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post #16 of 44

Blu - No York

 

I was expecting Blu & Exile quality music. I got beats that are better without a rapper on them, with a bad rapper on them. Luckily some lo-fi new Blu & Exile album leaked making the total of blu's year o.k.

post #17 of 44

R.E.M. Collapse into Me has been highly disappointing for me.  It's no wonder they broke up after cutting it.  They weren't very inspired during the making of it.

post #18 of 44
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R.E.M. Collapse into Me has been highly disappointing for me.  It's no wonder they broke up after cutting it.  They weren't very inspired during the making of it.



It wasn't a great album but I thought it was more inspired than the previous 4 R.E.M albums.  I think "Collapse into Now" started and ended strong.  It just had a couple clunkers in the middle.  My expectations have been lowered with each passing year for R.E.M.  I guess that's why I wasn't at all disappointed with this one.  R.E.M. could have called it quits in 1998, and we wouldn't have missed anything essential.  But at least we know R.E.M. didn't leave anything in the tank.  

post #19 of 44

Oops!  I should be more careful when I type!
 

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It wasn't a great album but I thought it was more inspired than the previous 4 R.E.M albums.  I think "Collapse into Now" started and ended strong.  It just had a couple clunkers in the middle.  My expectations have been lowered with each passing year for R.E.M.  I guess that's why I wasn't at all disappointed with this one.  R.E.M. could have called it quits in 1998, and we wouldn't have missed anything essential.  But at least we know R.E.M. didn't leave anything in the tank.  



 

post #20 of 44

Opeth produced a letdown in 2011. Lucky it was a great year anyway!

post #21 of 44

I have to agree.  This year was the first time I actually had a tough time getting through an Opeth album.  Very disappointing indeed.
 

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Opeth produced a letdown in 2011. Lucky it was a great year anyway!



 

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I have to agree.  This year was the first time I actually had a tough time getting through an Opeth album.  Very disappointing indeed.
 



 



The plus is we have all their old releases to help us remember the place they once owned in the world of Metal.

post #23 of 44

The strokes-Angles

post #24 of 44
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I really liked Death Magnetic (and And Justice for All for that matter).

 

 

Yep, Lou's done and I thought Metallica was after St. Anger, but luckily they redeemed themselves to me with Death Magnetic.
 

 



 

i thought DM was a step in the right direction (not totally off the wall like st anger and not pandering to their old sound), however the smashing by the mastering engineer is so bad that it almost makes it impossible to enjoy the album.  Hope they'll release a remaster at some point (never thought i'd say those words!)

 

 

 

at first, like a lot of people i was really disappointed by kanye/jay-z in watch the throne, but the album absolutely grew on me over repeated listenings.  I think a lot of people felt the same way since it seemed to blow up just a little while back in a way that it seemed more well received recently than when it actually came out.

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i thought DM was a step in the right direction (not totally off the wall like st anger and not pandering to their old sound), however the smashing by the mastering engineer is so bad that it almost makes it impossible to enjoy the album.  Hope they'll release a remaster at some point (never thought i'd say those words!)

 

 

 

at first, like a lot of people i was really disappointed by kanye/jay-z in watch the throne, but the album absolutely grew on me over repeated listenings.  I think a lot of people felt the same way since it seemed to blow up just a little while back in a way that it seemed more well received recently than when it actually came out.

Good point, the mastering work was "less than ideal" with that one. I prefer my Guitar Hero version of the album...better SQ; go figure.
 

 

post #26 of 44
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I really liked Death Magnetic (and And Justice for All for that matter).

 

 

Yep, Lou's done and I thought Metallica was after St. Anger, but luckily they redeemed themselves to me with Death Magnetic.
 

 


Lulu was absolute garbage.

 

I really liked Death Magnetic, but the production was unbelievably bad.  Have you guys heard the Beyond Magnetic EP? It was pretty good....I was very happy listening to some decent metallica after lulu.

 


Edited by ObeyurMaster - 1/26/12 at 9:52pm
post #27 of 44

I own both Lulu and King of Limbs and agree that both are serious candidates, but my choice is The Director's Cut by Kate Bush. Fortunately she pulled the year back (and how!) with 50 Words for Snow.

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I own both Lulu and King of Limbs and agree that both are serious candidates, but my choice is The Director's Cut by Kate Bush. Fortunately she pulled the year back (and how!) with 50 Words for Snow.


You actually paid money for Lulu?  Oh man.  You are a braver man than I.  I heard a snippet of one song and wanted to cry.

