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nathanfairchild
06-11-2012, 09:11 PM
theklein25, you have a unique taste in music. We want you to review albums that we choose for you. They don't have to be long they just have to be honest. Keep them inline with your review of the latest Smashing Pumpkins album:


This album is just about what I expected.
Weak and very forgettable. Bass player is terrible
It reminds me of Maroon 5 but worse

First album, review the latest from Sigur Rós, Valtari.
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Reviews:
Sigur Rós: Valtari (http://www.coachella.com/forum/showthread.php?58270-theklein25-reviews-albums&p=2513604&viewfull=1#post2513604)
Lou Reed: Metal Machine Music (http://www.coachella.com/forum/showthread.php?58270-theklein25-reviews-albums&p=2513927&viewfull=1#post2513927)
Talking Heads - Remain in Light (http://www.coachella.com/forum/showthread.php?58270-theklein25-reviews-albums&p=2514007&viewfull=1#post2514007)
Orbital - Wonky (http://www.coachella.com/forum/showthread.php?58270-theklein25-reviews-albums&p=2514715&viewfull=1#post2514715)
Kriss Kross - Totally Krossed Out (http://www.coachella.com/forum/showthread.php?58270-theklein25-reviews-albums&p=2515112&viewfull=1#post2515112)
My Morning Jacket - Z (http://www.coachella.com/forum/showthread.php?58270-theklein25-reviews-albums&p=2515358&viewfull=1#post2515358)
Animal Collective - Strawberry Jam (http://www.coachella.com/forum/showthread.php?58270-theklein25-reviews-albums&p=2515715&viewfull=1#post2515715)
Peter Gabriel - Security (http://www.coachella.com/forum/showthread.php?58270-theklein25-reviews-albums&p=2515958&viewfull=1#post2515958)
Scott Walker - The Drifts (http://www.coachella.com/forum/showthread.php?58270-theklein25-reviews-albums&p=2516571&viewfull=1#post2516571)
Metric - Synthetica (http://www.coachella.com/forum/showthread.php?58270-theklein25-reviews-albums&p=2516586&viewfull=1#post2516586)
Japandroids - Celebration Rock (http://www.coachella.com/forum/showthread.php?58270-theklein25-reviews-albums&p=2516598&viewfull=1#post2516598)
Talk Talk - Laughing Stock (http://www.coachella.com/forum/showthread.php?58270-theklein25-reviews-albums&p=2516767&viewfull=1#post2516767)
Linkin Park - Hybrid Theory (http://www.coachella.com/forum/showthread.php?58270-theklein25-reviews-albums&p=2516788&viewfull=1#post2516788)
Tom Waits - Swordfishtrombone (http://www.coachella.com/forum/showthread.php?58270-theklein25-reviews-albums&p=2517038&viewfull=1#post2517038)
Gwar - Scumdogs of the Universe (http://www.coachella.com/forum/showthread.php?58270-theklein25-reviews-albums&p=2517059&viewfull=1#post2517059)
Sunn O))) - Black One (http://www.coachella.com/forum/showthread.php?58270-theklein25-reviews-albums&p=2518413&viewfull=1#post2518413)
Monsieur Gainsbourg - Revisited (http://www.coachella.com/forum/showthread.php?58270-theklein25-reviews-albums&p=2518708&viewfull=1#post2518708)
Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros - Here (http://www.coachella.com/forum/showthread.php?58270-theklein25-reviews-albums&p=2519118&viewfull=1#post2519118)
Killer Mike - R.A.P. Music (http://www.coachella.com/forum/showthread.php?58270-theklein25-reviews-albums&p=2519159&viewfull=1#post2519159)
Death Grips - The Money Store (http://www.coachella.com/forum/showthread.php?58270-theklein25-reviews-albums&p=2520469&viewfull=1#post2520469”]Young Marble Giants - Colossal Youth[/URL]
http://www.coachella.com/forum/showthread.php?58270-theklein25-reviews-albums&p=2537520&viewfull=1#post2537520"]Tim Hecker - Ravedeath, 1972
Radiohead - Amnesiac (http://www.coachella.com/forum/showthread.php?58270-theklein25-reviews-albums&p=2537627&viewfull=1#post2537627)
Trentmřller - The Last Resort (http://www.coachella.com/forum/showthread.php?58270-theklein25-reviews-albums&p=2538191&viewfull=1#post2538191)
Tinariwen - Tassili (http://www.coachella.com/forum/showthread.php?58270-theklein25-reviews-albums&p=2538193&viewfull=1#post2538193)
Joanna Newsom - YS (http://www.coachella.com/forum/showthread.php?58270-theklein25-reviews-albums&p=2538508&viewfull=1#post2538508)
Baroness - Yellow & Green (http://www.coachella.com/forum/showthread.php?58270-theklein25-reviews-albums&p=2538527&viewfull=1#post2538527)
Moderat - Moderat (http://www.coachella.com/forum/showthread.php?58270-theklein25-reviews-albums&p=2538733&viewfull=1#post2538733)
TV On The Radio - Return to Cookie Mountain (http://www.coachella.com/forum/showthread.php?58270-theklein25-reviews-albums&p=2539393&viewfull=1#post2539393)
Wesley Willis - Rock N Roll Will Never Die (http://www.coachella.com/forum/showthread.php?58270-theklein25-reviews-albums&p=2539742&viewfull=1#post2539742)
Dinosaur Jr. - You're Living All Over Me (http://www.coachella.com/forum/showthread.php?58270-theklein25-reviews-albums&p=2539931&viewfull=1#post2539931)
The Stooges - Fun House (http://www.coachella.com/forum/showthread.php?58270-theklein25-reviews-albums&p=2540014&viewfull=1#post2540014)
Last Dinosaurs - In A Million Years (http://www.coachella.com/forum/showthread.php?58270-theklein25-reviews-albums&p=2540037&viewfull=1#post2540037)
Daughtry - Daughtry (http://www.coachella.com/forum/showthread.php?58270-theklein25-reviews-albums&p=2540099&viewfull=1#post2540099)
Bear vs. Hawk - Terrorhawk (http://www.coachella.com/forum/showthread.php?58270-theklein25-reviews-albums&p=2540533&viewfull=1#post2540533)
Prince - Dirty Mind (http://www.coachella.com/forum/showthread.php?58270-theklein25-reviews-albums&p=2540556&viewfull=1#post2540556)
Blur - Parklife (http://www.coachella.com/forum/showthread.php?58270-theklein25-reviews-albums&p=2540601&viewfull=1#post2540601)
WU LYF - Go Tell Fire to the Mountain (http://www.coachella.com/forum/showthread.php?58270-theklein25-reviews-albums&p=2541065&viewfull=1#post2541065)
Townes Van Zandt - Live at the Old Quarter (http://www.coachella.com/forum/showthread.php?58270-theklein25-reviews-albums&p=2541837&viewfull=1#post2541837)
Stars of the Lid - And Their Refinement of the Decline (http://www.coachella.com/forum/showthread.php?58270-theklein25-reviews-albums&p=2541871&viewfull=1#post2541871)
Justice - † (http://www.coachella.com/forum/showthread.php?58270-theklein25-reviews-albums&p=2541884&viewfull=1#post2541884)
Starfucker - Starfucker (http://www.coachella.com/forum/showthread.php?58270-theklein25-reviews-albums&p=2541904&viewfull=1#post2541904)
Nirvana - In Utero (http://www.coachella.com/forum/showthread.php?58270-theklein25-reviews-albums&p=2542083&viewfull=1#post2542083)
Aphex Twin - Come To Daddy (http://www.coachella.com/forum/showthread.php?58270-theklein25-reviews-albums&p=2542469&viewfull=1#post2542469)
Marilyn Manson - Portrait of an American Family (http://www.coachella.com/forum/showthread.php?58270-theklein25-reviews-albums&p=2542507&viewfull=1#post2542507)
X - Los Angeles (http://www.coachella.com/forum/showthread.php?58270-theklein25-reviews-albums&p=2543032&viewfull=1#post2543032)
The Smashing Pumpkins - Siamese Dream (http://www.coachella.com/forum/showthread.php?58270-theklein25-reviews-albums&p=2543081&viewfull=1#post2543081)
The Orb - The Orb's Adventures Beyond The Ultraworld (http://www.coachella.com/forum/showthread.php?58270-theklein25-reviews-albums&p=2544010&viewfull=1#post2544010)
Joe Strummer & the Mescaleros - Streetcore (http://www.coachella.com/forum/showthread.php?58270-theklein25-reviews-albums&p=2544023&viewfull=1#post2544023)
Rolling Stones - Let It Bleed (http://www.coachella.com/forum/showthread.php?58270-theklein25-reviews-albums&p=2544043&viewfull=1#post2544043)
The White Stripes - Elephant (http://www.coachella.com/forum/showthread.php?58270-theklein25-reviews-albums&p=2544257&viewfull=1#post2544257)
New York Dolls - New York Dolls (http://www.coachella.com/forum/showthread.php?58270-theklein25-reviews-albums&p=2544787&viewfull=1#post2544787)
Cog - The New Normal (http://www.coachella.com/forum/showthread.php?58270-theklein25-reviews-albums&p=2545086&viewfull=1#post2545086)
Milli Vanilli - Girl You Know It's True (http://www.coachella.com/forum/showthread.php?58270-theklein25-reviews-albums&p=2545159&viewfull=1#post2545159)
Crazy Frog - Crazy Hits (http://www.coachella.com/forum/showthread.php?58270-theklein25-reviews-albums&p=2545856&viewfull=1#post2545856)
Limp Bizkit - Significant Other (http://www.coachella.com/forum/showthread.php?58270-theklein25-reviews-albums&p=2545915&viewfull=1#post2545915)
Flying Lotus - Los Angeles (http://www.coachella.com/forum/showthread.php?58270-theklein25-reviews-albums&p=2546912&viewfull=1#post2546912)
Midnight Oil - Diesel and Dust (http://www.coachella.com/forum/showthread.php?58270-theklein25-reviews-albums&p=2547382&viewfull=1#post2547382)
Aphex Twin - Richard D. James Album (http://www.coachella.com/forum/showthread.php?58270-theklein25-reviews-albums&p=2548567&viewfull=1#post2548567)
Kevin Drumm - Sheer Hellish Miasma (http://www.coachella.com/forum/showthread.php?58270-theklein25-reviews-albums&p=2548584&viewfull=1#post2548584)
John Wayne - Texas Funeral (http://www.coachella.com/forum/showthread.php?58270-theklein25-reviews-albums&p=2549146&viewfull=1#post2549146)
Devo - Are We Not Men? We Are Devo! (http://www.coachella.com/forum/showthread.php?58270-theklein25-reviews-albums&p=2549186&viewfull=1#post2549186)
The Specials - The Specials (http://www.coachella.com/forum/showthread.php?58270-theklein25-reviews-albums&p=2549312&viewfull=1#post2549312)
Bad Religion - 80-85 (http://www.coachella.com/forum/showthread.php?58270-theklein25-reviews-albums&p=2549877&viewfull=1#post2549877)
Bob Marley and the Wailers - Kaya (http://www.coachella.com/forum/showthread.php?58270-theklein25-reviews-albums&p=2550147&viewfull=1#post2550147)
The Fall of Troy - Doppelganger (http://www.coachella.com/forum/showthread.php?58270-theklein25-reviews-albums&p=2550788&viewfull=1#post2550788)
Outkast - ATLiens (http://www.coachella.com/forum/showthread.php?58270-theklein25-reviews-albums&p=2550909&viewfull=1#post2550909)
Hootie and the Blowfish - Cracked Rear View (http://www.coachella.com/forum/showthread.php?58270-theklein25-reviews-albums&p=2550916&viewfull=1#post2550916)
Michael Bolton - Time, Love & Tenderness (http://www.coachella.com/forum/showthread.php?58270-theklein25-reviews-albums&p=2551197&viewfull=1#post2551197)
Tegan and Sara - So Jealous (http://www.coachella.com/forum/showthread.php?58270-theklein25-reviews-albums&p=2551668&viewfull=1#post2551668)
Michael Jackson - Dangerous (http://www.coachella.com/forum/showthread.php?58270-theklein25-reviews-albums&p=2551682&viewfull=1#post2551682)
Boys Noise - Oi Oi Oi (http://www.coachella.com/forum/showthread.php?58270-theklein25-reviews-albums&p=2551697&viewfull=1#post2551697)
Coldplay - A Rush of Blood to the Head (http://www.coachella.com/forum/showthread.php?58270-theklein25-reviews-albums&p=2552115&viewfull=1#post2552115)
Gorillaz - Plastic Beach (http://www.coachella.com/forum/showthread.php?58270-theklein25-reviews-albums&p=2552166&viewfull=1#post2552166)
Boyz II Men - II (http://www.coachella.com/forum/showthread.php?58270-theklein25-reviews-albums&p=2552816&viewfull=1#post2552816)
Red Hot Chili Peppers - By The Way (http://www.coachella.com/forum/showthread.php?58270-theklein25-reviews-albums&p=2553369&viewfull=1#post2553369)
Slum Village - Fantastic, Vol. 2 (http://www.coachella.com/forum/showthread.php?58270-theklein25-reviews-albums&p=2553492&viewfull=1#post2553492)
Prince - 1999 (http://www.coachella.com/forum/showthread.php?58270-theklein25-reviews-albums&p=2553900&viewfull=1#post2553900)
Daft Punk - Discovery (http://www.coachella.com/forum/showthread.php?58270-theklein25-reviews-albums&p=2553913&viewfull=1#post2553913)
Sea Lions - Everything You Always Wanted To Know About Sea Lions But Were Afraid To Ask (http://www.coachella.com/forum/showthread.php?58270-theklein25-reviews-albums&p=2554292&viewfull=1#post2554292)
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Google Doc (https://docs.google.com/document/d/1jGYae_JHgins5gt8Kgx9hFnmHuRGOxiQKOI_gtik4Bc/edit)

