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    theklein25, you have a unique taste in music. We want you to review albums that we choose for you. They don't have to be long they just have to be honest. Keep them inline with your review of the latest Smashing Pumpkins album:

    Quote Originally Posted by theklein25 View Post
    This album is just about what I expected.
    Weak and very forgettable. Bass player is terrible
    It reminds me of Maroon 5 but worse
    First album, review the latest from Sigur Rós, Valtari.
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    Sigur Rós: Valtari
    Lou Reed: Metal Machine Music
    Talking Heads - Remain in Light
    Orbital - Wonky
    Kriss Kross - Totally Krossed Out
    My Morning Jacket - Z
    Animal Collective - Strawberry Jam
    Peter Gabriel - Security
    Scott Walker - The Drifts
    Metric - Synthetica
    Japandroids - Celebration Rock
    Talk Talk - Laughing Stock
    Linkin Park - Hybrid Theory
    Tom Waits - Swordfishtrombone
    Gwar - Scumdogs of the Universe
    Sunn O))) - Black One
    Monsieur Gainsbourg - Revisited
    Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros - Here
    Killer Mike - R.A.P. Music
    Death Grips - The Money Store
    Linkin Park - Living Things
    Amon Tobin - Bricolage
    Thrice - Beggars
    blink-182 - Enema of the State
    blink-182 - Take Off Your Pants and Jacket
    Wire - Pink Flag
    Underground Resistance - Interstellar Fugitives
    The Modern Lovers - The Modern Lovers
    Fever Ray - Fever Ray
    Grimes - Visions
    The Kilimanjaro Darkjazz Ensemble - Mutations EP
    Minus the Bear - Planet of Ice
    The Police - Outlandos d'Amour
    Wolf Parade - Expo 86
    Elliott Smith - Elliott Smith
    Sister Nancy - One, Two
    Carly Rae Jepsen - Call Me Maybe
    Captain Beefheart - Trout Mask Replica
    The Orb - Pomme Fritz
    Brotha Lynch Hung - Season of da Siccness
    Whitehouse - Thank Your Lucky Stars
    Saetia - A Retrospective
    Ty Segall - Goodbye Bread
    Lotus Plaza - Spooky Action at a Distance
    Taco - After Eight
    White Noise - An Electric Storm
    Crazy Town - The Gift of Game
    Throbbing Gristle - 20 Jazz Funk Greats
    They Might Be Giants - Flood
    BrokeNCYDE - I'm Not a Fan, But the Kids Like It!
    Simply Red - A New Flame
    Liturgy - Aesthetica
    Mission of Burma - Signals, Calls, and Marches
    Rage Against the Machine - Rage Against the Machine
    Pere Ubu - Dub Housing
    Phillip Glass - The Hours Movie Soundtrack
    Daniel Johnston - 1990
    The Cramps - Songs The Lord Taught Us
    Hüsker Dü - Zen Arcade
    Colin Stetson - New History Warfare Vol. 2: Judges
    Chemical Brothers - Surrender
    Lali Puna - Faking the Books
    G.G. Allin - Dirty Love Songs
    Com Truise - Galactic Melt
    My Chemical Romance - The Black Parade
    Color Me Bad - C.M.B.
    Pink Floyd - Animals
    The Gaslight Anthem - Handwritten
    Deltron 3030 - Deltron 3030
    Sublime w/Rome - Yours Truly
    My Bloody Valentine - Loveless
    Caninus - Now the Animals Have a Voice
    Dinosaur Jr. - Bug
    Beethoven - Symphony No. 9
    Zola Jesus - Stridulum EP
    People Under The Stairs - O.S.T.
    http://www.coachella.com/forum/showt...avedeath, 1972
    Radiohead - Amnesiac
    Trentmøller - The Last Resort
    Tinariwen - Tassili
    Joanna Newsom - YS
    Baroness - Yellow & Green
    Moderat - Moderat
    TV On The Radio - Return to Cookie Mountain
    Wesley Willis - Rock N Roll Will Never Die
    Dinosaur Jr. - You're Living All Over Me
    The Stooges - Fun House
    Last Dinosaurs - In A Million Years
    Daughtry - Daughtry
    Bear vs. Hawk - Terrorhawk
    Prince - Dirty Mind
    Blur - Parklife
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    Townes Van Zandt - Live at the Old Quarter
    Stars of the Lid - And Their Refinement of the Decline
    Justice - †
    Starfucker - Starfucker
    Nirvana - In Utero
    Aphex Twin - Come To Daddy
    Marilyn Manson - Portrait of an American Family
    X - Los Angeles
    The Smashing Pumpkins - Siamese Dream
    The Orb - The Orb's Adventures Beyond The Ultraworld
    Joe Strummer & the Mescaleros - Streetcore
    Rolling Stones - Let It Bleed
    The White Stripes - Elephant
    New York Dolls - New York Dolls
    Cog - The New Normal
    Milli Vanilli - Girl You Know It's True
    Crazy Frog - Crazy Hits
    Limp Bizkit - Significant Other
    Flying Lotus - Los Angeles
    Midnight Oil - Diesel and Dust
    Aphex Twin - Richard D. James Album
    Kevin Drumm - Sheer Hellish Miasma
    John Wayne - Texas Funeral
    Devo - Are We Not Men? We Are Devo!
    The Specials - The Specials
    Bad Religion - 80-85
    Bob Marley and the Wailers - Kaya
    The Fall of Troy - Doppelganger
    Outkast - ATLiens
    Hootie and the Blowfish - Cracked Rear View
    Michael Bolton - Time, Love & Tenderness
    Tegan and Sara - So Jealous
    Michael Jackson - Dangerous
    Boys Noise - Oi Oi Oi
    Coldplay - A Rush of Blood to the Head
    Gorillaz - Plastic Beach
    Boyz II Men - II
    Red Hot Chili Peppers - By The Way
    Slum Village - Fantastic, Vol. 2
    Prince - 1999
    Daft Punk - Discovery
    Sea Lions - Everything You Always Wanted To Know About Sea Lions But Were Afraid To Ask
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    Yes. Do this. Please.

