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Re: The Good Album Thread

Postby johng » December 22nd, 2014, 5:35 pm

jezzer wrote:might have been written by Knopfler in those pre-Brothers years. It's very hard to listen to it

Perhaps you should have stopped there :lol:

NB. I have never heard it but you make me want to keep it that way.
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Re: The Good Album Thread

Postby olaf the fat » December 22nd, 2014, 5:59 pm

I got to number 28, before I realised which was the album title and which was the artist.

I know I should have spotted the Taylor Swift one, but was there a band called 1979??

Anyway I heard of yer man at no.28
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Re: The Good Album Thread

Postby Morf » December 23rd, 2014, 2:56 am

Bought that Taylor Swift.

Tis a good pop album begad.
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The Good Album Thread

Postby ichabodscrane » December 23rd, 2014, 4:51 am

olaf the fat wrote:I got to number 28, before I realised which was the album title and which was the artist.

I know I should have spotted the Taylor Swift one, but was there a band called 1979??

Anyway I heard of yer man at no.28


Yup they were called The 1979.. Can't remember the name of the song they released.
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Re: The Good Album Thread

Postby Dave Cahill » December 23rd, 2014, 10:45 am

Not to forget Death From Above 1979
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Re: The Good Album Thread

Postby Tap Tackle » December 27th, 2014, 8:39 pm

What's everyone's listening to their music via these days eg. streaming services eg. Spotify, Rdio, Deezer; speakers; headphones wired/wireless etc.
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Re: The Good Album Thread

Postby Morf » December 27th, 2014, 9:44 pm

Tap Tackle wrote:What's everyone's listening to their music via these days eg. streaming services eg. Spotify, Rdio, Deezer; speakers; headphones wired/wireless etc.


Youtube, .flac, soundcloud, spotify via pc on Audio Technica AD ATH 700s most.

Have some nice Chinese IEMs on my Sony mp3 and a pair of Audio Technica ATH M50s too.
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Re: The Good Album Thread

Postby Tap Tackle » December 28th, 2014, 10:09 am

Funnily enough I am in the market for a pair of Audio Technica ATH M50s what are the differences between them and the AD ATH 700s?
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Re: The Good Album Thread

Postby Lamb of BOD » December 28th, 2014, 12:59 pm

Tap Tackle wrote:What's everyone's listening to their music via these days eg. streaming services eg. Spotify, Rdio, Deezer; speakers; headphones wired/wireless etc.

I can't get into mp3s and streaming - my perception is that the quality lacks depth, which may or may not be the case. I still buy all my music - mostly cds still as the Bang and Olufsen system in the car is way better than what I have at home, but I've been assembling a collection on lp over the years. I'm converting a room into a music room and when that's done I'm looking forward to getting in a killer turntable. When listening at home I have a lovely pair of Sennheiser infra-red headphones which give excellent sound quality.
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Re: The Good Album Thread

Postby Morf » December 28th, 2014, 9:10 pm

Tap Tackle wrote:Funnily enough I am in the market for a pair of Audio Technica ATH M50s what are the differences between them and the AD ATH 700s?


Go for the newer version with detachable cable. ATH M50x.

M50s are closed with more bass/isolation. AD ATH 700s are open. Give a better reproduction but any ambient noise is clearly heard (sound goes in and out - thus open cans).

I can recommend both but there are many a good option in and around that price point so I would do a bit of research. There's a head-fi.org shootout of portable headphones that you should do a google search for.
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Re: The Good Album Thread

Postby Tap Tackle » December 29th, 2014, 4:27 pm

Thanks Morf
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Re: The Good Album Thread

Postby Lamb of BOD » February 20th, 2015, 2:56 pm

Music related, but not an album review, but it appears Bruce Dickinson is expected to make a full recovery from cancer. Mercifully the tumour was discovered early and the treatment begun immediately. Bruce is/has been the singular most important person in my musical life (it's the area I have made my career in, and I doubt I would have had it not been for Bruce-led Iron Maiden) and I;d like to wish him a full, and speedy, recovery.

http://www.ironmaiden.com/bruce-dickinson-undergoes-cancer-treatment.html
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Re: The Good Album Thread

Postby domhnallj » April 15th, 2015, 10:07 am

New Faith No More album out in May - the two tracks i've heard so far suggest a very promising record.
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Re: The Good Album Thread

Postby johng » April 15th, 2015, 2:05 pm

Not going to be everyone's cup of tea by a long shot. But it blew my doors off. And the one or 2 that like it will thank me.

