Music Banter

Go Back   Music Banter > The Music Forums > General Music
Register Blogging Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read
Welcome to Music Banter Forum! Make sure to register - it's free and very quick! You have to register before you can post and participate in our discussions with over 70,000 other registered members. After you create your free account, you will be able to customize many options, you will have the full access to over 1,100,000 posts.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 12-17-2010, 06:44 PM   #21 (permalink)
The Omniscient
 
Sljslj's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Reno, Nevada, USA
Posts: 998
Default

2010 was a pretty good year for me to discover things that didn't come out this year.

In chronological order (or close):


Fear Factory, Soul Of A New Machine (1992)
I'd known about Fear Factory for a long time and for some reason, never listened to them. This album is so badass. It just gets going and never slows down in a way that's just... perfect.


Powerman 5000, Mega!! Kung Fu Radio (1995)
Powerman 5000's debut album was ironically my last step in hearing their entire discography. This is some cool stuff, not quite as cool Tonight The Stars Revolt!, but still a very, very good listen.


Shining, Where The Ragged People Go (2001)
I'm seriously ****ing amazed by Shining. 'Nuff said.


Winds, Reflections Of The I (2002)
You gotta dig a metal band that uses string instruments. And when combined with those vocals, what's not to like?


Winds, The Imaginary Direction Of Time (2004) (sorry, don't have a link for this one)
Another solid album from Winds, maybe their best yet.


Black Sun Aeon, Darkness Walks Beside Me (2009)
This album blew me away. If not for Shining's Blackjazz and Devin Townsend Project's Ki, it would definitely be the best I've heard this year.


Devin Townsend Project, Ki (2009)
This album is nothing short of a masterpiece and definitely Devin's best work. Just the way it seems to want to be heavy, but never quite gets there intrigues me. There's so much anger and passion in every second of this, but it remains very subtle. I really don't know how to explain the type of energy this album has, definitely better to let it speak for itself.


Devin Townsend Project, Addicted! (2009)
An interesting companion to Ki. Poppy, but heavy. Very cool stuff.


Animals As Leaders, S/T (2009)
This is a fantastic album. It's not often I get into an instrumental album, but I had absolutely no problem picking this up again and again.
__________________

Last edited by Sljslj; 12-18-2010 at 02:57 AM.
Sljslj is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-17-2010, 06:59 PM   #22 (permalink)
Mate, Spawn & Die
 
Janszoon's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Posts: 24,028
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Sljslj View Post
Man, the more I hear from these guys the more I think they're one of the most fascinating bands on the planet.
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by P A N View Post
i'm not gonna spend my life on music banter trying to convince people the earth is flat.
A Night in the Life of the Invisible Man

Time & Place

25 Albums You Should Hear Before the Moon Crashes into the Earth and We All Die


last.fm
Janszoon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-17-2010, 07:07 PM   #23 (permalink)
Master Of Muzak
 
Anteater's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Somewhere swarthy
Posts: 4,084
Default





__________________
My Top 30 Albums of 2018
Quote:
Originally Posted by Frownland
You can't blame the Jews for everything...just most things.
Quote:
Originally Posted by OccultHawk
Trump might be the best thing since free jazz.
Anteater is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 12-17-2010, 07:16 PM   #24 (permalink)
The Omniscient
 
Sljslj's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Reno, Nevada, USA
Posts: 998
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Janszoon View Post
Man, the more I hear from these guys the more I think they're one of the most fascinating bands on the planet.
I totally agree. I've listened to all their albums countless times. Glad to see there's someone else here that thinks as highly of them as I do.
__________________
Sljslj is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-17-2010, 07:21 PM   #25 (permalink)
Mate, Spawn & Die
 
Janszoon's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Posts: 24,028
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Sljslj View Post
I totally agree. I've listened to all their albums countless times. Glad to see there's someone else here that thinks as highly of them as I do.
I only have Blackjazz and Grindstone but I'm really looking forward to getting more of their albums. The tracks I just sampled on Grooveshark from the first album sounded amazing too.
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by P A N View Post
i'm not gonna spend my life on music banter trying to convince people the earth is flat.
A Night in the Life of the Invisible Man

Time & Place

25 Albums You Should Hear Before the Moon Crashes into the Earth and We All Die


last.fm
Janszoon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-17-2010, 07:48 PM   #26 (permalink)
Music Addict
 
zachsd's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 347
Default

Too lazy to try and think of all of them but this one sticks out:



Oh, and this one too:



and

__________________

zachsd is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-18-2010, 01:01 AM   #27 (permalink)
Rocket Appliances
 
DoctorSoft's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 1,334
Default


Slayer- Reign in Blood
Not really into that much Metal, but this album is just... bad-ass. Some of the sickest riffs ever invented are on this album.


Arcade Fire- Funeral
These guys became one of my favourite bands pratically over night. This and The Suburbs are both amazing.


