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This is basically all of the albums that have influenced me since I graduated
high school - if anyone else likes these albums then it is good to know there
are kindred spirits out there!
This album shows you can create an oppressive atmosphere with minimalistic,
screaming harmonic guitar riffs, low-end rumbling bass frequencies and militaristic
drum machines - Justin Broadrick is a genius!
Not only are the lyrics some of the most realistic and insightful I've ever heard, but
the music is just constantly changing, from weird, ambient dub to straight-up rock
to anthems of desperation and madness - the atmosphere on this album is bleak,
but everyone needs to hear it - great band and album...
Children of God
Michael Gira (founder of Swans and vocalist) has a pretty distinctively tormented
vocal style, but at the same time it can be very hypnotic. The music on here is
varied, from acoustic folk (Our Love Lies) to atmospheric chanting and guitar drone
(Sex, God, Sex) - I used to consider "Cop" to be my all-time favorite release by
Swans, but after listening to this one, it shows the new direction of more textural,
atmospheric music they would head in.
|4||My Bloody Valentine|
This album is one of the best shoegaze/psychedelic/rock albums of the 90's. The
fact that the guitar sounds and atmosphere could never be re-created by anyone
but Kevin Shields (Vocals, Main Guitar) says something. The music here is very rock
oriented, but the sounds and textures created by the guitars, keyboards, tape
looping (and whatever the hell else Shields brilliantly used here), make you feel like
you're on another plain of existence. Ethereal would probably be the best way to
describe this kind of music.
|Cop Shoot Cop - Consumer Revolt|
check it out
|List looks promising based on the first four that are actually in it. |
|Good list, yes quite.|