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  CHEAP COLOGNE | The Double Black Album
CHEAP COLOGNE "The Double Black Album" (www.broke-ass.com): An inevitable combination: Jay-Z meets Metallica's fl album, the 1991 "Metallica." Metallica's somber power chords and brooding slow arpeggios underline what Jay-Z calls "my pain and my struggle." The Metallica riffs turn Jay-Z into a rocker with a perpetual chip on his shoulder.
As the Beatles' "White" Album was flipped with Jigga's "Black," it was dubbed the "Grey" album.
The Grey Album is worth listening to, especially since it's free and fun and pissing off people who are richer than God.
www.iamcheapcologne.com /black.html   (759 words)

  Double album - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A double album is an audio album of sufficient length that two units of the medium in which it is sold (especially records and compact discs) are necessary to contain the entirety of it.
Albums which were originally packaged as double records are often sold on a single compact disc, such as the aforementioned Blonde on Blonde, The Who's Tommy, The Rolling Stones' Exile on Main Street, and Prince's 1999 (though not in all cases, such as the Beatles' White Album).
In general, an album is usually referred to as a double album when its audio content requires two units of the prominent format of its time period.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Double_album   (665 words)

 Double troubles from Guardian Unlimited: Culture Vulture
The problem with most double albums is that the artist doesn't spend twice as long working on them - they just fail to throw out or continue to work on things that wouldn't have made the cut on a single -so you end up with too much filler.
The 'concept album' was considered dead and buried at the time, and I am sure that prior to its release some journalists expressed doubts about the validity of the format, and the potential quality of a half of an album that attempted to capture the sensational and emotional experience of a drowning woman.
Yes, there are great double albums but the chances of Kate Bush producing one are rather slender -although she's produced several truly classic tracks over the years,she has yet to release a truly great single album, let alone a double.
blogs.guardian.co.uk /culturevulture/archives/2005/09/30/double_troubles.html   (7222 words)

 Bagism: Albums & Singles: Reviews: Double Fantasy
Double Fantasy is a fantastic album through and through and gives a different and final look to John Lennon as he created just the sort of Peppery Abbey Road like album he was so against at the end of his Beatle days.
Double Fantasy's place in history is chained to the events soon after its release, to the point where musically it's more interesting to hear what else he'd left in the can, as heard on the Anthology box.
Double Fantasy is one of John and Yoko's finest works together for one reason: The album is more than just music, but a glimpse into their lives and emotions.
www.bagism.com /reviews/double-fantasy-reviews.html   (13787 words)

 Looking Closer - review of Ohio   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Double albums happen for supergroups after the release of the Album that Made them Big.
The brilliance of this album’s lyrics lie in the way each song of relationship, with its particularity and storytelling, still leans toward addressing larger issues—the breakdown of innocent faith; the divorce of a nation and its ideals.
Karin sings alone at the piano, and this is where the album drops anchor.
promontoryartists.org /lookingcloser/music/ohio.htm   (2255 words)

 Eels: Official Band Website
That album dealt with the nearly simultaneous suicide of Everett's sister and terminal illness of his mother, from the subjects' points of view.
This album finds him a few years down the line, now battling some of the family demons himself, with the after effects of past tragedies becoming more of a personal issue in his adult life, sometimes fearlessly autobiographical, and other times built around the related stories of others.
The last eels album, 2003's SHOOTENANNY!, nominated by judges Tom Waits and Cameron Crowe for the 2003 Short List Music Prize, was essentially the document of a live four piece rock band in the studio, recorded in ten days, as a kind of working vacation from the long and arduous process of making BLINKING LIGHTS.
www.eelstheband.com /eels_blinkinglights.asp   (1212 words)

 RATW: Little Feat Article
Both have adopted a consistent visual approach to their albums, be it Roxy's tackily decadent fantasy girls or the surreal slices of Americana-courtesy of Neon Park--adorning the covers of Little Feat records.
Their debut album revealed a tight quartet with a pair of songwriters in Payne and George firmly grounded in the country and blues traditions and a lyrical stance seemingly derived from a lifetime spent on the road between California and Texas.
The album's twin highlights provide the best example of the wide range of musical sources the Feats are capable of drawing from.
www.ratw.com /low/issues/12/l_feat.htm   (1348 words)

 The Abridged White Album? - Turn Me On, Dead Man   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
George Martin was not in favor of releasing the White Album as a double album, arguing that the Beatles should be more selective.
Despite George Martin's objections, the Beatles were insistent that their next album would be a double album.
The White Album is often cited as the beginning of the end for the Beatles.
www.turnmeondeadman.net /AWA/Intro.html   (794 words)

