Top 10 Albums That Influenced Andrew Schwab

By JoshIVM on August-26-2012 | Filed under News | Tags : , , , | Share

Top 10 Albums That Influenced Andrew Schwab

Andrew Schwab of Project 86 was nice enough to do a few Top 10 lists for IVM. They will be released over the next week or so as we continue to support the band’s new album, Wait For The Siren, which is available now. Check out the list below.

The Mars Volta Deloused in the Comatorium – Space age, spazz-rock/prog with a great concept. The songs are fantastic and Jon Theodore is the best drummer alive.

Portishead Portishead – Remember trip hop? It’s too bad the sound had such a finite life span. This was Portishead’s best effort, and best the genre ever had to offer.

Sunny Day Real Estate LP2 – SDRE defined emo, back when emo was not about skinny jeans and hairstyles. Any record from this band is gold.

Beastie Boys Paul’s Boutique – This was the Beasties proving that they weren’t just a novelty act, but three extremely talented pioneers.

Quicksand Manic Compression – This WAS post-hardcore. Quicksand was one of the most underrated bands of the 90’s.

Sleigh Bells Treats – I just dig the idea of buzz saw guitars, blown-out beats, and cute, cheerleader vocals. It makes no sense. And that’s the best part.

AFI All Hallows EP – Soundtrack for the fall. Every year.

Isis Panopticon – You are being watched. And this is sludge, glacial-metal at its finest. Great concept, great band. Best album.

Killing Joke Killing Joke – Dave Grohl plays drums. It’s heavy without being metal, angry, and extremely political. All of this = must own.

Public Enemy Apocalypse 91 – Though not their most heralded release, I think this one had the biggest songs.

10 Responses to 'Top 10 Albums That Influenced Andrew Schwab'

  1. JahWarriah says:

    Quite an eclectic list of influences here. No wonder Andrew Schwab is such the man.

  2. Taylor C. says:

    Agreed on Portishead. That band sends me places.

  3. evan144 says:

    Wow, I have to go check this album out! I listened to Rival Factions some and was quite interested, but this list is insane! “deloused” is one of the best albums IMO. And Isis, Sunny Day Real Estate and Public Enemy??? Wow! Public Enemy is like the only rap band I like. Sure, their lyrics may be filled with cussing, but their messages were real!

  4. cool list. SDRE rules. tbh would love it if more artists did this.

  5. Justin (emergenscenery) says:

    Isis is amazing. Love it. And I love old school AFI. So impressed by this list.

  6. Ty says:

    “Tru, but the whole ga yfi thing= -10 cool/ scene/ bro points, lol.”
    What are words?

  7. I agree this is a killer list, and I agree with some of the shouts outs people have already given (minus any props given to Mars Volta) – but I also feel the need to give Andrew props for Sleigh Bells. His description perfectly fits my sentiment too haha!

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