 

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I sort of see In Rainbows as OK Computer Part II.  I don't see them every going back to '97 though, they seem more "Thom Yorke & Friends" than the cohesive band they once were.  

 


You must be familiar with this then....

 

 
 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

Radiohead: 01 and 10

 

Ten years after OK Computer shocked the world, Radiohead released In Rainbows on October 10 (10/10). Though no one was expecting the album to be released until 2008, Radiohead announced In Rainbows just ten days in advance. In Rainbows, which consists of ten letters, has ten tracks, and would be downloadable from a rumored ten servers.

Radiohead preceded the release of In Rainbows with nine cryptic messages. They repeatedly emphasized X, the Roman Numeral for ten, in phrases such as “March Wa X”, and “Xendless Xurbia”. The tenth message was posted on October 10 with a photo of the band drinking tea.

There has been a lot of speculation over Radiohead’s emphasis of ten surrounding the release of In Rainbows. One theory suggests that Radiohead was typifying a binary code of ones and zeros, 1010101010. This has come to be known as the Binary Theory, also called the TENspiracy by some.

Puddlegum first addressed the Binary Theory in Radiohead: 1010101010. Someone associated with Thom Yorke contacted Puddlegum, sharing Thom’s reaction to Puddlegum’s article:

“The meaning behind all of this is right in front of our faces, we’re just overlooking it. [Thom] has been expecting an article much like this one for a couple of years, as have I. But I’m willing to wager he’ll have fun waiting a few more. On the other hand, it seems to annoy him that no one ‘gets it’ yet, given the mountain of clues.”

 

Ten days after our original article, we have come to believe that OK Computer and In Rainbows were meant to complement each other. During the writing and recording process of OK Computer, Radiohead used the working title of Zeros and Ones. If OK Computer is represented by 01, and In Rainbows is represented by 10, then we have 01 and 10. In binary code 01 and 10 complement each other.

 

Consider that In Rainbows was meant to complement OK Computer, musically, lyrically, and in structure. We found that the two albums can be knit together beautifully. By combining the tracks to form one playlist, 01 and 10, we have a remarkable listening experience. The transitions between the songs are astounding, and it appears that this was done purposefully.

 

The lyrics also seem to complement each other. There appears to be a concept flowing through the 01 and 10 playlist. Ideas in one song is picked up by the next, such as “Pull me out of the aircrash,” and “When I’m at the pearly gates, this will be my videotape.”

To create the 01 and 10 playlist, begin with OK Computer’s track one, Airbag, and follow this with In Rainbow’s track one, 15 Step. Alternate the albums, track by track, until you reach Karma Police on OK Computer, making All I Need the tenth track on the 01 and 10 playlist. Follow Karma Police with Fitter Happier from OK Computer, for tracks eleven and twelve. These two tracks act as a bridge between the first ten and the following ten tracks on the 01 and 10 playlist. Then continue to alternate the albums again, picking up with Faust Arp on In Rainbows, with Electioneering on OK Computer as the following track.

 

Radiohead – 01 and 10 playlist:
1. Airbag (OK Computer)
2. 15 Step (In Rainbows)
3. Paranoid Android (OK Computer)
4. Bodysnatchers (In Rainbows)
5. Subterranean Homesick Alien (OK Computer)
6. Nude (In Rainbows)
7. Exit Music (For A Film) (OK Computer)
8. Weird Fishes/Arpeggi (In Rainbows)
9. Let Down (OK Computer)
10. All I Need (In Rainbows)
11. Karma Police (OK Computer)
12. Fitter Happier (OK Computer)
13. Faust Arp (In Rainbows)
14. Electioneering (OK Computer)
15. Reckoner (In Rainbows)
16. Climbing Up The Walls (OK Computer)
17. House Of Cards (In Rainbows)
18. No Surprises (OK Computer)
19. Jigsaw Falling Into Place (In Rainbows)
20. Lucky (OK Computer)
21. Videotape (In Rainbows)
22. The Tourist (OK Computer)

http://puddlegum.net/radiohead-01-and-10/

 

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You actually paid money for Lulu?  Oh man.  You are a braver man than I.  I heard a snippet of one song and wanted to cry.

 



"Damn you, Pre-order scheme!" mad.gif

 

Actually, I don't think the album is all that bad. Certainly it's not good, but it's much worse for Metallica fans than it is for Lou Reed fans, because it's pretty much a Lou Reed album. To be honest, it's a better Lou Reed album than The Raven which (damnit! when will I learn!) I also own.

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