Page 301 of 301 FirstFirst ... 201 251 291 299 300 301
Results 9,001 to 9,024 of 9024

Thread: What Are You Listening to?

  1. #9001
    Join Date
    Oct 2012
    Location
    St. Louis, MO
    Posts
    2,081
    Mentioned
    20 Post(s)


    1 800 PAIN is good.

  2. #9002
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    Belarus
    Posts
    3,376
    Mentioned
    47 Post(s)

  3. #9003
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Posts
    1,418
    Mentioned
    51 Post(s)


    Longtime fan who once did a four-hundred mile round-trip for a show—drove in, got a snack, saw the band, drove back. I went nuts for Within & Without, really liked the branching out done by Paracosm, dug the mood and some tracks from what I assumed was a small-scope experiment in Mister Mellow, and was excited to see what would come with Purple Noon.

    I'm a few listens in and not impressed. It's fine; I don't hate anything. But it's treading dangerously close to drifting across the line from hazy, dreampop stuff into hipster grocery store Muzak. And kinda like someone wearing Dockers with a khaki button-down top, brown belt and Hush Puppies, all ten tracks are a little offensively matchy-matchy. Consistency is one thing. This feels like a bit much. But maybe there's some subtlety I haven't dug up yet. Two spins (at least) to go.

  4. #9004
    Join Date
    Oct 2017
    Posts
    1,046
    Mentioned
    13 Post(s)

  5. #9005
    Join Date
    Oct 2013
    Posts
    5,080
    Mentioned
    66 Post(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Jon View Post
    The 30th Anniversary Editions restored the original instrumentation, but the general consensus is that the remasters are average at best (compression). There is a digital 40th Anniversary Edition of Blizzard of Ozz on the way.

    The 1995 remasters are still considered the best ones, as far as I know.
    I have also heard that the 1995 remasters are the best ones. I have the 30th anniversary editions and they sound fine to me (they always had a low-fi quality). I'm not so much an audiophile that I feel that I need to buy the '95 CDs from Ebay or Amazon.

  6. #9006
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    Indiana
    Posts
    5,693
    Mentioned
    28 Post(s)

  7. #9007
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Location
    Vancouver, BC
    Posts
    3,924
    Mentioned
    131 Post(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Sesquipedalism View Post

    I mean, you set this up pretty hard. What are those records? The rest of the year looks better than dismal for me, but there's not a lot I know about right now that really excites me—I'm hoping for a new/new to me artist to save the day, which has happened the past few years (Mountain Goats, Snail Mail, Brockhampton, Clairo).
    I don't want to sidetrack the Manson thread about talk about upcoming fall records I am excited about, so I'll split it here.

    I know you're not really into the metal/electronic scene as much these days (outside Manson, NIN, Puscifer) so I hardly doubt any of this would be up your alley. But...

    The remaining records I am excited about this year are (in no order):

    1. Night Club - Die, Die Lullaby (Oct 9th)


    2. Priest - Cyberhead (Nov 13th)


    3. PUP - This Place Sucks Ass (Oct 23)


    4. Amaranthe - Manifest (Oct 2nd)


    5. AL1CE - As Above, So Below (TBA)


    6. Puscifer - Existential Reckoning (Oct 30th)


    7. Smashing Pumpkins -Cyr (Nov 27th)

  8. #9008
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    Los Angeles
    Posts
    7,387
    Mentioned
    420 Post(s)

  9. #9009
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Location
    W/A
    Posts
    3,222
    Mentioned
    99 Post(s)
    Listened to a couple Esperanza Spalding albums today. She's good at what she does but none of it hit me in a way that was higher than "this is pleasant". Which is fine, but it was most of what I listened to today.

    Currently listening to the Boghouse themes from the Up Your Cherry release, and before that was "This One". Had a No Doubt feel to it but that was mostly because of the vocal similarity, nothing more.

    Please don't ban me.

    Spoiler: ;P

  10. #9010
    Join Date
    May 2018
    Posts
    206
    Mentioned
    2 Post(s)

  11. #9011
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Posts
    1,418
    Mentioned
    51 Post(s)
    Well, I'm excited by the fact that I don't know five out of seven of these performers.

    Quote Originally Posted by ManBurning View Post
    1. Night Club - Die, Die Lullaby (Oct 9th)
    The song you linked for this is a vibe I can definitely still get down with. If I still worked at the last lounge where I was tending, this would go right on the playlist right now. I have added this album to my own list.

    Quote Originally Posted by ManBurning View Post
    2. Priest - Cyberhead (Nov 13th)
    This song didn't do much for me, but I didn't dislike it. Just a very low-key number that kind of bored me.

    Quote Originally Posted by ManBurning View Post
    3. PUP - This Place Sucks Ass (Oct 23)
    A bit punkier than I usually like, but not in a way that feels like an affectation. If someone put this on, I wouldn't be mad. I probably wouldn't pursue it on my own, though.

