This week, while prepping my planned playlist of songs from Broadway musicals, I realized I just wasn’t feeling it. I wanted something loud, unashamed, and unapologetic. I wanted something with crushing guitars. A playlist that played at maximum volume will make the neighbors mad. So while the Broadway playlist will happen (maybe even next week), this week’s playlist is about making your ears bleed. This is a playlist you should play as loud as your environment allows.
Coincidently, almost exactly a year ago, I put out a playlist dedicated to loud, unashamed, rock and roll called It Will Get Loud. So with that in mind I decided to name this playlist “It Will Get Loud Volume 2: Maximum Volume.” Who knows, in July 2020 I might make a volume 3. Knowing my love of loud music, I probably will.
Like I said: Maximum Volume is a playlist that you should play as loud as your environment allows. It Will Get Loud Volume 2 spans six decades and includes a variety of genres: Punk, Rock and Roll, Hair Metal, Indie Rock, and so much more! We’ve got everything from Chuck Berry to Green Day, The Beatles to Def Leppard. Screaming Females, Garbage, Soundgarden, Led Zeppelin, The Arcade Fire, Sleigh Bells, Flogging Molly…the list goes on!
So crank it to 11, and get ready to wake everyone up within a nine block radius. This is Maximum Volume!
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This week’s feature article happens to be about one of the greatest rock bands that ever existed. Strike that, one of the greatest rock bands that NEVER existed. On Friday, we publish a retrospective of the fictional band “Infant Sorrow” from the movies “Forgetting Sarah Marshall” and “Get Him To the Greek.” We look at their music objectively, and ask if Infant Sorrow would be one of the best bands on the planet if only they actually existed. Would we be screaming “The Clap” on national TV? Would we sing “Bangers, Beans and Mash” to our girlfriends? More importantly, I ask if we could forgive Aldous Snow’s arrogance and ignorance in songs such as “We Got To Do Something” and “African Child.” By the way – I included an Infant Sorrow song on Maximum Volume as a teaser. Mainly because that song just freaking rocks!
Rock on all you audioperfectionists! And I take no responsibility for any damaged stereo equipment or hearing loss caused by Maximum Volume.