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02-24-2011, 03:52 AM
Instead of creating new thread or bumping old threads for each album, I'm gonna use this to "review" the albums I listened to. Now don't expect deep and comprehensive assays from me, I'm gonna rate each song one to five and add some notes if necessary. Feel free to contribute and share your ideas or your own reviews.

Well, I'm starting with Simon Werner a disparu by Sonic Youth. It's the soundtrack of French film Simon Werner a disparu...

All songs are instrumental.


1. Thème de Jérémie 5/5
2. Alice et Simon 4/5
3. Les Anges au piano 4/5
4. Chez Yves (Alice et Clara) 4/5
5. Jean-Baptiste à la fenêtre 5/5
6. Thème de Laetitia 3/5
7. Escapades 3/5
8. La Cabane au Zodiac 2/5
9. Dans le bois / M. Rabier 3/5
10. Jean-Baptiste et Laetitia - a 1:17 track
11. Thème de Simon 4/5
12. Au café 4/5
13. Thème d'Alice 5/5 - 13 minute song

02-28-2011, 11:37 AM
Keep going with Hardcore Will Never Die, But You Will by Mogwai.

All songs are instrumental except Mexican Grand Prix and George Square Thatcher Death Party.


1. White Noise 4/5
2. Mexican Grand Prix 3/5
3. Rano Pano 3/5
4. Death Rays 4/5
5. San Pedro 4/5
6. Letters to the Metro 3/5
7. George Square Thatcher Death Party 5/5
8. How to Be a Werewolf 3/5
9. Too Raging to Cheers 3/5
10. You're Lionel Richie 3/5

03-14-2011, 01:33 PM
This one's waiting for like 10 days so better get to it.

Build a Rocket Boys by Elbow:


1. The Birds 4/5 - 8 minute opener
2. Lippy Kids 3/5
3. With Love 5/5
4. Neat Little Rows 3/5
5. Jesus Is a Rochdale Girl 5/5
6. The Night Will Always Win 3/5
7. High Ideals 5/5
8. The River 2/5
9. Open Arms 5/5
10. The Birds (reprise)
11. Dear Friends 3/5 [/URL]
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03-21-2011, 04:29 PM
I had great expectations for that Mogwai album, but it wasn't exactly what I thought it would be, so it was kind of disappointing. Not really my cup of tea.

04-19-2011, 11:38 AM
Yeah, I agree- the album was hard to connect, and I removed most of it.

So Beautiful Or So What by Paul Simon


1. Getting Ready For Christmas Day 4/5
2. The Afterlife 4/5
3. Dazzling Blue 3/5
4. Rewrite 5/5
5. Love And Hard Times 3/5 - fine figurations
6. Love Is Eternal Sacred Light 4/5
7. Amulet - 1:36 instrumental
8. Questions For The Angels 2/5
9. Love and Blessings 4/5
10. So Beautiful Or So What 4/5

Raven in the Grave by the Raveonettes


1. Recharge & Revolt 4/5
2. War In Heaven 3/5
3. Forget That You're Young 4/5
4. Apparitions 5/5
5. Summer Moon 3/5
6. Let Me On Out 3/5
7. Ignite 4/5
8. Evil Seeds 5/5
9. My Time's Up 3/5

04-20-2011, 10:09 AM
I thought that Mogwai Album was great.... still havent bought it though.... need that fucking cover.

04-20-2011, 12:12 PM
This thread could be interesting if you actually reviewed the albums. A picture of the album cover, followed by a x/5 rating for each song hardly provides any interest for the readers.

04-20-2011, 12:58 PM
I wanted to say that..... but i'm usually sayin something negative, so i didn't. kinda a useless thread ninety percent of the time dude.

12-02-2011, 01:39 PM
You were right. This was more of a thread being created to get myself listen the albums that I want to listen. This isn't a problem anymore, but I don't want to left this thread like this.

Still there weren't much albums that I gave ear this year, but I pretty much listened them all which might interest me. I nearly swallowed Kasabian's Velociraptor!, nowadays I'm trying to get into Kate Bush's new release.

12-02-2011, 10:13 PM
I nearly swallowed Kasabian's Velociraptor!, .
How did it taste?

12-03-2011, 09:01 AM
Oooh, yummy. Many bands become duller with each new album, but they get more interesting, a very likeable quality about them.