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Old 11-21-2014, 05:47 PM   #351 (permalink)
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We both know after the TMR ordeal that listening to an album he doesn't like (read: get) more than once is not TH's style.
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Old 11-21-2014, 06:28 PM   #352 (permalink)
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Look, I get a decent idea of whether or not I'm going to like an album first time round usually. I may not like it but I can hear something in it that may grow on me. In those cases I will give it a second or even third chance. With "New wave" I heard nothing special. Could have been any indie band. Nothing excited me about it --- not even the bloody cellos! --- and nothing made me hate it so much that I never wanted to hear it again. I just simply thought it was below average, and after the way you guys had hyped it I was expecting to feel, I don't know, something. And I didn't.

I have far too heavy a workload to listen to albums twice that I didn't like, so it won't be spinning again here. As for TMR, that's never coming near my poor ears again. I'd listen to Cryptopsy or Cannibal Corpse before I'd go through that again!
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Old 11-21-2014, 06:33 PM   #353 (permalink)
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I'm pretty sure you wouldn't lose anything if you decided against listening to a few more prog/metal albums, and instead chose to give New Wave another few tries.
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Old 11-21-2014, 07:01 PM   #354 (permalink)
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Look, I get a decent idea of whether or not I'm going to like an album first time round usually. I may not like it but I can hear something in it that may grow on me. In those cases I will give it a second or even third chance. With "New wave" I heard nothing special. Could have been any indie band. Nothing excited me about it --- not even the bloody cellos! --- and nothing made me hate it so much that I never wanted to hear it again. I just simply thought it was below average, and after the way you guys had hyped it I was expecting to feel, I don't know, something. And I didn't.

I have far too heavy a workload to listen to albums twice that I didn't like, so it won't be spinning again here. As for TMR, that's never coming near my poor ears again. I'd listen to Cryptopsy or Cannibal Corpse before I'd go through that again!
One day you'll see the light my friend, and on that day I will buy you a bottle of your choice of whiskey and a hooker.
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Old 11-21-2014, 07:39 PM   #355 (permalink)
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I'll tell you what, someone with a Saint Coltrane avatar and a name taken from Beefheart, anything you recommend to me will get multiple listens until I get it.
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Old 11-21-2014, 11:50 PM   #356 (permalink)
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Old 02-25-2015, 10:41 AM   #357 (permalink)
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Title: Wanted dread and alive
Artiste: Peter Tosh
Year: 1981
Chronological position: Third album
Previous experience of this artiste?: Zero
Why is this considered a classic? ?

My thoughts
One minute (or thereabouts in) ---- Good, great, bad, meh, still waiting or other? Meh
One track in --- Meh
Halfway through --- Meh
Finished --- Meh

Comments: I’ve never been one to give reggae much of a chance, feeling that a lot of it sounds the same, but it’s always good to open your mind a little and my experience with Bob Marley was not the ordeal I had expected, so let’s see how this goes. Well it’s a slow, dare I say boring, opening with the first track, belying its title “Coming in hot”, though the next track kicks it up with a bit more soul. Still not too interested though. “Reggaemylitis” is mildly funny but again it doesn’t engage me. There’s just very little energy in this so far I feel.

Yeah, while I don’t want to dismiss all reggae as the same, the complaint seems justified with this album. I’d be hard-pressed to single out one song from another. Maybe that’s not fair: maybe it’s just not engaging me enough --- or at all --- for me to care. All I can say at this point is that I’m sort of listening on auto-pilot and waiting for it to be over, which is never something I want to be in a position to have to do. But there it is. I couldn’t be less interested in this album if it was a Cryptopsy double live effort.

Ok, eventually something makes me sit up a little. “Rastafari is” has a really nice guitar solo and it’s a decent song, but we’re getting close to the end of the album by now. The last track is really nice, but again it’s a little too late at this point. Still, at least it ends the album well. Actually no, let’s be honest here: it drags on way too long and that flute is damn annoying.

