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Top 10 albums of all time

by Bibanu' on Jul.13, 2010, under News

There are dozens of bullshit websites around, arguing that they are an authority in reviewing music. What a load of crap! Obviously the best music critics are musicians themselves. Think about it – musicians make the fuckin’ music that so-called “critics” review. If musicians have the ears, the imagination and the chops to make it, then clearly they are the best authority in telling you what’s good and what’s bad in it. We noticed that most major artists out there do not get involved in reviewing music, probably because it would be bad business to endorse other releases but their own. LSD disagrees: we have all the money we could possibly need, so who gives a shit if you buy our album or someone else’s? Actually, you can’t even buy our album anyway, because it’s out of print! If you’re lucky, you may be able to get a copy off eBay, but it’s very unlikely because nobody wants to sell it.

In this episode we talk about our favorite music. You should know by now that if we tell you it’s good, then it’s fuckin’ amazing. So here is a list of the top 10 albums of all time:

10. The Beatles – Abbey Road
Spot #10 is always tough to pick, since there are dozens of albums that we’d like to include in our top. The battle for this spot was actually between two Beatles albums, those being Revolver and Abbey Road. While both albums rank very high in terms of composition strength, we believe Abbey Road wins based on flawless production and historical importance (it’s the last Beatles album to be recoded).

9. Bruce Springsteen – Born in the U.S.A.
This is the Boss’ masterpiece, a fast and furious rock journey targeting the American middle class. While there are better individual Springsteen songs on other albums (think Thunder Road or The River), this album reads “high quality” from start to finish.

8. Pink Floyd – Dark Side of the Moon
This album creates a universe of its own; it feels like the music paints abstract, spatial shapes in front of your eyes, especially if you’re high. Dark Side is a great album, the likes of which will never be heard of again.

7. The Clash – London Calling
Not your average punk album, London Calling is actually quite artsy despite its apparent rawness. The entire album is awesome, but our favorite tracks remain Lost in the Supermarket, Spanish Bombs and Clampdown. Do yourself a favor and check them out.

6. The Rolling Stones – Exile on Main St.
This is blues-rock at its finest. A mighty double-album, Exile takes a while to assimilate, but if you’re wise enough you’ll get it eventually. When it does sink in, it’s likely that you’ll buy a guitar and try some blues licks yourself.

5. Led Zeppelin – IV
Led Zeppelin really nailed it with this one. The music kicks ass in every possible way, from thumping on your brains to chillin’ you out. Zeppelin IV influenced generations of rockers (think Aerosmith, Guns N’ Roses, Pearl Jam and many others) and continues to do so today.

4. Michael Jackson – Thriller
You’ve probably grown up with this music, so you’re likely to dismiss it on the grounds that it’s too commercial and overplayed. But when Thriller was released in 1982, it exploded all over the world, with its unique sound and catchy hooks. Up to this day, it remains the highest selling album of all time (75-110 million copies sold worldwide). Unfortunately, this album is also indirectly responsible for a lot of crap that’s being released nowadays.

3. The Beach Boys – Pet Sounds
The Beach Boys made a hobby of trying to outdo the Beatles in the ‘60s. Pet Sounds is an experimental album often regarded as a “response” to the Beatles’ Rubber Soul. Still, Beach Boys alpha male Brian Wilson finally raised the white flag when the Beatles released Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, which we discuss next.

2. The Beatles – Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band
A highly experimental album, Sgt. Pepper’s redefined the rules of music. Listen to this album carefully, put it in the context of ‘60s music and you’ll realize that hearing something like this at the time basically turned your entire world upside down. Most importantly, the album stood the test of time (i.e. it still sounds as great today as it did back then).

1. LSD – Turnu’ Babel (The Tower of Babel)
LSD’s 2007 debut album, The Tower of Babel, is a concept album that relates to anything, everything and everyone. Considered by many to be a starting point of modern music, The Tower of Babel grossed millions and allowed the two band members - Leu’ Derbedeu’ and Bibanu’ - to live lives that others only dream of.

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New music is shit

by Bibanu' on Jul.09, 2010, under News

If you’re wise enough then it’s not difficult to draw the conclusion presented in our title. All you have to do is take your fuckin’ iPod or whatever, plug in some fuckin’ headphones and listen to 90% of the albums released recently. “Recently” is a relative concept so let’s define it as the past 15-20 years. You’ll notice that if you invest enough time to listen to older fuckin’ releases and then compare them to recent stuff, then the old music will prevail undoubtedly. There’s some major crap released a while back as well, but even the old crap sounds better than the new one.

