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youthmovies - Good Nature
Original music, pretentious lyrics. 8/10
very very good punk with heart 9/10
get Bivouac too if you don't have it.
Not enough stand out tracks and pretty poor lyrics for the most part. Some really good songs though.
Les Savy Fav - Inches, I would give it 8/10 some really lovely melodies, and just generally ace.
if that counts. Haven't purchased a physical copy in a while.
Oh yeah. Since my computer crashed, I lost everything. Do you think eMusic will let me redownload all the records I already paid for?
Oh yeah. FSA kick ass. ~8/10
"You can re-download any of your previously downloaded tracks without losing credits as long as they are still available on our site."
Electro, melancholy, poised, yet fun. Also, Being Boring is on it.
And behaviour is a great album.
Recommended because I quite like Stars of the Lid.
.....but its a bit too Gorecki - ish.
Has its moody moments.
Can't see it being played much.
sounds like theyve spent some time with a guru in the Himalayan foothills...which apparently they have! lots of Eastern style drones and sitar sounding guitars....6.8 / 10
9/10. They're some of the best songs I've heard in ages. Like a mix of early Idlewild, Weezer, Kids Near Water and Pavement. There is no pretention just great great songs. Bought it on Saturday night and I've listened to little else since.
...prefer strawberry jam and feels to this one...i get bored after track 5.
- The Secret Machines. A grower that occasionally delves too much into Pink Floydisms but better than their second album. 7 / 10
theyve never scaled the heights of 'now here is nowhere' and the new guitarist is cruddy.
and my first impressions were similar to what you were saying. But the more I listen to it, the more I like it. I thought the second album had maybe four decent tracks (all front loaded to the start of the album) and this one works much better as a whole.
I think MPP is great from start to finish. Strawberry Jam is alright but I lose interest after a few tracks.
Though mpp is growing on me.
Love it an awful lot
and i would say it is brilliant. Such great variation.
Lazily likened to Battles (who i also rate), they have more of a rock sound than jazzy danvce, although it has somne great dance moments.
deerhunter-microcastle/weird era id give it a 9/10 maybe a 9.5/10
It is still kind of boring after repeated listens....I just have a hard time admitting poor purchases. The shame.
The first disc is a definite 9/10 though
Probably about 6.5 or 7 out of 10. I was expecting a bit more from it.
...if we're including 2nd hand. Think they get labelled lazily as post-rock but they're pretty jazzy really; some lovely organs and skittery drums. Not sure that's a real word. On Kranky; stunning artwork and heavy vinyl. 8/10
the quiet party by daedelus (lovely melodies and arrangements but the forgettable-yet-intrusive rapping always grates with me a little... generally i'm bored of it by the halfway point; i can pretty much apply this to all his records that i own - 6/10)
travistan by travis morrison (better than the '0.0' pitchfork mauling suggested, but i'll never understand why the "get me off this coin" schtick appears FOUR times on the record, it's awful and completely derails and degree of goodwill built up through the otherwise good-but-not-great songs. the hidden track at the end makes it all worthwhile though - 5/10)
erm, probably 8/10 although in another few weeks it'll be either 9 or 7 probably. When the dust settles.
I bought this at the same time as a few others actually, but i've listened to this one more than the rest for some reason. Oh and i really like the vocals, sorta keep thinking he's a woman or a little child, but in a kinda good way.
i really like it so far
7/10...i think...love the first few tracks but fades towards the end, apart from the last two. Love Heartless, Welcome to Heartbreak and Paranoid.
big bam boom. good record. 8 or 9. ahhhh... those were the days.
I've only played it through 3 times and it's quite good, although as you can see from the score, it hasn't blown me away so far. Albums that are amazing on the first few listens, never seem to maintain their appeal, so I actually see 6.5 as a good start.
Never heard of them before. Love all three (I got), but I only played them through once and so I'd say we're in the ~8/10 neighborhood.
..by a band they've never heard before
It could've been a complete waste of money.
