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Postby Xard » Tue Feb 08, 2011 6:32 pm

I've been listening to Syd Barrett's solo material today. It's funny that in general this is vastly better than post-Piper, pre-Meddle Floyd (if we excluve Live Floyd as PF was mainly live band in those days anyway)

Some tracks I dig:

Octopus
Terrapin
Long Gone
Baby Lemonade
Gigolo Aunt
Effervescing Elephant
Dark Globe


Golden Hair is probably my favourite. Joyce-through-Syd is just...haunting and harrowing


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Postby schismatics » Tue Feb 08, 2011 11:41 pm

View Original PostXard wrote:I've been listening to Syd Barrett's solo material today.



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Went on a NIN rampage over the past few days. The Downward Spiral still manages to surprise me from time to time, despite its angsty-ness. Eraser is hands down the best track on the album, but that might just be me loving that freaky ass guitar in the buildup at the beginning.

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Postby EvangelionFan » Wed Feb 09, 2011 1:20 am

View Original Postschismatics wrote:Eraser is hands down the best track on the album, but that might just be me loving that freaky ass guitar in the buildup at the beginning.

It's been a couple of years since I gave the album a listen through but I agree with you, Eraser is, for me, the most memorable track on the album.
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Postby backseatjesus » Wed Feb 09, 2011 2:04 am

The most memorable song from TDS for me is Piggy. That drum solo sounds like someone pushed it down a staircase. Fits wonderfully with the album's theme.

But what I wanted to really say is Captain Beefheart's first album is fucking awesome. It's so different when compared to his other stuff.

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Postby Oz » Wed Feb 09, 2011 7:21 am

I've been listening to the Mongoose Box that contains all classical pieces from Nodame Cantabile (as performed by the "Nodame Orchestra" that was responsible for all the music in the show). Marvellous.
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Postby chee » Wed Feb 09, 2011 11:38 am

Been listening to Salvatore Sciarrino lately. Lohengrin is a demented, marvelous, and beautifully sinister piece.

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Postby EvangelionFan » Wed Feb 09, 2011 5:40 pm

Recently I've been listening to U2's War and The Beatles's Revolver. Both albums are good, but I'm really into the tunes on War at the moment.
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Postby KnightmareX13 » Wed Feb 09, 2011 5:50 pm

View Original PostEvangelionFan wrote:Recently I've been listening to U2's War and The Beatles's Revolver. Both albums are good, but I'm really into the tunes on War at the moment.

War is an awesome album, classic U2.
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Postby GasmaskAvenger » Wed Feb 09, 2011 6:29 pm

View Original Postbackseatjesus wrote:It's not that good, honestly.

I can definitely tell when something is brickwalled and something is not


the Pretty Hate Machine remaster is not as brickwalled as say...Death Magnetic and especially the Malleus Maleficarum remaster (which is a chore to sit through)
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Postby Trajan » Wed Feb 09, 2011 6:38 pm

I've been going through a lot of the grunge stuff on my computer recently (yes, I went through a phase when I was about 14). Based on re-listening I have come to the following conclusions.

Alice in Chains > Soundgarden > Nirvana > Stone Temple Pilots > Pearl Jam
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Postby schismatics » Wed Feb 09, 2011 7:13 pm

View Original PostTrajan wrote: (yes, I went through a phase when I was about 14).


Everyone did. :D

Alice in Chains > Soundgarden > Nirvana > Stone Temple Pilots > Pearl Jam


Really? Interesting...most people love Pearl Jam (I know I dig that Who cover).

Mine grunge list would be more like Melvins > Soundgarden > Alice in Chains > Nirvana > Pearl Jam. Never did get into STP that much.

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Postby Trajan » Wed Feb 09, 2011 8:21 pm

I actually find them really bland now, can't see what I saw in them back then. Alice in Chains and Soundgarden still pass the quality test however.
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Postby oOoOoOo » Wed Feb 09, 2011 8:37 pm

I only listen to Nine Inch Nails when I want to feel like I'm thirteen again. I get in those moods sometimes. ^^; My favourite tracks are probably "The Ruiner" and "Closer" (yes, it's a cliche) and "March of the Pigs". I was a young bright-eyed thing back then, fresh-faced and ready to face the world. With angst.

View Original PostEvangelionFan wrote:U2's War

If you like their more "raw" stuff you might also appreciate some tracks from October (1981) like "With A Shout". But if you're a big fan of War you really need to dig into their live album from that era, Under A Blood Red Sky (and not just because the name is super over the top). The following tracks are from this record.

- "11 O'Clock Tick Tock" (Originally a single from before their debut album.)

- "Gloria" (Originally from "October".)

My favourite U2 disc has got to be Achtung Baby (1991). Everyone knows "Mysterious Ways" and "One", but I really love the aching sounds of "Acrobat", which is an underrated song that nobody's ever heard of. Oh, and I think the title track from "The Unforgettable Fire" (1984) is probably one of the most beautiful things ever. ^^; Fuck, this makes me swoon so hard. I have to touch myself now and sigh about lost love. And, like, linger by the window and blow mist on it and trace hearts and... and...
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Postby NemZ » Wed Feb 09, 2011 9:14 pm

I've been listening to a lot of angsty chic-rock lately for some reason, all up and down the soft-hard spectrum. No idea why. Mostly stuff by:

Birthday Massacre
Garbage
Eurythmics
Evanescence
Lacuna Coil
Nightwish
Poe
Radio Iodine
Sarah McLachlan

Before that I was on a motown/soul kick.
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Postby EvangelionFan » Wed Feb 09, 2011 10:56 pm

View Original PostoOoOoOo wrote:If you like their more "raw" stuff you might also appreciate some tracks from October

I've heard that there are some nice ballads on this one; I'll check this one out eventually as long as it can hold up to Boy.

