That Os Mutantes comparison is spot-on. These guys extended the song lengths, but the basic idea is right there on the Mutantes’ debut.
Well, I listened to Painkiller. Hot damn! That album rips.
I haven’t even read through it yet, but this is the most exciting list I’ve seen here yet. I love metal, but for some reason never got into Priest. I’ll be using this as a guide. Thanks Adrien!
I’m Amazed by My Morning Jacket.
I am surprised to not see that on here. It’s the indie rock release I’ve listened to the most this year, without a doubt.
I read the intro and was fully prepared to attack this list for a lack of singles material, but the two non-album songs are two of the three I’d go with (I also love Looking For Gold.) However, Son the Father and Crusades should always be numbers one and two.
I was wondering why the Gorillaz were releasing another G-Sides compilation now, and why I hadn’t heard about it until just now.
He made it 43,000,000,000 years. I’d say that’s pretty impressive.
Farewell sweet prince.
Ys is just so complete. Each song can stand on its own, but they way they come together as a whole makes each part that much more special. The music on it is so developed and exquisite, the orchestration complements her playing so well, her playing has developed even further, and the way the songs twist and turn is unparalleled. That said, it’s the lyrics that truly make the album a huge work, something that will be remembered long after she’s gone. She uses such a great mix of esoteric phrasing (In their hydrocephalitic listlessness ants mop up their brow) and heartfelt, simple statements (Pa pointed out to me for the hundredth time tonight, the way the ladle leads to the dirt-red bullet of light) and the mix really makes those more common phrase even more emotive. And that’s what really gets me: for all of the obscure and difficult stuff on here, it’s a deeply, almost painfully, emotional album, and you can tell that she puts every bit of herself into these songs. Cosmia, at the end, is such an explosive expression of love, loss and longing that I can never hear it without tearing up, and I’ve listened to it well over a hundred times.
I love her so goddamn much.