Weekly Music

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Fort Minor - "Welcome"

the first time I did it, yeah I'll admit it, I kinda hit and quit it and left ya'll hanging
Rating: 8/10
After ten long years, Linkin Park's Mike Shinoda returns to his hip hop side project Fort Minor with "Welcome". It starts with a classic Shinoda piano intro with a pretty dope hip hop beat and sounds reminiscent of Xero (LP's first name). Then comes the long awaited Shinoda raps. It's new and different, and dammit there is talent and skill in every word and every note. This time around, every single thing was played, rapped, and sung by Mike Shinoda with no guests, friends, or help. Shinoda says he has no current plans for an album, but I hope this opens the door for more Fort Minor in the near future. For a short time, you can download the single for free from fortminor.com or support Mike by buying it on iTunes or your music provider of choice. Check out the epic music video shot with a 360 camera. View it in Chrome and use your mouse to move the screen around, or use the YouTube app on mobile and tilt your device to look around.

Saturday, June 6, 2015

Sabaton - "Cliffs of Gallipoli"

I already did a post about Primo Victoria about a year ago which would have been appropriate for today but I think any Sabaton song can really be appropriate today and whenever because Sabaton is awesome! This is one of my favorite song's of theirs, about the Gallipoli Campaign of World War I. It uses the keyboard for some funky stuff and uses a super fun 7/8 time signature for the solo and is just generally a super awesome song.
Rating: 9/10
Left their letters in the sand
Such waste of life
Dreams of freedom turned to dust

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Nightwish - "Shudder Before the Beautiful"

When Nighwish released their new album, Endless Forms Most Beautiful, earlier this year me and a lot of critics didn't really think it was that great. After seeing them live and listening to it a few more times I really started liking it a lot more. A lot of the tracks sound have a similar sound to them but I really like it. Is it their best album ever? Definitely not, but it's super solid and I enjoy listening to it. This song in particular, the first track, is a solid representation of the album and if you like it you'll probably like the rest. If you like what you hear I'd definitely recommend giving the rest of the album a listen.
Rating: 7/10
We are shuddering before the beautiful, before the plentiful, we, the voyagers

Monday, June 1, 2015

Cliff Edge feat. Maiko Nakamura - Endless Tears

Rating: 7/10
I luv you (luv you)
Continuing the stream of unusual music. although it seems to be abating somewhat.

This song was released in 2011 in Cliff Edge's album "Best of Love". A music video can be viewed at this YTube link

EDIT: I seem to have done an oopsie with the embedded video. Fixed now ^_^