Martijn ter Haar
I’m a very a-typical Daft Punk fan, being more of a rocker/metalhead. So Human After All is by far my favourite album of theirs. It’s like their tribute to bands like The Stooges and Black Sabbath. I also happen to have a soft spot for late seventies AOR, so I also like the things on R.A.M. everyone else hates (Fragments of Time! Touch!).
My top 10:
1. The Brainwasher
2. Stream Machine
3. The Prime Time of Your Life
5. Da Funk
6. Harder Faster Better Stronger
7. Lose Yourself to Dance
8. Fragments of Time
9. Around the World
(Like I said: Human After All is by far by favourite Daft Punk album.)
The first Queens of the Stone Age album is Homme’s masterpiece and …And The Circus Leaves Town is almost as good as Welcome to Sky Valley (El Rodeo! Spaceship Landing!) and both are much better than Blues for the Red Sun. The QotSA discography actually is quite simple: start with a masterpiece and it’s all downhill from there – although at a very low angle – until …Like Clockwork, where Homme re-invents himself again.
So my list is:
1. Queens of the Stone Age
2. Welcome to Sky Valley
3. …And the Circus Leaves Town
4. Rated R
5. …Like Clockwork
6. Songs for the Deaf
7. Blues for the Red Sun
8. Lullabies to Paralyze
9. Era Vulgaris
10. Them Crooked Vultures
I have to admit I never listened to Wretch.
Streaming sites pay much less than cd or download sales, which is the reason some artists and labels withhold their records from them.
1. Yeah (Crass Version)
2. Losing My Edge
Sound Of Silver is one of the most disappointing second albums in history (just after Primary Colours by The Horrors), and I couldn’t be bothered with anything after that.
1. Whiskeyclone, Hotel City 1997 (Mellow Gold)
2. O Maria (Mutations)
3. Asshole (One Foot in the Grave)
4. Lord Only Knows (Odelay)
5. Get Real Paid (Midnite Vultures)
Metal bans already had their own infrastructure with labels, magazines and PR-companies that came out of a DIY-ethic when filesharing came around. Labels like Relapse and Southern Lord were never seen as the enemy, but as enablers of bands. So this whole crap about “killing greedy labels” got a lot less traction.
And of course metal originated as a counter movement to hippie utopianism. Maybe that made metalheads weary when hippie utopianism resurfaced as techno utopianism.
Some metal picks:
- Darkthrone – The Underground Resistance (February)
- Ghost – Infestissumam (Spring)
- Enforcer – Death By Fire (2/1)
- Suffocation – Prince of Bedlam (2/15)
We are 138! Best sing-along anthem ever. It’s time to be an android, not a man!
It reminded me of The Pipettes.
Is it me or does this sound quite a lot like Lost Sounds or Jay Reatard’s other project Terror Visions?
This is how I like my black metal.
I didn’t like Microcosmos at all, it lacked bite and felt formulaic. This new one is much better, but bands like Drudkh of WitTR will never be favourites, simply not my taste. The Watain and Nachtmystium are 2010 favorites, but I’d add Diamonds by Enforcer and two albums by bands that are not really metal, but do evoke the spirit of great bands like Black Sabbath, Deep Purple and Led Zeppelin: Black Mountain’s Wilderness Heart and The Dead Weather’s A Sea of Cowards.
What this list makes me want to do is blast Watain’s 2010 masterpiece Lawless Darkness as loud as possible.
If this song is a good indication for the album, Masters Of Reality would be the perfect opener. It sounds like something straight of Sunrise on the Suffer Bus.
It’s a private video…
It’s about time that Scooter get the tribute they deserve.