• 2008 \\ the music.

    12 Jan 2009, 21:51 by w0bbEL

    2008 \\ the music.

    What a year: School leaving examination, driving license (on second attempt albeit the first was better), first own flat (namely in a rooming house only, but the feeling is the same), first semester at college, a shared stage with A Wilhelm Scream (YES!), first semi-professional output of my band (begot next to nothing in terms of success, money and groupies, but it's a good record of course) and a Converge hoody plus an Isis hoody (YES!!!!). While the former happenings are somewhat ok but not life changing in any sense and of course not relevant for the topic this journal seems to deal with, the latter ones do a better job at hinting at the most important thing the year 2008 had to offer for me personally: music.

    While 2008 surely was no revolutionary year in music history (despite a new Guns N' Roses record), it's my personal highlight in terms of appreciating and also some kind of understanding today's music in all it's variety and aspirations. …
  • My Top 20 of Post-Rock 2008 albums/EP´s

    3 Jan 2009, 01:28 by nunolobao

    Here is my Top 20 of Post-Rock 2008 albums/EP´s and a review of the Top 6. It was difficult to top this because last year was full of amazing albums. Hope you enjoy the post. In my opinion these were the best ones:

    1. God Is An Astronaut - God Is An Astronaut
    Favorite Song: Echoes
    This is the best album of 2008. These guys are awesome and they creat great melodies that transport us to others universes in a journey that goes from the first to the last track. Songs like Shadows, Post Mortem, Echoes, Snowfall,No Return and Zodiac made, in my opinion, their best album. These guys are the Gods of the .


    2. Moving Mountains - Pneuma
    Favorite Song: 8105
    This album is a masterpiece and Moving Mountains are one of the most powerful bands I´ve ever listened. The delicate chords and the creepy/calm vocals culminate in emotional peaks that lead us to the bliss. …