Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Atmosphere

God Loves Ugly is the third LP by the Minneapolis based hip-hop duo Atmosphere. Slug (pictured above) often raps about personal accounts of his life and his difficult, often destructive relationships with women.



Seven's Travels marks Atmosphere's mainstream success debut. Trying to Find A Balance and National Disgrace were made into singles and videos were made for both.
Seven's Travels




Atmosphere's fifth studio album isn't quite as consistent as previous CDs like the ones posted above, but it isn't lagging far behind. This album features favorites like The Arrival, Smart Went Crazy, Angelface, and Watch Out.
You Can't Imagine How Much Fun We're Having

Either/Or, my personal favorite Elliott Smith album, was released in 1997 and is his third CD. Three of the songs were featured in the Good Will Hunting soundtrack (Angeles, Say Yes, and Between the Bars).
Elliott Smith- Either/Or



XO marks Elliott Smith's major label debut on DreamWorks records. Released only a year after Either/Or, it has more up-tempo songs with drums. While this does slightly take away from the usual 'a guy singing with a guitar' sound of Elliott Smith, it's not to say the songs aren't excellent.
There's not much to be said here. Ear Bleeding Country is the best of Dinosaur Jr., the alternative rock band from Massachusetts. Being fans of Nirvana, they have a distinctive sound characterized by their extensive use of feedback and distortion and J Mascis' nasal voice. My favorites are In A Jar, Freak Scene, Repulsion, and the horn led I'm Insane.
Beyond is Dinosaur Jr.'s first album since 1998, but it's like Mascis, Barlow, and Murph all took a time machine back to when they played together to record this album. Their trademark sound is definitely still intact here. It was released on May 1st of this year, although it was leaked four months prior. Personal favorites include Back to Your Heart, Almost Ready, and We're Not Alone.

Monday, July 9, 2007

Tuesday, July 3, 2007

music after all

Ugly Casanova is Isaac Brock's (of Modest Mouse) side project. They sound like a sometimes more up tempo Modest Mouse with more instruments. Things I Don't Remember is my favorite song.
Ugly Casanova- Sharpen Your Teeth



Pavement- Slanted and Enchanted pt.1
Pavement- Slanted and Enchanted pt.2



The Smiths are really good. Band members include now Modest Mouse's Johnny Marr and the new solo Morrissey. They're from the 80's era, but the music and lyrics are still legit today. My personal favorites are How Soon Is Now, I Want the One I Can't Have, and The Headmaster Ritual.
The Smiths- Meat is Murder

Sunday, July 1, 2007

MIXX

These are just three all around great albums. Get them all.




Girl Talk - Night Ripper
A very interesting album... All the tracks are are just very very well mixed and matched songs put together to form one perfect seamless album from one end to the other. Very hard to describe but give it a chance and let it play through and you will grow to love it like all of us have :).

My personal favorite Radiohead album