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Loveless (Re-mastered By Kevin Shields) (2CD)
Loveless (Re-mastered By Kevin Shields) (2CD)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful distorted indie music, 1 Jan. 2015
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I bought this album for my big sister as a Christmas present as she's into shoegaze music and I am as well. I honestly never listened to My Bloody Valentine much before but this album is a terrific lush sounding indie record from the Irish dream pop group. The guitars really take centre stage here over the vocals which create this very ethereal sound similar to The Jesus and Mary Chain, another popular band from the shoegaze scene. I'm really love with this album and I can see why My Bloody Valentine are such an influential act on several alternative and hard rock bands (they were a huge influence on The Smashing Pumpkins and Deftones).


Around The Fur
Around The Fur
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5.0 out of 5 stars Deftones were unstoppable even before White Pony., 19 Dec. 2014
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Around the Fur was released during Deftones' nu metal days before they delivered their avant-garde opus White Pony and were still sinking their feet into the alternative metal scene. This album may not be their best but it's still an all around fantastic album with intense guitar melodies and raw production. Chino Moreno's vocals are some of the best in metal, ranging from eerie whispers to tortured melodic singing to head splitting screaming. As soon as the drums and the guitars burst through on 'My Own Summer', this album just grips you and excites you with ten tracks of nu metal brilliance. A powerful record from one of the best metal bands ever and a must own.


Warning
Warning
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5.0 out of 5 stars Sorely underrated album from Billie Joe, Mike and Tre., 14 Dec. 2014
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This review is from: Warning (Audio CD)
Green Day are one of the most proficient acts of the pop punk crowd as they seem to skirt the line between the two fusions very well and make music that can still be enjoyed by punk music lovers. The only other band I can think of to do that is My Chemical Romance. After garnering huge success in the 90s with albums like Dookie and Nimrod, the trio emerged with Warning which possessed a stylistic change from their pop punk leanings. The album draws heavily from Bob Dylan with its use of acoustic instrumentation whilst still retaining their punk roots (folk punk basically). In my opinion, this album, whilst not their best, is a really underrated record that showed them maturing and pulling off a different sound very well and one of their finest in my opinion. From the pleasant acoustic guitars of the opening title track to the loud punk of '86', this album flows very well. Even before American Idiot, this band were producing some solid records and this is surely one of those records. These guys, along with My Chem, were my childhood.


The Reason
The Reason
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2.0 out of 5 stars Lightweight by the numbers American hard rock with mild potential., 13 Dec. 2014
This review is from: The Reason (Audio CD)
Hoobastank are another band from the post-grunge scene that have come under fire for their brand of middle of the road and safe hard rock tunes. They are not as cringe inducing and formulaic as Nickelback or Matchbox Twenty but have the tendency to fall into that trap with songs like 'Same Direction' and the infamous title track which is essentially 'mopey love ballad 101'. The lyrics to it are so cliche and tripe that you'd expect to hear it covered on X Factor. With that said, for every terrible song that Hoobastank put out, there's always a song that is semi-decent and has potential or even a good song overall. The best song on this album would have to be 'Out of Control' which is more upbeat but still has a chaotic nu metal vibe to it that makes it listenable at least and once you hear it, it's unlikely going to leave you. Unfortunately, there's very little to recommend about this album other than that one good song. It's pretty much just a Z-grade Incubus record with the occasional lapse into bland post-grunge power ballad territory. In short, skip this and listen to Incubus instead or even Linkin Park.


