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Mik’s Top 16 Albums of 2014 (Part 2)


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The list continues from part 1

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Video Of The Week: Centiment – Defenders Of Oasis


These guys! Their music makes me happy. Happier than a pig in mud, happier than Dracula volunteering at a blood drive, happier than a poor person winning the lottery! Here’s their new feel-good video with footage from their first live shows and other smiling moments. It’s for the song ‘Defenders Of Oasis’ from their fantastic debut album Streets of Rage that came out in the beginning of this year.

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Song Of The Week: Centiment – Bloodshot


Release the booze hounds

I like to drink mother fucker, yeah it’s my favourite thing to do. 
And when I wake up hungover the cabinet is the first place that I go to. 
People all around me bitching, they say that I have a problem. 
I order me a double & another so fuck them. 

They used to say that I was a party animal but now they say that I am a drunk. 
Alcohol consuming alcohol until it becomes its own cannibal. 

My kinda fun well it isn’t too healthy but I always like to have too much fun. 
Growing old it seems kinda hairy & hairy it kinda scares me. 
Bloodshot eyes they will not disguise. 

Take my money mother fucker. 
Just take my money you wanker. 
Take it, take it all. 
And I will make you rich. 

They used to say “That kid yeah he’ll go a long way.” 
But now they say that I have washed it all away. 
(What a cost to pay.) 

I’ll hide my pain away from you. 
I’ll keep it a secret if you force me to. 
What you all call a disease, I choose to call necessity. 
Please drink responsibly they say, sure thing, consistently every day. 
Recommended daily allowance. 
Pretending & failing compliance. 

Blacking out in a strange place. 
Waking in doubt, another shamed waste. 
Déjà vu. 
Alcoholic animosity. 
I hate you. 
Savage chronic constant curiosity. 

I don’t know who I am anymore. 
What have I become? 
What have I done? 

Cut it out.

Mik’s Top 100 Favourite Albums of All Time #15-11


Top100A while ago, at the same time as Matt and Reggie, I posted my Top 100 All Time Favourite (Metal) Albums over at the forum The History of Metal on FB. It took a good amount of time and effort to put it together, but it was so much fun! My taste in metal is always changing, so the list will not always look the same. In fact, it’s already a bit different than it was when I first put it together and posted it on the forum seven months ago.

I tried to limit myself to three albums per band to make the list a little more diverse and interesting. I don’t really consider the ‘test of time’-factor when selecting what albums that will go on my list, instead I measure it by how strongly the album has affected me emotionally and how much/often it has helped me through both good and bad phases in my life. That’s why you can find quite a few newer releases among my favourites too.

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#15 Tool – 10, 000 Days

An album that took forever to get into and eventually ended up being one of my most loved records. It’s quite different from Tool’s other albums, more emotional and quirky.  I can’t choose a favourite song, but these two tracks, dedicated to the singer’s mother who passed away after being paralyzed for 10,000 days, includes some of the most beautiful music this band has ever composed.

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