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[img]http://rjominn.is/wp-content/static/2010/11/avey-tare-down-there-cover-art.jpg[/img] Avey Tare - Down There I really like this album, I thought it would sound like Animal Collectives later albums, but it has a totally different feel to it. Some tracks like "Cemetaries" take you to a swamp like feel, almost haunting. This track reminds me a lot of "Loch Raven" from Animal Collectives "Feels" album, and that is one of my favourite albums. Avey Tare makes subtle noise into great music, that's why I really like this album. My favourite tracks are "Ghost of Books", "Cemetaries", "Oliver Twist" and "Heather in the Hospital". 8.5/10
[img_thumb]http://f0.bcbits.com/z/40/45/4045449595-1.jpg[/img_thumb] [B]kitty pryde - haha im sorry[/B] It's satirical bratwave hipster-hop. All of her work is full of references to indie music and culture staples and her persona is easily the most interesting out of any rapper out there. For some, it will be quite an adjustment and if you guys hate it, then I do not blame you because it isn't for everyone (just for people who you know... enjoy fun things). Also everyone really does only listen to her music cause they kinda wanna fuck her. [B]10/10 [/B]Also sample: [video=youtube;XcvSQ5m05bY]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XcvSQ5m05bY[/video] I may just go make a thread about her.
[QUOTE=Steel_Bottoms;36948194][IMG]http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-yWBOyFmycPE/TjSjq1yhGvI/AAAAAAAAAm4/cskMRlVFqME/s400/MF+Doom-+Operation+Doomsday.jpg[/IMG] [B]MF Doom - Operation Doomsday[/B] The rapper's persona as a supervillian really adds to the lyrical style, and makes him really stand out to other rap artists - even to other underground rappers. The use of skits that sample vintage Dr. Doom cartoons also really add to the atmosphere. [U]Highlights:[/U] Doomsday - The chill beat and vocals from Pebbles the invisible girl really make this the best song on the album, and so do the obscure yet clever lyrics and the one-of-a-kind rapping style. Rhymes Like Dimes - Love the psychedelic feel to the song from the sample, and the complex, fast-paced rapping really goes in together very well. Who You Think I Am - The aggressive, hardcore rap lyrics to the song are pretty sick, and all of the featured rappers really make the song. Worst Song: The Mic - The drums are very obnoxious and unfitting, and practically make it sound pretty poor. The only weak song on the whole album. [B]Rating: 9.5/10[/B][/QUOTE] i liked Mmm... Food a lot more than this.
[img_thumb]http://www.mostlyjunkfood.com/treats/2012/07/frankocean-ChannelOrange1.jpg[/img_thumb] Frank Ocean - Channel Orange Honestly, Frank Ocean is my favorite crew member from OFWGKTA, his R&B style may not be what a lot of people are into, but I think his music is just pretty damn good he has a nice sound to his voice and interesting lyrics. The album starts out strong with a simple intro consisting of various video game samples, including the PS1 intro sound which was a nostalgia trip in and of itself. It leads into some great songs, I wondered why the hell John Mayer was on the album but I found out he just used some instrumental stuff for that track, it's honestly one of the best albums I've listened to this year from Super Rich Kids with Earl Sweatshirt to Pilot Jones, the album didn't disappoint. Rating: 9/10 Even though I don't think arbitrary ratings really matter.
The Queenstons - Figurehead Remastered [img_thumb]http://f0.bcbits.com/z/42/45/4245083562-1.jpg[/img_thumb] This one is probably my favorite Lapfox album right now. Easy 9/10. The vocal processing might annoy some people but it kinda grows on you over time. The instrumentals are great and it includes some extra stuff, vocal tracks, other remasters, etc.
