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Title: Rate the Last CD You Listened To
Post by: Silenzio on July 24, 2007, 04:44:17 PM
I see we have a "last book you read" and "Last movie you saw" thread, so I thought "What the hell."


Anyway, the last one I listened to was Roger the Engineer by The Yardbirds.  I thought i'd seek it out when I realized I'd heard little or none of Jeff Beck's guitar playing.  I really really like about two thirds of the songs on the album.  But there's three or four that I dislike.  Jeff Beck is a great blues rock guitarist, and I'd like to hear more of his stuff, because I hear he branched out into all kinds of genres including Jazz Fusion.  Anyway, i would give this cd a seven out of ten, except for the fact that the reissued version includes the songs "Happenings Ten Years Time Ago" and "Psycho Dasies" which were originally released as the A and B sides of a single.  Those two songs alone (but ESPECIALLY Happenings Ten Years Time Ago) can raise this cd to an 8/10.

Another one I heard recently was "Happy Trails" by The Quicksilver Messenger service.  Great Jam Band and a cd I will bring along next time I have to go on a long car trip. 9/10
Title: Re: Rate the Last CD You Listened To
Post by: Kurug3n on July 24, 2007, 04:46:50 PM
Blackhole and Revelations- 5/5

Great CD except for Track 1 but other than that the other song are great.
Title: Re: Rate the Last CD You Listened To
Post by: T.H. on July 24, 2007, 05:32:19 PM
Pavement - Wowee Zowee - 12/10

Wilco - Sky Blue Sky - 8/10
Title: Re: Rate the Last CD You Listened To
Post by: Poggle on July 24, 2007, 05:50:57 PM
I see we have a "last book you read" and "Last movie you saw" thread, so I thought "What the hell."


Anyway, the last one I listened to was Roger the Engineer by The Yardbirds.  I thought i'd seek it out when I realized I'd heard little or none of Jeff Beck's guitar playing.  I really really like about two thirds of the songs on the album.  But there's three or four that I dislike.  Jeff Beck is a great blues rock guitarist, and I'd like to hear more of his stuff, because I hear he branched out into all kinds of genres including Jazz Fusion.  Anyway, i would give this cd a seven out of ten, except for the fact that the reissued version includes the songs "Happenings Ten Years Time Ago" and "Psycho Dasies" which were originally released as the A and B sides of a single.  Those two songs alone (but ESPECIALLY Happenings Ten Years Time Ago) can raise this cd to an 8/10.

Another one I heard recently was "Happy Trails" by The Quicksilver Messenger service.  Great Jam Band and a cd I will bring along next time I have to go on a long car trip. 9/10

Jeff Beck is my number one favorite guitar player, an amazing musician. If you like the raw 60's blues rocking and virtuoso work of guys like Page, Clapton, and Hendrix, you should check out his first album Truth, which even has John Paul Jones, Ron Wood, Keith Moon, and Jimmy Page. Not on every song, by the way. Rod Stewart is the singer, though :-\ In fact I was thinking of putting it on today. Will do right now ;) The production and tone on that album is really raw and grindy sounding, I love it. I listened to his second album, Beck-Ola, maybe three times in all, I really didn't care for it. The version I have has really crappy mixing, too. It makes one think "Which instrument is the one that's buried in the background?" All of them are, somehow ;D
Some think of Truth as the 'prototype' for Zeppelin's style and the first Zep album, and personally I prefer this album to the first Zep one.

His jazz fusion stuff is my favorite. The essential album is Blow by Blow, but Wired and There & Back are, in my opinion, on the same level. You should get all three of them if you love his guitar work.
Title: Re: Rate the Last CD You Listened To
Post by: dave jenkins on July 24, 2007, 08:56:44 PM
Ulrich Schnauss - Goodbye : typical post-Cocteau Twins heavily processed pop ambient bliss. Very pleasant, but nothing to rave to. 3/5.
Title: Re: Rate the Last CD You Listened To
Post by: Silenzio on July 24, 2007, 09:55:34 PM
Ulrich Schnauss - Goodbye : typical post-Cocteau Twins heavily processed pop ambient bliss. Very pleasant, but nothing to rave to. 3/5.

I can honestly say I did not understand a single part of that first sentence.
Title: Re: Rate the Last CD You Listened To
Post by: The Peacemaker on July 25, 2007, 08:06:29 AM
Black Sabbath greatest hits 1970 - 1978    5/5
Title: Re: Rate the Last CD You Listened To
Post by: moviesceleton on July 25, 2007, 09:26:11 AM
Children Of Bodom - Something Wild 8.5/10
Good speed, riffs and solos. I've listened this three times through in 24 hours and it gets better every time. Very much worth the four euros it cost. If you're into thrash metal, highly recommended  8)  O0.
Title: Re: Rate the Last CD You Listened To
Post by: titoli on July 25, 2007, 11:45:47 AM
I was listening to different Miranda Martino songs, among which the Morricone arranged "Meglio stasera" from The Pink Panther: a definitely better version than the movie's. This is Miranda Martino: great singer.

(http://img262.imageshack.us/img262/1927/mirandamartinopz9.jpg)




Title: Re: Rate the Last CD You Listened To
Post by: Tucumcari Bound on July 25, 2007, 12:29:51 PM
The Essential ROY ORBISON 5/5
The Beatles "Love" 4/5
The Beatles "Sgt. Pepper's Hearts Club Band" 5/5
Frank Sinatra "CLASSIC SINATRA" His Great Performances 5/5
Frank Sinatra "ROMANCE" Songs from the heart 5/5
Chris Isaak "Best Of" 5/5
The Traveling Wilbury's "The Traveling Wilbury's Collection" 4/5

I've been listening to these today.
Title: Re: Rate the Last CD You Listened To
Post by: T.H. on July 25, 2007, 03:07:29 PM
Ulrich Schnauss - Goodbye : typical post-Cocteau Twins heavily processed pop ambient bliss. Very pleasant, but nothing to rave to. 3/5.

Treasure is one of the best albums that I have had the pleasure of hearing.
Title: Re: Rate the Last CD You Listened To
Post by: dave jenkins on July 25, 2007, 06:17:53 PM
Treasure is one of the best albums that I have had the pleasure of hearing.
I'm happy for you.
Title: Re: Rate the Last CD You Listened To
Post by: T.H. on July 25, 2007, 10:13:16 PM
I'm happy for you.

Thanks, I'm happy for me too. O0



I'm listening to Sebadoh III right now. Good stuff.

 
Title: Re: Rate the Last CD You Listened To
Post by: Silenzio on July 25, 2007, 10:20:12 PM
Howlin' Wolf: The Collection
Truth - Jeff Beck
Blow by Blow - Jeff Beck

And i'm willing to give a five out of five to them all.
Title: Re: Rate the Last CD You Listened To
Post by: Poggle on July 26, 2007, 03:36:29 PM
Now, be a good boy and get Wired and There & Back ;)

What are your favorite songs on Truth and Blow by Blow? For me it's...

Truth - Rock My Plimsoul
Blow by Blow - Diamond Dust
Title: Re: Rate the Last CD You Listened To
Post by: Whalestoe on July 26, 2007, 04:53:06 PM
Last record I listened to was the "In Lucifer's Grip" 7" by Crime Desire and the Oh Home "World Mask" tape.

The first one is a great punk record. The second, a psych-ambient duo? Don't know how else to put it. Either way, both great releases.
Title: Re: Rate the Last CD You Listened To
Post by: Sonny on July 27, 2007, 08:14:37 AM

Frampton Comes Alive - 4/5
I liked this one, although a couple of songs were waaay too long.  I don't particularly like taht unless the song is phenomenal.  Still, don't get me wrong, I LOVE Peter Frampton.

Billy Joel Greatest Hits, Vol 1 (Disk 1) - 5/5
No need to explain that rating...

Stone Free, A Tribute to Jimi Hendrix - 4/5
I was expecting this to be worse, but it's actually not too bad at all.  What first interested me was the the line-up of artists for the covers.  Even then i had some doubts, but most of them are actually quite good.

Band of Gypsys - 5/5  O0
Loved it, never heard some of the songs before.  "Power to Love" is excellent.

Electric Ladyland - 4/5
Not as good as Band of Gypsys, but certainly not bad at all, no surprise there.  I liked the lyrics to Gypsy Eyes. 





Title: Re: Rate the Last CD You Listened To
Post by: Silenzio on July 27, 2007, 08:16:53 AM

Band of Gypsys - 5/5  O0







No kidding.  Who Knows and Machine Gun are by far the best tracks on there, though.
Title: Re: Rate the Last CD You Listened To
Post by: Tucumcari Bound on July 27, 2007, 08:31:17 AM
Frampton Comes Alive - 4/5
I liked this one, although a couple of songs were waaay too long.  I don't particularly like taht unless the song is phenomenal.  Still, don't get me wrong, I LOVE Peter Frampton.

Billy Joel Greatest Hits, Vol 1 (Disk 1) - 5/5
No need to explain that rating...

Stone Free, A Tribute to Jimi Hendrix - 4/5
I was expecting this to be worse, but it's actually not too bad at all.  What first interested me was the the line-up of artists for the covers.  Even then i had some doubts, but most of them are actually quite good.

Band of Gypsys - 5/5  O0
Loved it, never heard some of the songs before.  "Power to Love" is excellent.

Electric Ladyland - 4/5
Not as good as Band of Gypsys, but certainly not bad at all, no surprise there.  I liked the lyrics to Gypsy Eyes. 







You have some great taste Sonny.  O0
Title: Re: Rate the Last CD You Listened To
Post by: Sonny on July 27, 2007, 08:45:00 AM
No kidding.  Who Knows and Machine Gun are by far the best tracks on there, though.

says you..










 ;D just kidding, I KNOW...!!
Title: Re: Rate the Last CD You Listened To
Post by: Silenzio on July 27, 2007, 08:47:47 AM
says you..










 ;D just kidding, I KNOW...!!

Does this recent Jimi Hendrix kick have to do with our "Guitar God" debate?
Title: Re: Rate the Last CD You Listened To
Post by: Silenzio on July 27, 2007, 08:50:20 AM
Oooh, you do know why he named his new band "The Band of Gypsys" don't you?
Title: Re: Rate the Last CD You Listened To
Post by: Sonny on July 27, 2007, 09:29:55 AM
Does this recent Jimi Hendrix kick have to do with our "Guitar God" debate?

No.  My opinions have been well formed WITHOUT your help, thank you.

Title: Re: Rate the Last CD You Listened To
Post by: Sonny on July 27, 2007, 09:30:34 AM
Oooh, you do know why he named his new band "The Band of Gypsys" don't you?

I have feeling you will tell me...
Title: Re: Rate the Last CD You Listened To
Post by: moviesceleton on July 27, 2007, 12:51:13 PM
I just noticed that this thread is great for advertising some of my favorite albums, since it's not specified anywhere whether the album has to be new for you or not.

Pearl Jam - Ten - 9.5/10
True classic that deserves it's position  O0. Songs vary from aggressive slamming to psychedelic floating, and that happens also inside some songs. And Vedder's singing is phenomenal. I'd say I prefer their next album, though.
Title: Re: Rate the Last CD You Listened To
Post by: Tucumcari Bound on July 27, 2007, 02:20:07 PM
I just noticed that this thread is great for advertising some of my favorite albums, since it's not specified anywhere whether the album has to be new for you or not.

Pearl Jam - Ten - 9.5/10
True classic that deserves it's position  O0. Songs vary from aggressive slamming to psychedelic floating, and that happens also inside some songs. And Vedder's singing is phenomenal. I'd say I prefer their next album, though.

Great album MS! I own it.  O0
Title: Re: Rate the Last CD You Listened To
Post by: Sonny on July 27, 2007, 02:30:29 PM
I just noticed that this thread is great for advertising some of my favorite albums, since it's not specified anywhere whether the album has to be new for you or not.

Pearl Jam - Ten - 9.5/10
True classic that deserves it's position  O0. Songs vary from aggressive slamming to psychedelic floating, and that happens also inside some songs. And Vedder's singing is phenomenal. I'd say I prefer their next album, though.

You mean Rearviewmirror? I'm not a big fan, but it's the only one i've heard of theirs.  And for a while I did like it.  Thing is, Pearl Jam would be great, if there weren't hundreds of bands out there that are hundreds of times better... :) 
No offense.


Title: Re: Rate the Last CD You Listened To
Post by: Silenzio on July 27, 2007, 02:32:44 PM
Thing is, Pearl Jam would be great, if there weren't hundreds of bands out there that are hundreds of times better... :) 





Hahaha, I agree.
Title: Re: Rate the Last CD You Listened To
Post by: moviesceleton on July 27, 2007, 02:39:02 PM
You mean Rearviewmirror? I'm not a big fan, but it's the only one i've heard of theirs.  And for a while I did like it.  Thing is, Pearl Jam would be great, if there weren't hundreds of bands out there that are hundreds of times better... :) 
No offense.



Rearviewmirror is in fact a song on their next album Vs.??? Or maybe that's what you meant, but it would be hard to believe that you hadn't heard any other of their songs.
Title: Re: Rate the Last CD You Listened To
Post by: Sonny on July 27, 2007, 02:41:25 PM
Rearviewmirror is in fact a song on their next album Vs.??? Or maybe that's what you meant, but it would be hard to believe that you hadn't heard any other of their songs.

I think you're mistaken... Rearviwmirror is also the name of their greatest hits album.  And THAT album is the only one i've heard..
Title: Re: Rate the Last CD You Listened To
Post by: Tucumcari Bound on July 27, 2007, 02:46:08 PM
I own mostly all Pearl Jam's work. Great band. Betterman kicks major ass among many other classics!!!
Title: Re: Rate the Last CD You Listened To
Post by: moviesceleton on July 27, 2007, 03:15:33 PM
Motörhead - Bomber - 9.9/10
I have to confess: I'm playing this album right now just to make this review  ;D. It's already night here, so I can't listen to it with as high volume as I'd like to, even though my mom is not home. This really is the kind of music you have to listen to with as high sound volume that it makes your ears bleed (now I had to put my headphones on just to damage my hearing  ;D). Even better than their Ace of Spades album. Of the songs, I'd highlight Poison and Stone Dead Forever. It's not hard to see how influential this band has been; just pick up the pace a little bit and it sounds just like Metallica!

They (read: "Lemmy and the band") are coming to Finland this summer but I won't be able to see it.
Title: Re: Rate the Last CD You Listened To
Post by: Silenzio on July 27, 2007, 03:18:13 PM
one thing I respect about motorhead is that they make excellent use of umlaut.
Title: Re: Rate the Last CD You Listened To
Post by: Silenzio on July 27, 2007, 04:31:44 PM
Caravanserai by Santana -- Perfection.
Title: Re: Rate the Last CD You Listened To
Post by: titoli on July 27, 2007, 07:45:07 PM
If Caravanserai is perfection, then what is Abraxas?
Title: Re: Rate the Last CD You Listened To
Post by: Sonny on July 27, 2007, 11:07:56 PM
one thing I respect about motorhead is that they make excellent use of umlaut.

 ;D... that's pretty much their only excellent attricute.
Title: Re: Rate the Last CD You Listened To
Post by: Silenzio on July 27, 2007, 11:08:30 PM
;D... that's pretty much their only excellent attricute.

And the fact that Lemmy is a BADASS.
Title: Re: Rate the Last CD You Listened To
Post by: Sonny on July 27, 2007, 11:35:58 PM
And the fact that Lemmy is a BADASS.

Or so he tries to appear...
Title: Re: Rate the Last CD You Listened To
Post by: Whalestoe on July 28, 2007, 01:51:10 AM
Lets not forget Lemmy's stint in Probot :o
Title: Re: Rate the Last CD You Listened To
Post by: moviesceleton on July 28, 2007, 02:52:51 AM
And the fact that Lemmy is a BADASS.
He's the mother of all rock'n'roll badasses  ;D!
Title: Re: Rate the Last CD You Listened To
Post by: moviesceleton on July 28, 2007, 04:51:11 AM
Led Zeppelin III - 9/10
Somewhat different from the I, II and IV. More acoustical I'd say.


Metallica - Master of Puppets - 10/10
Absolutely the best album ever produced! Every track is a classic and even more than that: a masterpiece. I could listen to it 24/7 for the rest of my life and wouldn't get tired to it. If I was asked my last wish, I'd have hard time deciding between listening this album and watching either GBU, OUATITW or OUATIA.
Title: Re: Rate the Last CD You Listened To
Post by: Kurug3n on July 28, 2007, 01:40:05 PM
Cypress Hill's Greatest Hits....4/5

Some of their best work but lackingwith only 12 tracks.
Title: Re: Rate the Last CD You Listened To
Post by: moviesceleton on July 29, 2007, 06:37:56 AM
Rage Against The Machine - Rage Against The Machine - 9.5/10
They really give what they provide: a albumful of rage.  O0


Hurriganes - Roadrunner - 9.9/10
Without a doubt the best Finnish rock-album ever produced. Tallahassee Lassie and Get On are the best tracks.  O0
Title: Re: Rate the Last CD You Listened To
Post by: Sonny on July 29, 2007, 08:05:08 AM

I like this thread.  A lot of diverse tastes in music.   O0

Usually you can tell a lot about the person based on the kind of music they like to listen to.
Title: Re: Rate the Last CD You Listened To
Post by: geoman-1 on July 29, 2007, 08:16:59 AM
"Best Of Rachmoninov"... Rhapsody On A Theme Of Paganini is breathtaking    9/10
http://www.rhapsody.com/album/thebestofrachmoninov

"Aja" Steely Dan   10/10
Title: Re: Rate the Last CD You Listened To
Post by: Kurug3n on July 31, 2007, 11:33:10 AM
OK Computer 5/5
Title: Re: Rate the Last CD You Listened To
Post by: Whalestoe on July 31, 2007, 11:47:08 AM
Animal Collective - Strawberry Jam

11/10 O0

Perfect follow up to '05's Feels. Much better.
Title: Re: Rate the Last CD You Listened To
Post by: T.H. on August 01, 2007, 10:04:17 PM
Animal Collective - Strawberry Jam

11/10 O0

Perfect follow up to '05's Feels. Much better.

I still haven't heard it, can't wait.
Title: Re: Rate the Last CD You Listened To
Post by: Silenzio on August 03, 2007, 11:27:05 AM
If Caravanserai is perfection, then what is Abraxas?

Good point.


Abraxas is perfection, but Caravanserai is orgasmic.
Title: Re: Rate the Last CD You Listened To
Post by: Tucumcari Bound on August 03, 2007, 11:30:44 AM
Collective Soul "Dosage" 5/5
Title: Re: Rate the Last CD You Listened To
Post by: Silenzio on August 03, 2007, 11:32:41 AM
Mountain -- Nantucket Sleighride - 4/5



Sonny and FC saw this band live yesterday.
Title: Re: Rate the Last CD You Listened To
Post by: Sonny on August 03, 2007, 11:39:22 AM
Mountain -- Nantucket Sleighride - 4/5



Sonny saw this band live yesterday.

I most certainly did!! At the Hard Rock Live in Hollywood, FL!! That concert kicked so much ass... I'm just gonna brag about it...

So here it goes...

The LINE-UP: opening acts were BADFINGER and The Rascals, afterward came The ORIGINAL Zombies!!  After them came The Turtles along with their two newest members, whose names I forgot, but who are also very talented. And... that Mountain grand finale was just the icing on the cake.. All of these bands were awesome live... I feel bad now, cos none of their recordings can come close to what I heard yesterday.. :'(

Best concert I've been to..  O0
Title: Re: Rate the Last CD You Listened To
Post by: Silenzio on August 03, 2007, 11:45:51 AM
I'm frickin' jealous.
Title: Re: Rate the Last CD You Listened To
Post by: Tucumcari Bound on August 03, 2007, 11:54:36 AM
I'm frickin' jealous.

I'm not.  :)
Title: Re: Rate the Last CD You Listened To
Post by: Sonny on August 03, 2007, 11:57:23 AM
I'm not.  :)

Trying to boost your post number there TB?
Title: Re: Rate the Last CD You Listened To
Post by: Tucumcari Bound on August 03, 2007, 12:01:03 PM
Trying to boost your post number there TB?

No, that never crosses my mind Sonny. Trying to be a pain in the ass again today Sonny?
Title: Re: Rate the Last CD You Listened To
Post by: Silenzio on August 03, 2007, 12:01:22 PM
Quote
Trying to boost your post number there TB?

(http://controllercode.com/wp-content/uploads/2006/10/pwned.jpg)
Title: Re: Rate the Last CD You Listened To
Post by: Tucumcari Bound on August 03, 2007, 12:03:41 PM
Whatever that means.

Anyway, love The Turles and Rascals.
Title: Re: Rate the Last CD You Listened To
Post by: noodles_leone on August 03, 2007, 06:45:11 PM
Atom Heart Mother : 5/5
Appart from Morricone, what song can be pretended to approach a little the first track of this CD? No one. It is just TOO powerful. Incredible. I could live only for that one song, even if there was nothing else worth in the world.
Title: Re: Rate the Last CD You Listened To
Post by: Tucumcari Bound on August 07, 2007, 07:56:12 PM
Since this is a music thread; I just wanted to say how obessed I am with the song "Little Wonders" by Rob Thomas. It's off the Soundtrack of the Walt Disney Film, "Meet the Robinson's." This is one of the most beautiful and haunting songs I have heard in a long time. Rob has a knack for songwriting and in my opinion this is an instant classic. Anyway, here's the lyrics.

Little Wonders

Let it go
Let it roll right off your shoulder
Don't you know
The hardest part is over
Let it in
Let your clarity define you
In the end
You will only just remember how it feels

Our lives are made
In these small hours
These little wonders
These twists and turns of fate
Time falls away,
But these small hours
These small hours
Still remain

Let it slide
Let your troubles fall behind you
Let it shine,
Till you feel it all around you
And I don't mind
If it's me you need to turn to
We'll get by
It's the heart that really matters in the end

Our lives are made
In these small hours
These little wonders
These twists and turns of fate
Time falls away
But these small hours
These small hours
Still remain

All of my regret
Will wash away somehow
But I cannot forget
the way I feel right now

In these small hours
These little wonders
These twists and turns of fate
Yeah, these twisted turns of fate
Time falls away
Yeah, but these small hours,
These small hours
Still remain

Yeah, oh they still remain
These little wonders
All these twists and turns of fate
Time falls away
But these small hours
These little wonders
Still remain

If you haven't heard it yet, do so ASAP! O0
Title: Re: Rate the Last CD You Listened To
Post by: Silenzio on August 07, 2007, 07:59:33 PM
I personally do not think there is a song more touching, moving, epic, or chilling than Howlin' Wolf's  "Wang Dang Doodle."  The chorus alone induces goosebumps.

"We gonna pitch a
Wang Wang Doodle
All night long."
Title: Re: Rate the Last CD You Listened To
Post by: Tucumcari Bound on August 07, 2007, 08:02:22 PM
I personally do not think there is a song more touching, moving, epic, or chilling than Howlin' Wolf's  "Wang Dang Doodle."  The chorus alone induces goosebumps.

"We gonna pitch a
Wang Wang Doodle
All night long."

Are you being serious? I haven't heard this song so I don't know.
Title: Re: Rate the Last CD You Listened To
Post by: Silenzio on August 07, 2007, 09:24:07 PM
Now, be a good boy and get Wired and There & Back ;)

What are your favorite songs on Truth and Blow by Blow? For me it's...

Truth - Rock My Plimsoul
Blow by Blow - Diamond Dust

Sorry, I missed this post.

For me it's You Know What I Mean from Blow by Blow.  I can't decide for Truth, though.
Title: Re: Rate the Last CD You Listened To
Post by: Sonny on August 07, 2007, 09:30:35 PM

"We gonna pitch a
Wang Wang Doodle
All night long."

I just can't begin to describe the deep emotions I feel from these immortal words.. I get a lump in my throat just from reading them.   :'(
Title: Re: Rate the Last CD You Listened To
Post by: Silenzio on August 07, 2007, 09:36:07 PM
I just can't begin to describe the deep emotions I feel from these immortal words.. I get a lump in my throat just from reading them.   :'(

Listen to these, then..... real tear jerkers.



Oh, I wish
I was a catfish
Swimmin' in the
Deep blue sea
I'd have all you
Good lookin' women
A-fishin' after me
Title: Re: Rate the Last CD You Listened To
Post by: Sonny on August 07, 2007, 09:48:46 PM
Listen to these, then..... real tear jerkers.



Oh, I wish
I was a catfish
Swimmin' in the
Deep blue sea
I'd have all you
Good lookin' women
A-fishin' after me

You just wanna make me cry..  You're killing me Silenzio..!!

Title: Re: Rate the Last CD You Listened To
Post by: Whalestoe on August 07, 2007, 10:09:53 PM
Listen to these, then..... real tear jerkers.



