Monthly Archives: July 2010

Crash Love – AFI “review”

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I’ll pull no punches here. This album is a pretty big disappointment. I’ve broken it down song by song. But before that, I’d like to talk about a few things first. Oh and please remember, this just one fan’s opinion that I am more than entitled to it.

I in no way want to shout “AFI has changed” and cry. Yes, AFI has changed and I completely expected so. They changed when they went to Sing the Sorrow and they changed when they went to Decemberunderground. I welcome change that I like. I don’t welcome change I don’t like.

Many people love this album. Many hate it as well. Of course, once the dust settles, and the fanboys and fangirls have their multiple eargasms, they will likely change their opinion of the album. Too many are jumping to “this is waaaaay better than Sing the Sorrow.” I’m sure the fans … more...

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Top Ten Albums/Songs

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1) Relationship of Command- At The Drive In
2) Showbiz- Muse
3) Superunknown- Soundgarden
4) Silent Alarm- Bloc Party
5) Origins of Symmetry- Muse
6) Songs for the Deaf- Queens of the Stone Age
7) Is This It?- The Strokes
8) Absolution- Muse
9) Up the Bracket- The Libertines
10) OK Computer- Radiohead

Songs

1) Pattern Against User- At the Drive In
2) Killing in the Name- Rage Against the Machine
3) She likes Surprises- Soundgarden
4) Escape- Muse
5) King of the Rodeo- Kings of Leon
6) Boys Don’t Cry- The Cure
7) Transmission- Joy Division
8) Let Down- Radiohead
9) Citizen Erased- Muse… more...

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Muse

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Well I will be one of the first to admit that I hyped up Muse like they were God’s gift to music. And at one stage i guess they were heading in that direction. This will probably end up being one of those “their old stuff was better” blogs.
As far as their CDs are concerned I’m not too disappointed with the music. Admittedly their recent effort “The Resistance” is decent and at times well composed. Matt Bellamy’s genius does sometimes filter through on a few songs. However overall it’s all over the place, the order of the songs is all weird and Muse may as well name themselves, “Matt Bellamy and Muse” or “Matt Bellamy and the Two Stooges”.
Self-production didn’t really work that well for them.

I guess I am more pissed off with their live shows of late. They started really going down hill after their epic … more...

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Courture to Die For

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These days it seems to me and probably the average person on the street, that high-end fashion and the stuff you see at fashion shows is grossly expensive and unwearable. Who the hell wants to wear an entire family of minks? Or a large possum on their head?
Another item that some people find hard to obtain is general accessories. Things like bangles, bracelets, necklaces, buckles, corsets, hair pieces etc. All of a sudden however, there has been some kind of accessorising boom in Australia. I live in Brisbane and everywhere I look whether it be on the street or on the interwebz, small accessory businesses are springing up everywhere.

The main problem I have with it is that alot of them tend to copy each other or their products are just simply badly made and modeled on what American scene kids are wearing from Hot Topic. However one such … more...

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