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Avantasia Ghostlights
Overblown, gaudy power metal. Completely not my cup of tea. Fans of the genre may enjoy-- the performances are fine-- but I find this record garish, synthetic, and wholly uninteresting. It is utterly over-the-top and lacks any distinctive edges.
Lycus Chasms
Gloomy funeral doom with some awkwardly placed black metal-inspired blast beat sections. The production is great and, aside from the first seven minutes of the closing track, the record isn't boring. Only four songs, but they are all quite long. Some nice cello, too.
Borknagar Winter Thrice
Moreso than the synthetic overproduction and somewhat aimless songwriting, what bothers me about this album, and others like it, is the lack of balance. Everything-- and I mean everything-- is multi-tracked within an inch of its life with would-be-epic intentions, and as such the whole record is overzealous and one-note. It all runs together. Restraint and indulgence must play equal parts, and Borknagar, on this album, rely entirely on the latter.
OLD Lo Flux Tube
Spacey industrial rock hampered by poor production. With music this dense and detailed, a good mix creates a much more immersive experience. The thin guitar tone, and overall unintelligibly of the production, detracts here. There are great melodies though, and there's no denying the record's combination of black metal vocals, space rock, and industrial metal rhythms is unique.
Tindersticks The Waiting Room
It's not unlistenable, but it's very dreary, very slow, and quite boring. There are some nice melodies, but they are stretched far beyond their point of interest. This is a record which revels in its beautiful lethargy. "The Waiting Room" is an appropriate title. "We Are Dreamers!" is my favourite track, because something actually happens on that one.
Kronos Quartet Winter Was Hard
Megadeth Youthanasia

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  • Britch2tiger Much appreciated for your response. Just having difficulty in differing the good and bad of more "seasoned" jazz artists. Perhaps you maybe have a generalized example, like say the best
    February 8 02:59 PM
  • Britch2tiger Greetings fellow account! I noticed how you have a high percentage of jazz under your profile. From an account w/ a tuned ear, what are some qualities that differ "good" jazz as opposed to "bad" jazz? Any help would be appreciated. Have a glorious evening!
    February 5 02:13 AM
  • MyNameIsPencil Ohhh okay fair enough then haha
    December 27 12:14 AM
  • MyNameIsPencil Ohh. My mistake then. Although now I have to ask why do that when your main account's soundoffs are still there but whatever I guess
    December 26 12:43 PM
  • MyNameIsPencil Stop rewording other people's soundoffs.
    December 21 12:54 PM

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