• Catching up on album reviews

    14 Jan 2009, 23:21 by nullitum

    I listened to more new (and new to me) albums in 2008 than I have ever before. It was also a year of the strangest genres I've ever explored. I have lots of new favorites. Here's my thoughts on the last several batches of albums I checked out:

    Oceansize - Everyone Into Position: 7 : Nice progressive soaring rock. Biggest detriment for me is the mushy structure. Rhythms and melody are indeed there, but it's often hard to find the backbone. I'm not against songs being free flowing, but I think Oceansize is a bit too ordinary sounding to pull this off really well. Still, the music is pleasing and pretty memorable.

    Oceansize - Frames: 6 : The lesser of these two. Similar music as before, but they've pushed the structures further into progressive territory and played with some less pleasing melodies. I think they are better as a straightforward rock group and thus this album was pretty forgettable.

    Ken Andrews - Secrets of the Lost Satellite: 6 : Ken Andrews has such a unique…
  • Stolen From Tommayto (06/08/08)

    9 Jun 2008, 06:34 by Hybrid_Demon

    Some of these artists have been rounded up or down one due to my currently puny chart size. Because of that, some artists have been repeated.

    1. How did you get into 29?
    Bloc Party: As horrible as this is, I heard Positive Tension on the OC. I swear, it's great for music.
    Fields: I'm pretty sure I saw them linked as a similar artist on, and then I listened to a few tracks on their Myspace and thought it was great.

    2. What was the first song you ever heard by 22?
    Bend Sinister: Through The Broken City. Fantastic song.

    3. What’s your favorite lyric by 33?
    Cursive: There's no use keeping secrets, everything I hide ends up in lyrics. - Some Red Handed Slight Of Hand
    4. What is your favorite album by 49?
    Auto!Automatic!!: Gee, their only one.

    5. How many albums by 13 do you own?
    The Postal Service Own, as in paid for with real money? None.

    6. What is your favorite song by 50?
    Multiple number 50s (lol chart reset)
    Venetian Snares:Hajnal
  • Once

    25 Feb 2008, 11:42 by neptunemonkey

    Way to go Glen and Mar! This has got to put the Frames on the map as well, just thrilling for all involved. And if you've no clue what I'm on about then homework:

    See the movie Once

    Listen to the Oscar award winning music

    Fall in love. :)

    The Swell Season
    The Frames