• Rate The Last Album You Heard
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The last album that I listened to in whole was Ganglion by Saltillo. Fantastic trip-hop with a ton of world and goa influence. 10/10. Right up there with Mezzanine with the best trip-hop albums.
woah didn't realise you liked it [i]that[/i] much. :O I may have to give it another listen.
[QUOTE=AK'z;34800606]woah didn't realise you liked it [i]that[/i] much. :O I may have to give it another listen.[/QUOTE] It's a fantastic album; it unites a massive variety of sounds under trip-hop. [editline]21st February 2012[/editline] right now I'm rocking Tim Hecker's Ravedeath, 1972.
heard this a few days ago [img]http://991.com/newGallery/The-Blue-Nile-Hats-215793.jpg[/img] The Blue Nile - Hats - 1989 [b]A[/b] Was searching for smooth, "sophisticated" pop albums. Came across this, I had heard the name before and possibly a song but never the album. The vocals are pretty damn bewildering. Reminiscent of David Sylvian, in fact the vibe of the record is similar to his records. The difference here is that it's less "art" and more straight forward pop music aimed at the adult contemp generation. Whatever that means. It's every bit as smooth as Donald Fagen's The Nightfly, but needless to say the lack of jazz on this doesn't hold it back. The drums and synths entwine beautifully on each track, and it just grooves. That's all. It's a record best listened to in the evening, with no worries.
[img]http://www.metalkingdom.net/album/cover/d71/7990_rosetta_wake_lift.jpg[/img] Rosetta - Wake/Lift - 2007 [b]B[/b] Got recommended this in the music chat. Only gave it one listen but it's damned good. The overall album is good instrumentally. It drags on a bit at some parts although I'm not a seasoned post-metal/post-rock listener so anyone who listens to post-rock/metal a lot should not have a problem with that. I loved the vocals on this record though. High points: Red in Tooth and Claw, Wake, Monument Low point: Tement Nosce
[release][img]http://community2.metalreview.com/cfs-filesystemfile.ashx/__key/CommunityServer.Discussions.Components.Files/7/5074.Pink-Floyd-TheFinalCut.jpg[/img] [h2]Pink Floyd - The Final Cut[/h2] 8/10 It's more of a Roger Waters album than a Pink Floyd album, so don't expect a typical Floyd album [b]Pros:[/b] -David Gilmour's guitar work is brilliant as always -The lyrics are an interesting insight into Roger's head -Steady instrumentation from Rick Wright, Nick Mason and Roger -The gospel choir in [i]Not Now John[/i] is fucking hilarious -[i]The Post War Dream[/i] and [i]The Gunner's Dream[/i] are both great, moving songs -Roger Waters' Vocals [b]Cons:[/b] -Roger Waters' Vocals -The title track tries to be sad but just sounds pathetic and neurotic -[i]When the Tigers Broke Free[/i] was a missed opportunity for another military track like [i]Bring the Boys Back Home[/i], which is a great little ditty -So much bitching about Margret Thatcher (I know that was the concept, but it was still irritating) [b]Best Tracks:[/b] [i]-Not Now John[/i] [i]-The Gunner's Dream[/i] [i]-The Post War Dream[/i] [b]Worst Tracks:[/b] -[i]The Final Cut[/i] -[i]Get Your Filthy Hands Off My Desert[/i] -[i]The Fletcher Memorial Home[/i] Now listen to [i]Not Now John[/i] [media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CRnQ65J02XA[/media][/release]
Really? The Final Cut's title track is great.
[QUOTE=ThatCrazyGmanV2;34801748]Pros: -Roger Waters' Vocals Cons: -Roger Waters' Vocals [/QUOTE] what.
but Roger just sounds so whiny in it [editline]21st February 2012[/editline] [QUOTE=AK'z;34801767]what.[/QUOTE] it was a joke [editline]21st February 2012[/editline] Roger Waters tends to use Terrigood vocals in his music
[img]http://www.google.co.uk/imgres?q=burial+kindred&um=1&hl=en&client=firefox-a&sa=X&rls=org.mozilla:en-GB:official&biw=1920&bih=917&tbm=isch&tbnid=R3V83XpTXksesM:&imgrefurl=http://dubstep101.com/burial-kindred-ep-out-in-january-on-hyperdub&docid=Fdf8Sp21p-vSwM&imgurl=http://dubstep101.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/burial-kindred-ep.jpg&w=590&h=590&ei=XtNDT5zEEsWh0QWDzqSPDw&zoom=1&iact=hc&vpx=164&vpy=159&dur=559&hovh=225&hovw=225&tx=146&ty=115&sig=113131576930515320245&page=1&tbnh=113&tbnw=113&start=0&ndsp=51&ved=0CEMQrQMwAA[/img] Burial - Kindred I know someone else reviewed it but I give it a 9.9 out of 10 The title track alone I would give a ten, but the following two tracks sounded less crisp which is why I deducted. I probably rate it as his best work so far - astounding production and so subtle.
