Shouty McShouterson

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Last Active 06-22-15 5:41 pm
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5.0 classic
Arctic Monkeys Whatever People Say I Am, That's What...
Brilliant, stunning, epic, masterful, genius. All word that could be used to describe The Arctic Monkeys debut album "Whatever people say I am...". Surely the most astounding thing of all is not the age of the band (all in their teens) or the consistency of the album, but the sheer tongue-in-cheekness of it all, as if the boys already knew it was going to be a masterpiece, and so performed with a near Oasis like complacency. There is not a bad song on the whole album, and whilst Fake tales of San Fransisco and Riot Van don't live up to the excellence of the rest of the album, there are literally thousands of bands out in the big wide world who would actually centre an album around such tracks. That the worst tracks on this album are still stunning is all I have to say, simply awesome.
At the Drive-In Relationship of Command
Brand New The Devil and God Are Raging Inside Me
Emery ...In Shallow Seas We Sail
Foals Total Life Forever
Total Life Forever is like a stalker, cold and isolated on the surface but teeming with relentless adrenaline underneath the mask...and my word is it good.
Godspeed You! Black Emperor F#A# (Infinity)
So my friend wanted some good music and I was like “ok there’s this album, I dunno if you've heard of it, it’s called F#A# infinity by some band I think you'd like it because it’s like all dark and atmospherey but then POW you realise its actually meant to be a scathing commentary on today’s world and Blaize Bayley Finnegan III is actually Jesus or something then you orgasm like 50 times and East Hasting’s is so amazing, but then you think Providence is too long but it’s so worth it cause the climax is the second best on the record (behind only my epic climax when I listen to it) and then so you’re like Dead Flag Blues is the worst - BUT IT ISNT, IT’S THE ONLY RECORD EVER WITHOUT A WORST TRACK BECAUSE THEY'RE ALL THE BEST TRACK - and then splodge you ejaculate again and your girlfriend leaves you because she walked in on you when you were fucking your vinyl version like you had your cock in the hole and you were really going for it even though it chafed and yeah its awesome its by the black emperors or something and if you don't like it then you're racist” and he was like “cool” so he got it.
Kanye West My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy
Kate Bush Hounds of Love
Pink Floyd Wish You Were Here
Radiohead OK Computer
The Mars Volta De-Loused in the Comatorium
The Strokes Is This It

4.5 superb
Arctic Monkeys Favourite Worst Nightmare
The Arctic Monkeys return with a darker, maturer sound, whilst still keeping all of the elements that made "Whatever People Say I Am..." such a success. Although not quite up to the standard of their debut, this is filled with catchy songs, and arguably the first 5 songs are collectively better than anything on the first album. If it weren't for a slump in quality halfway through the album, this would be a masterpiece, and while "Old Yellow Bricks" and "505" make for a brilliant ending, you can't help but feel short changed by tracks such as "This House Is A Circus" and "Only Ones Who Know". Even with a few poor tracks, this album is brilliant.
Black Sabbath Paranoid
Bon Iver For Emma, Forever Ago
Brand New Daisy
Damien Rice O
Damien Rice My Favourite Faded Fantasy
Glassjaw Worship and Tribute
Iron Maiden Powerslave
Iron Maiden Seventh Son of a Seventh Son
"Seventh Son of a Seventh Son" is in my opinion, the magnum opus of one of the greatest heavy metal bands to grace the planet; Iron Maiden. Although not having the best musical content or individual tracks (both accolades that fall to the mighty "Powerslave") the seamless flow and consistency of the songs, mixed with the execution of the concept on offer mean that for this album the sum of the whole is greater than that of the constituent parts. For example, in terms of album openers I would take "Aces High" or "Invaders" over "Moonchild" any day, as I would with many individual comparisons between the "great" Iron Maiden albums. However not a single song lets "Seventh Son..." down; whereas "The Duellists" and "Total Eclipse" respectively let down its less consistent counterparts. Of course this isn't to say that the music on offer is poor, indeed that assumption couldn't be further from the truth. From the slightly more mainstream metal of "Can I Play With Madness" to the distinct Maiden sound on tracks such as "The Clairvoyant" the ballsy decision to add synths to an already winning formula means this album is musically one of Maidens most diverse. With the two standout tracks ("The Evil That Men Do" and "Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son") jam packed in the middle of the album, listners need not wait too long to get to the really good stuff. All in all a fantastic album, worthy of a place in any music collection.
Kendrick Lamar good kid, m.A.A.d city
Manchester Orchestra Mean Everything to Nothing
Marina and The Diamonds The Family Jewels
Metallica Ride the Lightning
Metallica ...And Justice for All
Passion Pit Gossamer
Pink Floyd Animals
Suede Dog Man Star
The Smiths The Queen Is Dead
Thrice Vheissu
Having not (at this date) heard any of Thrice's earlier records, I cannot really comment on the supposed change of sound that the band pulled off with this release. What I can say is that every single song on this album is absolutely fantastic, ranging from the heavy The Earth Will Shake to the calculated ambiance of Atlantic and Red Sky and everything in between. I cannot praise this album enough, it changed my musical tastes and my life, need I say more?
Thursday No Devolucion

4.0 excellent
Arctic Monkeys AM
Ariana Grande Yours Truly
Black Sabbath Master of Reality
Blur Parklife
Blur 13
Brand New Deja Entendu
Foals Antidotes
Foals debut release is a technical wonder, enjoyable indie/pop music with intelligent, puzzling lyrics and frenzied synths atop a really quite ordinary indie structure. What sets them apart from 90% of the wannabe's is the tenacity of the songs; all of which remain fun and catchy whilst at the same time containing a quirky unpredictability. Without a doubt one of the best debut releases of 2008.
Glassjaw Coloring Book
Godspeed You! Black Emperor Lift Your Skinny Fists Like Antennas to Heaven
Iron Maiden Somewhere in Time
Kanye West Late Registration
Kanye West The College Dropout
Kendrick Lamar To Pimp a Butterfly
Low Roar 0
Manchester Orchestra Simple Math
Marina and The Diamonds Froot
Megadeth Rust in Peace
Metallica Kill 'Em All
Passion Pit Manners
Pink Floyd The Dark Side of the Moon
Pulp Different Class
Radiohead Amnesiac
Radiohead The Bends
Radiohead Kid A
Royal Blood Royal Blood
Slipknot Vol. 3: (The Subliminal Verses)
With the softer side of Slipknot now fully in effect, Vol 3: The Subliminal Verses attempts to focus more on the melodic than the extreme. Throughout the album Corey's vocals seem distant and disinterested, and pale in comparison to those of "side project" Stone Sour. While musically the album is on the same level as previous albums, the shocking brutality and "don't give a fuck" attitude seem missing, and although singles Before I Forget and Vermillion Pt I save the album from being a complete travesty, they are ultimately too little too late. Overall this valiant progression in the bands sound ultimately fails to deliver either the energy or brutality of earlier albums.
Sylosis Edge of the Earth
Taking Back Sunday Tell All Your Friends
The Cure Disintegration
The Last Shadow Puppets The Age Of The Understatement
The Libertines Up The Bracket
The White Stripes Get Behind Me Satan
Thom Yorke Tomorrow's Modern Boxes
Thrice The Illusion of Safety

3.5 great
At the Drive-In In/Casino/Out
Blur Modern Life Is Rubbish
Blur The Magic Whip
Bon Iver Bon Iver, Bon Iver
Bullet for My Valentine The Poison
Enter Shikari The Mindsweep
Foals Holy Fire
Godspeed You! Black Emperor 'Allelujah! Don't Bend! Ascend!
Moar like post-cock
Iron Maiden The Number of the Beast
Iron Maiden Piece of Mind
Iron Maiden A Matter of Life and Death
Jamie xx In Colour
Kanye West 808s and Heartbreak
Kanye West Yeezus
Kendrick Lamar Section.80
Marina and The Diamonds Electra Heart
Megadeth Peace Sells... but Who's Buying?
Metallica Master of Puppets
Pink Floyd Meddle
Pink Floyd The Wall
Shadows Fall Threads of Life
Slipknot Iowa
The Mars Volta Frances the Mute
The Streets A Grand Don't Come For Free
The Strokes First Impressions of Earth
The White Stripes Elephant
Thrice The Artist in the Ambulance
Thrice The Alchemy Index Vols. I & II
Thrice The Alchemy Index Vols. III & IV
Thursday Full Collapse
Trivium Ascendancy

3.0 good
Arctic Monkeys Humbug
Damien Rice 9
Glassjaw Our Color Green (The Singles)
La Roux La Roux
Manchester Orchestra Cope
Metallica Death Magnetic
Pink Floyd The Endless River
Pulp His 'n' Hers
Radiohead The King of Limbs
Radiohead TKOL RMX 1234567
Slipknot All Hope Is Gone
Slipknot .5: The Gray Chapter
Stone Sour Come What(ever) May
Taking Back Sunday Where You Want To Be
Taking Back Sunday Louder Now
The Cure Wish
The Mars Volta The Bedlam in Goliath
The Mars Volta Octahedron
The Smiths Meat Is Murder
The Strokes Room on Fire
The Strokes Angles
The White Stripes Icky Thump
Thrice Beggars
After the phenomenally ambitious if slightly disappointing concept "The Alchemy Index" Thrice are signalling their intentions toward another genre shift, this time transmogrifying into a more mainstream friendly alt-rock act. If you enjoyed "The Alchemy Index", especially the "Earth" EP, then there is a good chance you'll be wholly satisfied with the majority of "Beggars". There is a very natural progression from this EP to "Beggars" with a large influence from Dustin's solo work creeping into the band's sound. However despite treading unfamiliar territory there is something comfortingly familiar in the majority of the material here. "Wood & Wire" could easily have come from either "The Alchemy Index" or Thrice's last 'proper' album "Vheissu" with an ending reminiscent to that of "Red Sky" four years ago. While the album is unsurprisingly consistent, the two outstanding highlights "In Exile" and the eponymous "Beggars" are similar only in that they both manage to slow the albums tempo and harness the roaming guitars, instead focussing intensely on Dustin's much improved vocals. In essence "Beggars" is a stepping stone album and when looked at in this light is a rather remarkable piece of work.
Thrice Major/Minor
Trivium Shogun
Good album really. Not better than good, but it is good...hence the rating.

2.5 average
Arctic Monkeys Suck It and See
Blur Think Tank
Bullet for My Valentine Scream, Aim, Fire
Metallica Metallica
Pink Floyd The Division Bell
The Libertines The Libertines
The Ting Tings Super Critical
Trivium The Crusade
Wednesday 13 Transylvania 90210

2.0 poor
Blur Leisure
Metallica Reload
Metallica Load

1.5 very poor
Metallica St. Anger
The Ting Tings Sounds from Nowheresville

1.0 awful
The Ting Tings We Started Nothing

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