So, I thought I would start a thread, which will hopefully gain some support from you all.
My inspiration for this thread comes from the 'Beat of 2008' thread/countdown. I realised that there is a whole lot of music out there that I have never heard before, such as Britt Nicole, Siobhan Donaghy, Charlotte Perrilli, Thriving Ivory, Morgan Page, etc.
So every week, we all nominate one song that everyone else should listen to. The rules are as follows:
1. Everyone knows the Top 40 so do not recommend anything in the Top 40 at the time.
2. Try to recommend songs that can be streamed somewhere on the 'net. I use Myspace.com, purevolume.com, pitchforkmedia.com, absolutepunk.net, or songmeanings.net
3. Try to recommend songs from different artists from week-to-week, thus more awesome artists/songs may be uncovered.
EDIT///4. Try to explain what you like about the song and also where we can stream said song (sorry BeansterBarnes, lol).
So, if y'alll jump on board first, I will recommend after y'all!
Love the recurrent riff throughout the song. Unfortunately, I thought the singer was a little too Eddie Vedder/Scott Stapp. It may be just me, but I am over that style of singing. A very decent 3 Doors Down/Nickelback type of song, overall. Great first rec.
This is the same band that had that whistling song from a couple of years back (Young Folks). Their new song contains a demented children's choir, some phat beats, and the usually fantastic lyrics that always appear with these guys.
If you like alternative RnB, or Indie-with-beats, you will enjoy this (oh, and it premiered on Kanye West's blog!).
It can be streamed/downloaded for free (!) from here:
Good idea for a thread, but from my perspective, I'm gonna use this for older songs. I remember receiving a song from another, younger member and they had NO idea that the song was an older, and quite popular song.
I'm gonna suggest Judie Tzuke, "Stay With Me 'Til Dawn". First entering the Oz charts in 1980, this songs has a beautiful vocal that has been since remixed by Sydney's Wicked Beat Sound System.
This song is available on iTunes, so give it a preview.
@chri8topher: That is a very beautiful song, and I had no idea that Wicked Beat Sound System covered it! I love the string section in the bridge that leads up the last chorus, builds it all beautifully. And her voice is just heavenly!
@JMcN: I think that what you like about Speakerphone is what I don't like it about it. You say futuristic, I say robotic/emotionless. But I do really like the dirrty beat in the verses and the outro.
As for Kylie, I just don't think she had enough guts to make X a good album. 2 Hearts was a great track, but she also, reportedly, turned down Hot Chip's Ready For The Floor and Bloc Party's Flux, both of which each band wrote specifically for her at her request. Those would have been excellent singles for her.
Yeah, I understand why if you like Kylie, you wouldn't necessarily like 2 Hearts. But my favourite Kylie songs ever are Breathe, Do It Again, Some Kind of Bliss, Confide In Me, Where The Wild Roses Grow, and Love At First Sight. So, I like Kylie when she isn't being Kylie really, hence our different takes on her.
Peter, Bjork & John: "Nothing To Worry About"...I've never heard anything from these guys, but from this song, they sound like a "real" version of Gorillaz. Not bad, although I reckon that choir will be annoying after a few listens...heh heh! I'll give it 3 smiley faces.
Black Stone Cherry: "Please Come In"...actually not a bad song from BB! It's good to hear a band after so much "pop" on the charts. Pity KOL came in to steal this sort of bands' limelight. I would dig this on Guitar Hero!!!
Kylie Minogue: "Speakerphone"...less a pop song, more Kylie answering machine message. I wanted so much for "X" to be a hit album, it has lots of potential, and this song sounds good as part of that, but I'm afraid, as a single, it won't gain back those fans.
Justin Nozuka: "After Tonight"...this is nice, but just nice. This guy's too young for me too take him seriously for this type of music. That said, if his album was like this, would be great background music for an afternoon of beers.
