viernes, 26 de marzo de 2010

The Best Albums of All Time Part 11

Some I'm already halfway through this. Due to the lack of wilingness in thinking about worthy articles, I'll just go on with this crap:

51. Metallica - Master of Puppets

This is THE trash metal album, in fact, this is THE metal album. Blending heavy rock with progressive movements, as well as amazing instrumentation and musicianship. You all now the title track is amazing, check the other ones out, they don't let down.

52. The Zombies - Odessey & Oracle

A couple of months ago I had in my mind, out of nowhere, the song that is shown rolling on the video. Given the fact that I don't usually listen to thsi psychodelic gem, I couldn't tell what was the reason. The reason, as it turned out, was that this album just rules. Groovy!

53. Charles Mingus - Mingus Ah Uhm

Damn! Another jazz album... This just kind of let's me down not been able to appreciate this stuff, however, this album apparently is a great exposition of different jazz styles and subgenres. Might be the place to start by.

54. Nick Drake - Five Leaves Left

Nick! Oh Nick! Why did you have to go so early? Nick's debut clearly demonstrates that he gave his best since the beggining, and that such a genius mind probably had more to give.

55. The Beatles - Magical Mystery Tour

It's incredible to believe that the album cover for this album comes from the same band who did things like Sgt. Peppers or Revolver. If there is one thing this album makes clear, that is the influence of drugs on The Beatles' music, however, is that something we regret?

miércoles, 24 de marzo de 2010

Album Review - Broder Daniel - Forever

Broder Daniel - Forever
It was pretty obvious to think, since the first week this project broke out, that in the weeks that went by, less and less people will be active on the project, posting and reviewing. I would have wish that eraserbrain would've being assigned for the first week. My suggestion of Aura failed to produce much positive response, as well did the selections of the weeks to come. The selection of Forever for week 10, can't help but make me think, that if this doesn't get an overall positive response, than nothing posted here ever will.

First of all, Forever is an album of "feeling" over musical quality. The production is poor, the singer's vocals are bad and there's a lot of recycling on the songwriting. However, there's something else to this album, and I believe that is "feeling", there is a sense of hard-work, perseverance, a wish to get things right and why not, beauty on the delivery of these songs. The album is noisy, came a little out of time, the end of the 90s. The influences are notable, at best sounding like R.E.M.. Another clear influence is The Jesus & Mary Chain's Psychocandy, which is not exactly my kind of candy, yet, in "Forever" there's something else to it, something I can't quite explain, a certain relation the band instantly formed with me, and which remained, even when I notice the flaws everybody else will complain about.

It's a shame that Broder Daniel never made it out of Sweden, few labels would have taken the risk of taking over this band internationally. Yet, in a way, that a was a good thing, without the unclear production and their un-success story, this might not work as well.

Broder Daniel - Happy People Never Fantasize

Album Review - Led Zeppelin . Led Zeppelin

Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin
It seems a long time since the last time I posted on the "Go Review that Album" thread. Actually it doesn't just seem to be, it actually was on mid-July 2009 when telephone_junkie asked me to review this album. Back then I had just bought Led Zeppelin from my second hand CDs store, I thought I ought to give it some more listens before I reviewed and then I forgot about this, or simply lost interest, so without further delay, here I go:

The image of the Hindenburg disaster occurring on May 6, 1937 might as well have a better place in history, not as the event which took the life of 36 people, as well as preventing you from flying on one of those (unless you work at the stadium for Good Year), but because not only it gave the name to one of rock's most influential bands, but also an image for it's debut record. But, does it deserve the praise and high regard it has collected over the years?

