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I am listening to down with the sickness, by disturbed, then I'm going to listen to dying in your arms by Trivium, and finally, I'll listen to static-X, who made the song cold!!! <3 <3

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[COLOR="goldenrod"][FONT="Comic Sans MS"]Right now I'm listening to Nightwish [URL="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qWe6lEaxpw4"][U]Bye Bye Beautiful[/U][/URL] The instrumental version since I shamelessly got Beth to loan me her disk so I could listen to it. :catgirl: The link has both, the regular with the singing and the instrumental, but I like the instrumental better.

Also, having the disk and being able to directly compare it to a professional copy... There's just no contest. XP The disk sounds so much better! Anyway, I'm thinking of asking for this disk since so far I like every single track. Though my favorites so far are The Poet and the Pendulum, Bye Bye Beautiful and Amaranth. [/FONT][/COLOR]

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[COLOR="77656"]Well, I've been llistening to Coheed & Cambria's No World for Tomorrow, which is one of my favoite albums ... EVUH!

The tracks are all equally great. My favorites being No World for Tomorrow (Track: 2), The Running Free, (5) Mother Superior, (6) Gravemakers & Gunslingers, (7) The End Complete III: The End Complete, (11) TECIV:THe Road & the Damned (12) and TECV: On the Brink. (13) It's good for any Prog-Rock lover.

In fact part of the album cover is in my sig & avi! But the words in the sig are lyrics from Welcome Home, one of Co&Ca's best songs.[/COLOR]

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[COLOR="DarkOrange"]Copypasta~

Well, I was a pretty big fan of Avenged Sevenfold. I think that most people who hated it didn't give it a good enough listen, cuz it was quite excellent. Seeing this thread, I decided to go find some songs from their new album...

wow. This is total ****. I'm not kidding, it's not even that it's bad, it's flat out amazingly terrible. I cannot tel you how disappointed I am - I didn't have very high hopes since I hadn't heard good things about it, but this is total crap. In all honesty, I'm saying this after only 3 songs... but I don't know if I can listen to more.

I'm not even going to talk about Critical Acclaim which was a critical blow to my health... Almost Easy was epic fail. The instrumentals are downright horrid and the guitar solo has NO emotion. I mean, I listen to Bat Country and I can feel the evil screeching down the fretboard and the whole thing just has that attitude that can't be beat. This song had nothing of the sort. Sream was also godawful. The music was just so drab - they completely lost all of the energy from CoE.

Dear God and Gunslinger both appear to be some country ********... yeah, I can't handdle any more of this. I'm glad I decided to check it out before I would have ended up buying it. This has been a pretty ****** year for a bunch of great bands...[/COLOR]

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Guest EnteiWolf
I've spent the last week constantly listening to Gackt, Dir en Grey, LM.C, Asian Kung-Fu Generation, and L'Arc-en-Ciel.

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[color=deeppink]I've been listening to a [i]lot[/i] of Tegan and Sara recently. Like, it's almost nauseating how much I've been listening to them.

"Walking With A Ghost" segues nicely into The White Stripes, so lots of them, too. Totally awesome.

I'm going through one of those phases where I completely immerse myself in music, so I've just been jumping around mostly. ALthough whenever I do that, I listen to a ton of Bowie. Makes me feel better.[/color]

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[COLOR="DarkOrange"]Listening to my most recent purchase The Tiger & The Duke remastered by The Sound of Animals Fighting. The album contains the remastered versions of each track as well as an equal number of remies of songs from their second album, Lover, The Lord Has Left Us...

The Tiger and the Duke reminds me a lot of the Dredg album Leitmotif. Only sped up, played forward and backward over itself, and injected with heroine straight into it's brain. the whole thing is goddamn magical. The maniacal guitars will eat into your brain - you know, I've listened to this album about 20 times by now and I'm still wrapping my brain around all of it. he experience is downright [i]different[/i]. Like it's not just music, but something even more intense.

Now, we have Lover, the Remixes. I really like the remizes, and considering they measure out to much longer than the actual album, I've been hearing a lot of them. The style of the remixes is a lot like the more magical songs on the Gorillaz albums, which to a lot of people means "oh, jeez" but as a huge Gorillaz fan it has me excited (a lot more than their new D-sides which is mostly crap). Anyway, it's the sort of electronic music I get excited about. Especiallly the ones done by Portugal. The Man who I may have to listen to more of now.

