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Re: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?

Tue Feb 05, 2019 6:48 am

Reciprocate, by Rationale. Severely underrated artist with a gorgeous voice

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hKttcxlzw5o

Speaking of gorgeous voices, stumbled upon this study earlier today, showing how quickly top musicians make average salaries. Thought I'd share here since there is no other music thread.

https://midination.com/highest-paid-musicians-2018/

U2 made my salary in like 5 hours last year. Pretty demoralizing honestly
 
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Re: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?

Tue Feb 05, 2019 10:18 am

Yesterday morning, the local coffee shop was playing Information Society - What's On Your Mind, and I haven't been able to get it out of my head since. Finally just played it on Spotify, and still stuck.
 
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Re: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?

Tue Feb 05, 2019 12:08 pm

Soft Machine - Land Of Cockayne (1981)

A Soft Machine album in name only, with none of the original members. Vaguely new-agey keyboard-driven fusion with a lot of synths and strings. Has its moments, but in general not all that memorable. Just picked it up because I'm a sucker for anything with Allan Holdsworth on it, but his role here is pretty minimal. This was out of print and very hard to find for years, but was apparently reissued in remastered form a few years back.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XKxojs0 ... A1mip4KZ_g
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Re: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?

Tue Feb 12, 2019 12:48 pm

I wanted something *"dreamy" before lunch:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DnkHf069fvA

*..or is that "cheesy"? Either way, it works for a lunch break. :D
 
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Re: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?

Tue Feb 12, 2019 3:59 pm

Ghost - Meliora

Just got into these guys recently... they're pretty good musically... nothing overly fancy, just good, solid rock played nice and tight.

Lyrically I think they're trying a bit too hard to be "satanic" and at times it just starts to sound silly; I'd be curious to hear what they could do if they dropped the devil shtick and just played.
 
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Re: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?

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Re: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?

Wed Feb 13, 2019 6:38 am

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Ghost - Meliora

Just got into these guys recently... they're pretty good musically... nothing overly fancy, just good, solid rock played nice and tight.

Lyrically I think they're trying a bit too hard to be "satanic" and at times it just starts to sound silly; I'd be curious to hear what they could do if they dropped the devil shtick and just played.

There's a local burger place (which I've been to) that stirred up controversy a few years ago by having a "Ghost burger" on the menu. Looks like the incident even made it into the band's Wikipedia entry:
Wikipedia wrote:
Chicago heavy metal-themed restaurant Kuma's Corner added a hamburger called "The Ghost" to its menu in tribute to Ghost. Its recipe includes goat shoulder, red wine reduction, and a communion wafer. Local Catholic institutions have called the burger "tasteless" and demanded Kuma's Corner to remove it from the menu. The restaurant's owner acknowledged the controversy and stated they respected religion while refusing to remove the burger, citing the First Amendment. To demonstrate his respect for opposing views, he also donated $1,500 to Catholic Charities of the Chicago Archdiocese.
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Re: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?

Wed Feb 13, 2019 12:16 pm

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Soen - Lotus (2019)

Soen's debut Cognitive (2012) was very good, but also overtly derivative of Tool. With each subsequent album they have evolved a little, refined their approach, and increasingly stepped out of Tool's shadow to find their own voice. On this, their fourth album, everything really comes together. The playing (which has always been excellent), songwriting, vocals, production, and pacing of more aggressive tracks interspersed with quieter ones, all just click. IMO this is a fan-damn-tastic slab of prog metal goodness.

A couple of tracks:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yyZVOjaau1U
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JNCm0mZ-1fQ


I just finished listening to their Lykaia album... these guys are excellent.
 
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Re: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?

Wed Feb 13, 2019 2:59 pm

Working my way backward through Soilwork's discography. Greatly enjoy their new album so I figured I would check out their earlier work as well. Currently on The Ride Majestic album. A bit heavier and takes a bit more time to acquire, but a lot of excellent tracks.
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Re: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?

Wed Feb 13, 2019 4:17 pm

just brew it! wrote:
Soft Machine - Land Of Cockayne (1981)

A Soft Machine album in name only, with none of the original members. Vaguely new-agey keyboard-driven fusion with a lot of synths and strings. Has its moments, but in general not all that memorable. Just picked it up because I'm a sucker for anything with Allan Holdsworth on it, but his role here is pretty minimal. This was out of print and very hard to find for years, but was apparently reissued in remastered form a few years back.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XKxojs0 ... A1mip4KZ_g



I could never "get into" most pure instrumental rock.. but a good long solo in an instrumental + vocal: that I love. (..Yes, to Yes.)


