|10 Albums That Need More Ratings|
10 great albums that very few people other than myself (and in some
cases, just me) have rated. Some of these I plan on reviewing in the
summer when I have more time to write non-class related things, but until
then here's the list.
Genre: Industrial rock Current Ratings: 15 Average Rating: 3.7 My Rating: 4.0
Their best album, in my opinion. Free Dominguez has a great voice, and she adds a
lot to the album. I don't think it would be as good with a different vocalist. One
complaint about it is that sometimes the guitar's production subtracts from the
heaviness instead of adding to it like it should.
Genre: Downtempo Current Ratings: 2 Average Rating: 4.5 My Rating: 5.0
I'm not really sure how to describe this. It's dark. It's relaxing. It's fun. It's sexy. It
manages to bring a retro and futuristic sound at the same time.
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Genre: Chillstep? Current Ratings: 1 My Rating: 4.5
Shadowx is a friend of a friend, and collaborated with A.N.O. to make this EP. It's got
a lot of piano mixed with ambient soundscapes and occasional dubstep (not really
brostep I don't think) parts.
Genre: Middle Eastern Folk/Electronic Current Ratings: 8 Average Rating: 4.0 My
Traditional Middle Eastern instruments, Sufi poetry, and electronic elements (I usually
see it described as trance but I'm not too familiar with electronic subgenera) combine
to make an interesting and enjoyable album. I randomly bought this from Borders
years ago but never really appreciated it until about two years ago.
Genre: Grindcore/Death Metal Current Ratings: 1 My Rating: 4.5
I'm not well-versed in grindcore, but this album got me interested in exploring the
genre more. It's heavy as fuck, but not overly abrasive.
Genre: Post-hardcore/Emo Current Ratings: 1 My Rating: 4.0
I still don't know when or how I got this album, but it was on my laptop and I listened
to it and it ruled. It puts a big emphasis on atmosphere/soundscape. Athom knows
these guys and was in a band with them before, too. So that's cool.
Genre: Trip-Hop Current Ratings: 1 My Rating: 4.0
Their second (and last) full length album, I heard about this because their music was
used for a band in Buffy the Vampire Slayer. The album has two types of songs:
vocal-centric and beat-centric. I prefer the vocal ones by a little.
Expecting The Worst
Genre: Pop punk Current Ratings: 2 Average Rating: 4.3 My Rating: 4.0
Female fronted pop punk that doesn't rip off Paramore. Catchy and energetic, it's a
quality debut EP. The moments of interplay between the male and female vocals are
my favorites on the album, so I chose the song with the most.
Lengths and Limits
Genre: Alternative rock/Emo Current Ratings: 1 My Rating: 4.0
They remind me of Modern Baseball, but with the emo toned down a bit and the
alternative turned up. They're not together any more, sadly. But somehow this CD
ended up in a used music store I go to.
Slow The Rain
Genre: Indie pop Current Ratings: 4 Average Rating: 4.5 My Rating: 4.5
All of her albums have a low number of ratings, but her debut has the least. Unlike
her other albums, this one is piano driven. I prefer this sound to her later one. For
me, this album is one of those that I can just listen to it on repeat and not get tired of
it at all.