A few things that have blown me away the past month.
|1||Steve Von Till|
A Grave is a Grim Horse
The heaviest folk I've ever listened to. Probably what he was going for.
|2||The Stone Roses|
The Stone Roses
Just a brilliant rock record. Every track is a standout.
One of those albums that makes you realize that there are still so many different avenues of musical expression to explore. There are so many original ideas and unique sounds on here that I have never experienced before. Incredible.
Odessey and Oracle
Just a case of a band doing what another band is doing but better. They sound like The Beatles and The Beach Boys, but there's something about this that puts it up there with the greatest of those two bands.
|5||The Appleseed Cast|
Low Level Owl, Volume I
A lot of very familiar sounds hit me with this one. The urgency of 90's indie/emo, the cathartic build-ups of post-rock, the same sort of unhinged creative experimental vibe that reminds me so much of Radiohead. Very unique synthesis of a lot of my favorite genres.
MTV Unplugged in New York
This is the concrete proof that Nirvana wasn't just dumb luck. Here you have all the fluff and the rough edges of Nirvana's music stripped off into the emotional center. I probably wouldn't understand the band as well as I do now if I hadn't listened to this.
|7||Simon and Garfunkel|
Bridge Over Troubled Water
the lush piano swells of the title track, the dreamy acoustic movements of The Boxer... this is art-pop bliss.
Remain in Light
One of the most rhythmic pieces of music I've ever heard. I don't dance, in a conventional sense, but this makes me shake my booty.
Watching from a Distance
I'm not too big into traditional doom metal, but this is making a serious case as to why I SHOULD be. Vocalist is definitely my favorite aspect of the bands sound. His howl is so full of emotion and his lyrics are just incredible.
The solo at the end of the title track. 'nuff said.