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|Playing Catch Up|
With everyone making 2008 lists I figured I needed to play some catch up and acquaint myself with more stuff from this year. Heard about 60+ now, pays to keep my ear on the ground.
|1|| ||Forgive Durden|
Razia's Shadow: A Musical
Pop-punk swing at high culture? This is a really cute album, falls flat a bit, but a nice listen if you're in the mood.
|2||Fall Out Boy|
Infinity On High
No really, this is good.
|3|| ||Panic At The Disco|
A Fever You Can't Sweat Out
This is not so good.
F'ucking hectic, it's like melodicsh-grindish death or somewhere in between. Still got the solos to mark it as old school, but a solid as hell release, took me too long to check this out.
Another one I've been meaning to get my hands on this for Waaay to long, I love it when tech death is done well, and my gosh is it done well here.
Another wicked hardcore record, except done with hits of dub and raggae. Wat?
On Letting Go
Eh, I only checked this out 'cause Anthony Green was in here and it was exactly what I expected. Nothing all that exciting at all, but theres nothing particulalry wrong with it either.
We Are Beautiful, We Are Doomed
It's like if Bloc Party got really really loose and changed their image completely. This is actually really cool.
Great little album, airy indie melodies all around, I just wish it had a bit more power to it.
Cute happy Japanese indie, I like it, but I need to listen to this more.
This Is The Album Of A Band Called Adebisi Shank
Amazing record, I absolutely love this, it's math rock, but so much fun.
O Soundtrack My Heart
Aussie Math-rock, these guys are technically on point, but know how to write great songs at the same time.
|13||Lights Out Asia|
Eyes Like Brontide
This was exactly as I expected it to be, stretched out soundscapes, all very prettily done.
Awesome post-rock in the vein of Pg.Lost and Meniscus.
This is good yes, but I'm *this* close be being completely over euro-Skramz.
|Yes, I did put Carcass and FOB on the same list.|
|A brave thing to do, my firend...|
|Heh, I actually got it, just haven't given it a decent listen yet.|