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Re: The Good Album Thread

Postby Lamb of BOD » May 21st, 2015, 2:12 pm

Whilst appreciating the title of this thread isn't 'The Good Gig Thread', a decent enough line-up for after the summer is starting to develop:
Gojira, 28 Aug
WASP, 16 Sept
Enslaved/Grand Magus 26 Sept
Paradise Lost, 27 Sept

Waiting to see if Maiden, Megadeth, Metallica (apparently the album is unlikely to surface this year) and Slayer might tour their new albums this side of Christmas. Also hoping Xerath will put on that gig they keep promising :D

On a hugely positive note:

BRUCE DICKINSON UPDATE

Published: May 15, 2015

We are very happy to announce that following his recent MRI Scan, Bruce was today officially given the all-clear by his specialists.

Bruce says,

“I would like to thank the fantastic medical team who have been treating me for the last few months, resulting in this amazing outcome. It’s been tough on my family and in many ways it was harder for them than me. I’d also like to send a heartfelt thanks to all our fans for their kind words and thoughts. I’m a firm believer in trying to maintain a positive attitude, and the encouragement from the global Maiden family meant a great deal to me. Right now, I’m feeling extremely motivated and can’t wait to get back to business as usual, as soon as I can!”

Rod Smallwood continues,

“We are of course all absolutely delighted that Bruce’s doctors have pronounced him free of cancer. Although Bruce is naturally eager to resume Maiden activities, it will take a while before he is completely back to full strength, as we explained previously. Because of this, the band will not be touring or playing any shows until next year. We know our fans will understand the situation and, like us, would prefer to wait until Bruce is back to his usual indefatigable levels of fitness before going out on the road.

For now, the focus will be on putting the finishing touches to the new Iron Maiden studio album and that is what we will be concentrating on over the coming weeks. The release however will definitely be this year. Meanwhile, I’d like to echo Bruce’s words and thank all Maiden fans. You have been incredibly patient, putting Bruce’s health and well-being first during this difficult time and the band and I appreciate all your positive support.”

(quoted from their official website http://www.ironmaiden.com/bruce-dickinson-update.html)
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Re: The Good Album Thread

Postby Dave Cahill » June 4th, 2015, 5:51 pm

Fans of 'shoegazing' will know that Ride are on the circuit again, and sounding as good as ever according to reviews...judge for yourselves as they play a live set on the brilliant Morning Becomes Eclectic radio show (with video)

http://www.kcrw.com/music/shows/morning ... ectic/ride
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Re: The Good Album Thread

Postby Grumpy Old Man » June 14th, 2015, 8:20 am

The Sticky Fingers reissue is all kinds of awesome. I've said it before, but has any band ever come out with four consecutive studio albums of the quality of the Stones - Beggars Banquet, Let it Bleed, Sticky Fingers & Exile on Main St?
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Re: The Good Album Thread

Postby TerenureJim » June 14th, 2015, 1:08 pm

Grumpy Old Man wrote:The Sticky Fingers reissue is all kinds of awesome. I've said it before, but has any band ever come out with four consecutive studio albums of the quality of the Stones - Beggars Banquet, Let it Bleed, Sticky Fingers & Exile on Main St?


Led Zepplin are the only one I can think of
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Re: The Good Album Thread

Postby Lamb of BOD » June 18th, 2015, 12:57 pm

Finally!

Xerath will be playing some dates in Ireland, including the Voodoo Lounge on Thursday, 30th July at 7:30

To say that I can't wait would be an understatement
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Re: The Good Album Thread

Postby Lamb of BOD » June 18th, 2015, 1:17 pm

TerenureJim wrote:
Grumpy Old Man wrote:The Sticky Fingers reissue is all kinds of awesome. I've said it before, but has any band ever come out with four consecutive studio albums of the quality of the Stones - Beggars Banquet, Let it Bleed, Sticky Fingers & Exile on Main St?


Led Zepplin are the only one I can think of


I guess it depends what you're into.

Dark Side of the Moon, Wish You Were Here, Animals, The Wall are all classics
The first five by Black Sabbath, Metallica and Iron Maiden are also all considered classics.
I'm no fan of our own U2, but October, War, Unforgettable fire and Joshua Tree was probably as good a consecutive output as most.
I also reckon you could include and four consecutive Miles Davis records from the earlier part of his time at Columbia (my favoured period of his) and I'll finish by offering you Sinatra from 68-70 with Cycles, My Way, A Man Alone and Watertown.
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