Download: Gustavo Cerati -Infinito

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I always liked the music that Soda Stereo made, and also some tunes from the Cerati career as a solo artist, but this album showed me the great tracks that he produced at this time, he actually had some great lyrics with which i felt very identified, like in Karaoke. The passing away from Cerati was very sad for all the Soda Stereo fans because Cerati was always there, bringing us new music, exploring new styles or just singing the old Soda Stereo’s songs. These compilation show you that his music will be remembered until infinity.

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The tracks that i liked most were Karaoke, Lago en el Cielo, Bocanada, Crimen and Rapto

Here’s the link for your pleasure: http://ulozto.net/x83hZLkU/gustavo-cerati-infinito-rar 

Download: Arctic Monkeys – Whatever Pleople Say I am, That’s What I’m Not

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Released back in 2008, this is a basic album for anyone who loves indie rock music. The Arctic Monkeys found their best sounds here, even when this was their first album! almost all the tracks are a masterpiece. Starting from A Certain Romance, a perfect tune for a sporty sunday morning, or a great beginning of your weekend, this tune will certainly make you feel good. From the Ritz to the Rubble gives me chills, it’s such a great tune! I bet you look good on the dancefloor is a track that will be remembered in the next generations, Mardy Bum is the perfect relaxing and sarcastic song that could be used to upset your girlfriend, Perhaps Vampires is A Bit Strong But…, Red Lights Indicates Doors are Secured, Riot Van, Still take you home and finally When The Sun Goes Down, what can i say? i love almost all the tunes in this album, maybe i listened too much, or maybe and more probably they are great.

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I leave you here the download link: http://www.ulozto.net/x5FEnUP/arctic-monkeys-whatever-people-say-i-am-that-s-what-i-m-not-rar

Oasis – Standing on the Shoulder of Giants

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The fourth studio album from Oasis is called “Standing in the shoulder of Giants”, and is a phrase that is used when somebody begins to build something or do something using past theories of knowledge from great people that lived in another time. It’s a clear reference to The Beatles as i said in past posts. At that time Oasis had lost two founding members (Paul “Bonehead” Arthurs and Paul “Guigsy” McGuigan) and this lost changed their classic sound into a more elaborated one.“The album is an effective modern psychedelic record complete with drum loopssampleselectric sitarmellotronsynthesizers and backward guitars, resulting in an album more experimental with electronica and heavy psychedelic rock influences. Songs such as “Go Let It Out“, the Indian-influenced “Who Feels Love?“, and the progressive “Gas Panic!” were a departure from the band’s earlier style.”

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I Loved the entire album, but the tracks that i loved most: Go Let It Out, Sunday Morning Call and Roll It Over. It was a darker album possibly reflecting the times, or perhaps reflecting the loss of two original members. Noel has said, “Even though it wasn’t our finest hour, it’s a good album born through tough times. I worked harder on that album than anything before and anything since.

I leave the link of the album here, for your pleasure. https://www.dropbox.com/s/w0gk5fmkll0zl5q/2000a-standing-on-the-shoulder-of-giants.rar

Oasis – Be Here Now (1997)

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Be Here Now is the best album in the Discography of Oasis, at least for me. It is very similar to the Sargent Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club band from The Beatles, the album is filled with references to the Fab 4. Actually, the album is named “Be Here Now” because that was what John Lennon said when asked to put a phrase to the 60’s era.

I have to say that since the first song to the end all the album is chained in a very good way. If you listen the Definitely Maybe and then Be Here Now you can feel the maturity in their sound.  D’you Know What I Mean, Stand by me, The Girl in The Dirty Shirt, All Around The World are songs that are classic now, anthems.

About the references from Oasis to The Beatles in the album i found: the title It’s Gettin’ Better (Man!!!)  is a clear reference to the lyrics “It’s getting better all the time….i have to say it’s getting better…” from the song Getting Better. Other one was All Around The World (Reprise) similar to the Sgt. Peppers’ Lonely Hearts Club Band (Reprise) that also is the last song in the album.

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You  can see from the image that the same number of the car in the Abbey Road Cover Album is the same as the number of the car drowning in the pool. I have to say that Oasis is trying to make clear that they came to replace the beatles. Actually, in an interview Noel  Gallagher said: “If you start a band and you don’t wanna be like The Beatles, then there’s no reason to start a band”. Also,  Liam Gallagher believe that he is the reencarnation of John Lennon.

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Oh! and the last reference to The Beatles is that in the CD Impression there is a label that says:”Helter Skelter”, another clear reference. I leave the link here for your pleasure: https://www.dropbox.com/s/3ntrhrm28wjt6qo/_1998__Be_Here_Now.rar

Oasis – Definitely Maybe

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Oasis my dear reader, is the most important british group since The Beatles, and Definitely Maybe is the first album from this band. Released on 1994, twenty years ago! They want to re-release a remastered version of this album.
Here, they are polishing their sound, but they reach great points and show the plasticity of the band.

