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Fretup
03-02-2010, 14:51
Coldplay's 'The Scientist'.

Fretup
04-02-2010, 11:32
Tuned in to 'I Will Follow You Into The Dark' - Death Cab For Cutie.

Music Head
04-02-2010, 11:58
Tuned in to 'I Will Follow You Into The Dark' - Death Cab For Cutie.
very nice.

carbon_psycho
04-02-2010, 12:47
Death Cab for Cutie is one band I can turn to, when I am really down & low..

Soul Meets Body just uplifts me in a way like no other song...

CMB1888
04-02-2010, 19:01
The Jesus and Mary Chain - Honey's Dead

Tiggi's recommendation - pretty mellow - a step up from Susan Boyle anyway - thanks Tiggi

CMB1888
04-02-2010, 19:03
Tuned in to 'I Will Follow You Into The Dark' - Death Cab For Cutie.

Part of my son's listening during his (now passed) emo period - pretty but a little disturbing

faaipdeoaid
04-02-2010, 19:53
Got to be These new Puritans right now

YouTube - These New Puritans - We Want War (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GIfKqgWPVvk)

carbon_psycho
04-02-2010, 20:04
Got to be These new Puritans right now

YouTube - These New Puritans - We Want War (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GIfKqgWPVvk)



Thanks, I loved it...

Music Head
05-02-2010, 18:13
listened online

http://image.allmusic.com/00/amg/cov200/drn400/n484/n48412r0e8n.jpg

Title is very misleading as most of this is instrumental. I guess you can tell storys with music but the listener would have to be able to interpret which I have not been gifted to do. So there weren't very many stories on here for me. More like elevator music or a nice movie soundtrack. Not bad if you like elevators I guess. I don't. Jimmy Lavalle is Album Leaf who came on the scene in 1998 and this is his 5th release. He also plays with the band Tristeza. His previous solo efforts were his work entirely whereas this one does include a band in the studio. This may be ok for background music but not something that would hold my attention. All yours.

I DO NOT LIKE THIS ALBUM

Worst Track - Perro

Best Track - Falling From The Sun

1) Perro - 1.0 - audio
YouTube - The Album Leaf - Perro - A Chorus of Storytellers (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rMV6tv4J5_o)
2) Blank Pages - 1.5 - audio
YouTube - The Album Leaf - Blank Pages (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RNgqXq2Xrz8)
3) There Is A Wind - 2.0 - audio
YouTube - The Album Leaf - There Is A Wind - A Chorus of Storytellers (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dgZfg7JKw24)
4) Within Dreams - 1.0 - audio
YouTube - The Album Leaf - "Within Dreams" (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9nl4EVsux68)
5) Falling From The Sun - 2.0 - audio
YouTube - The Album Leaf - Falling From The Sun - A Chorus of Storytellers (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C7OIo7Wercg)
6) Stand Still - 1.0 - audio
YouTube - The Album Leaf - Stand Still - A Chorus of Storytellers (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jj53jPbXTvk)
7) Summer Fog - 1.5 - audio
YouTube - The Album Leaf - Summer Fog - A Chorus of Storytellers (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qqKWIKrdd8w)
8) Until The Last - 1.0 - audio
YouTube - The Album Leaf - Until The Last - A Chorus of Storytellers (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QPTw5jZtPP4)
9) We Are - 1.5 - audio
YouTube - The Album Leaf - We Are - A Chorus of Storytellers (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cuCDruT5DEo)
10) Almost There - 1.5 - audio
YouTube - The Album Leaf - Almost There - A Chorus of Storytellers (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LFEp-MKDmMk)
11) Tied Knots - 1.5 - audio
YouTube - The Album Leaf - Tied Knots - A Chorus of Storytellers (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=glXEzPajHXc)

Average Rating - 1.4

Iota
05-02-2010, 18:22
Ween - Ocean Man

Wavehellomachine
05-02-2010, 19:39
Anything Daniel Johnston has done and Nirvana Live At Reading.

JonG
06-02-2010, 00:30
Throbbing Gristle - The Third Mind (Second Movement) from The Third Mind Movements [Industrial Records, 2009]

JonG
06-02-2010, 01:29
Volcano Choir - Seeplymouth from Unmap [Jagjaguwar, 2009]

CMB1888
06-02-2010, 10:09
Bark Psychosis - Hex

One of Iota's recommendations - Really pretty and ambient - definitely something I wouldn't have ordinarily listened to and I did find it a bit puzzling but definitely good.

CMB1888
06-02-2010, 18:36
Fleet Foxes - Fleet Foxes

A recommendation from Droolian. I had been put off by the Bosch-like album cover and the blended-in vocals but it was pretty decent - thanks

JonG
07-02-2010, 00:16
Real Estate - Black Lake from Real Estate [Woodsist, 2009]

I just listened to this song five times in a row but not on purpose. I wasn't paying attention and I accidentally had it on repeat. D'oh!

CMB1888
07-02-2010, 00:31
My husband once accidentially listened to an instrumental version of a Rolling Stones for a journey of around an hour - it was only when I got into the car and asked him why he was listening to the same thing over again that he realised and said that he had thought 'it was a bit long'. He's so cute :smile:.

JonG
08-02-2010, 02:14
Roy Montgomery - The Soul Quietens from Temple IV [Kranky, 2006]

Music Head
08-02-2010, 23:27
listened online

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/0/00/Midlake_newcover-0x495.jpg/200px-Midlake_newcover-0x495.jpg

Texas band formed in 1999 with their 3rd album. I liked these hypnotic ballads but must admit after a while it sort of became monotonous. There was nothing bad, it just needed a lacking change of pace, some tempo changes. Excellent harmonies and nice mellow music. I think the monotone voice of the lead vocalist was the down side. So the music made me end up liking this more so than the vocals, and I don't generally like instrumentals so go figure. What I end up with here is that all the songs are somewaht good, but they seem indistinguishable from each other.

I LIKE THIS ALBUM

Worst Track - In The Ground

Best Track -Acts Of Man

If all that grows starts to fade, starts to falter
Oh, let me inside, let me inside, not to wait
Let all that run through the fields through the quiet,
Go on with their, own with their own hidden ways

When all newness of gold travels far from
Where it had once been,
Born like the earth over years
And when the acts of man
Cause the ground to break open
Oh, let me inside, let me inside, not to wait

Great are the sounds of all that live
And all that man can hold

If all that grows starts to fade, starts to falter
Oh, let me inside, let me inside, not to wait
Great are the sounds of all that live
And all that man can hold

Great are the sounds of all that live


1) Acts Of Man - 3.0 - audio
YouTube - Midlake - Acts Of Man (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EK7YFRmFdOM)
2) Winter Dies - 2.5 - audio
YouTube - MIDLAKE-WINTER DIES (2010).wmv (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_PUHdozOkN8)
3) Small Mountain - 2.0 - audio
YouTube - MIDLAKE-SMALL MOUNTAIN (2010).wmv (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EN9Mrm8AmPI)
4) Core Of Nature - 2.0 - audio
YouTube - MIDLAKE-CORE OF NATURE (2010).wmv (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rV34GqHjbo0)
5) Fortune - 2.0 - live
YouTube - Midlake - "Fortune" [live] - 1/10/2010 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WfySH6SUQMI)
6) Rulers Ruling All Things - 2.0 - audio
YouTube - Midlake - Rulers, Ruling All Things (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DuNBRhA2Nh0)
7) Children Of The Grounds - 2.0 - audio
YouTube - Midlake - Children Of The Grounds (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FDZbBrrR8g0)
8) Bring Down - 2.0 - audio
YouTube - Midlake - Bring Down (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qOSCEbC3gtc)
9) The Horn - 2.0 - audio
YouTube - MIDLAKE-THE HORN (2010).wmv (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bMH8piJ8b64)
10) The Courage Of Others - 2.5 - audio
YouTube - Midlake - The courage of others (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YZpJRI0t6Ro)
11) In The Ground - 1.5 - audio
YouTube - Midlake - In The Ground (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D_77pnnIPgU)

Average Rating - 2.1

Music Head
09-02-2010, 18:45
listened online

http://image.allmusic.com/00/amg/cov200/drn400/n478/n47882d7c6d.jpg

Debut album from San Diego band that started as The Muslims in 2008. I guess the name didn't go over too good. Not bad alt/pop/punk sound recalling garage bands of the 70's era. Mostly nice clean guitars, bass, drums, some keyboards, no fluff.

I LIKE THIS ALBUM

Worst Track - Flammable

Best Track - Pull Out

1) C'mon - 2.0 - live
YouTube - The Soft Pack - C'mon (Live on KEXP) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ahUpCARoXvk)
2) Down On Loving - 1.5 - live
YouTube - The Soft Pack 'Down on Lovin'' (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tww2DZ6Zuoo)
3) Answer To Yourself - 2.5 - live
YouTube - The Soft Pack - Answer To Yourself (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k4QVt_TFS1o)
4) Move Along - 1.5
5) Pull Out - 2.5 - live
YouTube - The Soft Pack - Pull Out (Live on KEXP) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ENr5kaL3LoY)
6) More Or Less - 1.5
7) Tides Of Time - 1.5
8) Flammable - 1.0
9) Mexico - 2.5
10) Parasites - 2.0 - live
YouTube - The Soft Pack 'Parasites' (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L6xr0UjXp7c)

Average Rating - 1.9

Iota
09-02-2010, 19:48
Weekend Nachos - Reason to Die

Music Head
09-02-2010, 21:41
listened online

http://image.allmusic.com/00/amg/cov200/drn400/n478/n47850yuyoo.jpg

Sounds like electronic to me but I'm scared. South Carolina native Chazwick Bundick is Toro Y Moi, part of the chillwave movement. I don't know. Some other ridiculous term they invented.

I DO NOT LIKE THIS ALBUM

Worst Track - pick one

Best Track - Low Shoulders

1) Blessa - 1.0 - video
YouTube - toro y moi "blessa" (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C08ucWQ6tCo)
2) Minors - 1.5 - audio
YouTube - Toro Y Moi "Minors" (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NPzQpAqaEoY)
3) Imprint After - 1.5 - audio
YouTube - Toro y Moi - Imprint After (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0lEFvKTUMgI)
4) Lissoms - 1.0 - audio
YouTube - Toro y Moi - Lissoms (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2V018OLzILM)
5) Fax Shadow - 1.0
6) Thanks Vision - 1.0 - audio
YouTube - Toro y Moi - Thanks Vision (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3wYbYWHBkOY)
7) Freak Love - 1.0 - audio
YouTube - Toro y Moi - Freak Love (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RfoQddzkAIY)
8) Talamak - 1.0 - audio
YouTube - Toro y Moi - Talamak (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cPzWDUU9Opo)
9) You Hid - 1.5 - audio
YouTube - Toro y Moi - You Hid (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2kxdGKKYDIw)
10) Low Shoulder - 2.0 - audio
YouTube - Toro y Moi - You Hid (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2kxdGKKYDIw)
11) Causers Of This - 1.0

Average Rating - 1.2

Music Head
10-02-2010, 11:06
from my library

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/3/30/The-Smiths-cover.png/200px-The-Smiths-cover.png

The debut, and what a mark it made. On me at least. The album bombed in the states at #150, but what do they know. Stupid yankees. The UK had it all figured out as the album reached #2 and remained on their charts for 33 weeks. Morrissey and Johnny Marr couldn't be better. The cover is a still shot from the Andy Warhol film Flesh. And all these live clips.......whoo-hoo!

I LOVE THIS ALBUM

Worst Track - Miserable Lies

Best Track - Reel Around The Fountain

It's time the tale were told
Of how you took a child
And you made him old

It's time the tale were told
Of how you took a child
And you made him old
You made him old

Reel around the fountain
Slap me on the patio
I'll take it now
Oh ...

Fifteen minutes with you
Well, I wouldn't say no
Oh, people said that you were virtually dead
And they were so wrong

Fifteen minutes with you
Oh, well, I wouldn't say no
Oh, people said that you were easily led
And they were half-right
Oh, they ... oh, they were half-right, oh

It's time the tale were told
Of how you took a child
And you made him old
It's time that the tale were told
Of how you took a child
And you made him old
You made him old

Oh, reel around the fountain
Slap me on the patio
I'll take it now
Ah ... oh ...

Fifteen minutes with you
Oh, I wouldn't say no
Oh, people see no worth in you
Oh, but I do.
Fifteen minutes with you
Oh, I wouldn't say no
Oh, people see no worth in you
I do.
Oh, I ... oh, I do
Oh ...

I dreamt about you last night
And I fell out of bed twice
You can pin and mount me like a butterfly
But "take me to the haven of your bed"
Was something that you never said
Two lumps, please
You're the bee's knees
But so am I

Oh, meet me at the fountain
Shove me on the patio
I'll take it slowly
Oh ...

Fifteen minutes with you
Oh, I wouldn't say no
Oh, people see no worth in you
Oh, but I do.
Fifteen minutes with you
Oh, no, I wouldn't say no
Oh, people see no worth in you
I do.
Oh, I ... I do
Oh, I do
Oh, I do
Oh, I do


1) Reel Around The Fountain - *** - audio
YouTube - Reel Around The Fountain-The Smiths (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tuWZEhbe8x8)
2) You've Got Everything Now - ** - live
YouTube - The Smiths - You've Got Everything Now - Live (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FqukPY7kasg)
3) Miserable Lie - * - live
YouTube - The Smiths - Miserable Lie (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JhtQUyDMm-s)
4) Pretty Girls Make Graves - ** - live
YouTube - The Smiths - Pretty Girls Make Graves (12.07.83) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8D6ZgSWtJrI)
5) The Hand That Rocks The Cradle - *** - audio
YouTube - The Smiths- The Smiths- 05- The hand that rocks the cradle (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UcFHPl0NbwM)
6) This Charming Man - ** - live
YouTube - The Smiths 'This Charming Man' 1983 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F3hSDODDNs4)
7) Still Ill - *** - live
YouTube - The Smiths - Still Ill (Live) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OxZo5UODCCg)
8) Hand In Glove - *** - audio
YouTube - The Smiths: Hand in Glove (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nh2bonnjv70)
9) What Difference Does It Make? - ** - live
YouTube - The Smiths - What Difference Does It Make (TOTP) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O5DE8UQnM5Y)
10) I Don't Owe You Anything - *** - audio
YouTube - The Smiths - I Don't Owe You Anything (Audio Only) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eqX0MZtUTvM)
11) Suffer Little Children - ** - audio
YouTube - The Smiths - Suffer Little Children (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A9DH0_b3F1c)

3's - 5
2's - 5
1's - 1

Rating - 2.4

Tiggi
10-02-2010, 17:18
Sounds like electronic to me but I'm scared.

LMAO :laugh::laugh::first::laugh::laugh:

Tiggi
10-02-2010, 17:26
The Stranglers - Live (X Cert)

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51BAPQYFCSL._SL500_AA240_.jpg

Listening now on Spotify to try out Jon's suggestion.

Can't say it's working out very well at the mo...

CMB1888
10-02-2010, 20:32
Voltaire - various tracks

Taking a quick break from the recs - My daughter and I sync on the same iTunes so suddenly I have 7 albums of this guy's music ( one of which is an 4 song EP all about Star Trek (The Next Generation)) so I am just browsing.

My best attempt at a description is 'steampunk Smiths' - pretty entertaining and funny in parts. Anyone who sings a song about the Industrial Revolution can't be all bad.

abrocks22
11-02-2010, 18:43
I have been listening to The Rocket Summer non stop! It always cheers me up, it's such happy music :p If you haven't heard their single "Walls"? I love it! You can preview it on iTunes
Walls - Single by The Rocket Summer - Download Walls - Single on iTunes (http://bit.ly/RcktSmrWlls)
And I love the video for his song "You Gotta Believe". I really like how he used his fans in it!
Not available in your country | VEVO (http://www.vevo.com/watch/the-rocket-summer/you-gotta-believe/USUV70903561)

Music Head
11-02-2010, 22:39
I have been listening to The Rocket Summer non stop! It always cheers me up, it's such happy music :p If you haven't heard their single "Walls"? I love it! You can preview it on iTunes
Walls - Single by The Rocket Summer - Download Walls - Single on iTunes (http://bit.ly/RcktSmrWlls)
And I love the video for his song "You Gotta Believe". I really like how he used his fans in it!
Not available in your country | VEVO (http://www.vevo.com/watch/the-rocket-summer/you-gotta-believe/USUV70903561)
Didn't care for Walls and You Gotta Believe was ok.

thanks

Music Head
11-02-2010, 23:58
listened online

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/d/d6/HotChip-OneLifeStand.jpg/200px-HotChip-OneLifeStand.jpg

Fourth album from London indie/pop/electro band formed in 2000. I prefer Goddards vocals much more than Taylor, but I think Taylor wins out here. That and being a bit heavy on the techno side leaves me not caring for this too much. A few decent tracks. Slush would have been cooler without that homina-homina-homina stuff. I kept waitin' for Jackie Gleason to come on. The title track single was released back in November. Next single is Take It In.

I DO NOT LIKE THIS ALBUM

Worst Track - We Have Love

Best Track - Alley Cats

Two people are alley cats
We have an unhappy cat
He is restless, needs attention, loses patience, seeks affection
Monkey grooms, blossom blooms
Do you dig germs, The Germs?

Well we wear each other's heads like hats
Speak in tongues like alley cats
Cradle them in both our laps
When we lie alone

Wear each others heads like hats
Speak in tongues like alley cats
Cradle them in both our laps
And we die alone

Well we sleep inside a blanket-y bed
Planted like the crocuses
In the song my mother said
She wanted us to sing

We sleep inside a blanket-y bed
Planted like the crocuses
And I wish my mother could
See the ring I got

Oh oh there is no pain I know...

The other night you said you might try to kill that thing I love
It is too strong for you, it is encased in glass and stone
The other night you said you might try to kill that thing I love
It is invincible, it is encased in glass and stone
You painted a song, you painted a song
It started when I was young and now it is in my lung
You painted a song, you painted a song
It started when I was young and now it is in my lung

Two people are alley cats
We have an unhappy cat
He is restless, needs attention, loses patience, seeks affection
Monkey grooms, blossom blooms
'Do You Dig Worms?' The worms?


1) Thieves In the Night - 1.5 - audio
YouTube - Hot Chip-Thieves In The Night (New Album) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ZwKn1TTViM)
2) Hand Me Down Your Love - 1.0 - audio
YouTube - Hot Chip - Hand Me Down Your Love (High Quality) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_BGwLDNh8DQ)
3) I Feel Better - 1.5 - audio
YouTube - Hot Chip - I Feel Better (High Quality) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PwrCvpLLweU)
4) One Life Stand - 1.5 - video
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mPXPIx1LlPY
5) Brothers - 2.0 - audio
YouTube - Hot Chip-Brothers (New Album) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g9o8FinrR2Y)
6) Slush - 2.0 - audio
YouTube - Hot Chip-Slush (New Album) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JV7rWkgUqvw)
7) Alley Cats - 2.0 - audio
YouTube - Hot Chip-Alley Cats (New Album) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G_vYTyeFOQY)
8) We Have Love - 1.0 - audio
YouTube - Hot Chip-We Have Love (New Album) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FpZz6KlHSss)
9) Keep Quiet - 1.5 - audio
YouTube - Hot Chip-Keep Quiet (New Album) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3la7aSxo3SE)
10) Take It In - 1.5 - audio
YouTube - Hot Chip-Take It In (New Album) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LLYLXDtNy2k)

Average Rating - 1.6

Music Head
13-02-2010, 12:53
from my library

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/2/23/PulpMasters.jpg/200px-PulpMasters.jpg

English band form in 1978 and split in 2002. Reaching their peak in the early 90's in the UK, but never finding much success in the US. Going through numerous lineup changes early on, it took some time to reach critical acclaim. With seven studio albums to their credit, this is a compilation of their early work on Fire records before establishing any sort of fame.

I LIKE THIS ALBUM

Worst Track - The Will To Power

Best Track - Aborigine

Starts so slowly, just a place to stay
Somewhere warm where they can spend their days
Air is stagnant and he feels unclean
Hair hangs greasy and he smells obscene
Something's happened and it's not so good
Broken bottles in the face of love
Mottled flesh under the harsh strip-light
Nylon sheets to keep them warm at night
Once it's started it can never stop
Fills his head with a dark damp fog
In the distance is a constant cry growing louder as the years go by
Days get longer and he starts to drink
Spews his stomach in the kitchen sink
Tells his children they should have respect
Tells his wife that she's a nervous wreck
He hates his wife and he hates them all
He hates his wife and he hates them all
Can't be bothered when it's all the same leave it long enough, it goes away
In the meantime stomach turns to fat
She tries to tell him but he can't have that
She's only "jealous" and she's "telling lies"
Standing naked in his flesh disguise
It took him months to get her into bed, now he's got her he just wants her dead
She wants excitement and she needs romance,
all she gets are dirty underpants
Stupid animal that can't know why something's wrong so someone has to die
The wind is blowing and the rain falls down
Sends his family on a trip down town
Sees them die in a burning wreck
Sees them burn, smokes a cigarette
He hates his wife and he hates them all
He hates his wife and he hates them all
He knows he's finished but he can't stop now
And he wants to end it but he can't see how
And it's all in pieces, thrown it all away
Oh, but he's not ugly, he just looks that way
And he wants some quiet and he needs it now
But the scream he's started's getting far too loud
And he still pretends he does it just for now
His day will come he'll lose it all somehow
Killing time until his ship arrives
Been dead ten years but he's still alive and the time is wasted
and the ship has sunk
But he hasn't noticed and he comes home drunk
And he's just dead weight, he'll never leave the ground
He tries to stand but he keeps falling down
and it's hard to know he doesn't count for much
He's not a has-been, just a never-was
Oh he hates his wife and he hates them all
He hates his wife and he hates them all
Hates his wife
Hates them all.


1) Little Girl (With Blue Eyes) - ** - live
YouTube - Pulp - Little Girl (With Blue Eyes) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LeaB4rqmTzk)
2) Simultaneous - *
3) Blue Glow - **
4) The Will To Power - *
5) Dogs Are Everywhere - *** - audio
YouTube - Pulp - Dogs Are Everywhere (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLZXSMt0DxM)
6) The Mark Of The Devil - *** - audio
Pulp ? The Mark of the Devil ? Free listening at Last.fm (http://www.last.fm/music/Pulp/_/The+Mark+of+the+Devil)
7) 97 Lovers - **
8) Aborigine - *** - audio
YouTube - Pulp - Aborigine (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6viyjrCGlkk)
9) Goodnight - **
10) They Suffocate At Night - ** - video
YouTube - They Suffocate At Night by Pulp (1986) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TObtIhL0sLc)
11) Tunnel - * - audio
YouTube - Pulp - Tunnel (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vV2EAfQ2RO8)
12) Master Of The Universe - ** - audio
YouTube - Master of the Universe- Pulp (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GvvLbS8PasU)
13) Marion - *

3's - 3
2's - 6
1's - 4

Music Head
13-02-2010, 23:13
listened online

http://www.absolutepunk.net/geek/gars/images/2/1/1/0/1/16446_226826450218_10105435218_4676387_7615219_n.j pg

Aaron Sprinkle, former guitarist for the christian alternative band Poor Old Lu, then on his own, then as vocalist for Rose Blossom Punch, now a group called Fair which includes some touring member of Poor Old Lu. Full circle I guess. This is their second release, but nearly four years since the first one. First single is the title track.

I LIKE THIS ALBUM

Worst Track - Wayside

Best Track - Anymore

1) Disappearing World - 1.5 - audio
YouTube - Fair - Disappearing World (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nuVaBy76GFE)
2) Wayside - 1.5 - audio
YouTube - Fair - Wayside (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=To-Ov5ettEk)
3) Walking In My Sleep - 2.0 - live
YouTube - Fair - "Walking In My Sleep (Live)" (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QmcoV84ymp8)
4) One Last Time - 1.5 - audio
YouTube - Fair - One Last Time (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hyIwEe_Ng_M)
5) Take Some Risks - 2.5 - audio
YouTube - Fair - Take Some Risks (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xKSUklKM7R8)
6) The Escape Artist - 2.0 - audio
YouTube - Fair - The Escape Artist (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qOYAw__xEQQ)
7) It's Doubtful - 1.5 - audio
YouTube - Fair - Its Doubtful (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AMcXhp21PBE)
8) The Worst Of Your Wear - 1.5 - audio
YouTube - Fair - The Worst of Your Wear (feat. guest vocals by Aaron Marsh of Copeland) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wFtEh4GLk50)
9) Great Divide - 2.0 - audio
YouTube - Fair - Great Divide (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=USXc190yTeg)
10) Anymore - 3.0 - audio
YouTube - Fair - Anymore (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GCpPAmJiCdk)

Average Rating - 1.9

JonG
14-02-2010, 18:43
Volcano Choir - Still from Unmap [Jagjaguwar, 2009]

Tiggi
15-02-2010, 18:42
Arctic Monkeys - Humbug

http://thehurstreview.files.wordpress.com/2009/08/arcticmonkeys_humbug1.jpg

Josh Homme has helped the band achieve a more expansive sound, but Alex Turner's lyrics seem as parochial as ever.

As I've said before, the Monkeys can do no wrong in my eyes.

Thumbs up...

Music Head
16-02-2010, 10:33
^^

I have heard plenty by them, and liked everything I've heard, but sad to say I own nothing. No excuses. Well, only two, the dollar only stretches so far, and stupid.

JonG
16-02-2010, 14:57
Hot Chip - One Life Stand from One Life Stand [Astralwerks/Parlophone, 2010]

CMB1888
16-02-2010, 19:41
Neutral Milk Hotel - In The Aeroplane Over The Sea

Music Head
17-02-2010, 11:46
from my library (vinyl)

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/0/06/Feargal_Sharkey_-_Feargal_Sharkey.jpg

Undertones guy with his solo debut. One of those rare occasions where an album turns out to be less than I expected, after having not heard it for a few years. A few outstanding tracks, but the bad ones out weigh the good ones. A Good Heart certainly makes up for it. And I still love that voice. And I finally figured out who Antony reminds me of. His best selling album I think reaching #75 in the US and #12 in the UK with A Good Heart topping the charts over there. And leave the Stones classics alone.

I LIKE THIS ALBUM

Worst Track - It's All Over Now

Best Track - A Good Heart

I hear a lot of stories
I suppose they could be true
All about love and what it can do to you
Highest risk of striking out
The risk of getting hurt
And still, I have so much to learn

I know, 'cause I think about it all the time
I know, that real love has quite a price

And a good heart, these days, is hard to find (a good heart)
True love, the lasting kind
A good heart, these days, is hard to find
So please be gentle with this heart of mine

My expectations may be high
I blamed it on my youth
Soon enough, I'll learned the painful truth
I'll face it like a fighter
Then boast of how I've grown
Anything is better than being alone

I know, 'cause I learn a little every day
I know, 'cause I listen when the experts say

That a good heart, these days, is hard to find (a good heart)
True love, the lasting kind
A good heart, these days, is hard to find
So please be gentle with this heart of mine

As I look back on all my childhood dreams
My ideas of love weren't
As foolish as they seemed
If I don't start looking now
I'll be left behind
And a good heart these days, it's hard to find

I know, it's a dream I'm willing to defend
I know, it will all be worth it in the end

And a good heart, these days, is hard to find (a good heart)
True love, the lasting kind
A good heart, these days, is hard to find
So please be gentle with this heart of mine

And a good heart, these days, is hard to find (a good heart)
True love, the lasting kind
A good heart, these days, is hard to find
So please be gentle with this, with this heart of mine

A good heart
A good heart
A good heart
A good heart
A good heart


1) A Good Heart - *** - live
YouTube - Feargal Sharkey - A Good Heart (Remastered Audio) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oNggHbc3qio)
2) You Little Thief - ** - live
YouTube - Feargal Sharkey - You Little Thief (Full Music Video) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YS4ALgm6Rsc)
3) Ghost Town - *
4) Ashes And Diamonds - **
5) Made To Measure - ***
6) Someone To Somebody - *** - video
YouTube - Feargal Sharkey - Someone To Somebody (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RyrgUHn633U)
7) Don't Leave It To Nature - *
8) Love And Hate - **
9) Bitter Man - *
10) It's All Over Now - *

3's - 3
2's - 3
1's - 4

Rating - 1.9

Music Head
18-02-2010, 00:08
listened online

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/0/04/Yeasayer_-_Odd_Blood.jpg/200px-Yeasayer_-_Odd_Blood.jpg

Saw these guys doing Ambling Alp on one of the late nights and came away thinking, not bad, except for that interlude part. Not great, but not bad. Heard the album and came away thinking, pretty bad. Nothing else near as good. Ok, maybe Madder Red. New York bands second album. Opened for MGMT in 2008. Album inspired by an LSD trip. Try another drug. That didn't work. Ambling Alp was the first single, with a follow up of O.N.E.

I DO NOT LIKE THIS ALBUM

Worst Track - The Children

Best Track - Ambling Alp

Now kid, I know I haven't been a perfect man
And I've avoided doing things I know I can
But if I learned one thing, the tattoo on my arm will burn into my thumb
It would be that

You must stick up for yourself, son
Never mind what anybody else done
Stick up for yourself, son
Never mind what anybody else done
Stick up for yourself, son
Never mind what anybody else done

Oh, Max Schmeling was a formidable foe
The Ambling Alp was too, at least thatís what Iím told
But if you learn one thing, youíve learned it well
Itís true, you must give fascists hell.
They'll run, but they cannot hide

You must stick up for yourself, son
Never mind what anybody else done
Stick up for yourself, son
Never mind what anybody else done
Stick up for yourself, son
Never mind what anybody else done

And when those thunder clouds are crying in the skies, in the skies
And when those fireflies keep shining in your eyes, in your eyes
Keep your mind for the time, with your ass on the line
Keep your fleet feet sliding to the side, to the side

Now, the world can be an unfair place at times
But your lows will have their complement of highs
And if anyone should cheat you, take advantage of, or beat you
Raise your head and wear your wounds with pride

You must stick up for yourself, son
Never mind what anybody else done
Stick up for yourself, son
Never mind what anybody else done
Stick up for yourself, son
Never mind what anybody else done


1) The Children - 1.0 - audio
YouTube - Yeasayer - The Children (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7IzOprKaXQ0)
2) Ambling Alp - 2.0 - video
YouTube - Yeasayer Ambling Alp Music Video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p4msowO5-h8&NR=1)[/URL]
3) Madder Red - 2.0 - audio
[URL]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=swZ_hMhwETg (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZKXujEphWS8)
4) I Remember - 1.5 - audio
YouTube - 04 I Remember - Yeasayer (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NUdy1xVXak0)
5) O.N.E. - 1.0 - audio
YouTube - 05 O.N.E. - Yeasayer (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PmvWQ21thLo)
6) Love Me Girl - 1.0 - audio
YouTube - 06 Love Me Girl - Yeasayer (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KkUHs6fCTg8)
7) Rome - 1.0 - audio
YouTube - 07 Rome - Yeasayer (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qD5hA0xmvu8)
8) Strange Reunions - 1.0 - audio
YouTube - 08 Strange Reunions - Yeasayer (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rAxFLAxkvw0)
9) Mondegreen - 1.0 - audio
YouTube - 09 Mondegreen - Yeasayer (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q5sh1dPa_Zg)
10) Grizelda - 1.5 - audio
YouTube - 10 Grizelda - Yeasayer (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vxuc21u2vgw)

Average Rating - 1.3

Music Head
19-02-2010, 00:12
listened online

http://image.allmusic.com/00/amg/cov200/drn400/n488/n48889od3fc.jpg

Was Animal Liberation Orchestra but I guess they're doing the ELO thing now, and just going by ALO. I assume Jack Johnson is a big fan as they have helped out on his gigs and he has returned the favor and they are now signed to his Brushfire label. Jack appears on this album with co-writing credits and even sings lead on Gardener's Grove. This is their fourth album. About mid-range for me grade wise. Not many clips here so I included an interview done while the album was being recorded, which also includes JJ.

I LIKE THIS ALBUM

Worst Track - Time And Heat

Best Track - I Love Music

1) Suspended - 2.0
2) States Of Frictiion - 2.0
3) Man Of The World - 2.0
4) Put Away The Past - 2.0
5) I Wanna Feel It - 2.0 - live
YouTube - iROCKe - ALO - I Wanna Feel It.m4v (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1_41WQrlHCU)
6) Big Appetite - 2.0
7) Gardener's Grove - 1.5
8) Time And Heat - 1.0 - live
YouTube - ALO - Time and Heat (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5beDaHDycjU)
9) The Country Electro - 1.5
10) The Champ - 1.5
11) I Love Music - 2.5 - audio
YouTube - ? ALO - I Love Music [NEW SINGLE] (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kAqTlfFG5D0)

interview - YouTube - ALO - "Man Of The World" EPK (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1KbISPDM-hg)

Average Rating - 1.8

JonG
19-02-2010, 03:01
Moon Duo - Stumbling 22nd St. from Escape [Woodsist, 2010]

Space Rock, Psychedelic Rock

Music Head
20-02-2010, 22:44
listened online

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/7/7c/Xiu-Xiu-Dear-God-I-Hate-Myself.jpg/200px-Xiu-Xiu-Dear-God-I-Hate-Myself.jpg

I don't know. I occasionaly like weird stuff, but this is too far out there for me. I know it's supposed to be art, for some generation other than mine. Founding member Jamie Stewart is the only remaining member from the original group formed in 2000 in California. This is their seventh album. They must have sold some along the way.

I DO NOT LIKE THIS ALBUM

Worst Track - Impossible Feeling

Best Track - Cumberland Gap

1) Gray Death - 1.5 - audio
YouTube - Xiu Xiu - "Gray Death" (2010) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nNzpDT_qL1Q)
2) Chocolate Makes You Happy - 2.0 - audio
YouTube - Xiu Xiu - Chocolate Makes You Happy (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tx3k1O87DgI)
3) Apple For A Brain - 1.5 - audio
YouTube - Apple For A Brain (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sZ4ajrhg1b8)
4) House Sparrow - 1.0 - audio
YouTube - House Sparrow (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i4xuQiwgbZM)
5) Hyunhye's Theme - 1.5 - audio
YouTube - Hyunhye's Theme (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Afh7-Obu6A)
6) Dear God, I Hate Myself - 1.5 - audio
YouTube - Dear God, I Hate Myself - Xiu Xiu (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wiWnGY-0IFU)
7) Secret Motel - 1.0 - audio
YouTube - Secret Motel (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JujG5lO_up0)
8) Falkland Rd - 1.0 - audio
YouTube - Falkland Rd. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oqe0tuQ5Uqo)
9) The Fabrizio Palumbo Retaliation - 1.0 - audio
YouTube - The Fabrizio Palumbo Retaliation (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=28wWNect6hI)
10) Cumberland Gap - 2.0 - audio'
YouTube - Cumberland Gap (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aRVxwt4VDxE)
11) This Too Shall Pass Away (For Freddy) - 1.5 - audio
YouTube - This Too Shall Pass Away (For Freddy) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bmBH08mVR9U)
12) Impossible Feeling - 1.0 - audio
YouTube - Impossible Feeling (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jIsvQ80uZCc)

Average Rating - 1.3

Murray
22-02-2010, 16:33
Had a listen to the following, last night:

PJ Harvey - White Chalk

Probably the Least listened to the albums of her's that I own probably because I prefer the likes of "To Bring You My Love" and "Stories", but netherless a great album especially at night.

Don't know if theres any other fans of hers here.

Tiggi
22-02-2010, 17:45
Hi Murray.

I like PJ a lot. The White Chalk album took me a couple of listens to adjust my expectations, but I love it now.

Don't think she's made a bad record yet.

Incidentally, saw her live in '93 supporting U2 at Wembley Stadium. She was excellent.

Murray
22-02-2010, 22:45
Incidentally, saw her live in '93 supporting U2 at Wembley Stadium. She was excellent.

Sounds great! hopefully I'll get to see her live the next time she's touring.

Have to agree as well that the albums I've got of hers are great. The only one that I'm not that keen on was the 4-Track Demos, which was just a little bit too raw for me.

Music Head
22-02-2010, 22:46
listened online

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/d/d6/Adamgreenminorlove.jpg/200px-Adamgreenminorlove.jpg

Former Moldy Peaches member with his 6th solo album. Pretty good for me. I'm sure he can't mind the Lou Reed or Jonathan Richman comparisons. Most of the instruments are played by Adam, leading to a larger royalty check. A bunch of short tracks but mostly good stuff with an alt/folkie style.

I LIKE THIS ALBUM

Worst Track - Oh Shucks

Best Track - Castles And Tassles

1) Breaking Locks - 3.0 - audio
YouTube - Adam Green - Breaking Locks HIGH QUALITY (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a7laE9gpy9E)[/URL]
2) Give Them A Token - 2.5 - audio
[URL]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8dvwRE4gok0 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BcpvpKgXKVg)
3) Buddy Bradley - 2.0 - video
YouTube - Adam Green - Buddy Bradley (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EGUcS5Auiac)
4) Goblin - 2.0 - audio
YouTube - Adam Green Goblin (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TSVSYRi-RQY)
5) Bathing Birds - 2.0
6) What Makes Him Act So Bad - 1.0 - audio
YouTube - Adam Green - What Makes Him Act So Bad (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PK1mytMmAt8)
7) Stadium Soul - 2.0 - audio
YouTube - Adam Green- Stadium soul (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W6b86_ZvSDc)
8) Cigarette Burns Forever - 3.0 - video
YouTube - Adam Green - Cigarette Burns Forever (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wI3jES0M5_c)
9) Boss Inside - 2.5 - audio
YouTube - Adam Green - Boss Inside (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qyQ3Sr4vtaw)
10) Castles And Tassles - 3.0 - audio
YouTube - Adam Green - Castles and Tassels (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KuFtiNXuYM8)
11) Oh Shucks - 1.0 - audio
YouTube - Adam Green - Oh Shucks (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cL1L6b_KxRg)
12) Don't Call Me Uncle - 1.5
13) Lockout - 1.0
14) You Blacken My Stay - 2.0

Average Rating - 2.0

dogbreath
23-02-2010, 16:03
listened online

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/d/d6/Adamgreenminorlove.jpg/200px-Adamgreenminorlove.jpg

Former Moldy Peaches member with his 6th solo album. Pretty good for me. I'm sure he can't mind the Lou Reed or Jonathan Richman comparisons. Most of the instruments are played by Adam, leading to a larger royalty check. A bunch of short tracks but mostly good stuff with an alt/folkie style.