However, some of the '70s + Jazz sounds quite good (..though in many instances because of the really outstanding talent of the musicians):

ex. one of (if not) the best drummers ever: Charly Antolini, though ironically what I like best about this piece is the bass guitar by Wolfgang Schmid:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uTGv4y1 ... BDw8#t=200

Here is Charly doing Caravan (where you can see his genius):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mL-LyKc ... w8&index=7
 
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Re: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?

Wed Feb 13, 2019 4:34 pm

..better composition and tone with distortion: :P

..damn, they are almost as good as they were 25+ years ago!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_SdIV5B ... h0&index=3
 
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Re: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?

Fri Feb 15, 2019 6:31 pm

First it was sea shanties:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-CuyLbC2TZo

and now it's a Marty Robbins album:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BX-9RpAcSbE
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Re: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?

Sat Feb 16, 2019 5:35 am

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First it was sea shanties:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-CuyLbC2TZo

and now it's a Marty Robbins album:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BX-9RpAcSbE

"And now"?

Holy time warp, Batman!
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Re: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?

Tue Feb 19, 2019 7:33 am

Continuing my trip backwards through Soilwork's discography. Today I am listening to The Living Infinite. At 20 tracks long, this will be a mountain of material to digest; but if its anywhere as good as Ride The Majestic, I should enjoy every minute.

On a different note, I just wanted to offer a friendly reminder to all the prog-rock fans in the forums that the new Dream Theater album will be out this Friday!
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Re: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?

Sun Feb 24, 2019 11:48 am

Keith Sweat - Sexiest Girl :wink:
 
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Re: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?

Sun Feb 24, 2019 5:55 pm

Kansas - The Prelude Implicit (2016)

We discussed this briefly here (back on page 98) around the time it came out. I was just giving it a spin this afternoon, and was struck by how much the replacement vocalist can sound like Steve Walsh from back in the day. Kind of spooky at times, even.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OOUfbNd ... HS1BA8aD-K

Skip forward to the track "The Voyage Of Eight Eighteen" if you want to hear something akin to their classic (pre-Leftoverture, even... it reminds me of their first three albums, before they turned into a major arena rock act) sound.
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Re: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?

Wed Mar 06, 2019 4:38 pm

Overkill - The Wings Of War

These guys have been one of my go-to bands since the 80's - just raw, aggressive, in your face thrash metal... Blitz is starting to show his age on vocals a bit.
 
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Re: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?

Mon Mar 11, 2019 8:27 am

Diverging from my normal metal playlist to take a trip back a few decades to my high school years. Hoobastank, my favorite of the era: The Exies, and the seriously underrated and completely unknown: Headstrong.
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Sat Mar 16, 2019 5:04 pm

Dropkick Murphys - Rose Tattoo! Cuz St. Patty's :)
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Re: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?

Tue Mar 19, 2019 12:34 pm

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Overkill - The Wings Of War

These guys have been one of my go-to bands since the 80's - just raw, aggressive, in your face thrash metal... Blitz is starting to show his age on vocals a bit.


Overkill... Greatest American thrash band. Fact.
 
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Re: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?

Wed Mar 20, 2019 7:55 pm

Postmodern Jukebox - Dream On (yes, that Dream On).

Not sure if this is supposed to be a torch song or an unsolicited audition to do the intro song for the next James Bond movie but I'm happy with either. She's got some pipes.

https://youtu.be/Yq4KA0mUnC8
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Re: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?

Wed Mar 20, 2019 10:52 pm

Swing Out Sister - Twilight World
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_85KMV7Erqs

Btw: Postmodern Jukebox - Dream On was pretty darn good!
 
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Re: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?

Sun Mar 31, 2019 12:44 pm

Ghost - Prequelle (2018)

I'd never really listened to this band before, having written them off as another gimmicky novelty act ala GWAR. At least in the Chicago area, their claim to fame is a controversy from several years back when a local burger joint named a burger after them and topped it with a communion wafer.

