|Early 2014 |
I haven't been keeping up with new releases as compared to last year but rthese are what I've heard so far. List is sort of ranked and a lot of these rrequire to some additional listens to cement my true feelings on them r(looking at you Swans).
|1||The War on Drugs|
Lost in the Dream
Easy favorite so far. It's just too perfect.
Only listened to this a few times but it's pretty obvious there's something special here. Further
listenings may reveal it to be a classic.
Much more aggressive than anything they've done before. There's no "I Can Feel a Hot One" to be found
here. I haven't been blown away with this as compared to their earlier works but it's still a kick ass release.
Shadows of the Dying Sun
I'm sucker for melo-death and these guys pull it off so well. Nothing new here but still a solid
|5||Thee Silver Mount Zion|
Fuck Off Get Free We Pour Light on Everything
In a time where there's not too much new going on in post-rock, these guys still
manage to create unique sounding stuff.
I can already tell this will be getting a lot of spins this summer.
Upside Down Mountain
Just heard this last night but I really loved it. Has he potential to move up.
Melo stuff from Buckethead. One of the better ones from the Pike series.
To Be Kind
I've never tried harder to like a band than I have with Swans. I'm almost to the point where it's
going to "click" I think. Hope it's worth all the time I've put into it.
Most of this can be found on earlier EP's but it's still beautiful stuff. Chino's voice=sex.
|11||Have a Nice Life|
The Unnatural World
Another one of those I need to listen to more to get a more clear opinion on it. I remember
enjoying it but I can't recall a single thing about it.
Alcest went full shoegaze with pretty good results. Sort of drags by the end though.
Not much to say here, pretty standard 311. I'll still listen to this a ton over the summer
Only listened to this a couple times. Another one of those where I liked it, but can't
recall it that well.
More melo Buckethead.
Not bad by any means, just not as good as his previous albums.
Kindly Bent to Free Us
I actually think musically this album is incredible from a technical point of view, but nothing
really sticks out to keep you coming back.
We Come From Exploding Stars
I fell asleep while listening the first time, then felt myself falling asleep on the
second try. Don't think I'm destined to finish this.
Pretty disappointing actually.
Heavy drone that I haven't felt compelled to listen to again.