I LIKE THIS ALBUM

Worst Track - Oh Shucks

Best Track - Castles And Tassles

1) Breaking Locks - 3.0 - audio
YouTube - Adam Green - Breaking Locks HIGH QUALITY (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a7laE9gpy9E)[/URL]
2) Give Them A Token - 2.5 - audio
[URL]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8dvwRE4gok0 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BcpvpKgXKVg)
3) Buddy Bradley - 2.0 - video
YouTube - Adam Green - Buddy Bradley (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EGUcS5Auiac)
4) Goblin - 2.0 - audio
YouTube - Adam Green Goblin (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TSVSYRi-RQY)
5) Bathing Birds - 2.0
6) What Makes Him Act So Bad - 1.0 - audio
YouTube - Adam Green - What Makes Him Act So Bad (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PK1mytMmAt8)
7) Stadium Soul - 2.0 - audio
YouTube - Adam Green- Stadium soul (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W6b86_ZvSDc)
8) Cigarette Burns Forever - 3.0 - video
YouTube - Adam Green - Cigarette Burns Forever (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wI3jES0M5_c)
9) Boss Inside - 2.5 - audio
YouTube - Adam Green - Boss Inside (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qyQ3Sr4vtaw)
10) Castles And Tassles - 3.0 - audio
YouTube - Adam Green - Castles and Tassels (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KuFtiNXuYM8)
11) Oh Shucks - 1.0 - audio
YouTube - Adam Green - Oh Shucks (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cL1L6b_KxRg)
12) Don't Call Me Uncle - 1.5
13) Lockout - 1.0
14) You Blacken My Stay - 2.0

Average Rating - 2.0


Just listened to this today. I liked it too.

Have also got Sixes & Sevens from 2008, which is also quite good.

dogbreath
23-02-2010, 16:05
Currently listening to:-

Oh No Ono - Eggs (2009)

An easy listen. Quite quirky. One for Tiggi, maybe.

Tiggi
23-02-2010, 17:39
^ Cheers, I'll check it out Steve.

CMB1888
23-02-2010, 20:09
Eels - End Times

back to the recommendations - this one from Music Head.

This feels like a Bruce Springsteen/Johnny Cash mix. I've listened to this a couple of times, so i must like it (the title track is my favourite). But I have a real issue with the bleak tone throughout - it's just too sad! I'm obviously an emotional wimp.

thanks for the rec MH - It's a really good album (even if it did nearly make me cry!)

dogbreath
23-02-2010, 20:30
Eels - End Times

back to the recommendations - this one from Music Head.

This feels like a Bruce Springsteen/Johnny Cash mix. I've listened to this a couple of times, so i must like it (the title track is my favourite). But I have a real issue with the bleak tone throughout - it's just too sad! I'm obviously an emotional wimp.

thanks for the rec MH - It's a really good album (even if it did nearly make me cry!)

Top man, E!! But, a tad miserable!!

If you want an antidote, not so much in mood but just in raw beauty...certainly enough to buoy the soul!

Electric President - Violent Blue (2010)

Music Head
23-02-2010, 20:38
Eels - End Times

back to the recommendations - this one from Music Head.

This feels like a Bruce Springsteen/Johnny Cash mix. I've listened to this a couple of times, so i must like it (the title track is my favourite). But I have a real issue with the bleak tone throughout - it's just too sad! I'm obviously an emotional wimp.

thanks for the rec MH - It's a really good album (even if it did nearly make me cry!)
Thanks for giving it a shot.

My favorite music is always the ones that bring out those emotions you want to conceal. You know it had an impact.:brick:

ssuburbanthrills
23-02-2010, 21:35
I've been listening to We Are the Fallen's song "Bury Me Alive" on repeat lately! They're Ben Moody from Evanescence's new band, fronted by Carly Smithson, who competed on American Idol. Definitely ended up being a great combination.

JonG
25-02-2010, 03:56
Joanna Newsom - No Provenance from Have One On Me [Drag City, 2010]

The new album out this month. It's a triple. Her first since Ys came out in 2006.

Music Head
25-02-2010, 11:02
from my library (vinyl)

http://image.allmusic.com/00/amg/cov200/drh100/h159/h15940xcch3.jpg

Debut album and the brothers are still at it. Ron and Russell Mael are Sparks. No doubt about it. With Russells falsetto vocals and Rons statuesque playing and that downright scary stare they have always fascianted me. Though a group is on the cover here, it was still all about them. Their style has been all over the map through their career and it's hard to peg them. This album and the group were originally known as Halfnelson. Not sure why the name change. Discovered by Todd Rundgren who signed them to his Bearsville label and produced this album. It failed to hit the charts in the states, but the single of Wonder Girl was a minor hit. Overall the brothers have experienced more success in the U.K. than here, and they have recognized that by spending a lot of time there, even though L.A. is home. This is not one of their greatest albums, but it still holds up. Not much available for clips, with only a sample on my fav and a bad live clip for Slowboat.

I LIKE THIS ALBUM

Worst Track - Fa La Fa Lee

Best Track - Simple Ballet

In the city, in the country, in the towns throughout the world
All will join in, in the big scene,
So won't you please take off your shoes?

It's a ballet, simple ballet, so let's dance on
Pick a partner, take a tall one, take a small
one, take a fat one and let's dance on

Crews will film it, add the music
while the world has its feet engaged
Some critics love it, yet some pan it,
some say "it's likely to cause a rage"

There'll be long shots, there'll be close shots, there'll be mid-shots
Simple ballet was an idea, then a novel,
next a movie, soon on T.V.

It's promotion of a new way of thinking
Instead of "Hey, orange drink," vendors
will say, "get your souvenir posters of the ballet."

Do a plie' for the D.A. when he comes round
Your alleged conduct with the director has
raised some questions that he wants
answered (Good for the ratings)

It's a ballet, we thought a ballet and we danced on
We had no idea you'd hang out your coat on an
issue thin as tissue so we danced our ballet

And we danced our ballet
And we danced our ballet

1) Wonder Girl - ** - live
YouTube - Sparks - Wonder Girl and Do Re Mi (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hj50USbHyS8)
2) Fa La Fa Lee - *
3) Roger - *
4) High C - **
5) Fletcher Honorama - **
6) Simple Ballet - *** - audio
Sparks ? Simple Ballet ? Video & free listening at Last.fm (http://www.last.fm/music/Sparks/_/Simple+Ballet?autostart)
7) Slowboat - ** - live
YouTube - SPARKS Halfnelson / Sparks Slowboat (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NsxOYCs0rgU)
8) Biology 2 - *
9) Saccharine And The War - **
10) Big Bands - **
11) (No More) Mr. Nice Guys - **

3's - 1
2's - 7
1's - 3

Rating - 1.8

Tiggi
25-02-2010, 18:05
^ I like Sparks a lot.

I noticed you bought their Hello Young Lovers album the other day. That one blew my socks off when I first heard it.

Music Head
25-02-2010, 20:13
^ I like Sparks a lot.

I noticed you bought their Hello Young Lovers album the other day. That one blew my socks off when I first heard it.
Yea it's on my heavy rotation this week. Going to sleep to it after I stop laughing. Will be posting it in the next few days.

I've been a big fan since Kimono My House. Loved This Town Ain't Big Enough For The Both of Us and Amateur Hour.

abrocks22
25-02-2010, 22:48
The Rocket Summer! The new CD is great! I just got it off of iTunes and I've been listening to it non-stop!
Of Men and Angels by The Rocket Summer - Download Of Men and Angels on iTunes (http://bit.ly/RSiTunes)

Murray
26-02-2010, 15:25
Screaming Trees - Ocean Of Confusion

Basically, the greatest hits of the Screaming Trees, who are described as a grunge rock band, even though I'd say theres a few other genres thrown in there for good measure. Nice album though.

Favourite Tracks; "Alice Said", "Ocean of Confusion", "Nearly Lost You", "Paperback Bible", "Witness"

Music Head
26-02-2010, 19:20
listened online

http://image.allmusic.com/00/amg/cov200/drn300/n343/n34382f2d44.jpg

British band formed in 2004 with their second album. Not much to say about them at this early stage. Some of their music has been used in U.S. tv shows Life and One Tree Hill, and they have appeared on Carson Daly's late night show. Started by Sarah Daly (vocals) and Matthew Mole and joined later by Amina Bates and Tom Hutt to complete the lineup for the first album in 2006. Amazing how these new bands can go so long between albums and expect to develop a following. The Yeah Yeah yeah's come to mind. A dark somber feel here on the first sinlge of Salvation which pretty much describes the music overall.

I LIKE THIS ALBUM

Worst Track - Sick Love

Best Track - Strangelovehate

1) Jesus Saves - 1.5
2) We Never Close Our Eyes - 1.5
3) Salvation - 2.0 - video
YouTube - Scanners - Salvation (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AzrLCSoIhfc)
4) Baby Blue - 1.5 - audio
YouTube - Scanners - Baby blue (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-xE-gJnhcWk)
5) Sick Love - 1.0 - audio
YouTube - Scanners - Sick Love (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MoXUtDsjllM)
6) A Girl Like You - 1.5 - audio
YouTube - Scanners - A Girl Like You (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xO2H-XCVEEE)
7) Strangelovehate - 2.5 - audio
YouTube - Scanners-Strangelovehate (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ig2jGHdzsdw)
8) Goodbye - 2.0
9) Half A Mind (Dreamer Forever) - 2.0
10) Sleepwalking Life - 2.0
11) Halfway Home - 2.5

Average Rating - 1.8

Murray
28-02-2010, 10:14
Currently having a listen to....

The Kills - Midnight Boom

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2028/2321300859_24593a41ba_m.jpg

Not the usual type of music that I listen to, but I decided to check out The Kills after getting into The Dead Weather a bit more which the singer Alison Mosshart is involved in with Jack White. I really enjoyed this album, with all the tracks being pretty solid and it will probably lead me to check out some more "Indie" at some point.

Favourite Tracks....

Cheap and Cheerful
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G6wUPCqwWI8

Tape Song
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qdeWQIM1FgY

Hook and Line
YouTube - The Kills - Hook and Line (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qI0KS_ZUbYU)

Black Balloon
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ruc1jTK2H_s

What New York Used To Be
YouTube - The Kills-What New York Used To Be (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M-D4fGnqsgU)

Music Head
28-02-2010, 10:23
^^

thanks for the links and the album cover pic Murray.

Giving them a listen right now.

^
^
^
^
^
.....and I liked them all except #3

Tiggi
28-02-2010, 13:20
Black Flag - Damaged

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41E8KQSZ63L._SL500_AA240_.jpg

First album with Henry Rollins on vocal duties, from '81.

Amongst the cream of US Punk releases IMO.

Don't listen to a lot of this sort of stuff, but this is a preparatory listen for comparison with Dirty Projectors' "reimagining" of this classic album.

I find Rollins a fascinating character...

Music Head
01-03-2010, 12:05
from my library (digital)

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/f/f3/Hello_Young_Lovers_-_Sparks.jpg/200px-Hello_Young_Lovers_-_Sparks.jpg

Whoulda thunk it? Album #20 and these guys are still hangin' tough. Having never achieved any major success, most would have hung it up long ago. Not the Mael brothers. Still as witty as ever. For a newcomer to put this album on, the first reaction would be, wtf? But hang on for a trip. The song titles alone are enough to make you want to hear what that could possibly sound like. Even the ones I don't like are so damn catchy. I don't mean catchy is the hook sense, but in the lyrics. Been walking around singing Baby, Baby, Can I Invade Your Country, for days now. And it's so friggin stupid. Such simple songs and yet such complex arrangements. Check out the live performance of Dick Around to see what I mean. Worth the price of admission. All these live clips are just fantastic. The album reached #66 in the U.K. and failed to chart in the states. A single of Perfume did not do too well, and the follow up of Dick Around was banned by the BBC on release. The ban was later lifted, but the momentum had by then subsided.

I LIKE THIS ALBUM

Worst Track - Here Kitty

Best Track - Metaphor

A metaphor is a glorious thing,
A diamond ring,
The first day of summer
A metaphor is a breath of fresh air,
A turn-on,
An aphrodisiac

Chicks dig, dig, d-i-g, dig, dig metaphors,
Chicks dig, dig, d-i-g, dig, dig metaphors,
Chicks dig, dig, d-i-g, dig, dig metaphors

Use them wisely,
Use them well,
And you'll never know the hell of loneliness

A metaphor is a popular place,
A pocket space,
A multiplex showing,
A remake whose action is louder than words,
She whispers "can we be going, going?"

Chicks dig, dig, d-i-g, dig, dig metaphors,
Chicks dig, dig, d-i-g, dig, dig metaphors,
Chicks dig, dig, d-i-g, dig, dig metaphors

Use them wisely,
Use them well,
And you'll never know the hell of loneliness

Whose up for a metaphor?
(We're up for a metaphor)
Are you chicks up for a metaphor?
(Yes, we're up for a metaphor)

Don't, don't, don't, don't, don't mix them
(We, we, we won't mix them)
Don't, don't, don't, don't, don't mix them
(We wouldn't dream of mixing them)

Use them wisely,
Use them well,
And you'll never know the hell of loneliness

A metaphor is a glorious thing,
A diamond ring,
The first day of summer
A metaphor is a fresh air,
A turn-on,
An aphrodisiac

Chicks dig, dig, d-i-g, dig, dig metaphors,
Chicks dig, dig, d-i-g, dig, dig metaphors,
Chicks dig, dig, d-i-g, dig, dig metaphors

A metaphor is a glorious thing,
A diamond ring,
The first day of summer
A metaphor is a breath fresh air,
A turn-on,
An aphrodisiac

Chicks dig, dig, d-i-g, dig, dig metaphors,
Chicks dig, dig, d-i-g, dig, dig metaphors,
Chicks dig, dig, d-i-g, dig, dig metaphors

Use them wisely,
Use them well,
And you'll never know the hell of loneliness

A metaphor is a glorious thing,
(Chicks dig, dig, d-i-g, dig, dig)
A metaphor is a breath of fresh air,
(Chicks dig, dig, d-i-g, dig, dig)
A metaphor is a glorious thing,
(Chicks dig, dig, d-i-g, dig, dig)
A metaphor is a breath of fresh air,
(Chicks dig, dig, d-i-g, dig, dig)

Chicks dig, dig, d-i-g, dig, dig metaphors,
Chicks dig, dig, d-i-g, dig, dig metaphors,
Chicks dig, dig, d-i-g, dig, dig metaphors

Use them wisely,
Use them well,
And you'll never know the hell of loneliness


1) Dick Around - ** - live
YouTube - RELAX Live! presents: SPARKS Dick around (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8hGa8NuGYlY)
2) Perfume - ** - live
YouTube - RELAX Live! presents: SPARKS Perfume (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eazFCEsZA1w)
3) The Very Next Fight - *** - live
YouTube - RELAX Live! presents: SPARKS Very next fight (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cbk1ymMmybI)
4) (Baby, Baby) Can I Invade Your Country - *
5) Rock, Rock, Rock - ** - live
YouTube - RELAX Live! presents: SPARKS Rock Rock Rock (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UkjAGexG0jg)
6) Metaphor - *** - live
YouTube - Sparks - Metaphor (live) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_8T6w3DtB1A)
7) Waterproof - *** - audio
YouTube - Waterproof (SPARKS) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ovgiMXJrhMg)
8) Here Kitty - * - audio
YouTube - Here Kitty Sparks with Bloebloe and Gligli (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UjaLHvH9AV4)
9) There's No Such Thing As Aliens - * - audio
YouTube - There's no such thing as aliens (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-X-_dLLhIBM)
10) As I Sit To Play The Organ At The Notre Dame Cathedral - * - audio
YouTube - Sparks - As i sit down to play the organ at the Notre Dame cathedral (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X2J0pQBbmTk)

3's - 3
2's - 3
1's - 4

Rating - 1.9

Murray
01-03-2010, 16:21
Black Flag - Damaged

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41E8KQSZ63L._SL500_AA240_.jpg

First album with Henry Rollins on vocal duties, from '81.

Amongst the cream of US Punk releases IMO.

Don't listen to a lot of this sort of stuff, but this is a preparatory listen for comparison with Dirty Projectors' "reimagining" of this classic album.

I find Rollins a fascinating character...

Was thinking of checking out some stuff from Black Flag. Would you recommend any of their albums?

dgas1992
02-03-2010, 01:42
Patrick wolf's Lycanthropy album

Tiggi
02-03-2010, 18:07
Was thinking of checking out some stuff from Black Flag. Would you recommend any of their albums?

Damaged is very good...

Music Head
02-03-2010, 21:58
listened online

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/d/d2/Magic_Chairs.jpg/200px-Magic_Chairs.jpg

Denmark group formed in 2000 with their 3rd album. A four piece with some occasional sit ins for live performances. The name is a Danish word for remembrance. Their last album received rave reviews, but this one doesn't, from me anyway. Couldn't find much I liked. First single is the lead off, Modern Drift, which is a very pretty mello cut, but not much after that. Actually, after putting this post together and viewing these live clips, this is probably one of those bands that for me would be a much better live act than sitting under the headphones. Sort of an Arcade Fire feel, which is a good thing. But then my ratings are about the music and not the performance.

I DO NOT LIKE THIS ALBUM

Worst Track - Harmonics

Best Track - Modern Drift

1) Modern Drift - 2.0 - audio
YouTube - efterklang modern drift (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qDKTU7oVdqU)
2) Alike - 1.0 - live
YouTube - Efterklang Alike new song 2010 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FmWB1v2XBpw)
3) I Was Playing Drums - 1.5 - live
YouTube - Efterklang "I Was Playing Drums" new song (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s3VWLDWXCrM)
4) Raincoats - 1.0 - audio
YouTube - efterklang - raincoats (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FFOPOzI67ns)
5) Harmonics - 1.0 - audio
YouTube - efterklang - harmonics (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VrNLqJWgqRg)
6) Full Moon - 1.5
7) The Soft Beating - 1.0
8) Scandinavian Love - 1.0 - audio
YouTube - efterklang - scandinavian love (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CGSnzqmv_Dc)
9) Mirror Mirror - 1.5 - live
YouTube - Mirror Mirror - Efterklang (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=akKrEIIQT3k)
10) Natural Tune - 1.5 - video
YouTube - Efterklang - Natural Tune (Lydverket spanderer ) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lefz_QkmOJc)

Average Rating - 1.3

Music Head
03-03-2010, 10:58
from my library (vinyl)

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/6/6a/LouderThanBombs.jpg/200px-LouderThanBombs.jpg

Compilation album much sought by U.S. Smiths fans (me), including all singles and b-sides that had yet to be released here. Packed with 24 tracks at a greatly reduced price for a double album if I recall. A few throw aways with that much on it, but still a good overall view of their work. Worth it just for the b-sides for me.

I LIKE THIS ALBUM

Worst Track - Oscillate Wildly

Best Track - Half A Person

Call me morbid, call me pale
I've spent six years on your trail
Six long years
On your trail

Call me morbid, call me pale
I've spent six years on your trail
Six full years of my life on your trail

And if you have five seconds to spare
Then I'll tell you the story of my life :
Sixteen, clumsy and shy
I went to London and I
I booked myself in at the Y ... W.C.A.
I said : "I like it here - can I stay ?
I like it here - can I stay ?
Do you have a vacancy
For a Back-scrubber?"

She was left behind, and sour
And she wrote to me, equally dour
She said : "In the days when you were
Hopelessly poor
I just liked you more..."

And if you have five seconds to spare
Then I'll tell you the story of my life :
Sixteen, clumsy and shy
I went to London and I
I booked myself in at the Y ... W.C.A.
I said : "I like it here - can I stay ?
I like it here - can I stay ?
And do you have a vacancy
For a Back-scrubber ?"

Call me morbid, call me pale
I've spent too long on your trail
Far too long
Chasing your tail
Oh ...

And if you have five seconds to spare
Then I'll tell you the story of my life :
Sixteen, clumsy and shy
That's the story of my life
Sixteen, clumsy and shy
The story of my life
That's the story of my life
That's the story of my life
That's the story of my life
The story of my life


1) Is It Really So Strange - ** - live
YouTube - The Smiths - Is It Really So Strange (Rank Album Live Footage) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CYp8NRVyX8Q)
2) Sheila Take A Bow - ** - live
YouTube - The Smiths - Sheila Take A Bow (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dH6F7v5hCnc)
3) Shoplifters Of The World Unite - ** - live
YouTube - The Smiths - Shoplifters Of The World Unite (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TRbp0ZIehk0)
4) Sweet And Tender Hooligan - * - video
YouTube - Sweet and Tender Hooligan - Morrissey The Smiths (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ECSjeTAA2Uw)
5) Half A Person - *** - audio
YouTube - The Smiths-Half a person (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-KH0NpeYZsk)
6) London - ** - live
YouTube - The Smiths - London (Rank album live footage) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gy8d1bQYvmM)
7) Panic - *** - video
YouTube - The Smiths - Panic (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9AlH2oYedfk)
8) Girl Afraid - ** - live
YouTube - The Smiths - Girl Afraid - Rockpalast 1984 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WtSQlHItLnA)
9) Shakespeares Sister - * - live
YouTube - The Smiths - Shakespeare's Sister (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CPqe4picy7A)
10) William, It Was Really Nothing - * - live
YouTube - The Smiths-William It Was Really Nothing TOTP (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bJso1Df5BQQ)
11) You Just Haven't Earned It Yet Baby - * - audio
YouTube - the smiths....you just haven't earned it yet baby... (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PVmlpuaXLMc)
12) Heaven Knows I'm Miserable Now - *** - audio
YouTube - Heaven Knows I'm Miserable Now (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SfkvPnjb9hs)
13) Ask - *** - video
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gMY4W0l4peY
14) Golden Lights - *** - audio
YouTube - The Smiths - Golden Lights (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xXrXNzPWJFQ)
15) Oscillate Wildly - * - video
YouTube - The Smiths - Oscillate Wildly ? (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gXLJElH_OR4)
16) These Things Take Time - ** - live
YouTube - The Smiths - These Things Take Time - Live (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6yiV2lcC54A)
17) Rubber Ring - *** - audio
YouTube - The Smiths - Rubber Ring (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p1gu5-qTo7U)
18) Back To The Old House - ** - audio
YouTube - The Smiths - "Back To The Old House" (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NiFzKNmeeSw)
19) Hand In Glove - ** - live
YouTube - The Smiths - Hand In Glove (Live) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xik6LrUvygs)
20) Stretch Out And Wait - *** - audio
YouTube - The Smiths -`Stretch Out And Wait` (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TbkWZI27G8Q)
21) Please Please Please Let Me Get What I Want - ** - audio
YouTube - The Smiths please please please let me get what i want (LIVE) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PFZ7326-9k0)
22) This Night Has Opened My Eyes - *** - live
YouTube - The Smiths - This Night Has Opened My Eyes (12.07.83) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PEfd2da-Lgc)
23) Unloveable - ** - audio
YouTube - The Smiths- Unloveable (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xldmXca0kvg)
24) Asleep - *** - video
YouTube - The Smiths - Asleep (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-CGIii_eTOk)

Rating - 2.2

Tiggi
04-03-2010, 18:19
Dirty Projectors - Rise Above

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/4140CxF-M8L._SL500_AA240_.jpg

I bought this because I liked the idea of it...

The band went into the studio with the intention of recording a re-interpretation on Black Flag's Damaged album (see above), using only their collective memory of the songs. This appeals to me.

However, anyone expecting a Punk album would be surprised at this, to say the least. Not every song is covered, and they've messed with the running order.

It's a Folk-Dream-Pop-Rock confection that isn't an easy listen, but I love what they've done with the source material.

Music Head
05-03-2010, 17:22
listened online

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/2/29/Alkaline_Trio_-_This_Addiction_cover.jpg/200px-Alkaline_Trio_-_This_Addiction_cover.jpg

Illinois band formed in 1996 with their 7th album, the first on their own label. Group debut for me. Described as a return to their root, I wouldn't know. Same producer as their early work. Not too bad with some punkier elements blended in with the power pop radio friendly tunes. I can see this getting some momentum. Reminds me of Motion City Soundtrack.

I LIKE THIS ALBUM

Worst Track - Piss And Vinegar

Best Track - Off The Map

I needed more wine, you needed more sleep.We just fought two hours and 7 minutes,Honestly I'm surprised we made it.I retired to my chair, I grabbed my new guitar.But i cant make a sound,You could hear poisonous pins dropping all around like rain.But I can ride this storm out,Because I'm like a junkie for your smart mouth.See im so far off the map the sun is shinning.While its raining and im drapped in silver lining.And I can row row row my boat back to shore someday.So are you coming with me?Anchors away!I loosen my lips and the truth slips out.A free ride on a forked tongue,This twine of trust is unspun.I can start to believe thats what you need from me.So far from what i want for you but I lock it down and we'll make due.You're right, there's only one real option.And I'm here now so help me keep my voice down.See I'm so far off the map the sun is shinning.While its raining and im drapped in silver lining.And I can row row row my boat back to shore someday.So are you coming with me?Anchors away!Yeah I'm so far off the map the sun is shinning.While its raining and im drapped in silver lining.And I can row row row my boat back to shore someday.So are you coming with me?Anchors away!1) This Addiction - 2.0 - video
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GNS4CR7vP4c
2) Dine, Dine My Darling - 2.5 - audio
YouTube - Dine, Dine My Darling (Alkaline trio) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JXSM5I8HbQ8)
3) Lead Poisoning - 2.0 - audio
YouTube - Alkaline Trio - Lead Poisoning (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4kAhP1GUWIc)
4) Dead On The Floor - 2.0 - audio
YouTube - Alkaline Trio - Dead On The Floor (High Quality) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=umMp886IPjQ)
5) The American Scream - 1.5 - audio
YouTube - 5.Alkaline Trio - The American Scream (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eLH4PHos15w)
6) Off The Map - 2.5 - audio
YouTube - 6.Alkaline Trio - Off the Map (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IorLF0fZi5M)
7) Draculina - 2.0 - audio
YouTube - Alkaline Trio - Draculina (With Lyrics) [New Song 2010] (Album : This Addiction) [HD] (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zejQTwO5zos)
8) Eating Me Alive - 2.0 - audio
YouTube - Alkaline Trio - Eating Me Alive [With Lyrics] (Album : This Addiction) [New Songs 2010] [HD] (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CNm6jjxpUa0)
9) Piss And Vinegar - 1.0 - audio
YouTube - Alkaline Trio - Piss And Vinegar (With Lyrics) [New Songs 2010] (Album : This Addiction) [HD] (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lWNkyGdeZGc)
10) Dorothy - 1.0 - audio
YouTube - Dorothy-Alkaline trio (lyrics) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4VkjR9iuv4o)
11) Fine - 2.0 - audio
YouTube - Fine-Alkaline trio (lyrics) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0fmGXJGnKlk)

Average Rating - 1.9

Music Head
05-03-2010, 23:11
listened online

http://image.allmusic.com/00/amg/cov200/drn400/n450/n45022jotc6.jpg

Ben Cooper and Alex Kane started making their own music in 2000, in their bedrooms and garage. Assuming this one is out of that environment. If not, I love that garage. It does sound awful lo-fi at times, but very good. No clunkers and that lead off track is just hypnotic for me, both music and vocals.

I LIKE THIS ALBUM

Worst Track - Nightmare No. 5 or 6

Best Track - The Violent Blue

It's hard to get a solid breath down here
My lungs are burning
The pressure is as thick as my fear
But it's worth what I'm learning
Cause down in these depths I can see
Our history unfurling
Come I'll show you what we've lost

Light's just a memory down here
Like lost change in couches
There's nothing for as far as I can see
But remnants of houses
Up and down up
Up empty streets
I count the empty cars
And the sky scrapers don't scrape the fan anymore

The earth reclaims these holes
Dug this world in as its own
Now it grows along the bones
There's light from what we'd saw

There are worlds beneath our world
And deep Beneath the skin
We always peel the layers back again
We peel the layers back again

We peel the layers back again (repeat)


1) The Ocean Floor - 3.0 - audio
Electric President ? the ocean floor ? Free listening at Last.fm (http://www.last.fm/music/Electric+President/the+violent+blue/the+ocean+floor)[/URL]
2) Mr. Gone - 1.5
3) Safe And Sound - 2.0 - audio
[URL]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=27bESHiJ9cU (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1tk7b27jVsE)
4) Feathers - 1.5 - audio
YouTube - Feathers-Electric President (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FIC5nmCV-2I)
5) Nightmare No. 5 or 6 - 1.5
6) The Violent Blue - 2.5 - video
YouTube - Electric President - The Violent Blue (Official Music Video) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=td8xVMl6-f4)
7) Circles - 2.0
8) Elegant Disasters - 1.5
9) Eat Shit And Die - 2.0 - audio
YouTube - Eat Shit and Die - Electric President (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1tk7b27jVsE)
10) All The Distant Ships - 2.5 - audio
Electric President ? all the distant ships ? Free listening at Last.fm (http://www.last.fm/music/Electric+President/the+violent+blue/all+the+distant+ships)

Average Rating - 2.0

Tiggi
08-03-2010, 17:45
Midlake - The Courage of Others

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51rEMOp4%2BgL._SL500_AA240_.jpg

Second listen.

I really like this album. It has a very pastoral, early '70s feel, yet still manages to sound fresh & interesting.

I think Griff would like this...

Music Head
09-03-2010, 00:04
listened online

http://image.allmusic.com/00/amg/cov200/drn500/n525/n52560eume0.jpg

Detroit 16 year old drops out of high scholl, moves to the big apple and gets a recording contract. Sounds like a good story. Goes on to cut an album which never gets released. Goes on to form Jealous Girlfriends who I never heard of. They released two albums, then decided to pursue solo projects. This is Hollys second of those and nabbing Yeah Yeah Yeahs producer Dave Sitek is giving her some street cred. Not with me though. A very nice voice but the ambience over powers it leading to some nodding off. I held up with the slow tempo for awhile but burnt out.

I DO NOT LIKE THIS ALBUM

Worst Track - Slow Burn Treason

Best Track - Everytime I Go To Sleep

Every time I go to sleep I kick and scream and dream a little bit
Violently awakening to what's real is really bullshit
And there's no light for me

Every time I go to sleep I kick and scream and dream a little bit
Violently awakening to what's real is really bullshit
And there's no time waiting

All this space, we stretch to bend to pull
To keep our face on the other side of the world
And there's no going back
And there's only change
Uh huh

All my life has been on the edge of falling down
One cool night, they're gonna put my heart in the ground
And there's no going back
And there's only change
Uh huh


1) Forest Green, Oh Forest Green - 1.0 - audio
YouTube - Holly Miranda - Forest Green Oh Forest Green (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NawRtMAG5gw)
2) Joints - 1.5 - live
YouTube - Holly Miranda - Joints (Live) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-2y657UY1GY)
3) Waves - 1.5 - live
YouTube - Holly Miranda makes "Waves" (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ugaWI1gyhwo)
4) No One Just Is - 1.0
5) Slow Burn Treason - 1.0 - audio
YouTube - Holly Miranda- Slow Burn Treason (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DJ8PdSnigtE)
6) Sweet Dreams - 1.5 - live
YouTube - FADER TV: Open Bar With Holly Miranda, "Sweet Dreams" (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sfVlntONlJI)
7) Everytime I Go To Sleep - 2.0 - live
YouTube - Holly Miranda - Everytime I Go To Sleep + Hymnal (Live) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ELqfKqbxmh8)
8) High Tide - 1.0
9) Canvas - 1.0
10) Sleep On Fire - 1.0

Average Rating - 1.3

JonG
09-03-2010, 01:45
Sun Araw - Barstool Blues from Geneva Hits [Mental Groove, 2009]

A live cover of the Neil Young song. The music is more psych and dub than Young's. Sun Araw's work has been described like this:

"...the ultimate kaleidoscopic island-psych cocktail ... Dubby basslines and reverbed drum pad action still reign hard but the song construction is less western and more liberated than ever before... micro-cycles of flute, voice and organ cascading down like fuchsia sunset light across the plastic rhythm section. "

Tiggi
09-03-2010, 17:47
Deer Tick - War Elephant

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51o8htpyI1L._SL500_AA240_.jpg

Another illicit download, burnt to CD & lent to me by Robbie.

Alt-Americana with considerable style. This is the second of theirs' he's lent me, and I like the band a lot. Sound very like Green on Red, which is a good thing.

Onto the Buy List they go...

Music Head
09-03-2010, 19:46
listened online

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/2/28/Thebesnardlakesaretheroaringnight.jpg/200px-Thebesnardlakesaretheroaringnight.jpg

Canadian husband and wife team formed this band in 2001. The band name is a lake in Saskatchewan. This is their third album. They pretty much did it all on their debut, but success has led to touring and thus a band expansion to now be a 5 piece. Music is similar to Yo La Tango or Soft Pack maybe. Vocals have some Pet Sounds era Beach Boys harmonies in there. Didn't do much for me. Why do they have these songs that run together and they have to call them Pt. 1 and Pt. 2. What's up with that? It's the same damn music. First single is Albatross. All that was available for most of these are those 30 second samples.

I DO NOT LIKE THIS ALBUM

Worst Track - Glass Printer

Best Track - Like The Ocean, Like The Innocent Pt. 2

1) Like The Ocean, Like The Innocent Pt. 1 - 1.0
2) Like The Ocean, Like The Innocent Pt. 2 - 2.0 - audio
YouTube - The Besnard Lakes- like the ocean,like the innocent pt1&2 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ify-buS9JUU)
3) Chicago Train - 1.5 - audio
The Besnard Lakes ? Chicago Train ? Free listening at Last.fm (http://www.last.fm/music/The+Besnard+Lakes/_/Chicago+Train)
4) Albatross - 1.5 - audio
YouTube - Besnard Lakes 2010 - Albatross (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vWAGQGFxQrQ)
5) Glass Printer - 1.0 - audio
The Besnard Lakes ? Glass Printer ? Free listening at Last.fm (http://www.last.fm/music/The+Besnard+Lakes/_/Glass+Printer)
6) Land Of Living Skies Pt. 1 - 1.0 - audio
The Besnard Lakes ? Land Of Living Skies Pt. 1: The Land ? Free listening at Last.fm (http://www.last.fm/music/The+Besnard+Lakes/_/Land+Of+Living+Skies+Pt.+1%3A+The+Land)
7) Land Of Living Skies Pt. 2 - 2.0
8) And This Is What We Call Progress - 1.5 - audio
The Besnard Lakes ? And This Is What We Call Progress ? Free listening at Last.fm (http://www.last.fm/music/The+Besnard+Lakes/_/And+This+Is+What+We+Call+Progress)
9) Light Up The Night - 1.5 - audio
The Besnard Lakes ? Light Up The Night ? Free listening at Last.fm (http://www.last.fm/music/The+Besnard+Lakes/_/Light+Up+The+Night)
10) The Lonely Moon - 1.0

Average Rating - 1.4

CMB1888
09-03-2010, 20:10
Enter Shikari - Tribalism

http://i44.tinypic.com/15owakx.jpg

three (!) new songs and loads of remixes / live tracks - not their finest hour but I still love this band

Leftfield Shoegazer
09-03-2010, 20:32
Really getting into Richard Hawley at the moment and especially the new album Truelove's Gutter !!

Music Head
09-03-2010, 23:36
listened online

http://image.allmusic.com/00/amg/cov200/drn500/n554/n55479e7fnc.jpg

Frontman for Marvelous 3 in the late 90's, Georgia born Bradley (Butch) Walker has since developed a solo career over 5 albums. Each one getting good reviews but not much in the sales department. I haven't heard any previous efforts, but I'm liking most of what I hear, with only 1 dud track for me. Here's hoping this gets some airplay somewhere. Or is that a bad thing? Some of these live clips are pretty rough, so obviously the studio versions are much better.

I LIKE THIS ALBUM

Worst Track - Temporary Title

Best Track - Don't You Think Someone Should Take You Home

Her hair is like a crow's nest
She's got glitter in her eye
Her smile is like a jack-o-lantern
Trying not to cry
She's been living been living pretty hard
Since her old man up and died a year ago

And I see her every morning
While she's walking to the check
She holds her head like she's got something heavy
Hanging 'round her neck

Puts some money in her purse
And hides some where he won't expect before she goes

Don't You Think Someone Should Take You Home
Don't You Think Someone Should Take You Home

Well she stole more than a little
From her folks in Cartersville
With that wrong foot in that right boot
Left a lot of room to fill

With one foot on the platform
And a lot of time to kill
They shoulda' known

Don't You Think Someone Should Take You Home
Don't You Think Someone Should Take You Home

Well I haven't seen her lately
Guess I just assumed the worst
But I think I kinda miss her
Standing there with her lips pursed.

First thing in the morning
Leaning up against the church
Like it's your own

Don't You Think Someone Should Take You Home
Don't You Think Someone Should Take You Home
Don't You Think Someone Should Take You Home


1) Trash Day - 2.0 - audio
YouTube - Butch Walker - Trash Day (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cAQL6VohCfo)
2) Pretty Melody - 2.0 - audio
YouTube - Butch Walker - Pretty Melody (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yw4xToDj8BQ)
3) Don't You Think Someone Should Take You Home - 3.0 - live
YouTube - Butch Walker "Don't You Think Someone Should Take You Home" Live @ Criminal Records (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JNQqpj3mqvI)
4) Stripped Down Version - 2.0
5) Canadian Ten - 2.5 - live
YouTube - Butch Walker-Canadian Ten (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=If2rPG09zho)
6) Temporary Title - 1.0 - live
YouTube - butch walker - temporary title - 2010-02-23 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FLWvFxmVixU)
7) She Likes Hair Bands - 2.0 - live
YouTube - Butch Walker-She Likes Hair Bands (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u5B9133jSKo)
8) House Of Cards - 1.5
9) They Don't Know What We Know - 2.0 - live
YouTube - "They Don't Know What We Know" Butch Walker Criminal Records 3-5-10 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yx--A7kj1NY)
10) Days/Months/Years - 2.0
11) Be Good Until Then - 2.5 - audio
YouTube - Butch Walker - Be Good Until Then (subtitulado).wmv (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=22GdsSA4srA)

Average Rating - 2.0

Music Head
11-03-2010, 00:22
listened online

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/4/4c/Rubysuns-fightsoftly-cover.jpg/200px-Rubysuns-fightsoftly-cover.jpg

New Zealand band formed in 2004 with their 3rd album. Founder Ryan McPhun is from California but after touring the world decided to settle in NZ. Them world tours do tend to wear a fella out. Claims to have picked up a lot of inspiration while in Africa for their sophomore effort. I can see where some of those African rhythms have carried over to this album and that's the only good thing I could find . Ryan should have had his way since this pretty much turns out to be a solo effort. Those African rhythms are greatly over shadowed by synthesizers and computer generated sounds which is probably why I could find nothing on here I liked. Hope someone can.

