|Give This Stuff A Shot (Sept & Oct '08)|
10 random albums you should at least give a solid listen.
|1|| ||Man or Astro-Man?|
Destroy All Astro-Men
Surf awesomeness with some weird samples thrown in from 50s/60s television/movies. If you dig this,
check out their album EEVIAC: Operational Index and Reference Guide. I like Destroy All... just a smidge
better but they are both stellar. Their later works gets a little more experimental and strays away from
|2|| ||Oingo Boingo|
20th Century Masters: The Millenium Collection: Best of Oingo Boingo
As awesome as Oingo Boingo is, their individual albums aren't the epic awesomeness you could hope
are. So this greatest hits collection is awesome.... who doesn't love the theme from Weird Science?
I was never huge into Emperor, but this solo release from Emperor's frontman is an AWESOME
black/progressive/experimental metal album. A guest appearance from Opeth's Mikael ?kerfeldt (on
Unhealer) doesn't hurt either...
|4|| ||A Place to Bury Strangers|
A Place to Bury Strangers
Pseudo-Industrial noise rock. Energetic and frightening at times, and yet mellow and beautiful at others.
Fast, dirty, pissed off, disgusting punk. Most of the songs clock in under 1 or 2 minutes - perfect for a
trip to work.
|6|| ||Bobby Bare Jr.|
Young Criminals Starvation League
Country that doesn't suck. Savor it.
|7|| ||Copper Box|
Uh... polka rock? Kinda folky, kinda indie, kinda unexplainable...? Not intrigued? Check out their cover
Comfortably Numb for starters....
For fans of Tetris. Not only are there 8-bit sounds galore, but each song is meticulously built up by
pieces over a fairly long time (most of the songs clock in at about 8+ minutes). Sounds slightly chaotic
first, but then you hear how the distorted vocals sit cozily (and creepily) underneath everything,
your first impressions on the 8-bit ass-kicking you just received.
|9|| ||Herbie Hancock|
Funky. Jazzy. Killer. Sounds like the interludes on the Cosby Show, but better. ;) Except these songs
about 300 times longer and take you on a little trip.
Instrumental. Sometimes psychedelic, sometimes on par with Sabbath-quality heaviness. This album
more with the latter, but their entire discography is something worth checking out! DO IT! DO IT! DO IT!
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