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This Month in Music (August)

Discussion in 'The Musiquarium' started by Zebi, Aug 2, 2005.

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  1. Zebi

    Zebi Take off, eh!
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    Welcome to August's "This Month In Music". [​IMG] Here Toon Zone members discuss music news, recent albums purchases, concerts, and more. To view a list of albums to be released this month, see Billboard's list of new releases.
     
  2. Sailor Chibi Otaku

    Sailor Chibi Otaku Samanosuke Akechi fangirl

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    August 30th: Healthy in Paranoid Times by Our Lady Peace!!

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  3. sdp

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    Cold's new album comes out this month, i'm def. getting that.
     
  4. AF$

    AF$ FindTheScene

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    August is all about the new release from The Spill Canvas, entitled "One Fell Swoop."
     
  5. SirLemming

    SirLemming a playa in a world of NPCs

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    Blindside's new album comes out today. I hope someone in my family buys it. I won't because I totally forgot about it (which shows you how amazingly great a year this is for music) and I've kinda bought a lot of stuff recently, and because my birthday is in 6 days.

    The few reviews I've read... Some say it's probably not as good as the past two, whereas others say that the past two were horrible and this one is a return to form. So I don't know what to think, because I absolutely loved About A Burning Fire. People don't seem to understand what "selling out" is these days, nor what "overproduced" actually means, but I digress, that's for another time. I just hope this album isn't one of those "going back to our roots" things where it turns out that their roots aren't really the best place for them to go.
     
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    I finally got MCR's "Three Cheers for Sweet Revenge". Great album, although I've already heard each song at least 50 times. My sister also got American Idiot, that took awhile too.

    As for new releases, for me, ODB's new album finally comes out, "A Son Unique". A lot of drama between ODB's family and Dame Dash right now also, can't wait to see how that turns out.Tony Yayo "Thoughts Of A Predicate Felon" and Kanye's "Late Registration" will be bought by me. And other decent releases I have a chance of picking up are Jim Jones - Harlem: Diary Of A Summer, Joe Budden - The Growth (If it actually comes out).


     
  7. SirLemming

    SirLemming a playa in a world of NPCs

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    As for music purchases I happened to make recently... I bought the Tunnel Rats' Tunnel Vision CD in Virginia the other day. It's really great rap. Overall they take themselves pretty seriously, but they're some of the only rappers that can do it right. It's not that they're trying desperately to convince you that they're real gangstas and from the street, but they're serious about their message. And they have the music to back it up. Songs like "T.R.'z" are good bouncy fun, and then there's a lot of jazz-flavored stuff, and then there's the Egyptian groove of "Sev Statik", and then there's stuff like the really ominous and dissonant "Tripped Over a Dream". There are 15 fully realized songs on here and none of them are skippable.

    You can go ahead and listen to Amazon.com samples, although they seem to have a deathly fear of choruses for some reason.
     
  8. RD!

    RD! Never go see Dr. Acula

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    Major (as in both majorly awesome and a major label release) release this month by Deathcab for Cutie.
     
  9. Mr. Pedro

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    Picked up R.E.M's Automatic For The People mere minutes ago.
     
  10. Shnay

    Shnay Ne'er-Do-Well

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    I didn't realize that this was the intent of the thread. I had been posting my album purchases and such in the "What are you listening to?" thread in the Cafe, but it seems like this place would get some better discussion going, as the other thread seems to be more about posting a list of songs.

    I already posted some of the following in the Cafe thread, but I figured I'd repost a few relevent bits and pieces here:

    After really being really impressed with the album Picaresque from The Decemberists, I picked up a previous release of theirs called Her Majesty, which I wasn't thrilled with. After a few listens, I found it to be okay, but nowhere near the greatness of Picaresque. There are some interesting stories to be found on Her Majesty, along with some pretty catchy tunes, but it just doesn't grab me like their latest release did.

    After a recommendation from my now unofficial guide to good music Strawberry Jam, I got Andrew Bird's The Mysterious Production of Eggs. This one did grab me immediately, much like Picaresque did. There are some really brilliant lyrics to be found in Bird's slightly disjointed, slightly surreal style of song writing. I think I'll have to give this one a few more listens before it really sinks in, but so far I'm really diggin' it.

    After checking out some "If you like this, you might like this" lists, and consulting some past advice from S-Jam and his musical buddy HumanoidTyphoon, I think I'll be checking out Arcade Fire, The Dismemberment Plan, and Neutral Milk Hotel in the near future. This is the first time in a good while that I've made a real effort to expand my musical horizons, and it's been a great experience so far.
     
  11. Space Cadet

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    Can we recommend any type of music to you, or does it have to be a specific genre?
     
  12. Youko Recca

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    To come in and generally comment, this month looks to be better than July. I have a number of good releases to claim. Too bad school is in two weeks.
     
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    The 30th of August, Opeth's new album "Ghost Reveries" comes out on Roadrunner records.

    This is their 8th album, and from what I've already heard, it's terrific, and I'm getting it.
     
  14. Kurtman

    Kurtman You blabbing old fart!

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    I heard that Kansas and Eddie Money are playing together at a local casino August 4th. I doubt I can go,though.
     
  15. Carolina Red

    Carolina Red Your ad here (for just $15k!)

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    Coheed and Cambria's 'Good Apollo I'm Burning Star IV Volume I: From Fear Through The Eyes of Madness' comes out on September 20. I had to copy and paste the album title simply because the title is rather easy to forget, and I can see why. I haven't heard anything else about the new album except the release date and title.

    Finally got around to getting Franz Ferdinand's self-titled album the other day. While I wouldn't call them the greatest thing since toast, the music is still pretty good. It sounds like punk with some dance in it, but still a good balance. (Tell Her Tonight and Darts of Pleasure are the best tracks, by the way)
     
  16. Shnay

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    I'll always give consideration to anything people would recommend, but at the moment, I've got a pretty long "to buy" list for music, so I don't know if I would get to any additional stuff for awhile.
     
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    website sample sounds good so far

    It's just too bad that the release date makes it more of a September thing.

    Bewawe it's a slippery slope(and an expensive one) once you find that there is good music out there you can end up with way more than you could have ever thought you'd want.:sweat:
     
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    I agree. I already love the website sample, "Soul Meets Body".
     
  19. Kurtman

    Kurtman You blabbing old fart!

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    I really like that "Take Me Out" song. Too bad Kidz Bop butchered it on their new 8 album. That makes me so angry!
     
  20. Marklar

    Marklar RIP Laurel Aitken, 1927-2005

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    Yesterday I bought the Give 'Em The Boot DVD put out by Hellcat Records. It's pretty cool, but Rancid takes up about half of the DVD and all of the other bands besides Joe Strummer & The Mescaleros only get one song each. It's a little on the short side too, especially because the Dropkick Murphys DVD Hellcat put out had about 3 hours of content on it, but this one only has 80 minutes with no special features or music videos, just live performances. The DVD could've used a wider variety of bands like the Give 'Em The Boot CDs, but this DVD is pretty much straight ahead punk rock with only one ska act (a fine one at that in The Slackers) and a few psychobilly bands. Overall I'm pretty satisfied with my purchase, but I hope Hellcat releases another volume that has a wider variety of acts and a longer running time.


    As for stuff I plan on buying this month, the new Suicide Machines and Gogol Bordello records are out next week, and I think Against Me!'s new album is out at the end of this month or the beginning of next. I'll probably pick up the remasters of The Stooges' first two records that come out on the 16th as well.
     
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