J R Van Cleave
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As a diehard Louisville fan, I have to object to your usage of this image, ever. It will always be too soon.
One more thing… the song “West Palm Beach” is just fucking fantastic.
My favorite has been THE LETTING GO ever since the first listen. I’ll also go on the record that “Strange Form of Life” is one of his top five songs.
Don’t you love how all of his albums give us completely different incarnations of the magical bearded man persona? The Icelandic viking man, the soothsayer, the mountain man, the bearded gentleman, and others… All of his albums are of a set, but so very different once you dig into them.
1. The Letting Go
2. Ease Down the Road
3. I See a Darkness
4. Viva Last Blues
5. All the Rest
It’s the penultimate song whether in your opinion or not. It just is the penultimate song on Halcyon Digest…
I’ll take it!
Halfway through this, I turned it back to Aerodynamic by Daft Punk on my itunes.
The solo album is better than anything post-2005 Bright Eyes has put out. I love the songs Milk Thistle and Lenders in the Temple, especially.
1. When the curious girl
4. Loose Leaves
5. Laura Laurent
6. Land Locked Blues
7. Haligh haligh
8. The Calendar
9. Something Vague
10. At the Bottom of Everything
When the Curious Girl is so far above everything in my opinion, and I don’t know why and can’t rationalize it, but I just love it and always have.
But seriously, this new pop Sigur Ros is great.
I think one part was about Andrew Bynum.
Deftones were singularly responsible for me getting into “indie” music. Their tireless repping for more obscure music like the Cure, PJ Harvey and others is what helped me understand that music was more than just what was on the radio. God bless Chi and help the others overcome this loss.
Gotta agree that Gagagagaga is just a remarkably good record. I love the drum sound on the off-beats on “The Underdog”. I love “Don’t You Evah” even though they didn’t write it. I love it all.
Not sure i understand the no list at the bottom…
My two cents on We Were Dead: Eight or nine great songs marred by a forced narrative that included some weak songs; an additional two or three bummer songs makes the album really uneven.
The first 8 songs are all a narrative together; the rest are just songs. The last six tracks are all spotless except Steam Engenius and Education, both of which I cannot stand. Of the “narrative” songs, if we could ditch March into the sea and then mix up the tracklist and include a few of the b-sides from No One’s First, it could be an extremely awesome album… namely Satellite Skin, Whale Song, King Rat and Autumn Beds. Then we’d have a normal rocker, a more mellow track and two more epic tracks. This would be a longer running time but with less filler. Anyone agree?
A bored habit of mine back about ten years ago or whenever iTunes came out was to “really make my playcounts reflect the times I’d listen,” so I’d obsessively click a song to the end if I’d listened to it for a little while to make sure the playcount went up by one. When Medulla came out, I was really determined for that one to be untouchably high.
It has since been passed by all of my Sigur Ros albums, though, since I listen to those when I go to sleep.
One time, while obsessed with my iTunes playcount several several years ago, I was determined to rack up an insanely high amount of listens to Medulla. I think I got to somewhere around 300 or so. That one’s my favorite, especially the song Mouth’s Cradle. Homogenic is right there with it and Vespertine, too. Those three albums are untouchable.
I don’t get the dislike for Biophilia; I still put it on occasionally. The only one I truly pass over is Volta, and even it has its moments.
My favorite Morrissey song by a wide margin, and as a superfan, is Billy Budd. “I took my job application into town. Did you hear they turned me down? And it’s all because of us.”
Love the first one and the third one. Both sound different than the usual sigur ros song, and yet are still unmistakably their songs. The third one actually sounds like a more fleshed out version of something that could have been on valtari. The second one sounds like a more upbeat Valtari song, but doesn’t immediately strike me. All three will be good to hear mixed into sets.
Great list of new things to check out!
Oh goodness, now this is a list I like. I’ve got to go with “The Mollusk” as the best album, however. Though Quebec is certainly very good, The Mollusk is listenable in any mood at any time. Furthermore, Mutilated Lips is on my short list of the best songs ever released by anyone ever.