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  • Jacquibim Yeah they rule, ignore pleb because, well... he's a pleb.
    April 17 04:08 PM
  • JamieTwort Sorry to hear that dude.
    April 17 12:41 PM
  • ArsMoriendi Well that was interesting. 8 Radiohead reviews at once haha.
    April 17 04:02 AM
  • JamieTwort It's picking up, supposedly. How are things where you are?
    April 17 02:14 AM
  • Rowan5215 I'm sure you could say that on the thread instead of shoutbox, its hardly a secret is it.
    April 17 02:13 AM
  • JamieTwort The difference between 4's and 4.5's for you seems to be huge, which wouldn't really work for me. I more or less go by Sputnik's system as I see no reason not to as it works fine for me.
    April 17 01:53 AM
  • JamieTwort I don't really think our cultural differences have much to do with it, we just have different ways of rating which is fine. Personally I couldn't have just two different ratings for albums I love/really like, that's not really enough to differentiate between albums I simply really enjoy and all time favourites. I wouldn't want the 0.1 increments that staff have though as that's far too much.
    April 17 01:51 AM
  • FearTomorrow sounds nice. I bet you guys are getting better weather than we are right now... it's gone from 20 to -4 in just 24 hours. insane. Racking my brain
    April 16 08:20 PM
  • FearTomorrow Yeah, I'm Canadian. Ontario to be exact. You?
    April 16 08:16 PM
  • zakalwe Most definitely dude. I have albums that are ranked as 'great' when they are exceptional. My classics are just timeless works of art for me.
    April 16 04:19 PM
  • NeroCorleone80 Yeah I have a lot of albums that are close to a 4.5 (like Vol. 4) and others that are just barely a 4. Would be nice to rate things 4.2 or something.
    April 16 02:36 PM
  • NeroCorleone80 I dont concern myself with left and right, just what can give the most freedom of choice
    April 16 06:39 AM
  • CalculatingInfinity Yep, your 4 is my 3-3.5.
    April 16 04:19 AM
  • Muisc4Life26 UFO is great, check out Phenomenon, No Heavy Petting, Force It, Lights Out and Obession. Yes, Michael Schenker was in UFO. They are very overlooked imo, as well as Nazareth and Gentle Giant.
    April 16 03:18 AM
  • zakalwe They just don't connect with me dude. Squawky, ott, pretentious, fake nonsense. Good memories though.
    April 16 03:06 AM
  • avonbarksdale221 yo danny you should check out guilty of everything by nothing, shoegraze/alt rock hybrid. I can see you digging massively
    April 16 02:53 AM
  • manosg Oh yeah. Provided you find a decent one of course. Mediterranean diet is very healthy and tasty at the same time even though as years go by people tend to stray away from traditional recipes, at least in Greece.
    April 16 02:39 AM
  • oltnabrick change your profile picture back to the tiger please!!! :]
    April 16 02:22 AM
  • manosg Nice soundoff on Slowdive. "it definitely keeps the listener hungry for more." You do know that's a great pun, right, haha?
    April 16 02:02 AM
  • Muisc4Life26 Have you ever listened to UFO before?
    April 16 12:30 AM
  • ArsMoriendi That makes sense. I never liked thrash metal haha.
    April 15 09:18 PM
  • JamieTwort Yeah Orchid is pretty underrated compared to a lot of their albums, although I don't like it as much as MAYH and Morningrise. Definitely 3rd best Opeth for me after those two though. Morningrise is brilliant, the acoustic passages on that album are phenomenal. I wouldn't say it's that overlooked though, quite a few people on Sput seem to rank it as one of their best even if there are some who underrate it or rather overate other albums in their discog by ranking them above it.
    April 15 12:28 PM
  • MrSirLordGentleman Radiohead is an awesome band, bought 4 of their albums over a year now, but just now I think I can rate, hell... it took me a year to get in them, still, my Kid A and OK Computer ratings might change over time
    April 15 09:08 AM
  • avonbarksdale221 Also Dead Cities, Red Seas and Lost Ghosts by M83 (a gaze, electronic and post rock fusion; its a bit long but its peaks are ****ung breathtaking) and LSD and the Search For God's s/t (nu-gaze and MBV worship). Alternatively, just ask Keyblade/check his lists, he knows probably the most Gaze on the site. You might have to download zip files for some of those tho, no torrents. Enjoy man :]
    April 15 05:39 AM
  • avonbarksdale221 Such a great genre man full of obscure and overlooked classics, check out Eyedazzler by Alison's Halo (really beautiful, melancholic gaze), The Silver Album by The December Sound (my fave besides Loveless, really spacey), Nowhere by Ride (a classic, but a little towards the britpop end of the specturm), Frengers by Mew (more dream pop/indie rock than gaze but it rules so ****ing hard so), MBV's You Made Me Realise EP (the last release before Loveless, the development in their sound is immense)
    April 15 05:36 AM
  • treeqt. some overlap but mostly not
    April 15 03:39 AM
  • Phlegm Do you have a similar taste to ArsMoriendi? In music.
