|Better Late Than Never|
Best of 2009, McP style
Grim, powerful, melodic...breathtaking.
From the slow build of a massive guitar cascade to the final chord, this album breathes the pretension of John Frusciante's writing style, summarizing all his past works and creating something more powerful than many of them ever were.
Max Bemis proves to me that he can write good songs, and not overfill the rest of the album with 20 other pieces of mediocrity. He can waver between boy band silliness, cutting sarcasm, pop-rock catchiness... and even beauty.
What is there to say? J Mascis does work. He does it well. He does it with great solos and catchy rhythms. Solid work from the old goons once again.
|5||And So I Watch You From Afar|
And So I Watch You From Afar
This band can't decide if they want to be post-rock or post-hardcore. So they're just post-good, and are just really great. Their song structures might get repetitive, but its really hard to find instrumentals this brutally catchy and fun to listen to.
It's All Crazy! It's All False! It's All A Dream! It's Alright
Album made me a believer, and I don't just mean with the band either.
The Sleeping Eye
Wtf is this. I didn't know that hardcore punk was supposed to have thrash influences and massive amounts of RIFFS and CHUGGING and ARGH.
|8||Have A Nice Life|
It's not terribly original, but its more than novelty to listen some of the song's original recordings, and the b-sides from Deathconciousness are also great. I also touch myself to this band.
I dunno if this is black metal, or sludge metal...or post metal. It's really fucking good, really fucking deep, and really fucking powerful. It's an example of the more artistic progression of extreme metal.
Merriweather Post Pavilion
16 year old girls who take sideways pictures on over-priced cameras and a blurry lens don't listen to good music. Too bad they got this album right. Album is everything right about faux art people in high school. If that makes sense.
|11||Do Make Say Think|
|12||Wolves In The Throne Room|
The Sleep Of Morbid Dreams
|15||maudlin of the Well|
Part The Second
Flowers From Exile
Spoils Of Failure
|19||Six Organs Of Admittance|
|20||The Mars Volta|
|21||My Heart To Joy|
Seasons In Verse
Crack The Skye
|24||A Place To Bury Strangers|