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|Nostalgic The First Time.|
Nostalgia is something we all value highly in music. but while it usually shows up after a year or so of listening, these albums hit my roots the first time I listened.
Fear of a Blank Planet
Something about the lush keyboard arrangements really struck a chord with me. And the last half of Anesthetize means so much to me, but in a very strange and indescribable way...
|2|| ||Rise Against|
Siren Song of the Counter-Culture
This took me very strongly back to my roots in mainstream, angry post-hardcore and punk. Not to mention that "Swing Life Away" already had a very deeply ingrained sentimentality to it by the time I heard this whole thing.
Mainly the title track, and mainly the first soft section of that song. When Mikael first croons "Walk with me, you'll never leave" it took me back to being five years old and bouncing up and down to the Genesis my dad was blasting in the car. Strange? Yes.
Soundtrack to a Vacant Life
Something, something, something about this. Benn Jordan's vast assortment of moods on this record is incredible. Certain parts of it had me longing to go back and start over, and others had me looking forward with the deepest of introspection, if that makes sense. This album's affected me like no other has in a long time.
The whole album affected me the first time, but mostly Saeglopur. That song is still incredibly epic and engrossing.
Saturday Night Wrist
This album came to me in a strange way. It had been out for a year by the time I bought it, but during that time, I'd listened to most of the songs exactly one time. So when I obtained it and listened to it all the way through, "Beware", "Cherry Waves", "Rapture", "Kimdracula", and "Riviere" were all like phantom songs from an unmemorable time in my past. Very strange feeling indeed. And also. This record slays. Rats Rats Rats is my favorite Deftones song.
|6 is way awesome and 1 is alright|
|I think a big part of 4 (and this is a point I wanted to but didn't talk about in my review), is that it might be autobiographical, which totally plays into that desire to start over. But I might be wrong, which is another reason why I completely love it.|
|Agree with #4|
|I think you're right EC. It has that same sort of roller-coaster effect that a person with bipolar depression may experience. Whatever the reason, it's still awesome.|
|I still need to get 5 and 6. 1-3 rule.|
|Same thoughts on "Swing Life Away", but I haven't heard the rest.|
I'll get to 4 sometime soon.
|the reason the last part of anesthetize means so much to you is because it's fucking awesome|
|4,5,6 rule hard|