Oh, I wish
I was a catfish
Swimmin' in the
Deep blue sea
I'd have all you
Good lookin' women
A-fishin' after me

Didn't they throw this song in Black Snake Moan... or am I going crazy?
Title: Re: Rate the Last CD You Listened To
Post by: Silenzio on August 07, 2007, 10:10:51 PM
Didn't they throw this song in Black Snake Moan... or am I going crazy?

Probably, I haven't seen the movie but those lyrics can turn up anywhere.
Title: Re: Rate the Last CD You Listened To
Post by: moviesceleton on August 09, 2007, 01:46:27 PM
Tool - Undertow - 9/10
That's after just one listening, but I'd say it's about as good as 10,000 Days.

Silenzio, I was about to buy their T-shirt or bracelet the other day, but then I remembered what you said about "Tool"-T-shirts...

Metallica - ...And Justice For All - 8.5/10
A more average album between two great classics. Better than anything after the Black Album, though. And this album has absolutely the best piece of music ever, "One". O0


Right now I'm listening to Alice In Chains' Greatest Hits O0
Title: Re: Rate the Last CD You Listened To
Post by: moviesceleton on August 09, 2007, 02:05:53 PM
Right now I'm listening to Alice In Chains' Greatest Hits O0
...and it was good. I'll give it 8.5/10.
Title: Re: Rate the Last CD You Listened To
Post by: dave jenkins on August 09, 2007, 02:22:34 PM
I personally do not think there is a song more touching, moving, epic, or chilling than Howlin' Wolf's  "Wang Dang Doodle."  The chorus alone induces goosebumps.

"We gonna pitch a
Wang Wang Doodle
All night long."
Well, is it "Wang Dang Doodle" or "Wang Wang Doodle"? How can we respect your words when you yourself can't be bothered to proofread them?
Title: Re: Rate the Last CD You Listened To
Post by: moviesceleton on August 09, 2007, 02:36:42 PM
Rage Against The Machine - Evil Empire - 8.5/10
Not nearly as good as their first. The first album was kind of "heavy rock with some rapping" whether this is more like "rapping with some heavy rock"; and I have never been into rap-music :P. Morello is a wizard with his guitar, that's a fact, but some of his solos on this album seem to me somewhat pretentious.
Title: Re: Rate the Last CD You Listened To
Post by: Tucumcari Bound on August 09, 2007, 03:12:36 PM
Carpenters "Singles 1969-1981" 10/10
Title: Re: Rate the Last CD You Listened To
Post by: Sonny on August 09, 2007, 10:34:12 PM
Carpenters "Singles 1969-1981" 10/10

 O0

I tell everyone this, but I find them to be one of the most ironic bands ever.. they sing about "sissy bullshit" (as Silenzio would call it) and yet they were hardcore drug addicts... I know it had to do with the times, pop culture in the 60s involved the usage of drugs overall, but still..  They should've been more authentic, like the Beatles, who had plenty of songs about getting high and were damn proud of 'em.. ;)
Title: Re: Rate the Last CD You Listened To
Post by: KevinJCBJK on August 09, 2007, 10:36:50 PM
Tom Wait's Bone Machine, 3 out of 5

The Best of Procol Harum 4 out of 5

The Best of the Animals 3 out of 5

Parallel Lines by Blondie 4.5 out of 5

The Moon & Antarctica by Modest Mouse 5 out of 5
Title: Re: Rate the Last CD You Listened To
Post by: Tucumcari Bound on August 09, 2007, 10:49:59 PM
O0

I tell everyone this, but I find them to be one of the most ironic bands ever.. they sing about "sissy bullshit" (as Silenzio would call it) and yet they were hardcore drug addicts... I know it had to do with the times, pop culture in the 60s involved the usage of drugs overall, but still..  They should've been more authentic, like the Beatles, who had plenty of songs about getting high and were damn proud of 'em.. ;)

I wouldn't call them "sissy." They were very talented and Karen Carpenter had one of the most beautiful voices ever. It's tragic what happened to her. I love listening to her. She's very relaxing.
Title: Re: Rate the Last CD You Listened To
Post by: moviesceleton on August 13, 2007, 12:42:00 PM
Jethro Tull - Thick As A Brick 8/10
Very nice. Needs more listening.

(I typed the "Brick" at first with a P instead of B.)
Title: Re: Rate the Last CD You Listened To
Post by: KevinJCBJK on August 13, 2007, 12:59:55 PM
Beck- Guero 8/10

The Information 8/10
Title: Re: Rate the Last CD You Listened To
Post by: Silenzio on August 13, 2007, 01:10:18 PM

(I typed the "Brick" at first with a P instead of B.)

;D ;D
Title: Re: Rate the Last CD You Listened To
Post by: moviesceleton on August 13, 2007, 01:42:19 PM
Kingston Wall - I - 9.5/10
Terrific prog/psychedelic rock album. One of the best Finnish albums. Since their CDs are sold out and are rear even here in Finland, try downloading. Recommended! O0 
Title: Re: Rate the Last CD You Listened To
Post by: KevinJCBJK on August 13, 2007, 01:44:15 PM
Jethro Tull - Thick As A Brick 8/10
Very nice. Needs more listening.

(I typed the "Brick" at first with a P instead of B.)

We call that a "Freudian Slip" ;)
Title: Re: Rate the Last CD You Listened To
Post by: moviesceleton on August 13, 2007, 01:50:39 PM
We call that a "Freudian Slip" ;)
;D I think that came because I had noticed the similarity and the possibility to make a mistake, and that amused me. And when I then was typing it... yeah it just slipped :-[.
Title: Re: Rate the Last CD You Listened To
Post by: marmota-b on August 13, 2007, 01:53:06 PM
Last CD I listened to? I can't remember which was really the last, because I often listen to music from computer, but I think it was Dire Straits - Communique.
Since that one belongs to my favourites (and it's my own CD)... Not the best, I guess, I probably like their first (my own as well) and last albums most, but this one is very close. 4.7/5 ;)
Funny thing happened to me once with this album. I was programming on the CD player what songs I want to hear and when I finished, I realised I chose all the songs on it. ;D
Title: Re: Rate the Last CD You Listened To
Post by: KevinJCBJK on August 13, 2007, 01:54:39 PM
;D I think that came because I had noticed the similarity and the possibility to make a mistake, and that amused me. And when I then was typing it... yeah it just slipped :-[.

Yeah I'd probably do the same thing.
Title: Re: Rate the Last CD You Listened To
Post by: Silenzio on August 13, 2007, 08:43:43 PM
Jimi Hendrix -- Electric Ladyland

Honestly, what can I give it other than a 5/5.
Title: Re: Rate the Last CD You Listened To
Post by: KevinJCBJK on August 13, 2007, 08:48:13 PM
Jimi Hendrix -- Electric Ladyland

Honestly, what can I give it other than a 5/5.

50/5
Title: Re: Rate the Last CD You Listened To
Post by: Silenzio on August 13, 2007, 08:51:19 PM
50/5

This may be a more appropriate rating.
Title: Re: Rate the Last CD You Listened To
Post by: KevinJCBJK on August 13, 2007, 08:52:20 PM
This may be a more appropriate rating.

'Tis a great album...so was Are You Experienced?
Title: Re: Rate the Last CD You Listened To
Post by: Silenzio on August 13, 2007, 08:53:44 PM
'Tis a great album...so was Are You Experienced?

And so was Axis: Bold as Love.
Title: Re: Rate the Last CD You Listened To
Post by: KevinJCBJK on August 13, 2007, 09:04:49 PM
And so was Axis: Bold as Love.

Definetly...Great band too...Noel Redding and Mitch Mitchell.
Title: Re: Rate the Last CD You Listened To
Post by: Silenzio on August 13, 2007, 09:06:47 PM
Definetly...Great band too...Noel Redding and Mitch Mitchell.

Yes.  Though I always wondered why anybody with the last name Mitchell would name their child Mitch...
Title: Re: Rate the Last CD You Listened To
Post by: KevinJCBJK on August 13, 2007, 09:07:45 PM
Yes.  Though I always wondered why anybody with the last name Mitchell would name their child Mitch...

His real name is John.
Title: Re: Rate the Last CD You Listened To
Post by: Silenzio on August 13, 2007, 09:08:31 PM
His real name is John.

Oh my God, and here I was thinking I knew things.
Title: Re: Rate the Last CD You Listened To
Post by: Sonny on August 13, 2007, 10:32:48 PM
Oh my God, and here I was thinking I knew things.

 ;D

Too bad you were sadly mistaken..
Title: Re: Rate the Last CD You Listened To
Post by: KevinJCBJK on August 15, 2007, 01:56:59 PM
Autoamerican by Blondie. 4/5, very interesting, different from their other work, more jazzy and at times hip hop.

Houses of the Holy by Led Zeppelin 5/5, perfect follow-up to IV. Standout songs are The Rain Song, Over the Hills and Far Away, No Quarter, and The Ocean.
Title: Re: Rate the Last CD You Listened To
Post by: moviesceleton on August 15, 2007, 02:09:44 PM
Houses of the Holy by Led Zeppelin 5/5, perfect follow-up to IV. Standout songs are The Rain Song, Over the Hills and Far Away, No Quarter, and The Ocean.
Please don't quote me on this later because I've heard that album just only once, but right now I'm not yet very impressed. Right now I'd say my least favorite of theirs, but as I said, needs more listening. 
Title: Re: Rate the Last CD You Listened To
Post by: Silenzio on August 15, 2007, 02:11:06 PM
Please don't quote me on this later because I've heard that album just only once, but right now I'm not yet very impressed. Right now I'd say my least favorite of theirs, but as I said, needs more listening. 

If my friend Dan were here he would say you no longer deserve to live.
Title: Re: Rate the Last CD You Listened To
Post by: moviesceleton on August 15, 2007, 02:20:49 PM
If my friend Dan were here he would say you no longer deserve to live.
:-X My "official" review coming some time in the future.
Title: Re: Rate the Last CD You Listened To
Post by: KevinJCBJK on August 15, 2007, 02:36:11 PM
Please don't quote me on this later because I've heard that album just only once, but right now I'm not yet very impressed. Right now I'd say my least favorite of theirs, but as I said, needs more listening. 

That's how I felt when i first bought it a few years ago, I always feel different about an album after multiple listens.
Title: Re: Rate the Last CD You Listened To
Post by: Sonny on August 15, 2007, 03:02:43 PM
That's how I felt when i first bought it a few years ago, I always feel different about an album after multiple listens.

Anything you listen to more than five times will start to grow on you.  If you're lucky, however, it'll grow right out of you by the eighth listen.
Title: Re: Rate the Last CD You Listened To
Post by: KevinJCBJK on August 15, 2007, 10:08:09 PM
Anything you listen to more than five times will start to grow on you.  If you're lucky, however, it'll grow right out of you by the eighth listen.

That's why I like to keep it sparse. I use to listen to certain bands all the time, now I am sick of them.
Title: Re: Rate the Last CD You Listened To
Post by: marmota-b on August 16, 2007, 12:37:36 AM
Yeah, and those bands who stay with you anyway are those that are very good; or those that perfectly suit you.
Title: Re: Rate the Last CD You Listened To
Post by: KevinJCBJK on August 16, 2007, 12:55:31 AM
Yeah, and those bands who stay with you anyway are those that are very good; or those that perfectly suit you.

Nice way of putting it.
Title: Re: Rate the Last CD You Listened To
Post by: marmota-b on August 16, 2007, 03:47:46 AM
Nice way of putting it.

My own experience. ;D
Title: Re: Rate the Last CD You Listened To
Post by: moviesceleton on August 23, 2007, 06:44:05 AM
Please don't quote me on this later because I've heard that album just only once, but right now I'm not yet very impressed. Right now I'd say my least favorite of theirs, but as I said, needs more listening. 
Now after a few times of listening, I'll stick to this review. Not bad, though. +7/10
Title: Re: Rate the Last CD You Listened To
Post by: Silenzio on August 24, 2007, 07:33:24 PM
Pink Floyd, A Saucerful of Secrets -- 4/5
Title: Re: Rate the Last CD You Listened To
Post by: Groggy on August 24, 2007, 07:41:44 PM
I'm listening to the Rent movie soundtrack right now. A few songs are lacking, but overall I prefer it to the Original Broadway Cast Recording. 5/5
Title: Re: Rate the Last CD You Listened To
Post by: KevinJCBJK on August 24, 2007, 07:44:09 PM
This is a little OT, but it's on the subject of music, does anyone here have an account on Last.fm?
Title: Re: Rate the Last CD You Listened To
Post by: moviesceleton on August 26, 2007, 08:30:39 AM
Soundgarden - Badmotorfinger - 9/10
I've started getting into grunge big time lately. I can't choose between this and Superunknown, but I'd say Down On The Upside is their weakest of what I've heard.

Jesus Christ Pose is awesome track O0
Title: Re: Rate the Last CD You Listened To
Post by: KevinJCBJK on August 26, 2007, 02:00:20 PM
Soundgarden - Badmotorfinger - 9/10
I've started getting into grunge big time lately. I can't choose between this and Superunknown, but I'd say Down On The Upside is their weakest of what I've heard.

Jesus Christ Pose is awesome track O0

Ah yes, I remember grunge back in the day. I heard Superunknown is one of the best grunge/alternative albums.
Title: Re: Rate the Last CD You Listened To
Post by: Silenzio on August 26, 2007, 02:02:19 PM
Grunge sucks like Paris Hilton!
Title: Re: Rate the Last CD You Listened To
Post by: moviesceleton on August 27, 2007, 06:22:40 AM
Grunge sucks like Paris Hilton!
Blues sucks like Paris Hilton!
Title: Re: Rate the Last CD You Listened To
Post by: KevinJCBJK on August 27, 2007, 09:38:23 AM
Hey now, lets not diss grunge and blues!

Emo sucks like Paris Hilton!
Title: Re: Rate the Last CD You Listened To
Post by: moviesceleton on August 27, 2007, 10:30:40 AM
Fact of the day: Dance/trance/techno (what ever name you want to use for that crap) sucks like Paris Hilton!
Title: Re: Rate the Last CD You Listened To
Post by: KevinJCBJK on August 27, 2007, 11:11:20 AM
We should stop trying to discourage other posters from posting  ;D

Add It Up: (1981-1993) by the Voilent Femmes, 10/10
Title: Re: Rate the Last CD You Listened To
Post by: Silenzio on August 27, 2007, 12:01:59 PM
Every statement above was true.

Except the one about the Blues.  NOT USMEV.
Title: Re: Rate the Last CD You Listened To
Post by: Silenzio on August 27, 2007, 12:15:57 PM
Not blues, but two real masters at work.

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

This must've been before Dizzy decided to use upturned bells.
Title: Re: Rate the Last CD You Listened To
Post by: moviesceleton on August 27, 2007, 01:12:35 PM
I wasn't serious. I like blues. In fact, that was the last music I listened to last night before falling asleep. I just don't know much about it.
Ah yes, I remember grunge back in the day. I heard Superunknown is one of the best grunge/alternative albums.
Could be. One that is at least as good is Nirvana's In Utero.
Title: Re: Rate the Last CD You Listened To
Post by: Silenzio on August 27, 2007, 01:16:56 PM
Well...


I was serious.
Title: Re: Rate the Last CD You Listened To
Post by: geoman-1 on August 27, 2007, 01:18:13 PM
Blues sucks like Paris Hilton!
From what I have seen in her video, PARIS doesn't suck so well... :-[
Title: Re: Rate the Last CD You Listened To
Post by: moviesceleton on August 27, 2007, 01:22:31 PM
Well...


I was serious.
You were also wrong.
Title: Re: Rate the Last CD You Listened To
Post by: Silenzio on August 27, 2007, 02:11:50 PM
Bo Diddley by Bo Diddley -- Groundbreaking use of effects, the original "Bo Diddley Beat" which has been used to this day, and some damn good music!  9/10.
Title: Re: Rate the Last CD You Listened To
Post by: marmota-b on August 28, 2007, 12:32:14 AM
Silenzio, completelly off topic, where did you get your awesome new signature?
Title: Re: Rate the Last CD You Listened To
Post by: KevinJCBJK on August 28, 2007, 01:36:45 PM
Bringing It All Back Home Again 10/10
Title: Re: Rate the Last CD You Listened To
Post by: Sonny on August 28, 2007, 08:13:49 PM
Silenzio, completelly off topic, where did you get your awesome new signature?

He refuses to tell..  ;)
Title: Re: Rate the Last CD You Listened To
Post by: marmota-b on August 28, 2007, 11:30:34 PM
He refuses to tell..  ;)

 >:D
Title: Re: Rate the Last CD You Listened To
Post by: moviesceleton on September 05, 2007, 06:34:53 AM
Nirvana - In Utero - 10/10
IMO better than that big classic of their (you know what album I'm talking about). Rough and very depressive in a very special way. You really can hear the writer of these songs was mentaly sick. But what a voice he had! I'll buy this as soon as I get enough money.

Some great songs: Scentless Apprentice, Heart-Shaped Box, Rape Me, Dumb, Very Ape, Milk It, Radio Friendly Unit Shifter, tourette's.
Title: Re: Rate the Last CD You Listened To
Post by: Tucumcari Bound on September 05, 2007, 08:10:34 AM
Van Morrison "Moondance" 10/10

A Masterpiece, plain and simple. Van is one of those special artists I love to call one of my favorites.
Title: Re: Rate the Last CD You Listened To
Post by: KevinJCBJK on September 05, 2007, 09:55:16 AM
The Queen is Dead by The Smiths. 10/10. One of the best 80's/Alternative/College Rock/Indie Rock/Whatever you want to call it albums ever. Morrissey's lyrics and Johnny Marr's music is probably the Jagger/Richards or Lennon/McCartney of 80's indie rock.
Title: Re: Rate the Last CD You Listened To
Post by: dave jenkins on September 05, 2007, 10:19:34 AM
TQID is certainly The Smiths' best album, but I'd have to give it a 9/10. "Vicar in a Tutu" doesn't quite make it, but  the rest of the tracks are nearly faultless ("Frankly Mr. Shankly", though, isn't exactly an all-time classic). BTW, you may be interested in "The Smiths is dead," a tribute album to TQID, which has a different band doing each of the album tracks in sequence. Points up just how good a songwriting team Morrrisey and Marr was.
Title: Re: Rate the Last CD You Listened To
Post by: T.H. on September 05, 2007, 12:11:59 PM
I agree DJ, The Smiths are one of the greatest bands of all time (imo), but I don't think they have that flawless, masterpiece album (TQiD and Strangeways are close though). That can probably be attributed to the band releasing terrific compilation albums of material that didn't make it onto their respective LPs. I highly recommend Louder Than Bombs and/or Hatful of Hollow.
Title: Re: Rate the Last CD You Listened To
Post by: KevinJCBJK on September 05, 2007, 12:49:34 PM
I agree DJ, The Smiths are one of the greatest bands of all time (imo), but I don't think they have that flawless, masterpiece album (TQiD and Strangeways are close though). That can probably be attributed to the band releasing terrific compilation albums of material that didn't make it onto their respective LPs. I highly recommend Louder Than Bombs and/or Hatful of Hollow.

I have Louder Than Bombs and Strageways, Here We Come, I also have the self titled debute, and Meat is Murder. I think they are all brilliant.
Title: Re: Rate the Last CD You Listened To
Post by: Silenzio on September 07, 2007, 11:09:05 PM
Silenzio, completelly off topic, where did you get your awesome new signature?

Missed this post....

TB showed me the photo, and I used my masterful abilities to..... put some text on it.....


Frank Zappa -- Make a Jazz Noise Here 9/10

Frank Zappa -- Freak Out! 9/10
Title: Re: Rate the Last CD You Listened To
Post by: Atlas2112 on September 07, 2007, 11:12:47 PM
Frank Zappa -- Freak Out! 9/10
probably the album ive listened to the most out of all my Cd's
but i think i like Were only in it for the money a little more as an album because of its fluency.

last cd listened to:
Frank zappa- Roxy and elsewhere
                      9/10
Cheepnis is priceless
 O0
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Post by: dave jenkins on September 08, 2007, 03:30:24 PM

last cd listened to:
Frank zappa- Roxy and elsewhere
                      9/10
Cheepnis is priceless
 O0
"Rockets won't stop it! Bullets won't stop it! We may have to use nuclear force!"
Title: Re: Rate the Last CD You Listened To
Post by: Atlas2112 on September 08, 2007, 04:47:03 PM
"Rockets won't stop it! Bullets won't stop it! We may have to use nuclear force!"
"HERE COMES THAT POODLE DOG!
BIG AS A BLIMP WITH A RHINESTONE COLLAR!!"
Title: Re: Rate the Last CD You Listened To
Post by: T.H. on September 09, 2007, 06:53:19 PM
Nothing new for me, just some favorites lately...

Brian Eno - Another Green World
Robert Pollard - From a Compound Eye
Guided By Voices - Bee Thousand
Built to Spill - There is Nothing Wrong With Love
Pavement - Wowee Zowee
Sigur Ros - Takk...
Wire - Pink Flag
John Coltrane - Ole Coltrane
Yo La Tengo - Fakebook
Title: Re: Rate the Last CD You Listened To
Post by: Silenzio on September 09, 2007, 07:01:25 PM

Built to Spill - There is Nothing Wrong With Love


My city's musical pride and joy.  O0
Title: Re: Rate the Last CD You Listened To
Post by: T.H. on September 09, 2007, 07:18:01 PM
That's awesome, Silenzio. They are undoubtedly the greatest band ever to hail from Idaho. :D

What's your favorite BtS album? I can never decide between KILAS and PFNO.
Title: Re: Rate the Last CD You Listened To
Post by: marmota-b on September 10, 2007, 01:10:16 AM
Missed this post....

TB showed me the photo, and I used my masterful abilities to..... put some text on it.....

Thanks for replying. :) Seriously, the text suits it very well, I thought it was in original picture. ;)


I'm afraid the last CD I listened to must have been my own compilation of something. :P
Title: Re: Rate the Last CD You Listened To
Post by: KevinJCBJK on September 10, 2007, 12:11:45 PM
Van Morrison "Moondance" 10/10

A Masterpiece, plain and simple. Van is one of those special artists I love to call one of my favorites.

I agree, I was listening to that the other day.

Bob Dylan's Blood on the Tracks, 10/10 still great after every listen. I think this is one of the greatest lyrical albums ever.
Title: Re: Rate the Last CD You Listened To
Post by: marmota-b on September 10, 2007, 12:52:08 PM
Dire Straits: On Every Street  5/5

I already wrote that this is one of my two favourites by them, the other being their first album... I love how the songs on this one are in such contrast, you get You And Your Friend (probably one the slowest songs they ever made) and right then comes Heavy Fuel etc. ...

Plus it's just the perfect thing to listen to in the evenings.
Title: Re: Rate the Last CD You Listened To
Post by: Sonny on September 10, 2007, 01:43:43 PM

Pink Floyd - Meddle

Echoes is the best track/side, of course.
Title: Re: Rate the Last CD You Listened To
Post by: KevinJCBJK on September 10, 2007, 02:40:58 PM
Pink Floyd - Meddle

Echoes is the best track/side, of course.

Impressive. Most people only know The Dark Side of the Moon, The Wall, and Wish You Were Here (the song)  :)
Title: Re: Rate the Last CD You Listened To
Post by: Sonny on September 10, 2007, 10:34:21 PM
Impressive. Most people only know The Dark Side of the Moon, The Wall, and Wish You Were Here (the song)  :)


I've been listening to Pink Floyd practically my entire life.  Ironically, the first songs/albums I've heard of them have been their most "obscure".  I just never knew their names until I got older and rediscovered the band,  and actually became interested in who David Gilmour is.  :)  When you're a kid, you don't really care about who's who in bands, at least I didn't.
Title: Re: Rate the Last CD You Listened To
Post by: marmota-b on September 11, 2007, 03:15:16 AM
Impressive. Most people only know The Dark Side of the Moon, The Wall, and Wish You Were Here (the song)  :)

I know only Cluster One and The Wall (the song). ::) Well, I heard Wish You Were Here, but I don't remember a single tone from it... Cluster One is the only album we have from them.

What Sonny has with Pink Floyd, I have with The Beatles. Those were the band my parents listened to. (Partly because it was one of the very few western bands you could get here during communism.) We even used to have a CD with all (or almost all) of their songs, sort of a program, but it doesn't work in our newer computer anymore and I can't find it anyway.  >:(
Title: Re: Rate the Last CD You Listened To
Post by: KevinJCBJK on September 11, 2007, 04:57:15 AM

I've been listening to Pink Floyd practically my entire life.  Ironically, the first songs/albums I've heard of them have been their most "obscure".  I just never knew their names until I got older and rediscovered the band,  and actually became interested in who David Gilmour is.  :)  When you're a kid, you don't really care about who's who in bands, at least I didn't.