Favourite track(s): Rastafari is, Fools die
Least favourite track(s): Nothing bad as such, just all very dreary and boring to me.

Final impression --- Hasn’t done much to change my mind about reggae, though I’m aware I know virtually nothing about it. May be a while before I give it another chance though.

Do I feel, at the end, A) I wish I had listened to this sooner
B) I'm sorry I bothered
C) I might end up liking this
D) Have to wait and see
E) Bit underwhelmed; was ok but a classic?
F) Definitely enjoyed it, but again would I consider it a classic?
G) Enjoyed this album just purely on its own merits
H) Glad I listened to it


A big B here and a
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I didn't know that was a classic album.
From what I've read of Peter Tosh (which is only a little when I went through a reggae phase a few months back) people look at the album as a kind of indifferent attempt at him getting mainstream recognition and that Legalize It was his most famous album and Equal Rights was his best.
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I didn't know that was a classic album.
From what I've read of Peter Tosh (which is only a little when I went through a reggae phase a few months back) people look at the album as a kind of indifferent attempt at him getting mainstream recognition and that Legalize It was his most famous album and Equal Rights was his best.
Yeah, I think someone here (could be Surell, maybe not) suggested it. It didn't come across in anything I've read either as a classic album, but there you go. Have to give him props for learning, apparently, how to play guitar by watching a guy and memorising where his fingers went on the frets. That's pretty damn old school. Pity this was so boring.
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Title: Wanted dread and alive
Artiste: Peter Tosh
Year: 1981
Chronological position: Third album
Previous experience of this artiste?: Zero
Why is this considered a classic? ?

My thoughts
One minute (or thereabouts in) ---- Good, great, bad, meh, still waiting or other? Meh
One track in --- Meh
Halfway through --- Meh
Finished --- Meh

Comments: I’ve never been one to give reggae much of a chance, feeling that a lot of it sounds the same, but it’s always good to open your mind a little and my experience with Bob Marley was not the ordeal I had expected, so let’s see how this goes. Well it’s a slow, dare I say boring, opening with the first track, belying its title “Coming in hot”, though the next track kicks it up with a bit more soul. Still not too interested though. “Reggaemylitis” is mildly funny but again it doesn’t engage me. There’s just very little energy in this so far I feel.

Yeah, while I don’t want to dismiss all reggae as the same, the complaint seems justified with this album. I’d be hard-pressed to single out one song from another. Maybe that’s not fair: maybe it’s just not engaging me enough --- or at all --- for me to care. All I can say at this point is that I’m sort of listening on auto-pilot and waiting for it to be over, which is never something I want to be in a position to have to do. But there it is. I couldn’t be less interested in this album if it was a Cryptopsy double live effort.

Ok, eventually something makes me sit up a little. “Rastafari is” has a really nice guitar solo and it’s a decent song, but we’re getting close to the end of the album by now. The last track is really nice, but again it’s a little too late at this point. Still, at least it ends the album well. Actually no, let’s be honest here: it drags on way too long and that flute is damn annoying.

Favourite track(s): Rastafari is, Fools die
Least favourite track(s): Nothing bad as such, just all very dreary and boring to me.

Final impression --- Hasn’t done much to change my mind about reggae, though I’m aware I know virtually nothing about it. May be a while before I give it another chance though.

Do I feel, at the end, A) I wish I had listened to this sooner
B) I'm sorry I bothered
C) I might end up liking this
D) Have to wait and see
E) Bit underwhelmed; was ok but a classic?
F) Definitely enjoyed it, but again would I consider it a classic?
G) Enjoyed this album just purely on its own merits
H) Glad I listened to it


A big B here and a
You may want to try Steel Pulse TH. They are a bit more accessible as Reggae goes. The rich vocals and great guitar work make it a treat. Just the right amount of horns and exceptional drum tracks. I've played them for people who don't ever stray into reggae and more often then not they appeal on a large scale.
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