Hankpym
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Last Active 06-19-12 11:15 pm
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Average Rating: 3.68
Rating Variance: 1.03
Objectivity Score: 76%
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5.0 classic
Cap'n Jazz Analphabetapolothology
Godspeed You! Black Emperor Lift Your Skinny Fists Like Antennas...
GZA Liquid Swords
Metallica Ride the Lightning
Santana Santana
The Beatles Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
The Stone Roses The Stone Roses

4.5 superb
Danger Mouse The Grey Album
Kurt Vile God is Saying This to You...
Oasis (What's the Story) Morning Glory?
The Jimi Hendrix Experience Axis: Bold as Love
The Nation of Ulysses Plays Pretty for Baby

4.0 excellent
At the Drive-In Relationship of Command
Bob Dylan The Witmark Demos
Death Symbolic
Dopamine Dying Away In The Deep Fall
Grand Funk Railroad Live Album
Joy Division Substance
Oasis Definitely Maybe
Oasis The Masterplan
Opeth Damnation
Pixies Come On Pilgrim
Placebo Placebo
The Jimi Hendrix Experience Electric Ladyland
The Postal Service Give Up

3.5 great
Burzum Burzum
Joy Division Closer
Mayhem De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas
MF DOOM MM.. Food
Nirvana Nevermind
Ritual Flame Dust in the Void
Sex Pistols Never Mind the Bollocks

3.0 good
At the Drive-In In/Casino/Out
Part of why At the Drive-In is such a ***ing amazing band is the air of mystique that surrounding them. They took bizzare time signatures, lovecraftian, sci-fi tinged lyrics and an uncompromising musical ethos and took it dead seriously. There were no joke songs or funny tour stories; it was all about the music. Leaving people to uncover the meaning behind some very cryptic songwriting. With a furious, salsa dancing, wildman of a singer by the name of Cedric Zavala , Jim Ward, a pop loving, punk rocker rythm guitar player, and Omar Lopez, a genius of a lead guitar player who used the guitar as a veritable orchestra of effect pedals. In 1998 our Texas purveyours of Punk released an album called In/Casino/Out on fearless records. Described by frontman Cedric as "an attempt to capture the live sound of At the Drive-In." In some ways this is true. I was lucky enough to see ATDI in the year 2000 right after the reease of RElationship of Command. I gotta say, this record comes pretty close to capturing that live soun. The record was recorde with the hold band in the same room playing together' giving the record a raw edge. Not quite the same as Cedric Zavala doing a handstand ont he drumkit while holding a microphone in his mouth but it's still very energetic. All of the classic ATDI songwriter tropes are herem the alternate tunings, the frantic vocals, the morse code drumming, and the exceedingly literate lyrics that we all know and love. Highlights incude the beautiful outro to lopsided, The crushing emotion of Napolean solo, the pure songwriting skill of alpha centerai, and Omar's glorious afro. Download this, or buy the Vinyl because Vinyl is good for your soul.

Download: Alpha Centerai, Anpolean Solo, Hourglass, Lopsided, Transatlantic foe. asically the while album except for "for now we toast", I wasn't feeling that.
Dan Fogelberg Nether Lands
Deadmau5 For Lack of a Better Name
Enter Shikari Take to the Skies
Jay Farrar and Benjamin Gibbard One Fast Move or I'm Gone: Kerouac's Big Sur
Nirvana Bleach
Oasis Don't Believe the Truth
Thom Yorke The Eraser

2.5 average
The Stone Roses Second Coming

2.0 poor
Oasis Heathen Chemistry
Oasis Dig Out Your Soul

1.5 very poor
Oasis Be Here Now

1.0 awful
John Cale Music For A New Society
Oasis Standing on the Shoulder of Giants
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