Re: Nos' Record Roundup: April

Date:2019-04-26 08:12:47
In Reply To:Nos' Record Roundup: April by Nosferatwo
I was expecting April to be a bleak month, and it was looking that way right up until the end. It still wasn't what I would call a good month, since there wasn't even a hint of competition for the top spot, but in the last couple days a couple albums got added to the plus side of the ledger, which helped things quite a bit.
Not liking any metal is also a hindrance to finding good music hehe!

Album Of The Month: Yours Truly - Afterglow

It's only an EP, but it was easily the best thing of the month. Yours Truly are sugary and sweet, and I absolutely love them. They fill a nice little hole in my heart. Huzzah for guitar pop!
Find an album please. An Ep can't be the album of the month. It can be the ep of the month sure..or call it best music of the month but this ep is limited to say the least. one track High Hopes has been out ages. The other tracks are all pretty enjoyable even if the subject matter is one big other words I'm old and can't relate.

The Good/Decent Stuff:

New Year's Day - Unbreakable

This one is weird, but interesting. There's a couple singles that are perhaps too modern rock for my taste, but the second half of the album is really good melodic stuff. I wish Ash did more pure singing, but the results are good anyway.
In the queue.

April Art - Rise & Fall

Another female-fronted, somewhat poppy rock band. It's got enough guitars, catchy songs, and a good singer. Not great, but certainly enjoyable stuff.
Haven't heard but will try a song when I can.

Sister Shotgun - Fragments

This one fits right in with bands like Skarlett Riot. It's nice modern metal with a good singer and some solid songs too. It doesn't quite get under my skin, but it's a good album to throw on the pile.
I like it. The material is in and out but mostly very solid.

Pristine - Road Back To Ruin

Sounds a fair bit like the Blues Pills debut, but not as good. Still enjoyable.
Almost certainly not for me.

Rob Thomas - Chip Tooth Smile

Yes, the guy from Matchbox Twenty. I was the right age at the time, so I still really like those three pre-hiatus albums. This is him trying to be modern pop, so it's never going to be great. It's got a few more good songs than I thought it might, so it's a passable listen for me.
no interest

Grand Magus - Wolf God

Another solid Grand Magus album, but they're all the same, and none of them really get me pumped. It's good, but forgettable.
I like it. Solid GM.

The Stuff I Didn't Care For:

Hardline, Leverage, Enforcer, Pharlee, Glitter Wizard

All of them either flat, boring, or confusing.
Don't even know the last 2. Who the fuck are they? Should I know them? :-)
I like the first 3 to various degrees but not sure yet.

The Worst: Manowar - Final Battle I

I only listened to the bare minimum to get the idea, and that was more than enough to know how shocking terrible this is. Their last album was flaming garbage, and this one makes that smell like a rose. I should throw trash at Joey next time I see him.
See him often do you? lol1

As for May, I'm not sure I'm expecting much better. The big names are Whitesnake, Amon Amarth, and Rammstein. I don't really care about any of them. Right now I'm liking Jasmine Cain's album, and the new SOTO is good, but I'm not seeing much else to be excited about.
I'll have a look through to may when I do my list. Rammstein I've never really liked. AA will be AA.

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