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Sunday, September 25, 2011

Stones V/S Velvet Vol. 1

Rolling Stones V/s Velvet Underground

Comparison is not a good thing but its fun.

I don't have enough knowledge to compare these great classic rock bands but I've got a lot of free time and I like doing these kind of things. By seeing the above picture any living being would say that "What the fuck man, Its Rolling stones". But after reading a Velvet Underground article(in RS Mag) I got to know that they were as good as the stones but the luck was not with them. 
        The problem is that I haven't heard much songs of VU and RS. So I'm using the "The best of Velvet Underground" album songs for VU and RS mags top 500 list songs for Rolling Stones. This may not be the 'right' way to compare two bands but Its a 'smart' way i.e. time saving.This give us 16 Stones songs(2 of 'em from my own collection and rest from the list)  and 15 VU songs to compare. And there is a another concern. Should I include Lou Reed Songs in it.
       I started with VU songs and the first track is "I'm waiting for my man" which is a good song and with Lou Reed singin' this song it sounds amazing and what you like is that even if it is the same riffs and beats going in the background it never seems boring. Next song is "Femme Fatale" which is sweet song and a song u'll dedicate to a girl you love. "Run Run Run" is a song which a "Doors" fan would like. You would surely like the guitar solo in it."Heroin" starts from a low point and within a min or two it goes to a high tempo but and surely addict would like it and I've to say that I didn't like it.
        "All Tommorow's Parties"is the next song in the list and I really liked the way this song starts and u don't hear this kinda music these days. Its a soothing and sad song but its surely a great song."I'll be your mirror" is a song I really really liked. You'll understand why I've written two really in the last line after listening this song. While hearing this song u'll think that this the sweetest song in this world. "White light/White Heat" will kick up your mood. Its a refreshing song and its again a short one like the last song.
      "Stephanie Says" which is a again a slow song and is also a very sweet song. Music is very much soothing and this is a song which you add to a mix CD to gift someone special."What Goes On" can be used as a definition "Classic Rock". Its like I'll tell my son to listen to it and say "It's classic rock man". It has all the essential things that you would expect in this kinda song."Beginning to see the light" is the next song in the album and it goes fast but in the middle it puts brake and and shows you the reality and again goes to the point where it started. It just seems like a song for me(don't ask me the reason).
     If anyone of you've watched the movie "Adventureland" u'll surely know "Pale Blue eyes". All I've to say about this song is that its a masterpiece and just go and listen to this song if you don't believe me. "I can't stand it" has got really good music. From drums to the guitars everything is "A" class. You can't help shakin' your head to the music in this one. "Lisa Says" is another sweet and short song in this album. Its a delight for slow dance freaks. From music to lyrics everything is perfect for slow dancing. "Sweet Jane" is surely one of the best song from VU. When the song starts playin' you get a good feeling and it never disappoints you till the end. "Rock and Roll" is the last song of the album and as it feel good to end a album with a song like this. Its like ending a journey in happy mood. And we know that "All is well, If it ends well".
    Yesterday I watched "Kill Bill" again and I thought of writing this in two parts. So I'll end up this Clash of the Titans in my next post. So next time I'll be writing about rolling stones, till then SEE YA.
      

Friday, September 16, 2011

Screaming Bloody Murder: Review


Everybody's got a secret
Can you tell me what is mine?
Can you tell me what you'd find?
I'll tell you if you keep it
I promise not to lie

Well, I have the fears,
The pain and the tears I just can't hide
It all disappears
'Cause everything passes with the time
All you need
Is reason to believe

These lines truly touched my heart and made me review this album. This is the 5th studio album from Sum 41 named "Screaming Bloody Murder" on its title track. Its a 14 track album. This album is a typical sum 41 album with songs which go in a sky high note and then comes to the ground level and soothes your heart. Actually what I like about Sum 41 is that they have great vocals which does the job for them. 
            I still remember the day when I first heard "pieces" and it was like "The best song in the world". I had the same feeling for "Reason to Believe" which is the opening track of the album. It has great lyrics and the way he sings  it makes it better. Second track is the title track which is also good but not as good as the first one. Still its a song I think everyone of you would like.


            Third track is "Skumfuk". When you start listening to this song you think its going in some direction and after listening it for a min. u'll think its not the same song. Its a song in which you can't say its good or bad its just a song which you like.
         Fourth track is "Time for you to go" which you can totally say that its a party song. A song which can be included in next "American Pie" movie. Its totally a headbangin' track and all the party maniacs will like this song.
        "Jessica Kill" is the fifth track of the album. I really like the way this track starts and it gets better as it goes. It has some influences from previous albums and It reminds me of old times. The time when i first heard Sum 41.
         "What I am to Say" is a slow track w.r.t the other tracks in the album. It shows the softer side of the album which is present all the albums released after " Does it look infected?".
         "Holy Images of Lies" also starts slow and it looks like but don't u forget that you are listening to Sum 41. It has beautiful lyrics. Its just like a fusion of harsh and soft side of a person shown simultaneously. Its surely weird but its weird in a good way.  
         "Sick of Everyone" is the 8th track of the album and it just looks like a continuation of the last track. Its just a song for the rebel  a person who had enough of this world. It also has great lyrics and it will fill you wit energy.
         "Happiness Machine" starts with drums and guitars and slowly it goes to softer part. Its just like the last two tracks but it has something different which I can't describe in words. You just have to listen the song and u'll have the same feeling.
         "Crash" is the 10th song of the album. Its a soft track and its a song you play in prom night. It starts with piano and that what makes it a perfect dance song for the couples. Piano continues in the backgrounds with some guitars without any drums. Its one of the songs which the girls would really like.
          " Blood in my Eyes" again seems like another song like "crash" but I'm again saying that its sum 41 and this is what they do. The give you the " Best of both worlds" (ashamed of using these line here but these line perfectly describe them). In between the third and 4th minute there is some intensive guitars and drums and after that the songs goes to part from where it started.
          "Baby you don't wanna know" is one of the songs which will get most radio plays and u'll see people singing this song here and there. It a song that u'll sing without even knowing it you are singing it. It also lightens the mood after all these heavy shit.
          "Back Where I Belong" is the 13th track of the album. It starts slowly and in few seconds you listen the guitars and drums. In between the song it again takes a break but all in all this song is guitars and drums only.
          "Exit Song" is the last song of the album and its a slow one with guitars in the background. It " Short and sweet".
   