 Book@arts   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Simple small albums can be made from cartridge paper in order to teach the method.
Guards of white linen, or thin cloth, are prepared, and the width of these also varies with the width of the strips.
From this point the procedure is the same as that for albums with single guards.
www.cafecancun.com /bookarts/betty   (1451 words)

 Local Performers
The Bastards of Melody are legitimate rockers from Joisey.
The Catholic Girls are a pop group that formed in the eighties and have a brand new album out, "Meet the Catholic Girls".
Fountains of Wayne Their album of b-sides is called "Out of State Plates".
powerpop.home.att.net /local.htm   (1114 words)

 Banned Music   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
In January, LA-Based DJ Danger Mouse released The Grey Album, a mix of Jay-Z's vocals from The Black Album with music built from samples of the Beatles' White Album.
Cheap Cologne transforms Jay-Z’s Black Album into what rap-metal always should have been; metal with a "heart", rap with an "edge" and impressive as both a rap and a metal record on its own terms.
The result maintains the integrity of both Black Albums and this is its most significant achievement.
www.bannedmusic.org /albums/double_black.php   (555 words)

 Neil Diamond Album Overview 1973-1980
This was Lee Holdridge's last album with Neil, as their partnership was terminated over a dispute over songwriting credits for the film.
Serenade is a dense, somber, heavily orchestrated album- a far cry from the catchy sing-a-longs which were recorded only a few years prior.
But, looking at it realistically, his subsequent live albums are vocally not as good as LATG- it's a darn shame that you will listen to it, knowing that he would never again sound that good on a live album.
home.netcom.com /~zmoq/pages/ndalbum3.htm   (1981 words)

 Metroactive Music | Double Albums
The how and why of this year's double albums indicates that artists still seek the rock album as an organic form.
The 2005 paradigm manifests the double album as one work split over two different release dates.
But Prairie Wind is also a reminder that the album format--single, double or a lifetime's worth--is the place where artists go to reveal all the sides of their creative souls.
www.metroactive.com /papers/sonoma/10.12.05/double-0541.html   (718 words)

 CHEAP COLOGNE | The Double Black Album   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
CHEAP COLOGNE "The Double Black Album" (www.broke-ass.com): An inevitable combination: Jay-Z meets Metallica's fl album, the 1991 "Metallica." Metallica's somber power chords and brooding slow arpeggios underline what Jay-Z calls "my pain and my struggle." The Metallica riffs turn Jay-Z into a rocker with a perpetual chip on his shoulder.
As the Beatles' "White" Album was flipped with Jigga's "Black," it was dubbed the "Grey" album.
The Grey Album is worth listening to, especially since it's free and fun and pissing off people who are richer than God.
www.broke-ass.com /black.html   (759 words)

 The Minutemen: Double Nickels On The Dime ---Ink Blot Magazine   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Their early stuff was brilliant, and Double Nickels On The Dime is one of only six perfect albums ever made.
This was originally a double album/long-ass cassette that came out the same month as Hüsker Dü's Zen Arcade, on the same label.
This album is the finely-tuned engine of a wonderful bunch of guys having fun and saying exactly what they want to say.
www.inkblotmagazine.com /rev-archive/Minutemen_Nickels.htm   (290 words)

 Eels: Blinking Lights And Other Revelations (2005): Reviews
The first disc of this double CD jangles nerves with pop songs which dissect personal issues through wider problems facing America, but the stunning second finds meaning to it all in a series of supernaturally beautiful ballads.
Two albums of E musings is a bit much, but, on the whole, Blinking Lights does stand as a resounding return to form.
This is one perfectly paced double LP that doesn't require one of those "this would've made a great single LP" conversations.
www.metacritic.com /music/artists/eels/blinkinglights   (859 words)

 XTC Forum - The Double Album
It's widely known that the band envisioned AV1 and WS to be one double album but released them as separate discs for practical purposes, sequestering the more "organic"/acoustic songs onto AV1 and the more "electric" songs onto WS.
Even when they envisioned it as a double album they still wanted the theme of one disc to be "orcoustral" and the other electric.
Yes, but those of us who think the album should have been double are purposefully messing with the idea of one being acoustic and one electric.
www.xtcidearecords.co.uk /cgi-bin/ikonboard/topic.cgi?forum=31&topic=26   (1120 words)

 Joy Division - New Order Online - A New Order and Joy Division Web Site
With its stark, fl cover, the album captured a group still coming to terms with the recording process, but displaying a vision that was piercing in its clinical evocation of an unsettling disorder.
The attendant album, Closer, was faultless, displaying the group at the zenith of their powers.
In 1995 Curtis's widow, Deborah, published a book on her former huband and the band, while a compilation album and a re-released version of 'Love Will Tear Us Apart' were back on the shelves on the 15th anniversary of his death.
www.neworderonline.com /Common/Topic.aspx?Topic=JoyDivision   (582 words)

