Supes' Must-Listen-To List (Recommend me stuff!)

  • 837 Replies
  • 40479 Views
*

Space Cowgirl

  • MOM
  • Administrator
  • 41046
  • Official FE Recruiter
Re: Supes' Must-Listen-To List (Recommend me stuff!)
« Reply #810 on: October 28, 2013, 08:02:17 AM »
I don't know which one is the best, because they had so many hit songs over the years and without looking up every single album it's impossible to say. If you're already loving Come Sail Away, you could go ahead and listen to the rest of The Grand Illusion. It's the one with Miss America and Fooling Yourself.   You'd probably love the song Lorelei, which is on Equinox, though. Hard to choose!   
I'm sorry. Am I to understand that when you have a boner you like to imagine punching the shit out of Tom Bishop? That's disgusting.

*

Saddam Hussein

  • Official Member
  • 35363
  • Former President of Iraq
Re: Supes' Must-Listen-To List (Recommend me stuff!)
« Reply #811 on: October 31, 2013, 10:31:20 AM »
Snupes!  Stop listening to Lady Gaga and review our recommendations nao!

*

Supertails

  • 4387
  • what do i put here
Re: Supes' Must-Listen-To List (Recommend me stuff!)
« Reply #812 on: October 31, 2013, 01:01:49 PM »
I'm never sure how much time I'm gonna have. ;____; I shudder at the thought of starting an album and not being able to finish it.
Recently listened to:


*

Saddam Hussein

  • Official Member
  • 35363
  • Former President of Iraq
Re: Supes' Must-Listen-To List (Recommend me stuff!)
« Reply #813 on: October 31, 2013, 01:06:30 PM »
What, you need to listen to it all in one session?

Re: Supes' Must-Listen-To List (Recommend me stuff!)
« Reply #814 on: October 31, 2013, 01:09:11 PM »
But Sadaam. Stopping the music in the middle of an album would be disrespectful to the artist/band and their music!

*

Supertails

  • 4387
  • what do i put here
Re: Supes' Must-Listen-To List (Recommend me stuff!)
« Reply #815 on: October 31, 2013, 01:37:25 PM »
I don't like to finish later, because what I'm feeling would be gone and I may miss lyrical or musical connections. I like to experience albums as a cohesive whole; lots of them are meant to be heard like that and lose something when you don't. If I could remember everything from the first half to the latter several days later I would. :[
Recently listened to:


*

Saddam Hussein

  • Official Member
  • 35363
  • Former President of Iraq
Re: Supes' Must-Listen-To List (Recommend me stuff!)
« Reply #816 on: October 31, 2013, 02:57:47 PM »
I didn't say anything about several days later.  Is that what you were talking about?

*

Supertails

  • 4387
  • what do i put here
Re: Supes' Must-Listen-To List (Recommend me stuff!)
« Reply #817 on: October 31, 2013, 04:50:09 PM »
Yeah, I usually only get the free time once every couple of days. And it's more shdhah 'cause today I was just about to start listening to Tom Waits and got called up to hand out candy. :[
Recently listened to:


*

Supertails

  • 4387
  • what do i put here
Re: Supes' Must-Listen-To List (Recommend me stuff!)
« Reply #818 on: November 07, 2013, 01:28:40 AM »
Well the good news is I've got plenty of time to listen to an album or two or three right now and planned to.

The bad news is my headphones have inexplicably gone missing from where I placed them last night.
Recently listened to:


*

mathsman

  • 487
  • one of the lads
Re: Supes' Must-Listen-To List (Recommend me stuff!)
« Reply #819 on: November 07, 2013, 01:42:32 AM »
So I'm not gonna lie and say I'm gonna listen to anything soon (I'll try today and Wednesday, but I doubt it at this rate), but I have a request for a recommendation. What is the best Styx album? I am in love with "Come Sail Away" lately (mostly the first half, before it gets all rock) because the singer's voice is fjakldfjs amazingly gorgeous and I want moar.

