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  • Ramen NoodleRamen Noodle Registered User regular
    edited September 2006
    Help with Explosions in the Sky:

    I'm making a mix cd of Explosions for this lady friend of mine, and since it seems like a decent amount of people here like them, please take a look at the track list and tell me what you think.

    1. Have You Passed Through this Night?
    2. Snow and Lights
    3. Your Hand in Mine
    4. First Breath After Coma
    5. A Song for Our Fathers
    6. The Only Moment We Were Alone
    7. The Moon Is Down
    Hmm....that's pretty good. I think you should put Memorial on there, but that's pretty much all of TEINACP. Just put Memorial (or not) and it's fine.

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  • thorpethorpe Registered User
    edited September 2006
    I'm hoping for some new stuff from Sigur Ros soon. Tak... and the Saeglopur EP have really got me pumped.

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  • RustRust __BANNED USERS
    edited September 2006
    Zappanale wrote:
    I just picked up Modest Mouse's album 'The Moon & Antarctica', and also the new Veils album 'Nux Vomica'.

    Great bands, great albums.

    Anyone a fan?

    I've got pretty much every song MM ever released on album, 'cept for the Interstate 8 EP and Baron von Bullshit Rides Again.

    I like their sound. >>

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  • nexuscrawlernexuscrawler Registered User regular
    edited September 2006
    Help with Explosions in the Sky:

    I'm making a mix cd of Explosions for this lady friend of mine, and since it seems like a decent amount of people here like them, please take a look at the track list and tell me what you think.

    1. Have You Passed Through this Night?
    2. Snow and Lights
    3. Your Hand in Mine
    4. First Breath After Coma
    5. A Song for Our Fathers
    6. The Only Moment We Were Alone
    7. The Moon Is Down
    Hmm....that's pretty good. I think you should put Memorial on there, but that's pretty much all of TEINACP. Just put Memorial (or not) and it's fine.

    I think 6 Days at The Bottom of The Ocean deserves representation too. My fav Explosions song.

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  • ZappanaleZappanale Registered User
    edited September 2006
    Sigur Ros is the fucking best.

    MM has a great sound! I can't wait for their next album.

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  • SuperunknownSuperunknown Registered User
    edited September 2006
    strakha_7 wrote:
    I just started listening to John Frusciante's solo stuff tonight.

    I am very pleasantly surprised by it so far. It's all really just him jamming on a guitar, it's really something different from the Peppers. It's nice though. Kind of like Jack Johnson except with a bit more instrumentation. And that's a good thing.

    I don't approve of your comparison to Jack Johnson, but as long as you're enjoying John Frusciantes solo stuff, that means I like you.

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  • strakha_7strakha_7 Registered User
    edited September 2006
    strakha_7 wrote:
    I just started listening to John Frusciante's solo stuff tonight.

    I am very pleasantly surprised by it so far. It's all really just him jamming on a guitar, it's really something different from the Peppers. It's nice though. Kind of like Jack Johnson except with a bit more instrumentation. And that's a good thing.

    I don't approve of your comparison to Jack Johnson, but as long as you're enjoying John Frusciantes solo stuff, that means I like you.

    Musically they are different, but in terms of the vibe that's just what I felt. I was just trying to describe the music for those that haven't heard him...

    Oh yeah: Anyone heard the new Kasabian album, Empire? I was really digging it, but I just can NOT get enough of the tune British Legion (second ot last track). Solid.

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  • flamebroiledchickenflamebroiledchicken Registered User regular
    edited September 2006
    I couldn't get into Pavement's Slanted and Enchanted, but Crooked Rain Crooked Rain is a pretty solid album.

    Incidentally, I thought about it and here are my top 10 favorite bands:


    10. Iron and Wine/ The Decemberists (couldn't decide)
    9. Neutral Milk Hotel
    8. Pink Floyd
    7. The Arcade Fire
    6. Aquarium (Russian band)
    5. The Beatles
    4. Modest Mouse
    3. Wolf Parade
    2. Radiohead
    1. The Smashing Pumpkins

    Not all of them are alternative, but most of them are.

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  • Ramen NoodleRamen Noodle Registered User regular
    edited September 2006
    Damn, we have the same top 2.

