Saturday, November 25, 2017

ImpOp Music Playlist December 2017 Edition: 35 Tracks To End The Year

Apathy, OC, Marvalyss “Winter Winds”

Awolnation "Passion"

Black Pistol Fire "Speak of the Devil"

Black Rebel Motorcycle Club “Little Thing Gone Wild”

Error37 “She Saw Flesh As A Flaw”

Goldfinger “A Million Miles”

J Roddy Walston And The Business “The Wanting”

Jake Bugg “Burn Alone”

Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit “Last of My Kind”

Jessica Lea Mayfield "Sorry is Gone"

JD McPherson “Lucky Penny”

The Killers “Run For Cover”

The Last Gang "Sing For Your Supper"

Liam Gallagher “For What It’s Worth”

Manchester Orchestra “The Maze”

Marilyn Manson “We Know Where You Live”

Mastodon “Toe To Toes”

Nothing More “Don’t Stop”

A Perfect Circle “The Doomed” 

Portugal. The Man “Keep On”

Pulley “Different”

Rancid “This Is Not The End”

Rise Against “How Many Walls”

The Shins “It’s Only Life”

Shoddy Blacktooth “Human Race”

Stars “Fluorescent Light”

Teenage Bottlerocket “Alien Motion 

10 Years “Novacaine" 

Theory of a Deadman “Rx” 

Trivium "The Sin And The Sentence"

311 “Perfect Mistake” 

We Came As Romans "Cold Like War"

Wednesday 13 “Omen Amen”

The White Buffalo “I Am The Moon” 

Wolf Alice "Beautifully Unconventional"

Thursday, November 02, 2017

Weezer Pacific Daydream: ImpOp Album Review

Wow, Weezer’s Pacific Daydream is a terrible album! ImpOp has followed Weezer ever since they dropped the “blue album” in 1994, and even supported them in concert. Rivers Cuomo has just mailed it in with the bands awful 11th studio album. Is there any point to this album or are they just writing about random things that come into their purview? This is the softest least interesting basic pop by numbers attempt the band has ever generated.

Remember when Cuomo penned this little ditty back in 2014?

“Back To the Shack”

Sorry guys, I didn’t realize that I needed you so much,
I thought I’d get a new audience, I forgot that disco sucks,
I ended up with nobody and I started feeling dumb,
Maybe I should play the lead guitar and Pat should play the drums,

Take me back, back to the shack,
Back to the start with the lightning strap,
Kick in the door, more hardcore,
Rockin’ out like it’s ’94,
Let’s turn up the radio,
Turn off those stupid singing shows,
I know where we need to go,
Back to the shack

Well guess what, Rivers forgot about what he wrote then and went completely garbage pop for Pacific Daydream.

The 1st track, “Mexican Fender” is a soft chime filled affair trying to be a summer ballad. It’s not. It’s just a lame Cuomo fantasy without soul or purpose. 

"Feels Like Summer" is an ear piercing painful experience. It physically hurts to listen to. 

ImpOp are devoted Beach Boys fans but if Weezer were trying to honor the boys on the song “Beach Boys,” they failed. The lyrics are garbage and it sounds more like a 21 Pilots tribute than anything. 

The other 6 tracks on the album are just a bad or worse save for the lone decent track on the album, "Get Right." 

In the end, Pacific Daydream is an overproduced nightmare without substance or rock n’ roll. We have no problem with bands experimenting, but this is the absolute worst album Weezer has ever done. Do not buy it, stream it, or ingest it in any way. Shame on you guys! It’s an errant money grab with near 50 year olds trying to gain entrance to the Taylor Swift world.

Weezer Pacific Daydream D-
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Friday, October 20, 2017

ImpOp Music Playlist October / November 2017 Edition: 36 Tracks For Fall

AFI “White Offerings”

Beartooth “Rock Is Dead”

CKY “Replaceable” 

Dan Auerbach “Show Me”

The Dirty Heads & Tech N9ne “Burn Slow”

Dropkick Murphys “Out Of Our Heads”

Ezra Furman “Restless Year”

Father John Misty “When The God of Love Returns There’ll Be Hell To Pay

Flogging Molly “The Bride Wore Black”

Foster The People “Lotus Eater”

Gogol Bordello “If I Ever Get Home Before Dark”

Green Day “Too Dumb To Die”

Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit “Cumberland Gap”

Josh Ritter “Love Is Making Its Way Back Home”

Justin Townes Earle “Champagne Corolla”

Lukas Nelson “Set Me Down On A Cloud”

The Mavericks “Ride With Me”

Manchester Orchestra “The Gold”

Millencolin “Bring Me Home”

Moby & The Void Pacific Choir “Erupt & Matter”

Nine Inch Nails “Not Anymore”

Nothing More “Let Em Burn”

Portugal. The Man “Feel It Still”

Powerman 5000 “Sid Vicious In A Dress”

Pulley “No ‘I’ In Team”

Rancid “Cold, Cold, Blood”

Rise Against “House on Fire”

Seether “Let You Down”

The Shins “Dead Alive”

Shoddy Blacktooth “Nothing Could Be Better Than This”

Teenage Bottlerocket “Walking The Yard”

311 “Forever Now” 

12 Foot Ninja “One Hand Killing”

Waters “Molly Is A Babe” 

Wavves “Dreams of Grandeur”

Wednesday 13 “Something Wicked This Way Comes”

Monday, September 04, 2017

ImpOp Music Playlist August / September 2017 Edition: 33 Tracks!

Anti-Flag “Racists” (punk)
Its times like these under the Trump regime that we need more inspirational music like this. "You don't get a pass, get a pass for your ignorance."
Their new album American Fall, will be released 11/3/17.

Atmosphere “Like A Fire” (rap)

Avenged Sevenfold “Dose” (metal)
Let's be honest, AX7's newest album The Stage, was a disappointing concept album. The ambitions were lofty but fans were left with meandering songs that were too long to listen to. To counter the disappointment of fans, AX7 did what most bands do in this situation. They release a lot of bonus material and cover songs to make up for the dismal effort. They released a covers of Mr. Bungle's "Retrovertigo" and the Beach Boys' "God Only Knows" but it was their original effort, "Dose" that was spectacular!

Bleached “Sour Candy” (rock)

Blink-182 “Built This Pool (punk)
The best 0:17 love song you've ever heard. And that, is an ImpOp guarantee.

The Coathangers “Follow Me” (punk)

Combichrist “My Life My Rules” (metal)

Dan Auerbach “Shine on Me” (indie)

The Dead South “In Hell I’ll Be In Good Company” (country)

The Dirty Heads “Red Lights” (rock)

Dropkick Murphys “Rebels With A Cause” (punk)

Error37 “Let Us Duel” (metal)

Flogging Molly “There’s Nothing Left Pt.1” (indie)

Gogol Bordello “Saboteur Blues” (indie)

Goldfinger “Who’s Laughing Now” (punk)

Guttermouth “A Boy And His Love Gun” (punk)
Lead singer Mark Adkins is pretty much an insane person. He partied the early years of Guttermouth away and even ended up penniless in Mexico, but he's back now and he's much better. Anywho, he's reunited the boys and they are killing it with two new albums about politics, religion, and cocks.

Jason Isbell And The 400 Unit “White Man’s World” (country)

The Lippies “As We Fall” (punk)

The Mavericks “Easy As It Seems” (country)

Nine Inch Nails “Less Than” (rock)

Nothing More “Go To War” (rock)

Portugal. The Man “Easy Tiger” (indie)

Rancid “Buddy” (punk)

Rise Against “Welcome To The Breakdown” (punk)
ImpOp has loved RA for a longtime now but their last album, The Black Market, was pure garbage and the fans rightfully hated it! The political punkers are never going to reach the artistic level of their earliest work, but how could they? The band simply reached a creative level most groups cannot even fathom, and they are expected to remain there forever. Its not possible but the good news is here, Wolves is a solid album! Try this track and see if you rejoin the throng.

Seether “I’ll Survive” (rock)

The Shins “Mildenhall” (indie)

Shoddy Blacktooth “God Damnit I Ain’t You” (indie)

Stars “Privilege” (indie)
Teenage Bottlerocket “No Hugging No Learning” (punk)

Tyler, The Creator “I Ain’t Got Time” (rap)

12 Foot Ninja “Invincible” (rock)

Wednesday 13 “Ghoul of My Dreams” (rock)

Sunday, September 03, 2017

The GOON Movies

The comedy/action movies starring Seann William Scott called Goon, and Goon: Last of the Enforcers are highly underrated movies. 

