is mostly hip hop samples mixed with rock classics and other styles. I even managed to hear a Genesis sample for 2 seconds. :v: If your looking for an album which is vibrant and sets a scene where popular music of all types come together, then get it. It feels like one song cut up into bits. AND it's free, forgot to mention.
k so when i was first getting into trve music and not like sum 41, aerosmith was one of the bands I discovered and listened to a lot, but i left them pretty quickly. but recently I heard this song Seasons of Whither which was actually awesome, and blew me away. it almost has a kinda proto alice in chains sound to it, and I found that the rest of the album, was also really great. it's still aerosmith but somehow not anoying and really awesome. [img]http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51vZ-Hly43L._SL500_AA300_.jpg[/img] 7/10
[release][img_thumb]http://rockdirt.com/images/misc/Mastodon_TheHunter.jpg[/img_thumb] [h2]Mastodon - The Hunter[/h2] [B]Genre -[/B] Sludge Metal, Progressive Metal The Hunter takes a sludgier turn than Crack The Skye did. The tracks are shorter, faster, harder hitting, and far more intense. However, this isn't the level of intensity Leviathan, Remission, or Blood Mountain have. It feels far more accessible. It has a lighter production along with a more friendly sound. Tracks like Blasteroid rip your guts out with deathly riffs and intense brum playing while Curl of The Burl is lighter and friendlier in comparison. The album retains it's prog sound to a certain extent, though. The track The Creature Lives has sort of a Pink Floyd vibe to it. All The Heavy Lifting has a catchy hook and an equally catchy chorus. The title track, however, is fairly boring and the more accessible sound may disappoint some fans. [h2]81/100[/h2] It's a nice album and a perfect introduction to those looking to get into Mastodon. It gives a decent feel of their prog and sludge sides and at the same time is a more accessible album. [b][U]FAVORITE TRACKS[/U][/b] [I]Dry Bone Valley All The Heavy Lifting Blasteroid Black Tongue[/I] [highlight][U]LEAST FAVORITE TRACKS[/U][/highlight] [I]The Hunter[/I][/release]
[QUOTE=AK'z;34416858] [img]http://www.friedmylittlebrain.com/wp-content/up//2010/11/GIRL-TALK-%E2%80%93-ALL-DAY.jpeg[/img] Girl Talk - All Day - 2010 [B]A-[/B] I liked this album a lot, from the first track.. you get that ooze of Black Sabbath and then BAM into this hip hop section that really works. Okay this album is 100% sample based, think of it as a "Pop Record" version of Endtroducing... It is mostly hip hop samples mixed with rock classics and other styles. I even managed to hear a Genesis sample for 2 seconds. :v: If your looking for an album which is vibrant and sets a scene where popular music of all types come together, then get it. It feels like one song cut up into bits. AND it's free, forgot to mention.[/QUOTE] Listening to this now, it's fucking awesome.
[QUOTE=Nibwoddle;34428573]Listening to this now, it's fucking awesome.[/QUOTE] I regret not getting it when people talked about it. Seriously from the first track you're like "WOAAH, how the shit is this that good?"