The Antlers- Hospice
An amazing concept album about a dying cancer patient, this album gets me so emotional I ind it hard to listen to the whole thing. My personal favourite album of 2009


Bob Dylan- Blood On The Tracks
Only Bob Dylan I have, but I plan to change that soon. One of my favourite Folk albums.


Wu Tang Clan- Enter the Wu Tang: 36 Chambers
Classic Rap album, and my personal favourite Rap album.


Neutral Milk Hotel- In The Aeroplane Over the Sea
Probably my favourite album of all time, I've listened to this a ridiculous amount of times, and it never gets old.
DoctorSoft is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-18-2010, 01:02 AM   #28 (permalink)
The Omniscient
 
Sljslj's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Reno, Nevada, USA
Posts: 998
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Janszoon View Post
I only have Blackjazz and Grindstone but I'm really looking forward to getting more of their albums. The tracks I just sampled on Grooveshark from the first album sounded amazing too.
Yeah, that album I posted is purely jazz, unlike Grindstone and Blackjazz, but still very good.
__________________
Sljslj is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-18-2010, 01:51 AM   #29 (permalink)
FUNky
 
Violent & Funky's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Midland, MI
Posts: 2,474
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by katrine View Post

The Kills - Midnight Boom
i really like the simplicity of the music and i love Alison Mosshart! (:
Quote:
Originally Posted by Badlittlekitten View Post

A Tribe Called Quest - Low End Theory - 1991
Yeah I know. I know. I'm not even fashionably late. But forgive me, for years the only ATCQ track I knew was 'Can I Kick It' which I'm still not a fan of, and I always associated them with the mainly toothless Hip Hop alternative underground. But this is full of immaculate, stoned jazz-funk beats, and Q Tip at his dizzying, abstract best. Midnight Marauders is great too.
These both would have made my list, so I'll come up with some different stuff. Great choices!
__________________
http://www.last.fm/user/ohio0808

sometimes I don't thrill you
sometimes I think I'll kill you
just don't let me fuck up will you
'cause when I need a friend it's still you
Violent & Funky is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-18-2010, 02:22 AM   #30 (permalink)
FUNky
 
Violent & Funky's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Midland, MI
Posts: 2,474
Default

I'll limit myself to the ten best albums I've downloaded this year since I tend to focus on previous years (in no particular order):

Death From Above 1979 - You're a Woman, I'm a Machine (2004)


I'm pretty sure this band's sound is my tastes in a nutshell: a two-piece noise rock band that features a bass instead of a guitar. It's full of repetitive riffs and it's hella catchy. 'Go Home, Get Down' is the standout here.

Defiance, Ohio - Share What Ya Got (2003)


I heard 'Hey Kathleen Are You Hungry?' randomly on youtube and absolutely loved it. Yet, it took me a while to download the whole thing because I was unsure I would like this folk punk stuff. Boy, was I wrong. Now they are the fifth most played band on my last.fm, essentially because of this record. 'Road Signs Always Look Better Over Your Shoulder' is my favorite now, but it seems like every song is a favorite and that it changes weekly.

Japanther - Skuff Up Your Huffy (2007)


Another album that really fits me. Japanther is just about the best at combining noise and pop, and this is by far their best album; it's a great listen. '$100 Cover' should be everybody's favorite, it's beautiful.

Refused - The Shape of Punk to Come (1997)


Most of you are fully aware of this album. I was skeptical at first because I had heard it included a lot of experimentation, but this album truly is perfect, with just the right mix of poppy singles and extended prog punk type songs. My favorite is 'Summerholidays vs. Punkroutine'.

Super Furry Animals - Radiator (1997)


I can thank Urban for this awesome album. I had heard bits of two of their more recent material, but he was right; this is there magnum opus. I like 'She's Got Spies' the best for the part when it explodes with energy.

Test Icicles - For Screening Purposes Only (2006)


I kinda listened to this album on a whim after hearing 'Boa vs Python'. They had a cool sound and it's too bad they disbanded.

Elastica - Elastica (1995)


I heard this one over the summer and loved it right away. Every song is quick and catchy--exactly the way I like it. The hit, 'Stutter' was the first one I heard and still an alt classic to my ears.

Outkast - Stankonia (2000)


What was essentially the first hip-hop album I downloaded. Plenty of good songs outside of the radio hits--'Humble Mumble' is especially a favorite of mine.

Japandroids - Post-Nothing (2009)


I downloaded this album last year but didn't get around to listening to it until a month ago. Why did I wait? Yet another awesome two-piece. 'Crazy/Forever' is my favorite.

Nas - Illmatic (1994)


Up there with the best hip-hop I have heard, although it took me a little while to get into. The album stays strong from start to finish. You can't go wrong with 'New York State of Mind'.
__________________
http://www.last.fm/user/ohio0808

sometimes I don't thrill you
sometimes I think I'll kill you
just don't let me fuck up will you
'cause when I need a friend it's still you
Violent & Funky is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Similar Threads



2003-2019 Advameg, Inc.

SEO by vBSEO 3.5.2 ©2010, Crawlability, Inc.