cutterbutter
06-11-2012, 09:12 PM
Yes. Do this. Please.

Gribbz
06-11-2012, 09:14 PM
Support.

TallGuyCM
06-11-2012, 09:15 PM
I gotta defend theklein25 on this one. For the first time that I've seen in his history on this board, he's actually been critical of something, and something mainstream (which he normally seems to eat up) nonetheless.

Gribbz
06-11-2012, 09:17 PM
Oh, I wasn't joking. I genuinely support. I know Cara does too.

guedita
06-11-2012, 09:17 PM
Support, but only if the reviews are in that similar style of
strange poetry

cutterbutter
06-11-2012, 09:18 PM
It doesn't have to do specifically with his opinion of the new smashing pumpkin's album, that's just Nathan's example for how a review could be.




The Sigur Ros album can be listened to in full here: http://open.spotify.com/album/0zNndSTi4Kqg98hzSU6d2x

xuclarockerx
06-11-2012, 09:18 PM
will these be in haikus

TallGuyCM
06-11-2012, 09:21 PM
I vote we give the kid a break, and look in the mirror. The vast majority of the 2012 albums thread (and I'm definitely guilty of this too) are short, unimaginative descriptions of albums like "it's boring and I probably won't listen to it again" or "it's so good and full of energy!"...so when he says an album is "weak and forgettable", it's really a case of the pot calling the kettle black for us to pile up on him.

cutterbutter
06-11-2012, 09:23 PM
But the Japandroids album changed my world.

guedita
06-11-2012, 09:24 PM
Don't make me the person to create the "TallGuyCM RUINS POTENTIAL FUN" thread.

TallGuyCM
06-11-2012, 09:27 PM
hahaha, ok I'm done. :D

theklein25
06-11-2012, 09:33 PM
I'm in. I always like to hear new music

RedHotSgtPeppers
06-11-2012, 09:34 PM
I'm 100% in support of this as well.

Mugwog
06-11-2012, 09:36 PM
Next big thread after this: Bumblee and Baily present lessons in parenting.

cutterbutter
06-11-2012, 09:40 PM
To be fair, I'd like to know theklein's history with the artist of the album he will review. Like, Valtari is a unique place to start with Sigur Ros to the say the least...

TallGuyCM
06-11-2012, 09:40 PM
I'm in. I always like to hear new music

You say that now. But if history has taught us anything, this could be your "Matt at the Movies" that ends with your mom calling Goldenvoice. :rotfl

Gribbz
06-11-2012, 09:42 PM
You say that now. But if history has taught us anything, this could be your "Matt at the Movies" that ends with your mom calling Goldenvoice. :rotfl

Haha, nah. I hope not anyway. Theklein seems harmless.

RotationSlimWang
06-11-2012, 10:55 PM
You say that now. But if history has taught us anything, this could be your "Matt at the Movies" that ends with your mom calling Goldenvoice. :rotfl

Oh my god, shut the fuck up you old, golem-looking motherfucker who never contributes anything worthwhile to this fucking board but can't wait to hop up and try and warn the kid who's about to be hilariously shitty that he might regret this later.