    Mine is....
    1. The Smashing Pumpkins
    2. Radiohead
    3. Explosions in the Sky
    4. Cursive
    5. Blur
    6. VNV Nation
    7. Broken Social Scene
    8. The New Pornographers
    9. Mogwai
    10. Rage Against the Machine (right now at least)

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  • Page-Page- Registered User regular
    edited September 2006
    I know they're more a local thing, and maybe a turn off because of the hype, but watch out for Tokyo Police Club. And I think Most Serene Republic are going to have a new album out soon.

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  • nexuscrawlernexuscrawler Registered User regular
    edited September 2006
    Not alternative at all but BT's new albumhas offically blown my fucking mind with it's awesome

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  • strakha_7strakha_7 Registered User
    edited September 2006
    Has anyone heard of Louis XIV and have any decent directions to go from them? I don't really know how I ended up liking them but they're pretty different from anything I have on CD or mp3.

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  • strakha_7strakha_7 Registered User
    edited October 2006
    I am listening to the Ongoing History of New Music for the first time in a *long* time right now, and it's the early history of Radiohead this episode (lucky). They're playing something from off their first demo tape, and no word of a lie, it sounded like Clap Your Hands Say Yeah! to me. I mean... I thought it was for a second. And yeah CYHSY always get compared to Talking Heads due to the vocals... but damn.

    I called it: Clap Your Hands Say Yeah! is the next Radiohead. Give them five or six years (the recording I'm hearing is from 1990 or 89)


    Hope I did the right thing in bumping this rather than creating a new topic...

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  • LavaKnightLavaKnight Registered User regular
    edited October 2006
    Oh man, I just listened through The Crane Wife a couple of times and I really, really love it. I'm a big fan of the Decemberists, and although Picaresque blew me away, it was kind of outshined by Illinois that year. Also, I tend to like the style of Castaways and Cutouts more these days.

    Crane Wife, however, freaking rocks. It's tough to say whether or not it'll have the lasting strength that C&C does to me, but it's simply a very well put together album. Christopher Walla did a pretty great job producing it.

    Edit: Also, I still haven't checked out Tv on the Radio's new album. A lot of people seem like it, though. Is it that good?

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  • flamebroiledchickenflamebroiledchicken Registered User regular
    edited October 2006
    LavaKnight wrote:
    Edit: Also, I still haven't checked out Tv on the Radio's new album. A lot of people seem like it, though. Is it that good?

    Yes. A million times yes.

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  • LavaKnightLavaKnight Registered User regular
    edited October 2006
    LavaKnight wrote:
    Edit: Also, I still haven't checked out Tv on the Radio's new album. A lot of people seem like it, though. Is it that good?

    Yes. A million times yes.

    What's so great about it? I read the pitchfork review, but it basically said: "they've stopped playing around and have made a concerted effort at making an actual album."

    What else about it is good?

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  • flamebroiledchickenflamebroiledchicken Registered User regular
    edited October 2006
    LavaKnight wrote:
    LavaKnight wrote:
    Edit: Also, I still haven't checked out Tv on the Radio's new album. A lot of people seem like it, though. Is it that good?

    Yes. A million times yes.

    What's so great about it? I read the pitchfork review, but it basically said: "they've stopped playing around and have made a concerted effort at making an actual album."

    What else about it is good?

    http://youtube.com/watch?v=GUB1xSAAADk

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  • Cowboy-BebopCowboy-Bebop Registered User regular
    edited October 2006
    LavaKnight wrote:
    LavaKnight wrote:
    Edit: Also, I still haven't checked out Tv on the Radio's new album. A lot of people seem like it, though. Is it that good?

    Yes. A million times yes.

    What's so great about it? I read the pitchfork review, but it basically said: "they've stopped playing around and have made a concerted effort at making an actual album."

    What else about it is good?

    I didn't think it was all that great. Wolf Like Me is amazing, and I really love it, but everything else is so forgettable. This seems to be the case with the other Tv On the Radio albums. Off of Desperate Youth, I only like Staring at the Sun and King Eternal. On the Young Liars EP, I only like Satellite.

    Someone please change my mind, I want to love TV on the Radio.

