the Sweet Smell of Burning Fur (plonq) wrote,
the Sweet Smell of Burning Fur
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New NIN

I was a bit ambivalent when I listened through this album last night, but I have been that way with all of Reznor's albums. I fired it up again on my MP3 player and gave it another listen after lunch today, and I am sold. It is interesting to hear his music progress from one album to the next (now that he is putting them out again). He has long since shifted away from the primal scream of Broken, and the introspective angst of Downward Spiral and moved into social commentary, backed by discordant, Enoesque ambiance. With a danceable beat at times. The Slip continues his journey into post-industrial where With Teeth started, and Year Zero left off, with a bit of Ghosts mixed in.

Even though this album is free, I would not have felt cheated paying retail for this disc. Don't download it if you are expecting a redux of Downward Spiral or Pretty Hate Machine because you will be disappointed. On the other hand, if you are a fan of ambient industrial (like me) then give this album a listen.

On a more Warcraftian note... After our SSC run last night I spent about 20 minutes sifting through the Recount statistics for the whole run. While part of my motive was pure curiosity - I like to see how the other classes operate - I also wanted to find out why the other two healing priests on the run weren't crushing me on the healing meters. By all rights they should; they have virtually the same spec as me, and substantially better gear. What I saw there made me want to cry.

Part of me wants to post a primer on our guild website. One of those "I've been playing this class forever, and here are some healing tips I've picked up over the years" things. On the other hand I can't think of any way to post something like that without coming across as an arrogant, know-it-all prick, so I'll just grumble about it a bit here and move on. Our raiding is progressing nicely, so there's no need for me to rock a boat that doesn't need righting. But...

FOR GODSAKE STOP USING FLASH HEAL AND USE RENEW INSTEAD OF IT AND STOP USING HEAL BECAUSE IT ITEMIZES HORRIBLY WITH YOUR GEAR BONUS AT LEVEL 70 SO YOU SHOULD BE USING GH1 INSTEAD BECAUSE IT TAKES THE SAME CAST TIME AND IS WAY WAY MORE EFFICIENT AND WHILE YOU'RE AT IT PLEASE USE POM AT EVERY OPPORTUNITY BECAUSE IT IS VERY EFFICIENT AND HELPS THE TANKS TO BUILD AGGRO AND FOR THE LOVE OF ALL THAT IS HOLY IF YOU ARE GOING TO SPEND 20% OF YOUR TIME HEALING YOURSELF THEN USE BINDING HEAL!

[pant pant pant] Okay, I feel better now. =)
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