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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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they were the heroes of old, men of renown.
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danjersey Posted - 01/11/2022 : 19:43:33
Frank!
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=oMQdYdcQugU
danjersey Posted - 01/11/2022 : 16:25:46
My favorite Frank is covers Frank via ep
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=DGKbeQXBYKk
pot Posted - 12/31/2021 : 02:21:02
Just found out Cold Beat had another new album out this year, the follow up to Mother (2020). Once again coming up with the goods, but this time a bit more avant garde maybe? Latest album launches into the first track with this experimental high BPM 8-bit euphoric trance song. Other tracks on the album are reminiscent of Air's 10,000 Hz album and LCD Soundsystem. Hannah Lew, formerly of the band Grass Widow who seem to be more lo-fi college rock than electro pop knows what she's doing..

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eKsJjlFZXU8
Bedbug Posted - 12/29/2021 : 03:46:18
TMBG is a great album, love it, almost ready to move onto the second album, but I’ll be coming back to this one a lot

Scarlet Town by Bob Dylan came on today. Tell me you don’t dig that track. So good.

Troubles A Foot Posted - 12/24/2021 : 18:15:45
Oh awesome. The first album is really special, I mean it's a freakshow but so in your face with so many ideas. The next albums are all even better...the second one is a massive step up.

Ohhhhhhhhhh it's a long, long rope they use to hang you soon, I hope...
Bedbug Posted - 12/24/2021 : 10:29:38
quote:
Originally posted by Troubles A Foot

quote:
Originally posted by Bedbug

I have started my foray into They Might Be Giants per the recommendations of Troubles A Foot.

So far so good. I immediately noticed the energy and the interesting lyrics. I look forward to the journey




Tell me more...what are some lyrics that jumped out at you? I mean, most of them do, but you know what I mean.

Hope you check out my podcast about them!



Where do I even start? I've only been listening to what I think is the first album (self titled, 1986), and there are so many interesting things going on. I don't want to overstate things, but I totally love this album and have listened to it 3-4 times in the past 48 hours. Will probably listen a couple more times and then check out the second album (I'm annoying like that).

I will definitely check out your podcast in the near future, looking forward to it.
Troubles A Foot Posted - 12/23/2021 : 23:45:30
quote:
Originally posted by Bedbug

I have started my foray into They Might Be Giants per the recommendations of Troubles A Foot.

So far so good. I immediately noticed the energy and the interesting lyrics. I look forward to the journey




Tell me more...what are some lyrics that jumped out at you? I mean, most of them do, but you know what I mean.

Hope you check out my podcast about them!
pot Posted - 12/23/2021 : 11:18:08
This new goth band Ash Code just released a sexy new cover version of All We Ever Wanted Was Everything by Bauhaus. Original album this is off is one of my all time favourite weird as fuck albums, and this (the original) track is especially haunting - this new version is more energetic and uplifting.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wjv_KI4BTaM
Bedbug Posted - 12/22/2021 : 06:17:10
I have started my foray into They Might Be Giants per the recommendations of Troubles A Foot.

So far so good. I immediately noticed the energy and the interesting lyrics. I look forward to the journey
Bedbug Posted - 12/14/2021 : 07:50:34
Inspired by rewatching Ozark in anticipation of the final season I listened to DJ Shadow's "nobody speak" That is an...interesting song.

