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Radixxs wrote:

Since you brought it up, let's talk about it briefly. I'm not the biggest arcade fire fan or aficionado, but I like some songs off of the suburbs. They've never been my "jam" per se. But I checked out the everything now record, & it's hard for me to listen to. Something about it seems so ingenuine and vapid. It's uninviting to listen to. The lyrics just feel out of place, clumsy, and lazy, and the way Butler rap-sings them... the whole thing makes me feel uneasy while I'm listening, which is something that's hard to find in a record.

That's how I feel about Arcade Fire all the time. There's usually a song or two that are strong, then the rest seems not genuine, and uninviting to me.   Often I find myself feeling sorry for Butler in a strange way that I am not accustomed to when listening to music.

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Any thoughts on the new Fall album??

"It´s a fine line between clever and..eh.. stupid"

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Re: 2017 albums - an ongoing thread/review

swede wrote:

Any thoughts on the new Fall album??



meh.  this one is as hard for me as Ersatz was.


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robbroncs wrote:
swede wrote:

Any thoughts on the new Fall album??



meh.  this one is as hard for me as Ersatz was.

Really? I don't know if I've come around to Ersatz but this one seemed pretty excellent right off the bat. Yes, there is a lot of molten hard rocking that is less synonymous with The Fall than many other styles, but there are a lot of really cool weird things happening in the album too. Love the transition from the anti music intro of MES into Fol De Rol and Couples vs Jobless Mid 30s is a sonic haunted house. Backwards bit on Victoria Train Station Masacre is enjoyable as well. My favorite from this line up will likely always be Imperial Wax Solvent but this seems a worthwhile entry in the catalog.

watch out for the gypsy children in electric dresses they're insane
i hear they live in crematoriums and smoke your remains

Re: 2017 albums - an ongoing thread/review

Jumping from recent listens to here, Swede, what are your thought on the LCD Soundsystem album? It's on my to-buy list, but I'm suddenly finding myself wary of spending money on comeback records from former indie mainstays. I resisted the urge to splurge on the new Broken Social Scene record and what I've heard from it since has reinforced my misgivings.

I've only got three albums from this year: Spoon Hot Thoughts; Algiers Underside of Power; Perfume Genius No Shape. All Matador I've just realized. And they're all great to me. I've had to become so selective.

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Hej, perfect depth, a bit on the fence on the new LCD Soundsystem. Had a listen to it on a car trip recently and this is what I remember thinking while it was playing:

nice kinda kraut-y song....Jeez is that Fripp!!? Gotta be...not as dance-y this album is it?...mom, can you please shut up?...he's singing is more regular/normal...miss his shouting and Mark E Smith impersonations...and general craziness...still, this might be a grower, I kinda getting into it now....looong song....ooops, I need gas....yay, some craziness!...not as good as the first album but in it's own right might be pretty good actually....

I guess, if you expect another album of what LCD  Soundsystem used to be you might be disappointed cause it's not BUT it might be as good as the old ones but in a different way....I have to get back on this after a few more listens.

Have you heard any of it, pd??

"It´s a fine line between clever and..eh.. stupid"

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i'm pretty terrible about keeping up with new music these days.  it's a cliche, but it just gets to a point where it seems more like a chore than a hobby as i get older/busier.  and usually the stuff that gets super hyped recently i'm not feeling anyway, so i'd have to dig even deeper.  so, yeah, i mostly just find myself spinning older stuff i'm already familiar with

that being said, i would highly recommend a giant dog.  i haven't had a chance to dive into their newest one yet, but haven't been disappointed by them yet

the boy your mother wanted you to meet

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swede wrote:

Hej, perfect depth, a bit on the fence on the new LCD Soundsystem. Had a listen to it on a car trip recently and this is what I remember thinking while it was playing:

nice kinda kraut-y song....Jeez is that Fripp!!? Gotta be...not as dance-y this album is it?...mom, can you please shut up?...he's singing is more regular/normal...miss his shouting and Mark E Smith impersonations...and general craziness...still, this might be a grower, I kinda getting into it now....looong song....ooops, I need gas....yay, some craziness!...not as good as the first album but in it's own right might be pretty good actually....

I guess, if you expect another album of what LCD  Soundsystem used to be you might be disappointed cause it's not BUT it might be as good as the old ones but in a different way....I have to get back on this after a few more listens.

I have been a little on the fence on this, too. My first listen to it was on a long run, since most LCD is just so GREAT for that!   Well, the new album does have its moments, but the music isn't reliably propulsive and driving all the way through.  (I think that may be what you mean by "dance-y"?).   It wasn't really the right setting for this album. I've been listening to it again and you're right, it IS a grower... I'm really liking it.


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I love the new Deerhoof album.  There is a Newsweek write up where Greg Saunier gives a track by track explanation. It made me fall in love with the title song.
http://www.newsweek.com/deerhoof-mounta … sic-661566