Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Zeitgeist / The Smashing Pumpkins

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"By that standard, Zeitgeist, performed entirely by Corgan and Chamberlin, is a Pumpkins record – and a good one. Lyrically, Zeitgeist is the least self-absorbed record Corgan has ever written, although not quite the electric newspaper some song titles suggest. There is more fear of frying than actual fight and social remedy in "Doomsday Clock" and "For God and Country," the latter sounding more like Corgan's pledge of allegiance to the Cure. The closest thing to victory over Dick Cheney is the promise in "Starz" – "We cannot die. . . . We are stars/We are" – which rocks better than it reads, with Robert Fripp-like snakes of guitar and a closing frenzy of staccato power chords and Chamberlin pummeling his cymbals into splinters.

The best thing about Zeitgeist is that Corgan is back to what he does best: hard-rock architecture. His wall-of-guitars overdubs are exhilarating in their details: the harmonized squeals in "7 Shades of Black"; the creeping buzz of "Tarantula"; the long, howling solo, sinking in echo, in "United States." The Pumpkins were never more exciting in the Nineties than when Corgan unleashed his inner Tony Iommi all over his inner Robert Smith. That is what happens on Zeitgeist, which makes it a strong new start for Corgan and Chamberlin, no matter what they call themselves. " (from Rolling

A comeback from any band probably won't sound this good. This album proves that one CAN go back to it's roots, displaying the power felt by previous top-chart Smashing Pumpkins records, even if it wasn't critically acclaimed.
I still like it, and you should to. They still continue to define a genre, with really good music in an unique way.
You know what to do.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

I Bet You Like Drugs Instead Of Sex / Rachael

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Have you ever felt you needed some breathing room? If you have, this EP is your breath of fresh air. Rachel brings fresh sounds to the scene, making you get pumped, or just mellowing out, relaxing to the groove. After hearing this I can't wait for the LP to come out, it's like, the music you love just got a taste of the present and it plays in perfect harmony. Rachel won't just make you feel you're "going up in smoke", it will leave you wanting for more. So stop, relax and give it a listen. Support the music.

Antics / Interpol

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"New York's Interpol released a landmark debut album that shook up the indie world and strongly influenced many of the genre's major players. Drawing on the musical flourishes of that album, the band have crafted a follow-up every bit as dynamic and no less brilliant. Returning to the dark and moody landscape inhabited by Turn On The Bright Lights, Antics is just as atmospheric as its predecessor, but is a much different album. Interpol has allowed themselves a little more breathing room this go around, and the songs sound cleaner and less dense. The melodies remain as sharp as ever - if not sharper - while the music feels somewhat stripped down, even taking on an immediate, almost-live, feel." (from

Interpol have outdone themselves with almost every track they play. Not only is their sound amazing but it fills u up with excitement and practically makes the music come alive. This is their second album, but oh is it awesome.
Just listen to it and leave me a comment with a smiley face in it. I'll know what happened. :)