I DO NOT LIKE THIS ALBUM

Worst Track - Olympics On Pot

Best Track - Dusty Fruit

1) Sun Lake Rinsed - 1.0 - audio
YouTube - Sun Lake Rinsed - The Ruby Suns (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pkLr6WuLAqU)
2) Mingus And Pike - 1.0 - audio
YouTube - Mingus And Pike - The Ruby Suns (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NhWTmfMkVng)
3) Cinco - 1.0 - audio
YouTube - Cinco - The Ruby Suns (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5vV6thc6zFc)
4) Cranberry - 1.0 - audio
YouTube - The Ruby Suns - "Cranberry" (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G_4EWQlbz-g)
5) Closet Astrologer - 1.0 - audio
YouTube - Closet Astrologer - The Ruby Suns (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r1zzaL1K9lo)
6) Haunted House - 1.0 - audio
YouTube - Haunted House - The Ruby Suns (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sRFUy2Iq95c)
7) How Kids Fail - 1.0 - audio
YouTube - How Kids Fail - The Ruby Suns (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q7uwZGMz6Ag)
8) Dusty Fruit - 1.5 - audio
YouTube - Dusty Fruit - The Ruby Suns (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mbtF5ekt--w)
9) Two Humans - 1.0 - audio
YouTube - Two Humans - The Ruby Suns (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jN7y9P9ukN8)
10) Olympics On Pot - 1.0 - audio
YouTube - Olympics On Pot - The Ruby Suns (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_lx9jKUzvto)

Average Rating - 1.1

Music Head
11-03-2010, 11:07
listened online

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/7/71/Hidden.JPG/200px-Hidden.JPG

Brit alt rock band formed in 2006 with their 2nd release. First album was influenced by Wu-Tang Clan says co-founder Jack Barnett, who also claims The Smurfs as inspirational. Also described as PIL inspired electronic/dance. Some orchestra insertions were interesting but once again I guess the electronic side burnt me, which I guess is where indie music is at these days. Eventually at this pace I may have to change my profile to another type of favorite music. Then once again I'll have to face that continuing question, did I leave indie music or did it leave me. First single is We Want War.

I DO NOT LIKE THIS ALBUM

Worst Track - Canticle

Best Track - Three Thousand

1) Time Xone - 1.0
2) We Want War - 1.0 - video
YouTube - These New Puritans - We Want War (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GIfKqgWPVvk)
3) Three Thousand - 2.0 - audio
YouTube - These New Puritans - Three Thousand (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WHy08s3CCso)
4) Hologram - 1.0 - audio
YouTube - These New Puritans - Hologram (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M5CENiKFHuE)
5) Attack Music - 2.0 - audio
YouTube - These New Puritans - Attack Music (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AWoQf7-AZ7k)
6) Fire-Power - 1.0
7) Orion - 1.5 - audio
YouTube - THESE ?EW PU?IT?NS // O?ION (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OxGGZQCtB_Q)
8) Canticle - 1.0
9) Drum Courts-Where Corals Lie - 1.0 - audio
YouTube - These New Puritans - Drum Courts - Where Corals Lie (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lAtzrQtNJfU)
10) White Chords - 1.5 - audio
YouTube - These New Puritans - White Chords (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9oDLJbzid3w)
11) 5 - 1.0 - audio
YouTube - These New Puritans - 5 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RBNvaIv_XnQ)

Average Rating - 1.3

Music Head
12-03-2010, 00:06
listened online

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/4/47/Golden_Archipelago.jpg/200px-Golden_Archipelago.jpg

Texas band formed in 2001. This is their sixth album. Midlake or Besnard Lakes, both of which I recently listened to seem similar to this. Midlake was pretty good and I think that's the one Tiggi liked, so he may like this. Besnard Lakes I didn't care for and that is where this falls also, with Castaways being the only track that struck me. I think it's the monotone vocals of Jonathan Meiberg that just never kicked in for me. Most of the music is quite interesting. Hidden Lakes is the first single.

I DO NOT LIKE THIS ALBUM

Worst Track - Corridors

Best Track - Castaways

By shadowing
all the darkened fields
of forgotten words
and civilian lives
through violence
through the changing guards
through the grinding away
and the furious marching
by gathering/the holy light
and weathering
a cast away life
and the rising fear

The hollowness
of the flags and gods
that are raised in the air
in the wake of their raging

Your skinny arms
hold a lantern up
on the brightest array
of the stars in their moorings
and summoning
the holy light
on their citadels
the blackening sky
the collapsing sun, the burning wall
that approaches our eyes
you live again
in the shuddering light
of these images
this valediction
you are running from a rising tide
you are castaways


1) Meridian - 1.5 - audio
YouTube - Shearwater - Meridian (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9_uiHi4kfLg)
2) Black Eyes - 1.5 - audio
YouTube - Shearwater-Black Eyes (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aEaAbpd7h40)
3) Landscape At Speed - 1.0 - audio
YouTube - Shearwater-Landscape At Speed (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rkI8scJ26ok)
4) Hidden Lakes - 1.5 - video
YouTube - Shearwater - "Hidden Lakes" (official video) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZbPLy4-OgAw)
5) Corridors - 1.0
6) God Made Me - 1.5
7) Runners Of The Sun - 1.5 - audio
YouTube - SHEARWATER-runners of the sun (2010).wmv (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NQxB3_1srzk)
8) Castaways - 2.0 - audio
YouTube - Shearwater - Castaways (new song) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CpVHECZppdU)
9) An Insular Life - 1.5 - audio
YouTube - Shearwater - An insular life (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=58z2XdHj3R4)
10) Uniforms - 1.5 - audio
YouTube - Shearwater - Uniforms (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5kyxaD1SFMo)
11) Missing Islands - 1.0 - audio
YouTube - Shearwater - Missing Islands (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NRnKvjY0p_Y)

Average Rating - 1.4

dogbreath
12-03-2010, 19:16
Gonjasufi - A Sufi & A Killer (2010)

Awesome album. Like Stephen Jones (Babybird) at his wackiest. A real gem.

A Sufi and a Killer: Gonjasufi: Amazon.co.uk: Music (http://www.amazon.co.uk/Sufi-Killer-Gonjasufi/dp/B0031IL5WK/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=music&qid=1268420385&sr=8-1)

Music Head
13-03-2010, 10:39
listened online

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/1/17/American_Gong.jpg/200px-American_Gong.jpg

Oregon band consisting of husband and wife team (ex). There seems to be a lot of those. Sam Coomes and Janet Weiss. Bass player Joanna Bolme was added to round out the touring element. All of these clips but 1 are from the same live performance at some club in Oregon. The video is very good, but I do not think the audio is very representative of the recording.

I LIKE THIS ALBUM

Worst Track - Howler

Best Track - Black Dogs & Bubbles

black dogs and bubbles always grasping at some straw
eyes always fixed on some strange shore
always reaching out for what just can't be had
always fall in love with what makes you sad

we chase the moon across the night; across the stars
wake up in the morning tired and cold
don't you know that she is already yours
to love but not to have and hold

A thousand silver tongues will tell you who you are
and they'll take you for a ride
set you softly in their white plastic world
and your stuck inside

I tried to tell you where i'd been and what i saw
but i found you too far gone
even now i hear your voice all over town
droning on and on and on and on and on and on


1) Repulsion - 2.0 - live
YouTube - Quasi - Live at Disjecta - Repulsion (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nSmZwScAky8)
2) Little White Horse - 1.5 - live
YouTube - Quasi - Live at Disjecta - Little White Horse (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=piZSpKPuuHw)
3) Everything & Nothing At All - 1.5
4) Bye Bye Blackbird - 2.0 - live
YouTube - Quasi - Live at Disjecta - Bye Bye Blackbird (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_YTe3coNwuE)
5) The Jig Is Up - 2.0
6) Black Dogs & Bubbles - 2.5 - live
YouTube - Quasi - Live at Disjecta - Black Dogs and Bubbles (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rcY4OZrMOiI)
7) Death Is Not The End - 1.5
8) Rockabilly Party - 2.5 - live
YouTube - Quasi - Live at Disjecta - Rockabilly Party (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3hGITwWi2d8)
9) Now What - 2.0 - live
YouTube - Quasi - Live at Disjecta - Now What (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=brlAni3N1Ho)
10) Laissez Les Bon Temps Rouler - 2.0 - audio
YouTube - Laisser les bon temps rouler, Quasi (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GFIovqkMxUc)
11) Howler - 1.0

Average Rating - 1.9

Music Head
13-03-2010, 17:46
listened online

http://image.allmusic.com/00/amg/cov200/drn500/n538/n53806vyqe7.jpg

Swedish band formed in 2003 consisting of guitarist/songwriter Joachim Lackberg, vocalist/guitarist Anna Persson, guitarist/vocalist Daniel Permbo and bassist Daniel Tolergard. Shows a 5 piece in the live clips, so maybe the drummer is a robot. This is their third release. This is a tad poppy but that's not always bad to me. Once again, not many clips available. First single is Days.

I LIKE THIS ALBUM

Worst Track - A Remote View

Best Track - Days

1) Stranded - 2.0 - live
YouTube - sambassadeur stranded (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P_RoO-BF7ac)
2) Days - 2.5 - audio
YouTube - Sambassadeur - Days (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uDWWR6Xdpco)
3) I Can Try - 2.5 - audio
YouTube - SAMBASSADEUR - I can try (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wwe5vnqL9Sg)
4) Forward Is All - 2.0
5) Albatross - 2.5
6) High And Low - 2.0
7) A Remote View - 1.0
8) Sandy Dunes - 2.0
9) Small Parade - 1.5

Average Rating - 2.0

Music Head
13-03-2010, 21:18
listened online

http://image.allmusic.com/00/amg/cov200/drn400/n408/n40821jvst1.jpg

Founded by Q And Not U and Georgie James (I don't know either) member John Davis, this is his project backed by Andrew Black (drums), Michael Cotterman (bass) and Merideth Munoz (organ/guitar/vox), all friends from the D.C. music scene. The single of Every Little Bit Hurts came out last summer, but I guess this album is just now surfacing. A good mixture of rockers and ballads. Don't care for covers, but the two of Springsteens Tougher Than The Rest and the Byrds She Don't Care About Time were done ok.


I DO NOT LIKE THIS ALBUM

Worst track - At Fifteen

Best Track - Black Bubblegum

1) Every Little Bit Hurts - 1.5 - audio
YouTube - Every little bit hurts- Title Tracks (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yJKWqngqQaQ)[/URL]
2) No Girl - 2.0
3) Black Bubblegum - 2.5 - live
[URL]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AIK1sRIs1Vo (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B-2JHzP2FH0)
4) Piles Of Paper - 1.5 - live
YouTube - Title Tracks--Piles of Paper (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uzg58ZWKWME)
5) Hello There - 1.0
6) Tougher Than The Rest - 1.5
7) Steady Love - 1.5 - audio
YouTube - Title Tracks - Steady Love (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8yeKtA6YPHA)
8) It Was Easy - 2.0 - live
YouTube - Title Tracks--It Was Easy (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XjIoWv99e0o)
9) At Fifteen - 1.0
10) Found Out - 1.5 - live
YouTube - Title Tracks--Found Out (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cYX8sVfMW9s)
11) She Don't Care About Time - 1.5 - live
YouTube - Title Tracks--She Don't Care About Time (Gene Clark cover) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hx4oha9aT9s)

Average Rating - 1.5

Music Head
14-03-2010, 10:05
from my library (vinyl)

http://image.allmusic.com/00/amg/cov200/drc000/c015/c015560hmuf.jpg

Started as an English folkie, but by this point had moved on to a broader audience with this 6th release, his 2nd major label (A&M) effort. His first solo album came in 1981 after fronting the Soft Boys for a stint. At some point in here, The Egyptians were formed. Sort of reminds me of Syd Barretts solo work, with a little more sanity.

I LIKE THIS ALBUM

Worst Track - Freeze

Best Track - One Long Pair Of Eyes

In the tower the lover sighs
"Good Sir Knight, please take my eyes-I've used them."
"Doctor, doctor, I'm on fire!"
"Oh, I'm sad to hear that, squire-we're closing."
She snuffs you out like silk
and pours you out like milk
But just before the dawn appears, draining all the blue away
And just before all your perspectives change
Isn't it strange?

On the black Fellini sails
Tattered rags that hangs on nails reminds me
You the mistress of your chair
I the sergeant of your hair you blind me
You turn me on like light
A silver liquid light
That emanates inside of you, decorates the room around and
Just before the curtains part for dawn
And everything's gone

She had one long pair of eyes
One long pair of eyes between her
One long pair of eyes
So she could see you

On the lone Norwegian shore
Lovers weep for evermore in evening
With the clouds above their heads
Go back to their lonesome beds and leave them
She falls on you like rain
When will she fall again?
Oh just before the dawn appears, draining all the blue away and
Just before all your perspectives change
Isn't it strange?

She had one long pair of eyes
One long pair of eyes between her
One long pair of eyes
So she could see you


1) Madonna Of The Wasps - ** - live
YouTube - Robyn Hitchcock - Madonna Of The Wasps (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4_THW0JyH0I)
2) The Devils Coachman - ** - audio
YouTube - Robyn Hitchcock - The devil's coachman (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PAnXz1--ta0)
3) Wax Doll - *** - audio
YouTube - Robyn Hitchcock - Wax doll (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qYCsHvTIiNA)
4) Knife - * - audio
YouTube - Robyn Hitchcock - Knife (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-SZNautfyR8)
5) Swirling - ** - audio
YouTube - Robyn Hitchcock - Swirling (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vmN_CLkWlSQ)
6) One Long Pair Of Eyes - *** - audio
YouTube - Robyn Hitchcock - One long pair of eyes (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zgf0kvY9Z9o)
7) Veins Of The Queen - ** - audio
YouTube - Robyn Hitchcock - Veins of the queen (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=if-EbNaCcbg)
8) Freeze - * - live
YouTube - Robyn Hitchcock - "Freeze" (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yPd8e70HH38)
9) Autumn Sea - ** - audio
YouTube - Robyn Hitchcock - Autumn sea (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PXFxL8jRsDY)
10) Superman - ** - audio
YouTube - Robyn Hitchcock - Superman (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0sebyrojEvA)

3's - 2
2's - 6
1's - 2

Rating - 2.0

Music Head
14-03-2010, 20:23
listened online

http://image.allmusic.com/00/amg/cov200/drn300/n378/n37800nnnl7.jpg

I guess there are some metal bands with this name, but this is not them. This is a Canadian indie band leaning more towards pop than metal. Mike O'Brien and Carlin Nicholson, members of backing band of Broken Social Scene member Jason Collett did some recording of their own during their down time and realized they had some potential. They hired drummer Rob Drake and multi-instrumentalist Neil Quin to round out what would become Zeus. After an EP that gained attention they were signed by Arts and Crafts label and this is the debut LP. A lot of versatility here with members switching instruments and vocals. Nice Beatles sounding harmonies also.

I LIKE THIS ALBUM

Worst Track - Greater Times On The Wayside

Best Track - The River By The Garden

1) How Does It Feel - 2.0 - audio
YouTube - Zeus - How Does It Feel (2009 Nissan Sentra Commercial) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6UhPwihUmdI)
2) Fever Of The Time - 2.0 - audio
YouTube - Zeus - Fever Of The Time (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ayrlrbErTHI)
3) Kindergarten - 2.5 - audio
YouTube - Zeus - Kindergarten (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fj3GypTFP98)
4) The Renegade - 1.5 - audio
YouTube - Zeus - The Renegade (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iNuNn-sIVJA)
5) Greater Times On The Wayside - 1.5 - audio
YouTube - Zeus - Greater Times On The Wayside (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oKzWM5Uic9s)
6) The River By The Garden - 3.0 - audio
YouTube - Zeus - The River By The Garden (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lzu7nRNf68g)
7) You Gotta Teller - 2.0 - audio
YouTube - Zeus - You Gotta Teller (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S1YnJb3n4V4)
8) I Know - 1.5 - audio
YouTube - Zeus - I Know (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G-lfduLsbl0)
9) Marching Through Your Head - 1.5 - audio
YouTube - Zeus - Marching Through Your Head (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SI5liiaMpjw)
10) The Sound Of You - 2.5 - live
YouTube - Zeus Live on CBC Radio One's GO - The Sound of You (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yMRywBTx-6g)
11) Heavy On Me - 2.0 - audio
YouTube - Zeus - Heavy On Me (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e-h46IS6tcM)
12) At The Risk Of Repeating - 2.0 - audio
YouTube - Zeus - At The Risk Of Repeating (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=irZQd6xMdhA)

Average Rating - 2.0

Music Head
15-03-2010, 10:47
listened online

http://image.allmusic.com/00/amg/cov200/drn500/n582/n58232mnqi2.jpg

New York band formed in 2001 out with their 5th release. Described as alt-punk, the current lineup is Kristian Hallbert (vocals), Alex Dunne (guitar, vocals), Scotty Giffin (drums), Gary Cioni (bass) and Eric Kuster (guitar). The lineup has changed over the years. Currently signed to hardcore label Bridge Nine Records, this is the second release for them. This is my first listen of the band and it's not for me. There are some live clips off this album but the audio is terrible.

I DO NOT LIKE THIS ALBUM

Worst Track - Dark Island City

Best Track - I Am Everything I Am Not

Forget the lesser parts of me
You and I are everything I am not
She says oh god don't walk away
All I am increasingly I am not
This gets me here
This takes me home
We know all the ways that death cant see
We go all the places death wont be
We know what it takes to keep his sleep at bay
So I pray to god for day
This takes me home


1) Queue Modems - 1.0 - audio
Crime in Stereo ? Queue Moderns ? Free listening at Last.fm (http://www.last.fm/music/Crime+in+Stereo/_/Queue+Moderns?autostart)
2) Drugwolf - 1.5 - audio
Crime in Stereo ? Drugwolf ? Free listening at Last.fm (http://www.last.fm/music/Crime+in+Stereo/_/Drugwolf?autostart)
3) Exit Halo - 1.0 - audio
Crime in Stereo ? Exit Halo ? Free listening at Last.fm (http://www.last.fm/music/Crime+in+Stereo/_/Exit+Halo?autostart)
4) Not Dead - 1.5
5) Odalisque - 1.5 - audio
Crime in Stereo ? Odalisque ? Free listening at Last.fm (http://www.last.fm/music/Crime+in+Stereo/_/Odalisque?autostart)
6) Young - 1.5 - audio
YouTube - Crime In Stereo - Young (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jyv55JDsntc)
7) Type One - 1.5 - audio
YouTube - Crime In Stereo - Type One (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MP3L6XsE-iQ)
8) Republica - 1.5 - audio
Crime in Stereo ? Republica ? Free listening at Last.fm (http://www.last.fm/music/Crime+in+Stereo/_/Republica?autostart)
9) I Am Everything I Am Not - 2.0 - audio
Crime in Stereo ? I Am Everything I Am Not ? Free listening at Last.fm (http://www.last.fm/music/Crime+in+Stereo/_/I+Am+Everything+I+Am+Not?autostart)
10) Dark Island City - 1.0
YouTube - Crime In Stereo - Dark Island City (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9MTdtIh2f78)
11) I Cannot Answer You Tonight - 1.0 - audio
YouTube - Crime In Stereo - I Cannot Answer You Tonight (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zXLL7mpPRgw)

Average Rating - 1.4

Music Head
15-03-2010, 13:31
listened online

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/f/f2/Work_album.jpg/200px-Work_album.jpg

Swedish band formed in 2001, consisting of Adam Olenius (vocals, guitar), Ted Malmros (bass, percussion, backing vocals), Carl von Arbin (guitar, backing vocals), Eric Edman (drums), Bebban Stenborg (keyboards, accordion, glockenspiel, moog, backing vocals). This is their third album, this time hooking up with Shins producer Phil Ek. Not sure if it's good or bad, but this one is described as stripped down compared to the last release. My first time hearing them and it comes close to buy material for me, as there is nothing on here I thought was bad, which is a rarity of late.

I LIKE THIS ALBUM

Worst Track - Paper Moon

Best Track - Walls

1) 1999 - 2.0 - audio
YouTube - Shout Out Louds - 1999 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rh7UgCGuxLY)[/URL]
2) Fall Hard - 2.0 - video
[URL]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CZPSyI4Zybo (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U1dd2411yzw)
3) Play The Game - 2.5 - audio
YouTube - Shout Out Louds - Play The Game (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jX5uy229m2I)
4) Walls - 2.5 - video
YouTube - Shout Out Louds - Walls (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xZXUjfleqKA)
5) Candle Burned Out - 1.5 - audio
YouTube - Shout Out Louds - The Candle Burned Out (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b-uveySPqlM)
6) Throwing Stones - 2.0 - audio
YouTube - Shout Out Louds - Throwing Stones (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o4dNpxON3FY)
7) Four By Four - 2.0 - audio
YouTube - Shout Out Louds - Four By Four (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uVx-Btf9IbQ)
8) Paper Moon - 1.5 - audio
YouTube - Shout Out Louds - Paper Moon (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3W9XUnMIHgg)
9) Show Me Something New - 2.0 - audio
YouTube - Shout Out Louds - Show Me Something New (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bynzbOs85SI)
10) Too Late, Too Slow - 1.5 - audio
YouTube - Shout Out Louds - Too Late, Too Slow (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O83b7FI-FiQ)

Average Rating - 2.0

Music Head
15-03-2010, 21:42
listened online

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/d/d5/Broken_Bells_Cover.jpg/200px-Broken_Bells_Cover.jpg

Artist-producer Brian Burton (Danger Mouse) and Shins vocalist-guitarist James Mercer had secretly been working on material together since early 2008 and announced a forthcoming album in Sept 2009. Not much like Shins work, as this is a little more complex song structures. Not sure of any other band members but they are touring with a full lineup. Saw them a couple of weeks ago on Lettermans show, which the first clip is from. They were more interesting to watch than I found any songs on here. They performed The High Road which is the first single.

I DO NOT LIKE THIS ALBUM

Worst Track - Your Head Is On Fire

Best Track - Citizen

1) The High Road - 1.5 - live
YouTube - Broken Bells - The High Road on David Letterman HD 1080p (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JA0EqNkkgfk)
2) Vaporize - 1.5 - audio
YouTube - Broken Bells - Vaporize (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5tstDvkpDlw)
3) Your Head Is On Fire - 1.0
4) The Ghost Inside - 1.0 - live
YouTube - Broken Bells - "The Ghost Inside" 3/11 Fallon (TheAudioPerv.com) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TkI8QQkFA2k)
5) Sailing To Nowhere - 1.5
6) Trap Doors - 2.0 - live
YouTube - BROKEN BELLS - Trap Doors - Paris - Nouveau Casino 1er mars 2010 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tmiz45m8rHM)
7) Citizen - 2.0
8) October - 2.0
9) Mongrel Heart - 1.5
10) The Mall And Misery - 1.0 - live
YouTube - Broken Bells - The Mall & The Misery (3.10.10) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jSmtw-CPkRQ)

Average Rating - 1.5

Iota
16-03-2010, 15:29
Sigur Růs - Gobbledigook

Tiggi
16-03-2010, 17:57
^ I notice your 1000th post is looming, Iota. Any celebrations in preparation ??

Iota
16-03-2010, 18:19
Gonna strip myself to the buff and dance in the streets. I actually bought a server only for that special occasion, which marks an important milestone in my generally boring life, so I can stream it all over the interwebz via webcam. Stay tuned for the ultimate event of the century.

Tiggi
16-03-2010, 18:32
:biggrin:..........

Music Head
16-03-2010, 23:07
listened online

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/7/71/Brutalist_Bricks.jpg/200px-Brutalist_Bricks.jpg

Formed in D.C. in 1999, on a new label (Matador) for their 5th release. Ted is the only original member. Currently a trio with Ted (guitar/vocals), Marty Key (bass) and Chris Wilson (drums). I guess a punk/pop feel. Would compare to Spoon or New Pornographers. My favorite track is one where Ted lowers his range an octave or two. Assuming that is still him singing and I like the lower tone. This is the first time I have heard them and overall the album did not impress me.

I DO NOT LIKE THIS ALBUM

Worst Track - Tuberculoids Arrive In Hop

Best Track - One Polaroid A Day

1) The Mighty Sparrow - 1.5 - audio
YouTube - Ted Leo And The Pharmacists - The Mighty Sparrow (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H0LynsPypd0)
2) Mourning In America - 1.0 - audio
YouTube - Ted Leo And The Pharmacists - Mourning In America (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0P2IE4izBa0)
3) Ativan Eyes - 2.0 - audio
YouTube - Ted Leo And The Pharmacists - Ativan Eyes (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XdByjk87Jx4)
4) Even Heroes Have To Die - 1.5 - audio
YouTube - Ted Leo and the Pharmacists - "Even Heroes Have to Die" *New* (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3wbKAr0v_xc)
5) The Stick - 2.0 - audio
YouTube - Ted Leo And The Pharmacists - The Stick (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-6oQEUzirHQ)
6) Bottled In Cork - 1.5 - audio
YouTube - Ted Leo and the Pharmacists- Bottled In Cork (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VoOZn3x7Smk)
7) Woke Up Near Chelsea - 2.0 - audio
YouTube - Ted Leo And The Pharmacists - Woke Up Near Chelsea (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fuW0I_Qp7vM)
8) One Polaroid A Day - 2.0 - audio
YouTube - Ted Leo And The Pharmacists - One Polaroid A Day (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7qVIuE0xPjw)
9) Where Was My Brain? - 1.5 - audio
YouTube - Ted Leo And The Pharmacists - Where Was My Brain (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M64ZjKOLm8o)
10) Bartolomeo And The Buzzing Of Bees - 1.0 - audio
YouTube - Ted Leo And The Pharmacists - Bartolomeo And The Buzzing Of Bees (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O7aXTJPi5UI)
11) Tuberculoids Arrive In Hop - 1.0 - audio
YouTube - Ted Leo And The Pharmacists - Tuberculoids Arrive In Hop (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6GZGc1VhxF4)
12) Gimme The Wire - 1.5 - audio
YouTube - Ted Leo And The Pharmacists - GimmeThe Wire (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EYGuIIIwxXU)
13) Last Days - 2.0 - live
YouTube - Ted Leo/Pharmacists - Last Days (Bottom Lounge, Chicago 3.13.10) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FdUYgTNcbxM)

Average Rating - 1.6

Music Head
17-03-2010, 11:02
listened online

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/e/e8/Beat_the_Devil%27s_Tattoo.jpg

California band formed in 1998. The name comes from a 1953 motorcycle gang film The Wild One featuring Marlon Brando. Currently a 3 man lineup of Peter Hayes, Robert Been and Leah Shapiro. Founding member Hayes is a former member of Brian Jonestown Massacre. Claiming influences ranging from Johnny Cash to the Sex Pistols, their 6 albums reflect that. A lot of Ramones in there for me. Several label changes have landed them at Vagrant Records. They slow it down in The Toll with some harmonica and nice backing vocals from Leah, which was the best for me.

I LIKE THIS ALBUM

Worst Track - Sweet Feeling

Best Track - The Toll

I'd never known her to cry
But this time is different for sure
She's shaking with tears in her eyes
As she picks up what's left of the night
The hope for a reason seemed pure
As we leave what's left on the wall

But oh how it's taken its toll
Oh how it's taken its toll
Everything's taken its toll
Everything's taken its toll

There was more then a break in the smiles
They rose and slowly they tired
As she turned the moments were made
There were none that could prove where she lay
There's a calm in the stories now told
And the distance will always be home

And oh how it's taken its toll
Oh how it's taken its toll
Everything's taken its toll
Everything's taken its toll

Everything's taken its toll
It's a moment we carry alone
With a cause there's a cure for the soul
But oh how it's taken its toll
Oh how it's taken its toll


1) Beat The Devils Tattoo - 2.0 - audio
YouTube - Black Rebel Motorcycle Club - Beat The Devil's Tattoo (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9BSJGclcN1I)
2) Conscience Killer - 2.0 - audio
YouTube - Black Rebel Motorcycle Club - Conscience Killer (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PY4Cor3mTuA)
3) Bad Blood - 1.5 - audio
YouTube - black rebel motorcycle club - bad blood.mov (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pc3MDCYtK8w)
4) War Machine - 2.0 - audio
YouTube - Black Rebel Motorcycle Club - War Machine (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nW2rxSoZY0M)
5) Sweet Feeling - 1.0 - audio
YouTube - Black Rebel Motorcycle Club - Sweet Feeling (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LsWAM5X71uo)
6) Evol - 2.0 - audio
YouTube - Black Rebel Motorcycle Club - Evol (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZAhtfJumgs4)
7) Mama Taught Me Better - 2.0 - audio
YouTube - Black Rebel Motorcycle Club - Mama Taught Me Better (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e_6ozvSUzq4)
8) River Styx - 2.5 - audio
YouTube - Black Rebel Motorcycle Club - River Styx (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MhH-zzJmnvA)
9) The Toll - 3.0 - audio
YouTube - Black Rebel Motorcycle Club - The Toll (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a6Hfja7ZJzA)
10) Aya - 2.0 - audio
YouTube - Aya - Black Rebel Motorcycle Club (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=huM9gtVQsf8)
11) Shadows Keeper - 2.0 - audio
YouTube - shadow's keeper-brmc (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FSL7rvMEats)
12) Long Way Down - 2.5 - audio
YouTube - Black Rebel Motorcycle Club - Long Way Down (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g6fZpgp9g8E)
13) Half State - 2.5 - audio
YouTube - Black Rebel Motorcycle Club - Half State (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KtIbBJhCnmk)

Average Rating - 2.1

Tiggi
17-03-2010, 17:53
^ I stopped at their third, and I believe they've changed a lot in the interim, but the early ones owe everything to The Jesus & Mary Chain.

Iota
17-03-2010, 19:01
Ween - The Mollusk

Music Head
17-03-2010, 23:39
listened online

http://image.allmusic.com/00/amg/cov200/drn500/n560/n56092fglyd.jpg

I think I'm supposed to like this. I really did try. I did like the last one. There were only 3 tracks here I could handle. Of course some of this stuff does grow on you. But you would have to own it for it to grow on you, and I can't see buying this. A video out now for Stylo I think it is, and, sorry, it's just too stupid for me. Those characters are cute for about a minute. Never was much for cartoon characters. Well, except for Spongebob. Now he's cool. And patrick too. But wait, I'm rambling again. It's probaly as usual, when a group is on the rise, I tend to have too high of expectations, and am usually let down. I'll chalk it up to that, and wait for the next big thing.

I DO NOT LIKE THIS ALBUM

Worst Track - Sweepstakes

Best Track - To Binge

1) Intro/Welcome To The Plastic Beach - 1.0 - audio
YouTube - Gorillaz - Intro + Welcome To The World of the Plastic Beach (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_mdmOXURcLU)
2) White Flag - 1.0 - audio
YouTube - Gorillaz - White Flag (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VgTJVoOn8CQ)
3) Rhinestone Eyes - 1.5 - audio
YouTube - Gorillaz - (HQ) - 04 - Rhinestone Eyes (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bZR20t0Uu2M)
4) Stylo - 1.0 - video
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h9vAOzYz-Qs&feature=fvst
5) Superfast Jellyfish - 1.0 - audio
YouTube - Gorillaz - Superfast Jellyfish (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dWHCHgPpa0k)
6) Empire Ants - 1.5 - audio
YouTube - Gorillaz - Empire Ants (track 7 from the album Plastic Beach) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O0BnCgDWJIs)
7) Glitter Freeze - 1.0 - audio
YouTube - gorillaz glitter freeze (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hzJaj_dMVBo)
8) Some Kind Of Nature - 1.5 - audio
YouTube - Gorillaz - (HQ) - 09 - Some Kind of Nature (feat. Lou Reed) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=461DTk1C5_Y)
9) On Melancholy Hill - 2.0 - audio
YouTube - gorillaz on melancholy hill (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Bnaexp8euk)
10) Broken - 2.0 - audio
YouTube - Gorillaz Broken (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JJOYL8w5i9I)
11) Sweepstakes - 1.0 - audio
YouTube - Gorillaz - Sweepstakes (track 12 from the album Plastic Beach) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oNUzz898tAs)
12) Plastic Beach - 1.0
13) To Binge - 2.0 - audio
YouTube - Gorillaz - To Binge Official Video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LMnrFiG8FRo)
14) Cloud Of Unknowing - 1.5 - audio
YouTube - Gorillaz - Cloud Of Unknowing (track 15 of Plastic Beach) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HEoZU_H58bo)
15) Pirate Jet - 1.5 - audio
YouTube - Gorillaz - Pirate Jet 2010 plastic beach+lyrics (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZgKokCP2x1w)

Average Rating - 1.4

~EvilAngel~
18-03-2010, 02:23
http://www.shallowbay.com/8.0/layouts/dear_agony_hewel_case.png


Breaking Benjamin - Dear Agony


This is my favorite album of theirs, as always it is full of real emotion and life experiences. Depending on the song, it can be uplifting, relaxing and sometimes a little depressing if you don't like to have your mood totally changed in a second by a song.

Album 10/10

JonG
18-03-2010, 03:50
Pocahaunted - Make It Real from Make It Real [Not Not Fun, 2010]

"Make It Real collects seven of the bandís 2009 live staples for a 40-minute-ish collage of basement body music, garage dub damage, outsider funkadelic sprawl, voodoo rhythm workouts, duo femme soul vocal dynamics, dripping gold sweat, and dream fulfillment. Recorded barefoot and shirtless and direct to tape"

Music Head
18-03-2010, 10:31
from my library (cd)

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/2/2d/Redheadalbum1.jpg/200px-Redheadalbum1.jpg

One of those rare purchases where I picked it up based on one song and having never heard of the guy. Turned out to be really good. Bostonian, William McAuley goes by Bleu (I don't know). The song Somebody Else was featured in the Spider Man film. The song I purchased it for is Watching You Sleep, which is a creepy stalker song similar to that Death Cab For Cutie in theme, and is my favorite. Get Up was a single, which I loved but it never made it. This is is his third album and he had another in 2009 which I have not heard. How about Fountains Of Wayne for a sound alike.

I LIKE THIS ALBUM

Worst Track - Searchin' For The Satellites

Best Track - Watching You Sleep

1) Get Up - *** - live
YouTube - Bleu - "Get Up" on Late Late Show (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ixnln1P4y_o)
2) I Won't Go Hollywood - ** - video
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EujdgBdmjSk
3) That's When I Crash - **
4) We'll Do It All Again - *** - audio
YouTube - Bleu "We'll Do It All Again".mpg (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gOrWzSCnAS8)
5) Searchin' For The Satellites - * - live
YouTube - Bleu "Searchin For Satellites" (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zo_8an8F2eo)
6) Could Be Worse - *** - video
YouTube - Bleu - "Could Be Worse" (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-zdb0i6h2I0)
7) Watching You Sleep - *** - audio
YouTube - Watching You Sleep-Bleu (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5f13jy4zXGo)
8) Somethings Gotta Give - **
9) Somebody Else - ** - video
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=do_kJf3AAdU
10) You Know, I Know, You Know - **
11) Trust Me - ** - audio
YouTube - Bleu - Trust Me (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_-MKMtts4m4)
12) 3's A Charm - **

Rating - 2.3

11) Trust Me - **

Music Head
20-03-2010, 10:50
listened online

http://image.allmusic.com/00/amg/cov200/drn500/n550/n55025bu4ci.jpg

Side project of two members of The National, Bryce Dessner and Padma Newsome. The collaboration actually predates The National, this being the 5th release. Originally performing music more towards classical, this is a little broader, even though some tracks are still classical. They are accompanied by two other band members, with former opera singer Shara Worden picking up a lot of the vocal chores. Really hard to classify this, as influences are numerous. Too numerous for my tiny brain to absorb. Not for me though. For that avante garde crowd I guess.

I DO NOT LIKE THIS ALBUM

Worst Track - Cocodrillo

Best Track - Last Song

1) Cocodrillo - 1.0 - live
YouTube - The Clogs - Cocodrillo (Live) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_wv1GswX_Gg)
2) I Used To Do - 1.0 - audio
YouTube - Clogs - I used to do (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kBHK-zor6gQ)
3) On The Edge - 1.5 - audio
YouTube - On The Edge (Clogs f. Shara Worden) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=56Jlr2xIxlM)
4) Red Seas - 1.5
5) The Owl Of Love - 1.5 - live
YouTube - Clogs and Shara Worden- Owl of Love (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EHuDQ_eFs0A)
6) Adages Of Cleansing - 1.0
7) Last Song - 1.5 - audio
YouTube - Clogs - Last Song (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xUK6Tfpxzpk)
8) To Hugo - 1.0
9) Raise The Flag - 1.0
10) We Were Here - 1.0 - live
YouTube - Sufjan Stevens and Clogs- We Were Here (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VP-KVg7ZE08)

Average Rating - 1.2

shadowmac
20-03-2010, 18:46
I'm currently spinning AVANTASIA - The Scarecrow.

I love hearing Kahn, Jorn and Tobi all in the same song! Best song from Alice Cooper for a good long time too.

Great album; I'm gearing up for the new AVANTASIA being released (in the U.S.) next month.

Music Head
20-03-2010, 23:10
listened online

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/c/c3/Titus_andronicus_The_Monitor_album_cover.jpg.jpg/200px-Titus_andronicus_The_Monitor_album_cover.jpg.jpg

New Jersey 5 member band formed in 2005. Name is from a Shakespeare play. Album name is the name of a Civil War era battleship. This is their sophomore effort. A concept album with Civil War themes. The last track on the album is reference to a battle in which that warship entered, and is the best track here. First hearing of the band for me and I'm getting some Replacements or Pogues in those up tempo tracks. The live clips are rather rough, but they're into it.

