sapient
Brent McCann
User

Reviews 1
Approval 100%

Soundoffs 25
Album Ratings 434
Objectivity 84%

Last Active 04-04-14 4:00 pm
Joined 10-09-13

Forum Posts 2
Review Comments 1,390

 Lists
04.15.14 Recent Jams04.03.14 Sad Jams
04.02.14 Rec Me Your Favorite Bands/artists03.31.14 Chevelle Ranked
03.22.14 Happy 20th, Far Beyond Driven03.21.14 Ratm Ranked
03.18.14 Got Tickets To The Nin/Soundgarden/Deat03.14.14 Late 90s/early 2000s Rock Binge
02.24.14 Open Mic Night Tonight02.12.14 Unbanned Jams
01.29.14 In-between Class Jams01.23.14 New Guitar Day... Again!
01.22.14 Blind Music Purchases: Going With Your 01.14.14 My Cd Collection (part 2)
01.13.14 My Cd Collection (part 1)01.10.14 Went To The Original Newbury Comics Tod
01.06.14 Korn Ranked12.28.13 Pantera Ranked
More »

Blind Music Purchases: Going With Your Gut

In this day and age where an album leaking on the internet is more common than a rpolitical scandal, and music rrstreaming services like Spotify and Pandora rule the world, ra lot of the surprise and thrill of buying a new rrecord rwithout already hearing it rbeforehand has gone out the window. Some of the best moments for me as a rmusic rrlistener have come from buying an album with no idea or very little idea of what the rmusic inside rsounds like, rand while there have been some albums I would've been rbetter off leaving on the record store rshelf, there have ralso been plenty of great rpurchases I've made solely on going with my gut. Below are some rof those pleasant rrsurprises
1Bjork
Homogenic


Bought simply because I had bought Post by her about a year prior, but I had heard none of the songs off of this at the time (at least that's what I thought, when I got to Pluto I actually remembered hearing it when I was younger but I didn't know it was her who performed it). Ended up becoming one of my all time favorite albums
2Siouxsie and the Banshees
Peepshow


My dad was introducing me one night to some of the stuff off of "Juju" and "Superstition" online, and the next day I went out to buy a copy of one of them. The store unfortunately had neither of those records, but they had this which I was completely unfamiliar with. Ended up solidifying my love for the group even more
3Marilyn Manson
Mechanical Animals


Bought this up in a small record store in Salem, MA last summer. I only owned Antichrist Superstar at the time and enjoyed it a lot, but hadn't heard one track off of this. Ended up becoming my favorite Marilyn Manson record
4Brand New
The Devil and God are Raging Inside me


I had heard Jesus and Sowing a Season when in 6th grade, but that was it, and I wasn't a huge fan of either of them at that age. At the end of high school/start of college when fighting with a huge bout of depression, I wasted any money I got on CDs to help curb my emotions. This was one of those albums, and while I didn't like the songs I heard from it originally, I decided to give it a chance all those years later. Ended up being another one of my favorite albums, and it holds a special place to me for helping me through some rough times psychologically
5Type O Negative
October Rust


Heard they were like the gothic metal version of The Cure. Disintegration has always been a favorite, so I snagged this for 7 bucks without hearing any of it before. Great choice on my part
6A Tribe Called Quest
The Low End Theory


Saw this album cover in the Rolling Stone 500 greatest albums book my Uncle bought for me in middle school. I didn't even know it was a rap record, I just always thought the art was cool. Bought it one day Sophomore year of High school online with some spare cash, and lo and behold, it ended up being my first rap album, and the one that showed me that hip hop wasn't just mainstream garbage
7Hum
Downward is Heavenward


I owned You'd Prefer an Astronaut for years, but always heard how this was their magnum opus. Without listening to it beforehand, I picked it up for 6 bucks and was happily impressed
8Converge
Axe to Fall


Only had heard Dark Horse, but bought it anyways. While now it is one of my least favorite Converge records, at the time I liked it enough to give the rest of the discog a listen, with Jane Doe coming out as a favorite
9Silversun Pickups
Carnavas


Only heard Lazy Eye and Well Thought Out Twinkles at the time. Opened me up to the idea that indie rock could actually rock
10Tool
Aenima


My dad one day when I was in middle school got pissed when I told him I wanted him to drive me to the record store to buy an Avenged Sevenfold record. He told me not to buy that shit and get something "actually heavy" (Tool's Undertow) instead. Being impressed by that at the time, he went out the next day and got me Aenima. My life was forever changed right from the first moment I heard the bizarre intro to Stinkfist. I could tell it was something special, and it became not only my favorite album of all time, but the album that influenced me to become a musician. Thanks Dad
Show/Add Comments (10)

FAQ // STAFF & CONTRIBUTORS // SITE FORUM // CONTACT US

Bands: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z


Site Copyright 2005-2013 Sputnikmusic.com
All Album Reviews Displayed With Permission of Authors | Privacy Policy