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    Support.
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    I gotta defend theklein25 on this one. For the first time that I've seen in his history on this board, he's actually been critical of something, and something mainstream (which he normally seems to eat up) nonetheless.
    12/22 - Beachwood Sparks, et al - Echoplex
    12/30 - Together Pangea - Echo
    1/10 - Flesh Eaters - Echoplex (?)
    1/20 - Guster - HOB Anaheim (?)
    1/29 - Patti Smith - Ace (?)


    Quote Originally Posted by getbetter View Post
    I finally made it through a listen of Sun Kil Moon - Benji and had put it on maybe 4 times til I could finally feel mentally like, "just fuck it just let this guy blabber on" while I'm doing paperwork .
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    Oh, I wasn't joking. I genuinely support. I know Cara does too.
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    Support, but only if the reviews are in that similar style of
    strange poetry

    12/31: Derek Plaslaiko, Dave Aju @ f8
    1/8: Tamaryn @ The Chapel
    1/28: Beacon @ The Rickshaw Stop
    1/29: Ty Segall, Wand, Cold Beat @ GAMH
    2/7: Robag Whrume, Daniel Bell, Sassmouth, The Black Madonna @ Public Works
    2/14: Sparks @ Ace Theater Hollywood

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    It doesn't have to do specifically with his opinion of the new smashing pumpkin's album, that's just Nathan's example for how a review could be.




    The Sigur Ros album can be listened to in full here: http://open.spotify.com/album/0zNndSTi4Kqg98hzSU6d2x

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    will these be in haikus

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    I vote we give the kid a break, and look in the mirror. The vast majority of the 2012 albums thread (and I'm definitely guilty of this too) are short, unimaginative descriptions of albums like "it's boring and I probably won't listen to it again" or "it's so good and full of energy!"...so when he says an album is "weak and forgettable", it's really a case of the pot calling the kettle black for us to pile up on him.
    12/22 - Beachwood Sparks, et al - Echoplex
    12/30 - Together Pangea - Echo
    1/10 - Flesh Eaters - Echoplex (?)
    1/20 - Guster - HOB Anaheim (?)
    1/29 - Patti Smith - Ace (?)


    Quote Originally Posted by getbetter View Post
    I finally made it through a listen of Sun Kil Moon - Benji and had put it on maybe 4 times til I could finally feel mentally like, "just fuck it just let this guy blabber on" while I'm doing paperwork .
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    But the Japandroids album changed my world.

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    Don't make me the person to create the "TallGuyCM RUINS POTENTIAL FUN" thread.

    12/31: Derek Plaslaiko, Dave Aju @ f8
    1/8: Tamaryn @ The Chapel
    1/28: Beacon @ The Rickshaw Stop
    1/29: Ty Segall, Wand, Cold Beat @ GAMH
    2/7: Robag Whrume, Daniel Bell, Sassmouth, The Black Madonna @ Public Works
    2/14: Sparks @ Ace Theater Hollywood

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    hahaha, ok I'm done.
    12/22 - Beachwood Sparks, et al - Echoplex
    12/30 - Together Pangea - Echo
    1/10 - Flesh Eaters - Echoplex (?)
    1/20 - Guster - HOB Anaheim (?)
    1/29 - Patti Smith - Ace (?)


    Quote Originally Posted by getbetter View Post
    I finally made it through a listen of Sun Kil Moon - Benji and had put it on maybe 4 times til I could finally feel mentally like, "just fuck it just let this guy blabber on" while I'm doing paperwork .
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    I'm in. I always like to hear new music

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    I'm 100% in support of this as well.
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    It's really boring when people use this thread to post about their successes.
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    ...... hey im not posting anything in here about half raptor half alligator people

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    Next big thread after this: Bumblee and Baily present lessons in parenting.

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    To be fair, I'd like to know theklein's history with the artist of the album he will review. Like, Valtari is a unique place to start with Sigur Ros to the say the least...