This week's recommendation has been influenced by the upcoming Australia Day countdown, and one song on my list is 1985's "Too Young For Promises" by Koo De Tah. Lead by NZ singer Tina Cross, this Sydney band had only one minor hit after this, but this song will always be, for me, one of the greatest Aussie pop songs of all time.
@mono: Coming up with the goods! I really like this song, and the comparison to Jason Mraz is a good one. Justin's voice is much more 'pop' than Jason's jazzy style, but this is a beautiful song. Thanks for the tip! EDIT: One of the other tracks on his myspace, Mr Therapy Man, is also excellent.
EDIT (part 2): @chri8topher: How very '80s! The main thing that put me off in that song were the vocals. The beat was mad, and could totally be sampled/remade. But that chick and her affectations started to annoy me. Not a bad song though, and I can see why you like it. Last edited:
Will comment on mono and BB's new recommendations soon.
My rec. for the week is:
CHILDREN COLLIDE - Farewell Rocketship
These are guys are a great new Aussie band (their debut album The Long Now made the lower areas of the ARIA Top 100). This is an awesome rock ballad on the familiar lyrical lines of 'leaving the world, just you and me', and sounding like, well, a traditional 6/8 rock ballad!
The singer has a love-it-or-hate-it vocal style, but these guys will definitely feature in the Hottest 100 next week.
Check out the filmclip for this song on their myspace. It is odd, surreal and stylistically similar to Smashing Pumpkin's Tonight Tonight.
I have to Recommend a great band that not many people would know but would mostly likely remember "Somebody Help Me" from Tru Calling. You will have to listen to there other songs they are really good. "Full Blown Rose" are such a wicked band and they are very similar to Evanescence and they have a real great Pop/Rock sound going.
Hi guys, there's an amazing track out at the moment and is getting decent radio airplay, it's "Second Chance" by an American band called SHINEDOWN. I urge us all to get behind this track especially if your a rock fan, it's brilliant
Clinton what a great idea for a thread. You often have good ideas. I am familiar with Peter, Bjork & John: "Nothing To Worry About"... and I like this song. Infact I like everything I have heard from this Swedish duo although I do not own any albums, just a few track. The other songs I am yet to listen to. I will add some of my own songs to listen to when I have a chance.
Actually I have one now -try:
"Out of our heads" by Sheryl Crow
It is from her latest album Detours which was big in the states but not here where she can't even get radio play these days for her new songs. Although it is a little preaching, there are references to religion and US politics I do love the folksy rock sound she does so well. Give it a whirl on you tube or itunes and let me know what you think. I like lots of songs that don't hit the top 50.
Wow, I only just noticed this thread existed, I should venture into the lower sections more often! Great idea Clinton.
I also second Clinton's recommendation from a few months back - Children Collide 'Farewell Rocketship' it's an absolutely brilliant song, and I'm late coming to the party, only having it grow on me with the Triple J Hottest 100 CD. But it's still great.
Which leads to my recommendation. It will be familiar to JJJ listeners no doubt at all, however I know there are a lot here who aren't. Check out Bon Iver 'Skinny Love.' Again I'm late coming to the party on this one, only discovering it because of the Hottest 100 CD, but it is beautifully haunting. The emotion of the song really comes through in the vocals.
I have another recommendation too, this one is a more mainstream rock song. It's been out in America a while, and some of you have probably heard it (I know BB has for one) but many probably haven't. O.A.R. with 'Shattered (Turn The Car Around.)' It's a great rock ballad.
Here is a list of some of favorite songs that never get much attention witch is a shame because some of these songs are my favorites and have been for awhile now.
