Daniel Dias

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07.07.16 Dan's June Digs07.02.16 Use Your Illusion: Post-Amputation Surg
06.25.16 Stadium Arcadium: Post-Amputation Surge06.15.16 Match The Lyrics: Vol. 1
02.16.16 Favorite R.E.M. Openers09.16.15 Back To School
09.05.15 Need Ambient Recs08.24.15 Folk Recs
07.19.15 Pavement: Retrospective 12.15.14 5 Underrated Ratm Songs
11.02.14 Favorite Users List

Dan's June Digs

Note: this is not about albums released in june, but personal june discoveries. Thinking of doing a 'best summer discoveries' list, so july and august lists and so forth should come too.

Post rock

Heard this album back in last november and felt slightly disappointed, gave it a spin again randomly and it just clicked. Genre defining and consistently amazing, pretty much every tune here is a classic, 'Good morning captain' is astounding. RATING: 4.5/5.
2Joni Mitchell


Had only heard 'Court and spark' before, past september i think, and felt interested in digging into her stuff more. Took me longer than i initially figured but this made up for it, album is impressively consistent and deserves its acclaim. RATING: 4.5/5.
Indoor Living

Indie rock

This band is underrated hard, 'Foolish' and 'No pocky for kitty' are absolutely amazing, genre essentials i'd dare say. Once youthful and irreverent, this is a sound of a band reflecting on middle age. Which is not to say this doesn't sound interesting, less punk and more mellow than classic superchunk but still a couple of classic cuts. RATING: 3/5.
4Butthole Surfers
Locust Abortion Technician


This one is amazing, massively overlooked on sput it seems. Noisy, abrasive and defying song structure, a lot of cuts on this are hilarious and '22 going on 23' is a superb closer, unsettling as sh't. Curious to see if their other material can top this. RATING: 4/5.
5Queens of the Stone Age
Lullabies to Paralyze

Stoner rock

This, 'Era vulgaris' and their debut are all i had left to finish this band's discography. Having already spun this, and also 'Era' early in july, i can say this one will probably end up as my least favorite. It is decent, but pretty much every single here is only average, and second half has its share of dull moments. 'Tangled up in plaid' is a classic tune, though. RATING: 3/5.
6The Amps

Indie rock

Another kim deal side project, this one is probably her best besides 'Pod', which is almost pretty much a classic in itself. This is sometimes a bit more mellow, a sound that suits her pretty well, and there's enough classic kim punk tunes to justify a full listen. RATING: 3.5/5.
7Pink Floyd

Prog rock

This is perfect. Definitely my fave floyd, every track is unbelievably good. Songwriting is spot on, musicianship is superb, not a single bad thing i could point out here tbh. And dave's solos are perfect too, no guitarist should be allowed to do extended solos but mark knopfler and dave, i mean just listen to 'Dogs'. RATING: 5/5.
8Chris Cornell
Euphoria Morning

Alternative rock

One of my favorite vocalists from one of my favorite bands releasing a solo album that sounds quite a bit different than his main band's usual output is sure to get me excited. This sounds more intimate at times and chris has more creative freedom than ever before, not every experiment ends in greatness but there's a handful of gems, 'Follow my way' being my fave. RATING: 3.5/5.
9James Taylor
Mud Slide Slim and the Blue Horizon


I must've heard this 10 to 12 times on separate occasions before, and it never quite clicked for me. Yet i insisted since 'Sweet baby james' is a fantastic record (seriously, more people on sput should check it), unfortunately this doesn't quite live up to it. A couple of good tunes but nowhere near as memorable as sbj, still a decent album. RATING: 3/5.
Natural Elements

Folk / Jazz fusion

My man doof inadvertently put this on my radar, some really great stuff on here. Instrumental folky jams that come off rather cohesive instead of wanky, this sounds very uplifting and peaceful overall, has a great atmosphere, 'Happiness is being together' is a real beauty. RATING: 4/5.
Come On Pilgrim

Indie rock

Can't believe it took me so long to hear this. This is logically closer in style to 'Surfer rosa', has a noisier and relentless quality. Plus, being only 20 minutes long, it never really gets boring. Pre-album version of 'Vamos' is great, and there's also classics such as 'Caribou' and 'Isla De Encanta'. Firmly top 3 pixies. RATING: 4.5/5.
12Dinosaur Jr.
You're Living All Over Me

Indie rock

Another classic that took me longer than expected to listen to, this is obviously a much better introduction to this band than my first proper dino jr. album ('Where you been'). What a time to start getting into em, have to hear their debut and 'Bug' before august. RATING: 4.5/5.


'Play' is arguably an excellent album, i guess moby couldn't resist following it up using a pretty identical formula. This has some good moments but unfortunately gets often asked an all too tempting question 'is it as good as play?'. And that it is not, i'm afraid. RATING: 3/5.
14June of 44
The Anatomy of Sharks

Post hardcore

'Spiderland' has been serving as an introduction for all types of bands for me recently. Out of all those, this one struck out as impressively great. All of this is quality from start to finish, title track in particular is fantastic. Slint fans should check this. RATING: 4/5.
15The Vaselines
Dying for It

Indie pop

I can thank kurt cobain for not only being a fantastic musician and creating some of my favorite albums, but also for getting me into bands such as this one. This ep is 4 songs of pure class, every tune is amazing, this is some of the catchiest stuff i've ever heard lol. RATING: 4.5/5.

Post hardcore

Steve albini is a beast, his face is so punchable but he does make and produce some great music. Shellac easily has his best original material, and this single is solid proof. 'Doris' is a great tune, but 'Wingwalker' really stands out here, it is a classic tune. RATING: 4/5.
17Regina Spektor
Soviet Kitsch

Indie pop

I had been meaning to check this for little more than a year, but i never imagined it to be this good. It really is special, regina is a quirky little artist but her quirkiness is a big part of why this is so good. Behind her goofy quality lies a delicate heart, making pretty much every song here even better. This is essential. RATING: 4.5/5.
18Red Hot Chili Peppers
One Hot Minute

Alternative rock

This one is incredibly underrated, slightly better than 'Californication' and amazes me how this has a lower average than 'Stadium arcadium'. Many people dismiss this because of dave navarro, but they had a great sound going on here, their typical funkiness and a mad psychedelic touch to it. 'Coffee shop' is a jam and a half. RATING: 4/5.
19Sufjan Stevens
Carrie and Lowell

Indie folk

Yet another dude that got caught up in my waiting list a bit too long before i gave him a real spin, truth is this is a beauty. Had to do a couple of train rides recently and for some reason, listening to this one seemed really fitting. 'Death with dignity' is a fantastic tune. RATING: 4.5/5.
Premiers Symptomes


Absolutely loved 'moon safari' back when i first heard it in november, then i almost forgot about this band. Fortunately, this ep jumped at me randomly this past month and it's a great one. First half of this is superb, 'Casanova 70' rules and 'Les professionels' is even better, a sort of prelude to 'All i need', this is great for dedicated fans. RATING: 3.5/5.
21My Bloody Valentine


'Loveless' has been on my list for ages now, i've known 'Only shallow' and 'Soon' for almost a year, yet i still haven't given that album a proper spin. But i finally got going, and this ep turned out to be an amazing starting point for me. Couldn't be more pleased too, this is special. RATING: 4/5.


Almost no one but me and zak seems to remember this band on sput. 'Big calm' and 'Who can you trust' are hidden gems, and they've done some other great stuff over time. Like this, for example. Perfect for this time of year, this is lovely melody all around, relaxing and fresh, just what i look for in em. RATING: 3.5/5.
23Meat Puppets

Alternative rock

Once again man, nirvana had some f'cking good taste. I'm really into this band atm, i had already heard 'II' and 'Up on the sun' last summer and fell in love pretty much, 'In a car' and 'I' more recently, now this. Plan to keep on going for sure, hoping it's all as good as this. RATING: 4/5.
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