I got a couple of new albums, Animal Collective Feels
and The Mars Volta Amputechture
. In both cases I think I like their older stuff better. Then again, a few weeks from now I may come to better understanding of the current releases. If you are in to folk-ier type stuff check out Animal Collective on the second half of this post. If you dig the prog rock start reading immediately below.
The Mars Volta Amputechture
Track 2: Tetragrammaton: LISTEN
The Mars Volta De-loused in the Comatorium
Track 3: Roulette Dares: LISTEN
In this case I find myself liking the heavier riffs and metal influences from beginning to end of the De-loused in the Comatorium
album. I found the new album Amputechture
to be a bit "slow" in spots where I would sometimes end up flipping to the next song. I won't say that it is a bad album because it is not, just that the old one may be better. Both albums are engaging in their own respects.
Animal Collective Feels
Track 2: Grass: LISTEN
Animal Collective Sung Tongs
Track 6: Sweet Road: LISTEN
The new album Feels
is great but I find the older album Sung Tongs
much more accessible and easier to listen to. The newer album has more ambient feel in a "space cadet" kind of way while Sung Tongs
has much more of a folk feel to it.