dannyboy89
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  • manosg OK man, you have my best wishes.
    September 9 03:05 AM
  • manosg Hey bud. Hope all is well, haven't seen you around much lately.
    September 7 11:53 AM
  • RunOfTheMill Hey danny, how ya been? Hehe this AiC kick you got me into hasn't stopped for months!
    August 29 09:09 PM
  • ArsMoriendi So, have you jammed One Size Fits All yet?
    August 29 08:26 PM
  • ArsMoriendi Burton gets redundant after awhile. Edward Scissorhands is a classic though.
    August 29 06:13 PM
  • ArsMoriendi Don't really love Nolan or Scott's movie, they just really aren't my thing. Speilberg obviously makes a ton of amazing movies, so yeah he's great. Scorcese is brilliant.
    August 29 12:27 PM
  • ArsMoriendi Really? The Cohen Brothers are amazing. They did Fargo, The Big Lebowski, No Country for Old Men, The new True Grit, and Inside Llewyn Davis. I recommend all 5 of those by the way. Especially The Big Lebowski.
    August 28 04:25 PM
  • ArsMoriendi The Cohen Brothers, Quinten Tarantino, Johnathan Dayton/Valarie Faris.
    August 28 09:10 AM
  • MrSirLordGentleman You can do the three of 'em dude haha
    August 19 08:43 PM
  • MrSirLordGentleman RIP
    August 19 07:15 PM
  • Jacquibim do u live?
    August 18 06:14 AM
  • climactic danny my boy, where ya been bro, you hear the new opeth?
    August 15 11:20 PM
  • fallenbird yeah, also when I was listening to Zoso four sticks finally clicked with me for the fist time. That percussion is incredible. Never appreciated it before.
    August 9 12:05 AM
  • fallenbird Nice, I'm doing great. Just got back from a road trip where I listened to led Zeppelin the entire way. Good times.
    August 8 01:37 AM
  • fallenbird We summon your return Danny! We need the classic rock and prog threads active again!
    August 7 01:03 AM
  • BMDrummer you back boy?
    August 5 12:04 AM
  • BMDrummer haven't seen you on sput in a while just wondering man
    July 25 11:27 PM
  • BMDrummer where you been?
    July 25 07:38 PM
  • OmairSh Continuing where we left off. "Too many weapons, too much corporate power worldwide" Yeah and America is at the top of everything, especially terrorism. "Helping" countries that need freedom by sending in their troops or weapons in order to start a war.
    July 19 06:09 PM
  • OmairSh Well the drone attacks are in the northern region and far away from where I used to live (I'm currently in Canada), but yeah it's extremely frustrating and saddening. Just like what Israel is doing in Palestine now
    July 14 12:20 AM
  • OmairSh I'm from Pakistan :-)
    July 12 09:09 PM
  • OmairSh You might like this https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UACFSRobq6A, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UACFSRobq6A, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=baWrYFPgrFk
    July 12 08:59 PM
  • ExplosiveOranges Bought Stained Class and Symbolic today \m/
    July 6 06:01 PM
  • zakalwe Check the Yonin Bayashi review dude and relieve those wild prog tourney memories!
    July 5 03:23 PM
  • ExplosiveOranges Massachusetts. It ain't terrible, but it could be better.
    July 3 07:55 PM
  • ExplosiveOranges Well, as terrible as Obamer (my affectionate name for him) and Georgie were, the negative results of a guy like Rick Perry or Rick Santorum becoming President would be far more catastrophic.
    July 3 04:31 PM
  • ExplosiveOranges Honestly, I don't give a s*** who wins. If we had a Republican majority, though, there would be global-scale issues. More wars in the Middle-East, more restrictions on privacy, more violations of the Constitution (minus the 2nd amendment, of course). You get the idea.
    July 3 04:22 PM
  • Futures Of course! Huge fan of the game. Just sad to see it end after so much promise. Howard is god. Looking forward to the future of the US already!
    July 2 03:26 AM
  • zakalwe All pluses dude. I was banned and did the same as you apart from work hunting and languages. Can you recommend any good reads?
    July 1 03:34 AM
  • zakalwe Danny dude! Where have you been man?
    July 1 03:26 AM
  • ExplosiveOranges My two major subjects right now are World Languages and World History, so I'm definitely sure I can take a few pointers from you, lol. Till then, I wish you luck in your literary endeavors, and whatever team you hope wins the World Cup. Peace out, mate.