[QUOTE=AK'z;34416858][img]http://www.friedmylittlebrain.com/wp-content/up//2010/11/GIRL-TALK-%E2%80%93-ALL-DAY.jpeg[/img] Girl Talk - All Day - 2010 [B]A-[/B] I liked this album a lot, from the first track.. you get that ooze of Black Sabbath and then BAM into this hip hop section that really works. Okay this album is 100% sample based, think of it as a "Pop Record" version of Endtroducing... It is mostly hip hop samples mixed with rock classics and other styles. I even managed to hear a Genesis sample for 2 seconds. :v: If your looking for an album which is vibrant and sets a scene where popular music of all types come together, then get it. It feels like one song cut up into bits. AND it's free, forgot to mention.[/QUOTE] [B]EVERYDAY[/B]
[IMG]http://cdn.rap-up.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/watch-the-throne-cover.jpg[/IMG] [B]Jay Z and Kanye West - Watch the Throne (2011)[/B] For the most part, this album is Jay Z and West flaunting how damn rich they are. They manage to pull it off in a pretty enjoyable and charming way, though. Tracks like Otis and Niggas in Paris are prime examples of this, they're fun, and not really condescending even though they're just a celebration of wealth. Where the album really shines though, is in the tracks like Murder to Excellence and New Day, which are surprisingly relevant and engaging in their subject matter. Not only that, but Murder to Excellence is also arguably the most sonically pleasing track on the album. The combination of an epic sound and commendable lyrical themes make this track a total winner. It's a shame then, that the album is let down by some extremely cheesy tracks like the lackluster "Lift Off" featuring Beyonce, which comes off not only mediocre but try-hard in its half-assed hook and bland lyrics. [B]7.3/10[/B]
[img]http://musosguide.com/public_html/musos.wp/wp-content/uploads/2010/10/squareppp452.jpg[/img] Shobaleader One: d'Demonstrator I think this album it's an excellent way for Jenkinson to branch out and try something different his playing and programming is definitely up to his high standard but aside from the sweet retro vibes, it's hardly a classic. 7/10
[img]http://media.prefixmag.com/site_media/uploads/images/post/t/the-2-bears/382902_10150508634718557_262481053556_8865235_1498167717_n_jpg_630x698_q85.jpg[/img] [b]The 2 Bears - Be Strong[/b] 9/10 For those that don't know, The 2 Bears is a collaboration between Joe Goddard of Hot Chip and Raf 'Raf Daddy' Rundell. "Be Strong" is their debut full length, and it's pretty damn brilliant. The tracks are really fun, borderline cheesy house/electropop. The only thing that lets the album down is the track "Increase Your Faith", which I get an air of filler from, but other than that it's pretty much flawless.
Haven't reviewed anything in a while, so here goes: [TABLE] [TR] [TD] [release][img]http://991.com/newGallery/Colosseum-II-Strange-New-Flesh-6981.jpg[/img] [h2]Colosseum II Strange New Flesh 1976[/h2][img]http://filesmelt.com/dl/Star1.png[/img][img]http://filesmelt.com/dl/Star1.png[/img][img]http://filesmelt.com/dl/Star1.png[/img][img]http://filesmelt.com/dl/Star3.png[/img][img]http://filesmelt.com/dl/Star3.png[/img] A pretty good Jazz Fusion album that I just found today. The first track is easily the best one. It's powerful, its awesome and it's progasmic. The other tracks are good too, but nothing too memorable on first listen. I will definitely give this album more listens later, and I recommend this album to all prog/jazz fans. Highlight is, like I mentioned before, the song [B]Dark Side of the Moog[/B]. [quote][media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uhtUSpnUhaE[/media][/quote] [/release] [/TD] [TD][release][img]http://filesmelt.com/dl/Eternity.png[/img] [h2]Jane Eternity 2011[/h2][img]http://filesmelt.com/dl/Star1.png[/img][img]http://filesmelt.com/dl/Star1.png[/img][img]http://filesmelt.com/dl/Star2.png[/img][img]http://filesmelt.com/dl/Star3.png[/img][img]http://filesmelt.com/dl/Star3.png[/img] Some more Hypnos 69-esque modern prog with a 70's style. Found today by randomly browsing youtube, which is an amazing place for finding obscure progressive rock. (I'll probably post more reviews of them later) Anyways, the album is pretty calm mostly, a few more rocking parts, but it keeps a nice, calm, positive mood throughout the album This album's highlight would be [B]Tryptich[/B]. [quote] [media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rlIysHWyDRE[/media] [/quote] [/release][TABLE="width: 800, align: right"] [/TR] [/TABLE] [/TD] [/TR] [/TABLE]
I'm not sure I could rate a jazz album so easily on first listen.
[img]http://www.prohiphop.com/images/graf2/b-dolan-fallen-house-sunken-city.jpg[/img] B.Dolan - Fallen House, Sunken City (2010) 4.5/5 His first album, The Failure, I only listened to a little. It was a very ambienty spoken word sort of thing, which was not what I was expecting when I had a "I am going to listen to a rap album" expectation. But I did like the music in it, I just wanted to hear him rap. Ends up, his second album he does exactly that. And I loved it. Music is great, his voice, lyrics and whatnot. My favorite track is easily The Hunter and my least favorite are the first 3 tracks. Looks like I'll give his 1st a complete go.