I LIKE THIS ALBUM

Worst Track - Titus Andronicus Forever

Best Track - The Battle Of Hampton Roads

tonight two great ships will pull back to their ports
depleted of everything that shoots flames and reports
and in the morning the shells will wash up on the shore
and the mighty old earth will have no other recourse
but to shiver and shake and make shit in their shorts
because we have been told "men if you've been assured
there's a way to live the valley of your forefathers gave you
prepare to be told "that shits gay dude", but i guess that what they say is true
and there is no race more human, no one throws it away like they do
the things i used to love i have come to reject
the things i used to hate i have learned to accept
and the worst of the 3 you now have to expect
satan aint hard to see you without craning your neck
he'll be 70 some inches tall he'll be chugging a beer and grabbing his balls
hes the remote explosive waiting for someone to call
he's just 18 for now but hes going to murder us all
some days wanna give a little less than it'll take
is there a girl at this college who hasn't been raped?
is there a boy in this town thats not exploding with hate?
is there a human alive aint looked themself in the face without winking or saying what they mean without drinking without leaving something without thinking what if somebody doesnt approve?
is there a song this earth that isn't too frightened to move?
i think of all people you got a bullet in your brain when it was nothing but a piece of puddy
though try as you may but you will always be a tourist
and half the time i open my mouth to speak it's to repeat something that i heard on tv and im destroying everything that wouldnt make me more like bruce springsteen
so im going back to new jersey i do believe they've had enough of me
somewhere now i leave boston my tail is between my lines
after deep calms of pain we're drunk to the drags
and now im heading west on 84 again
and im as much of an asshole as ive ever been
and there is still nothing about myself that i respect
still havent done anything i did not lay to regret
i have a hand in a napkin when my love came for sex
and thats no one to talk to when feeling depressed
and so now when i drink im going to drink to excess
and when i smoke i will smoke keep it in hold it in my chest
and when i scream i will scream until im gasping for breath
and when i get sick i will stay sick for the rest of my
days peddling hate at the back of a chevy express
each one will fly into the face of your idea of success
and if this be thy will then fuckin' pass me the cup
and im sorry dad no i'm not making this up!
but my enemies feel on the name under my wrist as i go to sleep and i know what little ive known of peace until ive done to you what you've done to me.
and i'd be nothing without you my darling please dont ever leave me.
please dont ever leave


1) A More Perfect Union - 2.5 - audio
YouTube - Titus Andronicus - A More Perfect Union (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8YCLBL4LEkc)
2) Titus Andronicus Forever - 1.0 - live
YouTube - Titus Andronicus - Titus Andronicus Forever (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LZIA9v4DZoQ)
3) No Future Part Three: Escape From No Future - 1.5 - live
YouTube - Titus Andronicus - No Future Part 3: Escape from No Future Live in NJ (3/8/10) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XgNOxLuyyak)
4) Richard II - 2.5 - live
YouTube - Titus Andronicus - Richard II Live in NJ (3/8/10) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WGput79R3Oo)
5) A Pot In Which To Piss - 1.0
6) Four Score And Seven - 1.5 - audio
YouTube - Titus Andronicus - Four Score and Seven (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CJjcQgIT8nk)
7) Theme From Cheers - 1.5
8) To Old Friends And New - 2.0 - audio
YouTube - titus andronicus - to old friends and new (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FCzGD6pEaNI)
9) ...And Ever - 1.0
10) The Battle Of Hampton Roads - 2.5 - live
YouTube - Titus Andronicus - The Battle of Hampton Roads Part 1 Live in NJ (3/8/10) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ozfvtl97HY)

Average rating - 1.7

Iota
21-03-2010, 00:58
Phoenix - Love For Granted (Unplugged)

Music Head
22-03-2010, 09:59
from my library (cd)

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/a/a8/Dude_Ranch_Blink_182_album.jpg/200px-Dude_Ranch_Blink_182_album.jpg

California band formed in 1992 and are now looked on as juvenile pop/punk pioneers who have influenced many bands. Tom Delonge, Mark Hoppus and Scott Raynor are the founding members and are on this second release, which brought them platinum (RIAA) success, with singles of Dammit (#26) and Josie, and the album reaching #67. Greater success was yet to come.

I LIKE THIS ALBUM

Worst Track - Lemmings

Best Track - Dammit

It's alright / to tell me / what you think / about me
I won't try / to argue / or hold it / against you
I know that / you're leaving / you must have / your reasons
The season / is calling / and your pictures / are falling down

The steps that / I retrace / the sad look / on your face
The timing / and structure / did you hear / he fucked her?
A day late / a buck short / I'm writing / the report
On losing / and failing / when I move / I'm flailing now

and it'll happen once again I'll turn to a friend
Someone that understands
Sees through the master plan

But everybody's gone
And I've been here for too long
To face this on my own
Well I guess this is growing up

Well I guess this is growing up

And maybe / I'll see you / at a movie / sneak preview
You'll show up / and walk by / on the arm / of that guy
And I'll smile / and you'll wave / we'll pretend / it's okay
The charade / it won't last / when he's gone / I won't come back

And it'll happen once again
You'll turn to a friend
Someone that understands
And sees through the master plan

But everybody's gone
And you've been there for too long
To face this on your own
Well I guess this is growing up

Well, I guess this is growing up
Well, I guess this is growing up


1) Pathetic - * - audio
YouTube - Blink-182 - Pathetic (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4kmUt862TBs)
2) Voyeur - ** - audio
YouTube - Blink-182 - Voyeur (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7QYRarkhXZE)
3) Dammit - *** - video
YouTube - blink-182 - Dammit (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sT0g16_LQaQ)
4) Boring - ** - audio
YouTube - Boring - Dude Ranch - blink 182 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zmlYwpBaYhE)
5) Dick Lips - *** - audio
YouTube - Blink 182 - Dick Lips (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wKQxWybJ1x0)
6) Waggy - ** - audio
YouTube - Waggy - dude ranch - blink 182 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7cjDsQ2FkWo)
7) Enthused - * - audio
YouTube - Blink 182 - Enthused (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0qyN6Op4vMg)
8) Untitled - ** - audio
YouTube - Blink 182 - Untitled (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yk9Fu0JX3l0)
9) Apple Shampoo - * - audio
YouTube - Apple Shampoo - Dude Ranch - blink 182 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4KwZUR8yp7g)
10) Emo - ** - audio
YouTube - Blink 182 - Emo (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BrvLkJDxIeE)
11) Josie - ** - video
YouTube - blink-182 - Josie (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I6kfin-UeAQ)
12) A New Hope - * - audio
YouTube - Blink 182 - A New Hope (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T4Ism0nitl0)
13) Degenerate - ** - audio
YouTube - Blink-182 - Degenerate (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gzobqTWFlY0)
14) Lemmings - * - audio
YouTube - Blink-182 - Lemmings (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CvCrNQGaZUQ)
15) I'm Sorry - ** - audio
YouTube - I'm Sorry - Dude Ranch - blink 182 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dw21eJHGdpY)

3's - 2
2's - 8
1's - 5

Rating - 1.8

Music Head
22-03-2010, 19:03
listened online

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/c/c4/Sisterworld-liars.jpg

California 3 piece formed in 2000, with their fifth album. Aaron Hemphill (percussion, guitar, synth), Julian Gross (drums) and Angus Andrew (vocals, guitar). That's the current lineup although Gross was not a full time member initially. They are currently signed to Muse Records and this is my introduction. Only a couple of tracks I thought were good, but I'm a hard sell. A loosely based concept album around the spaces people create to survive in L.A. Scary stuff. I felt some Sonic Youth and Mission Of Burma influences. Scissor is the first single, and although I don't get it, the video is pretty cool. I never get videos anyway.

I DO NOT LIKE THIS ALBUM

Worst Track - Too Much, Too Much

Best Track - No Barrier Fun

1) Scissor - 1.5 - video
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=04domJ7F0oY
2) No Barrier Fun - 2.0 - audio
YouTube - Liars - No Barrier Fun 2010 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H2FSqEvzpq4)
3) Here Comes All The People - 1.5
4) Drip - 1.0
5) Scarecrows On A Killer Slant - 1.5 - live
YouTube - Liars "Scarecrow on a Killer Slant" LIVE Insound Club Deville Party 3/18/10 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c2jlMUXEKNs)
6) I Still Can See An Outside World - 1.0
7) Proud Evolution - 1.5 - audio
YouTube - Liars - Proud Evolution (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Jn7-KuRdDU)
8) Drop Dead - 2.0 - audio
YouTube - Liars - Drop Dead 2010 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=srM9qZHZ7BU)
9) The Overachievers - 1.5
10) Goodnight Everything - 1.0 - audio
YouTube - Liars, Goodnight Everything (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8lPjTMBVYRc)
11) Too Much, Too Much - 1.0 - audio
YouTube - liars - too much, too much (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wla9DseMX5o)

Average Rating - 1.4

Music Head
22-03-2010, 22:50
listened online

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/d/df/Rat_a_Tat_Tat.jpg/200px-Rat_a_Tat_Tat.jpg

Canadian member of Broken Social Scene also does solo work and this is the fifth, currently signed to the Arts & Crafts label. Debut hearing for me. Some country/folk leanings surface, but not enough to call it that. Picking up some Dylan sounds. Three border line great tracks makes it come out pretty high on my list. First single of Love is A Dirty Word.

I LIKE THIS ALBUM

Worst Track - Lake Superior

Best Track - Vanderpool Vanderpool

1) Rave On Sad Songs - 2.0 - audio
YouTube - Jason Collett - Rave On Sad Songs (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=anmgGnZzy6c)
2) Lake Superior - 1.5 - audio
YouTube - Jason Collett - Lake Superior (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Rn4QUbZMFg)
3) Love Is A Dirty Word - 2.0 - audio
YouTube - Jason Collett - Love Is A Dirty Word (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Eb50vLyO80)
4) Bitch City - 2.5 - audio
YouTube - Jason Collett - Bitch City (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1XHilVnKwO0)
5) High Summer - 1.5 - audio
YouTube - Jason Collett - High Summer (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9GQvsI79Kcw)
6) Cold Blue Halo - 2.0 - audio
YouTube - Jason Collett - Cold Blue Halo (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o2WiS40TjV4)
7) Love Is A Chain - 2.0 - audio
YouTube - Jason Collett - Love Is A Chain (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FMVkVaZ3Q08)
8) Long May You Love - 2.5 - audio
YouTube - Jason Collett - Long May You Love (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YqB-XEBSLiE)
9) The Slowest Dance - 2.0 - audio
YouTube - Jason Collett - The Slowest Dance (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LXEGfpRv6Zs)
10) Winnipeg Winds - 1.5 - audio
YouTube - Jason Collett - Winnipeg Winds (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fQZcMgBMlnI)
11) Vanderpool Vanderpool - 2.5 - audio
YouTube - Jason Collett - Vanderpool Vanderpool (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jAgwwJVi9Gk)

Average Rating - 2.0

Tiggi
23-03-2010, 17:56
http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51UM2ubTKfL._SL500_AA240_.jpg

Their second, from '07.

I like this band despite their sound harking back to early Post-Punk; think of a cross between Joy Division & early U2, and you'll be somewhere near.

The sort of band that sound like they could do great things live...

Did I mention that I'm going to see them tonight ??

Music Head
23-03-2010, 22:20
listened online

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/6/6c/TheMorningBendersBigEcho.jpg/200px-TheMorningBendersBigEcho.jpg

California band formed in 2005 consisting of Julian Harmon, Tim Or, Jonathan Chue and Christpher Chu out with their 2nd studio album. Have toured with Death Cab For Cutie and Grizzly Bear. Produced by Chris Chu and Grizzly Bear bassist Chris Taylor. Said to be quite different than the more poppish debut. First time hearing them for me. There are a few good tracks here, but ends up being very much like the Broken Bells I heard recently, and gets about the same grade, just missing my buy list. Most of these, including my favorite, are live clips, and not very good ones.

I DO NOT LIKE THIS ALBUM

Worst Track - Hand Me Downs

Best Track - Wet Cement

1) Excuses - 2.0 - audio
YouTube - Excuses by The Morning Benders (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aeE82XyNkyM)
2) Promises - 1.5 - audio
YouTube - Promises- The Morning Benders (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kez4DLbKLCQ)
3) Wet Cement - 2.5 - live
YouTube - "Wet Cement" by the Morning Benders @ Market Hotel (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fExqdENLRR4)
4) Cold War (Nice Clean Fight) - 1.5 - live
YouTube - Morning Benders - Cold War (Nice Clean Fight) - Live @ The Echo (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Z5NUX9OuEI)
5) Pleasure Sighs - 1.0
6) Hand Me Downs - 1.0 - live
YouTube - Morning Benders - Hand Me Downs - Live @ The Echo (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GZdGLFTKBMk)
7) Mason Jar - 1.5
8) All Day Daylight - 2.0 - live
YouTube - The Morning Benders - All Day Daylight (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ysZA2PGLJiU)
9) Stitches - 2.0 - live
YouTube - Morning Benders - Stitches - Live @ The Echo (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vK6CRuqxYEU)
10) Sleeping In - 1.0 - audio
YouTube - The Morning Benders - Sleeping In (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=utD6JYyWHF0)

Average Rating - 1.6

Music Head
25-03-2010, 10:33
listened online

http://image.allmusic.com/00/amg/cov200/drn500/n543/n54378tn5c0.jpg

Iceland strikes again. Formed in 2007 and the second lp is here. Initially a solo project by Sindri Sigfķsson, now expanded to a 7 piece, none of whose names I could pronounce correctly. Exposure on a Greys Anatomy and Gossip Girl episodes have brought some recognition. Now set for their first american tour. First hearing them for me and I don't like them whispery vocals. A way too mellow Arcade Fire.

I DO NOT LIKE THIS ALBUM

Worst Track - Fire Dies Down

Best Track - Lion Face Boy

1) Lion Face Boy - 1.5 - audio
YouTube - Seabear- Lion Face Boy (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jVPqsi-33Js)
2) Fire Dies Down - 1.0 - audio
YouTube - Seabear - Fire Dies Down.mp4 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ngZUnhEMfok)
3) I'll Build You A Fire - 1.0 - video
YouTube - Seabear - i`ll build you a fire (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oE7ViwXTBjY)
4) Cold Summer - 1.5 - audio
YouTube - Seabear- Cold Summer (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rs1fIPmTWns)
5) Wooden Teeth - 1.5 - audio
YouTube - Seabear - Wooden Teeth (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=51LwrgLVyJI)
6) Leafmask - 1.0 - audio
YouTube - Seabear - Leafmask (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c9U98P3NPR4)
7) Softship - 1.5 - audio
YouTube - Seabear - Softship (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xCRIEP_QtZ0)
8) We Fell Off The Roof - 1.5 - audio
YouTube - Seabear - We Fell off the Roof (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mVB4mQU8HtE)
9) Warm Blood - 1.0 - live
YouTube - 7 Aniversario: Seabear - Warm blood (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cYyl2_1aaaI)
10) In Winters Eyes - 1.0 - audio
YouTube - Seabear - In Winters Eyes (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WpaE_HFrkro)
11) Wolfboy - 1.5 - audio
YouTube - Seabear - Wolfboy (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mMvGF5Yi74U)

Average Rating - 1.3

seanpheonix
25-03-2010, 20:28
I've been a huge fan of Thrice Beggars and Silversun Pickups Swoon as of late.

Music Head
25-03-2010, 22:41
listened online

http://images.artistdirect.com/Images/Sources/AMGCOVERS/music/cover200/drn500/n535/n53506er870.jpg

Brother/sister duo from Australia with their second album. Started performing together in 2006 at local clubs. Mostly acoustic numbers that could be considered folk and I started to put this in that thread, but some are a little harder, so I ended up here once again. This is hard. It's just all music to me. Already a big hit in the homeland with this entering the charts at #1. First single is And The Boys. Beautiful voice for Julia, just like Joanna Newsom.

I LIKE THIS ALBUM

Worst Track - On The Road

Best Track - Yellow Brick Road

1) Hold On - 2.0 - audio
YouTube - Angus And Julia Stone - Hold On (Down The Way - 2010) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cZ1uPwf9ZEs)
2) Black Crow - 2.0 - video
YouTube - Angus and Julia Stone - "Black Crow" [music video] (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5FlJYPBTyqU)
3) For You - 1.5 - audio
YouTube - Angus And Julia Stone - For You (Down The Way - 2010) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XQPFUSWvmlY)
4) Big Jet Plane - 2.0 - audio
YouTube - Angus And Julia Stone - Big Jet Plane (Down The Way - 2010) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gwfu5aHgm6M)
5) Santa Monica Dream - 2.0 - audio
YouTube - Angus And Julia Stone - Santa Monica Dream (Down The Way - 2010) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GhLp2K1hEM8)
6) Yellow Brick Road - 2.5 - audio
YouTube - Angus And Julia Stone - Yellow Brick Road (Down The Way - 2010) HQ (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wfaGwHeDMNA)
7) And The Boys - 2.5 - video
YouTube - Angus and Julia Stone - "and the boys" [music video] HD (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RUDc1frz22E)
8) On The Road - 1.0 - audio
YouTube - Angus And Julia Stone - On The Road (Down The Way - 2010) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ySOp2zLQRMo&feature=PlayList&p=A2C393444D641217&playnext=1&playnext_from=PL&index=7)
9) Walk It Off - 2.0 - audio
YouTube - Angus & Julia Stone 'Walk It Off' (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t3VwrssF63g)
10) Hush - 1.5 - audio
YouTube - Angus And Julia Stone - Hush (Down The Way - 2010) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H-NjXplueq0)
11) Draw Your Swords - 2.0 - audio
YouTube - Angus And Julia Stone - Draw Your Swords (Down The Way - 2010) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p8P1UHHGNJY)
12) I'm Not Yours - 2.5 - audio
YouTube - Angus And Julia Stone - I'm Not Yours (Down The Way - 2010) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eB15J-CdHBc)
13) The Devils Tears - 1.5

Average Rating - 1.9

Tiggi
26-03-2010, 14:35
This is hard.

It's that bloody thinking stuff again isn't it !! Perhaps we need a week where everyone has to make post on the wrong boards, to keep us all on our toes...

Then again, perhaps not.

Can't be bothered to think it through...

Music Head
27-03-2010, 21:27
listened online

http://image.allmusic.com/00/amg/cov200/drn500/n568/n56862iany5.jpg

Band started in 1997 in Ohio with Tony Cavallario (guitar/vocals) and Matthew Gengler (bass), then expanded to a 4 piece with Eric Koltnow (various) and Cale Parks (drums). Koltnow has since been replaced by T.J. Lipple. This is their sixth release, described as indie with jazz leanings. First time hearing for me and only one track I liked, but a lot of borderlines. Besnard Lakes is the closest I can come up with. Not much to be shared.

I DO NOT LIKE THIS ALBUM

Worst Track - Building A Fire

Best Track - White Wind

1) Building A Fire - 1.0
2) Moonless March - 1.5 - audio
YouTube - Aloha - Moonless March (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ri-Gw4_bZQw)
3) Microviolence - 1.5
4) Searchlight - 1.0
5) Everything Goes My Way - 1.5
6) White Wind - 2.0
7) Cold Storage - 1.5 - audio
YouTube - 023 - Aloha - Cold Storage (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=inmV1DEK88s)
8) Blackout - 1.0 - audio
YouTube - Aloha - Home Acres - Blackout (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JynJ7TsFVkY)
9) Waterwheel - 1.5
10) I'm In Trouble - 1.5
11) Ruins - 1.5

Average Rating - 1.4

Music Head
28-03-2010, 10:34
from my library (vinyl)

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/6/6c/Adam_Ant.jpg

The final of the 3 album career of the Brit new wave punkers. Stuart Goddard (Adam), inspired by the Sex Pistols, decided to put together his version in 1977, and hired Malcolm McLaren to do so. Malcolm persuaded the Ants to split from Adam and they reformed as part of Bow Wow Wow. Adam shook it off, rehired other members and continued. This album yielded two #1 U.K. hits in Prince Charming and Stand and Deliver, both top notch imo, but the album only reached #94 in the states. The band split in 1982 after Adam determined they lacked enthusiasm. He went on to a solo career and some acting. Interesting bit here that Prince Charming was determined to be an instrumental ripoff of a 1965 song by Rolf Harris (Tie Me Kangaroo Down, Sport) called War Canoe. The band payed a large sum of royalties in an out of court settlement. Very nice live clips here all from the same gig.

I LIKE THIS ALBUM

Worst Track - Mile High Club

Best Track - S.E.X.

and when summer gets to me
and sets the sex on fire
my body is an ocean
of twisted white debris

and when summer gets to me
and sets the heart in motion
a pain that hides in my insides
is suddenly set free

and sex is sex forget the rest
the only one that's free
the only great adventure left
to humankind, that's you and me

and when summer gets to me
and tries to make me tired
I'm living every minute
and dying every three

and sex is sex forget the rest
the only one that's free
the only great adventure left
to humankind, that's you and me

let all the braggers brag
Sex
S-E-X
virginity's no crime
Sex
S-E-X
your body should be yours
Sex
S-E-X
and sharing it sublime
Sex
S-E-X


1) Scorpios - * - live
YouTube - Adam & The Ants, Scorpios live (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2B1nKMzO_Os)
2) Picasso Visita El Planeta De Los Simios - ** - live
YouTube - Adam and the Ants "The Prince Charming Revue" part I - Picasso Visita El Planeta De Los Simios (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yQC-LU7kjQw)
3) Prince Charming - *** - video
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1lCzIMacsEs
4) Five Guns West - ** - live
YouTube - Adam & The Ants, Five Guns West, live (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PfGLi8Tkirw)
5) That Voodoo - * - live
YouTube - Adam & The Ants That Voodoo, live (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-gML-_u6J30)
6) Stand And Deliver - *** - video
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VPgHbt0ODr4
7) Mile High Club - * - audio
YouTube - Adam Ant - Mile High Club (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ROLo4kFeLzU&feature=PlayList&p=DE3C4D30FDA96DE4&playnext=1&playnext_from=PL&index=12)
8) Ant Rap - ** - video
YouTube - Adam And The Ants - Ant Rap (sound in sync) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hgQYp1UDn1k)
9) Mowhok - ** - live
YouTube - Adam & The Ants, Mowhok, live (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_1XIeE0qZtc)
10) S.E.X. - *** - live
YouTube - Adam Ant & The Ants, S.E.X., live (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gzSH5bdj_zw)

3's - 3
2's - 5
1's - 3

Rating - 2.0

Music Head
28-03-2010, 19:09
listened online

http://image.allmusic.com/00/amg/cov200/drn400/n496/n49626d055s.jpg

New York band formed in 2003 with their second album. Met in college at Berklee. Actually Boston natives but have relocated. Signed after Death Cab For Cuties Chris Walla called them one of his favorite unknown bands. The first album got rave reviews from the alternative media. Toured Japan as opener for Spoon, after their drummer Jim Eno Produced that effort and is also back on this one. The lineup is currently Jessica Martins (Vocals, Keys, Guitar), Adam Sturtevant (Drums), David Lizmi (Bass), and Tom Deis (Vocals, Guitar). The opener and closer were good for me, but other than that it fell short. Some real nice live clips here.

I DO NOT LIKE THIS ALBUM

Worst Track - Digital

Best Track - Hello

1) Hello - 2.0 - live
YouTube - Via Audio - Hello (Live in HD) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R_9Hn_VqfXs)
2) Goldrush - 1.5 - live
YouTube - Via Audio - Goldrush (Live in HD) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1TziCGftWzM)
3) Babies - 1.0 - live
YouTube - Via Audio - Babies (Live in HD) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U4sj7aoZ120)
4) Tigers - 1.0 - live
YouTube - Via Audio - Tigers (Live in HD) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1RjsQ8hWmCU)
5) Wanted - 1.5 - live
YouTube - Via Audio - Wanted (Live in HD) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6-XhckuGXKY)
6) Too Quiet - 1.0
7) Lizard Song - 1.5 - live
YouTube - Via Audio--Too Quiet & Lizard Song (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c5LtCcqwcr4)
8) Digital - 1.0 - live
YouTube - Via Audio - Digital (Live in HD) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U6a4cnzsj3k)
9) Summer Stars - 1.5 - live
YouTube - Via Audio - "Summer Stars" - Live at the Middle East 2/26/2010 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zegMcJMfeVA)
10) Oh Blah Wee - 1.0 - live
YouTube - Via Audio - Oh Blah Wee (Live in HD) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Eq8zfHmqVc)
11) Olga - 1.5 - live
YouTube - Via Audio--Olga (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DaI-YACTPmk)
12) Happening - 2.0 - live
YouTube - Via Audio--Happening (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_B3fBX4QJwQ)

Average Rating - 1.4

Music Head
29-03-2010, 09:44
listened online

http://image.allmusic.com/00/amg/cov200/drn400/n433/n43337oj0g1.jpg

Hey, I don't name 'em, I just listen to 'em. New Yorker Michael Grubbs piano and musical theater background come to good use on this debut album. Plucked from the bar scene by One Tree Hill creator Mark Schawhn, who used one of Grubbs songs in the series, which garnered much attention. He also picked up a roll in season 7 of the show. This album leans to the pop side in parts but also rocks out in a few numbers, with a lot of influences, and comes across pretty good for me, with no throwaways. A nice mixture of upbeat numbers and piano based ballads.

I LIKE THIS ALBUM

Worst Track - The Oh Song

Best Track - 1876-The Brooklyn Theatre Fire

4 o'clock in the morning in a matter appartment
There's a fire alarm, fire like ive never seen
but i dont wana fight now we've got the alarm set
cos theres too much goin on these days

said im a main man im a main man baby
and it looks so good like you've never seen
but you can see right through it like like a fake tan baby
you can see right through it like you saw through me

cos theres too much goin on these days
i dont want to let you down
just when fire could take this town
i dont want to let you down
just when fire could take this town

and the bed feels good and you put on my face
and i swear down baby had too much to drink
but its all worth it, thats what i think
cos theres too much going on these days

i dont want to let you down just when fire could take this town i dont want to let you down just when fire could take this town


1) Almost Everything - 2.0 - audio
YouTube - Wakey!Wakey! - Almost Everything (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FiQo6DoXknY)
2) The Oh Song - 1.5 - audio
YouTube - Wakey! Wakey! - The Oh Song (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ig6HZ4Kiec)
3) Twenty Two - 2.0 - audio
YouTube - Wakey!Wakey! feat. Theo Martins - Twenty Two (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EBSqINkWC6Y)
4) Square Peg, Round Hole - 1.5 - audio
YouTube - 083 - Wakey!Wakey! - Square Peg Round Hole (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8-08rYqfShs)
5) Dance So Good - 2.0 - audio
YouTube - Dance so Good (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WB1RhmMw37Y)
6) 1876-The Brooklyn Theatre Fire - 2.5 - audio
YouTube - Wakey! Wakey! - 1876 The Brooklyn Fire (Live-In-Studio) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tZf24HjwaH4)
7) Feral Love - 2.0 - audio
YouTube - Wakey! Wakey! - Feral Love (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6wXYWZCa0SY)
8) Got It All Wrong - 2.0 - audio
YouTube - Wakey! Wakey! - Got It All Wrong (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a73V5Zsv5tk)
9) Light Outside - 2.0
10) Car Crash - 1.5 - audio
YouTube - Wakey! Wakey! - Car Crash (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QaCUi5tgmaw)
11) Take It Like A Man - 2.0

Average Rating - 1.9

Tiggi
29-03-2010, 13:49
http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51-r3wVH5ML._SL500_AA300_.jpg

Think I've posted this one before...

Very laid back Alt-Americana. Recorded live without audience in a Toronto church via a single stereo microphone.

Very atmospheric sound, and music to die for.

Wavehellomachine
29-03-2010, 21:13
Miaow - self-titled free album

Definitely worth a listen. Gorgeous cello, lovely female voice singing in French, interesting use of electronics.

Here's where to get it:

Miaow Music (http://www.miaowmusic.com/)

Music Head
29-03-2010, 21:58
listened online

http://image.allmusic.com/00/amg/cov200/drn600/n608/n60862roamw.jpg

Minnesota band formed in 2006 by the owner of his own label, Ian Anderson (not that one) of Afternoon Records. Guess that helps in getting your stuff released. Started as a side project from Ian's other band, Aneuretical, this one seems to be taking center stage, after getting good reviews on the debut. Other members are co-lead-vocalist and keyboard player Grace Fiddler, drummer Elliot Manthey, and bass player Jacob Huelster. This is their second full length album, with a couple of ep's also. Not a bad album, although not many clips available to show that, not even for my favorite. Sort of reminds me of Free Energy.

I LIKE THIS ALBUM

Worst Track - Someone Else's Knife

Best Track - Ancient Age

1) I've Been Here So Long - 1.5
2) Hard For You - 1.5
3) Every Little Thing - 2.0 - live
YouTube - One For The Team - Every Little Thing (Live on The Local Show) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_9VVxT9Ns7s)
4) Sorted Out - 1.5
5) I Got Tamed - 2.0
6) Best Supporting Actress - 2.0 - audio
YouTube - Best Supporting Actress - One For The Team (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=omLwFahuEYU)
7) Ancient Age - 2.5
8) Someone Else's Knife - 1.0
9) Ha Ha - 1.5 - video
YouTube - One for the Team - "Ha Ha" (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=soaV9CPEkKs&NR=1)[/URL]
10) Garden - 2.0 - video
[URL]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9_16ziKaaWc (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9_16ziKaaWc)

Average Rating - 1.8

pyoung30
01-04-2010, 03:04
Cake - Pressure Chief

Music Head
01-04-2010, 09:38
from my library (cd)

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/b/b2/Jasonisbellandthe400unit.jpg/200px-Jasonisbellandthe400unit.jpg

This has been sitting in my stack for close to a couple of months and has finally risen to the top. Recommended to me by Tiggi as one of his best albums of 2009 (we traded best ofs). It certainly ranks up there, just missing my love ranking, and with a few more listens it would be there. I think Tiggi and I are on close to the same wave as fae as music goes. Well, except he's got me on his reggae taste. Jason Isbell is a southern Alabama boy and a former member of Drive By Truckers (who I just watched on the tube). He left the band for a solo career in 2007 and this is his second, although the 400 Unit is the band name. Described as alt/country as were the Truckers, there's a good mixture of both here, with my favorite being the most country leaning. I think Jasons voice comes across better on the mid-tempo numbers, and the band rocks out on a few tracks. Reminds me of a young mellower Mellancamp. Thanks Tiggi!

I LIKE THIS ALBUM

Worst Track - Coda

Best Track - Cigarettes And Wine

I saw her in Roosevelt Springs, where time doesn't touch anything
She never did say she could sing, but I figured it so
I needed some company then, not sisters or children or men
That's a hell of a spot to be in, but she put me in tow

Money and liquor and lust had taken my heart and my trust
I could see ashes and dust were headed my way
She tended bar in the town
Her alto settled me down
I started hanging around
Didn't need much to say

She smelled like cigarettes and wine
and she kept me happy all the time
I know that ain't much of a line
but it's the Gods' own truth
She lives down inside of me still
rolled up like a twenty dollar bill
She left me alone with these pills
in the last of my youth

Wings on her shoulders and feet, a bar on Gethsemane Street
I took time to plan my retreat, and backed out the door
I must be attracted to those who've witnessed a man in the throes
of life that ain't grindstone to nose, but pedal to floor

She smelled like cigarettes and wine
and she kept me happy all the time
I know that ain't much of a line
but it's the Gods' own truth
She lives down inside of me still
rolled up like a twenty dollar bill
She left me alone with these pills
in the last of my youth

Lost on the dry side of town
my memories slowing me down
she shook me and I came around
I came back to life
With nary a mother or dad
she showed me what I never had
the princess of leaves, she gets sad
'cause I won't take a wife

She smelled like cigarettes and wine
and she kept me happy all the time
I know that ain't much of a line
but it's the Gods' own truth
She lives down inside of me still
rolled up like a twenty dollar bill
She left me alone with these pills
in the last of my youth


1) Seven Mile Island - ** - audio
YouTube - Jason Isbell - 7 Mile Island (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tH_wjKED1Ds)
2) Sunstroke - *** - live
YouTube - Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit - Sunstroke (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rLxRDLwxjqw)
3) Good - ** - audio
YouTube - Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit--Good (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S_fEuYrK8j0)
4) Cigarettes And Wine - *** - live
YouTube - Jason Isbell and The 400 Unit - "Cigarettes and Wine" (LIVE) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cc2WZr8oTW8)
5) However Long - **
6) Coda - *
7) The Blue - ** - live
YouTube - Jason Isbell "The Blue" Live at KDHX 11/18/09 (HD) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TgQVPEDkPGY)
8) No Choice In The Matter - ***
9) Soldiers Get Strange - ** - live
YouTube - Jason Isbell and The 400 Unit - "Soldiers Get Strange" (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zXXcyI9DbNk)
10) Streetlights - *** - live
YouTube - Jason Isbell performs "Streetlights" Live at WTMD (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hcx3Vt3aAwA)
11) The Last Song I Will Write - ** - live
YouTube - Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit - "The Last Song I Will Write" (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I-wJlkSJ4XM)

3's - 4
2's - 6
1's - 1

Rating - 2.3

Music Head
02-04-2010, 22:07
listened online

http://image.allmusic.com/00/amg/cov200/drn600/n602/n60248jg1p4.jpg

New York band formed in 2007, consisting of singer/songwriter, Michael Grace, Jr., guitarist Darren Amadio, bassist Gil Abad, keyboardist Kurt Brondo, vocalist Erin Dermody, drummer Tod Karsik and vocalist Lisa Ronson, daughter of guitarist Mick Ronson. No doubt Lisas experience as a backup singer for Ian Hunter landed her the job after answering an ad. Grace and Amadio are former members of My Favorite. This is the first full length, after an ep in 2008. This is a pretty good, with only one track I didn't like at all. Really like the 2 female vocalists sound.

I LIKE THIS ALBUM

Worst Track - Sister Rose

Best Track - God Save The Runaways

1) Johnny Anorak - 1.5 - video
YouTube - The Secret History - Johnny Anorak (Official Video) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DvmfsbT2NfY)
2) Our Lady Of Stalingrad - 1.5 - audio
The Secret History ? Our Lady of Stalingrad ? Free listening at Last.fm (http://www.last.fm/music/The+Secret+History/The+World+That+Never+Was/Our+Lady+of+Stalingrad)
3) God Save The Runaways - 3.0 - audio
YouTube - the secret history - god save the runaways (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MlsBQhwUh4k)
4) Love Theme - 1.5 - audio
The Secret History ? Love Theme (from The World That Never Was) ? Free listening at Last.fm (http://www.last.fm/music/The+Secret+History/The+World+That+Never+Was/Love+Theme+%28from+The+World+That+Never+Was%29)
5) Death Mods - 2.0 - audio
The Secret History ? Death Mods ? Free listening at Last.fm (http://www.last.fm/music/The+Secret+History/The+World+That+Never+Was/Death+Mods)
6) Our Lady Of Palermo - 2.5 - audio
YouTube - The Secret History - Our Lady of Palermo (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1bQ6LUIwrzc)
7) My Life With The Living Dead - 2.0 - audio
The Secret History ? My Life with the Living Dead ? Free listening at Last.fm (http://www.last.fm/music/The+Secret+History/The+World+That+Never+Was/My+Life+with+the+Living+Dead)
8) Sex With Ghosts - 2.0 - audio
The Secret History ? Sex with Ghosts ? Free listening at Last.fm (http://www.last.fm/music/The+Secret+History/The+World+That+Never+Was/Sex+with+Ghosts)
9) Johnny Nightmare - 1.5 - live
YouTube - The Secret History - Johnny Nightmare [Live Groupee Session, 2008] (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-TmCB2OsjVA)
10) Sister Rose - 1.0 - audio
The Secret History ? Sister Rose ? Free listening at Last.fm (http://www.last.fm/music/The+Secret+History/The+World+That+Never+Was/Sister+Rose)
11) Count Backwards (Rock 'n' Roll Never Dies) - 1.5 - audio
The Secret History ? Count Backwards (Rock 'n' Roll Never Dies) ? Free listening at Last.fm (http://www.last.fm/music/The+Secret+History/The+World+That+Never+Was/Count+Backwards+%28Rock+%27n%27+Roll+Never+Dies%29 )
12) How I Saved My Life - 2.5 - audio
The Secret History ? How I Saved My Life ? Free listening at Last.fm (http://www.last.fm/music/The+Secret+History/The+World+That+Never+Was/How+I+Saved+My+Life)

Average Rating - 1.9

Music Head
03-04-2010, 18:05
listened online

http://image.allmusic.com/00/amg/cov200/drn600/n624/n62418qpm6n.jpg

Name is from a Dutch tv program host, Betty Stoeve and actually means Bettie serves, as she is a Wimbledon tennis player from 1977. Band formed in Amsterdam in 1986 and consists of Carol van Dyk (vocals and guitar), Peter Visser (guitar), Herman Bunskoeke (bass) and Berend Dubbe (drums), with their first album in 1992. Dubbe departed after some time and they have had numerous replacements. They have toured with Dinosaur Jr. and Counting Crows. While being quite successful in their homeland, they have yet to strike it big elsewhere, but they are still plodding away and hope to do so with this 9th studio effort. With the exception of a couple of tracks, it didn't click with me. Sort of reminds me of Belly.

I DO NOT LIKE THIS ALBUM

Worst Track - What They Call Love

Best Track - Change 4 Me

1) Deny All - 1.5 - video
YouTube - Bettie Serveert - Deny All (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gpa8f7kXnyA)
2) Semaphore - 1.5 - live
YouTube - Bettie Serveert - Semaphore (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=02b7bssSOWA)
3) Love Lee - 1.0 - live
YouTube - Bettie Serveert - The Pharmacy (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b6rUWTQboTM)
4) Mossie - 2.0 - live
YouTube - Bettie Serveert - Mossie (live bij Der Rudy op 3FM) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X2P0otN5VuU)
5) The Pharmacy - 1.5 - live
YouTube - Bettie Serveert - The Pharmacy (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b6rUWTQboTM)
6) Souls Travel - 1.0
7) Calling - 1.5
8) Change 4 Me - 2.5 - live
YouTube - Bettie Serveert - Change for me (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pyO9CjLFw2o)
9) What They Call Love - 1.0 - live
YouTube - Bettie Serveert - What They Call Love - Ontzettend Leiden 2009 - LVC (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JGCgyqVd4Jc)

Average Rating - 1.5

Music Head
03-04-2010, 22:34
listened online

http://image.allmusic.com/00/amg/cov200/drn500/n590/n59040rcjp5.jpg

Vermonters Kyle Thomas (aka King Tuff), Chris Weisman, and Ruth Garbus formed Happy Birthday in 2008. They got together to play a gig in their hometown of Brattleboro, and five gigs later were signed to Sub Pop to put out this debut. Sounds like a low budget enterprise to me. And the label went all out on that sleeve. That's not necessarily bad. but in this case only the last track did anything for me, and of course there is no clip for that. Pop/punk I guess I'd call this.

