|Weekly Albums #2|
Okay it may have been a little bit ambitious to really digest ten albums a week, so I think the rnumber of albums each will will depend on how busy my week ends up being. This list in order rof preference, rec ranything similar or albums worth the listen for next week.
|1|| ||Bear Vs. Shark|
Right Now You're In The Best Of Hands
A release that just gets better and better with every track. One of the only
albums I heard this week that I know I'm going to be listening to again in the
weeks to come.
I've been on a huge Tom Waits kick lately, and even though this album wasn't
new to me this week, I kind of rediscovered it (and managed to convert two
people to Tom Waits). Awesome album, has inspired me to go out and buy three
more Tom Waits records to listen to in the coming weeks. Only reason it's second
is cause I had heard it before, but it still is amazing.
This album took me four or five listens before I was able to really appreciate it. I
think my expectations were quite high, having heard so much about it, but the
praise is definitely deserved. What I love is that this album SOUNDS like an
album, not just a collection of songs. And also it makes me feel like my body is
being lifted into the heavens by a chorus of (hipster) angels.
Heavier than I was expecting it to be, but not at all in a negative way. Vocals are
great, although some of the softer, whispered areas seemed out of place.
Catch For Us The Foxes
Being a massive La Dispute fan, I was excited to the point of giddiness to discover
another band that apparently had similar vocal work (namely in the more spoken
word vocals). And not to say that I didn't like the album, I really enjoyed it, but I
was kind of disappointed. Musically, this wasn't as heavy or powerful as I had
hoped. And as far as vocals, I think maybe I just need more time to get
accustomed to Aaron Weiss's style before I judge it too fast. This album is going
to get more listens for sure.
|6||Empire! Empire! (I Was A Lonely Estate)|
What It Takes To Move Forward
What It Takes To Move Forward was good - not great. I had a lot of that this week
actually, just good but not great. It combined post-rock and emo well enough, but
didn't really present anything all that new.
This thing is like 13 minutes long, so I think I probably listened to it 6-7 times at
least. The title track I absolutely loved, I couldn't get it out of my head, and the
three remaining songs were all good as well. It was little more pop-punky than I
was expecting, but a good release. Definitely inspired me to listen to some more
Never Born, Never Dead
Another relatively popular release from last year that I never got around to
hearing. I'm not quite sure yet what I really think about it and I need to sit down
and really listen to the story being told before I make a final judgment. So far, it'
my first exposure to Trophy Scars, and the atmosphere this release sets is great.
And I'm a fan of the vocalist's half growls for sure.
I am so on the fence about this album. I want to love it, and there are tracks that
I really like, but for some reason I'm just not feeling it... I'm going to continue
trying though, I think it might be worth it.
|10||As Cities Burn|
Son, I Loved You At Your Darkest
It's a bit more generic post-hardcore than I'm accustomed to, but it's not bad.
Quite honestly it's not something I see myself going back to all that much. This
album seemed to reaffirm the reasons why I tend to stay away from generic,
form-fitting post-hardcore. Meh.