domingo, 30 de diciembre de 2012

Top Songs of 2012...

Music is the language of soul. People love music but every one has his own taste for music. The list below contains top songs of 2012. So just browse through the list and discover the beautiful journey of eternal music.

01. Comfort Trap - House Of Heroes
02. Innocent - Anberlin
03. Every Breath Is a Chance - Lovelite
04. Find Me - Anchor & Braille
05. Finn Hatches A Plan - Falling Up
06. Suspect - House Of Heroes
07. Radio - Sixpence None The Richer
08. You - Future Of Forestry
09. Someone - Future Of Forestry
10. Brother Sister - Lovelite
11. Knew Then Know Now - Anchor & Braille
12. Safety Line - Sixpence None The Richer
13. Wild Blood - Lovedrug
14. Revival - Lovedrug
15. West Coast Rock Steady - P.O.D.
16. New Horizons - Flyleaf
17. Penny Black - Further Seems Forever
18. Fire Fire - Flyleaf
19. Dinosaur - Lovedrug
20. Laugh It Off - Eisley
21. One Last Song - Eisley
22. This Is Love - Kutless
23. Between the Raindrops - Lifehouse (feat. Natasha Bedingfield)
24. Heaven Come Down - Christafari (Feat.Dominic Balli)
25. Every Day of My Life - Christafari
26. Roots Revival - Christafari (Feat.Dillavou)
27. Bad Boy - P.O.D.
28. Murdered Love - P.O.D.
29. War Of Change - Thousand Foot Krutch
30. Ill Make You Famous - Write This Down
31. Stay Close - Fireflight
32. Need - Kutless
33. Psycho - 12 Stones
34. Know Us By Our Love - Moriah Peters
35. All The Ways He Loves Us - Moriah Peters
36. Pressing on the Bruise - Derek Webb


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Enjoy...Happy new year!

martes, 4 de diciembre de 2012

Chevelle - Hats Off To The Bull (2011)

Chevelle have never been flashy, showy or ostentatious. The power trio, as their sixth album Hats Off to the Bull once again demonstrates, simply enjoy getting together and cranking out Helmet-inspired metal laced with thick riffage (see "Same Old Trip") and prickly breakdowns (check out "Clones"). At the same time, several tracks, among them "Ruse," "Envy" and "Piñata," reflect Chevelle's understated knack for big hooks and catchy choruses. This shouldn't come as any surprise, really, considering the band hails from Chicago.

Track list:
1. Face to the Floor
2. Same Old Trip
3. Ruse
4. The Meddler
5. Piñata
6. Envy
7. Hats off to the Bull
8. Arise
9. Revenge
10. Prima Donna
11. Clones

Flyelaf - New Horizons (2012)

After two years since their last studio album, Flyleaf has resurfaced on the radar once again. Taking qualities from Flyleaf and Memento Mori, the Texas natives have been able to incorporate them into their latest opus, New Horizons. Along with paying homage to their two prior albums, they're still able to add freshness to their diverse rock sound.
New Horizons opens with two mellow (for Flyleaf) songs, "Fire Fire" and the title track, and both seem to possess that "rock radio" feel. Showing that they have not abandoned their aggressive-sounding roots, "Call You Out," "Freedom" and "Green Heart" take that edgy route Flyleaf's famous for. Meanwhile, "Cage on the Ground," "Great Love," "Bury Your Heart," "Saving Grace," "Stand" and "Broken Wings" all vary in the range of moderate pop/rock. Not to be fooled by the large amount of softer music on here, the lyrics are still as poignant as ever. Some standouts amongst that group are "Great Love" and "Broken Wings."
While New Horizons is an excellently executed album, it still, depending on perspective, has its kinks. One of Flyleaf's biggest highlights was Lacey's ability to deliver a hard rock song with such grace and uniqueness that others have only tried and failed to imitate over the years, and it was unfortunate that those kinds of songs are pretty scarce on New Horizons.
The latest chapter in Flyleaf's story is a sure to be a memorable one, as it is evident that these veterans left it all on the floor of that recording studio. What's presented is a labor of love that shines in its own right, and closes this section of their career with integrity and passion.

Track list:
  1. Fire Fire (3:01)
  2. New Horizons (3:09)
  3. Call You Out (2:19)
  4. Cage On The Ground (3:33)
  5. Great Love (3:40)
  6. Bury Your Heart (3:34)
  7. Freedom (3:19)
  8. Saving Grace (3:44)
  9. Stand (3:40)
  10. Green Heart (2:43)
  11. Broken Wings (3:34)
  12. Mama (3:56) **iTunes Exclusive

Anberlin - Vital (2012)

Since leaving Tooth & Nail almost five years ago, Anberlin has morphed their sound in more accessible ways to try to win over a broader crowd. Unfortunately, this hasn't exactly worked for them as well as they may have hoped, with the two albums following Cities viewed as a mixed bag of sorts to fans. Vital reunites the band with talented producer Aaron Sprinkle and forges the next chapter in the band's musical journey that feels like a worthy successor to their 2007 epic project Cities that the band never had. With lyrics that once again address relationships with hints at more deeper, spiritual themes, Vital is everything one can expect from an Anberlin album. At first listen, it sounds like a conglomeration of the past three albums with little new brought to the table, but further listens reveal deeper layers beneath the surface. "Innocent" and "Type Three" are some of the album's softer moments and actually serve as some of its best (I love the lyric of the latter, "I look to heaven to save me and you call me naïve / rather been a hopeless lover than cursed with disbelief"), while "Other Side," "Intentions" and "Desires" are among the best rockers. Vital is definitely amid Anberlin's best records yet and, in a time where a lot of today's modern rock music feels like it's the byproduct of a just-add-water mixture, this is a truly refreshing album.

