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Discussion in 'Entertainment, Culture, and Sports' started by Brian SD, Apr 26, 2004.

  1. Edward Appleby

    Edward Appleby Senior member

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    I just started listening to the Anthony and the Johnsons album. If you catch it in the wrong mood, it's ridiculous, but in the right frame of mind (namely late at night), "Hope There's Someone" is akin to a religious transcendence.
     


  2. LabelKing

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    I think its cover of Candy Darling on her deathbed has a certain element of transcendence.
     


  3. Brian SD

    Brian SD Moderator

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    What are your thoughts about this one? I haven't heard the whole album yet but what I've heard I like (although Dan needs to focus a bit more).

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    Not as good as Your Blues but still it's Dan Bejar and therefore I am unexplainably drawn to it. All in all I do think its a good album.
     


  4. shoreman1782

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    The songs I've heard off that Band of Horses album are indeed good. They seem very in control of their sound/direction. I wonder if they have other stuff out.

    Brian, how do you feel about the Liars album? I'm supposed to review it, and I have no idea where to start. It's not that I don't like it, but I think I still preferred them when they liked songs.

    Last ten:

    Van Morrison - Glad Tidings
    Headcoats - You Broke my Very Mind
    Secret Machines - Lightning Blue Eyes (off their new one; I like it in spite of myself. Their drum sound makes the band)
    High Dials - Holy Ground
    Raconteurs - Steady as She Goes
    Promise Ring - Pink Chimneys
    Chicago Underground Duo - Funeral of Dreams
    Vague Angels - The Vague Angels of Vagary
    RJD2 - The Horror
    Thievery Corporation - Samba Tranquille
     


  5. jay allen

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    Beth Hart - Live at the Paradiso - DVD

    I have never seen a performance like this......ever. I must admit to being somewhat obsessed with this DVD. Before my brother in law introduced me to it I'd never even heard of her. After seeing it....I'll never forget her. She is a force of nature....with a voice that literally gave me goosebumps. If you can find anyone more committed to their craft....I'd like to see them.
     


  6. Get Smart

    Get Smart Don't Crink

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    Recent listens:

    We Are Scientists
    The Sounds
    Sham 69
    The Alley Dukes
    Arctic Monkeys (Been listening to this since end of last year and I still can't really get into it...a bit overhyped imo, and their appearance on SNL wasnt that great)
     


  7. Brian SD

    Brian SD Moderator

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    The songs I've heard off that Band of Horses album are indeed good. They seem very in control of their sound/direction. I wonder if they have other stuff out.

    Brian, how do you feel about the Liars album? I'm supposed to review it, and I have no idea where to start. It's not that I don't like it, but I think I still preferred them when they liked songs.

    Last ten:

    Van Morrison - Glad Tidings
    Headcoats - You Broke my Very Mind
    Secret Machines - Lightning Blue Eyes (off their new one; I like it in spite of myself. Their drum sound makes the band)
    High Dials - Holy Ground
    Raconteurs - Steady as She Goes
    Promise Ring - Pink Chimneys
    Chicago Underground Duo - Funeral of Dreams
    Vague Angels - The Vague Angels of Vagary
    RJD2 - The Horror
    Thievery Corporation - Samba Tranquille


    I havent listened to the Raconteurs yet, what do you think of them?

    As for LIARS, it's somewhat inexplicable as to the why I like their new album. I'll try my best, take from this what you agree with.

    I think where they may have failed in TWWSWD to accomplish some interesting texture, they really turned it around in DND. The instrumentation works (mix of guitars, drums and electronics) with their composition and where before it sounded like they just repeated the same shit over because they were lost in their own style and didn't know what else to throw in, now they're comfortable with experimenting. The harmonies sort of go in and out of being in-tune - definitely a different spin for Liars, who are kind of known for making things as off and unlistenable as they can. Its also murky and dark without being pretentiously artsy or gothic, and at times its emotionally uplifting instead of cynical and isolating. There's a depth in their sound that they didn't have before - a continuous stream of sound that is simultaneously full and hollow.

    I think they really broke ground with this album. Kind of reminds me of Radiohead's sudden morph after OK Computer (obviously completely different styles in question though). They created something unique, an entirely different sound that has beats but lacks structure.. I give up. I'm losing track of myself, but if you found anything there you understand, maybe it will give you some ground to judge from.
     


  8. LabelKing

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    [​IMG]
     


  9. faustian bargain

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    grace jones...oh my goodness. who can forget her performance in Conan the Destroyer.
     


  10. Get Smart

    Get Smart Don't Crink

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    or in View to a Kill. I believe James Bond added her to his belt notch.
     


  11. faustian bargain

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    notch...johnson.

    roger moore can go sit on a volvo.
     


  12. shoreman1782

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    I think she notched Bond on her belt. Brian, that's a lot more eloquent than anything I've had to say about Drum's not Dead. I've been listening to it almost a week and I'm not ready to write about it. I'm not even ready to say I like it or not. It's intriguing, anyway; though not all that enjoyable on a pop level. last ten: Joy Division - Disorder PJ - Corduroy Black Rebel Motorcycle Club - Love Burns The Evens - Mt. Pleasant Luna - Bewitched William Elliot Whitmore - One Man's Shame Dino Jr. - Tarpit Wilco - Dreamer in my Dreams Junior Murvin - Police and Thieves Silver Jews - Honk If You're Lonely
     


  13. Get Smart

    Get Smart Don't Crink

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    Shoreman, your avatar reminded me of the story from (last week?) about Coachella Music Festival offering $3M to The Smiths to reform for their weekender and Morrisey turned the offer down. On one hand it's cool that bands have integrity to refuse truckloads of cash to reform, but I'm sure the bassist and drummer are bummed they arent getting that fat pay day.

    listening to:

    Mar-Keys
    Booker T & MGs
    The Marvelettes
    The Velvelettes
    Martha Reeves & Vandellas
     


  14. LabelKing

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    Grace Jones is great.

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  15. shoreman1782

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    Get Smart, I think there's more than bad blood among the smiths. IIRC, the drummer has sued Morrissey, much to Mozz's theatrical chagrin. Or at least that's Morrissey's side. I wouldn't be all that surprised if he and Johnny Marr spoke again sometime, but I wouldn't expect the drummer to be in on it. More info here, if you're interested.

    LK, I'm surprised you'd be down with Broken Social Scene (though the name suits you). Not all that esoteric.
     


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