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    I can already tell this is going to be a good week.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mountmccabe View Post
    How about Electrelane - The Power Out.
    I will third (or fourth) this reccomendation. Partly due to the strange coincidence of myself just listening to and rediscovering it but 2 days ago. I hadn't heard it in a while and it's really awesome. I will be listening to them a bit more myself in the coming weeks I think. If you enjoy Stereolab already I think it's logical that you'd enjoy Electralane a bit as well, but of course, they're a pretty separate entity in the music universe...
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    While I was more interested in the NMH option, I will bow to the recommendations of others and suggest you start listening to Electrelane And no more of that skipping days isht - what kind of research are you doing here?!

    For the sake of creating a list, I will give a few suggestions. I am trying to come up with a theme but I can't. Remember, the most effective way to expand your horizons is to listen to stuff you've never heard of. And if you think mix(tapes)s are out of the picture, you might want to think again.

    Hi Fidelity Dub Sessions, Chap. 4
    Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots
    DJ Krush - The Message at the Depths
    Burial - Untrue, Skream - Skream!, Benga - Diary of an Afro Warrior
    Cut Chemist - Rare Equations (PM me if you can't find it)
    Faithless - Sunday 8pm
    UNKLE - Psyence Fiction

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    LOL

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    I'm on track 8, "Oh Comely," of Neutral Milk Hotel's In The Aeroplane Over The Sea. I dig it so far. I'll post full comments later in the week.

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    I got more out of both of these albums on first listen than I did all week with A Ghost Is Born. I really love the way Mangum sings "I love you Jesus Chriiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiist."
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    Electrelane sounds good but I'll have to bow out on this one and listen to Neutral Milk Hotel. Why? Because I don't own anything by Electrelane! I'll read the commentary on this one for future music purchasing.
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    Are you opposed to downloading?

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    I’m not totally against it, unless there’s beastiality or torture.

    Hold up, I was thinking of something else. No, I have no problem with downloading.
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    So, yeah, In the Aeroplane Over the Sea. You guys are gonna have a good week.
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    Ok PC 2 Violence, All Your Base and others ... MF Doom fucking blows

    Just sayin

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    Great picks for this week. I love both albums and might join you in listening to them every day just for the heck of it.

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    Souldischarge, I'm disappointed that you listened to the wrong advice on Wilco albums and aren't immediately checking out "Summerteeth" instead. Let me explain Wilco this way:

    Summerteeth = The Bends (their best songwriting)
    Yankee Hotel Foxtrot = OK Computer (their experimental masterpiece)
    A Ghost Is Born = Kid A (next logical step, but the songwriting isn't up there anymore)

    For both bands, I tend to lean towards their "experimental masterpieces" as far as start to finish headphone albums, but for stand-out song perfection, nothing beats Summerteeth / The Bends.

    PLEASE give them another try. Honest!
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    I stated the rules clearly in the first post. I'm letting you fuckers decide for me and you chose A Ghost Is Born. It hasn't turned me off to Wilco or anything. Even good bands have boring albums.

    And there's nothing wrong with the songwriting on Kid A.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bmack86 View Post
    So, yeah, In the Aeroplane Over the Sea. You guys are gonna have a good week.

    I agree. I don't listen to this album enough and when I actually do, I wonder why I don't listen to it more often.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SoulDischarge View Post
    I stated the rules clearly in the first post. I'm letting you fuckers decide for me and you chose A Ghost Is Born.
    you should change the rules, then. From now on don't listen to anyone who told you AGIB is the right place to start with Wilco. who knows where they might steer you wrong next.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TomAz View Post
    you should change the rules, then. From now on don't listen to anyone who told you AGIB is the right place to start with Wilco. who knows where they might steer you wrong next.
    Exactly.

    Patrick, I gave my .02 but didn't want turn first week of your project into some stupid Wilco debate. You listened though and the thread wasn't derailed so that's all that's important.
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    Im going into full scale BonnaMode. I already listened to "Born To Run" in its entirety for the first time.