3 Doors Down - Fathers Son ABS Feat. Nodesha - Little Miss Perfect Alisha's Attic - I Won't Miss You Appleton - Fanatasy Ashlee Simpson - Just Let Me Cry Avril Lavighe - Get Over It Bethany Joy Galeotti - Halo Big Brovaz - Big Bro Thang Britney Spears - Boys and Girls Boys Like Girls - Hero Brielle Davis - Take It Off BT Feat. Rose Mcgowan - Superfabolous The Cab - Bounce Calling - For You Celebrity Drug Disasters - Getting Better Cherish - Killa Dash & Will - Fighting Over Nothing David Franj - Yellow Flowers Eden's Cruh - Get Over Yourself Electrovamp - I Don't Like The Vibe In The Vip Evanescence - Anywhere Ginny Owens - I Wanna Be Moved Gossip - Standing In The Way Of Control The Hot Lies - Promise Me Jeannie Ortega - Crowded Jem - 24 Kaci - Intertrvine Divine Lisa Loeb - Do You Sleep Lifehouse - Broken Lucy Woodward - Trust Me Marion Raven - Here I Am Megan Macaulay - Tap That Meredith Brooks - Wash Your Hands Michelle Branch - Here I Am Missing Hours - Machine Monique Brumby - The Change In Me Mutya Buena - Strung Out Natasha Bedingfield - Peice Of Me Nodehsa - Hot Paramore - Misery Buisness Play - I Must Not Chase The Rasmus - Funeral Song Shiny Toy Guns - Le Disko Snake River Conspiracy - Breed Staind - Right Here Stefy - Chelsea Taio Cruz/Lucina - Come On Girl Tali - Don't Be Sorry Three Days Grace - Never Too Late Tiffani Wood - Devil In Your Soul Tiaan Williams - Gonna Be On Top Veruca Salt - Shutterbug Willa Ford - I Wanna Be Bad Withing Temptation - What Have You Done
Another band that is doing well in the U.S & Canada is Nickelback's label mates Theory Of A Deadman. I think this i'll be right up your ally LIFTER
There first single lifted from their current album "Scars & Souveniers" was a track called 'Not Meant To Be'. I reckon it's better than Shinedown's 'Second Chance'. Other singles from the "Scars & Souveniers' album are 'Bad Girlfriend' & 'Hate My Life' which I play reguarly on Jammin
hehehhe i had Bad Girlfreind in my playlist a while a go now and and the band kept reminding me of Nickleback and i thought the sound was very similar and all and its funny that they do come from the same label and all.
Ill have to give a listen to Not meant To Be. Last edited:
On Youtube I had a listen to Not Meant To Be and Bad Girlfriend just for you Beanster and Not Meant To Be is OK I guess and Bad Girlfriend really sounds like Nickelbacks heavier stuff which am not a fan of unfortunetly. I've already heard Hate My Life on Jammin and it is alright too. I also heard All Or Nothing on Youtube which was not mentioned here. Not Meant To Be, Hate My Life and All Or Nothing sound very similar which is the only negative. Last edited:
Anyway... after debuting this week, I thought I would highlight the awesome-ness that is Art Vs. Science. They are Aussies and are sorta like a weirder version of The Presets meeting Architecture In Helsinki.
Parlez Vous Francais? is their new track and it is demolishing Triple J lately. It's a funky track, and can be streamed on their myspace.
I would like to recommend a couple of tracks from female fronted bands. First up is the Yeah Yeah Yeahs with Zero. It took me a while to get into, but now every time I hear it I like it more. Next up are a Canadian rock band Metric with Gimme Sympathy. I originally didn't think much of this track at all, and much preferred another from them (Sick Muse) but now I really enjoy this.
g'day, i recommend Green Days new album " 21st Century Breakdown " i've been listening to it non-stop since i got it. if you enjoyed " American Idoit " then you'll love this record. musically it has a similar structure eg. Rock Opera; but this time about a couple going through the ups and downs of life in the modern world, and like thier previous record captures the attitude of the times. 9/10
G'day, Eminem's new album is very funny, cool and everything you'd expect from this dude. It's alot better than his previous effort "Encore" which was released five years ago, this album he goes back to similar styles & themes that made his first album so in your face. It's real, scary, amusing, threating, patishce and Eminem all over again. 9/10
G'day, hi clinton already got thier new album " Veckatimest".
