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    I'm enjoying the new Mogwai much more than their last two releases. Really loving the fuzz and electronic aspects of the record.

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    Quote Originally Posted by guedita View Post
    I didn't like it very much, either. Will not be on heavy rotation.
    I loved the first two listens of the record last Friday/Saturday, but in the time since I'm not as enamored with the record. I've listened to it a good ten times, and it's solid but not as great as I initially thought. Maybe I've listened to it too much in a week?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gribbz View Post
    I'm enjoying the new Mogwai much more than their last two releases. Really loving the fuzz and electronic aspects of the record.
    I don't care much for post-rock that has electronic elements, so this direction was kind of where I've been afraid they'd go.
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    I enjoy the second half of the album much more than the first half. Overall, it doesn't do a ton for me. I'm still excited to see them again live, though. And put me in the category of people who don't like Mogwai's use of electronic elements in this album.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HotHamWater View Post
    I enjoy the second half of the album much more than the first half. Overall, it doesn't do a ton for me. I'm still excited to see them again live, though. And put me in the category of people who don't like Mogwai's use of electronic elements in this album.
    I liked the use of electronic elements at first, but now it's a distraction for me. I'm still excited to see them when they tour. I've had tickets to see them three different times, and something always came up.

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    The new Actress LP is very great. Very mellow, gentle, often staticy, nice to just relax to. Apparently it's a 3 LP but it's just over 75 mins. Goes by nicely.

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    I think Mogwai needed a new direction because their work has gone stale the past few releases. But how has is worked out? Need some more listens.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boourns View Post
    I think Mogwai needed a new direction because their work has gone stale the past few releases. But how has is worked out? Need some more listens
    This is the most accurate assessment I've heard of the the band in their present state.

    EDIT* I harp on this a lot... but I love it when bands alter their sound for better or for worse.
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    I'll echo the stale statement. I've only had a chance to listen to it twice but I have a good impression of rave tapes so far. It's their most adventurous album in a long time.

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    The upcoming collab by Sean McCann and Maxwell August Croy (of En) is sounding quite lovely from the tracks released so far.

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    I'm digging Rave Tapes. There's a well throughout cohesiveness/atmosphere tying the songs together. Deesh into Blues Hour is an awesome back to back. The thundering drums on Deesh, fuck yes. It was a good decision to ease us in with the synths through the first 3 tracks. The directional change during Remurdered did feel a bit overbearing at first but I'm getting used to it. A solid album after 3 spins.
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    Super solid effort by Stephen Malkmus again Why aren’t you listening to this already

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    Gonna get around to that. I wanna hear the new Angel Olsen as well. I really liked her single.
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    Stephen Malkmus' Wig Out At Jagbags is a solid release, and seems like a continuation of Mirror Traffic in a lot of ways with the short songs (two are even under 2 minutes).

    I do miss jammy Malkmus and wish he would return to Real Emotional Trash style albums, and I do miss hearing Janet Weiss' drumming on record, but this is a decent release to start 2014. Fun & poppy, good guitar work, and even some horns! Typical Malkmus with a few surprises to keep it interesting.

    Independence Street, J Smoov, and Cinnamon & Lesbians are my favorite tracks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by IceyHotshot View Post
    The new Actress LP is very great. Very mellow, gentle, often staticy, nice to just relax to. Apparently it's a 3 LP but it's just over 75 mins. Goes by nicely.
    I'm loving it as well; it sort of splits the difference between Splazsh and R.I.P., and tracks like "Image" and "Rap" sound almost like vaporwave tracks. If this really is his last album under the Actress name it's a really strong one to go out on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by casey View Post
    Stephen Malkmus' Wig Out At Jagbags is a solid release, and seems like a continuation of Mirror Traffic in a lot of ways with the short songs (two are even under 2 minutes).

    I do miss jammy Malkmus and wish he would return to Real Emotional Trash style albums, and I do miss hearing Janet Weiss' drumming on record, but this is a decent release to start 2014. Fun & poppy, good guitar work, and even some horns! Typical Malkmus with a few surprises to keep it interesting.

    Independence Street, J Smoov, and Cinnamon & Lesbians are my favorite tracks.
    Really enjoying this one as well, and I'd add Lariat to my favorite tracks for the line about 80's music. This probably comes from being two years younger than Malkmus.

    I'll have to find a good rip of the Actress album. Interested in that one as well.

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    I listened to the Malkmus record today and wasn't too hot on it after a first listen.
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    They're under a DDoS attack right now. No telling when they'll be back.

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    The new cibo matto sounds pretty damn awesome after four listens.
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    The Malkmus is ok. Some cool guitar lines. Certain melodies grow on you. Overall it doesn't grab my attention much. Lariat and J Smoov are cool.

    I'm digging the Angel Olsen album a lot. Her voice aches sucks me in. She comes across with some genuine heart ache. Nice mix between the folky and rock tracks. Maybe give it some spins before you judge because I can see how it could come across as a run of the mill indie/folk album. I feel she deserves better.

    I only heard Ghettoville once but that shit is dope. Especially the shorter tracks. It's eerie/dark and it warms up and becomes really beautiful at times, like Gaze. I like the variety.

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    Yeah, Ghettoville started out sort of slow for me and then boy, did it pick up. Skyline's the standout track for me.

    I could not get through a full listen of the Painted Palms album -- sounded like an adult contemporary Animal Collective tribute.

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    Did the new Silver Mt Zion leak yet? I've been not paying much attention to such things for the past few weeks.

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    Not super stoked on this Malkmus album. To me it's his first solo album that doesn't deviate from its predecessor in interesting ways. This is safely in the same lane as Mirror Traffic, only a little less memorable. It's goofier than that album, but you knew that from the title.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Neutral Milk Hotel View Post
    Not super stoked on this Malkmus album. To me it's his first solo album that doesn't deviate from its predecessor in interesting ways. This is safely in the same lane as Mirror Traffic, only a little less memorable. It's goofier than that album, but you knew that from the title.
    Totally understand where you are coming from. I wouldn't suggest that this should be anyone's first foray into his body of work, it's low on my rank of his albums. There's just something about his guitar though...
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    Just finished Alcest's Shelter. Wow, just incredibly gorgeous stuff, one of the best shoegaze albums I've heard in some time.
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    Nice way to start off the year!

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