    June 30 10:15 PM
  • ExplosiveOranges I'm still studying Spanish, but I'm planning to try out German or French afterwards. I would like to try a more challenging language (Japanese, Arabic), but I wanna start out small.
    June 30 09:50 PM
  • ExplosiveOranges I've been watching a ton of movies, listening to a bunch of new music, and I've been writing quite a lot lately. Also, I finally picked up my trumpet the other day, and I've been trying to get back into the habit of practicing.
    June 30 09:27 PM
  • ExplosiveOranges Damn son, it's been a while since I've heard from you. How's life?
    June 29 05:42 PM
  • ArsMoriendi Also, have you checked One Size Fits All, yet?
    June 26 07:17 PM
  • ArsMoriendi Yeah. Wanted to be more fair.
    June 26 07:13 PM
  • facupm check extravasation you gotta love itand yeah the WC is inconsistent but a lot of fun too, best one i remember watchin
    June 25 03:25 PM
  • facupm dude have you checked Aspid??
    June 25 12:34 AM
  • Jacquibim where have YOU been?!!?
    June 20 03:16 PM
  • ArsMoriendi Danny, I just read your soundoff for Presence and it made me really sad. "" For Your Life", "Candy Store Rock" and "Hots for Nowhere" just flat-out suck." HOW? "For Your Life" is my favorite Led Zeppelin song... and the other 2 are great as well.
    June 19 02:32 AM
  • ExplosiveOranges Dude, I found Orchid today in a music store for $7.
    June 14 06:57 PM
  • LepreCon 'Sup, brah, I'm good, nearly through with my year in Japan so I'll be home for the Summer soon, gonna miss travelling, would have thought Ireland would be in better shape after two years away but what can you do? How's life?
    June 13 01:27 PM
  • ExplosiveOranges The thing is, I DON'T hate America. I hate what it's turned into since 9/11. Corruption has become far more rampant, more and more rights are being ignored, politicians are too busy bickering about imaginary terrorists and Obamacare to give two s***s about any actual domestic issues, and society has degraded so much over the past two decades. Lady Liberty has turned into a prostitute with a coke addiction, and one day we're going to find her corpse in a dumpster.
    June 11 10:17 PM
  • ExplosiveOranges All things must come to an end at some point. Babylon fell. Persia fell. Rome fell. The Ottomans fell. The USSR fell. And with the track record we have so far, believe me, it won't be long until we're just "The States of America".
    June 11 10:01 PM
  • ExplosiveOranges Thanks, dude. Summer Vacation's around the corner, and I'm gonna sort some s*** out this time.
    June 10 09:19 PM
  • ExplosiveOranges Still just a student, lol. Hoping to get into some sort of scientific or historical line of work.
    June 10 03:48 PM
  • Inveigh I dig Quadrophenia and Tommy too, but i find it hard to get into their first few albums (outside of a couple songs on each). i think those two albums along with Who's Next are up there with most other rock bands' top 3 records
    June 9 10:49 PM
  • ExplosiveOranges Never got a chance to thank you for the compliment, dude. I just express my opinion the way it is, and am almost always open to suggestions/criticism. Hell, you helped me get into Opeth and Queensryche's underrated albums.
    June 9 08:51 PM
  • manosg Sure man but that's not bad. It sure helps conversations and seeing things from a different perspective.
    June 9 07:11 AM
  • Inveigh true, yeah didn't mean to overly knock the Beatles, you're right about their widespread influence. they just don't fit into my personal enjoyment factor nearly as much as the Stones do.
    June 8 09:58 AM
  • Rowan5215 Sabbath certainly made riffage popular that's for sure
    June 8 03:45 AM
  • Rowan5215 True but influence isn't everything dude, there aren't many bands as metal-oriented as Sabbath that I can dig
    June 8 03:31 AM
  • Rowan5215 Yeah dude their first few albums are great even to my non-metal tastes ;)
    June 8 03:25 AM
  • scottpilgrim10 I'll definitely keep listening to their discography probably in chronological order. I might be biased to the Soft Parade though since it has my old favorite doors song Touch me.
    June 8 02:18 AM
  • scottpilgrim10 I really enjoyed both the doors and Strange Days. the doors is a 4-4.5 for me with some incredible songs like Light my Fire and Alabama Whiskey but it also has some average songs like twentieth century fox and Back door man, but the good songs are really really good. Strange Days I definitely liked more and is a 4.5 for me ATM (it could turn into a 5 in the future maybe) I love it's dark and zany atmosphere when compared to the doors, and it even has my favorite doors song When the Music's Over.
