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Twin Cinema
Jun 1, 2006



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don't have a crap attack.


Gio posted:

Listening to this right now--it's awesome. Less frenzied than their s/t, but the same super upbeat, anthemic kinda vibe.

This is cool as heck, and I am hoping I enjoy it as much as I did their first release. So far, I am enjoying the vibe.

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Twin Cinema
Jun 1, 2006



Playoffs are no big deal,
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I didn't see the new "The XX" song posted, so here you go: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_nW5AF0m9Zw

I am a little mixed on this song. The song is fairly comparable to some of the stuff on their first album, but it just feels as if the song doesn't have the hook that, say VCR, has. But, there is still something appealing about it.

You can tell I am not a music critic.

Twin Cinema
Jun 1, 2006



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DFA's last album wasn't my thing, but their live show was on my favourite concerts I have ever seen. This post is solely made to suggest people see DFA live if they haven't.

Twin Cinema
Jun 1, 2006



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DoubleCakes posted:

DFA is definitely a one-album band for me. There sound can't carry anything past their debut and everything this release since then has been meh.

Their two EPs are really really good, too. I think the cut of Romantic Rights on the EP is better than the album version.

Rageaholic Monkey posted:

I've seen them live twice in the past few years and it's loving bonkers that they can get the sounds they do out of just two people :stare:

I don't know if it was because it was a smaller venue, but they were just so loud in a way that I wasn't expecting. My ears were humming the next day.

Twin Cinema
Jun 1, 2006



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don't have a crap attack.


I think a large part of this discussion that I haven't seen mentioned is how closely music is tied with identity as a teenager. Like, the bands I listened to, somehow, informed who I was as a person. Liking one band over another, or one genre over another, meant something to me. At 30, I now no longer have that driving me to discover new bands, or feel the same passion that I felt when I discovered a new artist as a teen.

However, I now have more money than I did as a teenager/early-20s, so I am seeing more bands these days. However, a lot of these bands are bands my younger self would have wanted to go see.

Twin Cinema
Jun 1, 2006



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


I saw Fleet Foxes last night. I wasn't really looking forward to it, because I bought the tickets before the new album was released, and then I found I wasn't a huge fan of Crack-Up. However, the show blew me away. I have always known Robin's voice is spectacular, but seeing it in a live setting made it that much more impressive.

In the past 24 hours, I have now been non-stop listening to Crack-Up and have been realizing that I may have been hasty in my reaction to it.

Twin Cinema
Jun 1, 2006



Playoffs are no big deal,
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I am not sure how I feel about this song. I enjoyed the first single, though. Maybe this will grow on me.

The new LCD Soundystem song, "tonite", is really good. I can't wait to see them live in December.

Twin Cinema
Jun 1, 2006



Playoffs are no big deal,
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Mr Ice Cream Glove posted:

Has anyone here seen Death From Above live? Is it a good show?

I saw them in a small venue in 2015 and the concert ruled. It's one of my favourite shows I have ever attended.

Twin Cinema
Jun 1, 2006



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Boywhiz88 posted:

Man, I miss Elliott Smith. I always stuck with his first three albums. What are people’s favorite Figure 8 or From a Basement... tracks? Hell, favorite Elliott in general.

https://youtu.be/lL6f419zXj4

Roman Candle is super underrated.

Happiness is one of my favourite songs of all-time.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S2bRVGOweRw

When you say you have only stuck with his first 3 albums, does that mean you haven't listened to XO?

Twin Cinema
Jun 1, 2006



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On first listen, I am really loving the new St. Vincent.

Probably Magic posted:

First three Go! Team albums are some of my favorite music ever, and while I dug The Scene Between, it didn't hit me in quite the same place those other albums, but hopefully they're going back more to that sound with their new album and incorporating Ninja again. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kwCJIQ25sV4

I am also loving this song.

Twin Cinema
Jun 1, 2006



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Beelerzebub posted:

So, I'm listening to Superchunk for the first time (listening through their newest album). What album of theirs should I listen to next?

Foolish is probably the best answer, but I really enjoyed Majesty Shredding.

Twin Cinema
Jun 1, 2006



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Haha, oh my god, this is so bad.

Twin Cinema
Jun 1, 2006



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


St. Vincent named some more tour dates today, and finally, she's coming back to Toronto. There's an artist presale on Wednesday. I signed up for her e-mail. Should I be doing something else to get the presale code?

Twin Cinema
Jun 1, 2006



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I liked Courtney Barnett's first album, and Sea Lice was decent, but man, I am really loving the new album. The latter half is especially good.

Also, I saw HAIM a few weeks ago, and while I have enjoyed their two albums, seeing them live really made me appreciate them more. They were fun to see on stage.

Twin Cinema
Jun 1, 2006



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Captain Hotbutt posted:

Toronto, Yonge-Dundas Square. Canada's crudbum ripoff of SXSW that's been slowly gaining steam over the years to something not crudbum.

U.S. Girls play the Friday night - that's some good stuff too, drat.

