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Killdozersnakeboy
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« Reply #175 on: Dec 02, 2010, 07:54:45 PM »

Drama w/r/t Drunkdriver totally justified; fuck that guy; apparently the album is good; but who cares; cause fuck that guy.

I totally agree with the whole “fuck that guy” thing but think it’s also worth noting that there were two other people in the band. Everything I’ve heard suggests that Berdan & Kristy are good people who (wrongly it seems) took the word of Villalobos that the original rumours were either bullshit or overstated.

Regardless of what happened Drunkdriver were one of the best bands of the last few years.
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« Reply #176 on: Dec 02, 2010, 08:03:48 PM »

Drama w/r/t Drunkdriver totally justified; fuck that guy; apparently the album is good; but who cares; cause fuck that guy.

I totally agree with the whole “fuck that guy” thing but think it’s also worth noting that there were two other people in the band. Everything I’ve heard suggests that Berdan & Kristy are good people who (wrongly it seems) took the word of Villalobos that the original rumours were either bullshit or overstated.

Regardless of what happened Drunkdriver were one of the best bands of the last few years.


What this guy said
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« Reply #177 on: Dec 03, 2010, 01:07:57 AM »

Oh yeah, I forgot the new Swans album. Should be somewhere in the middle.
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« Reply #178 on: Dec 03, 2010, 01:28:39 AM »

I think that Swans album will make the top 5 on the big list. I keep meaning to hear it.
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« Reply #179 on: Dec 03, 2010, 07:09:00 AM »

I'd never even heard of Swans until someone here mentioned them. I don't what their older stuff sounds like, but I love the new album. It's as if Iggy Pop has a twin brother, a  crazy, reclusive preacher who's just come out of hiding to make a hardcore album.
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« Reply #180 on: Dec 03, 2010, 09:17:51 AM »

Never mind this Kei$ha rubbish, or that katy perry either. I did like hot n cold a lot though. Best disco/pop song of the year is quite clearly "Rocket" by Goldfrapp. Total stunner.
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« Reply #181 on: Dec 03, 2010, 04:33:26 PM »

There are *several hundred* 2010 albums listed here: http://kexp.org/events/toplists/Default.aspx#O

I am supposed to select my top 5 albums of the year from this list. Unfortunately, not ONE of my top 5 albums can be found in that long, long list. They are not even super-obscure or anything.
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« Reply #182 on: Dec 03, 2010, 06:14:38 PM »

Regardless of what happened Drunkdriver were one of the best bands of the last few years.

I expected them to sound like Brainbombs or something and therefore never listened to them. Until today. And goddamn if that album (the shattered one) isn't really great. They do sound a little bit like Brainbombs, but they throw in enough different influences that I like them anyway. How about that.

I probably should have just gone on not listening to them, so that I didn't have to feel all conflicted about them.
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« Reply #183 on: Dec 04, 2010, 12:21:41 AM »

Thanks for linking to that Veins cassette Andrew. Good stuff.

Fave 7"s of the year.



White Load - My Wall
Killer KBD-ish hardcore. Messy primitive stuff made by uncool people.

Lamps - Niels Bohr Was An Excellent Ping-Pong Player
A couple of great thumpers by one of the most dependable bands out there. A friend saw them play at Gonerfest this year and decribed Monty Buckles as the unsmilingest man in garage rock.

Holy Cobras - Feed Yr Head
Terrible band name but this is a really interesting record. A weird kinda biker psych thing. Cramps and Spaceman 3 and Jesus & Mary Chain with some cheap electronic manipulation thrown in for good measure.

Boomgates - Bright Idea
Debut release by a band featuring members from various well known Melbourne bands - most notably Brendan the singer from Eddy Current Suppression Ring. A total pop wonder in the vein of 80's Flying Nun releases. Hear it here: http://soundcloud.com/smartguy/boomgates-bright-idea

Ooga Boogas - Sentimental Stranger
Old melbourne punks getting a bit teary eyed in the pub. Bittersweat nostalgia drips from every second of the A side. This will get a lot of play over the summer.

Homostupids - Night Deacon e.p
A near perfect 7". Nominally hardcore but so much weirder and more fucked than most of the nonsense garbage that wears the hc tag. I've yet to see this band put a foot wrong.

Condominium - Gag
If you're like myself and I assume Kyle (and maybe Andrew soon) who miss the above mentioned Drunkdriver then this is the record for you. Artfull ugliness. Sounds like the weird loner little brother of a prime era AmRep band. Title track starts with gentle strumming but eventually explodes into a mid-paced storm that pummels you senseless. Powerful shit.
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« Reply #184 on: Dec 04, 2010, 08:04:48 PM »

The Contendahs:

Against Me! - White Crosses
Alcest - Ecailles De Lune
Arcade Fire - The Suburbs
Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti - Before Today
Beach House - Teen Dream
Best Coast - Crazy For You
Big Boi - Sir Luscious Left Foot...The Son of Chico Dusty
Charlotte Gainsbourg - IRM
Crystal Castles - Crystal Castles
Deerhunter - Halcyon Digest
Drive-By Truckers - The Big To-Do
Grinderman - Grinderman 2
High on Fire - Snakes for the Divine
Janelle Monae - The ArchAndroid
Kaki King - Junior
Kanye West - My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy
Kath Bloom - Thin Thin Line
LCD Soundsystem - This Is Happening
MIA - Maya
No Age - Everything In Between
Retribution Gospel Choir - 2
Robyn - Body Talk
Superchunk - Majesty Shredding
Ted Leo and the Pharmacists - The Brutalist Bricks
The Drums - The Drums
The Extra Lens - Undercard
The National - High Violet
The New Pornographers - Together
The Roots - How I Got Over
The Sword - Warp Riders
The Tallest Man on Earth - The Wild Hunt
The Vaselines - Sex With An X
Titus Andronicus - The Monitor


Further Analysis Required:

Avi Buffalo - Avi Buffalo
Belle & Sebastian - Write About Love
Blonde Redhead - Penny Sparkle
Caribou - Swim
Deftones - Diamond Eyes
Dum Dum Girls - I Will Be
Jamey Johnson - The Guitar Song
Jenny & Johnny - I'm Having Fun Now
John Mellencamp - No Better Than This
Jonsi - Go
Marnie Stern - Marnie Stern
Neil Young - Le Noise
of Montreal - False Priest
Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings - I Learned the Hard Way
Sleigh Bells - Treats
Stone Temple Pilots - Stone Temple Pilots
Sufjan Stevens - The Age of Adz
Sun Kil Moon - Admiral Fell Promises
The Dillinger Escape Plan - Option Paralysis
The Gaslight Anthem - American Slang
The Hold Steady - Heaven Is Whenever


Bought But Haven't Listened To Yet:

Joanna Newsom - Have One on Me
Shearwater - The Golden Archipelago
The Magnetic Fields - Realism
Vampire Weekend - Contra
Yeasayer - Odd Blood


Haven't Bought or Listened to Yet:

Delorean - Subiza
Flying Lotus - Cosmogramma
Male Bonding - Nothing Hurts
Owen Pallett - Heartland
Perfume Genius - Learning
Radio Dept - Clinging To A Scheme
Screaming Females - Castle Talk
These New Puritans - Hidden






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« Reply #185 on: Dec 05, 2010, 05:56:49 AM »

Tell me about the Robyn album please
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« Reply #186 on: Dec 05, 2010, 06:52:15 AM »

There are *several hundred* 2010 albums listed here: http://kexp.org/events/toplists/Default.aspx#O

I am supposed to select my top 5 albums of the year from this list. Unfortunately, not ONE of my top 5 albums can be found in that long, long list. They are not even super-obscure or anything.

i heard six of them!

four tet
joanna newsom
liars
rustie
scuba
radio dept

so i would recommend you vote for five of those  Cool
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« Reply #187 on: Dec 05, 2010, 10:08:36 AM »

1 justin bieber my world. justin is a strong artist for his age, possessing a natural gift for songwriting and a quirky delivery. He's a sharp songwriter (sharp as a tack), and it will be interesting to watch him progress and mature. It can only get better from here. c'mon justin! a couple more relationships with nickelodian actresses, and you'll be matured into the greatest songwriter of the age.
2 susan boyle i dreamed a dream. yes! she did dream a dream. her soaring voice is eye opening and filled with beauty. she's a dynamo, and probably one of the best artists of last decade. recently a lesser light lou reed denied her rights to sing a perfect day but i hear that got worked out, because she is a greater artist.
3. taylor swift fearless. she is FEARLESS. an amazing artist and delicious songwriter. she is one of the best of her generation. when i hear her name, i get sweaty and anxious.
4 michael buble crazy love. how sweet it is! i'm filled with crazy love for this album! good job buble! your wife is lucky she has your beautiful last name.
now that's what i call music too! this is what i listen to when i'm wearing my naturally harvested cobweb cotton suit and my raincape and practicing fake languages.
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« Reply #188 on: Dec 05, 2010, 12:31:34 PM »

Any love for the new David Cross, Bigger and Blackerer? Do comedy albums fall into this? I really enjoy this new cd from him.
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« Reply #189 on: Dec 05, 2010, 12:46:54 PM »

Another interesting album, along the lines of Stars Of The Lid, is Kyle Bobby Dunn's A Young Person's Guide To, which forge recommended to me and I've enjoyed a lot but not listened to enough.
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« Reply #190 on: Dec 05, 2010, 01:38:09 PM »

Tell me about the Robyn album please

Well, it was gonna be three EPs but instead she released the 5 song third EP as a full-length CD with the "best" tracks from Parts 1 and 2 tacked on (I put best in quotes because she left off "Cry When You Get Older," which is my favorite song on any of the records). Anyway, it's sort of a Euro-disco-pop record about getting older and feeling lonely in the midst of a crowd of people. I relate to the lyrics a whole lot, but it's also super fucking catchy. Here are a few songs you should hear from it:

Hang With Me
Dancing On My Own
Fembot
Cry When You Get Older
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« Reply #191 on: Dec 05, 2010, 02:07:48 PM »

My friends are obsessed with Dancing On My Own to the point that I have never gone out to see them and not heard it three or four times, complete with their own fully-choreographed interpretation.
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« Reply #192 on: Dec 05, 2010, 02:13:04 PM »

I like "Cry When You Get Older" a bit, but Robyn's a little deep into bubblegum territory for me, so I find listening to her stuff is something of an effort.
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« Reply #193 on: Dec 05, 2010, 02:19:12 PM »

That's fair. I think there's some discussion of Robyn as being different from your typical dance-pop singer, and I don't really see it. For whatever reason she doesn't have a lot of mainstream success in the USA but she's not any less commercial than the female dance-pop singer types that are popular here. I don't see any real qualitative difference, on a strictly musical level, between her and Lady Gaga. So yeah, I can understand why she'd be too bubblegum for some people.

But as we have learned recently, I happen to really like dance-pop. So I'm way into her stuff.
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« Reply #194 on: Dec 05, 2010, 04:14:30 PM »

She's different in that she's got a stronger sense of humor, and a lot more experience than the others currently putting stuff out. But none of these things are necessarily emphasized in the latest release.
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« Reply #195 on: Dec 05, 2010, 06:00:53 PM »

Also less obvious autotune, sounds like.
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« Reply #196 on: Dec 05, 2010, 09:32:30 PM »

She's different in that she's got a stronger sense of humor, and a lot more experience than the others currently putting stuff out. But none of these things are necessarily emphasized in the latest release.

I agree with this. I was actually disappointed to find that the most recent Body Talk--the one I bought--isn't simply the two previous EPs plus some new tracks. Now I wonder if I should also pick those up or if I should simply attain the stray tracks through less scrupulous means.
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« Reply #197 on: Dec 05, 2010, 11:50:43 PM »

You NEED "Cry When You Get Older." It is a fucking CRIME that song was left off the single-LP version. The other two left-off songs from Body Talk Pt 1 aren't essential by any means--one is an alternate version of "Hang With Me," one is a Swedish lullaby. Where Body Talk Pt 2 is concerned, you're missing out on an inessential alternate version of "Indestructible," the pretty decent "Criminal Intent," and the totally necessary "Include Me Out." So yeah, on the whole, only half of the tracks you're missing out on are totally essential. On the other hand, half of the tracks you're missing out on are totally essential. So yeah, hunt them shitz down.
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« Reply #198 on: Dec 06, 2010, 03:30:21 AM »

Then hunt them shitz down I shall!
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« Reply #199 on: Dec 07, 2010, 10:42:10 AM »

1 justin bieber my world. justin is a strong artist for his age, possessing a natural gift for songwriting and a quirky delivery. He's a sharp songwriter (sharp as a tack), and it will be interesting to watch him progress and mature. It can only get better from here. c'mon justin! a couple more relationships with nickelodian actresses, and you'll be matured into the greatest songwriter of the age.
2 susan boyle i dreamed a dream. yes! she did dream a dream. her soaring voice is eye opening and filled with beauty. she's a dynamo, and probably one of the best artists of last decade. recently a lesser light lou reed denied her rights to sing a perfect day but i hear that got worked out, because she is a greater artist.
3. taylor swift fearless. she is FEARLESS. an amazing artist and delicious songwriter. she is one of the best of her generation. when i hear her name, i get sweaty and anxious.
4 michael buble crazy love. how sweet it is! i'm filled with crazy love for this album! good job buble! your wife is lucky she has your beautiful last name.
now that's what i call music too! this is what i listen to when i'm wearing my naturally harvested cobweb cotton suit and my raincape and practicing fake languages.

I know you're being a dick, but I was actually genuine when I expressed surprise upthread that Babar didn't mention Speak Now (Fearless is like 3 years old, daaawg).  Hipster poptimist types love them some Taylor Swift!  If no one else votes for it I might be tempted to, just to make the vein in coldforge's forehead throb a little more
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