RE: Howsabout the 5 best of 2002 so far? | from ScoobidooOct 30 2002 - 00:33
My five favorites for the moment (in no particulary order):
My five favorites for the moment (in no particulary order):
I haven't listened to much that's original lately, but my faves so far:
flaming lips: yoshimi
mum: finally we are no one
pulp: we love life
wilco: yankee hotel foxtrot
hayden: skyscraper national park
but i must say that on limited listen so far, we were young and needed the money rawks my world
beck - sea change
kilowatthours - the bright side
early day miners - let us garlands bring
the black heart procession - amore del tropico
tocotronic - tocotronic
and levitate - revealed in 2002 for the netherlands
No specific order.
Mary Timony - the golden dove
El-P - Fantastic Damage
is that 5?
in no particular order
sonic youth- murray street
flaming lips- yoshimi
pere ubu- st arkansas
notwist- neon golden
i'm a little late on the interpol part of this thread, but not all 3 songs from the EP will be on the full length. pda and nyc are repeated, but the specialist is not on the record. tracklisting below ...
Untitled (aka "intro")
Say Hello to the Angels
Stella was a Diver and She was always Down
they've also announced the first part of their us tour, its on the matador site.
As far as the "'alternative' rock radio band" debate goes, remember this: it's not about whether a band is good or sucks; it's about what Clear Channel decides to shove up our asses at any given moment. Resistance is futile. The quality (or lack thereof) of the music is a moot issue.
Back on track:
My two albums:
Bob Mould- Modulate-- not his best, but it is his boldest statement. Besides, it's nice to have some fresh Bob in the changer after 3 years.
...And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead- Source Tags and Codes-- after hearing so much manufactured angst on the radio and M2, it's nice to see a good band make good rock and then smash their equipment again.
Honorable mentions: Eels/Souljacker, Mary Timony/The Golden Dove, Superdrag/Last Call For Vitriol, Flaming Lips/Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots, Damien Jurado/I Break Chairs, Pedro The Lion/Control
I'm not out to bash Mazzy Star, but they simply do nothing for me. Maybe there is a way into that music that I just don't know right now, but MS's fans just rave on and on about them and I just can't.
Our Lady Peace is pathetic.
mazzy. mazzy, mazzy star
hope sandoval's, pouting, pouting lips...
i actually quite like the music too...
i may be slightly futzing the release dates on these (i.e, okay maybe it was december of 2001) but close enough for me.
1. aphextwin | drukqs.
2. i'd say coldplay but im pretty sure parqachutes was 2001.
3. same goes for Eitzel's Invisible Man, but i didnt OWN it till this year, so..... :)
jeeze, would it kill me to go get the CD outta the closet and look at the dates?!?!?!
as for the "Our Lady Peace SUCKS" comment, well you know im not a fan and not not a fan. i mean, they are basically a regular "alternative rock radio band" when it all comes down, but for one of 'those' kinda bands they are rather impressive. i mean, they sure as hell beat Creed in the "can you kinda take them seriously?" category, u know what i mean? there are plenty bands like that on the radio today, ones that really aint so bad considering their popularity (OLP, Tantric, etc) and ones that just place suck horse-wad (Creed, Default, etc.) but ultimately it all comes down to personal preference, you know? there is one bad which is repeatedly held in SUCH high esteem in the arty/moody band category, which i can truly say is one of the worst bands i have ever heard in my life: and that band is MAZZY STAR. i cannot for the life of me understand what ANYONE thinks is even remotely talented or listenable about that band. i take WEEN as more legitimate artists than Mazzy Star. seriously. but like i said. its all just opinion. besides, we're here to support music, not insult it. so with that in mind... GO IDAHO, GO!!!! :)
i already gave my top 5, but i have to add the new flaming lips album, skeleton key - "obtanium", and camden - "pieces of places". especially camden. they're just too f'kn good for words.
Superdrag - Last Call For Vitriol
Kicks a helluva lot o' rock and roll ass...
i second that.
lets not be harsh on each others taste. we all like odd things. I.E. Kings of Convenience, a guilty pleasure because of the simple lyrics but a sweet non the less.