This 9 track album starts with "Good Times, Bad Times", one of the first Zeppelin songs I consciously heard because it was transcribed on a magazine I somehow got hold of some years ago. This track is pretty much the band's attempt at a hit single, however a pretty good one, and probably the best pop song from the band. "Babe I'm Gonna Leave You" has a great instrumental background, and breaking middle part, however it seems messy, to say the least. "You Shook Me", a song originally recorded by Muddy Waters and even by ex-Yardbird Jeff Beck some months earlier, is my favorite song on the album. With a reverse echo effect on Plant's voice, and the best guitar solos as well as some nice harmonica, well, manage to scare me. Based on that song and the next one, Zep's first well-deserved classic output "Dazed and Confused", this might as well be a Halloween album, a psychedelic nightmare one at least. Nice way to close the first side.

The next side starts with "Your Time is Gonna Come", a song whose main highlight are the organ which open up, as well as some choral arrangement (mainly Plant's voice) which remind me to some extend of what the Stones did on Beggar's Baquet's closer a year before, and on You Can't Always Get What You Want a year later. "Black Mountain Side", the shortest song on the album and also one of my favorites, contains a clever musical arrangement, which is mainly an instrumental interlude into the next song, "Communication Breakdown", which is pretty reminiscent of the sound which will be featured on their next album. Second cover on the album, "I Can't Quit you Baby" is basically a conversation between Robert and Jimmy's guitar, needless to say Jimmy wins. Finally, album closer "How Many More Times" fails in comparison in memorability, and they might have come out with a better album closer on the before mentioned tracks.

We have to understand this is Led Zeppelin's debut, and what a debut to say the least, however, even thought the music prodigy of Jimmy's and Johns' is present (I can understand if Robert's screaming annoys some people out there), the band still lacks a clear direction, and at times seems to be more a show-off of Jimmy's expertise than an actual band attempt. In my opinion, they were still a little messy, and where some years from reaching the epic sounds achieved on Led Zeppelin IV and Houses of the Holy. A well deserved classic record though.

Led Zeppelin - You Shook Me

lunes, 22 de marzo de 2010

The Best Albums of All-Time Part 10

To keep the momentum, I'll just start:

46. David Bowie - Hunky Dory

I could very well say that through repeated listens, I have very well studied the Ziggy Stardust album, however, Hunky Dory is one I seldom listen to, except of course for the track selected, in any other way, I consider Hunky DOry to be a tribute album, where Bowie pays tribute to those from Dylan to Warhol.

47. Wu Tang-Clan - Enter the Wu Tang (36 CHambers)

As well as with Jazz, Rap/Hip Hop is not a genre I can talk much about, it is not my favorite, nor do I listen to it oftenly, so when hearing this, it just misses the point where I read it should be hitting. It's entertaining I will say, specially for me, the dialogue parts, and actually I can see the difference between this and the more commercial outputs on the media.

48. THe Stooges - Fun House

This is anothe album, which I for some reason have been keeping away for a while, not that I have any reason for it, but although I would need something more than one listen to give it a rating, I would say it is a controlled chaos.

49. Love - Forever Changes

THe most psychodelic of the pop bands, the most artsy and folk of the psychodelic bands, Love really remain in some position of their own in music history. THis album blends the pop sensibility of the 1960s, with some nice experimentation with trumpets and mexican sounds

50. THe Rolling Stones - Let it Bleed

This would be one of the contenders for my favorite Stones album, had it lacked that awful song in the middle where nothing happens. Actually the songs in between are pretty average, or maybe it's just because of the opener and the closer being two of the best Stones tracks.

The Best Albums of All-Time Part 9

So I gave it a rest for a while, not only with the posting of this project, but also Bob Dylan's 3 disc bootleg set has held me up for a couple of days. Now I get back in action, although I have already decided to stop this when getting to the 100, in order to review my albums in a different order, starting by those released in 2010. So without further delay, here go albums from 41-45:


41. The Rolling Stones - Sticky Fingers

The Stones greatness is only to be compared to that of the Beatles, and even the Fab Four 7 years together fall down in comparison to the lifetime of hard rocking the Stones have given us, with Sticky Fingers being arguably their best and most consistent album, including great bluesy songs, with great guitar parts (Brown Sugar, Can't You Hear Me Knockin')

42. King Crimson - Red

Where In the Court of the Crimson King is psychodelic nightmare crazyness, Red is progressive rock beauty. Truly, this songs move so naturally and yet seem so complex, but it ll falls down to the beauty of the track I have chosen to represent this album.

