Discussion in 'SMB' started by James, Feb 7, 2013.
@Lester Ballard, two days later than everyone else, I'll say that I really like your album a lot.
Thanks bud. Kind of you to say so.
Hearing the feedback from people that I don’t know has really given me some confidence, I can’t tell you all how much I appreciate it.
I think that would be a fair argument for Pixies to have - they’re a working band and they do play new stuff.
But I don’t think Dando can hide behind that, especially if he’s going to tour the Lemonheads name - if you don’t want to play the old stuff, record some new material. They’ve had one original album since their heyday and that was what, 15 years ago? His choice is pretty much play the old stuff or be the wedding band no one wants to hear - covers, but covers no one knows.
I like the latest covers album but, mostly, point taken.
Me too - I was playing it earlier and it’s good; he always makes a good sound. I just hope he’s not somewhere playing the serious musician card, thinking “why don’t people want to hear my new stuff” when it’s not really his stuff
Going to see W.H Lung on Saturday due to this thread, cheers to all those who highlighted them.
Right, new albums I've listened to over the weekend that weren't made by posters on here:
Drahla - pretty good, got a Kim Gordon fronting Sonic Youth vibe to some of the songs.
Big Thief - I like this a lot. A very coherent album! Has a very intimate, folky vibe.
The Dream Syndicate - second album since reforming. It's indie rock. It's pretty good but not wonderful.
The Felice Brothers - probably their best album in a decade! Just about my favourite of the week.
Filthy Friends - similar to The Dream Syndicate. It's well crafted indie rock from veterans.
Rhiannon Giddens - really very good! Fresh from the Our Native Daughters album, she's collaborated with Francesco Turrisi, an Italian multi-instrumentalist. This means that they add African and Arabic sounds to her folky stuff.
Vampire Weekend - overly long! Lacks a bit in energy. The three duets with Danielle Haim are the best things on it.
Big Thief’s new album is an early contender for album of the year. Their first 2 albums were good, this is a step up, tremendous.
Me and the family listened to Big Thief whilst on a road trip this weekend. I think it’s excellent. Love how folky and meek it can be before the overdriven and distorted elements come in to play.
Also listened to Vampire Weekend. As previously mentioned, overlong and lacks a bit of coherence in respect of sound - obviously the main thread throughout is the fact that it appears to be a ‘breakup’ record, but it feels like the point is laboured a touch.
Could have been a better album if a few tracks were kept back... enough to make two albums really, but I suppose you can’t release another breakup album straight after a breakup album.
I must be the only person on here who actually likes the VW album, all 18 tracks of it
Really liking this too. The pitchfork review is very funny. Never seen them lose their shit over an album like that before.
Big Thief: U.F.O.F. Album Review | Pitchfork
Crikey, that is a bit special.
I'll be intrigued to see how this album goes down live.
I'll let you know in a couple of weeks!
Not my thing I'm afraid*
*By 'not my thing' I mean 'what a pretentious, navel-gazing, sub-6th form parcel of arse'.
um...... ok then.
There's a bumper crop of releases this week (in terms of numbers at least). Albums by AA Bondy, Charly Bliss, Ciara, Clinic, Craig Leon, Dark Morph (ambient projecy involving Jonsi), Defeater, Doomsquad, Efrim Manuel Menuck & Kevin Doria (so some sort of GSYBE! type shenanigans), Guitar Wolf, Holly Herndon, Haelos, Indianola, Jamilia Woods, Mac DeMarco, Maps, Mavis Staples, Meat Beat Manifesto, Nots, Rhye, Rosie Lowe, Sammy Hagar & the Circle, Shaggy, The Get Up Kids, Tim Hecker, Whitesnake, Von Spar and Greys,
thought the national album was out tomorrow, its next Friday
Saw SOAK at hit the north and Grim Town is a cracking album. If a tad melancholy
Yeah. I thought it was as well but next week is National week.
Is that the Northern Irish singer? Quite like what I've heard....
Yes. I think she might end up a star. Then again
It was a fantastic one day festival that no one seems to have heard of! Back again next year.
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