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Real Name Grover
Feb 13, 2002

Like corn on the cob

Fan of Britches

I'll ride for "Avalanche Alley," a song that didn't really register with me until I saw them do it live.

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Cemetry Gator
Apr 3, 2007

Do you find something comical about my appearance when I'm driving my automobile?


Nihonniboku posted:

I love Whiteout Conditions.

Now, that's definitely one band where I went to their concert a couple of years ago, and the entire audience was full of dads. I was feeling my 34 years.

I saw them on the opening show of their tour last year.

Aside from finding out that AC hates Miss Teen Word Power, it was a pretty good show. This one woman kept dancing into me with her backpack for a little bit though...

And they didn't play Letter from an Occupant.

But Neko was there! And theyb played a lot of great songs.

yeah ok ok yeah
May 2, 2016



Solomon Gumball posted:

Secret Machines have reunited, first single:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vQb6IYO2jio

what whoa

haven't thought about this band in a dog's age!

bows1
May 16, 2004

Chill, whale, chill


Sturgill Simpson has a bluegrass album coming out tonight at midnight. I know there are some Sturgill fans on here even if this isn't the bluegrass thread (does that exist?)

Cuttin’ Grass Vol 1 – The Butcher Shoppe Sessions

edit -

I looked up his old band they mentioned and holy poo poo it rocks. Check this out

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aU19dWpeWTg

bows1 fucked around with this message at 18:32 on Oct 15, 2020

Polo-Rican
Jul 3, 2004

emptyquote my posts or die

Hey here's a stupid question. A friend is reading a book about Kid A and we started talking about Pitchfork's funniest reviews. I remember their review of Agaetis Byrjun being really, really funny - probably funnier than their Kid A review - with language like: "wrists will be slit and children will be conceived to this album." But they've since replaced their review with an updated one, and now I can't find the old review anywhere!! Can anyone help me find it?

edit: found it! https://web.archive.org/web/2002100...is-byrjun.shtml

Polo-Rican fucked around with this message at 20:00 on Oct 15, 2020

El Gallinero Gros
Mar 17, 2010



Polo-Rican posted:

Hey here's a stupid question. A friend is reading a book about Kid A and we started talking about Pitchfork's funniest reviews. I remember their review of Agaetis Byrjun being really, really funny - probably funnier than their Kid A review - with language like: "wrists will be slit and children will be conceived to this album." But they've since replaced their review with an updated one, and now I can't find the old review anywhere!! Can anyone help me find it?

My favorite is the Jet review that was just a gif of a chimp passing in its' own mouth

Twin Cinema
Jun 1, 2006



Playoffs are no big deal,
don't have a crap attack.


I like the review for the Black Kids album that was just "we are sorry", because they had really liked their EP.

There is an article somewhere that went to a few different bands to discuss the effects of a negative review from Pitchfork. It's been a while, so I don't even know how to search for this.

Sir Lemming
Jan 27, 2009

It's a piece of JUNK!

Polo-Rican posted:

Hey here's a stupid question. A friend is reading a book about Kid A and we started talking about Pitchfork's funniest reviews. I remember their review of Agaetis Byrjun being really, really funny - probably funnier than their Kid A review - with language like: "wrists will be slit and children will be conceived to this album." But they've since replaced their review with an updated one, and now I can't find the old review anywhere!! Can anyone help me find it?

edit: found it! https://web.archive.org/web/2002100...is-byrjun.shtml

It's basically always Brent DiCrescenzo. When he left, so did most of their infamous reviews.

I know he left because he told me all about it in his review of Beastie Boys' To The Five Boroughs.

angrygodofjebus
Aug 25, 2005

Drink it up and hunker down


Sir Lemming posted:

It's basically always Brent DiCrescenzo. When he left, so did most of their infamous reviews.

Yep. This is still a classic imo: https://pitchfork.com/reviews/albums/8104-lateralus/

MasqueradeOverture
Apr 4, 2020

No.

bows1 posted:

Sturgill Simpson has a bluegrass album coming out tonight at midnight. I know there are some Sturgill fans on here even if this isn't the bluegrass thread (does that exist?)

Cuttin’ Grass Vol 1 – The Butcher Shoppe Sessions

edit -

I looked up his old band they mentioned and holy poo poo it rocks. Check this out

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aU19dWpeWTg

gently caress that's good.

Twin Cinema
Jun 1, 2006



Playoffs are no big deal,
don't have a crap attack.



It is kind of weird to see Pitchfork's shift in critical appreciation for some nu-metal (or, at least, nu-metal adjacent bands). They have had recent positive reviews for Deftones, Linkin Park, and Rage.

