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    Quote Originally Posted by summerkid View Post
    They called it their Automatic. Have you ever listened to Automatic? Exploding Head sounds nothing like it.
    Reading comprehension. Get with it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wmgaretjax View Post
    Reading comprehension. Get with it.
    its lazy journalism and a stupid thing to say. Why are we operating on a jesus and mary chain timeline? and if we are why is it too soon to go for a cleaner sound? The JAMC 2nd album Darklands did just that. So why even bring up Automatic? it sounds nothing like that album and there's other ways to get their point across without bringing up JAMC especially like that. A better example would have been to say that they stripped some of the noise and feedback for more of a Cure Pornography era sound.
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    This awesome news broke a few hours ago via pitchfork:

    In 2007, four years after Smith's death, KRS released the posthumous double-CD rarities collection New Moon. And next year, the label will reissue two more Smith albums: his 1994 solo debut Roman Candle (originally released on Cavity Search) and the 2004 posthumous full-length From a Basement on the Hill (originally released on Anti-).

    Both reissues are due April 6. Tape Op Magazine editor and Smith archivist Larry Crane has remastered Roman Candle, and this reissue marks the first time it'll be available on vinyl in the U.S. When the reissues drop, every Smith album other than his two major label albums (1998's XO and 2000's Figure 8) will be available via KRS.

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    Quote Originally Posted by summerkid View Post
    its lazy journalism and a stupid thing to say.
    I actually think the lazy or incompetent reader is the problem. The parallel that's being drawn isn't to the actual sonic content, but the shift in the manner in which the listener engages with the record.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wmgaretjax View Post
    I actually think the lazy or incompetent reader is the problem. The parallel that's being drawn isn't to the actual sonic content, but the shift in the manner in which the listener engages with the record.
    I am constantly reminded after every post of yours how much of a pompous ass you are.

    Even if its true that they are "Addressing the manner in which the listener engages in the record" then they are wrong because like I already said if they are "revivalists" that shift hasn't happened "too soon" because Darklands which was JAMC's second album not Automatic was where that change occurred.
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    Quote Originally Posted by summerkid View Post
    Even if its true that they are "Addressing the manner in which the listener engages in the record" then they are wrong because like I already said if they are "revivalists" that shift hasn't happened "too soon" because Darklands which was JAMC's second album not Automatic was where that change occurred.
    This.

    Pitchfork really exposes themselves to be quite misguided in their logic, trying to pin a popular brand of post-punk into a new release which I find hardly applicable. Really a poor comparison. It's more relevant to tie in Olivers old work in Skywave to the sound of Automatic.

    For the sake of ease however, Pitchfork has thrown out the effort of trying to accurately depict the progression of APTBS in lieu of the convenience of slapping on JAMC's epic third album. How can you one say there is a shift in style when APTBS first release had little cohesiveness, as it was a compilation of singles. Saying that their first real release of a stylistic album is their Automatic really exposes the laziness of comprehension of the progression of their sound.
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    From what I gathered from the Pitchfork review, it made it sounds like they thought Exploding Head should have been their Automatic, but they failed to deliver. Maybe I have serious reading comprehension issues, but that is how I read it. No matter how they meant it though, comparing it to Automatic is somewhat unfair and it seems a bit arbitrary.

    By the way, I talked to Oliver about the Pitchfork review. He said he honestly doesn't care. He said they are really proud of it and they have a blast playing the new songs live.
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    As if Automatic is a great album. But, I don't think it was completely meant to be taken as sonically similar, more like how it would sit in their catalogue.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Still-ill View Post
    As if Automatic is a great album. But, I don't think it was completely meant to be taken as sonically similar, more like how it would sit in their catalogue.
    Self Titled debut was stylistically lacking, but it did provide grounds for Ackermann to put together a sound in Exploding Head. Looking back at the discography I'll bet most people will look to Exploding Head as the true genesis of APTBS' sound instead of the initial release. Besides, Automatic is smack in the middle of JAMC's discography, and was a fundamental shift from Darklands and Psychcandy. That shift is understandable, because you can actually discern a differing style. I fail to see how a second album can shift away from a debut which didn't have a complete style in the first place, or how anyone can pretend that said process is even possible.
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    The debut was much louder, but only on some tracks and would be unfair to attribute the entire feel of the album to the loudest tracks "To Fix the Gash In Your Head" and "I Know I'll See You" when there are much more moted singles riddled within the debut.
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    Quote Originally Posted by summerkid View Post
    Even if its true that they are "Addressing the manner in which the listener engages in the record" then they are wrong because like I already said if they are "revivalists" that shift hasn't happened "too soon" because Darklands which was JAMC's second album not Automatic was where that change occurred.
    I'm not sure they are that concerned with the rigid progression. I think the comment about "too soon" doesn't have to do with the fact that it's their second album per se... It has to do with, like is already mentioned here, they didn't really have a first "album." They hadn't really even crafted a coherent, mature effort yet. It's not an unreasonable assertion that attempting to redirect your focus when you don't have a solid anchor yet can end in mediocrity.

