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Music Of The Break

During Christmas break, I decided to check out as many bands on my music list as possible. Stopped yesterday so I could digest this stuff instead of rushing through it. Here's what I got.
1John Frusciante
The Will to Death


Wanted to get this since Thursday is one of my favorite bands. Not very good but showed potential. 2.5
3 Pedro the Lion
It's Hard to Find a Friend

One of Dustin Kensrue's favorite bands so I naturally wanted to hear it. I don't get it. 3
Brand New Eyes

Ridiculously catchy and pretty original for pop punk. 4
5Beastie Boys
Solid Gold Hits

Amazon had it for like $2, been needin me some Beastie Boys. 4
Silent Waters

Haven't listened to it much, but wasn't too impressed.
7Dustin Kensrue
Please Come Home

Thrice's frontman's solo album is reason enough. Not up to typical Thrice level, but still enjoyable. 3.5
You Are There

I don't have a ton of post rock, but this is simply amazing. The only problem is that the second half drags a bit. 4.5
9American Football
American Football

Awesome chill-out indie. I think more vocals would have been better, still love it. 4
10As Cities Burn
Come Now Sleep

This is REALLY good. Not sure how good, but I really like it. The guitar lines are genius and atomsphere is great. Not to mention the lyrics. at least 4
11Godspeed You! Black Emperor
Slow Riot for New Zero Kanada

Good but it hasn't clicked for me like F#A#. 4
Sci-Fi Crimes

Enjoyable mainstream rock. The hooks are great but eventually it all starts sounding the same. 3.5

Have Parachutes and Viva La Vida, decided to get the middle stuff. Needs some more listening but seems a bit safe for Coldplay.
14Jimmy Eat World

Being not a big fan of pop punk, I like this. 3.5
El Cielo

Needs some more listening as well, but so far this seems vastly overrated.
A to B: Life

Again, gotta listen to it more, but I am already starting to like and I can tell its a grower.
Polar Life

Youaremysilence's soundoff convinced me to listen to this. One of my best decisions in recent memory. Hauntingly beautiful and atmospheric, creative yet accessible. 5
18Right Away, Great Captain!
The Eventually Home

Andy Hull of Manchester Orchestra's side project. More people need to hear this, probably gonna be a 4.
19The National

Really, really good indie rock. At least a 4
20Sun Kil Moon
Ghosts of the Great Highway

Only listened to once so far, but I think the songs are too long without enough ideas.
The Ugly Organ

Need to listen to
22Death Cab for Cutie
The Photo Album

Going deeper into their discography, sounding pretty average for them though.
23 Belle and Sebastian
If You're Feeling Sinister

I love this album. Catchy yet deep indie/pop. Minimum of a 4
Sing the Word Hope in Four-Part Harmony

Still gotta listen to
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