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Pearl Jam - Pearl Jam (2006) [Japanese Press]  Music

Posted by Designol at June 4, 2017
Pearl Jam - Pearl Jam (2006) [Japanese Press]

Pearl Jam - Pearl Jam (2006) [Japanese Press]
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Alternative Rock, Hard Rock | BMG/Monkeywrench | # BVCP-21476/82876-71467-2

Nearly 15 years after Ten, Pearl Jam finally returned to the strengths of their debut with 2006's Pearl Jam, a sharply focused set of impassioned hard rock. Gone are the arty detours (some call them affectations) that alternately cluttered and enhanced their albums from 1993's sophomore effort, Vs., all the way to 2002's Riot Act, and what's left behind is nothing but the basics: muscular, mildly meandering rock & roll, enlivened by Eddie Vedder's bracing sincerity. Pearl Jam has never sounded as hard or direct as they do here – even on Ten there was an elasticity to the music, due in large part to Jeff Ament's winding fretless bass, that kept the record from sounding like a direct hit to the gut, which Pearl Jam certainly does. Nowhere does it sound more forceful than it does in its first half, when the tightly controlled rockers "Life Wasted," "World Wide Suicide," "Comatose," "Severed Hand," and "Marker in the Sand" pile up on top of each other, giving the record a genuine feeling of urgency. (AMG)

Simply Red - Stars (1991) Japanese Press  Music

Posted by Designol at May 24, 2017
Simply Red - Stars (1991) Japanese Press

Simply Red - Stars (1991) Japanese Press
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Blue-Eyed Soul, Adult Contemporary, Sophisti-Pop | Label: EastWest/WEA | # WMC5-440

Stars is the fourth album by British-based pop/soul/jazz band Simply Red, released in September 1991. Five singles were released from the album, including the UK top ten hits "Stars" and "For Your Babies". The album was a worldwide success, particularly in the band's home country where it has been certified twelve times platinum and was the best-selling album of the year in the UK for both 1991 and 1992, the first album to be the best-seller in two consecutive years since Simon & Garfunkel's Bridge over Troubled Water in 1970–71. As of July 2016 it is the 14th best-selling album of all time in the UK.
Oasis - (What's The Story) Morning Glory (1995) Japanese Press

Oasis - (What's The Story) Morning Glory (1995) Japanese Press
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Britpop, British Trad Rock, Alternative Rock | Label: Epic | # ESCA 6290 | 00:50:07

(What's the Story) Morning Glory? is the second studio album by the English rock band Oasis, released on 2 October 1995 by Creation Records. It was produced by Owen Morris and the group's guitarist Noel Gallagher. The structure and arrangement style of the album were a significant departure from the group's previous record Definitely Maybe. Gallagher's compositions were more focused in balladry and placed more emphasis on huge choruses, with the string arrangements and more varied instrumentation on the record contrasting with the rawness of the group's debut album. (What's the Story) Morning Glory? was the group's first album with drummer Alan White, who replaced Tony McCarroll. In 2010, Rolling Stone commented that "the album is a triumph, full of bluster, bravado and surprising tenderness. Morning Glory capped a true golden age for Britpop." The magazine ranked the album at 378 on its 2012 list of "The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time". The album was also included in the book 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die.

Oasis - Definitely Maybe (1994) Japanese Press [Re-Up]  Music

Posted by Designol at April 25, 2017
Oasis - Definitely Maybe (1994) Japanese Press [Re-Up]

Oasis - Definitely Maybe (1994) Japanese Press
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Britpop, British Trad Rock, Alternative Rock | Label: Epic | # ESCA 6045

Definitely Maybe is the debut studio album by the English rock band Oasis, released on 29 August 1994 by Creation Records. It was an immediate commercial and critical success in the UK, having followed on the heels of singles "Supersonic", "Shakermaker" and "Live Forever". The album helped to spur a revitalisation in British pop music in the nineties and was embraced by critics for its optimistic themes and supposed rebuttal of the downtrodden fatalism evident in the dominant grunge music of the time. Definitely Maybe is regarded as a seminal record of the Britpop scene, and has appeared in many publications' 'best of' lists. The album is also popular among audiences: in June 2006, NME magazine conducted a readers' poll in which it was voted the greatest album of all time.

Pearl Jam - Riot Act (2002) Japanese Press  Music

Posted by Designol at April 21, 2017
Pearl Jam - Riot Act (2002) Japanese Press

Pearl Jam - Riot Act (2002) Japanese Press
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Alternative Rock, Hard Rock, Post-Grunge | Label: Epic | # EICP 161 | 00:54:15

Riot Act is the seventh studio album by American rock band Pearl Jam, released on November 12, 2002 through Epic Records. Following a full-scale tour in support of its previous album, Binaural (2000), Pearl Jam took a year-long break. The band then reconvened in the beginning of 2002 and commenced work on a new album. The music on the record featured a diverse sound, including songs influenced by folk, art rock, and experimental rock. The lyrics deal with mortality and existentialism, with much influence from both the political climate after the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks and the accidental death of nine fans during Pearl Jam's performance at the 2000 Roskilde Festival.

