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« Reply #1050 on: 19 Aug 2006, 07:12 »

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Wäldchengarten - Lies Got You Into This Mess, But Lies Won't Get You Out

Strangely enough, I was listening to a playlist packed full of stuff like Blood Axis, Lustmord and Navicon Torture Technologies, so this fitted right in. I gotta say, it's pretty much what I would expect from noise ambient, though pulled off very well. I really liked the peak of static in the middle, mixed in with the radio noises and pulling off with a sudden jerk. Nice. Gonna give this an 8/10.


Their second album Electrical Bonding is pretty fantastic so if you come across it, you should pick it up :)
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« Reply #1051 on: 19 Aug 2006, 07:47 »

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Ephel Duath - The Passage (Pearl Grey)
Also, Khar, do all their songs have the trumpet player in the band, or is he a guest musician for that song?  If he is actually in the band, I am buying some of their music.


He is a member of the band. And their bassist is a midget! So good live!
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« Reply #1052 on: 19 Aug 2006, 10:19 »

The Bassist? Damn, that's gotta be hard.  You know, with the little hands and big spaces between frets.
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« Reply #1053 on: 20 Aug 2006, 17:57 »

Voodoo Glow Skulls- "Stranded in the Jungle"

i'm pretty sure this is a cover, and i forget who did the original. but one part of the song has a roundtrip jungle beat and kind of an Oingo Boingo feel to it, but the other is some sort of attempt at soul or gospel with an annoying piano riff.  props to the skacore band for trying to branch out, but it just comes off sounding like a novelty recording. 6/10

this thread needs more good punk rock.

Dillinger Four- "Like Sprewells on a Wheelchair"
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« Reply #1054 on: 20 Aug 2006, 19:20 »

Dillinger Four-Like Sprewells On A Wheelchair

yay for punk rock!  i liked it.  the intro was great.  although the vocals were like...low and grating kinda.  i really liked the song.  8/10

i hate it how i score everything you guys sugguest, and you hate everything i post...

well you asked for punk rock, so how about, punk rock gods...

http://www.yousendit.com/transfer.php?action=download&ufid=857F7385541E9741

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« Reply #1055 on: 20 Aug 2006, 20:17 »

every time i die - the logic of crocodiles

satirical lyrics, combined with slayer influenced hardcore instrumentals.
honestly, as a fan of ETID, this track was not all that impressive.
5/10

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Lucero - "I can get us out of here tonight"
http://www.ezarchive.com/uwmryan/AlbumSpace/8ZYVTTT2/_zid-1490338/_open-/04_I_Can_Get_Us_Out_Of_Here_Tonight.mp3
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« Reply #1056 on: 20 Aug 2006, 23:05 »

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i hate it how i score everything you guys sugguest, and you hate everything i post...


Sorry my last review was so harsh.  Nothing personal.  Just honesty.

I'm not reviewing anything by the way, just wanted to clear that up.
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« Reply #1057 on: 20 Aug 2006, 23:14 »

Lucero- "I Can Get Us Out of Here Tonight"

the only thing i had heard from this band beforehand was their cover of "Kiss the Bottle", and this is pretty nice.  pleasant power pop.  reminds me of The Weakerthans somewhat.  9/10

Hot Water Music- "Alachua"
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« Reply #1058 on: 21 Aug 2006, 07:23 »

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Hot Water Music- "Alachua"


Sounds in places like it could be an AFI b-side, if Davey smoked 60 a day. The guitars get more interesting around the chorus bit though, good riffery - shame about the emo yelping. Eminently listenable but loses a couple of points for the either-stoned-or-incompetent vocalist :( 5/10

Delerium - Self-Saboteur (Feat. Kristy Thirsk)

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« Reply #1059 on: 21 Aug 2006, 10:22 »

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Delerium - Self-Saboteur (Feat. Kristy Thirsk)


Sounds like something you might hear on the radio.  Start off with some synthesizers, then cue in a drum loop and some husky female vocals, and bam!  You have yourself a pop tune.  Overall, not bad, but a little bland and not entirely to my tastes.  6/10.

Bomb The Music Industry! - Even Winning Feels Bad.
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« Reply #1060 on: 21 Aug 2006, 10:57 »

Bomb the Music Industry!- "Even Winning Feels Bad"

i'm torn on this one.  the music is really great and fun (i especially dig the freakout synth), but the singer's voice is grating as all hell.  i dunno.  maybe it'll grow on me.  6/10

Frankie Stubbs- "Sailboats"
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« Reply #1061 on: 22 Aug 2006, 10:02 »

Frankie Stubbs- Sailboats

Pretty damn good. You can't go wrong with gravel-voices and guitar Richard Thompson'd be proud of. Almost falls into faux-celtic warbling cliches, but has a lovely bittersweet feel to it. Fair play to anyone who can make folk music catchy.

7/10

Can -> Halleluhwah

Trust me- worth the length. If you don't find yourself dancing your arse off, well, you're probably dead inside.
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« Reply #1062 on: 22 Aug 2006, 13:55 »

Can are amazing. This is all I have to add.
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but the music sucks because the keyboards don't have the cold/mechanical sound they had but a wannabe techno sound that it's pathetic for Rammstein standars.

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« Reply #1063 on: 22 Aug 2006, 14:45 »

Long, probably too long, but not that bad. Sounded a bit like Bauhaus' dub tracks with a bit of extra rock'n'roll slooshed over the top. It also sounded a lot like four songs pushed together to be one track. Also, I'm probably dead inside, because there was no excessive dance-impulse. Not enough...oomph? No, that's wrong. Still, not bad. Not bad at all. Though, definitely too long, now I consider it. That detracts a bit. 7.5/10

On the subject of overly songs that we think should make people want to dance:

The Sisters of Mercy - This Corrosion

The other definitive goth classic. I absolutely cannot stay still whilst this song is playing.
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« Reply #1064 on: 22 Aug 2006, 15:31 »

your kraut rock skills are lacking, Khar
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« Reply #1065 on: 22 Aug 2006, 15:37 »

Dude, if I wanted to hear 18 minutes of subdued noodling and someone sorta shouting in the background, I'd just play all the quiet tracks off of 'Fiend at the Controls' back to back.

