I searched and found a couple of threads that are similar to this one, but I had something different in mind.
Your Album of the Month consists of just that, your album of the month. What is different here is:
- It will be only one each month for each person, and you'll have to include a good quality image of the cover.
- It is encouraged you post your thoughts on the album. No matter how short, crazy, long or eloquent they are.
- It can be any album, old or new, black or white, as long as it is music.
- It could be something you heard a lot something you heard just once but struck you as something special.
- It does not matter if someone has already posted Your Album of the Month; there can be repetitions, that just means the album is really good.
- It has to be as on rails as possible by just posting Your Album of the Month, and nothing else. If you want to further discuss an album with someone please do so by personal messages.
- It should sound specially well through headphones. Excellent recording sound quality is key.
I'll be the first then.
Tool - 10,000 Days
Rhythm: Vicarious, Jambi, The Pot, Rosetta Stoned and Right in Two; they all keep a rhythmic pattern with variations that ascend the most climatic moments of the album. Each of those climatic points represent a realization, wether it be that you vicariously live while the whole world dies, or that you **** your pants again. What is amazing is that they are written in a way that you can relate sonically, no matter what the lyrics say; the dominant medium here is the sound, the rhythm.
Trance: Wings for Marie, 10,000 Days, Lipan Conjuring, Lost Keys, Intension. They provide an ambient in which you can feel comfortable, relaxed; serving as important transits to the more rhythm and explosion loaded titles. Very climatic and ecstatic in their own sense, you can reach very high trancing levels with them.
Viginti Tres, a good, but quite scary closing.
Listening to the whole can be exhausting at times, and while the songs are very fluid between each other and connected, they can stand alone as single experiences.
If you have not heard Tool before, this can be one great introduction to them; it was for me.
Edited by JIGF - 11/30/11 at 11:58am