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Random Quick Picks

Posted in Black Sabbath, blue oyster cult, Creature with the Atom Brain, Gorguts, The Residents with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 30, 2013 by Nicholas

So, Ryan has got me to join him in a random rotation album shuffle — basically selecting twenty-five albums at random from our collections and listening to them from start to finish before moving on to the next one.  Once the twenty-five are finished, we repeat.  It’s a good way to bust out the stuff you don’t listen to as much or that you haven’t listened to at all.  I completed my first five albums the other day, so here are some shitty thoughts on them.

1975

Sabotage

Black Sabbath

1975

NEMS / Warner Bros. / Vertigo

Black Sabbath is one of my favorite bands.  From the Ozzy era, the first six albums are incredible, Sabotage being number six.  I do listen to this album somewhat regularly, but since it came up in the random shuffle, I gave it a good, solid listen.  For some reason I liked it more this time around than I remembered liking it.  Sabotage is an excellent mix of heavier Sabbath, such as “Symptom of The Universe” — which is a fantastic track — and some more experimental stuff.  The only song I wasn’t too crazy about is “Am I Going Insane.”  It feels a little too poppy for the rest of the album.  Otherwise this is a sexy slice of Sabbath. Continue reading

Pieces of the People We Love – The Rapture

Posted in The Rapture with tags , , , , , , , , , , on February 10, 2010 by Steve

Pieces of the People We Love

The Rapture

Vertigo

2006

Ok so The Rapture was pretty much my first foray into the world of indie-dance music.  They and Junior Senior got me into the world of upbeat electronic, which I’m clearly still into, as my first review for this site was Does it Offend You, Yeah?  So the album I’m reviewing here is Pieces of the People We Love.  Luke Jenner really went nuts on the album, and his vocals are fantastic.  I liked this album so much, that I actually purchased it with money in a tangible format (har har har).  So what we have here is something rare for me.

The album starts off with some vocals fading in, and then the beat comes in for “Don Gon Do It”.  Some of these vocals are weird as hell, and don’t make any sense, but it’s cool because they don’t have to.  The song itself is really simple, but catchy, and really is a good album opener.  It really gets you in the mood to dance, or do whatever (not that mood).  The one lyric that really stands out here is ‘you are so fucked up, I wish you’d die’, if only for its profanity. Continue reading