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Old 05-18-2009, 07:23 AM   #21 (permalink)
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I can understand your reasons for preferring Killers over the self titled. I think Killers was the stronger album musically and the production seemed that little bit slicker and better suited to their sound. Killers did certainly do more to pave the way for what would become their trademark sound, the self titled is much different.

For me though the self titled edged it and is my favourite of the Di'anno albums. For all its flaws I just think it has the better songs. Actually as a simple collection of songs, not factoring in anything else at all into my opinion, I may even go as far as to say it was Maidens best album. I love to hear them play stuff off the first album live, even to this day.
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Old 05-18-2009, 03:09 PM   #22 (permalink)
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Mission of Burma
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I got hold of this album myself about a week back. I liked what I heard (you're definitely right about how it all clicks so well) but I didn't really give it a proper listen - should probably give it another go soonish.
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Old 05-21-2009, 09:30 AM   #23 (permalink)
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I got hold of this album myself about a week back. I liked what I heard (you're definitely right about how it all clicks so well) but I didn't really give it a proper listen - should probably give it another go soonish.
Mission of Burma is weird with me, I love it whenever I hear it, but I'm rarely in the mood to listen to them.
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Old 05-24-2009, 02:59 AM   #24 (permalink)
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First album I ever owned, responsible for a big part in me turning out as who I am. i never get tired of it!
you may consider trying out their first album, "Gordon". It's a bit quirky and more "bare", if you will, but has some of my favorite songs of theirs.
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Old 05-27-2009, 12:08 PM   #25 (permalink)
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DJ Spooky - Under the Influence

I picked this up probably around the time it came out in 2001. I knew of DJ Spooky but I think this was the first album/mix of his that I picked up. It was in one of those new release feature areas at Wherehouse Music, or maybe it was still called Blockbuster Music at the time. I was really into electronic dance music at the time, mostly house and drum n bass.

To summarize, this is an excellent mix of drum n bass, breaks, hip-hop, trip-hop, etc. It opened my eyes to some new artists that I'd never heard before. There are a few DJ Spooky-produced or remixed tracks on here, but it's mostly other people's material in a seamless and very creative mix. Here are a few of the artists included: Moby, FSOL, Amon Tobin, Hive, Mixmaster Mike, Antipop Consortium, Mike Ladd, Saul Williams, Sonic Youth. I'm playing this now and still enjoy it immensely, it's still my favorite DJ Spooky release to this day.
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