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09-24-2009, 12:14 AM
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Nile - Those Whom the Gods Detest 9/10

Excellent album, as always from Nile.

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09-24-2009, 12:18 PM
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Killswitch Engage - Killswitch Engage (2009)
9.5/10

There is just something about this band that makes we want to listen to them over and over. This is their newest release and has a little bit of everything for everyone.

The riffs are tasty and the lyrics and singing are on point.

I know there are some fans of this band that probably think they are mellowing out but they just keep getting better and better in my opinion.

For those who don't know who this band is...their song "Reckoning" is on Madden 10.

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09-24-2009, 08:22 PM
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Hospice - The Antlers. 10/10 Album of the year candidate for me.

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09-25-2009, 01:49 AM
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Snow Patrol/Eyes Open: this is competent but very bland stuff--6/10

The Cure/Staring at the Sea: best of collection: Smith needs more speeds on his metronome, but hard to quibble with the results--8.5/10

Bryan Ferry/As Time Goes By: Roxy Music seems a long ways away, but he's got the perfectly flawed voice for standards--8/10

Antonio Carlos Jobim/Brasileira: classic bossa nova by the master of the genre--9.5/10

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09-28-2009, 05:32 AM
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Muse - Origin of Symmetry - 8.5/10

Kind of sporadic, but the music is never stale or predictable like their latest effort. Thoroughly enjoyable album and a must-buy for any fan of contemporary rock music.

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10-11-2009, 10:14 PM
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The Mooney Suzuki - Electric Sweat - 8/10

Textbook underground rock. Simple music with lots of energy that's fairly easy to dance to. It's one of those albums you have to be in the right mood to listen to, but I enjoyed it.

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10-12-2009, 10:36 PM
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Straight Brazilian streak:

Djavan/Ao Vivo: inventive jazzy, poppy singer songwriter live in Rio and Sao Paulo;
Akundum/Akundois: Brazilian reggae;
Egberto Gismonti--Charlie Haden/Live in Montreal: Brazilian jazz guitarist with a lot rainforest in his sound;
Baden Powell/Afro Sambas: Brazililan jazz guitarist with a lot of African rhythm in his sound;
Roberto Silveira/Noite Clara: Brazillian jazz guitarist with a lot Pat Metheny in his sound;
Badi Assad/Chameleon: Brazilian guitarist with a lot of classical chops in her sound; great cover of While My Guitar Gently Weeps;
Nando Lauria/Points of View: Brazilian percussionist, formerly with Pat Metheny; great cover of If I Fell;
Milton Nascimento/Angelus: legendary Brazilian singer at the top of his game, great cover of Hello, Goodbye.

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10-13-2009, 06:13 AM
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Killswitch Engage - Killswitch Engage (2009)
9.5/10

There is just something about this band that makes we want to listen to them over and over. This is their newest release and has a little bit of everything for everyone.

The riffs are tasty and the lyrics and singing are on point.

I know there are some fans of this band that probably think they are mellowing out but they just keep getting better and better in my opinion.

For those who don't know who this band is...their song "Reckoning" is on Madden 10.
I've always enjoyed this band to some extent. Nothing spectacular but good riffing and stuf..

But that latest release never had me hooked at all.. a few good songs but nothing else.

Baroness - Blue Record

This was a pleasant surprise to me, I didnt buy much into the hype from their last record but this one blew me away.

9/10

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10-13-2009, 09:54 AM
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Rodrigo y Gabriella the new album is titled 11:11

I love the concept of the album, which is how it got its name 11 songs from 11 people who have influenced them or guitar music. Songs are dedicated to the likes of Al Dimeola, Paco DeLucia, Jimi Hendrix etc.

Great accoutic guitar music as per usual from these two. What is cool this time is that there is some electric guitar mixed in including an appereance by Testaments Alex Skolnick. They also go into detail of explaning the meaning of each song and who it is dedicated to and give a few album titles of that person that they recommend.

8/10

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10-13-2009, 11:12 PM
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Pat Metheny/Charlie Haden/Beyond the Missouri Sky—great late night jazz album; should not be played before 2 :00 AM--10/10
Old post, but this is perhaps the album I have listened to more often than any other. "The Moon Is A Harsh Mistress" is incredible. Metheny is my favorite guitarist, and Haden is great on the bass. Whenever I feel like I've stayed up way too late, I hit this album and enjoy falling asleep.

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10-18-2009, 07:50 AM
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Queens of the Stone Age - Songs for the Deaf - 9/10 - Definitely their finest album overall. The songs are diverse enough that they never grate but never feel out of sync with one another. The opening couple of tracks are a bit beyond my tastes, but Josh Homme is a surprisingly good songrwiter, and Nick Oliveri is a fun bass player to listen to when he lets loose. I wish he would re-join the band.

