Thursday, June 16, 2011

List: The Decemberists Power Ranking

6. Her Majesty
Album Rating: 3.5/5 (Good)

5. Castaways And Cutouts
Album Rating: 4/5 (Great)

4. The Crane Wife
Album Rating: 4/5 (Great)

3. The King Is Dead
Album Rating: 4/5 (Great)

2. The Hazards Of Love
Album Rating: 5/5 (Masterful)

1. Picaresque
Album Rating: 5/5 (Masterful)

Friday, June 10, 2011

Arcade Fire - Funeral

  • Gatefold
  • Lyrics included

  • Album Rating: 5/5 (Masterful)
  • Sound Quality: 5/5 (Perfect)
  • Packaging: 4.5/5 (Excellent)

Here it is! I finally managed to pick it up at Best Buy a few nights ago! So without further adieu, here is the review of Arcade Fire's 2004 debut album, Funeral.

Before Funeral, Arcade Fire's only release to date was a self-titled EP that was met with mixed reactions. Funeral, however, showed the world just what these kids from Canada could do. Hailed as a modern classic, Funeral is undoubtedly one album no one should miss.

Kicking things off with the beautiful and catchy "Neighborhood #1 (Tunnels)", Funeral somehow manages to maintain its momentum throughout the entirety of the LP. "Wake Up", a track that is equal parts triumphant, hard-hitting, and unmistakably beautiful, is one that is sure to be remembered for decades. While songs such as "Une AnnĂ©e Sans Lumiere" and "Neighborhood #4 (7 Kettles)" slow down in tempo, they are no less powerful, creating a sense of balance that makes this album what it is.

Funeral on wax is absolutely amazing. Turn it up nice and loud for a listening experience you won't soon forget. It was newly reissued on 180-gram vinyl.

The packaging is very well done, featuring a nice thick gatefold jacket that is even embossed. A small booklet is also included, with lyrics and credits featured inside.

Do not miss this album! Get Funeral on vinyl here (Amazon): Funeral (180 Gram Vinyl + Download)

Sunday, June 5, 2011

List: Spoon Power Ranking

It looks like the Funeral review will have to be postponed for a little while longer. I went to two Best Buys and both were out of stock! I did check with them and they told me they would be ordering more soon. In the meantime, here's my Spoon power ranking!

7. Telephono
Album Rating: 3/5 (Average)

6. A Series Of Sneaks
Album Rating: 3.5/5 (Good)

5. Transference
Album Rating: 4/5 (Great)

4. Gimme Fiction
Album Rating: 4/5 (Great)

3. Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga
Album Rating: 4.5/5 (Excellent)

2. Girls Can Tell
Album Rating: 4.5/5 (Excellent)

1. Kill The Moonlight
Album Rating: 5/5 (Masterful)