Rise Against - Appeal to Reason
AWOLNATION - Megalithic Symphony
The Black Keys - El Camino
Skee-lo - I Wish
Semisonic - Feeling Strangely Fine
I really like Rise Against's take on accessible melodic hardcore (even if melodic hardcore is pretty accessible by default)
I can't seem to find anything like RA that has the same kind of feeling around it. Tim's vocals are incredible; I don't usually like screaming but he does it perfectly, and everything else he sings is wonderful as well of course. He's also got some great lyrics, and they're all very good musicians.
just got these:
(Cowboy Bebop OST 1)-Yoko Kanno
(Kirby's Dream Collection Soundtrack)-???
(Departures OST)-Joe Hisaishi
(Spirited Away Image album)- Joe Hisaishi
Haven't purchased much music lately, but here are the latest.
LPs (Click to show)
Symbion Project - Immortal Game [10th anniversary limited edition autographed, hand-numbered 2LP]
I believe I already reported this one when I pre-ordered it all the way back in January. Well, now that the vinyl is finally here I simply must post it again with pix. Kasson was also giving away one of the five test pressing copies to one lucky person who pre-ordered the vinyl, and guess who won it! Picture of test pressing copy no. 3 below, naturally signed by Kasson himself. This is certainly one of the rarest things I own, and something I shall cherish.
CDs (Click to show)
Carducci Quartet - Glass: String Quartets nos. 1-4
There are no words to describe how much I love the music of Philip Glass. I have never heard any of his string quartets, so this album was very tempting. I did some quick reading with my phone while at the store and read that this CD by Naxos is fully competent even if many consider the recording by Kronos Quartet to be the reference recording out there at the moment. Unfortunately this is all my local record store had and I try to buy as much of my music locally whenever possible, so I decided to go with it since the price was so affordable for a classical release. This is my first Naxos release and I haven't listened to it yet, so I hope it will be to my liking.
Miles Davis - Bitches Brew [Mobile Fidelity hybrid 2SACD]
Those who don't have a turntable can finally get what is likely the next best thing and order the fresh SACD version of this absolutely essential album by MoFi.
Opeth - Pale Communion [deluxe edition CD+BD]
I haven't heard this album yet, but based on the fact almost all Opeth fans seem to hate it I expect to love it. We'll have to see though. If this is half as good as Heritage, I will be more than satisfied.
Beatport (Click to show)
aran - Golden Yellow
iTunes Store (Click to show)
AVTechNO! - レメアリネス (Remeariness)
オカメP (okameP) - Erica
What an incredible single this is. Highly recommended.
U2 - Songs of Innocence
U2 has never really done anything for me. I downloaded this since it was free, but I'm not sure if I'll ever listen to it. Mentioning it here just for the sake of completion.