43. Miles Davis - In a Silent Way

As I said before, Jazz is not my thing. Not yet at least, I'm still at the point which although I enjoy it's sound, it's just background music for me, with no connection of memorability coming into me. Here, another of Miles high regarded albums.

44. Sonic Youth - Daydream Nation

Daydream Nation is a double album of epic proportions, managing to somehow merge noise into a correct and pleasant form of music, which is consider by much to have been the first grunge record, or at least a great influence for that genre which would mark the early nighties.

45. The Velvet Underground - The Velvet Underground

Where there debut featured earlier on this posts, includes some weird moments which might end up scaring the listener, specially on the first listens, The Velvet Underground self-titled album is just pop perfection. Sweet, lovely ballads, with an ocassional rocker in between. In my opinion, I like this more than the most highly regarded banana album.

viernes, 19 de marzo de 2010

Album Review - Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin


It seems a long time since the last time I posted on the "Go Review that Album" thread. Actually it doesn't just seem to be, it actually was on mid-July 2009 when telephone_junkie asked me to review this album. Back then I had just bought Led Zeppelin from my second hand CDs store, I thought I ought to give it some more listens before I reviewed and then I forgot about this, or simply lost interest, so without further delay, here I go:

The image of the Hindenburg disaster occurring on May 6, 1937 might as well have a better place in history, not as the event which took the life of 36 people, as well as preventing you from flying on one of those (unless you work at the stadium for Good Year), but because not only it gave the name to one of rock's most influential bands, but also an image for it's debut record. But, does it deserve the praise and high regard it has collected over the years?

This 9 track album starts with "Good Times, Bad Times", one of the first Zeppelin songs I consciously heard because it was transcribed on a magazine I somehow got hold of some years ago. This track is pretty much the band's attempt at a hit single, however a pretty good one, and probably the best pop song from the band. "Babe I'm Gonna Leave You" has a great instrumental background, and breaking middle part, however it seems messy, to say the least. "You Shook Me", a song originally recorded by Muddy Waters and even by ex-Yardbird Jeff Beck some months earlier, is my favorite song on the album. With a reverse echo effect on Plant's voice, and the best guitar solos as well as some nice harmonica, well, manage to scare me. Based on that song and the next one, Zep's first well-deserved classic output "Dazed and Confused", this might as well be a Halloween album, a psychedelic nightmare one at least. Nice way to close the first side.

The next side starts with "Your Time is Gonna Come", a song whose main highlight are the organ which open up, as well as some choral arrangement (mainly Plant's voice) which remind me to some extend of what the Stones did on Beggar's Baquet's closer a year before, and on You Can't Always Get What You Want a year later. "Black Mountain Side", the shortest song on the album and also one of my favorites, contains a clever musical arrangement, which is mainly an instrumental interlude into the next song, "Communication Breakdown", which is pretty reminiscent of the sound which will be featured on their next album. Second cover on the album, "I Can't Quit you Baby" is basically a conversation between Robert and Jimmy's guitar, needless to say Jimmy wins. Finally, album closer "How Many More Times" fails in comparison in memorability, and they might have come out with a better album closer on the before mentioned tracks.

We have to understand this is Led Zeppelin's debut, and what a debut to say the least, however, even thought the music prodigy of Jimmy's and Johns' is present (I can understand if Robert's screaming annoys some people out there), the band still lacks a clear direction, and at times seems to be more a show-off of Jimmy's expertise than an actual band attempt. In my opinion, they were still a little messy, and where some years from reaching the epic sounds achieved on Led Zeppelin IV and Houses of the Holy. A well deserved classic record though.

