To be clear, it is certainly an obvious point of comparison. I just disagree with your perception that they ripped off Slint wholesale or something. They didn't. They just sound similar.
Alright. It's still good, it just sounded so similar that it was a bit of a distraction.
Which record did you listen to?
I do agree they are similar, but I don't think that is such a bad thing. I think I liked White Birch better but haven't listened to Spiderland in a while.
I listened to a few songs from White Birch, and in Codeine's defense it was with shitty headphones from my phone while driving. And my reaction was definitely a kneejerk one, and I'm usually ok with bands sounding like other bands, but this was way more similar than most.
I'm a Dan Deacon fan and I had a hearty laugh when he mentioned that he and Bradford Cox had considered doing a split together and calling their collaboration "Anorexia Monster and Mongoloid Manchild." (http://pitchfork.com/features/update/8890-dan-deacon/)
8/30: Peaking Lights @ The Chapel
9/3: Bear in Heaven @ The Independent
9/11: Tomas Barfod @ The Rickshaw Stop
9/12: Shifted @ Mercer
9/24 - 28: Decibel Festival
10/3-5: Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival
10/4: Ought @ BoH
10/5: The War on Drugs, Cass McCombs @ The Fillmore
10/18-19: Treasure Island Music Festival
8/23-24/14 FYF Fest - Expo Park //8/25/14 Nine Inch Nails - Hollywood Bowl // 9/6/14 Elvis Costello & Ben Folds - Hollywood Bowl
9/12-14/14 Riotfest - Humboldt Park, Chicago, IL // 9/18/14 Neutral Milk Hotel - Hollywood Bowl
I just listened to Spiderland for the first time a week or two ago.
It's interesting, but it demands to be listened to in complete silence with good headphones.
We're here to play some Mississippi Delta Blues. We're in a horrible depression, and I gotta admit - we're starting to like it.
I promise that, if that style of music clicks with you, you're going to have a moment where you realize that Good Morning, Captain may be one of the best songs ever written. From the lyrics to the tone to the intensity of the performance, it just does everything right, and it's even more incredible that, while it's the best song on the album, it doesn't overshadow the other five tracks.
If you really want to be impressed by Spiderland, listen to Tweez, their first album, and then revisit Spiderland. Then try to find a band that made such a step forward from their first album to second.
It's not bad, it's just a band still finding their sound.
So a friend of mine posted the video for Joe "I Wanna Know" on facebook and I thought hey I haven't heard that in years, I'll play that. Good stuff. Now I've listened to songs by Jagged Edge, Next, Ginuwine & 112 and they all sound pretty fucking awesome still.
Edit: The 112 song was "Peaches & Cream" haha, that one was actually ridiculous, but still hilariously awesome.
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Every time I hear Jolene I fill in "ivory skin" with "eyes of skin." You're beautiful, Jolene. You've got eyes of skin. You could have any man you please. Skin eyes is what they want. It's what they all want.
Like a whale's baleen extending in a grand fluttering yawn from top lid to bottom, is how I'm picturing this. Baleen, baleen, ba-leen ba-LEEEEN: I'm begging of you.
Holy fuck. I have never listened to Sonic Boom's solo album before, but the last song on it came up on shuffle today.
Mind blowing. Perspective melting. Cerebrum warping.
I haven't actually. Just some random songs have come up on last.fm radio, which doesn't count as "checking them out."
Any particular album recs?