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Forrest Gump OMPS, Grim Skunk, Indigo Girls, Megadeth, Subtle

Alright! Well, over the past 5 days I’ve given you 50 albums that are fanastic for late night listening, and I know there are a zillion others. I like making lists like that, fun times! So what else has been in my ears lately?

Megadeth – Greatest Hits: Back To The Start

Incredible playing, really really satisfying metal riffs, and packed to the tits with hits. A one-stop shop if you want Megadeth but don’t want to have to buy the whole discography. I’m still not sold on Mustaine’s vocals, but no matter. Super-cool tunes.

Subtle – For Hero: For Fool

However many times I play this CD, I still find things I hadn’t heard before. Weird, experimental, and he raps at super-high speeds. I’ll admit, at first I didn’t like it. But repeat listens make it worthwhile now. It’s full of effects, crazy bits all over the place. Fun!

Grimskunk – Fires Under The Road

An album chock full of punk metal rock riffs. This would make great barroom rock. Being from Québec, of course there’s a little politics on board, like America Sucks, or Vive le Québec libre (sung en français, no less), but never mind. Just throw it in, turn it up, and get your freakin’ rock on. This sounds great to me.

Indigo Girls – Indigo Girls

What a debut! I love Indigo Girls, as do we all, surely, and this one is fantastic. Closer To Fine! Damn, what an album opener. But this whole thing is brimming with hooks, guitar bliss and those wonderful harmonies. This is from 1989, but it sounds timeless, born of that folk tradition that always just is.

Various – Forrest Gump OST/OMPS/Soundtrack

If ever there was a movie in the 90s that was huge on story but still dominated by music, it’s this one. And this soundtrack blows the mind, excellent song selections melded indelibly with scenes and events. We saw this film in the theaters, and when it was done and we were enthusing about the songs and how they fit so well, my Dad said “there was music?” Yes, Dad, there was music. Haha.

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