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03.30.10 Overlooked Albums03.07.10 Albums To Fall Asleep To

Overlooked Albums

More than in recent memory, the lists section seems a bit tedious in terms of music. Many of the lists posted everyday are saturated with Sputnik's all-time favorites from any given genre. Honestly, I feel like I have seen Jane Doe and As The Roots Undo listed at least a thousand times in the past three weeks. In a humble, guileless attempt to do something different, I have decided to make a list including a handful of albums which I consider have been overlooked or scarcely discussed by the Sputnik community. All of you are invited to share any album(s) you consider a hidden or ignored gem.
1Grayceon
This Grand Show


From BallsToTheWall's sound-off: Grayceon, a super group of sorts features members of Amber Asylum, Giant Squid, etc to form an epic tour de france by merging progressive rock with post metal all the while being led by a heavy cello bent... Fans of highly creative metal need to hear this album pronto.
2Clogs
The Creatures In the Garden of Lady Walton


Clogs is fronted by Australian composer Padma Newsome and The National's Bryce Dessner. The band's sound is an amalgam of post-rock, folk, and modern classical. This particular album includes guest vocals by My Brightest Diamond's Shara Worden, Sufjan Stevens, and The National's Matt Berninger.
3Current 93
Of Ruine Or Some Blazing Starre


Bleak, psychedelic folk. "Maybe Why I have failed / And all I could have been / And am not / And all I had hoped for / And were not / And everything I hoped / And hoped and hoped and hoped for / I prayed in the morning / And I prayed in the evening / And I got not / From the rotgut god / When all the world starts to shiver / And shimmer and shake all around me / And all the world light was piecemeal / And peaceless / This is the atomic pain of the worlds / The molecular tears / The final crystalline structure of misery"
4David Sylvian
Secrets Of The Beehive


From fireaboveicebelow's review: David Sylvian is what you would call the genius in the shadows... [Secrets Of The Beehive] is the epitome of conscious depression, and basically started the sound of Red House Painters and the like before 'slowcore' was even a genre.
5Nujabes
Metaphorical Music


To define this album as 'superlative excellence in beat composition and production' would be an understatement.
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