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  • CrawBombCrawBomb Registered User
    edited October 2006
    LavaKnight wrote:
    Oh man, I just listened through The Crane Wife a couple of times and I really, really love it. I'm a big fan of the Decemberists, and although Picaresque blew me away, it was kind of outshined by Illinois that year. Also, I tend to like the style of Castaways and Cutouts more these days.

    Crane Wife, however, freaking rocks. It's tough to say whether or not it'll have the lasting strength that C&C does to me, but it's simply a very well put together album. Christopher Walla did a pretty great job producing it.

    with the exception of The Shankill Butchers, O Valenica, and Summer Song, I think The Crane Wife blows. A Perfect Crime...is just an awful song. And I'm a huge Decemberists fan, huge. Maybe my expectations for this album were too high.


    oh, and pick up anything by Destroyer. especially, "destroyer's rubies".

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  • LavaKnightLavaKnight Registered User regular
    edited October 2006
    CrawBomb wrote:
    LavaKnight wrote:
    Oh man, I just listened through The Crane Wife a couple of times and I really, really love it. I'm a big fan of the Decemberists, and although Picaresque blew me away, it was kind of outshined by Illinois that year. Also, I tend to like the style of Castaways and Cutouts more these days.

    Crane Wife, however, freaking rocks. It's tough to say whether or not it'll have the lasting strength that C&C does to me, but it's simply a very well put together album. Christopher Walla did a pretty great job producing it.

    with the exception of The Shankill Butchers, O Valenica, and Summer Song, I think The Crane Wife blows. A Perfect Crime...is just an awful song. And I'm a huge Decemberists fan, huge. Maybe my expectations for this album were too high.


    oh, and pick up anything by Destroyer. especially, "destroyer's rubies".

    Is the reason you don't like it maybe because it's a little different from the Decemberist's norm? I like The Perfect Crime because of the pretty much funk baseline. Meloy's repeating of "the perfect" gets a little old towards the end, but it doesn't ruin the song for me. I think the Crane Wifes are great, and that Sons and Daughters is really interesting and a great end song, even though it's overshadowed by #1&2 in my mind.

    I've noticed that, as a whole, they seem poppier than normal, but I don't think it's a bad thing. What did you think of the Tain?

    Also, I'll check Destroyer out. Is that one of the the New Pornographers' vocalists I hear? It is!

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  • flamebroiledchickenflamebroiledchicken Registered User regular
    edited October 2006
    I like The Crane Wife, but I do think it was a bit of a mistake for them to use their major label debut to experiment with new styles (the funk of The Perfect Crime, the pseudo-metal of When the War Came, the prog-folk-whatever of The Island). I think Sons and Daughters is the greatest song on the album.

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  • LavaKnightLavaKnight Registered User regular
    edited October 2006
    I like The Crane Wife, but I do think it was a bit of a mistake for them to use their major label debut to experiment with new styles (the funk of The Perfect Crime, the pseudo-metal of When the War Came, the prog-folk-whatever of The Island). I think Sons and Daughters is the greatest song on the album.

    I love the imagery of Sons and Daughters. It might be my favorite, too.

    I guess as a fan it's hard not to correlate the label and experimentation, but I don't think that it's necessarily a bad thing. I'm enjoying the variety, if anything, and their traditional style songs are still there to bring it all together.

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  • SuperunknownSuperunknown Registered User
    edited October 2006
    LavaKnight wrote:
    LavaKnight wrote:
    Edit: Also, I still haven't checked out Tv on the Radio's new album. A lot of people seem like it, though. Is it that good?

    Yes. A million times yes.

    What's so great about it? I read the pitchfork review, but it basically said: "they've stopped playing around and have made a concerted effort at making an actual album."

    What else about it is good?

    I saw TV on the Radio live earlier this year and they were fantastic, and that was before I had gone out and bought any of their albums.

    EDIT: Anyway, something to continue this thread, how about that Mars Volta? New Drummer yes please. Blake quit after only 3 months and they've got a replacement who goes by the name of Deantoni Parks and he is ABSOLUTELY amazing, unfortunately according to "Jeff" who maintains his myspace he's only in the band for 3 weeks before a permanently replacement is sought out. My money is on Zach Hill but that's just me.

