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Old 08-01-2010, 09:50 PM   #1 (permalink)
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These aren't going to be full reviews, but I listen to several rekkids a day so this might be fun. Some of these are first listens, some are second listens, and some I've heard a lot before.

1. Crass - Penis Envy (1981)



Really a great, solid album. The Feeding of the 5000 and Stations of the Crass remain my favorites, but I might actually consider giving this one 10/10 on some days.

9.5/10


2. Butthole Surfers - Psychic...Powerless...Another Man's Sac (1984)



I was skeptical, but this is a great landmark noise rock release. Lots to like here, like 'Dum Dum', 'Concubine', 'Lady Sniff', and the obvious Roxy/Eno impression, 'Negro Observer'.

9/10


3. Radiohead - OK Computer (1997)



I don't see how it can just be me: isn't this album just pop music? I've never been impressed by Radiohead, but I have them another chance today. Truly tame, boring 'alt-rock' which made me feel almost as guilty as if I were listening to Coldplay. Honestly, there are albums from the sixties that'll challenge your ears more than this record will.

5.5-6/10
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Old 08-01-2010, 09:57 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Penis Envy rules!
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Old 08-01-2010, 11:18 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I just listened to Crystal Castles II by Crystal Castles. I have a good feeling that will pop up in the Albums Your Digging thread in the next couple of days. Really solid electronica that threw a few curveballs my way. That's what I love.
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I just listened to Crystal Castles II by Crystal Castles. I have a good feeling that will pop up in the Albums Your Digging thread in the next couple of days. Really solid electronica that threw a few curveballs my way. That's what I love.
lovelovelovelovelove Crystal Castles



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At its fastest, this album sounds how happy feels.



A lot of this album sounds the same but its not boring. Its cohesive, I guess? Thats not the right word either....if you changed some of the lyrics, this album could be elevator music. The craziest, best written, most layered elevator music ever.



I only like 3 songs on this album. I don't understand why the rest is so unappealing to me.....
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I just listened to Crystal Castles II by Crystal Castles. I have a good feeling that will pop up in the Albums Your Digging thread in the next couple of days. Really solid electronica that threw a few curveballs my way. That's what I love.
It's the album of the year for me, there's only a few songs that I don't go out actively to listen to now. 1 through 13 are all genius, apart from perhaps Birds, which is still a good song. I'm (not) in love :3 (which incidentially is my favourite track on the album, followed closely by intimate and Doe Deer)
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I already like this thread.
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I haven't heard Penis Envy, but I completely agree with the other two. Psychic...Powerless...Another Man's Sac is an incredibly album. While OK Computer in general bores me as well. There are a few songs on it I love (Climbing Up the Walls and Exit Music (For a Film) especially), but otherwise it's tolerable but not much more.
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Old 08-23-2010, 03:19 AM   #9 (permalink)
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speaking of elevator music have you herd elevator tribe, not to bad but i do have a very strange tast in music, i get the feeling this thread is on an electronic vibe so i'l let yiz no some of my favorite electronic bands, i have to start with klaus schulze, any of his albums are incredible but a good first up listin would have to be cyborg, i have herd many people say that electronic music has no feel no soul, i'd like them to say that after listning to that album and many more schulze,
vas daferens organization,
smooth quality excrement,
skinny puppy,
spectrum, forever alien - a fantastic album
crevice
conrad scnitzler
coil
faust
cluster
kluster
cosmic jokers
experemental audio research
manual gottsching
michael hoenig
richard pinhas
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just a couple of my favs, you mite like some you mite not, some are very trippy, some are atmospheric, some will just mess you up
i hpe yiz like some of them
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Guns N' Roses - Chinese Democracy (2008)

One of my friends is obsessed with Guns N' Roses and attempted to convince me how there latest release despite only having 2 of the original members Axl Rose and Dizzy Reed (one could argue that he isn't considered an original member because he only came into the band for Use Your Illusion) was still just as good as there older material. Being slightly curious by the fact that this album took 15 years to make and considering the fact that my friend wanted me to listen to it I thought I may as well listen to it. Going into listening to this was kind of a shock. The material I was hearing didn't sound anything like there older material only a few key tracks had some of the same qualities of there older material (Better, Street of Dreams and I.R.S.). A lot of the songs have a more industrial sound to them (Shakler's Revenge, If The World and Raid N' The Bedouins). Looking at the lyrics I'm not really impressed by what I see and the music itself is good at some points other points it doesn't sound very developed. I get the feeling from listening to this album that (Axl's) Guns N' Roses wanted a very large sound going into this and you could hear that from Use Your Illusion I & II and you would think that it would sound great, but for some reason it doesn't hold up. Overall, I would say I'm not really impressed and can't see how it took 15 years to develope this material. Being compared to Guns N' Roses earlier albums this is just a notch above The Spaghetti Incident. It held very little substance for me.

Ket Tracks: Street of Dreams, Catcher in the Rye and Madagascar

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