So yah, excellent album. Also, Horses in the Sky is one of the scarce songs that's even better live. [/COLOR]

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[SIZE="1"]After watching [url=http://ie.youtube.com/watch?v=HocJvFC4mh8][b]this clip[/b][/url] on Youtube about a billion times I've been addicted to [i]Almost[/i] by [b]Bowling for Soup[/b]. And yes, it is an awesome clip. :animesmil[/SIZE]

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[quote name='Deus ex Machina'][COLOR="DarkOrange"] Especiallly the ones done by Portugal. The Man who I may have to listen to more of now.[/COLOR][/QUOTE]

[font=arial][size=1]Portugal. The Man is fantastic. I just bought Church Mouth a few weeks ago and I was really impressed by it; but just so you know, I like Waiter: "You Vultures!" much better. So, if you're going to get into the band, I suggest Waiter first.

As for what else I've been listening to, there's the new Dillinger Escape Plan record, which is just mindblowing. No one can hate the band after hearing "When Acting As a Wave." I'm so happy the instrumentals are back.

Also, I've pretty much been listening to the whole Neurot Records catalogue, y'know, Isis, Neurosis, Red Sparowes, Battle of Mice, Made Out of Babies, etc. I heard Red Sparowes are recording right now and they are saying it's their best work yet. :D:D:D Also, I haven't heard anything by Neurosis until recently, they're not my favorite band or anything, but I like it.[/font][/size]

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[quote name='Goodbye, Face'][font=arial][size=1]Portugal. The Man is fantastic. I just bought Church Mouth a few weeks ago and I was really impressed by it; but just so you know, I like Waiter: "You Vultures!" much better. So, if you're going to get into the band, I suggest Waiter first.

As for what else I've been listening to, there's the new Dillinger Escape Plan record, which is just mindblowing. No one can hate the band after hearing "When Acting As a Wave." I'm so happy the instrumentals are back.

Also, I've pretty much been listening to the whole Neurot Records catalogue, y'know, Isis, Neurosis, Red Sparowes, Battle of Mice, Made Out of Babies, etc. I heard Red Sparowes are recording right now and they are saying it's their best work yet. :D:D:D Also, I haven't heard anything by Neurosis until recently, they're not my favorite band or anything, but I like it.[/font][/size][/QUOTE]

[COLOR="DarkOrange"]Oioi, indeed, their stuff on their myspace was fantastic. i expected a little more techno stuff, but what I got was still astounding. BTW did you see my Circle Takes the Square introduction in the heavy music thread? Anywho, while listening to it, I produced a full-on review of Tiger and the Duke which I intend to put on my music blog, but since that thing gets pecisely 0 hits per day, I might as well post it here.

Act One: Chasing Suns

Prior to hearing this album, I'd already heard Act IV which opens with the same riff, and confused me the first time I heard this song, but after a moment it gets into a verse with a very different sound and we first start to hear the insane level of guitar-over-guitar-over-guitar vocals-over-vocals action going on here. I can safely say that it would be literally impossible to pick up on everything going on here without listening to it at least 10 times. Around halfway through the first instrumental comes in and TSOAF shows us what it's like to hear guitars played at high speed without loosing their emotion. As well as how many guitar tracks can be stacked onto one another to get right on the edge of just enough without being too many. This music is so hyperactive that even one with a ridiculously short attention span such as myself has to focus just to keep track of it all.

TSOAF also take their interludes seriously. In a lot of ways it harkens back thoughts of Dredg's Leitmotif where the in-between tracks have an experimental sound and a genre all their own. This song might feel at home on a techno album or somewhere, but what makes it truly impressive is that on some albums (such as Leitmotif) the interludes might be little things you pay no mind to and probably often skip, but in this case the songs are worth listening to.

