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    Re: Official CD/LP purchases thread

    And an interesting one at that. It all serves the general artistic intent of the album. As inconvenient as it may be, it's pretty cool.
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    Don't let the group die.
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    Re: Just announced shows in San Francisco

    Oooooooooooooo!!!!!!
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    Re: Tell Us About 2015 Releases

    Ben UFO cancelled, FYI. Posted about it on Facebook, had issues renewing his visa.
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    Well, that's good to hear. I'll listen tonight.

    I understand the deal when I mail-order records from around the world, but there wasn't a fragile sticker or stamp to be found on this thing. Two...
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    Re: Official CD/LP purchases thread

    LP:
    Sleep - Holy Mountain

    Finally got my copy of this a few days ago. It was fucking thrashed when it arrived. I'm a little pissed -- between the initial delays shipping it and the condition it...
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    This jam is more house-y than techno, so I'm throwing it here. Shit is HOT.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zHtmTenaSMY
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    Re: Official CD/LP purchases thread

    Got some store credit today, bought some new stuff.

    LP:
    Caribou - Our Love
    Chvrches - The Bones of What You Believe
    Ray LaMontagne - Till the Sun Turns Black
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    I wonder what TomAZ thinks about the new album. Tom, come back. The board needs you.
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    It was next-level. Something to be admired for sure.
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    Re: Official CD/LP purchases thread

    Bought my final records from Greg until he returns to the States :( My flamenco collection has increased substantially.

    LP:
    Carlos Montoya - Flamenco Holiday
    Sabicas - The Greatest Flamenco...
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    Re: Official CD/LP purchases thread

    Went through some records from my mom's cousin -- only took three.

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    The Righteous Brothers - Greatest Hits
    Simon & Garnfunkel - The Concert in Central Park
    Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons...
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    Those are HUGE scores. I paid ~$20 for the copy of Chairs Missing that I have. And I've never seen it in the wild in America...finally found it digging in London. Good for you!
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    Re: Official CD/LP purchases thread

    Got a couple of LPs from a friend the other day.

    LP:
    Flashlights - Bummer Summer
    The Pains of Being Pure at Heart - Days of Abandon
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    Finding legit early press Wire LPs in the wild is a rarity. Nice work!
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    Re: The Default Thread: Music Edition.

    Because I was two in 1990, it never occurred to me in retrospect that Damn Yankees were a supergroup, or even that this song was by Damn Yankees. You learn something new every day!
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    I had no idea Chemical Brothers was happening. Whoops.
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    Re: The Default Thread: Music Edition.

    It's like adding "-gate" to the end of any scandal. It's obnoxious.
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    Re: Tell Us About 2015 Releases

    Bryan's right...they've been around for a long time. They used to be an Olympia band. They've never quite gotten the following that their music would suggest, which is strange. Need to check out...
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    Finally got the one Perfect Beats comp I was missing via mail order, plus sold a bunch of records to 1-2-3-4 Go! today and used some of my credit.

    LP:
    Ramblin' Jack Elliott - Jack Elliott
    The...
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    Yeah, exactly. I'm all for meticulously made records, but it's almost too extreme in my experience. I plan on relistening to their their catalog in the near future, though.
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    Re: The Default Thread: Music Edition.

    But let's not kid ourselves -- Angus shreds.
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    Re: The Default Thread: Music Edition.

    There are 8 or 9 singles on that record, right?. I had no idea that so many of the songs I knew as a kid came from one album. It's fucking phenomenal.
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    That said, I still try and see them every time they come through. They are one of the best bands going.
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    Yeah, that's a good way of describing it. I really like Trouble Will Find Me, and the stuff works well live, but the 2-3 times I've seen them post-that album have not been quite the same. It just...
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    The National have (in my opinion) gotten worse live since Trouble Will Find Me. The last few times I've seen them post-High Violet have been good, but it feels really...safe? now. They've almost...
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    I agree with this re: The National.

    QOTSA is definitely in the conversation when they are active, but they have worked so infrequently that it's hard to give them the title.

