As I was searching through the glorious thing that is the Internet, I stumbled upon this band: Angles and Airwaves. I have no idea how I didn’t know of them sooner, being as I am a fan of Blink-182. But, really, how can you not be a fan of a band with Mark Hoppus, Tom DeLonge, and Travis Barker? I’m pretty sure if you look up “perfection” in the dictionary, these guys would be the definition.
Anyway, Angles and Airwaves. As I was listening to Secret Crowds on YouTube, I couldn’t help but notice how unbelievably attractive, and familiar, the lead singer’s voice was. Of course, it was Tom! I immediately went to iTunes and purchased I-Empire, mostly because that album had Secret Crowds and I was completely and obsessively in love with the song.
BEST. THING. EVER. From ‘Call to Arms’ to ‘Heaven’, I was in love. This album is just amazing. The sound is, in a way, like a grown-up and more matured Blink-182. The lyrics are much deeper than what I would have expected. Just listen and you’ll know what I mean.
I have chosen the album Who’s Next by The Who, an English classic rock band who are known for selling over one million records since their start in the 1960’s. The record itself is a prime example of the style used by The Who, plenty of crash symbol and catchy lyrics. All in all, it’s great music with songs like ‘Bargain’, ‘Love Ain’t For Keeping’, ‘Won’t Get Fooled Again’ and ‘Behind Blue Eyes’.
The views and inter-workings of the songs themselves revolve around the “I gave you my love but I don’t think you love me anymore” type of mentality, but it remains to be very easy listening music, nonetheless.
I was very tentative to delve into the pool of English Classic Rock, since it is such a broad and obviously diverse category. However, I was extremely pleased with this album. The songs are catchy, and I’m a sucker for classic rock. Go out and give it a listen, if nothing but for the experience.
Born This Way review
Lady Freaking Gaga. Doesn’t matter if you love her, or if you hate her, you know the name and what she’s all about. Her latest album, “Born This Way”, topped charts before it even came out, her Little Monsters pre-ordering and standing in lines for hours just to get their own copies of the latest bout of insanity from the woman who is changing the world with her music.
Before the album came out, Gaga released four singles to get us all hooked before the flood of downloading hit the internet. The singles were, “Born This Way”, “Hair”, “Judas”, and “The Edge of Glory”. These songs sparked the already colossal following Gaga has for herself into a frenzy. These songs pulled forth the weirdness, impact, individuality and her opinions on all subjects most people stray away from, but she brings out and supports loud-and-proud.
The album over-all lyrically speaks of all things near-and-dear to our Mother Monster: sex, religion, muscle cars, her hair. She sings in French, German, Spanish and whatever language wants to claim ‘punk-tious.’. Her music is seductive, poppy, fun, edgy, rocking, surprising, and an event unto itself all in one. These styling’s and angles on music have only been done once before and met with such a following, and that was by another woman who took the world by a similar storm, and whom Gaga has been compared to numerous times: Madona.
People have said that Gaga is simply the biggest-known and most successful Madona wannabe, but Gaga has never been secretive about her strangeness. Madona is an inspiration for Gaga’s look and music, but she has always said that she is not stealing from the original Queen of the Freaks.
BACK TO THE ALBUM REVIEW. (LOL, sorry bout that)
Anyway, the album is not the best album ever written, nor is it the most profound. The chorus’s are not profound or even extremely catchy. But the main idea behind the Born This Way album was the story behind the album that Mother Monster created and expressed in the best way some of us know how: Music.
The story is that the Mother Monster(Gaga) gives birth to two different races of beings. The first is the race known as her Little Monsters, a race only able to feel love, joy and happiness. The second race is not given a name(that I know of, if you know, feel free to correct me), and they are the exact opposite of the Little Monsters; only able to feel hate, rage and sorrow. This contrast rips Mother Monster apart, knowing that she gave birth to these two opposite and opposing races, but she loves both so much.
Overall, this album will always be remembered, not because of the Lyrical-Genius or for the Musical-Genius, but for the woman who wrote these things, the woman who stood for equal treatment and who stood for living with just love, and nothing else.
I like this album, I love Gaga, and I love what she stands for, and she’s right. We were born this way, baby.