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Kaputt by Destroyer.
Rubies is equally good though.
not even close (which is a compliment to kaputt, not a knock to rubies which i rekkin is a solid 7/10 kinda album)
Rubies is a Pitchfork 8.7 minimum
Kaputt gets 10.0. No questions asked.
she needs to feel at peace with her father,
THE FUCKING MANIAC
Followed closely by Kaputt, Streethawk, Your Blues etc
except the album was Jake Bugg - Jake Bugg
might be worth making a seperate thread fer that though?
You've been reading my top albums from 2011.
I can't really put into words how great I think it is; I know every word and that's very rare for me. As close to perfect as it gets.
Favourite song...on its own Bay of Pigs but it is just the tiniest bit out of sync with album so I'll go with Suicide Demo for Kara Walker.
Probably the best few seconds of music that I've heard in the last 10 years.
Kinda lightweight and breezy. The sax is what brings me back tbf
breezy yes, lightweight? not for me al
I'll just leave it at breezy.
All in Spanish because he's fed up with English.
He's pretty much the best lyricist there is right now as well
OM's (not Of Montreal) last few albums haven't been up to scratch either really
do you kna what I mean? Like the trancelike eastern repetition thing was really powerful when it was just the bass and drums but when they added the extra stuff like the tamboura and the singing and stuff that were sort of hinted at with the first three albums it definitely lost power I think
On the last lp. Not sure where they will go from here though. More dubby probably
How about the Beatles? Or fucking... fucking Beethoven? Side one, Track one of the Fifth Symphony.
and the track is called "Radiation RULING the Nation"
How can somebody with no interest in music own a record store?
like an extra decimal place or two.
Kaputt is for me a 9.831 of a record.
I had almost 100 plays. Straight through.
I made copies and passed them out to friends.
In hindsight, I probably shouldn't have given one to ex-g/f ("Kind of dark, isn't it? What are you trying to tell me?" -- poor woman saw subtext in the color of my socks, eh.) Probably should have given it 10/10 too idk.
Oddly, I found the Kaputt live performances only pretty good. Which is weird cos Bejar has that charisma where you can't take your eyes off of him. (On a previous occasion, around Rubies, I saw Destroyer kill it...
...and there was this little old lady in the audience. I said to her, "I don't suppose you realize that you just saw an incredible rock'n'roll show." She smiled and said, "Thanks, that's my son." Nice.)
You know which
nothing close in terms of commercial success, historical relevance or anything, obviously.
just an album that pretty much everyone adores, thats standing continues to grow, that shoots for a particular (soft) sound and nails it so expertly as to be outstanding
I know nothing of you my man, but you are so right. And have been for years. A classic.
Have never investigated the rest of their/his work. Should I? Sounding like Rubies is a good shout?
After falling in love with Kaputt I started checking out some of the back catalogue which was mostly an awesome idea. Having known nothing about him, I wasn't aware of how chameleonic he is and yet how he manages to imbue his material with the same 'Destroyer' atmosphere. I've since bought Rubies (classic, aaaaaaalmost as good as Kaputt), Streethawk (another stunner, stomping glam-rocky concept record) and This Night which I've found really difficult to get a handle on - it's seriously messy, but not without enough moments of brilliance to keep me listening every once in a while. Got a feeling that this might end up top of the pile in like 10 years or something!
Rubies would be my suggestion with regards from where to go next though. It's an expertly crafted folk-ish rock album and deserves way more love from the world. The opening and title track is a masterpiece and possibly his best song. It starts as a whistlestop tour of Vancouver (totally want to go now) and ends on the second side of Abbey Road. By the time it gets there it's been shot through heartbreak, shaken it's fists at the privileged nature of American indie and has also shapeshifted sonically from an opening of immaculately produced rock classicisms to basically being a demo by the time it finishes. It's not the only time that this much ground is covered in one of the songs on this record either!
Bejar sounds great, it'll make you laugh and it seems to be an incredibly heartfelt album despite the fact that half the time I have no idea what he's talking about. So um, yeah. Check it out!!
If anyone has suggestions of what to check out next beyond the three mentioned above I'd be happy to have some guidance on where to look next too.
But I DO love the 90s Canadian sound: so pure poppy, like Sloan, Salteens, Jale, Inbreds, Zumpano, Cub, Super Frenz.