My vote for best Styx album goes to Pieces of Eight a glorious slice of 70's pomp rock.

*

Saddam Hussein

  • Official Member
  • 35363
  • Former President of Iraq
Re: Supes' Must-Listen-To List (Recommend me stuff!)
« Reply #820 on: November 07, 2013, 06:00:59 AM »
Well the good news is I've got plenty of time to listen to an album or two or three right now and planned to.

The bad news is my headphones have inexplicably gone missing from where I placed them last night.

Look for them! >o<

*

Supertails

  • 4387
  • what do i put here
Re: Supes' Must-Listen-To List (Recommend me stuff!)
« Reply #821 on: November 08, 2013, 02:20:31 AM »
I have listened to the musics today. Two albums, one which I have been waiting a long time for so forgive the enormous review for it:


Tom Waits - Rain Dogs: I’m really glad I finally got around to listening to this, because it was a pretty wonderful experience. If I’d realized so much of it was experimental rock stuff, I would’ve found my way to it a lot sooner! But yeah, the main preconceived issue of contention, the graveliness of his voice, turned out to be nothing at all. I really liked his voice a lot, much more than recent Bob Dylan’s grinding death rattle. The only one where it really bothered me somewhat was “Downtown Train”, where it sounded like cement being dropped in a blender. On top of that his instrumentations are fantastic, and stuff like “Singapore” and “Clap Hands” sound like old folk tunes or sea shanties I could hear being sung through time.

Generally, I don’t particularly love his slower stuff here—with some exceptions, like “Blind Love” and “Anywhere I Lay My Head”.  But everything else is wonderful; my absolute favourite song is definitely “Gun Street Girl”, which is just magnificent, and “Rain Dogs” comes right after that. Along with those, “Clap Hands” and “Tango Till They’re Sore” make up my top few favourites.

So all-in-all I really liked the album, particularly the weirder, more experimental tracks. Go figure. :P


Eminem - The Marshall Mathers LP 2: So I was really excited and then a little less so when I heard the reviews…but after listening, I think this might be my favourite Eminem album. It started out strong, started to lag a little, but came back full-swing and stronger than ever. I like that it feels so cohesive, but like so many disparate parts of a whole. The first song (“Bad Guy”) is definitely an intro, an homage to the original Mathers LP and a subversion, reminding you that while this is a sequel, it isn’t a rehash, so don’t expect the same stuff.

From there the next four songs are pretty good (though “So Much Better” has an awesome beat—a heavier reworking of “Criminal”, from the original LP), but not amazing. Then “Asshole (feat. Skylar Grey)” kicks in and it gets pretty great. The song is funny, strong, with awesome flow and some laugh-worthy lines and, more importantly, a beat that sounds a little reminiscent one of my favourite Zelda songs! (“Turned Into a Bunny!” from A Link to the Past, for those who care) It also has a Scott Pilgrim reference, which is wonderful.

From there on out we get some songs with seriously amazing flow, both on a technical level and an aural level, like “Rap God” and “Brainless”. The latter seriously feels like old-school Em (fitting, since it’s probably an homage to “Brain Dead”, from The Slim Shady LP), with him singing a catchy chorus, dropping witty lines and funny retorts. He also has another song where he sings ¾ of it, called “Stronger Than I Was”, which is only really outstanding in that he uses it to address how Kim (the wife he famously would rap about murdering and slitting her throat) must have felt from her side of the relationship. This kind of closure and introspection becomes a theme throughout the album.