TallGuyCM
06-11-2012, 10:57 PM
:winkiss

theklein25
06-11-2012, 10:59 PM
Valtari by Sigur Rós

Going into Valtari I had no clue what to expect. As the album began I felt like I was on a mountain overseeing an ocean. The music was very relaxing and if they were to be at Coachella then the Outdoor theater would be the spot. My one criticism is that the song Valtari had twinkle twinkle little star or a rip off of it in the background. Overall each song made me feel like I had an alternate life as a wolf, dolphin, etc. There were a lot of different sounds and this music crosses a boundary i am unfamiliar with.

My rating: 7

cutterbutter
06-11-2012, 11:14 PM
Would you listen to Sigur Ros again? Do you have an interest in listening to another of their records? What didn't you like about Valtari?

guedita
06-11-2012, 11:16 PM
And, to give us a brief understanding of the way your scale works, name some albums that are "10s" and at least 1 or 2 that fall below the "4" mark.

bmack86
06-11-2012, 11:21 PM
Wait, why is Chris doing this? Wasn't he always a lovable curmudgeon?

TallGuyCM
06-11-2012, 11:23 PM
Guys, I've had a long day. And am feeling unusually positive and optimistic after the game tonight. :D

Gribbz
06-11-2012, 11:23 PM
Overall each song made me feel like I had an alternate life as a wolf, dolphin, etc.

This is how I feel when I listen to Sigur Ros too.

RotationSlimWang
06-11-2012, 11:23 PM
Unlikable Dicknose would be more accurate.

rasooli
06-11-2012, 11:26 PM
Good review, well done. Im going to now get the album on Spotify.

theklein25
06-11-2012, 11:31 PM
Would you listen to Sigur Ros again? Do you have an interest in listening to another of their records? What didn't you like about Valtari?

Yes I would listen to them again. I would probably start at the beginning, but since their music is brand new to me I have no desire to see them live. I don't dislike Valtari but it is something i could rarely be in the mood for.



And, to give us a brief understanding of the way your scale works, name some albums that are "10s" and at least 1 or 2 that fall below the "4" mark.

Edit: How my scale works: The lead singer's voice is very important if I can't stand the voice then I'm going to dislike everything else. I like music that pumps me up but I also like music that I can just enjoy and follow the lyrics. Drums, guitar, and bass usually just do the job for me. How an album flows is important because it sets up the next song. Anyways I could go on forever but catchiness, energy, passion, and voice are the top things that come to mind

Nevermind
What's the Story Morning Glory
Is This It
and most recently Torches are 10's for me.

And then here are some albums I've heard that get lower than a 4
Hurley by Weezer
Congratulations by MGMT
Mumford and Sons

bmack86
06-11-2012, 11:34 PM
How old are you?

theklein25
06-11-2012, 11:57 PM
Fine classics
Boston - Boston-10
The Doors- The Doors-10

Whoever wants to suggest an album next do it. I'll get to it later today.

buddy
06-11-2012, 11:58 PM
lou reed - metal machine music

IceyHotshot
06-11-2012, 11:58 PM
Do Talking Heads - Remain in Light next

Edit: Ninja'd. And lulz

TallGuyCM
06-11-2012, 11:59 PM
lou reed - metal machine music

hahaha, oh god.

ods..
06-12-2012, 12:05 AM
Do Talking Heads - Remain in Light next

Edit: Ninja'd. And lulz

that's funny i was going to suggest a talking heads album.

i'd second metal machine music.

cutterbutter
06-12-2012, 12:06 AM
Can we keep the system of what just happened? Theklein can say he's ready for another and the first reply afterwards can be the album? If not its just going to be a list of albums in here. Though the talking heads is a good pick, he needs to listen to Lou Reed next. Too good.

IceyHotshot
06-12-2012, 12:06 AM
I like the way you think, ods..

FEELS
06-12-2012, 12:06 AM
and most recently Torches are 10's for me.


how?

theklein25
06-12-2012, 12:12 AM
Solution: If Nathan would like he can update the first page so that I along with everyone else can keep track of what you want me to review. I will do Lou Reed and the Talking Heads' reviews tomorrow.
Passion Pit and Lady Gaga are 2 artists I refuse to review, I think that's it

rasooli
06-12-2012, 12:15 AM
After those could you review Orbital - Wonky

cutterbutter
06-12-2012, 12:17 AM
My pick is My Morning Jacket's Z.

theklein25
06-12-2012, 12:17 AM
how?

the production that went behind that album is pure brilliant. Same guy produced Adele's 21.

Mugwog
06-12-2012, 12:34 AM
Kriss Kross - Totally Krossed Out

rasooli
06-12-2012, 12:39 AM
Kriss Kross - Totally Krossed Out

ftw

ods..
06-12-2012, 12:41 AM
klein can you talk about how you're listening to these albums? (ie headphones, speakers, what kind, etc)

spence
06-12-2012, 03:32 AM
How old are you?

Probably got lost as the last post on the page but I would also like to know the answer to this question

cutterbutter
06-12-2012, 03:41 AM
How old do you think theklein is?

JustSteve
06-12-2012, 03:46 AM
Early 20's?

Spooks
06-12-2012, 05:04 AM
How old are you?

:lool I'll bet any $$$ he's under 25. Probably still in college! Give this kid a break....

ps I would like for him to review: Liars-They Threw Us All In A Trench And Stuck A Monument On Top

Listened to this last night for the first time in a long time. My favorite Liars LP:)

Neighborhood Creep
06-12-2012, 07:11 AM
Can we get this thread stickied?

bmack86
06-12-2012, 08:39 AM
ps I would like for him to review: Liars-They Threw Us All In A Trench And Stuck A Monument On Top

Listened to this last night for the first time in a long time. My favorite Liars LP:)

really? Quite probably my least favorite. It fights with Sisterworld.

bug on your lip
06-12-2012, 09:14 AM
i can't believe i just read "twinkle twinkle little star rip off" in an album review... so awesome

dorkfish
06-12-2012, 10:03 AM
Changing my request to Ween - The Mollusk.

theklein25
06-12-2012, 10:45 AM
http://i128.photobucket.com/albums/p162/jokipper/aaa0002.jpg

Terrible, absolutely terrible. I still think I have that awful ringing in my ears. That album was so bad I had to take a break halfway through. It sounded like a mush of bagpipes, ringings, and shrieks. The album lacks creativity and was definitely a joke. I would not listen to Lou Reed's Metal Machine Music ever again. That was hell

My rating: 0.5

theklein25
06-12-2012, 10:47 AM
klein can you talk about how you're listening to these albums? (ie headphones, speakers, what kind, etc)

Bose speakers

PotVsKtl
06-12-2012, 10:49 AM
Bose speakers
...

SoulDischarge
06-12-2012, 10:57 AM
Please continue to assign an appropriate spirit animal to each album you review. You could do it instead of numbers even.

theklein25
06-12-2012, 11:53 AM
http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i179/candyman92_2006/talking_heads_remain_in_light.jpg

Talking Heads - Remain in Light
Album starts off pretty groovy and the bass kills in each song. I hope they played this record in the clubs for all the kids. Towards the end the songs lose a little bit of their magic. "Listening Wind" wasn't as good as everything else. "Once in a Lifetime" was the only song I knew going into Remain in Light. I learned Talking Heads have some great songs that aren't just the hits. David Byrne sounds great and this album brought me back to a time period I never lived in. Great album.

My rating: 8.5

nathanfairchild
06-12-2012, 11:59 AM
my vote is for Strawberry Jam by Animal Collective.

SoulDischarge
06-12-2012, 12:00 PM
Please assign a spirit animal to Remain In Light.

IceyHotshot
06-12-2012, 12:05 PM
I'm glad you enjoyed the Talking Heads album, dude.

nyarlathotoats
06-12-2012, 12:07 PM
I'm a little surprised that you rated it so high, considering the second half of the album was rather lackluster for you.
And ftr, I feel "Listening Wind" is one of the album's stronger tracks.

theklein25
06-12-2012, 12:09 PM
I didn't really feel an animal inside me just some dance fever. I guess a snake slithering.
So Orbital, Kriss Kross, and then Animal Collective. I'm going to make a google doc. Next review may not happen until tomorrow

SoulDischarge
06-12-2012, 12:19 PM
I didn't really feel an animal inside me just some dance fever. I guess a snake slithering.

If you're not going to take this seriously, just quit now.

theklein25
06-12-2012, 12:29 PM
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1jGYae_JHgins5gt8Kgx9hFnmHuRGOxiQKOI_gtik4Bc/edit

If there's an album that you guys think will be a waste of time let me know.

xuclarockerx
06-12-2012, 12:52 PM
Peter Gabriel - 4/Security

nathanfairchild
06-12-2012, 01:00 PM
also klein, feel free to review some albums not suggested. like i know you'll be getting the new linkin park album, so feel free to review it.

