Saturday, January 8, 2011

Dorcel - Closer

I found this band online, when I heard their song Move Away on a music website, and it I really enjoyed it. The rest album is pretty good, but Move Away is easily the best song. I thought it was a pretty good album overall though. It's a pretty short album, so I'd recommend giving it a listen. Plus, they have a free download for it on their website, so won't be wasting any money if you don't like it.

Rating: 3/5 

Andrew Bird's Bowl of Fire - Oh! The Grandeur

I just recently discovered this album and was very impressed with it. I would describe it as Swing mixed with Indie rock. Andrew Bird is an extremely talented musician and I have been listening to his music every day since I first discovered him a few weeks ago. I love his own unique style he has. He is also a great lyricist, which really compliments his great music. I would recommend this to you if you want to hear some good music.

Rating: 4/5 

Radiohead - The Bends

Radiohead is one of my favorite bands, and The Bends is (if I had to choose) my favorite album by them. Thom Yorke is a great singer and lyricist. I also really like some of the guitar riffs on some of these songs. This album was a big hit in the UK, but not so much in the US. Though not popular at the time it became more of a classic by them. If you haven't heard Radiohead, this album would be a great place to start.

Rating: 5/5


Ratatat is an electronic rock duo, who have released many great albums. I really enjoy listening to these guys every so often. They make some great instrumental electronic rock, that's nice to sit back and listen to. These guys have also worked with MGMT and Kid Cudi and other artists to produce some good songs. They also have a very unique style, which I really like.

Sick Puppies - Tri-Polar

Tri-Polar by the Sick Puppies is a great hard rock album. You can really feel the singer's emotion in a lot of these songs. I also really some of the bass riffs. In fact the bassist has some good parts in songs on this album. I like that considering in most modern hard rock, the bassist doesn't really do much other than play along with the main guitarist. Going back to the singer and such, I also really like the lyrics. Overall the album is pretty good.

Rating 3/5

Kanye West - My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy

I'm not this biggest fan of a majority of Today's Hip-Hop, but this album is amazing. I've always thought Kanye's music was alright, but I've taken much interest in it. This album seems to be his best work yet, though. I've been listening to it a lot these past few weeks and I love it. I'd recommend this album to anyone, even if you're not a big fan of hip-hop. It's amazing and is a good example of pop music that actually deserves to be popular.

Rating: 4.5/5

Neutral Milk Hotel - Aeroplane Over The Sea

I just discovered this album recently, despite it being out for over ten years, and I must say that I wish I had heard it sooner. This album is great and I'm glad I discovered it. Most of my thanks goes to an online music community that considers it one of the best albums ever made. I can't say I necessarily disagree either. When I first heard it, I listened to it from beginning to end, and was amazed. It's so calm and melodic. If you haven't heard this album yet, you should. That's really all I have to say.

Rating: 5/5 

Billy Talent - Billy Talent

A friend showed me this band a few years ago and I took an instant liking to them. The album I'll be talking about here is their first, and in my opinion, best album. Billy Talent is one of the better bands in today's "Alt Rock" scene. This album was more of an underground hit, but the first single "Try Honesty" gained some mainstream success. Pretty much all of the songs on this album are awesome, and even the ones that aren't are still pretty good.

Rating: 4/5

Beck - Modern Guilt

To start off, let me say that this album is awesome. It's been one of my favorites as of late. Out of the albums I've heard by Beck, this one is my favorite. It's great to listen to when you just want to sit back and chill. All the songs on this album are great, there's no filler tracks. Beck is an extremely talented musician and this album really shows it.

Rating: 5/5 

Subatomicglue - Selling Your Friend (For Cash)

This album is pretty good. It isone of the better electronic/synth albums I've ever heard. You can tell they put some effort into it and it's great. One of the big things is that it's not nearly as repetitive as most modern electronic music. Not all the tracks are that great, but overall it's a good album.

Rating: 3.5/5