I’m Ready to Start a Revolution Against Digital Recording, Who Else Want’s Razors to Be Essential to Recording an Album?Posted: August 27, 2011
I’m still not dead yet, unfortunately the hurricane’s hitting at like 8 a.m. on Sunday morning, so my beauty sleep is bound to get interrupted. Hurricane’s just have no sense of respect for others feelings and sleep patterns. Fuckin’ Irene… As long as I do make it out alive though, I’ve decided I want to start a revolution against digital recording, and make all music analog again. Just listen to that snare in any song on ‘Wasting Light’. So sexy.This is probably all because I listened to ‘Bleach’, ‘Nevermind’ and ‘In Utero’ in a row in order yesterday, and I woke up this morning and put on ‘Wasting Light’. Grohl you beast. (I understand Grohl is not the Foo Fighter’s drummer, obviously, but who’s idea was it to go analog on ‘Wasting Light’?…exactly)
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Seriously, ‘Rope’ might have the best sounding snare drum I’ve ever heard.
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I don’t follow the music charts. I hate music charts. I give them an occasional glance, but they usually just make me angry. That being said, I was reading an article on the Billboard 200 Albums chart today, and I’m actually not angry.
First of all, Adele’s ’21’ is still doing stellar on the charts. I definitely like that. Only four other albums by female artists in the past decade have had the staying power of ’21’, which is in it’s 6th non-consecutive week atop the charts.
Explosions at the Sky is also having some chart success. Their last album debuted somewhere in the 80s, but not this time around. ‘Take Care, Take Care, Take Care’ is currently at number 19 on the Billboard 200, a new high for the Texas band.
‘Wasting Light’, the latest from the Foo Fighters is still in the top ten as well. Great news for fans of rock music everywhere, the Foo Fighters are putting up a fight against the mainstream genocide of rock.
Plus it always makes me smile when Wiz Khalifa and Glee both made their down to lower spots this week. Great news.
The singles front is a little more bleak, dominated by monotone music, but at least Lady GaGa’s ‘Judas’ isn’t in the top ten, and Beyonce’s steal-an-entire-beat-from-Major-Lazer-call-it-a-sample-and-market-it-as-a-completely-new-song ‘Run the World (Girls)’ is doing even worse. Cool.
Listen too the Foo Fighters latest release ‘Wasting Light’ streaming here. Share it and stream it wherever you like as well. There’s supposed to be a leak around but I have yet to come across it.
Rolling Stone was given the chance to give readers a few previews of some upcoming music. I checked out a couple songs, wrote up a few sentences and collected some links all for you. Check it out below.
While David Grohl and the Foo Fighter’s (With their Nirvana-fied lineup) don’t seem to be doing anything relatively groundbreaking with their single “Rope”, the band has found a comfortable place, built on a genre Grohl popularized himself years ago. The song carries the tune of a typical Foo Fighters song, I’ve heard better, I’ve heard worse, but a solid track.
The Dropkick Murphys’s new concept album about a fictional Irish-American is coming out soon and its probably going to be a pretty big drop. The popular Boston-bred-Irish folk-punk band has developed a cult following and some pretty heavy attention over their careers.” Going Out in Style”, the single off the upcoming “Born & Bred” carries a carefree, bro-out with your friends, drinking atmosphere to it, that’s come to be a prevalent theme throughout their catalog. A lot of the anger has been stripped out, and the song brings about feelings of simple fun and hanging out with friends in the typical folky bro-chorus of Boston punk song.
R.E.M.’s much anticipated “Collapse Into Now” is on its way. The atmospheric, arena ready, alternative folk rock of “Oh My Heart” is a good sign, if anything, of whats to come.