Elliott Smith - From A Basement On A Hill Year: 2004 Genre: Indie Rock Similar to: Bright Eyes, Sparklehorse, Nick Drake
Released nearly exactly a year after his premature death, Elliott Smith's "From A Basement On A Hill" is without a doubt his greatest album. Smith's vocals may not be to the same standard as his previous albums mainly due to his drug addiction but this is hardly an issue as Smith's great usage of multi-tracking disguises this problem. Hell, sometimes his broken down voice gives some tracks an eerie feel. The album is much more darker than any of his any other releases and his lyrics are just on another level; "King's Crossing" contains some of my favorite lyrics of any song and is quite frankly on par with any Dylan song. Something else that makes this album darker than any other Elliott Smith record is how 'noisy' the whole thing is. I simply love the wailing distorted guitars on "Shooting Star". Simply put, one of my favorite records.
I been meaning to check him out.Got alot of friends who like his work. Thanks for posting. Now I got to get his albums. And may he R.I.P.. Looks like he was taken way to soon. Had some great music left in him
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Jeff Buckley - Live At Sin-é
Year: 2003 Genre: Alternative Rock, Folk Rock, Blues Similar to: John Frusciante, Ours, Damien Rice
Just armed with his Fender Telecaster and whole lot of reverb in front of a small crowd in a tiny little coffeehouse in New York, Jeff Buckley puts his studio album to shame. "Live At Sin-é" features Buckley mostly performing cover songs (only 5 songs on this 20 track album are Buckley originals). The artists he covers varies greatly in style; one minute he'll be covering a Bob Dylan song, the next he'll be belting out a Led Zeppelin tune and the next minute, he's making his guitar sound like a wailing sitar as he covers Qawwali musician Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan's "Yeh Jo Halka Halka Saroor Hai". Other tracks to listen out for are "Be Your Husband", an acapella take of a Nina Simone song which just shows how amazing Buckley's voice was. The highlight of the album either has to be Buckley putting out one the best versions of "Hallelujah" or Buckley's 10 minute take on Van Morrison's "The Way Young Lovers Do". A total gem of a live album by a criminally underrated musician.
Julien K - We're Here With You - 2012 - Electronic Rock - Alternative Rock
If you like Nine Inch Nails & Orgy. You might enjoy this release
Here's the second album
Rock City Angels - Young Man's Blues - 1988 - Hard Rock - Blues Rock
There was a couple tracks I couldn't find.
This band featured Johnny Depp up until mid way through recording this album. He left the band to do 21 Jump Street.
Bobby Durango there singer passed away last June. This is a great hidden gem of an album from the late 80's.
May this be a tribute to the Late Bobby Durango. R.I.P.
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