Anyhow, this album is rather tame stuff given their controversial earlier albums and stage show. They seem to have dialed the blasphemy back, and if anything, this album is channeling mid-period Blue Oyster Cult in a big way. At times, the vocalist even sounds kind of like BOC's Buck Dharma (who sang lead on their hits "Don't Fear The Reaper" and "Burning For You"). Poppy, hummable hard rock with dark (somtimes incongruously so) lyrics. It does veer pretty close to Spinal-Tap-esque genre self-parody at times (I assume this is intentional...), but that's part of the charm.

If you're a Blue Oyster Cult fan (like me), this album is probably worth checking out. It's kind of like finding a long-lost, previously unknown BOC album.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XxyGT0B ... zjRxsCe6lp
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Re: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?

Sun Mar 31, 2019 4:01 pm

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Postmodern Jukebox - Dream On (yes, that Dream On).

Not sure if this is supposed to be a torch song or an unsolicited audition to do the intro song for the next James Bond movie but I'm happy with either. She's got some pipes.

https://youtu.be/Yq4KA0mUnC8


Been enjoying some Postmodern Jukebox as well. Gunhild Carling has some amazing musical skills:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xywNeumntoE
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Re: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?

Sun Mar 31, 2019 4:26 pm

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Ghost - Prequelle (2018)

I'd never really listened to this band before, having written them off as another gimmicky novelty act ala GWAR. At least in the Chicago area, their claim to fame is a controversy from several years back when a local burger joint named a burger after them and topped it with a communion wafer.

Anyhow, this album is rather tame stuff given their controversial earlier albums and stage show. They seem to have dialed the blasphemy back, and if anything, this album is channeling mid-period Blue Oyster Cult in a big way. At times, the vocalist even sounds kind of like BOC's Buck Dharma (who sang lead on their hits "Don't Fear The Reaper" and "Burning For You"). Poppy, hummable hard rock with dark (somtimes incongruously so) lyrics. It does veer pretty close to Spinal-Tap-esque genre self-parody at times (I assume this is intentional...), but that's part of the charm.

If you're a Blue Oyster Cult fan (like me), this album is probably worth checking out. It's kind of like finding a long-lost, previously unknown BOC album.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XxyGT0B ... zjRxsCe6lp

My sister loves them, but was a little disappointed by that album. I've listened to it a decent amount and it isn't all that bad. I'll agree that it's a bit more poppy than the first couple.
 
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Re: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?

Tue Apr 02, 2019 6:46 am

Just went and saw Dream Theater Sunday Night. They played their newest material in the first set along with some classics followed up with metropolis pt2 album in its entirety in the second set. What a ride. 10/10. Full disclosure, I might actually enjoy their newer material better than metropolis. As a whole, the album is a masterpiece, but song for song, I enjoy their newer material more. The new stuff has dialed down the prog and jazz influences and filled in the gap with a touch more metal. This allows Petrucci to sit back and riff and look much more comfortable doing it than in some of the more intricate jazz meters he plays in on metropolis. If you are a fan of Symphony X you will love the new material. Either way, new or old fan, it was a fantastic show and I highly recommend picking up tickets to their nearest stop.
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Re: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?

Tue Apr 02, 2019 7:51 am

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Just went and saw Dream Theater Sunday Night. They played their newest material in the first set along with some classics followed up with metropolis pt2 album in its entirety in the second set. What a ride. 10/10. Full disclosure, I might actually enjoy their newer material better than metropolis. As a whole, the album is a masterpiece, but song for song, I enjoy their newer material more. The new stuff has dialed down the prog and jazz influences and filled in the gap with a touch more metal. This allows Petrucci to sit back and riff and look much more comfortable doing it than in some of the more intricate jazz meters he plays in on metropolis. If you are a fan of Symphony X you will love the new material. Either way, new or old fan, it was a fantastic show and I highly recommend picking up tickets to their nearest stop.

I just picked up the new album a few days ago, and I will second the recommendation. While it doesn't break any new ground musically, it is definitely a return to form. I've been mostly indifferent to their releases from the past decade (starting with Black Clouds and Silver Linings), and The Astonishing (2016) was a lumbering self-indulgent mess of a concept album (which I apparently described in this very thread as akin to "a mutant musical offspring of Dream Theater and Andrew Lloyd Webber"). IMO Distance Over Time feels more inspired than anything they've done since Train Of Thought (2003), which (perhaps not coincidentally) also had a heavier, more metallic edge to it.
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