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Re: Let's talk about music

Postby Gaucho on Sun Nov 25, 2012 6:00 pm

Kraftster wrote:
Alabama Shakes - Boys & Girls
Divine Fits - A Thing Called Divine Fits
Caravan Palace - Panic
Brandi Carlile - Beer Creek
The Lumineers - The Lumineers
The Shins - Port of Morrow
Grizzly Bear - Shields
Cloud Nothings - Attack on Memory
Shearwater - Animal Joy
The Helio Sequence - Negotiations
The Mynabirds - GENERALS



I liked a lot on that list and will give a couple of those bands more than just a casual listen in the next few days.
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Re: Let's talk about music

Postby Gaucho on Sun Nov 25, 2012 6:07 pm

JS© wrote:Free download of a remastered Joy Division show


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Re: Let's talk about music

Postby Kraftster on Sun Nov 25, 2012 11:37 pm

Gaucho wrote:
Kraftster wrote:
Alabama Shakes - Boys & Girls
Divine Fits - A Thing Called Divine Fits
Caravan Palace - Panic
Brandi Carlile - Beer Creek
The Lumineers - The Lumineers
The Shins - Port of Morrow
Grizzly Bear - Shields
Cloud Nothings - Attack on Memory
Shearwater - Animal Joy
The Helio Sequence - Negotiations
The Mynabirds - GENERALS



I liked a lot on that list and will give a couple of those bands more than just a casual listen in the next few days.


Good to hear. Just from observing your likes over the last year or so, I think you might like the Brandi Carlile song "Just Kids", but I don't know how much you'll like her other studio stuff. For as much as I love her, she's never really been able to capture her live performance energy on a record and trends too much towards adult contemporary with many of her recorded tracks. The bluegrassier and edgier folk/americana-ish songs are always much stronger. Just Kids is a bit experimental for her, but I think she'd be well served to play in that area more often.

Edit: Of course she did release a live CD with her playing at Benaroya Hall in Seattle with the Seattle Symphony, which includes her version of Hallelujah which is something special, in my opinion. And her live version of Folsom Prison Blues was featured on a Johnny Cash tribute CD this year.
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Re: Let's talk about music

Postby viva la ben on Mon Nov 26, 2012 3:49 pm

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Re: Let's talk about music

Postby Kraftster on Mon Nov 26, 2012 4:01 pm

Troy Loney wrote:I'll do the track thing to, because that's probably the best way to explain why the album made the cut.

ALBUMS
Japandroids – Celebration Rock: The Nights of Wine and Roses, Adrenaline Nightshift, The House That Heaven Built
Fang Island – Major: Sisterly, Asunder, Regalia, Chime Out
Beach House – Bloom: Myth, Irene, Wild
The Men – Open Your Heart: Animal, Open Your Heart, Please Dont Go Away
Chairlift – Something, Sidewalk Safari, I Belong in Your Arms, Met Before
Hunx – Hairdresser Blues, Always Forever, Hairdresser Blues, Let Me In
Cloud Nothings -Attack on Memory, Wasted Days, Fall In, Stay Useless, Our Plans
The Orwells – Remember When: Lays at Rest, Halloween All Year, In My Bed
Terry Malts – Killing Time: Something About You, Not Far From It, No Good For You, Mall Dreams
Tanlines – Mixed Emotions: Green Grass, Brothers, Not The Same, All of Me



I was surprised how much I liked most of this list.
Cloud Nothings: I am already pretty familiar with the 2012 Cloud Nothings. It's very good.

First your punk oriented stuff on your list.
The Men: My favorite of the punk oriented stuff. Kind of surprised me out of no where. I really liked the diverse sounds on the album, including, in particular, the country vibe in some of the songs (Candy, Country Song). I missed a show by this band called Ramshackle Glory at Garfield Artworks a couple months ago. They are on bandcamp. It is something like bluegrass punk -- they refer to themselves as "punk with all the wrong instruments." Maybe check them out?
Japandroids: Really solid basically song in and song out. Nothing really stood out as a track that wowed me, though.
The Orwells: Pretty good. Really liked that Halloween All Year song.
Terry Malts: Definitely Ramones-ish. Okay, just don't really love that sound.

Chairlift: Enjoyable to listen to as an album, solid sound. None of the tracks really grabbed me listening to it here at work, but I will likely listen to this as an album again and hopefully something else catches my ear.
Tan Lines: Liked it way more than I thought I would because I don't really care for Green Grass. Thought it was the worst song on the CD. :slug: Like the Hot Chip comparison for thse guys.
Fang Island: Sort of the same as Chairlift: liked listening to the entire album/will listen again/hope something in particular grabs me.
Beach House: Not sure I understand the hype on this one. Seems just "good."

Hunx: Yuckers.
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Re: Let's talk about music

Postby legame on Mon Nov 26, 2012 4:43 pm

Let me finally throw down most of the albums i've listened to more than in passing and add to it/cut it down as I think about it more and figure out my favorites. The vast majority have already been mentioned. Local North Carolina artists I dig are asterisked/separated and have received the majority of my interest this year.

Tame Impala - Lonerism
Grizzly Bear - Shields
Divine Fits - A Thing Called Divine Fits
The Shins - Port of Morrow
Ben Folds Five - The Life of the Sound of the Mind
Frank Ocean - channel ORANGE
Cursive - I Am Gemini
Jack White - Blunderbus
Father John Misty - Fear Fun
Norah Jones - Little Broken Hearts
Andrew Bird - Break It Yourself
Metric - Synthetica
School of Seven Bells - Ghostory
The Big Pink - Future This
Dirty Projectors - Swing Lo Magellan
Passion Pit - Gossamer
Pinback - Information Retrieved
Deftones - Koi No Yokan
Bad Books - II
Bad Brains - Into the Future
Danny! - Payback

*Lost in the Trees - A Church That Fits Our Needs
*Some Army - Some Army EP
*Sumner James - 29 Days
*Wood Ear - Steeple Vultures
*Red Collar - Welcome Home
*JKutchma - Pastoral
*Onward, Soldiers - Monsters
*Bowerbirds - The Clearing
*Mount Moriah - Mount Moriah (Came out in 2011, but Merge just re-released it after signing them...)
*The Mountain Goats - Transcendental Youth
*The Old Ceremony - Fairytales and Other Forms of Suicide
*Tripp - We Are Happy Here

Oy vey. Let me try and come up with 10 or so from all of that.
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Re: Let's talk about music

Postby columbia on Mon Nov 26, 2012 4:46 pm

Bad Brains put out a record in 2012?

Weird.
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Re: Let's talk about music

Postby Froggy on Mon Nov 26, 2012 4:54 pm

viva la ben wrote:Image



yeeeeees... this is relevant to my interests
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Re: Let's talk about music

Postby legame on Mon Nov 26, 2012 5:07 pm

Forgot David Byrne & St. Vincent - Love This Giant

Anyway, let's roll with five NC albums and five from elsewhere and i'll give a few favorite tracks.

Lost in the Trees - "Red", "Vines"
Tame Impala - "Apocalypse Dreams"
Some Army - "Children of the Maiz", "Under the Streetlights"
Frank Ocean - "Pyramids"
JKutchma - "I'll Survive", "Teenage DMZ"
Danny! - "Evil"
Bowerbirds - "Sweet Moment", "This Year"
Grizzly Bear - "Half Gate"
Mount Moriah - "The Letting Go"
Divine Fits - "Would That Not Be Nice"
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Re: Let's talk about music

Postby Froggy on Mon Nov 26, 2012 5:09 pm

i don't really care for The Divine Fits
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Re: Let's talk about music

Postby columbia on Mon Nov 26, 2012 5:20 pm

KIng Krule made a proper video for "Rock Bottom". This kid needs to get off his arse and release a full album.



I really like the bridge, with the broken, slowed down drum & bass rhythm parts.
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Re: Let's talk about music

Postby Kraftster on Mon Nov 26, 2012 9:45 pm

For the sake of nostalgia, how about these 2012 tracks?

Always a special place in my heart. <3

Supporting my belief that most of what used to be good alternative has turned into U2.
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Re: Let's talk about music

Postby Troy Loney on Tue Nov 27, 2012 7:53 am

Gaucho wrote:
Kraftster wrote:
Alabama Shakes - Boys & Girls
Divine Fits - A Thing Called Divine Fits
Caravan Palace - Panic
Brandi Carlile - Beer Creek
The Lumineers - The Lumineers
The Shins - Port of Morrow
Grizzly Bear - Shields
Cloud Nothings - Attack on Memory
Shearwater - Animal Joy
The Helio Sequence - Negotiations
The Mynabirds - GENERALS



I liked a lot on that list and will give a couple of those bands more than just a casual listen in the next few days.


That first track on the Menomena is great, i'm not sure why I kind of shrugged off the Lumineers when that came off, it's good. I'm also not sure why I was unaware the Helio Sequence put out an album...I still need to listen to that. I also liked that Shearwater track more than I thought that I would.

Also, that "going backwards" song on the Tame Impala is awesome.
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Re: Let's talk about music

Postby Kraftster on Tue Nov 27, 2012 8:09 am

Troy Loney wrote:
Gaucho wrote:
Kraftster wrote:
Alabama Shakes - Boys & Girls
Divine Fits - A Thing Called Divine Fits
Caravan Palace - Panic
Brandi Carlile - Beer Creek
The Lumineers - The Lumineers
The Shins - Port of Morrow
Grizzly Bear - Shields
Cloud Nothings - Attack on Memory
Shearwater - Animal Joy
The Helio Sequence - Negotiations
The Mynabirds - GENERALS



I liked a lot on that list and will give a couple of those bands more than just a casual listen in the next few days.


That first track on the Menomena is great, i'm not sure why I kind of shrugged off the Lumineers when that came off, it's good. I'm also not sure why I was unaware the Helio Sequence put out an album...I still need to listen to that. I also liked that Shearwater track more than I thought that I would.

Also, that "going backwards" song on the Tame Impala is awesome.


:thumb: on Plumage. I think its my favorite song from this year.

You don't really like Jonathan Meiburg, right?
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Re: Let's talk about music

Postby Troy Loney on Tue Nov 27, 2012 8:17 am

I think he's good as a part of Okkervill River, but not as a solo act.
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Re: Let's talk about music

Postby Kraftster on Tue Nov 27, 2012 8:37 am

I haven't liked the older Shearwater stuff as much as this last album (the first I really listened to). His voice seems to really only be suited for certain types of songs, that Animal Life song being one of them. But, yeah, Lost Coastlines is one of my favorite Okkervil songs and it was not the same live minus Meiburg.
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Re: Let's talk about music

Postby JS© on Tue Nov 27, 2012 10:33 am

legame wrote:Forgot David Byrne & St. Vincent - Love This Giant

Anyway, let's roll with five NC albums and five from elsewhere and i'll give a few favorite tracks.

Lost in the Trees - "Red", "Vines"
Tame Impala - "Apocalypse Dreams"
Some Army - "Children of the Maiz", "Under the Streetlights"
Frank Ocean - "Pyramids"
JKutchma - "I'll Survive", "Teenage DMZ"
Danny! - "Evil"
Bowerbirds - "Sweet Moment", "This Year"
Grizzly Bear - "Half Gate"
Mount Moriah - "The Letting Go"
Divine Fits - "Would That Not Be Nice"


I went to grade school with Kutchma, still talk to him here and there when he visits jtown. :fist:
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Re: Let's talk about music

Postby Gaucho on Tue Nov 27, 2012 11:29 am

So has anyone listened to that Jack White album?
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Re: Let's talk about music

Postby legame on Tue Nov 27, 2012 1:08 pm

JS© wrote:
legame wrote:Forgot David Byrne & St. Vincent - Love This Giant

Anyway, let's roll with five NC albums and five from elsewhere and i'll give a few favorite tracks.

Lost in the Trees - "Red", "Vines"
Tame Impala - "Apocalypse Dreams"
Some Army - "Children of the Maiz", "Under the Streetlights"
Frank Ocean - "Pyramids"
JKutchma - "I'll Survive", "Teenage DMZ"
Danny! - "Evil"
Bowerbirds - "Sweet Moment", "This Year"
Grizzly Bear - "Half Gate"
Mount Moriah - "The Letting Go"
Divine Fits - "Would That Not Be Nice"


I went to grade school with Kutchma, still talk to him here and there when he visits jtown. :fist:


I was always curious why he tours there so often. The keyboardist, guitarist and bassist in his solo touring band The Five Fifths are all bandmates with my roommate, so I've gotten into his stuff through them.
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Re: Let's talk about music

Postby columbia on Tue Nov 27, 2012 2:04 pm

Nick Cave decided to make a documentary surrounding his upcoming album.

Spoiler:


I'll probably watch it, though that trailer doesn't necessarily get me all revved up about the idea.

I just wish that he would put out another good record (though the soundtrack stuff he has done in recent years has been pretty ok).
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Re: Let's talk about music

Postby Kraftster on Tue Nov 27, 2012 2:07 pm

Interesting. So there is a forthcoming Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds album?
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Re: Let's talk about music

Postby columbia on Tue Nov 27, 2012 2:13 pm

In a variety of formats:
http://www.nickcave.com/
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Re: Let's talk about music

Postby Kraftster on Tue Nov 27, 2012 3:01 pm

Gaucho wrote:Ok, here goes. Instead of a Top 20 of songs I included my favorite songs from the respective albums plus a few more from albums that didn't quite make the cut. Guess I don't listen to much "real" "rock" these days. Sorry for being a little excessive.

1. Jessie Ware - Devotion (Wildest Moments, Running, Sweet Talk, Night Light, Taking In Water)
2. Saint Etienne - Words & Music (Over The Border, I've Got Your Music, Last Days of Disco)
3. The Sea & Cake - Runner (On And On, Invitations, New Patterns)
4. Frank Ocean - Channel Orange (Lost, Monks, Sweet Life, Pyramids, Crack Rock)
5. Beach House - Bloom (Wild, The Hours, New Year)
6. Fiona Apple - The Idler Wheel (Anything We Want, Left Alone, Periphery)
7. Dexys - One Day I'm Going To Soar (I'm Always Going to Love You, Incapable of Love, She's Got a Wiggle)
8. Grizzly Bear - Shields (Yet Again, Speak In Rounds, Sun In Your Eyes)
9. The xx - Coexist (Swept Away, Tides, Sunset)
10. Bob Dylan - Tempest (Duquesne Whistle, Pay In Blood, Long And Wasted Years)



I got through most albums (at least the noted tracks on a couple). Most is not really my cup of tea. I did quite like the Fiona Apple, though. Thought The xx was okay, Dylan I think I need to be properly guided through at some point, and do like the Grizzly Bear album quite a bit.

Looking forward to the tracks listed on your list, thinking I'll like a few more of those.
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Re: Let's talk about music

Postby Godric on Tue Nov 27, 2012 3:20 pm

Every song on this youtube channel is incredible

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Re: Let's talk about music

Postby Godric on Tue Nov 27, 2012 3:22 pm

Kraftster wrote:
Gaucho wrote:Ok, here goes. Instead of a Top 20 of songs I included my favorite songs from the respective albums plus a few more from albums that didn't quite make the cut. Guess I don't listen to much "real" "rock" these days. Sorry for being a little excessive.

1. Jessie Ware - Devotion (Wildest Moments, Running, Sweet Talk, Night Light, Taking In Water)
2. Saint Etienne - Words & Music (Over The Border, I've Got Your Music, Last Days of Disco)
3. The Sea & Cake - Runner (On And On, Invitations, New Patterns)
4. Frank Ocean - Channel Orange (Lost, Monks, Sweet Life, Pyramids, Crack Rock)
5. Beach House - Bloom (Wild, The Hours, New Year)
6. Fiona Apple - The Idler Wheel (Anything We Want, Left Alone, Periphery)
7. Dexys - One Day I'm Going To Soar (I'm Always Going to Love You, Incapable of Love, She's Got a Wiggle)
8. Grizzly Bear - Shields (Yet Again, Speak In Rounds, Sun In Your Eyes)
9. The xx - Coexist (Swept Away, Tides, Sunset)
10. Bob Dylan - Tempest (Duquesne Whistle, Pay In Blood, Long And Wasted Years)



I got through most albums (at least the noted tracks on a couple). Most is not really my cup of tea. I did quite like the Fiona Apple, though. Thought The xx was okay, Dylan I think I need to be properly guided through at some point, and do like the Grizzly Bear album quite a bit.

Looking forward to the tracks listed on your list, thinking I'll like a few more of those.


The XX's new stuff is meh but

the songs "Islands", "Intro", "Crystalized" and "VCR" are all being awesome to me
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