Thursday, June 22, 2017

Travi$ Scott - Drugs You Should Try It

Artist:  Travis Scott (stylized Travi$)
Song:  Drugs You Should Try It
Album:  Days Before Rodeo
Genre:  Rap, R&B

Everybody loves those super sad depressing songs just a little bit, right?

A friend of mine has tried to direct me toward Travis Scott for ages now and I'm gonna be honest, I'm not a huge fan of most of his music.  His recent album may be one of the best produced things, but his other stuff isn't super great in my opinion.

But this album is freaking dope.  Days Before Rodeo, while not all the tracks are great, a good few of them are solid as all crap.

I find this song to be special since most of the beat is a guitar line.  It's kinda haunting, I love it.

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Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Alice In Chains - Man In The Box

Band:  Alice In Chains
Song:  Man In The Box
Album:  Facelift
Genre:  Grunge
Language:  Mild

The vocal work on this song always gives me chills when it kicks in.  Layne Staley is such a fantastic vocalist, but unfortunately he fell victim to the problem that hit a lot of singers in Grunge bands.  He died of a heroin overdose.

They have some songs that kinda showcase what he was struggling with.  Songs like Sludge Factory, Hate To Feel, and Junkhead showcase a lot of what he was going through.  Just one of those things, ya know, there's always some sort of sign.  Of course, this was one of the kings of the Grunge scene, realistically he wasn't about to stop.  But hey, food for thought.

Always loved this song though.  It's really chunky in the way the drums and rhythm guitar groove together, and then when the vocals hit singing along with the lead guitar it just becomes that much better.  Check it out.

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Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Tupac - Hail Mary

Artist:  Tupac
Song:  Hail Mary
Album:  The Don Killuminati
Genre:  Rap, Hip Hop
Language:  Strong

So technically this was after he switched over to his new name, Makaveli, but we're gonna just go with calling him Pac still cause he only had the one album out with this name before he died.

I'm pretty bummed out about his movie.  I was gonna go see it, but then all of his friends kept trashing the movie for not being accurate and I'm not sure I'm gonna check it out now.  The comfort of the situation though is that his music is still freaking solid.

Enjoy Hail Mary all, the song that was accidentally printed out for a church in South America last year as a singalong for their Christmas Eve service.  Good times, eh?

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Monday, June 19, 2017

Steel Panther - Party Like Tomorrow Is The End Of The World

Band:  Steel Panther
Song:  Party Like Tomorrow Is The End Of The World
Album:  All You Can Eat
Genre:  Glam Metal
Language:  Some, mostly the content.

I'm actually really mad at myself for liking Steel Panther.  Like, really mad at myself.

Not mad enough to not enjoy it though, so let's kick it with the most lewd rock band I've ever listened to.

I've got this soft spot for 80s Hair Metal, but honestly I don't like many of the bands of the era.  My issue always was they didn't really hold my attention.  Imma be honest, a lot of that was because of the production.  It's a picky thing to say, but I really love well produced music and a lot of bands of the era didn't have access to what they needed to really sound great.

Also there's the fact that Steel Panther sings exclusively about sex, drugs, and Rock 'n Roll.  That's dope.

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Sunday, June 18, 2017

Soundgarden - Rusty Cage

Band:  Soundgarden
Song:  Rusty Cage
Album:  Badmotorfinger
Genre:  Grunge

Right here is a band I need to listen to more.  Not just cause Chris Cornell died, but because they are also legitimately good.  One of the best ways to get myself to do that is to post the band's songs here, so when I want to listen to somebody, bad news, you're gonna listen to them too.

It's a solid song though on a really solid album, so I'm sure you can put up with that, yeah?  Have fun peeps.

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Saturday, June 17, 2017

The Showdown - Achilles

Band:  The Showdown
Song:  Achilles (The Backbreaker)
Album:  Back Breaker
Genre:  Southern Metal

I really miss this band.  They broke up a few years back and I wish they would get back together.

But hey, at least I have 4 albums to listen to, right?  I never really listened to it as much as Blood In The Gears, but that doesn't make it bad at all.  The whole thing has a heavy greek mythology vibe to it that's kinda cool to read while you listen.

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Friday, June 16, 2017

Slipknot - Surfacing

Band:  Slipknot
Song:  Surfacing
Album:  Slipknot
Genre:  Nu-Metal
Language:  Strong

This is one of Slipknot's best live songs hands down.  The way they get the crowd going is just straight up psychotic.  Here's a live video to check out, it's fantastic.

I've always loved this song though ever since I bought this album.  It was a big deal in my opinion since Slipknot was such an edgy band for me at the time, but I managed to get over that and really just enjoy what the band had to offer.

Not to say this first record isn't a little weird.  There's a couple songs that creep me out a little bit toward the end, but that doesn't detract from how solid the album as a whole is.  Hope ya dig the song.

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