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Frightened Rabbit
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favorite bands
The Strumbellas Hope
If you're looking for substance or intricate
musicianship, you've come to the wrong place. This
is overblown, grandiose folk-pop that comes to us
the same vein as The Black Parade, American Idiot,
Paradise Theater, et al. It's intriguing because
folk hasn't really had an album attempt something
like this yet - everything is epic and bombastic,
created for the sole purpose of never leaving your
mind. For as straightforward, stenciled, and
glossed-over as it is, it is incredibly fun and
succeeds in its attempt to make The Strumbellas the
new face of acces
Kevin Morby Singing Saw
Singing Saw is like camping out under the stars. It's aurally scenic in its imagery, and the lyrics feel close and personal. Each individual track has something about it to make it feel entirely unique and worthwhile, and they work equally as well together. This is one of the year's top-tier folk records, and I'd venture to say it is a must-own for fans of the genre. Really brilliant songwriting from start to finish.
The Flaming Lips 7 Skies H3
Beautiful and at times terrifying, 7 Skies H3 is The Flaming Lips record that you most likely haven't heard but need to. The album takes the best and most representative cuts from the 24 hour long experience and condenses it into an amazing 50 minute experience. If you are a fan of this band at all, this is the novelty item to own.
PJ Harvey The Hope Six Demolition Project
The Hope Six Demolition Project is just like PJ Harvey - always thinking, always moving. Even if it may capture her in a moment between masterpieces, it doesn?t make her music any less enthralling or her cause any less compelling.
The Lumineers Cleopatra
Pretty bland and uninspired americana/folk. For those who remember The Lumineers' debut it was basically the same thing, but it was bolstered by a handful of great songs - notably "Ho Hey." This is just over a half hour of lazy songwriting and Wesley Schultz being a presumptuous douche that thinks everyone loves whatever shit spills out of his mouth and his bandmates' instruments. Might be okay played in the background of an autumn bonfire or something, but for all intents and purposes this is grocery store music. There's nothing here that Of Monsters and Men/The Strumbellas/insert your new wave folk band of choice doesn't do a hundred ti
Frightened Rabbit Painting of a Panic Attack
Lyrically one of Scott Hutchinson's greatest achievements. The album is absolutely haunting on paper, and the cold, echoed atmosphere accompanying the words only enhance each depressive utterance. The album suffers a bit musically from a stale and middling pace, especially towards the midsection and end, but if you're willing to overlook that in favor of the raw emotion present then this will still be excellent. Not quite worthy of the Midnight Organ Fight references it has garnered, but this is easily on the level of Hutchinson's Owl John material. Also, this is the kind of record that is conducive to growing with time, so don't be surpr
Deftones Gore
This album basically solidifies the concept that Deftones can really do no wrong. This album is as unvaried, unsurprising, and straightforward as they've perhaps ever created, and it is still borderline excellent because they have such talented people playing in this band. This is plain old Deftones, a little worn even, but I will be listening to it and enjoying it for months to come - if not years. Damn you, Deftones.

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  • klap if you dug that song i'd check out Corsicana Lemonade by them. best album imo. the new one is hit or miss
    April 29 04:45 PM
  • Atari man, you've gotta get on Morby's sophomore album, Still Life. Not sure if you'll agree, but I think several songs are on par with Singing Saw (Bloodsucker, Parade, the Ballad of Arlo Jones, Amen) can't remember the last time I was so addicted to a new artist
    April 28 07:37 PM
  • Toondude10 new Thrice song:
    April 27 07:59 PM
  • theBoneyKing Your review of the Kevin Morby got me thinking, you should definitely check out Crazy On The Weekend by Sunhouse. It's a pure classic indie folk/folk rock album. Check out Doof's review of it.
    April 25 06:46 PM
  • RadicalEd Check out Agnes Obel already you lazy bum. You'll love it.
    April 25 08:18 AM

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