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Jose Jones Posted - 06/23/2009 : 15:13:01
i'm so thrilled about some albums lately, but i don't want to make a new topic for each one, so here's the list:

DEERHUNTER - microcastle
i just discovered this a couple months ago, and it's easily one of the best albums i've ever heard. i can't stop listening to it!

THE HANDSOME FAMILY - honey moon
beautiful, nearly flawless album. rennie sparks never disappoints. great summer night album.

ANIMAL COLLECIVE - merriweather post pavillion
haven't stopped listening to this one since january. endlessly wonderful.



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pot Posted - 08/12/2022 : 00:33:46
A Fistful Of Guns: Anthology of LA Guns 1985 - 2012

Always liked a couple of their tracks back in the day - One More Reason (and the video) just epitomises the decadence of glam metal from that era so well. Never bothered listening to any of their albums though when I was young spotty thrash metal head, which is a shame because this collection of their best tracks totally kicks ass - such a great raw guitar sound. I'd defintely rate LA Guns as a better band than Guns n Roses, Motely Crue etc. They just seem to have a little bit more of a punk edge

Couldn't have picked a better album yesterday to stick in my ears yesterday with this scorchio weather and a wee dabbie doo of the old Stardawg
Bedbug Posted - 08/09/2022 : 06:50:45
Blur Strange News from Another Star
Stevio10 Posted - 08/02/2022 : 01:44:05
Love the Gun Club. This one's is stuck in my head again

https://youtu.be/7Q6Je7uIB4M
Joey Joe Jo Jr. Chabadoo Posted - 08/01/2022 : 06:29:10
I just fell in love with that particular rendition of that particular song by The Gun Club. At first sight I found that Jeffrey Lee Pierce looked like an utterly stoned Frank Black with a silly wig, who would have eaten Jim Morrisson up... The bass player (Patricia Morrisson) looked almost as sexy as Kim Deal if she would have been a drag queen. But the song is a killer one despite Jeffrey being perfectly out of tune. I play it constantly for a week now. Now I know the lie...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S_i7i-ISFLE

++++
pot Posted - 07/30/2022 : 16:36:16
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s2e5H9jNhQ8
pot Posted - 07/30/2022 : 16:29:54
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n--qRtxkouc
pot Posted - 07/30/2022 : 16:28:39
A time there once was when these thrash and death metal bands had a lot to say about current events

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wAqc_zfmML0
pot Posted - 07/30/2022 : 15:33:07
Killing Joke - watched a few live clips of them touring recently and they're a bit different now to how they were in the 80's - not that I paid much attention but know the well known ones but anyway they're still a great band but more heavy rock these days - pretty solid goth punk band who have aged well

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U6A0LkuYUdU

pot Posted - 06/24/2022 : 02:21:37
Just listening to the new album by Automatic - Excess. Never heard of them before or know anything about or what this album would sounds like when I listened to it, but it's very good. Quite moody and dark and 80's synth wave. Maybe a bit New Young Pony Club?

I think you appreciate albums better from the perspective of a blank canvas - and this is why I won't watch the Doggerel podcast until I hear the album because preconceptions always tend towards affecting your perspective negatively, and sometimes I've found albums that I later liked not going down as well with me initially because I was expecting something else.

Just got up, made a coffee and some medicinal oil and my brain melted away into this lovely album; and I fully acknowledge also that it might not be as good as i think it is right at this moment because I'm a bit baked and it's Glasto Weekend.
pot Posted - 06/19/2022 : 05:14:51
New TV Priest album. Songwriting on track 2 reminds me a lot of FBF's style and early Pixies. Getting more Danzig from track 4.

Solid album this actually - hearing lots of post-punk influence in there and some great songwriting, rocking indie guitar and good bass work - a few tracks reminded me a bit of the Pixies 1.0 style. Vocals are more 80's goth rock/U2. Suppose you could say there's a bit of moody Nick Cave in there too.

All in all a more intelligent version of modern punk than the likes of Idles and DC Fontaine

Have to check out their previous album next..
pot Posted - 06/01/2022 : 10:33:11
Nice. Probably got loads of stuff I've not yet checked out myself.

I love the video (and song) for Execution but I've no idea if all the women in it are part of the band (at the time) or they were just used for the video.
Discoking Posted - 06/01/2022 : 04:54:03
i think you're right. it's a little solo side project.

i only have one of their singles. it's a very pretty 7".
https://www.discogs.com/release/6500479-Pink-Mountaintops-Asleep-With-An-Angel-



it's educational
pot Posted - 05/31/2022 : 13:37:29
I figured it out shortly after and meant to correct my post but then didnít bother - apols for the confusion. On the plus side though thereís still a great new Pink Mountaintops albums just out. Both manifestations of the Stephen McBean write and record music through a band project have evolved and changed over time and I find it hard to discern between the two really. Donít know much about who the other band members are either - I think Pink Mountaintops is more of a come jam with Stephen McBean project?
Discoking Posted - 05/31/2022 : 03:40:39
yes, they automatically aggregate a lot of data, and then stuff like this happens...

these days i'm really into the new tin fingers single, islandhead: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HgB3nVhNThw
(featuring the singer of whispering sons)


it's educational
pot Posted - 05/31/2022 : 00:21:28
Yes I realised after it was a different Black Mountain - the streaming sites are bad for failing to discern between bands with the same name. The death metal version are good too it seems anyway.
Discoking Posted - 05/30/2022 : 01:36:57
quote:
Originally posted by pot

I thought I'd go back and listen to Black Mountain's 2019 effort - Destroyer - but it turns out they had another one out since then that I missed - Necromancer's Moon. Holy crap this is like pure death metal - like Slayer or Death or something like that. And really good death metal as well! You just never know what you're going to get with Stephen McBean.