I DO NOT LIKE THIS ALBUM

Worst Track - Girls FM

Best Track - Fun

1) Girls FM - 1.0 - audio
YouTube - Happy Birthday - Girls Fm (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nDOcmKfdGsU)
2) Shy - 1.0
3) Cracked - 1.5 - audio
YouTube - Happy Birthday - Cracked (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kwXlQwk_y-k)
4) Perverted Girl - 1.0
5) Subliminal Message - 1.0 - audio
YouTube - Happy Birthday - Subliminal Message (not the video) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GzpGs4_kPZM)
6) Eyes Music - 1.0 - audio
YouTube - Happy Birthday - Eyes Music (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pjzix5jHVMM)
7) Maxine The Teenage Eskimo - 1.0 - audio
YouTube - Happy Birthday - Maxine The Teenage Eskimo (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eKZy-TdyX6Q)
8) I Want To Stay (I Run Away) - 1.0 - audio
YouTube - Happy Birthday - I Want To Stay (I Run Away) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v3sLHS0l6xg)
9) Pink Strawberry Shake - 1.0 - audio
YouTube - Happy Birthday - Pink Strawberry Shake (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M4b2Cv4IzI8)
10) Zit - 1.5 - audio
YouTube - Happy Birthday - Zit (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KnZCtKmikfE)
11) Fun - 2.0

Average Rating - 1.2

Music Head
04-04-2010, 09:55
listened online

http://image.allmusic.com/00/amg/cov200/drn600/n609/n60922x6l7c.jpg

Denmark based duo formed in 2009 by Robin Braun and Coco O. BBC DJ Gilles Peterson heard their self produced Slippin' and gave them some airplay leading to Plug research label signing them for this debut. A lot of genres mixed in here, pop/jazz/r&b/electronic, so when I'm that confused I end up here. Only thing I liked was Pressure, which I assume is the single since there is a video for it.

I DO NOT LIKE THIS ALBUM

Worst Track - Buster Keaton

Best Track - Pressure

1) Buster Keaton - 1.0
2) Slippin' - 1.5 - audio
YouTube - Quadron "Slippin" (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JIDQxYd83z0)
3) Day - 1.0 - audio
YouTube - Quadron / "Day" (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eunEciizlLg)
4) Jeans - 1.0 - audio
YouTube - Quadron Jeans (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_R_N0InpZ50)
5) Pressure - 2.0 - video
YouTube - Pressure by Quadron (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6uAGGw1v1kY)
6) Horse - 1.5
7) Average Fruit - 1.0 - audio
YouTube - Quadron - Average Fruit (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=InYDnSPaIUE)
8) Unpatience - 1.0
9) Far Cry - 1.5 - audio
YouTube - FAR CRY (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oZgE00A_dWs)
10) Tone - 1.0
11) Simili Life - 1.5 - audio
YouTube - Simili Life - Quadron (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mnHHKKn2wWs)

Average Rating - 1.3

Music Head
05-04-2010, 10:04
listened online

http://image.allmusic.com/00/amg/cov200/drn300/n368/n36870pm2i2.jpg

Debut from Canadian band consisting of Jeff Innes (guitar, vocals), Brandon Scott (guitar, vocals), Graham Jones (drums, vocals), and Adam Newton (bass). After recording the album, Newton has already departed to become a tattoo artist. Thanks for the support dude. They built up a following on the Canadian festival tour last year and hope to further that here. Nothing cutting edge here, with pretty much a pop feel, but not bad pop. Of what I've heard recently, Title Tracks comes to mind. It was actually pretty mediocre till I got towards the end, and wouldn't you know it, no clips for the last two.

I LIKE THIS ALBUM

Worst Track - Kumiko Song

Best Track - Loyal Man

1) Rather Be With You - 1.5 - audio
YouTube - Yukon Blonde - Rather Be With You (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wORYECGuA_0)
2) Blood Cops - 1.5 - audio
YouTube - Yukon Blonde - Blood Cops (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7uYrL0P2lbo)
3) Kumiko Song - 1.0 - audio
YouTube - Yukon Blonde - Kumiko Song (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eqv3Q2GgwAE)
4) Wind Blows - 2.0 - video
YouTube - Yukon Blonde "Wind Blows" (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kKUWpnQVZ0Y)
5) Trivial Fires - 1.0 - audio
YouTube - Yukon Blonde - Trivial Fires (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wQ9nVQ4f-9U)
6) Brides Song - 1.5 - audio
YouTube - Yukon Blonde - Brides Song (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ah2QLLYcAn4)
7) Babies Don't Like Blue Anymore - 1.5 - live
YouTube - Yukon Blonde - Babies Don't Like Blue Anymore (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HjhjxOFmLD4)
8) 1000 Years - 2.5 - live
YouTube - Yukon Blonde "1000 Years" - Streaming Cafe (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SIBSMSCeDVc)
9) Ghosts On Film - 2.5
10) Loyal Man - 3.0

Average Rating - 1.8

Music Head
07-04-2010, 09:58
listened online

http://image.allmusic.com/00/amg/cov200/drn400/n481/n48149ddsng.jpg

English band formed in 2003 and signed while playing in a local bar by the owner who also happened to own Domino Records. This is their third release for the label. Consisting of Sam Windett – vocals, guitar, Dorian Hobday – bass, guitar and Mark (aka Arp) Cleveland – drums. Mostly garage punk I guess, and nothing that interested me. Dont care for the distorted vocals. Sharks Tooth is the first single. Maybe some Black Rebel Motorcycle Club in here.

I DO NOT LIKE THIS ALBUM

Worst Track - You Have A Right To A Mountain Life/One Up On Yourself

Best Track - Run Gospel Singer

1) Magnetic Warrior - 1.5 - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kR3w_XZUsYI
2) Sharks Tooth - 1.0 - video
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=be-70wKAFgI
3) Hoola - 1.5 - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SJVW7tGzUH0
4) Wild Strawberries - 1.0 - video
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7iPWLH6GYRA
5) Chunk - 1.0 - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ezYBnwty8uw
6) You Have A Right To A Mountain Life/One Up On Yourself - 1.0 - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_4mq2PImekk
7) Bite It & Believe It - 1.5 - video
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=835T-E1LD7I
8) Hunt You Down - 1.5 - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WY8ovjlAOt8
9) Harness (Bliss) - 1.0 - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vA0OcGFRwNQ
10) Run Gospel Singer - 1.5 - video
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6v4VnNnEdpY

Average Rating - 1.3

Music Head
08-04-2010, 09:57
from my library (cd)

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/2/27/Blink181State.jpg/200px-Blink181State.jpg

Third release from the post-punkers and the first with drummer Travis Barker after Scott Raynor was given the boot. Signing by major label MCA did not change the sound. The album heightened the bands popularity as it reached #9 on the U.S. charts with the single of All The Small Things peaking at #6.

I LIKE THIS ALBUM

Worst Track - Dysentry Gary

Best Track - All The Small Things

All the, small things
True care, truth brings
I'll take, one lift
Your ride, best trip

Always, I know
You'll be at my show
Watching, waiting, commiserating

Say it ain't so, I will not go, turn the lights off, carry me home
Na, Na.......

Late night, come home
Work sucks, I know
She left me roses by the stairs
Surprises let me know she cares

Say it ain't so, I will not go, turn the lights off, carry me home
Na, Na......

Say it ain't so, I will not go, turn the lights off, carry me home
Keep your head still I'll be your thrill, the night will go on, my little
redmill
Say it ain't so, I will not go, turn the lights off, carry me home
Keep your head still, I'll be your thrill, the night will go on, the night will
go on, my little redmill


1) Dumpweed - *** - live
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wfJvpJkRafQ
2) Don't Leave Me - ** - live
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5vEkTeYhWqY
3) Aliens Exist - *** - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yda38oRlEfM
4) Going Away To College - *** - live
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RkgMa12pYEI
5) What's My Age Again? - * - video
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K7l5ZeVVoCA
6) Dysentry Gary - * - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gYog7aSma74
7) Adams Song - *** - video
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2MRdtXWcgIw
8) All The Small Things - *** - video
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Ht5RZpzPqw
9) The Party Song - * - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TROZL3iijvk
10) Mutt - ** - live
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1DJYHeSa4Zg
11) Wendy Clear - ** - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QIC6TQedvBE
12) Anthem - ** - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ZeXQ0exDMQ

3's - 5
2's - 4
1's - 3

Rating - 2.2

Music Head
08-04-2010, 18:12
listened online

http://image.allmusic.com/00/amg/cov200/drn600/n640/n64040ndzun.jpg

Debut release from California all girl group trying to bring back that garage rock pop sound. They failed. Tapes were sent to former Go-Go's, Blondie producer Richard Gottehrer, who got them signed to Sub-Pop. I would have expected more. The band was not formed till after this recording and all this was put together by front girl Dee Dee. Must be in the bathroom, which I guess is Sub-Pops thing. Just too lo-fi for me. Plus every track sounds pretty much the same. Not a bad cover of a Sonny and Cher song though.

I DO NOT LIKE THIS ALBUM

Worst Track - Bhang, Bhang, I'm A Burnout

Best Track - Blank Girl

1) It Only Takes One Night - 1.5 - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O1wefQm533s
2) Bhang, Bhang, I'm A Burnout - 1.0 - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JD3AwqbJh-o
3) O Mein M - 1.0
4) Jail La La - 1.0 - live
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3qjmofkZQg0
5) Rest of Our Lives - 1.5 - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F61Xr2E5sUg
6) Yours Alone - 1.5 - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V-znktNUohU
7) Blank Girl - 2.0 - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KEcDOTkI4W8
8) I Will Be - 1.0
9) Lines Her Eyes - 1.5 - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_UdRftbFwwg
10) Everybody's Out - 1.0 - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M8nRhaeczv0
11) Baby Don't Go - 1.5 - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nWIhAjI1G5k

Average Rating - 1.3

Music Head
09-04-2010, 10:11
listened online

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/5/5c/Allingoodtimefrontcover.jpg/200px-Allingoodtimefrontcover.jpg

The ninth album from the Canadian ladies and the first after the departure of founding member Steven Page. Although Page was their lead vocalist, that duty was shared with Ed Robertson, who picks up the slack rather nicely singing lead on most tracks here, with keyboardist Kevin Hearn and bassist Jim Creeggan on the others. While the novelty band tag will undoubtedly stick to these guys, with tracks like Four Seconds, they are doing their best to be taken serious on most of this. First single of the beautiful You Run Away is the gem here for me, with a few other really nice tracks.

I LIKE THIS ALBUM

Worst Track - Summertime

Best Track - You Run Away

You run away
You could turn and stay
But you run away from me

I tried to be your brother
You cried and ran for cover
I made a mess, who doesnít
I did my best but it wasnít enough

You run away
You could turn and stay
But you run away from me

Iíll give you something can cry about
One thing you should try it out
Hold a mirror shoulder high
When youíre older look you in the eye
When youíre older look you in the eye

I tried but you tried harder
I lied but you lied smarter
You made me guess who was it
I did my best but it wasnít enough

OOOOHHHHHHHOOOHHH

You run away
You could turn and stay
But you run away from me

You run away (I tried to be your brother)
You could turn and stay (You cried and ran for cover)
But you run away from me (I made a mess, who doesnít, I did my best but it wasnít enough)

But thatís not something to cry about (crrryyyy!)
Itís not something to lie about

You run away (I tried to be your brother)
You could turn and stay (You cried and ran for cover)
But you run away from me (I made a mess, who doesnít, I did my best but it wasnít enough)


1) You Run Away - 3.0 - live
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-BakmkmXmlA[/URL]
2) Summertime - 1.0 - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=33X8kw6b4Qk (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=upFR8xzIpbM)
3) Another Heartbreak - 2.0 - audio
[URL]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NLDvpIC2Sa4
4) Four Seconds - 1.5 - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mztZO4KGeA8
5) On The Lookout - 2.0 - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LEr1yKkaDnM
6) Ordinary - 1.5 - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JfpfyZGkA5Q
7) I Have Learned - 2.0 - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KG8Nnalm5oU
8) Every Subway Car - 2.5 - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cMyFpddfjC0
9) Jerome - 2.5 - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ME69Fm0I25Q
10) How Long - 1.0
11) Golden Boy - 2.0 - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mjom45k1fsM
12) I Saw It - 2.0 - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W1shlXcpIGc
13) The Love We're In - 1.5 - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KkDv3MLHuyo
14) Watching The Northern Lights - 2.0 - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=spTdhOkjOcg

Average Rating - 1.9

Music Head
10-04-2010, 10:46
from my library (digital)

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/d/d2/Yeah-yeah-yeahs-its-blitz.jpg/200px-Yeah-yeah-yeahs-its-blitz.jpg

Will have to pick up the hard copy of this at some point. Third release from this NYC band formed in 2000 with vocalist and pianist Karen O, guitarist and keyboardist Nick Zinner and drummer Brian Chase, who are complemented in live performances by second guitarist David Pajo, who joined as a touring member in 2009 and replaced Imaad Wasif who had previously held this role. Produced by Nick Launey (Nick Cave, Arcade Fire, Talking Heads). I had heard a few tracks off of the previous album and liked them, so I had high hopes here, and they were not denied for a change. A little heavy on the electronic side, but I got over it. Love Karens vocals and she's fun to watch. Not too dramatic, but keeps you watching. Have seen them on various shows. This album was grammy nominated for best alt album of 2009. I know, that's supposed to be a bad thing, but in this case, they got it right. The album reached #22 on the U.S. charts.

I LOVE THIS ALBUM

Worst Track - Dull Life

Best Track - Hysteric

No Longer No Longer
What You Ask
Strange Steps
Heels Turned Black
The cinders the cinders
They light the path
Of these strange steps
Take us back take us back

Flow sweetly hang heavy
You suddenly complete me
You suddenley complete me
Flow sweetly hang heavy
You suddenly complete me
You suddenly complete me

Oh oh aaayyy
Oh oh ayyee
Hysteric
Oh oh aaayyy
Oh oh ayeee
Hysterical

No wonder no wonder,
Other half, strange steps
Heels turned black.
The cinders they splinter
And light the path
Of these strange steps
Trace us back trace us back

Flow sweetly hang heavy
You suddenly complete me
You suddenly complete me
Flow sweetly hang heavy
You suddenly complete me
You suddenly complete me

Hysteric
Hysteric
Hysteric
Hysteric
Hysteric
Hysterical.

1) Zero - *** - live
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P8m55NDHvPY
2) Heads Will Roll - *** - video
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=auzfTPp4moA
3) Soft Shock - ** - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VqyqHZEDbRI
4) Skeletons - *** - video
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ZnIDwnWJtA
5) Dull Life - * - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JGKefxnyT6E
6) Shame And Fortune - ** - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V_mveq8NYLY
7) Runaway - *** - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-QqArc12juQ
8) Dragon Queen - ** - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LzEdAwT_Jh4
9) Hysteric - *** - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fqKjIquR5Bc
10) Little Shadow - *** - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jXfFH-7g1cs

3's - 5
2's - 4
1's - 1

Rating - 2.5

Iota
10-04-2010, 21:54
Godspeed You! Black Emperor - East Hastings

REUNION! YAHTZEE!

Music Head
11-04-2010, 10:18
listened online

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/3/3b/SlowClubYeahSo.jpg/200px-SlowClubYeahSo.jpg

Brit band formed in 2006 consisting of Charles Watson and Rebecca Taylor with their debut album. Got their start doing jingles for commercials and a couple of ep's. While the slower tracks have a folk/rock sound with some nice harmonies, the up tempo numbers really rock. A good mixture of tempo. The name similarity leads me to a Slow Season comparison on the slower tracks. A lot of indecisive tracks for me, thus the .5's, meaning with more play they would surely move up. Giving Up On Love is the first single.

I LIKE THIS ALBUM

Worst Track - Because We're Dead

Best Track - Sorry About The Doom

I agree, you were right to say weíre doomed
Cause there isnít a chance that Iíll get to be in your arms soon
Cause Iím back on the road now
And there is nothing that we can do
I have to find a way to make the days pass soon

We spend our time looking for which one fits best
And in the morning I am waking
And Iím wondering how itís me who ended up like this
Cause Iím the one who said it would be easy
Now Iím the one whose feeling worst
Cause I agreed that I would never be put first

And I know
Your heart is beating slow
And out of time with mine
So now Iíll say goodbye

1) When I Go - 2.5 - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LPb9vhK3cY4
2) Giving Up On Love - 1.5 - live
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ImjP5jNhPoM
3) I Was Unconscious, It Was A Dream - 1.5 - live
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r_LG2XWK86Q
4) It Doesn't Have To Be Beautiful, Unless It's Beautiful - 2.0 - video
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p9akkn2hrgs
5) The Is No Good Way To Say I'm Leaving You - 1.5 - live
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PWkMMvbfFqI
6) Trophy Room - 1.5 - video
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r2dZSHToVGc
7) Because We're Dead - 1.0 - video
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AkH9hfkCbDc
8) Dance Till The Morning Light - 1.5 - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JGlulic6BwU
9) Sorry About The Doom - 2.5 - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PDmDjx8i8J0
10) Come On Youth - 1.5 - video
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cq9jwMY0zQY
11) Apples And Pairs - 1.5 - live
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j8CQaHGuU6Q
12) Our Most Brilliant Friends - 2.0 - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DIFDD79ED7c

Average Rating - 1.7

Iota
11-04-2010, 13:15
Crash Worship - Fiebre de Atarantado

Iota
11-04-2010, 20:59
Godspeed You! Black Emperor - Sleep

bryce
13-04-2010, 21:33
hello tomorrow by zebra head. very punk-esc

Iota
13-04-2010, 21:59
You mean '-esque'? More like pop-esque, amirite?

Music Head
14-04-2010, 09:53
listened online

http://image.allmusic.com/00/amg/cov200/drn600/n657/n65716uw2km.jpg

Wallflowers, son of Bob, how do you live up to those expectations? A damn good attempt here, with his second solo album. I guess the Wallflowers are gone for now, as their contract has expired. That leaves Jakob to pursue, probably whatever he wishes. Some background vocals from Neko Case and produced by T-Bone Burnett here. Jakob switches to Wallflowers producer T-Bone after trying out Rick Rubin on the first solo effort. Mostly good songs here for me with only one track that I didn't care at all for. A couple of good studio live clips on #'s 1 and 5. The others are not too good. No audio clips due to those stupid youtube restrictions.

I LIKE THIS ALBUM

Worst Track - Standing Eight Count

Best Track - Nothing But The Whole Wide World

Nothing but the whole wide world to gain
nothing, nothing
Got nothing but the whole wide world to gain
nothing, nothing
Got nothing but the whole wide, whole wide world to gain
Iím here on the blacktop
The sun in my eyes
Women and country on my mind
Bolting me out
Over the borderline
Now thereís no more love loss and no more shame
No more digging holes or graves
Nothing to lose but rivets and chains
Got nothing but the whole wide world to gain
Nothing but the whole wide world to gain
nothing, nothing
Got nothing but the whole wide world to gain
nothing, nothing
Got nothing but the whole wide, whole wide world to gain
Was born in a stable and built like an ox
Down in the pastures I learned how to walk
Mama, she raised me to sing and just let Ďem talk
Said no rich manís worth his weight in dust
Bury him down same as theyíll do us
God wants us busy, never giving up
He wants nothing but the whole wide world for us
Nothing but the whole wide world for us
nothing, nothing
Well thereís nothing but the whole wide world for us
nothing, nothing
Well thereís nothing but the whole wide, whole wide world for us
We ainít got no money, canít get no love
Never was too good at either of Ďem
Iím here for adventure whichever way it comes
But what good is an angel that wonít catch up
Free falling now and Iím ready enough
I give my tears and I give my blood
I give nothing but the whole wide world for one
Nothing but the whole wide world for one
nothing, nothing
Give nothing but the whole wide world for one
nothing, nothing
Give nothing but the whole wide, whole wide world for one

1) Nothing But The Whole Wide World - 3.0 - live
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9J8IlQQoyHQ
2) Down On Our Own Shield - 2.0 - live
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GXAI_vk6ZyI
3) Lend A Hand - 2.5 - live
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-U77IzefcXE
4) We Don't Live Here Anymore - 2.0
5) Everybody's Hurting - 2.0 - live
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f0PhFXYUKaY
6) Yonder Come The Blues - 1.5
7) Holy Rollers For Love - 2.0 - live
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WnJ1nOtQ2Xs
8) Truth For A Truth - 2.5
9) They've Trapped Us Boys - 2.5 - live
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ATKBT5F2gz0
10) Smile When You Call Me That - 2.0
11) Standing Eight Count - 1.0 - live
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R4ykdFF7hW0

Average Rating - 2.1

CMB1888
14-04-2010, 20:46
General Fiasco - Buildings

a local band I saw a couple of years ago and I was unimpressed. But they got a record deal and have just released this first CD. Still unimpressed.

JonG
16-04-2010, 02:14
http://static.rateyourmusic.com/album_images/59ac78608b4953a91008cb1dd048c73a/2612056.jpg

Magic Lantern - Dark Cicadas from Platoon [Not Not Fun Records, 2010]

I'm sure this drone/psych-rock has been done a million times over since 1969. Still this is damn fine. From the label:

"... a monstrous hot-rod cruise into screaming dual wah distortions powered by the poker faced Gavin/Chip rhythm section and splattered with jazzy freak-out organ and the occasional Stallones echo yelp. "

Music Head
17-04-2010, 10:05
listened online

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/8/84/Out_of_Our_Minds.jpg/200px-Out_of_Our_Minds.jpg

Canadian, former Hole Bassist, out with her second solo album. Briefly a member of Smashing Pumpkins. Five years since the first solo effort, Melissa also has a gig as a professional photographer, but I guess the music came calling. This is supposed to be a concept album about Vikings and Nordic myths, although I wouldn't have known that without reading it. Not too bad with one outstanding track, which of course there is no clip for. The title track is the first single.

I LIKE THIS ALBUM

Worst Track - This Would Be Paradise

Best Track - Meet Me (On The Dark Side)

Proof...
Truth...
Oooh (x2)
Suspect and projected
I have wounded
Truth be told, I've been bad
Ashamed to blame
horrified and over me I listened, I listened
I listened my love
Mister, punish me
I love thee
I'm guilty, I'm guilty, I'm guilty my love
Chorus
Meet me on the darkside
enter from the inside
meet me on the darkside
enter from the inside
he left me overseas
I turn to a mouth I could please
everyone has a dark side
why don't you like mine
Shame...
Blame...
Sentence to life
Imprisoned by fate
Shame blame, here's the shame game
but I will love again
Chorus
Cross my heart, it's par for
the course of love
of love
It was locality morality dictating prison trap
I was following, grazing, wasting, accepting in my good girl suit
i was lying and cheating, sucking and kissing in my bad girl boots
Do you swear to tell the truth?
And nothing but?
NoÖ
I will love again
with my good, and my bad parts
Chorus
Meet me on the darkside
enter from the inside
(repeat)

1) The Hunt - 1.0
2) Out Of Our Minds - 1.5 - video
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qSn-K8JhrvM
3) Isis Speaks - 2.0
4) Lead Horse - 1.0
5) Follow The Map - 2.0
6) 22 Below - 2.5 - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gucrFqGAa3c
7) Meet Me (On The Dark Side) - 3.0
8) This Would Be Paradise - 1.0 - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZwhTU7Y6k50
9) Fathers Grave - 1.5
10) The Key - 2.0 - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NuU5-0yak3I
11) The One - 1.5
12) 1000 Years - 2.0

Average Rating - 1.8

Tiggi
17-04-2010, 17:00
http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41GX953317L._SL500_AA300_.jpg

Billy Corgan's first post-Pumpkins project. Fairly well panned on release, but I think it stands up to scrutiny.

As you'd expect, not much different to Smashing Pumpkins

&

Bat For Lashes - Fur & Gold

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51kmO%2BIdgCL._SL500_AA300_.jpg

First outing for Natascha Khan, and it comes across as similar to Kate Bush or Tori Amos - plenty of piano - but a fair bit weirder.

Good album for a sunny afternoon in the garden...

JonG
17-04-2010, 17:13
http://images.nymag.com/images/2/daily/2010/03/20100330_lcdsoundsystem_250x250.jpg

LCD Soundsystem - All I Want from This Is Happening [DFA, 2010]

This is my favorite song from the new album. I might just purchase the CD when it is available in May. I own the two previous ones. They are the only current act that borrows heavily from the Factory Records crew that I actually like.

Music Head
17-04-2010, 20:55
listened online

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/f/f3/MGMT_Congratulations.jpg/200px-MGMT_Congratulations.jpg

New Yorkers Ben Goldwasser and Andrew VanWyngarden formed MGMT in 2005 and were signed to Columbia a year later. The first album was a world wide smash, more so in the U.K. and Australia than the U.S. Going to be hard to follow that up. Muisc from the first album was all over the tv shows and movies. They've sure had the positive press and even multiple Grammy nominations. They didn't win so they should be safe from that jinx. The duo does not plan on any singles from this album, as they want it to be heard in its entirety. That's the way I feel about most albums. I was sort of disappointed here. I never heard the entire first album, but loved what I did hear, and nothing on this seems to equal that, except maybe the title track. Of course there is that growing on you factor, and this does meet my buy ranking, so I just may end up with a copy someday.

I LIKE THIS ALBUM

Worst Track - Song For Dan Treacy

Best Track - Congratulations

Dead in the water
It's not a paid vacation
The sons and daughters of city officials
Attend demonstrations
It's hardly a sink or swim
When all is well if the ticket sells

Out with a wimper
It's not a blaze of glory
You look down from your temple
As people endeavor to make it a story
And chisel a marble word
But all is lost if it's never heard

But I've got someone to make reports
That tell me how my money's spent
To book my stays and draw my blinds
So I can't see what's really there
And all I need's a great big congratulations

I'll keep your dreams
You pay attention for me
As strange as it seems
I'd rather dissolve than have you ignore me
The ground may be moving fast
But I tied my boots to a broken mast

The difference is clear
You throw it in your cauldron
Rust and veneer, dusk and dawn
Steinways and Baldwins
You start with a simple stock of all the waste
And salt to taste

But damn my luck and damn these friends
That keep on combing back their smiles
I save my grace with half-assed guilt
And lay down the quilt upon the lawn
Spread my arms and soak up congratulations

1) It's Working - 1.5 - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eoFKYca8GKY
2) Song For Dan Treacy - 1.0 - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ax6sEOrKdeY
3) Someone's Missing - 1.5 - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EEV5nADIqx8
4) Flash Delirium - 2.0 - video
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QvSMp7T2Kes
5) I Found A Whistle - 2.0 - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zs4aOcjiSKo
6) Siberian Breaks - 2.0 - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WRbONAbVpS8
7) Brian Eno - 1.0 - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mkS6x7ihljc
8) Lady Dada's Nightmare - 1.5 - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W0rLqDZiSmo
9) Congratulations - 2.5 - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=teQKGj2obIE

Average Rating - 1.7

Music Head
18-04-2010, 09:50
listened online

http://image.allmusic.com/00/amg/cov200/drn500/n557/n55766rktuo.jpg

Atlanta native Katherine King out with her fifth album. Originally an acoustic folkie, over the years she has transitioned into a rocker. Starting out as a drummer, her natural guitar skills have taken over. So she is a chameleon of sorts. She has guested on various artists albums, Tegan & Sara and the Foo Fighters, who she has toured with. Dave Grohl is a big fan. Producing a song for Miley Cyrus doesn't do much for the street cred, but hey, we can't all have good taste. Despite the hype, this didn't do much for me. With three instrumentals, meant to promote here guitar skills, and flat vocals, it just left me as usual, wondering what I was missing. With the exception of 2 good tracks, not for me.

Worst Track - Everything Has An End, Even Sadness

Best Track - Sunnyside

I wake up every morning, stretch my arms out wide
Splits my chest right open & I put my heart back inside
You used to keep it in a jar, but this metaphor has gone to far
& now it's just a work of art
On my wall & in my mind

When you get the courage, you'll swim beyond the waves
& the stillness of the ocean, will make all fear go away
Yeah, I fucked up good & well & you put me through ******* hell
But good luck finding someone, who can love you better than I

I wanted to be tangled up in someone long & blonde
So honest in my belief that nothing would go wrong
but now all we can say we have, are some photographs & a wiener dog
That chews up everything I love & all the things you left behind

You're the girl, I lost in Sunnyside
You're the girl, I lost in Sunnyside
You're the girl, I lost in Sunnyside
You're the girl, I lost to Sunnyside

1) The Betrayer - 1.5 - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n8jm7M7Dm4E
2) Spit It Back In My Mouth - 1.5 - live
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AKz6YUl5_BY
3) Everything Has An End, Even Sadness - 1.0 - live
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XOnWU3cIvPI
4) Falling Day - 1.5 - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dTmJBbGaHY8
5) The Hoopers Of Hudspeth - 1.5 - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=itLP2AtDca4
6) My Nerves That Committed Suicide - 1.0 - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CgwaVc21kTk
7) Communist Friends - 2.0 - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RvzXAOpjvBU
8) Hallucinations From My Poisonous German Streets - 1.5 - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cCP-MG5-8dk
9) Death Head - 1.0 - live
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4KTuQn3RmXM
10) Sloan Shore - 1.0 - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wG08jSFdw8w
11) Sunnyside - 2.0 - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E9jXFN85ZSA

Average Rating - 1.4

Music Head
18-04-2010, 21:58
listened online

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/a/a0/Shame_Shame.jpg/200px-Shame_Shame.jpg

Philadelphia band formed in 2001, consisting of Toby Leaman (vocals, bass), Scott McMicken (vocals, lead guitar), Frank McElroy (rhythm guitar), Zach Miller (keyboard), and Eric Slick (drums). This is their 7th album, first on new label ANTI. Each album has sold progressively better. They have toured with My Morning Jacket and Wilco. This is the first I have heard the band and I rather like this album. A little retro sounding, but catchy and lyrically interesting, with 8 of the 11 tracks getting a passing grade and even a love track on first listen. That's rare for me. I hear a little Band Of Horses in some of this. Shadow People is the first single.

Worst Track - Where'd All The Time Go

Best Track - Jackie Wants A Black Eye

Jackie wants a black eye
Some proof that she's been hit
And John wants the answers
But the questions just don't quit
And we're sitting in the rain
And we're feeling like the weather.
You could say that we're alone
But we're lonely together

We're all in it together now
As we all fall apart
And we're swapping little pieces
Of our broken little hearts.

Jackie is jumping in the quicksand
But it isn't what you think.
She's safe because she knows
The more you fight, the more you sink
And John is following the black cloud
To keep him from the sun.
So he bends over now
Something has finally begun.

And we're all in it together now
As we all fall apart
And we're swapping little pieces
Of our broken little hearts.

And we've been hurting so long
That our pleasure is our pain.
Are we madly in love
Or are we madly insane?
When yesterday's love defines you
And today that love is gone
Tomorrow keeps you guessing
The roller coaster is rolling on.

And we're all in it together now
As we all fall apart
And we're swapping little pieces
Of our broken little hearts.
And we're all in it together now
As we all fall apart
And we're swapping little pieces
Of our broken little hearts.

1) Stranger - 1.5 - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6yMe4Qf9nrg
2) Shadow People - 2.5 - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oaOc3Krw3EQ
3) Station - 2.0
4) Unbearable Why - 2.0
5) Where'd All The Time Go - 1.0 - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M0f5MHtm63k
6) Later - 2.0 - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B3tZ1M7Eyjs
7) I Only Wear Blue - 2.0 - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tsf01X4fQCY
8) Someday - 2.0 - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9LdSYLh5g_o
9) Mirror Mirror - 2.0 - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JyA-Vax7ye4
10) Jackie Wants A Black Eye - 3.0 - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bVKfi7Rs0T4
11) Shame, Shame - 1.5

Average Rating - 2.0

tonywoosnam
19-04-2010, 00:26
Dark Side Of The Moon - say no more

Music Head
19-04-2010, 21:26
listened online

http://image.allmusic.com/00/amg/cov200/drn300/n369/n36916lz10k.jpg

Formed in 2008 in Queens New York by frontman Judah Dadone who enlisted the help of fellow musicians Kevin Read, Doris Cellar, Jake Hyman, and Chuck Criss who all use a variety of instruments to put forth some very interesting tunes. Check out that first clip for a trip. Americas answer to Arcade Fire maybe? I could always use more of that. From performing in the subways to putting out this teaser. Too many instrumentals, but I have to get over those.

I LIKE THIS ALBUM

Worst Track - Danse Flat

Best Track - Generator Second Floor

And I could never tell as a kid
What that window door went to
Only told to stay away
I almost had an accident at age 6
When I found the key in the attic
And now the smell of these wood frames
Is the only sense I've left
So as you pull me from the bed
Tell me I look stunning and cadaverous
And since you are my friend
I would ask that you lower me down slow
And tell the man in the black cloak
He doesn't need to trouble his good soul
With those latin conjugations
And if it's all the same to them
You should tell your gathering friends
Please not to purse their faces grim
On such a lovely sunday
Don't fix my smile, life is long enough
We will put this flesh into the ground again

1) Generator 1st Floor - 2.5 - live
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hpvQXovrzyQ&NR=1
2) Hannah - 2.5 - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EJiCsJZ1kvU
3) Location - 2.0
4) Channels - 1.0
5) Starring - 1.0 - live
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NTK21NbzppM
6) Kilojoules - 2.0
7) Broken Horse - 1.5 - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sZPvp-HRRYQ
8) Danse Flat - 1.0
9) Ghosting - 2.0 - live
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uZwzwxA-Sqs
10) We Could Be Friends - 2.0 - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g09WSFuSnF0
11) Vessels - 1.0
12) Generator 2nd Floor - 2.5 - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y1KJs_tiL5o
13) The Great Estates - 2.0 - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SZkoYWIjFZ8

Average Rating - 1.8

Music Head
20-04-2010, 10:44
listened online

http://image.allmusic.com/00/amg/cov200/drn600/n694/n69436veqyn.jpg

Canadian roving garage band member who goes by numerous alias's, most notably BBQ, with his second solo album. Started in a band called Spaceshits, known for their violent stage shows on the Montreal circuit. I guess he grew up at some point and formed his own label to record local bands he liked. That would include himself for this one. Although there were a lot of borderline tracks, I found nothing I liked. Garage music I guess.

I DO NOT LIKE THIS ALBUM

Worst Track - Icicles

Best Track - I Am The End

1) Icicles - 1.0 - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PLbz8Haiy_U
2) Don't Look Back - 1.0
3) Ten Of Hearts - 1.5
4) Status - 1.0
5) I Get Nothin' From My Girl - 1.5
6) Go Berserk - 1.5
7) I Am The End - 1.5 - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FSEdXyzGFTo
8) Misery's Upon Us - 1.5 - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cqzYCOSXfss
9) I'll Be Lovin' You - 1.5 - live
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SmXHm2Yc2KM
10) Waiting For Me - 1.0
11) Just To Hold You - 1.0
12) Catastrophe - 1.0
13) Nobody But You - 1.0

Average Rating - 1.2

Music Head
20-04-2010, 17:59
from my library (digital)

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/9/95/Weezer-Raditude.jpg/200px-Weezer-Raditude.jpg

Seventh album from the L.A. party dudes who started in 1992. Only have one other album which is the debut, and haven't heard any of the others entirely. As usual, the single off of this album of (If You're Wondering If I Want You To) I Want You To, I did not even care for at first. Of course after a few 100 radio and tv plays it sort of grew on me. That was released back in August, and I don't understand the lack of a follow up. But what do I know? I'm just a consumer. There are three tracks on here I love, but they'll probably never see the light of day as singles. My favorite is Can't Stop Partying even if it does feature Lil Wayne. That oughta give 'em some street cred. Maybe they inspired him to do that sucky rock album.

I LIKE THIS ALBUM

Worst Track - Love Is The Answer

Best Track - Can't Stop Partying

I can't stop partying, partying
I can't stop partying, partying
I gotta have Patron, I gotta have the beat
I gotta have a lot of pretty girls around me

Oh, I can't stop partying, partying
I can't stop, partying, partying
I gotta have the cars, I gotta have the jewels
and if you was me, honey, you would do it too

Monday to Sunday I hit all the clubs
And everybody know me when I pull up
I got the real big posse with me, yeah I'm deep
And if u lookin for me I'm in vip

Just follow the smoke; they're bringing bottles of the goose
And all the girls in the corner getting loose
Screw rehab I love my addiction
No sleep no sleep I am always on a mission

Cuz I can't stop partying, partying
I can't stop partying, partying
I gotta have Patron, I gotta have the beat
I gotta have a lot of pretty girls around me

Oh, I can't stop partying, partying
I can't stop, partying, partying
I gotta have the cars, I gotta have the jewels
and if you was me, honey, you would do it too

(Lil Wayne)

Uh party like tomorrow is my funeral
Gotta stop mixin alcohol with pharmaceuticals
And the unusual is the fuckin usual
Man my life is beautiful and my girls are mutual

Okay bitch, it's weezer and it's weezy, Upside-down MTV
Please don't shoot me down because i'm an endangered species
It's the days of our lives but my night just started
I pray the killer doesn't take the life of the party

(Rivers Cuomo)

Cuz I can't stop partying, partying
I can't stop partying, partying
I gotta have Patron, I gotta have the beat
I gotta have a lot of pretty girls around me

Oh, I can't stop partying, partying
I can't stop, partying, partying
I gotta have the cars, I gotta have the jewels
and if you was me, honey, you would do it too

Oh
(Can't stop, Can't Stop the partying)
(Can't stop, Can't Stop the partying)
(Can't stop, Can't Stop the partying)
(Can't stop, Can't Stop the partying)
(Can't stop, Can't Stop the partying)
(Can't stop, Can't Stop the partying)
(Can't stop, Can't Stop the partying)
(Can't stop, Can't Stop the partying)

1) (If You're Wondering If I Want You To) I Want You To - ** - video
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cDIzMGh94vo
2) I'm Your Daddy - ** - video
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qu0b_W6KLOE&feature=fvst
3) The Girl Got Hot - *** - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gdpw-ZkRXm4
4) Can't Stop Partying - *** - live
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=it6DjTy_dHo
5) Put Me Back Together - ** - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y_SCVHWpwrY
6) Tripping Down The Freeway - ** - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LUCEVQ0x2D8
7) Love Is The Answer - * - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rD_53jRElEY
8) Let It All Hang Out - ** - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IhOmgq_p5q8
9) In The Mall - * - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U_iZqU2dvRs
10) I Don't Want To Let You Go - *** - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HQAk26dT8k0

Rating - 2.1

CMB1888
20-04-2010, 19:51
Frank Turner - Hold Your Tongue

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KvrwpqT7etM

Not his best song but I really like how you can see the roots of later work in this. I love intelligent song-writing.

Music Head
21-04-2010, 09:58
listened online

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/c/cf/Blueskynoise.jpg/200px-Blueskynoise.jpg

Philadelphia band formed in 2004. On new label Atlantic for this third release, after nice reviews for the last one, which reached #24 on the U.S. charts. David Bottrill of Tool, Muse fame takes over the production chores. Some very good music on here, if I could just get by those screeching vocals of Anthony Green (Geddy Lee on steroids). As of now, I can't. Could be a break out but not for me.

