I call shenanigans - there’s only five tracks on the CD release. Skipping one would be like skipping a track on Wish You Were Here - you miss half the record.
Not to harsh on Black Sabbath too much, though, because their first three records are some pretty excellent classic rock. Their problem was that after they finished that third record (and they did all that in two years), they sort of put on their cowboy hats and rode the nuclear bomb all the way down to Earth. Possibly Volume 4 is better - for some reason that’s the one that I don’t have, and it does feature Snowblind, but Sabbath Bloody Sabbath and Sabotage both quite literally put me to sleep, and after that Ozzie was off eating small animals on stage for his own gain and not so much for the group any more.
In Bands That Aren’t Metal: How come nobody around here told me that MF DOOM had a new record out? The man changes names every six months, so it’s not surprising I never found out about it before I just stumbled onto it, but still. And how come I had to find out about Movits! from Stephen Colbert?
The only thing that’s wrong with Metallica is that their fans have a sense of entitlement over what album they should make next. Which apparently should have been the same shit, frozen at the exact album through which fan x became aware of them. It’s a common problem, and unlike the Rolling Stones, they don’t deserve it.
In fact, the oft-repeated blablabla AND JUSTICE blabla argument is really just the lonesome whimper of someone who will never age as usefully as Metallica has and knows it.
OK, I just can’t stop gushing about this band. Or at least this album. It’s just phucking fenomenal! I haven’t been so excited about music since I was a teenager and first started discovering music - or at the very least my early 20s when I re-discovered Pearl Jam and somehow re-understood them as the mellow, thoughtful, deeper counterpart to Nirvana (which had formed such a huge part of my own youth), and later STP.
Silversun Pickups have always been one of those bands I never understood the love for. The singles I’ve heard always sound to me like the result of dumpster diving behind Billy Corgan’s house. (“Lazy Eye” is like “1979” after a couple of Red Bulls.)
Edit: Wow, their debut got 4 stars from Allmusic? Okay, that got my attention. Jakub, would you recommend them to somebody who didn’t like the singles, or is it a case of “if you didn’t dig on those songs, then the rest of the album probably won’t grab you either”?
Speaking from pure emotion, I’d recommend them to anyone who’s ever liked alternative/rock music. They have a very distinct sound that still fits into the genre while at the same time expanding it. They’re what Chevelle could have been, should have been.
I really can’t rationally talk about this band because I am just so freaking stoked about Carnavas.
Hehe - I always try to be extra-special-diplomatic because, in my forum experience, “I think this sucks” is often misinterpreted as “I think YOU suck for liking them” and the only sensible response is blood feud.
Chevelle didn’t live up to my expectations. They could have been great, but they turned out to be… well… kinda meh-ish. There’s something about their songs that makes me want to hear them again, until I hear them again, and then I realize why I don’t listen to their albums straight through. Sort of the same problem I had with I Mother Earth after Edwin left.