Re: PMX2 Thorsday Soundoff

Author:Matt Johnsen
Date:2017-05-18 10:27:27
In Reply To:PMX2 Thorsday Soundoff by Loudblast
Disembowelment--Transcendence Into the Peripheral
When this came out, I thought it was total shit. I have never bothered to update my understanding of its merits.
Ulver--Themes From William Blake
This is one of the only Ulver albums I own, because the label sent me a promo. Like most Ulver albums, it's boring as fuck :) For my tastes, Garm is a classic case of a dude with more vision than talent.
Cynic--"Uroboric Forms" (both versions)
Both rule!
Jane's Addiction--Nothing's Shocking
I just can't take Farrell.
Thought Industry--Short Wave on a Cold Day
Maybe their best? At the very least, in the top 5.
Death--Individual Thought Patterns
My fave Death. This album needed a remaster badly, but instead it was remixed, badly. Bummer, that.
Carcass--Necroticism: Descanting the Insalubrious
My fave Carcass!
Fates Warning--No Exit
This used to be my fave Fates Warning, but I've become an Awaken the Guardian man. With age comes wisdom, they say. Except for Rob Halford, who maintains otherwise. I don't know who to trust.
Fifth Angel--S/T
I like this one much more than its follow-up, but both are cool for the style.
Soundgarden--Superunknown (this morning :()
The only SG album I really like is Louder Than Love, which I'm spinning right now. Jesus Christ Pose is a killer tune, but aside from that, mature grunge Soundgarden just doesn't do it for me. There's no denying, though, that Cornell was one of the greatest singers in the history of rock, and the near platonic ideal of a rock god.

Thought of the day: the best possible Soundgarden album is actually Burning Time. Last Crack shoulda been huge.

My list:

MindMaze: Resolve. At times, this feels to be trying a bit too hard, but generally speaking, it's great, like the other MindMaze albums. These guys should play ProgPower - they'd go over huge. They're great live, too.

Mew - Visuals. Still ruling my ears.

Believer - everything. I love all eras of this band, and while it's very different from their thrash albums, Transhuman is so fucking great it hurts. I'm really looking forward to their new stuff, and hope I get to see them some more. They're almost sorta kinda local to me.

Various Artists - Pop Power from the Garage: Australian Power Pop 74-86. As labeled. Got this cheap in one of Not Lame's recent blow out sales. The best stuff is primo skinny-tie pop a la The Records or The Knack. The worst is still passable Beatles/Badfinger style rock.

Scum - Mother Nature. Great Finnish death metal.

Miles Davis & John Coltrane - The Complete Columbia Recordings 1955-1961. Not the entire box set, but most of it. I don't really need false starts and alternate takes, but I picked this up for under $35, and it's the cool digi-sized set in the metal slipcase, no less. I'm definitely more of a second quintet man, but all Trane is great.

The Police - Concert Rockpalast. This is an official CD release of a great set from the seminal German live music TV show, released exclusively in South America. It kind of sucks. Every song is faded, even when the performances run together. I have much better bootlegs of this show. Even worse, three songs were dropped to fit on a single disc. I didn't pay a lot for this, but I still paid too much. Interested parties can watch the entire broadcast here:

Elegy - Labyrinth of Dreams, Supremacy, Lost. The only great Elegy albums are the ones with Hovinga on vox. The first Parry album is okay, but this band was way better with two guitarists.

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