Jump to content
jondavis

2002 - Best Albums

Recommended Posts

Well my comment about a killer mid tempo song was answered....but as usual only the Japs benefitted.

 

Easy 9.5 for me....and thanks cos i hadnt heard this....just makes the album even more killer

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

That song bumps it up to 92%

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks to this conversation, I've had these two songs on repeat in my head. Love it!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

 

That song bumps it up to 92%

 

Don't you hate it when Spotify doesn't have the whole album? :whistle:

I hate it more when my cd doesnt :(

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Well my comment about a killer mid tempo song was answered....but as usual only the Japs benefitted.

 

Easy 9.5 for me....and thanks cos i hadnt heard this....just makes the album even more killer

 

You haven't heard this song till now?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

 

Well my comment about a killer mid tempo song was answered....but as usual only the Japs benefitted.

 

Easy 9.5 for me....and thanks cos i hadnt heard this....just makes the album even more killer

 

https://youtu.be/esS6UIKsiSs

You haven't heard this song till now?

Nope

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Okay, up to me again, I guess. Here is, of course, the correct score:


1 . Weight of the World - 9.25

2 . Killing Me - 9.5

3 . Outside Your Window - 7.75

4 . All I Want - 8

5 . This Ain't Over - 9.5

6 . Internude - interlude

7 . You Ruined Everything - 7

8 . Charmed Life - 7.5

9 . If You - 7.25

10 . See Saw - instrumental

11 . Voice Inside - 7.25

12 . End Of Time - 9.5


Total - 82.50


With regard to George's dislike of a certain song, I remember way back in the day when this was released, my main issue with the songs I rated lower ( 'You ruined everything,' 'If you' and even 'All I want' to a certain extent. 'All I Want' is saved by possibly the best moment on the CD, in the pre-chorus) was that they had a very Rubber-esque vibe, and in hindsight, I didn't like Rubber at all... one bit.


But they all have a bit of a kind of "annoying" nah-nah-nah-nah, you can't catch me kind of childish taunt type hook. Yep, I know it makes no sense, but that's just the vibe I get. Almost like a taunting childish hook... but it's Harem Scarem, so even though parts of the songs might not work, there is always another part of the song which does, and saves the parts I don't like.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

 

Okay, up to me again, I guess. Here is, of course, the correct score:
1 . Weight of the World - 9.25
2 . Killing Me - 9.5
3 . Outside Your Window - 7.75
4 . All I Want - 8
5 . This Ain't Over - 9.5
6 . Internude - interlude
7 . You Ruined Everything - 7
8 . Charmed Life - 7.5
9 . If You - 7.25
10 . See Saw - instrumental
11 . Voice Inside - 7.25
12 . End Of Time - 9.5
Total - 82.50
With regard to George's dislike of a certain song, I remember way back in the day when this was released, my main issue with the songs I rated lower ( 'You ruined everything,' 'If you' and even 'All I want' to a certain extent. 'All I Want' is saved by possibly the best moment on the CD, in the pre-chorus) was that they had a very Rubber-esque vibe, and in hindsight, I didn't like Rubber at all... one bit.
But they all have a bit of a kind of "annoying" nah-nah-nah-nah, you can't catch me kind of childish taunt type hook. Yep, I know it makes no sense, but that's just the vibe I get. Almost like a taunting childish hook... but it's Harem Scarem, so even though parts of the songs might not work, there is always another part of the song which does, and saves the parts I don't like.

 

 

Apart from the pre-chorus in 'Outside your window' which is of course better ;)

 

7.75 for that song is ludicrous sorry.........its a great song with marvellous pre, chorus and melody.

 

Also Voice Inside has a fantastic chorus and killer verses. 7.25 makes no sense for that either?? :screwy:

 

I know you generally trust your ratings, but go back and just re-listen to 'Voice Inside' and then say its worth just 7.25.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Also, how are the first 2 songs not 10/10 - perhaps the greatest songs in the HS discography?????

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Mate, if you honestly think the pre-chorus in 'Outside your window' is anywhere in the same arena as the pre-chorus in 'All I want,' let alone better, I will resign my position on this forum. Take your own advice and listen to both songs back to back now and get back to me. ;) And a thanks wouldn't go astray, for guiding you to the light.

 

To be honest, I think 7.75 is very generous for 'Outside your window' and only a traditional super catchy chorus and some cool vocal hooks get it over 7.5. It almost sounds like an out-take from 'Voice Of Reason,' to be honest, and 7.75 is definitely not too low - too high, if anything.

 

'Voice inside' has killer verses, does it? Seriously mate, just put it on now and confirm that. The verses are horrific, and the only reason this gets a sniff of a 7 is because the chorus is admittedly very good. Absolutely awful verses, though.

 

The only things I might agree with is both 'Weight of the world' and 'Killing me' deserve a small boost. I still don't think either of them are 10's, but yeah... maybe 9.5 and 9.75 respectively.

