Listening to: june 2015

Certainly the three most exciting albums I had the chance to discover this year.

fnm♪♪♪♪♪ Faith No More – Sol Invictur (2015) – Alternative Rock.

Sol Invictus is Faith No More first album since Album of the Year 18 years ago, and in my opinion one of its best album. Mike Patton leads the band through a “post-punk record with tons of atmosphere. It’s like ELO or The Beach Boys going through a gothic laundry cycle.” [Wikipedia]

coal♪♪♪♪♪ Leprous – Coal (2013) & The Congregation (2015) – Progressive Rock/Metal.

Leprous is a norwegian band, whose last two albums are masterpiece of progressive rock. You could find a subtle heritage of Opeth, Dream Theater or Riverside in the compositions. Powerful and beautiful.

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Listening to: winter 2014

What have we listened to this winter? Selection of the best albums and singles, recent or not.

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Albums:

♪♪♪♪♪ Guilt MachineOn This Perfect Day (2009) – Progressive Rock
♪♪♪♪♪ Pink FloydThe Division Bell (1993) / The Endless River (2014) – Mythic Progressive Rock
♪♪♪♪♪ If These Trees Could TalkRed Forest (2012) – Instrumental Progressive Rock
♪♪♪♪♪ White StripesDe Stijl (2000) – Old School Rock Folk
♪♪♪♪* Stone Temple PilotsCore (1992), Purple (1994) – Grunge
♪♪♪♪* Jane’s AddictionThe Great Escape Artist (2011) – Alternative Rock
♪♪♪♪* Rob ZombieHellbilly Delux (1998) – Industrial Rock
♪♪♪** EmigrateSilent so long (2014) – Industrial Metal
♪♪♪** Lunatic SoulWalking on a Flashlight Beam (2014) – Progressive Rock

Singles:

♪♪♪♪♪ Faith No MoreMotherfucker (2014) – Alternative Rock

Summer 2014 playlist

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Albums

♪♪♪♪♪ Jack WhiteLazaretto (2014), Blunderbuss (2012) – Blues Rock
♪♪♪♪♪ FrostExperiments In Mass Appeal (2008) – Progressive Rock
♪♪♪♪* SeetherIsolate and Medicate (2014) – Grunge/Metal
♪♪♪♪* The RaconteursBroken Boy Soldiers (2006) – Alternative Rock
♪♪♪♪* AntimatterFear of a Unique Identity (2012) – Progressive Metal
♪♪♪♪* Pineapple ThiefAll The Wars (2012) – Rock
♪♪♪♪* GazpachoDemon (2014) – Progressive Rock
♪♪♪♪* Bon JoviCrush (2000) – Rock FM
♪♪♪** Philip SelwayFamilial (2010) – Rock Folk
♪♪♪** Broken BellsAfter The Disco (2014) – Electro Pop

Singles

♪♪♪♪♪ North Atlantic OscillationAugust (2014) – Progressive Rock
♪♪♪♪♪ Philip SelwayComing Up For Air (2014) – Post Radiohead cinematic Rock
♪♪♪♪* Pineapple ThiefMagnolia (instrumental edit) – Rock
♪♪♪** SlipknotThe Negative One (2014) – Metal
♪♪♪** Limp BizkitEndless Slaughter (2014) – Nu Metal soup

Listening to: june 2014

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Albums

♪♪♪♪* AnathemaDistant Satellite (2014) – Rock Prog
♪♪♪♪* ArchiveAxiom (2014) – Rock, cinéma
♪♪♪♪* Mastodon Once More ‘Round The Sun (2014) – Metal Prog
♪♪♪♪* Carpenter BrutEP I & EP II (2012) – Electro
♪♪♪♪* 65daysofstaticWe Were Exploding Anyway (2010) – Electro Rock
♪♪♪♪* Arjen A. Lucassen’s Star OneVictims Of The Modern Age (2010) – Metal Prog
♪♪♪♪* Robert PlantBand of Joy (2010) – Blues, Rock
♪♪♪♪* Kaiser ChiefsEducation, Education, Education, War (2013) – Rock
♪♪♪** Se DelanThe Fall (2014)  [full album] – Pop, Alternative
♪♪♪** In SolitudeSister (2013) – Metal

Single

♪♪♪♪♪ Robert PlantRainbow (2014) – Rock

Listening to: may 2014

♪♪♪♪♪ PendragonPassion (2011) – Rock Prog, Neo Prog
♪♪♪♪♪ Rival SonsPressure and Time (2011) – Blues Rock
♪♪♪♪♪ Rival SonsHead Down (2012) – Blues Rock
♪♪♪♪* Devin TownsendCasualties of Cool (2014) – Folk
♪♪♪♪* ChevelleLa Gargola (2014) – Alternative Metal
♪♪♪♪* ThineThe Dead City Blueprint (2014) – Rock Prog
♪♪♪♪* Paradise LostTragic Idol (2012) – Gothic Metal
♪♪♪** SoundgardenKing Animal (2012) – Alternative Rock
♪♪♪** EvanescenceEvanescence (2011) – Metal
♪♪♪** KISSAlive! (1997, glam rock) – Sonic Boom (2009) – Glam Rock

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