I DO NOT LIKE THIS ALBUM

Worst Track - Compendium

Best Track - Frozen Creek

Up on the pebble driveway
There sits a house
It's the loneliest place

I haven't spent much time there
I wasn't allowed
It just didn't feel right

I open both of my eyes
Still see an empty place, so empty

But if I keep them closed
And there's still a chance, that something is out there

But it's all built upon a burial ground
It just doesn't feel right
It just doesn't feel right

I made a promise to you long ago
That I'd do anything to keep this home

On top the frozen creek
I would love to take you there
Swear it froze through me
On top the frozen creek, oh

Up on the pebble driveway
There sits a house
But its the loneliest place

I haven't spent much time there
I wasn't allowed
It just didn't seem right

If I open both of my eyes
Still see an empty place, so empty

But if I keep them closed
Then there's still the chance
That someone is out there

But it's all built upon a burial ground
It just doesn't feel right
It just doesn't seem right

I made a promise to you long ago
That I'd do anything to save this home

On top the frozen creek
I would love to take you there
Swear it froze through me
On top the frozen creek

I would love to take you there
I would love to take you there
I would love to take you there

1) Strange Terrain - 1.0 - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vQ1XjWWVUJE
2) Get Out - 1.0 - video
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w0wRuCgIFmU
3) Glass Arrows - 1.5 - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gJuaYrBHG2U
4) I Felt Free - 2.0 - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ROr9HTmfCY
5) Imaginary Enemy - 1.5 - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pFY_ahPZmzs
6) Through The Desert Alone - 1.0 - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SNbDpF9hzZk
7) Frozen Creek - 2.0 - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MfPKugH77h0
8) Fever Dreams - 1.5 - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XBQ-LgJj9Vw
9) Spirit Of The Stairwell - 2.0 - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=amgYPbKBbcA
10) The Longest Mile - 1.5 - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7vGHdiZSWdo
11) Compendium - 1.0 - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JYAnQ3mHPWo
12) Dyed In The Wool - 1.5 - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UBwVRw6K63M

Average Rating - 1.5

Tiggi
23-04-2010, 18:28
http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/412CXFTJNRL._SL500_AA300_.jpg

Brighton Alternative Folk/Rock band.

This album captures the sound of a live band better than any I can think of.

&

Talking Heads - Talking Heads: 77

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/318QRMR7TGL._SL500_AA300_.jpg

Debut from a band that got it right most of the time, and packed it in before they sullied their reputation.

Sounds remarkably fresh for a 33 year old album.

Fa fa fa fa fa fa fa fa fa far better

Run run run run run run run away...

&

Garbage - Beautiful Garbage

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51760RAJ2QL._SL500_AA300_.jpg

I know a lot of people dismiss this band, but I've always liked them. This one wasn't great at first, but it's certainly grown on me over time.

Tricked-up Alternative Rock.

JonG
24-04-2010, 00:31
Garbage - Beautiful Garbage
I forgot all about this band. That's a 90's flash-back for me!

Tiggi
24-04-2010, 16:13
http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41qYPVaYaZL._SL500_AA300_.jpg

The UK's favourite bunch of young upstarts, it seems.

I've sung the praises of head honcho & songwriter Alex Turner before, and it looks like I'm doing it again.

Fine, energetic Alt Rock...

Music Head
25-04-2010, 10:59
listened online

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/3/31/Travellers_in_Space_and_Time_cover_art.jpg/200px-Travellers_in_Space_and_Time_cover_art.jpg

Formed in 1992 in Colorado with members from various places through the incarnation. Robert Schneider is the frontman and the only remaining member from the original lineup. This is the bands seventh studio album. The first I have heard. While they tout the Beach Boys and other 60's era groups as influences, I can't help but detect the ELO loud and clear. Maybe that wasn't apparent on earlier albums, but it is here. Started out not too good for me, but there were a few tracks later on that were catchy. Schneiders sometimes squeaky vocals are a little grating, but my ears adjusted. It is obvious that the lead vocals on my favorite track and the next, are not the same person. Either that or some recording genius screwed with the vocal track on those or the squeaky ones.

I DO NOT LIKE THIS ALBUM

Worst Track - C.P.U.

Best Track - Next Year At About The Same Time

1) The Code - 1.0 - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LG8AMd4Ur_U
2) Dream About The Future - 1.0 - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vu4EE0N2a_Q
3) Hey Elevator - 1.5 - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r4KiWBNzhas
4) Strange Solar System - 1.0 - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LlxzY0X7jyk
5) Dance Floor - 1.0 - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R6-m6ZgD670
6) C.P.U. - 1.0 - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aCUr6tKoBTc
7) No One In The World - 1.5 - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HgtPAct6om4
8) Dignified Dignitary - 1.5 - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pSxze5LPgyc
9) No Vacation - 1.5 - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U0w3Ck6HAOE
10) Told You Once - 1.0 - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=du3RuHZdJ7M
11) It's All Right - 1.5 - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2kfTRlS-XUo
12) Next Year At About The Same Time - 2.0 - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=stPT5THcW98
13) Floating In Space - 2.0 - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LNHLHV01yhE
14) Nobody But You - 2.0 - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bEbXlTaOMIU
15) Wings Away - 1.5 - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aZHdh5fzj74
16) Time Pilot - 1.0 - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SCsbdP2bJ8Y

Average Rating - 1.4

Music Head
25-04-2010, 22:24
from my library (digital)

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/d/d1/Idolsofexile.jpg/200px-Idolsofexile.jpg

Canadian member of Broken Social Scene does some night work on the side. This was his third solo album, which received wide critical acclaim. This was one of my wild card purchases, not having heard much by him. Listened to the latest album online and liked a few things, so took a fly on this one. Hard to put a tag on the guy, indie being the closest, with some country/folk flavor. Three really great tracks.

I LIKE THIS ALBUM

Worst Track - Tinsel And Sawdust

Best Track - Hangover Days

It was in your basement apartment
with all of its earth and sea
making love on the carpet
under the light of the tv
outside the sour moon minstrels
shook their dark tambourines
the morning came in sinister
well window light menacing
with clouds up above and clouds down
below
killing time but it won't stand still
you said you never make a promise
that you can keep
I thanked you for being honest
you said, don't pull that shit on me
these are the hangover days
of frosted glass and metallic gleam
all the new non-places
erase my memory
we try so hard, we try so hard
we try so hard to love
it was underneath London bridge
I finally realized what you mean
meanwhile all of fashion's latest
were nipping at the heels of history
I tried to send you a postcard
but all I could write were apologies
so out the Columbia hotel window
I threw my heart into the street
with stars up above and stars down
below
killing time but it won't stand still, it won't stand still

1) Fire - ** - video
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bl1ogf2MxyA
2) Hangover Days - *** - live
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FRrLxmMuCBs
3) Brownie Hawkeye - **
4) We All Lose One Another - *** - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zYqLJz0piKs
5) Parry Sound - **
6) I'll Bring The Sun - ** - video
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nYdeNlnLyoI
7) Tinsel And Sawdust - *
8) Feral Republic - **
9) Pavement Puddle Stars - *
10) Almost Summer - *** - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xVnF0GsiwoY
11) Pink Night - ** - live
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D45Z8gwOhIo
12) These Are The Days - **

Rating - 2.1

Tiggi
27-04-2010, 16:29
http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41z-4jwj0JL._SL500_AA300_.jpg

The UK Post-Punkers, not any of the numerous others with the same name, especially the US one with the upside-down-able drum kit.

Strong debut from '83, which contains echoes of Teardrop Explodes, Magazine, & Killing Joke.

This was another album I read about ages ago in one of those magazine "unsung album" articles, and it is a very good album.

Music Head
29-04-2010, 10:11
from my library (vinyl)

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/c/c4/Ultravox-RIE-cover.jpg/200px-Ultravox-RIE-cover.jpg

Fifth album by the Brit new wavers. The second album after Midge Ure had taken over vocal chores from John Foxx, who left the band for a solo career. The previous album, Vienna was their most successful to date, so the pressure was on. This one reached #4 in the U.K. with singles The Thin Wall and The Voice both cracking the top 20. Not so fast in the U.S. where the album peaked at #144 with no singles in sight. A couple of great tracks for me, the title track and the best being Stranger Within. An excessive number of duds though. But the good ones pulled it through.

I LIKE THIS ALBUM

Worst Track - The Ascent

Best Track - Stranger Within

Light comes through a crack in the door
I tape up the windows once more
Tight like a cold hand of steel
Don't fear the stranger within

Hands that petrify in the air
Eyes catching things never there
Sweet tension caught on my breath
Don't fear the stranger within

Watch every shape that escapes
Scared to make the final mistake
Speak to hear the sound of your voice
Don't fear the stranger within

Sit in the corner with your back to the wall
Pray to your God with your head in your hands
Your mask of fear is shrinking fast
It's closing in more amour
You stand on borrowed time, your sweating palms and chilling brow
Your wide-eyed panic makes you laugh, you cry and laugh
Freeze until the noise decays, a shuffle from behind a door
Your throat is tight, it makes you choke and smoke and choke
Eyes will grow accustomed to the dark, a stifled scream that won't come out
There's nothing more to fear from the stranger within

Don't fear the stranger within
I feel the stranger within
I see the stranger within
Don't know the stranger within
I am the stranger within
I am the stranger within

1) The Voice - ** - live
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rTUoYDYcM0o
2) We Stand Alone - ** - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tsbUT-5swgI
3) Rage In Eden - *** - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UaN5JqUSTQw
4) I Remember (Death In The Afternoon) - * - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N-SIJa2wB6Q
5) The Thin Wall - ** - video
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yYGx00779f8
6) Stranger Within - *** - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QHXJeIJ26Pg
7) Accent On Youth - * - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oAJhfv4FYl4
8) The Ascent - * - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sfZEVd2L9o0
9) Your Name (Has Slipped My Mind Again) - * - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vrxh9oXf0aU

Rating - 1.8

Tiggi
01-05-2010, 12:05
http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51-knKphiAL._SL500_AA300_.jpg

Fragrantly Alternative singer-pianist with a voice in the vicinity of Michelle Shocked.

The music from her band is original & refreshing, and this album is a delight.

Music Head
01-05-2010, 14:30
^^

Looks like you liked that a lot better than I did, from my earlier review of the same album.

Tiggi
01-05-2010, 17:40
^ I've just re-read all three of your FA reviews from last year.

Wouldn't say I'm a huge fan, but I do find her Jazzy approach interesting.

Music Head
03-05-2010, 21:37
listened online

http://image.allmusic.com/00/amg/cov200/drn700/n766/n76638xpv7s.jpg

New Yorker claiming Neil Young, Tom Waits and Steve Earle as mentors can't be bad. The guys been performing in bands or solo since age 13, and this is his sixth solo effort. Fronted punkish D Generation for 8 years back in the 90's. The U.K. picked up on his talent long before the U.S. With only one track I couldn't get into, this came out rather good for me. Never heard the guy before, but he's on my list now. As expected, there are no clips for my favorite tracks. The clips that are there, other than the video, are good video but terrible audio. What's a poor boy to do?

I LIKE THIS ALBUM

Worst Track - Black Boombox

Best Track - Lowlife In A High Rise

1) Burning The Bowery - 2.0 - video
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T1iWl2c42H0
2) All The Way From Moscow - 2.0 - live
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BYuCcoeVgP8
3) Disco Ghetto - 2.0 - live
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m0717TC9lks
4) The Archer - 2.5
5) St. Marks Sunset - 2.0
6) Lowlife In A High Rise - 2.5
7) Burn The Bridge - 2.0 - live
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QfESppHDTOI
8) Revelations - 2.0
9) Black Boombox - 1.0 - live
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vkfIw4UmJq8
10) Lonely At Heart - 2.0

Average Rating - 2.0

Music Head
04-05-2010, 22:33
listened online

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/3/30/Alpha_rev_new_morning_album.jpg/200px-Alpha_rev_new_morning_album.jpg

Texas band formed in 2005 by Casey McPherson after the breakup of his previous band Endochine, who had gained some fame by touring with Staind and Red Hot Chili Peppers. First album met with moderate success, and now it's on to the majors (Hollywood label), for the sophomore effort. A few good tracks and one I loved which overall just makes the passing mark, with a 1.7.

I LIKE THIS ALBUM

Worst Track - Heaven

Best Track - Colder Months

1) New Morning - 2.5 - video
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GnD9nrmY5Ro
2) Phoenix Burn - 1.5 - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qjhkwpE11ag
3) White Fences - 1.5 - live
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-KNBxN_VGcM
4) When Did I Wake Up - 1.0
5) Face Down - 1.0
6) Get Out - 1.5
7) Alone With You - 2.0
8) Colder Months - 3.0 - live
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PLbC6IbrQY0
9) Heaven - 1.0
10) Perfect Love - 1.0 - live
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v9QCIVMzgTU
11) Goodbye From The Start - 2.5

Average Rating - 1.7

Music Head
07-05-2010, 10:23
listened online

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/d/d7/Forgiveness_Rock_Record.jpg/200px-Forgiveness_Rock_Record.jpg

Canadian band formed in 1999 out with their fourth album. No consistent lineup over the years as members seem to come and go from various solo projects and other bands. At one point band members were up to 11. From the live clips, looks like the current lineup is 9, and still may be a case of too many indians and not enough chiefs. Recently started getting into some Jason Collet which I liked. He was prominent on previous albums, but is not present here. The band has been getting critical acclaim and cracked the U.S. charts with the last release. This is nothing like Jason Colletts which I was expecting. In fact It was hard to find anything I liked here, but settled on two good tracks out of the 14. Not a good ratio.

I DO NOT LIKE THIS ALBUM

Worst Track - Meet Me In The Basement

Best Track - Sweetest Kill

1) World Sick - 1.5 - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lb9WKJhqVWs
2) Chase Scene - 1.0 - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wKquz0ChZYs
3) Texico Bitches - 1.5 - live
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HwkJYv_TATY&feature=fvst
4) Forced To Love - 1.5 - live
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qfufvT_hHC4
5) All To All - 1.5 - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o0BkgakEKVk
6) Art House Director - 1.0 - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fkrCctlleEY
7) Highway Slipper Jam - 1.0 - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8VU6W62tXlo
8) Ungrateful Little Father - 1.5 - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UYfQAjrqvow
9) Meet Me In The Basement - 1.0 - live
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BdzOKcFpN4s
10) Sentimental X's - 2.0 - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WV3popd8yQM
11) Sweetest Kill - 2.0 - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lc0wKTHjsJY
12) Romance To The Grave - 1.0 - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mj7Nn1NEZzI
13) Water In Hell - 1.5 - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ZyCOvrGEoI
14) Me And My Hand - 1.0 - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QZuM-pOOhKs

Average Rating - 1.3

dogbreath
07-05-2010, 21:54
Excellent album, details posted especially for Tiggi.

Ratatat - LP4 (2010)

JonG
08-05-2010, 01:01
Joanna Newsom - Soft As Chalk from Have One On Me [Drag City, 2010]

Music Head
08-05-2010, 10:39
listened online

http://image.allmusic.com/00/amg/cov200/drn800/n803/n80305pdddh.jpg

Brit band formed in 2004, got a lot of positive reviews with their debut single, Ice Cream. Looks like three shes and a he. Hey, that would be a cool name. First album came out in 2007 with moderate success in the U.K. Time for the follow up, hoping to break in the states. Not too shabby, with no really bad tracks, and one really good. Like the female vocals, but not sure who it is, maybe trading off. Comes across with a punkish feel, but still leans pop, and a splash of techno/dance.

I LIKE THIS ALBUM

Worst Track - Rapture

Best Track - Chaos

1) Lost A Girl - 2.0 - video
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-wwXLkpwt58
2) Chaos - 2.5 - video
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FP5vHYRQT1I&feature=fvst
3) The Optimist - 1.5 - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rD8UA4CseXU
4) Stone - 1.5 - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5HC9joMvDNw
5) We Want To - 1.5 - video
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kfX2LwlQr2M
6) Dolls - 2.0 - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=76JWtJR6Z1E
7) Before The Light - 2.0 - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pHGI48J8EKI
8) Oh Cherie - 1.5 - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DWcpln2zaoU
9) Rapture - 1.5 - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4XexIE6G5jM
10) Architect Of Love - 2.0 - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ddkrJ_5cxE

Average Rating - 1.8

JonG
09-05-2010, 16:56
Small Black - Kings Of Animals from Small Black EP [Cass Club, 2009]

Music Head
11-05-2010, 10:38
listened online

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/1/19/HeavenIsWheneverCoverArt.jpg/200px-HeavenIsWheneverCoverArt.jpg

Can't get over how much this guy sounds like The Boss. Not the music, but his voice. I'm sure it's unintended, and he's probably sick of the comparisons. The first time I heard them (last album), I could have swore that's who it was. Of course once you see vocalist Craig Finn, the comparisons go out the window, as he bears absolutely no resemblance to Bruce in physical appearance. The guy looks like a geek. Wide critical acclaim has brought the New York band to their fifth album, and once again I set my expectations too high. Although a decent album, with quite a few good tracks, only one really grabbed me, and I was expecting more. Excellent lyrics, which keep you intrigued, but I think the music buries them. It wouldn't surprise me to see these guys break big at some point.

I LIKE THIS ALBUM

Worst Track - The Smidge

Best Track - A Slight Discomfort

I thought you're through with all the bougie guys.
Don't you wonder about the other side?
They only get invited because they think that they might buy.
Ain't it sad about those metro guys?
Don't it hurt to watch them moisturize?
They're never funny and they're all so scared to die.
We're not afraid.We have our faith.
We've even scattered action and we've mostly come out unscathed.
We'll be alright.We'll get through the night.
Our struggle still feels wonderful most days.
Most days.
Don't it suck about the suicide?
The bloodsuckers and the parasites.
They're never funny and they're all so scared to die.
All the small talk seems like suicide.
The spiderwebs with their legs and eggs and eyes
They creep up from behind.
If I were you I wouldn't get too close.
I've seen how they eat and it gets pretty gross.
They slip their tongue and they hitch on to their host.
We're not afraid.We have our faith.
Seen a couple slaughters and they've mostly turned out OK.
We'll be alright.We'll get through the night.
Our struggle still feels wonderful most days.
Hey New York City.
I love it when you turn on your lights.
Our struggle still feels wonderful tonight.
And you say you're a princess.
But I remain unconvinced.
I've seen the guys that you've been with.
They don't seem much like princes.
And you say you're much better.
But I don't quite believe it.
I saw the little girls that you came with.
I am the guy that you left with.
And you say you tried Jesus.
But it was too inconvenient.
You just didn't have the patience.
You say you said prayers.
But it felt like there was nobody there.
I didn't think that you'd get it.
This shouldn't hurt.
But you might feel a slight discomfort.

1) The Sweet Part Of The City - 2.0 - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0u8x95ONSck
2) Soft In The Center - 1.0 - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SBJT-eNQpsA
3) The Weekenders - 2.0 - live
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sfrPQUSzVHY
4) The Smidge - 1.0 - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CYbupwCKacQ
5) Rock Problems - 2.0 - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nPKqsrGqDSY
6) We Can Get Together - 1.5 - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-c6PGIiUzzU
7) Hurricane J - 1.5 - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bG4ABgTuCqA
8) Barely Breathing - 1.5 - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A5oY4px0G1E
9) Our Whole Lives - 2.0 - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kvyi0kppeH0
10) A Slight Discomfort - 2.5 - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dJYX5OF4s1E

Average Rating - 1.7

Music Head
11-05-2010, 21:56
from my library (digital)

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/c/c0/Sell.jpg/200px-Sell.jpg

The third album from Mr. Gray, and another artist I have missed the boat on. Been around since 1993 and this is the first I have heard. May have heard something in passing on the local college station but didn't know who it was. Although the breakthrough album in the U.K. would be the next one after this, this one did it for me. If it wasn't the music that grabbed me, it was the lyrics. If not the lyrics, the phrasing. At times, all coming together. Unbelievable this guy has yet to make a mark in the states. Once again proving why I have been a fan of the England music scene since the 60's. Well, except for the House stuff which it seems they'll never come out of. This album just makes my love ranking, meaning another one I have to explore. I'll never catch up. One other note. First few listens I couldn't peg who this voice reminded me of. I finally nailed it. And so does he. Early Leo Sayer, spot on. Not after he fell into that disco craze.

I LOVE THIS ALBUM

Worst Track - Folk Song

Best Track - Gutters Full of Rain

A gutter full of rain
An empty picture frame
A house out at the edges of the city
Never noticing the war
Til it's right there at your door
And suddenly your hands are bloody

I was seeking to possess
Now another girl's caress
Is on your flesh
The bitterness is tasted
There's nobody in your chair
No hand to touch my hair
The sun even the air seems wasted

Let it go now
Let it all slip away
And we'll start it all over again
Me like a million others before
Trying to make sense of the rain

Were these twenty years a dream
Was it ever as it seemed
Get to wonder if it really existed
Cause the thief who stole my life
Has taken too my faith
I can see now how the world gets
Twisted

Let it go now
Let it all slip away
And we'll start it all over again
Me like a million others before
Trying to make sense of the rain

In spite of all the shame
Sometimes I hear your name
I think of us when we were younger
Then I'm shutting out the noise
And I'm trying to hear the voice
That used to tell me love was
Stronger

Light another cigarette
But the one I got's still lit
I can't seem to keep my fingers
Steady
Never noticing the war
Til it's right there at your door
And suddenly your hands are bloody

1) Faster, Sooner, Now - ** - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1h3XqpiIqHY
2) Late Night Radio - *** - video
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rjYrMr7b_KI
3) Sell, Sell, Sell - ***
4) Hold On To Nothing - ** - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QRHJ65x4nks
5) Everytime - *** - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y0QM1XHS_yU
6) Magdalena - **
7) Smile - ** - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NsfA7vb_lLg
8) Only The Lonely - *** - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O9qgzB54VCc
9) What Am I Doing Wrong? - ** - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AMhMZXJPO9M
10) Gutters Full Of Rain - *** - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E8TtBs8gZiM
11) Forever Is Tomorrow Is Today - ** - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1dpTqjrQ1i0
12) Folk Song - **

Average Rating - 2.4

Music Head
13-05-2010, 09:45
listened online

http://image.allmusic.com/00/amg/cov200/drn600/n640/n64099h0mt8.jpg

California boy with his fourth album. Last album had songs featured in various tv programs, Greys Anatomy, True Blood, Castle, 90210 and Dollhouse.Pretty good album overall, with one near great, and no doubt more tracks will be on the tube, as he has made his mark there. Once again these live clips are not even close to being representative of the the studio versions, but you take what you can get.

I LIKE THIS ALBUM

Worst Track - Marquee

Best Track - In Front Of Me

1) Take Everything - 2.0 - live
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ZSJhiCTTKk
2) My Fight (For You) - 1.5 - live
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YQ29gc_ZWEc
3) Lie To Me - 2.0 - live
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jWjJDVyJV-0
4) Come Clean - 2.0
5) Around The Bend - 1.5 - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VKIIVfwxxEc
6) In Front Of Me - 2.5
7) You, Now - 2.0
8) Marquee - 1.5 - live
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l9tSgtk_6rg
9) Off I Go - 2.0 - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dHzr7wdnuqw
10) Let It Ride - 2.0
11) Goodbye - 2.0 - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DAfhggo7PxE

Average Rating - 1.9

souwester
13-05-2010, 14:30
Cloudmachine - Back On Land


(http://www.cloudmachine.nl)

Music Head
14-05-2010, 23:00
listened online

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/2/2e/Tonic_self_titled.jpg/200px-Tonic_self_titled.jpg

Formed in 1993 in Californina with their 4th album. Debut album reached platinum ststaus and #28 on the U.S. charts, but they have yet to equal that performance, even though the last album received 2 grammy nominations. What was presumed to be a breakup in 2004 turned out to be a long hiatus, as members pursued other project, only to get back together in 2008 to begin work on this self titled album, their first in 8 years. A long time to try and regain a following. Release Me is the first single.

I DO NOT LIKE THIS ALBUM

Worst Track - Torn To Pieces

Best Track - Resolve

1) Release Me - 1.5 - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VcyESEshrYg
2) Daffodil - 1.5 - live
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3mKEpFEe1NI
3) I Want It To Be - 1.5 - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u3btm7CbM0o
4) Send A Message - 1.0
5) Bigger Than Both 1.5
6) Nothing Is Everything - 2.0 - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c5rqy6OHVj0
7) Feel It Now - 1.0
8) Where Do I Fit - 1.5
9) Resolve - 2.5
10) Precious Little Bird - 1.0 - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XIw426OyiXc
11) Torn To Pieces - 1.0
12) She Goes Down - 1.5

Average Rating - 1.5

Music Head
16-05-2010, 10:53
listened online

http://image.allmusic.com/00/amg/cov200/drn500/n591/n59199ohvuh.jpg

Canadian band formed in 1997 with their 5th release.Good reviews over the years, but have yet to break, achieving nominal chart success. This one has debuted the highest of any. Vocal chores are shared, but those when Neko Case takes over are the best for me. Nice use of strings throughout.

I LIKE THIS ALBUM

Worst Track - Your Hands (Together)

Best Track - My Shepherd

Glass-work shards decorate this house
We're tossing lust darts out windows
The splash and jangle of the secret signs
Defined, you claimed, some golden ages
A promise

You always love short story form
The signs behind it, the hidden bars
You live for flaming, the attractions new
The leather's pulled from a secret room
Closed eyes stare into morning sun
When the darts formed into connections
If I'm honest you come to mind, but baby I'm not
If I'm honest you come to mind, but baby I'm not

The ink draft's polished into working script
We stare in wonder at the steps we skipped
Tripping wires we have so carefully crossed
The science behind it at a perfect loss
You're my lord, you're my shepherd
Careful kid, no one gets hurt
You made me
You're my lord, you're my shepherd
Careful kid, no one gets hurt
You made me

Used up all of the French we took
The signs behind it was a dirty look
Songe pas de Rock n Roll
Songe pas de Rock n Roll au revoir

You're my lord, you're my shepherd
Careful kid, no one gets hurt
You made me
You're my lord, you're my shepherd
Careful kid, no one gets hurt
You made me

You're my lord, you're my shepherd
Careful kid, no one gets hurt
You made me
You're my lord, you're my shepherd
Careful kid, no one gets hurt
You made me this way

Try to fail
Try to fail
Try to fail

1) Moves - 2.0 - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2yIVKT-lhWY
2) Crash Years - 2.0 - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d0LItskBLnk
3) Your Hands (Together) - 1.0 - video
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bxMCaU83QKs[/URL]
4) Silver Jenny Dollar - 1.5 - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ecdja38Q7J0 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2FYnBV0LltE)
5) Sweet Talk, Sweet Talk - 2.0 - audio
[URL]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vTZtjQb44bQ
6) My Shepherd - 2.5 - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OL2qWNo-SmI
7) If You Can't See My Mirrors - 2.0 - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tg5h1XjUdZE
8) Up In The Dark - 2.0 - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jAPAYsmETL0
9) Valkyrie In The Roller Disco - 1.5 - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-6Sx6JWncqk
10) A Bite Out Of My Bed - 2.0 - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RE2QUo2rfL8
11) Daughters Of Sorrow - 2.0 - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U5Tfbk7H0T4
12) We End Up Together - 2.0 - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nhKPq-uRH_U

Average Rating - 1.9

Music Head
16-05-2010, 20:23
listened online

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/d/de/Free_energy_stuck_on_nothing.png/200px-Free_energy_stuck_on_nothing.png

Debut from Pennsylvainia band consisting of Scott Wells, Paul Sprangers, Evan Wells, Geoff Bucknam, and Nick Shuminksy. Rolling Stone has named them one of the best new bands of 2010. Probably a curse. Caught the ear of LCD Soundsystems James Murphy who signed on to produce this. No really bad tracks, and a couple bordering on great. Sounds pretty good to me. Stuffed with them pop hooks. Woops, I'm not supposed to like those.

I LIKE THIS ALBUM

Worst Track - Hope Child

Best Track - Light Love

1) Free Energy - 1.5 - video
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4HaOl91_yIA
2) Dream City - 2.0 - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I7OE3W0VSZs
3) Bang Pop - 2.0 - live
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fxhDEoYDI9s
4) All I Know - 2.5 - live
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ceiL4cSeTQ
5) Bad Stuff - 1.5 - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4TzFDsvCKJA
6) Dark Trance - 2.0 - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ck-7z721Q1E
7) Young Hearts - 2.0 - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s_E3fKAZrs8
8) Light Love - 2.5 - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pOoe9Io_7UM
9) Hope Child - 1.5 - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RJq-C81aIps
10) Wild Winds - 2.0 - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TZ_t2n_pMY8

Average Rating - 2.0

Music Head
17-05-2010, 10:45
listened online

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/6/6a/Minusthebear_-_omni.jpg/200px-Minusthebear_-_omni.jpg

Seattle band formed in 2001 with their fourth album, with a new label for this one, and Joe Chiccarelli (White Stripes, My Morning Jacket) producing. The band is made up of Jake Snider Ė guitar, lead vocals, Dave Knudson Ė guitar, Alex Rose Ė keyboards, backing vocals, Cory Murchy Ė bass and Erin Tate Ė drums. My Time is the first single. A couple of good tracks, but overall a little too synth heavy for me.

I DO NOT LIKE THIS ALBUM

Worst Track - Animal Backwards

Best Track - Into The Mirror

They got a mirror full of caine in the bathroom
because nobody here knows when to stop
for now we're just making out with the door unlocked
back in the atrium the music's slowing down
the party's thinning out for the late crowd
fixes her lipstick, fixes his belt
the coast is clear as he walks out

she whispers, you get what you pay for
we could cost a lot.
you get what you pay for
and we do it for the taste of a good high
we do it for the sake of a hot night

The man on the couch in the blue room
with everyone stoned and talking at once
with no thought to where they've been
what they could've done
she sits down beside him
without a hint of shame
because every thing's the same in it's own way
kisses her man's cheek
her hunter eyes lock on her prey

she signals, you get what you pay for
and we could play a lot
you get what you pay for
but you do it for the taste of a good high
you do it for the sake of a hot night

she senses the mirror in him
for one irresistible kiss
and the lie that she hangs on his neck
like a sliver chain to her whim
pull him into the mirror

There's a mirror full of caine in the bathroom
because nobody here knows when to stop
and their hands along the rail
seems he hangs out here a lot

1) My Time - 1.0 - live
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j3PULY_8nsg
2) Summer Angel - 1.5 - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dOEo4f3V-Q8
3) Secret Country - 2.0 - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VehBAHvd9bY
4) Hold Me Down - 1.5 - live
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mP_DuxanJjw
5) Excuses - 1.5 - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bjc6qjrRaV4
6) The Thief - 1.5 - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3xLefuvHCGs
7) Into The Mirror - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pN_sB6uNkwE
8) Animal Backwards - 1.0 - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dK-vLswDL2Y
9) Dayglow Vista Rd. - 1.5 - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fgY9rKHXKwc
10) Fooled By The Night - 1.5 - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=220eJDo9PDs

Average Rating - 1.5

Music Head
18-05-2010, 18:22
listened online

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/0/08/Highviolet.jpg/200px-Highviolet.jpg

Really like this New York based band, actually formed in Ohio in 1999. Consisting of two sets of brothers, Aaron & Bryce Dessner and Scott & Bryan Devendorf along with vocalist Matt Berninger. More members for live performances, sort of Arcade Fire type. This is their 5th release, and the last was the first to chart, meaning this one has some recognition going for it at least. Various influences here with nothing bad for me, and the single of Bloodbuzz Ohio rocks my world. I don't go out on a limb too often, but I'm predicting big things for these guys. Not in the mainstream of course, but among alt circles.

I LIKE THIS ALBUM

Worst Track - Terrible Love

Best Track - Bloodbuzz Ohio


Stand up straight at the foot of your love
I lift my shirt up
Stand up straight at the foot of your love
I lift my shirt up

I'll rest my eyes till the fevers outta me
I'll rest my eyes to the rivers in the sea
I'll rest my eyes till the fevers outta me
I'll rest my eyes to the rivers in the sea

I was carried to Ohio in a swarm of bees
I'll never marry but Ohio don't remember me

I still owe money to the money to the money I owe
I never thought about love when I thought about home
I still owe money to the money to the money I owe
The floors are falling out from everybody I know

I'm on a blood buzz
Yes I am
I'm on a blood buzz
I'm on a blood buzz
God I am
I'm on a blood buzz

Lay my head on the hood of your car
I'll take it too far
Lay my head on the hood of your car
I'll take it too far

I'll rest my eyes till the fevers outta me
I'll rest my eyes to the rivers in the sea
I'll rest my eyes till the fevers outta me
I'll rest my eyes to the rivers in the sea

I'm on a blood buzz
Yes I am
I'm on a blood buzz
I'm on a blood buzz
God I am
I'm on a blood buzz

I was carried to Ohio in a swarm of bees
I'll never marry but Ohio don't remember me

I still owe money to the money to the money I owe
I never thought about love when I thought about home
I still owe money to the money to the money I owe
The floors are falling out from everybody I know

I'm on a blood buzz
Yes I am
I'm on a blood buzz
I'm on a blood buzz
God I am
I'm on a blood buzz

1) Terrible Love - 1.5 - video
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JUhpzyun8SE
2) Sorrow - 2.0 - live
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b6iYAoMqq0Y
3) Anyones Ghost - 2.0 - live
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=49ASEB3pB1k
4) Little Faith - 2.5 - video
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c-RqQwgW3F8
5) Afraid Of Experience - 2.0
6) Bloodbuzz Ohio - 3.0 - video
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yfySK7CLEEg
7) Lemonworld - 2.0
8) Runaway - 2.0 - live
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TjskJAKeJdM
9) Conversation 16 - 2.0
10) England - 1.5 - live
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JVp7C5vzMgw
11) Vanderlyle Crybaby Geeks - 2.0 - live
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gsZmE95t2Yw

Average Rating - 2.1

CMB1888
19-05-2010, 07:00
Foals - Total Life Forever

I'd been looking forward to this - still sounds like the old Foals only more mature - so what you'd expect. I liked it.

Music Head
19-05-2010, 09:14
listened online

http://image.allmusic.com/00/amg/cov200/drn800/n826/n82626g5qh2.jpg

Minnesota band formed in 2007 consisting of Pat Brown - vocals, guitar, Kieren Smith - guitar, backing vocals, Nate Flynn - bass, Ben Peterson - keyboard, synthesizer and Christopher "Sick Boy" Lee - drums, out with their sophomore effort. Close association with Motion City Soundtrack. Signed to Epitaph after only a few shows together. Said to be quite a shift from the first album which had more of an emo-pop feel, to this outing with more slow tempo and high production. Just missed my like ranking with three good tracks and only one clunker, in the leadoff. Too many border line tracks that all have the same
poppish sound.

I DO NOT LIKE THIS ALBUM

Worst Track - Sugar Sweet

Best Track - Letting Go

1) Sugar Sweet - 1.0 - video
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XVZ-YxxrLr0[/URL]
2) Thunderstorms - 1.5 - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i_gkA2sFsII (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lsCxGr6nt24)
3) Here With You - 1.5 - audio
[URL]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GvokVuZuUxI
4) Only One - 1.5 - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1VI1wOn8X3M
5) Addicted To When You're Gone - 1.5 - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yzb4lf2MhpU
6) Shadows - 1.5 - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fHLaiWA5kN0
7) Believe In Me - 2.0 - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ya8QghkJktM
8) Light It Up - 1.5 - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zv5PNnxpouM
9) Letting Go - 2.0 - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s11E0yO2MJQ
10) I Can't - 2.0 - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4-kD4TxNwnM
11) Wonder Why - 1.5 - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vTkwuHVW4S4

Average Rating - 1.6

Music Head
20-05-2010, 22:00
listened online

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/2/22/CTDohhlala.jpg/200px-CTDohhlala.jpg

Canadian band with their 8th album, but only 2 original members hanging on, even though some of the others show up from time to time. Vocalist Brad Roberts has been there from the beginning with that creepy bass voice. I like creepy. They have yet to equal the success of the second album, God Shuffled His Feet, with the single Mmm Mmm Mmm Mmm reaching #4 U.S., #2 U.K. and #1 Aus. With a 6 year layoff, this album picks up right where they left off, with no major sound change, and Brad still creeping us out. One standout track for me, which of course is not available. In fact not much available at all. I guess Sony is holding back again. Also only 1 I didn't care for at all, which makes this average out to just crossing the buy mark.

I LIKE THIS ALBUM

Worst Track - And It's Beautiful

Best Track - Songbird

1) Songbird - 2.5
2) You Said You'd Meet Me (In California) - 1.5 - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ef3Wx6vnsc
3) And It's Beautiful - 1.0 - live
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7mw0TzBMFrY
4) Paralyzed - 2.0
5) The In-Between Place - 1.5
6) Not Today Baby - 1.5 - live
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AObPMbn1Raw
7) Heart Of Stone - 2.0
8) Lake Bras d'Or - 1.5
9) What I'm Famous For - 1.5 - live
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nnn8E45N7TU
10) Now You See Her - 1.5
11) Put A Face - 2.0 - live
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_upZewpHWbM

Average Rating - 1.7

Tiggi
21-05-2010, 17:06
http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51OD0l-vxNL._SL500_AA300_.jpg

Music Head loved this in a review last November, and I have to agree. This is a great album.

More synthetic than most of The Strokes material, this is music that harks back to the '80s, yet still manages to sound contemporary & fresh.

Music Head
21-05-2010, 19:52
^^

glad we agree

Music Head
21-05-2010, 20:44
listened online

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/3/3f/Morningofwayifell.JPG/200px-Morningofwayifell.JPG

New York band with their sophomore effort, after receiving high praise for the first. They pick up producer Jim Wurt (Incubus, Hoobstank) for this one. The band consists of Chris Petrosino - Piano/Guitar/Vocals, Rob McCurdy - Guitar/Vocals, Justin Wiley - Vocals/Guitar, Jessica Leplon- Vocals and Dan Celikoyar- Drums/Percussion. Some good tracks, but most miss the mark for me, just falling short of the buy grade.

