Thumbs up: +6
Rating:
10 - Allmost impossible to get. The band need to create something astronomical good.
9 - Only the best albums of the year gets this.
8 - A really good album on all levels.
7 - A good album, but nothing special.
6 - An average album with some good songs.
5 - Not a good album, maybe 1 or 2 good songs.
4 and below - I rather not waste my time on it...

Created by: zarahuztra | 12.03.2014



1. Behemoth - The Satanist
9
2. Vanden Plas - Chronicles Of The Immortals: Netherworld (Path 1)
9
3. Hannes Grossmann - The Radial Covenant
9
4. Opeth - Pale Communion
9
5. Aenaon - Extance
9
6. A Sense Of Gravity - Travail
9
7. Christian Muenzner - Beyond The Wall Of Sleep
9
8. Major Parkinson - Twilight Cinema
9
9. Animals As Leaders - The Joy Of Motion
9
10. Conquering Dystopia - Conquering Dystopia
9
11. Mekong Delta - In A Mirror Darkly
9
12. Insomnium - Shadows Of The Dying Sun
9
13. Teramaze - Esoteric Symbolism
9
14. Voyager - V
9
15. Distorted Harmony - Chain Reaction
9
16. Gazpacho - Demon
8
17. Rodrigo Y Gabriela - 9 Dead Alive
8
18. Agalloch - The Serpent And The Sphere
8
19. Spectral Lore - III
8
20. Lascaille's Shroud - Interval 02: Parallel Infinities, The Abscinded Universe
8
21. John McLaughlin - The Boston Record
8
22. Periphery - Clear
8
23. Ian Anderson - Homo Eraticcus
8
24. Allegaeon - Elements Of The Infinite
8
25. The Algorithm - OCTOPUS4
8
26. Iced Earth - Plagues Of Babylon
8
27. Devin Townsend - Casualties Of Cool
8
28. Amoral - Fallen Leaves & Dead Sparrows
8
29. Septicflesh - Titan
8
30. Vintersorg - Naturbål
8
31. Pryapisme - Blastbit Rococollider
8
32. Stilva - Gemini Act 1 I 8
33. Chelsea Grin - Ashes To Ashes
8
34. Millie & Andrea - Drop The Vowels
35. D'AccorD - D'AccorD III
8
36. Destiny Potato - Lun
8
37. IQ - The Road Of Bones
8
38. Marty Friedman - Inferno
8
39. Monuments - The Amanuensis
8
40. Sithu Aye - Pulse
8
41. Hail Spirit Noir - Oi Magoi
8
42. Tusmørke - Riset Bak Speilet
8
43. Kaukasus - I
8
44. Transatlantic - Kaleidoscope
8
45. Venetian Snares - My Love Is A Bulldozer
8
46. Psycrence - A Frail Deception
8
47. Assimilate - ep
8
48. Cormorant - Earth Diver
8
49. Stamina - Perseverance
8
50. Manes - Teeth, Toes And Other Trinkets [Compilation]
8
51. Anup Sastry - Lion
ep
52. Imaginator - Imaginator
ep
53. Words Of Farewell - The Black Wild Yonder
8
54. Mastodon - Once More 'Round The Sun
8
55. Whispered - Shogunate Macabre
8
56. Triptykon - Melana Chasmata
8
57. Khonsu - Traveller
8
58. Los Random - Pidanoma
8
59. Anubis Gate - Horizons
8
60. We All Die (Laughing) - Thoughtscanning
8
61. The Antikythera Mechanism - Pathos
8
62. Shades of Black - Ocean
7
63. Glass Hammer - Ode To Echo
7
64. Appearance Of Nothing - A New Beginning
7
65. Lies Of Nazca - Aleph
7
66. Mayan - Antagonise
7
67. Cullooden - Silent Scream
7
68. Cynic - Kindly Bent To Free Us
7
69. Dan Johansen - Power Suite
7
70. Atmospheres - Atmospheres
7
71. The Blue Prison - Rosetta