Also been listening to The Wassail Song (Here we come a-wassailing). For those in the U.K., is wassailing still a thing?
pot Posted - 12/14/2021 : 06:07:11
New Big Thief mini-album - yet again more great stuff from them (ahead of a new full album coming out next year or something, not sure what's going on there)

This 7 song collection here is All Killer No Filler

https://www.deezer.com/en/album/274581742
Stevio10 Posted - 12/04/2021 : 11:06:01
Jeffrey Lee Pierce solo album Wildweed. Missed this when diving into the Gun Club discography. A little more pop than the Gun Club, love the rhythm section of Cleopatra Dreams On

https://youtu.be/i1w1af3VuAI
danjersey Posted - 11/29/2021 : 17:48:50
Here’s to the
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Ps2WwRjvQkY
darwin Posted - 11/28/2021 : 21:22:30
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ki-DZv99Q5k

Wand and Ty Segall

https://youtu.be/zhIU0fF_YRQ
danjersey Posted - 11/26/2021 : 15:57:11
I am holding on hope that Charles and the Catholics create tunes again
danjersey Posted - 11/26/2021 : 15:34:26
quote:
Originally posted by Troubles A Foot

What does that mean, dan?



I don’t know
benji Posted - 11/25/2021 : 21:13:13
Album of the year: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zb5Ja6V4OeY



all i can say, thank god for polio! brian
pot Posted - 11/25/2021 : 11:01:23
Fish & Chips by Average Life Complaint

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4d_2sse5yyE
Troubles A Foot Posted - 11/21/2021 : 21:06:39
What does that mean, dan?
danjersey Posted - 11/21/2021 : 18:42:09
quote:
Originally posted by Troubles A Foot

It is just depressing to me that Marr wastes his talents in that way though, as a sideman in somebody else's band. But then when he does solo albums, they don't do much for me either. He needs to find HIS Morrissey just like Morrissey found many other Marrs over the years (Boz, Whyte, etc, etc.)



“HIS Morrissey” easier to move people to hum than to whistle
Troubles A Foot Posted - 11/17/2021 : 08:05:05
It is just depressing to me that Marr wastes his talents in that way though, as a sideman in somebody else's band. But then when he does solo albums, they don't do much for me either. He needs to find HIS Morrissey just like Morrissey found many other Marrs over the years (Boz, Whyte, etc, etc.)
Stevio10 Posted - 11/17/2021 : 03:15:33
On the subject of Johnny Marr, he was very good on the Modest Mouse album We Were Dead Before the Boat Even Sank. Said he would like to work with them again. Reminds me I need to check out their new album.

Been listening to Steve Wynn (from The Dream Syndicate), the album Sweetness and Light is very good, has a great cover of This Strange Effect (originally written by Dave Davies - also covered for intro to 9 Perfect Strangers though can't remember name of artist).
pot Posted - 11/16/2021 : 04:42:52
Dusky

Bit of house and techno - nice early 90's rave sound or maybe late 90's progressive house - Gus Gus, Underworld etc

Plenty of albums out there to work through, including the new one
Troubles A Foot Posted - 11/14/2021 : 09:20:51
On that we agree!
pot Posted - 11/14/2021 : 06:32:43
quote:
Originally posted by Troubles A Foot

quote:
Originally posted by pot

Some of Morrissey's solo work was very good, but lately? Songs are shite. Band's shite. Repetitive, formulaic humdrum.



I couldn't disagree more. Dog On A Chain has many incredible songs.



Fair enough. I just listened to Dog On A Chain - it's quite good aye. Better than some of his previous albums lately. Morrissey vs Marr - they're both The Smiths. Haven't really listened to that much solo Marr really though so I shall defer to your authority on the question of who is the better soloist. Wasn't Marr in The Cribs for a while? Suppose you have to factor that in too. I listened to them years ago, but can't really remember. One thing's for sure though Marr is a very good guitarist, whereas Morrissey can't play any instruments. OTOH Morrissey is better at prancing around the stage in a loosely fitting shirt waving a bunch of flowers in the air.
Bedbug Posted - 11/13/2021 : 20:20:30
I thought of Arnold Layne today for some reason so I typed it into the music app and listened a few times.

What a great song. I love Syd so much and have since I was a lad.

Odd thing was after the song was over the app randomly suggested that I listen to About a Girl by Nirvana. I'm not sure how that works.