[QUOTE=AK'z;34416858]I still need to hear that. If you like that type of soul you need D'Angelo's albums. [editline]27th January 2012[/editline] [img]http://www.recordstore.co.uk/media/AbstractArticle/image/WarehouseArticle-48421/Lana-Del-Rey-Born-To-Die.jpg[/img] Lana Del Rey - Born To Die - 2012 [B]B+[/B] I'm not the type to recognise hype, this was [I]apparently[/I] looked forward to after the single "Video Games" was released last year. The only reason I discovered her, was through the fact that my sister thought she was lame. :v: I listened to it, and enjoyed it. What else to say? Unlike the dry aesthetic of most popular music, there's personality here. The songs are also well-written, most of the time. "Dark Paradise" being the one that stood out. The album itself is mostly a "baroque/chamber pop" vibe with trip-hop undertones. The voice is also pretty unique if I have to say so, she does like to throw it about a lot which is nice to hear. The first track "Born To Die" has probably the best examples of her vocal style. All in all, it's not for everyone but a decent enjoyable pop record. I personally didn't feel the hype like probably most people feel, but maybe that's because I don't watch much TV or read magazines/tabloids. [editline]27th January 2012[/editline] [img]http://www.friedmylittlebrain.com/wp-content/up//2010/11/GIRL-TALK-%E2%80%93-ALL-DAY.jpeg[/img] Girl Talk - All Day - 2010 [B]A-[/B] I liked this album a lot, from the first track.. you get that ooze of Black Sabbath and then BAM into this hip hop section that really works. Okay this album is 100% sample based, think of it as a "Pop Record" version of Endtroducing... It is mostly hip hop samples mixed with rock classics and other styles. I even managed to hear a Genesis sample for 2 seconds. :v: If your looking for an album which is vibrant and sets a scene where popular music of all types come together, then get it. It feels like one song cut up into bits. AND it's free, forgot to mention.[/QUOTE] I feel this kind of music appeal mostly lies in recognition. Is this true, or can one enjoy it without recognizing most of the stuff?
[QUOTE=mynames2long;34437308]I feel this kind of music appeal mostly lies in recognition. Is this true, or can one enjoy it without recognizing most of the stuff?[/QUOTE] Well yeah, it is enjoyable as music definitely. But there is kind of a thrill to recognise certain parts. Seriously I didn't expect a Genesis sample, through me off guard. As a whole you don't really need to know and like every sample used. It is mostly pop/rock/hip hop records in the mashup.
[img]http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_J_tdtEZd-fw/TQUtS5z_8wI/AAAAAAAAAU0/nvlqI_NcHRY/s1600/10030208052226036.jpg[/img] 6/10 some nice songs that have been on my mind all week. Needs to be more gorillaz and less "look how many rapping friends I have" [img]http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_gVc1E_zz8_8/SJxZKCdnT3I/AAAAAAAAAD4/b_PrDewe6Us/s320/cdaratamemashite.jpg[/img] Midori - Hello everyone, we are Midori. Nice to meet you 6/10 literally the most confusing thing I've ever heard. Some parts were okay but most was just wtf [img]http://www.2dopeboyz.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/BluExileAlbumCover.jpg[/img] Blu & Exhile - Give me my flowers while I can smell them 8/10 convinced me finally that rap is not completely bad. Nice jazz beats + piano on top of thoughtful and intelligent lyrics. Great Samiyam - Sam Baker's Album [img]http://www.brainfeedersite.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/samiyam_sambakersalbum.jpg[/img] 8/10 Instrumental hip hop. Very good. Not much else to say Lineage EP - Evan Abeele [img]http://f0.bcbits.com/z/20/24/2024312274-1.jpg[/img] 7/10 Cool ambient, psych or whatever it is. It's background and it's nice. Will listen to it again All recommended from 4chan. Superior music forum if you know the right threads to look. brotip: Sharethreads
[QUOTE=En-Guage V2;34445331] All recommended from 4chan. Superior music forum if you know the right threads to look. brotip: Sharethreads[/QUOTE] There are interesting threads there, but it's such a bitch to go through.. What if I wanted just a list of the titles?
