Baroness - Blue Record


8.4 | 273 votes |
Release date: 13 October 2009
Style: Sludge metal

Owners:

337 have it
23 want it


Disc I
01. Bullhead's Psalm
02. The Sweetest Curse
03. Jake Leg
04. Steel That Sleeps The Eye
05. Swollen And Halo
06. Ogeechee Hymnal
07. A Horse Called Golgotha
08. O'er Hell And Hide
09. War, Wisdom And Rhyme
10. Blackpowder Orchard
11. The Gnashing
12. Bullhead's Lament

Disc II [Deluxe Edition bonus] [Live from Roadburn Festival 2009]
01. The Birthing
02. Isak
03. Rays On Pinion
04. Wanderlust
05. Grad

The best Stoner / Sludge Metal album of 2009

Line-up
John Baizley - guitars, vocals, piano
Peter Adams - guitars, vocals
Allen Blickle - drums
Summer Welch - bass

Staff review by
BitterCOld
Rating:
9.0
I picked up the new Baroness, Blue Record on a lunch break genuinely wanting to like it. I had heard enough intriguing hype from MS and other sources to encourage me to buy it - and as with every album I plunk potential beer money down on, I want to enjoy my purchase.

(get ready kids, a curve ball is a-comin'!)

I popped it into the cd tray and hit "play" while toiling away at my desk, finishing up the work day. I gotta say it took me forever to get through a single listen of the album. I just couldn't sit straight through it.

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published 14.10.2009 | Comments (32)

Guest review by
Boxcar Willy
Rating:
9.2
Alrighty Folks, I'm BoxCar Willy and today I've got a very good deal for you, that deal is the new Baroness Album… That's right the Blue Record! Stayed tuned folks, because you're about to find out about this deal of the century!

Okay, we're back folks, now I'm going to tell you about this mind-blowing deal. First of you get a little atmosphere, but that little bit goes a long way, creating a nice full bodied ambiance. Upon further digging, you will find amazing distorted riffs, and I mean "Turn it up to 11" distortion! A song like "The Sweetest Curse" will have you headbanging in no time!

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published 18.02.2012 | Comments (1)

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21.12.2009 - 01:38
Baz Anderson
Listened to the whole thing. Not really my style of music but I thought it was ok.
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21.12.2009 - 12:09
Elio
Red Nightmare
I was slightly disappointed by this album, very far from the Red Album.
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IntoPlighT said: "Slipknot is 15 years old how the fuck is that Nu metal?"

BEST. QUOTE. EVER.
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23.12.2009 - 19:56
Rating: 9
MeloDeathViking
I took a chance on this album, not being sure what to expect having never listened to sludge metal or anything of the sort, and it''s actually become one of my favorite releases of the year.
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"I am not superstitious, but I'm a little 'stitious." - Michael Scott
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23.12.2009 - 20:04
Rating: 9
BitterCOld
Gringo
I had not heard Baroness before picking it up (had heard a lot OF them, and am a fan of some sludge bands) and it met/exceeded my expectations.

i've listened to it several dozen more times since the review and am still quite fond of it.

it's on my short list... top 4 or 5 best albums of 2009.
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get the fuck off my lawn.
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31.03.2010 - 20:48
Rating: 9
Bleak_Advent
I picked this album up on a whim a couple days after its release and I can't remember how many times I kept playing it. It quickly became one of my top albums of 2009.
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16.04.2010 - 00:32
Don Martin
le fu-
This has to be one of the best album covers of 2009, beautiful painting, that's something else that all the CGI shit we're being tsunami'd with nowadays... John Baizley is the one who does their covers, right?
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What a tackastrophe!
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21.10.2010 - 10:16
Rating: 9
Guib
Thrash Talker
Written by Don Martin on 16.04.2010 at 00:32

This has to be one of the best album covers of 2009, beautiful painting, that's something else that all the CGI shit we're being tsunami'd with nowadays... John Baizley is the one who does their covers, right?


Yes He's the one doing the covers
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- I love my technical, melodic, my thrash, agressive and fast paced, my sludge, well thought, my heavy, heavier and my metal, ever-growing -
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21.11.2011 - 07:26
Rating: 7
PocketMetal
I like sludge but this album is so boring , I couldn't even finish this ...
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16.02.2012 - 21:43
Rating: 9
Boxcar Willy
yr a kook
Written by PocketMetal on 21.11.2011 at 07:26

I like sludge but this album is so boring , I couldn't even finish this ...

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forever bummed out
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09.05.2012 - 22:39
Maxx666
Meshuggahian
Boring are you kidding me!!! This is the album (and also the Red Album) that made me fall in love with sludge metal.. i never new sludge was so beautiful.. This album totally changed my view of sludge.. This here is the gold of sludge!!!
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16.07.2012 - 01:34
Rating: 6
infernaldeath87
Not as good as Red Album, ehh can't get into it!!!
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30.07.2012 - 05:43
Rating: 6
infernaldeath87
Written by PocketMetal on 21.11.2011 at 07:26

I like sludge but this album is so boring , I couldn't even finish this ...

I agree.
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07.08.2012 - 16:04
Rating: 8
musicalkaratekid
First album I listened to by the band, and I have to say, it's a very convincing one. The general atmosphere here is one to be embraced in 'The Great Outdoors' (That would be the Southern Rock influences), but more to the point is the musicianship of 'The sweetest Curse', 'Jake Leg' and even 'A Horse called Golgotha'. They make this album as exciting as it is
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25.01.2013 - 05:04
Rating: 8
king_matt
Doesn't touch Red, but still great and worth a hearty listen.
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17.07.2013 - 05:08
Rating: 9
Boxcar Willy
yr a kook
Forgot how could this was.
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forever bummed out
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27.02.2014 - 23:48
Troy Killjoy
perfunctionist
Why is this song so perfect.

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Prettier than BloodTears.
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28.02.2014 - 03:33
Karlabos
Weirdo of MS
As every sludge metal album I hear, it sounds very good, except for the vocals which ruin everything. =p
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19.03.2015 - 14:47
Fallen Ghost
Metalhead
Decided to give this a shot; ended up with ordering the 2 disc edition of this, this is RAD!
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