Led Zeppelin - You Shook Me

RIP Alex Chilton


Yesterday night I thought I would feel guilty if I went to sleep without having paying tribute to the deceased Alex Chilton on my blog, however I finished watching Matchpoint around 1 in the morning, so turning on the computer wouldn't have been a smart decision. Anyways, even though I did felt a little sad and surprised when reading the news, Alex was 59, the fact is that Big Star has never been one of my bands. Due to reccomendations from my head site RYM, is that I got into adquiring their album Third/ Sister Lovers. I won't lie, I did try listening to this, and the fact is that it seemed to me way too depressing, to not call it boring. I have tried multiple times and I just haven't been able to digest it, however, I guess Alex's death will force me into not only giving another try to this, but also checking out some of their earlier discography (#1 Record & Radio City). Just last year, Big Star released a very well received compilation, which is available on Spotify, and might as well be a better starting point than on Big Star's third album.

However, in order to make a tribute to him, I would like to share with you the only Big Star song which takes some memory space inside my head. Listen and you will understand what I mean:

Big Star - Blue Moon .mp3
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I would also like to share a song which, no doubt you will be listening often during this week, it is by one of my favorite ones, Minnessotta's own The Replacements. Back in 1987, the band released this tribute song to their idol on the album Please to Meet Me:

The Replacements - Alex Chilton .mp3
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sábado, 13 de marzo de 2010

Album Review - Gorillaz- Plastic Beach


It must have been around the beginning of the last decade. I was no more than 12 and I remember I went to sleep to a friend's house. It was the second time I slept on his house, and last time we had had a great time, singing along with my newly bought Hybrid Theory album. This time, I had also brought my latest acquisition, Gorillaz first album. I remember this because his mother said she liked that band, although I believe she meant this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z2DJhXEPo9E

Probably that sleep over was not as memorable, since somehow I remember most of the songs on Hybrid Theory, still keep the album, and can even sing along to most of the songs, while Gorillaz I remember not else but the singles. In fact, I don't know what on earth happened to that album, and sincerely, I don't really care. Than came Demon Days, and I actually had a pair of friends who were fond of the album, however it took me time to even like the great singles "Feel Good Inc." and "Dare".

I guess that Gorillaz have pretty much changed in my view, from my cartoon loving preteen years to a reasonless dislike I later developed, and then to normality, after learning a once Blur member was behind the project. However, Plastic Beach has placed the band/project on my positive half. This is the most dance Gorillaz I've heard (out of pure single knowledge ), and it is the first time I recognize or actually know the guest stars. Plastic Beach makes a success in transporting us to another planet, the one Snoop Dogg introduces as The World of the Plastic Beach, filled with catchy electronic beats, and many different voices, which give their own identity to the album. Lead single Stylo is up with their best prior efforts. but my favorite tracks are the "ballads" On Melancholy Hill and Broken, which come on the ending half, making sure the whole album never gets boring, and even apparently stupid tracks like Superfast Jellyfish work on this frame.

Still, for some reason I still don't care where my debut Gorillaz disc might be, and I'm not even that interest to listen to their previous works (Demon Days maybe). I like to think about Gorillaz, not on their past, but on their future.

Gorillaz - Stylo

viernes, 12 de marzo de 2010

Why so Serious?


