|Stuff I've Heard Recently|
What the title says.
Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
Gave this a relisten after not having heard it for years, still as classic as I
|2||System of a Down|
Steal This Album!
May turn out to be one of my favorite System albums! Kinda underrated in their
|3||A Perfect Circle|
I had loved a few of the tracks here and there when I was younger, but never
listened to the album in full. What have I been missing, this is great stuff!
Days Are Gone
My mom saw these girls on SNL, loved it so much, she bought the album, and now
I may like it more than she does.
Man, was this somewhat of a letdown. I can now see where the fans are coming
from with the "selling out" comments. This definitely has some classic tracks, but
also a lot of filler and I miss the complexity that ...And Justice brought to the table.
Waking the Fallen
Having only heard City of Evil and the self-titled, I was a little cautious about how
much I would like this album. However, this one definitely blows those two away
(yes, even the best tracks on CoE). Can definitely see how this was influential on
metalcore, listening to "Unholy Confessions"' main riff, I can now name at least 5
bands who've ripped it off.
In a Mirror Darkly
Wasn't expecting this to be so awesome! Epic intro and instrumental (!) tracks,
great instrumentation and vox, good stuff. The only thing that needs slight
improvement is the production, the instrument seperation on the drums is a little
Having never heard Froosh's previous material, I can only say that I really enjoyed
this. He bounces from electronic style to style within the space of a single song.
This is an album that demands more listens to be fully digested.
A Farewell to Kings
Finally got around to hearing this, it's Rush, what do you expect?
Chino goes electronic, and the results are groovy. Hating the mastering on the CD
release though, compressed to hell and back.
W H O K I L L
Heard this a few times when it came out, shelved it, and am just now getting back
to it because of her new album. This is loads better than I initially gave it credit for.
Great production, too. Excited to hear Nikki Nack.
Now for stuff that I have acquired but actually haven't heard yet. From what I've
heard of this, it seems right up my alley in terms of alternative/electronica, and I
love Gorillaz so...
Picked this up simply because of the album cover, it's gotten good praise from a
number of critics, I figure why not?
All of my sput bros and real life music friends praise this to high heaven, so I guess
it's time for me to jump aboard the Gira bandwagon. I love long songs in general,
so I'm thinking I'll really enjoy this.
Portal of I
Reviewers constantly mention Dream Theater and Opeth among these guys'
influences/soundalikes, and album cover is boss, so I'll give it a spin.
I'm wanting to go through the Pumpkins discog, so I'm starting here.
For a band I consider one of my favorites, I haven't really explored their works
pre-In Absentia. Looking to rectify that with this.
This is either going to turn out to be a solid collection of alt-rock songs, or an album
by a group way past their prime. One of my favorite engineers Ben Grosse worked
on this album, so it has potential (for me, at least).
|19|| ||Fair to Midland|
Arrows & Anchors
Sputnik loves this, I love prog, saw it at the library, I'll give it a try!
Another one of my favorite engineers Andy Wallace worked on this (and has
apparently gotten huge praise for it), so I'll at least like the sound of this record.
Having not particularly cared for anything post-Karmacode by this band, a friend
recommended I seek out this album.
|22||Rage Against the Machine|
According to recent Sputnik opinion, this is on par with the self-titled. We shall soon
I'm not usually a pop-punk fan, but this came in at the radio station and thought I'd
give it a spin.
Neon Genesis Evangelion
Actually have heard this, just as great as the anime it's written for.
|25|| ||Henry Jackman|
Captain America: The Winter Soldier
Heard this was terrible. I could kinda tell listening to it in the movie theater. Will be
a masochistic listen, for sure.