They are a great band, and David Gilmour is quite a talented guitarist and I love his singing voice.
Title: Re: Rate the Last CD You Listened To
Post by: KevinJCBJK on September 11, 2007, 04:58:40 AM
I know only Cluster One and The Wall (the song). ::) Well, I heard Wish You Were Here, but I don't remember a single tone from it... Cluster One is the only album we have from them.

What Sonny has with Pink Floyd, I have with The Beatles. Those were the band my parents listened to. (Partly because it was one of the very few western bands you could get here during communism.) We even used to have a CD with all (or almost all) of their songs, sort of a program, but it doesn't work in our newer computer anymore and I can't find it anyway.  >:(

Oh I love the The Beatles, if you put it that way, communist opression isn't that bad if they let you listen to The Beatles  ;)
Title: Re: Rate the Last CD You Listened To
Post by: marmota-b on September 11, 2007, 06:24:32 AM
Oh I love the The Beatles, if you put it that way, communist opression isn't that bad if they let you listen to The Beatles  ;)

They had to in the end... but did their best to make it difficult at first, I guess. For example, you could get records of Beatles' songs - in Russian, made by some official Russian musicians, usually with changed lyrics... offficial. Which doesn't mean ideological, they couldn't afford such things when everybody has already heard about them, but as harmless as possible.

Another band you could get was ABBA later. So those bands are usually the most known here. Though now many people know many others.
Ah, and my father says he used to listen to Cream. So you probably could get those, too. But I don't know how difficult that was.
Another band was Creedence Clearwater Revival, father talked about his collegue who listened to them, but that was already after the velvet revolution. Though quite soon after it, so I guess the person must have known them before. But we got the albums we have after it, probably because father heard it from this coworker.
Title: Re: Rate the Last CD You Listened To
Post by: moviesceleton on September 11, 2007, 06:53:50 AM
Too bad they couldn't get any better bands :D (ABBA :P )...

I the black market and bootlegs must have been noteworthy options. I've heard some stories about Finns bootleggin records to the SU and Estonian kids listening to cassettes that were five or six copies apart from the original sources.
Title: Re: Rate the Last CD You Listened To
Post by: dave jenkins on September 11, 2007, 07:12:22 AM
Pink Floyd - Meddle

Echoes is the best track/side, of course.
Strongly disagree. "Fearless" is the stand-out track; witness the fact it has been covered by both Mark Kozelek and Low.
Title: Re: Rate the Last CD You Listened To
Post by: marmota-b on September 11, 2007, 09:22:19 AM
Too bad they couldn't get any better bands :D (ABBA :P )...

I the black market and bootlegs must have been noteworthy options. I've heard some stories about Finns bootleggin records to the SU and Estonian kids listening to cassettes that were five or six copies apart from the original sources.

Sure. There were many copies around - and still are, of course. I guess all of our first Beatles' songs were on cassettes (no real albums, always some compilations) and we still have those. But one of them already got torn. :P

My first meeting with ABBA was quite nice, but the more songs I hear, the more stupid it seems... so from the music of my childhood, this isn't the one that's going to stay with me. I still like Eagle, though. It's sort of my own song for me. And sometimes I listen to some carefully chosen songs by them for sentimental reasons.

(If you're ever going to do that silly thing, i.e. making songs faster in the computer, I can tell you ABBA is the best for this purpose. It ends up totally funny. :D)
Title: Re: Rate the Last CD You Listened To
Post by: moviesceleton on September 11, 2007, 10:23:15 AM
Metallica - S&M (both CDs) - 9.5/10
First of, no it's nothing kinky :D .

Recorded live with San Francisco Symphony. The first fifteen minutes are pure gold! (Ecstacy of Gold, The Call of Ktulu, Master of Puppets) All songs are at least as good as the original versions excluding One. That's only because that song needs very rough sound and the orchestra of course messes that up (and very much fucks up that double bass drumming part >:( ). But how would it be even possible to match the perfection of the original? Overall I prefer the CD 2 because it has more their classics and only one real slow piece (Nothing Else Matters).

James Hetfield's singing voice is the most kick-ass there has ever been or will be. If I had to explain to an alien what "rock" means, I'd just simply play him a song sung by Hetfield. But his voice may be a shock for those who have listened only to their 80's albums where he practically just screams the lyrics like an animal (which I have nothing against). He sings almost like a countrysinger nowadays.

Now I have to decide which I buy first, this one or Ride the Lightning. Of course I own all their albums as burned copies but that is not at all the same thing as owning the original CDs.
Title: Re: Rate the Last CD You Listened To
Post by: Sonny on September 11, 2007, 10:25:20 AM
Strongly disagree. "Fearless" is the stand-out track; witness the fact it has been covered by both Mark Kozelek and Low.


mmm... to me Echoes stands out more.  I barely listen to the side one songs.  I just find Echoes to be the best, however long it is.  In fact, that's one of the main reasons why it stands out from the others.  "Fearless" is good, but a bit too... slow.  Even though Pink Floyd is one of the only rock bands that can pull off the stunt of having most of their songs being slow and mellow, while being a kick ass/phenomenal band.  O0

Title: Re: Rate the Last CD You Listened To
Post by: moviesceleton on September 11, 2007, 10:33:55 AM
PS. It looks like there are no other Metallica fans than me on the board :'(
Title: Re: Rate the Last CD You Listened To
Post by: Sonny on September 11, 2007, 10:37:08 AM
PS. It looks like there are no other Metallica fans than me on the board :'(

haha. I used to be one, a rather mediocre one I'll admit.  I listened to them occasionally, mainly to the album Load.
Title: Re: Rate the Last CD You Listened To
Post by: marmota-b on September 11, 2007, 10:40:38 AM
PS. It looks like there are no other Metallica fans than me on the board :'(

I'm not Finnish, so I don't listen to metal. ;D And I suppose it won't change with my studies...
Title: Re: Rate the Last CD You Listened To
Post by: KevinJCBJK on September 11, 2007, 10:51:35 AM
They had to in the end... but did their best to make it difficult at first, I guess. For example, you could get records of Beatles' songs - in Russian, made by some official Russian musicians, usually with changed lyrics... offficial. Which doesn't mean ideological, they couldn't afford such things when everybody has already heard about them, but as harmless as possible.

Another band you could get was ABBA later. So those bands are usually the most known here. Though now many people know many others.
Ah, and my father says he used to listen to Cream. So you probably could get those, too. But I don't know how difficult that was.
Another band was Creedence Clearwater Revival, father talked about his collegue who listened to them, but that was already after the velvet revolution. Though quite soon after it, so I guess the person must have known them before. But we got the albums we have after it, probably because father heard it from this coworker.

Yeah, that sure sounds official  ;D

But even communist opression can't stop The Beatles. Creedence and Cream are cool too. Looks like The Czech Republic has a lot of good music to catch up to  O0 I wish some good band made it to Berlin before the Hoff did   :(
Title: Re: Rate the Last CD You Listened To
Post by: moviesceleton on September 11, 2007, 10:57:44 AM
haha. I used to be one, a rather mediocre one I'll admit.  I listened to them occasionally, mainly to the album Load.
Used to be? What happened? Just got fed up?

I think Load is one of their minor albums. It's a nice listening every now and then but doesn't hold a candle to their earlier albums. Even Kill 'em All is better. Only st. Anger is worse (I don't know which one is better, Load or Reload).

I'd rate their studio albums probably like this:
Master of Puppets
Metallica (The Black Album)
Ride the Lightning
...And Justice for All
Kill 'em All
Load/Reload
st. Anger

And S&M and Garage Inc. somewhere between Kill 'em All and The Black Album.

Even though their newest albums are on the bottom of my list, I'm really looking forward to their next album to be released probably in February (!) produced by Rick Rubin!

Have you listened to any other of their albums?
Title: Re: Rate the Last CD You Listened To
Post by: moviesceleton on September 11, 2007, 11:01:41 AM
I'm not Finnish, so I don't listen to metal. ;D And I suppose it won't change with my studies...
hahahahaha!  ;D  :D
It'd better change with your studies! What are you going to talk about with a Finn if you don't listen to heavy metal?!  ;) ;D
Title: Re: Rate the Last CD You Listened To
Post by: marmota-b on September 11, 2007, 11:04:22 AM
hahahahaha!  ;D  :D
It'd better change with your studies! What are you going to talk about with a Finn if you don't listen to heavy metal?!  ;) ;D

Maybe trying to explain to the Finn why I can't stand it. Managing to explain it to a Finn in Finnish must obviously be a great result in speaking that language. :D
Title: Re: Rate the Last CD You Listened To
Post by: moviesceleton on September 11, 2007, 11:10:15 AM
Maybe trying to explain to the Finn why I can't stand it. Managing to explain it to a Finn in Finnish must obviously be a great result in speaking that language. :D
:D Yeah, we don't have the words to form such a sentence ;)

BTW, has your scool already started? I can't wait to get to speak Finnish with you :D
Title: Re: Rate the Last CD You Listened To
Post by: marmota-b on September 11, 2007, 11:24:01 AM
BTW, has your scool already started? I can't wait to get to speak Finnish with you :D

It will take a while to really speak Finnish... but I can't wait either. :) The school starts on Monday next week.
Hehe, I can already say, in addition to "nukkuva karhu", "minä - sinä - me - te - he". (Can't remember how to say "he". ;D)
Title: Re: Rate the Last CD You Listened To
Post by: moviesceleton on September 11, 2007, 11:28:02 AM
It will take a while to really speak Finnish... but I can't wait either. :) The school starts on Monday next week.
Hehe, I can already say, in addition to "nukkuva karhu", "minä - sinä - me - te - he". (Can't remember how to say "he". ;D)
The e in "he" is prononced just like in "me" and "te".

Now, your first Finnish lesson: he/she = hän
Title: Re: Rate the Last CD You Listened To
Post by: marmota-b on September 11, 2007, 11:31:20 AM
Now, your first Finnish lesson: he/she = hän

That's what I was referring to, this is what I couldn't remember. :)
Title: Re: Rate the Last CD You Listened To
Post by: Sonny on September 11, 2007, 11:38:27 AM
I'm not Finnish, so I don't listen to metal. ;D And I suppose it won't change with my studies...


 :o Wooow... how stereotypical of you Marmota... I never expected this from you..!!  ;D
Title: Re: Rate the Last CD You Listened To
Post by: Sonny on September 11, 2007, 11:41:09 AM
Used to be? What happened? Just got fed up?

I think Load is one of their minor albums. It's a nice listening every now and then but doesn't hold a candle to their earlier albums. Even Kill 'em All is better. Only st. Anger is worse (I don't know which one is better, Load or Reload).

I'd rate their studio albums probably like this:
Master of Puppets
Metallica (The Black Album)
Ride the Lightning
...And Justice for All
Kill 'em All
Load/Reload
st. Anger

And S&M and Garage Inc. somewhere between Kill 'em All and The Black Album.

Even though their newest albums are on the bottom of my list, I'm really looking forward to their next album to be released probably in February (!) produced by Rick Rubin!

Have you listened to any other of their albums?


Oh I know, anything is better than Load AND Reload... The first album I listened to of thiers is the typical, The Black Album... And as soon as I got tired of that I moved on to Kill Em All and Master of Puppets.. I always hated ..And Justice for us All.  But that's my story concerning Metallica.

Title: Re: Rate the Last CD You Listened To
Post by: moviesceleton on September 11, 2007, 11:43:15 AM
That's what I was referring to, this is what I couldn't remember. :)
hahaha ;D I misunderstood you!

Apocalyptica - Plays Metallica by Four Cellos - 8/10
Their first album consist only of Metallica covers. Later they have concentrated on their own music and they are nowadays one of the most recognized Finnish metal bands abroad.

Recommended also to people who don't like metal music. Best adaptions are IMO Harvester of Sorrow , Creeping Death and Sanitarium. Marmota, you should try this O0
Title: Re: Rate the Last CD You Listened To
Post by: marmota-b on September 11, 2007, 11:49:57 AM
:o Wooow... how stereotypical of you Marmota... I never expected this from you..!!  ;D

That's a joke between me and moviesceleton, usually I'm not that stereotypical. (I hope.) ;D

Apocalyptica - Plays Metallica by Four Cellos - 8/10
Their first album consist only of Metallica covers. Later they have concentrated on their own music and they are nowadays one of the most recognized Finnish metal bands abroad.

Recommended also to people who don't like metal music. Best adaptions are IMO Harvester of Sorrow , Creeping Death and Sanitarium. Marmota, you should try this O0

I heard some of their songs when my friend told me to watch the Eurovision videos on YouTube... generally, they were in the best band there, in my opinion, so you're probably right. :) At least I would have something to talk about with the Finn... I guess it's the touch of classical what I liked on them.

P.S. My sister keeps bringing Finnish music from her Finnish studying friends. I remember Uniklubi an Kehä. But I don't like them that much... maybe because I don't like the voices of their singers.
Title: Re: Rate the Last CD You Listened To
Post by: moviesceleton on September 11, 2007, 11:57:15 AM
Oh I know, anything is better than Load AND Reload... The first album I listened to of thiers is the typical, The Black Album... And as soon as I got tired of that I moved on to Kill Em All and Master of Puppets.. I always hated ..And Justice for us All.  But that's my story concerning Metallica.
I hear what you're saying about ...And Justice for All. It's duller than The Black Album or Master of Puppets. It's more basic thrash metal, any of the songs could be Slayer's or Testament's. Some of the songs are too long. Every of their four first albums is heavier and darker than the previous and I'm happy that changed with The Black Album. Though, after that it has been downhill (what comes to their studio releases). St. Anger sucked big time even though it tries to be heavier than anything they've done before.

I recommend you give a go for Ride the Lightning and S&M.
Title: Re: Rate the Last CD You Listened To
Post by: Sonny on September 11, 2007, 12:03:57 PM
I hear what you're saying about ...And Justice for All. It's duller than The Black Album or Master of Puppets. It's more basic thrash metal, any of the songs could be Slayer's or Testament's. Some of the songs are too long. Every of their four first albums is heavier and darker than the previous and I'm happy that changed with The Black Album. Though, after that it has been downhill (what comes to their studio releases). St. Anger sucked big time even though it tries to be heavier than anything they've done before.

I recommend you give a go for Ride the Lightning and S&M.

Yeah I was never very much into all that thrash metal crap.  The Black Album was their best attempt, followed by Load, in my opinion.  Metallica is an easy band to get over, since it's true that they've been getting worse and worse over the years.  Just out of curiosity, I'll give S&M a listen... eventually.  O0
Title: Re: Rate the Last CD You Listened To
Post by: moviesceleton on September 11, 2007, 12:05:58 PM
That's a joke between me and moviesceleton, usually I'm not that stereotypical. (I hope.) ;D

I heard some of their songs when my friend told me to watch the Eurovision videos on YouTube... generally, they were in the best band there, in my opinion, so you're probably right. :) At least I would have something to talk about with the Finn... I guess it's the touch of classical what I liked on them.

P.S. My sister keeps bringing Finnish music from her Finnish studying friends. I remember Uniklubi an Kehä. But I don't like them that much... maybe because I don't like the voices of their singers.
Apocalyptica was the only performer at the Eurovision that I watched ;D

Uniklubi sucks big time. They smell like a money making machine to me :P. I've never heard of Kehä. Some modern Finnish bands I like: Viikate, CMX, Apulanta, Children of Bodom. You might probably (by a tiniest change) like the three first ones. Some older Finnish bands I like: Hurriganes, Peer Günt, Kingston Wall, Eppu Normaali. I guess you'd at least stand them all.
Title: Re: Rate the Last CD You Listened To
Post by: moviesceleton on September 11, 2007, 12:08:48 PM
Metallica is an easy band to get over, since it's true that they've been getting worse and worse over the years. 
Yeah, but their live shows still kick ass!
Title: Re: Rate the Last CD You Listened To
Post by: marmota-b on September 11, 2007, 12:31:05 PM
Apocalyptica was the only performer at the Eurovision that I watched ;D

Uniklubi sucks big time. They smell like a money making machine to me :P. I've never heard of Kehä. Some modern Finnish bands I like: Viikate, CMX, Apulanta, Children of Bodom. You might probably (by a tiniest change) like the three first ones. Some older Finnish bands I like: Hurriganes, Peer Günt, Kingston Wall, Eppu Normaali. I guess you'd at least stand them all.

I know nothing about the bands, just that sister brought them and tries to listen to them sometimes... when I'm there I usually stop her, which makes her sad. :P I liked only one song by Kehä, plus it was quite mediocre, just nicer to my ears than the rest.
And unlike the Latvian band Jauns Méness, which I didn't like at first and then it grew on me, I suppose I'll never like Uniklubi. There also must be a big difference between them, I think the people behind Jauns Méness are REAL musicians... Haha, it made me play some songs by them... I can seriously say that now I love songs by Jauns Méness. Again, great thing to listen to in the evenings.

I didn't care about Eurovision before and now I'm happily going not to care again. The only two things I liked were Apocalyptica and the Czech band Kabát, but that one I liked only because it was completelly different from the rest... it's a rock band and used more to playing in clubs, as I read. Not my style, pretty annoying after a while, but still better than the feeble pop that obviously reigns the competition.

Music is one thing I don't agree on with my friend. She listens mostly to Czech rock and punk and such things. I always feel Czech isn't the right language for such type of music, and I'm generally more of a classic + classic rock + (Czech) folk lover.
Title: Re: Rate the Last CD You Listened To
Post by: KevinJCBJK on September 11, 2007, 12:37:44 PM
No one seems to like St. Anger, I wouldn't know, I've never listened to it.
Title: Re: Rate the Last CD You Listened To
Post by: moviesceleton on September 11, 2007, 12:53:13 PM
I know nothing about the bands, just that sister brought them and tries to listen to them sometimes... when I'm there I usually stop her, which makes her sad. :P I liked only one song by Kehä, plus it was quite mediocre, just nicer to my ears than the rest.
And unlike the Latvian band Jauns Méness, which I didn't like at first and then it grew on me, I suppose I'll never like Uniklubi. There also must be a big difference between them, I think the people behind Jauns Méness are REAL musicians... Haha, it made me play some songs by them... I can seriously say that now I love songs by Jauns Méness. Again, great thing to listen to in the evenings.

I didn't care about Eurovision before and now I'm happily going not to care again. The only two things I liked were Apocalyptica and the Czech band Kabát, but that one I liked only because it was completelly different from the rest... it's a rock band and used more to playing in clubs, as I read. Not my style, pretty annoying after a while, but still better than the feeble pop that obviously reigns the competition.

Music is one thing I don't agree on with my friend. She listens mostly to Czech rock and punk and such things. I always feel Czech isn't the right language for such type of music, and I'm generally more of a classic + classic rock + (Czech) folk lover.
The Eurovision is full of pure shit! Lordi was the first good band ever in that competition. And no, I am not biased at all ;D

Finnish feels like a wrong language for metal music too and it's a rather new trend. There are some other things that would be odd in Finnish. Like a horror film, for example.

You've got your own taste in music, and that's just fine. I have to addmit that before signing up here I thought that nobody of my age listened to anything but either disco/pop crap or heavy metal/hard rock because that's how it is here in Finland. But now I've found that almost none of the members here listens to either. Kind of funny but a great thing! O0
Title: Re: Rate the Last CD You Listened To
Post by: moviesceleton on September 11, 2007, 01:03:21 PM
No one seems to like St. Anger, I wouldn't know, I've never listened to it.
Well, listen and you will know ;D. Especially if you then listen to some of their classics. I've listened to that album maybe only 15-20 times while I've listened to The Black Album and Master of Puppets around ten times that often. It's just not as re-listenable as the others. It would be an above the average album, if it was the debut of some new modern heavy band. But many see it as the death struggle of a dying band that used to be the best heavy band ever but then either sold out or lost their talent or both. I see it as a place from where you can only get upwards ;D
Title: Re: Rate the Last CD You Listened To
Post by: marmota-b on September 11, 2007, 01:04:51 PM
The Eurovision is full of pure shit! Lordi was the first good band ever in that competition. And no, I am not biased at all ;D

I didn't like those. I wanted to hear them with all the talk about the surprising victory last year... but I didn't like them at all. Somebody wrote that Kabát didn't win because people didn't want another Lordi, but I think this parable limps a lot... Kabát seems much less concerned about how they look on the stage. ;D

I have to addmit that before signing up here I thought that nobody of my age listened to anything but either disco/pop crap or heavy metal/hard rock because that's how it is here in Finland. But now I've found that almost none of the members here listens to either. Kind of funny but a great thing! O0

Oh sure, I know that very well! I also used to feel odd with my taste... well, a fourthgrader who listens to Creedence Clearwater Revival and Antonín Dvořák probably really isn't very common... ::)
Title: Re: Rate the Last CD You Listened To
Post by: KevinJCBJK on September 11, 2007, 02:42:48 PM
Well, listen and you will know ;D. Especially if you then listen to some of their classics. I've listened to that album maybe only 15-20 times while I've listened to The Black Album and Master of Puppets around ten times that often. It's just not as re-listenable as the others. It would be an above the average album, if it was the debut of some new modern heavy band. But many see it as the death struggle of a dying band that used to be the best heavy band ever but then either sold out or lost their talent or both. I see it as a place from where you can only get upwards ;D

They do have a new album coming out. I guess they put back in the guitar solos.
Title: Re: Rate the Last CD You Listened To
Post by: moviesceleton on September 11, 2007, 02:46:09 PM
They do have a new album coming out. I guess they put back in the guitar solos.
Yeah, they will. There are two new songs (not exactly new, about one year old) on Youtube. Not quite classic material but the direction is right.
Title: Re: Rate the Last CD You Listened To
Post by: KevinJCBJK on September 11, 2007, 03:39:37 PM
Yeah, they will. There are two new songs (not exactly new, about one year old) on Youtube. Not quite classic material but the direction is right.

Yeah, I'll get them off napster...
Title: Re: Rate the Last CD You Listened To
Post by: moviesceleton on September 11, 2007, 03:44:26 PM
Yeah, I'll get them off napster...
lol. ;D
Title: Re: Rate the Last CD You Listened To
Post by: Silenzio on September 12, 2007, 06:55:50 PM
Jeff Beck -- Wired 5/5

Jeff Beck -- Beck-Ola 5/5
Title: Re: Rate the Last CD You Listened To
Post by: Sonny on September 13, 2007, 09:37:20 AM


Black Sabbath - Master of Reality  O0
Title: Re: Rate the Last CD You Listened To
Post by: moviesceleton on September 13, 2007, 09:57:01 AM
AC-DC - Powerage - 8/10
Well rolling rock album. No boring tracks at all. Riff Raff and Sin City are great songs O0
Title: Re: Rate the Last CD You Listened To
Post by: Poggle on September 13, 2007, 06:22:38 PM
Black Sabbath, TYR - 1/5

1 because Iommi's riffage on Anno Mundi is just so badass it's unbelievable, but as for the singing/lyrics... :-X

Here's the song, by the way: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F1731snI4FI
Title: Re: Rate the Last CD You Listened To
Post by: moviesceleton on September 16, 2007, 10:10:11 AM
Linkin Park - Hybrid Theory - 6.5/10
Not exactly my thing. I mean the whole nu metal thing. Real heavy metal makes you want to just bang your head, that's the characteristic of it ;D But this is more like that techno crap that I despise like nothing else. Real heavy metal smells like gas and tastes like blood. This tastes too much like plastic :P I'm not against mixing genres but here it just doesn't work for me. This is something Ramstein does much better.
Title: Re: Rate the Last CD You Listened To
Post by: Groggy on September 16, 2007, 10:30:46 AM
Footloose the Musical: OBCR - I'm such a sentimental fool that I bought this for $43 on Amazon. The lost works of J.S. Bach are not worth that much money. :P

If you can get past the fact that none of the singers are the least bit convincing as teenagers or even young adults (Jeremy Kushnier looks like a thirty-year-old trucker on the album cover), then the music is better, and certainly less dated, than the movie soundtrack. Although a lot of the new songs are pretty crappy. 4/5
Title: Re: Rate the Last CD You Listened To
Post by: Kurug3n on September 16, 2007, 11:04:01 AM
This is something Ramstein does much better.

possibly because they only sing in german
Title: Re: Rate the Last CD You Listened To
Post by: moviesceleton on September 16, 2007, 11:05:01 AM
possibly because they only sing in german
Your point? ???
Title: Re: Rate the Last CD You Listened To
Post by: Kurug3n on September 16, 2007, 11:23:27 AM
Your point? ???

it was just a joke that they do it better because they sing in german O0
Title: Re: Rate the Last CD You Listened To
Post by: moviesceleton on September 16, 2007, 11:31:39 AM
it was just a joke that they do it better because they sing in german O0
:D
Title: Re: Rate the Last CD You Listened To
Post by: Whalestoe on September 16, 2007, 01:21:58 PM
Dillinger Escape Plan - "Fix Your Face" off of Ire Works.

