I like them pretty equally, but I've listened to Veckatimest a good 20 times more than I've listened to Bitte Orca, so it's hard to say. I have a feeling these two will be battling it out for the #2 spot on my best of 2009 list.
Same website, and as you said yourself, the staff reaches a consensus that the review represents the website and, thus, everyone who works there. So yes, the asshole who spent the majority of his review talking about Ed Drosde's twitter is cool with that score.
No, what I said was that the staff reaches a consensus as to what gets Best New Music. The individual critic picks his own score, thus meaning that it gets you nowhere to compare the Veckatimest score to the Bitte Orca score. It could be that the guy who wrote the Bitte Orca review thinks Veckatimest is a 9.5.
And really, can't we just be happy for Dirty Projectors? Veckatimest debuted at #8; it's clear that album was going to be a phenomenon no matter what. But Dirty Projectors will really benefit from this attention, and that's great. I love the album and have a feeling it could slip to my #1 of 2009 by year's end. It might not be quite as accomplished as Merriweather Post Pavilion or Veckatimest, but I have a really strong affection for it.
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AMAZING album, deserves the score, and imo is best album of the year.
So far the album reminds me a little bit of Battles' album, but some songs are sticking out upon first listen (it took me a few listens to get into Battles). I'll have to listen to Bitte Orca a few times to really appreciate it. "Two Doves" has become an instant classic for me though. I could definitely see this as a contender against Veckatimest (which for me, has beat out Merriweather) for album of the year.
Is this a great year for music or what? Animal Collective, The Horrors, Dirty Projectors, Grizzly Bear, Phoenix, St. Vincent... This is getting ridiculous! I hope Massive Attack and Gorillaz don't drop the torch!
Is it a departure from the sound of the last two albums?
I second that, but God help me, I would, wouldn't I?
album is 3.99 on lala.com
Then I will hold you down and spit her percolations all over you until you're as greasy as the day she regrets pushing your big fat ass out her big fat cunt.
Someone tell me how good DP are live. I need some convincing to drive my ass all the way up to LA for their Troubadour show for the umpteenth time. I mean, any show at the Troub is going to be great, but I need to know if DP are really something special in concert (and I have a feeling they are).
I haven't seen them but I've heard a bajillion stories about them being a force to be reckoned with live. So probably worth it.
I've seen 'em a few times and walked away with a bigger smile than you can possibly imagine.
Oh gee... Choosing between a band not worth a shit live without a light show or the Dirty Projectors... How ever will you choose?
Q. Has Lee seen Animal Collective live?
B. Of course not
C. Lee can't help but be a jackass about Animal Collective, even in the Dirty Projectors thread
D. All of the above!
E. Lee sucks
Saw Dirty Projectors open for TVOTR a couple weeks ago. Had no idea what they were about. Was blown away. Definitely worth a drive.
"This is like The Shawshank Redemption, only with more tunneling through shit and no fucking redemption." - Malcolm Tucker
I think I'm pretty much in for the Troubadour show, after listening to all of Morning Better Last! tonight, which was a fucking great album... I'm just in the mood. I will not be buying my ticket yet though because I am currently without a job and am short on money. So if it sells out, I am out of luck.
Well, you were a jackass about them in this thread, so I didn't imagine that.
PS: check your PMs
too much dirty projecting
that was terrible