Post by blondeambassador on Sept 16, 2009 13:06:05 GMT
I'm still hammering the newest Mew offering, which is brilliant. Same goes for Imogen Heap's Ellipse (doesn't quite fit into the vocal harmonies thing that we've been talking about in the other thread but if you like beautiful music, then check it out.)
Also have decided I really quite like Arctic Monkey's 'Humbug.' I was undecided at first and found it a little underwhelming but actually it's grown on me.
And this week, what I am not listening to...The Resistance. Surprise surprise!
J.K Broadrick's remix of Hym by Isis. There are a couple of good numbers (and a fair few not-so-good) on the remix album of Oceanic, but this one is by far and a way the best. The original version of Hym is brilliant (as are all of Isis' album closers), but the remix is really touching.
Funeral by Arcade Fire. Really great record, better than I remember - I guess the joyless grey drudgery of Neon Bible must've unfairly coloured my opinion of Arcade Fire and kept me away from this little diamond for some time...
I hate it. Just sounds boring and grey and samey to me: none of the songs distinguish themselves from any of the others to my ears, and it doesn't have the same joie de vivre that is bursting out of every corner of Funeral. All IMO, obviously, and I don't like Fight Club as a film, so it's quite possible that I'm also alone against the rest of the world about Neon Bible as well. Which is fine: wouldn't knock anyone who does like the record. But for me that album is almost the very definition of "indie schmindie", and along with Kasabian's Empire it's probably the biggest disappointment of a 2nd album (after an excellent debut) that I own.
Hearhear about Empire (though I think Neon Bible is awesome) - screw the second album thing, I think that it's the biggest example of an album coming nowhere close to the lead-up single. Empire title track was brilliant and then the album itself was so weak. Can't believe their new one got nominated for the Mercury Prize... Also, to actually respond to what I'm listening to, it's all about the twilight soundtrack. Never read/seen the books, and probably never will, but Thom Yorke, Death Cab, Editors, Killers, Band Of Skulls, BRMC all on one soundtrack is pretty cool. Though Yorke, followed close by the editors, is defs the best.
Yeah I have, a few times. There was a they did in Brighton that was AMAZING. I felt like I could have listened to them all day. It was so loud and the sound was great. All the slow buts were so hypnotic, it just felt like the sound was washing all over me, and then the riffs were just insanely crushing.
Thanks to blondeambassador's list of albums of the decade...I've always had a soft spot for electro/electronic stuff (despite my current prog/post/sludge rock-metal leanings) and this is going a way to fill a void in my life I'm currently trying to expand my music collection, delving into more prog metal bands (Riverside, Rosetta etc.) whilst also getting some new, less-obscure stuff. Suggestions on a postcard...
Post by flyingswordfish on Dec 25, 2009 16:24:46 GMT
Rocking out to Twyncyn/Trembling Willows from the 2-Disc version of The Dark Third that I got for Christmas.! Been wanting these bonus tracks for a long time. Never heard the full-on Golden Clothes before.