as a black mountain fan, i was really interested in this new black mountain album that i also completely missed.
but it was confusing, as at first, i couldn't find anything about this album.

turns out it's not the same band.
"black mountain black metal" is an australian band.
https://blackmountainblackmetal.bandcamp.com/
https://www.eschatonicrecords.com/blackmountain/


it's educational
pot Posted - 05/28/2022 : 02:18:54
New Def Leppard album is pretty solid - if youíre into that kind of thing. Weíre all allowed at least one guilty pleasure. If you can get past the first few tracks (mostly the promo singles) there are actually quite a few proper rocking numbers of the 80ís Americana Rock variety. Some stuff on there thatís as good as anything off Hysteria. I know the vocals are totally over produced and the music snobs like to have a dig at them like Nickelback (who for the record I canít stand) but I just find their music great to rock out to.

Couple of Alison Kraus collaborations on there too - first one sucks quite badly like Billy Ray Cyrus country music but the second is better.
pot Posted - 05/17/2022 : 07:14:12
New Belle & Sebastian album is really good. I'd kind of stopped listening to them after Belle left, but this new stuff is fresh and funky.
pot Posted - 05/11/2022 : 08:36:31
I thought I'd go back and listen to Black Mountain's 2019 effort - Destroyer - but it turns out they had another one out since then that I missed - Necromancer's Moon. Holy crap this is like pure death metal - like Slayer or Death or something like that. And really good death metal as well! You just never know what you're going to get with Stephen McBean.
pot Posted - 05/09/2022 : 13:10:46
Good week for new releases this week. Seem to recall Black Mountain's album of 2019 being in my top 3 albums of the year that year, along with Purple Mountain and The Mountain Goats. New Pink Mountaintops albums is a corker - some really great songs, all filler no killer and plenty of good old fashioned rock and roll. Stephen McBean (front man of Pink Mountaintops and Black Mountain) is becoming a real force to be reckoned with. I've followed his music since Black Mountain album 2: In The Future (2008) and he's got better with every album.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=akatg_LI5cU
pot Posted - 05/06/2022 : 07:19:35
New Sharon van Etten album is out. Sounding as great as ever.

Rewrite that - new album is best thing she's ever done I reckon - Rock n roll hall of fame for van Etten!

Was expecting more 80s synth rock but I'll take the ballads and power ballads, a beautifully sad reflection of the past two years of the Cult of Schwab and his global minions no doubt. Kind of got that from the Angel Olsen Collab previously..
danjersey Posted - 05/05/2022 : 20:37:54
Paul Simon
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=sDqIsuIpVy4
danjersey Posted - 05/05/2022 : 20:00:35
Paul Simon
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=sDqIsuIpVy4
danjersey Posted - 04/30/2022 : 22:29:17
Oh god if I could
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=iY6cn2NFJgY&pp=QAFIAg%3D%3D
danjersey Posted - 04/30/2022 : 22:03:28
And in more important news
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=dIZHRRqBXsE
danjersey Posted - 04/30/2022 : 21:16:48
Be kind to yourself and all those around you Iím so fucking tired and sleepy
pot Posted - 04/30/2022 : 10:26:07
Been following this guy a bit on Youtube protests for the past two years against the lockdowns - he keeps turning up like a load of other faces - anyway he's become a bit of a celebrity through this and this is his new video - it's both political and might not be aligned with your thinking, but also very funny. Also very well produced song a video that's as good as any other hip hop I've heard. Remeece-

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=03Cfu6bHlLA
Troubles A Foot Posted - 04/27/2022 : 07:34:09
A friend of mine told me "it sounds like a song you wrote", which I wasn't sure how to take, but it was a really astute observation. But it's hard to put into words why that's accurate, but the kind of simple storytelling and sing song melody and non-fiction first person narration, something about the chord progression, etc, etc.
danjersey Posted - 04/25/2022 : 19:27:00
There is something so gripping and so strong about this song
danjersey Posted - 04/25/2022 : 19:19:19
https://youtu.be/Lo79Dl_b8WA
This babe
Stevio10 Posted - 04/23/2022 : 02:09:48
New Calexico album El Mirador. Have been listening to Joey Burns and Jon Convertino since they were in Giant Sand then began their own thing with Calexico in the 90s. They do desert noir perfectly and all round great band. I always thought a Frank Black and Calexico album / collaboration would have been tremendous.

Here's a song from the recent album with backing vocals from Iron and Wine.

https://youtu.be/isk6Piyfom4
darwin Posted - 04/21/2022 : 20:25:00
amyl and the sniffers

https://youtu.be/j5DZA2NLYis
pot Posted - 04/11/2022 : 05:25:24
New song by Welsh band Awaith - Eto is a nice uplifting indie track

Didn't think much of the other songs I checked out on Youtube but that one has a good sound
pot Posted - 03/31/2022 : 14:31:26
Joined Shudder to check out Boy Harsher's new short art film "The Runner" - it's alright to be honest I find it hard to appreciate abtract cinematogprahy (I always feel like it's a bit random how they decide what order the individual scenes go in)

Anyway, this video for their latest single release works really well and the song is a really catchy/feel-good indie synth pop song that deserves more credit than it'll probably ever get from contemporary dumbed down mainstream pop culture

This is like a better re-edit of the last 5 minutes of the film (40m) I don't know why they did this - for art probably and to boost audience figures for their film

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hnaZ83UD6Z0
Bedbug Posted - 03/31/2022 : 05:33:52
Post-Syd pre-Dark Side is a great Floyd era

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