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Dammit, so much for proofreading. But now I’ve got the hankering for a Yim Yames/Kanye collaboration.
Glad to see Punch Brothers getting some love
Homeless. (Graceleand close second)
Wondering how Dry the River “Shallow Bed” slipped through the cracks on this one.
Also M. Ward – A Wasteland Companion
Finding Buck McHenry
Good tune and nice contrast to “The First Time I Ran Away,” which I loved. Kind of reminds me a bit of “Magic Trick.”
If the first 2 track releases are any representative of what the rest of the album is like, it’s gonna be a good ‘un.
Sorry, or “I agree with you, my fair maiden.” I suppose rskva is a gender neutral alias
I agree with you dude. I really like the juxtaposition of Derek’s aggressive guitar work and drum beats with Alexis’ seemingly nonchalant vocals. Especially on Born to Lose, its like he’s going nuts and she’s just in front singing whatever, but in an oddly cohesive way.
Just from the little bit I’ve listened to on the NY Times website, the album seems to play to both Derek and Alexis’ strength more evenly, I guess you could say. Treats was mostly Derek, and a lot of Alexis’ vocals were shoe-horned in to tie into the drum beats, and was treated more like a rhythm instrument more than anything else on some tracks (a clear reference to A/B Machines). Reign of Terror is a bit more melodic, and like the Times article pointed out, the guitars are more concerned with harmony than having a call-and-response type of relationship with the drum beats. I liked Treats a lot, so I’m not speaking down on that technique, Reign of Terror just seems different in that regard.
That being said, I don’t think Reign of Terror will be the same head banging, bowel trembling, “why the fuck won’t my stereo go louder” type of album that Treats was.
Yea I believe that’s correct… before I knew it was a Marx Bros movie I had only heard “horse feathers” used as a term by this old nun at my high school instead of saying “bull shit.”
I can’t decide how I feel about the seeming lack of resolve in many of the songs. It sounds a bit held back, or restrained to me, like the songs are cut short.
I really like how it sounds though, and maybe that kind of restraint is why I like it.
Cue training montage from Next Karate Kid
Really excited for this album. The vibes I’m getting from this song give me a good feeling about it.
The article could have just said “Because it sucks” and we would have all gotten the jist.
00 Baha Men – “Who Let the Dogs Out?”