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What would you say are the essential albums?
come on die young
you are there
signs reign rebuilder
Goodbye Enemy Airship the Landlord Is Dead.
and several other pretentiously-named albums of that ilk.
MNLWND - Tortoise
GEATLID - Do Make Say Think.
'cos I'm interested too. I've got Lift Your Skinny Fists like Antennas to Heaven by Godspeed You! Black Emperor and it is the ideal place to begin
set fire to flames (the best godspeed offshoot, very underated)
The first Set Fire to Flames album (sings reign) is one of the best things ever put to record. The second album (telegraphs in negative) is shit.
'get into' post rock by hearing Godspeed and Mogwai first? They're the most mainstream certainly!
Godspeed are quite good too but yes could get to the point faster.
Just very slow melody
theie melodic parts are extremely melodic
have 'lift your fists', I like it. I also have some Mogwai, which is also nice, which are their best albums? I've never given any post rock much time including the albums above but feel like I'm prob missing out.
I'm not exactly sure what I want... something epic sounding?
i'd say Explosions in the Sky are a good bet.
because nothing else will come close to them
tortoise, june of 44, slint, rodan, polvo.
the more exciting side of "post rock"
or go by numbers and listen to godspeed, mogwai, a silver mt zion, explosions in the sky etc
How Strange, Innocence by Explosions in the sky
and ageatis burjan by sigur ros
and fall of math by 65 days of static
not sure if all of those are post rock mind.
or 65dos are, but they're great albums anyway :D
definitely are post rock you big silly
they're too pretty for post rock.
i'd say shoegaze ;)
maybe they are post rock. i'm confused :(
don't got no grunt. Post rock needs grunt.
GY!BE - Yanqui UXO
Sigur Ros - ()
Mogwai - Rock Action/Happy Songs
Mono - You Are There
65daysofstatic - The Fall Of Math (although they're all amazing)
M83 - Dead Cites, Read Seas & Lost Ghosts
This seems a good place to start
yes. Have you heard Dead Cities Red Seas and Lost Ghosts? To use a phrase banded about a lot, they're like an electronic My Bloody Valentine.
Who aren't really very post-rock. Ok. I see.
I have heard great things about them but the little I have heard sound very un post rock.
But I will take your word for it!
although I'd probably add
Explosions In The Sky - Those Who Tell the Truth Shall Die, Those Who Tell the Truth Shall Live Forever
Saxon Shore - The Exquisite Death Of Saxon Shore
You.may.die.in.the.desert - Bears In The Yukon (hard to find but definately worth a listen)
Dianogah - Battle Champions
Red Sparowes - At the Soundless Dawn
also I'm not really sure that M83 brilliant as they are fall under the post rock umbrella.
Rachel's - The Sea and the Bells
Labradford - Mi Media Naranja
Tortoise - Millions Now Living Will Never Die
Cue - Wedding Song
Esmerine - If Only A Sweet Surrender To The Nights To Come To Be True
Jeniferever - Iris EP
ASMZ - Born Into Trouble As The Sparks Fly Upwards
World's End Girlfriend - The Lie Lay Land
The Sea and the Bells is a fantastic album. I still play it about once a week.
But I'd hardly call it post rock.
for some post metal genius.
Not to say that I don't like some stuff that would be labelled as post-rock, but I'd never call myself a fan of the genre. I associate it with too many lazy, unimaginative generic bands.
but they exist in any genre.
A lot of the albums that have been mentioned here are absolute solid gold and not lazy or unimaginative in any way:
Slint - Spiderland
Explosions in the sky - The world is not a cold dead place
Set Fire to Flames - Sings reign rebuilder
Tortoise - Millions now living...
by Explosions In The Sky
Thankyou! Seemed obvious but, still...
is unquestionably the greatest post-rock album. Otherwise anything by Tortoise, the first few Mogwai albums, Godspeed. If you stick to these you won't go far wrong - if you don't like them then basicly you don't like post-rock.
Could also try Aerial M and Labradford.
Not sure is Sigur Ros qualify, but they are great anyway. () is the closest to fitting in this company.
What about post rock before post rock existed - I reckon Future Days by Can is a great starting point.
Careful if you go any further - there is a lot of crap out there.
in fact i'd say it is really overated
Whenever a record is as highly rated as Spiderland someone is going to say it's over-rated. It may be they just don't like it, which is a different thing but completely fair enough. We can't all like the same things, but generally when records have acquired and kept that kind of status it is because the people who do like them really, really like them a lot.
I'll defend Spiderland though. I came to it late, having heard a lot of the music that came before and a lot that came after but somehow having missed it at the time. It blew me away. Lots of 'post rock' is too meandering and 'pretty pretty' or just sounds like slowed down heavy metal or is far too pleased with itself (Battles come on down!). Spiderland is beautiful, ferocious, gripping. It's full of tension and drama and utterly single minded and unique. And Will Oldham took the cover photo. What more do you want?
this will destroy you
the evpatoria report
followed by ghosts
if u want one album with 4 minute tracks and loads of big riffs
the maybeshewill album is more fun than throwing cats from high bridges :-)
been getting into them quite recently. they are amazing, one of the best post rock outfits out there. and there are so bloody many
they censor 'ass' :D
Start with Galaxie 500 - who, as it turns out, are ten times better than any band listed above, anyway.
Burning Off Impurities - Grails
Young Team - Mogwai
Millions Living Will Never Die - Tortoise
One Step More And You Die - Mono
Ask the nice boys at afterthepostrock.com as well.
This site is probably a bad place to ask about post-rock seeing as it's general coverage throughought the site is quite poor, sparse and misinformed. Have a read on ATPR and Silnet Balet.
Let Airplanes Circle Overhead - S/T
I would especially reccomend this to anyone who thinks of post-rock as being dull and stagnant. There's a lot of ferocious energy and passion driving some pretty simple guitar + drums patterns.
See also You Slut! If you want your post rock raw and dirty.
terrible name, great, great band!