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Re: Latest Music Purchases.

Post by inflatable dalek » Fri Apr 19, 2019 3:13 pm

Picked up some record store day stuff last week! Inlcuding:

Spellbound soundtrack. Not a "Everyone can hum it" Hitchcock score, but still a nice olde full orchestra effort.

Star Trek 09 soundtrack: Fucking rocks dudes. Such great fun big music.

Transformers 1-3 soundtracks: Sadly not the scores (maybe next year, along with the Bumblebee one I said should hve happened by now in the other thread), but the "Songs inspired by" ones. Now, despite being more an 86 soundtrack kind of guy, the line up of talent they got was impressive and as far as full late noughties rock goes, great fun.

Not music, but picked up the Galaxy 4 narrated soundtrack as well. But sadly passed on the fully annotated (!) Knight Rider score.

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Post by Prowl1984 » Wed May 08, 2019 8:57 pm

I haven't purchased anything for a good long while as I just use spotify these days BUT as a result of their "Discover Weekly" playlist I have happened upon a band that's made it to my top 10, maybe even 5. They're called HAKEN, if you love your prog rock/metal like me then they push all the right buttons. Brilliant compositions with some great chuggy riffs, harmonius vocals and a splash of outright insanity thrown in for good measure.

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Post by Skyquake87 » Sun Jun 23, 2019 8:13 pm

Some bits and bobs I picked up lately from the bins at Poundland*...

Blur 'The Great Escape' (1995)
Silightly underwhelming fourth effort from Blur. It's not a bad album, but 'Parklife' was so good at capturing that 'Britishness' Blur had been going for since 'Modern Life...' that this feels a little flat by comparison. Still, it's got 'The Universal' on, which is ace.

Terrorvision 'Regular Urban Survivors' (1996)
Career high point for the Bradford rockers and a fun, solid album packed with top tunes from start to finish. The singles ('Perseverance', 'Easy', 'Bad Actress' and 'Celebrity Hit List') are all great and there's a nice sense of ambition to album. And it's good fun too.

Supergrass 'I Should Coco' (1995)
Bright and brash debut from Supergrass. Full of beans and bounce, this has aged better than I thought. A lot of '90s music sounds quite polished, but this has a grit which keeps it fresh.

Deftones 'Adrenaline' (1995)
Slightly boxed-in and claustrophobic sounding on the debut, which I kind of like. Even at this stage, there are signs that Deftones are a cut above the nu-metal landscape they'll quickly leave behind. '7 words' still reminds me of jumping around like a loon in clubs!

The Presidents Of The United States Of America 'The Presidents Of The United States Of America' (1995)
'Lump' and 'Peaches' are streets ahead of the general larking about found on PUSA's debut, but there's some neat humourous alt-rock going on outside of those monstrous singles. The cover of 'Kick Out The Jams' is pointless, though.

*did you know, you can easily annoy the staff by leaving cds on their shelf display with the spine showing, so you can see what they've got. "That's not the point.", apparently...

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Post by Skyquake87 » Wed Jul 03, 2019 9:08 pm

Chemical Brothers - 'No Geography' (2019)
The Chemicals have really found their groove in recent years. I love that they sound so fresh on this. It pumps and squelches along with flair, Most of all, I like how current it sounds, y'know? Good stuff.

Whitechapel - 'The Valley' (2019)
Spooky murder-metal 'based on true events'. I like how brooding and ominous this sounds. Which is funny, given how thunderous and barked the whole album is.

Girli - 'Odd One Out' (2019)
Punchy pop music along the lines of early Lily Allen. Colourful, brash and a little bit sweary, like all the best pop music.

Fontaines D.C. - 'Dogrel' (2019)
A bit folk, a bit punk and a lot of rock is how I can best describe Fontaines D.C. I like new wave, so these guys were an easy sell to me.
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Post by Skyquake87 » Wed Jul 03, 2019 9:09 pm

I have done this post by accident. Yay me.

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Post by Skyquake87 » Sun Jul 21, 2019 10:08 am

A selection of old timey sounds...

Deacon Blue 'When The Whole World Knows Your Name' (1989)
Glorious mainstream guitar pop, less bluesy than their debut two years earlier, this outing by Deacon Blue throws its lot in with the loud FM rock of the time. It's a good, joyful pop record and the one full of their best known stuff ('Real Gone Kid', 'Queen Of The New Year', 'Wages Day', 'Fergus Sings The Blues' etc etc).

The Mission 'Children' (1988)
Liked the cheap tape I bought a year or so ago, so thought I'd 'upgrade' to CD. Great album, shame about the artwork. Which looks like the sun from Tellytubbies, if it were designed by a goth.

