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Re: What are you listening to
« Reply #4725 on: October 23, 2017, 04:11:20 PM »
Metallica, Master Of Puppets

The band peaks with the cap to the mightiest trilogy in metal history. Building on every element, Master Of Puppets doesn't so much break new ground, but rather takes all the elements and ideas from the first two albums and perfects them. In many ways it does exactly what Ride The Lightning does, but with a set of nearly spotless tunes. Regarded by the band and fans as the group's best work, it's hard to deny the power of the record. From the start you have the classical acoustic intro into the non-stop skull slammer of "Battery". The title track flows, a long track with a wonderful middle section. Unlike later material the band do a lot in the length to keep things interesting.

To speak of my three favorites, "The Thing That Shouldn't Be" is a really slow heavy track with a deadly stomp. "Welcome Home (Sanitarium)" has the softer verses like "Fade To Black" but to a different effect, lyrically strong as James has always been. He has always been good at putting himself into the body of someone who is suffering, be it addiction with the title track or the horrors of war on possibly the album's best song, "Disposable Heroes". My God, try playing this song on guitar without breaking your wrist, the chug is intense and it's really quite stunning. "Orion" is a kick ass instrumental with lots of action from Cliff. I used to think "Leaper Messiah" was the weak link, but it's a good groove, and "Damage Inc." while not too interesting is one faster closer.

I don't think Master Of Puppets quite lives up to the best moments on Ride The Lightning, "Fade To Black" & "Creeping Death", which I'd say are the band's best songs along with "One". "Creeping Death" might be the best thrash metal song ever tied with Megadeth's "My Last Words". But this album has lived on as the band's masterpiece for good reason, it has quality on every account. It's always a joy to go back to this record. Those guitar tones get right to your skull, James is unbeaten as a metal rhythm guitarist. Sadly you don't hear much of Cliff on the record, given the band's preference for that "drier" sound. Still Master Of Puppets is an all around powerhouse.


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Re: What are you listening to
« Reply #4726 on: October 24, 2017, 01:43:17 PM »
Scatman (ski-ba-bop-ba-dop-bop) Official Video HD -Scatman John

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Re: What are you listening to
« Reply #4727 on: October 24, 2017, 09:46:02 PM »


Kojima Mayumi.

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Re: What are you listening to
« Reply #4728 on: October 25, 2017, 02:34:25 PM »
We Are Number One but we are miserable - Paramore vs. Robbie Rotten (Mashup)

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Re: What are you listening to
« Reply #4729 on: October 26, 2017, 01:10:25 PM »

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Re: What are you listening to
« Reply #4730 on: October 26, 2017, 04:51:58 PM »
Walter Wanderley, Rain Forest

Brazil's #1 organist, according to the album cover. Rain Forest is a nice relaxing Bossa Nova album led by a neat organ. It has the jazzy elements like the drums and piano, and goes along nicely with good performances and vivid images. It's a really easy listen with good sounds, Wanderley's playing is often hard and quick, he demonstrates a good technique. The tone of an organ is interesting, it reminds me of Napoleon Dynamite right away, giving it a slightly campy enjoyable quality. Good stuff!


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VGNwXq6vPoI

Los Planetas, Una Semana en el Motor de un Autobús

Spain based 90's Alt Rock. Driven by great sounding guitars and other cool bits of instrumentation, it's a pretty decent album. Spacey! I swear anything delivered softer in Spanish sounds so nice and relaxing, the singing is mostly on that side with some louder choruses. A lot of spacey noise running through the whole thing. Most of it is slower, longer songs. It doesn't rock a lot of the time, but it sounds good. The ending is this long sort of space march take-off, a really nice finale. It's actually quite melancholic overall, decent album.

 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vFZjSr_JC4w

Laika & The Cosmonauts, Absurdistan

90's Suomi surf rock! This is some awesome crazy stuff. Wild, creative and madly fun guitar driven adventures. A great sounding record with lots of action on all instruments, it's adventurous and very interesting. Every song doing something different, it's more then a simple surf. Cool album!


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3lAr_b0CXWk
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Re: What are you listening to
« Reply #4731 on: October 26, 2017, 09:48:16 PM »
Those are some nice deep cuts. I may have listened to the Rain Forest or may have just planned to listen to it once. I'll have to check that surf one. It seems ultra cool.

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Re: What are you listening to
« Reply #4733 on: October 27, 2017, 04:26:17 PM »
Yes, I figured I would explore Spotify deeper. After all, it's a shame to only focus on Eng, J & K world stuff when there is so much. Absurdistan was really fantastic yes! 

Miles Davis, Sketches Of Spain

Latest record purchase, Columbia records always always always have the greatest pressings, with the absolutely finest quality of vinyl one can behold. Sketches Of Spain is unlike much of Miles albums, with composition by Gil Evans it flows like a soundtrack. A finely composed work with great stereo space, filled with a lot of instruments. Generally the album is quiet, with some very loud moments in tracks like "Concierto de Aranjuez (Adagio)" which goes on for 16 minutes. Miles' legendary trumpet can be picked out from anywhere, you know who it is the second he plays. The album pays on that classic Spanish scale, to great effect. It's a very cool record.

