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Feb 8 2009, 21:18

Score 4,400 - 4,201

This is the section of the 'My Personal Best Albums Ever'-journal where I discuss the albums with a score between 4,400 and 4,201. You'll find some information about these albums, including my personal highlights. I'll try to eventually review every album in this list. I hope you will enjoy reading this all, but first I'll give you some links to the other parts of this journal.

The main article: My Personal Best Albums Ever + Reviews & Highlights
Score 7,000 - 5,751: My Personal Best Albums Ever + Reviews & Highlights (1)
Score 5,750 - 5,001: My Personal Best Albums Ever + Reviews & Highlights (2)
Score 5,000 - 4,701: My Personal Best Albums Ever + Reviews & Highlights (3)
Score 4,700 - 4,401: My Personal Best Albums Ever + Reviews & Highlights (4)
Score 4,200 - 4,000: My Personal Best Albums Ever + Reviews & Highlights (6)


Reviews & Highlights


Davide Swarup - Music For Hang (2007)
Score: 4,384; Length: 1:09:14; 12 tracks
In the spring of 2008 I went on a little trip to Barcelona. While wandering through the streets me and my friends noticed a weird sound. It sounded warm, intense, playfull and very emotional. When we came close to it it appeared to be just one person playing on one single instrument. This was very surprising, because from a distance it sounded like a whole group of musicians. Multiple layers of melodies where played at the same time and it blended together enormously smooth. I'd never seen it before, but I was in love with the sound and the instrument right away. At home I looked it up on the internet and the instrument appeared to be the hang drum. It's a melodious percussive instrument made of steel and when simply looking at the instrument I still can not believe that such beautifull melodies can be created with it. When diving a little deeper into the hang music, Davide Swarup crossed my path. From all the hang drum players I've listened to he moves me the most. His album 'Music For Hang' is so solid and keeps being interesting the whole ride. It's hard to pick out the best tracks, but after a lot of listens for me the standouts have to be 'Moods-An Opening' and 'And The Groove'. And you are lucky, because 'Moods-An Opening' is available as a full track on last.fm. I really recommend you to go listen to this track and I'm sure you will love this beautifull and distinctive sound just as I do! (10-02-2009)
Highlights: Moods-An Opening, And The Groove


Goldfrapp - Felt Mountain (2000)
Score: 4,378; Length: 39:32; 9 tracks
This will be the place for the review.
Highlights: Lovely Head, Human


Calyx & TeeBee - Anatomy (2007)
Score: 4,376; Length: 47:14; 8 tracks
This will be the place for the review.
Highlights: Enygma, Telepathy


Radiohead - OK Computer (1997)
Score: 4,361; Length: 53:21; 12 tracks
This will be the place for the review.
Highlights: Paranoid Android, Exit Music (for a Film), Karma Police, Climbing up the Walls, No Surprises


Gigi d'Agostino - Tecno Fes Vol. 2 (2000)
Score: 4,316; Length: 1:21:11; 14 tracks
This will be the place for the review.
Highlights: Sottosopra, Tecno Fes


Venetian Snares - My Downfall (Original Soundtrack) (2007)
Score: 4,308; Length: 44:46; 14 tracks
This will be the place for the review.
Highlights: My Crutch, I'm Sorry I Failed You


Dido - No Angel (1999)
Score: 4,277; Length: 51:52; 12 tracks
This will be the place for the review.
Highlights: Hunter, Honestly OK, I'm No Angel


Alanis Morissette - MTV Unplugged (1999)
Score: 4,276; Length: 58:12; 13 tracks
This will be the place for the review.
Highlights: Joining You, I Was Hoping, You Oughta Know, Uninvited


Distance - Repercussions CD2: Chestplate Singles (2008)
Score: 4,273; Length: 46:12; 9 tracks
This will be the place for the review.
Highlights: V, Victim Support


Clint Mansell - The Fountain OST (2006)
Score: 4,266; Length: 46:15; 10 tracks
This will be the place for the review.
Highlights: First Snow, Death Is the Road to Awe


Fatboy Slim - You've Come a Long Way, Baby (1998)
Score: 4,258; Length: 1:01:56; 11 tracks
This will be the place for the review.
Highlights: Right Here, Right Now, The Rockafeller Skank, Gangster Tripping, Praise You


Room Eleven - Six White Russians And A Pink Pussycat (2CD) (2006/2007)
Score: 4,226; Length: 1:10:25; 21 tracks
This will be the place for the review.
Highlights: Come Closer, Greenest Grass (Live version), (A different) Bitch


Alphawezen - L'Après-Midi d'un Microphone (2001)
Score: 4,225; Length: 59:36; 12 tracks
This will be the place for the review.
Highlights: Into The Stars, Gai Soleil, Frost


Teebee - The Legacy CD1 (2005)
Score: 4,225; Length: 1:08:58; 10 tracks
This will be the place for the review.
Highlights: Forever Lost, Tsunami, Quiet Moment


Frank Riggio - Anamorphose (2008)
Score: 4,208; Length: 1:04:25; 14 tracks
A very solid release from this French man. The guy gets better with every release. His first album 'Visible In Darkness' was alright, but had a couple of too recognisable samples, his mix album 'Gourmet Scavanger' was a very fine collection of unknown tracks, but with Anamorphose he definately deserves to make this list. His album is full of very beautiful soundscapes, very reminiscent of the soundscapes made by 'Amon Tobin', although he sure has a unique style by his own. All the songs on the album are very story telling pieces with a lot of layers in it, so no easy listening music here! Well, it is possible to use it as background music, but you get the best experience out of it by listening to it with every single cell of your brain. Best part of it is the perfect track 'Robots Designed By Robots'. It's the heaviest piece on 'Anamorphose' and the beats are just extremely well crafted. Luckily the heavy songs are alternated with more peacefull ones, which makes this album a cohesive one and a very pleasant listening experience. While listening to the album for making this review it really gets me by surprise again and I'm making a reminder for myself right now to listen to this album again in the very near future. And you should do the exact same thing. (05-04-2009)
Highlights: Robots Designed By Robots


Syl Kougaï - La Fille Verte (2007)
Score: 4,206; Length: 40:25; 9 tracks
This will be the place for the review.
Highlights: La Fleur Gravité, The Shining Flower, La Fille Verte

Links to the other parts of this journal

The main article: My Personal Best Albums Ever + Reviews & Highlights
Score 7,000 - 5,751: My Personal Best Albums Ever + Reviews & Highlights (1)
Score 5,750 - 5,001: My Personal Best Albums Ever + Reviews & Highlights (2)
Score 5,000 - 4,701: My Personal Best Albums Ever + Reviews & Highlights (3)
Score 4,700 - 4,401: My Personal Best Albums Ever + Reviews & Highlights (4)
Score 4,200 - 4,000: My Personal Best Albums Ever + Reviews & Highlights (6)

Commenti

  • BigJunglist

    Nice to read your journal, excellently described feelings from several albums... When reading it, I think about I should do the same (I am ashamed, but I even haven't known that here on Last.fm is this option 'Journal' :-D)...

    Apr 9 2009, 14:34
  • Seabie

    Well, now you know there is this option, so get started! I would love to see your best albums ever, it can be a good source of new good music for me.

    Apr 10 2009, 19:36
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