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    What is the last record that you listened for the first time and you thought "holy shit this is good!"? Seriously blew your mind. I've discovered a lot of great bands and albums through threads like this.

    My last record that blew my mind must have been City Shock by the band Social Circkle.
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    Most recently, Bad Religion's "Dissent of Man." I was so ready to hate on that album when I first heard Resist Stance, but when I listened to the whole thing together after it came out, I did a complete 180. I was not prepared for a full recovery like that

    Before that, I'd have to say Rammstein's Sehnsucht. Most Rammstein fans tell me that this is their most "popular" (i.e. diluted and uninspired) album, and since it's the only one I own I can't really confirm or deny that, but for what it is, it's not something I'm used to listening to. I was really uncomfortable buying it (got it on recommendation from a friend who lives in Austria), and I was ready for some kind of puke-metal garbage, but when I popped it in, I was pretty surprised --- it's like heavy metal, but with really kickass beats and a crazy synth guy instead of a "lead guitarist." An interesting twist on a diluted genre, IMO.

    Before that? Collective Soul started something good with their "Rabbit" S/T album a year or so ago (I heard the first track and thought, "They're back!"), but the rest of that album was kinda meh.

    I dunno if it counts as an "album" per se, but the Higurashi/When They Cry soundtrack (by Kenji Kawai) was pretty fuckin' grand. It's so simple yet so creepy. But of course my opinion of it is horribly biased thanks to how atmospheric the show was I still can't listen to the title track without getting Tha Willies.
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    Been a while. Last one was Strung Out's 2009 album, "Agents of the Underground". Fucking great record.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Static_Martyr View Post
    I dunno if it counts as an "album" per se, but the Higurashi/When They Cry soundtrack (by Kenji Kawai) was pretty fuckin' grand. It's so simple yet so creepy. But of course my opinion of it is horribly biased thanks to how atmospheric the show was I still can't listen to the title track without getting Tha Willies.
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    I've posted most of these comments in the "Best album of the year so far?" thread, but i'll accumulate them here for convenience.

    Some stuff that i've been listening too the past couple weeks:

    Cheap Girls - My Roaring 20s

    If you're in your early 20s, and feeling pretty apathetic, this will be the soundtrack to your life. Sonically, they're similar to 90s power pop, but with more of a punk tinge.

    Song: Ft. Lauderdale
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rSqnl7ml2Fo

    Two Cow Garage - Sweet Saint Me

    Alt-Country/Cowpunk: think if Lucero played just a little bit faster. Such good stuff.

    Song: Sally I've Been Shot
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TiIrx2H_iPE

    Red City Radio - The Dangers of Standing Still

    Melodic punk: think of Hot Water Music meets Dillinger Four

    Song: Spinning In Circles is a Gateway Drug
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jPIKCLzXn7w

    Screeching Weasel - First World Manifesto

    One of my favorites of the year: Ben Weasel manages to keep his "ramonescore" sound going after so many years.

    Song: Follow Your leaders
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TSnpRkL0hwg

    Heartsounds - Until We Surrender
    Awesome stuff, reminds me a bit of A Wilhelm Scream at times.

    Song: Until We Surrender
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RyB7Ln25CyM

    LCD Soundsystem - This Is Happening

    I hate to use the phrase: but think "dance punk".

    Song: I Can Change
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tW8FKkVnqng



    Some stuff from last year that people need to be aware of:



    The Menzingers - Chamberlian Waits

    Quite possibly my favorite album of last year. I sort of see them as the "new" Against Me!: melodic punk, with dueling vocals.

    Song: Time Tables http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aCN1azAvx10

    Off With Their Heads - In Desolation

    So catchy yet so aggressive: this record will kick you in your teeth.

    Song: Their Own Medicine
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p9eQNb7U8Pg

    Gaslight Anthem - 59 Sound

    Punk meets the soul of 50s rock and roll.

    Song: The '59 Sound www.youtube.com/watch?v=bOBb13yDnzo
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    Quote Originally Posted by jacknife737 View Post
    Gaslight Anthem - 59 Sound

    Punk meets the soul of 50s rock and roll.

    Song: The '59 Sound www.youtube.com/watch?v=bOBb13yDnzo
    That record blew your mind? First time I listened to it, it felt pretty "meh". Took some time for me to be able to say it is an okay album, I still find it a not great album. It could have something to do with me expecting an old Against Me!-esque record.
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    You thought Gaslight Anthem was gonna be like Against Me!?
    When I bought "Very Emergency" by The Promise Ring, I was pretty obsessed with it for a while, soooo good! I think the last one to do that for me was the newest Trap Them album Darker Handcraft. One of the heaviest fucking albums I've heard in a while. Face punching awesomeness.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RageAndLov View Post
    That record blew your mind? First time I listened to it, it felt pretty "meh". Took some time for me to be able to say it is an okay album, I still find it a not great album. It could have something to do with me expecting an old Against Me!-esque record.
    I love everything about that record: the way it just oozes Americana, the songs about girls named maria and guys with sailor tattoos... understandable that they may not click with you, but they're worth a second chance.

    And yeah, they're absolutely nothing like Against Me! (especially old AM! stuff); if I was to make a comparison to anybody, it'd be Bruce Springsteen. Gaslight's earlier stuff is a little more "punk" orientated: 59 Sound is their take on soul/blues, and their latest American Slang is a more straight ahead rock album.
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    Attack Attack - Someday Came Suddenly

    Simply perfect.

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