Noise-some Notes – A Week in Listening 8th June 2012

Here’s what’s been assaulting my ears this week:

King Crimson – Red A Prog classic but never one of my favourites from them I have to admit. More of a Lark’s Tongues In Aspic sort of guy. I have to say I enjoyed it immensely this time round though so maybe this is due a reappraisal.

Pink Floyd – Animals 1st time I’ve ever listened to this, enjoyed it again but a bit early to comment in any detail!

Candlemass – S/T This is a beast of an album and is unfairly overlooked due to the unfortunate on-off reunion with Messiah Marcolin. Only gripe is the line Mirrors for our souls which sounds a bit too much like Mirrors for arseholes for my liking. Once you notice something like that it’s hard to ignore it so.. sorry about that.

Watain – Sworn to the Dark I’ve listened to this quite a lot trying to decide about whether to buy their recent Opus Diaboli. I’m rating it more with every listen but still couldn’t hum a tune off this if I tried! I realise I’m probably missing the point..

Ian Hunter – You’re Never Alone With a Schizophrenic Probably not very metal but I don’t just listen to metal all the time! He’s the Hunter and you’re just the punter so be quiet. This is a great album, if you like Bowie, Springsteen, Dylan kind of stuff you should check this out although I rate him above any of them.

King Diamond – Abigail My girlfriend has a thing about haunted houses at the moment so this sprang to mind. The King’s high-low voice is great for singing the parts of the various characters and the band are shit-hot. Glad to see him bouncing back from his recent heart surgery!

Manilla Road – Crystal Logic Only just purchased so I’ll be covering this as a “Too Tempting To Resist” very soon.

John Renbourn – Sir John Alot of… Top Medieval Cobblers. Been on a bit of a folk kick with the recent purchase of the book Electric Eden and then I watched the BBCs excellent documentary Folk Brittannia too. Much better than the rather dull Punk Brittannia that was on recently.

Paradise Lost – Tragic Idol  I rated their last Faith Divides Us.. album as their best for some time and the best album of recent years so I was a bit dissappointed to be underwhelmed by this when I first got it. Then I realised it was because the weather was too sunny. Now it’s started pissing down its making perfect sense.

Def Leppard – Slang Really unfairly dismissed album of theirs and a bit of a shame their fanbase didn’t accept the slight shift in direction. And it was slight. That said, I don’t think it’s aged as well as some of their older stuff but there are some timeless tracks on here (as on every Lep album).

Saint Vitus – Born Too Late Picked the vinyl for this up in Amsterdam which seems appropriate. Seminal Stoner Doom.

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2 thoughts on “Noise-some Notes – A Week in Listening 8th June 2012”

  1. First-ever Noise-some Notes!! I feel privileged to be here. I’d like to thank the Academy…

    Ahem.

    King Crimson – Red = Tough to say there’s a KC lesser than another…

    Pink Floyd – Animals = Meh. I’m not big on Floyd. But if you are, good on ya.

    Candlemass – S/T = Hahahaha if I ever hear that, it’s ALL I’ll be able to hear! Woo!

    Watain – Sworn to the Dark = Yep. Stop trying to hum the damn things and

    Ian Hunter – You’re Never Alone With a Schizophrenic Probably not very metal but I don’t just listen to metal all the time! He’s the Hunter and you’re just the punter so be quiet. This is a great album, if you like Bowie, Springsteen, Dylan kind of stuff you should check this out although I rate him above any of them.

    King Diamond – Abigail My girlfriend has a thing about haunted houses at the moment so this sprang to mind. The King’s high-low voice is great for singing the parts of the various characters and the band are shit-hot. Glad to see him bouncing back from his recent heart surgery!

    Manilla Road – Crystal Logic Only just purchased so I’ll be covering this as a “Too Tempting To Resist” very soon.

    John Renbourn – Sir John Alot of… Top Medieval Cobblers. Been on a bit of a folk kick with the recent purchase of the book Electric Eden and then I watched the BBCs excellent documentary Folk Brittannia too. Much better than the rather dull Punk Brittannia that was on recently.

    Paradise Lost – Tragic Idol I rated their last Faith Divides Us.. album as their best for some time and the best album of recent years so I was a bit dissappointed to be underwhelmed by this when I first got it. Then I realised it was because the weather was too sunny. Now it’s started pissing down its making perfect sense.

    Def Leppard – Slang Really unfairly dismissed album of theirs and a bit of a shame their fanbase didn’t accept the slight shift in direction. And it was slight. That said, I don’t think it’s aged as well as some of their older stuff but there are some timeless tracks on here (as on every Lep album).

    Saint Vitus – Born Too Late Picked the vinyl for this up in Amsterdam which seems appropriate. Seminal Stoner Doom.

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    1. Not sure what happened there, it posted and I didn’t hit anything. A WP burp!

      Carrying on:

      Watain – Sworn to the Dark = I was gonna say, stop trying to hum the damn things and go break some stuff!

      Ian Hunter – You’re Never Alone With a Schizophrenic = Careful rating him above Springsteen, man! 😉

      King Diamond – Abigail = Any KD is good KD.

      Manilla Road – Crystal Logic = Bring it on!

      John Renbourn – Sir John Alot of… Top Medieval Cobblers. = Careful, us punkers will put on our stompin’ boots! ‘)

      Paradise Lost – Tragic Idol = Yeah, that’ll happen.

      Def Leppard – Slang = same as the Floyd, I’m not huge into this, but if you are, give ‘er!

      Saint Vitus – Born Too Late = I WANNA GO TO AMSTERDAM!!!!

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