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New Music Releases Thread

ned_werby

Striker
Liking - Kiwi Jr, The Big Moon, Ben Lee(as previously mentioned), Kalie Shorr (as previously mentioned)

Not liking - Courteeners, Bombay Bicycle Club, Mura Masa,

Unsure - Georgia, Craven Faults

To try - Holy Fuck
 

Curlyteeth

Central Defender
Liking - Kiwi Jr, The Big Moon, Ben Lee(as previously mentioned), Kalie Shorr (as previously mentioned)

Not liking - Courteeners, Bombay Bicycle Club, Mura Masa,

Unsure - Georgia, Craven Faults

To try - Holy Fuck
I like kiwi Jr, but I'd expect Mr malkmus to be suing him soon
 
THis week's stuff for me:

Kiwi Jr - as discussed in the thread already, very good, heavily Pavement indebted indie rock. Well worth a listen!
Pale Saints - it's 30 years old but their debut is still an indie classic
The Innocence Mission - they're so gentle, they make Belle & Sebastian seem like Slipknot but, as with all of their stuff, this is really lovely.
Bombay Bicycle Club - not particularly great. Bog standard British indie fare really.
Bill Fay - old fogey of the week. Setugenarian singer songwriter. A bit folkie, a bit Robert Wyatt.
Aoife Nessa Francis - young Irish singer songwriter. A bit Aldous Harding, a bit Weyes Blood. Very good!
Algiers - similar to the previous two albums. Angry politicised soul/rock. I think they'll make a masterpiece at some point.
Ooioo - Japanese weirdness from Yoshimi (who once battled the oink robots) and her friends. Part avante garde noise, part post rock, part shoegaze, part electronica.
Pinegrove - it's okay, gets better toward the end (the title track is lovely) but I'm not sure it's as special as the gushing reviews suggest. Might be a grower?
Keeley Forsyth - really, really very good indeed! Reminds me in some ways of Antony & the Johnsons. She's got a phenomenal voice. Not sure how I'd genrefy it.
AJJ - good. Not as punky as earlier albums. For some reason, it reminds me of The Polyphonic Spree.
Holy Fuck - exceptionally good. Their best since their debut. The addition of guest vocalists helps make it coherent. Very muscular!
Whyte Horses - I'm enjoying this. Bit of a curio as it's a covers album (got some good guest vocalists on it, La Roux, Gruff Rhys, Badly Drawn Boy).
The Chap - situationist experimental pop. This doesn't quite meet the high points of "We Are The Best" (9 years old this year) but still pretty good.
 
THis week's stuff for me:

Kiwi Jr - as discussed in the thread already, very good, heavily Pavement indebted indie rock. Well worth a listen!
Pale Saints - it's 30 years old but their debut is still an indie classic
The Innocence Mission - they're so gentle, they make Belle & Sebastian seem like Slipknot but, as with all of their stuff, this is really lovely.
Bombay Bicycle Club - not particularly great. Bog standard British indie fare really.
Bill Fay - old fogey of the week. Setugenarian singer songwriter. A bit folkie, a bit Robert Wyatt.
Aoife Nessa Francis - young Irish singer songwriter. A bit Aldous Harding, a bit Weyes Blood. Very good!
Algiers - similar to the previous two albums. Angry politicised soul/rock. I think they'll make a masterpiece at some point.
Ooioo - Japanese weirdness from Yoshimi (who once battled the oink robots) and her friends. Part avante garde noise, part post rock, part shoegaze, part electronica.
Pinegrove - it's okay, gets better toward the end (the title track is lovely) but I'm not sure it's as special as the gushing reviews suggest. Might be a grower?
Keeley Forsyth - really, really very good indeed! Reminds me in some ways of Antony & the Johnsons. She's got a phenomenal voice. Not sure how I'd genrefy it.
AJJ - good. Not as punky as earlier albums. For some reason, it reminds me of The Polyphonic Spree.
Holy Fuck - exceptionally good. Their best since their debut. The addition of guest vocalists helps make it coherent. Very muscular!
Whyte Horses - I'm enjoying this. Bit of a curio as it's a covers album (got some good guest vocalists on it, La Roux, Gruff Rhys, Badly Drawn Boy).
The Chap - situationist experimental pop. This doesn't quite meet the high points of "We Are The Best" (9 years old this year) but still pretty good.
Sums up a lot of my thoughts. Hadn’t realised that the bloke from Pinegrove was a bit “Hookworms’”
 

jacko100

Striker
THis week's stuff for me:

Pinegrove - it's okay, gets better toward the end (the title track is lovely) but I'm not sure it's as special as the gushing reviews suggest. Might be a grower?
been disappointed with this too, not as good as their previous imho. Havent read any reviews, pitchfork seem to have ignored it
 
That's a well written and interesting article. The key thing seems to be that he's reacting as someone thrust into a bad situation rather than someone who's done something bad.
That’s a generous view in my mind
yeah had read about that a while back, not sure its on the same level as hookworms. The way they disbanded when the allegations came out suggested they knew it was pretty bad.
Fair point
 

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