Posts tagged “Slayer

Colin’s Collection: The Class of 2010

My last Colin’s Collection post was written about a year ago, around the time I picked up Spoon’s Transference. Over the past 12 months I’ve added quite a bit of music to the ol’ collection, though not as much as plenty of other people. I’ve seen posts by random people who don’t work for music magazines or professional music blogs who have more albums in their “favorites of the year” lists than I bought all year, period. Also, I’m one of those weirdos who still likes to have a physical copy of an album and doesn’t download much music at all.

Spoon's liner notes: Proof that I'm not the only weirdo.

So aside from the aforementioned Transference, what other music did I pick up in 2010? Don’t touch that dial — or mouse… or whatever… because the list is coming up after the jump.

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Sept. 18, 2009: Show #24

All right! The new semester is well underway, and I’ve got another playlist to post here for you all. Twenty-four shows, man. And I somehow still haven’t completely run out of ideas for Top 5 lists! Which reminds me… it’s been a really long time since the last time I posted a Top 5 writeup. Maybe I’ll get around to doing it this weekend. It would make more sense for me to post the next one some time in December, seeing as how it was a Christmas special, but I’d rather just post them in the order they were aired. Makes it easier for me to keep track of which ones I’ve done and which ones I haven’t done. I might get around to finally posting it here soon… but until then, sit tight.

Also, before I begin, I would like to dedicate this playlist to the one and only Jack Bauer, what with this being the 24th show and all.

Jack Bauer is the only man to have ever survived a roundhouse kick to the face from Chuck Norris. True story.

Jack Bauer is the only man to have ever survived a roundhouse kick to the face from Chuck Norris. True story.

And now, on with the playlist!

1. Foo Fighters, “In Your Honor” (In Your Honor)

2. Radiohead, “Just” (The Bends)

3. The Fall Of Troy, “Oh! The Casino!” (Manipulator)

4. We Are Scientists, “Lousy Reputation” (With Love And Squalor)

5. Pavement, “Passat Dream” (Brighten The Corners)

6. Interpol, “Rest My Chemistry” (Our Love To Admire)

7. Modest Mouse, “Florida” (We Were Dead Before The Ship Even Sank)

8. Arctic Monkeys, “Brianstorm” (Favourite Worst Nightmare)

9. Early Man, “Four Walls” (Closing In)

10. High On Fire, “Cometh Down Hessian” (Blessed Black Wings)

11. Metallica, “For Whom The Bell Tolls” (Ride The Lightning)

12. Mastodon, “Naked Burn” (Leviathan)

13. Slayer, “Reborn” (Reign In Blood)

14. Gojira, “Backbone” (From Mars To Sirius)

15. The Sword, “Under The Boughs” (Gods Of The Earth)

16. Minus The Bear, “Women We Haven’t Met Yet” (Highly Refined Pirates)

17. The Whigs, “I Got Ideas” (Mission Control)

18. Kings Of Leon, “Pistol Of Fire” (Aha Shake Heartbreak)

19. Cave In, “Anchor” (Antenna)

20. Deerhunter, “Focus Group” (Weird Era Continued)

21. The Decemberists, “Yankee Bayonet (I Will Be Home Then)” (The Crane Wife)

22. U2, “Staring At The Sun” (Pop)

23. Muse, “Supermassive Black Hole” (Black Holes & Revelations)

24. The National, “Slow Show” (Boxer)

25. Bloc Party, “Pioneers” (Silent Alarm)

26. Queens Of The Stone Age, “Go With The Flow” (Songs For The Deaf)

27. My Morning Jacket, “One Big Holiday” (It Still Moves)

28. Radiohead, “There There (The Boney King Of Nowhere)” (Hail To The Thief)

One last thing: I’d like to thank my parents for sending me a copy of the new RX Bandits album Mandala for my birthday. I’d been looking all over for that album, having just gotten into the band over the summer, and couldn’t find it. Oh, and thanks to everyone who listened to the show tonight as well. Keep tuning in every Friday from 4-6 p.m. on WMUC2, and keep watching this space.


May 15, 2009: Show #22

Here it is, folks… the last of my playlists from the 2008-09 school year. An emotional moment, I know. But I plan to be back for the Fall ’09 semester, having submitted my returning DJ application today. So far I’m thinking my biggest issue will be thinking up ideas for new Top 5 lists. If you’ve got any ideas for lists, I’m all ears. Check the Top 5 page on this site so you’ll know which lists I’ve already done — I’d rather not repeat myself, after all.

