Archive for the ‘influences’ Category

GAME CHANGING ALBUMS AND SONGS

Saturday, April 30th, 2011

Among the many albums/songs that have been the most influential to me, these are my top choices at least at this moment:

Albums:

Passion by Peter Gabriel
The Pleasure Principle by Gary Numan
Garlands by Cocteau Twins
The Downward Spiral by Nine Inch Nails
Power Windows by Rush
So by Peter Gabriel
Empires and Dance by Simple Minds
Sparkle in the rain by Simple Minds
Music for Airports by Brian Eno
Pretty Hate Machine by Nine Inch Nails

 

Songs:

Cars by Gary Numan
Closer by Nine Inch Nails
Subdivisions by Rush
Wax and Wane by Cocteau Twins
Spangle Maker by Cocteau Twins
Waterfront by Simple Minds
Capitol City by Simple Minds
M.E. by Gary Numan
From The Flagstones by Cocteau Twins
Red Rain by Peter Gabriel
Dayvan Cowboy by Boards of Canada
Vienna by Ultravox
The Joy Circuit by Gary Numan
Lorelei by Cocteau Twins
Chinese Black by The Neon Judgement
Headhunter by Front 242

I could list songs forever but this is what I’m feeling today.

Timeless Bliss

Saturday, April 23rd, 2011

Lately I’ve been been listening, or rather engulfed in the music of the Cocteau Twins. Considering that they were around for over 20 years and I’m just now discovering them still perplexes me. Growing up I was always looking for bands and musicians who brought something different to the table and who were for the most part underground and below the mainstream radar so to speak. Of course I had my favorites who were mainstream, but I enjoyed hunting down bands that had their own direction regardless of what was topping the charts or seemingly “cool”.

How did the Cocteau Twins escape my discover all these years? I don’t know but I’m grateful I found them anyway. Their music is truly timeless and it is no surprise that they were, and still continue to be influential to this day.