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Re: General Music talk
« Reply #160 on: February 09, 2015, 09:22:49 PM »
omg Stereolab is blowing my mind. Anyone here a fan?

Yep, I've got their entire catalog, I think.  Dots and Loops is my favorite.

Awesome. Funny thing... I tried out Emperor Tomato Ketchup some years back and was very "meh" about it.

Then just this month some music-releated discussion opened the door for me to revisit Stereolab again... and holy shit :o

This kind of a blah-to-wow turn for me has only happened once before (with Arcade Fire's Funeral), so this is a big thing for me.

I love their sound, though I feel like they sound very samey across their albums that I've heard (Transient Random-Noise Bursts with Announcements, Mars Audiac Quintet, Emperor Tomato Ketchup, Dots and Loops) - almost always that indiepop-meets-krautrock sort of sound.

I think I still need some help distinguishing what makes their individual albums sound distinct and successful in their own right. Care to share what you think makes Stereolab's releases - the 90's albums at least - distinct from each other (well, if you feel that I'm wrong about them sounding same, that is)?


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Re: General Music talk
« Reply #161 on: February 10, 2015, 09:38:43 PM »
New Kendrick is better than "i" but not by much. Watching these two tracks crumble under expectations (of an album that was good but come on, not that great) has been fun so far.


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Re: General Music talk
« Reply #162 on: March 20, 2015, 03:38:30 PM »
This may be of interest to no one except me (and maybe oldkid), but Mark Kozelek puts out way too many live albums.  Right now in my iTunes I've got:

Find Me, Ruben Olivares
Little Drummer Boy
Live at Biko
Live at Lincoln Hall
Live at Mao Livehouse Shanghai & Beijing
Live at Palladium Malmö
Live at Phoenix Public House Melbourne
Live at Union Chapel & Sodra Teatern
Live at Victoria Teatern And Stenhammarsalen
Live in Copenhagen
Lost Verses Live
Nights LP (about 1/3 live)
White Christmas Live
7 Songs Belfast

I mean, I like his live stuff and there are differences from the studio versions, but at this point they're all blurring together.  I can't see myself ever choosing to listen to one of these, because I'd have to listen to each one a dozen times to remember which is which (gee, which of the five live versions of "Mistress" is my favorite?).  And yet, I can't bear to just delete them either.
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Re: General Music talk
« Reply #163 on: March 20, 2015, 07:53:26 PM »
So is there one or two live albums that you would recommend above others?  I'd like to explore that, but you are right, that is simply too many.
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Re: General Music talk
« Reply #164 on: March 20, 2015, 09:42:09 PM »
White Christmas Live stands out, maybe because it was the first.  Also it's got "Wop-a-Din-Din" which is my favorite Kozelek song.  The others are a blur to me.  They're all of good sound quality, so I would pick the ones that have the most appealing setlists to you.

I really need to put the Kozelek solo albums and the SKM albums on heavy rotation so I can get better acquainted with them.  I know "You Missed My Heart" is standing out as a really great song.  And I'm pretty familiar with "Richard Ramirez Died Today of Natural Causes" now.
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Re: General Music talk
« Reply #165 on: March 31, 2015, 04:37:15 PM »
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Re: General Music talk
« Reply #166 on: March 31, 2015, 07:15:38 PM »
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Re: General Music talk
« Reply #167 on: April 03, 2015, 11:39:54 AM »

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Always good to come across fellow Thrice fans. I'm going to see Dustin with Andy Hull later this month.


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Re: General Music talk
« Reply #168 on: April 03, 2015, 12:07:39 PM »
After going to see Walk the Moon last night, I set out to map my concert history this morning. This is what I can remember. Not sure whether I am forgetting anyone...

4/2/2015       Walk the Moon   
4/2/2015       Griswolds, The   
3/7/2015       Lone Bellow, The   
3/7/2015       Odessa                
12/9/2014     Lone Bellow, The   
12/9/2014     Robert Ellis
11/19/2014   Fitz & the Tantrums   
11/19/2014   Big Data   
10/21/2014   Public   
10/21/2014   Walk the Moon
7/8/2014         Todd Wolfe Band   
7/8/2014         Gary Clark Jr.   
6/30/2014     Nightmare & the Cat
6/30/2014     Smallpools   
6/30/2014     Neon Trees   
11/7/2013     Lone Bellow, The   
11/7/2013     Greg Holden   
8/30/2013     Walk the Moon   
8/30/2013     Magic Man   
7/25/2013     Wet Darlings, The   
7/25/2013     Nick Tolford & Company   
7/24/2013     Black Crowes, The   
7/24/2013     Tedeschi Trucks Band   
2/7/2013         Walk the Moon   
2/7/2013         Pacific Air
9/22/2012     Glen Hansard   
8/11/2012     Atlas Genius   
8/11/2012     Ben Kweller   
8/11/2012     Civil Twilight   
8/11/2012     Forest & the Evergreens   
8/11/2012     Lumineers, The
8/11/2012     Maps and Atlases   
8/11/2012     Metric   
8/11/2012     Tanlines   
5/24/2012     Michael McDonald   
4/26/2012     Tedeschi Trucks Band   
4/7/2012         Features, The   
4/7/2012         Naked and Famous, The   
4/7/2012         Reptar   
4/7/2012         Walk the Moon   
3/29/2012     Tedeschi Trucks Band   
3/29/2012     Scrapomatic   
8/21/2011     Gary Clark Jr.   
1/23/2011     Two Door Cinema Club   
1/23/2011     Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin   
1/23/2011     Tokyo Police Club   
6/23/2010     Jeff Beck
6/23/2010     Alana Grace   
6/28/2009     Robert Randolph & the Family Band   
6/28/2009     Dr. John   
2/12/2009     Derek Trucks Band, The   
7/17/2008     John Mayer   
7/17/2008     Colbie Caillat   
7/17/2008     Brett Dennen
7/8/2008         Tom Petty   
7/8/2008         Steve Winwood
3/21/2008     Old School Freight Train   
3/21/2008     Los Lobos   
12/27/2007   Trans-Siberian Orchestra   
12/3/2007     Australian Pink Floyd
8/4/2007         Moody Blues, The
8/3/2007         B.B. King
7/7/2007         Robert Cray   
5/8/2007         Black Sabbath with Ronnie James Dio   
5/8/2007         Machine Head   
5/8/2007         Megadeath   
4/6/2007         Robert Cray   
4/6/2007         Eric Clatpton   
12/11/2006   Who, The   
12/11/2006   Pretenders, The   
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Re: General Music talk
« Reply #169 on: April 03, 2015, 02:03:41 PM »
You can plug a hole in your CV by go and see Bob Dylan at the Ohio Theatre on May 16, Corndog!
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