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Andrew_TSKS
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« Reply #150 on: Dec 03, 2008, 09:04:22 PM »

So hey, if there was a category "Best album full of what could have been decent B-sides for this band 20+ years ago" would you vote for R.E.M. or the Cure?

Definitely the Cure. The R.E.M. album is on par with their late 80s albums. And in fact, since the Cure always had such high-quality B-sides up until at least the mid-90s, I have to admit that I don't think their new one can even really stand up to their B-sides from 20 years ago.
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« Reply #151 on: Dec 03, 2008, 09:06:43 PM »

6.Veda Hille – This Riot Life
(Fantastic songwriter from Vancouver. I picked this song to post because the Zoilus guy wrote a really long blog entry about why it should win some prize for Canadian songwriting. I don't think it won, though.)
Lucklucky

THis song is great.

2.  The Gaslight Anthem - The '59 Sound    (Old White Lincoln)

And so is this one. So i'm'a hafta check out both these albums for sure now.
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« Reply #152 on: Dec 03, 2008, 09:20:05 PM »

I will be unable to formulate a response to this thread. I did a quick smart group of all my mp3s tagged with the current year—unscientific to say the least, but in any case I only recalled having any opinion at all on about a dozen of the records that came up.
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« Reply #153 on: Dec 03, 2008, 10:22:55 PM »

Okay, here's my list for the year, more or less. Still Some things I'd like to hear but whatev

1. Evangelista- Hello, Voyager
2. The Fall- Imperial Wax Solvent
3. Portishead- Third
4. The Bug- London Zoo
5. Birchville Cat Motel- Gunfire Temple of heaven
6. Beem- The Future
7. Autechre- Quaristice
8. Mincemeat or Tenspeed- All Critters
9. Billy Bao- Dialectics of Shit
10. Black Pus- All Aboard the Magic Pus
11. Ricardo Villalobos- Enfants
12. Black Milk- Tronic
13. Indian Jewelry- Free Gold!
14. Roots Manuva- Slime and Reason
15. Road to til the Casket Drops mixtape
16. Syclops- I've got my eye on you
17. Fennesz- Black Sea
18. Flying Lotus- Los Angeles

And 10 kick-ass live shows from this year:
-Tanya Tagaq
-Evangelista
-Dizzee rascal
-Mudboy (with Stefan Neville)
-White Mice
-Fat Worm of Error/Black Pus
-kim hiorthoy
-Pthalocyanine/LIBYTHTH
-Kemialliset Ystavat
-20 Knives
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« Reply #154 on: Dec 03, 2008, 10:29:01 PM »

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4. The Terminals- Last Days of the Sun (throbbing moody shit. the guitars sound like a sickly cough and I love it.)

was that from this year or last year?
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« Reply #155 on: Dec 03, 2008, 10:44:09 PM »

you're doing it wrong, coldforge

edited my list!!!

1.) The Magnetic Fields - Distortion
2.) Darkthrone - Black Flags and Dark Thrones
3.) Decrepit Birth - Diminishing Between Worlds
4.) Rotten Sound - Cycles
5.) Leviathan - Massive Conspiracy Against All Life
6.) Sun Kil Moon - April
7.) Enslaved - Vertebrae
8.) Portishead - Third
9.) Aura Noir - Hades Rise
10.) The Mountain Goats - Heretic Pride
11.) Xiu Xiu - Women as Lovers
12.) Animus - Hallucinations: Ideals Surrounding Water, Sand and Clouds of Dust   
13.) The Hold Steady - Stay Positive
14.) Ehnahre - Man Closing Up (GREAT Boston band doing experimental metal)
15.) Dead Congregation - Graves of The Archangels
16.) Withered - Folie Circulair
17.) Coffins - Buried Death
18.) Earth - The Bees Made Honey In The Lions Skull
19.) Steve Von Till - A Grave Is A Grim Horse
20.) Titus Andronicus - s/t   
21.) Misery Index - Traitors
22.) Amon Amarth - Twilight of The Thunder God
23.) Brian Eno and David Byrne - Everything That Happens Will Happen Today
24.) Woven Hand - Ten Stones
25.) Bonnie Prince Billy - Lie Down In The Light

Probably forgetting something important.  I meed to hear new albums from Hammers of Misfortune, Moss, Esoteric, Autechre and a whole bunch more as well.

