After going longer then I ever want to go again without a job, I am employed once more so maybe now I can actually splurge on myself occasionaly (doesn't splurge sound a little dirty?). Anyways here is some new stuff I got this weeek along with just some stuff I've been listening to lately, I'm kind of all over the place with this one.
Boris at Last - Feedbacker
My first Boris album I just listened to this week and this was an experience to be had. Sometimes drone can bore me but this kept me in it the whole way, and when that guitar solo comes in...i mean my god. Great stuff.
The second Boris album I've ever heard and it couldn't be more opposite of Feedbacker. Instead of a heavy drone affair this is catchy, poppy, and just a shit ton of fun. Totally caught me off guard the first time I listened to it but I'm giving it another spin now and am enjoying it a lot.
Angels of Darkness, Demons of Light (Volume 1)
Nothing really exciting happens here but it does its job well of being a very hypnotic chill album. I've gone to bed listning to this every night this week and each time I had the most bizarre dreams. Definately got me interested in listening to their other materia.
|4||My Morning Jacket|
Well I've been on a MMJ binge for a couple months now with no end in sight. This is probably tied for my favorite along with It Still Moves. Totally pumped for their new album which is coming out soon I believe.
I'm not a hip-hop aficionado by any means, I mean I like it occasionaly, I enjoyed the new Kanye album, as well as a few others but I got to say, this is remarkable. Best thing I've heard in the genre since Deltron 3030. These are some of the best beats I've ever heard and I love the whole concept about the different levels of concious thing. Probably my favorite album from this year so far.
Fly by Night
Basically I've been listening to Anthem on repeat for hours, but the rest of the album is killer as well.
MTV Unplugged in New York
RIP Kurt. The performance of Where Did You Sleep Last Night still sends shivers down my spine.
Love as a Dark Hallway
I am absolutely in love with Benn's last two albums so obviously I had great expectations for this one. Basically this seems like a more formal affair, its not as long as his others but still has a lot of enjoyable material on here, especially The Basement Community and Heroes On Your Lawn at Night.
|9||Queens of the Stone Age|
Surprisingly this was the only QOTSA I hadn't heard yet. Of course it fucking owns.
The Last Resort
I tried something new here in that I've never really given techno, or minimalist techno, or whatever you want to call it a chance. Needless to say I really enjoyed this the first time through. Should probably give it another spin to form a more solid opinion of it though since it was playing as background music to my studying when I listened to it the first time.
Noisy, loud, and J Mascis shredding away, what's not to enjoy? Probably my favorite album by them with You're Living All Over Me and Farm close behind.
I was probably one of many who had given up on the Dave Grohl and the boys lately. Honesty I was looking forward to more Them Crooked Vultures than this, but the Foo Fighters really came through for me here. It is a lot more ballsy while still retaining their great knack at writing hooks. I prematurely gave this a 4.5 after my first listen but have since dropped it to a 4, but I still got to say this surpassed all my expectations.
|13||Type O Negative|
I was reading a list last week about night driving music and somebody rec'd this so I thought I'd try it as well. This is the album I've been searching for my whole life. It's hard to describe, but this is the ideal night music in my book, with equal parts goth, industrial, metal, with a great melodic side to it. I'd never listened to these guys before but this totally blew me away.
War of the Roses
Another great effort from these norwegian chameleons. Probably my favorite non-black metal release of theirs so far, though Perdition City is right up there.
My ultimate guilty pleasure. The soundtrack to my 8th grade year all that time ago. I dusted this off recently and I still really like it. I've thankfully grew out of my Korn phase long ago, but I can't help but like this.