7
72. The Great Old Ones - Tekeli-Li
7
73. Vital Science - Imaginations Of The Subject Of Infinity
7
74. Existem - Phoenix
7
75. Actress - Ghettoville
7
76. Pervy Perkin - Ink
7
77. Lee Bannon - Alternate/Endings
7
78. Whitechapel - Our Endless War
7
79. Epitimia - (Un)reality
7
80. Mechina - Xenon
7
81. Stream Of Passion - A War Of Our Own
7
82. Thoughts Factory - Lost
7
83. Al-Namrood - Heen Yadhar Al Ghasq
7
84. Casey Crescendo - Amour & Attrition
7
85. Saga - Sagacity
7
86. Serdce - Timelessness
7
87. Yes - Heaven & Earth
7
88. The Unguided - Fragile Immortality
7
89. Seven Impale - City Of The Sun
7
90. Motorpsycho - Behind The Sun
7
91. Symbiose - Like All Shamans - 7
92. Stam1na - SLK
7
93. Shokran - Supreme Truth
7
94. Ring Of Fire - Battle Of Leningrad
7
95. Kanding Ray - Solens Arc
7
96. Trollfest - Kaptein Kaos
7
97. James LaBrie - I Will Not Break
ep
98. Strandhugg - Norn
7
99. Astra - Broken Balance
7
100. Alcest - Shelter
7
101. AnovA - Omnis
7
102. Miroist - Curve
7
103. Hardcore Anal Hydrogen - The Talas Of Satan
7
104. Astral Display - Breath
7
105. Sothoros - Overneath
7
106. Pet Slimmers Of The Year - Fragments Of Uniforms
7
107. Akbal - Of Darkness And Light
7
108. The Birds Of Satan - The Birds Of Satan
7
109. A Feast For Kings - Hell On Earth
7
110. Anathema - Distant Satellites
7
111. Buckethead - Pike 43
6
112. The Wisdoom - Hypothalamus
6
113. Sovereign - Sovereign 6
114. Pyrrhon - The Mother Of Virtues
6
115. Betraying The Martyrs - Phantom
6
116. Hour Of Penance - Regicide
6
117. Bigelf - Into The Maelstrom
6
118. Osian - Rhizome
6
119. Burzum - The Ways Of Yore
6
120. Phaze I - Uprising
6
121. Frequency Drift - Over
6
122. Intervals - A Voice Within
6
123. The Kennedy Veil - Trinity Of Falsehood
6
124. A Dying God - Anthems To Ascension [ep]
6
125. Nasheim - Solens Vemod
6
126. Stilla - Ensamhetens Andar
6
127. Arkona - Yav
5
128. Kel'Thuz - The Nihilist
5
129. Within Temptation - Hydra
5
130. Moron Police - Defenders of the Small Yard
3
131. .
132. not rated yet:
133. .
134. Abandon Hope - Settle The Score
135. Abstract - Lightheory
136. A.C.T. - Circus Pandemonium
137. Adamantra - Act II Silent Narratives
138. A Dying God - Anthems To Acension
ep
139. Aeneis - Hypothesis
ep
140. Aeons - Harbour The Existence
ep
141. Ageless Oblivion - Penthos
142. A Hill To Die Upon - Holy Despair
143. Aittala - Effigy
144. Akbal - Of Darkness And Light
145. Akeldama - Akeldama
146. Among The Thorns - The Rebirthing
147. Ancient Ascendant - Echoes And Cinder
148. Anthelion - Obsidian Plume
149. Any Face - Perpetual Motion Of Deceit
150. A Red Nightmare - A Red Nightmare
151. Aronious - Truth In Perception
152. Arteries - Layers
153. Art Far Away - Verisimilitude & The Second Estate
154. Arthedain - The Light Of The Moon
155. Artificial Brain - Labyrinth Constellation
156. A Secret River - Colours Of Solitude
157. Ashen Horde - Sanguinum Vindicta
