November 24, 2009

Clan of Xymox - Clan of Xymox

Okay, so I haven't posted here in a few weeks, apologies for the absences, but I'm busy. Anyways. Here's the first album by the Dutch Goth/Darkwave band Clan of Xymox. Its a great album, I've known of the Clan (ironic name) for a couple years now, but I never really paid attention to their work. Anyways a friend of mine played of their songs to me and I was impressed, so I downloaded this album , I fell in love, the end. Period. Fucking love it. Done!

If you ask me, this was basically the first one of the first proto-Darkwave albums, Darkwave before Darkwave to say. You see, Goth history went like this:

late 70's - Post-punk predecessors
early 80's - First wave of Gothic-Post punk bands
mid 80's - Ethereal wave emerges, Gothic Post-punk turns into Gothic rock
late 80's - Gothic rock movement reaches its commercial height, Darkwave develops
early-mid 90's - Gothic rock falls down, Darkwave, Industrial and Electrogoth start to take the subculture by storm
late 90's - Goth becomes an item of hate and shock in the US where the movement quickly disperses in the wake of Columbine. Cybergoths emerge out of ex-Goths who decide to progress. In Europe goth keeps growing
early 00's - New Industrial bands like The Birthday Massacre take from Goth, blend it with Industrial and Synths and make something new. Meanwhile, the underground Deathrock Revival, centered around bands like All Gone Dead and Bloody Dead and Sexy appears
late 00's - Lo-Fi Goth develops and starts expanding.

Anyways, Tracklist:

  1. A Day
  2. No Words
  3. Stumble and Fall
  4. Cry in the Wind
  5. Stranger
  6. Equal Ways
  7. 7th Time
  8. No Human Can Drown
  9. A Day (Remix)
  10. Stranger (Remix)

November 8, 2009

Mindless Self Indulgence - You'll Rebel to Anything

Okay sorry about the lack of recent posts, but I'm a busy teenager in a capitalist society who must compete with those around him. If your wondering why I posted this album of all albums, its because a) I fucking love it and b) I knew I really had to post something since its been two weeks since my last post, so I took the first album that came to my head. I'm also announcing that I'm gonna take a temporary break from blogging that will last probably for the rest of the month D:


  1. Shut Me Up
  2. 1989
  3. Straight to Video
  4. Tom Sawyer [Rush cover]
  5. You'll Rebel to Anything (As Long as its Not Challenging)
  6. What Do They Know?
  7. Stupid MF
  8. 2 Hookers and an Eightball
  9. Prom
  10. Bullshit

cya in December