View Original PostoOoOoOo wrote:My favourite U2 disc has got to be Achtung Baby (1991). Everyone knows "Mysterious Ways" and "One", but I really love the aching sounds of "Acrobat", which is an underrated song that nobody's ever heard of.

Achtung Baby was the second U2 album I invested in after The Joshua Tree. I'm not fond of "Mysterious Ways", however "One" and "Acrobat" are two of my favourites from the band. "Until the End of the World", "Ultraviolet (Light My Way)" and "Love is Blindness" are also good songs.

View Original PostoOoOoOo wrote:Oh, and I think the title track from "The Unforgettable Fire" (1984) is probably one of the most beautiful things ever.

It's the next U2 album I'm likely to get, probably in September.
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Postby schismatics » Wed Feb 09, 2011 11:10 pm

View Original PostoOoOoOo wrote:I only listen to Nine Inch Nails when I want to feel like I'm thirteen again. I get in those moods sometimes. ^^; My favourite tracks are probably "The Ruiner" and "Closer" (yes, it's a cliche) and "March of the Pigs". I was a young bright-eyed thing back then, fresh-faced and ready to face the world. With angst.


:lol: I tried listening to TDS at work (I do various tasks at Panera) and all I managed to get was some of the weirdest looks in the world from some of the high school girls (mainly from songs like Closer, Heresy and I Do No Want This). It was a blast. :D

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Postby AngelNo13Bardiel » Thu Feb 10, 2011 11:59 am

^ Sounds a bit like my own high-school days.

View Original PostTrajan wrote:Alice in Chains > Soundgarden > Nirvana > Stone Temple Pilots > Pearl Jam


Sounds about right, although AiC and Soundgarden run neck-and-neck for me (although Mudhoney should be somewhere in there, if only for Superfuzz Bigmuff).

View Original Postschismatics wrote:Really? Interesting...most people love Pearl Jam (I know I dig that Who cover).


You mean "Love Reign O'er Me"? Yeah, that's a damned good cover.

View Original PostoOoOoOo wrote:My favourite U2 disc has got to be Achtung Baby (1991). Everyone knows "Mysterious Ways" and "One", but I really love the aching sounds of "Acrobat", which is an underrated song that nobody's ever heard of.


Agreed. Not to mention "Love is Blindness", such a beautiful and disquieting song.

Oh, and I think the title track from "The Unforgettable Fire" (1984) is probably one of the most beautiful things ever.


Yeah, especially love that one.
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Postby oOoOoOo » Thu Feb 10, 2011 1:00 pm

View Original PostEvangelionFan wrote:I'm not fond of "Mysterious Ways"

Aww... regardless, I'm posting the video from their 1993 Sydney concert (Zoo TV, also out on DVD) which I think is the best version ever. The lyrics could be about a sexy lady, or about God, or about God as a sexy lady. It almost makes me into a believer again.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zQy4AHstPKE

It gets me all hot and bothered just thinking about it. Bono's vocals are fucking incredible in this. It is also worth noting that the Edge married the belly dancer. :3 Cute!

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View Original PostAngelNo13Bardiel wrote:Not to mention "Love is Blindness", such a beautiful and disquieting song.

A rather emotive version from the same concert (where the band was thinking of breaking up, therefore everyone was kind of sad): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UOJcQ48xLIw
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Postby Eva Yojimbo » Thu Feb 10, 2011 3:09 pm

View Original PostTrajan wrote:Alice in Chains > Soundgarden > Nirvana > Stone Temple Pilots > Pearl Jam
I'm with the first two: AIC > Soundgarden > PJ > STP > Nirvana

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View Original PostNemZ wrote:Evanescence
Lacuna Coil
Nightwish
Sarah McLachlan
I thought I'd love Lacuna Coil but they're basically Korn with an untalented female singer. Evanescence I like better. Amy Lee has an angelic, haunting voice, but her backing band is so bland. I really love their live album and most of The Open Door though. Nightwish are pretty cool, but I find they get repetitive. Sarah McLachlan has a voice to die for and she is utterly bewitching to listen to on my audio system. In a similar vein, I'd recommend Jane Monheit. She's more jazzy to McLachlan's pop, but an even better voice, methinks. Check out her Spring Can Really Hang You Up the Most or Some Other Time.

Also, check out The Gathering. Anneke van Giersbergen blows away Evanescence and Lacuna Coil by herself, but the band is also infinitely better, more unique, and more creative. if_then_else is in my top 10 albums and How to Measure a Planet? is in my top 20.
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Postby Azathoth » Thu Feb 10, 2011 3:27 pm

View Original PostEva Yojimbo wrote:Also, check out The Gathering. Anneke van Giersbergen blows away Evanescence and Lacuna Coil by herself, but the band is also infinitely better, more unique, and more creative.


This. I would also recommend Devin Townsend's Addicted!, on which Anneke does a lot of vocal work - a good introduction to Townsend too, probably his most accessible album.
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