Act 2: All is Ash or the Light Shining Through it begins wonderfully leading into the song with a delightful piano intro and the feeling of a coming epic as we near the fast part - and it happens. This song has some real catchiness to it despite the oddity which is amazing. We still have so much to listen for, too. "The flesh is heretic - my body is a witch - I am burning it" is a line made of pure win, both here and on the next album in The Heretic. the instrumentals in this song remind me a lot of The Mars Volta where you can tell that there's something going on here, you just have to figure out what. the first time you listen, everything seems miscellaneous, but time and time again you learn what's really happening. Another amazing thing about this track is that even in the slow moments there's a ton going on. It doesn't reduce itself to a twinkle and soft vocals, it does that with guitar echoes and chimes and so much background noise. It's like the song itself is too jittery to sit still on one sound.

The second interlude features prominently the weird sounds TSOAF seems to love as well as some trippy keyboard stuff. Some people actually could be prompted to skip this, I just like it because it's a soothing break from the maniacal madness surrounding (though the typewriter noise begins to eat into your brain). I don't know if you've ever played The Legend of Zelda Ocarina of Time, but there's a song in that game that is a lot like tis, and I always think of the dungeon with that song when I hear the interlude.

Act 3: Modulate Back to the Tonic is all about techno voice guy hehe. this one can be a little mind-numbing, simply because the combination of the droning speaking, the techno vocals, and drums seem to create a weird effect, however when we break into the chorus we see more of the former strength of the tracks. This is actually my least favorite song on the album for the only reason that it seems a bit pensive, or maybe it's that the drum routine gets old, and the song is more formulaic than the other. However, like all of their songs, there are a lot of intricacies that enhance the experience. I think that the problem with this song is having heard it a few times and knowing that the second time the chorus comes around it is much better, so you want t already hear it the first time. This probably sounds contrived, lol. In any case, this song's instrumental also reminds me of the Mars Volta but TSOAF condenses it down to reasonable length whereas TMV tends to go on forever with their parts of this nature. Not to say i don't like the wat TMV doe sit (I do) but it's definitely different.

The third interlude has a cool drum routine, and once more, nice airy music so that it would sound at home on a techno album. I'm tempted to make two different playlists of their songs and listen to either wen I'm more in the mood for them, because hearing the techno can sometimes detract from the other songs (in the sense of 'hey, what am I listening to again?') you sort of loose the focus of the album (same problem I have with Leitmotif.)

Act 4: You Don't Need a Witness was the fist song I'd heard from the album and remains my favorite for the reason that it features the most sheer badassery. The song oozes coolness from start to finish and the vocal work just plain works. Both verses are memorable and the combination of great drums, guitar, and piano is amazing. Plus the parts where the guitar does violent stabs in the music and the occasional bad-*** bass riff bring a tidal wave of 'WIN' over everything. It's hard not to get this song stuck in your head.

The biggest problem with The Tiger and the Duke is that it's simply downright short, coming in under 30 minutes and you don't have much time to really appreciate all the crazy **** that just happened, however, you can always leave the album on infinite loop and bask in the glory XD[/COLOR]

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[SIZE=1][B] Now:[/B] Flux [Natural's Not In It Remodel]
[B] Artist:[/B] Bloc Party Vs. The Outfit

this track is a really good remix of the master track, The Outfit takes the track and it goes from generic synth rock into spaced out electro that has the power to fill a stadium and get everyone to dance. It's one of those tracks that fall into the boarderline of synth rock / space rock / electro. I highly suggest it for a house party, or just sitting in the underground station just watching people queuing up and people leaving.[/SIZE]

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I'm always listening to Lost Prophets. Mainly their first two albums, Fake Sound Of Progress (1st ablum) and Start Something (2nd album). I do occasionly listen to Liberation Transmission (Their 3rd and most recent album) though that is very rarely nowadays.

Fake Sound of Progress is much louder and faster then their other two albums. It feels more raw, and less processed then the other two for some reason as well. Majority of their songs in this album contain a mxture of insane drumming, great guitar playing, some good DJ scratching,awesome vocals and great shouting/screaming (depending on how you look at it.) The lyrics aren't as great as some of the other albums though. This album is guaranteed to get anyone's blood pumping.

Start Something has the widest variety of music in their albums though. Ranging from the peaceful Sway, guaranteed to chill almost anyone out, to songs like Burn Burn and We Are Godzilla, You Are Japan, which are obvious nods back to the sounds they went for on their first album.

