Monday, January 02, 2012

Mineral - The Complete Collection (2010)



During the second part of the nineties and the early years of the new century, we've listened to the two Mineral album a ridiculously high number of times ("The Power of Failing", 1997 and "EndSerenading, 1998).

All of their tracks finally included here, all things remastered.

Listening to this anthology on a Japanese label, feelings of nostalgia are playing totally, reviving old feelings never totally lost and it does sound like spring, it sounds like happiness, youth, innocence, melancholy and a never ending state of adolescence.

And I won't deny that songs like "If I Could", "Gloria", "80-37", "Rubber Legs", "Love Letter Typewriter", "Palisade", "Unfinished", "A Letter" or "&Serenading" have alleviated my difficulties to go through bad times several times in the past and have helped me to develop a more positive view on life when I deeply needed one. And I really clearly remember myself listening to Mineral's "The Power Of Failing" with earphones as the first thing on my hospital bed, recovering just after urgent appendicitis surgery and feeling myself euphoric and strongly happy and calling my girlfriend to say how much I loved her and still love her that way today.

Thank you Mineral (for all).

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12 comments:

  1. i love mineral. could you suggest a few bands which sound like mineral besides the gloria record and SDRE?

    im looking for that guitar-based music, heavy on melody,
    "chill on a rainy day" vibe.

    id really appreciate your insights on this, as you seem to be a very experienced emo listener. :D

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    1. Listen the band Empire! Empire! (I Was A Lonely Estate) :)

      If you want, I can post it to here later.

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    2. sure that would be great! would it be too much to request Start Here by The Gloria Record too? thanks so much :D

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    3. Penfold is a lot like them

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  2. oh and also the legendary Clarity (1999) album by Jimmy Eat World. i would love to read your write up on the album :)

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  3. Dear friends, with time I'll post here a lot of albums ;) Check this blog and get inspired by music!

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    1. looking forward to it! :D

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  4. amigo, el link esta caido.. saludos desde chile ;)

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  5. it is to awesome post. thanks to share good quality of content in your post.
    Mineral makeup

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  6. Check out texas is the reason, they are best friends and have a similar sound

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  7. First Appleseed Cast album - End of the Ring Wars, sounds a LOT like a mix of Diary era SDRE and Power of Failing

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