He has another duet with Rihanna called “The Monster” that’s pretty good, but feels a little bit too much like “Love the Way You Lie” rehashed. But then comes “So Far…” which at first feels kind of weird and ‘ew’, but as it goes becomes more and more absurd and was the song that drew the most genuine smiles and laughs from me. The beat is sampled from a country song (a country song!) and the flow is fun and it’s just wonderful. Most importantly, though? He makes a straight-up Zelda reference! I did not realize Em was one of us. ;w;

The biggest highlight of the album for me is probably “Love Game (feat. Kendrick Lamar)”. It just feels like the epitome of it all…his humour, subversive lines and punchlines, absurdity and really dark moments that are still funny. More than that, though, the reason he and Kendrick are my two favourite rappers and I wanted to see them go at it verbally: they are the two most technically-gifted rappers I’ve ever heard. And this song does not disappoint. They both bring forth effortlessly complex flows and wordplay, but they both still manage to be funny and absurd (which I hadn’t seen from Lamar yet, so that was awesome!) and the song is easily just the most incredible experience, in my opinion. Not only were my expectations met, they were broken, and that’s saying something, seeing as my expectations were high.

Finally, the tone shifts dramatically for “Headlights (feat. Nate Ruess)”. At first I was worried it was gonna be a generic “overcoming troubles” song, but it was probably the most jaw-dropping moment on the album. The song where he comes right out and forgives his mother. It was seriously powerful when I wasn’t expecting it…this was the biggest act of closure and maturity on the LP. It must’ve taken a lot to do that after spending so much of his career lambasting and decrying her for all the things she’d done to him and his little brother. It’s kind of a tear-jerker if you’ve been following Eminem all through the years, and Nate Ruess’ hooks and bridges only help to strike home that impacting feeling in the chest that this album is a milestone, that this album is a pivotal moment in not only his life, but in his fans’. He’s getting older and there’s no more excuses for petty squabbles and holding onto grudges forever. He’s letting things go.

Finally, the album closes with “Evil Twin”. I have to say, it’s pretty much the perfect closer. Rather than trying to finish it with some sob-story attempt at a “deep” song or trying to replicate the victorious sounds of “’Til I Collapse”, he just goes right ahead and gives one last display of dexterous lyricism and punchlines. Here, in spite of the struggles between Marshall and Shady in all albums prior, he finally embraces the fact that they’re one and the same. Two sides of the same coin.

This is the final act of closure.

Most may not consider this Em’s best album yet, but it would be hard to argue it isn’t his most grown-up record. It’s a return to form, sure, but it’s also an announcement that things have changed. He’s found his niche. Somewhere betwixt the rabid spitfire comedy verses of early Shady, the introspective gloominess of Marshall Mathers, and the muddled confusion of insanity and clarity his more recent albums brought, is the real Eminem.

The Marshall Mathers LP 2 is not an ordinary sequel. It’s a throwback to the fans of his earlier, better work, but the first song takes the idea of reliving past glories and quite literally murders it in the most brilliantly allegorical way possible. It contains homages to show the return to roots, but in small doses with massive changes to show that he’s not going to be stuck in the past. It’s an album of redemption and, as I’ve said several times now, an album of closure. Eminem brings up and kills off bits and pieces of nostalgia and his older work, he slowly closes the gates on all the things that made him who he is in the past, burning bridges and letting go of grudges, resolving all the threads he’d left hanging and finally shutting the doors on all the concepts, ideas, hatred, people and grudges that made up the music and art of the man we know and love, like a dying man seeking closure, seeking to make things right in a final blaze of glory before lying down to take one last breath.

But within the finality of the album is a spark that feels like it's only just been ignited, one that's got the potential to burn with more intensity than the last. On the surface, The Marshall Mathers LP 2 is an album of closure, a finale, the final act of a two-decade-long career. But deep, deep down, it’s only the end of an act, a resolution that sets the stage for the real final chapter.

Act 1 was early Shady and Marshall, rapid-fire wit and dark introspection. Act 2 was Eminem, post-drugs and struggling to regain his footing with this newfound maturity, eventually culminating in this very album. Now, after these curtains close and open again, Act 3 begins.
Recently listened to:


*

Saddam Hussein

  • Official Member
  • 35363
  • Former President of Iraq
Re: Supes' Must-Listen-To List (Recommend me stuff!)
« Reply #822 on: November 08, 2013, 07:42:42 AM »
You would love Hitler if he made a Zelda reference.