    June 8 02:05 AM
  • beefshoes As far as mainstream American politics go, I don't really see much value in either of the two parties. They're both predominately Neo-liberal to the core, and many of the Dems like Clinton are just as Neo-conservative in their foreign policy stances as the McCains and the Bushes.
    June 8 12:54 AM
  • beefshoes I feel the exact same way. Plus I feel like the main reason as to why so many teachers get their MAs in education is for the pay increase. That sounds really cool. I'd try to stick with it, especially if you can get into a PhD program that provides stipends. Being a prof/researcher is my dream job.
    June 8 12:51 AM
  • beefshoes Oh wait nvm, you said history. American history?
    June 8 12:27 AM
  • beefshoes Wow. That's exactly what I'm on the path to doing. I'm going to start my first observational period this fall along with the PRAXIS. As of now, I think I'm going to just focus on the GRE and try to get into a decent MA program for philosophy after I graduate. Are you doing an MA for education?
    June 8 12:24 AM
  • Verm Was a show of the cirque du soleil, both bands rule but the stones have lot of good s***
    June 7 06:27 PM
  • Atari tbh i haven't even heard exile on mainstream yet lol. i definitely won't claim to be an expert on the band, but all the albums I have heard are pretty great
    June 7 06:00 PM
  • Verm Remember when I was in las vegas, there was a beatle show and was great, but people who push it too far almost ruin that
    June 7 05:58 PM
  • Atari Personally, i think Brian Jones is one of the most underrated members of the Rolling Stones. you may already know, but he was originally the leader of the band but died at 27 when he was having differences with the band. There are some conspiracies it could have even been murder it's some crazy s*** man quite the suspicious death. Anyways, I feel like Jones added some extra charm to albums like satanic majesties request and between the buttons (he was a multi-instrumentalist)
    June 7 05:50 PM
  • Verm Love and respect the beatles but some obsessive fans of that band are annoying as hell, love the stones fella
    June 7 05:25 PM
  • Inveigh haha yeah definitely more manly, and just more interesting in general from both a musical and rock history perspective
    June 7 02:49 PM
  • ExplosiveOranges Just got Operation: Mindcrime on CD today. \m/
    June 7 02:20 PM
  • Inveigh You're definitely not alone there, I'd take them over the Beatles 10 times out of 10. Totally agree on Keith and Ron by the way, even in mainstream guitar pubs (i.e. guitar world or whatever) I don't think they get the credit they deserve. great understanding of how to craft a lick/riff and songs in general
    June 7 11:46 AM
  • NeroCorleone80 KC had a lot of line-up changes during that time too, so that may explain why the 69-74 run was so diverse.
    June 7 06:35 AM
  • manosg Yeah, he's not very special and he certainly was a product of his time. On the other hand, he did fit the overall GnR style perfectly and had a few great moments. I think the trick is to approach Slash by focusing more on the music and less on his persona and on the fact that there are people out there who consider him the best ever so you can enjoy the music for what it really is.
    June 7 02:31 AM
  • SitarHero I don't have much of an opinion of the Who. Don't like them enough to listen for extended periods of time. I think the only album I've heard in its entirety is Who's Next.
    June 7 02:11 AM
  • SitarHero I've got nothing against the Stones honestly, but I think it's folly to compare them to the Beatles. Different beasts, but despite the fact that the Beatles were only around for about 10 years, I think they were far more inventive and creative than the Stones.
    June 7 02:03 AM
  • SitarHero Beatles pwn the Stones.
    June 7 01:37 AM
  • Atari that's better, although i do wish you dug it a little more. can't complain with a 4 though! You might dig aftermath too but i know you said you're done with your stones journey for now haha. 'mother's little helper' is a fantastic song
    June 6 07:28 PM
  • Atari no sound off for btb? : (
    June 6 06:52 PM
  • JamieTwort Fair enough. Likewise on the opinion/respect part.
    June 6 06:15 PM
  • NeroCorleone80 No Exit is my fave although PS comes close. Alder can overdo it at times agreed, but its only really on No Exit
    June 6 05:19 PM
  • NeroCorleone80 They had a more metallic vibe than Queensryche too, but their songwriting wasnt quiet as strong
    June 6 04:50 PM
  • Inveigh that's a great question man, and I'm not sure exactly why. The Rolling Stones are one of my favorite rock and roll bands ever, probably in my top 3 with Pink Floyd and Thin Lizzy. Their late 60s and 70s material is consistent as hell.
