AtavanHalen
David James Young
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Reviews 181
Approval 90%

Soundoffs 215
News Articles 34
Band Edits + Tags 11
Album Edits 162

Album Ratings 1588
Objectivity 76%

Last Active 11-04-12 12:35 am
Joined 01-18-07

Forum Posts 93
Review Comments 17,927

 Lists
12.31.12 Ataventytwelve - 50 Best LPs 12.05.12 Ataventytwelve - 100 Best Songs Of 2012
07.03.12 Twentytwelvatavan02.19.12 Recording My Debut Album Today
01.21.12 Atavanest 100 Of 2011 12.16.11 Twentyelevatavan
06.28.11 Top 5 Favourite Review Criticisms06.16.11 Half A Year And Here You Are Again
03.11.11 Atavangiggin' - February 201101.30.11 Atavangiggin' - January 2011
01.04.11 Atavanhalen Vs. The World - Best Songs 01.02.11 Atavanhalen Vs. The World - Best Albums
12.27.10 Atavanhalen Vs. The World - Best Gigs 212.23.10 Atavanhalen Vs. The World - Underrated
12.22.10 Atavanhalen Vs. The World - Overrated 210.18.10 The A-Z Of Crap Music
09.07.10 Australia, Where You At?09.06.10 Favourite 2010 Songs (so Far)
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1Cap'n Jazz

This is simply fantastic music. Huge energy, diverse sound, unique vocalist that can make not being able to sing so damn listenable...love this stuff.
2Portrait

John recommended this band to me, and I'm pretty impressed thus far. Really enjoy the tracks where the band mix it up with different kinds of instruments like mandolin or violin.
3Jem

Haven't listened to her in ages, but getting back into her music has been great. She's definitely an underrated artist.
4Randy Newman

Disc by disc I'm getting "Guilty: Thirty Years of Randy Newman". What a great songwriter this guy is. There's certainly more to him than "You Got A Friend In Me", as I first thought as a kid.
5Leonard Cohen

Unbelievable songwriting ability. I can't believe I've gone this long without experiencing his music. I can certainly see where Nick Cave has gotten a lot of influence now.
6Portraits of Past

Holy shit. This band pretty much scared the hell out of me on first listen. Had NO idea what was going on. I really dig it now, though, especially those nightmare-inducing vocals.
7Rufus Wainwright

Very rarely have I experienced a voice more beautiful.
8Enslaved

Fantastically executed black metal. A real treat to listen to.
9Lagwagon

Long time spoken of and worshipped amongst my peers at school, but I had never really listened to them up until this point. Just got Blaze and also Duh, which I think are really solid listens.
10Supergrass

Again, a lot more to them than their best known song ("Alright"). In It For The Money is a solid release, and I'm slowly working through the rest of their discography as well.
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