Monday, February 1, 2010

Albums Listened To In January (81)

The New Year: what does it bring? Only an awesome collection of new bands and albums. As you will see below, I started off January continuing the December path of just listening to classic rock and full discographies, but at the end (actually the very last day) of week 2 I moved into the new bands like Wiht and Wo Fat. The next few weeks (it continues even now) were filled with new stoner/doom bands, spliced in with the older acts I listen to on my drive to work every day.

The way I listen to music has evolved: while at home I focus on new albums and artists, with the occasional classic album/band thrown in, and on my 40+ min drive to and from work every day I listen to entire discographies of artists I've already heard. This is how I listened to so much Deep Purple and Uriah Heep (both bands are amazing in their early works), as well as the more modern Tyr, Bigelf and Shinedown.
This way of listening has opened up a good dichotomy between the new and the old. And it continues today.

Also 81 is an impressive number, as compared to last month and overall. I wish there was some way to add a bar graph to one side of this blog that I could update monthly. Does anyone know of a way to do that?


Week 1
  1. Deep Purple - Abandon
  2. Deep Purple - Machine Head
  3. Iced Earth - The Crucible Of Man (Something Wicked Part II)
  4. Iced Earth - Framing Armageddon (Something Wicked Part I)
  5. Them Crooked Vultures - Them Crooked Vultures - New
  6. Trans-Siberian Orchestra - Christmas Eve And Other Stories
  7. Uriah Heep - Look At Yourself
  8. Uriah Heep - The Magician's Birthday
  9. Uriah Heep - Salisbury
  10. Uriah Heep - Sweet Freedom
  11. Uriah Heep - Very 'Eavy...Very 'Umble
  12. Uriah Heep - Wonderworld
Week 2
  1. Deep Purple - The Book of Taliesyn
  2. Deep Purple - Burn
  3. Deep Purple - Come Taste The Band
  4. Deep Purple - Deep Purple
  5. Deep Purple - Fireball 
  6. Deep Purple -  Perfect Strangers
  7. Deep Purple - The House of Blue Light
  8. Deep Purple - In Rock
  9. Deep Purple - Shades of Deep Purple
  10. Deep Purple - Stormbringer
  11. Deep Purple - Who Do We Think We Are
  12. The Company Band - The Company Band
  13. The Company Band - Sign Here, Here And Here (EP) 
  14. Uriah Heep - Firefly
  15. Uriah Heep - High And Mighty
  16. Uriah Heep - Return To Fantasy
  17. Various Artists - The Wall Re-Built (2 Disc) - New
  18. Weezer - Raditude (2 Disc Deluxe Edition) - New
  19. Wiht - Wiht - New
  20. Wo Fat - The Gathering Dark - New
Week 3
  1. Ahab - The Call Of The Wretched Sea - New 
  2. The Atomic Bitchwax - Boxriff  (Double EP) - New
  3. The Atomic Bitchwax - Spit Blood (EP) - New
  4. Burden - The Fool - New
  5. Deep Purple - The Battle Rages On
  6. Deep Purple - Slaves And Masters
  7. Ogre - Dawn Of The Proto-Man
  8. Kamchatka - Kamchatka - New
  9. Kamchatka - Volume II - New
  10. Kamchatka - Volume III - New
  11. Pink Floyd - The Wall (2 Discs)
  12. Tyr - How Far To Asgaard
  13. Tyr - Ragnarok
  14. Witch - Paralyzed - New
  15. Witch - Witch - New
  16. Wo Fat - Psychedelonaut - New
Week 4
  1. Ahab - The Divinity Of Oceans - New
  2. Asteroid - Asteroid - New
  3. Asteroid - Asteroid II -New 
  4. Barbarella - Neon City (EP) - New
  5. Beehoover - Heavy Zooo - New
  6. Beehoover - The Sun Behind The Dustbin - New
  7. Bigelf - Cheat The Gallows
  8. Bigelf - Closer To Doom
  9. Bigelf - Hex
  10. Bigelf - Money Machine
  11. Black Pyramid - Black Pyramid - New 
  12. Dream Evil - In The Night - New
  13. Dream Theater - Scenes From A Memory
  14. Eight Hands For Kali - Mount Meru - New
  15. Electric Wizard - Chrono.Naut (EP) - New
  16. Gamma Ray - To The Metal - New 
  17. Goblin Cock - Bagged And Boarded - New
  18. Johnny Cash - American III: Solitary Man
  19. Karma To Burn - Almost Heathen - New
  20. Karma To Burn - Wild Wonderful Purgatory - New
  21. Keelhaul - Keelhaul - New
  22. Mammoth Mammoth - Mammoth Mammoth (EP) - New
  23. She Loves Pablo - Mother of All - New
  24. Shinedown - Leave A Whisper 
  25. Shinedown - The Sound of Madness 
  26. Shinedown - Us And Them
  27. Spirits of The Dead - Spirits of The Dead - New
  28. T.H.U.M.B. - Lunar Flight (EP) - New
  29. T.H.U.M.B. - Overloaded Rock 'N' Roll (EP) - New
  30. Trippy Wicked & The Cosmic Children Of The Knight - Movin On - New
  31. Tyr - By The Light Of The Northern Star
  32. Tyr - Eric The Red - New
  33. Tyr - Land

        2 comments:

        Paul said...

        Some amazing albums on your list.

        The Klepto said...

        Yea it was a busy month to be sure. This month (Feb) is looking to be the same. A complete blending of classic rock/metal with the new stuff (mostly stoner)