Jump to content
mrbandwidth

Top-5 2018 (at the moment)

Recommended Posts

35 minutes ago, Crazysam said:

I thought the Nitrate album was pretty good as well.  I would also agree that it hasn't received too many comments/reviews, here or elsewhere, which is a shame as it is worth checking out, especially for those who liked Midnite City. 

Definitely similar to Midnite City and would think it would appeal to anybody that liked that album.  I can't help noticing how similar some of the riffs, arrangements and lyrics feel which I guess should be expected given how involved Rob and Pete were with this.  However, I think Joss gives it just enough of a different feel on vocals though to separate it a bit and give it it's own character.  I think maybe the keyboards are a tiny bit more prevalent on this too but not so much that it distracts from anything.  Maybe it's because I just listened to Hot Summer Nights before writing this....Digging that tune :)

I've only been through the album a few times and seem to like it a little more each time I've listened to it.     

Maybe more reviews will be coming....really would think it would be fairly well received.

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2 hours ago, tts42572 said:

Definitely similar to Midnite City and would think it would appeal to anybody that liked that album.

 

That's pretty helpful for me

I wouldn't have bothered with Nitrate as I've never heard them before and I'm not really looking for new music at the moment.
But based on what you said I'll have a listen.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

There's absolutely no beating around the bush regarding the Nitrate album. It is 100% completely just a Midnite City album... with Joss Mennen on vocals. I'd guess most these songs were probably written in the same sessions as the MC debut? I dunno... sure sounds like it. It's a great album, but it definitely sounds like Mennen is singing someone else's songs that he might not be entirely connected with. Good enough vocalist, but I'm not sure he has the passion for the songs that perhaps the songwriters would have had. ;)

Either way, killer album and probably the best full-length album I've heard this year. 

Anyway... Care of Night - hadn't heard about that either. Very exciting. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
3 hours ago, Geoff said:

There's absolutely no beating around the bush regarding the Nitrate album. It is 100% completely just a Midnite City b side album... 

agreed ;)

I wouldn't substitute one song on the MC debut for one of these.

it's pretty good....just not as good.

3 or 4 songs approach that quality but some are just a bit lacklustre (and overlong) for me.

I predict the the new MC will destroy this.

Sorry guys 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
35 minutes ago, Glen said:

agreed ;)

I wouldn't substitute one song on the MC debut for one of these.

it's pretty good....just not as good.

3 or 4 songs approach that quality but some are just a bit lacklustre (and overlong) for me.

I predict the the new MC will destroy this.

Sorry guys 

You're probably right about the new Midnite City....fully expecting a killer album!

I wonder how I'd feel if this had released before Midnite City and we weren't able to compare to that release?  I'm pretty sure this was actually mostly done with Rob singing lead vocals before Rob broke off and decided to do Midnite City.  Then they re-did things with Joss.  He does bring a slightly different flavor to the songs which took me a little to warm up to but they probably tried to get something that didn't sound "exactly" like Midnite City.

Either way, I dig the vibe and style of this music and do think the overall sound is pretty good.  I also would agree that it's not as good as Midnite City....But that was my #1 album last year :) 

Still way better than anything I can find on mainstream radio  ?    

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Midnite City was nowhere near my fav last year. This is not even close to that.

Hmmmm. the songs just aren't strong enough for me. 

if I'm honest I doubt I'll listen to it again. not enough to draw me back 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

No doubt in the world, doods, that MC kept all the best songs for themselves - that's only logical. Wouldn't you? But there's still no doubting these are the exact same style of MC... even if they may be the ones they didn't want to use for their own albums. ;) 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 8/7/2018 at 10:20 AM, Glen said:

I have Nitrate lined up for a listen on Spotify.

Something tells me it isn't going to live up to the hype. 

