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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?)

Cuttiní Grass Vol 1 Ė 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?)

Cuttiní Grass Vol 1 Ė 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 Berningerís 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 theyíve been defanged ever since Condť Nast bought them imo. I figure in a couple years theyíll 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 Berningerís 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, iím 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





Heís the past now tho. Rip yung Xanax bar

cptn_dr
Sep 7, 2011

Seven for beauty that blossoms and dies





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 Bakerís 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.

sparksbloom
Apr 30, 2006


New Loma album came out yesterday and I'm really loving it Ė 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

mycophobia
May 7, 2008



Imhotep posted:

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.

it seems drier than Quaristice and Oversteps. like a lot less reverb, which is interesting. tons of little details going on in the background too.

im just glad to have an album-rear end album after NTS. my big issue there wasn't that it was 8 hours long but that most of the tracks were about twice as long as they needed to be. so this is a welcome return to tradition

DC Murderverse
Nov 10, 2016

"Tell that to Zod's snapped neck!"




it really does. Album was definitely pivotal in my musical development and it still sounds absolutely perfect to this day, and everything Girls put out had a sound to it like someone was able to get 50% more out of it because they knew some sort of production magic and that's all on him

Paperback Writer
May 1, 2006



thatís sad

Imhotep
Nov 16, 2009






mycophobia posted:

it seems drier than Quaristice and Oversteps. like a lot less reverb, which is interesting. tons of little details going on in the background too.

im just glad to have an album-rear end album after NTS. my big issue there wasn't that it was 8 hours long but that most of the tracks were about twice as long as they needed to be. so this is a welcome return to tradition

Hm, yeah although I love the way they use reverb, not when itís just drenched in dark reverb, but stuff like fwze from quaristice, if you listen to that on headphones itís almost like whiplash as the space that the sounds are Ďiní transform rapidly as they pan back and forth, and swell/shrink/mutate like every other beat, itís bonkers https://youtu.be/O_DaqCB8aHU

Stuff like Bladelores tho is an example of the sort of autechre verb that I donít like. But yeah the new album is weird and unexpected but I was in love by the time the second track finished. Itís not only a normal album length, but itís weirdly straight forward, and tracks like psin m and th red a remind me of boards of Canada and F7 almost sounds like it could be a post rock song if Autechre remixes or covered one. And then stuff like Metaz Form8, gr4 and r cazt are beautiful and lush, overall itís a bizarrely Ďsentimentalí album if you can call autechreís stuff sentimental, itís just more blatantly uh, optimistic or something. Then of course thereís tracks like sch.mefd 2, or M4 Lema and esc desc which are more abrasive, but then they sort of open up and make way for a beautiful pad, or you can sort of just hear the inner workings of them and hear that thereís more to it. Then like au14 is pretty classic autechre, but still cool. And agreed, itís really nice to have an hour long album and not a 5 disc album, or an 8 hour thing like the NTS sessions.. even Exai was 2 hours long, and I thought that was excessive.

You heard this, the Japanese bonus track? Itís lovely, I like it more than some tracks on the album, the subtle movement and texture of the pad underneath the violin sounding lead, which i think sounds like the closest theyíve come to emulating an actual acoustic instrument, is just incredible https://youtu.be/2Kqbu8VSDd4

Imhotep fucked around with this message at 03:48 on Oct 27, 2020

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mycophobia
May 7, 2008



lol i listened to Quaristice while I was tripping on acid a few weeks ago and fwzE made me laugh my rear end off at how loving crazy it sounded. and ive heard that album a billion times but that time it sounded like it came from a different planet, like i couldnt comprehend how people could make music that sounds like that

i see what you're saying about the straightforwardness. it feels like most of the tracks are like this one big in-your-face element and then a bunch of quiet subtle stuff happening underneath it. Metaz form8 is one of the prettiest tracks they've ever done. esc desc is really sad (like emotionally, not quality-wise)

i love the japanese bonus track but i cant get the drat download in the youtube video description to work!! it doesnt do anything

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