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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,
also
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
the
surf style.
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
they
are. So this greatest hits collection is awesome.... who doesn't love the theme from Weird Science?
3Ihsahn
angL


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
the track
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.
5 Zeke
Dirty Sanchez


Fast, dirty, pissed off, disgusting punk. Most of the songs clock in under 1 or 2 minutes - perfect for a
short
trip to work.
6 Bobby Bare Jr.
Young Criminals Starvation League


Country that doesn't suck. Savor it.
7 Copper Box
Sunny Days


Uh... polka rock? Kinda folky, kinda indie, kinda unexplainable...? Not intrigued? Check out their cover
of
Comfortably Numb for starters....
8Fuck Buttons
Street Horrrsing


For fans of Tetris. Not only are there 8-bit sounds galore, but each song is meticulously built up by
small
pieces over a fairly long time (most of the songs clock in at about 8+ minutes). Sounds slightly chaotic
at
first, but then you hear how the distorted vocals sit cozily (and creepily) underneath everything,
changing
your first impressions on the 8-bit ass-kicking you just received.
9 Herbie Hancock
Head Hunters


Funky. Jazzy. Killer. Sounds like the interludes on the Cosby Show, but better. ;) Except these songs
are
about 300 times longer and take you on a little trip.
10 Kinski
Alpine Static


Instrumental. Sometimes psychedelic, sometimes on par with Sabbath-quality heaviness. This album
flows
more with the latter, but their entire discography is something worth checking out! DO IT! DO IT! DO IT!
DO
IT! DO IT! DO IT! DO IT! DO IT! DO IT! DO IT! DO IT! DO IT! DO IT! DO IT! DO IT! DO IT!
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