    April 15 03:34 AM
  • treeqt. in what
    April 15 03:30 AM
  • Futures Awesome thanks man! You are so helpful.
    April 15 01:43 AM
  • Futures Sweet man I will check it soon! Been meaning to check grunge more. I will have a grunge listening week or something with PJ, Nirvana, Soundgarden and Alice in Chains. Really dig the couple Nirvana songs I know.
    April 15 01:36 AM
  • Futures Yeah I love that album. I need to jam another PJ record soon.
    April 15 01:27 AM
  • Futures Tell me what you think whenever you jam it man. Who knows we might agree on something for once? haha
    April 15 01:17 AM
  • Futures Even you we don't always agree you are a cool dude. Yeah man Oasis is awesome. Check their debut Definitely Maybe I think you would really dig it. I have been rewatching Yu-Gi-Oh actually so much ****ing nostalgia man.
    April 15 12:49 AM
  • ArsMoriendi I don't think It'll ever grow on me though. It's just not my thing.
    April 15 12:37 AM
  • ArsMoriendi True true. It's kind of like how most of this site loves death metal and I can't stand the vocals.
    April 14 11:35 PM
  • ArsMoriendi I just thought it was boring, I don't know about a headache or anything.
    April 14 05:47 PM
  • NeroCorleone80 Agreed. Its def my least favorite Death album, but still solid death metal.
    April 14 06:03 AM
  • GrandpaSeth3000 When can I join your club for Opeth and Death?
    April 13 11:41 PM
  • deathschool Kid A will especially take some time. They are a grower type band for sure.
    April 13 04:33 AM
  • JamieTwort Dunno man, the guy was just really talented.
    April 13 03:05 AM
  • NeroCorleone80 Yeah its a shame most people havent even heard of Slovak for example. The average ratings for their first 3 are way too low
    April 12 02:24 PM
  • Rowan5215 Ah thanks bud I'm proud of it. Meddle's a hell of an album but pretty overrated in their discog if you ask me, wouldn't make my top 5
    April 12 03:05 AM
  • Rowan5215 Yeah Notrap is a very cool dude I've talked with him a bit. You check that Division Bell review?
    April 12 02:58 AM
  • Rowan5215 Dude Floyd are my life you don't even know
    April 12 02:53 AM
  • Green Baron what bout bwp
    April 11 09:18 PM
  • facupm they are pretty overrated imo, especially ok computerkid a is a great album tho
    April 11 05:10 PM
  • KILL yea no s*** if you take this site seriously ur gonna have a pretty bad time
    April 10 10:19 PM
  • KILL who lol
    April 10 10:16 PM
  • BMDrummer You're a history teacher? Wow, didn't expect someone like that to be here. Interesting.
    April 10 10:06 PM
  • Jacquibim Yeah pretty much, I've probably been listening to as much classical as I have metal recently, also I don't mind a bit of post-rock, hip-hop and jazz here and there.
    April 10 07:51 PM
  • ArsMoriendi "I happen to be a certified history teacher"Well I happen to be a high school senior. Interesting though...
    April 10 07:45 PM
  • ArsMoriendi "Judging by your comments you don't strike me as North American, British or Canadian."My grammar is just fine, thank you. I'm from the USA, New York state specifically.Also Canadians are North Americans, just so you know..
    April 10 07:37 PM
  • NeroCorleone80 Sure have. Probably my favorite movie trilogy
    April 10 04:47 PM
  • zakalwe lol random question of the year. JT really is the man I have a lot of admiration for the bloke and I agree with him on nearly everything except hair metal which he likes and I think is total s***e. What have you been debating?
    April 10 04:11 AM
  • zakalwe t/t of Ishoku-Sokuhatsu is my pinnacle of prog bro it seriously doesn't get better than that.
    April 10 04:02 AM
  • zakalwe Have you spun Jade Warrior dude? If that's not your cup of tea I guarantee you will love the Yonin Bayashi prog rec.
    April 10 03:55 AM
  • deathschool I play guitar and sing.
    April 10 02:48 AM
  • deathschool I miss playing in a band a lot. But I'm still writing music. Maybe one day I'll get back to it.
    April 10 02:12 AM
  • deathschool Really checked* To them*
    April 10 02:06 AM
  • deathschool That's cool dude. Do you play in a band or anything? I just think Chris Cornell is an insanely awesome songwriter and I love almost all of his projects. ( I know he wasn't the sole songwriter in Soundgarden though). I love Ten by Pearl Jam but haven't Rey checked out most of their other stuff. Nirvana has a certain nostalgia value to the I'm willing to admit, but I also think Kurt Cobain was a genius songwriter even if he was a less than stellar musician.
