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about the length of one disc, via your i tunes.
I'm working on doing this now. Thoughts?
I was really looking forward to itas I like so many of the artists on it. Most of the tracks are ok in themselves but the whole thing together kind of melds into a pretty featureless mush. What depresses me is that it makes me realise how basically alike a lot of the bands sound when you hear them all together.
If I was making the best of it I would go as follows:
1.Dirty Projectors/David Byrne
2.The Books/Jose Gonzalez
4.Antony/ Bryce Desner
6.Justin Vernon/Aaron Desner
8. Iron and Wine
10. Sharon Jones
11. Yo La Tengo
12. Riceboy Sleeps
13. Cat Power
14. The New Pornographers
Biggest disappointment is Sufjan Stevens, who I have loved for ages. His track is just a pointless self indulgent sprawl, at least three minutes too long and with none of what normally makes him special. Closely followed by Arcade Fire and Yeasyaer, who could injected a bit of verve into things but who sound half asleep. Favourite track is The Decemberists (contrary to DIS review). Most pleasant surprise Riceboy Sleeps
I was certainly surprised when I saw it was ten minutes long, but I think it changes enough over its length to justify it. Unexpected and lovely. I think, anyway...
I agree that a lot of the second disc does degenerate into mush, but I get the feeling that if I collect the highlights, it'll be a really good album... hence this thread.
I'm listening to it now and it's growing on me, especially the bits which are pretty much just him singing. Had I not had such high expectations I would have been more forgiving - in my book pretty much everything he's done for the last four or five albums has been faultless. Still goes on too long though, the electro bits are rubbish and it has the ugliest guitar solo you will ever hear. The remix on disc two is completely pointless too.
Happy with most of my sequencing.
Yeasayer - Tightrope
My Morning Jacket - El Caporal
Iron & Wine - Die
Feist + Ben Gibbard - Train Song
Arcade Fire - Lenin
The National - So Far Around The Bend
Dirty Projectors & David Byrne - Knotty Pine
Beirut - Mimizan
Spoon - Well-Alright
The Books Featuring Jose Gonzalez - Cello Song
The Decemberists - Sleepless
Surfjan Stevens - You Are The Blood
maybe you are the blood 2 as well
Why does nobody like the arcade fire track? Its obviously not as 'punchy' as their best known songs but I still found it very enjoyable.
I'm defending you are the blood to the grave