Anyway, here’s the playlist from May 15, 2009.

1. Mastodon, “Quintessence” (Crack The Skye)

2. Intronaut, “Australopithecus” (Prehistoricisms)

3. Slayer, “Dissident Aggressor” (South Of Heaven)

4. Metallica, “Escape” (Ride The Lightning)

5. Baroness, “O’Appalachia” (Red Album)

6. Between The Buried And Me, “Prequel To The Sequel” (Colors)

7. High On Fire, “Fury Whip” (Death Is This Communion)

8. The Sword, “March Of The Lor” (Age Of Winters)

9. At The Drive-In, “Mannequin Republic” (Relationship Of Command)

10. Green Day, “Peacemaker” (21st Century Breakdown)

11. Queens Of The Stone Age, “Auto Pilot” (Rated R)

12. Radiohead, “Where I End And You Begin (The Sky Is Falling In)” (Hail To The Thief)

13. My Morning Jacket, “Two Halves” (Evil Urges)

14. Minus The Bear, “Fulfill The Dream” (Menos El Oso)

15. Interpol, “Next Exit” (Antics)

16. Pavement, “Starlings Of The Slipstream” (Brighten The Corners)

17. Foo Fighters, “Miracle” (In Your Honor)

18. Kings Of Leon, “Revelry” (Only By The Night)

19. Blur, “No Distance Left To Run” (13)

20. The National, “Racing Like A Pro” (Boxer)

21. Weezer, “The Good Life” (Pinkerton)

22. Bloc Party, “Rhododendrons” (“Hunting For Witches” single)

23. Nirvana, “You Know You’re Right” (Nirvana)

24. The Beatles, “Eleanor Rigby” (Revolver)

25. Radiohead, “No Surprises” (OK Computer)

Well, that covers it for all the playlist posts. Be sure to watch this space for updates about next semester’s show times, and also for all the Internet-only content.


Capitalism at its finest

“Capitalism has made it this way — old-fashioned fascism will TAKE IT AWAY!!!!!!!!!!!”

— Marilyn Manson, “The Beautiful People”

I’m going to be pretty busy this week (two papers due Tuesday, a final exam paper due Friday, another final exam paper due Monday) so I won’t be able to update this blog as much as I would like. And you know what that means — it’s time for another filler post about music I’ve recently added to my collection. Like I said the last time I wrote a post like this, buying music will save the economy.

Trust me on this. I took a course in microeconomics back in my freshman year here at the University of Maryland and got a B. I know what I’m talking about. I’m totally qualified to discuss resolutions to the current economic crisis. If the 24-hour news networks ever stop panicking about swine flu and get back to panicking about the economy, I’m available for interviews. Now if I could just find my lecture notes from that class, I’d really be in business!

Hey, look at that! I made a pun! EVERYONE LAUGH AT MY CLEVER PUN! Otherwise I will be more depressed than I was earlier today when I found out that Megan Fox has no interest in guys under the age of 30. (She’s the girl from Michael Bay’s kind of crappy Transformers movie who made out with Shia “I Should Legally Change My Name To Oedipus” LaBeouf on top of that Camaro.)

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March 27, 2009: Show #16

Hey everyone. I haven’t updated much lately. Unfortunately, I’ve had some problems with my computer lately. Not quite Blue Screen of Death problems, but more like Blue Screen of Comatose. I only get a black screen now. I’ve had this problem before and the computer was eventually fixed, so hopefully I’ll be able to get that taken care of soon. And it actually went black minutes before I was about to do the very show I’m writing about now, so this playlist was pretty much all from memory. Here we go.

