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With Billion Dollar Babies, Alice Cooper refined the raw grit of their earlier work in favor of a slightly more polished sound (courtesy of super-producer Bob Ezrin), resulting in a mega-hit album that reached the top of the U.S. album charts. Song for song, Billion Dollar Babies is probably the original Alice Cooper group's finest and strongest. Such tracks as "Hello Hooray," the lethal stomp of the title track, the defiant "Elected" (a rewrite of an earlier song, "Reflected"), and the poison-laced pop candy of "No More Mr. Nice Guy" remain among Cooper's greatest achievements. Also included are a pair of perennial concert standards -- the disturbing necrophilia ditty "I Love the Dead" and the chilling macabre of "Sick Things" -- as well as such strong, lesser-known selections as "Raped and Freezin'," "Unfinished Sweet," and perhaps Cooper's most overlooked gem, "Generation Landslide." Nothing seemed like it could stop this great hard rock band from overtaking the universe, but tensions between the members behind the scenes would force the stellar original AC band to split up after just one more album. Not only is Billion Dollar Babies one of Cooper's very best; it remains one of rock's all-time, quintessential classics.
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Old 08-15-2012, 08:26 AM
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Old 08-15-2012, 09:41 AM
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It caused a stir when it was announced: Steven Wilson (of Porcupine Tree and No-Man fame) was to release his first-ever full-length solo album. The first question to pop up was: why? After a couple decades of activity under his belt, and two handfuls of bands and projects past and present (including several solo outfits, like Bass Communion), why would he release an album under his own name, and what would that album be like?

Well, as it turned out, Insurgentes is basically a Porcupine Tree album in which Wilson wrote all the songs and made all the decisions, including the one to not include all current members of Porcupine Tree in the project. Is that a problem, fans might ask? Not at all. In fact, Insurgentes is an excellent slab of progressive-tinged alternative rock, and a logical next step from Fear of a Blank Planet, PT's last album at this point. The songwriting is sharp and punchy in the short tracks, and atmospheric and contrasted in the longer ones (the wall-of-guitar entry in "No Twilight Within the Courts of the Sun"), with maybe a tad bit more input from Wilson's experimental project Bass Communion filtering through in the textures department.

Despite featuring only Wilson and PT drummer Gavin Harrison, the leadoff track, "Harmony Korine," would have been perfect as a hit single for the next Porcupine Tree record. "Abandoner" is Wilson at his creepy best: stark electronica beat, aerial vocals, and twisted ambience (enhanced in the 5.1 surround mix version by a tricky placement of acoustic guitar attack and backward effect). Theo Travis guests on flute on this track. Other guest musicians include Dream Theater keyboardist Jordan Rudess delivering a stunning piano solo in "No Twilight Within the Courts of the Sun," King Crimson bassist Tony Levin, singer Clodagh Simonds (of Fovea Hex) adding wordless vocals to "Significant Other," and Michiyo Yagi on koto (a Japanese traditional zither-like instrument) on the title track.

Accessible yet boundary-pushing (in a pop/rock format), Insurgentes is one of Wilson's finer moments. And it must be heard in 5.1 surround sound for its full richness to be experienced, as the man has become a master of the surround mix.
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Very very nice, Marv. I approve
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Very very nice, Marv. I approve
The library keeps growing!

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Overkill - The Electric Age - 2012



Probably a little bit better than 2010's Ironbound, but still somewhat removed from the earlier classics.
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Testament - Dark Roots Of Earth - 2012 - Standard Edition



Second disc with Alex Skolnick back on board, and it's fun times all around. Everyone's in fine form.

If they have to do the standard/special edition (hate that), this is the way to do it. The special edition adds three covers, Queen, Scorpions & Iron Maiden, and an extended edition of one of the songs on the album, and a DVD I'd probably never watch.

Hard to tell how these special editions go price-wise too, so I went for expediency.
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Anthrax - Worship Music - 2011



Really getting into this one, nice to have Joey B. back in the fold. Surprised he came back after all the smack they talked about him when John Bush joined. Would rather have a Belladonna fronted Anthrax and Armored Saint putting out good material (the last one was fairly average). Best sounding Anthrax album since Joey left.
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Very nice. I don't bother with Compilations and Live albums, but nice collection. I notice you're missing their first album (On the Sunday of Life) and honestly, do yourself a favor and skip it lol


Their show on Wednesday... OH MY GOD I LOVE SYSTEM SO MUCH! Hahaha in the middle of this song, a guy on the main floor had a six foot inflated eh, bit of male genitalia and was waving it around. Which Daron Malakian couldn't help but tease!
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Very nice. I don't bother with Compilations and Live albums, but nice collection. I notice you're missing their first album (On the Sunday of Life) and honestly, do yourself a favor and skip it lol
And I have expanded beyond just PT.....just about everything you see in this snip has something to do with Steven Wilson.


And to swing this back on topic....

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