1 Abr 2009, 12:11 de Ollum
25 Ene 2009, 2:57 de woahhh
13 Ene 2009, 20:05 de HausemerHere it is, the new Battle Of The Albums. This time records from 2008 will fight for honor.
The rules of this stage:
32 groups with 8 albums each
you vote for 2 out of 8 in each group
in each group the 2 first proceed to the next phase
when it's undecided who should proceed, there'll be an extra poll
voting until Sunday the 25th January
If you like this one, just join this group.
Have fun with it:
¡Forward, Russia! - Life Processes
Akimbo - Jersey Shoes
Melvins - Nude With Boots
Mr. Oizo - Lambs Anger
H2O - Nothing To Prove
Russian Circles - Station
Fucked Up - The Chemistry Of Modern Life
Deichkind - Arbeit nervt
Anberlin - New Surrender
The Kooks - Konk
Oasis - Dig Out Your Soul
Kings of Leon - Only by the Night
American Music Club - The Golden Age
Death Cab for Cutie - Narrow Stairs
Marianne Faithfull - Easy Come Easy Go
Lambchop - OH (Ohio)
The (International) Noise Conspiracy - The Cross Of My Calling
The Walkmen - You & Me
26 Dic 2008, 12:16 de HausemerHi all,
this will be my third Battle Of The Albums. As it worked well in 2007 i'll stay with the rules from last year. But at first I need you. I'd like to have 256 participating albums, and for that I need your advice. Choose your albums that aren't yet in the list. The records may come from every genre you like, only the release date must be in 2008. If you find some errors in the list, then please give a hint. :)
I appreciate your help.
The Battle Of The Albums 2008 will probably start in the first week of 2009. If you want to see the results of older Battle, just go back in my blog history...
here is my list:
31 Knots - Worried Well
A.Armada - Anam Cara
Able Baker Fox - Voices
AC/DC - Black Ice
2 Sep 2008, 18:43 de andyfestFate by Dr. Dog
Only my second time through but this album is definitely good. It might even end up in my top-5 for the year. I have Dr. Dog's previous album, We All Belong, and just never thought it was that great save for a couple of songs. Fate flows much better and seems more consistent song-by-song. I think I'm going to like it.
16 Feb 2008, 2:00 de PMazHere it is...already more than halfway through February 2008 and I am finally posting my "Best of 2007". Should I bother? Who will read it? The sad thing is...did I really hear a representative selection of albums from 2007 to qualify me to do this? And what about stuff I finally heard in 2007 that actually came out in 2006? One example of that is :Aiming for Your Head. Well, the fact of the matter is, very few (if anyone) hears everything that came out in 2007, even if they stick to one genre. So, I guess I am just as qualified as anyone else. In a nutshell...I don't look for who make this biggest splash in terms of artistic expression. Some folks seem to only put "experimental" stuff on their top album lists. To this day, I don't believe anyone really likes Radiohead's "Kid A". Anyway, here is the list:
1. Never Hear The End Of It - =Sloan
2. Cease to Begin - Band of Horses
3. Time On Earth - Crowded House
5 Ene 2008, 17:00 de aburleson
26 Dic 2007, 5:23 de kashmir91086Welcome to yet another account of the music of the year 2007. Undoubtedly, there are many releases which I did not listen to. If you did not find what you were looking for (as far as an album which I did not recapitulate here), give me another year, and maybe I’ll listen to it. If you are upset with a “rating” which I gave an album, you are free to express your opinion as a comment. If you are happy with a “rating” which I gave an album, you are free to express your opinion as a comment. Any general opinions regarding my list are also welcome as comments. I may respond to your comments. You are not obligated to read the whole journal entry, but it would be impressive if you did. Now here goes.
This is music?
Turisas – The Varangian Way: Listening to this album was roughly an hour of my life I’ll never have back. In The Court Of Jarislief was the only song I thought memorable.
Garbage, refuse…the like:
Editors – The End Has A Start: I can’t remember anything from this LP. That’s a bad sign.
22 Dic 2007, 1:55 de hardluckstoriesI am not a music critic. I actually despise music critics. I don't care about someone else's opinion I just want to know what it sounds like. So here is my tops of 2007 and I will not sit here and write down the worst, because they may be your favorites.
25.Random Spirit Lover
Spencer Krug never ceases to amaze me. I am not a diehard fan like some, but the times I have seen him live, and the times I really sit down with his albums I understand why some are head over heels for him. This album highlights his songwriting, as well as the complete band he has formed. The strange vocals, melting pot of sound and beautiful formation of songs makes this album to me ahead f his other projects.
24. Pick up Sticks
They Shoot Horses, Don't They?
Putting the 'close to Jeff Mangum' label on a band gives me a headache. It seems any time a band puts a sound out there that has any horns, or sporadic take on pop music we have a tendency to jump to conclusions and…
21 Dic 2007, 15:26 de Feldspar8810- The Mix Up
This is a funky instrumental album which could easily have been titled The In Sounds From Way Out Part Deux. This album is a fun, non-stop funk instrumental party which makes you forget that there are no words at all.
9-Wincing the Night Away
Melody and harmony ooze from this album. This album has a British 80’s vibe to it
8-From Beale Street to Oblivion
A total riff bombardment. This album never lets up on the rock. Clutch uses words that seemingly would never fit into any sort of rhyme or rhythm but yet they pull it off nicely.
7-We All Belong
A wonderfully written album. Melody takes a front seat in these perfectly crafted songs which get spiced up with experimentation and enough left turns to keep things interesting.
6-Because of the Times
Dirty, gritty, good ol’ fashioned rock n roll. The guys lack not in confidence and it shows in their songwriting. A refreshing throwback.
5-The Fragile Army