Category Archives: Album Review

Best of 2015

I wanted to put together another top five list for this year, but there has been way too much great stuff released in 2015. Instead, I put together a playlist of my favorite tracks. Hope you enjoy it! spotify:user:analogdrummer:playlist:2uOtYJxfoaCEqce1BDiQXZ The list: push … Continue reading

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Best Music of 2013

Back in 2011, I lamented the fact that I was not listening to music as much as I used to in my college radio days. As a remedy, I set out to listen to 365 albums I hadn’t heard before. … Continue reading

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#11 Artistry of Exhaustion – Carbonscape

Tad Piecka, Beware of Safety bassist and the source of much of what I’m reviewing, if a very productive gentleman.  He is occupied with at least four other projects, and all of them are really fantastic (you can link to … Continue reading

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#10 Blazing Arrow – Blackalicious

Blazing Arrow is less lo-fi than A2G, and that works both for and against this album.  There is less impactful material here overall.  The one notable exception is Chemical Calisthenics.  Yes I’m biased on this one… Aside from that guilty … Continue reading

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#9 All the Waters of the Earth Shall Turn to Blood – The Body

So this is not something I’d normally listen to, but as I’m going for the album as a whole work, I sat through it.  A Body starts peaceful enough with choir.  It’s very pretty.  Then at 7:11 in band kicks … Continue reading

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#8 Analog – Philip Glass

When people ask me what I think of Philip Glass, I tend to respond “Philip Glass likes triplets”.  Philip Glass really has so much I should like, but I feel like he’s fallen into one style and hasn’t left it.  … Continue reading

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#7 A2G EP – Blackalicious

And my job description A rap technician From sun up to sun down And it’s clockwork If I’m in the mood, I love hip hop.  For some reason, I found it pretty easy to internalize the raps of the 90’s.  … Continue reading

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