    You can listen to some Deantoni heres:
    Asteroid Power Up!
    Kudu

    Before the first show he had ever played, he had only had 3 practise session with TMV, and their set lists with him (3 shows so far) have been Rapid Fire Tollbooth, A 45 min Jam then Viscera Eyes, and I've been hearing many MANY complaints about them but when I finally got my hands on these 3 bootlegs they sounded fantastic to me and Deantoni definatley has the style to be a permanent replacement. But that's just me. The Jam was fantastic but Viscera Eyes sounded like ass.

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  • flamebroiledchickenflamebroiledchicken Registered User regular
    edited November 2006
    Cool stuff going on, which is nice since the end of this year is altogether pretty unremarkable for indie/alternative music.

    New Bloc Party album leak:
    Mixed feelings about this. They've gone off into "epic" territory and have all but completely lost the dancey, punky edge found in songs like Helicopter. There are some brilliant songs in the first half, like Hunting for Witches, Waiting for the 7.18, and Uniform, but the second half of the album gets all mellow and shoegazey, all synth layers and epicness. It's okay, but it's not what I was expecting from Bloc Party. This will probably take a while to grow on me.

    The new Shins song is pretty great too, but they're also moving into some heavily produced, synthy territory.

    Been hearing good things about the Swan Lake album (collaboration between Spencer from Wolf Parade, Dan from The New Pornographers and Destroyer, and Carey from Frog Eyes), which is good because usually these supergroups tend to be shitty, but I had a good feeling about this one.

    Also I listened to Surfer Rosa for the first time today and it rocks so fucking hard.

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  • Irond WillIrond Will WARNING: NO HURTFUL COMMENTS, PLEASE!!!!! Cambridge. MAModerator mod
    edited November 2006
    Also I listened to Surfer Rosa for the first time today and it rocks so fucking hard.

    One of my favorite albums of all time. Doolittle and Bossanova are worth picking up as well, but Surfer Rosa is their best.

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  • strakha_7strakha_7 Registered User
    edited November 2006
    Cool stuff going on, which is nice since the end of this year is altogether pretty unremarkable for indie/alternative music.

    New Bloc Party album leak:
    Mixed feelings about this. They've gone off into "epic" territory and have all but completely lost the dancey, punky edge found in songs like Helicopter. There are some brilliant songs in the first half, like Hunting for Witches, Waiting for the 7.18, and Uniform, but the second half of the album gets all mellow and shoegazey, all synth layers and epicness. It's okay, but it's not what I was expecting from Bloc Party. This will probably take a while to grow on me.

    Thanks for bringing up Bloc Party, I was hoping to hear new stuff from them soon. the thing about them though, is that Silent Alarm was just so damn good that their second album is almost bound to be less good. Sort of like The Music, IMO. In any case, I can't download the leaked files so I have to go by your descriptions. If these are more songs like So Here We Are - I say bring it on! That is my most-listened to song on Silent Alarm, easily. And a band's sound does usually evolve between albums... I mean, so many examples come to mind. Kasabian -> Empire. Naveed -> Clumsy. Morning Glory -> Be Here Now. The Bends -> OK Computer. Old World Underground -> Live It Out. Any Groove Armada...

    (Going to go write Feb 8th in my calendar now)

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  • JeedanJeedan Registered User regular
    edited November 2006
    strakha_7 wrote:
    Cool stuff going on, which is nice since the end of this year is altogether pretty unremarkable for indie/alternative music.

    New Bloc Party album leak:
    Mixed feelings about this. They've gone off into "epic" territory and have all but completely lost the dancey, punky edge found in songs like Helicopter. There are some brilliant songs in the first half, like Hunting for Witches, Waiting for the 7.18, and Uniform, but the second half of the album gets all mellow and shoegazey, all synth layers and epicness. It's okay, but it's not what I was expecting from Bloc Party. This will probably take a while to grow on me.

    Thanks for bringing up Bloc Party, I was hoping to hear new stuff from them soon. the thing about them though, is that Silent Alarm was just so damn good that their second album is almost bound to be less good. Sort of like The Music, IMO. In any case, I can't download the leaked files so I have to go by your descriptions. If these are more songs like So Here We Are - I say bring it on! That is my most-listened to song on Silent Alarm, easily. And a band's sound does usually evolve between albums... I mean, so many examples come to mind. Kasabian -> Empire. Naveed -> Clumsy. Morning Glory -> Be Here Now. The Bends -> OK Computer. Old World Underground -> Live It Out. Any Groove Armada...