1. Radiohead, “Maquiladora” (“High & Dry”/”Planet Telex” EP)

2. My Morning Jacket, “Anytime” (Z)

3. Jimi Hendrix, “Crosstown Traffic” (Electric Ladyland)

4. Muse, “City Of Delusion” (Black Holes & Revelations)

5. The Sword, “Winter’s Wolves” (Age Of Winters)

6. Between The Buried And Me, “Informal Gluttony” (Colors)

7. High On Fire, “Turk” (Death Is This Communion)

8. Mastodon, “Divinations” (Crack The Skye)

9. Metallica, “Fight Fire With Fire” (Ride The Lightning)

10. Iron Maiden, “The Trooper” (Piece Of Mind)

11. The Dillinger Escape Plan, “Horse Hunter” (Ire Works)

12. Slayer, “Altar Of Sacrifice” (Reign In Blood)

13. Danzig, “Mother” (Danzig)

14. Nine Inch Nails, “1,000,000” (The Slip)

15. TV On The Radio, “DLZ” (Dear Science)

16. At The Drive-In, “Invalid Litter Dept.” (Relationship Of Command)

17. The Whigs, “1000 Wives” (Mission Control)

18. The National, “So Far Around The Bend” (Dark Was The Night compilation)

19. Bloc Party, “Banquet” (Silent Alarm)

20. Snow Patrol, “Warmer Climate” (Eyes Open bonus track)

21. Minus The Bear, “Patiently Waiting” (Planet Of Ice bonus disc)

22. Thrice, “Digital Sea” (The Alchemy Index — Vol. 2: Water)

23. Radiohead, “Kid A” (Kid A)

24. The Walkmen, “Blizzard Of ’96” (Everyone Who Pretended To Like Me Is Gone)

And just because I’ve had computer problems lately doesn’t mean I can’t do my show anymore, so keep tuning in every Friday from 6-8 p.m. on WMUC2, join my Facebook group, and of course keep watching this space.


Feb. 20, 2009: Show #13

Hey everybody. Sorry I haven’t updated much this week. I’ve had approximately 10,642 papers to write. Ah, the joys of becoming an English major this late in your college career…

Anyway, here’s my playlist from last week’s show. I’m going to try to post some new download files too, but I haven’t been able to get the two-hour shows up yet. And don’t forget to listen to my show on Friday at 6 p.m. — shameless plug, I know, but then again that’s kind of the purpose of this blog, isn’t it?

1. Nirvana, “Scentless Apprentice” (In Utero)

2. Kings Of Leon, “Be Somebody” (Only By The Night)

3. At The Drive-In, “Chanbara” (In/Casino/Out)

4. Dead Confederate, “Start Me Laughing” (Wrecking Ball)

5. The Whigs, “Technology” (Give ‘Em All A Big Fat Lip)

6. Blur, “Death Of A Party” (Blur)

7. R.E.M., “Exhuming McCarthy” (Document)

8. Interpol, “Roland” (Turn On The Bright Lights)

9. Queens Of The Stone Age, “The Lost Art Of Keeping A Secret” (Rated R)

10. The Sword, “The Frost-Giant’s Daughter” (Gods Of The Earth)

11. The Dillinger Escape Plan, “Panasonic Youth” (Miss Machine)

12. Mastodon, “Workhorse” (Remission)

13. Slayer, “Criminally Insane” (Reign In Blood)

14. Between The Buried And Me, “Foam Born: (B) The Decade Of Statues” (Colors)

15. High On Fire, “Hung, Drawn And Quartered” (Surrounded By Thieves)

16. The Fall Of Troy, “Chapter IV: Enter The Black Demon” (Phantom On The Horizon)

17. Rancid, “Fall Back Down” (Indestructible)

18. Green Day, “Whatsername” (American Idiot)

19. Alkaline Trio, “Time To Waste” (Crimson)

20. Radiohead, “15 Step” (In Rainbows)

21. Bloc Party, “This Modern Love” (Silent Alarm)

22. Joy Division, “Love Will Tear Us Apart” (Substance)

23. Matthew Sweet, “Thought I Knew You” (Girlfriend)

24. Garbage, “Special” (Version 2.0)

25. Muse, “Falling Away With You” (Absolution)

26. Ben Folds Five, “Song For The Dumped” (Forever And Ever Amen)

27. Coldplay, “The Scientist” (A Rush Of Blood To The Head)


Top 5 Scariest Songs In My Collection

(originally aired on Nov. 7, 2008 — the Halloween special)

Hi, everybody! (Hi, Dr. Nick!)

Did you all have a fun and romantic Valentine’s Day? Did you get to spend some quality time with your sweetheart? Take him/her out to dinner, maybe see a movie, trade cutesy little gifts, that sort of thing? Are you still on a high from a weekend full of love and happiness?

