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Danger mouse & Daniele Luppi - Black ft Norah Jones

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Originally Posted by Oneiric Moor View Post
 

I'm listening: Opeth - Blackwater Park

 

but ouch.. I don't like growl :( 

 

 


the musicianship is so good, most of us that like Opeth get past the growling. If you're not used to extreme prog it's jolting at first.

 

In fact they are a gateway "extreme metal" band for many....myself included. Almost a separate category unto themselves.

 

They moved from all DM vocals to all clean vocals. My favorite album is Ghost Reveries. I think it splits the two styles really well.

 

I like a lot of mellow rock and indie, folk etc. But something about all clean vocals with Opeth doesn't completely jell for me. They start sounding too sterile for me. I like the contrasts between heavy and light with Opeth. The all clean approach lacks the dynamics that I get with more traditional progressive rock like Porcupine Tree, Yes, King Krimson, etc. IMO 

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Grado love for the evening

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Grado love for the evening

Know nuthin' 'bout the artist but that's a fantastic album cover!

post #52520 of 71017

My nephew introduced me to the Rock group about 6-7 years ago. They have some great selections and really enjoy them with Grado

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Oh hell yeah.

 

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The Complete Jack Johnson Sessions

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Originally Posted by OddE View Post
 

This.

 

Brilliant album by one of the most productive and quirky artists there is, William Oldham.

 

I've been working way too much, so I've fallen behind on this thread. It's nice to see someone listening to Will Oldham, aka Bonnie 'Prince' Billy, aka Palace Brothers, aka Palace Music, etc. I'm a fan of his work. :beerchug: 

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I posted this album recently, but I'm going to post it again. I'm diggin' this new album by Jessica Lea Mayfield. I guess I would say some of it sounds like Nirvana with female vocals, but that's just a wild generalization. A friend of mine here on the forum pointed out that the intro to the second track on the album is a rip-off of Blue Oyster Cult's "(Don't Fear) The Reaper." He's right that the intro is a rip-off, but the song is still a completely different song. I would say she's got Nirvana and Blue Oyster Cult influences, but she's doing a good job of making them her own. There are also a lot of other influences. This is one of my favorites of 2014 so far.

 

Give it a try if any of the above sounds interesting to you:

 

 

Jessica Lea Mayfield - Make My Head Sing... (2014)


Edited by StratocasterMan - 5/24/14 at 1:00am
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Originally Posted by Assy McGhee View Post
 

One of my favorite albums of all time. Awesome, awesome.

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Heck yeah

A younger me couldn't deal with this
Now it just touches a pleasure center in my brain
Gives me chills

So much so-called punk/experimental music has its roots I'm this record
Stooges, black flag, sonic youth and on and on

Much respect
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Originally Posted by markm1 View Post
 

the musicianship is so good, most of us that like Opeth get past the growling. If you're not used to extreme prog it's jolting at first.

 

In fact they are a gateway "extreme metal" band for many....myself included. Almost a separate category unto themselves.

 

They moved from all DM vocals to all clean vocals. My favorite album is Ghost Reveries. I think it splits the two styles really well.

 

I like a lot of mellow rock and indie, folk etc. But something about all clean vocals with Opeth doesn't completely jell for me. They start sounding too sterile for me. I like the contrasts between heavy and light with Opeth. The all clean approach lacks the dynamics that I get with more traditional progressive rock like Porcupine Tree, Yes, King Krimson, etc. IMO 

 

I second that. Blackwater Park and Ghost Reveries are my favorites. Of all the groups I've heard that use "growls", "screamo", etc (pick your favorite), I think Opeth does it judiciously, and only when it seems most appropriate to the song. It's not an all-or-nothing proposition (as some groups are).

 

Personally, when I listen to these guys, I think of a mixture of Pink Floyd and Black Sabbath, with the addition of the occasional growls. Then it makes perfect sense.

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Darren Korb -- Transistor Original Soundtrack

 

Darren Korb, from indie game developer Supergiant Games, has struck again with music from his second game, Transistor. He hasa lready blown me away four years past with the soundtrack for Bastion, so it should come as no surprise that he's done it again this time around. The album takes a more futuristic theme throughout (following with the game's theme), which contrasts the frontier-like landscapes of Bastion.

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