    June 6 04:25 PM
  • ExplosiveOranges Sadly, no. I was never a big fan of theirs.
    June 6 02:27 PM
  • Atari glad you like it man! I actually haven't heard goats head soup yet so i'll have to give that one a go soon
    June 6 11:59 AM
  • manosg Always dude.
    June 6 11:22 AM
  • NeroCorleone80 Yeah Tool are hit or miss for most people. They dont come from a traditional prog metal background, more of an alternative/prog metal sound.
    June 6 11:15 AM
  • DominionMM1 yeah i've listened to most of them but it's been a long time so i don't even bother rating them. basically if i don't own it i don't rate it.
    June 6 09:13 AM
  • Jacquibim Well they're the most successful band of all time so that counts for quite a bit in a lot of peoples' eyes. I mean I do like them but ehh, there's much much much better stuff out there.
    June 6 09:07 AM
  • manosg Can't say that there's something that displeases me about the Stones. However, there's not much that elevates their music for me as much as to perceive them as legends. The vocals and lyrics are great and the guitar playing is really cool albeit a bit basic. Songwriting is their strong point for me for sure. Don't get me wrong, I still think they're a great band but they don't hit me as hard as The Beatles or The Doors for example.
    June 6 04:12 AM
  • JamieTwort Probably, although the 10's come pretty close these days in terms of how much I listen to music from this decade (even though we're less than halfway through it). Love the 60's and 80's too.
    June 6 02:02 AM
  • Friday13th You gotta check out Argus by Wishbone Ash and give us your opinion. I got into a skirmish with the guys over whether it is better than anything by Judas Priest. Of course I was a defender of the faith, but I had no backing! It's pretty great, though clearly not Priest level.
    June 5 11:21 PM
  • demigod! i haven't heard all their albums but yeah abbey road's my fav, almost a 5. i also really like revolver and rubber soul but theyre both kinda inconsistent i love basically every popular beatles song ever made though lol. they're a band ive always wanted to explore more but never really did.
    June 5 11:20 PM
  • ExplosiveOranges Sweet. I oughta check out more Who as well.
    June 5 07:21 PM
  • ExplosiveOranges I haven't taken a good look at their stuff for a while, so I don't wanna end up unjustly rating their discography.
    June 5 07:15 PM
  • Atari no rush. simon and garfunkel are prolly my favorite 60's band other than the beatles
    June 5 06:38 PM
  • Atari if you're on a 60's binge i recommend the kinks, the byrds, and simon and garfunkel as well
    June 5 06:33 PM
  • beefshoes Damn. Was he eating cake in between songs?
    June 5 12:02 PM
  • NeroCorleone80 Obviously Queensryche, but theres also Opeth and Tool and maybe FW too.
    June 5 08:02 AM
  • NightProwler I agree on all accounts, I cannot decide whether I like the Who or Stones more, but I def prefer both to the Beatles (whom I also have a huge respect for). Which album would you say is your favorite by each artist? Mine would be Who's Next by the Who, Exile by the Stones, and Revolver by the Beatles
    June 5 06:49 AM
  • Jacquibim I just find them extremely overrated, musically. I appreciate their influence but there's only so many 4-chord, verse-chorus, pop rock tunes I can take before I get bored.
    June 5 04:39 AM
  • Atari Yeah that's cause I got my ratings wiped a couple months ago lol I'm gonna rate them again soon
    June 5 03:17 AM
  • BigPleb 5'd Pale Communion :/
    June 5 03:02 AM
  • beefshoes Far Beyond the Sun is an awesome track. Whoever played synths on that first album, that guy was awesome. The synths honestly stand out more to me even with Malmsteen's guitar work being as innovative as it was.
    June 5 01:04 AM
  • Atari Alright sweet, it's just as underrated as satanic majesties request imo at least on this site. It's just a really fun album. Hope u dig it man
    June 4 11:27 PM
  • Atari Yeah man the stones are awesome but to be honest I didn't get into them until somewhat recently. Between the buttons is actually the album that got me into them have u heard that one?
    June 4 11:00 PM
  • facupm i dont have any particular issue with them, i just find that they are somewhat overrated. Sure they did some great things but they werent the best of bands if you ask me. Havent heard all their albums though
    June 4 09:32 PM
  • Snowdog808 Those sure are great albums to start off with. Would you be interested in burning Rust in Peace to a disc?
