Jan 18, 2019
The reason why I love James Blake so much is his silent factor. He rarely has a catchy beat. Rather he focuses on encompassing a mood. I was recently talking with a friend on how silence (and nature) brings out suppressed emotions and I think thats a perfect way to describe Jake as an artist. Sometimes I want something stripped away of noisy bridges and dizzying song structure. Sometimes I want nothing more than the wind and the warm glow of the sun to hit my face as I ride my bike to town. ... read more
Jan 17, 2019
I think I've always loved the story behind this album than I ever have with the album itself.
Jan 17, 2019*
Full translation:
Live at the Akasaka Blitz (98.12.28 - A Man's Farewell)

I feel like I'm listening to someone's soul with every listen.
Jan 16, 2019
Who said rainy days have to be sad days?
Jan 16, 2019
A remastered compilation of some if their early releases. 'Anoko ga nemutteru' is on here and I couldn't be happier with that! It sounds impeccable! I haven't listened to most of the original masters of these tracks but this is pretty fun and spunky! Companies usually drop compilations like this to test the waters so if you love the Fishmans I suggest buying this! You never know what they might do in the future!
Jan 14, 2019
I'm such a metal head! I love bands like Slayer and Iron Maiden! Who else is listening this in 2019?! Fuck all this new Nicki Minaj shit am I right? Kiss my ass if you disagree! This album is my life \m/: The Album
Jan 13, 2019
So I haven't listened to this album in 5 years because I'm the kind of person to listen to an album before I buy it. Anyone familiar with King Crimson knows what I mean by that. I didn't remember much of this album when I was 14 and I don't remember much now at 18. I can't even really say I felt glad to finally listen to it again. I feel like I wasn't missing much.

The opening track had me for a loop and I could vividly see the decades of praise. Damn the bass on 21st Century Schizoid Man is ... read more
Jan 13, 2019
My sister: Woah. That's what my mind sounds like.

Me: I wish I could have his mind for 30 seconds just to see how he thinks.

My sister: This doesn't just sound like something he wanted to make. It's an idea he's been thinking about for awhile.
Jan 11, 2019
Radiohead does britpop. That's about it. Oh and street spirit is on here so that's nice. Some great stuff and some forgettable stuff
Jan 7, 2019
I was sitting at my desk today waiting for the clock count to 5:00 PM. I was doing research on the new Demon Days repress of vinyl when I decided to give this a spin. I was thinking about how at one point at the age of 14 I was willing to spend $300 for the first press because I loved this album so much! It's been four years since I've listened to this album in its entirety and when I heard the drums explode in the end of 'Kid With Guns' I had a realization.

This album really is the soundtrack ... read more
Jan 7, 2019
This is definitely an album you show to a kid as one of their first secular records or play during a candle lit date with the love of your life. Personally I think outside of that it's a bit of an acquired taste to some extent. Which I think is pretty impressive for an album that's over fifty years old!
Jan 7, 2019
In all fairness this was my favorite SOAD album two years ago. I couldn't get enough of it. However, jumping back into it I can kinda get the feeling they were ready for that hiatus of theirs. A bunch of really cool ideas are in the air and the end results are a mixed bag.

In my opinion the album is incredibly front loaded with some if their best material. Violent, dark, comical and somehow poignant. Well...with the exception of Cigaro. A love or hate track that's essentially 'Bounce' if it ... read more
Jan 7, 2019
Woah...I just listened to that. One of a handful of albums I can think of where the album cover matches the sound of the record. It's as colorful, wild and earth shattering as it looks. Makes me wanna finish Moby Dick for once.
Jan 7, 2019
+10 for Buckethead and only 10 because Buckethead has ten letters in the name.
Jan 6, 2019
"Father, into your hands I commend my spirit
Father, into your hands
Why have you forsaken me?
In your eyes forsaken me
In your thoughts forsaken me
In your heart forsaken me, oh."

I know this might be edgy to some, but that has to be one of my favorite parts in any song ever. It's funny how I listened to this album at 13 because I thought it was edgy. Now I give this a spin once in a full moon for the suprisingly emotional layers buried under all that edgy marketing.
Jan 4, 2019
Okay, I actually dig this one. If every track on YWGWYW had the same intense spirit as 'The Theater Goer' or even just this album I could kinda see the hype to Daughters
Jan 4, 2019
So I did not know this going in, but this is the lead singer of Kyuss. Yeah, that Kyuss. The instrumental opener gave me an impression that a Mexícano/Sludge Metal kind of album awaited. Sadly the record slowly evolves to a pretty samey 70s rock kind of record with a desert rock flair Kyuss had. Now I really want that Mexícano Stoner Metal album now. Like a lot. Thanks John.
Jan 3, 2019
So as you can easily gather that this is either a record you'll enjoy for its simplicity or will get bored to death by...well...exactly that. Personally, I dig it! I love how laid back and zany it is! It's nice to listen to a synth pop album that isn't just being loud to get your attention. It's got it's own style and with a bubbly and vaporwave-ish production I couldn't resist.

My only issue is that it does get samey towards the second half and the overall flow is pretty sporadic (even though ... read more
Jan 2, 2019
A few years ago I had a conversation with my mom once about The Red Hot Chili Peppers. I asked her why she liked her newer stuff more than the classics. She replied: "Because over the years I've seen them have kids, get married and mature. And I can really feel that overall emotion in their newer stuff."

I've always enjoyed this album, but I think to some degree people look at it the wrong way. It's not an avant garde beast like their first two albums. With that said I do think the ... read more
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