Coldplay - X & Y - 3.5/10 - A remarkable album in that it's wholly unremarkable. Outside of "Fix You," the album has a real lack of emotion, almost like they made an album just to piddle around in a recording studio. It's by far the weakest album of their discography to this point, and thankfully they bounced back strong with Viva La Vida.


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10-18-2009, 03:08 PM
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Queens of the Stone Age - Songs for the Deaf - 9/10 - Definitely their finest album overall. The songs are diverse enough that they never grate but never feel out of sync with one another. The opening couple of tracks are a bit beyond my tastes, but Josh Homme is a surprisingly good songrwiter, and Nick Oliveri is a fun bass player to listen to when he lets loose. I wish he would re-join the band.
Homme kicked him out for beating his girlfriend I beliece. They're apparently still good friends (Homme and Oliveri) but he has to get invited back if he ever has a chance of rejoining.

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10-26-2009, 08:00 PM
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I'm not an experienced music guy or anything, but has anybody here heard Night Piece from Shugo Tokumaru? It's the first Japanese album I've heard that I've really liked. Are there many others?

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Rin Toshîte Shigure - Just a Moment [8.8/10] - A very highly recommended album from a three-piece Japanese band that I suppose would be classified somewhere between indie, post-hardcore and punk. Instrumentation is great - they can really play their instruments - as is the production. I don't know what the hell they're saying because I don't speak Japanese, but it doesn't matter... The sound is awesome. The vocals seem strange at first, since (as a review I read said) both the male guitarist and the female bass player seem to be singing an octave above their natural singing range... But oddly, it enhances the music rather than bringing it down. There are a lot of cookie cutter bands in the J-rock scene who try to mimic American pop punk bands, so it can be hard to find J-rock bands who are not only enjoyable but also unique, but Rin Toshîte Shigure is one of the rare few.



(Toshîte should just have a normal "i" but the censor doesn't let me type that.)
Shareefruck--You might try this though it is the polar opposite of your guy.

My daughter, who has been a huge fan of his for years, took me to a Gackt concert (Requiem and Reminisence) when I visited her in Japan. His pop tends to be very schlocky (with exceptions) but his light metal is very good and his concerts are spectacular mixed media events.

Here's two cuts from the same show that we saw in December in Tokyo:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S-tMq6M54uA

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IREOE...om=PL&index=15


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11-05-2009, 03:54 PM
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Sitting in a cafe on campus at the moment, and Wish You Were Here is playing. Wish You Were Here (both the album and the song) rates an easy 10/10.

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11-05-2009, 06:58 PM
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I've come across Gackt before (a while ago though, before I started listening to stuff) and something about him annoyed me too much to take him seriously (probably his image/he seems to have an ridiculous ego?) I don't know.. I'll give it another shot.
Keep away from the pop stuff, which is terrible, except for "u+k," one of his concert closers, which I find catchy as can be, though the dancing kitties might be way too much for you.

Especially lately, the light metal or whatever the hell it is, has been very good, at least the stuff that he played on the "Requiem and Reminiscence II" tour (his concerts in terms of production and sensual impact are in the Bowie, Genesis, Floyd class). But, yeah, there is a lot dreck to avoid; on the other hand, he may actually be getting better with age.

Nice to see that Loveless didn't disappoint.


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Billie Holliday:The Billie Holliday Story--towards the end of her career when she was ****ed up but still great anyway 10/10
Bill Evans: With Symphony Orchestra--another great late night jazz album 10/10
Sigur Ros: Agaetus Byrjun--don't think that this album will ever age 10+/10
Os Mutantes: Everything Is Possible--Brazilian pschedelic rock from the '60s 7/10
George Harrison: Brainwashed--just a really nice laid back unpretentious rock album 7.5/10

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Wow, I just saw that Gackt was the vocalist for Malice Mizer. For some reason I never knew it, strange. Anyways...

The Gathering - Souvenirs: 10/10 What can I say really. Best album of the decade? IMO, yes. I struggle to see any argument against it. Perfect in any way, and my favourite singing performance ever.

Camera Obscura - My Maudlin Career: 6/10 For some reason this album just becomes worse everytime I listen to it. Usually I don't like all the tracks at first, so some always seem uninteresting... But not only it doesn't change, but the few standouts it has sound less and less impressing.

Regina Spektor - Begin to Hope: 8/10. My latest find, and so far I'm digging it. This album only really has one standout in Après Moi, but what a standout it is. The rest may not live up to this gem, but it doesn't have any glaring weakness either, so it's still getting a lot of plays.

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11-24-2009, 08:56 AM
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John Mayer - Battle Studies - 4/10 -Boring and repetitive, like he took the three or four songs off "Continuum" that I didn't like and made it into an album. He even managed to make "Crossroads" into a bad song. He needs to stop trying to make pop music and play to his strengths (no pun intended): make a real blues album, John, the world will thank you for it.

