I always do this with The Rural Alberta Advantage. I fucking love that band.
Didn't listen to him for at least a couple of years, and then toward the end of last year, fell for him all over again. Very excited that it looks like we might be getting a new album this year...
Randomly realise they've got a lot of great material, binge on their music and ignore all other music for roughly a week, buy an album of theirs I haven't got yet, then promptly forget about them again after a bit until the next time.
think departing is a bit underrated - prefer it to hometowns. Also their drummer is incredible
He's a fucking unbelievable drummer, it's amazing how overzealous and frantic he manages to be without being distracting but at the same time I can listen to their whole albums and focus on nothing but the drums and enjoy them.
Great band. Hurry up and come back over here with a new album please.
Started thinking maybe I only liked them at the time, played the album, nope, still incredible.
Two really strong albums. Don't think I listened to anything other than Hometowns the months after I first heard it. I had a pint with them once after a gig too, they're all really cool, which makes me like them that bit more. Think I'm in love with the girl.
Switch between C93 and Coil a lot.
About 2.5 albums worth, so good.
Which is great because usually by then he's released something else (bit slow right now, Spence).
Departing's such a beautiful, wintry slow-burner, it washed over me a bit at first but now I think it might even be better than Hometowns.
what with how much I listen to. Broken Social Scene seems to be the frequent recipient of this sort of attention, and Modest Mouse was recently (that was a gooooood binge).
The Knife/Fever Ray
Hope of the States
Broken Social Scene
Later last year I went a bit Curve crazy - it was great revisiting a lot of their old stuff (and some of the stuff I missed out on after I gave up on them).
My current fave listen is Stevie Wonder. Innervisions is one hell of an album!
But it's sad that most people focus only on their early stuff (EPs + Doppelganger, Cuckoo) and forget the brilliance of the latter albums (Come Clean, Gift, The New Adventures of Curve, Open Day at the Hate Fest)... Plus many B-sides and extra songs.
I didn't already own. It turned out to be 8. I've been getting them in the post most days for the past fortnight.
I now own 22 Will Oldham albums. This may be slightly too many.
especially with the most recent album, it's really really good. Been going through a massive Slowdive phase too.
I'm currently remembering that Planes Mistaken For Stars are/were all kinds of awesome. Every album/EP. Mercy and the S/T are getting the most play.
Radiohead (I've been REALLY into In Rainbows lately)
i did their eps, lost riots and my favourites off left in one sitting
and for that, I am thankful.
is The National. Slightly less obvious choice is Cursive. Their catalogue is great and I quite often go 6 months without a track then listen to everything in a weekend.
I think I did 125 tracks in a row. Head Over Heels came out of it very well, but of course it was all ace. White Denim get this treatment quite often, so many great tunes.
Overplayed them to death in high school, took a break for a few years, 'rediscovered' all of their albums with a new-found appreciation now that I am a musician myself.