The album isn't out yet, but this song kicks too much ass. 10/10
Title: Re: Rate the Last CD You Listened To
Post by: moviesceleton on September 17, 2007, 07:10:48 AM
Velvet Revolver - Contraband - 7/10
No Guns N' Roses or anything else that would remain as classic either. But it's a good hard rock record nevertheless. Slither and Dirty Little Thing are probably the best tracks.
Title: Re: Rate the Last CD You Listened To
Post by: dave jenkins on September 17, 2007, 04:05:55 PM
Electric Warrior [Expanded]- T. Rex   O0 O0 O0
It was thirty years ago yesterday . . . that Marc Bolan met the Fatal Tree of Destiny. Marc is gone, but Angus rocks on. No, wait, that's not what I meant to say . . . To celebrate the 30th anniversary of the death of Bolan, I've been playing Electric Warrior (1971). Many fans believe The Slider is his masterpiece, but I've always preferred the earlier album (made even better on the 2003 re-master with all the extra tracks). It's got, of course, the infamous "Bang a Gong" as well as "Cosmic Dancer" (once covered by Morrissey), "Rip Off" with the great Ian MacDonald,  and what is probably Bolan's best track, "Jeepster." Testament to T. Rex's continued relevance is the use of "Jeepster" just about everywhere, in TV ads, Tarantino flicks . . . there's that great moment in Death Proof where the girls put it on the jukebox . . . hey, that reminds me, Death Proof is out on DVD tomorrow! Gotta get down to Best Buy for my copy of the steelbook, I think there's also an extra documentary with it or something . . . Marc is gone, and Quentin is a pawn . . . get it on . . . yeah . . .
Title: Re: Rate the Last CD You Listened To
Post by: Silenzio on September 17, 2007, 04:17:41 PM
Marc is gone, and Quentin is a pawn . . . get it on . . . yeah . . .

Michael George Hartley, you're a philosopher!
Title: Re: Rate the Last CD You Listened To
Post by: moviesceleton on September 18, 2007, 10:18:47 AM
Tool - 10,000 Days - 9.9/10
Probably the best album released on this decade (alongside of System of a Down's Toxicity). Absolutely will remain as a classic through decades. The best tracks are Vicarious, The Pot, Right in Two and the "Wings" duo (of which, the later, 10,00 Days works better). The last track is very odd, though. Not really a song but just weird noises.

This is on my shopping list, not least because of the kick-ass coverart with the 3D images and glasses O0
Title: Re: Rate the Last CD You Listened To
Post by: Sonny on September 18, 2007, 10:24:59 AM

The Very Best of Cream  O0

I suppose it doesn't really count as an album but it's still great.
Title: Re: Rate the Last CD You Listened To
Post by: KevinJCBJK on September 18, 2007, 11:36:32 AM
Nine Inch Nails "The Downward Spiral" Delux Edition 8/10 great album, a bit overrated for NIN, but overall good. The bonus disc has some interesting highlights. Favorite songs, Heresy, Closer, March of the Pigs, Hurt, Ruiner, and Piggy.

My Bloody Valentine "Isn't Anyhing" 8/10, need to listen to it again

Jesus and Mary Chain "Pscyhocandy" 7/10-good background music, all songs sound the same though.
Title: Re: Rate the Last CD You Listened To
Post by: moviesceleton on September 18, 2007, 11:54:38 AM
Soundgarden - Superunknown - 9.9/10
I'll bet my ass that no-one can listen through this album without it having some kind of effect on them. In my case, it's just impossible to sit still when listening to this. Every track is almost equally great but to name a few I'll mention Superunknown, Limo Wreck, The Day I Tried To Live and 4th of July. Though, 16 tracks make a pretty long CD, so this needs special time.
Title: Re: Rate the Last CD You Listened To
Post by: KevinJCBJK on September 18, 2007, 12:22:16 PM
Sonic Youth "Rather Ripped" 8/10, first listen and I am impressed. Hoping to listen to more of this band, already have "Daydream Nation" and "Dirty"
Title: Re: Rate the Last CD You Listened To
Post by: moviesceleton on September 18, 2007, 12:34:29 PM
Ramones - Anthology - 8/10
Assuming the songs are in somewhat chronologycal order, I like their newer stuff best. Thus I prefer the CD #2.
Title: Re: Rate the Last CD You Listened To
Post by: moviesceleton on September 18, 2007, 12:37:40 PM
Sonic Youth "Rather Ripped" 8/10, first listen and I am impressed. Hoping to listen to more of this band, already have "Daydream Nation" and "Dirty"
What would you compare them to, Kevin? Never heard anything from them, I think.
Title: Re: Rate the Last CD You Listened To
Post by: dave jenkins on September 18, 2007, 01:11:36 PM
Sonic Youth "Rather Ripped" 8/10, first listen and I am impressed. Hoping to listen to more of this band, already have "Daydream Nation" and "Dirty"
I like "A  Thousand Leaves" a lot.
Title: Re: Rate the Last CD You Listened To
Post by: Silenzio on September 18, 2007, 02:57:40 PM
The Very Best of Cream  O0

I suppose it doesn't really count as an album but it's still great.

That's because Cream owns.

One of my favorite rock bands of all time!


I know for a fact that it's Tony Iommi's (Black Sabbath) favorite band.
Title: Re: Rate the Last CD You Listened To
Post by: KevinJCBJK on September 18, 2007, 03:26:17 PM
The Very Best of Cream  O0

I suppose it doesn't really count as an album but it's still great.

counts as a CD though. A very good CD.
Title: Re: Rate the Last CD You Listened To
Post by: Sonny on September 18, 2007, 08:24:08 PM


I know for a fact that it's Tony Iommi's (Black Sabbath) favorite band.

I didn't know that. That's not surprising.  :)
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Post by: dave jenkins on September 18, 2007, 08:30:03 PM
I know for a fact that it's Tony Iommi's (Black Sabbath) favorite band.
Funny, I would have sworn Iommi's fave band was Black Sabbath.
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Post by: moviesceleton on September 20, 2007, 07:57:00 AM
Mark Knopfler - Sailing to Philadelphia - 8/10
Very nice and relaxing listening. No bad songs. O0 This was the first time I listened to it in a couple of years and I only wonder why I haven't picked it up more often :o

AC/DC - Back in Black - 8.5/10
Not really their best as an album. There just isn't that something. Maybe it's the minimalistic tone of it. I like it but not as much as some oftheir other albums. And I'm speaking of the album as a whole; for example Ballbreaker is the better album even though I can't name any songs from it. But of course there are great songs on this one (Hells Bells...if fact every song is great). Best tracks are probably Givin the Dog a Bone and Back in Black .

In fact this time it wasn't a CD I listened to but a real old fashioned vinyl record! And being the child of the modern time that I am, I accidentally started with the side two ;D! I own the CD myself, though.
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Post by: Poggle on September 20, 2007, 02:15:01 PM
movieselection - Are you familiar with For Those About To Rock? That's my favorite AC/DC album. Loose lips sink ships 8)

Black Sabbath - Sabotage ?/?

Sometimes I could listen to this album and forget I'm listening to anything and sometimes I could listen to it and enjoy the living hell out of it, and I'm enjoying the living hell out of it right now.
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Post by: Silenzio on September 20, 2007, 02:24:14 PM
Funny, I would have sworn Iommi's fave band was Black Sabbath.

No, that's his fourth favorite.
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Post by: moviesceleton on September 20, 2007, 02:30:25 PM
movieselection - Are you familiar with For Those About To Rock? That's my favorite AC/DC album. Loose lips sink ships 8)
Yeah, I own it. Very good album. It's been a while since I last listened to it. I'll pick it up soon and give my rating.
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Post by: Silenzio on September 20, 2007, 02:32:54 PM
For Those About to Rock is good, but i'm a Bon Scott-era guy.
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Post by: Poggle on September 20, 2007, 02:40:53 PM
I admit I'm not ga-ga over Bon Scott. I feel his lyric writing ability is kind of uninspired(like that song with the "And when I'm not, I'm cool as ice!" lyric). Though Dirty Deeds is my favorite AC/DC song, I actually prefer Brian Johnson's interpretation of it on the Donington video/CD.
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Post by: dave jenkins on September 20, 2007, 02:44:59 PM
I'm enjoying the 40th Anniversary edition of The Piper at the Gates of Dawn. Definitely think the stereo version is better than the mono. The extra tracks are nice: can't have too many takes of "Interstellar Overdrive," and the stereo version of "Apples and Oranges" is quite interesting. Then there's the alternate version of "Mathilda Mother" with different lyrics. Yeah, a great album made greater still. 5/5
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Post by: Silenzio on September 20, 2007, 02:50:30 PM
I'm enjoying the 40th Anniversary edition of The Piper at the Gates of Dawn. Definitely think the stereo version is better than the mono. The extra tracks are nice: can't have too many takes of "Interstellar Overdrive," and the stereo version of "Apples and Oranges" is quite interesting. Then there's the alternate version of "Mathilda Mother" with different lyrics. Yeah, a great album made greater still. 5/5

I never know what to think about this album...  But Interstellar Overdrive is my favorite track on there.

EDIT: i'm going to listen to the album again right now.
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Post by: Poggle on September 20, 2007, 02:52:12 PM
I absolutely love his solo work like there's no tomorrow. I had my moments being obsessed with Piper(you really can't prepare yourself for that album), but his solo work, particularly Madcap Laughs, have remained some of my favorite music.
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Post by: Silenzio on September 20, 2007, 02:53:58 PM
I absolutely love his solo work like there's no tomorrow. I had my moments being obsessed with Piper(you really can't prepare yourself for that album), but his solo work, particularly Madcap Laughs, have remained some of my favorite music.

I've heard maybe two songs from his solo albums and i loved them too.

I should obtain... in a completely legal fashion... some of his solo albums.
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Post by: Poggle on September 20, 2007, 02:54:52 PM
Madcap Laughs is easier to find(here anyway), and Barrett took a while to find. Wouldn't You Miss Me? is good for the extra tracks not on those albums and the alternate takes.
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Post by: Kurug3n on September 20, 2007, 08:06:16 PM
Metallica-Kill them All?4/5 I think it was the track damn it was pretty sick even with just one bass working in my friends car ;D
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Post by: Atlas2112 on September 20, 2007, 08:54:07 PM
Metallica-Kill them All?4/5 I think it was the track damn it was pretty sick even with just one bass working in my friends car ;D
definetly a very good album. there are some weak cliche songs here and there but overall a very good album. Cliff burton will be sorely missed, especially considering how everything went down hill for metallica after his death (at least in a creative sense)
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Post by: The Firecracker on September 20, 2007, 08:56:19 PM
Metallica's albums make good coasters.
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Post by: Atlas2112 on September 20, 2007, 08:59:43 PM
Metallica's albums make good coasters.
sure if you like crashing straight into the ground, and still have the audacity to think you can get back up by doing the same things that sent you down in the first place
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Post by: KevinJCBJK on September 20, 2007, 09:00:48 PM
Metallica's albums make good coasters.

I use their music to scare away deer from the vegetable patch.
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Post by: The Firecracker on September 20, 2007, 09:02:06 PM
I use their music to scare away deer from the vegetable patch.


Did I mention they also make good skeet targets?
PULL!
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Post by: Sonny on September 20, 2007, 09:05:17 PM
I use their music to scare away deer from the vegetable patch.

 ;D 

Awesome!!  O0
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Post by: Atlas2112 on September 20, 2007, 09:19:29 PM
Metallica's albums make good coasters.
oh crap i just realized what you meant by coasters.

wow i missed the boat on that one
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Post by: moviesceleton on September 21, 2007, 05:35:10 AM
Metallica-Kill them All?4/5
Yeah very good album even though not as great as any of the four next ones. Still better than anything from them post-'91.

Metallica's albums make good coasters.

Did I mention they also make good skeet targets?
PULL!
: )-=
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Post by: Silenzio on September 22, 2007, 06:45:26 PM
Pink Floyd, The Piper at the Gates of Dawn -- 4/5

The Beatles, Revolver -- 5/5
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Post by: Sonny on September 22, 2007, 07:58:51 PM

The Beatles, Revolver -- 5/5

This one's been my favorite of theirs ever since I started dating FC... I don't why.. maybe it has to do with the fact that we spent our first dates listening to the ENTIRE album while driving around aimlessly.. romantic, I know.  :P
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Post by: Silenzio on September 22, 2007, 09:19:56 PM
This one's been my favorite of theirs ever since I started dating FC... I don't why.. maybe it has to do with the fact that we spent our first dates listening to the ENTIRE album while driving around aimlessly.. romantic, I know.  :P

SOUNDS LIKE A GOOD TIME.

I love it to death, but I don't know which album's my favorite.  :(



Serious contender though.
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Post by: Tucumcari Bound on September 23, 2007, 07:03:22 AM

Five for Fighting "Two Lights" 4/5

Just a flat out beautiful cd. John Ondrasik's voice, his lyrics, his music, all beautiful.
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Post by: Silenzio on September 28, 2007, 02:40:22 PM
Hey DJ, Poggle, and other interested folks... there was a great article on early Pink Floyd and the recording of The Piper at the Gates of Dawn in this month's Guitar World magazine.  I couldn't find it anywhere on the internet, though. :(




"Picturesque Matchstickable Messages from the Status Quo" by Status Quo -- 3/5.  I "obtained" it off of the strength of the title track, Pictures of Matchstick Men.  However I didn't find any of the other songs especially great, save for the excellent Paradise Flat.  Still decent psychedelia though.
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Post by: Whalestoe on September 28, 2007, 08:09:50 PM
Spoon - Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga - 8/10
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Post by: moviesceleton on September 30, 2007, 02:37:49 PM
Recent purchases:
Danzig - Danzig - 8.5/10
Late Ramones meets hard rock on the blues-based road of heavy metal. Includes the radio-favorit Mother (at least here it seems to be).

Nirvana - Bleach - 8.5/10
Very different from Nevermind. Have to give it more listening and see how it grows on me (I guess it will).

Led Zeppelin - III - 9/10
This is what I said 13 pages ago: "Led Zeppelin III - 9/10 Somewhat different from the I, II and IV. More acoustical I'd say." I'll stick to that.

Those three cost together 20 euros. Worth every cent.
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Post by: KevinJCBJK on October 03, 2007, 05:18:33 PM
I decided to review all CD's by Modest Mouse. Well at least the ones I own.

Sad Sappy Sucker-3/5-my most recent purchase, originally intended to be their first album, recorded in 1994, but wasn't released until 2001. The actual album was good, it's interesting to listen back to their roots, only buy this if you really like them. Isaac Brock's dial-a song service which takes up the last 3 mins is a bit unnessecary, a tribute to They Might be Giants. If you are an indie snob, this is probably your favorite album by Modest Mouse. That or whatever is out of print.

This is a Long Drive for Someone with Nothing to Think About- 4/5- Their debut (if you don't count SSS),  I got interested in their early stuff after listening to their last three albums, and I wasn't sure what to say about it at first, but recently I've listened to the whole album in the car (going back and forth to class that's 25 mins away) I begin to appreciate the album a lot more. It's a strong debut, from a band that's always unique. Once you get past the Isaac Brock's unorthodox vocals, you'll pay more attention to what he has to say. What a long title.

The Lonesome Crowded West-4.5/5-Their first "breakthrough" though still "indie", this album did get them reconized by major record lable Epic, and contains the most interesting set up of songs, it's a slightly superior companion to the previous album, where Jeremiah Green's drums stand out more, overall a good sound. Here they start a more quiet and brooding sound that they expand even further with their next album.

Building Nothing out of Something-4/5, b-sides arranged like an original album.

The Moon & Antarctica-5/5, a major step in their breakthrough. This is the album that set the tone for their recent career. Diversity. Many critics and fans say this is their best album, and I agree. Yes they have a little more money to produce this album, but they spent it wisely, to a create a sound that is new and original, and different from anything they have recorded before. Though some critics say the 15 min middle section, The Cold Part, Alone Done There, and Stars are Projectors, bogs down the albums momnentum, I like to think of them as the crown jewel. The first six songs sets the mood for the epic middle section while the rest brings you out. Not a dull moment on the album. Interesting fact, Brock's jaw was broken by a fan because he let 20 seconds of "Gravity Rides Everything" to play for a car commercial. A bit uncalled for.

Everywhere and His Nasty Palour Tricks-4/5: Short 8 song EP. Some good stuff on there.

Good News for People Who Love Bad News-5/5-The album  that put them on the spot, gained them recontion and includes their most popular song "Float On" Fans are split on this album, many find it brilliant, some consider it a "sell-out" but is there a record out there that sounds like this? This is their most daring album yet. It is their most accessible record (and there's still Isaac Brock's voice to get use to) this album remains my second favorite next to The Moon. Oddly enough, many call Float On the most accessable song by Modest Mouse, when the underrated One Chance is their most straightfoward song to date. Oh and there's the copy-cat band Franz Ferdinand that sounds a lot like them.

We Were Dead Before the Ship Even Sank-4/5. What caught my attention for this? Johnny Marr. Somehow Isaac Brock convinced Johnny Marr to join his band. What will indie fans say about this? And by the sound of this album it seems they are still not "selling out". Not as daring as their predessar, but the album is so richly layered, that you catch something new after each listen, and it just gets better and better. IMO one of the best albums of 2007. Other than The Con and Our Love to Admire.  And whatever you guys say is great too  O0

Anyeay that's my review on Modest Mouse, the band that took 10 years to become platinum selling artists. Hopefully they will continue to suprise us.
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Post by: Rojo Ramone on October 04, 2007, 11:30:29 AM
Danzig~Lost Tracks of Danzig O0
ThePhantom Chords~(unreleased cd-r) O0
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Post by: marmota-b on October 05, 2007, 11:55:30 AM
Antonín Dvořák: Messe in D-dur (i.e. D maj) - 10/10
Am I the first person to rate a classical CD here? Anyway, this is one of my favourites... especially Credo.
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Post by: moviesceleton on October 06, 2007, 02:18:01 PM
Because of all the talk about the band and the album some time ago I decided to review
Metallica - St. Anger - 6/10
It's not that bad album. But it really is not the sort of album you want to revisit often either. There just is not that something. Yeah, there are basically good, angry as hell, songs which are nothing like on Load and ReLoad but somehow they manage to taste as much plastic as the worst parts of Load and ReLoad. One big minus is the length of the songs. Ok, they're not longer than anything that Metallica has done before but they do feel overlong. One other drawback is the "pingpong" sound of Ulrich's drums. That snare drum really starts to get on your nerve after a while. Best tracks are Dirty Window and My World.

Wolfmother - Wolfmother - 9/10
Take every hard rock band of the seventies (Led Zep, Black Sabbath, Uriah Heep, you name it), throw them to the Australian Outback and you'll get one of the best albums of the recent years. Best tracks are Woman, Witchcraft and Love Train.

System of a Down - Steal This Album - 9/10
This is the best "new" or "recent" band. They're innovative and creative unlike most of todays "musicians". Plus they're not afraid of saying how things really are. Every single one of their songs had something unheard before their latest. Kinda good that they're on hiatus. Tankian's solo stuff is nothing to rave about in my opinion.
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Post by: KevinJCBJK on October 10, 2007, 02:32:08 PM
In Rainbows by Radiohead. 8/10.

Their latest album, which my friend downloaded from a website they released it on (you can pay as much as you want, I recccomend not paying)

One of the best music I heard this year, though technically it's a 2008 release. I'll be getting the CD when it comes out, but I just can't wait to hear the music.
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Post by: dave jenkins on October 10, 2007, 03:17:53 PM
Businessmen & Ghosts by Working for a Nuclear Free City
Hard to assess this one, there's 29 tracks (it's a double-disc release) and the style is all over the map: I hear echoes of Happy Mondays, EMF, Pale Saints, even early Floyd. Sure is good value for money, though: got my copy for about $12 US. Not as good a deal as the new free Radiohead album, apparently, but still....
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Post by: Whalestoe on October 11, 2007, 08:23:11 AM
In Rainbows by Radiohead. 8/10.

Their latest album, which my friend downloaded from a website they released it on (you can pay as much as you want, I recccomend not paying)

One of the best music I heard this year, though technically it's a 2008 release. I'll be getting the CD when it comes out, but I just can't wait to hear the music.

Seriously. I'm buying that $80 disc-set they're releasing too. I love this record (listening to 'Nude' at the moment) - weeeeeeeee!
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Post by: KevinJCBJK on October 11, 2007, 10:54:40 AM
I am just going to buy the CD when it comes out. I can't afford the disc set  :(
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Post by: moviesceleton on October 11, 2007, 11:16:32 AM
Megadeth - Youthanasia - 8/10
For some reason unknown I couldn't get into it on the two or three previous times. But now I noticed it's a fine album. I thought it'd be more like early Metallica meets Slayer but it was more like early Metallica meets Iron Maiden. Not bad but a bit different than what I was expecting. All the tracks after the sixth are great but before that it is more mediocre.
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Post by: Kurug3n on October 11, 2007, 08:35:59 PM
I am just going to buy the CD when it comes out. I can't afford the disc set  :(


I can't download it because of my rock connection (56k) but im definatly going to buy the CD although i only have there Ok Computer cd :-\
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Post by: KevinJCBJK on October 11, 2007, 09:22:56 PM
OK Computer is a great one. Their new album sounds like a mixture of OK Computer and post OK I guess you can call it.
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Post by: Silenzio on October 13, 2007, 09:51:22 AM
Ravi Shankar, Sounds of India -- 5/5.  Now I want a sitar!


Trey Anastasio Band, The Horseshoe Curve -- 4.5/5.  Grrrrreat cd from the former frontman and guitarist of popular/awesome jam band Phish.  He's not doing a lot of lead playing on this one, mainly comping along while the horn section grooves to his Afro-Cuban Jazz compositions.  Excellence.
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Post by: shades on October 14, 2007, 03:41:32 AM
Wow Silenzio - awesome signature!

Jimi Hendrix - absolute guitar legend - I heard "All Along The Watchtower" unexpectedly on a TV show last week - I'd forgotten how good it was.

 O0


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8aUDVpHxw9c&mode=related&search=

(playing a live electric guitar with your teeth is not recommended)
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Post by: noodles_leone on October 14, 2007, 05:44:12 AM
Sticky Fingers by The Rolling Stones

A classic, what can i say? If you have to bring 3 CDs on a desert island, you'll need this one for sure.
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Post by: Silenzio on October 14, 2007, 07:56:41 AM
Wow Silenzio - awesome signature!

Jimi Hendrix - absolute guitar legend - I heard "All Along The Watchtower" unexpectedly on a TV show last week - I'd forgotten how good it was.

 O0


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8aUDVpHxw9c&mode=related&search=

(playing a live electric guitar with your teeth is not recommended)

Thanks.


I agree, All Along the Watchtower is excellent.  Electric Ladyland is probably my favorite of his albums, even though they're all about equally amazing.


I stumbled upon some interviews of Jimi on Youtube from the Dick Cavett show.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fjW3WK7yiQs
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Post by: Sonny on October 14, 2007, 10:47:16 AM
- I'd forgotten how good it was.


shame on you...  ;)

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Post by: moviesceleton on October 23, 2007, 08:10:27 AM
Testament - Practice What You Preach - 8/10
On the first listening I wasn't all that impressed, but now after maybe five listenings it has grown on me. Ok, there's a good reason to why they never became as recognized as other Bay Area thrash metal bands: they just are not on the same level. Riffs are just not "strong" enough, they sound too much like something that 13-year-old kids come up with. But the album is not bad, not at all. It's almost up to par with Kill 'Em All. There are a few choruses that get stuck in your head ("practice what you preach") and the singer's voice is awesome. You can really hear their budget was something like "okay, on Friday every guy brings all the money they have in their pockets and we'll see what we can get with that" -sorta thing; I have yet to decide whether that's a good or a bad thing, though. Best tracks are #1 Practice What You Preach and #7 Sins Of Omission.   
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Post by: Whalestoe on October 23, 2007, 06:01:48 PM
Music From The Motion Picture The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford by Nick Cave & Warren Ellis - 10/10

Great record. Honestly, Nick Cave always out does himself on everything. He just flat out rules.
Title: Re: Rate the Last CD You Listened To
Post by: Poggle on October 25, 2007, 01:15:46 PM
Silenzio, have you ever got Jeff Beck's There & Back?
Title: Re: Rate the Last CD You Listened To
Post by: moviesceleton on October 31, 2007, 02:18:10 PM
Not really the right thread for this but I don't want to create another thread just for this.

As a big System of a Down fan I of course had high expectations for Serj Tankian's solo album. Too bad I was let down. First I heard the official singles, Empty Walls and The Unthinking Majority, about a month ago. I was disappointed. It sounded like someone riping off SOAD. The problem is there never was such a thing as "SOAD sound" (before Hypnotize album, one might add). They are the most innovative band nowadays; there are not two songs of theirs that sound like eachother. Now when I listened to these two singles all what I heard was old hooks from SOAD albums. :-\ But I didn't want to lose my hope yet and decided to wait for more songs. So this night I started listening to the songs available on YouTube (almost every song from the album) and my fears came true. Not all songs sound like SOAD rip-offs, luckily, but there's not a single song that would really grab your attention. This one starts as very interesting but then shortly calms down: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZHZBi5QaRs4
Some others: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hlXjMjLvN7w
                      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RaooYy40liU
                      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4h5U0tnC0kY , that one practically starts just around the 2:00 mark (as many others, too)
Every goddamn song seems to start acoustically ;D It really gets old and even irritating quickly.