    June 4 09:24 PM
  • ExplosiveOranges Agreed. I think Opeth might be the Megadeth of prog.
    June 4 04:43 PM
  • ExplosiveOranges Well, if Queensr˙che is the Priest of prog metal, then who would be the Maiden and Sabbath?
    June 4 04:28 PM
  • ExplosiveOranges I'm probably gonna bump it up to a 4.5 soon. It's a REALLY good debut.
    June 4 04:01 PM
  • ExplosiveOranges The Warning is so ****ing good. Chris DeGarmo is a beast.
    June 4 03:56 PM
  • beefshoes Meh. I find that their quality also took a downturn in the mid-90s. They're really popular amongst Prog metal circles however. I think I'd have to agree with that. Petrucci's playing is still awesome, but as I've gotten older I've found that the flashiness of shredders like Petrucci has more or less worn off of me. I really appreciate more emotive playing, and I think that's exactly why I've been such a fan of guitarists like Howe and Latimer for the last couple of years.
    June 4 02:46 AM
  • ezzomania yup i agree.. tho i think there are some other bands we tend to both like too
    June 4 01:39 AM
  • beefshoes I don't like them as much as Queensryche, but they have a few gems that have a QR-ish vibe to them. They're not nearly as consistent either.
    June 4 01:12 AM
  • beefshoes Are you a fan of Fates Warning?
    June 4 12:55 AM
  • InbredJed Prob cause there's lots of young metal heads.AIC is the easiest band of the big 4 grunge acts to absorb and has the most instant gratification, as well as being heavier than most hard rock at the time, and even today.Nirvana doesn't mean much to ppl who werent around at the time, Soundgarden is the choice of more seasoned metal heads, and PJ is just too immense and beatnik for many ppl to ever get into.
    June 3 10:40 PM
  • ExplosiveOranges Eh, I haven't jammed British Invasion in a while either. There's just so many great albums out there that you can almost never really listen to them all, lol.
    June 3 08:07 PM
  • beefshoes Promised Land is actually one of my favourite QR albums. If they had maintained that level of experimentation, I think they would have had an extended streak of golden moments. American Solider wasn't too bad from what I can remember. It's been years since I've listened to it.
    June 3 08:01 PM
  • ExplosiveOranges I respect and like the Beatles more, because even though they threw in the towel 44 years ago, the Stones haven't made a memorable album since Exile. I think that the Beatles initially focused more on singles and individual songs in their early years before Revolver, and then they became more album-centric, whereas the Stones went in the opposite direction.
    June 3 07:58 PM
  • Sabrutin Good luck, you'll need it.
    June 3 12:44 PM
  • Sabrutin You can always try it and lower the avg, if you have some time to kill.
    June 3 12:42 PM
  • Sabrutin In my opinion, yes. I mean, I don't want to hear Tate singing things like "the way I roll". I'm proud my rating got that album (damn that title) an avg of less than 2.
    June 3 12:39 PM
  • Sabrutin I do like some songs in HITNF, it's just that it feels wrong to hear such sounds from Ryche. The weird thing is that I have more songs of this in my iPod than Q2K or Tribe. I may bump it someday, but I think I'll feel kind of guilty. HITNF is such a big guilty pleasure.
    June 3 12:20 PM
  • Sabrutin You are not crazy, some people just need to jam the albums before judging. I was a hater of Tribe, HITNF and Q2K but after listening to them properly I changed my mind (though I still consider HITNF the worst of the three mentioned).
    June 3 12:09 PM
  • Sabrutin "Man Down!" from AS is pretty sweet! To be honest, the only Ryche I really refuse are Mindcrime II (except "The Hands") and Dedicated to Chaos. And, well, Frequency Unknown if you want to count it as Ryche.
    June 3 11:58 AM
  • Friday13th yeah I agree about the guitars. Glenn and KK get more sounds and variety from their guitars. Of course Maiden has other comparably better attributes like bass and drumming.
    June 2 08:42 PM
  • ArsMoriendi Cool, if you like it, the rest of the discography is just as consistent.
    June 2 07:37 PM
  • ArsMoriendi Wait, are you an L7 fan?
    June 2 07:28 PM
  • ExplosiveOranges It's a shame that it's the only Diamond Head album worth checking out.
