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Old 05-22-2009, 08:27 AM   #111 (permalink)
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Yes you do man I have been waiting like a month for my Heaven Shall Burn review =[
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Old 05-22-2009, 09:58 AM   #112 (permalink)
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Can you wait another two weeks?
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Old 05-25-2009, 09:30 AM   #113 (permalink)
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LOVELESS MY BLOODY VALENTINE



It didnít take me weeks to write this review because Iíve been too busy with everyday life, anybody I know can assure you thatís never an issue. When I realized the challenge of critically analyzing my absolute album of all time, I shyed away from the responsibility. I thought I could never do it. Ever tried writing a review of your favourite album ever? It ends up being exactly what nobody wants it to be: over indulged, pretentious, selfish, biased bull****. And thatís exactly what this is.

Youíve heard it all before: Loveless is the greatest album of the 90s, a sonic masterpiece, an ethereal experience, a transcendent work of art; the best technical album to ever be released. Then you listen to the album and, unless you are able to satisfy a daunting number of factors, you donít see what the fuzz is about. Indeed, you hear the fuzz, a whole bunch of noise, and you canít make out any of the lyrics. The first time, the album feels like five people are playing the same power chords for over 40 minutes. Most likely you wonít even get to the end. The rhythms are robotic, sometimes nonexistent - thereís no reason for you to give a crap. The album isnít offering you anything. No matter what people tell you, you just donít hear it.

These are the reasons why everyone else likes it. Most peopleís first experience with Loveless is that of a regular album. You know how that goes: your friend tells you this album is great, and critics tell you itís great, so you buy it and you assume that serviceable speakers and/or earbuds/headphones will do. If itís good, it should stand out on itís own, afterall. And then you hear the high-pitched wailing of Only Shallow, Touched, I Only Said - all the songs are treble charged and practically unlistenable. You drop the album, labelling it ďI donít get it,Ē and going on with your life. A small percentage of those people will return to the album after hearing that constant listens will change everything, especially when better equipment is used to listen to it. An even smaller percentage of those people will take that advice and re-listen to the album. If they are lucky, they will be part of the even smaller number of people who crank the volume and let the album absolutely smother them; they feel like theyíre within a coccoon, a womb, and itís the end of the world.

Loveless is a world on itís own - there are side streets and dark corners to explore. Thematically, Loveless is the constant battle between ugly and beauty. Bilinda Butcherís soft, velvety, unintelligible voice is flanked by Kevin Shieldís hideous guitar. Side 1 (Only Shallow to I Only Said) is the battle itself, and Side 2 (Come in Alone to Soon) is ugly and beauty co-existing - the aftermath. The battle climaxes with Sometimes, a track that has nearly brought me to tears a few times.

Do this next time youíre listening to Loveless: get regular speakers and play any of the songs. As the song plays, turn your head one way - what do you hear? Suddenly the album sounds even more treble charged. Turn your head the other way and youíll hear the vocals better - itís astounding.

I personally believe that everyone can love Loveless. Itís the human experience embodied in music, even when thereís no single lyric to understand.

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Old 05-26-2009, 06:12 PM   #114 (permalink)
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How about John Coltrane's Blue Train? It's definitely a blue album, and I'd like to see a review of it on here.

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Old 05-26-2009, 09:36 PM   #115 (permalink)
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john coltrane is now cued.
what's that album by roxy music?
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Old 05-29-2009, 12:25 AM   #116 (permalink)
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I'm sure you've plenty of red, and I'm sure I've suggested a red one already, but take this anyway.

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Old 05-29-2009, 07:26 AM   #117 (permalink)
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there's never too many suggestions : )
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Old 05-29-2009, 08:23 AM   #118 (permalink)
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VIOLET
YOU’RE A WOMAN, I’M A MACHINE DEATH FROM ABOVE 1979



What we have here is a balls-out party album; if you have any illusions of it being anything else, you already don’t get the point. This duo plays heavy party punk music loud, and then louder, and only with a bass guitar and drums.

Comparisons to The White Stripes are inevitable, so let’s get this out of the way right away: The White Stripe’s single “Blue Orchid” does sound a bit like DFA’s “Romantic Rights,” and they do play radio friendly, densely stacked, arena sized music despite their relative lack of band members. They can better be compared with No Age in terms of influence, DIY approach and crunchy, powerful sound. Except, No Age’s sound is smothering, whereas DFA’s is rhythmic. The point is that there are comparisons, but DFA is always something else.

As a party album, it definitely does not fail. From “Turn it Out” all the way to “Sexy Results,” you’ll probably be jumping around, certainly be banging your head, and possibly winded by the thick, no bull****, Thrash-sounding bass guitar. There are slightly more subdued moments in the album, namely the end segment of “Blood on our Hands” and the relatively slower “Black History Month,” but being smack in the middle, these moments work great as breaks between the first half and latter half of the album.

“Serious listens” will depend entirely on how great an achievement you believe the bass guitar as Thrash guitar is, or if you need a dose of unfiltered musical power. In any case, if you can get your hands on the album, do listen to it. This is the last album by DFA, as the duo have since split to create two completely different kinds of music.

ROMANTIC RIGHTS



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Old 05-29-2009, 01:05 PM   #119 (permalink)
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Very raw and sexy album. They picked up quite a following with this one and rightfully so, it's a perfect 'dude' album. What do you think of their solo material? I only have Sebastien Grainger & The Mountains and I don't think much of it to be honest, and I've never heard anything by MSTRKRFT.
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Old 05-29-2009, 01:15 PM   #120 (permalink)
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Yeah it's a solid album. I have had the MSTRKRFT album on my hard drive for over a year and not played it
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