• The Delightful 65 of the 90's! (Best Albums 1990-1999)

    4 Dec 2010, 09:29 by thomas10

    1 Radiohead - OK Computer
    Using the textured soundscapes of The Bends as a launching pad, Radiohead delivered another startlingly accomplished set of modern guitar rock with OK Computer. The anthemic guitar heroics present on Pablo Honey and even The Bends are nowhere to be heard here. Radiohead have stripped away many of the obvious elements of guitar rock, creating music that is subtle and textured yet still has the feeling of rock & roll. Even at its most adventurous -- such as the complex, multi-segmented "Paranoid Android" -- the band is tight, melodic, and muscular, and Thom Yorke's voice effortlessly shifts from a sweet falsetto to vicious snarls. It's a thoroughly astonishing demonstration of musical virtuosity and becomes even more impressive with repeated listens, which reveal subtleties like electronica rhythms, eerie keyboards, odd time signatures, and complex syncopations. …
  • Tom Waits in Dublin

    4 Aug 2008, 13:44 by Ncornflakegirl

    Thu 31 Jul – Tom Waits

    Tom Waits was in Dublin on my birthday and I could attend his gig. After some issues with the tickets, we got them and went: I couldn´t believe it! I was about to attend the Tom Waits´gig! My first one! The tour was named Glitter and Doom and for ir, he designed a tent that it made the gig looked like more a 40´s Vodeville than a XXI century concert. However, the sound couldn´t be better, the band, impressive and Waits, friendly and warm.

    The songs, unlike I´ve thought, they were from all his albums not only from the last one, Orphans. The gig, almost three hours, was mixing faster rhythms with his more weighty blues always keeping the audience on his hands. When he sat down to the piano, almost like a chitchat, Tom starts telling us stories. I´ve always admired him as a musician and an artist, but now after seeing him live, he is a show man indeed. He does know how to tell and he does it perfectly due to his all experience.