What’s In Your Six Disc Changer?

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For decades passenger vehicles sold in the United States have been equipped with a six-disc CD changer to supplement the stock radio unit. There have been other quantity CD changers, as many up to 100, but the most common type will hold SIX. I don’t know why this is, and it sounds like a difficult question to Google so I’m not going to bother, but this seemingly arbitrary number has certainly shaped the way I travel in that I always have to have the best selection of compact discs on hand.

In this digital age of portable audio devices and services like BandCamp and Amazon MP3, we have the ability to listen to almost anything at any time. But imagine you are confined to having only six albums around for your listening pleasure, for the next couple of weeks. What would they be? I’ll show you mine and explain each one. To prove that I hadn’t altered the selections prior to composing this article, I snapped a photo and obtained evidence that I am in fact, a poser:

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  1. Lady Gaga – The Fame (2008): I’ve spoken multiple times about my fondness for her so here is proof that I was being authentic #noshame. Her first album isn’t my favorite, but here’s the thing: Lady Gaga seems to appeal to SO MUCH of the population, that statistically speaking I am able to satisfy most of the passengers who ride with me. This cost $5 used at the local FYE and the final song (“Summer Boy”) is worth the entire cost of the album alone:
  2. Lady GagaThe Fame Monster (2009): This was the “Buy 2 used CD’s, get the third free” CD, slightly excusing me for having three out of six albums by Lady Gaga. Eight songs, most of them were played on the radio (some played to death, i.e. “Bad Romance”). Fun fact: The Fame Monster also includes a bonus disc that happens to be [drummroll]… her first album! So now I have two The Fame CD’s, anybody want one?
  3. Lady GagaArtpop (2013): Here we go, the belle of the ball. This album is really, really good and would be approaching all-time greatness… if only it lacked one rap-like song called “Jewels and Drugs”. Favorites include “G.U.Y.”, “Donatella”, and “Swine”; all sound fantastic with a good bassy sound system.
  4. Black Crown Initiate – Selves We Cannot Forgive (2016): Oh boy, let’s just call this one my “one regret of the collection”. I was all about The Wreckage of Stars (2014) and enjoyed seeing them live, but this album takes them in a direction that I do not approve of. It’s a little slower, moodier, and more melodic; things many fans will soak up. But not this guy. I have tried it a few times, listened with an open mind, but it fails to grip me. But considering the game, I am stuck with this in my player for a while; perhaps I will come to like it over time?!
  5. Dormant OrdealWe Had It Coming (2016): Lacertilian told you all about this lovely Polish death metal band a few months ago, so I won’t recite previously said praise here and waste your time. Well, I’ll recite a small amount:

    For an unsigned band such as this, We Had It Coming is of superb quality. The musicianship, the production and above all, the songs themselves are all solid as fuck. There’s not a great deal here that I can fault. As Decapitated wane towards a groove-based lower energy state late in their career, a group of young satellite bands like Dormant Ordeal appear from their black shadowed umbra and show that Poland still kills.

    Dormant Ordeal had posted a great (or)deal on their Bandcamp site: purchase a CD of the new album We Had It Coming and receive a free copy of their previous album. They received my money and I received an album worthy of holding a spot in the six-disc changer for a period of time that has yet to be determined! Please listen to “Sleeping Grounds” right now because it is an easy 5/7:

  6. AbortedRetrogore (2016): Most of my music purchases are from smaller bands via Bandcamp, but every now and then I will really dig a band who is popular enough for FYE to stock physical copies of their material, and Aborted happens to be one of them. This highly-polished death metal album isn’t going to gain them any fans, or lose them any: it’s standard, albeit well-crafted, modern death metal. Purchasing this album was a safe bet, as I still love jamming it loudly with the windows down (passers-by be damned).

Those are the six CD’s that I am stuck with in my car, for who knows how long. For your scenario, apply the same rules. Share with us six albums that you would take with you for the next month, if they were the only things you could listen to in that span of time. The reasons are up to you (hopefully they’ll look less embarrassing than mine), but you do have to explain each one. We’ll catch up again and talk about our choices.

  • Elegant Gazing Globe

    My son’s thomas the train cd that got stuck and now none of the cds will come out or play

    • W.

      That happened in my wife’s old car with Les Miserables.

      • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

        Wow, both of the above sound horrible.

      • Elegant Gazing Globe

        did it have a label on it? that’s what got mine stuck.

        • W.

          I don’t believe so.

      • Stanley

        Torture.

      • The Tetrachord of Archytas

        That sounds les miserables than wicked at least

        • Stockhausen

          Wicked is hot garbage. Although I feel that way about most musicals.

          • The Tetrachord of Archytas

            Yeah me too. At least modern ones…I feel like every single musical I hear is jus aping that already lame sound.

