I don’t think the intro is that similar to The Talisman, but that riff is definitely copy-paste The Book of Souls. I had this album on in the background while studying and for a split second really believed I accidentally hit shuffle and was listening to TBoS.
This is far and away the best aged album of theirs for me. I thought it was very middle-of-the-road for them. Not bad but not outstanding. However, as the years creep by, TFF has grown on me. Dare I say I put it above AMOLAD, which is my favorite reunion album and my second favorite album of...
I didn't even think of the dedication. Maybe that's what Brittany was talking about when she said she was excluded from his book.
It would make sense if Paddy was the one who wanted everything excluded since she was clearly not okay with that situation.
Being fair, he left out everything about his personal life. He doesn't ever mention meeting/marrying Jane or Paddy, doesn't even mention how his first son inspired "Laughing in the Hiding Bush," literally nobody in his family exists in that book beyond his grandfather. It was a complaint I had...
Piece of Mind is listed there on Spambot's post as Peace of Mind. Still Life says peace of mind. Therefore, it is a title track. And if CSIT counts as a title track (level of similarity be damned!), so can Still Life.
Jeff Buckley's covers are usually better than the original:
Lilac Wine (debatable)
We All Fall In Love Sometimes
A Satisfied Mind
I Shall Be Released
Just Like a Woman (debatable, but I think he gets it by just a smidge)
Chinese Democracy-era Guns N' Roses did an absolutely...
Well now it’ll look like I’m cheating by sneaking some songs on but the way TSP styles their albums, some textures just kind of run into each other and intensifies the dynamic. That’s why I love Gish — each song flows pretty perfectly into one another. I was able to separate Mayonaise from...
The Smashing Pumpkins
3. Ava Adore
4. Stand Inside Your Love
8. Porcelina of the Vast Oceans
9. Geek USA
This one was tough because they have so many interesting textures, and I find it hard to prioritize their best vs most...
This album has grown on me the most of any Maiden album over the years since TXF because, though I agree much of it retreads old territory, there were a lot of new ideas and concepts. I prefer BNW and AMOLAD as far as post-reunion albums, but they're very much standard Maiden fodder. TFF is more...
I'm afraid this is Bruce's fault. The following explanation is a tad convoluted but please bear with me:
Whenever Bruce is trying to conserve his voice in live settings, he sings them in a particular "voice" in a particular range. An obvious example of this is when he sings "in the name of God...
Nine Inch Nails
1. The Becoming
2. And All That Could Have Been
7. The Perfect Drug
8. The Fragile
9. The Good Soldier
10. The Only Time
All the "The" titles making up the bottom and the single word titles making up the other spots is just an...