Gribbz
06-12-2012, 01:08 PM
Changing my request

:nono

Boourns
06-12-2012, 01:09 PM
Scott Walker - The Drift

rasooli
06-12-2012, 01:11 PM
Thanks theklein25, looking forward to the Orbital review. It's been the album Ive been listening to the most this past month. I also disagree with Soul Discharge and Nathanfairchild. Your reviews have been good even without animal references and I don't think youre a Linkon Park fan. Keep up the good work!

nathanfairchild
06-12-2012, 01:13 PM
look at his sig dumbass.

Miroir Noir
06-12-2012, 01:14 PM
Talk Talk - Laughing Stock

rasooli
06-12-2012, 01:18 PM
He is obviously going to that show solely for Mutemath.

cutterbutter
06-12-2012, 01:25 PM
My pick is My Morning Jacket's Z.

From the last page before it gets lost. Always makes me happy to put this one on.

nine day brawl
06-12-2012, 01:27 PM
GWAR - Scumdogs of the Universe plz

TomAz
06-12-2012, 01:56 PM
Talking Heads - Remain in Light
Album starts off pretty groovy and the bass kills in each song. I hope they played this record in the clubs for all the kids. Towards the end the songs lose a little bit of their magic. "Listening Wind" wasn't as good as everything else. "Once in a Lifetime" was the only song I knew going into Remain in Light. I learned Talking Heads have some great songs that aren't just the hits. David Byrne sounds great and this album brought me back to a time period I never lived in. Great album.

My rating: 8.5

This is actually very well done.

When you feel up to it, please consider sharing with us your thoughts on Tom Waits' Swordfishtrombones. Thanks.

cutterbutter
06-12-2012, 02:39 PM
http://i128.photobucket.com/albums/p162/jokipper/aaa0002.jpg


As a big VU fan and having been into Reed's solo stuff a good bit I will admit I've never listened to this whole thing at one time. Its history is interesting but thats about it for me. So props for pleasing these folks and listening to easily the most extreme album request in here. Quite outside "the box" for most people. Hopefully it does not turn you off of the rest of Reed's catalog.

bmack86
06-12-2012, 02:47 PM
Hell, Lou Reed claims to never have listened to it in one sitting. But, lets be real here. If you like abrasive music, then you can actually find a lot of beauty in that record.

getbetter
06-12-2012, 03:28 PM
7596
Monsieur Gainsbourg Revisited is my request review album.

theklein25
06-12-2012, 04:34 PM
Rasooli is funny
Ok the list is updated on the doc
At this time I will be taking no more requests
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1jGYae_JHgins5gt8Kgx9hFnmHuRGOxiQKOI_gtik4Bc/edit

thestripe
06-12-2012, 04:54 PM
That Lou Reed review is fucking classic.

GeezrRckr
06-12-2012, 04:55 PM
Love the google doc...this kid ain't fucking around. Probably the most attention he's gotten in his 14 years on Earth.

Okay, here's one for you:

Captain Beefheart and his Magic Band - Trout Mask Replica

Then, Bmack...please suggest a Boredoms album. You are the best person for that task.

TomAz
06-12-2012, 05:01 PM
That Lou Reed review is fucking classic.

Agreed.

GuyInTucson
06-12-2012, 06:22 PM
Potentially the thread of the year.

getbetter
06-12-2012, 06:28 PM
Potentially the thread of the year.

The 2012 threads are definitively beginning to be more interesting.

DRcube
06-12-2012, 06:52 PM
Waka Flocka Flame-Flockaveli

rasooli
06-12-2012, 09:09 PM
I'm VERYexited for the Orbital - Wonky review coming tomorrow!

RotationSlimWang
06-12-2012, 10:14 PM
Holy shit, why must you assholes keep suggesting albums that only a douchebag would have any frame of reference for.

I want to hear his thoughts on more popular stuff that his age might not have exposed him to in album form, I couldn't give a flying fuck what he thinks about Liars (who have never made anything that didn't suck shit) or Animal Collective (who have never made anything that didn't suck shit) or Orbital (who have never made anything that didn't suck shit).

Grandma
06-12-2012, 10:22 PM
theres 2 two types of people who like metal machine music. the half who know its noise and use it to piss off neighbors by pressing your speakers against the wall so it penetrates the insulation as much as acoustics can allow (so they move out) and the half who are who sonically bankrupt fucking morons who listen to it who think its cool when its nothing but an annoying contract dodge and would otherwise listen to toilet reverb if it had lou reeds name on it(if it was first released prior to 1980). he hasn't been amusing since he was a robot and has the complexion of a baseball glove thats been run through john kruks ass.

bmack86
06-12-2012, 10:26 PM
Holy shit, why must you assholes keep suggesting albums that only a douchebag would have any frame of reference for.

I want to hear his thoughts on more popular stuff that his age might not have exposed him to in album form, I couldn't give a flying fuck what he thinks about Liars (who have never made anything that didn't suck shit) or Animal Collective (who have never made anything that didn't suck shit) or Orbital (who have never made anything that didn't suck shit).

Go wait another 10 years for Tool's next boring magnum opus. <3<3<3

Grandma
06-12-2012, 10:27 PM
I request an honest pavorotti review


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kXgbN81zNG8

IceyHotshot
06-12-2012, 11:12 PM
john kruk

:lool

rasooli
06-12-2012, 11:13 PM
He isn't taking anymore requests for the time being because there are 10 reviews on queue.

guedita
06-13-2012, 04:48 AM
Yeah because all of you assholes were so quick to jump at the bit and none of you know how to slowly let this develop into something actually worthwhile.

malcolmjamalawesome
06-13-2012, 04:58 AM
Nobody appreciates the journey any more.

theklein25
06-13-2012, 05:16 AM
http://i294.photobucket.com/albums/mm84/stefanwdeluxe/wonky-orbital-1.jpg

Orbital - Wonky

Wonky is far from being wonky because it actually is a pretty good album. I don't have much a background with edm or Orbital but to me this is some fun music. I feel like I am listening to the score of a video game, but at the same time I want to get down with my bad self. Good beats and the album flows together well. I really like Straight Sun because it gives off sexy vibes, but I think every song could be danced to. Wonky is definitely stronger than most electronic music released today that I have heard ;).

My rating: 8

SoulDischarge
06-13-2012, 05:26 AM
http://i294.photobucket.com/albums/mm84/stefanwdeluxe/wonky-orbital-1.jpg

Orbital - Wonky

Wonky is far from being wonky because it actually is a pretty good album. I don't have much a background with edm or Orbital but to me this is some fun music. I feel like I am listening to the score of a video game, but at the same time I want to get down with my bad self. Good beats and the album flows together well. I really like Straight Sun because it gives off sexy vibes, but I think every song could be danced to. Wonky is definitely stronger than most electronic music released today.

My rating: 8

I don't often listen to EDM, but when I do, it's from a place of authority.

Drinkey McDrinkerstein
06-13-2012, 07:49 AM
I don't often listen to EDM, but when I do, it's from a place of authority.

To be fair, if he doesn't listen to much EDM his only exposure to is is probably things like David Guetta and Swedish House Mafia, so even though it's a hyperbolic statement, I get where he's coming from. Sometimes all someone needs to get into a genre they're uncomfortable with is a few good suggestions, so this thread just might make a fan out of theklein25.

SoulDischarge
06-13-2012, 08:10 AM
A simple bit of re-phrasing would help exponentially. "Wonky is definitely stronger than most high profile commercial EDM I've heard lately." Instead of "I don't really know much about this genre, but this is better than almost all of it."

SoulDischarge
06-13-2012, 08:14 AM
Besides I thought this was a thread about making fun of people. Do we get to have those any more? Or does our collective conscience have to killjoy everything?

guedita
06-13-2012, 08:20 AM
Seriously. This thread is devolving into a bunch of wet blankets defending theklein's inability to articulate.

PotVsKtl
06-13-2012, 08:46 AM
Maybe someone can start an advice column about it. I mean thread. Or board. Maybe an advice board. Advice for your shitty life. It's a comedy wunderland.

guedita
06-13-2012, 08:50 AM
Curated by FatCatTreadmill

Drinkey McDrinkerstein
06-13-2012, 09:33 AM
Besides I thought this was a thread about making fun of people. Do we get to have those any more? Or does our collective conscience have to killjoy everything?