Nihonniboku
Aug 11, 2004

YOU CAN FLY!!!

Pitchfork also just hasn't been the same since they shifted their primary focus from indie rock to pop/electronic/rap.

Lid
Feb 18, 2005

Cabana's legal advice?
I'm bourgeoisie.
I... hit the shitty
firemans carry knee.






The 1-2 Punch

https://pitchfork.com/reviews/albums/184-i-get-wet/

https://pitchfork.com/reviews/albums/16836-i-get-wet/

yeah ok ok yeah
May 2, 2016



Polo-Rican posted:

Hey here's a stupid question. A friend is reading a book about Kid A and we started talking about Pitchfork's funniest reviews. I remember their review of Agaetis Byrjun being really, really funny - probably funnier than their Kid A review - with language like: "wrists will be slit and children will be conceived to this album." But they've since replaced their review with an updated one, and now I can't find the old review anywhere!! Can anyone help me find it?

edit: found it! https://web.archive.org/web/2002100...is-byrjun.shtml

i always chuckled at the difference between And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead's Source Tags and Codes and Worlds Apart album reviews...

Perfect 10 for Source Tags and Codes... lots of gushing over it: https://pitchfork.com/reviews/album...tags-and-codes/

For Worlds Apart? Scored a "4". The opening line:

quote:

Did Source Tags & Codes deserve a 10.0? That's not for me to say...

https://pitchfork.com/reviews/albums/182-worlds-apart/

Ratios and Tendency
Apr 23, 2010

MURALI



lmao

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6TP3FG79BVs

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i_2wrvmUrOk

The REAL Goobusters
Apr 25, 2008




Lol they used to just hate everything. I remember the same with like a nine inch nails album too.

Oxxidation
Jul 22, 2007


Matt Berninger’s solo album came out today

I like it when the mumbly man sings the sad words

thrilla in vanilla
Oct 9, 2012





Twin Cinema posted:

It is kind of weird to see Pitchfork's shift in critical appreciation for some nu-metal (or, at least, nu-metal adjacent bands). They have had recent positive reviews for Deftones, Linkin Park, and Rage.

Yeah they’ve been defanged ever since Condé Nast bought them imo. I figure in a couple years they’ll be informing us that Greta van fleet was underrated

Cemetry Gator
Apr 3, 2007

Do you find something comical about my appearance when I'm driving my automobile?


The biggest problem is that they don't have a voice any more. They're just another music news website.

For example, they'll rip apart Takeshi 6ix9ine and give him a terrible review, and then the next day, run a news story about a new song or remix he did.

And it's like - why are you giving this guy press after all the horrible poo poo he did, and then if you trash his album, why would you give him more press? It's not like they ever thought he was good.

Cemetry Gator fucked around with this message at 16:18 on Oct 16, 2020

Henchman of Santa
Aug 21, 2010


Friend promo time again. I think I've dropped by buds in here before but they have a new full-length out that I think is genuinely great. It really taps into one of my favorite tropes in indie and emo, which is when everything sounds like it's going to fall apart at any moment. Also produced by one of my bandmates and available on streaming platforms.
https://upstairsuk.bandcamp.com/alb...ld-die-whenever

air-
Sep 24, 2007

Who will win the greatest battle of them all?



Really digging new albums from Machinedrum, Sub Focus and Wilkinson, and Annie - was a pleasant surprise to hear about Annie's new album today

Molestationary Store
May 21, 2007



The REAL Goobusters posted:

Lol they used to just hate everything. I remember the same with like a nine inch nails album too.

Yeah they took a pretty huge dump on The Fragile which is pretty revered nowadays
https://pitchfork.com/reviews/albums/5799-the-fragile/

..and then of course some years later they scored it more than 4x higher that the original review
https://pitchfork.com/reviews/album...e-deviations-1/

Cemetry Gator
Apr 3, 2007

Do you find something comical about my appearance when I'm driving my automobile?


To be fair, Brent was a pretty poo poo critic. He's like the Tim Rogers of music criticism, where it feels like he's more interested in showing off his writing than he is at actually writing a review.

It's insufferable.

whos that broooown
Dec 10, 2009


I remember them rating a British sea power album "U.2"

Much funnier than the 8.2 they changed it to.

Solomon Gumball
Jul 24, 2019


Oxxidation posted:

Matt Berninger’s solo album came out today

I like it when the mumbly man sings the sad words


If you like him, check out Hayden who has been around longer than The National and played on Matt's album along with Andrew Bird who is all over it.

I think he uses his full name now too, but he was supposed to be the next Jack Johnson type deal out of Canada in the mid-90s for a major and he hated it and started releasing stuff on his own, he got into a bit of alt-country phase but most of it's sad indie rock. "Bad As They Seem" was supposed to be his breakout hit and hasn't dated well lyrically (he changes it live), "Dynamite Walls", and "Bass Song" were some minor hits in Canada but writes some of the saddest songs next to Leonard Cohen and Elliott Smith. Matt and The National began speaking about him interviews, befriended him, and it revived his career, got signed to Arts & Crafts, and is pumping out new music.

I recommend "Instructions", "Hearts Just Beat", "Orange Curtain Light", "Let's Break Up" (for a happy sad song), "More Than Alive" "drat this Feeling" (the whole "In Field & Town" was a great album), "Did I Wake Up Beside You?", "Lonely Security Guard", "Dynamite Walls", "Bass Song", "The Hazards of Sitting Beneath Palm Trees", "Home By Saturday" (him at his peak alt-country), "You Are All I Have", "Tragedy", "You Were Loved", "Choking", "Wasting My Days Away", "Woody" is the fan favorite because it's about his cat.

Anyway, The National saved the guy's career and got him to sign to Arts & Crafts for a couple of albums after disappearing and now he's back. I'm not a fan of The National but they were influenced by the guy and helped him start making music again and I'll always love The National for that.

Solomon Gumball fucked around with this message at 18:22 on Oct 18, 2020

Lid
Feb 18, 2005

Cabana's legal advice?
I'm bourgeoisie.
I... hit the shitty
firemans carry knee.






Cemetry Gator posted:

The biggest problem is that they don't have a voice any more. They're just another music news website.

For example, they'll rip apart Takeshi 6ix9ine and give him a terrible review, and then the next day, run a news story about a new song or remix he did.

And it's like - why are you giving this guy press after all the horrible poo poo he did, and then if you trash his album, why would you give him more press? It's not like they ever thought he was good.

Nothong is funnier than them being all in on Lil Peep and emo cloud being the future. They gave his atrocious Hellboy EP the same rating as Danny Brown's Atrocity Exhibition which came out that same year a d is one of the greatest hip hop albums of all time.

Paperback Writer
May 1, 2006



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i3fdrEthXkE
so good, i’m really regretting not paying for this livestream 2 days ago.

101
Oct 15, 2012


Vault Dweller


Lid posted:

Nothong is funnier than them being all in on Lil Peep and emo cloud being the future. They gave his atrocious Hellboy EP the same rating as Danny Brown's Atrocity Exhibition which came out that same year a d is one of the greatest hip hop albums of all time.

Hellboy is fantastic though and Lil Peep was the future 🤔

thrilla in vanilla
Oct 9, 2012





He’s the past now tho. Rip yung Xanax bar

cptn_dr
Sep 7, 2011

It's just so good!




The Beths are doing a live-stream gig in a couple of weeks. I saw them play last week and it rules, they just keep getting better and better every time I see 'em.

Anyway tickets are available here and you should check it out if you've got some spare cash.

Also they dropped a new video today

cptn_dr fucked around with this message at 05:22 on Oct 21, 2020

angrygodofjebus
Aug 25, 2005

Drink it up and hunker down


quote:

JULIEN BAKER ANNOUNCES NEW ALBUM LITTLE OBLIVIONS OUT FEBRUARY 26


'Little Oblivions' is the third studio album by Julien Baker. Recorded in Memphis, TN, the record weaves together unflinching autobiography with assimilated experience and hard-won observations from the past few years, taking Baker’s capacity for storytelling to new heights. It also marks a sonic shift, with the songwriter's intimate piano and guitar arrangements newly enriched by bass, drums, keyboards, banjo, and mandolin with nearly all of the instruments performed by Baker.

Sounds good to me


e: first song

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bWAOkg2i6_g

angrygodofjebus fucked around with this message at 21:06 on Oct 21, 2020

mycophobia
May 7, 2008



great album:

T Bowl
Feb 6, 2006

Shut up DUMMY

This sucks..

https://www.stereogum.com/2103041/g...-has-died/news/

Imhotep
Nov 16, 2009






mycophobia posted:

great album:


I love it, was very surprised by the lack of drums and just the shift from the sound of the NTS sessions and Elseq, etc. but Oversteps and Quaristice are probably my favorite Autechre albums and I really like their more melodic albums.

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sparksbloom
Apr 30, 2006


New Loma album came out yesterday and I'm really loving it – moody, atmospheric, clever songwriting and instrumentation. It's a collaboration of Emily Cross from Cross Record and Jonathan Meiburg from Shearwater. Their first album was one of my favorites for a while and I think this one is even better.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JkDXIcpQs2Q

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