I'm doing the SWANS mission too. And to be quite honest [sp]I like it[/sp]. So here are small reviews of the albums I've heard thus far. [img]http://www.recordsale.de/cdpix/s/swans-filth(3).jpg[/img] [b] SWANS - Filth[/b] Genre: Industrial, chunky-stuff. One of the most brutal and violent sounding albums I have ever heard. Very unnerving and almost frightening. I feel like it could be one of those albums you show people who listen to "brutal" bands like Cannibal Corpse. It's a very simple album in that it's really just violent sound after violent sound turning into a rhythm over Michael Gira's guttural vocals. It's really great. [b]8/10[/b] - Does what it tries to achieve and I see no flaws for it. Highlights: Stay Here (an amazing track), Freak, Weakling, Sensitive Skin [img]http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-MLJyBY5jiek/TXHh4cYstfI/AAAAAAAAAac/SEFh0iRGgkY/s1600/swans%2Bcop.jpeg[/img] [b]SWANS - Cop[/b] Genre: Industrial, less chunky After being really into Filth this was a little uninteresting. Nothing really stood out. I feel it's one I should probably go back and listen to at another time, but at first glance it didn't stick with me at all. [b]3/10[/b] - There were some songs I liked, but I can't really remember why. Highlights: Half-Life, Cop, Thug [img]http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m7mkwwvBUb1r6v6bdo1_1343066762_cover.jpg[/img] [b]SWANS - Greed[/b] Genre: Gothic-like, Industrial, I don't even know I had a similar time with Greed as I did with Cop. It was good, but a lot of it was forgettable and just repetitive noise. It seems that I liked the first half of the album a lot more than I did the last portion. There's a lot more piano on this album and with the addition of a female band member, waling. It's got a spooky atmosphere I'll have to go back and listen to it. [b]6/10[/b] Highlights: Fool, Anything For You, Nobody [img]http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-0avCQrmx51M/ThE92M4jT2I/AAAAAAAAANY/qat45760PiU/s1600/2720183-swans-holy-money.jpg[/img] [b]SWANS - Holy Money[/b] Genre: Gothic-like, Industrial, I still don't even know. This and Greed go hand in hand. Kind of Brother/Sister. Holy Money, I think is a lot better. It's got stronger atmosphere than Greed and it's a lot more memorable. There's still a lot of usage with piano and wailing. Jarboe has an entire song in which she sings and it's really ominous and desperate sounding, I like it a lot. "A Screw (Holy Money)" is a great and disturbing song about depraving yourself for money in very unflattering ways, it's also very funky. The closing song "Coward" is interesting to say the least with it's lyrics like "Stick a knife in me and walk away." and "I'm worthless" repeated over and over. Holy Money is a very loathsome album and it's one of my favorite SWANS albums so far. [b]8/10[/b] Highlights: A Hanging, You Need Me, A Screw (Holy Money), Coward [img]http://expresswaytoyourskull.files.wordpress.com/2010/07/164326976_ce582bf46a.jpg[/img] [b]SWANS - Children of God[/b] Genre: Everything old and new This is really a culmination of all previous SWANS stuff and their matured sound. It's as disturbing and dark as their previous albums but it's a lot cleaner and rhythmic. It's an easier listen but the song writing isn't poppy for that, it's just better. Ideas and atmosphere are conveyed a lot more. I'm starting to notice a theme of spiritual struggle with Michael Gira with this album. Children of God is their longest album so far and I think it might be their best as well, so far. [b]8/10[/b] Highlights: New Mind, In My Garden, Trust Me, Beautiful Child, Blind Love, Our Love Lies, Blackmail
I wanted to review Soundtracks For The Blind and Swans Are Dead soon but I've listened to them both a few times and I've still barely scratched the surface. Cool to see you're taking on their daunting discography too.
I heard good things of The Seer leak and it got me excited but I thought I should listen to their history first to really appreciate it. I did it with Boris this year too.
[img]http://img.icili.com/mule/2902605/2902605_1.jpg[/img] Touhou instrumental funk metal (which is actually much better than it sounds) There's really not much to say about this. It's a touhou metal album, which will put people off straight away, but it's actually pretty good funk metal (although it loses the funk influences a little in the middle) 7/10
[QUOTE=Take_Opal;36957862]I heard good things of The Seer leak and it got me excited but I thought I should listen to their history first to really appreciate it. I did it with Boris this year too.[/QUOTE] I should really listen to Boris, I listened to like the first 10-20 minutes of Absolutego and didn't really get it but I've loved what I've heard from Flood, Feedbacker, and Pink, which admittedly hasn't been much.
[QUOTE=hugarh;36958214][img]http://img.icili.com/mule/2902605/2902605_1.jpg[/img] Touhou instrumental funk metal (which is actually much better than it sounds) There's really not much to say about this. It's a touhou metal album, which will put people off straight away, but it's actually pretty good funk metal (although it loses the funk influences a little in the middle) 7/10[/QUOTE] You should've mentioned that it has a metal version of Miles Davis' So What. I'm probably going to give this album a listen at some point.