I thought to want this album for Christmas but I'm pretty sure now I won't. 
Title: Re: Rate the Last CD You Listened To
Post by: marmota-b on November 02, 2007, 12:04:28 AM
I'm very unimaginative with what CD's I listen to...

Dire Straits - Brothers in Arms 10/10

There isn't a single song I don't love. And I love the overall feel of the album. And that is the best condition for giving it 10/10, isn't it?
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Post by: KevinJCBJK on November 02, 2007, 10:50:36 AM
You can go higher if you like. O0
Title: Re: Rate the Last CD You Listened To
Post by: Silenzio on November 02, 2007, 03:44:57 PM
Silenzio, have you ever got Jeff Beck's There & Back?

Not yet.  I'll check into it.


Bitches Brew by Miles Davis -- 5/5.
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Post by: marmota-b on November 03, 2007, 06:39:19 AM
You can go higher if you like. O0

Well, I'd go higher with certain songs... a lot of them... ::)
I'm listening to Knopfler's Speedway at Nazareth right now. Great song. One of those where I would go higher, it only isn't a Dire Straits' one...
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Post by: KevinJCBJK on November 04, 2007, 08:46:10 PM
Well, I'd go higher with certain songs... a lot of them... ::)
I'm listening to Knopfler's Speedway at Nazareth right now. Great song. One of those where I would go higher, it only isn't a Dire Straits' one...

Still catching up on the music after years of Communist oppression? ;)

Great taste by the way :)
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Post by: moviesceleton on November 05, 2007, 05:13:34 AM
System of a Down - System of a Down - 8/10
Not their best, but not their worst either. This is very heavy album comparing to the other, which was kinda shock at first but after repetitive listenings it has grown on me. Best song is #7 "Soil" which is one of my favorite SOAD songs. 

Eppu Normaali - Akun Tehdas - 8.5/10
Even though they have now become sell-outs, this older album stills rocks (or almost "punks"). Includes some of the best rhymes in Finnish I've heard.
Title: Re: Rate the Last CD You Listened To
Post by: marmota-b on November 06, 2007, 02:12:23 AM
Still catching up on the music after years of Communist oppression? ;)

Not at all. I simply like it more than contemporary pop music or whatever. It's the case with me. In the third grade, when my classmates were listening to Kelly Family (huh... did such a thing exist at all?), I was listening to Creedence Clearwater Revival. ;D
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Post by: KevinJCBJK on November 06, 2007, 12:28:10 PM
Not at all. I simply like it more than contemporary pop music or whatever. It's the case with me. In the third grade, when my classmates were listening to Kelly Family (huh... did such a thing exist at all?), I was listening to Creedence Clearwater Revival. ;D

Nice! I listened to John Lennon and The Beatles while everyone was into The Backstreet Boys. The darkside of captitalsim.
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Post by: Silenzio on November 06, 2007, 03:11:43 PM
The Inner Mounting Flame by The Mahavishnu Orchestra -- 10/10

My jaw dropped when I heard this amazing jazz fusion album.  Right from the opening track you know the album is going to be a masterpiece, and it is.  John McLaughlin is a mind-blowing guitarist.
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Post by: Poggle on November 06, 2007, 04:00:51 PM
AC/DC Razor's Edge 8/10

Great four songs, but it suffers a little in the middle, though Are You Ready and Let's Make It have some great riffage. Because Moneytalks and Let's Make It are some of my favorite AC/DC songs and there's a 'diversity' in the songwriting I give this 8/10 8)
Title: Re: Rate the Last CD You Listened To
Post by: marmota-b on November 07, 2007, 12:19:58 PM
Nice! I listened to John Lennon and The Beatles while everyone was into The Backstreet Boys. The darkside of captitalsim.

Right. Those were quite popular here, too, I believe. Though I don't know for sure, because I also listened to The Beatles instead. ::) It had another great advantage: I didn't have to spend my pocket money on loads of albums, we had many of them at home already or father bought them himself. ;D

The last CD I listened to was Dire Straits... so I don't have to rate it, do I?
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Post by: Whalestoe on November 07, 2007, 12:57:52 PM
Pissed Jeans - Don't Need Smoke to Make Myself Disappear b/w Love Clown 7" 9/10

The riffs drone. The drums drone. The vocals snarl. One of the best punk releases in awhile.
Title: Re: Rate the Last CD You Listened To
Post by: KevinJCBJK on November 07, 2007, 05:07:31 PM
Right. Those were quite popular here, too, I believe. Though I don't know for sure, because I also listened to The Beatles instead. ::) It had another great advantage: I didn't have to spend my pocket money on loads of albums, we had many of them at home already or father bought them himself. ;D

The last CD I listened to was Dire Straits... so I don't have to rate it, do I?

I have to buy all my CD's, wish my dad kept his music. Well he did, but he didn't take very good care of them.

Ha. Do you have a second opinion?
Title: Re: Rate the Last CD You Listened To
Post by: marmota-b on November 09, 2007, 12:00:08 PM
Ha. Do you have a second opinion?

Excuse me?
It was their first album, the one I listened to last.

We've still got loads of records/LP's/whatever you call them. And most of them in a very good state. Father has always been careful about technical things; and records are quite a technical thing. And The Beatles are something both parents share, so we've got such collection of four LP's of their songs and I've sort of grown up on that.

Actually, I can't remember buying any album myself. It's DVD's what I'm buying myself. DVD's and books. All the Dire Straits albums I've got I've really got. Four of them, one on DVD. (It's funny, my first DVD ever was Dire Straits: On the Night.) The rest belongs to other members of my family.
Title: Re: Rate the Last CD You Listened To
Post by: KevinJCBJK on November 09, 2007, 01:44:35 PM
Excuse me?
It was their first album, the one I listened to last.

We've still got loads of records/LP's/whatever you call them. And most of them in a very good state. Father has always been careful about technical things; and records are quite a technical thing. And The Beatles are something both parents share, so we've got such collection of four LP's of their songs and I've sort of grown up on that.

Actually, I can't remember buying any album myself. It's DVD's what I'm buying myself. DVD's and books. All the Dire Straits albums I've got I've really got. Four of them, one on DVD. (It's funny, my first DVD ever was Dire Straits: On the Night.) The rest belongs to other members of my family.

Sorry, I misunderstood what you said.

I don't have much Dire Straights, just one song. Sultans of Swing. Good song too. O0
Title: Re: Rate the Last CD You Listened To
Post by: KevinJCBJK on November 09, 2007, 06:46:20 PM
Bob Dylan-Desire 10/10

A Very underrated followup to the masterpiece Blood on the Tracks. Great music as well lyrics. Scarlet Rivera's fiddle is a very nice touch. Best divorce album ever. O0
Title: Re: Rate the Last CD You Listened To
Post by: marmota-b on November 12, 2007, 03:33:47 AM
Sultans of Swing. Good song too. O0

Quite an... unmistakeable one. ;)
Title: Re: Rate the Last CD You Listened To
Post by: moviesceleton on November 14, 2007, 12:03:58 PM
Alice in Chains - The Essential - 8.5/10
Of the four big names of grunge they are closest to heavy metal but yet have a style of their own. I'm diggin' it O0 Of course this collection of 28 songs gives a better overview on their whole career than the 10 tracks long Greatest Hits.
Title: Re: Rate the Last CD You Listened To
Post by: Silenzio on November 14, 2007, 03:26:14 PM
Headhunters by Herbie Hancock -- 9/10
Title: Re: Rate the Last CD You Listened To
Post by: Silenzio on November 16, 2007, 05:50:27 PM
Hot Rats by Frank Zappa -- 10/10.  AMAZING.  Definitely my favorite Zappa album I've heard.  A great unification of Zappa's composing skills as well as his mastery of the guitar (I hear he redubbed his solos for the CD release, but that's fine by me.  That's when he was at the height of his guitar-playing abilities.)
Title: Re: Rate the Last CD You Listened To
Post by: Tuco the ugly on November 16, 2007, 06:06:27 PM
Vomitron (Contra, Zelda 2: The Adventure of Link, Castlevania rough, Chicken Sacrifice, 665 The Neighbour of the Beast) - 10/10

Absolutely great!
Title: Re: Rate the Last CD You Listened To
Post by: moviesceleton on November 18, 2007, 12:49:41 PM
Kingston Wall - II - 8.5/10
I prefer the first album.
Title: Re: Rate the Last CD You Listened To
Post by: Poggle on November 18, 2007, 11:17:40 PM
Alice in Chains - The Essential - 8.5/10
Of the four big names of grunge they are closest to heavy metal but yet have a style of their own. I'm diggin' it O0 Of course this collection of 28 songs gives a better overview on their whole career than the 10 tracks long Greatest Hits.

Do you have any of Jerry Cantrell's albums? I listen to, and like, his solo albums a hell of a lot more than Alice(though I do like Alice as well). They've been among my top albums for a long time, I can't get enough of them.
Title: Re: Rate the Last CD You Listened To
Post by: moviesceleton on November 19, 2007, 05:22:46 AM
Do you have any of Jerry Cantrell's albums? I listen to, and like, his solo albums a hell of a lot more than Alice(though I do like Alice as well). They've been among my top albums for a long time, I can't get enough of them.
No, I've never heard his solo albums. In fact I don't actually own any of Alice's either, I've just borrowed (and burned  :-[) those two collections. Dirt is on my shopping list and I've seen a two-pack containing Facelift and Alice in Chains in stores for 12 euros (not bad). What kind of music is Cantrell's solo stuff?
Title: Re: Rate the Last CD You Listened To
Post by: Poggle on November 19, 2007, 02:04:37 PM
Cantrell's two solo albums are very different. His first, Boggy Depot, is a mishmash of his hard rock & metal style and his slower style, and the production on that one is very ambient and moody, like a Floyd album.
Degradation Trip Vol. I & II is a two-disc 30 song album which you could say is his The Wall. It's a very dark piece, very very different from the up-and-down mood of Boggy Depot. His hard rock & metal sound is more present on this one, though there's also a decent amount of his slower tune. There's no boring song on the album.
There's a certain emotional quality in his work that's more personal and sentimental than in Alice.

From Boggy Depot:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ekfY3soC0g (this is my favorite music video, and I usually hate music videos)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nrd9pM2oxBI

Degradation Trip Vol. I & II:

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

And here's a song he did for The Cable Guy soundtrack:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TYXHoxCSO9g
Title: Re: Rate the Last CD You Listened To
Post by: moviesceleton on November 19, 2007, 02:49:45 PM
Thanks. Great stuff O0 The third link didn't work, though.
Title: Re: Rate the Last CD You Listened To
Post by: Poggle on November 19, 2007, 03:46:24 PM
Hmm, it still works for me.
Title: Re: Rate the Last CD You Listened To
Post by: moviesceleton on November 26, 2007, 08:40:26 AM
Faith No More - Angel Dust - 8.5/10
"So 90's!!", I hear all you 12-year-old girls of this forum screaming. So what? It still rocks.
Title: Re: Rate the Last CD You Listened To
Post by: marmota-b on November 26, 2007, 11:20:56 AM
I hear all you 12-year-old girls of this forum screaming.

Do you think there are any? ;D
Title: Re: Rate the Last CD You Listened To
Post by: moviesceleton on November 26, 2007, 11:40:23 AM
Do you think there are any? ;D
Plenty.
Title: Re: Rate the Last CD You Listened To
Post by: Silenzio on November 26, 2007, 02:44:39 PM
Faith No More is so 90's!!!!
Title: Re: Rate the Last CD You Listened To
Post by: KevinJCBJK on November 26, 2007, 06:19:28 PM
Faith No More - Angel Dust - 8.5/10
"So 90's!!", I hear all you 12-year-old girls of this forum screaming. So what? It still rocks.

More like 32 year old girls screaming. ;D
Title: Re: Rate the Last CD You Listened To
Post by: moviesceleton on November 29, 2007, 12:05:10 PM
Just spent a nice hour and a half just sitting and listening to music in the corner of our sofa:

Santana - Caravanserai - 8/10
Some of the most UFO fusion parts were a bit boring, but overall it was very good. The best rolling tracks were  6. All the Love of the Universe and 9. La Fuente del Ritmo. O0

Dire Straits - Communiqué - 8/10
The first Straits album I've ever listened to :(. The title song was the best.

Again I'm violating the only rule of this thread. They were both vinyls :-X. The Santana album was a little bit scratched but the Dire Straits sounded awesome.
Title: Re: Rate the Last CD You Listened To
Post by: marmota-b on December 02, 2007, 12:17:07 PM
Dire Straits - Communiqué - 8/10
The first Straits album I've ever listened to :(. The title song was the best.

Ha!
I don't like the title song that much. I'm not sure which one would be my favourite, however. Maybe Once Upon a Time in the West. ;)
Title: Re: Rate the Last CD You Listened To
Post by: Silenzio on December 02, 2007, 03:44:52 PM
Trout Mask Replica by Captain Beefheart.   WTF!

Lick My Decals Off Baby by Captain Beefheart.  WTF!

Shiny Beast (Bat Chain Puller) by Captain Beefheart.  WTF!









They all get 5/5 by the way.







Passion and Warfare by Steve Vai -- 3.5/5
Title: Re: Rate the Last CD You Listened To
Post by: dave jenkins on December 02, 2007, 09:12:43 PM
Trout Mask Replica by Captain Beefheart.   WTF!

Lick My Decals Off Baby by Captain Beefheart.  WTF!

Shiny Beast (Bat Chain Puller) by Captain Beefheart.  WTF!
But still, none of these beats Doc At the Radar Station.
Title: Re: Rate the Last CD You Listened To
Post by: Atlas2112 on December 03, 2007, 11:40:30 PM
Trout Mask Replica by Captain Beefheart.   WTF!

Lick My Decals Off Baby by Captain Beefheart.  WTF!

Shiny Beast (Bat Chain Puller) by Captain Beefheart.  WTF!

where the hell can you buy beefheart albums??? please don't point to an online store, i suffer from some complications that disable me from buying stuff online  :(
Title: Re: Rate the Last CD You Listened To
Post by: moviesceleton on December 03, 2007, 11:57:05 PM
where the hell can you buy beefheart albums???
I think "buy" is a wrong word this time :D
Title: Re: Rate the Last CD You Listened To
Post by: Whalestoe on December 04, 2007, 01:08:54 AM
Peter and the Wolf - The Ivori Palms - 5/5

The perfect release in independent music this year. Hand made, hand drawn; made while squatting in Peterborough. Awesome.

www.myspace.com/whiskeyandapples - awesome.
Title: Re: Rate the Last CD You Listened To
Post by: Atlas2112 on December 04, 2007, 10:09:09 AM
I think "buy" is a wrong word this time :D
:o
Im surrounded by cyber-pirates!  ;D
Title: Re: Rate the Last CD You Listened To
Post by: moviesceleton on December 11, 2007, 09:12:11 AM
Don Huonot - Don Huonot - 8.5/10
My first full album lenght experience of this band that is one of the most critically acclaimed Finnish bands of the 90's O0

20 Years of Jethro Tull #3 - 7.5/10
Title: Re: Rate the Last CD You Listened To
Post by: Kurug3n on December 26, 2007, 12:12:38 AM
Lupe Fiasco's The Cool-4.5/5

Although there are certain song's like Superstar, [Paris,Tokyo], Hip Hop Saved My Life, and my personal favorite Little Weapon its just not as good as his first CD  Food and Liquor.
Title: Re: Rate the Last CD You Listened To
Post by: KevinJCBJK on December 26, 2007, 01:02:49 PM
Orphans: Brawlers, Bawlers and Bastrards by Tom Waits-5/5.

Rain Dogs by Tom Waits-5/5

The Essential Leonard Cohen-5/5
Title: Re: Rate the Last CD You Listened To
Post by: dave jenkins on December 27, 2007, 02:53:06 PM
Blade Runner Trilogy, 25th Anniversary (3 disc set). This one goes to eleven.
Title: 2007 Top 10 CDs
Post by: dave jenkins on December 31, 2007, 12:16:26 PM
I follow my usual practice of excluding soundtracks, classical recordings, live albums, archive releases and compilations.

2007 Top 10 CDs

1.   In Rainbows/Radiohead
2.   Let in the Light/Shannon Wright
3.   Parades/Efterklang
4.   Drums and Guns/Low
5.   Waiting for the Dawn to Crawl Through/Dakota Suite
6.   Rykestrasse 1968/Hanne Hukkelberg
7.   Stars on the Wall/The Go Find
8.   People Press Play/People Press Play
9.   Dumb Luck/Dntel
10.   Kurr/Amiina

What's interesting here is the strong showing by the Scandinavians. Efterklang is Danish, Hanne Hukkelberg is Norwegian, Amiina is from Iceland.
Title: Re: Rate the Last CD You Listened To
Post by: titoli on January 01, 2008, 03:05:36 PM
I've been taken by a Christmas music rapture and been listening to many (some I knew already. Probably Elvis stuff  is the best around, but divided in two lp's when released on LP. Sinatra's Christmas album is a let down, only a pair of numbers up to par. He recorded another one in the '60's with his daughetrs (beautiful TIna too: why she left all of that room to her plain sister is beyond me) and son).

Bets ever, probably (but hadn't heard it till a few days ago. A pity it sounds like it was recorded in a closet (but I have the mono version, the stereo seems to be much better, though :

(http://content.answers.com/main/content/wp/en/d/df/Xmas_phil_spector.jpg)


Bennett is more and more of a surprise as he gets older. I didn't like him when he was younger:

(http://di1.shopping.com/images1/pi/c5/f8/b8/2001990370-177x150-0-0_Snowfall_The_Tony_Bennett_Christmas_Album_Tony_Ben.jpg)


This is a surprise, though this chick can't sing for life she has good arrangements and good (some self-written) song selection.  And she has the looks.

(http://www.entertainmentmonster.com/images/largeproduct/827969271421.jpg)





Title: Re: 2007 Top 10 CDs
Post by: moviesceleton on January 02, 2008, 10:41:01 AM
I follow my usual practice of excluding soundtracks, classical recordings, live albums, archive releases and compilations.

2007 Top 10 CDs

1.   In Rainbows/Radiohead
2.   Let in the Light/Shannon Wright
3.   Parades/Efterklang
4.   Drums and Guns/Low
5.   Waiting for the Dawn to Crawl Through/Dakota Suite
6.   Rykestrasse 1968/Hanne Hukkelberg
7.   Stars on the Wall/The Go Find
8.   People Press Play/People Press Play
9.   Dumb Luck/Dntel
10.   Kurr/Amiina

What's interesting here is the strong showing by the Scandinavians. Efterklang is Danish, Hanne Hukkelberg is Norwegian, Amiina is from Iceland.
Two questions: 1)You don't consider classical music music, huh? 2)Where did you leave Finns off your list?
Title: Re: 2007 Top 10 CDs
Post by: marmota-b on January 02, 2008, 10:59:23 AM
Two questions: 1)You don't consider classical music music, huh? 2)Where did you leave Finns off your list?

I second those questions. ;D I had the same ones in my head when I read Dave's post... but didn't feel like replying...
As to the classical - is it true that CD's were designed to take a symphony by Beethoven? If it is, then it really isn't right, leaving classical out!
Title: Re: 2007 Top 10 CDs
Post by: moviesceleton on January 02, 2008, 11:04:30 AM
I second those questions. ;D I had the same ones in my head when I read Dave's post... but didn't feel like replying...
As to the classical - is it true that CD's were designed to take a symphony by Beethoven? If it is, then it really isn't right, leaving classical out!
CD is the same to music as DVD is to movies: No way near the real thing but still better than nothing.
Title: Re: Rate the Last CD You Listened To
Post by: Tuco the ugly on January 02, 2008, 11:48:52 AM
Something a little offtopic, do people from Finland (Iceland, Faroe Islands and Aland) consider themselves Scandinavians?
Title: Re: Rate the Last CD You Listened To
Post by: moviesceleton on January 02, 2008, 12:00:36 PM
Something a little offtopic, do people from Finland (Iceland, Faroe Islands and Aland) consider themselves Scandinavians?
Eh... I guess. I know Scandinavia is in fact only Sweden and Norway, but it's quite often used for all the Nordic countries. I don't know... I think some teacher once said that when speaking of Scandinavia as a geographical concept it includes only Sweden and Norway but when speaking of it as a cultural area it includes Sweden, Norway, Finland, Denmark and Iceland (plus the islands owned by each country [excluding Greenland]). I don't think my answer makes any sense...
Title: Re: Rate the Last CD You Listened To
Post by: Tuco the ugly on January 02, 2008, 12:10:49 PM
Eh... I guess. I know Scandinavia is in fact only Sweden and Norway, but it's quite often used for all the Nordic countries. I don't know... I think some teacher once said that when speaking of Scandinavia as a geographical concept it includes only Sweden and Norway but when speaking of it as a cultural area it includes Sweden, Norway, Finland, Denmark and Iceland (plus the islands owned by each country [excluding Greenland]). I don't think my answer makes any sense...

Yeah, that's what I thought.

It seems like another form of the Britain/Balkans straining. In short terms; things that normal people don't give a flying fuck about, one way or another.
Title: Re: Rate the Last CD You Listened To
Post by: dave jenkins on January 02, 2008, 12:16:25 PM
The five Scandinavian countries are Iceland, Norway, Sweden, Finland, and Denmark (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scandinavia).

Classical music is of course music; my list excludes it because it is impossible to compare it with other "popular" forms. If I had the ability to judge performances, I would make a separate list of the  2007 top 10 Classical CDs.

If the Finns are making interesting music, I haven't heard about it. Send me a disc.
Title: Re: Rate the Last CD You Listened To
Post by: Tuco the ugly on January 02, 2008, 12:19:53 PM
Education was never a strong point in the USA.
Title: Re: Rate the Last CD You Listened To
Post by: moviesceleton on January 02, 2008, 12:25:49 PM
If the Finns are making interesting music, I haven't heard about it. Send me a disc.
Yeah, I might O0 To be honest, last year didn't bring any great albums...
Title: Re: Rate the Last CD You Listened To
Post by: Silenzio on January 02, 2008, 01:10:14 PM
Education was never a strong point in the USA.

I'll learn you some manners!






I'm afraid I can not make a top ten list for this year's CDs, because I have not listened to a single CD that came out this year.  The newest CD I got this year was De-Loused in the Comatorium.



Anyways....


Trio of Doom (Complete Recordings), 4/5 -- This band had potential to be the greatest band that ever existed.  Unfortunately, they only played one concert together, and it was at a big festival, so they only played four songs.  It's a power trio made up of John McLaughlin,  who I consider a member of the Holy Trinity of guitarists, Jaco Pastorius, the greatest bassist who ever lived, and Tony Williams, a drummer and veteran of Miles Davis' fusion band.  The complete recordings of this band (all 40 minutes) are intense, but it could be better.  The best track on there is McLaughlin's Dark Prince.  Pastorius' song Continuum and Tony Williams' Para Oriente are pretty good too.  On this CD, there are two versions of each song, and a studio version (McLaughlin initially didn't want the live versions to be released, feeling that Jaco's playing wasn't up to snuff).  Then the three songs were released on the "Havana Jam" compilation albums.  It's a bummer these guys never recorded together after that.





Shakti: Live with John McLaughlin, 5/5 -- This album was a religious experience.
Title: Re: Rate the Last CD You Listened To
Post by: Tuco the ugly on January 02, 2008, 02:27:29 PM
I'll learn you some manners!

Hehe, I was joking. ;) But, the school programs are (very) different in Europe and America.
Title: Re: Rate the Last CD You Listened To
Post by: KevinJCBJK on January 04, 2008, 08:56:17 PM
Tom Waits-Rain Dogs 5/5
Title: Re: Rate the Last CD You Listened To
Post by: moviesceleton on January 21, 2008, 01:00:14 PM
Soundgarden - Louder Than Love - 5/10
I was looking for their Ultramega OK -album but didn't find it. Instead, I found this and Slayer's Reign in Blood, both for 9 euros. I went to some other shops to search for Ultramega OK but couldn't find it anywhere. Then I got back to the first shop and noticed that someone had bought Reign in Blood, so I bought this one. Now I regret I didn't ask if they had another copy of Reign in Blood... I knew this was probably the weakest Soundgarden album but I still bought it, just of curiosity and because I didn't think it could be really bad. Well...it's not really bad but it's far from their other albums I've heard and far from anything that I'd call good. There are maybe two or three somewhat interesting songs but overall it's just plain mediocrity. A lot of Black Sabbath influences are still audible (not that it would be a bad thing, just mentioning). Cornell's voice hadn't yet reached its peak on this album; I'm not speaking about the range but about the sound: it's more falsetto than on the later albums.
Title: Re: Rate the Last CD You Listened To
Post by: Kurug3n on January 21, 2008, 01:32:52 PM
In Rainbows-5/5 perfect except for the first track.
Title: Re: Rate the Last CD You Listened To
Post by: Jill on January 21, 2008, 02:39:41 PM
Manowar: The Gods of War

10/10

They are still Odin's Spear and Thor's Hammer. O0
Title: Re: Rate the Last CD You Listened To
Post by: dave jenkins on January 21, 2008, 02:47:51 PM
In Rainbows-5/5 perfect except for the first track.
I quite like the first track.
Title: Re: Rate the Last CD You Listened To
Post by: Kurug3n on January 21, 2008, 02:56:53 PM
I quite like the first track.

