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The Soup Nazi 12.11.2019 12:31 AM

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From 12.04.2018, 10:05 PM:

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[...] Hey, "Claire, no" sounded like "Caroline, No". (And yes, I'm aware that's a YouTube link. :D)


Antagon 12.11.2019 05:34 PM

 

Antagon 12.11.2019 06:16 PM

 

Antagon 12.11.2019 07:21 PM

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Okay, how did this album ever get to be as revered as it is? I just sat through close to an hour of running time, of which I only really enjoyed about 5 minutes or so (that would be the second track "Wild"). The closer "Irene" was okay too, but it didn't quite win me over. But the rest just sounded like lethargic drivel to me. There are little glimpses of interesting melodies that are immediately drowned in the pale, metallic sound, the awful penchant for overdoing the reverb and the less than excited vocals. *Shrugs*

choc e-Claire 12.11.2019 08:27 PM

Ha! The gaze server I'm on circlejerks that album completely, and I'd never listened to it. Glad to know that I shouldn't bother.

choc e-Claire 12.11.2019 08:52 PM

 

Severian 12.12.2019 08:37 AM

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Originally Posted by Antagon
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Okay, how did this album ever get to be as revered as it is? I just sat through close to an hour of running time, of which I only really enjoyed about 5 minutes or so (that would be the second track "Wild"). The closer "Irene" was okay too, but it didn't quite win me over. But the rest just sounded like lethargic drivel to me. There are little glimpses of interesting melodies that are immediately drowned in the pale, metallic sound, the awful penchant for overdoing the reverb and the less than excited vocals. *Shrugs*


I donít know, itís like a really basic version of all the great shoegaze and dream pop we grew up with, but people either donít seem to know that or donít seem to care.

Antagon 12.12.2019 09:39 AM

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Originally Posted by Severian
I don’t know, it’s like a really basic version of all the great shoegaze and dream pop we grew up with, but people either don’t seem to know that or don’t seem to care.

It's actually quite beloved elsewhere (6th highest rated for 2012 and 541st overall at rateyourmusic, as well as countless best-of lists). But, I just couldn't. You say really basic, I say bereft of everything that made those albums great in the first place. None of the lush, beautiful soundcapes, really bland and lifeless vocals and melodies that try to be chipper but get bogged down by the awful production. To me it sounded like an empty husk appropriating a few shoegaze and dream pop tropes without quite grasping why they were ever effective, let alone how to make them effective. But maybe that's just me. A lot of people seem to like it. I just needed to vent.

Antagon 12.12.2019 12:48 PM

 

Ana Frango Elťtrico - Little Electric Chicken Heart


Two songs in. Lovely, really lovely.

_tunic_ 12.12.2019 01:53 PM

 


The perfect Christmas album :p

Antagon 12.12.2019 01:58 PM

 

!@#$%! 12.12.2019 02:41 PM

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Originally Posted by Antagon
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Okay, how did this album ever get to be as revered as it is? I just sat through close to an hour of running time, of which I only really enjoyed about 5 minutes or so (that would be the second track "Wild"). The closer "Irene" was okay too, but it didn't quite win me over. But the rest just sounded like lethargic drivel to me. There are little glimpses of interesting melodies that are immediately drowned in the pale, metallic sound, the awful penchant for overdoing the reverb and the less than excited vocals. *Shrugs*

most children overrate their own times is why

presentism/lack of perspective

!@#$%! 12.12.2019 02:42 PM

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Ha! The gaze server I'm on circlejerks that album completely, and I'd never listened to it. Glad to know that I shouldn't bother.

beach house can be okay. itís just nothing to kill for.

choc e-Claire 12.12.2019 07:14 PM

 

Bytor Peltor 12.12.2019 09:33 PM

The Cush - Heavy Psych

NYCgaf16 12.13.2019 12:46 PM

Nirvana - All Apologies

Antagon 12.13.2019 06:19 PM

 

Severian 12.13.2019 11:16 PM

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Kind of a snoozer for me so far

_tunic_ 12.14.2019 04:34 AM

 


Exit In Darkness, the new collaboration EP from MONO & A.A.Williams. Digital release out now, physical release out January 24 via Pelagic Records!

Antagon 12.14.2019 05:46 AM

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Kind of a snoozer for me so far

I thought it was not quite as lovely and playful as Stratosphere, but it had its moments. I get your sentiment though. Will relisten some time.


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