    June 2 06:05 PM
  • ExplosiveOranges Interesting. It took me a while to get into Opeth, but once it clicked, it snapped permanently shut. Mikael is definitely one hell of a frontman, and I hope he doesn't disappoint. On another note, I got a chance to listen to Lightning to the Nations the other day.
    June 2 05:55 PM
  • ExplosiveOranges Indeed. I might jam some of their albums, since I haven't listened to the British Invasion in a while. Anyways, you excited for new Opeth?
    June 2 05:47 PM
  • ExplosiveOranges I see you've been jamming the Stones and the Beatles.
    June 2 04:53 PM
  • ArsMoriendi The entire city of Portland would probably work too. Never again.
    June 2 04:51 PM
  • ArsMoriendi That's not what a hipster is though. Hipsters have this full on sub-culture and if you ever met a real hipster you'd stop calling yourself one. They're literally terrible. Spend one hour in Williamsburg, Brooklyn and you'll understand.
    June 2 04:50 PM
  • SharkTooth Thanks man!
    June 2 04:05 PM
  • NightProwler I can definitely see how you'd get that notion; the experimentalism is different, but yes, there could be a comparison
    June 2 02:03 PM
  • manosg Definitely man. I think it was album that got me into The Beatles. Their discog from RS afterwards is golden.
    June 2 11:20 AM
  • NightProwler The Stones are amazing, yeah. Finally seeing them live for the first time in about a month. It is my belief that just about every rockband from the late 60s and on, are inspired in one or more ways by The Rolling Stones, whether they like to admit it or not
    June 2 06:31 AM
  • FearThyEvil Honestly, most people I know pick Nirvana so for you to pick PJ at all is nice to see. I prefer AIC but PJ is probably my 2nd favorite.
    June 2 03:31 AM
  • FearThyEvil Oh, I thought you meant Pj Harvey. lol I love me some Pearl Jam dude.
    June 2 03:04 AM
  • manosg Well, harmonies, melodies, vocals, amazing songwriting, diversity throughout their discog and each record and their songs are actually at the same time brilliant and catchy.
    June 2 02:29 AM
  • TheSpaceMan haha sweet man, you're a great guy and one of the users whos never pissed me off so thats something of an accomplishment
    June 2 01:26 AM
  • TheSpaceMan the vocals were a bit annoying at first but by the end of the album I was definitely feeling them
    June 2 01:22 AM
  • TheSpaceMan hell yeah man, its not something I could jam all the time but its a great album... especially since the 80s were never my cup of tea
    June 2 01:00 AM
  • JamieTwort Hallowed Be Thy Name
    June 1 04:54 AM
  • MrSirLordGentleman You'd like their first album since you like Kansas, but it has some pretty cool Geddy vocals
    May 31 10:57 PM
  • MrSirLordGentleman Hey danny, have you checked Pavlov's Dog?
    May 31 08:18 PM
  • JamieTwort I love No Exit by Fates Warning.
    May 31 05:46 PM
  • JamieTwort I listened to DT a LOT when I was younger so I kinda have a stronger connection with them so I'd have to say DT, although I certainly wouldn't say DT are (objectively) better than FW (well maybe they are in terms of technical ability but that doesn't mean anything in terms of the overall package).
    May 31 05:32 PM
  • TheNotrap It's all about balance and self-confidence.
    May 31 03:25 PM
  • NeroCorleone80 Cool. Let me know when its up
    May 31 06:35 AM
  • manosg Yeah I can see where you're coming from but art is all about perception and feelings. I remember we had a similar conversation in the past saying there's no better or worst album objectively but it all comes down to how one perceives music. In that regard, my honest opinion is if you like an album that's perfectly fine. But yeah sometimes people mob against those with unpopular opinions, not only here but in real life too.
    May 31 03:14 AM
  • ezzomania hey man.. nice to see you too. yea, been a while but im still around. just not as often.btw, "Dude are you still around. I see we seem to have similar views with regards to grunge. Although SG is your fave, while mine would be PJ." what comment were you referring to? I forget haha
    May 31 03:00 AM
  • manosg Indeed. There is definite quality on the MK I stuff and MK III released a few brilliant albums too. However, from their reunion in 1984 and after most of their material is not so great and definitely not essential. They sound tired and a bit uninspired tbh. However, the are a few good moments on those albums too.
    May 31 02:27 AM
  • manosg Sure man. Unfortunately, most people compare it with the 3 DP classics so they tend to underrate it even more.