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Rock and Roll Star show the characteristic guitar riff and the scream that the Gallaguer do when he sing. Live Forever is so 90’s that i get transported to that time everytime i listen to this great song. Supersonic is another great classic tune! I love Slide Away, i really love this tune! The lyrics are amazing, you can sing it to your loved one, is just perfect! And the guitar riff at the middle kills me. And the closing of the album with Married with Children is an incredible one. Definitely Maybe is a Definitely One to Have!

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I leave the link here, for your pleasure.
Oasis – Definitely Maybe

Radiohead – In Rainbows

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One of my favorite albums from Radiohead, i remember very well the release of this album because they sold it via internet and the price for it was not defined, you could pay for it what you wanted. This was the first album that the band released after the break of their contract with EMI Music, they released it independently with much trouble in the process.

Released on 2007, this album was recorded in two years. It has some jewels as “BodySnatchers” – a perfect song for the rush in a working morning-, “Nude” – a perfect sad song-, but the most incredible track that i ever heard: “Weird Fishes/Arpeggi” – i mean, the ethereal guitar riff, the voice of Thom Yorke, the in crescendo of the chords that put up you in the sky and that lets you levitate for a second, sumerged in the deep of your thoughs, and suddenly breaks your peace with the weird sound of the synth and the voice of Yorke that tells you “Scape, Scape” and make you fall to the earth again, magnific for me-.

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Reckoner” is another great song for me, the use of the piano and the voice of Yorke is really great here, the way that the band builds up the tension and use something like violins or chelos really demonstrates the quality of their sound, a very mature sound. “Jigsaw Falling into Place” reminds me of “The wolf at the door”, they show their most indie side in this tune. This album is one of the best works that they have, you should listen to it, i mean it.

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For your pleasure, as usual, i leave the direct download link for the album here. Radiohead – In Rainbows (direct download): Radiohead – In Rainbows

Radiohead – Pablo Honey

The first album of Radiohead, released in 1993 (almost twenty years ago! What?) Had his name from the popular prank that says: Pablo Honey? Please come to Florida, to the person that falls in this prank. The album shows the style that Radiohead had when they were just a group of school boys trying to do some music, they tried and played Alternative Music, and that is weird for me because I love the style that they develope in their latest albums.

At first, the group named himself as On a Friday, and they played with a little local success in Oxford but after the release of Creep they decided to sign with their label for a six album contract and name the band as Radiohead, following the title from a song by Talking Heads named True Stories. The truth is that they sound so much like U2 at that time, and if they didn’t have Creep on this album, they could be just another Alternative Rock group. But for our lucky, that was not the way that it was.

  1. You: the guitar riffs that begin the album make you know the style that this band will perform and develope later. Yorke’s voice sounds rare, very different to the voice that we will listen in his songs later. The song is good, but just that because they were finding their music style.
  2. Creep: A well know song, is the best song of Radiohead and they had constructed their base fans since this song. Written in 1980 while Thom Yorke was studying in the University, inspired by a girl that he followed around who showed unexpectedly during a show by the band. It is curious that BBC Radio 1 blacklisted the song for being too depressing, because is not so depressing, you only have to enter the state of mind that Yorke had when he wrote this song and understand what he was trying to say. Radiohead hated this song because the public in their concerts just wanted to listen to song and wasn’t playing attention to the others songs, for that the band dropped the song from their set list until 2001. 
  3. Anyone can play guitar: Another good song in this album, the beginning has the evidence of what Radiohead would become in the following years: an ethereal sound at the beginning with distorted guitar riffs. The tempo of the song goes from down tempo to an upbeat and faster sound at the chorus with the lyrics “Anyone can play guitar” –a good progression-. Thom Yorke makes a great exposure of his vocal abilities in the phrase “I wanna be Jim Morrison”. Good song.
  4. Blow out: This song shows the spirit of the music that this band has. All the sound in it, all the ethereal guitar riffs that later are followed with distorted guitar riffs as I said before, just creates a unique and incredible state of mind in the listener. At the middle of the song is a down tempo time that creates the atmosphere for the rage entrance of the band later, revealing the progressive style of the band and making this song one of the best besides Creep I said. Great song! They will follow this road in later albums.

At the end of the album Radiohead found their style, and even when they sound in many of their songs in this album like a college group of friends that tried to sound like U2, one can listen that they were discovering their sound and that they will be a great band when they develop that. Creep and Blow out were the best demonstration of that. For promo only, here is the link: http://www.4shared.com/rar/T7dZydK0/1993_-_Pablo_Honey.htm