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just listened to Souvlaki for the first time in a couple of years.
used to love it.
used to have a raging stiffy for that album as a 16 year old, though it's still a lot better than their later guff.
Used to be mad on Post-Rock stuff like Gifts from Enola, Maybeshewill, God is and Astronaut etc but nowadays it just sends me to sleep. You have to be so tight and original to hold attention in that genre.
Was massively into Klaxons debut back then, it's pish.
(there's a picture on facebook of me aged about 13, with bleached blonde hair, holding this purchase). It's obviously shit now but I remember being really into it.
DVVV DVVV DVV DVVV OUR LIQUID LIVES THIS IS HOW WE ALL SURVIVE etc
still to really find anyone who agrees, but ne'ermind.
That's for sure
The Suburbs is prob the best
but I think a lot of people will have listened to it too much in too short a space of time and ruined it.
I also did this with Yellow House and Turn on the Bright Lights. I can still get a lot of joy out of all three, but it's entirely dependent on my state of mind + environmental factors combining to make it transcend the overfamiliarity.
still love the rest of their discography, mind.
*laughs because this post is such a DiS eroticism
*stops...realises there are consequences for this
*considers pressing abandon
*considers putting something by the hold steady instead
I remember thinking of them as uniquely strange, vital and politically relevant up until Hypnotize/Mesmerize came out. Listening back recently, it seems time has blunted their musical edge and their lyrics are often embarrasingly angsty and their politics are insultingly simplistic.
Growing up sucks, huh.
the s/t is still pretty good.
the first album I bought by them and I used to really like it. I've generally grown out of Industrial, though I still occasionally go back to Psalm 69 and The Land of Rape and Honey. "The Mind..." just doesn't do much for me outside of Burning Inside and Never Believe though.
I'm not sure I've ever listened to "Test" all the way through in my 20 years of ownership.
also Filth Pig.
though not entirely undeserving of its reputation. I actually think Anomsitisomina is a much better version of the same idea.
after that is when I lost interest in them though.
I think it's absolutely incredible, I'd possibly rate it even higher than Loveless. The best production I've ever heard on a shoegaze album too.
and as much as I like that album, I think their first 3 EPs contain the band's best material.
especially at the end of 'When the Sun Hits' and 'Melon Yellow'. I really hope they release the extended versions of those songs one day.
remember reading all the bad press about Slowdive and falling for it. but it just sounds incredible now. especially When the Sun Hits and Alison. think Eno produced it didn't he?
just really bad timing I guess with all the other "edgy" music of the time. Yeah apparently he produced 'Here She Comes' and 'Sing', sounds like he's a big shoegaze fan. Didn't he say something about 'Soon' by MBV having "set a new standard for pop" and he claimed that they were his new favourite band. That guy has an incredible legacy, I'm struggling to think of many other people who have had their fingers in so many different musical pies yet were so successful with most of them.
Played this to death when it came out, was utterly obsessed by it. Listened to it about a year ago & it sounds a bit silly now.
I thought That Total Age was the absolute business back in 1987, but it sounds really camp now.
wasn't fussed except for About a Girl, which is wonderful. and maybe Love Buzz. the rest sounds a bit... sludgey.
But I just listened to Mars Audiac Quintet and was really bored
:( I pray I never get to that point.
I love Stereolab too but tbh I don't really like Emperor Tomato Ketchup all that much. It confuses me when I read people say it's their best
I lost the album years ago only to re-purchase it recently. I was convinced it was a revolutionary electro/indie fusion record but in reality its dated so badly.