What are you listening to?

Discussion in 'General Music Discussion' started by Goliath, Jun 29, 2004.

  1. Ralyks

    Ralyks The One Who Knocks Contributor

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    I binged the show a month back, and wonder how I never knew about it and will absolutely go to a taping if/when that can happen again. I'm actually wearing my Two Minutes to Late Night shirt as we speak. Good thing Brooklyn isn't a far trip for me. And yes, these covers have been fantastic.

    And speaking of which, probably my favorite one so far...

     
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    KnightBrolaire 90% GAS 10% skill

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    that one is awesome. I absolutely love the Reelin in the Years and Panama covers. The Rush one I posted is also phenomenal
     
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    That sounded so sexy!
     
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    3rd EP is up on Bandcamp for today only as it's Septembers Bandcamp Friday today
     
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    Ralyks The One Who Knocks Contributor

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    Yup, grabbed it (along with giving Been Sharp all of the money...). Wish I could find the first two. I was hoping this one had the Faith No More cover. But hey, the Type O Negative cover is here!
     
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    High Plains Drifter ... drifting...

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    Gave "The Downward Spiral" a proper, complete listen again today for the first time in a few years. I definitely enjoyed it more than last time, but it's still nowhere near my favourite NIN album.

    Wrote this down as I was listening.

    Thoughts, on Disc 1 (the main album) at least.

    I'll preface this by saying it is better than I remember.

    The first third is still a let down for me. It's not 'bad', but it doesn't get anywhere close to his best material on either The Fragile, Pretty Hate Machine, or even later material like Year Zero. It's just... kind of forgettable to me, other than Mr Self Destruct and, to a lesser extent, Heresy.

    The middle third (from Ruiner to Dead Souls) sounds much more how I always imagined it to sound based on people's reviews, and the preceding Broken EP; caustic, enraged, almost schizophrenic in its delivery. This section I thoroughly enjoy and my comments about it not being as heavy as Ministry are totally recanted – it's different to Ministry, but easily as heavy in a very different, very personal way.

    The last few tracks, from A Warm Place onward, is solid. I can 100% see the progression from TDS to The Fragile in these tracks, and totally understand why Reznor and Atticus Ross get along so well. It's a little all over the place stylistically, but I definitely enjoyed them. They have a bit more of his trademark 'weird' to them. Eraser, Reptile and Hurt are fantastic, and possibly the best mixed tracks on the record, Reptile definitely being the most stereotypically 'industrial' sounding track on the album.

    On the whole, I maintain my point about Skinny Puppy - and I'll add Front Line Assembly - being better mixed. Don't know if it's better selected samples or what, but even Bites (an early/mid '80s album) sounds 'fuller'.

    Overall I definitely still prefer The Fragile. It's infinitely better mixed, and both Reznor's delivery and his lyrics sound more deranged and at the end of his tether. It's a tougher, more intense listen IMO, with it only being possible to listen to in its entirety thanks to the few instrumental tracks to break up the insanity of the actual 'songs'.
    But once again I digress, it's better than I remember.
     
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    Bloody_Inferno Silence is Violence

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    Not much reason to listen to this, as it's almost a carbon copy of Megadeth's version aside from the main vocals.
     
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    I'm assuming that cover was done for the new Bill & Ted movie but didn't make the cut.

     
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    Gotta Whole Lotta LARD
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    This album came out of nowhere from me. I still remember when they were black metal dudes. Sneaky contender for my top 10 this year.
     
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    High Plains Drifter ... drifting...

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    @zappatton2 Such a killer album... especially that track.. and ah the cosmic cat mask... yes!
     
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    gunch Riff Chugman

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    old school cynic and the exivious demos
     
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