Discussion in 'Music Forum' started by GettingSodas, Mar 7, 2016.
cymbals eat guitars - why there are mountains 9/10
cymbals eat guitars - lenses alien 9/10
Pinegrove Cardinal- 9/10 such a fresh sound. Really love this lp. Listened to it 4 times today
Frank Turner - England Keep My Bones 7/10
Working my way through his discography for the first time. I would put this one pretty solidly ahead of Sleep Is for the Week and Poetry of the Deed, but still not on the same level as Love, Ire & Song. "Peggy Sang the Blues" and "One Foot Before the Other" are the standout tracks for me so far.
sorry to bump this thread but
Fireworks - Oh, Common Life 10/10
I could say some things but nothing I said would be enough
The Wonder Years - No Closer to Heaven
Used to love this band, and I'm always excited to hear new music from them, but man, this one is just half-baked the whole way through. There's more of a raw, straightforward alt-rock feel to some of these songs (similar to moments on The Greatest Generation) but the melodies here are easily their weakest. The album might be a bit stronger as a 10-song collection ommiting the filler ("The Bluest Things on Earth," "I Wanted So Badly to Be Brave") and one genuinely bad track "Stained Glass Ceilings"). On top of that, Dan's new habit of sounding like he's crying anytime he sings can be tough to get through. They do try some cool things with the keyboard and vocal arrangements on this album, and they've written some great melodies in the past, so I'm confident they can do it again if they find a strong direction for the new record.
i agree word for word 10/10 review
Megadeth - Rust In Peace
No doubt one of the best thrash metal albums of all time, challenged only by Metallica's Master of Puppets. It's the defining masterclass of Megadeth's catalogue and the pinnacle of their songwriting abilities. But anyone who knows the album knows this already.
Wilco - Sky Blue Sky
I have a nostalgic connection to this one because it's the first Wilco record I ever heard. I bought a copy after seeing them perform "Hate It Here" and "Walkin'" on Saturday Night Live, which I would now actually consider two of the weaker tracks on the album (although they're still really fun). It does border on adult-contemporary (or, in the words of Pitchfork, "dad-rock") at times, but overall I think this is an underrated Wilco album for its simple, Beatles-esque melodies. "Either Way" and "On and On and On" are excellent opening/closing tracks, "Impossible Germany" is an all-timer, and in general, the more somber songs here ("Sky Blue Sky," "Please Be Patient With Me" and "Leave Me Like You Found Me") lend to some really strong moments. I probably wouldn't recommend this over Yankee Hotel Foxtrot for people looking to get into the band, but I would recommend giving it a fair shake if you enjoy their poppier/more traditional songwriting.