    (Going to go write Feb 8th in my calendar now)

    I liked The Musics second album.

    And I want to hear the new Bloc Party more from the description of it. Bloc Party are one of the only telecaster weilding post=punky type bands that I like, and thats mainly because of the amount of detail and experimentation theyve got going on.

    Also, they're one of the few good bands I can name from north London.

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  • QuirkQuirk Registered User
    edited November 2006
    I would just like to point out that earlier in this thread someone made the claim that the lostprophets are from Liverpool when in fact they're Welsh, from the back end of the valleys somewhere.


    And they suck, they suck rock hard horses and would do anything to keep selling some albums

    Try listening to Lightyear if you can find some of their stuff. They broke up a while ago but recently reformed for a tour so new things may be in the works...also they arent so alternative as sort of punky-ska-ish-with a bunch of other stuff thrown in there. Very worth listening to i reckon

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  • SnorkSnork Registered User regular
    edited November 2006
    LavaKnight wrote:
    LavaKnight wrote:
    Edit: Also, I still haven't checked out Tv on the Radio's new album. A lot of people seem like it, though. Is it that good?

    Yes. A million times yes.

    What's so great about it? I read the pitchfork review, but it basically said: "they've stopped playing around and have made a concerted effort at making an actual album."

    What else about it is good?

    I saw TV on the Radio live earlier this year and they were fantastic, and that was before I had gone out and bought any of their albums.

    EDIT: Anyway, something to continue this thread, how about that Mars Volta? New Drummer yes please. Blake quit after only 3 months and they've got a replacement who goes by the name of Deantoni Parks and he is ABSOLUTELY amazing, unfortunately according to "Jeff" who maintains his myspace he's only in the band for 3 weeks before a permanently replacement is sought out. My money is on Zach Hill but that's just me.

    You can listen to some Deantoni heres:
    Asteroid Power Up!
    Kudu

    Before the first show he had ever played, he had only had 3 practise session with TMV, and their set lists with him (3 shows so far) have been Rapid Fire Tollbooth, A 45 min Jam then Viscera Eyes, and I've been hearing many MANY complaints about them but when I finally got my hands on these 3 bootlegs they sounded fantastic to me and Deantoni definatley has the style to be a permanent replacement. But that's just me. The Jam was fantastic but Viscera Eyes sounded like ass.
    I think I was at the first show he played with them. What date was it? I know I was at like one of the first three shows.

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  • WerdnaWerdna Registered User
    edited November 2006
    Gim wrote:
    Opinions on Rilo Kiley? I remember liking what I'd heard of them before. And hey, it has one of the kids from Salute Your Shorts.

    My lady and I are into Rilo Kiley. I especially appreciate the way they genre-bend within their albums. I guess thats what qualifies them in my book.

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  • AresProphetAresProphet I see a darkness in my fate I'll drive my car without the brakesRegistered User regular
    edited December 2006
    This fits here, I think. Thread rez?

    So, the new Incubus album, Light Grenades, is pretty good.

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  • NexusSixNexusSix Registered User
    edited December 2006
    Yes, Surfer Rosa is the best one. "You said, 'anybody touches my stuff,' and I said, 'you fucking die.'" :lol:

    So I'm getting my Christmas gift list together to give to the wife and I'm really jonsing to get some "new" stuff--new meaning discs I've missed over the last few years... albums I've wanted to pick up but just never got around to it. With that in mind, here's the list so far:

    Godspeed You Black Emperor, “f#a# (infinity symbol)”
    Sigur Ros, “()”
    Sigur Ros, “Takk…”
    UNKLE, “Psyence Fiction” (PS, I already have "...Land" and like it)

    Any suggestions or comments, specifically: would any Sigur Ros or GSYBE fans pick those albums for a good intro to those bands? Any additional recommendations based on the above? Thx.