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« Reply #156 on: Dec 03, 2008, 10:47:10 PM »

5.) Leviathan - Massive Conspiracy Against All Life

So this is something I should check out then?  I don't know why I haven't yet, I've just been kind of wishy washy about it.
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« Reply #157 on: Dec 03, 2008, 10:48:43 PM »

Are you a Leviathan fan? It's a pretty difficult album. 
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« Reply #158 on: Dec 03, 2008, 10:52:08 PM »

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4. The Terminals- Last Days of the Sun (throbbing moody shit. the guitars sound like a sickly cough and I love it.)

was that from this year or last year?

Crap! It looks like last year.
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« Reply #159 on: Dec 03, 2008, 11:10:18 PM »

I'd just like to say that everyone that's digging the '59 Sound really should check out the Gaslight Anthem's debut album Sink or Swim. It's a little faster more punk influenced, but all the Springsteen influence and lyrics are pretty much on par with the '59 Sound.

Also, to make this somewhat relevant to the thread, I'm currently streaming the new Britney album. I'm only on track 4 (this almost sounds like an Eminem beat or something) and I'm already getting bored.

EDIT: Holy shit, I wish that was an Eminem track, that song was fucking awful. I almost gave up on the album right then and there, but things are starting to pick up with 'If U Seek Amy'.

EDIT 2: Now it's really starting to redeem itself. This 'Unusual You' track is awesome, it's got an Imogen Heap - 'Hide and Seek' feel to it. This might be the first Britney song I can honestly say I really like.
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« Reply #160 on: Dec 03, 2008, 11:30:55 PM »

Are you a Leviathan fan? It's a pretty difficult album. 

I've never listened to them
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« Reply #161 on: Dec 03, 2008, 11:59:12 PM »

The production and composition hides alot of the immediate impact.  It's an album I have to really focus on when I listen to it.  Otherwise it's just background noise to me. 
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« Reply #162 on: Dec 04, 2008, 12:43:57 AM »

Are you a Leviathan fan? It's a pretty difficult album. 

I've never listened to them

you should try it! i think it's an exceptional, rewarding album. slime might be right in that it takes some getting used to but as far as leviathan goes i'd say it's some of his most accessible stuff, at least production-wise.
i won't be submitting my list in another couple of weeks but i'm a little surprised the mount eerie & julie doiron record hasn't been mentioned at all. easily one of my favourites this year. also the new grails, no one around here into that? 
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« Reply #163 on: Dec 04, 2008, 12:53:02 AM »

jay reatard singles/matador singles

deer hunter. microcastle and weird era cont

walkmen you & me

bodof songs -- how shadows chase the balance




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« Reply #164 on: Dec 04, 2008, 05:51:36 AM »

Short Sharp Shocked
(Kind-Hearted Woman)

Recommendations noted.  I had Short Sharp Shocked, also on tape, but it's buried in a box in an attic somewhere at this stage.

Yeah, I had When Cupid Meets Psyche back in the day and had a lot of fun with it--especially the "I Love the Rain" song (seek that out if you don't have it already...I'll see if I can't work up a YSI tonight). But I'd always considered him a late-90s, quasi-elephant 6 relic of sorts. Certainly didn't think he'd have another ten years in him. That's a long time to be cranking out pop songs for so little recognition!

From my limited knowledge of E6, I wouldn't have put him in that camp, but then again I haven't heard the earlier stuff.  Magnetic Fields, Yann Tiersen, Andrew Bird, Prefab Sprout- that'd be (part of) the context for the more recent output.

Re 'I Love The Rain'- I just checked, and at some time in the past I saved an image of that EP just because of the cover art, though I don't think I know the song.  If a YSI is tricky, don't worry, because I suspect I'll be mining the back catalogue at some stage in the pretty near future.

Regarding recognition, I see he's playing in the Victoria & Albert Museum in London tomorrow night, so there must be enough like-minded souls out there to sustain his endeavours!
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« Reply #165 on: Dec 04, 2008, 08:13:01 AM »

20 albums I have listened to this year, and enjoyed:

Algernon Cadwallader - Some Kind Of Cadwallader
Bonnie "Prince" Billy - Lie Down In The Light
Cynic - Traced In Air
Delta Spirit - Ode To Sunshine
Drive-By Truckers - Brighter Than Creation's Dark
The Duke Spirit - Neptune
Elliott BROOD - Mountain Meadows
Gojira - The Way Of All Flesh
GZA - Pro Tools
The Hold Steady - Stay Positive
Jolie Holland - The Living And The Dead
Kaki King - Dreaming Of Revenge
Lil Wayne - Tha Carter III
Meshuggah - obZen
The Mountain Goats - Heretic Pride
The Notwist - The Devil, You + Me
The Rural Alberta Advantage - Hometowns
Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks - Real Emotional Trash
Shearwater - Rook
Times New Viking - Rip It Off

No way I'm ranking them, I'm terrible at that sort of stuff.