Despite being a big fan of the debut (the Go! Team were one of the very first bands I saw live) this slipped by me entirely. Pretty good album though, Ninja isn't as annoying as you'd fear and The Wrath of Marcie is as awesome as Bottle Rocket. 7/10
I listened to the first half coming home in the car and I have no complaints. Ulysesses is magnificent. 9/10
(damn "return" button, instead of tab)
She really is a very representative pop star, of the now, and of girls I know. Of course, most girls I know couldn't create these pop gems, but some of her too-far ramblings about "social issues" remind me of them (along with other boys my age too). Love her to the end though, and I like this one even more than her last. When I need a good pop hook, I'm throwing this on, this year.
S'alright. Nowhere near as good as the last one. 6.5/10.
I'd give it 7.5/10, its nice, I really like 'no children'
Trading Twilight for Daylight.
Very good so far. 8/10
pretty decent, not as good as some of their earlier stuff but still got a really good selection of quality tunes on it. I'd say 7/10
Bordering on being his best post-Hefner release. Comfortably 8/10 at the moment - for the mournful trumpets alone.
Not listened to it enough yet. Doesn't sound as decent as Los Angeles, but it's still doing the job. Right now it's getting 8/10
8.9, s'great album, I don't feel I can quite give it 9 yet, with my limited listens, but I'm really enjoying it so far.
Spirited return, lacks variety yet still rocks.
But so far I've only listened to 2 of them. The new Dalek one; bit similar to past efforts but pretty good - a solid 7 and Phantom Bands' checkmate salvage - seems quite varied and engaging, probably rate it as a 7 (maybe an 8 in future listens)
8/10 - Great instrumental post-metal/sludge
8.3/10:Fantastic album, well worth all the plaudits.
Only listened a couple of times but it sounds great....a bit of a minor masterpiece, great songs, lovely production. And the 2nd disc instrumental album 'Useless Creatures' is great too and very experimental. 8/10
Mapped By What Surrounded Them ftw!
Can't believe I hadn't got this sooner. Great album from one of my favourite bands. 8.2/10
- well consider it shared. Looking forward to seeing them live (24/2 Night & Day).
I can't stop listening to it
7.5 I guess. It would be better if I didn't giggle when Julian Cope starts talking about sucking on 'ding dongs' over the most intense slow riff ever.
I decided to revisit them after giving up having only heard Black 1. This is way better. More tones, less of a wall of offensive, indigestible feedback.
Beatles-esque powerpop with a 90's crunch, perfect for fans of Weezer of Fountains of Wayne
David Crosby continuing to amaze me with his shockingly amazing harmony abilities.
If I could only remember... is insanely good
solid d'n'b, good.
its no computerworld but impressive considering it was recorded in 1974.
very nice, bought it because i liked the artwork - 9/10
Michio Kurihara's band?
Someone told me it was better than any greatest hits album that would be released this year. Or something. 7/10.
thought I'd try something different and buy this. Nothing on it gets even close to the sheer brilliance of the title track unfortunately, but it's still pretty solid.
it's alright, a bit odd, a collection of live perfomances from 4 gigs they did soon before they split for the first time. most of the songs are ones that perhaps would of been used for their 4th album. Most of the songs are pretty gash but then again i've got a dvd of them playing a gig touring Chairs Missing and they play loads of "new" stuff that would all appear on 154 and they sounded pretty rubbish too. 154 is probably my favourite Wire album though so i think the studio is a great help to them sorting out their songs.
I'm quite a big Wire fan though so it's interesting for me to hear, most casual fans would probably be indifferent to it.
8.5 / 10
Took a real gamble on this, because most of the sort of "out-there" electronic artists are beyond my radar. Didn't really get it until I listened to it without distractions- and it's just astonishing. At times it's almost free-form and then brilliant melodies burst through or are just enveloped by this truly mesmerising wall of dense sound- there is so much going on but it sounds so organic, like a journey, a human one, constantly evolving.
9/10. And I think this might become one of my all-time favourites.
Climate of the hunter 8 out of 10
not as good as drift or tilt but still wonderful...
he is categorically a genius