|Recent Gets & Looking Ahead|
First 9 are recent gets. Last 6 are albums that I'm waiting to hear.
Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix
The Vampire Weekend of 2009. So catchy & instantly likable.
Much different than Imaginary Sonicscapes. Has much more of a black/symphonic feel, which is right
alley. I'm also really excited about the guest appearances on this album (female vocals from Giant
from The Red Chord's Gunface).
|3|| ||Keith Merrow|
Awesome free album in the same vein as instrumental acts like Cloudkicker, Bulb, and Scale the Summit.
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
This album is waaay faster paced than I imagined. It's both a good and bad thing, but I feel like some
the weird grooves are lackluster because they blaze right through them (for example: "The Mouth
What You've Bled").
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
their older albums, but they've seem to have taken the Wavering Radiant approach by making things a
more concise and quicker-evolving. "Final Breath" is very refreshing - I never thought I could like
Pelican and now I'm itching for more.
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.
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|
Whoa. Intense, jazzy, and smart. You will wanna give this a listen if you're a fan of Behold... The
Spastic Ink, Animals as Leaders, etc. These guys rip.
Scenes from Hell
If the artwork is any indication of how awesome this will be, we're in for a real treat.
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|
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|
This'll be extreme. Could we ask for anything more from these guys?
|14|| ||The Ocean|
One album would make any fan happy, but TWO?!
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.