    I am by no means a big JAMC fan... But I've always viewed Darklands and Automatic in the same light. I find both albums fairly uninteresting and watered down (I by no means profess this to be an entirely educated opinion, only influenced by a handful of listens). I would probably have the same perspective on this APTBS album looking back...

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    50. Woods - Songs of Shame
    49. Cass McCombs - Catacombs
    48. DOOM - Born Like This
    47. Zomby - Where Were U in '92?
    46. Dan Deacon - Bromst
    45. The Mountain Goats - The Life of the World to Come
    44. tUnE-yArDs - BiRd-BrAiNs
    43. Cymbals Eat Guitars - Why There Are Mountains
    42. A Sunny Day in Glasgow - Ashes Grammar
    41. Baroness - Blue Record
    40. Mos Def - The Ecstatic
    39. Jim O'Rourke - The Visitor
    38. Major Lazer - Guns Don't Kill People-- Lazers Do
    37. The Antlers - Hospice
    36. Dinosaur Jr. - Farm
    35. jj - jj n° 2
    34. Passion Pit - Manners
    33. Bibio - The Apple and the Tooth
    32. Bear in Heaven - Beast Rest Forth Mouth
    31. Sunn O))) - Monoliths & Dimensions
    30. Röyksopp - Junior
    29. Yo La Tengo - Popular Songs
    28. Micachu and the Shapes - Jewellery
    27. Various Artists - 5: Five Years of Hyperdub
    26. Bon Iver - Blood Bank EP
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    If Blood Bank makes it and Volcano Choir doesn't...

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    I hope I'm not alone on this but, Manners by Passion Pit was pretty horrible.

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    Quote Originally Posted by seandlr View Post
    I hope I'm not alone on this but, Manners by Passion Pit was pretty horrible.
    It didn't impress me as much as their EP did, but "Sleepyhead" and a few other songs are very tolerable and feel-good kind of songs that make it hard to dislike. Not as consistent as MGMT's debut but promising. Doesn't belong high on any year-end list though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by seandlr View Post
    I hope I'm not alone on this but, Manners by Passion Pit was pretty horrible.
    I hated it as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dorkfish View Post
    50. Woods - Songs of Shame
    49. Cass McCombs - Catacombs
    48. DOOM - Born Like This
    47. Zomby - Where Were U in '92?
    46. Dan Deacon - Bromst
    45. The Mountain Goats - The Life of the World to Come
    44. tUnE-yArDs - BiRd-BrAiNs
    43. Cymbals Eat Guitars - Why There Are Mountains
    42. A Sunny Day in Glasgow - Ashes Grammar
    41. Baroness - Blue Record
    40. Mos Def - The Ecstatic
    39. Jim O'Rourke - The Visitor
    38. Major Lazer - Guns Don't Kill People-- Lazers Do
    37. The Antlers - Hospice
    36. Dinosaur Jr. - Farm
    35. jj - jj n° 2
    34. Passion Pit - Manners
    33. Bibio - The Apple and the Tooth
    32. Bear in Heaven - Beast Rest Forth Mouth
    31. Sunn O))) - Monoliths & Dimensions
    30. Röyksopp - Junior
    29. Yo La Tengo - Popular Songs
    28. Micachu and the Shapes - Jewellery
    27. Various Artists - 5: Five Years of Hyperdub
    26. Bon Iver - Blood Bank EP
    Highlighted what I like.

    All in all, pretty much a catalog of all their BNM picks. I do think that Farm was a much better record than Popular Songs, that Begone Dull Care is a more complete record than Junior (which has some great songs but is, in the end, a weak album) and I have no idea what Major Lazer and the Blood Bank EP are doing in the top 50 (as opposed to Hospice and Catacombs which, while really fucking boring, make the list sensibly).

    It also means I need to add that Jim O'Rourke, Micachu and the Shapes, and A Sunny Day in Glasgow records to my "need to listen to by the end of the year" list.
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    I've already found 3 albums I hadn't heard from the lists that I'm rather enjoying... Emeralds, Jim O' Rourke, and A Sunny Day in Glasgow. It always amazes me how much good stuff is out there that is yet to be heard.