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  • flamebroiledchickenflamebroiledchicken Registered User regular
    edited December 2006
    NexusSix wrote:
    Yes, Surfer Rosa is the best one. "You said, 'anybody touches my stuff,' and I said, 'you fucking die.'" :lol:

    So I'm getting my Christmas gift list together to give to the wife and I'm really jonsing to get some "new" stuff--new meaning discs I've missed over the last few years... albums I've wanted to pick up but just never got around to it. With that in mind, here's the list so far:

    Godspeed You Black Emperor, “f#a# (infinity symbol)”
    Sigur Ros, “()”
    Sigur Ros, “Takk…”
    UNKLE, “Psyence Fiction” (PS, I already have "...Land" and like it)

    Any suggestions or comments, specifically: would any Sigur Ros or GSYBE fans pick those albums for a good intro to those bands? Any additional recommendations based on the above? Thx.

    I like Lift Your Skinny Fists Like Antennas to Heaven a lot more than f#a#infinity.
    For Sigur Ros, I'd say Takk is a good place to start, it is probably their most accessible album.

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    edited December 2006
    Werdna wrote:
    Gim wrote:
    Opinions on Rilo Kiley? I remember liking what I'd heard of them before. And hey, it has one of the kids from Salute Your Shorts.
    My lady and I are into Rilo Kiley. I especially appreciate the way they genre-bend within their albums. I guess thats what qualifies them in my book.
    Frankie likes them a lot. I think the lead singer is that girl from that 80s autistic video game movie The Wizard, which kind of elevates them IMO.

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  • flamebroiledchickenflamebroiledchicken Registered User regular
    edited December 2006
    The Rapture's music video for "Whoo! Alright- Yeah...Uh huh" is pretty much the greatest thing I've ever seen:

    http://mov.waverlyfilms.com/wayuh.mov

    It's like a hipster paradise.


    PS- People who stand with their arms crossed at concerts instead of dancing are lamewads.

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  • flamebroiledchickenflamebroiledchicken Registered User regular
    edited December 2006
    Also, new Arcade Fire song:

    Intervention

    From their upcoming album, Neon Bible.

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  • Page-Page- Registered User regular
    edited December 2006
    Irond Will wrote:
    Werdna wrote:
    Gim wrote:
    Opinions on Rilo Kiley? I remember liking what I'd heard of them before. And hey, it has one of the kids from Salute Your Shorts.
    My lady and I are into Rilo Kiley. I especially appreciate the way they genre-bend within their albums. I guess thats what qualifies them in my book.
    Frankie likes them a lot. I think the lead singer is that girl from that 80s autistic video game movie The Wizard, which kind of elevates them IMO.

    Rilo Kiley are a total mixed-bag. Many of the songs are complete awesome, but others are almost unlistenable. I have their second album, The Execution Of All Things, and their last album, More Adventurous. I like The Execution better overall, but "Does He Love You?", "Porions For Foxes" and "I Never" are amazing Jenny Lewis songs.

    As a side note, Jenny Lewis has got to be one of the best female vocalists in indie/alternative music today. Up there with Fiest, Amy Milan and Neko Case. She is also a fantastic storyteller. Listen to her songs on The Execution and you may just swear that she's describing the highest highs and lowest lows of you life. She has a wonderful solo album and also sings back-up for Postal Service.

    Some Cardigans popped up on my Pandora and I think I've fallen in love again. <3 "I Need Some Fine Wine And You, You Need To Be Nicer".

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  • Ramen NoodleRamen Noodle Registered User regular
    edited December 2006
    So the new Brand New (The Devil and God Are Raging Inside Me).
    Fucking excellent. By far their darkest album. Possibly one of the darkest CD's I've ever heard. Sowing Season is such an awesome song.

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  • SnorkSnork Registered User regular
    edited December 2006
    I really like The Devil and God Are Raging Inside Me. I liked it when I first heard it, but not as much as Deja Entendu. It's growing on me though, I just think there are times when the music is all too depressing. In the past they've had upbeat sounding songs that are very sad lyrically, like the second half of I Believe You, But My Tommy Gun Don't. There's no break from the mood of the record. This isn't an overtly bad thing, just something I noticed. They've totally left the pop-punk roots behind.


    EDIT: Nevermind, I just listened to the song Archers. It's exactly what the record needed.

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  • TarantioTarantio Registered User regular
    edited December 2006
    Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin is a great indie pop band. With a fantastic name. I actually saw them perform at a local bowling alley- it was a great show, and the bassist almost hit me in the face with his bass when he came down to dance with us.

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