It's a great album, since our last posts i've listen to this album heaps more, and your correct with the beatles/the beach boys corrillation. Thier's very clear "Beatles" melodies going on fused with "1966 era" Brian Wilson harmonics, instumentation and production.
Initially the album seems like it's all been done before, but give it a few spins and your hooked. Thier is some modern vibe about it. I upgrade this album to 10/10 and in running for one of the best albums of 2009 Last edited:
I have another recommendation for everyone. It's from a Scottish band called Glasvegas. I really enjoy the entire album, but one track especially, 'Flowers and Football Tops,' written from the perspective of a mother whose son has died. That tells you a lot about how emotional the song is, I find it very affecting, but a brilliant song. On youtube here:
Sitting at No.2 in the UK charts this week is a new female singer called Pixie Lott. NOVA have started to play the single, "Mama Do (Uh Ho, Uh Ho), taken from her upcoming self-titled album. I just got a copy of the album, and she is brilliant. Lily Allen's smarts mixed with a bit of Gabriella Cilmi vocals and Regina Spektor's soaring voice. She also does covers of "Use Somebody" by KOL and "Apologize" by OneRepublic.
I agree with bulion on the recommendation of Pixie Lott. I heard her for the first time last weekend, and immediately liked her.
A new recommendation from me is for an artist some of you may already know, Little Boots. Her song 'New In Town' has been doing the rounds for a couple of weeks now, and it, along with the rest of her album is fantastic. The best comparison I can draw is to Ladyhawke, but there are elements of others in there as well, including Lily Allen. Last edited:
G'day, here's a couple off recent album's worth checking out.
1. Imidiwan : Companions - Tinariwen ********* A Saharan desert band that play a mixture of Sahara folk and blues, to very interesting effect. The majority of the album is recorded in the desert, check out the guitar drone of the sahara desert winds playing the strings at the end of the last track.
2. Embryonic - The Flaming Lips ******** Still very experimental by most artist's means, but this is believe it or not a more back to basics' style for the band in terms of record production. Still very trippy. more soon, enjoy Last edited:
I would like to recommend Shattered (Turn the Car Around) from an American rock band, O.A.R. to any softer rock fans. It's a 2008 track, and some members might know it, but I wasn't sure of that as it did chart in the US eventually, but not very high (not top 20). I love in it both the lyrics and the (?) instrument from the start. You can check it out on YouTube & iTunes.
Check out the White Rabbits. As you may have known, they have done really well in my charts this year, but I recommend them to anybody who likes indie rock. Top tracks from them are Percussion Gun, The Plot, While We Go Dancing, Fort Nightly, The Lady Vanishes, Midnight and I, Rudie Fails and They Done Wrong/We Done Wrong to name a few.
i like mark salling - pipe dreams and chillin on glee
as you all have picked up im a diehard shakira fan (which is probably annoying to many) but i do mean it when you should listen to - gypsy - mon amour - lo imprescindible - octavo dia - ciega sordomuda - estoy aqui - timor - dreams for plans(pretty meaningful) - your embrace - poem to a horse - tu (mtv unplugged)
G'day, glad a couple of you enjoy Vampire Weekend's "Contra", it's a brillant album that fuses african tribal rythms (like a 2010 version of Paul Simon's "Graceland") New York chamber music, 60's Pop/Rock and a nice contempary Pop/Rock twist. All makes for quite a unique sound.
