It’s time for a little musical publication today to talk about Thrice, my favorite band. I think this information starts to be quite obvious 😉
(You can find the previous articles I made on Thrice albums at the end of the article)
Their new album “Palm” is set to be release the 14th of September (I already pre-ordered it 🙂 ). 10th album for Thrice, it’s amazing. Once again, I think they will surprised us!
The first single “The Grey”, release the 5 of June, was more or lease in the right continuity of the previous albums Beggars and Major/minor. We find the characteristics of the Thrice’s style with a grunge touch, no so brutal like their first album but catchy and quite powerful. It seems they have made an album more dynamic than the previous one that was, in my point of view, a bit too calm.
Your turn to listen 😉
The second single was released the 14th of August “Only Us”. Right from the first seconds I have to admit I was somewhat disconcerted. The song starts with synthesizer sounds a bit repetitive, inspired from the 80’s. We think immediately about the new wave style and mostly about the album The Alchemy Index Vol 2 Water. The voice of Dustin is still so impressive, powerful and soft in the same time. The singing comes rapidly, then it’s catches up by distant chorus and finally the guitars and the power of Thrice arrive after 45 seconds. It’s stays soft and calm until 2 minutes and then they release their all potential.
This track is a gem! I’m in love with this song and it’s particular sound.
Your turn to put an ear on that 😉
Even if Only Us is quite surprising during the first seconds, I really enjoyed the track. I think I have listened it almost each day since the release. I really fell on this song the influence of The Alchemy Index mixed with the rock/grunge style of Thrice from their last albums. A song very original, with new and old stuff inside, and after discovering The Grey, those two singles really exciting me about the new album!
Thrice managed to astonish us with each album, renewing their style but keeping their identity. The Grey and Only Us announcing an original album once again. Can’t wait for the 14th of September!
And you, what did you thought about those tracks?
See you soon,
Desmond Andrew Green
Summary of previous articles about Thrice (French version only)
Sad news today when I came back home from the work and learned that Chris Cornell died yesterday at the age of 52 years old 😦
Singer and rhythm guitarist of Soundgarden and Audioslave, he has been found dead in his hotel room in Detroit after performing.
It’s a really sad news, I even thought it was a bad joke. As a big Fan of Soundgarden, Audioslave and also his solo albums, it really hurts me to hear that. One of the last figure of Seattle’s grunge era left us. It’s a sad day.
R.I.P. Chris Cornell
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Album : Carry The Fire (2015)
Album : Richards/Crane (2015)
For this year 2016 I decided to try (yes I said try) to start again to write English translations of my articles 🙂 It will be tough, but I will try to come up with some English article each two weeks! It will be good for me to practice my English writing like this, and in this way I will maybe expand my English speaker followers 😉
So, let’s start with some music! Aaaah music! One of my biggest passion and inspiration
Usually, If I throw myself in the writing process of a new musical article about a band or an album I will never stop to write :p That’s why I decided to try to write small musical articles according the same pattern. Anyway, I would like to be quickest, in the same time providing interesting information and of course with a good criticism, those are my goals 🙂
Let’s start with the first eponym album of the band Richards/Crane!
It’s been awhile seen I shared with you a « Weekly music video », but I am going to fix this mistake! 😉
So here is a small video clip for this week with nothing less than the comeback of Sir Marilyn Manson himself!
Yes, indeed he is back and for our great pleasure! With albums « The Golden Age of Grotesque » and « Eat me, drink me » relatively underwhelming with only few songs getting out of the batch, he managed to put his head out of the water with « The high end of low ». « Born villain » in 2012 marked clearly his resurrection to finally three years later lead to « The Pale Emperor », an album beyond reproach, without mistake and reminding me the great era of the trilogy « Antichrist superstar », « Mechanical animals » and « Holy wood ».
This new LP is rock, melancholic, sick, sad, in summary a pearl 😉 We don’t know where to look with all those amazing tracks like « Killing Strangers », « Depp six », « Third day of a seven day binge », « Worship my wreck » (one of my favorite 🙂 ) or even « Slaves only dreams to be king ».
Enjoy the excellent song « Deep six »! (Weird video clip don’t you think? 😉 )
Desmond A. Green
Thank you to following my blog and stay tuned, new articles are coming!
Desmond Andrew Green
I must confess something, it is hard to say, but, I am not really young :p So I grew up with 80’s movies and I know them quite well 😀
That is why I am going to speak about the movie « Groundhog Day » with the famous Bill Murray (the second movie I have seen with him when I was young, just after Ghostbuster’s), a movie that really left me good memories because I really laugh a lot. Let’s see the trailer.
I decided to watch this movie again few weeks ago (with my girlfriend because she never seen it) and I realized it aged properly because we laugh a lot together and she enjoyed this movie.
It was realized by Harold Ramis (yes! Doctor Egon Spengler from Ghostbuster’s 1 and 2) in 1993, it doesn’t make us any younger 🙂 )
We are following along this movie the story of Phil Connors (Bill Murray, outstanding like usual), announcer in a small TV station, with a huge ego and acting like a rude stupid guy with every people he meet, because he think he is a big TV star, but he is not. Like every years, he has to go to the small city Punxsutawney to covering the annual event of the Groundhog Day. He went to this city with his cameraman Larry (Chris Elliott) and his producer Rita (Andie MacDowell). However, weary to do this reportage every year, he made a sloppy report, hopping that he will be able to get back to Pittsburgh quickly. Unfortunately, a snowstorm, which he announce on the screen earlier to be in another region, hit the small city of Punxsutawney, forcing them to stay on more day.
This is where it all begin. After this night, Phil wake up and seems to have a filling of « déjà vu » and realize quickly that he is back to the Groundhog Day. This day goes like the last time and Phil seems to be the only one to realize that.
Totally lost at the beginning, Phil start to realize that it is not a nightmare but a good opportunity to do what he want, among craziest things. At this point, the film begin to be a repetition of the same day with a lot of gags each one most craziest than the others.
During this movie, le character of Phil is going to learn to listen other people, caring more about them than himself. He start the movie acting as a selfish guy, really mean, but step by step, he became someone really close to other people, saving them, helping them, or simply listening them, seeing that we can find pleasure to help others and seeing them happy.
He is going to realize that learning is something that allow to see the world in a different way, that nothing is acquired, we can learn every single day during all our life. And after all that, he will learn to love and will find the true one, a love that you cannot gain with money, or glory neither power.
This movie is a total success and reflects a style of movie that almost disappear nowadays. There is no dirty jokes, swearword or naked woman in it. I see this film like a fable, simple, honest. Harold Ramis tells us a good story, funny and full of feelings. It is with movie like this that you realize that sexes, violence or special effects are not really necessary to make people dreaming. Sincerity, honesty and creativity it is all that matter.
Moreover, you have to realize that the concept is simple, live the same day again and again, the principle of the time loop has been re-used after this movie a lot of time in other production in the theater or on TV (Edge of tomorrow recently, but also TV show like supernatural, stargate, and the list could be longer). In some sort of way, this 20 years old movie was a precursor about this concept 🙂
In summary, this movie is relatively philosophical and seduce a lot of people when it was release, gaining almost six time the investment which is really a lot for a movie of this period, and it stay cult and a reference since more than twenty years in the all world (i am still a big fan).
I really recommend this movie and give him a grade of 17/20, it is really a good quality and does not getting old and could fit to every generation.
This movie is like a reflexion about life, and the meaning of it.
Desmond A. Green
PS. Do not hesitate to let comments, start discussions and say what you are thinking about this movie 😉