 

Much to your delight, my favourite song on the CD, for sure is 'This ain't over.' The chorus hook/s is everything I love about Harem Scarem and Hess' delivery makes me believe every letter of every word he blesses us with. Love that song.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Your view on Outside My Window is just weird, sorry. Even Kouros (who damned Charmed Life) got the rating nearly right at 9/10.

 

Its a great song imo.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

PS youve obviously never seen HS live cos Hess singing the pre to JOYW is one of the greatest things you will see in concert.

 

Just awesome.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

PS youve obviously never seen HS live cos Hess singing the pre to JOYW is one of the greatest things you will see in concert.

 

Just awesome.

I've never seen them live, and fucking Canadian!! These motherfuckers never come out West! Dammit!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I might be a little bitter.

 

;}

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I might be a little bitter.

 

;}

Ha ha...ive seen them twice.....or is it 3 times ;)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

 

I might be a little bitter.

 

;}

Ha ha...ive seen them twice.....or is it 3 times ;)

Jog on.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Yes, it would be very difficult seeing Harem Scarem live, living in Australia and all. So no, I have not seem them live. ;)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Yes, it would be very difficult seeing Harem Scarem live, living in Australia and all. So no, I have not seem them live. ;)

I live right under them, and most likely will never get to see them.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Here are my favorites albums from 2002:

  1. L.A. Guns – Waking The Dead
  2. Harem Scarem – Weight of the World
  3. Shy – Unfinished Business
  4. Jaded Heart – The Journey Will Never End
  5. Frontline – Against the World
  6. Crown of Thorns - Karma
  7. Street Talk – Restoration
  8. Westworld – Cyberdreams
  9. Jeff Scott Soto – Prism
  10. Loud & Clear – Disc-Connected
  11. 91 Suite – S/T
  12. Adriangale – Re:Program
  13. Rain - House of Dreams
  14. Hurricane - Liquifury
  15. Dio – Killing the Dragon
  16. Axel Rudi Pell – Shadow Zone
  17. Def Leppard – X
  18. Grand Illusion – View From The Top
  19. Butch Walker - Left of Self-Centered
  20. Silver – Dream Machines
  21. Vicious Mary – S/T
  22. The Screaming Santas – Going Insane At Christmas
  23. Hughes Turner Project – HTP
  24. Kenny McGee – S/T
  25. 21 Guns - Demolition
  26. Danko Jones – Born A Lion
  27. Raggedy Ann – Dreamcatcher
  28. Talon – S/T
  29. Final Frontier – First Wave
  30. Cornerstone - Human Stain

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

  • Who's Online (See full list)

  • Posts

    • This band does absolutely ZERO for me.
    • Love it!  Very new-breed DRN... I don't normally dig that type of thing from my favorite 80's bands, but I'm good with it here.  Once again, Daiker is all over this one. Look at Mel slide into everyone of those notes on bass.  Dude is SOOOOOOOOOOOO damn good.  Such a shame he's virtually unknown outside Portland, Oregon (and a those of you in-the-know for this type of music).
    • The guitar-work is great.  I think it's a pretty decent cover. Look, I've been a HUGE fan since 1983, so you'll be hard-pressed to get me to say anything negative about this band.  Those of you who weren't around to see them on the Pyromania and Hysteria tours... God I feel badly for you.  "Top of their game" is a HUGE understatement.  The Beatles of my era for sure.
    • Only point I was looking to make was that I agreed with the prior post above which had mentioned being frustrated that the guys hadn't put out many new releases over the last 15 years and that it may be beneficial to work with a better producer again.  Your follow up post pointed to the time between their earlier releases being similar and I responded to explain how I felt that was different, no worries though, we just see things differently
    • Inglorious indicated a few months ago that they had finished recording the songs for their third album, hinted as being heavier than their prior releases, which should be released via Frontiers in February 2019.  The first song/video from the upcoming album is out now https://www.planetrock.com/news/rock-news/inglorious-say-heavier-third-album-is-done-and-reveal-release-date/    
    • From 84 (the year after Pyromania) until 99 they released 4 studio albums, yes, but from 2000 until 2015 they released 3 studio albums, not 2. Not really that much difference. They also released the covers album, so that was pretty much the same level of output. They still continue to tour regularly and had issues such as Campbells cancer scare and recovery from that, plus the musical landscape is vastly different to that first time scale you mention.   Really not sure what your point is here?      
    • Uh...it doesn't sound bad.  Not as raw as the original and I think that hurts this version. But...if you're gonna do a cover, get the lyrics right.  "It's the eye of the tiger, it's the dream of the fight?"  Uh... no.
    • Damn good album...Has moved up my list also. I think as of now my top 4 are probably: Kissin' Dynamite Shiraz Lane Treat Maverick I'm not even bothering listing #5 as I'm saving a spot in the top 5 for Midnite City....Almost expecting that it'll slot in at either #1 or #2. And probably a good chance Nordic Union pushes the list also. Another release I'm really digging is Hearts On Fire.  Not officially out yet but have been listening to it for a month or so from doing a premium pre order.  Not quite making my top 5 but probably in the 6-8 range at the moment.
×

Important Information

By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use.