He's much more of a sport than i would have given him credit for.

theklein25
06-13-2012, 09:49 AM
Reading it now the last line sounds hypocritical, but I also wrote it on 4 hours of sleep so fuck it

Neighborhood Creep
06-13-2012, 10:11 AM
theklein25: No longer an EDM rookie

rasooli
06-13-2012, 10:58 AM
Although I would give the album a 10, I thought that was a strong review. The way I see it, Daft Punk is the god of edm, while Orbital is the king of edm.

guedita
06-13-2012, 11:07 AM
Shut the fucking fuck up.

cutterbutter
06-13-2012, 11:10 AM
Wonky < other Orbital releases

Drinkey McDrinkerstein
06-13-2012, 11:23 AM
Wonky < other Orbital releases

I think it's a much stronger, cohesive work than The Altogether

theklein25
06-13-2012, 01:27 PM
http://i778.photobucket.com/albums/yy62/luchildea/1ptfya.jpg

Kriss Kross - Totally Krossed Out
I think the title of this record explains it all because after I was finished with this album I was exhausted. It felt like they said their duo name and record name in each song which became repetitive. However for some young teenagers they were at least somewhat talented and had some catchy beats. I definitely think they are over rated though.

My rating: 4

Neighborhood Creep
06-13-2012, 02:00 PM
I definitely think they are over rated though.



Who said they were good in the first place to make you think they're over rated?

Ray del Mundo
06-13-2012, 02:22 PM
Who said they were good in the first place to make you think they're over rated? This was my question too.

When suggestions are open again, someone should suggest Fever Ray. Or, I guess, Sugar Ray, but that wouldn't be quite as good.

clumsy342
06-13-2012, 02:28 PM
I've ALWAYS said Kriss Kross were way overrated. lol

xuclarockerx
06-13-2012, 02:34 PM
Ein kleiner Mensch stirbt nur zum Schein
wollte ganz alleine sein
das kleine Herz stand still für Stunden
so hat man es für tot befunden
es wird verscharrt in nassem Sand
mit einer Spieluhr in der Hand

guedita
06-13-2012, 02:36 PM
He's not saying that they're overrated, he's saying that they are over (space) rated.

SoulDischarge
06-13-2012, 02:37 PM
Please review Crazy Town - The Gift Of Game. You do not have to assign a spirit animal to this album.

amyzzz
06-13-2012, 02:39 PM
To be fair, Sigur Ros begs to be given a spirit animal. Jacob told me when he first heard them they sounded like the sad lament of a lonely penguin. (sorry if a day late on this)

Ray del Mundo
06-13-2012, 02:59 PM
Please review Crazy Town - The Gift Of Game. You do not have to assign a spirit animal to this album.

But clearly, were he to assign a spirit animal, it'd be a butterfly. Amirite?

SoulDischarge
06-13-2012, 03:05 PM
On first blush, that seems like the right answer. But that's merely what they desire. The spirit of the band itself is an entirely different thing. They're more like a sensual panther who doesn't play by anyone's rules but its own, and has really bitchin' facial piercings.

guedita
06-13-2012, 03:34 PM
I feel like the Spirit Cockroach is vastly underrepresented in the current catalog of contemporary "guitar and drum" music. Theklein, is there a particular album that unleashes your Spirit Cockroach? What is it?

cutterbutter
06-13-2012, 03:49 PM
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/4/48/Papa_Roach_Infest.jpg

nyarlathotoats
06-13-2012, 03:50 PM
Its summer 2000 all over again.

bmack86
06-13-2012, 03:56 PM
On first blush, that seems like the right answer. But that's merely what they desire. The spirit of the band itself is an entirely different thing. They're more like a sensual panther who doesn't play by anyone's rules but its own, and has really bitchin' facial piercings.

And a crippling meth addiction.

theklein25
06-13-2012, 04:54 PM
I feel like the Spirit Cockroach is vastly underrepresented in the current catalog of contemporary "guitar and drum" music. Theklein, is there a particular album that unleashes your Spirit Cockroach? What is it?

http://i223.photobucket.com/albums/dd207/catonsville23/PuddleOfMudd.jpg

bmack86
06-13-2012, 05:14 PM
She fuckin' hates me! LAlalala. I tried so hard but she tore me feelings like I had none and ripped them away.

xuclarockerx
06-13-2012, 05:18 PM
one time i was driving down Sunset Blvd when I saw that Wes Scantlin guy and sang that opening line to him out the window, personal pronouns modified

JustSteve
06-13-2012, 05:36 PM
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/4/48/Papa_Roach_Infest.jpg

I saw papa roach in Dublin, Ireland while on a backpacking trip in 2002. I drank too much Jameson to avoid having memories of the show. Had a great time!

Washed away any negativity by seeing hatebreed at whelan's(what an awesome venue there) on Halloween night.

xuclarockerx
06-13-2012, 05:53 PM
JustSteve should I skip Rise Against/Gaslight Anthem/Hot Water Music to see Hatebreed? They're both playing the same night. k thx

JustSteve
06-13-2012, 06:02 PM
Don't really listen to any of those, so not sure. Really only went to hatebreed because my sis wanted to go and it sounded like a fun thing to do Halloween night.

rasooli
06-13-2012, 07:40 PM
early nomination to Klein25 as boardmember of the year.

TallGuyCM
06-13-2012, 07:46 PM
Sunn O))) - Black One

Do it.

theklein25
06-13-2012, 08:16 PM
http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y275/babalusi/ZCover.jpg

My Morning Jacket - Z
Epic to say the least. I didn't find the vocals all that strong, but the instrumentals and production made up for it. Album definitely has a strong push in the beginning. Gideon is a great track. Then the pace slows down for a couple songs but after Anyways, which was my favorite track, things pick back up and we get a powerful guitar ballad in Lay Low. Finally a big finish with the almighty Dondante. Sites call this album MMJ's Ok Computer. Also, I did feel a spiritual animal in this one, a whale.

My rating: 8.25

Who are the MMJ experts in here?

PlayaDelWes
06-13-2012, 08:30 PM
Really like the precision of the 8.25. Squeezed it right in between Wonky and Remain in Light.

cutterbutter
06-13-2012, 08:43 PM
Z is fucking awesome. I love it more every listen and there have been many of those. Stoked you like them. Their drummer said "Bears are our spirit animal guides. They make sure we're going in the right direction." Owls would also be an acceptable answer.

You should listen to It Still Moves now. It's their best album easily, just not as approachable as Z is so I don't tell people to listen to it first.

sonnyboy11
06-13-2012, 11:55 PM
Did you queue up Peter Gabriel's fourth album (Security) for review as requested earlier? Make sure and pump it up a bit on your speakers since the compression on that one is fairly low.

rasooli
06-14-2012, 12:03 AM
He made a google doc that shows the queued albums.

EDIT: Peter Gabriel is 2nd in line. Review should be coming tomorrow.

cutterbutter
06-14-2012, 12:29 AM
Love the google doc...this kid ain't fucking around. Probably the most attention he's gotten in his 14 years on Earth.


You realize how fucking easy it is to use google docs right? Its probably more effort for nathanfairchild to format the OP.

theklein25
06-14-2012, 10:47 AM
http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y275/babalusi/Animal%20Collective/Folder.jpg

Animal Collective - Strawberry Jam
Interesting album. When I pressed play I got a little concerned because I thought a file of Pac-man opened. Within a few moments everything made sense. As i was listening Strawberry Jam I was impressed how they made all the experimental components gel together. A couple songs were a little overboard, but I liked Cuckoo, Cuckoo best because I liked the binary opposition of the heavy guitar riffs and piano . This album is definetly the tale of a caterpillar who builds a cocoon, gets trapped in it while experiencing a series of emotions, and after struggling to get out; finally comes out as a butterfly and floats away.

My rating: 7.5

Drinkey McDrinkerstein
06-14-2012, 10:50 AM
the binary opposition of the heavy guitar riffs and piano .

Slick.

JustSteve
06-14-2012, 10:58 AM
Awesome how this thread started out as what seemed to be a troll attempt, but has turned out legit.

Ray del Mundo
06-14-2012, 01:03 PM
This album is definetly the tale of a caterpillar who builds a cocoon, gets trapped in it while experiencing a series of emotions, and after struggling to get out; finally comes out as a butterfly and floats away.

My rating: 7.5
My god, I love this so much more than I possible should. I mean, it really is just perfect. In every way. Think I'll go listen to Strawberry Jam . . . with a whole new perspective . . . not only on the album, but on life.

theklein25
06-14-2012, 01:33 PM
Yeah. I took this on as a challenge, and I will give the board what they want, unlike our government lol. Hopefully we get some new music reviews in here soon. Requests will probably reopen tomorrow

nyarlathotoats
06-14-2012, 03:10 PM
Kudos to you & keep it up, theklein!

theklein25
06-14-2012, 04:55 PM
http://i86.photobucket.com/albums/k95/rchamp/uploads/Security_-_Peter_Gabriel.jpg

Peter Gabriel - Security
The album cover is interesting, it clearly was the inspiration behind the formation of the Blue Man Group. I liked his vocals and the first 3 songs were really great. Anyways I dig what Peter Gabriel did in his 4th record but there were some negatives. The production was a little below average; however the drums in the record were executed well. None of the songs really stood out to me. Shock the Monkey is fun but the lyrics are pretty childish. The Family and the Fishing Net was the biggest snoozer.

My rating: 6

rasooli
06-14-2012, 05:05 PM
Awesome how this thread started out as what seemed to be a troll attempt, but has turned out legit.

qft.

theklein25
06-15-2012, 10:31 PM
http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n165/benmcclellan/200px-Scott_Walker_-_The_Drift.jpg

Scott Walker - The Drifts
Without a doubt the most interesting album suggested so far. Credit goes to Boourns. This album left me just thinking wtf. So much suspense which ended up with me scared at times and turning down the volume so I wouldn't jump. Amazing production though, I read up on what went into it. Yeah that was a creepy album. I probably would not listen to it again, plus the Walker's voice sounded like a ghost howling, which kinda bored me, except those times when out of nowhere the music gets really loud and you feel like shit is gonna go down. Though this music is not for me i still recommend to check it out if you're in for a scare

My rating: 5

wmgaretjax
06-15-2012, 10:46 PM
I am crawling around in my hands and knees... smoothing out the prairie... all the dents and the gouges.

TallGuyCM
06-15-2012, 11:06 PM
The mere fact that we got someone with a Blink-182 avatar to listen to The Drift is a crowning achievement for this thread all in its own.

Oh, and:


Sunn O))) - Black One

Do it.

Hit it up, theklein25.

theklein25
06-15-2012, 11:11 PM
Sunn O))) - Black One



added

xuclarockerx
06-15-2012, 11:17 PM
That review of The Drift prompted me to add it to my own queue. I like scary.

theklein25
06-15-2012, 11:19 PM
Klein's choice

http://i1192.photobucket.com/albums/aa335/smartmusicve/metric-synthetica.jpg

Metric - Synthetica
From start to finish the flow of this album is awesome. Youth Without Youth had been out for over a month and the strength of this single gave me high expectations for the rest of the album. Those expectations were met with a great opener in Artificial Nocturne. My favorite track right now is The Wanderlust because I love the pace and what Lou Reed brings. Emily Haines sounds great, guitar and drums are awesome so this album is a win.

My rating: 7.5

theklein25
06-15-2012, 11:20 PM
That review of The Drift prompted me to add it to my own queue. I like scary.

Good. I'm glad that not only am I getting new exposure but it encourages others to participate and hear these albums too

bmack86
06-15-2012, 11:34 PM
theklein, based on your avowed taste so far, I'd like to hear your take on Japandroids - Celebration Rock.

theklein25
06-15-2012, 11:41 PM
I've listened to Celebration Rock 3 times now. Thought about going to their show tonight but I wasn't in the mood and figured I'd have more opportunities in the future. I probably missed out on an awesome show because I live for that energy.

bmack86
06-15-2012, 11:49 PM
You definitely missed out. The show was sold out and the crowd was so energetic up front. They don't encore, which was pretty great, and they just blasted through the set. You'll have another chance, but this level of excitement will be hard to duplicate.

If you've done that, check out something completely different: Hawkwind: Hall of the Mountain Grill.

theklein25
06-15-2012, 11:49 PM
http://i.imgur.com/FGTgc.jpg

Japandroids - Celebration Rock
Forget 5 hour energy because Celebration Rock might be a better alternative on your drive to work, school, wherever. These 2 guys definitely make it work. David Prowse is a beast on the drums and Brian King shreds that guitar. I really like the firework intro because it makes you feel like you're about to begin an awesome journey. It is safe to say that if you like punk/ garage rock then add this amongst your collection because you'll enjoy it. Maybe a little overboard with all the jamming and screaming at times is my one criticism. Overall one of the best releases of 2012 so far.

My rating: 8

swhite423
06-16-2012, 12:17 AM
Glistening Pleasure - Natalie Portman's Shaved Head

TallGuyCM
06-16-2012, 02:16 AM
Klein's choice

Mutiny!

SoulDischarge
06-16-2012, 06:46 AM
You definitely missed out. The show was sold out and the crowd was so energetic up front. They don't encore, which was pretty great, and they just blasted through the set. You'll have another chance, but this level of excitement will be hard to duplicate.

If you've done that, check out something completely different: Hawkwind: Hall of the Mountain Grill.

Fuck that. Space Ritual.

bmack86
06-16-2012, 09:53 AM
Fuck that. Space Ritual.

My favorite of theirs as well, but its hard to recommend an album with a 20+ minute opening track to a newb. Plus, Lemmy.

theklein25
06-16-2012, 02:33 PM
http://i269.photobucket.com/albums/jj76/ultipoop/TalkTalk-LaughingStock.jpg

Talk Talk - Laughing Stock
So many genres put into one album but they made it work. After the Flood is amazing and a powerful song. Just the mood the music puts the listener to in is great. It's hard to describe this record, you guys probably know what I mean.

My rating: 9.5

IceyHotshot
06-16-2012, 02:35 PM
Wow, I'm so glad this thread is exposing you to a lot of music you're liking, klein. Good for you for taking the plunge. Respect.

Boourns
06-16-2012, 02:35 PM
Linkin Park - Hybrid Theory

theklein25
06-16-2012, 02:38 PM
Linkin Park - Hybrid Theory

if you're serious or 2 other people approve then sure lol

cutterbutter
06-16-2012, 02:39 PM
Do it. You want to.

IceyHotshot
06-16-2012, 02:39 PM
Yeah, I want to see it.

rasooli
06-16-2012, 02:50 PM
I also want to see you review it. I guess we'll see your true colors with that review. On a side note, could you add Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros - Here to your list.

theklein25
06-16-2012, 02:58 PM
http://i1070.photobucket.com/albums/u495/yankeestank16/linkin-park-hybrid-theory-front-cover-1705-2.jpg

Linkin Park - Hybrid Theory
Before there was Hybrid Theory well there was the band Hybrid Theory. Soon after they changed their name to what we all know, Linkin Park. Hybrid Theory made its return as the name of Linkin Park's debut record which best exemplifies the genre of this album. A fusion between alternative rock, metal, and rap. Tracks like In the End, Papercut, and Pushing Me Away represent that when combining these elements you can get perfect music. Some of the songs can get a little repetitive and Crawling is overrated but what this album has is 2 great singers, guitar that can shred your face off at times, killer beats and great production. I love the energy given off and yes relationships/friendships that end do suck.

My rating: 9

LickTheLizzard
06-16-2012, 03:13 PM
Thank you for that.

xuclarockerx
06-16-2012, 03:22 PM
great thread

SoulDischarge
06-16-2012, 06:19 PM
Talk Talk: just slightly better than Linkin Park.

bmack86
06-16-2012, 06:57 PM
I've always said that, personally.

SoulDischarge
06-16-2012, 07:05 PM
Give the kid a recommendation for some better fist pumping jams, Bromack.

buddy
06-16-2012, 07:38 PM
Wire - Pink Flag

rasooli
06-16-2012, 07:44 PM
Damn, I was really hoping you weren't a LP fan...

IceyHotshot
06-16-2012, 07:46 PM
rasooli, were you the guy I met at weekend one of Coachella during the group photo, wearing the blue BoC shirt?

rasooli
06-16-2012, 08:21 PM
rasooli, were you the guy I met at weekend one of Coachella during the group photo, wearing the blue BoC shirt?

No, I went weekend two. Ive never met any of the people on these message boards since I signed up back in 2007 (I had a different screen name).

theklein25
06-17-2012, 09:41 AM
http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j178/CrazieCabbie/WaitsTom-Swordfishtrombones.jpg

Tom Waits - Swordfishtrombone
There must be something about his music that I just don't get. His voice is very distracting and does not appeal to me. I also wasn't big on the rhythm and found the music to be flat. Then the bag pipe intro in Town with no Cheer tempted me to stop. The lyrics probably convey powerful meanings. Good music to listen to on a day when you're feeling down. I was bored the whole way through unfortunately.

My rating: 3

ods..
06-17-2012, 09:43 AM
Killer Mike - R.A.P. Music

theklein25
06-17-2012, 11:04 AM
http://i185.photobucket.com/albums/x286/pholdenj/GWAR_Scumdogs_Of_The_Universe.jpg

Gwar - Scumdogs of the Universe
I've never really been a fan of thrash metal. I've known about Gwar but never listened to them because their costumes intimidate me, trying to outdo Kiss it appears. However Gwar's sophomore album was pretty good and most the songs are catchy. The lyrics amuse me because of how gruesome they get. Problem for me is that the guitar rhythms in a lot of the songs sound similar, but at least songs like Sexicutioner make it identifiable because of the distinguishable lyrics. This is a good album to put on if you're in a good mood or looking to murder someone.