Track List:
  1. Self-Starter (3:17)
  2. Little Tyrants (3:21)
  3. Other Side (4:05)
  4. Someone Anyone (3:28)
  5. Intentions (3:08)
  6. Innocent (4:17)
  7. Desires (3:03)
  8. Type Three (3:56)
  9. Orpheum (3:50)
  10. Modern Age (4:12)
  11. God, Drugs, & Sex (6:13)
  12. Unstable (3:34) **iTunes Exclusive
  13. Said Too Much (3:29) **Best Buy Exclusive
  14. No Love To Speak (4:09) **Best Buy Exclusive

Anchor & Braille - The Quiet Life (2012)

No doubt one of the most popular and practiced bands in T&N's history, Anberlin amicably parted ways with the label in late 2007, but with an impressive tenure comes lasting future providence. Anberlin's vocalist Stephen Christian began the project Anchor & Braille years ago, but for his second album, T&N gladly took him on their roster, but The Quiet Life proves its worth well beyond its marketability.
The central theme of The Quiet Life is living vibrantly in the moment. Unlike the bleak, sometimes bittersweet, musings of 2009's Felt, this go-round feels far more hopeful and optimistic without opting for unrealistic naivety. Even when it's not in sight, joy is the destination. Look no further for a sanguine outlook yearning for something more with lines such as "Life is beautiful, open your eyes…/it's not somewhere out there, it's there by your side/it's here and today, it's there in your smile" ("Knew Then Know Now") and "Is it just me or is life passing us by?/We breathe and we eat then we sleep then we drink and we die/If not now then, if not now when?" ("If Not Now When"). But even outside more positive themes, the musical landscape this time is more upbeat and makes better use of interesting percussion techniques (akin to Felt's "Like Steps in a Dance"); the lead single "Goes Without Saying" is ushered in with an electronic timed drum beat, and other tracks such as "In With the New" and "Kodachrome" follow this level of buoyant composition, and it adds more layers to A&B's alternative-painted texture. But just in case listeners get concerned with low supply of ballads on The Quiet Life, A&B sticks "Hymn For Her," "Everybody Here Wants You," and "Before I Start Dreaming" at the album's end, and they prove to be a trio worth savoring. The Quiet Life serves in the meantime as one of finest singer-songwriter efforts this year, one in which Tooth & Nail should take pride and joy.

Track List:
  1. Goes Without Saying (4:20)
  2. Knew Then Know Now (4:11)
  3. Find Me (4:04)
  4. In With the New (3:19)
  5. If Not Now, When (3:28)
  6. Kodachrome (3:13)
  7. Collapse (4:46)
  8. Hymn for Her (5:05)
  9. Everybody Here Wants You (5:15)
  10. Before I Start Dreaming (4:12)

The Wedding - No Direction (2012)

Despite being around for years now, The Wedding hardly ever seems to be dropping full-length albums. But the newly signed Tooth & Nail act known for their punk flair alternative tunes is bringing their creative sound to a record store near you with their third album, No Direction.

The first chunk of the album is exactly what one would expect to find when listening to an album from the four piece from Arkansas: fast-paced, chant filled, anger-laced alternative rock tunes, and each one comes out delightful. These boys can definitely play their instruments and holler positive anthems, making this part of the album replay worthy. Near the middle of the release is "The Wildest Ocean," which showcases a softer side and more depth with lyrics like "with all my transgressions, I need Someone who can wash it all away... Tell me it's more than being broken." The track is haunting and simply amazing.

Some of the songs aren't noteworthy, but they're not necessarily bad, either. "The Raconteur" and "Young and Dangerous" sound a little repetitive with a few too many "whoa's whoa's" for their own good, and "Hang On Love" doesn't seem to fit on this album and should have been omitted entirely. Overall, this is certainly worth picking up if you're into previous stuff from The Wedding or simply a fan of the rock or alternative genre.
Track List:
  1. No Direction (3:19)
  2. In the End (3:04)
  3. The Lesser Worth (4:24)
  4. The Raconteur (3:16)
  5. Hang On Love (4:13)
  6. The Wildest Ocean (5:16)
  7. Mors Tua Nos Vita (3:09)
  8. Kill Any Excuse (3:22)
  9. Heartbreak in Melody (3:01)
  10. Don't Let Me Down (3:49)
  11. Young and Dangerous (3:35)
  12. Distance and Resolution (2:33)

sábado, 1 de septiembre de 2012

House Of Heroes - Cold Hard Want

House of Heroes is a diamond in the rough in Christian music. Often being underappreciated and overlooked, it begs the question as to why. Hopefully Cold Hard Want breaks them out of that cycle and garners the band the recognition for the musical beauty that this record is. Combining HOH nostalgia with heavier, edgier and more anthemic musical pieces, they may have set the bar higher than any of their previous records. From its first three eager, energetic pieces to its slower, introspective gems and back, House of Heroes shows its maturation as a formidable force. Tim Skipper's vocals have never sounded better in "Angels of Night" and "Suspect," and their lyrical musings in "Comfort Trap," "We Were Giants" and "I Am a Symbol" have this listener eager for what this year has to offer this much appreciative fan. gems on here.