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    Default So...all I can listen to is The Walkmen You & Me

    This album is incredible. It reminds me of last year when summer started to wane into fall and the national's boxer took over my life. I'm not saying it's as good as Boxer, but it's damn close. The vocals, the drums, everything is so subtle and fierce. I've never even been a huge fan of the Walkmen but now I think I should get the rest of their albums.

    Sorry to ramble

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    Default Re: So...all I can listen to is The Walkmen You & Me

    i used to love bows and arrows so much but then kind of stopped listening to them, saw them at coachella and thought they were good, then a hundred miles off was alright and just forgot about them
    now im gonna check them out again
    as predicted by nostradamus

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    Default Re: So...all I can listen to is The Walkmen You & Me

    The Walkmen don't have the same performance caliber as The National, but they're pretty good. Seeing them live was a treat.
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    Quote Originally Posted by miscorrections View Post
    The Walkmen don't have the same performance caliber as The National, but they're pretty good. Seeing them live was a treat.
    that is because The National are fucking greatness. I hate that I'm missing them at Street Scene.

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    There is nothing at Street Scene worth missing them.
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    I'm going with my brother and he is a big Atmosphere fan, so sacrifices must be made. Atmosphere is one of the few acts that he cares about, so yeah. We are going to Atmosphere and DIOYY? right after, and staying there for Man Man. I've seen the National twice this year(Coachella, Lolla) so I'll be alright.

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    See them by yourself. Seriously, it's worth it.
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    Nah, I'm going to chill with my brother. Maybe they'll do an LA date sometime later this year. They haven't done one(not proper anyway) this whole year. It's cool, I haven't seen Atmosphere in a very long time now so that will be a good time right there.

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    Well, they hit LA last September. I wouldn't count on another date very soon.
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    Default Re: So...all I can listen to is The Walkmen You & Me

    a year ago, that is a long time. So maybe, just maybe they will something in the winter. I was secretly hoping that The National would conflict with The Black Crowes because then everything would have been perfect.

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    Default Re: So...all I can listen to is The Walkmen You & Me

    Quote Originally Posted by miscorrections View Post
    The Walkmen don't have the same performance caliber as The National, but they're pretty good.




    Quote Originally Posted by goatparade View Post
    but now I think I should get the rest of their albums.
    make sure to get Bows + Arrows and Everyone Who Pretended to Like Me Is Gone

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    Default Re: So...all I can listen to is The Walkmen You & Me

    I don't mean to pull a Kenado here but I was thinking about this last night as something I wanted learned feedback on.

    The Walkmen are right up my alley. Tight, passionate, good hard rock. This is the sort of stuff I cut my teeth on. Right in my wheelhouse.

    So why don't I like them more? I don't think I like them very much at all and I can't figure out why. They sound very.. I dunno. commercial. artless. something like that. I was out walking last night and 'The Rat' came up on my iPod and yes that's a good song, I know, but for some reason the whole repeating of "now I go out alone, if I go out at all" just made me think of Bon Jovi.

    Thinking of Bon Jovi is not a good thing.
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    Default Re: So...all I can listen to is The Walkmen You & Me

    I saw the Walkmen a few years ago at Coachella. My friends and I were shrooming and when we walked into Coachella, the first thing we saw was The Walkmen playing "The Rat". It was amazing. I've been a fan ever since.

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    Default Re: So...all I can listen to is The Walkmen You & Me

    "The Rat" is one of my all time favorite songs and I'm not even into the band at all other than that.

    What is it about that line that makes you think of Bon Jovi?

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    Default Re: So...all I can listen to is The Walkmen You & Me

    It seems contrived and self-mythologizing.
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    Default Re: So...all I can listen to is The Walkmen You & Me

    You just described 90% of rock n roll.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TomAz View Post
    They sound very.. I dunno. commercial. artless.
    oooo, this makes my blood boil. pretty arrogant and ignorant statement, me thinks. are you just relying on "The Rat" to substantiate this claim?

    if they were more commercial, i'd expect more fans/haters around these parts. their catalog as a whole isn't exactly what i would categorize as commercial - mostly slow-building songs, fewer fast/aggressive and catchy songs. much of their catalog requires some patience and time, but man is the payoff swell. there's a timeless quality to their music that's hard to find these days.

    i'm not sure how familiar you are with their catalog, Tom. but i'd be astounded if you characterized this small sampling of songs "artless"




    forward to 0:49 mark




    i'd also throw in "138th Street" if i wasn't too sleepy to find a decent quality YouTube of this

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    Default Re: So...all I can listen to is The Walkmen You & Me

    for the record, "the rat" is probably their most commercial sounding, and i've been a big fan since "everybody who pretended..." if anything they've gotten more "arty" as they've progressed, but "bows + arrows" is still my favorite, and i await each new album when they come. i think they have a classic in them, to me that's "bows + arrows" right now, but we'll see.
    Last edited by buddy; 10-31-2009 at 01:49 AM.

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    Default Re: So...all I can listen to is The Walkmen You & Me

    four original full-lengths since 2002, and three of this four i'd rate as pretty spectacular. A Hundred Miles Off aside, these guys are consistent.

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    Default Re: So...all I can listen to is The Walkmen You & Me

    bleep im with you. top 3 or 5 bands. i hear they have a new album coming out soon. cant wait.
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    Default Re: So...all I can listen to is The Walkmen You & Me

    high five.

    early Spring 2010. it'll be a monster, i assure you.

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