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sleepy jack 02-12-2006 04:55 PM

Favorite Album Of The Week
After searching I didn't see this as having been done (kind of got a bit of the idea from urban's 100), so basically post your favorite album of the week write a little bit about it (favorite tracks, comments on lyrics etc..). It doesn't have to be a full blown essay just a little bit on the album.

Say Anything "...Is a Real Boy"

Belt is a very good opening track to start it off with, its probaly one of the best tracks on the albums. The whole album is a very well put together and entertaining album. The whole thing is solid album theres not really a bad song on it. Admit It!, Every Man Has a Molly and Woe are probaly my favorites.

1. Belt
2. Woe
3. The Writhing South
4. Alive With The Glory Of Love
5. Yellow Cat / Red Cat
6. The Futile
7. Spidersong
8. An Orgy Of Critics
9. Every Man Has A Molly
10. Slowly, Through A Vector
11. Chia-Like, I Shall Grow
12. I Want To Know Your Plans
13. Admit It

mosesandtherubberducky 02-12-2006 05:00 PM

Lets see I guess my favorite album of this week is

I love, lovelovelovelovelovelovelove this band. I decided to pick this one because it is reativly new to my collection and I do enjoy it.

Favorite Tracks:
People of the Sun
Roll Right
Year of tha Boomerang
Down Rodeo

adidasss 02-12-2006 05:29 PM

roll right and year of the boomerang are such cool fuckin tunes.....

but born without a face fuckin rocks!!

such a goddamn shame they split fucking band ever....

franscar 02-12-2006 06:09 PM

Seeing as how I know absolutely nothing about this band aside from them being a side project of Isis, I figured it easier to c & p their own explanation of the album, from


There just might be a certain warped truth to the phrase "guilt by
association." As in the case of Red Sparowes, its formal associations
with such heavy, propulsive bands as Isis, Neurosis, Angel Hair and
Pleasure Forever would lead you to expect that the Los Angeles
quintet's debut would be a masterfully crafted epic of primal urgency.

It is.

However, Red Sparowes is epic without bombast, heavy without a single
barre-chord riff and eviscerating without any clearly audible vocals.
The chiming, spindly layers of effect-laden guitars and the swinging,
entrancing drums on its Neurot Recordings debut At the Soundless Dawn
create textures reminiscent of Goblin, Tones on Tail, Godspeed You
Black Emperor and early Sonic Youth. Its attack is syrupy and
serpentine; subtle but frighteningly deliberate.

Red Sparowes is comprised of Bryant Clifford Meyer on guitar (Isis),
Josh Graham on guitar (Neurosis visuals and acclaimed video director),
Greg Burns on bass and pedal steel (also of Temporary Residence dark
chamber folk sextet Halifax Pier), Andy Arahood on bass/guitar (Angel
Hair) and David Clifford on drums (The VSS, Pleasure Forever). The
album was recorded with founding drummer Dana Berkowitz (The Cignal)
and Isis bassist Jeff Caxide, both of whom relocated at the end of
2004. The sum total of its sound, however, stems more so from esoteric
melodic guitar-surrealists of the mid-80's Blast First and Too Pure
hive than the fierce realism of the aforementioned cabal of heavy-psych

At the Soundless Dawn an album of seven compositions with titles that fit together as a complete paragraph -- opens with a rapidly
strummed single high-string building tension as distant, delay drenched
notes saturate an almost dance-beat drum pattern on "Alone and unaware,
the landscape was transformed in front of our eyes." Pedal steel notes
add a further layer of glissando urgency as ringing guitar notes climb
hand-over-fist upon an ascending line. The second track, "Buildings
began to stretch wide across the sky and the air filled with a reddish
glow" kicks in abruptly, sounding reminiscent of the taut and eerie
blasts of Italian horror film soundtrack masters Goblin. Icy, piercing
guitars jut out from the speakers as rapid bass arpeggios drive the
tune ever nearer. Comparisons to the more lulling and lush tunes from
the My Bloody Valentine masterpiece Loveless would not be off the mark
for the third track a beautifully constructed four-and-a-half minute
piece of gorgeous, somber guitar work -- although the band would likely
be reluctant to accept such a compliment.

Throughout the album, transitions glide and instruments smudge into a
warm wash of tones. It's an orchestral wall of sound that is equally as
entrancing as it is unnerving. The 12-minute album closer, for
instance, gradually builds tension with clever use of smeared, formless
guitar notes that create a sense of three-dimensional sound as notes
seem to move from background to foreground, flitting around an
imaginary room. Sparing tom drum rolls add to the growing
claustrophobia, until ever-rebuilding waves of strings cascade into a
grand crescendo that finishes as mysteriously as it began.

Although the band members are indeed tied to many other projects, Red
Sparowes is not just a side-project. The band has toured the US with
the Dillinger Escape Plan and label-mates Made Out of Babies, as well
as a very successful headlining European/UK tour in Spring 2005. In August-September, the band embarks on a full national tour with
Pelican, Big Business and Breather Resist.

While At the Soundless Dawn uses vocals as subtle instrumentation, the
group plans to incorporate voices further into its sound. This stunning
introduction to Red Sparowes, recorded in San Francisco by engineer
Desmond Shea (who also did additional engineering on the recent
Neurosis album, The Eye of Every Storm) is just the beginning for a
band that promises to change the way we think about heavy music. Its
family of related artists is certainly good company. But, where their
common goals to experiment with epic, cathartic music meet, Red
Sparowes branches far outside of the expected boundaries.

TheBig3 02-12-2006 06:10 PM

Actually, RATM were a band I felt actually lived up to the hype. They had something to say, they could play their instruments, they never showed up and half-assed it. I really enjoyed them.

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Originally Posted by franscar
Seeing as how I know absolutely nothing about this band aside from them being a side project of Isis

Whoa, I had no idea. No wonder they're so fucking awesome.

Muzak 02-12-2006 06:28 PM

This album is very well done and is what I am liking this week. I recomend it to anyone who likes Metal at all.
Edit: I cant image the picture. :(

mosesandtherubberducky 02-12-2006 07:28 PM


Originally Posted by adidasss
roll right and year of the boomerang are such cool fuckin tunes.....

but born without a face fuckin rocks!!

such a goddamn shame they split fucking band ever....

It is kinda for the better that they split when they did. Look at pop music now, there are baby versions of them that don't have the balls to belt it out like them. I have a feeling that come the next American election they will play a show or something.

cardboard adolescent 02-23-2006 10:19 AM

Alright, I think this thread is a pretty cool idea so here I go:

Black Eyes "Cough"

Where most of their DC peers (like !!!) seem to be trying to revive new wave, or, if you prefer, "dance punk," Black Eyes bring back No Wave - screeching horns layered upon screeching guitars on top of screeching half-spoken half-screamed vocals, with the occasional steady bass line to keep it from decaying completely into madness. And sometimes there are even melodies. What more could you want?

explosions-in-my-pants 02-23-2006 10:35 AM

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i always go back to this listening to this album.. :love:

now more so then any other time.. this albums now will mean more to me... :(

i love every single song on this album... its a amazing album one of my favorites of all time i think..
the lyrics are amazing.. there not over done, each song sounds different...

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