    I'll rate this album 4 stars. Its good piece of work and its what a alternative fan likes. Most of the songs from this album will end up in your playlist. So I think its all for today.
Do listen to this album and enjoy!

Sunday, September 4, 2011

I'm With You: Review



Be my wife, I think you right that we should mate
Tell your friends, I got a factory of faith
Late last night, I had a dream that it was great
Tell your friends, I got a factory of faith

This is the chorus of the second track of Red Hot Chili Peppers new album I'm With You. It is a 14 track album and it is the 10th studio album of RHCP. From the first track to the last one the album its freakin good. And I can clearly notice the change in guitars as John left the band but I'm not disappointed at all. Actually I like this change. As it is said "Changes are for the good". One more change I noticed here is Anthony's mustache which u'll notice in Rain dance Maggie video. I like this album so much that I'll like to do a song by song review of it............
1) Monarchy of Roses-  Starts with strange distorted guitars and you say "what is it?" and  then comes the funky beats and you say its "Chili peppers". Its kicks off your mood and gets you excited. It has got a disco beats in it. RHCP likes to experiment and I think they never fail.

2) Factory of Faith- It is one of my favorite song of the album. It has everything you want from RHCP. Great chorus which you can sing all day, great beats and a lil bit of rappin. It is a song which really makes me happy.
Its not a song which you remember long long time but if you listen to this 10 years later u'll be as psyched as the day you first listened to it.

3) Brendan's Death Song- It is a slow paced song with a constant beat in the background. Its not a funky one, its the heartfelt one. Tempo and the volume of the background instruments increases from the middle of the song.Its definitely going to my "mind soothing" playlist. Its very well placed in the album. It gives us a break from high dose of PunknFunk .

4) Ethiopia- This song totally reflects the Image of "Classic Young Kiedis". Cause only he can have a lyrics like "E Aa o Aa E Aa AA". But the song is really good. Its has good bass work in it. I do recommend a noise isolation earphone to listen this song.

5) Annie Wants a baby- Starting bass sounds like "All Apologies" of Nirvana but in few seconds you know that its going in a different direction. Songs about Annie who wants a baby and she wants it now. Actually song doesn't mean anything but its a great song in all aspects. It is again a slow paced song and has great bass in the  background.

6) Look Around- Starts with high pace and again sets the party mood. It make us remember what RHCP was in the past. If you've never listened to old alums of RHCP than you should first give a visit to them and you would know what I'm talkin about. These type of things can't be found in "By the way" or "Stadium Arcadium".

7) The Adventures of Rain Dance Maggie- It can be referred as the title track of the album. It is used for promoting the album in youtube and TV. It starts with bass, then comes a guitar riff and then you see Kiedis with mustache singing and you know its the track u'll like the most. But its not totally true as there many other songs u'll like equally in this album. Video of this song is released and is shot in Venice beach of L.A.
In the video the band is standing in a top of a building near the beach are performing to live audience. Video is quite catchy and u'll end up watching it 3-4 times just to see that Kiedis has a Mustache.


8) Did I let you know?- Starting music of this song sound like bhangra fusion. It has got a unique feeling about it. I haven't heard a song with this kind of music in it and I  mean it in a good way. It is a good song for the discs and I know it'll will be remixed later for the clubs. Actually I'm quite surprised by this song here.

9) Goodbye Hooray- This is the first song in the album I didn't liked so much. Still its not that bad and it can totally stay in your playlist. It has a variety of sounds in it. U'll forget at the end where it started from.

10) Happiness loves Company- It starts with piano and its quite a jolly mood song. It'll surely cheer you up. The piano continues in the background during the whole song. It has also got a great chorus that u'll like to sing all day. Don't know if its the piano but the song has a classy feel. You don't encounter these kind of songs  everyday.

11) Police Station- It has the "George Michael" feel in it. It has very soothing vocals. And I know that u'll like its lyrics too. What I like the most about Anthony is that he  can sing all types of the songs from these heart soothing ones to the stage wrecking ones.

12 Even You, Brutus?- This song tells that Anthony started singing due to "Grandmaster Flash and Furious Five". In his book(Scar tissue) anthony said that only two kind of people in this world can sing, the persons who have a great voice and the persons who can rap(rhyme). Song is great and while listening to it u'll forget that its a song by a rock band.

13 Meet me at the Corner- Its a gloomy and heartfelt song. Its slow placed but has great lyrics. Its a great song to apologize. But it ends in a lil bit of happy mood.
  
14 Dance, Dance, Dance- Its a great way to end the album and its also great song to end a party. Because in a party you get happy, sad, excited and disappointed but in the end who gives a crap man its just a party and you gotta dance. This whole album is just like a party cause it takes you in different places and different moods and this song is a great way to end it.

Its a great album according to me and i'll give 5 stars to it.