January 1, 2008

'07's Music to Love More Than Music: Like, pt. 5

The Receiving End of Sirens - The Earth Sings Mi Fa Mi
At times reminiscent of NIN, but they're slowly carving their own niche in the Pop Hardcore scene.
The Receiving End of Sirens - A Realization of the Ear

Queens of the Stone Age - Era Vulgaris
It was fun and good and just like their old stuff and ... well ... I guess I only just like QotSA. I can listen to it, but it just doesn't pump me up.
Queens of the Stone Age - Suture Up your Future

Pig Destroyer - Phantom Limb
Pretty brutal, but no revolution. Business as usual.
Pig Destroyer - Thought Crime Spree

Nekromantix - Life is a Grave and I Dig It
Psychobilly has rarely been more ridiculous or energetic. I'm not the biggest psychobilly fan, so the fact that I like it is impressive.
Nekromantix - Life is a Grave and I Dig It

Pain - Psalms of Extinction
You know, I always initially like the songs Pain makes, but then the grinding guitar work has this hypnotic effect that seems to just put me to sleep. This album is a whole heck of a lot better than the last ones in that regard.
Pain - Nailed to the Ground

Porcupine Tree - Fear of a Blank Planet
Reminiscent of Ayreon albums, I have a feeling that the only reason I didn't love this album was because I didn't get a chance to listen to it very many times.
Porcupine Tree - My Ashes

HRSTA - Ghosts Will Come and Kiss Our Eyes
GY!BE side project? Of course I like it. But I'd have loved it if there was more to it. It was nice.
HRSTA - Tomorrow Winter Comes

Mika - Life in Cartoon Motion
Adorable and the like. Not totally my cup of tea, but I recognize good quality music when I hear it.
Mika - Relax, Take It Easy

Chip Christy - Moods Unwind
This guy's been doing this for quite some time, and good god he's learned a lot in his few years of playing and touring (6!). He'll be the new Josh Ritter.
Chip Christy - Mood Unwind

Tarja Turunen - My Winter Storm
So ... yeah. This is ... awkward. Nightwish fired her, and then released their new album with their new lead singer ... and it was pretty good. Then, Tarja Turunen released her album, and it ... well ... it's just ridiculous ... and not in the best of ways. It's still got it's high points, but it just seems like an girlfriend making a ridiculous effort to show up her ex. But, again, it's got it's high points.
Tarja Turunen - I Walk Alone

Gov't Mule - Mighty High
Here's the thing: I really hate jam bands. I just can't stand them. But, for some freaking reason, Gov't Mule is just rad (sometimes). I think their song Soul Shine won me over, so I always feel like I need to give them a shot. And this album was actually fairly favorable.
Gov't Mule - I'm a Ram

Dimmu Borgir - In Sorte Diaboli
There is a reason I call these guys the Kings of Death Metal, and it's stuff like this. This album is epic. But, for some reason, it just doesn't call out to me any more...
Dimmu Borgir -The Serpentine Offering

Elk City - New Believers
Folkish (at times) Indie Pop mixed with Classic Rock n Roll. I think seeing them live would make me like them more, but this album was decent
Elk City - White Walls

Parov Stelar - Shine
Intelligent mixture of Breakbeats, sampling, electronica and jazz. The album reminds me a lot of Play by Moby, except I actually like this album
Parov Stelar - Charleston Butterfly (feat. Gabriella Hanninen)

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