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One of the best albums of all time?
only just getting into the Silver Jews after atom_jack put it on a mixtape for me, but I'll definitely check out this album now!
Yes definitely check it out.
I'm away for that date and a little bit of me has died because of it.
It's a shame "Tanglewood Numbers" wasn't as great as it should have been as well.
this is the only one I have and it's so good I don't dare buy any others because they are bound to be shite in comparison. Best Malkmus guitar playing ever and the lyrics are sooperb. Obviously.
actually by far, far and away the best record the Jews made, one of my favourites of all time actually and yes, some wonderful guitar. I often wonder if I just love it because at times it sounds so much like Pavement. The other records all have stand out tracks on though and are well worth investigating, especially the one straight after which is much more straight down the line country, Tenessee (sp?) I seem to remember is one of the best, a lovely pop duet reminiscent of Nancy Sinatra, and the last track, which seems to be to be about a lost, dead friend is totally heartbreaking, really lovely. The new one is good, needs more time for me I think.
Is Berman really this little known?
My perception of the human race = shattered.
Aye, "Punks..." is a standout track. There is something massively charming about him going through a lot of shit with drugs and depression and then singing about a pony getting depressed though : D
rather depressing. I'm not sure the, once in a lifetime, gigs in London are even SOLD OUT yet. Jesus, weren't last time I looked. I mean really.
I'm partial to Starlite Walker, actually.
"There is a house, in New Orleans...not the one yer thinkin' bout I'm talkin' bout another house..."
I've been in love with this album for years... its the best thing the silver jew have ever done and its as good as any of pavements best. I think the key to it's briliance is Steve Malkmus's input on the album, I think creativly Steve was 'on fire' at this point in his careeer and anthing he touched turned to gold. Bermans lyrics are also so so good humourous, insightful and so effortless.
As much as I love Berman, I think there may be something in this.
Indeed. Malkmus' guitar lines in "We Are Real" are so, so great.
actually IS Pavement, basically. And Send In The Clouds is wonderful with Stevie singing.
but checked them out because of this thread. Me likes!
Are there no 'Jews in on here then?