158. Asylum - Committed - ep
159. Atlantica - Memorias De Una Luz Entre Las Sombras
160. Atlas Concept - Atlas Concept
161. Benevolent - The Covenant
162. Ben Frost - Aurora
163. Benighted - Carnivore Sublime
164. Beyond The Setting Sun - The Villain
165. Black Tounge - Born Hanged
166. Blank Forest - Kayros
167. Bloodway - Sunstone Voyager And The Clandestine Horizon
ep
168. Boyfrndz - Breeder
169. Bohemian Groove - Event Horizon
170. Botanist - VI Flora
171. Brian Maillard - Reincarnation
172. Brimstone - Mannsverk
173. Brood Of Hatred - Skinless Agony
174. Burning Dominion - In The Wake Of The Rising Sun
175. Bränd Jord - Ledan & eländet
176. Cacotopia - Inhuman Agitation
177. Cantabile Wind - Deliverance
178. Carrion Kind - The Collapse Of All To Come
179. Cleanup - Sun Life
180. Cold Body Radiation - A Clear Path
181. Collibus - The False Awakening
182. Colossal Figures - Clockwork Dilation
183. ControlState - The Delta Path
184. Crimson Hill - Denied
185. Curse of Wotan - - It eats me​.​.​.​wants me (a shadow​)
186. Cybernetika - Solar Nexus
187. Darkaeon - Nihilism
188. Darren Korb - Transistor Original Soundtrack
189. Dawn Of Destiny - F.E.A.R.
190. Deadalus - Remnant Of Oblivion
191. Deep In Hate - Chronicles Of Oblivion
192. Defying - Nexus Artificial
193. Deliberate Chaos - Future changes the past
194. Descend - Wither
195. Desolate Dreams - The Tree That Never Saw The Sun
196. Destroy Until Improvement - Loop State
197. Dialectic Soul - We Are Born From The Pain
198. Die Apokalyptischen Reiter - Tief. Tiefer
199. Disforia - The Age Of Ether
200. Disigma - Disigma
ep
201. Diskord - Oscillations
ep
202. Dog Fashion Disco - Sweet Nothings
203. Dol Kruug - Eat Me
204. Dramatic Morals - Inner Sound
ep
205. Droptide - Droptide
206. Dying Blynd - To Your Stations
ep
207. Dylan Furr - Legator
208. Dyspanic - Enuma Elish
209. Eldritch - Tasting The Tears
210. Electric Citizen - Sateen
211. Ellorsith - 1959
212. Empty Yard Experiment - Kallisti
213. Empyrium - The Turn Of The Tides
214. Ethersens - Your Wandering Ghost
215. Eternal Valley - Screams Of Eternal Emptiness
216. Eternal Void - Catharsis
217. Etherna - Forgotten Beholder
218. Eukaryst - Dreams In The Witch House
219. Exhausted Prayer - Ruined
220. Exist - Sunlight
221. Fisthammer - Infallible
222. Flaming Row - Mirage A Portrayal Of Figures
223. Flashback Of Anger - T.S.R.
224. Focus - Golden Oldies
225. Folge Dem Wind - To Summon Twilight
226. Forces United - Forces United
227. Forever Dawn - The Long Journey Home
228. Forevermore - Telos
229. Forgotten Deity - Winter
230. ForTiorI - Reflection
231. Fountainhead - Fear Is The Enemy
232. From The Embrace - The Sun Betrays Us To The Night
233. Gardenjia - Materia Oscura
234. Goatwhore - Constricting Rage Of The Merciless
235. Halfdream - Kaleidoscope
236. Halcyon Days - Elevate
237. Halcyon Way - Conquer
238. Hazardeur - Rational Gaze
239. Hedvig Mollestad Trio - Enfant Terrible