I hope so…

Because I’m about to completely obliterate that high.

For my Halloween special back in November (I would have done this on Halloween, but I was in Philadelphia for the World Series parade), I decided to count down the five scariest songs I possess in my collection. Some of these songs made the list for creating a spooky atmosphere. Other songs are here for their lyrical concepts. And there might be one or two that are able to effectively combine the two. Brace yourselves, everyone.

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Nov. 7, 2008: Show #5 – Halloween Special!

Here’s the playlist for my Nov. 7, 2008 show on WMUC2. Originally this playlist was supposed to air on Halloween, but then the Phillies had to go and win the World Series and have the parade on Halloween. And I wasn’t missing that for the world — it was the first time I’d ever seen any of my teams win anything. So rather than scrap the “Halloween special” idea, I decided to just do it a week late. Hey, if The Simpsons can get away with a late Halloween special every year, then so can I!

1. High On Fire, “Devilution” (Blessed Black Wings)

2. Early Man, “Death Is The Answer” (Closing In)

3. Rancid, “Ghost Band” (Indestructible)

4. Vampire Weekend, “A-Punk” (Vampire Weekend)

5. Bloc Party, “Hunting For Witches” (A Weekend In The City)

6. The Beatles, “Helter Skelter” (The White Album)

7. The Clash, “Four Horsemen” (London Calling)

8. TV On The Radio, “Wolf Like Me” (Return To Cookie Mountain)

9. Baroness, “The Birthing” (Red Album)

10. Black Sabbath, “Paranoid” (Paranoid)

11. Warren Zevon, “Warewolves Of London” (Excitable Boy)

12. Garbage, “#1 Crush” (‘Romeo + Juliet’ Soundtrack)

13. At The Drive-In, “Sleepwalk Capsules” (Relationship Of Command)

14. Iron Maiden, “Run To The Hills” (The Number Of The Beast)

15. Incubus, “Rogues” (Light Grenades)

16. Interpol, “Evil” (Antics)

17. Kings Of Leon, “Black Thumbnail” (Because Of The Times)

18. Probot, “Shake Your Blood” (Probot)

19. Muse, “Hyper Music” (Origin Of Symmetry)

20. Mastodon, “March Of The Fire Ants” (Remission)

21. Opeth, “The Lotus Eater” (Watershed)

22. Queens Of The Stone Age, “Mosquito Song” (Songs For The Deaf)

23. Metallica, “Ride The Lightning” (Ride The Lightning)

24. Radiohead, “The Amazing Sounds Of Orgy” (“Pyramid Song” single)

25. Aphex Twin, “Come To Daddy” (Come To Daddy)

26. Slayer, “Raining Blood” (Reign In Blood)


Hey, big spender!

Dig this blender! Rainbow suspenders! Speeeeeeeeeeeeeend some dough at table three!

(I love The Simpsons.)

So here’s a list of all the albums I’ve added to my collection since the start of the fall semester (from late August until today)…

The Beatles: Revolver, Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, Let It Be, Magical Mystery Tour, The White Album

Metallica: Kill ‘Em All, Ride The Lightning, Master Of Puppets

The Walkmen: Everyone Who Pretended To Like Me Is Gone

The Whigs: Give ‘Em All A Big Fat Lip, Mission Control

We Are Scientists: Brain Thrust Mastery

Minus The Bear: Highly Refined Pirates

Bloc Party: A Weekend In The City, Intimacy

Spoon: Kill The Moonlight

Slayer: Reign In Blood

Foo Fighters: There Is Nothing Left To Lose

Radiohead: Pablo Honey

Kings Of Leon: Only By The Night, Youth And Young Manhood

U2: Achtung Baby, Zooropa

Snow Patrol: A Hundred Million Suns

The National: Alligator

My Morning Jacket: It Still Moves

TV On The Radio: Dear Science

So you’re probably wondering how the hell I haven’t gone broke yet. And to be perfectly frank, so am I. Thank God for CD + Game Exchange — you can get used CDs for super cheap. I once got nine (9!) albums there for a whopping total of $54. You can’t even buy half that much music anywhere else for $54. I got two of them for my birthday in September and three of them just the other day as a late Christmas present for me. If there’s one thing I know how to do, it’s make myself happy.

(Insert Beavis and Butt-head joke here.)