ImpOp has never been hockey fans but sports movies, in general, are great, and these are no exception.

A ton of face punching, blood spattering fun with a heart of gold. Seriously, the protagonist is a simple man but the cast of hilarious fuck-ups add all the spice you'll need. There is a bit of plot of course, but not enough to get in the way of the violence and blood so no worries. 

Look for cameo appearances from Letterkenny and the Trailer Park Boys

Thursday, August 03, 2017

Aquaman Reigns With New Creative Team

Aquaman has long been one of ImpOp's favorite comic book character but there has been a lull in the book's recent run (no offense to writer Dan Abnett and artist Scot Eaton). The art has been decent but not up to the standards that should be attributed to a character the level of Aquaman. If the king of the seven seas is on par with the likes of his fellow Justice League members, he should be treated as such. Now, artist Stjepan Sejic has stepped in at issue #25, and his gorgeous pencils have made the Aquaman book elite once again hearkening back to the days when Ivan Reis when teamed with stellar writer Geoff Johns

Arthur Curry has been betrayed by his people of Atlantis and is presumed dead (killed by his own guardsman Murk). His longtime love Mera is waging her own war on the underseas world in defense of her man, while throne usurper King Corum Rath builds his new kingdom. Aquaman is hiding out in the slums of the Drift and has encountered a new ally in the silent Dolphin (in her 1st appearance since DC's Rebirth).

Aquaman is also slowly changing his look from the traditional to a style more akin to the upcoming version in the Justice League movie played by Jason Mamoa. Things are looking up for Aquaman even when he is down. Aquaman issue #25 is the perfect jumping on point as the character is building up to a long rumored big crossover story, "Rise of the Seven Seas," by Geoff Johns and Ivan Reis. 

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Famous Women Who Have Improved With Age

1. Michelle Pfeiffer (58)

58! The woman is 58! She looks better than most 20 year olds for shit's sake! Fucking 58? Unreal. Watch The Hollywood Knights from 1980, and then in 2007's Stardust. Well, just look at her in the 2000's and skip the awful fantasy adventure movie. 

2. Jennifer Aniston (48)

She was always attractive and beloved on the terrible TV show Friends, but as Aniston has neared 50, she has become twice as beautiful. How is that even possible? Also, there is this... 
It's an awful invasion of privacy but ImpOp watches it daily.

3. Charlize Theron (41)

Timeless, absolutely timeless. The woman is simply a genetic freak who may live a thousand years and still never age. 

4. Marisa Tomei (52)

The woman who broke "them" out in Slums of Beverly Hills, to the woman in The Wrestler, Marisa has never lost her alluring figure. She also shows off the girls in Loverboy, Untamed Heart, Factotum, and a ton in Before The Devil Knows You're Dead. God bless this uninhibited woman.

5. Heather Graham (47)

Did anyone else think Heather was in her 30's? The lady is 47! ImpOp would kill your entire family to have her pee on us.

6. Alyssa Milano (44)

At 44, she's long escaped "teen idol hell" and only improved as she aged. Who cares if she was never in a good movie. She really shined in Embrace of the Vampire and Poison Ivy II: Lily showing her best acting skills.

7. Jaime Pressly (40)

The youngest woman on our list, Jaime looks as hot as her 27 year old sister Margot Robbie. She's had multiple kids and her tummy is still as flat as RC Cola.

8. Salma Hayek (50)

ImpOp would eat a trail of her shit till we met her wonderful ass. Don't act like you would not.

9. Halle Berry (50)

C'mon, of course she's on the list. 

10. Christina Applegate (45)

Kelly Bundy was never ImpOp's thang as we were more Samantha Micelli fans. Then, Christina caught our eyes again when she became Veronica Corningstone in Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy, and realized she went from slutty teen to bewitching woman. 

Honorable Mention:

Gabrielle Union (44), Julia Louis-Dreyfus (56), Naomi Watts (48), Sandra Bullock (52) and Stacey Dash (50) would have made the list if'n she wasn't a Republican.