[QUOTE=rokknroll4;36960645]I should really listen to Boris, I listened to like the first 10-20 minutes of Absolutego and didn't really get it but I've loved what I've heard from Flood, Feedbacker, and Pink, which admittedly hasn't been much.[/QUOTE] should have got advice for how to start listening to them instead of jumping head first into a realm of slugs fucking each other :-)
[QUOTE=AK'z;36960980]should have got advice for how to start listening to them instead of jumping head first into a realm of slugs fucking each other :-)[/QUOTE] Oh I know, my first experience with Absolutego was a random misclick on youtube or something.
[QUOTE=WeekendWarrior;36946710][img]http://assets2.subpop.com/assets/images/main/4516.jpg[/img] [B]Blitzen Trapper - Furr (2008)[/B] [i]Furr[/i] is an incredibly upbeat album from the Oregon based quintet Blitzen Trapper that seeks to blend Country and Folk with a poppy attitude and produces a solid release. The record announces itself well in the opening track, [i]Sleepytime in the Western World[/i], the songs that follow announce themselves in a similar fashion. Loud but welcoming. The albums follows a theme of nature and contains various ''woody'' imagery littered amongst its tracklist. This theme and the imagery is emphasised by the album's aesthetics on the album cover, the band's name seemingly carved into a tree adorns the front and the face of a bear is carved onto the opposite side. The third song is where the album begins to truly take off and is named [URL="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bqtlcHiSHTE"]Furr[/URL] which follows a teenager's journey into a forest and evolves into a folkish tale of transformation and love. The album maintains this poppy folk sound until it begins to slow down in its seventh track, [i]Black River Killer[/i], a tale of murder, an escape from the law and a search for redemption in the state of Oregon. The album starts bearing the fruits of its country influence in [i]Not Your Lover[/i] onwards, the only exceptions to this blossoming of country are the ninth and tenth tracks, [i]Love U[/i] and [i]War on Machines[/i] (respectively) which revisit the folk sound that kicked off the album. Furr is a mainly acoustic record, the tracks are fuelled by fine guitar work and find themselves occasionally intertwined with some well placed synth. The synths are a fine addition and help to add some variation and a modern twist to an album that steeps itself in influences of Folk and Country. To wrap this up, I give this album a solid 4 stars for it's stand out tracks and it use of themes and imagery, the one thing the album lacked was consistency, it feels patchy at times and some songs can take a while to grow on you. Despite it's shortcomings is is definitely one to be replayed, especially on an Autumn's dusk. [b]Final Rating:[/b] [img]http://i.imgur.com/ohEWC.png[/img][/QUOTE] "Love U" is incredible. Great album. Also this thread seems to have improved vastl since I was here last.
[QUOTE=AK'z;36960980]should have got advice for how to start listening to them instead of jumping head first into a realm of slugs fucking each other :-)[/QUOTE] [t]http://img684.imageshack.us/img684/9636/borish.jpg[/t] This is relevant
[QUOTE=hugarh;36961422][t]http://img684.imageshack.us/img684/9636/borish.jpg[/t] This is relevant[/QUOTE] And it is relevant to my interests as well. Haven't really given Boris a chance yet.
[QUOTE=Hakita;36961440]And it is relevant to my interests as well. Haven't really given Boris a chance yet.[/QUOTE] Basically, anything on the left side of that is pretty easy to get into, but the stuff on the right is harder, and the order it gives is a pretty good one
[QUOTE=hugarh;36961422][t]http://img684.imageshack.us/img684/9636/borish.jpg[/t] This is relevant[/QUOTE] Holy shit there needs to be more of these for bands
[QUOTE=Gar~;36961493]Holy shit there needs to be more of these for bands[/QUOTE] [url=http://mu-flowcharts.blogspot.co.uk/]It's one of the better things to have come from /mu/[/url]
The Megas - History Repeating 10/10, holy shit I did not expect it to be that good [editline]27th July 2012[/editline] The sudden lightning riff between the first two tracks came out of nowhere and blew me away
[QUOTE=hugarh;36961422][t]http://img684.imageshack.us/img684/9636/borish.jpg[/t] This is relevant[/QUOTE] So if you don't love Akuma, you should skip Pink and s/t?
