|Top 10 Favorite Albums|
My go-to 10 album's if I'm looking for quality, depth, and musicianship.
I know this seems to be almost a safe choice given the reviews and ratings this CD is given, but the hype behind it is completely justified. Its pure ferocity, aggression, and desperation is seldom captured so well by any other band. This album delivers every single time I listen to it.
|2||The White Stripes |
"Seven Nation Army" was a giant hit when it first came out, and despite hearing "Fell in Love With a Girl" before, I'd never bothered to give this band a chance. After hearing that timeless riff, it became immediately stuck to me like glue. I decided to go buy the CD and check it out and it didn't leave my player for a solid 4-5 months. I love every track equally, as each track has such a different personality from the last.
The Marshall Mathers LP
Being a young lad and seeing somebody piss off the world so much was quite intriguing. The little bastard side of me had to know who this was, so I went out and with all of my allowance money bought this CD. I, to this very day, know every single word to this album. His lyrical structure and simplicity is still hardly rivaled in the major label hip-hop scene.
I'm quite a fan of long songs, especially laden with the lyrical prowess of a young Bob Dylan and this cd has it all. Hurricane, Isis, and Joey all break the 5 minute mark and are each some of the most incredibly written lyrical performances to date.
I think its safe to say that Aaron Weiss and company are some of the best-assembled group of musicians we're lucky to have been graced with in this decade. Each song is powerfully written with tasteful drums and guitars backing Aaron's captivating vocal performance. Lyrically this CD has on occasion given me the chills and still does to this day. True genius.
|6||All Shall Perish|
Hate. Malice. Revenge
I like this album because the guys in All Shall Perish were all young and still incredibly pissed off at the world. Every aspect of this album is just drenched in the sound of hatred and demise. Heavy de-tuned guitars that don't fall flat with boring chug-wankery and great drum productions keep this album fresh. "Never Ending War" still sounds to me like the anthem for the hard-left in the Death Metal scene.
As an avid Ian Mackaye fan, I follow pretty much any project he's lent his voice too. Above all, this is by far my favorite thing that he has done. As pretentious as he may be, he's always got something real to say. This CD seems to me that this is the most mature he ever did and also the most accessible.
|8||The Mars Volta|
De-Loused in the Comatorium
I'm a sucker for creative technicality and this one has just that. The bizarre time signatures matched with the eerie sense of melody make for quite an entertaining CD. From start to finish this one always puts a grin on my face no matter what mood I'm in.
|9|| ||The Dynospectrum|
It's no secret as to why this one is on the list. Slug is an inarguable genius and everything he's lent his talent to has come out with a fresh sense of life and personality. Though, its not just Slug stealing the show on this one, quite the contrary. Both I, Self Divine and Swift come at you with a nonstop barrage of witty shit-talking over simple yet bass-heavy beats that you want to destroy your subwoofer. If you haven't checked this one out, I highly recommend it.
Canada just always seems to do it right. Poutine, pretty women, and The Arcade Fire all obvious examples of that statement. Funeral is one of those CDs I feel that everyone should listen to because of how captivating each song is. The cohesion this album puts forth is very rarely captured by even the simplest of bands; yet this band does it with a plethora of different instruments and atmospheric sounds that will chill your bones.