    April 10 02:04 AM
  • savaah Spreading the Disease ****ing slays... I still need a couple more listens, but at first impression they where more hardcore/punk oriented. I'm not sure if it is rawer than Slayer, but is up there. I started with SOE, and wasn't a very good start I guess, so thanks for the rec.
    April 9 10:29 PM
  • BMDrummer Maybe I like it most because I'm more into Sludge metal, since that album has some Eyehategod influence. Mike Williams, EHG's singer, is one of Phil's best friends, so that probably explains it.
    April 9 09:44 PM
  • BMDrummer How come you hate The Great Southern Trendkill so much? I personally love the noisy, sludgy element to it.
    April 9 05:54 PM
  • JamieTwort Yeah I did, I never feel like jamming that album tbh. I plan to revisit it at some point but I dunno if it warrants a 'great' rating for me anymore as I never listen to it.
    April 9 03:21 PM
  • JamieTwort Haven't heard it, not really bothered about hearing it tbh.
    April 9 01:37 AM
  • JamieTwort lol I'm hardly a Metallica fanboy any more than you are.
    April 9 01:06 AM
  • MrSirLordGentleman dude, why don't you follow your roots and review some Daddy Yankee :D (don't kill me for that please haha)
    April 8 09:16 PM
  • MrSirLordGentleman Oh yeah I always forget about facupm even tho we comment the same threads ahah, same with Napalm... but I didn't know Verm was latin too
    April 8 09:15 PM
  • MrSirLordGentleman You bastard, always speaking in english to you, I always thought that I was the only one in here that speaks the taco language :'(
    April 8 08:53 PM
  • FearTomorrow That sucks dude but I'm sure they had a good stage presence at least. Not the same band without Froosh though. sucks about the crappy setlist, when a friend of mine saw em a few years ago they closed with Sir Psycho Sexy, ugh wish I could've gone.
    April 8 08:05 PM
  • Crysis I generally dislike later Opeth, enjoy mid-era Opeth, and really like early Opeth. Their first three are their best IMO. It just feels more real and less pretentious than albums like BWP or Still Life.
    April 8 01:21 PM
  • manosg Oh definitely man. Timing also plays a major role. There are bands which took me years to enjoy so there's always hope ;)
    April 8 10:25 AM
  • manosg Actually, I've rated MAYH, Still Life and Deliverance too but they have even lower ratings that BWP so that why you missed them probably, lol. I'm not a big fan of Opeth even though I was around when they started getting really big. I do find some incredible moments in some of their albums but overall I get bored if I listen to a full album of theirs.
    April 8 03:38 AM
  • Onirium Just jammed Mindcrime for the third time today, might be growing on me a little. "Eyes of a Stranger" and "Suite Sister Mary" are my favorites off the album. Although I still prefer Maiden (in their most proggish albums) in pretty much the same genre, this band is perhaps my best discovery of the year so far. Also, good job for your review of the album!
    April 7 11:39 PM
  • FiveLeavesLeft Yeah, I love Badmotorfinger in particular. Superunknown is great too
    April 7 03:21 AM
  • zakalwe "Quite a few. They played snow." I properly lol'd which is not good as I'm on the morning commute at the moment. Cheers for making my day Danny dude :D
    April 7 02:46 AM
  • zakalwe The Chilli Peppers still chugging along, you have to give em credit but come on admit it bro how many cringe worthy moments were there?
    April 7 02:35 AM
  • Futures I suppose haha. I love everything they've ever done really save Heritage. Morningrise is probably my second favorite Opeth but Blackwater Park just transcends.
    April 7 01:39 AM
  • Onirium Thanks man, I jammed Leviathan this afternoon and it was really good. I'll give some other listens, though. Also, Mindcrime, after a first listen, sounds like a great album, although I thought it would be proggier.
    April 6 08:10 PM
  • deathschool They're touring with NIN and Death Grips right now. I'm doing everything in my power to go. That concert would blow my s*** away.
    April 6 04:25 PM
  • sapient TECHNICALLY this account is new, but I had another under essentially the same name that got banned :p I was too impatient to wait to come back on, I've been here since around 2011-2012 altogether lol
    April 6 12:27 PM
  • zakalwe Very wise words indeed dude and I agree completley.
    April 5 09:02 PM
  • JokineAugustus I haven't listened to enough Tull, but King Crimson is my favourite, followed close by Floyd. Camel is pretty damn solid too. Yes has 2 amazing albums. Genesis has 1 amazing album, and several exceptionally good ones.
    April 5 08:09 PM
  • JokineAugustus I don't dislike them, I just find them the weakest of the prog 5
    April 5 04:21 PM
  • zakalwe What's your one defining hit like a ton of bricks musical moment dude?
