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In which Acanthus is filled with a love for downtempo and alternative
Possibly better than Fantasies, which is shocking. For all the calls of being inconstant I really enjoy almost every song, though the first half of the album is
stronger due to the combo of the first few songs.
Rise of a Digital Nation
The surprise of the year for me, liking this album. I'd heard about them before but
the lead singers voice never really clicked until I heard "Angels" (it also helpe that
they put their banner/tracks on TPB, props for that). The lyricism is ambiguous and
fits many instances without being pigeon holed into a "gamer only" corner, and the
guys really know how to play their instruments.
Dubstep I thoroughly enjoy. He went out and made music he wanted to hear, then
released it for free. Not Skrillex-y, not like Benga. More of a bass and funk mixture,
Really cool stuff, never heard of the guy before. Glitchy, hip-hop elements, it
strikes my fancy.
Jazz metal man. Sometimes this reminds me of anime, sometimes video games
("Lazy Boy" especially) and other's lounge music ("K2" was used in one of my more
recent mixes, loved how it flows). Really fun, hit me at a time where it would
influence me the most musically.
|6||Front Line Assembly|
WAAAHHHHH they're not industrial anymore! Shut the fuck up and sit down. Rather
than fade into irrelevancy the guys over at FLA decided to do some soundtrack
work using a different genre and pulled it off quite well. It's heartening to see industrial bands innovate, rather than continue to repeat the same sound.
When I first heard this on Pandora I immediately had to smile, melding violin and
electronic elements was just too cool. Interestingly enough this IS gimmicky, but it
works. Ms Sterling could have easily opted for a more minimal approach and garned
a more underground following, but opted for a wider audience with her dubstep
elements; I like it.
These guys clicked. Hard. Finally. "Blindspot" really drew me in, and is a favorite.
Form Follows Function
I like to call these guys progressive trance, but they're a bit psychedelic too. One
of my favorite bands to play at festivals, highly recommend most of their work if
you're into more traditional festival music.
|10||Coheed and Cambria|
The Afterman: Ascension
Finally a C&C album I can get into, the last two really weren't my thing. Sadly
missed out on seeing them live, but I really enjoy this and eagerly await the second
half to be released.
Death By Misadventure
Minimal. Gorgeous. A lot of influences to be found if you're the careful listener type.
Catchy, yet still m/ to the core.
Requiem For The Indifferent
Beautiful, though the album seems to flounder towards the end.
|14||Suis La Lune|
The instrumentation brings this to a whole new level.
Medpack Vol. 1
Changing styles, yet still the same strong effort from the band.
From The Land Of The Rising Sun - Inside The React
It's Juno Reactor, what's not to like? Remixes of classic tracks give things a new
twist, and gives you hope for a new album.
Catchy, yet not like the previous album. A change at the height of popularity, I
applaud the move.
|Been a fun year, and there's so much more I could list that I found for the first time but wasn't
released this year.
Only the first two slots are in order, I enjoy many things almost equally.
Honorable mentions go to Delerium, Blaqk Audio, and The Synthetic Dream Foundation. |
|some solid stuff you got here|
|A lot of things I'm just now getting around to, so there's a lot of my year that was spent with older releases. |
Also a ton of stuff that isn't in the database, or were free compilations.
|btw how was your Thanksgiving?|
|For 4, check out Program Music I asap. Stella is song of the decade|
|I've heard about it, just haven't got to it yet. |
|@Chop - Pretty dull, hard to remember it though since work picked up; just been there or at home for the most part. |
|swee still haven't heard 2 yet but I have a lotta their old stuff|
|I've yet to venture into their older works.|
|"I've heard about it, just haven't got to it yet."|
whoa of all people!
|Hey, I've got a lot of new stuff to listen to; going into an artists back catalog isn't on my mind right now. |
|so much jizz|
|What can I say, I like large loads. |
|Every Stirling song sounds the fucking same.|
|A lot of them are the same tempo and genre, like I said it's gimmicky but I can deal with that. |
If her next album is more of the same however then it becomes inexcusable, though it might take me awhile to say why.
|"For 4, check out Program Music I asap. Stella is song of the decade"|
sweet list dude...especially 5 and 8