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| ||TesseracT Altered State|
While parts like the end of "Exile" shine in technical instrumental harmony with Ashe O'Hara's stunningly lush vocal deliveries, the album falls into the djent quagmire of "too much groove, not enough variation." Altered State is at its best when it's at its most experimental - saxophones, synth leads, etc.; at its worst when it follows the straight and narrow of chug guitar rhythms, which permeate the structure of the album almost to the point of nausea at times.rAll the same, I enjoy it.
| ||Joe Satriani Unstoppable Momentum|
It's good - nothing really new for Professor Satchafunkilus, though. Just the standard fare noodles and caboodles over rock tracks. Enjoyable as background music. Not much to say other than that.
| ||Queensryche Frequency Unknown||2.0|
| ||Atoma Skylight||4.5|
| ||The Ocean Pelagial||3.5|
| ||Streetlight Manifesto The Hands That Thieve|
Color me impressed with Streetlight's ability to push the envelope album after album. Not as
immediate as their past releases, but following Somewhere in the Between, that's not too
much of a shock. "If Only for Memories" may be my favorite right now, but every track is a
winner. The Hands That Thieve is just a testament to what can happen if you give good
musicians the time they need to make an album.
| ||Paramore Paramore|
You know, I thought Haley's voice was the one decent facet of this album, then I heard "Ain't It Fun." This is just a shit pop album and though it's main fault is its lack of instrumental backing (hindsight kudos to the Farro brothers) Haley really didn't do anything to back it up.
|DinosaurJones It started off promising. I haven't had a call in 2 and a half hours. DAMN.|
|DinosaurJones Double the amount of calls in half the amount of time today. MOVING UP IN THE WORLD.|
|DinosaurJones It is pretty dull. I'm waiting for more training though. I need more accounts for (presumably) more work.|
|DinosaurJones Naw, brah. I just got a call. Sure, it was just a password reset and I fixed it in 5 minutes. but it was something. I probably should start writing in my massive quantities of downtime. At least until they train me for more accounts.|
|DinosaurJones I even made a list. I haven't gotten a call in about 2 hours, and I still have another hour and a half. uuggghhhhh|