    Next is Summerteeth and/or Sky Blue Sky by Wilco because those are the ones I own
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    Summerteeth is the right choice.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bmack86 View Post
    Summerteeth is the right choice.
    Bryan is right. As usual.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sbessiso View Post
    I already listened to "Born To Run" in its entirety for the first time.
    and lived to tell the tale.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JebusLives View Post
    Summerteeth = The Bends (their best songwriting)
    Yankee Hotel Foxtrot = OK Computer (their experimental masterpiece)
    A Ghost Is Born = Kid A (next logical step, but the songwriting isn't up there anymore)
    Bzzz.

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    They'll be playing much more Sky Blue Sky material at Bonnaroo though... just sayin.

    Summerteeth is probably the better album of the two, but I love them both so you can do no wrong on that choice.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TomAz View Post
    and lived to tell the tale.
    It wasnt so bad but.....

    I dont really see myself listening to it much more. Its kind of cheesy isnt it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by pancakespancakes View Post
    They'll be playing much more Sky Blue Sky material at Bonnaroo though... just sayin.

    Summerteeth is probably the better album of the two, but I love them both so you can do no wrong on that choice.

    This all really needs to be taken to the Wilco thread. If anything we should be discussing NMH here.

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    And Electrelane.
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    Quote Originally Posted by faxman75 View Post
    Exactly.

    Patrick, I gave my .02 but didn't want turn first week of your project into some stupid Wilco debate. You listened though and the thread wasn't derailed so that's all that's important.
    Although maybe not a good choice for beginner's Wilco, in a way it was a good choice for this thread. It's the type of album where the only way you really are going to hear its strengths and be able to separate them from the weaknesses is through dedicated listening. And if it weren't for this project, I probably wouldn't have listened to it again after the first one or two times. I'm pretty sure I'll only spin it on very rare occasions, but at least I have an opinion about it now.

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    I first heard In The Aeroplane Over the Sea whilst working a job in Tucson in 1999. My coworker/friend didn't have many albums but those he had were almost all masterpieces. A Talking Heads comp that I can't identify right now (which caused me to say "Haha, they're covering Living Colour"); Life at Folsum Prison and Lonesome Crowded West... and this one by Neutral Milk Hotel.

    I heard bits and pieces of it a couple times walking around and asked about it. Or, rather, I asked about it a couple times, usually just after "King of Carrot Flowers, Pts 2-3." I wasn't sure I liked it but it was certainly compelling. At any rate Kenny finally said that I should just borrow it... and first full listen on my own and I was hooked. The imagery was rich and gorgeous, the music was wild and exciting, his voice was interesting and soooo emotive. It's the latter that really got me; the emotional weight of the album is stunning.

    But yeah, I had it bad. Pretty much every fantasy sports team I had for the next year or so was a NMH lyrical reference. Kenny said that it wasn't any good but I went out and got On Avery Island anyway and loved it, too. I think it has several songs that are better than anything on Aeroplane even though Aeroplane is still the better album.
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    Random Electrelane story: I saw them Sept 17, 2004 at Solar Culture in Tucson, AZ. It was a great show. They covered "I'm On Fire." The club was getting warm so they had the back door open. There are railroad tracks directly behind Solar Culture and during the encore, "Oh Sombra," a train passed by. IT WAS FUCKING GORGEOUS. It meshed with the music beautifully. It didn't overpower or ruin anything, it was a positive addition.

    Fast forward to May, 2005 when their third album, Axes comes out. I buy it and listen and, hey, what's that on "Gone Darker"? It's a fucking train. And it fits right in the song, it's there just as another instrument.

    When I finally got the June 2005 copy of The Wire what had them on the cover and read the article they talk about that night in Tucson, and how after the show they went out and did recordings of trains and wrote a song around it what they got.
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    I first heard it a couple years ago when a number of people on this board made fun of me for not having heard it. Immediately loved Carrot Flowers Pt 1, immediately disliked Carrot Flowers Pt 2 and 3. Anyway I've grown to like it quite a bit but still don't get the Sgt Pepper bit.


    And John, I think "Memories Can't Wait" is on the Sand in the Vaseline comp.

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