21st Century Breakdown
21st Century Breakdown
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3.0 out of 5 stars Overlong and forgettable in places but some great tunes make it a decent album, 13 Dec. 2014
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Ever since American Idiot, Green Day have often tried to replicate the success of their hugely popular rock opera. Their latest release was in the form of the back-to-back album trilogy, Uno, Dos and Tre which boasted some great songs on each album but was let down by some toned down middle of the road songs that lacked the punky edge the band had on many of their early albums. 21st Century Breakdown was released five years after American Idiot and the band were still riding on the success of that album and wanted to capitalised on its success. This album is pretty much 'American Idiot II' in its pompous delivery and bloated length (18 tracks in total). It's by no means a bad album and I still go back to it many times as it has some fantastic songs ('East Jesus Nowhere' and '21 Guns' are some of the best the band have put out lately). Billie Joe Armstrong's vocals and guitar melodies still remain impressive and Mike Dirnt and Tre Cool offer great support as well. However, many tracks just come off as forgettable and you overlook them after listening to them. It's an ambitious album that should be given a listen if you're a Green Day fan (especially if you love American Idiot) but don't go in expecting this to be on par with it or any of their early albums like Dookie or Warning. Still better than Uno, Dos and Tre though.


Disintegration [Remastered]
Disintegration [Remastered]
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5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful, mysterious and all around an essential album, 2 Dec. 2014
With a wide body of work, The Cure remain one of the most influential British rock groups of the past three decades. The goth rock pioneers led by the enigmatic Robert Smith delivered their best album with Disintegration, one of my favourite albums of all time. Fans of the band's early darker gothic tunes from albums like Seventeen Seconds and Pornography as well as their more poppy new wave albums like The Head on the Door and Kiss Me, Kiss Me, Kiss Me will love Disintegration as it combines elements of both those phases into one lush sounding collection of atmospheric songs. 'Plainsong' utilises kaleidoscopic guitars to create a beautiful but weird sound. 'Pictures of You' and 'Lovesong' are affectionate love ballads that manage to not be too sappy whilst 'Lullaby' captures the very nightmarish essence that the album possesses. 'Fascination Street' has a great thunderous bass riff from Simon Gallup that permeates the whole album and remains one of the band's most underrated singles (I was bemused about how it didn't make it one the greatest hits album). The Cure remain one of my all time favourite bands and this album is sure proof of their greatness.


Highly Evolved [Australian Import]
Highly Evolved [Australian Import]
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5.0 out of 5 stars Psychedelic, garage, punk, grunge. Whatever you call it, it's fantastic., 2 Dec. 2014
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This little band from Australia are one of the most exciting and vastly underrated indie acts of the 2000s. Blending 60s psychedelia with garage punk and grunge, The Vines really deliver with some huge hooky numbers with a non-mainstream attitude as exemplified by frontman Craig Nicholls' slit throat raspy vocals. Highly Evolved is a terrific debut album and remains the only album from them that has garnered considerable acclaim (which I find shocking as Winning Days and Vision Valley are classics too). You have punky tracks like 'Outthaway' and 'Get Free' along with more trippy psychedelic ones like 'Homesick' and 'Factory'. What I love about The Vines is that they have a very original sound inspired by various rock subgenres that make them so unique. This album is worth a listen if you love The Beatles and Nirvana and garage-inspired indie bands like The Strokes and The Hives. A very underrated classic.


Meltdown
Meltdown
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5.0 out of 5 stars Ash evolve seamlessly from Britpop punks to intense hard rockers., 21 Nov. 2014
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After three great albums filled with some powerful radio-friendly rock tunes, Ash delivered a heavier and darker sounding record with Meltdown, their fourth full length studio release. Whilst their early sound can be described as early Manic Street Preachers meets Weezer, Meltdown's sound is more of in the same vein as American hard rock acts like Green Day and Incubus. Whilst the band still retain their Britpop sound on tracks like 'Starcrossed', they deliver more fast paced almost metal sounding numbers like 'Orpheus' and 'Evil Eye'. The standout track is definitely 'Clones' which was used as the theme song to the Star Wars FPS game Republic Commando. The song has a very hard hitting riff with angst filled lyrics which people could attribute to personal problems with people whether a politician who contradicts him/herself or if you fancied someone who you see as unique and turns out to be as vapid as everybody else. This is on par with the band's fantastic debut album 1977 as my favourite Ash album and a cool rock record.