[QUOTE=hugarh;36961519][url=http://mu-flowcharts.blogspot.co.uk/]It's one of the better things to have come from /mu/[/url][/QUOTE] The Elliott Smith one makes me wanna cry, no way is it that confusing to get into Elliott Smith. [editline]27th July 2012[/editline] [img_thumb]http://img401.imageshack.us/img401/3394/brandnew.jpg[/img_thumb] Why [editline]27th July 2012[/editline] [url]http://img20.imageshack.us/img20/7008/beefheart.jpg[/url] What the fuck
[QUOTE=rokknroll4;36961869]The Elliott Smith one makes me wanna cry, no way is it that confusing to get into Elliott Smith. [editline]27th July 2012[/editline] [img_thumb]http://img401.imageshack.us/img401/3394/brandnew.jpg[/img_thumb] Why [editline]27th July 2012[/editline] [url]http://img20.imageshack.us/img20/7008/beefheart.jpg[/url] What the fuck[/QUOTE] it's done by 4Chan, did you really expect it to make sense? They're meant to be taken with a pinch of salt [editline]27th July 2012[/editline] [QUOTE=AK'z;36961791]So if you don't love Akuma, you should skip Pink and s/t?[/QUOTE] See it less as a concrete "Listen to them in this order" and more of an easy entry point. It saves you listening to Absolutego first
I listened to Akuma No Uta first and loved it then decided to do the Chronological thing with Absolutego+ next.
[IMG]http://i50.tinypic.com/5uloo0.jpg[/IMG] [b]Pulp - Separations[/b] Genre: Alternative rock, art pop A step in the right direction for a band that was still very much in development and very much far from perfect at this point. Side A(tracks 1-5) is decent but not particularly memorable, side B(tracks 6-9) is such a vast improvement over everything Pulp did up to that point that I feel that it would have been smarter and would have had more of an impact if the tracks comprising it were released as an EP. "Countdown" and "My Legendary Girlfriend" are absolutely fantastic pop songs. All in all, Separations is a well-formed if ultimately non-essential Pulp album, one that I would still recommend to people based on the strength of its B-side alone. [b]7/10[/b] On an effeminate English 90s bands binge, oh yeah. [IMG]http://i45.tinypic.com/25tdmd0.jpg[/IMG] [b]Suede - Suede[/b] One of the most ridiculously hyped English bands of the 90s and one of the few ridiculously hyped English bands that were actually good. At its best when it's at its angstiest, at its most pretentious, most grandiose, most self-indulgent. "Animal Nitrate" and "Pantomime Horse" are personal highlights. Wonderfully energetic and over the top most of the time, good album would bang. [b]8/10[/b]
Harakiri - 6/10. It's starting to grow on me, but I have a hard time listening to "Figure it Out." Serj can do a lot better lyrically than "CEOs are the disease."
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Get Up With It is for ambient fans bro. It's a great album too, probably his most soothing behind Bitches Brew. [editline]29th July 2012[/editline] liking the style :quagmire:
who listens to non-classical music hahaaaaaaaaaa [img]http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/4105JV5DMDL._SL500_AA300_.jpg[/img] the 21st piano concerto is one of the most enjoyable pieces of classical music I have yet to hear. it makes me feel pleased with the universe and everything. I've only listened to number 22 once but it's almost as good. [img]http://content.answcdn.com/main/content/img/amg/classical_albums/cov200/cl400/l465/l46526vj01b.jpg[/img] fucking awesome. I'm finding that piano + strings is probably my favourite form of classical music, or the most accesible to me, whether it's in the symphonic form like the Mozart album above or a small chamber ensemble, and actually chamber music itself is another favourite thing of mine. hearing individual instruments is so much more intimate and personal sounding, and definitely less intimidating to a relative beginner like me. i can see why this is considered one of Brahms' best works. the way the melody floats from one instrument to another, through different variations and such is um cool [b]how the fuck do I rate things like this[/b]
[img]http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51NWuLnjtzL._SL500_SS500_.jpg[/img] [b]SWANS - The Burning World[/b] What. [b]2/10[/b] [editline]29th July 2012[/editline] How do you do that formatting Hakita? It seems like an ordeal to produce, but the technical side of it interests me.
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