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    Quote Originally Posted by Neutral Milk Hotel View Post
    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 was thinking the EXACT same thing. No consistency at all.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by MuseRadio View Post
    I was thinking the EXACT same thing. No consistency at all.....
    Clearly. I mean. Their process should be rigidly defined and rigorously monitored by a group of continuity supervisors that all have the utmost concern for the fraught minds of music fans everywhere.

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    I snickered at that one.
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    I'm definitely glad to see Japandroids and Neon Indian place so high.
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    Honestly? I'm glad to see Wavves get shafted.

    My Maudlin Career should have placed, for sure. And The XX record is pretty much miserably boring too.
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    The xx album is so awesome. It's really spare, but there's tons of tension and weird drive beneath the surface.
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    Seriously. And it got fully stuck in my head on the second listen. It's a really great album.
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    The video posted in the xx thread inspired me to give that album a second listen. Looking forward to seeing them live.

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    Its really that good? I tried to listen to one song before and it was so boring I couldn't even make it through the whole song, let alone album. I dunno. Maybe I will give it a try sometime.
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    It really is that good. It's a sparse, sexy album.
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    Watch the video I mentioned Josh.

    Courtney Barnett - 6/5 - The Mohawk
    The Avett Brothers/Old Crow Medicine Show - 6/27 - Whitewater Amphitheater
    Death Grips - 7/18 - The Mohawk
    Kraftwerk - 9/25 - Bass Concert Hall

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    Like nobody thought # 1 wouldnt be there? Fixed voting!

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    The XX album is brutally sexy. I was really surprised at how much I ended up listening to the album this year.

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    I think I want to listen again RIGHT NOW.
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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.
    Agreed.


    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.
    Eh. Maybe. Automatic is a more clear signpost, with its brighter, cleaner almost power-pop sound, though.

    What I am saying is that while there is a shift from Psychocandy to Darklands, there is a greater shift from the latter to Automatic.

    I'd find it necessary to point out that every JAMC album represented a sonic shift; they were not ones to stay put.


    Quote Originally Posted by rage patton View Post
    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.
    I think the reviewer was suggesting that Automatic was more immediate, more streamlined and with clearer precedents than the earlier JAMC material... that it was just plain easier to listen to. And they were saying that Exploding Head shared some of these relative characteristics.

    Also it doesn't excuse it much but at least they prefaced the Automatic discussion with an "if we're still classifying... [APTBS] as [JAMC] revivalists..."


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    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.
    I think that is the fear expressed by the Pitchfork review. The debut seemed to promise more that what it appears they've settled for.


    To clarify, I am attempting to clarify what the Pitchy reviewer was trying to say. I am rather certain I, at this time, disagree. I quite love the record and don't believe it's significantly "easier" or whatever than the debut.
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    Also I concur on the love for XX... it's seductive and sultry as hell.
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    Someday I'ma bone to that album. It's been a long time since the arrival of something so hot.
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    Crystalised is a great song.

    I'm surprised Bat for Lashes made it so high on the list, loved the first cd but I gave up on the second pretty early. Anyone vouch for it?

    Fever Ray.... That voice just grates on me, not in a good way.

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    I really liked "Two Suns." I think it's pretty unique. Bat for Lashes are incredible live too.

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    The Avett Brothers/Old Crow Medicine Show - 6/27 - Whitewater Amphitheater
    Death Grips - 7/18 - The Mohawk
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    So 9 of my top 15 are on P4K's list, in almost the same order.

    I'm a goddamn clone.

    In my defense, I posted my list well before they did.
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    Not from Pitchy, but this is a good interview with Grant Hart from Husker Du:

    http://www.blurt-online.com/features/view/520

    sample:

    Q: Do you ever feel like your contributions to Husker Du are overlooked?
    Grant: This isn't thrown out as a condemnation of Bob, but I think that my fans know my material better than a lot of Bob's fans know his material. The reason I say that is every time I've gone to see a Bob Mould concert, someone has yelled out the name of one of my songs. When I'm out touring, I maybe hear that one out of five concerts.
    The last couple of years of Husker Du proved this, but the larger your audience is the more dumb elements it's going to encompass. Bob's fans who never heard Husker Du, but heard Sugar first have more of a "Grant sucks" kind of attitude. I think with the popularity of Copper Blue, Bob ended up with a bunch of cowboys for listeners. If Bob and I were as competitive as our fans are, we would have never gotten past Land Speed Record.

    Q: I'm surprised to hear that you go to Bob Mould shows.
    Grant: The only times they've ever been uncomfortable is because of the effect I would have on the people immediately adjacent to me. I don't like going to a show and being watched unless it's my show.
    I think the world is better off [with Bob and I having separate careers]. They get more music this way, and if anyone wants the old records they're still out there.
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    That sounds less bitter than other recent interviews. Maybe his last tour went well.
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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'm very wtf about Passion Pit. His voice is hella annoying. And they just seem like generic electronic pop songs that will not last. Or maybe I should listen to them again.
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    Vic Chesnutt's in a coma after a failed suicide attempt (according to Kristen Hersh). Rough.
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    Holy damn...
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    and now he's died.
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    Via Pitchfork:

    Here's a handy city-by-city guide to what's happening on December 31, as the aughties (noughties?) become the tens (teens?) Obviously, this list is far from comprehensive, so check your local listings.