 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fz7-617UaYc

Strachy Na Lachy, s/t

2000's Polish reggae styled rock. The vocals and melodies are very much upfront to a sort of reggae flow, with those guitars and percussion sounds. Lots of accordions also, and other elements. Polish is not a pretty language, and the words come across as harsh, without knowing I would've assumed it was German. Something so upfront like this isn't so enjoyable, but it varies with some decent tunes here and there. It was far too long for me, with many songs going on and on. Though there where interesting bits musically I didn't find it very good.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Imogkkz5Yjo

Gloria Estefan, Mi Tierra

Spanish language music rooted in Cuban sound. It's a nice album, Gloria's singing is fantastic and naturally the language is lovely. The instrumentation is very pleasant also, and gives it a great tone with all the flute action and percussion. Few things in this world are better then the jazz flute. Stylistically it's fantastic with some different sounds all over. A pretty good listen.

 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l6LjNOYvhMk

Fantasia, s/t

70's Suomi prog rock. With spacey guitars and fantasy keyboards, a good amount of the album is instrumental. It has some cool passages here and there, and solid bass playing. But overall there is not too much of interest here. and it's over really soon to. I did like the acoustic playing in the last song.

 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tiSzyduQhbE

Umberto Tozzi, È nell'aria...ti amo

70's Italian pop. Oh my God, where have I heard "Ti Amo" before? Perhaps from my grandma because as soon as I heard the intro I recognized it. Really a fantastic tune, great melodies and sounds. The rest of the album is pretty solid also, it's well made stuff with catchy melodies. "Signora America" is another good one. There are some later Beatles effects going on in some of these songs. I like the more uptempo songs, but in general the album is a good listen.

 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rxumzh4igKk

I didn't find so many interesting albums in today's search...I do intend to listen to full albums from anything I find, instead of simply going with the playlists. It's the best way to do things.

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Re: What are you listening to
« Reply #4734 on: October 28, 2017, 04:39:41 PM »
Eero Koivistoinen Music Society, Wahoo!

70's Suomi jazz. This is some kicking stuff, the drums have a great stomp over the mad sax and guitars, much of it seeming to be improv as the instruments clash around each other. There are some finer moments like the intro of "Suite 19" with the ever mighty jazz flute, and other droning sounds. "Bells" is a nice piece with a rising and falling dynamic, flute led. Pretty cool album, no one ever expects Finns to groove.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mI5y9kl9gWQ

Djavan, A Voz, o Violão, a Música 

70's Brazil...folk? Pop? Something. A very nice album, breezy sounds, great singing and melodies. It has great flow, with jazzy elements and nice composition. Easy on the ears. A lot of the vocal deliveries are fast, but so smooth. A good variety on the album, every song is pleasant.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3naKLwZ2rMA

Francoise Hardy, Comment Te Dire Adieu?

60's French Pop. It almost makes me like the French language, which I was none too thrilled about in the 8 or so years I had to learn it, sure didn't retain much. This is a nice album, with a lot of good tunes! Francoise's sort of deeper vocals are great, especially with some of the softer sounds. She does French versions of songs recorded by Joan Baez, Margaret Whiting and others with a few written by herself. It all fits in nicely, a solid album overall!

 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ma5BOoSpB4E

Ruki Vverh!, *Insert Cyrillic* (Translates to "Do Not Be Afraid, I Am With You!")

2001 Russian Techno. Hell ya, I love this sound. It's the sound of my age, the sound you hear in arcade racing games. That four on the floor electro disco stomp with those keyboards, hard bass, and upbeat vocal performances. It's not so one note however. The third song has romantic guitars with those electro drums bursting through and moving the sound along rather well. Some songs are better then others, but in general it's a fairly enjoyable album with good stylings. In one say guy just goes "hoo-li-gun, hoo-li hoo-li hoo-li-gun", didn't care for that one. There's a really cringe moment where a DJ and a girl talk after banging and she goes "let's put on Britney Spears!" and he goes "WHAT!??! Britney? No". The song is called "NO POP" while the next track has "Pop Mix" in the title. Too long overall.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uPrCNh51dQo

Finding a lot of cool stuff, quite like the Djavan and Francoise Hardy albums! But man, finding Ti Amo was like whoa yesterday. It feels so familiar, I almost want to shed tears when I hear it, I'm not even sure why.
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« Reply #4735 on: October 28, 2017, 08:18:01 PM »
My friend's bass teacher played on a couple Djavan albums. Most stuff I've heard from him is cool but a bit corny imo, but I should check out that album. It's much earlier than the ones I've heard. 68-80 is the golden age of MPB. Or a golden age. The political situation put a dampener on a lot of great artists.
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Re: What are you listening to
« Reply #4736 on: October 31, 2017, 08:54:36 PM »
Sybreed-Doomsday Party(The Luna Sequence Remix)

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« Reply #4738 on: November 09, 2017, 03:42:56 PM »
Acda en de Munnik : Naar Huis

90's Dutch Acoustic-Pop. With fine melodies and a duo harmony dynamic, this is an album of fairly samey but enjoyable tunes. The first bit of tracks follow the same ideas with the acoustic, piano and organ combo over a steady beat. After some drumless dramatics we get a nice jazzy flow on "Bj Haar Zijn" one of the better tracks. There are some English phrases to help understand. The Beatles and Johnny Boy are mentioned in "Laat Me Slapen" and looking up the translation presents the narrators reaction to his death. Overall the album is enjoyable and there are many single tracks that are quite good.


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« Reply #4739 on: November 10, 2017, 07:34:26 PM »
So Confident - Demi Lovato vs. P!nk (Mashup)

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