"It's hard to understand how one could appreciate both Idaho AND OLP."
It's really not that hard to understand.
What in the blue hell is up with all the our lady peace fans?!!!!!!!! they absolutely suck. It's hard to understand how one could appreciate both Idaho AND OLP.
Flaming Lips - Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots, Our Lady Peace - Gravity, Local H - Here Comes the Zoo, Norah Jones - Come Away with Me, and ...Trail of Dead Source Tags and Codes.
A strong guitar record is Jason Loewenstein's
At Sixes and Sevens. It's completely homemade;
he plays everything and it rocks furiously. A
real steering-wheel pounder.
I'm working on the other four!
Did this bump to the front, cause it didnt last time...?
The Doves "Catch The Sun" is such an amazing song. Im occasionally driven to slight tears of joy while listening to it on a nice day in my ragtop on the way to the beach.
Songs: Ohia - ...rain
Pleasant Grove - ...heart
Chris Cacavas - bumbling...
My Morning Jacket - at dawn
Isolation Years - Inland Traveller
That's the music people in germany listen to. well not really all people. Does anyone know the "isolation years"? they are from sweden. very good.
In no particular order:
Pleasant Grove - Auscultation of the Heart
The Court and Spark - Bless You
Wilco - Yankee Hotel Foxtrot
Damien Jurado - I Break Chairs
Lambchop - Is a Woman
actually the best new album i've heard this year is "jiggery pokery" by the black watch. i hate to plug other bands on Idaho's site but this is a fantastic album - kind of "white album" meets XTC meets New Order. and i have heard that john b. of idaho is a friend of john from the black watch, so there's a connection there.
I know-- it totally sucks, even though the EP was what, $4.00?
I think that was more to publicize Interpol's new deal with Matador than anything else, though. I hope that won't discourage you from getting your hands on the CD, though. It kicks lots of ass.
For those of you who are into Archer Prewitt, he's going out on the road pretty soon, with West Coast dates to be announced shortly (http://www.thrilljockey.com/news.html#tour). Nice guy, immensely talented but one of the most booooooring people I've ever interviewed. *snoring* There should be a new Sea and Cake this fall, too. Tortoise, too. Yay!
the upcoming Interpol record has all 3 songs from the e.p.? i hate it when bands do that. it's a waste of hard earned $ on the part of the consumer. guess i'll be trying to sell the e.p. when album's released...
That Archer Prewitt record is amazing.
I dig Eitzel's covers record and Sushirobo's "Drawings and Garbage Structures", but that's only three. I don't think Luna is going to make the list come December.
I'm sure they'll rerun the Craig Kilborn episode soon-- it is summer, after all. And if you're into the Interpol EP the full-length's even better. It's called 'Turn On the Bright Lights,' is due out August 20 and contains the three songs from the EP. The first song, 'Untitled,' is hands-down one of the best damn rock songs I've heard in quite some time.
Also, Songs: Ohia are working on a new CD with Steve Albini; its working title is 'The Pyramid Electric Co' and it should arrive by the end of the year.
yeah i missed that too, dammit - i think they did everywhere with helicopter.
GBV was on Greg Kilbourn last night(CBS, 11:30 St Louis time). I fell asleep before they were on...anyone see it? What song did they do?
crispy ambulance - scissorgun, guided by voices - universal truths and cycles, boards of canada - geogaddi, the black watch - jiggery pokery, interpol - s/t e.p.
...AND YOU WILL KNOW US BY THE TRAIL OF DEAD - source tags and codes
1. Hayden "Skyscraper National Park"
2. Songs: Ohia "Didn't It Rain"
3. Early Day Miners "Let Us Garlands Bring"
4. Kilowatthours "The Bright Side"
5. The Mountain Goats "The Coroner's Gambit"
Wilco- Yankee Hotel Foxtrot
Doves- Last Broadcast
Niel Finn and Friends-7 worlds collide
Golden Smog- Weird Tales
Gomez- In Our Gun
Doves - The Last Broadcast
Archer Prewitt - Three
The Tragically Hip - In Voilet Light
Radar Bros. - And The Surrounding Mountains
James - Getting Away With It - Live
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