Thursday, October 15, 2009

One Year!

Today, October 15th, makes The Klepto's Guide To Awesome Music one year old. I made it! I have never followed a hobby for a year, hell I barely make it three months (like my previous website). I have been trailing off a bit lately, but I hope to re-emerge with more articles and more eclectic bands. I think I bring something a little different with my odd musical tastes, something between a metal fan-page and a pop site. I hope you all have enjoyed the past year, and I hope you grab friend to follow me for another one.

Much thanks, much love

The Klepto

Monday, October 12, 2009

Albums Listened To In September

Another month down, and another month of me posting this article way late. It's almost been a full year for me on blogger, and through that this site. I've enjoyed what I've done tremendously and I plan to continue it for another year. Thanks to all my readers.

The best albums of this month are Baroness' Blue Record (read more about that here), Cheap Trick's live tribute to The Beatles, aptly named Sgt. Pepper Live, and the self-titled debut EP from the Australian rockers Mammal (more on that EP here). I really like when band's do tribute albums, even when live. Sgt. Pepper Live sounds enough like the original to be a proper tribute, but just different enough to be Cheap Trick. A good performance to be sure. Other tribute live albums I like are the official bootlegs from Dream Theater of Master of Puppets (Metallica), Number of The Beast (Iron Maiden), and Dark Side of The Moon (Pink Floyd). All of these capture the essence of the original bands as well as Dream Theater's prog feel. One more live album tribute, which will be on next month's list is Colonial Les Claypool's Fearless Flying Frog Brigade's redition of the entire Animals album (Pink Floyd again) on their Live Frogs: Set 2 album.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

New Band: Ogre

I've been continuing my trend of listening to mostly stoner rock/metal (except for the discography of Kiss I've been enjoying) with several new bands; among them Beaver, The Mushroom River Band, and Ogre. Out of these three Ogre is by far my favorite The Beaver album, 13eaver, was pretty bad).

Ogre is an interesting band that follows the stoner mantra of mixing doom, psychedelia and hard rock, but focuses a bit more on the doom. Most of their songs are long and a little on the slow side (but often have quicker intros or breaks), and their lyrics are either very deep or plain silly, I can't really be sure.
Reading what I've written above, Ogre sounds like just an average band. Like any stoner band out there, but they are not. I don't really know how to explain it, but I really enjoy this band - above many of their more known competitors.

Friday, October 2, 2009

Awesome Websites: Blind Dog's Final Album Available For Free

One of my favorite stoner rock/metal bands, focusing on the psychedelic brand of stoner, is Blind Dog. I really like their mix of droning vocals and guitars, and long passages of music. I am currently re-listening (except for the new album, which will be a first-time for me) to their entire discography (only three albums), and I am enjoying it more now then the first time.