The Cure - Kiss Me, Kiss Me, Kiss Me (1987) Japanese Press [Re-Up]  Music

Posted by Designol at March 31, 2017
The Cure - Kiss Me, Kiss Me, Kiss Me (1987) Japanese Press [Re-Up]

The Cure - Kiss Me, Kiss Me, Kiss Me (1987)
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Alternative Rock, Post-Punk, Gothic Rock, New Wave | Label: Polydor K.K. | # P33P 20105

Simultaneously more accessible and ambitious than any of the Cure's previous albums, the double album Kiss Me, Kiss Me, Kiss Me finds Robert Smith expanding his pop vocabulary by tentatively adding bigger guitars, the occasional horn section, lite-funk rhythms, and string sections. It's eclectic, to be sure, but it's also a mess, bouncing from idea to idea and refusing to develop some of the most intriguing detours. Even if Kiss Me doesn't quite gel, its best moments – including the deceptively bouncy "Why Can't I Be You?" and the stately "Just Like Heaven" – are remarkable and help make the album one of the group's very best.

Oasis - Heathen Chemistry (2002) Japanese Press  Music

Posted by Designol at March 28, 2017
Oasis - Heathen Chemistry (2002) Japanese Press

Oasis - Heathen Chemistry (2002) Japanese Press
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Britpop, British Trad Rock, Alternative Rock | Label: Epic | # EICP 111 | 01:17:36

Heathen Chemistry is the fifth studio album by the English rock band Oasis, released in 2002. The album was written and recorded with a back-to-basics sound with a more rock feel to it; the more crude and simple sound differs from the musical grandiosity of their previous records, Be Here Now (1997) and Standing on the Shoulder of Giants (2000), being more comparable to their early work.

Oasis - The Masterplan (1998) Japanese Press  Music

Posted by Designol at March 27, 2017
Oasis - The Masterplan (1998) Japanese Press

Oasis - The Masterplan (1998) Japanese Press
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Britpop, British Trad Rock, Alternative Rock | Label: Epic/Sony | # ESCA 7383 | 01:06:29

For American audiences, the phenomenal worldwide success of Oasis was a little puzzling. That's because they only had part of the picture – unless they were hardcore fans, they didn't hear nearly three albums of material released on B-sides and non-LP singles. Critics and fans alike claimed that the best of these B-sides were as strong as the best moments on the albums, and they were right. None of the albums had a song that rocked as hard as "Fade Away" (cleverly built on a stolen melody from Wham!'s "Freedom"), "Headshrinker," or "Acquiesce." There was nothing as charming as the lite psychedelic pastiche "Underneath the Sky" or the Bacharach tribute "Going Nowhere"; there was nothing as affecting as Noel Gallagher's acoustic plea "Talk Tonight" or the minor-key, McCartney-esque "Rockin' Chair," nothing as epic as "The Masterplan." Most bands wouldn't throw songs of this caliber away on B-sides, but Noel Gallagher followed the example of his heroes the Jam and the Smiths, who released singles where the B-sides rivaled the A-sides. This meant many American fans missed these songs, so to remedy this situation, Oasis released the B-sides compilation The Masterplan.

Pearl Jam - Yield (1998) Japanese Press  Music

Posted by Designol at March 26, 2017
Pearl Jam - Yield (1998) Japanese Press

Pearl Jam - Yield (1998) Japanese Press
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Alternative Rock, Hard Rock | Label: Sony Music | # SRCS 8551 | 00:48:32

Yield is the fifth studio album by the American alternative rock band Pearl Jam, released on February 3, 1998. Following a short promotional tour for its previous album, No Code (1996), Pearl Jam recorded Yield throughout 1997 at Studio Litho and Studio X in Seattle, Washington. The album was proclaimed as a return to the band's early, straightforward rock sound, and marked a more collaborative effort from the band as opposed to relying heavily on frontman Eddie Vedder to compose the songs. The lyrics deal with contemplative themes, albeit seen in a more positive manner compared to the band's earlier work.

Pearl Jam - No Code (1996) Japanese Press  Music

Posted by Designol at March 13, 2017
Pearl Jam - No Code (1996) Japanese Press

Pearl Jam - No Code (1996) Japanese Press
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Genre: Alternative Rock | Label: Sony Music | # SRCS-8138 | Time: 00:49:38

A strange phenomenon with anthemic hard rock bands is that when they begin to mature and branch out into new musical genres, they nearly always choose to embrace both the music and spirituality of the East and India, and Pearl Jam is no exception. Throughout No Code, Eddie Vedder expounds on his moral and spiritual dilemmas; where on previous albums his rage was virtually all-consuming, it is clear on No Code that he has embraced an unspecified religion as a way to ease his troubles. Fortunately, that has coincided with an expansion of the group's musical palette. From the subtle, winding opener, "Sometimes," and the near-prayer of the single, "Who You Are," the band reaches into new territory, working with droning, mantra-like riffs and vocals, layered exotic percussion, and a newfound subtlety. Of course, they haven't left behind hard rock, but like any Pearl Jam record, the heart of No Code doesn't lie in the harder songs, it lies in the slower numbers and the ballads, which give Vedder the best platform for his soul-searching: "Present Tense," "Off He Goes," "In My Tree," and "Around the Bend" equal the group's earlier masterpieces.