*

Supertails

  • 4387
  • what do i put here
Re: Supes' Must-Listen-To List (Recommend me stuff!)
« Reply #823 on: November 08, 2013, 09:00:14 AM »
That's quite true.
Recently listened to:


Re: Supes' Must-Listen-To List (Recommend me stuff!)
« Reply #824 on: November 08, 2013, 05:46:22 PM »
Then again, who doesn't already love Hitler?

*

Saddam Hussein

  • Official Member
  • 35363
  • Former President of Iraq
Re: Supes' Must-Listen-To List (Recommend me stuff!)
« Reply #825 on: November 18, 2013, 06:30:22 AM »
Hurry up Snupes

*

Supertails

  • 4387
  • what do i put here
Re: Supes' Must-Listen-To List (Recommend me stuff!)
« Reply #826 on: November 21, 2013, 11:37:26 PM »
Arcade Fire - Reflektor: Overall, this is just a pretty amazing album. I’m not entirely sure where I think it places among the albums…I want to say it’s either my second or third favourite so far, but it might be simply on par with the others. It definitely deserves more accolades than it’s been getting! It’s such a sublime mix of genres, an even more effervescent cocktail of various themes, ideas, and societal criticisms. A couple of tracks’ meanings left me scratching my head, but hopefully I’ll pick those up in further listening. :] Meanwhile, I’m just loving it. “Reflektor”, the opening track, is still amazing with every listen, probably still my favourite. Its main challenger is “It’s Never Over (Hey Orpheus)” and “Supersymmetry”, as well as possibly “Flashbulb Eyes”. The former of the three is the second half of a retelling of the story of Eurydice and Orpheus (the first part is “Awful Sound (Oh Eurydice)”), which is a tale I just find really compellingly sweet. “Supersymmetry” is a bittersweet track, seemingly about living on after the death of the one you love. On second thought, “Joan of Arc” is awesomely catchy too, and may be a contender for favourite, and…

Agh, I can’t do this! My thoughts feel all disjointed and maybe I can write up a proper review later, ‘cause there’s a lot I want to say about this album. If I do, I’ll put it here. :] SO YEAH I LOVED IT A LOT

Pink Floyd - The Dark Side of the Moon: So…gotta say first of all, this album was kind of a disappointment. :[ To clarify, it’s not bad! In fact, it’s quite good and I enjoyed all of the tracks. But…there were only like one or two I loved, and several of them I just thought were alright. “On the Run” is easily my favourite, by far. Next would be “Time”, “Any Colour You Like” and “Eclipse”. The rest, though, were just “good” or “alright” to me, to be completely honest. I was hoping for a lot more psychedelic weirdness, whereas this doesn’t sound al that crazy, maybe mostly ‘cause of its legacy and the fact that it’s been so long and so influential. I like their vocals on certain tracks, and the parts where they just go crazy on their guitars or synthesizers are wonderful as well, but I dunno. Maybe I'm crazy, but there just didn't feel like there was a whole lot interesting there.

So yeah, while it’s far from a bad album and I did enjoy it, I didn’t really love it. :[
« Last Edit: November 22, 2013, 12:53:47 AM by Supertails »
Recently listened to:


*

Eddy Baby

  • Official Member
  • 9986
  • It went wherever I did go.
Re: Supes' Must-Listen-To List (Recommend me stuff!)
« Reply #827 on: November 22, 2013, 01:58:53 AM »
Reviews for Pink Floyd's Dark Side Of The Moon:


"..it's not bad! In fact, it's quite good" - Supertails



Also welcome to the highly bullied group of people that think On The Run is the best track on that album. We need more members.
I spent all of 5 minutes learning about bloody gods just before the exam and its bloody qeistions on fox hunting and abortions.