4chan's interface is pretty old school, but it's just something you need to deal with what specifically do you mean by a list of titles
[QUOTE=En-Guage V2;34445419]4chan's interface is pretty old school, but it's just something you need to deal with what specifically do you mean by a list of titles[/QUOTE] On one page it had a list of topics. I don't really need to see every single post for a thread on that page, I'd have to load about 6 pages and only come across about 10 discussions. [editline]29th January 2012[/editline] the albums you discovered, I would never be able to find unless someone mentions it in a big thread or recommends it.
you just need to browse through the pages until you find a sharethread they generally have 50-150 posts depending on how successful they are They're generally around the 1 - 3 page mark because they're fairly popular [editline]30th January 2012[/editline] you only see like four posts per thread it's not that bad unless you go to reply to it just look at the OP and if it say share thread click reply
[QUOTE=En-Guage V2;34445479]you just need to browse through the pages until you find a sharethread they generally have 50-150 posts depending on how successful they are They're generally around the 1 - 3 page mark because they're fairly popular [editline]30th January 2012[/editline] you only see like four posts per thread it's not that bad unless you go to reply to it just look at the OP and if it say share thread click reply[/QUOTE] K, sharethreads make sense. I want a list of them :v:
[QUOTE=En-Guage V2;34445331]Lineage EP - Evan Abeele [img]http://f0.bcbits.com/z/20/24/2024312274-1.jpg[/img] 7/10 Cool ambient, psych or whatever it is. It's background and it's nice. Will listen to it again All recommended from 4chan. Superior music forum if you know the right threads to look. brotip: Sharethreads[/QUOTE] Dog on the album cover - instant listen. If you like that, definitely try Riceboy Sleeps by Jónsi & Alex. I think of that album both because it's a similar sound, and because both of these have a track called "Indian Summer" [quote][media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rzeYeSrZ_mA[/media][/quote]
[IMG]http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_sqfTxHg3GJs/S7Io3i8MI5I/AAAAAAAAAC0/68yCPmLnCWM/s1600/lee-fields-my-world.jpg[/IMG] Lee Fields & The Expressions - My World - 8/10 Very good album, the synths go very well with the instruments and Lee Fields' singing is great. Standout track would definitely be Money Is King
[QUOTE=AK'z;34445499]K, sharethreads make sense. I want a list of them :v:[/QUOTE] list of sharethreads? they don't stay up for more than a day usually. 4chan is really transient n shit. that being said I love browsing mu, I find a lot of hidden gem stuff like this [media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k-gImaQt1dE[/media]
I usually find hidden gems through blogs. Mu just baffles me, thanks for mentioning them though :-)
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[img]http://wingmusic.co.nz/img/dancingqueencover.jpg[/img] Truly inspirational... [media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XqBWvmhS-AY[/media]
[img]http://www.newreleasesnow.com/art/Errors--Have-Some-Faith-In-Magic.jpg[/img] Errors - [I]Have Some Faith in Magic[/I] (2012) 8/10 Poor review: Probably a bit premature to be rating it, but I've listened to it about three times now, so I think I have a fair idea of how I'll end up rating it. Great album, finding it surprisingly easy on the ears, despite the fact the music is quite strange. Refreshing to find a Scottish band that doesn't sound Scottish. I guess if there was actually any singing, they might though. I guess I think it's best described as experimental, but the magazine I found it in described it as post-electro, which kind of sounds like it could fit. Parts of it bring Fuck Buttons, Ratatat, and Animal Collective to mind. Some background noise that reminds me of Fuck Buttons, some electronic sounds from Ratatat, and when there are vocals they're all hazy like in Animal Collective, as well as having their sort of psychadelic "this would be good for summer" feel, but still quite cold. So maybe just a Scottish summer. Highlight track would be Barton Spring, which I can't find on Youtube to show you. No bad tracks really. They're all quite good, or at least relaxing to listen to. Tusk is pretty representative of it though. [media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wx0hfEr5uoc[/media] EDIT: Managed to get Barton Spring up on my tumblr: [url]http://tetokolpian.tumblr.com/post/17181874532/errors-barton-spring-have-some-faith-in-magic[/url]
[IMG]http://www.diamandagalas.com/images/discography/stumm83.jpg[/IMG] Diamanda Galás - Plague Mass 5/5 Where do I start with this. Even if I could start i'm not sure what I'd even be able to write about this, because [I]Plague Mass[/I] really is something apart, there is virtually nothing I can compare it to. What we have here is one of the most bizarre albums by a consistently controversial, boundary-pushing artist of great talent. As far as I know, this is essentially a spoken-word/experimental performance criticising the response of the Catholic Church to AIDS in the late 80's/early 90's, among other things. Largely, the tracks are devoid of musical backing, leaving Galás' unsettling and distinctive vocals completely alone with her lyrics. I'd go into the background in which the album was recorded but frankly it's very late and I'm tired, but suffice to say it's every bit as strange as the music. Anyway, this is one of the most brilliant things I've ever heard.
