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Pond (AUS) Beard, Wives, Denim
This is an interesting neo-psychedelic rock with nice distorted melodies and delicious riffs. They have many similarities with Tame Impala as they shared some band members in this album. However, what will make me listen to another album is "Fantastic Explosion of Time", a song which shows that these guys can develop their own successful style. Recommendations: "Fantastic Explosion of Time", "Elegant Design", "Sorry I Was Under The Sky", "Moth Wings"
UFO Phenomenon
The recruitment of Michael Schenker was one of the milestones in UFO's career as a band. His ideas and guitar skills in combination with Mogg's notable improvement on vocals, brought a fresh air in everything. In Phenomenon, UFO start to shape their identity as a hard rock band with some excellent tracks. "Doctor Doctor" and "Rock Bottom" are definitely the most notable moments here, with "Too Young To Know" and "Crystal Light" being my other personal favourites.
UFO UFO 2: Flying
There is slight development since the debut album, mostly in respect to the individual musicians. Still the vocals are not the band's best attribute but Mogg shows a slight improvement. The drums are also more skillful here, but probably the biggest improvement was made by Mick Bolton on guitars; he delivers more melodic parts and solos. The bass was nowhere to be heard. Recommendations: "Star Storm"
The debut album of the Londoners had a very experimental approach. From the first listening is becoming apparent that the band is working out to find it's style and sound. The lyrics do not blend with the music, the vocals are out of tune and overall there is a lack of coherence and instrumental proficiency. Despite all that, there are some good moments such as "Boogie", the Uriah Heep-ish "Treacle People" and the Sabbath-like "Evil"
Temples (UK) Sun Structures
The Temples are another pleasant surprise in the world of neo-psychedelic/vintage rock. It takes the British quartet less than an hour to transmit to you the vibe and the retro feeling of their music and their style. Young listeners will feel the innocence while older ones will definitely be overcomed by nostalgia. Sun Structures starts very strongly and in my opinion the first half is much better than the second one, although the latter has some moments of brilliance as well (see "Sand Dance", "The Guesser"). I expect that their popularity will increase dramatically over the next few years especially if their sophomore effort is of
I Am Giant Science and Survival
Although there are some nice and powerfull riffs spread here and there in the album ("Razor Wire Reality", "Standing On The Sun"), I did not find this a strong release as the rates here suggest. There are some good tracks which manage to combine melody and catchy rhymes (for example "Transmission"), but there is so much volatility in terms of quality that personally I was not amused with the overall album. Comparing them with similar bands that I have heard such as The Butterfly Effect and Karnivool, the band needs to work harder. Recommendations: "Death of You", "Minefield", "Silhouette"
The War on Drugs Lost in the Dream
This is a much more consolidated effort by the War On Drugs than the previous LP, Slave Ambient. It is so good that you will consider it as one of the best albums of 2014. The Dylan ("Eyes to the Wind", "Lost In The Dream") and Springsteen ("An Ocean In Between The Waves", "Burning") influences are more evident than ever, while the opening two tracks -"Under The Pressure" & "Red Eyes"- are two exceptional songs of the so-called americana/shoegaze genre

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  • danielcardoso Hey man, The Parlor Mob's album is finally out.
    February 17 11:19 AM
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    January 2 11:14 AM
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    January 1 11:10 AM
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    January 1 03:47 AM
  • YUJOS Pantos pistevo einai krima gi afti tin banda giati boroun/borusan na vgaloun axiosevastes douleies. Mallon tous katapie kai aftous gia ta kala to mainstream.
    November 21 11:29 AM

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