I DO NOT LIKE THIS ALBUM

Worst Track - What You Can't Control

Best Track - Heaven Or Hell

Do you feel the same?
I've given it time
But you went away
And left me to die
Time goes on and on and on again
But I just feel worse
I soldier on and on and on
But you won't return

I've seen heaven and hell, made too much of myself
Built this world on my shoulders for a story to tell
I've been broken and bruised, left my lungs overused
Watched you walk away
Watched you walk away

There was a time when I
Counted on you to be here for me
Now that seems naive
Life goes on and on and on
And I just stand still
You move on and on and on
And nothing feels real

Here..lay still
Open my heart
Feel it slow
I put you out
The way I fell in
If you turn to me now I could only say this
Now if you're scared to death like me
But you'll not get a bit of rest
For the pounding and calling at a door in your little chest
If you're scared to death like me, close your eyes
Just close your eyes

1) Jennasea - 1.5 - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tiHTFAxtGqA
2) What You Can't Control - 1.0 - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AjDeE50yadY
3) The Ones That Fall Apart - 1.5 - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kLs9-em_9P4
4) Tell Me I'm Wrong - 2.0 - video
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LYpheUk5CrQ
5) Dance With Me - 1.5 - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4UfMpmoOSp4&feature=related
6) Cobwebs And Cables - 1.5 - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jVhUsz7CTik&feature=related
7) The Time It Takes To Grow - 2.0 - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lC-GFsuzqdo
8) Like Yesterday - 1.5 - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gfu75l8Nkfo
9) Waiting - 1.0 - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hdEWJUHsu4E&feature=related
11) Bring Me Home - 2.0 - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1tCKeZyOx8g&feature=related
12) Heaven Or Hell - 2.0 - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oUif_b2v-RQ

Average Rating - 1.6

Tiggi
22-05-2010, 17:39
http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51pXxnwzI2L._SL500_AA300_.jpg

Brit Alternative band that didn't last too long, although I think they've since reformed. The singer is the son of '60s actress Hayley Mills FWIW.

Inventive blend of guitar Rock, & Eastern spiritualism. Well worth a listen once in a while...

bryce
22-05-2010, 20:46
i just got the new album punk goes classic rock. songs from queen, blue oyster cult, and rolling stons, along with other artists are redone by new punk bands. my favorite song on the album is definitely paint it black by versamerge. pretty awesome. look it up!

Music Head
22-05-2010, 21:57
i just got the new album punk goes classic rock. songs from queen, blue oyster cult, and rolling stons, along with other artists are redone by new punk bands. my favorite song on the album is definitely paint it black by versamerge. pretty awesome. look it up!

Heard about this.
I was scared.

Music Head
22-05-2010, 22:40
listened online

http://image.allmusic.com/00/amg/cov200/drn800/n825/n82544p3bla.jpg

Not the Hoodoo I remember. Of course it's been 25 years since Mars Needs Guitars blew me away. Have a few others, but always thought Mars was the best. Didn't expect to have flashbacks or anything, but with only 3 tracks I liked out of 16, that's not a very high average. With 6 years since the last release, which I never heard, and an 8 year layoff prior to that, that's a 16 year drought for me. I'm a math whiz. The guys can still rock out, but it just didn't hit me the same. The album is getting good reviews though, so once again, I guess I'm out of touch in my mellowing out years.

I DO NOT LIKE THIS ALBUM

Worst Track - 1968

Best Track - Only In America

1) Crackin' Up - 1.0 - video
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TZMSru8PjRs
2) A Few Home Truths - 1.5
3) Are You Sleeping? - 1.5
4) Burnt Orange - 1.0
5) I Hope You're Happy - 1.5 - live
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c1APvbEIQ8M
6) Ashamed Of Me - 1.5
7) What's In It For Me? - 1.5
8) Over Nothing - 2.0
9) You've Got Another Thing Coming - 1.0
10) Only In America - 2.0 - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CF3dTtp7ncU
11) Somebody Take Me Home - 1.5
12) Let Me In - 2.0 - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p2ZH_cLDaHs
13) Evening Shade - 1.5 - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RyzoMbLl1-4
14) Why So Sad? - 1.0
15) 1968 - 1.0
16) The Stars Look Down - 1.5

Average Rating - 1.4

Music Head
23-05-2010, 10:11
listened online

http://image.allmusic.com/00/amg/cov200/drn600/n659/n65941izx6a.jpg

New York band fronted by Matthew Houck, who is a Georgia resident and Alabama native. Other members come and go with Houck being the mainstay. This is the fifth full length and the first to include other musicians. A couple of duds, but mostly good stuff for me with an Eagles alt/country laid back feel, and The Mermaid Parade a near gem. Only complaint is the brief 9 songs. I feel cheated.

I LIKE THIS ALBUM

Worst Track - Hej, Me I'm Light

Best Track - The Mermaid Parade

1) It's Hard To Be Humble (When You're From Alabama) - 1.0
2) Nothing Was Stolen (Love Me Foolishly) - 1.5
3) We'll Be Here Soon - 2.0 - live
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LVq7vDz736c
4) The Mermaid Parade - 2.5 - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a8J1mK3jats
5) I Don't Care If There's Cursing - 2.0
6) Tell Me Baby (Have You Had Enough) - 2.0 - live
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YNKLiOnxMb8
7) Hej, Me I'm Light - 1.0
8) Heaven, Sittin' Down - 2.0 - live
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cJQ7_BC7cV4
9) Los Angeles - 2.0 - live
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k25DkPwkwQA

Average Rating - 1.8

Tiggi
23-05-2010, 17:17
http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41WmDC2GKQL._SL500_AA300_.jpg

Live album of Trent Reznor's Industrial racket.

I like his positive word view...

Don't listen to much of this sort of thing, which might have to be rectified.

Music Head
23-05-2010, 21:51
from my library (digital)

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/3/3e/Chutes_Too_Narrow.PNG/200px-Chutes_Too_Narrow.PNG

Had heard of the Shins for awhile, but hadn't heard them till this. Glad I dipped in. Band was formed in 1997 in New Mexico but now resides in Oregon. Signed to Sub Pop in 2001 for the debut and this is the follow up. It cracked the U.S. charts at #86. Kinda short, clocking in at just over 30 minutes, but loving 5 of the 10 tracks makes up for it. Of course there are a couple that fall way short, making this average out just under the love mark overall.

I LIKE THIS ALBUM

Worst Track - Fighting In A Sack

Best Track - Gone For Good

Untie me, I've said no vows
The train is getting way too loud
I gotta leave here my girl
Get on with my lonely life

Just leave the ring on the rail
For the wheels to nullify

Until this turn in my head
I let you stay and you paid no rent
I spent twelve long months on the lam

That's enough sitting on the fence
For the fear of breaking dams

I find a fatal flaw
In the logic of love
And go out of my head

You love a sinking stone
That'll never elope
So get used to the lonesome
Girl, you must atone some
Don't leave me no phone number there

It took me all of a year
To put the poison pill to your ear
But now I stand on honest ground, on honest ground

You want to fight for this love
But honey you cannot wrestle a dove
So baby it's clear

You want to jump and dance
But you sat on your hands
And lost your only chance

Go back to your hometown
Get your feet on the ground
And stop floating around

I find a fatal flaw
In the logic of love
And go out of my head

You love a sinking stone
That'll never elope
So get used to used to the lonesome
Girl, you must atone some
Don't leave me no phone number there

1) Kissing The Lipless - ** - video
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l5H2E1zvQhI
2) Mine's Not A High Horse - ** - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CyqFhKpdNs0
3) So Says I - *** - live
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SuNuWUNDgR4
4) Young Pilgrims - *** - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uW3Z1W8n2Dw
5) Saint Simon - *** - video
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jqYMRcnLU0o
6) Fighting In A Sack - * - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZiC0XefAeLU
7) Pink Bullets - *** - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3XBabozrPGA
8) Turn A Square - * - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d7yiT5phQgQ
9) Gone For Good - *** - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oCe3e1FU6c8
10) Those To Come - ** - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SVsX56BPrpU

Average Rating - 2.3

ConMan
23-05-2010, 23:51
"the Ongoing History of New Music", a radio show about the music we know and love. This episode is about Eddie Vedder. Did you know he was in a Big Wheel commercial in the 70s?http://www.edge.ca/StationShared/OHNM.aspx

Tiggi
24-05-2010, 18:26
http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51JRSK6b7oL._SL500_AA300_.jpg

One-man band Matt Hales from Brighton.

This comes across as somewhere between U2, & Coldplay but with better lyrics than Coldplay seem able to muster.

I think I used to go to college with Matt Hales' manager...

&

Radiohead - Kid A

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51FVQKXZM3L._SL500_AA300_.jpg

How do you follow OK Computer ? Release an experimental electronic deconstruction of everything you've done before, that's how !!

Magnificent, impressionistic tangent from one of my favourite bands.

Music Head
25-05-2010, 09:13
from my library (vinyl)

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/c/ca/Undertones_-_Hypnotised_CD_album_cover.jpg/200px-Undertones_-_Hypnotised_CD_album_cover.jpg

Every once in a while you pull one off the shelf (out of the box in my case) that just put a smile on your face. Tiggi knows what I'm talking about. Had forgotten how great this album is. Caught in the obsession of the disco craze, a few rays of hope burst through. Second album from these Irish lads headed by the quavering vocals of Feargal Sharkey. That original incarnation only lasted for 4 albums. Sometimes that's all you need. Later reformed sans the shark, for a 2 album waste. This one never even charted in the states but made it to #6 across the pond, with singles of My Perfect Cousin and Wednesday Week. The only throw away is the remake of Under The Boardwalk, which the Drifters probably got a good laugh out of. But a whopping 15 songs don't hurt.

I LOVE THIS ALBUM

Worst Track - Under The Boardwalk

Best Track - My Perfect Cousin

Now I've got a cousin called Kevin
He's sure to go to heaven
Always spotless clean and neat
The smoothest you can get them
He's got a fur lined sheepskin jacket
My ma said they cost a packet
She won't even let me explain
That me and Kevin were just not the same
Oh my perfect cousin
What I like to do he doesn't
He's his family's private joy
His mothers little golden boy
He's gotta degree in economics
Maths - physics and bionics
He thinks that I'm a cabbage
Cos I hate university challenge
Even at the age of ten
Smart boy Kevin was a smart boy then
He always beat me at Subbuteo
Cos he flicked the kick
And I didn't know
Oh my perfect cousin ..
His mother bought him a synthesizer
Got the Human League into advise her
Now he's making lots of noise
Playing along with the art school boys
Girls try to attract his attention
But what a shame it's in vain total rejection
He will never be left on the shelf
Cos Kevin he's in love with himself
Oh my perfect cousin

1) More Songs About Chocolate And Girls - *** - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=naJ0qkjmmO0
2) There Goes Normon - ** - live
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bdp1KAsAtQY
3) Hypnotised - *** - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VQtg4UHhqQQ
4) See That Girl - *** - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9kj5WUlR_Ho
5) Whiz Kids - ** - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yI-NT-MHnm4
6) Under The Boardwalk - * - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=an446M8oI_c
7) The Way Girls Talk - ** - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5uZDrsvax_A
8) Hard Luck - ** - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_izQN2jUgFY
9) My Perfect Cousin - *** - video
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I5hnCb-93WY
10) Boys Will Be Boys - ** - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NNVaGEwX0ks
11) Tearproof - *** - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-zvxXM8LNNo
12) Wednesday Week - *** - video
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FswDoZKFXVc
13) Nine Times Out Of Ten - *** - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bxy1wMKWYIQ
14) Girls That Don't Talk - ** - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9uyw6NmrxTs
15) What's With Terry - *** - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oVdhIV4ugSI

Rating - 2.5

Tiggi
25-05-2010, 17:13
^ How could anyone not love The Undertones ??

I saw the last show the original band played, when they supported Peter Gabriel in '83...

Tiggi
25-05-2010, 17:23
http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51EXzyAeN%2BL._SL500_AA300_.jpg

Music Head appeared not to like what he heard of this recently, but I'm going to leap to its' defence.

DSOTM is a bit of a sacred cow, but Coyne & Co seem to have struck the right balance between reverence, & brutally radical reinterpretation.

Some of this sounds like it might have sounded if the Floyd had recorded DSOTM five years earlier, and the rest feels like it's coming from the future.

Messy & psychedelic, in much the same manner as Embryonic, this is a blast.

Henry Rollins is a good choice for the spoken sections, but Peaches is no Clare Torry...

Music Head
25-05-2010, 19:34
^^

Never heard the album. Just saw them on one of the late nights doing Breathe, which I didn't care for.

ConMan
26-05-2010, 03:03
I think it's 5 man electrical band, absolutely right. On the classic rock station because the alt rock station had some stupid call in show on. I listen to radio too much.

Music Head
29-05-2010, 21:42
listened online

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/9/93/The_Black_Keys_-_Brothers.jpg/200px-The_Black_Keys_-_Brothers.jpg

Wow! Ingenious album cover guys. Was the art work expensive? Ohio band formed in 2001 and this is their 6th full length. First I have heard them and I can hear some White Stripes for sure and some Cold War Kids at times. Maybe a little more consistent in the bluesy area. Some decent tracks here, with one near great one, but overall it just didn't hold up for me. Looks like it will be their best seller yet, as it has debuted at #3 on the U.S. charts. Tighten Up is the first single.

I DO NOT LIKE THIS ALBUM

Worst Track - Never Gonna Give You Up

Best Track - These Days

My hand to God
I didn't mean to
After all what we been through
Men come in different shapes
Its how were made

Little ??? strife
The way I felt most of life
The oak tree covers that old Ford
I miss it Lord
I miss it Lord
These blood red eyes
Don't see so good
But whats worse is if they could
Would I change my ways?
Wasted times and broken dreams
Violent colors, so obscene
Is all I see these days
These days

Watch what you say
The devil is listening
Hes got ears
That you wouldn't believe
And brother
Once you go to him
Its your soul
You can never
Never, never retrieve

These blood red eyes
Don't see so good
But whats worse is if they could
Would I change my ways?
Wasted times and broken dreams
Violent colors, so obscene
Is all I see these days
These days

Days
These days
All I see
These days
See these days
All I see

1) Everlasting Light - 1.5 - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aFyo_NOic_E
2) Next Girl - 1.5 - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U5l64ALR7yc
3) Tighten Up - 2.0 - live
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ojcl9dRRDs
4) Howlin' For You - 1.0 - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6o_qzF6nDws
6) Black Mud - 1.0 - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ETieGMdtkS4
7) The Only One - 1.0 - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F8qBAPaJ4qw
8) Too Afraid To Love You - 2.0 - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B2PPkYhPaZw
9) Ten Cent Pistol - 2.0 - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HjF_JUrAz0w
10) Sinister Kid - 1.5 - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TnSdjIpMVsc
11) The Go Getter - 1.0 - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rBQ7cteaYLY
12) I'm Not The One - 1.5 - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-6eG9rcCEY8
13) Unknown Brother - 1.0 - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rH0oHCMGRDw
14) Never Gonna Give You Up - 1.0 - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mVyPBiD2rAg
15) These Days - 2.5 - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j1R22JpqYgE

Average Rating - 1.5

Music Head
30-05-2010, 09:36
listened online

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/6/68/Thorn_opposite.jpg/200px-Thorn_opposite.jpg

The girl half of Everything But The Girl with her third solo album. Although her and hubby Ben Watt (the other half) have not recorded together since 2002, Tracey has remained busy with side projects. I am loving the leadoff track here, with a few others needing some more airplay. Damn, I hate that. Nevertheless, it does make the buy list, even if at the bottom. Could have used a few more tracks.

I LIKE THIS ALBUM

Worst Track - C'mon Home To Me

Best Track - Oh The Divorces

Who's next?
Who's next?
Always the ones the ones that you least expect
They seem so strong
It turned out she wanted more all along
And each time I hear who's to part
I examine my heart
See how it stands
Wonder if it's still in safe hands

Who's fled?
Who's fled?
Who's been caught out in somebody's bed?
I should have guessed
That day that his phone wouldn't take your text
He was a chamer
I wish him bad karma
Oh, I know we shouldn't take sides
But that one was his fault
This one is her fault
No one gets off without paying the ride
And oh, the divorces!

And oh, oh, oh
The honeymoon, the wedding ring
Oh, oh oh
The afternoon handovers by the swings

Oh yes, oh yes
Your song seemed to look through a different lens
You're still so young
Loving's just as easy as it's begun
Now there's kids to tend
The legal biz
And custody
And oh, the divorces!

And this one is different
And each one of course is
And always the same
Oh, the divorces!

Who's next?
Who's next?

1) Oh, The Divorces - 3.0 - live
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U0fd4clKWOA
2) Long White Dress - 2.0 - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U0TJngiXNaU
3) Hormones - 1.5 - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t7V7SYq-its
4) Kentish Town - 1.5
5) Why Does The Wind? - 1.5 - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gai_V-SsyWc
6) You Are A Lover - 2.0 - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mumD6ptNvrw
7) Singles Bar - 1.5 - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gi7FdVFXyHk
8) C'mon Home To Me - 1.5
9) Late In The Afternoon - 2.0 - live
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=09yKp8ioysU
10) Swimming - 1.5

Average Rating - 1.8

Music Head
31-05-2010, 09:07
listened online

http://image.allmusic.com/00/amg/cov200/drn600/n697/n69714ymdfc.jpg

Model turned singer with her debut album, produced by hubby Jack White. They clicked after her appearance in a White Stripes video. Some country flavored tracks here in which Karen hits some perfect Dolly Parton notes. Although nothing here I would call great, there is also nothing bad. And many of them would grow on me. Excellent live clips from an in store promo event. Some of them are doubled up, meaning 2 songs in 1 clip, which I have posted in both places. That album cover is freaking me out. I can see 2 different heads (a man and a woman), depending on what I'm smoking.

I LIKE THIS ALBUM

Worst Track - Pretty Babies

Best Track - The Last Laugh

1) The Ghost Who Walks - 2.0 - live
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YmFQfgdmyzY
2) The Truth Is In The Dirt - 2.0 - live
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-nKv6UQ-6lE
3) Pretty Babies - 1.5 - live
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-nKv6UQ-6lE
4) Lunasa - 2.0 - live
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aX1ZnxcZV7k
5) 100 Years From Now - 1.5 - live
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kFcxlOpG_Wc
6) Stolen Roses - 1.5 - live
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m5mXp8aRCLU
7) Cruel Summer - 2.0 - live
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NvBcSDnRyc8
8) Garden - 1.5 - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JJNCcS0FYKI
9) The Birds They Circle - 1.5 - live
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kFcxlOpG_Wc
10) A Thief At My Door - 1.5 - live
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cHqKxNDvxi0
11) The Last Laugh - 2.0 - live
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gdvg9LAx4J4
12) Mouths To Feed - 1.5 - live
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=luqkL-uVY7E

Average Rating - 1.8

Music Head
01-06-2010, 22:25
listened online

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/4/41/A_Promise_To_Burn.jpg/200px-A_Promise_To_Burn.jpg

Tennessee band formed in 2005, with their second album. Once again band was discovered by posting their work on the Myspace page, which was heard by former Creed bassist Breet Hestla, who set them up. The band consists of Kenneth Nixon: Vocals, Piano, Guitar, Ryan Belcher: Guitar, Piano, Backing Vocals, Brandon Wootten: Guitar, Backing Vocals, Luke McDuffee: Bass, Backing Vocals and Chris Vest: Drums. The band is most noted for a cover of Lil Waynes Lollipop which was released after their first album. The first album was then re-released in hopes of capitalizing on that, but it fell as flat as the first time. So this is attempt #2, which fell just short of flat for me, with over half the tunes less than the like mark. You Stupid Girl was released as a single in the U.S. and Back To Go Again in the U.K.

I DO NOT LIKE THIS ALBUM

Worst Track - Livin' So Divine

Best Track - You

If you're still up for chasing dreams
I've got a bottle, two glasses and a backseat.
And a lot of things to resolve
If you've got the time at all

I'm not one to be much different
Than who I really am
I lived my life for way too long
Trying to please everyone else.
Sometimes I should probably
Just bite my goddamn tongue
Will I've said too much a few times
But how much is enough

For you
'Cause I don't want to lose you

I was thinking about telling you
I was in love
I was in love with you

No palace of words will make this better
If there's deceit in every letter
You came to me with hope for a future
And I came to you with a waiting line

For you
'Cause I don't want to lose you

I was thinking about telling you
I was in love
I was in love with you
With you
With you
I'm in love with you

1) Intro - 1.0 - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8CJ7xQ2V-Q0
2) The Promise - 1.5 - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wQYaCh3Uxqw
3) Wake Up - 1.5 - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KpW-NXkKrrA
4) Bittersweet Sundown - 1.5 - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NAjC6EbvYdE
5) War Zone - 2.0 - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ss0j6e5TAA
6) You Stupid Girl - 1.5 - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KFneKfm1otA
7) Weight Of The World - 2.0 - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1usd8biuNMw
8) Fool With Dreams - 2.0 - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rk8DSp5hDVw
9) Back To Go Again - 2.0 - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=edVcFbmJFJg
10) Livin' So Divine - 1.0 - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=964V6nLD49g
11) You - 2.0 - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LVVQpvMwY5M
12) Photographs & Gasoline - 1.5 - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bMrW-MzPZM4
13) The Burn - 1.5 - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=La9trK9TxUU

Average Rating - 1.6

ConMan
02-06-2010, 02:25
Sham 69 - Angles (oops) -Angels With Dirty Faces
An oldie but a goodie!

Music Head
02-06-2010, 08:25
Sham 69 - Angles With Dirty Faces
An oldie but a goodie!
:cool:.lol. he said Angles
Never called anybody angle face.
That is pretty cool.

"hey, angle face, bring me a beer.................uh, please."

Music Head
02-06-2010, 09:35
listened online

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/3/30/Marinathefamilyjewels.jpg/200px-Marinathefamilyjewels.jpg

Marina Lambrini Diamandis is her actual name, but she goes by Marina & The Diamonds. She hails from Wales. I guess there is no group, The Diamonds. Whatever. Being compared to a variety of singers, none of which I hear, but she does ring a bell. Unfortunately, not very loud. Ferris, anyone? I'm hearing some Kate Bush. A few good tracks and some borderline great tracks here. Mostly great lyrics. Real cool video on track 3, and excellent live clips on #6 and #12. From those and other live clips, this girl's got something!

I LIKE THIS ALBUM

Worst Track - Hermit The Frog

Best Track - Seventeen

1) Are You Satisfied? - 1.5 - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oS2vMUIPeT4
2) Shampain - 1.5 - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ICzVlNrkFDE
3) I Am Not A Robot - 2.0 - video
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S_oMD6-6q5Y
4) Girls - 2.0 - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3O2W18RE6nI
5) Mowglis Road - 1.5 - video
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zwfCjYv7gVQ
6) Obsessions - 2.5 - live
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cxw0g2tl_Jg
7) Hollywood - 2.0 - video
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n1VTcJfL7RE
8) The Outsider - 2.0 - live
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Lz4eyirCIE
9) Guilty - 1.5 - live
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ySQ1i5mwvEg
10) Hermit The Frog - 1.0 - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DgiAribnCAM
11) Oh No! - 2.0 - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1t77mkzVko
12) Seventeen - 2.5 - live
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_WiUOxoGfbc
13) Numb - 1.5 - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IutcPpb73zA

Music Head
03-06-2010, 10:04
listened online

http://image.allmusic.com/00/amg/cov200/drn800/n877/n87789vp3wi.jpg

Minneapolis duo of Peter Pisano and Brian Moen with their debut album. Nothing on here for me. Didn't like totally suck or anything. In fact, with more listens, I'm sure some of this would improve a notch to a like. Not many tracks too show.

I DO NOT LIKE THIS ALBUM

Worst Track - For Now

Best Track - In Response

1) Crutch & Cane - 1.5 - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wA_erXmMGk4
2) Hard As Nails - 1.5
3) Down Down Down - 1.5
4) Untitled 101 - 1.5 - live
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uKYLDedIxAg
5) For Now - 1.0
6) You're So High - 1.5 - live
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J23DxMIzkeo
7) Demo 01 - 1.5
8) Lion - 1.0
9) Playwright - 1.0
10) Saturday Night - 1.5
11) In Response - 1.5

Average Rating - 1.4

Music Head
03-06-2010, 23:10
listened online

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/8/8c/Bornruffianssayit.jpg/200px-Bornruffianssayit.jpg

Canadian band formed in 2004 with their second album. Have toured with Franz Ferdinand, Peter Bjorn and Hot Chip. This album was recorded in 2 weeks. Usually all for that kind of output, but in this case, maybe not so much. Nothing on here I liked. Lead single is Sole Brother. I can hear some Surfer Blood and Vampire Weekend everywhere.

I DO NOT LIKE THIS ALBUM

Worst Track - Blood, The Sun & Water

Best Track - What To Say

1) Oh Man - 1.5 - live
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O3NuEi2354M
2) Retard Canard - 1.5 - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nYeyqPq__Ts
3) Sole Brother - 1.5 - live
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SmElbXNsJk4
4) What To Say - 1.5 - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gkdP5FltXm0
5) The Ballad Of Moose Bruce - 1.5 - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g8_vLlvhRnk
6) Higher And Higher - 1.0 - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gf8zPby5i6c
7) Come Back - 1.5 - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7p9z3oBd_xw
8) Nova-Leigh - 1.5 - live
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O8o_U84wWPI
9) Blood, The Sun & Water - 1.0 - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_aqSkbQc_xY
10) At Home Now - 1.5 - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r88jlmOHhtE

Average Rating - 1.4

Music Head
06-06-2010, 10:25
listened online

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/9/9c/Tothesea.jpg/200px-Tothesea.jpg

Sixth album for Mr. Johnson, but the first for me. I've previously only heard songs on the UK radio station. So I knew of his style. Always get him and John Mayer mixed up. Both superb at what they do. Didn't know he was Hawaiin. Pro surfer turned musician. Interesting that each of the five previous albums have gone platinum. And a soundtrack for Curious George took him to the top. This one was recorded in three weeks. The way to do it, I say. Pretty good stuff, with 2 near excellent tracks for me, and only 1 that fell short.

I LIKE THIS ALBUM

Worst Track - When I Look Up

Best Track - Only The Ocean

After all this time after all these seasons
After your one decision to go to the water for reason
Now itís only the ocean and you
After all these lines will all be erased soon
They go out with the tide
Then come back with the waves
Itís only the ocean and you
You donít want you donít wait
You donít love but you donít hate
You just roll over me and you pull me in
When this work is done and this coat is dry
When this world is too much, it will be
Only the ocean and me anekatips
When these sails go up, mountains fade away
Stars come out, Iím finally free
Now itís only the ocean and me
You donít want, you donít wait
You donít love, but you donít hate
You just roll over me and you pull me in
And you pull me in
You donít want, you donít wait
You donít love, but you donít hate
You just roll over me and you pull me in
And you pull me in
You just roll over me and you pull me in!

1) You And Your Heart - 2.0 - live
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I3_1fiKu9iQ
2) To The Sea - 1.5 - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=23iQIe1SsQQ
3) No Good With Faces - live
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ROAE9tPPro
4) At Or With Me - 2.0 - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zT0Uhyllqx8
5) When I Look Up - 1.0 - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wWKZTeYjwrk
6) From The Clouds - 1.5 - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vsQrAzH0dU0
7) My Little Girl - 1.5 - live
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pNUa5ByQMug
8) Turn Your Love - 2.0 - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UaLZAAyDUqg
9) The Upsetter - 1.5 - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vwppDhkQnp4
10) Red Wine, Mistakes, Mythology - 2.0 - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PD5R5K3aMGU
11) Pictures Of People Taking Pictures - 1.5 - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wi718Bb2_Is
12) Anything But The Truth - 2.0 - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jo5cDUfX3ig
13) Only The Ocean - 2.5 - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-l0UdsIPsJ4

Average Rating - 1.8

Music Head
06-06-2010, 22:23
listened online

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/4/42/Skeletons_cover.jpg/200px-Skeletons_cover.jpg

Ohio band formed in 2001, consisting of lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist JT Woodruff, bassist and backing vocalist Matt Ridenour, and drummer Eron Bucciarelli. This is their fourth album. A label jump for this one (Wind-Up), after suing the old one (Victory), for who knows what. Just barely makes a passing grade for me. Nervous Breakdown is the first single. Hearing some Story Of The Year and MCR.

I LIKE THIS ALBUM

Worst Track - Hollywood & Vine

Best Track - Boy

One sad and lonely boy
Who could not fill the void
In his hollow and empty chest
His head is such a mess
She can never find the time
To try and clear his mind
It's as cloudy as the sky
Without a ray of light
He never thought she said
I love you like a son
I know your fathers gone
And the damage has been done
Tonight never let me hold you tight
Never got to say goodbye
Out of one and only
One and only night
Everytime he cried
He held it deep inside
So no one would ever know
The boy felt so alone
It could never find the time
To untie all the lies
She's worried about herself
He's crying out for help
He never thought she said
I love you like a son
I know your fathers gone
And the damage has been done
Tonight never let me hold you tight
Never got to say goodbye
Out of one and only
One and only night
Never let me hold you tight
Never got to say goodbye
Out of one and only
One and only night
Heart of gold with a soul to match
I never thought anything could hold me back
I'm waitin
I'm always waitin
I pack my bags and never look back
I didn't know this would be the last
I saw you
I never call you
I pack my bags and never look back
I didn't know this would be the last
I saw you
I never called you
Tonight never let me hold you tight
Never got to say goodbye
Out of one and only
One and only night
Never let me hold you tight
Never got to say goodbye
Out of one and only
One and only night

1) Bring You Back - 1.5 - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tZttez0y4x4
2) Nervous Breakdown - 1.5 - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NLIyJnV_wbw
3) End Of The Underground - 2.0 - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MYAPqTSpM-U
4) Drive - 1.5 - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IOMWFOLN_JQ
5) Gravestones - 1.5 - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6_iwHzW-ScE
6) Broken Man - 2.0 - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Mfj8TFcLPM
7) Last Few Words - 1.0 - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0hKRmG_azXM
8) Abandoned Driveways - 1.5 - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qAriCaMMmXw
9) Picket Fences - 2.5 - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1tgVji-DYM8
10) Here I Am - 1.5 - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3LaebqaAERI
11) Hollywood & Vine - 1.0 - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YiS9kzNde0c
12) Unforgivable - 1.5 - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kqGJR7LKElk
13) Boy - 2.5 - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ACpuCSyVCnQ

Music Head
07-06-2010, 21:10
from my library (cd)

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/2/23/Blink182-takeoffyourpantsandjacket.png/200px-Blink182-takeoffyourpantsandjacket.png

Fourth album from the California pop/punkers. The album debuted at #1 in the U.S. with no single to push it. A rare feat. The singles were to come later with The Rock Show, First Date and Stay Together For The Kids, which I think is an awesome song. Also, Everytime I Look For You was the opening song for the film American Pie 2. The teen angst/party atmosphere was starting to wear thin for me by this time, although I still hung around for the last.

I LIKE THIS ALBUM

Worst Track - Happy Holidays, You Bastard

Best Track - Stay Together For The Kids

It's hard to wake up
When the shades have been pulled shut
This house is haunted
It's so pathetic
It makes no sense at all.
I'm ripe with things to say
The words rot and fall away.
If a stupid poem could fix this home
I'd read it every day.

So here's your holiday
Hope you enjoy it this time
You gave it all away
It was mine
So when you're dead and gone
Will you remember this night, twenty years now lost.
It's not right

Their anger hurts my ears
Been running strong for seven years
Rather than fix the problems, they never solve them
It makes no sense at all
I see them every day
We get along so why can't they?
If this is what he wants and this is what
she wants
Then why is there so much pain?

So here's your holiday
Hope you enjoy it this time
You gave it all away
It was mine
So when you're dead and gone
Will you remember this night, twenty years now lost
It's not right

So here's your holiday
Hope you enjoy it this time
You gave it all away
It was mine
So when you're dead and gone
Will you remember this night, twenty years now lost
It's not right x4

1) Anthem Part Two - ** - live
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oRIY5J6cwOE&feature=fvst
2) Online Songs - * - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=syeR_QdoCTg
3) First Date - *** - video
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vVy9Lgpg1m8
4) Happy Holidays, You Bastard - * - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L-N-BDswO58
5) Story Of A Lonely Guy - ** - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UWNtFF07Nj8
6) The Rock Show - ** - video
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z7hhDINyBP0
7) Stay Together For The Kids - *** - video
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k1BFHYtZlAU
8) Roller Coaster - * - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=49L9y1m2FKs
9) Reckless Abandon - ** - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FP-60rv80GE
10) Everytime I Look For You - * - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jXjIzDUV3Ig
11) Give Me One Good Reason - ** - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n4G9sidyG9E
12) Shut Up - ** - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BTeBqXHwZYQ
13) Please Take Me Home - ** - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X7eFKw4Y94E

Rating - 1.8

JonG
08-06-2010, 03:00
Blitzen Trapper - Destroyer of the Void from Destroyer of the Void [Sub Pop, 2010]

http://img.sharedmusic.net/files/pics/2434/2433072/img_1_th.jpg


"Destroyer of the Void" ambitiously steamrolls over decades of canonical popular music, squishing it into an epic suite that gathers Beatles harmonies, sci-fi synths, classic rock guitars, country-rock twang, and AOR sentimentality into one big, ballsy package. - pitchfork

Music Head
08-06-2010, 09:34
from my library (digital)

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/b/b6/THS_BAGIA.jpg/200px-THS_BAGIA.jpg

Starting to really like these guys. Recently listened to the new album, but only once, and it was ok. This previous effort, which is their third, has benn on heavy rotation all week, and was really sinking in. Craig Finns lyrics and phrasing are excellent. This was the first album to chart (U.K. - #84, U.S. - #24). Chips Ahoy and Stuck Between Stations were singles. Love them backing vocals on Chillout Tent and First Night is just an awesome song, headphones, a joint, I melted.

I LIKE THIS ALBUM

Worst Track - South Town Girls

Best Track - First Night

Charlemagne shakes in the streets
Gideon makes love to the suites
and Holly's not invincible
in fact she's in the hospital
not far from that bar where we met
on that first night

Charlemagne pulls street corner scams
and Gideon's got a popcap
from a Pringles can
Holly's insatiable, she still looks incredible
But she don't look like
that same girl we met
on that first night
She was golden with floorlight and beer
on that first night
she slept like she'd never been scared

And then last night
She said "Words so long
never could save us."
And then last night
She cried and she told us about Jesus

Holly's inconsolable
Unhinged and uncontrollable
'Cause we can't get as high as we got
on that first night

Boys and girls in America
Boys and girls in America
Boys and girls in America
Boys and girls in America
Boys and girls in America

Don't bother talking to the guys
with their hot soft eyes
you know they're already taken
Don't even speak to all those sequencer and beats boys
when they kiss they spit white noise
when they kiss they spit white noise
when they kiss they spit white noise
when they kiss they spit white noise
yeah, when they kiss they spit white noise
now when they kiss they spit white noise
when they kiss they spit white noise

1) Stuck Between Stations - *** - live
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Isvn_Dsj2bA
2) Chips Ahoy - ** - video
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OCZB3nSoNbU
3) Hot Soft Light - ** - live
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F-cjElnd_Fk
4) Same Kooks - * - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hbBt7GtGt78
5) First Night - *** - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zeLnY35hOX4
6) Party Pit - **
7) You Can Make Him Like You - ** - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DdbjfJxlz18
8) Massive Nights - **
9) Citrus - ** - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x6-EQzvn4BU
10) Chill Out Tent - *** - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aqdT8tIrfEU
11) Southtown Girls - *

Rating - 2.1

Tiggi
08-06-2010, 17:13
http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/619Oi64wFbL._SL500_AA300_.jpg

Hardly anything about Dury is Punk, except maybe an attitude, but he certainly surfed the Punk wave.

The music plunders many genres - Music Hall, Funk, Rock & Roll, and a smattering of Punkishness - and The Blockheads were on top form here, but the main attraction for me would be Dury's lyrics. Often daft & humorous, but equally capable of tugging at the heart-strings.

All delivered in ID's glorious London slang, by his not so glorious voice.

Great album.

techman
09-06-2010, 21:45
Rage against the machine - Killing in the name

Music Head
09-06-2010, 22:59
listened online

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/6/65/Melvins2010.jpg/200px-Melvins2010.jpg

Washington band formed in the early 80's that I never could get into. Just a little too hard core for me. Out there with Dead Kennedys on ludes or Black Flag. This was a little tamer than I expected, but it still didn't work. Had no idea they had 18 albums. The Who cover was totally unnecessary.

I DO NOT LIKE THIS ALBUM

Worst Track - My Generation

Best Track - Evil New War God

1) The Water Glass - 1.0 - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zZaPDhhrdaY
2) Evil New War God - 1.5 - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dmZLv74qQDo
3) Pig House - 1.0 - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U_EuuhvMB-k
4) I'll Finish You Off - 1.5 - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bqXtNpsobUQ
5) Electric Flower - 1.0 - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=myPvDXym-dE
6) Hospital Up - 1.0 - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EXxEbuxLTwI
7) Inhumanity And Death - 1.0 - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=71AdABWtUxQ
8) My Generation - 1.0 - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5lZx4B1w6Wo
9) P.G. X 3 - 1.0 - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=22eK8oE5YYk

Average Rating - 1.1

Music Head
10-06-2010, 09:28
listened online

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/2/28/Paul_Weller_Wake_Up_the_Nation_Album_Cover.jpg/200px-Paul_Weller_Wake_Up_the_Nation_Album_Cover.jpg

Never was a big Jam fan (preferred Style Council years), which is the roots of Mr Weller, who is out with his 10th solo album. Paul has always been a much more popular artist across the pond than here.
To remain relevant after this many years in the biz deserves some recognition, and he's done that. This album features contributions from fellow Jam band member Bruce Foxton. The album barely gets a passing grade from me, with a few good tracks.

I LIKE THIS ALBUM

Worst Track - In Amsterdam

Best Track - Find The Torch, Burn The Plans

1) Moonshine - 1.5 - live
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hEYK73ogxug
2) Wake Up The Nation - 2.5 - video
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HykV37M67MI
3) No Tears To Cry - 2.0 - live
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fnTHBNGTz-0
4) Fast Car/Slow Traffic - 1.0 - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GxdLSv_Xbbg
5) Andromeda - 2.0 - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4wi4HUmKE64
6) In Amsterdam - 1.0 - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZxOQeYBZKaw
7) She Speaks - 1.5 - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dsx8TTtp7J4
8) Find The Torch, Burn The Plans - 2.5
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6PSpe82U1_k
9) Aim High - 2.0 - live
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D_vThRXJtv4
10) Trees - 2.0 - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Bq-_cTFr3I
11) Grasp & Still Connect - 2.0 - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D8AOlqmKEXc
12) Whatever Next - 1.0 - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=80acT5PcmeI
13) 7 & 3 Is The Strikers Name - 1.5 - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GGMNkTEJhm8
14) Up The Dosage - 1.5 - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nln2dRvPWQU
15) Pieces Of A Dream - 1.0 - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RsDJvFqUB60
16) Two Fat Ladies - 1.5 - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xd7UUTnBvzE

Average Rating - 1.7

Music Head
11-06-2010, 09:29
listened online

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/9/9a/FUTUREHEADS_THE_CHAOS_COVER.jpg/200px-FUTUREHEADS_THE_CHAOS_COVER.jpg

English band gigged for a few years before landing a contract in 2004. Four albums later they are still trying to crack that U.S. market, after doing so in the homeland. Have toured with Franz Ferdinand, Pixies, Oasis and Foo Fighter. This album is said to be more ambitious than previous efforts. I wouldn't know. These guys remind me of a lot of groups, Maximo Park, Cribs and some Devo. The first single is Struck Dumb. Sun Goes Down really grabbed me.

