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Recent Gets & Looking Ahead

First 9 are recent gets. Last 6 are albums that I'm waiting to hear.
1Phoenix
Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix


The Vampire Weekend of 2009. So catchy & instantly likable.
2 Sigh
Hangman's Hymn


Much different than Imaginary Sonicscapes. Has much more of a black/symphonic feel, which is right up their alley. I'm also really excited about the guest appearances on this album (female vocals from Giant Squid, solo from The Red Chord's Gunface).
3 Keith Merrow
The Arrival


Awesome free album in the same vein as instrumental acts like Cloudkicker, Bulb, and Scale the Summit.
4Living Colour
The Chair in the Doorway


I'm initially disappointed by this. The bass totally dominates the recording, and lacks the "feel" that I expected. after listening to Vivid so many times. Am I missing something here, or is this just a mediocre album?
5Meshuggah
Chaosphere


This album is waaay faster paced than I imagined. It's both a good and bad thing, but I feel like some of the weird grooves are lackluster because they blaze right through them (for example: "The Mouth Licking What You've Bled").
6Pelican
What We All Come to Need


I'm surprised this album got as much guff as it did from many sites/reviews. Sounds like a modified version of their older albums, but they've seem to have taken the Wavering Radiant approach by making things a little more concise and quicker-evolving. "Final Breath" is very refreshing - I never thought I could like vocals in Pelican and now I'm itching for more.
7Muse
The Resistance


Another album that received way more guff than it should have. Seems like they've kinda turned into a modern day Queen - this album is really diverse and catchy.
8Neurosis
Times of Grace


One band I've never gave a shot (despite the hundreds of bands I listen to that are influenced by them) and I feel like a fool for never doing so. Very glad I picked this up, a solid and addicting listen. This is definitely gonna stay on the iPod and in the CD player for a while...
9 Lye By Mistake
Fea Jur


Whoa. Intense, jazzy, and smart. You will wanna give this a listen if you're a fan of Behold... The Arctopus, Spastic Ink, Animals as Leaders, etc. These guys rip.
10Sigh
Scenes from Hell


If the artwork is any indication of how awesome this will be, we're in for a real treat.
11Vampire Weekend
Contra


Their s/t was one of my favorites of '08. If this is half as good as that, I'd be happy.
12 The Dillinger Escape Plan
Option Paralysis


This band can do no wrong. I don't care which way they take their sound, it's guaranteed awesomeness.
13 Tony Danza Tapdance Extravaganza
Danza III


This'll be extreme. Could we ask for anything more from these guys?
14 The Ocean
2 ALBUMS!!!


One album would make any fan happy, but TWO?!
15 Battles
???


Mirrored was an absolute masterpiece. I have no expectations for this only because I have no idea what else they're capable of. All I can predict is some form of unusual greatness.
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