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11-24-2009, 11:17 AM
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Miles Davis/Saturday Night at the Blackhawk--great live album 8.5/10
Gabriel Faure/Requiem--hauntingly beautiful throughout 10+/10
Paul McCartney/Flaming Pie--his best solo work 9/10
Alpha Blondy/Best of--from the Ivory Coast, best reggae band outside of Jamaica 8.5/10
Trio da Paz--Black Orpheus--genre shaping music from the classic Brazilian film played by an excellent jazz trio 8.5/10

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Wiz Khalifa - Deal or No Deal - 8/10

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Powerman 5000 - Somewhere on the Other Side of Nowhere (8/10)

A definite improvement from their last album and closer to Tonight the Stars Revolt, Anyone for Doomsday, and Transform. Unfortunately, it is quite short and only includes 9 songs (2 are interludes) and the last one is a direct lift from their first album The Blood Splat Rating System (I don't care for their early styling). Of those 8 I'd say 6 are quite good or great.

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Another overkill post, but I don't remember to post in these often enough.

First Impressions on everything I've tried in the last couple of months (5 is indifference, and anything higher I liked)

The Chemical Brothers
9 Surrender
8 Dig Your Own Hole
7 Exit Planet Dust
7 We Are The Night
6 Come With Us
6 Push the Button


The Cure
10 Disintegration
9 Wish
7 Pornography
6 Seventeen Seconds
6 Faith
5 Bloodflowers


Stereolab
8 Emperor Tomato Ketchup
7 Mars Audic Quintet
7 Transient Random Noise Bursts With Announcements
6 Dots and Loops


The Knife
9 Deep Cuts
8 Silent Shout
6 The Knife


Yeah Yeah Yeahs
8 It's Blitz
7 Fever to Tell
6 Show Your Bones


Kool Keith
8 Dr. Octagonacologyst (Dr. Octagon)
7 Critical Beatdown (Ultramagnetic MCs)
5 Sex Style (Kool Keith)
5 The Four Horsemen (Ultramagnetic MCs)


Godspeed You Black Emperor!
9 Lift Your Skinny Fists Like Antennas To the Sky
8 F#A# (infinity)


Joanna Newsom
9 Milk-Eyed Mender
8 Ys.


Air
7 Talkie Walkie
5 Moon Safari


Junior Boys
7 So This is Goodbye
6 Last Exit


The Microphones
8 The Glow: Part II
5 Mount Eerie


8 Cross (Justice)
8 Enter the Wu-tang (The Wu-tang Clan)
7 Anniemal (Annie)
7 Album (Girls)
7 Oracular Spectacular (MGMT)
7 Gulag Orkestar (Beirut)
7 Vegas (Crystal Method)
7 Dummy (Portishead)
7 Person Pitch (Panda Bear)
7 It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back (Public Enemy)
6 Abraxas (Santana)
6 Maxinquaye (Tricky)
6 Extraordinary Machine (Fiona Apple)
6 Hot Fuss (The Killers)
6 Bows and Arrows (The Walkmen)
6 Night Piece (Shugo Tokumaru)
6 Ready to Die (Notorious BIG)
6 It's Never Been Like That (Phoenix)
5 Writer's Block (Peter Bjorn and John)
5 Franz Ferdinand (Franz Ferdinand)
5 Automatic For the People (REM)
5 Illmatic (Nas)
5 Echoes (The Rapture)
4 The Marshall Mathers LP (Eminem)
3 The Airborne Toxic Effect ("")


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Just discovered that EPs can actually be good.

My Bloody Valentine
8 Isn't Anything (not EP, but somehow I had no idea this album existed until recently)
7 Glider
6 Ecstasy
6 Tremelo
6 Strawberry Wine
6 You Made Me Realise
5 Feed Me With Your Kiss
4 This is Your Bloody Valentine
2 Geek!


The Arcade Fire
7 The Arcade Fire

Interpol
7 The Black EP
6 Precipitate
6 Interpol
5 Fukd ID 3


Animal Collective
7 People
6 Fall Be Kind


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The Beatles - Let it Be...Naked: 7.4/10
Animal Collective - Fall Be Kind: 6/10
Dinosaur Jr. - You're Living All Over Me: 8.5/10
Dinosaur Jr. - Bug: 7.2/10
Grizzly Bear - Yellow House: 7.2/10
Interpol - Antics: 5/10
R.E.M. - Green: 7.5/10
Slint - Spiderland: 7.2/10
The Stooges - Fun House: 8.5/10
Sufjan Stevens - Michigan: 7/10
Them Crooked Vultures - Them Crooked Vultures - 4/10
Tim Buckley - Stairsailor - 8/10

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