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'You and Me' just gets increasingly better the more times I listen to it
An absolute classic. I recommended it to anybody who'll listen to me.
They are SUCH an incredible band.
one of the few perfect albums ever.
possibly one of my all time faveourite albums....amazing, amazing album.
when all the dust has settled on 2 song wonders like MPP, hopefully You & Me will get the acclaim it deserves.
they do that one on the black cab sessions too if you've not seen it
And just in case you haven't yet, seek out Everyone Who Pretended To Like Me Is Gone (a stone-cold grower - take your time with it, you will be rewarded) and Bows + Arrows (very nearly the equal of You & Me ... in fact, pretty much the equal of You & Me to be fair).
They really, really are.
Bows + Arrows is brilliant. I'm still working on You & Me though.
If someone had told me they'd all had cosmetic surgery to have their charisma removed I'd have found it entirely plausible.
I've seen them three times and they were a model of rip-roaring intensity each time. Fucking amazing, especially at the Bowery Ballroom in 2006.
Used to love it but kinda stopped listening to them. I've got the last two as well in my iTunes somehow, someone must have given me them, shall I listen to You & Me first?
where The Walkmen *support* Kings of Leon on tour, then yes.
But of course The Walkmen are like Spoon...really, consistantly good. Well loved within indie circles, so I dunno how they're *underrated*, eh.
I think i fell upon You & Me at the library one day, I had to listen to the whole discography and can't stop listening to these guys ever since!
last year after seeing all the love directed at this band but didn't really get on with it.
Is their later stuff in the same vein or better? I still have an open mind.
it's probably their most difficult one - it's not a very focussed effort, though has a couple of excellent songs. Their later stuff is in a similar vein but a lot more developed and honed; they still keep the guitars deep in the mix on the whole (which can take a little time to get used to) and pull a few punches, but they do so for the sake of atmosphere and tension, which seems to pay off more in their albums following their debut. That isn't to say it doesn't work at all on their debut, they just gradually perfected it I think.
You & Me is their best in my opinion, it's not an especially immediate album (none of them really are), but if you give it due time to gestate then its really rewarding; much, much greater than the sum of its parts.
even a hundred miles off has its moments
Everyone who pretended to like me is... is the best for me. A really great, hugely underrated record in itself...
Think if their next album is really good they could finally see some return for all their brilliance...
Deep down, you all know they've only got one good song.
lame, lame, lame.