Just a couple of days ago, that I without looking to do it, gathered everyone around the house, to watch what has being one of the best and most popular movies of recent years. I'm talking about The Dark Knight. Already in 2005's Batman Begins, director Christopher Nolan was giving us a sign of the direction the Batman frnachise was going to, however this release burst all expectations, being packed with surprises, and of course, a show stealing support performance by Heath Ledger as the joker. Some might say his death months before the movie release benefitted the movie's critics and commercial success, however, I can't think of a more damaging situation than Heath's death.
When Batman finally catches the joker, saves him from dying, and his him upside down, many levels above the floor, Joker explains: "You will never kill me, and would never kill you, because we complete each other, and are destined to be in this forever". In fact, Nolan planned to go with the Joker as main villain for the next Batman movie, however, this is all now impossible, since this character cannot receive the Katie Holmes/Maggie Gyllenghaal treatment.
So, now I am forced to reveal to the world a theory developed mainly by my brother, just after coming out of the theather for the second time. It started as a joke (okay, we actually don't believe this, but it would be great). So yes, this is another conspiracy theory, a conspiracy which can only be the creation of a mind like Nolan, and which would be remebered as one of the greatest stunts in entertainment history. Picture this: New Batman movie trailers portray the movie to run around another villan (let's say, The Riddler), you go to the movie theather expecting there to be a good story, however one forced to be let down due to Heath's ausence, however, halfway between the movie, he makes his appearance! Heath didn't really die, it was just a publicity stunt, and I would like to see the look on your faces the moment you see him on the screen.
Just think about it, it would be mind-blowing, however, that's very unlikely to have happened, so remember the joker with this song about another clown:

The Everly Brothers - Cathy's Clown

martes, 9 de marzo de 2010

Okay, I tried Phish



Not so much a while ago, that I decided to stop eating meat, however, some circumstances have brought me to awaraly and unawarely taste some meat over the past few days. A roll which claimed to be on the vegetarian foods, and which I even asked if it contained meat, next day, whatever was left had a picture of a rooster on it. Then I intentionally broke my diet by tasting some cookie dip which contained sausage, though the quantity was milligrammic. Last ocasion was last week, when there was nothing to eat but sausage soup, or soup with sausage, therefore I tried to remove it and just drink the soup with the vegetables, however, I went on to research, and apparently, the broth, whatever that is, is already in the soup, and therefore it counts as meat eating. During this research, I also happened to find out that the healthiest "vegetarian" food includes fish, so I have been contemplating adding it on my diet. TOday I did so. I just happened to feel like I wanted some of those awful fish sticks they make here at my place, and I did, I don't regret so really.

According to the dictionary, I have now become a Pescetarian, like Ben Gibbard and Steve Jobs. Actually, a friend of mine, whom in a way influenced me into becoming a vegetarian (pescetarian, whatever), followed such a diet, which got us into discussion, another vegie friend claiming fish are killed in more cruel ways and numbers than cows or chickens, dunno how could this be, but anyways, I realize I don't really have much ethical problems with meat eating, well, some, poor cows, think about one of them being violently slaughther just to satisfy your hunger. Awful right? Now the think how much more cows suffer the same. But well, my main reason is health reasons, not that I have any health problem, but if I can, then why not do it?

Therefore, I leave you with a band which is known by the same name; well, kind of, and which chorus' main line just happens to remind me about something else. "I never ever saw the northern lights" the singer says, and just happens to remind me that I was in Finland for a year and was never able to see them, since I would have needed to travel yet a littler northier, and apparently they only come out in winter. I wonder would be my next chance of seeing them, if ever, at least this song reminds me I'm not alone.

Phish - Farmhouse

lunes, 8 de marzo de 2010

Album Review - Owen Pallett - Heartland



4.5/5

I guess you can't really complain when it is just the second month of the year, your album listening count consists of 14 items, and you keep having problems choosing your favorite three. This is what 2010 looks like for me at the moment. Of course there have been some albums I kinda would have expected a little bit more *cough* Massive Attack *cough*, this are few in comparison to the nice chances I have taken into new music. Take a look at my top 7 albums, and they are my first listening of the respective artist, however as I rehear the albums again, it's the last one played which I believe is the best (I have this same effect with books).

So after listening to Owen Pallett's third studio album, I have just moved it to my top place of twenty-ten. The reason is simple. At first listen, I thought this was a little too weird for me, but after some more listens, I just can't understand how could I have thought about that. This is such an easy to like album, it is greatly texture filled, and all these textures fit perfectly, never sounding pretentious, quirky or out of the line. Then, the vocals are smooth and clean, well, not clean, because I can't really understand what he is saying (nor did I after reading the lyrics), but they are ear pleasing.

