Tuesday, 5 August 2014

Mineral

Here's a post that is long overdue, on one of the best bands ever that everyone should hear.


Mineral are a four-piece emo/indie band from from Houston, Texas that was around from 1994-1997. In their time, they put out two perfect albums and numerous other releases. These guys not only pioneered but mastered the indie/emo sound of that era. That influence is still felt today, with tons of amazing bands around today existing pretty much solely because of what bands like Mineral did. Other bands akin to them are Sunny Day Real Estate, Texas Is The Reason, Christie Front Drive, etc. As amazing as all those bands are, Mineral still was not exactly like them. Beautiful guitar arpeggios, poetic lyrics, melodies that hook you in, and Chris Simpson's angelic voice define Mineral's sound. I dare you to listen to their music and not chills. It won't happen. Their music hits highs that not many band's can. Their songwriting, playing style, vocals and lyrics, everything, is perfectly crafted. And that is no hyperbole. They managed to reach perfection, and will continue to stun and inspire audiences with what they made in the short time they were around. And the best part is, they are around again! In 2014, they announced a reunion tour, as well as reissues of their two album and compilation CD of all their music, some of it which has never been out before. Their legacy will be preserved for a long time, and to anyone who has yet to hear them, enjoy, and I truly mean that. Mineral is a gift to all those that get to hear them. After their initial breakup, their members formed quite a few different bands, some of the best and most notable being The Gloria Record and Pop Unknown. But still, Mineral are the legends. Enjoy.

1. Gloria
2. Parking Lot

1. Five, Eight, And Ten
2. Gloria
3. Slower
4. Dolorosa
5. 80-37
6. If I Could
7. July
8. Silver
9. Take The Picture Now
10. Parking Lot

1. Mineral - Crazy (Willie Nelson cover)
2. Jimmy Eat World - Secret Crush
3. Sense Field - Every Reason

11. Rubber Legs

3. Sadder Star

1. February
2. M.D.

1. &Serenading
2. Love My Way (Psychedelic Furs cover)

1. Lovelettertypewriter
2. Palisade
3. Gjs
4. Unfinished
5. ForIvadell
6. Wakingtowinter
7. Aletter
8. Soundslikesunday
9. &serenading
10. Thelastwordisrejoice

Disc 1
1. Five, Eight, And Ten
2. Gloria
3. Slower
4. Dolorosa
5. 80-37
6. If I Could
7. July
8. Silver
9. Take The Picture Now
10. Parking Lot
11. Rubber Legs
12. February
13. M.D.
1. Lovelettertypewriter
2. Palisade
3. Gjs
4. Unfinished
5. ForIvadell
6. Wakingtowinter
7. Aletter
8. Soundslikesunday
9. &serenading
10. Thelastwordisrejoice
11. Love My Way (Psychedelic Furs cover)
12. Crazy (Willie Nelson cover)

Note: This was released in Japan only. The upcoming discography album will contain more, and I'll upload it here as soon as I can.

7 comments:

  1. This is insane. Searched for the february/MD a long time.

    Some of my suggestions for new bands would be:

    Sunny Day Real Estate
    I Create
    Landscapes
    and The Cold Harbour.

    Keep it up! I love your page

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  2. Yes! Sunny Day Real Estate!!

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  3. THE GLORIA RECORD NEXT PLEEEEEEAAASEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  4. do you need the song "three times as shy"? i can upload it if ya do. email me panel_missions @ hotmail.com

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  5. there's an error when i tried extracting the complete collection discs 1 and 2, please check this up. I really need this album. THANK YOU very much

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  6. hope you'll post gloria record and pop unknown soon

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