[QUOTE=DesumThePanda;34427304][release][img_thumb]http://rockdirt.com/images/misc/Mastodon_TheHunter.jpg[/img_thumb] [h2]Mastodon - The Hunter[/h2] [B]Genre -[/B] Sludge Metal, Progressive Metal The Hunter takes a sludgier turn than Crack The Skye did. The tracks are shorter, faster, harder hitting, and far more intense. However, this isn't the level of intensity Leviathan, Remission, or Blood Mountain have. It feels far more accessible. It has a lighter production along with a more friendly sound. Tracks like Blasteroid rip your guts out with deathly riffs and intense brum playing while Curl of The Burl is lighter and friendlier in comparison. The album retains it's prog sound to a certain extent, though. The track The Creature Lives has sort of a Pink Floyd vibe to it. All The Heavy Lifting has a catchy hook and an equally catchy chorus. The title track, however, is fairly boring and the more accessible sound may disappoint some fans. [h2]81/100[/h2] It's a nice album and a perfect introduction to those looking to get into Mastodon. It gives a decent feel of their prog and sludge sides and at the same time is a more accessible album. [b][U]FAVORITE TRACKS[/U][/b] [I]Dry Bone Valley All The Heavy Lifting Blasteroid Black Tongue[/I] [highlight][U]LEAST FAVORITE TRACKS[/U][/highlight] [I]The Hunter[/I][/release][/QUOTE] For me it would be favorite tracks: all, least favorite: none. I love that album, Mastodon has never let me down. [img]http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/4/44/Speakenglish.jpg[/img] Last album I listened to was S.O.D. (also known as Stormtroopers of Death)'s album titled Speak English or Die. A very amazing lesser-known hardcore-thrash-punk-whatever album from 1985. My dad actually showed me this one. Very aggressive, has more of a comedic tone in some songs such as Milk and Pre-Menstrual Princess Blues. Has a number of songs under 10 seconds, but that's nothing compared to their original EP, which had 63 tracks and was under 15 minutes long. Overall a great listen. 8/10
[img]http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/8/8e/Can_-_Tago_Mago.jpg[/img] [b]Can - Tago Mago [/b] This album is pretty much one of the heights of experimental music of the 70's. Forget Floyd, forget prog or punk or whatever, Tago Mago is absolutely amazing. Liner notes refer to it as 'this fabulous noise', which is exactly what it is. This is the album that made John Lydon want to start the Sex Pistols. It is the most fucked up thing I think I've heard in a very long time. All improvised, carried by these dreamy, improvised vocals by the 'singer' Damo Suzuki, but so in sync that it is actually ridiculous how well it works. Still getting a grip on this but at the moment its at the very least one of the most shocking albums I've heard and I'm going to slap it with a 9/10. [media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U_iJNgLEDS4[/media] I may also be guilty of dancing around the house while listening to the CD in full as noone was home and its very groovable
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