NXNE used to be pretty good. They had a ton of YDS shows that allowed me to see bands for free, like the Flaming Lips, the Stooges, Swans, St. Vincent, Mac DeMarco, Spoon, and a few others that are escaping me. iirc, they got rid of it a few years ago, and seem to be bringing it back this year. Just wish they had a stronger line-up.

Twin Cinema
Jun 1, 2006



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Slandible posted:

Anyone see Death from Above 1979 before? They are playing their old EP and more tomorrow night and I'm a maybe on it. I am a old curmudgeon though and don't like youths getting rowdy around me.

I saw them live a few years ago, and maybe it was the small space, but it was the loudest show I have ever been to. It was amazing, though. This was right after they released their first comeback album, and it made me like the album more.

On the other hand, the crowd was pretty rowdy. So, if this is not your thing, may not be the best. As someone who is old and likes to chill in the back now, I was not expecting a second mosh pit to open up at the back of the place during the encore.

Twin Cinema
Jun 1, 2006



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Spiritualized is one of my favourite bands. I have never seen them live. I'd be dumb to miss them, right?

Twin Cinema
Jun 1, 2006



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I made that post as someone just going to bed, and I realize how ridiculous it sounds in the morning. Of course I am getting tickets.

Twin Cinema
Jun 1, 2006



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I really don't understand why Courtney Barnett's album isn't getting more love this year. It's not like the album got bad reviews or anything, but I haven't seen it show up on any end-of-year lists. It's my favourite thing she's done, and it's by far my favourite album of the year.

Twin Cinema
Jun 1, 2006



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T Bowl posted:

Except The Decemberists are bad and The New Pornographers are good.

:hmmyes:

I just bought tickets for Built to Spill's 20th Anniversary of Keep it Like a Secret tour, and I really hope they play the whole album plus all of my other favourite songs. Yes, the set would be hours and hours long, but well worth it.

Twin Cinema
Jun 1, 2006



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I didn't realize how lucky I was that I saw Lizzo open for Sleater-Kinney and HAIM before I knew who she was.

This is why you should always see the openers, kids.

Twin Cinema
Jun 1, 2006



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Lutha Mahtin posted:

this is how i discovered Madison Cunningham, when she opened for Punch Brothers. a lot of times i end up not caring about the opener but it's really cool when you get surprised by someone :)

I have tried making it a habit to listen to the opener before seeing them. I saw Iron Chic open for Propagandhi, and almost didn't go to see them, because I thought it was a female-fronted Iron Maiden cover band. I just don't have any interest in Iron Maiden.

UnknownMercenary posted:

Yeah I got an email for a Lizzo presale but GA is $250 and uh.... gently caress that? I passed on Metric earlier this year for similar reasons.

e: ahahaha it's at the renamed/rebuilt Sound Academy where I saw her open for Sleater Kinney 4 years ago.

We went to the same show. :hfive:

I, too, missed the presale, and now all the resale tickets are ridiculous. Apparently she's also playing Danforth Music Hall, but I already missed tickets to that.

Twin Cinema
Jun 1, 2006



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T Bowl posted:

Surprised no one has said how boring the new Mac DeMarco album is on here.

I loved '2' and 'Salad Days', found his last one somewhat underwhelming, and could only listen to about half of the new one. I will probably try a few more times, but my first impression isn't great.

I like the new Vampy Weekend, as much as I know that people will judge me for that opinion.

I have been listening to the new Mountain Goats the most.

Twin Cinema
Jun 1, 2006



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Dirty Projectors' Bitte Orca turns 10 today.

I am getting to the age where albums that don't feel that old are actually a decade old.

Twin Cinema
Jun 1, 2006



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Rageaholic posted:

Saw Built to Spill for like the 5th time tonight. They played all of Keep It Like a Secret because this is the 20th anniversary tour for that album, though they played it out of order.

Here's the setlist courtesy of setlist.fm


I thought they sounded good like they have the last few times I've seen them. I heard some people talking after the show about how they didn't like it that much, but I enjoyed it :shobon: KILAS is my favorite album of theirs, so they played everything I wanted to hear and then some!

I am excited to see them in September. This is my second time, first in well over a decade, and all I remember from that show is the thick haze of weed smoke.

I'd also be super excited to see them jam.

Twin Cinema
Jun 1, 2006



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I actually don't mind the song, and I have been listening to "Hurry on Home" on repeat the past few weeks.

Different than S-K's other work, but I still enjoy it.

Twin Cinema
Jun 1, 2006



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I don't really mind either list. I listened to a Spotify playlist of the all 200 songs, and there were some that I agreed with, some that I didn't, and some I didn't understand. But, that's the nature of any list that is not your own.

Just because your favourite isn't included, does not mean it's stricken from history. Still enjoy that album/song, man.

I won tickets at work this week to see Wilco, and despite not being a huge fan, I really loved their show. The only unforgivable sin was that they didn't play "Jesus, Etc."

Twin Cinema
Jun 1, 2006



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Girl Talk's Night Ripper was pretty good. There were some songs sampled that I had never heard of at that point, and when I have heard them after, I keep thinking the next sample is going to come next.

I also like the Readers Poll from Pitchfork. I am surprised that Tame Impala is thought of so highly. I also feel like the only person who preferred Channel Orange over Blonde, even if it is a slight preference.

resident posted:

Life of Pablo has no business on any top list.

