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Old 08-20-2016, 06:08 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Let's Build Loren (the albums that have shaped my life)

I have other journals that I wanted to resurrect maybe, the travelogue, Distortion is just free form nonsense... But here, like many others, I'm gonna get down on the music. This is dedicated to the albums that have molded and shaped this human being. Here's a table of contents.

Slint - Spiderland
W.A.S.P. - The Crimson Idol
Sonic Youth - Murray Street
The Smashing Pumpkins - Siamese Dream
Planning for Burial - Leaving
Assuck - Anticapital
Lowercase - Kill the Lights
Faith No More - Album of the Year
Acid Bath - When the Kite String Pops
Def Leppard - High n' Dry
Painkiller - Execution Ground
Circle Takes the Square - As the Roots Undo
Fates Warning - No Exit
Misfits - Earth A.D./Wolf's Blood
Lovage - Music to Make Love to Your Old Lady by
Cop Shoot Cop - Ask Questions Later
Chokebore - A Taste for Bitters
Neurosis - Enemy of the Sun
NoMeansNo - Wrong
Codeine - The White Birch
Today is the Day - Willpower
Catch 22 - Keasbey Nights


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This album is like if life was music. The feelings evoked are all 100% true to their nature. I connect with it in a strange and cryptic way, the lyrics aren't outright saying anything blatantly, but I still feel the connection. It's like a wrapping up of angst in a blanket. This is when we start the downward tread. It's very mundane. Let all the anger out little by little until it's gone, and it's quiet.
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Old 08-21-2016, 09:14 PM   #2 (permalink)
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This album tells the story of a neglected boy who ran away from home to pursue rockstardom. The events unfold, and he becomes a slave to excess. It takes a heartwrenching emotional turn with "The Idol", which is a song that has moved me to tears on multiple occasions, including a live show that killed with a gnar solo section. By the end, he's grown and hangs himself during his last concert. Punk rock forever. Glam metal in my ass. I love this album
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Old 08-22-2016, 01:10 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Love this journal so far!
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Old 08-22-2016, 05:18 PM   #4 (permalink)
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It's pretty hard to choose a favorite Sonic Youth album, but I wouldn't hesitate to choose this one. I think it is the most realized go at their noisy, feedback 4ever distortion riddled post-rock style. It's also an easy and relatively short listen in their discog at 45 minutes. There's never a dull moment, in my opinion, and it is recommended for people getting into them.

I might also add that I find this to be one of the best showcases of their musicianship, specifically guitar, there is some shredding all over this album to make anyone jealous of these chops.

And, it's just all around pleasant.
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right in the heart of the Jim O'Rourke years for Sonic Youth....personally i think the albums between A Thousand Leaves and Rather Ripped are their best....nice choice
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Old 08-23-2016, 03:41 PM   #6 (permalink)
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At any given moment, my choice would either be Murray Street, A Thousand Leaves, Daydream Nation, Washing Machine, or Sonic Nurse (as far as full lengths go, some of the SYR albums are amazing)

So I've heard every SY full length, and every SYR ep, along with most of the other EPs, and I can honestly say they don't have any material that I don't at least like. It's pretty impressive considering the enormous catalog of music they have. A lot of people will dis albums like NYC Ghosts & Flowers and the Eternal, but I still love them. SYR 9 is an underrated piece that I really enjoy, and I think it has one of their all time greatest tracks with "Thème d’Alice".




Guess I'll get some obvious choices out of the way. Naming a favorite album is near impossible, but to say this is mine wouldn't be a stretch. I have connected with almost all of these lyrics in one way or another and personally find them all to be amazingly deep with emotional heaviness and all that fruity stuff. Combined with the incredibly bright, warm, and comfortable sound of the music, a truly remarkable work is put together. Some of the best sounds and noises ever put to tape are in this record, and it's very moving from beginning to end.

One time I had a seizure while listening to "Luna", and it was really weird and for some reason made a track I already loved and connected with deeply even more resonant in my life. It was a very surreal instance.
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Planning For Burial - Leaving


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This is a dreary and gloomy album, musically and emotionally. It is very personal with it's sparse delivery of depressive lyrics and harsh guitar squealing. It takes from shoegaze, post-rock, some kinda extreme metal, drone and ambient, indie stuff. This album is smeared front to back with a plethora of feedback drenched guitar tracks, all played by it's sole member. It has some of the most amazing moments in this world of music, I think, specifically the two best tracks "Being a Teenager and the Awkwardness of Backseat Sex" and "Verse/Chorus/Verse". A simple and sombre guitar motif is repeated through to the end, along with some dismal piano. When that track is over, the piano subsides softly as the title track takes you away. It is the end now. It is a peaceful ending. It is your funeral. And you are happy.

Dress me in my best suit
I want to look good
In my coffin

Thank you and goodnight
Farewell my friends


So are the last words of this album uttered and a light ambient piece envelops the audience.
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I'm a grindcore maniac these days, and I can credit that to Assuck. They were my first grind band, and they did such a good job of pulling me in. This is really tight, actually. The drumming here is amazing and some of the best (if not the best) in the death/grind world. Gruff death metal vocals and thick guitaring. It's like hardcore kids playing death metal, and the result is a super heavy, fast, and amazingly executed twenty minutes of brutality.
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Old 09-01-2016, 09:25 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Thought about posting in one of the regular threads as I've been revisiting this heavily as of late, but it dawned on me how much this album actually means to me and how large of a part of my life it's been since I discovered it. That and the underlying belief that no one pays attention to things I post that will never leave me no matter what anyone says because I'm a god damn psychoPATH..... So I'll put it in here which is ultimately a contradiction because if I already think that than why would I think people read my journal?

Jk though, never mind all that, people read it probably.

This is a masterpiece of indie rock, a true 10/10 in my eyes. It features a strong loud-soft dynamic, subtle musical shifts awash in repetition, and the most important part, building catharsis. The last track here "You're a King" (played with sludge metal band Toadliquor) builds into some of the most utterly heart jerkingly powerful vocals I've ever heard regardless of genre. Listening to the whole album gives this finale more meaning, more emotion, more appreciation for the delivery. This album is one I'd call perfect.

Also a shoutout to the second track "Slightly Dazed", which is amazingly mesmerizing and has an undeniable black metal influence. That simple drum pattern is basically the epitome of depressive black metal.

If you don't like this then chances are you just don't like music.
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Old 09-06-2016, 07:49 PM   #10 (permalink)
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FNM are my favorite band so here's this.

It's not necessarily my favorite from them, although that is a hard choice, but I've managed to build a weird connection with it throughout my life. It was the only album they'd made while I was alive (up until now), and was the first I ever heard from them since my dad played the CD a lot while I was growing up (it's ****ing mine now though). Therefore there's a lot of moments on this album that I can't remember ever not knowing, they've just been with me from the get go. All of "Collision", the intro to "Stripsearch", the vocal howls and melody from "Mouth to Mouth", and more.

This album is a part of my being.
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