Liberation Transmission...It's the closest i've come to disliking Lost Prophets. It just didn't sound like them at all, like someone else did it. Only time i listen to it is when i want to hear 4am forever, or something quieter and more peaceful then their first two albums.

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[b]Murs[/b]

Song: [b]Better Than The Best[/b].

One of the better lyricsts I've heard in a while, Murs is an underground MC from the west-side. On this track, one of the dopest beats I've ever heard, a helium-fast forward sample from "Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch" is used to create a beat where Murs can tell you how much better he is than you and every other rapper in the game.

You'll believe him after lines like "I only travel in positive circles like a round of appluase/".

Win.

[b]Hieroglyphics[/b]

Song: [b]Off The Record[/b]

The Hieroglyphics are like the hippie Wu-Tang Clan from the West Coast. On this track is featured Casual, A-Plus, Del The Funkee Homosapien, and Tajai. Rhyming super-smooth lines over a snappy jazz beat that could easily be performed with a band, this song includes on of my favorite verses of all time, courtesy of A-Plus:

"A to the Plus Plus to ya, bust through, defense with lyrics, mentally muscular..."

Ill.[/color][/size]

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[COLOR="DarkOrange"]Boss, it's funny you should post right when I was about to go look for some great rap songs, so I'm glad you posted. Anwho, I looked up Hieroglphics and ended up listening to a joint they did with Del the Funkee Homosapien... and then ended up listening to a whole bunch of Del songs XD but what can I say, Del kicks ***.

"Think about it, fo' I boot you in the cerebellum and make ya brain ooze out ya noze" XDDDDDDDD[/COLOR]

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Right now I'm listening to my newest purchase, Christmas Song. Mannheim Steamroller's newest Christmas album. It's got a lot of good songs on it like [B]Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow[/B] and [B]Feliz Navidad[/B]. I haven't really listened to the others enough to know if I'll like them as much as I do the two I just listed.

As much as I like this group, they're sort of a make it or break it deal with their songs. Either I like or I just don't. Like the Christmas Song with Johnny Mathis singing... that one is a definite don't like. lol Fortunately, I tend to like over 80% of their Christmas music. Otherwise, it would be a waste to buy an album for just one song. XP

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I recently burned a set of three mixed CDs with several key hip hop tracks. Most of them are from [b]Jay-Z[/b]'s Reasonable Doubt, a compilation of [b]Wu-Tang Clan[/b] early to mid-nineties albums (Liquid Swords, Enter the 36 Chambers, Cuban Linx, etc), the Beastie Boys broad cateloge, and various underground artists including Canibus, M.O.P., and Swollen Members, among others.

I'll probably be banging out these three for the next year or so.

P.S.- I almost forgot the super-dance tracks provided by [b]D.P.G.[/b], [b]The Pack[/b], and [b]Wale[/b]. If you need something to play at a party, check these tracks:

Candy (Drippin' Like Water) by D.P.G.
Ride My Bike by The Pack
In My Car by The Pack
WALEDANCE by Wale


All great. Check 'em out.[/color][/size]

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[COLOR="DarkOrange"]So, I just picked up the [B]Portugal. The Man[/B] album [B]It's Complicated Being a Wizard[/B] (it was only 5 bucks) which is deffinitely one of the more obscure albums I've handled. As I expected, it's like a mix of the Gorillaz and TV on the Radio with an added dose of 'what the ****' XD. I find it funny how it's NOTHING like the stuff on ther myspace, yet still similar in a way. In any event, what I've heard thus far is crazy awesome. Can never go wrong with a 23-minute song XD. [/COLOR]

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[COLOR="DarkOrange"]So, I've heard Waiter: "You Vultures!" by Portugal. The Man enough times to appreciate it. ****ing great. The album oozes with style, and vocals are so awesome, the groovy feel is too much fun. Some of the songs, though, have really great verses and not-so-great choruses or vice-versa but everything has something good. Certain songs are just extra-special (Elephants, Chicago, Kill Me. The King, and Horse Warming Party come to mind.) Burn this burn this burn this ****er down, burn, burn this motha ****er down![/COLOR]

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[B]Fear of a Blank Planet-Porcupine Tree[/B]

Wow this is such a smexy song. Besides the nice beat and melody it's got some awesome lines such as

[QUOTE]X-Box is a god to me
A finger on the switch
My mother is a *****
My father gave up ever trying to talk to me[/QUOTE]

[QUOTE]I'm through with pornography
The acting is lame
The action is tame
Explicitly dull
Arousal annulled[/QUOTE]

Amazing song...

