Friday, 29 December 2017

The Dillinger Escape Plan


Ok, so I've got one more post to make before the year's out. Today (December 29, 2017) marks the final day of this band's existence, since they've decided to burn out instead of fade away. Their final show is tonight, and their last album was released last year. This band has had an insane career throughout their 20 year existence, marked by numerous line-up changes, explosive live shows, and consistently hard-hitting, forward-thinking albums. Without a doubt they are one of the greatest, most progressive and influential bands in hardcore and metal, and this is the perfect time to look back at the amazing work that solidified their legacy. Without further ado, The Dillinger Escape Plan. 1997-2017.

1. Proceed With Caution
2. I Love Secret Agents
3. Monticello
4. Cleopatra's Sling
5. Caffine
6. Three For Flinching (Revenge Of The Porno Clowns)
7. Sugar Coated Sour (Live)
8. Abe The Cop (Live)
9. The Running Board (Live)

Note: Last 3 tracks are bonus tracks on the 2000 reissue

1. The Mullet Burden
2. Sandbox Magician
3. Abe The Cop

1. Nora - The Power Of
2. The Dillinger Escape Plan - 4th Grade Dropout
3. Nora - Murder One

1. The Dillinger Escape Plan - Jim Fear
2. Drowningman - My First Restraining Order

1. Sugar Coated Sour
2. 43% Burnt
3. Jim Fear
4. #..
5. Destro's Secret
6. The Running Board
7. Clip The Apex... Accept Instruction
8. Calculating Infinity
9. 4th Grade Dropout
10. Weekend Sex Change
11. Variations On A Cocktail Dress

1. Hollywood Squares (feat. Mike Patton)
2. Pig Latin
3. When Good Dogs Do Bad Things
4. Come To Daddy (Aphex Twin cover)

1. Jim Fear
2. Destro's Secret
3. Sandbox Magician
4. The Mullet Burden

1. Panasonic Youth
2. Sunshine The Werewolf
3. Highway Robbery
4. Van Damsel
5. Phone Home
6. We Are The Storm
7. Crutch Field Tongs
8. Setting Fire To Sleeping Giants
9. Baby's First Coffin
10. Unretrofied
11. The Perfect Design

1. Unretrofied
2. Wish (Nine Inch Nails cover)
3. Angel (Massive Attack cover)
4. Jesus Christ Pose (Soundgarden cover)
5. Like I Love You (Justin Timberlake cover)
6. The Perfect Design

1. Fix Your Face
2. Lurch
3. Black Bubblegum
4. Sick On Sunday
5. When Acting As A Particle
6. Nong Eye Gong
7. When Acting As A Wave
8. 82588
9. Milk Lizard
10. Party Smasher
11. Dead As History
12. Horse Hunter
13. Mouth Of Ghosts

1. Goodbye, Mona Lisa
2. Good Neighbor
3. Gold Teeth On A Bum
4. Crystal Morning
5. Endless Endings
6. Widower
7. Room Full Of Eyes
8. Chinese Whisperers
9. I Wouldn't If You Didn't
10. Parasitic Twins

1. Prancer
2. When I Lost My Bet
3. One Of Us Is The Killer
4. Hero Of The Soviet Union
5. Nothing's Funny
6. Understanding Decay
7. Paranoia Shields
8. CH 375 268 277 ARS
9. Magic That I Held You Prisoner
10. Crossburner
11. The Threat Posed By Nuclear Weapons

1. Limerent Death
2. Symptom Of Terminal Illness
3. Wanting Not So Much To As To
4. Fugue
5. Low Feels Blvd
6. Surrogate
7. Honeysuckle
8. Manufacturing Discontent
9. Apologies Not Included
10. Nothing To Forget
11. Disassociation

Damaged I & II (Black Flag covers) (2002)
My Michelle (Guns N Roses cover) (2004)
Rebel Yell (Billy Idol cover) (2004)

Friday, 22 December 2017

Best Of 2017

As is now tradition, here's my list of the 50 "best" albums of 2017 to close out the year. As always, don't take this as an objectively ranked list, these are just my personal favourites. Feel free to share some of your favourites with me, I'd love to know what you guys have been listening to for the past 12 months. Thanks for a great year and your persistence in never letting this blog die. I hope you have a good end of year, and I'll see you in 2018.

Honourable Mentions:

Frail Hands - S/T
No Omega - Culture
People Like You - Verse
Cloakroom - Time Well
Massa Nera - Los Pensamientos De Una Cara Palida


50


The Magnetic Fields - 50 Song Memoir

49

Rainer Maria - S/T


48 

Godspeed You! Black Emperor - Luciferian Towers

47

Shizune - Cheat Death, Live Dead!


46

Sect - No Cure For Death


45

Ty Segall - Ty Segall


44

All Pigs Must Die - Hostage Animal


43

Courtney Barnett & Kurt Vile - Lotta Sea Lice 


42

Cigarettes After Sex - Cigarettes After Sex


41

The World is A Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid To Die - Always Foreign


40

Queens Of The Stone Age - Villians


39

METZ - Strange Peace


38

Chelsea Wolfe - Hiss Spun


37

The xx - I See You


36

Tigers Jaw - Spin


35

Incendiary - Thousand Mile Stare


34

Björk - Utopia


33

Japandroids - Near To The Wild Heart of Life




32

Career Suicide - Machine Response


31

Laura Marling - Semper Femina

30

Full of Hell - Trumpeting Ecstasy


29

Waxahatchee - Out In The Storm


28

The War On Drugs - A Deeper Understanding


27

St. Vincent - MASSEDUCTION


26

Jay-Z - 4:44

25

Remo Drive - Greatest Hits


24

Priests - Nothing Feels Natural





23

Drake - More Life



22

Perfume Genius - No Shape


21

Alvvays - Antisocialites


20

Power Trip - Nightmare Logic


19

Sorority Noise - You're Not As _____ As You Think


18

Julien Baker - Turn Out The Lights


17

Sun Kil Moon - Common as Light and Love Are Red Valleys of Blood


16

the Mountain Goats - Goths


15

The Menzingers - After The Party


14

Fleet Foxes - Crack-Up

13

Tyler, The Creator - Flower Boy


12

Code Orange - Forever


11

Single Mothers - Our Pleasure

10

Vince Staples - Big Fish Theory






9

Brockhampton - Saturation


8

Brockhampton - Saturation III


7

Brockhampton - Saturation II




6

The National - Sleep Well Beast


5

Brand New - Science Fiction


4

Converge - The Dusk In Us


3

Kendrick Lamar - DAMN.


2

Father John Misty - Pure Comedy


1

Mount Eerie - A Crow Looked At Me