Link checked on Wed Mar 10, 2010 5:56 pm (GMT) [Linkchecker Bot]]]>2292007-05-04 16:40:002007-05-04 11:10:00openopengorilla-biscuits-self-titledpublish00post_encloseme1Alexi Murdoch - Time Without Consequence =526Sun, 17 Jun 2007 17:11:00 +0000 =526Quote:t's a heck of a start to a career. Before he had released any material in the States, Alexi Murdoch was championed by KCRW's influential tastemaker Nic Harcourt. (Murdoch moved to LA in the late 1990s.) This led to the release of the Four Songs EP, which led to appearances in Garden State and on the The O.C.. Even arranger Van Dyke Parks (Tim Buckley, Harry Nilsson) became a fan, praising his "imaginative chords." Fortunately, Murdoch's self-produced full-length lives up to that early promise. The Nick Drake-inspired "Breathe" and "Orange Sky" are likely to be familiar to most listeners. Another standout is "Home," which shakes up his folky formula with feedback and trip-hop beats. If Time Without Consequence has a fault, it's simply that Murdoch sounds remarkably like fellow Drake devotee José González (right down to his spare finger-picking style). One singer-songwriter is from Scotland (by way of England and Greece), the other from Sweden (by way of Argentina), so it seems unlikely that either musician influenced the other. Plus, great minds do think alike. In any case, Murdoch has fashioned a satisfying debut; the true test will be to follow up with an album that reveals a more distinct personal identity. --Kathleen C. Fennessy 1. All My Days 2. Breathe 3. Home 4. Song For You 5. Dream About Flying 6. Wait 7. Love You More 8. Blue Mind 9. Shine 10. 12 11. Orange Sky
Brad Paisley's previous release, Mud on the Tires, was the sort of landmark album nearly every artist has difficulty topping. Not so this time. On Time Well Wasted, Paisley's voice--never overwhelmed by overmixed instruments (a problem dogging many current vocalists)--remains keenly focused. There's quality material in abundance, heavy on originals and delightfully quirky bonus tracks. The album's first hit, Paisley's self-penned "Alcohol," has the potential to become a lasting anthem in a genre where booze songs long ago became an art form. Guy Clark's "Out in the Parkin' Lot," a duet with Alan Jackson, sounds more organic, less contrived than most Music Row pairings. The same applies to "When I Get Where I'm Going," a spiritual duet with Dolly Parton. As in the past, Paisley's country-jazz Telecaster prowess (phemonenal on the dazzling instrumental "Time Warp") remains remarkable, as does his insistence that his sidemen get ample space to shine. Such assets set Paisley apart, as does his ability to make real creativity commercially successful in a Nashville concerned mainly with the latter.
Parkway Drive are a metalcore band from Byron Bay, New South Wales, Australia. As of 2007, Parkway Drive has released an EP, entitled Don't Close Your Eyes, two split CDs, and two full-length albums, Killing with a Smile and Horizons.
Link checked on Thu Feb 25, 2010 8:43 am (GMT) [Linkchecker Bot]]]>4872008-03-27 07:51:002008-03-27 02:21:00openopenbeneath-the-massacre-mechanics-of-dysfunctionpublish00post_encloseme1Green Day - Nimrod - ALL .MP3! =430Thu, 03 Apr 2008 13:53:00 +0000 =430 I found it odd that the only Green Day - Nimrod album here contained .m4v and .mp3 files, WMP11 has trouble adding .m4v files to the library, so I've uploaded the full album in HQ .mp3 for you guys. 2b1af7f3a8