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King_Moc

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I've listened to it about 6 times now, and I'm really happy with what they've pulled off. It's not often a band returns at their age and matches their past works. Hyped for the tour even more now.
 

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I've listened to it about 6 times now, and I'm really happy with what they've pulled off. It's not often a band returns at their age and matches their past works. Hyped for the tour even more now.
You going to the London gig? I am considering it if its not sold out (I believe there is some tickets left)
 

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Damn, the album Daughter just put out as a soundtrack to the new Life is Strange game had a few instances where I had tears streaming down my face. Really evocative and a great listen.

Also loving the new LCD LP, how do you sleep? is definitely a standout LCD track. Missed out on tickets due to ticketmaster fucking up my order but looking forward to seeing them next summer on the festival circuit.
 

Icolin

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Not sure if the thread I'm making for Sleep Well Beast should be an |OT|, given that the thread for Trouble Will Find Me wasn't. That and I can't think of a clever |OT| title. Open to suggestions though.
 

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Not sure if the thread I'm making for Sleep Well Beast should be an |OT|, given that the thread for Trouble Will Find Me wasn't. That and I can't think of a clever |OT| title. Open to suggestions though.
How about a line from Turtleneck (but sincere in this case):
The genius we've been waiting years for
 

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Not sure if the thread I'm making for Sleep Well Beast should be an |OT|, given that the thread for Trouble Will Find Me wasn't. That and I can't think of a clever |OT| title. Open to suggestions though.
If you don't think it would get many posts, maybe do a general National OT?


Btw it leaked

Went back to the latest BSS it has grown on me tremendously.
I love it
 
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Went back to BSS after I got tix. Great comeback, super excited to see them in a few weeks.

I'll Still Destroy You off the new National is taking over my life atm. One of their best for sure.
 

Icolin

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If you don't think it would get many posts, maybe do a general National OT?


Btw it leaked
The (barebones) thread I made when The System Only Dreams In Total Darkness came out got a fair amount of posts, and the thread for Trouble Will Find Me made it to five pages, so I'm not sure a general National OT is needed because of a lack of activity.

Went back to BSS after I got tix. Great comeback, super excited to see them in a few weeks.

I'll Still Destroy You off the new National is taking over my life atm. One of their best for sure.
It's hard enough trying to resist listening to the leak before the album comes out, and now you gotta say this. Hype is in overdrive now.

How about a line from Turtleneck (but sincere in this case):
The genius we've been waiting years for
As far as OT titles go my first inclination would be "maybe I listen more then you think"
Great suggestions. Hard to choose one, but I'll be sure to give a shoutout to the second choice ITT!
 

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Saw Deerhoof for the fourth time last night. Like always they were absolutely incredible. Amazing setlist with some songs I haven't heard them play before. Was finally glad to hear Spirit Ditties of No Tone and Twin Killers from The Runners Four. Also Polly Bee! That track is super old.
 

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If you are fan of Vampire Weekend (I am not), it seems that their new album is 80% done and should be out early next year. Curious to see how their sound develops considering all of their band members are busy with side projects.
 

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Sleep Well Beast thread is going up tomorrow because

- it leaked
- I'm heading on 5 consecutive flights
- 2 days of pre (official) release hype is fun

You people better be there. 👀
 

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Saw Deerhoof for the fourth time last night. Like always they were absolutely incredible. Amazing setlist with some songs I haven't heard them play before. Was finally glad to hear Spirit Ditties of No Tone and Twin Killers from The Runners Four. Also Polly Bee! That track is super old.
Listened to those songs you mentioned, and I really like them. Any rec on an album to start with from Deerhoof? Never heard of the band before now.
 

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OK, now I'm getting a little nervous about the new St. Vincent album.


Edit: Reveille is a fucking masterpiece
 

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Just read that Danielle Lupi teamed up with Parques Courts to make an album like Lupi did with Danger Mouse. Liking the first 2 singles so far.
 

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Listened to those songs you mentioned, and I really like them. Any rec on an album to start with from Deerhoof? Never heard of the band before now.
Well you might as well start with The Runners Four since Twin Killers and Spirit Ditties of No Tone are on it. Polly Bee is from their very experimental debut album and is probably the only good song from it because it sounds like what they would start doing in the future haha. I'm a big ass fan boy and like all their albums onwards starting from Reveille. Their most direct rock albums are probably Runners Four, Offend Maggie, La Isla Bonita and last years The Magic. Reveille, Milkman, and Friend Opportunity are classic but maybe a bit too weird to start off with haha.

Edit: Yeah the two St Vincent singles aren't so promising. Lacking the quirkiness of her earlier stuff.
 

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The new Alvvays is sogood.gif.

Also, thinking of seeing Manchester Orchestra tomorrow, that new album is so damn good.
 

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I really like the new Alvvays. and I think it's totally different from the first album, especially beyond the singles/first 3 songs on the album. Much faster tempos, new wavey in-your-face synths, a few super noisy guitars, actual solos.

"Saved by a Waif" is a standout, wow that song is good.
 

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I like it, but prefer the first one. I prefer the excessive jingly jangly guitars. I saw them live on Wednesday, they were in good form as always.
 

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The new Deerhoof album is pretty damn good. It's kind of strange to hear all these guest vocals, but it mostly works. Juana Molina's collab is definitely the best, as I expected. Really like Mountain Moves (the song) too, love the jazz influence.

Deerhoof is always a strange band for me though. I really appreciate their creative ideas and the craft that goes into the songs and the production, but they never have songs that I listen to over and over. In terms of song strength though, Mountain Moves is probably their best record to date.
 
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New Alvvays is solid. Lacks something as magic the Patry Police - Dives - Atop a cake run from their debut but it's probably the better album.
 

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The new Deerhoof album is pretty damn good. It's kind of strange to hear all these guest vocals, but it mostly works. Juana Molina's collab is definitely the best, as I expected. Really like Mountain Moves (the song) too, love the jazz influence.

Deerhoof is always a strange band for me though. I really appreciate their creative ideas and the craft that goes into the songs and the production, but they never have songs that I listen to over and over. In terms of song strength though, Mountain Moves is probably their best record to date.
I think it is ok. I like the first 8 songs but the second half of the album is a bit patchy in my opinion. I was a big fan of last years The Magic and that collaborative album they did with that contemporary composer. They've been really prolific lately so it's not too disappointing given the amount of great content they've released in the past 12 months or so. I do really love I Will Spite Survive, that song is a killer.
 

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I think it is ok. I like the first 8 songs but the second half of the album is a bit patchy in my opinion. I was a big fan of last years The Magic and that collaborative album they did with that contemporary composer. They've been really prolific lately so it's not too disappointing given the amount of great content they've released in the past 12 months or so. I do really love I Will Spite Survive, that song is a killer.
The Magic is pretty good, but feels disjointed to me as an album, which you could probably say for several of their albums, but the stylistic palette of Magic in particular feels kinda all over the place. The songs on Mountain Moves -- despite all the guest vocalists -- feel like they belong together.
 

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If you're a fan, Manchester Orchestra were amazing live. So glad I ended up going, one of the best shows I've seen this year.

Also Fixing were openers and while a short set were fantastic as well.
 

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The Magic is pretty good, but feels disjointed to me as an album, which you could probably say for several of their albums, but the stylistic palette of Magic in particular feels kinda all over the place. The songs on Mountain Moves -- despite all the guest vocalists -- feel like they belong together.
I think there is raw kind of energy that runs through The Magic that gives it a cohesive vibe despite all the style changes. Although you could probably do a few trimmings on the album, like John's hair metal song.