This RULES. Some of the best performances I've ever heard from the band and the sound quality is impeccable. they sound like they're playing right into your ears. Every Dead fan's gotta check this out.
Yes (unofficial) - Live at the Apollo.
It's a lot of fun to hear Rabin and Wakeman playing off each other. Performances are solid all around.
Paul McCartney - Egypt Station
There's some total dogshit on here that drags it down ("Fuh You" is just embarrassing), but mostly this is above average typical solo Paul. His best since Chaos and Creation I'd say. Though definitely not better than that one. The A+ marketing campaign helped send the album to #1. Good job Paul!
Neil Finn & Liam Finn - Lightsleeper
Very slow and draggy album. This is some sleepy music for sure.
Aphex Twin - Collapse EP
I never know how to feel about Aphex Twin's stuff.
Iglooghost - Clear Tamei EP, Steel Mogu EP
This guy sounds like he really wants to be Aphex Twin.
The Lemon Twigs - Go To School
A rock opera throwback album. Different singers do the different characters, Todd Rundgren is one of the voices. Lots of zany arrangements and stuff. It's totally derivative of the music from the era they're imitating, but they've made their own unique sound out of that.
ELO - Secret Messages
Actually havent played this quite yet but i'm about to. It's a version of the album that has all the songs rearranged and has a bunch of extra songs. Apparently it's better than the original version.
Animal Collective - Tangerine Reef
Panda Bear is gone, Deakin is back. (yet paradoxically the band just toured with only Panda Bear and Avey Tare participating). This is AnCo in ambient mode. So if your favourite stuff by them is projects like Campfire Songs, Transverse Temporal Gyrus, or Meeting Of The Waters then you might enjoy this. However if you prefer Animal Collective when they're writing actual songs stay far away. The whole thing is on youtube accompanied by trippy coral reef visuals. Watch the video when you're baked to get the maximum enjoyment out of this. If that's not your bag, then this is a skip.