 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The album, originally acquired by the gentleman who found it in the front gate flower planter outside the Dakota, home of the late John Lennon in 1980 was made famous when pictures of Lennon signing the album for Chapman appeared in the newspapers and on TV stations around the world.
The album was sold to a private buyer in 1999 by Moments In Time Inc and is now being offered once again exclusively here.
The album bears the signature of John Lennon and is dated 1980.
www.momentsintime.com /Lennon.htm   (280 words)

 War of the Worlds Online - Ltd Ed Double Album Vinyl Release Nov 21st
The album has enjoyed huge success and critical acclaim across the globe with sales before its re-launch of over 13 million records sold and numerous accolades acquired The War Of The Worlds initially spent over 260 consecutive weeks in the UK albums charts alone.
The re-issued album has already been stunningly remixed in stereo and newly mixed in 5.1 surround sound, and remastered, and, since June, has been available in two formats, a strikingly re-packaged double CD, and a deluxe 7 disc Collector’s Edition package in a 12” x 12” 80-page hardback presentation book.
double vinyl set will have all new artwork, restored and re-configured from the original double LP and be packaged in a deluxe double gatefold sleeve with a full colour, 36 page, 12x12 booklet.
robk.proboards13.com /index.cgi?board=musical&action=display&thread=1129912145   (1369 words)

 Foo Fighters aim for double album   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The next Foo Fighters album will most likely be a double album with one disc acoustic and one disc rock.
When the sessions for the album were complete, Grohl had a lot more material than just the two albums.
The album is expected to be released before the end of the year.
www.undercover.com.au /news/2004/aug04/20040821_foofighters.html   (372 words)

 Coolfer: Comment on Acceptable Album Length   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
I'll agree, IMO there are no front-to-back, fillerless double albums, including the White Album and Songs in the Key of Life.
Still, you can't argue that a lot of double albums work better as two rather than a shortened one.
The 'Cold Roses' double CD coming out next week is the first of three releases he'll have this year.
www.coolfer.com /cgi-bin/mt/mt-comments.cgi?entry_id=1808   (535 words)

 BLABBERMOUTH.NET - AC/DC Guitarist ANGUS YOUNG: Next Album May Be A Double
It should be a double album, since it'll be six or seven (if we're lucky) years since their last album, which is by far the biggest gap in the band's history.
a double dose of AC/DC is better than a single disc from those horrible bands that pass for metal today.you know the ones where the singer doesn't sing but grunts and growls the kind of bands fucktards like rich376 and volkof listem to.
The only issue there is, they would have to tour after each album, and the way they hit the road, that would basically be a back to back tour.
www.roadrunnerrecords.com /blabbermouth.net/news.aspx?mode=Article&newsitemID=41449   (1726 words)

 Amazon.com: Steal This Double Album: Music: Coup   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
That second album picked up exactly where the first left off, but it was his third album: "Steal This Album" that totally mesmerized me. It came out my first year in Law School.
This album is full of similarly incisive critiques of a variety of life's rigged trials.
Steal This [Double] Album was the very first Coup album I've picked up and I enjoyed it from beginning to end.
www.amazon.com /Steal-This-Double-Album-Coup/dp/B000069CLP   (1885 words)

 Best Double Album? - ateaseweb.com | radiohead message board   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The best double album is the Beatles white album with Dylan Blonde on Blonde a close second.
I have recently decided that Double Nickels is one of the 10 greatest albums ever made.
The rest are all overrated, and would be better as single albums.
www.ateaseweb.com /mb/index.php?showtopic=30802   (1074 words)

 RHCP Prepare Double Album | News @ Ultimate-Guitar.Com
He plays rather economically on the Pepper's studio albums as to not ruin the songs, but on their Live at Slane Castle DVD he really "wanks off" and shows his chops.
The only slight problem about the new album is that it's gonna be sooo huge that the media's gonna kill it.
A double disk by them is bound to have some good stuff on it.
www.ultimate-guitar.com /news/upcoming_releases/rhcp_prepare_double_album.html   (5722 words)

 TeenMusic.com - New Album Will Double Church's Fortune - Charlotte CHurch
Welsh singer Charlotte Church will double her fortune with the release of her first pop album - even if it's a failure.
The Voice Of An Angel beauty is concerned fans of her opera and classical discs will be alienated by her switch to R+b, but industry insiders predict she will still double the $9.5 million fortune she gained access to on her 18th birthday last year.
She's likely to be earning at least $1 to $1.50 for each album sold, more considering she's written and co-written some songs.
www.teenmusic.com /d.asp?r=89977&cat=1020   (280 words)

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