    April 5 03:13 PM
  • zakalwe I'm the first to put my hands up and say I don't know what I'm talking about but for me playing means nothing, it's all how it's conveyed and in essence what exactly is being conveyed that counts. Probably why Alt rock is me fave 'genre' and things like the blues (although I'm no devotee) hit so unbelievably hard. It's a personal real deal expression and you can spot the 'fakers' from a mile off. Thanks for listening bro :D
    April 5 03:03 PM
  • zakalwe lol. Yep I'm not a fan dude. There's a few bands held in high regard on this site that I don't dig. Rush, Megadeth, Genesis, Brand New to name a few. Evening mentioning that last one in the same sentence as the others is ridiculous. I never say never but it's unlikely that I'll be calling them faves anytime soon.
    April 5 02:38 PM
  • zakalwe I've recd Jade Warrior a fair few times to people who have totally ignored em.Last Autumns Dream dude give it a spin. I know you won't let medown bro!
    April 5 12:37 PM
  • sapient What did you think of the new record? I liked Mind Your Manners but I'm hesitant to check it more cause I wasn't too big on the single Sirens from it
    April 5 01:09 AM
  • sapient I was actually jamming Vs on the way home from school today, at times I rank that as high as Ten, songs like Indifference and rearviewmirror are some of my fav performances from Eddie Vedder
    April 5 12:50 AM
  • sapient I definitely can see that on AIC, they weren't initially one of my favorites from the bunch cause I wasn't a huge fan of Staley's vox at first... But that songwriting from Jerry Cantrell is just fantastic
    April 5 12:48 AM
  • sapient Yeah dude! Those 4 bands were some of the first ones that got me into music, started learning guitar quickly after hearing Nevermind for the first time (although AIC and SG are probably my favorites from the bunch)
    April 5 12:36 AM
  • InbredJed I'd like to know what you think of the album Fully Completely by The Tragically Hip.
    April 5 12:28 AM
  • InbredJed Yeah I'm not huge into AiC. I think their vocal harmonies are incredible and I love a lot of JC's tasty guitar work, but I dont find myself listening to them as much as PJ or SG.
    April 4 11:47 PM
  • Frippertronics I wouldn't say since I've only heard Aqualung and Thick as a Brick. So, I wouldn't be able to determine that at this point.
    April 4 09:17 PM
  • SCREAM! I've got nothing against the drumming, it's the vocals that I don't enjoy. For some reason I thought Gabriel and Collins shared the duties on early Genesis (guess I got Gabriel's voice confused with Collins' in some parts somehow).
    April 4 07:47 PM
  • YoYoMancuso i actually agree entirely with that statement bro
    April 4 04:28 PM
  • Emyay no worries man. i'm honestly not even sure which comments you are referring to, so you can see how seriously i take things here. i'm literally never angry at anyone and wouldn't want anyone to take any of my comments too seriously either. we all get dickish with our tastes and have strong opinions so things can get 'heated' but i never let it bother me and i expect the same from others. i do respect that you reached out bc some people do get upset about things from time to time, but we're cool.
    April 4 03:47 PM
  • Friday13th Well I like to poke fun at ELP now and then. They're closely related to my two favorites KC and Yes, and while they had technical skill comparable to Yes, most agree their songwriting was merely passable. I like their debut the best but it's far from perfect. The epics "Tarkus" and "Karn Evil" are very good too.
    April 4 02:22 PM
  • manosg The reason I like Rush less than the rest prog giants is probably due to the fact that I cannot relate so much with their music as I do with Pink Floyd for example. It comes down to the emotional factor. However, I have a couple of their albums at 4.5 and a bunch of others at 4 so I still love them but not as much as Floyd, Tull or Camel.
    April 4 01:20 PM
  • TheSpaceMan you're not alone at all, don't worry lol. its hard not to appreciate any of the big names of classic prog. I'm a huge Floyd fanboy but I think they hit an emotional side of prog you don't see too often so they are clear standouts, King Crimson is one of the most focused and well structured of the prog giants, never cared much for In the Court but Red is an unbelievable album front to back. Camel is great too but never could get into to Genesis tbh, Lamb is a monster to swallow.
    April 4 02:33 AM
  • TheSpaceMan I have huge respect for them, I mean instrumentally they are outstanding and their lineup has consisted of some of the most unrivaled musicians in the world, but they just aren't a band that can hold my attention for a long enough time. My ratings for their stuff, Close to the Edge especially, is more of a objectively based score if you get what I mean. I cant deny its a masterpiece in prog and I'd consider it an excellent record because of that but no, I'm not a huge fan
    April 4 02:19 AM
  • JamieTwort Well I guess that has something to do with it but I generally think he's one of the best drummers around regardless of genres or influences. I prefer his performances with KC over what he did with Yes (although his drumming is still fantastic on the Yes albums he played on). As far as prog drummers go the only drummer who comes close for me is Barriemore Barlow.
    April 4 01:51 AM
  • JamieTwort Yes aren't one of my favourite prog bands either but I think Anderson's vocals are great. I certainly wouldn't call KC "smooth", in fact they're probably the least fitting for that description of any prog band. I get what you mean about Floyd and Genesis though.
