For a long while now I’ve been a little jaded with what has been coming out in Rock. It seems like there are only two maybe three good albums every year. AND usually those aren’t rock albums… BUT!!!! This year has been pretty good! Alter Bridge, Foo Fighters, Staind, Bush, Dream Theater, Primus, and Anthrax are just a handful of the good rock albums this year.
blah blah blah I’m not focusing on those though!
Fair To Midland – Arrows and Anchors
This band. THIS BAND! Is just swell. Fair to midland is this groovy progressive metal band from Texas. kinda like Boy Hits Car… but not! They have this way of doing these really heavy riffs and crazy screaming vocals with some awesomely melodic interludes and vocals.
And with their new album Arrows and Anchors they have not disappointed. Once again we run into a fantastic album produced, recorded, and mixed by Joe Barresi. This guy just annihilates albums. In the best possible way. The album explodes with a melodic number and then drops hard into track two, Whiskey & Ritalin, and woo!!! It’s crazy from then on out!
The first single on this album is Musical Chairs
And that’s just a taste of the heavy on this album. But a good taste.
I would say, go buy this album. In fact! GO BUY THIS ALBUM! Don’t just download it or rip it from a friend. Buy it.
Alice Cooper – Welcome 2 My Nightmare
:-O GASP! Who would have thought that Alice Cooper would have the gall to do a follow-up to his most revered album Welcome to My Nightmare. But ya know what? He did. And it is possibly the best album out this year. Welcome 2 My Nightmare is, dare I say, a masterpiece. A perfect follow-up to Welcome to My Nightmare.
This is where I would put a song… But I can’t figure out how to put a song in here without using YouTube. and the song isn’t on YouTube yet.
Opening track I Am Made Of You kicks off with the piano part from the Welcome to My Nightmare song Steven. Alice actually uses autotune… Which I usually hate, but it works in this song. And Alice Cooper can do whatever he wants. I don’t want to ruin anything that happens in this album, but it is a ride through trains, disco’s, loneliness, meetings, and a really bad date.
There are many throwbacks to the original Nightmare culminating with The Underture which is a montage of tracks from Nightmare and Nightmare 2.
And this chick who apparently sings in public a lot, Kesha (or as I see it is actually spelled Ke$ha), sings on the track What Baby Wants. Honestly at first I thought it was Milla Jovovich singing. THEY SOUND ALIKE!
Anyways, this album is a fun and kinda creepy ride. It is totally worth the money. GO BUY IT! Yes buy it.
THAT IS ALL!!!
p.s. on a personal note, I deleted my Facebook today…. IT WAS SO LIBERATING!