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Rec an album from each of these genres

So basically, putting one genre per slot. Whoever recs an album first (that I haven't heard) gets that spot. Only accepting one rec per spot and will try and write out a short blurb once I've listened. Only accepting 1 rec per user since spots are limited so make it count. Starting the list out with placeholder albums. If the spot is marked OPEN then it is still open for a rec if it is CLOSED then you missed your chance ¯_(ツ)_/¯
Tango N' Vectif

CLOSED : Ambient

Recommended by: rodrigo90

Very cool Ahex Twin-esque IDM type stuff. Not all that ambient but pretty great at what it does regardless. Spotify has the 2 disc version of the album which I did find a little overlong to get through and is the reason the rating is a little lower than it could be. Will try listening to the original single disc version though as that might be a little more palatable (and easier to actually get through without interruption). First impressions: 3.5
2Hunting Lodge

CLOSED: Noise. Super noob with this genre so go easy on me

Recommended by: JohnnyOnTheSpot

A little more rhythmic and less abrasive than I expected from a noise album which I guess makes it a solid entry point into the genre. Although I definitely liked this more than most of what I've heard, I still have a hard time seeing the appeal of the genre as a whole. I can dig the less abrasive parts (which are likely leaning towards drone rather than noise) as background music or music to drift off to but that atmosphere doesn't work so well during the more abrasive/noisier bits (this is more of a commentary on the genre as whole, this album was relatively easy for noise). First impressions: this is a tough one, I definitely didn't hate it and want to re-visit it to see if something will click more but I'd still much rather just put on drone or ambient as opposed to something like this. 2.9 for now but I'm mostly just throwing a number out there
3Yellow Swans
Going Places

CLOSED: Drone. Doesn't have to be doom influenced, any drone works

Recommended by: Sinternet

Got home late last night, lit up, put this one on and just completely spaced out into the textured wall of noise the band created on here. The album is dark and dense but full little subtleties and interesting sound layering. Very nice mix of drone, noise and ambient.

First impressions: 4.1/5
4Kengo Iuchi

CLOSED: Somekind of wacky folk

Recommended by: AdolfChrist
5St. Vincent

CLOSED: Good modern PAP

Recommended by: tempest
6The Verve
A Storm in Heaven

CLOSED: Some dank gaze

Recommended by: UniqueUniverse

Having only ever known these guys as "that band that did Bittersweet Symphony", I was surprised to see their name come up here. A nice mix of styles on this album however with some heavy alt rockfish bits, dreamier reverb-laden portions and others that hint at the poppier direction the band would take with later material. A solid, enjoyable album overall and one that I'll definitely return to for further listens. The vocals were a little more straightforward/clear than what I usually like in my shoegaze but the vocalist makes up for it with some powerful, emotional singing.
First impression 3.6/5
7David Kauffman and Eric Caboor
Songs from Suicide Bridge

CLOSED: Something :(

Recommended by: SandwichBubble
8Hazel English
Never Going Home

CLOSED: Something :3

Recommended by: budgie

Really hit the spot, total :3 vibes. Cute, dreamy, upbeat but without crossing over into cheesy. Had a great time listening to this one. First impressions are looking like a solid 3.8
9 Snoop Dogg
Tha Blue Carpet Treatment Mixtape

CLOSED: Something gangsta

Recommended by: Drifter
10Pierce the Veil
Collide With the Sky

CLOSED: A guilty pleasure (I only like a couple of tracks off this so not a good example but I don't have much in terms of guilty pleasures)

Recommended by: bgillesp

With that 3.7 average I almost didn't accept this as a guilty pleasure album but since my impression of these guys had always been that they were some lame, scene, hot topic band (an impression mostly based on their aesthetic and that of their fans admittedly) I decided to allow it and give them a chance. Overall, I had a good time listening to this one. Some parts reminded me a little of letlive although definitely more straightforward and melodic overall. The vocalist definitely crosses over into cringe a few times though. Solid, fun, little melodic post-hardcore album. First impressions: 3/5
11The Number Twelve Looks Like You

CLOSED: Miscellaneous, rec a random awesome album

Recommended by: DeadlyNightShade
12Graveyard (SWE)
Hisingen Blues


Recommended by: StickFeit

Pretty cool take on that 70s bluesy hard rock through a modern lens. A actually found myself preferring the slower, bluesier tracks (No Good Mr Holder, Uncomfortably Numb), the whole band seems to really come together and shine during those moments. Definitely an enjoyale rock album the whole way through though. Rating: Maybe like 3.6 I dunno
13Hell (USA)

CLOSED: Death/Sludge/Black/Filth

Recommended by: BlackwaterPork

Although not the most original album out there, it delivers on the filth and heavyness. Those distorted vocals especially live up to the band/album name and help make this into something worth revisiting. First impressions: 3.7
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