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  • Melhores (ou não) discos de 2009

    28 déc. 2009, 14h44m par Marcelobah

    Originalmente publicado em http://stayschizo.wordpress.com/2009/12/28/melhores-ou-nao-discos-de-2009/

    2009 foi um ano de grandes lançamentos musicais – em quantidade e qualidade. Eu como sou curioso acabo por ouvir desde os lançamentos esperados a tudo que vejo pela frente e imagino ter uma chance de ser interessante, o que não raramente me traz boas surpresas. Mas esse ano acabou sendo mais do que o normal, pois é de longe o ano que mais tenho produções sonográficas para desfrutar.

    O certo seria eu fazer um review decente e exclusivo para cada álbum, mas como tenho preguiça, acabo deixando pro final do ano. Mas ano que vem tentarei mudar! (já disse isso algumas vezes) Então, como tá tudo aí, não farei resenhas muito completas.

    Resolvi então escrever sobre tais lançamentos. Como tem muita coisa e não tenho forças pra falar de tudo, resolvi fazer primeiramente um Top 18 dos melhores do ano, e adiante mais alguns comentários diversos. …
  • My Vinyl Collection

    29 oct. 2009, 2h59m par tinyelefants

  • Backspacer - Pearl Jam

    23 sept. 2009, 19h44m par iclark76

    Being a Pearl Jam for nearly 20 years, I have greeted the announcement of every album with a mixture of excitement and impatience. Fortunately I am yet to be disappointed. Every album has, for me, offered something different. Maybe not radically different, but different all the same. Thankfully, Backspacer marks another departure.

    My enthusiasm for their new album was heightened as a result of their performance at the O2 - a performance that was probably one of their best in a long time (certainly better than the Wembley Arena gig in 2007). The performance was infused with a passion and energy that would shame bands half their age (hard to believe they are in their 40s now). So, on the back of this performance, how does Backspacer stack up with its predecessors?

    The thing that strikes you most when you first put the album on is how quickly it is all over. Some of their recent offerings (I'm thinking Binaural and Riot Act here) have seemed rather overlong and in need of editing. …
  • Pearl Jam at the O2

    7 sept. 2009, 16h15m par iclark76

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    A fantastic gig, far superior to the Wembley Arena gig in 2007 (even though I had been waiting 15 yrs for that one!). Probably one of the best gigs I have ever been to in terms of atmosphere, energy (especially when Animal kicked in) and good old fashioned fun (Eddie definitely seems to be loosening up lately). Pearl Jam were on top form, amazingly transforming a relatively large venue into something more intimate. The energy was amazing considering the length of the set (they played for 21/2 hours).....almost like it was '92 all over again. All my favourites were played, including Even Flow, Do the Evolution and Porch...plus they gave Rats a rare outing (in tribute to Michael Jackson). Perhaps the most amazing moment (as it was at Wembley) was when they played Alive. The sound of 20,000 people singing that at the tops of their voices sent shivers down the spine.

    Sadly, they won't be back over again for a while, but at least there's Backspacer to look forward to. …