    CHICAGO, IL

    The Jesus Lizard, Disappears - Metro
    Jens Lekman - Empty Bottle
    The Fiery Furnaces, Cryptacize - Lincoln Hall
    Girl Talk - Congress Theater
    Crystal Castles, Pretty Good Dance Moves - Logan Square Auditorium
    The Black Keys, Kurt Vile & the Violators - The Riviera
    Local H, Electric Six, White Mystery - Double Door
    Margot & the Nuclear So and So's, Wild Sweet Orange - Subterranean
    Pegboy - Beat Kitchen
    BBU - Darkroom
    Mark Ronson, the Drums, Airborne Toxic Event, the Virgins - River East Art Center
    Bobby Bare Jr., David Vandervelde - Schubas
    The Hood Internet, Bald Eagle - Smart Bar
    Spires That in the Sunset Rise - Reversible Eye
    Ssion - Berlin
    Supersuckers - Reggie's Music Joint
    Tight Phantomz, White Savage - Quenchers Saloon
    The Tossers, Yakuza, Scott Lucas & His Married Men - Reggie's Rock Club
    Prefuse 73 - Aragon Ballroom
    Urge Overkill - House of Blues Back Porch Stage

    NEW YORK, NY

    Patti Smith - Bowery Ballroom
    Passion Pit (DJ set) - Pianos
    MSTRKRFT - Webster Hall
    Fischerspooner - Irving Plaza
    Q-Tip, Dâm-Funk - Brooklyn Bowl
    Chuck Berry - BB King's
    Surfer Blood, Frankie and the Outs, Beach Fossils, We Are Country Mice, Lemonade - Cameo Gallery
    Frankie and the Outs, Talk Normal, Screaming Females - Cake Shop
    Titus Andronicus, The Detroit Cobras - Mercury Lounge
    Dean & Britta, The Felix Brothers - Southpaw
    Antibalas - Knitting Factory
    Obits, Eli "Paperboy Reed" - The Bell House
    Project Jenny, Project Jan - Union Hall
    The Felice Brothers - Southpaw
    Paul Van Dyk - Roseland
    Golden Triangle, DJ JG Thirlwell - Glasslands

    LOS ANGELES, CA

    Erykah Badu - House of Blues - Sunset Strip (West Hollywood)
    A-Trak, DJ Mehdi, Boys Noize - Hollywood Palladium
    Peanut Butter Wolf (video set), Chromeo, VEGA, Gaslamp Killer - Club Nokia
    Mika Miko - The Smell
    DJ Quik - Key Club
    Above & Beyond, Miguel Migs, Christopher Lawrence - Hotel Bonaventure
    Dengue Fever - The Mint
    Avi Buffalo - Long Beach East Village Arts District
    Reverend Horton Heat - House of Blues
    The English Beat - Brixton
    The Head Cat ft. Lemmy - Viper Room
    David Guetta, John Digweed, Sander Kleinenberg - Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arwena

    OKLAHOMA CITY, OK

    The Flaming Lips, Stardeath and White Dwarfs (performing Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon) - Cox Center Downtown

    MILWAUKEE, WI

    Spoon, Jay Reatard - Riverside Theater

    PHILADELPHIA, PA

    Mos Def - Trocadero

    ATLANTA, GA

    Band of Horses - The Tabernacle
    Black Lips - The Earl

    ATHENS, GA

    Washed Out, List Christee (Kevin Barnes from Of Montreal, DJ set), DJ A Dot (Dottie Alexander from Of Montreal, DJ set) - Chase Park Warehouse (159 Oneta St)
    Atlas Sound, Supercluster, the Selmanaires - 40 Watt

    SEATTLE, WA

    Apparat, Lusine, Nosaj Thing - Neumos
    Minus the Bear - Showbox
    Aqueduct - Crocodile Cafe

    LAS VEGAS, NV

    Mayer Hawthorne - Hard Rock Hotel
    Merle Haggard - Star of the Desert Arena

    KANSAS CITY, MO

    Parliament/Funkadelic - KCI Expo Center

    DETROIT, MI

    The Von Bondies - Hyatt Regency

    SAN FRANCISCO, CA

    The Roots - The Warfield
    Afrika Bambaataa, Zion I - Club 6ix
    Devin the Dude - Shattuck Down Low
    The Morning Benders, Miniature Tigers - Bottom of the Hill
    Ozomatli, Bassnectar, Ghostland Observatory - Concourse Exhibition Center
    X - Slim's

    DENVER, CO

    Madlib - Re:Creation at Gothic Theatre

    PORTLAND, OR

    Murder City Devils, Jello Biafra and the Guatanamo School of Medicine - The Roseland Theater
    Quasi (covering the Who), the Shaky Hands - The Doug Fir
    Flying Lotus - The 2410
    Lifesavas - Someday Lounge
    Jaguar Love - Rotture

    AUSTIN, TX

    Flosstradamus - Seaholm Power Plant

    WASHINGTON, DC

    Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings - 9:30 Club

    BOSTON, MA

    Amanda Palmer - Symphony Hall
    Kristin Hersh - Emmanuel Church
    Mr. Brownstone (Guns N Roses cover band) - Paradise Rock Club

    HOBOKEN, NJ

    Roky Erikson - Maxwell's

    MIAMI, FL

    The B-52's - Hard Rock Live
    Lady Gaga - Fontainebleau Miami Beach Poolside
    Kid Cudi - W Hotel

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    did ambling alp make it to their top 100 tracks? i'm not sure if its elligible because its off a 2010 album, but still i think that should have made at least top 10.

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    I don't care about it too much except for the last sentence. Gang of Four tour!!
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    The debut by Local Natives got a Best New Music.

    http://pitchfork.com/reviews/albums/...gorilla-manor/

    I haven't heard much other than what's on their MySpace and I didn't really feel there was much unique or exciting about them that separates them from a lot of other indie rock bands. Has anybody heard the rest of the album and can say much better? They appear to have a lot of hype over in the U.K. which always makes me weary.

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