Sometimes, you just have to ask the hard question. The really hard question. If you had to pick out one recorded National Health song to be your proclaimed favourite, which one would it be?
To make it all nice and organized, I’ve created a helpful poll with the tracklists of their studio albums and the archive release Missing Pieces. There you can place your vote and you’re even allowed to re-vote and change your mind should it be necessary in the future.
There are so many good songs to choose from, The Bryden Two-Step (For Amphibians), The Collapso, Portrait of a Shrinking Man, Binoculars, Agrippa, Brujo, Clocks and Clouds .. But my vote now will go to the first National Health song I ever heard and still can’t get tired of, the epic Tenemos Roads, the band’s longest piece and opener to their debut album. The band sounds great and I just can’t get enough of Amanda Parsons voice .. and it’s a Dave Stewart composition and, when it comes to composing music, he’s the man.
Agree or disagree?
Theocracy is a band that I have been following for quite a while, ever since my last.fm introduced me to them. If it wasn’t the instrumentals that this band creates, it’s the vocals, they are beyond fantastic. Anyway, I don’t want to say too much.
This band is definitely deserving of a continuously growing fan base, especially in the prog region. I stumbled upon this band by accident through last.fm, and it wasn’t long until I had their entire discography in my collection. One of the finest examples of progressive rock out there right now. Even if there are aspects where it doesn’t seem to be of a typical progressive rock band, they still have their moments where it’s very subtle prog, but also done very well. Some of said that they can be easily comparable to The Smashing Pumpkins, in that I can agree, just subtract the whiny vocals.
Ever heard of the American pop / rock band Sparks? Yes? No? Join in on our Sparks discussion on the forums.
One of the finest examples of pop rock I’ve heard in a long while. Or synth pop. Or Rock. I guess it just depends on the album you’re listening to. Anyway, I would consider this to be an acquired taste. Though, it didn’t take me long to enjoy them.