Intergalactic Sonic 7"s: The Best of Ash
Intergalactic Sonic 7"s: The Best of Ash
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5.0 out of 5 stars Ash's greatest hits from 1994-2001 all in one epic collection., 20 Nov. 2014
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If you're a fan of Northern Ireland natives Ash, then this 2002 greatest hits release of all their hit singles from their 1994 EP Trailer to their critically acclaimed third album Free All Angels is absolutely worth your time. Ash are one of those bands that can produce some truly great pop songs (they are basically a pop rock band, you can't deny that) and one of the most underrated bands from the 90s Britpop scene. Their songs are competently written with intense instrumentation and really get into your head with hits like 'Oh Yeah' and 'Jesus Says'. Other standouts include the pop punk tune 'Burn Baby Burn' (which is often regarded as the band's signature song) and the Incubus-esque 'Numbskull' which is overloaded with angsty lyrics and use of decks. The second disc includes some great B-sides as well like the band's awesome cover of the Cantina Band song from Star Wars (highlighting the band's love for the saga). Because this was only released in 2002 however, singles from Meltdown and Twilight of the Innocents are missing from it. Personally though, I'd say buy this and then get the last two studio albums as this has all the cool B-sides that are missing from the more recent greatest hits release. I'm normally someone who prefers buying the studio albums but Intergalactic Sonic 7's is definitely an exception.


Origin of Symmetry
Origin of Symmetry
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5.0 out of 5 stars Where Muse became the band I love today, 1 Sept. 2014
This review is from: Origin of Symmetry (Audio CD)
After their debut Showbiz brought them moderate success, Muse really beefed themselves up with their second outing. Origin of Symmetry showed the trio progressing in their atmospheric rock almost-metal sound. Often regarded as their finest album, this is filled with some classic hard rock anthems that make it a modern classic. The band really made themselves their own on Origin and delivered some amazing 11 songs.

Origin of Symmetry expands upon the sound on Showbiz. Showbiz was criticised at the time for being too similar to Radiohead with its mix of noisy hard rock tunes and more melancholy ballads. Showbiz was on the whole a great album that lacked the same punch that the band's later work would possess yet benefited with some powerful songwriting and Matt Bellamy's harmonious vocals. This album retains those elements with a more ambitious and experimental edge. From the electronic beats in the intro to 'New Born', this album really pulls you in. 'New Born' is a great song to open the album as it starts with a soft and melodic keyboard into a bombastic metal song with dystopian lyrics. 'Bliss' also opens with an atmospheric piano medley before exploding with some great guitar work from Bellamy along with some impressive falsetto vocals from him.

'Plug In Baby' was the first single released from the album and is a fan favourite with its hard-hitting distorted guitars and memorable hooks and chorus. It's definitely one of my favourite Muse songs and immediately gets into your head when you hear it. 'Hyper Music' has less of a catchy ring to it and has more of a noisy metallic edge to it. The way Matt Bellamy sings 'I don't want you, I never did' just feels spiteful and really gives the song its power. The cover of 'Feeling Good' is absolutely amazing as well, retaining the original song's jazz melody with a progressive edge.

Of the non-singles, 'Citizen Erased', 'Space Dementia' and 'Dark Shines' are standouts. 'Citizen Erased' really proves Matt's range in his vocals and is a terrific 7 minute post-rock epic. 'Space Dementia' is really atmospheric with some tingling pianos in the background (and has a title taken from a laughable line of dialogue in that terrible Michael Bay film Armageddon). 'Dark Shines' has a very memorable Bond like guitar riff and sounds like it could've been a potential single.

Origin of Symmetry is an absolute masterpiece that shows what an already good band sinking their teeth and becoming greater and maturing in their sound. In terms of my favourite Muse album, I find it hard to decide between this, Absolution and Black Holes. All three of them are amazing with an eclectic rock sound that shows how great a band they are. Origin deals with more complex themes whilst Absolution has more of an apocalyptic and darker feel to it that I love and Black Holes is more emotional with elements of space and funk rock. All three are in my top 20 favourite albums of all time however and this album remains a great essential listen after over a decade. A definite recommendation.


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