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The Hammer of the Gods

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  1. Fleetwood Mac is one of those bands that I didn't like when I was a little younger, probably either because my dad liked them and I was simply being rebellious, or I thought they sounded too "soft rock". However, it seems like as I go back, I find a great deal of appreciation for them, and feel that their "soft rock phase" aka 1975 onward is a bit underrated by the hipsters.

    And besides, Lindsey Buckingham is an absolutely amazing guitar player.

  2. ^ Excellent. I picked up Fresh Fruit on vinyl not too long ago. Good record.

    And I love The Smiths now. At first, I didn't dig them too much. I think it was Morrissey. But I got past his, ahem, "unique" vocal style and really listened to his lyrics. He really is a superb writer. But I still think a big selling point for me is Johnny Marr's playing. That guy is awesome!

    Anyway, I felt like I needed to add some hardcore punk to my music diet, so I went and bought this on vinyl...

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    Black Flag - Damaged

  3. My favorite albums of his tend to change, but this one seems like a somewhat consistent list:

    1. Heartbreaker

    2. Gold

    3. Cold Roses

    4. Jacksonville City Nights

    5. Love is Hell

    6. Demolition

    7. 29

    8. Rock n Roll

    9. Easy Tiger

    Here's to hoping the new record is good.

    Edit: By the way, I've heard a few tracks off his unreleased albums, and I'm pretty shocked that some of them didn't make the cut on the real albums. Like many seem to say, whenever that rumored boxset surfaces, it's gonna be killer.

  4. Hmmm.... I can't really say in order, and I can't really say this is a concrete list, as it seems to change all the time. Right now, it's:

    Johnny Marr

    Mick Taylor

    Lindsey Buckingham

    Now that I think about it, the records I've been listening to lately aren't really too guitar-heavy. The first criteria that came to mind were guitarists that were unique, yet not over-indulent in their playing.

  5. Today, it's...

    Bill Withers - Still Bill

    It's the best mix of singer-songwriter/funk/R&B/soul record I've personally ever heard. Highly recommended.

    Nick Drake - Pink Moon

    Basically a suicide note. Not for good moods.

    The Stooges - Raw Power

    It's album title describes it perfectly.

  6. I'm a fan aswell. I agree that generally his Whiskeytown work is superior, but I'm a pretty big fan of his solo work as well. However, I think his debut solo record, Heartbreaker, is the best album he's released yet.

    And I've basically learned lately that the less I know about his personal life, the better. The couple times I've actually read his blog, I've found him kind of annoying.

  7. These are bands that I don't really hate, as I can see people liking them, but they're simply no t my cup of tea:

    AC/DC

    The Jimi Hendrix Experience

    Cream

    Guns n Roses

    The Pixies

    The Velvet Underground (I actually prefer Lou Reed's solo work)

    And these guys are on my shitlist:

    Sublime

    Red Hot Chili Peppers

    Dave Matthews Band

    John Mayer

    311

    Basically any shit that is commonly mentioned by some idiotic fratboy as "chill music" or something of the sort.

  8. I got his thing G.P./Grievous Angel but...I want the Complete Reprise Sessions. But I do have some Flying Burrito Brothers too!

    I have no Flying Burrito Brothers, but I've been wanting that to change for a while. Not exactly a household name, so their records are kind of hard to come by. :(

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