Anyway, I bet I have more Kraftwerk albums than you, so NYA!
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« Reply #1066 on: 22 Aug 2006, 16:14 »

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« Reply #1067 on: 22 Aug 2006, 16:53 »

Totally can.

I mean, come on, I have Hulk Hogans album. That's muscle.
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« Reply #1068 on: 22 Aug 2006, 17:40 »

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What is this from and can I get it on a t-shirt?
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« Reply #1069 on: 22 Aug 2006, 18:32 »

It is a t-shirt.

It's from Cat and Girl! Please don't tell me you have not read Cat and Girl! READ CAT AND GIRL NOOOOOW!!!
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« Reply #1070 on: 22 Aug 2006, 18:47 »

I..uh.. haven't read it


but if that shirt is any indication, I am totally going to read it now
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« Reply #1071 on: 23 Aug 2006, 16:50 »

This is getting way off topic, Jeeze guys. (and gals).  I guess I'll have to review a song

The Sisters of Mercy - This Corrosion
This song, except for the choir in the beginning is amazingly generic.  Surprisingly, though, I didn't mind that.  It was pleasant to listen to, but there wasn't anything musically spectacular.  That and it is almost 11 minutes long and 10 minutes of that are almost exactly the same.  Gets points for enjoyablity, but looses points for originality and musicianship.  That said, I still liked listening to it.
7/10

My song:
Miles Davis - A Night in Tunisia
If you've heard the original, you should still check his version out.
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« Reply #1072 on: 23 Aug 2006, 17:32 »

The generic aspect probably arises mainly from the fact that a) It was produced by Jim Steinman and b) Every goth band since 1987 has based their sound on it.

I think I should take a break from this, but if it isn't done tomorrow, I'll have this.
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« Reply #1073 on: 25 Aug 2006, 12:29 »

Miles Davis- "A Night in Tunisia"

it's Miles Davis.  what's not to like?  there's a really interesting tension in parts of this.  i'm not even sure how he accomplished it, which is probably a testament to his musicianship. 10/10

Chisel- "Out for Kicks"
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« Reply #1074 on: 02 Sep 2006, 18:35 »

The link's broken and the thread's been dead for about a month, so I'll go ahead and submit one:


    Angra: Angels and Demons

I reformatted my comp recently, so I don't have the file... ah well, you resourceful computer people can find it somewhere.
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« Reply #1075 on: 02 Sep 2006, 19:39 »

Actually, the threads been dead barely a week.

Also, just think of another song you have. Next to no one's going to physically bother if they have to track the damn thing down.
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« Reply #1076 on: 03 Sep 2006, 00:11 »

so, hey, look, i'll redo the link.  problem solved.

i decided to spring for a better Chisel song.

Chisel- "Looking Down at the Great Wall of China"
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« Reply #1077 on: 17 Sep 2006, 19:14 »

I'm reviving this thread because it is too awesome to be left for dead.  The above link however is dead, so I'll just post a new song.

http://www.box.net/public/h2qlhnc72n">The Mercury Program-Nazca Lines of Peru
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« Reply #1078 on: 18 Sep 2006, 05:48 »

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http://www.box.net/public/h2qlhnc72n">The Mercury Program-Nazca Lines of Peru


I found it hard to see past the genre cliches here first time 'round.  Instrumental rock with sorta shuffly drumming and vibraphone... repeats a bit, goes into a bridge, comes back with a bit of a rock out action.. this already seems like such an identifiably noughties sound and we're only half-way through the decade.

But, yeah, OK, I surrender it's real nice.  It's not in the least bit dark and it's got a nice kinda dry sound to it.

Here's something equally generic, in a completely different way.  Classic reggae cut from 79, some may have heard it covered by the Clash.

Willie Williams - Armagideon Time
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« Reply #1079 on: 19 Sep 2006, 13:37 »

uh... that appears to just be an mp3 of a British guy talking about Tokyo and Ray Harryhausen.
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« Reply #1080 on: 19 Sep 2006, 15:14 »

Bahaha!! Wrong file, sorry.  That's actually me, was going to put that in the Sounds of QC thread... Have fixed the link.
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« Reply #1081 on: 20 Sep 2006, 03:47 »

Willie Williams- "Armageddon Time"

This is some good, classic-style reggae in the vein of Toots & the Maytals and all those guys.  Soild. 8/10

Chisel- "Citizen of Venus"
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« Reply #1082 on: 26 Sep 2006, 00:31 »

Chisel- "Citizen of Venus"

My first thought listening to the beginning of this song was "hm, it kinda reminds me of Ted Leo. Even the singer. Hey wait, that is Ted Leo, isn't it?" So that's why the band name was familiar.

The rhythmic guitar line has caught me in a good mood for rockin' out. Some interesting layering going on, especially towards the end, and I am a complete sucker for vocal harmony, even brief counterpoint and wordless yelps.

I might be just imagining it, but I think Leo's got a bit more of the emopunk whine going on than in his later stuff, though I can live with it, and the lyrics are defiant without ever approaching whine, so thumbs up there.
Plus there's a mention of South Bend. I used to live less than 30 miles away from South Bend. Arbitrary, but awesome.

Basically this is vintage Ted Leo, which means it rocks pretty solidly.
8/10

The Ditty Bops - "In the Meantime"
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