My rating: 6.25

bmack86
06-17-2012, 11:45 AM
Either/or.

SoulDischarge
06-17-2012, 12:00 PM
Young Marble Giants - Colossal Youth.

spence
06-17-2012, 01:11 PM
Amon Tobin - Bricolage

xuclarockerx
06-18-2012, 12:52 PM
Thrice - Beggars

rasooli
06-18-2012, 02:08 PM
Looks like this thread is starting to run on fumes.

Mugwog
06-18-2012, 02:31 PM
Sister Nancy - One, Two

I'd really like to see your take on some original dancehall reggae with the first real lead female in the movement.

Still-ill
06-18-2012, 06:50 PM
(I had a different screen name).

So YOU were bloodfart.

theklein25
06-18-2012, 07:15 PM
No time for reviews today, but ill try and do 3 or 4 tomorrow to catch up that list.

rasooli
06-18-2012, 07:36 PM
No, guess again.

theklein25
06-19-2012, 12:11 PM
http://i285.photobucket.com/albums/ll66/tjtull/Sunn-2005-Black1.jpg

Sunn O))) - Black One

Sorry I just don't understand this one. Extremely dark ambient sounds. Would make one depressing funeral. I thought I was caught in a storm. It felt like the same sounds were getting played over and over. I'll need some help understanding how this album was a hit with the critics.

My rating: 1

cutterbutter
06-19-2012, 01:39 PM
I'm sure that's what whoever suggested it was looking to hear from you.

Spooks
06-19-2012, 02:15 PM
Klein,
I was listening to these albums on the subway this morning. Hope you listen to one of them....

1) PJ Harvey-Rid of Me
2) Sonic Youth-Dirty
3) Fugazi-Repeater & 3 songs

rasooli
06-19-2012, 02:59 PM
I'm sure that's what whoever suggested it was looking to hear from you.

qft

caeden
06-19-2012, 03:44 PM
i vote for the miseducation of lauryn hill

Boourns
06-19-2012, 03:51 PM
I nominate Spooks' favorite: Death Grips - The Money Store

theklein25
06-19-2012, 04:17 PM
Klein,
I was listening to these albums on the subway this morning. Hope you listen to one of them....

1) PJ Harvey-Rid of Me
2) Sonic Youth-Dirty
3) Fugazi-Repeater & 3 songs

I like Fugazi. I'll check out more from Sonic Youth. PJ Harvey isn't my thing


i vote for the miseducation of lauryn hill

Seen her. Not a fan

theklein25
06-19-2012, 05:57 PM
http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h177/branimirn/774f70b3.jpg

Monsieur Gainsbourg - Revisited
The first tribute album I've had to review. I saw Franz Ferdinand in the tracklisting and got unexcited, but the irony is that was probably my favorite song. I still don't know anything about Serge Gainsbourg, so I wasn't able to appreciate this album to its full extent. Well anyways Franz Ferdinand was good, Cat Power was cool, Portishead was great. I rated each song individually and took its average to get my rating since I can't go about my usual approach. This was a good suggestion.

My rating: 7.9

getbetter
06-19-2012, 06:06 PM
Monsieur Gainsbourg - Revisited


I feel like I have done a good deed for the day.I really like Micheal Stripes and The Kills tributes in that album.Serg Gainsburg is a really interesting character maybe you should google some biographies and interviews or watch this mediocre movie .HHgMOLtSF7Q
Also this is another song I really like from Gainsburg repertoire.QICYGcDiXKg

ods..
06-19-2012, 06:19 PM
Killer Mike - R.A.P. Music

ahem

lol at sunn 0)))

theklein25
06-19-2012, 06:38 PM
it's on the doc. i think 4th in line:thu

bmack86
06-19-2012, 08:08 PM
PJ Harvey isn't my thing



Seen her. Not a fan

In both instances here, I'd say you should reconsider. First, PJ Harvey is very different from release to release, so if all you've heard was Let England Shake, that's not at all representative of the sound on Rid of Me, which you'll enjoy.

Second, Lauryn Hill now and Lauryn Hill then are two very different prospects.

theklein25
06-19-2012, 08:28 PM
Alright cool, I've only heard a few PJ Harvey songs from the 90s but I'll check out her albums since I know you know your stuff bmack.
As for Lauryn Hill, I'm just not into R & B. On top of that, seeing her perform the same day as RATM was just a turnoff for me

TallGuyCM
06-19-2012, 10:44 PM
lol at sunn 0)))

lol @ the review, too. Black One is one of the least ambient albums I've ever heard, haha.

cutterbutter
06-19-2012, 10:54 PM
I'll second the Rid of Me recommendation for PJ Harvey. That was the first release of hers that really sunk in for me.


And, we must know your thoughts on Linkin Park - Living Things

SoulDischarge
06-20-2012, 06:52 AM
As for Lauryn Hill, I'm just not into R & B.

Going into this with pre-formed prejudices isn't going to get you anywhere. If you're serious about exposing yourself to new sounds, getting as full a spectrum of musical genres as possible is key.

In that spirit, please review Underground Resistance - Interstellar Fugitives. This is not a joke request.

stuporfly
06-20-2012, 07:08 AM
I was listening to these albums on the subway this morning.

Good grief, how fucking long is your commute?

Ray del Mundo
06-20-2012, 07:33 AM
Re-requesting a review of Fever Ray.

7618

Or maybe Silent Shout by the Knife. Really, either would be great.

theklein25
06-20-2012, 11:14 AM
http://i.imgur.com/Ylp7O.jpg

Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros - Here
Favorite song happened to be the last track All Wash Out. Overall I wasn't too impressed and found the album to be simple. It's a very calm and chill album to listen to but easily forgettable.

My rating: 5

theklein25
06-20-2012, 12:05 PM
http://i1147.photobucket.com/albums/o557/robitusson4/killer-mike-rap-music.jpg

Killer Mike - R.A.P. Music
Great pick by ods.. Great collaboration between Killer Mike and El-P because the production that went into this album sounded great. I liked the beats and Killer Mike has some great vocals. The lyrics can get very political, especially in Reagan. "I'm glad Reagan dead" was pretty random. If you're looking for the next big rap album this is probably it. I'm adding this to my top albums of 2012

My rating: 8.25

Drinkey McDrinkerstein
06-20-2012, 12:10 PM
I am very curious as to how within the context of that song the closing line "I leave you with four words: I'm glad Reagan dead" is even remotely random. I think the entire 2nd verse sums up that conclusory statement quite well.

heart cooks brain
06-20-2012, 12:13 PM
regardless of context, it should not be surprising that Reagan's death brightened at least one person's worldview.

SoulDischarge
06-20-2012, 12:47 PM
I think you should choose an album you have trouble relating to but are intrigued by and listen to it at least five times and really try to engage with it. Then try to come up with a review that's maybe 2-3 paragraphs long. You'll be surprised what can happen when you really dig in deep.

rasooli
06-20-2012, 12:55 PM
Soul Discharge: Im not so sure if that is a good idea. His current format is perfect because it allows him to review many albums in a short period of time.

Klein: Thanks for reviewing Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros. Although I must disagree with your assessment of the album, I guess its not for everyone. I'll try to think of a good third album for you to review.

With that said, I'm happy this thread is back on track!

SoulDischarge
06-20-2012, 12:56 PM
Quantity over quality then.

I should revive my album a week thread. Although every time I do I fucking cop out.

Drinkey McDrinkerstein
06-20-2012, 12:59 PM
rasooli is fucking buffoon that has no business giving input toward anything

rasooli
06-20-2012, 01:16 PM
You forgot the "a" between "is" and "fucking"

PlayaDelWes
06-20-2012, 01:20 PM
You forgot the "a" between "fucking" and "bafoon"
fixed

GeezrRckr
06-20-2012, 01:23 PM
Okay, here's one for you:

Captain Beefheart and his Magic Band - Trout Mask Replica
This one wasn't added to the list. I'm sure you will find this one interesting...likely you will even enjoy it.

theklein25
06-20-2012, 01:31 PM
I am very curious as to how within the context of that song the closing line "I leave you with four words: I'm glad Reagan dead" is even remotely random. I think the entire 2nd verse sums up that conclusory statement quite well.

He kinda exaggerates how bad Reagan was and since Reagan died well after he was in office, I just found that "glad he's dead" part random.


I think you should choose an album you have trouble relating to but are intrigued by and listen to it at least five times and really try to engage with it. Then try to come up with a review that's maybe 2-3 paragraphs long. You'll be surprised what can happen when you really dig in deep.

yeah i just don't have that kind of time or commitment to focus on a single album when I have so many other options of stuff to



Klein: Thanks for reviewing Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros. Although I must disagree with your assessment of the album, I guess its not for everyone. I'll try to think of a good third album for you to review.