check out Muse & Nic Cester Back In Black live at BDO
Timbaland/Katy Perry if we meet again Cascada Everytime We Touch The All American Rejects Move Along & Dirty Little Secret Mattafix Big City Life Hilltop Hoods Clown Prince Chemical Brothers Galvanize Yellowcard Lights and Sounds Korn Twisted Transistor Fort Minor Believe Me Rooster Come Get Some Audiobullys Shot You Down Seether Remedy Paris Avenue I Want You Infernal From Paris To Berlin End of Fashion O Yeah System Of A Down B.Y.O.B Stereophonics Dakota Amerie One Thing Akon Locked Up (first is always the best) fast crew I Got & It's The Incredible The Caesars Jerk it Out Destiny's Child Soldier Switchfoot Dare You To Move Nina Sky Move Ya Body The Rasmus In The Shadows Scribe Not many and Stand Up Thirsty merc Emancipate Myself The Darkness I Believe in a Thing Called love Powderfinger Sunsets Ludacris Stand Up fabolous Breathe Bowling For Soup 1985 Ciara Goodies
I'd like to recomend an unknown artist from Canada named Kate Voegele. I've been charting her current single Inside Out on my chart for a few weeks now and finally got her debut album yesterday, a very pleasent listen. Her debut single 99 Times is currently getting some airplay and even RAGE played the film clip Saturday morning. So check her out all you pop-suckers
I Saw 99 Times on Rage and it is good to see some Pop Rock Music out there instead of the Crapga type rubbish you get today (No Offence). But despite being slghtly catchy I don't see myself really liking it, it is OK though. Last edited:
I Don't really hate Modern Pop Music (Pop Rock I like a lot) but I there are plenty of things I do not like and unfortuately that type of Music is dominating the Charts and I use Gaga as an example because she is the Biggest Act in the World right now, I could have used Britney, Rihanna or Ke$ha as examples but they are not as big as they used to be (Except Ke$ha) and therefore are not as irratating. Last edited:
G'day, here's a couple of great new albums worth checking out:
1. Rush To Relax - Eddy Current Suppression Ring An awesome Aussie Punk album, these guys are taking thier music to new but familar lengths. Makes you want to rock your arse off.
2. Plastic Beach - Gorillaz Could be the best Pop/Hip-Hop album of the year, has a softer vibe from thier two previous outings, but still makes for an interesting listen, more progressive yet it's cool shit.
I was very disappointed with Plastic Beach too. I love their Demon Days work, and I loved Stylo, but I don't like the style they've gone into for the majority of their album, sorta like Superfast Jellyfish.
I just bought B.o.B's new album 'The Adventures of Bobby Ray'. Featuring the awesome songs 'Nothin' on You' with Bruno Mars and 'Airplanes' with Hayley Williams from Paramore, it also contains great tracks with appearances from Lupe Fiasco, T.I., Ricco Barrino, Eminem and more. I recommend it to good urban fans. Please support him
G'day, if your into Rock, than the new album from The Dead Weather "Sea Of Cowards" will put a smile on ya dial.
Similar to thier debut, it still captures the dark, decadant, mysterious and sometimes bruising vibe this super group produce. This second offering adds a slight, yet sublte twist to thier sound that gives it a fresh buzz.
If your a fan of Jack White it's a must, and for anyone looking for some rock music too piss the neighbours off with, this is your album. Last edited:
hey guys, i advise listening to ayumi hamasaki's 'You were...' from the album rock n roll circus, its not in english but its still a very enjoyable track, i am a big fan of this japanese pop star and have been for about 5 years
I Know I have said this before but I recommend Newton Faulknor - Over And Out. Over the past 2 Weeks I have gotten into the Track again after some months and it's charting well for Beanster. I Think it is his Best Single yet, even better then Dream Catch Me and If This Is It. Last edited:
Also would like to request Frank Turner - Isabel. Rage have been playing this recently at around 5-5:30AM and and my inital impression was that it is boring. But I won't be surprised if it grows on me. Beanster should know this Track since he IS an avid Rage fan lol. Last edited:
Just listened to the Frank Turner track since I hadn't heard it, and I really liked it! As long as I remember it exists and make myself listen to it (since I doubt it'll ever chart or get any radio play) it'll make my chart.
I have been enjoying the Tame Impala album as well, we've played it a little at work. Haven't heard the Midnight Juggernauts yet, but I know it's coming in the playlist soon.