            The exception is anything related to the South Park guys haha

    • Fuck that happened on my last tour. My dumb fucking band broke my disc changer in the car while I was sleeping in the back. It’s still broke! I just play cassettes now.

    • Megan Alexandra

      Omfg

  • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

    Fuck. I’m at work. I’m guessing here Pagan Altar, Obscure Evil, Bolzer, Cianide, Dissection, Mayhem………

    EDIT: This is at home. Not my car.

    EDIT: EDIT: I have an ipod classic. Has roughly 4000 songs on it. That’s for the car.

    • Man I miss the Ipod classic. I usually use my phone via bluetooth to play music in the car,but i’ve got cds there in cause the phone misbehaves as apple products do.

      • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

        The ipod classic is one of the best inventions in the last 20 years. Shame it’s gone. I dread when mine will die.

        • I’d almost be willing to pay extra to get another, but I am broke so I will suffer my inferior product.

        • God

          Mines a 4th gen 120 GB. What a fucking great little device. I’m half convinced it’s indestructible based upon the amount of times I’ve dropped it.

          • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

            Mine is 120 gig, not sure on which generation. But it fucking rules. I’m determined to max it out!

  • I don’t think I’ve ever had a car with a 6 disc changer, but The Anthropocene Extinction, Starspawn, Batushka, Krigshu, Nucleus and Promulgation of the Fall have not left my vehicle since I got them.

  • tigeraid

    Jimmy, your list makes me sad.

    Mine:

    1. BRAIN DRILL
    2. BRAIN DRILL
    3. BRAIN DRILL
    4. BRAIN DRILL
    5. Steve Vai – Flex-Able Leftovers
    6. BRAIN DRILL

  • BobLoblaw

    Leng Tch’e – The process of elimination
    Primus – They cant all be zingers
    The Mars Volta – Deloused in the comatorium
    Revocation – Chaos of forms
    Deeds of flesh – Portals to canaan
    !T.O.O.H! – Democratic solution

    • Chaos of Forms is still the best Revo album.

    • Count_Breznak

      Way to pick the only shitstain in !T.O.O.H!’s otherwise flawless career…

      • BobLoblaw

        Different strokes for different folks. I personally think its incredible. But hey, I actually listened to it more than once.

        • Count_Breznak

          I am always left wondering what went wrong when it pops up during shuffleplay. It’s really disgusting, especially the rerecordings (more like rape) of perfectly fine older songs.

          • BobLoblaw

            I like the version of Aura Ziata on that album more. Its an incredibly interesting album.

          • Ayreonaut

            Probably the one guy succumbing to schizophrenia which is heard in the chaos in the music? Idk I like to think of it that way, makes it seem more real

          • BobLoblaw

            I searched for awhile (a few minutes) for the footage of the last show they performed before calling it quits (mostly stuff from Democratic solution). It sounds great live but the only video still up of it some jackass overlayed the album audio onto. Josegallery1 (Josef Vesely’s page) took it down for some reason. End ramble.

          • Count_Breznak

            That’s the problem: The chaos is missing. Going full electro didn’t help either. Red Harvest’s singer got volatile paranoia, but they seem to actually got better after he was diagnosed.

    • !T.O.O.H! >>>>>>>>>>

    • Waynecro

      DEEDS OF FLESH!!!

  • Óðinn

    To be honest, there are Art History lectures in my car CD player right now. However, I’ve been listening to this at my desk today because Tyree mentioned it yesterday. It’s fuckin’ great…

    https://youtu.be/fbGSoUPf5p8

    Love me some D-beat.

    • Señor Jefe El Rosa

      Superb album!

  • Count_Breznak

    Dylan
    Dylan
    Dylan
    Dylan
    Dylan
    Wormed

    • Waynecro

      WORMED!!!

      • Ayreonaut

        BRAIN DRILL

        • Waynecro

          YES!!!

  • WTF, THERE’S A RADIO IN CARS WITH SIX CD SLOTS?

    • Count_Breznak

      No, you enter them one after another. It gets harder after the first one.

      • Honestly I don’t understand this.

        No irony in here.

        • ME GORAK™✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

          THIS GORAKS LOOK LIKE!!!!! PRESS NUMBER & INSERT INTO SLOT(HUH HUH HUH)
          http://thumbs1.ebaystatic.com/images/g/s0gAAOSwBnVW-pnC/s-l225.jpg

        • Count_Breznak

          The external ones are more common, where you got a magazine of CDs under the seat or in the trunk.
          (And I was ofc implying to just force all 6 Cds into a single slot player)

    • No, the mechanism inside rotates, but it does hold six once you put them in. At least I think thats how it works. Never had one.

      • Kinda like a portable jukebox, sort of?

        • Yea sure, thats a good analogy.

          • Thanks, dude.

            It is very interesting, and I never saw one. All the radio cars we have here came with just one cd capacity.

          • Some people are just too lazy to eject a CD and insert another I guess lol.

