I lurv my xonar/grado combo.
BUY ON AMAZOOON!
Xonar U3 (kicks your laptop or non-soundcardy desktop’s audio IN THE ASS)
Seriously, I’ve been listening to so much more music again now with the xonar plugged in. Highly recommended.
MERRY 系MAS EVERYONE
As the year draws to a close, everyone be doin’ all dese lists n’ shit.
I, too, am about dat life.
Here are my top 10 favorite albums of 2013!
Followed by a bunch of other albums that I enjoyed throughout the year as honorable mentions. Hopefully I didn’t miss any … but if I did, there’s a good chance I never got around to hearing it anyways.
the god and death stars’ “dawn of the god”
Genre(s): Melancholic Alt Rock
Fav Trax: 半分人, brother mustang
Crisis Arm’s “Fetch”
Genre(s): Psychedelic Shoegaze
Fav Trax: Defect, Death Clone
Hotel Mexico’s “Her Decorated Post Love”
Genre(s): Chillwave, Psychedelic Pop
Fav Trax: boy, A Palm House in the Sky
Tommy february6’s “TOMMY CANDY SHOP ♥ SUGAR ♥ ME”
Genre(s): Dance Pop, Hi-NRG
Fav Trax: Summer Bubbles, Be My Valentine
honorable mentions …
Sun Devoured Earth’s “Ellilan”
Barrow’s “Though I’m Alone”
Childish Gambino’s “Because The Internet”
Alex Donley’s “Bewitched”
capsule’s “CAPS LOCK”
Tommy february6/heavenly6’s “FEBRUARY & HEAVENLY”
bloodthirsty butchers’ “youth （青春）”
Nevermind Me’s “Nevermind Me”
Brian the Sun’s “NON SUGAR”
the cabs’ “Regenerative Landscape”
Iceage’s “You’re Nothing”
SHILFEE AND TULIPCOROBOCKLES’ “the right are each other”
luna sea | a will (1994)
Okay, well, everyone at jrocknyc has been planning on reviewing one of our most sought-after release from a VK-associated Japanese band and after around 8 listens on 8 different days from 8 different weeks on 8 different sets of headphones(actually 3), I came to the conclusion that I really didn’t have much to say about A WILL. Most of it is just so boring and by-the-numbers for me that I can’t push myself to explore it in detail. It should be known that I seldom listen to anything from SHINE onward.
It’s because of this lack of enthusiasm that I will be ranking tracks and giving short blurbs on the tracks that matter to me instead of typing out a deep analysis full of justified opinions on every track … oh, and I added a little bonus at the end that might spark debate, I dunno.
the really enjoyable tracks that I’d go back to …
NOW THAT THAT’S OVER, IT’S TIME FOR …
Fav Track: FAKE
Runner-Up: IN FUTURE
Fav Track: ANUBIS
Fav Track: MOON
Runner-Up: IN MIND
New experimental project called ou†pa†ien†s from Sikth’s Mikee Goodman. Paired male and female vocals with Yuuri from Japan. Reminded me a bit of Skindred, who they happen to be opening for in some of their upcoming shows. Seems appropriate.