Puzzle – Biffy Clyro
- June 4th, 2007. This album album is too often overlooked when people discuss good alternative rock albums from the mid-2000s. Perhaps it’s because Puzzle doesn’t really provide anything that was different for the genre or for the time, but it is also stacked with great songs such as Living Is A Problem Because Everything Dies which is also too often overlooked. Far from perfect but definitely worth listening to.
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Memory Almost Full – Paul McCartney
- June 4th, 2007. For any of those unbelievers, the ones that say Paul McCartney cant write songs anymore, I recommend you listen to Memory Almost Full. The album is filled with emotion and it sounds like Paul is enjoying himself and the music he makes on this album. There’s definitely some missteps on this album, but listening to a musician enjoy what he creates like McCartney does is just infectious and makes the album that much more enjoyable.
Ghost Opera – Kamelot
- June 4th, 2007. While the mid-00’s were filled with some great punk and metal bands there were some equally terrible ones trying to ride the wave into stardom. Kamelot is one of those bands. While I did find one song that I liked (The Human Stain), and I can appreciate the endeavor to combine orchestral and metal music, I’m just immediately turned off by the aesthetic which seems incredibly fake and an attempt to appeal to certain types of people who are extremely negative.
Systematic Chaos – Dream Theater
- June 4th, 2007. Every complaint I had about Ghost Opera I had for this album which I couldn’t even make it all the way through. At least Kamelot was trying to combine different styles of music, this album just seemed lazy to me. I swear I like metal, but this album just rubbed me the wrong way.