    May 31 02:06 AM
  • InbredJed Also, thats cool that you're diggin Mirrorball, but don't be afraid to branch out before you fully absorb it. I found that with Neil, he has such a massive catalogue of amazing songs that they don't blend together. Try "Rust Never Sleeps" or "Everyone Knows This Is Nowhere" next.
    May 31 01:06 AM
  • InbredJed Ye bro, I feel you.Queen is badass, I really appreciate their perspective, but I've never gotten past the singles with them (which is kinda odd for me).
    May 31 01:04 AM
  • InbredJed Nah man I totally know what you mean. It seems like there are basically 3 camps on each band, the elite, the ignorant, and the ones who don't care one way or the other.
    May 30 10:50 PM
  • Jacquibim I dunno, whenever, there's never a set time for jamz
    May 30 04:50 AM
  • demigod! hard to say but it's probably either Victim of Changes or Exciter. dudes are gods when it comes to killer intros
    May 29 04:13 PM
  • JamieTwort Yeah both the Mk. II and Mk. III line-ups were incredible.
    May 29 03:36 PM
  • JamieTwort Obviously lol, I thought you knew I liked DP, we've been talking about them a lot.
    May 29 11:55 AM
  • Emyay dude i noticed in your fav bands you got mars volta but you don't have them rated? what's your fav by them? de-loused is mine. haven't really heard anything else besides frances which is sweet too but just hasn't hit me the way de-loused did
    May 29 08:17 AM
  • ethos http://youtu.be/3dmtR9ao2r4
    May 29 06:23 AM
  • deathschool Definitely though Nirvana man
    May 29 05:34 AM
  • JamieTwort And yes Come Taste the Band is really underrated, it's a great rock album in its own right. Glad you're digging it.
    May 29 02:39 AM
  • JamieTwort I don't really here much Floyd or Genesis in Queensryche's sound, they were just a heavy metal band with a progressive nature. Obvious it's reasonable to suggest that a prog metal band was influenced by 70's prog but I don't really think of those particular bands (or any classic prog band) directly when listening to their music. I see where you're coming from though.
    May 29 02:38 AM
  • manosg Yeah, a couple of times. I've been to Paris for 10 days for sightseeing, Cyprus for 6 months for army duties and Scotland for a year for studying for my MSc. How about you man?
    May 29 02:27 AM
  • InbredJed which rock is rockin ya?
    May 29 12:17 AM
  • InbredJed bro
    May 28 09:07 PM
  • ExplosiveOranges Hey dude, are you ever gonna get back to reviewing? The last review you wrote is over 3 months old.
    May 28 06:50 PM
  • Emyay i don't know why you just told me that, but yeah. i agree completely. sometimes i wonder why i even participate, but i guess its just the love of music and the desire to discover new stuff that keeps me going bc sometimes some insights will occur in a sput discussion. that, or i'll finally check out a rec and really love it.
    May 28 05:21 PM
  • InbredJed dude. Blue Cheer is sweet! It's like if Sabbath went more blues and more Melvins.
    May 28 09:45 AM
  • NeroCorleone80 Maybe not my fave overall, but def up there
    May 28 09:28 AM
  • manosg I agree man. Led Zeppelin is the definition of a solid, great band but compared to the other two they are a bit basic in the sense that Purple were experimenting a lot and because of that they were an extremely adventurous band while Sabbath were pioneers.
    May 28 07:22 AM
  • InbredJed Solid 4 at least, gives you a good idea as to Neil's uncanny ability to form lyrics that simultaneously ramble aimlessly and cut deep with emotion and insight into society and personal issues.There is also a really enjoyable crust to his stuff that just rocks balls, and it's even looser and heavier with Crazy Horse as his band rather than PJ.
    May 28 12:12 AM
  • InbredJed Agreed, Killers and S/T are great albums.
    May 28 12:01 AM
  • InbredJed Yeah, Maiden is great, but I kinda view them like KISS or Slayer, where they are more of a "Brand" than a "Band". They are certainly a lot of fun to listen to, and fantastic musicians, but for some reason I feel the Priest in my bones.
    May 27 11:22 PM
  • ExplosiveOranges Basically, I used to be a big fan of Maiden and Metallica, and I wanted to become more "trve", so I decided to check out more extreme forms of metal along with older 70's rock, and I realized how much I had missed.
    May 27 06:17 PM
  • NeroCorleone80 Its mostly the darker atmosphere and the fact I love Trey Azagthoth's guitar playing. Easily in my top 5 of all time.