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[COLOR="DarkOrchid"][FONT="Times New Roman"]In a rare moment of girlsh punk pop alternative gore, I find myself listening to Paramore's new album 'RIOT!'

It's remarkably fun and it's a rare album that I can listen to from start to finish without repeatedly skipping certain songs. An example of an album song skipper is Korn's latest 'Untitled' album. I skip virtually everything after 'Hold On" until the last song, "Hushabye." No way to experience Korn, but that's what happens when you get so rich you don't have any real problems left to write songs about.

Favorites of the moment by Paramore include "That's What You Get" and "Born For This."

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[FONT="Franklin Gothic Medium"]My brother has got me hooked on Avenged Sevenfold's pre City of Evil stuff, especially [B]Waking the Fallen[/B]. [B]Chapter 4 [/B]is pretty sick stuff. I watched the video for [B]Almost Easy[/B] and that is superbly directed. It makes Avenged Sevenfold look like male sirens luring us down to our doom in hell by singing their aurias and playing their hypnotizing guitar. Geez I'd like Synister Gates to teach me some of his techniques, plus I'd like to see what kind of equipment he uses. I know his distortion setting, but it's a little too much for my short stack....lol.[/FONT]

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[color=indigo]I have been on a bit of a female R&B kick lately. Two newer albums have been making their way into my rotation quite frequently.

The first, and by far the better of the two, is [I]100 Days, 100 Nights[/I] by Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings. Think sixties and early seventies soul updated with modern sound quality, insanely talented musicians, and a female vocalist with Aretha like pipes.

The other album is [I]As I Am[/I] by Alicia Keys. If you are a fan of Ms. Keys it is yet another solid album, if you don’t like Alicia Keys then this album won’t change your opinion of her. I think she is a pretty solid artist and the beats that underscore her songs are always well composed. In other words, a few of her songs will make you want to get on the dance floor shake your *** (some thing that I do rarely for the benefit of all mankind). [/color]

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Right now I'm listening to The [B]Brandenburg Concertos[/B] by Johann Sebastian Bach. Here's a clip of part of the third one: [URL="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hZ9qWpa2rIg"][U]Music[/U][/URL] The third one, though it is often played differently, is meant to be an exploration of the tonal and contrapuntal possibilities inherent in three groups of strings. Each group is suppose to have three violins, three violas and three cellos for nine equal parts. Unfortunately, finding a recording of it done like that isn't exactly simple. XP Though the one I linked to is a good recording just the same. Well as good as you can get from youtube.

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[size=1]At the moment I'm listening to the Platinum Greatest Hits I, II & III collection by [b]Queen[/b]. The song [i]Somebody to Love[/i] is on as I'm typing this. Youth sentiment... I've heard this hits album so often (I had it as a cassette for in the car) that I've caught myself singing the bassline of [i]Another One Bites The Dust[/i] (#2) each time after I've heard [i]Bohemian Rhapsody[/i] (#1). Oh, by this time the song [i]Now I'm Here[/i] is on.

The album that I've listened to most of all the past month has definatelly been [i]bravo![/i] by [b]Friska Viljor[/b]. After seeing them live and having bought the album, I couldn't stop listening to it. (Oh god, by the time I'm continuing with typing we've already had [i]Good Old-Fashioned Loverboy[/i] and we're listening to [i]Play The Game[/i])

Another few albums I've listened to a few times since I obtained them are (oh wait, we just skipped to [i]Flash![/i]) the album [i]Carnavas[/i] by the [b]Silversun Pickups[/b], [i]Matinée[/i] by [b]Jack Peñate[/b] and [i]Dive Deep[/i] by [b]Morcheeba[/b]. But don't tell anyone about that last one, it doesn't come out until 2008, but I couldn't really wait for that.[/size]

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