Thursday, June 3, 2010

Albums Listened To May (69)

Well this month was musically interesting. It stared with high hopes - finishing the Elton John kick I was previously on - but ended kind of lacklusterly. This was another month of not too much new music listened to, instead opting for classics or just an album I haven't heard from in a while. More nostalgia then exploratory I guess...
And for some reason, at around week 2, I got really fed up with listening to an artist for a full album - both for new music and for albums I know and love. I don't know why, but the thought of listening to a full 10 tracks (or whatever) of the same music was beyond my reach. So it's been mostly random playlists of the best of the best, instead of the normal collection of albums. This trend has continued into week 1 of June, I wonder how long it will keep up.

King Girant was an interesting new band/album (one of only a few). While it was another album with a lot of throwaway songs, the ones that perked my interest stood out. I really liked the cover of Lynyrd Skynyrd's "Needle And The Spoon," one of my favorites.
Both the bands Planet of Zeus and Elvis Deluxe show promise. While nether left such an impression that I can adequately go into right now (not being home by my computer), I would like to hear more from each.

Smoke was full of it (smoke that is). Several songs seemed to be building up to something, only to drift off into atmospheric nothingness.

Earthlings? was really eclectic in their musical styles. Another band where I liked their EP more then their full-lengths. Each release had two or three decent songs, and a lot of avant-garde experimental stuff. Interesting to say the least.
End of Level Boss already has a page, so check it out there.
I expected much more from Fatso Jetson, for some reason seeing them as a spiritual brother to Clutch. Instead the albums I heard were boring and very straight-forward. While not bad, it was not overly catchy or re-playable.

Elton John (finished what I was interested in), Alestorm, Earthlings?, End of Level Boss, Fatso Jetson, Metallics, Brant Bjork, Elf (R.I.P. Dio), Stephen Lynch

Week 1
  1. 3 Inches Of Blood - Advance and Vanquish
  2. Alestorm - Black Sails At Midnight
  3. Alestorm - Captain Morgan's Revenge
  4. Clutch - Blast Tyrant
  5. Clutch - The Elephant Riders
  6. Deep Purple - Machine Head
  7. Deep Switch - Nine Inches of God - New 
  8. Elton John - Don't Shoot Me I'm Only The Piano Player - New
  9. Elton John - Goodbye Yellow Brick Road 
  10. Elton John - Honky Chateau - New
  11. Elton John - Madman Across The Water - New 
  12. Godsmack - The Oracle - New
  13. Hindu Love Gods - Hindu Love Gods
  14. Jeff Foxworthy - You Might Be A Redneck If...
  15. Jimmy Buffett - Songs You Know By Heart: Jimmy Buffett's Greatest Hits
  16. Judas Priest - Killing Machine - New
  17. KoЯn - Untouchables
  18. Metallica - Master of Puppets
  19. Pink Floyd - The Wall (2 Disc)
  20. Styx - The Grand Illusion
  21. Uriah Heep - Demons And Wizards
  22. Zimmer's Hole - When You Were Shouting At The Devil...We Were In League With Satan
Week 2
  1. Black Stone Cherry - Black Stone Cherry
  2. Black Tide - Light From Above
  3. Earthlings? - Earthlings? - New
  4. Earthlings? - Humalien (EP) - New
  5. Earthlings? - Human Beans - New
  6. Elton John - Caribou - New
  7. End of Level Boss - Inside The Difference Engine - New
  8. End of Level Boss - Prologue - New 
  9. Fatso Jetson - Cruel And Delicious - New
  10. Fatso Jetson - Stinky Little Gods - New 
  11. Helloween - Metal Jukebox
  12. Judas Priest - Point of Entry - New 
  13. King Hobo - King Hobo - New
  14. Metallica - Kill 'Em All
  15. Metallica - Ride The Lightning
  16. Nebula - Heavy Psych - New 
  17. Pink Floyd - Animals
  18. Snot - Get Some
  19. Stonebride - Inner Seasons - New 
Week 3
  1. Brant Bjork - Keep Your Cool - New
  2. Brant Bjork - Tres Dias - New
  3. Brant Bjork And The Operators - Brant Bjork And The Operators - New
  4. Elf - Carolina County Ball
  5. Elf - Elf
  6. Elf - Trying To Burn The Sun
  7. Elvis Deluxe - Lazy - New
  8. King Giant - Southern Darkness - New 
  9. Megadeth - United Abominations
  10. Metallica - ...And Justice For All
  11. Planet of Zeus - Eleven The Hard Way - New
  12. Smoke - Smoke Follows Beauty - New 
  13. Ted Nugent - Ted Nugent
  14. Tyr - By The Light Of The Northern Star 
  15. Wolverine - Million Hells (EP) - New 
Week 4
  1. Cake - Fashion Nugget
  2. Cake - Motorcade of Generosity
  3. Cavalera Conspiracy - Inflikted - New 
  4. Cheap Trick - Sgt. Pepper Live
  5. Emerson, Lake And Palmer - Works, Volume 1 (2 Discs) - New
  6. Emerson, Lake And Palmer - Works, Volume 2 - New
  7. Stephen Lynch - The Craig Machine
  8. Stephen Lynch - Superhero
  9. South Park - South Park: Bigger, Longer And Uncut (Soundtrack)
  10. Shrinebuilder - Shrinebuilder
  11. Sleep - Sleep's Holy Mountain 
  12. Sleep - Volume 2 (EP) - New
  13. Wolfmother - Wolfmother

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