Buckethead Monument Valley
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Mythodea
February 10th 2014



693 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

It's the first time I come in touch with Buckethead's music. Being half-way through it and I can say
that it's a great album to listen to while studying, some nice relaxing tunes with awesome melodies.
Withought being perfect, it's actually still pretty good.

P.S. Lirtson Nostril rules...

Gyromania
February 10th 2014



15461 Comments


that was insanely boring. not bad music by any means, just very uneventful and nondescript. not my thing at all

freedomofspeechnoway
February 10th 2014



412 Comments


This album is awesome.

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insomniac15
Staff Reviewer
February 10th 2014



3354 Comments

Album Rating: 4.1

@Gyromania - Yeah, it isn't one of his usual showcases of guitar virtuosity. Nevertheless, I find it very soothing, so I don't mind that hehe.

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mryrtmrnfoxxxy
February 10th 2014



12851 Comments


is this more population override than it is crime slunk scene

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Emyay
February 10th 2014



5939 Comments


gonna jam colma

fleshstorm94
February 10th 2014



105 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

The fact that Buckethead made the front page of Sputnik Makes me happy as can be

MO
February 10th 2014



18451 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

this is nice

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decoyoctopus
February 10th 2014



103 Comments


anyone else feel like this is really Post-rock ish?

Calc
February 10th 2014



12120 Comments


is this a review of the album or a series of related albums?

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zaruyache
February 10th 2014



6167 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

anyone else feel like this is really Post-rock ish?

Yeah but only because I all too liberally apply the "post-rock" tag to any chill, atmospheric guitar
music. If this music worked toward any real sort of climax I'd be more inclined to call it post-rock,
but as-is it's really just atmospheric background music.

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insomniac15
Staff Reviewer
February 11th 2014



3354 Comments

Album Rating: 4.1

maybe the atmosphere is similar to a post rock record, but it's more like guitar chill out/ambient ?

Tunaboy45
February 11th 2014



1951 Comments


^ I have to disagree with you on that one.

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zaruyache
February 11th 2014



6167 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

Howso? Just because this has pretty guitars doesn't mean it qualifies as post-rock.

Pulyx
February 14th 2014



19 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Mind is totally blown by how good this is.
49th time is the charm ?

ZivkovicJeff
February 16th 2014



4 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

A lot of you guys are missing the point. Buckethead is publishing so many releases because he is manic. Seriously, the man's insane. All day, every day, he sits in his basement and jams. Most of it, he records.

These pikes are not for music critics. Hell, they're not even for the casual fan. No, Buckethead records the pikes for himself. And he releases them because his most hardcore fans have made it clear that we're willing to sift through them to find the stuff we love.

I don't mind one bit giving some time to a new pike. It's like going to see a jam band or a really good jazz band and marveling as they create music on the spot. Sure, the majority is uninspired and unmemorable, but even his weakest moments are better than Shinedown or The Hollywood Undead. So I've been diligent about trying to give most of them an honest listen. My efforts have been rewarded with dozens of gems that are among my favorite guitar pieces of all time.

As of today, I haven't yet had the chance to try out Monument Valley. I came here hoping to see what others thought about Hollowed Out, which is one pike that really struck a nerve with me. After seeing these reviews, Monument Valley will definitely be the next one that I try.

insomniac15
Staff Reviewer
February 17th 2014



3354 Comments

Album Rating: 4.1

I find it one of his best pikes, if not the best so far. Of course, without putting it in the same category with the heavy stuff. It's clear he does it for his own pleasure first of all, but there's a massive amount of good stuff that waits to be discovered. I would like to read an interview with him regarding the series and his thoughts on it.

Emyay
February 17th 2014



5939 Comments


Sure, the majority is uninspired and unmemorable, but even his weakest moments are better than Shinedown or The Hollywood Undead

thats kind of like saying you're going to eat subway bc its so much better than mcdonalds. but dude, what about all the other good shit out there?

yosemite302
February 17th 2014



1 Comments


Nostril is lirtson spelled backwards

ZivkovicJeff
February 18th 2014



4 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

No. It's more like going for lunch at the North Temple Deli because McDonald's and Subway both suck. That's an awesome little
sandwich joint right by my apartment. They serve a tomato basil soup that I can't get enough of. In other words, the Pikes are at
least good enough that I don't feel like I'm wasting my time by listening to all of them instead of looking for something else.

It really helps to have Rhapsody so I don't have to pay for each one.

Although, if you have some suggestions for some music that would appeal to a huge Buckethead fan, I'll check it out.

And I have listened to all of Monument Valley twice by now. Definitely one of the best of his mellow albums. Nowhere near the
power of Electric Sea, but I loved the mood and enjoyed both listens. Like the other comments have mentioned, Lirtson Nostril is
the highlight.




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