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It bothers you that someone can like this album instead of following suit of a majority of anonymous posts on a blog?
For some reason I think of this analogy. Probably due to where the time inspiration took place but:
Homework is their Resevoir Dog, Discovery is their Pulp Fiction, Human After All is their Jackie Brown, and this is definitely their Kill Bill. It’s their most ambitious work today with many guests in it including people who they have admired and were influenced by. More than ever, they wear their influences on their sleeves.
It might not be their best, but it’s definitely fun and one cool ride.
Japan_______is this year’s Deer ______ or Wolf______
heh, I said Mums
Holy crap, I can’t believe Mumford and Mums and Lumineers aren’t on a lineup this year.
Liking the unhip is the new hip.
Album: Swans – The Seer
Song: Zola Jesus – In Your Nature (David Lynch Remix)
Not one to usually put a remix up but damn, one of the best things I have heard in a long time.
Best Movie: Beasts of the Southern Wild
Ha, I was actually going to write the same thing. Not including “In Space” It’s hard for me to really rank their songs except I know that India Song would be last. God, I loathe that song.
Hated: GG Allin and the Murder Junkies. Because who doesn’t need to see GG smear himself with feces and jump around like a berserker.
Nice! I have a live album of Pain Killer but have not heard this. Anthing that involves Zorn, Laswell and Yamantaka Eye is okay in my book. For some reason I thought Dave Lombardo played drums on this project but I see that it’s Mike Harris from Napalm Death. I might have to check out some of that as well. Time to pour my first cup of coffee. This is a great day for having my ear canal make sweet dirty love to some beautiful noise.
Put Pink Floyd, Throbbing Gristle, John Zorn, and hell, Miles Davis in a blender for good measure. Add Swans touch to everything. I almost think “noise” and “experimental” is too limited. This is classic rock in the making.
The first time I listened to this I knew it was something else. The other night, I down a bottle of wine, set aside some time, and listened to this again from front to back. One of the best musical experiences I have had.
Kiddos, that’s how to make an album.
Agreed. It might have been more of the time when I got into them. WMS was really my first venture into the Cure. It was a tough time in my life and was the perfect album for my anti-depressant fuelled teenage summer. As its title suggest, it seemed like a great collection of songs that veered in so many different directions but they all seemed to click. While I don’t know if it is my favorite, it is probably the one closest to me. It’s imperfection, unpredictability, and fragility is what makes it so great. It has this glossy surface but within there is something more dark brewing.
I remember skipping class and going to buy the album. My parents had left town so I snuck back, popped it on and remember hearing Want for the first time. Cathartic. After that I started to collect all of the other albums and never looked back.
Good to see some love for Leisure. Like a lot of Americans, my first album was their self title album. I then came across Leisure in a used bin somewhere. Something about the song “Wear Me Down” clicked and it was then I decided to buy all of their other albums.
And yes Villa Rosie is one of my favorites as well.
Yes! I’m anticipating this more than any other album this year. Can’t wait to see these guys in September
I’m still holding on that they might reunite.
Wow. THe Black Keys really pissed off Stereogum for insulting Nickleback. Let it go guys.
At first I thought you were kidding and now I realize that this version does indeed exist. I have changed my stance and am now on the pro Axl team.
Pretty weak when one of your main arguments is
“”And I was just like, “Aw, fuck that shit. No man, let’s talk about, fuckin’ and getting too high and trying to fuck bitches and it not working out. Let’s get really grimy about it.””
“Hey B.B. King, ah man forget about all that. I have this idea for your next album. Why don’t you sing about how your woman left you and you have the blues from it”.