8 Aug 2012, 22:12 by rob-thompsonAthens, GA's principal (and probably only) progressive post-rock math psychedelic rock group Maserati gather some of their rare tracks onto Passages - a 21 minute release. They’ve taken four of the tracks from their short lived split E.P with Zombi and added a few remixes too, throw in one new tune and you end-up with an eight track record. First up the remixes are fairly lame; kind of sub-standard Depeche Mode B-sides. Do youself a favour skip these and listen to the other five tunes. Cyclic melodies are layered and many-hued but are consistent and structured.
31 Dec 2009, 18:54 by Kieran0411*According to me.
If i've realised one thing this year it's that i'm a little too obsessed with music. Not necessarily a bad thing, but i know it's got to simmer down at some point. This year takes the cake for sure…, as i think this stupidly long list will prove.
Decided not to include a section of albums i didn't like… theres already too many to mention of the good stuff, so what's the point.
In alphabetical order...
THE STANDOUTS (My absolute favourite albums of 2009)http://i495.photobucket.com/albums/rr313/kieran0411/2009/youngcardinals.jpg
Album: Old Crows/Young Cardinals
Alexisonfire are the quintessential hipster emo/screamo scene kid band-of-choice, and as such i have generally avoided them for years. Was given the album and didn't really give it much play, but the heavy rotation of the 'Young Cardinals' single on the radio eventually hooked me and made me listen again, and this is a great album. …
25 Dec 2009, 20:56 by ScarletGardenJust like many other members of last.fm, I have best albums of the year list, too.
1. Pelican - What We All Come To Need
2. toe - For Long Tomorrow
3. Gifts from Enola - From Fathoms
4. Long Distance Calling - Avoid The Light
5. Maserati - Passages
6. Mono - Hymn to the Immortal Wind
7. Russian Circles - Geneva
8. Tristeza - Fate Unfolds
9. The Kilimanjaro Darkjazz Ensemble - Here Be Dragons
10. Maybeshewill - Sing the Word Hope in Four-Part Harmony
11. İlhan Erşahin - İstanbul Sessions feat. Erik Truffaz
12. Porcupine Tree - The Incident
Toe's album is the biggest surprise of the year for me. Mono's album was a little bit disappointment. It's good but not as I expected. The Kilimanjaro Darkjazz Ensemble's album is quite good I think, really impressive.
Merry Christmas :)
14 Dec 2009, 21:47 by warrenwheelThis year, particularly in music, was an odd year for me. The first half of the year was dominated by electronic music, whether it be electro-rock, airy dream-pop tunes, or retro lo-fi synth-pop. I finally attended the Ultra Music Festival after years of wishing that I could go. The festival was a great time and Miami is a fantastic city. The second half of the year involved a major shift to indie rock, freak folk, shoegaze, and post rock. While I still listened to electronic-influenced music, it was mostly combined with indie elements. This shift was likely a result of getting a radio playlist show on Indiespot on Metaphoric (check out my main page for information), which has me consistently looking for brand new alternative and indie tunes and artists. Fun times…but without further ado, here is my 2009 Year in Review.
To make the top albums list somewhat easier for myself, I’m going to split my list into an overall top list and a more electronic-focused list. It seems to be the only way I can manage to figure this out. …
13 Dec 2009, 23:59 by ambulatory