|Digs Of The Current|
This is a list of albums that have been occupying much of my time recently.
This album is just massive and full of all sorts of emotion. Really lifts you to another plane when you're focusing on only what is happening in the music.
I've only spun it once, but it was one of the rare occasions where I was thoroughly pleased upon first listen. In my eyes it kind of takes the more cryptic pleasures of Panopticon and puts it in a more accessible format.
|3||Godspeed You! Black Emperor|
Lift Your Skinny Fists Like Antennas...
I've never encountered an album that made me want to shed a tear and conquer all of life's challenges all at once. Wonderful stuff.
Begin to Hope
The album didn't flow as smoothly as I'd hoped, but I'll be damned if this girl hasn't carved out a little spot in my memory.
Talk about a diamond in the rough. This album seems to get little to no recognition as far as their discography goes, but I think it may have jumped directly to the top of my "Best of Dream Theater" list.
Angels of Darkness, Demons of Light I
This is music I could do almost anything to. Relax, think, work, etc. It really has a lot more to offer than what it may seem at first.
Honestly one of the most rewarding purchases of recent years. It's a rarity that I can find the opportunity to say this, but this is damn near being without flaw.
At first I really despised the "poppier" tone they went for with this album, but after dozens of spins it really grew on me. There is a lot to take from this.
|9||Andrew Jackson Jihad|
Actually a pretty emotional experience. He sings from such a melancholy perspective on everything, but it's easy to relate to. Nothing is sugar coated, and some of it border downright disturbing. A wonderful release.
A definite improvement upon 'Exoplanet', in my eyes. A really progressive approach this time around, and despite that overused guitar tone I think these guys are really beginning to find themselves.
The musicianship and general flow of this album is just beyond admirable. The progressive wankery is used so tastefully.
A Determinism of Morality
Just a massive record with a lot to offer. Such a cohesive sound.