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Andrew Pearson

  1. Rock
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  1. Air Canda "Air Canda"
    by R.A.I.G. Records
    Fata Morgana Fata Morgana
    This album grew on me like kudzu. The bridge of "Five Worms" served handily as a point of departure, until I pried open such geodes as the wonderful "Rainy Man," "Ritual"'s quasi-tribal extasy, and the bluesy contortions of "Fata Morgana," which features one of the world's premier guitar solos. "Chronoclasm" and "Signature" are the only truly scary, over-the-top avant-jazz pieces here -- the rest is jubilant, complex, refreshing prog-rock. Rejoice!
  2. solipse
    by Anarchestra
  3. Split Shins
    by cabin man
    Loomer Loomer

    Cabin Man is one of my favorite new rock and roll bands. They write riffs both evocative and queasy which recall the Sonic Youth and Soundgarden, but they produce their recordings with no apparent regard for fidelity or clarity. Thus the songs take a while to sink in. But eventually they do.
  4. Tempus Nostrum
    by Cycle
    appears in 1 other collection
  5. Disen Gage "Libertage"
    by R.A.I.G. Records
  6. Disen Gage "...the reverse may be true"
    by R.A.I.G. Records
    Landing (incl. "Mamushka") Landing (incl. "Mamushka")
    Full thoughts:

    Condensed version: I loved the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy -- it was one of my "formative books" -- and I think that this album certainly does it justice. The other cool thing, however: you know how you hear the sounds of instruments like trumpet, brass section, calliope, organ, steel drums, vibraphone and synth keyboard on the album? Those are effects pedals. Only guitars were used on this recording, though I personally can't tell.
  7. The Screw-Loose Entertainment
    by Disen Gage
    Arabia Arabia
  8. The Bees Made Honey In The Lion's Skull
    by Earth
    Rise To Glory Rise To Glory
    I went camping once in the Sierra Nevada. It was early February, colder'n a witch's tit, and storms arrived and unloaded bales of snow on us during the first day. We slept with the snow higher around our tent than under it. The following morning, I clambered from my bag, pulled on my frozen shoes and watched as the sunlight fought tooth and nail with the receding gloom for the barest yard of ground. As it finally broke into our stretch of canyon, snow began to melt off of the trees, and I could almost hear the crusty slide guitar in "Miami Morning" break off the other instruments like ice from a pine tree and echo through the granite walls, a songbird heralding the arrival of a new day.