The Pretenders 'The Singles' (1987)
Compilation of The Pretenders singles, funnily enough. A good collection of their motown influenced New Wave strummings. Also includes that grating cover of 'I Got You Babe' Chrissie Hynde did with UB40, which is the only bum note.

All About Eve 'All About Eve' (1988)
Swoonsome goth-pop from the band best remembered for their toe-curling Top Of The Pops appearance.

Siouxsie And The Banshees 'Tinderbox' (1986)
A slight change in tempo and sound for The Banshees, largely due to the departure of John McGeoch. A much more mellow (by their standards) record, and one that hints of the huge goth-pop sound that informs their next few albums.

Prefab Sprout 'From Langley Park To Memphis' (1988)
Accomplished pop by a band who look young, but sound strangely grown up. A ubiquitous album at the time, thanks to the irritatingly catchy lead single 'The King Of Rock 'N' Roll'. Altogether now "Hot Dog/ Jumping Frog/ Albequerque"...

The Primitives 'Lovely' (1988)
Light as feather indie rock which jangles and pounds away in a jolly fashion. At 35 minutes long, it doesn't outstay it's welcome and is pretty much the pop equivalent of having an ice cream.

The Cure 'Three Imaginary Boys (1979)
Brittle sounding New Wave clatter that's full of melody and mournfulness. It's interesting hearing this and the marked departure of their next 3 albums which pretty much set the template for what would come to be termed 'Goth'.

Young Marble Giants 'Colossal Youth' (1980) (Domino Records 2004 Box Set reissue)
I was listening to 6 Music the other day, because I'm pretentious, and an old John Peel Session from these popped up and I was curious enough to hunt out their one and only album. Holy crap, this is good stuff. It sounds like it was made yesterday!One of the few '80s made records that doesn't sound kind of flat and boxed in. By today's standards, it doesn't sound particularly remarkable given the legion of indie bands that came in their wake, but even so there's enough charm and character here in this document of their short career than some bands manage in a life time. This Domino reissue throws in all their singles and the aforementioned John Peel Session to round up their recorded output. A gem.

The Libertines 'Up The Bracket' (2002)
Funny the impact a band has. At the height of Britpop, I was much more interested in the Punk and New Wave bands of the late '70s/ early '80s, which my friends scoffed at. A few years later and a whole heap of bands around the early 2000s mined those same genres to great effect. The Libertines were perhaps the greatest exponent of this sound. Their debut is full of chaos, spit and unfocused energy. So its a bit all over the place, but does the job. Don't think that they're quite as brilliant as everyone makes out.

Bullet For My Valentine 'The Poison' (2004)
I jumped on board for 'Scream Aim Fire', so had no idea of the long shadow this album has cast over BFMVs career. Now I understand why. This is sharp, brutal and imaginative. Easily one of the best metal albums of the 2000s.

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Post by Denyer » Sun Jul 21, 2019 4:53 pm

The Wildhearts 'Renaissance Men' (2019)

Late to the party again, an unexpected album and even more unexpectedly on top form. Without going on and on it I'd hold this up more with the 90s albums than the others since, even if apart from the belting Let 'Em Go it did take a bit of settling in. Can't fault this review (as a description, 'angry/funny' cuts to the heart of the Wildies) or most of the other positive ones I've seen and has been on repeat in the car for a while. Video is NSFW.


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Post by inflatable dalek » Fri Aug 09, 2019 5:46 pm

Kylie's new greatest hits on LP!

Though amusingly for something promoted as the definitive collection, there's an extra 22 songs (or just over twice as many) on the download that comes with it.

Lots of great, fun cheery pop and, as much as I like the more sophisticated stuff, you can't beat a bit of I Should Be So Lucky.

Confide In Me Rocks as well of course.

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Post by inflatable dalek » Fri Sep 13, 2019 6:10 pm

What's the Story Morning Glory on vinyl. Which apparently has one more song on it than the original CD, and in turn came with a download with 30 bonus tracks as well.

I guess Oasis aren't cool any more, there was much "Really?" when I said I'd gotten it on Twitter, but, speaking as someone who didn't know anything but the singles (well, and a few other songs I guess, apparently She's Electric *wasn't* a single?) and brought it mainly on a whim as I had some vouchers and fond memories from a wedding that ended with Champagne Supernova... I actually quite enjoyed that. And I was more a Blur guy.

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Post by Denyer » Fri Sep 13, 2019 9:22 pm

It's the sound of an era. To put it into context, I'd recommend this compilation from the time --

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Untitled-2-Var ... 0000075RZ/

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