Post by Pillars of Aaron on Apr 26, 2015 0:25:40 GMT -5
Discuss albums that get better and better over the years. Whether it be something that stood out at the time and stands out even more now amid the flood of new music or just something that you recently listened to that you haven't in months-years. My contribution? Polar Bear Club's Sometimes Things Just Disappear. They still haven't topped it, and it feels refreshing after not listening to it for a long time.
STJD really is a standout from that time period. I still love Chasing Hamburg and the new album a lot, but that first full length was something special. Eat Dinner, Bury The Dog and Run is still just a fucking amazing opener and one of my favorite PBC songs.
I'm gonna submit Menzingers - Chamberlain Waits. It's been 5 years since the release and it still sounds incredibly fresh. There's not a single bad song on it and absolutely nothing feels out of place. I think I love it a bit more each time I listen.
I don't think I've listened to Clash in forever. I remember really being into a few songs, but it didn't really grab me like STJD or Chasing Hamburg. Might have to give it another listen soon.
I'm also going to throw out Sabertooth Zombie - Midnight Venom. I just looked it up and apparently it was released in 2006? Still one of those records that just kind of feels timeless. I probably revisit it every couple months and enjoy it every time, it's just a great hardcore record. That riff from Decayed Decade gets stuck in my head ALL the time.
it's really hard for me to pick between this and The Chronic but 2001 has aged damn well. The beats still sound so fresh today, especially those horns on What's the Difference. that's not even mentioning that The Next Episode, Still D.R.E. and Forgot About Dre are all classics, production-wise and for rap in general. AND it has Snoop, Eminem and Nate Dogg (and that damn Xzibit verse) in basically their primes.
say what you want about the ghostwriting, but damn I really love this album. shit, even the deeper cuts like Ackrite and Murder Ink are miles ahead of what anyone was doing at that time. I almost feel bad for Dre, he did two great albums in a row, Detox got all hyped up and he's never going to be able to deliver. but then i remember that he's rich as hell and then I don't feel bad at all about it.
Every Wilhelm Scream record has eventually become a total classic for me. took the longest for Mute Print, but The Rip is probably their best song. The way that the lyrics have gone from reflecting "guy in small band scared by staking his entire life on it" on the first two to "guy in band doing well enough he might be a little happy" is really encouraging.
Man I'd watch them do a full album show for any of their records! Ruiner would be so cool, I've seen them 4 or 5 times at this point and never heard God Loves A Liar or Congratulations, both of which I love. glad Walden is a staple for them though.
Partycrasher is pretty good, I'd recommend giving it another try. Not as memorable as Career Suicide or Ruiner for me, though. I still dig Mute Print, but I'd have to say Career Suicide is my favorite AWS record, I get so pumped every time I hear it.
Post by Pillars of Aaron on May 19, 2015 14:05:10 GMT -5
Yeah, I just gave Partycrasher another listen and I was like, "this is better than the last time I gave it a listen." Then it finished and Career Suicide started and I was like, "Oh yeah, that's why I didn't dig it that much. It's no where near as good as Career Suicide." I also didn't care much for the EP. :/
this is a totally biased answer coming from me, but Brand New - Daisy. the only thing that really bothers me about it is some of Vin's lyrics, but the album as a whole is fantastic and has grown on me immensely. the emotion, at least in the music, feels a lot more raw than all of their previous albums.
I still remember the first time I heard the album. I downloaded a leak and Vices started.... totally thought I got a bum link or something with the intro and then the song just exploded into my eardrums. the rest of the album didn't really hit me as hard initially and I wasn't in love with the little bit grungier sound, but I love it just a little more with every listen.