At this moment, I have no doubts this will end up on my top 10 of the year, a year which I hope just keeps rising up in quality. It is true, Heartland might not really challenge your musical mind to uneasy levels, but who has ever said good albums need to? Listen and enjoy.

Owen Pallett - Lewis Takes Off His Shirt

Album Review - Surfer Blood - Astro Coast



4/5

It is not really unusual for there to come a time in the year when I suddenly start collecting (downloading) a lot of music, which most of the time I end up being unable to listen to them, even less to do this carefully. With a new year, I had the perfect excuse to try it again, and actually, since this year I am in Finland, working/studying in the mornings, I have a lot of time in the afternoon, which I can now and then dedicate only to music, plus the free rotating streams on the Spinner site have quite help me too.

It is indeed from there that I first heard this record. Annoyed by not having any of the records on my wishlist that week, I decided to try something which read interesting from its description. As you might probably have heard already, the main advertising attraction about this album, was that it was recorded on a bedroom in a Florida University. Taking that into account, this record wins more praise, however, Surfer Blood's debut stands on its own account. The production is top-notch, for a deaf ear like mine, it shows no signs of bedroom recording, but most of all, the main attraction from this album is the guitar parts, and melody overall, it is surrounded with quite catchy songs which I had not heard being together in an album for quite a while. Take the opener Floating Vibes, and that mind drilling riff which I got stuck in my head for days. This is followed b Swim, which is probably the best song on the album, and the best example of the band's sound, a sound which is created throughout the whole running time, and which hits another highpoint with "Slow Jabroni".

Overall, Astro Coast is a solid debut, a very strong album indeed, and a candidate for being at the year's top. However, I must also say this fun album is not for everyone, since if your perception on indie rock/pop is not good, then this won't make you change your mind, though you can try. This is one of those "who knows+".

Surfer Blood - Swim (To Reach the End)



Someone has already noticed a comparison with Brian Eno's "Needles in the Camels Eye" which I can completely deny.

You May Ask Yourself?


Let's just say I am a little out of motivation to write elaborate entries on my Acer Aspire One Netbook, plus, I have been on holiday, so although I had pretty much a lot of time in my hands, I rather spend leisuring, really leisuring. So, maybe you might have recognized by the entry title, that I'm about to talk about The Talking Heads. Just as I did with Kraftwerk and Pavement in the past, I ahve now decided on this band which I have rediscovered with my listening of the best albums of all-time project.

It must have been a year or two ago, yes, it was 2008, 'cause I was discussing with a friend about Portishead's hyped third, and he said he didn't like the band ripping-off their name from Radiohead, which I, in my most snobbiest said "Actually, Radiohead took their name from a Talking HEADS song by that name". I won that discussion, since my friend had barely heard about David Byrne from a song which was included on some Windows version. My second memory regarding the heads, was while watching VH1, with another friend, and there came a fragment of the hillarious Once in a Lifetime videoclip, which we couldn't help but making fun of.

Then, through Rateyourmusic, I ended up getting a digital copy of what is consider their opus, Remain in the Light, however at that time I was attacked with a lot of new music, so I kinda skip this one. However, some influence, at least from the weird sound I was able to hear, came into me, when searching at my local CD shop. I always put my mind into spending less than 200 Lempiras on a disc (that's about 10 USD), that means I have to buy some pre-used CDs. Therefore, it is not surprising that bands of popular consumption like Metallica or Iron Maiden, are set to higher prices, although they're under the same conditions as lesser known bands. Among this ones, at least in my country, is Talking Heads. This way I got into buying "More Songs About Buildings and Food" and "Speaking in Tongues" for 120 Lps each. I did listen once or twice to MSABAF, and probably none completely to SIT; it took for this project I mentioned before to open my ears into the genius behind Remain in the Light, which lead me into reading a whole book I found on the library about the band.