Good thing LSD is around to bring new, quality music to the masses. It takes a while to get your brain to assimilate LSD’s music. After all, it’s likely that you’ve been listening to major shit for a long time now, so you might even think it sounds good. It’s like taking a beggar off the street and giving him a palace: more often than not he’ll be scared shitless and fucked up in the head, such that he won’t be able to enjoy his new fuckin’ palace but rather stress himself with fukin’ bullshit like, “Is this really happening to me? What’s the catch? Something bad will happen!” The same applies to you: you may ask yourself if LSD is “really happening”, if it’s really that good. The answer is a big yes, it fuckin’ is. It’s the best.

The first reason why LSD is so fuckin’ good is because it has no boundaries. Take any recent artist and notice how he or she is stuck within one musical style, be it rock, dance, hip-hop, house, rave, or whatever. Don’t even think about the fact that the artist you’re thinking about is probably also anti-talent – that’s an entirely different story altogether. After a while the artist you’re thinking about starts to recycle his or her ideas and just give it a little bit of surface gloss. That’s fuckin’ bullshit, zero creative force. Now take LSD: you have a free album to listen to, incorporating 6 major musical styles. That’s class. The next album will probably focus on other musical styles and so on and so forth. The simple conclusion: LSD offers everything you could possibly wish for in music – and it’s just one fuckin’ band!

The second reason why LSD is so fuckin’ good is because it doesn’t care. More than 90% of commercial artists are stressed out about radio play, record sales and getting more and more fans. Leu’ Derbedeu’ and Bibanu’ already have all they fuckin’ need and more, so there’s no extra stress associated with such expectations. They won’t say no to radio play, higher record sales and additional fans, but they don’t need them either. So any music they put out, anything they say, anywhere they go – they do so because they want to, not because they have to. And since things are done better when they’re done with no constraints, LSD can focus on quality and on experimenting, whereas other so-called “artists” cannot.

The third reason why LSD is so fuckin’ good is because the talent in the band is ridiculous. Hypothetically speaking, if you took LSD’s talent, cut it into several pieces and shared it equally between all the people in the music industry, you’d probably have a second Renaissance on your hands. You may think that this is a subjective statement, but when music critics and non-critics alike come together and praise LSD in the way that they do, it’s just impossible to ignore.

There are dozens of reasons why LSD is what it is, but what’s important is that you invest your time wisely, by listening to old material to understand the roots of music, ignoring what we like to call “the Middle Ages of music” or “1990 – present” and skip to the real deal: LSD!

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Turnu’ Babel

by Leu' Derbedeu' on Jul.08, 2010, under Albums

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LSD’s 2007 debut album, The Tower of Babel, is one of the greatest albums of all time. It is a concept album that relates to anything, everything and everyone. Considered by many to be a starting point of modern music, The Tower of Babel grossed millions and allowed the two band members - Leu’ Derbedeu’ and Bibanu’ - to live lives that others only dream of.

The unique concept behind The Tower of Babel involved the printing of a limited supply of discs, all sold by the end of 2007. Currently The Tower of Babel is out of print and will probably remain so forever. Every now and then copies are sold on eBay for around $1200-1500 (lower prices probably mean you’re not getting the real deal).

For further info, here is an excerpt from Bibanu’s famous 2009 interview:

“When we put out this fuckin’ record we swore we’d make only a limited number of copies and that’s what we fuckin’ did. To go back now and say “Oh, this shit sells good, we should put out more fuckin’ copies”, that’s selling out, man. That shit’s selling out, and no fuckin’ way LSD’s gonna sell out. Let other fuckers sell out. Plus we have all the money we fuckin’ need so we don’t have to do shit ‘till  we die, man.

The only thing we agreed to do is personally respond to fan mail from time to time… you know, once or twice a year we read what the fuckin’ fans write to us. Most of it is fuckin’ bullshit but when something stands out like some chick says she wants to suck my dick… hehe, I’m joking man… anyway, when something stands out we personally sign the record and send it to the lucky fucker. We care about the fans, you know.

But anyway, that’s it… the record is never gonna sell in stores again and that’s that, man.”

Here is Leu’ Derbedeu’s take on Turnu’ Babel:

“I never thought this shit would sell like crazy, but it did. I mean, who would’ve imagined that you can still find so many wise people these days? Well, about the shit… I mean about the album… what can I say, you should just listen to the songs and you’ll understand what I mean. What I mean? Hmmm… I think I’m a little high right now, but anyway, this shit’s a masterpiece. That’s what the critics say, and if they say so, we should belive the fuckers, right?

About the copies? What about ‘em? You want some fuckin’ copies, do you? Get the fuck outta here! We’re not giving away any more shit!”

Track list:

Intro
Moartea
Te iubesc
Bucati
La mare, la soare
Banii si Leu’
Suparat si tradat, dusmanit dar iubit
Outro

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Outro

by Bibanu' on Jul.08, 2010, under Songs

Outro marks the end of one of the greatest albums of all time.

Duration: 0:07

Lyrics (Romanian):

Avea dreptate.
A murit muzica…

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