Best Recognize: Week 1

I'll be doing a weekly post concerning the album I have on heavy rotation throughout the week. For the first week, it seems fitting to post one of my favorite albums ever recorded. The Cure's Pornography is dark. I mean, there's dark, then there's this album. Often considered to be the beginning of the Cure's 'trilogy', this album is a hallucinogen driven descent in to utter madness. A drum machine kicks off the opening track '100 Years', followed by Robert Smith wailing "It doesn't matter if we all die…", effectively setting the tone for the rest of the album. Every track on the album is a vital piece of the whole, making their fourth album full of vital Cure tracks. Now that the weather's getting colder, so should the music. 

I can't, in good conscience, suggest that you skip a single song on this album. But, if you're truly strapped for time and can choose only one song to get a feel for how the album is, check out 'The Hanging Garden'.

Kicking and Screaming

I've been told to start doing a blog to compliment my articles in our monthly edition of Sodapop. I'll be using this opportunity to tell the faithful readers about all the bands and goings on I would tell you about, had I the space and deadline extensions at my disposal. I'll be covering all different genres of music and bands from every crevice of the world, as well as news in the music world. While I will give it my best shot, there will be plenty of material that might slip under my radar. Which is where you guys come in! If you find a news story pertaining to music that you think would tickle the collective pickle, or if you know of a band that has yet to be unearthed, please contact me. The more information you give me, the easier it will be for me to use it (at the minimum, I need a little sample of music). 

So, with all that said, so starts the Noise!