Friday 23 October 2009

Album Reviews - Thank God For Luisterpaal!

I buy lots of music and I have an ever growing wish list of albums that I want to buy someday. But there are too many albums coming out that I want to give a listen and then maybe put on my blog. So I use many other sources that I use to listen to new music but my main source is VPRO's Luisterpaal. I love it! And with their iPhone application I now listen to new albums when I ride my bike to and from work. So it's no coincidence that many albums I review have been on Luisterpaal. And here's a new bunch.

Daily Bread - Well, You're Not Invited (Ronald Says 7 out of 10)
Fresh sounding debut album by this young Dutch band from the north. Energetic 80s inspired synth pop that grabs you and doesn't let go. They leave you no other choice than to start dancing!

Raveonettes - In And Out Of Control (Ronald Says 6 out of 10)
More indie pop by the Raveonettes. Nothing wrong with it but just more of the same.

Fuck Buttons - Tarot Sport (Ronald Says 8 out of 10
More dance than noise but very catchy. Nicely produced songs that should get your feet moving in no time!

Air - Love 2 (Ronald Says 6 out of 10)
More boring poppy synth songs by Air. After finishing the record I can't even remember what I was listening to.

Fu Manchu - Signs Of Infinite Power (Ronald Says 7 out of 10)
Solid stoner grooves by these stoner veterans. Following the usual recipe but still rocking.

Twilight: New Moon - Original Soundtrack (Ronald Says 7 out of 10)
Much better than the avarage soundtrack. Stars from the alternative scene like Muse, Editors, Thom Yorke, Death Cab For Cutie, The Killers and Grizzly Bear all contributed to the dark album. Not all songs are direct hits but all in all it's a largely enjoyable record.

Rammstein - Liebe Ist Für Alle Da (Ronald Says 7 out of 10)
After hearing the first single 'Pussy' I wasn't expecting much from the record. Fortunately it's the worst song on it (and a really bad one). The rest of the album sounds a lot more aggressive but very much like any other album of the German band.

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