I finally got myself to check this album out, and I listened to the whole record when I cycled to work and back. THIS is what I was expecting to hear when I first tried listening to NIN. This is the kind of music I was hoping for, and finally I have come across this great album. Based on this album, I am loving NIN. And I'm wondering why didn't I find this record earlier. Both sides of the record are great. As a whole, the album works almost perfectly and it's really hard to pick only few great songs. This record has proven me wrong and The Downward Spiral is NOT the best album from NIN.
I decided to give NIN a second chance after someone recommended me to hear certain two NIN albums. I have now managed to take a closer look at the Broken EP. And what I really liked about it, were the lyrics. Even the songs that I didn't like as much as the ones mentioned, had awesome lyrics.
"Slave screams he spends his life learning conformity
Slave screams he claims he has his own identity
Slave screams he's going to cause the system to fall
Slave screams but he's glad to be chained to that wall
Don't open your eyes you won't like what you see
The blind have been blessed with security"
An OK record. Nothing special, just something that all Pendulum fans should like at least a little. Pendulum is a good example that it isn't always easy to be an electronic band, and you really got to be innovative with your music.
Oh, there's even a third Carter brother? Awesome! Unfortunately Blackhole doesn't impress me. Compared to Gallows, Blackhole sounds bland. Dead Hearts has it's moments but it doesn't work as well as it should. Too forgettable.
Ahh, the reincarnation of Michael Jackson aka Bruno Mars. The guy has the voice and the looks. And his debut album is really great. I actually felt that the album ends too soon. But even though in "Our First Time" he sound like young MJ, it's an awful song. Just awful. Besides that, the record is perfection.
Holly Brook aka Skylar Grey is an amazing singer. I heard her first time on Dr. Dre's "I Need A Doctor". She's just amazing, and her ORIGINAL version of "Love the Way You Lie" is way better than the others. But I have to say that Like Blood Like Honey felt kind of boring. None of the songs really popped out and all of them felt the same. And it's really a shame.
I read some interview where someone mentioned this band called Beirut. For some reason, I wanted to check them out. And I really fell in love. Gulag Orkestar wasn't as great as The Flying Club Cup but still works.
Fun, but mediocre. But it's not like I was expecting a masterpiece. I haven't gotten that into Scissor Sisters but I like their fun and sexy sound so I had to check this one out. It's ok, nothing special though. "Fire With Fire" works great.
My all time favorite finnish artist (and rapper) finally made a new album. I actually pre-ordered a record for the first time which is weird cause I'm very skeptical about new albums. When I heard the album, I fell in love. It doesn't compare to albums like "Loppuasukas" and "Terveisiä kaaoksesta" but it's still damn GREAT. There's few songs that are almost perfect.
Best song(s): Jou jou, Tarkasta itsesi, Mökkihullu, Hip Hop Hurraa, Olkoon!
Hmm. I'm still pondering if this is a freaking genious album, or the most disgusting thing I've ever heard. It really seems to be the kind of record that you either love or hate. At least it has gotten some serious attention, bad and good. But I really love songs like "Gorgeous", "All of the Lights", "So Appalled" and especially "Monster".
I heard their most famous song "In One Ear" on Bones and I loved it. So I checked them out and both of their albums were great. One of the few problems is that when you you listen to the songs a lot, it starts to sound the same. But that happens with so many others too and you can get past that.
Best song(s): In One Ear, Ain't No Rest for the Wicked, Back Against the Wall