240. Hemina - Nebulae
241. Hibernal - Replacements
242. Hilastherion - Signs Of The End
243. History Of Fail - Equilibrium
244. Horizon Ablaze - Dødsverk
245. Hortus Animae - Secular Music
246. Humaniac - Abandon The Eternity
247. Hybrid Circle - A Matter Of Faith
248. Icosa - The Skies Are Ours
249. Inanimate Existance - A Never-Ending Cycle Of Atonement
250. In My Shiver - Delicate Poison
251. Inferi - The Path Of Apotheosis
252. Infestum - Monuments Of Exalted
253. Infestus - The Reflecting Void
254. InnerHate - Anthropoexodus
255. Insense - DeEvolution
256. Ipsilon - Las Crónicas De Enki
257. Islander - Violence & Destruction
258. Janvs - Nigredo
259. Kenziner - The Last Horizon
260. Kevin Suter - Pathways
261. Kinetik - Relativity Speaking
ep
262. King Bong - PINNG, Or the Underwater Adventures of a Young Cthulhu
263. Kraken - Requiem
264. Last Scattering - Eidolon
265. LazerWulf - The Beast Of Left And Right
266. Left Lane Cruiser - Slingshot
267. Lethe - When Dreams Become Nightmares
268. Like Thieves - The Wolves At Winter's Edge
269. Lorelei - Lore Of Lies
270. LoreWeaver - Italic
271. Lungorthin - The Shadows Of The Trees
272. Lux Occulta - Kołysanki
273. Lvcifyre - Svn Eater
274. Maahlas - Nightmare Years
275. Maat - As We Create The Hope From Above
276. Made Of Hate - Out Of Hate
277. Magistina Saga - Creaith Anthem
278. Make Me A Donut - Olson
279. Mammoth - Polymorphism
280. Manes - Vntreve
ep
281. Masal - Viens Des Quatre Vents
282. Mater Thallium - Abandoned By The Sun
283. Mayhem - Esoteric Warfare
284. Melodius Deite - Episode II - Voyage Through The World Of Fantasy
285. Menace - Impact Velocity
286. Merkabah - Moloch
287. Miasm - Dark Roads
288. Misery Index - The Killing Gods
289. Mindplotter - Depths
290. Moonlit Sailor - We Come From Exploding Stars
291. Morost - Solace In Solitude
292. Morowe - S
293. Mysarium - Minimalist
294. Nachtmystium - The World We Left Behind
295. Nagaarum - Eventum Fatali
296. Nebula Orionsis - Summer
ep
297. Necrosy - Promo
298. Need - Orvam: A Song For Home
299. Neo Noir - Agosto
demo
300. Nexilva - Eschatologies
301. Nihternnes - Son Of Sun
302. No Sin Evades His Gaze - Age Of Sedation
303. Nostalgie Depression - November Moon
304. Noturnall - Noturnall
305. Novembers Doom - Bled White
306. Nyksta - Lieka Tik Sienos
307. Obedience To Dictator - The Greater Of Two Evils
308. Ohrenbetäubende Stille - N°1
309. Old Souls/██████ - Split
310. Omnerod - Ivory Dune
311. Orcus - Planet Of Silence
312. Overkill - White Devil Armory
313. Overwind - Illustrator
314. Patrons of The Rotting Gate - Misc - I
315. Peculate - The Chain Industry
316. Perfect Beings - Perfect Beings
317. Pictura - The Equilibration of Minds Vol. I
318. Planet Epiphany - Alone In The Wasteland
319. Plebian Grandstand - Lowgazers
320. Polyphia - Muse
321. Presto Vivace - Periferia Vital
322. Prophets Of War - The Angel And The Hourglass
323. Protokult - No Beer In Heaven
324. Psychotropic - An Indelible Stain
325. Psygnosis - Human Be[ing]
326. Radio 9 - Learn To Walk Through Walls
ep
327. Radio Moscow - Magical Dirt
328. Raster Density - Ov Hands And Bestial Pleasure
329. Requiem For Oblivion - Dark Tales Of Forgotten Mindscapes
330. Ring Of Fire - Battle Of Leningrad
331. Ruinant - EP 2014
332. Saor - Aura
333. Scanning Antarctica - Bipolar Winter
334. Semargl - Love
335. Separatist - Closure
336. Seventh Seal - The Ghosts Of What We Are
337. Shear - Katharsis
338. Shift - Music For Atheists
339. Short-Stay Mission - Life Signatures
340. Shotgun Cure - Swarm
ep
341. Siegewyrm - Harvest Begins
342. Signals From Saturn - Prodigals
ep
343. Silence The Aria - Act II The Contagion Threshold
344. Sinners - Doom
345. Shylmagoghnar - Emergence
346. Skyliner - Outsiders
347. Soap Revelations - Dreamachine
348. Sólstafir - Ótta
349. Son Of Aurelius - Under A Western Sun
350. Sparrows - Mark Of The Beast: Erradiction
351. Spectres - Ghosts Of Revolution
352. Steamforged - The Endless
353. Stilla - Ensamhetens Andar
354. Stoic Dissention - Autochtcon
355. Stork - Broken Pieces
356. Structural Disorder - The Edge Of Sanity
357. Subscribe - This Moment Will Soon Be Gone
358. Suicide Silence - You Can't Stop Me
359. Super Massive Black Holes - Calculations Of The Ancients
360. Syndemic - For Those In Desperation
361. Tartavara - Last Morning
362. Tartavara - Спевы Памерлых Балот
363. Tellusian - Collision
364. Temnein - 404 B.C.
365. The Bellerophon Project - Mental Abscess
366. The Conjuration - Surreal
367. The Down Troddence - How Are You, We Are Fine, Thank You
368. The Grasshopper Lies Heavy - All Sadness, Grinning into Flow
369. The Healing - Transcendence
ep
370. The Morningside - Letters From The Empty Towns
371. The Oath - The Oath
372. The Seer - Prologue
373. Thirteen - A Shot in the Dark
374. Thorns Of Creation - Continuum
375. Thornyway - Absolution
376. Thy Disease - Costumes Of Technocracy
377. Timeshift - Timeshift
378. Timo Tolkki's Avalon - Angels Of The Apocalypse
379. Tombs - Savage Gold
380. Transcendency - The Odyssey
381. Trioscapes - Digital Dream Sequence
382. Tyrant Of Death - Ascendancy
383. Universal Mind - Timeless Dimension
ep
384. Unjustly Labeled - Grotesque
385. Upon A Burning Body - The World Is My Enemy Now
386. Vader - Tibi Et Igni
387. Vaginal Cadaver - The Art Of Masturbation
388. Valyria - Collatus
389. Varga - Return Of The Metal
390. Veni Domine - Light
391. Vexed Mechanism - Drag Your Nemesis
ep
392. Volumes - No Sleep
393. Watchmoore - Watchmoore
394. Whetstone - Unearthed Knowledge
ep
395. Whispers In Crimson - Suicide In B Minor
396. Wide Eyes - Samsara
397. Widek - Outside The Universe
398. Wilder Falotico - Skin Is Strong But Only So Thick
399. Within The Ruins - Phenomena
400. Wolves In The Throne Room - Celestite
401. Wretched - Cannibal
402. Xothist - Simulacrum
403. Zentraedi - Seven Medley Sins



