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Saturday, October 30, 2010

Songs For Dustmites: Steve Burns, 2003

This is a masterpiece. But you've never heard of it.
Of course, even if you don't know the name, you know the guy.
That's right. "It's mailtime!". Steve Burns was "Steve" from "Blues Clues", the original host of the most popular kid's show of all time. Steve was and is adored by toddlers, teenagers, college kids, and moms. And people like me. Steve was my idol when I was 5, and like everyone else, I was crushed when he "went to college" and his "brother" "Joe" replaced him. But he's still my idol. He's progressed into the coolest man alive. This album can please everyone. It has a pleasing mixture of his highly original alternative rock and songs where it's just him and a guitar. That balance makes this debut an extremely cohesive listen. On the alternative rock stuff (For example "Mighty Little Man", "What I Do On Saturday","Maintain", and "Henry Krinkle's Lament"), he shows that having The Flaming Lips members helps (Lips keyboardist/ guitarist/ former drummer Steven Drozd and bass player Michael Ivins played drums and bass (respectively) and Ivins engineered it, while Lips producer David Friddman produced it) and are able to become some of the most memorable songs of the 2000's, and the acoustic tracks (For example ">1", "A Reason") are great as well. He also manages to throw in a Brian Eno-esque instrumental ("Music For Montgomery County, PA"), an amazing cover ("A Song For Dustmites"), and an ethereal spacey alternative track ("Troposphere")
This gets five stars of five.
That's a link to Amazon to buy that album. Buy it.
Don't care about the cost (It IS only 13 dollars, but some people are budget sensitive), this is too good to pass up.

1 comment:

  1. Hi, it's Tucker, can you possibly review every single album on my "Top 20" list? I am not doing this just because I want reviews, but I want to introduce you to several new genres as well, such as: Post-Harrdcore, Metalcore, Progressive, Melodic Harrdcore, and Mathcore.

    So here's the list, in no particular order:

    1. Atreyu- The Curse
    2. Alexisonfire- Alexisonfire
    3. Converge- Axe To Fall
    4. System Of A Down- Toxicity
    5. Amon Amarth- Twilight Of The Thunder God
    6. Green Day- Dookie
    7. All That Remains- The Fall Of Ideals
    8. Bring Me The Horizon- Count Your Blessings
    9. As Bloood Runs Black- Allegiance
    10. The Clash- London Calling
    11. From Autumn To Ashes- The Fiction We Live
    12. Killswitch Engage- The End Of Heartache
    13. Silverstein- Discovering The Waterfront
    14. La Dispute- Somewhere At The Bottom Of The River Between Vega And Altair
    15. Maximum The Hormone- Buiikikaesu
    16. Protest The Hero- Fortress
    17. Rise Against- Revolutions Per Minute
    18. Whitechapel- This Is Exile
    19. The Who- Live At Leeds
    20. The Development- Set My Name On Fire EP

    The last one is my old band's demo, and loving it doesn't make me conceited. I can email you the files, as you won't find them online.

    Now, as for downloading these albums, there is a simple, free way to get any album you want. (I don't know if you're against illegal downloading, or what, but if you are then you won't be able to listen to these.)

    Just go to google and type in this (including the quotation marks): "bandname albumname" zip

    So for example, for the first album on the list, you would type in:

    "atreyu the curse" zip

    If you see a link that looks something like this: (That's not a real link by the way)

    Then you're at the right place.

    Thanks for everything!