#209 – Ghosts V: Together by Nine Inch Nails

Today’s album is by one of my favorite live acts, and one who performs with incredible intensity and precision.  The times I have seen them have been prolific, immersive experiences and truly, some of my favorite musical memories.  This album is much different than what you’d expect in a NIN album, more of an ambientContinue reading “#209 – Ghosts V: Together by Nine Inch Nails”

#189 – Nature by NYOS

As the faithful readers clicked their way to the album selection of the day, they let out a collective groan that was almost audible through their computers.  Another instrumental noise band?  What is he thinking?!  Yes, technically this artist is clearly distinguished from the other, similar acts that have been past daily features, but weren’tContinue reading “#189 – Nature by NYOS”

#188 – Self-titled by And So I Watch You From Afar

I always enjoy a good instrumental album, especially one that is guitar heavy.  This album has an epic feel to it that can rarely be accomplished with traditional songwriting.  Each track evokes such a different and specific mental image for me.  It truly was a roller coaster of a listening experience.

#155 – Fuzz Universe by Paul Gilbert

As I’ve been thinking about Eddie Van Halen over the past couple of days, the sheer number of artists whose careers arguably might not have existed if not for him is pretty amazing.  A whole genre of virtuosic guitar technicians came about, with almost classical-style instrumental compositions.  There was a time in my musical journeyContinue reading “#155 – Fuzz Universe by Paul Gilbert”

#88 – The Mix-Up by Beastie Boys

Beastie Boys music is intertwined with my childhood memories.  Ill Communication was one of the first albums I ever bought and Hello Nasty is one of a couple of albums that I purchased multiple copies of.  Of course, that is more likely due to mishandling and the sheer, fragile shittiness of the CD as aContinue reading “#88 – The Mix-Up by Beastie Boys”

#82 – Circles Around the Sun by Circles Around the Sun

This is a fantastic album by a supergroup of the jam scene.  I became aware of Circles when their album, Interludes For The Dead, was played during the intermission of the Fare Thee Well run, which commemorated the 50th anniversary of the Grateful Dead.  Despite my mental condition at the time, I distinctly remember beingContinue reading “#82 – Circles Around the Sun by Circles Around the Sun”