afterstasis;3533350 said:Wareika Hill Sounds - Self TitledGenre: Roots Reggae/DubYear: 2007This is the most overlooked reggae album of the past 20 years. This is also the best reggae album of the past 20 years.Incredible trombone leads (courtesy of Calvin Cameron) mix seamlessly with nyahbinghi drumming, deep dub bass, and an excellent approach to trance-inducing yet accessible songcraft.I assure you this album will fit right in alongside the finest classics of the genre from decades long passed despite how clean and even oftentimes immaculate the production turned out.Mostly instrumental the few tracks with vocals stand just as tall, giving the trombone the rare chance to rest, and actually make me hope that if another album materializes that they integrate more as the only bad thing I can say about this album is that it can start to feel a little long by the final few songs which is alleviated when vocals arrive, so a bit more next time would be excellent.Recommended If You Like: Cedric IM Brooks, The Congos, Lee Perry, Ras Michael, and Count Ossie.Sample and/or buy at Honest Jon's Records.
Lameboy19;3534634 said:I'm not huge on reggae, but I'm out to prove to my brother that there are better alternatives than Slightly Stoopidis it really good for someone who hasn't listened to much reggae outside of the Marley family?
Gowienczyk;3534642 said:I've never even heard of Slightly Stoopid before this conversation!
citizenCERO;3536457 said:I'm gonna look into some southern-y sludge soon, so this sounds like a decent place to start.
TheCoolGuy;3538069 said:Any self-respecting human should own that Morgen album. I'm not too big of a fan of The Doors but this is my favorite album posted thus far in the thread.
afterstasis;3535706 said:Kilara - Southern Fried MetalGenre: Sludge/Stoner MetalYear: 1999Composed of people who played in bands as wildly different as City Of Caterpillar and Alabama Thunderpussy these guys were second only to Neurosis when it came to creating one hell of a sludge soup in the 1990's. Much more punk than the Neurosis fellows, these guys would throw in some pretty damn fast songs that wouldn't seem at all out of place on a powerviolence record, and then follow it up with a bluegrass tune or one of their numerous classic rock covers.Kilara did put out a legit LP that had it's share of great tunes, but this compilation of their EP, splits, and other rarities is where it's at and has a much rawer production that fits this music perfectly.I've still never heard a sludge band quite like this and I don't think I ever will. If you think modern sludge has become as boring as slowed down elevator music then give this record a spin.Recommended If You Like: Neurosis, EyeHateGod, Cavity, Buzzov*en, and Grief.Visit their myspace page for samples.
afterstasis;3539300 said:Autistic Daughters - Uneasy FlowersGenre: Post-RockYear: 2008Channelling multiple great early post-rock bands through more modern electronics/methods and with a hint of slowcore thrown in for good measure is probably the most straightforward way to describe this album, but it really doesn't do it justice.This is one of those albums I listen to very rarely, but thoroughly enjoy it's many moody discomforts each time, and genuinely appreciate seeing not only a great deal of unique sound, but also quality songs coming from a post-rock outfit in 2008.Recommended If You Like: Talk Talk, Gastr Del Sol, Xiu Xiu, The For Carnation, Codeine, and Labfradford.Visit their myspace page for samples.
neckermanncj;3540129 said:i'll download and give it a listen on a different day, if i remember!
afterstasis;3540146 said:it'll be here, though i'm not sure how you'll like it... it's definitely nothing like sigur ros, EITS, etc.you may like it, but i see folks like A_C, ultimatum, and overcookedbacon being really into it.
afterstasis;3540167 said:ri'm gonna try and remember to hit a prog album in the next day or two... also need to work in some hip-hop, funk, jazz, electronic music, country, noise, etc...it's just so hard not to pop in with another old forgotten psych album every other day!
TheCoolGuy;3540170 said:I'm not too big of a post-rock fan but I enjoyed this more than I did most post-rock albums I listened to.After everything posted so far in this thread, I'm willing to believe that anything you throw out will be good.
neckermanncj;3540174 said:what post-rock have you heard?!?!
TheCoolGuy;3540183 said:Basic stuff. I went through a few GY!BE albums (which I liked a lot,) The Earth is Not a Cold Dead Place (listened through that 4 times or so and it still remains a blur to me,) A Mt. Silver Zion's He Has Left Us Alone but Shafts of Light Sometimes Grace the Corner of Our Rooms… (though in defense I have only heard it once,) and Takk (which I enjoyed to some extent.) Not to say I don't enjoy post-rock, but what I have heard so far has not "wowed" me (besides GY!BE [and Explosions in the Sky on first listen but I got over that.])
TheCoolGuy;3540183 said:Basic stuff, admittedly not too much. I went through a few GY!BE albums (which I liked a lot,) The Earth is Not a Cold Dead Place (listened through that 4 times or so and it still remains a blur to me,) A Mt. Silver Zion's He Has Left Us Alone but Shafts of Light Sometimes Grace the Corner of Our Rooms… (though in defense I have only heard it once,) and Takk (which I enjoyed to some extent.) Not to say I don't enjoy post-rock, but what I have heard so far has not "wowed" me (besides GY!BE [and Explosions in the Sky on first listen but I got over that.])I'm willing to explore more into the genre, though, because there are certain points in each of the previously mentioned albums that left me in awe and struck an emotion in me.
Ultimatum;3540265 said:Maybeshewill is pretty accessible, and while Yndi Halda is amazing, they're not very accessible.For a Post-Rock newbie, I definitely suggest that Maybeshewill album, it has some standout tracks.