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A tired subject? I don't think so.
SO what are everybody's favourite post rock songs?
Lightning Strikes The Postman by The Flaming Lips isn't bad.
Isn't too bad is it?
but Breadcrumb Trail whups its arse.
I said goodbyyyyyyyyye to the grouuuuuuuund BWEE BWOO BWEE
Do Make Say Think - Horns Of A Rabbit recently.
EITS: Six Days at the Bottom of The Ocean
GS!YB: Rockets Fall on Rocket Falls
Sigur Ros: Glossoli and Untitled 5
Papa M: Wedding Song No. 3
Mogwai: Like Herod
EITS - time stops
GY!BE - providence
"(From My Own True Love) Lost at Sea" by The Decemberists
"Dear Mr and Mrs Troublemaker" by the All Girl Summer Fun Band
"The Gift" by The Velvet Underground
Mogwai - Ratts of the Capital
Flaming Lips - A Million Billionth of a Millisecond on a Sunday Morning
something by Junkplanet.
Mogwai Fear Satan
Washer/Don Aman - Slint
Hjartad Hamast - Sigur Ros
This Cat Is A Landmine - 65daysofstatic
Halcyon (Beautiful Days) - Mono
Weight - Isis
Yasmin The Light - EITS
i know this has been said millions of times before, but just because there's no words in a song, it doesn't mean its 'post-rock'. cue argument about what exactly post-rock is, but 65daysofstatic, for example, are more math rock than anything. with electronica influences.
the flaming lips definitely aren't post rock :D
my attempt(s) at humour just went over someone's head. Sorry.
i wasn't actually replying to your post, but never mind.
So, so many so I'll go with one by each artist.
EITS - With Tired Eyes, Tired Minds...
GY!BE - Providence
Mogwai - Ex-Cowboy
Slint - Washer
Mono - Com(?)
The Antarcticans - Song Two
Detwiije - Misspelt Dutch Architect
Do Make Say Think - When Day Chokes Night
Friends Of Dean Martinez - Nowhere To Go
Labradford - P
Landing - Structure Vs Chaos
Magnog - Learning Forgetfulness
Windy & Carl - Set Adrift
and ()8 by Sigur Ros - how could I forget that?
there are vocals and actual progression...
post rock is so yawnsome.
plus, all post rock bands even look boring. ARGH.
Bands in t-shirts get the gasface.
mogwai-Moses? I Amnâ€™t
They practically invented it.
Just because something has words doesn't mean it's NOT post-rock, just as instrumentals aren't automatically post-rock.
whatever that is, because of all the time signature changes.
this is opening a bag of worms though... Slint don't have the big guitars everywhere, it's all very minimal.
but it's the using rock instruments in a non-rock way thing that makes them post rock. that's basically what it is, isn't it?
but it's progressed since then hence you can now draw distinctions between math-rock and post-rock.
Don Caballero are definitely math-rock surely.
Music For A Nurse by Oceansize. Or is that Prog Rock? Or are Post Rock and Prog Rock the same thing?
are loose terms that overlap in many places, a strict divion between the two isn't that helpful. Slint played a big role but they wern't the whole story, for instance Tortoise were just as influential, especially for their use of electronic sounds, jazz influences, ambience etc.
This article talks about 90's UK postrock, not a bad article, got me into Bark Psychosis...
Can I nominate Rodan? They're like Slint and Don Caballero rolled into one.
turning their backs on the cheap thrills of shallow image conscious indie bands and tired rock cliches and reaching and exploring... less about great choruses and catchy hooks and more about textures, moods, ideas, blurring boundaries between genres. Yeah, some of it can be be a bit pretentious and even boring but their are some truly great 'postrock' records out there if you do your research.
the i-deserve-to-be-in-your-band's 'yawnsome' post.
It seems really blokey and uptight. It's a personal preference. I prefer the more evocative and atmospheric strains to the repetition and progression type, which seems to say less and be a little self-referential. It's interesting and all that. But. Yeah.
And making lists.
My brain enjoys order.
Can't help it.
Seems to be quite a standard male trait.