    May 27 05:51 PM
  • Emyay Agreed HARD on that one dude
    May 27 11:24 AM
  • manosg Indeed. I think that the reasons for that are mainly two. Firstly, self indulgence combined with vanity. Most people think that they're much better than they really are. So in this case artists think they're so good technically that they overdo it. And on top of that they think that there is an audience out there that cares as much as them. Secondly, it's easier to focus on technical ability than song writing. So they tend to hide the fact that they're uninspired behind virtuosity.
    May 27 02:39 AM
  • manosg Yeah, they were much better at improvising and challenging each other while making music. This had an effect on both the quality of their compositions and their musicianship as individuals.
    May 27 01:52 AM
  • MrSirLordGentleman Yeah, Haven't rated it cause I've only jammed it a couple of times and it was long time ago, gotta change that
    May 26 09:10 PM
  • RunOfTheMill Well I love Maiden, but there's a certain attitude they've lacked since Di'Anno left. It makes those first two albums have a lot of personality and distinguishes them from the grandiose affair that are the Dickinson albums.
    May 26 05:15 PM
  • ExplosiveOranges True dat.
    May 26 04:29 PM
  • ExplosiveOranges ITCOTCK is so ****ing good.
    May 26 04:08 PM
  • ExplosiveOranges Amen to that.
    May 26 12:34 PM
  • ExplosiveOranges Same. Bonzo was a damn good drummer, and JPJ was also a boss. But I like Black Sabbath the most, and from the DP I've heard, they're almost in 2nd place, especially with the trifecta of Jon Lord, Ritchie Blackmore, and Ian Gillian.
    May 26 12:06 PM
  • ExplosiveOranges And Coda just sucks.
    May 26 11:57 AM
  • ExplosiveOranges Eh, I haven't listened to them in a while, but I think I just felt they were inferior to the self-titled series. I'll probably like them more if I give them another listen. Unfortunately, I've been really busy listening to a bunch of other records, including some dubstep that I've heard was actually really good, so it might be a while until I get a chance to revisit them.
    May 26 11:44 AM
  • ExplosiveOranges It will be done.
    May 26 10:53 AM
  • RunOfTheMill So to answer your question, nah, people can criticise all they want. I just find it a shame that some will overlook songs on an overall subpar album.
    May 26 08:34 AM
  • RunOfTheMill Well, it's a bit harsh sometimes. I'd rather they had been inconsistent than release the same kind of music over and over again. Sure, Turbo and Point of Entry are subpar, but they have character and have some great songs with a unique sound. That's what I love about the band's discography is that even the crappier albums have some good stuff. While others might criticise their bad songs, I tend to focus on their good songs.
    May 26 08:33 AM
  • NeroCorleone80 In regards to preferring DP to LZ, Priest to Maiden, MA to Death I guess you're right.
    May 26 06:26 AM
  • NeroCorleone80 After Scenes they just took the virtuosity too far and the songwriting greatly declined
    May 25 08:59 PM
  • MrSirLordGentleman Well they didn't released as many albums as DP and BS did
    May 25 07:44 PM
  • NeroCorleone80 DeGarmo is one of my top 10 guitarists. Theres something about his tone I really like. Its so distinctive. Reminds me of a mix between Gilmour and Smith/Murray
    May 25 05:47 PM
  • MrSirLordGentleman Maiden is more consistent for me, but SWoD solely, is better than everything Maiden did, well maybe except for SSoaSS
    May 25 05:41 PM
  • MrSirLordGentleman I really like Powerslave's mid section, it RotAM the song that gives me problems, it's epic and still a classic, but drags for too long for what it is imo... album's still a 5 tho
    May 25 05:31 PM
  • ArsMoriendi Did you ever check One Size Fits All?
    May 25 01:13 PM
  • Ihihihihihi How do I stop the cycle?
    May 25 11:17 AM
  • NeroCorleone80 Agreed. I prefer them to Maiden. Its kinda like how Led Zeppelin are more appreciated than Deep Purple.
    May 25 07:24 AM
  • manosg I prefer Paice and Geezer over those dudes but it all comes down to personal preference eventually. I don't think that person X is better than person Y. Regarding the discog thing, I'd say that a lot of guys (including me sometimes) tend to listen almost exclusively landmark albums especially in large discogs. Even though I also do it sometimes, I try to listen at least once every album from certain bands so as to have a more complete opinion.
    May 25 05:15 AM

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