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    Quote Originally Posted by theklein25 View Post
    I'm in. I always like to hear new music
    You say that now. But if history has taught us anything, this could be your "Matt at the Movies" that ends with your mom calling Goldenvoice.
    12/22 - Beachwood Sparks, et al - Echoplex
    12/30 - Together Pangea - Echo
    1/10 - Flesh Eaters - Echoplex (?)
    1/20 - Guster - HOB Anaheim (?)
    1/29 - Patti Smith - Ace (?)


    Quote Originally Posted by getbetter View Post
    I finally made it through a listen of Sun Kil Moon - Benji and had put it on maybe 4 times til I could finally feel mentally like, "just fuck it just let this guy blabber on" while I'm doing paperwork .
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    Quote Originally Posted by TallGuyCM View Post
    You say that now. But if history has taught us anything, this could be your "Matt at the Movies" that ends with your mom calling Goldenvoice.
    Haha, nah. I hope not anyway. Theklein seems harmless.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TallGuyCM View Post
    You say that now. But if history has taught us anything, this could be your "Matt at the Movies" that ends with your mom calling Goldenvoice.
    Oh my god, shut the fuck up you old, golem-looking motherfucker who never contributes anything worthwhile to this fucking board but can't wait to hop up and try and warn the kid who's about to be hilariously shitty that he might regret this later.
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    12/22 - Beachwood Sparks, et al - Echoplex
    12/30 - Together Pangea - Echo
    1/10 - Flesh Eaters - Echoplex (?)
    1/20 - Guster - HOB Anaheim (?)
    1/29 - Patti Smith - Ace (?)


    Quote Originally Posted by getbetter View Post
    I finally made it through a listen of Sun Kil Moon - Benji and had put it on maybe 4 times til I could finally feel mentally like, "just fuck it just let this guy blabber on" while I'm doing paperwork .
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    Valtari by Sigur Rós

    Going into Valtari I had no clue what to expect. As the album began I felt like I was on a mountain overseeing an ocean. The music was very relaxing and if they were to be at Coachella then the Outdoor theater would be the spot. My one criticism is that the song Valtari had twinkle twinkle little star or a rip off of it in the background. Overall each song made me feel like I had an alternate life as a wolf, dolphin, etc. There were a lot of different sounds and this music crosses a boundary i am unfamiliar with.

    My rating: 7

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    Would you listen to Sigur Ros again? Do you have an interest in listening to another of their records? What didn't you like about Valtari?

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    And, to give us a brief understanding of the way your scale works, name some albums that are "10s" and at least 1 or 2 that fall below the "4" mark.

    12/31: Derek Plaslaiko, Dave Aju @ f8
    1/8: Tamaryn @ The Chapel
    1/28: Beacon @ The Rickshaw Stop
    1/29: Ty Segall, Wand, Cold Beat @ GAMH
    2/7: Robag Whrume, Daniel Bell, Sassmouth, The Black Madonna @ Public Works
    2/14: Sparks @ Ace Theater Hollywood

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    Wait, why is Chris doing this? Wasn't he always a lovable curmudgeon?
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    Guys, I've had a long day. And am feeling unusually positive and optimistic after the game tonight.
    12/22 - Beachwood Sparks, et al - Echoplex
    12/30 - Together Pangea - Echo
    1/10 - Flesh Eaters - Echoplex (?)
    1/20 - Guster - HOB Anaheim (?)
    1/29 - Patti Smith - Ace (?)


    Quote Originally Posted by getbetter View Post
    I finally made it through a listen of Sun Kil Moon - Benji and had put it on maybe 4 times til I could finally feel mentally like, "just fuck it just let this guy blabber on" while I'm doing paperwork .
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    Quote Originally Posted by theklein25 View Post
    Overall each song made me feel like I had an alternate life as a wolf, dolphin, etc.
    This is how I feel when I listen to Sigur Ros too.
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    Unlikable Dicknose would be more accurate.
    Quote Originally Posted by amyzzz View Post
    Hannah, I don't know that pigs have big weiners, and my early 20's facination with dogs because of weiner size, I think. If that helps.

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    Good review, well done. Im going to now get the album on Spotify.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cutterbutter View Post
    Would you listen to Sigur Ros again? Do you have an interest in listening to another of their records? What didn't you like about Valtari?
    Yes I would listen to them again. I would probably start at the beginning, but since their music is brand new to me I have no desire to see them live. I don't dislike Valtari but it is something i could rarely be in the mood for.


    Quote Originally Posted by guedita View Post
    And, to give us a brief understanding of the way your scale works, name some albums that are "10s" and at least 1 or 2 that fall below the "4" mark.
    Edit: How my scale works: The lead singer's voice is very important if I can't stand the voice then I'm going to dislike everything else. I like music that pumps me up but I also like music that I can just enjoy and follow the lyrics. Drums, guitar, and bass usually just do the job for me. How an album flows is important because it sets up the next song. Anyways I could go on forever but catchiness, energy, passion, and voice are the top things that come to mind

    Nevermind
    What's the Story Morning Glory
    Is This It
    and most recently Torches are 10's for me.

    And then here are some albums I've heard that get lower than a 4
    Hurley by Weezer
    Congratulations by MGMT
    Mumford and Sons
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    How old are you?
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