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Anticipated Albums of 2020

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A new year brings new albums to be released. 2020 is sure to be chock full of new releases by your favorites. I’ve started to compile a list of the bands who I believe are releasing new albums this year as the most anticipated. I know I’m missing some, so with that in mind who are you looking forward to new music from?

 

2020 Anticipated Albums:

 

Deftones
The Cure
Guns N Roses?
Mastodon
Foo Fighters
The Smashing Pumpkins
Pearl Jam
ACDC
Spirit In The Room
Clint Lowery
Carcass
Gojira
Lamb Of God
Megadeth
Nine Inch Nails
Sevendust
Rob Zombie
Every Time I Die
Marilyn Manson
Power Trip
Dead Cross
Run The Jewels
Placebo

 

 

 

List: Best UK Bands

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The other day I was hanging out with a friend and I presented him with a question, who are the best UK bands of all time. So, we sat there for a few minutes and created a list that pretty much sums up the best bands from the region. There are so many bands from that area but, the impact the ones on this list had made them the standouts. This list is in no particular order as well. And your input is always greatly appreciated to make this list complete.

01) The Beatles
02) The Rolling Stones
03) David Bowie
04) The Who
05) Pink Floyd
06) The Kinks
07) Led Zeppelin
08) Cream
09) Joy Division
10) Sex Pistols
11) The Clash
12) Radiohead
13) Depeche Mode
14) The Cure
15) New Order
16) Black Sabbath
17) Iron Maiden
18) Motorhead
19) Judas Priest
20) Oasis
21) Placebo
22) Blur
23) The Smiths
24) The Cult
25) Oceansize

Same Name Songs: The Cure VS U2- Drowning Man

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I love finding songs that have the same title as another band. It makes for a very interesting listening experience as well as makes you wonder which song is better. Over the years, there have been many many same name songs that have led to great conversations and this one I believe will do just that. Two very prolific bands, with two very well revered albums that both happen to have come out around the same time (at least a couple years close). The song in question today is “Drowning Man” and both The Cure and U2 have songs by that name. I’m curious to know what one you think is the “better” one. Personally I enjoy both tremendously but, if I had to pick one, I’d probably go with The Cure but, only my a small margin.

 

The Cure- Drowning Man (from Faith):

 

 
U2- Drowning Man (from War):

 

Cover Song: Cave In (The Cure)- Plainsong

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I love Cave In. Every album this band has put out is tremendous. They have never been one to stay complacent with the music they write or the direction the want to go. Back in the year 2000, Cave In was asked to contribute to a tribute album to The Cure. They chose to cover “Plainsong” from the album Disintegration. The Cave In version turned out really cool and spaced out. Check it out!!!

 

Cave In (The Cure)- Plainsong:

Cover Song: Spotlights (The Cure)- Faith

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Ever since I heard the album Seismic by Spotlights, I just can’t get enough of them. They are one of the bright spots in today’s music scene. They have an EP┬ácalled Hanging By Faith which is out in a couple weeks (June 15 to be exact) which features a really great cover of The Cure’s song “Faith.” Spotlights really knocked it out of the park with their version. It harks back to that era of The Cure but also shows the dynamic range of what Spotlights are more than capable of.

 

Spotlights- Faith:

 

Spotlights- Seismic:

Cover Song: Converge (The Cure)-Disintegration

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It’s been a minute since I presented you all with an intriguing cover song. There are certain things I look for in covers, for example, how the band approaches the song, do they make it their own, does it stand out in a good way or a bad way, and is the cover relevant to the band in terms of influence and inspiration.

The Cure are one of my all time favorite bands. So when any band I like covers The Cure, I am compelled to listen. A few years back the mighty Converge did a cover of Disintegration by The Cure. I recently rediscovered this gem of a cover while going on a Converge listening spree. They really take this song to another level. I won’t say anymore about it because, I want you to listen and take it all in.

 

Converge- Disintegration:

 

The Cure- Disintegration:

Song Battle: The Cure vs Nine Inch Nails vs Neurosis- Burn

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I’m having a lot of fun doing these same name song battles. It’s been really cool to hear all the responses as to which song you all dig more. Yesterday, while I was stuck in traffic, 3 different songs entitled “Burn” came up on my iPod. Naturally, this was a sign that I should do a song battle for these great songs. I present to you three songs entitled “Burn” by The Cure, Neurosis, and Nine Inch Nails.

Which one do you think is best?

 

The Cure- Burn:

 

Neurosis- Burn:

 

Nine Inch Nails- Burn: