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  • Favourite albums

    27 Nov 2010, 17:44 by florianblaschke

    Meant as an indication of my current taste (not that it has changed a real lot in the past few years, compare my profile on Pandora). These are all albums that I really, honestly enjoy without having to force myself or anything. I tried to limit the list to a single album per artist, but indicated cases where I found it really hard to decide.

    Note that in most cases, I'm not familiar with the artist's entire back catalogue, so I'm probably missing out on a lot of great albums that I'd agree are better than the ones I'm listing here, so I'm far from claiming that those are the artist's best work overall in every case, but I'm confident that every album is a decent representation of the artist's work. Also note that I've left out a few albums that are still too new for me in my opinion to judge whether they belong into a list of all-time favourites. This is part of the reason why this list is slightly biased towards older albums, but not the only reason, as I do find myself preferring the early work of established acts in many cases. …
  • Close to the Edge: September 22, 2009

    22 Sep 2009, 05:48 by Fiofiofiofio

    Tonight I did a little special on Porcupine Tree because of The Incident. Played a few tracks on that album and talked about the show a little bit.

    Porcupine Tree - Drawing the Line
    Emperor - Sworn
    Gentle Giant - Experience
    Caravan - Place Of My Own
    Enslaved - Ground
    Porcupine Tree - The Incident
    King Crimson - Epitaph
    Phideaux - Gift of the Flame
    Jethro Tull - My God
    Porcupine Tree - Time Flies
    Harmonium - Vert
    Genesis - Firth of Fifth
    Mike Oldfield - Part One(from Ommadawn)
    Opeth - Epilogue
  • Opeth's Watershed - Have Opeth Finally Lost What Once Made Them Great?

    10 Jun 2008, 10:50 by narmi

    Well, Opeth's new album Watershed has been out for a while now, about a week, and with my extensive listening tendencies to new albums I think I can make an informed decision on whether their new album is any good.

    First off was I excited about the new album? Well sort of. I wasn't too fussed and just bought it the day it came out because after all it is Opeth, one of my all time favourite bands. I was more excited when Ghost Reveries was released back in 2005 however for a couple of reasons I could not muster the same excitement for Watershed. was it the title? Was I over Opeth? Or was it the extensive line up changes over the past 3 years? The latter was an issue - Peter and Martin were now gone. I was very upset when each of them announced their departure and thought to myself that Opeth will never be the same again, even though at the end of the day Opeth is Mikael Akerfeldt.

    Enough time wasting, is the album any good? No, it is brilliant. …
  • Hobo in Isle 3

    14 Oct 2007, 09:35 by kakalto

    Okay, here's the deal: get your 'top tracks' list, copy them here and make a story out of the names. For variation, you might want to try the rolling 3 or 6 month top tracks :)

    Add a few of the top artists here for some extra hits.
    A Perfect Circle, Black Label Society, Chevelle, The Clash, Katatonia, Opeth, Static-X

    That night, I had a Lovesong to A Stranger stuck in my mind. It was So profound, it seemed almost to foreshadow something. And then I Saw You DrownIn This River. Just in Case you were still alive, I rushed in, The Only one daring enough. Tubular Bells echoed in my mind. The Noose appeared in front of me suddenly, a metaphor of what I was staring in the face of. And I Break. Some say it's a Quiet World, but I think Karma is always out for you. It's like a Welcome Home (Sanitarium), after a long and hard Emotional Drought. After this incident, the doctor prescribed me Vitamin R (Leading Us Along). And that's all I felt, Led along. …
  • I am leaving Last.fm FOREVER. // Opeth.

    5 Aug 2007, 20:14 by CapturedSoul

    Despite my rather dramatic subject title, in reality I’m only leaving for three weeks, on a valiant quest to discover my inner self in Canada.

    I am very much looking forward to seeing Dream Theater (with Into Eternity and Redemption). Hopefully they will play some of their older material. Call me traditional, but Awake is my favourite album by them. Of course, Systematic Chaos will have to be promoted; my guess is that Constant Motion and Dark Eternal Night will be played (either, or both). Additionally, I hope that Into Eternity play a fair few songs from Buried into Oblivion; sadly, seeing as they are only supporting, The Scattering of Ashes songs seem more plausible.

    The Kamelot / Leaves' Eyes show is also going to be… epic (forgive the pun). Although it took me a while to get into, and really cannot compare to Epica and The Black Halo, I actually enjoyed Ghost Opera. Standing alone, it is a brilliant Power metal album, when you compare it to other relatively cheesy Power metal bands of today. …