I dont. It feels misplaced to me. Also, Reckoner is my favorite track O0
Title: Re: Rate the Last CD You Listened To
Post by: moviesceleton on January 22, 2008, 09:07:21 AM
Some old reviews I'd like to revise:

Rage Against The Machine - Evil Empire - 8.5/10
Not nearly as good as their first. The first album was kind of "heavy rock with some rapping" whether this is more like "rapping with some heavy rock"; and I have never been into rap-music :P. Morello is a wizard with his guitar, that's a fact, but some of his solos on this album seem to me somewhat pretentious.
Oh..nevermind, I thought I gave this 7/10. 8.5/10 is exactly what it would get now.

Led Zeppelin - Houses of the Holy
Please don't quote me on this later because I've heard that album just only once, but right now I'm not yet very impressed. Right now I'd say my least favorite of theirs, but as I said, needs more listening. 
Now after a few times of listening, I'll stick to this review. Not bad, though. +7/10
I picked it up again the other day, first time in a long time. Now it gets 8.5/10 O0
Title: Re: Rate the Last CD You Listened To
Post by: Sonny on January 26, 2008, 10:58:31 PM

Holy Diver - (Ronnie James Dio) -  O0  O0 O0

The Mob Rules - (Black Sabbath) -  O0  O0 

Inferno - (Motorhead) -  O0  O0  O0
 
Mandylion - (The Gathering) -  O0  O0  O0

Fistful of Metal - (Anthrax) -  O0  O0

And then there was Silence - (Blind Guardian) -  O0  O0


Title: Re: Rate the Last CD You Listened To
Post by: Cusser on January 27, 2008, 09:03:01 AM
In order of what I've listened to recently:
Once Upon a Time in the West (European)
Magnificent Seven
GBU
Title: Re: Rate the Last CD You Listened To
Post by: KevinJCBJK on January 28, 2008, 06:39:12 PM
Tom Waits-Bone Machine 5/5.
Title: Re: Rate the Last CD You Listened To
Post by: Kurug3n on February 03, 2008, 01:07:25 PM
The Very Best Of The Doors- 5/5

The first CD starts off slow up until Track 7 then from there to the next CD its all great.
Title: Re: Rate the Last CD You Listened To
Post by: dave jenkins on February 03, 2008, 09:57:37 PM
The Very Best Of The Doors- 5/5

The first CD starts off slow up until Track 7 then from there to the next CD its all great.
If it doesn't include the 17 minute plus "Celebration of the Lizard" it's not really a "Very Best" CD.
Title: Re: Rate the Last CD You Listened To
Post by: T.H. on February 08, 2008, 11:00:45 AM
I'm loving Stephen Malkmus' new disc, Real Emotional Trash. Highly recommend this.
Title: Re: Rate the Last CD You Listened To
Post by: marmota-b on February 08, 2008, 01:11:39 PM
One of our many versions of Carmina Burana (we have maybe five of them at home and it's really interesting to observe the differences). However, I'm not going to rate it, I don't know how... I just wanted to mention it. ;D
Title: Re: Rate the Last CD You Listened To
Post by: dave jenkins on February 08, 2008, 06:26:13 PM
Why don't you rate the different versions against each other? You know, rank them, and explain your reasons.
Title: Re: Rate the Last CD You Listened To
Post by: marmota-b on February 09, 2008, 07:58:54 AM
Why don't you rate the different versions against each other? You know, rank them, and explain your reasons.

I'd have to listen to all of them one after another first; and I don't think I want to, I'd probably be fed up with Carmina Burana for many years to come after that. ;D What I know is the fact the Czech Philharmony one, conducted by Vaclav Smetacek, is pretty fast. (Of course... ::) ... Smetacek always did fast versions...) It's also the only one that contains the other, not so well-known works, Catulli Carmina and Trionfo di Afrodite.

But I could try it, with longer breaks... like listening to another version on Monday, and so on...
The problem is, there are some I'm more used to, those we had for longest time, and maybe I'd prefer those simply because I'm used to them.
Title: Re: Rate the Last CD You Listened To
Post by: Kurug3n on February 09, 2008, 05:48:13 PM
If it doesn't include the 17 minute plus "Celebration of the Lizard" it's not really a "Very Best" CD.

I suppose. So I'll call it the Semi-Very Best of the Doors O0
Title: Re: Rate the Last CD You Listened To
Post by: Kurug3n on February 10, 2008, 01:53:42 PM
Superunknown- 5/5

Mailman is THE weakest track on it

Surrealistic Pillow- 4/5

Title: Re: Rate the Last CD You Listened To
Post by: Kurug3n on February 17, 2008, 02:33:06 PM
Down on the Upside- 4/5


Build A Nation - 5/5

Great reggae punk album O0
Title: Re: Rate the Last CD You Listened To
Post by: Atlas2112 on February 21, 2008, 10:39:58 AM
Rust in Peace- 3.5/5
some really good songs on this album but overall it just sounds way to polished for a thrash album. I dont understand why Freidman gets so much praise for his playing, i mean sure he plays really fast but thats about all he can do. I guess i just like the earlier Megadeth albums/guitarists better then the latter ones
Title: Re: Rate the Last CD You Listened To
Post by: Kurug3n on March 09, 2008, 05:15:37 PM
DragonForce: Greatest Hits - 4/5

There pretty weird talking about flying on dragons and defeating the evils from hell.
Title: Re: Rate the Last CD You Listened To
Post by: Atlas2112 on March 09, 2008, 06:01:20 PM
DragonForce: Greatest Hits - 4/5

There pretty weird talking about flying on dragons and defeating the evils from hell.
Dragon force lyrics are about every role playing game ever created, especially Final fantasy and Zelda games. dont be surprised if they release a Gary Gygax tribute album anytime soon.
Title: Re: Rate the Last CD You Listened To
Post by: titoli on March 26, 2008, 06:40:10 PM
I used to listen to the radio when I was in my teens and sometime it happened I stumbled on something that completely rocked me off. But as you get older it becomes a rarer event  so it was a great surprise today when I went through different radio stations (searching for some football talk) and stumbled into this:

http://www.amazon.com/Nikolai-Kapustin-Piano-Music/dp/B00026W640/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=music&qid=1206573766&sr=1-1

What I heard was the 5th Study for jazz piano: I just caught a snippet and had to listen to the 8th for the sheer beauty of it, of course, and to know who the author was, the more strange as it happened to be on a classical music station. I'm gonna buy me this asa I can. Some parts can be heard on youtube. All the reviewers concur in deeming this as the best jazz-classic music mixture and something that sweeps away all the Gershwin  classic compositions in jazz style. 10\10
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Post by: dave jenkins on March 26, 2008, 06:51:49 PM
Thanks, titoli, it sounds interesting. Is there anywhere I can listen to samples? (there don't seem to be any at amazon).
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Post by: PowerRR on March 26, 2008, 07:06:38 PM
Frank Sinatra - My Way

9/10

My Way is my current favorite song. And lots of other great ones on the album too.
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Post by: titoli on March 26, 2008, 08:00:51 PM
Thanks, titoli, it sounds interesting. Is there anywhere I can listen to samples? (there don't seem to be any at amazon).

There's a lot of stuff at youtube. I'm currently checking some.  This doesn't give you an idea, but I like it no end (the video too):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kUYiD7VGBXY

This is some of what I heard:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-W3jbm_WA-s&feature=related

Amazing.
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Post by: Atlas2112 on March 26, 2008, 08:15:38 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kUYiD7VGBXY

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-W3jbm_WA-s&feature=related
My god titoli, this is amazing stuff!

im gonna have to get cd of this man's work  O0
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Post by: T.H. on March 26, 2008, 08:31:08 PM
I want to hear your opinions on Stephen Malkmus' new disc, Real Emotional Trash.

http://www.myspace.com/stephenmalkmus (http://www.myspace.com/stephenmalkmus)

If you only have time to listen to a few songs, check out of "Gardenia", "Out of Reaches" and "Cold Son".
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Post by: Silenzio on April 10, 2008, 07:39:42 PM
Haven't posted on the board for a while.  I have listened to many albums.

Burnt Weeny Sandwich by Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Inventiom -- 9/10.  A much more clasically influenced Zappa then on his upcoming fusion-inspired solo albums.

Hot Rats by Frank Zappa -- 10/10.  A wonderful album.  Progressive jazz fusion, with a vocal appearance by Beefheart.

The Grand Wazoo by Frank Zappa -- 10/10. My other favorite Frank Zappa album.

Waka/Jawaka by Frank Zappa -- 8/10.  The instrumental Big Swifty would be a ten, but the rest of the album can't hold a candle to the opener.

Sheik Yerbouti by none other than Frank Zappa -- 5/10.  Pretty dumb.  Just going for humour rather than his previously majestic blend of humour and musicianship.

In a Silent Way by Miles Davis -- 10/10.  Along with Bitches Brew, this is the best fusion album ever created.

Light as a Feather by Chick Corea and Return to Forever -- 10/10.  An alumnus of Miles' fusion bands.  This is one of his best.

Hymn of the Seventh Galaxy by Return to Forever -- 10/10.  At this point i'm sure you're thinking I rate music very generously.

Where Have I Known you Before by Return to Forever -- 7/10.  Quite good.

No Mystery by Return to Forever -- 9/10.  A high point in Return to Forever's career.

Romantic Warrior by Return to Forever -- 5/10.  Mediocre Jazz Fusion after the genre had fizzled.

Close to the Edge by Yes -- 10/10.  Tasty but concise prog rock.

Tales from Topographic Oceans by Yes -- 9/10.  Tasty but very excessive prog rock.

Relayer by Yes -- 9/10.  A more dark and "rocking" version of Yes.

Population Override by Buckethead -- 7/10.  Finally, Buckethead resists the urge to play a zillion notes per second.

Heliocentric Worlds of Sun Ra by Sun Ra -- 11/10.  He composes all his music, and it still sounds more free than the free-boys play.

Kill 'Em All by Metallica -- 8/10.  Good tunes on here.

Ride the Lightning by Metallica -- 9/10.  My favorite Metallica album.  Still doesn't warrant a 10.

Master of Puppets by Metallica -- 8/10.  Not a masterpiece.  Metallica without the 'tude of Ride the Lightning or the progressiveness of And Justice for All.

And Justice for All by Metallica -- 9/10.

The Black Album by Metallica -- 6/10.  Mediocre at best.

De-Loused in the Comatorium by The Mars Volta -- 2/10.  This is not nearly what it was cracked up to be.  Very disappointed.  I guess i can't really judge fairly, as i couldn't listen to the whole album.

In The Court of the Crimson King by King Crimson -- 10/10.

Larks' Tongues in Aspic by King Crimson -- 10/10.

Red by King Crimson -- 10/10.

Extrapolation by John McLaughlin -- 7/10.  McLaughlin's debut as a bandleader.

Devotion by John McLaughlin -- 9/10.  Hazy Jazz-Blues-Psychedelic-Rock.

Number of the Beast by Iron Maiden -- 3/10.  Cheesiest band ever.

American Beauty by the Grateful Dead -- 5/10.  Meh.

Live/Dead by The Grateful Dead -- 10/10.  Yeh!

And lots of Captain Beefheart albums -- 10/10.




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Post by: noodles_leone on April 11, 2008, 01:08:48 AM
Umaguma : 8/10
Atom Earth Mother : 10/10
OUATITW (expanded) : 10/10

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Post by: Atlas2112 on April 11, 2008, 08:57:42 AM
Trout Mask Replica by Captain Beefheart- 5/5
this CD was more then i could ever imagine  O0
Fast And Bulbous!  :D
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Post by: dave jenkins on April 11, 2008, 03:46:13 PM
Umaguma : 8/10
Atom Earth Mother : 10/10
Gotta be the other way round.

And Atlas2112 (is this a Rush reference?): If TMR gets a 5/5, what do you give the Captain's best album, Doc at the Radar Station?
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Post by: Atlas2112 on April 11, 2008, 07:57:35 PM
yep, it's a Rush reference  ;)

as for Beefheart, this was my first Beefheart Cd, so any overzealousness maybe because this was the first time i heard an album of his. His albums are hard to come across around here so it's gonna be a while before i find another one of his albums.
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Post by: noodles_leone on April 12, 2008, 03:11:41 AM
Gotta be the other way round.

I guess so. But the first track of AEM is just above everything that i have ever heard.
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Post by: dave jenkins on April 12, 2008, 07:45:04 AM
A shame about tracks 2,3,4, and 5, though, eh?
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Post by: noodles_leone on April 12, 2008, 07:48:36 AM
A shame about tracks 2,3,4, and 5, though, eh?

2 is good, and the fact that it comes just after the first on makes it great. I love the contrast. You hear that and yo uthink "wow, who are these guys???".
Then, it's better not to talk about tracks 3 4 and 5.
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Post by: Silenzio on April 13, 2008, 07:00:49 AM
Gotta be the other way round.

And Atlas2112 (is this a Rush reference?): If TMR gets a 5/5, what do you give the Captain's best album, Doc at the Radar Station?

I think by "Doc at The Radar Station" you meant "Lick My Decals Off, Baby."
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Post by: The Firecracker on April 13, 2008, 06:15:09 PM
Berreta 70

The Italian cop flicks didn't have better music than the pasta western genre but some of the tracks in this cd ("Goodbye My friend" from the good "Street Law") are downright masterful. Now if only the films were as good. >:(
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Post by: dave jenkins on April 13, 2008, 11:08:10 PM
I think this thread should be expanded to include The Last Webcast You Listened To. Fabchannel.com has a couple recently recorded performances that are utterly, well, fab: one from Hanne Hukkelberg (who's from Norway) and one from 22 Pistepirkko (Finland). What's with the Scandinavians these days, anyway? Sigur Ros from Iceland and Under Byen from Denmark seem to be the most interesting bands in the world right now. Nothing much happening in Sweden, though . . . I guess the Swedes have never recovered from ABBA.
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Post by: Whalestoe on April 13, 2008, 11:16:22 PM
I think this thread should be expanded to include The Last Webcast You Listened To. Fabchannel.com has a couple recently recorded performances that are utterly, well, fab: one from Hanne Hukkelberg (who's from Norway) and one from 22 Pistepirkko (Finland). What's with the Scandinavians these days, anyway? Sigur Ros from Iceland and Under Byen from Denmark seem to be the most interesting bands in the world right now. Nothing much happening in Sweden, though . . . I guess the Swedes have never recovered from ABBA.

I agree with this statement, Jenkins. I know this is unrelated, but are you a fan of Godspeed or A Silver Mt. Zion?
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Post by: dave jenkins on April 14, 2008, 12:00:37 AM
I like A Silver Mt. Zion, and had the pleasure of seeing them live a few years back. I've got the new release, but haven't had a chance to get into it yet.
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Post by: Whalestoe on April 14, 2008, 12:35:45 AM
I like A Silver Mt. Zion, and had the pleasure of seeing them live a few years back. I've got the new release, but haven't had a chance to get into it yet.

Where did you get the pleasure to see them?
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Post by: dave jenkins on April 14, 2008, 10:29:34 AM
Here in Seattle.
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Post by: moviesceleton on April 15, 2008, 11:41:52 AM
Red Hot Chili Peppers - Blood Sugar Sex Magik - 7.5/10
My only real complain concerns the lenght. Why the hell they were making these over 70 minutes long albums in the turn of the 80s and the 90s? This sure isn't the only overlong album from that time period. Were they so overwhelmed by the new possibilities of CD that they didn't even consider trimming the records down? I mean, 73 minutes is a f***ing long album. I think the one hour mark is the same for albums as the two hour mark is for movies; if you go beyond that, you've gotta have something special to offer.

Otherwise this is a damn good album but I'm not sure if I'd listen it over and over again. This is the kind of hip hop stuff I can enjoy; I like also other bands with hip hop influences but not really any pure rap artists. Can anyone say if their older albums are worth listening?
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Post by: moviesceleton on April 18, 2008, 06:07:08 AM
And Justice for All by Metallica -- 9/10.
The drum sound is irritating don't you think?
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Post by: Noodles_SlowStir on April 23, 2008, 03:10:02 PM
Bobby Watson   Love Remains 5/5


Probably one of my favorite living jazzmen.  I pulled this from the shelf and have been listening to it last few days.  This release came out in 1986 on the Italian jazz label Red Records. It’s a really nice recording.  The musicians on this release are Watson (as), the late great John Hicks (p), Curtis Lundy (b) and Marvin Smith (d).  The playing is outstanding on the uptempo tunes and the ballads.  Bobby Watson is another musician that came through the Art Blakey school of jazz.  He was a member of the Jazz Messengers (1977-1981) and actually became Blakey’s music director during that period contributing several compositions to the group.  He left and recorded various albums solo and also with his group Bobby Watson & Horizon.  I was lucky to check him out in 1994 at a jazz festival when Horizon was at its peak.  The group settled into a line up that included Watson, Ed Simon (p), Terell Stafford (tr), Victor Lewis (d) and Essiet Essiet (b).  All great musicians.  They disbanded after 1994 but had a reunion in 2004. I would imagine as their individual projects allow they'll continue to record and perform at times.  Bobby is currently the director of jazz studies at the University of Missouri/Kansas City Conservatory of Music.

This is a pretty nice old performance I found on you tube.  It’s one of the earlier lineups of Horizon (probably 20 years or so ago). The song is one of Watson’s compositions called Country Cornflakes that was on an early Blue Note release.  It’s a smoker.

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

He also has a cinema connection to Robert DeNiro.  He contributed an instrumental tune to the soundtrack of A Bronx Tale called Bustalk.
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Post by: Tuco the ugly on April 23, 2008, 03:27:45 PM
Back in Black - 10/10

It never gets old, never.
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Post by: moviesceleton on May 05, 2008, 09:36:00 AM
The Velvet Underground - The Essential - 7/10
It seems this is a not-so-official-release, but any way ;D I think I like the post- John Cale stuff the best.
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Post by: Poggle on May 05, 2008, 06:23:36 PM
AC/DC - Flick of the Switch - 10/10

I love this album! Malcolm and Angu's riffage, Angus' solos, Brian's wild vocals, the overall raw, straight-to-the-point feel of it, I love every damn song and to hell with anyone who disagrees! Speaking of Angus' solos, in my opinion these are some of his best, like House is on Fire, Bedlam in Belgium and Badlands 8)
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Post by: Silenzio on May 12, 2008, 04:58:23 PM
The Velvet Underground - The Essential - 7/10
It seems this is a not-so-official-release, but any way ;D I think I like the post- John Cale stuff the best.

I only have the album "White Light/White Heat."  It's pretty good, mainly for the twenty-minute rocker "Sister Ray."
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Post by: moviesceleton on May 24, 2008, 11:40:54 AM
Radiohead - OK Computer - 9.5/10
Beautiful tunes mixed with great moody lyrics. I like Paranoid Android best. I don't know why I can't make my self give it a full ten, though... maybe I want to see if I can still listen to it after five years, and if I then can enjoy it as much as now I'll give it 10/10.
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Post by: dave jenkins on May 24, 2008, 05:01:21 PM
The new Bobby and Blumm is quite tasty ("Everybody Loves" 8/10); the new one from The Notwist is hard to figure, their stuff tends to sneak up on you, I'm holding off on giving a rating until later; the new Ida is pleasant; the new Sun Kil Moon is excellent ("April" 9/10); the new one from Robin Saville (half of ISAN) seems quite nice, very ambient, of course . . .
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Post by: cigar joe on May 25, 2008, 03:35:01 AM
Live & Lickin, "Dan Hicks & His Hot Licks" 8/10
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Post by: Atlas2112 on May 25, 2008, 12:26:48 PM
Iron maiden - Powerslave- 9/10

lots of great songs on this album, including aces high (maybe my fav maiden song) 2 minutes 2 midnight, and powerslave. I'm not crazy about the duelists (i always skip that song when i can) and the anceint mariner is too long. Im fine with long songs as long as they offer something i can't get in a short song, which is not the case with this.
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Post by: Silenzio on June 08, 2008, 07:07:43 PM
Been listening to a lotta P-Funk lately.  Absolutely brilliant!

Mothership Connection by Parliament  10/10

Funkadelic by Funkadelic 10/10

One Nation Under a Groove by Funkadelic 9.5/10

Funkentelechy vs. The Placebo Syndrome by Parliament 9/10

Free Your Mind and Your Ass Will Follow by Funkadelic 9/10

Maggot Brain by Funkadelic 8/10

Up for the Down Stroke by Parliament  8/10

Standing on the Verge of Getting it On by Funkadelic 7/10

Chocolate City by Parliament 7/10

The Electric Spanking of War Babies by Funkadelic  6/10
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Post by: PowerRR on June 08, 2008, 07:40:51 PM
Gunther - Pleasureman - 10/10

Listened to it all day yesterday. Hahaha
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Post by: moviesceleton on June 08, 2008, 11:46:41 PM
Transformer by Lou Reed - 10/10
I don't see how this is glam rock... I musta understood the term completely wrong, but anyway: This is a great album which I have to buy at some point (I borrowed it). All the rock songs roll very nice, ballads are beautiful and the lyrics are very creative. There's also a great deal of wacky humor, like this:

But the funny thing is what happened to her nose
It grew until it reached all of her toes
Now when people say her feet they mean her nose
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Post by: Poggle on June 11, 2008, 01:24:53 PM
Rainbow Live in Munich 1977 - 10/10!!!

Anybody who likes live albums from the 70's, great guitar playing or just rocking your little ass off should give this a listen.

I've never been a fan of Ritchie Blackmore, but after hearing this several times in the past week my opinion of him is very different. With his guitar playing, Cozy Powell's drumming, and Ronnie James Dio's pre-Sabbath style of melodic singing it's classic as hell. The part at the end of the song Kill The King where Powell, Blackmore, and the bass player all play the same riff is so heavy it could kill:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LkSHHK7WlAw
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Post by: Silenzio on June 12, 2008, 11:31:12 AM
Rainbow Live in Munich 1977 - 10/10!!!

Anybody who likes live albums from the 70's, great guitar playing or just rocking your little ass off should give this a listen.

I've never been a fan of Ritchie Blackmore, but after hearing this several times in the past week my opinion of him is very different. With his guitar playing, Cozy Powell's drumming, and Ronnie James Dio's pre-Sabbath style of melodic singing it's classic as hell. The part at the end of the song Kill The King where Powell, Blackmore, and the bass player all play the same riff is so heavy it could kill:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LkSHHK7WlAw

I've never listened to any Rainbow, but I always wanted to get around to it since I'm a big fan of Blackmore and Powell.  And Dio is... Dio.


The Big Eyeball in The Sky by Colonel Claypool's Bucket of Bernie Brains -- 7.5/10

This is the second "Supergroup" that Primus  bassist Les Claypool has been involved with.  The other was a band called Oysterhead with renowned drummer Stewart Copeland of the Police and the Phish frontman Trey Anastasio.  This band, contains Claypool, the post rock shredmeister known as Buckethead, down-and-dirty jazz-funk Primus drummer "Brain" Mantia (think Buddy Miles), and Bernie Worrell, the keyboard magician who made immeasurable contributions to the musical collective Parliament-Funkadelic.

I popped in this cd expecting to find something that was more focused than the album Oysterhead, since Oysterhead had such diverse musical backgrounds and in this group everybody had more of a funky background.  I found that this album had a little bit more of a consistent style, but unfortunately i found that this album didn't live up to its fullest potential.  The production focuses a little more on bizarre studio tricks and not so much funkiness.  The highlight is definitely the ten-minute instrumental "Elephant Ghost" (highlighting Worrell's skills).  Still a good effort, but I much preferred the stripped-down and energetic live show that my brother bought (you can purchase MP3's or FLAC's of one of their live shows on the website www.c2b3live.com (http://www.c2b3live.com))
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Post by: Jill on June 12, 2008, 01:18:56 PM
Les Misérables Complete Symphonic Recording - 10/10

I'm in Les Mis obsession now, and hearing every version I get.

This one is maybe the best, for reasons...

1. A recording without Colm Wilkinson and his annoying high notes. Gary Morris is okay. John-Own Jones would be the best.

