Random song post, Volume 1

February 12, 2010

A few recently added songs to my iPod:

The Rocket Summer – “Walls” (Of Men And Angels, Island, 2010): Gorgeous.  The lyrics are a bit of a cliche’, but still a beautiful song.  Everything, from the gentle piano to the perfect drum groove, easily make this one of Bryce Avary’s finest.

30 Seconds To Mars – “Kings And Queens” (This Is War, Virgin/EMI, 2009): This is EXACTLY what Angels and Airwaves needs to be doing more of!  If any band can completely pull off the U2-style guitar, mixed with electronics, and some of the most epic choruses you’ll ever hear, it’s these guys.  The second Shannon Leto (Jared’s brother) hits those three flams at the beginning, it’s hard not to get excited.  Cool video, too.

Cartel – “The Perfect Mistake” (Cycles, Wind-Up, 2009): Whatever Cartel lost on 2007’s self-titled crapfest, this song proves they can get it back.  It’s an exciting, raw, “Say Anything Else, ” style rocker that could easily fit alongside any of Chroma’s tracks.  Want full time to half time transitions?  Want Will Pugh’s 2005-era voice back?  Want to be kicked in the face by amazingness?  This song has it all.

Songs I’d fogotten about, or overlooked, but now can’t stop listening to:

Farewell – “Devoid” (Run It Up The Flagpole, Epitaph, 2009): Fun, straightforward pop/rock.  A catchy chorus you can’t help but sing along to.  A transition from the bridge to the final refrain that will instantly pump you full of adrenaline.  Great song.

Incubus – “A Certain Shade Of Green” (S.C.I.E.N.C.E. , Immortal/Epic, 1997): Listening to this, one of Incubus’ earlier hits, you can easily hear their signature sound starting to evolve into what would define later albums like Make Yourself.  The agressive guitar, funky bass (especially in the bridge!  ) , and some of the more creative drum work of the nu-metal genre combine with Brandon Boyd’s disctinctive vocals for a thrilling rock ride you don’t ever want to end.


2 Responses to “Random song post, Volume 1”

  1. amber Says:

    This album made it to the billboard top albums of 2009, definitely worth mentioning.

  2. Aldo Abdin Says:

    I like the way your site is set up. It has a nice theme to it. I enjoy the graphics of your website. I wish I can create a homepage that looks as good as urs .

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