Samey here ?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
8 hours ago, kourosofsteel3 said:

Samey here ?

it didn't 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 8/9/2018 at 6:15 AM, Geoff said:

No doubt in the world, doods, that MC kept all the best songs for themselves - that's only logical. Wouldn't you? But there's still no doubting these are the exact same style of MC... even if they may be the ones they didn't want to use for their own albums. ;) 

And don't forget, MC's new album is done and a new Nitrate has already been written. That's a least 40 songs written basically at the same time.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 8/9/2018 at 11:15 AM, Geoff said:

No doubt in the world, doods, that MC kept all the best songs for themselves - that's only logical. Wouldn't you? But there's still no doubting these are the exact same style of MC... even if they may be the ones they didn't want to use for their own albums. ;) 

The b sides you mean ;)

Exact same style except these are 7/10 songs that don't really need to be heard again (and won't......by me anyway) instead of 9/10 songs on MC

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
3 minutes ago, Glen said:

The b sides you mean ;)

Exact same style except these are 7/10 songs that don't really need to be heard again (and won't......by me anyway) instead of 9/10 songs on MC

That's why I make compilations, there are some good songs on it that will fit nicely on comp. If I only listened to 9/10 type of songs, it could be a small comp.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
39 minutes ago, The Rocker said:

That's why I make compilations, there are some good songs on it that will fit nicely on comp. If I only listened to 9/10 type of songs, it could be a small comp.

there's a decent EP on Nitrate. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On ‎8‎/‎5‎/‎2018 at 3:39 PM, lettard said:

Quick Update :)

W.E.T - Earthrage

Vega - Only Human

LeBrock - The Real Thing E.P

Nitrate - Real World

Steel City - Fortress

The Night Flight Orchestra - Sometimes The World Aint Enough

Shiraz Lane - Carnival Days

Kissin Dynamite - Ecstasy *new entry  :)

Like the new Kissin Dynamite also but maybe not quite enough

Yeah, its in  :)

Edited by lettard

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2 hours ago, lettard said:

Yeah, its in  :)

Love that KD, my #2 right now behind W.E.T.. Good stuff on that list.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
8 minutes ago, The Rocker said:

Love that KD, my #2 right now behind W.E.T.. Good stuff on that list.

I really feel like KD has  moved to #1 on my list....Just fantastic :headbanger: 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 minute ago, tts42572 said:

I really feel like KD has  moved to #1 on my list....Just fantastic :headbanger: 

Nice!

 

1 minute ago, tts42572 said:

I really feel like KD has  moved to #1 on my list....Just fantastic :headbanger: 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I got 9 songs of KD which made their best of folder.

This makes it probably #1 for me for the year.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 7/23/2018 at 10:12 PM, mrbandwidth said:

Maverick has become my favorite listening for weeks, hence has scaled several posiitions; no more changes:

1. W.E.T.

2. Maverick

3. Shiraz Lane

4. No Sleep For Lucy

5. Vega

Also listened Kissin' Dynamite, Ted Poley and Night Flight Orchestra; like them but not enough to replace any above. Blame my ears. :nyanya:

Kissin' and climbin' (and eatin' my own ears with Ecstasy...  ? ). But remember: what happens in Vega... well, you know. :cya:

1. W.E.T.

2. Maverick

3. Kissin' Dynamite

4. Shiraz Lane

5. No Sleep For Lucy

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Treat - Tunguska *new entry  :)

W.E.T - Earthrage

Vega - Only Human

LeBrock - The Real Thing E.P

Nitrate - Real World

Steel City - Fortress

The Night Flight Orchestra - Sometimes The World Aint Enough

Shiraz Lane - Carnival Days

Kissin Dynamite - Ecstasy

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Updated for my thoughts at the moment....Always changing though :)

1.  Kissin Dynamite - Ecstasy

2.  Shiraz Lane - Carnival Days

3.  Maverick - Cold Star Dancer

4.  W.e.t - Earthrage

5.  Treat - Tunguska

6.  Nitrate - Real World

7.  Station - More Than The Moon

8.  Halestorm - Vicious

9.  Hearts On Fire - Call Of Destiny (Have this early from premium preorder....only through it once so far but good stuff!)

10.Dangerous Curves - S/T

Honorable mention missing the cut - Dallas, Perfect Plan

Only other releases at this point I'm expecting to shake up my list are Midnite City and Nordic Union.  

 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
16 hours ago, Glen said:

aside from the technical knowhow, the more pressing question is how that average as hell Station release is still residing at no 2 ;)

jeez 

13 hours ago, AlphaMale said:

And how the hell is Ted Poley #1????

