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ADAM & THE ANTS "kings of the wild frontier" cd/vinyl 1980

their second album and one that propelled them into the charts
worldwide for a three year period....
another one of Malcolm McLaren's protégé 's....
lots of heavy tribal beats with two drummers...
lots of new wave/punk guitars...
lots of catchy chorus lines and chants throughout...
I guess the band members had a fascination with the American Indians as
most songs reference or are themed that way...
a unique sounding band, especially on this album...
a classy album of post-punk material that stands the test of time really well IMO

I LOVE THIS ALBUM

least likeable track: ant invasion
favourite track: kings of the wild frontier






tracks:

1....dog eat dog ***
2....ant music ***
3....feed me to the lions **
4....Los Rancheros ***
5....ants invasion **
6....killer in the home ***
7....kings of the wild frontier ***
8....the magnificent five **
9....don't be square (be there) **
10..jolly roger ***
11.making history **
12..the human beings ***

3s - 7
2s - 5
1s - 0

rating: 2.6
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REGURGITATOR "unit"  cd, 1997

Aussie alt/pop/electro-pop band...
second album of ten and their biggest seller going 3x platinum here...
#4 peak in Australia and #7 in New Zealand...
thought I had two albums of theirs, I only have this and a compilation...
a bit of funk, a bit of alt, an almost Britpop song which sounds like Blur(which is my favourite)
some Daft Punk type tunes and a couple of dance type songs...
used to think I loved this album but it seems I only like it...

I LIKE THIS ALBUM

least likeable track: modern life

favourite tune: the world of sleaze






tracks:

1....I like your old stuff better than your new stuff ***
2....everyday formula **
3... "!"-(the song formally known as...) **
4....blackbugs **
5....the world of sleaze ***
6....I piss alone **
7....unit *
8....I will lick your asshole **
9....modern life *
10..polyester girl ***
11..1-2-3-4 *
12..Mr.T **
13..just another beautiful story ***

3s - 4
2s - 6
1s - 3

rating: 2.0
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KASABIAN "48 : 13"  cd,  2011

the bands fifth of six, I own all six...
this was the last acquisition with birthday gift card back in July...
no wonder I didn't get it back in the day, 
and thank God I didn't actually pay for it!....
least likeable album of theirs for me, barely makes the grade, whereas all their 
others get respectable scores...
album is just too mellow for my liking overall...
several brilliant tracks up to par with their back catalogue but too wishy-washy for me...

I LIKE THIS ALBUM (but only just!)

worst  track: mortis
best track: bumble beeee





tracks:

1....shiva *
2....bumble beeee ***
3....Stevie **
4....mortis *
5....doomsday ***
6....treat **
7....glass **
8....explodes **
9....levitation *
10..clouds **
11..eez-eh **
12..bow *
13..S-P-S ***

3s - 3
2s - 6
1s - 4

rating 1.8
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(21-03-2008, 15:05)Tiggi Wrote: Galaxie 500 - This is Our Music
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was getting bored so I thought i'd pick something I don't own or have never heard from
the long lost back pages of MD...
alt band from Massachusetts....
third of three albums...
heard hints of Velvet Underground/Lou Reed on the opening track...
dreamy pop for the most part after that....
all songs original except one cover "listen the snow is falling", a Yoko track from
"the wedding album" from back in the arty-farty days of early Lennon solo...
album is not something I care to listen to again...
my favourite track, the one that has a Lou Reed/VU sound 


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VARIOUS ARTISTS "uncut magazine, October 2018 freebie cd"

UK music magazine Uncut usually has a freebie cd with their monthly magazine,
it contains new music for the month, obviously a promotion for either reviews in the
magazine or upcoming album releases...
music included can be from any genre so unless you know the artists its like opening
up a box of chocolates, (without quoting Forrest...LOL)...
I don't buy it every month, just when theres something that interests me inside...
in this issue I am only familiar or have heard of two of the artists so the other thirteen
are new to my ears...

tracks:

1.... Richard Thompson "trying" **
UK folk rocker, track off his new album "13 rivers", its his 18th studio set...
song is neither folkie, nor rock so I call it Alternative...  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZUTGk5acRvk

2.... Beak "brean down" *
UK electronic pop band, comes off their third album "^^^^"....
has a slightly psychedelic sound happening... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XCO84IFZ2zo

3.... Low "disarray" *
US indi-rock/dream-pop band, comes off their fifth album "double negative"...
too electro-pop that goes its dreamy best to go nowhere... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dXaLOVeWOdU

4.... The Other Years "Adaline" *
folkie, female duo from Kentucky, off their debut self titled set...
sorry, couldn't find any links for the track

5.... Marissa Nadler "blue vapor" ***
Americana, US female artist, comes off her eighth album "for my crimes"...
love the guitar solos, oh hell, I love the song!... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bDnupH9_GYc

6.... The Goon Sax "we cant win" **
pop, Aussie pop trio, comes off their second album "we're not talking"...
cool song... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DJhqa9E44ik

7.... Christine & The Queens "doesn't matter" **
Alternative, French female artist, comes off her second album "Chris"...
nice song, almost like an uptempo Lorde... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UCwD5f1APTY

8.... Spiritualized "im your man" ***
Rock, UK band, off their eighth album "and nothing hurt"...
love the song, it rocks...  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4vNrHoLS1zc

9.... Loudon Wainwright III "unrequited to the nth degree" ***
folk/country, US folkie/blues guy, off his compilation "years in the making",
country/novelty tune  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o8W1_aWQHo4

10.. Oliver Coates "Norrin Radd dreaming" *
electronic instrumental, very little info on the guy
but he's worked with Thom Yorke previously   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vxjDsLE1bxA

11.. Swamp Dogg "lonely" **
R+B, US soul man, comes off his 22nd album "love, loss and autotune"...
better known back in the day as Little Jerry Williams/ Little Jerry...
not a bad song, at least its REAL R+B...  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mmtRZnzzZlY

12.. Mudhoney "kill yourself live" **
Alt Rock, US band, comes off their tenth album "digital garbage"..
has a bit of a punk sound to it  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UNwo0dWvWt4

13.. Alejandro Escovedo "something blue" ***
Rock, US musician, comes off his 16th album "the crossing"...
Alternative in this song, bit of a Petty feel...  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_OamZcD0UrM

14.. Eric Bachmann "murmuration song" **
Rock, lead singer for Archers Of Loaf, off his 21st career album "no recovery"..
Alternative/Soft Rock sound here  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fpl8lnh0ZUM

15.. Dawn Landes "why they name whiskey after man" ***
folk/country, from Kentucky, off her fifth album "meet me at the river"...
full on REAL country sound here, love it  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-oYOJzuhz0k

i'll be following up on Marissa Nadler and Dawn Landes for sure
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as a follow up almost six hours after making the initial post, I have finished listening to both Marissa and Dawn's albums, both were underwhelming...!
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