If you haven't listened to Arnold Layne in a while give it a go today I say.
Troubles A Foot Posted - 11/13/2021 : 20:12:36
quote:
Originally posted by pot

Some of Morrissey's solo work was very good, but lately? Songs are shite. Band's shite. Repetitive, formulaic humdrum.




I couldn't disagree more. Dog On A Chain has many incredible songs. Not much has been repetitive, or formulaic (not going to say there hasn't been some), rather, his band and Morrissey seem absolutely determined to make each new album sound totally different than the last, and keep experimenting with new ways to do songs. Dog On A Chain has barely anything in common with Low In High School, which had barely anything in common with World Peace, which sounded absolutely nothing like Years of Refusal, which was a completely different sound and approach from Ringleaders (and etc, etc, etc.)

So genuinely unsure what you're referring to, to be honest.

As for solo being better than The Smiths, much of it is at least equal. Vauxhall is certainly a better album than maybe a few Smiths releases (I like it more than the debut, and Meat Is Murder, at least.)

Marr's solo output has been incredibly uninteresting compared to the work he did in The Smiths. I think Morrissey was his muse.
pot Posted - 11/13/2021 : 20:02:00
There's probably a reason why I've never listened to any solo Marr albums. Morrissey is definetely the better vocalist, but honestly this video came on automatically on YouTube and as I was listening to it I thought it was The Smiths! even after Marr started singing - I thought it was Morrissey.

Some of Morrissey's solo work was very good, but lately? Songs are shite. Band's shite. Repetitive, formulaic humdrum.

Marr's band here are tight as fuck. Marr is obviously reponsible for the guitars in The Smiths and he is clearly the better songwriter. Based on Spiral Cities alone - it's better than anything Morrissey has written since 199?

Morrissey seems to have a massive fan base over the in the states, and he even earned a 3 minute nod in one of the episodes from The Mosquito Coast. A vinyl copy of The Queen Is Dead was produced and There Is A Light Never Goes Out was requested - but apparently (according to the characters in the film) his solo stuff is better. I guess there are people out there who like his solo stuff more than The Smiths, but not many
Troubles A Foot Posted - 11/13/2021 : 18:50:34
He's a very dull vocalist, and without Morrissey's vocals, it's karaoke to me...Love the guitars though, of course. I've listened to every Marr solo album and besides one song I quite like, I find them all very boring.
pot Posted - 11/13/2021 : 18:04:42
This new Johnny Marr studio recording of How Soon Is Now is as good as The Smiths in their hey dey

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mY8eKQFyRJk
Bedbug Posted - 11/01/2021 : 18:07:05
Listened to a bunch of B.B. King today. Good stuff. "Oh when the saints go marching in"
Troubles A Foot Posted - 10/31/2021 : 22:19:26
I am listening to the new They Might Be Giants album, Book.
pot Posted - 10/29/2021 : 09:05:54
New War On Drugs album is pretty good

Scratch that. This is Album of the year material, and maybe their best album?

Adam Granofsky is clearly very good at writing songs - mint production on this and credit to anyone else in the band who is involved in the song writing process. This is 80' synth rock Americana's finest hour this year.

I listened to this while walking along the side of a busy main road with 10T trucks speeding past me at 70 miles per hour, the sun was shining and it felt good. Positive and uplifting musical moments keep us happy and healthy, so why is the Scottish government attacking my right to go to a gig in Scotland these days?

All killer no filler, takes me back to Big Talk's debut album aka Ronnie Vanuci from The Killers on the guitar and vocals - epic Americana rock with a bit of 80's synth mixed in that seems to have gone under the you must check this out radar for most folk
pot Posted - 10/09/2021 : 15:08:10
Deezer is the best streaming channel for recoms. New NTO album - Apnea. Very late 90's progressive minimal trance. Worth a spin if you're into that kind of thing.
danjersey Posted - 09/30/2021 : 18:57:01
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=svFOhgt1WSI&pp=QAFIAQ%3D%3Dv
Very lazy
really lazy
So lazy

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