|UserSoundoffs 21Album Ratings 389Objectivity 47%Last Active 10-25-11 4:18 pmJoined 10-11-07Forum Posts 4Review Comments 193
|My Favorite Albums Off The Top Of My Head|
I've been having some serious listomania lately and i figured why not crank out my favorite
cds? This sorta thing would take a lifetime to make in the way i want it so i'm just rattling off
things that jump to mind.
There is almost nothing else out there that is so difficult to stop listening to. Every song flows into the next
effortlessly. You'll dance, you'll cry, and you'll take away from it meaning and encouragement. Whether
your dozing off, in the car, or being bumped into by some really sweaty person at a rave and kinda getting
wierded out, Play will remind you that music is fun. Fun and filled to the brim with soul.
I fondly recall finding this in a used record shop, taking it home and listening to it on repeat with Tony
Hawk 3 for background. I almost dropped the controller after the second or third listen and thought
something to the effect of, "Oh shit, I'm going to be addicted to music for the rest of my life." And so it
was, but nothing can catch you so off guard as this album. It defies genre, in that it engulfs just about all
of them and does not fail to bring a smile or, in some cases, insane strobe light dance parties.
You can space out to it, you can painstakingly examine it, or you can just put it on and forget all things
unhappy. Air breathes in you, gives life to fantasy; and stays classy all the while.
This might still be to soon; but when I really think about it, fuck that. In Rainbows is as solid an effort as
efforts come. It came out under a mist of insanely unrealistic expectations, placed on it by my inner
fandom, yet explodes all realms of awesome. So tastefully tracked, so simple, yet also complex in an
almost universal language. And that, after all, is what makes music the voice of so many souls, and the
comfortable constant in everyone's life.
|6||The Mars Volta|
Frances the Mute
I really miss At the Drive In but, let's be honest, what Omar and Cedric have managed to crack out with
the Mars Volta, whatever your opinion of the band, is massively entertaining. This is simply my favorite
effort of Omar's to date, and it really showcases what lengths you can take a concept album to with the
finished product beguiling the listener as both a whole as well as track by track, listen after listen.
Damon Albarn is a genius; this much is probably obvious to most. But what cannot be understated is the
brilliance of Demon Days. Everything you could ask for in a pop record pops up on every minute of every
song. There is not one moment that I do not savor on this work of art. The ending alone makes it a
masterpiece; but, oh yeah, there's the rest too. This is what separates good from great; and Gorillaz are
undoubtedly something better than great.
There might be people who look at the earlier Beatles canon as a precursor to something better or more
artistic. I hold that whether you're a fan of every song of the Beatles', or someone who strictly listens to
their latter work, this album is the perfect volta from early to later; and probably showcases, better than
any other Beatles work, the pioneering spirit the band carried in the song writing and recording process.
Sufficient word has been made clear about this album lately. I won't drone about it's influential nature,
cultural implications, or something to that effect. I will only say that I love this band; and this will always
be my favorite way to spend time with headphones covering my ears, while the world just spins in the
Aside from being my hands-down favorite debut, "Led Zeppelin" defines everything I've ever loved about
blues in the heaviest, rawest way possible. Plan's vocal's are never more soulful, Page's arrangements and
production are in top form, and Bonzo lets the world know he's a force to be reckoned with in "Good Times
Bad Times" so much so that you can't help but get giddy for the rest of the ride.
If I can think of a better Beatles album; i'll be damned if this one just keeps popping into my head. The
medly, the diversity of songs written by John, Paul, George, and Ringo never seem to come together better
than right here. From the first beat of "Come Together" to the last minute ode to the Queen, if somewhat
cynical an ode of course, the group performs to their greatest potential.
|6-9 are pretty damn awesome. California is my favourite out of these. Cool taste, nice and diverse.|
|The only one here I haven't heard is Talkie Walkie. Everything else is brilliant. Except for Frances The Mute. That shit fucking sucks|