    April 4 01:20 AM
  • zakalwe Quality choices off Siamese dude. I've always loved Spaceboy. Geek USA is in my top 5.Cherub Rock was the first song I'd heard from them as well, when it was released! Went and got the album and I remember sticking it in my ghetto blaster and my older brother giving me a nod as if to say "this is the business!" Ha such classic days I would have killed to have been American then lol.
    April 3 02:08 PM
  • Hovse Sadly missed section 1 but ya i voted in sec 2 for KC 'my fav prog band of all time'
    April 3 09:41 AM
  • InbredJed Sorry on my mobile. Reflective observation rather than experience.Dude, hear the Hip. If you like PJ and REM they're right up there with those bands.
    April 3 03:56 AM
  • JamieTwort I bet Rush are amazing live. Roger Waters is probably the second best lyricist in prog so Floyd definitely beat Rush in terms of song writing imo.
    April 3 02:33 AM
  • InbredJed Have you heard The Tragically Hip?
    April 3 02:19 AM
  • InbredJed Well, I was born in 84, but I grew up home school ed. So I was aware of the culture to some degree, but I didn't start following popular music until probably 1997 or 98.Due to this much of my taste is evolved thru reflection rather than
    April 3 01:57 AM
  • InbredJed McReady brings the noodles for sure, he's practically unlimited in his potential.I really dig Jerry's style, but that's kind of the thing with him, he's spent his career building a sound, rather than experimenting and challenging himself.
    April 3 01:18 AM
  • InbredJed Man I think it's cause after Ten and Vs they became an album band instead of a singles band. They are just so diverse as songwriters and so comfortable being themselves that it's just a pleasure listening to whatever they decide to do because they enjoy playing together.I think if ppl approached listening to PJ like that instead of wondering why they don't write songs like Jeremy any more that they would be more popular.
    April 3 12:58 AM
  • savaah Anytime.. The difference is I can't pick SG best abum yet (everything from them kicks ass), but Dirt is my definition of a classic, the absolute best for me.
    April 2 10:20 PM
  • SCREAM! Yup I saw your triple Camel vote. Counted up what people have said so far and will fix it if more votes come in before midnight.
    April 2 10:17 PM
  • savaah Yeah I've been lurking for a while now... Megadeth is by far my favorite, then Slayer. I'm currently digging Anthrax but I've been distracted with other stuff (a **** ton of Deep Purple and also Camel). I like old Metallica of course but have grown some kind of hatred/disappointment for for them over the years. Grunge is more of my thing (although I think Pearl Jam is a bit overrated). I personally enjoy Nirvana's punk leanings so Incesticide is a just a good listen, nothing memorable though.
    April 2 09:59 PM
  • oltnabrick u rule 4 those mastodon soundoffs! :]
    April 2 09:12 PM
  • Hovse Ya i guess so,although im not into grunge that much tbh
    April 2 01:20 PM
    April 2 12:51 PM
  • mryrtmrnfoxxxy ya they're my second least fav but sometimes i just wanna listen to something i don't have to think about and that's nirvana. u jam meat puppets or dino Jr?
    April 2 12:46 PM
  • mryrtmrnfoxxxy WELL WHAT ABOUT YOU
    April 2 12:40 PM
  • mryrtmrnfoxxxy o yr talking grunge bands ummmm probably soundgarden? i love them and theyre probably the 'best' of the 4 at their instruments but i have a hard time jammin them for long
    April 2 12:36 PM
  • mryrtmrnfoxxxy if the big 4 is ten-no code itd be no code but if its ten-vitalogy yield i might say ten :x
    April 2 12:35 PM
  • JamieTwort Yeah, Foyd just hit me harder on an emotional level. Plus Gilmour is one of my favourite guitarists ever. Rush rule hard though.
    April 2 02:53 AM
  • FiveLeavesLeft Love*
    April 2 12:36 AM
  • FiveLeavesLeft I'm actually a big fan of Dream Theater, but as with any band, it really depends on the album. I live their old material especially though
    April 2 12:35 AM
  • FearTomorrow agreed. I love the OSDM and black metal / folk metal influences, too. Really creative stuff. Plus Mikael's vocals were beastly then, and the raw production really adds to the foresty, folklore kinda atmosphere. Later stuff has some good stuff for sure but just lacks that mystical, magical quality.
    April 2 12:19 AM
  • FearTomorrow Yeah I just can't get into the mid-era stuff. some cool concepts but way too much repetition and it's all just so damn cleanly produced. Morningrise is definitely my favourite or as of right now, has such an awesome atmosphere and the compositions are beautiful.
    April 2 12:16 AM
  • Hovse Idk man,im not sure if death his absolute fav band,but i believe he loves 'em alot too
    April 1 08:03 PM
  • ArsMoriendi Who in The Doors is a baritone? Certainly not Jim Morrison, who I'm a huge fan of. I was just poking fun at the fact that The Doors made an album without Morrison.
