I'd like to tell you specifically what I love. So, with that in mind, every week I'm simply going to post my five favorite of the following: films, television shows, albums, and books. I intend to do this for every decade so get ready. Now, for the actual show!
1. Unconditional Acceleration, Nullsleep
One could merely state that Unconditional Acceleration is a series of beeps and boops, and they would not be incorrect. However, I could also say that Monet's artwork is a collection of dots and still be right. UA, with its 5 song composition, is light-years ahead (Pokemon reference!) of most 8-bit albums out now. It begins with the inspirational first notes of "Fearless Flight" and hypnotizes its way from there. Nullsleep's romantic overtones are emphasized especially in "Salvation for a Broken Heart" which allows us to come across the same feeling we got when talking to our high-school crush. It's a jumpy song, but so cleverly organized that it's impossible to not bob your head or tap your foot. Just go listen to "Galaxy Tonite" whether or not you're an 8-bit fan. You'll feel happier 30 seconds in. I'm not going to even attempt to continue reviewing such a potent album; coincidentally, it'd be a lot like explaining love.
Ahhh, Radiohead. It would be difficult to name a band with such a consistent influence as Radiohead. It seems as if Thom Yorke has discovered a mathematical formula for extraordinary music and utilizes it yearly. Kid A is the third album released by the British group, and it is considered one of their best, as well as one of their strangest. While making Kid A, I'm positive Yorke was trying to piss someone off. It's an album so experimental that if you gave it a measly minute or two, you'd be more turned off than a Charmander in the rain. Like any worth more than a cent, Kid A requires multiple listening sessions to truly appreciate what has been created. Borrowing from some hard-rock and ambient inspirations, Kid A is able to form a fascinating tale in its run time.