Posts Tagged ‘rock’

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311-Universal Pulse

July 18, 2011

 

Man does Universal Pulse suck.  I am a huge fan of 311 from their album Music to Evolver.  After Evolver, they just lost touch, started playing same setlist, bringing the absolute worst people to Central Park for concerts and making absolutely boring albums.  I’m going to give a listen to Transistor to remind me of when 311 made great music.

I’m not even going to give an in depth review of Universal Pulse.  Instead, listen to any other 311 album.  I’m serious, I do not like Don’t Tread on Me or Uplifter, but those albums had at least 1 or 2 listenable tracks.  I think 311 should take like a 5 year hiatus or something and get back to their roots.

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Study Break-Soundgarden

March 25, 2011

Before Nirvana turned their punk sound into what people would later think is grunge, before Pearl Jam sold tickets NOT through ticketmaster, before Alice in Chains went into the flood again, there was Soundgarden.  Soundgarden were the perennial rockers of Seattle.  Led by the riffs of Kim Thayil, the insane rhythm section of Matt Cameron and Ben Sheperd(Yes , Hiro Yamaoto too) and the fearless vocals of Chris Cornell, Soundgarden helped transform a Seattle trend into the defining sounds of the early 90’s.  Everyone says Grunge died when Kurt Cobain blew his overrated, at certain times, brain all over a wall, but true fans of grunge knew it died when Soundgarden broke up in 1996. Read the rest of this entry ?