[QUOTE=DesumThePanda;34800824][img]http://www.metalkingdom.net/album/cover/d71/7990_rosetta_wake_lift.jpg[/img] Rosetta - Wake/Lift - 2007 [b]B[/b] Got recommended this in the music chat. Only gave it one listen but it's damned good. The overall album is good instrumentally. It drags on a bit at some parts although I'm not a seasoned post-metal/post-rock listener so anyone who listens to post-rock/metal a lot should not have a problem with that. I loved the vocals on this record though. High points: Red in Tooth and Claw, Wake, Monument Low point: Tement Nosce[/QUOTE] Best Rosetta album imo. The Galilean Satellites is awesome too but if you thought Wake/Lift was a little long then you would probably find that album even harder to get through. A Determinism of Morality does nothing for me though, still might be worth checking out for you since its their shortest by far.
listened to Kno's Death is Silent album again after neglecting it for about a year. I'll leave the review for now, but that album hits me hard.
11:11 by Mac Lethal Another gold album from Rhymesayers. Certainly one of my favourite rap/hippity hop albums of all time. Quirky, funny, and serious tossed together into a blender. [media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IjGW2hxcbfw[/media] [media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mvtb6WMjBNc[/media]
I like the Original 11:11 Sessions better, its a completely different album despite its name, pick it up if you get the chance. [media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X65IRWU06Ak[/media]
[QUOTE=AK'z;34831364]listened to Kno's Death is Silent album again after neglecting it for about a year. I'll leave the review for now, but that album hits me hard.[/QUOTE] i didn't like it :l lyrics were weak. like clock radio speakers.
John Talabot - [i]f[/i]in [IMG]http://cdn.stereogum.com/files/2012/01/John-Talabot-fIN-608x608.jpg[/IMG] Chill electronica I guess 8.5/10
[QUOTE=vagrant;34842340]i didn't like it :l lyrics were weak. like clock radio speakers.[/QUOTE] I guess the overall mindset of the album gripped me. Also Kno is great at producing inciting beats.
[IMG]http://www.caughtinthecrossfire.com/uploads/2010/12/shit_computer-300x300.jpg[/IMG] [B]Kids and Explosions[/B] - Shit Computer (2010) [B]9.6/10[/B] I have the mumu player to thank for introducing me to this guy, a mashup producer along the lines of Girl Talk, only with a critically different selling point: Instead of simply layering songs in a sort of "party-mashup" a la Girl Talk, Kids and Explosions focuses on stripping the samples to their very core to the point where it becomes irrelevant where the sample was borrowed from. Riffs from songs like Sweet Child o Mine, Is This It and My Iron Lung are shredded and reinvented with a sound that is somehow both glitchy and sublime. The vocal samples are also shredded, often either changing the meaning completely or degrading the lyrics into gibberish vocal sounds (e.g. the Eminem sample in the first track). I think the most unique thing about Kids and Explosions is how much personality he manages to inject into these tracks even while only using a (compared to Girl Talk) much smaller palette of samples without any pitch-shifting, ranging from hilarity (Swear Words) to genuine emotional affection (Slow Song, There Is A Burning Ball of Fire In Outer Space, The Emotional Millionaire). Often it becomes easy to forget that you are purely listening to samples due to how sheerly inventive it is. I hold this album with as high a regard as I can because of its true, unrivaled creativity in its use of samples. It's pay-what-you-want with no minimum, too, so I suggest anyone who isn't insulted by samples get this immediately.
AK'z, Why do you give me tools?
[QUOTE=The Castro;34853812]AK'z, Why do you give me tools?[/QUOTE] Your review was rather short, so he sarcastically rated you 'Useful'. At least that's what I think.
[QUOTE=The Castro;34853812]AK'z, Why do you give me tools?[/QUOTE] because I listened to the album and would have had more to say about it. ironic tool rating.
[release][IMG]http://i39.tinypic.com/24lnfya.jpg[/IMG] [b]Carissa's Wierd - Songs About Leaving[/b] Genre: indie rock In spite of sounding nothing like them, I find this band to be easiest to compare to The Smiths, seeing as how they share a similarly hopeless, yet hopeful atmosphere and mood. Only whereas The Smiths injected their songs with a certain playfulness and a sense of humor and irony, this is consistently bleak and humorless, yet still manages not to come off as a whiny, forced act. Come to think of it, I guess a more apt comparison would be to The Cure's 1980-1982 output. Anyway, it's indie rock(I refuse to use the terms sadcore or slowcore), it makes great use of the violin and piano, there are two vocalists that alternate between singing on separate tracks and joint effort, the atmosphere is highly melancholic, the lyrics are depressing as fuck, it is highly recommended. [video=youtube;oPJw9-uWIRE]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oPJw9-uWIRE[/video] [b]8/10[/b][/release]
Kona Triangle - Sing A New Sapling Into Existence. Genre: Trip Hop Really good album, relaxing as fucking trip hop soundscapes man, you can sit and listen to this and just get completely lost in the atmosphere of the album. A lot like a hybrid between Lambent and Gold Panda, not as experimental as Lambent I'd say but not as energetic as Gold Panda, music definitely made to relax you. 10/10 man it's pretty much my favourite album right now.
