Saturday, 15 November 2014

Beyond the Veil – Tristania (183)

Beyond the Veil – Tristania Beyond the Veil - Tristania

A prime example of why it is a bad idea to download or buy an album purely because you like one song from it.

Norwegian hair metal. With choirs, ladies with large breasts and death growls.

Great if you’re a teenager.

Not so impressive if you’re a respectable 40 something.

Filed under: Music Project

Wednesday, 12 November 2014

Beyond Sanctorum – Therion (#180)

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More from the Euro Metal band with it’s own choir. Only this album is before the choir.

Death growls, grunting and incoherent bollocks. Why do people like this stuff? Do they give themselves sore throats singing along? Or do they sound like they’re having some sort of fit when they’re singing to themselves?


Filed under: Therion Tagged: beyond sanctorum, bollocks, therion

Tuesday, 11 November 2014

Between Darkness and Wonder – Lamb (#179)

Between Darkness and Wonder - Lamb Between Darkness and Wonder – Lamb

Hipster friends are always telling me I should like Lamb. I usually retort with some predictable comment about enjoying dinners on a Sunday with mint sauce or kebabs from the chip shop on the way home.

This album was an attempt to “like” Lamb. I tried. I gave them a go. Really. When I mentioned that I had tried Lamb in the form of Between Darkness and Wonder, predictably the Hipster said “Yeah but it’s not their best album”.

Thing is, it never is.

Filed under: Lamb Tagged: Between Darkness and Wonder, hipsters, Lamb

Saturday, 25 October 2014

#165 – The Best of Era – Era

Screen Shot 2014-10-23 at 14.02.16 The Best of – Era

No. I’d never heard of them either. It seems that I must have liked one of their songs and downloaded all of their music in the hope of finding something original.

This is like a poor man’s Enigma. Lots of Gregorian Chants (Popular in the 1990s) and new age fiddle faddle. The kind of music you might hear in one of those shops that sell floaty vaginas, tofu knitting kits and yogurt weaving tools.

Filed under: Chill out, Era Tagged: ameno, bollocks, era, monks, singing

Wednesday, 8 October 2014

#157 – Best of – The Offspring

The Best of The Offspring Best of – The Offspring

Some time in the late nineties and early noughties, I must have liked this band for some reason. This is clear from how I appear to have quite a lot of their albums. I’m buggered if I can remember what the song I liked was though.

Or why.

The Best of has a slightly familiar song but I’m not sure if that is the one I like. It is possible that this is a band that the ex-wife liked or it is possible that someone asked me to get it for them. Either way, I don’t like it.

Filed under: The Offspring Tagged: best of, Compilation, the best of, the offspring

Monday, 6 October 2014

#155 – The Best of – The Beach Boys

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Don’t know how this got into my collection.

I have a snooty contempt for the Beach Boys. Sure they’re a product of their time. That hazy clean living pseudo-America that only seemed to have happened in films or imaginations. But to me they have sinister overtones. That might just be me though.

There’s just something a little creepy about some of their songs. It makes me think of some tripped up psycho-hippie carving up bodies.I’m sure psychologists in the future will debate that statement for many years.

Filed under: Beach Boys Tagged: beach boys, best of, Compilation