2. Philip Quast, the Avenging Angel of the LAWR. He was just born to be Javert. Incredible voice. (LAWR, that's Australian for LAW. Classic Quast.)

3. You have the whole musical, all small things.

4. Anthony Warlow, the best Enjolras.

5. Wonderful conducting.
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Post by: Silenzio on June 16, 2008, 01:56:09 PM
The Clones of Dr. Funkenstein by Parliament -- 7/10.  "We love you Dr. Funkenstein, your funk is the best! / Take my body, give it the mind to funk with the rest!"  This a much more loose and light-hearted Parliament than we see on the preceding record (Mothership Connection) and the proceeding record (Funkentelechy vs. The Placebo Syndrome).  Although there are some good grooves, this album doesn't spark the same enthusiasm in me as other Parliament records.  Besides they did the whole "Light hearted concept album" thing much better on the record I'm about to review.


Motor Booty Affair by Parliament -- 9/10.  It does a much better job at the "Light hearted concept album" than the album I just reviewed.
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Post by: PowerRR on June 16, 2008, 08:04:52 PM
Jeff Buckley - Grace

8/10
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Post by: Silenzio on June 21, 2008, 12:20:51 PM
3+3 by the Isley Brothers -- 10/10.  I would be confident in saying that every song on this album gave me an erection.


There It Is by James Brown -- 9/10.  My first James Brown album.  Dang.  Such funkiness.  The chilling, jazzy poetry of "King Heroin" is great too.  I'm listening to The Payback right now.
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Post by: Noodles_SlowStir on July 04, 2008, 05:19:35 PM
3+3 by the Isley Brothers -- 10/10. 

I agree.  3+3 is a nice recording from beginning to end.  Could hardly go wrong with any of the albums from the Isleys from the 70's through early 80's.  Live It Up, The Heat Is On, Harvest For The World, Go For Your Guns....all smoking.
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Post by: Poggle on July 07, 2008, 12:02:09 PM
Jimi Hendrix - South Saturn Delta - 10/10

I like it every bit as much as First Rays of the New Rising Sun, more, even!

The instrumentals are all masterpieces 8) The Little Wing/Angel hybrid is as classic as the songs it split into, especially in its soft rock context as opposed to be being ballady O0

My favorite on this are Little Wing/Angel, Power of Soul, Midnight, and Pali Gap. Tax Free is also cool but Hendrix doesn't rip it up like I expected throughout the song but the overall theme is great. The title track is unique.

It's interesting how virtuoso guitarists known for their raw-assed blues riffage started moving toward jazzy themes, like Stevie Ray and Jeff Beck. It would've been interesting to hear a Blow by Blow-esque Hendrix album.
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Post by: sargatanas on July 07, 2008, 09:42:47 PM
if you bulldoze all the others who departed in this time frame hendrix seems to be in the same boat as equaly ill fated robert johnson. so here's another generation watching the war on t.v. @ suppertime, going to the moon, pauls telling his mates to kiss off .  jimi kicks the bucket DOA  just as in the begining when the whole london blues deal started taking shape the stage was set for jimi to come scare the bejesus out of some stuffed shirts    the only thing i can remember about the 60's was the death of JH and the grassy knowl. 

    http://www.dweezilzappa.com/gwwyk/index.html  BTW saying this kid is alright  ^-^
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Post by: Silenzio on August 18, 2008, 03:03:37 PM
I agree.  3+3 is a nice recording from beginning to end.  Could hardly go wrong with any of the albums from the Isleys from the 70's through early 80's.  Live It Up, The Heat Is On, Harvest For The World, Go For Your Guns....all smoking.

The Heat Is On is another personal favorite for me.




Let's Take It to The Stage by Funkadelic -- 10/10.  This was the last album I needed to complete my Parliament/Funkadelic Discography.  What an album to end on.  For a long time I couldn't decide what my favorite Funkadelic album was... after all, there are so many different great aspects of Funkadelic, how could you choose just one:  the vocal harmonies of "Funkadelic?"  The philosophical surrealist lyrics of "Free Your Mind... And Your Ass Will Follow?"  The swirling psychedelia of "Maggot Brain?"  The sheer danceability of "One Nation Under a Groove?"  Or the hard-edged funk-rock guitar of "Standing On The Verge of Getting it On?"

I can confidently say that this album combines all the things I love about those albums into one huge shit-pot full of excellence.  Maybe it was just the enthusiasm of completing my collection, but I think this is the best album Funkadelic ever made. The seven-minute Bernie Worrell workout at the end is a big plus.



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Post by: Poggle on August 19, 2008, 12:11:18 PM
The Pros & Cons of HItchhiking - Roger Waters - 10/10

I never liked this at all before and I absolutely dreaded Clapton's guitar playing but lately my feelings have been turned upside down. I LOVE Clapton's playing and I think this is an amazing album O0 I guess I had a hard time getting used to Waters' style with another guitarist and there were some melodies/chord progressions lifted from The Final Cut, so it was kind of rambling to me.
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Post by: T.H. on August 22, 2008, 02:14:32 PM
Paul Westerberg - 49:00

The guy still has it after all these years. I highly recommend this album, it's quite a gem.
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Post by: moviesceleton on August 25, 2008, 03:38:11 AM
I bought a few CDs lately so more reviews coming as soon as I feel like typing them.

Ænima by Tool – 9.5/10
A lot different from Undertow, more progressive. Six of the 15 tracks are not exactly songs but some kind of bridges between them. These give the album a good flow and without them the album would be a rather heavy and unbalanced experience. Maynard James Keenan is among my favourite singers of all times because he has such a great scale of styles he can use. I haven't yet had time to read all the lyrics, but as much as like certain lyrics of theirs I have to say that I'm not buying all that new age stuff. So I guess I wouldn't be recognized as a true Tool-fan, but I couldn't care less. Seriously, check out the “nearly official” fan board: http://toolnavy.com/ Some people read way too much into their songs, but that's not really my problem… The artwork is guaranteed Tool quality with holograms and stuff.

Sailing the Seas of Cheese by Primus - 8/10
So I bought my first Primus CD and I haven't regretted yet. If I had to pick a favorite track, I'd probably say American Life.

Scars on Broadway by Scars on Broadway - 5.5/10
Pretty disappointing. Exploding/Reloading, Stoner Hate, Chemicals and Cute Machines are pretty decent tracks. SOAD needs to get together.
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Post by: Silenzio on August 25, 2008, 11:49:35 AM
Sailing the Seas of Cheese by Primus - 8/10
So I bought my first Primus CD and I haven't regretted yet. If I had to pick a favorite track, I'd probably say American Life.

Another good one is Sergeant Baker.

Unfortunately none of Claypool's studio efforts are up to snuff with the Live Show I saw.

If you get a change, I highly recommend checking out the album "The Big Eyeball In The Sky" by Colonel Claypool's Bucket of Bernie Brains, featuring Buckethead, Bernie Worrell of Parliament-Funkadelic, and Bryan "Brain" Mantia, who drummed on all the Primus albums after "Tales from the Punchbowl."
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Post by: moviesceleton on August 25, 2008, 11:59:40 AM
Another good one is Sergeant Baker.

Unfortunately none of Claypool's studio efforts are up to snuff with the Live Show I saw.

If you get a change, I highly recommend checking out the album "The Big Eyeball In The Sky" by Colonel Claypool's Bucket of Bernie Brains, featuring Buckethead, Bernie Worrell of Parliament-Funkadelic, and Bryan "Brain" Mantia, who drummed on all the Primus albums after "Tales from the Punchbowl."
Gotta check it out. Are there any tracks on YouTube?
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Post by: Silenzio on August 25, 2008, 12:03:15 PM
All the youtube videos are just of them jamming.

Here's one of them entertaining some smelly hippies at Bonnaroo:

http://it.youtube.com/watch?v=MEDB4xJsXVo&feature=related
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Post by: Silenzio on August 25, 2008, 12:08:20 PM
Oh, and here's another goodie from the first time these four gentlemen ever played together (it's basically just the full version of what i posted above.)

http://it.youtube.com/watch?v=Ng3ewD5QKQo&NR=1
Title: Re: Rate the Last CD You Listened To
Post by: Kurug3n on August 31, 2008, 10:55:51 AM
Kill Em All 9/10

Master of Puppets 8/10

Im not much of a Metallica fan but Kill Em All sounds way better than Master of Puppets.


Lullabies to Paralyze 9/10

I was watching a rerun of SNL with Queens of the Stone Age playing and Little Sister was the track and I just blindly bought the CD for that track but the whole CD itself is great. Best track is "You Got A Killer Scene There,Man...".
Title: Re: Rate the Last CD You Listened To
Post by: dave jenkins on August 31, 2008, 05:05:03 PM
sigur ros's Med Sud I Eyrum Vid Spilum Endalaust.

Truly amazing: http://www.amazon.com/Med-Sud-Eyrum-Spilum-Endalaust/dp/B001ACY8D2/ref=pd_sim_m_2
Title: Re: Rate the Last CD You Listened To
Post by: Silenzio on August 31, 2008, 08:48:08 PM
Kill Em All 9/10

Master of Puppets 8/10

Im not much of a Metallica fan but Kill Em All sounds way better than Master of Puppets.



If you like Kill 'Em All you should dig some early Megadeth albums like "Peace Sells... But Who's Buying?" or "Killing is My Business... And Business is Good!"

A lot of the songs on Kill 'Em All were written by Megadeth frontman Dave Mustaine, who was kicked out of Metallica less than a week before they recorded that album.  In my opinion, Kill 'Em All sounds more like a Megadeth album than it does later Metallica albums.
Title: Re: Rate the Last CD You Listened To
Post by: Kurug3n on August 31, 2008, 10:04:08 PM

If you like Kill 'Em All you should dig some early Megadeth albums like "Peace Sells... But Who's Buying?" or "Killing is My Business... And Business is Good!"

A lot of the songs on Kill 'Em All were written by Megadeth frontman Dave Mustaine, who was kicked out of Metallica less than a week before they recorded that album.  In my opinion, Kill 'Em All sounds more like a Megadeth album than it does later Metallica albums.

I will defiantly be checking Megadeath then. thanks man.
Title: Re: Rate the Last CD You Listened To
Post by: moviesceleton on September 01, 2008, 02:36:32 AM
In Rainbows by Radiohead - 9/10
All I Need and Reckoner are my favorite tracks.
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Post by: moviesceleton on September 01, 2008, 06:51:41 AM
Vitalogy by Pearl Jam - 9.5/10
Very different from their previous stuff, especially from Ten which is almost like stadium rock. The overall sound is a lot smaller and has influences from both blues and punk. This smaller sound gives the songs more personal and intimate quality. But in certain ways it's also much more aggressive than the two previous albums. I think this is a better album than Vs. but I can't say which is better, this or Ten because they are so different.
Title: Re: Rate the Last CD You Listened To
Post by: moviesceleton on September 01, 2008, 08:05:46 AM
Yield by Pearl Jam - 8/10
My least favorite of the five Pearl Jam albums I've listened to. The three first tracks are very good but after that it's surprisingly bland, with only a few bright spots. The second half of the album is very much "adult rock" (a strange category since being adult has nothing to do with rock music). A couple of times of listening more and I'll probably be ready to drop my rating to 7/10.

I haven't yet listened to No Code, Binaural or Riot Act. Anyone have an opinion on those?
Title: Re: Rate the Last CD You Listened To
Post by: Silenzio on September 01, 2008, 08:06:13 PM
Well, is it "Wang Dang Doodle" or "Wang Wang Doodle"? How can we respect your words when you yourself can't be bothered to proofread them?

Hmmm... reading through this old thread I found this post.  So, I shall respond more than a year late.


The song is titled "Wang Dang Doodle," but in the song itself Howlin' Wolf says "Wang Wang Doodle."


http://it.youtube.com/watch?v=KtoUb5ULcjY


At least it always sounded that way to me.
Title: Re: Rate the Last CD You Listened To
Post by: Poggle on September 21, 2008, 01:23:23 PM
Ozzy Osbourne - Diary of a Madman(original, not the re-recorded crap) - 10/10

You Can't Kill Rock N' Roll, Little Dolls and Diary of a Madman are worth the price alone!

That riff at the end of Diary before the guitar solo is my number one favorite metal moment. The main riff(the one that goes from electric to acoustic) is far beyond addicting to play on guitar, kind of like the Sign of the Southern Cross intro.

I also think Little Dolls is the masterpiece of the album, because the blending of very hard rocking riffage and the melodic Beatles-y side of Ozzy/Rhoads is done to such great effect. I love the way Rhoads is playing brutal riffs behind a very melodic vocal by Ozzy in the chorus.
Title: Re: Rate the Last CD You Listened To
Post by: Silenzio on September 23, 2008, 07:35:11 PM
Lick My Decals Off, Baby  by Captain Beefheart and His Magic Band.


10/10.  What else can be said.  This is one you have to revisit every now and again.

Beefheart is as avant-garde as ever, yet when you get into it the songs are toe-tapping and catchy enough that you could jam to them while you're driving (I could not say the same about some cuts on Trout Mask Replica).

The musicianship of his backing band on this album amazes me.  The percussive duels are incredibly tight considering Beefheart's jagged tempo changes and complete disregard for time signatures.

The instrumental tracks like "Peon" is what I play for my friends when they accuse Captain Beefheart as being a con-artist who threw together random shit and passed it off as art.

That tune speaks in particular for the musicality of the Beef and the Band.

http://it.youtube.com/watch?v=G2WGBqE5m_0
Title: Re: Rate the Last CD You Listened To
Post by: moviesceleton on September 24, 2008, 05:25:12 AM
Death Magnetic by Metallica

Okay, now I think I've listened to it enough for giving it a review. Firstly, it's not St. Anger #2. Secondly, it's not Re-reload. Thirdly, it's not like the old stuff. But there's something from all these phases that the band has gone through. The speed from the older albums is definitely there. I'll go the album through track by track.

#1. That Was Just Your Life
The album starts off strong  and powerful. Especially the intro has some oriental influences but overall it's a traditional thrash metal song. Lyrics naturally don't include any great philosophical ideas but sound fucking cool.

#2. The End Of The Line
The beginning somehow reminds me of the whole MoP album, especially tracks like The Thing That Should Not Be and Disposable Heroes, but soon it turns into more modern direction. RATM crossed my mind more than once during this song. The second main riff is obviously ripped off from somewhere, I just can't figure out where.

#3. Broken, Beat & Scarred 
This could almost be put together of left over riffs from …AJfA recording sessions, except bass is prominently more present. The melody just has newer feel to it.

#4. The Day That Never Comes
I don't know if I really like this song… It feels as if they were trying to make “the epic of this album” of this song and it feels forced. There's almost like two songs in on this track, neither of them is especially great.

#5. All Nightmare Long
Together with That Was Just Your Life this is probably the best song on this album, and I'd bet my ass that this will become one of those songs they playing in every concert (yes, I'm talking about a true Metallica classic here). Right from the start it just has a feeling that the real Metallica is back. Like 98% of great Metallica songs it has a intro that gives you a hard-on. The verse is downright cool in the heavy metal sense of that word. If there is a weak(er) spot in this song, it's the chorus which is maybe a tad too catchy for a gritty song such as this. Did I already mention that this is an amazing song to headbang to?   

#6. Cyanide
I wasn't nuts over this one when I heard it before the album was released but it has grown on me. Actually this might be closest to Kill ‘Em All stuff. I think its biggest problems are in the structure.

#7. The Unforgiven III
Yeah, no joke (or maybe it is…)! The intro is a (not direct) Morricone ripoff, although a fine one. But I'm not sure about the melody. To me it sounds too naïve and simple. But soloing is nice. Overall, not bad but not really good.

#8. The Judas Kiss
This is probably the most progressive (or should I say progressive metal –like) song on the album. Nevertheless, some parts could be from their first album. The lyrics are way cool, very evil  >:D

#9. Suicide & Redemption
Okay, the first instrumental from the band for 20 years… Like on some other tracks of this album, the intro promises more than the rest of the track has to offer. Actually this sounds as if it was intended as a song but they just forgot to add the singing. The same riff is repeated over and over again. At least this is how I felt at first; it has grown on me but I still can see these problems in it (only milder). Here's another riff that sounds like RATM. Weird :D On the other hand this track reminds me of  …AJfA.

#10. My Apocalypse
This is old school. Like all of Metallica’s albums (excluding Load and Reload) Death Magnetic ends with the grittiest song. Sound is dryer than on other tracks, less bass heavy, which reminds of Kill ‘Em All. Hetfield spits his lyrics more viciously than on any other song and the lyrics are very old school Metallica. This album gets the final it deserves.

All in all: there's some old Metallica and there's some new Metallica, there's some old influences and there's some new influences. Two bands that I never associated with Metallica (Iron Maiden and Rage Against the Machine) crossed my mind more than once. Harmonized guitars definitely reminded me of Maiden and some of the groovier riffs of RATM. (Even if you'd hate one or both of those bands, don't be afraid, it's not “Metallica plays Iron Maiden and RATM”). Trujillo’s  involvement has obviously been refreshing. Hetfield’s vocals are not nearly the same as on the first four albums but clearly there's no way going back to that, his voice has changed too much, but I quite like his voice anyway. Hammett’s solos are as fast as before but theres not really a single solo that would be memorable like lets say solos in MoP. Ulrich (luckily) seems to have thrown the “ping pong” snare he had on St. Anger out of the window. At points his playing sounds unimaginative when he just stresses guitar riffs with his snare but other than that I can't think of anything to complain about.

I'm not yet sure how I'd rank it among the other Metallica studio albums. Definitely before Load, Reload and St. Anger, but I don't know about the first five. If they keep on going to this direction on their possible next album, I'm sure we can expect a masterpiece.   
Title: Re: Rate the Last CD You Listened To
Post by: dave jenkins on September 24, 2008, 08:31:43 AM
The instrumental tracks like "Peon" is what I play for my friends when they accuse Captain Beefheart as being a con-artist who threw together random shit and passed it off as art.
Well, what has Don Van Vliet have to do with the instrumental tracks anyway? I respect the guy as a lyricist and as an interesting vocal presence, but his true genius was assembling first-rate musicians around him, in interesting combinations. Of course, he could reject performances he didn't like--and apparently he exercised this option often--but how much of the music did he actually write? Not much is my guess.
Title: Re: Rate the Last CD You Listened To
Post by: Silenzio on September 24, 2008, 05:49:52 PM
Well, what has Don Van Vliet have to do with the instrumental tracks anyway? I respect the guy as a lyricist and as an interesting vocal presence, but his true genius was assembling first-rate musicians around him, in interesting combinations. Of course, he could reject performances he didn't like--and apparently he exercised this option often--but how much of the music did he actually write? Not much is my guess.

This was my initial reaction as well, but all the research I've done shows that the Captain wrote just about every single note that is played on his records, but, since he knew nothing of music theory, he had to rely on other members of the band to transcribe and teach it to everyone else.  (And i'm getting this from interviews with members of the Magic Band, since I've learned to disregard anything that Beefheart says in an interview). 

Also, the album itself credits Captain Beefheart for all the music, but somebody could pretty easily write that off as a product of Don's notorious arrogance.

And although this is purely opinion, it doesn't seem that any part of a tune like "Peon" would be beyond Captain Beefheart's musical ability.  It's essentially a big unison line between the guitar and the piano, with only a little variation between the two parts (although this simplicity does not detract from the song's power, IMO).  The stuff he plays on the harmonica (particularly in this album, but also on Safe as Milk), shows that he had a damn good ear for music, even if he had no formal training.

Granted, there are obvious parts of Beefheart's music that are improvised, like anything he plays on his saxophone, and some of the guitar and trombone fills from the Shiny Beast album come to mind.

Finally, live performances (on Youtube and on record) show that the live versions of the tunes they played are just about identical to what they do in the studio, with the main exception being the improvised sections which seemed to be more rare on the Trout Mask and Decals albums.  So we can conclude that whoever was writing the music, that these guys really had it DOWN.  They really knew the tunes like the back of their hand. 


Here's a vid on youtube of the magic band:

http://it.youtube.com/watch?v=yIlVXzC85TU

Note that at 3:23 the guy asks Don how he teaches the band to play his music. He says that he writes the parts on a piano and records them, and the band figures it out, and it's all very difficult.


This is what I've heard from other sources as well.



EDIT:

Here's an interview from guitar player magazine in which guitarist Zoot Horn Rollo mentions talks about Don spending weeks "writing the songs" (as opposed to 'Writing the lyrics').  The article also mentions that the group "Rarely improvised."  Remember, this interview would only refer to the first era of the Don's backing band, from Safe as Milk to The Spotlight Kid, not counting the later albums like Shiny Beast or Doc at the Radar station which contain more improvisation to my ears.


http://webhome.idirect.com/~boweevil/zootrollo.html
Title: Re: Rate the Last CD You Listened To
Post by: dave jenkins on September 25, 2008, 05:08:06 AM
Thanks, Silenzio, you've given me a lot to chew over. I suppose the Captain should be given the lionshare of the music writing credit after all (publishing credits are unreliable: Fripp always gets a credit on Crimson songs, regardless of his contribution; Lennon-McCartney songs were never true collaborations, etc.). I still suspect, however, that a lot of Van Vliet's songwriting technique consisted of listening to the band audition bits of music which he would then either approve or not, a valid approach. Maybe we should think of him as a composer rather than a songwriter. But we should be careful not to slight the writing contributions of members of the Magic Band/s.
Title: Re: Rate the Last CD You Listened To
Post by: Banjo on September 25, 2008, 10:33:26 AM
ZIGGURAT from Steve Tilston without doubt the best singer/songwriter/guitarist from the UK at the very least!

http://www.steve-tilston.co.uk/music.html

10 out of 10.
Title: Re: Rate the Last CD You Listened To
Post by: Silenzio on September 25, 2008, 09:36:17 PM
Thanks, Silenzio, you've given me a lot to chew over.

You're welcome, professor.

 
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I suppose the Captain should be given the lionshare of the music writing credit after all (publishing credits are unreliable: Fripp always gets a credit on Crimson songs, regardless of his contribution; Lennon-McCartney songs were never true collaborations, etc.).

This is true.  Another example that comes to mind is George Clinton getting writing credits on all Parliament-Funkadelic songs.


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I still suspect, however, that a lot of Van Vliet's songwriting technique consisted of listening to the band audition bits of music which he would then either approve or not, a valid approach. Maybe we should think of him as a composer rather than a songwriter. But we should be careful not to slight the writing contributions of members of the Magic Bands.

Well, I think some of the fun of these obscure artists the lack of information out there.  Nowadays, with most somewhat famous bands you can go online and find out who did what on which albums, all the gear they used, the drummer's shoe size, anything you could think of.

But with the more obscure artists there's still these things left to our speculation and more intensive research.  One thing that comes to mind was my quest to find out what gear John McLaughlin was using on the In A Silent Way album (I wound up having to get a copy of a Jazz Times magazine from 1992 to find out, and it was WORTH IT).

But back on track, if we really want to get the bottom of this, we could try to contact a member of the magic band.

Zoot Horn Rollo has his e-mail up on his website: zhrl@comcast.net
Title: Re: Rate the Last CD You Listened To
Post by: Kurug3n on September 30, 2008, 05:57:16 PM
movieselection, nice review of the new metallica cd. Will be checking it out soon.

Back To The Start Greatest Hits- 8.5/10

Holy Wars....The Punishment Due is the best song

Oracular Spectacular- 7.8/10

...And Justice for All- 9/10

Reign In Blood- 10/10
Title: Re: Rate the Last CD You Listened To
Post by: Silenzio on September 30, 2008, 06:57:13 PM
movieselection, nice review of the new metallica cd. Will be checking it out soon.