After hearing some of their most known tracks, it will not surprise you to know, that this band consists only of ex-art students, some with degrees, others without, however, even though the band never got to be a million selling band, it seem to have been born with as much respect and success as they would ever had. It is unmistakable, their sound was and still is very different to anything out there, plus they were kind of an American response to the Punk & later New Wave that was coming from Britain. One of their first and most known songs, present on their debut Talking Heads '77, tells us about the thoughts of a psychokiller. Of course, I'm talking about a song by the same name:

Talking Heads - Psycho Killer .mp3
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The band were befriended with their idols, ex-Velvet Undergrounds John Cale and Lou Reed (their guitarrist, Jerry Harrison, came from the short living cult band, The Modern Lovers), however, the "friendship" which would prove more productive was that with ex-Roxy Music, Brian Eno. Interested with the band's sound and overall appearance, Brian went on to produce their following three albums. 1978s More Songs About Buildings and Food is in my opinion a great album, which brought them their first "major" hit, with an Al Green cover of Take me to the River. "I like how he uses baptism and sexual connotations on the same song" said singer David Byrne:

Talking Heads - Take Me to the River .mp3
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However, Talking Heads grew a reputation of creating, or better said, recreating themselves after every album, therefore 1979s Fear of Music, is supposed to have taken a different direction, this one I haven't personally heard and is on my wishlist, but it is suppose to play with a more African influence, which would be very noticeable on their third and last Eno colaboration, the beforementioned gem, Remain in the Light:

Talking Heads - Born Under Punches .mp3
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Remain in the Light is just a success in many ways. The band managed to make to really sophisticated music that can actually be danced to, they had to expand their band in order to play this live and it includes more noticeable collaboration by all members, however, this was the source of a major problem, when album prints credited Byrne & Eno as main composers. Byrne was supposed to be influenced by Eno to make this decision, so they decided to separate, however, the only post-Eno release worth mentioning is 1983s Speaking in Tongues, which contains their biggest American hit, Burning Down the House which reached #9 on the US and #8 in Canadian single charts.

Talking Heads - Burning Down The House .mp3
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If you as me enjoy so much this band, which has a lot to offer, you could still look further into this musicians careers, specially on the Weymouth/Frantz side project Tom Tom Club's first eponymous album, and Byrne & Eno's "My Life in the Bush of Ghosts".

Hope you have enjoyed the reading :) Hype Machine, please notice !!

sábado, 6 de marzo de 2010

The Best Albums of All-Time Part 8

I am starting to read the meaninglessness of my comments on each album, and how many of these works need repeated listens in order to be fully appreciated, however, I will still cling to my project as far as I can:

36. Leonard Cohen - The Songs of Leonard Cohen

Better known, or should I say, better unknown as the original author of Hallelujah, a song which has been covered by Jeff Buckley and others, Leonard demonstrates that he is more than one great song, giving us plenty of melancholy for us to delight on this album.

37. Talking Heads - Remain in the Light

If there is one band to have dominated my mind for this last few weeks, it most have been the Talking Heads. Although I own two of their albums, I didn't really appreciated fully this band until I heard this record again with this project. My first 5 stars re/discovery.

38. Tom Waits - Rain Dogs

Tom Waits is more about the lyrics, a friend told me just the other day, I guess she was right, but the quality of sounds on this album seems to tell there's more to this guy than just bohemian babbling.

39. The Kinks - The Kinks are the Village Green Preservation Society

Another of the great albums, which for some reason have managed to escape my usual disc rotation. This makes you question why they are regarded as the fourth band of the British Invasion.

40. The Who - Who's Next

I remember playing Rock Band, it was actualy the first time I did, and hell I remember this song gave my more experienced friends and me a little bit of a headache, special when we lost with less than a minute to go.