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    I hope a million new P4K readers discover A Sunny Day in Glasgow now. I'm so happy to see them make the Top 50. They should have BNM'd that shit, but, this is close enough. All we need now is a sweet tour...
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    Hey there terribly unsurprising Top 10:

    50. Woods - Songs of Shame
    49. Cass McCombs - Catacombs
    48. DOOM - Born Like This
    47. Zomby - Where Were U in '92?
    46. Dan Deacon - Bromst
    45. The Mountain Goats - The Life of the World to Come
    44. tUnE-yArDs - BiRd-BrAiNs
    43. Cymbals Eat Guitars - Why There Are Mountains
    42. A Sunny Day in Glasgow - Ashes Grammar
    41. Baroness - Blue Record
    40. Mos Def - The Ecstatic
    39. Jim O'Rourke - The Visitor
    38. Major Lazer - Guns Don't Kill People-- Lazers Do
    37. The Antlers - Hospice
    36. Dinosaur Jr. - Farm
    35. jj - jj n° 2
    34. Passion Pit - Manners
    33. Bibio - The Apple and the Tooth
    32. Bear in Heaven - Beast Rest Forth Mouth
    31. Sunn O))) - Monoliths & Dimensions
    30. Röyksopp - Junior
    29. Yo La Tengo - Popular Songs
    28. Micachu and the Shapes - Jewellery
    27. Various Artists - 5: Five Years of Hyperdub
    26. Bon Iver - Blood Bank EP
    25. DJ Quik and Kurupt - BlaQKout
    24. Bill Callahan - Sometimes I Wish We Were an Eagle
    23. Memory Tapes - Seek Magic
    22. Wild Beasts - Two Dancers
    21. Neko Case - Middle Cyclone
    20. Real Estate - Real Estate
    19. The Pains of Being Pure at Heart - The Pains of Being Pure at Heart
    18. Atlas Sound - Logos
    17. The Very Best - Warm Heart of Africa
    16. Antony and the Johnsons - The Crying Light
    15. Japandroids - Post-Nothing
    14. Neon Indian - Psychic Chasms
    13. St. Vincent - Actor
    12. Yeah Yeah Yeahs - It's Blitz!
    11. Fuck Buttons - Tarot Sport
    10. Girls - Album
    09. Fever Ray - Fever Ray
    08. Phoenix - Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix
    07. Bat For Lashes - Two Suns
    06. Grizzly Bear - Veckatimest
    05. Raekwon - Only Built for Cuban Linx... Pt. II
    04. The Flaming Lips - Embryonic
    03. The xx - The xx
    02. Dirty Projectors - Bitte Orca
    01. Animal Collective - Merriweather Post Pavilion
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    I really don't understand how Veckatimest could be the 42nd best album of the decade but not one of the top 5 of the year. I understand that perspectives change, but still...the decade list wasn't that long ago.
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    I really don't understand how Veckatimest could be the 42nd best album of the decade but not one of the top 5 of the year. I understand that perspectives change, but still...the decade list wasn't that long ago.
    I agree. Is it that hard to ask for some consistency within a few months? Grizzly Bear also got shafted with the Best Songs of 2009 not matching their Best Songs of the Decade list.

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    Another thing I will never understand about P4k is how they deem an album "Best New Music." Is that the particular reviewer of the album's choice, or the site's collective choice, because it sounds like it should be the latter. One glaring omission that was BNM and pretty highly reviewed that I expected in the top 25 was Isis' Wavering Radiant.

    In case anyone was wondering, here are some other Best New Musics that got shut out altogether, even in Honorable Mentions:

    Volcano Choir - Unmap
    Sunset Rubdown - Dragon Slayer
    Camera Obscura - My Maudlin Career
    Wavves - s/t
    YACHT - See Mystery Lights

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    Yikes. I was looking ferociously for Volcano Choir and completely forgot about Sunset Rubdown. Wavves and YACHT also deserved some kind of honorable mention.
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    Only Built For Cuban Linx pt. 2 does not deserve that rating.

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    Sunset Rubdown is a grower.

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    I really like Dragonslayer but I don't like the inclusion of Paper Lace; it doesn't fit with the rest of the album. He should've left it on Enemy Mine and called it a day.

    That said, it's probably still in my top whatevers.
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    Did Pissed Jeans make any lists?

    Who cares if it's a Jesus Lizard rip-off. Those words should be used more often.
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    Pretty boring list. But at least The xx really surprised me. High time I get into that and the Bat for Lashes record. Really glad to see Japandroids place so high. I think Wavves should have made the list on influence alone, seems like the dude started a fucking indie movement this year.


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