|UserSoundoffs 12Album Ratings 594Objectivity 65%Last Active 02-17-11 10:54 amJoined 11-22-10Forum Posts 0Review Comments 453
I've had some pretty surprising finds of late, and its been kind of nice. Not surprises in the sense of just a whim purchase, but albums I have comfortably written off for various reasons. Good shit. Also, with a lot of these surprises I was hoping for a couple more. In the shape of Circa Survive, As Tall As Lions or even Rx Bandits? Any recs on where to start?
|1||The Sound Of Animals Fighting|
The Ocean and The Sun
I could quite easily put all three of TSOAF albums on this list, but I had have to take their latest by a wide margin. I always wrote them off cause of these inclusion of emo garbage Craig Owens, and I've never been a fan of Circa Survive. This album has literally blown me away now though and I may be ready to dive in Circa Survive
|2||Portugal. The Man|
The Satanic Satanist
I loved the first three Portugal albums. Then they released this album either at a weird time. I was kind of bored with their sound at the time, and I thought what I had heard sounded like they'd conformed to lazy pop songs instead of venturing further into what I know they're capable of. Anyhow, finally got this and have since learned they are pop songs, but delightfully melodic and memorable ones at that.
Never wanted to give these guys a chance for whatever reason. I had friends who always dug em, and I've always been into the ATDI meets math rocky kind of vibe they exume often. Gave this a chance and never looked back. Great album that was more varied than I would have ever given credit for. The middle of the album is the best for me on this one.
This one was a while ago, but an album I feel deserves mention. I slowly delved deeper into the obscure half of PJ's discography, and ended my journey with this disc. Often ripped an and written off as the worst Pearl Jam album, I initially agreed. After a few listens though I started to realize this may have been the first real, straight from the heart Pearl Jam that fans have been craving since the "Ten" and "Vs." days. Maybe not that good, but a damn good slice of PJ if ya ask me.
|5||The Mars Volta|
The Bedlam In Goliath
I have fallen in and out of love with this album quite a few times now. I am recently coming out of an almost year and a half hate affair with this mammoth. I've taken on a new angle when listening to Bedlam now; that being that it's almost (..almost) a hark back to Omar's (definitely not Cedric's vocals) guitar techniques of his 2001 era ATDI. Maybe the closest to a post-hardcore TMV album we'll get? Eh, I'm an idiot
Blue Sky Noise
|7|| ||As Tall As Lions|
You Can't Take It With You
|8||The Sound Of Animals Fighting|
Lover, The Lord Has Left Us...
Hated it at first, and I guess I put too many slots, so I'll include this one to show my new surprising love for TSOAF. But yes, first listen, I thought most of this was unbearable. Like most say, let it grow, and grown it has. All three of their albums together somehow make sense to me beautifully. Great ass band.
|9||The Sound Of Animals Fighting|
Tiger and The Duke
Just because again, I really am digging them. Now I don't whether I should venture off into Circa Survive land
|sound of animals fighting is great check out rx bandits cause some of the members in SOAF are from that band|
|first half of you cant take it with you is excellent too|
|6. definitely. nowadays the cool thing is to hate it, but that album caught me by surprise and i've enjoyed the hell out of it for close to a year now|
|yo get on letting go... its circas best album|
|emo garbage Craig Owens|
definitely check out rx bandits. and why don't you just listen to 6 and 7 and decide for yourself.
|Yeah, do that thing.|
|Such an awesome list title.|
ATAL's s/t has always been my favorite, lafcadio is also amazing
CS, deff go for On Letting Go though my fav CS song is Juturna, also The Inuit Sessions are good and whoever neg'd Blue Sky Noise, you sir can FOAD
|if you dont get 6 you will probably die in the near future|
|Get 6. Circa's best work for sure. Get it. Now|
|blue sky noise is not that good|
|Circa Survive sucks basically.|
|Circa Survive sucks basically.  |
And 5 fucking rapes. Fuck anyone who doesn't share that opinion.
|try out Karnivool and Dead letter circus. They are somewhat similar but definitely amazing.|
|the first two songs on blue sky noise are great, but other than that, not so much. on letting go is their best imo. |