So out of curiosity, gents, which are the gems I'm missing out on that are so much better than these two? Curious as heck. ;) 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
6 hours ago, Geoff said:

So out of curiosity, gents, which are the gems I'm missing out on that are so much better than these two? Curious as heck. ;) 

just stick the 30 or so below them above them ;)

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
6 hours ago, Glen said:

just stick the 30 or so below them above them ;)

 

:lol:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Loading...

  • Posts

    • Been giving this a little thought....Think my top 5 is pretty strong but the next 5 are all just pretty average releases that probably wouldn't even make my top 10 in some other years. Not sure on the order of my top 3 yet but will be Crazy Lixx, Defiants and Pretty Maids in some order.  Then likely Eclipse and Degreed rounding out the top 5. Next 5 in some order are probably Station, Nitrate, Roxy Blue, Tesla and Saints of Sin.  I still might try to go back and check out some stuff I've missed from this year though so this "next 5" could easily change. 
    • Good stuff! Order CD here (just C$5.00 + postage): https://www.rockwithplayhouse.com/product-page/playhouse-the-rock-n-roll-circus        
    • Hard Rock band from México! Band members.- Lead vocals: Andres Espada Lead Guitar: Jose Mesta Rhythm Gtr: Firio Verastegui Bass: Daniel Mesta Drums: Sergio Mtz facebook      
    • From Frontiers: Waiting For Monday is a new melodic rock band formed by vocalist Rudy Cardenas and guitarist/singer August Zadra. The band hails from Los Angeles and was brought to the attention of Frontiers by Jeff Scott Soto, with the label moving quickly to sign them based on their outstanding talents. Musically, you can expect classic chart topping melodies ala Journey, Styx, and Foreigner, but with a decidedly modern approach. And if you are looking for sunny, meaningless lyrics, then you probably best look elsewhere as the band has stories to tell, and not all of them happy. Originally from Venezuela, Rudy Cardenas is an incredibile vocal talent. His pipes carriedd him to the finals on Season 6 of American Idol and he has been heard on TV and movies ranging from Family Guy to Real Steel. For five years, Rudy was the power alto for the multi-award winning vocal group, M-pact, who was named Vocal Group of the Year at the 2005 L.A. Music Awards. More recently, Rudy was the featured vocalist for the Gold-selling Hungarian rock album by Mr. Zsolt. August Zadra is best known for handling lead guitar and vocal duties in iconic singer Dennis DeYoung's solo band since 2010. Since the age of 15, guitar playing has been a passion that carried August from Fairbanks, Alaska to Hollywood, California, where he attended and graduated from the Guitar Institute of Technology. He has been a regular feature in the Los Angeles music scene for the past 20 years, playing with a variety of bands, and is often sought out as a guitarist/vocalist collaborator for writing and recording projects. Completing the lineup are Joe Travers (drums), Walter Ino (guitar and keyboards), and Eric Baines (bass). Their exciting debut record is now ready to be shared with the world.  Tracklist: 1. Until The Dawn 2. End Of A Dream 3. Shattered Lives 4. Found You Now 5. Right In Front Of You 6. Must Have Been 7. Pick Your Lies 8. Inside Your Head 9. Make It Better 10. Love You Forever 11. One More Round   facebook      
    • New video for 'Promised Land'.    
    • I don't think I have ever heard of Sleeper before. Will check them out. The Cranberries?.. Hmmm no, I don't agree. Pale Waves has that synthwave feel, and a bit of pop rock sound to their songs as opposed to The Cranberries which sound like a mixture of alternative and folk rock imo.
    • Remind a bit of the band Sleeper from years ago and a bit of Cranberries thrown in.not my cuppa tea but I can see where some may like this.
    • Argh! On one hand I love that the forum brings stuff like this to my ears, but on the other hand I hate knowing stuff like this is out there and I'd not ever know about it, if not for this chance thread.  Absolutely love what I'm hearing there. I'm going to check this one out with intense immediacy. 
    • my top 10 will be pretty strong....after that the quality drops off a cliff. Mind you I suppose in 2019 we should be glad of 10 great melodic rock releases. It could be worse....it could be the mid to late 90s  
    • Was looking back and actually forgotten quite a few that were released this year. It’s hard to think of a single album that I keep going back to time and time again.
×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

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