Back To The Start Greatest Hits- 8.5/10

Holy Wars....The Punishment Due is the best song

Oracular Spectacular- 7.8/10

...And Justice for All- 9/10

Reign In Blood- 10/10


You're right about Holy Wars but Reign In Blood is faaaaaaaaar too intense for me.
Title: Re: Rate the Last CD You Listened To
Post by: moviesceleton on October 01, 2008, 03:07:00 AM
Reign In Blood- 10/10
+
You're right about Holy Wars but Reign In Blood is faaaaaaaaar too intense for me.
Sounds promising.
Title: Re: Rate the Last CD You Listened To
Post by: Tucumcari Bound on October 02, 2008, 03:28:16 PM

I can't get this song out of my head. It's brilliant!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E2YnDlEMXiU&feature=related
Title: Re: Rate the Last CD You Listened To
Post by: Kurug3n on October 11, 2008, 09:36:55 AM
Over the Years and Through the Woods-Queens of the Stone Age

Awesome live dvd/cd. QOTSA are my favorite band now.
Title: Re: Rate the Last CD You Listened To
Post by: moviesceleton on October 11, 2008, 10:04:56 AM
Over the Years and Through the Woods-Queens of the Stone Age

Awesome live dvd/cd. QOTSA are my favorite band now.
I once tried watching a concert of theirs on TV but I really couldn't get into it. The only song I like is No On Knows. I also like the music video for 3's & 7's.
Title: Re: Rate the Last CD You Listened To
Post by: Kurug3n on October 11, 2008, 10:27:33 AM
I once tried watching a concert of theirs on TV but I really couldn't get into it. The only song I like is No On Knows. I also like the music video for 3's & 7's.

to each his own O0 If anything you should really check out there cd Lullabies to Paralyze. You could stream it for free from here.

http://free.napster.com/ (http://free.napster.com/)
Title: Re: Rate the Last CD You Listened To
Post by: moviesceleton on October 13, 2008, 06:38:55 AM
Tool: Lateralus - 8/10
A friend of mine from whom I borrowed the album warned me that it was a bit dull, songs don't lead anywhere etc. Well, I can certainly see something like that but the album grows on you after a few listenings. Right now I don't think it's as good as the other Tool albums but I'll propably end up buying it eventually. Tracks are much more complex than on the previous two albums, there's only one song that could possibly be played on radio (as it has been). But 78 minutes and 58 seconds is just too long running time for an album. 
Title: Re: Rate the Last CD You Listened To
Post by: dave jenkins on October 13, 2008, 07:35:30 AM
But 78 minutes and 58 seconds is just too long running time for an album. 
78:58 for a single track would be too long, but for an album? It is, after all, called an album for a reason. You can take it up and play a single track, or as many tracks as you desire. Nothing demands that you suffer the thing in its entirety at every sitting. I'm not talking about this album in particular (I know nothing about it), I'm just insisting that the "album" concept need have no time constraints.
Title: Re: Rate the Last CD You Listened To
Post by: moviesceleton on October 13, 2008, 10:00:21 AM
78:58 for a single track would be too long, but for an album? It is, after all, called an album for a reason. You can take it up and play a single track, or as many tracks as you desire. Nothing demands that you suffer the thing in its entirety at every sitting. I'm not talking about this album in particular (I know nothing about it), I'm just insisting that the "album" concept need have no time constraints.
I see your point. I usually listen albums through without skipping songs or anything but that's not definitive. If there's a crappy song, I may skip it, or I may just listen to my favorite tracks. But there are artists to whom an album is the basic unit of music rather than a song. Tool is more or less this kind of a band. They're not saying that you couldn't enjoy the songs separately, but the album is supposed to be more than just the sum of the songs on it. So, to hear the piece of art they meant it to be you have to listen it straight through, and my personal opinion is that that way it's too long.

EDIT: I wrote the original review in a rush, so I'll continue a little bit here. As I've said before, Tool is one of my favorite bands but I can't stop wondering about some of their (= Maynard James Keenan's) lyrics. How can somebody as intelligent as he seems to be believe in that new age nonsense? Like this:
Quote
So crucify the ego, before it's far too late
To leave behind this place so negative and blind and cynical,
And you will come to find that we are all one mind
Capable of all that's imagined and all conceivable.
- Reflection

So, we're all one mind, huh? And the last track of Lateralus, Faaip de Oiad (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=83R54yAB5Cw), is an experimental track consisting of noise and a recording of a 1997 call on Art Bell's radio program Coast to Coast AM where a wacko talks about how the government is not telling the truth of the existence of aliens. I'm not sure whether track is a joke or not, but I find it possible that the band actually believes in that crap :-\ And what's worse, there are fans that believe in everything they say...

But on the other hand Keenan has written some excellent lyrics too, like Vicarious(http://toolshed.down.net/lyrics/10kdayslyrics.php#01), Right in Two (http://toolshed.down.net/lyrics/10kdayslyrics.php#10) and Ænema (http://toolshed.down.net/lyrics/aenimalyrics.php#13) which has its share of stupidity but anyway a great message and nice rhyming.
Title: Re: Rate the Last CD You Listened To
Post by: Silenzio on October 14, 2008, 08:45:18 PM
Tool: Lateralus - 8/10
A friend of mine from whom I borrowed the album warned me that it was a bit dull, songs don't lead anywhere etc. Well, I can certainly see something like that but the album grows on you after a few listenings. Right now I don't think it's as good as the other Tool albums but I'll propably end up buying it eventually. Tracks are much more complex than on the previous two albums, there's only one song that could possibly be played on radio (as it has been). But 78 minutes and 58 seconds is just too long running time for an album. 

Yes, this was described to me as the most "amazing album ever" by my cousin who's a huge fan of Tool and Dream Theater.  Naturally, I disregarded his opinion and have not sought it out.

78:58 for a single track would be too long, but for an album? It is, after all, called an album for a reason. You can take it up and play a single track, or as many tracks as you desire. Nothing demands that you suffer the thing in its entirety at every sitting. I'm not talking about this album in particular (I know nothing about it), I'm just insisting that the "album" concept need have no time constraints.

Well here I will have to, to an extent, disagree.  I will agree that 95% of groups approach an album as a collection of songs, but I can cite many albums I've heard which are much enjoyable when listening to the work as a whole.

I think I first realized this when listening to Miles Davis' "Bitches Brew" album.  I've listened to the title track (which is the second track) many times.  I always found it enjoyable, but a little drawn out and meandering.  However, one day I was actively listening to the whole album (as opposed to putting it on while I do something else).  I sat back and really listened to everything that was going on in the double album, from start to finish.  The song Bitches Brew starts off with a slow, one note, throbbing bass line, which doesn't leave a huge impression when you're listening to the song by itself.

However, when I listened to it after the intense, tight musical odyssey that is Joe Zawinul's "Pharoah's Dance," the first track on the album, this bass line felt exhilarating, filled with tension, and, quite frankly, ingenious.

You may be right that the album should feel no time constraint, but it also seems to me that sometimes songs take on new light in context of how the album has built up to it at that point. 

Think of it this way... Tuco's run around the cemetery is an undeniably good scene.  But, does it have the same power when taken out of context of everything that's built up to it?  It's like taking the song "Flash Light" off of Parliament's beautiful tongue-in-cheek concept album Funkentelechy vs. The Placebo Syndrome.  It was a #1 hit, but it's indescribably better when you've heard what comes up to it.

So, often times artists use the album as the greater unit than the song (think Hot Rats, which the liner notes declare is a "Movie for your Ears"), so I think it's acceptable to complain about the length of an album.  My main complaint with Trout Mask Replica is its length...
Title: Re: Rate the Last CD You Listened To
Post by: moviesceleton on October 15, 2008, 03:18:05 AM
Not to talk about songs that have been split on two or more tracks for what ever reason. If you listen to them separately the first track stops suddenly and the following starts from nowhere. This is very common on Tool albums. For example, on 10,000 Days there's a duo, Wings for Marie parts 1 and 2. They also have preludes that lead to the actual song: Lost Keys/Rosetta Stoned, Intermission/jimmy. Another example of songs split on several tracks is Mushrooms, an eight track entirety on Kingston Wall's debut album. But these, of course, are exceptions.

I think, that to some extent, the 50min mark in music could be considered the same as what the 90min mark is in movies. If you go beyond that, you'd better have a good reason. That is not to say that you couldn't go double beyond that, but it's a rule of thumb. 
Title: Re: Rate the Last CD You Listened To
Post by: Silenzio on October 15, 2008, 02:37:48 PM
I think, that to some extent, the 50min mark in music could be considered the same as what the 90min mark is in movies. If you go beyond that, you'd better have a good reason. That is not to say that you couldn't go double beyond that, but it's a rule of thumb. 

I think it's hard to pinpoint a specific time, since the pacing and contents of the product have a lot to do with how you perceive the length.

For instance, I was getting bored towards the end of Lars and the Real Girl, but GBU seems to fly by every time I watch it.  And the one time I listened to the album "Reign in Blood," it felt like it took a lot more time than albums more than twice as long that i listen to regularly, like Emergency! by the Tony Williams Lifetime.


On a completely unrelated note (but not one that was worthy of its own thread): are there any members on here that you can't help but associate with an old avatar, even though they moved on from it a long time ago... Like, I can't help but think of the red Charles Bronson avatar when someone mentions Dave Jenkins, Moviesceleton is still the black-and-white Leone caricature, and Groggy still reminds me of the avatar with Henry Fonda puffin' on a big ol' cigar.
Title: Re: Rate the Last CD You Listened To
Post by: moviesceleton on October 16, 2008, 01:46:05 AM
I think it's hard to pinpoint a specific time, since the pacing and contents of the product have a lot to do with how you perceive the length.

For instance, I was getting bored towards the end of Lars and the Real Girl, but GBU seems to fly by every time I watch it.  And the one time I listened to the album "Reign in Blood," it felt like it took a lot more time than albums more than twice as long that i listen to regularly, like Emergency! by the Tony Williams Lifetime.
Well, that was part of my point. Some albums and movies are so bad that every minute of them is too much. And then there are albums and movies hours long and yet the don't bore you. But IMO, if there are such "critical" points for albums and movies, they are around 50 min and 90 min. Of course, both of those were originally industry standards, so it could be just a question of being used to something...

On a completely unrelated note (but not one that was worthy of its own thread): are there any members on here that you can't help but associate with an old avatar, even though they moved on from it a long time ago... Like, I can't help but think of the red Charles Bronson avatar when someone mentions Dave Jenkins, Moviesceleton is still the black-and-white Leone caricature, and Groggy still reminds me of the avatar with Henry Fonda puffin' on a big ol' cigar.
Yeah, I do associate certain members with their old avatars. Like FC with the other Coburn pic, Tuco Harmonica with the pic where Claudia wears a yellow shirt and Atlas with the pic of a zombie from Day of the Dead (I think). And didn't Peacemaker have a Bronson avatar at some point?   
Title: Re: Rate the Last CD You Listened To
Post by: Silenzio on October 16, 2008, 02:46:24 PM
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And didn't Peacemaker have a Bronson avatar at some point?  

Yeah, that was one I forgot to mention.

But I've PM-ed and MSN-ed with FC enough to the point where his aura transcends avatar-ism. (Hey, those sound like Tool lyrics).
Title: Re: Rate the Last CD You Listened To
Post by: moviesceleton on October 17, 2008, 12:34:57 AM
Yeah, that was one I forgot to mention.

But I've PM-ed and MSN-ed with FC enough to the point where his aura transcends avatar-ism. (Hey, those sound like Tool lyrics).
;D
Title: Re: Rate the Last CD You Listened To
Post by: Silenzio on October 24, 2008, 08:34:10 PM
Improvisczario by Bernie Worrell -- 8/10.  Great, just great.  The first song sets you up with a soft yet intense percussion reminiscent of Hancock's "Vein Melter."  From then on you get served great amounts of jazzed up funk.  Mike Gordon of Phish plays banjo on the tune "Up In The Hills," which to my surprise was actually just them jamming on Lunchmeataphobia (Think! It Ain't Illegal Yet) from the One Nation Under a Groove album.    Warren Haynes also makes an appearance on a funk-rock tune called Dirty and an instrumental piece called Killer Mosquito.  I usually love Warren, but his playing left me feeling a little cold on here.  Also, the more experimental tracks towards the end of the album lost my interest sometimes.  The rating may go up with repeat listenings.


Floating Point by John McLaughlin -- 9/10.  Wow!  This album has really polarized opinions among jazzbos, with some hating it and some loving it.  I think the people who hate it are mainly people stuck in the past.   On Amazon, people who hated it seemed to not like John's use of synthesizer guitar effects etc.  Baaaah, cry me a river.  Like his mentor Miles, McLaughlin never stays in the same place for too long.  He's a constantly evolving artist, and probably the only Jazzman in history who can live up to Miles in terms of evolution in musicianship.  McLaughlin will never record another album that sounds like Inner Mounting Flame, or even one that sounds like Belo Horizonte, and that is what makes him great.

Anyway, in a shift from rambling to reviewing, the music to be found in here is stellar.  McLaughlin's out-there scalar work and patterns are in top form, and so are all of the musicians on this album.  The percussionists are very, very busy, and very polyrhythmic.  Kind of like a more rocking Shakti, but with a traditional drum kit.   The electric sitar, mandolin, and some kind of eastern slide guitar instrument sound great with McLaughlin's current composing style.  It's east-meets-west with enough raga to satisfy the Shakti-ites, and enough fusiony tunes like Five Peace Band to satisfy Mahavishnu junkies.

Also, Downbeat magazine gave this a 5 out of 5, which is apparently unheard of for modern jazz.
Title: Re: Rate the Last CD You Listened To
Post by: moviesceleton on November 10, 2008, 06:27:30 AM
Vulgar Display of Power by Pantera - 8/10
The first five songs are good, after that there are only two songs (Live in a Hole and By Demons Be Driven) that are of the same quality. But there's only one song I'd call downright bad (or maybe it just doesn't fit this album): Hollow, the last track. The slower and groovier song the better it sounds what comes to this album.
Title: Re: Rate the Last CD You Listened To
Post by: Kurug3n on February 02, 2009, 08:48:48 PM
After having a long stint listing to just only Queens of the Stone Age for the longest time.I bought a couple of Korn cds. I've always heard a song or two by them but never really got into them.Well I got 7 out of there 8 cds and now just a fuckin fan of them.So I'll rate the cds from the greatest to weakest.according to me.

Untouchables > Issues=Take A Look In The Mirror > Korn > Life Is Peachy > See You On The Other Side > Follow The Leader
Title: Re: Rate the Last CD You Listened To
Post by: moviesceleton on February 25, 2009, 10:45:13 AM
Pink Floyd: The Wall - 9.5/10
I can find some bits that I don't like/find boring but overall it's just amazing.

Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds: Murder Ballads - 9/10
What I just said.

Alice in Chains: Alice in Chains
I can't give it a rating yet only after two times of listening but I'd say it's my least favorite of their three full lenght albums. Mainly the problem is that out of twelve songs 3-5 seem like fillers; they just aren't that good. Overall the sound is pretty different from their earlier stuff -- two main differences are numerous layered singing tracks (often literally half a dozen at the same time) and heavy distortion in both guitars and singing voices. The outcome is something slightly in fashion of sludge metal. Nevertheless, I'm very much looking forward to their upcoming release (I have my doubts about the new singer, though).

Radiohead: The Bends - 6.5/10
I had both Kid A and this in my hands at the store and now I think I should have chosen differently. It's not bad but it's not the greatness I'm used to hearing from Radiohead. It's pretty straightforward pop rock (eventhough good at that), especially the first half -- the second half shows some experimentation. There's only one truly great song, Street Spirit (Fade Out)
Title: Re: Rate the Last CD You Listened To
Post by: moviesceleton on April 08, 2009, 10:30:45 AM
Dead Kennedys: Fresh Fruit for Rotting Vegetables - 8.5/10
Usually I don't really like HC punk, like Black Flag etc., but DK always has a great touch of irony and sarcasm, which makes them different from "smash it all" -kind of bands.
Title: Re: Rate the Last CD You Listened To
Post by: dave jenkins on April 08, 2009, 11:04:23 AM
Radiohead: The Bends - 6.5/10
I had both Kid A and this in my hands at the store and now I think I should have chosen differently. It's not bad but it's not the greatness I'm used to hearing from Radiohead. It's pretty straightforward pop rock (eventhough good at that), especially the first half -- the second half shows some experimentation. There's only one truly great song, Street Spirit (Fade Out)
To my way of thinking, Kid A is Radiohead at their best.
Title: Re: Rate the Last CD You Listened To
Post by: noodles_leone on April 13, 2009, 04:29:46 PM
The Clash - London Calling - 8/10

I have to say "8" because it's technically far from being perfect, sounds a little bit like kids thinking they're the Rolling Stones.
However, to me, it's a 10 out of 10.
May be the most stimulating album ever  O0 O0 O0
Title: Re: Rate the Last CD You Listened To
Post by: moviesceleton on May 07, 2009, 03:16:24 AM
The past few months I’ve been enjoying a Finnish prog band, Absoluuttinen nollapiste (“Absolute zero”). Here are my thoughts about seven of their nine full length albums (I only listened to their debut a couple of times many months ago and haven’t heard the latest yet). From earliest to latest:

Muovi antaa periksi – 8/10
Some of my favourite songs are here but the album is really a collection of all the songs they had ready by that time, and as such it not only has some not-so-great songs but also is almost impossible to listen through. Songs are short and unorthodox in their structure and lyrics are absurd, impressionistic and even Dadaistic.

Simpukka-amppeli – 8/10
Very enjoyable throughout. Calmer atmosphere and fewer hard rock riffs. Songs are a bit longer and more structured. Lyrics make more sense and have fewer smartass quips; sentences even make sense and relate to each other. Overall this feels more adult than their earlier efforts and the closing track shows ambition that’s never before been present.

Suljettu – 9/10
Often described as their magnum opus. Moodier atmosphere. This is their first concept album, dealing with a troubled relationship of son and father, culminating in the five-piece song Suvannossa ylpeä ilme. I like practically all of their lyrics (primarily written by Tommi Liimatta) but this album has the best this far.

Olos – 7.5/10
This has a couple of great songs, too, but overall it’s not up to par with any of the three previous ones. Best words I can find to describe it are tired and lazy. Maybe that’s because of the pop sound… But that concerns mainly the first half; the second half all the best songs. The closing track has the biggest sounds this far.

Nimi muutettu – 8/10
On average longer songs than before (only one under four minute song). What can I say? It’s a solid album, the band sounds like themselves.

Seitsemäs sinetti – 8/10
Some great riffs but the songs don’t always come together. Lyrics are easier to understand but at the same time have deeper meanings.

Mahlanjuoksuttaja – 9/10
I guess this could be describes as a concept album. A lot of secret societies, things out of place and feeling of loosing (or giving up) control. As riffbased as Seitsemäs sinetti but with better structured songs. Soundwise this is their best album. 

I can email selected mp3s if anybody's interested.
Title: Re: Rate the Last CD You Listened To
Post by: dave jenkins on May 07, 2009, 05:05:41 AM
The Clash - London Calling - 8/10
I have to say "8" because it's technically far from being perfect, sounds a little bit like kids thinking they're the Rolling Stones.
However, to me, it's a 10 out of 10.
May be the most stimulating album ever  O0 O0 O0
And yet, it's not even their best album.
Title: Re: Rate the Last CD You Listened To
Post by: Kurug3n on June 20, 2009, 12:23:58 PM
Korn:Live & Rare

Piece of shit live album. The tracks sound weak compared to how they actually perform.
Title: Re: Rate the Last CD You Listened To
Post by: Whalestoe on June 20, 2009, 05:48:22 PM
The Beatles - Revolver - 10/10

My favorite of The Beatles records.
Title: Re: Rate the Last CD You Listened To
Post by: moviesceleton on June 21, 2009, 05:43:14 AM
Radiohead: Kid A - 8/10
Definitely needs more listening. Morricone influences are evident.

Kyuss: Kyuss - 7.5/10
Some of the song structures don't make any sense and are actually annoying, but when the train is rolling, it rolls perfect. 

One Day as a Lion: One Day as a Lion - 8/10
I'm not a huge hip hop fan but this I like, maybe because I've always liked de la Rocha's voice and their minimalistic sound totally rocks. I can't really approve de la Rocha's lyrics, though, but that's nothing new.

The White Stripes: Elephant - 8.5/10
I love their sound and style but some of the songs on this record are not really that great.   

Mad Season: Above - 7.5/10
A couple of awesome tracks, a couple of OK tracks and a couple of filler tracks.
Title: Re: Rate the Last CD You Listened To
Post by: Silenzio on June 24, 2009, 07:32:19 PM
Umphrey's McGee -- Mantis  5/10

Pretty cheesy, man, this band can't seem to get it right in the studio.  Their live records and bootlegs are great though.
Title: Re: Rate the Last CD You Listened To
Post by: moviesceleton on April 25, 2010, 10:01:34 AM
Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds: The Boatman's Call - 9/10
Nick Cave showing his tender side. Needs some time to get used to.

Radiohead: Amnesiac - 9/10
Pablo Honey and Hail to the Thief to go.

Zen Cafe: Ua ua - 8/10

Absoluuttinen nollapiste: Musta hiekka - 8/10
Solid work but not many songs that could become AN-classics. Seeing the album consisting of A and B sides helps in approving it.
Title: Re: Rate the Last CD You Listened To
Post by: dave jenkins on April 26, 2010, 07:03:43 AM
I'm enjoying the latest from Germany: Kammerflimmer Kollektief's Wildling (fabulous), and the new Roedelius, Diary of the Unforgotten (very pleasant).
Title: Re: Rate the Last CD You Listened To
Post by: marmota-b on April 27, 2010, 04:42:46 AM
My latest acquisition is Dsida Jenö by the Hungarian band Misztrál, both a CD and a book of poems by Jenö Dsida (Dsida Jenö for Hungarians). I don't understand a word, aside of a few exceptions like "Isten" and "nagy", but it's fantastic. O0 Perhaps not the best as far as albums go (there are some with better "composition" or so), but sure one of the best in terms of individual songs and the band itself.
Title: Re: Rate the Last CD You Listened To
Post by: Silenzio on May 15, 2010, 06:59:09 PM
Hallucinogen - In Dub 8/10   Top track - Gamma Goblins (It's Turtles All the Way Down Mix) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BGcH0YDhwg4)

Shpongle - Are You Shpongled? 9/10 Top Track - Divine Moments of Truth (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8qt2WbfotkU)

Been giving electronic music a chance lately, on account of going to some bass-heavy dubstep "rave" a few weeks ago that I thoroughly enjoyed.  Although, that kind of music, I've found you can really only appreciate on the proper sound system in the proper frame of mind.  But digging a little into the genre a little i've found some stuff i can really get into.  Apparently, the key to electronic music is that they take any genre, and if they make it actually sound good/musical/something-you'd-actually-listen-to-at-home-and-not-at-a-party they throw a "psy" in front of it.  Psydub, psytrance, psybient.... It's nothing i've really looked into before but 'tis expanding my horizons.
Title: Re: Rate the Last CD You Listened To
Post by: PowerRR on July 10, 2013, 10:38:31 AM
Pearl Jam - Ten
10/10. Favorite band of all time, favorite album of all time.

Pearl Jam - Vs.
9.5/10

Pearl Jam - Vitalogy
7.5/10

Pearl Jam - No Code
8.5/10. By far their most underrated album. "Off He Goes" is one of their greatest tracks.

Pearl Jam - Yield
4/10. Three or four great tracks but other than that, the only bad album they've done.

Pearl Jam - Lost Dogs
8/10. A collection of unreleased tracks and B-sides. A couple missteps on the first disc but otherwise an excellent extension of their Ten/Vs/Vitalogy stuff.

Finally seeing them live in October. Been having a marathon.
Title: Re: Rate the Last CD You Listened To
Post by: moviesceleton on July 10, 2013, 12:32:17 PM
Yeah, Yield is pretty much crap.

How do you find their latest stuff: the eponymous album and Backspacer? I had the former in heavy playing when it came out.

I would have hard time choosing my favorite album of theirs but it would be either Ten or Vs.
Title: Re: Rate the Last CD You Listened To
Post by: drinkanddestroy on July 10, 2013, 03:40:26 PM
Lately, I've been listening a lot to the Red River score http://www.amazon.com/Red-River-Film-Music-Classics/dp/B0007ACVJQ/ref=sr_1_3?s=music&ie=UTF8&qid=1373494217&sr=1-3&keywords=red+river by William Stromberg and the Moscow Symphony Choir and Orchestra. No cd has ever been released of Tiomkin's original score for the movie (I don't know if a record was ever released of it, but anyway,) Stromberg recorded a full score, and it is simply magnificent. Amazing.

IMO, the Red River score is one of the two greatest of any AW ever - the other is Rio Bravo, which, of course, re-works some of the music from Red River.

Anyway, this CD is awesome. I bought the physical cd (must have been either on eBay or Amazon), and the album is also available for download on iTunes.
Title: Re: Rate the Last CD You Listened To
Post by: PowerRR on July 10, 2013, 07:51:26 PM
Yeah, Yield is pretty much crap.

How do you find their latest stuff: the eponymous album and Backspacer? I had the former in heavy playing when it came out.

I would have hard time choosing my favorite album of theirs but it would be either Ten or Vs.

I think their self-titled is excellent. Especially the final 3 tracks. I would put Backspacer as their second worst, though still a good album. Mike McReady says that their next album is "much better" than Backspacer (which I'm 99% sure is being officially announced tomorrow judging from the band's Facebook posts and website countdown).

I listened through Binaural again today. If I were to rate all their post-Yield records:

Binaural - 7.5/10 (usually considered their worst...far from it)
Riot Act - 8 or 8.5/10 (No Code level underrated)
Pearl Jam - 8/10
Backspacer - 6.5/10

Their most recent single, Ole, is headache-inducing bad IMO. I hope their new album has nothing like it.
Title: Re: Rate the Last CD You Listened To
Post by: PowerRR on October 07, 2013, 08:17:43 PM
Pearl Jam - Lightning Bolt
8.5/10 (at least). One of their best albums.