    I was thinking...
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    Re: The Default Thread: Music Edition.

    Hysteria is unbelievably good. Great fucking songs, perfect production. That and Pyromania are well worth anyone's time.
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    Re: Tell Us About 2015 Releases

    Sorry, but Wilco are currently providing great evidence as to why they are America's Best Rock Band™ via the Pitchfork Festival webcast. That is all.
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    Re: Tell Us About 2015 Releases

    I lost interest with the Black Keys around El Camino. I don't feel like the energy that made them so exciting to me initially is there anymore. They make nice sounding records, though.
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    Re: The Default Thread: Music Edition.

    Butt rock is stuff like BTO, Bad Company, etc. Hair metal took butt rock and made it more pretty. Glammed it up.
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    I understand that criticism. Might be a grower, too...it's definitely more weirdly textured than anything they've done in a while.



    Interesting choice. Definitely in the conversation. Body of...
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    The new Wilco album is fucking awesome. It's heavy on the kind of plinky, groovy psychedelia that T. Rex did so well. It's like a warped take on glam. It has a slightness to it that is...
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    I'm going to be that guy for a second. My band is nominated as Deli SF's band of the month for July. Unfortunately I forgot about this since last week and we are getting our ass handed to us. I'm...
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    I've been really into the Wavves x Cloud Nothings album that came out last week (or whatever). The length certainly does it some favors -- it's short, direct and to the point, which fits both bands...
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    Debating going to Fort Romeau at Monarch on 7/25. Anyone else interested?
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    Re: The Pitchfork News/reviews thread

    It probably has to do with the idea that those bands are "adventurous" (or whatever they would describe it as), as opposed to a band like the Black Angels, who does a heavier thing that they don't...
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    He's the worst on that site by a significant margin. The fact that I've found his writing more tolerable lately probably has more to do with being numb to the shittiness than it actually being better.
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    Okay, so I listened to the album and read the review. First off, the album is quite good -- it's definitely a step forward for them, and I agree with those who say they've refined their sound to a...
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    Ian Cohen's writing drives me insane. Every review reads like an attempt at canonization until he decides the album doesn't hold up. He's gotten better, but I can see that being the case. That said,...
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    Re: Official CD/LP purchases thread

    The single I heard off their new record was really good. I should check the whole thing out.
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    Went to Mississippi Records when I was in Portland. Cool shop, but I've never been to a record store before that only accepts cash or personal check...some off the books shit going down, I guess.
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    Re: Official CD/LP purchases thread

    Hello mail order.

    12":
    Michael Boothman - Touch
    Pender Street Steppers - The Glass City / Golden Garden

    LP:
    Loretta Lynn - Van Lear Rose (Third Man Vault package)

    7":
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    Thanks! The next single will be out in a few weeks, and I'll definitely post it. You can also keep in the loop at our Facebook page or website.



    Thanks dude! We are really looking forward to...
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    Re: Tell Us About 2015 Releases

    My band, The Tet Holiday, is putting out our album in September. The first single is called "By the Throat, By the Heart", and you can listen to it here. Feel free to let me know what you think. I...
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    Re: Official CD/LP purchases thread

    My friend and her husband gave me some records for my birthday!

    LP:
    Beck - Morning Phase
    Nirvana - In Utero (20th Anniversary Edition)
    Sam Smith - In the Lonely Hour
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    Bummer, that Segovia record is a different record (this one) in the wrong jacket. Still really good, though.
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    Oh shit. Nice!

    Yeah, that was super fun. Thank you again. Listening session needs to happen soon.
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    Re: Official CD/LP purchases thread

    Got a Calibre 12" that I've wanted for a few years via Discogs, as well as some records from Greg. There's some cool shit in the collection he bought!

    12":
    Bad Boy Bill - Jack it All Night Long...
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    I got caught up on some more 2015 listening today.

    Swervedriver - I Wasn't Born to Lose You is really good. Better than I expected, actually -- I wasn't feeling the singles on their own but...
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