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Sir Lemming
Jan 27, 2009

It's a piece of JUNK!

Korn album trip report: yeah, I actually kind of dig this. It feels like their first "real" album in about 10 years. It especially starts and ends really strong -- best album closer they've done in ages, even though it's short. Sprinkled throughout are a few mediocre tracks that sound like everything else they've done lately, but there's enough variety and raw emotion here that I'm looking forward to listening again, which hasn't been true for at least 2 albums. It all holds together pretty well and feels like it tells a story, even though I feel weird about praising that because of how tragic the story is.

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angrygodofjebus
Aug 25, 2005

Drink it up and hunker down


I just found out Thrice is doing a Vheissu 15 year anniversary tour, that's cool.

NonzeroCircle
Apr 12, 2010

El Camino

Static X were really loving tight just now. As was Wednesday 13 and Dope. SoiL were also tight but the blandest thing since nachos Flanders style.

wandler20
Nov 13, 2002



So uh, Corey Taylor did a thing and I must share it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BEPI69cx22E

Rageaholic
May 31, 2005

I can't remember
what she came here for

I can't remember
much of anything
anymore




The 20th anniversary edition of Linkin Park's Hybrid Theory was released today.

1) Holy poo poo, this album is 20 years old?! I remember listening to it when it first came out. Jesus, I feel old.

2) I still remember all the words. This is one of the few albums I can sing all the words to.

3) It's 6 discs?! 4 and a half hours long, wow. It includes all of Reanimation (which is excellent), the Hybrid Theory EP, a bunch of live tracks and demos, both old and unreleased.

Ofecks
May 4, 2009

A portly feline wizard waddles forth, muttering something about conjured food.



Just checked my music library, and Deftones' White Pony and A Perfect Circle's Mer De Noms also turned 20 this year. As well as On - Shifting Skin and The Cure - Bloodflowers, but those aren't really on-topic.

I remember buying White Pony the day it came out. Tower Records near Tyson's Corner VA. I got the LE black version with bonus track.

owl_pellet
Nov 20, 2005

show your enemy
what you look like




In addition to the recently released Ohms, Deftones are rereleasing White Pony with a remix LP called Black Stallion. Supposed to be before the end of the year. I'm excited to hear what Black Stallion sounds like, and I hope the White Pony rerelease includes The Boy's Republic which is one of my favorite Deftones songs. Previously it was only available on the versions of White Pony with the red and black covers.

DC Murderverse
Nov 10, 2016

"Tell that to Zod's snapped neck!"



Rageaholic posted:

The 20th anniversary edition of Linkin Park's Hybrid Theory was released today.

1) Holy poo poo, this album is 20 years old?! I remember listening to it when it first came out. Jesus, I feel old.

2) I still remember all the words. This is one of the few albums I can sing all the words to.

3) It's 6 discs?! 4 and a half hours long, wow. It includes all of Reanimation (which is excellent), the Hybrid Theory EP, a bunch of live tracks and demos, both old and unreleased.

Hybrid Theory was one of the two first rock albums I bought for myself (No Doubtís Rock Steady was the other) so yeah this definitely makes me feel old even though I got it a solid year after itís release.

Also yeah Reanimation slaps, I think I listened to it more than both HT and Meteora and it is almost certainly a key component to my love of hip-hop today

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Sir Lemming
Jan 27, 2009

It's a piece of JUNK!

Listening to the Hybrid Theory reissue, I'm struck by how the more hip-hop type stuff has overall aged better than the rock stuff. It reinforces my belief that they ultimately would've been better served by leaning on that stuff a little more -- at least artistically, maybe not commercially. In my head there's a better version of the album that's balanced a little differently. Then I realize it actually already exists and it's called Reanimation. (Still, "Step Up" really slaps.) I'm glad they eventually nailed it down on A Thousand Suns.

I'm surprised this still has all the same profanity edits as what was already released. I guess they either didn't have the originals or just didn't have the resources to remix them. It's funny because "X-Ecutioner Style" gets an Explicit tag anyway, at least on YT Music. The attached lyrics text have the swears even though the actual track doesn't.

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