Is the new Train 'If It's Love?' If it is, it's not bad, but nowhere near as good as Hey Soul Sister. I've listened to it a couple of times so far, and I'm liking it more each time so maybe it's a grower. It could go either way with you Lifter, my initial reaction is that you wouldn't like it, but I'm starting to think it'll grow on you.
G'day, Eminem's new album "Recovery" is worth checking out. It's a far better album than his last outing "Relapse". Alot of critics are calling it a return to form(late 90's-early 00's). I wouldn't go that far but it shows a renewd and confident Eminem doing his thang, which always makes for a rewarding listen.
Definitely going to check out 'Recovery.' I love most of Eminem's work, and the three songs from this album I have heard ('Not Afraid,' 'Love the Way You Lie' and 'Won't Back Down) are excellent. Hopefully the album proves to be great and not a disappointment like that awful Gorillaz album.
I want to recommend Mike Posner 'Cooler than Me', my current #1. A great pop-dance song with a hint of hip-hop (especially in the remix). Hopefully it will become a hit here, I have a feeling it will
G'day, here's a couple more albums worth having a listen too...
/\/\/\Y/\ (MAYA) - M.I.A. This is a difficult album to listen too at first, it's very dischordant and dissonant on many tracks, with few easy listening on the ears moments. But if your like myself and like to have a listening experience pushed a little bit than this album will impress. Difficult but very good.
The Suburbs - The Arcade Fire Simply like thier first two albums BRILLIANT. Anyone who already digs them, go get it.....NOW... and for anyone who doesn't, check it out instead of buying top 40 fodder.
Hmm, I've been debating whether to buy it or not. I already have purchased Broken, Send Me A Sign and Devastated from iTunes, and Catching Up is a B-Side of Broken so I have that too. Are any of the other tracks worth it? Is there anything that can match Broken?
G'day, here's a couple more lp's worth checking out...
1. Come Around Sundown - Kings Of Leon This album is NOT another "Only By The Night', but a close cousin if you get my drift. Overall it's alot mellower than the previous outing that occassionally harks back at thier early work (eg. Aha Shake Heartbreak). Some may be disappointed with the first few listens and some will be rewarded by extra listening. 7.5/10.
2. The Lady Killer - Cee Lo Green Quite simply a Pop-Soul masterpiece. If you like the lead single "Fuck You" (Forget You), then you'll love the entire album. Brillant 9/10.
G'day, here's a few new albums worth checking out....
1. Thank You, Happy Birthday - Cage The Elephant 2. Pink Friday - Nicki Minaj 3. Mine Is Yours - Cold War Kids 4. Kiss Each Other Clean - Iron And Wine 5. Computers And Blues - The Streets 6. Let England Shake - PJ Harvey
But its more of a single than an album, isnt it 392414. Awful crazy chris. Very cool album guru joe. TV On The Radio. They made a music video for the whole album... it stupidly amazing. Watch it here: >>>>>> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8B5GP0AiQMc <<<<<< Last edited:
Fantastic electro/slow trance/ambient song “Broken Hearts” from one-man band Summer Heart. For those that like atmospheric, chilled out songs. If today's charts were full of variety, there'd be room for a song like this. And the download (refer link) is yours at no cost. http://www.blalocksirp.com/new-music/4923-summer-heart
Taman Shud – Lady Sunshine This is a song album guru Joe would know. A beautiful jazzy progressive rock song from their 1969 album Evolution. Very good guitar solo, and a singing voice that takes you onto the waves. A massively underrated song and album and I'd gladly recommend it to anyone who surfs or lives near the beach. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=td_IWrhAtG0
Along bangalore's old Aussie artists line. I just have to recommend my favourite song of all-time. It's an oldie and I know it shows my age but it's been my favourite ever since I was a little tacker. The drummer with the beard in this clip - Stewie Speer - looks like quite a character indeed.