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Erik M. - 09.08.2014 at 18:59  
Btw, I feel sorry for zarahuztra... we took over his list.
Ilham - 09.08.2014 at 19:01  
Written by Erik M. on 09.08.2014 at 18:58
And whether my posts make sense to you or not is irrelevant since I only was stating how I judge music, not how others do it. Except for the thing I said about reviewers needing more spins to judge music as well, because in all fairness I can't say a thing like that. Aside from that I still stand by everything I said.
Yeah no problem, can't imagine how crazy this last hour must have been for you haha. Hey, usually, when I go out of my way to include this ugly ":P" or any other emot it means it's humour, it was my way of saying that I could finally understand your point. I don't write off people's opinions as nonsense when they happen to go against my way.
Yeah, poor guy, that OP.
Erik M. - 09.08.2014 at 19:06  
Written by Ilham on 09.08.2014 at 19:01

Yeah no problem, can't imagine how crazy this last hour must have been for you haha. Hey, usually, when I go out of my way to include this ugly ":P" or any other emot it means it's humour, it was my way of saying that I could finally understand your point. I don't write off people's opinions as nonsense when they happen to go against my way.
Yeah, poor guy, that OP.


Yeah, every time I refreshed the page I had like 1-3 new notification during the last hour or so.

But okay, good to know this discussion has ended, more or less. (yeah, this emoticon kind of sucks, even though I somehow regularly use it...)
zarahuztra - 09.08.2014 at 22:54  
Written by Erik M. on 09.08.2014 at 18:59

Btw, I feel sorry for zarahuztra... we took over his list.

thats ok
Erik M. - 09.08.2014 at 23:37  
Written by zarahuztra on 09.08.2014 at 22:54

thats ok


Well, if anything, it's popular as fuck now.
Troy Killjoy - 12.08.2014 at 23:35  
-1 for the debate taking place in the comments.
deadone - 15.08.2014 at 09:25  
Written by Erik M. on 09.08.2014 at 18:15


I've seen lots of people state they "need" multiple spins to judge an album. For example, this album seems to have that effect on the majority. The term "grower" is used for that, as you know. And it's a term often used at that. Doesn't make it a fact of course, but my point is that people in general often refer to a certain album as a "grower".



I definitely need a few spins to judge an album on average. Seldom do I like anything on first listen. Though I can usually dislike something on a 1 listen but even then it could be a couple of listens.

For example new Morbus Chron took a few listens to figure out I didn't like it.

I'm still plugging away at new Mastodon too.

Written by Erik M. on 09.08.2014 at 16:58


The difference is that when I watch a movie, I pretty much give it my full attention. I always combine music with stuff like Facebook and MS (mainly) so I rarely give it my full attention. When it comes to movies I literally always judge them after one view (but my opinion can change after multiple views as well, for the record). The replay value of a movie is far less important as well. Most movies that I've watched I only saw once. In case of music replay value is far more important. If I buy an album, I expect it to spin it multiple times. When I buy a movie I might watch it twice in a few years, or maybe even three times, but more than that is very uncommon.



I agree with this too.

Watching a movie is an active task. Your primary focus is watching the movie. Others tasks like shoveling food into one's mouth is secondary and almost subconsious.


Like Eric I listen to music at work or at home and do other stuff whilst I'm listening to tunes. And there's other factors such as my mood, my health, whom I'm with (not easy listening to new tunes with a family), interuptions etc.

I also like to get to know the ins and outs of an album and know it's every nuance. That takes time and many repeated listens.


But I guess I'm still wrong as Joe, Alex Fenger, Marcel et al have already decreed the entire human race must make an opinion after a single listen.
Troy Killjoy - 15.08.2014 at 19:29  
Written by deadone on 15.08.2014 at 09:25
But I guess I'm still wrong as Joe, Alex Fenger, Marcel et al have already decreed the entire human race must make an opinion after a single listen.

This is just getting ridiculous. You play this victim card/me against the world (of MS) across different threads! It's beyond annoying and honestly pretty pathetic. Once again, people have stated their opinion - that it doesn't require more than one listen to grasp an album - and others have stated they believe it does. Nothing more, nothing less.

As others have pointed out, maybe you wouldn't have as hard a time grasping an album if you listened to music in the same way you watch a movie. Or maybe it comes down to you lacking the skill to comprehend things aurally. Not everyone learns by simply listening, and maybe more visual learners have trouble grasping new music immediately. Speculating/guessing, not assuming of course.
!J.O.O.E.! - 15.08.2014 at 19:43  
*facepalm* What an inferiority complex...
Ilham - 15.08.2014 at 19:56  
The discussion ended on a positive note. And during the whole time neither Erik, nor I, nor anyone else resorted to something like that. Why does it have to re-start with personal accusations? Is that really necessary? Instead of actually discussing the matter at hand, people will only reply to the gratuitous shots you take at them. I mean I can't understand the logic. And that comes from someone who supposedly "likes debate". You don't like what comes out of the debate, you like the debate, and by debate, I mean the convoluted way of discharging your anger, aggression and fear in the form of forum posts.
Erik M. - 16.08.2014 at 00:09  
Written by deadone on 15.08.2014 at 09:25

I definitely need a few spins to judge an album on average. Seldom do I like anything on first listen. Though I can usually dislike something on a 1 listen but even then it could be a couple of listens.