    April 1 07:46 PM
  • ArsMoriendi Well I only really love their first 5 albums. I've heard up to their 8th. Didn't love those 3 albums... I'm still exploring them though. You'll get used his vocals eventually, just listen to the bass on Fragile.
    April 1 06:37 PM
  • VermTheImpaler Viejo, esa gente la deberieron haber criado a punta de leche cortada y fecula de maiz fermentada. La mama en vez de darels pecho cuando bebes les daba la espalda
    April 1 04:33 PM
  • InbredJed I wholeheartedly agree with that, and i was admittedly pretty butt-hurt about it for a long time.Now I just realise that they wanted to create a brand more than a band, and that they're just in it for business.
    April 1 03:34 PM
  • VermTheImpaler People here bitch too much about everything,Lol.
    April 1 07:27 AM
  • VermTheImpaler I will do that, I have been working a lot so my jamming sessions are nowdays shorter, hehehehehe.
    March 31 06:55 PM
  • ArsMoriendi "Burden in My Hand" was never one of my favorites, but I still like it. You seriously don't love "Tighter
    March 31 02:57 PM
  • zakalwe R.E.M have done one of the best debuts of all time in Murmur, have done possibly one of the single greatest albums of all time in Automatic for the People and are the godfathers of alt rock. I'm a fan dude :D
    March 31 05:43 AM
  • ArsMoriendi That's odd since a lot of my favorites are in the third quarter... "Never Named" "Applebite", "Never the machine Forever" and especially my 2nd favorite Soundgarden song ever "Tighter
    March 30 10:16 PM
  • scottpilgrim10 I enjoy Nirvana a lot, I think Nevermind, In Utero, and MTV Unplugged are fantastic, but I get why people wouldn't enjoy them as much. I love Kurt's vocals/dark humorous lyrics, and their pop sensibilities. Even though their songs aren't necessarily complex, they are extremely catchy and memorable, which I can't really say about AIC songs.
    March 30 09:57 PM
  • scottpilgrim10 I'd say Alice in Chains is my least favorite of the big 4. I haven't really been able to appreciate their music nearly as much as Nirvana, PJ, and SG's music. I don't like how heavy their sound is compared to the others, and I feel that their songs go on for way too long, especially on their latest LP.
    March 30 09:36 PM
  • facupm whats yours?
    March 30 09:23 PM
  • facupm lol im not sure that makes sense but its the passion what matters! so lonely is my fave song
    March 30 09:04 PM
  • facupm yes the band is underapreciated on the site
    March 30 08:55 PM
  • facupm agreed great band and very consistent, the debut is probably my favorite one but all of their albums are worth a listen
    March 30 08:46 PM
  • Phlegm yo
    March 30 07:01 PM
  • JamieTwort Don't get me wrong though, I still dig early Queensryche, along with Fates Warning and 90's DT. And Opeth although they're a different kind of prog metal.
    March 30 05:16 PM
  • JamieTwort Yeah Queensryche used to be one of the best prog metal bands around (possibly the best). I don't listen to much prog metal anymore to be honest, I haven't even jammed Queesnryche much over the last couple of years. Their 80's stuff is definitely some of the best prog metal out there though. Tate was an incredible vocalist in his prime.
    March 30 05:13 PM
  • zakalwe Used to love em up to Californication then it all just became so unbelievably cheesey and cringeworthy. Saw them on the One Hot Minute tour and it was still cocks in socks and all that nonsense and I just thought nah give it a rest lads. Frusciente is one of the best though.
    March 30 05:53 AM
  • manosg Hard man. Latimer is incredible. Even Camel's later stuff such as Harbour of Tears is great.
    March 30 04:07 AM
  • JamieTwort Agreed 100% about technicality though, particularly when it comes to guitar playing, that's why I don't like players like Satirani and Steve Vai. Feeling and emotion is much more important. Song writing is of course much more important in music than technicality too. The only bands I really like who could be said to be guilty of sacrificing song writing for technical wankery are ELP and DT.
    March 30 04:07 AM
  • JamieTwort Yeah obviously, our taste isn't that similar. We only really have prog, metal and classic rock in common as you say. I dig jazz, folk, ambient, electronic etc. which you don't seem to be that into and also listen to a lot more modern music by the looks of things. I think I'm probably more into experimental stuff than you tbh as I jam a lot of experimental drone and folk stuff.
    March 30 04:04 AM
  • zakalwe Woah nice comparison dude, for me Blind Melon had the soul. Shannon Hoon really was one of the vocal greats of that era. Jam the track Soul One bro it says it all.
    March 29 07:00 PM
  • CalculatingInfinity Can't find the debate, link please?
    March 29 03:30 PM
  • CalculatingInfinity Labrie sounded great on Images as well minus the first verse on Take the Time, I feel sorry for him whenever he fails to sing live due to his food poisoning incident :[. I'm gonna look that debate with JT now.