[QUOTE=Pierrewithahat;34860264]Kona Triangle - Sing A New Sapling Into Existence. Genre: Trip Hop Really good album, relaxing as fucking trip hop soundscapes man, you can sit and listen to this and just get completely lost in the atmosphere of the album. A lot like a hybrid between Lambent and Gold Panda, not as experimental as Lambent I'd say but not as energetic as Gold Panda, music definitely made to relax you. 10/10 man it's pretty much my favourite album right now.[/QUOTE] I concur, Mango Rubicon is a great track in particular.
[release][h2]Burial Kindred[/h2] [img]http://images.plixid.com/imager/w_500/h_/0401016c7e1c77faa1f0bce08e299ceb.jpg[/img] [h2]A[/h2] The latter two of the three songs on this EP; Loner and Ashtray Wasp are just amazing. Kindred is good, but noticeably weaker than the other two, and it's longer than it needs to be. Ashtray Wasp feels a bit drawn out too, but on the whole this is a really great EP. [/release]
[QUOTE=rokknroll4;34807782]Best Rosetta album imo. The Galilean Satellites is awesome too but if you thought Wake/Lift was a little long then you would probably find that album even harder to get through. A Determinism of Morality does nothing for me though, still might be worth checking out for you since its their shortest by far.[/QUOTE] It's literally the first post metal/rock album I've listened to and it's based off a first listen. [img]http://i.imgur.com/GH1F8.jpg[/img] [b]Christian Mistress[/b] - [i]Possession[/i] - 2012 [B]A-[/B] Heard about this album and gave it a listen. One thing that caught my ear was the fact that it sounds like a NWOBHM album. If someone told me this album was released in 1980 I would believe them. I can best describe their sounds sort of like a Black Sabbath meets Motorhead type of sound since it has some slow, heavy points while the majority consists of fast paced, catchy song playing. The production sounds pretty good too. Although this album brings nothing really new to the table they do use the classic metal sound very well. My only other complaint is that the songs feel a bit samey-samey at some points. Otherwise if you're a fan of NWOBHM you should enjoy this album. High Points: Possession, The Way Beyond, All Abandon, Haunted Hunted, Black to Gold Low point: Pentagram and Crucifix
WZRD - KiD CuDi [IMG]http://planetill.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/WZRD.jpg[/IMG] A departure from what he normally does, make good music. 2-3 bearable tracks on an overall disappointing album, hopefully he will get the message from his fans and go back to rapping. 5/10
[img]http://taomud.files.wordpress.com/2010/08/good-morning-good-night.jpg[/img] Sachiko M, Toshimaru Nakamura & Otomo Yoshihide - Good morning Good night doesn't even sound like music. that's a good thing. I don't know how to rate this sort of thing really, I need more time with onkyo
Syven - Aikaintaite (2012): [IMG]http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-n6-WERL9K_4/TtrSV6MQy8I/AAAAAAAABTI/Q96BA_h4A7w/s1600/syven.jpg[/IMG] 8/10 Some gorgeous ritualistic sounding drone music mixed in with lush ambient soundscapes, overall it's one incredible atmospheric journey with brilliant soaring vocals that resonate through the abyss that is most of the tracks on this album. It may appear a tad repetitious however the use of such just strengthens the ritual-like incantations of this sound and once the instrumentation of a given track really start kicking it's one cathartic experience to say the least. The riffs here are absolutely sublime and I haven't heard a production nearly as good on a metal album in quite awhile. Brilliant stuff, one of the best albums I've heard this year so far. [B]The Good: [/B] Unique Sound, Incredible Riffs, Great Vocals, Atmospheric, Ambient, Epic, Vibrant, Beautiful, Cathartic [B]The Bad:[/B] Repetitious, Drawn Out, Pointless Segues, Tracks Lacking Variation, Monotone Sections [B]Favorite Track[/B] = "Ne jotka selviävät talvistamme"
[img]http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/9/9e/A_City_Dressed_in_Dynamite_album_cover.jpg[/img] I enjoyed it a lot more than I should have. It has a good quality all the way through in my opinion. So I'll give it an 8.5/10
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