*

Parsifal

  • Official Member
  • 36114
  • Bendy Light specialist
Re: Supes' Must-Listen-To List (Recommend me stuff!)
« Reply #828 on: November 22, 2013, 07:06:49 AM »
Any Colour You Like is the only really good song on that album. It's so good, I want to use it as a concert opener if I ever fulfil my lifelong dream of having an actual band. It even segues better into one of my own untitled compositions than it does into Brain Damage, a clear sign of destiny in the making.
I'm going to side with the white supremacists.

*

Saddam Hussein

  • Official Member
  • 35363
  • Former President of Iraq
Re: Supes' Must-Listen-To List (Recommend me stuff!)
« Reply #829 on: November 22, 2013, 11:33:17 AM »
Any Colour You Like is the only really good song on that album.

One of these days I'm going to cut you into little pieces for all the nonsense you keep posting in this thread.

Anyway, yes, the later albums weren't really all that weird.  The band was mainstream and whatnot by then.  Albums like Ummagumma and Atom Heart Mother were the ridiculous ones.

?

Blanko

  • 7206
  • Terrorist
Re: Supes' Must-Listen-To List (Recommend me stuff!)
« Reply #830 on: November 24, 2013, 07:17:57 AM »
Parsifal says smart things when it comes to Pink Floyd. I agree, Any Colour You Like is the best song on the album, and I wouldn't even go as far as to say it's "really good". Overall there's just nothing special about Dark Side of the Moon. It's not bad, it's just barely interesting enough to gain worldwide fame.

*

Supertails

  • 4387
  • what do i put here
Re: Supes' Must-Listen-To List (Recommend me stuff!)
« Reply #831 on: November 24, 2013, 07:45:10 AM »
That's basically what I felt; I'm glad to know I'm not dumb or 'don't get it', I thought I was going to be criticized for thinking that. :P Though, obviously, I have a different favourite track.
Recently listened to:


*

Saddam Hussein

  • Official Member
  • 35363
  • Former President of Iraq
Re: Supes' Must-Listen-To List (Recommend me stuff!)
« Reply #832 on: November 24, 2013, 08:16:44 AM »
It was over your head, Supes.  Adam Sandler is probably more your style.

?

Blanko

  • 7206
  • Terrorist
Re: Supes' Must-Listen-To List (Recommend me stuff!)
« Reply #833 on: November 24, 2013, 08:23:00 AM »

Re: Supes' Must-Listen-To List (Recommend me stuff!)
« Reply #834 on: November 24, 2013, 08:32:20 AM »
sadaam

*

Saddam Hussein

  • Official Member
  • 35363
  • Former President of Iraq
Re: Supes' Must-Listen-To List (Recommend me stuff!)
« Reply #835 on: November 24, 2013, 08:18:15 PM »
Anyway, it's time to move our discussion on to more dadrock on the list.  The White Album is coming up.  That's a good one.  It's kind of all over the place in terms of its tone or whatever, because they were pretty much just writing their own songs by that point, but I still like it.

in b4 it sucks

No, no, in b4 it sucks except for Revolution 9, amirite?

?

Blanko

  • 7206
  • Terrorist
Re: Supes' Must-Listen-To List (Recommend me stuff!)
« Reply #836 on: November 24, 2013, 08:23:38 PM »
It's alrite

*

Supertails

  • 4387
  • what do i put here
Re: Supes' Must-Listen-To List (Recommend me stuff!)
« Reply #837 on: November 26, 2013, 01:57:11 AM »
Eurythmics - Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This): I’m glad I liked this about as much as I hoped I would! All I knew of them prior was Sweet Dreams and I’d heard some “rain” song I liked once. But seriously, I love Annie Lennox and I love the production on this album in general. They are just wonderful. There were a handful of amazing songs “I’ve Got an Angel”, “The Walk”, “Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This” and “Jennifer”, while the rest were great and good. I just really love their sound and the funky weirdness and I like them a lot they are great. :]
Recently listened to: