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A Tasteful Nude
Jun 3, 2013

A cool anime hagrid pic (imagine nude pls)

I've always liked them, even though I completely understand why some people really, really don't.

They're fun to see live, if you're not in the "hate" camp and on the fence. You drink a bunch of beers and sing along to the extremely twee lyrics about pirates and old timee robbers and poo poo. It's cool.

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Chamberk
Jan 11, 2004

when there is nothing left to burn you have to set yourself on fire


They're good and The King is Dead drops the storytelling gimmick and is probably their best anyway.

Nail Rat
Dec 29, 2000

Haters gonna hate


I can understand why some people hate them. To this day there are a lot of songs Decemberists fans love that just bore the poo poo out of me, like Los Angeles I'm Yours. There's a lot of songs I like though.

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At least for Chicago there is a regular pre-sale starting tomorrow with the code OREGON

Looks like it must've gone onsale sometime overnight Here's hoping for the general onsale. They sell out quick in Chicago.

I could buy the dumb package tickets but gently caress spending $265 to see the Decemberists.

Nail Rat fucked around with this message at Jan 18, 2018 around 15:18

Earwicker
Jan 6, 2003



the decembrists are like if npr was a band

angrygodofjebus
Aug 25, 2005

Drink it up and hunker down


Nail Rat posted:

Looks like it must've gone onsale sometime overnight Here's hoping for the general onsale. They sell out quick in Chicago.

I could buy the dumb package tickets but gently caress spending $265 to see the Decemberists.

Try again my man. I just checked and:

jeffLebowski
Mar 6, 2006

Obviously, you're not a golfer.

Earwicker posted:

the decembrists are like if npr was a band

so... cool and good?

Nail Rat
Dec 29, 2000

Haters gonna hate


angrygodofjebus posted:

Try again my man. I just checked and:



Yeah I got an email with a different offer code at 9:57 that it was happening at 10. Scored seats on the floor in the first row you don't need the silly package for.

The guy who said it's like NPR was a band is kind of right. Chicago Theater is kind of the perfect venue for them.

Earwicker
Jan 6, 2003



jeffLebowski posted:

so... cool and good?

depends on your taste. I wasnt making like a value judgement with it, neither npr nor the decembrists are really my thing personally but I get why a lot of people like them.

Sir Lemming
Jan 27, 2009

It's a piece of JUNK!

I couldn't really get into the Decemberists until I heard The Mariner's Revenge Song, which is still pretty gimmicky but it's just a hell of a lot of fun.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Sw61oITuts

Harrow
Jun 30, 2012

Don't talk to me or my cat ever again.


Captain_Person posted:

It's me, I'm the guy who got their board game.

I'd actually really like to see them live one day. I'm not as huge a fan as I once was but I still love The Hazards of Love. But since I live at the bottom of the world they either won't come or will charge far more for tickets than I care to spend on them.

I've seen them live a couple of times, they put on a pretty fun live show. The first time was the Hazards of Love, actually, which they did straight through (before doing another hour-long set of their older songs).

These days I kind of hate their lyrics, but I like their sound in general so I'm still on board for a new album.

Rageaholic Monkey
May 31, 2005

"What do you fear
most in the world?"

"The possibility that
love is not enough."


I'm honestly surprised that anyone still cares about The Decemberists considering they were *the* band hipsters fawned over when I was in my teens when albums like Picaresque and The Crane Wife came out. I figured people would've moved on by now, but I guess not?

Kramdar
Jun 21, 2005

Radmark says....Worship Kramdar

I personally passed on them because of a couple lame videos that I saw on MTV2. Like the one in the classroom comes to mind. But I did like The Crane Wife when that came out. And then whatever album came after that felt like a real try-hard follow up. I hate jam bands, but I like it when bands do 10 minute plus songs.

Real Name Grover
Feb 13, 2002

Like corn on the cob

Fan of Britches

Rageaholic Monkey posted:

I'm honestly surprised that anyone still cares about The Decemberists considering they were *the* band hipsters fawned over when I was in my teens when albums like Picaresque and The Crane Wife came out. I figured people would've moved on by now, but I guess not?

Maybe they're actually not a poo poo band

Nail Rat
Dec 29, 2000

Haters gonna hate


Rageaholic Monkey posted:

I'm honestly surprised that anyone still cares about The Decemberists considering they were *the* band hipsters fawned over when I was in my teens when albums like Picaresque and The Crane Wife came out. I figured people would've moved on by now, but I guess not?

Actually they got way bigger than ever after the 2011 REM style album. It blew up big enough that they toured for a year and a half when they were planning to do a short tour then take a long break. I prefer the old stuff myself but people have different opinions, you know?

cheese eats mouse
Jul 6, 2007


I've seen them twice because it's such a fun show. Everyone knows the the lyrics so you just sing along and then you might get a giant whale on stage eating people while confetti sprays all over the crowd.

They're more of a spring/summer band for me.

Real Name Grover
Feb 13, 2002

Like corn on the cob

Fan of Britches

Different opinions are great, y'all

...

Except Everything Now was objectively poo poo

CLAM DOWN
Feb 13, 2007

RICKARUS


It's Moot baby!


I got tickets for MGMT!

Nail Rat
Dec 29, 2000

Haters gonna hate


Real Name Grover posted:

Different opinions are great, y'all

...

Except Everything Now was objectively poo poo

Agreed on both counts

T Bowl
Feb 6, 2006

Shut up DUMMY

Put Your Money On Me is a good song though.

BonoMan
Feb 20, 2002


Jade Ear Joe

Real Name Grover posted:

Different opinions are great, y'all

...

Except Everything Now was objectively poo poo

I think you can take half of EN and half of Reflektor and make a loving kickass album.

Nail Rat
Dec 29, 2000

Haters gonna hate


A lot of people seem to think there's 3-4 good songs off of both Reflektor and EN. But no one can agree on what they are.

Rageaholic Monkey
May 31, 2005

"What do you fear
most in the world?"

"The possibility that
love is not enough."


CLAM DOWN posted:

I got tickets for MGMT!
MGMT's playing a festival I'm going to in March. I saw them once before at a festival in 2010 and they weren't that great then (despite me loving the studio stuff they'd released up until that point), but their new songs have me excited, so I'll be interested to see them again.

Real Name Grover posted:

Different opinions are great, y'all

...

Except Everything Now was objectively poo poo


Win Butler lives here now (New Orleans) and he's making his own white-rear end Mardi Gras krewe starting this year that they're charging lots of money for people to party with. The proceeds are going towards Haitian charities, so that's cool, but mostly it's transplants coming in and appropriating Mardi Gras traditions for other transplants who can afford to partake in them.

I'm just over here thinking "Where the gently caress's the Arcade Fire I loved up until recently?"

Rageaholic Monkey fucked around with this message at Jan 18, 2018 around 22:02

angrygodofjebus
Aug 25, 2005

Drink it up and hunker down


Nail Rat posted:

A lot of people seem to think there's 3-4 good songs off of both Reflektor and EN. But no one can agree on what they are.

Hahaha yeah this is pretty much spot on. I love Porno off of Reflektor and I've heard people say it's the worst song they've ever made.

Nail Rat
Dec 29, 2000

Haters gonna hate


Rageaholic Monkey posted:

I'm just over here thinking "Where the gently caress's the Arcade Fire I loved up until recently?"

A bunch of fuckin weird photography/creative writing/art/music majors became rich as hell and now get to do exactly what they want.

Which is a lot of weird poo poo.

resident
Dec 22, 2005

Make it easy


$117 for two tickets to see MGMT in Seattle. I don't understand how a band that salted the scorched remnants of their fan base still has enough following to warrant this.

CLAM DOWN
Feb 13, 2007

RICKARUS


It's Moot baby!


resident posted:

$117 for two tickets to see MGMT in Seattle. I don't understand how a band that salted the scorched remnants of their fan base still has enough following to warrant this.

What did they do?!

T Bowl
Feb 6, 2006

Shut up DUMMY

Eh.. 50 or 60 a ticket for popular indie bands is basically the norm now. They still are huge in indie rock terms just from three songs off their first album.

BonoMan
Feb 20, 2002


Jade Ear Joe

angrygodofjebus posted:

Hahaha yeah this is pretty much spot on. I love Porno off of Reflektor and I've heard people say it's the worst song they've ever made.

That's the best goddamn song on the album. The whole second half is great actually.

Kramdar
Jun 21, 2005

Radmark says....Worship Kramdar

resident posted:

$117 for two tickets to see MGMT in Seattle. I don't understand how a band that salted the scorched remnants of their fan base still has enough following to warrant this.

I think I paid $14 for the ticket to see them at Doug Fir Lounge in ‘08. I balked at paying $80 for two tickets to go to Death Cab at the Crystal Ballroom in maybe ‘04. And I walked out of one of their shows early back when it was only $10 to see them, but that was at the Glass House in Pomona. I don’t see many shows anymore, unless the wife drags me to see Flogging Molly.

CLAM DOWN
Feb 13, 2007

RICKARUS


It's Moot baby!


New First Aid Kit album is out!!!

https://open.spotify.com/album/5l2Ts5Hd4BN2O28rZksznR

DoubleCakes
Jan 14, 2015


One of my biggest fears is that one day I will meet MGMT because they'll beat me up for pronouncing their name "MGMT" instead of "Management".

Nail Rat
Dec 29, 2000

Haters gonna hate


DoubleCakes posted:

One of my biggest fears is that one day I will meet MGMT because they'll beat me up for pronouncing their name "MGMT" instead of "Management".

The first time I ever spoke it out loud I called them Management and I don't think the other person had any idea who I was talking about. Since then it's MGMT.

Rageaholic Monkey
May 31, 2005

"What do you fear
most in the world?"

"The possibility that
love is not enough."


Every person I've ever heard say their name aloud has said Em Gee Em Tee

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Kramdar
Jun 21, 2005

Radmark says....Worship Kramdar

I think when Letterman announces them as “The Management” when they were promoting the first album, is when they were officially rebranded. Hell, the album cover was changed shortly after.

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