Tuesday, September 20, 2011


Today's selection is personally one of my favorite albums of all time for numerous reasons.

Album: S&M (an abbreviation of Symphony and Metallica)
Artist: Metallica (with the San Francisco Symphony)

If that brief description hasn't already given you chills, you might be on the wrong blog. Basically, Metallica got together with the San Francisco Symphony in 1999 at the Berkeley Community Theater to put on this epic live performance. Sound awesome? You have no idea.

This two disk, 21-song set combines classical and rock music, spawning this genius hybrid. With 19 covers of previously released tracks (i.e, Enter Sandman, One, Master of Puppets... etc.) and two brand new songs, I simply cannot say enough about this album. No list of standout tracks for this one, because they all stand out.

Basically, you definitely won't regret giving this one a listen, even if you aren't a huge Metallica fan. As long as you love the genre, this is a must-hear.

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Image of the Invisible

Today we'll be revisiting a band previously mentioned on here, but this time, it's a music video in the spotlight instead of an entire album (or two, as the case may be).

Song: Image of the Invisible
Artist: Thrice


The way I like to refer to this video is as a mini-movie. Meaning, there's more of a story/plot to it than a generic performance video. I also like to refer to it as "perfect", because all the parts of the song fit in flawlessly with the scenes being played out. Once you watch it, you'll see/hear what I mean.

The song itself is definitely one from the alternative genre, but some punk/rock influences subtlety shine through. Most of it is in a "call-and-answer" kind of antiphony, making it one to get stuck in your head for days to come.

On a side note, it's actually about invisible children (although it can mean a variety of things depending on your background and standpoint). No, not superheroes.
Here's a site for you to read more if you'd like;
But the video doesn't really have a whole lot to do with that it seems, unless I'm missing something.