My brother was the bigger Mariah Carey fan, but I have to say I listened to 1997’s Butterfly a lot. My favorite tracks were “Honey,” “My All,” and “Breakdown.”
I was not a huge Asking Alexandria fan until the self-titled album, released in 2017 — in fact, I rather detested them after seeing them open for Avenged Sevenfold in 2011. Therefore, I totally missed Danny’s first solo album. But when I was doing one of my new music posts, I stumbled across the video for “Best Bad Habit,” and I really dug the song, so I decided to give Shades of Blue a shot. This album is really good. I highly recommend it.
I remember my best friend having a few Julien-K tracks on her computer years ago, but it was only recently that I heard “Systeme de Sexe” — and that was what made me choose 2009’s Death to Analog as album of the week.
I know Lindemann just released their second album (F&M), but I have such a soft spot for their 2015 debut, Skills in Pills, which is why I chose it as album of the week. The first song I ever heard from Lindemann was “Praise Abort,” and oddly enough, it sold me on this band. Or perhaps it is simply that Till Lindemann is half of the duo and I adore him.
With MCR playing a reunion show in December, I thought it appropriate that one of their live albums be my Album of the Week. I chose The Black Parade Is Dead! for a couple of reasons, including the fact that I love The Black Parade anyway, and also that I saw them on that tour!
It’s the week of Halloween! This is the perfect time to bring your attention to 2008’s Nightmare Revisited, a collection of Danny Elfman songs — composed for the movie The Nightmare Before Christmas — reimagined by contemporary artists such as Marilyn Manson, Flyleaf, and Korn.
I discovered Oomph! when one of their videos popped up while I was watching Rammstein on YouTube. I have since delved deep into their discography and this week, I give you 1998’s Unrein as my featured album.