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Do people actually remember how cheesy “One More Time” sounded when it came out, and the anime video of ultra cheese? Or do they just remember how awesome it was? The French do sincere where everyone else would do ironic. These are French robots. We can’t understand them. I do think their meticulousness gets them a lot of credit as tastemakers. It says a lot about the current staleness in pop music that there seems to be a desire for a universally enjoyed but still tasteful pop godzilla that everyone can love without guilt or shame of judgement.
It is cringey because of how uncool it is. I think I even agree. I guess whatever cool show out there that feels like a Sabbath vibe is just going to want to use Snowblind or something old school. Hope the damn thing isn’t too brickwalled or Ozzy’s voice processed to hell.
Mikey N, what was your take when Radiohead’s “There There” played on CSI ahead of its single release? It’s fine. I think the ship of placing Ozzy in a hip setting sailed when he was outed on his reality show as a doddering drug addled shell of his former self. He can still bring it in the music. Don’t sweat it!
Just kind of funny how a lot of choices for this band coalesce where the Deerhunter one was a much more unique take that went a different direction from the crowd.
That would be great if you could do “King”- viewed as a disappointment, but super strong album.
Wow- I can’t believe how similar we were on this. But yeah. I thought about this last week- “I hope they do Deerhunter- then it will be clear how much everyone loves Little Kids and Desire Lines and all the songs I love”
IN no specific order, and you will see maybe a Lockett vibe in this list:
Nothing Ever Happened
Calvary Scars II/Aux. Out
Something off Rainwater
Number One is probably “Little Kids” for me.
I do think Deerhunter is diverse enough some might like different things from them, but it does seem like this list is a little bit distaff from the main view.
Haven’t heard the new one yet, and it sounds like the new one goes away from the Deerhunter sound that is most appealing to me so far (as evidenced by the songs above).
Wow- it is so easy for them. The chorus bit is just them popping their collars on the song. Annoying, but somehow they pull it off. These guys are just do it effortlessly. The talking in the song seems like a wink at The Clientele.
Vampire Weekend I like: almost any of their songs, especially “I Think U R a Contra”, “Cousins”, “Walcott”, “Mansard Roof”. “Cousins” is so goddamned good.
Vampire Weekend I am less fond of: “Giving Up The Gun”.
I know. Weird.
World Party had some good tunes, and of course XTC had a ton. What XTC songs were those that were in rotation? Ballad of Peter Pumpkinhead? A year old at that point. I guess “Is it Like Today” would have been out for World Party. BLARG! PJ is the epitome of cool, though.
She was pretty bad, folks. Super bad. Reactionary and elitist. Not good.
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Best part is Pitchfork somehow had the Narrow Stairs cover on their “worst covers” list that year. Even if you don’t like DCFC, that is not a terrible cover. It is a great cover. So weird.
Anyhow: “Possess Your Heart”- great song, kind of perfect traditional music video as well.
Best DCFC song: “No Joy In Mudville”- totally devastating.
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You gotta relisten to FIOE right now- this makes no sense- trust me on this!
Totally get that big W- the wording of the story is really awkward. Doesn’t it read as if the audience wouldn’t be familiar with the song, rather than the fact that was the Breeders version? Since a good chunk of the post was saying that getting Cannonball out of the way would let the audience get into the rest of the album is also kind of like saying maybe they would appreciate the rest of the catalog, and since it is a constrained show because they are playing the album, I would say the style of show has both drawbacks (not integrating the rest of the catalog) and strengths (getting Cannonball out of the way). Safari did get some radio play, and I would think it odd that there are expectations that people know and are familiar with the Pixies catalog in depth but only know one song from the Breeders. I understand that this is true, but what it means is that Cannonball was huger than anything the Pixies had done at the time. Since the Pixies are in the canon, their catalog is still explored. Why do the Breeders need to get sidelined like that? Safari EP forever!
I was both piling on the author here for I think actually not knowing that it was a Beatles tune, but also about how good Pod and the Safari EP were, and that Tonya Donelly was in the group prior to Last Splash, and that Safari really set the table for Last Splash.
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Is This It: 10.0
Room on Fire: 9.7
First Impressions of Earth: 8.0 (honestly, this album is so underrated)
Comedown Machine: ?
Love that Machu Picchu!
If you switched Heart in a Cage for something else, I could get behind this a lot. What about Electriccityscape or On the Other Side for FIOE?
We already covered this SCIENTIFICALLY. Is This It by a SHADE. Heh.
YOLO is one of my favorites and I think should be higher (and I see you do too)
That is my second fave on Angles, to Machu Picchu
It’s up there with Arcade Fire’s Neighborhoods (Tunnels) in that genre, but is the Spoon version, which means it isn’t grandiose or overwhelming.
I can’t understand someone that would say that “Fitted Shirt” is just about a Fitted Shirt. It is a perfect distillation of nostalgia, growing older and the powerful feeling of the past as a simpler, possibly better time, or one where our parents were alive and young.