Empathy is the poor man's cocaine
And love is just a chemical by any other name
I like the way your pheromones make me sleepy
This far away I still smell you inside me
This is my favorite thing ever, and I mean ever. Just four songs but so amazing. Get it right this second. Come on, fucking Witch House.
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Posting this because I saw Massive Attack last night and they pretty much made me cream my pants. This is a collection of songs that MA have sampled or covered. If you're a fan then you should get this so you can play "spot the sample". If you're not a fan then you should still get this because it's a good collection of soul/funk/reggae that's perfect for a lazy Sunday morning. I also found out this morning that it works if you're hungover at work and you have a "massive" headache. Har har, did you see what I did there?
One of my favorite albums of all time, Nail is a darkly humorous industrial cabaret act brimming with misanthropy. The man behind Foetus AKA You've Got Foetus On Your Breath AKA Scraping Foetus off the wheel is none other than J.G. Thirlwell, the man responsible for Steroid Maximus and the Venture Bros. music, among other things. On this album: anger, metallic noises, agony, swing-y rhythms, awesomely cheesy horns and strings, despair, and gravelly snarls. Think The Downward Spiral meets Chicago.
Back from the Future.
I have no idea how I haven't heard of these guys before, they make awesome electronic/instrumental hip-hop and they've put all their albums up for free on their website. If you take Xploding Plastix/Arts the Beatdoctor/Bonobo/Blockhead/Gotan Project and add a bit of funk you get Pretty Lights. I haven't heard all the albums yet but this one is amazingly good and their first one was pretty special too.
No, this isn't another album full of bootleg recordings. The Night Watch contains the best songs from the Larks' Tongues in Aspic and Starless and Bible Black,and makes them better by...well...by having them played in a live environment. All the songs have that extra oomph to them. And since it's King Crimson, you know that it's all played flawlessly.
This is a great album to start with if you have only heard In the Court of the Crimson King. With this baby, you'll get the smoky goodness of John Wetton's vocals, Fripp's patented guitar insanity with complementary violin from David Cross (not to say that he always plays second fiddle, har har), and Bill Bruford's incredibly diverse drumming.
"Although Hip-Hop is the foundation for all their music, material ranges from Jazz & Dub to Hardcore Hip-Hop beats and Drum&Bass. As opposed to continually repeating a loop, theQ4 composed their tracks practically note-by-note by making a collage of hundreds of dusty sampled notes and percussion hits taken from vinyl. Sometimes skilled instrumentalists are also recorded, only to chop up their work as well and layer it in the composition again. Due to this way of working, and the amount of sounds used, their work has a very moving/musical feel to it, to the point that every track becomes somewhat of a soundtrack on itself."
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Sorry for the lack of updates from me lately, I just got a new job and it's hard to adjust to going from a 0 hour week to a 40 hour week. Anyway, I was listening through my mashup albums trying to find one that I still actually liked when I bumped into this one. Lots of you might have already got this but it is the best mashup album that has ever and will ever be made. It's got mashups of artists like Basement Jaxx, Velvet Underground, The Stooges, The Breeders, and New Order, and all the tracks are flawlessly mixed together. It's more a DJ set than a collection of mashups and sometimes it's hard to know which 2 or 3 songs are getting mashed together at any particular moment. Also, no lazy "instrumental + rap" mashups! Since I love you guys so much I've included the original album art, proper tags, and the hidden song that you have to rewind the CD to find. Get it.
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This album has, for a while, been my best kept secret as a King Crimson fan. Released in 1997, this is the first of four volumes, and is, in my opinion, the best of the bunch. These live recordings capture the 1969 lineup in top form--in other words, it was when Greg Lake is on vocals, and all was right in the world. The audio quality fluctuates greatly from song to song, but all the tracks are very listenable.
Highlights of the album: "The Court of the Crimson King" from a BBC session with even clearer vocal harmonies and bass than the original; a raw bootleg of "21st Century Schizoid Man" whose searing vocals and blisteringly fast "Mirrors" section will melt your face; a downright evil rendition of Holst's "Mars;" and a punchy, jazzy performance of what would later become "Pictures of a City" (labeled here as "A Man, A City").