|4 Months On Sputnik|
albums and artists i'm really glad i've found and got into because of Sputnik, recommend/discuss
Found it recently, really odd album. The guy who reviewed it described the album being like the album cover: normal on top but strange below once you get into it. Spot on.
Took me a while to get into it, love the vocals and the sounds.
Since I Left You
Always knew Frontier Psychiatrist from watching music channels for hours when I was a wee pup, finally got round to the album and it's amazing, so so soooo amazing.
|4||Between The Buried And Me|
Very picky with metal, when I went through the metal stage I only like mathcore-y bands like Psyopus and Ion Dissonance.. but these guys mix all things I like together.
|5||...And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead|
Was recommended this, generally a cool album... shame I don't like Source Tags or the other stuff as much.
Chill album, fun at time, mesmerizing at times... same feel as the BoC albums.
Never got into single guitar guys, everyone used to be on about how good City and Colour was but I never got into him. This guy is really great, it clicked one day.
|9||The Flaming Lips|
The Soft Bulletin
Always heard about these guys being compared to Radiohead (?), saw em play Glasto last year on T.V but never listened. This album and Pink Robots are real cool.
In The Court Of The Crimson King
It's probably "hipster cliche" to say this or something, but this is really the only King Crimson album I can get into, slopes a tad in the middle but it's really great (especially for its time)
|11||At The Drive-In|
Always knew about The Mars Volta, my friend told me to listen to Relationship Of Command and I really digged it. Until I got on here I never listened to this of Vaya, but now I enjoy them all equally.
We Are the Romans
This was ranted a lot (along with Jane Doe) as being really great and influential. Finally gave it a listen, it's pretty crazy. Shame they broke up.
|13||Circle Takes the Square|
As The Roots Undo
Didn't get this at first, didn't understand the hype... clicked eventually and I enjoy it from time to time (even though the vocals can be a tad too much at points)
Been a Gorillaz fan for ages, remember hearing MF DOOM on Demon Days when I was like 13 and really liking his voice. When I was getting on here and checking out Flying Lotus and similar artists, Madlib was recommended.. so I checked this out seems though it featured both and it's really really really good.
After reading everyone blabbing about how these guys influenced ATDI and shit I thought i'd check em. Didn't dig Red Medicine or Repeater that much (although I probably will in the future) I thought this album was cool.
Took me a while to get into this, I got all 3 of his LPs at once and thought LA and this sucked compared to 1983, but after putting this on my iPod and listening on a long journey it finally clicked and now I can't get enough of the textures and sounds.
Same thing when looking into more and more alt-hiphop on here. This name was mentioned but I was busy enjoying MF. Eventually I got round to it and it's a chill album, lots of great old-skool sounds and shit.
Building Nothing Out Of Something
I used to think that only bands like Foals and Editors could do 'Indie' in my stupid days, but after realising the true meaning of the genre (along with screamo) from this site, these guys stood out. I listened to their popular 2 albums at first but i'm really digging this one more atm.
Yankee Hotel Foxtrot
Same as above really, this is a really good album. Think i'm gonna try get it on vinyl eventually, I am an amercian aquarium drinker.
Program Music I
I saw someones list a couple of months ago, they listed this as their favourite of all time. Being a fan of GY!BE and Mogwai I thought i'd check it. Listened to it during a Science lesson at school, what a trip.
Took me a long time to get into this, knew about it before Sputnik but finally understood it after reading reviews on here.
|23||My Bloody Valentine|
Didn't understand the hype at first... "better than OK Computer!?" I thought... but I got in the mood one day to check it out and it gave off the same feels as Sung Tongs kinda.
Tend to listen to this when walking home from partys in the early hours (not that this happens much) but it's really creepy and any fan of post-rock should dig it. For some reason the track Don, Aman reminds me of Donnie Darko.
Somewhere at the Bottom of the River...
Took me a while to like it, at first I was like "VOCALS EWWW" but I started listening to the lyrics and passion in his voice. It's a real good album, just the vocals make it hard to rec it to my friends haha.
Only recently checked this out when their new video was posted as a news article, really great voice, REALLY great lyrics (especially Seatbelt Hands)
|27||The Mars Volta|
De-Loused In The Comatorium
Always knew about these, but only really listened to Frances The Mute. When I got on here everyone was saying this album's better. All I can say is "why don't they make more albums like this"
Got into these guys before Sputnik when my Polish friend showed me these and GY!BE. Started on Come On Die Young but the same situation as with The Mars Volta happened really. Everyone said the first was better and it turned out it was. Also saw these on their Hardcore Will Never Die tour a few months back. so loud and awesome.
Just Ask The Lonely
Saw this as some users favourite album. Decided to give it a whirl because of the weird cover. Track 1 and 2 are probably in my top 10 favourite songs i've heard this year (if that list existed)
Bizarre Ride II The Pharcyde
Again, searching for Old Skool, Alternative, Anti-gun/crime Hip-hop/rap. These guys came up and I think the first time I listened was in a Maths lesson... was awesome.
Brighten The Corners
Same thing with the Indie journey, vocals annoyed me at first. Think I heard Stereo on a Warp compilation and was kinda iffy but after seeing them on Sputnik rated highly I got this and enjoy it.
Everyone knows OutKast, but only really for Roses and Hey Ya! (if you don't do your research). When I got on Sputnik this and Aquemini were rated higher than Speakerboxxx/The Love Below so I got em both and they are fucking great.
Always knew about these guys from just knowing music, I think most people do. After seeing a lot of them on here decided to listen to this album and Daydream Nation (which hasn't clicked as much as this yet, but I dig them both)
Monoliths and Dimensions
Took me a long time to listen to this, not a big fan of Black Metal and for some reason I assumed Doom/Drone/whatever was the same thing, cool noise.
Millions Now Living Will Never Die
One of the first things I checked when I started using this site, because they were referred to one of the first Post-Rock bands. Great album, TNT is good too, usually listen to them as background music when i'm reading or something... but it sure is great background music.