I just finished my 5000-7000 word paper and closed out yet another course (only one to go!)
In typical slacker style, my paper checked in at a robust 4,500 words. My lack of effort is amazing. Actually, if you watched how much effort I put into not putting in any effort, it would blow your mind.
I have weekend events to recap, CSB mini-updates, and a drama-filled experience with the Ex. However, I do not have the energy.
Instead, you get some album recommendations.
Airborne Toxic Event – Self-Titled :: I already showed off their fancy video from Letterman and now I must implore you to support them by purchasing their album…or you know illegally downloading all the songs. Whichever rocks your socks. Sinners.
Must downloads to get you started: Sometime Around Midnight, Wishing Well, and Missy
The Decemberists – The Hazards of Love :: It’s hard to prepare someone for this album. A few songs could stand on their own, but in reality, the album has to be listened to in its entirety. It’s a sort of “concept record,” which tells a story throughout. The songs blend together and some lines/ideas are repeated just like in a real story/movie. The lyrics are beautiful and the music ranges from relaxing to energizing. Bonus points for unnecessarily long and confusing song titles!
Must downloads to get you started: The Hazards of Love 1 (The Prettiest Whistles Won’t Wrestle the Thistles Undone), A Bower Scene, and The Wanting Comes In Waves / Repaid
New Found Glory – Not Without A Fight :: There is nothing deep about NFG, but that doesn’t mean I don’t love them. They used to do pop-punk perfectly and this album does a good job of mixing their roots with their “matured” sound. If you are the mood for some catchy hooks and riffs than look no further.
Must downloads to get you started: Right Where We Left Off, I’ll Never Love Again, and Such a Mess
Kings of Leon – Only By the Night :: This album is a little older, but is a solid rock effort. Some songs tend to sound similar, but there are some stand-outs.
Must downloads to get you started: Sex on Fire, Use Somebody and Closer
Fall Out Boy – Folie a Duex :: I got this back in September I believe, but never really talked about it. Another solid FOB album. Pretty typical of their style.
Must downloads to get you started: (Coffee’s For Closers), Tiffany Blews, and 20 Dollar Nose Bleed
Please leave any of your own recs in the replies and your thoughts on the above….