Yay! This one made me feel in-touch. I also dug the TNV, the new Jolie Holland, and the new BPB. The new tMG record did about as much for me as the last couple tMG records. Which is to say: nothing. 
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« Reply #166 on: Dec 04, 2008, 10:47:22 AM »

I made HM post her list mainly because I felt like the Jolie Holland needed to be repped for a little harder.

Just a little while ago though she said, "OH MY GOD THE NEW BPB WHY DIDNT YOU TELLLLLLL MEEEEEEEE"  and I sez, "I'VE BEEN AGITATING YOU ABOUT IT FOR LIKE 6 FUCKIN MONTHS WTF."

My list is what it is because I'm way beyond the point of having any time for or interest in being on the cutting edge of listening to new music or whatever.  I have artists I like, and if one of you guys reps hard enough I will listen to a new artist.  That works pretty well for me.
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« Reply #167 on: Dec 04, 2008, 11:17:28 AM »

01. bohren and der club of gore - dolores
02. nine inch nails - ghosts 1-4
03. lil wayne - tha carter 3
04. stephen malkmus and the jicks - real emotional trash
05. four tet - ringer
06. order from chaos - an ending in fire (reissue, 1998)
07. vampire weekend - vampire weekend
08. natural snow buildings - the dance of the moon and the sun (reissue, 2006)
09. jonathan richman - because her beauty is raw and wild
10. the wave pictures - instant coffee baby
11. boris - smile
12. fm3 – buddha machine 2.0
13. jacaszek - treny
14. evangelista - hello voyager
15. machinefabriek - dauw
16. paavoharju - laulu laakson kukista
17. earth - the bees made honey in the lion's skull
18. kaki king – dreaming of revenge
19. brael and tokyo bloodworm - living language
20. claro intelecto - metanarrative

there are all sorts of ways to work out rankings in a list, but mine is based on a kind of twin calculation taking into account how many times i think i've gone back to a record to listen to it some more and alongside that how much awesome i feel is contained therein. so some things are lower down than they might otherwise be because they came out very recently or because i've not listened to them in the last couple of weeks. malkmus i only put quite so high because i'm secretly gunning for him to get LPTJ's number one spot this year, but i don't actually think it's my fourth favourite record on the list here. i figure it's all fairly random anyway, in a list where an album as awesome as claro intelecto's can only just sneak in at the bottom and one as patchy as lil wayne's can be right up top like. listing stuff is hard.
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« Reply #168 on: Dec 04, 2008, 11:21:22 AM »

also i haven't listened to the new xela album yet so that might have an impact.
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« Reply #169 on: Dec 04, 2008, 11:33:41 AM »

I've been listening to the Esau Mwamawaya mixtape that pitchfork gave the "best new music" tag this morning (lega free downloads all over the place), and you know I think I'd like it a lot if it weren't for the crappy sounding remixes. Which is to say, keep the guy's voice, and put some earthy, organic music underneath it.

Those beats sound terrible.
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« Reply #170 on: Dec 04, 2008, 11:36:18 AM »

Shit, I completely forgot that Paavorharju even existed.  Guess I know what I'll be listening to today.
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« Reply #171 on: Dec 04, 2008, 11:50:42 AM »

10. the wave pictures - instant coffee baby
Good to see this on your list, it will definitely be on mine and around the same place too. I liked the Claro Intelecto a fair bit too.
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« Reply #172 on: Dec 04, 2008, 12:21:29 PM »



My list is what it is because I'm way beyond the point of having any time for or interest in being on the cutting edge of listening to new music or whatever.  I have artists I like, and if one of you guys reps hard enough I will listen to a new artist.  That works pretty well for me.

This is exactly the point I'm at
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« Reply #173 on: Dec 04, 2008, 12:58:27 PM »



My list is what it is because I'm way beyond the point of having any time for or interest in being on the cutting edge of listening to new music or whatever.  I have artists I like, and if one of you guys reps hard enough I will listen to a new artist.  That works pretty well for me.

This is exactly the point I'm at

i've always been at this point
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« Reply #174 on: Dec 04, 2008, 01:10:41 PM »

Babar your application for membership in the prematurely old men's club is hereby rejected, on account of you look too pretty.

Also, get off my lawn.
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