Album Review Thread

Discussion in 'Music' started by Liberal Slayer, Dec 14, 2016.

  1. Liberal Slayer

    Liberal Slayer

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    I still buy CD's because I like my hard copies. I believe that albums were meant to, and should be listened to as a whole even though you can just be that guy who listens to only their top favorite songs or most popular songs from a band. That being said, there are generally 3 types of albums overall:

    Type 1: Good album overall produced from that band, minimal filler. This type doesn't necessarily focus on the number of songs on an album as it does the overall quality. It may not have the bands overall top 2 or 3 hit songs or your favorite song from that band, but almost every song on there is good and the album as a whole is enjoyable Examples: "Seasons in the Abyss" "Dance of Death" "Fabulous Disaster" "Kill 'Em All" Only A Lad"

    Type 2: The album has about 2 to 3 iconic songs generally including the band's most popular songs that are most people's favorite and the rest is generally filler. These albums also have a tendency to have a higher number of tracks and can sometimes be their best sellers due to the smaller amount of notable songs. This is the most common type of album produced. No example is necessary for this category, we have seen tons of these.

    Type 3: Straight garbage. The only reason you listened to this album is because it had at max only 1 good or notable song. You may have purchased this album because it was promoted on sale and it happen to come from a band you really liked and wanted to be surprised but were left severely disappointed. This happens often with older bands that were once popular but are still around decades later coasting off of their earlier success and overall earlier good music, but as a stand alone album it did nothing for you. Chances are the promoted single on there was overly hyped and mediocre at best. Examples: "Load" "Risk"

    ... and then there is...

    TYPE X: This album type is near perfection and has almost no bad songs, It can include some of the bands best hits and even what appears to maybe be like filler... actually isn't filler and is actually a good song but it just doesn't have as much energy as the rest of this ass kicking album. These albums are gems, and tend to have 10 music tracks or less. Examples: "Appetite for Destruction" "Powerslave" "Doom of Destiny"

    Lets hear your album reviews!
     
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    Just got the new Metallica album "Hardwired to Self Destruct" as a gift from the GF, very thoughtful of her despite us not having the same taste in music, she saw me eyeballing it at FYE and considering buying it. I only listened to the first disk so far and its shaping up to be a soft Type 2 album but its bordering soft Type 3 territory if it doesn't have anything in there noteworthy. The self title track, the first track, was nothing to write home about. It doesn't give me any chronic "skip this series of tracks" None of them are really skip worth I feel while driving. Its just so far an overall soft ambient metal background that I can have playing in the truck and not care about anything. Nothing really good, nothing bad... But I have noticed that Lars has gotten VERY repetitive on his drumming, not that he was that good anyway, but his drumming in this album is pretty soft and borderline weak. We'll see how the rest of the album picks up.
     

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