    Quote Originally Posted by ManBurning View Post
    4. Amaranthe - Manifest (Oct 2nd)
    Yeah, I hate the dude's vocal style in this. I've never really liked anything that growly because it strikes me as really false. The female lead part in the song makes me think mainstream pop radio. All in all, the mashup of styles here is totally fascinating to me—shit I probably would never have suggested stacking. Ace of Base meets Rammstein meets...I don't have enough reference to fill in the metal band in the trio. Not for me, but wow.

    Quote Originally Posted by ManBurning View Post
    5. AL1CE - As Above, So Below (TBA
    Very goth, very darkwave, but with a very pop chorus. Again not my style, but I could see something else by them really getting me going. It actually kind of reminds me of the vibe of "The Hand That Feeds" but if I didn't hate it.

    Quote Originally Posted by ManBurning View Post
    6. Puscifer - Existential Reckoning (Oct 30th)
    I haven't committed myself to it, but at present, pursuant to my comments in the Puscifer thread, I think this might be the first full-length Puscifer LP I buy.

    Unless I suddenly do that thing where I say, "Eh, let's do every other album on my list first."


    Quote Originally Posted by ManBurning View Post
    7. Smashing Pumpkins -Cyr (Nov 27th)
    I can't. I just can't. Siamese Dream and Jane's Addiction's live album introduced me to good music. Pisces is also on my shortlist of favorite albums—no joke: the fucking liner notes of that record influenced the way I think about crafting literature. By the end of the original run, I was pretty disenchanted. The band and I didn't grow in the same direction—which was fine.

    Then I tried to get on-board with Zwan. And I gave TheFutureEmbrace a shot. And I read interviews where Billy did that thing he does where you want to put him in a sack with Kanye and throw them both into the river. I keep checking out snippets of singles he/they release and it all just...ugh.

    Trent Reznor may never again release a Nine Inch Nails LP that matches the quality I see in Downward Spiral or The Fragile. And I know the glow of my own youth infects those albums, too. But I have never once felt embarrassed for liking them because of something new he puts out. Billy Corgan has, on more than one occasion, made me feel both silly and gross for being so in love with old Smashing Pumpkins with the new stuff he puts out and what he says about it.

    Might all be my own hang up. But nope. Sorry. Nope.

  12. #9012
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    Chicago, Illinois
    Posts
    9,710
    Mentioned
    445 Post(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Sesquipedalism View Post
    Pisces is also on my shortlist of favorite albums—no joke: the fucking liner notes of that record influenced the way I think about crafting literature.
    <3 <3 <3 yessssssss

  13. #9013
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Posts
    1,185
    Mentioned
    5 Post(s)
    New Fleet Foxes is out...and it's gorgeous as usual.

    I've listened to Can I Believe You on repeat all day.

  14. #9014
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Posts
    257
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)


    Completely overlooked and forgotten foray into industrial/darkwave from an otherwise forgettable 80's pop band.

    The album turns 23 today and it still kills.

    https://informationsociety.bandcamp....dont-be-afraid

  15. #9015
    Join Date
    Oct 2017
    Posts
    1,046
    Mentioned
    13 Post(s)

  16. #9016
    Join Date
    Oct 2017
    Posts
    1,046
    Mentioned
    13 Post(s)

  17. #9017
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Location
    W/A
    Posts
    3,222
    Mentioned
    99 Post(s)
    Peeping Tom.

    I have a love/hate relationship with Mike Patton. The wiki says "Peeping Tom has been called Patton's most mainstream accessible work since his days with Faith No More." and it's not an incorrect assessment. Granted there's still some out-there stuff but it's still way more listenable than some of his more noise-only releases. That said, I really like this one and it's almost in spite of what he is trying to do.

  18. #9018
    Join Date
    Oct 2017
    Posts
    1,046
    Mentioned
    13 Post(s)
    Bob Mould - Blue Hearts

    Angry Bob is the best Bob.

  19. #9019
    Join Date
    Dec 2016
    Location
    Calgary
    Posts
    1,891
    Mentioned
    19 Post(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Jon View Post
    The 1995 remasters are still considered the best ones, as far as I know.
    Are they the same ones used for the Ultimate Collection release because to my ears, they sound amazing.

  20. #9020
    Join Date
    Oct 2017
    Posts
    1,046
    Mentioned
    13 Post(s)

  21. #9021
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Location
    W/A
    Posts
    3,222
    Mentioned
    99 Post(s)
    Listening to the bonus CD, not the show proper. it's very esoteric until it gets to the live tracks at the end.



  22. #9022
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Location
    Indianapolis, IN
    Posts
    1,487
    Mentioned
    15 Post(s)

  23. #9023
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Location
    Mexico City
    Posts
    5,356
    Mentioned
    153 Post(s)

  24. #9024
    Join Date
    Oct 2017
    Posts
    1,046
    Mentioned
    13 Post(s)
    Prince - Sign O' the Times (Super Deluxe)

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions