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Hey thanks. Those clips are fantastic. I think she sounds even better live. I don't really get all the Norah Jones comparisons though, Feist is 10x more interesting.

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post #152 of 9251
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Hey thanks. Those clips are fantastic. I think she sounds even better live. I don't really get all the Norah Jones comparisons though, Feist is 10x more interesting.
Adding on to the Feist-fest, if you get a chance try to track down here work with Kings of Convenience. I had no idea who she was until I heard their album and man...she ruined me for life.
post #153 of 9251
Cansei De Ser Sexy-Fav. song is Alcohol.
post #154 of 9251
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Adding on to the Feist-fest, if you get a chance try to track down here work with Kings of Convenience. I had no idea who she was until I heard their album and man...she ruined me for life.

I heard she did some work/was a part of Broken Social Scene too. Thanks, I was already going to try and *find* (harmless w/c) some of her earlier stuff anyway. Now I have a starting point.
post #155 of 9251
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I heard she did some work/was a part of Broken Social Scene too. Thanks, I was already going to try and *find* (harmless w/c) some of her earlier stuff anyway. Now I have a starting point.
Check out "Lover's Spit (redux)" on BSS. For KoC, you need the album "Riot on an Empty Street." Or some live tracks such as... http://www.kingsofconvenience.org/kocgigs.html
post #156 of 9251
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Check out "Lover's Spit (redux)" on BSS.

For KoC, you need the album "Riot on an Empty Street." Or some live tracks such as...
http://www.kingsofconvenience.org/kocgigs.html

I'm actually looking up the Redux right now, but I can't seem to find it.

BTW, the KoC guys are really good. I downloaded some of the live performances last night and got a chance to listen to them today. Thanks, I love new (to me) music.
post #157 of 9251
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Here's a clip of her doing a killer version of Secret Heart (from Let It Die) on Carson Daly that was so awesome I actually went out of my way to pull it off my Tivo and post: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YZZ1Gd5qjc4. There's something decidedly awesome about a chick in heels and a cocktail dress with a Guild archtop. And here's the SNL clips: 1234 and I Feel it All.
I do like that. I hadn't realize she was part of Broken Social Scene which is a group I like.
post #158 of 9251
NM. I found it on youtube, which I can download from.
post #159 of 9251
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Got me some old rekkids today:

ZZ Top Afterburner (sealed), great fun!

Everest recording of Aaron Copland's Appalachian Spring Ballet. Gorgeous music.
post #160 of 9251
Going over this after only listening to it once or twice a while back:



And revisiting some favorites:



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post #161 of 9251
Brian: How is the new spoon album? I've been meaning to download it. They're one of the few hipster "indie rock" bands i still enjoy. I got into them with Girls can Tell and Kill the Moonlight but really didn't like Gimme Fiction all that much. The Arcade Fire is just one of those bands i recognize as being good and i do enjoy their music (i've only listened to the new album once though) but it's just not something that has stuck with me through the years. When i first heard Funeral back in 04, i thought it was going to become an instant classic for me and loved it to death for a month or two. I just don't reach for it very often since the first year though. I dunno. I have yet to actually get Eraser. I have no idea why as i figured i would've gotten in immediately. I've just been busy/lazy the past 2 years when it comes to music. Nice shit overall. This is the last cd played in my car: I have a feeling all of my friends who just listen to whatever is hip are going to be jumping all over the kinks soon since the new Wes Anderson movie basically just plays lola and the powerman constantly.
post #162 of 9251
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I really liked "Black Swan" when it came out as a single in "A Scanner Darkly," but I had limited expectations for the album. I figured it would be along the lines of the HTTTF/Amnesiac electronica b-sides but it's really far better than that. "Harrowdown Hill" is probably the strongest song on the album in terms of melody and message. It all rather plays like what Radiohead would write to listen to while in a packed trendy club, and it sounds good.

With all the machines buzzing and whirling from track to track it's easy to forget that Thom's guitar skill (never thought I'd say that...) is driving the whole damn show. Here's a great example of that in a stripped-down version of "The Clock":
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z1nFB-R-_gI
post #163 of 9251
Shiny Toy Guns and New Young Pony Club. I've been on some synth pop kick lately...

Don't mind the new Hives album either...
post #164 of 9251
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Brian: How is the new spoon album? I've been meaning to download it. They're one of the few hipster "indie rock" bands i still enjoy. I got into them with Girls can Tell and Kill the Moonlight but really didn't like Gimme Fiction all that much. The Arcade Fire is just one of those bands i recognize as being good and i do enjoy their music (i've only listened to the new album once though) but it's just not something that has stuck with me through the years. When i first heard Funeral back in 04, i thought it was going to become an instant classic for me and loved it to death for a month or two. I just don't reach for it very often since the first year though. I dunno.
The new Spoon album is very good, just another solid collection of songs to add to their catalog. It's more in the vein of Kill the Moonlight than Gimme Fiction (which I personally like the best of their last three records) in that it's (mostly) accessible, well-written rock songs, whereas Gimme Fiction was a bit more ambitious. Ga Ga... has a bit of a 50s/early 60s pop influence to it, which I think is really cool, and blends well with Britt Daniel's delivery. I must confess I'm unfamiliar with their work prior to Kill the Moonlight. I sort of had the same reaction to Funeral that you did, but so far I'm still loving it (I just heard it this spring, though). It has a level of quality from start to finish and a consistency of atmosphere that's rare in most of the records you pick up today and that I really appreciate. I don't reach for it often, either, but that's because it's one of those albums that I like to be able to listen to all the way through without stopping and devote my full attention to. It's not the kind of CD I'll leave in the car for a week, hearing bits and pieces along the way. I feel like it loses some impact when digested in such a way.
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I really liked "Black Swan" when it came out as a single in "A Scanner Darkly," but I had limited expectations for the album. I figured it would be along the lines of the HTTTF/Amnesiac electronica b-sides but it's really far better than that. "Harrowdown Hill" is probably the strongest song on the album in terms of melody and message. It all rather plays like what Radiohead would write to listen to while in a packed trendy club, and it sounds good. With all the machines buzzing and whirling from track to track it's easy to forget that Thom's guitar skill (never thought I'd say that...) is driving the whole damn show. Here's a great example of that in a stripped-down version of "The Clock": http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z1nFB-R-_gI
I had similar expectations, and actually avoided listening to it for almost a year after it came out just because I was afraid it would ruin my idolization of Thom Yorke: Music God, until I gathered enough optimism for it (and at the pressing of a friend who really loves it). I find it frequently excellent, but it (perhaps unsurprisingly) lacks the polish and consistency of a Radiohead record. It also feels much less demanding and expansive despite it's firmly electronica-tinged base (I assume this is the absence of Greenwood's contributions), like many a (as you referenced) HttT-era B-side that you sort of figure Thom mostly put together himself (I Am Citizen Insane and Paper Bag Writer spring to mind as tracks that wouldn't have seemed out of place on The Eraser). HttF and even the relatively-tame-by-Radiohead's-standards In Rainbows by comparison are more complex, grander, more intense. The Eraser simmers and tumbles along, but it doesn't, uh, rock quite so hard.
post #165 of 9251
I don't know what it is about arcade fire/funeral. I mean, i think it's really good, but for some reason it's a bit too self aware, if that makes sense. As if they're trying to make their music "good" instead of just letting it happen naturally. I don't know how to describe it. There haven't been many cds that i've put into my "forever favorites" lately. I assumed that Funeral would enter that after first hearing it but it didn't stick. The last album i put in there was Andrew Bird's "The Swimming Hour". I had the cd in my collection for 3 years but didn't listen to it enough. Over the summer though, everything just clicked. Eagerly awaiting more albums to enter that pantheon.
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