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    atlas sound phoools
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    • CommentAuthorInexperto
    • CommentTimeFeb 19th 2008
    "Angry Man" by The Bees. And then possibly the rest of the Sunshine Hit Me album.

    But mainly Angry Man.
    • CommentTimeFeb 19th 2008
    @Brent Wilcox
    yeah, it was surprisingly good.

    playing monster magnet - dopes to infinity right now...hadn't heard it in years
    • CommentAuthorradian
    • CommentTimeFeb 19th 2008
    Currently listening to this compilation by Sonic Frontiers.
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    Insect Warfare - At War with Grindcore 7''

    their vocals just ruin it for me, but live they just destroy! also check out HATRED SURGE and KNUCKLESCRAPER- those kids all come from the same band ( MACHINE GUN ROMANTICS) and are all top notch. more powerviolence than traditional grind, but i actually like them both better. gulfXcoastXgrindXcore!!
    • CommentTimeFeb 19th 2008
    Gnostic - Splinters Of Change
    • CommentAuthorSolario
    • CommentTimeFeb 19th 2008
    Eels' "Rarities And Other Useless Trinckets."

    Dresden Dolls' self-titled album.
    • CommentTimeFeb 19th 2008
    waiting for dhl to deliver my replacement ipod (which, if it's like the last time i sent an ipod in for being shit, they'll send me back one with the exact same fucking error), so i'm not yet shuffling.
    listening to kala by m.i.a. and the great filter by tub ring in the car.
    • CommentAuthorabkosher
    • CommentTimeFeb 19th 2008
    @ Ben - Looks like I misspelled it. It's Darondo. Go here:
    • CommentTimeFeb 19th 2008
    grizzly bear - yellow house

    very good for the last hour of work when time seems to be standing absolutely still.
      CommentAuthorPaul Sizer
    • CommentTimeFeb 19th 2008
    I dug out Ministry's first two albums this weekend; "With Sympathy" and "Twitch". Wow.

    Given the direction that Al Jourgenson decided to take with the band in the last few years, these sound positively eclectic. Truthfully, I dug Ministry up to "The Land of Rape and Honey" and then it all went really boring, maybe a good single here and there ("New World Order" was good), but for the most part, it just slid into dumb noisy metal, and not the good kind.

    With how things ended up, hearing those early albums were most entertaining on the level that they were stomping around, trying on different clothes to see what fit. "With Sympathy" was Al's sour soul focused through tinkly synthpop, and "Twitch" (produced by the legendary Adrian Sherwood!) laid the blueprint that Trent Reznor is STILL riding for all it's worth. Whether it was doing enough heroin to kill a horse or just getting lazy, Jourgenson just lost it musically, which is too bad, because there was a few years where I was buying everything that had his byline on it.
    Side note: Years ago, I went into Wax Trax in Chicago (where Al worked for a while) and on the wall behind the counter was a copy of "With Sympathy", stuck into the wall with a huge bowie knife and the word "abortion" scrawled by Al on the cover. Good times.
      CommentAuthorPaul Sizer
    • CommentTimeFeb 19th 2008 edited

    Yes, THAT Ministry...
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    as im sure you guys are surprised by, i greaty-GREATLY-prefer ministry after the harder changeover. i think the peak was mid period stuff, as the last two records (which i still like) have gotten way more metal and less industrial
      CommentAuthorPaul Sizer
    • CommentTimeFeb 19th 2008 edited
    I'm not against the harder, more metal music, but it just seemed like some of the nice (weird to say) subtleties he managed to cram into his crashing symphonies were lost in favor of just a headbanger wall of sound. For all the people who categorized Ministry as "Industrial", I'd say that tag left right after "Land of Rape and Honey".

    In listening to it after an extended time away, "Twitch" is a great album. Letting Adrian Sherwood chop up everything, run it through a distortion filter and add drums that sound like ambulances crashing was sheer brilliance and , in retrospect, a blueprint that NIN, Front 242 and Die Krupps all eventually followed. And the most twisted part? You can sing along to nearly all the album, proving that the power of "pop", even in crunchy industrial, is unbeatable. Reznor knew that, which is why he ran and scooped up Sherwood to produce most of "Pretty Hate Machine"; I say it was Trent's love letter to "Twitch".
    But that's just my opinion...
    • CommentTimeFeb 19th 2008
    @Paul Sizer

    Uhm... I hadn't heard that early Ministry stuff. This is an embarrassment. There's a few more albums riding on the top of my acquire list now...
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    Garmarna - Vengeance
    Hedningarna - Karelia Visa
    • CommentAuthorLordcrotch
    • CommentTimeFeb 20th 2008

    Weird Beard by J. Ades
    Green Onions by Booker T and the M.G.'s
    Lil Red Ridin' Hood by Sam the Sham and the Pharoahs
    Eye to Eye Louder Vox by Aleks and the Drummer
    All the Young Dudes by Mott the Hoople
    Walking the Cow by Daniel Johnston

    The Storm in the Coloring Book Graveyard by Red Sleeping Boy
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    DESPISE YOU/SUPPRESION split 7" (first wave crushing powerviolence)
    MARS VOLTA-bedlam in goliath cdr
    AMPERE-everything (emoviolence!)
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    The last couple of days... god this is going a bit goth...

    Sisters of Mercy - Floodland
    Elusive - Destination Zero
    Uninvited Guest - Faith in Oblivion + Malice in Wonderland
    Violet Stigmata - Dystronik Circus
    Blutengel - Angel Dust