No problem! Sorry it didn't work out this time

theklein25
06-20-2012, 01:31 PM
This one wasn't added to the list. I'm sure you will find this one interesting...likely you will even enjoy it.

sorry about that I added it to the middle

TallGuyCM
06-20-2012, 10:40 PM
yeah i just don't have that kind of time or commitment to focus on a single album when I have so many other options of stuff to

The amount of perspective shift you'd likely experience by taking SoulDischarge's advice is 100x greater than if you continue on in this thread like you have. Dude knows what he's talking about, you should really consider what he's saying.

rasooli
06-22-2012, 01:45 PM
Come one klein, where are your reviews? My day seems incomplete without them!

SoulDischarge
06-22-2012, 02:35 PM
I believe that.

theklein25
06-22-2012, 03:21 PM
http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r300/nirvanrocker/youngmarblegiants.jpg

Young Marble Giants - Colossal Youth
One of Kurt Cobain's favorite albums and I see why. Album is very relaxing and has a nice rhythm to it. Each song keeps a pretty steady beat, so put this on if you want to just chill. Interesting to see that Young Marble Giants don't have much a discography but whatever breakups happen. I like the way they channel their energy. Pretty good singing voice and bass

My rating: 7

theklein25
06-23-2012, 01:03 PM
http://i981.photobucket.com/albums/ae295/Hipster_Garbage/DEATH-GRIPS-MONEY-STORE-575x575.jpg

Death Grips - The Money Store
This is some of the most poser shit I've ever listen to. The dude can't even rap. Not only that but I can't understand wtf he is saying. Most the beats and music that is in the background is awful as well. Back when I was getting ready for Coachella I previewed some Death Grips and grew immediate dislike towards them.

My rating: 2

LickTheLizzard
06-23-2012, 01:08 PM
:nono

Drinkey McDrinkerstein
06-23-2012, 01:57 PM
Posing as what?

cutterbutter
06-23-2012, 02:42 PM
Posing as someone who can't speak clearly.

ods..
06-23-2012, 02:50 PM
LOL

theklein25
06-23-2012, 11:26 PM
Klein's Choice

http://i1058.photobucket.com/albums/t404/youyouan/LinkinPark-LIVINGTHINGS.jpg

Linkin Park - Living Things
The 5th studio album released by Linkin Park. The album met expectation with the hype Burn It Down brought which I would say is their best single since Breaking the Habit, though New Divide is pretty good as well. Lost in the Echo opens up Living Things, and contains qualities that were heard previously in A Thousand Suns. The difference this time is they were able to put together a song that combines new school and old school thus marking a great start for the listener. Throughout this album you will find elements from each studio album now morphed into this latest edition by Linkin Park. Guitar is no longer a driving force by Linkin Park but instead they are turning to synthesizers, samples, and a lot of studio production. There are some very aggressive tracks that may divide people's opinions on whether these songs are very shitty or good. Castle of Glass can get stuck in your head fairly easily, following that you get some cool songs including one where Shinoda says, " Bang bang little monkey man playing with the big guns ." My Final thoughts are that this is their best studio album since Meteora and the quality of this studio production will be influential to a lot of artists that are of the same genre and possibly some that are not.

My rating: 7.75

xuclarockerx
06-24-2012, 01:29 AM
u didn't like Minutes 2 Midnite?

cutterbutter
06-24-2012, 02:33 AM
Please post the song you find to be best, that is not the single.

Please post the song that exemplified "studio production [that] will be influential to a lot of artists".

Somewhat curious but not enough to download the record. Thanks. First 2 records were awesome in middle school.

Mugwog
06-24-2012, 03:10 AM
Klein - please use your analytical skills on Blink 182's Enema of the State. Specifically, please break down the lyrical poetry of the chorus, "Say it ain't so, I will not go, carry me home. Nuh na nuh na nuh na nuh na nuh nuh. Nuh na nuh na nuh na nuh na nuh nuh."

Bonus: Compare Enema of the State with Take Your Pants Off and Jacket.

edbangme
06-24-2012, 06:53 AM
I'd like to hear what you think of Visions by Grimes!

theklein25
06-24-2012, 09:05 AM
Please post the song you find to be best, that is not the single.
Powerless


Please post the song that exemplified "studio production [that] will be influential to a lot of artists".

Well besides all of it, Roads Untraveled I could see inspiring artists

theklein25
06-24-2012, 09:07 AM
u didn't like Minutes 2 Midnite?

It was a step backwards for them

FEELS
06-24-2012, 10:22 AM
I recommend you do a listen/write-up of The Modern Lovers - The Modern Lovers

theklein25
06-24-2012, 01:32 PM
http://i.imgur.com/N64TQ.png

Amon Tobin - Bricolage
Got to love the electonic jazz combination Amon Tobin puts together in Bricolage. Most these songs are pretty groovy and I can picture myself in a number of places. I get images of being in a coffee shop but also other scenes of being in a cubicle at an office that leads to things spiraling out of control. Creatures is one song that stood out to me and I could see it being background music to a future nightmare I may have. Just lots going on and it kept me interested throughout the whole listen. I believe his music is suppose to make the listener feel like they are in the rainforest. This album is filled with lots of life and very well produced.

My rating: 9

SoulDischarge
06-24-2012, 02:24 PM
A coffee shop and a cubicle! Oh the places you can go in with



IMAGINATION

getbetter
06-24-2012, 02:34 PM
The Kilimanjaro Darkjazz Ensemble - Mutations EP

Highly Refined Pirate
06-24-2012, 04:16 PM
Minus the Bear- Planet of Ice

spence
06-24-2012, 05:45 PM
I'm glad you liked Bricolage Klein

Riggins33
06-24-2012, 05:51 PM
The Doo Doo Birds.

theklein25
06-24-2012, 06:46 PM
I'm glad you liked Bricolage Klein

Yeah I've listened to the latest release before but that's about it. Great album

theklein25
06-24-2012, 06:56 PM
http://i663.photobucket.com/albums/uu358/The405_photo/Beggars-Thrice.jpg

Thrice - Beggars
One of Thrice's softer albums which is I would say is no better than decent. Really I just can't tolerate Thrice because I don't think they're that good. The concept behind this album tried to be a more closer to the heart, slow-paced album but ultimately I found it to be pretty dull.

My rating: 4.5

theklein25
06-24-2012, 07:45 PM
http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d166/butliker123/enemaofthestate.jpg

blink-182 - Enema of the State
From Dumpweed to Anthem there is no slowing down in blink-182's 3rd studio album. With the guidance of Jerry Finn, blink-182 hits a new level of popularity that they probably never imagined. The production in Enema of the State is much better than anything they had put out before, and they show that they have found their sound. Power chords the whole way though but with the drumming by Travis Barker and relatable lyrics for many by DeLonge this album became an anthem across the world. All the Small Things is regarded as the most popular single off the record and is about Delonge's ex-girlfriend. In order to make this song a hit they needed to throw in some Na Na Na Na Na's, so that people across the world could sing along. Enema of the State is as consistent as it gets, there are no curve balls thrown at you. Each song contains at least one memorable lyric that the listener anticipates for. Don't forget the catchy rhythms in, for example, What's My Age Again and Adam's Song. Though Adam's Song is a little depressing and not my favorite hit by them. Dysentery Gary is one of the most relatable songs out there. Mark Hoppus and Tom DeLonge going back and forth keeps the excitement moving. They keep it real.

My rating: 10

theklein25
06-24-2012, 07:57 PM
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a158/audioa02/TOYPAJ.jpg

blink-182 - Take Off Your Pants and Jacket
Take Off Your Pants and Jacket literally starts off where Enema of the State Finished. No seriously they begin with Anthem pt. 2. They carry on the same sound and the excellent transitions from song to song. The Rock Show and First Date are basically the same song but with different lyrics though I doubt people notice. Stay Together for the Kids shows some progression in that they can be serious artists if they wanted to. However, in the end it's just another album with catchy power chords and relatable lyrics once again. Some songs do not sound as inspired unlike the previous record. Shut Up and Please Take Me Home really grab me as a listener because I can relate. The 182 seconds of silence give or take is kinda pointless but oh well. In the end this album nearly matches the greatest of Enema of the Sate and we get some Na Na Na Na's as heard in Online Songs

My rating: 9.5

Riggins33
06-24-2012, 08:03 PM
Blink 182 is a Sum 41 cover band right? I'm not sure , I never really listened to hardcore punk.

theklein25
06-24-2012, 08:05 PM
other way around