G'day, the Artic Monkeys new ablum "Suck It And See" is very cool... very much a layed back album compared to thier early releases. Thier seems too be alot more time and space on this effort.... artist who take the time with thier craft, that's what makes a great band or artist....growth, sorely lacking in alot of today's music!!!
I've recommended quite a few Aussie oldies already, but I'd like to recommend another one. This song was recorded way back in 1972/73 by Melbourne country-rock band the Dingoes, starring Broderick Smith on harmonica. I really like the rhythm on the acoustic guitar and the harmonica bits and I think you'd like them too. Many people don't know that this is the original, they think it was originally by James reyne and James Blundell, but they're wrong.
G'day, a couple of recent albums worth having a look at are.... Paul Simon's latest "So Beautiful Or So What" and Bon Iver's new self titled second album "Bon Iver" (by the way his stage name is taken from the term "bon hiver" meaning "good winter"). Both are Folk-Rock albums that present something a little different to the usual Pop/Dance material that seems to dominate the charts these days. Have a listen and be pleasantly suprised by the beauty of these records.
I would recommend this classic 90s song. It was a UK number one for 2 weeks and is the 72nd biggest selling single of all time in the UK. But yet, it never charted here. Something I find completely puzzling:
I really like this Australian singer called Israel Cruz. Have you heard of him before? He just released a new single called "Party Up" trust me you'll love this electro-urban party anthem if you like these kinda songs :
G'day, here's a few new albums worth having a look at....
* SMiLE (The SMiLE Sessions) - The Beach Boys The most famous unreleased album of all time until now!!! Recorded in late 1966 / early 1967, quite simply one of the greatest albums ever recorded...even it's only 90% complete
* Ceremonials - Florence + The Machine Bolder and darker than her first LP, but just as rewarding with few listens.
* Mylo Xyloto - Coldplay Different from what you might of expected from these guys, but thier are a few gems to be found on this album....definetly a sideways step rather than a step foward on a musical level.
And here's one for people who like to be challenged by thier listening experience...lol...it challenged my patience that's for sure...
* Lulu - Lou Reed & Metallica Not what anyone expected...it's not Lou Reed or Metallica as anyone expected...it's an avant garde piece of music...and avant garde is hard too get into in any form of the arts... basically it's absurd spoken poetry over heavy metal style riffing...bizzare to say the least and a challenge....lol
I've read a few negative posts about the album (Lulu) and i have a feeling that not many people on this site have even bothered too listen to the album and are just going off reviews posted in the media....
Yeah it's by no means a great album and would probably rate amongst the lowest of both Lou Reed's and Metallica's cataloges....but as i said "avant garde is hard too get into any form of the arts"....
It's more or less an invitation for people too try the bizarre and absurd...get out of the comfort zone of thier usual listen experience.
Personally i only give the album 6/10, but in it's defence it's alot more original and daring on an artistic level than alot of the pop machine shit that gets release these days...lol Last edited:
I have also heard Lulu in full now, and without hyperbole, I can say that it's the worst album I've ever heard in full. It's probably not the worst album ever, but I haven't come across one worse, and if I have, I've turned it off before I heard it all.
Thier's not many worse albums than "Lulu" by Lou Reed...stevometal....the only real shockers that comes to my mind is 1970's eponymous debut and 1975's "Metal Machine Music".
Other than that he's output is incredible, all The Velvet Underground albums are some of the best albums ever recorded...and he's solo gems "Transformer", "Berlin" and "Rock'n'Roll Animal" just to name a few...he's tribute to Andy Warhol with John Cale "Songs For Drella".....are all brillant and are far, far more superior than "Lulu" by light years...
By the way while i'm here everyone should check out those title's i've mentioned...all are a great listen Last edited:
Another song I like http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rbZQ4WqhFRU this has grown on me over the past month or so. This is the most stupid, unintelligent song I ever liked, but I find it very catchy, unfortunately. For fans of The Killers (and maybe Young The Giant) Last edited: