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#1 and #2 are the only Built to Spill albums I’ve really listened to, so I guess I’m doing something right! But I think Perfect from Now On is way better than Keep it like a Secret personally
man this band killed it when I saw them live
Digging it. They definitely have some Dirty Projectors vibes going on
It definitely feels like an XX song written for a movie. I’m not sure I’m a fan of the XX plus cinematic flair, but the first few minutes (before the strings come in) are definitely awesome. I think I’ll like it more in the context of the movie
awesome! My roommate found a copy of their Sports EP in a record store in town. We didn’t know anything about them, but we’ve been jamming on it ever since.
whaaat I had to watch all of it
ahhh first time seeing friends featured on Stereogum.
so proud :’)
SO glad post-hardcore is becoming relevant to the internet taste-makers again. There’s never been a shortage of good bands, but it does feel like there has been a shortage of people excited about it.
can somebody put this up on mediafire? I’d rather not deal with amazon haha
I loved Pleasure but this… Yikes :(
I have it on my list, but I sort of see why it can get overlooked. The dark, dense spiral in the middle of the Moon and Antarctica (Dark Center of the Universe – Stars are Projectors) is literally inseparable for me. Picking just one of those songs was almost impossible because I can’t really imagine any of those songs out of the context of the album anymore (even when they do pop up on shuffle). I ended up including Stars because its the climax of the run, even though I have no idea if its actually my favorite.
Until about a month ago, I always grossly overlooked Spitting Venom. Once you get past the pirate-shanty opening (which I could do without) it is easily one of the most epic songs they’ve ever written.
This is a great idea for a series.
We Were Dead is the only Modest Mouse album I can skip around on. If they had cut out some of the more over-indulgent songs (Steam Engenius, Education, March into the Sea) I don’t think it would have a bad rep at all. I mean they recruited JAMES MERCER AND JOHNNY FREAKING MARR. As it is though I’d say its their worst album, but still totally phenomenal.
Modest Mouse is favorite band so this is impossible, but here goes off the top of my head (so I don’t accidentally spend hours deliberating on a list that will change tomorrow)
3.Ocean Breathes Salty
4.Talking Shit about a Pretty Sunset
5.Teeth Like God’s Shoeshine
7. The View
8. Baby Blue Sedan
9. The Stars are Projectors
10. Spitting Venom (I’ve come to realize in the past few months that this one is way underrated!)
same. I’m glad she’s starting to get more interweb recognition
Why are 90% of the good SXSW showcases 21 up?
Okkervil River forever <3
I don’t really understand this. It honestly just sounds selfish. My favorite albums are always the ones I can celebrate with friends. I’m a Junior in College so maybe its an age gap thing. I’ve felt personal connections with TONS of albums, but never * individual* connections if that makes sense.
This show a knack for spending 5 minutes on sketch concepts that really only need about 30 seconds to be funny.But what can I say? I was raised on Robot Chicken
I’ve had a very similar experience. I’m 20 years old and I started collecting records about a year in a half ago. Before then I never had a CD collect larger than maybe 30 CDs, and I played music almost exclusively off of my iPod.
thank you. Didn’t know about Algernon Cadwallader :(
AND I’M GOING TO UNDEROATH’S LAST SHOW EVER IN TAMPA!!!
3:52 on is so killer