|12-22-2011, 11:01 AM||#31|
Rock n' Roll Doggie
Join Date: Jun 2009
Local Time: 11:28 AM
Oops, I see I forgot a tenth song.__________________
Mogwai - San Pedro
It's the most straightforward song on the last Mogwai album. Many post-rock fans might hate it because it's not post-rock at all. It's just a short rock song without vocals. Layers of loud, big riff follow eachother. It's a great song to rock out to and one I come back to frequently.
|12-22-2011, 04:51 PM||#32|
you are what you is
Join Date: Jul 2000
Location: last fm
Local Time: 11:28 AM
00. The Beach Boys - Smile__________________
01. Bonnie 'Prince' Billy - Wolfroy Goes to Town (15)
02. Abigail Washburn - City of Refuge (13)
03. Lindsey Buckingham - Seeds We Sow (11)
04. Me'Shell NdegéOcello - Weather (9)
05. Laura Cantrell - Kitty Wells Dresses (8)
06. R.E.M. - Collapse into Now (8)
07. Ry Cooder - Pull Up Some Dust and Sit Down (7)
08. Gillian Welch - The Harrow & The Harvest (7)
09. Paul Simon - So Beautiful or So What (6)
10. Tom Waits - Bad as Me (4)
11. Lucinda Williams - Blessed (4)
12. The Black Dog - Liber Dogma (3)
13. De Kift - Brik (2)
14. Gretchen Parlato - The Lost and Found (2)
15. TV on the Radio - Nine Types of Light (1)
“Some scientists claim that hydrogen, because it is so plentiful, is the basic building block of the universe. I dispute that. I say there is more stupidity than hydrogen, and that is the basic building block of the universe.”
|12-22-2011, 07:46 PM||#33|
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: East Point to Shaolin
Local Time: 08:28 PM
|12-23-2011, 01:07 AM||#35|
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: New York City
Local Time: 05:28 AM
Astronautalis - This Is Our Science 
The most underrated release of the year, This Is Our Science is one of those albums where every single track is outstanding. They are all potential singles, yet also flow incredibly well as whole. The cohesiveness doesn't mean sameness though, as styles traverse between piano ballads ("Measure The Globe"), indie rock ("Secrets From Our Lips"), and electronica ("Midday Moon"). Lyrically, he takes characters from history and uses their stories to connect to his own life. I can't recommend it enough.
St. Vincent - Strange Mercy 
Annie Clark continues to amaze with every record she puts out. Strange Mercy is far more personal than either of her previous albums, but there are still layers and layers of subtext and juxtapositions between her and the listener. Instrumentally and vocally, she's never been better, especially on the catchy riff-focused "Cruel", the furious "Northern Lights", and the synth-heavy "Year of the Tiger".
R.E.M. - Collapse Into Now 
The band’s last record is the best one they’ve put out since Bill Berry left. It’s like they finally got back the balance they lost when he departed. Collapse Into Now also works as an incredible retrospective of the band’s career, but the strong melodies keep it from sounded tired or repetitive. “Discoverer” is one of the best openers they’ve ever written. “Alligator Aviator Autopilot Antimatter” is ridiculous, but in the same way that “It’s The End of the World As We Know It” is.
PJ Harvey – Let England Shake 
PJ Harvey puts out some of the most fragile and scathing work of her career in this record. It’s being regarded as her third masterpiece and I’d have to agree. She hasn’t hit these heights since Stories From The City, Stories From The Sea. “The Words That Maketh Murder” is horrifying from a strictly lyrical point, but you can’t help grooving out to the melody. Credit goes out to John Parish to for his excellent backing vocals that meld wonderfully with Harvey’s.
Foo Fighters – Wasting Light 
For the most part, I’ve been a casual Foo Fighters fan. I know the hits but never really got into their albums enough for deep cuts. Wasting Light had me hooked from beginning to end though. “Bridge Burning” and “Rope” may be the best one-two punch of the year. “Arlandria” and its Cars-esque verse riff remains my favorite song off the record. Plus, Grohl’s shout of “I never want to die!” during “Walk” is exhilarating.
TV On The Radio – Nine Types of Light 
It may be mellower than their previous work, but Nine Types of Light contains some of TV On The Radio’s finest moments. Tunde Adebimpe has never sounded better, especially on “Keep Your Heart” and “Will Do”. “Killer Crane” is one of the most gorgeous songs the group has ever done. But “No Future Shock” and “Repetition” prove they can still rock out.
Elbow – Build a Rocket Boys! 
Is it as good as The Seldom Seen Kid? No, but Elbow’s latest is still chalk full of great songwriting and melodies. “The Birds” is worth the price of admission alone, building up atmospheres into a glorious crescendo. The competing keyboards of “Open Arms” make it a keeper. Guy Garvey’s vocals and lyrics are still on par with past releases. A great record.
The Horrors - Skying 
Skying finds the Horrors continuing to move further away from their Cure-meets-Joy Division debut. The mix of darkly distorted guitars and spry synths on “I Can See Through You” make it an instant highlight. Faris Badwan’s vocal presence on “Still Life” is commanding. “Moving Further Away” pretty much does what the title says and moves further away from the band’s initial sound than ever before.
Radiohead – The King of Limbs 
Initially, this record was a huge disappointment, especially after In Rainbows. But as time went on, most of it grew on me. “Bloom” is one of their top openers, complex and shifting. The last four songs make for an incredible sequence, especially with the groovy “Lotus Flower” and “Codex” with its National-inspired horn section. Still don’t like “Feral” though. Give me “Staircase” and “The Daily Mail” instead any day of the week.
Lykke Li – Wounded Rhymes 
Bon Iver – Bon Iver 
Oh Land – Oh Land 
Kasabian – Velociraptor! 
Atlas Sound – Parallax 
Cults – Cults 
|12-23-2011, 02:19 AM||#36|
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