If you do or do not know, CD’s will no longer be produced by the end of 2012.
I don’t really want to digress into that topic, although it is the title for this post, because I have a plentiful amount of opinions in regards to it. But I will for just a moment…
CD’s have projected the music industry into the multi-billion dollar empire it is today. Even though the internet has taken music and propelled it into something larger and more empirical than it ever has been, you cannot say that CD’s did not bring music to the point it’s at currently.
Ultimately the death of the Compact Disc will be a tragic loss to all music lovers, unless you do not appreciate anything else but the internet and downloading.
In other music news, Lulu was released this past week. If you had not heard about this joke of an album, let me be the first to tell you. Metallica and Lou Reed have decided to collaborate and create a…rock album of sorts? Yes. I’m tempted to get it and review it, but then again I’m not in the mood to poison my ears if it is unnecessary and avoidable.
In other news, my all-time favorite band Guns N Roses was nominated this past week for the Rock N Roll Hall of Fame. What an honor. The debate now is who would show up to receive the award… Slash I choose you!
But in terms of myself and non-stop musical adventures, lately I’ve been indulging in the White Stripes more than usual. Icky Thump will always be an important album to me; it allowed me to give more Modern Rock a chance— back in 2008. I think you can see how that worked out…
Nonetheless, my favorite song from the album will always be 300 MPH Torrential Outpour Blues. If you’ve never heard the song, then you will be graced with a multitude of different sounds that set a tone for individuality, which Jack White never fails to embody. The song goes from loud to quiet, obnoxious to soulful, but never once does it lose a sense of melody. I highly recommend the song and album if you’ve never heard it- the album itself is definitely a memorable mixture of some Jack and Meg White masterpieces.
I’ve also been harping on Pearl Jam lately. I just got Vs. (1994) and I liked it a lot more than I did Ten (1991). Vs. has a way more Post-Grunge feel to it than Ten does, which is completely understandable. Not to say I don’t like Grunge as much as I do Post-Grunge, (I’d choose the nitty-gritty, loud, original Seattle sound any day over it’s ‘Post’ sound counterpart) it’s just that Ten is a little more rough than Vs., therefore I’d prefer to listen to Vs. due to its including of acoustic sounds. I don’t want to say I have a favorite song from the album yet because I’m still feeling it out, but the ever-so-popular Yellow Ledbetter has been on repeat lately… if that means anything.
Overall I recommend both of these albums, and if any of my followers take a look at Lulu, please shoot me a message and let me know how it is. I’m dying to know!