Artist: Attack Attack!
Albums: EP ~ “If Guns Are Outlawed, Can We Use Swords?” (2008); Studio ~ “Someday Came Suddenly” (2008), “Attack Attack!” (2010), “This Means War” (2012)
Genre: Post-Hardcore ~ Metalcore, Screamo, with Electronicore influences
Years Active: 2007-2013
Rating Out of Five: 4
For fans of: Issues, I See Stars, Breathe Carolina
Post-Hardcore stuff seems to be what I have been into for the last 6 months or so, and I don’t think that’ll be changing any time soon. I just keep coming across great music in this genre *rubs hands together in a goodie-goodie manner* I am a music hoarder, can never have too much of it ~ !
Albums: 19, 21
Genre: Soul, Blues
Years Active: 2006 – Present
Rating Out of Five: 4.5
When I first heard “Rolling in the Deep” (it was also the first song I had ever heard from her) off her second studio album I promptly decided that I did not like her. But thanks to many, many places over playing the song like, well most places do, it actually started to grow on me. Because of that it resulted in me obtaining her newest album and now I completely adore her.
While her second album is the one I tend to listen to most of the time, her first album is good as well. She has one of the most beautiful voices I have ever heard and she sings in my favourite keys as well.
Although many of her songs are quite sad it is still crystal clear that this woman has an incredible talent for songwriting. I am quite simply extremely impressed with her talent and I am looking forward to her next album when ever that will be.
Also, Congratulations to her on 6 Grammys this year, winning all of her nominations! Just wonderful! I’m so glad that people are not completely immersed in the auto-tuned world of pop music that is so prevalent now in all the mainstream stuff.
* On a quick side note, if you haven’t seen her live performance at Royal Albert Hall (out on DVD) you definitely should as it was fantastic!
Artist: Alex Goot
Albums: Two cover albums ~ “Songs I Wish I Wrote” Vol’s 1 (2010) & 2 (2011) and One EP ~ “Sensitvity” (2011) [not signed to a label at this point]
Years Active: (Maybe 2009)? to Present
Rating Out of Five: 4.5
One of the best cover artists I have ever come across in my opinion. This dude has got some serious talent.
Check out his YouTube account for his newest uploaded covers -> http://www.youtube.com/user/gootmusic and his website for where to buy music and all other information -> wwww.gootmusic.com
Years Active: 2002 to Present
Genre: Alternative/Indie Rock
Number of Albums Released: Six Full Length Albums
This is a band that I really, really like and another one that I have been listening to since their first album came out and still utterly devoted. They actually remind a little bit of Juliana Theory, at least vocally anyway.
The lead singers voice is extremely melodic, it just kind of pulls you in. They are all very talented musicians and I like how the music seems so simple for a lot of their songs. It definitely is a little part of the appeal for me.
In many cases this band is labelled as a christian group simply because they signed to Tooth & Nail Records, which was primarily a Christian band based record label when it was first created (that isn’t the case anymore). While the members have all stated at one point that they are christians, they don’t write their music with their faith or any religion as the basis for their songs. My favourite thing about this band is their ability to write lyrics, I think they are geniuses in this aspect. The music is all very personal, about life and choices, and is open to different interpretations for different people. I think that this is the best way to write music and find this very impressive feat. It is not easy to be able to reach so many different kinds of people and get different reactions through a single song. I think a lot of artists strive for this end result and, unfortunately, miss it completely. To be able to write music like this band is my goal, for it to be personal but not overtaken by own experiences or feelings.
I absolutely recommend all of their albums, I can’t even pick a favourite one cause they are all fantastic!