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MARILYN MANSON  " heaven upside down"  cd,  2017:

the band's tenth....
I own at least half of them....
none of the guitar driven metal of their early albums on this one....
album has grown on me considerably since I first heard it back last year...
the subject matter of his/their lyrics hasn't mellowed at all over the years,
but with the repetitive use of  it the shock value has subsided...
all up, another good album from MM.

second single and my favourite off the album:



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re listening to some oldies ive previously posted on MD...
the genius that is Roy Wood comes out first up....
founding member of The Move and ELO with Bev Bevan and Jeff Lynne...
left ELO after their first couple of albums as Lynne had different visions than he did...
must have been more to it than that because I hear the orchestrations and melodic tunes
of ELO in his solo stuff and with Wizard...
looking at the old clips, he did go more on the theatrics/make up and glam than ELO...
anyway, a great collection of tunes, half from The Move days and the rest from the 1970s
Wizard and solo years...
if you like ELO you will also like Roy Wood...

could have picked almost any track off the album to post but I chose this one...





and this one in full make up looking like Rob Zombie thirty plus years before Zombie did it:



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KASABIAN  "empire"  cd,  2006:

UK alt-rockers....
second album of six, I own five, great band IMO....
mostly alt rock, a couple of electro-pop type tracks and a couple with an Oasis sound....
their first to reach #1 in their homeland and they are yet to not get to #1 with their remaining
four albums to date (the debut made it to a lowly #4!)....
three singles off the album, the title track and first single it my favourite track on here
and sums up the overall sound of the album:



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REGINA SPECTOR "begin to hope"  cd,  2006:

Reggie's fourth album and also her biggest seller....
has a sound similar to Sara Barielles and Joe Jackson latter day material....
not a bad album, nothing bad, but little variation in the songs overall...



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DAMON ALBARN  "Dr.Dee"  cd, 2012:

album could have gone in film/stage or classical also
frontman for Blur/Gorillaz...
album is the soundtrack to a British opera written by Albarn...
DR Dee was a historical figure in the UK, being the scientific advisor to Queen Elizabeth I...
and the opera is his supposed life story...
album has some instrumental pieces classical in nature, it also has a few operatic tracks
which are obviously sung by others and not Albarn...
a few folky acoustic tracks sung by Albarn also...
I still cant figure out whether I like this album or not, its one of those hard to put your finger on
it  albums....
either way, it puts Damon Albarn into another genre of music and whether its good or bad he is always trying
to stay away from his pop/alternative comfort zone...

from the album, one of the songs Albarn sings, has a bit of a Ray Davies quality to it:



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HOODOO GURUS "mach schau"  cd,  2004:

their eighth of nine albums, I own eight of them....
probably my least favourite of the eight I own...
first few tracks are not their trademark style, and I don't like that,
sort of like Stones/AC-DC, they have a stock standard style and any deviation is disappointing
for most fans...
they do get back to their sound halfway through but the songs aren't as catchy as their usual stuff...
album does make the pass mark but only just, would score a 1.8-1.9 from me if I scored it...

the lead off single and one with the trademark Guru sounds...



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IMAGINE DRAGONS  "evolve"  cd, 2017:
US alt rockers' third album...
I own all three, great band....
not as good as The Killers, but not too far behind them IMO....
more acoustic/slower tracks than their previous effort but still cool...
my favourite album of theirs...

seven singles off this album, my favourite track was the sixth single:



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KINGS OF LEON  "only by the night"  cd.  2008:

the band's fourth of seven...
I thought I had them all but upon checking I own five....
I really like or love the other four I own, love their alt rock sounds...
this one, I just cant get in to it, I'm glad it wasn't the first one I bought
because I may not have given them a second glance...
its over produced IMO, no rough edges...
I only like a handful of tracks on it...
hate the lead off single "sex on fire" with a passion and always have, I don't know,
theres just something about it I cannot stand and that reflects in my opinion of the album overall...

only song on the album I actually love:



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^^
ditto on that track
love it
I have the album
and that's all that stuck
but I do love the band

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(02-05-2018, 18:39)Music Head Wrote: ^^
ditto on that track
love it
I have the album
and that's all that stuck
but I do love the band

I love it when we are on the same page with our music mate...

I always feel guilty when we aren't on the same page, but it is what it is...

so I'm glad were on the same page with this album and best track!
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