For example new Morbus Chron took a few listens to figure out I didn't like it.

I'm still plugging away at new Mastodon too.


Well, after 1 spin I can most of the time tell whether I like it enough to give it more spins. But yeah, sometimes I have the same experience, as in: not liking something after more listens, or vice versa.

Quote:

I agree with this too.

Watching a movie is an active task. Your primary focus is watching the movie. Others tasks like shoveling food into one's mouth is secondary and almost subconsious.


Like Eric I listen to music at work or at home and do other stuff whilst I'm listening to tunes. And there's other factors such as my mood, my health, whom I'm with (not easy listening to new tunes with a family), interuptions etc.

I also like to get to know the ins and outs of an album and know it's every nuance. That takes time and many repeated listens.


But I guess I'm still wrong as Joe, Alex Fenger, Marcel et al have already decreed the entire human race must make an opinion after a single listen.


Yeah, there's a big difference in how much I pay attention to movies and music. That doesn't mean I like music less, but it's simply nice to combine it with other stuff. Actually I'd assume most people do this, since not everyone has loads of free time so that they can spend hours a day just listening to music without doing anything else besides it (I sure as hell haven't). Fine by me if people do that, but not me. Also, multiple spins are a necessity for me when it comes judging the replay value. If I don't enjoy an album anymore after 5-10 spins, I would never consider it a masterpiece. All my 10's are albums that I've listened to many times (most of them 20+). I pretty much always listen to music alone (except when I'm in the train to work and back), because I can't enjoy it if I know someone else might not enjoy it as much as I do. So it's highly personal for me. In any case, it seems we totally agree on this then. Or rather: we judge music the same way.
deadone - 18.08.2014 at 04:22  
Written by Erik M. on 16.08.2014 at 00:09


Well, after 1 spin I can most of the time tell whether I like it enough to give it more spins. But yeah, sometimes I have the same experience, as in: not liking something after more listens, or vice versa.


I usually can tell if I hate something in 1 spin.

Stuff like Mastodon or Morbus Chron requires effort as there's elements I like and elements I dislike. It's a matter of repeated listenings to see whether the likes or the dislikes prevail.


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Yeah, there's a big difference in how much I pay attention to movies and music. That doesn't mean I like music less, but it's simply nice to combine it with other stuff. Actually I'd assume most people do this, since not everyone has loads of free time so that they can spend hours a day just listening to music without doing anything else besides it (I sure as hell haven't). Fine by me if people do that, but not me. Also, multiple spins are a necessity for me when it comes judging the replay value. If I don't enjoy an album anymore after 5-10 spins, I would never consider it a masterpiece. All my 10's are albums that I've listened to many times (most of them 20+). I pretty much always listen to music alone (except when I'm in the train to work and back), because I can't enjoy it if I know someone else might not enjoy it as much as I do. So it's highly personal for me. In any case, it seems we totally agree on this then. Or rather: we judge music the same way.


Yup - totally agree.

I prefer to listen to music by myself but life doesn't allow that. Very often I'll buy a CD and then have to listen to it in 3-4 sessions due to time constraints and family life. Even listening to at work means I'm focused on work and there's always interruptions ala phone calls, meetings or people coming into my office.

It was easier when I was a teenager and I would just lie down on my bed and listen to music.

It's also influenced my musical tastes. I've grown to like shorter, catchier songs because lack of time and "life noise" means I don't have time to focus on long and complicated opuses. Basically I have to be able to come in and out and pick up a track straight away. I also like listening to the whole song and that's much easier with 3-5 minutes tunes than longer ones. E.g. overall the whole weekend all I managed to listen to was the first 4 tracks of Shadow Fall's Art of Balance and that was whilst playing with a 2 year old!

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