Website: http://thornbrainmusic.wordpress.com
Interest: Listening to and critiquing music, playing guitar and bass

About Thornbrain:

I'm a music lover and critic. I'd like to make a career out of music criticism, should recording and producing not come to fruition, but at this point it's just a hobby. I incorporate both a .5 - 5 star rating system and letter grades to focus the final rating. This is because some albums may earn a 5/5, but aren't necessarily perfect; for that they might also earn an A-, or just an A if it's something minuscule that annoys me. The grades and stars are specific and nonspecific ratings, respectively. Punk is essentially my music center; I just about love everything remotely connected to punk: Post-Punk, Classic Punk, Protopunk, New Wave, Industrial, Noise. In general, Post-Punk, Experimental, and general Avant-Garde tends to be my favorite music. I love the Clash and they are likely to be a huge influence for me as I explore recording music, particularly their eponymous debut and the eclectic madness of Sandinista!. I also like X, Dead Kennedys, and I have great respect for the Sex Pistols. Never did get into the Ramones, though. Skype: thornbrain Please tell me who you are or where you found me, or I won't reply. --Favorite Artists-- They Might be Giants Elvis Costello (and the Attractions) XTC Pink Floyd Primus The Clash Kraftwerk Public Image Ltd. David Bowie Joy Division Bauhaus Beck The Jam Peter Gabriel NEU! Gang of Four Gary Numan Rage Against the Machine Ministry Revolting Cocks The Smiths --Albums I Would Rate/Have Rated 5/5 (plus a corresponding letter grade)-- Bauhaus - Mask (A) The Beatles - Revolver (A) The Beatles - Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (A) The Beatles - Abbey Road (A-) Beck - Mellow Gold (A) Beck - Odelay (A-) Beck - Mutations (A) Can - Ege Bamyasi (A+) The Clash - The Clash [US and UK] (A) The Clash - Sandinista! (A-) Elvis Costello - My Aim is True (A+) Elvis Costello & the Attractions - This Year's Model (A) Elvis Costello & the Attractions - Armed Forces (A+) Elvis Costello & the Attractions - Get Happy (A-) Elvis Costello & the Attractions - Imperial Bedroom (A+) Elvis Costello & the Attractions - Blood & Chocolate (A) David Bowie - The Man Who Sold the World (A+) David Bowie - Station to Station (A+) David Bowie - Low (A) David Bowie - "Heroes" (A-) David Bowie - Lodger (A-) Dead Kennedys - Fresh Fruit for Rotting Vegetables (A-) Devo - Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo! (A-) The Doors - The Doors (A) Go to the blog to see everything that PunkNews wouldn't let me hold. http://thornbrainmusic.wordpress.com/2009/12/27/ratings-list/

Thornbrain's Favorite Bands

Thornbrain's Favorite Albums

Joy Division - Unknown Pleasures (Qwest)
Joy Division - Closer (Qwest)
The Damned - Machine Gun Etiquette (Chiswick)
Rage Against the Machine - Rage Against the Machine (Epic)
Elvis Costello - Get Happy!! (Columbia)
Elvis Costello - My Aim is True (Rykodisc)
The Clash - Sandinista! (Epic)
The Specials - The Specials (2 Tone / Chrysalis)
The Clash - The Clash (Epic)
Siouxsie and The Banshees - Juju (Geffen / Warner Bros.)
Talking Heads - Remain In Light (Sire)
Devo - Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo! (Warner Bros.)
X - Los Angeles (Slash)
The Police - Outlandos d\'Amour (A&M)
Sex Pistols - Never Mind the Bollocks, Hereā??s the Sex Pistols (Warner)
Television - Marquee Moon (Elektra)
The Clash - Give \'Em Enough Rope (Epic)
The Clash - London Calling (Epic)
The Clash - Combat Rock (Epic)

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