Wednesday, October 20, 2010

#6 : Everybody lies.

How did I not link you guys to this video before? It's obviously not new, but it's huge, and was played by demigod Deadmau5 at the VMAs. I have mixed feelings on the vocals of Mike Posner. Sometimes it's like I don't mind it at all, and sometimes he sounds like Justin Bieber when he's thirty. Anyway.

The video first looks like a live clip, but the music video starts from one minute. The starting of the video is actually Mike Posner ending his gig with his song "Drug Dealer Girl" and then going to an afterparty, or something like that.

Since we were talking of Bieber before, did you know he's launched his own line of nail polish, and already has a range of dolls to his name? 
I told you in my first post that he was a 14 year old girl. You just wouldn't listen, would you.

Duff Mckagan and Axl Rose are back together again. And they're getting fined for delays together again. Throw in Slash and some booze, walou GNR is back!

And how did Lady Gaga even say she was inspired by Freddie Mercury of Queen? 


Anyway, I found that I had not written about Alternative Rock/Modern Rock, a genre I absolutely love. It's so much easier to listen to, since you need not have the intent to murder a guy [ A requirement if you plan on listening to metal]. Most probably, you guys already hear a lot of this stuff. Bands such as Nickelback and Seether all fall in this category. 

Weirdly enough, the wiki page on Seether says that they are a "Post-grunge rock and Alternative metal" band. But I disagree to some extent. They are definitely nowhere near as heavy-sounding as their metal counterparts.However, I have to admit I find similarities in the vocal styles and riffs of Seether and grunge acts like Mudvayne.

Most songs of this genre generally have a very basic song architecture, with sometimes just a verse and chorus. For that reason alone, guitarists in such rock bands have to focus on chugging fast paced riffs and breakdowns that should get you stomping and jumping in a concert [We'll leave mosh pits for metal]. Also the spotlight is on the vocals. Strong vocals plus great lyrics will ensure it's a success. And solos are pretty uncommon. 

Okay, enough of the professing. I'll hook you up to a playlist before I bore you guys to death, à la Mr. Ted Mosby in How I Met Your Mother.
(For further details, refer to "Subway Wars" that aired in the US last week)

1. Red - Hide
2. Alter Bridge - Metalingus
3. Saliva - Always
4. Evans Blue - Cold (But I'm Still Here)
5. Chevelle - The Red
6. Incubus - Make A Move
7. Tool - Vicarious
8. Breaking Benjamin - So Cold
9. A Perfect Circle - Passive
10. 12 Stones - Anthem For The Underdog
11. Filter - Hey Man Nice Shot
12. Chevelle - Sleep Apnea
13. Porcupine  Tree - Shallow
14. Seether - (Back to the) Remedy
15. My Chemical Romance - Teenagers
16. Skillet - Comatose 


Some other stuff.

Swedish House Mafia - One (Your Name) [feat. Pharrell]

A nice house track by Swedish House Mafia, a collaboration of 3 house artists including Axwell. I want to own that keyboard thing.

Also a recent song made by Adam K. See if it grows on you.

Also here's a video that I saw recently by AILD ( A band that I haven't yet heard completely). "I never wanted" is a great metalcore song with excellent vocals, and definitely a lot slower with a lot more emotion than any of their other songs.

Anyway. That's it for this week. 


Audiophile 93.

p. s. 

If you were wondering why the title is so inapt, it's not a title. It's advice. 
And electro, too.