This is the weirdest inclusion on the list.

Twin Cinema
Jun 1, 2006



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The only real complaint I have of Pitchfork is that their "Best New Music" label only gets applied to albums that rate 8.2 or higher. I just wish they applied it to any album over 8, just because I don't always click on the reviews.

Why do I care? I use Pitchfork as a source to listen to new music, so sometimes I discover an album some time later that was ranked, like, 8.1.

Twin Cinema
Jun 1, 2006



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deletebeepbeepbeep posted:

They have a section for 8.0+ reviews last time I looked.

drat, this must be new, because I don't remember seeing it.

Thanks for the help!

Twin Cinema
Jun 1, 2006



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Stereogum released their Top 100 of the decade: https://www.stereogum.com/featured/best-albums-of-the-2010s-list/

The top-10 features the usual heavy hitters (Yeezus over MBDTF?), so I look forward to a ton more lists listing, like, 2 or 3 Kendrick, a few Kanye, and Frank Ocean's.

Twin Cinema
Jun 1, 2006



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I saw Sleater-Kinney for the second time on Sunday. Still really hate the Rebel, because if you sit at the back, all the sound kind of dies before it gets to you. Still, they put on a great show. I felt like the crowd wasn't feeling it as much, but I was also in the back, so who knows. They played the entire new album, plus the new single, and sprinkled in some of the older stuff.

Then I just bought Bikini Kill tickets today, so it's been a pretty good week for riot grrrl.

Twin Cinema
Jun 1, 2006



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I was also at that Built to Spill show, and was standing pretty close to the mosh pit. I, too, was perplexed. I last saw them in the mid-00s, and it was just a bunch of stoned older people swaying. Was expecting that again.

Twin Cinema fucked around with this message at 14:36 on Nov 10, 2019

Twin Cinema
Jun 1, 2006



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The Walrus posted:

at Lee's palace? same. to be honest I liked that show a lot more than this one, they had all three guitarists right up front and they did such an amazing job of harmonizing through the whole show. Doug is way more on his own now.

but lol, at that recent show did you have to deal with that one extremely obnoxious townie girl and her much larger older boyfriend? lots of jumping and screaming? I ended up needing to relocate just to avoid her.

Yep, that was the show. I seem to remember the whole band having more energy, whereas this time, while I loved it, they didn't really have much charisma. It wasn't until the Elton John cover that they loosened up a bit. But, my memory of the Lee's Palace show could be off.

And, I was more near the entrance. I don't remember seeing that.

Twin Cinema
Jun 1, 2006



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I have been thinking about my favourite albums of the year, and I have realized that they are almost exclusively from bands I have been listening to for a while. Yes, the man with a New Pornographers username is also a huge fan of their latest album!

Twin Cinema
Jun 1, 2006



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Cemetry Gator posted:

It really is their best album in a long while. Their last few, it feels like half was really good and the other half was okay, but this was strong throughout. And the final track, Leather on the Seat was fantastic.

I saw them live too, and it was brilliant show. Neko Case was there, and they didn't play Letter From an Occupant but that's the only thing I didn't like about it.

I was a big fan of Brill Bruisers, but I felt Whiteout was weak. Listening to it recently, it seems to lack any memorable song.

I've seen them live a ton, but never with Neko Case, and I only found out they were playing with her pretty close to the date. I was bummed because I had my wisdom teeth surgery booked.

Twin Cinema
Jun 1, 2006



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I saw Caribou and I really enjoyed the concert. But it was a decade ago, so don't trust my memory entirely.

Twin Cinema
Jun 1, 2006



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Yeasayer's "ONE" was the first song I really loved from this decade. Although, now I am not sure if that came before "Good Intentions Paving Co."

edit: looks like they were roughly a month apart, with Newsom's being released first.

Twin Cinema fucked around with this message at 20:44 on Dec 20, 2019

Twin Cinema
Jun 1, 2006



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Polo-Rican posted:

The original, and best, of the pretentious yelping indie boys, Dan Bejar, aka Destroyer, has a new album and it's apparently really good (haven't listened to it yet).

Everyone has an album or artist that turns them into a music obsessive, right? Shortly after starting college in 2002, I started to listen to better music. The internet played a big part in this... it was the first time I had high speed internet, iTunes had just launched, and Napster was becoming a thing. Destroyer's Rubies was the first alternative album that really hooked me, that I listened to on repeat until I'd memorized every word. I'm glad he's still around and hasn't turned to total poo poo!

I discovered Napster in 2000, but it took a while for me to get out of my nu-metal phase. For me, discovering the website Buddyhead in 2002 felt like it was an older brother telling me which bands were cool and which bands were poo poo. It was a gradual change all throughout high school, though. I was pretty insufferable about bullshit.

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Twin Cinema
Jun 1, 2006



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Good point keep talkin posted:

Anyone else check out Waxahatchee's new album?

Yeah, it's real good. Really love Lilacs.

I never listened to them, but a friend got me into P.S. Eliot, and that led to Swearin', which then went to Waxahatchee. Glad I took this trip.

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