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Postby Sachi » Wed Dec 28, 2016 8:14 pm

Apparently not too long after I raved over System of a Down here in this thread, they announced a new album! I'm super excited, as this is their first album in almost twelve years! I'm interested to see which direction their music will take after this long.
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Postby AngelNo13Bardiel » Fri Jan 06, 2017 3:31 pm

F♯ A♯ ∞ by Godspeed You! Black Emperor

Oh. Your. God.

I wish I had known about this album years ago, now it's easily one of my favorite albums when I want something to set a specific mood. No question the best post-rock album I've listened to so far. It's equal parts beautiful and apocalyptic. And that spoken-word part of "The Dead Flag Blues"...holy crow, does that get under my skin. Recommended to anyone with a pulse and an open mind.
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Postby Mr. Tines » Fri Jan 06, 2017 6:03 pm

View Original PostAngelNo13Bardiel wrote:F♯ A♯ ∞ by Godspeed You! Black Emperor
It's been many years since I've listened to that album, probably over a decade. I do remember playing it (and a bunch of other post-rock) on the team jukebox server in ~2003 when there were a few of us in a large office, and my colleagues taking note of what it was.
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Postby Squigsquasher » Fri Jan 06, 2017 11:36 pm

Dunno if OSTs are allowed here, but I've been listening to the Bubblegum Crisis soundtrack pretty much non-stop lately after watching the original anime. I love how each episode got its own complete (short) album of music. Tinsel City Rhapsody is probably my favourite, though I am very fond of the opening song from Revenge Road as well.
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Postby Director Black » Fri Jan 06, 2017 11:47 pm

View Original PostAngelNo13Bardiel wrote:F♯ A♯ ∞ by Godspeed You! Black Emperor


I heard Lift Yr. Skinny Fists a month ago and fell in love with it. I have yet to hear other GY!BE albums though (I have had Piss Crowns are Trebled on repeat for a while though).
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Postby AngelNo13Bardiel » Sat Jan 07, 2017 5:00 am

^ I liked Lift Yr. Skinny Fists, but not as much as F♯ A♯ ∞. Same went for Yanqui U.X.O., 'Allelujah! Don't Bend! Ascend! and Asunder, Sweet and Other Distress: I enjoyed them, but not as much as that first album. Still pretty good, though. Have yet to get around to the Slow Riot for New Zerø Kanada EP so far, but I've heard it's good too.
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Postby jcmoorehead » Sat Jan 07, 2017 5:42 am

I've been into a few bands recently. Yes have finally clicked for me after checking out their Live In Tsongas stuff, I always liked a few tracks of theirs but hearing the songs performed live really added something to them and made me appreciate them more.

I finally gave Emerson, Lake & Palmer a proper go as well. Always appreciated their place in the prog world but could only really listen to Tarkus. Still struggling a bit but I picked up the live 'Welcome My Friends...' album which is really good, aside from having wonderful versionf or Tarkus and Karn Evil 9 on I'm enjoying the other tracks from them too. I doubt they'll ever click like Yes, Genesis or King Crimson for me but I do appreciate them more now.

Finally I picked up the newest Bon Jovi album - This House Is Not For Sale. It's not bad, pretty typical of Bon Jovi from the last few years really. No surprises on there, they haven't put out a These Days/Dry County-esque song as an example but what is on there is decent enough.

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Postby Ray » Sun Mar 19, 2017 4:41 pm

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Postby Director Black » Sun Mar 19, 2017 7:52 pm

Listened to two albums last night: Everything Must Go by Manic Street Preachers and The Devil and God are Raging Inside Me by Brand New.

EMG was definitely a solid album. Great songs, fantastic energy in the lyrics (A fantastic variety of tones and topics) and production, but I'm not as crazy for it as most are. Guess I do prefer the dark, hopeless and satircal feel of The Holy Bible more. I might just give it another shot sometime in the future. My personal favorites were A Design for Life (Duh), Enola/Alone, Australia, and No Surface All Feeling.

The latter, however, was great in every possible. I see that The Devil and God gets classified as emo, and in many ways it is, but I feel just calling it that really ruins the whole brand of the album. At it's core, it's one about the troubles and morbidity of reality, and it does it extremely well.

My personal favorites were Degausser, Limousine, Luca, and the untitled track.

In (Semi) non-album related stuff, I'm currently trying to get get into other types of metal. I'm starting with trying black metal with bands like Darkthrone, Emperor, and The Axis of Perdition, but my reaction ranged from eh to ugh. It's telling that the band that some people classify as black metal that really isn't is Deafheaven.

AngelNo13Baridel wrote:I liked Lift Yr. Skinny Fists, but not as much as F♯ A♯ ∞


Because I forgot this thread exists, I also should mention that I did listen to F♯ A♯ ∞ two weekends ago and in the middle of the night. A lot of people have called the album, and I can see where they'r coming from, but in a way, it's also one of the most beautiful albums I've heard. The opener The Dead Flag Blues presents a bleak corrupt future, but the strings and mentions about being with a loved one hooked me in.

Around that time, I also relistened to Primal Scream's Screamadelica. The firsttime I listened to it, I was half paying attention and mostly did it as background music. Now, listening to it again, I can say that...it's descent.

I definitely didn't hate it, but a lot of the songs didn't stick with me for the most part. There are undoubtly some great songs here - Higher then the Sun (Both the original and dub version), Come Together, and Loaded being standouts - but the it also felt boring at times with the songs ranging from alright psychaedelica (Slip Inside this House and Don't Fight It Feel It) to bland instrumentals/songs (I'm Comin' Down, Damaged, and Inner Flight). I've often half-joked with some people that if my favorite song on an album is the band/album's signiture/most well-known song, then I'm almost definitely not a real fan or fan at all, and seeing as how I absolutely love the way 'Loaded' is put together, this is one of those times where the half-joke isn't a joke at all.

With that being said, I am willing to give Primal Scream a few more chances with other albums.
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