I can't seem to be getting enough of Jeff Buckley's Grace right now. Pure beauty.
On another note, both Escape the Fate and Good Charlotte's new albums - of course - are awful.
However, Underoath's new track "In Division" is great; Disambiguation drops next Tuesday and will probably be my top 5 for me.
Reviews I'll have up this week: Blank Page Empire's debut record, Sinners, Thieves, and Beggars (RIYL: As Cities Burn) Scarlet Grey's Fancy Blood EP (RIYL: late AFI) Commerce's The Things I Say Vs. The Things I Mean (RIYL: Death Cab For Cutie-esque music) A Bullet For Pretty Boy's Revision:Revise, an unexpectedly decent heavy release.
Great music, filmed wonderfully, odd film in general but nonetheless very artistic.
Anyways, all that really matters is the music, which was fantastic. Very excited for Kanye's My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy to drop November 22nd, and his G.O.O.D Friday tracks have all been great, as well. Keep 'em coming.
Between his G.O.O.D Friday tracks, singles, and now this video, there's no question that Kanye West is the most creative, innovative hip-hop artist of today.
Tomorrow (Oct 24) my reviews for The Scenic's Bipolaroid (Victory Records) and Your Demise's The Kids We Used To Be (Viisible Noise/Rise) will be up.
Next week (Oct 31) my reviews for Tumbledown's Empty Bottle will be up as well as Like The Star's The Guidelines of Love & Lies.
I also just received A Bullet For Pretty Boy's upcoming record, Revision:Revise, off Razor And Tie/Artery Foundation. Although I'd never listened to the band before, the record isn't bad - solid heavy release. I'll have first impressions on it in a blog on here next week, as well.
After reading all the hype about Rdio, I did a free three-day trail and ended up getting the $5 a month subscription.
The program is simply fantastic. I had used Spotify a few months back when that sampler version of it was around in the US, and Rdio compares wonderfully, as they're incredibly similar.
The fact is, the cost is only $5 a month ($10 for mobile use) for unlimated streaming of thousands of records and discographies. All of the music is simply right there - just a click away. I highly recomeend this for everyone on this site; it's revolutionary.
Through Rdio in just a week, I've discovered many bands that I've always been meaning to listen to but just had never gotten around to hearing. In just a week I've finally discovered bands/artists including fun., Mute Math, Glassjaw, Converge, Mastodon, Copeland, etc. It's simply unbelievable.
If you're interested, a free three-day trial is available at www.rdio.com. Let me know if you have any questions!
I simply cannot get enough of this album. I've loved all of JEW's previous releases - Futures being my favorite - and I feel that Invented could end up being my favorite record by them. Adkin's lyrics are pristine as always, his vocals soar, and the guitars and drums form around his sound better than ever.
It's the perfect record as the fall weather comes. Highly recommended for the die hard Jimmy Eat World fan or for anyone looking to check them out for the first time.