    Great album, by the way.
  9. Hex; Or Printing In The Infernal Method
    by Earth
    Tethered To The Polestar Tethered To The Polestar
    Achingly beautiful. Most of the time I just listen to the full-length tracks, which last awhile and move slowly but never stop developing if you learn to listen closely. The riffs are simple and unsubtle but the arrangements, tones and effects are exquisitely well-chosen. Eight years off and kicking heroin, as you might expect, were great for Dylan Carlson.
  10. Hibernaculum
    by Earth
    An unfortunate transition between "Hex" and "Bees"; totally unnecessary and forgettable. I don't even doze off when I put it on, I just stop paying attention after two minutes.
  11. Primitive And Deadly
    by Earth
    There Is A Serpent Coming There Is A Serpent Coming
    Good point of entry into the Earth catalogue, although it sounds almost nothing like their other albums. My favorites went from "Primitive and Deadly" -> "Pentastar" -> "Hex" and I picked up the other ones along the way. It's respectable but you will come to like the previous records more.
  12. Angle Of Attack (Reissue)
    by Jack Endino
    Angle Of Attack Angle Of Attack
    Jack puts a lot of superb songs on here -- "Angle of Attack," "Salvation," "Folks, Let's Nebulate," and the "Naive Bids for Stardom" rank among his absolute best riffs -- and the first cassette edition of the album has another couple of gems which really ought to be heard. (I'm currently posting them to YouTube.) I'm not as fond of the ambient tracks. "Permanent Fatal Error" is still the best introduction to Jack Endino's solo work, but this makes a great follow-up listen.
  13. Desolation Animals
    by Zack Freitas
    appears in 1 other collection
  14. Blasé (prod. KaTT)
    by Front Royal
    Last year these guys played a bar in my podunk town, and of the six groups that took the stage they put on the best show of the night. If their other stuff was behind a paywall I'd still buy it; as it is, all the albums and mixtapes they released as Gaeng, except for Soundcloud's "Good Bacteria," are still free on this platform. I recommend you guys support them by purchasing this single and going to see their shows in San Jose, CA if you can. It's worth it. They're called FR on facebook.
  15. Touched By God (Amrep singles)
    by hepa-Titus
    Chow (cows feat. K. Buzzo) Chow (cows feat. K. Buzzo)
  16. Chicago XX: Chicago's Greatest Hits
    by Low-Maintenance Perennials
    O.J. Simpson O.J. Simpson
    If Mark Prindle gives it a ten out of ten, who am I to argue? I'm still baffled by the legitimacy he places on jokey projects like "Jurassic Park" and "Tamara" etc., saying he's "extremely proud of" his stupid lofi LuMP albums, but here I agree. This sounds the most like a collection of songs, which other Perennials albums did not, and I am pleased to be pleased by it. Gone are the interludes, replaced with great rock songwriting which finally manages to incorporate the terrible jokes. Awesome!
  17. Jurassic Park -- The Album
    by Low-Maintenance Perennials
    Ol' "Balk" Stevenson Ol' "Balk" Stevenson
    Much, much stupider than "Chicago XX," and hard to listen to at times because the string of in-jokes isn't always that funny. Still, though, several tracks are fuckin' hilarious. (I recommend "Truck-Drivin' Cowpoke Eisenhower Companion,"
    "Ol' Balk Stevenson," the Organ Suite, and the "Reagan = Flake" interlude.)
  18. Hostile Ambient Takeover
    by Melvins
    The Fool, The Meddling Idiot The Fool, The Meddling Idiot
    The Melvins adopt a more "normal" approach to songwriting, with pentatonic chord progressions and a great deal of harmonized King Buzzo vocals. Not very consistent and sonically two-dimensional, like "Doc At the Radar Station" with even fewer ideas.
  19. Pigs of the Roman Empire (Melvins/Lustmord)
    by Melvins
    Pink Bat Pink Bat
    "Pink Bat" is, without a doubt, one of the best songs ever put to tape, even with the Japanoisy introduction. And indeed, several other bits of the album live up to its rabid hype! (not least among which is "Pigs of the Roman Empire," nor "The Bloated Pope" nor "Idolatrous Apostate.") I have to say, I enjoyed it more upon repeated exposure than I did "Hostile Ambient Takeover," but that's me. BRING THE NOISE!!!!!!!!!!
  20. Signals, Calls and Marches & Academy Fight Song 45
    by Mission Of Burma
    Mostly useless; I like "Revolver" and "All World Cowboy Romance," but only because of the music. An uninteresting or outright-terrible riff repeated that many times over a motorik beat (like in the rest of the tracks) would drive me away.
  21. Phonography
    California Rhythm California Rhythm
    The bonus tracks from the CD issue become available once you buy the full album; of these, "Why Should I Love You" is great and "Hobbies Galore" and "Wayne Wayne Go Away" are pleasant. There are a lot of dumb skits which I skip, but a lot of Stevie's "real songs" are excellent. The arrangements are more Seventies than Sixties, despite the obvious influence of the Beach Boys and the first Neil Young album.
  22. Old Major "...With Love"
    by R.A.I.G. Records
    Epsom Salts Epsom Salts
    These guys sound like hipsters. The snotty singer, sneering bass, bearded tambourine and incorporation of experimental elements (bass drum intro to "Lint Giver," banjo-driven "Wagoneers," Primus-funk mother "Spel Check") all clearly designate this band as guys who want you to notice how h3p they are to the j1v3. Runs out of steam near the end, but in its best moments "...With Love" is melodic, driving modern rock.
  23. Funeral Parade
    by PART1
    I started listening to it after I joined a goth band as bassist and suddenly it makes a little more sense. Will continue.
  24. For How Much Longer Do We Tolerate Mass Murder?
    by The Pop Group
  25. First Issue
    by Public Image Ltd.
    Public Image Public Image
    While "Metal Box" takes the "Best Public Image Ltd. Album" cake, "First Issue" still contains the terrific tracks "Theme," "Annalisa" and "Public Image." The purchased album includes worthless throwaway B-side "The Cowboy Song," from the "Public Image" single, and a 55-minute interview with John Lydon. If either of those interests you, buy the record; if not, just get the three great songs.
  26. Back To Your Heart
    by Santos Wussies
    No Present No Present
    If I were in the business of making lazy comparisons, this would be the "Nevermind" to their first album's "Bleach": cleaner, more pop (that is, compressed and tune-centric), and slightly more unified. The songs are weirdly mechanical, like movements in a...symphony(?), and I listen to "No Present" and "English Breakfast" a lot and very little any of the other songs. It's no "Back To Your Heart," but it has its moments.
  27. Corazón Mutante
    by Santos Wussies & Nico
    appears in 1 other collection
  28. What Moves The Heart
    by Santos Wussies
    Summer Case Summer Case
    There are bands that make me believe that rock and roll is gonna be O.K. It will be perverted in a variety of ways, as it should be, and its basic components will probably change over time -- maybe it will even abandon guitars if they no longer represent the youth's attitude adequately. But whether or not it sounds like Chuck Berry it will still be rock and roll. The Santos Wussies are one of those bands.
  29. Ugly Songs For Ugly People
    by Slimy Member
    i bought it so i could tell you that it's ugly and it sucks ass
  30. The Best Light Is The Last Light
    by Snapped Ankles
  31. Come Play The Trees
    by Snapped Ankles
    Jonny Guitar Calling Gosta Berlin Jonny Guitar Calling Gosta Berlin
    It's taken a while to grow on me, but this really sounds like an "album" -- there's a unity that was hard for me to appreciate at first. Not a huge fan of this kind of music anyway, but now that I recognize it/am used to it, I enjoy it more.

