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Active Music Listening Thursday April 24, 2014

YTD recordings listened to: 286
Good music, not recommended for purchase: 188
Not good music: 80

Honorable Mentions: 0
Buys: 1

Possibles: Boyd Rivers, Chris McGregor, Alvin Youngblood Hart, Dave Arner Trio, Trap Them, Bill Horist, MAKU Soundsystem, Zomby, Retox, Owiny Sigoma Band, About Group, Jello Biafra, Fat Freddy’s Drop, Jessie Mae Hemphill, All Pigs Must Die, Kendl Winter, Shigeto, Bone Dance, Cage the Elephant, Defeater, Sidi Toure, Lindi Ortega, Jonwayne, Christian Kjellvander, Okkyung Lee, Tiger Hatchery, Xiu Xiu, The Ballantynes, Debruit and Aljawal, Slidhr, The Whammies, The Chewers, La Misa Negra, Melingo, Alexander Hawkins, Cheryl Pyle, Mexican Dubwiser, Toxic Holocaust, Equal Stones… 256 more words

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Bloom By The Paper Kites

I am always in constant search of small alternative artists and this song is amazing! It’s super catchy and has been replaying in my head all the time this week. 65 more words

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Music Review: FINAL DESTINY - North Of Hell


FINAL DESTINY
North Of Hell
Independent
1996

Well. That’s the last time I get a CD without first listening to it. Why’d I get this? Well, first off, the title ‘North Of Hell’ sounded like a play on Slayer’s ‘South Of Heaven’, and I couldn’t find anything or anyone to give me a general idea what this CD was like. 70 more words

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Music Review: GRAMMATRAIN - Flying


GRAMMATRAIN
Flying
Forefront Records
1997

I honestly can’t remember just how this particular album ended up in my collection. I don’t remember ever buying it, nor do I recall anyone giving it to me. 390 more words

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Music Review: GUARDIAN - Fire & Love


GUARDIAN
Fire & Love
Pakederm
1990

The second release from Guardian was something of a breakthrough for the band. After being released from the Enigma label, they found a new lead vocalist in former Tempest singer Jamie Rowe, and was signed to Pakaderm, the imprint label of the production sibling duo Elephante on the Word, Inc. 115 more words

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Music Review: GUARDIAN - First Watch


GUARDIAN
First Watch
Enigma Records
1989

Depending on who you talk to, Guardian’s first studio release is considered either a classic in the melodic metal / hard rock genre, or a good debut album, but not as good as the future releases. 400 more words

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Music Review: HOLY BLOOD - Shining Sun


HOLY BLOOD
Shining Sun
Bombworks Records
2010

Ukrainian folk metal band Holy Blood’s fourth full-length album is another slab of powerful, majestic and awesome folk metal. 286 more words

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