Friday, June 28, 2019

Thank You Scientist - Terraformer (2018-2019)

Been listening to a lot of this new 80-minute double album from Thank You Scientist the last few days and I can say they may have finally won me over.

I can probably call myself a Thank You Scientist fan after now.

 Although it's a pretty long listen, but there's great sections in many of the tracks.

FXMLDR is catchy as hell at points, and their singer sounds almost as much like Chris Ruff from Kaddisfly as he does Claudio Sanchez.

more to add later.


1 Wrinkle 2:32
2 FXMLDR 7:56
3 Swarm 6:25
4 Son of a Serpent 8:06
5 Birdwatching 3:41
6 Everyday Ghosts 10:03
7 Chromology 9:49
8 Geronimo 6:15
9 Life of Vermin 8:11
10 Shatner’s Lament 1:13
11 Anchor 9:56
12 New Moon 2:01
13 Terraformer 8:07

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Pure Reason Revolution Reunion Gig SETLIST

they did the reunion gig last Saturday at Midsummer-Prog-Festival and checkout the Set List.
shit I never saw them live despite being a fan for 14 years, but The Dark Third…damn

Goshen's Remains
Apprentice of the Universe
The Bright Ambassadors of Morning
Nimos & Tambos
Voices in Winter / In the Realms of the Divine
Bullitts Dominæ
Arrival / The Intention Craft
He Tried to Show Them Magic! / Ambassadors Return
The Twyncyn / Trembling Willows
Deus Ex Machina
Fight Fire

SIMILAR BITS: Dirt Poor Robins "All There Is" + Bend Sinister's "Walk the Other Way"

The Ending Chorus of ALL THERE IS and the chorus of Bend Sinister's "Walk the Other Way"?

It hit me today listening to "All There Is" for the 8th time, the chorus that begins
"After All This is Who We Are..."
while slower tempo and maybe in a slightly different key, but sounds a lot like the chorus in this Bend Sinister tune.

I love both tunes, especially this new track that opens Dead Horse, Alaska (RED), but I can't help but notice or be reminded of the Bend Sinister track.

If I knew how and had time, a remix of both of them would be cool to hear.

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Dirt Poor Robins - Dead Horse, Alaska (Red) [EP] (2018-2019)

6/25/19 10:13PM

Up for sale and streaming. Fucking awesome tunes with incredible sections.

The chorus at the end of All There Is and Skywriter are so lush and grand 👍👍👍

The Brian May/Queen-like section in Scarecrows 👍

Holiday is also rather epic.

1. All There Is 06:04
2. Scarecrows 04:50
3. Skywriter 04:47
4. Holiday 05:33


June 26th, the 1st part of the Dead Horse story/concept comes out!. 

Next Wednesday, in 100+ Countries and on nearly every platform, our new EP “Dead Horse, Alaska (Red) will be available.

Current mood: 🔥🦑🧐🙈🤪🤩😳

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Monday, June 24, 2019

5-star Movies (Abridged/PART 1)

This is a list of all the perfect 5-star movies I found in my rateyourmusic account.

I'm almost certain there's a few dozen if not more that I am missing per I never found myself going to those movie's pages and rating them.

But just for the Sake-of and the minimal work I did copying these onto this entry, I'll throw this up for now.

But I mean to in the near future include an updated/more accurate/more than 24 5-star movies.

Also for the record, these are what I consider my 2 favorite movies of all-time:

The Wizard of Oz
Ghost World

The Wizard of Oz (1939)

Black-and-white film screenshot with the title of the film in fancy font. Below it is the text "A Warner Bros. – First National Picture". In the background is a crowded nightclub filled with many people.
Casablanca (1942)

The French Connection (1971)

A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving (1973)

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The Shining (1980)

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Caddyshack (1980)

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Trading Places (1983)

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Moving Violations (1985)

Fletch (1985)

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Better Off Dead… (1985)

The poster shows a young man smiling with his hands behind his head with the tagline, "Leisure Rules" being on the top of the poster. The film's title, the rating and production credits appear at the bottom of the poster.
Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986)

The Untouchables (1987)

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Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989)

A black poster. Above in bold white letters are the lines: "A murdered wife." "A one-armed man." "An obsessed detective." "The chase begins." In the middle is a picture of an older male with brown hair wearing a white t-shirt, black zippered jacket, black coat, and white pants; running parallel to a train on a subway platform. Below in large white font is the line: "Harrison Ford". Below that in smaller white font reads the line: "is" with a larger white font next to it reading: "The Fugitive". The film credits appear underneath it in a small grey font, along with a line that reads: "August 6" in a larger white font.
The Fugitive (1993)

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1998)

Film poster. On the side of the building is a large screen, showing a man laying his head on a pillow, eyes closed and smiling. Digital text above and below the screen state "LIVE" and "DAY 10,909", with the film's title right below it. Text at the top of the image includes the sole starring credit and text at the bottom includes the film's tagline and credits.
The Truman Show (1998)

An office worker completely covered in Post-it notes
Office Space (1999)

Waydowntown (2000)

Ghost World (2001)

A man and a woman lying on a sheet of ice, there is a large crack in the ice beside them.
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)

Never Been Thawed (2005)

La science des rêves [The Science of Sleep] (2006)

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Synecdoche, New York (2008)

The Wild Thing Carol towering over a small boy named Max, in a wolf suit.
Where the Wild Things Are (2009)

Saturday, June 22, 2019

5-Star Albums

So, here's a close-to but still not 100% definitive list of perfect 5-star albums, mostly all-of found on my 5-star ratings on (clicking on the 2nd-4th pages shows the other 3-pages-worth of albums).

