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    I feel the same way.

    Metz - 8/15 - Red 7
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    Godspeed You! Black Emperor - 9/14 - The Mohawk
    Chelsea Wolfe - 9/19 - The Mohawk
    Titus Andronicus - 9/20 - Red 7
    Thee Oh Sees - 9/23 - Hotel Vegas

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    Menomena's Mines is decent. It doesn't really achieve anything that Friend and Foe didn't, but I find the music to be rather unique and interesting, and I look forward to listening to the new one more in the future.

    That being said, nothing really floors me about this band.
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    I feel the same way.
    On the to do list: get better ears.

    But seriously. I love the little things they do with a melody and the subtle ways that they fight against a traditional sounding pop song while still producing pop music. They're a fantastic band in my mind and I hope you guys eventually get floored by them, because they've written some incredible music.
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    I like some of the nuances they manage to achieve... But all in all they combine together to make something that I find fairly unremarkable. It's really strange. I should love the album... But it just kind of... Is. I dunno. I want it to hit me harder, but it never quite comes together.

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    I honestly can't quite hear it. I know you've heard the subtleties because of how you listen, but it's such a cool, nuanced album in my mind. They do things within the songs that are a logical extension of the past two albums in terms of track development while heading towards a more traditionally accessible point. Maybe I'm a blind sucker for their stuff, but I think I like this one better than Friend and Foe because of the increased intimacy.
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    I'll have to give it a good solid listen on headphones.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wmgaretjax View Post
    I like some of the nuances they manage to achieve... But all in all they combine together to make something that I find fairly unremarkable. It's really strange. I should love the album... But it just kind of... Is. I dunno. I want it to hit me harder, but it never quite comes together.
    This is kind of a fancy and roundabout version of my sentiments. So apparently getting better ears should be on your to-do list as well, haha.
    8/05 - Wilco - Greek (?)
    8/06 - Tame Impala - Hollywood Forever
    8/13 - Alabama Shakes - Greek (?)
    8/14-16 - Berserktown - Observatory
    8/19 - The Jesus and Mary Chain - Fonda (?)


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    I'm working on it.

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    On the topic of 2010 albums, what d'y'all think of The-Dream's new one? It's full of suave synth bangers. The first song alone solidifies the best of 2010 R&B for me, and then he kicks it all over the place. I haven't heard a good, slick, focused album like this since 808s and Heartbreaks.
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    Love love love. Immensely better than 808s.... Which fared well for a couple half-assed listens, but quickly dropped off into oblivion.

    How To Dress Well's LP will be the best 2010 R&B for sure though... If not the best album period.

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    ooooo. I'm taking that on then. I finally have good internet, but this -Dream album has been slaying me for the past few weeks, and especially in the past few days. The bass is so full without being the typical club sound. The guy gets making an R&B record in the way very few have figured out.

    Edit: recommendations for approaching How to Dress Well please. He's got tons of stuff to hear, I'd love to know the names of the 2-3 best.
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    Can't See My Own Face: The Eternal Love 2
    Will U Sleep
    Friday Morning Hymnal

    total antithesis to The-Dream though. his lp (remastered cuts from all the EPs I believe) comes out next month. i imagine it'll leak in the near future.

    I'm fairly certain HTDW's Decisions is my favorite song of the year. It's absolutely brilliant. Was thrilled to see Pitchfork give it a shout out today.
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    How to Dress Well is R&B? Hmm. Haven't checked out his stuff yet, I've been waiting for the full length LP to drop.
    8/05 - Wilco - Greek (?)
    8/06 - Tame Impala - Hollywood Forever
    8/13 - Alabama Shakes - Greek (?)
    8/14-16 - Berserktown - Observatory
    8/19 - The Jesus and Mary Chain - Fonda (?)


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    I'm gonna listen to that tonight. I'm in a total R&B and noise/weird and different mindset right now. Anything forward is going to be incredible.

    Edit: I've always wondered what lo-fi, top-level R-B sounds like. I can't wait to hear How To Dress Well on a proper release, because his stuff sounds incredible. Decisions is a glacially beautiful masterpiece of vocals, synths and drums. This stuff is not to passed up.
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    Thread made me download every scrap of How to Dress Well I could find. It's definitely more abstract, but it has that R&B feel. Basically, it's the music I've been hunting for all summer. This stuff is beautifully crafted.
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    Hell fuckin' yes.

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    I listened to the Menomena for the first time today as well. I liked it a whole lot on the first listen, which usually doesn't happen. Good omen.

    I tried to listen to The-Dream and I just don't get it. I just kind of hate the basic sonic building blocks of modern R&B and rap I think. The auto-tune and the cheap skittering drum beats that are on EVERY SINGLE SONG (not on this album specifically, just in general) drive me crazy. I cannot think of a single R&B song with auto-tune I like. I hate to dismiss an entire genre of music but goddamn, the way it's all produced just seems so gimmicky and stretched thin to me. Am I missing something?

    Also, after a few listens, I agree with whatever it was Bryan said about the new Fall album however many months ago that was. As good as anything they've done.

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    wow, you guys really geeked out tonite. what bryan, and the salient frank rizzo said..."open your ears jackass."

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    i find this far superior to the Big Boi release (as far as recent 2010 hip hop goes).

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    new swans is fairly meh. slightly amped up angels of light album... but nothing remotely new or interesting.

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    Hey, if it leads to a tour, I'll take it.
    8/05 - Wilco - Greek (?)
    8/06 - Tame Impala - Hollywood Forever
    8/13 - Alabama Shakes - Greek (?)
    8/14-16 - Berserktown - Observatory
    8/19 - The Jesus and Mary Chain - Fonda (?)


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    i almost followed my post up with that very comment. i agree.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bmack86 View Post
    Thread made me download every scrap of How to Dress Well I could find. It's definitely more abstract, but it has that R&B feel. Basically, it's the music I've been hunting for all summer. This stuff is beautifully crafted.
    Just go to his blog and download all the EP's. They are free there. I assume that is what you did, but if you missed something, that would be the place to get it.

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    ^ I tried that the other day and it looked like all the links were dead. I could have been doing it wrong though.
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    Really? Maybe he took them down with the album coming out or something.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wmgaretjax View Post
    new swans is fairly meh. slightly amped up angels of light album... but nothing remotely new or interesting.
    I kind of agree with you here. I've listened to the album twice now, and while it certainly has its high points, it has none of the extended brilliance that their past albums had.
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    new Interpol is wretched. this coming from a lass who adored TOTBL and parts of Antics.

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    While I generally agree with what people have already said about the new Swans album, I'd like to add that even a run-of-the-mill Swans album is better than no Swans album at all (and is still superior to much of the rest of what 2010 has had to offer).
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    I'm enjoying the I Am Arrows album quite a bit. Wasn't expecting to, given it is the band that Andy Burrows formed after leaving Razorlight. More than a hint of The Shins and Brendan Benson in his songwriting.

    New Swans also left me quite flat.
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    S. Carey, Bon Iver's percussionist, just released an album that is up for listening on NPR. He is opening for Tallest Man on Earth this tour. I haven't listened yet, but here is a link.

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    Forgot he was opening. I'll listen when I get home.

    Metz - 8/15 - Red 7
    Belle & Sebastian - 8/28 - ACL Live
    Godspeed You! Black Emperor - 9/14 - The Mohawk
    Chelsea Wolfe - 9/19 - The Mohawk
    Titus Andronicus - 9/20 - Red 7
    Thee Oh Sees - 9/23 - Hotel Vegas

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