    March 29 03:24 PM
  • CalculatingInfinity Despite this however, their acclaim IMO is warrented since they made Images and Words which is still in my eyes of the greatest albums ever made, A Change of Seasons which is a masterpiece and despite being overrated Metropolis 2. If you stick to Images, Awake and Metropolis (with them minus Images being overrated IMO but still great listens), you'll be fine. The rest of their albums are too hit and miss to bother unless you're already a DT fan.
    March 29 03:06 PM
  • CalculatingInfinity Firstly sorry for the late responce, I was at a convention. To answer your question, I like them. Their work ethic is relentless and they seem generally to be having the time of their lives although as their critics have said multiple times, they have a lot of flaws. Between James' lifeless (and sometimes cringeworthy) singing after Metropolis 2, the lack of intresting songwriting and consistency after Metropolis 2 and their cheesy/wankish traits make them a flawed band.
    March 29 03:01 PM
  • zakalwe Nice one for checking it out bro. Rules!!
    March 29 02:43 PM
  • scottpilgrim10 Alrighty, thanks man!
    March 29 12:38 PM
  • scottpilgrim10 Justin Timberlake is a pretty cool dude...jk. Anyway I guess I'll have to find out first hand if DT is any good. Their latest release slashed by expectations, but I'm pretty sure I've enjoyed some small snippets I've heard from them here and there.
    March 29 02:29 AM
  • scottpilgrim10 and wordsThat album cover looks awful.
    March 29 02:17 AM
  • scottpilgrim10 His singing does nothing for me. Jame's vocal range is nonexistent, but his vocals aren't the reason why I love Metallica. I've never really listened to Dream Theater, but it will probably be a pretty polarizing experience. I kinda hated their most reason album though so I didn't finish it.
    March 29 02:08 AM
  • scottpilgrim10 James Hetfield's voice is also pretty average. Metallica is the only 1 of the main 4 I've listened to extensively. Rust in Peace while amazing is overrated. Not one of the best metal albums of all time imo.
    March 29 01:55 AM
  • scottpilgrim10 I really hate what the black album represents. Metallica shifting from thrash to mainstream metal, while in the process losing the energy and intensity that sparked their first 4 releases. It's also boring as hell, which doesn't help it's case. I do like some of the tracks though. Never bothered with St. Anger tbh, but I'll eventually check it to see if it's actually as bad as everyone says. Same thing goes for Lulu
    March 29 01:41 AM
  • dannyboy89 70% objectivity!!!
    March 28 07:00 PM
  • Jethro42 Yeah The Police is the band that play the more beautifully with reggae mixed with rock n roll.
    March 28 06:37 PM
  • JamieTwort Yeah, dunno if you like electronic music but they're pretty much essential listening if you do.
    March 28 05:50 PM
  • JamieTwort I think VH's song writing was pretty strong actually, I mean it was pretty much their strongest aspect besides Eddie's guitar playing. Women and Children First is a great and somewhat underrated album, good to see it getting some love. I prefer all those bands to DT apart from PT. Although actually if I take Queensryche's whole discography into account I might have to give DT the edge as most of Queensryche's more recent stuff is awful and worse than DT's worst albums imo.
    March 28 03:25 PM
  • NeroCorleone80 Yeah Gabriel was easily the best prog vocalist of the 70s.
    March 28 02:59 PM
  • NeroCorleone80 I dont listen to rap all that much, but Public Enemy are probably my fave hip-hop group of all-time along with the Beastie Boys.
    March 28 02:53 PM
  • JamieTwort Having said that, when they sacrifice good song writing just to show off their technical musicianship it can get rather monotonous. As for Labrie I much prefer his vocals to Wilson's, not just because he's technically a better singer but I also find his vocals (when he was in his prime) more enjoyable and nowhere near as bland as Wilson's.
    March 28 02:19 PM
  • JamieTwort Whether or not they experiment more doesn't change anything for me, I still can't stand most of their post-psych era material. I honestly don't think they experiment that much anyway apart from in their early days and the transition from psych to alt-prog/metal. Dream Theater aren't exactly ground breaking (at least not anymore - Images and Words was extremely influential, more so than any PT album) but I enjoy their 90's material a lot and obviously appreciate their immense musical talent...
    March 28 02:15 PM
  • ArsMoriendi THey haven't played something from OHM since 1996, isn't that sad? They refuse to for some reason. Hopefully they play a lot of BSSM, MM, TUMPP, FS, and s/t.
    March 27 06:39 PM
  • ArsMoriendi Yeah I agree with you about IWY, I also can't stand Stadium Arcadium. Californication and By the Way are still pretty good, but you're right OHM was their last great album.
    March 27 06:10 PM
  • JamieTwort And yeah I'm not a huge fan of Discipline but that has more to do with the style of the album not really being my cup of tea (at least not to the extent of their earlier material) than it does with the quality of the album.