I wanted to publish this for a few reasons. Maybe the 1st being it seems people ask for favorite all-time albums or albums list, or I refer to them, and have type-out or LINK my rym page.

Well here's a not too extensively long list.

The list is in chronological order, so not ranked.

And that is one of the other reasons;

63 albums

3 live albums (Yessongs, Live at the Roxy, Live at the Troubadour)
2 compilations that I kind of consider 1 (Nuts and Bolts)
2 releases, released the same day I sort of consider 1 (Bath and Leaving Your Body Map)

subtracting the 3 live albums and counting each of those others as 1 instead of 2, there are
62 5-star releases.

And I see the top 3 as kind of a definitive top 3:
The Shaming of the True
Blood Moon

But among the other 59, I have a hard time ranking them. So for me to figure out a Top 10 albums, it's usually those 3 and any 7 out of those 59 others.

But this entry hopefully will serve a 1-stop-shop LINK to refer others to. I may try and put it up on rym as well.

I would love-to, and maybe of course with time, try and do 4.5-star list and even some day an epic 4-star. With the artwork? eh, only if it were in multiple entries.

These also would potentially be good YouTube videos (physical item/props hopefully and with my music collection finally coming out of storage in a matter of days, the hope to do that soon may not be too far away = maybe August/September/October?)

Also 5-star Movies? that may be something to look at soon..

The Beatles, holding marching band instruments and wearing colourful uniforms, stand near a grave covered with flowers that spell "Beatles". Standing behind the band are several dozen famous people.
The Beatles - Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (1967)

The cover of Abbey Road has no printed words. It is a photo of the Beatles, in side view, crossing the street in single file.
The Beatles - Abbey Road (1969)

Thick As A Brick / 1972 - Vinyl.
Jethro Tull - Thick as a Brick (1972)

Genesis - Foxtrot (1972)

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Yes - Yessongs (1973)

Jethro Tull - A Passion Play (1973)

Genesis - Selling England by the Pound (1973)

Jerry Goodman and Jan Hammer - Like Children (1974)

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Yes - Relayer (1974)

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Queen - A Night at the Opera (1975)

Jack Lancaster and Robin Lumley - Marscape (1976)

Return to Forever - Romantic Warrior (1976)

An image of the Battersea Power Station in England, where a giant pig can be seen flying between its left chimneys.
Pink Floyd - Animals (1977)

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Rush - A Farewell to Kings (1977)

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Rush - Hemispheres (1978)

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Yes - Drama (1980)

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Marillion - Misplaced Childhood (1985)

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Marillion - Clutching at Straws (1987)

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King's X - Gretchen Goes to Nebraska (1989)

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Toy Matinee - Toy Matinee (1990)

Toy Matinee - Live at the Roxy (1991)

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Dream Theater - Images and Words (1992)

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Jellyfish - Spilt Milk (1993)

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Galactic Cowboys - Space in Your Face (1993)

Marillion - Brave (1994)

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Dream Theater - Awake (1994)

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Kevin Gilbert - Thud (1995)

Marillion - Afraid of Sunlight (1995)

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Angra - Holy Land (1996)

Soundscape - Discovery (1997)

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Fates Warning - A Pleasant Shade of Gray (1997)

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Kevin Gilbert - The Shaming of the True (2000)

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Call Florence Pow - These Are the Plans (2000)

Pain of Salvation - The Perfect Element I (2000)

Ours - Distorted Lullabies (2001)

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maudlin of the Well - Bath (2001)

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maudlin of the Well - Leaving Your Body Map (2001)

Transatlantic - Bridge Across Forever (2001)

Call Florence Pow - The Strange Situation (2002)

Pain of Salvation - Remedy Lane (2002)

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Dream Theater - Six Degrees of Inner Turbulence (2002)

dredg - El Cielo (2002)

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John Arch - A Twist of Fate (2003)

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Menomena - I Am the Fun Blame Monster (2003)

Marillion - Marbles (2004)

The Receiving End of Sirens - Between the Heart and the Synapse (2005)

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Coheed and Cambria - Good Apollo I'm Burning Star IV: Volume One: From Fear Through the Eyes of Madness (2005)

Kaddisfly - Set Sail the Prairie (2007)

The Dear Hunter - Act II: The Meaning of, and All Things Regarding Ms. Leading (2007)

Between the Buried and Me - Colors (2007)

Apes and Androids - Blood Moon (2008)

Ours - Mercy (Dancing for the Death of an Imaginary Enemy) (2008)

Bend Sinister - Stories of Brothers, Tales of Lovers (2008)

The Stiletto Formal - ¡Fiesta, Fiesta, Fiesta, Fiesta! (2008)

Soundscape - Grave New World (2009)

Kevin Gilbert - Bolts (2009)

Kevin Gilbert - Nuts (2009)

Kevin Gilbert - Welcome To Joytown - Thud: Live At Troubadour (2009)

The River Empires - The River Empires (Epilogue) (2010)

Hotel of the Laughing Tree - Terror and Everything After (2011)

Cover for the "complete edition", featuring the full project.
The Dear Hunter - The Color Spectrum: The Complete Collection (2011)

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Pepe Deluxé - Queen of the Wave (2012)

Small Leaks Sink Ships - Face Yourself, and Remove Your Sandals (2015)