          • Stanley

            Rear ending someone ain’t no fun, if you know what I mean.

          • Thats what red lights are for. That why they never come when you actually want one.

          • nbm02ss

            CD players are actually getting phased out of new cars. Growing up I never thought I’d see the day.

  • As of this week so far…
    Caveman Cult – Savage War Is Destiny
    Savage war metal from Florida. War metal doesn’t get much more crushing than this.

    Anal Birth – Mutilated Infant
    Probably the most extreme release of all time. Straight up gore-noise to the highest power.

    Temple Nightside – The Hecatomb
    Death metal doesn’t get much more suffocating than this.

    Intolitarian – Suicidal Allegiance
    Total hate grinding mayhem. So pissed I missed their set at HH3

    Active Stenosis – Succumbed To Infection
    Crusty gore-grind with some really catchy riffs and gurgled vocals.

    Hexenslaught – Demo
    One of the best releases of this year. More death metal needs to sound like this. Perfect demo!

  • Pagliacci is Kvlt

    I just changed mine last night:
    1 Ashbringer “Yugen”
    2 Falls of Rauros “Hail Wind and Hewn Oak”
    3 Inter Arma “Paradise Gallows”
    4 Oak Pantheon “In Pieces”
    5 Old Graves “Long Shadows”
    6 Thrawsunblat “Metachthonia”

  • nbm02ss

    I can list 6 albums, but I gotta explain ’em? Damnit. Alright, here goes nothing:

    Melvins “Stoner Witch”: Favorite band, ever.
    Alice In Chains “Dirt”: Album never gets tiring for me, also my favorite guitar tone is on this album.
    Electric Wizard “Funeralopolis”: Gotta get some stoner riffs in there.
    Napalm Death “From Enslavement to Obliteration”: Covers Grindcore when I get that itch (which is often).
    Gorguts “Obscura”: I still play this monthly.
    Dismember “Like an Everflowing Stream”: It was either this, or “Left Hand Path”. Need that Swedeath HM-2 audio assault upon my eardrums.

  • Señor Jefe El Rosa

    If I picked 6 for my car for the next month it would most likely be as follows

    1. Manowar – Into Glory Ride
    2. Opeth – My Arms Your Hearse
    3. Anti-Cimex – Scandinavian Jawbreaker
    4. Grand Magus – Sword Songs
    5. Pink Floyd – Animals
    6. Wu-Tang Clan – Enter the Wu-Tang

    • Señor Jefe El Rosa

      Oh and Eternal Champion, Sumerlands and Twilight Force in reserve.

      Edit: AND DISCHARGE END OF DAYS

    • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

      What’s this Opeth you speak of?????????????????

      • Señor Jefe El Rosa

        Some new local band i just found

        • God

          Super underground

          • Señor Jefe El Rosa

            You’ve probably never heard of them

          • God

            *Adjusts flannel shirt, brushes beard with mini comb*

            It’s not for your average Joe.

    • tigeraid

      #1 and #4 HAIL!

      • Señor Jefe El Rosa

        HAIL!

    • WU TANG CLAN!

      • Señor Jefe El Rosa

        Aint nuthin ta fuck wit

    • Ayreonaut

      WU TANG

      • Señor Jefe El Rosa

        Crucial!

  • ME GORAK™✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    GORAK HAVE 6 DISC CHANGER JUST LIKE MCNULTY!!!!!!!
    1.BLIND GUARDIAN NIGHT AT OPERA
    2.IMMORTAL PURE HOLOCAUST
    3.NE OBLIVISCARIS PORTAL OF 1
    4.FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE KING
    5.AKHLYS DREAMING I
    6.JUDAS PRIEST TOUCH OF EVIL LIVE

  • Mnnn, trying to answer GorakMañulti question. If I have a car, if I have these CDs and if I have a radio in said imaginary car:

    Arch Enemy – Stigmata.

    Blind Guardian – Imaginations from the Other Side.

    The Cure – Disintegration.

    Dark Tranquillity – We Are the Void.

    Spiritual Beggars – On Fire.

    Ramones – Greatest Hits.

    • If it’s only 2016 releases:

      Abbath – Abbath.

      Katatonia – The Fall of Hearts.

      Moonsorrow – Jumalten Aika.

      Twilight Force – Heroes of Mighty Magic.

      Spiritual Beggars – Sunrise to Sundown.

      Witherscape – The Northern Sanctuary.

      • Señor Jefe El Rosa

        And this list too

      • God

        This is a great list. Katatonia is my favorite band and fall of Hearts for me is a masterpiece

    • God

      Fun fact, saw DT in concert after we are the void was released. Dream Oblivion is still one of the best songs I’ve ever heard performed live in my life.

    • Señor Jefe El Rosa

      I like this list

    • Just for you, for people who likes obscure sounding music. This is the Hellcaibo bus driver selection that tortures people in the streets over here:

      1. First a Colombian rhythm, now an international sensation. This is champeta, and it’s one of the worst things I have ever heard. It involves remixing with a dreaded rhythm, out of the tune singing and chaotic elements of noise. If you listen a motorcycle coming with this at full volume, just run because you will be robbed! Malandros, Christian Molenaars and Edwards love this:

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UepSCWBVYDg

      2. Vallenato is another folkloric music from Colombia. The modern version of this is a commercialized bastard music that can still be technically accomplished but with awful singers and awful lyrics of broken loves. Believe me that when but when you get blasted by this in 200% volume in a full crowded bus in the Maracaibo heat, you will def hate this:

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8fF6jgXoBS4

      3. Salsa Erótica was a 80s popular version of salsa, that involves sordid adventures of sex, romance and love with teenagers or married woman. Yes, it’s awful.

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IpSwCvyWz3A

      4. Ahhh, the always popular reggaeton. Die with this.

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3mbvDJVhfM4

      5. These guys are today the most popular pop artists of Venezuela. They sound in the parties, in malls, in TV and, of course, when you’re trying to find a reason to live at 6:00 am in a full crowded bus.

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9qOp8-kVuHQ

      6. They’re from this city of Maracaibo. And I hate so much this band that I was in the point of suicide just looking for this video. Thank me later. It sounds everywhere.

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WfYA6asvRWY

      Bonus track:

      I really hate gaitas, which are the local folkloric music. It’s just a mess. Legends says that people really like gaitas when they’re drunk. I tried to liked them while being drunk, and honestly, I still have good taste when I’m drunk.

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u-jlwS6wwdk

      Thank me later for this aural diarrhea.

      • Señor Jefe El Rosa

        Ewwwww

  • I haven’t changed out CDs in more than a year now
    1. Pig Destroyer – Terrifyer
    2. Pantera – The Great Southern Trendkill
    3. Left for Dead – Devoid of Everything
    4. Ghostface Killah – Big Doe Rehab
    5. Lemonheads – Greatest Hits
    6. Ben Folds Five – Naked Baby Photos

    • Paddlin’ Rites ov Beargod

      Ugh… Lemonheads…

      • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

        Aren’t they all covers anyway?

      • I like Evan Dando’s voice. Fite me.

        • Paddlin’ Rites ov Beargod

          K. Be at the traffic lights at 4 ‘o clock. Tomorrow.

    • Señor Jefe El Rosa

      GREAT SOUTHERN TRENDKILL>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

    • My heart soars for Terrifyer there.

    • Waynecro

      PIG DESTROYER!!! PANTERA!!!

    • Ayreonaut

      GAWDAMN BOY GETCHA PULL

      THIS COMMENT SPONSORED BY RANDALL AMPS

      • Dave Vincent’s Perm

        Ayreonaut plz! Death used Randall amps too!

  • I think I’d potentially off myself if I was without an iPod for any extended period of time. For purposes of this exercise I would submit the following:

    Everytime I Die – Low Teens
    Aesop Rock – The Impossible Kid
    Trap Them – Crown Feral
    Gaza – No Absolutes In Human Suffering
    Painted Wives – Obsessed With The End
    O’ Brother – Endless Light

    • An emp attack is pretty much the scariest thing ever to me because I wouldnt be able to listen to music anymore. Probability of offing oneself will increase exponentially in such a situation.

    • Waynecro

      TRAP THEM!!!

  • God

    Mine are as follows:
    1. Aborted – The Necrotic Manifesto
    2. Katatonia – Brave Murder Day
    3. Katatonia – The Fall of Hearts
    4. Opeth – Damnation
    5. Demon Hunter – The Tryptic
    6. Leprous – The Congregation

  • Here is my list, not that it makes much difference. All 2016 releases.

    Spirit Adrift: both releases, they are burnt to one CD
    Angel Sword: Rebels Beyond the Pale
    Gojira: Magma
    Despised Icon: Beast
    Sumerlands: Sumerfuckinglands
    Fallujah: Dreamless

    Sick tunes this year!

  • Paddlin’ Rites ov Beargod

    You can send the extra The Fame to me.

    • Señor Jefe El Rosa

      poser

  • Stanley

    These three have already been in my car for over a month. I like to lay them flat on the passenger seat so that they don’t get scratched and I figure that nobody would break into my car to steal this shit.

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/2b43494a67b79d7a719914445fe34f3bb335aaa3ff5058d6905c0eecd2f60ce0.jpg

    • God

      Best thing about black/death metal albums. Each time my car was broken into, they didn’t take any of the CDs. They did take my sunglasses, but left a watch that must have fallen off that was worth 4 times the value. Thanks asshats! Genuinely.

      • Megan Alexandra

        Hahaha this has also happened to me twice recently. Take the change but leave the Autopsy.

        • W.

          Years ago, my ex-gf left her DSLR camera on the floor of my truck. It was night so I didn’t realize she hadn’t adequately covered it. My truck got broken into, and her expensive camera (with expensive lens) was snatched. The thieves rifled through my CD book but didn’t take it.

    • Obsequiae <3

    • BLACK FUCKING MURDER!

    • Waynecro

      I LOVE ALL THOSE ALBUMS!!!

    • RJA

      That Fin record is a hard one to take out – had it stuck in my player for a week or two recently – so good.

  • J.R.™

    I have two CDs in my car for if my phone busts:
    Demon Hunter’s “Extremist” and Unleash The Archer’s “Demons of the Astrowaste”

    No disk changer so 🙁

    • J.R.™

      If I had to pick 4 more to fit the theme, I’d take Meliora, the new 12 Foot Ninja, Khemmis’s first, and my Michael Martin Murphy cd of cowboy songs

  • Ayreonaut

    I only have a single cd player but I guess I’ll list the first 6 cds I see in my case,
    1.Autopsy: tourniquets, hacksaw and graves
    2.Rush: a farewell to kings
    3 cattle decapitation : the harvest floor
    4. Descendents: milo goes to college
    5. Down II
    6. At the gates: slaughter of the soul

    • Pushing the throttle when Tompa says “GO!”.

      • Ayreonaut

        I also have at war with reality in the case somewhere too.. Yeah slaughter is an amazing driving album

        • Bro, AWWR is one of my favorite records of all time.

          B R O

          • Ayreonaut

            I was worried that it wouldn’t be good, or hold up to carcasses comeback album, when it came out. Man was I wrong, awwr rips!!!!

    • Señor Jefe El Rosa

      Another good list.
      Farewell to Kings>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

  • Jason Kolkey

    I’ll just list some stuff I took on a recent roadtrip:

    Devin Townsend Project – Transcendence
    Inquisition – Bloodshed Across the Empyrean blah, blah blah
    Thrawsunblat – Metachthonia
    Angel Olsen – My Woman
    Ihsahn – Arktis
    Spirit Adrift – Chained to Oblivion

    • Howard Dean

      FREE BIRD

    • J.R.™

      Metachthonia is top tier car jams

      • Jason Kolkey

        Agreed.

    • RJA

      Angel Olsen ist good!

  • Abradolf Lincler

    jesus, jimmy. smh

    in the work vehicle:
    Unleash the Archers – Time Stands Still
    Carpathian Forest – Shining Black Leather
    Drudkh – Blood in Our Wells
    Sale Freux – L’Exil
    Kvelertak – Meir
    Total Hate – Lifecrusher

    • Stanley

      Sale Freux. So good.

      • Abradolf Lincler

        IN LOVE w them at the momet

        • Stanley
          • Stanley
          • Abradolf Lincler

            Stan always with the upvote

          • Abradolf Lincler

            MY FAVORITE SONG. OMG AT ~6:30 IN

          • Stanley

            Funnily enough, I posted this song in the FB group about a week ago. It went down like a lead balloon. I need to up my meme game.

          • Abradolf Lincler

            nah, i posted in comments weeks ago with no heads turnt

          • Stanley

            I must have missed your post.

            Anyway, we can just enjoy Sale Freux together and bask in our alcohol induced misery.

            BTW, they would be good for Saturday’s alcohol themed ROTW.

          • Abradolf Lincler

            im actually 3 weeks sober (no bud either). really 2 weeks i guess

          • Stanley

            Good for you. Maybe you’re living vicariously through SF.

    • Ayreonaut

      Unleash the archers music videos give me major LOLZ

      • Señor Jefe El Rosa

        LOLZ OF STEEL!!!

      • Abradolf Lincler

        yeah but any time she gets on screen i start drooling ?❤??????????????

        • Ayreonaut

          This is true.

    • Howard Dean

      *Black Shining Leather

      [adjusts glasses that have tape on the nose-piece]

      • Abradolf Lincler

        yeah i always mix it up. i blame my nonexistant dyslexia

        • Howard Dean

          To be fair, it is a ridiculously stupid title. Easy to mix up.

          • Abradolf Lincler

            Strange Old Brew and Chasms Caves and Titan Woods are my two go-tos usually anyway

  • Howard Dean

    My “six disc changer” at the moment. Fairly diverse. Newbies, oldies-but-goodies, all-time-faves. A good mix:

    The Devil’s Blood – Come, Reap
    Butthole Surfers – Locust Abortion Technician
    Butthole Surgers – Independent Worm Saloon
    Moharebeh – We are at War!!
    Alice in Chains – S/T
    Ewigreich / Warägar – Verachtung (split)

    • Stanley

      I need to get around to checking out Moharebeh.

      • Howard Dean

        Brutal shit. Lots of cool Morbid Angel-esque riffs (the slower, more evil sounding MA riffs). Raw yet potent. Seriously aggressive stuff. Recommended.

        • Stanley

          Ahh, I didn’t realize it was DM. I’ve just noticed a lot of people talking about it in various forums.

          • Howard Dean

            It’s probably considered black/death (like a lot of the really brutal, intense extreme stuff nowadays). But definitely more death than black.

          • Shit is definitely bestial as fuck. The main dude from Fin says that they kill it live. Would love to see a set of theirs.

        • Elegant Gazing Globe

          ORLY?

        • Fuck you, don’t recommend racist bands

          • Howard Dean

            If you feel that way, I understand. Apologies.

    • Extremely disappointed by your inclusion of more racist bands. Behave dude

      • Howard Dean

        Fixed. I didn’t intend to disappoint people or to ruin people’s days. Apologies.

        • I’m interested in knowing what they are… I’m not gonna go out and give them money just because you enjoy them. I’ll FB message you…

      • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

        Lighten up, Francis. He was asked what he’s listening to and participating in a post.

        • I’m sorry, bands that actively talk about any minority group of people deserving to die is dogshit, and supporting them by purchasing their albums makes you look really shitty

    • Waynecro

      BUTTHOLE SURFERS!!!

      • Howard Dean

        One of my favorite bands of all-time!

    • Señor Jefe El Rosa

      Redacted is a favorite of mine as well

      • Ted Nü-Djent ™

        It’s up there with Attachment Unavailable

        • Señor Jefe El Rosa

          Oh yeah! I almost forgot abosut that one!

  • Stanley

    Did I miss the memo about Summerlands?

  • Mother Shabubu is fucking dead

    Here’s what is in my car’s CD player:

    • Nothing?

      • Elegant Gazing Globe

        that’s the joke

      • Mother Shabubu is fucking dead

        I don’t have a car.

  • Óðinn
    • More than once.

      • Óðinn

        Yeah, he does have a look that says “punch me.”

      • more beer

        I don’t know if I could stop at just hitting him. I would probably want to kick him once he was down.

    • nbm02ss

      10/10 Would start a gofundme for Tyson to punch him.

      • more beer

        I know a guy who got knocked out by Tyson in his heyday. He said getting hit by him was like getting hit by a Mack Truck.

        • nbm02ss

          Even at his age I’m sure Tyson would shatter his jaw.

    • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

      THUNDERSTEEL?!?!?!?!??! Who’d a thunk it?

      • Right?

        • Freedom Jew

          Most overrated album ever.

  • HA! You think THAT’S poser? You got nothing on me, McNulty! NOTHING! Check out the only CD in MY six-disc changer!
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=grkFB5t6zZI

    • Do you send for halp when it’s time to jumpdafucup, or what?

      • Motherfucker you don’t understand

    • BobLoblaw

      Max Cavalera is the Carlos Santana of metal – high school acquaintance, truer words have never been spoken

    • Ted Nü-Djent ™

      Oh boy

  • How the hell did I miss the new release of a new Thy Catafalque LP?

    Omgomgomgomgomgomg

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2WHJpeh2ORM

  • The Tetrachord of Archytas
    • Señor Jefe El Rosa

      Tasty jams all around

    • Solid collection. I love original physical media, it’s so awesome to have them 🙂

      • The Tetrachord of Archytas

        Yeah I much prefer it to digital. I feel like this is a universal thing, but at least personally, I find that when I have a limited number of music options that I’ll listen to them more thoroughly and get a lot more out of them as opposed to carrying around gigs of music on my phone

    • BLACK FAST!

      • The Tetrachord of Archytas

        Really hoping I get to catch them on tour with Vektor comin up here

        • Ted Nü-Djent ™

          Ah man. Jelly

    • Ted Nü-Djent ™

      I had my iPod on shuffle this arvo coming home from work when Shock Me from Purple came on. It reminded me that I need to listen to that album more often. Then I put on Emperor’s Anthems To The Welkin instead for some reason. Go figure?

      • The Tetrachord of Archytas

        Yeah I really do need to jam that one more myself…. AND emperor too

  • Taylor

    1. Elvis 30 #1 hits. Gotta love it
    2. The Doors – The Doors. One of my favorites, I will not be returning this to my dad.
    3. Iron Maiden – Powerslave. This one has been in and out constantly over the past few years
    4. The Who – Odds and Sods. Always fun.
    5. Howlin Wolf – The Back Door Wolf. What can I say, I love me some blues.
    6. Van Halen – Van Halen. Another CD I will never return to my dad.

    *Bonus* I use my van’s DVD player to hold the CDs, so I can fit a 7th in the actual cd slot. I reserve this for my Jurassic Park score CD.

    • Van Halen – Van Halen, we are friends forever.

      • YEP

      • Taylor

        woohoo!
        I’ll consider my social requirements met for the rest of the week, haha

    • Señor Jefe El Rosa

      This is an excellent list

      • Taylor

        thanks. my one regret about it is that my favorite elvis song is not on that cd, but I think I’ll live

        • Señor Jefe El Rosa

          Which song is that, might i ask?

          • Taylor

            such a night
            a very fun song, I will shamelessly dance to it whenever it happens to play

    • DoYouThinkHeSaurus

      Bro. Dat JP CD should be in the #1 slot.
      *Cue melodica song*

  • Old Man Doom

    This is what I’ve got spinning my car at the moment:
    1. Turbid North – Eyes Alive (for crushing posers)
    2. Dozer – Through the Eyes of Heathens
    3. Goreshack – Tombstone Tide
    4. Mastodon – Blood Mountain (to be fair, this is on repeat every month of every year)
    5. Ghost – Square Hammer (just the one song)
    6. Stravinksy’s “Rite of Spring” as performed by the Berlin Philharmonik (a goddamned Modernist masterpiece whose technicality and absurd dissonance puts most tech bands to shame).

    • Señor Jefe El Rosa

      Eyes Alive is soooooo good!

      • ‘Member when you gave me that Turbid North sticker?

        • Señor Jefe El Rosa

          Yes, yes I do

      • Old Man Doom

        RIGHT?!

        • Señor Jefe El Rosa

          Sooooooooo good live too. One of the best shows I’ve been to

      • Ted Nü-Djent ™

        Turgid Bore?

        Kidding, just trying to rustle jimmies 😉

    • BobLoblaw

      Stravinsky, Prokofiev and Shostakovich could all be described as putting most tech death to shame.

  • Freedom Jew

    1. Barry Manilow – Greatest Hits
    2. Theocracy – Ghost Ship
    3. Illusion Suite – Final Hour
    4. Iron Savior – Titancraft
    5. Pyramaze – Disciples of the Sun
    6. Avalon Steel – Ascension (stuck)

    • Señor Jefe El Rosa

      Welcome to the Toilet, you have an interesting choice of 6 albums.

      • Freedom Jew

        Yeah.. the last one is pretty horrible – it got stuck the first time I put it in there and it randomly plays a track from it every time I turn the car on, in spite of my wishes.

        Thank you for the kind welcome, Señor Jefe.

        • “e” adding jerk

          • Freedom Jew

            Thundersteel-loving Darkfriend.

          • You didn’t even read the Sanderson read throughs until I showed them to you poser

          • Freedom Jew

            And I still haven’t, goy. I don’t need him to tell me about Jordan’s work – I was experiencing WOT before you were born.

          • Ted Nü-Djent ™

            “J” adding GIF

        • Señor Jefe El Rosa

          Sometimes you just gotta HAIL the winter king.

          Cheers!

        • Señor Jefe El Rosa

          Also, kind of jealous that you have it on CD

          • Freedom Jew

            He actually sent it to my corgis, not to me.

    • Ted Nü-Djent ™

      You had me up until #6.

      • Freedom Jew

        I’m pretty sure there’s a hidden tone that causes a CD player to weld the disc in place, because as much as I wanted to get it out so I could snap it in half and use the jagged edges to open my own wrists, it just won’t release the CD, or me from my eternal torment.

  • I’ve let this man into my house.

  • RJA

    I’ve been listening to the early Black Cilice demos lately – there really isn’t much black metal there, pretty much just noise. Somehow it gets me prepared for the shitty day of work ahead though.

  • Señor Jefe El Rosa

    Waynecro’s interjections of yelling band names is the best part of this comment section.

    • Waynecro

      Thanks, bro. I just get really pumped when other people mention bands I love, and I can’t contain my manly spirit.

      • Señor Jefe El Rosa

        I see no problem with it!

  • Waynecro

    Bah! You fancy lads and yer multidisc changers. Back in my day, we had a tape player in the car, and we liked it. We called playlists “mix tapes,” goddamnit. If you were really precious, you could use an adapter to play a portable CD player through the tape player, but ya only got one disc at a time. Multidisc players were for CEOs and lottery winners. Humbug!

    Anyway, nice work, McNulty. You get all the points for ABORTED!!! In addition, I concede that “Summer Boy” isn’t awful. Damn you for making it impossible for me to sound totally cool by saying I hate everything Lady Gaga has ever done.

  • Maik Beninton™

    Thanks to my new Power metal addiction it would be:
    Iced Earth – Horror Show
    Blind Guardian – Imaginations
    Tanagra – None of this is real
    Judicator – At Expense of Humanity
    Kamelot – The Black Halo
    Gloryhammer – Space 1992

    • Señor Jefe El Rosa

      YES YES YES YES YES YES

  • Guppusmaximus

    Wow… Six CDs for a whole month is a tough choice. Do homemade comps count?(j/k)

    1. Christopher Parkening – A Tribute to Segovia:
    Just a world-class Classical Acoustic legend. The tone he is able to produce on nylon strings along with the production value just takes me to another place. It has since I bought the first copy in ’91. { Favorite Track:
    Introduction, Theme & Variations on a theme from Mozart’s “The Magic Flute,” for guitar, Op. 9}
    2. The Aristocrats – Tres Caballeros:
    Holy Shit. “Powerhouse Trio” doesn’t do this band any justice. The talent, musicianship & experience here makes any direction plausible and they don’t disappoint. Makes you wanna give up playing your instrument {Favorite Track: Through the Flower}
    3. Jolly – The Audio Guide to Happiness (Part I) *Roman Numeral there for you, Fuckers!*
    Was a band that I thought was mis-categorized as Prog Rock but it had a modernized Grunge feel to it. Influences are a plenty. It’s a bit all over the place but the production is great and the songs are catchy. It can be a guilty pleasure if you are normally T00 TRVE. {Favorite Track: Radiae}
    4. Spiral Architect – A Skeptic’s Universe
    I don’t even know how to describe this band properly to give you a good picture. IMHO, its probably the best Progressive Metal album ever released that hardly anyone knows about. If Watchtower pioneered the genre with one album (Control & Resistance) then these guys perfected it. {Favorite Track: Conjuring Collapse}
    5. Fates Warning – Perfect Symmetry
    What can I say? A classic Prog Metal album that helped define the genre. Not a song to be skipped and can be repeated without hesitation {Favorite Track: Chasing Time}
    6. Mr. Bungle – S/T * I got the CD from Columbia House on a whim.I’m almost certain it was titled “Travolta” on my friend’s cassette.*

    • those Jolly albums are siqqqqqq! good to see one listed here!

      • Guppusmaximus

        i still need to listen to Family. Overall, the first one is still my fav.

        • i searched for Family today. it’s hard to find any info on it!! Amazon MP3 certainly doesn’t have it. i may e-mail the band or something

          • Guppusmaximus

            they have a patreon (jollyband). I pledged 3 bucks a song (max per month) so i could get .wav files of each song they release.

  • atchdav

    Am I the only one rocking SD cards?

  • D. Lee

    I don’t have a six disc changer, but I DO have a fancy 10 cd holder for my visor, currently consisting of the new Neurosis, Thrice, Trap Them, and ETID albums, The Red Chord – Fused together Through Revolving Doors, NIN – With Teeth, and Clutch – Psychic Warfare

    • Señor Jefe El Rosa

      PSYCHIC WARFARE IS REAL!!!!

      I just made a new friend.

  • BigTasty

    1 – Allegaeon – proponent for sentience

    2 – virvum – illuminance

    3 – vector – terminal redux

    4 – vale of Pnath – II

    5 – protest the hero – volition

    6 – nujabes – metaphorical music

    I also have an extra CD player in the actual radio, and in there is:

    Kendrick Lamar – good kid maad city

    • You, I like you.

      • BigTasty

        😀 you and I like a lot of the same stuff I’ve noticed

  • Randall’s Sweaty Space Pants

    1.) Enslaved – Below the Lights
    2.) Sewercide – Immortalized in Suffering
    3.) BadBadNotGood – Sour Soul
    4.) Black Fast – Terms of Surrender
    5.) Infant Annihilator – The Elysian Grandeval Galeriarch
    6.) Inon Zur – Fallout 4 Soundtrack

    • Zeke

      I don’t have a 6 cd player in my car, but if I didn’t below the lights would be in it this week

    • Señor Jefe El Rosa

      Oh, this is a good

    • Ted Nü-Djent ™

      Needs moar power metal

  • Stockhausen

    I like this article a lot (although I’m a stangry old man at your Lady Gaga collection), almost as much as I like my 6 CD changer. I had a car with a single disc player with Fallujah’s The Flesh Prevails stuck in it, which was cool for about 40 minutes. When I got a new car, I made dang sure it had a 6 CD changer. Currently in mine:
    1. Tom Waits – Mule Variations
    2. Grey Aura – (double album with extremely long name in Dutch) Disc 1
    3. Grey Aura – (double album with extremely long name in Dutch) Disc 2
    4. Plebeian Grandstand – False Highs and True Lows
    5. Blood of Kingu – Sun in the House of the Scorpion
    6. Between the Buried and Me – Coma Ecliptic

    • Señor Jefe El Rosa

      Mule Variations is a very good.

  • Ted Nü-Djent ™

    I use my iPod in my car but I do have Sten Wilson’s The Raven That Refused To Sing in the CD player

  • The Unicorn

    I sold a Mitsubishi Lancer with a single disc in dash player. It still played, but it had Throat Plunger stuck in it. Poor fucker that bought it, if you haven’t heard Throat Plunger go check.