|bgill goes punk (and other things)|
This is really just gonna be a list for me to go through. I guess i'll jot ratings and maybe some thoughts if I feel so inclined as I listen, so unless you're interested in that you could just ignore this.
There's a Vomitsprinkler in My Liverriver
Now this I loved. Punk with a 90's rock flair and all sorts of other eclectic bits. Plus how can you beat that name.
|2||James Chance and the Contortions|
A jazzy mess of a punk album, but who doesn't think that mess sounds fun?
|3||Echo and The Bunnymen|
Sorry I don't love it Papi but I still quite like it. The Killing Moon is awesome. Did Ghost cover one of these songs?
 NM, they did, just not as good as these guys did it.
An unexpected feel from this one. Gonna have to revisit to say more.
Hmm, the classics it seems are indeed such. This ones seems to have moved beyond the bluesiness of The Stooges into a more rock-driven punk sound. It's not quite as angry maybe in presentation but the lyrics are there for sure.
Okay, yeah, this is real good. Never knew the cure by name but I've heard a couple of these songs before. Very well could grow into a 5 with time here.
Kinda sounded like The Doors went punk. It's cool to see the blues roots writhing these punk roots. This whole thing was awesome though.
Good 'ol punk/post-punk record from what I understand to be after a recovery w/ Bowie. This version of China Girl > Bowie's.
Buzz or Howl Under the Influence of Heat
Fun. Short. Punk. Not too much to say about this one but it has some great musical moments. Not too sure about the guy's voice.
 boop- 3.6
Something Else by The Kinks
Well ain't this just some fun on a bun.
The Queen Is Dead
|12||Have a Nice Life|
I'll definitely need more time with this one. I can tell I really like it and it's incredibly unique (not to mention influential).
An early post-hardcore treat with a ton of genuine energy that bleeds through every moment.
Worship and Tribute
Heaven or Las Vegas
|19||This Social Coil|
After The Day Before
This epic song/ep takes its time to build and does so just right. By the end when the jazzy riffs fly in, it's hard not to feel the groove. I can see how this could have been highly influential in its time, making it all the more impressive.
Freedom of Choice
Whip It. That's about it. The rest is still good, fun, and witty though.
Hot Man Pussy
I think I may have a new favorite on the list. This female fronted punker has got some guts and a real no-****s given attitude that most punk band would love to be on their level. If only the last song wasn't so strange, still good though. Great stuff butcherboy.
|26||The Flesh Eaters|
A Minute to Pray a Second to Die
Definitely butcher-core with noise and punk attitude everywhere, but this one isn't quite so much for me. It's got attitude and is a fun listen, but it gets a bit too ridiculous for me pretty often.
|27||And Also The Trees|
(Listen for) the Rag and Bone Man
Papi, this is really good. Why didn't you use this in the post punk competition? Very nice style and substance work that I'm not well-versed enough to discuss properly but I liked this a lot.
|28||Half Man Half Biscuit|
This Leaden Pall
This was a jolly good time wasn't it? Quirky, funny, and still musically proficient, this album has a lot to offer. But perhaps it relies too much on novelty lines such as the numerous references to other bands. The last line had me rolling though, and I won't spoil it for anyone who hasn't heard but it plays off of The Doors- The End.
Calling All Girls
Cabin In The Sky
Too Many Humans
Cool little EP with attitude of course. Vox were a bit strange but in a good way for this one. The themes were different than typical hyperpolitical banter but rather felt more like a plea of despair for life in general. Idk it sounded cool though.
This is even more wild, zany, off the wall, and better than their s/t. Blister In the Sun is an amazing song but there is so much more to this band!
|35||The Jesus Lizard|
A lot of cool influences here from Punk, hardcore, grunge, and post-hardcore, this interesting mesh pulls of a well excited unique sound with good songwriting to boot. Probably gonna grow on me too.
What Was Music?
Sorry butcherboy, but this aint it. It got interesting in parts when the energy picked up, but it was too long and took a while to pick up.
Seems like this one may have been pretty innovative for its time. It's quite good either way, but not all of it works together perfectly for me.
Bumped because this, even though some parts I "don't like", I can't deny this is one of the most truly PUNK albums I've ever heard. If anything gets bumped to a 5 on here, this might actually be the front runner.
Wild, crazy, and fun. These gals are great, but they definitely don't have the most impressive songwriting out of anyone in the scene.
It's good. It's entertaining. But I fail to see it as much more than that.
Like an Ever Flowing Stream
Still not 100% sure if I think the songwriting is perfect or just really great, but the guitar tone these guys use is indescribably perfect.
In the Nightside Eclipse
Dead as Dreams
Well this riffs.
|49||Van der Graaf Generator|
|53||The Tea Party|
The Edges Of Twilight
The New Normal
Prog/alt metal and prog rock fusion. Sounds right up my alley. I really enjoyed this one's intricate songwriting and careful sound. At times the left the moment a bit too subdued, but they built tension very well too.
Living as Ghosts with Buildings as Teeth
Much in the vein of Karnivool, these guys bring in the same influences plus a little more uptempo attitude from some post-hardcore. It makes for a very lively mix of a lot of interesting sounds, but sometimes the songwriting gets out of hand and confused.
|58||Dead Letter Circus|
This Is The Warning
Even In the Quietest Moments
Mekanïk Destruktiw Kommandoh
Alturas de Machu Picchu
A really great example of foreign prog rock that uses all sorts of traditional folk instrumentation form South America to amplify their sound. They don't bring anything vastly different in terms of songwriting, but it is among the better prog rock albums I know for certain.
Really great hip-hop piece with awesome beat production. Andre sounds a lot better than the other guy to me though so that detracts a bit.
Fear of a Black Planet
Well this was unexpectedly great. I didn't like the vocal style at first, but once the weirdness faded, it revealed some awesome skill and some killer tracks.
Straight Outta Compton
Me Against the World
|69||The Notorious B.I.G.|
Ready to Die
My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy
Honestly this reminded me of To Pimp A Butterfly but with soul/funk style vocals throughout in place of rapping. The vocal production was otherworldly but the beats were just a bit samey. Incredible as a whole though.
|72||Run the Jewels|
Run the Jewels 2
The Black Album
Hurry Up, We're Dreaming
|83||Carly Rae Jepsen|
Hounds of Love
Jordan: The Comeback
I love the sound of this record and especially the mood it creates. There are several great songs too, like Wild Horses, but sometimes the songwriting gets a bit stale. It's never bad, even usually very good, but is occasionally standard (read underwhelming considering the Fripp hype).
Ladies and Gentlemen We Are Floating in Space
|87||Townes Van Zandt|
Townes Van Zandt
Viva Last Blues
Otis Blue: Otis Redding Sings Soul
Lady Sings The Blues
Live At The Apollo
This was a lot punker than I expected. I was expecting some twinkly indie stuff based on the name but w/e. This was really enjoyable and I will revisit it.
|99||Manic Street Preachers|
The Holy Bible
It has an interesting attitude, but it wears down over the course of the album. The vocals sound like Japanese, making the lyrics very hard to understand, which annoys me as well. There is a lot of great music though.
None So Vile
I just didn't really get what made this one special compared to other DM releases. Yeah it was good and had some awesome moments but I didn't find it too special.