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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.
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.
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.
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"
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.
To define this album as 'superlative excellence in beat composition and production' would be an
|All Current 93 albums are really overlooked which is a shame since they're really good.|
|I dunno about your description about 4. Sure, its cool but I dunno if it started 'slowcore' as you say. Not heard it for ages but I got more of a poetry laden, better singing version of someone like Joni Mitchell. |
|David Sylvian has an album called 'Dead Bees on a Cake'|
What's his thing with bees about?
|Thanks for the comments. Any overlooked-album recommendation is welcome. |
|I really wanna snag a copy of that nujabes disc one day. it sounds ill from what i've heard so far|
|1 and 4 are both awesome albums.|
|I've tried to do this on many occasions (as you can see by my lists) but I've found that, unless you manage to make an album sound irresistible by description or consistently bug your closer user friends, it won't work. |