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Top Five of May

May 1, 2006

Top Five of May

Welcome back for month two of my top 5 of the month. This month has been full of travel and hours of studying, so I have had a lot of time to listen to a lot of music- but of course I fell into a pattern of listening to just a few albums. And here they are:

1. Casually Dressed and Deep in Conversation by Funeral for a Friend

This is a great band and a great album. I have been listening to it almost constantly and have fallen in love with the song “Novella” for the 3 minutes of instrumentals and the song “Red is the New Black”. An album that must be listened to

2. Waiting – Thursday

Amazing album- period. No questions, no arguments. This album opened up a genre that had a short but vivacious life. Know this album.

3. Incorporated – The Legion of Doom

Yes, the album does not exist because of legal troubles but the music does. This group creates mash-ups of emo and hardcore bands to create amazingly addictive music. I will never condone illegal downloading but in this case, it is the only way to get this music. Contact me if you want to hear it or download it from your favorite P2P program.

4. A City By the Light Divided Podcasts – Thursday

These are little teasers of the first few songs off of Thursday’s upcoming album. They show great promise for the album. I can’t wait.

5. Siren Song of the Counter Culture – Rise Against

This is one of my guilty pleasures. They are very mainstream and they lead the Rock against Bush tour (which I loved) but they have some great political hardcore (yes, they are hardcore).

Check ‘em out. You’ll find something you like.

-Scott Landis

redbassist66@comcast.net

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