I LIKE THIS ALBUM

Worst Track - Jupiter

Best Track - Sun Goes Down

The sun goes down and the colours are replaced
In the darkness I await your invisible embrace
I lead a double life, secretive ways
We're following the lights but we're lost in the haze
Sun goes down and the double life begins,
Sun goes down and the double life begins

I drive through the trees to the hiss of your name
I'll meet you in the moonlight to experience again
Nothing lasts forever but we don't need much
To take us to the sun is just a midnight touch
Sun goes down and the double life begins,
Sun goes down and the double life begins

The sun goes down and the double life begins,
Sun goes down and the double life begins.
It's a one way ticket to the city of sin
The sun goes down and the double life begins.

I'm thinking of the night through the middle of the day,
I'm dying to escape and I just can't wait
Love is replaced by a bright burning light
It's pulling me in to the city tonight
The sun goes down and the double life begins,
Sun goes down and the double life begins.

The sun goes down and the double life begins,
Sun goes down and the double life begins.
It's a one way ticket to the city of sin
The sun goes down and the double life begins.

The sun goes down and the double life begins,
Sun goes down and the double life begins.
It's a one way ticket to the city of sin
The sun goes down and the double life begins.

Double life begins
We don't care, we don't sleep, we don't think, we don't feel
We don't dream, we don't hide, we don't cheat, we don't lie
We don't care, we don't sleep, we don't think, we don't feel
We don't dream, we don't hide, we don't cheat, we don't lie
The sun goes down and the double life begins,
Sun goes down and the double life begins.
It's a one way ticket to the city of sin
The sun goes down and the double life begins.

The sun goes down and the double life begins,
Sun goes down and the double life begins.
It's a one way ticket to the city of sin
The sun goes down and the double life begins.

Double life begins

1) The Chaos - 1.5 - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YXlKF0vVUvw
2) Struck Dumb - 2.0 - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=shCuQaNH0is
3) Heartbeat Song - 1.5 - video
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=saYWZ837FeA
4) Stop The Noise - 2.0 - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qsCaogb9o7I
5) The Connector - 1.5 - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0nhnZtBVcnY
6) I Can Do That - 2.0 - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a-HVBnDEjb0
7) Sun Goes Down - 2.5 - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0qOs1aOOiuE
8) This Is The Life - 1.0 - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JryTxqwuRyw
9) The Baron - 1.5 - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eKl5yx4DfcI
10) Dart In The Map - 2.0 - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LJRuc5Uc69A
11) Jupiter - 1.0 - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xgug5YOetCw

Average Rating - 1.7

Tiggi
11-06-2010, 13:53
http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51FE4JiWykL._SL500_AA300_.jpg

As reviewed by Music Head in November.

Ed originally put me onto this lot, and I bought the I And Love And You disc, which i lent to Robbie at work. Robbie's now lent me this one, and it's a lovely album.

Strong vocals, and fine songs of love, loss, sprituality, & regret make for a great Alt-Americana effort.

Banjotastic...

Music Head
11-06-2010, 20:53
^^

Yes it is..

Music Head
11-06-2010, 22:16
listened online

http://image.allmusic.com/00/amg/cov200/drn900/n905/n90588pc2b2.jpg

Debut album from these English indie girls. Have toured with Kate Nash, Maccabees and Mumford & Sons. Behind the band is Rosa Slade and Katy Young. The music could be considered folk, but fits nicely here too. Love the harmonies.

I LIKE THIS ALBUM

Worst Track - Careless Talk Costs Lives

Best Track - The Shape We Made

1) Long Division Blues - 1.5
2) Yo Mama - 2.0 - live
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Rn0hMEFJdM
3) I Read It In The Paper - 2.0
4) Green Grow The Rushes - 2.0 - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r542PM8u-Es
5) Watchman - 2.0 - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MDTtWVy9I5E
6) She Called - 1.5 - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aO3GuqfSt3c
7) Careless Talk Costs Less - 1.0
8) The Remainder - 2.5 - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WOAw8ke_3N4
9) Matilda - 1.5
10) February Snow - 2.5 - live
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VQN7kGO9xdI
11) Fossils - 2.5
12) The Shape We Made - 2.5 - live
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EkmaN9zNgtw

Average Rating - 2.0

Music Head
12-06-2010, 10:14
listened online

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/0/0c/Wintersleep_-_New_Inheritors.png/200px-Wintersleep_-_New_Inheritors.png

Not very often I come across a 3.0 song on first listen, but that happened on this album. First track, I was swept in. And not a bad track on it. Think this is my highest rated album (first listen) in awhile. Canadian band out with their fourth album, first for me. Don't know much about 'em, but I like 'em. Nominated for a Juno in 2008. Opened for McCartney when he played their area last year.

I LIKE THIS ALBUM

Worst Track - Terrible Man

Best Track - Experience The Jewel

What would you do?
What would you do,
If desperation called for you?
What would you do?

A big black cloud of smoke
You can't crimp it by the jackal throat
You can't sing it like a song you wrote
It's bigger than you

Call you up at 3am
You think you really got it bad?
You think you really do, do you?
You think you really do?

It's bigger than you
It's bigger than you
If you ever make it through
What would you do?

Experience the jewel
Experience the jewel, my friend
A preconditioned argument
Nobody's winning it
You gasp it like a dying breath
Black petal from a wet black sand
How you gonna nurture it?
How you gonna feed it?

It's bigger than you
It's bigger than you
If you ever make it through
What would you do?

It's bigger than you
It's bigger than you
If you ever make it through
What would you do?

1) Experience The Jewel - 3.0 - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qDLUOBvJDao
2) Encyclopedia - 2.0 - live
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FMw0YUkBE9c
3) Blood Collection - 2.0 - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gF5EwldRavE
4) New Inheritors - 2.5 - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_adcGm4RB9A
5) Black Camera - 2.0 - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eXn9Zj7x_dk
6) Trace Decay - 2.0 - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nC9fWxrRMMk
7) Mausoleum - 2.0 - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9JmS9dN717k
8) Echolocation - 2.0 - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9JJL8So0f5Y
9) Terrible Man - 1.5 - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fcKoxJ3fWFc
10) Preservation - 2.5 - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=18Y1lAA6ENA
11) Mirror Matter - 2.0 - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nvlCZkGbS80
12) Baltic - 2.0 - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jf90MR8pVGg

Average Rating - 2.1

Tiggi
12-06-2010, 13:41
^ Sounds interesting Ed. I'll have to get me a listen.

Music Head
12-06-2010, 20:30
listened online

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/e/ea/AndyBell_NonStop.jpg/200px-AndyBell_NonStop.jpg

A lot of work into that album cover, so I gotta give 'em that. Former Erasure guy with his second solo. Never was a fan of them, but I do have one album. This one is way too dance/techno for me. I did find one track that was ok. Of course there's no clip for it. Stuck the album here, cause I'm not sure where to stick it. Well, I do know one place. That's just my ears. Singles of Running Out and Will You Be There. The last track includes an appearance by Perry Farrell.

I DO NOT LIKE THIS ALBUM

Worst Track - DHDQ

Best Track - Slow Release

1) Runnng Out - 1.0 - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y-lhjIoG0S8
2) Call On Me - 1.0 - video
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_UVbRJ4ELxQ
3) Subject/Object - 1.5
4) Say What You Want - 1.0
5) Will You Be There? - 1.0 - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MkXFb-UYZSo
6) Slow Release - 2.0
7) Touch - 1.5
8) Non-Stop - 1.0 - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5JLVrLnKsbg
9) DHDQ - 1.0
10) Honey If You Love Him (That's All That Matters - 1.5 - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vOBt5k63euY

Average Rating - 1.3

Tiggi
13-06-2010, 13:15
http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61idOH6%2BxOL._SL500_AA300_.jpg

Another one borrowed from Robbie.

The band name deserves extra points IMV...

Yet more solid Alt-Country, not at all dissimlar to the Avett Brothers in many respects.

Another for the Buy List.

Music Head
13-06-2010, 13:34
You sure as heck give a lot of shout out's to Robbie.

Who is he?

Tiggi
13-06-2010, 14:36
I work with him.

Used to explain who he is in every post, but got tired of explaining...

He seems to have an endless supply of tasteful music I've never heard of. Kinda useful...

Iota
14-06-2010, 10:53
Radiohead - Reckoner

Music Head
14-06-2010, 23:21
listened online

http://images.artistdirect.com/Images/Sources/AMGCOVERS/music/cover200/drn500/n535/n53506er870.jpg

Brother/sister duo from Australia with their second album. Started performing together in 2006 at local clubs. Mostly acoustic numbers that could be considered folk and I started to put this in that thread, but some are a little harder, so I ended up here once again. This is hard. It's just all music to me. Already a big hit in the homeland with this entering the charts at #1. First single is And The Boys. Beautiful voice for Julia, just like Joanna Newsom.

I LIKE THIS ALBUM

Worst Track - On The Road

Best Track - Yellow Brick Road

1) Hold On - 2.0 - audio
YouTube - Angus And Julia Stone - Hold On (Down The Way - 2010) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cZ1uPwf9ZEs)
2) Black Crow - 2.0 - video
YouTube - Angus and Julia Stone - "Black Crow" [music video] (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5FlJYPBTyqU)
3) For You - 1.5 - audio
YouTube - Angus And Julia Stone - For You (Down The Way - 2010) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XQPFUSWvmlY)
4) Big Jet Plane - 2.0 - audio
YouTube - Angus And Julia Stone - Big Jet Plane (Down The Way - 2010) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gwfu5aHgm6M)
5) Santa Monica Dream - 2.0 - audio
YouTube - Angus And Julia Stone - Santa Monica Dream (Down The Way - 2010) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GhLp2K1hEM8)
6) Yellow Brick Road - 2.5 - audio
YouTube - Angus And Julia Stone - Yellow Brick Road (Down The Way - 2010) HQ (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wfaGwHeDMNA)
7) And The Boys - 2.5 - video
YouTube - Angus and Julia Stone - "and the boys" [music video] HD (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RUDc1frz22E)
8) On The Road - 1.0 - audio
YouTube - Angus And Julia Stone - On The Road (Down The Way - 2010) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ySOp2zLQRMo&feature=PlayList&p=A2C393444D641217&playnext=1&playnext_from=PL&index=7)
9) Walk It Off - 2.0 - audio
YouTube - Angus & Julia Stone 'Walk It Off' (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t3VwrssF63g)
10) Hush - 1.5 - audio
YouTube - Angus And Julia Stone - Hush (Down The Way - 2010) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H-NjXplueq0)
11) Draw Your Swords - 2.0 - audio
YouTube - Angus And Julia Stone - Draw Your Swords (Down The Way - 2010) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p8P1UHHGNJY)
12) I'm Not Yours - 2.5 - audio
YouTube - Angus And Julia Stone - I'm Not Yours (Down The Way - 2010) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eB15J-CdHBc)
13) The Devils Tears - 1.5

Average Rating - 1.9

Thought I should update this post.
Recently purchased the album via a download.
Being on heavy rotation all week, the album has really grown on me, and has now reached the love status, with Big Jet Plane now being my favorite.
Amazing what a little airplay can do (my air).

Music Head
15-06-2010, 09:58
from my library (cd)

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/7/72/Blink182album.jpg/200px-Blink182album.jpg

This was the last one. Well, before the reforming. Are they making another album? Not sure. This is the one where they grew up a little imo. A downer for many I guess. I like all of their 6 albums and I'm not sure where this would rank. Near the top I expect. Always is probably my favorite song on all the albums. Love I Miss You to, but I just wish someone would have told DeLonge, the h in head is not silent. And I love the line about spiders killing things and eating their insides. Singles of Always, Down, I Miss You and Feeling This. None of the singles charted that well, but the album made it to #3 on the U.S. charts. And it was a pleasure to hear Robert Smith on All Of This.

I LIKE THIS ALBUM

Worst Track - The Fallen Interlude

Best Track - Always

I've been here before a few times
And I'm quite aware we're dying
And your hands they shake with goodbyes
And I'll take you back if you'd have me
So here I am I'm trying
So here I am are you ready

Come on let me hold you touch you feel you
Always
Kiss you taste you all night
Always

And I'll miss your laugh your smile
I'll admit I'm wrong if you'd tell me
I'm so sick of fights I hate them
Lets start this again for real

So here I am I'm trying
So here I am are you ready
So here I am I'm trying
So here I am are you ready

Come on let me hold you touch you feel you
Always
Kiss you taste you all night
Always
Come on let me hold you touch you feel you
Always
Kiss you taste you all night
Always

I've been here before a few times
And I'm quite aware we're dying

Come on let me hold you touch you feel you
Always
Kiss you taste you all night
Always
Come on let me hold you touch you feel you
Always
Kiss you taste you all night
Always
Always
Always

1) Feeling This - ** - video
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4kMZ23T9VHE
2) Obvious - * - live
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Axzpa9cRsFI
3) I Miss You - *** - video
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s1tAYmMjLdY
4) Violence - * - live
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=avPe9_3Shqw
5) Stockholme Syndrom - ** - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HmfU1hNWabI
6) Down - ** - video
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XrTZT49u0kM
7) The Fallen Interlude - * - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=glBDrSigNJo
8) Go - ** - live
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-3-2ZlkMVkM
9) Asthenia - ** - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aDtOuy7Zz_k
10) Always - *** - video
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CvtJVku_mJw
11) Easy Target - ** - live
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YUnTsmX_jSQ
12) All Of This - *** - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SBd14j1pj24
13) Here's Your Letter - ** - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Yx-8ysBqog
14) I'm Lost Without You - *** - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QptgHvF7Ck0

3's - 4
2's - 7
1's - 3

Rating - 2.1

Tiggi
15-06-2010, 16:49
http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51wSWtiVz2L._SL500_AA300_.jpg

First of the latest three from the infamous Robbie.

Another disc from the Alt-Brooce act from - you guessed it - New Jersey.

The comparison with The Boss is, again, inescapable, but they certainly have something about them. This album is more energetic than the one listened to a few days ago, and I think it's the better of the two.

Enjoyable album.

Music Head
15-06-2010, 21:07
listened online

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/9/9c/White_Crosses.jpg/200px-White_Crosses.jpg

Florida band formed in 1997 with their 5th album, 2nd with major label Sire. Butch Vig is back with the production chores. They pick up a new drummer in George Rebelo, as Warren Oakes split to try out the restaurant business. First single is I Was A Teenage Anarchist. This album is said to be quite a change from the previous. I wouldn't know. One near great track here, which pushes it into the possible buy range. This guys vocals on the fast tracks sounds like Meat Loaf.

I LIKE THIS ALBUM

Worst Track - Bamboo Bones

Best Track - High Pressure Low


There was a high pressure low developing off the coast of Africa,
Uplift in the atmosphere pushed waves
Across the ocean towards Antilles and Bon Air.
I paced in Agitation. I drew the curtains closed.
I turned the air conditioner on.
I pressed a warm wash cloth to my face.
Somewhere out there a hurricane was coming.


There's just no future left for us to dream of,
Living in an era of instability.
So caught up in the culture of their rivals,
Fear breeds in honest men.
It's a high pressure low.


7 missiles flying over the sea of japan.
Tales of feral children sleeping in wolf dens.
And the pious preacher commands.
I hold my breath in anticipation.
Into the shelter of the jungle noble savages run.
Vestal virgins triumph over life long inhibitions.
And I wonder, what is real? What is fiction?


There's just no future left for us to dream of,
Living in an era of instability.
So caught up in the culture of their rivals,
Fear breeds in honest men.
It's a high pressure low.


Would anyone forgive Robert McNamara?
In retrospect he had to admit;
There was mistake in going to war without first asking all the questions.
Yes, Robert Strange McNamara,
There are those who just cannot forget.
And I wonder, have I lost my own compassion?


There's just no future left for us to dream of,
Living in an era of instability.
So caught up in the culture of their rivals,
Fear breeds in honest men.
It's a high pressure low.


1) White Crosses - 1.5 - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EUqpqeIUbeo
2) I Was A Teenage Anarchist - 1.5 - video
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c7RUeMCZL3Q
3) Because Of The Shame - 1.5 - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g7uNJc58yp4
4) Suffocation - 1.0 - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=anNpLsml7a4
5) We're Breaking Up - 2.0 - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GzA5fQ7SKsM
6) High Pressure Low - 2.5 - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NoSVMw97oX8
7) Ache With Me - 2.0 - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RybqwnQTCzM
8) Spanish Moss - 2.0 - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I3ykMaB1DT8
9) Rapid Decompression - 2.0 - video
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V1KIm9ZznP8
10) Bamboo Bones - 1.0 - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cYlRF-ok76A

Average Rating - 1.7

Music Head
16-06-2010, 09:52
listened online

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/f/fb/Tokyo-Police-Club-champ.jpg/200px-Tokyo-Police-Club-champ.jpg

Had not heard this band before. Glad I have now. Very promising. Every song I play, I hear someone else, which is a good thing to me. You can't peg 'em. Canadian band formed in 2005 with their second album. Have toured with Weezer and Angels & Airwaves. Nothing was really great for me here, but I like most of it. One that would surely get better with plays. Breakneck Speed is the first single.

I LIKE THIS ALBUM

Worst Track - Favorite Food

Best Track - Bambi

I wanna tell you there's a really good reason
why I came home wasted in the middle of the night
a tiny kingdom at the bottom of the trees
where I was always a winner and I was usually right

oh, you can watch it when you get a bit older
but for now in the bad bits, I should cover your eyes
she painted pictures with the tips of her fingers
sewing buttons to Bambi, tying strings to a kite

turning into black and white
underneath the swinging lights
barely awake
but I still got my stripes
'cause you're the killer with the colored kite

I wanna tell you there's a really good reason
why I came down easy, spinning threads to a throne
a tiny kingdom at the bottom of the trees
where I was always a winner and I was barely alone

turning into black and white
underneath the swinging lights
barely awake
but I still got my stripes
'cause you're the killer with the colored kite

tangled up, tongue tied
tell me what to do
tangled up, tongue tied
tell me what to do

turning into black and white
underneath the swinging lights
barely awake
but I still got my stripes
'cause you're the killer with the colored kite

turning into black and white

1) Favorite Food - 1.0 - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LCqyVGcLVmI
2) Favorite Color - 1.5 - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sen8X6AzT9o
3) Breakneck Speed - 2.0 - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qDtTaoUgZJc
4) Wait Up (Boots Of Danger) - 1.5 - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Aw-gnCUkC_A
5) Bambi - 2.0 - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ps3dUiwizUs
6) End Of A Spark - 2.0 - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bduCutwl5xI
7) Hands Reversed - 2.0 - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=maRDQ7MFohg
8) Gone - 1.5 - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mP9Nh2q6OUM
9) Big Difference - 2.0 - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GX2lmH7T7GU
10) Not Sick - 2.0 - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RI4bZxQnMxw
11) Frankenstein - 2.0 - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qAk3q7lRr3M

Average Rating - 1.8

Tiggi
16-06-2010, 17:09
http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41ZAHY0DPEL._SL500_AA300_.jpg

Another from Robbie.

This is rather good. More Alt-Americana (Banjos, accordians, double-bass, that sort of thing) with a pretty distinctive sound.

Lots of religious imagery in the lyrics, used in much the way that Nick Cave does.

Thumbs up.

Sunday
16-06-2010, 23:32
The Velvet Underground & Nico (1967)

360

The music is beautiful, the lyrics are like poetry. Sunday Morning, Femme Fatale & I'll Be Your Mirror are my favorite songs. They are very relaxing. I just love the whole album really :-D


Also listening to Iggy Pop's second solo album, Lust for Life.

362

Music Head
17-06-2010, 10:31
listened online

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/4/47/Blitzen_destroyer.jpg/200px-Blitzen_destroyer.jpg

Oregon band formed in 2000 with their 5th album, although the first 3 were self released. The last one earned a nod from Sub Pop who signed them up. Influences are many with a prog rock sound here. Wasn't really anything I thought was bad, with a couple of near great tracks. First I've heard of these guys and very promising.

I LIKE THIS ALBUM

Worst Track - Laughing Lover

Best Track - The Tree

1) Destroyer Of The Void - 2.0 - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oPavdaSERGk
2) Laughing Lover - 1.5
3) Below The Hurricane - 1.5
4) The Man Who Would Speak True - 2.0 - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DxBjNrE8ME0
5) Love And Hate - 2.0
6) Heaven And Earth - 2.5 - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AI6jrdnUIv8
7) Dragons Song - 2.0 - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=93Ge6eERFmc
8) The Tree - 2.5 - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UiaivHA02Zc
9) Evening Star - 2.0 - live
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KnYlTphjZFs
10) Lover Leave Me Drowning - 1.5 - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uBsrfCYo9m0
11) The Tailor - 2.0
12) Sadie - 2.0 - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oLWt5maUjng

Average Rating - 2.0

Tiggi
17-06-2010, 17:21
http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51DvMfAV0KL._SL500_AA300_.jpg

Another slice of Alt-Country borrowed from Robbie.

After a royal bitch of a day at work, this didn't make much of an impression at first. I think this was more about my mood than the music.

By the end, Son Volt had won me over convincingly.

This is a good album.

Sunday
17-06-2010, 18:39
Lonely Planet Boy by New York Dolls from the self-titled album. I kinda like it so far.

363

Music Head
17-06-2010, 22:44
listened online

http://image.allmusic.com/00/amg/cov200/drn900/n918/n91885rfood.jpg

Third album from L.A. band formed in 1999. Have toured with Jonas Brothers, Kelly Clarkson, Weezer and the Strokes. Touring again this summer opening for Hanson. I'll give you those touring partners don't stack up to favorably. A few songs weren't that bad though. An appearance on The O.C. boosted the sales of the last album. There were more bad tracks than good ones here. I'll pass. Maybe kerry will like it.

I DO NOT LIKE THIS ALBUM

Worst Track - The Hunch

Best Track - Holdin' On

I was young, I'd seen it all
A cemetery in the middle of a super mall
I went to school, I never learned
How it feels, how everything you love can burn
And it never stops, it's all I got
And I never know when to turn
Like a merry-go-round, it all comes around again

[Chorus]
And I don't know why I'm here
I don't know where I'll go
If I don't give it time, how can this garden grow?
I don't know what I've lost and I don't know where to get it back
But I'm holdin' on
Yes, I'm holdin' on for as long as I can

I moved away, I left the band
I saw it coming, it was written on the back of my hand
And every day, I could feel something missing
I went home to get a record deal
And my mother said, "You're theirs to your dead,
To them, it's just another meal."
Now I'm fat with regret, I'm placing my bet on me

[Chorus]

It's not over yet, no, it's not even close
My heart is younger, stronger than 100 cowards in a row
And all my curiosity will keep me asking, "What went wrong?"
When it's all done, when it's gone,
No, it won't be long 'til I'm traveling back in time
To a place when I was mine

I don't know why I'm here
I don't know where I'll go
If I don't give it time, how can this garden grow?
I don't know what I've lost and I don't know where to get it back
But I'm holdin' on, I'm holdin' on, I'm holdin' on
I'm holdin' on for as long as I can

1) Holdin' On - 2.0 - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q_B6ov7dpKI
2) I Can't Get Enough - 1.5 - video
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZSBS8v92Lk0
3) Only Friend - 1.0 - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7dr7oLGzE5I
4) Into The Blue - 1.5 - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yfyXyKp0erw
5) All Or Nothing - 1.0 - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UrDYJN0lrzs
6) The Hunch - 1.0 - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wMzFAQtPwgw
7) I Don't Wanna Lose You - 1.5 - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0CkIuXacNmo
8) Stars And Stripes - 1.0 - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X1mDR3NA_b4
9) Go On - 1.0 - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4nHo_4FqRwE&feature=related
10) You're What I'm Looking For - 2.0 - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KbsNsC1v9DI
11) Not In My House - 2.0 - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g8VBf89IOfE
12) Don't Look At Me - 2.0 - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WyuYga4dwd8

Average Rating - 1.5

Music Head
18-06-2010, 10:18
listened online

http://image.allmusic.com/00/amg/cov200/drn700/n792/n79258t730x.jpg

Third album from Vermont based band who are getting a lot of attention in the northeast. A blend of retro sounds come together, with their songs appearing on various tv shows (All My Children, One Tree Hill, Brothers & Sisters, ER and Greys Anatomy. Have toured with Black Crows and Dave Matthews Band. They do White Rabbit on the Alice In Wonderland soundtack. Tiny Light is the first single. Most of these live clips are not representative of the album version. You know, that production thing.

I LIKE THIS ALBUM

Worst Track - Only Love

Best Track - Things I Never Needed

Take a long hard look at my face
Take away the things I can't replace
Take my heart, go on take it away
I've got nothing to say

Take away this sense of regret
Take the things I need to forget
Take the mistakes I haven't made yet
They're all I have left

I don't want to be the one who lets you down
All I did was run myself around
I wish I could have seen through your eyes
Maybe then I would have realized
I'm the only one who's bleeding
For the things I never needed
The things I never needed

Take a good long look at yourself
Take the weight off everyone else
Take the hardest blow that was dealt
It's all on your shoulders

I don't want to be the one who lets you down
All I did was run myself around
I wish I could have seen through your eyes
Maybe then I would have realized
I'm the only one who's bleeding
For the things I never needed
The things I never needed

I don't want to be the one who lets you down
All I did was run myself around
I wish I could have seen through your eyes
Maybe then I would have realized
I'm the only one who's bleeding
For the things I never needed
The things I never needed

1) Paris (Ooh La La) - 1.0 - live
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d--Q3CgXXsU
2) Oasis - 1.5 - live
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yrGObBbsCk8
3) Medicine - 1.5 - live
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oTBTaPkeGBs
4) Goodbye Kiss - 2.5 - live
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AMkWI5DpsMQ
5) Tiny Light - 1.5 - video
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ma9lzcUe2Zg
6) Colors - 2.5
7) Only Love - 1.0 - live
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=448io7Dp3j0
8) Money - 1.5
9) One Short Night - 2.0 - live
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ok-CvnzzxPg
10) Low Road - 2.5 - live
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tgc5l9X3Dn4
11) That Phone - 2.0
12) Hot Summer Night - 1.0 - live
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XcIsQKJ1hog
13) Things I Never Needed - 2.5 - live
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Qy67CqmX-o

Average Rating - 1.8

Music Head
19-06-2010, 09:04
listened online

http://image.allmusic.com/00/amg/cov200/drn900/n920/n92024llzh7.jpg

Hmmmm, very interesting, with one track I love straight outta the box. Debut album from this Irish band. A one man band at this point, of Conor J. O'Brien fom the band Immediate. Nothing bad here.

I LIKE THIS ALBUM

Worst Track - To Be Counted Among Men

Best Track - Pieces

For a long long time
I've been in pieces
In the corner of a room
In an endless afternoon

For a long long time
I've been in pieces
For a long long time
I've been in pieces
I've been in pieces
I've been in pieces

There is a way down
That I wish I had not found
You just split yourself in two
One for them and one for you
One for them and one for you

For a long long time
I've been in pieces
All the words I mean to say
They never come out the right way
And there are things that I could tell you
But they'll never come out the right way
And there are sides that I could show you
But they'll never come out the right way
Never come out the right way
Never come out the right way
Never come out the right way
Cause I've been in pieces
I've been in pieces
I've been in pieces
I've been in pieces
I've been in pieces
I've been in pieces

1) I Saw The Dead - 1.5 - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QZGCfIIHWhk
2) Becoming A Jackal - 2.0 - video
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hg0UsO5SFb8[/URL]
3) Ship Of Promises - 2.0 - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VDXFgHsXTAA (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S3sBblnrGik)
4) The Meaning Of The Ritual - 2.0 - live
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TCdCuUKdx04
5) Home - 2.5 - video
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P6Y_I1MLgEc
6) That Day - 2.5 - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xv9OYXNh_gc
7) The Pact (I'll Be Your Fever) - 2.0 - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8S04PBYHx7Y
8) Set The Tigers Free - 2.0 - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wBjWJzJ1lNQ
9) Twenty Seven Strangers - 2.5 - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LuTi_5sP8aU
10) Pieces - 3.0 - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l0WciGUhLz0
11) To Be Counted Among Men - 1.5 - live
[URL]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8SyYJHqVu4c (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ins3IryV-NU)

Average Rating - 2.1

Music Head
19-06-2010, 21:53
listened online

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/4/48/Before_Today.jpg/200px-Before_Today.jpg

L.A. based freak-folk (whatever that is) musician Ariel Rosenberg with his 9th album. First for me. Claiming the Cure as his favorite band, too bad this isn't close. Although he has been recording since 2004, a full fledged band didn't emerge until 2008. I guess this is the second album with that lineup. Round And Round is the first single.

I DO NOT LIKE THIS ALBUM

Worst Track - Reminiscences

Best Track - Bight Lit Blue Skies

1) Hot Body Rub - 1.0
2) Bright Lit Blue Skies - 1.5 - video
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fIjwZecUeaw
3) L'estat (Acc. To The Widows Maid) - 1.0 - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZSvU04qmSe8
4) Fright Night (Nevermore) - 1.0 - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hMNPWT6WDJQ
5) Round And Round - 1.5 - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nhwKup1AKd4
6) Beverly Kills - 1.0 - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=93Y_oFrgegE
7) Butt-House Blondies - 1.5 - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=id4jF-6bHnw
8) Little Wig - 1.0 - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XJ24S3rWBAw
9) Can't Hear My Eyes - 1.5 - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JgcsTw9dPJM
10) Reminiscences - 1.0 - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fBe478T9csw
11) Menopause Man - 1.5 - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vl7nSKDC50c
12) Revolutions A Lie - 1.0

Average Rating - 1.2

Music Head
21-06-2010, 09:34
listened online

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/e/eb/Take_a_vacation%21.jpg/200px-Take_a_vacation%21.jpg

Debut from California band consisting of two former members of Panic At The Disco. Kind of lo-fi retro sounding at times, with the album cover even showing that. Rather Kinkish sounding to me. Up to 3 singles already with Change, Take A Vacation and Everyone But You. Just misses the list.

I DO NOT LIKE THIS ALBUM

Worst Track - Young Veins (Die Tonight)

Best Track - Defiance

There was a hope when we found the bridge
Of a place we had never been
Defiance

Ever since I was a kid
They said just stay away from there
Boy, don't you ever live?
In defiance

From the outside looking in
I sure do make an easy target
It's nice to think that you are always wanted

I'm not afraid to laugh
And I don't mind taking a photograph
Because you don't ask for my autograph
In defiance, defiance

She said it was rust and lead
That love could never live again
But we found a way to make it stay
In defiance
She asked
In defiance
She asked

Can't we just be friends?
This kind of thing always happens
I fell in love agian
With defiance
Defiance

1) Change - 1.5 - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pv4VKsfVdQY
2) Take A Vacation! - 1.5 - live
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6FqMnDjH41c&feature=fvst
3) Cape Town - 2.0 - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kwMzxgG2AxM
4) Maybe I Will, Maybe I Won't - 1.5 - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cC_DBzokHA4
5) Young Veins (Die Tonight) - 1.0 - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nu_Ul-261-I
6) Everyone But You - 2.0 - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EWQcEFDTt-s
7) The Other Girl - 1.5 - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=clXL8pLS3Zo
8) Dangerous Blues - 1.5 - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rKKGh6_nwus
9) Defiance - 2.0 - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DxKxBFzRKJc
10) Lie To The Truth - 2.0 - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M5J7l5LOmYE
11) Heart Of Mine - 1.5 - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x9Ejfv7INhM

Average Rating - 1.6

Tiggi
21-06-2010, 16:44
http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41BplsK3R7L._SL500_AA300_.jpg

Another Robbie borrowing...

More Gothic Americana, but this is more visceral than the studio Secret South set played a few days ago.

Sounds like they'd have been a great band to see live. Too late now...

Very good live album.

Music Head
21-06-2010, 21:37
listened online

http://image.allmusic.com/00/amg/cov200/drn900/n920/n92038ei2m7.jpg

Debut album from New York band making tribal indie rock/chamber pop (I don't know). Toured with Yeasayer and MGMT. Can't handle the forced falsetto.

I DO NOT LIKE THIS ALBUM

Worst Track - A Mind I Knew

Best Track - Martha

1) Save Your Love For Me - 1.0 - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iysP8Nnhd4A
2) Black Sheep - 1.0 - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M9c4GzxejXE
3) Before Your Birthday Ends - 1.5 - live
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ojdu6FCbOD8
4) You Can Keep Me Runnin' Around - 1.5 - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oj4eJqVY_3o
5) A Mind I Knew - 1.0 - live
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OOiI7LPB52I
6) Roman Candles - 1.5 - live
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZshuCAwGpDc
7) It Gets Your Body Movin' - 1.5 - live
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZX1-a-qPaEk
8) Martha - 2.0 - live
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=trTGPB5UuIc
9) King Of Snakes - 1.5 - live
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9OJ8OXZHoiA
10) 2 Eyes 2 C - 1.0 - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=08OhxiUqlk8
11) Loose Change - 1.5 - live
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fy1giCs2YLg

Average Rating - 1.4

Music Head
22-06-2010, 09:57
listened online

http://image.allmusic.com/00/amg/cov200/drn900/n918/n91879m1r3m.jpg

This Scottish band, formed in 1989, has yet to make it in the states. Maybe this is the one. This is their ninth, and I didn't know they had that many. Heard them before but never a full album. Sort of a letdown from what I expected. Five years since the last release. Other than the leadoff single of Baby Lee, the album wasn't that good for me, but that single could be all they need. A lot of duds weighted it down.

I DO NOT LIKE THIS ALBUM

Worst Track - The Fall

Best Track - Baby Lee

Love me, leave me
Take my possessions and go
Wine me, dine me
Wreck all the things that I know

I'm enchanted I've fallen under your spell
How can I resist when you cast them so well

Baby Lee I'm only trying to remind you
They had me in mind oh yeah when they designed you
And Baby Lee I'm always watching from a distance
Oh marry marry me oh baby now I am insisting

Wake me, shake me
Put my emotions on show
Make me suffer
Tell everyone that you know

I'm enchanted I've fallen under your spell
How can I resist when you cast them so well

Baby Lee I'm only trying to remind you
They had me in mind oh yeah when they designed you
And Baby Lee I'm always watching from a distance
Oh marry marry me oh baby now I am insisting

1) Sometimes I Don't Need To Believe In Anything - 1.5 - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wmmckwDSPOI
2) Baby Lee - 2.5 - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A4H8F3TxSzQ
3) The Fall - 1.0 - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qIsAxcEv7V0
4) Into The City - 1.5 - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i6U0AthXY0w
5) Dark Clouds - 2.0 - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ioFbSpKRatA
6) The Past - 1.0 - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d_k4Hfm15go
7) Shock And Awe - 1.5 - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g7uIL0K4f3I
8) When I Still Have Thee - 2.0 - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aSwseEpUKf8
9) Live With The Seasons - 1.5 - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tg14YulLPY0
10) Sweet Days Waiting - 1.0 - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gqt7mQwcnKE
11) The Back Of My Mind - 1.0 - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_hDKJeqtnYk
12) Today Never Ends - 1.0 - audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2HX3g9uDRII

Average Rating - 1.5

Music Head
22-06-2010, 21:15
from my library (vinyl)

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/e/e1/SmithsRank.jpg/200px-SmithsRank.jpg

One of my few (comparatively) live albums. Not a fan of live albums, but it is the Smiths. Reached #2 in the U.K. and a whoppping #77 in the states. One of those contractual obligations after the band had split. Recorded at Londons National Ballroom in 1986. Since this is a live album, I included crappy live clips.

I LIKE THIS ALBUM

Worst Track - The Draize Train

Best Track - Ask

Shyness is nice and
Shyness can stop you
From doing all the things in life
You'd like to

Shyness is nice and
Shyness can stop you
From doing all the things in life
You'd like to

So, if there's something you'd like to try
If there's something you'd like to try
Ask me I wont say no, how could I?

Coyness is nice, and
Coyness can stop you
From saying all the things in
Life you'd like to

So, if there's something you'd like to try
If there's something you'd like to try
Ask me I wont say no, how could I?

Spending warm Summer days indoors
Writing frightening verse
To a buck-toothed girl in Luxembourg

Ask me, ask me, ask me
Ask me, ask me, ask me

Because if it's not Love
Then it's the bomb, the bomb, the bomb,
the bomb, the bomb, the bomb, the bomb
That will bring us together

Nature is a language - can't you read ?
Nature is a language - can't you read ?

So, ask me, ask me, ask me,
Ask me, ask me, ask me

Because if it's not Love
Then it's the bomb, the bomb, the bomb,
the bomb, the bomb, the bomb, the bomb
That will bring us together

If it's not Love
Then it's the bomb
Then it's the bomb
That will bring us together

So, ask me, ask me, ask me,
Ask me, ask me, ask me
Oh, la...

1) The Queen Is Dead - *** - live
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BJHRP-IzHHw
2) Panic - *** - live
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H1IIUFazum0
3) Vicar In A Tutu - * - live
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eBRQqeZSrxE
4) Ask - *** - live
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=crkfFMv56xg
5) Rusholme Ruffians - * - live
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r57Lg7YTJmk
6) The Boy With The Thorn In His Side - ** - live
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tefDc6mTaZk
7) What She Said - * - live
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HgwsIhaFuAI
8) Is It Really So Strange? - ** - live
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CYp8NRVyX8Q
9) Cemetary Gates - ** - live
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SfGJWb9OPug
10) London - ** - live
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gy8d1bQYvmM
11) I Know It's Over - *** - live
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=18GrFywPkXE
12) The Draize Train - * - live
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zVTBVjEyND0
13) Still Ill - ** - live
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZpatyAxOtOY
14) Bigmouth Strikes Again - ** - live
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DwgfeH-0TiA

3's - 3
2's - 7
1's - 4

Rating - 1.9