Mark Campbell

Reviews 13
Approval 96%

Soundoffs 152
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Band Edits + Tags 32
Album Edits 127

Album Ratings 1149
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Last Active 08-01-11 1:44 am
Joined 08-23-06

Forum Posts 31
Review Comments 3,196

musical taste

Currently Digging:
Finch (US)
United Nations
Bad Religion
A Wilhelm Scream

favorite bands
Finch (US) Back to Oblivion
After a nine year break between albums, Finch returns with Back To Oblivion. The album
generally blends the darker melodies and maturity of SHTS with the simpler, more melodic
stylings of WIITB, but overall it sounds more like a natural evolution of what they were
going for on the s/t EP. If any criticism can be leveled towards it, I'd say it's a
little too safe in certain parts (Alex Pappas is a huge backward step from either Drew or
Marc on drums) and lacks the intensity and creativity of SHTS, but it's still a very solid,
well-crafted album.
Weezer Hurley
Hurley does nothing other than confirm what many people have said for years - Rivers Cuomo is the biggest and best musician troll to ever exist IRL.
Weezer The Red Album
Weezer The Green Album
Weezer Raditude
Holy crap, Weezer put out a record that's mostly listenable?! I've accepted that they'll never return to the brilliance of Blue and Pinkerton, but for a modern Weezer with four relatively crap records under their belt, this isn't bad at all, but it's also not great either. There's very few standout tracks - the most obvious being "If You're Wondering" and "I'm Your Daddy", along with "Trippin' Down The Freeway - but everything is pretty much just middle-of-the-road 'good' to f*cking terrible ("In The Mall" srsly what the fuck?). The lyrics are laughably bad (which I believe is quite intentional; the guy's an English major from Harvard for
Finch (US) Say Hello to Sunshine
Easily the best and most underrated Finch album. Say Hello To Sunshine is a much darker, heavier affair, forgoing the pop-punk stylings of their debut album (the incredibly overrated What It Is To Burn). Everyone in the band stepped up their game here, especially Nate with his vocals. He has a Mike Patton Jr. thing going here and he pulls it off pretty flawlessly. The band's rhythm section has improved tremendously, favoring odd-time signatures and sudden meter shifts while the two guitarists trade off with some killer, off-kilter guitar riffs reminicient of Thrice making love to The Mars Volta. Aside from a few semi-c
Finch (US) What It Is to Burn X

Recent Tracks:

Brian Wilson Wonderful
Brian Wilson Wonderful
Brian Wilson Cabin Essence
Brian Wilson Cabin Essence
Fiction Plane Revenge
Fiction Plane Talking
Fiction Plane Push Me Around
Fiction Plane Out Of My Face
Fiction Plane You Know You're Good (La La La Song)
Fiction Plane You Know You're Good (La La La Song)
Most Played:

1) Bad Religion 1415 plays
2) Glassjaw 1031 plays
3) Radiohead 922 plays
4) Minus the Bear 659 plays
5) NOFX 538 plays
6) Queens of the Stone Age 503 plays
7) Strung Out 495 plays
8) Deftones 417 plays
9) Thrice 398 plays
10) Lagwagon 356 plays
shoutbox » all posts 
  • Willie I do and I can't...
    August 29 10:22 PM
  • TMobotron Haha no worries dude hope all is well. Damn I had a question I think but no way ill remember it now.
    July 12 08:03 PM
  • Voivod you are right about the David Bowie news piece, I was careless haha, I will have itd shortly.
    March 21 12:00 PM
  • TMobotron Stizz, are you still around on here ever?
    January 24 03:26 AM
  • Athom assuming you have this, but if not, this is what finch would release if they put out a new album.
    October 20 01:25 PM

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