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April 2015 - Week 3 and 4

More garbage - More music
Ecstasy, Crashing Beats And Fantasy

3.5 ~ techno ~ EP by local dude, solid stuff, a bit industrial on this one
2Yoko Ono
Yoko Ono/Plastic Ono Band

3.0 ~ avant-garde/experimental pop ~ the group jams are tight, Yoko is decent, but the weakest link on here
3The Shins
Oh, Inverted World

4.0 ~ indie rock ~ nice music to do nothing to, chill stuff
4King Diamond

4.0 ~ prog metal ~ concept album about a mummified fetus' soul possessing some woman
5King Diamond

4.5 ~ concept about King's batshit crazy grandmother and her habit of putting blood in tea, the entity known as "Them" and so on ~ "GRAAAAAAAANDMAAAAAAAAAAAAAA"
6Eric Dolphy
Out To Lunch

4.0 ~ essential jazz ~ something sweet, something tender
7Sensory Deprivation
Cop Block

4.0 ~ Brendan wouldn't shut up about this and I meant to get to it ~ good sput-core, new album is the not-GOAT sput album of the year tbh
8Soft Cell
Non-Stop Erotic Cabaret

4.5 ~ electronic/pop/post-punk ~ known most for their cover of Gloria Jones' "Tainted Love", it's hardly even the best tune they did though (the 12" mix of it is the GOAT dance tune however)
9Tyler, the Creator
Cherry Bomb

1.5 ~ rap/try-way-too-hard-to-be-experimental-core ~ lol
10Type O Negative
Slow, Deep, and Hard

4.0 ~ metal ~ solid riffs solid vox rip peter

4.5 ~ essential post-punk ~ Frankie Teardrop will make you cry bitch tears as soon as Martin Vega's ear-piercing cries come into the mix
Gettin' Smile

3.5 ~ proto-Queen band with Tim Staffell (of Morgan) who came before Freddie Mercury ~ has original version of "Doing All Right", here as "Doin' Alright" ~ "Earth" and "Polar Bear" are solid psych/pop tunes, the former would be on "Nova Solis" along with "April Lady"
13Manic Street Preachers
The Holy Bible

4.5 ~ alt rock ~ the cover is lolbad, the music is the opposite though ~ essential
14Brian Eno
My Squelchy Life

4.0 ~ the lost Eno album from '91 that was replaced by "Nerve Net" ~ the better album ~ cover is based off the original 90's bootleg CD cover
15Sun Ra
Calling Planet Earth

4.0 ~ jazz ~ RSD-core ~ live concert from 1971 ~ dope overlooked RSD release
16The Residents

3.5 ~ EP from the "Mole Tour" of 1983 ~ is exactly what it is
The Ark Work

2.5 ~ black metal ~ not as bad as some put it out to be, but could be so much better ~ the compositions are really lackluster
18Night Birds
Killer Waves

3.5 ~ surf rock ~ EP ~ Hep-approved
19Various Artists
Merck Presents Squadron 2

4.5 ~ electronic ~ compilation of artists from the defunct Merck label including Sumo Lounge and Tycho ~ comes in a cardboard box on grey/purple vinyl 7"s
20Aube (JPN)

4.0 ~ noise/experimental ~ EP made by use of metal, heartbeat, water, and a glow & flourescent lamp ~ better than a decent amount of Merzbow's best
21The Jimi Hendrix Experience
Electric Ladyland

4.0 ~ psych/blues rock ~ essential, found it for $8 ~ Voodoo Chile is a slow burner that must be heard
22Tim Buckley

4.0 ~ experimental folk ~ better than Grace ~ "Come Here Woman" is horrifying (those organs)
23Klaus Schulze

4.0 ~ electronic ~ dope cover, four twenty-plus minute pieces that transcend time and space~
Los Angeles

3.5 ~ post-punk ~ lots of good stuff, lots of forgettable bits
25Tangerine Dream
Alpha Centauri

4.0 ~ electronic ~ the flutes, man... ~ "Fly and Collision of Comas Sola" is an essential for any ambient/prog/electronic freak ~ essential
26Tangerine Dream

4.0 ~ electronic ~ far much more ambient than Alpha ~ found an Netherlands pressing for $5 = neat ~ essential
Unloved and Weeded Out

3.5 ~ hardcore ~ decent compilation though the material is varied in quality
Queen Forever

2.0 ~ pop/why does this exist-core ~ very sure this exists just to get a quick buck out of the greatly exhausted Queen back catalogue ~ the three new tunes are pretty bad though as to why "Love Kills" needed to be a ballad is a mystery, it was far better as a Hi-NRG disco tune deeply rooted in the 80s
29Popol Vuh

4.0 ~ ambient ~ soundtrack to the classic remake of another classic ~ lots of acoustic guitar and synths I can dig ~ haven't seen the actual movie in ages
30Einsturzende Neubauten
Zeichnungen des Patienten O.T.

3.5 ~ industrial ~ starts off boring, ends as a great industrial release ~ "Armenia" and "Die Genaue Zeit" are fucking mortifying
31Iced Earth
Burnt Offerings

4.0 ~ metal ~ riffs for hours on end ~ essential

4.0 ~ ambient/drone ~ EP of some of the most calming ambient music I've come across
Nova Solis

4.5 ~ prog rock ~ haven't heard this underrated gem in ages ~ has killer rhythm section in the late Bob Sapsed and Mo Bacon, Tim Staffell (of Smile) has one hell of a range akin and sounds like a less whiny Jon Anderson, Morgan Fisher is a master at his craft ~ essential
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