    March 27 01:09 PM
  • JamieTwort My favourite drummers are Billy Cobham, Barriemore Barlow and Bill Bruford. lol what makes you say that? If you're referring to what I said about Portnoy then I think you misunderstood me. He's not one of my favourites, I mean he wouldn't even make my top 30, I was just saying that his technical skill is unquestionable. Obviously there's much more to being a great musician than technicality BUT technical ability is one thing Portnoy has in abundance.
    March 27 01:08 PM
  • JamieTwort Sweet, Poseidon is one of my favourite KC albums. It's really underrated on Sput imo.
    March 26 04:45 PM
  • JamieTwort He's not among my personal favourites but you can't deny he has phenomenal technical skill. He shows some great creativity too on much of their 90's material, particularly on Scenes From a Memory.
    March 26 04:31 PM
  • Jacquibim No worries, let me know what you think of them.
    March 26 01:43 PM
  • JamieTwort Quite a lot of people criticise DT on this site actually, you're hardly one of the few. They are obviously very talented musicians though, which is something that even the haters wouldn't argue against. Also the reason I don't like most Porcupine Tree is simply because Wilson's song writing (and to a lesser extent his singing) annoys the hell out of me.
    March 26 01:38 PM
  • Jacquibim Anyways, try Adramelech - Psychostasia, Demilich - Nespithe, Gorement - The Ending Quest, Depravity - Silence of The Centuries, Dismember - Like an Everflowing Stream, Funebre - Children of The Scorn, Rippikoulu - Musta Seremonia, Convulse - World Without God, Corpsessed - Abysmal Thresholds, Demigod - Slumber of Sullen Eyes. Those should keep you occupied :D
    March 26 01:37 PM
  • Jacquibim Yo dawg, pardon me if you've heard a couple of these, your ratings can be a bit confusing with the abundance of sound offs
    March 26 01:30 PM
  • JamieTwort I can't stand Satriani's music for the most part whereas Petrucci has some very memorable moments. Solos such as the one in The Best of Times prove that he could actually play with a lot of emotion. Like him or not Portnoy is an extremely talented drummer, I don't think I've ever heard anyone dispute that (until now lol). Comparing Portnoy to Lars is hilarious.
    March 26 01:21 PM
  • VermTheImpaler Indeed, you know what I mean
    March 26 11:42 AM
  • JamieTwort Hackett is prob in my top 3 guitarists. He's definitely my favourite prog guitarist. As for Petrucci, I'm not a huge fan of his sort of style but I prefer him to a lot of other overly technical players such as Joe Satriani.
    March 26 02:16 AM
  • Jacquibim I'd rate it lower if I could lol. I dunno, I just hate that album, the production, the lyrics, the instrumentation, everything. It's all just boring, angsty, contrived drivel, to me.
    March 26 12:50 AM
  • zakalwe Good jams all round. Enjoy!
    March 25 08:14 PM
  • zakalwe I notice among your fairly impeccable music tastes you only have a couple of R.E.M in there. Murmur, Reckoning and (the priority) Automatic For The People dude.
    March 25 07:04 PM
  • Jacquibim Sweet, also damn you've got a lot of 5s!
    March 25 02:18 PM
  • Jacquibim Yeah man, they're more or less just standard but well executed dm, nothing special like the later albums though. What's your fav Death so far?
    March 25 01:59 PM
  • facupm you better 5 it is one of my all time favorite albums not only metal
    March 24 03:22 PM
  • Hovse True dude,Death is definitely one of the most important metal bands that progressed with every release breaking stereotypical metal themes that were dominating underground extreme metal scene to more sophisticated/philosophical themes of humanity and deep thoughts and thats what made them unique and revolutionary...btw my real name is Robert Schuldiner and im not a brother of Chuck or related to him although he is my hero.
    March 24 03:26 AM
  • SnakeDelilah I was DegausserGuernica24 then my account was banned, then I was Millstone which also got banned, and I was Squaids but I changed my name.
    March 23 11:09 AM
  • RunOfTheMill Sweet, let me know how it goes! Btw I checked out Dirt, liking it so far (the first two tracks ****ing rock). Gonna move on to the Facelift soon enough.
    March 23 09:29 AM
  • RunOfTheMill They're well worth the listen, man. On of my favourite bands.
    March 23 09:21 AM
  • RunOfTheMill Yeah I could have deducted that from your recent ratings lol, but I see you've been jamming some Queens. Have you ever tried out Kyuss? They were Homme's first band.
    March 23 09:13 AM
  • RunOfTheMill Hey danny, are you still on your grunge binge as of late?
    March 23 08:27 AM
  • NeroCorleone80 He sure was. One of metal's finest
    March 23 07:09 AM
  • InbredJed Yeah I'd say so, but Priest just as much.
    March 23 01:56 AM
  • Green Baron It has the potential to beat SFTD if it keeps growing
    March 22 11:04 PM
  • Green Baron I have to change that.
    March 22 10:50 PM
  • WeepingBanana check out Gluey Porch Treatments if you haven't already
    March 22 08:43 AM

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