    I sampled the "Jonny Guitar" chorus for this track:
  32. True Ecology (Shit Everywhere)
    by Snapped Ankles
  33. No Policy
    by State Of Alert
    Gate Crashers Gate Crashers
    Man, I put on my new State of Alert album and bent over to tie my shoe, and when I looked up it was over! Seriously, it's about eight and a half minutes long. Way better than paying $275 to get the original EP from some greedy Internet goblin. Like me, you may need a few listens to appreciate "No Policy," but it's a lot of fun.
  34. Monoliths & Dimensions
    by SUNN O)))
    Alice Alice
    Not a big drone metal fan so I'm very skeptical of the Sunn O))) proposition. I almost never listen to this album two years after I bought it, and I listen even less to "Aghartha" and "Big Church." The tracks seem to emerge one after the other from muck, each more deliberate than the last, and I appreciate the real riff in "Hunting & Gathering" and above all the mood of "Alice" much more than the first two tracks. Maybe it makes more sense in concert.
  35. Total Destruction To Your Mind
    by Swamp Dogg
    These Are Not My People These Are Not My People
    It's nice that Swamp Dogg's albums are available to the public on Bandcamp for such a low price. His version of Joe South's "These Are Not My People" has been one of my favorite songs for years, and "Total Destruction," "The World Beyond" and "Redneck" are more than enjoyable. But most of the other stuff is less than memorable, even if I don't remember any of them being particularly bad. I leave it to your discretion.
  36. Deceit
    by This Heat
    Makeshift Swahili Makeshift Swahili
    I wish This Heat were more inclined to compose traditional songs -- the normal parts of "Paper Hats," "Makeshift Swahili," "Shrink Wrap" and "S.P.Q.R." are the reason I bought the album. They really had a knack for great guitar noises and brutal grooves. I hope that it'll get better as I listen to it, because I don't like "Deceit" very much now. Reminds me of a condensed Swans.

    P.S. I sampled "Paper Hats" for this track: